Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly • Winter 2018

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Viewpoint International Council International President Rie Gerah Hoehner International Vice President-Alumnae Melissa Jacobson James International Vice President-Collegians Lelia Van Norden Kelley International Vice President-Membership Marie Ford Palmer International Vice President-Extension Lee Woodham Langub International Vice President-Finance Bobette Sandifer Thompson International Vice President-Panhellenic Affairs Stephannie Sack Bailey

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Happy New Year, Sisters! The start of a new year brings opportunity to reflect on where we are and take advantage of refreshed inspiration to design our plan for the year to come. While the turn of the calendar signifies a new year, the year is only half over for our Alpha Gamma Delta chapters and clubs. It’s a perfect time to remember the vision we have for our experiences in Alpha Gamma Delta. Our newly elected collegiate chapter leaders recently gathered in Indianapolis for the Academy for Chapter Presidents to develop goals and define their tasks ahead. The weekend provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to broaden their understanding of their chapter’s impact and get inspired to achieve success. The weekend was topped off with a tour of International Headquarters and a visit to the new Alpha Gam Boutique storefront.

it is our responsibility to celebrate the loyal commitment of our alumnae who help our collegiate chapters grow and succeed. In 2018, I encourage you to take time to appreciate who you are individually, know your own self-worth and set your own goals. I once read that we each have the potential to become infinitely more than we are now, and the greatest limitations we will ever face will be those we place on ourselves. Imagine the impact you can make on your chapter, club, family and community when you stand confident in who you are and in where are you going! Let the vision of Alpha Gamma Delta forever encourage you to celebrate who you are and to drive you to be your best. Forever onward and upward!

Executive Director Wendy Bright Faust

Foundation Executive Director Julie Waitman President Sue Maggio Sim Vice President Carol Richards Peske Secretary Patti Guthrie Rogers Treasurer Janis Lang Bartosz Trustees Adrienne Kerr Beckett, Rie Gerah Hoehner, Catherine Matthews, Martha Petry Parham and Lynne Dunford Rossell

The new year also brings transition for our new officer structure and regional organization. Collegiate chapters are supported by a vast and amazing group of local advisors and international Volunteer Service Team members. The time, expertise and loyal support of these volunteers are—at every level—critical to the Fraternity’s ability to achieve our vision. Today and every day,

Rie Gerah Hoehner International President

Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma

Fraternity Housing Corporation Executive Director Wendy Bright Faust President Katie Jolley Abernathy Directors Gail Calkins Duree, Mary Beth Dulcey Morabito and Bobette Sandifer Thompson

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Collegiate chapter Presidents gathered in Indianapolis in January for the Academy for Chapter Presidents. They participated in a number of activities and sessions to prepare them for their new officer role and set up their chapters for success in the coming year.

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In the fall 2017 Quarterly, "Spot a Squirrel," we listed Dayna Peterson as a Beta Beta-North Dakota State University alumna, she should have been listed as a Rho-Iowa State alumna. The Quarterly staff regrets this error and sincerely appreciates Dayna's involvement as an alumna member!

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Alpha Gamma Delta Valentines

Millions of seniors struggle each day with hunger and the ability to pay for basic living needs. As the number of seniors in North America grows exponentially over the coming years, there has never been a better time to be part of Alpha Gamma Delta’s philanthropic focus of fighting hunger. We are proud partners with Meals on Wheels America, the oldest and largest national organization, supporting the more than 5,000 communitybased senior nutrition programs dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation across the United States. To help combat the negative effects of isolation, we encourage you to participate in Meals on Wheels’ fifth annual Love Letters campaign. Create a handmade card and Meals on Wheels will deliver it—along with a warm meal—to one of their clients. A few kind words on a handmade Valentine card can significantly brighten the day of a homebound senior. For more information, visit Meals on Wheels’ Love Letters with Alpha Gamma Delta website or contact 

Spread the Love Meals on Wheels operates in nearly every community in the United States through a network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. Here’s how you can help: Fill out our brief form to let us know you’re interested in being matched with a local Meals on Wheels program. We will connect you to any participating programs, and a representative from your local Meals on Wheels program can help you with a card count and delivery plan.

Start crafting! Use construction paper, markers, stickers and other supplies to design your Valentines, but please NO GLITTER. We ask that you also avoid religious or political messages. Make it a family project or a sisterhood activity! Need some inspiration? Download the Alpha Gam card template!

Snap photos of your cards and sisters to share on social media. Be sure to tag Meals on Wheels America and use #MealsOnWheels #AlphaGamServes.

Deliver your cards to the designated Meals on Wheels program no later than February 9, 2018, so they can be included with meal deliveries or events on or around Valentine’s Day.

Can’t send yours in time for Valentine’s Day? Meals on Wheels will accept non-holiday specific cards any time of year.

Collegiate Reports Alpha–Syracuse University: The women of Alpha Chapter had a busy fall semester. Their very colorful philanthropy dodgeball event, Dive Into Color, was a huge success! The chapter welcomed an outstanding group of new members, bonded during a fall sisterhood retreat, participated in a dance marathon for a local children’s hospital and elected their new officer team. They recently enjoyed an alumnae spaghetti dinner during Polish Week and look forward to meeting even more new members in the spring. Delta–University of Minnesota: Delta Chapter had a wonderful semester at the University of Minnesota! They initiated 37 new women followed by Feast of Roses held at the chapter house. They stayed busy with many activities, including Parents Weekend, Red Rose Ball, an alumnae dinner, a pumpkin painting event, Bingo night and packing 5,000 meals for Second Harvest Heartland. Additionally, their Alpha Gam Gives Back with Cheese & Mac philanthropy event raised nearly $4,000. The chapter is excited for their newly elected officers and to see how the new officer structure works in action.

Alpha–Syracuse University

Epsilon–University of Kentucky: After welcoming 85 new members at a Bid Day BBQ, Epsilon jumped right into fighting hunger by donating their leftover food to Lexington’s Salvation Army. The chapter also donated 60 meals to Hope Center of Lexington and raided money for DanceBlue, the largest 24-hour dance marathon in the country that benefits pediatric oncology patients. Epsilon participated in seven different philanthropy events on campus and won first place in Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash, as well as Alpha Chi Omega’s Paint Wars. More than 260 members gathered for a sisterhood event at Boyd’s Orchard. Other fall sisterhood events included a shopping night and a pre-winter break gathering, Several alumnae visited the house during UK’s homecoming weekend, and members were excited by alumnae attendance at Initiation. Tau–University of Toronto: Members of Tau stayed busy this fall with several sisterhood socials, a semi-formal, and an all-sorority social. The chapter also hosted two philanthropy events, Alpha Gam Holiday Bazaar and Heroes Fighting Hunger. In collaboration with the Canadian Blood Services, Tau successfully hosted the third annual Blood Drive with the help of the rest of the fraternity/sorority community. As a collective, they donated more than 250 pints of blood. As only four percent of Canadians donate blood each year, the chapter looks forward to setting a positive example and continuing this tradition. Phi–Oregon State University: The semester kicked off with primary recruitment and Phi chapter was excited to welcome their new members on Bid Day. Fall events continued with sisterhood events such as an outing to the pumpkin patch, study dates and crafting Halloween costumes. The chapter hosted a Fall Family Weekend and introduced a new event called AGDilla where members made and sold quesadillas to benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Phi Chapter initiated 35 new members into their chapter in November. The chapter looks forward to connecting with alumnae this spring at IRD. Alpha Epsilon–Westminster College: Alpha Epsilon Chapter embraced our new philanthropy of fighting hunger by hosting an event called Sweat for Hunger. The event provided a one-hour workout class in exchange for non-perishable food or monetary donations. The chapter was excited to 4

contribute to the world’s work while promoting health and vigor of body to other students and groups on campus! Alpha Epsilon also stayed busy throughout the semester with sisterhood dinners, homecoming, a formal, the All Greek Thanksgiving event and a flag football event they co-hosted to raise money for students in need. Alpha Iota–Baldwin Wallace University: The sisters of Alpha Iota had a semester full of events, including intramural sports, spending time with sis-moms/dots, a sisterhood retreat and participation in Greek Sing where they won first place in three different categories! The chapter also hosted Mr. BW, their annual philanthropy event. The chapter proudly celebrated their newly initiated members at Feast of Roses. Alpha Iota was also awarded membership to the Buff Academic Honor Society through the Marguerite Shepard Initiative. Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University: The fall semester has flown by as members participated in a number of sisterhood events and intramural sports, as well as kept up with their studies. At homecoming, the chapter welcomed 96 alumnae back home for a pancake breakfast. The chapter raised nearly $2,000 at Alpha Gam Potato Jam, a potato-bar themed dinner. Alpha Upsilon hosted a Parents Day event filled with a Thanksgiving potluck and a trip to a local pumpkin patch for a hayride and pumpkin picking. Most importantly, members were able to show their love for Alpha Gam and their sisters to their parents and families!

