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IN THIS ISSUE Revamped Collegiate Reports, NPC Update, Foundation Scholarship Recipients and more!
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QUARTERLY Director of Communications & Marketing Wendy Theus Barker Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Quarterly Editor/Marketing Manager Jennifer Freeman Thompson Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Communications & Events Manager Hayley Baker Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis
Alumnae Development Specialist Emily Buice Beta Eta–Univ. of Southern Illinois Carbondale
Cheyenne Baker, Pi–Coe College; Maggie Hackman, Epsilon–University of Kentucky; Beth Hartnett Jager, Delta Tau–Chapman University; Fran Becque–Pi Beta Phi
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thoughtfulness has been the Fraternity's legacy policy.
Even through isolation, work/life adjustments and the toll of anxiety, our members have risen to the occasion. Collegiate members have shown tremendous dedication and innovation by adapting traditional Alpha Gam events—such as recruitment, Bid Day, chapter meetings—into a meaningful virtual experience. In fact, more than 1,600 chapter leaders attended our recent virtual Academy for Collegiate Officers—Alpha Gam's largest event to date!
I invite you to learn more about these changes and the intent behind them in the Fraternity Updates section on page 7.
s you read this letter, the pandemic has been in our lives for a year. The void I feel from not seeing my sisters face-to-face is strong, and I am anxious to be reunited with those whom it is my great pleasure to serve.
Alumnae groups have developed inventive ways to safely celebrate sisterhood and still provide service to their communities. I look forward to seeing how creativity unfolds as we celebrate IRD this year. While change can be a challenge, being forced to quickly pivot leaves little time for second-guessing. Rather, it pushes us to move forward with more intention and thoughtfulness.
When viewed through a lens of equity and inclusion, it became obvious the current policy gives preferential treatment to women from families with greater access to higher education. It hinders collegiate members’ ability to equitably enact the Membership Selection process and de-prioritizes their personal connections.
As the mother of a recent Alpha Gam alumna, I know first-hand how special the bond with a legacy member can be. Alpha Gamma Delta will continue to celebrate these relationships when a legacy joins the Fraternity while providing an experience rooted in deep connection with her chapter sisters. As we navigate the delicate balance of navigating the ever-evolving landscape while honoring our history, Purpose and ideals, be assured the membership experience will remain paramount. Loyally,
In my own home, for example, my family has spent the last several months reassessing our space, keeping what we love and getting rid of things that no longer serve us. Similarly, the Fraternity has examined many of our processes and policies. As our membership changes and grows, our practices must also evolve. One particular policy studied with great intention and
Dr.Lee Woodham Langub International President Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia
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NPC UPDATE A pandemic and social reckoning have empowered the National Panhellenic Conference to shift focus.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Have you ever wondered why Alpha Gam is referred to as a fraternity versus sorority?
CHAPTER CHECK-IN You asked for more chapter info so we gave the Collegiate Reports section a makeover.
SCHOLARLY PURSUITS The Foundation awarded scholarships to 150 Alpha Gams for this academic year.
Spot a Squirrel Red•Buff•Green Scene Fraternity Updates Media Mix She Said
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SNOW PROUD TO BE AN ALPHA GAM Sydney Vickers, Psi–University of Alabama, shows her Alpha Gam love while on vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado.
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1. Tessa, daughter of Becca Lewis Smith, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, sports her squirrel tee at the beach. 2. Kelly Smith Scott, Theta Lambda–University of West Florida, captured this cutie in the snow. 3. The Houston Alumnae Club raised $3,780 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation during their annual holiday nut sale. 4. Things got a bit squirrely at the Christmas Light Show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to KC Klinefelter Hastings, Zeta Delta–University of North Georgia.
Vice President: Adrienne Kerr Beckett
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Treasurer: Patti Guthrie Rogers Trustees: Lee Woodham Langub, Melissa Jacobson James, Martha Petry Parham, Maurie Jones Phelan, Lynne Dunford Rossell Executive Director: Julie Waitman
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"I have to say, the @alphagammadelta Quarterly gave me serious hope for the future of the organization. I'll keep watching for more steps forward and louder voices."—Naomi Litwack-Lang, Tau–University of Toronto "Thank you for the article on Patti Carey Floren. She was an inspiration to everyone she met."—Renee Roedel Cohen, Delta Eta–San Diego State University "Patti impacted so many lives with her gentle care and dedication. She was a dear friend, sister and an outstanding example of Alpha Gam leadership."—Margaret Mayer, Delta Eta–San Diego State University
"Never thought I’d be excited about pants, but here we are!" Vanessa Canfield, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma “Long live the white pantsuit!”—Angela Park Tilley, Theta Xi—Clemson University "Beautiful, modern and still so classy!"— Karleen Maldonado Hamilton, Theta Epsilon–University of South Alabama
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red•buff•green scene Three Cheers for Academy!
Just because Academy for Collegiate Officers was virtual this year, didn't mean they couldn't have fun. Officers dressed in their favorite red, buff and green gear on night one and showing their school spirit on night two to compete for gift cards to the Alpha Gam Boutique. The winners were Chelyan Smith, Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Samantha Brown, Delta Kappa–University of Alberta, and night two included Emily Kahler, Epsilon Upsilon–Tarleton State University and Emily Halverson, Beta Epsilon–Carroll University (shown above).
Stay safe by sporting an Alpha Gam Mask ($14). Available now at ® alphagamboutique.org.
So Long, Seniors!
Winter grads often miss out on some of the usual graduation fanfare—even in "precedented times"—so we wanted to make sure they felt the Alpha Gam love. @oualphagam
We asked. You answered.
of our Instagram followers prefer dogs over cats!
The number of "lost" sisters we've located since the Fall 2020 issue—but we still have 26,064 to go! ® View the Lost Sister list to see if you can help us find anyone or ® update your contact information.
"Doggos all the way!" @caleyteravest, Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University
The post received 2,069 likes on Instagram!
"Cats ♥ Fluffy, soft and sleepy most of the time." @thejasmineblossom, Pi–Coe College
The number of minutes members will have to support the educational, leadership and philanthropic efforts of Alpha Gamma Delta on the Foundation's annual Day of Giving on March 24. Visit ® alphagamgives.org to learn more.
fraternity updates Alumnae Volunteers Needed Alpha Gamma Delta relies on volunteer leadership to advance our mission, promote our values, support programs and lead the Fraternity. Volunteering for Alpha Gamma Delta offers an opportunity for the cultivation of leadership, growth and lifelong friendships. The Foundation needs both long-term and short-term volunteers for a variety of projects, including serving as a Day of Giving Ambassador or evaluating applications for scholarship and fighting hunger grants. ® Apply anytime!
The 2021 IRD theme, Connected for Life, encourages sisters to reflect on how connections made through sisterhood support us throughout life. International Reunion Day is typically celebrated the third Saturday in April, but ® click here to locate details for the event nearest you. Whether a virtual or in-person event, we hope you participate!
DEI Update As part of the Fraternity’s ongoing efforts to provide learning and growth for all members surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion, the Fraternity partnered with Alpha Delta Pi to host the virtual discussion "When Intent Doesn't Equal Impact" with Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton. The session explored navigating difficult conversations with our sisters and being an ally in today’s world. A ® recording of the session will be available online until March 25.
DEI Committee Member Simone Brooks, Lambda Delta–Rutgers University, presented “A Seat at the Table: It’s Not Black and White Anymore” at the National Panhellenic Conference's Collegiate Leadership Meeting in January. Simone provided perspective on the inter-sectional experience of being a woman of color in Panhellenic. As a collegiate member, Simone co-founded the Coalition for Women of Color at her university and now serves on its board of directors.
For added learning, we recommend ® Episode 10: College 101 of Dr. Stacey's podcast, Being the Dot, where she interviews three Black students from predominantly white colleges.
“The presence of women of color in our Panhellenic community is not recent; however, the acknowledgment and valuing of women of color in our community has just begun and is far too late,” Simone said.
Learn more about the Fraternity's continued work to foster a loving, equitable and inclusive experience for all members of Alpha Gam ® alphagammadelta.org/our-commitment.
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The Foundation's third annual Day of Giving will take place March 24. Serve as an Ambassador for the day by posting on social media or calling your closest sisters! Get a sneak peak at challenges and matches or create one of your own that benefits your philanthropic passion. Visit ® alphagamgives.org for more information.
Marguerite Shepard Initiative Inspired by and named for one of our 11 Founders, the Marguerite Shepard Initiative promotes the academic recognition and accomplishments of Alpha Gam's collegiate members and chapters.
Now is a great time to connect with alumnae and discuss important themes, such as family, friendship, values and challenges. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler is the Alpha Gam Book Club selection for March and April's book is The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.
Discussions are led and moderated by volunteers and take place online. Join the Facebook Group at ® bit.ly/AGD-Book-Club APRIL
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Recognition for chapters is celebrated with induction into the Diamond, Pearl and Gold Academic Honor Societies. Collegiate Chapter Results for Spring 2020: • 66 Chapters entered the Diamond Academic Honor Society • 4 Chapters entered the Gold Academic Honor Society • 28 Chapters entered the Pearl Academic Honor Society • 22 chapters reported ranking #1 in grades on campus and 25 ranked in the top third Collegiate members with a minimum GPA of 3.14 are inducted into the Red, Buff or Green Academic Honor Societies and are celebrated at the chapter's annual recognition event. Congratulations to all recipients and thank you for your hard work— especially during such a difficult time in your college career. To see which chapters earned these honors, check out the newly revamped Collegiate Reports on page 24.
After much discussion and thoughtful consideration, International Council has voted to eliminate Alpha Gamma Delta’s legacy policy during all recruitment processes, effective June 1. While we recognize the special significance of sharing Alpha Gam membership with a close family member, policies guaranteeing preferential treatment to legacies prohibit equal consideration of all potential new members. Alpha Gam will continue to recognize the legacy status of the daughter, step-daughter, sister, step-sister, granddaughter or step-granddaughter of any member in Good Standing; however, chapters will no longer be required to extend legacies an automatic invitation following the first round of Primary Recruitment nor consider legacy status when determining the final bid list order. This change allows collegiate chapters to make their own membership selection and gives each potential new member an equal opportunity to receive an invitation for membership. It is consistent with the goal to eliminate barriers to membership and is in line with several other NPC organizations. Visit the ® FAQ page for more information.
