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ANCHOR

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OF ALPHA SIGMA TAU Vol. 92 No. 1 Spring 2019

Sisters Who Got What They Came For when they joined Alpha Sigma Tau!

Future Fortune 500 Executive looked to develop leadership skills through experiences

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Sisters Joined For Lifelong Friendships now their children are growing up together!

Lynne Zaledonis, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, Salesforce

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All American Girls Professional Baseball League bat girl sought community of women before Title IX

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRESIDENT'S NOTE

In This Issue:

Dear Sisters,

In Every Issue:

11 Jumping into the Deep End

02

Greetings from the National President

03

Fortune 500 executive Lynne

Then, Now, Next

Zaledonis, Psi, found her home and

04

Sorority News

07

Women’s Wellness Initiative

09

National Service Partner Feature

21

Beyond the Badge

22

Sharing our Sisterhood

23

Foundation Impact

25

Foundation Recognition

31

On Campus

35

Alumnae Connections

41

Eternal Chapter

45

Anchoring Thoughts

began to develop her leadership skills through her Alpha Sigma Tau experience at James Madison University.

15 Lifelong Friendships Through Sisterhood Sisters share their unique experiences of lifelong friendship, including growing their families together—reuniting annually for 20 years and counting, and discovering a long-lost friend is now your Sister.

17 A Lifetime of Empowering Women From supporting her teammates as bat girl of a women’s baseball team to making history in Minnesota athletics, Coralyn “Corky” Carl

In the recent months, I have had the opportunity to witness several inspiring sisterhood moments that make me proud to be a member of our extraordinary Sisterhood. Across the country and through our digital platforms, Sisters are showing their commitment to the future of our organization through their hard work and dedication. Here are just a few of my favorite moments from the past fall:

President’s Note

The Anchor: looking back and ahead

Maximizing the impact Alpha Sigma Tau has on the lives of women.

Sorority news and updates Sisters empowering women

Supporting our National Service Partner Many chapters, including Alpha Gamma at Henderson State University (pictured here), maximized our Sisterhood by exceeding quota during structured recruitment.

Meet a Sister

Moments of spreading the AΣT experience The impact of your generosity Recognizing Sisters' contributions Collegians in action Alumnae gatherings and happenings

When women come together, great things happen.

In loving memory of our Sisters

The National Council conducted our in-person meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, last November. During that meeting, the National Council dedicated an entire afternoon in service to the Dress for Success (DFS) affiliate in Kansas City. While I have volunteered with DFS affiliates in the past, I continue to be inspired by the vital mission of the organization and the tremendous impact the work has on women in the local community. When you walk into a DFS affiliate, you see the impact of the work through the client stories shared by staff, through the inspiring pictures hanging on the walls of the office, and through the smiles on the faces of clients as they look at themselves in their new suit. The scope of the support and resources DFS provides women is an inspiration to me. They are empowering women to become self-sufficient, confident, contributing women to society. How can you not be inspired by this work?

Letter from the Editor

women for a lifetime.

The Anchor is the official magazine of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and is published semiannually by the Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority, 3334 Founders Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.

THE ANCHOR STAFF

National President: Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu

Editor: Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta

National Vice Presidents Amanda Michele Davis, Delta Upsilon Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi Jenni Kemmery, Delta Cassidy Nulty, Alpha Psi Katherine Onyshko, Delta Phi

Associate Editor: Tara Walker Gross, Zeta Tau

Chief Executive Officer James R. Paponetti

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Designer: Elizabeth Dawson, Phi Alumnae Editor: Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta Collegiate Editors: Shanee Frazier Eweka, Gamma Rho; Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon; Kelli Purcell O’Brien, Delta Eta Staff Writers: Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon; Ashley Hoogstraten Burk, Beta Pi; Cassie Cristea, Gamma Theta; Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu; Cassie Helmer, Alpha

Sisters showed up to Stand Up. Last year, Harvard University introduced policies that punish students who join off-campus, single-sex social organizations, like sororities and fraternities. If we, as members of single-sex Greek organizations, allow Harvard University to set the precedent for other colleges and universities across the country, then we are potentially denying future women the right to freely associate. When we announced our support of a lawsuit against Harvard University, Sisters from across the world demonstrated their understanding of the severity of the situation and stood up in support. By signing and promoting the petition and sharing personal stories of the importance of a singlesex organization like Alpha Sigma Tau, our Sisters showed up to Stand Up. It is times like these when our need to come together as an organization and as fraternal members is essential. I am proud of the support I witnessed from our Sisters.

shares her story of empowering

NATIONAL COUNCIL

When we share the privilege of being an Alpha Sigma Tau with as many deserving women as possible, the impact of our Sisterhood strengthens. Over the past few months, I have watched our collegiate chapters create and embrace a healthy culture of membership growth within their groups. As our members embrace this healthy culture, they are displaying a dissatisfaction for the status quo and striving for excellence when growing our Sisterhood. Challenges are present in all aspects of life, including recruitment, but our chapters have shown fidelity to the purpose and relevance of Alpha Sigma Tau. One invitation to a young woman for membership in Alpha Sigma Tau has the power to change her entire life trajectory. Continue to empower the lives of women!

I share these moments with you so you may delight with me in our extraordinary Sisterhood and its strong women members. My hope is you will find yourself reflecting on how saying yes to Alpha Sigma Tau changed your life for the better and provided you with opportunities to enrich the lives of those around you. Our work will never be done, but let's take a moment to be proud of who we are and where we are going. Let's keep Defining Excellence together.

CONTACT THE ANCHOR: Do you have a question, response, story idea, or update for The Anchor? We want to hear it! Email us at anchor@alphasigmatau.org

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION: Visit: alphasigmatau.org/updatemyinfo Email: headquarters@alphasigmatau.org Call: 317-613-7575 or send a note to the mailing address above

POSTMASTER:

Together CEO Jim Paponetti, National Foundation President Kris Haskin, and National Vice President Dr. Theresa Gallo (top-left to right) and Director of Development Emily Hamsher Kindred and National Vice President Kathrine Onyshko (bottom-left to right) volunteer at Dress for Success Kansas City.

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Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu (Cumberland University) National President 2


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRESIDENT'S NOTE

In This Issue:

Dear Sisters,

In Every Issue:

11 Jumping into the Deep End

02

Greetings from the National President

03

Fortune 500 executive Lynne

Then, Now, Next

Zaledonis, Psi, found her home and

04

Sorority News

07

Women’s Wellness Initiative

09

National Service Partner Feature

21

Beyond the Badge

22

Sharing our Sisterhood

23

Foundation Impact

25

Foundation Recognition

31

On Campus

35

Alumnae Connections

41

Eternal Chapter

45

Anchoring Thoughts

began to develop her leadership skills through her Alpha Sigma Tau experience at James Madison University.

15 Lifelong Friendships Through Sisterhood Sisters share their unique experiences of lifelong friendship, including growing their families together—reuniting annually for 20 years and counting, and discovering a long-lost friend is now your Sister.

17 A Lifetime of Empowering Women From supporting her teammates as bat girl of a women’s baseball team to making history in Minnesota athletics, Coralyn “Corky” Carl

In the recent months, I have had the opportunity to witness several inspiring sisterhood moments that make me proud to be a member of our extraordinary Sisterhood. Across the country and through our digital platforms, Sisters are showing their commitment to the future of our organization through their hard work and dedication. Here are just a few of my favorite moments from the past fall:

President’s Note

The Anchor: looking back and ahead

Maximizing the impact Alpha Sigma Tau has on the lives of women.

Sorority news and updates Sisters empowering women

Supporting our National Service Partner Many chapters, including Alpha Gamma at Henderson State University (pictured here), maximized our Sisterhood by exceeding quota during structured recruitment.

Meet a Sister

Moments of spreading the AΣT experience The impact of your generosity Recognizing Sisters' contributions Collegians in action Alumnae gatherings and happenings

When women come together, great things happen.

In loving memory of our Sisters

The National Council conducted our in-person meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, last November. During that meeting, the National Council dedicated an entire afternoon in service to the Dress for Success (DFS) affiliate in Kansas City. While I have volunteered with DFS affiliates in the past, I continue to be inspired by the vital mission of the organization and the tremendous impact the work has on women in the local community. When you walk into a DFS affiliate, you see the impact of the work through the client stories shared by staff, through the inspiring pictures hanging on the walls of the office, and through the smiles on the faces of clients as they look at themselves in their new suit. The scope of the support and resources DFS provides women is an inspiration to me. They are empowering women to become self-sufficient, confident, contributing women to society. How can you not be inspired by this work?

Letter from the Editor

women for a lifetime.

The Anchor is the official magazine of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and is published semiannually by the Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority, 3334 Founders Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.

THE ANCHOR STAFF

National President: Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu

Editor: Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta

National Vice Presidents Amanda Michele Davis, Delta Upsilon Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi Jenni Kemmery, Delta Cassidy Nulty, Alpha Psi Katherine Onyshko, Delta Phi

Associate Editor: Tara Walker Gross, Zeta Tau

Chief Executive Officer James R. Paponetti

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Designer: Elizabeth Dawson, Phi Alumnae Editor: Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta Collegiate Editors: Shanee Frazier Eweka, Gamma Rho; Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon; Kelli Purcell O’Brien, Delta Eta Staff Writers: Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon; Ashley Hoogstraten Burk, Beta Pi; Cassie Cristea, Gamma Theta; Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu; Cassie Helmer, Alpha

Sisters showed up to Stand Up. Last year, Harvard University introduced policies that punish students who join off-campus, single-sex social organizations, like sororities and fraternities. If we, as members of single-sex Greek organizations, allow Harvard University to set the precedent for other colleges and universities across the country, then we are potentially denying future women the right to freely associate. When we announced our support of a lawsuit against Harvard University, Sisters from across the world demonstrated their understanding of the severity of the situation and stood up in support. By signing and promoting the petition and sharing personal stories of the importance of a singlesex organization like Alpha Sigma Tau, our Sisters showed up to Stand Up. It is times like these when our need to come together as an organization and as fraternal members is essential. I am proud of the support I witnessed from our Sisters.

shares her story of empowering

NATIONAL COUNCIL

When we share the privilege of being an Alpha Sigma Tau with as many deserving women as possible, the impact of our Sisterhood strengthens. Over the past few months, I have watched our collegiate chapters create and embrace a healthy culture of membership growth within their groups. As our members embrace this healthy culture, they are displaying a dissatisfaction for the status quo and striving for excellence when growing our Sisterhood. Challenges are present in all aspects of life, including recruitment, but our chapters have shown fidelity to the purpose and relevance of Alpha Sigma Tau. One invitation to a young woman for membership in Alpha Sigma Tau has the power to change her entire life trajectory. Continue to empower the lives of women!

I share these moments with you so you may delight with me in our extraordinary Sisterhood and its strong women members. My hope is you will find yourself reflecting on how saying yes to Alpha Sigma Tau changed your life for the better and provided you with opportunities to enrich the lives of those around you. Our work will never be done, but let's take a moment to be proud of who we are and where we are going. Let's keep Defining Excellence together.

CONTACT THE ANCHOR: Do you have a question, response, story idea, or update for The Anchor? We want to hear it! Email us at anchor@alphasigmatau.org

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION: Visit: alphasigmatau.org/updatemyinfo Email: headquarters@alphasigmatau.org Call: 317-613-7575 or send a note to the mailing address above

POSTMASTER:

Together CEO Jim Paponetti, National Foundation President Kris Haskin, and National Vice President Dr. Theresa Gallo (top-left to right) and Director of Development Emily Hamsher Kindred and National Vice President Kathrine Onyshko (bottom-left to right) volunteer at Dress for Success Kansas City.

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THEN, NOW, NEXT

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NPC Member Organizations ‘Stand Up to Harvard'

Flipping Back:

to Spring 1969

By: National Panhellenic Conference

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On December 3, 2018, a group of sororities, fraternities, and students filed a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions policy that punishes students who join offcampus, single-sex* social organizations. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), and the Cambridge Coalition support the filing of these lawsuits as well as the public relations efforts to “Stand Up to Harvard.”

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Finding Your Financial Voice

“Sororities were founded around the idea of women supporting other women,” said Carole J. Jones (Alpha Omicron Pi), NPC chairman. “And the NPC members who are party to these suits specifically opened their doors to female students at Harvard with the goal of providing support in an environment that hasn’t always been friendly to women.”

Last Issue: Our Fall 2018 issue focused on women and money, and the unique challenges that women face when it comes to their financial lives. What did you think? We’d love to hear your feedback! Contact us at anchor@alphasigmatau.org.

Your Thoughts: “Congratulations on yet another fabulous issue of The Anchor. The subject is near and dear to my heart—financial education. It was very encouraging to learn that we have younger members in the financial services sector who shared their expertise with the readers.”

Fifty years ago, our Sisterhood said goodbye our final living Founder, Harriet Marx Pfeiffer. Read more about Harriet’s story and find all issues of The Anchor online at alphasigmatau.org/anchor.

- Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma (email)

With these sanctions, Harvard is interfering with students’ rights protected by the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Title IX. “It’s a dangerous precedent by one of America’s bellwether higher education institutions,” said Jones.

NOW

NEXT

This Issue:

Coming Up!

The motivation to join Alpha Sigma Tau is unique to each woman who becomes a member. Some are looking for an outlet to give back to the community, while others are looking for ways to grow as a leader. Many are transplants trying to find a home-away-from-home, and still more are locals trying to refine a new identity. This issue features women who got what they came for when they joined our extraordinary Sisterhood. What were you looking for when you joined Alpha Sigma Tau? Did we deliver?

We're preparing for our upcoming issue of The Anchor.

On The Cover: After struggling to find a college experience where she felt she could make her mark, Lynne Zaledonis, Psi, finally discovered her home and her voice when she joined Alpha Sigma Tau at James Madison University. On the cover, Lynne, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Salesforce, speaks to a crowded room of industry peers while demonstrating the confidence and leadership skills she began to develop in college. 3

However, starting fall 2018, Harvard’s sanctions policy prevents members of single-sex organizations, such as sororities, fraternities, or all-women’s or all-men’s final clubs, from holding leadership roles in Harvard organizations and athletic teams, or obtaining post-graduate fellowships and scholarships influenced or controlled by Harvard.

Do you have a story to share or recommend?

About The Lawsuits: In the federal lawsuit, a broad coalition of students and women’s and men’s organizations impacted by Harvard’s sanctions assert that through the sanctions policy, the president and fellows of Harvard

What are you hoping to see in the next issue?

College have interfered with students' right to be free of sex discrimination, as guaranteed by Title IX and the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs in the federal case are Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Massachusetts Gamma chapter and three current Harvard students who are members of men’s organizations. The students are included as John Doe plaintiffs out of fear of retaliation from the university. In the suit filed in Massachusetts court, Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi-Iota Tau chapter, and Delta Gamma Fraternity Management Corporation assert Harvard has interfered with student’s rights to free association and equal treatment based on sex, both of which are protected by the Massachusetts Constitution. Alleging violations of the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act, the suit seeks to bring a stop to Harvard’s sanctions by calling for an injunction, prohibiting the University from continuing to unlawfully punish students. The state case also contains a tort claim in which Delta Gamma Fraternity Management Corporation is seeking damages related to a chapter facility that remains vacant due to the closure of the Zeta Phi chapter of Delta Gamma. The Sanctions Devastate Sorority Life at Harvard: The impact on women’s organizations has been particularly destructive. Prior to the sanctions being carried out, one in four Harvard undergraduates belonged to a single-sex social organization. Now, nearly all of the sororities and women’s final clubs open to Harvard women have closed or renounced their status as women’s social organizations.

“Though Harvard touts their policy as a way to provide a safer environment for women, it has only caused the elimination of spaces where many women felt safest,” said Jones. “Sadly, we have now reached a place where a lawsuit is required to compel Harvard to stop intimidating women who choose to gather with other women for friendship and support. “By seeking an end to the sanctions, we are not asking Harvard to become a ‘Greek school’ or put resources toward fraternity/ sorority life on campus,” said Jones. “This is about respecting the Constitutional rights of students and not punishing or intimidating them based on their associations with off-campus, private organizations.” Jones added that the efforts to Stand Up to Harvard have broad support from all 26 NPC member organizations, noting every organization shared the Stand Up to Harvard campaign with their members within 48 hours of the announcement of the lawsuits. Jones concluded: “NPC will continue to work with the plaintiffs and other NPC member organizations to push back against this unjust policy for the sake of the women at Harvard and as part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for and preserve the sorority experience for women everywhere.” UPDATE: As of February 2019, Harvard filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing the sanctions policy does not contribute to sex-based discrimination “because the challenged policy treats men and women equally.”

Join Sisters and Stand Up to Harvard

Let us know by tagging us on social media, or emailing anchor@alphasigmatau.org

• Visit standuptoharvard.org for information to sign the petition. • Follow #standuptoharvard on social media for updates. • Email questions to npcstanduptoharvard@npcwomen.org.

* The term “single-sex” is used throughout the Stand Up to Harvard website and related documents in reference to NPC member organizations that are women’s only. Although each NPC member organization defines "woman" differently, "single-sex" is used in these materials because Title IX uses the term "sex" and these lawsuits use Title IX as a basis for the legal claims.

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THEN, NOW, NEXT

SORORITY NEWS

THEN

ANCH

THE

NPC Member Organizations ‘Stand Up to Harvard'

Flipping Back:

to Spring 1969

By: National Panhellenic Conference

R

On December 3, 2018, a group of sororities, fraternities, and students filed a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions policy that punishes students who join offcampus, single-sex* social organizations. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), and the Cambridge Coalition support the filing of these lawsuits as well as the public relations efforts to “Stand Up to Harvard.”

OF ALPHA SIGMA TAU Vol. 91 No. 3 Fall 2018

Women And Money:

Finding Your Financial Voice

“Sororities were founded around the idea of women supporting other women,” said Carole J. Jones (Alpha Omicron Pi), NPC chairman. “And the NPC members who are party to these suits specifically opened their doors to female students at Harvard with the goal of providing support in an environment that hasn’t always been friendly to women.”

Last Issue: Our Fall 2018 issue focused on women and money, and the unique challenges that women face when it comes to their financial lives. What did you think? We’d love to hear your feedback! Contact us at anchor@alphasigmatau.org.

Your Thoughts: “Congratulations on yet another fabulous issue of The Anchor. The subject is near and dear to my heart—financial education. It was very encouraging to learn that we have younger members in the financial services sector who shared their expertise with the readers.”

Fifty years ago, our Sisterhood said goodbye our final living Founder, Harriet Marx Pfeiffer. Read more about Harriet’s story and find all issues of The Anchor online at alphasigmatau.org/anchor.

- Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma (email)

With these sanctions, Harvard is interfering with students’ rights protected by the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Title IX. “It’s a dangerous precedent by one of America’s bellwether higher education institutions,” said Jones.

NOW

NEXT

This Issue:

Coming Up!

The motivation to join Alpha Sigma Tau is unique to each woman who becomes a member. Some are looking for an outlet to give back to the community, while others are looking for ways to grow as a leader. Many are transplants trying to find a home-away-from-home, and still more are locals trying to refine a new identity. This issue features women who got what they came for when they joined our extraordinary Sisterhood. What were you looking for when you joined Alpha Sigma Tau? Did we deliver?

We're preparing for our upcoming issue of The Anchor.

On The Cover: After struggling to find a college experience where she felt she could make her mark, Lynne Zaledonis, Psi, finally discovered her home and her voice when she joined Alpha Sigma Tau at James Madison University. On the cover, Lynne, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Salesforce, speaks to a crowded room of industry peers while demonstrating the confidence and leadership skills she began to develop in college. 3

However, starting fall 2018, Harvard’s sanctions policy prevents members of single-sex organizations, such as sororities, fraternities, or all-women’s or all-men’s final clubs, from holding leadership roles in Harvard organizations and athletic teams, or obtaining post-graduate fellowships and scholarships influenced or controlled by Harvard.

Do you have a story to share or recommend?

About The Lawsuits: In the federal lawsuit, a broad coalition of students and women’s and men’s organizations impacted by Harvard’s sanctions assert that through the sanctions policy, the president and fellows of Harvard

What are you hoping to see in the next issue?

College have interfered with students' right to be free of sex discrimination, as guaranteed by Title IX and the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs in the federal case are Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Massachusetts Gamma chapter and three current Harvard students who are members of men’s organizations. The students are included as John Doe plaintiffs out of fear of retaliation from the university. In the suit filed in Massachusetts court, Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi-Iota Tau chapter, and Delta Gamma Fraternity Management Corporation assert Harvard has interfered with student’s rights to free association and equal treatment based on sex, both of which are protected by the Massachusetts Constitution. Alleging violations of the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act, the suit seeks to bring a stop to Harvard’s sanctions by calling for an injunction, prohibiting the University from continuing to unlawfully punish students. The state case also contains a tort claim in which Delta Gamma Fraternity Management Corporation is seeking damages related to a chapter facility that remains vacant due to the closure of the Zeta Phi chapter of Delta Gamma. The Sanctions Devastate Sorority Life at Harvard: The impact on women’s organizations has been particularly destructive. Prior to the sanctions being carried out, one in four Harvard undergraduates belonged to a single-sex social organization. Now, nearly all of the sororities and women’s final clubs open to Harvard women have closed or renounced their status as women’s social organizations.

“Though Harvard touts their policy as a way to provide a safer environment for women, it has only caused the elimination of spaces where many women felt safest,” said Jones. “Sadly, we have now reached a place where a lawsuit is required to compel Harvard to stop intimidating women who choose to gather with other women for friendship and support. “By seeking an end to the sanctions, we are not asking Harvard to become a ‘Greek school’ or put resources toward fraternity/ sorority life on campus,” said Jones. “This is about respecting the Constitutional rights of students and not punishing or intimidating them based on their associations with off-campus, private organizations.” Jones added that the efforts to Stand Up to Harvard have broad support from all 26 NPC member organizations, noting every organization shared the Stand Up to Harvard campaign with their members within 48 hours of the announcement of the lawsuits. Jones concluded: “NPC will continue to work with the plaintiffs and other NPC member organizations to push back against this unjust policy for the sake of the women at Harvard and as part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for and preserve the sorority experience for women everywhere.” UPDATE: As of February 2019, Harvard filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing the sanctions policy does not contribute to sex-based discrimination “because the challenged policy treats men and women equally.”

Join Sisters and Stand Up to Harvard

Let us know by tagging us on social media, or emailing anchor@alphasigmatau.org

• Visit standuptoharvard.org for information to sign the petition. • Follow #standuptoharvard on social media for updates. • Email questions to npcstanduptoharvard@npcwomen.org.

* The term “single-sex” is used throughout the Stand Up to Harvard website and related documents in reference to NPC member organizations that are women’s only. Although each NPC member organization defines "woman" differently, "single-sex" is used in these materials because Title IX uses the term "sex" and these lawsuits use Title IX as a basis for the legal claims.

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Beta Mu Celebrates 40 Years at Salisbury University By: Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon In November 2018, the Beta Mu Chapter at Salisbury University in Maryland celebrated the 40th anniversary of their Installation. “I think that it's so important for us to celebrate our anniversaries and to hear firsthand from Gail Shockley Fowler [Past National President], Debi Flaig Meeks [Founding Member, Beta Mu] and Tammy Brummell Bresnahan [colonizing member, Beta Mu] on how the chapter was established,” said Adele Black, alumna and former Assistant Chapter Advisor of the Beta Mu Chapter. “Celebrating chapter anniversaries is extremely important. Not only does it give collegians and alumnae a reason to come together, but it also reminds us of the history and traditions that Alpha Sigma Tau was built on,” said Julia Mann, Chapter President of Beta Mu. The celebratory weekend festivities included a BBQ, a project of collecting 2500 pairs of new and gently used shoes to donate to impoverished countries, a slideshow of photos, the Candlelighting Service, and social gatherings. “I think what made our 40th anniversary weekend so special was that Sisters of all ages were brought together and were able to share stories from both past and present,” Julia noted. “It was so cool comparing composites from the 70's to ours, and hearing about all the different experiences Sisters had throughout various generations.” At the formal banquet, a roll call of all the member classes, from the Founding Members to the chapter’s Fall 2018 new

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November 4th Kicks Off Our 2019 Founders Day of Giving and 120th Year of Sisterhood Founders Day of Giving, one of our most beloved events, will

member class, was read, as well as an excerpt from The Anchor’s 1978 issue, the year Beta Mu was founded. Additionally, the chapter recognized some of their accomplishments of recent years and reflected on the past and present activities of the chapter. “It was powerful to be with Sisters from various generations,” Debi said. “I was just in awe the entire evening, feeling the energy, sisterhood, and love for Alpha Sigma Tau in that room,” Adele gushed. “The event drew to an end and being a part of the Candlelighting Service—seeing the circle grow from the founding Sisters to the newest members, decade by decade—was an awesome experience.”

soon return for its fourth year! Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters, friends, and family are invited to join us, beginning November 4th, for our annual day of giving! Join in the fun and take part in providing the next generation of women with the skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. More information about how you can volunteer as a Founders Day of Giving Ambassador and join the Facebook event will be coming soon. In the meantime, stay tuned at alphasigmatau.org/foundation.

Julia also remembered the evening fondly. “After dinner, the founding members honored me and the chapter with a gift of a gavel and flowers. The banquet was my favorite part of the celebration because we all enjoyed an evening of reminiscing and embracing the present.”

Chapters Maximize Philanthropic Giving with CrowdChange Alpha Sigma Tau collegiate chapters now have access to CrowdChange, a technology solution to assist with maximizing philanthropic fundraising efforts. CrowdChange is a digital crowdfunding platform where chapters can create fundraisers, share the opportunity to donate with long-distance supporters, and easily track and thank donors. “The way we give philanthropically has changed dramatically in recent years,” says Jim Paponetti, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. “CrowdChange helps our chapters adapt to this trend. With the rise of online crowdfunding platforms and mobile giving, expectations of both fundraising organizers and donors have changed. We want our collegiate chapters to maximize their philanthropic fundraising potential and to make it easy for those who want to support a cause to do so. When chapters use CrowdChange, they’re very likely to achieve both of those goals.” Research from CrowdChange shows that chapters who utilize the tool raise, on average, 236% more than what they raised the previous year for similar or identical events. One key reason for this increase is the ability to provide alumnae and family the opportunity to support the fundraiser from afar. “Alumnae are always seeking ways to support their collegiate chapter’s philanthropic efforts, and family members are looking to support their loved ones. With CrowdChange, it’s much easier,” says Jim. “We’re looking forward to witnessing our collegiate chapters make a larger impact on their local communities through the Women’s Wellness Initiative with the help of alumnae, family, and friends.” To browse active fundraisers, visit ast.crowdchange.co.

UPCOMING MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES Membership Milestones Congratulations to these Sisters who are celebrating milestones in their Alpha Sigma Tau membership in 2019! Initiates of 1944 celebrating 75 years Initiates of 1969 celebrating 50 years Initiates of 1994 celebrating 25 years Initiates of 2009 celebrating 10 years

Chapter Milestones Congratulations to these collegiate chapters that are celebrating a milestone anniversary of establishment in 2019!

75 Years Psi Chapter James Madison University *Celebrating Sept. 20-22, 2019 at JMU May 19, 1944

50 Years Alpha Tau Chapter Edinboro University of Pennsylvania March 2, 1969 Alpha Phi Chapter West Chester University of Pennsylvania March 29, 1969

25 Years Delta Epsilon Chapter Marist College November 12, 1994

Debi believes that celebrating a milestone is not just for Alpha Sigma Tau. She said, “It is for all of us regardless of affiliation,” as she reflected on fraternity and sorority life on campus. “Times have changed, but our values and traditions have not.”

10 Years Epsilon Eta Chapter University of the Incarnate Word April 25, 2009 Epsilon Iota Chapter New York Institute of Technology May 9, 2009

“Alpha Sigma Tau’s legacy at Salisbury University means carrying on all of the traditions our alumnae have created and carried on for us, and also paving our own path and making our mark on campus and in the community,” Julia remarked. “You make an impact on those around you and make connections and memories to last a lifetime.”

