Alumnae Spotlight

Mary McWillimans, Ohio State - Beta Chapter

Congratulations to our National President on being honored by the National Society of Black Engineers for her Professional Leadership during the NSBE's Evening of Excellence.  You can read more here.


Chloe Griffin, Purdue - Alpha Chapter

Chloe Griffin, an Area Manager for Amazon, was interviewed about her experience in Reno, Nevada on MSNBC.
Check out the interview here.

Christine (Mooney) Jackson, Purdue - Alpha Chapter
SWE Educator Member Christine Jackson explains why she is with SWE.  Christine is from the Purdue Alpha Chapter, a Founding Class member, and former President of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Check out the video here.


Hand Symbol


Be sure that your palms are facing you regardless of the way that you are facing or where the camera is located.


16th National Council

Congratulations the members of the 16th National Council that will serve the National Sorority until July 2019.

National President: Mary McWilliams, Ohio State, Beta Chapter

Vice President of Standards: Becky Caldwell, Arkansas, Kappa Chapter

Vice President of Communications: Stacey Horvitz, Pittsburgh, Zeta Chapter

Vice President of Finance: Christine MacLaren, Toledo, Delta Chapter

Vice President of Collegiate Affairs: Cara Redding, Connecticut, Theta Chapter

Vice President of Alumnae Affairs: Mona Kim, UC San Diego, Chi Chapter

Vice President of Expansion: Haley MacPhee, Connecticut, Theta Chapter

Vice President of Programming: Kathleen Vijaywergiya, Ohio State, Beta Chapter

Vice President of Membership: Nichole Aquino, Connecticut, Theta Chapter

Active Advisor: Bailey Choma, Youngstown, Alpha Alpha Chapter

National Council Advisor: TBD


Phi Rhos Abroad

In Zurich

How did all of these Phi Rhos meet up in Zurich?

Rachel Unger, Arkansas Kappa Chapter Active 
I'm part of the Phi Rhos Abroad Facebook group, as I'm currently doing an internship at the German Cancer Research Center. I was on a lab retreat this past week at the Lake of Constance, so I was thinking about visiting Zurich since it was only 1.5 hours away. Emily posted in the Facebook group to see if anyone had weekend plans, and I told her I was thinking about going to Zurich. Soon, Rachel Freeman offered to host us at her apartment! Along the way Kristin and Robin joined in!
I really love that no matter where you go, you always feel connected through Phi Rho. Using this Facebook group I had a fun weekend in Zurich, and got advice about Heidelberg (the city I'm currently living in) through a fellow Phi Rho who used to live here. I love how I can go anywhere in the world, and always have sisters I can hang out with and get advice from. 

Emily Moll,  Michigan Eta Chapter Active 
It was so great to be able to spend a weekend with sisters of mine from all over the country! When I went to conference last year, my favorite pet was making new friends with people I had this strong, common connection with. It was so great to continue that in Germany. I loved spending a weekend with ladies that felt like family instantly-- the sisterhood really is forever! 
We connected through the Phi Rhos Abroad Facebook group and then spent the weekend in Zürich at one sister's apartment. We explored the city, watched some opera, drank some wine, and ate a lot of chocolate! 

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Chapter Updates

Rutgers, Xi Chapter

The chapter earned 92% on this year’s Annual Report and will be recognized as a Four Star Chapter. In addition, the chapter earned four Programming Achievement Awards in the areas of Sisterhood Development, Chapter Management, Leadership Development and Membership Recruitment. 


Arizona State - Alpha Lambda Chapter

Our status in the Greek Community and Fulton School of Engineering remains outstanding. Our chapter was recently recognized by Fulton at the Student Organization Awards Recognition (SOAR) and we were given the Outstanding Fulton Student Organization for Recruitment and Retention Award.


Kentucky - Epsilon Chapter

This semester, the ladies of the Epsilon chapter loved participating in various Greek events around campus! We played in a dodgeball tournament and attended a fashion show, but the favorite event was an all-you-can-eat Mac and Cheese. We’re also proud to say that that we won Kappa Bowl, a bubble soccer tournament put on by Kappa Alpha Order and Kappa Kappa Gamma!

