On April 28, 2007, Alpha Phi proudly installed the Iota Kappa chapter at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Susan Zabriskie (Theta-Michigan), executive director of the Fraternity, led the Court of Ivy ceremony on the evening of April 27. Initiation was held the following day at the Courtyard Marriott in Lebanon, New Hampshire. International Executive Board Representative Sally McCall Grant (Gamma-DePauw) served as Lady Superior.
The Courtyard Marriott was also host to a reception for initiates and their families. Crista Cate Vasina (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado), past International President and extension committee chair, served as toastmistress. Assisted Director of Coed, Fraternity and Sorority Life Megan Johnson welcomed the new chapter on behalf of the college. Deb Carney, assistant dean, also attended as a representative from the college. On behalf of the Alpha Phi Foundation, Susan Zabriskie presented the chapter’s director of scholarship badge. She also presented the Foundation’s traditional $1,000 gift in celebration of the chapter’s installation. The chapter designated the gift to Dick Cyr on behalf of David’s House, which offers a comfortable home-away-from-home for children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
The highlight of the installation was the presentation of the charter. Sally Grant presented the charter to Vanessa Cruz, new chapter president. She was also presented with the president’s badge and gavel. Gifts to the chapter included the Loving Cup from the IEB and welcome dollars from 52 collegiate and alumnae chapters.