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WE ARE GREEN WITH ENVY OVER BETA BETA’S NEW HOME AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
WINTER 2020 VOLUME 110 • ISSUE 2
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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 Content and Engagement Specialist Ashlie Freeman, Alpha Chi Omega Graphic Design Specialist Casey Miser, Alpha Omicron Pi Digital Marketing Specialist Lauren Wilson, Zeta Tau Alpha
Contributors Loretta Good, National Panhellenic Conference; Beth Hartnett Jager, Delta Tau–Chapman University; Kristin Timken Neusel, Beta Eta– University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale; Sonya Sigler, Omicron–University of CaliforniaBerkeley; Emily White, Theta Omega–University of South Carolina
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International President's Viewpoint
s a new freshman living in the dorms at the University of Georgia, I remember looking for something to do one afternoon. A friend suggested I hang out at my sorority house. I remember hesitating because the sorority experience was still so new to me, but I gathered up my book bag and walked the few blocks to the house. That afternoon started what became regular visits to sisters living “in house,” walking through the halls and popping my head in open doors to say hello or hang out with sisters for awhile. It didn’t take long for me to want to live in the chapter house, and I remember figuring out how to make that happen, as demand to live at 530 S Milledge Avenue was high. I knew Executive Council officers were required to live in the house, so I ran for Recording Secretary—now known as Vice President–Administration. The rest, as one could say, is history. I lived in the Alpha Gam house for the next three years, also serving as Ritual Chairman and President. I can say without hesitation that every one of my fondest college memories is tied in some way to that house and the sisters who have called it home. Since college, I have had the privilege of working with a number of Alpha Gam chapters—some with houses, some with dedicated campus space and some who find nooks and crannies to gather on campus. While each have different challenges and successes, a trend I have seen is that finding and maintaining a gathering space of any size is essential to fostering sisterhood. One of Alpha Gam’s biggest pride points in terms of fostering sisterhood is the growth and success of our Fraternity Housing Corporation. Less than 10 years ago, the
Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity Housing Corporation did not even exist. Today, almost 100 Alpha Gam chapters are serviced by the FHC, allowing local volunteers to spend their time and talents focused on collegiate members rather than property concerns. The amount of work done to ensure our chapter facilities are safe, competitive and attractive is tremendous. This issue of the Quarterly highlights one of the most recent FHC projects—the Beta Beta chapter house at North Dakota State University. I had the opportunity to visit this house during its dedication ceremony last fall, and it is a stunning facility. I left the ceremony both proud and delighted for this chapter, as it was easy to see just how well the chapter home will serve them in fostering sisterhood. Regardless if you’ve been a member for a few days or for many decades, I hope as you read about the new Beta Beta house you will think of your own fondest memories within Alpha Gamma Delta. Whether those memories are tied to a physical space or not, it is my wish that your memories remind you just how dynamic, supportive and special our sisterhood is. Loyally,
Lee Woodham Langub
International President Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia
In This Issue
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HIGH IDEALS We check in on the women of Beta Phi at Valparaiso University—the Fraternity’s newest chapter installed on November 9, 2019.
A BISON BEAUT Last fall, the Beta Beta chapter house received a fresh new look from the Fraternity Housing Corporation.
THAT SMARTS! Thanks to the generous support of Foundation donors, 162 members were named 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients.
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1. While having brunch in Chicago, members of the Chicago Northwest Alumnae Club spotted this squirrel statue. Pictured are Caroline Jungi, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Gay Kelly, Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Carol Mosse, Beta Delta–Indiana University. 2. Jonaa Schwalb Williams, Mu–Brenau University, visited Las Vegas on her honeymoon. When she came across this wall mural, she had to stop and take a picture! 3. The squirrels at the University of Michigan are well-known on campus and loved for their friendliness. So much so that there’s even a squirrel feeding club! Here is a campus squirrel in front of the Alpha Beta chapter house captured by collegiate member Tori Schumacher. Spot a squirrel? Submit your photos online at ®alphagammadelta.org/quarterly-mag.
President: Sue Maggio Sim Vice President: Carol Richards Peske Secretary: Patti Guthrie Rogers Treasurer: Janis Lang Bartosz Trustees: Adrienne Kerr Beckett, Lee Woodham Langub, Martha Petry Parham, Lynne Dunford Rossell, Sylvie Kramer Weikert Executive Director: Julie Waitman
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#AlphaGamServes Held February 9-15, Alpha Gam’s annual Week of Service saw another outstanding year of service from sisters all over North America. Thanks to all who gave time to impact local communties. Follow the hashag #AlphaGamServes to see how your sisters made an impact this year. : asu_alphagam
Pearl Sisters Wanted IHQ currently seeks Pearl Sisters for the provisional chapter at the University of Arkansas which will pledge it's first new member class this fall. Because there are no older, initiated members in this chapter, new members won't have traditional sister-mothers. Alumnae members can help fill that role as a Pearl Sister—even from several states away.
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Save the Date! INTERNATIONAL REUNION DAY
Traditionally observed on the third Saturday of April every year, IRD is a time to gather to develop or rekindle Fraternity friendships. This year's theme is No Matter the Weather, Sisters Stick Together. Learn more about your nearest IRD event at ® bit.ly/AGD-IRD.
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Stay tuned for more information on the Foundation’s Day of Giving, March 25 and how you can help them raise $100,000 in 1,904 minutes. Support the Annual Fund, specific chapters or a program you feel passionate about. Learn more at ® alphagamgives.org.
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From food packing and making cards for Meals on Wheels recipients to making blankets and taking the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics (We see you, Beta Theta–University of Wisconsin-Whitewater!), Alpha Gams of all ages enjoyed Week of Service 2020.
A Commemoration Celebration Thirteen chapters began their Alpha Gam history June 29, 1959 at the 22nd International Convention, as the Fraternity formally merged with Theta Sigma Upsilon, a women’s sorority with similar traditions and ideals founded at Emporia State University. Since that time, Alpha Gam has more than quadrupled in size. Today, the women of Theta Sigma Upsilon and the women who came after them make up the nearly 200,000 members continue to leave a lasting impact in the communities in which we are placed through fighting hunger, academic excellence, leadership development and more. We recognize the following chapters and congratulate their initiated members on 60 years of Alpha Gam sisterhood: EPSILON MU Fort Hays State University
DELTA IOTA California State University, Chico
GAMMA KAPPA Northwestern State University*
ALPHA TAU Edinboro University of Pennsylvania*
EPSILON IOTA University of Northern Colorado*
ALPHA RHO Temple University*
EPSILON KAPPA Pittsburg State University
ALPHA UPSILON Central Michigan University
GAMMA LAMBDA Longwood University
GAMMA MU James Madison University*
BETA THETA University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
ALPHA SIGMA Indiana University of Pennsylvania
EPSILON LAMBDA University of Central Missouri
*Denotes resolved chapter
The Alpha Gam Book Club is 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. February The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates Driven by the belief that all lives have equal value, Gates traces the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies, March The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict She was beautiful. She was a genius. Could the world handle both? Find out in this illuminating novel about Hollywood screen star Hedy Lamarr.
April The Affairs of the Falćons by Melissa Rivero A young undocumented woman fights to keep her family afloat in New York City in the 1990s after fleeing the economic and political strife of Peru.
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A handful of former Theta Sigma Upsilon chapters gathered to honor the 60th anniversary of the sorority's merge with Alpha Gamma Delta, including Delta Iota, Gamma Lambda and Epsilon Mu (pictured above). Winter 2020
Alpha Gam Welcomes
BETA PHIâ€“UNIVERSITY OF VALPARAISO
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✪ VALPARAISO, INDIANA
We will be there for you on your big day.
ABOUT VALPARAISO Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,540 Mascot: Crusader Motto: In luce tua videmus lucem (In Thy light we see light) Established: 1859 Type: Private, Lutheran-affiliated
INSTALLATION INFORMATION Date: November 9, 2019 Installing Officer & Toastmistress: International Vice President–Education Catherine Matthews Chapter Attending Installation Weekend: Beta Upsilon–Roosevelt University Location: Chapter facility and Valparaiso's University Center
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Celebrating promotions, achievements, awards and successes of our sisters
Beth Ford, Rho–Iowa State University, was featured on the longtime CBS Sunday newscast 60 Minutes in October. As the CEO of Land O'Lakes and one of only 25 women running a Fortune 500 CEO, Beth spoke about the challenges facing farmers today, technological advances and what it's like to be the only openly gay, female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Watch now at ® cbsn.ws/2TgzxBc.
Kelly Loeffler, Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was sworn in as U.S. Senator in January. She is the CEO of the financial services firm Bakkt and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise. Kelly also serves on the boards of Georgia Power and Grady Memorial Hospital and previously served on the boards of the Georgia Research Alliance and Skyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health treatment center. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jeff Sprecher.
Jenifer Pettibone, Zeta Alpha–Eastern Michigan University, was posthumously awarded the 2019 Maura Corrigan Foster Family Lifetime Achievement Award for Exemplary Service to Michigan’s Children and Families. The award was presented by its namesake, former Michigan Chief Justice Corrigan, to Jenifer’s parents and the guardian of her three children on their behalf. Jenifer was a practicing attorney and served as State Manager of Child Welfare Funding and Federal Compliance at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Children Service Agency. She was a fierce advocate for child welfare and considered an expert in her field. Jenifer entered Chapter Grand in May 2019. 8
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Tina VanSteenbergen, Beta Omicron–Illinois State University, has started a new venture alongside her husband James. With a combined 20+ years of public speaking on behalf of several high-profile speakers’ bureaus, the couple recently started their own company, ® jamesandtina.co. While Tina addresses professional and student groups in a number of important topics ranging from leading with empathy to cultivating confidence, the work she does to encourage women to find and use their own voice is her proudest. Tina has flexed her talents for Alpha Gam in a number of ways, most recently as keynote speaker for the 2019 Academies for Collegiate Officers.
Rachel Junck, Rho–Iowa State University, made national news by becoming the youngest woman elected to office in Iowa’s history. The 20-year-old chemical engineering major won a seat on the Ames City Council where she hopes to make Ames as carbonneutral as possible by decreasing waste produced by the city and increasing composting and recycling efforts. She was sworn in January 1, 2020.
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Brenda Bonnett Atchison, Delta Theta–University of Idaho, has been named President of International Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization focused on the advancement, education and motivation of women to achieve their highest aspirations. Brenda owns a personnel firm with an emphasis on recruiting healthcare and medical information management technology professionals nationwide. She and her husband Jim live in Nevada City, California, and have two daughters who are also P.E.O. members.
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Michaela McLean, Psi–University of Alabama, placed in the Top 15 of the 2019 Miss America pageant. Michaela was previously crowned Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen 2014 and placed in the Top 12 at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 competition and won the Outstanding Dancer Award.
Cinthia Eichhorn, Theta Eta–University of Tennessee at Martin, was awarded the Innovator of the Year team award by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Region. The Innovator of the Year award is presented for creatively resolving issues that change the way business is done. She is a past recipient of the Innovator of the Year team award for geospatial applications deployed for damage assessment after Hurricane Harvey.
NPC Hosts Inaugural Educational Conference The NPC Annual Educational Conference was held October 3-5, 2019 in Memphis. Attendees included member organization staff and volunteers, NPC volunteers and other interfraternal partners. It featured sessions geared specifically to those working for and with women’s-only organizations, with topics generated by the 2019-22 NPC Strategic Plan and NPC’s Advocacy Building Blocks.
importance of finding a sense of belonging within a community and the transformational effects of mentorship.
The NPC Foundation provided significant financial support for the educational sessions, as did many sponsors who supported programming, meals, refreshments and other meeting services.
