Meet the Meeting Ritual Research Committee

Pi Beta Phi’s Meeting Ritual Research Committee has been tasked with examining the Ritual recited at the start and end of every Pi Beta Phi meeting and New Member meeting. Committee members will work to hear perspectives on the impact of Ritual today from Pi Phis across our sisterhood, while honoring the history of our Ritual which was written by D.C. Alpha Anna S. Hazelton in 1890 and adopted by the Fraternity in 1893. 

Grand Council appointed 12 Pi Phi alumnae with a wide range of education, professional skills, religious experiences, demographics, viewpoints and Pi Phi involvement to serve on the committee. With religion being a main factor in researching our Ritual, this committee represents religious studies of multiple religions with a representation of members who actively participate in religious practices and those who are non-religious. Each member shares Grand Council’s commitment to this important work and looks forward to engaging with members around the world to create a better understanding of the importance and meaning of meeting Ritual today. Read more about each of the members serving below.

Click on the photo of each committee member to learn more about them.

Audrey Sullivan Jacob

Michigan Beta
Meeting Ritual Research Committee Chair, Resides in Santa Cruz, California

Mikayla Briskey

Michigan Alpha
Resides in Atlanta, Georgia 

Molly Collie

Texas Gamma
Resides in Burnet, Texas  

Carla Hashley

Michigan Epsilon
Resides in Sacramento, California 

Rebecca Shea Irvine

Michigan Gamma
Resides in Whitmore Lake, Michigan 

Ritika Khanna

Ontario Alpha
Resides in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada  

Sarah Lemar

Wisconsin Delta
Resides in Chicago, Illinois  

Danaka Porter

Alberta Alpha
Resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada  

D'Ann Dublin Riemer

Texas Beta
Resides in Dallas, Texas 

Paula Pace Shepherd

Texas Epsilon
Resides in Keller, Texas 

Veda Ward

Pennsylvania Beta
Resides in Woodland Hills, California 

Beth Williston Webb

Mississippi Beta
Resides in Collierville, Tennessee  



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