ATLANTA, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. won the prestigious NALFO Fraternal Organization of the Year award at NALFO's annual business meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Winners were announced at the recent NALFO awards banquet this past weekend. Also, Brother Dr. Juan "Varadero" Guardia was elected as NALFO Chairman & Brother Alex "Genesis" Yepes will serve as the Northeast Regional Vice Chair for the 2011-2013 term.
In addition, Phi Iota Alpha swept the awards, winning more than any other NALFO fraternity, including:
- National Philanthropic Organization
- Organizational Leadership Excellence (Francisco Lugo)
- Professional of the Year (Francisco Lugo)
These awards are the culmination of several years of effort and strategic initiatives that our members and leadership have undertaken to strengthen the bonds of fellowship. The Brothers of Phi Iota Alpha humbly accept these awards. We would like to thank NALFO for the recognition of all our efforts and wish congratulations to all NALFO award recipients. NALFO award winners are selected by an independent committee of Greek advisors from prestigious universities throughout the country, scoring NALFO member organizations on the basis of Academic Achievement, Community Service, Organizational Integrity and Commitment to the Latino Greek Community.
The NALFO National Fraternal Organization of the Year is awarded in recognition of an organization that has demonstrated excellence in:
- Promoting Academic Achievement within the organization
- Promotion of Community Service and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Commitment to maintaining the highest integrity among their undergraduate chapters & alumni
- Commitment to the Latino Fraternity & Sorority Community
The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) was established in 1998 to promote the advancement of Latino/a fraternities and sororities. Today, NALFO networks with 19 member Latino/a fraternities and sororities that are bound by a shared commitment to fraternal unity and the values that Latino/a fraternal life entail. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive inter-fraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino/a fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedence for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across the United States and Latin America. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today, Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence
Bernie "Influente" Rebollar
Director of Marketing
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
9322 3rd Avenue, Suite 412, Brooklyn, New York 11209
Phone: (614) 434-6827 Fax: (917) 397-6411
SOURCE Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.