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spring 2014 volume CIV, N0.3

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pring, a time of rebirth and renewal, is finally here! It is a time of celebration in the world of Alpha Gamma Delta. Not that any other season can’t be, but spring brings us two important events: International Reunion Day and Founders Day.

Jackie Brannon Stutts International President

Essentially, IRD was established as a celebration of our founding, but it has become so much more. I’ve seen so many beautiful photos of IRDs from around North America on Facebook. One can just feel the bonds of sisterhood through them. It is that one special day for alumnae and collegians to come together for the sole purpose of enjoying each other’s company and renewing those connections to our Fraternity. If you remember, on May 30, please take a minute to think about our Founders. This day in 1904 marked the very beginning of the sisterhood we know and cherish today. Without them, this organization simply would not exist. Alpha Gamma Delta was founded to provide women with more opportunities for friendship and personal development. That’s what we are still doing today! I am forever grateful for their wisdom and courage because Alpha Gamma Delta has given me so much more than I can put into words. As you probably know, this spring will be my last as your International President. These past eight years (how can that be right?) have been some of the best in my life. Through the efforts and work of

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countless sisters, Alpha Gamma Delta has grown more than I ever could have hoped. Turn to page 26 to read more about the Fraternity’s advancement over the last eight years. Congratulations to the 2014-2016 International Council! I'm looking forward to watching them lead us to even greater accomplishments. Join me in giving your full support to all of them, but especially my successor, Rie. She is a true leader whom I have admired since I met her. When we reach this time in the Fraternity's biennium, I look forward to International Convention. July will be here quickly! Convention, one of my all-time favorite events, offers the opportunity to meet and visit with so many sisters from everywhere. The wide variety of programming for this Convention will be informative for everyone. Hope you will be able to attend Convention so that I can meet and talk with you personally! It's been a wonderful journey serving as your International President. I admire all the sisters I have served with on International Council for their strategic leadership and unwavering dedication to our organization. Thank you all for the opportunity to give back to Alpha Gamma Delta. Much love and loyalty to all! Loyally,

Jackie Brannon Stutts International President


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Graphic Designer Andrea Giacalone Communications and Marketing Specialist Kailee Fouch Bennett

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Fraternity News

Fraternity News Updates

Fraternity News

Invest In Our History

Fraternity News International Convention

Fraternity News Reinstallations

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Building a Better World

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Chapter Happenings

17 Collegiate News Meeting a Growing Need

18 Alumnae News Cowboy Up For A Cure

20 Alumnae News Alumnae Recaps

22 Sister Spotlight Meet Laura

23 Pearls of Wisdom Order a Replacement Badge

26 Thank You

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Beyond Grateful

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

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Beta Chapter: The First Extension

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YOUR VOICE

What did you love about the Winter 2014 quarterly? I haven't read a Quarterly cover to cover in a long time. I will shuffle through it, then eventually I take the time to go back to it and read the articles. This edition was riveting. Thank you for thinking outside the box and truly putting your heart and soul in each edition. Fantastic job on each article, especially the Convention information. Kalina Haynes Mu-Brenau University

In the past issue of the Quarterly, I really liked hearing about how they used Convention to also do some sightseeing. So great. Can you imagine a train to Convention full of Alpha Gams? Sounds fun! Jolie Graves Webb Delta Iota-California State University, Chico

WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK! Thank you to all sisters who submitted feedback on the last issue of the Quarterly. 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 July 1:

Thank you so much for spotlighting our advisor, Jolie Graves Webb. She deserved it more than I can put in to words, and I was absolutely elated to see her in the Quarterly. Victorina Jeffers Delta Iota-California State University, Chico

CORRECTION In the Winter 2014 Quarterly, one of the Foundation scholarship recipients was listed incorrectly. Please see the correction below. The Quarterly staff regrets this error.

I really liked the interactive map of past Conventions. I had no idea it had been held in Norman, Oklahoma, just down the road from Oklahoma City! Adrienne Nobles Theta Iota-Western Kentucky University

I really enjoyed reading about the history of Convention! Arden Trickey-Glassman Vanderwall Alpha Beta-University of Michigan

Alexandra Massey Martha Cowart Means Scholarship Gamma Beta-Florida State University Pursuing: Master of Arts Administration at Florida State University

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For the past five years in a row, an Alpha Gam from our Epsilon Zeta Chapter has been crowned Miss Arkansas State University. Over 1,800 of our Facebook fans shared in our congratulations to the newest queen, Alexandria Haley!

Another squirrel-gram takes first place this issue as our most-liked photo on Instagram. This was posted on Valentine's Day with the caption, "Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with love and Purpose!" Thank you to Theta PsiAustin Peay State University for sharing it first and letting us repost!


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Sarah Powell Mastera

New Recruitment Recommendation In order to simplify things, the Recruitment Information Form (RIF), which will now be called the Recruitment Recommendation (or “Rec” for short), has been revised to replace both the RIF and Legacy Introduction Form (LIF). Sisters may now indicate legacy relationship directly on the Rec instead of completing a separate form!

Hi, I’m Sarah,

…and I’m an alumna from Gamma Xi Chapter at Murray State University.

Hey there! I’m Sarah, and I’m an Alpha Gam from Gamma Xi Chapter at Murray State University. I still live in Murray, Kentucky, and serve as the Chapter Advisor for my chapter and the Alumnae President for the Murray, KY Junior Circle. I do a lot for the Fraternity, but paying Alumnae Dues is another personal responsibility I feel I owe to Alpha Gamma Delta. This organization continues to impact my life beyond my experience as a collegian, and my yearly contribution is a drop in the bucket of vast opportunities this organization provides. Like many of my sisters near and far, Alpha Gamma Delta holds a special place in my life, and I want to see it succeed on an international level as well as within my own initiating chapter. Alumnae Dues support this vision. This allows the opportunity to have operational resources at The Leadership Conference (TLC) or International Convention, or more specialized training for new collegiate officers with the Learning Center. I can’t think of a simpler way to contribute to an organization we all love!

As a reminder, alumnae and collegiate members in Good Standing may write recommendations, which you can download from the Resource Center of myAlphaGam, located in the General Fraternity Materials folder. Once you complete the Rec, it can be mailed directly to the chapter. If you don’t know the chapter’s address, you can visit the Fraternity website and click on Chapter Locator at the bottom of the home page. The Fraternity's Membership Team hopes that the new Rec will be easier for sisters to complete and will continue to serve as a great way for chapters to identify women who Live with Purpose!

Smart Sisters

Have you paid your Alumnae Dues yet? Over 1,200 Alpha Gams have! If this doesn’t include you, there are just a few weeks left to get your Alumnae Dues in for this fiscal year. Help us meet our new goal of over 1,500 contributions to the Alumnae Dues program by May 31, 2014! Pay online now by searching for “Alumnae Dues” at alphagammadelta.org or mail your payment to 8710 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260. Your $40 or greater voluntary contribution makes a true impact, providing the Fraternity with the sustainability to extend our reach and the means to exceed our Purpose.

