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National President’s Letter

New Beginnings

Dear Sisters,

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Although the seasons are winding down for the year, this fall has been a time of new beginnings and growth for Alpha Xi Delta. Not only have we welcomed three new colonies this fall with open arms, but several of our chapters have also enjoyed successful fall recruitments and added more bold, talented women to our dear Fraternity. Soon, these new members will be initiated and have the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with the ideals and principles of which Alpha Xi Delta was founded. Remember the joy you felt when wearing your Quill badge for the first time? Although it has been some time since some of us first wore our Quill, I hope you are continually inspired to realize your potential each and every day and cherish the bonds of Sisterhood in Alpha Xi Delta. Also in terms of new beginnings, our Educational Leadership Consultants (ELC) and Leadership Coaches (LC) (whom you met in the summer 2013 issue) have been traveling across the country assisting chapters with recruitment, leadership programming and chapter development. Be sure to check out the Tales from the Road section on page 19 to get a peek into the life of an ELC. If you know a young woman who would be an ideal candidate for an ELC or LC position, applications are available via Exclusively Xi in the Resource Center. As winter sets in, it is important for us to look to spring 2014 as we have some exciting things on the horizon! April is Autism Awareness Month and we have outlined the whole month of April in this issue (on page 25) to help you get started on your plans. Whether you participate in all the activities, or can only donate a few hours of your time, we appreciate everything our Sisters are doing to help find the missing piece of the autism puzzle. With 1 in 88 children affected by autism, this global health crisis needs our attention and support more than ever before. Spring 2014 also brings with it a new recruitment season, and I personally cannot wait to welcome more women home to Alpha Xi Delta. In terms of extension, we will be starting our colonization efforts at American University, located in Washington, D.C., this spring. If you are interested in

volunteering, or would like to recommend a young woman for recruitment, please email memberservices@alphaxidelta.org. Finally, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Jane Sutton, Western Carolina ’75, for serving as the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Chairman for the past two years. During Jane’s term as Chairman, she has led NPC ably and with grace through several significant changes. NPC has completed a rebranding, the launch of a new website, increased the use of technology for the Conference and for college and alumnae panhellenics and has adopted the compelling tagline “Our Potential. Your Move.” Jane has traveled across the country proudly representing NPC at Greek leadership conferences, visiting NPC chapters and promoting the Collegiate Housing and Infastructure Act on the Hill in Washington, D.C. Under her leadership, NPC has changed its governance model from one that is Executive Committee-driven to one that truly empowers the NPC Delegates to direct the Conference, with execution carried out under the able direction of NPC’s first Executive Director. Unanimous Agreements have been brought more current, and the Conference’s overall operations have been made more transparent, all under Jane’s strong leadership. These are exactly the legacies Alpha Xi Delta sought to leave with this rare opportunity to be in the NPC chair, and Jane has carried out her work well, and always with intellect and class. We are so honored and proud to call her our Sister. With more than four million active collegiate members, the Panhellenic experience is reaching more women than ever before. Alpha Xi Delta is proud to stand with our NPC sisters as the vision of our collective founders grows at an unbelievable pace.

Loyally,

Sandi Edwards National President


Contents You’ve Got to Have a Dream Beta Eta’s dream came true when members were able to move into their newly remodeled chapter house earlier this year.

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The Truth about Adderall Abuse Jessica Fee, Old Dominion ’08, shares her family’s story about Adderall abuse and the loss of her brother.

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Realize your Potential Jamie Ambrosio, Cornell ’05, found her home on the rugby field and earned the chance of a lifetime.

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Ginny Carroll, Western Kentucky ’82, traveled to Senegal with sorority women to break ground on the Circle of Sisterhood funded school.

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The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta is published three times per year in spring, summer and fall/winter by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity.® POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE QUILL OF ALPHA XI DELTA, 8702 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 Volume 110/Issue 3 Copyright 2013 by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity; all rights reserved. Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity 8702 Founders Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 317.872.3500 www.alphaxidelta.org fhq@alphaxidelta.org Submission Deadlines Spring issue – January 23 Summer issue – June 1 Fall/Winter issue – September 6 Submission Procedures Text and photographs may be emailed to the Editor or to the Fraternity Headquarters address listed above. Photographs submitted become the property of the Fraternity. Digital images must be taken using the highest settings on a camera that’s at least 3.2 megapixels. Address/Name Changes Visit www.alphaxidelta.org or mail changes to 8702 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268. National Executive Director Elysia Balster Gallivan, South Dakota ’93 Director of Communications and Marketing Lauren Blankenbaker Felts, Indiana ’03 Communications Coordinator Lauren Fisher, Indiana ‘08 National Council 2013-2015 National President Sandi Edwards, Kentucky ’75

In This Issue

29 Member News

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Letters to the Editor

36 Be The Heart

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New, Now, Next

37 Alumna Profile

National Panhellenic Conference News

40 Foundation News

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14 Sister to Sister

47 Chapter Eternal 48 From the Archives

19 Tales from the Road 21 Autism Speaks News

On the cover: When she can’t meet face to face, Erin Shill, Indiana ‘10, stays in touch with Sisters online. Learn how Sisters use technology to stay connected, beginning on page 10.

National Vice Presidents Suzanne Cantando, UNC Asheville ’92 Michele Herbst Evink, South Dakota State ’86 Nancy Fehremann Gainer, Iowa State ’69 Micaela Isler, Texas ’91 Fatima Johnson, UNC Asheville ’95 Nealy Patty Wheat, West Georgia ’97 The Mission of The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta To inform, inspire and challenge. To sustain and nurture membership loyalty and interest. To recognize individual, group and Fraternity accomplishments. To provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinion. To be the permanent record for the Fraternity.


Letters to the Editor Association was pictured with her pledge class of 1959 at Purdue. How could I have asked for a more exciting issue?   Congratulations on the great job you are doing and keep up the good work. I am proud to say I am a member of Alpha Xi Delta. Carol Smith Simpson, Ohio Wesleyan ‘56

Twitter Comments mahp_83: Read in @alphaxidelta #Quill that creator of @alexandani is a Sister! So cool! #uri #unh

Rekindling Sisterhood Just received my Summer 2013 issue of The Quill and was inspired to share with you some recent alumnae activity from the Beta Chi Chapter at Gettysburg College (member classes 1987 and 1988). Twenty-one of us met in New York City on September 27-28, 2013. Some of us have seen each other recently, but many haven’t seen others since graduation in 1990 and 1991. It was a total blast seeing all these Sisters of our youth. Alpha Xi Delta songs were sung, memories were exchanged and laughter was heard well into the night. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend of Sisterhood rekindled and friendship renewed. From left to right (front row): Liz Abbott Wright, Kathy Walen Healy, Molly McConnell Buell, Gail Granfors Korchak and Cathy Arnold Mayone. From left to right (back row): Shelley Hummer Webster, Emily Robertson-Yeingst, Lynne Bassett Perry, Heidi Reimann McKenna, Alanna Frey Beber, Lee Walker Wager, Sarah Kopit Robets, Lisa Passmore Schuster and Sue Agypt Richards. Emily Robertson-Yeingst, Gettysburg ’88

ElizRhoads: Yes they did! SO proud (& excited!!) to see my @Lyco_AXiD ladies featured in @alphaxidelta’s The Quill!! #axid pic.twitter.com/Ti9Drk21fP ChelsCaspersen: Carolyn Rafaelian, the creator and designer of Alex and Ani jewelry is an @alphaxidelta! #sistersarewe #quill acstrader: How cool! Just learned that the creator of @alexandani is an alpha xi! #thequill #famoussisters #axid #tfj alexandani: @alphaxidelta thank you so much for the fantastic piece on @carolyn. #sorority abbyhillson: So excited to come home for fall break and find the newest edition of #TheQuill in my room waiting on me! @alphaxidelta #TFJ

What’s on your mind? Have a comment about an article in The Quill? Drop us an email at quilleditor@alphaxidelta.org or send a note to The Quill, 8702 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. We reserve the right to select letters for publication and to edit for style and length.

Remembering the Past What a joy it was to read The Quill, which came in today’s mail. There were so many pictures of people I knew. Betsy Weiner was the president of Xi Chapter, for two years, and I worked closely with her. She has certainly proven herself.  Kim Starr was an attorney in Columbus or Cincinnati and often came to the campus during the trying times we had with Xi Chapter.  Three of my Alpha Mu friends were pictured, with a group from Newark and Granville, and a former member of the Louisville Alumnae

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Fraternity News

New | NOW | Next New | Fall Colonizations Welcome Home New Members This fall Alpha Xi Delta celebrated three bid days at our newest colonies, welcoming more than 200 women into our Sisterhood. On September 15, women joined our colony at the University of Nebraska Kearney. On September 28, Sisters were welcomed home to Alpha Xi Delta at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and on October 13, we celebrated bid day at Michigan State University.

Now | Alphaxidelta.org is Now Mobile! Accessible from any web-enabled phone or smartphone, our new mobile site connects members and friends, wherever they may be, to our Fraternity website. Visit www.alphaxidelta.org from any web-enabled phone to test drive the site. It features a nice, clean navigation menu and allows you to easily navigate our site on a mobile device.

Next | International Badge Day Each year, thousands of women around the world celebrate their sorority membership on National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. On Monday, March 3, 2014, wear your Quill or letters to let everyone know you’re proud to be a sorority woman and an Alpha Xi Delta. The National Panhellenic Conference has many resources available via www.npcwomen.org to help you extend your Badge Day celebration, including sample news releases, FAQs and more.

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Living our Ritual: The Recruitment Symphony By Andi Fouberg, South Dakota State ’95, National Ritual Director

For many chapters around the country, the beginning of the school year also means the excitement of recruitment. For those of us more than a few years removed from our own recruitment experience, thinking back to that time brings back fond memories of new Sisters and the promise of a new adventure. One of those promises we make to our new members, as well as to the world, dates back to 1924 when Founder Almira Cheney, Helen Willis Lynn and Alice Matthews were appointed to select an open creed for Alpha Xi Delta. They chose for us 78 words that have captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of Alpha Xi Deltas for generations. The words of The Symphony are our outward statement of who we are and what we hope to be. During recruitment, we try to tell potential new members about what it is to be a member of Alpha Xi Delta. We open our kindly hearts and share the joy of the Sisterhood of women with these potential new members. Once these women are members of our chapters, we work together toward an appreciation of real merit and worth. We make promises to one another in recruitment that we spend a lifetime trying to fulfill. Whether you have been reciting it for days or for decades, whether being recited solo while your chapter hums The Sisterhood of Women or the harmonic cadence of 500 Sisters at National Convention reciting in unison, The Symphony is a reminder to all who hear it of what we want to be. Therefore, reciting it is not enough. Telling potential members, new members and campuses it is who we are is not enough. Our goal should be to live up to this inspiring, yet brief, message. Would those you meet hear these words and see you, your chapter or your alumnae association reflected in them? As the songs and chants fade from formal recruitment, let us work to live up to the promise of these words together and hold one another accountable to these ideals. No doubt if we embodied the promises of this statement to the recognition of those around us, the impact we would have on the world would far exceed the fraternal experience. Have courage. Be gracious. Make peace.

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“These things do we earnestly desire: A clear vision of life, that with gracious and kindly hearts we may share both joy and sorrow and bring into living reality the sisterhood of women. An appreciation of real merit and worth, steadfastness of soul, that without bitterness or defeat we may encounter misfortune and with humility meet success. These things, O Lord, help us to instill within our hearts that we may grow in courage and graciousness and peace.”

This article was originally posted on our blog, The Inside Ink. You can read articles like this and more at www.theinsideink.org.


NPC News

Leaving a Legacy At the 2013 NPC Annual Conference held in Los Angeles, California, Jane Sutton, Western Carolina ’75, retired as NPC Chairman and handed the gavel over to Jean Mrasek of Chi Omega. Throughout Jane's two years as Chairman, Alpha Xi Delta Sisters have written congratulatory notes to Jane to mark this special occasion in Alpha Xi Delta's history. Here are a few notes we would like to share with our readers. If you would like to send your own note to Jane, please email it to fhq@alphaxidelta.org.

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Housing News

You’ve Got to Have a Dream To paraphrase Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you don’t have a dream, how can you make a dream come true? Ever since the Beta Eta Chapter at the University of Maryland became dormant in 1994, Beta Etas held onto the dream of a vibrant, successful chapter of young women living once again in our home at 4517 Knox Road in College Park. That dream became a reality with the colony’s reestablishment and when those same young women moved into their newly renovated chapter home this fall. When the Beta Eta Chapter became dormant, the local alumnae immediately looked to the future and the dream of reestablishing the chapter. To that end, the first decision was not to sell the house as they felt that retaining ownership would be essential in any chapter recolonization efforts. The local alumnae financed the costs of maintaining the house through various leasing contracts with individual students, student groups and the University. That effort proved to be successful and was validated when the chapter was reestablished in fall 2012. The excitement generated by the new colony energized everyone on the Beta Eta Corporation Board, which led the effort to accomplish a major renovation and have the house ready for occupancy at the end of August 2013. The first step in the renovation process was some grand visioning, done in partnership with the National Housing Corporation (NHC). By visiting other, newly-renovated sorority houses at Maryland and taking advantage of the “fresh eyes” and experience of the NHC representatives, the board developed plans for significantly renovated spaces and new amenities, planned to meet the needs and expectations of today’s collegians. As plans became more detailed, this conversation evolved to include the colony members as well.

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Local architects were then interviewed. Don Smith of Smith Architects was chosen due to his experience and previous work within the chapter facility. Don worked with us to draw up several possible floor plans, and after much collaboration, we agreed on a final conceptual design. The next step was securing bank financing. The board partnered with the National Housing Corporation to secure a mortgage broker experienced in fraternal housing who helped successfully negotiate the lending package. As soon as the spring 2013 semester came to a close and our current tenants moved out, Mike Albrecht of Albrecht Construction and Linda Hartman of Karen Renee Interior Design began their parts of the project. The summer was a whirlwind of hammers, saws, meetings, inspectors, permits, late shipments, paint colors and fabric samples. A renovation of this magnitude creates stress, surprise, sometimes tears, but always amazement. The Beta Eta Corporation Board and several chapter officers endured a very busy summer of meetings, emails, telephone calls, site visits and decision making. This renovation experience has strengthened the bonds of Sisterhood among us and increased our appreciation of what Alpha Xi Delta is all about. The most exciting part of the project for the chapter women was seeing the house for the first time when they moved in. While the chapter had seen the beautiful decorating boards provided early in the design process to showcase the possibilities for the facility’s final look, those could not compare with the gorgeous reality they saw when the doors were opened. On the flip side, the most exciting part for the board was the reactions – smiles and tears of joy – that we saw on the faces of our chapter women when we revealed to them their new home. Rodgers and Hammerstein were right; if you don’t have a dream, you really can’t make a dream come true.


Before: The entrance to the chapter house felt closed off and small. After: Walls were removed and the layout was reconfigured to create a welcoming, open entrance.

Before: The TV room had dated furnishings and lacked space. After: New, coordinated furniture, a larger sectional and additional sitting areas throughout the room allow more room for the chapter women to gather and relax.

Before: The formal living room felt dark and small. After: New furnishings, bright paint colors and a neutral rug open up the space to make it feel light and airy. www.alphaxidelta.org

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ALL-NIGHTER

Addiction:

[ ] The Truth Behind Adderall Abuse

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“Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse. Administration of amphetamines for prolonged periods of time may lead to dependence and must be avoided. Particular attention should be paid to the possibility of subjects obtaining amphetamines for non-therapeutic use or distribution to others, and the drug should be prescribed or dispensed sparingly. Misuse of amphetamine may cause sudden death and serious cardiovascular adverse events.” The Food and Drug Administration mandates this warning be printed on all amphetamines, including Adderall, one of the many medications used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, Georgia Tech ’76, a doctor of internal medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Alpha Xi Delta Woman of Distinction and former CNN medical correspondent, drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta and Vyvanse are stimulants used to help individuals with ADHD regulate their central nervous system, improve their focus and organize their thoughts and impulsive behaviors. “Stimulant medications can be helpful for those with ADHD,” Dr. Fryhofer said, “But they can also be both addicting and dangerous.” In fact, amphetamine-based drugs such as Adderall are classified as schedule II controlled substances and are placed in the same category as morphine, opium and OxyContin. Due to the high potential for abuse and addiction, one of the main concerns related to stimulant drugs is the amount of people selling or sharing them with others who do not have a prescription or medical diagnosis of ADHD, and chances are, many users are unaware of the dangers associated with taking these amphetamine-based drugs “Stimulant medications when they are not needed. can be helpful for those Unfortunately, Jessica Fee, with ADHD, but they can Old Dominion ’08, knows also be both addicting firsthand how dangerous and dangerous.” these drugs can be.

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Jessica’s brother, Richard Fee, developed an addiction to Adderall after graduating from college in 2008. After struggling with his addiction for two years, in November of 2011, he took his own life. Stage 1: Experimentation Jessica and Richard were close growing up, and when asked about her brother, one specific memory stands out in her mind - the night before Richard’s college graduation. “The night before [graduation] they go to the church in town and have a capping ceremony,” Jessica explained. During the ceremony, the graduating seniors will pick someone close to them and dress that person in their cap and gown. “Out of everyone, he picked me to go and do that with him,” Jessica said. When Richard left for college, he was your typical, freshman student. He had a full-academic scholarship to Greensboro College and was on the school’s baseball team. “We would go visit, and he would let me hang out with him and his friends,” Jessica recalled. “He seemed like a really happy person.” While in college, Richard excelled. He was elected as class president, graduated in four years with an honors degree in biology and began preparing for medical school. He never showed any signs of having ADD or ADHD, and prior to going to Greensboro, he earned A’s and B’s in high school without using stimulant drugs. Like so many other college students, Richard started using stimulant drugs occasionally in college. According to Jessica, this is not unusual behavior for students on college campuses. “Either people have a prescription, want the prescription or they’re asking each other for some,” she said. “No one thinks it’s dangerous or it’s illegal, even though it is, to use each other’s pills. They’ll say right in front of tons of people, ‘Hey, I really need to take an Adderall pill tonight to be able to stay up all night. You have any?’” And that’s just what Richard did. Occasionally, when Richard had to stay up late to study for a test or write a paper, he would ask friends and classmates for a pill.

Jessica and her brother at Richard’s college graduation.

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Stage 2: Regular Use After Richard graduated from college in 2008, he decided to stay in Greensboro to prepare for the MCATs. It was during that time after graduation that he felt the need to get his own prescription for stimulant drugs. After meeting with a nurse practitioner at the Triad Psychiatric and Counseling Center and taking a short questionnaire, Richard was diagnosed with ADHD without hyperactivity. He left the office with a prescription for three weeks worth of 30 milligrams of the stimulant drug, Vyvanse. “The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the ‘bible’ of psychiatry, has changed both the criteria for and classification of ADHD diagnosis,” Dr. Fryhofer explained. “ADHD is now classified with neuro-developmental disorders rather than with conduct disorders. Children still have to meet at least six criteria, but adults (ages 17 and older) now only have to meet five criteria to satisfy the diagnosis. These changes should make it easier to make the diagnosis and will most likely increase the number of people receiving treatment.” According to Jessica’s experience, it’s very easy for anyone to obtain a prescription for Adderall. “After I went to college my first year, it was a big adjustment change and I didn’t do too well in classes,” she said. “I went to the doctor to see if I needed to take advantage of the disability services provided by my school, and they ran a bunch of tests on me.” After two days worth of tests, the doctor told Jessica she “might” have ADHD and asked what she wanted to do. Jessica made the decision not to take any prescription medications for ADHD since the doctor could not give her a definite diagnosis. “Looking back on that, it’s scary that they were probably going to offer me Adderall when I only showed signs that I could have ADHD.” Knowing what she does about the diagnosis process and her brother’s behavior prior to stimulant drug use, Jessica said, “He did not have it [ADHD]. From sun up to sun down, he focused on the things he needed to get done. He was active with his friends, played baseball, went to practices and always went to school with no problem.” When Jessica and her family found out about Richard’s diagnosis and prescription in 2009, they were shocked. Her dad knew how dangerous stimulant drugs could be and immediately expressed his concerns and asked Richard to reconsider taking the pills. Jessica, on the other hand wasn’t too concerned. “For me, at a younger age, it’s more common to hear about Adderall than it is for my parents,” Jessica said. She remembers telling her brother that he didn’t need the drugs, but at the same time having the “I guess you’re going to do what you’re going to do” type of attitude. “If I had


“If I had known now what was going to happen, I would have put up a lot bigger fight in the beginning” Richard had a full academic scholarship to Greensboro University and played on the school’s baseball team.

known now what was going to happen, I would have put up a lot bigger fight in the beginning,” Jessica said. “But Adderall is not talked about like that, so my age group has no clue.”

“At the time, I thought it was him just being annoyed that he was 24 and moving back in with his parents,” Jessica said. “But now I know it was the Adderall.”

Stage 3: Risky Use In 2010, Richard started seeing a doctor close to his parent’s home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Ellison from Dominion Psychiatric Associates, and it was here that Richard first received a prescription for Adderall. He was prescribed to 30 milligrams of Adderall, the fast-acting kind instead of the extended-release formula that is less addicting, and was instructed to take it once a day for 21 days. Eight days after receiving the prescription, Richard had 13 pills left and asked the doctor to renew his prescription, but this time requested 50 milligrams of Adderall and received it. “My dad was worried from the beginning, and as soon as he found out about it [the Adderall prescription], he tried everything he could to get him off of it,” Jessica said. She remembers her dad asking Richard to stop taking Adderall and even pleading with Richard’s doctor to stop prescribing him medication. “I don’t think he realized he [Richard] was addicted to it or that it was going to have such a huge impact on him at first, but he knew something was off.” Richard’s family eventually started noticing changes in his behavior that they associated with his Adderall use. He would argue with his parents frequently and developed an usual sleeping pattern - staying up for days at a time, and then sleeping for 48 hours straight. According to Dr. Fryhofer, anxiety, irritability and sleep deprivation are all side effects of using stimulant medication.

