University of Vermont



Officers 2009-2010


Chancellor: Lisa Harris

My name is Lisa Harris and I am part of UVM’s class of 2010. I am an environmental studies major with a social anthropology minor. I am dedicated to all activities I participate in, am very organized, and like to be creative in my thinking. I have been very involved on campus over the past three years, working for organizations like Eco-Reps and UVM Hillel, and am also a member of the sorority Alpha Delta Pi. Alpha Delta Pi has taught me leadership and communication skills as well as given me the opportunity to do service work for our national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House. As an environmental studies major I have found my career interest to be in non-profit environmental work. During the summer I intern for a non-profit ocean advocacy group called Clean Ocean Action based off Sandy Hook, New Jersey where I am from. This type of organization is what I am passionate about and I hope after I graduate to be able to pursue a career in. By being the Chancellor I believe I will bring interesting ideas, my passion for community work, and overall a big smile to Alpha Zeta Fraternity.   


Censor: Philip Cohen

     I'm 20 years old and am currently a Junior at UVM (going to be a Senior). I am an Animal Science major with a pre-vet concentration. I am a very hard worker and am easy to work with. I am willing to donate as much time as possible to AZ as needed and want to work with all the other AZ members to see what we can do to offer more community service opportunities to our AZ members. I am very organized and can help out with any other AZ positions that may need help.


Scribe: Marissa Ruppel

     My name is Marissa Ruppel, and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. I have been very involved on campus over my past two years here. I am an active member of Tri Delta, where I take part in many community service activities including raising money for our philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I am also in the Honors College and a member of 2011 Class Council where we plan events to unify members of our class. I am very interested in being the scribe for Alpha Zeta, because I would love to become more involved with this organization as well as CALS and the UVM community. I am very dedicated to the organizations I am currently involved in. I am also very organized and detail-oriented, driven and hard-working in anything I take on. I will use these qualities in my position, and hopefully interact and get to know all of the other Alpha Zeta members to become more active in our community.


Treasurer: Jared Alvord

     My name is Jared Alvord and I am an incoming senoir Environmental Studies student in the college of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I also have minors in Green Building and Design and Community Entrepreneurship. I have been involved across the UVM campus and community in a variety of ways. I am currently the captain of the men's Track and Field team here at UVM as well as the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council. I was the president and am still highly involved with the Campus Energy Group, focused on renewable energies on campus as well as many campaigns surrounding these issues. I have also found myself very involved throughout the community, including volunteering for a year at the Essex Teen Center, an after school program in Essex Junction. My future lies very open at this point, but will end in the field of renewable energies and sustainability as it is so important to the continued survival of our race.


Chronicler: Derrek Eckhardt

My name is Derrek Eckhardt. I am a Senior majoring in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture in Plant and Soil Science.


Sergeant-At-Arms: Alec Stranahan

     I'm currently a second semester Junior majoring in Molecular Genetics and minoring in Business Administration. I have a very good work ethic, and I'm doing research in a lab within the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. My research for this summer is funded by a URECA! grant and I hope to complete the Distinguished Undergraduate Research through CALS by the time I graduate. I have good time management skills and I'm well organized. I never fall behind in my studies, and would not fall behind in my tasks as Censor. Since I just joined Alpha Zeta I know I'm not as well versed in the workings of the Fraternity as others may be, however I'm enthusiastic in participating actively. I will work my hardest to uphold the standards of our chapter and make it an enjoyable experience for our other members.


Advisor: Mark Starrett

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