Pay your dues today! GET A FREE ALPHA GAMMA DELTA DESKTOP BACKGROUND WITH YOUR $40 CONTRIBUTION! Or you can mail your payment to 8710 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.

collegiate sisters achieved

Strive for Pi this past term by obtaining a 3.14 GPA or higher!

As if that wasn’t already awesome enough,

69 chapters had a 3.14 or higher average GPA.

So proud of these smart sisters!

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uch progress has been made with the International Headquarters building! Following months of renovation, the first floor of the building is now home to a gorgeous archival space which showcases many of the Fraternity’s historic treasures. These permanent displays will be used to tell the founding story and the growth and development of Alpha Gamma Delta over the last century. As you know, the Fraternity has undertaken the IHQ Initiative to allow members to help offset the costs of this treasured display of our archives, in addition to raise the funds needed to put the finishing touches on the new headquarters. Contributing to Alpha Gamma Delta’s new home is truly an incredible opportunity! You can see photos of areas in the building and learn more about the Initiative, including further details on how you can contribute, at alphagammadelta.org/ ihqbuilding. During International Convention 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana, donors to the Initiative will be honored with an

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appreciation reception and a tour of the new headquarters. Even if you can’t attend Convention, there are many other great benefits including: •

Donors of $5,000 or more will receive (in addition to everything below) a limited edition, commemorative piece and naming opportunities within the building. Donors of $500 or more will receive (in addition to everything below) a limited edition, commemorative piece as a favor during the reception and recognition at giving level with peers. Every donor will receive a thank you note, name on display at IHQ, name in an upcoming issue of the Quarterly, recognition at Convention, a certificate for the named giving level society and the option to download a fun desktop background for a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Please consider supporting the IHQ Initiative as the Fraternity strives to ensure that our home can best serve you and all of Alpha Gamma Delta.

giving levels Meridian Society $25,000–above

Founders Society $10,000–$24,999

College Park Society $5,000–$9,999

Washington Society $2,500–$4,999

Chatham Society $1,000–$2,499

Central Society $500–$999

Comstock Society $250–$499

Syracuse Society $100–$249

Butterfield House Society $1–$99


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Alpha Gamma Delta will be coming Full Circle this summer at International Convention!

Through time-honored traditions like our Ritual services and Feast of Roses, we will be inspired by our past to impact the Fraternity’s future. When we return to that strong foundation rooted in our values, we discover more about our Fraternity and ourselves, remembering that what we do really matters. At Convention, we will celebrate the many successes of the past biennium, hear from inspiring keynote speakers, explore relevant topics in educational breakout sessions and leave encouraged to bring about positive change in our communities, ensuring the growth of our beloved Fraternity!

You can still follow along with us as we come Full Circle! Download our Convention app (CrowdCompass) on your smartphone. • The official Alpha Gamma Delta Convention app will help attendees navigate their Convention experience, from personalized schedules and interactive hotel maps to social sharing and attendee information. If you’re not attending Convention, you can still download the app to stay up-to-date on Convention happenings. • Download CrowdCompass on the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace. After downloading the app, search for Alpha Gamma Delta. Make sure you allow push notifications if you want real-time updates from IHQ staff throughout Convention.

Unable to attend Convention?

Follow us on social media with #AGDConv2014. facebook.com/alphagammadelta twitter.com/alphagammadelta instagram.com/alphagamihq

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Welcome, Delta Alpha Chapter! Alpha Gamma Delta is pleased to announce the reinstallation of Delta Alpha Chapter at the University of Southern California on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Initiating Team: Installing Officer: Jackie Brannon Stutts, International President Chapter Attending Installation Weekend: Delta Omicron-University of Nevada, Las Vegas Installation Banquet: Location: Town & Gown Ballroom at the University of Southern California Toastmistress: Liz Harriss York, International Vice President-Extension Special Note: Julie Waitman Cretin, Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, announced that the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation would be giving $1,000 scholarships to two members of the chapter next fall.

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About the university of southern California: Location: Los Angeles, California Undergraduate Enrollment: More than 18,000 Mascot: Trojans Mission Statement: The central mission of the University of Southern California is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service. Pictured, from left to right: Michelle Meyer, Claire Logan and Brittany Kuhne.


Welcome, Delta Eta Chapter! Alpha Gamma Delta is pleased to announce the reinstallation of Delta Eta Chapter at San Diego State University on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Initiating Team: Installing Officer: Jackie Brannon Stutts, International President Chapter Attending Installation Weekend: Delta Iota-California State University, Chico Installation Banquet: Location: Crowne Plaza San Diego Toastmistress: Jillian Thomas, Regional Extension Coordinator Special Note: Julie Waitman Cretin, Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, announced that the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation would be giving $1,000 scholarships to two members of the chapter next fall.

About san diego state university: Location: San Diego, California Undergraduate Enrollment: More than 24,000 Mascot: Aztecs Mission Statement: The mission of San Diego State University shall be to provide well-balanced, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to knowledge and the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research and service. The university shall impart an appreciation and broad understanding of human experience throughout the world and the ages.

Pictured, from left to right, top to bottom: Jacqueline Orbe, Jordan Moore, Shelby Rhodes, Karly Arroues, Lexi Keller, Brigid Moore, Heidi Vettel, Katie Higman, Natalie Best, Cheryl Kinoshita, Monica Pelayo, Leticia Curiel, Lauren Walberg and Emily Ewing.

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et us introduce you to four Alpha Gams who have taken the challenge to “contribute to the world’s work” to a whole new level. Recognizing a great need where their travels landed them, they each set forth to fulfill that need the best way they knew how. Ultimately, they each made an incredible difference on a global scale. They have empowered women across the globe, encouraged education and literally saved lives. Still, these sisters are humble and eternally grateful just for the opportunity to help in the smallest of ways.

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Katie Johnson Rentzke (middle) during her time in South Africa


Breaking Down Racial Barriers in South Africa Katie Johnson Rentzke

Alpha Kappa-Bowling Green State University HER passion

While Katie was working on her master’s degree in visual communications at Ohio University, she decided to pursue a different sort of project for her thesis. Expanding on an idea from a fellow photojournalist, she started Urban Voice, a photographic program using media to empower youth and give them a voice, in Atlanta, Georgia. For a previous photo story, she had immersed herself into a local Atlanta homeless shelter and knew the kids she fell in love with there would be the perfect match for her venture.