The information above was collected from 109 of 122 chapters. Four chapters are at institutions that did not report GPAs due to COVID-19. Winter 2020
Adaptations Sparked from the Pandemic Allow NPC to Strengthen Focus on Safety, Diversity and Research Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 National Panhellenic Conference Annual Educational Conference and Annual Meeting was postponed to 2021; however, work within the organization continues forward.
The board also heard from the NPC Marketing Team regarding plans for several spring and summer campaigns to promote the sorority experience and encourage recruitment participation.
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP The NPC Board of Directors met for a virtual retreat, February 12–14. Discussions ranged from board education and pipeline marketing to discussion of reports from the Panhellenic Recruitment and Access & Equity Advisory Committees.
ACCESS AND EQUITY In January, NPC announced the launch of a new year-long initiative aimed at reducing or eliminating costs associated with Panhellenic recruitment and sorority membership. This announcement builds on other NPC efforts aimed at creating a more inclusive sorority experience, including the creation of the Access and Equity Advisory Committee. “We know the cost of recruitment and membership can be a barrier to entry and create a systemic hurdle based on socioeconomic status. NPC and our member organizations have an opportunity and an obligation to take a close look at how we can minimize financial barriers while continuing to deliver a rewarding, transformational sorority membership experience,” said NPC CEO Dani Weatherford. With the support of designated representatives from each NPC member organization, the NPC initiative will also review costs associated with membership, including housing, inter/national dues and chapter-specific fees. This review will seek to identify best practices and opportunities for greater uniformity in disclosing membership costs to potential new members.
The NPC Board of Directors consists of five directors elected to service by the Council of Delegates and two appointed by their member organization on a rotational basis. This includes Past International President Rie Gerah Hoehner (front row, far right), Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma. NPC’s Chief Executive Officer serves on the Board of Directors ex-officio without vote. The NPC Chairman is elected by the Council of Delegates.
The board also approved a new NPC Position Statement on the Commitment to Offering Equitable and Accessible Membership Opportunities. The new statement affirms NPC's condemnation of all forms of discrimination and its commitment to welcoming all women—regardless of age, ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, body type, sexual orientation and ability—to the Panhellenic sisterhood. 8
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STRATEGIC PLANNING NPC’s strategic plan encompasses the following priorities which broadly define the key approaches NPC volunteers and staff will use through 2022: • Champion the sorority experience • Cultivate strategic growth of Panhellenic communities. • Leverage the collective strength of member organizations. PROJECT 2029 Though the pandemic forced the NPC board to quickly shift focus from Project 2029, a focused effort to imagine the sorority experience by the year 2029, to protecting sorority members and the sorority experience in an ongoing crisis. As planning for Project 2029 resumes, the work of the NPC Access and Equity Advisory Committee remains a critical component.
RESEARCH Prior to the pandemic, NPC staff and volunteers worked on projects in the 2019–22 NPC Strategic Plan, including updating the message framework regarding how we communicate about the sorority experience. Research regarding the relevancy of women’s-only organizations and sororities in the eyes of rising undergraduate women and their caregivers took place last summer and was managed by VOX Global. While the NPC marketing team is using the research results to inform their near-term work, the board outlined messaging they believe NPC can use too play a role in changing perceptions about and removing barriers to the sorority experience. This messaging involves recruitment and perception of the sorority experience, the rising cost of membership which has created a number of barriers to entry into sororities and issues of safety. NPC recently announced a partnership with the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform to launch two companion research studies that will evaluate cultural competency and diversity, equity and inclusion within NPC-affiliated sorority chapters. The two studies will measure the level of cultural competency among sorority women at both minority-serving institutions and at predominately white institutions. Researchers will also identify best practices for strengthening competency and enhancing inclusion within sorority chapters and communities. Each of these initiatives all fit into the larger whole of visioning the sorority experience in 2029.
Alumnae Dues Giveaway Winner Our last Alumnae Dues giveaway was so popular we’re doing it again! Enter to win one of three Heritage Badges by paying $50 for your annual Alumnae Dues by April 9. Enter to win, make your dues payment or learn more about how Alumnae Dues directly benefit the Fraternity experience at ® alphagammadelta.org/alumnae-dues. Congratulations to Gwynne Saionz, Alpha Pi–Wayne State University, on winning the first Heritage Badge giveaway. Thanks to all who have paid alumnae dues this fiscal year! Due to laws surrounding contests, the Alumnae Dues Heritage Badge Giveaway is only open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are at least 21-years-old.
Record-breaking Academy for Collegiate Officers Goes Virtual
NPC also partnered with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education on a demographic study of college bound students. The report highlights higher education student demographic trends. COLLEGE PANHELLENIC ACADEMY The annual NPC College Panhellenic Academy was held online and was attended by nearly 850 virtual participants in late January. Collegiate officer breakout sessions were offered for chapter presidents, as well as judicial affairs, marketing, recruitment. Advocacy Building Block sessions focused on citizenship and service, health and safety, scholarship and freedom of association. These sessions opened a space for participants to reflect on the advocacy efforts of NPC and develop actionable steps for engaging in advocacy in the future.
The 2021 Annual Educational Conference and Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 22–26 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Collegian Opportunities The NPC Foundation offers scholarships to outstanding Panhellenic women. Applications are due March 15. ® Learn more and apply here. NPC is also accepting applications for the 2021–22 Student Advisory Committee. This group of collegiate sorority women ensure the collegiate perspective is included in all initiatives, campaigns, programs and more. Applications are due April 14. ® Learn more and apply here.
More than 1,600 collegiate officers attended Virtual Academy for Collegiate Officers in January. All Executive Council officers were invited to participate, and registered members received a "swag pack" to get them excited and prepared. Sessions ranged from officer-specific breakouts to further insight on matters related to confidence, mental wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion.
News affecting our members and the greater fraternity/sorority community
Joan Halliford Creates Recipe of the Year Joan Lightfoot Hallford, Epsilon Eta– Texas Christian University, is the winner of Taste of Home magazine’s first-ever Recipe of the Year contest. Her ® Loaded Huevos Rancheros recipe was selected through a combination of online voting, ratings, reviews, web traffic and debate among the magazine's editorial staff. Joan is a longtime Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home and has submitted more than 1,200 recipes over the last 20 years. Carling Dick Leads in BC Business in Vancouver named Carling Dick, Tau– University of Toronto, one of its ® 2020 Forty Under 40 recipients in December. The award recognizes outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in British Columbia. She is a Principal with Earnscliffe Strategy Group where she develops and leads strategic communications and government affairs initiatives. 10 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Rachel Burchfield Puts it in Writing Rachel Burchfield, Epsilon Beta–University of Kansas, discusses ® the benefits of listing sorority experience on a resume with Cosmopolitan magazine. Rachel is a regular contributor to ELLE, Southern Living and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few. She often writes about the British Royal Family and is the cohost of ® Podcast Royal. Jennie Lee Balboni Conquers Bean Town We missed it the first time around, but the Worcester Business Journal recently republished its ® complete list of the most influential people in Central Massachusetts, including Jennie Lee Colosi Balboni, Gamma Phi–Georgia Tech. Jennie Lee has also been recognized as one of the top women business leaders in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute. Her company, ET&L Corp, specializes in bridge and road construction as well as site and landfill development projects.
Ellie Mayberry Takes a Swipe at Hunger The Student Government Association at Arkansas State University ® passed a resolution proposed by Ellie Mayberry, Epsilon Zeta, to approve Swipe Out Hunger. The program will allow students to donate meal plan swipes to students in need, according to The Herald. Collyn Davis Kicks Off New Campus Talk Show Former Chapter President Collyn Davis, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, ® appeared on the first-ever episode of "Tigers Talk," a new campus talk show. Collyn discussed why she joined Alpha Gam, fighting hunger and life during the pandemic. Ansley Ecker Ranks High at Miss Teen USA Ansley Ecker, Gamma Zeta– University of Memphis, ® represented the state of Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA pageant
in November, where she placed in the Top 16. With a passion for volunteering, Ansley is the founder of C.A.R.E.—Cancer Affects and Reaches Everyone— which strives to increase the quality of life for cancer patients and their families, according to the Covington Leader. CAMPUS NEWS
Lehigh Panhellenic Aims for Greater Diversity The Brown and White reports on efforts by Lehigh University's Panhellenic Council to promote greater diversity within Greek life. By starting a conversation about issues in sororities, Tanya Andino, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Zeta Beta (pictured), hopes the council can foster a strong foundation of inclusiveness of all races, religions, sexual identities and backgrounds. #AlphaGamServes
The Athens Post reports the Athens County Food Pantry in Ohio ® will take its services on the road, thanks to the help of local volunteers, including Alpha Gam’s Zeta Chapter at Ohio University. “I have volunteered multiple times at ACFP with my sisters and have seen firsthand how it helps those in the Athens community,” said member Alex Williams. “I think making pick-up locations more
accessible is a fantastic step in fighting hunger in the Athens community while families and community members are also navigating the pandemic.” Gamma Xi Rocks Gamma Xi–Murray State University didn’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of fighting hunger, ® according to Murray State News. The chapter's annual Rock-A-Thon—going strong since the 1970s— was adapted into an online experience. In a typical year, teams perform a lip sync and dance routine for a live audience. Vice President– Philanthropy Kathryn Foster and the chapter worked to make it a successful online event. Universities Modify Homecoming Traditions Fall looked different as many campuses reimagined Homecoming festivities with virtual 5Ks and other fundraising events, Zoom reunions and online Homecoming court ® including that crownings—® of AJ Monken, Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University (pictured). Rather than building traditional floats, students at ® Northern Michigan University decorated wooden cutouts for a driveby “reverse parade.” ® High Point University offered virtual campus tours and an online cooking demonstration with the campus’ executive chef. Many universities, including ® Purdue, are considering providing a virtual option even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over so more alumni can participate from any location.
