Phi Sigma Rho Elects 16th National Council

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 4, 2017 – For immediate release.

Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority Announces the Members of the 16th National Council

Phi Sigma Rho National Engineering Sorority elected the 16th National Council on July 15, 2017 during their national convention in Saint Louis, Missouri.

16th National Council of Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority
National President: Mary McWilliams (Ohio State - Beta); Lead Engineer, DLA Land and Maritime

Vice President of Standards: Becky Caldwell (Arkansas - Kappa); IP Counsel, Garmin International, Inc.

Vice President of Communications: Stacey Horvitz (Pittsburgh - Zeta); Resident Inspector, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Vice President of Finance: Christine MacLaren (Toledo - Delta); Human Resources Manager, Lyndon Steel Company

Vice President of Collegiate Affairs: Cara Redding (Connecticut - Theta); Hot Section Design Engineer, Pratt & Whitney

Vice President of Alumnae Affairs: Mona Kim (UC San Diego - Chi); UX Design Intern, City of Los Angeles Vice President of Expansion: Haley MacPhee (Connecticut - Theta); Engineering Consultant, Azzur Consulting

Vice President of Programming: Kathleen M. Vijaywergiya (Ohio State - Beta); Enterprise Technical Quality Consultant, Progressive Insurance

Vice President of Membership: Nichole Aquino (Connecticut - Theta); Project Engineer, A/Z Corporation Active Advisor: Bailey Choma (Youngstown - Alpha Alpha); Forensic Science Major, Youngstown State University

Please go to the national website at to learn more about the National Council members.

The National Sorority thanks the outgoing 15th National Council for their service to Phi Sigma Rho.

About Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority:
Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 at Purdue University. Today, more than 5,500 women have been initiated into the sorority. The vision of Phi Sigma Rho is to be the foremost sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. It fulfills that vision by developing the highest standard of personal integrity and character, promoting academic excellence, supporting personal achievement, and maintaining the bond of sisterhood.


Active Spotlight

Maddie Emslie, Purdue - Alpha Chapter

Maddie Emslie is a sophomore at Purdue University and a member of the Alpha Upsilon candidate class.  She is finishing her third year at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  This summer, she was a member of the last class for the Cassini mission and the only female intern from Purdue.  Maddie has also worked on the Mars Curiosity Rover team and designed and built robotics for the education outreach program.  She plans to continue to work at NASA and pursue a full-time career at NASA. 
Check out this article about Cassini's Last Class here.


Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Winners

All TBP Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of the Association.

Congratulations to the following Phi Rhos that received the Tau Beta Pi Scholarships.

Goonmeet Kaur R. Bajaj, Wright State - Alpha Zeta Chapter, Computer Science Major, Crouch No. 2 Award Scholarship
Courtney C. Montague, Kentucky - Epsilon Chapter, Mechanical Engineer Major, Record No. 1296  Scholarship
Elizabeth D. Smith, Cincinnati - Alpha Beta Chapter, Mechanical Engineering Major, Stabile No. 555 Scholarship


The Key Magazine Content Submission

Do you have chapter news, a sister that deserves praise, or photos from Convention that you want to share with us for the fall issue of The Key?  Send them to Stacey, the National VP of Communications at by September 25, 2017.

Phi Sigma Rho’s magazine, The Key, is filled with the latest PSR news and items of interest for collegians and alumnae.  We want to present a wide range of subjects, whether you have an educational topic, entertaining article, or serious story.  We want to know about it!


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.


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