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winter 2017 volume CVII, N0.2

alpha gamma delta


your voice

chapter happenings

sister spotlight

that our sisterhood flourishes when we open our hearts and minds to

all the opportunities that come our way!



Let us embrace our Fraternity's continual growth and acknowledge

Rie Gerah Hoehner International President


he start of a new calendar year is such an excellent time to recalibrate our ambition, to reignite the fire within our hearts and to set our sights firmly toward the goals we want to achieve! Alpha Gamma Delta is poised and ready for another year of exciting and continued growth in many areas of our beloved Fraternity. While we will cherish our fondest memories and experiences of the year that has passed, we will let our hearts and minds lead us towards new heights in our journey ahead in 2017! Alpha Gamma Delta collegiate Chapter Presidents gathered in January for our second annual Academy for Chapter Presidents in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our future is certainly in good hands with these very special women who will lead our chapters with strong character, dedication and excellence! Realizing their impact will last well beyond the coming year, the weekend was focused on learning about themselves, their roles as Alpha Gam leaders and on building relationships with their peers. Our Fraternity is so very fortunate to have each and every one of our collegiate officers and advisor teams, who will guide our collegiate chapters to the next level in the coming year. As we look forward to the next few months, alumnae leaders continue preparations for International Reunion Day and our process begins for Volunteer Service Team biennial appointments. Planning has also begun for The Leadership Conference (TLC) which will take place July 7-9, in Indianapolis, Indiana. TLC gives our sisters another opportunity to come together and learn about new initiatives, innovative

programs and inspirational leadership experiences. Stay tuned for more information about TLC in the coming months. In this issue of the Quarterly, we highlight a core value of our sisterhood: that of being there for each other. Spring break is a wonderful time for our collegiate sisters to take a break from studies and stress. It is essential to refresh in order to finish the term strong. Whether our collegiate members are staying close to home, traveling to the beach or to a foreign country, safety is key. In this feature, you will find resources for women of all ages to enjoy time away while ensuring a safe and healthy return. In our sister profile articles, we hope you’ll be inspired as you learn about special alumnae sisters who are making significant impact within their careers and our world! With a new year comes change and resolution. This year, look to our Purpose for a roadmap to help guide you. We each have a favorite line, one that speaks to us. With the promise of a new year at hand, seek a new line to guide your focus in 2017. Let us embrace our Fraternity’s continual growth and acknowledge that our sisterhood flourishes when we open our hearts and minds to all the opportunities that come our way! I treasure each of you and your commitment to our sisterhood. It is because of you that Alpha Gamma Delta continues to move onward and upward!

Rie Gerah Hoehner International President

Director of Communications and Marketing Wendy Theus Barker

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Graphic Design Specialist Megan Disselkamp Communications and Marketing Specialist Shelby Kaiser



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NPC Meeting

FHC Focus

Purposeful Design

16 The Leadership Conference (TLC) 2017 17 Alumnae Dues 18 Alumnae Profile

32 A Look Back Fulfilling a Need

Soaring with STEM

14 Collegiate News

Chapter Happenings

15 Alumnae News

Alumnae Happenings

23 Pearls of Wisdom Staying Healthy on a Budget

24 Foundation

Scholarship Recipients 2016-2017

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33 Spot a Squirrel 34 Chapter Grand

The Quarterly Magazine Mission The Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly

35 Alpha Gamma Delta Past Grand President Enters Chapter Grand

Academy for Chapter 20 Alpha Gam Boutique Presidents Recap FOLLOW US 22 Sister Spotlight Stay up to date between Meet Kaitlin issues, too! Feature Our Sisterhood, Our Safety

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19 Alumnae Profile

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your voice

YOUR VOICE ON NOVEMBER 29, 2016, #GIVINGTUESDAY, THE ALPHA GAMMA DELTA FOUNDATION EXCEEDED ITS GOAL OF RAISING $25,000 AND RAISED MORE THAN $29,000! TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE TWEETS BELOW! @mbmorabito: I just honored a strong, confident woman this #GivingTuesday with a gift to the #AlphaGamFoundation. Will you?

@MarkKatePro: I support #AlphaGamFoundation to return on impactful scholarships I received & help children with diabetes have healthy lives @alyson_chapman: For #GivingTuesday, I gave the #AlphaGamFoundation to help our sisters so they can impact the world. #AlphaGamGives @AlphaGam_TSU @EN_Alumnae: EN sisters, have you supported the #AlphaGamFoundation via giving this #GivingTuesday yet? Be sure to share if so with #AlphaGamGives

@marj__miller: I gave in honor of @sarahjean0970, who will become a sister this week! #GivingTuesday #AlphaGamGives @alphagammadelta

@_amandadee: I gave in honor of @AlphaGams_HPU! Than you @alphagammadelta for providing the means for our women to excel as leaders! #AlphaGamGives

@_RebeccahGail: At lunch we heard that Alpha Gam is already to $7,500 of our $25,000 goal! Let's continue to donate, sisters! #AlphaGamGives

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Being kind is important to Alpha Gams! More than 2,000 sisters reacted, commented or shared this #ΑΓΔMondayMomentum.

SNOW place like Alpha Gam! The cold weather didn’t keep Karli Gabica, Phi–Oregon State University, from having some fun! Close to 1,500 sisters liked this post.

fraternity news updates

National Panhellenic Conference Month of the Scholar The National Panhellenic Conference stands for good scholarship among fraternity women and focuses on scholarship as a core value. Increased emphasis on academic excellence furthers the mission of women's fraternities and celebrations of the Day/Week of the Scholar have been very successful among College Panhellenic Associations. Through partnership with the member groups, NPC officially recognizes February as the Month of the Scholar. Alpha Gamma Delta launched the Marguerite Shepard Initiative to bring more awareness to scholastic achievement. This initiative comes with a variety of new ways to recognize and support Alpha Gamma Delta’s collegiate chapters and members. The spirit of recognition continues in February 2017 with the Month of Marguerite. Throughout the month, we are celebrating many of our incredible scholarship recipients and providing further education on how to apply for scholarships through local alumnae chapters and the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. We look forward to honoring Marguerite Shepard and our scholars for years to come. Remember to use #BeLikeMarguerite when posting on social media about your scholastic accomplishments.

International Badge Day Fellowship, leadership and a lifelong commitment to community service are daily themes in the lives of sorority women—from our collegiate members to alumnae. On Monday, March 6, these women — who number in the millions — will celebrate International Badge Day, which occurs during National Women’s History Month. On that day, Greek women will honor our separate and distinct Greek-letter affiliations by wearing our badges or letters. Each group is distinct in its fraternal bonds, and each will celebrate in different ways, but all will be celebrating the diverse interests of women. Celebrate International Badge day with the millions of powerful women as you, “Wear Your Letters on Your Heart.” Show off your Alpha Gamma Delta Badge with pride and be sure to post a photo to social media, using #BadgeDay16 and #AlphaGamBadge when posting.

International Council/VST Structure Task Force Update Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity strives to remain impactful, efficient and relevant. In order to carry on with this mission, it is necessary for International Council to assess the relevance of the organizational leadership and Volunteer Service Team (VST) structures. In the coming year, there will be a series of changes rolled out that will require the attention of voting members of the Fraternity to ensure Alpha Gamma Delta attains her goals. In fall 2015, International Council appointed a task force with the primary purpose to assess, research and provide recommendations for the most current and appropriate structure of International Council and the Volunteer Service Team. With this information, International Council strives to achieve excellence in support and management of the Fraternity’s various constituents, projects and initiatives. Since early 2016, the task force has conducted interviews, released surveys and researched the structure of other fraternal groups. The task force greatly appreciates all who participated in the surveys and interviews, as that information has allowed for an updated structure to be developed and proposed. The task force has also updated volunteer job descriptions and created new geographic territories. The hope is that the new structure is one that will be more efficient and effective, and will better serve our Fraternity. This has been an enormous undertaking for the Fraternity. It will likely involve constitutional amendments, changes to training materials and forms and many other preparations before the new structure can become a reality. The Fraternity will make a formal announcement to introduce the new structure, but, in the meantime, we want you to know the task force appreciates your continued support of this important project as we strive for excellence for Alpha Gamma Delta! The International Council and Volunteer Service Team structure task force is led by Jackie Brannon Stutts and members include: Jessica Hicks Baker; Melissa Brown; Barbara Meador Callard; Jill Ebers Dolberg; Michele Hartlove; Kalina Haynes; Michelle Myhre Murphy; and Shannon O’Brien. Look for future updates on Alpha Gamma Delta’s website. To reach the task force, please email agdtaskforce@gmail.com.