The Role of Fraternities and Sororities in the Coronavirus Spread National Review ® published a report determining blame for campus outbreaks can’t be fully placed on students, but rather on university administrations not enforcing strict guidelines. The Value Proposition Of Fraternity/Sorority Life Forbes writes that fraternities and sororities are ® shifting attention to work preparation and job outcomes. The piece cites ® Gallup findings that fraternity and sorority members feel more prepared for life after college and are more engaged in their work. Hazing May Soon Become a Felony in Ohio The Columbus Dispatch reports HB310—also known as Collin’s Law—was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives. If passed by the State Senate and signed into law, HB310 will strengthen consequences for bullying and hazing, including forced consumption of drugs and alcohol. The Power of Sorority As the sorority of the first woman Vice President, NPR ® examined the political influence of Black fraternities and sororities. Alpha Kappa Alpha ® received a nod from Vogue magazine which released a special cover of Vice President Kamala Harris wearing pearls against a pink and green background. AKA, the oldest Black sorority, was founded at Howard University in 1908.
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SENIORS STILL NEED YOU COVID-19 imposed a sudden and imminent risk to millions of seniors – and the response from all across this country was unprecedented. Ordinary people stood up, spoke up and gave generously so that Meals on Wheels could provide a lifeline for millions of isolated, frightened seniors. Today, their future remains terribly uncertain. We can’t do it alone. That’s why partners like Alpha Gamma Delta are critical in helping us deliver on our mission. SO, PLEASE, DON’T STOP NOW TM
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Thank you, Alpha Gam! An outpouring of generosity enabled the nationwide Meals on Wheels America network of over 1,000 local community programs on the frontlines of the pandemic to support safe sheltering in place for millions of America’s seniors. Through unyielding determination and creative problem-solving, they stretched financial and operational resources to deliver an average of 77% more meals, practically overnight. As a result, nearly one million new clients received meals and human connection in the safety of their own homes.
BECAUSE OF YOU, SENIORS WERE ABLE TO TURN TO MEALS ON WHEELS FOR THEIR SAFETY—AND WE DELIVERED Emergency funding enabled the network to serve more meals to existing homebound clients, and increase our client rosters to accommodate those needing to now shelter in place.
18 Million+ Additional Meals
New Clients Served
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I depend on my Meals on Wheels!” Shirley, 77-year-old Meals on Wheels Client
Meals on Wheels is making a direct impact on seniors in need, like Shirley. Access to food was difficult for her even before COVID-19 struck. However, since she started receiving meals and a friendly knock on her door at her Dallas, TX home from Meals on Wheels, she’s had a much better time of it. “I’ve been staying in and trying to be safe during COVID-19. And Meals on Wheels has been bringing me food,” she said. Your generosity supports local Meals on Wheels programs, like Shirley’s, to keep seniors safe, healthy and connected nationwide.
PLEASE, DON’T STOP NOW As many of us are finding ways to safely navigate our communities, at-risk seniors are still forced to shelter in place for their health and safety. As of this writing, the pandemic is still surging across the country, which will keep demand for Meals on Wheels services at levels well beyond current capacity and resources. Please help us ensure our senior neighbors and loved ones are fed and not forgotten. They need us now more than ever. So, please, don’t stop caring, don’t stop checking in, don’t stop giving.
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CHAPTER MILESTONES 50 YEARS
Gamma Sigma–Troy University • February 6, 1971 Gamma Tau–University of West Georgia • April 3, 1971 Alpha Omega–Duquesne University • April 17, 1971
Theta Omicron–Western Carolina University • February 24, 1996
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President, Dallas Alumnae Chapter CHAPTER & YEAR OF INITIATION
Epsilon Phi–Texas Women's University, 2001 OCCUPATION
Lazerkinetic Specialist at Performance Sports Medicine with Dr. Sherine Reno. I'm also the Owner/Founder of Athletic Beauty which allows me to help others through beauty, fitness, dance, products and services. FAVORITE THING ABOUT SERVING ALPHA GAM
I began my journey with Alpha Gam as the first African American in my chapter. As a past Alumnae Development Specialist Coordinator for the Volunteer Service Team and now Dallas Alumnae Chapter President, it is so rewarding to inspire other women while allowing my voice and vision to be heard. Sisterhood is a wonderful thing. INSPIRED BY
My mom, Susan Winfrey Dupar, has been an inspiration to me throughout my life. She is a strong, confident and amazing mother of five whose career has included dance, music publishing and paralegal service. She inspires me to be my very best and a strong woman who radiates confidence and maintains a healthy work/life balance. CURRENTLY READING
Ballerina Body by professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland and Secrets of Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. LATEST BINGE WATCH
Bridgerton on Nextflix! I love the beautiful gowns and elegance of that time period, as well as the strong character of all the women characters. Duke Rege Jean Page isn't bad either. CURRENT OBSESSION
The color red and anything that sparkles. ON HER DAY OFF
I enjoy watching fun animated movies with my husband, Justin. I also love to choreograph, dance and compete. I was crowned Ms. International Texas in 2019 and have received a number of other titles. Competing in pageants allows me to express my love of dance. DREAM JOB
I'd love to own a model agency. I enjoy empowering and inspiring women of all shapes, sizes and ages to feel strong, healthy confident and beautiful.
From top: Walking back down the aisle with husband Justin at their 2017 wedding; Enjoying family time at Thanksgiving in 2018; Celebrating international culture through dance at Plano Asian Fest in 2017.
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Ready to Launch A
s an analyst for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration within the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, Rachel Sholder, Zeta Beta-Lehigh University, works hard to ensure the safe passage of NASA missions through outer space and securely back to Earth. Contrary to this typical objective, Rachel’s mission in 2021 is to crash. This summer, Rachel and her colleagues will help launch the nation’s first planetary defense mission—the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)—to send an impactor spacecraft on a one-way journey into the cosmos. If all goes according to plan, the shuttle will crash with an asteroid to test NASA’s ability to redirect asteroids that may threaten the future of the Blue Planet. Rachel is the sole woman on the fault management systems engineering team, which develops computer scripts to test the spacecraft for potential failures. It’s her mission to ensure DART hits its intended target, the Didymos asteroid. Seeing her code start to take shape as the DART team tests the shuttle for launch is an exciting realization of more than a year of work in an area of STEM that is new territory for Rachel. The DART mission is Rachel’s first time as a computer programmer and systems engineer. “It’s both exciting learning something new and completely nerve wracking,” she said. “There has definitely been a learning curve, but I was thrilled about the mission and the opportunity [DART] presented.” Before DART, Rachel worked in cost modeling, predicting the price tag of NASA missions. It was a job she says “found her” at a career fair in the final year of her bachelor’s/master’s program in mathematics and statistics, respectively. The previous year, Rachel had applied to nearly 90 internships with little response from prospective employers. This time, APL was one of her first stops at the fair and, in less than a month, she was heading to Maryland for a job interview. Rachel was drawn to the opportunity to apply what she enjoyed most about the mathematical sciences and statistics—being able to use numerical equations to solve real-world challenges. “So much of our day-to-day world is driven by the numbers,” she said. “I liked the idea that there could be a cure for cancer if we could just look behind those numbers to find it.” After two years as a cost analyst for APL and NASA, Rachel was ready to further her problem-solving skills when the job with DART presented itself. Though she had only dabbled in computer programming as an undergrad in college, Rachel was eager for the challenge.
Originally from Montville, New Jersey, Rachel now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. When she's not busy working, she enjoys hiking and watching scary movies.
With help from another teammate new to computer programming, Rachel has excelled in her new role. She has been able to directly apply the leadership and interpersonal skills honed during her collegiate experience in Alpha Gam to effectively navigate the new landscape. “Living in a house with 60 different women and being a part of Executive Council really prepares you for the realities of the working world,” said Rachel. She also attributes Alpha Gam for her ability to work effectively with her teammate to find and lean on each other’s strengths. “As [Vice President Member Development], I worked super closely with the President. We were able to work so well together and successfully lead a group of 120+ women," she said. "It’s been awesome having a great working relationship like that again, but now in the real world. Working with another newcomer to the project whose strengths are totally different than mine has allowed us to work together efficiently while also learning a lot from each other.” Learn more about Rachel's team and keep track of their mission at ® Dart or follow the APL on ® Twitter. By Beth Hartnett Jager, Delta Tau–Chapman University. Beth channels her inner Lois Lane for several news outlets in southern California. When not writing, she enjoys being a mom to daughter, Aurora, and serving as a board member for the Orange County Alumnae Chapter. Beth is the Associate Director of Institutional Philanthropy and Sponsored Research at Claremont McKenna College. Winter 2020 17
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Learning to Fail Upward
ailure is a necessary part of life. It proves you aren’t complacent and shows you are stretching beyond your own perceived capabilities. So why is it so hard to embrace these moments of learning? For many, the old adage "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right," creates anxiety and can prevent us from trying new things. Learning to ditch perfectionism and embracing failure can be freeing. Perfectionism kills qualitative and quantitative productivity. It veers us away from grace and flexibility. Perfectionism is particularly dangerous when setting out to accomplish a long-term goal. When you’re stuck ruminating on perfection, it's hard to get past the planning stage. It leaves no room for testing, taking calculated risks, reevaluation or opportunity to elevate the final project. When we focus on the journey, we allow the infinite possibilities of success to roll in. We become more open to different methods of achieving the overall goal. A workflow then becomes a way of mindful living—rather than a monotonous procedure. Ditching perfectionism isn't be a one-and-done thing; it’s an active choice you have to make over and over again. We must actively choose to strive for excellence over perfectionism everyday. You can achieve this by reframing your language and thoughts whenever you catch yourself getting dragged down by its heavy weight. Similarly, fixating on one piece rather than the journey to the end result can cause you to lose sight of the motivating force behind your goals. For example, I recently set a goal at work of completing eight reports in one day. I typically spend two hours per report, but I wanted to push myself to complete more than my usual four before I left for a long weekend. In the end, each report required more leg work than usual, and I only worked on seven and completed five.Did I achieve my goal? No. Did I beat myself up over it? No! My goal was pretty audacious, but it pushed me to accomplish more than I would on a typical day. When clients say they need help setting realistic goals, what I hear is a fear of failure. If you only set goals you can easily achieve and focus on doing everything perfectly, you rob yourself of room for growth and improvement. Instead, set the bar high, strive for excellence and celebrate the preservation of your mental resilience. 18 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Cheyenne prioritizes her day's lofty goals from a coffee shop patio near her Nashville home.
Listen & Connect Catch Cheyenne on the January 28 episode of ® Love Listen Lead for more on breaking from perfectionism. Follow her on ® Instagram @amusing_millennial.
