INDIANAPOLIS – The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest advocacy and support organizations for women, today announced that 47 Alumnae Panhellenic Associations were recognized with the Citation of Merit award for 2017-18. Greater Long Beach Alumnae Panhellenic is proud to be counted among the 47 Citation of Merit honorees.
NPC annually recognizes Alumnae Panhellenics for their outstanding achievements. NPC area coordinators who work directly with Alumnae Panhellenics evaluate the Alumnae Panhellenics and nominate them for awards based on their programming accomplishments, work to build positive relationships with College Panhellenics, efforts to promote the sorority experience, submission of the Alumnae Panhellenic annual report and continued administration of their Alumnae Panhellenic.
“Alumnae Panhellenic Associations play an important role in helping advance the sorority experience,” said Frances Mitchelson, NPC Panhellenics chairman. “Their members inform sorority women of current trends, improve the Panhellenic image and stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic involvement across generations. We are pleased to publicly recognize the chapters who exemplify the Panhellenic spirit and demonstrate Panhellenic excellence every day.”
2018 Scholarship &
Officer Installation Dinner
Empowering women at every age and life-stage was a theme echoed by Long Beach Councilwoman Suzie Price and other speakers at the Greater Long Beach Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship awards dinner on May 9 at Lakewood Country Club.
Price told the more than 60 attendees about her experiences and the challenges she’s faced as a trailblazer in the legal profession and local politics. She offered encouragement and advice for success at work, at home and in the community. At the conclusion of her remarks, three outstanding Cal State Long Beach students, who are already high achievers, were honored for their accomplishments.
GLBAP vice president Brandi Tyson presented $1,000 scholarships to CSULB undergraduates: Amanda Botelho of Delta Gamma, a sophomore majoring in political science; Tiara Coughlan of Alpha Phi, a freshman studying fine arts and interior design; and Hannah Hajost of Delta Gamma, a junior who is completing a degree in public relations.
GLBAP co-presidents CJ Donovan and Marie Rees thanked members for their commitment to scholarship fundraising and installed the 2018-2019 officers: president Diana Eastman (Zeta Tau Alpha), vice president Margaret Simons (Alpha Gamma Delta), recording secretary Marlene Mourtzikos (Delta Gamma), corresponding secretary Mia Ellsberry (Phi Sigma Sigma) and treasurer Shoshana Yudin (Delta Zeta).
“In Long Beach, Panhellenic has been a proud tradition for 105 years, when the first members met at the landmark Virginia Hotel on Ocean Blvd. Today, our individual sororities are different, but we are identical in our commitment to lifting up women and benefiting our community,” said Eastman.
Also recognized during the evening were: NPC delegate Shaun Young; event chair Carlee Fazio; GLBAP delegates LaKeysha Carter, Jonelle Kelner and Donna Timmons; and past GLBAP presidents Linda Barker, Jaime Berry, Midgie Cahan, Karen Campbell, Sandy Drake, Jan Jones, Karen Larson, Lynnette McMahon, Rosann Monaghan, Marci Myers, Jeanne Paige and Christy Whipp.