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SUMMER 2020 VOLUME 110 â&#x20AC;¢ ISSUE 4
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QUARTERLY Director of Communications and Marketing Wendy Theus Barker Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Quarterly Editor/Marketing Manager Jennifer Freeman Thompson Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Events Manager Hayley Baker Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Graphic Design Specialist Casey Miser, Alpha Omicron Pi Digital Marketing Specialist Lauren Wilson, Zeta Tau Alpha
Cheyenne Baker, Pi–Coe College; Emily Buice, Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Loretta Good, National Panhellenic Conference; Maggie Hackman, Epsilon– University of Kentucky; Beth Hartnett Jager, Delta Tau–Chapman University; Connie Milam, Delta Eta–San Diego State University
The Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly endeavors to serve as a forum of communication to inspire, educate and challenge members on Fraternity, Greek and women’s issues; to rekindle, sustain and excite member loyalty and interest through celebrating sisterhood and recognizing individual and chapter/club accomplishments; to serve as a permanent record and archive, documenting the Fraternity.
The Quarterly is published four times per year by the Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity and is created by its in-house Communications and Marketing Team. Two printed issues are distributed by mail and two digital issues are distributed by email. Submission deadlines are the first day of September, November, February and May. Submissions and questions may be sent to à firstname.lastname@example.org.
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International President's Viewpoint
wo years ago, I began my tenure as International President by implementing two questions we should ask prior to any decision made regarding our membership: Will our actions create the best sorority experience possible? and How are we inspiring women to impact the world? These questions have remained central over the past biennium. At the local level, we updated Good Standing requirements and saw significant improvement in member retention. Additionally, more collegiate chapters and alumnae chapters/clubs achieved Good Standing, which we attribute to a clearer road map and support. Beyond good standing, more than 80 percent of our collegiate members completed an annual survey through Dyad Strategies, allowing us to assess trends within chapters and determine areas of actionable improvement. While the Dyad surveys provide helpful data, one disturbing trend emerged. Throughout the Fraternity, our Black sisters and other members of color, do not have as positive of an experience as our white sisters. This resulted in the formation of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee during the 2018-19 year. It also informed several changes to our chapter support structure, as well as member education at all levels. While we have made progress through policy and procedure changes that promote greater inclusiveness, recent events in the U.S. have put the experiences of our Black sisters front and center. As a membership organization, we have made a commitment to examine every aspect of the Fraternity and to determine logical changes that will help us better realize the best sorority experience possible—for all of our members. After the tragic death of George Floyd sparked even greater awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement, we knew we had to do more. We gathered feedback, conducted surveys and held town hall listening sessions with our collegiate and alumnae members.
While we heard—for some—Alpha Gam is a safe haven, we also learned more about the micro and macro-aggressions which have negatively impacted some of our sisters, including instances which made it difficult for some to find a home within our organization. We also heard from volunteers whose primary inspiration to serve is to allow sisters of all races to see and know there is a place for them within our sisterhood. Our Fraternity leadership remains committed to ensuring our members of color are seen, heard and supported—and that our actions create the best possible sorority experience for all members. I encourage you to read about Our Commitments on page 17 and track our progress and future initiatives on the ® Alpha Gam website. As a membership organization, it will take much more than our leaders to affect change. We need all members to show up and help in this endeavor. It will take constructive dialogue and action. It will require patience, grace and kindness as mistakes are made and learning occurs. Quite simply—to make Alpha Gam loving, leading, lasting for all—we must all commit to live up to our Initiation vows and the words found in our Purpose: to hold truth inviolable, sincerity essential, kindness invaluable. Loyally in epsilon pi,
Lee Woodham Langub
International President Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia
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In This Issue
TIME TO LISTEN Dr. Ericka Rowland talks to us about power, privilege and what to do about it on the Love Listen Lead podcast.
UNCONVENTIONAL Though International Convention was canceled, part of the show still went on—thanks to the power of sisterhood (and the internet).
SETTLING BACK IN One year later, members at Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University still love their FHC home on the prairie.
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Spot a Squirrel Red•Buff•Green Scene Fraternity Updates new! Media Mix Alpha Gam Achievements
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She Said Pearls of Wisdom Sister Profile Foundation Chapter Grand
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Pam Renfro Knies, Gamma Iota–Mercer University, made this for a senior at Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia as part of the SisConnect initiative this spring. 1. While studying abroad at Denmark Technical University, Anastasiya 5 Varanetskaya, Zeta Eta– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, found this friend during a hike at the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic. 2. Working from home during a quarantine is a great time to appreciate all the squirrel notepads you've been hoarding all these years, like this one found by Sara Burnaby, Zeta Psi– Western Michigan University. 3. Kimberly Horner Dunnagan-Alpha Tau, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania came across this artwork during a hike at Elk Knob State Park in Todd, North Carolina. 4. Aleah Biertzer, Beta Epsilon–Carroll University, was excited to meet this rescue squirrel being cared for by a friend. 5. Tori Bailey, Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University, was happy to receive #FlatSkiouros in the special collegiate edition of the Quarterly. Let us know where have you taken him! Show us your squirrels at #spotasquirrel or ® alphagammadelta.org/quarterly-mag.
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Safety in Numbers
Initiation looked different for new members this spring and summer. Some chapters held masked, socially distant services, like Zeta Omega–Ontario Tech University.
The number of members Initiated during two virtual services held in August.
So Long, Seniors! Since the class of 2020 didn't get a proper goodbye, we asked chapters to send us their photos for a slideshow salute. Missed it? ® Watch it here!
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The number of Appreciation Roses purchased from the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Though the Foundation's Rose Garden was unable to bloom at International Convention this year, more than $7,700 was raised to benefit the Foundation's annual fund, our sisters in need and the fight against hunger. Thank you,sisters!
The number of downloads of our Love Listen Lead through May 31. Made possible by an educational grant from the Alpha Gam Foundation, the podcast touches on world topics and issues women face today by talking with industry experts. Tune in at ® alphagammadelta.org/podcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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While everyone has processed the May 25 death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd in their own way, here is a sampling of Alpha Gams taking action in their communities.
DEAR QUARTERLY, Though collegians typically only receive a digital copy of our magazine, we made the decision to change up our usual Spring content and send them copies of the Quarterly to let them know we were thinking about them during the global pandemic. If you missed this socially distanced token of our love, you can view it ® here. We asked via Instagram story what parts our sisters enjoyed most—and were happy to learn they loved a little bit of everything, including: ® CHAPTER DIRECTORY Savana Shellman | @savanasmileyface Zeta Nu–Alma College ® UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GAME Liz Williams | @lizbethwilliams Nu Gamma–East Carolina University ® LCS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Grace Moore | @gracemoore.jpeg Delta Xi–Arizona State University ® TRAVELING WITH TINA Madelyn Moore | @madelynduh_ Theta Zeta–Randolph Macon College
We also heard from several members—both collegians and alumnae with kids heading to college—who appreciated ® Weight of the World, our article about anxiety among college students. And, of course, Kappa Beta–Missouri Western State University, was excited to see their chapter sister, Cecelia Tackett, on the cover. We also heard from alumnae asking about Chapter Grand and other recurring features. Don't worry— we've resumed our regular content in this issue and made a few small tweaks we hope you'll enjoy.
Let us know what you think! The outpouring of words, deeds and support for Black lives and our members of color has been truly heartwarming. We hope you've felt it, too.
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fraternity updates New Fraternity Partnership Alpha Gamma Delta has partnered with Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton. With her help, the Fraternity will develop an intentional, positive approach to our work surrounding diversity, social justice, inclusion, healing and allyship, as well as provide support for our Black members and members of color, "I am honored to partner with Alpha Gamma Delta on their efforts to build a more anti-racism sisterhood. The leadership and heart in the women of Alpha Gamma Delta to do this work will build a stronger sisterhood and ultimately a better world," said Dr. Stacey. For nearly 20 years, she has dedicated herself to helping students maximize their learning, health and wellness and personal growth. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Counselor Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stacey served the Governing Board of the American College Personnel Association as the Director of Equity and Inclusion where she used her expertise and experience to navigate complicated social justice issues. Follow her on ® Twitter @ drstaceypw and check out her podcast ® Being the Dot.
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International Council will host a virtual ceremony October 4 to announce Honors of Epsilon Pi recipients. Tune into ® facebook.com/alphagammadelta for the live awards presentation.
Harm Prevention Update • As we continue to navigate the many changes caused by COVID-19, we are developing ways to implement more programs online, such as Alcohol Skills Training Program and proactive harm prevention chapter visits. • We are launching a new virtual event registration platform— stay tuned for more info! • The Development Team and Fraternity Services hosted four webinars in fall 2019 term and Impact Talks in spring 2020 term. The Fraternity's partnership with Polaris Consulting continues with webinars and on-going support from Dr. Daryl Appleton and Dr. Jennifer Weaver-Breitenbecher.
