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collegiate news

sister spotlight


Q Jackie Brannon Stutts International President

proud that we have embraced the

our Founders would be

age of technology...


to the first electronic Quarterly! The Winter 2010 issue is the first of the next centennial of Quarterly productions. This inaugural issue still holds the same intrinsic value and will always serve as a medium to educate and inspire all Alpha Gamma Deltas. I believe our Founders would be proud that we have embraced the age of technology and remain on the cutting-edge, as was done in 1909 when the first Quarterly was produced! Just in case you need a little assistance with transitioning into the electronic age of the magazine, consult the User Guide created by the Communications Team at International Headquarters. My sincere appreciation to Jill Lewman Harter, Elizabeth Hoover and Kailee Fouch for making this special issue spectacular! International Convention is only four months away! There are some changes to the format of Convention to help with cost containments, making it as affordable as possible for many to attend. I hope you will seriously consider being with your sisters in Tampa, Florida, in June. Embracing technology, the Convention Registration



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Packet was distributed electronically with a promotional video that reminds us about the significance of the Purpose and our sisterhood. Don’t miss the deadline for the discounts! The Registration Form can be downloaded from here also. Electronic convenience for everyone attending is another positive attribute of the electronic publication. All collegiate chapters and many alumnae groups are utilizing technology to streamline their operations while allowing quicker communication and more cost efficient processes. The feature article of this issue gave me insight to many sisters’ contributions to the world of communication and made me truly proud to know that our motto Inspire the Woman. Impact the World. is being exemplified through these sisters. It is humbling to me that these sisters are able to leave such a huge impact on the world. In past issues, I have given brief updates of the financial situation of the Fraternity during these economic times. We are weathering the storm of the world’s economic situation. As mentioned before,

numerous contingencies have been instituted and continue to push the Fraternity’s financial situation in a positive direction. I urge you to continue the mindset of giving back in order to provide members with a supportive and loving sisterhood. Please consider paying your $35 Alumnae Dues and giving to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation as much as you are able to give. Giving is convenient, as online payments may be received by accessing the Fraternity’s website or the Foundation’s website or by mailing a check to International Headquarters. Your support is greatly appreciated! The Fraternity’s steps of progress made by engaging in technology and social media are just the beginning. There are many more steps to be taken in this continually changing area. My hope is that Alpha Gamma Delta will always be on the forefront of emerging trends so she can remain relevant to her membership. Happy reading!

Jackie Brannon Stutts International President

table of contents


Director of Communications and Marketing Jill Lewman Harter


The INbox


Fraternity News Join us in Tampa in June 2010.


Member, Fraternity Communications Association

Collegiate News Volunteering on a global scale at Zeta Zeta Chapter.


Communications and Marketing Coordinator Kailee Fouch

Reconstructing the Conversation The undeniable influence of social media.


Graphic Design and Marketing Specialist Elizabeth Hoover

Alumnae News

The Quarterly is published four times per year at 8701 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268. Send all correspondence to International Headquarters, 8701 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268. When sending marriage or



Pearls of Wisdom

death announcements, please send duplicate information to your collegiate chapter or alumnae chapter/club so


Sister Spotlight Meet Hanna Lockwood Dobberstine.

accurate records may be kept.

The Quarterly welcomes editorial submissions from freelance writers.




Issues focus on themes, so please contact the Communications Department for guidelines, deadlines and additional



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The Quarterly Magazine Mission The Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly Magazine endeavors to:



• Serve as a forum of communication to inspire, educate and challenge members on Fraternity, Greek and women’s issues. • Rekindle, sustain and excite member loyalty and interest through celebrating and validating sisterhood and recognizing and acknowledging individual and chapter/club accomplishments. • Serve as a permanent record and archive, documenting the Fraternity. 1

the INbox Dear Quarterly Staff, I saw the Fall Quarterly online. What a lovely piece you did on the diaper bank! Thank you for such a well-written and thoroughly explained piece; I'm really honored and touched to be in our international magazine. My husband said he actually got choked up reading it!

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Thank you, again! Marybeth Burnham Levine Alpha Mu-Pennsylvania State University Dear Marybeth, Thank you for the kind words regarding the article our Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Kailee Fouch, wrote regarding your outstanding efforts for the Detroit Area Diaper Bank. We’re always thrilled to feature Alpha Gamma Delta sisters who are making a positive impact in their local communities! Also, thanks for the tweet: DADiaperBank @alphagammadelta I'm starting to receive e-mails from alumnae about the Quarterly article—offers to do diaper drives, etc. Thank you!! :) Kind Regards, Jill Lewman Harter Quarterly Editor

This fall, the Quarterly staff previewed the electronic Quarterly to many Alpha Gam volunteers, advisors, alumnae chapter/ club officers and collegiate officers. After reading the electronic version, each sister was asked to complete a survey about their electronic Quarterly viewing experience. A few of their responses are listed below. Thanks to the sisters who participated in this survey! Please send comments regarding this issue to I was pleasantly surprised that it looked and felt just like the hard copy! I think that I am not as likely to read the Quarterly online, nor am I very likely to print it out to read it either. I understand the economical and environmental benefits of this change, but I honestly prefer to have all issues of the Quarterly printed and mailed to me. I was impressed with the functioning of the online version, but it still did not outweigh the hassles of reading a magazine online for me. 2


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Overall, the new look is gorgeous. Good work on it. I really enjoyed getting the electronic version and I think most ladies will adjust to it quickly and enjoy it as well. I like the idea of having the Quarterly being electronic to save paper and be more "green," but the downloaded PDF version of the Quarterly was easier to read and easier to navigate than the online version. I think that it is a wonderful idea to move it to an electronic format; it's just not quite as user friendly. I was very impressed with the ease of use. It would be easy for those who aren't computer savvy to navigate! I also thought the content and articles were outstanding! One of the best issues I've seen.

I am glad to see the Quarterly going electronic vs. hard copy. I do not always read it upon arrival and it sits around and often makes the trash before I get the chance to read it. This way it is saved to my computer file and I can read/print at my leisure. Thank you!

Submit your feedback on the Quarterly! Thank you to all sisters who submitted a letter to the editor for this issue. Remember, the Quarterly is for YOU! We want to hear what you think about your magazine! Send your comments on this issue of the Quarterly by March 5 by e-mail to or by mail to Attn:

Quarterly Editor, 8701 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

fraternity news updates


Wear Your Badge With Pride


Alumnae Initiates


Revitalizing Philanthropy


Fraternity Elections

The 26 member organizations

Congratulations to the

International Convention is

Voting members of the

of the National Panhellenic

following alumnae initiates:

almost here! The Fraternity's

Fraternity are encouraged to

Philanthropy Committee is

vote for International Council

Psi Chapter 10/29/2009 Lauren Bryant

excited to introduce philan-

officers for the 2010-2012

thropy resources for our col-

biennium. You should receive

legiate chapters and alumnae

your ballots in the mail.

Epsilon Psi Chapter 11/14/2009 Emily Heuchteman Delta Tau Chapter 11/7/2009 Martha Kroeze Faust Kerensa Sheker Schupmann

chapters/clubs at Conven-

Ballots must be returned by

tion. The committee is also

March 19, 2010. If you have

preparing for the 5-kilometer

questions regarding the elec-

Philanthropy Walk in Tampa.

tions process, e-mail Tricia

We hope you'll join us!