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N PC Meeting by Jules Schenk, Kappa Kappa Gamma, NPC Director of Marketing Excerpt from the 2016 National Panhellenic Annual Meeting Recap The 2016 National Panhellenic Conference annual meeting offered delegation members, inter/national presidents and executive directors an opportunity to reflect and discuss how the 26 member organizations are advancing together. The leaders met October 20-23 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. For the first time, in an effort to build relationships among the executive leadership, the delegate, inter/national president and executive director for each member organization attended an off-site event. The group visited the Missouri History Museum. Ginny Carroll, member of Alpha Xi Delta and principal of inGiNuity, guided a lively conversation on NPC memories and what NPC does best. Friday, Oct. 21, began with the executive leadership gathering for a facilitated conversation led by Ginny, including breakouts into their specific designations as board members, inter/national presidents and executive directors. The afternoon included training for new area advisors and those who serve on the Alumnae and College Panhellenic committees. That evening, attendees gathered to discuss the proposed legislation, hear an update from the Government Relations Committee and learn how the inter/national presidents of organizations represented at Harvard University are responding to Harvard’s ban on campus participation for members of single-sex organizations. Friday continued with the official opening of the business meeting. This year, the address took on a new twist as a video of the annual report displayed the accomplishments from the past year. Chairman Donna C. King, Sigma Kappa, closed the presentation saying, “Thank you to each of you for working together to ensure the achievements of 2015-2016 send a strong message to our publics that the sorority experience is alive, well and growing.” Early morning committee meetings kicked off Saturday, Oct. 22, followed by inter/national presidents and executive directors visiting the 37 NPC partners in the exhibit hall to learn about the valuable services they provide member organizations. The afternoon featured campus meetings where member organizations met to discuss specific concerns identified on certain campuses. Then, for the first time at an even-year meeting, NPC held a memorial service. Malaea Seleski, Zeta Tau Alpha said, “Open your hearts and reflect on these amazing women who touched us. We know they are smiling down at us from somewhere over the rainbow.” Alpha Gamma Delta remembered our beloved Myra Vedder Foxworthy during the service and fondly reflected on her service to the NPC and our Fraternity. After the business meeting, that night’s dinner celebrated the accomplishments of the NPC Foundation. Before and throughout the annual meeting attendees purchased sunflower stickers for $5 each. These stickers were given to attendees to say thank you for advancing the sorority experience. Janet Brown, Alpha Omicron Pi, NPC Foundation board of trustees president, announced during dinner this year’s sales raised more than $8,000 for the spirit fund. She also noted that 17 member organizations met the 100 percent delegation donation challenge. The annual meeting concluded with a town hall gathering Saturday night. Jon Coffin, VOX Global, moderated a panel discussion on the evolution of gender identity. The conversation presented an educational opportunity to listen and learn about a topic that intersects with the unique position NPC organizations have as all-women’s groups. On Sunday, Oct. 23, NPC hosted a special educational summit for communications decision makers. In total, 35 member organization representatives learned about internal communications, brand ambassadorship, how to talk to the media and how to leverage social media. Participants wrapped up the day by breaking into small groups to apply the concepts to case studies. 4

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Patricia Barber, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, NPC First Alternate Delegate; Benita Wilson Dick, Epsilon Delta–University of Texas at Austin, NPC Foundation Trustee; Jackie Brannon Stutts, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, NPC Second Alternate Delegate; Stephannie Sack Bailey, Zeta Omicron–Kettering University, International Vice President–Panhellenic Affairs; Rie Gerah Hoehner, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, International President; Wendy Bright Faust, Delta Rho–Sonoma State University, Fraternity and FHC Executive Director; and Cinda Zehner O'Connor, Beta Xi–Purdue University, NPC Third Alternate Delegate.

fhc focus

THE FHC: Purposeful Design The Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) has grown rapidly since its inception in 2010 and now works with more than 60 Alpha Gamma Delta collegiate chapters. With this continued growth, the FHC has seen the addition of two full-time interior designers and the refinement of a truly unique Alpha Gam style for the FHC’s collegiate houses, dorms, suites and lodges. Whether redesigning existing spaces, or constructing new spaces from the ground-up, the FHC’s team is intentional in its design and works to ensure each home meets the needs of each member. The FHC believes in the creation of bright and beautiful spaces that facilitate sisterhood and allow each chapter to be the best version of itself.

FUNCTIONAL OUTDOOR SPACES Have a yard, porch, deck or balcony? The FHC creates and maintains beautiful outdoor spaces so members can gather together to covet the beauty in their outside environment.


FHC CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha The University of Buffalo

PURPOSE WALLS Each FHC home has a dedicated space for a Purpose wall. These special words, written by our Founders, are daily reminders of our responsibilities to grow as individuals and contribute to the world's work.


Alpha Gamma Delta annulets (circles) are prevalent throughout the FHC’s design. From patterns in the carpet and furnishings, to circular lights and ceiling coffers, members are always reminded of the annulet’s special meaning as described in the Alpha Gamma Delta Ritual.

Alpha Omicron West Virginia Wesleyan University Beta Alpha Nebraska Wesleyan University Delta Pi San Francisco State University Epsilon Epsilon William Jewell College Gamma Omega University of Alabama at Birmingham Gamma Omicron Eastern Kentucky University

RED DOORS Several new and remodeled FHC properties feature a statementmaking red front door. A pop of Alpha Gam red distinguishes homes during recruitment and catches the eye of passers-by.

ALPHA GAM ACCESSORIES From Alpha Gam monogrammed pillows to symbolic red roses, all FHC properties are adorned with unique, Alpha Gam-specific accessories that make them feel like home.

Kappa Delta Westminster College-Missouri Nu Beta University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Theta Omicron Western Carolina University Zeta Theta Lafayette College Zeta Upsilon Northern Michigan University 5

ACADEMY FOR CHAPTER PRESIDENTS RECAP During the weekend of January 6-8, Alpha Gamma Delta hosted its second annual Academy for Chapter Presidents at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis. One hundred and twenty dedicated Chapter Presidents, five Directors of Chapter Development, six International Council members, International Philanthropy Committee Chairman and a committee member of the Education Committee, made their way to the circle city to connect with other Alpha Gamma Delta sisters to learn from an array of talented and knowledgeable industry professionals. The weekend started off with a great keynote presentation, “But First, We Celebrate,” by Lindsay Boccardo, a nationally-recognized millennial expert who works with young talent and the organizations that employ them. Lindsay spoke about the importance of celebrating yourself and your successes. Leaders often forget to celebrate their progress. Together they explored the big picture and how they should enjoy each moment. Chapter Presidents learned methods to help them stay energized and excited during their upcoming journey as sorority leaders.

The day of learning also included another keynote presentation, “A Complete Life,” by Colleen Coffey, Ed.D. Colleen is a seasoned speaker and mental health advocate. For more than a decade, she has been speaking to audiences and organizations across the country. She spoke to our Chapter Presidents about mental health and how to utilize resources to help themselves and others through hard times. Chapter Presidents left the presentation better prepared to deal with their mental health, as well as the needs of their chapters members. The last day was short, sweet and inspirational! Jennifer Johnson, Leadership Development Manager, led a general session about the Alpha Gamma Delta Leadership Consultant Program. Following Jennifer’s informative presentation, the Alumnae Panel Discussion began. The panel featured some of our successful alumnae who not only volunteer(ed) for Alpha Gamma Delta, but also have distinguished professional careers. While onstage, they shared their insight and experience. Panel participants included: Stephanie Simpson, Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis, Philanthropy Committee Chairman; Michele Schallip, Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University, Director of Chapter Development; Karen Donaldson Metzger, Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of Extension; and Wendy Theus Barker, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, Director of Communications and Marketing. Following the Alumnae Panel Discussion, Rie Gerah Hoehner, International President, and Wendy Bright Faust, finished the exciting weekend with a recap of upcoming initiatives and support.

