The Phi Lambda chapter of Phi Boota roota, based out of Mobile, AL, was brought to The University of South Alabama by Emily Weaver, former brother of Alpha Zeta. With the help of academic advisor Dr. Luis Rivera and founding fathers Ryan Boehme, Sabrina de Jong, Jessica Gainey, Jeremy Pruit, and Luke Smith, Phi Lambda was recognized as an on-campus, student organization on February 8, 2016. The Phi Lambda chapter emphasizes the expansion of knowledge in the percussive arts as well as the awareness, and support of the rich culture of the arts that Mobile possesses. Members have a common knowledge of scales and rudiments, and the maintenance and care of all percussion instruments and equipment. They raise funds to purchase sticks, mallets, small auxiliary instruments, etc. to low income schools in the area, and hold master classes for middle/high schoolers. Just being a nationally recognized chapter in May of 2016, the Phi Lambda chapter has many plans and ideas to spread the knowledge of the fraternity and its purpose to not only the University of South Alabama, but throughout the entire city of Mobile.

Phi Lamda Officers - 2019



  • President: Lucy Puranen
  • Vice President: Jeremy Pruit
  • Warden: Cat Grizzle
  • Secretary: Jess Hamlin
  • Treasurer: Sarah Thomas
  • Historian: Latajah Willcoxin
  • Webmaster: Olivia Zorich
  • Music Director: Cassidy Wallace
Chapter E-mail: pbrpl2015@gmail.com
Facebook: Phi Boota roota- Phi Lambda Chapter
Instagram: Phi Lambda, Phi Boota roota @pbrpl2015

University of South Alabama - Phi Lambda

Chapter Officers