Barber, Elections Commit-

Kappa Delta Chapter 12/5/2009 Amanda Ramo

the Walk to 2010 Challenge,

Delta Xi Chapter 11/7/2009 Dena Cunningham Thornton

Conference (NPC) will celebrate International Badge Day on Monday, March 1. Wear your Alpha Gamma Delta Badge with pride!

tee Chairman, at elecc@vst. For the sisters who are taking

don't forget to report your miles to Walkto2010@alpha

Theta Omicron Chapter 12/4/2009 Johanna Wolf Delta Kappa Chapter 11/28/2009 Kelly Gibson Zeta Omega Chapter 11/21/2009 Jenna-Lynn Williams Jennifer O'Neale


fraternity news

Experience Women Leading the


the theme "Women Leading the Experience," the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) met October 8 to 11 for the 2009 Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida, to continue their efforts to grow the Greek fraternal experience for women. While NPC delegates met to collaborate in support of the 26 member groups, all international presidents, executive directors and editors also met for separate group meetings and working sessions throughout the conference week. Alpha Gamma Delta’s attendees included Jackie Brannon Stutts, International President; Rie Gerah Hoehner, International Vice President-Panhellenic Affairs and NPC Delegate; Stephannie Sack Bailey, Executive Director; Cinda Zehner O’Connor, Tricia Barber, Nancy Bailey Knickerbocker, Alternate Delegates; and Kristi Johnson Feder, NPC Foundation President. On opening day of the conference, delegates had the opportunity to hear recommendations from the NPC Long Range Planning Committee for the future of NPC. A monumental organizational change was proposed and passed by the Conference which changed the structure and length of service commitment for the NPC Executive Committee. The change in structure now 4 quarterly winter 2010

includes only two positions that are filled by rotation, Chairman and Vice Chairman, for a total of four years of service. Previously, service to the Executive Committee lasted six years, through three positions. Other accomplishments at the Conference included the expansion of online social networking tools to support College Panhellenics in the marketing of membership recruitment. Four new websites were launched, including a parent blog, all in an effort to educate readers on the realistic sorority experience. NPC is also currently working to establish guidelines to address ethical recruitment in relation to social networking as it relates specifically to recruitment week. In the area of extension, NPC is working on the development of best practices for College Panhellenics in the pre-extension process, the colonization process and also in the post extension period. NPC’s Risk Management and Alcohol Culture Task Force presented research findings and proposed related legislation. Three resolutions were passed that support the risk management and alcohol policies of all NPC member groups. Those resolutions included the following:

By Elizabeth Hoover

- NPC will not create its own set of rules or policies pertaining to risk management. - NPC will encourage and support each member groups' efforts to strive for behavior that is consistent with their fraternal ideals and principles. - It is the responsibility of each NPC member group to educate and enforce their own risk management policies within their membership. For more information on current happenings within the National Panhellenic Conference, visit any of these websites:,, sororityiq. com and The 2010 NPC Annual Conference will be held from October 22 to 23 in Grapevine,Texas.

Navigate Your Way to Tampa! Register Now for International Convention From June 23 to 26, 2010 in Tampa, Florida, Alpha Gams from Nova Scotia to Hawaii will gather to celebrate sisterhood and

It’s time to register for Alpha Gamma Delta International Convention! chart the course for the future of our Fraternity.

As a result of the Fraternity’s continual emphasis on technology and protecting our environment, Registration Packets will not be mailed this year. Instead, you may have received an e-mail with an informative video, workshop information and registration materials. If you did not receive this e-mail, view it here. E-mail Deanna Bogie Conaty at International Headquarters with questions about registering for International Convention.

We hope you will join us as we navigate with Purpose at Convention 2010!


fraternity news


Zeta Omega Chapter On

November 21, 2009, Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was installed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Ontario, Canada, becoming the 182nd collegiate chapter on the chapter roll. Alpha Gams from 10 different chapters in Canada and the United States were there to celebrate the initiation of 21 collegians and two alumnae initiates. Tau Chapter, who hosted their Initiation the night before, preformed a heartfelt and meaningful ceremony for the new initiates of Zeta Omega Chapter. Mary Beth Dulcey Morabito, International Vice PresidentAlumnae, was the installing officer, and, along with New Chapter Development Specialist Therese Marz, presented the new Zeta Omega Chapter to all attendees and revealed the charter. Laura Giamberardino, Chapter Advisor for Zeta Omega Chapter, delivered a toast to the new members at Feast of Roses, expressing her appreciation and admiration for the hard work the colony members put into building their sisterhood.

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“It was a very enriching experience to be able to see these 21 individual women come together for one purpose, to actually grow into sisters. It’s been awesome to be able to see that kind of leadership from a group of women who didn’t know each other but they all have one common purpose,” Laura said. Congratulations cards were sent in from alumnae groups and collegiate chapters from across Canada and the United States. The cards were on display for all of the new chapter members, who are keeping them for their first chapter scrapbook. Laura said, “Being charter members, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment to be in something you don’t really understand. I hope the traditions that these women are setting today will still be around 15 or 20 years from now and that passion lives on with whoever they recruit in the future.”

Below: Members of the newly-installed Zeta Omega Chapter pose after their Initiation.

Kappa Delta Alpha Gamma Delta's Newest Chapter

By Elizabeth Hoover


Above: The newly initiated members and Leadership Consultant Rula Andriessen pose with the Kappa Delta charter.

Gamma Delta officially joined the Greek community at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, with the installation of Kappa Delta Chapter on December 5, 2009. With the initiation of 22 collegians and one alumna initiate, Kappa Delta Chapter became the 183rd collegiate chapter in Alpha Gamma Delta history. For Kappa Delta Chapter President Katie Schulte, the weekend was full of lasting memories. “I will always look back on the moment when they handed me the charter,” Katie says. “It was a representation of what we had worked so hard for and achieved, yet it also represents what we have been trusted to uphold.” Fourteen members from Epsilon Epsilon Chapter-William Jewell College assisted as members of the installation team. In addition to the women of Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, many alumnae members, Westminster College representatives, Fraternity volunteers and International Headquarters staff attended the installation banquet. The local chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity also congratulated the women with cookies and red and buff roses.

Marie Ford Palmer, International Vice President-Membership, served as the installing officer. “As the International Vice PresidentMembership, I loved being able to add another chapter to our membership,” Marie says. “I had not been part of any Initiation service [at a local chapter] in many years. I had much time to reflect on my personal membership and what it means to me. It was an opportunity to refocus and reenergize my commitment to our Fraternity. It was an experience I will not soon forget!” The colonization process began at Westminster last spring with the recruitment of 15 colony members. In the months after returning to school in the fall, the Westminster colony members focused on developing sisterhood, hosted a “Trick or Treat for Spare Change” philanthropy event with Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and built a better understanding of Alpha Gamma Delta’s history and ideals. Katie says, “It felt great to be welcomed into the Alpha Gamma Delta sisterhood officially but I think it gave all of us the realization that we still had a lot of work ahead of us…work that we will enjoy doing! One thing about our chapter so far is that if you give us a goal…we will reach for it!”


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Some people believe it's a revolution; others say it’s just a fad. No matter what side of the argument you fall on, it’s undeniable that social media has made an impact on a global scale. Sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn have changed the way we connect and communicate, for better and for worse. Somewhere in cyberspace, communication has been democratized, allowing the average person to share ideas and opinions with the entire world. Even more incredibly, the world is listening, and it only takes a few clicks to join the conversation that could change everything.

Key Instigators: The Beginning of It All It was in 2006 that social media platforms exploded on the scene, although many were officially launched in the early 2000s. As the idea for instant communication and connection floated through the heads of web developers everywhere, several unlikely candidates jumped on board to get their piece of the social media pie. Take Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, for instance. In 2004, he was an undergraduate at Harvard University when he decided to create an online version of the student directories given to all students, often called Face Books. The purpose behind Face Books was to help students learn more about each other and put faces with names. But why flip through a book when you can do it online? And so Facebook was born. What began as a site designed just for Harvard students became a global phenomenon that now boasts over 350 million active users ( press). Such is the case with Twitter as well, which was first created as a way for employees of the podcasting company, Odeo, to communicate anytime and anywhere. No platform had

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yet to embrace the idea of mobile media, thus the idea of using your cell phone to send updates to a website allowed the company to stay connected while constantly on the go, albeit, only 140 characters at a time. MySpace, LinkedIn and YouTube were among the leaders of the pack, and their success topped the charts before Facebook and Twitter were even on the brink of their future. MySpace became the most popular social networking site in June 2006, while YouTube snatched the title of the fastest growing website and LinkedIn ended the year with 8 million members. We may not have known it yet, but it was the beginning of a remarkable shift. A change so significant, some argue it’s the greatest transformation since the Industrial Revolution. That’s a big claim, considering that almost every aspect of human life was influenced by the transition to machine-based manufacturing. But give it some thought. The internet may be the steam engine that’s driving the social media movement, and we’ve yet to see how it all plays out.

As we sit here in the middle of the road, it’s impossible to foresee where social media will take us in the future. It’s almost equally as hard to remember a time before any of these platforms existed, let alone how we communicated before the internet itself. In the course of just four short years, we’ve transformed into an entire society that demands instantaneous information and connections.

