In honor of Phi Iota Alpha's 78th anniversary, the Honorable Governor from the State of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, presented the University of Michigan Phi Satellite and Michigan State University Phi Chapter with a Certificate of Tribute.
The Certificate of Tribute sponsored by Governor Granholm recognizes Phi Iota Alpha for its 78 years of service to the community. The Certificate of Tribute states:
On behalf of the citizens of Michigan, we Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Lt. Governor John D. Cherry Jr. do hereby recognize
Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc.
Whereas, Founded in 1931 Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., is the oldest Latino fraternity in our nation, and its mission to preserve the rich history and cultures of the Latino community still resonates today; and,
Whereas, Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., encourages scholastic success in its brotherhood and guides its brothers to craft a new vision that moves beyond the attainment of persona and professional goals that contribute to the larger good of the community through individual acts and deeds, and,
Whereas, Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., has served as an intellectual "ideological university" through its rigorous study of Pan-Americanism inspired by the accomplishments of its five pillars: Simon Bolviar, Bernardo O'Higgins, Benito Juarez and Jose Marti; and,
Whereas, The history Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., continues to be made by men of great vision, leadership, devotion, persistence and most importantly, a commitment to the continued development of their communities;
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, That we Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, and John D. Cherry, Jr., lieutenant governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby offer this Certificate of congratulations to Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., in recognition of its 78th anniversary. We offer our congratulations to Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Inc., for continuing to strive for academic excellence and social responsibility.