Epsilon Kappa Chapter Trine University September 26, 2009

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Beta Mu Celebrates 40 Years at Salisbury University By: Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon In November 2018, the Beta Mu Chapter at Salisbury University in Maryland celebrated the 40th anniversary of their Installation. “I think that it's so important for us to celebrate our anniversaries and to hear firsthand from Gail Shockley Fowler [Past National President], Debi Flaig Meeks [Founding Member, Beta Mu] and Tammy Brummell Bresnahan [colonizing member, Beta Mu] on how the chapter was established,” said Adele Black, alumna and former Assistant Chapter Advisor of the Beta Mu Chapter. “Celebrating chapter anniversaries is extremely important. Not only does it give collegians and alumnae a reason to come together, but it also reminds us of the history and traditions that Alpha Sigma Tau was built on,” said Julia Mann, Chapter President of Beta Mu. The celebratory weekend festivities included a BBQ, a project of collecting 2500 pairs of new and gently used shoes to donate to impoverished countries, a slideshow of photos, the Candlelighting Service, and social gatherings. “I think what made our 40th anniversary weekend so special was that Sisters of all ages were brought together and were able to share stories from both past and present,” Julia noted. “It was so cool comparing composites from the 70's to ours, and hearing about all the different experiences Sisters had throughout various generations.” At the formal banquet, a roll call of all the member classes, from the Founding Members to the chapter’s Fall 2018 new

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member class, was read, as well as an excerpt from The Anchor’s 1978 issue, the year Beta Mu was founded. Additionally, the chapter recognized some of their accomplishments of recent years and reflected on the past and present activities of the chapter. “It was powerful to be with Sisters from various generations,” Debi said. “I was just in awe the entire evening, feeling the energy, sisterhood, and love for Alpha Sigma Tau in that room,” Adele gushed. “The event drew to an end and being a part of the Candlelighting Service—seeing the circle grow from the founding Sisters to the newest members, decade by decade—was an awesome experience.”

soon return for its fourth year! Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters, friends, and family are invited to join us, beginning November 4th, for our annual day of giving! Join in the fun and take part in providing the next generation of women with the skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. More information about how you can volunteer as a Founders Day of Giving Ambassador and join the Facebook event will be coming soon. In the meantime, stay tuned at alphasigmatau.org/foundation.

Julia also remembered the evening fondly. “After dinner, the founding members honored me and the chapter with a gift of a gavel and flowers. The banquet was my favorite part of the celebration because we all enjoyed an evening of reminiscing and embracing the present.”

Chapters Maximize Philanthropic Giving with CrowdChange Alpha Sigma Tau collegiate chapters now have access to CrowdChange, a technology solution to assist with maximizing philanthropic fundraising efforts. CrowdChange is a digital crowdfunding platform where chapters can create fundraisers, share the opportunity to donate with long-distance supporters, and easily track and thank donors. “The way we give philanthropically has changed dramatically in recent years,” says Jim Paponetti, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. “CrowdChange helps our chapters adapt to this trend. With the rise of online crowdfunding platforms and mobile giving, expectations of both fundraising organizers and donors have changed. We want our collegiate chapters to maximize their philanthropic fundraising potential and to make it easy for those who want to support a cause to do so. When chapters use CrowdChange, they’re very likely to achieve both of those goals.” Research from CrowdChange shows that chapters who utilize the tool raise, on average, 236% more than what they raised the previous year for similar or identical events. One key reason for this increase is the ability to provide alumnae and family the opportunity to support the fundraiser from afar. “Alumnae are always seeking ways to support their collegiate chapter’s philanthropic efforts, and family members are looking to support their loved ones. With CrowdChange, it’s much easier,” says Jim. “We’re looking forward to witnessing our collegiate chapters make a larger impact on their local communities through the Women’s Wellness Initiative with the help of alumnae, family, and friends.” To browse active fundraisers, visit ast.crowdchange.co.

UPCOMING MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES Membership Milestones Congratulations to these Sisters who are celebrating milestones in their Alpha Sigma Tau membership in 2019! Initiates of 1944 celebrating 75 years Initiates of 1969 celebrating 50 years Initiates of 1994 celebrating 25 years Initiates of 2009 celebrating 10 years

Chapter Milestones Congratulations to these collegiate chapters that are celebrating a milestone anniversary of establishment in 2019!

75 Years Psi Chapter James Madison University *Celebrating Sept. 20-22, 2019 at JMU May 19, 1944

50 Years Alpha Tau Chapter Edinboro University of Pennsylvania March 2, 1969 Alpha Phi Chapter West Chester University of Pennsylvania March 29, 1969

25 Years Delta Epsilon Chapter Marist College November 12, 1994

Debi believes that celebrating a milestone is not just for Alpha Sigma Tau. She said, “It is for all of us regardless of affiliation,” as she reflected on fraternity and sorority life on campus. “Times have changed, but our values and traditions have not.”

10 Years Epsilon Eta Chapter University of the Incarnate Word April 25, 2009 Epsilon Iota Chapter New York Institute of Technology May 9, 2009

“Alpha Sigma Tau’s legacy at Salisbury University means carrying on all of the traditions our alumnae have created and carried on for us, and also paving our own path and making our mark on campus and in the community,” Julia remarked. “You make an impact on those around you and make connections and memories to last a lifetime.”

Epsilon Kappa Chapter Trine University September 26, 2009

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WOMEN'S WELLNESS INITIAITVE

IMPACTING WOMEN'S WELLNESS Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Philanthropy is the Women’s Wellness Initiative. The Initiative empowers Alpha Sigma Tau members to improve six dimensions of women’s wellness through service activities and projects. Through the Initiative, we have an established relationship with the national nonprofit Dress for Success, which members can engage to impact women’s wellness in their communities. We are also building similar relationships with other networked nonprofits committed to this purpose. The Women's Wellness Initiative is about women helping women, and we are proud to see so many Sisters uplifting women in their local communities through philanthropy and service.

Epsilon Pi Promotes Women's Wellness at Rhode Island College Used with permission: Six Dimensions of Wellness Model © 1976 Bill Hettler, MD © National Wellness Institute, Inc. NationalWellness.org 715-342-2969

Sisters Support Women Rock Pittsburgh After an inspiring Women’s Leadership Luncheon keynote address from Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, at Alpha Sigma Tau’s 42nd National Convention, National President Tiffany K. Street announced a sponsorship commitment from the Sorority to Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s upcoming signature fundraising event, Women Rock Pittsburgh. Four Alpha Sigma Tau members from the Beta Delta Chapter at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh attended the October 2018 event on behalf of the Sorority. Alumnae Jane Joseph, Briana Simko, and Leah Smith, along with the collegiate chapter’s Vice President of Community Relations Serena Morreale, joined hundreds of women from the local community to support Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s cause of empowering local women to achieve economic independence. This year’s Women Rock Pittsburgh was particularly important to Dress for Success Pittsburgh, as the money raised from this event directly supported the affiliate’s effort to purchase its first mobile suiting vehicle. Mobile events remove the barriers to assistance, like transportation and childcare, that many clients experience. “We are honored that our Sisterhood could support the establishment of a program that prioritizes accessibility,” Tiffany says. “That’s what this is all about.”

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It’s been a busy year for the Epsilon Pi Chapter at Rhode Island College. Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, inspired these Sisters at the 42nd National Convention in June 2018, and they wasted no time revising their philanthropy night recruitment strategy when they returned to the Ocean State. They immediately contacted the newly established Dress for Success Providence and got to work. Epsilon Pi Chapter President Madeleine “Maddie” LeBlanc says, “We wanted to make sure our philanthropy round shared who we are and what we’re about, and that’s women’s wellness.” Dress for Success Providence provided clarity on what types of products they needed, those being mainly hygiene and beauty items, the latter of which tend to boost a woman’s confidence. “We asked Sisters to bring hygiene products to donate—everything from hairspray to razors to deodorant. Then we lined the items up on a table, and the potential new members decorated a bag with an inspirational message and chose five

hygiene items and an encouraging card to place in the bag,” Maddie explained. Not only did the chapter donate 80 bags to Dress for Success Providence that night, but they also stayed true to Alpha Sigma Tau’s mission of investing in women and enriching the lives of others. Epsilon Pi's commitment to establishing a strong relationship with Dress for Success Providence and empowering local women didn’t stop there. Later in the semester, the chapter hosted a purse drive, where they collected new and gently used bags, totes, and purses. Seeking donations from close family and friends, the Sisters donated 55 bags to Dress for Success Providence. The chapter rounded out the semester with its inaugural Women’s Wellness Week, where each day had a theme surrounding women’s wellness. The week, which included everything from an hour-long meditation session to a nutritionist sharing more about healthy relationships with food, was a great opportunity for the chapter members to support a larger cause with one another and other local Alpha Sigma Taus. Sisters from the Epsilon Sigma

Chapter at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts even dropped by to support the chapter and learn more about body positivity. “Connecting with another chapter over women’s wellness brings us back to what the Sisterhood is all about. Even though we didn’t know these Sisters personally, meeting them was enough to know we have that connection.” Maddie says. “You would have thought we had met many times before because we had an instant connection. That’s Sisterhood.” Next on the list for the Epsilon Pi Chapter is to continue building their relationship with Dress for Success Providence. Maddie suggests that since the affiliate is still growing, they will need volunteers for hands-on service—a challenge that Epsilon Pi is ready to help address through a smallgroup service schedule. She says, “The Women’s Wellness Initiative is a relatable, timely cause, and it’s great that Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters are true advocates for the success and wellbeing of women.”

Women’s Wellness Week events to promote Alpha Sigma Tau’s Women’s Wellness Initiative have taken off! Here are a few other chapters who have recently hosted a Women’s Wellness Week on-campus: Alpha Psi Chapter at University of Northern Iowa

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Psi Chapter at James Madison University

Gamma Zeta Chapter at Frostburg State University

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WOMEN'S WELLNESS INITIAITVE

IMPACTING WOMEN'S WELLNESS Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Philanthropy is the Women’s Wellness Initiative. The Initiative empowers Alpha Sigma Tau members to improve six dimensions of women’s wellness through service activities and projects. Through the Initiative, we have an established relationship with the national nonprofit Dress for Success, which members can engage to impact women’s wellness in their communities. We are also building similar relationships with other networked nonprofits committed to this purpose. The Women's Wellness Initiative is about women helping women, and we are proud to see so many Sisters uplifting women in their local communities through philanthropy and service.

Epsilon Pi Promotes Women's Wellness at Rhode Island College Used with permission: Six Dimensions of Wellness Model © 1976 Bill Hettler, MD © National Wellness Institute, Inc. NationalWellness.org 715-342-2969

Sisters Support Women Rock Pittsburgh After an inspiring Women’s Leadership Luncheon keynote address from Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, at Alpha Sigma Tau’s 42nd National Convention, National President Tiffany K. Street announced a sponsorship commitment from the Sorority to Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s upcoming signature fundraising event, Women Rock Pittsburgh. Four Alpha Sigma Tau members from the Beta Delta Chapter at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh attended the October 2018 event on behalf of the Sorority. Alumnae Jane Joseph, Briana Simko, and Leah Smith, along with the collegiate chapter’s Vice President of Community Relations Serena Morreale, joined hundreds of women from the local community to support Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s cause of empowering local women to achieve economic independence. This year’s Women Rock Pittsburgh was particularly important to Dress for Success Pittsburgh, as the money raised from this event directly supported the affiliate’s effort to purchase its first mobile suiting vehicle. Mobile events remove the barriers to assistance, like transportation and childcare, that many clients experience. “We are honored that our Sisterhood could support the establishment of a program that prioritizes accessibility,” Tiffany says. “That’s what this is all about.”

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It’s been a busy year for the Epsilon Pi Chapter at Rhode Island College. Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, inspired these Sisters at the 42nd National Convention in June 2018, and they wasted no time revising their philanthropy night recruitment strategy when they returned to the Ocean State. They immediately contacted the newly established Dress for Success Providence and got to work. Epsilon Pi Chapter President Madeleine “Maddie” LeBlanc says, “We wanted to make sure our philanthropy round shared who we are and what we’re about, and that’s women’s wellness.” Dress for Success Providence provided clarity on what types of products they needed, those being mainly hygiene and beauty items, the latter of which tend to boost a woman’s confidence. “We asked Sisters to bring hygiene products to donate—everything from hairspray to razors to deodorant. Then we lined the items up on a table, and the potential new members decorated a bag with an inspirational message and chose five

hygiene items and an encouraging card to place in the bag,” Maddie explained. Not only did the chapter donate 80 bags to Dress for Success Providence that night, but they also stayed true to Alpha Sigma Tau’s mission of investing in women and enriching the lives of others. Epsilon Pi's commitment to establishing a strong relationship with Dress for Success Providence and empowering local women didn’t stop there. Later in the semester, the chapter hosted a purse drive, where they collected new and gently used bags, totes, and purses. Seeking donations from close family and friends, the Sisters donated 55 bags to Dress for Success Providence. The chapter rounded out the semester with its inaugural Women’s Wellness Week, where each day had a theme surrounding women’s wellness. The week, which included everything from an hour-long meditation session to a nutritionist sharing more about healthy relationships with food, was a great opportunity for the chapter members to support a larger cause with one another and other local Alpha Sigma Taus. Sisters from the Epsilon Sigma

Chapter at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts even dropped by to support the chapter and learn more about body positivity. “Connecting with another chapter over women’s wellness brings us back to what the Sisterhood is all about. Even though we didn’t know these Sisters personally, meeting them was enough to know we have that connection.” Maddie says. “You would have thought we had met many times before because we had an instant connection. That’s Sisterhood.” Next on the list for the Epsilon Pi Chapter is to continue building their relationship with Dress for Success Providence. Maddie suggests that since the affiliate is still growing, they will need volunteers for hands-on service—a challenge that Epsilon Pi is ready to help address through a smallgroup service schedule. She says, “The Women’s Wellness Initiative is a relatable, timely cause, and it’s great that Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters are true advocates for the success and wellbeing of women.”

Women’s Wellness Week events to promote Alpha Sigma Tau’s Women’s Wellness Initiative have taken off! Here are a few other chapters who have recently hosted a Women’s Wellness Week on-campus: Alpha Psi Chapter at University of Northern Iowa

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Psi Chapter at James Madison University

Gamma Zeta Chapter at Frostburg State University

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NATIONAL SERVICE PARTNER FEATURE arrived with their contributions in hand. Together, the luncheon attendees presented Michelle with over fifty personal hygiene items and a $300 cash donation. “I really wanted her to inspire our collegiate members and keep our alumnae interested, and she was able to do both,” Nia says. “She spoke about the reality of what women in our area are going through, what Dress for Success really does, and how we could be a part of it." Cassie added, "They're really mentoring these women, and it's not just, 'here's a suit to wear.' It's much more," referencing additional client services beyond basic interview styling. Dress for Success affiliates offer a variety of other programs to help women achieve financial independence, building their confidence as well as their marketable skill set through workshops and mentorships. Michelle’s remarks made an impression on collegiate attendees as well. “This presentation opened my eyes to an organization that does a lot for women who are in need of proper professional clothing to land job interviews and internships,” Heather Robinson, Epsilon Rho collegian, says. “It...inspired us to delve deep into philanthropy and empower the women around us.”

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CELEBRATING FOUNDERS DAY BY EMPOWERING LOCAL WOMEN By: Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi

Energized by the experience of hearing Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, speak at Convention, Nia Yahaya, Sigma, returned to Buffalo determined to bring her Sisters on board and along for the ride. “As soon as we got back from Convention I was able to reach out to the head of Dress for Success in our local area,” Nia recounts. “I explained to her our passion for helping our local [affiliate], and why we wanted to partner with her in the near future.”

itself, but she also gave our young women suggestions,” says Cassie Pershyn, Sigma Chapter alumna and President of the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter. “They’re just starting their job search and careers, and Michelle gave a lot of great tips about résumé building, and what to wear—even going so far as to caution us to watch what we share on social media because employers look at that. She was very sharp and entertaining, and we enjoyed having her. It was a really neat experience.

Nia invited Michelle Barron, Executive Director of Dress for Success Buffalo, to attend the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter’s Founders Day luncheon as their special guest and speaker. Much to Nia’s delight, Michelle was quick to respond and did so with enthusiasm. “She immediately emailed us back confirming that she would be able to [attend], and asked what we wanted her to touch on when speaking,” Nia says. Nia stayed in touch with Michelle as the planning committee organized their annual event.

“She talked about how every woman should have a black suit for her first interview,” which Cassie thinks was Michelle’s most memorable tip. “In a black suit, you’re commanding the room. It’s always acceptable.”

More than seventy-five Buffalo-area Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters gathered on November 3, 2018, to celebrate our 119th Founders Day and directly support local women. Collegians from the Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo and Sigma Chapter at SUNY Buffalo State joined their Buffalo Alumnae Sisters at Crazy Jake’s in Tonawanda, New York, to enjoy lunch and learn more from Michelle about our National Service Partner’s efforts in their area. “Michelle spoke not only about the Dress for Success program

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not just, 'here's a suit to wear.' It's much more than that. The experience connected Heather and her chapter Sisters not only to Dress for Success, but also to local alumnae Sisters. Heather traveled to Buffalo with her Big and several other close Sisters and was quite pleased to break ground on some new relationships, specifically with an alumna and her own Little! “We had a great bonding experience and shared our stories of meeting one another,” Heather says. “All around it was a great experience, and I am so excited to go back again!”

“I was honored to be the featured speaker during the Founders Day Luncheon,” Michelle says. “It was great speaking to an organization aligned with Dress for Success’ mission of empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty, and more importantly, achieving self-sufficiency.” When asked about her final thoughts, Nia says, “Alpha Sigma Tau is much more influential on the world than many of its members believe. We strive to do so much for others and it’s what makes us great.”

After the meal and following her remarks, attendees were able to chat with Michelle and talk about potential future projects. The Buffalo Alumnae Chapter is eager to remain involved with Dress for Success and is in the beginning stages of planning a hands-on work day at the affiliate for both collegiate and alumnae Sisters. To those groups who would like to coordinate with their local Dress for Success affiliate on a similar event, Cassie says, “Be patient, but persistent. Realize that they have a lot of stuff going on as a busy nonprofit organization. If you don’t hear back, keep

During their planning conversations, Nia made the extra effort to ask Michelle how the chapter could help the affiliate and its clients. “While emailing back and forth, I asked her what she needed for Dress for Success in our area,” Nia says. Michelle explained to her that the affiliate has an abundance of clothing but is constantly in need of cosmetics and feminine products, as well as cash donations to keep things moving forward.

Dress for Success appreciates all nearly new, contemporary, seasonally careerappropriate apparel, accessories, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. However, they have a particular need for sizes 00 to 2 and sizes 14 and above. Some affiliates also collect personal hygiene items and cosmetics, and financial contributions are always welcome. Check with your local affiliate for specific requests.

When Alpha Sigma Taus come together to empower other women, amazing things can happen. To support the needs expressed by Michelle and the affiliate, Nia and her planning committee included a donation request on the event invitation, and Sisters

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following up.” Be clear about what you’re asking of the affiliate and its representatives, but be flexible in your expectations and requests.

To find the Dress for Success affiliate nearest you, visit dressforsuccess.org/affiliate-list/.

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NATIONAL SERVICE PARTNER FEATURE arrived with their contributions in hand. Together, the luncheon attendees presented Michelle with over fifty personal hygiene items and a $300 cash donation. “I really wanted her to inspire our collegiate members and keep our alumnae interested, and she was able to do both,” Nia says. “She spoke about the reality of what women in our area are going through, what Dress for Success really does, and how we could be a part of it." Cassie added, "They're really mentoring these women, and it's not just, 'here's a suit to wear.' It's much more," referencing additional client services beyond basic interview styling. Dress for Success affiliates offer a variety of other programs to help women achieve financial independence, building their confidence as well as their marketable skill set through workshops and mentorships. Michelle’s remarks made an impression on collegiate attendees as well. “This presentation opened my eyes to an organization that does a lot for women who are in need of proper professional clothing to land job interviews and internships,” Heather Robinson, Epsilon Rho collegian, says. “It...inspired us to delve deep into philanthropy and empower the women around us.”

They're really mentoring these women and it's

CELEBRATING FOUNDERS DAY BY EMPOWERING LOCAL WOMEN By: Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi

Energized by the experience of hearing Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, speak at Convention, Nia Yahaya, Sigma, returned to Buffalo determined to bring her Sisters on board and along for the ride. “As soon as we got back from Convention I was able to reach out to the head of Dress for Success in our local area,” Nia recounts. “I explained to her our passion for helping our local [affiliate], and why we wanted to partner with her in the near future.”

itself, but she also gave our young women suggestions,” says Cassie Pershyn, Sigma Chapter alumna and President of the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter. “They’re just starting their job search and careers, and Michelle gave a lot of great tips about résumé building, and what to wear—even going so far as to caution us to watch what we share on social media because employers look at that. She was very sharp and entertaining, and we enjoyed having her. It was a really neat experience.

Nia invited Michelle Barron, Executive Director of Dress for Success Buffalo, to attend the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter’s Founders Day luncheon as their special guest and speaker. Much to Nia’s delight, Michelle was quick to respond and did so with enthusiasm. “She immediately emailed us back confirming that she would be able to [attend], and asked what we wanted her to touch on when speaking,” Nia says. Nia stayed in touch with Michelle as the planning committee organized their annual event.

“She talked about how every woman should have a black suit for her first interview,” which Cassie thinks was Michelle’s most memorable tip. “In a black suit, you’re commanding the room. It’s always acceptable.”

More than seventy-five Buffalo-area Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters gathered on November 3, 2018, to celebrate our 119th Founders Day and directly support local women. Collegians from the Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo and Sigma Chapter at SUNY Buffalo State joined their Buffalo Alumnae Sisters at Crazy Jake’s in Tonawanda, New York, to enjoy lunch and learn more from Michelle about our National Service Partner’s efforts in their area. “Michelle spoke not only about the Dress for Success program

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not just, 'here's a suit to wear.' It's much more than that. The experience connected Heather and her chapter Sisters not only to Dress for Success, but also to local alumnae Sisters. Heather traveled to Buffalo with her Big and several other close Sisters and was quite pleased to break ground on some new relationships, specifically with an alumna and her own Little! “We had a great bonding experience and shared our stories of meeting one another,” Heather says. “All around it was a great experience, and I am so excited to go back again!”

“I was honored to be the featured speaker during the Founders Day Luncheon,” Michelle says. “It was great speaking to an organization aligned with Dress for Success’ mission of empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty, and more importantly, achieving self-sufficiency.” When asked about her final thoughts, Nia says, “Alpha Sigma Tau is much more influential on the world than many of its members believe. We strive to do so much for others and it’s what makes us great.”

After the meal and following her remarks, attendees were able to chat with Michelle and talk about potential future projects. The Buffalo Alumnae Chapter is eager to remain involved with Dress for Success and is in the beginning stages of planning a hands-on work day at the affiliate for both collegiate and alumnae Sisters. To those groups who would like to coordinate with their local Dress for Success affiliate on a similar event, Cassie says, “Be patient, but persistent. Realize that they have a lot of stuff going on as a busy nonprofit organization. If you don’t hear back, keep

During their planning conversations, Nia made the extra effort to ask Michelle how the chapter could help the affiliate and its clients. “While emailing back and forth, I asked her what she needed for Dress for Success in our area,” Nia says. Michelle explained to her that the affiliate has an abundance of clothing but is constantly in need of cosmetics and feminine products, as well as cash donations to keep things moving forward.

Dress for Success appreciates all nearly new, contemporary, seasonally careerappropriate apparel, accessories, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. However, they have a particular need for sizes 00 to 2 and sizes 14 and above. Some affiliates also collect personal hygiene items and cosmetics, and financial contributions are always welcome. Check with your local affiliate for specific requests.

When Alpha Sigma Taus come together to empower other women, amazing things can happen. To support the needs expressed by Michelle and the affiliate, Nia and her planning committee included a donation request on the event invitation, and Sisters

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following up.” Be clear about what you’re asking of the affiliate and its representatives, but be flexible in your expectations and requests.

To find the Dress for Success affiliate nearest you, visit dressforsuccess.org/affiliate-list/.

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DEFINING EXCELLENCE

JUMPING INTO THE DEEP END By: Cassie Helmer, Alpha

What does it mean to be an empowered woman? When we were children, the leading ladies that we looked up to ranged from superheroes to princesses to family members. Maybe we saw ourselves in fictional characters who had to overcome a struggle to beat the odds; perhaps we acted out stories of our own imagination, battling evil until good won the day. Nowadays, we can also look to women who are excelling in the careers we someday hope to conquer. Lynne Zaledonis is the current Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Salesforce, a Fortune 500 cloud-based software company focused on customer relationship management. It is clear to see how Lynne—who is personable even from a conference call 2,000 miles away—commands a room. Whether delivering a presentation or leading her team, she speaks with conviction and a depth of knowledge gained through years of working hard and taking chances. There are many lessons to be learned from her success, including the fact that it takes determination and a willingness to listen to achieve your goals.

that of others. When things get difficult, Lynne advises that she “focuses on how to solve the problem rather than react without careful consideration.” In her collegiate chapter, Lynne recognized common traits within the diverse group of young women. She notes how invaluable an experience it was to be able to learn from Sisters who shared her values but were also wildly different from her. There is a warm fondness in how Lynne speaks about the relationships made during her time in college. She touched on what her Alpha Sigma Tau experience looks like now that she is in the professional world. Lynne has played host to her Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters in California where often Sisters come from all over the country to spend time together. Time and time again, being able to count on her Sisters as well as support them in times of need has solidified their lifelong connections. “Over time, the relationships we have and how we communicate has changed, but the important part about long friendships is being part of milestones,” she says.

Lynne’s Alpha Sigma Tau story began when she found her home at the Psi Chapter at James Madison University (JMU). She jokingly refers to her college journey as a Goldilocks story: after spending her freshman year at Penn State, Lynne set out to find a school that was not quite as large and had more opportunities where she felt she could make her mark. She stopped for a night at JMU on her way to visit another even smaller school, and like Goldilocks, found it to be just right. “I really fell in love,” Lynne asserts about her choice to transfer to JMU. She decided to participate in sorority recruitment because she recognized the opportunity to make connections as a sophomore student at a new school. “It was a good way to test the waters of different groups. I felt like everyone in my class had made those connections in the freshman year I had missed, and I wanted to see what was out there for me.” Lynne quickly found what she was looking for in Alpha Sigma Tau. “I needed a place where I could contribute to the school and to the community. I viewed college as a chance to do some good, grow personally, and make my mark.” Lynne remembers finding structure in Alpha Sigma Tau that guided her toward becoming the leader she is today. She held a position in her collegiate chapter and in JMU’s College Panhellenic Association. “That set me up for success because it is similar to my current job. Some days required juggling responsibilities and free time when I had to hold office hours or complete a task before our chapter meeting.” Lynne used these opportunities to develop her leadership style. She explained that a good leader is strategic, data-driven, and brave, and while she sees elements of those qualities in herself, she believes her greatest strength to be her emotional intelligence. She clarified that she perseveres through challenging times by trying to make sure that she is always adding value to her experience and

When starting a new project, Lynne knows she is able to rely on her mentors, including her Sisters, for guidance and likens that experience to business. “A publicly traded company has a board of directors and so should every individual,” she explains. Lynne believes that it isn’t enough to have just one mentor, but rather that individuals need a board of directors to guide their career. She says that while it can be inspiring to have a strong female mentor who may have experienced the same things you have been through, you need a variety of mentors to offer different perspectives to guide your way. Lynne also makes the distinction between mentors and advocates. “I find that a mentor is someone you can talk with and listen to their perspective while making decisions. An advocate, however, is someone who will speak up for you even when you are not in the room.” Lynne notes that doing something as simple as raising your hand for a new project can take you forward. “Advocates recognize your willingness to contribute,” she says. “They will remember the good work you do, and if future projects are available, your name will come up.”

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DEFINING EXCELLENCE

JUMPING INTO THE DEEP END By: Cassie Helmer, Alpha

What does it mean to be an empowered woman? When we were children, the leading ladies that we looked up to ranged from superheroes to princesses to family members. Maybe we saw ourselves in fictional characters who had to overcome a struggle to beat the odds; perhaps we acted out stories of our own imagination, battling evil until good won the day. Nowadays, we can also look to women who are excelling in the careers we someday hope to conquer. Lynne Zaledonis is the current Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Salesforce, a Fortune 500 cloud-based software company focused on customer relationship management. It is clear to see how Lynne—who is personable even from a conference call 2,000 miles away—commands a room. Whether delivering a presentation or leading her team, she speaks with conviction and a depth of knowledge gained through years of working hard and taking chances. There are many lessons to be learned from her success, including the fact that it takes determination and a willingness to listen to achieve your goals.

that of others. When things get difficult, Lynne advises that she “focuses on how to solve the problem rather than react without careful consideration.” In her collegiate chapter, Lynne recognized common traits within the diverse group of young women. She notes how invaluable an experience it was to be able to learn from Sisters who shared her values but were also wildly different from her. There is a warm fondness in how Lynne speaks about the relationships made during her time in college. She touched on what her Alpha Sigma Tau experience looks like now that she is in the professional world. Lynne has played host to her Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters in California where often Sisters come from all over the country to spend time together. Time and time again, being able to count on her Sisters as well as support them in times of need has solidified their lifelong connections. “Over time, the relationships we have and how we communicate has changed, but the important part about long friendships is being part of milestones,” she says.