Alpha Upsilon–Central Michigan University

Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba: Beta Gamma enjoyed a fall sisterhood retreat and hosted a baking sale to benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Sis-moms were excited to help their sis-dots prepare for Initiation Week in December. The chapter welcomed nine new women to their chapter. Funded by the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, chapter member Melissa Butler was chosen to attend the Service Immersion Week in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University: From earning Highest Greek GPA and winning the homecoming spirit award to Chapter President Natalie Fowler being crowned Homecoming Queen, Beta Epsilon had a lot to celebrate this fall. In addition to initiating 18 new members, they also helped recruit and initiate new members at the Beta Theta—University of Wisconsin Whitewater. The chapter enjoyed participating in movie nights, volunteering at Feeding America, Women’s Empowerment Night, their philanthropic improv event and Greek Thanksgiving. Beta Xi–Purdue University: The beginning of a new semester brought a fresh start and lots of excitement to Beta Xi. Members enjoyed celebrating the Initiation of 38 new members, craft and movie nights with sisters, winning intramural bowling, attending Dads Day, making Gingerbread houses and writing letters to homebound senior citizens through Meals on Wheels. The chapter won the Greek Olympics at Purdue University Dance Marathon, outraising any other organization on campus. Members were excited to return to the house and see each other after the long winter break. Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia: The fall semester started strong as Gamma Alpha welcomed 74 bright-eyed new members into their sisterhood. Football quickly became a source of great excitement as the Dawgs beat Auburn to win the SEC championship and went on to win the Rose Bowl. Many chapter members and alumnae attended the games or gathered together to watch them on TV. The chapter was also proud to

Beta Gamma–University of Manitoba 5

Collegiate Reports cheer on Jacquelyn Harms as she was elected to Homecoming Court. The chapter enjoyed a number of events, including Sisterhood Girls Night, a Halloween event, yoga in the chapter room, volunteering with the UGA Food Pantry, a semi-formal held at Livewire and Thanksgiving dinner made by Miss Linda. Gamma Alpha also hosted an Ice Dawgs Date Night as the UGA Ice Dawgs hockey team battled South Carolina. Spring has brought an air of excitement as the new officers and their new officer teams prepare the chapter for another successful year. Gamma Delta–Auburn University: Bid Day kicked off a fabulous fall for Gamma Delta. Sisterhood events, socials, intramural sports and Feast of Roses, held at the Auburn University Club, rounded out a busy semester. Panhellenic named Emily Lytle Outstanding Recruitment Chair of the Year and Katherine Carothers the Outstanding Junior Panhellenic Delegate of the Year, and Morgan Gaston was voted Miss Homecoming. Members danced, ate great food and had a fun night to remember at Rose Ball in October. The location of the formal was kept a secret, so members had fun guessing their destination during the bus ride to The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta. Beginning spring semester, groups of members will begin making weekly Meals on Wheels deliveries to those in need. Gamma Xi–Murray State University: Gamma Xi welcomed 28 new members this fall and celebrated sisters at the Feast of Roses. Campus groups were paired to build parade floats, more than 40 alumnae paid a visit to Tent City and the chapter celebrated the crowning of Emily Cook as Murray State’s Homecoming Queen. Gamma Xi also hosted their annual Rock-a-Thon philanthropy event, raising $19,694—$3,000 more than the previous year. Members also enjoyed Crush Dance, Family Weekend, mixers and participating in campus philanthropy events.

Gamma Delta–Auburn University

Gamma Omicron–Eastern Kentucky University: The sisters of Gamma Omicron were excited to initiate 32 new members this past fall. Sisterhood grew as they participated in sisterhood events such as ice skating, a trip to a haunted house, a night out of painting at Artfully Yours and a visit to a pumpkin patch. Gamma Omicron gathered with alumnae during a Homecoming Weekend Brunch. The chapter also held a fall formal, Friendsgiving dinner, a Hot Chocolate Social and decorated Christmas cookies. The chapter elected a new officer board and began officer transitions. Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology: Gamma Phi finished the second half of the fall semester with many sisterhood and philanthropy activities, social events and a change in leadership. Most noteworthy was the initiation of 47 new members and the election of 13 new officers and 24 appointed positions. Throughout the semester, the chapter hosted a sisterhood craft night, a Poker and Pearls event to fight hunger and attended their Rosebud Semiformal at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta. Gamma Phi partnered with Zeta Tau Alpha to make and donate sandwiches for a local community in need. Members also continued to prepare meals for food insecure students at Georgia Tech on a weekly basis. Delta Epsilon–University of California-Los Angeles: In preparation for Primary Recruitment, the new academic year kicked off for Delta Epsilon with Polish Week. The semester continued with Bid Day, Initiation Week and Feast of Roses, where the chapter celebrated 36 new initiates. The chapter’s annual philanthropy event, Mac N Cheese with AGDs, raised more than $4,000 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Delta Epsilon also participated in Bruin Bash, Go Greek Football Day and enjoyed a sisterhood retreat. 6

Delta Epsilon–University of California-Los Angeles

Delta Tau–Chapman University: Fall was in full swing for Delta Tau! From Greek Week and campus philanthropy events to a date party and alumnae BBQ, the chapter stayed busy. The chapter gave back to their community by participating in a community clean up and packaging enough groceries for more than 1,500 people at a food kitchen. Initiation was held the first week of November and officer elections were held later that day. A sisterhood retreat strengthened bonds. A Friendsgiving event was a great segue to a semi-formal, holiday sisterhood events and preparation for finals. Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma: Epsilon Nu had an exciting semester full of firsts. The chapter moved into their brandnew house, received top grades on campus, won homecoming and maintained stellar involvement on campus. They look forward all the successes and memories to be made in their new home. Epsilon Phi–Texas Woman’s University: Epsilon Phi had an amazing time bonding and roasting marshmallows during their sisterhood retreat. Leadership Consultant Lauren Wenzinger–Phi, Oregon State University, tagged along to get to know the chapter better share in their sisterhood. With the stress of finals coming up, members kept their positivity high by hosting their first gingerbread party and participating in a pumpkin carving contest, Family Day, Boo @ the U and Greeksgiving.

Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma

Epsilon Omega–Truman State University: Beginning with gaining some amazing new members during recruitment and celebrating with a Mardi Gras-themed Bid Day, Epsilon Omega had a successful semester. Members participated in Homecoming Week activities, placing third in the Lip Sync competition and in philanthropy. The chapter was proud to learn fellow member Katie Litschgi was named Panhellenic President. Movie nights, a chili supper and collecting canned goods for the I Think I Can Foundation rounded out the semester. Zeta Gamma–Gannon University: Zeta Gamma stayed busy this fall. Sister-mothers/ daughters enjoyed getting to know each other while the entire chapter enjoyed time together at a sisterhood retreat. Members placed third in Greek Field Days, attended their fall formal and co-hosted a potluck Thanksgiving event with the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha. In between studying, members took time to compete in a gingerbread house competition and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Zeta Epsilon–Michigan Technological University: Initiation, having the highest GPA of all fraternity and sorority groups on campus, the excitement of member Alex Bergquist being named Homecoming Queen and having two members named finalists for Winter Carnival Queen were just a few things Zeta Epsilon celebrated this fall. The chapter sold cash cards with discounts to local restaurants and shops to raise money to fight hunger, as well as set up a fundraiser with the Library Café to donate ten percent of all sales one day towards fighting hunger. Sisters actively promoted the event on social media and set up an information booth in the library that day. A formal event, Greek Week, Halloween, winter-themed recruitment events and the annual holiday party kept members busy between studying. Zeta Epsilon initiated seven new members and held Feast of Roses at the MUB Alumni Lounge. 7

Collegiate Reports Zeta Zeta–Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Zeta Zeta had a busy second quarter. After fall break, members immediately got back into the swing of school by participating in Primary Recruitment. Sisterhood events included themes like Game Night, Field Day, New Member Sleepover, Pasta Night and a “Speed Dating” dating event that allowed new members to quickly get to know the rest of the chapter. Three of our sisters were tapped for membership by Rho Lambda, the Panhellenic Honor Society. Alumnae were invited to attend Alpha Gam Thanksgiving. The chapter participated in their annual holiday festivities, held an ugly sweater party, which included a secret squirrel gift swap, hosted a formal and organized and executed its annual shopping night event to raise money to fight hunger and food insecurity. Zeta Theta–Lafayette College: Zeta Theta worked hard all semester, but made time for philanthropy and sisterhood events. The chapter held a sister mother-sister/daughter celebration, co-sponsored the Take Back the Night walk and the Mental Miles 5k, hosted a date party and volunteered at a soup kitchen and Boys and Girls Club. Zeta Theta had a Mac and Cheese with AGD’s Philanthropy Event for the first time, raising nearly $700 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. A post-Thanksgiving potluck provided some lastminute sisterhood time before the countdown to finals began. Zeta Omicron–Kettering University: Zeta Omicron had an awesome recruitment, nearly doubling their chapter size! With morale and excitement high, members celebrated their success at their semi-formal event and relaxed with a sisterhood yoga event led by an alumna. Crafting, holiday party, sisterhood dinners, packed food bags for World Kindness Day, group study nights, mixers and a Christmas stocking decorating event made for a busy, but meaningful semester.

Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University: The Sisters of Zeta Tau held their annual Blood Drive, participated in CPC Bingo night and held a Fall in Love with AGD tabling event. The chapter also hosted a Halloween-themed sisterhood event and cosponsored the Tackle Diabetes event with Delta Phi Epsilon to support Camp Nejeda. In November, the chapter held its Cupcake Wars which annually draws students from all over campus to raise money for a great cause. The chapter also hosted a semi-formal, placed second in Delta Phi Epsilon’s Food (Bank) Fight, participated in CPC Friendsgiving and wrapped up the semester with a Secret Santa swap.

Zeta Omega–University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Zeta Omega had a semester filled with campus events, chapter programming, a sisterhood potluck, intramural sports, a sisterhood retreat held during the chapter’s 8th birthday, a craft night and a movie night event with area alumnae. The chapter also had a successful philanthropic event, Trick or Eat, where members from the fraternity/sorority community donated 2,156 items to be given to Feed the Need. Sisterhood lunches where held every Monday and, in December, members enjoyed a secret squirrel gift exchange and participating in the Pediatric Oncology Toy Drive.

Zeta Tau–Seton Hall University


Theta Delta-University of North Georgia: Theta Delta rocked their way to raising $522 at their Rock-a-Thon event. Members sat in rocking chairs and sang songs while passersby on campus donated money. A picnic was held for alumnae who attended the event. Members attended Trunk or Treat and handed out candy to children within the community. Theta Delta continued their Smarty Pants program to recognize good grades and three members were inducted into Order of Omega. Members enjoyed writing and sending holiday cards to active duty soldiers serving overseas and appreciated a study break during finals.

Theta Nu–Virginia Commonwealth University

Theta Nu–Virginia Commonwealth University: Theta Nu participated in Primary Recruitment this semester and welcomed a wonderful new member class of 36 women. The new members were initiated on November 3 and Feast of Roses was held November 4. From attending weekly sisterhood events to hanging out at the library and studying, Theta Nu had a great fall semester getting to know their new sisters.

