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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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Boston, Massachusetts - July, 2009
On July 23, 2009 Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, celebrated it's 77thAnniversary 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 AntonioAlumni of the Year: Giovanni "El Dorado" Abril, Nu Chapter - Boston UniversityChapter 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 AntonioAlpha Iota: University of Massachusetts AmherstAlpha Kappa: Villanova UniversityAlpha Lambda: University of Arkansas
Lastly the location of next years 78th Annual Convention was announced. Next years convention will be in Dallas, Texas.