Lynne’s Alpha Sigma Tau story began when she found her home at the Psi Chapter at James Madison University (JMU). She jokingly refers to her college journey as a Goldilocks story: after spending her freshman year at Penn State, Lynne set out to find a school that was not quite as large and had more opportunities where she felt she could make her mark. She stopped for a night at JMU on her way to visit another even smaller school, and like Goldilocks, found it to be just right. “I really fell in love,” Lynne asserts about her choice to transfer to JMU. She decided to participate in sorority recruitment because she recognized the opportunity to make connections as a sophomore student at a new school. “It was a good way to test the waters of different groups. I felt like everyone in my class had made those connections in the freshman year I had missed, and I wanted to see what was out there for me.” Lynne quickly found what she was looking for in Alpha Sigma Tau. “I needed a place where I could contribute to the school and to the community. I viewed college as a chance to do some good, grow personally, and make my mark.” Lynne remembers finding structure in Alpha Sigma Tau that guided her toward becoming the leader she is today. She held a position in her collegiate chapter and in JMU’s College Panhellenic Association. “That set me up for success because it is similar to my current job. Some days required juggling responsibilities and free time when I had to hold office hours or complete a task before our chapter meeting.” Lynne used these opportunities to develop her leadership style. She explained that a good leader is strategic, data-driven, and brave, and while she sees elements of those qualities in herself, she believes her greatest strength to be her emotional intelligence. She clarified that she perseveres through challenging times by trying to make sure that she is always adding value to her experience and

When starting a new project, Lynne knows she is able to rely on her mentors, including her Sisters, for guidance and likens that experience to business. “A publicly traded company has a board of directors and so should every individual,” she explains. Lynne believes that it isn’t enough to have just one mentor, but rather that individuals need a board of directors to guide their career. She says that while it can be inspiring to have a strong female mentor who may have experienced the same things you have been through, you need a variety of mentors to offer different perspectives to guide your way. Lynne also makes the distinction between mentors and advocates. “I find that a mentor is someone you can talk with and listen to their perspective while making decisions. An advocate, however, is someone who will speak up for you even when you are not in the room.” Lynne notes that doing something as simple as raising your hand for a new project can take you forward. “Advocates recognize your willingness to contribute,” she says. “They will remember the good work you do, and if future projects are available, your name will come up.”

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DEFINING EXCELLENCE When the opportunity arose to give a keynote presentation on behalf of Salesforce, Lynne jumped at it. She remembers the weeks of preparation and nervousness she felt before her sevenminute speech, but it was all worth it. The event went smoothly, and she was called on again in the future. “A key part of success is having a willingness to try new things, to jump into the deep end,” according to Lynne. She noted that she has been called upon to take risks in her career and advises that regardless of the outcome, “you’ll have a better perspective for next time.” Lynne understands the nervousness college grads can feel when starting out. Experiencing uncertainty when choosing a direction to go in one’s career is natural, and it can be difficult to determine the steps to take to achieve your goals. She maintains that some lateral career moves she made are still a move forward because they build a comprehensive skill set and can open doors that you never expected. “You might not see the forward trajectory yet but learning, growing, and contributing will always serve you better than just counting the years until retirement.” Lynne embraces this mindset daily and is extremely passionate about her career. “It’s not the actual thing I’m doing on any given day that is exciting...I find the bigger vision of my company overall drives my interest.” Salesforce places a strong emphasis on giving back, and Lynne, who is an avid traveler, took the chance to help build a computer lab in Guatemala through a nonprofit called Surf For Life, which focuses on community development projects worldwide. She enjoyed the experience so much that she returned the next year and helped build a garden! Much like serving the Harrisonburg, Virginia, community with her Psi Chapter Sisters during her college years, Lynne views volunteering not only as a way to do some good but also as a time to open herself up to new experiences and skills that she might not otherwise have exposure to in her daily job. “It can be very rewarding to get out of your comfort zone,” Lynne reports.

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Salesforce is consistently ranked by Forbes as a highly innovative company, and Lynne says that energy is apparent in her daily job duties. Her team facilitates many social events that showcase new innovations in corporate sales, often needing to create content like magazine articles and new product campaigns to get the point across. Lynne finds it fascinating to work with fresh ideas and relies on her skills of relationship building to connect with various communities. “If I sit still in this job, opportunity will pass me by,” Lynne remarks. “I love to think about what’s next.”

You can prepare endlessly, and it is still possible you will trip and fall on your way. The important thing is to use what you have learned to get back up and try again. The drive to try new things has served Lynne well in her career, and recognizing this, she aims to give back in ways that help others grow. Although her career with Salesforce has now spanned fourteen years, Lynne insists she still gets a healthy amount of nervous energy when working on a major project or preparing for a speaking event. “We are our own worst enemies,” she reassures with a smile. “You can prepare endlessly, and it is still possible you will trip and fall on your way. The important thing is to use what you have learned to get back up and try again.”

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DEFINING EXCELLENCE When the opportunity arose to give a keynote presentation on behalf of Salesforce, Lynne jumped at it. She remembers the weeks of preparation and nervousness she felt before her sevenminute speech, but it was all worth it. The event went smoothly, and she was called on again in the future. “A key part of success is having a willingness to try new things, to jump into the deep end,” according to Lynne. She noted that she has been called upon to take risks in her career and advises that regardless of the outcome, “you’ll have a better perspective for next time.” Lynne understands the nervousness college grads can feel when starting out. Experiencing uncertainty when choosing a direction to go in one’s career is natural, and it can be difficult to determine the steps to take to achieve your goals. She maintains that some lateral career moves she made are still a move forward because they build a comprehensive skill set and can open doors that you never expected. “You might not see the forward trajectory yet but learning, growing, and contributing will always serve you better than just counting the years until retirement.” Lynne embraces this mindset daily and is extremely passionate about her career. “It’s not the actual thing I’m doing on any given day that is exciting...I find the bigger vision of my company overall drives my interest.” Salesforce places a strong emphasis on giving back, and Lynne, who is an avid traveler, took the chance to help build a computer lab in Guatemala through a nonprofit called Surf For Life, which focuses on community development projects worldwide. She enjoyed the experience so much that she returned the next year and helped build a garden! Much like serving the Harrisonburg, Virginia, community with her Psi Chapter Sisters during her college years, Lynne views volunteering not only as a way to do some good but also as a time to open herself up to new experiences and skills that she might not otherwise have exposure to in her daily job. “It can be very rewarding to get out of your comfort zone,” Lynne reports.

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Salesforce is consistently ranked by Forbes as a highly innovative company, and Lynne says that energy is apparent in her daily job duties. Her team facilitates many social events that showcase new innovations in corporate sales, often needing to create content like magazine articles and new product campaigns to get the point across. Lynne finds it fascinating to work with fresh ideas and relies on her skills of relationship building to connect with various communities. “If I sit still in this job, opportunity will pass me by,” Lynne remarks. “I love to think about what’s next.”

You can prepare endlessly, and it is still possible you will trip and fall on your way. The important thing is to use what you have learned to get back up and try again. The drive to try new things has served Lynne well in her career, and recognizing this, she aims to give back in ways that help others grow. Although her career with Salesforce has now spanned fourteen years, Lynne insists she still gets a healthy amount of nervous energy when working on a major project or preparing for a speaking event. “We are our own worst enemies,” she reassures with a smile. “You can prepare endlessly, and it is still possible you will trip and fall on your way. The important thing is to use what you have learned to get back up and try again.”

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SISTERS FOR LIFE

LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS REVITALIZED, SUSTAINED, AND CARRIED ON THROUGH SISTERHOOD By: Cassie Cristea, Gamma Theta

Sisterhood is a powerful force. Much like the force of gravity, sisterhood can’t be held in the palm of one’s hand. It can’t be captured in a bottle. It can only be shown through the experiences of women who have lived it. But like any force that can change the motion of an object, Sisterhood has the power to shape the lifelong support system of women in Alpha Sigma Tau. These women experienced the force of sisterhood firsthand.

20 Years and Counting, Sisters Prioritize Quality Time Together When Jill Jespersen Rourke joined Alpha Sigma Tau at Ferris State University, she was looking for community. None of her high school friends were attending the same college, which can be intimidating, but in Alpha Sigma Tau she found genuine friendship and lifelong sisterhood. Several years later, Jill and a group of her Sisters still get together for annual trips and activities, with their most recent adventure being a dune buggy tour. Today, Jill says she can’t imagine her life without her Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters. “If something happened, they would be the first people my husband would call. They send notes, emails, packages. It’s an extreme bond.” The friendship between Jill and her Sisters even left a lasting impression on her daughter, who decided to join a sorority after witnessing her mom's experiences. When her daughter began sorority recruitment, she ran into the daughter of one of Jill’s Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters. Like Jill’s daughter, she said she was interested in joining sorority life after witnessing her mother's lifelong bonds.

Families Shaped through the Bonds of Sisterhood When Caroline Barreto Geraghty began attending a college with a predominantly male student body, she turned to sorority life in search for female friendship. She grew up with a biological sister, and she knew she wanted to experience something like that while going to school. Thankfully, that is exactly what Caroline found when she joined Alpha Sigma Tau. Sixteen years later, Caroline and two of her Sisters regularly get together with their husbands and their children. Since joining Alpha Sigma Tau at New Jersey Institute of Technology, many changes happened throughout the women’s lives, but their sisterhood remains the same. “We’ve been there for disappointing grades and moving away and getting ‘grown up’ apartments and motherhood. There have been hard times when parents pass away, miscarriages happen, and jobs are difficult. My Sisters are my support system. They are my cheerleaders and my backbone.” Caroline describes the relationship with her Sisters as indispensable. Their relationship is open and honest. She knows she can vent or talk to them about anything and there will be zero judgement. “When you go to college, you’re together 24/7—from classes to around campus to getting dinner. I really thought we would be best friends forever, and I’m glad it worked out that way. I can’t imagine them not being here for my family and my kids.” The friendship between these women now extends to their children. Originally, they would plan an annual apple picking trip together, where the group would go to a winery and have a picnic. Now that they all have families, their husbands and children join in the tradition. Caroline’s advice on maintaining friendship as an alumna is to remember it’s always a two-way road and you get out what you put into it. “If you’re thinking of them, just send them a message and let them know. I’m always thinking about my Sisters.” Caroline’s decision to join Alpha Sigma Tau has now led to years of wonderful memories and bonding experiences, with many more to come.

Alpha Sigma Tau Revitalizes a Long-lost Friendship Going to college can be an intimidating experience, but it can be a bit easier when you see a familiar face. Imagine that familiar face being your long-lost best friend from elementary school. And then imagine becoming Sisters. That is exactly what happened to Kaitlin Arbour and Debbie Fritch when they started at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Kaitlin and Debbie were childhood best friends but lost touch when Kaitlin moved away in third grade. A decade later, they unexpectedly ran into each other at an Alpha Sigma Tau recruitment event. Thanks to social media, the childhood friends were able to recognize each other immediately. Kaitlin was interested in Alpha Sigma Tau after already knowing some of the members and seeing their connections. Debbie had been following the chapter on social media and found all the women to be extremely welcoming. When she attended recruitment events, it was like she fit right in.

Jill and her Sisters have been gathering together for twenty years, and each year, new Sisters join them. Jill’s advice for getting everybody together for group vacations or activities is to set a date and stick to it. “Everybody has busy schedules. Everybody has something come up. Pick one time where people come together. It doesn’t have to be a big trip.” These gatherings can be anything from white elephant gift exchanges around the holiday season to a tea party celebrating Alpha Sigma Tau’s Founders Day. Jill and her Sisters also get together to perform a Candlelight Service to remember a Sister who entered the Eternal Chapter two years ago.

Kaitlin and Debbie were extremely excited not only to see each other again but also to discover they would now be Sisters. “I was super surprised to see her going out for recruitment,” said Kaitlin. “It was exciting to be able to be Sisters after not seeing each other for so long; it made us become a lot closer.” Kaitlin and Debbie now describe the friendship they found in Alpha Sigma Tau as lifelong, not only with each other but with the other members as well. “I feel like we are all really close. You always have someone to talk to, and you just know you can tell them anything and you won’t feel judged.” Kaitlin and Debbie now plan on becoming roommates and will be living together next semester. Their story is just one example of the many ways Alpha Sigma Tau can bring women together and create beautiful friendships.

These women are there for each other in good times, bad times, and all of the other moments in between. Like many Alpha Sigma Taus, their bond goes much deeper than friendship. It’s Sisterhood. It’s family.

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LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS REVITALIZED, SUSTAINED, AND CARRIED ON THROUGH SISTERHOOD By: Cassie Cristea, Gamma Theta

Sisterhood is a powerful force. Much like the force of gravity, sisterhood can’t be held in the palm of one’s hand. It can’t be captured in a bottle. It can only be shown through the experiences of women who have lived it. But like any force that can change the motion of an object, Sisterhood has the power to shape the lifelong support system of women in Alpha Sigma Tau. These women experienced the force of sisterhood firsthand.

20 Years and Counting, Sisters Prioritize Quality Time Together When Jill Jespersen Rourke joined Alpha Sigma Tau at Ferris State University, she was looking for community. None of her high school friends were attending the same college, which can be intimidating, but in Alpha Sigma Tau she found genuine friendship and lifelong sisterhood. Several years later, Jill and a group of her Sisters still get together for annual trips and activities, with their most recent adventure being a dune buggy tour. Today, Jill says she can’t imagine her life without her Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters. “If something happened, they would be the first people my husband would call. They send notes, emails, packages. It’s an extreme bond.” The friendship between Jill and her Sisters even left a lasting impression on her daughter, who decided to join a sorority after witnessing her mom's experiences. When her daughter began sorority recruitment, she ran into the daughter of one of Jill’s Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters. Like Jill’s daughter, she said she was interested in joining sorority life after witnessing her mother's lifelong bonds.

Families Shaped through the Bonds of Sisterhood When Caroline Barreto Geraghty began attending a college with a predominantly male student body, she turned to sorority life in search for female friendship. She grew up with a biological sister, and she knew she wanted to experience something like that while going to school. Thankfully, that is exactly what Caroline found when she joined Alpha Sigma Tau. Sixteen years later, Caroline and two of her Sisters regularly get together with their husbands and their children. Since joining Alpha Sigma Tau at New Jersey Institute of Technology, many changes happened throughout the women’s lives, but their sisterhood remains the same. “We’ve been there for disappointing grades and moving away and getting ‘grown up’ apartments and motherhood. There have been hard times when parents pass away, miscarriages happen, and jobs are difficult. My Sisters are my support system. They are my cheerleaders and my backbone.” Caroline describes the relationship with her Sisters as indispensable. Their relationship is open and honest. She knows she can vent or talk to them about anything and there will be zero judgement. “When you go to college, you’re together 24/7—from classes to around campus to getting dinner. I really thought we would be best friends forever, and I’m glad it worked out that way. I can’t imagine them not being here for my family and my kids.” The friendship between these women now extends to their children. Originally, they would plan an annual apple picking trip together, where the group would go to a winery and have a picnic. Now that they all have families, their husbands and children join in the tradition. Caroline’s advice on maintaining friendship as an alumna is to remember it’s always a two-way road and you get out what you put into it. “If you’re thinking of them, just send them a message and let them know. I’m always thinking about my Sisters.” Caroline’s decision to join Alpha Sigma Tau has now led to years of wonderful memories and bonding experiences, with many more to come.

Alpha Sigma Tau Revitalizes a Long-lost Friendship Going to college can be an intimidating experience, but it can be a bit easier when you see a familiar face. Imagine that familiar face being your long-lost best friend from elementary school. And then imagine becoming Sisters. That is exactly what happened to Kaitlin Arbour and Debbie Fritch when they started at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Kaitlin and Debbie were childhood best friends but lost touch when Kaitlin moved away in third grade. A decade later, they unexpectedly ran into each other at an Alpha Sigma Tau recruitment event. Thanks to social media, the childhood friends were able to recognize each other immediately. Kaitlin was interested in Alpha Sigma Tau after already knowing some of the members and seeing their connections. Debbie had been following the chapter on social media and found all the women to be extremely welcoming. When she attended recruitment events, it was like she fit right in.

Jill and her Sisters have been gathering together for twenty years, and each year, new Sisters join them. Jill’s advice for getting everybody together for group vacations or activities is to set a date and stick to it. “Everybody has busy schedules. Everybody has something come up. Pick one time where people come together. It doesn’t have to be a big trip.” These gatherings can be anything from white elephant gift exchanges around the holiday season to a tea party celebrating Alpha Sigma Tau’s Founders Day. Jill and her Sisters also get together to perform a Candlelight Service to remember a Sister who entered the Eternal Chapter two years ago.

Kaitlin and Debbie were extremely excited not only to see each other again but also to discover they would now be Sisters. “I was super surprised to see her going out for recruitment,” said Kaitlin. “It was exciting to be able to be Sisters after not seeing each other for so long; it made us become a lot closer.” Kaitlin and Debbie now describe the friendship they found in Alpha Sigma Tau as lifelong, not only with each other but with the other members as well. “I feel like we are all really close. You always have someone to talk to, and you just know you can tell them anything and you won’t feel judged.” Kaitlin and Debbie now plan on becoming roommates and will be living together next semester. Their story is just one example of the many ways Alpha Sigma Tau can bring women together and create beautiful friendships.

These women are there for each other in good times, bad times, and all of the other moments in between. Like many Alpha Sigma Taus, their bond goes much deeper than friendship. It’s Sisterhood. It’s family.

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WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN

A LIFETIME OF EMPOWERING WOMEN

By: Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu For 75 years, Corky Carl, Alpha

Coralyn “Corky” Bradfield Carl, Alpha Alpha, was one such girl. Beginning in 1944 at the age of 13 and continuing all the way through high school, Corky served as the bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox, one of the four original teams of the league and one of only two teams to play all ten years of the league’s existence. “At the time, nobody knew it would turn into an iconic moment in history,” Corky recalls. “We were on the bandwagon for girls to play baseball, not softball, and that’s what we did.” As a bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox, Corky occasionally got to catch batting practice and warm up the pitcher. Recalling her father as a driving factor, Corky always had an interest in athletics that started from childhood and continued into college and beyond.

Alpha, has been empowering women and girls to achieve their dreams. Corky began her journey of empowering women by serving as bat girl and supporting her fellow teammates of the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League team, the South Bend Blue Sox. After college, she would teach and coach young athletes, many of whom were girls, and eventually make history for becoming the first woman in the state of Minnesota to serve

A graduate of Ball State University, Corky recalls a time before Title IX legislation made it illegal for educational institutions to deny girls participation based on sex. When she attended Ball State, intercollegiate athletics didn’t yet exist as commonly as they do now. While the inequality rankled Corky and women like her, it didn’t feel as though they could change the system. Instead, they worked around it. “We had intramurals, and because I was in physical education, I got into different sports through classes. I do wonder what I would have played had we had Title IX back then, though.” In addition to intramurals, sororities often afforded these women a chance to gain leadership experience and independence. A sorority offered an opportunity to be a part of a larger team, which was not granted through the athletics program.

as an athletic director overseeing a co-ed program. And she didn’t stop there. “There’s no crying in baseball!” One of the most iconic and quotable lines in all of film comes from the 1992 classic A League of Their Own. Starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, A League of Their Own tells the incredible true story of the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The league, formed in 1943, was made up of women from all over North America who wanted to do one thing: play baseball. With the onset of World War II, many American men were deployed, leading major league baseball executives to become concerned that major league baseball would cease. To make sure baseball remained a favorite American pastime, the executives created the AAGPBL. While women had played the sport since the early nineteenth century, the AAGPBL marked the first (and to this day, only) professional baseball league for women. What made such a league even more unique was that the women played baseball, and not softball, which meant longer distances to throw in the infield, different pitching techniques, 17

and a smaller ball. Active for 11 years, the AAGPBL ultimately folded due to the end of World War II and decentralization of the league. If not for the movie A League of Their Own, this small yet impactful chapter of American history would likely have been forgotten.

Corky's daughter was a junior in high school when the Title IX legislation was passed, and her senior year saw the first Minnesota state high school girls swim meet. Corky knew without a doubt that the girls were going to meet the challenge set before them. “Back then it was thought that girls couldn’t swim 500 yards or a mile – well guess what? They can!” she says emphatically. Much of Corky’s career as a physical

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education teacher has been focused on empowering both boys and girls to seek their greatest potential, and to demand equality while doing so. All the while, she herself blazed a trail for others to follow. “I started coaching with what has become USA Swimming,” she recalls. “I coached first at the Minneapolis YW, and stayed there for a few years.” After having her third child, Corky was asked to coach that summer for a co-ed, all ages team. “I had never coached boys but said ‘heck, they’re swimmers!’ It was really enlightening and I really enjoyed it.” The experience helped to expand Corky’s coaching career, as well as prove that women could coach boys as well as they could coach girls, leading to more opportunities for female coaches within the community.

A sorority offered an opportunity to be a part of a larger team, which was not granted through the athletics program. In 1980, she was named the Athletic Director at Blake School and was the first female athletic director for co-ed programs in the state of Minnesota. Being the first female in this position meant that Corky had the unique opportunity to set the precedent. “I set up the pay scale by being the first, and I made sure it was equal as well as agreed to by every coach.” Corky was eager to set another precedent: how girls sports would be played in comparison to boys sports. She used her new position to make sure that girls had the opportunity to play the same sports as the boys, with the same rules. Remembering her days at Ball State and the inequality she experienced there, it’s something she made sure girls under her tutelage didn’t experience. Later, she moved to Ohio to become the athletic director at an all girls’ school that aligned with her vision of athletic equality. As freshmen and sophomores, each student had to compete in a sport in order to graduate. “It was really fun seeing girls go through the process of learning that they could compete hard against a friend, and then still go for

CORKY REFLECTS ON TIMES WHEN SHE: Found a mentor in another woman “Bettie Jo Matthews, my former teacher who was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, taught me a lot of traits that I’ve tried to carry though my life. She even influenced my decision to attend Ball State and become a teacher myself. She and others were supportive and excellent role models.”

Served as a mentor to a young girl “Several years ago, I taught two sisters how to swim. The youngest, five at the time, was bound and determined that she was not putting her face in the water. We worked together on that. Now, both sisters are in high school, and the younger one has just finished her freshman season on the varsity swim team. She made sure I had the schedule to go to several meets. I often get comments from parents about how much I gave to kids by being their coach in swimming.”

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A LIFETIME OF EMPOWERING WOMEN

By: Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu For 75 years, Corky Carl, Alpha

Coralyn “Corky” Bradfield Carl, Alpha Alpha, was one such girl. Beginning in 1944 at the age of 13 and continuing all the way through high school, Corky served as the bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox, one of the four original teams of the league and one of only two teams to play all ten years of the league’s existence. “At the time, nobody knew it would turn into an iconic moment in history,” Corky recalls. “We were on the bandwagon for girls to play baseball, not softball, and that’s what we did.” As a bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox, Corky occasionally got to catch batting practice and warm up the pitcher. Recalling her father as a driving factor, Corky always had an interest in athletics that started from childhood and continued into college and beyond.

Alpha, has been empowering women and girls to achieve their dreams. Corky began her journey of empowering women by serving as bat girl and supporting her fellow teammates of the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League team, the South Bend Blue Sox. After college, she would teach and coach young athletes, many of whom were girls, and eventually make history for becoming the first woman in the state of Minnesota to serve

A graduate of Ball State University, Corky recalls a time before Title IX legislation made it illegal for educational institutions to deny girls participation based on sex. When she attended Ball State, intercollegiate athletics didn’t yet exist as commonly as they do now. While the inequality rankled Corky and women like her, it didn’t feel as though they could change the system. Instead, they worked around it. “We had intramurals, and because I was in physical education, I got into different sports through classes. I do wonder what I would have played had we had Title IX back then, though.” In addition to intramurals, sororities often afforded these women a chance to gain leadership experience and independence. A sorority offered an opportunity to be a part of a larger team, which was not granted through the athletics program.

as an athletic director overseeing a co-ed program. And she didn’t stop there. “There’s no crying in baseball!” One of the most iconic and quotable lines in all of film comes from the 1992 classic A League of Their Own. Starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, A League of Their Own tells the incredible true story of the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The league, formed in 1943, was made up of women from all over North America who wanted to do one thing: play baseball. With the onset of World War II, many American men were deployed, leading major league baseball executives to become concerned that major league baseball would cease. To make sure baseball remained a favorite American pastime, the executives created the AAGPBL. While women had played the sport since the early nineteenth century, the AAGPBL marked the first (and to this day, only) professional baseball league for women. What made such a league even more unique was that the women played baseball, and not softball, which meant longer distances to throw in the infield, different pitching techniques, 17

and a smaller ball. Active for 11 years, the AAGPBL ultimately folded due to the end of World War II and decentralization of the league. If not for the movie A League of Their Own, this small yet impactful chapter of American history would likely have been forgotten.

Corky's daughter was a junior in high school when the Title IX legislation was passed, and her senior year saw the first Minnesota state high school girls swim meet. Corky knew without a doubt that the girls were going to meet the challenge set before them. “Back then it was thought that girls couldn’t swim 500 yards or a mile – well guess what? They can!” she says emphatically. Much of Corky’s career as a physical

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education teacher has been focused on empowering both boys and girls to seek their greatest potential, and to demand equality while doing so. All the while, she herself blazed a trail for others to follow. “I started coaching with what has become USA Swimming,” she recalls. “I coached first at the Minneapolis YW, and stayed there for a few years.” After having her third child, Corky was asked to coach that summer for a co-ed, all ages team. “I had never coached boys but said ‘heck, they’re swimmers!’ It was really enlightening and I really enjoyed it.” The experience helped to expand Corky’s coaching career, as well as prove that women could coach boys as well as they could coach girls, leading to more opportunities for female coaches within the community.

A sorority offered an opportunity to be a part of a larger team, which was not granted through the athletics program. In 1980, she was named the Athletic Director at Blake School and was the first female athletic director for co-ed programs in the state of Minnesota. Being the first female in this position meant that Corky had the unique opportunity to set the precedent. “I set up the pay scale by being the first, and I made sure it was equal as well as agreed to by every coach.” Corky was eager to set another precedent: how girls sports would be played in comparison to boys sports. She used her new position to make sure that girls had the opportunity to play the same sports as the boys, with the same rules. Remembering her days at Ball State and the inequality she experienced there, it’s something she made sure girls under her tutelage didn’t experience. Later, she moved to Ohio to become the athletic director at an all girls’ school that aligned with her vision of athletic equality. As freshmen and sophomores, each student had to compete in a sport in order to graduate. “It was really fun seeing girls go through the process of learning that they could compete hard against a friend, and then still go for

CORKY REFLECTS ON TIMES WHEN SHE: Found a mentor in another woman “Bettie Jo Matthews, my former teacher who was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, taught me a lot of traits that I’ve tried to carry though my life. She even influenced my decision to attend Ball State and become a teacher myself. She and others were supportive and excellent role models.”

Served as a mentor to a young girl “Several years ago, I taught two sisters how to swim. The youngest, five at the time, was bound and determined that she was not putting her face in the water. We worked together on that. Now, both sisters are in high school, and the younger one has just finished her freshman season on the varsity swim team. She made sure I had the schedule to go to several meets. I often get comments from parents about how much I gave to kids by being their coach in swimming.”

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WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN a Coke afterwards. It was the process of them really learning to become athletes.” She fondly recalls a student that started the ninth grade unable to run a quarter of a block, but finished the 12th grade as the captain of the cross-country, skiing, and distance track teams. “We pushed her to do something in the first place, to join a sport and be a part of a team.” In addition to molding young athletes, Corky herself is an accomplished athlete. Beginning the bulk of her own athletic career as an adult, Corky competed in US and World Masters cross country skiing for about thirty years. After retiring from teaching in schools, she’s gone on to manage a recreation center, serve as an assistant swim coach, participate in a book club, sing in the church choir, and teach water exercise classes. Not being active is not a possibility for Corky – she strives to try new things and have new experiences whenever she can. “I’ve been in a hot air balloon off the coast of Maine, I’ve traveled extensively, and I even paraglided in the Alps in France. I had to talk myself into the paragliding,” she laughed. Next on her list is a river cruise to Berlin and Prague, and the next AAGPBL reunion in Syracuse, NY, taking place in October 2019 where she seeks to keep the AAGPBL story alive to inspire the next generations of girls to reach for their dreams.

To this day, Corky looks to level the playing field for women everywhere because, while she recognizes that great strides have been made towards equality, she says we’re not quite there yet. “You see professional male coaches getting paid millions, but the female coaches don’t always get paid equally.” Ultimately, the equality that Corky seeks to achieve cannot be reached unless women work together to push each other and raise each other up, and it’s a responsibility of every woman—women are one team. “I think women can have a great effect on the younger ones, and we need to push them to go for their dreams,” she says.

