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Alpha Sigma Tau selected top chapter in nation

Southeastern's Alpha Sigma Tau sorority selected top collegiate chapter in nation

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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Southeastern’s Alpha Sigma Tau is top chapter - Phi Chapter members of Alpha Sigma Tau celebrate after receiving the Founder’s Award at the National Convention. From bottom left are, Amy SanFilippo, Hammond; Past National President Pat Nale; Brittney Ivy, Zachary; Kelli Jacobsen, Baker; Danielle Lapuyade, Kenner; Erica Estopinal, Chalmette; Rachel Parker, Baton Rouge; Beth Clark, Chalmette. From top left are, Rachel Bourgeois, Norco; Shelby Fisher, Tampa, FL; Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Chapter President Alli Miller, Carriere, MS; Ashley Herrmann, Covington; Chapter Advisor Jessica St. Cyr, Ponchatoula, Alumna President Rita Bertolino, Norco, and National Council member Shell Golob. 

     HAMMOND – The Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority at Southeastern Louisiana University was honored with the sorority’s Founders Award at the 38th National Convention in June in Birmingham, AL.
    The Founders Award, distributed by the Alpha Sigma Tau National Council, recognizes the top collegiate chapter in the nation as outstanding in all facets of sorority, college, and community life.
    Phi chapter also received the first place Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Philanthropy Award for their efforts in philanthropy and community service and second place for the National Convention Music Award. Also Vice President Danielle Lapuyade received the Collegiate Top Tau Award for Phi Chapter at the national convention.
    In addition to the national award, Phi chapter has received Southeastern's Outstanding Panhellenic Chapter of the Year award and reigned as Greek Week champions for the past two consecutive years. Over the past year, AST completed over 1,000 hours of community service, celebrated 70 years as the first sorority on Southeastern’s campus, and also celebrated as
Phi chapter’s Rita Bertolino became president of the Southeastern Alumni Association president.    For more information on Alpha Sigma Tau, visit For information on Phi Chapter, visit

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