Phi Delta Chi honored by the City of Tucson

Alpha Nu, the COP chapter of the professional pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi, was honored by Tucson Clean and Beautiful Aug. 27 Park sign with for its participation in the city’s Adopt-a-Park program.

The chapter “adopted” the Grant-Campbell Park in the fall of 2009. Since then, volunteers from the group have cleaned the park once a month and reported any maintenance needs to the Parks and Recreation Department.

“On average, about five to seven volunteers have spent an hour and a half of their own time each month to pick up litter in the park,” says Theresa Stehmer, Class of 2012, Phi Delta Chi philanthropy chair. “We have also reported several maintenance needs that have been fixed in the past. Soon we will repaint one of the park’s benches that has been tagged with graffiti.”

At the ceremony, held in the Grant-Campbell Park, Stehmer was one of five speakers. The others were Edric Wong, PharmD Class of 2012, Phi Delta Chi worthy chief counselor; Fred Gray, director of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department; Jim Glock, director of the City of Tucson Transportation Department; and Miguel Ortega, aide to Tucson city council member Karin Uhlich.

Fox 11 news covered the ceremony; see their video here.