CORKY'S WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT MILESTONES

Tau, including encouraging women to push themselves to reach their dreams and finding camaraderie with likeminded women. Regardless of where they come from, where they are going, or who they are, Corky has the same sage life advice for all. “Live each day to the max. Enjoy being who you are and don’t let anyone discourage you. Learn all you can from every direction and establish your own expertise.”

1943

Started as bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox of the AAGPBL

1954

Graduated from Ball State University and began her teaching career at Minneapolis Marshall High School

1955

Coached the girls swimming and tennis teams to city championships until 1958

1962

Takes first girl YWCA swimmers to compete in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Championships

1972

Title IX passed into legislation

1980

Named Athletic Director at Blake School, becoming the first female athletic director overseeing co-ed programs in the state of Minnesota

I think women can have a great effect on the younger ones, and we need to push them to go for their dreams. As a member of the organization P.E.O. she helps to raise money for scholarships, loans, and grants for women. “P.E.O. is a philanthropic, educational organization for and about women. I’ve been a member since 1979 and have served in several different offices. We’ve helped women to get loans to continue their educations and get the resources they need to succeed.” P.E.O. has afforded her many of the same opportunities sisters find in Alpha Sigma

1982

2008

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Inducted into the Minnesota Swim Coach Hall of Fame as the first female inductee (sharing the honor with another worthy female swim coach) Won first place in US Nationals and second in World Master’s (5K, 10K, and 15K) cross country skiing races at the age of 76, proving to be an inspiration for women everywhere

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WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN a Coke afterwards. It was the process of them really learning to become athletes.” She fondly recalls a student that started the ninth grade unable to run a quarter of a block, but finished the 12th grade as the captain of the cross-country, skiing, and distance track teams. “We pushed her to do something in the first place, to join a sport and be a part of a team.” In addition to molding young athletes, Corky herself is an accomplished athlete. Beginning the bulk of her own athletic career as an adult, Corky competed in US and World Masters cross country skiing for about thirty years. After retiring from teaching in schools, she’s gone on to manage a recreation center, serve as an assistant swim coach, participate in a book club, sing in the church choir, and teach water exercise classes. Not being active is not a possibility for Corky – she strives to try new things and have new experiences whenever she can. “I’ve been in a hot air balloon off the coast of Maine, I’ve traveled extensively, and I even paraglided in the Alps in France. I had to talk myself into the paragliding,” she laughed. Next on her list is a river cruise to Berlin and Prague, and the next AAGPBL reunion in Syracuse, NY, taking place in October 2019 where she seeks to keep the AAGPBL story alive to inspire the next generations of girls to reach for their dreams.

To this day, Corky looks to level the playing field for women everywhere because, while she recognizes that great strides have been made towards equality, she says we’re not quite there yet. “You see professional male coaches getting paid millions, but the female coaches don’t always get paid equally.” Ultimately, the equality that Corky seeks to achieve cannot be reached unless women work together to push each other and raise each other up, and it’s a responsibility of every woman—women are one team. “I think women can have a great effect on the younger ones, and we need to push them to go for their dreams,” she says.

CORKY'S WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT MILESTONES

Tau, including encouraging women to push themselves to reach their dreams and finding camaraderie with likeminded women. Regardless of where they come from, where they are going, or who they are, Corky has the same sage life advice for all. “Live each day to the max. Enjoy being who you are and don’t let anyone discourage you. Learn all you can from every direction and establish your own expertise.”

1943

Started as bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox of the AAGPBL

1954

Graduated from Ball State University and began her teaching career at Minneapolis Marshall High School

1955

Coached the girls swimming and tennis teams to city championships until 1958

1962

Takes first girl YWCA swimmers to compete in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Championships

1972

Title IX passed into legislation

1980

Named Athletic Director at Blake School, becoming the first female athletic director overseeing co-ed programs in the state of Minnesota

I think women can have a great effect on the younger ones, and we need to push them to go for their dreams. As a member of the organization P.E.O. she helps to raise money for scholarships, loans, and grants for women. “P.E.O. is a philanthropic, educational organization for and about women. I’ve been a member since 1979 and have served in several different offices. We’ve helped women to get loans to continue their educations and get the resources they need to succeed.” P.E.O. has afforded her many of the same opportunities sisters find in Alpha Sigma

1982

2008

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Inducted into the Minnesota Swim Coach Hall of Fame as the first female inductee (sharing the honor with another worthy female swim coach) Won first place in US Nationals and second in World Master’s (5K, 10K, and 15K) cross country skiing races at the age of 76, proving to be an inspiration for women everywhere

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BEYOND THE BADGE

MEET JEN COHEN

Gamma Rho, Seton Hall University Associate Director of Fraternity/ Sorority Life, Old Dominion University Many of us love our sorority experience, but few go so far as to chase it for a career. Jen Cohen, however, is an exception. Traveling as an Educational Consultant for Alpha Sigma Tau led her to the decision to build her career around her passion for sorority. And she did just that.

I am most passionate about

This or That: BOOK OR PODCAST EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL COFFEE DATE OR HAPPY HOUR YOGA OR 5K CLASSIC NEUTRALS OR BRIGHT COLORS

my students’ experiences. I love the work that I do because I know it makes a difference in the individual lives of students. College is such a unique time, and college students are an interesting population by which to be surrounded. Often, it is both the best time and a trying time of a person’s life, and I love working to help students during this time and contribute to their success.

If I weren’t in my current profession, I would be a human rights advocate. My undergraduate degree is in International Relations and Diplomacy, and through my coursework and internships, I became increasingly aware of the number of human rights injustices around the world. When considering how I could directly use my degree, I was drawn to nonprofit work because I saw where I could make a difference—even if that meant making just one person’s life a bit better.

A woman who helped me get to where I am today is my mom. She always believed her role was to foster independence in my brother and me, and that instilled a strong sense of confidence in us.

Advice I would give my younger self would be that most things that you are stressing about will not matter.

I start my day by checking all of my notifications to see what I missed overnight. And breakfast. Always breakfast.

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER By: Ashley Hoogstraten Burk, Beta Pi

Michele Dougherty Cassalia, Beta Epsilon, has talked about Alpha Sigma Tau and her sorority memories since her daughter, Kristen, was young. “I knew no one at Shippensburg when I started there. I kept hearing about sororities on campus and gave it a chance to meet some new people; I knew immediately that Alpha Sigma Tau was the home for me,” Michele explained. That feeling only grew as Michele eventually rose to leadership roles within the chapter, including serving on the executive committee. “Being the President of the Beta Epsilon Chapter has given me more hands-on life experience than my four years of college courses,” Michele boasts. “I never could have imagined what it would bring me.” What Michele didn’t realize was that the Beta Epsilon Chapter she called home would one day be home for her daughter, Kristen Cassalia, and several of her Sisters’ future daughters, too. “When Kristen told me she was joining Alpha Sigma Tau, I was so incredibly excited,” Michele shared. “I even made a Facebook post about it so I could share the news with everyone!” Last fall, Michele and several of her chapter Sisters flocked to campus to celebrate Homecoming at their alma mater, and this event ended up being more special than they could have ever imagined, as three alumnae members from the same class gathered back on campus, each with a daughter currently a collegiate member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau. Becoming an Alpha Sigma Tau had become a very special tradition and is a legacy these mothers and daughters will cherish Alpha Sigma Tau welcomes outstanding women who embody the Sorority’s values and who seek opportunities to connect, grow, and excel throughout life.

working out, reading, or binge-watching some shows.

Do you know a young woman who attends, or is about to attend, a school with an Alpha Sigma Tau chapter? Would she make a great Sorority Sister? Encourage her to join and submit a Recommendation Form on her behalf!

To me, Defining Excellence means

Visit alphasigmatau.org/recommend to complete the form and

never settling for mediocre. Instead, always strive to be a lifelong learner and look for ways to improve.

we'll share your recommendation with the chapter on her campus. Alumnae Recommendations are valuable at any school. This is your opportunity to facilitate a connection between a young woman you love and a Sisterhood that you cherish.

… and unwind by

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BEYOND THE BADGE

MEET JEN COHEN

Gamma Rho, Seton Hall University Associate Director of Fraternity/ Sorority Life, Old Dominion University Many of us love our sorority experience, but few go so far as to chase it for a career. Jen Cohen, however, is an exception. Traveling as an Educational Consultant for Alpha Sigma Tau led her to the decision to build her career around her passion for sorority. And she did just that.

I am most passionate about

This or That: BOOK OR PODCAST EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL COFFEE DATE OR HAPPY HOUR YOGA OR 5K CLASSIC NEUTRALS OR BRIGHT COLORS

my students’ experiences. I love the work that I do because I know it makes a difference in the individual lives of students. College is such a unique time, and college students are an interesting population by which to be surrounded. Often, it is both the best time and a trying time of a person’s life, and I love working to help students during this time and contribute to their success.

If I weren’t in my current profession, I would be a human rights advocate. My undergraduate degree is in International Relations and Diplomacy, and through my coursework and internships, I became increasingly aware of the number of human rights injustices around the world. When considering how I could directly use my degree, I was drawn to nonprofit work because I saw where I could make a difference—even if that meant making just one person’s life a bit better.

A woman who helped me get to where I am today is my mom. She always believed her role was to foster independence in my brother and me, and that instilled a strong sense of confidence in us.

Advice I would give my younger self would be that most things that you are stressing about will not matter.

I start my day by checking all of my notifications to see what I missed overnight. And breakfast. Always breakfast.

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER By: Ashley Hoogstraten Burk, Beta Pi

Michele Dougherty Cassalia, Beta Epsilon, has talked about Alpha Sigma Tau and her sorority memories since her daughter, Kristen, was young. “I knew no one at Shippensburg when I started there. I kept hearing about sororities on campus and gave it a chance to meet some new people; I knew immediately that Alpha Sigma Tau was the home for me,” Michele explained. That feeling only grew as Michele eventually rose to leadership roles within the chapter, including serving on the executive committee. “Being the President of the Beta Epsilon Chapter has given me more hands-on life experience than my four years of college courses,” Michele boasts. “I never could have imagined what it would bring me.” What Michele didn’t realize was that the Beta Epsilon Chapter she called home would one day be home for her daughter, Kristen Cassalia, and several of her Sisters’ future daughters, too. “When Kristen told me she was joining Alpha Sigma Tau, I was so incredibly excited,” Michele shared. “I even made a Facebook post about it so I could share the news with everyone!” Last fall, Michele and several of her chapter Sisters flocked to campus to celebrate Homecoming at their alma mater, and this event ended up being more special than they could have ever imagined, as three alumnae members from the same class gathered back on campus, each with a daughter currently a collegiate member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau. Becoming an Alpha Sigma Tau had become a very special tradition and is a legacy these mothers and daughters will cherish Alpha Sigma Tau welcomes outstanding women who embody the Sorority’s values and who seek opportunities to connect, grow, and excel throughout life.

working out, reading, or binge-watching some shows.

Do you know a young woman who attends, or is about to attend, a school with an Alpha Sigma Tau chapter? Would she make a great Sorority Sister? Encourage her to join and submit a Recommendation Form on her behalf!

To me, Defining Excellence means

Visit alphasigmatau.org/recommend to complete the form and

never settling for mediocre. Instead, always strive to be a lifelong learner and look for ways to improve.

we'll share your recommendation with the chapter on her campus. Alumnae Recommendations are valuable at any school. This is your opportunity to facilitate a connection between a young woman you love and a Sisterhood that you cherish.

… and unwind by

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FOUNDATION IMPACT

ILLUMINATING OUR SISTERHOOD

Illuminate is grounded in real life. Thousands of successful women leaders were asked a simple question: what skills do you have that were an invaluable part of your success? Their answers provide the foundation for Illuminate, including the identification of eight leadership competencies that, when mastered, are more likely to lead to a successful, fulfilling life.

Each day, collegiate Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau benefit from the philanthropy of Foundation donors. Whether it's through scholarships, knowledge or skills gained from critical educational programming like Not Anymore and GreekLifeEdu, a national event experience, or the opportunity to develop deeper levels of Sisterhood through Illuminate, Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation donors make it possible for our organization and its members to grow. Over the last year, Sisters of the Beta Iota Chapter at Millersville University in Pennsylvania have utilized the Illuminate program to strengthen their bonds and recognize the unique traits and skills of individual Sisters. Beta Iota Chapter President Melanie Wolff first experienced Illuminate’s impact while attending Alpha Sigma Tau’s 42nd National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in June 2018. Throughout the Convention weekend, Sisters were offered Illuminating Our Sisterhood cards, each featuring one of Illuminate’s eight leadership competencies. Attendees were encouraged to recognize Sisters with a corresponding card when they witnessed a competency exemplified. “I saw how the Illuminate cards increased Sisters’ confidence during Convention and knew it was something I wanted to bring back to my chapter. The cards made the competencies easy to understand and more relatable.” Upon returning to campus in the fall, Melanie built time into each chapter meeting to share the eight competency cards and “award” a Sister with each one, setting the tone for the program to become a regular part of the chapter experience. “I started noticing people having group conversations about the competencies. There was a lot of self-realization and awareness, and I think it helped reinforce who we want to be and what we want to achieve as a chapter.” Since Melanie introduced the cards, officer transitions have passed the Illuminate torch to current Vice President of Membership Development, Alyssa Newton, who has also served as an Illuminate Class Facilitator over the past year. “As a Freshman Class Facilitator, I watched my new member class really bond over Illuminate. We had only known one another for a short time but Illuminate encouraged us to be vulnerable with one another. We opened up about things that we never would have spoken about so quickly. This taught us empathy for each other and that translates to our community. We are all more similar than we thought because we never know what someone else is going through.”

Since inheriting the Illuminating Our Sisterhood cards from Melanie, Alyssa has made a few changes. Rather than sharing all eight competencies at every meeting, she chooses to focus on one competency a week. Additionally, Alyssa encourages the chapter to collectively nominate a Sister to be recognized with that week’s card. “Now that the competencies are familiar for people, Sisters spend time thinking about who they might like to nominate at each meeting. They celebrate and remember positive displays of the competencies throughout the week and get excited to participate in the small and large group Illuminate activities we plan throughout the semester.” In addition to personal growth and individual recognition, Alyssa shared how Illuminate helped the chapter overcome a challenge together. “Last year, at the end of the semester, a lot of Sisters were overwhelmed with finals and Sorority activities. There was a level of annoyance about obligations. Illuminate helped bring us back to why we were there and how important this organization is to us.” Additionally, Alyssa sees the potential for impact extending past the collegiate member experience. “These are things we need to know every day. So many of us are studying to be teachers or are majoring in areas of human services or social work. This is very relevant to what we will be doing after college.” Sarah Polkabla Cox, an alumna of the Gamma Zeta Chapter at Frostburg State University, supports Alyssa and Melanie in their execution of Illuminate as a volunteer Master Facilitator for the program. She, too, sees the long-term value of offering programs like this to collegiate members. “I have loved Illuminate since I was first introduced to it because it offers members a way to use what they have learned as Sorority members in the professional world

Competencies include: · Genuine · Communicates Effectively following graduation. Illuminate helps incorporate the values we share as members of Alpha Sigma Tau in and throughout our daily lives.”

· Possesses Expertise

Illuminate is supported by a grant through the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation and is only possible thanks to the generosity of members and friends. Thank you for your commitment to empowering women and growing the future for our Sisterhood through leadership programs.

· Values and Maintains Relationships

Illuminate is instrumental to our individual and chapter growth, and it’s awesome we have this opportunity because of Foundation donors — Sisters who believe in us and in cultivating

· Personal Life Balance · Contributes to Society · Confident · Innovates and Manages Change Learn more about Illuminate, and read and download the Illuminating Our Sisterhood cards at alphasigmatau.org/illuminate

our full potential. Thank you! —Melanie Wolff, Beta Iota

Dear Sisters, Throughout these pages, we have seen examples of the often-understated benefits that accompany Sorority membership—development of lifelong skills, self-empowerment, and pride in belonging to something larger than oneself. Many supporters of the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation choose to give back because they have experienced one, or maybe even all, of these benefits firsthand. Members like you believe in the power of Sorority and the Alpha Sigma Tau Sisterhood and are inspired to do what you can to enhance the experience for those that follow. It’s been an exciting season for the Foundation as we’ve celebrated that commitment. In November, we hosted our 3rd Annual Founders Day of Giving, which brought record-breaking support and offered continued growth of critical programs and initiatives. Additionally, we acknowledged Sisters and friends at the start of 2019 through Annual Giving Circles, and collegiate members expressed gratitude for and shared the impact of your contributions during Donor Love Week. As we look to the months ahead, we are excited to offer more awards through our scholarship program than ever before, as well as explore additional opportunities to support the ever-changing needs of members. Today, and always, we are incredibly grateful for you. Thank you for making the understated benefits of Sorority possible. In Sisterhood and Friendship,

Kris Haskin, Beta Pi (Eastern Illinois University) President, Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation

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FOUNDATION IMPACT

ILLUMINATING OUR SISTERHOOD

Illuminate is grounded in real life. Thousands of successful women leaders were asked a simple question: what skills do you have that were an invaluable part of your success? Their answers provide the foundation for Illuminate, including the identification of eight leadership competencies that, when mastered, are more likely to lead to a successful, fulfilling life.

Each day, collegiate Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau benefit from the philanthropy of Foundation donors. Whether it's through scholarships, knowledge or skills gained from critical educational programming like Not Anymore and GreekLifeEdu, a national event experience, or the opportunity to develop deeper levels of Sisterhood through Illuminate, Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation donors make it possible for our organization and its members to grow. Over the last year, Sisters of the Beta Iota Chapter at Millersville University in Pennsylvania have utilized the Illuminate program to strengthen their bonds and recognize the unique traits and skills of individual Sisters. Beta Iota Chapter President Melanie Wolff first experienced Illuminate’s impact while attending Alpha Sigma Tau’s 42nd National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in June 2018. Throughout the Convention weekend, Sisters were offered Illuminating Our Sisterhood cards, each featuring one of Illuminate’s eight leadership competencies. Attendees were encouraged to recognize Sisters with a corresponding card when they witnessed a competency exemplified. “I saw how the Illuminate cards increased Sisters’ confidence during Convention and knew it was something I wanted to bring back to my chapter. The cards made the competencies easy to understand and more relatable.” Upon returning to campus in the fall, Melanie built time into each chapter meeting to share the eight competency cards and “award” a Sister with each one, setting the tone for the program to become a regular part of the chapter experience. “I started noticing people having group conversations about the competencies. There was a lot of self-realization and awareness, and I think it helped reinforce who we want to be and what we want to achieve as a chapter.” Since Melanie introduced the cards, officer transitions have passed the Illuminate torch to current Vice President of Membership Development, Alyssa Newton, who has also served as an Illuminate Class Facilitator over the past year. “As a Freshman Class Facilitator, I watched my new member class really bond over Illuminate. We had only known one another for a short time but Illuminate encouraged us to be vulnerable with one another. We opened up about things that we never would have spoken about so quickly. This taught us empathy for each other and that translates to our community. We are all more similar than we thought because we never know what someone else is going through.”

Since inheriting the Illuminating Our Sisterhood cards from Melanie, Alyssa has made a few changes. Rather than sharing all eight competencies at every meeting, she chooses to focus on one competency a week. Additionally, Alyssa encourages the chapter to collectively nominate a Sister to be recognized with that week’s card. “Now that the competencies are familiar for people, Sisters spend time thinking about who they might like to nominate at each meeting. They celebrate and remember positive displays of the competencies throughout the week and get excited to participate in the small and large group Illuminate activities we plan throughout the semester.” In addition to personal growth and individual recognition, Alyssa shared how Illuminate helped the chapter overcome a challenge together. “Last year, at the end of the semester, a lot of Sisters were overwhelmed with finals and Sorority activities. There was a level of annoyance about obligations. Illuminate helped bring us back to why we were there and how important this organization is to us.” Additionally, Alyssa sees the potential for impact extending past the collegiate member experience. “These are things we need to know every day. So many of us are studying to be teachers or are majoring in areas of human services or social work. This is very relevant to what we will be doing after college.” Sarah Polkabla Cox, an alumna of the Gamma Zeta Chapter at Frostburg State University, supports Alyssa and Melanie in their execution of Illuminate as a volunteer Master Facilitator for the program. She, too, sees the long-term value of offering programs like this to collegiate members. “I have loved Illuminate since I was first introduced to it because it offers members a way to use what they have learned as Sorority members in the professional world

Competencies include: · Genuine · Communicates Effectively following graduation. Illuminate helps incorporate the values we share as members of Alpha Sigma Tau in and throughout our daily lives.”

· Possesses Expertise

Illuminate is supported by a grant through the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation and is only possible thanks to the generosity of members and friends. Thank you for your commitment to empowering women and growing the future for our Sisterhood through leadership programs.

· Values and Maintains Relationships

Illuminate is instrumental to our individual and chapter growth, and it’s awesome we have this opportunity because of Foundation donors — Sisters who believe in us and in cultivating

· Personal Life Balance · Contributes to Society · Confident · Innovates and Manages Change Learn more about Illuminate, and read and download the Illuminating Our Sisterhood cards at alphasigmatau.org/illuminate

our full potential. Thank you! —Melanie Wolff, Beta Iota

Dear Sisters, Throughout these pages, we have seen examples of the often-understated benefits that accompany Sorority membership—development of lifelong skills, self-empowerment, and pride in belonging to something larger than oneself. Many supporters of the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation choose to give back because they have experienced one, or maybe even all, of these benefits firsthand. Members like you believe in the power of Sorority and the Alpha Sigma Tau Sisterhood and are inspired to do what you can to enhance the experience for those that follow. It’s been an exciting season for the Foundation as we’ve celebrated that commitment. In November, we hosted our 3rd Annual Founders Day of Giving, which brought record-breaking support and offered continued growth of critical programs and initiatives. Additionally, we acknowledged Sisters and friends at the start of 2019 through Annual Giving Circles, and collegiate members expressed gratitude for and shared the impact of your contributions during Donor Love Week. As we look to the months ahead, we are excited to offer more awards through our scholarship program than ever before, as well as explore additional opportunities to support the ever-changing needs of members. Today, and always, we are incredibly grateful for you. Thank you for making the understated benefits of Sorority possible. In Sisterhood and Friendship,

Kris Haskin, Beta Pi (Eastern Illinois University) President, Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation

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FOUNDATION RECOGNITION

Thank You to the 2018 Members of Annual Giving Circles The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize individuals, chapters, foundations, and businesses contributing $100+ annually (January 1 - December 31, 2018) to any fund through the giving circles listed below. Benefits include an exclusive annual donor gift, name tag ribbon recognition at national events, and recognition on the Sorority website and in Foundation-related print and electronic materials throughout the year. Annual giving is integral to the success of our organization. Thank you for your generous and continued support!

Emerald Circle ($10,000 – $24,999) Shel Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Ruby Circle ($5,000 – $9,999) Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi James R. Paponetti

Eternal Light Circle ($2,500 – $4,999) Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda Dr. Edward Jervey Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, and Timothy Miller Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma Joell Jean Sperry, Gamma Theta Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority

Yellow Rose Circle ($1,000 – $2,499) Allison Abayasekara, Gamma Tau Laura Clark, Psi Heidi Simon Craft, Delta Nu Amanda Michele Davis, Delta Upsilon Lettie Cottrell Dreyer, Delta Delta Kristina Moron Eaton, Gamma Delta, and Andrew Eaton Christie L. Fidura, Zeta Tau Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi Valerie Patton George, Alpha Nancy S. Hanks, Beta Eta Jenni Kemmery, Delta Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta, and Jonathan Kindred Carol Zorger Mooney, Alpha Lambda Holly Primus Morris Katherine Pulley Onyshko, Esq., Delta Phi Debi McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu Markella Saliaris, Gamma Tau Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta Kathy Orrison Sharp, Alpha Alpha Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu Beta Nu Chapter C & K Clark Family Foundation Kenneth & Hazel Roe Foundation

Investor’s Circle ($500 – $999) Mary Elizabeth Askins, Alpha Lambda Frances Bäby, Omicron Carol Baril, Beta Zeta Sally Brancheau Belknap, Alpha Rita Bertolino, Phi Angie Bong Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho Megan Escobar, Gamma Tau Stacey Daniel Fragile, Gamma Mu Rachel Bourgeois Green, Phi Carol Matthews Johnson, Beta Zeta Jennie Wysocki Kuhns, Gamma Rho

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Ruby V. Marcelo, Delta Nu Michelle McKinnon, Delta Phi Allie Ellis Mills, Gamma Gamma Patricia L. Nayle, Phi Rachel Presskreischer, Delta Phi Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi Ange Prudot Roeske, Alpha Lambda Janis Rohling Rowland, Iota Christine Sario-Valdes, Gamma Upsilon Melissa Savich, Beta Leah Smith, Beta Delta Ashley Smith, Psi Samantha Pankau Thomas, Beta Lauren Bendes Warren, Beta Xi Diane Marie Wehby, Gamma Xi Mary Ellen Willmitch, Alpha Rho Bethany Yost, Beta Delta Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter St. Louis Alumnae Chapter Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter

Believer’s Circle ($250 – $499)

Lisa Andrus, Delta Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu Nicole Moretta Ball, Sigma Marcia Comeaux Barr, Phi Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Rebecca Zoeller Bathon, Beta Pi Leeza Crawford Beazlie, Zeta Tau Mary Glor Bolton, Sigma Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma Lauren M. Bromley, Epsilon Alpha Sharon Langford Carpenter, Epsilon Alpha Sandra Cary, Delta Lara Cegala-Williams, Psi Kathleen Adrienna Chase, Delta Nu Tracy Ciabattoni, Zeta Carol J. Cooper, Zeta Tau Abigail Corbin, Gamma Tau Jenni Cornelius, Beta Eta Chrissi Ward Cullen, Psi, and Kenneth Cullen Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu Samantha Deckard, Delta Tau Sarah DiDavide, Delta Delta Janet Dodson, Iota Beth Carney Ebberman, Phi Gail Shockley Fowler, Alpha Lambda Krista Fhaner Fox, Beta Chi Nicole Noyse France, Alpha Crystal Freker, Delta Psi Meilyng Gonzalez-Adams, Gamma Theta Anne Curran Gruber, Alpha Janice Grundy, Beta Xi Karen Laursen Kessler, Beta Xi Canda Kroger, Rho Jenna Lewis, Gamma Gamma Megan MacFeat, Beta Mu

Nadia Sawka Maddens, Theta Emily Ashby McIntire, Alpha Lambda Beth Knaus McOsker, Alpha Lambda Andrea Rogers Mersiovsky, Rho Michelle Harvey-Meyers, Beta Chi Allison Miller, Phi ReAnna Hart Moore, Epsilon Omicron Jullie Driscoll-Nauman, Zeta Tau Ben Nemenoff Lynn Wilkie Newberry, Alpha Lambda Bobbie M. Nichols, Alpha Gamma Christina Alexandria Oates Turner, Gamma Gamma Lindsay Ezersky O'Brien, Alpha Lambda Kristie DiRosario Phil, Beta Tau Faye Pleasants, Psi Vyonne Davis Puffenberger, Psi Jessica Langkamer Quinones, Delta Debbie Ray, Alpha Jamie L. Rossi, Gamma Theta Kimberly Schaap Sandt, Gamma Lambda Briana Simko-Williams, Beta Delta Erin Nicole Sloan, Rho Justina Solties, Gamma Theta Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Lisa Throckmorton, Alpha Lambda Lauren Watkins Vargeson, Gamma Pi Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda Joanne Rupprecht Walter, Psi Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi Lucinda J. Younce, Alpha Alpha Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter

Supporter’s Circle ($100 – $249) Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon Susan Anghel, Alpha Rho Caitlin Armour, Gamma Tau Amy Austin, Beta Xi Kathy Pulice Baecker, Theta Alice Ball, Epsilon Gamma Liz Gray Bazemore, Alpha Lambda Ashley Brown Beasley, Beta Zeta Jeannie Benson Kathryn Bonifield, Delta Phi Brittany Booth Emily Borra, Epsilon Chi Jennifer Bowers, Delta Tammy Brumwell Bresnahan, Beta Mu Amy DuPree Brooks, Alpha Xi Laura Rose Brophy, Beta Tau Sara Brown, Gamma Pi Julie Bell Bruington, Iota Ashley Nicole Hoogstraten Burk, Beta Pi Mary Cannon Cabot, Delta Upsilon Seleena Carpenter, Alpha Amy Caulfield, Delta Phi Melissa Chavez, Epsilon Omicron

