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Founded in 1927, the Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association is a community-based organization affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Our membership is composed of 21 representative alumnae from the 26 NPC member fraternities.
For over 80 years, the purpose of the Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association has been:

  • To inform fraternity women of current trends;
  • To promote the fraternity system;
  • To improve the Panhellenic image; and
  • To stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic affairs.
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Connie Pope
August 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's Delegate Training Workshop. What a great way to kick off the year! We had 35 people in attendance and all but one sorority represented. Delegates and alternates, you should be receiving an email soon with the materials. Here are the pictures Deirdre Reason Hill took, including our selfie! Note to self, don't talk about taking a selfie while actually taking a selfie...it will make you look crazy :0 I'm going to have to try the selfie-thing again at the September meeting.

Bonnie Pennington Great training session - thanks to our Exec Board fpr making this happen!

August 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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Connie Pope Thanks for leaving Ireland in time to be there, Bonnie Pennington!

August 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Lisa Wells Heiser
August 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Great new delegate training session! Thank you Connie Pope and all of exec for planning! And big thanks to Rigby Duncan for making her awesome poppy seed chicken :) Looking forward to a fantastic AAPA year!!

Connie Pope So great seeing you there, Lisa Wells Heiser!! Lunch soon...my treat! Look for an email soon :)

August 26, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Cheryl Johnson Weldon Amen, sister! The training was great and the poppy seed chicken was the best!!

August 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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Andrea Gillespie Stanfield
August 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I work at a university and a situation has come up where a student says she cannot attend a peer-leadership training that is academic in nature because of "rush." She is claiming that if she misses the "rush" activity scheduled at the same time as the workshop, she'll be fined $750.

I was under the impression that Panhellenic groups can no longer assess fees and fines beyond membership and housing. Does anyone know if this is true?

Adrienne Duncan (Note: Elaine, I reposted your comment without the personal contact information in the original. Great idea forwarding to Kris, who is probably reading this right now as well. :-) )
Ken Elaine Grizzle: Andrea, I am going to forward your email to Kris Bridges, Past President of Phi Mu and very knowledgeable on all things Panhellenic and Recruitment. She is a wonderful resource. She lives in Dunwoody and has been the Phi Mu rep to Atlanta Panhellenic for some time.

August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

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Merrill Gibson
Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

A very concise article about the positives of being in a sorority.

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7 Ways Being In A Sorority Prepares You For Life After College

thoughtcatalog.com

Not only does this look great on a resume, but it teaches you how to be fair, organize, and make decisions.

Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconAugust 23, 2014 at 6:59 pm

It's not a nice subject but this happens on campus and at parties. There may be an additional tool women can use to protect themselves.

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Nail polish created to help prevent date rapes

on-ajc.com

Could nail polish become an effective weapon against date rapes? The founders of Undercover Colors have created a new product designed to offer protection and knowledge right at one’s fingertips.

Lisa Wells Heiser
Facebook IconAugust 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm

LaDonna Barnes Awesome!

August 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Merrill Gibson How exciting!

August 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Lenora Oeters
Facebook IconAugust 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Hello Ladies,

I wanted to make you all aware of an event that the Tri Delta Alumnae Association is hosting to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 20% of all profits will benefit St. Jude.

This is a Blank Canvas party hosted at Kendra Scott at The Shops Around Lenox on September 25th from 6-8 pm.

Attached is a flyer! Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for your support!

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Kelli Hudec I work at Kendra Scott :) So excited to have you all!

August 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

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Lenora Oeters Thanks Kelli Hudec!! We are SO excited to come and check out some amazing pieces of jewelry! It will be a fun night to be had by all!

August 15, 2014 at 12:15 am

Connie Pope
August 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The AAPA Delegate Training Workshop is coming up! Please join us Tuesday, August 26th at 11:45 AM at the North DeKalb Cultural Center in Dunwoody for a SNEAK PEEK of all the exciting things we have planned for 2014-2015! ALL AAPA delegates and alternates are invited (and encouraged) to attend. Lunch will be provided so come hungry and ready to get a jumpstart on the new year! Please RSVP to Rebecca King, 2014-2015 AAPA Secretary, by Wednesday, August 20th.

Lisa Wells Heiser
Facebook IconAugust 6, 2014 at 8:27 am

Ladies - please see the following informtion about a fundraiser some of us are having in memory of Deb with donations to the ZTA Foundation! Appreciate your support!!

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Doll Up for Deb Fundraiser!

On July 18, 2014, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity lost an amazing leader, mentor, and inspiration, Ms. Deb Ensor. Deb was not only an inspiration and mentor to ZTA but to the NPC community as a whole. In...207 members · Join Group

Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconAugust 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Blog by a GA Tech alum. Required reading for our future PNMs in high school.

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Allie's Rules for High School

sandrastanley.com

A few nights ago I had an encounter with my 18-year-old daughter that will be imprinted on my heart forever. I walked into her room; she was sitting on the floor with her laptop. Immediately obviou...

Jennifer Cauchon Germain great advice for all of us in this day in age ❤

August 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconAugust 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Monica Luck LOL! Sharing with my girls!