Theta Tau–Belmont University: Theta Tau had a very exciting fall semester, starting with Primary Recruitment. A sisterhood retreat was held at Barefoot Republic Camp & Retreat Center in Kentucky. Leading up to initiation, the chapter held a number of new member gatherings with upperclassmen, including a hot chocolate social and fireside chats. Theta Tau proudly initiated 53 new members. Members also hosted a formal, a Halloween party, a Dead Day Breakfast and gave back by reading to children through the Word Wagon, an organization that promotes childhood literacy. Theta Tau is excited about their newly installed officers and looks forward to Greek Sing this spring. Kappa Gamma–Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: The Kappa Gamma chapter began the fall semester with Primary Recruitment and a visit from a Leadership Consultant. New members got to know the rest of the chapter through several sisterhood events including, a sisterhood retreat complete with zip lining, roller skating, sis-mom/ dot “group dates” and a Friendsgiving dinner. Kappa Gamma placed first in the Panhellenic Women’s Shelter Donation Drive and hosted their Alpha Gam Pasta Jam event. All-you-can-eat pasta was served to raise money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation in fighting hunger. Additionally, all of the leftover pasta was donated to the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. Lambda Alpha–St. Joseph’s College of Long Island: Lambda Alpha set a goal to strive for better sisterhood and alumnae relations, as well as increased community volunteering. They also wanted to become more present in the community through volunteer work. The chapter sold bracelets for and participated in the JDRF Walk, as well as volunteered at the St. Joseph the Work Soup Kitchen and held a Thanksgiving food drive. In December, the chapter held their Crazy Crepe Fundraiser. Lambda Alpha also participated in a pumpkin picking mixer at Harbes Family Farm Stand.

Kappa Gamma–Texas A&MCorpus Christi

Nu Alpha–Appalachian State University: A semi-formal, a sisterhood retreat to a local ski resort and a Tacky Christmas Sweater Date Function were just a few things that kept Nu Alpha busy this quarter. The chapter held their Mac and Cheese with AGDs event, which was a huge success on campus. The chapter also held Senior Send-off, a small gathering for the graduating and early alumnae status sisters. The event celebrated their contributions and was a time for them to reflect on their time in Nu Alpha. 9

Alumnae Reports DuPage Area Alumnae Club: The DuPage Area Alumnae Club donated approximately 400 lbs. of goods to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry in September and October, as well as toured the facility and aided with the labeling and processing of their donations. Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter: The Los Angeles Area Alumnae Club was happy to welcome new members and took time to reflect on and appreciate time spent with Delta Alpha and Delta Epsilon during fall Primary Recruitment.

DuPage Area Alumnae Club

Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chapter: Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chapter met at the home of professional chef, Jessica Raia-Long, Gamma Iota–Mercer University, to create a starter batch of Amish Friendship Bread. After 10 days of preparation they split their bread into four batches and shared it with other sisters and friends to continue the giving process and nurture one another with the gift of something homemade. Wichita Alumnae Club: The Wichita Alumnae Club welcomed several new alumnae members at an Italian luncheon and an Alpha Gam Always event this fall and Christmas brunch, filled with music, treats and caroling, The club also adopted a less fortunate family as their Christmas philanthropy. Southwest Florida Alumnae Club: The Southwest Florida Alumnae Club was excited to see sister Jeanne Robertson, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, standup comedian and 1963 Miss North Carolina, at her hilarious sold-out concert. Alumnae look forward to their upcoming Build-a-Sundae gathering, as well as a tour and luncheon at the famous Shangri-La, the once famous 1920s hotel turned organic restaurant, nature and art sanctuary and spa.

Los Angeles Area Alumnae Chapter

Norman Alumnae Chapter: The Norman Alumnae Chapter had a busy fall filled with everything from Thanksgiving potlucks, drives for a local food pantry and the annual Holiday Tree Trim with the Upsilon Chapter. In October, members attended a spooky ghost tour of Downtown Norman and enjoyed hearing ghost stories, learning local history and celebrating Halloween with sisters.

Wichita Alumnae Club

Tampa Bay Area Alumnae Chapter 10

Beta Alpha Alumnae Chapter: As part of their "Love Her for Her Womanhood" initiative, The Beta Alpha Alumnae Chapter donated hundreds of packages of feminine hygiene products to shelters and the Lincoln Food Bank, as well as homeless and domestic violence shelters. Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter: Members of the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter had a great time volunteering at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in November. Members from five different chapters attended and filled nine pallets with 6,213 lbs. of sorted frozen food! Central Florida Alumnae Club: For Hunger Action Month, the Central Florida Alumnae Club volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando. Half of the group packaged breakfast, lunch and a snack for Head Start programs in Orange County while the other half washed and portioned 1,208 servings of fresh strawberries for school children.

Norman Alumnae Chapter

Red Cedar Alumnae Chapter: In September, the Red Cedar Alumnae Chapter enjoyed a tailgate before the Michigan State/Western Michigan football game in East Lansing, and held a food drive to benefit the Michigan State University Student Food Pantry. Fox Valley Alumnae Club: The sisters of Fox Valley Alumnae Club enjoyed a great night celebrating the holiday season at the home of Dawn Newell Coghlan, Xi–Illinois Wesleyan University, and continued their tradition of wrapping gifts for their adopted family. To become involved with an alumnae chapter/club, reach out to the desired chapter directly. Visit  to locate local collegiate and alumnae chapters/clubs in your area. If there is no alumnae chapter/club in your area, email  to learn how to start one.

Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter

Central Florida Alumnae Club

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Fraternity Updates International Badge Day International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference to set aside a day for sorority women throughout the world to wear their badge or letters in a celebration of sisterhood and unity. Join the celebration by “Wearing Your Letters on Your Heart” in March and inviting all sorority women you know to do the same! Help promote the event by showcasing your badge or letters in your profile photo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and use #AlphaGammaDelta #BadgeDay18 when posting.

Volunteer A ppreciation

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and is the perfect time to appreciate our Alpha Gam alumnae sisters! From Chapter Advisors to Regional Coordinators, these women generously give their time to make our Fraternity the best it can be. Take the time this month (and every month!) to thank our volunteers for what they do for you, your chapter sisters and for our entire Fraternity. Thank your chapter’s volunteers on social media and use #AnAlphaGamIs and #AlphaGamAppreciates so they can be easily spotted. Social media posts will be featured on The Fraternity's website and social media channels.

Resources for International Badge Day are here!


Alumnae Events

Alpha Game Day

Because our sisterhood is stronger than any sports rivalry, we rallied together to host Alpha Game Day alumnae events at various rivalry college games around the country! Area alumnae were encouraged to attend these inaugural gatherings, connect with sisters from the surrounding area, grab a snack and enjoy an Alpha Gam giveaway! Members of International Council, Volunteer Service Team and International Headquarters staff hosted the informal tailgate events.

Circle Up

We know the heart of Alpha Gamma Delta is our membership—and our connections and relationships with our sisters. We are excited for alumnae sisters to come together in various cities for a casual new gathering we’re calling CircleUp. Join other Alpha Gam alumnae, International Council staff and International Headquarters and meet new local your sisters in your area.

As contributions rolled in through midnight, the Foundation staff was happy to have Daisy on hand to help count donations.

Giving Tuesday

We’re amazed by the impact we make when our sisters, friends and loved ones join together, and November’s Giving Tuesday was no exception. Thank you for making a tremendous difference in the lives of bold, confident women. Because of you, we surpassed our Giving Tuesday goal of $35,000, allowing the Foundation to support our sisters’ efforts to Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.

Save the Date

As women, making time with sisters often gets lost in our hectic schedules. Plan now to join Alpha Gams across North America during our next #AlphaGamNightOut on May 30, 2018, to celebrate Founders’ Day. If only for one day, don’t work so late or call a sitter so you can share a few extra moments with your sisters. Grab your sister-daughter and see a movie, Skype a sister who is far away or have a night out with your Alpha Gam chapter/club—do anything fun, just do it with a sister! Connect with more sisters by posting photos and using the hashtag #AlphaGamNightOut! Alpha Gam Night Out is the perfect excuse to get together with your best sister-friends, so celebrate and share. 13

FHC Focus


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Epsilon Nu's new chapter home at 425 North Jackson Street, Edmond, Oklahoma. Photos by Devin Dymkowski, Limerick Studios

The typically quiet North Jackson Street in Edmond, Oklahoma, bustled with more activity than normal during the past year. When Alpha Gamma Delta's 1960s, ranch-style home was torn down, the local community looked on with curiosity. As construction crews continued to build, students at the University of Central Oklahoma slowed down to gawk in amazement. Epsilon Nu Chapter’s original house was acquired in 1960, the year the chapter was installed. Built for a single-family, the home was located on the large piece of land where the chapter house sits today. In 1963, the house was torn down and a 5,558-square-foot brick ranch was built to accommodate 21 residents. In recent years, as campus chapter sizes grew to more than 100 members, it became clear that a new facility would be needed to compete with other local housing options. The Epsilon Nu Chapter voted to join the Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) in November 2015 and—with that—came the opportunity to rebuild. 14

“We worked hard at keeping the house in working order and updated as best we could with limited finances, but it came to a point where we needed a new house,” said Mary Epps Welch, former Epsilon Nu House Association President. “We tried to fundraise, but soon realized we would not be able to raise enough in our lifetimes. Partnering with the FHC was a dream come true.” In fall 2016, the FHC selected architecture firm Krittenbrink and Associates of Norman, Oklahoma, and Edmond,Oklahoma-based contractor AC-Owen Construction to complete the 14,831-square foot dream home. Officers, advisors and members demonstrated grace and patience as they awaited movein, which ultimately came at the end of October 2017. The final result is like nothing the campus has ever seen. Grand columns invite guests to enter through signature 12-foot red doors.

Heart and Home CAMPAIGN

The Epsilon Nu Chapter and the Alpha Gamma Delta FHC partnered with the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation in fall 2016 to support the rebuild through a grant partnership. The Heart and Home Educational Area Grant Campaign underwrites educational spaces through tax-deductible donations from and/or in honor of individuals or groups, allowing naming recognition in a variety of spaces throughout the chapter house. Learn more about the campaign and how you can participate.

 LEARN MORE A porcelain-tiled grand foyer with twin staircases will allow for an impressive welcome during recruitment as members line up to greet guests. Sightlines from the front door extend to the formal living room, showcasing an impressive open floor plan.

(Middle and above) Both classic and whimsical accents create a sophisticated, but welcoming space. Sightlines from the front door extend to the formal living room, showcasing an impressive open floor plan. Nan Girton, one of the FHC's two full-time interior designers, carefully curated subtle nods to Alpha Gamma Delta in her design through elements such as embroidered parsons chairs, rose pillows and shades of red, buff and green. 15

(Top) Collegiate members were on hand to serve as tour guides during the Espilon Nu House Dedication on November 11, 2017. (Above) The former Epsilon Nu House Association team gathered for one last photo. Front row: Member-at-Large Kathy Lyon, Treasurer and Epsilon Nu charter member Evelyn Robinson; Middle row: Property Advisor Sonya Easley, House Association President Mary Epps-Welch, Chapter Advisor Sara Dunbar; Back row: Member-at-Large Laura Endicott, Secretary Karen Walters.

