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Published On: Mon, Jul 27th, 2009

Phi Iota Alpha Celebrates 77 Years

    Boston, Massachusetts – July, 2009

    On July 23, 2007 Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, celebrated it's 77th
    Anniversary Convention. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest
    intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, established for Latino
    Americans in the United States. It was founded December 26, 1931 at
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

    Over 150 members of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity,
    Inc., from all over the country gathered together for educational
    workshops, motivational speakers, celebrations, and community service.

    Convention weekend was capped off with the
    annual convention banquet with brothers in matching guayaberas.
    Highlights of the annual awards ceremony included:

  • Undergrad of the Year: Steven "Spaniard" Garza, AH Chapter – UT San Antonio
  • Alumni of the Year: Giovanni "El Dorado" Abril, Nu Chapter – Boston University
  • Chapter of the Year: Kappa Chapter – Syracuse University

    In addition to the awards, chapter charters we awarded to the following colonies:

  • Alpha Eta: University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Alpha Iota: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Alpha Kappa: Villanova University
  • Alpha Lambda: University of Arkansas

    Lastly the location of next years 78th Annual Convention was announced. Next years convention will be in Dallas, Texas.


Phi Iota Alpha Celebrates 77 Years