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April 2012                                         The award-winning e-Newsletter of Phi Sigma Sigma
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Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation

Scholarship and Need-Based Educational Grant Applications due by April 10th


Annually, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation offers scholarships and need-based educational grants to deserving sisters (both alumnae and collegians).


In 2011, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation awarded more scholarships and educational grants than ever before, 41 recipients and over $73,000!


"To those who support the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and its scholarship programs, I offer my utmost appreciation and thanks. The selfless acts of donors and supporters of the Foundation make it possible for many young women to continue to aim high in all that they do." - Samantha Kraemer, Delta Theta, Oakland University


Click here to apply

And the KINDLE WINNER is...
Valerie Dandar (Kappa Chapter at George Washington University) - Congratulations on your new Kindle!  Thank you to all of our loyal sisters for paying your alumnae dues. 
 "I pay alumnae dues to support the Fraternity that has given me so much as a collegian and continues to contribute to my personal development as an alumna through my role as a volunteer," says Valerie.


There are three months left to become a "loyal sister!" To support the Fraternity and become a loyal sister, click on the icon below!




Jackie Petrucci is the new Director of Chapter Services for Phi Sigma Sigma.  She is an Alpha Omicron Pi with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master's degree in student affairs from the University of Georgia.  Jackie brings several years of experience in Greek life to Phi Sigma Sigma. 



Heidi Myers is the new Director of Financial Operations for Phi Sigma Sigma. She has her certificate in business from McConnell School in Minneapolis, MN. Heidi brings nearly 20 years of accounting and technology experience to Phi Sigma Sigma.




Alex Cheolas (Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University) is a new Membership Manager for Phi Sigma Sigma.  She was archon and risk management chairman for her chapter.  Alex served the Fraternity a field consultant at Cornell University since July 2011.

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I recently wrote a professional article about gratitude and, consequently, have been thinking about it a lot lately.  It is said that gratitude is a "chosen attitude" - we must choose to see the good and appreciate it.  Think about our Founders...  They were so appreciative of and committed to the friendship they all shared that they chose to form their own sorority instead of going their separate ways to join different groups.  The power of their friendship made it possible for us to share the Phi Sigma Sigma experience.  And, for that, I am incredibly grateful. Read more>


With the Centennial Celebration a little over a year away, it is important for us to take time to remember where we came from!

Phi Sigma Sigma has been promoting leadership for almost 100 years! In the above article you will see a picture from the SPHINX magazine, 1968.  LTC (Leadership Training Conference) in 1968 opened with First Grand Vice Archon, Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg, reading a beautiful letter from Founder Jeannette Lipka Furst.  The weekend was devoted to workshops pertaining to recruitment, new member education and chapter operations (sound familiar?).  Saturday evening a dinner and awards banquet was held to acknowledge outstanding leaders of Phi Sigma Sigma. Read more>

Delta Phi Chapter at Monmouth University

Nearly 25 years ago, the Delta Phi chapter was established at Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ.  As a milestone anniversary quickly approaches, our sisters at Monmouth have a lot to celebrate!  In fact, these women give each of Phi Sigma Sigma's three core values a whole new meaning.  Read more> 

Pierron Tackes (Kappa Chapter at George Washington University) has been named Nevada's Cherry Blossom princess and will be featured on a float at the Cherry Blossoms Festival in Washington, D.C. this spring!


Jenny DiMasi (Theta Delta Chapter at Univ. of Illinois-Chicago) has been chosen as one of the six finalists in the 2012 TKE International Sweetheart Scholarship.  The winner will be announced in April!


Zeta Omicron Chapter (Kutztown University) Phi Sigs take the homecoming queen crown three years in a row!  Show to the left...Elizabeth Schroeder (2009), Tristin Bates (2010) and Tiffany Bates (2011).


Michelle Weber Hurwitz (Theta Chapter at Univ. of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) is the author of Calli Be Gold, a children's book published by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House. The paperback comes out this April!


Bobbi Wilson (Iota Omicron Chapter at Capital University) has been elected President of the Student Government Board.


Congratulations to our last issue's winner: Ryann Gardner (Theta Gamma at Gannon University)


All those who complete this month's crossword puzzle correctly and within the timeframe will be entered into a drawing for a special Phi Sigma Sigma prize!


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Email completed puzzle to or Fax to 410-799-8186

ATTN: Tristin Bates


Deadline - April 30


Do you have news you want to share with Phi Sigma Sigma? Headquarters is always looking for updates on our collegiate and alumnae chapters and members.



Note: please be as specific as possible!  Make sure to include the who, what, when, where, why and any contact information.