Stage 4: Drug Addiction and Dependency Confusion and psychosis are some of the additional side effects Dr. Fryhofer names when talking about stimulant drug use, and Richard began to experience these symptoms a year or so into his addiction. The Fees lived close to Oceana Air Station, a military airport in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Jessica said she and Richard pretty much grew up with planes constantly flying over and around their home. Once Richard was on Adderall, he was convinced that “they” [those in the planes] were watching him, his family and their home. “He would start closing the blinds, and he would be afraid to go outside,” Jessica recalled. “He even covered things up at night. He would cover up those little lights that were on the TV or his speakers and cover up his clock with Post-its.” At this time, Richard was going through a month’s worth of Adderall in a number of days, and as his parents became more concerned about his addiction, their arguments with Richard became more frequent and aggressive, especially when discussing his prescription. “When I watched him get into these verbal fights, he never laid a hand on my dad or mom, but I could just tell that he was holding back so much anger, and that at times, just looking in his eyes, it was like he knew he could lose control,” Jessica said. One night in 2011, Richard became so upset with his parents for withholding his pills, that he called 911. When the police arrived on the scene, the Fees explained that their son was addicted to

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Adderall and they wanted to hold onto the pills and make sure he was taking them as instructed. Richard denied his addiction, and the police instructed his parents to hand over the bottle. They did as they were told, and told Richard to leave. Later that night, Richard called his parents threatening to stab himself with a knife, and he was admitted into the Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center. “My parents had a whole new fight with a whole new doctor to get him off of Adderall,” Jessica said. “They just never quit. They never stopped trying to help him. They tried everything a parent can do and then some.” When Richard was discharged, he continued to get his prescription filled from Dr. Ellison until October 2011; two years after Richard’s struggle with Adderall began, when he recommended Richard take Strattera, one of the treatments for ADHD that does not include amphetamines. Richard never filled this prescription, and returned to the doctor’s office a few weeks later requesting a prescription for Adderall. He was denied this request. A few weeks later, on November 7, 2011, Richard took his life. Looking Back Two years after her brother’s death, Jessica is sharing Richard’s story and looking to help those who may not know the dangers associated with Adderall. “Now that we’re public about it and trying to help people, it’s really scary to see how many people this is happening to,” Jessica said. “Yes, my brother was an adult, and he was the first person to decide to put an Adderall pill in his mouth, and that’s where it all began. There’s a part of me that understands he had a big hand in doing this to himself, but also the doctors were responsible, too. Every step of the way something new happened and there was a new chance for a doctor or someone else to prevent it from going further.” Jessica hopes her family’s story makes doctors think twice about diagnosing patients with ADHD and prescribing stimulant drugs. “So many people are prescribed to it, and I’m not saying that no one needs it. It does do good for some people if they do need it,” Jessica said. She believes that doctors should take more time to properly diagnose their patients and conduct more thorough tests than a simple questionnaire. If the patient is diagnosed with ADHD, Jessica thinks doctors should have lengthy follow-up appointments with the patient to evaluate him/her and discuss some of side-effects that may occur. “If doctors took things slow, listened to their patients and were more involved with their patients’ needs instead of having a revolving door policy, I would be happy,” she said.

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In addition, she hopes her story helps educate young adults on the dangers of Adderall and makes them think twice before using it as a study aid. “I’m starting to realize that it’s important to help anyone that you can, and that’s what I hope to do by sharing my story,” Jessica said. “If it can prevent anything like this or even some of the stuff that happened from happening, it would be worth it. Something has to change.”

Richard with his father, Rick Fee.

If you or someone you know has an addiction to Adderall or any other type of drug, Alpha Xi Delta can help. We’ve partnered with All-One Health to provide Talk One-2-One, a confidential counseling service provider, to its collegiate members. Members can call 800.756.3124 to use Talk One-2-One confidentially and free of charge to discuss issues such as depression, roommate issues, eating disorders, stress, money issues and alcohol/drug issues.


Sister to Sister

training dogs

of destiny By Shannon Slatton Schwartz, Gamma Omega ’99

When her young daughter and husband wanted to adopt a dog, Mary Ebeling Sears, Delta Kappa ’87, had her doubts. “I never had any pets at all,” says Mary. “Growing up, I was only allowed to have a goldfish.” They adopted cats, but the majority of the family still wanted to add a dog to the household. When Mary’s husband brought a flyer home advertising training a service dog, the family thought it was the perfect option. “We thought if it doesn’t work out, we can give it back,” says Mary. “Two weeks later we had a dog named Elmer.”

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ut temporarily adopting a service dog to help is much more than experimenting with pet ownership. Mary and her family had to take Elmer to weekly training classes, pay for all of his expenses and take Elmer with them everywhere. “They are with you wherever you are, so you are always in training mode,” says Mary. Elmer needed to get accustomed to public situations and to have plenty of interaction with children, which worked well for Mary’s job at a school. “He was a kid dog, and I’d let kids lay all over him and love him,” says Mary. “Autism was his destiny.” Because of his mellow personality and large size, Elmer was trained to be an autism assist dog. Mary and the staff at Can Do Canines in Minneapolis, Minnesota, trained Elmer to be able to stop a child from running away. “If a child starts to run, the dog is taught to drop down and brace so the kid cannot get very far. This prevents a child from getting away in a dangerous situation,” says Mary, who says the dog also can help calm the child. “We have the dog settle down on command so the child can lay on them because often the child likes the texture and touch of animals.” Elmer also helped Mary and her family during a very difficult time. Shortly after accepting Elmer, Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer. Elmer became a special companion to her daughter Katherine (Katie), and a special source of comfort for Mary. “He went with me to every treatment, every doctors appointment and visited me in the hospital after surgery,” remembers Mary. “He snuggled with me in bed and often stayed with Katie until she fell asleep. He brought smiles to faces when times were tough.” After a brutal year of operations and treatment, Mary has now been in remission for four years. When Elmer reached 18 months old, Mary and her family returned him to Can Do Canines for more extensive training. Then, they attended a graduation, where the family handed the dog over to a new family, who had been waiting for years to have an autism assist dog. “It was especially hard because my daughter was attached,” says Mary. “But at the graduation ceremony, you see the dog with the client and realize it was their destiny.” Since Elmer, Mary and her family have hosted five assist dogs over five years. Brewster and Willow could turn on lights, pick up telephones and complete many other tasks as they helped people with mobility. Because Wiggs could sniff a change in blood sugar, he helped a mother manage her Type I diabetes. The family currently is training Jazz and helping to determine what the dog’s best future will be. “Mary and her family are dedicated to raising a well-behaved dog that has an excellent start on training and is well-socialized,” said Nancy Weitgenant, puppy program coordinator. Besides donating time and money to raise the dogs, Mary also gives back to the organization by helping with training programs, staffing booths to raise awareness and administering front desk

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Elmer and Katie, then 6.

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duties. Mary helps coordinate the “Name A Puppy” program which allows donors to name puppies. She uses her photography skills to put together a photo album for donors. “Mary is one of those unique individuals who brings sunshine into any room she enters,” says Alan Peters, executive director. “I believe it is her focus on helping others that keeps that smile on her face. And that smile is never bigger than when she watches a puppy she has cared for, trained and loved over many months, walk on stage during graduation, changing the life of someone with a disability forever.” However, Mary plans to extend her volunteer efforts with the organization. Her family is excited to become a breeder host family in the near future. They will house and care for Harper, whose puppies will become service dogs through Can Do Canines. “If you are given a lot in life, you need to give a lot back and we give with this every single day,” says Mary. “We believe in them and believe they are doing the right thing for people. They are good to dogs and good to clients.”


“If you are given a lot in life, you need to give a lot back and we give with this every single day.” – Mary Sears

Elmer with Mary while she battled cancer. He brought comfort to Mary during chemotherapy treatments.

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Realize Your Potential

Kenya or Bust By Jaime Ambrosio, Cornell ’05

How one Sister found her home on the field and earned the chance of a lifetime

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hen I first moved to Chicago in March of 2012, I was a little bit lost. I came for a job opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Prior to living in Chicago I lived in Washington State, New York City and Philadelphia; so I was certainly no stranger to new beginnings. While I lived in many places, I never considered any place other than Cornell my true home. I joined the Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta during my freshman year at Cornell University. I remember my freshman year as a blur of meeting different people and trying new things. I chose to go through sorority recruitment because my roommate was doing it and wanted a friend to share the experience with her. I never thought it would change my life in the way that it did. I am very proud to be a founding member of the chapter and have my name displayed on our charter. Within a few weeks of joining Alpha Xi Delta, I knew I had found my Cornell family. I continue to keep in touch with my chapter Sisters, plan reunions with them and attend their weddings. When I first arrived in Chicago, I didn’t think I would find a friend group so similar to my Alpha Xi Delta Sisters, but luckily 17 The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta

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I was wrong. About five months after living here, I reconnected with an old friend I had lifeguarded with back in high school. I confided in her about how I was having trouble meeting people and shared my concerns of never finding a new home. She told me she had felt very similarly when she first moved to Chicago until she joined her rugby team, The Chicago Sirens. I have always been a fairly athletic person. When I was younger, I spent much of my time playing all different kinds of sports, but the idea of playing rugby seemed ridiculous, even to me. I just kept thinking, “Why would anyone want play a sport where a large part of the game consisted of letting people hit them?” My friend didn’t push the point, but she invited me to come to a fundraising event her team was hosting so she could introduce me to some of her teammates and friends. My first encounter with these women immediately reminded me of the feeling I got when I met my fellow Alpha Beta Chapter Sisters – they made me feel so comfortable and welcome. After spending some time with these women, I knew they were going to be my new family in Chicago, the family I was searching for since the


Photos (from top to bottom): Jaime, second from left, with her Sisters in front of the Alpha Beta Chapter House at an alumnae reunion in 2011. The Chicago Sirens doing their pregame pump-up ritual at the Nash Bash tournament. Jaime playing at the Lakefront 7s tournament. After the final day of the Nash Bash tournament.

moment I arrived. I spent the evening talking to some of the women about rugby and why they played. I was shocked by how passionately they spoke about this crazy sport, and that passion convinced me to give it a try. One practice later, I was hooked, and since then I have fallen in love with the sport! I never expected a game, that on the surface looked so chaotic and brutal, to be so elegant and tactical. Plus, playing a game of rugby is the best workout I’ve ever had to date. I feel my love of the game is in a very large part due to how much I enjoy the company of the women I play it with. I was shocked to find how ready they are to support each other on and off the field, and I am so very proud to be part of the team. After only seven months of playing rugby with The Chicago Sirens, we were invited to play in the 2014 Safari Sevens in Nairobi, Kenya. The Safari Sevens is Africa’s premier invitation-only rugby tournament and draws crowds of more than 20,000 people!  We are currently the only U.S. team invited to play in 2014 and the first women’s team outside of Africa to be invited. Women’s rugby is growing in popularity in Africa, and I am honored to be amongst the elite group who will aid that growth. Participating in the Safari Sevens will allow us to grow as athletes and individuals as we represent Chicago and the U.S. on an international stage. Additionally, as a self-funded team we need to work hard to raise enough for a trip of this magnitude. It has been a great experience working to gain publicity for our team and to approach different businesses for sponsorship opportunities. As much as it sometimes feels like a second job, it has given many of the younger players the opportunity to develop great transferable skills in a very low-risk environment. While in Kenya, we plan to compete in two tournaments, go on a safari and organize a community service project teaching local children to play the very same sport we have all come to love. But, in order to make this dream a reality, we have a lot of work to do. We will be playing against teams that compete at the highest level. We are increasing our coaching staff so we can focus on getting the entire team ready to compete in the tournament. I am entirely confident we will get there; we have some truly incredible athletes in our ranks. Having the opportunity to represent our country at an international sporting event is the opportunity of a lifetime for all of us. To learn more about the Safari Sevens or ways to support the Chicago Sirens rugby team, visit their tour website at sirenssafari7s.webs.com or contact them via email at tour@sirensrugby.com.

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Tales From the Road

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SHELLBY SWEENEY, FLORIDA ATLANTIC ’09

Being an Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) constantly reminds me of the wonderful organization Alpha Xi Delta is, and it has shown me the common bond we have as Sisters, regardless of our chapter affiliation. During each Preference Ceremony, I tear up as I watch our chapter members prepare to welcome new members to their future home away from home. As a collegiate member, I was always focused on inspiring my chapter Sisters to determine their Alpha Xi Delta legacy, but I never really took the time to figure out my own legacy. I always knew I wanted to make a positive impact on and inspire as many women as possible. Combining my two passions of recruitment and Alpha Xi Delta led me to pursue the opportunity to become an ELC. I had an overall idea of what to expect before I started traveling, but nothing really started to sink in until I had my first visits. It’s actually more rewarding than I could have ever imagined! In my first month of traveling, I visited the Zeta Xi Chapter at Auburn University, the Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of Texas and the Delta Psi Chapter at Texas State University. Watching what these chapter women can accomplish in a week leading up to recruitment is inspiring. Team work, dedication and a true love and appreciation for our Sisterhood is fully on display, and it makes me so proud to know these collegiate women are representing Alpha Xi Delta. After each visit, I leave with such an overwhelming feeling of happiness. The experience to travel as an ELC is especially unique, and I know I’ve already grown so much as a leader and Sister. I look forward to continuing this amaXIng journey for the remainder of the school year. Interested in learning more about the Educational Leadership Consultant and Leadership Coach programs? Visit our website at www.alphaxidelta.org. ELC and LC applications are located in Exclusively Xi in the Resource Center. Any interested chapter member is encouraged to apply during her senior year. The number of ELCs and LCs hired each year depends on the needs of the Fraternity.

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From top to bottom: Shellby with Stephanie Samuelson (left) during the open house round of recruitment at Texas State University. Zeta Xi Chapter on the philanthropy day of recruitment. From left to right: Nicole Nystorm, Shellby Sweeney and Lindsey Vinson.


Summer Immersion 2014 Alpha Xi Delta is excited to once again extend a unique learning opportunity to collegians who are interested in advancing their relationship with Autism Speaks and broadening their understanding of autism spectrum disorders. Taking place in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2014, the Summer Immersion Experience will give Alpha Xi Deltas the opportunity to spend one week fully engaged in the four pillars of Autism Speaks’ mission: awareness, family services, advocacy and research. Sisters who choose to participate in the Summer Immersion program will share meaningful experiences designed to further the mission of Autism Speaks - to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. The program’s curriculum focuses on providing participants with a comprehensive range of activities from hands-on experience with families and individuals affected by autism, to volunteering at the Autism Speaks annual Bike to the Beach fundraiser on Saturday, August 2, 2014, and even lobbying on behalf of Autism Speaks at Capitol Hill. For more information and to submit an application, please visit the Resource Center of Exclusively Xi and locate the Summer Immersion Application in the Philanthropy Folder. The final day to submit applications is Friday, January 31, 2014. For any questions about this program, please email Philanthropy and Community Outreach Manager Kristen Ellefson at kellefson@alphaxidelta.org.

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Autism Speaks

An iPad changed his life By Lauren Fisher, Communications Coordinator, Indiana ’08

Erin Finn, Slippery Rock ’01, is currently the Autism Strand Specialist at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been at this school for six years and says the most important part of her day is spending time with those students who are so close to her heart. Steven, now a 15-year-old student at Orchard Gardens, is just one of the many students who has impacted Erin’s life. Steven and his grandmother walked into Erin’s classroom one day in December three years ago looking for help. At the time, Steven was 11 years old and diagnosed with autism. He was considered non-verbal, uttering only a few words, and when they came out, they were no louder than a whisper. He sporadically displayed signs of aggression towards others, destruction of property and non-compliance.

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Out of frustration, Steven would lash out by spitting, biting, punching, kicking, throwing chairs, ripping things and punching walls. Erin remembers that first encounter with Steven and his grandmother. “Steven’s grandmother seemed upset, fragile and she needed help,” Erin recalled. “She is not young and was in desperate need of someone to help her, him and the behavior that was and is sometimes challenging.”

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When Erin received an email from Autism Speaks in 2012, explaining the iPad Grant Program, she immediately began selecting the students she believed needed it the most and Steven was her number one candidate. Steven really wanted an iPad. As a matter of fact, he had been asking his grandmother for one for years, but it was just too expensive. After sitting down with Steven’s grandmother and filling out the online application, there was nothing to do but wait.


AUTISM APPS The Zones of Regulation: This app is designed to help students gain skills in regulating their behaviors such as managing their emotions and level of alertness. Available on iPads, Androids, iPhones and iTouches. COST: $4.99 Social Stories: This program was designed to help special needs children and young adults understand different social situations and provide them with the tools they need to respond collectively. The app can be used on iPads and iPhones. COST: $2.99

“While the iPad is the most popular choice for many reasons, there are other tablets that will do many of the same functions as the iPad and may offer cheaper alternatives for the family.”

Right before winter break, Erin received an email that would forever change Steven’s life. The email said Steven would be receiving an iPad from Autism Speaks. Erin reached out to Steven’s grandmother with the good news, and she cried tears of joy. Erin received the iPad before school closed for the holidays, and she loaded it with a variety of special apps for Steven, wrapped it and sent it home with him so he could open it on Christmas morning. When Steven returned from winter break,

everyone noticed an immediate change in his behavior. “I remember hearing Steven from my room when he was in the hall,” Erin recalled.”When I walked out, he was wearing his Santa hat as happy as can be, showing everyone his iPad with a huge grin. He didn’t put it down all day.” Sarah White Smith, Orchard Garden’s School Counselor, remembers seeing Steven run up the stairs after December break. “He was throwing his voice, saying hello and showing his iPad to every student

Visual Routine: This program provides visual schedules and routines that can contain audio feedback and customizable pictures, audio and text. It is designed to help special needs children maintain their daily routines. Available on the iPad and iPhone. COST: $2.99 StoryMaker for Social Apps: This is the premiere app for creating and presenting social stories. The app lets users create social stories with pictures, text and audio. This app is compatible with iPads, iPhones and iTouches. COST: $29.99 A BuZoo Story: This one’s touch free! Users use their hands to wave at the camera in order to collect zoo animals. The program helps users recognize animals, spell their names and interact with the animals. Available on Android devices. COST: FREE!

Check out and download other autism apps at autismspeaks.org/autism-apps.

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Autism Speaks “For many non-verbal individuals, it [the iPad] is giving them a voice and a new way to communicate with others. It also helps reinforce educational goals and is an exciting learning tool for many. Technology in general is making life easier, and in a way, it is doing the same for individuals with autism.”

and teacher who would listen,” Sarah said. “It was such a drastic change from his normal, quiet behavior.” The iPad helped Steven communicate with his peers. When others couldn’t understand him, Steven would simply pull out his iPad and show everyone what he was talking about with videos and websites. “I have been working with Steven for three years, and now he is a completely different student,” Erin said. “He loves to take videos of himself and the roller coasters or trains he has built and then show his friends. The iPad has increased his skills and he loves using apps that he can talk into for phonics and sentence creation.” Currently, Erin integrates iPads daily when working with children on the autism spectrum and has about 120 various apps available for her students to use.

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“They [iPads] are not a ‘magic solution’ as the individual often requires supervision, instruction and training on the device, and the family also must have some level of technology skills to implement these tablets into their lives. For my son, he is able to make his own choices and that is an amazing help for all of us.”

From top to bottom: On his first day back after winter break, Steven wore his Santa hat and would not put his iPad down. Students at Orchard Gardens practicing reading and math skills on their iPads. Steven loves using his new iPad to spell words. Article quotes provided by J-Jaye Hurley, Autism Response Team Coordinator and mother of a child on the autism spectrum.


Autism Awareness Month To learn how to make this special wreath, turn the page!


Autism Awareness Month TIP:

If your chapter or association is looking for an entertaining Sisterhood activity, philanthropy fundraiser or one more fun way to Light It Up Blue this April, look no further! These autism awareness wreaths are easy to make and can be distributed or sold in your communities to raise funds and awareness of autism spectrum disorders during Autism Awareness Month, or throughout the entire year.

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STEP #2 (a) Tie ribbon around wreath with a double knot and adjust the ends so they are on the outside of the wreath. (b) Repeat and alternate ribbon if using multiple patterns, textures and widths. (c) The ribbons should slightly overlap in order to cover the Styrofoam. Wired ribbon is easier to manipulate to create a fuller look.

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STEP #3 Once the form is completely covered, tie a 12” loop of ribbon in the back of two of the ribbon knots in order to make a hanger. STEP #4 Trace the Autism Speaks puzzle piece onto the back of the blue glitter paper. Make sure to reverse the stencil as the puzzle piece is not perfectly symmetrical and should have


FUN WAYS TO DISTRIBUTE AUTISM AWARENESS WREATHS

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directly below the puzzle piece. Print out the co-branded slogan, or the cobranded logo and glue in the center of the banner.

STEP #5 Trace the banner onto the back of the white glitter paper. Cut out and glue the banner to the bottom of the wreath

STEP #6 Take pictures of your final product and email them to kellefson@alphaxidelta.org!

7. Give a wreath to your Fraternity/Sorority Advisor 8. Use as a door decoration for new members after Bid Day 9. Raffle off the wreath during an alumnae weekend or Founders’ Day celebration 10. Use the wreath as a “Philanthropy Spirit Award” and give it to the Sister who displays the most Autism Speaks pride for that month

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Autism Awareness Month

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Services flyer promotes early diagnosis! Provide copies of this to pediatricians and early childhood centers in your community.