Alpha Gamma Delta

Our Chapter Presidents thought the keynote presentation was the end of their exciting night, but it was just getting started! Wendy Bright Faust, Executive Director, provided key fraternity updates, including the launch of the brand new Alpha Gamma Delta website! Sisters celebrated the launch of our redesigned website with an exciting video that included key upgrades and new features located on the site. Afterward, everyone enjoyed cookies shaped like iPhones. To check out the new website for yourself, visit alphagammadelta.org.

For Chapter Presidents

Our second day was full of learning as our Chapter Presidents took part in three different breakout sessions, each designed to set our leaders up for success. In the first learning block, Chapter Presidents received an overview of their upcoming role as President. In the second learning block, they learned how to use their strengths in their personal life and in their role as a Chapter Presidents during “Strengths-Based Leadership.” In the final learning block, Chapter Presidents took time to prepare their strategic agenda for the year. 6

International Council shared time throughout the weekend with the Chapter Presidents as their winter meeting was held in conjunction with the event. “We hope that you are re-energized and have gained practical tips that you can take back to your chapters. We are grateful for your time, your talent and mostly the heart and soul that you give to Alpha Gamma Delta," said Rie in her closing remarks. "With women like you, I know our Fraternity is destined for greatness and a journey that will take us onward and upward! Travel safely home and we look forward to seeing you again next summer for The Leadership Conference!”


Written by Shelby Kaiser, Communications and Marketing Specialist With spring break quickly approaching, you may be dreaming of relaxing in the sun, hiking in the mountains, or exploring a new international destination. Spring break is a time to let the worries of studying and tests fade away, to reset and come back fresh, and ready to crush the rest of the semester. While taking time off is important for your mental health, it may not always be as safe as it should be. I'm not here to tell you to stay tucked in your room, or that you shouldn't take a trip—I just want you to be safe. In this feature you will read about safety issues and resources for collegiate members and leaders to pass on to their chapter sisters. I will go over tips for alumnae members to use in their own travels or in encouraging their collegians to be safe.


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Spring break is upon you and all you want to do is relax, kick back and blow off a little steam. Spring break looks a bit different for everyone, but staying safe should be a priority for all. I'm not here to nag you and tell you not to have fun, but you need to know the dangers of spring break can be detrimental or even deadly. Below, read a little more and learn some tips on how to stay safe.

1. Don’t Believe the Hype

• Let’s get this straight - don’t believe the hype about the hook-up culture. The choices you make about sexual activity are personal and shouldn’t be the concern of anyone else. Consent should never be assumed, especially when one or both persons involved are under the influence. Consent requires a verbal agreement before being under the influence. It may sound a little awkward, but it is better to be 100 percent sure.

2. Protect Yourself

• Three out of five young adults will have unprotected sex during spring break. This dangerous behavior can lead to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). STIs can have irreversible effects on your health, especially a woman's fertility. The responsibility of having safe sex is on both you and your partner, but being prepared can keep you out of a compromised situation.

3. Drink One Down…

• Binge drinking is one of the biggest dangers of spring break. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after four drinks for women and five drinks for men—in about two hours. A standard drink in terms of consumption is 12 ounces of beer, but only 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor. Whatever you are drinking, don’t try and match your friends drink-for-drink. If you do decide to participate, know your limits, drink plenty of water and don't skip meals. Also, avoiding excessive drinking will allow you to be more aware of unfamiliar surroundings.

4. Cover That Drink!

• While we’re on the subject of drinking, date rape drugs are common within the spring break community. Date rape drugs like GHB and Rohyponol, better known as "roofies," are odorless, tasteless and come in many forms. Sexual predators slip these drugs into the drinks of unsuspecting women and take advantage of them. Symptoms from date rape drugs can include nausea, loss of muscle control and amnesia and can take effect in a short time period. The best way to protect yourself is to never leave your drink unattended, never accept a drink from a stranger and always cover your drink with your hand or napkin.

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Whether you are an alumna right out of college or your collegiate days are well behind you, you probably know a young woman you care about and want to keep safe. It can be a hard conversation to have, but spreading knowledge about spring break safety could help keep her and her friends safe during their break. Here are a few subjects to talk about with young women in your life and a few tips to make the conversation more comfortable.

1. Take a Deep Breath

• Before you jump right into a potentially awkward or difficult conversation, let her know how much you care about her and her well-being. Being vulnerable will open the floor for great conversations and hopefully a healthy dialogue about the fine line between safety and fun. Try not to seem overbearing or you could make her feel like you don’t trust her.

2. Before They Go

• She may be so excited to leave that she could leave a few loose ends back at her dorm or apartment. Remind her to check that all the doors and windows are locked, including her car if it's left unattended during the week. You should also discuss your communication plan. Let her know your expectations on how often you want her to check in. Whether it is a daily call or text, having a plan in place can save you a lot of stress.

3. In the Hotel

• Talk to her about the importance of hotel safety. Ask her to do a quick check of her room's peep hole and dead bolt to make sure they are in working order. Let her know that if they are not, it is perfectly acceptable to alert the front desk. Suggest that she leave expensive or irreplaceable items at home. Remind her to use caution when opening the door to unfamiliar faces. It is better to be safe than sorry.

4. Be Aware

• Vacation is a time to relax and have fun, but ask her to always stay aware of her surroundings. As she relaxes on the beach or hikes in a national forest, remind her to keep her eyes and ears open at all times.

5. Find a Buddy

• Traveling to a new destination can be exciting, but scary! Talk to her about sticking with her friends and to trust her gut. Explain the dangers of leaving alone with strangers or even people she has just met. Remind her to bring a buddy anywhere she goes—especially in places like elevators, stairwells and hallways.



international travel

Some of you have the amazing opportunity to leave the country for spring break. With such an exciting experience ahead, here are a few things you should keep in mind. • Before you leave the United States, be sure to check if your phone can be used overseas in case of an emergency.

• Also before you leave, learn about the culture and customs. Learning a few common phrases if you are headed to a destination, where the primary language is foreign to you, will go a long way. • While abroad, don't carry a lot of cash with you, and if you do, keep a small amount of money in two locations on you, perhaps in your purse or pocket. If it is possible, always keep most of your cash safe in your hotel. • Because you won't be carrying a lot of cash, take at least two credit or debit cards with you. Keep one with you and one in the hotel. It's also a good idea to call your bank or credit card company to let them know you will be traveling out of the country so your card doesn't get frozen. • To be safe, have your ID on you at all time, but also leave a backup ID at your hotel. If you do lose your main ID, you can use your backup ID to assist you when getting it replaced by the U.S. Embassy.

automobile travel

Road trip! Blasting music, hanging out with friends and eating copious amounts of gas station candy– it's a spring break tradition! While this is a great bonding experience, it can also be a dangerous one. Between the last week of February through the first week of April, a significantly greater number of traffic fatalities occur in spring break hot spots. Death tolls rise 9.1 percent, with a higher fatality rate among drivers under 25.* The danger is evident. Avoid potential dangers by following these tips: • Don’t text and drive! Texting and driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.* • Take turns behind the wheel, and make sure whoever sits shotgun is awake and alert. Rotating drivers can keep everyone rested and having two observant people up front is better than one! • Make sure all drivers have a valid driver’s license. Double-check to make sure the vehicle registration and proof of insurance are in the car before starting your trip. • Take a map. These days everyone relies on their phones for navigation, but having a map is always a nice backup plan in case you don’t have a good signal. There are also a number of apps that don’t require an internet connection or GPS, so download one of those in case you can't find a paper map of your destination. • Stay alert during any taxi, Uber or Lyft rides. Follow along on a navigation service to ensure the driver is taking you the right direction. When using Uber or Lyft, you will see the driver’s name, license plate number and photo on your phone when you request the ride. Check for a match when your driver arrives to be sure you are getting in the right car.