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Suzanne Coccagna, Delta Jen Cohen, Gamma Rho Dr. Lee Crigler, Zeta Tau Ginny Duggan Crone Carr, Alpha Lambda Cheryl Skeens Cropco, Alpha Lambda Claire Crosmun, Gamma Xi Robert Croye, in Memory of Pansy Croye, Omicron Erin Addison Curran, Epsilon Epsilon Emily Davis, Delta Alpha Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Alpha Kathy Phipps Dennis, Alpha Lambda Carole Burns DeRuiter, Alpha Lambda Jenn L. DeVries, Alpha Phi Kristine Bauknight DeYoung, Delta Upsilon Tiphany Shannon DiMauro, Delta Rho Patricia K. DiStefano, Omicron Jennifer Dodson, Zeta Tau Lani Dollar, Gamma Gamma Sailynn Meghan Doyle, Gamma Delta Anyssa Dudley, Zeta Tau Mary Lee Dula, Delta Phi Michelle Wirth Dusky, Beta Eta Melissa Terranova Edwards, Delta Rho Joanne Golik Eisenhauer, Alpha Lambda Pam Emory-Siedling, Beta Mu Jana C. Epperly, Iota AJ Smith Ezersky, Alpha Lambda Carol A. Ficeti, Alpha Rho Karah Fissel, Psi Katie Jones Fiumecaldo, Delta Alpha Pat Flaugher, Psi Patricia McCollough Flowers, Alpha Alpha Tara Riggs Foncannon, Epsilon Omicron Lisa-Marie Cox Fredericks, Beta Xi Laurie Garcia, Epsilon Beta Lila Yuen Garvey, Delta Phi Molly R. Gertenbach, Gamma Tau Catherine Kieffer Gervase, Sigma Jennifer Gibson, Beta Pi Anna Golladay, Chi Janet Engelbrecht Gottsleben, Beta Nicole Gozzi, Alpha Lambda Jenn Marshall Green, Alpha Gamma Nancy L. Greenawalt, Alpha Pi Allison A. Bressler Grove, Alpha Tau Judith Gullion, Alpha Lambda Bonnie Baran Gurney, Alpha Lambda Kimberlee Harrell Guy, Gamma Gamma Kaitlin Musloe Hall, Delta Alpha Donna Halstead, Beta Mary Stitt Harmon, Zeta Jess Harper, Delta Mu Tina Price Harper, Delta Mu Kimberly Bradley Harr, Alpha Lambda Melanie Evans Hartle, Delta Alpha Kris Haskin, Beta Pi Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi Jennifer Hepler, Delta Alpha Veronica Leitner Hill, Psi Tracy Hobbs, Delta Rho Alicia Hoffman, Delta Nu Judith Houck, Zeta Carrie Gilbreath Hulcher, Rho Adeline Hummel, Beta Xi Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Ronica Marie Jackson, Epsilon Beta

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Dr. Linda Bethel James, Alpha Lambda Carol Jew, Delta Phi Shing Jew Olivia Melissa Johnson, Delta Sigma Cecilia Kadane, Alpha Gamma Kathleen Kalinsky, Psi Kathy Keith, Delta Mu Sara Kendle, Zeta Tau Alex L. Kennedy Elaine Martin Kneebone, Alpha Gamma Jordan Knuth, Beta Pi Jennifer Hibar Korbely, Gamma Theta Jessica L. Kromer, Delta Beta Jackie Oesmann Kruk, Delta Alpha Jennifer LaBonte, Delta Omicron Laura Lastra, Delta Rho Carol A. Latronica, Zeta Sarah Lavalette, Gamma Delta Dawn Scott Lecker, Beta Delta Beth Reichelt LeRoy, Alpha Alpha Sarah Lewis, Delta Alpha Nicole Montero Lopez, Delta Phi Brianne Ludlow, Epsilon Theta Kristi Gdanetz MacCready, Gamma Theta Michelle Macey, Gamma Delta Mary Sinibaldi Mancino, Alpha Omicron Debbie Williams Manning, Alpha Tau Cassandra Williams Marion, Beta Xi Michelle Zewe Markley, Alpha Tau Mary Eubanks Mazzola, Delta Rho Aisha Mian McGill, Psi Shae Woodward McLin, Phi Jean Ryckman McNamara, Sigma Laura Squires Meza, Phi Megan A. Middleton, Delta Psi Tina Collins Miller, Sigma Alice Mitchell, Delta Nu Cristi Marie Mitchell, Gamma Tau Christy Mogel, Gamma Theta Bev Singel Molnar, Delta Julie Ryan Montgomery, Beta Pi Amy L. Neff, Epsilon Delta Karen Nicolaus Ryan, Zeta Tau Teri Heisey Nytz, Beta Iota Kelli O’Brien, Delta Eta Beth G. Ollson, Gamma Delta Rick Onyshko Nuan Openshaw-Dion, Psi Kristin Palmsiano, Delta Delta Missy Friesen Parks, Beta Xi Leslie Franklin Parlow, Alpha Lambda Kathy Passaro, Delta Phi Mary-Louise Paucke Lovell, Gamma Pi Michelle Hannas Percival, Delta Upsilon Sara Wilson Perez, Beta Delta Kathleen Wheat Perschbacher, Gamma Xi Cassie Pershyn, Sigma Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi Danielle Pinkerton Crystal L. Poe, Omicron Samantha Polito, Delta Alpha Lori Strong Poore, Beta Pi Liz Jones Potter, Alpha Lambda Genie Carter Powers, Phi Dr. Inga Smith Pratt, Delta Nu Susan Woodrow Pyle, Gamma Gamma Alicia Raciti, Beta Delta

Alicia Pais Raizen, Beta Theta Sharon Eaton Richard, Alpha Nu Erica May Richards, Beta Mu Rebecca Riede, Gamma Gamma Ann Holmes Ritterspach, Alpha Lambda Mary Jane Rodriguez, Gamma Gamma Susan Rogers, Alpha Lambda Jennifer Ross, Beta Mu Dorothy Rowe, Psi Danielle Polk Running, Beta Xi Samantha Wilson Ryan, Epsilon Kappa Tiffany Marie Saragian, Beta Tau Cathy Schreiner, Chi Suzanne Lilliquist Schultz, Delta Kathy Anderson Seeger, Phi Rebecca Holt Sharber, Alpha Gamma Morgan Shiflett, Alpha Lambda Patti Klausing Simmons, Delta Sherry Parker Skinner, Alpha Eta Vicky Matyas Smith, Beta Pi Carol Waller Smith, Gamma Gamma Misty Coe Smith, Psi Kristin Block Stack, Delta Nu Vanessa Stevens, Psi Colleen Stiening, Zeta Kendall Tallmadge, Delta Nu Dorothy Tasker Michele Tenore, Alpha Lambda Michele Thomas, Alpha Lambda Alice L. Thomas, Beta Phi Linda Jo Lewis Thornberg, Alpha Tau Pat Thomas Torrence, Psi Jessica Treneer, Epsilon Lambda Maryanne Trexler, Alpha Lambda Jennifer Troch, Psi Mary Herkomer Ulisky, Alpha Alpha Diane Underwood, Psi Michele Upright Mary Jane Urbanowicz, Beta Epsilon Dana Cain Vann, Delta Rho Kellie Margaret Vehlies, Epsilon Epsilon Tina Opal Velt, Alpha Lambda Jamie Alunni Vinci, Zeta Megan E. Walker, Delta Phi Jason West Jessica Gendron Williams, Beta Pi Rhonda Shaulis Yahner, Delta Rebecca Lapham Yaun, Delta Rho Mildred Wodkowski Youmans, Theta Lynnette Youngblood, Gamma Gamma Jessica Leigh Zabriskie Lynne Zaledonis, Psi Bethany Drury Zepeda, Epsilon Lambda Holly L. Zimmerman, Gamma Tau Alpha Tau Chapter Gamma Gamma Chapter Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter Lehigh Valley Alumnae Chapter Lowell Alumnae Chapter

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FOUNDATION RECOGNITION

Thank You to the 2018 Members of Annual Giving Circles The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize individuals, chapters, foundations, and businesses contributing $100+ annually (January 1 - December 31, 2018) to any fund through the giving circles listed below. Benefits include an exclusive annual donor gift, name tag ribbon recognition at national events, and recognition on the Sorority website and in Foundation-related print and electronic materials throughout the year. Annual giving is integral to the success of our organization. Thank you for your generous and continued support!

Emerald Circle ($10,000 – $24,999) Shel Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Ruby Circle ($5,000 – $9,999) Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi James R. Paponetti

Eternal Light Circle ($2,500 – $4,999) Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda Dr. Edward Jervey Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, and Timothy Miller Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma Joell Jean Sperry, Gamma Theta Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority

Yellow Rose Circle ($1,000 – $2,499) Allison Abayasekara, Gamma Tau Laura Clark, Psi Heidi Simon Craft, Delta Nu Amanda Michele Davis, Delta Upsilon Lettie Cottrell Dreyer, Delta Delta Kristina Moron Eaton, Gamma Delta, and Andrew Eaton Christie L. Fidura, Zeta Tau Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi Valerie Patton George, Alpha Nancy S. Hanks, Beta Eta Jenni Kemmery, Delta Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta, and Jonathan Kindred Carol Zorger Mooney, Alpha Lambda Holly Primus Morris Katherine Pulley Onyshko, Esq., Delta Phi Debi McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu Markella Saliaris, Gamma Tau Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta Kathy Orrison Sharp, Alpha Alpha Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu Beta Nu Chapter C & K Clark Family Foundation Kenneth & Hazel Roe Foundation

Investor’s Circle ($500 – $999) Mary Elizabeth Askins, Alpha Lambda Frances Bäby, Omicron Carol Baril, Beta Zeta Sally Brancheau Belknap, Alpha Rita Bertolino, Phi Angie Bong Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho Megan Escobar, Gamma Tau Stacey Daniel Fragile, Gamma Mu Rachel Bourgeois Green, Phi Carol Matthews Johnson, Beta Zeta Jennie Wysocki Kuhns, Gamma Rho

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Ruby V. Marcelo, Delta Nu Michelle McKinnon, Delta Phi Allie Ellis Mills, Gamma Gamma Patricia L. Nayle, Phi Rachel Presskreischer, Delta Phi Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi Ange Prudot Roeske, Alpha Lambda Janis Rohling Rowland, Iota Christine Sario-Valdes, Gamma Upsilon Melissa Savich, Beta Leah Smith, Beta Delta Ashley Smith, Psi Samantha Pankau Thomas, Beta Lauren Bendes Warren, Beta Xi Diane Marie Wehby, Gamma Xi Mary Ellen Willmitch, Alpha Rho Bethany Yost, Beta Delta Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter St. Louis Alumnae Chapter Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter

Believer’s Circle ($250 – $499)

Lisa Andrus, Delta Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu Nicole Moretta Ball, Sigma Marcia Comeaux Barr, Phi Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Rebecca Zoeller Bathon, Beta Pi Leeza Crawford Beazlie, Zeta Tau Mary Glor Bolton, Sigma Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma Lauren M. Bromley, Epsilon Alpha Sharon Langford Carpenter, Epsilon Alpha Sandra Cary, Delta Lara Cegala-Williams, Psi Kathleen Adrienna Chase, Delta Nu Tracy Ciabattoni, Zeta Carol J. Cooper, Zeta Tau Abigail Corbin, Gamma Tau Jenni Cornelius, Beta Eta Chrissi Ward Cullen, Psi, and Kenneth Cullen Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu Samantha Deckard, Delta Tau Sarah DiDavide, Delta Delta Janet Dodson, Iota Beth Carney Ebberman, Phi Gail Shockley Fowler, Alpha Lambda Krista Fhaner Fox, Beta Chi Nicole Noyse France, Alpha Crystal Freker, Delta Psi Meilyng Gonzalez-Adams, Gamma Theta Anne Curran Gruber, Alpha Janice Grundy, Beta Xi Karen Laursen Kessler, Beta Xi Canda Kroger, Rho Jenna Lewis, Gamma Gamma Megan MacFeat, Beta Mu

Nadia Sawka Maddens, Theta Emily Ashby McIntire, Alpha Lambda Beth Knaus McOsker, Alpha Lambda Andrea Rogers Mersiovsky, Rho Michelle Harvey-Meyers, Beta Chi Allison Miller, Phi ReAnna Hart Moore, Epsilon Omicron Jullie Driscoll-Nauman, Zeta Tau Ben Nemenoff Lynn Wilkie Newberry, Alpha Lambda Bobbie M. Nichols, Alpha Gamma Christina Alexandria Oates Turner, Gamma Gamma Lindsay Ezersky O'Brien, Alpha Lambda Kristie DiRosario Phil, Beta Tau Faye Pleasants, Psi Vyonne Davis Puffenberger, Psi Jessica Langkamer Quinones, Delta Debbie Ray, Alpha Jamie L. Rossi, Gamma Theta Kimberly Schaap Sandt, Gamma Lambda Briana Simko-Williams, Beta Delta Erin Nicole Sloan, Rho Justina Solties, Gamma Theta Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Lisa Throckmorton, Alpha Lambda Lauren Watkins Vargeson, Gamma Pi Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda Joanne Rupprecht Walter, Psi Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi Lucinda J. Younce, Alpha Alpha Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter

Supporter’s Circle ($100 – $249) Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon Susan Anghel, Alpha Rho Caitlin Armour, Gamma Tau Amy Austin, Beta Xi Kathy Pulice Baecker, Theta Alice Ball, Epsilon Gamma Liz Gray Bazemore, Alpha Lambda Ashley Brown Beasley, Beta Zeta Jeannie Benson Kathryn Bonifield, Delta Phi Brittany Booth Emily Borra, Epsilon Chi Jennifer Bowers, Delta Tammy Brumwell Bresnahan, Beta Mu Amy DuPree Brooks, Alpha Xi Laura Rose Brophy, Beta Tau Sara Brown, Gamma Pi Julie Bell Bruington, Iota Ashley Nicole Hoogstraten Burk, Beta Pi Mary Cannon Cabot, Delta Upsilon Seleena Carpenter, Alpha Amy Caulfield, Delta Phi Melissa Chavez, Epsilon Omicron

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Suzanne Coccagna, Delta Jen Cohen, Gamma Rho Dr. Lee Crigler, Zeta Tau Ginny Duggan Crone Carr, Alpha Lambda Cheryl Skeens Cropco, Alpha Lambda Claire Crosmun, Gamma Xi Robert Croye, in Memory of Pansy Croye, Omicron Erin Addison Curran, Epsilon Epsilon Emily Davis, Delta Alpha Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Alpha Kathy Phipps Dennis, Alpha Lambda Carole Burns DeRuiter, Alpha Lambda Jenn L. DeVries, Alpha Phi Kristine Bauknight DeYoung, Delta Upsilon Tiphany Shannon DiMauro, Delta Rho Patricia K. DiStefano, Omicron Jennifer Dodson, Zeta Tau Lani Dollar, Gamma Gamma Sailynn Meghan Doyle, Gamma Delta Anyssa Dudley, Zeta Tau Mary Lee Dula, Delta Phi Michelle Wirth Dusky, Beta Eta Melissa Terranova Edwards, Delta Rho Joanne Golik Eisenhauer, Alpha Lambda Pam Emory-Siedling, Beta Mu Jana C. Epperly, Iota AJ Smith Ezersky, Alpha Lambda Carol A. Ficeti, Alpha Rho Karah Fissel, Psi Katie Jones Fiumecaldo, Delta Alpha Pat Flaugher, Psi Patricia McCollough Flowers, Alpha Alpha Tara Riggs Foncannon, Epsilon Omicron Lisa-Marie Cox Fredericks, Beta Xi Laurie Garcia, Epsilon Beta Lila Yuen Garvey, Delta Phi Molly R. Gertenbach, Gamma Tau Catherine Kieffer Gervase, Sigma Jennifer Gibson, Beta Pi Anna Golladay, Chi Janet Engelbrecht Gottsleben, Beta Nicole Gozzi, Alpha Lambda Jenn Marshall Green, Alpha Gamma Nancy L. Greenawalt, Alpha Pi Allison A. Bressler Grove, Alpha Tau Judith Gullion, Alpha Lambda Bonnie Baran Gurney, Alpha Lambda Kimberlee Harrell Guy, Gamma Gamma Kaitlin Musloe Hall, Delta Alpha Donna Halstead, Beta Mary Stitt Harmon, Zeta Jess Harper, Delta Mu Tina Price Harper, Delta Mu Kimberly Bradley Harr, Alpha Lambda Melanie Evans Hartle, Delta Alpha Kris Haskin, Beta Pi Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi Jennifer Hepler, Delta Alpha Veronica Leitner Hill, Psi Tracy Hobbs, Delta Rho Alicia Hoffman, Delta Nu Judith Houck, Zeta Carrie Gilbreath Hulcher, Rho Adeline Hummel, Beta Xi Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Ronica Marie Jackson, Epsilon Beta

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Dr. Linda Bethel James, Alpha Lambda Carol Jew, Delta Phi Shing Jew Olivia Melissa Johnson, Delta Sigma Cecilia Kadane, Alpha Gamma Kathleen Kalinsky, Psi Kathy Keith, Delta Mu Sara Kendle, Zeta Tau Alex L. Kennedy Elaine Martin Kneebone, Alpha Gamma Jordan Knuth, Beta Pi Jennifer Hibar Korbely, Gamma Theta Jessica L. Kromer, Delta Beta Jackie Oesmann Kruk, Delta Alpha Jennifer LaBonte, Delta Omicron Laura Lastra, Delta Rho Carol A. Latronica, Zeta Sarah Lavalette, Gamma Delta Dawn Scott Lecker, Beta Delta Beth Reichelt LeRoy, Alpha Alpha Sarah Lewis, Delta Alpha Nicole Montero Lopez, Delta Phi Brianne Ludlow, Epsilon Theta Kristi Gdanetz MacCready, Gamma Theta Michelle Macey, Gamma Delta Mary Sinibaldi Mancino, Alpha Omicron Debbie Williams Manning, Alpha Tau Cassandra Williams Marion, Beta Xi Michelle Zewe Markley, Alpha Tau Mary Eubanks Mazzola, Delta Rho Aisha Mian McGill, Psi Shae Woodward McLin, Phi Jean Ryckman McNamara, Sigma Laura Squires Meza, Phi Megan A. Middleton, Delta Psi Tina Collins Miller, Sigma Alice Mitchell, Delta Nu Cristi Marie Mitchell, Gamma Tau Christy Mogel, Gamma Theta Bev Singel Molnar, Delta Julie Ryan Montgomery, Beta Pi Amy L. Neff, Epsilon Delta Karen Nicolaus Ryan, Zeta Tau Teri Heisey Nytz, Beta Iota Kelli O’Brien, Delta Eta Beth G. Ollson, Gamma Delta Rick Onyshko Nuan Openshaw-Dion, Psi Kristin Palmsiano, Delta Delta Missy Friesen Parks, Beta Xi Leslie Franklin Parlow, Alpha Lambda Kathy Passaro, Delta Phi Mary-Louise Paucke Lovell, Gamma Pi Michelle Hannas Percival, Delta Upsilon Sara Wilson Perez, Beta Delta Kathleen Wheat Perschbacher, Gamma Xi Cassie Pershyn, Sigma Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi Danielle Pinkerton Crystal L. Poe, Omicron Samantha Polito, Delta Alpha Lori Strong Poore, Beta Pi Liz Jones Potter, Alpha Lambda Genie Carter Powers, Phi Dr. Inga Smith Pratt, Delta Nu Susan Woodrow Pyle, Gamma Gamma Alicia Raciti, Beta Delta

Alicia Pais Raizen, Beta Theta Sharon Eaton Richard, Alpha Nu Erica May Richards, Beta Mu Rebecca Riede, Gamma Gamma Ann Holmes Ritterspach, Alpha Lambda Mary Jane Rodriguez, Gamma Gamma Susan Rogers, Alpha Lambda Jennifer Ross, Beta Mu Dorothy Rowe, Psi Danielle Polk Running, Beta Xi Samantha Wilson Ryan, Epsilon Kappa Tiffany Marie Saragian, Beta Tau Cathy Schreiner, Chi Suzanne Lilliquist Schultz, Delta Kathy Anderson Seeger, Phi Rebecca Holt Sharber, Alpha Gamma Morgan Shiflett, Alpha Lambda Patti Klausing Simmons, Delta Sherry Parker Skinner, Alpha Eta Vicky Matyas Smith, Beta Pi Carol Waller Smith, Gamma Gamma Misty Coe Smith, Psi Kristin Block Stack, Delta Nu Vanessa Stevens, Psi Colleen Stiening, Zeta Kendall Tallmadge, Delta Nu Dorothy Tasker Michele Tenore, Alpha Lambda Michele Thomas, Alpha Lambda Alice L. Thomas, Beta Phi Linda Jo Lewis Thornberg, Alpha Tau Pat Thomas Torrence, Psi Jessica Treneer, Epsilon Lambda Maryanne Trexler, Alpha Lambda Jennifer Troch, Psi Mary Herkomer Ulisky, Alpha Alpha Diane Underwood, Psi Michele Upright Mary Jane Urbanowicz, Beta Epsilon Dana Cain Vann, Delta Rho Kellie Margaret Vehlies, Epsilon Epsilon Tina Opal Velt, Alpha Lambda Jamie Alunni Vinci, Zeta Megan E. Walker, Delta Phi Jason West Jessica Gendron Williams, Beta Pi Rhonda Shaulis Yahner, Delta Rebecca Lapham Yaun, Delta Rho Mildred Wodkowski Youmans, Theta Lynnette Youngblood, Gamma Gamma Jessica Leigh Zabriskie Lynne Zaledonis, Psi Bethany Drury Zepeda, Epsilon Lambda Holly L. Zimmerman, Gamma Tau Alpha Tau Chapter Gamma Gamma Chapter Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter Lehigh Valley Alumnae Chapter Lowell Alumnae Chapter

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FOUNDATION RECOGNITION Gamma Mu Chapter at West Virginia University Institute of Technolgy

Delta Mu Chapter at Cumberland University

Gamma Xi Chapter at Grand Valley State University

Delta Nu Chapter at Beloit College

Kayla Hoff Geneva Hutchison Destiney Autumn Wilfong

Thank You to the 2018 Members of the 1899 Society for Collegiate Giving The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize the following collegiate members who are committed to empowering their fellow Sisters and growing the future of Alpha Sigma Tau through their gifts to the 1899 Society (January 1–December 31, 2018). Alpha Chapter at Eastern Michigan University Susan Nagle Faith Norwood Chloe Ruschel Emily Walker Mary Wright

Zeta Chapter at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Kylie Bowes Sydney Bruckler Natalie Carnicelli Autumn Hershberger Kaitlynne Jones Rachael Meckley Emalea Mills Emily Ruffa Caitlin Sworin Jordyn Thompson Kimi Yasenchak

Omicron Chapter at Concord University Emily Culver Hannah Fields Allie Sears Ashley Tinnel Rebekah Weaver

Rho Chapter at Southeastern Oklahoma State University Allie Davis Summer Moffitt

Sigma Chapter at SUNY Buffalo State Allison Osborn Lauren Reczek Ashley Reimer Carmen Terrel

Zeta Tau Chapter at Longwood University Natalie Bellatty Natasha Blain Susan Chatfield Katelyn Creech Molly Farthing Tiffany Hunter Sara Kendle Micaela Pacek Kirsten Vis

Phi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University Buffy Baker Abigayle Ballam Paige Becnel Grace Bernard Brittany Nicole Calecas Alyssa D’agostino Dawn DuPont Morgan Foret Rebecca Hooper Kristin Krummel Lauren LeBlanc Jennifer Mary Cameron Matthews Paige Modicut Samantha O’Neill Ally Shreve Emma Stafford Hannah Vaughn

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Chi Chapter at Shepherd University Molly Bardini Faith Durment Miranda Godfrey Emily Grabill Alaina McDonald Madison Myers Jordan Pennington

Psi Chapter at James Madison University Ashley Accardo Taylor Alexandra Bell Brooke Chapin Miranda Garcia Allie MacCausland Rachel Srolovitz Jacqueline Wagner Anastasia Yuschak

Alpha Gamma Chapter at Henderson State University Teddi-Anne Hulke Summer Revels Lacy Reynolds Mia Sheets Bekah Smith Jennifer Stephens

Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Western Illinois University Hannah A. Mull

Alpha Lambda Chapter at Radford University Megan Cotellese Hannah Fletcher Jenna Ratcliffe Sidney Ripley

Alpha Pi Chapter at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Cate Eakin Lila Miklos Stephanie Piazza Nicole Shannon

Alpha Tau Chapter at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Stephanie Heusey Allison Kineston Claire Lichtenwalter Kyra Piotrowski Natalie Rugare

Alpha Psi Chapter at University of Northern Iowa Hannah Breiland Ashley Canny Sydnee Chiri Kaylee Clemens Imani Gaines Katelyn Hoenig Alexis Hurt-Schmitt Courtney Maassen Cassidy Nulty Shannon O’Brien Angel Lynn Peterson Addie Radcliffe Audrey Skoog Kenzie St. Germain Taylor Swank Kay Ann Switzer Kimberly Ventura Alissa Nicole Wade

Alpha Psi Chapter at University of Northern Iowa (contd.) Jorja Weitl Isabella Wernholm Justine Williamson Joscelyn Woodward

Beta Delta Chapter at Duquesne University Sydney Monaco Samantha Zapach

Beta Eta Chapter at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville Kristin Agee Payton Drury Devin Cassidy McCann Rachael Peterson Mattie Stanley

Beta Theta Chapter at St. Mary’s University Maria Eugenia Espinosa Alyssa Vela

Beta Iota Chapter at Millersville University of Pennsylvania Mariah Wagner

Beta Mu Chapter at Salisbury University Emily Bloodsworth Kimberly Brown Hannah Davis Allison Feldman Emily Higgins Katie Lowman Julia Mann Jessica Thaler Cathy Tran Kelly Van Meter

Beta Xi Chapter at Michigan Technological University Cece Attwell Rachel Clayton Brianna Elbe Hannah Getschman Natalie Green Adeline Hummel Shelbie Lehto Emily Lowe Stephanie O’Neill Megan Twork Alana Young

Beta Pi Chapter at Eastern Illinois University Taylor Comer Nora Kollar Nicole Wheatley Jing Zhang

Beta Rho Chapter at Arkansas Tech University Nikala Bacon Addison Beckham Laney Boyer Mackenzie Buckner Charley Chesney Mikala Kelley Gabi Sowa

Beta Tau Chapter at University of Massachusetts Lowel Malia D’Orlando Aria Jade Porzio

Beta Upsilon Chapter at New Jersey Institute of Technology Elizabeth Sheridan

Beta Phi Chapter at California University of Pennsylvania Maggie Rose Cave Morgan Hacker Hannah Romagnoli

Beta Chi Chapter at Ferris State University Sarah Robinson

Beta Omega Chapter at Monmouth University

Brianna Timpone

Gamma Gamma Chapter at University of West Alabama Alicia Adams Ashley Brettel Bre Cannon Sarah Coffey Niya Crawford Tamara Fulgham Samantha Graves Shana Lashae Harper Madi Hewston Alexyss Hinote Bethany Howard Hali Jones Jiahui Li Amanda Overstreet Makayla Patterson Nicole Petrarca Sarah Rose Keara Rowser Faith Standifer Gabby Traywick

Abigail Dewstow Sydney Ford Alisa Loew Audrey McKay Andrea Price Natalie Whitmer Katelyn Young Carly Zrinyi

Gamma Rho Chapter at Seton Hall University Alexandria Czeslowski Rebecca Marcinko Erin Mezzetti Hannah Nale Kayla Raff Samantha Shaw Amanda Shute Alex Urbanski

Gamma Tau Chapter at Lebanon Valley College Rebecca Clouser Amber Deshong Alex Detweiler Lauren Fleming Emily Good Haley Groesbeck Charlotte Jones Erin Elizabeth Kingham Danielle Krick Jasmine Locke Jen Lopez Brianna Metsger Holly Mitman Marj O’Neill Blair Orndorf Hannah Pietzsch Bethany Wickham

Gamma Upsilon Chapter at California State University, Los Angeles Ellie Gonzales Natalee Palma Bianey Sanchez Ashley Schroeder

Gamma Omega Chapter at La Salle University Victoria Finley

Delta Alpha Chapter at Gannon University

Gamma Delta Chapter at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Monica Anderson Leah Orlinsky Jessica Silva

Gamma Zeta Chapter at Frostburg State University Ashley Darby Taylor Dukeman Maura Dzambo Jazlyn Heeter Alexis Juergens Lexi McKenzie Nicole Morral Alyssa O’Neal Sarah Polkabla Taylor Proctor Marina Riley Sara Shelton Marie Stavrou

Kelsey Davis Courtney Henry Nikki Johnson Hannah Kaltenbaugh Mary Lohitai Julia McGregor Alexis Novak Emily Sauer Katelynn Schooley

Delta Beta Chapter at Fairmont State University HayLee Dalton

Delta Zeta Chapter at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Melissa Fradkin Jamie Louise O’Connor

