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New Mexico Alpha

University of New Mexico

Founding date: 9/11/1946

Installing Officer:
Grand President Amy Burnham Onken,
Illinois Epsilon

Installation of New Mexico Alpha 

A local group, Pi Beta Phi, was formed in 1945. The group officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on September 11, 1946. The chapter was established through the influence of the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alumnae Club, which had been working toward a chapter since its own founding in 1927. The Initiation Ceremony took place at the Y.W.C.A. The installation banquet was held in the Coronado Room of the Alvarado Hotel. The banquet theme was “Flight on the Arrow-Line,” featuring blue programs printed with silver airplanes and a centerpiece of a model airplane surrounded by bouquets of wine and blue flowers.

Living at New Mexico Alpha 

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from New Mexico Alpha

  • Ann Rhoades (2009)