Kalina Haynes Appointed to New NPC Committee Kalina Haynes, Mu–Brenau University, has been selected to serve on the National Panhellenic Conference's newly created Access and Equity Advisory Committee. The committee will provide the NPC Board of Directors with recommendations and guidance on increasing access to the sorority experience and equity across NPC policies and procedures. The formation of this committee is just one step NPC is taking to identify and eliminate the structural and systemic barriers for women to join our organizations. ® Learn more about NPC's efforts.
While colleges and universities return to campus for the 2020-21 academic year, the Fraternity Housing Corporation has worked diligently to create resources to prepare our collegiate women and staff members for a safe and healthy fall term. The culmination of this effort has materialized into the ® Safe on Purpose Campaign. Inspired by the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose, it encourages members to prioritize the wellbeing of themselves and their sisters. The campaign includes safety recommendations, best practices, visual signage and physical resources for chapters to use to ensure their homes are safe, healthy places to grow their sisterhood. "While so much remains uncertain during this time, our care and concern for our members is unwavering," said FHC Executive Director Lisa Spalding. 6
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Initiation Attire Update While attire should still reflect the reverence of the occasion, pantsuits may now be worn at Initiation. Collegiate members should dress in white, off-white or cream. Alumnae may wear shades of white or pastels. Additional guidelines will be shared with collegiate chapters and alumnae groups.
Talent of Leadership Awards Congratulations to the 2020 recipients: • Jennifer Wiser Beall, Alpha Xi–University of Maryland, in Science and Space Technology • Helen Ann Huff Dunlap, Epsilon Eta–Texas Christian University, in Education and Spiritual/Religious Leadership
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• Linda Ann Weintz Nelson, Delta Gamma–Montana State University, in Education, Nursing and Athletics • Gina Marie Godbehere Thomas, Delta Xi–Arizona State University, in Law • Michele Schallip, Alpha Upsilon-Central Michigan University, in Military- Environmental Research and Protection The Talent of Leadership Award is presented to alumnae who exemplify the best of Alpha Gam through contributions to their professions and communities. Nominations are made by an alumnae chapter/club, collegiate chapter or individual members of the Fraternity. Recipients are selected by International Council. Learn more at ® alphagammadelta.org/alumnae-recognition.
Here's your opportunity to connect with alumnae and explore themes important to modern women. Each year, the book club reads, learns and joins together with sisters—locally and virtually. Join the Facebook Group at ® bit.ly/AGD-Book-Club
news affecting our members and the greater fraternity/sorority community MEMBER NEWS
Autumn Gupta supports best friend, goes viral
Autumn structured resources by blocks of time so people could select an exercise based on how much time they had available that day and, hopefully, make it part of their daily routine. “This is a huge, overwhelming topic. That’s what spurred dividing content into 10-, 25- and 45-minute chunks," said Autumn.
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right), Delta Alpha–University of Southern California, made headlines in the ® Washington Post when—in support of her best friend Bryanna Wallace—she began a mission to educate herself on the bias, discrimination and injustice that frequently impacts Black people. Following the death of George Floyd, Autumn wanted to learn without burdening her friend. She created a Google document of books, podcasts, articles, documentaries and TED Talks—and it took the internet by storm. Though the document was intended for a small group of friends and family, it was viewed by more than 190,000 people in less than a week. That’s when Autumn and Bryanna decided to transform the document into the website ® Justice in June.
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Follow the duo on ® Twitter where they refer to themselves as 'two queens on a mission to spread truth, love and awareness.' Beth Ford discusses ruling for LGBTQ workers In a June interview with ® Fortune, Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford, Rho– Iowa State University, shared insight on the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 6-3 decision that the 1964 Civil Rights Act would protect gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace. Beth, the only openly gay woman to run a Fortune 500 company, was named to ® Fast Company's inaugural "Queer 50" list in May and was featured in ® Time in June.
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and wealthy.” Inter/national fraternity and sorority leaders say the activists are calling attention to the right issues but taking the wrong approach. The movement gained traction after a piece on the movement's beginnings at Vanderbilt University was featured in the ® New York Times. See page 17 of this issue to learn more about Alpha Gam's commitment to ensure a loving, inclusive experience for members of color. Harvard drops sanctions on single-sex groups
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chapters participating in Primary Recruitment this fall will hold some or all recruitment rounds online. According to ® AL.com, close to 2,000 women received bids following virtual Primary Recruitment at the University of Alabama. While Bid Day did not have its usual fanfare, squeals could still be heard across campus as bids were distributed by email. Among the women joining one of Alabama's 18 Panhellenic sororities, were 112 new members at Alpha Gam's Psi Chapter. Anti-fraternity/sorority movement gains traction
A ® Chronicle of Higher
Education piece cited activity on at least a dozen campuses and includes comments from students who say fraternity/ sorority life is “a system of exclusive groups that were historically limited to the white
likely not withstand further legal challenges from fraternities and sororities, Harvard University announced it will lift its ban on single-sex social groups, according to the ® Boston Globe. If upheld, it could have set a dangerous precedent on other campuses. "Students are free to associate with other students without regard to their gender—and targeting single-sex student organizations is illegal and wrong," said NPC CEO Dani Weatherford and Judson Horras, CEO of the North American Interfraternity Conference, in a joint statement released June 29 following Harvard’s decision. Florida passes new hazing legislation
The ® Tallahassee Democrat
reported Gov. Ron DeSantis signed “Andrew’s Law," named after Andrew Coffey, a new member of Pi Kappa Phi at Florida State University who died of alcohol poisoning at an offcampus initiation event. The law makes Florida is the first U.S. state to make hazing a felony.
alpha gam achievements celebrating members' career milestones, accolades and successes
Jennifer Lyons, Rho–Iowa State University, was recently named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. Jennifer is the Vice President of WGN America. She will launch “News Nation,” a nightly news show debuting in September. A 27-year veteran of WGN, is an Emmy Award Winning producer, Silver Dome Award Winner and was named News Director of the Year in 2017 by Broadcasting+Cable. Jennifer has been hailed as a much loved and respected leader who guided Chicago’s busiest television news operation to the top of the ratings.
Erica Solberg, Beta Beta–North Dakota State University, was appointed to the State Board of Higher Education by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. The board has eight voting members appointed by the governor, including one student. Erica is a senior from Bismarck, North Dakota, majoring in political science and journalism. She has served as a Senator for the Student Government Association and is a reporter for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper.
Pauline Weaver, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, was elected Secretary of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest voluntary association of attorneys. She was a Public Defender until 2011 when she opened her own firm. She is a past President and co-founder of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, past President of California Women Lawyers and former Vice President of the California State Bar Board of Governors. Pauline has received numerous awards for her legal and civic work, including Alpha Gam’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 1991.
Laura Burkards Junkin, Upsilon–University of Oklahoma, was named Principal at Oak Mountain Intermediate School in Birmingham, Alabama. Laura has worked in education for nearly 20 years and recently earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University. She also serves as the Administration Team Advisor for Gamma Omega– University of Alabama at Birmingham and was a 1999–2000 Leadership Consultant for IHQ.
Janet Harris Tonkovich, Delta Alpha-University of Southern California, was installed as President of the Half Century Trojans, a group of USC alumni who promote the Trojan Spirit and connect USC alumni across generations through events like Going Back to School. In addition to her extensive involvement with USC and the Orange County community, Janet has co-authored two books with her chapter sister and best friend, Donna Lewis Friess.
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Dee Dupree Bennett and Monica Anderson Young, chapter sisters from Gamma Sigma–Troy University, recently launched a series of a children’s activity books about a curious squirrel named Short who wants to help children explore their surroundings. Their mission is to educate and entertain Alabama’s youngest citizens. Dee is a professor at Troy University in the area of Leadership and Administration and has a doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on virtual schools. She has co-authored a textbook on strategic planning for school leaders and published several articles focusing on business management for schools. Dee lives in Eufala, Alabama, and serves as President of the Troy Area Alumnae Chapter. Monica is the owner and principal of creative firm Assisted Communications. She also holds a certificate in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University and was named one of Georgetown University's Hoya Top 30 while pursuing a master’s in Strategic Global Communication. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Global Leadership at Troy University. She lives in Daphne, Alabama. Download coloring pages featuring Short or learn more about his adventures at ® shortthesquirrel.com
book releases Diane Vajda Phelps Budden, Chi–Michigan State University, has released her fouth book, Dear Hubby of Mine: Home Front Wives in World War II. The book is penned from more than 500 letters exchanged between her parents, a housewife and her sailor husband while he was away at war. Diane lives in Sedona, Arizona, where she runs Red Rock Mountain Press and teaches workshops on a variety of topics. Learn more at ® dianephelpsbudden.com.
