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OF ALPHA SIGMA TAU Vol. 89 No. 2 Summer 2016

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Letter from the President 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.

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The Anchor Staff Editor: Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Associate Editor: Carole Bicking Keily, Alpha Xi Alumnae Editor: Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta Collegiate Editors: Shanee Frazier, Gamma Rho; Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon; Kelli Purcell O'Brien, Delta Eta Design Editor: Michelle Zewe, Alpha Tau Photo Editor: Melanie Martin, Delta Eta

Dear Sisters, The 41st National Convention proved to be an exceptional three days focused on celebrating our Sisterhood. Over 400 women gathered in Jacksonville, Florida, to connect with Sisters from across the country. Remaining true to our mission, Alpha Sigma Tau invested in women by instilling the skills necessary to navigate life through our outstanding keynote speakers and educational program sessions. Members were inspired to enrich their own lives and the lives of others through the recognition of our alumnae, collegiate, and chapter award winners who define excellence every day. We celebrated the great accomplishments of the past few years, and planned for our shared future. This most notably includes our four strategic areas of focus: Alumnae Engagement and Involvement, Growth and Extension, Marketing and Communications, and Philanthropy. In short, to quote one attendee, it was the “best Convention ever!” As we were planning Convention, one word stayed at the front of our minds – fun! Among all the Sorority business, educational programming, and awards, we simply wanted attendees to have fun and build meaningful, sincere, and lasting relationships with each other. This included our time-honored traditions like the Yellow Rose Banquet, Panhellenic Luncheon, and Foundation Donor and Emerald Chapter Reception … plus much more! I invite you to read about it in the following pages. I was equally excited about the National Foundation’s history-making Convention Campaign. It was a huge success, raising nearly $25,000 to ensure the Foundation can continue supporting the educational initiatives of Alpha Sigma Tau. This was almost $10,000 above our goal! I want to personally thank each member and friend for their personal donation to the campaign and hope you will continue to support the Foundation through future gifts.

Within this issue of The Anchor, you will have the opportunity to share in the connections and experiences of the 41st National Convention. It was truly a pleasure to interact with women who are passionate about the mission and vision of Alpha Sigma Tau. I was and continue to be inspired by our members daily. Continue to define excellence,

Tiffany K. Street National President

In This Issue: 4

Now Trending


Greetings from Jacksonville


RISE to the Occasion:

Pre-Convention Advisor Academy


Getting Down to Business


Sisterly Wisdom


Let's Get Together


Tau Takeover: Out on the Town

in Jacksonville


Other Highlights


Convention Award Winners


Meet the National Council


Meet the Nominations Committee


In Memoriam: The Eternal Chapter


National Foundation


Crowning Achievements


Anchoring Thoughts

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“RISE” to the Occasion: Pre-Convention Advisor Academy By Ashley Hoogstraten, Beta Pi




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onvention got off to an early start on Wednesday, June 22, where Chapter Advisory Board members attending Advisor Academy were introduced to a new competency model. Developed in collaboration with R.I.S.E. Partnerships and supported by a grant from the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation, the competency model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for advisors to be successful with their chapters. Nearly 50 Chapter Advisory Board members from across the country attended. Advisors heard from R.I.S.E. CEO Dan Wrona during an interactive and informative program that shared and discussed findings of pre-event surveys and focus groups designed to better understand advisor needs. Armed with those findings, Dan invited, and sometimes challenged, the group’s perceptions about how effective competency models can benefit chapter success. After providing an overview of the competency model development process and initial findings, Dan engaged the group in a lengthy dialogue exploring and discussing the role of an advisor, and asked participants to reflect on how the position as outlined in the competency model aligned with advisors’ existing understanding of their responsibilities. He then asked advisors to identify how their work supported the mission,

vision, values, strategic plan, and operational performance of Alpha Sigma Tau. Next, Dan guided participants through more than 100 competencies in 24 categories, including areas like accountability, facilitation, and policies. Each advisor self-assessed for where he or she excels and where there is room for development. The large group honed in on some commonly identified areas of growth, and then broke into smaller groups to brainstorm ideas for improvement and new resources that could be provided to enhance advisors’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes in that given area. For example, one of the common growth areas identified was recognizing and addressing common patterns of group dynamics in a chapter. Advisors said they observe group-think and cliques as a common challenge, and discussed possible solutions, such as chapter teamwork models that separate cliques and foster inclusion. Dan concluded the day with an observation that he has not seen another organization with such structure and support for their Chapter Advisory Board members, let alone an entire program like Advisor Academy dedicated to the group. Afterward, attendees had a “sweet time” at local favorite, the Candy Apple Café. The group had a light dinner and enjoyed a candy-making demonstration.

Getting Down to Business By Michelle Zewe, Alpha Tau

Session I Highlights! • Erin Fischer, founder and CEO of The Leadership and Training Studio, fired up attendees with an inspiring a presentation called “The Confidence Project.” Sisters got up on their feet, danced, and had fun – all while learning how to build confidence as women. (See “Inspiring Speakers” nearby.)

General Session I Thursday, June 23


he 41st National Convention officially kicked off with General Session I. Steeped in tradition, the first business session began with the processional of the National Council and other dignitaries, each with their own escort, followed by opening remarks from National President Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu, and a roll call of all Convention attendees. Formal business included unanimous votes to accept, without revision, the reports of the Convention Credentials, Convention Standing Rules, and Convention Program committees, and honoring all Convention volunteers for their dedication to creating a wonderful Convention experience.

General Session II Friday, June 24 (morning) Friday’s first session began with a welcome by Tiffany Street and the Convention Credentials Committee Report. Session II Highlights! • Candidates for the Nominations Committee were nominated from the floor, and each addressed the group. Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha, was re-elected as Chair. The Convention body then moved forward in electing the new Nominations Committee. Alumnae Shae McLin, Phi, Pam Steele, Psi, and Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda were also elected as committee members, along with collegian Rachel Roller, Alpha Epsilon. Alumna Brandy Pate, Upsilon and collegian Taylor Hogg, Zeta Tau, were elected as alternates.

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• After National Council candidates addressed the group, National President Tiffany Street was re-elected to another two-year term along with National Vice Presidents Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho, and Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi. New National Vice Presidents Sara Brown, Gamma Pi, Jenni Kemmery Nowotnik, Delta, and collegian Kortney Powlison, Gamma Tau, were elected to succeed retiring Council members Beth Carney Ebberman, Phi, Jamie Jones Miller, Psi; and Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda.


• National Foundation President Kris Haskin, Beta Pi, was excited to announce that the Convention Campaign was on a history-making track to meet and exceed its $15,000 goal.

General Session III Friday, June 24 (afternoon) The final business session commenced on Friday afternoon with the Governing Documents Committee report, followed by passionate discussion and voting on proposed changes to the National Bylaws and Standing Rules. Session III Highlights!



• Newly elected and re-elected National Officers were Installed. Retiring officers were recognized for their dedication and service, with their friends and loved ones there in support. Collegians and alumnae alike watched as all of the National Council members vowed to uphold the values of Alpha Sigma Tau and perform their duties to the best of their abilities. • The biennial report to the membership – “Creating the Bonds of Sisterhood.” This exciting new video showcased the explosive growth of the Sorority in the last few years, and shared where we’re going. Check it out at!

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• Alumna and featured keynote speaker Diane Henderiks, Beta Omega, entertained and educated attendees with 10 helpful ways to maintain healthy-eating habits—including drinking more water, getting your body moving, and eating more nutrient-dense foods! • Sisters held their collective breath as Executive Director Jim Paponetti played a video announcing the host city for the 42nd National Convention – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – and the room erupted with cheers and applause!

Educational Programs National President Book Club The Confidence Code by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu Educational Programs Cultivating Self Reliance and Accountability Teena Johnson, Alpha Gamma Self-Care 101: What is Self-Care, and Why is it Important? Rachel Presskreischer, Delta Phi True Colors Theresa Osorio, Delta Phi The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Tiffany Webster, Beta Rho Looking Past the Paper: Professional Branding in 2016 Ashley Hoogstraten, Beta Pi Building Connections: How to Network Your Way into Your Dream Job Sara Brown, Gamma Pi and Jamie Jones Miller, Psi Always Striving & Thriving: Your Guide to Wellness Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Straight from Panhellenic Alumnae: How They Remember Acquiring the Skills Necessary to Navigate their Careers Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda RituaLife Amanda Campbell Feaganes, Alpha Improv to Improve: A Comedic Approach to Facing Your Fears Jennifer Wright, Alpha Gamma There is Life after College: Leveraging Your AΣT Experience in the Job Search and Workplace Jamie Jones Miller, Psi and Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda “Help Us to Grow in Grace and Worthiness in Thy Sight” Lettie Cottrell Dreyer, Delta Delta and Tricia Ketchum Russell, Delta Upsilon Defining Excellence Through Promises Made-Promises Kept Carol Cooper, Zeta Tau and Emily Ashby McIntire, Alpha Lambda Sharing Your AΣT Story Ashley Smith, Psi and Ben Nemenoff

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Sisterly Wisdom By Elizabeth Schilling, Delta Upsilon

Erin Fischer

Thursday, June 23


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Erin spoke of focusing less on what other people think, and emphasized the power of growth over perfection. Confidence, said Erin, transcends the four brief years of being a collegian and seeps into the tasks of every stage of life: making it through your first job interview, welcoming a son- or daughter-in-law to be a part of your family, or even choosing to pack up your belongings and move across the globe to do humanitarian work in the jungles of Nepal. No matter your niche, and no matter your age, confidence in who you are and your purpose is always key.