HER next idea

Urban Voice was a huge success in Atlanta, showcasing a different perspective on homelessness and providing her students with a new educational outlet. When a grant opportunity to move her program to Capetown, South Africa, came across her desk, she jumped on it. But, as it turned out, she didn’t make the final cut. In the meantime, she happened to meet her nowhusband, who just coincidentally was from South Africa. “He actually set me right on all the facts I had gotten wrong and educated me about all the historical details that you just can’t read in a book,” Katie said. “I didn’t get the grant, but I decided I could still do it.” With his help, she compiled the funds and resources she would need to implement Urban Voice in Capetown (including several thousand rolls of film donated by Kodak), and they packed their bags.

HER reach

Connecting with an afterschool program in the heart of two racially-divided townships in Capetown provided Katie with a set of 10 eager students and a safe meeting place. For the next five years, she developed a deep bond with her students over various photo assignments, all aiming to help them look past the racial tensions and increase their literacy skills. It wasn’t without setbacks and dangerous encounters, though. Her students took a huge risk traveling outside of their township to meet with her. They were often threatened by gangs and all were robbed of their camera equipment at one time or another, even though the cameras were really just one step above your typical point-andshoot disposal. Katie herself was even held at gunpoint for all of her camera and computer equipment. It was just the violence that Katie hoped Urban Voice would combat. “One of my kids just graduated college, which is a really, really big deal. He is the first kid in his family to even go past fourth grade. Now he has a college degree,” Katie said. “I didn’t have a 100 percent success rate, but if I can make a difference in one child's life, then it is totally worth it. My goal was not to make a whole bunch of photographers. My goal was to break down racial barriers and to empower kids with educational skills that they wouldn’t have had before.” Once her students moved on, Katie returned to the United States with her husband and now lives in San Francisco where she is freelance photographer. She doesn’t have any current places to resurrect Urban Voice in her current neighborhood, but she is working with other nonprofits in her area to show how media can be used as an empowerment tool and to help build similar programs.

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Empowering Women and Girls in Armenia Caroline Holt Lucas

abusive environment,” Caroline said. “A few others had sick children. They weren’t able to afford their medication, but now they can.”

HER CALL TO SERVICE

Caroline spent the majority of her time in Armenia drawing up a strategic plan, developing the business and securing a distribution company to grow sales. On the side, she organized both a national women’s leadership academy and a week-long leadership camp for young women, ages 14 to 17, in her area. The women’s leadership academy drew Armenian women from all over the country. With a focus on professional development, Caroline spent four days providing these women with the resources to create business plans and boost their selfconfidence. She even helped secure a grant to provide funding for every attendee’s travel and lodging. Thirty-one young women attended her leadership camp to learn about women’s rights and develop their leadership and facilitation skills to implement their own peer programs in their home villages. “I thought about our vision statement, ‘Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.’ a lot,” she said. “If you empower women, if you educate women and if women have equal opportunities and can earn an income, you can literally positively affect development all around the world.”

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After studying abroad in Tanzania her senior year, Caroline knew she wanted to be a part of a solution to alleviate extreme poverty. Her revised career plan was to get involved with international development. She lucked out with an internship in Washington, D.C. Mentor upon mentor suggested she immerse herself in a foreign country first to decide if international development was the right track for her. The Peace Corp was the best option, promising great support, an exceptional experience and at least two years abroad. She had hoped to return to Sub-Saharan Africa, but for a few different reasons, it didn’t work out. Armenia would be her new home.

HER PROJECT

When Armenia declared independence from the former Soviet Union in 1990, its infrastructure and economy collapsed. Despite the shift in power, Armenia did hang on to the strict gender roles rooted in the country’s culture for thousands of years. “Women take care of everything in the household, and the men are the ones who are supposed to go out and work,” Caroline said. “But the problem is unemployment is so bad.” Right before Caroline’s arrival, another Peace Corp volunteer had just helped start a women’s resource center in the town of Berd. Caroline was selected to work with the Armenian founder to help bring her ideas for the center to life. One idea in particular was to produce a hand-made product that could be sold around the world. This would do two things: provide jobs for women in Berd and allow them to provide for their families in Armenia’s downtrodden economy. Their product? A unique, hand-crafted teddy bear. What started as a handful of local women crafting these bears as a hobby has become an organization of almost 30 working full-time. “I know a few women who joined our organization to earn an income and were able to escape an

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HER IMPACT

Now that she has finished her two years with the Peace Corp, Caroline has returned to the U.S. and is currently working on various marketing projects, including assisting the distribution company that promotes Berd Bears (and other hand-crafted goods from women all over Armenia) with the marketing of their e-commerce site. Her dream is to one day run her own company that employs and empowers women around the world. “I want to reach women in all corners of the globe that just want a chance at earning a fair income,” Caroline said. “Every woman deserves the opportunity to be empowered and independent, if they want.” You can learn more Berd Bears at berdbears.com.


Left, Caroline with Anahit, the founding director of the Berd Women's Resource Center. Right, a group of knitters pose with Caroline to showcase their final product. Below, Caroline with local Armenian young women during a leadership camp she organized.

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It was a fantastic day [to hear] that something we had spent several years building from a really rundown, bad hospital was a really world-class, modern facility.

Educating Nurses in Iraq Kathryn Moore

Gamma Pi-Middle Tennessee State University HER RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME

Deployed to Iraq in 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Moore, Gamma PiMiddle Tennessee State University, spent the next year as the Assistant Chief Nurse for the combat hospital in Baghdad. One day, a four-year-old girl was transported to her facility from her local hospital after suffering severe burns in a house fire. Scheduled to be transferred to Baghdad’s hospital in the morning, Kathryn received a call from her translator to take a look at her. One thing she had come to understand was that burn victims just didn’t have a fighting chance within the local health care system. With one look at this little girl, Kathryn knew if she left her facility, she would not survive. “We developed a plan and got the authority to keep her at our facility. She was actually there for six 12 quarterly

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months, but she survived,” Kathryn said. “That was one of the things that caused us to think if there is any way for us to teach what we are doing and how we are managing burn care to the local medical community, it was important to do so people don’t die of treatable burns.”

HER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

To meet this need, Kathryn and another colleague organized, developed and conducted a burn course for a local team of two nurses and two doctors. “We were already there so we felt like it was a great idea to impart some of our knowledge,” she said. “This team came to our facility for a week and spent 8 to 10 hours with us.” But she didn’t stop there. By pulling some strings, she was able to get additional medical equipment donated to the local hospital so they would be better able to take care of the burn patients they received. Plus, she led a free emergency technician course for any Iraqi ambulance driver who was interested.

