Stephen Cristiano

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Stephen Cristiano
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Name Stephen Cristiano
Chapter Epsilon Alpha
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Date Inducted November 11, 2012
Roll Number EA 227
Alumni Chapter/Assoc Metrolina
Honorary Member Eta Omicron Chapter
Major Special Education & Middle School Education
Birthdate December 23, 1992
Nicknames Stephiano
Awards EA Chapter Service Key, Metrolina Chapter Service Key, 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award, Vice President of Development 2023-Present

Stephen Cristiano (born 23 December 1992) is an Alumnus Member of Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He served on the Chapter Excellence Board Advisor from 2018-2023, was President of Metrolina Alumni Chapter since its inception as an Alumni Association till 2023. Stephhen and is currently a Vice President of Development on the National Council.

Early Fraternity Life and Career:

Stephen was a member of the Upsilon Initiate Class of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Kutztown University in the Fall of 2012. During his nearly 3 years as a Collegiate Member, Stephen served the Epsilon Alpha Chapter as Scholarship Chair in Fall 2013, Secretary Spring-Fall 2014, and Grand Chapter Delegate in 2015. Stephen graduated from Kutztown University in the Fall of 2015 after 3 years of Service to Epsilon Alpha Chapter.

In the early Spring of 2017, Stephen was reached out by members of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter to come up to the Spring Formal that year. Little did Stephen know, Epsilon Alpha would be handing out Chapter Service Keys for the first time in nearly 4 years. The Chapter kept this a secret to honor Stephen as nearly 2 years after his graduation, his impact was still felt on the Chapter. Stephen was humbled to be given one of two Epsilon Alpha Chapter Service Keys along with Katelyn Lenhart.

During the 2016 National Convention, an idea was formed by Stephen to start an Alumni Chapter in Charlotte North Carolina where he was moving. After talking to Chris Crout, several weeks later an interest group was formed on Facebook with the first interest meeting set for November 2016. Come the 2016 Phi Sigma Pi Day of Giving, Metrolina Alumni Association was officially recognized as Phi Sigma Pi's then newest Alumni Association with Stephen serving as their President, and Jenna Berinsky as Secretary. After 9 months of growth as a Chapter, in September of 2017 13 members including Crystal Simmerman as Metrolina's then Recruitment Coordinator petitioned National Council to become Phi Sigma Pi's newest Alumni Chapter. On October 14, 2017 Metrolina Alumni Chapter was officially recognized by National Council, and officially received their Charter at the 2018 National Convention. Stephen continued to serve in this role through July 2023 when he was elected as Vice President of Development on the National Council.

Stephen served Phi Sigma Pi as an Alumni Advisor for the Delta Kappa Chapter at University of North Texas: 2017-2019, and as Alumni Chapter Liaison for the Eta Xi Chapter at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (a Chapter in which he helped found): 2019-2021. Stephen most recently served as an Alumni Advisor for the Eta Omicron Chapter from 2018-2023, during that time he guided Eta Omicron Chapter to winning the [Clarence O. Williams Most Improved New Chapter Award]] during the 2020-21 Academic Year and was a Nominee for the Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award in only the Chapters 3rd year since receiving its Charter. Stephen's proudest moment came though when attending the Alumni Ritual for Founding Member Michala Penninger when he was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Eta Omicron Chapter.

Stephen has also been an advocate for volunteerism within the Fraternity Serving on the Chapter Excellence Board since its inception in 2018 to 2023 as an Operations Advisor. Stephen served as a guide and advocate for more than 15 Collegiate Chapters during that time. Stephen helped Epsilon Chi Chapter at University of North Georgia find the true potential in themselves as they were the recipient of the 2019 C.H. McClure Service Event Award at National Convention. Stephen also advised 3 Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award winners along with 10 of his Chapters being nominated for this most prestigious National Award. Unbeknown to Stephen, National Staff and Council created a new award called the Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is to recognize Volunteers who go above and beyond their role as a Volunteer, Stephen was shocked to find out he was the inaugural recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2019 National Convention.

Collegiate Years at Epsilon Alpha Chapter (2012-2015)

-Scholarship Chair-Fall 2013 Semester

-Secretary- Spring-Fall 2014

-2015 Grand Chapter Delegate

-2017 Chapter Service Key Recipient

Alumni Years to Present

Stephen served as Chapter President of Metrolina Alumni Chapter from 2016 going back to the days of Metrolina Alumni Association to July of 2023 when he was elected as Vice President of Development on the National Council at the 2023 Grand Chapter Conference. In February 2020, Stephen was awarded the Metrolina Chapter Service Key at the Chapter's 104th Founders Day Brunch.

National Involvement

Bigs and Littles

Stephen is the proud big of two littles:

Further Resources

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