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Alpha Rho Newsletter

To the Seniors

To our dear seniors, this is not how we ever expected our time together to end. It came way sooner than we thought. The last years with you have been so much fun. We thank you for all the memories, time, and dedication you put into this chapter. We have learned so much from you, just as you learned from those before you. 168 years of Phi Mu tradition and legacy have been passed to you and through you to us. Thank you for being there for this chapter, each in your own way. Whether it be EC, committees, intramurals, Dance Marathon, philanthropy, or campus involvement, you have made an impact on Alpha Rho. To our bigs and to our best friends, we love you so much. We can’t wait to see where life takes you and all of the amazing things you will do. Phi Mu will forever be in your hearts, and you will be in ours because we are Forever Friends, Forever Sisters, Forever Phi Mu.


To Our Sisters

We are very sad our time for this year has been cut short, but our love for our sisters still remains. Due to recent events, school has gone online, and we are unable to hold many of our favorite spring events. Some of our sisters have gone home and we send a piece of us with them. We will continue to pray for each other and for the world because in the words of our Creed, we think of God as a protector and guide of us all. Though we wish we could linger a little longer, we must protect ourselves and each other. Not even a virus can break the bond these sisters share. Though the miles may come between us and the days may drift apart, it is the bond between us that keeps us sisters at heart. No matter where we go or where we are, we will continue to practice day by day love, honor, and truth. We cannot wait to be reunited once again, but until then, stay safe and wash your hands!

Alpha Rho



Alpha Rho Founders’ Day Awards

Every year, 8 of our sisters are awarded with a special award at our Founders’ Day Luncheon. We were not able to hold our Luncheon this year, but our sisters are still recognized for their hard work and dedication to our chapter. Six of the awards are voted on by our chapter and two are chosen by consulting a select group and Alumnae. Here are our deserving sisters that we are so proud of:

Carol Greenlaw Award - Sadie Sells
Zip Award - Samantha Raney
Voted on by our sisters:
Phi Mu Lady - Elizabeth Powell
Spirit of Phi Mu - Logan Eagan
Helping Hand - Hannah-Grace Henn
Sisterhood - Raelyn McDaniel
Active of the Year - Sadie Sells
Phi of the Year - Kellyn Flemming


ULM Student Affairs Banquet

Each year, ULM’s Student Life and Leadership holds a banquet to honor those that have been making a difference on campus. This year, the banquet was held online and our President participated in the event. Some of the awards given are based on a 5 star scale, while others are application based. This year we were given the recognition of a 5-star RSO. Our sister, Logan Eagan, received the Greek Woman of the Year award and the Tri-Council Woman of the year Award! Another one of our sisters, Kenzie Farquhar, received the Student Government Association Senate Award of Excellence. Congratulations to Logan and Kenzie, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this chapter!


Big Sis, Little Sis, Go Together Just Like This

Before everyone went home, our new members were able to get their big sisters. The bigs spoiled their littles all week long until the reveal. The new members gathered together to find out just who their big sis was going to be. Much to their delight, their bigs revealed themselves and we could not be happier for them! Here's to all the good times and memories ahead because there's no fam like a Phi Mu Pham!




Dodging our way For The Kids! On Saturday March 7, we held our first ever “DodgeMu” dodgeball tournament to raise money for CMNH. We had 13 teams sign up and compete to be the champions. We had a boys bracket and a girls bracket, each with its own winner. The competition was tense, but everybody had so much fun. We cannot thank everyone who came to support enough, and we can’t wait to see this event grow in the future! Keep on Dodging For The Kids!



Cinderella Project

On February 28 and 29, some of our sisters go to volunteer with the Junior League of Monroe for their annual Cinderella Project. The Cinderella Project is an event held within the Monroe community, where less fortunate girls from local schools are invited to choose a prom dress, shoes, and accessories for free. Many of our sisters donated their old prom dresses, as well as volunteered to help out. On Friday, some of our sisters went to help the Junior League set up and prepare for the event. Then, on Saturday, our sisters went in shifts to help with the event by being personal shoppers and manning the different stations. We had so much fun and want to thank the Junior League of Monroe for inviting us to be a part of the amazing event! 



Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Our sisters travelled far and wide during Mardi Gras break to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. A study break was exactly what we all needed, and we enjoyed it while we could. Whether it was in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, or anywhere else, our sisters had a great time. We are so thankful for everyone’s safe travels to and from Monroe and all the good times we had. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Now back to hitting the books!



Beauty, Brains, and Beyond!

Our sister Sydney Maleigh has been on a roll and we couldn’t be prouder. On February 18, she was awarded a medal for graduation and a certificate of completion for her participation in the Emerging Scholars Program on campus. For this, she paired up with a professor on campus to do research and help them in their field of work. Then, on February 19, Sydney gracefully represented Phi Mu as the Belle of Health Sciences on ULM’s Mardi Gras court. She was elected to be on court by the student body. We love how involved she has been in Phi Mu and on campus. Good job Sydney and keep up the great work!



PAWS Pet Parade

We were so happy to volunteer at the PAWS Pet Parade again this year. Throughout the day, our sisters set up, worked games, painted faces, and played with pets in West Monroe. We love PAWS, and we love supporting them when we can. What a better way to spend a Saturday than helping out our local community for its annual Mardi Gras charity event!



Be Ours?

On February 7, we welcomed 7 new sisters to be our Valentines in the Alpha Rho chapter. We had so much fun giving them the sweetest bid day filled with love. It’s always a good day when you get new sisters and we are so happy we got ours. Cupid sent the perfect sisters on a perfect day! Who wants to be ours next?

XOXO Phi Mu Alpha Rho



Officer Academy 2020

Our President, Vice President of Chapter Development, Treasurer, Honor Chairman, New Member Director, Membership Director, and our Chapter Faculty and Financial Advisor all attended the Phi Mu Officer Academy in Orlando, Florida on January 31 through February 2. They had a blast and are so thankful for the opportunity to learn so much for Phi Mu and spend time with sisters from around the nation. Each girl attended seminars that provided useful information and tips for their positions so they can flourish in Phi Mu. During their free time, our sisters explored Disney Springs. They had the time of their lives in Orlando, and we are so thankful for their safe travels to and from PMOA. We cannot wait to hear what they learned and see it come to life within our chapter!



AFLV 2020 Conference

Our sister and NPC Delegate, traveled to Indianapolis on January 30 to attend the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values conference. She traveled with representatives from the other ULM Greek organizations. At the AFLV conference, she went to talks about how to better communicate with you chapter and women's empowerment. She says she learned how to be a better sorority woman for her chapter. She learned so much and we cannot wait to see her flourish as a representative for Phi Mu on campus!


We Can Shimmy, How ‘Bout You?

We are so proud of the eight sisters that joined together to compete in Shimmy Like a Nupe. They worked so hard for 2 weeks to make their performance perfect with the help of their two coaches. On February 5, they went head to head with other teams to show off their skills. They killed their routine and crushed the competition. We are so proud of them for volunteering, taking the time to participate in this event, and helping promote and encourage Greek unity! 



Our Queen in D.C.!

We are so proud of our sister Leah for representing Phi Mu and Louisiana with such dignity and grace during her trip to Washington D.C. as the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Queen! Leah traveled to the nation's capitol to help celebrate the Washington D.C. Mardi Gras with the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians. While there, she got to see some of the capitol's most famous landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Saturday night she attended the 72nd Mardi Gras Ball along with congressmen and the other Louisiana Queens. Laissez les bons temps rouler, Leah!