Diane Henderiks “Those of us who test ourselves to be the best we can be, those are the ones that are destined for greatness.” – Keynote Speaker Diane Henderiks, Beta Omega


earning and growing together was one of the best parts of the 41st National Convention. The women of Alpha Sigma Tau were graced with words of sisterly wisdom from Keynote Speakers Diane Henderiks, Beta Omega, and Erin Fischer, CEO of The Leadership and Training Studio. Both women dominate their fields, and inspired the crowd during the General Sessions with their auras of cool and collected confidence.

“It’s awesome how speakers aid membership all across the country,” said MacKenzie Jones, Delta Upsilon, about Erin’s presentation. “Now I understand how a group of such diverse Alpha Sigma Tau women can all share such confidence together.”

Diane Henderiks, Beta Omega Friday, June 24

Alpha Sigma Tau Diane Henderiks, Beta Omega, is a world-renowned chef who has appeared on shows like Good Morning America, and as host of her own show, Chef Inspired Healthy.

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Erin brought her unique approach to Convention. There, she guided Alpha Sigma Taus through her new program, The Confidence Project, exploring why confidence is critical and sharing tips to create that “on top of the world” feeling. Energetic but casual, Erin got attendees to relax by dancing and putting their feet up tables after an afternoon of General Sessions.


As CEO of The Leadership and Training Studio, Erin instills the power of confidence in audiences all over the country. A self-proclaimed “leadership nerd,” Erin has spoken all over the U.S., recruited in Hungary, volunteered in Hawaii, taught in Brazil, and has been on stages with thousands of people in the audience – all with the focus of developing people while building teams and organizations.

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Diane kicked off her remarks by emphasizing the importance of patience and persistence, drawing on her own life as an example. She did not rise to her level of success overnight. It took years of hard, steady work – humbly starting out in New York City’s Garment District before earning a degree in nutrition and launching her own catering and nutrition consulting businesses. Today, she promotes the notion that healthy eating does not have to be boring.

Leading on the Same Level: The Value of Peer to Peer Leadership Theresa Osorio, Delta Phi Spiritual Wellness and Why It's Important in This Secular Age Samantha Rill, Delta Delta So You Want to be an Educational Consultant? Angie Bong

“Anytime I have an opportunity, I chop something,” she said, laughing. “Any dish can be revamped to be good for you. It just takes a little education and finesse!”

Building Confidence as a Presenter: How to handle critics and difficult questions. Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu and Jenni Kemmery Nowotnik, Delta


To emphasize that point, Diane entertained and educated with “snack hacks” and tips on how to maintain healthy-eating habits—including drinking more water, getting your body moving, and eating more nutrient-dense foods.

Tau Talks Bang for Buck: Tips and Tricks to Making the Most of Your Money Elizabeth Schilling, Delta Upsilon Do You Have a Large Purchase Looming? Then this Tau Talk is for You Kristina Moron, Gamma Delta

In closing, Diane noted the importance of networking skills, and emphasized that what she had learned in Alpha Sigma Tau helped her along the way. The Sorority taught her not to give up when faced with adversity and roadblocks. Instead, she channeled the “can do” spirit of Alpha Sigma Tau, forging her own path and trying different things until she found her calling.


A is for Active Jennifer Wright, Alpha Gamma

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Are you Credit Worthy? Kristina Moron, Gamma Delta 10 Minute Stress Relievers Samantha Rill, Delta Delta

“Find your favorite thing to do, and do it every chance you get, on every platform you can find,” she concluded. “Whether it’s contributing to Alpha Sigma Tau on a national level as a volunteer, or stepping up and starting a service project in your local community – take action! Take advantage of every opportunity presented to you, because when you love what you do and do what you love, it’s easier to persevere and reap the benefits in the long run.”

Finding Your Way after College Lorran Lewis, Beta Eta

Being in a sorority is a privilege. Being an Alpha Sigma Tau is an honor. Diane Henderiks

Let’s Get Together! By Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon

Sweet Pete’s and the Candy Apple Café Following Pre-Convention Advisor Academy (Wednesday, June 22)

“What an opportunity to converse with my Sisters in a fun and whimsical venue!” said Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Rita Bertolino, Phi. “It was A Sweet Treat!”

“Reuniting with long-time sisters and friends is the ultimate joy of Convention.” - Past National President Martha Drouyor DeCamp, Alpha


onvention isn’t all business. It’s also time for the social bonds of Sisterhood: meeting members from near and far, reuniting with old friends, and sharing the common love of Alpha Sigma Tau. Here are some highlights from the social events at the 41st National Convention:

National Vice President Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho, readily agreed. “My favorite part was spending time with some of our most important volunteers – our chapter advisors,” she said. “It was a great casual setting, not only to see friends I get to see once every two years, but also to meet new Sisters!”

Welcome Dinner and Celebration (Thursday, June 23) The Welcome Dinner and Celebration was a lively place to meet and mingle with Sisters from around

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Throughout the evening, guests mingled in the multi-leveled candy store, purchasing various types of unique candies to share with Convention attendees and to bring home to their chapters, families, and friends. With approximately 70 Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters in attendance, guests also enjoyed an interactive Candy Maker’s demonstration of green and golden/white swirled lollipops.


Who needs to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or play Candy Land when time can be spent in your own sugary palace? In the heart of Jacksonville, Sweet Pete’s and the Candy Apple Café was an incredible location for the Advisor Academy attendees, National Council, NPC Delegation, National Foundation Board of Directors, Standing Committee Chairs, and special guests to join together to celebrate a day of Advisor Academy over a buffet dinner.

the country. Chapters were proudly displaying matching letters, and new attire from The Emerald Boutique could be seen all around. Inside, Attendees enjoyed brownies and ice cream sundaes while excitedly discussing the day’s events and getting to know each other. The DJ kept the tunes spinning while Sisters tore up the dance floor. For many, the highlight was seeing Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi, and Dr. Edward Jervey, Alpha Lambda Chapter Advisor, whip and nae nae to Silentó’s “Watch Me.”



Out on the terrace overlooking the St. Johns River, the gorgeously warm, sunny weather and picturesque evening sunset was the backdrop to the evening’s success. Sisters enjoyed games of corn hole, mini golf, and giant Jenga, trying their best to stack the oversized hardwood blocks without knocking over the towers while Sisters cheered each other on.

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“It was amazing,” said collegian Olivia Monical, Epsilon Epsilon. “It really was fun to just relax and get to know Sisters from different chapters all around the country. “These are memories I will never forget, and they make me more excited to attend the next Convention!” Epsilon Epsilon Chapter President Fiona Whitfield agreed. “My favorite moment was when I realized how open and comfortable everyone is around each other,” she recalled. “It truly doesn’t matter if you're a collegian or an alumna, this chapter or that – there is always a place for you in Alpha Sigma Tau, surrounded by loving Sisters.”

Yellow Rose Banquet (Saturday, June 25) On the final evening of Convention, hundreds of Alpha Sigma Tau members and invited guests donned their best attire and gathered together at the Yellow Rose Banquet. After posing on the red carpet for a professional photograph, attendees were welcomed into the ballroom and seated for a formal dinner. As in previous years, this memorable evening provided the attendees with an opportunity to socialize with Sisters from around the country and celebrate with each other. The most anticipated individual and chapter awards were announced, including the Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau Award, for both collegiate and alumnae members.

Tau Takeover: Out on the Town in Jacksonville By Samantha Rill, Delta Delta


t wouldn’t be Convention without some Sisterhood bonding! Jacksonville provided many opportunities to get together with Sisters to enjoy the food, sun, and sand between sessions!

“It was great to meet new Sisters over dinner,” alumna Aislinn DuBell, Gamma Tau, said with a laugh. “On the rooftop, I met some great Sisters at the pool. First, it was a fellow alumna and then collegians. We took over!” Another hotspot among Sisters was Jacksonville’s historic Landing – just a five-minute walk from the hotel. Connecting The Landing and the hotel was the beautiful Riverfront Walk, where many Sisters went for photo ops next to the beautifully lighted Main Street Bridge or simply to enjoy the serenity of the St. John’s River. Patio dining, Florida sunsets, and free live music galore were capped off with a Friday night fireworks show!