FHC Focus A Closer Look Stained Glass Armorial Bearings Linda “Scottie” Scott, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma, initiated in 1966, worked in the art glass industry in the Oklahoma City Area for over 35 years and created this custom stained glass depiction of the Armorial Bearings. During construction, the glass was stored and is now featured as a back-lit focal point in the dining room.

Wishing Well Kathy Frick Lyon, Linda “Scottie” Scott, Teresa Tyler Daniels and Carol Camp Andrews, all 1966 initiates of Epsilon Nu Chapter, had the idea for and led the construction of the original wishing well as a backyard beautification project. Over the years, the beloved wishing well became a Preference Night fixture. Today, the history of the wishing well lives on through a newly constructed version positioned in the green space between the two outdoor patios in the rear of the house.

The Pecan Tree Bench For decades, a beautiful pecan tree shaded the backyard of the Epsilon Nu house at 425 North Jackson Street. Construction of the new facility did not allow for the tree to remain on the site, however, the tree lives on in this custom carved bench complete with pearl, rose and acorn detail.

Getting ready in the morning may seem like an impossible task when sharing a home with 40 women, but the second-floor bathroom manages to evoke a spa-like experience for anyone who enters.

With sightlines that go from the front door to the back of the house, the one-of-a-kind formal living room is complete with a marble fireplace and baby-grand piano. The first floor also features the House Director’s suite, two restrooms, two outdoor courtyards, the dining room, night kitchen, a large study hall and a cozy informal living room where members can relax and watch TV together.

than 90, the chapter room can be cleared to accommodate events such as Initiation or recruitment training.

Up the stairs, a custom rose wall serves as a welcome to the members’ living spaces, which include two laundry rooms, a study lounge that opens on to a spacious balcony, a spa-like bathroom and ten bedrooms that sleep up to four women each. “The collegiate women were my main inspiration in designing these spaces— especially the rose wall,” said Nan Girton, FHC Interior Designer. “Having a feature that is entirely unique to Alpha Gam and the Epsilon Nu Chapter is special. When members take pictures in front of spaces like the rose wall, people immediately know they’re in the Epsilon Nu chapter house.” The house also features a large basement with a designated craft room and state-ofthe-art chapter room. With seating for more 16

A large balcony sits atop the stately front porch. Comfortable seating and bold pops of red make this space inviting for members and guests.

On the evening of November 11, 2017, Dan Duncan, Managing Director of the FHC welcomed the Epsilon Nu Chapter home by expressing his gratitude for the collegians and alumnae who worked alongside the FHC during this journey. “I tried to find a word or an anecdote to express

what I have seen from so many of you, and that feeling has a name. It’s called love,” said Duncan. “And that love is something special, something rare and something profound. When you put it inside the box that is this house, it makes the house a home.”


The brand-new home was revealed on November 11, 2017. More than 250 collegians, alumnae, parents and members of the University of Central Oklahoma community gathered on the front lawn on a chilly evening for a Dedication Ceremony led by Rie Gerah Hoehner, International President and 1983 Epsilon Nu initiate.

The Shakespeare Club In 1909, the Shakespeare Club was created at Central State Normal School, later renamed the University of Central Oklahoma. Originally founded as a literary organization to study and perform the works of William Shakespeare, the group eventually evolved into a women’s social club —the oldest in UCO history. With the success and popularity of the Shakespeare Club, its members decided to pursue affiliation with Alpha Gamma Delta in the late 1950s to take their group to the next level. In 1960, the Shakespeare Club officially became the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta. A bust of William Shakespeare sits prominently in the new house as a reminder of the chapter’s unique history. “The transition was wildly exciting,” said Ellen Petty Gilbert, Epsilon Nu charter member and 1960 initiate. “Acquiring a house that first year set up our chapter for years of success. We are lucky that the house was on such a large piece of property so that, as the housing opportunities evolved, the history of 425 North Jackson Street remained.” The original 1915 bust, which was previously used during the Shakespeare Club initiation, was displayed in the chapter house throughout the years and a new bust was purchased in 2010 as a gift from Epsilon Nu charter members in honor of the chapter’s 50th anniversary. 17

Know Your Worth


Being a woman is hard. Being a woman in the 21st century is even harder. Women in today’s society are constantly faced with and double standards. Be smart, but not too smart. Be a mother someday, but not if you want a successful career. Be a leader, but don’t come on too strong. Female leaders are constantly jumping hurdles to be the person they envisioned as a small child. So why are women faced with these obstacles? The answer is never simple, but knowing your worth as a woman, as a member of a sorority and as a professional can be extremely powerful. 19 a Student a Sorority Woman

Obtaining a degree isn’t easy. Some courses are harder than others. Some professors are difficult to learn from. Some students learn differently than their peers. While these challenges can be ominous, knowing your worth as a scholar and as a student can change your perception and outlook on your time at your college or university. It is okay to be a good student while having a fun college experience. Most students bog themselves down with choices of being a high achieving student or having a normal social life. Who says you can’t have both? If you haven’t already, purchase a calendar and plan. Be organized. Balance your studies and your personal life. It’s okay to have friends, be involved and have fun, while achieving amazing things in and out of the classroom. Know your worth as a student and know the power you have as a woman with a college education.

Being a member of a sorority isn’t easy. Sorority women live in a time when one mistake can harm a collective group of people. As sorority women and members of Alpha Gamma Delta, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the world around you. Whether you are a member of your chapter’s Executive Council or an officer in another organization on campus, knowing your worth as a member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority and as member of Alpha Gamma Delta can be very powerful and uplifting. By channeling your values and our Purpose, you have the chance to achieve great things, be philanthropic, make healthy decisions for yourself and others and represent your chapter well. You are always wearing your letters, and knowing your worth as a sorority woman can help you and those around you make positive and informed decisions on a wide range of topics, choices and obstacles. 20 an Alumna of Alpha Gam Your time as a collegiate member of Alpha Gamma Delta member may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a lasting impression on the life of a sister and the history of our sorority. There is so much our alumnae members can do to make a difference in the lives of sisters and Alpha Gamma Delta. Giving your time, talent or treasure to Alpha Gamma Delta can bring you closer to your Alpha Gamma Delta sisters. Giving your time looks like advising a chapter as an advisor or simply attending special events such as Feast of Roses or International Reunion Day. These opportunities give you the chance to network with Alpha Gams in your community and make meaningful connections and relationships. Giving your talents can be going to a local chapter meeting and showcasing your professional skills, such as managing finances, or giving career advice to collegiate members.Helping future alumnae members of Alpha Gamma Delta navigate their way through life after college is a fulfilling way to give your talent.

Is Your Relationship Worth It?

Giving your treasure is an excellent way to give to Alpha Gamma Delta if your time is taken by other important priorities. Donations to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation not only aid our philanthropic fight against hunger, but also provide scholarships, grants, programming and leadership opportunities for our members. Paying your Alumnae Dues helps provide leadership and professional development for our Alpha Gam leaders, expand training for our Volunteer Service Team and create more local events for alumnae like you! No matter how you choose to get involved as an alumna, know that you matter and your impact is being felt by sisters around you! a Woman in the Workplace By Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, Theta Beta–Auburn University at Montgomery; Vice President, Employee Resources & Workforce Development at United Infrastructure Group, Inc.

I was well established in my career when motherhood arrived—fairly late in life and in conjunction with returning to school to earn my doctorate degree. My long awaited, mid-life baby was three weeks old when I ventured into my first classroom, as a student. I learned many things that made it possible to not only survive—but thrive. You can have it all, but it takes work and planning. First, family or relationships come first. Putting my time with my family, as the priority, helped me plan my other activities (work, school, volunteering). Even now, I have taken a job I never dreamed I would be in; however, it allows me to work from home several days a week, so I have more time with my family. Be open to all possibilities and stick with a priority plan. Being a working mother made me a better person, manager and colleague because it revealed the challenges parenting can bring. It is humbling. I am much more understanding and flexible with others, because I needed it myself. I find when others are flexible for me, I am much more likely to go above and beyond to show my appreciation. Ask for help, which is personally very hard for me. It takes a village to work and raise a family. You cannot do this alone, even if you are a single parent. Ask for help, whether it’s from your extended family, friends, trusted neighbors and parents of your children’s friends. Study other parent’s networks—you will be amazed who can help out if you run into a crisis and need some assistance. Finally, be grateful for this crazy, wonderful experience. Working is fulfilling in that it provides a financial foundation and intellectual satisfaction that you are “contributing to the world’s work.” Family and volunteer work is priceless and fulfilling on a personal level because you have a purpose to love and give back a part of yourself to others. I have embraced this wild, hectic journey and feel fulfilled in more ways than I thought possible. It is not easy, but it is rewarding. 21

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, the idea of giving a piece of yourself to another person can be intimidating. Relationships encompass many human interactions—best friends, sorority sisters, partners, family members, etc. For some, these interactions are easy and for others they aren’t. Relationships require hard work, dedication, understanding and time. Sometimes it isn’t easy to give those parts of yourself away to another person. Relationships can be extremely positive and some can be extremely negative. As a woman, it is important to know when a relationship becomes toxic. It can be hard to spot at first, but being aware of your feelings and your worth in the relationship is important. By identifying positive relationship behaviors, you are claiming your power in that relationship. Being in a relationship also means supporting others and being there for them when their relationship with another person does not work out. Knowing your worth as a friend, partner, family member and sorority sister can empower you to make healthy decisions, promote the wellbeing of others and be the best version of yourself.

Building Your Self Worth SELF-WORTH It’s not about doing more. It’s not about weighing less. It’s not about being in a romantic relationship. It has nothing to do with the external.

By Lindsay Boccardo

So, if we can’t buy self-worth or achieve it, how do we start to “feel” worthier? Here are a few tips that worked for me in my “self-worth recovery program.”

Be Kind toYourself. Radically kind. That’s not the same as selfish. If I put a recorder in your brain and heard what you said to yourself, would it sound like a friendship, a mean boss or an abusive relationship? Most people, especially high achievers, are cruel to themselves. It could be something as simple as spilling coffee and the first thing out is “Oh, I’m such an idiot!” If you were with someone who spoke to you that way, how would you manage to grow and feel loved?

