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Phiotas Raise $1,500 in Twenty Minutes for Scholarship

Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

http://www.phiota.org/press.php

casal5@hotmail.com

Phiotas Raise $1,500 in Twenty Minutes for Scholarship

Troy, New York - October, 2009

Fundraiser exceeded expectations to the delight of the brothers and guests attending Phi Iota Alpha's Alpha Chapter Alumni Reunion.  Despite harsh economic times, fundraiser yields over $1,500 for scholarships. 


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and alumni were able to raise enough money to not only fund the scholarship they currently offer to other students but were also able to resurrect another scholarship that Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. had previously subsidized.

While celebrating the 25th year of the revival of the Alpha chapter, the undergraduate brothers of Phi Iota Alpha held a fund-raiser for the scholarship called, the Troy "Curac√£o" Memorial Scholarship.  The fundraiser did so well that the brothers are now able to offer another scholarship they had previously presented over 10 years ago.

Gilberto Diaz, the President of the Alpha Chapter Alumni Association said "It is important we help the community around us, especially during these trying economic times."  Fellow alumni and other esteemed guests responded to the call. By the end of the twenty minute fundraiser at their celebration dinner, Mr. Diaz returned to the podium to announce the grand total of $1,516.  This announcement was followed by additional news, which most at the event were also surprised to hear; Due to the success of this recent fundraiser, the chapter will be able to bring back another scholarship they once offered, the Jose "Coco" Podadera Scholarship.

As a result, the Phi Iota Alpha, Alpha chapter will now be able to offer two different scholarships to the RPI community.  Details of the scholarships will be posted on the fraternity chapter's website, www.phiota.net, when they become available.

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Phi Iota Alpha's 78th Anniversary Honored with Certificate of Tribute from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

http://www.phiota.org/press.php

casal5@hotmail.com


Phi Iota Alpha's 78th Anniversary 
Honored withCertificate of Tribute
from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

Lansing, MI - September 2009


In honor of Phi Iota Alpha's 78th anniversary, the Honorable Governor from the State of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, presented the University of Michigan Phi Satellite and Michigan State University Phi Chapter  with a Certificate of Tribute.

The Certificate of Tribute sponsored by Governor Granholm recognizes Phi Iota Alpha for its 78 years of service to the community. The Certificate of Tribute states:

On behalf of the citizens of Michigan, we Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Lt. Governor John D. Cherry Jr. do hereby recognize

Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc.

Whereas, Founded in 1931 Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., is the oldest Latino fraternity in our nation, and its mission to preserve the rich history and cultures of the Latino community still resonates today; and,

Whereas, Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., encourages scholastic success in its brotherhood and guides its brothers to craft a new vision that moves beyond the attainment of persona and professional goals that contribute to the larger good of the community through individual acts and deeds, and,

Whereas, Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., has served as an intellectual "ideological university" through its rigorous study of Pan-Americanism inspired by the accomplishments of its five pillars: Simon Bolviar, Bernardo O'Higgins, Benito Juarez and Jose Marti; and,

Whereas, The history Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., continues to be made by men of great vision, leadership, devotion, persistence and most importantly, a commitment to the continued development of their communities;

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, That we Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, and John D. Cherry, Jr., lieutenant governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby offer this Certificate of congratulations to Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., in recognition of its 78th anniversary. We offer our congratulations to Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., for continuing to strive for academic excellence and social responsibility.


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Phi Iota Alpha Celebrates 77 Years

Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:

Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

http://www.phiota.org/press.php

casal5@hotmail.com

Phi Iota Alpha Celebrates 77 Years


Boston, Massachusetts - July, 2009

On July 23, 2009 Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, celebrated it's 77thAnniversary Convention. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, established for Latino Americans in the United States. It was founded December 26, 1931 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.


Over 150 members of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., from all over the country gathered together for educational workshops, motivational speakers, celebrations, and community service.

Convention weekend was capped off with the annual convention banquet with brothers in matching guayaberas. Highlights of the annual awards ceremony included:

  • Undergrad of the Year: Steven "Spaniard" Garza, AH Chapter - UT San Antonio
  • Alumni of the Year: Giovanni "El Dorado" Abril, Nu Chapter - Boston University
  • Chapter of the Year: Kappa Chapter - Syracuse University


    In addition to the awards, chapter charters we awarded to the following colonies:

  • Alpha Eta: University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Alpha Iota: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Alpha Kappa: Villanova University
  • Alpha Lambda: University of Arkansas

    Lastly the location of next years 78th Annual Convention was announced. Next years convention will be in Dallas, Texas.

