By Kim Manahan The Whetstone

The Whetstone/Rachael Nissim

It took a year but they did it.

Wesley College’s Theta Phi Alpha became a national chapter Jan. 16, after a year-long probationary period.

As a chapter, the girls learn more about their organization than they did on probation, when they were called a colony, said sophomore Erica-Rae Hansen, a sister of the fraternity.

To reach this, the organization had to perform community service and write their chapter by-laws.

“We had to fund-raise for our colony,” Hansen said. “Either for the Glenmary Home Missioners or the house that TPA built.”

For the induction ceremony, the national president came from Nebraska to officiate the event at the Maple Dale Country Club, said Dr. William Johnston, president of Wesley.

Twenty-five students were inducted, he said. “This is a significant event for our students.”