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Tip: Ask a local salon to promote special prices on blue manicures. Set up a table with Autism Speaks information and collect donations.

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Need a weekend caffeine pick me up? Get your local coffee shop to dye their whipped cream blue and put cobranded stickers on their coffee cup sleeves!

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Looking for a Sisterhood craft to bring your chapter or association together? Make Autism Awareness Wreaths to decorate your doors during April!

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Tip: Do you have an Autism Speaks car magnet? Proudly display it on your vehicle! Car magnets are available for purchase at www.xiboutique.com.

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5/1 Final donations due to Autism Speaks for the 2013-2014 APR and Chapter Philanthropy Fundraising Goals. Donations MUST be sent in with the official Autism Speaks Donation Form (available on Exclusively Xi).

Thank you for changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders!

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Member News

Bowling Green State | The Beta Mu Chapter at Bowling Green State University kicked off formal recruitment in September. Leading up to the event, Sisters had workshops to make sure all the details of recruitment would run smoothly. The Beta Mu Chapter welcomed 23 new members on September 15. – Abigail Benninger, abennin@falcon.bgsu.edu

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Lyon | This fall the Zeta Iota Chapter at Lyon College was awarded the President’s Cup and Women’s Intramural Award at the annual President’s Convocation. The President’s Cup is awarded to the most outstanding social organization of the year for excellence in academics, leadership, social service, athletics and college spirit. Each organization that applies must make a presentation in front of a panel of faculty, staff and the college president. The Intramural Award is given to the organization that had the most participation in intramural sports during the year and performed the best overall. This is the third consecutive year Alpha Xi Delta won the intramural award at Lyon College. – Kristina Ray, Kristina.ray@lyon.edu


Western Kentucky | Epsilon Kappa Chapter at Western Kentucky University welcomed 46 new members into our Sisterhood this fall! To celebrate their successful recruitment, they held a bid day barbeque and made the new members feel right at home with activities including painting canvases, ice breaker games and fun pictures. Local Alpha Xi Delta alumnae came to the bid day bash, including Alpha Xi Delta National President Sandi Edwards. The Epsilon Kappa Chapter was installed at Western Kentucky University two years ago and is now home to 130 women. – Laurel Morris, laurel.morris144@topper.edu

Monmouth College | Beta Epsilon Chapter participated in formal recruitment this fall at Monmouth College. – Melina Carddock, mcraddock@monmouthcollege.edu

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Central Florida | In August, Theta Sigma Chapter at the University of Central Florida participated in formal recruitment. After a long, but exciting, week of meeting potential new members, bid day finally arrived, and Sisters welcomed 48 women home to Alpha Xi Delta. Sisters were excited to welcome back their Rho Gammas (recruitment counselors) as well! To celebrate bid day, Sisters went to Café Tu Tu Tango, a tapas restaurant near Universal Studios. Since bid day, the chapter has hosted potluck dinners, buddy dates and a movie night for their new members. – Shelbey Lane, axidpublicrelations@yahoo.com

Idaho State | Iota Kappa Chapter recently held their semi-annual alumnae event at Idaho State University. The theme of this year’s event was “CandXiLand”, and it was full of sweets! The event included a gumdrop guessing competition, a “name that candy” game and a fashion show. For the fashion show, teams had an array of random items such as streamers, duct tape, tissue paper, pom pom balls and ribbons which they used to create Candyland’s main character, the Frosting Queen. Members of the council were used as judges to see who was the closest to the theme, but named everyone winners in the end. Overall, it was a great event that collegians and alumnae both enjoyed! Pictured right: Brittany Allred, Tiffany Weaver, Brandy Elam and Emily Inskeep – Krystal Geeson, geeskrys@isu.edu

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Texas | The Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of Texas welcomed 60 new members into our Sisterhood this fall. “We can’t wait for what the upcoming year has in store,” said Abeer Kanafani, Beta Alpha Chapter President. “We’ve worked really hard this recruitment, and it has definitely paid off! Our new members are wonderful!” – Lauren Minor, laurenkminor@att.net

San Jose State | Alpha Xi Delta Sisters from San Jose State University were able to attend this year’s National Convention in San Francisco, California. The chapter hosted the Rose Petals event at their new chapter house where they played with Alpha Xi Delta legacies, sang songs and cheers and met with alumnae. BetXi Bear even made an appearance at the event! It was a fun-filled day for all Sisters. – Desiree Lopez, desireelopez9@aol.com www.alphaxidelta.org

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Embry-Riddle, FL | This year, the chapter purchased a custom Alpha Xi Delta tent to increase their public relations efforts on campus. The tent was used on campus during the school’s Activities Fair to show off our amaXIng Sisterhood. The chapter would like to thank Stephanie Brown, Embry-Riddle, Florida ’06, Penny Ohler Kienast, Embry-Riddle, Florida ‘96 and Michelle Lloyd Storm, Embry-Riddle, Florida ’98, for helping them purchase the tent. Pictured from left to right: Erin Siltman, Kelly Donnenwirth, Katherine Rodriguez, Kirsten Miskovich, Drew Meyers (the chapter’s current Xi Man), Ellie Reeves, Linsey Kornblau, Alexandra Dipre and Nicole Saldias – Katherine Rodriguez, rodrigk2@my.erau.edu

Kent State | Beta Tau Chapter won Sorority of the Year at Kent State University for the past three years in a row. The chapter worked all year long to reach their Founders’ Arch Pillars, which include academic excellence, involvement and leadership education, civic responsibility, chapter education and programming and chapter operations. – Candace Monacelli, cmonacel@kent.edu

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Western Carolina | Alumnae from the Epsilon Gamma Chapter at Western Carolina University had a reunion this summer in Georgia where they went zip lining! – Rachel Payne, thepaynes3@msn.com

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Member News Missouri-St. Louis Epsilon Xi Chapter has been busy preparing for formal recruitment! The chapter is excited to welcome new members on bid day, and wish all of our other chapters good luck during recruitment. – Krista Liebrum, kllmb7@mail.umsl.edu

with the Epsilon Alpha Chapter. This was the first year this event was held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and 22 Sisters attended. The association looks forward to growing more and partnering with other alumnae associations for events throughout this year. – Kelsie Beckfield, nwaa.axid@gmail.com

Towson So far this semester, the Theta Delta Chapter has had two retreats to prepare for formal recruitment and do Sisterhood activities. The chapter has a lot of exciting events coming up this semester, including the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event in Baltimore, Maryland, and homecoming. – Alex Barber, abarbe6@yahoo.com

Lycoming Iota Mu Chapter recently moved into a new lounge on campus. Sisters spent the week before classes making it their new home by painting and decorating the new space. The chapter is excited to show off their lounge during recruitment this fall. – Alyssa Riggle, rigalys@lycoming.edu

Phoenix The Phoenix Alumnae Association has been working hard this summer to plan events, Sisterhoods and gatherings. The association is looking forward to welcoming new Alpha Xi Delta alumnae into the association and meeting the newest members of the Theta Zeta Chapter at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University-Prescott. – Elvira Esparza Bencomo-el.esparza@gmail.com

Tampa Bay The Tampa Bay Alumnae Association is proud to have been a huge supporter of the 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Fran Baylies-Weissing, Kate Martin and Hilary Roberts served at the front lines as Registration Chairman, Secretary and Public Relations Chairman and Grand Tent Chairman respectively. This is the second year Alpha Xi Delta hosted the Grand Tent, a special area for walkers who raised at least $1,000 for Autism Speaks. – Bethany Tucker, bethanytucker1@gmail.com

Northwestern Wisconsin The Northwestern Wisconsin Alumnae Association (NWAA) that was formed in late 2012 is really starting to take off! The association is based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where the Epsilon Alpha Chapter resides and is close to the Delta Alpha Chapter in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The association’s most successful event this year was its’ Founders' Day celebration

Rhode Island Alpha Xi Delta’s Beta Upsilon Chapter was awarded “Sorority of the Year” at the University of Rhode Island for the 2012-2013 academic year. The chapter was reinstalled at the University of Rhode Island in February 2012 and is extremely proud to receive this recognition so quickly. – Chelsea Zirrith, chelseazirrith@yahoo.com

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In a nutshell…tell us about you. I love life! My best friends are my hubby of 31 years, John, and my daughter, Jessica. My home, my community, my friends and my faith mean everything to me. I worked as an administrator for the Wright State University School of Medicine for thirty years. It was a great career! In 2011 when I had the opportunity to retire, I decided to jump on it – not to sit back and relax but to start something new! So, “my new life” consists of owning my own business – Bee On the Go Travel. We plan and host motorcoach tours. Some are one-day tours close by, and others are multiple day tours to places like Chicago, Nashville and Mackinaw Island. So many people of all ages are joining us to see new destinations, and they enjoy letting someone else do all the planning! The first word in my new job description is fun! My husband, John, has just joined the company to help it grow, and my daughter, Jessica, is a great tour hostess when she is not busy being a sixth grade teacher. It’s hard work to launch a new business, but I love the challenge and excitement. And the people who travel with Bee On the Go Travel are so great – I hope I am making a positive impact on their lives! Finish the sentence; “Looking at me, no one would guess…” I have a crush on BetXi Bear. Don’t tell anyone! She is so cute and stylish – I love her yellow patentleather shoes. She might know about this crush, since I had the opportunity to meet her twice this summer. I screamed like a teenager and hugged her. So, maybe the secret is out! My favorite Alpha Xi Delta memory is: Wow – it’s not possible to have just one Alpha Xi Delta memory. When I think of my college days, I smile. There were so many great

Sisters, and now that I’ve connected with some of them on Facebook, we have picked up where we left off many years ago. That Sisterhood bond is never broken. One memory that is really special to me is the day my daughter told me that she accepted a bid to be an Alpha Xi! It’s been great to recall my own sorority memories as she participated in chapter events. We had the opportunity to attend the National Convention this summer in San Francisco together. We had such a fun time and learned so much. Experiencing the speakers, the ceremonies and the meetings together was awesome. We both have a heart for autism, since we have a young man in our family that is affected, so the philanthropy breakfast was amaXIng! That is a memory I will never forget. Most read book on your shelf: Right now, travel magazines are taking up most of my reading time, but I usually have a few magazines, a devotional book, a good novel and the Bible. My iPad is filled with electronic books, but I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of them yet. Who inspires you? I was blessed to have great parents. My parents taught me so much about hard work, honesty, the value of family, my foundation in God and being fully-engaged in life. Even though they are not here with me anymore, they continue to inspire. The lessons they taught are forever, and sometimes I can see their faces, their expressions and hear their words – and I know exactly what decision to make. Why do you pay your alumnae dues? To give back to the Fraternity, both on a national level and a local level. That small amount of money, pooled with dues from thousands of others, can make a difference in the way our National Fraternity operates. It’s the easiest way to validate the statement, “not four years, but for life!”

be the

Heart

Jan Austin,

Wright State ’78 Do you prefer? ✘

__A.M. or __P.M.? __Iced Coffee or __Hot Latté? I like my caffeine cold – in the form of Diet Mountain Dew!

__TV or __Movies? ✘ __Facebook or __Twitter? ✘ __Salty ✘ or __Sweet? __Left brained or __Right brained? ✘

You can Be The Heart of Alpha Xi Delta. Pay your alumnae dues at www.alphaxidelta.org/betheheart.

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The Skinny-Fit Girl By Ashley Scott, George Mason ’07

Due to the convenience of fast food, the “lack of time” to cook meals, and most importantly, the lack of knowledge people have when it comes to healthy living, obesity and other related health problems are sky rocketing, and people are oftentimes looking for a “quick fix” to lose weight. Ashley Scott, George Mason ’07, is working to help people learn more about living a healthy lifestyle and making healthier choices, rather than looking for a quick fix to get skinny. Her Wake-Up Call Ashley is no stranger to looking for a quick fix. She was never overweight, but had some body image issues due to combined pressures of society’s “skinny” look and high school insecurities. She had tried, or at least considered, just about every fad diet there was. If it wasn’t a fad diet that she was trying, it was things like prepackaged lean meals or working out to try and make up for eating unhealthy foods. These are all things that Ashley would later learn do not work for long-term success, if at all. After doing research, Ashley realized that she was something that people called “skinny fat,” which meant having a small frame, but with extra body fat and virtually no muscle definition. Upon discovering this term, she decided that she no longer wanted to be “skinny fat” or even just “skinny,” but “FIT”! She realized that in order to get fit and be healthy, she would need to start eating healthier and find a way to be active. Her Changes She started with a no junk food challenge in February 2012, in which she started cutting out a lot of processed foods from her diet. During this time, Ashley learned about the term “eating clean,” which, loosely taken, means eating a majority of whole, natural foods while limiting processed foods and enjoying treats in moderation. This is not a diet, but a way of life! At the end of March 2012, Ashley created a fitness-related Facebook page for people to

follow her journey. She took the inspiration of skinny fat to fit and created her own fitness identity, “The Skinny-Fit Girl.” Not long after that, in April 2012, she joined a gym and started working out regularly, with a whole new approach. In her younger years, Ashley had thought, as many people do, that doing mass amounts of cardio was the way to lose weight. After doing research, she shifted her focus to lifting weights and doing resistance training in order to build muscle, which in turn helps to burn more calories. Since making her fitness page, she has been striving to not only share her own journey, but to help others find their own inner motivation and inspire them with her dedication and determination. In less than a year, Ashley has already accomplished more than she could have imagined. She has done her first pull-up since elementary school, achieved her very first six-pack, competed in an “abs” contest, met and made connections with her fitness-idols and did her very first photo shoot! Now, a year and a half into her journey, she has more than 12,000 people following her journey, is a wellness coach, is pursuing fitness modeling, is in the process of getting certified to become a personal trainer and is working to get her own website up and running. But that is just the beginning. Ashley also has future plans of getting certified in nutrition, competing in fitness competitions under the bikini class, and whatever else comes her way! Her Goals Although she has many personal goals, Ashley’s number one goal is to help others. She wants people to know that fad diets or sodium-packed, prepackaged meals are not the way to go when trying to lose weight. Instead, she wants people to learn that they should just be focusing on making healthier decisions like adding more natural protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables into their diets. She wants people to know that you don’t need to do endless hours of cardio in order to lose weight, and in fact, you shouldn’t! But most importantly, she wants people to know that no one’s goal should ever be to be skinny, but to be healthy, fit and happy. There is a big difference! Follow Ashley on Facebook at facebook.com/theskinnyfitgirl or on her blog at theskinnyfitgirl.blogspot.com.

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$5,000,000

Foundation’s Assets

1,054

56 YEARS investing

chapter members

who participated in the 2012 Undergraduate Giving Challenge

in WOMEN’S

leadership, knowledge and service

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deserving women

3 ,058 +++++++++

2013 FOUNDATION DONORS

received scholarships or continuing education grants in 2013

$206,530 INVESTED IN leadership and life skills

programming, scholarships and philanthropic efforts in 2013

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AmaXIng Challenge Grants were given in 2013 resulting in more than $76,000 raised for Autism Speaks ALPHA XI DELTA’S

BENEFITING AUTISM SPEAKS

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Foundation >>> Every Alpha Xi Delta should have a will… Remember Alpha Xi Delta in your will. Learn more at ww.alphaxidelta.org.

IRA Charitable Rollover Since 2006, IRA owners age 70 1/2 and older were eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities without having to pay income taxes on the money. Once again, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends and expands this option for 2013. You may qualify to make an IRA charitable rollover contribution if… • You are age 70 1/2 or older by the date of the distribution • Your gift is $100,000 or less • You make the transfer on or before December 31, 2013 • You transfer funds directly from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA payable to Alpha Xi Delta Foundation. Because of the numerous changes to tax laws in 2013, everyone can expect to be affected. Consult your tax advisor on what the new tax laws will do to your bottom line and how to plan accordingly. Loyalty Fund Invest in young women’s lives. The 2013-2014 Loyalty Fund campaign is underway, and you are able to help continue our impact with your own special gift. Make your Loyalty Fund gift online at www.alphaxidelta.org, by phone at 317.872.3500 or mail your gift, payable to Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, to 8702 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Scholarship Amber Ridings, Bethany ’11, was a recipient of The Slaymaker- Kinsey Academic Achievement Award which recognizes the initiated member in each college chapter with the highest cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the academic year. “I would like to begin by thanking the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation donors for their continued support of mine and my Sisters’ education and needs. I first fell in love with Alpha Xi Delta when I saw how much scholarly achievement meant to them. To me, our letters represent a Amber (left) with her chapter Sister desire to better ourselves so April O’Brien, Bethany ’08. that we can be effective 41 The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta

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members of society. This desire is one that requires the support of Sisterhood through encouragement, knowledge and assistance of any kind. Once again, thank you for being that support that helps us to continue to strive for our goals.” Grants The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation was proud to give four Dorothy Dodd Panhellenic Leadership Grants, awarded to an Alpha Xi Delta Panhellenic delegate or Panhellenic officer on the campus to further leadership abilities and foster Panhellenic values, in 2012-13. This grant provides funding to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) sponsored by North-American Interfraternity Conference. These four women represented their chapters and Alpha Xi Delta in an exceptional manner: Suzie Coco, Alabama at Birmingham ’11, Lakyn Martin, Auburn ’12, Diana Nguyen, Worcester Polytechnic ’11, and Addela Marzofka, Wisconsin-Oshkosh ’10.

Diana Nguyen, Worcester Polytechnic ’11, (left) and Lakyn Martin, Auburn ’12, (right) posing in front of the Beta Pi Chapter house at Indiana University during UIFI.

“I met Diana, Panhellenic president at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an Alpha Xi Delta at my UIFI session. We got to stand up in front of our whole session and recite The Symphony. As we said the words together, “bring into living reality the Sisterhood of women…” I realized that Sisterhood truly transcends all things… age, race, geography or social class. Furthermore, it connects us back to the women who founded Alpha Xi Delta and the values they founded it on.” – Lakyn Martin, Auburn ’12


Former Leadership Coach Megan Mackie facilitated StrengthsQuest at the University of Illinois to help members gain an understanding of their strengths and how to use them to benefit their careers, educational experience and chapter relationships.

Leadership Coach Program 2012-13 Leadership Coach Megan Mackie, UNC Wilmington ’08, visited the Kappa Chapter at University of Illinois in March to facilitate StrengthsQuest™ to chapter members. “I was impressed with Megan’s knowledge, helpfulness and willingness to meet with anyone who wanted to see her. When she facilitated StrengthsQuest, it helped me understand that the way I was leading the chapter actually made sense for me with my strengths. I also got a better understanding of how being a chapter leader translates far beyond my collegiate time with Alpha Xi Delta. I even found myself using my strengths at my job this summer when I was able to talk with my supervisor about my skills and strengths and how those could benefit the company. I am so glad Alpha Xi Delta has the Leadership Coach Program and is so invested in me and my future.” – Megan Gaseor, Illinois ’10 Leadership Coach Program Sponsors We send a very special thank you to our Leadership Coach Program sponsors who are funding this program at the $1,500 level and beyond. Their gifts and treasures support the Leadership Coach Program so it may provide one-on-one coaching to help undergraduate Sisters develop leadership skills and enhance their personal growth.

Allison James Green, Albion ’56 Jackie Fonder Pechette, Syracuse ’48 The estate of Lee Wayne Riddle, Oklahoma ’47 Linda Barton Wiens, Kansas State ’63

Leadership Coach Program Statistics

99.5%

of the individual women who met with a LC were satisfied or very satisfied that their LC helped them in developing goals for leadership and personal growth

100%

were satisfied or very satisfied with the LC program overall

97%

said they would meet with a LC again if given the opportunity

Jean Smith Clark, Penn State ’42 Fred deRoode, in honor of his mother, Lou Ann deRoode, Penn State ’45

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Chapter Eternal The fall/winter 2013 Chapter Eternal includes all the names of Sisters whose passing was reported to Fraternity Headquarters between June 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013. Sisters are listed alphabetically in chapter order, along with their initiation year. To notify the Fraternity of a Sister’s passing, please send an obituary notice, memorial service pamphlet or other written confirmation to Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity Headquarters.