HER influence

Kathryn returned home to the United States before authority of the local hospital was handed back over to the Iraqi medical staff, but a close friend managed to be present and shared all the details with Kathryn. “It was a fantastic day [to hear] that something we had spent several years building from a really rundown, bad hospital was a really world-class, modern facility,” she said. “My hope is that they are better able to care for burn patients now, and hopefully everyone in Iraq has a chance to receive better health care.” It is without doubt that with the knowledge and supplies Kathryn and her team were able to leave with the Iraqi medical staff made a profound difference in the treatment of patients from all over that country. After 22 years, Kathryn is now retired from the army. Her impact continues in a different way though, as a nursing professor at Emory University in Georgia.


Rebuilding from the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan Taylor Anderson

Theta Zeta-Randolph-Macon College HER LOVE FOR JAPAN

Ever since she was a little girl, Taylor had dreamed about traveling to Japan. She had seen a movie about the country in the third grade and fell in love. Her dream came to life when she arrived in Ishinomaki, a small factory and fishing village on the coast, in August of 2008 to teach English at eight schools through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. She originally decided to only stay two years in Japan, but when the time came to make a final decision, she opted to stay for one more year, to see the students she began teaching as six-graders graduate on March 12, 2011.

HER HEROISM

On March 11, 2011, the day before her students would graduate, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the ground under her small city. She led her students outside to safety, but then the tsunami warning sirens went off. She reacted without thought, helping to evacuate the entire school and get students to another nearby school on higher ground. Once parents had picked up her students and she knew they were safe, she grabbed her bike and headed home. It’s thought she was going after her cellphone so she could call home and let everyone know she was okay, but it’s hard to know for sure. The tsunami swept through the town soon after she left. She was the first known American casualty.

HER LEGACY

Just a few short weeks after the earthquake, Taylor’s family worked with

her high school, St. Catherine’s, to set up a memorial fund and donations poured in. Its purpose is to help students, schools and families in the Ishinomaki area recover from this horrific disaster. Through her memorial fund, a local orphanage receives continued support, several scholarships have been created and over 25 schools have received Taylor Anderson Reading Corners. One scholarship provides funds for earthquake orphans to receive 60 months of educational support and another provides financial assistance for local high school graduates to attend a nearby college. The first five high school scholarship recipients began their studies just last year, in April 2013. Because of Taylor’s legacy, hope has grown out of tragedy, and children throughout Ishinomaki and beyond have the chance to receive a well-rounded educational experience. 13


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Chapter Happenings Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University Epsilon Mu Chapter sisters were all decked out in pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer at an FHSU home basketball game.

Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma It was time to get serious for a rowdy game of flag football with these Epsilon Nu Chapter sisters!

Beta Delta–Indiana University For our 2013 philanthropy event, Beta Delta Chapter hosted “Breakfast of Champions.” Teams that signed up enjoyed a buffet-style breakfast, live music and played fun games such as a bagel ring toss, breakfast sandwich relay and egg shot put.

Alpha Omega–Duquesne University Celebrating our new members at Bid Day with our “Mad Hatter”-themed recruitment!

Delta Tau–Chapman University We took advantage of a beautiful California day to spend the afternoon with sisters.

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Lambda Gamma–Villanova University In November, Lambda Gamma Chapter volunteered at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk in Philadelphia by helping with walk and run registrations, organizing children’s crafts, distributing refreshments to walkers and runners and assisting with set-up and clean-up. After a rewarding day, some of our sisters posed in a hot air balloon.


Zeta Pi–Saint Joseph's University Zeta Pi Chapter sisters huddle together after a victorious flag football game in support of Alpha Phi's fundraiser.

Rho–Iowa State University Taking a break during Iowa State's Spirit Week to create this “Kodak moment.”

Phi–Oregon State University We had the opportunity to watch four of our sisters cheer on the Oregon State Beavers during football and basketball seasons. These women take so much pride in our school and Alpha Gamma Delta!

Gamma Eta–High Point University Just hanging out at Gamma Eta Chapter's annual flag football event!

Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba Beta Gamma Chapter caught in a candid moment during Formal Recruitment preference round this year.

Zeta Upsilon–Northern Michigan University Zeta Upsilon Chapter took a weekend adventure to a local corn maze to celebrate new members and get to know them better.

We've updated the Collegiate Chapter Quarterly Report Form, and it is now available for all Publications Coordinators to complete. The even better news is that it is simpler and shouldn't take much time at all! All you have to do is upload up to three high resolution photos and provide captions for each photo you submit.

Delta–University of Minnesota Teresa Westin, Morgan Elliott and Anna Barton help serve pancakes at Delta Chapter's 26th Annual Pancake Breakfast philanthropy event.

All chapters will now submit photos twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. The due dates are March 15 and September 15 every year, for all chapters. You can find the form in the Resource Center of myAlphaGam under Operations Team Forms. 15


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A Life Saving Match

received a call that he was a needed match. In fact, the chances of actually donating are about 1 in 500. But just a few months after joining Be the Match, on February 14, 2012, to be exact, her phone rang. “I was walking out of class, and this random number popped up. I thought, ‘Well, I might as well answer it,’” she said. “It ended up being Be the Match, who asked if I still wanted to donate. It was the best Valentine’s Day gift I could ever ask for! My heart was racing. I was so excited because I knew I could help someone.” Rosemary was scheduled for a blood draw to make sure the protein markers in her blood would match the leukemia patient desperate for a donation. After waiting six weeks for doctors to pour over her test results and those of the patient in need, there was another phone call. She was chosen as a secondary match. If something were to happen with the chosen donor, she would be next in line.

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hen Rosemary Corriero, Theta Omega-University of South Carolina, was in the 10th grade, her dad was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Though caught early, the diagnosis and his rounds of chemotherapy took its toll on the family as a whole. Her dad’s confidence, fighting spirit and optimism were the binding ties that kept the family strong, and that left a profound impression on Rosemary. She had heard her dad talk a lot over the years about the Be the Match program, which is the largest bone marrow registry in the world. He had actually signed up to be a donor years ago, when one of his best friends was diagnosed with a blood cancer. Receiving a bone marrow transplant saved his life. Her dad’s cancer wasn’t something that could be cured with a bone marrow transplant, but Rosemary was intrigued about this option to help potentially save a life. “When my dad was diagnosed with his cancer, he became an even stronger advocate,” Rosemary said. “And I was looking for some way to make my own difference. I knew that this major life experience was pointing me in the direction of interest in helping others.” After counting down the days to her 18th birthday, the age requirement to be a donor, Rosemary was finally able to sign up for Be the Match. The process itself was simple: just a cheek swab and a little bit of paperwork. Then there was nothing to do but wait for a phone call—one that would come much sooner than she expected. Rosemary’s dad had been on the list for years and had never 16 quarterly

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Things must have worked out just fine, since Rosemary didn’t hear back. Then she heard she had matched again this past December. All the steps leading up to her donation marked her as a perfect match, but then at the last minute, she was notified that they were unfortunately halting the process, for unknown reasons. Though Rosemary hasn’t been physically able to save someone’s life with a bone marrow donation, she’s on Rosemary with her dad, Anthony a mission to knock down the misconceptions and encourage others to join the registry. In many cases, donating bone marrow is as simple as going through a procedure very similar to giving blood. When every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, there is a great need. It just takes one person to be the cure. “Part of the Purpose is ‘to welcome the opportunity of contributing to the world's work in the community where I am placed because of the joy of service thereby bestowed and the talent of leadership multiplied.’ This line resonates with me and has become my personal mantra,” Rosemary said. “No matter where I live, I know I am going to positively impact others.” You can learn more about Be the Match and bone marrow donation at bethematch.org.

