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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO): The National Academic and Professional Society in Gerontology

SPO - Delta Eta Chapter


Gerontology Academic Honor & Professional Society (G.A.H.P.S.)csulb aghe spo

About Sigma Phi Omega

    • Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older adults are served.
    • Mission: To promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship and services to older persons and to advance the education of those individuals in aging related fields.
    • SPO - Delta Eta Chapter or G.A.H.P.S. welcomes you to meet our members and share news reflecting excellence and outstanding service within our gerontology profession.
    • For the official website of Sigma Phi Omega, please CLICK HERE

Membership Eligibility & Fees

  1. Undergraduates with a GPA of at least 3.3
  2. Graduate level students with a GPA of at least 3.5.
    Those who do not have the required GPA can still participate under probationary status while attempting to raise the GPA. Alumni and professionals in aging related fields are also welcome to join.
  3. Annual Fee membership is $25.00 (Includes pin & certificate)

Meeting Schedule

    Spring 2016 Meeting / Speaker Series Schedule

    Date Time Location


    Guest Speaker
    3/2 6:30 P.M. FCS 106 Estate Planning Joseph Henein, Esq.
    3/15 6:30 P.M. FCS 106 Long Term Care John Henan
    4/5 6:30 P.M. FCS 106


    CCoA Commisioner
    4/19 6:30 P.M. FCS 106 Geriatric Internist Marian Asaal

Past Events (outside campus)

  • Spring / Fall 2015

Coastline Gerontology Networking Event - September

"80-20" Dinner Club (Social Experiment) - October

Alzheimer's Walk (Long Beach, Huntington Beach) - October/November

Thanksgiving Delivering Meal - November

Banquet (Fundraising) - December

Hygiene Kit Drive - May

Future Senior Expo, Long Beach - April

California Council Gerontology & Geriatrics (CCGG)

Hygene Kit Drive
Future Senior Expo - Long Beach
California Council Gerontology & Geriatrics

  • Spring / Fall 2014

Coastline Gerontology Networking Event
Alzheimer's Walk - Huntington Beach
Future Senior Expo - Anaheim
Canned Food Drive & Long Beach Senior Center


G.A.H.P.S. received the Outstanding Campus Involvement Award 2013-2014

Student Life and Development, CSULB

Delta Eta Chapter Faculty Advisor:

Elena Ionescu

Elena Ionescu

2015-2016 Officers

President - Miriam Dee Henan, MSGc
Treasurer - Antanique Darling, MSGc
V.P. - Veronica Maggiore, MSGc
P.R.: Angela Frudakis, MSGc
Secretary: Paige Garner, MSGc

Join G.A.H.P.S. & Get involved!

Become a member: network, socialize, build your resume, and give back to our community!

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