This past semester was met with great challenges following the outbreak of the international pandemic. We were very fortunate to still be able to host our philanthropy event, King of Hearts. King of Hearts is a male beauty pageant featuring males from our very own campus showing off their interview skills, swim attire, and talents. Each participant raised a minimum of $50 in order to participate although most raised much more. All of the money raised from donations and ticket sales was sent to the Alpha Phi Foundation for women's heart health.
Every year, the Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi holds two philanthropy events catered toward Women’s Heart Health. This semester, we hosted our Red Dress Gala in the Hartley Room on the Florida Tech campus!
The event was a sit-down dinner, accompanied with a silent auction, photo booth, magicians, live music and so much more! The silent auction prizes were donated from individuals and local companies around Melbourne. They ranged from a cooler filled with grilling essentials, a week long pass to Orange Theory Fitness, and gift certificates to local restaurants.
The directors of Red Dress, Nicole Zukowski, and Holly Caldwell, worked alongside the VP of Community Relations Caliegh Covell. The Red Dress Gala was a huge success thanks to these three ladies. Thanks to the support of friends and family, Alpha Phi was able to bring awareness to Women's Heart Health and raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation!
Thank you to everyone that came and supported such an amazing cause.
After a successful recruitment period thanks to our Director of Primary Recruitment – Marian Amundsen, VP of Recruitment – Hilarie MacLeod, and chapter president Heather Schacht, the sisters were finally able to celebrate nine new members: Cherrise Ficke, Julia Minisi, Nadia Rahmmings, Rosie Red, Jenny Reeb, Megan Richard, Paige Rieger, Jasmine Shelton and Alicia Sucher! As the sisters awaited the new members to Slide Home to Alpha Phi they decorated it with a baseball theme!
On February 23rd, 2018 we held our spring philanthropy event, King of Hearts! This event is a male pageant show where they are all competing for the title "King of Hearts." Thanks to our Vice President of Community Relations, Caleigh Covell, our Director of Philanthropy, Danae Dekker, and everyone else involved, an amazing event was held!
Pictured above is all of the male contestants with their Alpha Phi coaches.
January 20, 2018
This spring we were able to extend a bid to one girl who came through recruitment. It is always hard to narrow down options when so many women come through and meet our sisters. Recruitment was all made possible thanks to our Director of Formal Recruitment, Marian Amundsen, and our Vice President of Membership Recruitment, Hilarie MacLeod. This semester our bid was handed out to Toni-Ann. Toni-Ann is a sophomore in Genomics and Molecular Genetics. We are so excited to have her and see what she does with her time here in Alpha Phi!
Every year, the Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi holds two philanthropy events catered toward Women’s Heart Health.
This semester, we hosted our second annual Red Dress Casino Night on September 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hartley Room at Florida Tech.
The event was filled with food, a CPR Booth, a photo booth, poker and of course, prizes. All of our prizes were donated from individuals or local vendors around Melbourne. They ranged from Jay-Z concert tickets to a Couple’s Night basket filled with gift certificates.
The directors of Red Dress were Caleigh Covell and Buse Dayioglu. Both of these sisters worked alongside the Vice President of Marketing, Erin Filoramo. With the coordination of these three ladies and the efforts of our chapter, this year’s Red Dress Casino Night was better than ever expected.
The people who came out to Red Dress were incredibly supportive. The guests ranged from town locals, family, friends, fellow students, members of Greek Life, and alumnae from Alpha Phi.
Last year, the sisters raised around $2,800 for the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of Women’s Heart Health. However, this year, the sisters raised $3,200 dollars thanks to the over 160 guests who attended and our community.
Finally, Alpha Phi would like to give a special thanks to Res Life who let us use all of their supplies for this event, allowing it to be such a success. Make sure to check out their Casino Night in the spring!
On August 20th, we welcomed our new fall pledge class of 2017! This day was filled with long-lasting memories and celebration of our six new members.
After a successful recruitment period thanks to our Director of Primary Recruitment – Daniela Magro, VP of Recruitment – Heather Schacht, and chapter president Devon McMahon, the sisters were finally able to celebrate six new members: Britney Laserinko, Carlina Rizzo, Danae Dekker, Nicole Wright, Paige Greiner, and Tyler Prather! As the sisters rocked and rolled while waiting for the arrival of these girls, they decorated the chapter room into a rockin’ theme. Bid Day was an absolute blast with food, music and games, and getting 6 new members made it all the better. APhi/DC was a rockin’ great time, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for the new members!
Senior Sendoff is always very near and dear to the sisters of Alpha Phi because we celebrate the seniors and their accomplishments within the chapter.
Although it may be the end of their career as active members, they become inducted into the Alumnae association of Alpha Phi. This year we held Senior Sendoff on April 23rd, around the end of the Spring semester. This semester there were 10 sisters graduating: Mavi Elena, Devon McMahon, Samara Neufeld, Brooklynn Byford, Lola Barbor, Courtney Arceneaux, Claire Lang, Anna Smith, Jacqueline Cullen, and Sarah Thomas. These wonderful ladies have made incredible contributions to the Alpha Phi chapter at Florida Tech, and have served as role models for other sisters as well. The night began with paper plate awards for every sister within the sorority, then transitioned to giving the Chapter awards to sisters who have made a difference within the chapter. Finally, the graduating sisters were given gifts by their littles and then inducted as Alumnae of Alpha Phi. Senior Sendoffs are always bittersweet, but no matter what these girls will always be sisters, hand to hand and heart to heart.
Greek Week, a time of fun competition and sisterly bonding, began on March 24th for Greek Life.
During the week, there were multiple events that each of the sisters participated in like cornhole, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and even an event called can-struction. Samara Neufeld represented our chapter as Greek Goddess for the week. As Greek Goddess, it was Samara’s duty to participate in events and raise money for the chosen charity, the Friends of Children of Brevard. Our sisters put their all into the events and had a great time doing so. Ultimately, we came in 1st place for Greek Week and won the title of Greek Goddess. Furthermore, we were fortunate enough to raise a substantial amount of money for the Friends of Children of Brevard, therefore giving back to our local community. Not only were the sisters able to bond with each other, but they had so much fun intertwining and playing with the other Greek chapters at Florida Tech! We can’t wait to do it all again next year!