The Gamma Phi chapter of Alpha Phi was first installed at Florida State University in 1959.
The May 16 installation weekend began with a talk to the new members by Jean Morrow Meeg (Chi-Montana), director of programs. Then with an impressive group of national visitors, alumnae from 12 chapters and collegiates from Alabama (Beta Mu), Rollins (Beta Lambda) and Georgia State (Gamma Mu) as witnesses, the new member class was initiated in the Episcopal chapel on campus.
That evening brought the presentation of the chapter charter by Elinor Smith Davis (Gamma-DePauw), director of extension, and the installation banquet in the Magnolia Room of the Floridan Hotel. Highlighting the banquet was Dean Katherine Warren’s welcoming speech. Guests at the speakers’ table were Elinor Davis; Jean Meeg; Ilah Winter Grant (Theta-Michigan), governor of District II; Madelene Sawyer (Eta-Boston), toastmistress; Janet Belknap Randel (Beta Kappa-Denison); Lynn French, collegiate president; Susan VanWinkle, new member adviser, and Jane Mims. Additional guests were Doris Corbett (Beta-Northwestern), executive secretary; Annette Lange Seaton (Gamma-DePauw), past district governor, and Karen Redding (Gamma Nu-Miami University), field secretary. The banquet was climaxed by the presentation of gifts from other Alpha Phi chapters and the national officers.
Sunday the new initiates and visitors attended the Tallahassee Methodist Church where they were officially welcomed to the town. After the service the model chapter meeting was presented by the Alabama collegiates.
On March 19, 2011, Alpha Phi International Fraternity celebrated the reinstallation of its Gamma Phi chapter at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. In April of 2010, Alpha Phi accepted an invitation to reestablish. The weekend kicked off with the Court of Ivy ceremony held in Miller Hall, the location of Alpha Phi’s preference six months earlier, and the place where many new initiates received their bids. Initiation followed Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where Alpha Phi welcomed one-hundred and forty-six initiates, including five alumnae initiates, into the chapter. A successful installation banquet took place the following day at the Golden Eagle Country Club with more than three-hundred guests and numerous Gamma Phi alumnae in attendance.
• When Alpha Phi re-established in 2010 there were over five-hundred potential new members who signed up to go through the recruitment process and around one-hundred and fifty selected into membership.
• There is an Alpha Phi Foundation hospital wing at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The original Alpha Phi house (pre re-installation) still stands on FSU's campus, known as the Hecht House; it is the Center for Intensive English Studies. The current chapter house broke ground in February 2013 with construction completing at the end of the year. The first live-ins moved into the brand new house on Copeland Street in January 2014. The house is situated next to Delta Gamma and across the street from the School of Music.
• Marjorie Fraser Prickett – 1972 Michaelanearn Award Winner
• Gayla Reed Brown – 1978 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Helen Forsyth Dunlap - 1978 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Karen Thomas Carroll – 1984 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Linda deJarnette Marcet – 2006 Michaelanean Award Winner
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