Beta Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc

The oldest existing Latino fraternity

Spring 2003: Los guardianes de la luz


  • Name: Jonathan "Quiroga" Toledo
  • Education: BA Psychology; BA Sociology; MS Organizational Behavior-Human Resources Management
  • Traits developed through Phiota: Teamwork and understanding for others' differences and hardships. An improved view of the world being bigger than what we see on a daily basis. We can all make a difference in the lives of our people if we can join together under a common ideology...Pan Americanism.
  • Current profession: Human Resources Coordinator


  • Name: Alexis "Valiente" Simeonidis
  • Education: BE Mechanical Engineering
  • Traits developed through Phiota: The fraternity has enhanced my leadership, communication and teamwork skills. It has also taught me where I came from.
  • Current profession: Field Engineer for Turner Construction


  • Name: Nazim "Gamín" Garcia
  • Education: BE Electrical Engineering
  • Traits developed through Phiota: I've met God across his long walnut desk with his diplomas hanging on the wall behind him, and God asks me, "Why?" Why did I cause so much pain? Didn't I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness? Can't I see how we're all manifestations of love? I look at God behind his desk, taking notes on a pad, but God's got this all wrong. We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens. And God says, "No, that's not right." Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can't teach God anything. ~Chapter 30 ~ Chuck Palahniuk


  • Name: Ranciel "Calibre" Garcia
  • Education: BS; medical school
  • Traits developed through Phiota: I've had the opportunity to polish and further develop traits that I already had. I've been able to apply my knowledge and skill within a myriad of settings. Such has been extremely influential on my growth as a person and as a professional. The fraternity has also granted me a first hand account of Pan-Americanism. We are a global family, and I'll always be proud to carry the title of a Phiota


  • Name: Wilton "Salomón" Moran
  • Education: BE Engineering Science
  • Traits developed through Phiota: I've learned the true value of friendship
  • Current profession: Project Engineer for the Copper Development Association


  • Name: Josué "Ruleta" Martínez
  • Education: BA Psychology
  • Traits developed through Phiota: Ability to depend on others
  • Current profession: Research coordinator a Columbia University Medical Center