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The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

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The Delaware Beta Chapter at Wilmington University had a very active year.  In 2015-16 the chapter inducted 40 new members and contributed over 450 service hours to various communities and community projects.  The University’s Student Government Association awarded the chapter the Student Clubs Service Award for the second year in a row.  Dr. Johanna Bishop, Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Science Programs, is the chapter sponsor.

The Chapter’s team, “Team Pi Gamma Mu”, raised $3,465.00 in Wilmington University’s Polar Bear Plunge.  The chapter co-sponsored the event with the Wilmu Alumni Association.  Teams plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on February 1, 2015 to help raise funds for the Special Olympics of Delaware.  Team Pi Gamma Mu had 15 team members and 94 donors.

 

https://calendarmedia.blob.core.windows.net/assets/98082f15-1aa5-4aa1-aaed-a7c293013522.jpgBeginning in 2012, the chapter started a Power of Networking event.  It has become an annual event co-sponsored by the chapter and the Wilmu Alumni Association.  On April 21, 2016, students networked with business and community leaders while learning industry best practices.  Topics included mock interviews, dressing for success, developing your elevator speech, how to network, and more. 

The Delaware Beta Chapter members participated in a variety of other service projects including working with area youth, at their churches, and in community centers.  They also worked hand-in-hand with social workers, psychologists, and counsellors to help with intake and assessments.  The chapter requires at least 10 hours of volunteer work and many chapter members exceeded that minimum.  So, what did they do?

    • Put up Christmas decorations at church and work with youth programs/ volunteered church work/ church maintenance
    • Clean youth camp and getting camp ready for use
    • Volunteered at healthcare and rehabilitation facility
    • Food drive
    • Develop care plans for people at a rehabilitation center
    • Working with the homeless/ acting as a facilitator during a code blue weather event and hosting homeless people at church
    • Served as photographer for a facility that used the photos for mdeia publications; and later to file an insurance claim as the facility burned to the ground
    • Volunteer with Head Start
    • Provided care baskets for local nursing home
    • Volunteering with Paws for People
    • Assisting Girl Scout troop
    • Donating art supplies to a domestic violence shelter housing children
    • Volunteered at an outpatient shelter for teens with mntal health problems
    • Hosted a Halloween party for martial arts students
    • Mentored a young girl from the inner city and provided tutoring for 3 months
    • Worked with an after school program
    • Volunteered at a non profit agency that works with people with psychatric illnesses
    • Volunteered at an inner city elementary school
    • Served as Youth Pastor at church
    • Contributed holiday gist wrapping services for a local non-profit
    • Provided inmates with books through the books Through Bars program
    • Help children learn how to use a computer at a community center
    • Mentored children at a local school
    • Picked up highway trash
    • Worked with homeless children
    • Helped elderly neighbors during a snow storm
    • Cooked food at church to feed the homeless
    • Donated clothing to the Ministry of Caring
    • Walking to end alzheimers

And SOOO Much More!

The Pi Gamma Mu Community at Wilmu is AMAZING!


The Philippines Alpha Chapter at the University of the Philippines had a stellar year, as usual.  The chapter inducted 272 students and 2 faculty members in 2015-16.  An induction ceremony was held on May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the UPFI Film Center at the University.  Professor Ma. Luisa T. Camagay, Ph.D. is the faculty sponsor  and President of the chapter.    Professor Elena E. Pernia, Ph.D. is the chapter Vice-President.  Among other activities, the chapter provided support to bring Alexander Ken P. Libranza to campus to participate as a panelist in a conference sponsored by the Harvard Project for Asian International Relations 2016 on February 12.

Prof. Ma. Luisa T. Camagay, Ph.D.
Philippine Alpha Chapter Sponsor and President
Prof. Elena E. Pernia, Ph.D.
Philippine Alpha Chapter Vice-President


Jubilarians at the Induction Ceremony

 
The chapter cosponsored a Recognition Convocation with the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Sigma chapters on campus on March 18, 2016 to recognize summa cum laude and magna cum laude graduating students. 

 

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