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alternative spring break Do something good for someone else this spring break! Since 2006, more than 5,000 students have completed 15,000 service hours and positively impacted 15 communities through the United Way’s Alternative Spring Break initiative. Alternative Spring Break is hosted in some of the United States’ most exciting cities like New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. Every trip is different and really focuses on what the community is in need of. Each trip is affordable and the price even includes meals, housing and transportation around the service site. It is a great opportunity to help others, and is an even better resume builder! To learn more visit here.

heart to heart

From Brittany Graham Papciak, Zeta Alpha—Eastern Michigan University, Harm Prevention Manager

Spring break. When used together, these two words illicit a broad range of feelings. For college students, the excitement and anticipation is indescribable. Deciding to “go on spring break”, especially with sorority sisters, is exhilarating. For those of us that work with college students, specifically with fraternities and sororities, “spring break” chills us to our core. Even as I write this blurb, I have goosebumps. Currently, my role is serving as the Harm Prevention Manager at Alpha Gamma Delta International Headquarters. What does that mean? It means I work with our members and chapters in creating the safest membership experience that aligns with our values. It means risk management. It means I focus on hazing, sexual assault, mental health, binge drinking, etc. What does harm prevention mean during spring break season? It means I don’t sleep well for almost a full month in fear of all the possibilities of harm that our collegiate women could face while on spring break. Some of you may have read or heard about the “horror stories” of spring break. Sexual assault, drug overdose, public intoxication, human trafficking, blackouts and the list goes on. I urge you to pause for a moment and imagine the impact if you received a call about one of your sisters experiencing a “spring break horror story,” or if a sister received a call about you. Imagine the impact if you woke up after a long night of partying and didn’t know where you were, who you were with or how you got there. Imagine the impact if a sister was missing and you couldn’t find her while on vacation. Imagine the impact if you had to call a sister’s parents to tell them that their daughter had a serious accident. You may have reviewed these tips and thought, “I already know this.” That’s great—that’s what I want to hear. However, history tells us that even the best intentions don’t always go as planned. So, what do I want from you? Ultimately, for you to have fun, represent yourself positively and stay safe. I want you to thoughtfully consider every choice you make while on spring break. I want you to ensure you are eating, drinking enough water, using the buddy system and letting someone else know where you are at all times. I want you to stay out of unnecessary danger and aware of state/local laws as well as the locations of hospitals and police stations. At the end of the day, I hope you strive to make Alpha Gamma Delta proud as you continue to possess high ideals and to attain somewhat unto them. * According to Time Magazine and researcher Michael T. French * According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute


collegiate news

Chapter Happenings

Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham The Gamma Omega Chapter perfect their friendships with sisters during a fall sisterhood retreat at a 4-H camp in Columbia, Alabama.

Epsilon Chi–Kansas State University Members of Epsilon Chi celebrate sisterhood during a retreat at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas. They spent the day bonding and enjoyed viewing the animals.

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Beta Beta sisters show off their letters in a winter wonderland!

Gamma Sigma–Troy University Gamma Sigma sisters throw what they know at Initiation during the fall.

Collegiate and Alumnae Chapter Reports for the spring issue are due by March 1. Fill our the online form by searching "Collegiate and Alumnae Chapter Reports” at alphagammadelta.org, or email your report to quarterly@alphagammadelta.org.

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alumnae news

Alumnae Recaps

Gamma Iota Chapter On October 15, 2016, alumnae of the Gamma Iota Chapter host a tailgate reunion. This annual event began three years ago, one year after Mercer University resumed playing Division I collegiate football following a 72-year hiatus. Each of the three years, alumnae ranging from 1970s through 2010s graduates and their families have participated. Their tailgate has won Mercer’s “Alumni Tailgate of the Week” for the past two years. - Shawna Dooley, Gamma Iota–Mercer University

Central Ohio Alumnae Club Sisters from the Central Ohio Alumnae Club gather to make Ohio State-themed wreaths to celebrate The Ohio State Buckeyes in their quest for a Big 10 victory. - Amy Dawnson, Zeta Iota–Miami University

Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter Members of the Greater Raleigh Alumnae Chapter gathered for a group photo at their annual holiday party. - Dawn Pasley Myers, Theta Omicron–West Carolina University

Arlington Area Club In October, members of the Arlington Area Club and family form the team “ΑΓΔ’s for Sally” to honor former club member, Sally Moore Henry. The team raised $540 for the Arlington Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In November, the club made Birthday Bags for Kids to support the Tarrant Area Food Bank. The bags were filled with party items and ingredients needed to make a birthday cake. - Susan Huelskamp Longley, Beta Delta–Indiana University 15

The Leadership Conference 2017 The Leadership Conference 2017 is just a few short months away! Join us in Indianapolis, Indiana, to learn about some exciting changes coming to the Fraternity.

What are the details?

When: Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 9, 2017 Where: JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana

Who should plan on attending from your chapter? The following attendees are required to attend TLC:

• Chapter President

• Chapter Advisor

• Philanthropy Coordinator

Chapters can also send an additional officer and advisor of their choosing. If one of the above officers can’t attend, the chapter may submit a waiver. We will send out more information regarding waivers closer to registration. If the Chapter Advisor cannot attend, it is recommended the Membership Development Advisor attend in her place (no waiver will need to be submitted for the advisor). Registration will be available online in March for collegiate chapters, so be sure to stay tuned to your email for more details! 16 quarterly | winter 2017

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Alumnae Dues 2016-2017 Alumnae are essential to the positive growth and development of our Fraternity as we move onward and upward. It is because of you, our contributors to the Alumnae Dues program, that we are able to do more to inspire and impact our sisters at all walks of life. This year, we are challenging our alumnae sisters to make a contribution towards the Alumnae Dues program in order to enhance the lifetime member experience. Our goal is for 1,904 women to pay their Alumnae Dues this year. We know this is a tall task, but with the help of our dedicated alumnae sisters, we know we can reach and surpass our goal. Join us, and the other 650 sisters who have already paid, as we work to Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.

Where do your Alumnae Dues go? In the next year, your alumnae dues will help fund: • The Leadership Conference (TLC) 2017 • Extension, provisional chapter establishment and recruitment • Alumnae receptions and special events in local communities • Regional professional and personal development for alumnae

• Advisor training • Volunteer Service Team and IHQ support to local alumnae chapters and clubs • Focus groups and task forces impacting our future endeavors • Alumnae membership records, mailing and support materials

Here are a few ways you can pay: • Visit alphagammadelta.org

• Mail your check to: Alpha Gamma Delta Attn: Alumnae Dues 8710 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

• Call and pay 317.663.4200


alumnae profile

The Brand of a Strand

By Ann-Renee Thrash, Epsilon Psi–The University of Texas at Dallas

Erin Duvall, Theta Tau–Belmont University, knows what it takes to make it big in country music: a little bit of talent and a lot of hair! In her first Harper Collins published book, “Country Music Hair,” Erin shows the rich history of country music and the evolution of its manes. Country legends are just as notable and memorable for their trend-setting hairstyles as they are for their hits, all beautifully captured and displayed in Erin’s book. “Country Music Hair” has caught the attention of some prominent fans! Country artist Lori McKinna posted a photo of the book to Instagram with the caption, “… helping me with my hair inspiration for tonight.” Country artist and producer Shane McAnally wrote, “I am obsessed with this book.” Erin has been invited to make a book signing appearance in Reese Witherspoon’s retail store, Draper James, because the actress is a fan! Erin’s passion for country music and writing led her to an exciting career in entertainment. During her senior year at Belmont University, over ten years ago, Erin began her career with (now) Warner Music in publicity, and progressed into editing and writing consumer based articles for major publications such as Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, OK! Magazine and US Weekly. Erin also specializes in digital content creation, and recently completed her master’s degree in film and creative media. Erin’s roles as associate producer, editor and reporter opened opportunities to meet and interview many of today’s most recognizable country stars and legends. Erin has interviewed top talents like Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. She has even gotten to tour the Grammy Museum alongside members of The Band Perry. Erin is not easily intimidated, but interviewing Matthew McConaughey left her feeling a bit star-struck. When asked how she’s able to maintain composure, Erin tells herself, “How many people would love to be in this room right now?! Suck it up, buttercup!” Erin credits the social and networking skills she developed as an Alpha Gamma Delta collegiate member a contributor 18 quarterly | winter 2016

to her success. Alpha Gamma Delta helped grow and nurture Erin’s confidence and ability to form personal connections with diverse people and in diverse settings. Erin formed lasting and meaningful friendships with sisters who continue to support and encourage her today. Her best friend and sister, and former Theta Tau President at the time of Erin’s initiation, also works for a major music rights management firm. She has been a mentor and role model to Erin and continues to be a close confidant. Alpha Gamma Delta holds personal meaning and significance to each one of us; it’s helped shape our contributions and connections to the world around us. Erin carries our Purpose and leaves lasting impact in country music culture and beyond. Look for Erin’s book, “Country Music Hair,” wherever books are sold, or visit www.countrymusichair.com

Soaring with STEM

By Alicia Pilmore, Zeta Alpha–Eastern Michigan University

It’s no secret that women who choose to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) often face an uphill battle. Many women in these fields fight gender bias on a daily basis, all while working to become the best and brightest in their industry. The challenge is daunting, but as women like Miyukiko “Koko” Kostelny, Epsilon Lambda–University of Central Missouri, know, having the opportunity to follow your passions and encouraging young women to do the same, makes everything worth it in the end.