Judy Dearlove, Beta Delta–Indiana University, published her first novel last November. PLAY ON! has been named a finalist for the INDIES Book of the Year and was featured in Shelf Unbound’s recommended reading list. Play On! is a stand-up-and-cheer tale of epic rivalry and deep friendship. She lives and writes in Durham, North Carolina. Visit ® judydearlove.com to learn more. Gail Knight, Gamma Beta–Florida State University, and her husband, Bob, have released their debut book. Married To It chronicles their journey to keep both marriage intact while building the largest event photography company in the world. The couple met when Gail, who served as the Treasurer for Gamma Beta, hired Bob to take photos for an Alpha Gam event. She eventually became Chief Finance Officer of their company, overseeing the acquisition of several other photography businesses. The couple sold their company in 2013 but remain major stakeholders.
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PENNY YOCUM EDMONDSON ALPHA GAM VOLUNTEER POSITION
Ritual Committee Chair for the Volunteer Service Team CHAPTER & YEAR OF INITIATION
Beta Xi—Purdue University, 1969 MOST REWARDING PART OF SERVING ON VST
The fabulous sisters with whom I have been privileged to work. They are the reason I have volunteered for the Fraternity—beginning almost the day I became an alumna. INSPIRED BY
Mother Teresa. She respected the dignity of every person, but especially individuals thrown away by society. She saw the face of God in each of them. CURRENTLY READING
I just finished Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and The Aviator's Wife. My book club just sent out the new list so my next book will be The Samuri's Garden. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
I usually listen to Satellite radio. LATEST BINGE WATCH
My husband and I are loving "Escape to the Country". It is a house-hunting series for those wishing to move to England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. It takes the viewer to the most fascinating places! CURRENT OBSESSION
I am obsessed with making quilts out of my fabric stash. During the quarantine, I took stock of the fabric I have on hand and—I have to admit—there's enough! FAVORITE INDULGENCE
Starbucks' lattes, homemade baked goods or a great tiramisu. ON HER DAY OFF
I’m retired so every day is a day off! I love to travel, hike, babysit my fabulous grandchildren, go out for lunch with friends, quilt and work in the garden. DREAM JOB
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POWER, PRIVILEGE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT WITH DR. ERICKA ROLAND
The following Q&A with Dr. Ericka Roland, Theta Lambda– University of West Florida, took place in two sittings and was recorded for Alpha Gam’s podcast, Love Lead Listen. It has been condensed for publication and portions have been paraphrased for space, so we encourage you to listen to both episodes 5 and 6 to hear the interviews in entirety at ® alphagammadelta.org/ podcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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Q: What is power? I know it's like a term we throw around a lot, but do you have an actual definition for us to start off with? A: I usually discuss power from a social justice/social change perspective. I’ve done a lot of research on power, unequal power, privilege and oppression and how it shows up in education, economics, class and other places. Access = privilege = power. Privilege is a result of power and oppression. It is not earned. In the US, being white is kind of a currency for access. It is something you are born into. When you think about economic class—middle class, upper class—you begin your life born into a class. You didn’t earn your place there. Most people who say, “I pulled myself up by my bootstraps,” still had opportunities in place and access to resources that others do not. Q: We talked about power dynamics in education— where else are we talking about? A: Healthcare, economics and judicial systems. Think about policies and societal norms, such as the concept of middle class. Whose norm is in place? Whose perspective is used as the ultimate truth? Q: That's interesting you said ‘the ultimate truth’— it's all perspective, right? A: It's all perspective. So, at the end of the day, if everyone should aim for the middle-class standard— whose standard is that? It's been that way since our formation of a country. The power of inequality is that it's made for you not to see. Even if you're one of those people who have multiple oppressed identities (poor, female, non-white, LBGTQ+, etc.), you may be socialized to think it’s what you deserve. If the cultural standard wasn’t made for you, you won’t necessarily get there by just going to college or working harder. Some people don't have to think about their race. They don't have to ask themselves if they should buy a house in a particular neighborhood because someone might see them jogging, assume they don’t belong and call the police. They don’t have to worry that if they
show up to a protest, they will be labeled a thug. They don’t have to worry they might get shot if they wear a hoodie to go buy some Skittles. That’s the oppressive weight Black people carry every day. Q: Going back to the idea that the American dream is to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, but that's not possible for most of the country. It has typically worked for a few white males, but not enough that everyone should be expected to do the same. A: Yes, and I think you can see that now— especially in politics. Organizations like Alpha Gamma Delta give us an opportunity to rethink what it means to be a woman in these spaces. We have an opportunity to come together and create our own systems. If some spaces were never meant for us, we can push back and create our own spaces.
“SOME PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THEIR RACE. THEY DON'T HAVE TO ASK THEMSELVES IF THEY SHOULD BUY A HOUSE IN A PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE SOMEONE MIGHT ASSUME THEY DON’T BELONG AND CALL THE POLICE...THEY DON’T HAVE TO WORRY THEY MIGHT GET SHOT IF THEY WEAR A HOODIE TO GO BUY SOME SKITTLES. THAT’S THE OPPRESSIVE WEIGHT BLACK PEOPLE CARRY EVERY DAY.”
For example, it’s important for women to have a space where they can be with other women and talk about leadership without male influence. If we have different identities within the group of women, that’s okay. It still provides a space to find your people, learn where lines are drawn and experience people who are different from us without the confines of societal norms.
Think about college women. They are constantly given messages about how to not be sexually assaulted, how to protect themselves by not wearing certain clothes or acting a certain way. This can lead to internalized oppression. Having a safe space where you don’t have to be on guard about what society says you need to be can feed your soul.
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It also allows women to have discussions about issues that affect us without having to first educate the men in the room. Spending the time to get them up to speed is exhausting and would leave little room for anything else. Removing that piece of it allows women to listen to and discuss the complexities of life without those barriers.
“IF YOU FIND YOURSELF ANGRY AND READY TO SHAME SOMEONE, TRY CONSIDERING THE RULES, POLICIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT LED THEM TO USING THAT WORD. THEN FIGURE OUT HOW YOU CAN MOST EFFECTIVELY HELP OVERTURN THOSE RULES AND POLICIES.”
We can better learn about the differences that make us stronger together. It also allows us to enter the ‘real world’ knowing that not everyone has the same background or perspective. We are better equipped to take a step back before making snap judgments based on our own experiences. It can be incredibly healing. And safe spaces are needed for more than just women. Q: So how do we change the system? A: Start with yourself. Spend time and to really think about the change you want to make. For example, consider inequality in funding for local schools. Some schools have substantially better resources when the people in their zoned district pay higher property tax. Is this fair? No. Students should not have fewer or greater learning opportunities based on their zip code. When angry or passionate about a particular issue, we tend to want quick change. Picking up a protest sign can feel good in 16 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
the moment—and it can bring awareness to a situation. Rather than assuming this is the solution, what if you took a step back to identify where the inequality is happening? Take a moment to learn how you can work toward lasting change. What if you channeled your energy and passion into finding and supporting the local candidate who will fight for equality in funding? What if you organized community meetings to educate people without children the importance of fighting systemic change in schools? What if you volunteered for a school with fewer resources? Do your research and figure out how your energy can fuel the most impactful change. Q: I like that you make the point to not rush in and assume you know all the answers— especially if you’re not one of the people experiencing the problem. A: Yes—and sometimes that means being quiet. If you’re not the one experiencing the problem, take time to listen and learn. Making too much noise will drown out the voices of the people who are being treated unfairly. Start by working within your own space to challenge the systems in your everyday life—your faith groups, your service groups, your family, even yourself. There is a lot of talk right now about ‘doing the work,’ but sometimes that means you need to clean up your own house first. Q: Tell me more about what you mean by not taking up space or 'being noise." A: Taking time to stop and listen can be hard—especially if you're an academic like me. I always want to jump in and say, “Hey, I read this book and I have the solution! Let me tell you about it. Let me help you with your problems!” But that’s not always the best way to enact change. It’s important to look at yourself first. You may not say oppressive things, but you can contribute to it by not identifying thoughts within yourself. For example—as a white woman—when you see a black man walking toward you on the sidewalk, do you cross the street or hold onto your purse? This type of unspoken judgment reinforces oppression.
