Iota Alpha, Texas State University

About Iota Alpha Chapter

Iota Alpha was founded on April 11, 1964 at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. We've been around 54 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 12. We currently have a total of 115 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.17! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 1294 service hours and $0.00!

Heart for Hearing
School Year Total
$15,872
School Year Goal
$5,000
Total Raised
$62,393

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Chapter News

Iota Alpha Chapter hosts successful flag football event for speech and hearing and two other charities

On April 7, 2017, the Iota Alpha Chapter at Texas State University teamed with Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Nu for its second annual Friday Night Lights flag football tournament.

Various groups on campus competed in the tournament. Members of the chapter took turns selling tickets for teams in the Quad on campus every day on the week of this event. The chapter set up at CFPO Fields and cheered on the teams until the winner was announced.

The event had a successful attendance, and all proceeds were donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, and The American Widow Project.

Iota Alpha Chapter (Texas State University) raises $20,000 for Starkey Hearing Foundation

For the past seven years, the Iota Alpha Chapter at Texas State University held has hosted a philanthropic event, a men's competition, to raise money for Delta Zeta's philanthropy, speech and hearing.

In late 2016, Iota Alpha raised an amazing $20,000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation with their latest event. Organized by Briana Alford, Philanthropy Chairman, the Mr. Bobcat event invited men from several different organizations to compete for the title.

LG Williams was the first place winner (top photo), and the second place winner was Michael Metelits (second photo). "We all greatly enjoyed this philanthropy event, and were thrilled to raise so much money for Starkey!" said Lindsey Stegall, LAMP Editor.

Iota Alpha Chapter (Texas State University) members celebrate Moms Day

On October 16, 2016, members of the Iota Alpha Chapter enjoyed a special day with their mothers.

The annual Moms Day event, organized by Victoria Heckendorn, Vice President included a day of painting, which allowed everyone to take home a great painting and so remember the wonderful day of fun and sharing.

"We always enjoy involving our mothers in Delta Zeta activities, and they love it, too!" said Lindsey Stegall, LAMP Editor.

Iota Alpha Chapter teams with Phi Kappa Psi at Texas State to raise $3,000 for charity during Halloween

Iota Alpha Chapter paired with Phi Kappa Psi to host a haunted house on October 23, 2016, just in time for Halloween. The event was organized by Taylor Dahl, Omicron Zeta's Panhellenic Delegate.

The chapter members brainstormed, designed and set up each room of the house to be decorated in different themes. Omicron Zeta and Phi Kappa Psi members were assigned different positions including ticket sales, room designers, room help, actors, and many more.

Tickets were sold on campus in the Quad and at the door. The two groups raised almost $3,000, which was donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation as well as the Boys and Girls Club. "This event was a success, and we all had an awesome time putting it together!" said Lindsey Danielle Stegall, LAMP Editor.

Iota Alpha Chapter imparts the meaning of Delta Zeta to members' parents at Texas State University

On September 23, 2016, the Iota Alpha Chapter hosted its annual Parents Weekend. The weekend is an informative and enjoyable event at which parents learn more about the impact Delta Zeta Sorority has made in the lives of their daughters.

A lovely brunch in the ballroom at Texas State University allowed memebers to mingle with all parents, and enjoy impromptu photo shoots in the nearby photo booth, giving families photos to take home for lasting memories.

At the end of the event, Iota Alpha's Executive Board gave a presentation for parents demonstrating the chapter's accomplishments at Texas State, including a touching journey through philanthropy.

"We explained to our parents what our philanthropy means to us," said member Lindsey Stegall, "and let them know what they can do to help out as well. Also, we presented the wonderful women in our chapter who made Dean's list last semester, achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher. Our parents really enjoyed the event this year and gained a better understanding of how Delta Zeta has truly become a part of us. We  hope to continue this tradition and can't wait to see all the parents next year."

Iota Alpha alumnae (Texas State Univ.) celebrate 42 years of sisterhood

Alumnae of the Iota Alpha Chapter (Texas State University) from the 1970s celebrated 42 years of sisterhood in Sonoma, California recently. This group takes a trip together every summer!

Glenna Askey Devonport, Texas State - Iota Alpha, and her mother, Julia Griffiths Jung, Texas A&M - Lambda Xi, lead in innovative medical care in Texas
January 27, 2016

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Julia and Glenna

Glenna Askey Devonport, Texas State - Iota Alpha, is Practice Administrator and Vice President of Operations for House Call Doctors, a multi-million dollar company that aligns the interest of the patient, physician and payor.  Market recognition contributed to House Call Doctors award of Medicare's Independence at Home Demonstration, invitation to participate in the University of California San Francisco /John Hopkins Grant for development of House Call quality measures and a national registry and recipient of the AAHCM 2013 Innovation Award.

"House Call Doctors is exactly what it sounds like," said Glenna. "Throughout the state of Texas, we provide doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to patients in their homes who cannot get to a doctor's office. It is extremely beneficial for a large population of people in the U.S. and it saves an extraordinary amount money that is currently spent on deploying health costs. I am extremely proud to be a part of this emerging medical field."

Glenna is responsible for managing, developing and optimizing all operations. She began her career with House Call Doctors as an intern in 2007 and joined the company upon graduation from Texas State University in 2008. In 2010, she was promoted to the operations team and relocated to Austin. Glenna oversees key projects and is the leader of implementing processes to adapt to the dynamic changes of the Healthcare industry.  

Glenna's mother, Julia Griffiths Jung, Texas A&M - Lambda Xi, is President and Owner of House Call Doctors. She works with her daughter and the rest of the organization's team to successfully fulfill her vision to improve patient care and reduce health care expenditures.

"Owners don't build successful organizations without surrounding themselves with smart people who possess complementary skill sets," says Julia. "I was fortunate to fill key leadership roles with two Delta Zetas from San Marcos -- my daughter, Glenna Askey Devonport, and Natalia Krasutsky Thomas, Texas State - Iota Alpha. It has been joy watching these ladies develop into the executives they have become.

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Natalia Krasutsky Thomas, Texas State - Iota Alpha

"We make a formidable team. We've had spirited conversations around the conference table resulting in great decisions, maintain unconditional support for each other, have encouraged each other during the aftermath of regulatory changes, and I've cried at both of their weddings. That characterizes sisterhood at the highest level," says Julia. "House Call Doctors could not have reached the financial success and national recognition culminating in me experiencing the 'American Dream'  by way of selling my company to Kindred Healthcare, the nation's largest post-acute healthcare company, without my daughter, Glenna, our Practice Administrator and Vice President of Operations.  Glenna learned, well before her experience afforded, how to successfully balance the implementation of strong operations with a risk taker entrepreneur focused on growth.

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A House Call doctor examines a patient.

"My Delta Zeta experience has contributed to my achievements both professionally and personally for countless reasons.  Specific areas that have assisted in my development professionally are time management, how to present and most importantly, acknowledging that everyone can contribute to the greater good, whether in a sorority or an organization, when you put them in the right role.  Working in management can be difficult when you do not see eye to eye or have difficulties connecting with personalities. It's very similar to being in a sorority -- you learn how to adapt with everyone to reach the end goal.  Not only do communication skills carry over to your personal life, but the financial responsibility aspect of staying in good standing while juggling classes, a job and attending social events is a long-term attribute I consciously think about every day," Julia concludes.