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Iota Mu

Georgia Institute of Technology

Apr 17th, 2009

Founding Date

Establishment efforts began in the spring of 2008 with the planning and marketing of Alpha Phi’s recruitment blitz. In August 2008, a team of alumnae interviewed and selected an incredible group of charter members. Alpha Phi’s sisterhood grew even stronger on April 18, 2009, with the installation of the 149th active chapter, Iota Mu at Georgia Tech. On Friday, April 17, initiates gathered in the beautiful Academy of Medicine for the Court of Ivy ceremony to prepare for initiation. Local Atlanta alumnae, members of Team Buzz and International representatives participated in the ceremony. The next morning, more than 115 eager colony members and alumnae initiates were initiated and signed Iota Mu’s charter in the Georgia Tech Student Center Theater. International Executive Board Director Jane Kirby Arkes (Omicron-Missouri) presided over the ceremony. Immediately following the initiation, more than 200 parents, alumnae and Georgia Tech officials celebrated at the installation banquet held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Team Lead and former International President Crista Cate Vasina (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado) served as toastmistress and presented the president’s pin to new Chapter President Amanda Boothe. Foundation Director Diana Spry Straker (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) presented the scholarship pin and a $1,000 grant to Northside Hospital’s (Atlanta) Heart Health Program. Director of Extension Megan Bouché (Epsilon-Minnesota) provided the attendees with a history of Alpha Phi at Georgia Tech, and Interim Fraternity Executive Director Linda Schnetzer (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) presented the welcome dollars.