Alpha Phi Has Strong Semester - Faculty Tea and Duck Dash
Alpha Phi has started off strong with the pinning of 11 new members this semester. Recently, their annual Faculty Tea was held on the fourth floor of the Crawford Science Tower. This event allows for Alpha Phi to acknowledge the hard work of the faculty as well as to introduce the faculty to the chapter. The chapter awards one member of the faculty with the "Faculty of the Year" award. This semester the award was presented to Dr. Jim Brenner, a member of the chemical engineering department. Dr. Jim Brenner teaches many courses in the CHE department, but is well known for his Materials Science and Engineering course.
Alpha Phi is currently preparing for their annual Duck Dash philanthropy event. Every member of the chapter sells tickets for ducks, with one ticket representing one duck. Come November 3rd the chapter will race all of these rubber ducks down Crane's Creek near Columbia Village. The first three ducks to cross the finish line win prizes of $300, $100, and $50 respectively. The money raised from the event is donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation for their annual Cardiac Care Award. Be on the look out for any member of Alpha Phi and ask them how you can purchase a duck!