Gamma Chapter University of Mount Union Natalie Burich Hayden ’96 M. Joanne Auld Roberts ’46 Delta Chapter Bethany College Marion Jean Culley Gardner ’43 Epsilon Chapter University of South Dakota Glendae F. Block Anderson ’66 Eta Chapter Syracuse University Mary Lou Knapp DiNardo ’51 Theta Chapter University of Wisconsin Elizabeth Gardien O’Connor Enright ’51 Nancy Price Truog ’46 Iota Chapter West Virginia University Harriett Louise Wiedebusch Raese ’45 Xi Chapter University of Kentucky Beth Maxwell Bright ’45 Cecelia Brown Hromyak ’59 Sigma Chapter University of Iowa Barbara Junge Robinson ’49 Tau Chapter University of New Hampshire Betty Carol Crooks Morris ’38

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Chi Chapter University of Kansas Eleanor Hope Lane Jenner ’35

Alpha Tau Chapter University of Alabama Dorothy Sue Jordan Pate ’52

Gamma Alpha Chapter San Diego State University Karen Kay Barth Lechner ’61

Psi Chapter The Ohio State University Marjean Holman Gray ’41

Alpha Omega Chapter Florida State University Judith Estelle Anderson ’71

Gamma Beta Chapter Marshall University Bernice Davis Wilson ’50

Alpha Epsilon Chapter University of Michigan Mary Louise Hook Allen ’49

Beta Gamma Chapter Centenary College of Louisiana Kathryn Moreneaux Morrison ’40

Gamma Upsilon Chapter University of Georgia Willa Ree Paul Southard ’44

Alpha Eta Chapter Purdue University Dorothy Dean Zurmehly MacGregor ’30

Beta Epsilon Chapter Monmouth College Catherine E. Lambers Humes ’48

Alpha Theta Chapter Northwestern University Ruth Kay Hunt Erickson ’50

Beta Theta Chapter Michigan State University Janet Louise Krulik Runyan ’55

Alpha Iota Chapter Drake University Betty Clipson Hunt ’37

Beta Lambda Chapter Pennsylvania State University Madelyn R. Bush Vigilante ’46

Alpha Kappa Chapter Kansas State University Karen D. Ross Schneider ’53 Beatryse Jeanne Palmer Vyff ’46

Beta Mu Chapter Bowling Green State University Beverly Snyder McNeil ’56 Juanita Jean Neal Showman ’45

Alpha Xi Chapter University of California, Los Angeles Edith Elaine Duernberger Green ’41

Beta Omicron Chapter Missouri Valley College Agnes Lyle Thompson Bjerke ’50

Alpha Pi Chapter Middlebury College Dorothy Maskell Henderson ’33

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Beta Pi Chapter Indiana University Rita Lee Downing Fowler ’46

Gamma Psi Chapter Frostburg State University Barbara Claire Smith Rephann ’62 Delta Nu Chapter Indiana University of Pennsylvania Carol A. Lenzi Baumhauer ’64 Epsilon Kappa Chapter Western Kentucky University Olive Carrie Gabriel Faries ’68 Zeta Sigma Chapter Hillsdale College

Melissa Ann Aardema Kunkel ’91


Foundation Donors The Foundation thanks the following Sisters and friends who made donations between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The following list reflects donors’ lifetime giving totals to all Foundation funds. Life-to-Date Giving Circles Cora Bollinger Block $100,000+ Heritage $50,000-$99,999 Symphony $25,000-$49,999 Lombard $10,000-$24,999 Founders’ $5,000-$9,999 Sisterhood $1,000-$4,999 + More than one gift given during the fiscal year = Donor to the Undergraduate Giving Challenge ^ Donor achieved a higher giving circle in the fiscal year * Deceased donor

Many thanks to our collegiate women who made gifts to the Foundation in 2011-12. Beginning in 2012-13, the Heart Sunshine Giving Circle will recognize collegiate donors contributing $18.93 or more in honor of our founding year.

Alpha LOMBARD/KNOX COLLEGE Founders’ Karen King McConnell Sisterhood Betty Darnell Nelson Linda Sokody Seybold Donor Doris Janes Lawton Carolyn Swartz Park Juliet Engel Schertz

Beta IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE Sisterhood Amy Williams Hopkins Sally Schuck+ Donor Norma Seyb Dahms Shelley Wilmes Grider Cynthia Hardisty Reynolds Sheri Seibold Linda Faust Witmer+

Gamma UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION Lombard Jane Fursey Ralston+ Alice Bliss Schmutz+

Founders’ Elizabeth Sacksteder LaClair^+ Sisterhood Marilyn Conrath^ Yallah Gault Judith Jackson Denise Kipfstuhl+ Sarah Solt McCloskey Susan Bostwick Shiring^+ Donor Mariah Allcorn= Deana Allen Kelly Arko= Ashleigh Ault= Kacy Baker= Alexandria Baklarz= Kristin Barnes= Lauren Beil= Erin Bell= Tracy Bombik Brooke Bookless= Cayley Briggs= Georganne Bryan= Courtney Burton= Ashleigh Carney= Emily Christopher= Anne Shilts Crowl Alyssa Cuffman= Dorothy Davis Natalie Deen Jessica DeWater= Cresslyn DiRosa= Taylor Dowling= Vivian Smith Faircloth Nicole Farkosh= Ruth Mani Fiegenschuh Sarah Filipovich= Jena Finch= Connie Snode Flynn Lauren Gosser= Elizabeth Haavisto= Kristina Hanson= Beverly Cooke Haymaker Karissa Henderson= Sarah Hohenadel= Shannon Honeycutt= Caitlin Iacobucci= Kirstie Jacobs= Britni Jenkins= Ashleigh Johnson= Keirsten Joy= Julianne Kachovec= Alicia Kasunic= Katharine Kelley= Phyllis Shutt Kiel Marian Hoke Knipfer+ Jessica Kreager Audrey Lab= Kelley Lange= Cassidy Lasick= Heather Lee= Amanda Leigh= Alexa Manochi= Ashley Mayer= Megan McMinn=

Amanda Mervine= Bailey Miller= Jenna Miller= Laura Mould= Lois Everett Myers+ Melanie Nakonachny Brittany Nelson= Emily O’Neal= Amanda Pavelka+= Kylee Peck= Emma Phillip= Brittany Piatt= Lauren Podojil= Emily Quandt= Rachel Rector= Hannah Reed= Heather Rice= Rachel Romine= Marian Dreyer Ross Hannah Rothgery= Karen Rozler= Jessica Russell= Vicki Schaeffer Jane Schauss Katelyn Sees= Jocelyn Sefick= Misa Seguchi= Nicole Simons= Cassaundra Siskovic= Elissa Good Smith Erin Smolinski= Carole Evans Spiker Carrie Hennon Stehura Olivia Stoffer= Nancy Strauch Alexis Swartz= Kelsey Tomlinson= Alexandra Vanek= Courtney Wachal= Tayler Walsh= Kalyn Ward= Brenna Weaver= Morgan Weber=

Sisterhood Bonnie Untereiner Bjork Ramona Fiksdal Bowden Barbara Brisbine Luella Bruhn Cozad+ Mildred Fiksdal O’Neill Barbara Smith Reynolds^ Donor Angie Butler Ackerman Amanda Barton Betty Fideler Dale Carol Clarke Gillespie Virginia Pederson Larimer Nancy Gellhaus Ludvik Joanne Bratsberg Steichen Vicki Hauck Sullivan Lynae Tucker=

Delta

Eta

BETHANY COLLEGE Sisterhood Elizabeth de Jong^+ Suzanne Abbott Lesiak+ Donor Anne Buchanan Blankenship Heather Holeva= Renee Jones= Olivia Stuart McFadden Dana Sullivan Railsback Nicole Salopek Beth Shaffer Susan Dodd Simchock Kari Tiede

Zeta WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY Lombard Diane Curtis Gregory Sisterhood Carolyn Trinter Cull^ Sharon Hall Shelly Shollenbarger Reber Donor Barbara Stone Badertscher Jeanne Schrader Gamble Virginia Sprang Greenawalt Audrey Tatro Hall Carolyn Hessong Hickman Judith Becker Kemp Betty Hartman Martin Mary Lou Schliewe Miller Barbara Smick Peterson+ Margaret Rankin Rittenhouse Donna Dudley Rowe Robbin Corson Russell Karen Hietanen Shanower Ann Strawn Stafford Cheryl Tingle Pamela Wurster+

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Jacqueline Fonder Pechette^ Janice Zajac Sayatovic Sisterhood Dorothy Borneman Bell Donor Maria Bugge= Colleen Damon Everding Ruth Bailey Hunter+ Sabra Whitcomb Hunter Barbara Economides Kelly Ruth Hazard Lee Emily McCarthy Felicia Neuhof=

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Foundation Theta

Kappa

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Lombard Mary Danforth King^*+ Kathryn Kuechenmeister Vaughan+

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Lombard Martha Geppert^+ Patricia Prince Founders’ Beth Henning Polizzotto Sisterhood Dorothy Hendel Ebi Patricia Bolin Glenn Linda Lowery Lindsay+ Pamela McVeigh^ Juliette Coderre Watson Edith Wiedling Webber+ Donor Tammi Trebs Anderson Helene Drusch Beisswenger Jennifer Bowley= Veronica Raisch Brantz Ivy Iversen Burkin+ Michelle Groce Cahoon+ Ruth Turner Chambliss Elizabeth Barber Davis Barbara Larson Dilling Dorothy Drolet Dirks Mary Scheidenhelm Eilrich Megan Gaseor= Julie Gromacki= Kathleen Huttenhoff Grzybek Jill Harley Linda Harmeson Anne Heitzman Allison Kazaitis= Rosemary Gawel Koch Brittany Leiber= Penelope Toman McLaren Cheri Schmid Mezydlo Kelly Nolan= Janet Rogers Larson Page Stephanie Phillips= Linda Jayne Rodenburg Kathy Schleicher Georgia Chevere Schreiner Becky Brdlik Smilak Dorothy Cihlar Smith Patricia Spalding Sturtz Veronica Pontarelli Toussaint Beverley Bankson Verley Bridget Molson Wachter+ Ruth Thomason Zellar

Sisterhood Caroline Borden Erickson Roberta Collins Harper Norma Malmanger Liebenberg Elizabeth John Loehne Carol Woodworth Root Karla Allen Spinks Kaye McGann Waggoner^+ Donna Milford Wischmann Jane Lewis Wise Donor Donna Gilley Gager+ Hope Beck Goldsmith Ann Nunemaker Hartman+ Susan Lamphere Kahne Carolyn Kenney-Carter Eleanor Zolt Kramer+ Nancy Norg Maier Janan Opie Martens Joanne Schmidt Morey Marcia Bourkland Pauly Elizabeth Williams Polousky Kathleen Ryan Rice Patricia Krivitz Riess Jean Brann Shuler June Janot Stillwell Linda Thoemke Wickstrom Beverly Hoffmann Wood Jean Stoffel Young

Iota WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Sally Haislip Hutchinson Sharon Hubacher Pugh+ Donor Jane Silliman Anderson Joanne Walker Bowie+ Dana Brown Kayla Bryant= Ashley Daniels= Lauren Dittebrand= Chelsea Elliott= Joyce Hammer Gribble Kristal Koenig Johnson Laura White Lawson Linda Sammons Lugar Karen Schoonover Martin+ Melina Mei= Jessica Parsons= Carole Cox Peters Cheryl Dean Riley Olivia Sarver= Cheyenne Schleider= Lucille Schmieder Casey Schopman= Sarah Shoemaker= Leigh Smitley Tiernie Stewart= Alexandra Taylor= Kendra Thalman= Carol Wilson Wilking Haven Williams=

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Lambda TUFTS UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Curina Harian Atwood

Mu UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Sisterhood JoAnn Hunt Billings+ Donor Mary Dietrich Stewart

Nu UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Symphony Janice Sheldon Baumback+ Sisterhood Marjory Dark Barbee Barbara Henning Bray Susan Brown-Maunder+ Fall | Winter 2013

Donor Jennifer Awrey Karen Brackett+ Tanya Chan= Susan Tompkins Commeree Rita Tappe Gill Joan Lowry Hartsough Valdean Sears Jones Patricia Nesheim Kaald Patricia Parker Lander* Michelle Rutherford Marjorie Bragdon Satterfield Barbara Bradner Smith Taryn Kristof Solie Zola Wagner

Xi UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Founders’ Elizabeth Stuckert Ray Sisterhood Patricia Cody Cox^ Sandi Edwards Sharon Miller Hall^ Cary Lawson Moore Kathleen Nicol+ Donor Jean Shure Amos Jane Gabbard Bryant Eleanor Richardson Lyons Ruth Mattingly Debra Haysley Roling+ Karen Cook Rudd Lin Lyon Santor Bobby Allphin Stanton

Omicron UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIABERKELEY Lombard Marilyn Atwood Terry+ Sisterhood Marion Macdonald Blau Jeanne Martell Campbell Celia Samaras Maneatis Joan Sample Paulson Dorothy Anderson Tregea Donor Emily Fara Akey Irene Ganin Bechtel Carol Beverly Lindsey Donna Dowling Muzzy Virginia Harrell Schultz Catherine Rhorabough Shanks+

Pi OHIO UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Marilyn Geiler Netschke Rose Vachon Kunkel Roarty Barbara Grow Schanzle Donor Martha Brown Black Mary Banks Connett Carolyn McLaughlin Cuppernull Charlotte Richards Forquer Mary Hitchcock Frost+ Nelda Booth Granum Betty Hayes Harden Barbara Poland Harris Barbara Johnston Hoover

Pamela Schultz Kinkade Victoria Cullison Levinson Carol Wells Paul Heather Popadych Samantha Powers= Marilyn Burnham Stotts Marianne Frank Turman

Rho UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKALINCOLN Lombard Jane Wilkens Schroeder^+ Founders’ Alice Frampton Dittman Sisterhood Marcia Boden Katherine Hanson+ Michelle Soderquist Hartnett+ Carol Schneider Honey Marlene Labenz-Hough+ Mary Marchant Maxwell Jennifer Olson Mullen Rebecca Richter Perrett+ Julie Uehling Popken Denise Lienemann Scholz Margery DeLamatre Sorenson^+ Donor Barbara Rayburn Allen Shannon Anderson Sherri Neall Barnwell Christyne Evans Bathel Marguerite Boslaugh Jill Fagerberg Burns Alexandria Cerveny= Jacqueline Rockwell Eldal Peggy Juker Fredrickson Morgan Gruebele= Joyce Schneider Hecht Janice Nelson Herbek Alexandra Heuertz Lois Hayes Hoff Donna Wetzel Hunt Celeste Knapper Ginny Lakin Regina Todero Mangine+ Barbara Raynard Manhart Caroline Stephenson Marciano Debra Bettenhausen Miller Jane Pokrant Moseman Laurel Olson Nye Becki White Sandell Allison Senger Emily Wray Stander+ Marcia Tyner Trimble

Sigma UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Lombard Shirley Albrecht Winckler^ Founders’ Jean Koza Leider+ Sisterhood Patricia Bunting Angelici+ Betty Gray Gumbrell Claire Stoltenberg McKinzie Susan Winckler Donor Ariadnae Andrews= Taylor Best= Emily Berglund Bothell


Sara Coleman Janice Wilhoite Dietz Theresa Dvorak+ Ann Raster English Chelsea Gaylord= Virginia Greene Judith Drews Haring-Green Jessica Hayes= Amy Hoehne= Nancy Johnston Jacobs Jean Sulek Jordan Mackenzie Keiser= Amber Lebeda= Jeanne Leone+ Meredith Malone Megan Gustafson Melloy Jackie Niffenegger Nancy Lefgren Porter Dana Quinlan= Corinne Rhode= Katlyn Rhodes= Sherry Cernin Schaddel Sondra Sohm Shelton Kayla Smogolski= Jamie Swan Janet Rummery Thorne

Tau UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Sisterhood Justine L. Lougee Olive Shirley Newcomer Wagner Donor Susan Weselcouch Autuori Brenna Boulanger= Kim Petruchik Cavanagh Jennifer Roth Guzzi Elizabeth Lieblein= Mary Shaughnessy Marquis Ruth Goldthwait Maynard Heather Oliver= Beverly Swain Powell-Woodward+ Lisa LaFond Reed Jane Shaw Smoot Katherine Blajda Tyson+

Phi ALBION COLLEGE Symphony Allison James Green+ Founders’ Joanne Braucher Sisterhood June Luke Dempsey Margaret Goebel Julie Pond Matthews^ Elisabeth Rees+ Donor Margaret Hendren Griffin Brenda Guinan Eileen Hart Harrison Jennifer Price Hegener Kathryn Heim= Betty Hantz House+ Nicole Iraola= Barbara Lindblom Alice Osterberg Osberg Mary Kellogg Papadopetros Phyllis Reitzel Ross+ Linda Washkewicz

Chi UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Donor Heidi Peirce+

Psi THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Lombard Nancy Drenan Prendergast^ Founders’ Betty French Unkel+ Sisterhood Mary Anders Adams-Smith^ Rebecca Reed Cairns Winifred Kneisley Huffman Joan Brown Ladd^ Marjorie Erskine Lasko Elizabeth Gans Lidington Cheryl Bowersox Louder+ Suzanne Harvey Madison Linda Amick Safford Sarah Miller Smith Donor Paige Addington= Tiffany Akeman= Paula Dendiu Beale Lilyann Strainic Beard Nancy Dingledine Beck Jean Conaway Bice Jeanne Menyhert Campbell Alexandra Casiere= Hannah Chenetski= Kelle Gross Coy+ Brittany Crowther= Lisa Boccabella DaLena+ Shannon Devine= Millie Schlosser Eckhart Sue Riley Fackler Joanna Fedeli= Stephanie Force= Melinda Frank Kelly Gantz= Marilyn Kropp Harrer Mary Miller Horner Katharine Snyder Hyre Miranda Jacob= Sarah Johns= Mary Paul Johnston Rachel Jones= Jennifer Lause Jennifer Leone Marilyn Dewey Lindeman Janet Specht Mancinotti-Webb Bethany Martin= Brooke Miller= Joan Kellough Mitchell Debra Loader Nelsen Brandee Nemire= Marsha Wildermuth Pattison Cathy Pierce Jessica Quible= Caitlyn Scafaria= Shelly Rapp Schwartz Carly Shelley= Nancy Adams Slaymaker Britain Somple= Sarah Stephenson= Mary Keys Thomas Danielle Thompson= Marilyn Sloan Thompson* Nikki Villoria= Janet Volpe Vine Erin Teare Vitagliano

Jessica Wiles= Kim Creager Wilver+ Molly Young=

Omega STETSON UNIVERSITY Lombard Lydia Theurer Pfund^* Founders’ Margaret Payne Greene+ Sisterhood Anneliese Hallsten+ Patricia Byrd Shamrock Donor Heather Williams Bas Sonett Bass= Lucy Ward Bodnar+ Doris Lyon Boggs Irma Bowles Brown Helen Hannah Carroll Megan Dierkes= Jessica Dowen= Anna Foster Mildred Campbell Gibson Kathryn Hartikka= Linda Gregory Hawes Nancy Slater Larkin Erica Lazzano= Mary Foard Nicholas Susan Shiflett Emily Singer+= Susan Hicks Souto Alyssa Stringer= Ruth Henrickson Webb Delaney Willis=

Alpha Beta CORNELL UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Carol Mayer Utter+ Donor Maryanne Luther= Betsy Lockrow Meyer Olivia Prout Elissa Prout= Ruth Worden Scott Elaine Bushart Sievert

Alpha Gamma COE COLLEGE Sisterhood Sandra Dahlstrom Kruger Pauline Huston Miller Beverly Keister Morlok-Finger* Donor Judith Blake Thompson

Alpha Delta OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Heritage Frances Smith Gooley*+ Lombard Julie Lambert+ Sisterhood Margaret Riggs Arndt Mary Jo Cox Capps+ Phyllis Gray Hann Linda McNulty Barbara Ellett Schnabel^ Donor Kati Gray Austgen Janet Leonard Baillie

Janet Case Beals Erin Deggendorfer Borla Carol Larson Eberlein Christine Nilsen Marciano Martha Vancamp Richardson Sharon McGowan Ruff

Alpha Epsilon UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Sisterhood Alveris Bonnell VanFleet Corson+ Judith Sellevold LaBreche+ Marian Sayward West+ Linda Rainwater Yates Donor Frances Parr Bradow Jonette Taipale Cauvin Elizabeth Doman Mary Lubienski Flanagan Peggy Smothers Gluski June Miekka Hallenbeck Janet Hutchins Charlene Edwards Kelsey+ Helen Neffner Misch Barbara Libs Murray+ Elizabeth Barber Murray+ Mary Kay Olson Marie Panchuk Roberta Shaw Stimac Beverly Stewart Stone+ Barbara Ramin Tuscher+ Marian Swanson Wissenberg

Alpha Zeta UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Cora Bollinger Block Lee Wayne Riddle* Donor Bonnie Austin Coleman Lisa Vaughn Hampton Anna Simmons Hefner Carlie Howle Rutledge+

Alpha Eta PURDUE UNIVERSITY Heritage Mary Louise Haymaker Hill Symphony Jean Busby Beard+ Lombard Julia Naftzger Van Sickle Founders’ Kendra Becker Lewis+ Mary Ruth Hadley Snyder+ Sisterhood Sharon Ploch Bassler Susan Zuhl Bryant Kathleen Burns Vicki Moore Capadona Diane McClure Dow Becky Fenstermaker Druetzler Ann Martin Durkos^ Allison Holtkamp+ Karen Kallstrom Jenkin Nancy Akers Kaney Ann Schmiedicke Klemm Jean Klick Lois Congram Myerholtz Karen Germann Schlosser Anne Ruppe Shields Laura Watkins Skidmore www.alphaxidelta.org

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Foundation Carol Waite Stephens^ Lois Osenberg Streed Doris Kenninger Stump+ Barbara Tower Williams Donor Samantha Deufel Adams+ Beth Harsch Altenkirch Tara Torgerson Anderson Julie Andrews Elizabeth Atlas Marsha Moore Bach Sharon Albert Balka Janet Gaydos Berkemeier Nancy Bennett Bray Pamela Miller Carpenter Mary Dunbar Curtis Ashley Deutsch= Hannah Doren= Kathleen Donohoo Drew+ Jean Tevebaugh Ehmsen LeAnn Shafer Eliason+ Karen Elliott Lemar Moreland Frank Carolyn Vandersee Gaddis Jacqueline Bunger Gerold Betsey McConoughey Harvey April King Holmes Jeanette Jinks Horrall+ Samantha Jackson= Mary McCauley Kranz Yee Yee Hammond Kuhn Susan Warnock Marshall Nancy Hahn Morgan Sara Elsbury Morgan Kay Hagarman Nelson Erin Nicklow+= Doris Anne McNary Onken Rosalind Moellering Parr Amy Posavac-Osborne Jean Crawford Redman Emily Rehberg Kristi Brown Reininga Wilma Knoop Shackleton Donna Speck Smith Sandra Smith Sara Adair Sperry Odel Butler Strange Judith Turley Weadick Nancy Doyle Williams Sara Peck Wilson Dianne Ensign Ziegler+

