CNSA Panhellenic Chapter Wins Two Prestigious Awards from APH

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the largest advocacy and support organizations for women's sorority experience, announced that 62 Alumnae Panhellenic Associations were recognized for Programming Excellence and 57 were recognized with the Citation of Merit Award for the 2021-2022 period. Our CNSAP Chapter was chosen for both of these prestigious awards!

NPC annually recognizes Alumnae Panhellenic Associations for their outstanding achievements. For Programming Excellence, NPC area coordinators nominate Chapters for going above and beyond to enhance the Panhellenic spirit by hosting events outside of meetings and developing their members at meetings or events through speakers, activities and philanthropy. Citation of Merit Award winners were recognized for supporting College Panhellenics both with scholarship and with their recruitment efforts.


Awarded for 2020, our CNSA Panhellenic Chapter Wins for Programming Excellence

“Alumnae Panhellenics play a pivotal role in advancing the sorority experience,” said Linda Purkapile, 2018-20 NPC Alumnae Panhellenics Committee chairman. “And, despite the challenges presented to Panhellenic operations from the global pandemic, their activities in 2019-20, whether delivered in person or virtually, helped to promote the lifelong benefits of sorority membership and enhance the Panhellenic image. We are proud to recognize these Alumnae Panhellenics and their members who have demonstrated hard work and dedication to being ambassadors for the sorority experience.”

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Linda Grandolfo accepts the Barbara Daugs Hunt Award for service

CNSAP President Linda Grandolfo was honored with the Barbara Daugs Hunt Award at Alpha Omicron Pi's 2021 Convention for her many years of service to the organization.

As a member of AOII, she expressed her thanks and privilege to work on their shared philanthrophy, the Arthritis Foundation, during a reception in her honor at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago on April 24, 2022. National members of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation and our Chicago North Shore Alumnae were on hand to congratulate her for her dedicated service.

Since 1967, the Fraternity has enjoyed an important partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, supporting arthritis research, Juvenile Arthritis Camps, and arthritis awareness.


Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae is a Jeopardy Champion!

In November of 2019, Alex Damisch won three games on the popular TV show "Jeopardy," securing her status as a "Jeopardy" Champion. Alex, a data scientist, is a long-time participant in academic competitions. She was involved in quizbowl in Jr. High, as an undergrad at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and as a graduate student of DePaul University. Currently, Alex keeps up her skills regularly playing trivia with her data scientist teammates in Logan Square. The team is appropriately named "She blinded me with data science."

Alex is a Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae from Northbrook, while her mother Patty Damisch, a Gamma Phi Beta, is on the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic board. Articles on Alex's experience and success can be found in the Nov. 29, Dec. 2, and Dec. 3 issues of the Chicago Tribune. Also, in the Logan Square neighborhood publication Block Club Chicago.