Sammi Berwick- U of A Pomline
Arizona Alpha senior, Sammi Berwick, has not only been involved in Pi Phi all four years, but on the Arizona Pomline as well. “My experience on the Pomline has completely shaped me as a person because I’ve been able to make a difference in people’s lives and watch the positive outcomes unfold hands on.” Sammi volunteers with Pi Phi in addition to the pomline. A favorite moment of hers is when a group of girls on the pom team volunteered with a special needs cheerleading group. “One of the little girls gave me a hug for 10 minutes straight without letting go and told me that she wanted to be a U of A cheerleader when she grew up. Hearing her say that made me so emotional because I remember being that same little girl and everything really came full circle for me.” Touching moments like these are what makes Sammi enjoy volunteering with the community so much. She believes being involved in the youth of her community is important because it helps inspire them to strive for bright futures. “I feel prideful to be a part of a program that contributes to the uplifting atmosphere of U of A!” Sammi is graduating in May and trying out to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader!
Corinne Querrey - Philanthropy on campus and in the community
While sophomore Corinne Querrey is only in her second semester of being in Pi Phi, she has already been elected Vice President of Philanthropy and works tirelessly for her position on Exec. Corinne is the coordinator of the Champions Are Readers Program, or CAR, where Pi Phi’s go to Robison Elementary on Friday afternoons and help underprivileged students learn to read and get excited about education through fun activities. In her first few months as VPP, Corinne implemented AZ Alpha’s first Valentine’s Day book drive which raised about 1500 books, 500 of which were donated to the Tucson Festival of Books. “Something I’m currently working on is donating the remaining books to Little Free Libraries around Tucson and other literacy-related events,” Corinne says. This spring, in addition to continuing on with last year’s philanthropy event, Pi Phi Gives You Wings, Corinne is implementing “Lemonade for Literacy.” In the fall, she plans on “implementing ‘Pie A Pi Phi’ to go along with Pi Phi Pizookie.” Outside of Pi Phi, Corinne is a volunteer with HopeKIds: “I attend the program’s events and activities that are open to families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition. I am actually bringing a Pi Phi Little Free Library to an event this weekend to spread awareness for literacy too, and giving these families free books!” Corinne’s passion for volunteer work and her determination makes AZ Alpha proud to call her our Vice President of Philanthropy.