Alpha Theta NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Founders’ Jean Grommes Feehan Sisterhood Mary Bowman Fisher Jayne McLaren Gaw Nancy Wilhite Haldrup+ Pamela Butler James Julia Caldwell Mitchell Gail Schaum Overby^+ Powers Peterson Suzanne Petru Charlotte Swanson Shade+ Suzanne Finley Ullmann Donor Joan Cameron Denton Linda Beia Elliott+

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Lorraine Talcott Hoopes Jane Parsegian Hovsepian Katherine Birgit Jones Poettgen Barbara LaDage Robinson Lorraine Etheridge Sorenson Marlene Gunnesch Taibl+

Alpha Iota DRAKE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Nancy Polk Bogenrief^ Sisterhood Camilla Olson Blakeslee^ Lorraine F Bleich Gallogly Margaret McCay Joni Lindale Williamson Donor Carmen Haworth Brown Jeannette Belke DeLost Janice Forret Doudna Elzabe Kossow Huffman Kathleen Diesi Nissly Pamela Simpson Nolting

Alpha Kappa KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Cora Bollinger Block Linda Barton Wiens Sisterhood Kathryn Connor Joan Pool Farmer^ Sondra McQuillan Goar Phyllis Hadley Grittman Sherry Lamoreux Humphrey^ Cynthia Collingwood Saunders Theda Whelan Wendel^+ Donor Mary Tutt Allgire Pauline Baldwin Baskett+ Beverly Hale Beardmore Norma Wurster Browne Joanna Wall Bushnell Marsha Isaacson Chaffee Caroline Perkins Clinger Sheila Dicken Collins+ Barbara Herzog Coupe Helen Stover Criss Haley Davidson= Betty Anderson Forbes Lela Beck Glatz Mary Plantz Grasso Bonnie Byrne Hoover Jane Grant Kaufman Shirley Jordan Klein Bonnie Brettell Manuel Margaret Miller Meek Frances Scott Mettle+ Mallory Patten= Stephanie Peterson= Caroline McCain Peterson-Searls Raquel Ridder Plath Jordan Priddle= Karen Kemper Richards Joan Conover Schroeder Judith Dierdorff Stehley+ Betty Dietrich Weese

Alpha Lambda UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

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Sisterhood Jane Kutch Mercereau+ Ellen Wachtel Turner Donor Eleanor Saunders Mueller Floy-Louise von Groenewald Senior Barbara Detrick Swedlow Dolores Parrish Vrooman

Alpha Mu OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Symphony Marcella Smucker Clark Sisterhood Myrna Osborne Hixson^+ Virginia Drick Messing Doris Cannell Price Patricia Williams Shires Jane Stone Donor Patricia Young Allen Betsy Blesh Clark Helen Hartley Kuntz Lois Batschelet Lawrence Leslie Martin Lederer Judith Melinsky Catherine Turner Salisbury Elinor Harper Spiller Melinda Ruffing Stone Sally Wenzel Strehle Ann Healy Vest Beth Dreisbach Vogt

Alpha Xi UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES Symphony Bonnie Baker Blish Founders’ Elizabeth Topkis+ Donor Susan Carlson Patricia Dillon Clegg Allene Killough Harding Joan Knight Knowlton Jeanne Curry Laye Elsie Martin Rita Jensen Michener Carla Rausch Nelson Gloria Green Reinman

Alpha Omicron HUNTER COLLEGE Sisterhood Margaret Hart Hanigan Donor Marie Massa Hanna

Alpha Pi MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Lombard Tana Sterrett Scott+

Alpha Rho ALLEGHENY COLLEGE Donor Rebecca Stewart Carter Nancy Reed Chatfield Ruth Ralston Crawford Catherine Richards+ Twyla Holmstrom Sales

Alpha Sigma WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Destiny Norgren Argiewicz Edith Taylor Grube

Alpha Tau UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Sisterhood Teddi Mackelden Gwendolyn Pryor Carol Williams^ Donor Patricia Beach Cucina Celeste Nabers Douglass Jo-Ann Garside Patricia Koop Tracy Lois Taylor Williams Linda Fleming Xia

Alpha Phi UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Symphony Beverly Case Rorer+ Sisterhood Florence Parker Cole+ Donor Ritalee Griffith Adams Elizabeth Skelton Ames Jeanne Korns Clark Carolyn Kerr Hickerson Nancy Frank Offner Gail Hanson Olt+

Alpha Chi RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE Donor Margaret Mosteller Gamble

Alpha Omega FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY Lombard Linda Kotowski Sisterhood Donna Shaw Burton+ Jean Sauer DeFrances Diane DeHon Betty Fultz Derby Nelle Crenshaw Flewellen Sharon De Vore Gonzalez^ Jan Sapp McNeill Janice Royer Sparks Sandra McNab Turnbull Donor Suzanne Strupp Eno Virginia Vaughn Fisher Barbara Guidos Sandra Gipson Harrington Mary Mims Johnson Barbara Curry Jungmeyer Jean Landrum Langston Trudy Portewig Charlotte Abney Rudy Francine Mirigliano Schwartz Maude Mims Scott Judith Sapp Wieder


Beta Alpha UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Founders’ Robin Hartman Lock^+ Donor Marianne Day Addy Deborah Rose Allen Dolly Dure Barclay Beth Barry Carol Beatty Melissa Rios Brown Patricia Taylor Canavan+ Paula Carrier Clouatre Allison Dorris= Brooke Dorris= Catherine Trame Galanti Margaret Starr Hirsch Micaela Isler Juliet Klasing Knowles Barbara Giles McDaniel Donna Avery Meyers Jamie Pross= Susan Garrott Raschke Meredith Ross= Sharon Smith Marilyn Fife Sumner Melissa Masso Swanson+ Diane Ditta Thornton+ Diane Womack Walberg+ Aida Kennedy Ziemnicki

Beta Beta WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Margaret Bernard McGough Elaine Doerbaum Seiler Kay Thurman^+ Donor Carol Keymer Gerhart Sondra Stonebraker Harrison Doris Bolton Knight Janet Ray Lemp Betsy Gnau Schapp Mary Geisler Walsh

Beta Gamma CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA Sisterhood Donna Howell Doerler^ Mary Armbrust Harvey+ Emma Stewart Hood+ Sandra Whitlock Mauney Werdna Baird McClurkin^* Donor Joan Dodson Kneipp Pheribie Monroe Prescott

Beta Delta DENISON UNIVERSITY Cora Bollinger Block Jean Essex*

Beta Epsilon MONMOUTH COLLEGE Lombard Margaret Bozarth Kathryn Yager Brown Sisterhood Susan Barrett Boelke+ Alice Pishan Croner+

Sonja Lowry+ Judy Maxwell Schaeffer Carolyn White Work Donor Marcia Brink Adair+ Jozsylin Alexander= Susan Buckles Lydia Butler= Clarissa Gardner= Margaret Jones Nicole Kamzic= Frances Biedenstein Leverenz Mackenzie Mahler= Kaitlyn Miller= Janet Forbes Myers Lois Gradous Myers Karen Ogorzalek+ Kelly Russell= Kimberly Short= Judith Fiene Van Horn Barbara Guyer VanCura+ Jeannette Williams Vogt

Beta Zeta LAKE FOREST COLLEGE Donor Phoebe Greenleaf Harper+

Beta Eta UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Founders’ Sheri Edwards O’Connell Sisterhood Kathleen Burke Clark^ Ilda Lunan Deming Michele Barone Hunn Cherie Groff Letcher Donor Jean Vinella Addison Lois Brassor Blevins Sarah Davis German+ Joyce Gill Giard Shannon Grimsley= Kimberly Hooper Hilliard Justine Hong= Shellie Healey Kalinsky Kathleen Kearney Keeshen+ Katherine Kline= Betty Axt McCurry+ Stephanie Nowak Morton Sharon Lanham Noble Lois Martin Olmsted Lori Plazinski+ Dori Stibolt+ Foteni Tzanis Tiffany Nancy Stenger Todd+ Esther Mullinix Walter* Anna Carroll Zink

Beta Theta MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Mary Reed Arnold+ Mary Paule McMath Bierlein Carol Rice Choulochas Linda Desorcie^ Frances Minges Isaac Lois Taylor Leavitt Tracy Kleinschmidt Osborne Ann Gronewold Percy^ Betty Berquist Secaur

Donor Krystn Gilbertson Aversa Barbara Goodrum Breisch Evangeline Newcomb Chase Ann Lundberg Chase Karen Richey Forrester Nancy Baldwin Kinzie Bethany Boshart Maahs-Hoagberg Iola Kern Mitton Susan Alexander Outman Heather Field Reid Marion Moi Rose Denise Greene Viebrock Jo Westphal+

Beta Iota LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Joe Bales Graber Gemelle Martin Linzy Rhonda Shives+ Donor Andrea Patronas Fournet Joanne Deimel Granier Brenda Daigle Pipes

Beta Kappa BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Pamela McCormick Barkman Carol Anderson Haines Jody Dettmer Halley Nancy Jennings Jantsch^ Marguerite Keppler Wilder Donor Barbara Behnke Ayres Sharon Scherer Hessoun Bonnie Bender Sharp

Beta Lambda PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY Lombard Jean Smith Clark Sisterhood Beth Cohen Helen Wojcik Fath Diana Twomey Oldag+ Kathleen Harris Richardson Elissa Wellikson Donor Margaret Frederickson Albright Joan Frederickson Beardsley Rebecca Boova= Margaret Fisher Bosse Ashleigh Bradley= Sandra Gurgon Brand Anne Brash Burns Deborah Karkosky Covolus Carole Bashore Dietz Roseanne Fortunato Dougherty Joan Elias Ellen Kaileigh Fagan= Brittany Gladish= Virginia Roe Grizzell+ Miranda Grueiro= Madeline Hagaman= Jennifer Harrison= Tori Hoffman= Jenna Jester= Kelly Kesler=

Sandra Zelek Lear Elena Marten= Jennifer Hess Nichols Aly Papasidero= Jessica Police= Jamie Popielarski= Ilana Ruben= Emily Schooler= Tina Sedziafa= Corrie Struthers= Elizabeth Miller Verterano Madeleine Wegmann=

Beta Mu BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Mary Berg Casto Kathryn Hulse Stewart Barbara Perry Wagner Donor Sarah Augustitus= Christa Baldwin= Kimberly Barrett= Lorinda Beach Bartell Jane Gerdeman Bartholomew Abigail Benninger= Tianna Bester= Mackenzie Bowen+= Haley Bremkamp= Allison Brenner= Christina Brindley= Elizabeth Brock= Nancy Brown Brockman Jacqueline Brummer= Jane Burichin= Meghan Carse= Kali Casale= Alexia Chesbrough= Crystal Chlebina= Stephanie Collins= Jenny Cooper= Lauren Cornwell= Brittany Costa= Betsy Hauptman Coy Jessica Dennis= Samantha DeStazio= Bianca Dingman= Pauline Breckner Ellett Gabrielle Esquivel= Hanah Franciosa= Lisa Glaze Stephanie Gowan= Kate Gruss= Brooke Guillozet= Abby Guthrie= Rosemary Smet Halas Ashley Hall= Margaret Quayle Hamilton Shelby Harrison= Samantha Havlicek= Hailey Hodgson= Jena Hoellrich= Audrey Holston= Charlene Phillips Hughes Renee Iacano= Elizabeth Kennedy= Kara Kilbane= Kristen Kilbane= Kristen Kilger=

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Foundation Mackenzie Kontak= Alyssa Kralik= Elizabeth Link= Ashley Loughman= Jordan Marino= Kelsi Martin= Megan McCurdy= Kelsey McDowell= Maribeth McGee= Angelica Mormile= Jessica Raburn Mormino Samantha Norris= Katharine Nozar= Molly Owens= Stephanie Padula= Diane Johnson Payne Shirley Laukhuf Pettit Courtney Poettker= Jacqueline Kubinski Popielec Shannon Zavracky Rakyta Katelyn Rammel= Lauren Ranft= Julie Rego= Kathryn Renn= Sophia Rix= Alyse Rogerson= Dani Robertson= Taylor Romano= Morgan Schafer= Kristen Seibold= Janelle Shaw= Barbara Lopacki Sines Kayla Somoles= Danielle Spaetzel Marlee Teadt= Patricia Schack Train Amy Trosin+= Audrey Varwig Marjeanne Wiley Walters+ Rebecca Welte= Allyson Wert= Susan Dickey Williams Taylor Williams= Mariah Wilson= Mary Wright= Elizabeth Yarnell=

Beta Nu CULVER STOCKTON COLLEGE Sisterhood Robin Knox Curtis Alice Bailey Halberstadt Donor Dorothy Gerding Harper Jodey Maxwell-Swee

Beta Xi MARIETTA COLLEGE Sisterhood Lucinda Spaney Donor Corin Bonnett Marci Estock= Aimee Weiss Lane Bethany McFarland Helen Tobin Moore Kimberly Nelson Elizabeth Oswalt= Susanne Gettings Ray Bettina Geyer ThompsonErickson+

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Beta Omicron MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE Founders’ Marcia Bowles Brown Sisterhood Judith Francis Parker Donor Mary Appel Hartzler Susan Ellis Lotz Jean Blew McHenry Cara Lyon Newham Kay Steinhauser Perkins Fern Ritterbusch Rogers

Beta Pi INDIANA UNIVERSITY Lombard Linda Bernd Wrench+ Founders’ Wendy Kurtz Levine+ Sisterhood Janice McBride Bobbs^+ Helen Geyer Czenkusch+ Marilyn Lipsett Holthouse Bettsy Creigh Leib Alice Miller McRae Joyce Banker Stanton Ann Barrett Tao Donor Ann Barnett Appel Myrna Kanning Bianchi Cheryl Mullett Comerford Georgia Rider DiPietro Nancy Beldon Erp Sherry Nevins Holmes Chelsea Ingall= Lauren Jolly Helen Duell Livingston Stephanie Davis Nara Beverly Krick Neihardt Carol Evans Nestleroad Deanna Newell Barbara Keuneke Parks+ Sharon Schendel Katherine Hill Sedgley Roselyn King Selmanoff Karen Schaffer Silverman Katie Drake Stark Jill Thompson Susan Sovie Zanghi

Beta Sigma WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE Sisterhood Jeannine Lemon Burger Heath Donor Jennifer Pearce Aldrich Anna Young Brady+ Cookie Bridgeman Brohawn Amy Rossiter Crist Jess Harrison= Morgan Hobbs= Melinda Lapan Bailey Rhodes= Carolyn Saxton Debora Keller Smith Mary Dorsey Taylor

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Shirley Kincaid Walker Susan Beriault Williams

Beta Tau KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Carole Vezse Henderson Lori Hendrickson Susan Eicher Mamber+ Judith Michael Pachmayer Kathleen Downing Pownall+ Margaret Daugherty Shaffer Donor Tammy Jessen Andreyko+ Beverly Hudec Bellis Betty Miley Chavis Sally Andrus Evans Kathleen Giles+ Ruth Brugler Griffing+ Elizabeth Conrad Harris Abbey Henkin= Sandra Downey Krueger Maranda Mangino Ellen Daiuto McGregor Morgan Neff= Janet R Zboray Wolf

Beta Upsilon UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Sisterhood Rickey Zeidler Jiranek Joan McDonald Stauble Donor Claire Wildprett Binns Gail Miller Black Catheryne Boel= Anne Brown Madeline Dombi= Betty Vallier Donnelly+ Courtney Dougan= Kara Guezze= Sarah Larkin= Heather Levinson= Sara Lowenstein= Laura Marcus= Kathleen McDonald= Joan Bottino McMillan+ Carole Colacurcio Olmsted Marilyn Romano Pellini Linda Escalera Price Samantha Scherff= Francine Siegel Stampnitzky Diane Faber Treadway Michelle Vlach= Julia Watkinson= Patricia Reid Winderman

Beta Phi UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Donor Marie Wells VanAchte Peggy Lewis Wardle

Beta Chi GETTYSBURG COLLEGE Symphony Pauline Dale Platt+ Sisterhood Nancy Wallace Paulson Susan Gibble Wolf^+

Donor Amy Priga Blavatt Amy Venable Ciuffreda Nancy Wing Dyer Debbie Eshbach Cindy Dee Holms Nancy Wertman Sterrett Jennifer Webster

Beta Psi CARROLL UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Jeannie Schlaikowski Schultz+ Eunice Meissner Wright Donor Beverly Goocher Clark Meaghan Dugan= Sonia Hernandez Evans Abigail Lane= Jordyn Milton= Amy Peterson= Melissa Schinker Reed Gloria Bohn Smith Diane Harwood Wilson Susan Buchanan Zimmerman

Beta Omega MEMPHIS STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Frances Clark Norton Donor Stacy Scheuerman Butler= Hilda Chase Mullen Sylvia Rutkowski Wilson

Gamma Alpha SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Anne Rienstra Abendroth Sheryl Edson Harding Evelyn Schweigen MacCarthy^ Sylvia Jennings Moore+ Sandra Morrison+ Karen Schnick Pelton Donor Linda Bewley Donnalee Adams Bubeck Nancy Burgeson Sue Haverkamp+ Judith Herz Karin Hagen Riggs Pamela Knoebel Tate

Gamma Beta MARSHALL UNIVERSITY Founders’ Rigby Guiney Duncan+ Sisterhood Julie Schroder Lindsay Deborah Fenwick Maas+ Carol Legg Young Donor Judith New Brinson Linda Eakle Patricia Damron Evans Loretta Mariotti Hammond+ Carolyn Ladd Kennington Ruth Letsinger Kukshtel Nancy Miller Lince+ Sharon Schramm Perry+ Eileene Kerwood Pritt Jane Wilson Rummell+


Mary Brown Sullivan Carol Lambert Valentine Sofie Wachtmeister= Rachael Weingart=

Gamma Gamma UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Sisterhood Virginia Clyde Donor Carol Kennedy Dorrance

Gamma Delta UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA Symphony Marilyn Herbes Horner+ Founders’ Karolee Bunnie Wybenga Olsen^ Sisterhood Patricia Alderman Hatch Cheryl Eby Miller Donor Nikki Lindley Akers+ Marilyn Dodrill Bruckner Donna Rigg Buffington Sherry Knight Carrothers+ Bailey Corcoran= Marilyn Cowger+ Brianne Cox= Sara Doghman= Joan Eddy Megan Fleury= Shea Granger= Meredith Halpern= Jacquelyn Harper= Caroline Higgins= Abigail Irlbeck= Sharon Ishii-Jordan Karly Kalina= Dorothy Steele McKeever Karen Jensen Meek Aarika Olsen= Katherine Schwartz= Janet Seaman Katie Slobodnik= Taylor Smith= Stevie Swails= Sydney Vanarsdall=

Gamma Epsilon CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITYFRESNO Founders’ Joan Peres Hansen Sisterhood Courtney Caron+ Elizabeth Eberle Payette^ Penny Houck Woods Donor Joy Fagler

Gamma Zeta EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Paula Pflepsen Brigham Donor Stephanie Cowell= Joy Morrison Farmer Ashley Gerbi= Janet Heath-Morgan Carol Holwey Stidham Dani Stuart=

Susan Grossman Urbanek+ Jennifer Walls=

Gamma Eta GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Lombard Gay Kimbrough Dull Cheryl Johnson Weldon Janice Nease Wittschiebe+ Founders’ Jeni Smith Bogdan Marguerite Frick+ Kelley Kitta Hundt+ Selma Jabaley Elizabeth McQuillin Laura Reno Sisterhood Sandra Weeks Doar Teresa Hungeling Ebbs Sandra Adamson Fryhofer Deborah Williams Gower Karen Owens Jacobs Cynthia Smith King Melissa Mangione Ludwig+ Nell Stephenson Lynch+ Lynette Raville Mathews Heather Scepaniak McKeen Kelley Franzman Merck Tammy Tuley Purves Kimberly Coleman Sheppard Alethia Bigbie Thompson Sally McRobert Wise Elizabeth Doyle Wright Amy DeLozier Zarra Donor Corey Aitken Kami Bosworth Suzanne Macintyre Boylan Mary Branham Christine Brown= Piper Brownlee= Catherine Burns Bryan Sandi Roth Cripe Deborah Bell Cruickshank Kathryn Kitta Culbreth Susan Davies= Allison Dow= Donna Rambo Ennis Carolyn Hanley= Kristin Hare Leah Heil Karen Smith Hughes Mary Pease Jarrell Kaitlyn Johnson= Dawn Carrico Kabbes Jessica Nelson= Jordan Padgett=

Gamma Theta EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Melissa Taylor Davis Ashley Doud Falvey+ Pat Harr Retha Cole Patton Nancy McSwain Phipps Meredith Pippin=

Gamma Iota LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY

Sisterhood Carol Archer Lovell+ Donor Doris Keen Davis Lynn McCalla Luton

Gamma Kappa SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY Founders’ Bonnie Eiker Lightcap Sisterhood Suzanne Springer Zeok+

Gamma Lambda UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Lombard Jane Dunlap Gaby Sisterhood Elizabeth Wilson Henderson^ Sara Wilson Jacobus Donor Linda Loucks Black Vera Sherrod Greer Janet Keough Edna Talbot Kidd Lynsey Stuart

Gamma Mu RIPON COLLEGE Donor Georgene Klaner Koblenz Pamela Loveless+

Marjory Stephens Fluegel Diana Cooper Gregory Gloria Grandgeorge Hopewell Dolores Gotkowski Killian Karen Durbin Lemcke Penny Chmielewski Perles

Gamma Rho PARSONS COLLEGE Sisterhood Peggy Lippitt Buckles+ Donor Jane Brockway Archer Judith Nelson Dippold Tamara Davis Hubler+

