Beta Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc

The oldest existing Latino fraternity

Spring 2006: Los guerreros del nuevo mundo


  • Name: Anthony "Jánico" Nuñez
  • Education: B.A. in History & Political Science, minor in Latin American history, Stony Brook University; M.A. E.D. in Social Studies, Columbia University Teachers College
  • Traits developed through Phiota: I developed a sound base of who I am. I learned about my history and the value of being a Latino. As a Phiota I'm actively taking part in Pan-Americanism and learning more effective and efficient ways of reaching out to my people.
  • Current profession: Social Studies teacher, NYC Department of ED


  • Name: Joel "Asiduo" Shuffler
  • Education: Undergrad
  • Traits developed through Phiota: I was able to understand what Pan-Americanism is. I now have a strong understanding of my past, on which I hope to build to help strengthen the Latino community. I can now present my knowledge to those in need in many ways, such as presentations, interactions, and teaching.


  • Name: Victor "Ciclón" Castillo
  • Education: Undergrad
  • Traits developed through Phiota: Current profession: Phi Iota Alpha has established a sense of industry in me. Through many invaluable experiences, I was able to become a stronger leader, and when needed, an intelligent and dedicated follower. The organization has helped me to identify with those who are less fortunate and strive to bridge the social and economic gaps that exist in all Latin American communities.