Delta Eta Chapter at Belmont University

Gamma Theta Chapter at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Kira Foster Elizabeth Irwin Maddie McFall Gretchen Shaffer

Katie Barnes Olivia Brothers Macey Crow Dominique Detwiler Colleen Ellis Anna Hagan Ella Hunt Cynthia Klauber Megan Leslie Amelia Redding Sheridan Spiess Cassie Tipton

Delta Theta Chapter at Moravian College

Gamma Lambda Chapter at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kayla Herr Michaella Ohl

Nicole Senneca

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Mary Brooke Haley Allyson Kerr Riley Kilian Kristen Rediker

Parker Blunt Paola Cortes Natalie Gallagher Abigail Rachel Harms Lydia Sancetta Katelynn Sinclair Emma Wise Lauren Woolf

Delta Pi Chapter at Oglethorpe University Shannon Cruz Linda Simpson

Delta Rho Chapter at Chowan University Charin Bennett Tiffany Cox Danielle Henry Christina-Nicole Johnson Heather Lowman Rachel Russ Amber Smaltz Carleigh Wildeboer

Delta Sigma Chapter at University of the Sciences Gabby Daisey Madeleine Martinelli

Delta Tau Chapter at Oakland University Hannah Barton Samantha Deckard Emma Brooke Densmore Alexandra Hatala Andrea Kate Kumm Marissa Smith Jacqueline Trombley

Delta Upsilon Chapter at Saint Leo University Jackie Albert Savannah Bendik Olivia Callahan Kaitlin DeJesus Emily Flatten Devin Hardt Skylar Heyward MacKenzie Jones Lexy Klein Lauren Mariano Gina Marie Mejias Savannah Mitchell Kristina Niccolls Jenna Skrelunas Jessica Skrelunas Juliette Stratis Morgan Wagner Jessica Weaver Diamond Wyche Briana Yamamoto

Delta Omega Chapter at Penn State Altoona Ceara McGill

Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Salma Benitez Hannah Bryner Taylor Catenacci Sarah Chapin Marianne Edmonds Greer Grabowski Brittany Hoyt Emilee Mandile Maria Obradovich Autumn Tueller

Epsilon Beta Chapter at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Roxy Garcia Aguirre Dennise Hernandez Kendra Lara Cynthia Rodriguez Alyssa Tamayo Sara Velasco

Epsilon Gamma Chapter at Georgia Southern University (Armstrong Campus) Cassidy Callahan Jordan Ferrara Madeline Johnson Haley Langston Morgan Lewis Brianna Morton

Epsilon Delta Chapter at Rogers State University Madison Naco Glisson Keirstine Weaver

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at North Miami Campus of Johnson & Wales University Maggie Elyse Carlson Isabel Raese Mya Rivera Kaylee Wells

Epsilon Eta Chapter at University of the Incarnate Word Dixie Baker Dora Cantu Kimberly Feucht Lauren Garza Leena Gonzalez DevendraMae Leonard Victoria Paz Kyra Pham

Epsilon Theta Chapter at Fairleigh Dickinson University Veronica Chavez Cortez Jordyn Dean Cameron Sabatino Micaiah Sandoval Gabriela Sesin Maria Van Tine

Epsilon Iota Chapter at New York Institute of Technology Ariana Nurse Tiara Nurse Emily Peacock Gabriela Pinder Michelle Shinder Fernanda Tovar

Epsilon Kappa Chapter at Trine University Alex Burke

Epsilon Lambda Chapter at Indiana University South Bend Nicole Duryea

Epsilon Tau Chapter at Kenyon College Lindsey Conant Erin Donnelly Kathryn Lemon Britny Patterson Jo Stanley Evangeline Warren

Epsilon Upsilon at Dalton State College Jazman Acosta Briana Cedillo Isabelle Arnwine Langford Ashley Langston Alanna Lanier Carolina Oyola-Rodriguez Allika Peeler-Bagley Nonemi Reynoso Andrea Rodriguez Stacy Watts

Epsilon Phi Chapter at Winona State University

Violet De Stefano Lauren Gerke Victoria Hopkins Abbey Johnson Jasmin Kotek Ashlee Newhart Riley Poling Nina Quist Alyssa Reese Nicole Ruhland Christianna Sandri Makayla Wodarz

Epsilon Chi Chapter at University of Minnesota Duluth Sadie Boeckel Lauren Dale Katie Drake Abby Gaudreau Maegan Hoshal Jocelyn Lensing Salena Math Lilah Merie Abby Olson Kendra Sparby Lexi Tschida Belle Wanke

Epsilon Psi Chapter at Rowan University Kayla Arias Stephanie Bohn Devon Goetze Nikayla Pascual Madalynne Schmidt

Epsilon Mu Chapter at SUNY University at Buffalo Tylar Benedetto

Epsilon Omicron Chapter at University of Southern Indiana Maddi Ausenbaugh Mackenzie Fulton Claudia Labhart Bree Lane Kaylee Pearson

Epsilon Pi Chapter at Rhode Island College Kelly Fitzgerald Jennifer Landry Madeleine LeBlanc Alexia Sanford Danielle Stefanski Morgan Ward

Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo Helena Pence Heather Robinson

Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Bridgewater State University Courtney Canale Kayla Canney Haley Cornellier Elizabeth Cox Callie Desmarais Elizabeth Donahue Meghan Eckelberger Stephanie Garcia Alexis Gouthro Laura Green Kendall Hyyti Megan Kistner Sidney Tuttle

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FOUNDATION RECOGNITION Gamma Mu Chapter at West Virginia University Institute of Technolgy

Delta Mu Chapter at Cumberland University

Gamma Xi Chapter at Grand Valley State University

Delta Nu Chapter at Beloit College

Kayla Hoff Geneva Hutchison Destiney Autumn Wilfong

Thank You to the 2018 Members of the 1899 Society for Collegiate Giving The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize the following collegiate members who are committed to empowering their fellow Sisters and growing the future of Alpha Sigma Tau through their gifts to the 1899 Society (January 1–December 31, 2018). Alpha Chapter at Eastern Michigan University Susan Nagle Faith Norwood Chloe Ruschel Emily Walker Mary Wright

Zeta Chapter at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Kylie Bowes Sydney Bruckler Natalie Carnicelli Autumn Hershberger Kaitlynne Jones Rachael Meckley Emalea Mills Emily Ruffa Caitlin Sworin Jordyn Thompson Kimi Yasenchak

Omicron Chapter at Concord University Emily Culver Hannah Fields Allie Sears Ashley Tinnel Rebekah Weaver

Rho Chapter at Southeastern Oklahoma State University Allie Davis Summer Moffitt

Sigma Chapter at SUNY Buffalo State Allison Osborn Lauren Reczek Ashley Reimer Carmen Terrel

Zeta Tau Chapter at Longwood University Natalie Bellatty Natasha Blain Susan Chatfield Katelyn Creech Molly Farthing Tiffany Hunter Sara Kendle Micaela Pacek Kirsten Vis

Phi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University Buffy Baker Abigayle Ballam Paige Becnel Grace Bernard Brittany Nicole Calecas Alyssa D’agostino Dawn DuPont Morgan Foret Rebecca Hooper Kristin Krummel Lauren LeBlanc Jennifer Mary Cameron Matthews Paige Modicut Samantha O’Neill Ally Shreve Emma Stafford Hannah Vaughn

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Chi Chapter at Shepherd University Molly Bardini Faith Durment Miranda Godfrey Emily Grabill Alaina McDonald Madison Myers Jordan Pennington

Psi Chapter at James Madison University Ashley Accardo Taylor Alexandra Bell Brooke Chapin Miranda Garcia Allie MacCausland Rachel Srolovitz Jacqueline Wagner Anastasia Yuschak

Alpha Gamma Chapter at Henderson State University Teddi-Anne Hulke Summer Revels Lacy Reynolds Mia Sheets Bekah Smith Jennifer Stephens

Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Western Illinois University Hannah A. Mull

Alpha Lambda Chapter at Radford University Megan Cotellese Hannah Fletcher Jenna Ratcliffe Sidney Ripley

Alpha Pi Chapter at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Cate Eakin Lila Miklos Stephanie Piazza Nicole Shannon

Alpha Tau Chapter at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Stephanie Heusey Allison Kineston Claire Lichtenwalter Kyra Piotrowski Natalie Rugare

Alpha Psi Chapter at University of Northern Iowa Hannah Breiland Ashley Canny Sydnee Chiri Kaylee Clemens Imani Gaines Katelyn Hoenig Alexis Hurt-Schmitt Courtney Maassen Cassidy Nulty Shannon O’Brien Angel Lynn Peterson Addie Radcliffe Audrey Skoog Kenzie St. Germain Taylor Swank Kay Ann Switzer Kimberly Ventura Alissa Nicole Wade

Alpha Psi Chapter at University of Northern Iowa (contd.) Jorja Weitl Isabella Wernholm Justine Williamson Joscelyn Woodward

Beta Delta Chapter at Duquesne University Sydney Monaco Samantha Zapach

Beta Eta Chapter at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville Kristin Agee Payton Drury Devin Cassidy McCann Rachael Peterson Mattie Stanley

Beta Theta Chapter at St. Mary’s University Maria Eugenia Espinosa Alyssa Vela

Beta Iota Chapter at Millersville University of Pennsylvania Mariah Wagner

Beta Mu Chapter at Salisbury University Emily Bloodsworth Kimberly Brown Hannah Davis Allison Feldman Emily Higgins Katie Lowman Julia Mann Jessica Thaler Cathy Tran Kelly Van Meter

Beta Xi Chapter at Michigan Technological University Cece Attwell Rachel Clayton Brianna Elbe Hannah Getschman Natalie Green Adeline Hummel Shelbie Lehto Emily Lowe Stephanie O’Neill Megan Twork Alana Young

Beta Pi Chapter at Eastern Illinois University Taylor Comer Nora Kollar Nicole Wheatley Jing Zhang

Beta Rho Chapter at Arkansas Tech University Nikala Bacon Addison Beckham Laney Boyer Mackenzie Buckner Charley Chesney Mikala Kelley Gabi Sowa

Beta Tau Chapter at University of Massachusetts Lowel Malia D’Orlando Aria Jade Porzio

Beta Upsilon Chapter at New Jersey Institute of Technology Elizabeth Sheridan

Beta Phi Chapter at California University of Pennsylvania Maggie Rose Cave Morgan Hacker Hannah Romagnoli

Beta Chi Chapter at Ferris State University Sarah Robinson

Beta Omega Chapter at Monmouth University

Brianna Timpone

Gamma Gamma Chapter at University of West Alabama Alicia Adams Ashley Brettel Bre Cannon Sarah Coffey Niya Crawford Tamara Fulgham Samantha Graves Shana Lashae Harper Madi Hewston Alexyss Hinote Bethany Howard Hali Jones Jiahui Li Amanda Overstreet Makayla Patterson Nicole Petrarca Sarah Rose Keara Rowser Faith Standifer Gabby Traywick

Abigail Dewstow Sydney Ford Alisa Loew Audrey McKay Andrea Price Natalie Whitmer Katelyn Young Carly Zrinyi

Gamma Rho Chapter at Seton Hall University Alexandria Czeslowski Rebecca Marcinko Erin Mezzetti Hannah Nale Kayla Raff Samantha Shaw Amanda Shute Alex Urbanski

Gamma Tau Chapter at Lebanon Valley College Rebecca Clouser Amber Deshong Alex Detweiler Lauren Fleming Emily Good Haley Groesbeck Charlotte Jones Erin Elizabeth Kingham Danielle Krick Jasmine Locke Jen Lopez Brianna Metsger Holly Mitman Marj O’Neill Blair Orndorf Hannah Pietzsch Bethany Wickham

Gamma Upsilon Chapter at California State University, Los Angeles Ellie Gonzales Natalee Palma Bianey Sanchez Ashley Schroeder

Gamma Omega Chapter at La Salle University Victoria Finley

Delta Alpha Chapter at Gannon University

Gamma Delta Chapter at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Monica Anderson Leah Orlinsky Jessica Silva

Gamma Zeta Chapter at Frostburg State University Ashley Darby Taylor Dukeman Maura Dzambo Jazlyn Heeter Alexis Juergens Lexi McKenzie Nicole Morral Alyssa O’Neal Sarah Polkabla Taylor Proctor Marina Riley Sara Shelton Marie Stavrou

Kelsey Davis Courtney Henry Nikki Johnson Hannah Kaltenbaugh Mary Lohitai Julia McGregor Alexis Novak Emily Sauer Katelynn Schooley

Delta Beta Chapter at Fairmont State University HayLee Dalton

Delta Zeta Chapter at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Melissa Fradkin Jamie Louise O’Connor

Delta Eta Chapter at Belmont University

Gamma Theta Chapter at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Kira Foster Elizabeth Irwin Maddie McFall Gretchen Shaffer

Katie Barnes Olivia Brothers Macey Crow Dominique Detwiler Colleen Ellis Anna Hagan Ella Hunt Cynthia Klauber Megan Leslie Amelia Redding Sheridan Spiess Cassie Tipton

Delta Theta Chapter at Moravian College

Gamma Lambda Chapter at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kayla Herr Michaella Ohl

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Parker Blunt Paola Cortes Natalie Gallagher Abigail Rachel Harms Lydia Sancetta Katelynn Sinclair Emma Wise Lauren Woolf

Delta Pi Chapter at Oglethorpe University Shannon Cruz Linda Simpson

Delta Rho Chapter at Chowan University Charin Bennett Tiffany Cox Danielle Henry Christina-Nicole Johnson Heather Lowman Rachel Russ Amber Smaltz Carleigh Wildeboer

Delta Sigma Chapter at University of the Sciences Gabby Daisey Madeleine Martinelli

Delta Tau Chapter at Oakland University Hannah Barton Samantha Deckard Emma Brooke Densmore Alexandra Hatala Andrea Kate Kumm Marissa Smith Jacqueline Trombley

Delta Upsilon Chapter at Saint Leo University Jackie Albert Savannah Bendik Olivia Callahan Kaitlin DeJesus Emily Flatten Devin Hardt Skylar Heyward MacKenzie Jones Lexy Klein Lauren Mariano Gina Marie Mejias Savannah Mitchell Kristina Niccolls Jenna Skrelunas Jessica Skrelunas Juliette Stratis Morgan Wagner Jessica Weaver Diamond Wyche Briana Yamamoto

Delta Omega Chapter at Penn State Altoona Ceara McGill

Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Salma Benitez Hannah Bryner Taylor Catenacci Sarah Chapin Marianne Edmonds Greer Grabowski Brittany Hoyt Emilee Mandile Maria Obradovich Autumn Tueller

Epsilon Beta Chapter at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Roxy Garcia Aguirre Dennise Hernandez Kendra Lara Cynthia Rodriguez Alyssa Tamayo Sara Velasco

Epsilon Gamma Chapter at Georgia Southern University (Armstrong Campus) Cassidy Callahan Jordan Ferrara Madeline Johnson Haley Langston Morgan Lewis Brianna Morton

Epsilon Delta Chapter at Rogers State University Madison Naco Glisson Keirstine Weaver

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at North Miami Campus of Johnson & Wales University Maggie Elyse Carlson Isabel Raese Mya Rivera Kaylee Wells

Epsilon Eta Chapter at University of the Incarnate Word Dixie Baker Dora Cantu Kimberly Feucht Lauren Garza Leena Gonzalez DevendraMae Leonard Victoria Paz Kyra Pham

Epsilon Theta Chapter at Fairleigh Dickinson University Veronica Chavez Cortez Jordyn Dean Cameron Sabatino Micaiah Sandoval Gabriela Sesin Maria Van Tine

Epsilon Iota Chapter at New York Institute of Technology Ariana Nurse Tiara Nurse Emily Peacock Gabriela Pinder Michelle Shinder Fernanda Tovar

Epsilon Kappa Chapter at Trine University Alex Burke

Epsilon Lambda Chapter at Indiana University South Bend Nicole Duryea

Epsilon Tau Chapter at Kenyon College Lindsey Conant Erin Donnelly Kathryn Lemon Britny Patterson Jo Stanley Evangeline Warren

Epsilon Upsilon at Dalton State College Jazman Acosta Briana Cedillo Isabelle Arnwine Langford Ashley Langston Alanna Lanier Carolina Oyola-Rodriguez Allika Peeler-Bagley Nonemi Reynoso Andrea Rodriguez Stacy Watts

Epsilon Phi Chapter at Winona State University

Violet De Stefano Lauren Gerke Victoria Hopkins Abbey Johnson Jasmin Kotek Ashlee Newhart Riley Poling Nina Quist Alyssa Reese Nicole Ruhland Christianna Sandri Makayla Wodarz

Epsilon Chi Chapter at University of Minnesota Duluth Sadie Boeckel Lauren Dale Katie Drake Abby Gaudreau Maegan Hoshal Jocelyn Lensing Salena Math Lilah Merie Abby Olson Kendra Sparby Lexi Tschida Belle Wanke

Epsilon Psi Chapter at Rowan University Kayla Arias Stephanie Bohn Devon Goetze Nikayla Pascual Madalynne Schmidt

Epsilon Mu Chapter at SUNY University at Buffalo Tylar Benedetto

Epsilon Omicron Chapter at University of Southern Indiana Maddi Ausenbaugh Mackenzie Fulton Claudia Labhart Bree Lane Kaylee Pearson

Epsilon Pi Chapter at Rhode Island College Kelly Fitzgerald Jennifer Landry Madeleine LeBlanc Alexia Sanford Danielle Stefanski Morgan Ward

Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo Helena Pence Heather Robinson

Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Bridgewater State University Courtney Canale Kayla Canney Haley Cornellier Elizabeth Cox Callie Desmarais Elizabeth Donahue Meghan Eckelberger Stephanie Garcia Alexis Gouthro Laura Green Kendall Hyyti Megan Kistner Sidney Tuttle

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Thank You to Those Recognized Through Cumulative Giving Societies The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation is proud to offer cumulative giving levels to recognize the lifetime giving of $5,000+ by individuals, chapters, or associations contributing to any of the Foundation’s initiatives including but not limited to the Anchor Fund, Leadership Fund, Alpha Sigma Tau Future Fund, and Scholarship Funds. The names of these societies honor outstanding women in Alpha Sigma Tau’s history and are indicative of the extraordinary commitments those recognized through these societies have made to the Foundation. - Recognition as of February 2019 Rose Marie Schmidt, Ed.D. Society ($190,000+)

Elizabeth Wilson Society ($5,000-$9,999)

Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta

David Atkinson

Charlotte Evans Floyd Society ($75,000-$189,999)

Marcia Barr, Phi

Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi

Sybil and Jerry King Society ($30,000-$74,999)

Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi

Edith Elliott*, Omicron Kris Haskin, Beta Pi

Lenore Seibel "Sybil" King*, Psi and

Cynthia McCrory, Alpha Alpha

Thomas "Jerry" King, Jr.*

Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, and Timothy Miller Holly and Bill Morris

Lois Anne Cooke Society ($20,000-$29,999)

Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma

James R. Paponetti Kenneth & Hazel Roe Foundation

Elliott Family Society ($10,000-$19,999)

Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda Valerie Patton George, Alpha Michele Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, and Tim Miller Holly Primus Morris

Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma James R. Paponetti Markella Saliaris, Gamma Tau Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta Joell Sperry, Gamma Theta

Thank You to our Legacy Society Members

Carol Mooney, Alpha Lambda

Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority

June McCarthy*, Pi

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle*, Theta Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi

Dr. Edward Jervey

The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize collegiate or alumnae members, parents, and friends of Alpha Sigma Tau contributing $1,899+ annually (January 1–December 31, 2018) to the Anchor Fund. Annual giving is integral to the success of our organization.

Laura Clark, Psi

Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Robert O'Dell* in Memory of Lois O'Dell*, Lambda

Thank You to the 2018 Members of the Anchor Society

Julie Bell Bruington, Iota

Michele Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha

Debi McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu Vera Walkup*, Pi Mary Ellen Willmitch, Alpha Rho Elizabeth Wilson*, Pi C&K Clark Family Foundation Beta Chapter Zeta Chapter

Thank you to those listed below, who have confirmed a planned/estate gift of any amount or percentage to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation and are recognized as members of the Legacy Society.

Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda

Omicron Chapter

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Alpha

Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Carol Baril, Beta Zeta

Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Gail Shockley Fowler, Alpha Lambda

Alpha Lambda Chapter

Heidi Simon Craft, Delta Nu

Dr. Edward Jervey

Alpha Rho Chapter

Patricia Nayle, Phi

Beta Pi Chapter

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Alpha

Gamma Xi Chapter

Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi

Epsilon Alpha Chapter

Gail Fowler, Alpha Lambda

Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma

Epsilon Gamma Chapter

Stacey Daniel Fragile, Gamma Mu

Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta

St. Louis Alumnae Chapter

Nicole Noyse France, Alpha

Justina Solties, Gamma Theta

Mary Beth Kelley, Delta Patricia Nayle, Phi Melinda H. Oates, Gamma Gamma Meda Ray Elliott Sewell*, Omicron Joell Jean Sperry, Gamma Theta Delta Chapter Beta Eta Chapter Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter

Bobbie M. Nichols, Alpha Gamma

Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter *Deceased

Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

For more information about Alpha Sigma Tau’s Cumulative Giving Societies and their namesakes, visit alphasigmatau.org/foundation/recognition/cumulative-giving

Thank You to Our Members of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle

If you have included the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation in your will/estate and are not listed above, we may need additional documentation. Please email foundation@alphasigmatau.org to confirm your planned/estate gift and be recognized as a member of the Legacy Society today. Thank you!

Having a consistent donation base each month helps the Foundation plan and operate more efficiently and helps us give you, our generous supporters, the best return on your investment. Special thanks to the individuals listed below, who are recognized as active recurring donors and members of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle. -Recognition as of February 2019 Jazman Acosta, Epsilon Upsilon Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon Mary Elizabeth Askins, Alpha Lambda Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu Francesca Renee Bailey, Epsilon Gamma Alice Ball, Epsilon Gamma Nicole Moretta Ball, Sigma Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Rebecca Zoeller Bathon, Beta Pi Ashley Brown Beasley, Beta Zeta Sally Brancheau Belknap, Alpha Rita Bertolino, Phi Angie Bong Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma Michel Brindell, Beta Psi Sara Brown, Gamma Pi Cayte Merryman Brown, Psi Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho Ashley Nicole Hoogstraten Burke, Beta Pi Melissa Chavez, Epsilon Omicron Tracy Ciabattoni, Zeta Ashley Clark, Gamma Mu Jen Cohen, Gamma Rho Carol J. Cooper, Zeta Tau Jenni Cornelius, Beta Eta Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda Chrissi Ward Cullen, Psi Amanda Michele Davis, Delta Upsilon Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu Kathy Phipps Dennis, Alpha Lambda Ashley Deppe, Gamma Zeta Sarah DiDavide, Delta Delta Lettie Cottrell Dreyer, Delta Delta Laun Spoharski Dunn, Gamma Pi Michelle Wirth Dusky, Beta Eta Kristina Moron Eaton, Gamma Delta Megan Escobar, Gamma Tau Gretchen Stahl Foran Stacey Daniel Fragile, Gamma Mu Nicole Noyse France, Alpha Sarah Hribar Fullwood, Zeta Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi Shel Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha Meilyng Gonzalez-Adams, Gamma Theta Rachel Bourgeois Green, Phi Jenn Marshall Green, Alpha Gamma Anne Curran Gruber, Alpha Janice Grundy, Beta Xi Kimberlee Harrell Guy, Gamma Gamma Kaitlin Musloe Hall, Delta Alpha Nicole Halliwell, Gamma Rho Jess Harper, Delta Mu Tina Price Harper, Delta Mu

Melanie Evans Hartle, Delta Alpha Melinda K. Hatfield, Omicron Brea Haywood, Alpha Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi Sarah Elizabeth Hinshaw, Delta Nu Mary Reid Howard, Beta Zeta Adeline Hummel, Beta Xi Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Ronica Marie Jackson, Epsilon Beta Tracy McKellar Jenish, Beta Chi Jamie Jones Miller, Psi Jenni Kemmery, Delta Alex L. Kennedy Karen Laursen Kessler, Beta Xi Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta Jordan Knuth, Beta Pi Canda Kroger, Rho Jessica L. Kromer, Delta Beta Jackie Oesmann Kruk, Delta Alpha Jennie Wysocki Kuhns, Gamma Rho Michelle Lame, Alpha Lambda Sarah Lavalette, Gamma Delta Jenna Lewis, Gamma Gamma Rachel Binda-Lis, Sigma Megan Ganser Lynsky, Epsilon Gamma Megan MacFeat, Beta Mu Nadia Sawka Maddens, Theta Michelle Zewe Markley, Alpha Tau Julie Lauderman Martin, Omicron Mary Eubanks Mazzola, Delta Rho Heather Hanko McGaffin, Alpha Lambda Shae Woodward McLin, Phi Beth Knaus McOsker, Alpha Lambda Andrea Rogers Mersiovsky, Rho Michele Messner, Alpha Lambda Jennifer Mo Miles, Phi Allison Miller, Phi Allie Ellis Mills, Gamma Gamma Casey Mills in Honor of Allie Ellis Mills, Gamma Gamma Emily Mingus, Delta Nu Bev Molnar, Delta Carol Zorger Mooney, Alpha Lambda Holly Primus Morris Meredith Rambo Murray, Gamma Pi Jullie Driscoll-Nauman, Zeta Tau Patricia L. Nayle, Phi Ben Nemenoff Bobbie M. Nichols, Alpha Gamma Karen Nicolaus Ryan, Zeta Tau Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma Kelli O'Brien, Delta Eta Alondra Olvera, Delta Nu Katherine Pulley Onyshko, Esq., Delta Phi

James R. Paponetti Kathleen Wheat Perschbacher, Gamma Xi Stephanie Piazza, Alpha Pi Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi Crystal L. Poe, Omicron Rachel Presskreischer, Delta Phi Debi McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu Emily Matles Quinn, Gamma Xi Jessica Langkamer Quinones, Delta Diane Rand, Beta Pi Kristie Rankin, Beta Zeta Debbie Ray, Alpha Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi Erica May Richards, Beta Mu Jamie L. Rossi, Gamma Theta Samantha Wilson Ryan, Epsilon Kappa Tiffany Marie Saragian, Beta Tau Suzanne Lilliquist Schultz, Delta Briana Simko-Williams, Beta Delta Leah Smith, Beta Delta Ashley Smith, Psi Justina Solties, Gamma Theta Joell Jean Sperry, Gamma Theta Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Michele Tenore, Alpha Lambda Kimberly Topel, Gamma Rho Elizabeth Langston-Tullos, Alpha Gamma Christina Alexandria Oates Turner, Gamma Gamma Michele Upright Dana Cain Vann, Delta Rho Kellie Margaret Vehlies, Epsilon Epsilon Sara Velasco, Epsilon Beta Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda Joanne Rupprecht Walter, Psi Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi Diane Marie Wehby, Gamma Xi Mary Wright, Alpha Bethany Yost, Beta Delta Jessica Leigh Zabriskie

QUARTERLY RECURRING Carol Baril, Beta Zeta

ANNUAL RECURRING Valerie Patton George, Alpha Dr. Edward Jervey Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta

Interested in becoming a member of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle? Setting up your automatic donation is quick and easy. Visit alphasigmatau.org/foundation/recognition/ and select “Monthly” from the Gift Recurrence options to begin making your secure contributions today.

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Thank You to Those Recognized Through Cumulative Giving Societies The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation is proud to offer cumulative giving levels to recognize the lifetime giving of $5,000+ by individuals, chapters, or associations contributing to any of the Foundation’s initiatives including but not limited to the Anchor Fund, Leadership Fund, Alpha Sigma Tau Future Fund, and Scholarship Funds. The names of these societies honor outstanding women in Alpha Sigma Tau’s history and are indicative of the extraordinary commitments those recognized through these societies have made to the Foundation. - Recognition as of February 2019 Rose Marie Schmidt, Ed.D. Society ($190,000+)

Elizabeth Wilson Society ($5,000-$9,999)

Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta

David Atkinson

Charlotte Evans Floyd Society ($75,000-$189,999)

Marcia Barr, Phi

Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi

Sybil and Jerry King Society ($30,000-$74,999)

Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi

Edith Elliott*, Omicron Kris Haskin, Beta Pi

Lenore Seibel "Sybil" King*, Psi and

Cynthia McCrory, Alpha Alpha

Thomas "Jerry" King, Jr.*

Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, and Timothy Miller Holly and Bill Morris

Lois Anne Cooke Society ($20,000-$29,999)

Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma

James R. Paponetti Kenneth & Hazel Roe Foundation

Elliott Family Society ($10,000-$19,999)

Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda Valerie Patton George, Alpha Michele Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, and Tim Miller Holly Primus Morris

Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma James R. Paponetti Markella Saliaris, Gamma Tau Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta Joell Sperry, Gamma Theta

Thank You to our Legacy Society Members

Carol Mooney, Alpha Lambda

Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority

June McCarthy*, Pi

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle*, Theta Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi

Dr. Edward Jervey

The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize collegiate or alumnae members, parents, and friends of Alpha Sigma Tau contributing $1,899+ annually (January 1–December 31, 2018) to the Anchor Fund. Annual giving is integral to the success of our organization.