Gamma Sigma THIEL COLLEGE Sisterhood Monica Anderson Anne Wilson Hemingway Donor Karen Runninger Barney+ Bonnie Wells Bonner Bette Feather DeGraw Lynsay Girts= Patricia Lynn Blair Graf Tamara Kysor Kearney Patricia De Angelo Robison Nancy Pribble Wert+ Denise Cuteri Willson

Gamma Tau Gamma Nu SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Anna Boyer Barnwell^ Julie Robinson+ Mary Ortmann Ryan Donor Deborah Camenzind Craddock Alberta Macke Dougan Jennifer Frey+ Alberta Schatzle Germann+ Shurnette Grigsby Maier Georgia Stergios

Gamma Xi VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Eileen Wachowiak Harris Kay Hilton Kenneally+ Durrett Bradford Moerman Brenda Underwood Sirmons

Gamma Omicron CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Gretchen Larry Carter Susan Hopkinson Darold Donor Barbara Bachman+

Gamma Pi NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Colette Crown^ Linda Michel Paul+ Donor Anita Petersen Drake

OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Carrie Kashawlic^+ Kathryn Westlake+ Donor Patricia Neorr Beam Pamela Hunter Dishman Duane Meko Eberling Ashley Ernst= Catherine Fee Kelsey Hoffman= Gena Loe= Brandea McIntyre= Pamela McCleary Mowry Margaret Bantz Musleve Teresa Wynn Okrutny Cari Beam Prinkey Tara Pullins= Leannyn Rotert= Karen Frey Stoudt Amanda Shaw Timmons Stacia Wake Abigail Warren

Gamma Upsilon UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Sisterhood Paula Long Anderson Jo Ann Smith Evans Charlotte West Martin Sandra Keim Shackelford^+ Donor Marie Montante Hall Anne Porterfield Oliver Eloise Sutton Pino Linda Gorman Rodriguez Carol Lunceford Weaver www.alphaxidelta.org

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Foundation Gamma Phi EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Judith Wilson Harrell+ Nancy Milliken McAvoy Donor Brittany Carlin= Judyth Eargle Hustrulid Lydia Lineberger= Taylor McKnight= Glenda Phillips Norford Rachel Richmon= Patricia Hedspeth Smith Hailey Sumner= Jillian Tabak= Mackenzie Williams= Lois Winslow-Lowe Miranda Worthington=

Gamma Psi FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Nadine Roberts+ Sisterhood Sandra Priebe Day+ Pamela Gardiner Enger Audrey Huthwaite+ Rebecca Neilson+ Susan Robinson^+ Donor Sheila Klase Benac Nora Morley Blau Anne Brinsmade Camilla Janiczek Dacombe Donna Moxley Isaacs Barbara Wright Lowe Jennifer Verge Morphew+ Eleanor Taylor Paulman Elizabeth Ledbetter Poirier Dawn Haines Thomas Janet Gleason White Margaret Morley Yates

Gamma Omega HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Sharon McCone+ Kathy Nicklaus Owrey Donor Patricia Callaway Daniel+ Alexandra Rutland= Shannon Slatton Schwartz+

Delta Alpha UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE Sisterhood Diane Gmoser Byrne Susan Quillin Donor Marianne Stark Klinkhammer Heather Petersohn Miller Elizabeth De Groot Russell

Donor Linda Carskadon Schutte Diana Erpelding Wubbenhorst

Delta Delta NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Founders’ Dianne Plattenburg Botefuhr+ Sisterhood Roberta Smith Machata^ Michelle Hiebel Todzy Donor Marianne Arnestad Boyak Jessica Damron= Merrijo Besse Koen Jessica Meiser Jane Jeffries Piester Linaye Whitehead= Lauren Windland

Delta Epsilon UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS Donor Tayler Albert= Chelsea Bayles= Tracey Cannon+ Terrin Guidry= Jessica Hogan= Robin LaGrange Juneau Michelle Lansing= Amanda Lott= Hannah Marcotte= Kelsey Matthews= Elizabeth Nietert= Jane Vanderbrook Philibert Marilyn Muniz Silbernagel+ Mariel Thames= Rachel Trice= Augusta Ciccio Yrle

Delta Zeta LIU POST Sisterhood Virginia Ruediger Melrose Donor Robin Minor Brennan Jamie Goldenberg Karen Sabo Indusi Lillian Birkland Potts+

Delta Eta CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Sisterhood Barbara Williams Fetsko+ Donor Paulette Hrebenar Griglack Diane Chapman Lorton

Delta Theta ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Carolyn Puzak Luken

Delta Gamma UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA KEARNEY Symphony Carol Schrepel Cope^*

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Delta Kappa SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY Donor Brittany Geppert= Michelle Burichin Murray Fall | Winter 2013

Delta Lambda ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Donor Stephanie Roycewicz Bauschard Michelle Wise Brennan+ Gina De Naples= Devon McGoldrick Corinne Smith= Alison Adams Weinberg

Delta Mu OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY Founders’ Jennifer Bellas Lee^+ Sisterhood Linda Foster Absalom Deirdre Midgett Cook^ Donor Catherine Stultz Austin Carolyn Russell Cunningham Shelly Dana+= Lam Doan= Molly Ellis= Victoria Dowling Ishee Jasmine Khadrane= Danielle Lewis= Kaitlin McCarthy= Chelsea Pagan= Ruth Whitehurst Sandifer Mary Harris Simpson Theresa Deal Wachal Susan Morgan Woodcock

Delta Nu INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Sisterhood Karen Hofelt McNeil MarySue Christopher Preissner^ Marijean Konopke Williams+ Leslie Kibler Wirtz Jo Anne Dechert Youngblut^ Donor Kathleen Glass Allison Bonnie Arndt Close Carol Kipp Clulee* Phyllis Rochelle Forte Megan Horst Foster Edith Paolina Klebacha Kimberly Carr Lemaster Shirley Gausman Marchand+ Bridget Fishburn Wade+

Delta Xi GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Lenn Reed+ Tracy Andersen Roberts+ Alicia Woo Donor Angela Sloan Allan Debbie Brockman Deborah Sherer Curlette Norma Stewart Ford Caroline Cathcart Gilmore Cenie Bagley Jackson Danielle Lepley Lambert Norene Trammell Lanier Shelby McKenzie=

Marsha Moore McOsker Haley Moore Roebuck Melissa Moore Townley Adrienne Trimble= Gail Brooks Turk+ Carol Spalding Wakamo Amy Falkenberg Warner

Delta Omicron FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Helen McClain Annecillo^ Janice Falkenstein Denison Donor Frances Kay Akona+ Paula Casella Burnett

Delta Pi DEFIANCE COLLEGE Sisterhood Jill Foster Bortel^+ Donor Alicia Hoopingarner= Bonnie Clark Jefferis+ Megan Klausing= Katherine Knoderer= Galysa Ratterman= Nicole Walls=

Delta Rho California State University, Northridge Lombard Deanna Wollam Detchemendy+ Founders’ Marianne Moritz Russo+ Sisterhood Susan Leeds-Horwitz Megan McGowen+ Susan Nilsen+ Debbie Levy Rubin Donor Abby Blumberg= Bree Breckenridge= Alisia Diaz Jenna Dohle= Aimee Edgell= Rachel Fishman= Sandra Posthumus Holcomb Alice Martin= Linda Clark McMillan Lauren Noblejas= Letisha Noyes= Kathrine Peltola= Brittany Pina= Allison Schultz= Monique Scott= Elli Sherrer= Mariya Shvartsman= Nicole Thibodeaux= Andrea Todesco=

Delta Sigma FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Sara Pullis Molnar+ Sisterhood Peggy Dekker Danhof Janice Gertz Shedd


Donor Teresa Gray Kuiper Jill Mouton-Theut+ Carrie Graham Russell+

Delta Tau UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINOSHKOSH Donor Tania Boyden= Bridget Hudzinski Buell Ruth Fraedrich Harken Jessica Kelly-Paul= Karen Knudson= Bonnie Haack Ries

Foundation Scholarships Alpha Epsilon Scholarship $1,000 to alumnae in any field of study Emily Rehberg, Purdue University Jessica Seebald, Rochester Institute of Technology Elizabeth Young, South Dakota State University

Charline Blind Merrill Scholarship $1,050 for Sisters entering their first year of graduate school Rachel Cerwinske, Indiana University Lydia Dahl, Marquette University

Jayne Wade Anderson Scholarship $700 to an outstanding sophomore Sister Helen Heines, Western Kentucky University

Mary Burt Nash Scholarship $1,000 to a Sister entering or attending law school Amy Rosen, Bowling Green State University

Arts & Letters Scholarship $1,300 to undergraduate Sisters majoring in fine or creative arts Miranda Minor, Southeast Missouri State University Yasmeen Smalley, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ruth Bartlett Nemec Scholarship $450 to an undergraduate Sister in any field of study Cassandra Fenton, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Delta Upsilon

Baker-Blish Scholarship $1,000 to undergraduate Sisters in any field of study Anna Baumheckel, Christian Brothers University Emily Jacobson, University of Toledo

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINSUPERIOR Sisterhood Jean Lundberg Olson

Carol Topping Barr Scholarship $1,070 to an undergraduate Sister of Gamma Beta Chapter Sara York, Marshall University

Delta Phi UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON Donor Doris Muller Burton Patricia Dodson Janice Brown Fink Catherine Miche Kawash Leikhim

Delta Chi UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA Sisterhood Carol Heselton Jennifer Emerick Kuntz+ Pamela Shannon Waters Donor Makenzie Eckhardt= Debra Bryson Goodman Kaitlyn Hanson= Angela Hayes= Jamee Maurer Klein+ Michele McGinnis Kloth Jennifer Fordham Larrive Ann Brimm Pfaff Tracy Borlaug Pursell Laura Robinson Ramsey Jessica Rupp= Katherine Hood Sevald Donna Schutte Stahlhut Elizabeth Stemlar= Sara Welty Strunk Kaydee Vraspier=

Delta Psi TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS Sisterhood Betty Robbins Bendall Courtney Hankins Fluty+ Deborah Johnson Robertson Linda Dornbusch Schuessler Donor Alisen Barton= Julie Brignac Dietert Brittany Eberly= Diane Peyton Fisher Shirley Brunet Herrin Marisa Walden Lacey

Janice Sheldon Baumback Scholarship $600 to an undergraduate Sister who excels in scholarship, chapter and campus leadership, and commitment to Alpha Xi Delta Katelyn Wheeldon, University of Iowa Beta Upsilon Scholarship $1,000 to a Sister in any field of study Kimberly Connor, University of Rhode Island Ruth Fowler Brown Scholarship $850 to outstanding freshmen or sophomore Sisters in any field of study Julie Aldag, Sonoma State University Katie Bonfiglio, Rochester Institute of Technology Delores Wachsmann Child Scholarship $850 to an undergraduate Sister in any field of study Lydia Butler, Monmouth College Founders’ Memorial Scholarship $1,300 to alumnae in any field of study Courtney Davlin, Boise State University Laura Rodda, Marquette University Nancy Fehrmann Gainer Scholarship $1,100 to a junior or senior Sister majoring in a health-related field Kaci Wolken, University of Nebraska at Omaha Gamma Delta Scholarship $1,200 to an undergraduate Sister of Gamma Delta Chapter in any field of study Lacy Duckworth, University of Nebraska at Omaha Gamma Zeta Scholarship by Michigan Alpha Xi Delta Inc. $825 to an undergraduate Sister of Gamma Zeta Chapter in any field of study Elizabeth Mueller, Eastern Michigan University Allison James Green Scholarship $1,000 to an undergraduate Sister majoring in education and/or special education Bailey Riesselman, University of Nebraska at Omaha Haymaker-Hill Scholarship $750 to an undergraduate Sister majoring in engineering Holly Ganser, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Frances Trewyn Kuechenmeister Memorial Scholarship $2,000 to a junior who’s shown exceptional service to the Fraternity and her campus Kathryn Clarkin, Kent State University Julie Lambert Sponsored Scholarship $1,000 to an alumna in any field of study Clarissa Coyle, University of Illinois

Dorothy M. Nichols Scholarship $1,000 for a junior or senior Sister majoring in math or science Anna Birg, Christian Brothers University Northern Virginia Alumnae Association Scholarship $700 for graduate study in a child-related field Stacey Fagin, Ohio University Phillips Scholarship $1,100 to undergraduate Sisters in any field of study Allison Lifton, University of Illinois Carley Taylor, Southwestern University Jessie Pulcipher Scholarship $1,300 to juniors or seniors majoring in journalism, radio, tv or communications Giselle Cancio, Florida International University Delaney Lux, DePaul University Mary Louise Mabis Rain Scholarship $1,100 to a senior Sister of Alpha Eta Chapter attending graduate school in any field of study Cassandra Carlson, Purdue University Mabel Gottburg Schoen Scholarship $900 to an undergraduate Sister in Iowa in any field of study Megan Rion, University of Northern Iowa Spaulding-Mowry Scholarship $2,800 to a graduate Sister studying government or environmental affairs Maeghan Dessecker, Georgia State University Theta Gamma Scholarship $1,075 to an undergraduate Sister of Theta Gamma Chapter in any field of study Meredith Castellani, University of Delaware Anne Mehus Verbon Scholarship $1,145 to Sisters in any field of study Alanna Bebech, Bethany College Jennifer Bowley, University of Illinois Margeaux Fox, University of Washington Bailey Hamm, Florida Atlantic University Lynsey Harris, The Ohio State University Alexandra Heuertz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Pamela Kass, Wingate University Emma Leahy, University of New Hampshire Kaitlyn Leins, South Dakota State University Devin Minor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Jenell Riesner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Kayla Schutte, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Charlotte Slate, University of New Hampshire Hilary Teachout, Carroll University Erika Yates, Christian Brothers University Florence Stoermer Voelker Scholarship $850 to undergraduate Sisters in any field of study Kristen Cummings, Rochester Institute of Technology Kaitlyn Donaldson, Jacksonville State University Kathryn Faul Wallace Scholarship $1,025 to an undergraduate Sister in any field of study Kaylee May, Ohio Northern University Richard and Sandra Gleason Walston Scholarship $1,350 to an undergraduate Sister of Nu Chapter in any field of study Zultsetseg “Zola” Wagner, University of Washington

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Foundation Sarah Newbury= Karen Kaspar Riddle

Delta Omega WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Sue Kniebel Bergman+

Epsilon Alpha UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE Sisterhood Penny Pugh Goodyear Donor Hannah Amberson=

Jennifer Mackley Degel Susan Peters Haug Rhonda Rowlands Ingle+ Paige Kerfeld= Kelli Groth Kracht Rhonda Harr Love Danae Maier= Anja Meerwald= Kayla Menzie= Sarah Nigro= Kaeleigh Wilson=

Epsilon Beta UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY Donor Nancy Lape Kern

Epsilon Gamma WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Lombard Jane Hooper Sutton^+ Dorothy Sheldon Williams+ Founders’ Margaret Miesiaszek Griffith^+ Sisterhood Margaret Kiernan Witt Donor Lisa Pope Atwater Beverly Sanders Barr Donna Cline Stephanie Goodell Vickie Dinkins Long

Sandra Marshall McBride Joyce Stiles Tessier Catherine Beal Waters

Epsilon Delta INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Donna Gettle Worthley Donor Deborah Smith Saska+

Epsilon Epsilon CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITYSACRAMENTO Donor Dianne Smith Blackwell

Epsilon Zeta Slaymaker-Kinsey Academic Achievement Award $150 awarded to the member in each chapter who returned to school in fall 2012 with the highest cumulative GPA. Brittney Albin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Julie Aldag, Sonoma State University Anna Baumheckel, Christian Brothers University Andrea Bouwhuis, Alma College Ralynn Brann, Lyon College Haley Bremkamp, Bowling Green State University Janell Brum, Marian University Cheryl Buchanan, Greensboro College Mary Burrow, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Dyanhira Cabanas, Texas Wesleyan University Sarah Camp, Georgia Institute of Technology Macy Chambers, University of West Georgia Christina Chase, University of Southern Maine Brigette Cochran, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Kristen Coffey, Towson University Eve Cox, George Mason University Kara Csorba, University of NevadaLas Vegas Jasmyne Cummings, West Virginia Wesleyan College Kristen Cummings, Rochester Institute of Technology Nicole DePasquale, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Breanna Derynck, Iowa Wesleyan College Dana DeSutter, University of Illinois Anna Fetchick, Southwestern University Mary Fowler, East Tennessee State University Marisa Fraimow, Pennsylvania State University Chelsea Gaylord, University of Iowa Kelsey Haas, University of Washington Alexandra Hajohn, The Ohio State University

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Jacqueline Heaney, Lycoming College Helen Heines, Western Kentucky University Margaret Henderson, Cornell University Casandra Hodgkinson, California State University, Northridge Hayley Hogan, Georgia Institute of Technology Jessica Hogan, University of New Orleans Kassie Hoiland, University of South Dakota Carlee Howe, University of Nebraska at Omaha Elizabeth Huang, Rider University Erica Janik, Elon University Hannah Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Janet Jonatzke, Albion College Lauren Kalita, Marquette University Andrea Karpinski, University of New Hampshire Callie Karstens, Southeast Missouri State University Corey Kelton, University of Central Oklahoma Megan Klausing, Defiance College Lindsey Kudaroski, Marietta College Paige Law, Northern Michigan University Mackenzie Mahler, Monmouth College Victoria McCarver, Florida Atlantic University Julia McClernon, University of North Carolina-Asheville Amber McClure, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Elizabeth McGovern, East Carolina University MacKenzie McMillan, California State University-Stanislaus Erin Mondy, New Mexico State University Elizabeth Mueller, Eastern Michigan University Vivienne Munzer, San Jose State University Gabriela Navar, University of Texas-El Paso Virginia Nguyen, California State University-San Marcos Erin Nicklow, Purdue University

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Rebecca Olson, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Anisiya Pallegedara, Brooklyn College Emily Phillip, University of Mount Union Megan Phillips, Georgia State University Julia-Grace Polich, Virginia Commonwealth University Sarah Quatieri, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rebecca Ramm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Katelyn Rathjen, University of Northern Iowa Mary Reizun, University of Central Florida Amber Ridings, Bethany College Alicia Ritscher, Carroll University Hannah Rowsey, Henderson State University Dana Salizzoni, University of Delaware Megan Scharar, Boise State University Carly Schoon, DePaul University Lindsey Schroeder, Idaho State University Shayna Sims, University of Texas Sarabeth Smith, Texas State University-San Marcos Taylor Smith, University of Toledo Erin Smothers, University of North Carolina-Wilmington Laura Sommers, Kansas State University Nadia Szpyhulsky, University of Rhode Island Kendall Tadych, St. Norbert College Alicia Tennis, West Chester University Crystal Thomas, Lyon College Molly Ward, West Virginia University Ariyanna White, Southern Polytechnic State University Ciara Williams, Coastal Carolina University Molly Winsten, Stetson University Olivia Woodruff, Wright State University Elizabeth Young, South Dakota State University Chelsea Zingale, Ohio University

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Elisabeth Beck Stuller+ Donor Alexis Welch Danford Elizabeth Pynsky Rebecca Yoder=

Epsilon Eta SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Michele Evink Donor Amy Myers Chase Keeli Eberhart= Andrea Fouberg Bette Graff Gerberding Alexandra Meyer= Ariel Pastian= Kara Peters= Katherine Van Heel= Marie Gustafson Williams Margaret Zard+

Epsilon Theta WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Margaret Cox Johnson Donor Brittney Balzano= Diana Young Carroll Nancy Deters Elizabeth Hughes= Laurie Kinter Jones Karen Poach Linn Kimberly Carter Stevenson

Epsilon Iota NEWBERRY COLLEGE Donor Linda Bartell Schulz Leslie Oltmann Sligh

Epsilon Kappa WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY Lombard Olive Gabriel Faries*+


Sisterhood Paige Faries+ Donor Kalli Beasley= Susan Buhay Du Part McKenzi Halcomb= Alyssa Huff= Glenda Huff Patricia Hill Marshall Cheryl Stevens Poore Alexandra Richardson= Jana Slaton Kristin Stuedle

Epsilon Lambda RIDER UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Heather Roberts Lerch+ Judith Dispenza Stabile Donor Lisa Carter Angeli Kaitlin Bolum= Kaitlin Finnerty+ Alice Gagyo Katocs Brittany Knoerdel= Clare Giovannetti Longworth Teresa Nymick Emily Reese= Deborah LaCorte Schneider Susan Buddine Simms

Epsilon Mu UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO Sisterhood Diane Andrich+ Vicki Postas Byrne Donor Valerie Bird Bass Judith Eichberger Bender+ Lynne Tidd Coverdale Margaret Larsen Fazzio Vicki Plummer Gardner+ Robin Greene Patricia Leonard MaryAnn Terminello

Epsilon Nu UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD Sisterhood Nicola Rutigliano+ Donor Ilene Geiger Berg Tiffany Branco= Lois Jacobs

Epsilon Xi UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS Sisterhood Karen Wyka Kapral^+ Donor Casey Cowhey Diane Harrison Barbara Bufe Heidolph Krista Liebrum= Chelsea Molden= Rene Patton= Tori Reid= Kathryn Bicker Schlag Jessica Sutton=

Epsilon Omicron OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Wanda Murphy Van Hook Donor Jill Shrontz Tenzythoff

