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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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Troy, New York - October, 2009
Fundraiser exceeded expectations to the delight of the brothers and guests attending Phi Iota Alpha's Alpha Chapter Alumni Reunion. Despite harsh economic times, fundraiser yields over $1,500 for scholarships.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and alumni were able to raise enough money to not only fund the scholarship they currently offer to other students but were also able to resurrect another scholarship that Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. had previously subsidized.
While celebrating the 25th year of the revival of the Alpha chapter, the undergraduate brothers of Phi Iota Alpha held a fund-raiser for the scholarship called, the Troy "Curacão" Memorial Scholarship. The fundraiser did so well that the brothers are now able to offer another scholarship they had previously presented over 10 years ago.
Gilberto Diaz, the President of the Alpha Chapter Alumni Association said "It is important we help the community around us, especially during these trying economic times." Fellow alumni and other esteemed guests responded to the call. By the end of the twenty minute fundraiser at their celebration dinner, Mr. Diaz returned to the podium to announce the grand total of $1,516. This announcement was followed by additional news, which most at the event were also surprised to hear; Due to the success of this recent fundraiser, the chapter will be able to bring back another scholarship they once offered, the Jose "Coco" Podadera Scholarship.
As a result, the Phi Iota Alpha, Alpha chapter will now be able to offer two different scholarships to the RPI community. Details of the scholarships will be posted on the fraternity chapter's website, www.phiota.net, when they become available.