Wendy Bright Faust, Delta Rho Chapter-Sonoma State University, is a high school administrator in charge of activities and uses social media on a daily basis, both personally and professionally, to disseminate information to her students and to stay informed of world news. “In a society where we are reliant on immediate information and satisfaction, social media outlets have allowed us to give and get up to the minute updates about news, friends, jobs and more,” Wendy said. “In just the past few months, I’ve learned about the ‘Balloon Boy’ and Michael Jackson’s death on Facebook as I checked friends’ updates.” And we’re more willing than ever to share our own information. As Erik Qualman says in his book Socialnomics, which explores how social media has transformed our lives and business practices, “There are no secrets; we are living in a world of glass houses.” It’s hard to pinpoint what came first; did social media start our downward spiral into sharing the nitty gritty details of our everyday lives or were our ideas about privacy already degrading? Either way, the success of social media is ultimately due to our need to disseminate information, whether that be personal or global news.

Social media jargon explained: From App – Popularized by the iPhone, an app is simply an application that performs a specific function on your computer or handheld device. Digg – Digg is a popular social news site that lets people discover and share content from anywhere on the web. Facebook - Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world, with more than 200 million members. Feed - A web feed or RSS feed is a format that provides users with frequently updated content. Hashtags (#) – A hashtag is a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. Twitter users often use a hashtag like #followfriday to aggregate, organize and discover relevant posts. MySpace - An online social network similar to Facebook. RSS Feed - A RSS (Really Simple Syndication) — sometimes called web feeds — is a web standard for the delivery of content — blog entries, news stories, headlines, images, video — enabling readers to stay current with favorite publications or producers without having to browse from site to site. Tweet - A post on Twitter, a real-time social messaging system. Twitter - Twitter is a popular social network, unveiled to the public in July 2006, that lets members post updates of no more than 140 characters. Webinar - Short for web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web. YouTube - YouTube is the world’s most popular video hosting site. Want to know more social media lingo? Go to


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It shouldn’t be surprising then that Facebook’s most popular feature is status updates. According to the book Socialnomics, over 100 billion (yes, billion!) status updates are sent through Facebook’s News Feed service every day. Tweets from Twitter are the equivalent of status updates, on just a simpler platform. Whatever the medium, it’s evident that we love to share what we ate for lunch, what products we hate and how long the lines are at the airport. User demographics are changing, too. These platforms began as tools for college students and large companies. Now, they have expanded to include people from all ages and walks of life, in addition to countless businesses and nonprofits. In fact, the largest growing segment on Facebook is women over the age of 55, and the popularity of Facebook Fan Pages has exploded among global and local businesses alike.

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college students these days without seeming too overwhelming. It’s a great way to promote your own chapter on campus and internationally with our headquarters as well,” she said. Though these social media tools are not a part of any officer’s job description, several Theta Tau Chapter members have taken the initiative to frequently update information on each of their sites. While the PR Coordinator handles their Facebook Fan Page, a sister who loves Twitter volunteered to regularly update their feed. Even though Formal Recruitment is still months away for Theta Tau Chapter, Amanda and her sisters are already making tactical plans to best promote their chapter on campus and with potential new members.

As of August 2009, Alpha Gamma Delta began a quest to use social media networks to promote Fraternity news and the organization itself and is continually looking for more ways to streamline our processes into formats that can work online. International Headquarters created an informational guide to Facebook and Twitter privacy settings for the website to inform members on how to protect themselves. However, several collegiate and alumnae chapters beat International Headquarters to the punch, finding their own niche in the social media world as the technology exploded on the scene.

“[As a potential new member], I would search all over Facebook and Twitter and see what I could find. We want to make sure we have all of our information up there for everyone to see and we are also presenting ourselves well,” Amanda said.

Amanda Danley, former president of

Randolph-Macon College, is the current president of the Old Dominion Alumnae Club in Virginia. When she took over as president, she pushed the club into the social media realm with a new website, a Facebook Fan Page, a Twitter account and an online newsletter, all in the name of cutting the budget’s bottom line.

Theta Tau Chapter and senior at Belmont University, says using Facebook and Twitter is essential to communicate Alpha Gam news and events with her sisters, the university community, alumnae and even International Headquarters. “We decided to use [Facebook] because it’s honestly the best way to communicate with 10 quarterly winter 2010

With the immense ease and boundless benefits that these communication tools offer, many alumnae chapters and clubs are also adding social media tools to their list of responsibilities.

Lisa-Anne Samuels Moore, Theta Zeta Chapter-

With nearly 2,000 members in the northern Virginia area, the small club cannot physically afford postage for an area-wide mailing, nor do they have the manpower to create phone trees. In these tough economic times, Lisa-Anne has faced the reality that many sisters must choose paying for food and medicine over local alumnae fees. “[Sisters] aren’t going to be able to afford that $25 to be a member which means that the budgets for communications are going to shrink even more, which makes social media even more important,” she said. “There are a lot of ways to do social media for free and use it to your advantage.” Through, an online event planning tool, Yahoo! Groups e-mailing lists, Facebook and Twitter, Lisa-Anne has seen both member numbers and involvement grow exponentially. That doesn't mean, however, that social media is the ultimate solution to cultivate a close and efficient collegiate or alumnae chapter/club. It’s important to remember that while these tools may seem to appeal to the masses, not all Alpha Gams are jumping on board. There is certainly something to be said about the loss of face to face conversations. "Take the line, 'To cherish friendships with but a chosen few and study the perfecting of those friendships.' You can't do that just online, but online can help," Lisa-Anne said.

Alpha Gams Working with Social Media Alpha Gams across the world are logging on to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the like each day and getting paid for it! Businesses have jumped on the opportunity to truly have a two-way conversation with their customers

and many Alpha Gams have found social media tasks added to their workload.

Holly Hall, Epsilon Zeta Chapter-Arkansas State University, teaches public relations at her alma mater. With a career in the field spanning 10 years, she has witnessed the progression of change toward online marketing and interactive customer service. Now as a professor, she understands the shift is here to stay and educating her students about social media is the best way to make them more marketable. “We are seeing more jobs that are popping up like ‘social media manager.’ There will be entire jobs where people do nothing but help formulate the social media brand of an organization,” she said. Some of those jobs have already existed for several years, before any of the popular social sites were even on the brink of existence. LisaAnne Samuels Moore worked at MTV in the mid 1990s, developing television shows for the network and later moved on to America Online (AOL) as a producer of online content. In both positions, she was essentially working with the technology that would eventually drive the sites we are familiar with today. She was even part of an online start up called Webgrrls International, an online and offline networking organization for professional women. "[We] are all now sitting here scratching our heads saying, 'Wow, we're historical!' We were some of the first women involved in online media," Lisa-Anne said.

Andrea DiCastro McGough, Upsilon Chapter-University of Oklahoma, has also been a part of the tremendous shift to online media and marketing. As the Executive Director of Production Development and Implementation at Time, Inc., Andrea has had to adapt to the changing world of the print magazine. She 11

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works in the lifestyle division, managing 11 different websites, eight of which are associated with a magazine, such as and "We basically take the extension of the digital side of the magazine online and take it beyond what the print side is. Now with the changing of everything in media, it is a whole separate extension of the brand," she said. Part of her job has been to open online communities within these sites to facilitate more two-way conversation. A print magazine is significantly limited in its ability to create interaction. Websites provide some means to extend the value of the magazine to the consumer, but online communities and tools like Facebook and Twitter enhance the experience, providing a valuable space for magazine readers and priceless feedback for the corporation. In The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web, author Tamar Weinberg discusses the importance of monitoring company brands online, noting that companies cannot afford to ignore their consumers' social feedback. "Conversations about your products are happening online regardless of whether or not you are participating in them. Marketers have the responsibility to be ahead of the curve and to pay attention to those conversations," he writes. "They should understand how individuals perceive companies and products online, and they should engage in a fully transparent dialogue with openness and honesty."

Sara Swiatlowski, Zeta Zeta Chapter@Monster Help

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works for and is working with social media tools to increase consumer awareness and produce more two-way interaction. She uses

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Twitter to aid customers with navigating the site, uploading resumĂŠs and searching for jobs in addition to sharing news about the company. Not only is she saving the company countless dollars by increasing her productivity and cutting response times, by including some of her personality in her tweets, she is providing consumers with a peek behind the corporate walls. "If you look at businesses that are really using [social media] and using it well, they are really able to get their identity out there. Social media, for businesses, is really all about transparency. People can get to know what you are behind the corporate veil," Sara said. Sara, along with many marketers, researched several different large companies who were already using social media effectively (like Comcast and JetBlue) to decide how to best engage their key constituents and to represent their company. The fact that this important marketing information for multimillion dollar corporations is widely available is another great shift in the way we do business. We've entered the era of full disclosure. Companies are more interested than ever in building relationships with their consumers and social media tools have afforded them with that capability. And now, big business no longer rules over capitalism. Consumers have their voice back.