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    Nation's Oldest Latino Inter-Collegiate Fraternity Diamond Jubilee Continues

    Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

    council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Press Contacts:

    Omar Lopez

    Director of Marketing

    Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    http://www.phiota.org/press.php

    casal5@hotmail.com


    Nation's Oldest Latino Inter-Collegiate Fraternity
    Diamond Jubilee Continues

    New York City, New York - August, 2007


    Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to celebrate it's 75th Anniversary. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, established for Latino Americans in the United States. It was founded December 26, 1931 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

    Phi Iota Alpha has declared 2006-2007 to be its Diamond Jubilee Celebration for its 75th Anniversary. Preparations consisted of nationwide activities and events, including the commissioning of intellectual and scholarly works, presentation of exhibits, lectures, artwork and musical expositions, the production of video presentations. The celebration was culminated with the Demisesquicentennial Anniversary Convention on the weekend of July 27th-29th 2007, in the City of New York. The 75th Anniversary Celebration was launched with a pilgrimage to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on October 13, 2006.

    In keeping with the year long festivities phiota.org has launched the Historical Image Archives Project. Consolidating the research of numerous brothers nationwide, phiota.org has compiled a comprehensive historical image gallery. These images detail the rich history of Phi Iota Alpha going back over one hundred years. The archive includes pictures from Indiana Tech, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, MIT, University of Michigan, RPI, UC Berkeley, and the University of Miami. Over the course of this Diamond Jubilee year the archive will continue to grow. The archive is available in the history section of phiota.org

    Phiota.org also has archived all historical Convention & Banquet materials including Videos, Press Releases, Proclamations and Banquet Booklets in the history section of phiota.org

    In addition phiota.org has posted the 75th Anniversary image Gallery. It contains a small selection of the hundreds of photos taken at the banquet. The gallery is available at phiota.org


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    Phi Iota Alpha's 75th Anniversary Honored with Proclamation from New York Senator Charles Schumer

    Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

    council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Press Contacts:

    Omar Lopez

    Director of Marketing

    Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    http://www.phiota.org/press.php

    casal5@hotmail.com


    Phi Iota Alpha's 75th Anniversary Honored with
    Proclamation from New York Senator Charles Schumer


    New York, NY - June 2007


    In honor of its 75th anniversary Phi Iota Alpha today was presented with a Proclamation from the Honorable Senator from the State of New York, Charles E. Schumer.

    The Proclamation sponsored by Senator Schumer recognizes Phi Iota Alpha for its 75 years of service to the community. The Proclamation states:

    WHEREAS: On July twenty-seventh through in the year two thousand and seven, the Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting their national convention in New York and commemorating the organizations 75th Anniversary; and

    WHEREAS: Phi Iota Alpha was founded in 1931 and is the oldest Latino fraternity in our nation. The mission and foundation of Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is to educate and continue the rich history and cultures of the Latino community; and

    WHEREAS: Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is dedicated to developing in its members an awareness and pride in the common values and traditions of the nations of Latin America. The organization also empowers them to become active participants in the social and economic areas of this nation; and

    WHEREAS: Phi Iota Alpha encourages scholastic success in its members and guides them to craft a new vision that moves beyond the attainment of personal and professional goals so that they may contribute to the larger good of the community though individual acts and deeds; and

    WHEREAS: As the Fraternity continues to plan for the future, it is of the utmost importance to remember that its history was made by men of great vision, leadership, devotion, persistence, and most importantly, commitment to the continued development of its youth; and

    WHEREAS: Today, we are immensely proud to recognize Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for its dedication, its professional excellence and its contributions that have enriched and added to the cultural fabric of our nation; and therefore

    BE IT KNOWN: That I, Senator Charles E. Schumer, do hereby recognize and observe with those gathered today the 75th Anniversary of the Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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    Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino greek leadership in the global community. Through the past 75 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.

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    Nation's Oldest Latino Inter-Collegiate Fraternity Celebrates 75 years

    Posted By Phiota.info Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

    council@phiota.org - 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Press Contacts:

    Omar Lopez

    Director of Marketing

    Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    http://www.phiota.org/press.php

    casal5@hotmail.com


    Nation's Oldest Latino Inter-Collegiate Fraternity Celebrates 75 years


    New York City, New York - December, 2006


    On December 26, 2006 Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, celebrated it's 75th Anniversary. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, established for Latino Americans in the United States. It was founded December 26, 1931 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

    At Simon Bolivar Plaza Central Park in New York City, in the presence of three of the organization's historical pillars, Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti and Jose de San Martin, members congregated to celebrate this special occasion.

    In addition to prepared remarks by the fraternity's members, the fraternity was presented with a Citation and Proclamation from the New York City Council. The Citation and Proclamation sponsored by Council Member Annabel Palma and Council Member Miguel Martinez recognized Phi Iota Alpha for its 75 years of service to the community.

    Festivities continued with a celebration in conjunction with Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. at Proof. Portions of the proceeds were donated to Lambda Pi Upsilon's Asthma Awareness Philanthropy.


    Phi Iota Alpha ignited the Latino Greek movement, with its establishment in 1931. Through the past 75 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, the distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals, and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.

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