Thursday, December 31, 2020

Welcome to the Theta blog!

Welcome to the Theta Phi blog!

This blog has been created to allow us to share what's been going on in our lives and communicate with each other in an open forum. 
There are two ways you can add news or comments to the blog:

• You can email your comments (and photos) directly to me (

• You can also add news (but not photos) by clicking on "comments" at the bottom of each posting.  Be sure to check for comments left by others!
Whenever there is a new posting, I'll send word out to everyone.
Spread the word! Please pass this site along to any Theta sisters you may be in touch with.
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Theta,


"Pook" Siprin Bellini
1967 Pledge Class President

Monday, July 1, 2019

Alumnae News

This page has been reformatted to allow each new posting to be listed separately. Since there is a limit to how many postings appear on a page, you will need to click on "older posts" (lower right corner of each page) to see previous posts. There are lots of posts hiding there... don't miss them!  Alternatively, you can go to the BLOG ARCHIVE at the bottom of the left sidebar and search for postings by date and title.
In most cases, you should be able to click on a photo to enlarge it.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Luncheon 2014

This year's luncheon, which celebrated our 85th anniversary, was held at beautiful Mohonk Mountain House on October 18th.  If you attended, please send photos!  Be sure to include names of those in the photos.

If you have photos from previous years, please send those as well. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

1969 Video on Ulster County

Thanks to Naomi Rubin for sharing this video!

 Click on the link below...

Ulster County, New York: "County of Contrasts" circa 1969 IBM

Here are some photos lifted from the video...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Condolences to Gail Pieper Brice '60

Heartfelt condolences to Gail on the passing of her husband, James Brice, who died October 12, 2013 in Laurel, Montana from Parkinson's Disease.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Message from Maryann Corrado Risi '70

A friend just returned from the Swim Team's 50th anniversary reunion and thought I'd like to see Theta house today. I thought I'd share it with you... 
 Theta House circa 1969      
Theta House 2013 (note the tree is missing)

Maryann Corrado Risi  '70

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Message from Marg(e) Bufton Bandre '58

The luncheon invitation ---which I must regretfully decline again---arrived here yesterday along with the “Founding of Gamma Chapter of Theta Phi which was filled with facts I either never heard before or have forgotten in the 55 years since I was an active member.
The last time I drove through New Paltz I was saddened to see that our house is no longer ours. I have so many memories of that house and the girls who lived there.  I  was also completely lost when I tried to find my way around the campus! The campus I knew is long gone and todays students might laugh at what we thought was quite adequate. (It was good to see Women’s Hall gone. It was not adequate!)
I appreciate the time you and others spend to keep the Theta Phi BlogSpot up and running. My class of 1958 started a chain letter which never even got all the way around.  Because I moved away, I quickly lost touch with many good friends.  I deeply regret not being able to get to our 50th reunion---New Paltz is a long way from Kansas City!
So, thanks for keeping me in touch with Theta Phi, and for bringing back some memories.
Margaret (Marge Bufton) Bandre ‘58

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Luncheon 2012 Photo

Submitted by Rosanne Senatore Adams
Back row-- Roe, Judy, Senny, Patty
Seated--Rosalie, Ellen

We had a great time and then went into town for some drinks.  Just like the good old days!!
See you at the next one.
Yours in Theta,

Monday, May 6, 2013

2012 Luncheon Photo

Thanks to Pat Withers for sharing this photo of Rosemary D'Alberto Prock and Judy Juracka Caruso.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Carol Hearst Brott - Reunion Reminder for Class of '63

I'd like to put a call out to all in the Class of '63 to come to our 50th reunion in September. It would be great to meet and greet to share our memories.
- Carol Hearst Brott