Don’t Be Afraid to See a Therapist. For all of us, the house we grew up in, programs our worth. Every interaction, every request that’s ignored, every hug that’s given, teaches our little brain whether we are seen, loved and worthy of attention. I’ve had a therapist on my “well-being team” since my early twenties. Therapy gives you a chance to revisit painful memories, feel seen and loved and worthy of attention and a chance to move forward.

Say No as Much as You Want To. If you find yourself saying yes and having immediate regrets, your self-worth is not kicking in. This is your permission slip, to say no, and not feel the need to justify it. Here are some ways to say “no” quickly and elegantly without feeling like a jerk: ǗǗ “I would love to, but I’m booked.” ǗǗ “It sounds like a great idea but I’m not able to this time.” ǗǗ “Aw bummer, I already have plans. Thanks for thinking of me!” Your version of “being booked” can be curling up with a good book and snuggling with your cat. Your time is YOUR TIME and you decide to do with it. 22

Create a “Well-Being Team”

Your self-worth rises when you take care of yourself. Find people who want to take care of you, too! Some of those people may be from professional relationships, and some may be those friends who understand the importance of self-care.

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You deserve a team that has your back unconditionally. People who are secure enough to want your best, support your dreams and cheer you on. Love yourself well and enjoy feeling closer to people, affirmed in who you are and free to make the decisions that serve you best. Lindsay is a career and personal development coach who is passionate about helping young professionals unleash the career they deserve. You can find her at  or reach out directly at  23

Health and Vigor of Body This kettlebell circuit will kick your workout routine into full-swing!

Uni Overhead Squat

Uni Front Squat

1. Squat while holding a kettlebell between your legs.

1. Holding a kettlebell at your shoulder with your palm in, stand feet flat with your feet shoulder-width apart.


2. Push your hips forward, swinging the kettlebell overhead with your arm straight above your head.


2. Squat to the floor, pushing your hips back and down.

3. Let the kettlebell fall forward, bringing it back and repeat. Complete all reps on one side and repeat on the other side.

3. Push through your heels to the start position, keeping your back flat and head upright.

Turkish Get Up

Push Up to Row

1. Lie on the floor with one leg bent at the hip and knee. Hold the kettlebell straight up and over your chest.

1. Lying face down, support your body on your toes with both hands on kettlebells, elbows bent and chest parallel to the floor.

2. Move the bent leg forward, raising your upper body off the floor. Place your hand on the ground.

2. Push up to a straight arm position.


3. Move to the kneeling position on one knee and keep the kettlebell over your head with your arm straight.


3. Raise one kettlebell up to our shoulder, bending your elbow, shifting your weight to the other side. Repeat on the other side; alternate sides with each rep.

4. Stand up with your arm fully extended above your head. Complete all reps on one side before moving to the other side.

Workout created by: Samantha Whiteside, MPH, CHES, CPT, Theta Chi–Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 24

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin A sweet and easy dish, this meal is sure to please.

Ingredients 1¼ lbs. pork tenderloin, fat trimmed ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup maple syrup

Nutritional Information 1 ¼ cup sugar snap peas 1.5 lbs. baby red potatoes 1 cup water


Serving Size: 4 Calories: 367 Fat: 3.4 grams Saturated Fats: 1.1 grams Cholesterol: 92 mg

1. Place pork tenderloin in slow cooker. 2. Mix syrup and brown sugar together in mixing bowl. 3. Rub syrup and brown sugar mixture over pork tenderloin, completely covering. Save a bit of the mixture in the bowl. 4. Add vegetables and 1 cup water to the slow cooker. 5. Pour remaining syrup and brown sugar mixture over the vegetables. 6. Cover with lid and cook for 7.5 hours on low.

Recipe by: Kristin Timken Neusel, MS RD LD CDE, Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 25

Carbohydrates: 51 grams Protein: 34 grams Sodium: 113 mg Fiber: 3 grams


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Sister Profile

Dr. Jane Hamilton Hall, Nuclear Science Pioneer Written by Whitney Jackson Spivey, this story originally appeared in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s June 1970 issue of National Security Science magazine. It has been reproduced with permission.

Jane was one of only 461 women in the country to earn a Ph.D.–and the only woman to earn one in physics at the University of Chicago. Her starting salary as a nuclear scientist was $345 a month–more than twice the average U.S. income.

President Lyndon Johnson appointed Jane to a six-year term on the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission (GAC). She was the first woman appointed to the GAC.

Ladies Home Journal named Jane one of the 75 “most important” women in the country for her work. The article, celebrated Jane alongside notable women including Joan Baez, Coretta Scott King, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, and others who “had made the greatest impact on our civilization within the last five years.”

Nearly 46 years after her retirement and 35 years after her death, the Jane Hall Conference Center sits on the fourth floor of the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building at Technical Area-55.

June 30, 1970, Los Alamos, New Mexico—Driving east along New Mexico Highway 4, Dr. Jane Hamilton Hall, Epsilon Gamma–University of Denver, descended between towering tuff mesas and crossed the murky Rio Grande. As she cruised through San Ildefonso Pueblo, she glanced in her rearview mirror and saw the sun set—spectacularly, as it always does in New Mexico—above the rugged peaks of the Jemez Mountains. She tried to savor the streaks of red, orange, and yellow, knowing this was the last time she’d make this drive from Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The 35-minute commute, filled with so many colors and expansive landscapes, had become a much-anticipated part of her day. But no more. As of 5 p.m., Jane had officially retired from her position of assistant director. Jane thought back over her 25 years at the laboratory. She had practically been a kid when she arrived there only 30-years-old, three years out of grad school and recently married to fellow physicist David B. Hall. She’d felt life’s possibilities stretch out before her, bigger and brighter than the vast New Mexico sky. Her enthusiasm was apparent, and she flourished in the laboratory’s physics and weapons divisions. “Education, career and the duties of a wife and mother have cast no hue of sobriety on the personality of this young woman scientist,” reported the Los Alamos Times in April 1947. “[At] 31, she retains a youthful vivacity that shows itself in a frequent carefree smile and the impression she gives of abundant energy.”

After 10 years of rising quickly through the ranks, Jane was tapped by the laboratory director himself, Norris Bradbury, to be his right-hand woman. Assistant director was her formal title and one that she wore with pride, especially when she was the only woman in a room full of men. Jane and David’s handsome combined income had allowed them to build their dream home high on a hilltop on one of Santa Fe’s most historic roads. They’d moved in four years ago but built the place with retirement in mind: a formal dining area ensured lively evenings with friends; nearby walking trails provided ample opportunity for exploring the area; and her favorite restaurant, El Nido, was only a fivemile drive down Bishop’s Lodge Road. Jane would miss the daily hustle and bustle of the Laboratory and the wonderful people she’d gotten to know there. But as she parked her car in the garage and entered her house, she realized it was time to let management go and focus on the next chapter. Science would always be a part of her life, she thought, glancing down to the kitchen counter at a paper where she’d calculated when she could remove a roast from the oven, let it rest, and serve it at a perfect medium rare. She smiled and set her bag down. Retirement was going to be just fine. Read the rest of this article in its entirety here.

Jane was often the only woman in a room full of men. Here, she sat with Nobel Prize-winning chemist and AEC Chairman Glenn Seaborg during his visit to Los Alamos in April 1961. (Above right)Jane and her husband, David, were co-group leaders on Clementine, the world’s first fast plutonium reactor. 32

Pearls of Wisdom New Year, New Salary Negotiation

Considering a new career path or a higher salary might be in your plans for 2018, but did you know that reports that only 30 percent of women negotiate for a higher salary? Jaclyn Raggio Westlake, Delta Iota–Chico State University, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based career advisor and founder of The Job Hop, a platform providing professionals of all levels and industries with key career guidance. Check out her answers to some of the most frequently asked salary negotiation questions! How can you tell if it’s appropriate to negotiate a salary or compensation increase? There are a couple opportunities throughout the year to think about a salary increase. During your annual or mid-year review is the most appropriate time to ask for a raise. If you know your fiscal year-end is coming up, this is a great time to talk to your boss so that it is included in the next year’s budget. Of course, if you receive a promotion, this is another great opportunity to bring up a potential salary increase! I don’t even know where to begin. Who do I talk to first? Understanding the chain of command is important to getting started. You may benefit from chatting with human resources, but the best place to start is by talking to your direct manager and moving forward from there. I’ve heard some people ask colleagues about their compensation. When is this appropriate? This has become a bigger trend lately, and—depending on your relationship with each individual colleague—it may be okay to ask those you are closest with. It’s appropriate to say something like “Hey, is it okay if I ask you about your compensation? If not, that’s fine. I’m willing to share mine with you, too!” This can be important when we look to make sure we are compensated fairly for our work and understand the value in our roles at work. I received a job offer, but I don’t have a competing offer or existing salary to use as a basis for negotiations. Should I still ask for more? How? Always ask for more, because there is no harm in asking! It’s important to recognize what you bring to the table. Say something like, “Thank you so much for this offer and I’m so excited for this opportunity. Based on my research in the current market, I’m seeing that $X is the going rate for this work. I’d like to see if we can work out an agreement closer to this number.” If they say your proposed number is too high, tell them that you understand and you’d like to find something in between that you are both comfortable with. How do I know the going market rate for my work? Free resources like , , and  provide accurate numbers for work in many different industries. You can also reach out to your network to see what others in similar roles make at different companies. You may find it helpful to ask a mentor or colleague, “I’m expecting an offer for this role soon and I want to make sure I’m prepared to negotiate for my salary. Do you mind sharing what you make at your firm? If not, that’s okay. I can promise to share what my offer is in return, so you will know for your next promotion.”

You can find even more of Jaclyn’s salary negotiation tips, job search strategies and much more at 


NPC Annual Meeting A new branding debut, stragetic priorities and social hour to kicked off the 2017 National Panhellenic Conference annual meeting, held in Denver, Colorado, October 26-28.

Leadership Team, and Rob Buelow, Vice President of Higher Education Partner Education at EverFi, spoke. At the Celebrating Panhellenic Excellence luncheon, 20 campuses were recognized. The Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association received the Harriet Macht Outstanding Alumnae Panhellenic Award. The Outstanding Panhellenic Advisor Award was presented to Jennifer Pierce, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, and the Interfraternal Partner Award was presented to Ginny Carroll of inGINuity.