Part of the Purpose is ‘to welcome the opportunity of contributing to the world's work...’ This line resonates with me and has become my personal mantra.


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Meeting a Growing Need

id you know that over 4.5 million people worldwide have been trafficked into sex work? Or that human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing organized crime in the world?*

Jasmine Anglen, Delta Xi-Arizona State University, was shocked by those facts, too, when she attended a seminar last year about sex trafficking by an ASU advocacy group. One brave survivor shared her story with the audience, making this underground world all too real for Jasmine. This woman had been enslaved right in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. In fact, she learned that Phoenix is ranked third for the most sex trafficking-related crimes in the United States. Right then and there, she decided she had to do something, anything, to help. “It bothered me so much that these women had been through this in the same city that I had grown up in,” Jasmine said.

“Preparing is most important to us right now. We don’t just want to storm in without understanding all of the sensitivities that go in to working with the survivors,” she said.

First, she reached out to a few local domestic violence shelters in the area, who noted that training to help the sex trafficking victims they serve was one of their greatest needs. Because Arizona has recently increased its fight against human trafficking, rescued women and children have been flooding into these centers. While they have the physical resources to help, like shelter, clothing and food, there was a gaping hole when it came to meeting their emotional and mental health needs.

One other main priority has been to secure more funding. Luckily, ASU has many options for student entrepreneurs like Jasmine. AllWalks was invited to present at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting at ASU in March, in hopes of being selected for a grant. She’s also applied for the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative, an ASU endowment that seeks to help accelerate new ventures. If AllWalks is one of the 20 ventures selected, the group could receive up to $20,000. Regardless, Jasmine has big plans for AllWalks’ future.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. –The A21 Campaign, a nonprofit working to fight human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced slave labor.

That’s where Jasmine decided she could help. She recruited one of her best friends, Natalie Lamé, and together, the two founded AllWalks. This nonprofit organization has a mission to educate others about sex trafficking and to build partnerships with local domestic violence shelters to bring specialized care to survivors.

“We’re really hoping to make the program replicable and sustainable so these educational programs can be taken to other big metropolitan cities with universities nearby,” she said. “Then more student volunteers could implement this program in their local shelters as well.” You can follow along with AllWalks’ growth and success on Facebook at facebook.com/AllWalksInitiative. *According to the Polaris Project, a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Lindsay Rogers, Patricia Teran and Jasmine Anglen at this spring's big-little reveal.

Between attending classes and participating in Alpha Gamma Delta, Jasmine somehow has found time to grow AllWalks. They have added two new ASU women to their leadership board and met with countless experts in the sex trafficking field to develop their rehabilitation program. It is their hope that ASU student volunteers will facilitate this program in a beta launch at one or two shelters this fall. 17


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For A Cure Written by Rebecca Bucher Shryock, Epsilon-University of Kentucky

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want to tell you a story. The story of how I learned to breathe life. Not just live it, but actually breathe it.

I'm a mother to three beautiful little boys who are all so charismatic and unique you wouldn't believe it. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, and we've lived in a small town all our lives. There is only one high school, we all know the sheriff and we sit on huge front porches and drink sweet tea in the summer. We cruised the local Dairy Mart for fun in our teens, we've watched each other grow up and our friends' parents grow old. At 30, I thought I knew all about life and how to live it. But last summer, my rose-colored glasses were ripped from my face. There was no warning. No caution flag. Drew, my middle son, at the fragile age of four, was diagnosed with cancer. Leukemia, to be exact. My blond-haired, blue-eyed little cowboy. I had no idea he was sick. There were no signs, no symptoms. I took him to his pediatrician because I thought he had bronchitis. There are no words to tell you what that feels like. To tell you what it was like to pick up the phone and call his daddy to tell him our baby has cancer. It's serious—deadly if untreated. The next thing I knew, we were in the children's hospital. There were doctors, nurses, interns and residents, all asking questions and starting IVs. The next day was almost unbearable. My sweet baby underwent two surgeries. The first was to place a port in his chest wall, during which his airway collapsed, and he was placed on a ventilator to breathe for him. That same evening, the right ventricle in his four-year-old heart collapsed. They took him to emergency surgery to remove malignant fluid from his pericardial sac. The surgeon literally picked me up and placed me on the stretcher with my baby. The staff dressed me in surgical scrubs as they were running down the hall with Drew lying on the bed and me lying right beside him. Doors were swinging wide open and crashing against walls. Machines were screaming. I went straight into the operating room with him, lying beside my son who looked like he was sleeping so soundly. My left hand was over his heart, and my right hand was on his head. They let me stay until the entire medical team arrived to drain cancerous fluid from around his heart. I was later told that they “never” allow that, but they didn't think I was going to see him alive again. That night his cardiac surgeon sat on his bed in the ICU holding Drew’s hand and said to me, “I don't know why your son is still here. He shouldn't be here, medically speaking, but he is.” 18 quarterly

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Drew Shryock

After that, the days started to run together. I was lost. I thought he was lost. There were chemo treatments and dressing changes. There were pills and fluids that had names I couldn't even pronounce. There were tests and more tests. Then, there were also the uncontrollable feelings of neglect for my other young sons at home that had been left with strangers to care for them. I started to feel like I was drowning. Two weeks later, I was sent home to care for my baby. But Drew was different now. He was sick. He was fragile. He was scary. He had cancer. The unknown and the what-ifs literally ate at my soul. The days turned in to weeks and the weeks in to months. We made trips to the Children's Hospital Oncology Clinic on a weekly basis. Sometimes daily. Drew was now unrecognizable. Where there was once a shock of white-blond hair was now only a layer of thin, veiny, pale skin. Where was my little cowboy? No matter where I looked or how hard I searched, I couldn't find him. I could only find cancer. The funny thing? He never saw cancer. He only saw life. He didn't change. I did. He wasn't scary or frightening or unrecognizable. I was. In the time between chemo, clinic visits and spinal taps, Drew was still living. He was playing, laughing, running and wrestling with his brothers. When he could, he was outside jumping in mud puddles and climbing fences. Our life will never be the way it was before last summer. But we're adjusting to our “new normal.” Drew’s cancer has one of the longest treatment regimens of any cancer. He'll be in treatment until October 26, 2015. There are no guarantees, and there is a high risk of relapse, complications and secondary cancers. I'll always be searching for something, but never for my child. I know