“I wouldn’t be here right now if it weren’t for my Alpha Gamma Delta sisters and the women in my aviation organizations helping me,” said Koko. “I’ve worked with so many great female pilots and I appreciate these women for paving the way for me to have a career in aviation.”

Koko works as an airline pilot—a career that is largely dominated by men. Statistics show only a small percentage of women work in aviation, but that fact never stopped Koko from pursuing a career as a pilot.

“People mistake me for a flight attendant all the time. I have pretty tough skin, and I’m pretty good about letting people’s comments roll off my back,” she said. “It’s a harsh gender role to try to break through.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a pilot,” she said. “I was inspired by my father who was a pilot in the Marine Corps. My parents were always very supportive of my decision to become a pilot. I took a discovery flight in Guam when we were visiting my mom’s family, and I was immediately hooked.”

Even with these challenges, Koko loves going to work every day and giving back by inspiring others to follow their dreams of working in STEM careers. Koko helps host seminars for young women interested in STEM careers with her chapter of the Ninety-Nines. She’s also is involved with local Girl Scout troops, and hopes the young girls who hear her story are encouraged to achieve their goals, even through the hardships.

Once she graduated from high school, Koko enrolled in the University of Central Missouri, after selecting the school for its outstanding aviation program. While there, she was involved with organizations such as the Women in Aviation and the Ninety-Nines, an exclusive organization for female pilots—both of which helped her meet women who would become her mentors and ultimately help her navigate her male-dominated profession.

Although times are changing, Koko admits it can still be difficult to be a woman in her field. She noted that one of the most challenging things she deals with as a female pilot is pushing past the gender bias.

“What I love hearing young girls say things like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know that I could be a pilot,’ or ‘Wow, I thought only boys could be pilots, but maybe I can too,’” said Koko. “It’s an amazing thing to see their faces light up. I hope the work I am doing today only increases the amount of women in aviation in the future!”

Her Alpha Gamma Delta sisters were always there to encourage her. “It was so nice to have my sisters to talk to if I was having a bad day, especially the women in my pledge class, who I’m really close with,” she said. “When I would have a big test to get my flight certifications, I really appreciated my sisters writing me notes of encouragement. They were always supportive of me and my goals.”


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Meet Kaitlin S By Amy Robertson, Theta Beta–University at Montgomery

enior Kaitlin Gallagher, Delta Pi–San Francisco State University, credits her battle with Stage 4 lymphoblastic leukemia with teaching her perseverance and instilling her with an unwavering sense of optimism, especially during times of hardship. Diagnosed at age 15, Kaitlin underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and difficult procedures such as spinal taps, a double port and blood transfusions. Despite this, Kaitlin remained positive— and with the support of her family, friends and faith—was able to return to high school for her junior year. Now a communications major minoring in marketing, Kaitlin not only strives to finish her college degree, but also works at a public relations firm, volunteers with cancer awareness programs, and serves as Vice President of Recruitment for her chapter. Even with her busy schedule, Kaitlin graciously found time to sit and talk with us about her experiences.

HOW HAS BEING A CANCER SURVIVOR IMPACTED COLLEGE, SPECIFICALLY GREEK LIFE? Surviving cancer has been a life-changing experience I would not take back. It has made me a better sister, daughter, friend and ultimately a better woman. As a survivor, I am able to believe everything happens for a reason and that there is more to life that just getting a 4.0. In Greek life I can expand my love for philanthropy through other chapters on campus and their events. Every year the Delta Pi Chapter throws an annual Lip Sync competition amongst all organizations and sports teams on campus. I am fortunate to have hosted the past two years, helping raise money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST FULFILLING ABOUT BEING A MEMBER OF ALPHA GAMMA DELTA? The most fulfilling aspect about being a member of Alpha Gamma Delta has been the opportunity to serve as the Vice President of Recruitment this past year. In this position, I was able to bring in new sisters and help create sisterhood within the chapter. I was able to encourage and build the chapter’s morale by making the recruitment season light and enjoyable for all of us. I truly feel that upon graduating this next semester, I have left my mark on the chapter with helping build a strong foundation for years to come. OF THE MANY HONORS YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED, WHICH IS MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY? This past year I won two major awards that are both very meaningful. One is the Woman of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The second one is the Tri-Valley Courage Award, an award given to someone located in the six local cities in the East Bay of California. Being presented this award made me really think about what courage is and how it has helped me get through the last five years of my life. 22 quarterly | winter 2017

AS MEMBERS OF ALPHA GAMMA DELTA, WE PLEDGE TO WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S WORK. HOW IS THIS REFLECTED IN YOUR OWN LIFE? Cancer is a scary thing, but there were so many individuals and organizations in my community that stood by me to fight the fight. I have personally pledged to dedicate my spare time into contributing to my community and the non-profit organizations that helped myself and my family. This past year, June 2016, I won the Woman of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the Bay Area. I spent 10 weeks campaigning and raising money, along with 10 others. I ended up raising a total of $32,000! This experience made me realize there are so many good people in the world that want to help with whatever they are able to give. I also love to speak and share my story to young girls and boys, as well, at big galas and fundraisers. I stood in front of the promoting class of 2016, 8th grade students that were about to embark onto the next big step in their life. I have spoken on behalf of cancer patients and survivors at Relay for Life, Swim Across America and Rooms of Hope. These are all my little ways of encouragement and contribution to the world’s work. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER YOUNG WOMEN WHO FACE ADVERSITY? My advice for any woman who is facing adversity is to remember that you are stronger than you believe, and you can achieve anything that you put your mind to. Although many say there is always tomorrow, to me, why not accomplish what you can today? Finally, live and truly be present in every moment—not just the big ones.

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Staying Healthy on a Budget By Sarah Ellis, Theta Tau–Belmont University, Alpha Gamma Delta Leadership Consultant

Staying healthy can be hard due to many factors. Long days/nights, a tight budget and crazy a schedule can all be roadblocks to your health. It can be tough, but with a little willpower, support and the right tools, you can kick your health into high-gear. Follow these six tips to help you stay healthy on any schedule or budget.





The more specific you can be about your priorities, the better. Start by thinking about what you would like to accomplish and make a plan for how to get there. Want to become a runner? Sign up for a race. Hoping to improve your skills in the kitchen? Start cooking for yourself and your friends. Breaking your goals down into achievable action items is an essential step toward finally reaching them.

Meal prepping is a huge new trend for a reason: it's a great way to stay healthy on a limited budget. Choose one day each week to plan out all your meals and snacks for the next seven days. Head to the store, pick up your supplies and start cooking! Choose meals that will be easy to pack for busier days so can avoid spending money on fast food.



When shopping for food, it's easy to get carried away and buy whatever appeals to you in the moment. Avoid this by creating a specific grocery list and sticking to it. Keep a note of things you're running low on so you'll know exactly what you need. The more of a routine you can create for yourself with grocery shopping, the easier this will be.