Q: You're right. Actions speak louder than words. And that's a hard thing to remember when someone you love says something that's not right. A: It’s easy for a social justice warrior to decide who is woke and not woke. But sometimes you need to give people the space to realize what is right or wrong. Battles are more of a distraction—they don’t push anyone forward. A social justice warrior can be quick to jump on someone for using the wrong word. But, if you find yourself angry and ready to shame someone, first try considering the rules, policies and experiences that led them to using that particular word. Then figure out how you can most effectively help overturn those rules and policies. Q: We're currently seeing a lot of conversations about race and push-back against how the system was built. A: Yes, I think it's exciting that everyone is paying attention to systems, especially in terms of how we are policed and how we police each other. It’s important to remember policing really began in the Jim Crow era. Just because slaves were freed, didn't mean they suddenly became equal. Many believed Black folks to be violent and detrimental to society. This led to the over-policing of people of color, which led to the over-incarceration of Black men, which led to even more fear that Black folks are violent and detrimental to society. This is not something that ended in the 1950s. It’s still happening today. In order to overcome racism, we must acknowledge the role race plays all over the country. It happened this May in New York when Amy Cooper called the police after a Black man in Central Park asked her to put her dog on a leash. She weaponized the widely-perceived prejudice of the police and the fear of potential physical harm many Black people feel when confronted by the police. Q: How can we break this cycle? A: To be honest with you, I don’t think change is going to happen in our lifetime. I think we are going to have to chip away at this thing. Think about Flint, Michigan. The rest of
the country is having a conversation about washing your hands to prevent COVID-19, but folks in Flint still don’t have clean water. Flint is predominately Black, but the people making the decisions regarding their water quality are not; therefore, it’s not a priority to fix. It’s hard to imagine real change happen when, five years later, the people of Flint still do not have safe, clean drinking water. Q: We see a lot of Alpha Gamma Delta members specifically asking how they can help. What would you say to them? A: So first off, I want to say how proud I am watching the online engagement of sisters of all colors and all places really holding Alpha Gam to its word. To me, that's exciting. A lot of organizations and companies are coming out with statements regarding Black Lives Matter—which is great, but we need to keep holding these groups accountable. Ask your church, your alumnae group, your company’s human resources department what actionable steps they are taking and what policies are changing. If the company you work for only hires percent Black folks, what does that mean? Does it mean there are inherent biases preventing them from being hired? Not necessarily—but it’s okay for you to ask
the question. If your company chalks it up to not having enough Black applicants, challenge them to look deeper. Where does your company advertise jobs? What does the recruitment or internship program look like? Is your company perceived as a welcoming place of employment to non-white people? Now, think of this in terms of sorority recruitment. It’s true that the vast majority of women who participate in the Primary Recruitment of NPC sororities are white. Why is that? What are NPC, Alpha Gam and your university doing to fix the systemic racism inside their own system? What are you personally doing? Q: As you mentioned earlier, sometimes your actions should be substantial and less performative. I think a lot of white folks feel the need to let us know they are one of the good ones by posting articles on social media, touting Black-owned businesses or publicly donating to Black Lives Matter. When I see this, I'm like, okay, good for you. But if you’re looking for me to pat you on the back, I need you to get over that. Standing up for what is right should be a baseline. I deserve to be treated as a human. I deserve to live in my house and not be shot. Declarations on Facebook will not make that less likely to happen.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see so many allies—and I’m not asking you to stop using your voice. But, at the end of the day, you also have power and influence to do something more substantial. Stop and think about how you can use it. Also, get to know someone that's different than you. Read some books or online articles. Seek out something that's totally different than you and try to come at it with an open heart. If it makes you uncomfortable, you're doing the right thing. Q: So, it's okay to be uncomfortable? A: It's okay to be uncomfortable. Sit in the discomfort. I think of it like I do a good workout. If you don't have any pain, you're not working hard enough.
Dr. Ericka Roland is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Higher Education Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a student affairs professional in Residential Life and Fraternity/Sorority Life. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Florida, a master's degree in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida. Follow her on ® Twitter @dreroland.
doing our part On May 29, days after the needless death of George Floyd—in a time when so many businesses and organizations across the United States scrambled to find the right words, we issued a statement on our social media to condemn these acts and reaffirm our commitment to educating our members about race, bias and the experiences of our members of color. Behind the scenes, International Council, our volunteer Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and every department at IHQ worked day and night the following days to complete a comprehensive list of action steps we would take to make Alpha Gamma Delta a safer, more loving space for all members—regardless of color. Our silence was mistaken for indifference and inaction. We received hundreds of comments, direct messages and emails demanding to know what Alpha Gamma Delta was going to do to dismantle
the systemic racism that is still seen in today's fraternity/sorority experience. They took charge and elevated the conversation. They challenged us to be better. It wasn't enough to commit to increasing diversity within our organization and enforcing a zero-tolerance policy toward discrimination, racism and bigotry. We had to learn to talk about and make our work and make it public so we could be held accountable by our members. There is still a lot of work to do, and we can’t do it alone. We ask you to join us on this journey. We invite you to visit ® alphagammadelta.org/our-commitment to see what we are doing to combat racism and bigotry within our organization. We've also provided resources and tools you can use to help make a difference in the community where you are placed.
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On April 8, Alpha Gam's International President made the difficult announcement that the 51st International Convention would be canceled due to the highly contagious spread of COVID-19. But a global pandemic couldn't stop our sisters from taking care of important Fraternity business.
When the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on February 1, it was still business as usual for Alpha Gamma Delta. Collegiate members were settling back into their routines after holiday break, alumnae groups were busy preparing for International Reunion Day and International Headquarters staff was preparing for the arrival of nearly 500 collegiate officers in Indianapolis for the Academy for Collegiate Officers. A little more than a month later, the tone dramatically changed. Stay-at-home orders were issued in most states, more than 100,000 cases had been confirmed in the U.S. and COVID-19 had officially been declared a global pandemic. "We were at an impasse. Countless site visits, contracts, vendors, programming and travel schedules had been in the works for well over a year," said International President, Lee Woodham Langub, Gamma Alphaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;University of Georgia. "If we canceled, we'd forfeit deposits, lose thousands of hours of work and possibly be in breach of several contracts. If we didn't cancel, we'd risk not making the minimum registration numbers to pull off an event of this scale. Or worse, we could proceed with the event and endanger the lives of our attendeesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many of whom where in high risk categories."
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Still, there were hopes the virus would dissipate by June. "Several other NPC groups weighed the same pros and cons—two groups had their 150th anniversary celebrations on the line," said Lee. "In true Panhellenic spirit, the Council Presidents kept in close contact as the situation progressed." As the death toll in North America reached nearly 3,000 in early April, it became clear the pandemic wasn't going away anytime soon. International Council made the decision to cancel the in-person event in Phoenix and move the most crucial aspects online. "IHQ Staff and volunteers immediately pivoted focus," said Executive Director, Katie Jolley Abernathy, Delta Theta– University of Idaho. "There were so many moving parts to consider. Logistics, technology and the security implications of conducting Fraternity business—and possibly Ritual—over the internet all had to be reimagined." Virtual town hall-style discussions and online voting replaced the in-person business meeting and, ultimately, all six of the ® proposed resolutions were passed by August. This included the removal of operational titles for International Council Vice Presidents. The installation of the 2020-22 International Council took place via Zoom in July and award ceremonies were broadcast later that month. Speakers and programming were reimagined into podcast guests, blog posts and articles for the Spring issue of the Quarterly.
“While the current state of reality keeps us physically separated, we know the bonds of sisterhood extend beyond physical distance.” INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT LEE WOODHAM LANGUB IN AN EMAIL TO REGISTRANTS AND VOTING DELEGATES
A group of more than 2,200 sisters from all over the world shared thoughts and memories in an unofficial "Stay at Home Convention" Facebook group. Group members enjoyed sharing photos and memories while reading daily snippets from Managing Director Lindsay Jarman, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, of what would have taken place in Phoenix each day—both out front and behind the scenes. Alumnae Initiates participated in the virtual service held for more than 900 collegiate new members who had to leave school before they were Initiated. Though it was anything but conventional, sisters were still able to celebrate as their chapters won awards, reminisce on past conventions and make the most of a more-than-sociallydistanced time together. The missed in-person connections and anticipation of Louisville in 2022 will make a Convention you will not want to miss.
