The Delta Eta chapter of Alpha Phi at Adrian College is hosting their annual Mr. Alpha Phi pageant Feb. 16 at 6pm in the Adrian Tobias Room. This event will require a five dollar, cash only entrance fee for all attending.
The pageant will consist of three rounds including a walk, question and answer and talent portion. All Adrian College male students are encouraged to participate.
The Mr. Alpha Phi pageant is just one of many philanthropy events hosted by the sorority. Brooke Terry, Alpha Phi Vice President of Health, Wellness and Accountability, says the money raised from the event will go to the Alpha Phi Foundation, an organization whose purpose is to promote women’s heart health. A nod to the organization will be incorporated into the question and answer round of the pageant.
“It is amazing because it gives Alpha Phi the chance to express their love for the foundation with other students,” Terry said.
Last year’s event proved there are no limits on the talents brought to the stage. 2021 Mr. Alpha Phi title holder, MacGregor Adams, wowed the judges and secured his crown with his unique performance.
“MacGregor’s talent was squeezing fruit with his legs to make them break open,” Terry said. “That talent was so unique and hilarious.”
Terry says a lot of work has been put into the planning of this event. With the help of Grace Phillips, Alpha Phi Director of Philanthropy, the team has checked off a long list of to-dos before the big night. Reserving facilities and technology, advertising, recruiting contestants, contacting contestants, recruiting judges and recruiting an audience are just some of the tasks that went into this event.
“This event was challenging to create because it is difficult to recruit contestants,” Terry said. “It definitely takes a lot of courage to sign up for a men’s pageant and get out of your comfort zone in front of people you may not know.”
The Alpha Phi Fraternity was first established in 1872 by a group of women from Syracuse University with the mission of uniting women in a safe and welcoming environment. Eighty-nine years later, Adrian College added the Delta Eta Chapter to Adrian College, and continues to follow the mission of its founders. Jayme Hein, Adrian College Alpha Phi President, recalls some of her best memories with her sisters.
“I can’t see myself living the college experience without being involved in an organization like this,” Hein said. “I have built relationships with some of my best friends and I have learned more than I could have ever imagined.”
For additional information regarding the Mr. Alpha Phi Pageant contact Brooke Terry at email@example.com.