On days when you just aren't feeling motivated, having another person to go to the gym with can work wonders. Pair up with a friend or sister who has similar goals and encourage each other to stick to them. You can also research at-home workouts and try them out together to change things up.


Drinking water is a small step that has major benefits for your health. It increases energy and focus, improves your mood and reduces fatigue. Start carrying a reusable water bottle and make a commitment to refill it a certain number of times per day. Before long, you'll be doing this without even thinking about it.


Life is too short to commit to a health and fitness plan you don't enjoy. Come up with creative ways to cook your favorite foods and join a workout community that makes you excited to come back each day. You can develop and prize health and vigor of body and have a whole lot of fun doing it!



Congratulations to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation 2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Scholarship recipients! Recipients are selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee on the basis of applicants’ academic records, financial need and participation in chapter, campus and community activities.

General Scholarship Recipients Unrestricted donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund provide funding for General Scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of sisters and friends, the Foundation awarded 46 General Scholarships to outstanding Alpha Gam sisters.

Shelby Beavers

Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Mechanical Engineering

Michelle Bretl

Iota–University of Washington Pursuing: Master of SpeechLanguage Pathology

Alexandria Cheek

Gamma Tau–University of West Georgia Major: Speech-Language Pathology 24 quarterly | winter 2017

Stephanie Behrens

Zeta Beta–Lehigh University Major: Economics

Hope Cooper Buckner

Theta Tau–Belmont University Pursuing: Master of Nonprofit Leadership

Sydney Coons

Lambda Delta–Rutgers University Major: Stage Management

Lambda Delta Celebration Scholarship

Emma-Mary Blackwood

Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology Major: Biology and Pre-Med

Brittney Burt

Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Elementary Education

Jennifer Delzeit

Epsilon Chi–Kansas State University Major: Medicine and Research

Brittany Bloome

Zeta Sigma–Northwood University Major: Advertising and Marketing

Anna Carroll

Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Education

Perlita Dominguez

Epsilon Chi–Kansas State University Major: Elementary Education Epsilon Chi Celebration Scholarship

Keely Duffney

Alpha Alpha–University at Buffalo Major: Nursing

Turkan Esensoy

Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Major: Biomedical Engineering

Allison Griesmer

Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University Pursuing: Master of Clinical Psychology

Mackenzie Jones

Claire Dupey

Kaitlyn Ellington

Rho–Iowa State University Pursuing: Doctor of Dental Medicine

Gamma Iota–Mercer University Major: Pediatric Oncology

Jordan Gase

Alexandra Gonsman

Alpha Iota–Baldwin Wallace University Major: Speech-Language Pathology

Darbi Haley

Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma

Major: Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management

Alexandria Kennedy

Delta Phi–California Polytechnic Institute Major: Political Science

Delta Phi Celebration Scholarship

Noelle Hall

Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama Major: Nursing

Danielle Larkin

Epsilon Omega–Truman State University Major: Communications Disorders

Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University

Pursuing: Master of Education

Lambda Delta–Rutgers University Major: Human Resource Management

Kailey Marchant

Melanie Martin

Maddison Montana

Kappa Delta–Westminster College-Missouri Major: Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University Major: Biology

Lambda Delta Celebration Scholarship

Delta Phi–California Polytechnic Institute Major: Psychology

Delta Phi Celebration Scholarship

Bailey Ernstes

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology

Pursuing: Master of Health Sciences

Jenna Gowell

Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Pursuing: Master of International Relations and Politics

Allison Jeong

Delta Phi–California Polytechnic Institute Major: Nutrition

Delta Phi Celebration Scholarship

Lily Loucks

Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Anthropology

Rebecca Paone

Theta Phi–University of Tampa Major: Executive Master of Business Administration 25


Mary Rose Pedron

Zeta Delta–Towson University Major: Mass Communication

Megan Powlen

Theta Omega–University of South Carolina Major: Nursing

Gretchen Stanley

Zeta Gamma–Gannon University Pursuing: Master of Physician Assistant

Kathleen Phillips

Epsilon Chi–Kansas State University Major: Business Epsilon Chi Celebration Scholarship

Deniz Samadi

Tau–University of Toronto Major: Political Science

Shelby Steele

Beta Upsilon–Roosevelt University Major: Psychology

Marissa Turk

Psi–University of Alabama Major: Public Relations

Maggie Doerge Pohlmeier Kappa Delta–Westminster College-Missouri Pursuing: Doctor of Optometry

Brooke Seawell

Psi–University of Alabama Pursuing: Doctor of Pharmacy

Elizabeth Tarter

Gamma Xi–Murray State University Pursuing: Doctor of Medicine

Kerry Pounds

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Pursuing: Master of Physical Therapy

Kelsey Skinner

Alpha Pi–Wayne State University Pursuing: Master of Student Affairs

Hannah Woodruff

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Business Management



With rising costs of education, the need for scholarships increases. We need your help! Unrestricted donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund provide General Scholarships, grants to our Fraternity, assistance to sisters with emergency needs and much more. Please help us provide the support needed by our sisters by donating today.

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Elena Thompson

Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Pre-Law and Political Science

Endowed Scholarship Recipients

The following 95 women are recipients of scholarships provided through the Foundation’s endowment fund program. Thanks to the generosity of our many loyal members, chapters, clubs, family and friends, endowed funds provide educational support to our members for generations to come. If you would like to know more about endowing a scholarship fund, please contact Julie Waitman, Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director at jwaitman@alphagammadeltafoundation.org or 317.663.4242.

Kathryn Mounsey

Iota–University of Washington Major: Accounting

Adelaine Cheney McMurray Scholarship

Mary Kelley

Gamma Delta–Auburn University

Pursuing: Master of Speech-Language Pathology Barbara Drummond Thorne Scholarship

Maura Carr

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Music

Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship

Allison Schweitzer

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Major: Medicine Beta Beta Scholarship

Jessica Raisanen

Theresa Burgess

Alpha Beta–University of Michigan

Pursuing: Master of Public Health, Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Alpha Beta Past Grand Council Members Scholarship

Alpha Omicron-Glauner Scholarship

Rachel Berube

Sivan Aulov

Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Agronomy and Soils

Barbara Drummond Thorne Scholarship

Carnie Lewis

Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Beta Omicron–Illinois State University Major: Interior and Environmental Design Beta Omicron Scholarship

Zeta–Ohio University Pursuing: Master of Reading Education

Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

Epsilon Psi–University of Texas at Dallas Major: Psychology and Child Development

Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Occupational Therapy

Kendra Cranford

Sara Andrews

Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: History and Pre-Law

Barbara Feurer Freise Dallas Alumnae Scholarship

Mariah Horton

Gamma Psi–University of North Alabama

Pursuing: Doctor of Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Taylor Ellison

Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Kaitlin Ehlers

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major: Accounting Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship

Miranda Prado

Delta Eta–San Diego State University Major: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Rachel Farrell

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Education Betty Duffel Scholarship

Beta Xi Scholarship



Reyna Cervantes

Zeta Sigma–Northwood University Major: Accounting and Management Calvin and Marian Newell Memorial Scholarship

Celeste Valle

Delta Theta–University of Idaho

Pursuing: Master of Landscape Architecture Charles J. and Helen Desha Petrie Scholarship

Kennedy Burks

Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University Major: Exercise Science

Connie Yates Brown Scholarship

Katherine Augspurger

Delta–University of Minnesota Major: Biochemistry Delta Memorial Scholarship

Jessica Bucher

Omega–University of Akron

Pursuing: Master of Medical Technology Carol Ann Gordon Scholarship

Lisa Vornbrock Cohe

Theta Chi–Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Pursuing: Master of Leadership Charlotte Kickhaefer Davis Scholarship

Michelle Castelli

Epsilon Lambda–University of Central Missouri Major: Graphic Design

Ashley Alagna

Diana Stevens Falk Scholarship

Christine Johnson

Delta Pi–San Francisco State University Major: Finance

Brianna Cooper

Delta Omicron–University of Nevada-Las Vegas Major: Kinesiology

Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship

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Major: International Business and Marketing Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship

Stephanie Sommers

Beta Delta–Indiana University

Pursuing: Doctor of Clinical Psychology Chicago Northwestern Suburban Alumnae Club Scholarship