Attendees spent Friday afternoon in small group breakout sessions, then heard from Christina Geist, brand strategist, bestselling author, entrepreneur and wife of TV journalist Willie Geist. Christina founded the company Boombox, an idea inspired while celebrating the 40th birthday of one of her Chi Omega sorority sisters. During a conversation with NPC Chairman Carole Jones, Alpha Omicron Pi, Christina shared her story of women’s friendships, empowerment and leadership.
The event began with a kick-off reception on the roof of The Peabody. Attendees then gathered for the opening dinner to celebrate the NPC community and special Panhellenic women. The program included introduction of the 2019-21 NPC Board of Directors—including Rie Gerah Hoehner, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, and the presentation of new badges designed by Herff Jones. A memorial service, special presentations from NPC member organizations and an update from the NPC Foundation were also conducted. Attendees gathered Friday morning for the first keynote session from Liz Murray who shared the inspirational story of her journey from being homeless at age 15 to graduating from Harvard in 2009. Relevant to the sorority experience, her message stressed the 10 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Talkspace’s Elizabeth Hinkle, LMFT, spoke to attendees about the mental health needs of young women as they transition from high school to college and provided resources to support today’s collegians.
Clark Brown, general counsel for the North American Interfraternity Conference, presented an NIC litigation and health/safety update, including a discussion of newly adopted campus advocacy protocols and NIC’s updated position statements. During the NPC Foundation dinner, Foundation President Ann Brookshire presented the Women in Higher Education Achievement Award to Dr. Darcy L. Russell, dean of the college of arts and sciences at Baker University. Dr. Russell is an accomplished researcher, professor,
author and presenter who has made it her lifelong quest to make difficult subjects understandable. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and a long-time NPC volunteer. The evening concluded with small group educational sessions for NPC family members on the topics of Release Figure Methodology and Extension. Saturday began with “Reflections from the Anti-Hazing Coalition” with Richard Braham, Evelyn Piazza and Jim Piazza, three parents who have lost sons to hazing. They each shared insights from their discussions about hazing with thousands of sorority women, legislative efforts to end hazing and the future work of the AHC. Saturday's educational breakout sessions included current membership expectations from potential new members, how and why women haze, mentorship in today’s sorority world and an exploration of bias in the Panhellenic sorority experience. The State of the Conference & Award Presentations Luncheon followed. NPC Chairman Carole Jones delivered the “State of the Conference” address highlighting the work of NPC volunteers and staff to position the entire sorority community for a strong future as they execute the NPC Strategic plan. She also highlighted the work plans of the Board of Directors for the coming year. A number of award recipients were also recognized.
Afternoon educational sessions began with the final set of breakout topics: personality trends and member motivations within sorority chapters, creating a culture of well-being in organizations, technology and volunteers and the benefits and outcomes of implementing a common program in a College Panhellenic community. NPC Chief Operating Officer Jenny Greyerbiehl moderated a panel discussion with four local campus administrators to discuss higher education trends. They shared thoughts on how sororities have contributed to their campuses and what sororities need to do to remain on campuses in the future. With the educational sessions complete, the evening programming took a lighter turn. Attendees participated in a service activity to assemble hygiene kits for use by girls participating in Girls Inc. Memphis-sponsored programs and at home. The closing dinner included a program by Fran Becque, Ph.D., historian and archivist for
Pi Beta Phi. Her “The Power of 26” program helped attendees be more informed about and inspired by the history of the sorority movement; the story of NPC; and the women who founded, joined and built our organizations. The evening closed with a dessert bar, sponsored by Chi Omega and Kappa Delta, both headquartered in Memphis. Attendees also were serenaded by an Elvis tribute artist, and they took pictures with him in the eventthemed photo booth. In conjunction with the NPC AEC, the National Panhellenic Conference Communicators convened for their bi-annual meeting, with 17 women's organizations represented. The NPCC Marketing Manager and Quarterly Editor Jennifer Freeman Thompson, Upsilon– University of Oklahoma, was elected to the NPCC Board of Directors for a 2-year term. The 2020 NPC Annual Educational Conference will be held Oct 29-31, at The Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.
As the premier advocacy and support organization for the advancement of 26 inter/national sororities, NPC is uniquely poised to provide programming designed to ensure the sorority experience continues to meet the needs of today’s collegiate women.” —INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT LEE WOODHAM LANGUB
NPC REVAMPS & RELAUNCHES
NPC recently launched the newly refreshed TheSororityLife.com website and brand. It aims to serve as the go-to resource for potential members and their families to learn about the authentic sorority experience. Regular features now include answers to top questions asked by PNMs, articles geared toward college-bound women and spotlights on current members of NPC's 26 organizations, including Alpha Gamma Delta. One of its first spotlights was on Zoe Jenson, Beta Eta– Southern Illinois University Carbondale, who recently joined the touring ensemble of the Broadway production of "Hamilton" as Eliza Schuyler. TheSororityLife.com strives to connect with potential new members where they spend the most time online—on their phone, so an emphasis on mobile usage was made when developing the new user experience.
Alpha Gam representatives at the 2019 NPC AEC in Memphis included Chief Panhellenic Officer Jennifer Smentek Mores (ΓA), International Vice President–Collegians Stephanie Simpson (ΓZ), Past International President Jackie Brannon Stutts (Γ∆), Panhellenic Support Committee Member Tricia Barber (ΓA), International President Lee Woodham Langub (ΓA), Executive Director Katie Jolley Abernathy (∆θ) and Past International President Rie Gerah Hoehner (EN).
Check it out at ® TheSororityLife.com.
ALPHA GAMMA DELTA sisters could save even more on auto insurance with a special discount from GEICO. Plus, GEICO gives back to the fraternity for every newly completed auto insurance quote.
Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. GEICO contracts with various membership entities and other organizations, but these entities do not underwrite the offered insurance products. Discount amount variesa in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. GEICO may not be involved in a formal relationship with each organization; however, you still may qualify for a special discount based on your membership, employment or affiliation with those organizations. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, DC 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. ÂŠ 2020 GEICO 20_225152 12 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
MELISSA PARKER LAMKE
ALPHA GAM VOLUNTEER POSITION
Philanthropy Committee Chair for the Volunteer Service Team CHAPTER & YEAR OF INITIATION
Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, 1985 MOST REWARDING PART OF SERVING ON VST
Being involved during the transition of our philanthropic focus to fighting hunger has been a very rewarding experience. I love watching members embrace it and find new and inspiring ways to impact their communities. I have always believed the more experience our members can gain with new volunteer opportunities, the more they will become leaders in their future volunteer experiences. INSPIRED BY
I am inspired by people who can be kind in the worst of situations, and can face difficult people and problems with grace. They are the people I try to emulate when life throws me curve balls. There are many young activists currently in the news who fight to make the world a better place—they definitely inspire me. FAVORITE INDULGENCE
THE LAST BINGE WATCH
I have given up watching TV news due to our current political climate, so I've replaced it with episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "King of Queens." Not exactly highbrow, but definitely more mood-elevating. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
I love John Mayer…enough said. CURRENT OBSESSION
I’m not sure obsession is the right word, but I love to work out! I participate in an outdoor fitness camp with a group of people who have become like family. Fitness is both my physical and mental wellness plan. To say I’m a morning person is an understatement. I wake up at 4:15 a.m. and have my workout by 6:30 a.m.—it's the best way I know to start my day.
ON HER DAY OFF
My husband and I purchased a camper when we became empty-nesters, so we are often off on an adventure or planning our next one. I also love to cook and entertain friends. DREAM JOB
Landscape architecture or floral design.
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THE NEW BETA BETA CHAPTER HOME AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY SHOWCASES A MODERN TUDOR DESIGN WITH COMFORTABLE CHIC STYLE
The North Dakota State University-themed formal living room features green accents which precisely match the university’s signature green, a working fireplace that changes colors, a mirror etched with the Alpha Gamma Delta Armorial Bearings and custom gold leaf wall hangings. Opposite from the fireplace—as featured on the cover—all eyes go to a gold-framed bison. The room's unique focal point elegantly represents NDSU's mascot. 14 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
The Beta Beta chapter home in Fargo, North Dakota features a grand entry, formal and informal living rooms, a dual-function dining and chapter room, full commercial kitchen with a small night kitchen to accomodate after-hours snack cravings and thoughtfully designated study spaces. Used for study groups, Executive Council meetings and other mid-sized gatherings, the first-floor study is decorated with pops of the Alpha Gamma Delta signature red and includes custom roman shades.
The FHC understands quiet study space is important to academic success. That's why common spaces were designed with multiple uses in mind.
The grand entry features a herringbone pattern floor with custom inlay flooring that reads “Alpha Gamma Delta, Established 1904.” A spherical, crystal chandelier is suspended from the twostory entry. The staircase banister features wrought iron detail that twists elegantly at the base. Winter 2020 15
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The spa like bathroom features boldly wallpapered accent walls and no-touch backlit make-up mirrors that can be activated by waving your hand. The center island provides built-in antimicrobial cubbies for each member to store shower supplies.
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Did you know? The rebuild of the Beta Beta Chapter house was partially funded through an Educational Area Grant from Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. To date, the campaign has raised nearly $150,000 from 91 donors. Donors are recognized on plaques throughout the house.
Each bedrooms is furnished with a white, modular bed, desk, chair and a dresser designed to fit under the bed to maximize space, if needed. The neutral palette provides a clean slate for collegians to decorate in a style which makes them feel at home. The informal living room, where members can relax and watch TV together, has a custom sectional and swivel chairs adorned with graphic elements from the new Alpha Gamma Delta brand. The show-stopping gold, rose wallpaper is from Kate Spade.
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The dining room features branded red wallpaper with a large, acrylic, logo plaque, custom drapery and the round crystal chandeliers. The tables and chairs can be moved and stacked for meals, chapter meetings and other events. Winter 2020 17
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BACK TO BASICS W
ith online workouts gaining popularity and winter weather outside your doorstep, the motivation to head to the gym and can be slim to none for most of us—agreed? Although there are benefits to working out at a facility, technology now allows us to live-stream fitness programs right in front of us on our screens. If you have the equipment at home and need direction from a trainer, consider ® Daily Burn, ® Peloton, ® Barre3 or ® BeachBody. If you’re not interested in paying to follow a live-stream workout, you can still tone your body with these basic workouts and avoid the chill outside. PLANK TAPS 1. Begin in a high plank with wrists directly under shoulders, body in straight line. 2. Shift weight to left side and lift right arm, bringing right hand to tap left shoulder. 3. Return right hand to the ground. 4. Alternate sides with each rep for 60 seconds; rest 15 seconds. BICYCLE CRUNCHES 1. Lie face up with hands touching behind head, elbows out wide and legs extended. 2. Lift torso, arms and legs off ground. 3. Bend left knee and twist body to the left, bringing right elbow to meet left knee over the torso. 4. Alternate sides with each rep for 60 seconds; rest 15 seconds. JUMP SQUATS Start standing with feet hip-width apart and arms by sides. Squat down, keeping chest lifted, then explode up. Land and immediately lower into the next rep. Do this for 90 seconds. Rest 30 seconds. STANDING LUNGES 1. Starting with feet together, step right leg forward, bend knees, keeping right knee stacked over right ankle, left hip in line with left knee. 2. Straighten legs and return to standing. 3. Alternate sides with each rep for 60 seconds. TWISTING MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS 1. Begin in a high plank with wrists directly under shoulders, body in straight line from head to toe. 2. Bring right knee under torso to meet left elbow, then bring left knee to meet right elbow. 3. Quickly alternate sides for 60 seconds. For visual instructions of these exercises, visit us on
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PUSH-UPS 1. Get down on all fours, placing your hands slightly wider than your shoulders and keeping body in a straight line from head to toe. 2. Keeping elbows close to torso, lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. 3. Pause, then push yourself back up. 4. Repeat in reps of 10 as able; rest 60 seconds. JUMPING JACKS 1. Stand tall with legs together, arms at sides. 2. Bend your knees slightly and jump into the air. 3. While spreading legs shoulder-width apart, swing hands overhead. 3. Jump back to starting position. 4. Repeat for 90 seconds; rest 30 seconds.