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International Council 2020-22
LEE WOODHAM LANGUB
KAREN DONALDSON METZGER
THETA ETA UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
GAMMA BETA FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
GAMMA IOTA MERCER UNIVERSITY
GAMMA ALPHA UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
ALPHA UPSILON CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
GAMMA PHI GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
GAMMA ZETA UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
OCCUPATION Senior Consultant, Talent & Organizational Development, Indiana University EDUCATION B.A. in English, M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Juris Doctor, Ph.D. in Higher Education Catherine lives in Indianapolis and wears the Arc of Epsilon Pi with Diamond
OCCUPATION Senior Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP EDUCATION B.S. in Accounting, Master of Accountancy Alicia lives in New York City
OCCUPATION Interim Department Development Director, Mercer University College of Pharmacy EDUCATION B.A. in both Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies Andrea lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, and wears the Arc of Epsilon Pi with Diamond
Thanks to the power of social media, more than 2,200 sisters gathered in a Facebook group to enjoy some of the sisterhood they missed this year. Members posted souvenirs from past Conventions and favorite items from their squirrel collections, including Nancy Garrett Mele, Gamma Alpha, University of Georgia, who showed off her favorite squirrel PJs (right). They even held a Living Circle Zoom singalong, coordinated by 2016 Convention Soloist Alex Massey,
OCCUPATION Professor of Curriculum & Assessment, Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University EDUCATION B.S. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies Lee lives in Marietta, Georgia, and wears the Crescent of Epsilon Pi with Diamonds
OCCUPATION Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard EDUCATION B.S. in Earth Science, Master of Public Administration, Officer Candidate School Michele lives in Newport, Rhode Island, and wears the Arc of Epsilon Pi
OCCUPATION Assistant Director of Academic and Membership Affairs at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) EDUCATION B.S. in Literature, Media & Communication, Juris Doctor
OCCUPATION Chief Administrative Officer, NewSouth Capital Management EDUCATION B.A. in Communication, Juris Doctor Stephanie lives in Memphis and wears the Arc of Epsilon Pi with Diamond
Karen lives in Martinsville, Indiana, and wears the Crescent of Epsilon Pi
Gamma Beta–Florida State University. One of the most popular daily threads prompted members to showed off Alpha Gam jewelry collected through the years, such as a bracelet full of charms from past Conventions posted by Laurie Vesalo, Omega– University of Akron. There were also several loving tributes to former International Vice President Patti Carey Floren, Delta Eta–San Diego State University, who entered Chapter Grand in May of this year.
DID YOU KNOW? The 2020 International Convention was the sixth to be canceled. It was omitted in 1917, 1943, 1945 and 1951 due to wartime conditions and during The Great Depression in 1933. It has otherwise been held regularly since May 1907. Summer 2020 21
Biennium Awards 2018-2020
ACTIVITIES AWARD • Tau–University of Toronto, Alpha Epsilon– Westminster College (A) • Gamma Xi–Murray State University (B) • Zeta Beta–Lehigh University (C) • Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia (D) Honor Roll: Alpha Eta–Dalhousie University, Delta Nu–University of Calgary, Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University, Kappa Delta– Westminster College, Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Gamma Lambda–Longwood University, Zeta Theta–Lafayette College, Theta Zeta–RandolphMacon College, Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University, Zeta Pi–Saint Joseph's University, Psi–University of Alabama, Gamma Delta– Auburn University, Gamma Sigma–Troy University, Theta Tau–Belmont University JOY OF SERVICE AWARD • Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College (A) • Gamma Omicron–Eastern Kentucky University (B) • Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University (C) • Psi–University of Alabama (D) Honor Roll: Tau–University of Toronto, Beta Phi–Valparaiso University, Delta Nu–University of Calgary, Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University, Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University, Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University, Epsilon Kappa– Pittsburg State University, Zeta Eta–Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Zeta Theta–Lafayette College, Theta Zeta–Randolph-Macon College, Phi–Oregon State University, Beta Xi–Purdue University, Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama, Alpha Beta–University of Michigan, Theta Omega–University of South Carolina MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD • Psi–University of Alabama Honor Roll: Gamma Delta–Auburn University, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology, Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham, Theta Tau–Belmont University RECRUITMENT PROGRESS AWARD • Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University (A) • Kappa Gamma–Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi (B) • Delta Upsilon–Boise State University (C) • Beta Delta–Indiana University (D) Honor Roll: Zeta Alpha–Eastern Michigan University, Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University, Delta Eta–San Diego State University, Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University, Nu Alpha–Appalachian State University, Upsilon–University of Oklahoma, Delta Iota– California State University, Chico, Theta Tau– Belmont University
RECRUITMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD • Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College (A) • Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma (B) • Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham (C) • Gamma Delta–Auburn University (D) Honor Roll: Zeta Epsilon–Michigan Technological University, Theta Beta–Auburn University at Montgomery, Lambda Alpha–St. Joseph's College of Long Island, Alpha Iota– Baldwin Wallace University, Alpha Pi–Wayne State University, Beta Beta–North Dakota State University, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Gamma Xi–Murray State University, Zeta Gamma–Gannon University, Theta Nu– Virginia Commonwealth University, Phi–Oregon State University, Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama, Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University, Theta Delta–University of North Georgia, Psi–University of Alabama, Gamma Sigma–Troy University MEMBER EXPERIENCE AWARD • Nu Delta–Georgia College Honor Roll: Psi–University of Alabama, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia GEORGIA OTIS CHIPMAN AWARD • Psi–University of Alabama Honor Roll: Epsilon–University of Kentucky, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology, Nu Delta– Georgia College FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AWARD • Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University Honor Roll: Zeta Gamma–Gannon University, Kappa Delta–Westminster College ACADEMIC PROGRESS AWARD • Zeta Sigma–Northwood University (A) • Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University (B) • Nu Delta–Georgia College (C) • Upsilon–University of Oklahoma (D) Honor Roll: Pi–Coe College, Alpha Omicron– West Virginia Wesleyan College, Theta Upsilon– Georgetown College, Gamma Lambda–Longwood University, Gamma Upsilon–University of Montevallo, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, Theta Mu–University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Theta Psi–Austin Peay State University, Delta Upsilon–Boise State University, Delta Iota–California State University, Chico MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER • Zeta Sigma–Northwood University (A) • Theta Zeta–Randolph-Macon College (B) • Delta Upsilon–Boise State University (C) • Upsilon–University of Oklahoma (D) Honor Roll: Pi–Coe College, Zeta Upsilon– Northern Michigan University, Theta Beta– Auburn University at Montgomery, Delta Theta– University of Idaho, Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg
State University, Epsilon Phi–Texas Woman's University, Kappa Gamma–Texas A&M–Corpus Christi, Kappa Epsilon–Texas State University, Nu Alpha–Appalachian State University, Delta Iota–California State University, Chico, Theta Tau–Belmont University
Honor Roll: Erin Deitrich Dekle, Nu Delta–Georgia College and State University, Jessica Hicks Baker, Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University, Karin Struck Burwell, Beta Omicron–Illinois State University, Samantha Perrin Jackson, Zeta Nu–Alma College
INSPIRING WOMEN AWARD
Nominees: Amanda Freind Nims, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, Amanda Herde Reasor, Epsilon–University of Kentucky, Colleen Carnes, Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University, Dani Picciotti–San Diego State University, Debbie Fick Wendler–Delta Tau, Chapman University, Emma Olson Thomas, Upsilon–University of Oklahoma, Holly Hyland Hrabik, Epsilon Kappa– Pittsburg State University, Jessica Keesee, Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology, Kari Tauriainen, Alpha Pi–Wayne State University, Katerina Gombar, Zeta Upsilon– Northern Michigan University, Katie Hardaway, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, Kelsey White, Theta Tau–Belmont University, Kimberly Henry Troha, Mu–Brenau University, Laura Lee Dellinger, Phi–Oregon State University, Meg Brannan Fortney, Kappa Delta–Westminster College, Melissa Pope, Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University, Monica Baker, Delta Theta– University of Idaho, Patricia Whitehurst Crute, Gamma Lambda–Longwood University, Paula Martins, Tau–University of Toronto