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Food and shopping also were high on the list. Sisters took plenty of opportunities to get together at nearby restaurants like Fionn McCool’s, Olio’s, and the locals’ favorite treat spot, Sweet Pete’s – three floors of hand-crafted candy that one Delta Delta collegian, Samantha Smith, called “amazing … definitely the place to go.” Sisters also shopped at nearby malls and took beautiful photos in the Florida sun. The Jacksonville Zoo and the beach, both a quick Uber from the hotel, proved to be fun and special bonding destinations for many.


The easiest – and some said “best” – place to bond was the rooftop pool at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. It provided a great place to soak up the rays and bond with fellow Alpha Sigma Taus in a relaxed atmosphere. Open late, the pool also was a popular place to be after the Yellow Rose Banquet.

Other Highlights! Yoga with Joanna Barrett Sisters started their day with early-morning yoga sessions led by alumna Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Sisters focused on stretching, strengthening, breathing, and meditation around the themes of confidence, personal growth, and bonds of Sisterhood. T H E AN C H OR


Joanna led sessions bright and early on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Panhellenic Luncheon

Ritual and Memorial Service

Attendees took a break from the General Sessions to celebrate fraternity and sorority life with Panhellenic guests from Jacksonville and beyond. During the lunch, Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters joined together to honor outstanding member accomplishments, and recognize both collegians and alumnae who serve on Panhellenics. The McCrory Order of Interfraternity Excellence was awarded to Dave Westol, J.D., Theta Chi Fraternity, in honor of his Panhellenic contributions.

Sisters joined together for the Alumnae Initiation of Christina Oates, daughter of Melinda Oates, Gamma Gamma, as a new Alpha Sigma Tau in the Gamma Gamma Chapter. Sisters also convened to honor those who have passed away and entered the Eternal Chapter.

Foundation Donor and Emerald Chapter Reception At each Convention, the Sorority and the National Foundation recognize members and friends who have contributed to each entity. This year, Foundation donors and Emerald Chapter members were honored at a joint reception! Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and light-hearted conversation were enjoyed by all in attendance. This year, the Foundation launched new and revised annual and cumulative giving levels and societies, taking donor recognition to a new level. Sorority alumnae, Headquarters staff, volunteer members, and friends all were recognized for their respective levels of giving. Thanks to the generosity of all supporters, the National Foundation was able to grant nearly $60,000 in funding to the Sorority for educational programs, and member and volunteer development this year. Additionally, over $40,000 was awarded in academic scholarships to members and their families.

Recognition Brunch Members energized themselves for the afternoon’s educational programs with a delicious meal, and shared in the recognition of their Sisters’ outstanding achievements.

Sunday Coffee with the Council Sisters shared hugs, said their good-byes, and got the chance to connect with the incoming and outgoing National Council during this casual send-off event. Afterward, the National Council and Nominations Committee each held their first respective meetings of the 2016-2018 term.


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Convention Award Winners Individual Awards Ada A. Norton Award Jamie Jones Miller, Psi Lois Schweikart O’Dell Anchor Award: Joell Sperry, Gamma Theta and member of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter Carrie W. Staehle Award: Brandy Glover Pate, Upsilon Order of the Yellow Rose: Haley Crafton Fowler, Upsilon T H E AN C H OR


The Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award: Victoria Seader, Gamma Tau McCrory Order of Interfraternity Excellence: Dave Westol, J.D., Theta Chi Fraternity

The Delta Phi Chapter (New York University) accepts the Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Philanthropy Award.

Chapter Awards

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Membership Excellence Award: Upsilon Chapter (University of Central Arkansas) Membership Improvement Award: Delta Delta Chapter (University of Illinois at Chicago) Illuminate Leadership Award: Epsilon Sigma Chapter (Bridgewater State University) Scholarship Award for 2014-2015: 1st Place: Delta Alpha Chapter (Gannon University), 2nd Place: Delta Psi Chapter (Denver Campus of Johnson & Wales University), 3rd Place: Epsilon Xi Chapter (Gustavus Adolphus College)

Delta Alpha (Gannon Un iversity) accepts the 1st Place - Scholarship Aw for 2014-2015 and the rd ard 3 Place - Scholarship Award for 2015-20116

Scholarship Award for 2015-2016: 1st Place: Epsilon Xi Chapter (Gustavus Adolphus College), 2nd Place: Delta Phi Chapter (New York University), 3rd Place: Delta Alpha Chapter (Gannon University) Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Philanthropy Award: Delta Phi Chapter (New York University) Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Philanthropy Award: Baltimore Alumnae Chapter

McCrory Order of Interfraternity Excellence Award This award honors an individual who has contributed outstanding service to the betterment of the fraternity/sorority system. The 2016 McCrory Order of Interfraternity Excellence was awarded to Dave Westol, J.D., Theta Chi Fraternity, in honor of his Panhellenic contributions.

Elizabeth Wilson Award for Chapter Management: Epsilon Sigma Chapter (Bridgewater State University)

Thank Yous

Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award: Epsilon Sigma Chapter (Bridgewater State University)

Alpha Sigma Tau would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following Convention sponsors:

Founders Award: Delta Phi Chapter (New York University)

courtesy of Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma

Our Sponsors

• Alpha Gamma Chapter, • Alpha Lambda Chapter

Scrapbook Awards

• Billhighway

People’s Choice (Alumnae): Erie Alumnae Chapter People’s Choice (Collegiate): Delta Upsilon Chapter (St. Leo University) Alumnae Scrapbook Award (1st Place): Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter

Collegiate Scrapbook Award (1st Place): Delta Upsilon Chapter (St. Leo University)

• Nationwide Insurance • Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter • Past National Presidents of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority: Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda; Martha DeCamp, Alpha; Gail Fowler, Alpha Lambda; Patricia Nayle, Phi; and Patricia Simmons, Delta • Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter • National President Tiffany K. Street,


Delta Mu • Tidewater Area Alumnae of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority

Convention Recognition Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau (Alumna): Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau (Collegian): Kristin Palmsiano, Delta Delta

Jamie Jones Miller, Psi, accepts the Ada A. Norton Award

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Collegiate Scrapbook Award (tied for 2nd Place): Beta Mu Chapter (Salisbury University) and Epsilon Omicron Chapter (University of Southern Indiana)

• Herff Jones • Kristina Moron, Gamma Delta


Alumnae Scrapbook Award (tied for 2nd Place): Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter and Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter

• Carol Cooper, Zeta Tau • GIN (Group Interactive Network)

Meet The National Council By Erica Richards, Beta Mu

Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu National President



Tiffany was recently re-elected as National President at the 41st National Convention. She has served on the National Council since 2004, most recently as a National Vice President before first being elected National President in 2014.

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In January 2015, Tiffany moved back to her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Professionally, Tiffany is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. In 2015, she accepted the position of Assistant Director of Advanced Practice at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role, she provides administrative and clinical leadership to more than 60 Nurse Practitioners. Tiffany remains involved in Vanderbilt University as well, serving as the President of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors. As National President, Tiffany is most excited about advancing the four strategic areas of focus: Alumnae Engagement and Involvement, Growth and Extension, Marketing and Communications, and the new National Philanthropy – the Women’s Wellness Initiative. “Empowering women is the best thing we can do in life and in the world, especially right now. Our alumnae women want professional and personal development and innovative ways to connect with other alumnae. They want more from their membership than attending meetings; we need to have more to offer. That’s why we created the Women’s Wellness Initiative and continue to invest in ourselves and women. And not in a ‘cookie-cutter’ way, but in a way that connects and relates with our chapters and our women.”

Fun Facts About Tiffany Favorite movies: Bridesmaids, Wedding Crashers, anything with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life. What is it? “Potatoes!” Songs You Always Turn up on the Radio: Dave Matthews Band and Motown Biggest Pet Peeve: Bad table manners Favorite Hobby: Tennis and Traveling Last books Read: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin and The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews Favorite Season: Fall. “That time of year is so exciting, it feels like a fresh start more than the actual New Year. The leaves changing colors, the crisp air, going back to school, shopping for new school supplies, and recruitment time!” Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. “I’m not much of a foodie, but I love the meaning of Thanksgiving and what it stands for.” Favorite AΣT Memory: Her mother’s Initiation. “My mom has always been a huge supporter of my Sorority involvement and is an overall supporter of women’s organizations. She understands and knows what it means to be involved.”