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This healthy take on mozzarella sticks provides the perfect dose of crunchy, cheesy savory goodness. A tomato-based dipping sauce provides the added benefit of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. NUTRITIONAL INFO
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6 Sargento mozzarella string cheese sticks, light 12 wonton wrappers ¼ cup egg whites 1½ cups of Healthy Choice Pasta Sauce, Garlic & Herbs
DIRECTIONS • Roll halved cheese sticks into a wonton, folding the sides inward so cheese doesn’t overflow while baking. • Distribute evenly on a greased or ungreased pan. • Spread egg whites over the wonton wrappers to brown during baking and prevent drying. • Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has sufficiently melted.
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Serving Size: 2 mozzarella sticks Calories: 130 Fat: 2.7 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 11 mg Carbohydrates: 16 g Protein: 9 g Sodium: 449 mg Fiber: 2 g
• Serve warm with pasta sauce for dipping.
Recipe by Kristin Timken Neusel, MS RD LD CDE, Beta Eta–University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale WINTER Winter 2020 19
Anchored in Perseverance
rom a young age, Katelyn Heck Doss, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, knew she wanted to be a TV reporter. Her love of media began with her middle school’s news show and continued to grow in high school, where she helped establish the institution’s first news program.
Katelyn also knew early on she would have to overcome significant challenges in order to make her career aspirations a reality. Born with a brachial plexus injury, caused when nerves are separated or torn from the spinal cord, Katelyn has never been able to move her right hand. Even after 26 surgeries, she continues to struggle with paralysis and limited mobility in her right arm, stunted as a result of the injury. This physical impairment has presented a number of hurdles to her professional life, which requires more strenuous physical undertaking than many may realize. Hauling camera gear to location and holding the camera for a steady shot proves difficult for Katelyn with the added burden of being unable to hold a microphone on screen with her right hand. Instead of letting these obstacles hold her back, the anchor for Central Georgia’s news program, 13WMAZ, has found her physical disability to be an unexpected asset. “Being relatable is imperative to be a good journalist,” she said. “ My injury reminds me and others that I am not perfect and I have my own battles to face, just like the people whose stories I share.” Growing up in a military family, Katelyn developed a glass-half-full mentality which required her to assimilate and adapt as they traveled for her father’s job. While she enjoyed the travel, a mobile lifestyle meant she had to explain her injury to her new friends
with every move. While initially causing her embarrassment and frustration, the exercise provided her with new perspective. “After a few moves, I realized the importance of being confident in who I am and not feeling ashamed of being different. The only person judging me for my injury was me,” she said. “My parents always told me that a disability is only a disability if you let it be. Moving around so much as a kid and constantly meeting new people gave me the opportunity to realize what that really meant.”
Katelyn also learned the importance and value of independence and determination. Learning to tie her shoes on her own, type on a computer, or putting her hair in a ponytail gave her a sense of accomplishment and confidence to pursue new challenges, like learning to play sports like volleyball, basketball and softball. “I would practice and practice until I could serve the ball just as good as anyone else, shoot a free throw just as good as anyone else, swing a bat just as good as anyone else,” she said.
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 new mom to her 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. 20 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Katelyn applied this same level of conviction in college, where she pursued not just a double, but a triple major, in broadcast news, athletic training and exercise science—all while assisting with recruitment and other activities as part of her Alpha Gamma Delta chapter. “These challenges taught me that there are always solutions to your problems—you may just have to think outside of the box,” she said. “They also taught me the importance of not taking small things for granted and celebrating even the small victories in life.” As an on-air journalist, Katelyn has found an unexpected platform to help others overcome their own adversities.
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“Instead of feeling insecure about my arm like I used to be, I want people to see it. I hope it serves as even a small reminder to conquer whatever it is you think is holding you back.” Katelyn hopes that by being open about injury, she can help reduce the stigma associated with any kind of physical or emotional barriers. “I got into journalism to make a difference in the world around me through telling good stories and shedding light on the truth. I never dreamed I could make such a big difference by simply being me,” she said.
Katelyn's Top 3 Covered News Reports
“Flying into the Future,” a 30- minute special on Robins Air Force Base. I interviewed commanders about their latest missions and the base’s impact on central Georgia.
While I’ve done several stories on athlete safety, I won an award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for a piece on special football helmets used by Georgia Southern University which measure hit severity. These stories are so important to me because of my college background in athletic training.
“Rise and Shine” is a morning show series we started a few years ago comprised of stories about people who have made it their mission to better the world around them and help others. I love these stories because they inspire people to put more good into the world.
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ave you ever found yourself wondering why a male colleague was promoted when you have been there longer, are more effective and have more relevant experience? Do you struggle with asking for a raise or wonder why you aren’t ahead in your career? Most great leaders turn to a coach when they are stuck or need help. Explore the basics of coaching and why you might want to use one. WHAT A COACH IS A coach is someone who helps you achieve a specific personal or professional goal or to reach your full potential. With sports, it is easy to see the role of a coach—someone who guides a team to play their best together and as individuals. In business leadership roles—a coach’s role isn’t always crystal clear. A coach can objectively analyze your performance and instruct you in relevant skills. They can also provide encouragement for you the way you need it most. Coaches can help you achieve a specific goal or help you put a plan in place to reach that goal. They can offer training, guidance, perspective and insight—all of which can help you reframe your situation or identify blind spots. For example, a client of mine had been with the same company for a long time and was worried her skills were no longer relevant. We went through her experience gained throughout her time at that company and she realized she had played an integral role in impactful projects that changed the way the company did business. Once she looked at it from that perspective, she was able to reframe her achievements to reflect today's job market. WHAT A COACH IS NOT Coaching is often confused with therapy. A therapist is someone who really focuses on the past—a coach helps you see the present and plan for the future. Working with a coach is a process. There is also no one size fits all solution. Evaluate potential coaches based on your needs, desires, wants, goals and working style. You will want to evaluate the type of coach you use based on what is most important to you. Some coaches are direct, while some are softer with their approach. It's important you find someone whose style will bring out the best in you.
WHY TURN TO COACHING I fell into coaching when a former colleague sent me a message that he was going to coaching school and asked if I knew of anyone he could practice with. While coaching a friend is a conflict of interest, he was able to connect me with someone else in his class. I “interviewed” three coaches and I chose one I connected with most and who had been through similar situations. I have since sought out coaches for weight loss, business/leadership coaching and writing a book. For leadership growth, coaches can be used to help you move from barely surviving career burnout to thriving as a leader while prioritizing time for self-care. A coach can help you move from autopilot to taking control of your career and advancing to the next level. A coach can help you address challenges and explore a wider career path. A coach can also help you navigate personal or professional conflict through manageable actions. Whatever your reason, be clear what you want to achieve when you hire a coach. Just as there are many reasons to seek coaching, the costs and form of coaching can vary just as widely. Time, frequency, access to personal one-on-one sessions vs. group coaching and specific programming and materials can all play a factor. If you find that you are stuck in your career, for whatever reason, consider a coach who can offer guidance, insight and an objective perspective to help you achieve your goals.
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3 1. Gamma Beta–Florida State University; 2. Lambda Alpha–St. Joseph's College of Long Island; 3. Gamma Sigma–Troy University; 4. Alpha– Syracuse University; 5. Delta Epsilon–University of California, Los Angeles; 6. Nu Delta–Georgia College; 7. Theta Omega–University of South Carolina; 8. Alpha Pi–Wayne State University; 9. Theta Lambda–University of West Florida; 10. Theta Beta–Auburn University at Montgomery.
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REPORTS Delta–University of Minnesota: In November,
Delta Chapter hosted their annual Alpha Gam Fights Back with Cheese & Mac and raised more than $5,000. The chapter initiated 30 new members, hosted sisterhood events and a formal. Members enjoyed spending time with one another outside of class, but they continue to study hard and push one another to be their best selves.
Epsilon–University of Kentucky: Ninety-seven
new members raced home to a Nascar-themed Bid Day in September. Members showed their Alpha Gam and Kentucky pride during Parent’s Weekend. Members enjoyed various philanthropy activities, a semi-formal event and social functions.
Zeta–Ohio University: The Zeta Chapter
welcomed 32 new members on Bid Day during Primary Recruitment last fall. They raised more than $1,700 at their Midnight Mac & Cheese philanthropic event. Members enjoyed sisterhood events and hosting their families at Dad's Weekend. The chapter welcomed an additional seven women through COB efforts before leaving for winter break.
Submitted quarterly, Collegiate Reports highlight chapter news, happenings and successes.
Iota–University of Washington: Iota recently elected and installed a new Officer Board. Sisters volunteered at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the fall for their 10th annual Monster Bash benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. The chapter also hosted a formal at the Pacific Science Center in downtown Seattle. Members walked around the Tropical Butterfly house—a 4,000 square feet of free-flying butterflies and fragrant flowers. The chapter initiated 35 new members in November. Mu–Brenau University: Recruitment parties and movie nights resulted in pledging five new members last fall. Mu raised funds for the Alpha Gam Foundation at their Pasta La Vista competition and event. Sisters enjoyed their annual North Atlanta Alumnae Dessert Night and Mother/Daughter Tea. Between classes and studying, they participated in a sisterhood retreat, Initiation and Feast of Roses. Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University: Last term, Xi Chapter initiated 14 new members, hosted Feast of Roses and danced the night away at Rose Formal at Crestwicke Country Club.
Rho–Iowa State University: Fall was a busy time for Rho Chapter! Members participated in Roses Week Ceremonies. Forty-eight new members were initiated, big/littles were revealed and sisters volunteered at a local community kitchen. The chapter also hosted a social event. Tau–University of Toronto: Tau hosted an
alumnae appreciation event last fall, sharing stories with alumnae members while sipping on mocktails and eating delicious snacks. Sisters celebrated Thanksgiving and focused on fighting hunger by preparing and serving food in their community. The chapter also hosted a Parent/ Daughter Tea Event and a New Member Weekend carving pumpkins and making gingerbread houses.
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma: Upsilon had a great fall with a big/little reveal and in homecoming events, including a 1st place win in chalk and banner art! Members held their philanthropic event, The Sweet Life of Alpha Gam, to raise money for the Foundation. They initiated 77 new members, and the chapter celebrated their centennial with a formal. Upsilon also participated Winter 2020 25
in the University Sing and won first place plus an additional 10 awards for their show “HardWired.” Before winter break, the chapter installed a new Executive Council and aced finals. Phi–Oregon State University: Phi welcomed
34 new members on Bid Day last fall. The chapter won third place in Lambda Chi Alpha’s Watermelon Bash philanthropic event and had a sisterhood event at a pumpkin patch—complete with a pumpkin decorating contest. Several alumnae visited the chapter house during Family Weekend and Homecoming. The term ended with Initiation and the installation of the 2020 Officer Board.