• Kelsey Ryan, Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, University of Memphis IMPACTING THE WORLD AWARD • College Panhellenic Council at and State University MYRA VEDDER FOXWORTHY AWARD • Psi–University of Alabama Honor Roll: Epsilon–University of Kentucky, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis EMILY HELEN BUTTERFIELD OUTSTANDING HOUSE DIRECTOR AWARD • Kristi Cormack, University of Central Oklahoma INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL MERIT • Gamma Delta–Auburn University Honor Roll: Psi–University of Alabama, Gamma Xi–Murray State University, Gamma Phi– Georgia Institute of Technology INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL RECOGNITION • Victoria Graves, Epsilon–University of Kentucky • Meghan Allen, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis • Missy Rolseth, Kappa Delta–Westminster College OUTSTANDING ADVISOR TEAM MEMBER • Caroline Mahoney, Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology • Brittney Kirk, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Nominees: Anna-Elizabeth Nix McCloud, Mu– Brenau University, Christine Faber Nickles, Zeta Delta–Towson University, Claire Hammer Boone, Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University, Karen Hastings Davidson, Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Theta Omicron–Western Carolina University, Laura Burkards Junkin, Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham, Laurie Cunningham, Theta Tau–Belmont University, Mary Pyrros, Lambda Delta–Rutgers University, Melanie Sharon O’Donnell, Delta Eta–San Diego State University, Polly Herndon, Kappa Delta– Westminster College, Rachel Molnar, Nu Delta– Georgia College, Sarah Farmer Hultman, Gamma Xi–Murray State University, Sydney Patrick, Upsilon–University of Oklahoma, Tressa Brewer Ross, Gamma Xi–Murray State University OUTSTANDING CHAPTER ADVISOR • Lissa Handley Tyson, Psi–University of Alabama
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ROSE BOWL AWARD • Tau–University of Toronto (A) • Alpha Omega–Duquesne University (B) • Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University (C) • Psi–University of Alabama (D) Honor Roll: Zeta Nu–Alma College, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Zeta Theta– Lafayette College, Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama, Zeta Beta–Lehigh University, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, Gamma Sigma–Troy University CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE • Tau–University of Toronto (A) • Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College (A) • Lambda Alpha–St. Joseph's College (A) • Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis (B) • Gamma Xi–Murray State University (B) • Zeta Theta–Lafayette College (B) • Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham (C) • Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University (C) • Zeta Beta–Lehigh University (C) • Psi–University of Alabama (D) • Alpha Lambda– The Ohio State University (D) • Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia (D) • Gamma Delta–Auburn University (D) THE ANNULET • Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College (A) • Gamma Xi–Murray State University (B) • Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University (C) • Psi–University of Alabama (D)
Two New Members Elected to International Council Foundation
• Houston Alumnae Club
BEST NEW CHAPTER SUPPORT
Honor Roll: Durham Region Alumnae Chapter, Memphis Alumnae Chapter, Omega Alumnae Chapter, Chicago NW Suburban Alumnae Club
• Nu Gamma–East Carolina University
Honor Roll: Nu Beta–University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Nu Delta–Georgia College
• Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter
CREATIVE FUNDRAISING EVENT AWARD • Delta Tau–Chapman University MOST IMPROVED FINANCIAL SUPPORT • Beta Theta–University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (A) • Theta Nu–Virginia Commonwealth University (B) • Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama (C) • Psi–University of Alabama (D)
Honor Roll: Houston Alumnae Club, Central Florida Alumnae Club, Dayton Alumnae Club OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO A COLLEGIATE CHAPTER • Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter Honor Roll: Chesapeake Alumnae Chapter, Greater Boston Alumnae Chapter, Durham Area Alumnae Chapter, Epsilon Nu Alumnae Chapter, Memphis Alumnae Chapter
Honor Roll: Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba, Delta Sigma–University of Hawaii at Manoa, Lambda Epsilon–Case Western Reserve University, Kappa Epsilon–Texas State University, San Marcos, Nu Alpha–Appalachian State University, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, Theta Omega–University of South Carolina
MOST IMPROVED ALUMNAE CHAPTER/CLUB
BEST FINANCIAL SUPPORT
• Houston Junior Circle
• Zeta Epsilon–Michigan Technological University (A) • Gamma Xi–Murray State University (B) • Delta Rho–Sonoma State University (C) • Psi–University of Alabama (D) Honor Roll: Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College, Delta Nu–University of Calgary, Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University, Lambda Alpha–St. Joseph's College of Long Island, Alpha Omega–Duquesne University, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Theta Nu–Virginia Commonwealth University, Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama, Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham, Delta Tau–Chapman University, Epsilon Zeta– Arkansas State University, Gamma Alpha– University of Georgia, Gamma Beta–Florida State University, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, Theta Omega–University of South Carolina
INTERNATIONAL PHILANTHROPY AWARD • Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter • Central Florida Alumnae Club Honor Roll: Omega Alumnae Chapter, Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter, Houston Alumnae Club JOY OF SERVICE AWARD • Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter • Central Florida Alumnae Club Honor Roll: Epsilon Nu Alumnae Chapter, Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATIONS • Epsilon Nu Alumnae Chapter
• Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter Honor Roll: Edmonton Area Alumnae Chapter, Delta Iota Alumnae Chapter, Troy Alumnae Chapter, Durham Region Alumnae Chapter OUTSTANDING JUNIOR CIRCLE AWARD Honor Roll: Pittsburgh Junior Circle HELEN MAE CLARAHAN SPIESE ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC AWARD • Houston Alumnae Club Honor Roll: Wichita Alumnae Club, Tampa Bay Alumnae Club, Dayton Alumnae Club, Oklahoma City Alumnae Club ALUMNAE ANNULET • Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter • Houston Alumnae Club Honor Roll: Memphis Alumnae Chapter, Omega Alumnae Chapter, Greater Boston Alumnae Chapter, Chicago NW Suburban Alumnae Club
MOST IMPROVED FINANCIAL SUPPORT • Omega Alumnae Chapter • Indianapolis Alumnae Club Honor Roll: Philadelphia Area Alumnae Chapter, Auburn-Opelika Alumnae Chapter, Memphis Alumnae Chapter BEST FINANCIAL SUPPORT • Beta Beta Alumnae Chapter • St. Louis Alumnae Club Honor Roll: Omega Alumnae Chapter, AuburnOpelika Alumnae Chapter, Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter, Houston Alumnae Club, Fox Valley Alumnae Club, North Atlanta Alumnae Club
Andrea Pendleton, Gamma Iota– Mercer University, has volunteered for Alpha Gam since 2007 and held numerous positions at the chapter, regional and international levels, including her most recent role as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair. Andrea is the Development Director at Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy in Atlanta and is active in North Point Community Church’s philanthropic and womens’ initiatives. As a member of International Council, Andrea hopes to make the Alpha Gam member experience more welcoming, meaningful and relevant for all members at every stage of life. “Thanks to Alpha Gamma Delta, I am the person I am today. The more I give back to our Fraternity and our sisters, the more my passion for Alpha Gam continues to grow. Alpha Gam has taught me invaluable leadership skills, connected me with women who have become lifelong friends and helped me become the best version of myself.” Michele Schallip, Alpha Upsilon– Central Michigan University, has served as an international volunteer since 2008, including her most recent position as Alumnae Programs Committee Chair. Michele is the Executive Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY (WAGB 20) and is based in Rhode Island. Her volunteer involvement includes the Special Olympics, American Legion, her local animal shelter and Rotary International. One area Michele is passionate about is providing more education and resources to members in the areas of mental health, sexual assault and interpersonal relationships. “Alpha Gamma Delta has done an amazing job providing resources for women to help with the stresses of life. I would love to see us seek more ways to develop and prize health and vigor of body and mind to better serve our members for a lifetime.” The 2020-22 International Council was announced April 16. Former International President Rie Gerah Hoehner, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, led the International Council Installation Ceremony via Zoom on July 1. Because of the removal of vice president operational titles, IC is now composed of a President and six Vice Presidents. This change aligns with the shift to a Policy Governance model in 2019. The ceremony also solidified the election of Alpha Gam's first Black International Council member. Summer 2020 23
FRATERNITY HOUSING CORPORATION
palace on the
One year after move-in, the Epsilon Kappa chapter home at Pittsburg State still shines like the Kansas sky.
ď ° The 5,642 square foot home in Pittsburg, Kansas, cost almost $2.5 million to build and furnish and sleeps 22 members. The red doors give a nod to the chapter's former house facade, but home's interior provides a new level of sophistication and modern charm. One thing that hasn't change is the gorilla statue in the front yard which pays homage to the Pitt State mascot. [above right] The stylish open concept kitchen and dining room easily converts to a large meeting space. ď ľ The main bathroom features showers with frosted glass doors, an island with anti-microbial storage cubbies and touch-lighted make-up mirrors.
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The formal living room is the room that greets visitors and features comfortable, polished furniture—perfect for hosting. An etched glass mirror with our Armorial Bearings is prominently displayed above the sofa. The study/meeting space room features a large farm table, custom dining room chairs embroidered with Greek letters and pocket doors that can be closed for privacy fas needed. On the opposite wall, a commissioned painting of former International President Connie Yates Brown, who was initiated at Epsilon Kappa, is displayed.
The TV room, favorite spot for members to gather, is decorated in the signature FHC style with Alpha Gam-branded custom pillows, a rose painting and hand-selected accents. The light-up badge donated by alumnae members of Epsilon Kappa that once hung over the front door is now displayed in the home's vestibule which opens into the dining area. The custom dining chairs are designed to look like wood but are made of lightweight metal to allow for quick reconfiguration of the room. Summer 2020 25
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Dr. Saltz Knows Good and Well
he COVID-19 pandemic hasn't just impacted our physical health. As the novel coronavirus spreads, so grows the number of people reporting mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Without our usual coping strategies—having coffee with a friend or visiting a therapist in an office—we are left trying to process a highly unusual collection of fear-driven stressors on our own.