Epsilon Pi JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY Founnders’ Regina Willis Hawkins+ Sisterhood Iris Boone Hinton Saralyn Crawford Mitchell+ Claudette Smith Donor Alina Agamy= Daphne Arrington= Brittany Barrier= Ashley Berry= Elizabeth Billings= Cory Cornelius= Kaitlyn Donaldson= Addison Eskins= Paula Entrekin Evans Nikki Fox= Morgan Franks= Chelsea Frazier= Amelia Fugatt= Ariel Gaskin= Heather Gentle= Chelsea Glass= Katelyn Hartrampf= Faye Thompson Helms Lauren Hitt= Claire Hodges= Casey Holmes= Chloe Imbusch= Mallory Keith= Leanne Kelly= Ashton Ledbetter= Kaci Smith Ogle= Amanda Parker= Emily Perry= Morgan Raines= Monica Rascoe= Lauren Ross= Tracie Teem Sessoms Elizabeth Starkey= Katy Stephens= Taylor Vaughn=

Epsilon Rho UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE Donor Diane Lapointe Caswell Tricia Tufts Kline Vanessa Trempe=

Epsilon Sigma GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Monica Burke Ann Spalding Cochran+ Donor Kimberly Fountain Arnzen Elizabeth Elijah Rebecca Owen T.J. Merck Parker+ Mary Neal Wall

Matching Gifts and United Way Support The following Sisters received credit to their giving total by participating in their employer’s matching gift program or by designating Alpha Xi Delta to receive funds through their United Way contribution. Check with your human resources representative to see if your employer participates in either of these programs. • Anonymous: Intel • Dianne Plattenburg Botefuhr, Northern Michigan University: Allstate • Denise Neill Bowers, University of North Texas: Sumner School District # 320 • Ann & George Cecys, parents of Angela Cecys, Kent State University: Nordson • Ashley Doud Falvey, East Tennessee State University: Citigroup • Rebecca Gutierrez, Sonoma State University: United Way - Bank of America

• Denise Kipfstuhl, University of Mount Union: Thomson Reuters • Nell Stephenson Lynch, Georgia Institute of Technology: The Clorox Company Foundation • Elizabeth Eberle Payette, California State University-Fresno: Kaiser Permanente • Sharon Schramm Perry, Marshall University: Macy’s East • Lori Plazinski, University of Maryland: Montgomery County • Nicola Rutigliano, University of Hartford: United Way - Pratt - East Hartford • Jane Wilkens Schroeder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Monsanto • Elisabeth Beck Stuller, Eastern Washington University: Microsoft • Dawn Rylee Winkler, Auburn University: Scitor Corporation • Betsie Keeler Zeedyk, Alma College: Kellogg’s

Epsilon Tau

Epsilon Omega

CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Teresa Ankenbauer Feutz^

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Sisterhood Denise Neill Bowers^ Donor Yvonne Cox Breland Lisa Lanier Candace Battenfield Sawyer

Epsilon Phi IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY Symphony Nancy Fehrmann Gainer+ Sisterhood Judy Erickson+ Janet Lahti Schultze^ Donor Karen Miller Bahr Elizabeth Tursi Cosner Cynthia Clark Crock Valli Fletchall Hale Monica Shope Lursen Barbara Straight Marr Rebecca Soderholm

Zeta Beta CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Donor Dorinda Barnett Eckenroad+ Carolyn Butterfield Meisinger Nyla Orr Snodgrass

Zeta Gamma UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI Donor Beth Eadie Wendy Mikell Piepke+

Epsilon Chi VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Patricia Peebles McDonald^ Donor Diana Ayella Rizzo

Zeta Delta

Epsilon Psi

Zeta Epsilon

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Alyssa Canestro= Alexis Vuylsteke= Allison Yawczak=

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Kathy Pape Donor Linda DeFilippo+

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND Sisterhood Amy Holobyn

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Foundation Zeta Eta WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY Donor Kalie Esper= Melanie Holwood= Catherine Cahill Macrina+ Mary Hallman Richards Ashley Stone= Megan Westfall=

Zeta Theta WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Kimberly Strong Donor Jan Dorrough Austin Jessica Austin Mary Glaser Butts Lauren Hodapp-Schneider+= Patricia Camden Izor Katie McGrath= Michele Thompson Richmond Samantha Romano= Michaela Scholl= Olivia Woodruff=

Zeta Iota LYON COLLEGE Sisterhood Mary Jane Pierce Norton^ Donor Pamela Endrihs Krystle Perkins Henry Heather Mize Skinner Sarah Harvey Wang Frances Winfrey

Zeta Kappa UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN Donor Diana Pieczynski Downing

Zeta Lambda TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Founders’ Leslie Storey+ Donor Sandra Stockton Caffee Lisa Patteson Kennedy Selinda Passmore Kusluski Dylana Wilson

Zeta Mu METHODIST UNIVERSITY Donor Mary Lou Hernandez O’Connor=

Zeta Nu MIAMI UNIVERSITY Donor Susan Koegel Shelly Essi Norehad Elizabeth Stoltz Roudabush Elizabeth Falloon Wetzel

Zeta Xi

Sisterhood Leslie Wallace Taylor+ Donor Haley Abril= Catherine Allen= Kelsey Alpeter= Kristi Beams Anderson Dolan Anthony= Sarah Arana= Daniela Arguelles= Selin Atlas= Ellen Barner= Renee Barnette Melanie Beatty= Alice Beckman= Laura Benz= Alicia Berdeguez= Nora Berg= Elizabeth Bergmann= Rachael Blaz= Chelsea Bohannon= Bridget Brogan= Sydney Bruton= Diane Bucher= Katherine Burke= Emily Buss= Emma Callicoat= Jamie Canavan= Julianne Carlton= Alyson Cason= Alexis Castellanos= Emily Castleman= Julie Chandler= Katie Clarke= Katherine Coggins= Kelsey Cooper= Sydney Cooper= Kerry Coppinger= Emily Costa= Nicole Cox= Barclay Crane= Kathryn Crowley= Ana D’Ambrogi= Trisha Daniel= Alexandria Davis= Leigh Biven Davis Madeleine DeGeorges= Francesca DiSantis= Lauren Duckworth= Raven Dugger= Alyssa Eidbo= Audrey Faircloth= Sara Fawcett= Katherine Ferguson= Cassandra Fernandez= Monica Fernandez= Jessica Floyd= Amanda Foster= Sarah Fowler= Elizabeth Gallagher= Lauren Gardner= Brittney Gayle= Chelsea Gleason= Katie Goode= Erin Gready= Samantha Griffith= Mieke Groothuizen= Haley Haas= Caitlin Hamrac=

AUBURN UNIVERSITY

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Kaitlin Harper= Jesse Harris= Kelly Harrison= Kayla Hatch= Natalie Hauser= Jenna Hendricksen= Kelsey Herrera= Caroline Hestley= Tiffany Hill= Kelsey Hitt= Sara Hix= Rachel Hoffman= Emily Horne= Joanna Hudgins= Sydney Huibregtse= Gracie Huie= Alexandra Jay= Elizabeth Jemo= Courtney Johnson Katherine Jones= Nikole Jones= Kirsten Julian= Kate Justement= Skylar Keele= Shea Kelley= Courtney Kennedy= Christy Key= Kelly Kirkpatrick= Noreen Klingensmith= Lindsay Klocko= Anna Knowling= Juliana Lacoste= Rachael Land= Whitney Larrimore= Allison Lindsly+ Lauren Lomax Alexandria Lucas= Kalee Luce= Jennifer Lynch= Callie Lynn= Martha Atkins Magnuson+ Savannah Maier= Shelby Major= Jennifer Malkiel= Alexa Marcil= Bailey Martin= Lakyn Martin= Heather Mason= Kristen Matthews= Kelsey McCormick= Kathrine Mccranie= Megan McCrary= Anna McGuinness= Elizabeth McNeil= Amanda Medlock= Morgan Miller= Hannah Mitchell= Victoria Molchan= Brooke Molnar= Courtney Moore= Katherine Moreman= Grace Morris Rachel Moses= Cameron Mosley= Mary Munday= Kelly Muratta= Erin Murphy= Samantha Nathan= Jenny Newman= Samantha Newman=

Kathryn Nunnelley= Nicole Nystrom= Hannah Oberlies= Laura O’Brien= Samantha O’Leary= Elizabeth Orantes= Sarah Ordway= Sarah Osborne= Kelsey Parola= Kayleigh Pears= Kathleen Beam Peeples Megan Pepper= Brooke Peters= Peyton Phillips= Ansley Prather=

Foundation Grants and Awards AmaXIng Challenge Grant Awarded to empower and support chapters and associations in growing their events and fundraising capabilities in support of Autism Speaks • Kappa, University of Illinois: $1,000 for Football FrenXI; raised $9,100 • Sigma, University of Iowa: $750 for Step It Up; raised $18,683 • Alpha Kappa, Kansas State University: $1,000 for 5K; raised $18,369 • Beta Eta, University of Maryland: $1,000 for Step It Up 5K; raised $13,000 • Gamma Delta, University of Nebraska at Omaha: $500 for Step It Up 5K/10K Walk/Run & Easter egg hunt; raised $7,600 • Delta Epsilon, University of New Orleans: $1,000 for Step It Up 5K; raised $9,117 Dorothy Clarkson Dodd Grant Provides tuition to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute • Suzanne Coco, University of Alabama at Birmingham • Lakyn Martin, Auburn University • Addela Marzofka, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh • Diana Nguyen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Evelyn Blasen Diabetic Grant Provides campership for children with diabetes • Camp Fun In the Sun: $325 Zelma Patchin Continuing Education Program Grants Awarded to alumnae seeking professional development in a nondegree program • Karin VanBuren Beery, Hillsdale College: $350 to support her attendance at the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) Annual Conference • Amy Gill Whitlock, University of Kentucky: $1,000 to support her attendance in the Fertility Care Practitioner Education Program at the St. Gianna’s Center for Women’s Health


Ashley Prosser= Brooklynn Pruitt= Victoria Quadrini= Emily Queen+= Rachel Ratliff= Alexis Reddington= Libby Riley= Christina Rogers= Michelle Rogge= Caroline Roy= Julia Ryczak= Katharine Sampson= Lauren Sanders= Laura Scott= Whitney Seitz= Rachel Senyitko= Sara Shearer= Rachel Silva= Kayla Simmons= Abbie Slade= Rachel Smelley= Cassidy Smith= Codie Smith= Maggie Smith= Sierra Smith= Gracie Sorrell= Sarah Soulant= Bridget Spurlock= Chelsea Stankus= Erin Stewart= Jana Blount Stubbs Jennifer Stubbs= Carrie Sudderth= Chelsea Sullivan= Christianna Sullivan= Mary Sullivan= Emily Tanner= Rachael Taylor= Gracie Thaxton= Michele Thaxton Lauren Thomas+= Avery Thomas= Sara Tilley= Shayna Turner= Roxanna Van De Graaf= Bailey Vaughn= Devon Verellen= Lindsey Vinson= Carlee Vinson= Danielle Wall= Kailey Walter= Lindsay Warden= Christy Waters= Lauren Whaley= Chloe Whitaker= Amy Whittemore= Stefani Wilkens= Jaclyn Wilson= Dawn Rylee Winkler+ Ellen Wirry= Shelly Womack= Sarah Wood= Abigail Woodard= Cori Zielinski= Jordan Zieverink=

Zeta Omicron UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Sisterhood Katherine Listwan Martin+ Kristine Polo^

Donor Amy Newberry Bratten Joan Clark Anne Musial McIltrot

Zeta Rho NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Evonne Carawan+ Donor Jenny Hagler Knight

Zeta Sigma HILLSDALE COLLEGE Donor Angela Dedmon Carlo Victoria Schryburt King Christina Munck O’Hara Leslie Caldwell Shearer

Zeta Tau UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE Sisterhood Patrice Orr Blum+ Suzanne Cantando+ Rebecca O’Bryon+ Donor Teresa Ownbey Brooks Rebecca Dixon= Michele Pinkerton Lawhern Morgan Nirenstein=

Zeta Upsilon ALMA COLLEGE Sisterhood Bethany Cain Green Donor Kendall Cox Cathleen Curley Jessica Kotas Eng+ Jenny Greyerbiehl Jessica Greyerbiehl Ronda Guimond Ashley Halm= Heidi Wahl LaFever Katherine Graham McNeil Janelle Taylor= Elizabeth Weber Williams Betsie Keeler Zeedyk+ Laura Morley Zuidema

Zeta Phi BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY Donor Kellie Bradley McPoyle+ Joan Schwartz Lisa Taylor

Zeta Chi UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINAWILMINGTON Donor Sherri Dill= Shana Hall= Clare Mercanti= Genene Peterson Erin Smothers= Sara Sonderman=

Zeta Psi UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Donor Laurie Howard Felton+ Julie Kleckley Hummer+

Zeta Omega UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA Sisterhood Valerie Cobb Mallon Christina Robertson+ Nealy Patty Wheat+ Donor Patricia Fostvedt Chastain Brandi Clements= Shannon McGouirk Gardner Courtney Peek Rachel Eaton White

Theta Alpha MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY Donor Joy Landes Bradley

Theta Beta SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Founders’ Kristin Olson Billingsley+ Sisterhood Jennifer Knowles Elliott Donor Shannon Andreoli= Katelynn Gutierrez= Rebecca Gutierrez Lauren Kort

Theta Gamma UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Donor Chelsea Hollowell= Kimberly Krajcsovics Horan Danielle Jelensperger=

Theta Delta TOWSON UNIVERSITY Donor Kathleen Dunn Robin Herman+ Julia Brines Wittenberg

Theta Epsilon MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Danica Vanasse Olson+ Donor Heidi Anderson= Barbara Bianchi= Lydia Dahl= Michele DiNella= Molly Dinolfo Eldridge Kelsey Hau= Abigail Jacob= Jacqueline Koenigs= Rebekah Newman= Eleni Victoria= Emily Wulfkuhle=

Theta Zeta EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY-PRESCOTT

Donor Kelsi Bufton= Kelsey Kecherson= Tiffany Ledbetter Lauren Rice= Samantha Sours Sample Karlee Sturn=

Theta Eta WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Donor Tonie Brown= Elisha Dalka= Amanda Driscoll= Marisa Farr= Lauren Kolakowski= Jenna Lanzetta= Denise Gross Lynch Amanda Pavlak+= Anna Salvaggio+=

Theta Theta BROOKLYN COLLEGE Donor Nicole Butera= Christina Canitano= Amanda Martino= Keshia Megie= Rebecca Rivera= Liza Roggiero= Tatyana Yakovlyuk=

Theta Iota FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY Donor Michele Becker Lisa Bresson= Morgan Donnelly= Dianna Grimm= Bailey Hamm= Madison Liberatore= Brenna Romano= Brittney Smith= Shellby Sweeney= Alexandria Wessel=

Theta Lambda SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Donor Denise Valdez-Soto Garcia Dannette Smith Johnson Susannah Prucka Jenna Hardy Ross Kira Vurlicer

Theta Mu CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Sisterhood Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols Erin Craven Rosenthall

Theta Nu ELON UNIVERSITY Donor Katie Sullivan Corrigan Caroline Hallett= Sarah Mitchell Kimberly Poe

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Foundation Theta Xi FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Donor Vanessa Martinez+=

Theta Omicron EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY-DAYTONA BEACH Donor Carley James= Jennifer Jacobs Laurence Kirsten Miskovich= Heather Noftall

Theta Pi CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY Donor Shilpa Appurubugatha= Anna Baumheckel= Anna Birg= Kelsey Bizzell= Kasey Bramlitt Kathleen Branscum= Erica Cofield= Bailea Coleman= Cali Copsey= Rachel Depperschmidt= Jessica Dunn= Sarah Dunnavant= Nadia Earle= Hannah Evon= Kathleen Gillon Melissa Woods Hasselle Brooke Joyce= Tierney Kizer= Caroline Lawrence= Jennifer Lo= Jennifer Pearman= Kristina Reyes= Daryl Stephens= Melissa Potosky Surles Maggie Thompson= Cameron Volpe= Amanda Willhite= Erika Yates=

Theta Rho CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITYSAN MARCOS Donor Lavena Abhay= Amy Burrola= Jenica Caruso= Joanne Cayabyab= Judy Chan= Deana Cheetham= Elizabeth Contreras= Michelle Davis= Kristen Foster= Sonya Gutierrez= Cassondra Hale= Danielle Holzmann= Karlie Hopkins= Brittney Kitchens= Alexandra Kuipers= Laura LaManna= Catherine Martin= Ashle Martinez=

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Alexa McQueen= Deborah Norton+ Taylor Rapp= Samantha Redmond= Natalie Reed= Savanah Shick= Gillian Dixon Simcox+ Nicole Thill= Ashley Uranga= Stephanie Warshaw= Stacy Ford Werth+

Theta Sigma UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Donor Alexis Brewster= Sage Moody Andrea Rosselli Stefanie Scalish= Amy Bransford Smith Nicole Valdes+ Shanna Wales=

Theta Tau MARIAN UNIVERSITY Donor Stephanie Hayden Carolina Herrera= Megan Ramm=

Theta Upsilon YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Taylor Carkido= Julia Colecchi= Crystal Gianetti= Anna Kolar= Katherine Petrosky=

Theta Phi UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM Donor Suzanne Coco= Jeanne Cosgrove Danielle Dawkins= Stacy Cardwell Gay Sierra Geer= Megan Givens Rachel Hughes= Jordan Ladnier= Emily Bearden Posey Shelby Young=

Theta Chi UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO Donor Julia Baird= Danielle Beaverson Jillian Fabo= Khayla Finnegin= Acadia Fisher= Rhianna Gattshall= Alexandra Hayton= Mary Heffern= Britney Kimbler Megan Lemke= Audree Porter= Sarah Smith= Fall | Winter 2013

Jennie Vetter= Carrie Wolfrum

Theta Psi DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Donor Angela Dunnham= Sophia Vazquez=

Theta Omega NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Cheyenne Amaro= Staci Delfin= Amber Dube= Jade Dukeminier= Stephany Flores= Christina Foster= Erin Mondy= Tiffiny Perales= Katherine Quaintance= Maryah Shewcraft=

Iota Alpha GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Donor Sarah Custer= Nicole Falkenburry= Bridget Geiger= Megan Foster Harrison Aubrey May= Nicole Mayaen= Megan Morgenstein= Amanda Rathjen= Katharine Smith= Victoria Stotzer= Taylor Thornton=

Iota Beta CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY STANISLAUS Donor Arielle Arias= Moriah Bettencourt= Sarah Peckham= Michelle Schuster= Stephanie Stevens= Jennifer Teicheira= Daisy Torres=

Iota Delta UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Donor Allyson Edwards= Bambi Hora Sydney Terry=

Iota Epsilon UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-LAS VEGAS Donor Stephanie Aisawa= Kayla Arnold= Rebecca Balduzzi= Heather Cooper= Cristina Davies= Sara Davies= Keiry Duran= Laura Ernst=

Barbara Farkas= Chelsea Fuchs= Lindsey Fujieki= Victoria Hollenbeck= Alyssa LoBello= Amy Lourenco= Myra Maldonado= Alexis Manning-Espinda= Ashtyn Marlow= Azalee Maslow= Beverly Mendez= Kristen Morgan= Nicole Nissen= Katelyn Orr= Stephanie Pasquale= Renata Rivera= Melissa Rubel= Lakena Rush= Claire Sporck= Amber Sypien= Sydney Zimmerman=

Iota Zeta WINGATE UNIVERSITY Donor Christina Bakker Tresa Cummins Jamie Helmke= Jessica Swaringen= Alexandria Yepsen=

Iota Eta UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-EL PASO Donor Noor Abushagur= Nancy Alcantar= Talina Avila= Valerie Bencomo= Kathryn Bohle= Ameli Bustamante= Courtnee Butler= Michelle Candelaria= Noraliz Casanova= Andrea Crespo= Stephanie Daw= Vanessa Daw= Angel De La Cruz= Stephanie De La Cruz= Brenda Diaz= Kimberly DuVernois= Abril Esquivel= Allissa Foster= Mariel Galarza= Melissa Garcia= Priscilla Grajeda= Yaisah Granillo= Rebecca Gutierrez= Jacklyn Hernandez= Renata Isa= Haley Jancowski= Alejandra Jaquez= Diana Jayme= Alyssa Lemar= Valerie Lerma= Daniella Lucero= Jo Luna= Kristin Mena Ariel Moffeit= Judith Moncada= Gabriela Navar= Katherine Nielson=


Natalia Ojeda= Kelsey O’Leary= Estefania Olivas= Meagan Olivas= Thalia Ortiz= Alicia Palomares= Marissa Pantoja= Hanna Pena= Darlene Perdue= Erika Quiroz= Kimberly Rayos= Alex Reames= Cristina Reyes= Anissa Reynaud= Nikki Rodelas= Perla Salcedo= Valerie Saucedo= Emily Shahan= Kendall Sifuentes= Jizelle Silerio= Jessica Tellez

Iota Theta SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Britny Bauer= Catherine Brown= Zuri Coleman= Kailei Craft= Cynthia Dumont= Melissa Dupree= Bailey Fox= Amanda Benson Hicks+ Rachel Lundgren= Jeshondria McCrary= Heather Tellez= Ariyanna White= Daphne Wright*=

Iota Iota GREENSBORO COLLEGE Donor Krista Connelly Elaine Hankins Madeline Williams=

Iota Nu MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY Donor Geena Basso= Brittney Penson= Nicolle Rodriguez= Lynsey Vivian=

Iota Xi WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Donor Sydney Baker= Brittany Ciesluk= Alyssa Corini= Mariana De Obaldia= Alyssa Donohue= Chloe Emery= Jennifer Hanley= Elizabeth Hennessey= Caitlin McMahon= Diana Nguyen=