Psi–University of Alabama: An exciting and
successful Homecoming week ended with Psi Chapter’s Chapter President Olivia Rush being crowned 2019 Homecoming Queen. The chapter hosted their annual Dig In To Fight Hunger game day meal with New Orleans-inspired cuisine and a jazz trio performance. Members, family, friends and alumnae raised $2,700 for the Foundation! The chapter also participated in an extensive program offered by the University of Alabama, earning a certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Sisters also enjoyed pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, Pure Barre and Thanksgiving dinner.
Omega–University of Akron: Omega had a busy fall term! Fifteen new members were initiated then celebrated at Feast of Roses. The chapter held LipJam—an event for campus sorority and fraternities to compete for the best performance— and raised $1,700 for the Alpha Gam Foundation. Alumnae visited for Thanksgiving and members welcomed a visit from the Akron hope and Healing Center to learn about local resources. Alpha Alpha–State University of New York at Buffalo: Alpha Alpha Chapter hosted a donut
drive in the Student Union to raise money for the fight against hunger. Members also enjoyed a Friendsgiving, gathering non-perishable goods to donate to their local food drive for Thanksgiving.
Alpha Beta–University of Michigan: With 6 7
1. Delta Sigma–University of Hawaii at Manoa; 2. Tau–University of Toronto; 3. Theta Delta– University of University of North Georgia; 4. Delta Pi–San Francisco State University; 5. Delta– University of Minnesota; 6. Epsilon–University of Kentucky; 7. Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
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the University of Michigan transitioning to spring recruitment, members of Alpha Beta had a busy fall preparing, participating in Panhellenic events and adjusting well to new changes. Members volunteered at Food Gatherers and raised money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Sisters also participated in sisterhood events such as a cider mill trip, laser tag and pumpkin carving. The chapter hosted alumnae for dinner during Homecoming.
Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College:
Last term was full of events for Alpha Epsilon! The chapter hosted their annual homecoming fundraising event—the Newly Wed Game—as well as a Chipotle fundraiser. Members enjoyed time together and strengthened their bonds at a sisterhood event on campus.
Alpha Eta–Dalhousie University: Alpha Eta
Chapter welcomed seven new members last fall and held their annual Red Rose Ball. Before Initiation, new members participated in coffee dates, pumpkin carving and brunches to get to know individual members of the chapter. Sisters spent Halloween participating in the University’s Trick or Eat campaign, collecting non-perishable items for the university’s food bank and spreading awareness about food insecurity.
Alpha Iota–Baldwin Wallace College: Alpha Iota welcomed 18 women into their chapter and held their philanthropic event Hooves Against Hunger. Many sisters started volunteering with campus organizations such as Campus Kitchens—a group working to eliminate food insecurity in surrounding areas. Local alumnae celebrated homecoming weekend with the chapter and members found a deeper appreciation for their bond at their annual sisterhood retreat. Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University:
Alpha Lambda Chapter started last term with a newly renovated house thanks to the Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity Housing Corporation! The chapter hosted a successful biannual Nighttime Nachos event, a sisterhood retreat, study tables and recruitment training school. Members elected their 2020 Officer Board, participated in member experience events as well as Initiation and Feast of Roses. They’ve made significant progress on their recruitment video and can’t wait to reveal it! Alpha Pi–Wayne State University: Alpha
Pi welcomed 16 women during recruitment and hosted a Halloween Sisterhood event for initiates and new members to get to know each other better. The chapter raised nearly $1,500 for the Alpha Gam Foundation during their Hoops for Hunger philanthropic event. In November, the chapter held Initiation and elections. Sisters look forward to competing against other Michigan universities in their annual Gift of Life Campus Challenge.
Alpha Sigma–Indiana University of Pennsylvania: The women of Alpha Sigma
hosted their philanthropy week last fall and raised almost $1,200. The chapter initiated seven women, participated in socials with other Panhellenic groups and enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner together! Elections were held in November and the Officer Board is ready to tackle 2020!
Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University:
Alpha Upsilon hosted their semi-annual sisterhood event at a local ice rink. Sisters loved learning how to skate with one another and feasted over pizza afterward. Members elected a new Executive Council and initiated their fall 2019 new member class of 19 women. Alpha Omega–Duquesne University: The
women of Alpha Omega welcomed alumnae
members to participate in Initiation last fall and raised $2,800 for fighting hunger at their philanthropic event Kick Out Hunger. The chapter participated in many different on-campus events including Homecoming Spirit Cup, Zeta Tau Alpha’s Pretty in Pink Brunch and Sigma Nu’s White Rose Ball. Members also elected their 2020 Executive Council. Alpha Omega Chapter is excited to kick off 2020 with spring recruitment! Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University:
Beta Alpha Chapter started October with their annual Teeter-Totter Tailgate event. Members teeter-tottered for 24 hours straight and hosted a tailgate before the homecoming game. After rigorous midterms, many sisters traveled during fall break while others rested. Members celebrated Halloween by carving pumpkins and watching spooky movies. The chapter initiated 20 women, participated in Family Week and held a fireside chat and big/little reveal. Beta Beta–North Dakota State University:
Beta Beta partnered with Sigma Alpha Epsilon during homecoming and enjoyed activities throughout the week. The chapter hosted a Salon Sisterhood for members to learn hair styling tricks and bonded during their fall sisterhood retreat. Members held their first annual Haunt Out Hunger philanthropic event and annual Trick-or-Treat for Spare Change to raise money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba:
Through COB events, the Beta Gamma welcomed four women into their chapter! Members visited Siloam Mission, a humanitarian organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for the homeless. Sisters celebrated Halloween with a Trick or Eat with other fraternity/sorority groups and successfully gathered donations for Winnipeg Harvest—a nonprofit fighting hunger organization. Beta Delta–Indiana University Bloomington:
The Beta Delta Chapter partnered with Beta Sigma Psi on their fall annual Fall Fest philanthropic event which included pumpkin painting, pie in the face, food and beverages. Not only did the event help fight hunger but also spread awareness and more people became involved in the cause. The chapter also hosted a Midterm Study Party last term. Beta Epsilon–Carroll University: Last term,
Beta Epsilon attended their semi-formal in Milwaukee at Comedy Sports, initiated their fall 2019 new member class and hosted a Pearls and Pancakes philanthropy brunch. Sisters raised above their goal in funds!
Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Beta Eta was busy last term! Twelve
new members were welcomed into the sisterhood and introduced to local alumnae at Initiation, Feast of Roses and Homecoming. The chapter teamed
up with Alpha Gamma Rho for homecoming festivities and won the award for best float and overall spirit. Throughout the academic term, members volunteered at Gumdrops, a local food pantry, and Adopt-A-Spots to help keep their community clean. Beta Theta–University of Wisconsin Whitewater: Last fall, Beta Theta members
participated in Homecoming, big/little reveal and Initiation. The chapter also hosted their first philanthropic event of the year, Block Out hunger— an annual volleyball tournament. Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University: Beta Iota has been busy bonding, creating memories and making an impact. In September 2019, the chapter held their first philanthropic event of the academic year—Past Night—to raise funds for fighting hunger. They kicked off October with a Western themed social event and TeeterTotter-A-Thon to raise money for the Alpha Gam Foundation. Seven new members were initiated, and the chapter won overall in the university’s homecoming events. Several alumnae visited during homecoming weekend and sisters enjoyed seeing recent graduates again. The chapter concluded the fall season with mini pumpkin painting and a photo shoot. Beta Xi–Purdue University: Members of
Beta Xi bonded at their recent sisterhood retreat at the local YMCA camp. They participated in team building activities, kayaking, archery and roasted s’mores over a bonfire. The chapter held a philanthropic event with a fall-themed assortment of activities and proceeds were given to Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Thirty-three women were initiated into the chapter and celebrated at Feast of Roses. Members continued to stay busy throughout the term with Dad’s Day, sisterhood events at Exploration Acres, trivia night and elections. Beta Xi’s 2020 Officer Board is excited to begin their term.
Beta Omicron–Illinois State University: Beta Omicron’s Vice President–Philanthropy and Director of Community Service have been tirelessly working on registering a student organization on campus called Food Recovery Network. Last November, the women finally saw it come to life. The organization is the middleman between Illinois State University Catering and Home Sweet Home Ministries—two of the chapter’s community partners. Members of the Food Recovery Network with transport leftover food from Illinois State University events to Home Sweet Home Ministries where it will then be given to those in need throughout the community. The program is not only parallel to the Fraternity’s philanthropic focus, but also allows students on campus to become more involved in helping with food security in the surrounding areas.
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Beta Tau–Ball State University: Beta Tau
Chapter recently welcomed 22 new members in their chapter. They successfully held a fall philanthropic event, participated in a 5K Color Run and social events during Homecoming Week. They are continuing to plan events to involve their families and entire sisterhood.
Beta Upsilon–Roosevelt University: Beta Upsilon danced the night away during their fall formal and initiated two new members! Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia:
Gamma Alpha had a busy fall! They hosted their annual fall philanthropic event, Mr. Milledge, participated in big/little reveal and held Initiation. As the term continued, the chapter hosted sisterhood events such as Skate Night and elected a new Executive Council and Directors. Gamma Beta–Florida State University:
The women of Gamma Beta are thrilled to announce they won third place with their parade float at homecoming. Members enjoyed several fall activities, including pumpkin carving and a woodser. The chapter enjoyed their Sisterhood Retreat at Wild Adventures, big/little reveal and semi-formal. Gamma Beta initiated their new member class and held Feast of Roses. The chapter cannot wait to see the impact these new initiates make on the chapter and are so proud to call them sisters. Gamma Delta–Auburn University: Gamma
Delta enjoyed hosting Parent’s Weekend, showing off the chapter room and taking fun pictures with their families in a photo booth. The chapter also hosted formal and participated in Auburn University’s Beat Bama Food Drive. The food drive helps fight food insecurity in Lee County. The chapter donated more than 300 canned goods to a local food bank. In November 2019, members elected a new Officer Board. Sisters are excited to see what chapter leaders will bring back to the chapter from Academy for Collegiate Officers and are ready to support them throughout their term. Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis:
Gamma Zeta recently initiated their fall new member class of 26 women and held Feast of Roses. The chapter raised more than $8,000 at their 10th annual BBQ Bash. Members had lots of fun at their holiday party in December and closed out the term with officer elections.
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Gamma Eta–High Point University: After
Gamma Sigma–Troy University: Gamma
Gamma Iota–Mercer University: Gamma
Gamma Upsilon–University of Montevallo:
welcoming 51 new members, Gamma Eta hit the ground running enjoying socials with Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Nu. Members enjoyed one another’s company during their sisterhood retreat where they painted denim jackets, got massages and facials and partook in cooking classes. The chapter also planned Pura Vida bracelet sales to benefit the Alpha Gam Foundation. Iota Chapter loved getting to know their 22 new members last fall. Initiates and new members had the opportunity to bond during their fall sisterhood retreat. After their retreat, the chapter participated in big/little reveal. Later in the term, new members were introduced to the timeless beauty of Alpha Gamma Delta’s ritual and symbols during a week of ceremonies before their Initiation. The chapter is excited to see what the new initiates will bring to the chapter!
