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Zeta Pi

Case Western Reserve University

Mar 27th, 1982

Founding Date

Alpha Phi installed Zeta Pi chapter at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 27, 1982. Forty-two collegians and one alumna were initiated. The chapter was the first on campus for any national sorority. In the spring of 1980, a group of enthusiastic young women banded together and called themselves LGN (Let’s Go National). Joan Kelly, then International Extension Director, arrived to discuss affiliation with Alpha Phi. The group petitioned the Fraternity that fall, and with the assistance of Joan Kelly and many local alumnae, they were welcomed as a new chapter on November 19. June Zielinski Stanitz (Rho-Ohio State), was chairman of the installation. Collegians from Epsilon Alpha chapter, Ashland University, performed the Court of Ivy and initiation ceremonies. The installation banquet was held at the Hollenden House. Dr. David Ragone, president of the university, gave an official welcome. The highlight of the banquet was the presentation of a $1,000 check from the Alpha Phi Foundation to Case Western School of Medicine by Foundation Chairman Martha Watkins Mast (Beta Nu-Duke). International President Mary Carr Boyd (Omicron-Missouri) was the keynote speaker, Nancy Wittgen Burks DeVoe (Gamma-DePauw), International Vice-President Extension, was toastmistress. Extension Director Kathy Clifford introduced the charter members of Zeta Pi. Other Fraternity officers attending were District Governor Debbie Trumbull Lipner (Delta Eta-Adrian), Field Representative Tracy Hodgins Gobis (Iota-Wisconsin), District Alumnae Chairman Artie Schafrick Zaller (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green), and Parents Club Consultant Dody Thannhausen Allshouse (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City).