Natalie Moore

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Business Marketing Dawn Cleek Memorial Scholarship

Culp Memorial Scholarship

Delta Pi Scholarship

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Pursuing: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Katherine McMullan

Delta Beta–Washington State University

Kira Dodson

Delta Sigma–University of Hawaii at Manoa Major: Business Management Delta Sigma Hawaii Scholarship

Shea Okamoto

Delta Omicron–University of Nevada-Las Vegas Major: Physical Therapy

Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship

Kaycee Howell

Delta Beta–Washington State University

Major: Kinesiology Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship

Naomi Tolbert

Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Major: Political Science

Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship

Makenzie Bender

Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Microbiology and Pre-Med Dee Ann Elliott Woodall Scholarship

Alexis Gonzalez

Delta Xi–Arizona State University Pursuing: Master of Higher and Post Secondary Education Delta Xi Scholarship

Alexandra Logan

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Environmental Engineering Dr. Dorothy E. Chapman Scholarship

Stephanie Bachmann Beta Xi–Purdue University

Pursuing: Master of Physician Assistant DuPage Area Alumnae Club Scholarship

Bailey Grubish

Epsilon Beta–University of Kansas Major: Strategic Communications Epsilon Beta Educational Scholarship

Chloe Baskowitz

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Chemistry

Molly Clarke

Zeta Theta–Lafayette College

Pursuing: Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration Elaine Barrick Bess Scholarship

Brittany Koppen

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Education Ermena Bradley Adzema Scholarship

Amie Jones

Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Accounting Gamma Xi Scholarship

Kayla Holmes

Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University Pursuing: Juris Doctorate

Elizabeth Connely Lee Scholarship

Megan Hibbard

Delta–University of Minnesota

Pursuing: Master of Elementary Education Faith Sherman Goldberg Scholarship

Samantha Smith

Zeta Beta–Lehigh University Major: Environmental Studies

Gerda Meier Debelak Scholarship

Gamma Phi Memorial Scholarship

Joan Pack

Mu–Brenau University Major: Music in Higher Education Grace Johnson Taylor Scholarship

Casey Clowes

Delta Xi–Arizona State University Major: Juris Doctorate Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship

Carolyn Tobin

Zeta Upsilon–Northern Michigan University Major: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Andrianna Ayiotis

Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Biomedical Engineering Elsie M. Jackson Scholarship

Karen Sanchez

Mu–Brenau University Major: Psychology

Frances Funderburk Scholarship

Jordan Kosick

Theta Epsilon–University of South Alabama Major: Philosophy Ginger Griffies Scholarship

Laura Steckbeck

Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Major: Communication Harriett Olsen Nagel Scholarship

Harriett Fox Grant Scholarship

Danielle Profita

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Journalism and Geography Helen E. Heggie Scholarship

Anne Pell

Psi–University of Alabama Pursuing: Master of Management Information Systems

Helen Mae Clarahan Spiese Scholarship

Anna Marsh

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Child Life Hillary FitzHugh Scholarship

Clara Manahan

Iota–University of Washington Major: Law, Societies and Justice and Political Science Iota Scholarship



Megan Jurek

Hailey Tellier

Zeta Nu–Alma College Pursuing: Master of Music, Science and Technology

Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Communication Disorders and Sciences

Jane A. Graf Scholarship

Jane Peters Dawson Scholarship

Aleah Biertzer

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Major: Communication Joan Janneck Barker Scholarship

Mikayla Catani

Mariya Gorlova

Lorna Wilson Brigden Tau Scholarship

Laura Russo

Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University Pursuing: Master of Business Administration-Marketing

Alyssa Anenberg

Pursuing: Master of Environmental Science-Hydrology Merlon King Fanno Memorial Scholarship

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Jean Lehl Koziara Scholarship

Kaci Shuman

Gamma Delta–Auburn University Pursuing: Doctor of Pharmacy

Paige Holbrook

Brittany Andrews

Pursuing: Doctor of Dental Medicine Luann Rhodes Scholarship

Lucy Cushman Collins Scholarship

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology

Emily Diehl

Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University Major: Business Administration

Marie Ann Schlemmer Hill Scholarship

Margaret Uhl Burrows Scholarship

Delta Iota–California State University-Chico

Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University Major: Social Work

Theta Lambda–University of West Florida

Major: Management and Human Resources Judy Tice Scholarship

Tau–University of Toronto Pursuing: Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Meghan Petersen

Victoria Lesley

Gamma Tau–University of West Georgia Major: Marketing

Michelle Flake Morgan Scholarship

LaVerne Taylor Flanagan Scholarship

Gamma Beta–Florida State University Major: Nursing

Jessica Sievers

Gamma Beta–Florida State University Pursuing: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Martha Cowart Means Scholarship

Terri Scott

Delta Tau–Chapman University Pursuing: Master of Social Work Mildred Martin Scholarship

Vanessa Yamat

Delta Eta–San Diego State University

Major: Industrial-Organizational Psychology Jess Agee Temple and Helen Pasas Todd Memorial Scholarship

Jennifer Wilt

Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Pursuing: Juris Doctorate Lorna Wilson Brigden Scholarship

Lexi McKenzie

Psi–University of Alabama Major: Public Relations

Margaret Shirley Koster Scholarship

Nicole Nelson

Delta Gamma–Montana State University

Major: Elementary and Special Education Mary Rogan Conley Scholarship

Abigail Carson

Delta Eta–San Diego State University Major: Marketing Omicron Scholarship

Ashley Flood

Kappa Delta–Westminster College Pursuing: Juris Doctorate Omicron Scholarship

Maureen Donovan

Iota–University of Washington Major: Business Administration

Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship

Shannon Wiese

Iota–University of Washington Pursuing: Master of Occupational Therapy

Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship

Ellen Miller

Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Major: Kinesiology Peggy Kuebler Field Scholarship

Nicole Nguyen

Delta Beta–Washington State University Major: Business Marketing

Pierson Family Delta Beta Scholarship

Megan McArthur

Caitlin Plummer

Sandy McMurray Novak Scholarship

Preston Payne Scholarship

Emily White

Katrina Gaines-Spears

Iota–University Delta Alpha–University of Southern California of Washington Major: Journalism Sarah Geraldine and Rufus Pursuing: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Gamma Upsilon–University of Montevallo Major: Studio Art Sir Harry Polche Scholarship

Rachel Gunnink

Delta Gamma–Montana State University Major: Chemistry and Biology Robert Graf Scholarship

Anne Drolet

Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University Pursuing: Doctor of Medicine Schalon/Chi Scholarship

Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Drawing and Design

Briana Cintron

Lambda Beta–St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn Pursuing: Master of Speech and Language Pathology Theta Sigma Upsilon Scholarship Southern California Alumnae Scholarship

Naomi Benchell

Beta Delta–Indiana University Major: Education William and Gloria Rumsfield Scholarship

Rebecca Rothstein

Alpha–Syracuse University

Pursuing: Master of Early Childhood Special Education Pauline Schandelmeier Scholarship

Brenna Culliton

Delta Eta–San Diego State University Pursuing: Juris Doctorate

Rosalie Chuma Polche Scholarship

Claire Dodge

Epsilon Lambda–University of Central Missouri Major: Communications

Sherralyn Denning Craven Scholarship

Maria Matthews

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Finance and Marketing Tricia Barber Scholarship