Gamma Lambda–Longwood University:
Gamma Lambda welcomed four new members and celebrated their 60th anniversary. Many alumnae—including members from the first new member class joined the celebration. Members held their inaugural Gam Gets Pied event, raising $600 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The chapter also held a Clothing and Cans Drive with Sigma Kappa—a week of service opportunity for students to donate clothing and canned goods— and a No Talent Competition for students to show of their talents—or lack thereof. Gamma Xi–Murray State University: After Gamma Xi initiated 25 new members, the chapter worked hard to prepare for their annual Rock-AThon event in November. Members also partnered with Lambda Chi Alpha in their fight against hunger by collecting canned goods for a local food pantry. The chapter participated in other organizations’ philanthropic events and won first place. They are excited to raise more awareness for fighting hunger and funds for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Gamma Omicron–Eastern Kentucky University: Gamma Omicron had a busy fall
term! Members participated in Homecoming Weekend—entering a float in for the parade and having a tailgate section for alumnae to visit and get to know new members and initiates of the chapter. An initiate member also represented the chapter on the Homecoming Court. Members also participated in sisterhood events such as hiking at Pinnacle’s and crafting friendship bracelets. The chapter hosted their annual Alpha Gam Slam Volleyball tournament and Parents Weekend. The chapter presented awards for most community service, campus relations points and best GPA as well as revealed bigs/littles at a 90s-themed New Bigs on the Block party.
Sigma had a very successful fall term! They hosted a disco-themed date party and danced the night away. Members jumped right into Homecoming Week activities and placed second! To wind down the semester, members celebrated graduating seniors and welcomed a new Officer Board for the 2020 year. Sisters are so excited for the spring term and what is in store for the chapter!
Gamma Upsilon finished third in ultimate frisbee and hosted their Lip Jam philanthropic event. Members also participated in events benefiting the philanthropic efforts of Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Mu, Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Gamma. Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama:
Gamma Psi participated in the inaugural Greek Week at the University of North Alabama. They claimed the honor of Overall Winner and received $300 toward a philanthropic endeavor in honor of the win! Preparations began for Step Sing 2020 to defend their title of Overall Champion. Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham: Gamma Omega welcomed 35 new
members last August who have become such a staple in their chapter. Through their philanthropic event, Penny Wars, the chapter was able to achieve Jewel Status with the Alpha Gam Foundation. Gamma Omega’s intramural flag football team made it to the championship game and members rocked the night away at their AGDC fall bash event. In October, the chapter held big/little reveal and Initiation. Sisters closed out the term with their Dress Down to Fill Up philanthropic event and a sisterhood retreat at the Birmingham Zoo. Delta Gamma–Montana State University:
Delta Gamma Chapter initiated eight new members and are excited to see the chapter continue to grow. The chapter hosted multiple philanthropic events—Trick or Treat for Change and Alpha Gam Man—and partnered with Pi Kappa Alpha to host a winter clothing drive. Delta Gamma ended the term with officer elections. Delta Epsilon–University of California Los Angeles: Throughout football season, many
sisters enjoyed going to games together, showing school spirit and meeting new people from other Fraternity/Sorority Life organizations on campus. Delta Epsilon’s new members played fun arcade games at their new member retreat, and members participated in pop-up shops, First Fridays in Venice and watched movie premieres together. Academics is a main priority for the chapter and many new members were pleased to partake in their first Alpha Gam Cram. Delta Epsilon Chapter ended last term with a date party and elections.
Delta Zeta–University of British Columbia:
The Delta Zeta Chapter successfully initiated 28 members and celebrated afterward with Feast of Roses and many alumnae members attended as well. Through COB efforts, the chapter also gained four new members and are excited to watch the chapter continue to grow. Delta Eta–San Diego State University: The women of Delta Eta started fall with a sisterhood retreat at Pali Mountain in Sand Bernardino County, California. Initiates and new members bonded over campfires and outdoor activities. The chapter held a variety of events—Brandy Melville, Sunset Cliffs bonding, Parent and Alumnae Tailgate and Scholarship Dinner. Members also participated in big/little reveal and celebrated with a cowgirlthemed Date Dash. The Chapter President won San Diego State University’s Homecoming Queen. Fifty-three new members were initiated, and the chapter finished off the term with Officer Board elections and winter formal.
Delta Theta–University of Idaho: Delta Theta had a busy October 2019! The chapter hosted a COB event painting pumpkins, partnered with Lambda Chi Alpha and Delta Sigma Phi during Homecoming Week events and received second place and participated in a variety of other organization’s philanthropic events. Members enjoyed a Karaoke and Floats sisterhood event— singing with one another and sipping on Root Beer floats. The ended the month with big/little reveal and a pumpkin carving sisterhood event. Delta Iota–California State University, Chico: Last fall, Delta Iota Chapter hosted a Dad’s
Weekend. Sisters and dads played flag football, cornhole, frisbee and other law games. Later in the day, dads were given a tour of the chapter house and enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by a local taco truck. Members also participated in a rodeo queen themed Grab-A-Date. Sisters and their dates enjoyed dressing to the theme, eating pizza and dancing the night away!
Delta Kappa–University of Alberta: Delta
Kappa welcomed 12 new members at Bid Day. They also raised more than $300 for the Foundation at their annual philanthropic event Let's TACO 'bout Hunger. Finally, Delta Kappa initiated 10 beautiful girls into the chapter and were thrilled to be joined by alumnae and their Leadership Consultant during the festivities.
Delta Nu–University of Calgary: The sisters
of Delta Nu felt the warm and cozy vibes of fall at their sisterhood event with a visit to a pumpkin patch. They played with farm animals and cuddled baby kangaroos! The Chapter President also hosted the Alpha Gam Friendsgiving with delicious food and an opportunity to share great memories that made sisters so thankful to be an Alpha Gam!
5 1. Gamma Xi–Murray State University; 2. Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia; 3. Gamma Delta–Auburn University; 4. Zeta Theta–Lafayette College; 5. Rho–Iowa State University
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Delta Xi–Arizona State University: Delta
Xi raised money and awareness to fight hunger during their annual philanthropic week. Festivities included a Dancing Through the Decades event, a Red Hot Potato Bar, serving at percentage nights and T-shirt sales. The chapter also hosted a parent's weekend brunch and family weekend football game. Twenty members were initiated into the chapter, and families and alumnae joined the Feast of Roses celebration. The term closed with officer elections and the reading of senior wills.
Delta Omicron–University of Nevada, Las Vegas: After months of preparation, members
of Delta Omicron hosted their new event, Battle of the Gods and Goddesses. Fraternity and sorority groups participated and donated 450 nonperishable items to UNLV's food pantry and the chapter’s local philanthropic partner, Three Square. Delta Rho–Sonoma State University: Delta
Rho stayed busy preparing and planning for a Lip Jam in February! Their theme this year is “A Night at the Movies.” The chapter is raising money through penny wars. Each organization is raising money to pick the movie they want to portray first.
Delta Sigma–University of Hawaii at Manoa:
1. Delta Theta–University of Idaho; 2. Epsilon Omega–Truman State University; 3. Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University; 4. Epsilon Kappa– Pittsburg State University; 5. Epsilon Nu– University of Central Oklahoma.
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Delta Sigma spent the fall term actively conducting and participating in pre-Initiation Activities such as Pinning of the Petals, Our Living Purpose, Our Living Colors and Fireside. It was an exciting and eventful time new members prepared for Initiation and the chapter hosted big/little reveal. Initiation week reignited a sense of purpose for everyone involved, especially initiates. They refocused their energy and purpose and were reminded why they joined Alpha Gam and their time as new members.
Delta Tau–Chapman University: Delta Tau
welcomed seven new members through informal recruitment. The chapter hosted an overnight retreat last term as well as multiple sisterhood events. Members held their annual philanthropic event, The Alpha Gam Movie Awards. Other fraternities and sororities participated to create a parody. The event raised more than $15,600 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The chapter invited alumnae members and family to their Homecoming BBQ, sisters participated Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic event and members volunteered at organizations such as the Friendly Center, Second Harvest and "Senior Serv."
Delta Upsilon–Boise State University: Delta
Upsilon Chapter hosted a successful philanthropy week and Alpha Gam Man competition last fall. Members raised more than $7,000 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and crowned their new Alpha Gam Man. October was filled with fun events including a pumpkin patch social, a combined Parents Weekend and Homecoming as well as volunteer opportunities at the Idaho Food Bank. In November, initiates and new members bonded with one another at a sisterhood retreat.
Epsilon Epsilon–William Jewell College: Last fall, Epsilon Epsilon participated in various events ranging from volunteering, sisterhood and fraternity/ sorority life philanthropies. A few sisters volunteered at NourishKC and prepared meals to be served at a soup kitchen. The chapter also hosted a Halloween sisterhood event. Members had fun painting pumpkins and making s’mores. Eight members participated in the last Panhellenic event of the year to share their sister with potential new members. Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University:
Epsilon Zeta hosted their annual philanthropic fundraiser 15K by Friday. We raised more than $16,000 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The event was a true chapter effort and members couldn’t be more ecstatic with the outcome! Several alumnae toured the chapter house for the first time on homecoming weekend. The chapter hosted a No More Cancer Rally with their on-campus St. Jude Fundraising Organization. Members also participated in a make-up tutorial sisterhood event. A couple members taught the class and sisters learned great tips just in time for the upcoming semi-formal. Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University:
With Homecoming week in sight, Epsilon Kappa worked hard and made a float which placed first in Pittsburg State University's contest! Sisters also prepared a routine and performed in Yell Like Hell, an annual cheer and dance competition. The chapter also raised $2,087.99 for the Alpha Gam Foundation at their annual Mac and Cheese Feed event where sisters served mac and cheese to faculty and students on campus.
Epsilon Lambda–University of Central Missouri: The women of Epsilon Lambda chapter
showed a tremendous amount of school spirit last term while participating in homecoming. Their candidate led them through the week with pride! With the support of twelve alumnae members, the chapter initiated seven new members and rededicated eight members.
Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University:
Epsilon Mu kicked off the second half of last term with their 60th year anniversary! In early October, alumnae from across the country reunited at FHSU’s Memorial Union to share memories and pictures of their collegiate days. Eleven new members were initiated and sisters participated in a pumpkin carving social with the new fraternity on campus, Phi Delta Theta. The chapter also partnered with Global Leadership Project to package 30,000 meals to be sent to El Salvador. The chapter ended the term with a Friendsgiving feast and Christmas sisterhood party. Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma:
Last term was a busy one for Epsilon Nu! Members spent countless hours working on routines, floats, brag boards and much more for Homecoming. Not only did the chapter win Cheer and Dance, but the overall Homecoming award for the fourth year in a row! Members enjoyed a Hallo-Gam party and volunteered at Regional Food Bank. Epsilon Upsilon–Tarleton State University:
Epsilon Upsilon hosted a sisterhood retreat last fall and enjoyed a visit to Magnolia in Waco, Texas. Sisters bonded and volunteered at a local food pantry to give back to the surrounding community. Epsilon Psi–University of Texas at Dallas:
Last fall, Epsilon Psi welcomed 41 new members and celebrated with a week of sisterhood events! The chapter bonded at their sisterhood retreat and connect with the university at their annual Chill-nGrill campus relations event. Members volunteered with North Texas Food Bank, Feed My Starving Children and Hunger Busters. They also raised more than $3,500 for the Foundation during the Squirrel Series—the chapter’s annual softball competition. Epsilon Omega–Truman State University:
The women of Epsilon Omega stayed busy last fall with Homecoming festivities, including an alumnae tailgate, a lip sync competition and a nacho delivery event that raised more than $1,300. Members hosted the second annual Cornhole for a Cause philanthropic event, alongside another sorority on campus. Members joined the fun by volunteering, grilling hot dogs and participating in the cornhole tournament. Zeta Beta–Lehigh University: Members
participated in a sisterhood event at Grimms Orchards last fall, and enjoyed picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze and munching on snacks.