Highlights included NPC Executive Director Dani Weatherford’s unveiling of NPC’s refreshed brand, beginning with a video showcasing the new brand elements and website. “We intentionally wanted to pay homage to the past by incorporating the well-known NPC green and our historic laurel leaves while also boosting the energy,” said Weatherford. “The many associated patterns are lively and provide many opportunities to present the bold, impactful and purpose-driven work of NPC.”

King closed the official business of the meeting by installing the 2017-2019 Executive Committee, which includes Chairman Carole Jones, Alpha Omicron Pi; Vice Chairman Malaea Seleski, Zeta Tau Alpha; Advocacy Chairman Donna Chereck, Alpha Chi Omega; Finance Chairman Sandy Burba, Gamma Phi Beta; and Panhellenics Chairman Frances Mitchelson, Phi Mu.

Chairman Donna King gave the State of NPC address, covering NPC’s three strategic priorities: growth and sustainability, communication and marketing, and Panhellenic excellence.

New Chairman Carole Jones outlined trends arising from generational changes that will create challenges and opportunities for NPC and its 26 member organizations over the coming years. She reminded those assembled they are all stronger and more powerful together, highlighting examples of that cohesion over NPC’s 115-year history.

Attendees began Friday with committee and group meetings, as well as new area advisor and Panhellenic training. Afternoon sessions included additional training and regional meetings, as well as a joint meeting of the board of directors, presidents and executive directors and separate meetings of communicators and the Foundation.

“I look forward to two years filled with opportunity and promise. I am grateful to serve alongside each of you and look forward to continuing to serve into our bright and promising future together,” Jones concluded.

Friday’s agenda also included a new event, the Party With Our Partners luncheon, where attendees visited with representatives from NPC’s partners to learn about what their businesses offer NPC member organizations. The Friday business meeting included a discussion of proposed legislation as well as a memorial service for the 11 women who served NPC and passed away during the 2015-2017 biennium. Two Alpha Gams were memorialized, including Dorothy “Dottie” Schoneker Skinner, Delta Eta—DePauw University, who served as NPC Grand President, 1977-1982, and Catherine Cornehl Hyslop, Delta Beta—Washington State University, who served as an NPC Delegate, 1961-1967. During the Foundations of Higher Education dinner, attendees received the NPC Foundation biennial report. Dr. Kristin Walker, Alpha Sigma Tau, was presented with the Women in Higher Education Achievement Award. Saturday was a whirlwind of activity for attendees, beginning with the traditional Town Hall. Colleen Falkenstern, Research Coordinator for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Dr. Darcy Russell, Zeta Tau Alpha and member of the NPC Release Figure Methodology

Alpha Gam members of the NPC delegation: Cinda Zehner O'Connor, Beta Xi–Purdue University, Jackie Brannon Stutts, Gamma Delta–Auburn University, Patricia Barber, Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia, Stephannie Sack Bailey, Zeta Omicron–Kettering University, Rie Gerah Hoehner, Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma and Wendy Bright Faust, Delta Rho–Sonoma State University. 34

New Chapter Announcements University of Wisconsin-Whitewater B E TA T H E TA C H A P T E R

Initiating Team

Installation Officer: Melissa Jacobson James Chapter Attending Installation Weekend: Beta Epsilon– Carroll College

Re-Installation Banquet

Date: December 2, 2017 Location: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Toastmistress: Melissa Jacobson James

School Information

Location: Whitewater, Wisconsin Undergraduate Enrollment: 11,380 Mascot: Willie Warhawk

East Carolina University NU GAMMA CHAPTER

Initiating Team

Installation Officer: Lelia VanNorden Kelley Chapter Attending Installation Weekend: Theta Zeta, Gamma Zeta and Epsilon Zeta

Installation Banquet

Date: November 12, 2017 Location: Greenville Country Club Toastmistress: Lelia VanNorden Kelley 35

School Information

Location: Greenville, North Carolina Undergraduate Enrollment: 22,969 Mascot: PeeDee the Pirate

Marguerite Shepard Initiative Graduate school: Two words that hold so much weight and stress, yet, so much

opportunity and purpose. Whether you are a collegiate woman thinking about attending graduate school right after graduation, a successful career woman ready obtain a higher degree or somewhere in the middle, figuring out where to begin your graduate school journey can be a daunting task. If you want to know some of the graduate school basics, hear from International Headquarters staff who have been through the process and learn where to find more information in our Alpha Gamma Delta materials, we’ve got you covered.

What kind of Degree? Determine what degree you want to pursue. For example, a degree in higher ed could be designated as an M.A., M. Ed. or M.S. depending on the campus or focus of the program. Let’s break it down: Professional Master’s: Provides a specific set of skills required to practice in a particular field, such as education, business, engineering or other professions requiring specialized training. Research Master’s: Designed to provide training in how to become a researcher, a research masters is often a step toward a Ph.D. and generally takes one or two years to complete. Professional Doctorate: Generally a requirement for licensure or accreditation, professional doctorate degrees are intended to advance professional practice, such as law, education, business, engineering and medicine. M.D. for medical practice or J.D. for law are the most common. Research Doctorate: The primary credential for college level teaching, a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) typically involves both course work and a major research project and takes a minimum of four to six years of full-time study.

Now or Later?

A question to ask yourself in the beginning of your journey—especially if you are currently in your undergraduate career—is: “Should I go straight to graduate school?” There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as it depends on a number of personal factors. “Pursue what is going to make you happy. Find what you love and dive in,” said Karoline Park, Harm Prevention Specialist at IHQ. “Finding your life path can be hard, but if you give your passions a chance to guide your studies, you will undoubtedly land on something that makes sense and fills your cup with happiness and purpose in life.” The best way to figure out what will work for you is to speak with faculty, prospective employers and students in the program that interests you. Here are some other factors to consider: • Are you sure of your career goals, or is there a possibility you could change your mind after a few years in the working world? • Is an advanced degree a prerequisite to your chosen career? For example, a master's degree is required for practicing social work. • How much will your job and salary projections improve with a graduate degree?

Combining Work and School

If working a traditional job while taking on graduate school isn’t for you, a graduate assistantship may be an option. Assistantships may cover tuition and provide a comfortable stipend. Another solution is to find employment with a corporation that offers tuition assistance as part of their benefits package. This allow employees to take courses and earn a master’s degrees at a nearby university while advancing their careers. Having a career and working towards a graduate degree is a tough job, so don’t be afraid to take fewer credit hours to avoid being overworked and overwhelmed. “From my experience of being a graduate school student and working a full-time job, balance and flexibility are so important,” said Emma McAvoy, Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University, Merchandising Specialist at the Alpha Gam Boutique. “I have learned some days you just need to take a break from the computer and relax in order to do your best work.” 36

Alpha Gam Achievements Sara Arcaro Ziemnik

Annie Cassin

Beta Xi–Purdue University

Zeta Iota–Miami University

Sara Arcaro Ziemnik has been named 2017’s National History Teacher of the Year by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Sara was honored at a ceremony at the University Club of New York on November 8, where Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner presented her with the award and a $10,000 prize. “When it comes to classroom instruction and content delivery, Sara Ziemnik is a master at her craft,” said Robert Winton, principal at Rocky River High School. “Students are engaged through Socratic Seminars, role-playing and other creative ways to relay historical events to high school kids. She is able to teach rigorous content and hold high learning expectations all while keeping a smile on her students' faces.”

Annie Cassin, Beta Xi—Purdue University, recently co-authored a book for graduate students and new professionals in her field. Complex Cases in Student Affairs: Preparing Early Career Professionals for Practice includes 22 case studies and provides students and professionals with an understanding of how problems in student affairs might be addressed through the application of relevant theory/ research. “Elaborating on an incident at an overnight orientation involving student leaders who were found drinking with new students, my portion of the book examines how the incident affected the new students, their families and the dynamic of a very close-knit orientation team,” Annie said.

Lisa Menichello Huff

Karen Crouse Delta Alpha–University of Southern California

Alpha Beta–University of Michigan

Karen Crouse has published her first book, "Norwich." It highlights the charming town of Norwich, Vermont, which has produced 11 Olympians since 1956—more per capita than any other place in the country. Called "Splendid" by the Wall Street Journal, "Norwich" is full of inspiring tales for any parent who wants to raise kids to be levelheaded, fulfilled and successful. Karen started her newspaper career at the Savannah News-Press, where she was the first woman to grace the sports department. She is currently a sports writer for the New York Times. "Norwich" is available for purchase wherever books are sold. Follow Karen on Twitter @byKaren.

Freelance recipe developer, food photographer and food writer Lisa Menichello Huff, Alpha Beta—University of Michigan, recently received her first book deal and published her first cookbook, Kid Chef Bakes. Inspired by her own children and love of baking, she created a cookbook for kids ages 8-13 to help them transition to adult cookbooks. Kid Chef Bakes was the number one new release for children’s cookbooks as well as ranked in Amazon’s top 10 children’s cookbooks this fall. The book is available for purchase wherever books are sold. Lisa also maintains the popular food and recipe website,  37

Spot A Squirrel Squirrels aren’t just for girls! Chapter Advisor Jessica Hicks Baker—Epsilon Zeta, Arkansas State University, proudly dressed her son Jaxon in a precious squirrel longall. 

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Lana Charles, Epsilon–University of Kentucky, stopped for a photo in front of a large squirrel mural outside of The Nifty Nut House, in Wichita, Kansas.


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The Oklahoma City Alumnae Club gathered for holiday gathering at the home of Lesley Pollock Noller, Upsilon—University of Oklahoma, for food, games and tons of laughs. Can you spot Skiouros?

Fraternity Annual Financial Report 2016-2017 Income




MEMBER INCOME $3,262,639








Total Assets



Total Liabilities 38 $8,357,031

Net Assets $6,085,236

Alumnae Dues Remember the excitement you had when you opened your bid card? The joy you had when you first met your sister-mother or the awe when you learned about our Ritual on the night of your Initiation? Experience that excitement with Alpha Gam again!

Where do your Alumnae Dues go?

Every sister who pays $50 for their Alumnae Dues will be entered into a drawing to win a free trip to the Golden International Convention, June 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.