During this generation-defining moment—at the intersection of a public health crisis and a social justice movement—how can we take care of ourselves when we are alone? Dr. Gail Riess Saltz, Zeta Beta–Lehigh University, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist and television personality. Through her podcast, “Personology,” she explores how significant figures throughout history were able to overcome obstacles like mental illness to achieve greatness. The common factor these individuals share is the way in which they used their struggle to motivate and drive change. “You would be hard pressed to find someone who has been exceptionally successful in a certain arena who didn’t turn out to have a mental health or learning issue. Part of their success—or how they changed our world—is how they dealt with those difficulties,” said Gail. “It’s really important for people to understand that our struggles can be used to move ourselves forward.” The digital world—while connecting us in ways previously unimaginable—serves to both help us maintain as close a semblance to normal life as possible, but also hinders our forward movement. Social media presents us with a tool for change and self-care during a time of social distance, but it can also exacerbate anxiety as we consume the same news stories and find ourselves paralyzed with increasingly polarized discourse. 26 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
The key, Gail emphasizes, is in taking a moment to step away. While the internet remains at our fingertips, thanks to mobile devices, it’s important to also make time for other, more neutral activities. This may come in the form of mindfulness or meditation techniques, such as performing deep breathing exercises several times throughout the day or by starting a journal. By taking a pause, she says, we allow ourselves the opportunity to recharge and
build up our resolve for when we need it. “It’s really about finding ways, in a safe environment, to give yourself time when you don’t have to constantly exert willpower,” she said. "This is especially important as the country embraces a modified reality and as collegians prepare for the semester ahead— whether it be online or in person." Organizations like Alpha Gamma Delta will become even more relevant as a means to provide college students with a way to stay
connected and provide them the college experience they expected. “The college experience is about more than simply being fed information through Zoom,” Gail said. “Whatever happens with the return, there still remains a tremendous amount of uncertainty because it won’t be the same. It’s important to have a support system as we work through these challenges.”
As the historical figures featured in her podcast remind us, what we are working through now may actually serve us and provide us with coping skills and proof of our resilience to difficult circumstances. “People come to therapy to feel better, but might feel worse before getting better. Confronting your innermost thoughts can be hard or scary, and sometimes we don’t want to do the work because we know that’s the case,” she said. “It’s about being brave enough to do the work and objectively standing back for a certain period and acknowledging that it is hard, but needed. When you check in with your moral compass and reflect, most things worth having in life don’t come easily.” A frequent media commentator, Gail has appeared on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, Dateline, 20/20, Primetime, Today, CBS This Morning, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more. Gail is the author of several books, including her most recent, The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
« Listen & Connect Check out the latest episode of ® Personology and follow Gail on ® Twitter @DrGailSaltz.
By Beth Hartnett Jager, Delta Tau– Chapman University. Beth channels her inner Lois Lane for several news outlets in southern California. When not writing, she enjoys being a mom to daughter, Aurora, and serving as a board member for the Orange County Alumnae Chapter. Beth is the Associate Director of Institutional Philanthropy and Sponsored Research at Claremont McKenna College. Summer 2020 27
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Leveling Up with Goal Charting A
s hard as it is to admit, we are more than halfway into the year. At the end of 2019, so many of us said we wanted 2020 to be magical and the next decade to be transformative. Little did we know that major events would put a damper on the collective mood. Because our mood affects the way we show up for ourselves and others, it's only natural for our goals to have fallen to the wayside as we default to survival mode. While it’s important to acknowledge where we are emotionally, it’s equally important to not lose sight of our brighter future. Goal charting can help you keep moving forward—no matter what life throws at you. Goal charting is different from goal setting. Goal setting is the act of identifying what you want, but it's often not specific enough. The with why we want it, how we’ll get it and what we’ll do if unforeseen circumstances arise needs to be established. Goal charting is a more graceful, comprehensive approach to leveling up. 1. Identify what you want by tuning into your feelings. If you say that you want to save $500 next month, ask yourself what you want to save it for. The more specific you are, the higher your chances of achieving your goal. When you tune into emotional reasoning, you’re more likely to behave in ways that align with your goal. Use a simple chart to track each goal. It will help you see how far you've come and visualize how far you've got left to go. EXAMPLE: I want to save $500 next month for my emergency fund. With $500 more in my emergency fund, I will feel more financially stable—which is something I did not feel growing up. 2. Create an action plan to frequently incorporate your goal into your life. When we goal set, we usually say something lofty without creating a plan on how to achieve it in incremental steps. This isn’t sustainable and leads to burn out. Consider what you can do daily, weekly and monthly to get closer to your goal little by little. Remember, effective change doesn’t happen overnight—making small but frequent progress will build your confidence and have a more long-lasting change on your behavior. EXAMPLE: I will save $500 next month for my emergency fund by making tweaks to my unnecessary spending during the week.
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« Listen & Connect Catch Cheyenne on the July 13 episode of the ® Gossip and Gratitude podcast as she discusses the 'Post Grad Scaries" and follow her on ® Instagram @amusing_millennial.
3. Revisit your action plan and ask yourself if each step are things you can commit to. When we fail to reach our goals, it's usually because we try to implement drastic change too fast and cause ourself to self sabotage. Goals should be challenging, but not so much that we set ourselves up to fail or forget to enjoy the journey toward the goal. It's important to only include things that you can/will realistically do every day/week in your action plan. EXAMPLE: I won’t punish myself by taking away my morning coffee. I will allocate $100 to my morning coffee trips instead of my usual $200. 4. Do the things! Another reason why our goals don’t happen is that we just don’t do them. Once you’ve identified what you want, why you want it and how you’ll get it...DO IT. Keep your promise to yourself. EXAMPLE: I’m in line for my morning coffee, there’s a new latte flavor and the price for the largest size is $7.87. I’m a little hungry and want a bagel with a yogurt parfait which is an additional $5. I know I’ve already spent $90 on coffee trips this month and I’ve allocated $200 for coffee trips. What do I do? I get the smallest size which is only $2.39 and get the bagel without the yogurt parfait because I know there’s probably yogurt and fruit in the break room at work. By doing this, I get what I want and still behave in alignment with my goals. Now that you have the tools, go crush some goals! By Cheyenne Baker, Pi–Coe College. Cheyenne is a performance coach with a penchant for expressing her thoughts through writing and Instagram story rants. Her signature program, ® The Graduate's School, is specifically geared toward recent college graduates trying to navigate the real world—or whatever you call what we are in at the moment. Cheyenne's eclectic style, heart of service and zen vibe help her fully embrace life. She is a proud resident of Nashville and proclaimer of all things "sophistiratchet."
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Service Above Self W
hen Polly Herndon, Kappa Delta–Westminster College, started her career as an RN in 2019, she had no idea how quickly the lives of medical professionals would change. She has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Her biggest challenge has been learning how to deal with the new frustrations and changes that come so quickly. “Things are changing all the time and new information comes out by the day. We've been dealing with something that is so new and we're still learning the best way to help our patients," she sad. "It's hard to see patients unable to be with their loved ones during such a scary time.”
constantly worry about catching coronavirus and spreading it to our loved ones, the extra love and cheers we've been receiving give us the boost to keep going.
Polly taps into her support system to help her through this challenging time.
Polly knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse. After graduating from Westminster College in 2017, Polly moved to St. Louis to attend the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
“My fiance and grandparents have been a tremendous source of strength. I've also found comfort from my Alpha Gam sisters," she said. "We have a Snapchat group where we constantly have something to say or a picture to send to each other. I love that little bit of normalcy which helps me de-stress.
“My grandma is a nurse and has been a huge influence on my life. I always loved hearing her stories about her nursing career and how it has impacted her life," Polly said. "My dad is deaf and had multiple health issues, so I learned firsthand the value of nursing as she helped us navigate his healthcare journey."
Despite the challenges of working in medical care, Polly still loves her work and getting to help others. She’s appreciated the encouragement she’s received and recommends that others continue to show healthcare workers love and support.
Polly also serves as the New Member Advisor and Marketing Advisor for the Kappa Delta Chapter. She says her membership in Alpha Gam provided her the sisterhood, support and skills she needed as she started her career as an RN, so it was natural for her to want to give back as a volunteer.
“I have loved witnessing the support of healthcare workers on social media. Even though the work is exhausting and we
“I found leadership and communication skills through Alpha Gam. As a child of deaf adults,
communication didn't always come easy to me. Holding Executive Council positions pushed to be the best I could and learn the best way to communicate with each individual sister," Polly said. "Alpha Gam helped me set the bar for the standards I hold myself to in my career. Everything I learned through Alpha Gam has stayed with me.”
Polly was the winner of the Alumnae Dues drawing for a free trip to the 2020 International Convention. We learned of her unwavering service as an RN when we contacted her to let her know Convenation was canceled—and we knew we wanted to send her a token of our appreciation. While it wasn't a trip to Phoenix, Polly and her co-workers enjoyed the pizza delivery we sent their way. Learn how Alumnae Dues help pave the way for more sisters like Polly at ® bit.ly/alumnae-dues.