Making the Most of Your Voice There is no better proof of the power of social media than the 2008 presidential election. In 2004, Barack Obama was a little known senator from Illinois. In just four short years, he had paved the path to the White House.

His use of social media certainly played a major part in placing him in the Oval Office. From the very beginning, he embraced social media, understanding his need for funding and widespread appeal to a much younger audience. Upon winning the Democratic nomination, Obama was already in a favorable position in the social media realm, as he entered the presidential race against John McCain. Support for his campaign was only growing, contributing in record sums to finance his multimillion dollar campaign. According to Erik Qualman's book Socialnomics and Facebook Fan Page data from October 2008, "by the time Obama was elected, he had over 3.1 million fans," which does not include numbers from other Facebook Fan Pages. In sharp contrast, on the day of the election, John McCain had 614,000 fans. By engaging his constituents online, Obama was able to raise $660 million for his campaign. These constituents came out in droves on Election Day, creating the highest voter turnout since the election of 1908. There is obviously real power in social media, and this power could certainly be harnessed to benefit Alpha Gamma Delta, whether it be at the chapter and club level or at the international level. The same guidelines apply for our organization as any business; it's impor-

tant to be transparent and honest, in addition to marketing our brand to potential new members. In a time when Greek organizations are coming under heavy scrutiny, social media is one of our most important tools to raise awareness about the good that Alpha Gams around the world are doing; at the very basic level, we can share and nurture the insurmountable bond that Alpha Gam sisters have. Connecting is what social media all about. It provides one of the best means to cultivate new and old acquaintances. Our Founders knew how important it was for Alpha Gamma Delta sisters to stay connected, and that was one of the very simple reasons for creating the Quarterly. Now that we’ve entered the digital age, we’re taking the Quarterly with us, in the form of an online magazine, and staying abreast of the latest technology to aid in connecting as many Alpha Gams as possible. At the end of the day, can we truly say social media has revolutionized our world? Quite possibly. Holly said, "I do think if it's not the great revolution [since the industrial Revolution], its pretty close. Social media has transformed the way the world sees itself and the way we communicate with each other,"

With certainty, it is obvious that this isn't just a fad. Change is happening and it’s happening fast. The next decade will be about embracing these changes and understanding that the Fraternity must continue to adapt to the innovations of the future. 13

collegiate news For the Winter 2010 Quarterly, collegiate chapters were asked to share how their chapter is living the first line of the Purpose: “To gain understanding that wisdom may be vouchsafed to me.� Read more collegiate chapter reports on the Fraternity website.

Epsilon -University of Kentucky

Epsilon Chapter understands all too well the first line of the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose and how closely it is incorporated into our everyday lives. Our chapter held our annual Scholarship Tea this fall in honor of the girls who had high grade point averages during the previous semesters. Many sisters received a red and buff rose for attaining 4.0s for the entire year. Epsilon Chapter prides itself in competitively ranking high in scholarship among the other 13 sororities on UK’s campus. Overall, we placed second for the entire year. Epsilon Chapter will continue to strive for high achievement in every aspect of life. - Katie Hettinger

Zeta Omicron - Kettering University

Zeta Omicron Chapter has been working hard at understanding its own wisdom. All students are required to write a thesis to demonstrate their understanding of the material that has been covered over the years. Our women are working hard to develop strong thesis topics and prove our wisdom to our employers. Our current chapter grade point average is 3.275. Regular scholarship study sessions are held and have good attendance by both initiated and new members. Scholarship banquets are held annually to commemorate academic achievement of members and to consciously improve faculty relations. - Tara Lijewski 14 quarterly winter 2010

Gamma Xi -Murray State University

Gaining understanding and wisdom has always been a priority at Gamma Xi Chapter. The sisters at Murray State University work tremendously hard, not only working toward outstanding academics, but also cooperation with each other. This past fall semester, our chapter was one of the top ranked sororities in scholastic achievement. However, we take this part of our Purpose to a whole new level. We are a very close chapter and work together in almost everything we do. The bonds between our sisters teach us an understanding and wisdom far beyond what can be learned in the classroom! - Jenni Parrent

Alpha Beta -University of Michigan

The Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose has proven to be a driving force in the studies of the ladies at Alpha Beta Chapter. This winter, our chapter hosted Wednesday night study parties to bond over familiar classes. Snacks were provided as we wrote essays, worked on math problems and studied for exams. As finals came around the corner, our study sessions became more frequent and came complete with delicious munchies and energy drinks to keep us going. We are striving to be the best that we can be by gaining understanding and wisdom, while sharing the bonds of sisterhood. - Kristen Wehling

Zeta Tau -Seton Hall University

Zeta Tau Chapter has been granted a significant amount of wisdom this semester. Academics and Alpha Gamma Delta information are taken very seriously, as we have the second highest grade point average on campus. Over the past year our chapter has improved tremendously because of the wisdom our gracious advisors have offered to help us become a strong chapter. Now, we perform Ritual on a weekly basis, complete and send all reports in on time, sing songs during Initiation, hold a Feast of Roses and have Alpha Gamma Delta Badges. - Laura Maddaluna

Beta Xi -Purdue University

At Beta Xi Chapter, we place value upon our academic achievements. Throughout this year, we have enabled all of our members to perform well in their academic fields. We are currently ranked sixth in grades and our chapter’s grade point average remains above both the all-women and all-sorority averages at Purdue. We are always working to better this overall achievement and go beyond the Strive for Pi goal of 3.14. We continue to improve our scholarship through study hours and a study-reward system as well as helping one another. Students in similar majors often work together on homework and even tutor one another if needed. At Beta Xi Chapter we not only value learning, but we also work together to become the best students we can be. - Sarah Cometa

Mu -Brenau University

Mu Chapter has expressed the first line of the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose by bonding together and learning from each other. Through our sisterhood retreats at the Atlanta Zoo, Spaghetti Factory and Stone Mountain Park, Mu Chapter has experienced the wisdom brought from every sister. We help each other in times of trouble, grief, last minute projects and homework assignments. This year, we are number one with the highest sorority grade point average. - Julie Singleton 15

collegiate news Left: Recent graduates Lauren Alex and Augustina (Tina) Mills, both from Zeta Zeta Chapter-Worcester Polytechnic Institute, help construct a communal laundry station they designed in Cape Town, South Africa.

"The time we spent in Cape Town,

learning and teaching, working with

the people of Monwabisi Park and racing the clock to build a laundry system was hands down the most exciting, scary

Providing Solutions,

Changing Communities The

women of Zeta Zeta Chapter-Worcester Polytechnic Institute aren’t just serving the community in which they are placed. They are taking the Purpose a step further and traveling abroad to impact places thousands of miles beyond Maryland. At WPI, the educational focus is on science and technology, and part of the university’s mission is for students to apply their knowledge to real world situations in a manner that benefits the greater good of the world and its people. The Global Perspective Program, a graduation requirement for all students, aligns with that forward-thinking mission to provide students with an avenue for exploring and implementing their knowledge around the world. With the Purpose instilled in their minds, it’s no surprise that so many Zeta Zeta Chapter sisters have chosen to spend eight weeks working and studying in locations such as Cape Town, South Africa and Bangkok, Thailand. Though several locations are provided within the United States, Zeta Zeta Chapter sisters are pushing their experience to the max. Amanda Keller, a junior at WPI, is traveling to Windhoek, Namibia this spring. With the combination of little rainfall and dry, desert conditions, water is a scarce luxury for the capital city in southern Africa. It’s Amanda’s hope that she will soon be able to provide a solution to that problem using the knowledge she’s learned from both WPI and Alpha Gamma Delta. 16 quarterly winter 2010


fulfilling experience of my life."

