Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
|Date Inducted||November 11, 2012|
|Roll Number||EA 227|
|Birthdate||December 23, 1992|
|Awards||EA Chapter Service Key, 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award|
Stephen Cristiano (born 23 December 1992) is an Alumnus Member of Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an active alumnus and President of Metrolina Alumni Chapter.
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 has continued to serve Phi Sigma Pi as an Alumni Advisor for the Delta Kappa Chapter at University of North Texas: 2017-Present, 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-Present.
Stephen has also been an advocate for volunteerism within the Fraternity Serving on the Chapter Excellence Board since its inception in 2018 as an Operations Advisor. Stephen served as a guide and advocate for 7 Collegiate Chapters, even 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. 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 Epsilon Alpha Chapter Service Key Recepient
Alumni Years to Present
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- National Committees
- Region Conferences
Bigs and Littles
Stephen's Big Brother is AJ Simmons
- web page?
Other Interesting Facts
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