By Cheyenne Baker, Pi–Coe College. Cheyenne is a performance coach who helps women end perfectionism and leap out of their quarterlife crisis. With a penchant for expressing her thoughts through writing and amusing rants on her Instagram stories, her an eclectic style, heart of service and zen vibe help her fully embrace life. Her signature program, The Graduate's School, is specifically geared toward recent college graduates trying to navigate the real world. Follow her on Instagram ® @amusing_millennial.
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FRATERNITY HOUSING CORPORATION
MOM WE OPEN THE RED DOORS AND INVITE YOU TO GET TO KNOW A FEW OF THE FHC'S HOUSE DIRECTORS Sometimes known as "House Moms," House Directors are women who live full time in FHC properties. From coordinating move-in/ out and planning work schedules to managing vendors and often providing a much-needed motherly ear, they oversee countless logistical aspects of the chapter house. In one of the toughest years on record, their hard work and dedication has been inspiring.
How do you describe your job? “Property Manager 24/7 for an international fraternal organization, making home away from home the best, safest and most enjoyable experience for today's collegians.” Michelle Pilon, House Director at Gamma Beta-Florida State University
What is the most rewarding part of being a House Director? “I really enjoy the problem-solving aspects to the job—unless it involves water in an area where water should not be! I find it so gratifying how the women can be so appreciative of simple things, like a lightbulb change, lighting the fireplace, speaking to the chef for a member who is shy. It's definitely a great job for someone who likes paying it forward!” Nancy Schroer, House Director at Sigma–Univ. of Illinois “People are always curious about my job. I have a long career working with young people in a variety of non-profit and educational settings and have fallen in love with the young women, staff and my role in the organization. I enjoy living with a house full of inspiring young women! Walking alongside them as they discover who they want to be and where they want to go in life is a privilege. It brings a lot of joy to my life and purpose to my vocation.” Marianne Van Winkle, House Director at Delta Epsilon– University of California-Los Angeles
Now more than ever, the FHC knows it is crucial for its House Directors to connect with one another and the organization. In March 2020, the FHC began hosting House Director “Huddles” to provide opportunity for face-to-face conversation and communication. Over the summer, the Huddles became more frequent as House Directors needed education on the FHC’s COVID-19 Safe on Purpose Resources. Now, Huddles serve as a place for the FHC team to share announcements, resources and positivity among our House Directors. We are so grateful for them and this opportunity to connect!
What has been the biggest change as a House Director during COVID-19? “It has been much harder to get to know the women this year because they mostly stay in their rooms and no longer eat in the dining room. I miss chatting with them over a meal and hearing the latest scoop. I hope we are able to resume group meals soon." Helen Kyneur, House Director at Beta Delta–Indiana Univ.
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a day in the life OF A HOUSE DIRECTOR
Michelle Pilon—or “Mama Mia” as she is known at the Gamma Beta house at Florida State University—gives us an inside look at her typical day: MORNING
SWEETENING THE DEAL Though most FHC properties with House Directors have a separate chef, many HDs enjoy preparing special treats for collegiate members. “For Galentine’s Day in February 2019, I decorated the dining room, baked some goodies and made chocolate-covered strawberries. I love Galentine’s Day because it is nice to have a day dedicated to appreciating your girlfriends.” – Conner Richberg (Epsilon) “It is real easy for me to find a reason to display a table of delights. My all-time favorite was baking for Chi Omega's philanthropic event last year. We entered a salted caramel apple snickers cake.” – Michelle Pilon (Gamma Beta) “Chef Carlos and I enjoy working alongside the Chapter at the end of each year to celebrate graduating members at the last chapter dinner. We make the dinner extra special, and love cheering on the women to go out into the world and do great things.” – Marianne Van Winkle (Delta Epsilon)
• Turn porch lights off and foyer lights on • Make (and sip) coffee for members and staff • Respond to email and complete reports or paperwork MEALTIME • Ensure dining room areas are sanitized and ready for service • Greet non-residents arriving for meals and visit with members about their day. AFTERNOON • Run errands or continue current projects • Handle any custodialmaintenance or vendor issues • Check security cameras as needed EVENING • Plan or work on upcoming Mama Mia surprises and updates • Walk the perimeter and check points of entry • Lights out with some soothing music or a great movie
MEET CONNER & LYLA! Conner Richberg began her career with the FHC in 2019 as a House Director at Alpha–Syracuse University, but she recently made the move from a very snowy Syracuse, New York, to a less snowy Lexington, Kentucky, to serve as House Director at the newly renovated Epsilon home at the University of Kentucky. She didn't have to make the long trip alone. She was joined by her Australian Shephard, Lyla. How has having Lyla in the house shaped your experience as a House Director? Lyla is very important to me. Being able to have her with me has definitely enhanced my experience. Lyla helps me connect with members as well. They love to stop by my suite to visit us. This year I let members decide Lyla's Halloween costume. I put two options on my door and let the women vote. I kept the winner a secret and they had to come see us on Halloween to see which costume won! How does Lyla enjoy living in the sorority house? She absolutely loves it! She enjoys the attention from members and is always quick to grab her favorite toy and bring it to them as a gift. When members are away in the summer, I find her waiting at the door for someone to knock and give her pets. At first it was a big adjustment for her having so many people coming and going at all hours, but now she gets restless when the house is quiet. What is your favorite part about being a House Director? Getting to watch the women make memories and bonds that will last a lifetime. When I see them all gathered around the table eating and laughing it makes my heart happy. Some of my most cherished moments have been with my sorority sisters.
Three of the FHC's 22 House Directors are initiated members. They are Kristi Cormack, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, Marlys Headley, Theta Omega–University of South Carolina, and JoAnne Lamb, Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University
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A LOOK BACK FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Fraternity vs. Sorority
ave you ever wondered why Alpha Gamma Delta is referred to as the Fraternity? In observance of Women's History Month in March, we look to a blog post from fraternity/sorority historian Dr. Fran Becque for a closer look at the naming of Greek-letter organizations.
“Why are some National Panhellenic Conference groups women’s fraternities and some are sororities?” is a question I am often asked. It’s a tough one because the 26 NPC organizations are typically referred to as sororities in everyday conversation (i.e. sorority recruitment, office of fraternity and sorority life, etc.). In [my] blog I find myself referring [them] as sororities, even though I know fully well that the majority are women’s fraternities or "fraternities for women." Credit for this dilemma is given to one man, Dr. Frank Smalley, a [Latin] professor at Syracuse University. Gamma Phi Beta was founded at Syracuse in 1874. Eight years later, Gamma Phi Beta’s second chapter was was installed, an announcement appeared in the newspaper. On the following day, Smalley made his now-famous comment, “I presume that you young women are now members of a sorority,” thereby coining the word and bringing it into modern usage. In the October 1912 Crescent of Gamma Phi Beta, Smalley explained, “It appears to me that the use of the word ‘sorority’ to indicate a college Greek-letter society of young women needs no defense. It is to some extent a question of taste. The word ‘fraternity’ when used of such a society seems a little forced, although the comprehensive use of masculine terms to include women, sometimes justifies it. However, when we have a Latin form sororities, which is specific and exact, why should not the English form ‘sorority’ be used with the same exactness as we observe in the ordinary use of the pronouns he and she?” The roots of the word “fraternity” are from “phratia,” the Greek word meaning people who hold a common interest, as well as the Latin word “fraternitas.”
The name 'The Syracuse Triad' refers to the three sororities founded at Syracuse University. In addition to Alpha Gam, the Triad includes Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi Beta. The first two groups were established before the term "sorority" was created, so Alpha Gam followed suit chose Fraternity. Learn more about The Syracuse Triad in the Quarterly's ® Fall 2013 issue.
Those officially [designated] a sorority are Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Kappa and Sigma Sigma Sigma.
By Dr. Fran DeSimone Becque–Pi Beta Phi. Fran is the founder of ® fraternityhistory.com where she regularly shares historical and often unheard stories from Greek-letter organizations. She holds a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her dissertation, "Coeducation and the History of Women's Fraternities," documented the growth of the seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference. Follow her on Twitter ® @GLOhistory.
All four National Pan-Hellenic Council women’s organizations were incorporated as sororities. NPHC sororities refer to fellow members as "soror," from Latin, meaning 'sister' or 'female friend.' Learn more about the history of NPHC groups on the ® Alpha Gam Blog.
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We have big plans for 2021. Day of Giving is an opportunity for our sisters and friends to connect with the Foundation and support the educational, leadership and philanthropic efforts of Alpha Gamma Delta and our members. Starting March 24—for 1,904 minutes—we are asking members to help us make a loving, leading and lasting impact on the education and leadership programs offered by Alpha Gamma Delta, and magnify our fight against hunger. We hope you'll join us to help make 2021 our most impactful year yet. #AlphaGamGives
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collegiate reports Chapters are listed by state. Please view the key for an explanation of the information provided. In an effort to provide more collegiate chapter coverage, we will report statistical information on every chapter twice a year. Regular reports, provided by chapters, will appear in the other two issues.