Rebecca with her husband and three sons.

exactly where he is and what he's doing. He's busy living, not busy having cancer. He was even able to start kindergarten this year! Throughout our journey in to the world of pediatric cancer, we realized that something had to be done. I felt compelled to help and raise awareness. This past September, I created Cowboy Up For A Cure, a nonprofit organization that provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. We are

working very closely with a specialized team of doctors, nurses and social workers, as well as other parents of children stricken by cancer, to develop various programs and outlets that will assist these families throughout treatment and beyond. We’ve experienced an overwhelming amount of support on both a local and national level, including from Alpha Gamma Delta sisters. In a few short months, we’ve been blessed enough to raise over $50,000. On April 17 and 18,

we partnered with Alpha Gamma Delta’s Epsilon Chapter at the University of Kentucky to host our first Cowboy Up For A Cure Rodeo to raise money for our cause. We were entertained with two nights of rodeo fun from the University of Kentucky rodeo team and Big Hat Rodeo. Today, there are still many trips to the clinic and countless pills to swallow. There is still cancer, but there is also life. So much life.

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Alumnae Recaps San Francisco Bay Alumnae Chapter

San Francisco Bay Alumnae Chapter

San Francisco Bay Alumnae Chapter has been busy having fun, connecting with sisters and developing our members. The first Monday of each month we connect with sisters at a happy hour in downtown San Francisco. Good times and great food are always had during our walking/tasting adventures to try local foods featured in San Francisco’s “7X7 Magazine’s Top 100 Foods.” We also enjoy impromptu picnics in the park or the gourmet food trucks around town. We work off our culinary adventures with Krav Maga selfdefense classes to make sure our members stay safe and started our “Squirrels on the Run” group to attend local walk/ run events. We also have a bimonthly book club and look forward reading and discussing “Divergent,” and of course, go see the movie as well! We love to visit with the collegiate women of Delta PiSan Francisco State University and have enjoyed helping them with Initiation and their officer training retreat. -Jessica Lyons Overbeck

Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter

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Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter members met recently to put together toiletry bags and Easter baskets for women and children at The House of Ruth, a local women’s shelter. Sample size toiletries are collected throughout the year to include in the bags. Toiletry bags included soap, toothbrushes, shampoo, cream and other items. Easter baskets for the children included candy, pencils and pens. Two Delta Alpha-University of Southern California collegians joined us for the afternoon, which included lunch provided by our hostess. We also attended an open house for the renovated Delta Alpha chapter house and Initiation and reinstallation for Delta Alpha Chapter. The spring had many exciting activities including an IRD with alumnae and collegians from three chapters: Delta Alpha-University of Southern California, Delta Iota-Chapman University and the Delta Epsilon Colony at the University of California, Los Angeles. -Marijayne Wallace Stegman


Gamma Zeta Alumnae Chapter

Gamma Zeta Alumnae Chapter kicked off the school year in October with an “Alum Chum” cookout and flag football game with Gamma Zeta-University of Memphis. A team of alumnae flag football players challenged the collegiate intramural team to a scrimmage, and we recreated our college days with only a couple minor injuries. After the game, players and fans enjoyed a cookout, giving alumnae an opportunity to meet the new members. More recently, our group had a meeting at a local pizza restaurant to discuss upcoming events and brainstorm ideas for future activities. -Lindsey Gardner Waugh Gamma Zeta Alumnae Chapter

Fox Valley Alumnae Club

Since our kick off meeting, we’ve hit the ground running! Our focus lately has been on membership. So far we have had two “meet and greet” events, a fantastic Alpha Gam Always night at Pottery Barn in November and a lovely social evening on Third Street in Geneva this February. Each of those events brought out sisters we were excited to meet. We joined our Beta Upsilon-Roosevelt University sisters for a fun bowling experience in the city in October. December brought an opportunity to make the holidays merrier for members of two families. Wrapping gifts for our adopted families always makes our holiday season brighter, too! In January, we were presented with an excellent slate of officers for next year that were unanimously elected at the February meeting. Sisters also made and delivered food to a local homeless shelter.

Fox Valley Alumnae Club

We look forward to our upcoming salad supper and installation of officers, where we will share a meal and wrap up another successful year! -Margie Tribble Nickels

Palm Springs Area Alumnae Club

While our Palm Springs Area Alumnae Club has many social events during the season here in the desert, the most meaningful event was our trip to the Find Food Bank in February. This volunteer organization provides fresh meat, vegetables and other food to hungry children and families in the Coachella Valley and beyond. While there, our 10 alumnae handled 3,762 pounds of canned goods. We realized how grateful we are for the food we have and thankful to be helping needy people in our community! -Peggy Smith Buenzli

Epsilon Upsilon Alumnae Chapter Palm Springs Area Alumnae Club

Alumnae chapter/club recaps for the Summer 2014 Quarterly are due July 1. Fill out the form online by searching "recap form" at alphagammadelta.org, or email your report to quarterly@alphagammadelta.org.

The Epsilon Upsilon Alumnae Chapter has had a very busy year! We began by helping Epsilon Upsilon-Tarleton State University with its recruitment efforts. We provided meals each night for the members following their recruitment parties. In October, we enjoyed an alumnae Homecoming luncheon hosted by the collegiate members. In November, we participated in our Alpha Gam Always event and had a soup exchange. Each member brought individual servings of their favorite soup to share with all the other members. Everyone attending was able to take home 10 different frozen soups. In February, the alumnae chapter donated a picnic basket full of goodies, including an autographed guitar from Miranda Lambert, for Epsilon Upsilon Chapter's philanthropy event. The basket and guitar helped raise $950! -Donna Plumlee Hendrix