August 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 9:27 pm
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Do you have recruitment questions? Be sure to join @TheSororityLife on Twitter this Thursday to get them answered. We have a panel of 4 expert sorority women ready to answer your questions and Marci is one of the collegiate panelist. Set your reminder for 7/31 at 9 p.m. EST #recruitmentQA

By: The Sorority Life

Adrienne Duncan
July 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Happy Saturday, all! The upgraded AAPA website is live! Take a moment and browse around. You'll notice there is a much stronger emphasis on social media and the day-to-day workings of Panhellenic and our member sororities. So please, share!
DELEGATES: there is probably a bunch of info that needs to be updated on your member pages. Make sure your directory info is up to date with Exec Board. EB will be sending me the digital copy of the directory as it goes to press so updates will be made from that document. There is no need to email me your delegate/chapter president updates. (Read: please don't send them....) Updates to alumna chapter award listings and social media links will be made *after the first meeting in September*, along with any directory changes made between now and then. Annual member updates are a big job so help me to help you get them done in two easy (?) batches.
See you in September!

Connie Pope Great job, Adrienne Duncan! Thank you for all you do to support AAPA!

July 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Adrienne Duncan Thanks Connie. If you like my work, please like my company Facebook page and leave 5 stars. ;-) https://www.facebook.com/dunwoodyworkinggirl

July 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconJuly 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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National Panhellenic Conference Inc.

The Sorority Life is hosting a live tweetchat a week from today to answer any recruitment questions PNMs may have. Be sure to share this information with anyone you know going through recruitment this fall. Join @TheSororityLife on Twitter on 7/31 at 9 p.m. EST to get all your recruitment questions answered by a panel of four expert sorority women. Use hashtag #recruitmentQA to join in the conversation.

Lisa Wells Heiser
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I am planning to have an online fundraiser for Sisters for Scholars in the Fall but I wanted to give you all a chance to become familiar with the products before promoting them to your network. I personally don't promote/recommend anything that I haven't tried to friends/family/sisters :) This will be completely online. Like I tell my friends 'you want/need to shop so why not do it for a cause!!!' The signature item is the 3D Fiber Lashes - Drena has them so you can get a rec from her if you need to! All producst are 100% natural, never tested on animals, and most are gluten free! Youniquelylisah.com

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Lisa Wells Heiser
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Great interview!!

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Jean Mrasek Interview --- Sorority Life in America | The Best Schools

http://www.thebestschools.org

Jean Mrasek chairs the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), an association of 26 sororities. The NPC represents more than 4 million women at over 650 college/university …

Lisa Wells Heiser Would be great to share with parents of PNMs that you know!

July 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Adrienne Duncan
July 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Hi All--
The AAPA website is going to be closed for upgrades periodically over the next couple of days. If you see the "maintenance" screen: sit tight and it will be back up later.

Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Adrienne Duncan updated the group photo in Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association.

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Connie Pope
July 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

#MotivationalMonday

LaDonna Barnes Thank you for sharing this!

July 21, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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Adrienne Duncan
Facebook IconJuly 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Hi All! Your AAPA Webmaster is working on getting all of our information organized and ready to rock for our 2014/15 year! (There are some visual suprises on the horizon too - stay tuned!)

Today I need your help. The AAPA website posts formal recruitment dates for all GEORGIA colleges and universities. I ran through the list on our website, updating as many links as possible and posting formal recruitment dates and links to Panhellenic information for each one where available.

However, not all dates were posted by each school. Please take a look at the calendar page here: http://www.atlantapanhellenic.org/calendar/. If your formal recruitment info is correct, we're golden. If a date needs an update or if your school's info is missing, please contact me using PM here on Facebook or use the form on the "Contact" page of the website to send me the dates and a link to your school's recruitment info.

Don't forget to post more info about your formal recruitment here!
Hope you're all having a great summer!

Adrienne Duncan, Phi Mu
Webmaster, Atlanta Panhellenic

Calendar

http://www.atlantapanhellenic.org

Visit the post for more.

Lisa Wells Heiser
Facebook IconJuly 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Great loss to our fraternity. Amazing outpouring of support from the NPC and IFC world. Proud to call her my sister!!

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Zeta Tau Alpha mourns the passing of Deb Ensor, our beloved Executive Director since 1985. She passed away this morning (Friday, July 18) in Indianapolis after a brave battle against ovarian cancer.

Deb’s leadership, vision and passion shaped our Fraternity for four decades. She taught us to “Seek the Noblest” and leaves a legacy of love and values to her ZTA sisters and the interfraternal world.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her mother and brother and all whose lives she touched. Read more about Deb’s legacy and make a contribution in her memory here: http://www.zetataualpha.org/cms400min/template1SF.aspx?id=5261

#DebStrong

By: Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity

Monica Luck So sorry, Lisa. She sounds amazing.

July 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Christa Dell Sobon I am sorry to all Zetas for their loss.

July 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

LaDonna Barnes Sorry to your organization for their loss.

July 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Jill Finney Deepest sympathies to all your sisters and to my youngest daughter, your sister. #Zeta

July 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Merrill Gibson So sorry for your loss...

July 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Connie Pope
July 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Fraternity and sorority members are significantly more engaged in their workplace and overall happier than students who were not part of a Greek organization, according to a new survey from Gallup.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/hire-fraternity-sorority-member-2014-5#ixzz36L4CI2iW