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 June 2017

Volume 8 Number 6



Questions and Answers on Proposed Amendments to Constitutions & Bylaws 


Questions were brought up during the two Constitution and Bylaw Review Webinars hosted by the Executive Council in November 2016 and April 2017. Click here to see the full list of questions asked and answers provided.  We encourage any additional questions to please be sent to prior to Grand Council and we will respond personally to you in addition to adding your question and answer to this document.



Traci Thompson (Lambda)

Grand President



Each Needs the Help of the Other.... For Life!  Results for 2017 AAAE Campaign


We asked for help, and our Alumni gave it!


The AAAE Campaign was designed as a simple way to connect paying alumni dues to benefiting their collegiate chapter. It was a way to give alumni a chance to not only give back to the fraternity as a whole, but to individually help their alma mater at the same time. I am deeply

honored and pleased with the work the collegiate chapters accomplished, especially in the last

month to reach their goals. I also want to give thanks to those alumni who also played a part in

increasing these numbers and especially to those who paid this year.


Since 2015 the AAAE Campaign has been able to give over 50 collegiate Brothers a free registration to Grand Council or LDS. Alumni Affairs Team and I are pleased to share with everyone the results of the 2017 AAAE Campaign. Special congratulations to the Omega Chapter for have the largest number of Alumni to pay yearly National Alumni Dues!!




New 2017 graduates, pay your dues now to help your chapter next year attend LDS. I encourage all chapters to add this into your fundraising activity plans to obtain assistance to attend the annual meetings. Once again THANK YOU for your efforts!



Andrea Bourque (Rho)

Grand Vice President of Alumni Affairs



Welcome Delta Zeta!


It brings me great joy in being able to welcome our newest Brothers from the Delta Zeta Chapter at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy into the Brotherhood of Phi Delta Chi! Our 102nd Chapter was chartered on May 13th, 2017 in Claremont, California. The Alpha class consisted of 34 students.


Saturday began with a catered breakfast for the pledges and special guests, sponsored by Dean Kathy Webster. Pledges honored special guests for attending, Co-Advisor Dr. Katerina Venderova (Alpha Psi) highlighted numerous academic achievements by the current pledges, and pledges presented a heartwarming video documenting their journey with Phi Delta Chi thus far. Dean Webster indicated that Phi Delta Chi is the first professional fraternity present on all of Keck Graduate Institute's campuses. All hail PHI DEX!


To assist with initiation and exhibit the strength of our Brotherhood, numerous Brothers traveled to be a part of this milestone including: Grand Vice President for Collegiate Affairs Tiffany Johnson (Gamma Eta), Past Grand President Ralph “Grand Poobah” Saroyan (Alpha Psi), Pacific Regional Correspondent Michelle Ito (Alpha Psi), American Pharmacist Association (APhA) President Nancy Alvarez (Alpha Nu), with additional Brothers from Omicron, Alpha Psi, Gamma Theta, Gamma Iota, Delta Gamma, and Delta Epsilon. 


Following initiation was a celebratory dinner in a lit courtyard, live music as one of the Delta Brothers entertained us in true DJ fashion, presentation of gift from the Alpha class to Big Brother and Co-Advisor Dr. Venderova, photo booth, and special cookies and cakes dawned with Phi Delta Chi Greek letters and our crest.



I am ecstatic to see the works of Delta Zeta, and encourage all Brothers to send them a Brotherly welcome by sending a note to their Worthy Chief Counselor, Shellen Li, at


We look forward to visiting with Delta Zeta and presenting their Charter at the 71st Grand Council in Arlington, VA!



Tiffany Johnson (Gamma Eta)

Grand Vice President for Collegiate Affairs



Reminder: 2017 Commemorative Graduation Coin


Phi Delta Chi is beginning a new tradition to help commemorate your graduation from pharmacy school and your beginnings as a Phi Delta Chi Alumni Brother. Starting with the Class of 2011, each new graduate who pays their Alumni dues will receive an official Phi Delta Chi coin that is minted with your graduation year. The coin will have the Greek letters and “Leaders in Pharmacy” on one side. The other side will display the crest, the motto, and “Brothers for Life.”




All you must do to get one is pay your first-year Alumni Dues of $40. These first-year dues will assure that you have taken the first step to being a Brother for Life. If you have any questions about the coin, please contact me at


To pay your first-year Alumni Dues, visit here.



Andrea Bourque (Rho)

Grand Vice President of Alumni Affairs


Attention Alumni... Regional Officer positions will be selected this Augusts following Grand Council!


Many Brothers after graduating inquire of ways to stay involved with our beloved Phi Delta Chi. What is so absolutely wonderful about our Fraternity is that we provide numerous opportunities that require leadership to meet our needs. Our Brothers promote Leaders in Pharmacy each day with the leaps and bounds in moving our profession forward, and by serving our community and Fraternity. Most often we find ourselves encouraging Alumni Brothers to reach out to Chapters within their area to stay involved, consider monetary donations, serving as preceptors for health fairs and rotations, facilitating workshops at conferences, or getting involved with committee work. In addition to these many ways of contributing to the Fraternity as an Alumni Brother, we also provide opportunities to assist the organization on a regional level.


Regional Directors of Alumni Affairs (RDAA) across the nation work with the Worthy Alumni Liaisons (WAL) of each Collegiate Chapter and with our Alumni Chapters to strengthen our network and involvement of Alumni Brothers. Regional Directors of Collegiate Affairs (RDCA) work closely with the Worthy Chief Counselors (WCC) and Chapter Advisor(s) in order to provide assistance with Chapter Operations and promote Brother education to integrate the mission, vision, and values of the Fraternity. RDAAs and RDCAs also collaborate with the Regional Correspondents (RC) in order to support the needs of the Chapters on a regional level. The RDCA and RDAA serve as vital members of the regional team by virtue of fraternal experience and having intimate knowledge about the operations of Collegiate and Alumni Affairs.


One-year appointments for the RDAA and RDCA will be made by the Executive Council during the upcoming Grand Council (GC). Please submit your application by going online and filling out the application here prior to GC. Also reach out to your current RDAAs or RDCAs, as well as the GVPAA or GVPCA, to ask about these positions if you're interested in serving the Fraternity in this capacity. We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your passion to serve. 



Andrea Bourque, PharmD (GVPAA) and

Tiffany Johnson, PharmD (GVPCA)


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