Laura Clark, Psi

Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Robert O'Dell* in Memory of Lois O'Dell*, Lambda

Thank You to the 2018 Members of the Anchor Society

Julie Bell Bruington, Iota

Michele Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha

Debi McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu Vera Walkup*, Pi Mary Ellen Willmitch, Alpha Rho Elizabeth Wilson*, Pi C&K Clark Family Foundation Beta Chapter Zeta Chapter

Thank you to those listed below, who have confirmed a planned/estate gift of any amount or percentage to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation and are recognized as members of the Legacy Society.

Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda

Omicron Chapter

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Alpha

Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Carol Baril, Beta Zeta

Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Gail Shockley Fowler, Alpha Lambda

Alpha Lambda Chapter

Heidi Simon Craft, Delta Nu

Dr. Edward Jervey

Alpha Rho Chapter

Patricia Nayle, Phi

Beta Pi Chapter

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp, Alpha

Gamma Xi Chapter

Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi

Epsilon Alpha Chapter

Gail Fowler, Alpha Lambda

Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma

Epsilon Gamma Chapter

Stacey Daniel Fragile, Gamma Mu

Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta

St. Louis Alumnae Chapter

Nicole Noyse France, Alpha

Justina Solties, Gamma Theta

Mary Beth Kelley, Delta Patricia Nayle, Phi Melinda H. Oates, Gamma Gamma Meda Ray Elliott Sewell*, Omicron Joell Jean Sperry, Gamma Theta Delta Chapter Beta Eta Chapter Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter

Bobbie M. Nichols, Alpha Gamma

Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter *Deceased

Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

For more information about Alpha Sigma Tau’s Cumulative Giving Societies and their namesakes, visit alphasigmatau.org/foundation/recognition/cumulative-giving

Thank You to Our Members of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle

If you have included the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation in your will/estate and are not listed above, we may need additional documentation. Please email foundation@alphasigmatau.org to confirm your planned/estate gift and be recognized as a member of the Legacy Society today. Thank you!

Having a consistent donation base each month helps the Foundation plan and operate more efficiently and helps us give you, our generous supporters, the best return on your investment. Special thanks to the individuals listed below, who are recognized as active recurring donors and members of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle. -Recognition as of February 2019 Jazman Acosta, Epsilon Upsilon Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon Mary Elizabeth Askins, Alpha Lambda Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu Francesca Renee Bailey, Epsilon Gamma Alice Ball, Epsilon Gamma Nicole Moretta Ball, Sigma Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Rebecca Zoeller Bathon, Beta Pi Ashley Brown Beasley, Beta Zeta Sally Brancheau Belknap, Alpha Rita Bertolino, Phi Angie Bong Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma Michel Brindell, Beta Psi Sara Brown, Gamma Pi Cayte Merryman Brown, Psi Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho Ashley Nicole Hoogstraten Burke, Beta Pi Melissa Chavez, Epsilon Omicron Tracy Ciabattoni, Zeta Ashley Clark, Gamma Mu Jen Cohen, Gamma Rho Carol J. Cooper, Zeta Tau Jenni Cornelius, Beta Eta Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda Chrissi Ward Cullen, Psi Amanda Michele Davis, Delta Upsilon Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu Kathy Phipps Dennis, Alpha Lambda Ashley Deppe, Gamma Zeta Sarah DiDavide, Delta Delta Lettie Cottrell Dreyer, Delta Delta Laun Spoharski Dunn, Gamma Pi Michelle Wirth Dusky, Beta Eta Kristina Moron Eaton, Gamma Delta Megan Escobar, Gamma Tau Gretchen Stahl Foran Stacey Daniel Fragile, Gamma Mu Nicole Noyse France, Alpha Sarah Hribar Fullwood, Zeta Dr. Theresa Gallo, Delta Phi Shel Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha Meilyng Gonzalez-Adams, Gamma Theta Rachel Bourgeois Green, Phi Jenn Marshall Green, Alpha Gamma Anne Curran Gruber, Alpha Janice Grundy, Beta Xi Kimberlee Harrell Guy, Gamma Gamma Kaitlin Musloe Hall, Delta Alpha Nicole Halliwell, Gamma Rho Jess Harper, Delta Mu Tina Price Harper, Delta Mu

Melanie Evans Hartle, Delta Alpha Melinda K. Hatfield, Omicron Brea Haywood, Alpha Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi Sarah Elizabeth Hinshaw, Delta Nu Mary Reid Howard, Beta Zeta Adeline Hummel, Beta Xi Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Ronica Marie Jackson, Epsilon Beta Tracy McKellar Jenish, Beta Chi Jamie Jones Miller, Psi Jenni Kemmery, Delta Alex L. Kennedy Karen Laursen Kessler, Beta Xi Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta Jordan Knuth, Beta Pi Canda Kroger, Rho Jessica L. Kromer, Delta Beta Jackie Oesmann Kruk, Delta Alpha Jennie Wysocki Kuhns, Gamma Rho Michelle Lame, Alpha Lambda Sarah Lavalette, Gamma Delta Jenna Lewis, Gamma Gamma Rachel Binda-Lis, Sigma Megan Ganser Lynsky, Epsilon Gamma Megan MacFeat, Beta Mu Nadia Sawka Maddens, Theta Michelle Zewe Markley, Alpha Tau Julie Lauderman Martin, Omicron Mary Eubanks Mazzola, Delta Rho Heather Hanko McGaffin, Alpha Lambda Shae Woodward McLin, Phi Beth Knaus McOsker, Alpha Lambda Andrea Rogers Mersiovsky, Rho Michele Messner, Alpha Lambda Jennifer Mo Miles, Phi Allison Miller, Phi Allie Ellis Mills, Gamma Gamma Casey Mills in Honor of Allie Ellis Mills, Gamma Gamma Emily Mingus, Delta Nu Bev Molnar, Delta Carol Zorger Mooney, Alpha Lambda Holly Primus Morris Meredith Rambo Murray, Gamma Pi Jullie Driscoll-Nauman, Zeta Tau Patricia L. Nayle, Phi Ben Nemenoff Bobbie M. Nichols, Alpha Gamma Karen Nicolaus Ryan, Zeta Tau Melinda Henry Oates, Gamma Gamma Kelli O'Brien, Delta Eta Alondra Olvera, Delta Nu Katherine Pulley Onyshko, Esq., Delta Phi

James R. Paponetti Kathleen Wheat Perschbacher, Gamma Xi Stephanie Piazza, Alpha Pi Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi Crystal L. Poe, Omicron Rachel Presskreischer, Delta Phi Debi McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu Emily Matles Quinn, Gamma Xi Jessica Langkamer Quinones, Delta Diane Rand, Beta Pi Kristie Rankin, Beta Zeta Debbie Ray, Alpha Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi Erica May Richards, Beta Mu Jamie L. Rossi, Gamma Theta Samantha Wilson Ryan, Epsilon Kappa Tiffany Marie Saragian, Beta Tau Suzanne Lilliquist Schultz, Delta Briana Simko-Williams, Beta Delta Leah Smith, Beta Delta Ashley Smith, Psi Justina Solties, Gamma Theta Joell Jean Sperry, Gamma Theta Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Michele Tenore, Alpha Lambda Kimberly Topel, Gamma Rho Elizabeth Langston-Tullos, Alpha Gamma Christina Alexandria Oates Turner, Gamma Gamma Michele Upright Dana Cain Vann, Delta Rho Kellie Margaret Vehlies, Epsilon Epsilon Sara Velasco, Epsilon Beta Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda Joanne Rupprecht Walter, Psi Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi Diane Marie Wehby, Gamma Xi Mary Wright, Alpha Bethany Yost, Beta Delta Jessica Leigh Zabriskie

QUARTERLY RECURRING Carol Baril, Beta Zeta

ANNUAL RECURRING Valerie Patton George, Alpha Dr. Edward Jervey Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta

Interested in becoming a member of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle? Setting up your automatic donation is quick and easy. Visit alphasigmatau.org/foundation/recognition/ and select “Monthly” from the Gift Recurrence options to begin making your secure contributions today.

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ON CAMPUS

Sisters of Beta Chi from Ferris State University skate at an ice rink.

Delta Delta

Upsilon recipients of the Who's Who awards at University of Central Arkansas pose together in a photo.

Delta Delta at University of Illinois at Chicago new member class celebrating on Bid Day.

ARKANSAS Upsilon

University of Central Arkansas - On February 9, 2019, the Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated eight Sisters receiving the Who's Who award among University of Central Arkansas students. This award is given based on academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. Additionally, we had 26 members with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

ILLINOIS Beta Eta

Beta Eta executive committee at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - The Beta Eta Chapter has been defining excellence this past year. Whether it be through leadership, community, or service, we have been involved and busy. At the beginning of the school year, we had a very successful recruitment, welcoming an amazing group of young women. These

women made for the best Bid Day, enthusiastically excited to take on the new chapter of their life. In September, we had our annual successful fundraiser, Grilled Cheese with Alpha Sigma Tau, with a tremendous amount of support from the community. We had a Trivia Night in October that was a competitive fundraising event. Also, in October, we had our Pink Week, benefiting breast cancer and Women’s Wellness Initiative. The week consisted of a bake sale, a speaker, and finally a kickball tournament. Additionally, we had Tea for Success which benefited Dress for Success Midwest. In December, we elected a new Executive Committee. We have a few Sisters studying abroad in Spain this semester and cannot wait to hear about their experience. This past Fall 2018 semester, we had the highest GPA on campus! We have new and exciting things planned for this coming semester!

A L P H A S I GM A T A U

University of Illinois at Chicago - Our chapter has recently taken on a new member class of 5 wonderful women! We are excited to bring these women into our chapter. We are also so proud of our sister Lily Mcfarland. She is the new VP of Operations for our council, President of our campus FTK event, and was just invited into the university's Order of Omega chapter. Delta Delta is preparing for a philanthropy event benefitting a women's shelter in Chicago this semester, and is ready to fundraise for Dance Marathon where we will hopefully win top fundraising team for the third year in a row.

MASSACHUSETTS Epsilon Sigma

Bridgewater State University - Our chapter recently welcomed 23 members into our sisterhood. We will be extending one more bid during COB bringing our chapter to 79 members! We are currently in the planning phase for our first ever Wellness Week, which will be happening in April. We have teamed up with many other organizations on campus to plan events relating back to each dimension of wellness, and hope to educate others about the Women's Wellness

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Gamma Psi Sisters from Fitchburg State University at the annual Swing-a-thon, raising awareness for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN).

Initiative through these events. This year, we are celebrating our fifth anniversary and are in the beginning stages of planning an event. During the spring semester, Raya Hankin and Kelly Gately will be traveling to Ireland to complete their student teaching abroad! Callie Desmarais and Maddy French will be spending spring break volunteering in Belize. We are very proud of their accomplishments.

Gamma Delta

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - The Gamma Delta Chapter at UMass Dartmouth has been Defining Excellence through our generous sisters' philanthropy! We had four sisters volunteer their time over Christmas break in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. They helped teach English to younger children, and built houses for lowincome areas previously hurt by natural disaster. Back in Massachusetts, our Sisters have been serving the community through the Women's Wellness Initiative by dedicating our fall semester Philanthropy Week to collecting and donating StressLess items, such as hygiene products, clothes, and planners, to local women's shelters. Our sister Binh, who is already an Endeavor Scholar, started a club called "PERIOD." to "clear up the stigma around

menstruation and provide a better health program for both women and transgender men at UMASS." She also plans to advocate for free feminine hygiene products on campus. Lastly, this coming April, we will be hosting our 20th Yellow Rose! We hope to have as many alumnae attend as possible to help celebrate our amazing chapter.

Gamma Psi

Fitchburg State University This semester our chapter is having our annual Swing-athon! For 36 straight hours, we swing on the quad to raise awareness for our local philanthropy, the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN). We swing for those who have never come forward out of fear. We swing for those who no ones believes. We swing so people know they are not alone. Last year, we raised over $1,000 through our Swinga-thon and 100% of that went directly to RAINN.

MICHIGAN Beta Chi

Ferris State University - Sisters have been volunteering at a resale shop called Fabulous Finds, and in April we will be hosting our inaugural Wise Walk to raise money for women's wellness! Sisters are also writing letters to middle

school girls in Big Rapids for inspiration and motivation! Many of our members have studied abroad in Italy, and this semester our sister Sarah is traveling the world with a study abroad trip called Semester at Sea. Recruitment was so much fun in the fall; we are delighted to have welcomed nine new Sisters from formal recruitment and four from COB! This semester our Sisters are looking forward to focusing on sisterhood. We have a weekly hangout called Tau Night as well as super fun member development activities. We are so grateful and thankful for the support of alumnae and what they have contributed to our sorority!

Delta Tau

Oakland University - The Delta Tau Chapter is extremely excited to welcome our new members into our sisterhood. We have enjoyed volunteering this year with events such as Minute to Win It and had a great time at our grilled cheese fundraiser! We are looking forward to our annual philanthropy event, Dancing with the Taus and our annual day at Focus Hope with the Detroit Metro Alumnae. We are excited to continue strengthening our sisterhood and can't wait to see what we accomplish this year!

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Sisters of Beta Chi from Ferris State University skate at an ice rink.

Delta Delta

Upsilon recipients of the Who's Who awards at University of Central Arkansas pose together in a photo.

Delta Delta at University of Illinois at Chicago new member class celebrating on Bid Day.

ARKANSAS Upsilon

University of Central Arkansas - On February 9, 2019, the Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated eight Sisters receiving the Who's Who award among University of Central Arkansas students. This award is given based on academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. Additionally, we had 26 members with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

ILLINOIS Beta Eta

Beta Eta executive committee at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - The Beta Eta Chapter has been defining excellence this past year. Whether it be through leadership, community, or service, we have been involved and busy. At the beginning of the school year, we had a very successful recruitment, welcoming an amazing group of young women. These

women made for the best Bid Day, enthusiastically excited to take on the new chapter of their life. In September, we had our annual successful fundraiser, Grilled Cheese with Alpha Sigma Tau, with a tremendous amount of support from the community. We had a Trivia Night in October that was a competitive fundraising event. Also, in October, we had our Pink Week, benefiting breast cancer and Women’s Wellness Initiative. The week consisted of a bake sale, a speaker, and finally a kickball tournament. Additionally, we had Tea for Success which benefited Dress for Success Midwest. In December, we elected a new Executive Committee. We have a few Sisters studying abroad in Spain this semester and cannot wait to hear about their experience. This past Fall 2018 semester, we had the highest GPA on campus! We have new and exciting things planned for this coming semester!

A L P H A S I GM A T A U

University of Illinois at Chicago - Our chapter has recently taken on a new member class of 5 wonderful women! We are excited to bring these women into our chapter. We are also so proud of our sister Lily Mcfarland. She is the new VP of Operations for our council, President of our campus FTK event, and was just invited into the university's Order of Omega chapter. Delta Delta is preparing for a philanthropy event benefitting a women's shelter in Chicago this semester, and is ready to fundraise for Dance Marathon where we will hopefully win top fundraising team for the third year in a row.

MASSACHUSETTS Epsilon Sigma

Bridgewater State University - Our chapter recently welcomed 23 members into our sisterhood. We will be extending one more bid during COB bringing our chapter to 79 members! We are currently in the planning phase for our first ever Wellness Week, which will be happening in April. We have teamed up with many other organizations on campus to plan events relating back to each dimension of wellness, and hope to educate others about the Women's Wellness

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Gamma Psi Sisters from Fitchburg State University at the annual Swing-a-thon, raising awareness for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN).

Initiative through these events. This year, we are celebrating our fifth anniversary and are in the beginning stages of planning an event. During the spring semester, Raya Hankin and Kelly Gately will be traveling to Ireland to complete their student teaching abroad! Callie Desmarais and Maddy French will be spending spring break volunteering in Belize. We are very proud of their accomplishments.

Gamma Delta

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - The Gamma Delta Chapter at UMass Dartmouth has been Defining Excellence through our generous sisters' philanthropy! We had four sisters volunteer their time over Christmas break in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. They helped teach English to younger children, and built houses for lowincome areas previously hurt by natural disaster. Back in Massachusetts, our Sisters have been serving the community through the Women's Wellness Initiative by dedicating our fall semester Philanthropy Week to collecting and donating StressLess items, such as hygiene products, clothes, and planners, to local women's shelters. Our sister Binh, who is already an Endeavor Scholar, started a club called "PERIOD." to "clear up the stigma around

menstruation and provide a better health program for both women and transgender men at UMASS." She also plans to advocate for free feminine hygiene products on campus. Lastly, this coming April, we will be hosting our 20th Yellow Rose! We hope to have as many alumnae attend as possible to help celebrate our amazing chapter.

Gamma Psi

Fitchburg State University This semester our chapter is having our annual Swing-athon! For 36 straight hours, we swing on the quad to raise awareness for our local philanthropy, the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN). We swing for those who have never come forward out of fear. We swing for those who no ones believes. We swing so people know they are not alone. Last year, we raised over $1,000 through our Swinga-thon and 100% of that went directly to RAINN.

MICHIGAN Beta Chi

Ferris State University - Sisters have been volunteering at a resale shop called Fabulous Finds, and in April we will be hosting our inaugural Wise Walk to raise money for women's wellness! Sisters are also writing letters to middle

school girls in Big Rapids for inspiration and motivation! Many of our members have studied abroad in Italy, and this semester our sister Sarah is traveling the world with a study abroad trip called Semester at Sea. Recruitment was so much fun in the fall; we are delighted to have welcomed nine new Sisters from formal recruitment and four from COB! This semester our Sisters are looking forward to focusing on sisterhood. We have a weekly hangout called Tau Night as well as super fun member development activities. We are so grateful and thankful for the support of alumnae and what they have contributed to our sorority!

Delta Tau

Oakland University - The Delta Tau Chapter is extremely excited to welcome our new members into our sisterhood. We have enjoyed volunteering this year with events such as Minute to Win It and had a great time at our grilled cheese fundraiser! We are looking forward to our annual philanthropy event, Dancing with the Taus and our annual day at Focus Hope with the Detroit Metro Alumnae. We are excited to continue strengthening our sisterhood and can't wait to see what we accomplish this year!

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NEW YORK Delta Phi

Beta Upsilon at New Jersey Institute of Technology celebrating their 35th year Gala this past fall in 2018.

NEW JERSEY Beta Upsilon

New Jersey Institute of Technology - The Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority defines excellence every day. This year alone we have Sisters who are the President of Highlanderthon (NJIT's Dance Marathon for Children's Specialized Hospital), the President of the Vector (NJIT's Newspaper), a Co-President of IIDA, and a Co-President of IDSA. Among those organizations, as well as others not listed, we have several sisters who actively participate and are members of an organization outside of Alpha Sigma Tau. We also have two Sisters who volunteer their time as EMTs. We also have Sisters who have internships with top companies such as Google, Howard L. Zimmerman Architects PC, L'oreal, Johnson&Johnson, and more. Our chapter still holds the record for top GPA on campus with multiple Sisters on the Dean's List or with a 33

4.0 GPA. We have two Sisters studying abroad, one in Seville, Spain, and one in Tokyo, Japan. Our chapter is full of talented, intelligent, passionate, and involved women, and we look forward to welcoming even more women this semester!

Gamma Rho

Seton Hall University - In November we held our annual benefit concert, Rock-A-Thon, and raised approximately $2,000 for Dress for Success! At the end of Fall semester we adopted a new local philanthropy, The Sierra House, a women and children's shelter that helps women attain self-sufficiency. As our first project, we made blankets for every woman and child in the shelter, and helped them decorate their house for Christmas. We just finished formal recruitment and welcomed 16 lovely ladies to Alpha Sigma Tau!

unified group of women who all share the same goals. We truly believe in representing our organization, both locally and nationally, by embodying our 5 core values and sharing them with those around us. Starting with recruitment this semester, our sister Gabby prepared an amazing few days of recruitment showcasing what Alpha Sigma Tau is all about. We ended up recruiting strong women who will represent Alpha Sigma Tau in

the best way possible. One of our Sisters, Jade, is currently studying abroad in the Disney College Program. She gets to live in Disney World for the semester while working there and also taking educational courses. Last semester, our sister, Nicole, hosted a beautiful 10th anniversary formal, where active sisters and alumnae were able to come together and reflect on all of Epsilon Theta’s accomplishments.

Thank you to all chapters that submitted news! Due

The new member Sisters of Epsilon Theta at Fairleigh Dickinson University after a successful recruitment season.

to space constraints, not all articles could be included in the magazine. You can view more photos and updates from other chapters on our website at alphasigmatau.org/ oncampus Please continue to share updates and photos throughout the year to be featured on social media or in future magazine issues. Tag or DM us, or send highquality photos to

Sisters from Delta Theta pose together after a recruitment day at Moravian College.

communications@ alphasigmatau.org.

PENNSYLVANIA Delta Theta

Epsilon Theta

Fairleigh Dickinson University - We strive everyday to make our chapter a strong and

New York University - The Delta Phi Chapter has had a rocking year so far, and not just with our spring rock 'n roll themed recruitment. After welcoming an incredible new member class of 40 smart and passionate women last semester, we are excited for our Sisterhood to continue to grow by initiating 20 women in this upcoming semester. We also welcomed Aryn Quinn, founder of EndAbuse4Good, as an alumna initiate of Alpha Sigma Tau. Our B+ Hero, Mahlai, also became an official Sister of Alpha Sigma Tau in late November and in December she finished her chemo treatments! In our philanthropic efforts, last semester our Sisters raised $50,000 for New York Dance Marathon, contributing to the $700,000 total raised. We are currently planning our third annual Secondhand Pop Up Shop! So far this semester we have had a fun bid day, kept up with Colton on The Bachelor, and created Valentine's Day gifts for survivors of domestic violence with our newest alumna Aryn and her organization. We are looking forward to another semester where our Sisterhood bonds can continue to grow! Be sure to follow our Instagram @ astnyu to stay up to date on activities!

with toiletries and personal hygiene products for a local women’s shelter. We also held a baby coat drive to support the Nurse-Family Partnership, which helps underprivileged women care for their children from pregnancy through the first two years. This spring we will be hosting the fourth annual Jump for Olivia to honor our beloved sister Olivia Noel. The event supports our local philanthropy, the American Heart Association, in memory of Olivia who passed away in 2015 from a preexisting heart condition.

Gamma Rho Sisters of Seton Hall University celebrate Galentines Day!

A L P H A S I GM A T A U

Moravian College - The Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau at Moravian College had a successful recruitment, exceeding quota and welcoming 25 new women! Our Sister Bryn Wiragh is currently studying abroad in the Czech Republic. Last fall, we held a purse drive and collected gently used handbags to fill

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Sisters from Delta Phi welcome new members at New York University.

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NEW YORK Delta Phi

Beta Upsilon at New Jersey Institute of Technology celebrating their 35th year Gala this past fall in 2018.

NEW JERSEY Beta Upsilon

New Jersey Institute of Technology - The Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority defines excellence every day. This year alone we have Sisters who are the President of Highlanderthon (NJIT's Dance Marathon for Children's Specialized Hospital), the President of the Vector (NJIT's Newspaper), a Co-President of IIDA, and a Co-President of IDSA. Among those organizations, as well as others not listed, we have several sisters who actively participate and are members of an organization outside of Alpha Sigma Tau. We also have two Sisters who volunteer their time as EMTs. We also have Sisters who have internships with top companies such as Google, Howard L. Zimmerman Architects PC, L'oreal, Johnson&Johnson, and more. Our chapter still holds the record for top GPA on campus with multiple Sisters on the Dean's List or with a 33

4.0 GPA. We have two Sisters studying abroad, one in Seville, Spain, and one in Tokyo, Japan. Our chapter is full of talented, intelligent, passionate, and involved women, and we look forward to welcoming even more women this semester!

Gamma Rho

Seton Hall University - In November we held our annual benefit concert, Rock-A-Thon, and raised approximately $2,000 for Dress for Success! At the end of Fall semester we adopted a new local philanthropy, The Sierra House, a women and children's shelter that helps women attain self-sufficiency. As our first project, we made blankets for every woman and child in the shelter, and helped them decorate their house for Christmas. We just finished formal recruitment and welcomed 16 lovely ladies to Alpha Sigma Tau!

unified group of women who all share the same goals. We truly believe in representing our organization, both locally and nationally, by embodying our 5 core values and sharing them with those around us. Starting with recruitment this semester, our sister Gabby prepared an amazing few days of recruitment showcasing what Alpha Sigma Tau is all about. We ended up recruiting strong women who will represent Alpha Sigma Tau in

the best way possible. One of our Sisters, Jade, is currently studying abroad in the Disney College Program. She gets to live in Disney World for the semester while working there and also taking educational courses. Last semester, our sister, Nicole, hosted a beautiful 10th anniversary formal, where active sisters and alumnae were able to come together and reflect on all of Epsilon Theta’s accomplishments.

Thank you to all chapters that submitted news! Due

The new member Sisters of Epsilon Theta at Fairleigh Dickinson University after a successful recruitment season.

to space constraints, not all articles could be included in the magazine. You can view more photos and updates from other chapters on our website at alphasigmatau.org/ oncampus Please continue to share updates and photos throughout the year to be featured on social media or in future magazine issues. Tag or DM us, or send highquality photos to

Sisters from Delta Theta pose together after a recruitment day at Moravian College.

communications@ alphasigmatau.org.

PENNSYLVANIA Delta Theta

Epsilon Theta

Fairleigh Dickinson University - We strive everyday to make our chapter a strong and

New York University - The Delta Phi Chapter has had a rocking year so far, and not just with our spring rock 'n roll themed recruitment. After welcoming an incredible new member class of 40 smart and passionate women last semester, we are excited for our Sisterhood to continue to grow by initiating 20 women in this upcoming semester. We also welcomed Aryn Quinn, founder of EndAbuse4Good, as an alumna initiate of Alpha Sigma Tau. Our B+ Hero, Mahlai, also became an official Sister of Alpha Sigma Tau in late November and in December she finished her chemo treatments! In our philanthropic efforts, last semester our Sisters raised $50,000 for New York Dance Marathon, contributing to the $700,000 total raised. We are currently planning our third annual Secondhand Pop Up Shop! So far this semester we have had a fun bid day, kept up with Colton on The Bachelor, and created Valentine's Day gifts for survivors of domestic violence with our newest alumna Aryn and her organization. We are looking forward to another semester where our Sisterhood bonds can continue to grow! Be sure to follow our Instagram @ astnyu to stay up to date on activities!

with toiletries and personal hygiene products for a local women’s shelter. We also held a baby coat drive to support the Nurse-Family Partnership, which helps underprivileged women care for their children from pregnancy through the first two years. This spring we will be hosting the fourth annual Jump for Olivia to honor our beloved sister Olivia Noel. The event supports our local philanthropy, the American Heart Association, in memory of Olivia who passed away in 2015 from a preexisting heart condition.

Gamma Rho Sisters of Seton Hall University celebrate Galentines Day!

A L P H A S I GM A T A U

Moravian College - The Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau at Moravian College had a successful recruitment, exceeding quota and welcoming 25 new women! Our Sister Bryn Wiragh is currently studying abroad in the Czech Republic. Last fall, we held a purse drive and collected gently used handbags to fill

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Sisters from Delta Phi welcome new members at New York University.

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ALUMNAE CONNECTIONS

TIDEWATER ALUMNAE SUPPORT ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER

Baltimore - Alumnae Sisters suprise Jullie Nauman, Chapter Advisor for Epsilon Nu, to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Blue Ridge - Alumnae Sisters with their Valentine's Day gift bags for kids and teenagers at their local children's hospital.

By: Justina Solties, Gamma Theta

Baltimore, Maryland

Nestled on the east coast of Virginia, the Tidewater Alumnae Chapter serves as a network for alumnae Sisters and a support system for nearby collegiate chapters. In fall 2018, in an effort led by Tidewater Alumnae Chapter member Mary Askins, the group assisted the recruitment efforts of the Alpha Lambda Chapter at Radford University by sending them gifts of encouragement.

Baltimore alumnae have been Defining Excellence by volunteering in the community and with Alpha Sigma Tau. Joell Sperry was recently elected to the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Baltimore; Erica Richards and Megan MacFeat are Panhellenic Specialists for Alpha Sigma Tau; and Jullie Nauman is Chapter Advisor for Epsilon Nu Chapter at McDaniel College. These women are rocking their roles in helping chapters grow the Sisterhood and Defining Excellence through their work with collegiate members. The chapter celebrated its ninth anniversary February 24 at Sabatino’s in Little Italy. We have partnered with the Beta Mu Chapter and Dress for Success Baltimore for a prom dress giveaway on March 30. When Jullie hosted our Souper Saturday event in January, the chapter surprised her with a cake to celebrate her 40th birthday. We look forward to an event-filled and exciting year of Defining Excellence!

