Over three hundred students filled the Steinman College Center Atrium on November 4th to watch Alpha Phi’s annual “Alpha Male” competition. Alpha Male is a male beauty pageant where some of F&M’s most well known male students compete in interview, swim wear, talent, and formal wear segments in hopes of winning the title. The winner is chosen by the audience – whoever receives the biggest monetary donation is crowned the champion. The show was also supported by intermission performances by The Chessmen and Desifusion.
Sixteen males from various fraternities, sports teams, and organizations charmed the audience. They performed various talents such as singing original songs, dancing, stand up comedy, and playing the piano. In the end, the top three contestants were Darrius Moore from IMPACT, Ian Kar from Delta Sigma Phi, and Brendan Wengerter from Phi Sigma Pi. Moore steadily crept up the list during the competition, and his stellar drum performance wooed the crowd for the win.
The Alpha Phi Zeta Sigma chapter, one of Franklin and Marshall’s four sororities on campus, sponsors the event annually to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The Alpha Phi Foundation supports women’s heart health. The Zeta Sigma chapter raised over $3700 for the Foundation through the event. Alpha Male is one of two on-campus events the sorority hosts during the school year to raise money for the Foundation.
Alpha Phi holds an annual Red Dress Gala every February, which centers around a silent auction to raise money for women's cardiac care. The donated items are all aquired by the sisters in Alpha Phi. The night also includes dinner and dancing for sisters, families, and friends. Last February we raised over $6,000, some of which went to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women's cardiac care. The rest ($4,760) we chose to donate to Lancaster General Hospital on behalf of women's cardiac care. We presented the check on the field at "Ladies' Night" at the Barnstormers game, which was a night sponsored by LGH to promote healthy living for women.