Meet The National Council Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho National Vice President

Erika works as a Contract Specialist for Prince William County, Virginia. In this position, she helps county departments purchase goods and services from private companies at the best prices. She and her husband have two boys, Evan and Owen. Owen, especially, is dedicated to his mom’s Alpha Sigma Tau service – so much so that he was almost born during the 37th National Convention in 2008!

As a National Vice President, Erika is most excited about expanding alumnae engagement opportunities. “My time as an alumna has been the most rewarding thing about joining Alpha Sigma Tau. I want more of our Sisters to have that membership experience.”

Fun Facts About Erika Favorite movie: 17 Again Favorite Guilty Pleasure TV show: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life. What is it? Club sandwiches One Song You Always Turn up on the Radio: “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift Biggest Pet Peeve: When her first name is misspelled Most Interesting Hobby: Organizing spaces Favorite book: One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson. “There's even an Alpha Sigma Tau mentioned in it!” Favorite AΣT Core Value: Connections. “Our relationships with other people make life extraordinary. I take every opportunity to meet new people and connect my networks.”

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Erika volunteers as an alumna so she can give back to the Sorority that she believes has given so much to her. “Throughout my life, it has been the Sorority that has most challenged and developed me,” she recalled. “As a National Vice President, I continue to learn and grow. Volunteering is about that for me. I am also inspired by the confidence and poise of our collegiate women and newly graduated alumnae, and their attitude of infinite possibilities.”


An alumna of the Delta Rho Chapter at Chowan University, Erika was reelected to another term as National Vice President at the 41st National Convention. She graduated from Chowan with a degree in graphic communications, where she was a founding member of the Delta Rho chapter.

Meet The National Council Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi National Vice President Emma is an alumna of the Phi Chapter at Southern Louisiana University, where she served as Risk Manager, Director of Collegiate Alumnae Engagement, and Apparel Chair. She also has a unique membership experience that no one else can claim – she has served on the National Council both as a collegian and as an alumna.



When Emma attended her first Convention in Indianapolis in 2012, she discovered the volunteer opportunities available at the national level. Then, in spring 2014, she was appointed as a collegiate member on the Governing Documents Committee and enjoyed the experience immensely. At her second National Convention, also in 2014, she ran and was elected to the National Vice President (Collegian) position. “I grew as a member, as a person,” she recalled. “I had countless experiences that helped me step outside my comfort zone within the organization.”

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Now, looking forward to her time as a National Vice President as an alumna, Emma is most excited to continue working on the Women's Wellness Initiative – Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Philanthropy. She is also excited to keep the organization moving toward accomplishing its strategic goals. Emma is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the National Council as a collegian, and as an alumna. “It is important for me to also be involved as an alumna because there are so many different ways to serve. It would be very hard not to find your niche. Staying involved as an alumna also shows all the collegiate members this Sorority is much more than the four years you are in college. It really is for life.”

Fun Facts About Emma Favorite movie: The Family Stone Favorite book: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks Favorite holiday? Christmas Favorite Guilty Pleasure TV Show: Any Real Housewives program Most Interesting Hobby: Shoot skeet (sport clays) at the gun range You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life. What is it? “Nachos … everything in life is better with cheese! You can change up the toppings and it seems like a completely different meal. Nachos are the chameleons of the food world!” One Song You Always Turn up on the Radio: "Don’t Stop Believing" by Journey Favorite AΣT Core Value: Excellence. “I think it is an all-encompassing word for the other values. It would be difficult to possess all the other core values and not live up to Excellence.” A Sister who Inspires You: National Vice President Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho. “She embodies every core value on a day-to-day basis, and is always is striving to Define Excellence in everything she does. I look up to her and am so grateful to Alpha Sigma Tau for our friendship and the unconditional Sisterhood she has shown me through our time on the National Council.” Favorite AΣT Memory: “My first Bid Day as a member. Our Recruitment Advisor told us that we had not only become the largest chapter on campus, but that we had also broken our goal of 100 members. It felt like we won the Super Bowl!”

Meet The National Council Sara Brown, Gamma Pi National Vice President

When Sara joined Alpha Sigma Tau, she knew that her commitment was for life. After graduating from Lycoming College and continuing her education at North Carolina State University, she knew her Alpha Sigma Tau experience could keep her grounded. So she became an involved alumna, serving in several regional and national leadership roles.

Fun Facts About Sara Favorite AΣT Value: Connections Favorite movie: Saving Silverman Favorite Guilty Pleasure TV Shows: Married at First Sight and Unreal Biggest Pet Peeve: Loud noises Last book Read: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay Favorite Book Series: The Hunger Games Favorite season: Spring Favorite Holiday: Christmas. “I love Hallmark holiday movies.” You can only eat one thing the rest of your life. What is it? Cookies and cream ice cream One Song You Always Turn up on the radio: “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars Favorite Collegiate Memory: Big/Little reveal when she got her Little. “My Little cried and she was so excited. It was a very special feeling.” A Sister Who Inspires Her: Past National Vice President Jamie Jones Miller, Psi. “She has been a mentor and a friend. I admire the way she carries herself, and how she approaches problems.”

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Sara looks forward to enriching alumnae engagement and Alpha Sigma Tau's Women's Wellness Initiative during her term on the National Council. “I believe whole-heartedly that we are put on this earth to make connections,” she said. “That makes us different than any other living thing: our ability to effectively communicate, come together, and connect as Sisters. That is why alumnae engagement is a huge priority for Alpha Sigma Tau.”


It is impossible to talk with Sara and not feel her passion. She is passionate about Alpha Sigma Tau, organizing, strategizing, philanthropy, and volunteering. She lives in Washington, D.C. and spent five years working in strategic campaigning, planning, and research with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Sara recently took on a new challenge: Director of the Fair Deal Project at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

Meet The National Council Jenni Kemmery Nowotnik, Delta National Vice President



Jenni’s warm, excited spirit is instantly contagious. Jenni became passionately involved as an alumna directly upon graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After she graduated and moved back to her hometown of Baltimore to begin her teaching career, she missed being on a college campus with Sisters and felt she could be helpful to collegiate women. Consequently, she decided to become a District President. She then went on to serve a term on the National Council from 2002 to 2004. Jenni now lives just outside of Hershey, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two sons—right near Lebanon Valley College, where she served as Chapter Advisor for the Gamma Tau Chapter.

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After having her boys, Jenni decided to return to the volunteer ranks and become an advisor again—which ultimately resulted in her becoming part of the National Council again, too. “After being Gamma Tau’s advisor for three years and seeing how hard they worked is really what made it happen,” she said. “They excited me and rejuvenated me.” Jenni believes it is important to be an involved alumna because, as she puts it, “We are all needed by the National Organization and by our Sisters.” Jenni wants the women of Alpha Sigma Tau to know that all women can serve, not just women who have a particular skill set. There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone. Looking forward to her term as National Vice President, she is most excited about education, given her career as an educator. “I’m excited to see where all the educational programs go,” she said. “I’m proud to support those education initiatives for our members’ development.”

Fun Facts About Jenni Favorite AΣT core value: “Connections! Making connections is important and keeping those connections and developing relationships over time is such a great experience.” Favorite AΣT memory: Collegiate: Practicing for Greek Sing at IUP Alumnae: Traveling with Gamma Tau chapter members to Officer Academy and Recruitment Bootcamp in 2015 Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life. What is it? “Strawberries! I remember when I was a kid, my grandmother would stock up on strawberries when they were in season and freeze them. That way we could eat them any time of the year!” One Song You Always Turn up on the Radio: Anything by ABBA, especially “Dancing Queen” Biggest Pet Peeve: Lack of access to recycling How You Relax: Baking cookies

Meet The National Council Kortney Powlison, Gamma Tau National Vice President Kortney has Panhellenic blood running through her veins. Her mom and sister are Alpha Sigma Alphas, her aunt is a Delta Zeta, and her grandmother is an Alpha Gamma Delta.

During her term on the National Council, she is most excited to connect with different Sisters from all over the country. “I love meeting new people so this is a very exciting opportunity for me,” said Kortney. “I am excited to help make it easier for Sisters to connect with each other and to help increase alumnae engagement opportunities.” Kortney also looks forward to helping expand the Women’s Wellness Initiative.

Fun Facts About Kortney Favorite movies: World War Z, the Harry Potter series, and The Hobbit trilogy Favorite Guilty Pleasure TV Show: Alaskan Bush People and Keeping Up with the Kardashians Biggest Pet peeve: Disrespect Most Interesting hobby: Pokémon GO Favorite book: Watership Down by Richard Adams Favorite holiday: “Halloween! “My sister and I have birthdays that are only eight days apart in October, so it’s been a lifelong tradition to have a shared Halloween birthday party with her.” Favorite AΣT core value: Respect. “My mom taught me to be very respectful. Having respect means seeing value in a person, even if you have different ideals and backgrounds. This perfectly represents our Sorority. As women, we all have very different backgrounds, hobbies, and ideals but we come together for this Sisterhood. We respect and value each other as Sisters.” A Sister Who Inspires You: National Vice President and former Gamma Tau Chapter Advisor Jenni Nowotnik, and New Member Advisor Megan Escobar. “It’s because of Jenni and Megan that I wanted to be more involved in the Sorority. I see what a huge impact they have on my chapter, and they inspire me to try to make that same positive impact in the Sorority.”

