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Phi U Gamma: A Recap of the Spring Initiation and Potluck 2024

Guests Enjoying Dinner & Desserts - Collegiate Members Shared their Professional Project Poster featuring Legacy Academy

On April 18th, Phi U Gamma held its annual Spring Initiation and Potluck at the Advent Lutheran Gathering Hall. With 45 people in attendance, the event was a wonderful opportunity for members of the Alumni and Collegiate chapters to come together and celebrate.

Collegiate Initiation Spring 2024

The event began with a potluck dinner and a warm welcome to the new Phi U Gamma Members, who were initiated to the Chapter by Collegiate Initiation Chair Gina Weng, President Briana Gendics, Maria Abdul-Masih, Anna Czarnecki, and Delany Phillips.

Alumni President Jan Bonner then presented a motivational charge to the Collegiate members and Alumni, encouraging us to use our skills and get involved.

Alumni President, Jan Bonner presents Jack Anderson's membership certificate and roses featuring Phi U colors

We are pleased to welcome the following Spring 2024 Initiates:

  • Jack Anderson, Jr., Hospitality Management

  • Wedeeah Jabbar, Jr., Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Halle Muney, Sophomore, Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Aminah Shazad, Fashion and Retail Studies Grad Student

  • Abby Shortall, Jr., Human Nutrition Dietetics

We welcomed Honorary Spring Initiates Dr. Julie Hillery, Clinical Associate Professor - Fashion and Retail Studies and Dr. Cydni Robertson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Fashion and Retail Studies.

Abby Shortall, Dr. Julie Hillery, Aminah Shazad, Collegiate Advisor - Ann Paulins, Jack Anderson, Halle Muney, Dr. Cyndi Robertson


Congrats to our new Alumni Members who will be graduating soon.

Tsaefair Weng and Gina Howard being inducted into the Alumni Chapter

A special thank you to the Gamma Alumni members for their constant support of the Collegiate Gamma Chapter. Their financial support for new initiates' national dues, coordination of the Spring Potluck, sponsorship of the Founders' Day Event in February, and sponsorship of the Holiday Brunch and Auction on November 2nd at the Worthington Presbyterian Church have all been invaluable in supporting the Collegiate Chapter.


We are grateful to everyone who was able to attend and contribute to the Spring Potluck and Initiation. It was a wonderful evening of celebration and fellowship.

Jan Bonner and Connie Cahill, Catherine Clark and Jan Bonner

After the Initiation, the Alumni Chapter installed the New Executive Board. Connie Cahill has assumed the role of President, Catherine Clark as President-Elect, Sharla House as Secretary, and Chantel Kelley as Treasurer. We look forward to working together to support the Phi U Gamma chapter in the coming year.



Also the same week, Phi U Collegiate members ’s left to right Aminah Shahzad, Carolyn Ready FRS Masters students, Ann Paulins, FRS Faculty & Phi U Advisor, Ragul Senthil FRS Masters Student & Jan Bonner, Gamma Alumni stepped out at the 32nd Annual Fashion Alliance Runway Show April 20  in support of Designer, Carolyn Ready.  Her collection inspired by Indian Silks and Textiles


How can we help? Simple- ticket sales and silent auction items help fund this opportunity.  Mark your calendar for next Spring and join the fun!


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