ALABAMA PSI University of Alabama ® ua.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA DELTA Auburn University ® auburn.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 112 Chapter Size: 391 • Campus Total: 404 Scholarship: 3.93 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 81 Chapter Size: 292 • Campus Total: 291 Scholarship: 3.83 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
GAMMA SIGMA Troy University ® troy.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA UPSILON University of Montevallo ® aum.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 53 Chapter Size: 146 • Campus Total: 153 Scholarship: 3.57 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 15 Chapter Size: 50 • Campus Total: 52 Scholarship: 3.484 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
GAMMA OMEGA Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham ® uab.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA PSI University of North Alabama ® una.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 27 Chapter Size: 99 • Campus Total: 97 Scholarship: 3.566 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 43 Chapter Size: 142 • Campus Total: 141 Scholarship: 3.577 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
THETA BETA Auburn Univ. at Montgomery ® aum.alphagammadelta.org
THETA EPSILON University of South Alabama ® southalabama. alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 12 Chapter Size: 23 • Campus Total: 26 Scholarship: 3.27 GPA / Pearl v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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New Member Total: 43 Chapter Size: 96 • Campus Total: 125 Scholarship: 3.41 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ARKANSAS DELTA XI Arizona State University ® asu.alphagammadelta.org
EPSILON ZETA Arkansas State University ® astate.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 36 Chapter Size: 57 • Campus Total: 251 Scholarship: 3.34 GPA / Pearl
New Member Total: 49 Chapter Size: 177 • Campus Total: 162 Scholarship: 3.661 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
DELTA EPSILON Univ. of California, Los Angeles ® ucla.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA ETA San Diego State University ® sdsu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 41 Chapter Size: 97 • Campus Total: 179 Scholarship: 3.8 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 95 Chapter Size: 185 • Campus Total: 224 Scholarship: 3.5 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
DELTA IOTA California State Univ., Chico ® csuchico.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA PI San Francisco State University ® sfsu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 30 Chapter Size: 144 • Campus Total: 154 Scholarship: 3.43 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 21 Chapter Size: 115 • Campus Total: 158 Scholarship: 3.51 GPA / Diamond
DELTA RHO Sonoma State University ® sonoma.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA TAU Chapman University ® chapman.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 12 Chapter Size: 98 • Campus Total: 129 Scholarship: 3.58 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 34 Chapter Size: 152 • Campus Total: 217 Scholarship: 3.54 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
FLORIDA GAMMA BETA Florida State University ® fsu.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 56 Chapter Size: 158 • Campus Total: 251 Scholarship: 3.602 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter THETA LAMBDA University of West Florida ® uwf.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 25 Chapter Size: 65 • Campus Total: 87 Scholarship: 3.38 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ABOUT THIS LIST NEW MEMBER TOTAL: Reflects the number of New Members recruited during Primary Recruitment (fall or spring, depending on campus). CHAPTER SIZE: Total members plus new members following Primary Recruitment. CAMPUS TOTAL: The number of members the campus determines the chapter is eligible to recruit. Due to the pandemic, NPC advised campuses to keep Chapter Total from the 2019-2020 academic year. For this reason, many more chapters—within Alpha Gamma Delta and other NPC organizations—are below Campus Total and participated in Continuous Open Bidding . SCHOLARSHIP: GPA as of Spring 2020 / Alpha Gam academic honors, if applicable. Diamond 3.5+ GPA; Pearl = 3.25–3.49; Gold = 3.14–3.24. See page 7 for more information regarding the Marguerite Shepherd Initiative. ® = Click to Visit Website
v = Top GPA on Campus
2 = Campus Does not Observe
" = 2019-2020 Jewell Chapter
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GEORGIA MU Brenau University ® brenau.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA ALPHA University of Georgia ® uga.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 4 Chapter Size: 15 • Campus Total: 24 Scholarship: 3.498 GPA / Pearl
New Member Total: 88 Chapter Size: 286 • Campus Total: 299 Scholarship: 3.73 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
GAMMA IOTA Mercer University ® mercer.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA TAU University of West Georgia ® westga.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 27 Chapter Size: 80 • Campus Total: 112 Scholarship: 3.64 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 24 Chapter Size: 60 • Campus Total: 75 Scholarship: 3.21 GPA / Gold
GAMMA PHI Georgia Institute of Technology ® gatech.alphagammadelta.org
NU DELTA Georgia College ® gcsu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 56 Chapter Size: 175 • Campus Total: 184 Scholarship: 3.78 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 53 Chapter Size: 156 • Campus Total: 179 Scholarship: 3.42 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
HAWAII THETA DELTA University of North Georgia ® ung.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA SIGMA University of Hawaii ® hawaii.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 33 Chapter Size: 115 • Campus Total: 120 Scholarship: 3.6 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 34 Chapter Size: 93 • Campus Total: 97 Scholarship: Not Reported " Foundation Jewel Chapter
DELTA THETA University of Idaho ® uidaho.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA UPSILON Boise State University ® boisestate.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 26 Chapter Size: 76 • Campus Total: 98 Scholarship: 3.45 GPA / Pearl
New Member Total: 65 Chapter Size: 191 • Campus Total: 184 Scholarship: 3.64 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
XI Illinois Wesleyan University ® iwu.alphagammadelta.org
SIGMA University of Illinois ® illinois.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 23 Chapter Size: 66 • Campus Total: 67 Scholarship: 3.7 GPA / Diamond v
New Member Total: 56 Chapter Size: 155 • Campus Total: 178 Scholarship: 3.7419 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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BETA ETA Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale ® siu.alphagammadelta.org
BETA IOTA Eastern Illinois University ® eiu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 25 Chapter Size: 49 • Campus Total: 60 Scholarship: 3.52 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 7 Chapter Size: 23 • Campus Total: 26 Scholarship: 3.64 GPA / Diamond v
BETA UPSILON Roosevelt University ® roosevelt.alphagammadelta.org
BETA OMICRON Illinois State University ® illinoisstate.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 12 Chapter Size: 21 • Campus Total: 2 Scholarship: 3.813 GPA / Diamond v
New Member Total: 36 Chapter Size: 152 • Campus Total: 136 Scholarship: 3.818 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
BETA DELTA Indiana University ® indiana.alphagammadelta.org
BETA XI Purdue University ® purdue.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 57 Chapter Size: 192 • Campus Total: 2 Scholarship: 3.733 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 44 Chapter Size: 133 • Campus Total: 138 Scholarship: 3.59 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
BETA TAU Ball State University ® bsu.alphagammadelta.org
BETA PHI Valparaiso University ® valparaiso.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 36 Chapter Size: 98 • Campus Total: 100 Scholarship: 3.57 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 16 Chapter Size: 58 • Campus Total: 87 Scholarship: 3.426 GPA / Pearl
PI Coe College ® coe.alphagammadelta.org
RHO Iowa State University ® iastate.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 10 Chapter Size: 41 • Campus Total: 43 Scholarship: 3.646258 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 39 Chapter Size: 111 • Campus Total: 143 Scholarship: 3.72 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
EPSILON KAPPA Pittsburg State University ® pittstate.alphagammadelta.org
EPSILON MU Fort Hays State University ® fhsu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 25 Chapter Size: 78 • Campus Total: 87 Scholarship: 3.5179 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 5 i Chapter Size: 27 • Campus Total: 35 Scholarship: 3.23 GPA / Gold v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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KENTUCKY EPSILON CHI Kansas State University ® kstate.alphagammadelta.org
EPSILON University of Kentucky ® uky.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 43 Chapter Size: 101 • Campus Total: 154 Scholarship: 3.445 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 81 Chapter Size: 235 • Campus Total: 278 Scholarship: 3.5847 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
GAMMA XI Murray State University ® murraystate.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA OMICRON Eastern Kentucky University ® eku.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 31 Chapter Size: 85 • Campus Total: 96 Scholarship: 3.71 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 35 Chapter Size: 95 • Campus Total: 95 Scholarship: 3.41 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
THETA IOTA Western Kentucky University ® wku.alphagammadelta.org
THETA UPSILON Georgetown College ® georgetown.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 53 Chapter Size: 153 • Campus Total: 156 Scholarship: 3.54 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 10 Chapter Size: 26 • Campus Total: 58 Scholarship: 3.57 GPA / Diamond
MASSACHUSETTS ZETA DELTA Towson University ® towson.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA ZETA Worcester Polytechnic Institute ® wpi.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 18 Chapter Size: 100 • Campus Total: 127 Scholarship: 3.56 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 18 Chapter Size: 87 • Campus Total: 136 Scholarship: 3.43 GPA / Pearl
ALPHA BETA University of Michigan ® michigan.alphagammadelta.org
ALPHA PI Wayne State University ® wayne.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 55 Chapter Size: 176 • Campus Total: 218 Scholarship: 3.799 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 12 Chapter Size: 58 • Campus Total: 58 Scholarship: Not Reported " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ALPHA UPSILON Central Michigan University ® cmich.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA ALPHA Eastern Michigan University ® emich.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 20 Chapter Size: 60 • Campus Total: 62 Scholarship: 3.367 GPA / Pearl
New Member Total: 10 Chapter Size: 28 • Campus Total: 42 Scholarship: 3.3 GPA / Pearl
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ZETA EPSILON Michigan Technological University ® mtu.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA NU Alma College ® alma.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 5 Chapter Size: 25 • Campus Total: 25 Scholarship: 3.66 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 13 Chapter Size: 34 • Campus Total: 39 Scholarship: 3.45 GPA / Pearl
ZETA SIGMA Northwood University ® northwood.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA UPSILON Northern Michigan University ® nmu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 7 Chapter Size: 22 • Campus Total: 23 Scholarship: 3.12 GPA
New Member Total: 6 Chapter Size: 13 • Campus Total: 24 Scholarship: 3.455 GPA / Pearl
MINNESOTA ZETA OMICRON Kettering University ® kettering.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA University of Minnesota ® umn.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 1 Chapter Size: 34 • Campus Total: 57 Scholarship: 3.76 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 29 Chapter Size: 108 • Campus Total: 134 Scholarship: 3.66 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
EPSILON EPSILON William Jewell College ® jewell.alphagammadelta.org
EPSILON LAMBDA University of Central Missouri ® ucmo.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 14 Chapter Size: 57 • Campus Total: 62 Scholarship: 3.712 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 20 Chapter Size: 45 • Campus Total: 68 Scholarship: 3.46 GPA / Pearl