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Kortney is from Mansfield, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her family and their dog, a husky named Nakita. She will graduate from Lebanon Valley College in spring 2017 with a degree in business administration. Right now, she is aiming to land an internship with The Hershey Company.


However, Kortney proudly calls Alpha Sigma Tau home. She is currently a collegian in the Gamma Tau Chapter at Lebanon Valley College, and serves as the National Vice President (Collegian) on the National Council. (Alpha Sigma Tau is the first and only NPC organization with a collegian as a voting member of the National Council.) Kortney has held many leadership roles in her chapter: Vice President of Growth, Chapter President, Panhellenic Council Delegate, and more. In addition to serving as National Vice President, she is also currently the Vice President of Community Relations with Gamma Tau.

Meet The Nominations Committee Committee Chair: Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha, was initiated in March 1999. She has previously served the Sorority as the New Member Advisor for the Alpha Tau Chapter, as a District President, and as a District Coordinator. Shauna was one of a group of Sisters who re-established the Erie Alumnae Chapter in 2010. In addition to the Nominations Committee, she currently is the Chapter Advisor for the Alpha Tau Chapter and President of the Erie Alumnae Chapter. T H E AN C H OR

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Shae McLin, Phi, has been an initiated member since August 1993, and later served her chapter as New Member Educator. She also is a charter member of the Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter, where she served as Ritual Chair. Shae is an Oncology Certified Nurse working in an infusion center in Baton Rouge. She and her husband Robert have two sons, Evan and Aden.

Rachel Roller, Delta Pi, was initiated in fall 2016 at Oglethorpe University. She currently serves as Vice President of Member Development for Delta Pi and is Panhellenic President. Previously, she has held the roles of Vice President of Finance, Finance Assistant, Historian, and Nominations Chair for her chapter. Outside of Alpha Sigma Tau, she is an Admissions Student Ambassador, a member of the Orientation Council, and a member of the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. She will graduate in 2017 with degrees in human resource management and economics, and is looking forward to starting her career in human resources.

Pam Steele, Psi, was initiated as an alumnae member in spring 2013. Pam currently works at James Madison University in the Office of Residence Life, and also serves on the Chapter Advisory Board for the Psi Chapter. In this role, she works specifically with the Tau Honor Council, the Director of Academic Success, the nominations process, and the day-to-day functions of the chapter.

Meet The Nominations Committee


Dr. Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda, joined Alpha Sigma Tau in January 2000 at Radford University in Virginia, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in English. She taught high school English and served as the assistant director of a dance studio in the Washington, D.C. area for seven years. At the same time, Kristin also began serving Alpha Sigma Tau as an alumna. In 2010, she began her master’s degree at Clemson University in South Carolina, followed by her Ph.D. Currently, Kristin is the Associate Director of Analytics and Initiatives at Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development. Kristin served for eight years on the National Council, and also currently serves as Webmaster for the Northern Virginia Alumnae Panhellenic Association.


Collegian Alternate: Taylor Hogg, Zeta Tau, was initiated in spring 2014. She is currently serving her second term as Vice President of Growth, and is also the Director of Collegiate-Alumnae Engagement. She previously served as Tau Honor Delegate, Director of Structured Recruitment, and Director of Housing. Outside of Alpha Sigma Tau, she is a Greek Ambassador, a member of the Student Government Association Senate, and serves on the Longwood Senior Class Council as secretary. She also currently works as a Gallery Attendant at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. Taylor is a communication studies major with a concentration in organizational communication and public relations, and will graduate in May 2017.

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Alumna Alternate: Brandy Pate, Upsilon, was initiated in 1993 at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She graduated in 1998 with her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy. Since graduating, she has worked as a Rehabilitation Geriatric Occupational Therapist, and has been an Adjunct Professor in occupational therapy at UCA since 2015. She has served the women of Upsilon as Chapter Advisor since 1998, and as the chapter’s Housing Corporation Vice President since 2014. In 2016, Brandy’s dedication to Alpha Sigma Tau and the Upsilon Chapter was nationally recognized with the Carrie W. Staehle Award at the 41st National Convention.

In Memoriam: The Eternal Chapter

The Memorial Service at National Convention is to honor deceased members of Alpha Sigma Tau by recognizing them as members of the Eternal Chapter, an honorary alumnae chapter composed of all deceased initiated members of Alpha Sigma Tau. The following members, accompanied by their year of Initiation, were reported to Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2016.


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Alpha - Eastern Michigan University Viola Conant Abdon, 1928 Thelma Baker, 1924 Laura Banghart, 1912 Carol Haskins Bartholic, 1930 Margaret Baxter, 1924 Pauline Bentley, 1926 Shari Simmons Boisvenue, 1966 Caroline Boomer, 1927 Bernice Brown, 1914 Zelma Buie, 1916 Myrtle Byrum, 1910 Lucille Disenroth Cornwell, 1927 Cynthia Crawford, 1918 Catherine Scott Crimmins, 1916 Allura Custer, 1921 Mary Dedrick, 1923 Laura Dwelley, 1930 Lillian Hall Ehret, 1912 Marguerite Tietz Foley, 1926 Margaret Taylor Genthe, 1928 Florence Gerst, 1921 Verna Giffels, 1925 Glendora Green, 1918 Ruth Groff, 1918 Ina Hight, 1921 Louise Hirshey, 1910 Ruth Ingle, 1928 Virginia Johns, 1915 Kathryn Kay, 1910 Gertrude Lippert Kimmich, 1923 Gladys Kouba, 1930 Hazel Lindquist, 1923 Ilda Lord, 1929 Ethel MacGregor, 1919 Lucille MaWhinney, 1924 Lillian McComb, 1927 Alice Furlong Merrick Cooley, 1927 Helen Merritt, 1925 Eleanor Milham, 1920 Margaret Meehan Miller, 1922 Georgia Mitchell, 1928 Esther Morton, 1924 Geraldine Peterman, 1925 Beatrice Phipps, 1924 Theodora Quick, 1921 Elizabeth Reninger, 1930 Florence Sanders, 1928 Hazel Schlee, 1917 Pauline Scudder, 1924 Geraldine Norton Shugart, 1927 Ethel Sly, 1928 Ardis Snyder, 1924 Helen Sprunk, 1927 Cecelia Stevens, 1924 Alice Turner, 1913 Marie Van Aken, 1928 Olga Stinchcomb Van Mere, 1926 Miriam Van Waen, 1924 Ruth Vorce, 1930 Della Wilcox, 1928 Marie Wild, 1915 Josephine Gibson Woods, 1928

Beta - Central Michigan University Willow Cameron, 1914 Leona Henchey, 1915 Louise Nehil, 1915 Karen Oszustowicz, 1962 Delta - Indiana University of Pennsylvania Betty Hess Barbi, 1948 Gladys Overholt Bee, 1930 Virginia Burkholder, 1929 Cora Bybee, 1925 Margaret Hatcher Davis, 1928 Sara Duff, 1925 Louise Evans, 1930 Emma Fletcher, 1928 Myrtle Guckert, 1925 Flora Harrick, 1925 Alverda Harris, 1928 Josephine Hauck, 1930 Thelma Marie Harris Heath, 1928 Dorothy Gourley Hill, 1929 Sara Johnston, 1925 Janice LaBanz, 1978 Valjean Nern, 1928 Martha Nicklas, 1925 Helen Rarig, 1937 Mary Runk, 1925 Elsie Utmer, 1925 Frances Wickler, 1925 Virginia Young, 1929 Eta - Kent State University Margaret Glanzer* Phyllis Hill* Geneva McGrew, 1936 Zeta - Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Marjorie Bastian, 1925 Ida Brumbaugh, 1942 Stephanie Miller, 1975 Theta - Wayne State University Barbara Bojakowski Koscierzynski, 1968 Patricia L. Lewis, 1945 Judy Fox Tincknell, 1973 Iota - Emporia State University Burnice Cann Ace* Dorothy Rhodes Atschel, 1923 Gladys Claire Robertson Beu, 1923 Isabel Bowman, 1929 Armista Williamson Collyer, 1923 Helen Converse Craft, 1927 Erma Leslie Dall, 1924 Alpha Garrison, 1928 Marcia Looper, 1969 Beth Hutton Mitchell, 1929 Marlys Patton, 1968 Laura Schafer Reinbach, 1925 Wilma Reinhart, 1926 Thelma Vanek, 1928 Otha Williams, 1929