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STRONGER TOGETHER With our sisters, chapters, clubs and friends, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation awarded $937,399 in scholarships and grants during our 2019-20 fiscal year.
The need to prepare our next generation of nurses, researchers, doctors and educators is more critical than ever. Thanks to you, more than 175 women pursued their educational goals.
Food insecurity skyrocketed as COVID-19 spread throughout the US and Canada. Thanks to you, 52 fighting hunger organizations received grants during one of the most crucial times in our history; serving their communities during a global pandemic.
Alpha Gamma Delta sisters grew in knowledge about self-care, mental health, confidence and leadership through numerous in-person and online trainings. Thanks to you, nearly 12,000 of our youngest sisters are better prepared to lead.
Your generosity during these unprecedented and difficult times is not lost on us. Thanks to you—our 2,444 committed donors—dreams were achieved, leaders were grown and young women prepared for their next steps in our shared future.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER. THANK YOU. The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation has invested more than $15 million in women’s education, philanthropy and leadership. Not a part of our donor family yet? We need you! Visit alphagammadeltafoundation.org to learn more. Summer 2020 31
Chapter Grand ALPHA Syracuse University Virginia Marcelli Mahoney 1948 Beverly Chace 1954 BETA University of Wisconsin-Madison Mary Coryell Schaaf 1943 Rita Baer Prunuske 1949 Joan Holbeck Nelson 1950 Alice Kearby Krebs 1954 DELTA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Patricia Nelson Forster 1956 EPSILON University of Kentucky Mary Louis Mitts Evans 1943 Glenna Waddell Kepler 1947 Gaile Grogan Humston 1947 Martha Bell Jones 1962 Elizabeth Joseph Fugazzi 1967 ZETA Ohio University Vanlou Patton Trank 1943 Lois Hines Byers 1947 Norma Woelfling Sims 1950 ETA DePauw University Suzanne Marley Culmer 1941 Mary Wall Martin 1946 Mary Renkenberger Closz 1949 IOTA University of Washington Marjorie Carlson Gattavara 1940 Jo Davis McNamara 1954 Gail Moody Larson 1961 LAMBDA Northwestern University Janet Tomlinson Clark 1949 Betty Jo Halterman Dickerson 1951 MU Brenau University Marjorie Hall Pickering 1945 Margaret Mayson 1959 NU Boston University Jeanette Contompasis Baskous 1944 32 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
XI Illinois Wesleyan University Bonnie Hall Ruecker 1964 PI Coe College Barbara Bennett Hyer 1946 Lola Dodder Lehman 1947 Beverly Morse Perry 1957 RHO Iowa State University Julie Wenell Greiner 2001 SIGMA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Virginia Pappas Blake 1932 Leona Sarton Chaverin 1949 Saralee Hegland Anderson 1957 TAU University of Toronto Nancy Clark Bone 1950 Diane Maltby McKechnie 1958 UPSILON University of Oklahoma Carol Ortlip Burk 1946 Margaret White 1956 PHI Oregon State University Alice Cook Spielman 1938 Mary Dalton Travis 1940 Catherine Fischer Cracraft 1955 Janete Sherwood Howes 1957 Mary Jo Holmes Gault 1965
ALPHA BETA University of Michigan Margaret Lamberg Keskey 1945 Mary Cheney Campbell 1946 Nancy Clark Gifford 1948 Sally Schimmel Stepp 1954 Sandra Gould Meeks 1960 ALPHA GAMMA University of Cincinnati Judith McClellan Sams 1959 ALPHA DELTA Ohio Wesleyan University Lois Wissinger Bartels 1939 Ann Jackson Hilliard 1952 Nancy With Merrill 1953 Ruth Smith Brahs 1958 Sally Palmer Norris 1963 ALPHA EPSILON Westminster College Pamela Swartz Sopher 1977 ALPHA ZETA McGill University Merne Perry Price 1952 ALPHA ETA Dalhousie University Eileen McIllwraith McLean 1993 ALPHA IOTA Baldwin Wallace University Norma Dolezal 1940 Mary Shook Oyster 1943 Nance Douglass Ossman 1952
PSI University of Alabama Anne Porter Nettles 1943 Allison Porter Fell 1947 Shirley Little Morris 1954 Carole Helton Cain 1963 Alice Walker Keene 1967 Jennifer Edwards Reich 1970
ALPHA KAPPA Bowling Green State University Dottye Kanouse Heritage 1946 Martha Miller Ragan 1951
OMEGA University of Akron Jean Gravesmill Bolinger 1955
ALPHA NU Kent State University Dorothy Watson Rinier 1951
ALPHA ALPHA University at Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;SUNY Marie Dubke Racz 1950 Damaris Pask Curtis 1963
ALPHA XI University of Maryland-College Park Patricia Morrow Johnson 1951 Bonnie Wilson Kutschenreuter 1955
ALPHA LAMBDA The Ohio State University Shirley Lantz Miille 1957 Elizabeth Rost Whitworth 1983
ALPHA PI Wayne State University Carol Falk Fenzan 1977 ALPHA SIGMA Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marjorie Lightfritz Peterson 1962 ALPHA UPSILON Central Michigan University Gail Huntoon Roberts 1964 BETA ALPHA Nebraska Wesleyan University Julia Reynolds Williams 1940 Shirley Roberts Johnson 1946 Marlene Fallbeck Carriker 1952 Shirley Bernard Sharp 1953 Elizabeth Kaufman Gaede-Donelson 1960 Barbara Elich Jones 1971
Marjorie Workizer Jones 1959 Ann Kendall Ray 1961 GAMMA GAMMA Queens University of Charlotte Mildred Hollingsworth Massey 1946 GAMMA DELTA Auburn University Carolyn Simpson Maund 1954 Dorothy Adams Harris 1959 Mary Dunn Baker 1972 GAMMA ETA High Point University Sandra Rittenhouse 1976 GAMMA LAMBDA Longwood University Margaret Waldo Fera 1962
BETA BETA North Dakota State University Roberta Drake-Wurster 1964 Jodell Becker Veil 1965
GAMMA SIGMA Troy University Sara Insley Dunbar 1971 Pamela Dial Lasseter 1971
BETA DELTA Indiana University Bloomington Patty Ward Hubbard 1948 Charlotte Sutheimer Cochran 1949 Gloria Marchand Stevens 1954 Annette Kocal 1960 Janet Pawlik Knapp 1975
GAMMA XI Murray State University Deborah Schaal Walker 1973 Tracey Overby Hendrix 1981
BETA ZETA Parsons College Diane Hutcheson Ryan 1961 BETA ETA Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Margot Winkler Uhrig 1960 Betty Katz Stange 1962 Barbara Mulcahy Wagner 1962 GAMMA ALPHA University of Georgia Charmian Martin Williams 1944 Harriette McPhaul Adams 1946 Eddie Fortune Lowe 1950 Nanelle Smith Perrmann 1960 GAMMA BETA Florida State University Lila Barrington Cason 1945 Martha Burdine Norton 1947
DELTA ALPHA University of Southern California Jean Hollingworth Kamenicky 1953 Ann Horton 1962 DELTA BETA Washington State University Viola Houck Welchko 1936 JoAnn Washam 1969 DELTA DELTA University of Oregon Donna Stageberg Pitcher 1946 DELTA ETA San Diego State University Patricia Carey Floren 1976 DELTA THETA University of Idaho Janet Novak Seitz Jashinski 1958 EPSILON ALPHA University of Missouri Dorothy Bergner Johnson 1953
EPSILON BETA University of Kansas Anita Rottler Heckman 1936 EPSILON GAMMA University of Denver Florence Duboff Northway 1938 Mary App Jordan 1947 EPSILON ZETA Arkansas State University Emma Slaton Blackwood 1948 Mariella Shipton Hays 1948 Jane Urie Miller 1954 Carol Wilson Flagg-McNabb 1964 EPSILON EPSILON William Jewell College Sue Eames Sinclair 1949 EPSILON ETA Texas Christian University Billie Oakley Minot 1955 EPSILON LAMBDA University of Central Missouri Glenda Faurot Shanks 1998 EPSILON MU Fort Hays State University Carlyn Murphy 1997 EPSILON NU University of Central Oklahoma Sharon Kimbro Miles 1964 EPSILON RHO Texas A&M University Georgia Barley Reed 1990 EPSILON XI East Central University Melanie Nichols Gollihare 1984 EPSILON PSI University of Texas at Dallas Rachel Hall Causey 2006 ZETA IOTA Miami University Julie White Urankar 1993 The Fraternity extends sincere condolences to family and friends of these members. This list includes notices received between December 1, 2019â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 31, 2020. Summer 2020 AI
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