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Meet Laura

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fter being laid off in the fall of 2011, Laura Wacaser Baltz, Beta Delta-Indiana University, founded Funemployed, a nonprofit that provides volunteer opportunities for the unemployed of central Indiana. Since then, Laura has created an incredible network of people helping local charities and organizations in need of volunteers, and in turn, helped hundreds of unemployed recover, learn new skills and find work. What sparked the idea to found Funemployed? I have worked in the nonprofit world my whole life, and just recently, I had an amazing job. After I was laid off, I found that it was lonely during the week. I started doing what I’ve done all my life, which is going out and volunteering. It really helped keep my spirits up and encouraged me to get out of the house during the day. I started thinking about that and knew there must be tons of other unemployed people who felt the same way. I talked to a lot of my friends who still worked in nonprofits, and Monday through Friday was the hardest time for them to get skilled volunteers. They were really excited about my idea. Then, I talked to unemployment centers and different networking groups, and they all really embraced it, too. How did you get started? I just printed a flyer on my computer and took it to the unemployment centers to pass out for me. The first time out, we had about 25 volunteers at a food bank. It was great from the very beginning! What has been the response to Funemployed? We have so many volunteers come out and tell us that it has really helped them with their job search and deal with the emotions from their job loss. One woman told me when she showed up at a food bank for the first time that she had been in her house for two weeks and hadn’t even opened the curtains. Funemployed gave her a reason to get out of bed and get dressed. She met other people who were unemployed as well, and I think it made her feel like she had some hope. Where do you hope to see Funemployed in five years? I think in the next year, we will probably start expanding to other cities. I’ve already gotten some interest from other cities in Indiana and also Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas. So in five years? I hope we would have several locations around the U.S. and hopefully just helping as many people as we can. How has your Alpha Gamma Delta experience impacted you along this journey? I wouldn’t be who I am today without Alpha Gamma Delta. It gave me incredible leadership opportunities and really showed me the importance of volunteering! What is your fondest Alpha Gam memory? All of it. I grew up in a small town, and Indiana University was such a big school. Alpha Gam gave me a family in that large environment. I’m still in touch with so many sisters. 22 quarterly

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KNOW HOW TO

Order a Replacement Badge Pop question time! Think fast. Do you know where your Badge is? It was something you probably wore all the time as a collegian but as an alumna, it may not make it out of the bottom of your jewelry box as often as you’d like. Or maybe you misplaced it years ago and wouldn’t even be able to guess where it might be. Here is the best news: you can order a replacement! You just need to: 1

Search for “replacement Badge” at alphagammadelta.org. That will take you to our Purchasing Center through Herff Jones. (You can also find the link to our Purchasing Center on the Shop page of the Fraternity website.)

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Select your initiating chapter from the chapter drop-down box.

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Enter the Badges section and browse for the Badge of your choice. Prices are available in the drop-down box for metal quality.

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Once you have completed your selections, click "Add to Cart." Then check out. In just a few weeks, your replacement Badge will be on its way to you!

History of Our Badge Did you know the Badge members wear today isn’t the original Badge that was adopted at Alpha Gamma Delta’s founding? After only a few months, our Founders changed their minds about their original Badge design. They decided they weren't huge fans of the Delta being jeweled and placed above the other two letters. So Estelle Shepard Beswick wrote to several jewelers in New York, asking them for their help. On November 19, 1905, the chapter selected the present, official Badge from a number of designs submitted by J. F. Newman. These are the current Badge styles that are available today:

Did you also know… The Alpha Gamma Delta Constitution and Standing Rules ask that Badges be returned to the Fraternity or buried with the individual member upon her entrance into Chapter Grand. If you would like to return your Badge to International Headquarters rather than eventually have it buried with you, you should complete the Badge Disposition Form, which can be found in the Resource Center of myAlphaGam under General Fraternity materials. Have questions? You can always contact International Headquarters at 317.663.4200 or email info@alphagammadelta.org.

Plain Badge

Plain Badge with Tiffany Pearl

Plain Badge with Tiffany Diamond

Crown Pearl Badge

Crown Pearl Badge with Tiffany Diamond

Crown Pearl Badge with Diamond Points

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hen I began this journey as your International President at International Convention 2006, the opportunities of growth and success for Alpha Gamma Delta were really a dream to me. But looking back, we all should have known it was a possible dream. We are a Fraternity of women who are inspired and want to impact the world. Each and every sister has helped the Fraternity become what it is today—a leading women's organization dedicated to excellence in education and leadership while remaining a sisterhood of friends. The past eight years of accomplishments are the result of thousands of hours of work provided by countless sisters. Partnering with so many of you on the different projects and tasks that have accelerated Alpha Gamma Delta has created memories that I will forever hold close to my heart. It was an interesting time in 2006 for Alpha Gamma Delta and the world economy. To be totally transparent, the Fraternity was not as financially stable as we would all prefer. Financial security became a major priority as the economy continued to crumble in 2008. Because of diligent commitment to fiscal responsibility, the Fraternity has been able to overcome this deficit and offer many more benefits to our members. When I walk into International Headquarters, I'm extremely proud to be an Alpha Gamma Delta! Being able to provide a home for all Alpha Gams to cherish is something generations of members can visit and experience. The

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new archival displays are beautiful! Many thanks to Brooke Malec Cranford, a Gamma Delta–Auburn University sister, for her expertise in providing historical displays in a relevant manner for all to enjoy! The formation of the Fraternity Housing Corporation is another game-changer for Alpha Gamma Delta. The benefits of safe, competitive and attractive housing are multifaceted. It aids with recruitment, which enhances the overall collegiate experience and helps membership growth.

Thank you to those who have had a hand in all the growth since 2006. All of the progress that has been made ... is a direct reflection of our sisterhood across the globe! Speaking of membership growth, it is, of course, always a priority. In the past eight years, we have revised our approach to analyzing extension opportunities and providing our current chapters with valuable resources and training to aid with recruitment. We set a goal to reach 12,000 collegiate members and over 120 chapters by 2016. Because of these efforts, we are so very close to meeting this goal already and should easily reach this by 2015—a year early! Technology has also dramatically changed since 2006, which has created many opportunities for Alpha Gamma Delta to streamline processes for our members. There have been two website redesigns, an

integration of a new database, a shift to automated reporting and the launch of an online learning center, to name a few. So many sisters have put their brains together to figure out how new technology can help make everything we do easier. The completion of the entire Alpha Gamma Delta Experience for collegiate members was a highlight that will benefit members for many years to come. Beginning in 2006, this has become one of the Fraternity’s most proud achievements for its innovative and relevant programming. The programs give members the power, values, skills and confidence to work together toward a future filled with Purpose and a lifetime connection to Alpha Gamma Delta. It has been such a wonderful ride! I look forward to serving the Fraternity in a new capacity while supporting the incoming International Council as they lead us to new heights! Thank you to those who have had a hand in all the growth since 2006. All of the progress that has been made—building new chapters and enhancing existing ones, focusing on financial sustainability and providing a relevant experience for the membership—is a direct reflection of our sisterhood across the globe! You are women who Live with Purpose! Loyally,

