Gamma Pi Chapter

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Gamma Pi Chapter (Founded 18 March 1997) is located at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. The Chapter was founded by Sharon D. Lilly, Alumna of Alpha Beta Chapter. It is a member of the Capital Region.


Chapter History

Founding

The Gamma Pi Chapter at Towson University was founded on March 18, 1997 by Sharon D. Lilly.

Early Years

Gamma Pi Chapter started off with a large founding class while the charter class consisted of only two Brothers. The Chapter continued to grow, inducting nine Brothers the following semester in the Alpha class.

The Active Chapter

  • Gamma Pi would like to welcome their newest Brothers, the Alpha Omicron Okapi!
Position Officer
President Paige Kruger
Vice President Aubrey Baird
General Secretary Paige Pacheco
Recording Secretary Jessika Mannino
Treasurer Carna Hogan
Parliamentarian Bianka Juarez
Historian Ashley Myers
Initiate Advisors Maggy Kay and Christy Kirchner
Recruitment Advisors Charlie Thompson
Brother at Large Cheyenne Barton
Cap Chair Kim Vogt

See also: List of Gamma Pi Chapter Executive Boards

Committee Chair
Alumni Chair Paige Larkin and Michael Sullivan
Fundraising Chair Carna Hogan and Charlie Thompson
Inter-Chapter Relations Chairs Martha Labram and Chris Weaver
PR Chair Liz Terrell and Kiley Waltz
Scholarship Chairs Jennifer Niebel and Lindsay Robbins
Service Chairs Jess Donnelly and Sandra Schenning
Social Chair Sierra Egan and Sandra Schenning
Regional Delegate Alexis Barone and Martha Labram
Philanthropy Chairs Ashley Myers and Kim Vogt
Assistant Cap Chair Christy Kirchner

See also: List of Gamma Pi Chapter Executive Councils

Alumni Advisory Board

The current Alumni Advisory Board for Fall 2016 to Spring 2017: Alex Andre, Hayley Ressler, and Janelle Hartman.

Chapter Faculty Advisor

Main Article: List of Gamma Pi Chapter Faculty Advisors

Chapter Presidents

Number Name Class Term
1 Rachel Brandwein Charter Spring-Fall 1997
2 Dayna Berman Charter Spring-Fall 1998
3 Claire Carberry Charter Spring 1999
4 Jen Noll Charter Fall 1999 - Spring 2000
5 Jeff Carroll Delta Fall 2000 - Spring 2001
6 Meghan Montgomery Delta Fall 2001 - Spring 2002
7 Grace Schofield Theta Spring 2002 - Spring 2004
8 Laura Toll Lambda Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
9 Melissa Shapiro Mu Fall 2005 - Spring 2006
10 Megan Mignogno Xi Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
11 Megan Purkey Sigma Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
12 Allie Burns Sigma Fall 2008
13 Rebekah Alford Upsilon Spring 2009 - Spring 2010
14 Liz Converse Chi Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
15 Jacob Covert Alpha Gamma Fall 2011
16 Hannah Yingling Alpha Gamma Spring 2012
17 Liz Price Alpha Gamma Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
18 Sarah Viviani Alpha Epsilon Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
19 Antonia Bongiovi Alpha Eta Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
20 Alex Andre Alpha Iota Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
21 Paige Kruger Alpha Nu Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
22 Kiley Waltz Alpha Omicron Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Initiate Classes

Main Article: List of Gamma Pi Chapter Initiate Classes

There have been 37 initiate classes since Gamma Pi's founding.
The initiate classes and their names are as follows:

# Class Name # Class Name # Class Name # Class Name
1 Alpha Bits 11 Lambda Lambs 21 Foxy Phis 31 Alpha Theta Thunderbirds
2 Beta Fish 12 Mu Monkeys 22 Kinky Chi Yaks 32 Alpha Iota Owls
3 Gamma Rays 13 Nu Naked Nuzzles 23 Psychic Psi Kicks 33 Alpha Kappa Commanders
4 Delta Ducks 14 Xi-berian Tigers 24 Alpha Alpha Alfalfas 34 Alpha Lambda Llamas
5 Epsilon Raptors 15 Omicron Ovaries 25 Alpha Beta Barracudas 35 Alpha Mu-Chachos
6 Zeta Penguins 16 Pi Napples 26 Alpha Gamma Survivors 36 Alpha Nu-Tellas
7 Eta Elephants 17 Rho Busts 27 Alpha Delta Dinos 37 Alpha Xi-lophones
8 Theta Turtles 18 Sigma Freuds 28 Alpha Epsilon Elite 38 Alpha Omicron Okapi
9 Iota Money 19 Tater Taus 29 Alpha Zeta Wolfpack 39 Alpha Pi-rates
10 Krazy Kappas 20 Upsilon Gnomes 30 Alpha Eta Cobras 40 Alpha Rho Rockhoppers

Families

Main Article: Gamma Pi Chapter Families

There are currently six active families in the Gamma Pi Chapter.

Chapter Events & Activities

Founder's Weekend

Gamma Pi celebrates their Founder's Day every spring with a formal banquet.

Chapter Philanthropy

Gamma Pi's philanthropy has evolved over time to meet the needs of the chapter. Originally, Gamma Pi held a benefit concert every fall called "Dance for Breath for Cystic Fibrosis" which benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. When the chapter changed its philanthropy to fighting lupus, the concert name was changed to "Band Together against Lupus" benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America. In 2008 the annual concert was changed to a comedy night called "Laugh out Lupus." Periodically the event fluctuates between the Fall and Spring semesters depending upon when the event will be a greater success.

In April 2011, the chapter changed its philanthropy to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Recently in the spring of 2016, the Chapter voted to remove ALS as its primary philanthropy and established a new way of supporting philanthropies. Rather than having just one set Chapter Philanthropy, Gamma Pi would instead hold a vote each year to decide what philanthropy(ies) they would support. By doing so, this keeps the local philanthropy relevant to a majority of the Brothers and also encourages them to work with something they are truly passionate about.

Chapter Information

Chapter Mascot

  • The Tiger (original)
  • G.P. Gator (current)

Chapter Newsletter

The Gator, which is distributed weekly via e-mail

Chapter Chant

G-A-M-M-A P-I, Gamma Pi until we die!
We all stand for brotherhood;
Find it; feel it, yes you should;
Towson U is where it's at;
And you can not mess with that! T-U!

Chapter Un-official Chant

Go GP, Go GP Go!

Chapter Philanthropy

  • Cystic Fibrosis (original)
  • Mid-Atlantic Lupus Foundation
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gherig's Disease [current as of 4/3/11]

Notable Alumni

  • Sharon Lilly (Founder: Spring 1997)
  • Kadira Coley (Charter Class: Spring 1997) Served as Vice President of Alumni Development (2007-2008). Awarded the Chapter Service Key in 2008.
  • Brian Fischer (Mu Class: Spring 2003) Served as the Chapter's Parliamentarian, Initiate Advisor, Alumni Chair, Public Relations Chair, and Service Chair. Awarded the Chapter Service Key in 2007.
  • Mike Noll (Honorary: Fall 2002) Serves as the Chapter's Faculty Advisor. Served as Vice President of Chapter Development (1998-2002). Awarded the Distinguished Service Key in 1997 and the Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year Award (2012 - 2013) on August 3, 2013.
  • Grace Schofield (Theta Class: Spring 2001) Served as the Chapter's President. Awarded the Chapter Service Key in 2004.
  • Marie Hayden (Pi Class: Spring 2005) Awarded the Rolla Wood Graduate Scholarship.
  • Jen Rudolph (Alpha Delta Class: Fall 2010) Worked as a Chapter Consultant on National Staff (2013-2014).
  • Sarah Viviani (Alpha Epsilon Class: Spring 2011) Awarded the Chapter Service Key in 2015.

Chapter Honors and Awards

Chapter Awards

Chapter Service Key Recipients:

National Awards

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University Awards

Awards for Chalk the Walk, and Yell Like Hell.

Other Awards

Further Resources

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