EPSILON OMEGA Truman State University ® ucmo.alphagammadelta.org
KAPPA BETA Missouri Western State University ® missouriwestern.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 16 Chapter Size: 61 • Campus Total: 92 Scholarship: 3.65 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 15 Chapter Size: 32 • Campus Total: 54 Scholarship: 3.24 GPA / Gold " Foundation Jewel Chapter
MONTANA KAPPA DELTA Westminster College ® westminstermo. alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 10 Chapter Size: 26 • Campus Total: 40 Scholarship: 3.416 GPA / Pearl
DELTA GAMMA Montana State University ® montana.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 7 Chapter Size: 30 • Campus Total: 83 Scholarship: 3.39 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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NEVADA BETA ALPHA Nebraska Wesleyan University ® nebrwesleyan. alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 21 Chapter Size: 64 • Campus Total: 87 Scholarship: 3.44 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
DELTA OMICRON University of Nevada, Las Vegas ® unlv.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 27 Chapter Size: 56 • Campus Total: 75 Scholarship: 3.432 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ZETA TAU Seton Hall University ® shu.alphagammadelta.org
LAMBDA DELTA Rutgers University ® rutgers.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 28 Chapter Size: 115 • Campus Total: 115 Scholarship: 3.504 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 38 Chapter Size: 138 • Campus Total: 150 Scholarship: 3.691 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ALPHA Syracuse University ® syr.alphagammadelta.org
ALPHA ALPHA University at Buffalo–SUNY ® buffalo.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 21 Chapter Size: 93 • Campus Total: 234 Scholarship: 3.67 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 25 Chapter Size: 76 • Campus Total: 79 Scholarship: Not Reported
ZETA ETA Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ® rpi.alphagammadelta.org
LAMBDA ALPHA St. Joseph’s College Long Island ® sjcnylongisland. alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 19 Chapter Size: 90 • Campus Total: 100 Scholarship: 3.77 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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New Member Total: 9 Chapter Size: 44 • Campus Total: 44 Scholarship: 3.67 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
GAMMA ETA High Point University ® highpoint.alphagammadelta.org
THETA MU Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington ® uncw.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 61 Chapter Size: 192 • Campus Total: 199 Scholarship: 3.547 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 22 Chapter Size: 74 • Campus Total: 87 Scholarship: 3.649 GPA / Diamond
THETA OMICRON Western Carolina University ® uncw.alphagammadelta.org
NU ALPHA Appalachian State University ® appstate.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 13 Chapter Size: 57 • Campus Total: 72 Scholarship: 3.432 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 44 Chapter Size: 122 • Campus Total: 135 Scholarship: 3.575 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
NU GAMMA East Carolina University ® ecu.alphagammadelta.org
BETA BETA North Dakota State University ® ndsu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 38 Chapter Size: 119 • Campus Total: 152 Scholarship: 3.489 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 27 Chapter Size: 70 • Campus Total: 81 Scholarship: Unavailable Due to COVID-19 " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ZETA Ohio University ® ohio.alphagammadelta.org
OMEGA University of Akron ® ohio.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 25 Chapter Size: 113 • Campus Total: 124 Scholarship: Not Reported
New Member Total: Spring Chapter Size: 57 • Campus Total: 58 Scholarship: 3.67 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ALPHA IOTA Baldwin Wallace College ® eiu.alphagammadelta.org
ALPHA LAMBDA The Ohio State University ® osu.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 11 Chapter Size: 47 • Campus Total: 60 Scholarship: 3.674 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 54 Chapter Size: 161 • Campus Total: 197 Scholarship: 3.78 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
OKLAHOMA LAMBDA EPSILON Case Western Reserve University ® case.alphagammadelta.org
UPSILON University of Oklahoma ® ou.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 10 Chapter Size: 79 • Campus Total: 88 Scholarship: 3.801 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 107 Chapter Size: 256 • Campus Total: 308 Scholarship: 3.6986 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
OREGON EPSILON NU University of Central Oklahoma ® uco.alphagammadelta.org
PHI Oregon State University ® oregonstate.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 27 Chapter Size: 73 • Campus Total: 74 Scholarship: 3.755 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 33 Chapter Size: 127 • Campus Total: 125 Scholarship: 3.46 GPA / Pearl
ALPHA EPSILON Westminster College ® westminstercollege. alphagammadelta.org
ALPHA SIGMA Indiana University of Pennsylvania ® iup.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 7 Chapter Size: 48 • Campus Total: 49 Scholarship: 3.649 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 4 Chapter Size: 41 • Campus Total: 48 Scholarship: Not Reported " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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ALPHA OMEGA Duquesne University ® duq.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA BETA Lehigh University ® lehigh.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 20 Chapter Size: 109 • Campus Total: 115 Scholarship: 3.67 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 27 Chapter Size: 96 • Campus Total: 103 Scholarship: 3.78 GPA / Diamond v
ZETA GAMMA Gannon University ® gannon.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA THETA Lafayette College ® lafayette.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 11 Chapter Size: 58 • Campus Total: 68 Scholarship: 3.77 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 10 Chapter Size: 75 • Campus Total: 78 Scholarship: 3.83 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ZETA PI Saint Joseph’s University ® sju.alphagammadelta.org
LAMBDA GAMMA Villanova University ® lafayette.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 19 Chapter Size: 134 • Campus Total: 149 Scholarship: 3.69 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: Postponed Chapter Size: 95 • Campus Total: 121 Scholarship: 3.71 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
TENNESSEE THETA OMEGA University of South Carolina ® sc.alphagammadelta.org
GAMMA ZETA University of Memphis ® memphis.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 107 Chapter Size: 275 • Campus Total: 343 Scholarship: 3.71 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 23 Chapter Size: 83 • Campus Total: 87 Scholarship: 3.67 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
THETA PSI Austin Peay State University ® apsu.alphagammadelta.org
THETA TAU Belmont University ® belmont.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 11 Chapter Size: 31 • Campus Total: 49 Scholarship: 3.19 GPA / Gold " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 68 Chapter Size: 213 • Campus Total: 229 Scholarship: 3.486 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
TEXAS NU BETA University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ® utc.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 46 Chapter Size: 106 • Campus Total: 117 Scholarship: 3.41 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
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EPSILON UPSILON Tarleton State University ® tarleton.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 45 Chapter Size: 114 • Campus Total: 117 Scholarship: 3.34 GPA / Pearl
EPSILON PHI Texas Woman’s University ® twu.alphagammadelta.org
EPSILON PSI University of Texas at Dallas ® utdallas.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 16 Chapter Size: 40 • Campus Total: 52 Scholarship: 3.561 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 26 Chapter Size: 87 • Campus Total: 96 Scholarship: 3.561 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
KAPPA EPSILON Texas State University ® tamucc.alphagammadelta.org
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
® tamucc.alphagammadelta.org New Member Total: 22 Chapter Size: 54 • Campus Total: 63 Scholarship: 3.1 GPA " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 52 Chapter Size: 115 • Campus Total: 143 Scholarship: 3.3 GPA / Pearl
GAMMA LAMBDA Longwood University ® longwood. alphagammadelta.org
THETA ZETA Randolph-Macon College ® rmc.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 16 Chapter Size: 56 • Campus Total: 58 Scholarship: 3.56 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 17 Chapter Size: 68 • Campus Total: 74 Scholarship: 3.57 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
THETA NU Virginia Commonwealth University ® vcu.alphagammadelta.org
IOTA University of Washington ® washington.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 12 Chapter Size: 88 • Campus Total: 94 Scholarship: 3.42 GPA / Pearl " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 39 Chapter Size: 127 • Campus Total: 133 Scholarship: 3.54 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
DELTA BETA Washington State University ® wsu.alphagammadelta.org
ALPHA OMICRON West Virginia Wesleyan College ® wvwc.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 46 Chapter Size: 188 • Campus Total: 207 Scholarship: 3.524 GPA / Diamond
New Member Total: 7 Chapter Size: 28 • Campus Total: 56 Scholarship: 3.53 GPA / Diamond " Foundation Jewel Chapter
BETA EPSILON Carroll University ® carrollu.alphagammadelta.org
BETA THETA University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ® uwwhitewater.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 13 Chapter Size: 41 • Campus Total: 46 Scholarship: 3.4 GPA / Pearl
New Member Total: 17 Chapter Size: 54 • Campus Total: 68 Scholarship: 3.43 GPA / Pearl
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CANADA TAU University of Toronto ® utoronto.alphagammadelta.org
ALPHA ETA Dalhousie University ® dal.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 18 Chapter Size: 50 • Campus Total: 44 Scholarship: Not Reported
New Member Total: 11 Chapter Size: 22 • Campus Total: 2 Scholarship: 3.75 GPA / Diamond
BETA GAMMA University of Manitoba ® umanitoba.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA ZETA University of British Columbia ® ubc.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 6 Chapter Size: 18 • Campus Total: 30 Scholarship: 3.25 GPA / Pearl v
New Member Total: 30 Chapter Size: 102 • Campus Total: 97 Scholarship: Not Reported
DELTA KAPPA University of Alberta ® ualberta.alphagammadelta.org
DELTA NU University of Calgary ® ucalgary.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 21 Chapter Size: 49 • Campus Total: 45 Scholarship: Unavailable due to COVID-19
New Member Total: 23 Chapter Size: 55 • Campus Total: 55 Scholarship: Not Reported " Foundation Jewel Chapter
ZETA CHI University of Western Ontario ® uwo.alphagammadelta.org
ZETA OMEGA Ontario Tech University ® uoit.alphagammadelta.org
New Member Total: 1 Chapter Size: 99 • Campus Total: 96 Scholarship: 3.5 GPA / Diamond v " Foundation Jewel Chapter
New Member Total: 15 Chapter Size: 21 • Campus Total: 2 Scholarship: 2.99 GPA
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The following financial data is for Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2020
EXPENSES 30% Member Services | $1,943,066 20% Liability Insurance Premiums | $1,266,025
10% Convention/Academy for Collegiate Officers | $616,192 8% Merchandise | $498,656 5% Communications/Marketing | $331,470
27% Management/General/Other | $1,706,984
45% Member Income | $2,869,974
21% Collected Liability Insurance | $1,314,077 2% Convention/Academy for Collegiate Officers | $106,475 14% Merchandise & Brand Royalties | $866,878 11% Grants/Investment/Other | $738,933 7% Contribution from Set Aside | $466,056
DEPOSITS 45% 14% $6,362,393 2%
2% 21% 1
Total Assets $11,997,261
Total Liabilities $7,868,412
Net Assets $4,128,849 Summer Winter 2020 37
alumnae reports News and updates from Alpha Gam alumnae chapters and clubs A Akron Alumnae Chapter
A Nashville Alumnae Chapter
A Austin Area Alumnae Chapter
A Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter
The annual Jewel Ball kickoff went virtual with a full week of online events, including a holiday party, game night, happy hour, a night of service and more. Together, they raised $10,422 raised for Foundation.
Akron Alumnae Chapter
Austin alumnae held their first-ever Virtual 5k Run/Walk and raised money for the Foundation and to purchase gifts for a family of four through SAFE AUSTIN Holiday Program. They virtually celebrated their annual Holiday Party & Cookie Exchange in December.
A Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter
Austin Area Alumnae Chapter
Raleigh alumnae kicked off the year with a socially distanced Alpha Gam Always event and food drive held at three locations. They sold a record number of pecans to benefit the Foundation and other charities. A few sisters made a trip to see Berkeley the Squirrel. Berkley is a wooden sculpture created from a 120-year-old, 90-ft oak tree and is now located in Raleigh's Nash Square. Members raised more than $1200 for the JDRF Walk for the Cure, provided supplies for a teacher's classroom, held a virtual family game night and celebrated the holidays with a Secret Santa gift exchange.
A Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter
Heart of Virginia Alumnae Chapter
Members kicked off the holiday season with an outdoor open house where they could catch up, purchase Alpha Gam goodies, grab a cup of hot chocolate and donate items to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter. Funds raised benefited the scholarship at Gamma Lambda–Longwood University and the Foundation. As part of the ornament and cookie recipe exchange, members enjoyed surprises delivered by mail or on their doorstep. They kicked off 2021 with a Meals on Wheels tray-card project with Gamma Lambda.
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Sisters gathered both online and in-person for the annual Friendsgiving Dinner, participated in a Gingerbread Tea and raised $3,780 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation during their annual holiday nut sale. See page 2 for more!
Nashville alumnae gave back by partnering with the United Way to help fill Give Thanks boxes for their fall Day of Action. Seven boxes were filled and sent to families so they could cook meals during the holiday season. LA-area alumnae raised more than $1600 for the Foundation by selling face masks, thanks to loving members far and wide who made purchases. The following prints (see photo) are still available for $14: Crosshatch, Mini Rose, Yellow Plaid, RosesWhite-Red and Plaid. Visit ® bit.ly/2YKvezX or email à firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours! Orange County Alumnae Chapter In November, OCAC members donated 22 blankets to patients at the City of Hope. Sisters got crafty making handmade holiday cards for seniors. In January, they held their first-ever Squirrel Scamper and partnered with the LA Area Alumnae Chapter for various Week of Service events in February.
A Palm Springs Area Alumnae Club
Members had a blast guessing sisters during an ongoing Masked Sister contest. Everyone submitted photos and the member who correctly identified the most won a prize. In October, they raised money for the Foundation with a virtual viewing of a 1985 episode of "Let's Make a Deal," featuring a club member. A quiz was distributed beforehand regarding the outcome of the show and a scavenger hunt-style had members scouring their homes for items such as a dictionary, baby rattle, or a can or tuna. An additional $25 was donated in memory of Marjorie Carlson Gattavara, Iota–University of Washington, who entered Chapter Grand earlier in the year. The Club also held a virtual awards ceremony, and former Club President Joyce WatkinsTerrill, Alpha Chi–Thiel College, was honored with the Arc of Epsilon Pi. Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Tampa Bay alumnae found creative ways to
stay connected and make a difference in their community. They held a Lighting of the Tapers Ceremony and streamed the event live through Zoom in December. It was followed by a virtual version of their annual Cookies & Cocoa event. They continue to meet monthly on Zoom to discuss selections of the Alpha Gam Book Club. A new online Super Bowl fundraiser was held to benefit the Foundation in January. For Week of Service, they collected clothing for Dress for Success, an organization that helps women achieve economic independence through a network of support, professional attire and development tools.
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Valley of the Sun Alumnae Chapter Alumnae fully embraced virtual events and hosted several over the past few months fall. From bi-weekly happy hours to game night to Halloween trivia with Delta Xi–Arizona State University, members realized more than ever the power of connection and sisterhood.
Houston Alumnae Club
Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter
Nashville Alumnae Chapter
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FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Scholarships are awarded each year to members seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees. Recipients are selected based on the applicants’ academic accomplishments and financial need, as well as engagement in the chapter, on campus and in the community.
Funding for General Scholarships is provided by unrestricted donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund. Thanks to the generosity of sisters and friends, the Foundation awarded 45 General Scholarships to the following Alpha Gams for the 2020-21 academic year.
Beta Upsilon–Roosevelt University Major: Psychology
Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University Major: Biology
Beta Theta–University of WisconsinWhitewater Majors: Marketing & Economics
Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University Major: Graphic Design
Beta Phi–Valparaiso University Major: Health Science
Lambda Delta–Rutgers University Major: Public Health 40 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Zeta Pi–Saint Joseph’s University Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Zeta Eta–Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Master's Program: Biomedical Engineering
Pi–Coe College Majors: Physics & Computer Science
Psi–University of Alabama Majors: Psychology & Public Relations
Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Personal & Family Finance
Delta Zeta–Univ. of British Columbia Major: Engineering
Gamma Sigma–Troy University Major: Global Business
Delta Alpha–Univ. of Southern California Master's Program: International Development
Rho–Iowa State University Major: Apparel Merchandising & Design
Gamma Omicron–Eastern Kentucky Univ. Major: Exercise & Sports Science
Gamma Iota–Mercer University Major: Accounting
Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Doctoral Program: Medical Dentistry
Delta Kappa–University of Alberta Master's Program: Professional Communication
Epsilon Upsilon–Tarleton State Univ. Major: Public Relations Event Management
Zeta Chi–Univ. of Western Ontario Doctoral Programs: Developmental Psychology & Education
Beta Upsilon–Roosevelt University Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University Major: Elementary Education
Delta Phi–California Polytechnic State University Master's Program: Nursing
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Social Work
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Biochemistry
Alpha Omega–Duquesne University Majors: Finance & Marketing
Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba Majors: Linguistics & English
Epsilon Epsilon–William Jewell College Majors: Psychological Science & Nonprofit Leadership
Iota–University of Washington Doctoral Program: Law
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Nursing
Theta Tau–Belmont University Major: Psychology
Zeta Sigma–Northwood University Major: Operations & Supply Chain Management
Theta Omega–Univ. of South Carolina Master's Program: Business & Real Estate
Zeta Beta–Lehigh University Major: Sociology
Zeta Omega–Ontario Tech University Major: Nursing
Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University Major: Broadcasting
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Majors: Advertising & Human Relations
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Business Administration
Delta Epsilon–University of California, Los Angeles Majors: Economics & Statistics
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Applied Biology
Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Master's Programs: Healthcare Management & Occupational Therapy
Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Exercise Science
Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan Univ. Doctoral Program: Osteopathic Medicine Winter 2020 41
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Thanks to the generous support of many members, chapters, alumnae, family and friends, the following 105 women received scholarships through the Foundation’s Endowment and Restricted Fund Program for the 2020-21 year.
Nu Delta–Georgia College Major: Biology Foundation General Endowment
Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Applied Mathematics William, Jr. & Minerva Ritchie Denning Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois Doctoral Program: Medicine Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: Psychology Alpha Omicron-Glauner Scholarship
Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas State University Doctoral Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Phi–Oregon State University Master's Program: Industrial & Labor Relations Chicago NW Suburban Alumnae Club 40th Anniversary Scholarship
Zeta Nu–Alma College Majors: English & Communications Schalon/Chi Scholarship
Zeta Nu–Alma College Major: English Elizabeth Connely Lee Scholarship
Delta Tau–Chapman University Major: Creative Writing Marilynn Joan Yocum Roy Memorial Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Visual Communications Design Theta Sigma Upsilon Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Biological Sciences Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Delta Eta–San Diego State University Major: Kinesiology Jess Agee Temple & Helen Pasas Todd Memorial Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois Doctoral Program: Physical Therapy Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Majors: Journalism & Int'l Affairs Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship
Gamma Tau–Univ. of West Georgia Major: Speech-Language Pathology Michelle Flake Morgan Scholarship
Delta Xi–Arizona State University Major: Communication Studies Delta Xi Endowment 42 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Theta Lambda–Univ. of West Florida Doctoral Program: Physical Therapy Judy Tice Scholarship
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Early Childhood Education Tricia Barber Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Business Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Marketing Beta Xi Endowment
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Biochemistry Dee Ann Elliott Woodall Endowment
Zeta–Ohio University Major: Early Childhood Education Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Doctoral Program: Pharmacy LaVerne Taylor Flanagan Scholarship
Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba Major: Human Resources & Leadership Helen Mae Clarahan Spiese Scholarship
Delta–University of Minnesota Doctoral Program: Medicine Delta Memorial Scholarship
Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Delta Theta Scholarship
Pi–Coe College Major: Elementary Education Hillary FitzHugh Endowment
Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Master's Program: Business Administration & Public Health Diana Stevens Falk Mem. Leadership Grant
Beta Theta–Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater Majors: Early Childhood & Special Education William & Gloria Rumsfield Scholarship
Gamma Eta–High Point University Major: Journalism Sarah Geraldine & Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship
Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University Major: Ecology Marie Ann Schlemmer Hill Endowed Scholarship
Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba Major: English Literature Foundation General Endowment Scholarship
Gamma Phi–Georgia Inst. of Technology Doctoral Program: Pharmacy Luann Rhodes Endowment
Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Drama Jane A. Graf Scholarship
Gamma Beta–Florida State University Majors: Family/Child Sciences & Hospitality/Tourism Management Martha Cowart Means Scholarship
Beta Eta–So. Illinois Univ. Carbondale Majors: Social Work & Psychology Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Beta Omicron–Illinois State University Major: Nursing Beta Omicron Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Non-Profit Admin. & Development Pearl Johnson Essary Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Master's Program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Major: Mechanical Engineering Elsie M. Jackson Scholarship