Kappa - Miami University Ruberta Blanke, 1924 Isabelle Taylor, 1927

Upsilon - University of Central Arkansas Wenonah Holl, 1935 Margie Payer Miller, 1950

Lambda - Temple University Ann Chalmers, 1932 Helen Behme Dvorschak, 1926 Blanche Ward, 1926

Phi - Southeastern Louisiana University Helen Sassone Duncan, 1943 Lucinda Frutos, 1965 Deborah Broussard Morris, 1979 Mary Joyce Purser, 1955 Norma Sharp, 1955 Janis West, 1976

Nu - Colorado State University Beulah Backstrum, 1929 Joanna Elgin, 1929 Pauline Hathaway, 1930 Alice Strelesky Humphreys, 1929 Janet Miller, 1930 Burnadine Shelton, 1929

Pi - Harris Teachers College Lucille Mirus Burkhart, 1930 Elrene Koboldt Furman, 1930 Marie Nemnich, 1939 Rho - Southeastern Oklahoma State University Patricia Green Swafford, 1944 Sarah Green Voorhies, 1948 Sigma - SUNY Buffalo State Pearl Allen, 1929 Catherine Brink Bozarth, 1930 Frederica Fox Brodie, 1925 Blanche Bellinger Dean, 1927 Dorothy Setter Emblidge, 1925 Glendore Fennell Frank, 1926 Dorothy Hannan, 1930 Dorothy Maxwell Lilga, 1925 Annetta McNair Lucey, 1930 Virginia Nesselbeck McClarin, 1929 Martha Hodgson Mergi, 1928 Flora Gilberta Nelson Morran, 1923 Veva Douglas Olmstead, 1925 Doris Reuther, 1930 Pauline Jay Tauriello, 1925 Alice Beard Van Brunt, 1927 Arletta Vaughn, 1925 Zeta Tau - Longwood University Evelyn Peak Mays, 1925 Holly Woodford McDonald, 1966 Dorothy Pauly, 1940 Rebecca Bryson Wheaton, 1999

Alpha Gamma - Henderson State University Sarah Frances Ray Guthrie, 1971 Alpha Theta - University of Detroit Teresa Ludwig, 1959 Alpha Xi - Mansvield University of Pennsylvania Deborah Getz, 1974 Edith Hunsicker Suzann Kannapel, 1965 Susan Moore Pagano, 1965 Sally Rottmann, 1965 Alpha Pi - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Courtney Podvasnik Dobbins, 2007 Beta Epsilon - Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Amanda DiGirolomo, 2010 Beta Zeta - University of Alabama - Birmingham Michelle Hawkins, 1987 Beta Mu - Salisbury University Susan Byrd Pusey, 1979 Beta Pi - Eastern Illinois University Anna-Marie Berry, 1982 Beta Tau - University of Massachusetts Lowell Kylie Inman, 2014 Delta Theta - Moravian College Olivia Noel, 2014

* year of Initiation unknown

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Omicron - Concord University Julia Anderson, 1930 Thelma Bailey, 1930 Lillian Baumgartner, 1930 Clarice Okes Cline, 1930 Lucille Moses Laechelt, 1930 Myrtle DeLozier Lovern, 1930 Mildred Appling Meacham, 1930 Jamie Meadows Stinson, 1930

Alpha Alpha - Ball State University Judith Creviston, 1963 Donna Stump, 1965


Xi - Western State Colorado University Eva Paradiso Anderson, 1929 Elizabeth Spillman Burtis, 1930 Virginia Nigro Ciochetto, 1929 Irene Sly Joseph, 1929 Lovetta McDonald Lehman, 1929 Lula Ensign McNew, 1930 Ruby Davis Spear, 1929 Frances Allen Tanner, 1930 Sarah Johnson Trine, 1929 Kathleen Sly Wares, 1930

Psi - James Madison University Mary Hash, 1948 Martha Baker Jones, 1946 Dortha Campbell Simms, 1951

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National Foundation History-Making Convention Campaign The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation’s Convention Campaign served to celebrate our past, present, and future, including the incredible growth of the Sorority over the last two years.

dedication to academics, community, and the values of Alpha Sigma Tau. This year nearly $40,000 in awards were available, and thirty individuals received a total of thirty-three scholarships to assist with the costs of their undergraduate and graduate educations. Congratulations to the recipients and their families!

Sisters and friends alike contributed to the Convention Campaign through:

Carrie Washburne Staehle Scholarship Gina Huss, Alpha Tau

• Donations • Silent Auction • Yellow Rose Recognition Stickers attendees purchased to “share the love” with other attendees to proudly display on their nametags

Charlotte Evans Floyd Scholarship Hannah Burright, Epsilon Alpha

We look forward to sharing more in the coming months about the amazing impact these gifts are having on the Alpha Sigma Tau collegiate and alumnae experience. Thank you to all contributors for helping us empower women and grow the future for Alpha Sigma Tau!

Foundation Scholarships The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 scholarship recipients. The individuals receiving these awards have shown extraordinary

General Scholarships

Dr. Sara H. Cree Scholarship Erin Kingham, Gamma Tau DonnaMarie Grenier Scholarship Rachel Vice, Gamma Gamma Edith Minerva Elliott Scholarship Margaret Keating, Epsilon Kappa Effie E. Lyman Memorial Academic Scholarship Niccole Sandora, Gamma Rho Elizabeth Wilson/Dorothy Bennett Robinson Scholarship Jayna Katz, Delta Lambda Ferne Shumate Phipps Scholarship Caitlyn Freda, Epsilon Theta

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For more information on Foundation scholarships, please visit foundation.


Through the generous contributions of members and friends from around the country, we are proud to announce that we exceeded our campaign goal and raised nearly $25,000 – a record-breaking campaign!

Founders Scholarship Katherine Auerbach, Delta Psi Esther Fontenot Barrios, Phi Ellen Butts, Delta Alpha Victoria Seader, Gamma Tau Hailey Tutton, Delta

Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter (Phi Chapter) Scholarship Andrea Mena, Phi

June E. McCarthy Scholarship Bethany Yost, Beta Delta

Zeta/Denny Strouse Scholarship Jessie Blitz, Zeta

Karen J. Beggs Memorial Scholarship Rebecca Einstein, Delta Theta Lenore Seibel King Scholarship Caitlin Gilmore, Epsilon Theta Lois Schweikart O’Dell Scholarship Caylin Carson, Alpha Gamma T H E AN C H OR


Mary Charles Adams Ashby Scholarship Mackenzie Yoho, Gamma Theta Mary Ellen Willmitch Scholarship Ronne Miller, Beta Pi Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Scholarship Maggie Slawson, Gamma Pi

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Meda Ray Elliott Sewell Scholarship Samantha Rill, Delta Delta Nannie Rudd Evans Scholarship Abigail Strickland, Upsilon Rose Marie Schmidt Scholarship Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Thomas J. King, Jr. Scholarship Amanda Gelbart, Delta Phi Chapter Scholarships Alpha Rho-Louise Einstein Alumnae Scholarship Connor Divens (child of Nicole Divens, Alpha Rho) Beta Pi Chapter Scholarship Ronne Miller, Beta Pi Delta Chapter Scholarship Hailey Tutton, Delta Delta Nu Chapter Scholarship Madalyn McHale, Delta Nu Lois Anne Cooke (Sigma Chapter) Scholarships Afiya Cousins, Sigma Lauren Reczek, Sigma

St. Louis Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Caitlyn Freda, Epsilon Theta

At each Convention, the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation honors Sisters and friends who have contributed to the Foundation with a special reception. This is our chance to publicly recognize and say “thank you” to all supporters of the Foundation, and its goal of creating educational opportunities and programming.

Thanks to the generosity of all our supporters, the National Foundation was granted nearly $60,000 in funding to the Sorority for educational programs and member and volunteer development this year. Additionally, more than $40,000 was awarded in academic scholarships to members and their families.

2015 Annual Giving Recognition The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to recognize individuals, chapters, foundations, and businesses contributing $100+ annually (January 1 – December 31, 2015) to any fund. Ruby Circle ($5,000 – $9,999) • Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu

Investor’s Circle ($500 – $999) • Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho • Andrea Klein-Yancho, Beta Xi • Jamie Jones Miller, Psi • Holly Primus Morris • Deborah McCain Pyszka, Alpha Nu • Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu • Delta Tau Chapter • Epsilon Alpha Chapter Believer’s Circle ($250 – $499) • Carol Baril, Beta Zeta • Marcia Barr, Phi • Rita Bertolino, Phi • Heide-Marie Bliss, Alpha Omicron • Tamara Stegehuis Bonifield, Beta Xi • Barbara L. Chadwick • Loretta Cottrell, Delta Delta • Nicole Noyse France, Alpha • Anne Curran Gruber, Alpha • Kris Haskin, Beta Pi • Carol Mooney, Alpha Lambda • Pat Nayle, Phi • Vyonne Puffenberger, Psi • Deborah Ray, Alpha • Ashley Smith, Psi • Bethany Yost, Beta Delta

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This year, the Foundation launched new and revised annual and cumulative giving levels and societies, taking donor recognition to new heights. Sorority alumnae, Headquarters staff, volunteers, and friends were recognized for cumulative and 2015 calendar year contributions.