Members wrote friendly notes for one another and made cards for Meals on Wheels. The chapter hosted a Trunk Show at the chapter house with Lojo Bands—which doubled as an opportunity for potential new members to visit the house—and raised nearly $150. Zeta Gamma–Gannon University: Zeta Gamma held their annual fall formal The chapter’s Vice President–Member Experience facilitated a program where sisters were asked to bring an object or something they felt was sentimental but were okay with giving up. Members enjoyed the activity and felt it brought them closer together as a chapter. The chapter initiated two new members and held Officer Installation. They look forward to a spring formal and recruitment events. Zeta Delta–Towson University: In an effort to hype the chapter for recruitment, members attended the Roar Rally, Set it Off, Involvement Fair and Meet the Greeks. The chapter was excited to welcome 16 new members! Sisters tabled for Hunger Action Month, hosted a breakfast during Parents Weekend, attended a sisterhood retreat and participated in big/little reveal and Homecoming week activities. Zeta Epsilon–Michigan Technological University: Embracing the short autumn weather,
Zeta Epsilon chapter held a pumpkin carving sisterhood event and enjoyed the changing leaves while they lasted. The chapter welcomed in the early snow with formal and a cookie decorating recruitment event to meet potential new members. New members and sister-mothers attended a brunch to get to know one another better. The chapter closed out last term with Initiation and visits from alumnae. Zeta Zeta–Worcester Polytechnic Institute:
After welcoming 23 new members at a campingthemed Bid Day, Zeta Zeta jumped right into work. They held elections, chose their new Officer Board for 2020 and participated in many big/little and sister-mother/sister-daughter hangouts. Several alumnae even visited for Thanksgiving! Zeta Theta–Lafayette College: Zeta Theta members welcomed their families with refreshments and house tours at Parents Weekend event. The chapter hosted a speaker from Livewell, a campus organization which promotes eight Winter 2020 31
Zeta Chi–University of Western Ontario:
Zeta Chi enjoyed an eventful start to the fall term by welcoming their sisters back to school and beginning the year with Home Run for Hunger, their main philanthropy initiative of the year, It was a total success! The chapter was very happy to complete an amazing recruitment weekend and welcomed 32 new members into their sisterhood. Fall consisted of their annual sisterhood retreat in Fort Erie, big/little reveal and Initiation Week. Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology: The women of Zeta Omega
dimensions of wellness. They helped the chapter kick off a 30-day wellness challenge as part of their wellness initiative. Members also participated in Safe Zone and LGBTQ+ training to learn how to be an ally. The chapter held a roller skating event and continued to visit the Boys and Girls Club of Easton and Father's House Food Pantry each week. Zeta Nu–Alma College: Zeta Nu Chapter held
chapter joined members of the fraternity/sorority life community to host an annual philanthropic event—Trick or Eat—to collect canned goods on Halloween. New members were thrilled to be part of their first philanthropic event; thus, the chapter was well represented with many sisters attending. Donations were given to Feed the Need Durham.
Theta Beta–Auburn University at Montgomery: After welcoming 15 new members
their biggest philanthropic event of the year, Alpha Gam and Mac, raising $220 for their philanthropic partners. Members enjoyed making, serving and delivering mac ‘n cheese on campus.
on Bid Day, Theta Beta jumped into fighting hunger by preparing for a powderpuff football game. The event was a success. The chapter also participated in an array of volunteer opportunities each month throughout the fall term.
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University: The
Theta Delta–University of North Georgia:
women of Zeta Omicron kicked off last academic term with a donut fundraiser that raised more than $200 for the Foundation. With recruitment in full swing, members loved spending lots of time together and were ready to welcome new members with open arms.
Zeta Pi–St. Joseph's University: Fall was a
mix of work and fun for Zeta Pi. With multiple fundraisers and volunteer opportunities, members sold mac and cheese and attended the JDRF Walk for Type One Diabetes. There was a heavy focus on fundraising as the chapter prepared for the Tackle Hunger Fashion Show, and members bonded during their sisterhood retreat at Dave and Busters and during a quick trip for apple picking at Linvilla.
Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University: Zeta Tau kept busy last term planning tabling and philanthropic events. The chapter held their annual Cupcake Wars—the biggest philanthropic event of the year. Zeta Tau elected their new Executive Council and are eager to see the changes that will be made in the upcoming year. Members also participated in Recruitment Training School and practiced with Lambda Delta Chapter at Rutgers University. Zeta Upsilon–Northern Michigan University:
Zeta Upsilon raised money for the Alpha Gam Foundation through an on-campus bake sale. Members also enjoyed a pumpkin carving mixer with Tau Kappa Epsilon and a sisterhood retreat complete with bonding activities and a trip through a local corn maze. 32 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
With finals approaching, sisters studied hard between intramural championship games last fall. The chapter took home the first-place trophy in Kappa Sigma's Gator Games—and 10 percent of the week's proceeds were donated to fighting hunger. Theta Delta teamed up with Phi Delta Theta to participate in North Georgia's Greek Week and sisters worked incredibly hard to create an amazing dance for the Greek Dance Off. Theta Epsilon–University of South Alabama:
From tailgates with Sigma Chi at Ladd Peebles Stadium to pumpkin carving with Kappa Sigma and a paint war with Tau Kappa Epsilon, the fall term was full of socials with Theta Epsilon’s fraternity/sorority community! Members also enjoyed movie nights, a scholarship party at Pump It Up (an inflatable park) to celebrate their good grades, homecoming week, cornhole and bowling.
Theta Zeta–Randolph-Macon College:
Theta Zeta had a busy fall, including a fun mixer with Sigma Phi Epsilon, chapter pumpkin picking, initiating 21 new members and facilitating various chapter programming. Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University:
Leading up to Homecoming Week, Theta Iota competed in intramural sports, held several Initiation practices with Executive Council, started a new Bible Study club and hosted a big/little reveal and sisterhood retreat. The chapter also competed in a philanthropic event led by their Dance Chair and danced their hearts out!
Theta Nu–Virginia Commonwealth University: Theta Nu proudly welcomed 37 new
members last fall. In addition to Initiation and Feast of Roses, the chapter participated in Theta Chi Fraternity's G.I. Theta Chi and Lambda Chi Alpha's Annual Pumpkin Bash.
Theta Omicron–Western Carolina University: Theta Omicron held many fun events
last fall including pumpkin carving, a picnic and winning Lambda Chi Alpha's philanthropy week which also benefits fighting hunger! Members also enjoyed a pre-Homecoming game Alumnae Brunch to reconnect with sisters. Theta Tau–Belmont University: Theta Tau is
20 years old! Celebrating 20 years as a chapter on Belmont's campus, members of Theta Tau welcomed five new members through COB, participated in Greek Sing and danced the night away at formal and sang at the top of their lungs at Lip Sync Battle.
Theta Upsilon–Georgetown College: Theta
Upsilon initiated one new member and added two more new members. The chapter also celebrated 20 years on Georgetown College's campus with at least 50 alumnae coming back to visit for the reunion event. Members also hosted an alumnae brunch for homecoming with nine alumnae attending. The chapter celebrated Halloween with a local fraternity, The President's House Association, by carving pumpkins and watching Halloween movies. Theta Upsilon also held the semiannual pancake breakfast.
Theta Psi–Austin Peay State University: After
initiating eight new members, Theta Psi hosted a beautiful Feast of Roses at a local venue, The Ruby Cora. Food was served and families mingled, celebrating the membership of our new sisters!
Theta Omega–University of South Carolina:
Theta Omega hosted semi-formal at Social in Columbia. Three hundred members and guests enjoyed a night of food and dancing. Our kitchen staff hosted members and their guests for a "Sadie Hawkins Friendsgiving," with classic Thanksgiving food. Give Thanks with Alpha Gam, Theta Omega’s fall philanthropic event, was a huge success with live music from Whiskey Mikes and catered barbecue. The chapter was able to raise money for the Alpha Gam Foundation in such a fun way! Kappa Beta–Missouri Western State University: Kappa Beta members teeter-tottered
for 24 hours to raise money to fight hunger last fall. Sisters also enjoyed volunteering with their local philanthropic partner, a semi-formal, tabling and tailgating before football games. Kappa Gamma–Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi: After welcoming 27 new
members at the start of the fall term, Kappa Gamma was excited for big/little reveal, Sisterhood
Retreat and other sisterhood events. The chapter participated in their annual philanthropic event, raising nearly $1,900 to support fighting hunger. Kappa Gamma also hosted Parents Weekend and participated in a Feeding America service event on campus called Izzy's Fresh Food Pantry. Sisters handed out fresh produce to local community members in the University Center. Kappa Epsilon–Texas State University:
After welcoming their fall COB class, Kappa Epsilon enjoyed a masquerade-themed formal and participated in Sigma Chi's annual Movember philanthropic event. Lambda Alpha–St. Joseph's College of Long Island: Lamba Alpha collected more than 300 lbs.
of nonperishable food items to help fight hunger in their community. Members hosted a successful philanthropic event called Dancing with an Alpha Gam. Clubs and organizations joined to helped raise money for the Alpha Gam Foundation. The chapter also participated in a breast cancer walk and initiated four new members. Lambda Gamma–Villanova University:
From sisterhood dinners and holiday parties to a sisterhood retreat to Dilworth Park's Christmas Village, fall was about sisterhood at Lambda Gamma. Members manned a face painting table during Special Olympics Weekend, volunteered at Skunk Hollow to help with garden clean-up and hosted their annual Packing with a Purpose to make sandwiches for those in need.
Lambda Delta–Rutgers University: Lambda
Delta Chapter hit the ground running last fall with philanthropic events and raising more than $1,000 at their third annual Buff Bowl event. The chapter also held monthly sisterhood events.
Lambda Epsilon–Case Western Reserve University: The addition of three new members
and a big/little week provided a successful start for fall! Other events included a cookie mixer with Sigma Chi, a self-defense sisterhood event and a painting event with parents. Lambda Epsilon hosted "Go Nuts for Alpha Gam," which included lots of sweaters, delicious treats and making cards for those who are unable to leave their homes. Members helped fight hunger in the Cleveland community by helping prepare a Thanksgiving meal at a local church. Nu Delta–Georgia College: After initiating 72
members, Nu Delta Chapter participated in Delta Zeta's fall philanthropic event and raised more than $1,800 for the Foundation at their fall philanthropic event. Members also participated in a sisterhood retreat, several date nights and socials as well as a sisterhood event in which sisters were able to dress up in costumes and decorate pumpkins.
1. Zeta Gamma–Gannon University; 2. Belmont University–Theta Tau; 3. Delta Omicron–University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 4. Gamma Upsilon– University of Montevallo.
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News and updates from Alpha Gam alumnae chapters and clubs
Beta Alpha Alumnae Chapter: Beta Alpha Alumnae Chapter celebrated IRD with collegiate members at Hillcrest Country Club, April 13, 2019. Dr. Sara Adams Boatman, Beta Alpha '62 was the featured speaker. Seven graduating seniors were welcomed into the alumnae chapter during the Senior Rededication Service. It was a wonderful day celebrating Alpha Gamma Delta sisterhood!
Dayton Alumnae Club: 2020 program planning for Dayton Alumnae Club has been well underway. In October, IHQ Education Manager Brittany Renea Paxton, Theta Lambda–University of West Florida, updated members on Alpha Gam's current initiatives. November covered the state of the economy and December brought an Argentinian menu! The club is always busy working on their website, supporting their collegiate chapter and preparing for philanthropy events and IRD.
Epsilon Eta Alumnae Chapter: Members of the Epsilon Eta Alumnae Chapter volunteered for the Mobile Food Pantry in September and enjoyed lunch together afterwards. Members also donated $1,050 to the Tarrant Area Food Bank last year. 6 7
1. Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter; 2. Delta Alpha Alumnae Chapter; 3. Vancouver Area Alumnae Chapter; 4. Delta Iota Alumnae Chapter; 6. Beta Alpha Alumnae Chapter; 7. Heart of Virginia Alumnae Club.
