Subject: NGLA Newsletter - March 2014

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First NGLA Advisors Academy a success!
When the first NGLA Advisors Academy, sponsored by generous grants from Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Mu Delta, kicked off on Saturday, March 1 in Pittsburgh, 52 chapter advisors and other volunteers took full advantage of the curriculum prepared by Dan Wrona, CEO of Rise Partnerships. The day-long training this group of all ages and experience levels an opportunity to step back, and assess their role as a mentor and influencer for the collegians and chapters they serve.

Visit the NGLA blog to read a firsthand account of the academy from attendee and new blog editor Jennifer Daurora.
Get your conference photos from Greek Yearbook
Don't these folks look snazzy and prepared to make change in their communities? Find your conference photos here.
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Fraternity and sorority members from across North America celebrated Badge Day and National Ritual Celebration Week during the first week of March. Hear is what NGLA community members had to say about these events on Twitter. 
Murphy honored with Guenzeler Award
Tom Murphy, Executive Director of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, was honored with the Guenzler Award at the annual conference closing banquet. This award recognize fraternity/sorority organizational staff members or volunteers whose commitments have made significant contributions to the Greek community within the Northeast region or to NGLA.

Murphy has worked tirelessly to expand his fraternity's chapter roll throughout the Northeast and has shared his resources and knowledge with undergraduates and interfraternal partners across the country. He has served as a volunteer and facilitator for NGLA and, this year, his fraternity helped to financially support the Advisor Academy. Outside of NGLA, he has supported the fraternal movement through his involvement within the AFA Foundation, serving as the Grants Chair for 3 years. 
Philippi Awards bestowed on Mickler
The Philippi Outstanding Advisor Award is given in recognition of Larry Philippi, the first Executive Director of the Northeast Interfraternity Conference (precursor to NGLA), and was established to recognize campus advisors for their commitment and dedication to furthering the fraternity/sorority experience. 

Mentor, role model, counselor, advisor and advocate. These are all words that were used to describe this year’s recipient, Rebecca Mickler, Director of Greek Life, Honor Societies and Professional Organizations at Duquesne University. Through her role, she advises 20% of the student population and implements programs to benefit the Greek comm
unity in the areas of scholarship, leadership, risk management, and alumni relations. 

One nominator wrote, “She is in meetings all day and continues to amaze me as she finds even more time to help chapters when they come in with issues or ways to improve.” 

“One of the most important ideals that she has is to make students feel at home. She keeps an open-door policy in the office and students are constantly stopping by the office to say hello and ask for help with any problems they may have,” wrote another nominator. 

From these words, it is clear that Mickler embodies the characteristics of the Philippi Award. Congratulations Rebecca!
Volunteers of the Month: Annual Conference Staff
Congratulations to Kevin Pons, John DiSarro, Kara Miller, Bonnie Wunsch, Abby Myette, Michael Berthel, and Kendall Niccum for being named the Volunteers of the Month for March 2014! 

Wendi Kinney, NGLA Executive Director notes, "I am so grateful to the conference committee for their hard work. This team of volunteers dedicated countless hours to ensure our participants had a top notch experience. They were the first to arrive on site, the last to leave, and definitely the last to go to bed each night! Moving the conference to Pittsburgh added an additional challenge of working with new event staff and an unfamiliar space. I'm sure you would agree with me that this team did not miss a beat and hosted our best annual conference yet."

Do you know anyone who goes above and beyond to support NGLA as a volunteer? Please nominate that person for the NGLA Volunteer of the Month. Nominations will be accepted by the 20th of each month by emailing, and winners will be showcased in the next issue of the NGLA newsletter. Showcased volunteers will also receive a special surprise to thank them for their contributions. Who can you nominate for the next NGLA Volunteer of the Month?
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