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Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of Auburn University Member

Published On: 2018-10-17

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Shawn Eagleburger
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications
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Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of Auburn University Member

ST. LOUIS – It is with great sadness Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women reports the death of collegiate new member Emily Ellis. She was a freshman at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama studying pre-pharmacy with an interest in Marine Pharmacology.

Emily, whose friends affectionately called her Eme, was a lifelong Alabama resident with a great love for her dogs, music, boating and fishing. She was a multi-sport high school athlete who was known for her loyalty to her friends and a personality that spread happiness to those around her.

Eme was recently invited to join Pi Beta Phi’s Alabama Gamma chapter at Auburn University. During her brief time as a new member, she immersed herself in the experience, building friendships with her new Pi Phi sisters as well as women who participated in recruitment alongside her.

“Eme was nothing less than a bundle of joy and a true ray of sunshine,” said Alabama Gamma Chapter President Amelia Langhart. “Though her time in Pi Phi was too short, she has made a great impact within our chapter, the Panhellenic, and Auburn community as a whole. Our chapter is lucky to call Eme a sister and dear friend. Our hearts are joined in mourning with her family.”

Condolence letters can be sent to: The Alabama Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, 201 Wire Rd. Village Box 11, Auburn, Alabama, 36849.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 204 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.