In the next year, your Alumnae Dues will help fund:

To enter, pay your Alumnae Dues online, mail in payment to the address below or call 317.663.4200 during business hours. If you have already paid the $40 and would like to be entered into the drawing, you may pay an additional $10 to be eligible.* Alpha Gamma Delta Attn: Alumnae Dues 8710 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 Bring your sister-mother, invite your new member class, grab your cowboy boots and mosey on down to San Antonio this summer!

*Alumnae Dues are typically $40—by paying an extra $10, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free trip to International Convention. The deadline to enter is March 15, 2018. Terms and conditions may apply.

• Convention programming • 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 for local alumnae chapters/clubs • Focus groups and task forces to guide our future endeavors

Impactful Alpha Gams No matter what you do or where you live, there is no doubt Alpha Gams impact the lives of those around them and the communities in which they live. Many of our sisters grace the Impactful Alpha Gam page on our Fraternity website! Strong trailblazing women like Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Gamma Delta–Auburn University; WGN News Director Jennifer Lyons, Rho–Iowa State University; and bestselling author Dr. Gail Riess Saltz, Zeta Beta–Lehigh University, represent Alpha Gamma Delta with poise and purpose.

Will you be the next Impactful Alpha Gam? Do you know an inspiring and impactful Alpha Gam alumna? We want to hear more about her!

• Alumnae membership records, mailings and support materials

Ways you can pay: • Visit • Mail your payment to: Alpha Gamma Delta Attn: Alumnae Dues 8710 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 • Call 317.663.4200


Georgia’s Corner Fashion is forever, changing as trends come and go—that can also be said for styles worn by Alpha Gams. This jacket, owned by Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, Julie Waitman, CFRM, Beta Beta–North Dakota State University, sits among photos of some of Alpha Gam’s past fashionistas. From formals to game days, Alpha Gams have always had style.

Georgia Dickover

At North Dakota State University, circa 1976-1980, it was common for Greek women to wear Greek letterman jackets. Often, seniors would sell their jackets to underclassmen upon graduation. Julie purchased one during her junior year from a graduating senior and wore it on campus during the fall and spring. During that time, most Alpha Gam clothing and branded materials were red and yellow, so the Greek letterman jacket fit right in!


Chapter Grand Delta


Beta Epsilon

Delta Delta


Alpha Delta

Beta Eta

Delta Zeta

Gamma Alpha

Delta Theta

University of Minnesota Janet Lee Benshoof ‘66

Ohio University Joanne Dove Prisley ‘50


DePauw University Marilyn Schacht Mingee ‘47


University of Washington Phyllis Larson Parthemer ‘42


Allegheny College Carol Anderson Chander ‘54


Northwestern University Inez Larson Candiello ‘39


Iowa State University Joanne Atkinson Christenson ‘49 Carolyn Carlson Maddox ‘45 June Williams Sudduth ‘47 Jean Godby Wright ‘49


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Abbie Olson Hubbell ‘47


University of Alabama Melba Studdard Melton ‘47 Katherine Buckley Reed ‘75

University of Akron Shirley Ross Clogg ‘49

Carroll University Marilyn Osterling Olin ‘55

Ohio Wesleyan University Betty Targett Jarratt ‘43 Katherine Clauson MacKinnon ‘51

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Meredith Rahn ‘94

Alpha Eta

Dalhousie University Joan Tonning Stirling ‘63

University of Georgia Deborah Barber McNeill ‘76 Jeanette Anderson Randall ‘45

Alpha Kappa

Gamma Beta

Bowling Green State University Margene Campbell Butler ‘45

Florida State University Catherine Allison Odum ‘77

Alpha Lambda

Gamma Epsilon

The Ohio State University Nancy Ingmire Woodyard ‘54

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Anne Knox Maddrey ‘58

Alpha Mu

Pennsylvania State University Nicole Pustai Cipriotti ‘96

Gamma Zeta

University of Memphis Renate Veikins Dauser ‘58 Patricia Davis McDaniel ‘54

Alpha Nu

Kent State University Janet Rogers Barkhurst ‘55

Delta Alpha

Alpha Upsilon

Central Michigan University Sondra Deephouse Metzler ‘60

University of Southern California Judy Baldwin Hodson ‘48 Arletta Brandstetter Stehle ‘45

Beta Alpha

Delta Beta

Nebraska Wesleyan University Doris Rohrig Samuelson ‘47

Washington State University Joann Chadbourne Swanson ‘49

Beta Beta

Delta Gamma

Montana State University Sandra Huber Craig ‘63

North Dakota State University Renee Bernier ‘87 Jeanne Pratt Lindgren ‘48


University of Oregon Edith Ebell Scott ‘28

University of British Columbia M. Patricia Shippobotham McCarthy ‘54

University of Idaho Lila Davison Garner ‘60

Epsilon Beta

University of Kansas Jill Jones ‘74

Epsilon Delta

University of Texas at Austin Lyla Hamner Nettles ‘52

Theta Theta

Mississippi State University Melissa Randolph ‘98

Theta Xi

Clemson University Bette Jean Doggett ‘95

Theta Chi

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Chelsea Hardt Haddon 2007


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Scholarship recipients! The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on the applicants’ academic records, financial need and participation in chapter, campus and community activities.

General Scholarship Recipients

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 46 General Scholarships to the following outstanding Alpha Gams!

Molleigh Arn

Madison Brenamen

Sarah Brickson

Brittney Burt

Kappa Beta–Missouri Western State University Major: Elementary Education

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Major: Pre-Nursing

Pi–Coe College Major: Psychology and Spanish Pi Centennial Celebration Scholarship

Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Elementary Education

Molly Clarke

Claire Derricks

Julia Doherty

Katelin Dorow

Zeta Theta–Lafayette College Master: Architecture and Business Administration

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Major: Nursing

Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Religion and International Relations

Zeta Upsilon–Northern Michigan University Major: Secondary and Physical Education

Alyssa Emmons

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Major: Elementary Education

Turkan Esensoy

Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Doctorate: Biomedical Engineering and Medicine


Rachel Farrell

Julianne Fisher

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Education

Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University Major: Athletic Training

Miranda Gavette Zeta Nu–Alma College Major: Biochemistry

Darbi Haley

Megan Hamberg

Emmalie Harris

Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma Major: Community and Public Health

Theta Iota–Western Kentucky University Major: Strategic Marketing and Economics

Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University Major: English

Samantha Hernandez

Jennifer Kaser

Katherine King

Kendra Latta

Kappa Gamma–Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Doctorate: Political Science

Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University Master: Educational Leadership

Alpha Eta–Dalhousie University Major: Marine Biology

Epsilon Upsilon–Tarleton State University Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine

McKenzie MacDonald

Kerry Mallett

Stephanie McMillan

Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Political Science and Economics

Zeta Beta–Lehigh University Master: Education

Lily Loucks Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Anthropology and Agribusiness

Margaret Michel Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Major: Business Administration

Lindsey Pouncey Gamma Sigma–Troy University Major: Human Services

Rho–Iowa State University Major: Agriculture and Life Sciences Education; Global Resource Systems Rho Centennial Celebration Scholarship

Ellen Miller

Abby Moskowitz

Amber Peasley

Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Major: Movement Science

Delta Xi–Arizona State University Doctorate: Medicine

Kappa Epsilon–Texas State University Major: Nutrition Kappa Epsilon Celebration Scholarship

Megan Powlen

Sneha Pradhan

Theta Omega–University of South Carolina Major: Nursing

Kappa Epsilon–Texas State University Major: Psychology and Communications Studies Kappa Epsilon Celebration Scholarship


Lindsy Pyette Delta Xi–Arizona State University Major: Sports and Media Business

Ashley Raby

Gamma Omega–University of Alabama at Birmingham Major: Pre-Occupational Therapy

Madison Richard

ShyAnn Robison

Olivia Rycroft

Epsilon Nu–University of Central Oklahoma Major: Political Science

Epsilon Mu–Fort Hays State University Major: Early Childhood Education

Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: Physics and Mathematics

Chloe Secor

Brooke Severe

Abigail Skinner

Paige Smiles

Zeta Nu–Alma College Master: Higher Education Administration

Zeta Pi–Saint Joseph’s University Master: Public Health

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Marketing and Public Relations

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master: Speech Pathology

Courtney Smith

Emily Snyder

Gamma Sigma–Troy University Major: Nursing

Theta Tau–Belmont University Major: Business Management

Emily Taing

Delta Epsilon–University of California-Los Angeles Major: International Development and Asian American Studies

Natasha VanDerLinden

Baylor White

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Major: Healthcare Administration and Pre-Physical Therapy

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Accounting

Nikki Tecco Alpha Lambda–The Ohio State University Major: International Relations and Mandarin Chinese

Make a gift today! As the cost of education continues to rise, the need for scholarships increases. To continue to meet this growing need, the Foundation appreciates donations to our Annual Fund to provide General Scholarships, as well as fund leadership grants, provide assistance to sisters with emergency need and much more. Please help us provide this needed support by making a gift today! 44

Endowment Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generous support of our many loyal members, chapters, clubs, family and friends, endowed funds provide educational support to our members for generations to come. The following 112 women are recipients of scholarships provided through the Foundation’s Endowment Fund Program. If you would like to know more about endowing a scholarship fund, please contact Julie Waitman, Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Executive Director, at  or 317.663.4242.

