PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Phiotas Receive Awards at National Conference
Orlando, Florida - April 2007
Two members of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. received national awards at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Joint Conference held in Orlando, Florida from March 31-April 4th.
Brother Dennis "Latinodinamico" Camacho received the ACPA Latin@ Network's Community Advancement Service Award. This award is given to an outstanding practitioner in the field of Student Affairs who has made significant contributions to the Latina/o community on their campus or in the greater community. The award was established to honor members of the Latin@ Network who promote and have made significant contributions to the advancement of Latinas/os on their campus, the community, or in higher education.
Brother Dr. Juan "Varadero" Guardia was one of five national recipients of the ACPA Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award. The Annuit Coeptis Award honors three senior professionals and five emerging professionals at a dinner where there can be wide-ranging discussion and exchange about professional issues. The dinner carries on a tradition established by Professor Philip A. Tripp and Ursula Delworth who dearly loved to challenge his contemporaries and junior colleagues in a spirit of personal and professional sharing, high good humor and thoughtful intellectual debate. The Latin phrase, annuit coeptis, reflects Dr. Tripp's and Dr. Delworth's optimism for the future of the profession by suggesting that "He has smiled upon that which we have begun."
ACPA is the leading student affairs Association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA has nearly 8,000 members representing nearly 1,500 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and internationally. In addition, members include companies and organizations who are engaged in the campus marketplace. Our members include graduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs as well as faculty who are teaching and researching in this area to student affairs professionals from entry level to senior student affairs officers.
NASPA is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the largest professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, service, fellowship and the spirit of inquiry.
Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino greek leadership in the global community. Through the past 75 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today, Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.