Charlotte, North Carolina

“To show our support during recruitment, we wanted to provide the chapter with something that they could use for years to come— something polished, professional, and branded to Alpha Sigma Tau,” says Mary, Tidewater Alumnae Chapter member and Alpha Lambda Chapter alumna. They chose to send the chapter a tablecloth that features the logo and “Defining Excellence” tagline of Alpha Sigma Tau. Because it can be used at events beyond recruitment, the alumnae felt it was a gift that keeps on giving. In addition to the tablecloth, the Tidewater Alumnae Chapter sent the chapter custom cookies from The Flour Shop, a popular bakery in Radford, Virginia. The cookies—which featured designs of the Sorority’s logomark, yellow roses, Greek letters, and more—brought an element of elegance and thoughtfulness to the treat. Mary believes simple gestures of supporting collegiate Sisters are key to building strong relationships and mentorships. “If I can provide the extra push which inspires them to be that person for someone else in the future... if I can do that, then I’ve done my job as an alumna.” She took this opportunity to talk to the young women about what being an alumna means and the value of staying involved in Alpha Sigma Tau after college, particularly through alumnae groups. “Alumnae groups offer so many connections, great people to meet, and wonderful experiences.” “This Sisterhood isn’t for four years; it’s for a lifetime. And supporting our collegiate Sisters is a great way to show it.”

Birmingham, Alabama The Birmingham group met at a local restaurant to celebrate Founders Day and purchase t-shirts to help support the Gamma Gamma Chapter at the

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University of West Alabama. December found us feasting on the delicious shrimp and grits of Beta Zeta Sister Lisa Todd Lewis. We also enjoyed a sock exchange. In January, we cheered the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Blazer basketball team to victory. Upcoming events include the Rumpshaker 5K for colon cancer, our yearly Birmingham Barons baseball outing, and Night to Reunite.

Blue Ridge, Virginia The Blue Ridge Alumnae Association has stayed active through the cold months. In November, we had our second annual Founders Day banquet; in December, we celebrated the holidays with an ornament exchange; in January, we had a delicious potluck; and in February, we made Valentine's Day gift bags for the kids and teens in our local children's hospital. We continue to give back to the community through Dress for Success and drives to collect clothing and school supplies. At our March meeting, we will collect items to donate and assemble care packages for collegiate members in Virginia. Our association continues to grow, as we are continuously adding new members and participating in local philanthropy projects.

The Charlotte Alumnae Association has been hard at work planning exciting events. We planned Women Crush Wednesdays to meet with Sisters for a relaxing midweek get together, and we eagerly await April's Night to Reunite! Elisa Gale and Jessica Treneer attended, and Gina Welch volunteered at the Wish Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina. It is great to see our Sisters support wonderful causes around our beautiful city. We are looking into several exciting volunteer and fundraising opportunities in our area.

Detroit, Michigan The holiday season seems to be the time of year when many people lose hope and lose their focus. We ended the year shopping for and delivering Christmas presents for two families in the Metro Detroit area—not just the kids, but the parents as well. It was truly a blessing to take away the stress of the holidays for these families and put a smile on their faces. As 2019 begins, we are planning a philanthropy event with the Delta Tau Chapter, packaging boxes of groceries to put food on the table for many families in the area. We are excited to see what blessings this year will bring.

Birmingham - Alumnae get together over the 2018 holidays.

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TIDEWATER ALUMNAE SUPPORT ALPHA LAMBDA CHAPTER

Baltimore - Alumnae Sisters suprise Jullie Nauman, Chapter Advisor for Epsilon Nu, to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Blue Ridge - Alumnae Sisters with their Valentine's Day gift bags for kids and teenagers at their local children's hospital.

By: Justina Solties, Gamma Theta

Baltimore, Maryland

Nestled on the east coast of Virginia, the Tidewater Alumnae Chapter serves as a network for alumnae Sisters and a support system for nearby collegiate chapters. In fall 2018, in an effort led by Tidewater Alumnae Chapter member Mary Askins, the group assisted the recruitment efforts of the Alpha Lambda Chapter at Radford University by sending them gifts of encouragement.

Baltimore alumnae have been Defining Excellence by volunteering in the community and with Alpha Sigma Tau. Joell Sperry was recently elected to the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Baltimore; Erica Richards and Megan MacFeat are Panhellenic Specialists for Alpha Sigma Tau; and Jullie Nauman is Chapter Advisor for Epsilon Nu Chapter at McDaniel College. These women are rocking their roles in helping chapters grow the Sisterhood and Defining Excellence through their work with collegiate members. The chapter celebrated its ninth anniversary February 24 at Sabatino’s in Little Italy. We have partnered with the Beta Mu Chapter and Dress for Success Baltimore for a prom dress giveaway on March 30. When Jullie hosted our Souper Saturday event in January, the chapter surprised her with a cake to celebrate her 40th birthday. We look forward to an event-filled and exciting year of Defining Excellence!

Charlotte, North Carolina

“To show our support during recruitment, we wanted to provide the chapter with something that they could use for years to come— something polished, professional, and branded to Alpha Sigma Tau,” says Mary, Tidewater Alumnae Chapter member and Alpha Lambda Chapter alumna. They chose to send the chapter a tablecloth that features the logo and “Defining Excellence” tagline of Alpha Sigma Tau. Because it can be used at events beyond recruitment, the alumnae felt it was a gift that keeps on giving. In addition to the tablecloth, the Tidewater Alumnae Chapter sent the chapter custom cookies from The Flour Shop, a popular bakery in Radford, Virginia. The cookies—which featured designs of the Sorority’s logomark, yellow roses, Greek letters, and more—brought an element of elegance and thoughtfulness to the treat. Mary believes simple gestures of supporting collegiate Sisters are key to building strong relationships and mentorships. “If I can provide the extra push which inspires them to be that person for someone else in the future... if I can do that, then I’ve done my job as an alumna.” She took this opportunity to talk to the young women about what being an alumna means and the value of staying involved in Alpha Sigma Tau after college, particularly through alumnae groups. “Alumnae groups offer so many connections, great people to meet, and wonderful experiences.” “This Sisterhood isn’t for four years; it’s for a lifetime. And supporting our collegiate Sisters is a great way to show it.”

Birmingham, Alabama The Birmingham group met at a local restaurant to celebrate Founders Day and purchase t-shirts to help support the Gamma Gamma Chapter at the

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University of West Alabama. December found us feasting on the delicious shrimp and grits of Beta Zeta Sister Lisa Todd Lewis. We also enjoyed a sock exchange. In January, we cheered the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Blazer basketball team to victory. Upcoming events include the Rumpshaker 5K for colon cancer, our yearly Birmingham Barons baseball outing, and Night to Reunite.

Blue Ridge, Virginia The Blue Ridge Alumnae Association has stayed active through the cold months. In November, we had our second annual Founders Day banquet; in December, we celebrated the holidays with an ornament exchange; in January, we had a delicious potluck; and in February, we made Valentine's Day gift bags for the kids and teens in our local children's hospital. We continue to give back to the community through Dress for Success and drives to collect clothing and school supplies. At our March meeting, we will collect items to donate and assemble care packages for collegiate members in Virginia. Our association continues to grow, as we are continuously adding new members and participating in local philanthropy projects.

The Charlotte Alumnae Association has been hard at work planning exciting events. We planned Women Crush Wednesdays to meet with Sisters for a relaxing midweek get together, and we eagerly await April's Night to Reunite! Elisa Gale and Jessica Treneer attended, and Gina Welch volunteered at the Wish Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina. It is great to see our Sisters support wonderful causes around our beautiful city. We are looking into several exciting volunteer and fundraising opportunities in our area.

Detroit, Michigan The holiday season seems to be the time of year when many people lose hope and lose their focus. We ended the year shopping for and delivering Christmas presents for two families in the Metro Detroit area—not just the kids, but the parents as well. It was truly a blessing to take away the stress of the holidays for these families and put a smile on their faces. As 2019 begins, we are planning a philanthropy event with the Delta Tau Chapter, packaging boxes of groceries to put food on the table for many families in the area. We are excited to see what blessings this year will bring.

Birmingham - Alumnae get together over the 2018 holidays.

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ALUMNAE CONNECTIONS

LOST SISTER? Charlotte - Alumnae Sisters attended and volunteered at the Wish Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina.

Lehigh Valley - Alumnae Sisters gather together for Christmas.

Erie, Pennsylvania

joy, and the spirit of Alpha Sigma Tau. In September, we met to collect bedding for The Psychological Center, Inc., in Lawrence. The mild October air was filled with laughter and delicious treats as we enjoyed a sunny day picking apples. Founders Day brought us together for a delightful brunch where we reconnected and celebrated 119 years of Alpha Sigma Tau. We ended 2018 with the warmth and love of Sisterhood and family at our annual holiday party, where we created a space of positivity and community to take us into the new year.

The Erie Alumnae Chapter looks forward to celebrating Night to Reunite! It's a great way to connect and network with local alumnae as well as collegians preparing for their journey as alumnae. At our last Founders Day celebration, we talked about how grateful we are to have such an amazing group of women to continue our traditions and carry on our philanthropy of helping local women in need.

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Once again, our chapter stepped up to help those less fortunate in the community. In October, we collected a carload of household items (cleaning products, paper goods, sheets,

towels, etc.) for a local women’s shelter. At Christmas, we provided gifts to two families, including four adults, nine children ages 4 to 17, and a dog! We didn’t know about the cat, or we would have gotten something for it as well!

Greater Chicago We celebrated the new year with our annual fondue gathering—nothing like cheese and chocolate to combat the polar vortex in the Midwest! Sisters visited the Ronald McDonald House in the western suburbs on February 16, serving dinner for dozens of families.

Lowell, Massachusetts The Lowell Alumnae Chapter has been happily busy bringing Sisters together for laughter,

were excited to welcome new faces to the chapter as well. We look forward to some fun gatherings in the spring, including Night to Reunite in April!

Southeastern Louisiana We have an event planned for each month this year, including a family day, a reading with one of our Phi Sisters who authored a book, and Bid Day with Phi Chapter. This semester, we will go bowling with Phi Chapter and work beside them for SLU's Rock ’n Roar Fest.

Northern Virginia We enjoyed a great turnout and Sisterhood bonding for our Founders Day luncheon in November and an ornament exchange in December. We

Help Us Locate Lost Sisters! Visit: alphasigmatau.org/lost We'd love your help in finding some of the nearly 32,000 Sisters who may not be hearing from us because we're missing valid contact information like:

mailing address

Northern Virginia - Alumnae Sisters celebrating Founders Day with a luncheon in November.

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Southeastern Louisiana - Alumnae Sisters at their table for the annual Champagne Bingo event benefitting athletics at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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LOST SISTER? Charlotte - Alumnae Sisters attended and volunteered at the Wish Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina.

Lehigh Valley - Alumnae Sisters gather together for Christmas.

Erie, Pennsylvania

joy, and the spirit of Alpha Sigma Tau. In September, we met to collect bedding for The Psychological Center, Inc., in Lawrence. The mild October air was filled with laughter and delicious treats as we enjoyed a sunny day picking apples. Founders Day brought us together for a delightful brunch where we reconnected and celebrated 119 years of Alpha Sigma Tau. We ended 2018 with the warmth and love of Sisterhood and family at our annual holiday party, where we created a space of positivity and community to take us into the new year.

The Erie Alumnae Chapter looks forward to celebrating Night to Reunite! It's a great way to connect and network with local alumnae as well as collegians preparing for their journey as alumnae. At our last Founders Day celebration, we talked about how grateful we are to have such an amazing group of women to continue our traditions and carry on our philanthropy of helping local women in need.

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Once again, our chapter stepped up to help those less fortunate in the community. In October, we collected a carload of household items (cleaning products, paper goods, sheets,

towels, etc.) for a local women’s shelter. At Christmas, we provided gifts to two families, including four adults, nine children ages 4 to 17, and a dog! We didn’t know about the cat, or we would have gotten something for it as well!

Greater Chicago We celebrated the new year with our annual fondue gathering—nothing like cheese and chocolate to combat the polar vortex in the Midwest! Sisters visited the Ronald McDonald House in the western suburbs on February 16, serving dinner for dozens of families.

Lowell, Massachusetts The Lowell Alumnae Chapter has been happily busy bringing Sisters together for laughter,

were excited to welcome new faces to the chapter as well. We look forward to some fun gatherings in the spring, including Night to Reunite in April!

Southeastern Louisiana We have an event planned for each month this year, including a family day, a reading with one of our Phi Sisters who authored a book, and Bid Day with Phi Chapter. This semester, we will go bowling with Phi Chapter and work beside them for SLU's Rock ’n Roar Fest.

Northern Virginia We enjoyed a great turnout and Sisterhood bonding for our Founders Day luncheon in November and an ornament exchange in December. We

Help Us Locate Lost Sisters! Visit: alphasigmatau.org/lost We'd love your help in finding some of the nearly 32,000 Sisters who may not be hearing from us because we're missing valid contact information like:

mailing address

Northern Virginia - Alumnae Sisters celebrating Founders Day with a luncheon in November.

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Southeastern Louisiana - Alumnae Sisters at their table for the annual Champagne Bingo event benefitting athletics at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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phone number

email address

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Sisters were encouraged to treat themselves and pay it forward for the next Sisters in line. We then asked Sisters:

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SISTERS PAY IT FORWARD On Monday, February 18, Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day and posted a pre-loaded Starbucks ™ gift card on our Instagram account.

As part of Alpha Sigma Tau, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance.

Sisters were encouraged to treat themselves and pay it forward for the next Sisters in line. We then asked Sisters:

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MAKE SOMEONE’S LIFE A LITTLE HAPPIER AND RICHER? They Answered:

We appreciate groups that bring people together over common values and interests. That’s why we’re proud to offer you exclusive discounts on your insurance. Plus, we offer up to 20% savings when you bundle your home and auto insurance.* With more than 90 years of experience and expertise, Nationwide can help you protect what matters today and plan for what comes tomorrow.

See how we can help protect your life’s many sides. Visit nationwide.com/AlphaSigmaTau or call 1-855-550-9215 for more information.

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ETERNAL CHAPTER

IN LOVING MEMORY

FLORENCE KUCZMA SODUS, Sigma, Buffalo State College Florence joined the Sigma Chapter at Buffalo State in 1951, graduating magna cum laude two years later. She was a former teacher, actress, and singer, and an active, enthusiastic member of Alpha Sigma Tau. Always supportive of the collegians, Florence attended their events whenever invited. She served in many Sorority roles over the years, most recently as the Recording Secretary of the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter, and she attended the 42nd National Convention in Pittsburgh this past summer to support fellow Sigma alumna Nicole Ball as she received an award. Florence loved yellow roses best of all.

We forever remember these Sisters who have entered the Eternal Chapter. Their legacy lives on through their loved ones and their contributions to the progress of mankind. This memorial listing includes all members whose passing was reported to National Headquarters between October 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019.

Beta, Central Michigan University

Upsilon, University of Central Arkansas

Kareen Beck Latoski, 1988

Katherine Tidwell Preslar, 1957

Delta, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Chi, Shepherd University

Sara Angel Brooks, 1933

Clara Roberts Evans, 1950

Zeta, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Psi, James Madison University

Priscilla Garrett Dunkelberger, 1956

Helen Diffee Tyler, 1953

Iota, Emporia State University

Alpha Epsilon, Western Illinois University

Lois Beck Barricklow* Frances Ireland Becker, 1940 Rodnee Fisher Carr, 1954 Christine Gurtler Carter* Mary Skinner Cashman* Mildred Ferrison Chamberlin* Janet Minnis Jimison, 1959

Dorothy Engels Meyer, 1950 Doris Johnson Nelson, 1948

Pi, Harris Teachers College

Betty Measmer Smith, 1968

SISTER ANN SEMEL Beta Theta, St. Mary’s University

Alpha Zeta, Queens College Gloria DiMartino Berrin*

Alpha Rho, Youngstown State University

Elizabeth “Irene” Paterson Tillman, 1946

Beta Theta, St. Mary's University

Rho, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Ann Semel, 1976

Joyce “Sam” Reed Grant, 1968

Gamma Theta, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Sigma, SUNY Buffalo State

Rachael Barry, 1994

Norma Plunkett Lazarus, 1949 Patricia Mave Nichols, 1950 Florence Kuczma Sodus, 1951

Marsha Morrison, 2003

Zeta Tau, Longwood University Donna McRae Capehart, 1974 Virginia Anderson Justis, 1946

Mary Ann Semel professed her vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1953, and became a devoted educator, spending fortythree years at St. Mary’s University. Sister Ann joined Alpha Sigma Tau as an alumna in 1976 when the Beta Theta Chapter was installed; she went on to advise the chapter through the mid-1990s. On her retirement in 2011, Sister Ann was recognized by St. Mary’s as a Professor Emerita and became the library’s most faithful patron at her home, St. Mary of the Pines.

Delta Eta | Belmont University Epsilon Theta, Fairleigh Dickinson University Kerri Fernley, 2013 * Date unknown

JANET MINNIS JIMISON Iota, Emporia State University

Did you know that the Sorority Badge Policy offers several options for your loved ones to carry out your final wishes? We would be happy to help you craft appropriate language to ensure that your Badge and Sorority artifacts are handled with care in the years to come. To request assistance with drafting your own legacy plans or to report the news that a Sister has entered the Eternal Chapter, please email headquarters@alphasigmatau.org or call 317-613-7575.

After graduating from Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Janet worked as a substitute teacher for several years before becoming a small business owner, running two different shops in her community. She was an active and devoted volunteer, generously giving her time and her talents to many organizations, including the Arkansas City Soroptimist Club. Janet joined the Iota Chapter three years after her older sister Donna Minnis Lacock, and then welcomed her daughter Staci Jimison Wedermyer to the chapter almost thirty years later. She never forgot her dear old Alpha Sigma Tau and faithfully served the Sorority as a District President, National Treasurer, and National Vice President.

We are often asked how one can memorialize a departed Sister while also supporting the Sorority we hold so dear. In lieu of flowers, please consider naming the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation in your own obituary. Make a memorial contribution at alphasigmatau.org/donate or learn more about including the Foundation in your will/estate plans by emailing foundation@alphasigmatau.org

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ETERNAL CHAPTER

IN LOVING MEMORY

FLORENCE KUCZMA SODUS, Sigma, Buffalo State College Florence joined the Sigma Chapter at Buffalo State in 1951, graduating magna cum laude two years later. She was a former teacher, actress, and singer, and an active, enthusiastic member of Alpha Sigma Tau. Always supportive of the collegians, Florence attended their events whenever invited. She served in many Sorority roles over the years, most recently as the Recording Secretary of the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter, and she attended the 42nd National Convention in Pittsburgh this past summer to support fellow Sigma alumna Nicole Ball as she received an award. Florence loved yellow roses best of all.

We forever remember these Sisters who have entered the Eternal Chapter. Their legacy lives on through their loved ones and their contributions to the progress of mankind. This memorial listing includes all members whose passing was reported to National Headquarters between October 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019.

Beta, Central Michigan University

Upsilon, University of Central Arkansas

Kareen Beck Latoski, 1988

Katherine Tidwell Preslar, 1957

Delta, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Chi, Shepherd University

Sara Angel Brooks, 1933

Clara Roberts Evans, 1950

Zeta, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Psi, James Madison University

Priscilla Garrett Dunkelberger, 1956

Helen Diffee Tyler, 1953

Iota, Emporia State University

Alpha Epsilon, Western Illinois University

Lois Beck Barricklow* Frances Ireland Becker, 1940 Rodnee Fisher Carr, 1954 Christine Gurtler Carter* Mary Skinner Cashman* Mildred Ferrison Chamberlin* Janet Minnis Jimison, 1959

Dorothy Engels Meyer, 1950 Doris Johnson Nelson, 1948

Pi, Harris Teachers College

Betty Measmer Smith, 1968

SISTER ANN SEMEL Beta Theta, St. Mary’s University

Alpha Zeta, Queens College Gloria DiMartino Berrin*

Alpha Rho, Youngstown State University

Elizabeth “Irene” Paterson Tillman, 1946

Beta Theta, St. Mary's University

Rho, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Ann Semel, 1976

Joyce “Sam” Reed Grant, 1968

Gamma Theta, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Sigma, SUNY Buffalo State

Rachael Barry, 1994

Norma Plunkett Lazarus, 1949 Patricia Mave Nichols, 1950 Florence Kuczma Sodus, 1951

Marsha Morrison, 2003

Zeta Tau, Longwood University Donna McRae Capehart, 1974 Virginia Anderson Justis, 1946

Mary Ann Semel professed her vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1953, and became a devoted educator, spending fortythree years at St. Mary’s University. Sister Ann joined Alpha Sigma Tau as an alumna in 1976 when the Beta Theta Chapter was installed; she went on to advise the chapter through the mid-1990s. On her retirement in 2011, Sister Ann was recognized by St. Mary’s as a Professor Emerita and became the library’s most faithful patron at her home, St. Mary of the Pines.

Delta Eta | Belmont University Epsilon Theta, Fairleigh Dickinson University Kerri Fernley, 2013 * Date unknown

JANET MINNIS JIMISON Iota, Emporia State University

Did you know that the Sorority Badge Policy offers several options for your loved ones to carry out your final wishes? We would be happy to help you craft appropriate language to ensure that your Badge and Sorority artifacts are handled with care in the years to come. To request assistance with drafting your own legacy plans or to report the news that a Sister has entered the Eternal Chapter, please email headquarters@alphasigmatau.org or call 317-613-7575.

After graduating from Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Janet worked as a substitute teacher for several years before becoming a small business owner, running two different shops in her community. She was an active and devoted volunteer, generously giving her time and her talents to many organizations, including the Arkansas City Soroptimist Club. Janet joined the Iota Chapter three years after her older sister Donna Minnis Lacock, and then welcomed her daughter Staci Jimison Wedermyer to the chapter almost thirty years later. She never forgot her dear old Alpha Sigma Tau and faithfully served the Sorority as a District President, National Treasurer, and National Vice President.

We are often asked how one can memorialize a departed Sister while also supporting the Sorority we hold so dear. In lieu of flowers, please consider naming the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation in your own obituary. Make a memorial contribution at alphasigmatau.org/donate or learn more about including the Foundation in your will/estate plans by emailing foundation@alphasigmatau.org

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Foundation Donation Monthly giving is an easy and efficient way to show your commitment to this extraordinary Sisterhood. Add your donation to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation to your list of monthly subscriptions that streamline your life.

Start your donation subscription today by visiting alphasigmatau.org/donate and selecting Monthly as your gift recurrence.

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Foundation Donation Monthly giving is an easy and efficient way to show your commitment to this extraordinary Sisterhood. Add your donation to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation to your list of monthly subscriptions that streamline your life.

Start your donation subscription today by visiting alphasigmatau.org/donate and selecting Monthly as your gift recurrence.

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A. Lyanna Necklace, #LYANNA B. Crown Pearl Badge*, #0100 C. Crown Pearl Chapter Letter Guard, #J0500 D. Officer Recognition Dangles (Visit HJGreek.com for the entire collection.)

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E. Jeweled Blush Watch, #SUMMERTI F. Pearl Toggle Bracelet with Engraved Greek Letters Tag, #636008T G. Brooklyn Ring, #BROOKLYN (Whole sizes 6 – 8 only.) H. Mother’s Pin, #1604 G.

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(*To order, please log into ΑΣΤ Connect at alphasigmatau.org or contact Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters at 317.613.7575.)

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ANCHORING THOUGHTS

Connect with Alpha Sigma Tau and see the world with your Sisters, family, and friends!

GETTING WHAT I CAME FOR I frequently mention to my family, friends, and coworkers that I am the editor of my sorority's magazine. A handful of those people ask me, “Why do you volunteer for your Sorority?” or “Why don't you get an editing job that pays?” It's hard to know how to answer these questions. How do I quickly tell someone that this doesn't feel like work to me? How do I say I enjoy volunteering for Alpha Sigma Tau? How do I sum up in a sentence or two all of the ways this organization has helped me to learn and to grow as a person over the last 15 years and giving back is simply a small way of showing my appreciation?

July

07.17.19 - 07.26.19

2019 Interfraternal Cruise

Glacial Adventures of Alaska

Sept. 09.17.19 - 09.25.19

West Ireland

featuring County Kerry

The heart of this issue of The Anchor is about what we gain from being members of this organization: friendships, leadership skills, the desire to give back in our communities, the push to empower other women. A short time ago, an alumna who was serving as a Founders Day of Giving Ambassador asked one of her chapter Sisters to donate to the Foundation in honor of our Sisterhood’s 119th year. The woman responded, “Why should I give to Alpha Sigma Tau today? I already got what I needed out of it.” On the one hand, that’s a great feeling – this organization provided her with what she was looking for when she joined. On the other hand, taking while never giving back is the antithesis of our Initiation vows. What about the experiences of our newest Sisters? Who will assist them and afford them the same opportunities that we had? Who will ensure that the Sorority continues to thrive and provide others with the experiences they are looking for when they join? I continue to work for and with this organization because it has added something to my life every day. You are reading this message right now because Alpha Sigma Tau added something to your life, too. You still care about this organization and want it to provide those same opportunities and more to thousands of young women everyday.

Oct.

That’s why we give back with our time, talent, and treasure. We want to ensure young women have the opportunity to benefit from being Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau. We recognize that this experience extends past our four years in college, and it even surpasses ‘for life.’ Our legacies extend beyond our time on earth through the women we share this Sisterhood with, the work we do to ensure our chapters are successful, the gifts we make to the Foundation, and the other ways we choose to stay involved.

10.26.19 - 11.03.19

Normandy

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Oct.

Galapagos Islands

10.30.19 - 11.06.19

Next time someone asks me why I stay connected and spend my time volunteering for the Sorority, perhaps I'll say, "Because all of the volunteering or money in the world could never repay Alpha Sigma Tau for making me the woman that I am today." In Sisterhood,

Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta (Penn State Erie, The Behrend College) Editor, The Anchor

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Connect with Alpha Sigma Tau and see the world with your Sisters, family, and friends!

GETTING WHAT I CAME FOR I frequently mention to my family, friends, and coworkers that I am the editor of my sorority's magazine. A handful of those people ask me, “Why do you volunteer for your Sorority?” or “Why don't you get an editing job that pays?” It's hard to know how to answer these questions. How do I quickly tell someone that this doesn't feel like work to me? How do I say I enjoy volunteering for Alpha Sigma Tau? How do I sum up in a sentence or two all of the ways this organization has helped me to learn and to grow as a person over the last 15 years and giving back is simply a small way of showing my appreciation?

July

07.17.19 - 07.26.19

2019 Interfraternal Cruise

Glacial Adventures of Alaska

Sept. 09.17.19 - 09.25.19

West Ireland

featuring County Kerry

The heart of this issue of The Anchor is about what we gain from being members of this organization: friendships, leadership skills, the desire to give back in our communities, the push to empower other women. A short time ago, an alumna who was serving as a Founders Day of Giving Ambassador asked one of her chapter Sisters to donate to the Foundation in honor of our Sisterhood’s 119th year. The woman responded, “Why should I give to Alpha Sigma Tau today? I already got what I needed out of it.” On the one hand, that’s a great feeling – this organization provided her with what she was looking for when she joined. On the other hand, taking while never giving back is the antithesis of our Initiation vows. What about the experiences of our newest Sisters? Who will assist them and afford them the same opportunities that we had? Who will ensure that the Sorority continues to thrive and provide others with the experiences they are looking for when they join? I continue to work for and with this organization because it has added something to my life every day. You are reading this message right now because Alpha Sigma Tau added something to your life, too. You still care about this organization and want it to provide those same opportunities and more to thousands of young women everyday.

Oct.

That’s why we give back with our time, talent, and treasure. We want to ensure young women have the opportunity to benefit from being Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau. We recognize that this experience extends past our four years in college, and it even surpasses ‘for life.’ Our legacies extend beyond our time on earth through the women we share this Sisterhood with, the work we do to ensure our chapters are successful, the gifts we make to the Foundation, and the other ways we choose to stay involved.

10.26.19 - 11.03.19

Normandy

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Oct.

Galapagos Islands

10.30.19 - 11.06.19

Next time someone asks me why I stay connected and spend my time volunteering for the Sorority, perhaps I'll say, "Because all of the volunteering or money in the world could never repay Alpha Sigma Tau for making me the woman that I am today." In Sisterhood,

Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta (Penn State Erie, The Behrend College) Editor, The Anchor

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