November 5, 2009
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Women’s fraternity at Shawnee State University participates
in nationwide lifesaving event
Theta Phi Alpha, a national women's social fraternity, at
Shawnee State University is participating in a nationwide
event, “Campus Challenge for Life,” during the month of
The event is
an initiative to educate employees and campus communities on
the importance of organ and tissue donations. During the
month, the women’s fraternity will be registering new organ
donor designations with a goal of 60,000 added nationally by
the end of November.
Alpha will have a table set up in the University Center in
the Main Lobby from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov.16 through
Friday, Nov. 20.
this as a Chapter and decided that it is for a very good
cause, especially around the holidays,” said Kylie Salyers,
president of Theta Phi Alpha. “We are very involved in the
community and try to give back in any way we can.”
people in Ohio are waiting for an organ transplant and more
than 104,000 people are on the national waiting list. In
2008, nearly 28,000 people received transplants from donors
and 173 Ohioans died waiting for a transplant.
Alpha is involved in several major service projects
including Camp Friendship, Halloween Carnival, Grab Some
Grub for the Homeless and Canned Food Drives.
of Theta Phi Alpha is to create close comradeship, to
advance educational, social and philanthropic interests and
leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and
adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote
lifelong bonds of friendship.
information about the “Campus Challenge for Life,” e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 352-8719.