This semester was our first time hosting our spring philanthropy, Cupcake Wars! This was a bake- off to see who could make the best tasting and looking cupcakes with a cash prize donated to the winner’s philanthropy.

Thanks to Spring Philanthropy Chair Ali Bertelsman’s planning we were able to raise more than $600 for the American Cancer Society. Everyone had a great time participating at the event, and we can’t wait to see how Cupcake Wars will grow next year!


Cincinnati - Alpha Beta Chapter

We had the second highest chapter GPA of the entire Greek community! In the fall our chapter GPA was 3.291 and this past semester we raised it to 3.480 with 90 members! Congratulations and keep up the incredible work!!

Ashley Mattson and Amy Ostrem started a Convention Scholarship Fund last summer and they are very excited that Amy Sears, the VP of Finance, is implementing it for Convention this year. Each sister pays $5 per semester to this fund. At the end of the spring, the chapter takes applications for the partial scholarship to attend Convention. Any sister can apply for the scholarship, but they encourage younger members to apply so that they can gain the leadership experience and make connections while at Convention.  This year, there are seven scholarship available.


Howard - Phi Chapter

The Howard University Phi Chapter was initiated on Feb 18, 2007 and this year we celebrated our Chapter's 10 year anniversary!! We had over 30 actives, alumnnae, and new initiates gather together at Howard University to celebrate 10 years of sisterhood and accomplishments! The weekend included a meet and greet happy hour, panel discussion, community service, and group dinner. Pursuant with our theme “Hidden Figures”, we were joined by a local Hidden Figure, the Executive Director of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel at NASA, Ms. Carol J. Hamilton.  She, in addition to some amazing alumnae, shared invaluable knowledge during our panel discussion reminding all the women in the room, and beyond, that we are all Forces to be Reckoned with. Multiple awards were given out to actives and alumnae honoring their dedication to the chapter and displays of true sisterhood.  This was an amazing weekend full of love, encouragement, and inspiration.  As the Alumnae Chair I am so proud of this chapter and how far we have come knowing that this is only just the beginning!! 


Case Western - Omicron Chapter

The Omicron Chapter was awarded Honor in all four pillars (leadership, citizenship, ritual and scholarship) of the Pytte Cup.  It takes a whole chapter to do Pytte Cup well and we're very proud of our sisters who showed off the best things we do in each pillar!


Arizona - Alpha Kappa Chapter

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Purdue - Alpha Chapter

About Grand Prix
Grand Prix, often referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in College Racing”, is an annual go-kart race held at Purdue University each year. The race was started in 1958 as a way for engineering students to exercise their skills.  Since then, the race has grown to include a variety of clubs across campus including residence hall clubs, Greek organizations, and student led activity groups.  Qualifications are held a week before the main event, in which the fastest 27 karts advance to the main race. On Grand Prix day sprint races are completed to fill the remaining 6 spots in the race. A total of 33 karts complete 160 laps, or 50 miles, around the Purdue Grand Prix Track.  

About Phi Rho Racing
Phi Rho Racing is formed from Phi Sigma Rho, Purdue's engineering sorority.  We pride ourselves on being the only sorority on campus with a Grand Prix cart, as well as one of the few purely female run teams. The team allows its members to obtain hands-on automotive experience so they may apply their engineering skills and talents through various team rolls: Crew Chief, Finance Chief, Driver, Pit Crew, and Data Acquisition team.  

Phi Rho Racing obtains the funds necessary to maintain a go kart through generous donations from our sponsors.  As a thank you to our sponsors, we offer the opportunity to be featured on the team shirt, go kart, and a banner hung at the race.  


Arizona State University - Alpha Lambda Chapter

We're proud to recognize the Alpha Lambda chapter at Arizona State University for their recent philanthropic efforts.

The Phi Rho sisters at ASU held a Mr. Engineering Pageant on March 17th. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Girl Scouts of America. Several sisters donated their time and energy to make the event a great success. At the end of the night, Matt Schneider was crowned Mr. Engineering 2017.

To learn more about the event, please read this article by Marci Bandala that appeared on ASU's student-run news organization, The State Press.



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