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Delta Iota Alumnae Chapter: More than 400 Delta Iota Chapter members returned to California State University, Chico in November to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The weekend began with a memorial walk to honor lost sisters and was followed by lunch at the chapter house that included tours, singing and lots of picture taking. Fifty-year members in attendance were recognized and given their 50-year pins at a brunch. Many hugs were shared, and memories made—an excellent time to be an Alpha Gam in Chico!
Fox Valley Alumnae Chapter: Last fall, the Fox Valley Alumnae Chapter held their 2nd annual garage sale and raised more than $700 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Alongside their poinsettia sale, the club hopes to carry on the tradition of being a Jewel member with the Foundation. Members also enjoyed a night of learning how to decorate cookies under the expertise of sister-friend Mary Jo Hengtgen Steinmann, Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University. They learned techniques of outlining and flooding
in order to create cookies that resembled acorns, turkeys and squirrels!
Greater Birmingham Alumnae Chapter: Collegians and alumnae from the Greater Birmingham area collected more than 500 lbs. of food for the Community Food Bank last April— exceeding the past year’s donation! In the fall, to increase, the chapter hosted a gathering for recent graduates interested in joining. New alumnae were able to gather for fun and sisterhood while learning how the chapter operates within the community and with the local collegiate chapter. Greater Portland Alumnae Club: In October, the Greater Portland Alumnae Club met at the powerfully inspiring Lan Su Chinese Garden—one of the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. Members treasured the opportunity to connect with one another at a tranquil location that marries Chinese art, architecture, design and nature. Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter: The Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter kicked off last fall with an Alpha Gam Always event. Sisters from 15 different universities attended. Members collected food for the Backpack Buddies program and donated to North Carolina State University’s food bank in October. In December, sisters collected items and put together blessing bags for the homeless at their annual holiday celebration. Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter: In October, the Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter celebrated 60 years of Alpha Gamma Delta at Longwood University. The weekend was full of fundraising drives, food drives and kicking off a memorial scholarship. Attendees ranged from the first initiating class in 1959 to the newest members initiated that Saturday morning. Members traveled from as far as Colorado and Miami, met sisters they did not now and rekindled friendships. A panel of alumnae and current members offered perspectives on how things were/are in Alpha Gam and campus. An Alpha Gamma Delta Memorial was held to celebrate members in Chapter Grand. To learn more about the Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter, email AGD.HOV.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tau–University of Toronto Founded March 7, 1919
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Founded May 2, 1919
CELEBRATIONS TAU AND UPSILON TURN 100!
Alumnae from Tau–University of Toronto and Upsilon–University of Oklahoma traveled back to their respective chapters to celebrate this momentous occasion. Members from Tau met at the Rosewater Room in downtown Toronto to raise a glass and give a cheer to 100 years of Tau sisterhood. Upsilon sisters gathered for a Semi-Formal Jubilee, as well a brunch and smaller generational gatherings.
treats to five fire stations in the surrounding area. In October, Delta Alpha Chapter invited alumnae for an afternoon of games. Nothing is better than a full chapter house of laughter and sisterhood!
New attendees learned more about how the club operations and the latest information from Alumnae Announcements was discussed. Members had a blast at their annual Cookie Exchange in December!
Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter: Members of the Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter spent their fall supporting Gamma Zeta’s recruitment efforts and annual BBQ bash, volunteering at the MidSouth FoodBank and hosting an Alpha Gam Always event. The chapter attended a Girls Night Out event co-sponsored by the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation to raise funds for Gamma Zeta’s 75th Anniversary Scholarship endowment. Members also hosted their second annual Alpha Gam Yardsale event to raise funds for the Foundation. Alumnae donated Alpha Gam memorabilia and collegiate members purchased the items for themselves or soon-to-be sister-daughters.
Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chapter: The Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chapter had a busy fall full of events including a family potluck/back to school pool party, an Alpha Gam Always event at Heritage Village and their 3rd Annual Flapjack Fundraiser in which members raised $500 for the Foundation. Members also enjoyed attending the chapter’s third annual College Football Watch Party. The winter was full of game nights, cooking classes, reading festivals and learning how to make wreaths. They closed out the year by attending their annual Cookies and Cocoa event.
Houston Alumnae Club: Last fall, the Houston Alumnae Club hosted a Friendsgiving with 17 sisters attending. Members decorated lunch sacks to donate to Lunches of Love—a nonprofit that prepares meals for children living in food insecure households. Members are excited the club raised a record breaking $2000 in their annual nut sales.
Oklahoma City Alumnae Club: OKC Alumnae Club members enjoyed an academic year kickoff, a trip to the pumpkin patch, an elegant holiday dinner at the McClintock Saloon and Chop House and a flower arranging class. Congratulations to Lesley Pollock Noller, Upsilon, for being named Panhellenic Woman of the Year. Join the club’s Facebook group for more information on upcoming events.
Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter: The Officer Board of the Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter wrote cards and notes to the firefighters of the LA Fire Department in thanks for their service during the recent Southern California wildfires. Philanthropy Chair Mariangela Pagan, Gamma Beta–Florida State University, also delivered sweet
Santa Clara Valley Alumnae Club: In October, the Santa Clara Valley Alumnae Club turned 60 and held a successful recruiting event for sisters living in the South San Francisco Bay Area. The club was able to add 15 names to their roster. In November, members learned how to make holiday drinks, enjoyed appetizers and desserts.
Theta Iota Alumnae Chapter: The Theta Iota Alumnae Chapter celebrated Western Kentucky University’s 2019 Homecoming “Decades of Spirit” in October. Members cheered on Theta Iota collegiate members at the Homecoming parade which was followed by a social event learning to throw axes! The following day, alumnae and collegians gathered on the Hill for the annual Homecoming Brunch. Vancouver Area Alumnae Chapter: Delta Zeta Chapter invited members of the Vancouver Area Alumnae Chapter to attend their fall Initiation and Feast of Roses. Alumnae celebrated the event with a “Toast to the Collegians” and connected with the senior class. Vancouver Area Alumnae Board is focused on engaged with new alumnae in 2020 through networking nights and seminars on career skills. Winter 2020 35
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Each year, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation awards scholarships to members based on academic accomplishments and financial need, as well as chapter, campus and community engagement. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation was able to award scholarships to 162 applicants for the 2019-20 academic year. Congratulations, recipients!
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS Funded through unrestricted donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund, General Scholarships were awarded to the following 46 members.
MARY HURST DAINTY
Theta Beta–Auburn University at Montgomery Doctoral Program: Counselor Education & Supervision
Zeta Nu–Alma College Major: Political Science & Spanish
ELLA GRIFFIN GOODWIN
Theta Nu–Virginia Commonwealth University Major: Biomedical Engineering
Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba Major: Education
Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Fashion Merchandise & Design
Zeta Beta–Lehigh University Major: Psychology & Health, Medicine & Society
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Legal Studies & History
Nu Beta–University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Major: Exercise Science
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Doctoral Program: Medicine
Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Major: English, Film & Media Studies
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Lambda Epsilon–Case Western Reserve University Major: Nursing
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Doctoral Program: Dentistry
Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba Major: Business
Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Major: Anthropology, Sociology, Women & Gender
Kappa Beta–Missouri Western State University Major: Nursing
Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University Major: Speech Language Pathology
Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Major: Public Health
Tau–University of Toronto Major: Sociology & Psychology Tau Centennial Celebration Scholarship
Epsilon Omega–Truman State University Major: Health Sciences
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Criminal Justice & International Affairs
Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University Major: Psychology
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Human Health Sciences
Zeta Beta–Lehigh University Major: Electrical Engineering & Cognitive Science
Epsilon Epsilon–William Jewell College Major: Biology
Beta Delta–Indiana University Bloomington Major: Elementary Education
Theta Tau–Belmont University Major: Psychology
Alpha Pi–Wayne State University Major: Political Science & Global Studies
Delta Nu–University of Calgary Major: English & Education
Zeta Alpha–Eastern Michigan University Master's Program: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Major: Nursing
Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Doctoral Program: Pharmacy
Delta Theta–University of Idaho Doctoral Program: Veterinary Medicine
Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology Master's Program: Public Health
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Advertising
Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University Major: Nursing
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Vocal Music Education Upsilon Centennial Celebration Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Industrial Management
Alpha Iota–Baldwin Wallace College Major: Public Health, Biology & Nursing
Beta Delta–Indiana University Bloomington Major: English, Spanish & International Studies
Phi–Oregon State University Master's Program: Human Services
Lambda Gamma–Villanova University Major: Political Science
Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University Major: Nursing
Phi–Oregon State University Major: Mathematics & Spanish
Psi–University of Alabama Major: Nursing
Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University Major: Biology
Gamma Sigma–Troy University Major: Accounting
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ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Thanks to the generous support of many loyal members, chapters, alumnae, family and friends, endowed funds provide educational support to our members for generations to come. The following 116 women are recipients of scholarships provided through the Foundation’s Endowment Fund.
