Alpha Phi was proud to initiate the 58 outstanding members of Theta sigma, eleven Phi Alpha Beta alumnae and ten mothers. Installation weekend began with Court of Ivy, March 31. The initiation and reception followed on April 1.
Seven Alpha Phi alumnae were on-site to install the chapter: Laura Malley-Schmitt (Zeta Phi-MIT), Vice President-Extension; Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU Long Beach), Director of Extension and Southern Utah new chapter supervisor; Laura Jenkins Berger (Gamma Kappa-CSU Long Beach), administrator of Alpha Phi 2000; Kristen Weisser Gourley (Beta Epsilon-Arizona), District Alumnae Coordinator; Margaret Goebel (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara), field consultant; and Linda Picknell Thompson (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), Southern Utah advisory board member.
Without an existing Panhellenic and few Alpha Phi alumnae in the area, Southern Utah was an unlikely prospect. After the formal presentation in November 1994, 57 Phi Alpha Beta affirmed the match by selecting Alpha Phi. Founded in 1923, Phi Alpha Beta flourished on campus for many years until its dissolution in the late 1960s. The sorority was re-established in 1988. As a new chapter of Alpha Phi, the group made rapid progress toward installation goals and was chartered as Theta Sigma on April 1, 1995.
• Mary Squires McDowell – 2010 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Mechelle Mellor – 2016 Michaelanean Award Winner
Apr 1st, 1995