San Juan, Puerto Rico – July 2013
Last week marked the 81st national convention for Phi
Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as they celebrated in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This year the La Concha Resort hosted Brothers and their guests
from all across the United States. The annual convention provided an opportunity
for undergraduates and alumni from various induction classes and states across
the nation to connect or reconnect with the organization.
The agenda included a UNICEF presentation, career and
professional development workshops, Community Service at El Morro, a 5K, golf
outing, and the awards banquet.
On Saturday the awards banquet was held to honor the
philanthropic achievements of alumni and undergraduate chapters. This year’s
guest speaker was Bro.
Manuel Gaetán-Rivera, PhD, Class of 1955; President and Chief
Executive Officer of MGR Enterprises, LLC, an international
management-consulting firm based in Columbia, SC specializing in Strategic
Planning and Marketing. Phi Iota Alpha also had the
distinct honor of hosting several brothers of Fi Sigma Alfa as members of both
boards discussed their long history together.
We would like to once again congratulate all of this year’s
- Undergraduate of the year: Cesar
Ventura, Sigma – City University of New York
- Alumni of the Year: Carlos Wilke, Beta – Stony Brook University
- Management Team Member of the Year: José Soto – Northeast Governor
- Philanthropic Excellence chapter of the Year: Zeta Chapter – Hofstra University
- Chapter of the Year: Alpha Nu Chapter – University of North Texas
In addition 4 colonies were chartered as new chapters of Phi
- Beta Alpha: Utica College
- Beta Beta: California State University, Long Beach
- Beta Gamma: Florida International University
- Beta Delta: Texas A&M Commerce
It was also announced that Phi Iota Alpha will be going to California for the 82nd
See you all next year!
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