“I’ve had running water my entire life. People over there, they don’t have any of that in some parts,” Amanda said. “To know that not everyone is the same and to make a difference to people and help them out is just something that I truly believe is one of the most important parts of our Purpose.” While Amanda has to wait until March to fulfill what she believes is part of every Alpha Gam’s duty to others, recent Zeta Zeta Chapter alumnae Lauren Alex and Augustina (Tina) Mills continue to hear about the success of the communal laundry station they designed and constructed in Cape Town, South Africa. The structure, which earned them the coveted President’s Interactive Qualifying Project Award, is still in operation, providing an essential resource that undoubtedly seemed impossible to area residents without the time, energy and money donated by Alpha Gams and other WPI students. Many Alpha Gams are often paired together in these remote locations, not only giving them the chance to further “contribute to the world’s work” but also to provide an unforgettable opportunity through which to forge even greater sisterly bonds. "The time we spent in Cape Town, learning and teaching, working with the people of Monwabisi Park and racing the clock to build a laundry system was hands down the most exciting, scary and fulfilling experience of my life. To be able to share that with Tina was a real gift," said Lauren. For those sisters remaining at WPI throughout the year, the chapter has invented several ways for everyone to stay in touch. Though some women have limited internet access, they still find a way to Skype (video chat) and login to Facebook to reconnect with everyone back home. When technology fails, they still have one more option: Hugs in a Box. “Everyone who is on campus writes a little note to the sister who is away,” Amanda said. “It will just brighten up their day.”

alumnae news

Eight Minutes to Space We may not have sent an Alpha Gam into space just yet, but Caroline Kostak, Beta Xi-Purdue University, is just a step behind actually being in that shuttle. With a coveted seat in the Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Caroline has a front row seat for and a hand in all of NASA’s space shuttle launches. As an Assembly and Checkout Officer (ACO), Caroline finds herself seated in the blue Mission Control room with every shuttle launch. When she’s not charged with launching a vehicle into space, she’s collaborating on the International Space Station with people from all over the world. The International Space Station began in 1998 and has slowly been assembled in space piece by piece through several different missions. Caroline is currently the lead ACO on assembly mission ULF4, which is set to launch in May 2010. The shuttle will deliver a new docking station, built by the Russians. “My job specifically is to understand everything I can about that Russian piece of hardware and be the interface between the Russians and the U.S. flight control team,” Caroline said. Working with the Russians, the United States’ former nemesis in the space industry, hasn’t been quite the challenge it has been in previous decades. As a younger generation takes the reins, information sharing and collaboration has opened the door for an expanded space program. This mission is set to be the last, as assembly of the space station is completed. And with the space shuttle program tentatively ending in 2010, Caroline has her sights focused on the future: sending astronauts to the moon and Mars. While plans are not set in stone, NASA has outlined program Constellation which includes these trips. Despite how fast technology has grown in the last decade, NASA isn’t quite prepared for the technological challenges these missions will present. “Right now, the Mission Control Center controls everything, but that only works if you have constant, quick communication. If we go to Mars, we are going to have to come up with some completely different way of communicating because there is a big delay in the time it takes for communication to get from Mars to Earth,” Caroline said. But, when the opportunity presents itself, Caroline is ready to face the challenges head-on. She’s seen NASA overcome the disintegration of the Columbia shuttle upon re-entry, one of the greatest space tragedies this decade, and knows that the community can work and grow together to face anything. “The entire NASA community and family really pulled together and showed that we are a big family of friends and relatives. It was a really good demonstration of how close knit that kind of community can be,” Caroline said. And if they ever ask her to launch into space, you bet she’ll be on board. “I think I’m past my ability to become an astronaut at this point but if I could, that would be fun!”

Last November, Caroline worked in the shuttle Flight Control Room on the STS-126 flight. With each launch, she still gets nervous but can let go of her “game face” after the eight minutes it takes for the shuttle to get to space. 17

alumnae news

If your chapter or club submitted a report and is not featured, check out the News and Events section of the Fraternity website—more chapters and clubs are featured online!

Hawaii Alumnae Chapter

Hawaii Alumnae Chapter

DuPage Area Alumnae Club

Aloha Alpha Gams! As usual, we’ve been very active in the community assisting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) with their golf tournament. We have also helped out at the Contemporary Museum with its Art Spree in July and at various art showings and functions for the Honolulu Academy of Arts. But it’s definitely not all work and no play in Hawaii! We had a great turnout at our social events. Many women shared stories of their recent travels and others told of their plans for the future. It was definitely a time of bonding and sisterhood and we look forward to the coming year! -Angela Schoen

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The DuPage Area Alumnae Club enjoyed a lovely event in May by recognizing members with the Alumnae Auxiliary Awards and 25 or 50 year members. Over the summer, we met for lunch at several local locations. Our Alpha Gam Al-

ways event kicked off the fall in September with a tailgate theme party. We assisted Beta Upsilon Chapter-Roosevelt University with recruitment in September as well. Our annual assistance at the Ron Santo Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Walk for the Cure had us all in Alpha Gam letters and attire to show our support in the community. The October event supported the local Peoples Resource Center with paper product donations and a speaker sharing their vision. "Girls Night In" had us cozy for a movie and chatting in November. Our philanthropy fund-raiser, Study Nut Bags, sold to three collegiate chapters’ parents, kicked off December with many sisters packing treats to take to University of Illinois, Purdue University and Illinois State University. We ended 2009 with our annual holiday gathering and gift exchange. -Sue Rumsfield Clary

Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter The Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter hosted a philanthropy wine tasting in November. The evening was a huge success,

with sisters and guests coming together for a great cause, good company, food and wine. The event benefited Keystone Community Services, a local Twin Cities organization that provides services for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and more. During the holiday season, they host a program called Gifts of Hope. The Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter's philanthropy wine tasting raised over $200 that will go toward buying holiday gifts on a wish list for a family in need. The chapter plans to continue this event next year and is looking forward to watching it grow! -Andrea Bader

Houston Alumnae Club The Houston Alumnae Club has been busy having fun this holiday season. Our Junior Circle enjoyed an evening painting at a local pottery place. Our sisters just completed our annual holiday project. We fulfilled wish lists of senior citizen women who have fallen on hard times. We were excited about making all of their holiday wishes come true. At our December meeting, we held our annual ornament exchange. We loved seeing the fun squirrel ornaments that everyone brought. With our fall philanthropy project completed, we are gearing up for our spring caladium bulb fundraiser. Our fund-raisers always benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Our next celebration will be a gingerbread tea which we will enjoy visiting with alumnae, collegians and legacies. - Marcie Payne

Wichita Alumnae Club The Wichita Alumnae Club is small but mighty. We celebrated a Christmas brunch at a famous landmark at the Old Town Hotel in downtown Wichita. For

a philanthropy activity, we donated to the Dental Kit program with toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss. Wichita Alumnae Club members celebrated two Kansas chapters celebrating 50 years on their campuses: Epsilon Kappa Chapter at Pittsburg State University and Epsilon Mu Chapter at Fort Hays State University. Thirteen Epsilon Mu Chapter alumnae from the Wichita Alumnae Club were at the 50th anniversary celebration. We had matching red T-shirts, a special celebration, tour of the house and a great reunion with many Epsilon Mu Chapter sisters. In the spring, we will support our annual sale of spring flowers to support the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. - Lana Tittel Shults

Houston Alumnae Club

Orange County Alumnae Chapter Members of the Orange County Alumnae Chapter have been active in the community during the last few months. We supported the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation through Delta Tau Chapter-Chapman University's inaugural gala and held our own fundraising dinner at Pat & Oscar's. Sisters walked as a team to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and baked up sisterhood memories at a holiday cookie exchange with Delta Tau Chapter, where we honored our 25-year members. Of course we’ve been making memories all throughout the year through Junior Circle events and our informal get-togethers. We're looking forward to exciting events in 2010! - Leila Forsythe Alvarez

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pearls of wisdom


Capitalize on

Community Service With the United States' unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent, there is a lot of competition fighting to get the few jobs that are available. Your resumé is your ticket in the door, but only if it stands out from the rest. Include the volunteer work you already do as an Alpha Gam to capture the interest of employers and score that job.

1. Resourcesare

available if you aren’t already volunteering, such as or You can also volunteer for Alpha Gamma Delta! Learn more at JobVolunteerOpportunities.html.

2. Volunteer often.

You don’t want to include just one hour at a local humane society on your resumé. It is important to show that you are dedicated to “contributing to the world’s work.”

3. Resumé design

depends on how you would like to demonstrate your volunteer work. Include

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your volunteering experience in a section titled “Volunteer Work” or “Community Service.” If you feel your donated time contributed to your marketable skills as a future employee, integrate your service into the “Work Experience” section of your resumé.

