Gamma Pi Chapter
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.
- 1 Chapter History
- 2 Chapter Events & Activities
- 3 Chapter Information
- 4 Notable Alumni
- 5 Chapter Honors and Awards
- 6 Further Resources
- 7 In the News
The Gamma Pi Chapter at Towson University was founded on March 18, 1997 by Sharon D. Lilly.
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!
|Fall 2014 Gamma Pi Executive Board|
|Vice President||Aubrey Baird|
|General Secretary||Paige Pacheco|
|Recording Secretary||Jessika Mannino|
|Initiate Advisors||Maggy Kay and Christy Kirchner|
|Recruitment Advisors||Charlie Thompson|
|Brother at Large||Cheyenne Barton|
|Cap Chair||Kim Vogt|
|Fall 2016 Gamma Pi Executive Council|
|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|
Alumni Advisory Board
Chapter Faculty Advisor
Main Article: List of Gamma Pi Chapter Faculty Advisors
|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|
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|
Main Article: Gamma Pi Chapter Families
There are currently six active families in the Gamma Pi Chapter.
- Gamma Pi Chapter Freedom Family
- Gamma Pi Chapter Nautical Knots Family
- Gamma Pi Chapter Name of the Week Family
- Gamma Pi Chapter Negligent Big Family
- Gamma Pi Chapter Stanley Hanley Family
- Gamma Pi Chapter Independent Family
Chapter Events & Activities
Gamma Pi celebrates their Founder's Day every spring with a formal banquet.
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.
- The Tiger (original)
- G.P. Gator (current)
The Gator, which is distributed weekly via e-mail
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!
- Cystic Fibrosis (original)
- Mid-Atlantic Lupus Foundation
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gherig's Disease [current as of 4/3/11]
- 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 Service Key Recipients:
- 2000 C.H. McClure Single Service Award
- 2000 Steven A. DiGuiseppe Administrative Award
- 2000 Top Ten Chapter Award
- 2003 Top Ten Chapter Award
- 2008 Most Spirited Chapter Award
- 2010 Recruitment Incentive Plan reward recipient
- 2011 Recruitment Incentive Plan reward recipient
- 2011 Top in Region Award, Capital Region
- 2012 Recruitment Incentive Plan reward recipient
- 2013 Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award, Mike Noll
- 2014 Josh and Britt Marder Excellence in National Philanthropy Award award recipient
- 2014 Top in Region Award, Capital Region
- 2014 Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award, award recipient
Awards for Chalk the Walk, and Yell Like Hell.
In the News
|Gamma Pi Chapter|
|Founded March 18, 1997 • Towson University|
|Presidents||Rachel Brandwein • Dayna Berman • Claire Carberry • Jen Noll • Jeff Carroll • Meghan Montgomery • Grace Schofield • Laura Toll • Melissa Shapiro • Megan Mignogno • Megan Purkey • Allie Burns • Rebekah Alford • Liz Converse • Jacob Covert • Hannah Yingling • Liz Price • Sarah Viviani • Antonia Bongiovi|
|History||List of Gamma Pi Chapter Initiate Classes • List of Gamma Pi Family Lines|
|Chapter Service Keys||Jen Noll • Grace Schofield • Brian Fischer • Kadira Coley • Sarah Viviani|
|National Council Members||Kadira Coley|