Lambda Gamma–Villanova University Major: Nursing Peggy Kuebler Field Scholarship
Delta Iota–California State University, Chico Master's Program: Industrial Organization Psychology Merlon King Fanno Memorial Scholarship
Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Master's Program: Higher Education Alpha Beta Past Grand Council Members Scholarship
Theta Epsilon–University of South Alabama Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences Ginger Griffies Scholarship
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Public Relations Barbara Drummond Thorne Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Visual Communications Design Beta Xi Scholarship
Theta Lambda–University of West Florida Major: Archaeology Judy Tice Scholarship 38 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Delta Epsilon–University of California, Los Angeles Major: English & French Adelaine Cheney McMurray Scholarship
Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University Doctoral Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University Major: Medical Sciences Faith Sherman Goldberg Scholarship
Pi–Coe College Major: Psychology, French & Creative Writing Marilynn Joan Yocum Roy Memorial Scholarship
Zeta Pi–St. Joseph's University Major: Risk Management & Insurance William, Jr. & Minerva Ritchie Denning Scholarship
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Doctoral Program: Exercise Science Jeanne Swanner Robertson Scholarship
Zeta Eta–Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Major: Biomedical Engineering Jessie Fortier Memorial Scholarship
Beta Delta–Indiana University Bloomington Doctoral Program: Optometry Carolyn Joan Keefe Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: English Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Theta Tau–Belmont University Doctoral Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Integrated Strategic Communication Joan Janneck Barker Scholarship
Tau–University of Toronto Master's Program: History & English Lorna Wilson Brigden Tau Scholarship
Delta Sigma–University of Hawaii at Manoa Major: Political Science & Philosophy Delta Sigma Hawaii Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Early Childhood Education Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Kappa Delta–Westminster College Major: Biochemistry & Spanish G. Robert Grant Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Early Childhood Education Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Anthropology Delta Theta Endowed Scholarship
Gamma Omicron–Eastern Kentucky University Major: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
JULIANNE DE GARA
Delta Xi–Arizona State University Master's Program: Business Administration & Design Innovation Delta Xi Endowment
Gamma Omega– University of Alabama at Birmingham Major: Nursing Dr. William A. Sandy & Harriet Minter Sandy Scholarship
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Early Childhood Education Frances Funderburk Scholarship
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Business Administration Tricia Barber Scholarship
Epsilon Psi–University of Texas at Dallas Major: Mechanical Engineering Barbara Feurer Freise Dallas Alumnae Scholarship
Zeta Nu–Alma College Major: Business Elizabeth Connely Lee Scholarship
Zeta Delta–Towson University Major: Special Education Theta Sigma Upsilon Scholarship
Gamma Xi–Murray State University Master's Program: Speech Language Pathology Elaine Barrick Bess Scholarship
Psi–University of Alabama Major: Marketing Margaret Shirley Koster Scholarship
Tau–University of Toronto Master's Program: English, Sociology & Anthropology Language Pathology Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Club Scholarship
Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University Major: Psychology Marie Ann Schlemmer Hill Endowed Scholarship
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Electrical Engineering Zeta Omicron Scholarship
Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University Carbondale Major: Agricultural Systems & Education Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Delta Beta–Washington State University Program: Juris Doctorate Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Major: Bioengineering Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship
Gamma Beta–Florida State University Major: Family & Child Sciences Martha Cowart Means Scholarship
Pi–Coe College Major: Elementary Education Hillary FitzHugh Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Health Studies Dawn Cleek Memorial Scholarship
Beta Theta–University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Major: Early Childhood Education & Special Education William & Gloria Rumsfield Scholarship
Delta Xi–Arizona State University Major: Broadcast Journalism Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship
Delta Kappa–University of Alberta Master's Program: Professional Communication Harriett Olsen Nagel Scholarship Winter 2020 39
Delta Upsilon–Boise State University Major: Health Science Omicron II Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Psychology Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Alpha Iota–Baldwin Wallace College Major: Creative Writing & Theatre Judith Hayes Hand Scholarship
Psi–University of Alabama Master's Program: Business Administration Elsie M. Jackson Scholarship
Gamma Tau–University of West Georgia Major: Speech & Language Pathology Michelle Flake Morgan Scholarship
Delta Beta–Washington State University Major: Strategic Communication Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship
MADISON BRENAMEN LIEN Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Major: Nursing Beta Beta Scholarship
Zeta Alpha–Eastern Michigan University Major: Paralegal Studies Rosalie Chuma Polche Scholarship
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Alpha–Syracuse University Master's Program: School Counseling Pauline Schandelmeier Scholarship
Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University Major: Business Mgmt & Marketing Connie Yates Brown Scholarship
Lambda Gamma–Villanova University Doctoral Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Alpha Omega–Duquesne University Major: Physician Assistant Studies Dee Ann Elliott Woodall Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Advertising Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Human Resources & Operations Management Linda A. Werner Scholarship
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Social Work Jean Lehl Koziara Scholarship
Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Doctoral Program: Pharmacy Luann Rhodes Scholarship
Delta Kappa–University of Alberta Major: Pre-Med Sir Harry Polche Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Journalism Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Doctoral Program: Medicine Jenae Marie Johnson Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Nursing Betty Duffel Scholarship
Omega–University of Akron Major: Nursing Carol Ann Gordon Scholarship
Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Business Cinematic Arts Helen Mae Clarahan Spiese Scholarship
Delta Omicron–University of Nevada, Las Vegas Major: Elementary Education Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Master's Program: Marketing LaVerne Taylor Flanagan Scholarship for Gamma Delta
Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University Major: Exercise Science Fred & Marie Monk Samp Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Political Science & International Studies Gamma Zeta Scholarship
Delta Epsilon–University of California Los Angeles Major: International Development Studies John & Betty Yeoman Briffett Scholarship
Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Biomedical Engineering Gamma Phi Memorial Scholarship
Theta Epsilon–University of South Alabama Doctoral Program: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University Carbondale Major: PR & Political Science Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Public Relations Barbara Drummond Thorne Scholarship
Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Master's Program: Higher Education Administration Graf Memorial Scholarship
Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University Major: International Business & Hispanic Studies DuPage Area Alumnae Club Scholarship
Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Master's Program: Biomedical Sciences Sandy McMurray Novak Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Program: Juris Doctorate Iota Scholarship
Delta Beta–Washington State University Major: Broadcast News & Public Relations Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship
Gamma Sigma–Troy University Master's Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders Charles J. & Helen Desha Petrie Scholarship
Kappa Delta–Westminster College Major: Political Science & History General Endowment Scholarship
Delta Eta–San Diego State University Master's Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Integrated Media Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Nu Alpha–Appalachian State University Major: Speech-Language Pathology Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Delta Kappa–University of Alberta Major: Journalism Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship
Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Major: Medical Industrial Distribution Sherralyn Denning Craven Scholarship
Delta Rho–Sonoma State University Major: Nursing So. California Alumnae Club Scholarship 40th Anniversary Scholarship
Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University Major: Broadcast Journalism Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship
Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: English & Gender Studies Alpha Omicron-Glauner Scholarship Winter 2020 41
Gamma Beta–Florida State University Program: Juris Doctorate Lucy Cushman Collins Scholarship
Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University Carbondale Major: Nursing Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Zeta Upsilon–Northern Michigan University Major: Nursing Delta Memorial Scholarship
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Public Relations Charlotte Kickhaefer Davis Scholarship
Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Major: Economics & Organizational Studies Calvin & Marian Newell Memorial Scholarship
Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology Major: Nursing Peggy Kuebler Field Scholarship
Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Master's Program: International Affairs, Economic Development & Gender Studies Sir Harry Polche Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Health Sciences Omicron Scholarship
Beta Delta–Indiana University Bloomington Major: Media, Theatre & Drama Jane A. Graf Scholarship
Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Communication Disorders & Sciences Jane Peters Dawson Scholarship
Lambda Gamma–Villanova University Major: Finance Jess Agee Temple & Helen Pasas Todd Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Communication Disorders Gamma Xi Scholarship
Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Exercise Science Gamma Xi Scholarship
Zeta Sigma–Northwood University Major: Business & Healthcare Management Schalon/Chi Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Master's Program: High School Counseling Mabris McTyier Dunkman Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Master's Program: Public Health Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship
Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Narrative Studies Josephine Young Broesamle Scholarship
Phi–Oregon State University Master's Program: Social Work Mildred Martin Scholarship
Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Master's Program: Student Affairs General Endowment Scholarship
To continue to meet the needs of our sisters, the Foundation appreciates donations to our Annual Fund to provide General Scholarships as well as leadership grants, provide assistance to sisters in need, fighting hunger and much more. Please help us provide needed support by making a gift at alphagammadeltafoundation.org.
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Theta Tau–Belmont University Major: Psychology Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship
Epsilon Beta–University of Kansas Doctoral Program: Physical Therapy Epsilon Beta Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Business Pre-Law, Finance & Accounting Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
ALPHA Syracuse University Jane Webster, 1936 BETA University of Wisconsin-Madison Jeanne Mink Hueffner, 1941 Mary Dickey Erickson, 1949 DELTA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Mary Becker Beck, 1950 EPSILON University of Kentucky Harriet Osborn Morris, 1940 Lillian Rorie Shannon, 1980 ETA DePauw University Marilyn Seabrook Pinaire, 1946 Shannon Canty, 1988 IOTA University of Washington Bettie Maddux Kinsman, 1939 Marjory Winston Parker, 1946 LAMBDA Northwestern University Anne McCauley Price, 1943 Joan Douglas Thomsen, 1951 OMICRON University of California-Berkeley Mary Tatti McClaughry, 1949 PI Coe College Ruth Coates Lauther, 1945 SIGMA University of Illinois Sallie Bumgarner Guth, 1970 TAU University of Toronto Betty Gregory Gansler, 1939 Madeleine Lascelles Gosnell, 1945 PHI Oregon State University Dolores Ramsten Nielsen, 1949
CHI Michigan State University Margaret Middlemiss Cully, 1942 Alice Nesman Atwood, 1943 Miriam Walker Berninger, 1947 PSI University of Alabama Martha Woodfin Nevin, 1966 Daphne Langford Chenoweth, 1981 Susan Wilson, 1985
ALPHA SIGMA Indiana University of Pennsylvania Elizabeth Hosack Rhule, 1959
DELTA ALPHA University of Southern California Anna Pace Millett, 1942
ALPHA OMEGA Duquesne University Jane Crossen McDermitt, 1971
DELTA BETA Washington State University Maxine Clarke Bradbury, 1942
BETA BETA North Dakota State University Eileen Osking Mork, 1941
DELTA GAMMA Montana State University Charlotte Jelinek Lindsey, 1948 Artha Muir King, 1954 Arlene Swanson Blockey, 1970
OMEGA University of Akron Janice Schultz Paden, 1944
BETA THETA University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Grace Stella Larson, 1959
ALPHA BETA University of Michigan Ruth Schleh Webster, 1942
BETA IOTA Eastern Illinois University Sharon Shepard Snyder, 1964
ALPHA DELTA Ohio Wesleyan University Marjorie Farber Ross, 1944 Janet Hill Ball, 1955 Barbara Jenks, 1960
BETA SIGMA Creighton University Karyn Lange, 1986
ALPHA EPSILON Westminster College Carolyn Dart Detrick, 1954 ALPHA KAPPA Bowling Green State University Catherine Reinemeyer Egan, 1955 ALPHA LAMBDA The Ohio State University Lori Vieltorf, 1982 ALPHA MU Pennsylvania State University Jeanne Maxwell Raynor, 1954 Jean Slayton Thompson, 1958 ALPHA NU Kent State University Ruth Hartley Tabler, 1954 ALPHA XI University of Maryland-College Park June Weiner Auerbach, 1950 ALPHA OMICRON West Virginia Wesleyan College Elizabeth Strader, 1956
GAMMA ALPHA University of Georgia Joyce Thie Autrey, 1946 Gabie King Chambers, 1949 Patricia Schrader McNeilly, 2001 GAMMA BETA Florida State University Patsy Herndon Jett, 1952 Margaret Smith Franklin, 1960 GAMMA DELTA Auburn University Carolyn Cosby Smallwood, 1951 Jody Guthrie Smirl, 1951 Jean Kettles Murray, 1952 Myrtis Anne Austin, 1966 GAMMA ZETA University of Memphis Marilyn Sanford Garey, 1950 Gayle Robertson Schafer, 1961 Linda Long Skaarer, 1961 GAMMA OMEGA University of Alabama at Birmingham Marla Roberts, 1978 GAMMA TAU University of West Georgia Pearl Hubbard Nethery, 1971
DELTA EPSILON University of California-Los Angeles Helene Fischel Mulhearn, 1940 Linda Thole Kochevar, 1967 DELTA IOTA California State University-Chico Eunice Jones Wesp, 1959 EPSILON ALPHA University of Missouri Katherine Dougherty Blackham, 1938 Lois Scherff Wharry, 1950 Cheryl Conrad McGee, 1983 EPSILON DELTA University of Texas at Austin Reta Ing Holmgren, 1961 EPSILON KAPPA Pittsburg State University Patricia Huddlestun Palmer, 1968 EPSILON MU Fort Hays State University Elaine Hamburg Gillmore, 1960 Mary Basgall Gottschalk, 1960 EPSILON XI East Central University Kendra Nicole Parker, 2012 EPSILON SIGMA Cameron University Letha Garis, 1977 ZETA ALPHA Eastern Michigan University Jenifer Pettibone, 1992
The Fraternity extends sincere condolences to family and friends of these members. This list includes notices from September 1â€“November 30, 2019. Winter 2020 37
Join us in the Valley of the Sun as we gather once more in our loving, leading, lasting sisterhood! Hundreds of Alpha Gams will head west to honor fellow sisters at the Feast of Roses and Honors of Epsilon Pi banquets, celebrate the successes of our collegiate and alumnae chapters/clubs, conduct important Fraternity business, receive valuable training and more. Registration packets will be emailed at the end of October. Follow us on social media for exclusive access to Black Friday deals!
51st INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION JW Marriott Desert Ridge PHOENIX, ARIZONA
June 24-27, 2020
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LOOK While perusing the Fraternity archives at IHQ, we came across this new year to do list originally published in the Fall 1918 issue of the Quarterly. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Now, get back to your knitting, sisters!
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