4. Be thoughtful

of the volunteer activities you list. Choose the experiences that meant the most to you or had the most impact on your professional skills. Once you land that first interview, you want to be able to have a great face-to-face conversation about your service to the community.

5. Don’t use

“volunteer” as the job title under whatever section

you choose to highlight your community service. Rather, create a title that would explain your work. For example, if you helped plan a fund-raising event for an organization, use the title “Event Planner.”

6. Be sure

to explain what work you did and what skills you learned and demonstrated. Also, it is important to include some of your achievements.

7. Ask supervisors

of your volunteer work if they wouldn’t mind being references on your resumé. By including them along with those who can speak to your professional skills, employers will be able to get a good feeling for you as a well-rounded person.

sister spotlight


Meet A

simple phone call from International Headquarters in 1974 began Hanna Lockwood Dobberstine’s 35 years of service to the Fraternity. Now, in her 25th year as Chapter Advisor for her own collegiate chapter, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter-William Jewell College, Hanna has been given no choice but to continue in her role. The collegians won’t let her go. And as they continue to inspire and amaze her, Hanna doesn’t see any reason to leave. “I’m in awe of them every day because I would never be able to be a student now. There are so many demands on them. They inspire me every day,” Hanna said. Hanna attends every meeting and abides by her philosophy that if you aren’t there, you aren’t fully aware of what is going on. She’s spent countless hours over the years with Epsilon Epsilon Chapter and the collegians honored her by naming a suite of rooms in their new sorority complex after her. If she wasn’t already sure she was making a difference, social media has confirmed it for her. “You know you are doing something right when people you have advised have found you on Facebook and want to be your friend,” Hanna said. “They want to stay in contact and it’s always wonderful to see them.” 21


The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation

2009-2010 Scholars The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients.

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation General Scholarship Awards The following members are recipients of Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation General Scholarships. These scholarships are available to both graduate and undergraduate members of Alpha Gamma Delta through donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund. Unrestricted gifts to the Foundation’s Annual


Fund provide grants to our Fraternity, assistance to sisters with emergency needs, scholarships to the outstanding women such as those listed below and much more.

Lyndsey M. Andary Alpha Beta-University of Michigan Pursuing: Master of Public Administration at Eastern Michigan University

Kristen A. Buzbee Epsilon Upsilon-Tarleton State University Major: Human Resource Management

Kaela N. Davis Epsilon Nu-University of Central Oklahoma Major: Business

Amanda P. Beck Gamma UpsilonUniversity of Montevallo Major: Psychology

Krystal R. Casey Alpha Beta-University of Michigan Pursuing: Juris Doctor at University of Pittsburgh

Emily Dawes Beta Xi-Purdue University Pursuing: Master of International Relations at Al Akhawayn University

Diane Marie Woltkamp Bruening Epsilon LambdaUniversity of Central Missouri Pursuing: Doctor of Education at Arizona State University

Michelle S. Davenport Beta Delta-Indiana University Pursuing: Master of Drama Therapy at Kansas State University

Courtney DeThomas Zeta Theta-Lafayette College Pursuing: Doctor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Jordan A. Eppler Upsilon-University of Oklahoma Major: International Studies

Mary E. Hourihan Delta Theta-University of Idaho Major: Business Finance

Krysta S. MalcolmRexrode Alpha Omicron-West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: Communication & Christian Education

Sarah Farmer Gamma Xi-Murray State University Major: Secondary Education

Jessica L. Jones Theta Chi-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Major: Sociology & Psychology

Christy L. McKenzie Psi-University of Alabama Major: Marketing

Kristen Groen Fletcher Epsilon-University of Kentucky Pursuing: Doctor of Medicine at University of Kentucky

Aline H. Kazanjian Gamma Eta-High Point University Major: Economics & Management

Lacey Phillips McRae Gamma Zeta-University of Memphis Pursuing: Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee

Brittany R. Graham Zeta Alpha-Eastern Michigan University Major: Geography & Tourism

Michelle E. Kenney Gamma OmicronEastern Kentucky University Pursuing: Master of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lauren M. Moser Theta Mu-University of North Carolina at Wilmington Major: Psychology

Jessica A. Hermes Beta Xi-Purdue University Pursuing: Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University

Tiffany M. Korn Zeta Epsilon-Michigan Technological University Major: Chemical Engineering

Laura S. Newton Epsilon-University of Kentucky Major: Secondary Education

Megan L. Hines Alpha Eta-Dalhousie University Major: Education

Christie M. Little Iota Centennial Scholarship Iota-University of Washington Major: Business

Lesli Proffitt Nordstrom Epsilon-University of Kentucky Pursuing: Master of International Affairs at Columbia University 23

foundation Kim Northup Theta Phi-University of Tampa Pursuing: Doctor of Leadership & Change at Antioch University

Elizabeth A. Pytlik Theta Phi-University of Tampa Pursuing: Juris Doctor at Roger Williams University

Jennifer L. Slaga Alpha Iota-BaldwinWallace College Pursuing: Master of Education at BaldwinWallace College

Catherine J. Noyes Theta Zeta-RandolphMacon College Pursuing: Master of Environmental Science and Policy at Duke University

Katie L. Rast Theta Pi-Lambuth University Major: Accounting

Joye Beth Spinks Theta Iota Scholarship Theta Iota-Western Kentucky University Major: Biology

Jennifer M. Olenik Zeta Beta-Lehigh University Pursuing: Doctor of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Janet L. Roberts Alpha Eta-Dalhousie University Pursuing: Master of Psychology at York University

Devin B. Stiger Zeta Gamma-Gannon University Major: Physician Assistant

Shannon L. O’Nale Epsilon Zeta-Arkansas State University Major: Radio & TV Broadcasting Communication

Mary Alice Shreve Psi-University of Alabama Major: Food & Nutrition

Tea E. Toplak Delta Pi-San Francisco State University Major: Theatre Arts

Amanda Ostgulen Painter Epsilon Beta-University of Kansas Pursuing: Master of Education at University of Kansas

Rebecca L. Siegel Zeta Sigma-Northwood University Major: Business Administration

Janelle A. Ulrich Alpha Sigma-Indiana University of Pennsylvania Pursuing: Master of Speech-Language Pathology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

April Atkinson Perry Epsilon Nu-University of Central Oklahoma Pursuing: Doctor of Education at University of Canterbury

Julie G. Singleton Mu-Brenau University Major: Nursing

Aimee J. Vesitis Theta Pi-Lambuth University Major: Sociology

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Laura M. Welch Theta Phi-University of Tampa Major: Marketing

Elizabeth S. White Gamma Iota-Mercer University Pursuing: Juris Doctor at Mercer University

Susan E. Whitt Psi-University of Alabama Pursuing: Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jenna L. Witte Beta Xi-Purdue University Major: Biology Education

Nicole M. Witt Epsilon Beta-University of Kansas Pursuing: Master of Accounting at University of Kansas

Endowed Scholarship Awards The following women are recipients of scholarships provided through the Foundation’s endowment fund program. Thanks to the generosity of our many loyal members, chapters, clubs, families and friends, endowed funds provide educational support to our members for generations to come. If you would like to know more about endowing a scholarship fund, please contact Julie Waitman Cretin, Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, by phone at 317-879-9328 or by e-mail at

Jennifer Abney Barbara Feurer Freise Dallas Alumnae Scholarship Epsilon Phi-Texas Woman’s University Major: Nursing

Alicia B. Adams Lucy Cushman Collins Scholarship Gamma Beta-Florida State University Major: Accounting

Jacqueline M. Baker Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship Zeta-Ohio University Pursuing: Master of Public Health at University of Colorado, Denver

Michelle M. Abruzzo Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship Sigma-University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Major: Psychology

Rachel L. Anderson LaVerne Taylor Flanagan Scholarship Gamma Delta-Auburn University Major: Elementary Education

Chelsea M. Ball Dee Ann Elliott Woodall Scholarship Upsilon-University of Oklahoma Major: Microbiology 25

foundation Holly J. Batey Rosalie Chuma Polche Scholarship Omega-University of Akron Pursuing: Juris Doctor at Case Western Reserve University

Kristen L. Cameron Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Club Scholarship Beta Tau-Ball State University Pursuing: Juris Doctor at Indiana University

Janet M. Duszak DuPage Area Alumnae Club Scholarship Beta Omicron-Illinois State University Major: English Education

