The Pi Phi Epsilon sisterhood doesn't end after four years, it's for life.
One of the greatest things about being in a local organization is having so many alumnae close by, yet all over the world as well.
We have an amazing network of alumnae. Read their stories below!
Bonnie Rittner [Founder]
"Congrats on your website. It's wonderful. I enjoyed seeing the pictures. I was a founding member of Pi Phi back in 63 and my roommate Bette's daughter Sara Kaltenbach was a Pi Phi member, too. Best of luck in all that you do this year."
"I just love this website and it makes me so happy to see pi phi grow in ways I may not have imagined a year ago! I love you ladies so much and
miss you all!"
Marianne Edwards (Benson), Class of 2004, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
"I have so many wonderful memories of Pi Phi that I don't even know where to start. I flip through my scrapbook from time to time and feel extremely blessed to have been part of such a wonderful sorority! I am still in contact with several sisters and I know that I made life-long friendships in Pi Phi. I will always treasure the memories I have from my years at Capital with Pi Phi Epsilon!! Much Pi Phi Love, Marianne"
Sharon Duffie, Class of 1967
"I want to express to members of Pi Phi that the friendships you establish now will last a life time! We graduated in 1967, and have been there for each other through, divorce, death, illness, as well as very happy times! [kids and grandkids] Pi Phi gave us something very special we would not have had without this bond. PLEASE, enjoy your college years. Love and friendship, Sharon"
Deb Clark (Butler), Class of 1973, Tiffin, OH
"I think one of the memories that stands out is when our class of pledges "ditched". We managed to organize this, get off campus and out to my roommate's (Marilyn Morse Matthews) home in Marysville. This was no mean feat since: A) Capital students were not allowed to have cars on campus (I can't remember how we did this; I think there were a couple commuters in the group) and B) we had to sign out at the dorm desk with our destination and time of return (freshman had to be in the dorm by 11:00PM on weeknights) so I am guessing we had to talk with the housemothers. I can recall our (New Member Educator) Carolyn Bachelor calling Marilyn's mom giving an Academy Award winning performance saying we weren't at Capital and how concerned she was; all the while we were sitting on the floor trying so hard not to laugh out loud!"
Sue Speakman (Marimon), Class of 1977
"One of the reasons I joined Pi Phi was because I was a music major and wanted to make sure I had friends outside of my major. The best part was having activities where we could ask a guy out! Greek Sing (at parents' weekend) was a big activity for all of us. I directed the Pi Phi group for two years and we always had a lot of fun. I still keep in touch with several of my sisters and when our graduating class has a reunion, the majority of attendees are Pi Phi, or music majors."
Beth Rust Windisch
Capital was a great place to go to college and my experience with Pi Phi only made it better. From Rush to pledging to Greek Sing and all the great parties we had over the years, I have so many special memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Pi Phi was and continues to be, a blessing in my life. I have a sudden urge to drink a green beer - Go Green!
Lynn Kostur, Class of 1977, East Haven, VT
"Loved EVERY minute of my Pi Phi days, back when were were the smallest sorority on campus. I was the assistant pledge mistress with Terry Egan. Of course, Greek Sing was the best, with awesome director Sue Marimon. I wouldn't have all my great memories of Capital University if not for Pi Phi Epsilon!"
Judy Pflieger (Young) [Past President 1965]
"The letters from Emily are appreciated. The website looks great! Glad to hear of the number increases."
Claire Broyles, Class of 2011, Galloway, OH
"Joining Pi Phi was one of the best decisions I made during my time at Capital. I not only had an amazing support system but I was part of an organization that people on campus admired. There are so many fabulous memories that I shared with these wonderful women, and I look forward to many more in the future! Being a new alumnae, I am excited to go back for events, visit my wonderful sisters, and share whatever the future holds for all of us! Pi Phi is my second family, and I cannot imagine my life without them."
Bonnie Berzonski (Bollinger), Class of 1991, Gibsonia, PA
"I loved the years I spent as a member of Pi Phi Epsilon. The song really does ring true, "Our Friendship is Our Treasure." The friendships I made through Pi Phi are lasting ones, despite the fact that many of us live so far apart. I am still friends with so many of my Pi Phi sisters, and even the ones I don't often see, I consider them lifelong friends. The main thing that drew me to Pi Phi when I was pledging was that all of the girls were so genuine. No one pretended to be anything other than what they were. And, you know what - they didn't have to be anything other than themselves. Everyone was different and brought something unique to the table, and yet everyone was respected for their differences. And, although I don't see my sisters often, I know to this day, that some of them would be the first ones to help me if I ever reached out and was in need of anything."
Susan Yeager (Maly), Class of 1988
"I remember many fun parties where we danced to "It's Raining Men"; living on the sorority floor; and the memorable ceremony where I shared my engagement story. I'm still married to that wonderful man, am blessed with two teenage sons, and still keep in contact with many of my Pi Phi sisters. I wish many fun times and memories for all current and future Pi Phi sisters. "Our friendship is a treasure.""
Stefani Phillips, Class of 2003, Centerville, OH
"Every memory I have of Pi Phi brings a smile to my face, especially the prank my pledge class pulled on the actives. I love that all of the friendships I started with my Pi Phi sisters are still going strong even though we live in different areas and our lives are going in different directions. The only advice I have is to cherish these times you have because it goes by so fast! I would love to live back on the sorority hall in the triple with Kerri and Jenni :) I had the best “family” in the sorority too…Barbarian Family! I still have my paddle on my wall and love reading the messages on it from my sisters. Love you ladies! Pi Phi Love Always! Stefani"
Deborah Bickley (Hahn), Class of 1977
"The friendships that were made during my four years at Capital have lasted through the many years. Many of us still share our lives with each other. During homecoming just this year a few of us got together on campus and celebrated at our 35th class reunion. We missed those who were unable to be with us but all our sisters were in our thoughts as we reminisced about all the great times we shared together. In Pi Phi love, Dee"
Beth Margraf (Hipps), Pledge Class of 2002
"As I looked through the website I have so many memories that come rushing back to me with my Pi Phi sisters. From rushing to Senior year! My sophomore year is one of the best years of my life. I loved all of my sisters and am blessed to have so many still part of my life today. As Stef said, these are some of the best times of your life, do as much with your sisters as you can it goes very fast!"
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