Jackie Brannon Stutts International President


chapter grand

Delta – University of Minnesota Genelle Vernig Simoni ’40 Epsilon – University of Kentucky Eloise Helton Drake ’46 Betty Cannon Powers ’46 Eta – DePauw University Harriet Wolter Conner ’43 Iota – University of Washington Carole Schuette Campbell ’52 Sabra Sundt Jacobs ’64 Oddrun Wick Hansen ’43 Kristine Bubb Ellis ’65 Kathy Woodman Wilson ’68 Kappa – Allegheny College Elizabeth Malc ’84 Lambda – Northwestern University Pamela Ruda ’68 Nu – Boston University Dorothy Perkins Bartlett ’41 Xi – Illinois Wesleyan University Nancy Northcutt Shook ’53 Ella Bane Wood ’42 Elizabeth Willmeroth Kivett ’47 Omicron – University of California, Berkeley Arden Raysor Glass ’50 Charlotte Cailteux Willig ’50 Rho – Iowa State University Phyllis Gildersleeve Nichols ’47 Sigma – University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Nancy Brue Reece ’49 Upsilon – University of Oklahoma Nancy Peters Kelley ’57

Phi – Oregon State University Janet Wilcox Nelson ’39 Barbara Thomas Jackson ’45 Chi – Michigan State University Mary Josephine Watkowski Gelhaus ’66 Psi – University of Alabama Rose Beveridge Smith ’46 Gayle VanCleve Ozbirn ’47 Peggy Jeffcoat ’82 Elizabeth Carmichael Heflin ’44

Beta Delta – Indiana University Dorthea Dunkin Looney ’48

Gamma Delta – Auburn University Minnie Watson Scott ’49

Beta Epsilon – Carroll University Sandra McChain Johnson ’59

Gamma Epsilon – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Virginia Forward Leonard ’48

Delta Alpha – University of Southern California Elizabeth Gisler Plumleigh ’78

Gamma Eta – High Point University Mary Clements Macomson ’73

Delta Beta – Washington State University Susan Hoop Bishop ’66

Gamma Gamma – Queens University of Charlotte Nancy Beaty Byrum ’35

Omega – University of Akron Edith Bausher Weisand ’44

Delta Eta – San Diego State University Joan Sparks Buttrill ’51

Gamma Iota – Mercer University Mary Carter Fordham ’60

Alpha Alpha – University at Buffalo Bernice Grundy Gutekunst ’45 Patricia Paulus Niemczyk ’54

Delta Gamma – Montana State University Mary Lou Kranz Hammell ’48 Alice Johnson Bradford ’45 Phyllis Nelson Ennis ’36 Betty King Hupp ’48

Gamma Nu – University of Tennessee, Knoxville Rita Sweeny Mott ’61

Alpha Beta – University of Michigan Signe Harriet Johnson ’34 Mildred Ashley Kladke ’48 Kay Clancy Dolson ’60 Alpha Delta – Ohio Wesleyan University Ruth Francy Martt ’38 June Deboor Canfield ’42 Alpha Eta – Dalhousie University Christine Arklie Graham ’41 Anne Ellen Garvock Fillmore ’58 Frances Jubien Williams ’46 Alpha Gamma – University of Cincinnati Joyce Ann Hottenstein ’71 Alpha Mu – Pennsylvania State University Barbara Knabb Hanford ’47 Alpha Theta – Hunter College Lucille Nicholas Melcher ’44

Epsilon Delta – University of Texas at Austin Marlynn Davis Donner ’55 Lois Tisdale Smith ’48 Epsilon Kappa – Pittsburg State University Joan Prete Lewis ’59 Mary Cuthbertson Crawford ’63

Gamma Omega – University of Alabama at Birmingham Carolyn Turner ’78 Gamma Sigma – Troy University Victoria Collier Craft ’81 Gamma Tau – University of West Georgia Susan Taylor Faller ’74

Epsilon Nu – University of Central Oklahoma Pattie Baker Aragon ’65

Gamma Xi – Murray State University Laura Fisher Tesseneer ’66

Epsilon Zeta – Arkansas State University Margaret Cooper Blackwood ’62

Gamma Zeta – University of Memphis Carol Mitchell Lyman ’60

Gamma Alpha – University of Georgia Laurie Bowers ’97 Norma Fields McLendon ’54 Gamma Beta – Florida State University Elinor Hager Durham ’56

Zeta Beta – Lehigh University Judith Sedlar Lubnow ’82 Zeta Eta – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Allison Tripodi 2003

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Beta Chapter: The First Extension

Beta-University of Wisconsin-Madison Charter, 1905 Illustrated by Founder Emily Helen Butterfield and signed by Founders Jennie Titus Smith Morris and Ethel Brown Distin

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arly in 1905, Dr. Wellesley P. Coddington (the Syracuse professor who encouraged Founder Marguerite Shepard to organize a new sorority and helped the Founders tremendously during the early years) reached out to several of his friends at other universities to see if those campuses would support a second chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was on this short list and one of the first to respond. After many letters back and forth, on June 16, 1905, Founders Jennie Titus Smith Morris and Ethel Brown Distin arrived in Madison, Wisconsin, to install 12 women to become the new Beta Chapter and present them with this charter, which now hangs in the archives room at International Headquarters. 28 quarterly

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Spot a Squirrel!

Our Directory International Headquarters Executive Director, Stephannie Sack Bailey 8710 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.663.4200 info@alphagammadelta.org Office Hours - 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, Julie Waitman Cretin 8710 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.663.4242 foundation@alphagammadelta.org Office Hours - 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT

International Council International President Jackie Brannon Stutts IP@alphagammadelta.org

Visiting a restaurant and see a squirrel figurine? 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 on the Fraternity website by searching "share your story."

International Vice President-Alumnae Lesley Hubbard IVPA@alphagammadelta.org International Vice PresidentCollegians Amber Garrison Duncan IVPC@alphagammadelta.org International Vice PresidentMembership Marie Ford Palmer IVPM@alphagammadelta.org International Vice President-Extension Liz Harriss York IVPE@alphagammadelta.org International Vice President-Finance Bobette Sandifer Thompson IVPF@alphagammadelta.org International Vice PresidentPanhellenic Affairs Rie Gerah Hoehner IVPPA@alphagammadelta.org

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Heather Bakke, Beta Omicron-Illinois State University, spotted this squirrel carving at a park in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lucinda Travis, Delta Epsilon-University of California, Los Angeles, spotted a squirrel statue on an early morning tour of Istanbul.

President Patricia Tulley Riddiford riddi4d@comcast.net Vice President Deborah Schmidt Eschenbacher Secretary Janis Lang Bartosz Treasurer Peggy Kuebler Field TRustees Estacia Medlen Brandenburg Debbie Douglass Roth Sue Maggio Sim Jackie Brannon Stutts

Fraternity Housing Corporation Board of Directors Executive Director Stephannie Sack Bailey

Alex Salazar, Epsilon Psi-University of Texas at Dallas, spotted this squirrel outside the Jonathan Adler store in Dallas, Texas.

The Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter members out shopping at ReTails Thrift Shop. The day they were shopping, the window display was "Nuts About ReTails."

President Katie Jolley Abernathy katie.abernathy@gmail.com DIRECTORS Amy Holthouse Blessing Gail Calkins Duree Bobette Sandifer Thompson

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