Jagriti Bhattarai William Denning, Jr. & Minerva Denning Roberts Scholarship Member of Sigma Sigma SigmaUniversity of Central Missouri Major: Psychology

Kirby Y. Cannon Hillary Fitzhugh Scholarship Upsilon-University of Oklahoma Major: Social Work

Kate M. Essad Alpha Beta Past Grand Council Members Scholarship Alpha Beta-University of Michigan Pursuing: Doctor of Medicine at American University of the Caribbean

Julia G. Black Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship Alpha Eta-Dalhousie University Major: Journalism

Alexa A. Chamberlin Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship Beta Eta-Southern Illinois University Major: Early Childhood Education

Daphne A. Everhart Elaine Barrick Bess Scholarship Alpha Lambda-Ohio State University Pursuing: Master of Education at University of Georgia

Brianna DeGuzman Jess Agee Temple & Helen Pasas Todd Memorial Scholarship Delta Sigma-University of Hawaii at Manoa Major: Family Resources

Deve A. Fitzgerald Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship Iota-University of Washington Major: Psychology & Public Health

Emily A. Dimet Calvin and Marian Newell Memorial Scholarship Zeta Sigma-Northwood University Major: Economics, Management

Megan C. Johnson Gamma Xi Scholarship Gamma Xi-Murray State University Major: Communication Disorders

Candice N. Dollar Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship Zeta-Ohio University Major: Hearing, Speech & Language Science

Lauren R. Lammers Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship Zeta-Ohio University Pursuing: Master of Science in Nursing at Xavier University

Kristy Brugar-Moore Schalon/Chi Scholarship Alpha Beta-University of Michigan Pursuing: Doctor of Education at Michigan State University

Nikki N. Bussey Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship Gamma Zeta-University of Memphis Major: Broadcast Journalism

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Carissa Langley Delta Sigma Hawaii Scholarship Delta Sigma-University of Hawaii at Manoa Major: Business Marketing

Dana E. Pierce Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship Iota-University of Washington Major: Architecture

Jesslyn R. Tenhouse G. Robert Grant Scholarship Epsilon Omega-Truman State University Major: Communication

Allison F. Logue Southern California Alumnae Scholarship Delta Pi-San Francisco State University Major: English Education

Lily Riggs Margaret Uhl Burrows Scholarship Tau-University of Toronto Pursuing: Doctor of Psychology at University of Toronto

Kristin T. Timken Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship Beta Eta-Southern Illinois University Major: Dietetics

Katie F. Morgan Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship Rho-Iowa State University Pursuing: Juris Doctor at University of South Dakota

Jamie Shockley Culp Memorial Scholarship University of Central Missouri Major: Political Science

Christine M. Virost Sir Harry Polche Scholarship Theta Pi-Lambuth University Pursuing: Master of Fine Arts at University of Memphis

Elizabeth K. Mraz Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship Xi-Illinois Wesleyan University Pursuing: Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of Minnesota

Jamie L. Stiller John & Betty Yeoman Briffett Scholarship Gamma OmicronEastern Kentucky University Pursuing: Master of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary Katherine Waldron Gamma Phi Memorial Scholarship Gamma Phi-Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Chemical Engineering

Megan Oberdorfer Jean Lehl Koziara Scholarship Delta Rho-Sonoma State University Pursuing: Master of Social Work at Smith College

Allyn M. Susko Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship Alpha Omega-Duquesne University Pursuing: Doctor of Physical Therapy at Columbia University

Melissa H. Wasserman Helen E. Heggie Scholarship Beta Delta-Indiana University Major: Journalism

Megan ParkerNocerino Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship Theta Rho-Barry University Pursuing: Doctor of Education at Nova Southeastern University

Susie E. Taylor Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship Delta OmicronUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas Major: Economics 27

chapter grand

chapter grand Alpha – Syracuse University Betty Packard Kinney '39 Dorothy Beck Wilcox '37

Beta – University of Wisconsin Dorothy Thompson Larson '30

Delta – University of Minnesota Isabel Young Batson '34 Margaret Erickson Boeder '52 Iantha Powrie LeVander '32 Barbara Rubenzer McDonald '52 Rona Robbins Mears '57 Charlotte Lee Vizzier '43 Elsabeth “Betty” Grey Wescott '34

Rho – Iowa State University Sheryl Johnson Barta '56 Rosemary Koeberle Doty '28 Clara Moore Roberts '20

Sigma – University of Illinois Muriel Nelson Gurr '36 Dorothea Swanson Hill '31 Evelyn Laurence Massengill '33 Upsilon – University of Oklahoma Patsy Creel Buck '57 Judith Linehan Marion '66 Angie Jester Sahm '86 Mercedes Thorp '23

Epsilon – University of Kentucky Ruth Breitenstein Henritze '52 Ann Straughn Millsap '45 Elizabeth Farley Wall '28

Phi – Oregon State University Kari Grimstad Brodie '42 Ellen Hanson Ross '36 Grace Gimre Schettler '43

Zeta – Ohio University Ruth Strohl Culbertson '32

Chi – Michigan State University Sylvia Harp Fetter '64 Mary Abbott Savoldi '54 Mary Johnson Vaneenenaam '50

Eta – DePauw University Sara Jo Rush Shuman '67 Elizabeth Erdman Taylor '32 Theta – Goucher College Anna Schall Hanhart '36 Iota – University of Washington Rebecca Mounter Hitchcock '37 Cleo Michas Maletis '45 Marianne Myers '47 Betty Wynn Onstad '30 Evelyn Lamotte Read '36 Barbara Grosse Smith '55 Mary “Betty” Russell Wall '37 Kappa – Allegheny College Nancy Garson Davis '50 Mu – Brenau University Clyde Dixon Connell '20 Belle Tucker Leaf '44 Mary Harris Sutton '38

Psi – University of Alabama Diana Gillespie McBride '45 Alice Daly McKay '44 June McVay Veal '41 Omega – University of Akron Jane D’Ambruoso '57 Elizabeth Kirk Hertle '42 Alpha Alpha – University of Buffalo (The State University of New York) Constance Kopler Bruno '59 Mary Louise Carlson Lord '35 Alpha Beta – University of Michigan Dorothy Congo Hoogesteger '44 Lucille Saxman Quimby '46 Betty Pence Sherrick '36 Jeanne Shewman Stephen '50 Barbara Kelso Vonk '46 Alice Schleh Yarwood '30

Nu – Boston University Eleanor Mendell Worsley '37

Alpha Delta – Ohio Wesleyan University Virginia Abell Cronkhite '38 Katharine Marshall Rudy '35 Mary Jean Brinton Swank '47

Omicron – University of California, Berkeley Barbara Wright DuBois '40 Herma Wertsch Ferber '31 Frances Richardson Hanson '52

Alpha Epsilon – Westminster College Ruth Mercer Chamberlain '38

Pi – Coe College Lenore Stark Topinka '34

Alpha Eta – Dalhousie University Gretchen Hewat McCulloch '51 Catherine MacKinnon Hart '46 Charlotte Murphy Linton '35

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Alpha Kappa – Bowling Green State University Carolyn Albert '45 Julie Goffe '2004 Alpha Lambda – Ohio State University Krystie Russell '80

Alpha Pi – Wayne State University Nancy Hoison Carey '62 Alpha Xi – University of Maryland Lynn Ribnitzki '53 Beta Alpha – Nebraska Wesleyan University Terrill Starks Hendershot '88 Karen Hein O’Brien '64 Ruth Reynolds Vanells '38 Beta Beta – North Dakota State University Ann Heiberg Houghton '31 Beta Delta – Indiana University Karen Hansen Finney '68 Beta Kappa – University of Iowa Joyce Evans Van Duyn '65 Gamma Alpha – University of Georgia Anne Schoonmaker Murphy '76 Agnes Williams Shockley '42 Gamma Beta – Florida State University Julia Harrison Davidson '36 Joy Knipe Houston '44 June Grant Moore '56 Sally Williams Reed '55 Mary Aileen Sayers Warford '44 Gamma Epsilon – University of North Carolina Patricia McNutt Adams '48 Emilie Alexander Groot '63 Linda Cobb Isley '45 Gamma Zeta – University of Memphis Nancy Redfearn Crosby '50 Dorothy Jordan Early '61 Martha Beatty Perry '47 Gamma Iota – Mercer University Kay Adams '65 Delta Beta – Washington State University Doris Arnold Beaumont '34 Madalene Cavanaugh Calkins '36 Faye Latta Chapman '42 Alice Mae Russell Ingram '29 Kathryn Wilson Jones '38

