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Phiotas Recognized during NALFO Gala

Tuesday, June 4, 2013  
Posted by: Jorge Girotti
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PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. 9322 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, New York 11209


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Jorge "Centinela" Girotti
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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phiotas Recognized during NALFO's 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala

Phi Iota Alpha Executive Director Francisco "Pancho" Lugo and Director of Human Resources Jorlui "Martin Betances” Sillau were both recognized by the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations during their 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala on May 18 held in New York City.

Francisco was awarded the Professional of the Year award for the third year in a row and the Organizational Leadership Excellence award for the second time in three years. Francisco holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Communication and a Master of Science in Education in College Student Personnel from the University of Dayton.

Jorlui was recognized for his work in coordinating NALFO's National Day of Service in New York City. Jorlui holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Masters of Public Administration from Baruch College

NALFO award winners are selected by an independent committee of Greek advisors from prestigious universities throughout the country scored organizations on the basis of Academic Achievement, Community Service, Organizational Integrity and Commitment to the Latino Greek Community.

Unidad Project Award is awarded in recognition of the city that recruits the most NALFO participation, as determined by: Number of confirmed NALFO organizations co-sponsoring and total number of NALFO volunteers.

The Organizational Leadership Excellence of the year prize is awarded in recognition of an alumnus/alumnae who has demonstrated their commitment to their organization and the Latino Greek Community through their service in leadership positions in their organization or the Latino Greek Community as a whole.

The Professional of the Year prize is awarded in recognition of established professionals or entrepreneurs who embody the standards of the Latino Greek Community through their professional accomplishments and community involvement.



The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) was established in 1998 to promote the advancement of Latino/a fraternities and sororities. Today NALFO networks with 20 member Latino/a fraternities and sororities that are bound by a shared commitment to fraternal unity and the values that Latino/a fraternal life entails. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino/a Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.

Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. For over 80 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.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence

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