Yellow Rose Circle ($1,000 – $2,499) • Chris Covington, Alpha Lambda • Dr. Edward Jervey • Melinda H. Oates, Gamma Gamma • Theresa Gallo Osorio, Delta Phi • James R. Paponetti • Joell Sperry, Gamma Theta • C & K Clark Family Foundation • Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter


Thank You to Our Donors!

• Delta Upsilon Chapter • Epsilon Eta Chapter • Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter • St. Louis Alumnae Chapter


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Supporter’s Circle ($100 – $249) • Allison Abayasekara, Gamma Tau • Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, Delta Rho • Susan Anghel, Alpha Rho • Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu • Neena Bains, Beta Upsilon • Esther Fontenot Barrios, Phi • Sally Brancheau Belknap, Alpha • Mary Glor Bolton, Sigma • Angie Bong • Rachel Bourgeois, Phi • Airin Bragagnini, Gamma Upsilon • Lauren Bromley, Epsilon Alpha • Sara Brown, Gamma Pi • Julie Bell Bruington, Iota • Lara Cegala-Williams, Psi • Tracy Ciabattoni, Zeta • Carol Cooper, Zeta Tau • Amanda Davis, Delta Upsilon • Martha DeCamp, Alpha • Carole Burns DeRuiter, Alpha Lambda • Sailynn Meghan Doyle, Gamma Delta • Beth Carney Ebberman, Phi • Michelle Eldridge, Beta Xi • Margaret Fake, Psi • Elizabeth Noel Scarpa Farner, Gamma Iota • Patricia Flaugher, Psi • Patricia McCollough Flowers, Alpha Alpha • Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi • Gail Fowler, Alpha Lambda • Lisa-Marie Cox Fredericks, Beta Xi • Cristie D. Godorov, Phi • Janice Grundy, Beta Xi • Bonnie Gurney, Alpha Lambda • Rochelle Hargis, Alpha Alpha • Diane Helbing, Psi • Janet Dodson, Iota • Linda James, Alpha Lambda • Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta • JeanMarie Komyathy • Jennifer Lee Lapacek, Beta Pi • Dawn Lecker, Beta Delta • Mary-Louise Paucke Lovell, Gamma Pi • Nadia Maddens, Theta • Kazanna Elliott Mancuso, Phi • Emily Ashby McIntire, Alpha Lambda • Elizabeth McOsker, Alpha Lambda • Andrea Rogers Mersiovsky, Rho • Laura Squires Meza, Phi • Allison Miller, Phi • Joyce Busel Miller, Psi • Tina Miller, Sigma • Christy Mogel, Gamma Theta • Beverly Molnar, Delta

• Pam Myhre, Gamma Theta • Lynn Newberry, Alpha Lambda • Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma • Jenni Kemmery Nowotnik, Delta • Melissa Parks, Beta Xi • Paula Quinn, Delta • Jessica Quiñones, Delta • Erin Sloan, Rho • Cathy Schreiner, Chi • Pamela Emory Siedling, Beta Mu • Patricia Simmons, Delta • Vicky Smith, Beta Pi • Justina Solties, Gamma Theta • Loretta Stuber, Alpha Alpha • Candyce Stutzman, Alpha Omicron • Deborah Sunday, Beta Iota • Ann Turner, Alpha Kappa • Christina Opal Velt, Alpha Lambda • Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda • Diane Marie Wehby, Gamma Xi • Mary Ellen Willmitch, Alpha Rho • Jessica Leigh Zabriskie • Lynne Zaledonis, Psi • Edgar Zuniga • Lowell Alumnae Chapter • Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter • Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter • Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter

Cumulative Giving Societies * The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation is pleased 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. Rose Marie Schmidt, Ed.D. Society ($190,000+) Through the Rose Marie Schmidt, Ed.D. Society, the Foundation expresses its deepest gratitude to Rose Marie Schmidt, Theta, for her leading gifts and extraordinary generosity. Charlotte Evans Floyd Society ($75,000$189,999) Through the Charlotte Evans Floyd Society, the Foundation expresses its deepest gratitude to Charlotte Evans Floyd, Psi, for her leading gifts and extraordinary generosity.

Sybil and Jerry King Society ($30,000-$74,999) • Lenore Seibel “Sybil” King*, Psi and Thomas “Jerry” King, Jr.* • Robert O’Dell* in Memory of Lois O’Dell*, Lambda Lois Anne Cooke Society ($20,000-$29,999) • Sarah Hinshaw, Delta Nu • Dr. Edward Jervey • June McCarthy*, Pi • Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority • Kenneth & Hazel Roe Foundation

Recognition levels are current as of July 21, 2016. Lists are updated on a monthly basis on our website,

* Deceased


Call for Ambassadors

As an ambassador for this event, individuals and collegiate and alumnae chapters and associations will work with us to increase

member participation by promoting the event on social media (we'll provide a toolkit, logos, images, and sample language), with the opportunity to do more direct outreach to Sisters through phone and email. For more information on becoming a #foundersdayofgiving ambassador, email

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Elizabeth Wilson Society ($5,000-$9,999) • David Atkinson • Marcia Barr, Phi

The National Organization is excited to host our inaugural Day of Giving on Friday, November 4, in support of the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation. We are currently seeking online ambassadors to help make the event a huge success.


Elliott Family Society ($10,000-$19,999) • Martha DeCamp, Alpha • Gail Fowler, Alpha Lambda • Michele Hujarski Golob, Delta Alpha • Mary Beth Kelley, Delta • Patricia Nayle, Phi • James R. Paponetti • Meda Sewell*, Omicron • Delta Chapter • Beta Eta Chapter • Buffalo Alumnae Chapter • Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter • Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

• Julie Bell Bruington, Iota • Chris Covington, Alpha Lambda • Mary Doyle*, Theta • Edith Elliott*, Omicron • Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma • Melinda H. Oates, Gamma Gamma • Vera Walkup*, Pi • Mary Ellen Willmitch, Alpha Rho • Elizabeth Wilson*, Pi • Beta Chapter • Zeta Chapter • Omicron Chapter • Alpha Epsilon Chapter • Alpha Rho Chapter • Beta Pi Chapter • Gamma Xi Chapter • Epsilon Gamma Chapter • St. Louis Alumnae Chapter • Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter

Crowning Achievements Collegian Ashton Purtle, Upsilon and Miss University of Central Arkansas (UCA), was selected to compete in the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. Held in early July in Hot Springs, contestants competed for nearly $122,000 in scholarships that were awarded through the pageant.



Ashton was awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships as 4th Runner-Up and other placements. This is in addition to the $6,650 Ashton was awarded in cash and tuition scholarships as Miss UCA.

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Ashton will be a junior at UCA this fall, majoring in pre-medicine biology with a minor in interdisciplinary studies. In addition to serving as her chapter’s Vice President of Organization Development, she is a UCA Student Government Association Class Representative, a member of the Campus Resources Committee and Academic Assessment Committee, and a Healthy Active Arkansas Ambassador. She is also an Arkansas Governor’s Scholar, on the UCA Dean’s List, and a member of the UCA Honors College, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and National Society for Collegiate Scholars. “I am definitely not your ‘typical’ pageant woman!” said Ashton. “My Upsilon Sisters nominated me for Miss UCA, and I was flattered. By becoming a part of the pageant system thanks to my wonderful Sisters, I now have scholarship money to help make my dream of attending medical school more affordable.” Since being crowned Miss UCA in November 2015, Ashton has made dozens of appearances promoting her personal platform, “HALO: Healthy Active Lifestyle Options,” which addresses ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle and decrease obesity in Arkansas. Through a variety of fundraising events, Ashton collected over $14,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and recently presented more than 750 toys to Arkansas Children’s Hospital during a UCA toy drive she organized.

Chapter President Michelle Forbus, Epsilon Nu, has recently marked her fifth time on the Dean's List at McDaniel College. Michelle is studying exercise science with the aim of one-day working in prosthetics and prosthesis with wounded soldiers. She has already conducted an internship in orthotics with the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, and with the Life Fitness Physical Therapy network of outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation centers in Baltimore. Michelle starts her senior year at McDaniel this fall. After graduating, she plans to go to graduate school to study prosthesis and orthotics, and then hopes to work with wounded soldiers at a VA hospital. "I want to help other people and make a difference," said Michelle. "I want to help advance the field of prosthetics and prosthesis to help our soldiers live a normal life after their service and sacrifice."