Rachel Sholder

Josey Hrbek

William, Jr. and Minerva Ritchie Denning Scholarship

Zeta Omicron Scholarship

Zeta Beta–Lehigh University

Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Pursuing: Master of Mathematics and Statistics Major: Chemical Engineering 31

a look back

Fulfilling a Need As Alpha Gams, we pride ourselves on our passion when it comes to philanthropy. Maybe your chapter’s philanthropy event was your favorite part of your collegiate experience, or as an alumnae member you look forward to your alumnae chapter/club’s volunteer opportunity. No matter your age, philanthropy, service and giving to others are cornerstones of our Fraternity. Alpha Gamma Delta has given each of us something very special, and for some, it has given us the confidence and purpose to create something much larger than ourselves. As we look back, let’s read about our dear sister, Margaret Moffat Toy, Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College, a courageous woman who took a simple idea and made it into a nation-wide philanthropic movement. The following is an excerpt from the 1990 winter issue of the Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly: The country’s first Meals on Wheels program may not be in existence without the late Margaret Moffat Toy, Alpha Epsilon– Westminster College. That isn’t the only organization she helped establish; she was the founder of the Fraternity's Philadelphia Alumnae Club, as well. Margaret served Alpha Gamma Delta as Pennsylvania State Chairman, Province III Vice President and the Alpha Rho Executive Council Chairman. She wore the Arc with Diamonds. Margaret was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and attended Philadelphia public schools. Margaret was a minister’s daughter and a graduate of Westminster College. She started her career as a research chemist at Sharp & Dohme and pursued her career as a chemist until 1925 when she became interested in social work. Margaret wanted to help others less fortunate, so she began to volunteer at the Philadelphia Lighthouse Settlement and later went on to work as a staff family social worker. After her experience in the field, in 1962 Margaret earned her bachelor of arts degree in social work from the University of Philadelphia. In 1954, Margaret directed the first Meals on Wheels, an idea that was first initiated at the Philadelphia Lighthouse Settlement. The program provided hot, nutritious meals to those who would otherwise do without. Thanks to Margaret, Meals on Wheels has spread to every single state in the nation. Margaret Moffat Toy, 92 entered Chapter Grand on October 15, 1989. Considered the “mother” of the Meals on Wheels program and a true philanthropist, Margaret was a dedicated sister Alpha Gamma Delta will always remember. 32 quarterly | winter 2017

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Clara Mitcham, Upsilon–University of Oklahoma, found this whimsical squirrel in Macy’s Christmas window while visiting Chicago!

ALPHA GAMMA DELTA FOUNDATION PRESIDENT Sue Maggio Sim VICE PRESIDENT Carol Richards Peske SECRETARY Patti Guthrie Rogers TREASURER Janis Lang Bartosz TRUSTEES Patricia Tulley Riddiford Lynne Dunford Rossell Rie Gerah Hoehner Adrienne Kerr Beckett Catherine Matthews


Megan Wolf, Delta Xi–Arizona State University, spotted a classic squirrel statue at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, England!

DIRECTORS Gail Calkins Duree Mary Beth Dulcey Morabito Bobette Sandifer Thompson


chapter grand

Chi — Michigan State University Helen Ryerse Arnston ‘33

Alpha Zeta — McGill University Kendrith Bentley ‘68

Epsilon — University of Kentucky Cameron Reed ‘98

Alpha Eta — Dalhousie University Jennifer Dickey 2015 Karen Price Mann ‘59 Crystal Merrick Gwynne-Timothy ‘48

Delta Zeta — University of British Columbia Anita Blossom Archibald ‘60 Shirley Griffin Eccott ‘51

Alpha Iota — Baldwin Wallace University Elinor Dorn Utter ‘45

Delta Iota — California State University-Chico Judith Anderson Dillwith ‘72

Alpha Kappa — Bowling Green State University Jacqueline Snyder Monroe ‘46 Madelyn Bahnsen Rickel ‘45

Epsilon Alpha — University of Missouri Nancy Jackson Lewis ‘61 Jean Ream McClure ‘39

Alpha Lambda — The Ohio State University Eleanor Morrison Wineland ‘46

Epsilon Gamma — University of Denver Elizabeth Quinn Thompson ‘42

Alpha Mu — Pennsylvania State University Barbara Ranck Ashenfelter ‘50 Alpha Omicron — West Virginia Wesleyan College Virginia Skaggs Hedrick ‘48

Epsilon Eta — Texas Christian University Kathleen Tregea Merkhofer ‘72 Epsilon Theta — University of Colorado Boulder Carolyn Correll Murphy ‘64

Alpha Pi — Wayne State University Laura Poggiolo Skowronski ‘86

Epsilon Kappa — Pittsburg State University Helen Kriegsman ‘59

Alpha Theta — Hunter College Dorothy Dick Riedel ‘39 Norma P. Schmid ‘53

Epsilon Omega — Truman State University Lori Begnoche Wertenberger 2001

Eta — DePauw University Bette Doolittle Culver ‘45 Elnora Pavlinek Hansen ‘43 Martha Clem Million ‘42 Dorothy Schoneker Skinner ‘47 Iota — University of Washington June Sykes Farrell ‘44 Mu — Brenau University Mary Tinsley Stephenson ‘40 Helen Baxley Swope ‘49 Pi — Coe College Virginia Ohman Geesaman ‘35 Sigma — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Arlene Green Douglas ‘38 Tau — University of Toronto Margaret Campbell Bahen ‘49 Psi — University of Alabama Douglass Rushton Corey ‘50 Jane Walker Crow ‘51 Patricia Kelly Keller ‘57 Eleanor Holley Mathison ‘57 Kristen Ames Melton ‘88 Omega — University of Akron Jan Clark Dolan ‘46 April Gallagher Myers ‘98 Alpha Beta — University of Michigan Elizabeth Kranich Warren ‘41 Alpha Delta — Ohio Wesleyan University Grace Ann Butterweck ‘48 Jacquelyn Staats Cobbledick ‘42 Marie Wiesenberger Dill ‘31 Doris Bremer Kurz ‘46

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Beta Alpha — Nebraska Wesleyan University Jeanette Krause Ekberg ‘54 Beta Beta — North Dakota State University Jeannine Madsen Malmstrom ‘48 Beta Delta — Indiana University Judy MacLaren Kornafel ‘55 Delta Alpha — University of Southern California Carolyn Keefe ‘48 Delta Beta — Washington State University Roberta Frink Lowers ‘48 Barbara Milbank Monlux ‘47

Delta Epsilon— University of California-Los Angeles Jacqueline Biggerstaff Dailey ‘51 Stephanie Lee Carr Porter ‘66

Gamma Alpha — University of Georgia Mildred Thompson ‘47 Gamma Gamma — Queens University of Charlotte Edith Northrup Gilbert ‘39 Gamma Delta — Auburn University Frances Hodge Coxwell ‘40 Jane Sentell Preiss ‘57 Rebecca Henley Stacy ‘58 Gamma Zeta — University of Memphis Kathryn Sibley ‘47 Charlotte Marcus Zambroni ‘58 Theta Epsilon — University of South Alabama Teresa Chastain Barnickel ‘86

Alpha Gamma Delta Past Grand President Enters Chapter Grand Grand President Dorothy (Dottie) Schoneker Skinner, a 1947 initiate of Alpha Gamma Delta’s Eta Chapter at DePauw University, had a long and impactful service record to our organization. After many years serving as a local advisor and as a member of the International Volunteer Service team, Dottie was elected to our Grand Council in 1967 as Grand Secretary. She later served as the Third Grand Vice President, Grand Vice PresidentEducation and ultimately as Grand President from 1977 to 1983. During her terms as Grand President, she fortified Alpha Gamma Delta's strength by directing the planning, construction and opening of our first Indianapolis International Headquarters building at 8701 Founders Road. Dottie's service to the Fraternity continued in 1990 when she became the first Executive Director of the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation then transitioned into the Development Director position in 1998. While working at the Foundation, Dottie was instrumental in the development and execution of its first capital campaign. The campaign goal was achieved by the 2004 Convention in celebration of Alpha Gamma Delta’s centennial anniversary and totaled $5,000,000. Also during her tenure with the Foundation, the Jewel Society was created to recognize chapters, clubs and individuals for significant financial contributions. Because of her dedicated service, Dottie received many awards and honors from Alpha Gamma Delta. In 1979, she received the Circle of Epsilon Pi, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Whether working at the local or international level, Dottie was a tireless advocate for the sisterhood, personal development and philanthropic contributions of young women, and the growth of the Fraternity. Alpha Gamma Delta will deeply miss and always appreciate Dottie for her dedicated service to the Fraternity and the Foundation. “Dottie was an absolutely remarkable woman who inspired so many sisters through her graceful leadership and commitment to Alpha Gamma Delta,” said Rie Gerah Hoehner, International President. “Our Fraternity will mourn the loss of such a dedicated leader and sister. Her legacy will continue to impact future generations of Alpha Gamma Delta sisters.” 35




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