A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Starting off my college experience during covid was one of the most frightening times of my life. Not only had I been in remote school a majority of my senior year but I was now moving away from home and doing school remotely. Having no idea on how to get connected I decided that rushing virtually was an easy way to at least meet a few girls. Even over zoom I knew I wanted to be apart of alpha phi but I had no idea the impact this chapter would make on my life.
Hi, my name is Lenora Brekke and I am truly honored and humbled to currently serve as the Chapter President for the Zeta Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi here at Santa Clara University. Here in Alpha Phi surrounded by the most amazing women, I have had the opportunity to grow into the greatest version of myself. My Sophomore year, I was also honored to serve as the first ever Zeta Gamma Vice President of Health Wellness and Accountability. Holding this role helped me to grow my understanding of how to support the mental and physical wellbeing of our chapter. Although I no longer hold the position of VP of HWA, it is still my number one priority to ensure that the members of our chapter feel supported by our sisterhood.
I am proud to be a part of a chapter that has single handedly raised over 1,000,000 dollars for women’s heart health, being the top fundraising chapter that Alpha Phi has ever seen. Our dedication to philanthropy brings this chapter great pride, and creates a legacy that I am blessed to be a part of. The women of Alpha Phi are not only students at Santa Clara University but also division one athletes, veterinary assistants, fitness instructors, research assistants, and more. Still, each and every one of them constantly strives to give back to our community. Although many of us have different passions, dreams, and desires, we are all unified in that we all hold the same core Alpha Phi values of strength, scholarship, service, and loyalty. I am so grateful that I found such amazing sister from all around the country and world, and the individuality of each member in our chapter is what makes it the greatest chapter to lead and watch flourish.
The women of Alpha Phi have encouraged me to achieve feats I never thought possible. I have pursued a degree in finance while having a financial planning internship my sophomore year. I would have never found my passion and pursed it so early on if it were not for the women of Alpha Phi. I am forever grateful to each and every member of my chapter, my advisors, and Alpha Phi. I cannot wait to make a positive impact on our chapter and to see what this year has in store for me!