Crowning Achievements Academic accomplishments like making the Dean’s List five times will help Michelle be competitive for graduate school. This is an especially important distinction as there are only 12 schools nationwide that offer master’s degrees in her field.

Held July 21-24, Comic-Con is an annual multi-genre entertainment and comics convention. It showcases a wide range of pop culture and entertainment mediums including movies, animation, comics, fantasy novels, toys, collectibles, and video games, among many other topics. “This is both my and Emily’s first Comic-Con,” said Katherine. “I was excited to see all the booths and people.” Katherine Russell

Katherine and Emily joined fellow students and faculty from Henderson State University on panel discussions at the Comics Arts Conference, which is part of Comic-Con. The conference is a gathering centered on appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, and celebrates the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. Specifically, Katherine and Emily participated on panels on the psychology behind post-apocalyptic comic books and television shows like The Walking Dead. Katherine focused on how these comics and shows can teach people about how they deal with motivation, death, and loss using the Kübler-Ross (“five stages of grief”) model. Emily discussed how post-apocalyptic comics can embody modern-day group formation theories around concepts like survival and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. “It was thrilling to meet like-minded, ‘nerdy’ people like me,” said Emily. “To be around people who are into the same things as me was a very rewarding experience.” Katherine and Emily look forward to future opportunities to connect art, culture, and entertainment to the psychology of everyday lives. Send information about your (or a Sister's) notable accomplishments to with the subject "Crowning Achievements"!

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Collegian Katherine Russell and alumna Emily Blanton, both Alpha Gamma, attended the Comics Arts Conference at the 2016 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego.


In part, Michelle credits her time as an Alpha Sigma Tau Sister for her career goals. “I’ve wanted to work in the prosthetics field since I was a freshman in high school,” she recalled. “I was inspired by my Sisters to work with soldiers. Our chapter’s former Director of Philanthropy Winnie Schauer led a service project welcoming troops home at Baltimore–Washington International Airport, which we are planning to continue. Several Sisters are also in ROTC and plan to join the military. They’re my inspiration!”


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Collegiate and Alumnae Chapter Updates Will Return In The Fall 2016 Issue!

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Anchoring Thoughts: Convention Lives On By Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta, The Anchor Editor We all joined the Sorority in relatively the same way – we came in as new members, attended an initiation ceremony, and built friendships with our Sisters. Eventually we graduate and some of us take on advisory roles, join an alumnae chapter, or serve on National Council. But regardless of where our AΣT journey started and where it has brought us today, once every two years, we are lucky to have the opportunity to come together in what is probably the largest family reunion any of us will ever attend. T H E AN C H OR


Alpha Sigma Tau’s 1st National Convention was held in 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, and a lot has changed since then. For starters, the Sorority has grown from 1925’s nine collegiate chapters in five states to 87 chapters in 26 states today – plus alumnae chapters, associations, and interest groups across the country!

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National Conventions have been a big part of that growth, bringing many positive changes to the Sorority throughout the years. They are a time to elect our leaders, promote educational programs, and share ideas. They have brought about national philanthropy projects and new ways of recognizing our Sisters’ accomplishments. They are business meetings with a twist – a positive, cooperative environment where everyone actually has fun! And it is difficult to describe what it is like to attend one. National Presidents become celebrities, with cameras – and now phones – flashing in their direction all weekend long. A ceremony celebrating Sisters who have passed away touches the hearts of those who never had the pleasure of meeting them in person. Sisters join hands with hundreds of others to sing the Fraternity Hymn. National awards are received by those who are pleasantly surprised to have received them. And “having fun with Sisters” takes on a whole new meaning. Back in 1925, The Anchor magazine – which was launched at the very first Convention – was the Sorority’s main way of communicating with the membership at large. Today, we use hashtags to instantly share pictures and ideas. We’re now more connected than ever before. We even have a virtual National President Book Club! But Convention lives on. And the one thing that remains the same – the one common theme of every Convention since 1925 – has been Sisterhood. Friendly strangers, old friends, new connections, and the feeling of being a part of something larger than you could have ever comprehended while at initiation receiving your membership badge. See you in Pittsburgh!

For a more complete history of Alpha Sigma Tau Conventions dating back to 1925 as told through past issues of The Anchor, please visit news-events/the-anchor

Officer, Volunteer, and National Staff Directory NATIONAL COUNCIL National President Tiffany Street, Delta Mu National Vice President Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho National Vice President Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi National Vice President Sara Brown, Gamma Pi National Vice President Jenni Kemmery Nowotnik, Delta National Vice President Kortney Powlison, Gamma Tau



VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL Academics Coordinator Amy Sherman St. John, Zeta Tau Chaplain Carole Bicking Keily, Alpha Xi Historian Jennifer Marshall, Alpha Gamma New Member Coordinator Jennifer LaBonte, Delta Omicron Master Facilitators Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu; Lauren Bolden, Alpha Phi; Sara Brown, Gamma Pi; Jennifer Cohen, Gamma Rho; Lisa-Marie Cox Fredericks, Beta Xi; Jenny Greyerbiehl; Grace Johnsen Nelson, Beta Eta; Jennifer Kemmery Nowotnik, Delta; Kathleen Wheat Perschbacher, Gamma Xi; Jade Silva; Nicole Turnage, Beta Rho

THE ANCHOR Editor Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Associate Editor Carole Bicking Keily, Alpha Xi Alumnae Editor Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta Collegiate Editor Shanee Frazier, Gamma Rho Collegiate Editor Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon Collegiate Editor Kelli Purcell O’Brien, Delta Eta Design Editor Michelle Zewe, Alpha Tau Photo Editor Melanie Martin, Delta Eta Staff Writers Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon; Darcy Coulter, Epsilon Xi; Tori Dixon, Epsilon Gamma; Shanee Frazier, Gamma Rho; Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon; Ashley Hoogstraten, Beta Pi; Lauren Irby, Zeta Tau; Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta; Samantha Rill, Delta Delta; Elizabeth Schilling, Delta Upsilon; Elizabeth Miller Villegas, Delta Rho; Lauren Crawford Welch, Delta Psi; Michelle Zewe, Alpha Tau

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair Patricia Nayle, Phi Secretary Martha Drouyor DeCamp, Alpha Members Amy Brooks, Alpha Xi; Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho; Carol Cooper, Zeta Tau; Cynthia McCrory, Alpha Alpha; Emily Ashby McIntire, Alpha Lambda; Patricia Klausing Simmons, Delta


Executive Director Jim Paponetti Associate Executive Director of Member Services Angie Bong Director of Meetings and Events Rachel Bourgeois Green, Phi Director of Development Emily Kindred, Beta Delta Director of Operations Holly Morris Director of Finance Pam Myhre, Gamma Theta Director of Marketing and Communications Ben Nemenoff Growth and Extension Coordinator Ashley Smith, Psi Chapter Services Coordinator Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi Accounting Specialist Suzette Greene Member Engagement Coordinator Justina Solties, Gamma Theta Chapter Services Coordinator Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi Communications Specialist Michelle Zewe, Alpha Tau Educational Consultant Bethany Yost, Beta Delta Educational Consultant Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma Educational Consultant Mackenzie Waters, Epsilon Gamma Educational Consultant Megan Smith, Gamma Rho Educational Consultant Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi Administrative Assistant Jessi Zabriskie

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1984-1986 Gail Shockley Fowler, Alpha Lambda 1986-1992 Patricia Nayle, Phi 1996-2002 Martha Drouyor DeCamp, Alpha 2002-2008 Patricia Klausing Simmons, Delta 2008-2014 Christina Duggan Covington, Alpha Lambda

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE Chair Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Members Shae McLin, Phi; Rachel Roller, Delta Pi; Pam Steele, Psi; Dr. Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda Alumna Alternate Brandy Pate, Upsilon Collegian Alternate Taylor Hogg, Zeta Tau


NPC Delegate Jamie Jones Miller, Psi NPC 1st Alternate Delegate Elizabeth Knaus McOsker, Alpha Lambda NPC 2nd Alternate Delegate Carol Zorger Mooney, Alpha Lambda NPC 3rd Alternate Delegate Joanne Rupprecht Walter, Psi

NATIONAL FOUNDATION BOARD President Kristin Haskin, Beta Pi Vice President Rita Bertolino, Phi Vice President Jamie Jones Miller, Psi

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The Anchor: Summer 2016  

Special Wrap-Up Issue of the 41st National Convention.

The Anchor: Summer 2016  

Special Wrap-Up Issue of the 41st National Convention.