Alpha–Syracuse University Master's Program: School Counseling Pauline Schandelmeier Scholarship
Psi–University of Alabama Majors: Int'l Studies & Social Work Jean Lehl Koziara Scholarship
Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University
Iota–University of Washington Major: Political Science Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship
Omega–University of Akron Major: Social Work Carol Ann Gordon Scholarship
Psi–University of Alabama Major: Accounting Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Major: Graphic Communication Harriett Olsen Nagel Scholarship
Epsilon Epsilon–William Jewell College Doctoral Program: Pharmacy Jenae Marie Johnson Scholarship
Master's Program: Speech-Language Pathology
Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Epsilon Chi–Kansas State University Doctoral Program: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Gamma Omicron–Eastern Kentucky Univ. Master's program: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Gamma Phi–Georgia Inst. of Technology Major: Mechanical Engineering Gamma Phi Memorial Scholarship Winter 2020 43
Alpha Omega–Duquesne University Master's Program: Physician Assistant Linda A. Werner Scholarship
Delta Omicron–Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas Major: Human Services Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship
Epsilon Lambda–Univ. of Central Missouri Major: General Studies Sherralyn Denning Craven Scholarship
Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Biomedical Sciences Barbara Drummond Thorne Scholarship
Zeta Eta–Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Majors: Design, Innovation & Society; Communication, Media & Design Jessie Fortier Memorial Scholarship
Beta Eta–So. Illinois Univ. Carbondale Doctoral Program: Law Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburgh State Univ. Major: Elementary Education Unified Connie Yates Brown Scholarship
Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University Major: Accounting Charlotte Kickhaefer Davis Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Major: Business Administration Sandy McMurray Novak Scholarship
Delta–University of Minnesota Major: Communications Faith Sherman Goldberg Scholarship
Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Master's Program: Physician Assistant Alpha Beta Past Grand Council Members Scholarship
Sigma–University of Illinois Doctoral Program: Audiology Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship
Tau–University of Toronto Master's Program: Criminology/Sociology Lorna Wilson Brigden Tau Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Major: Business Administration Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Major: Spanish Adelaine Cheney McMurray Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Social Work Dawn Cleek Memorial Scholarship
Delta Epsilon–University of California, Los Angeles Master's Program: Education John & Betty Yeoman Briffett Scholarship
Beta Beta–North Dakota State Univ. Doctoral Program: Pharmacy Beta Beta Scholarship
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Delta Omicron–Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas Majors: Business Management & Dance Performance/Choreography Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship
Delta Beta–Washington State Univ. Majors: Broadcast News & Public Relations Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship
Psi–University of Alabama Major: Marketing Margaret Shirley Koster Scholarship 44 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
Iota–University of Washington Major: Business Iota Scholarship
Delta Nu–University of Calgary Major: Criminal Justice Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship
Delta Rho–Sonoma State University Major: Nursing Delta Pi Scholarship
Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Major: Nursing Peggy Kuebler Field Scholarship
Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburgh State Univ. Major: Nursing Fred & Marie Monk Samp Scholarship
Kappa Delta–Westminster College Doctoral Program: Law Rosalie Chuma Polche Scholarship
Delta Iota–Cal. State University-Chico Master's Program: Music Industry Merlon King Fanno Memorial Scholarship
Beta Eta–So. Illinois Univ. Carbondale Doctoral Program: Veterinary Medicine Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Beta Eta–So. Illinois Univ. Carbondale Major: Nursing Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship
Delta Omicron–Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas Major: Mathematics Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship
Gamma Beta–Florida State University Doctoral Program: Law Lucy Cushman Collins Scholarship
Psi–University of Alabama Majors: Public Relations & Communications Elaine Barrick Bess Scholarship
Nu Alpha–Appalachian State University
Master's Program: Speech-Language Pathology
Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Delta Rho–Sonoma State University Master's Program: Social Work Mildred Martin Scholarship
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Master's Program: Genetic Counseling Graf Memorial Scholarship
Iota–University of Washington Major: Physiology Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship
Epsilon Psi–Univ.of Texas at Dallas Major: Computer Science Barbara Feurer Freise Dallas Alumnae Scholarship
Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Major: Art & Design Sir Harry Polche Scholarship
Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Photography Judith Hayes Hand Scholarship
Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Early Childhood Education DuPage Area Alumnae Club Scholarship
Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Doctoral Program: Nursing Carole Valdez Elliott Scholarship
Epsilon Beta–University of Kansas Doctoral Program: Physical Therapy Epsilon Beta Educational Endowment
Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Communication Disorders & Sciences Jane Peters Dawson Scholarship
Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Communication Disorders Gamma Xi Scholarship
Zeta Sigma–Northwood University Master's Program: Business Management Calvin & Marian Newell Memorial Scholarship
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Master's Programs: Public Health & Health Education Carole Valdez Elliott Scholarship
Zeta–Ohio University Master's Program: Accounting Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
Theta Epsilon–Univ. of South Alabama Majors: Speech/Hearing Sciences & Psychology Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship
Zeta Pi–Saint Joseph’s University Major: Marketing G. Robert Grant Scholarship
Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Biology Charles J. & Helen Desha Petrie
Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Psychology Frances Funderburk Endowment
Delta Eta–San Diego State University Majors: Journalism & Media Studies So. California Alumnae Club Scholarship
Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Chemical Engineering Carolyn Joan Keefe Scholarship Winter 2020 45
Chapter Grand BETA University of Wisconsin-Madison Betty Mearns Thompson 1945 Joan Weavers Langdon 1947 Norma Ralston France 1947 DELTA University of Minnesota Marilyn Erickson Mitchell 1947 Jane Soucy Curran 1957 Lisa McDonell Nagle 1981 EPSILON University of Kentucky Marie VanHoose Sayre 1961 ZETA Ohio University Dorian Beck Trauger 1940 Sharon Rose Pifer 1948 Emily Sayles 1949 Frances Faine Newman 1951 Tamsyn Lou Haydon 1963 ETA DePauw University Betty Staples Herdman 1946 THETA Goucher College Barbara Boyce Iams 1950 IOTA University of Washington Marion Lichtenwalner Henderson 1952 Lambda Northwestern University Nita Myers Allen 1943 MU Brenau University Barbara Grandy Collins 1949 NU Boston University Eleanor Olmstead Parrott 1950 XI Illinois Wesleyan University Ellen Ross Adams 1945 Mary Chatten Malban 1947 Shirley Potter Carroll 1950 OMICRON University of California-Berkeley Angela Gann 1973 RHO Iowa State University Louise Fernow Morgan 1944 Bonnie Clappison Kincaid 1945 Shirley Lewellen Bishop 1946 Martha Barton Hartman 1950 Jeanne McGinn Birkenholz 1975 46 Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly
SIGMA University of Illinois Patricia Pollock James 1955 UPSILON University of Oklahoma Betty Edgington White 1947 Collette Keyser 1959 Jean Copeland Wolfe 1969 Josephine Lowe Freede 1975 PHI Oregon State University Jean Gardner Ullman 1947 Maxine Rose Gray 1947 Shirley Bone Brudvig 1950 Catherine Bennett Harper 1977 CHI Michigan State University Virginia Bristol Vahlbusch 1948 OMEGA University of Akron Bernadine Antonino 1962 ALPHA ALPHA University at Buffalo - SUNY Shirley Fellows Nagle 1953 ALPHA BETA University of Michigan Gare Gustafson Unnewehr 1970 Marcie Ball 1980 ALPHA GAMMA University of Cincinnati Margaret Jane Stivers Dyruff 1948 ALPHA DELTA Ohio Wesleyan University Rachel Yeck Diem 1945 Jean Hoffman Hart 1948 Marjorie Smits Schierloh 1953 Linda Bosely Miller 1965 Deborah Martin Pusinelli 1974 Lynne Moore Hack 1978 ALPHA THETA Hunter College Grace Vorpahl Burleigh 1938 ALPHA KAPPA Bowling Green State University Muriel Maline Campbell 1957 Judy Pabst 1958 ALPHA LAMBDA The Ohio State University Kathryn Groves Bennett 1957 ALPHA MU Pennsylvania State University Patricia Hale Woodring 1951
ALPHA NU Kent State University Gae Caldren Kesselring 1948 Beverly Wittmus Foight 1961 ALPHA XI University of Maryland-College Park Ann Gibson Sloan 1955 ALPHA OMICRON West Virginia Wesleyan College Jannie Davis Martin 1953 ALPHA UPSILON Central Michigan University Carolyn Dieterle 1962 ALPHA CHI Thiel College Terri Bowser 1978 BETA ALPHA Nebraska Wesleyan University Janet Grothe Deshayes 1956
DELTA BETA Washington State University Ruth Ellingwood Dorman 1944 Marilyn Smith Elliot 1949 Melba Rademacher Strand 1956 DELTA GAMMA Montana State University Elizabeth Tabor Kehmeier 1947 JoAnn Hicks Guenther 1960 DELTA DELTA University of Oregon Mary Howard Roe 1944 DELTA THETA University of Idaho Jill Huff 1985 EPSILON ALPHA University of Missouri Marilee Kratz Fenton 1950 Janice Wilson Martinette 1957
BETA ETA Southern Illinois University Carbondale Judith Barrett Zebos 1957 Marjorie Toler Allen 1957
EPSILON GAMMA University of Denver Charlotte Ryan O'Ryan 1944 Joan Madden Doerner 1950 Carol Hodges Bublitz 1961
BETA IOTA Eastern Illinois University Mildred Schoengrund Ballsrud 1975
EPSILON DELTA University of Texas Margaret Wilkinson Carroll 1947
GAMMA ALPHA University of Georgia Florence Roberts Robinson 1945 Florence Langtry Alvergue 1961
EPSILON IOTA University of Northern Colorado Louise Keena Reynolds 1962
GAMMA BETA Florida State University Carolyn Wronske Bird 1961 Margaret Henderson Hanson 1961 GAMMA GAMMA Queens University of Charlotte Jeanne Fleming Reynolds 1954 Vivian Bullock Eggers 1961 GAMMA DELTA Auburn University Bettyann Chadwick Russell 1954 Laura McMillan Brice 1965 Patricia Pruitt Inlow 1969 GAMMA EPSILON The University of North Carolina Marilyn McKee Milligan Groves 1952 GAMMA XI Murray State University Vickie Ellis Hargrove 1967 GAMMA PI Middle Tennessee State University Judy Taylor 1970
EPSILON MU Fort Hays State University Judith Skinner Thomasson 1961 EPSILON NU University of Central Oklahoma Lynne Ford Carrier 1994 EPSILON RHO Texas A&M University Charlotte Jamieson 1998 ZETA DELTA Towson University Megan Haupt 2000 THETA MU University of North Carolina-Wilmington Elizabeth Carswell 2000 THETA PSI Austin Peay State University Allena Scott Isham 2012 This list includes notices received September 1–November 30. The Fraternity extends sincere condolences to family and friends of these members.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sandy McMurray Novak, Iota
Iota–University of Washington, installed in March 1909, was Alpha Gam's ninth installed chapter. It initially began in 1907 as
a secret society called Theta Phi. According to a chapter history printed in the January 1931 Quarterly, Iota earned the highest GPA of any women's group during its first year on campus. Iota was also the first Alpha Gam chapter to own a chapter house. In the above photo, members pose dressed for a recruitment "stunt," or what was later referred to as a skit.
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