Delta Delta – University of Oregon Maryelma Rundlett Wren '32

Delta Epsilon – University of California, Los Angeles Peggy Foster Short '41 June Sanborn Todd '41 Delta Zeta – University of British Columbia Marilyn Matchett Jackson '51 Nancy Clarke Thordarson '57 Delta Eta – San Diego State University Lillian Geren Coleman '50 Diane Gundry Gardner '56 Suzanne Willis Johnson '50 Donna Dickson Kindig '53 Sharon Morris Read '53 Delta Iota – California State University, Chico Terri Gonderman '84 Epsilon Alpha – University of Missouri Sara Batton Arts '54 Claudia Henley '71 Virginia Kammerer Kunkel '52 Jacqueline Sensenich Loyd '48 Epsilon Beta – University of Kansas Mary Adams Harriman '65 Epsilon Gamma – University of Denver Ethel Swayze Bergren '41 Dorothea Strong Sheridan '39 Anna Mays Willman '43 Epsilon Delta – University of Texas at Austin Lorraine Baird Irion '50 Margaret Jackson James '42 Epsilon Zeta – Arkansas State University Carolyn Crisp Cooke '60 Susan Douglas Smith '73 Epsilon Eta – Texas Christian University Linda Clowe Eyler '59 Epsilon Kappa – Pittsburg State University Carol Boley Hubbs '65 Reba Kirby Stromberg '61 Epsilon Lambda – Central Missouri State University Cherie Nugen Boland '71 Zeta Beta – Lehigh University Andrea Stanus '2002 Zeta Delta – Towson University Dina Musallam '92

Ruth Breitenstein Henritze Epsilon-University of Kentucky Entered Chapter Grand: December 15, 2009

“From my membership I have had opportunities to learn, to grow both emotionally and mentally, to become more than I ever dreamed I could or would, and opportunities to return in some measure the support, the love and the sisterhood that have been so generously showered on me throughout the years.”


Gamma Delta will deeply miss the warm personality and fraternal commitment of Past International President Ruth Breitenstein Henritze, Epsilon-University of Kentucky, who entered Chapter Grand on December 15, 2009. Ruth wore the Crescent of Epsilon Pi with Diamonds. “Ruth firmly believed in our Purpose and that it was an excellent guide for living life,” said Suzanne Carmack Spicer, Past International President, who served on International Council with Ruth and remained close friends with her for many years. “She loved sharing her feelings about Alpha Gamma Delta with others.” Ruth’s hobbies included hiking, traveling, reading and theatre. She also owned an accounting firm for awhile. She and her family lived in nine states from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains. An extremely independent woman, Ruth was never one to sit on the sidelines. Ruth was a friend to many and made a commitment to nurturing each one of her friendships. Her willingness to make positive changes in the Fraternity did not go unnoticed, as she utilized her

business degree to streamline operations and conduct business in a cost-effective way. Before being installed as International President, Ruth served as Chairman of New Chapter Development, Province President and International Vice President-Undergraduates. During her tenure, the revised Constitution and Standing Rules were approved and discussions began about modifying the volunteer structure. Ruth also traveled extensively for the Fraternity, assisting with extension presentations and helping with colonization efforts. In her final Viewpoint featured in the Summer 1997 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly, Ruth reflected over her successful and meaningful tenure as International President. She penned, “From my membership I have had opportunities to learn, to grow both emotionally and mentally, to become more than I ever dreamed I could or would, and opportunities to return in some measure the support, the love and the sisterhood that have been so generously showered on me throughout the years.” Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity will deeply miss Ruth’s outgoing personality and steadfast commitment to our Fraternity. 29



Spot a Squirrel! Pictured Left: International Headquarters staff member Diana Hargenrader spots a squirrel mailbox after the installation ceremony at Westminster College.

Visiting a restaurant and see a squirrel figurine? Take a photo! On vacation and spot a squirrel stuffed animal? Take a photo! Make sure the photograph is high resolution and only contains Alpha Gam sisters. More information is available online at

Coming Soon... As Alpha Gams, we talk about the values that are exemplified in the Purpose and how each sister should strive to achieve these values. How do you transform these values into action in your everyday life? As a part of the collegiate Response Ability program, in the Spring 2010 Quarterly we will discuss the concept of bystander behavior and how group dynamics can prevent people from taking action to stop treacherous or harmful behaviors. This is not only a topic for collegians, however; the bystander behavior approach affects all members of society. If you would like to share your thoughts or experiences regarding bystander behavior, e-mail As always, the Quarterly staff wants to hear from you! Please send any stories, information or ideas to quarterly@ Thank you for sharing!

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Alpha Gam Word Scramble Unscramble the words below using the clues from this issue of the magazine! Click on the word list to complete the puzzle online. Answers are posted at 1) swkiiotwasl ________________________ (Last name of the Alpha Gam voice behind @MonsterHelp.) 2) dahravr ________________________ (Facebook was invented at this university.) 3) onuetevrl ________________________ (Add __________ work to your resumé.) 4) csepa sanotti ________________________ (International ____ _____ began in 1998.) 5) tsienanocltol ________________________ (Program _________ will send astronauts to Mars and the moon.) 6) lmaie ________________________ (Convention registration packet was sent via _____.)

Our Directory International Headquarters Executive Director, Stephannie Sack Bailey 8701 Founders Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-872-2655 Office Hours - 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, Julie Waitman Cretin 3905 Vincennes Road, Suite 105 Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-879-9328 Office Hours - 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT The Leadership InstituteWomen with Purpose, Inc. Executive Director, Erin Strine 3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240 888-854-9971 Office Hours - 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT International Council International President Jackie Brannon Stutts

7) sip ________________________ (____ Chapter received the President’s Award.)

International Vice President-Alumnae Mary Beth Dulcey Morabito

8) rat erpse ________________________ (Hawaii Alumnae Chapter helped out at the Contemporary Museum with its ____ _____. )

International Vice President-Collegians Sharon Dunkman Carruthers

9) pakpa altde ________________________ (Alpha Gamma Delta’s 183rd chapter. ) 10) ryapvci ________________________ (Use your _____ settings to protect your online presence. ) 11) atp ________________________ (Orange County Alumnae Club held their annual fundraiser at ____ & Oscar’s.) 12) doeo ________________________ (Twitter began as a podcasting company called ____.) 13) sxate ________________________ (NPC Conference will be held in _____ next year.) 14) venes ________________________ (Number of Alpha Gams who attended the NPC Conference.) 15) mlaquan ________________________ (Last name of Socialnomics author. ) 16) aipogernt ________________________ (Alumnae Dues help support the Fraternity’s _________ Fund.) 17) uytueob ________________________ (World’s most popular video hosting site.) 18) otanori ________________________ (Zeta Omega Chapter at University of __________ Institute of Technology.) 19) urmmes ________________________ (Winter and _______ Quarterly issues will be electronic.) 20) eurs ugeid ________________________ (Trouble with the electronic Quarterly? Check out the ______ _______.)

International Vice President-Membership Marie Ford Palmer International Vice President-Extension Sheila Kelley Sola International Vice President-Finance Anne Loring Eiler International Vice PresidentPanhellenic Affairs Rie Gerah Hoehner Alpha Gamma Delta FoundationTrustees President Benita Wilson Dick Vice President Debbie Douglass Roth Secretary Peggy Kuebler Field Treasurer Patricia Tulley Riddiford Jackie Brannon Stutts Gail Calkins Duree Deborah Schmidt Eschenbacher


HAVE YOU PAID YOUR ALUMNAE DUES? Thank you to the sisters who have already paid their $35 Alumnae Dues this fiscal year. About 175 sisters have even given over the $35 amount. We appreciate you giving up a few coffee beans to support Alpha Gamma Delta! Unfortunately, our dues payments are down this year. In fact, only THREE PERCENT of alumnae have paid their dues. We really need your Alumnae Dues support to sustain the Fraternity’s Operating Fund. Programs and resources supported by the Operating Fund include:

for just a few


The Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly (The magazine you’re reading right now!)

Recruitment and new chapter development

International Convention

Alumnae programs

Conferences and events

Website maintenance


2. By Mail Send a Check to: Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity 8701 Founders Road Indianapolis, IN 46268



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