Kelsie Abolt

Samantha Aluia

Morgan Anderson

Brittany Andrews

Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Exercise Physiology Sports Nutrition Theta Sigma Upsilon Scholarship

Zeta Omicron–Kettering University Major: Chemical Engineering Zeta Omicron Scholarship

Alpha–Syracuse University Master: Counseling Psychology

Gamma Beta–Florida State University Major: Nursing Martha Cowart Means Scholarship

Tiffany Austin

Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Major: Social Work Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship

Pauline Schandelmeir Scholarship for Alpha Chapter

Danielle Bain

Caroline Berry

Breinn Bertrand

Zeta Alpha–Eastern Michigan University Master: Higher Education in Student Affairs Graf Memorial Scholarship

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Organizational Leadership Betty Duffel Scholarship

Iota–University of Washington Doctorate: General Dentistry Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship

Aleah Biertzer

Karlie Blain

Katie Blankenship

Kerry Pounds Blankenship

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

Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Biology and Pre-Optometry Gamma Xi Scholarship

Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Master: Occupational Therapy Dee Ann Elliot Woodall Scholarship

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Doctorate: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Allie Bohnstengel

Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Master: Health Communication Charlotte Kickhaefer Davis Scholarship

Michelle Bretl

Lauren Brunetti

Iota–University of Washington Master: Communication Sciences and Disorders Sandy McMurray Novak Scholarship

Beta Delta–Indiana University Master: Social Work Mildred Martin Scholarship


Kelsey Burton

Theta Upsilon–Georgetown College Doctorate: Business Management Foundation General Endowment Scholarship

Mariah Bush

Theta Lambda–University of West Florida Major: Exercise Science Judy Tice Scholarship

Laurel Chamberlin

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Computer Science and Communication Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Cole

Gamma Alpha–University of Georgia Major: Public Relations Tricia Barber Scholarship

Amber Vonville Dills

Zeta–Ohio University Master: Nursing Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Ellis

Theta Tau–Belmont University Master: Journalism Sarah Geraldine and Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship

Abigail Carson

Leah Casarano

Delta Eta–San Diego State University Major: Marketing Jess Agee Temple and Helen Pasas Todd Memorial Scholarship

Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: Elementary Education Alpha Omicron-Glauner Scholarship

Alexandria Cheek

Leah Cohen

Gamma Tau–University of West Georgia Major: Speech Pathology Michelle Flake Morgan Scholarship

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Mechanical Engineering Gamma Phi Memorial Scholarship

Danielle Cowan

Lindsay Crafton

Delta Omicron–University of Nevada-Las Vegas Major: Elementary Education Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship

Gamma Xi–Murray State University Major: Communication Disorders Gamma Xi Scholarship

Peyton DiPaolo

Despina Douglas

Tau–University of Toronto Master: Political Science and English Lorna Wilson Brigden Tau Scholarship

Zeta–Ohio University Major: Early Childhood Education Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

Miranda Engelman

Alexandra Fearn

Gamma Eta–High Point University Major: Communications Elizabeth Connely Lee Scholarship

Zeta Eta–Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Major: Mechanical Engineering Jessie Fortier Memorial Scholarship


Justine Ceradoy

Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Master: Celluar and Molecular Biomedical Science Elsie M. Jackson Scholarship

Caitlyn Cole

Delta Theta–University of Idaho Major: Accounting Linda A. Werner Scholarship

Elaina DePetro

Alpha Omicron–West Virginia Wesleyan College Major: Graphic Design Sir Harry Polche Scholarship

Dakota Dudash

Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University Major: Environmental Safety Management Connie Yates Brown Scholarship

Cassandra Felder

Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: English Literature Barbara Drummond Throne Scholarship

Natalie Fowler

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Major: Elementary Education Hillary FitzHugh Scholarship

Bailey Grubish

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

Hannah Hempe

Delta–University of Minnesota Master: History Faith Sherman Goldberg Scholarship

Mackenzie Jones

Epsilon Omega–Truman State University Master: Public Health Foundation General Endowment Scholarship

Brittney Kirk

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: Nursing Harriet Fox Grant Scholarship

Katie Gaubert

Anna Gleichman

Epsilon–University of Kentucky Major: Integrated Strategic Communications Charles J. and Helen Desha Petrie Scholarship

Delta Beta–Washington State University Major: Psychology and Human Development Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship

Lauren Hall

Elyse Harris

Delta Iota–California State University-Chico Master: Communication Science and Disorders Omicron II Scholarship

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Agriculture and Consumer Economics Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship

Margaret Hensley

Abigail Hill

Beta Delta–Indiana University Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Master: Marriage and Family Therapy Major: Physiology Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Club Scholarship Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship

Danielle Kanosky

Beta Xi–Purdue University Doctorate: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Kari Kelly

Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Major: Elementary Education Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship

Amanda Kuhn

Courtney Lauer

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Doctorate: Pharmacy and MBA Beta Beta Scholarship

Delta Beta–Washington State University Major: Biology Pierson Family Delta Beta Scholarship


Megan Good

Theta Tau–Belmont University Major: Communication Studies Harriett Olsen Nagel Scholarship

Gianna Heelan

Rho–Iowa State University Major: Elementary Education DuPage Area Alumnae Club Scholarship

Kaycee Howell

Delta Beta–Washington State University Doctorate: Physical Therapy Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship

Emilee Kesler

Theta Delta–University of North Georgia Master: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Caitlin Lawler

Delta Xi–Arizona State University Major: Elementary Education Delta Xi Scholarship

Carnie Lewis

Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Master: Occupational Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Caroline Lucas

Delta Tau–Chapman University Master: Natural Resources and Environment; MBA Helen Mae Clarahan Spiese Scholarship

Kendall Mayhew

Beta Xi–Purdue University Major: Elementary Education Beta Xi Scholarship

Molly McVey

Epsilon Kappa–Pittsburg State University Master: Museum Studies Fred and Marie Monk Samp Scholarship

Haley Moser

Iota–University of Washington Master: Speech Language Pathology Iota Scholarship

Emily Lind

Halle Lorkis

Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Master: Social Work Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship

Allison Maloney

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Master: Tropical Medicine Luanne Rhodes Scholarship

Delta Iota–California State University-Chico Master: Occupational Therapy Merlon King Fanno Memorial Scholarship

Clara Manahan

Iota–University of Washington Major: Communications, Law, Societies and Justice Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship

Megan McArthur

Logan McCabe

Iota–University of Washington Doctorate: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Marketing Barbara Drummond Thorne Scholarship

Alessandra Mejia

Bethaney Miller

Zeta Delta–Towson University Major: Theater Jane A. Graf Scholarship

Zeta–Ohio University Major: Social Work and Spanish Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

Brianna Murphy

Kalee Nielsen

Delta Iota–California State University-Chico Major: Civil Engineering Omicron Scholarship

Zeta–Ohio University Major: Special Education Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship


Mary Lovelace

Psi–University of Alabama Major: Communicative Disorders Margaret Shirley Koster Scholarship

Paula Martins

Tau–University of Toronto Master: Clinical Nursing Elaine Barrick Bess Scholarship

Layne McKinley

Omega–University of Akron Major: Management Carol Ann Gordon Scholarship

Katherine Miller

Delta Epsilon–University of California-Los Angeles Major: Comparative Literature John and Betty Yeoman Briffet Scholarship

Sierra Noble

Theta Psi–Austin Peay State University Major: English Education Marilynn Joan Yocum Roy Memorial Scholarship

Kaitlyn Notto

Nu Beta–University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Major: Nursing Suzanne Carmack Spicer Nu Beta Celebration Scholarship

Hailey Orgeron

Delta Sigma–University of Hawaii at Manoa Major: Marketing Delta Sigma Hawaii Scholarship

Laura Sellers Perdue

Gamma Delta–Auburn University Major: Public Relations and Communication LaVerne Taylor Flanagan Scholarship

Jennifer Reid

Beta Iota–Eastern Illinois University Major: Elementary Education Jane Peters Dawson Scholarship

Clare Romano

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

Shea Okamoto

Hailey Olds

Delta Omicron–University of Nevada-Las Vegas Major: Health Care Administration Diane Raffel Collins Scholarship

Alpha Beta–University of Michigan Doctorate: Medicine Alpha Beta Past Grand Council Members Scholarship

Taryn Osborne

Cassandra Patterson

Zeta–Ohio University Major: Political Science Barbara Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

Anh-Nhi Pham

Iota–University of Washington Major: Political Science and Communications Adelaine Cheney McMurray Scholarship

Caitlin O’Malley

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

Natalie Pellin

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Doctorate: Law Rosalie Chuma Polche Scholarship

Delta–University of Minnesota Major: Finance, Marketing and Leadership Delta Memorial Scholarship

Stephanie Poget

Kathryn Rector

Nu Beta–University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Epsilon Psi–University of Texas at Dallas Major: Accounting Major: Accounting Catherine Matthews Nu Beta Celebration Scholarship Barbara Feurer Freise Dallas Alumnae Scholarship

Katherine Richardson

Danielle Roberts

Gamma Phi–Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Biomedical Engineering Frances Funderburk Scholarship

Gamma Upsilon–University of Montevallo Major: Finance and Marketing Calvin and Marian Newell Memorial Scholarship

Alexandra Santoro

Theta Mu–University of North Carolina-Wilmington Major: Theatre and Broadcast Journalism Sarah Geraldine and Rufus Preston Payne Scholarship


Samantha Sharkoff

Delta Alpha–University of Southern California Major: Economics and Mathematics; English William Jr. and Minerva Ritchie Penning Scholarship

Ann Roe

Epsilon Beta–University of Kansas Major: Elementary Education Epsilon Beta Educational Scholarship

Allison Shaw

Theta Omega–University of South Carolina Doctorate: Medicine Jenae Marie Johnson Scholarship

Jessica Sievers

Gamma Beta–Florida State University Doctorate: Podiatric Medicine Lucy Cushman Collins Scholarship

Sarah Stipp

Beta Eta–Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Major: Sport Administration Cindy Devereaux Memorial Scholarship

Jamison Ulrich

Beta Alpha–Nebraska Wesleyan University Major: Communications and Social Work Jean Lehl Koziara Scholarship

Rachael Wille

Beta Omicron–Illinois State University Major: Financial Accounting and Finance Beta Omicron Scholarship

Brittany Skibowski

Molly Slothower

Beta Delta–Indiana University Doctorate: Law Foundation General Endowment Scholarship

Delta Beta–Washington State University Major: Elementary Education Carol Frost Smawley Scholarship

Elizabeth Swett

Samantha Tartaglia

Lambda Gamma–Villanova University Major: Communication Graf Memorial Scholarship

Beta Epsilon–Carroll University Doctorate: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship

Sonya Walsten

Jonna White

Sigma–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Animal Sciences Barbara Feurer Freise Memorial Scholarship

Gamma Zeta–University of Memphis Major: English and History Dawn Cleek Memorial Scholarship

Jennifer Wilt

Sallie Yakowicz

Upsilon–University of Oklahoma Doctorate: Law Rosalie Chuma Polche Scholarship

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Major: Dietetics G. Robert Grant Scholarship


Laren Spor

Delta Upsilon–University of California-Los Angeles Major: Human Biology and Society Southern California Alumnae Scholarship

Rebecca Tessarolo

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

Shannon Wiese

Iota–University of Washington Master: Occupational Therapy Patricia Houck Holvick Scholarship

Jenny Zetocha

Beta Beta–North Dakota State University Doctorate: Physical Therapy Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship





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