Summer 2019 – Collegiate and Alumnae Pride – Gamma Area

“Phi Mu America” is an informal term that is used to describe all of our members and chapters, but 175,000 total lifetime members can be a lot to keep track of! This is why Phi Mu America is split into four areas: Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.

From the Appalachian Mountains to the Carolina beaches, the Gamma Area covers the states in the middle Atlantic region of the United States. Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., make up the Gamma Area. Here is what our chapters there, both collegiate and alumnae, have been up to lately!

Kentucky

Georgetown College, ΔΗ

Delta Eta turned 50 this year! The chapter celebrated by hosting a reception on April 13. National President and Delta Eta alumna Andie Kash shared formal remarks for all attendees. Past and present members of the Delta Eta Chapter had a lot of fun reconnecting.

Northern Kentucky University, ΡΝ

Rho Nu is proud to present its YouTube Channel. What better way to share the great things the chapter is accomplishing with other organizations on campus and even other chapters across the nation? Technology is a huge part of college students’ lives, and the Rho Nu Chapter has decided to use it to promote Phi Mu in a positive light. There are several “Day in the Life” videos, where viewers get a peek into the life of a few Executive Committee members!

Western Kentucky University, ΔΤ

Delta Tau had an engaging spring semester by hosting many different guests at weekly chapter meetings. Members loved welcoming former National Vice President Beth Denney Ward, ΔH, to facilitate a program on Phi Mu Foundation. The group also had Officer Tim Gray from the WKU Police Department teach a class on self-defense as a chapter development program.

Maryland

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, ΦΓ

Phi Gamma hosted Miracle Week in the spring and raised over $1,300 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The whole chapter worked together to make the week a success, and members were so thankful for Chapter Philanthropy Director Mayra Perez who set up all of the events. To cap off a great week of philanthropy, the chapter held its sisterhood retreat at a sister’s home for a weekend of bonding.

Towson University, ΦΘ

The Phi Theta Chapter participated in TigerTHON, Towson University’s annual Dance Marathon benefiting local CMN Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Phi Theta was named the top TigerTHON fundraiser with $13,605 raised. In total, TigerTHON was able to raise $173,185 for the kids!

Tennessee

University of Memphis, ΚΛ

In March, Kappa Lambda’s annual Spaghetti Dinner raised $9,425 for the kids! It was an amazing night filled with plenty of spaghetti, a silent auction and personal stories by some former Le Bonheur patients. Sisters love supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals any chance they get, especially with Le Bonheur in Memphis!

Nashville Alumnae Chapter

A few Theta Chapter alumnae attended the “Sweet Rebellion” album release party for the band Blue Honey which was held at the Analog in Nashville. The award-winning duo is comprised of fellow Theta Chapter alumna Kassie Brooks Jordan and her husband, Troy. “The Voice” contestant Adam Wakefield opened the show with some of his music, and Blue Honey followed. The evening was filled with wonderful original music.

South Carolina

University of South Carolina, ΛΘ

The University of South Carolina Dance Marathon Staff, Morale Team, and Executive Board are made up of many Lambda Theta Chapter members. Because of this, the chapter has become known among the campus community for its strong and unbeatable love for the kids. So many sisters put in an incredible amount of time and energy to help make the 2019 DM a success. With over 100 sisters present, the chapter was able to raise $55,047 of the total $1,038,156.

Virginia

Richmond Alumnae Chapter

The Richmond Alumnae Chapter held a Heart 2 Heart event in February decorating lollipops for the Lambda Gamma Chapter (Virginia Commonwealth University). In March, sisters celebrated 167 years of Phi Mu at a Founders’ Day Brunch. Nine different collegiate chapters were represented from Ohio, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. Alumnae chapter members were also present at the Lambda Gamma and Gamma Alpha (The College of William and Mary) Initiation Services.

Washington, D.C.

American University, ΓΔ

Last semester, Gamma Delta Chapter danced the day away at EagleTHON, American University’s Dance Marathon. Together with the community, over $32,000 was raised for the kids. In March, the chapter held the Olympic Games, at which campus organizations competed for the gold! Over $2,000 raised for Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.