Iota Omicron SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Kailey Hom= Heather Miller= Amy Schwab= Jennifer Walker= Brooke Zelnik=

Iota Pi COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Donor Tori Bowen= Emily DesRoches= Amanda Edgington= Jessica Georg= Shelby Santos= Lindsay Simpkins= Brittany Smith=

Iota Rho

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE Donor Elizabeth Krajnik=

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Donor Carly Evans= Michelle Gil= Lillian Hart= Alex Kaczmarek= Delaney Lux= Cecilia Peralta Annie Petroni= Kanani Sole= Emma Terrazas= Carli Thompson= Shivani Vakil= Sarah Wilhelm=

Iota Mu

Iota Sigma

Iota Kappa IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY Donor Amanda Donaldson= Cassidy Fernandez= Ashley-Grae Outsen=

Iota Lambda

LYCOMING COLLEGE Donor Megan Maiolo Eppleman Tanya Farr= Stephanie Goldberg= Raelyn Jackson= Shannon Pipes= Alyssa Riggle= Kerry Then= Susan Yerkes

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY Donor Amariah Baker= Jazel Barquero= Carrie Dawkins= Sarah Diorio= Taylor Dixon= Vanessa Fujimoto-Gomez= Rachel Hoffman=

Leila Khadrane= Rebecca Kiefer= Samantha Meacham= Donalyn Nillo= Julia-Grace Polich= Michelle Rich= Rebecca Servinsky= Naomi Simpson=

Alpha Deuteron Sisterhood Jackie Lyerly+ Donor Cornelia DeLee Lori Bruns Holt Janet McClish Wilson

Friends of Alpha Xi Delta Symphony George Brown, Jr. Verne Gooley^*+ Theta Gamma Corporation Board^+ Lombard Fred De Roode Lyles Foundation Omega Financial, Inc.+ Founders’ Giles Memorial Foundation Sisterhood Emily Waters Foundation Goodsearch.com Philip Hendrickson Denny Moller^ Donor Vicki Aardema Mickie Abell Dawn & Joe Adams Kelly Albert Eileen Alegre Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Diana Alvarado Helen Amon George Andresen Anne Anguilm Anonymous Donor John Anthony Shafique Arnab Susan Axelrod= Renee Baker Timothy Baker Donna Barber Charles Barkman Stacey Barnes Karen Barton Debra Bayer Suzanne Beaudoin Nancy Beckley= Renee Beermann Margaret Bennett Robert Bergren Tedde Best Diane Bettencourt Sandy Bixler Donna & Jim Blair Laura Bogoslavsky+= Cheryl Borrelli Diane Brennan Laurie & Joseph Brofsky= Priscilla Bryant

Sally Budik Maryann Buettner Pam Burns Mark & Shannon Buschman Carla Butler Carla Cage Darlene Calhoun Ricardo Calvo Linda Canestro Julie Carey Theresa Carrigan Brenda Castellano Sheila Cecora Ann & George Cecys+ Central New Jersey Alumnae Panhellenic Association Baljit Chadha Mary Changlin Kathryn Checea Margaret Ciulla Cleveland Area Panhellenic Association Doreen Cohen Randi Coles= Cinthia Cook= Lori Craig Thomas & Kimberly Crain= Kevin & Erin Creeden Pastor Crespo Elliott & Lisa Crews Daniel & Claudia Cruz Maite Cruz CSL Management, LLC Jeffrey Davis= Suzanne Davis Liliam De Rosa Kelli Dennis Larry DeSantis Kimberly DeStazio Robin Dever Cherie DiCesare Esther Dill= Cheryl DiNella John D’Sa Loucinda Dundas Joan Tyrrell Durej Bonnie Edwards Monica Edwards Sheila Edwards Jennifer Elliott= Kelli Eriksen Roberto Escobar Jo Ann Evon Wendy Eymez Robin Fabo Michael & Lisa Fawcett Ken Ferden Kristina Ferris Verna Fersch Denise Fesmire Lisa Fletcher Roger Fleury Doug Fluhart Stephanie Fluhart Mary Flynn Beth Ford= Cathy Forrester The Frat Collection Rachelle Freiburger Teresa Fugatt Phil Gallagher www.alphaxidelta.org

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Foundation Karen Galvan Gamma Phi Beta Members Susan Garbatini Avelino Garcia Noela Garcia Kylee Gazzigli Ann Girard Richard Giza= Pat Gleason= Susan Godsil Debbie Godt Stephen Goldhar Barbara Graczyk Annemarie Gray Sandra Greising Tom & Stephanie Guy Peggy Hagaman Chris Hagler Stephanie Holliday Harleman Patricia Harman Donna Harmon Tracie Harris Amy Haskins Julie Hatcher Vanessa Haycock Debra Hayes Holly Henry Carlotta Herman Angie Herron Catherine Hicks Rita Higgins Phyllis Hill Misty Hobart Denise Hoffman Brigitte Hofmeister Karen Holeva Tammy Hollis Donna Holzmann Raymond & Patricia Horoho Gina Howard James Howe= Tommy Hudgins Jodi Hudspeth Donna Hughes= John Huntley Shari Irlbeck Susan Jackson Mark, Liz & Lucas Jacob Kelly Jelensperger Mary Jennings David & Polla Johnson= Jeff & Delinda Johnson Sandra Johnson Valerie Johnson= Julie Johnston Antoinette Jones Gail Jones Loretta Joyce Lola Judge Sandra Jurs= Dan & Lisa Kalinowski Betsy Kamienowski Janet Kasinski Kelty Kelley Susan Kinsey Ned Kirklin Ken Kohl Phyllis Krebs+= Antoinette Krencik

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Emily Kueter= Lisa Kurbis Chris Lada Monica Lash= Lori Lawlor Amy Lipham Steve & Tricia Loe+= Peyton Logeman Jon Longa Robert & Kelly Lotze= Vickie Lowe Deborah Lucy Virginia Lundy Michele MacDonald Alene Mangino Nicole Marien Matt Marino Dawn Martinelli Joan Masini Susan Mason= Jane Mattoon DeLayne Maxwell Sarah McArdle Robert & Ann McClelland+= Rosemary McDermott Sandra McKnight Mark McManaman Catherine McSweeney Barbara Medeiros Kathy Medlock= Robin Meinert= Patricia Miller Teresa Miller Jack Miranda Gabrielle Moon Monday Bridge Club Monterey Bay Area National Alumnae Panhellenic John & Kelly Morehouse Dena Moritz Teresa Moro Alyson Morrison Leslie Moscow David Mott Judy Munden Joyce Munzer Cathee Murray Jeanne Murry Leah Nabors Stephanie Nady Diane Nazimek= Dan Nilsen Teresa Nirenstein Karen Nystrom James O’Brien Phyllis & Paul O’Brien Beth Olney Jill & David O’Neil Marcie O’Neil Robin & Blair Orr Mary Ortman Kevin O’Sullivan Kim & Kurk Paleka Arleen Pasko Debbie Paxson Dalene Perdue Connie Perez+ Lisa Peterson Sam Pettigrew

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Ronald & Signe Pettit= Susan Piccari= Julie Pieper Jill Pierce Mercedes Pierre Debra Pless Anna Poulos Jeanette Powers Julie Prasek Patricia Prewitt Sara Price Linda Prybil Christine Pustolski Debby Pyle Edie Radtke Elaine Raines Jose Ramos Terri Ramsey Kim Reid Karen Reilly Karen Reshes Sheila Rhodes Ann Richart= Annmarie Roark Eleanor Roberts Mark Robillard Teresa Robinson+= Lori Roche Zonia Rodriguez Karen Newell Rogers Maryann Rogers Judy Rollins Jeffrey & Cindy Ruben Cindy Ruggeri Amy Sarver-Cihon Mustafa Savasan Joan Scherr Susan Schuengel Kevin Scott Suzzann Seaborn Jill Selchert Sarah Sexton Leslie Shablin Farzaneh Shahriari Barbara Shangraw Amy Sherrer Nancy Small Lisa Smelley Jeff Smith Patty Snyder Jeff Solomon John Spann Skip Spearman David Spencer Elisa Sperduto Christian Startz Joan Steffen Suzanne Steiner= Phil & Susan Steinhofer= Suzanne Stephenson Jayne Stickman Pamela Stieb Claire Stilwell Siobhan Stoddard Lisa Stovall Sharon Struthers Debbie Stuckly Jana Sullivan Stephen Swider

Nanette Tabak Kay & Peter Taraschi Fariba Tayefeh Rosemary Taylor David & Judith Teetsell= Yvette Terstriep Donna Therrien Gerald & Loretta Thomas+= Stephanie Thomas= Julie Tisera Lisa Tornabene Pamela Trempe Selena Tucker Laura Ullman Pamela Utterback Cynthia Vacovsky Timothy & Karma Vance= Anne-Lee Vandenbussche Steven & Jean Vandeveer= Torrie Vann Christine Vatuone Mike & Lori Vieceli Jeff Vigh Lauren Volpe George Vozeolas Rick Wachal Julia Wade Michelle Wallace Mary Walters Carrie Welch= Laurie Wesolowicz Constance Westhoff Tatiana Whitby Rosaria White= Chris Wiedenhoeft Andrea Wikstrom Kim Wilkerson Cherrie Williams Deb Williams Dotie Williams Elois Williams Mark Williams Mark & Ann Williams Vicki Williams Nancy Wilson= Cheryl Winfrey Andre & Julia Wu Kevin & Marsha Yarnell Debbie Yates Ilene Cohen Zackaroff Audrey & Chris Zehr Lynn Zelinski Stephen Zengel Cheryl Zielinski Tom Zimmerman Sharon Zimmermann


The Foundation thanks the following Sisters and friends demonstrating the highest level of commitment by donating $120 or more to the Foundation between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The following list reflects annual giving totals to all Foundation funds. Annual Giving Circles Presidents’ $2,500+ Quill $1,000-$2,499 Pearl $500-$999 Rose $250-$499 Anniversary $120-$249 * Deceased donor

Presidents’ Jean Busby Beard, Purdue University Margaret Bozarth, Monmouth College Jean Smith Clark, Pennsylvania State University Marcella Smucker Clark, Ohio Wesleyan University Carol Schrepel Cope, University of Nebraska Kearney* Fred De Roode, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Frances Smith Gooley, Oregon State University* Verne Gooley, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta* Marilyn Herbes Horner, University of Nebraska at Omaha Mary Danforth King, University of Wisconsin* Elizabeth Sacksteder LaClair, University of Mount Union Lyles Foundation, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Werdna Baird McClurkin, Centenary College of Louisiana* Jacqueline Fonder Pechette, Syracuse University Lydia Theurer Pfund, Stetson University* Pauline Dale Platt, Gettysburg College Patricia Prince, University of Illinois Lee Wayne Riddle, University of Oklahoma* Theta Gamma Corporation Board, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Linda Barton Wiens, Kansas State University

Quill Kristin Olson Billingsley, Sonoma State University Bonnie Baker Blish, University of California-Los Angeles Patrice Orr Blum, University of North Carolina-Asheville Dianne Plattenburg Botefuhr, Northern Michigan University Barbara Brisbine, University of South Dakota Kathryn Yager Brown, Monmouth College

George Brown, Jr., Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Evonne Carawan, North Carolina State University Elizabeth de Jong, Bethany College Deanna Wollam Detchemendy, California State University, Northridge Giles Memorial Foundation, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Jane Dunlap Gaby, University of Tennessee Elysia Balster Gallivan, University of South Dakota Martha Geppert, University of Illinois Margaret Payne Greene, Stetson University Diane Curtis Gregory, Wittenberg University Margaret Miesiaszek Griffith, Western Carolina University Michelle Soderquist Hartnett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Regina Willis Hawkins, Jacksonville State University Philip Hendrickson, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Mary Louise Haymaker Hill, Purdue University Jennifer Emerick Kuntz, University of Northern Iowa Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, Case Western Reserve University Julie Lambert, Oregon State University Jennifer Bellas Lee, Old Dominion University Heather Roberts Lerch, Rider University Wendy Kurtz Levine, Indiana University Kendra Becker Lewis, Purdue University Bonnie Eiker Lightcap, Susquehanna University Deborah Fenwick Maas, Marshall University Charlotte West Martin, University of Georgia Karolee Bunnie Wybenga Olsen, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omega Financial, Inc., Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Rebecca Richter Perrett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beth Henning Polizzotto, University of Illinois Nancy Drenan Prendergast, The Ohio State University Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Elizabeth Stuckert Ray, University of Kentucky Christina Robertson, University of West Georgia Janice Zajac Sayatovic, Syracuse University Alice Bliss Schmutz, University of Mount Union* Tana Sterrett Scott, Middlebury College Leslie Storey, Texas Wesleyan University Jane Hooper Sutton, Western Carolina University Marilyn Atwood Terry, University of California-Berkeley Julia Naftzger Van Sickle, Purdue University Cheryl Johnson Weldon, Georgia Institute of Technology Nealy Patty Wheat, University of West Georgia Dorothy Sheldon Williams, Western Carolina University Shirley Albrecht Winckler, University of Iowa Linda Bernd Wrench, Indiana University

Pearl Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Sharon Ploch Bassler, Purdue University Danielle Beaverson, University of Toledo Nancy Polk Bogenrief, Drake University Denise Neill Bowers, University of North Texas Vicki Moore Capadona, Purdue University

Alice Pishan Croner, Monmouth College Emily Waters Foundation, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Olive Gabriel Faries, Western Kentucky University* Marguerite Frick, Georgia Institute of Technology Anneliese Hallsten, Stetson University Amy Williams Hopkins, Iowa Wesleyan College Kelley Kitta Hundt, Georgia Institute of Technology Sally Haislip Hutchinson, West Virginia University Carrie Kashawlic, Ohio Northern University Jean Koza Leider, University of Iowa Robin Hartman Lock, University of Texas Nell Stephenson Lynch, Georgia Institute of Technology Katherine Listwan Martin, University of Florida Megan McGowen, California State University, Northridge Sandra Morrison, San Diego State University Sheri Edwards O’Connell, University of Maryland Diana Twomey Oldag, Pennsylvania State University Eleanor Taylor Paulman, Frostburg State University Beverly Case Rorer, University of Pennsylvania Marianne Moritz Russo, California State University, Northridge Jane Wilkens Schroeder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Charlotte Swanson Shade, Northwestern University Susan Bostwick Shiring, University of Mount Union Rhonda Shives, Louisiana State University Elisabeth Beck Stuller, Eastern Washington University Elizabeth Topkis, University of California-Los Angeles

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Foundation Rose Linda Foster Absalom, Old Dominion University Diane Andrich, University of Northern Colorado Anna Boyer Barnwell, Southeast Missouri State University Ilene Geiger Berg, University of Hartford Marcia Bowles Brown, Missouri Valley College Donna Shaw Burton, Florida State University Vicki Postas Byrne, University of Northern Colorado Michelle Groce Cahoon, University of Illinois Suzanne Cantando, University of North Carolina-Asheville Courtney Caron, California State University-Fresno Beth Cohen, Pennsylvania State University Marilyn Cowger, University of Nebraska at Omaha CSL Management, LLC, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Ilda Lunan Deming, University of Maryland Rigby Guiney Duncan, Marshall University Judy Erickson, Iowa State University Courtney Hankins Fluty, Texas State University-San Marcos The Frat Collection, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Yallah Gault, University of Mount Union Joan Peres Hansen, California State University-Fresno Katherine Hanson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Judith Wilson Harrell, East Carolina University Myrna Osborne Hixson, Ohio Wesleyan University Audrey Huthwaite, Frostburg State University Selma Jabaley, Georgia Institute of Technology Karen Owens Jacobs, Georgia Institute of Technology Marlene Labenz-Hough, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Suzanne Abbott Lesiak, Bethany College Sonja Lowry, Monmouth College Linda Sammons Lugar, West Virginia University

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Jackie Lyerly, Alpha Deuteron Susan Eicher Mamber, Kent State University Karen King McConnell, Knox College Pamela McVeigh, University of Illinois Cheryl Eby Miller, University of Nebraska at Omaha Sylvia Jennings Moore, San Diego State University Rebecca Neilson, Frostburg State University Karen Ogorzalek, Monmouth College Justine L. Lougee Olive, University of New Hampshire Danica Vanasse Olson, Marquette University Janet Rogers Larson Page, University of Illinois Ann Gronewold Percy, Michigan State University Suzanne Petru, Northwestern University Tracy Borlaug Pursell, University of Northern Iowa Lenn Reed, Georgia State University Nadine Roberts, Frostburg State University Deborah Johnson Robertson, Texas State University-San Marcos Sandra Keim Shackelford, University of Georgia Janice Gertz Shedd, Ferris State University Sarah Miller Smith, The Ohio State University Sharon Smith, University of Texas Mary Ruth Hadley Snyder, Purdue University Lois Osenberg Streed, Purdue University Michelle Hiebel Todzy, Northern Michigan University Kathryn Kuechenmeister Vaughan, University of Wisconsin Amy Falkenberg Warner, Georgia State University Theda Whelan Wendel, Kansas State University Kathryn Westlake, Ohio Northern University Kim Creager Wilver, The Ohio State University Susan Winckler, University of Iowa Susan Gibble Wolf, Gettysburg College Ilene Cohen Zackaroff, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta

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Anniversary Anne Rienstra Abendroth, San Diego State University Marcia Brink Adair, Monmouth College Mary Anders Adams-Smith, The Ohio State University Beth Harsch Altenkirch, Purdue University Patricia Bunting Angelici, University of Iowa Mary Reed Arnold, Michigan State University Karen Runninger Barney, Thiel College Lorinda Beach Bartell, Bowling Green State University Janice Sheldon Baumback, University of Washington Dorothy Borneman Bell, Syracuse University Bonnie Untereiner Bjork, University of South Dakota Camilla Olson Blakeslee, Drake University Marcia Boden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Susan Barrett Boelke, Monmouth College Jill Foster Bortel, Defiance College Marguerite Boslaugh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Joanne Walker Bowie, West Virginia University Michelle Wise Brennan, Rochester Institute of Technology Melissa Rios Brown, University of Texas Susan Brown-Maunder, University of Washington Peggy Lippitt Buckles, Parsons College Susan Buckles, Monmouth College Kathleen Burns, Purdue University Diane Gmoser Byrne, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Tracey Cannon, University of New Orleans Sherry Knight Carrothers, University of Nebraska at Omaha Kathleen Burke Clark, University of Maryland Ann Spalding Cochran, Georgia Southern University Susan Tompkins Commeree, University of Washington Katie Sullivan Corrigan, Elon University Alveris Bonnell VanFleet Corson, University of Michigan

Patricia Cody Cox, University of Kentucky Luella Bruhn Cozad, University of South Dakota Colette Crown, Northern Illinois University Kathryn Kitta Culbreth, Georgia Institute of Technology Helen Geyer Czenkusch, Indiana University Dorothy Davis, University of Mount Union Sandra Priebe Day, Frostburg State University Linda Desorcie, Michigan State University Dorothy Drolet Dirks, University of Illinois Donna Howell Doerler, Centenary College of Louisiana Becky Fenstermaker Druetzler, Purdue University Ann Martin Durkos, Purdue University Theresa Dvorak, University of Iowa Dorothy Hendel Ebi, University of Illinois Linda Beia Elliott, Northwestern University Margaret Larsen Fazzio, University of Northern Colorado Melinda Frank, The Ohio State University Nancy Fehrmann Gainer, Iowa State University Denise Valdez-Soto Garcia, Southwestern University Jayne McLaren Gaw, Northwestern University Sondra McQuillan Goar, Kansas State University Sharon De Vore Gonzalez, Florida State University Goodsearch.com, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Joanne Deimel Granier, Louisiana State University Allison James Green, Albion College Bethany Cain Green, Alma College Rebecca Gutierrez, Sonoma State University Alice Bailey Halberstadt, Culver Stockton College Nancy Wilhite Haldrup, Northwestern University Jill Harley, University of Illinois Betsey McConoughey Harvey, Purdue University Mary Armbrust Harvey, Centenary College of Louisiana


Anne Wilson Hemingway, Thiel College Melanie Holwood, West Chester University Emma Stewart Hood, Centenary College of Louisiana Sherry Lamoreux Humphrey, Kansas State University Michele Barone Hunn, University of Maryland Micaela Isler, University of Texas Margaret Cox Johnson, West Liberty University Lauren Jolly, Indiana University Shellie Healey Kalinsky, University of Maryland Nancy Akers Kaney, Purdue University Victoria Schryburt King, Hillsdale College Denise Kipfstuhl, University of Mount Union Ann Schmiedicke Klemm, Purdue University Judith Sellevold LaBreche, University of Michigan Ginny Lakin, University of NebraskaLincoln Patricia Parker Lander, University of Washington* Barbara Lindblom, Albion College Allison Lindsly, Auburn University Helen Duell Livingston, Indiana University Melissa Mangione Ludwig, Georgia Institute of Technology Carolyn Puzak Luken, St. Cloud State University Roberta Smith Machata, Northern Michigan University Teddi Mackelden, University of Alabama Martha Atkins Magnuson, Auburn University Celia Samaras Maneatis, University of California-Berkeley Regina Todero Mangine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Caroline Stephenson Marciano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sharon McCone, Henderson State University Patricia Peebles McDonald, Villanova University Claire Stoltenberg McKinzie, University of Iowa Julia Caldwell Mitchell, Northwestern University Sara Elsbury Morgan, Purdue University Elizabeth Barber Murray, University of Michigan

Cara Lyon Newham, Missouri Valley College Kathleen Nicol, University of Kentucky Susan Nilsen, California State University-Northridge Deborah Norton, California State University-San Marcos Mary Jane Pierce Norton, Lyon College Rebecca O’Bryon, University of North Carolina at Asheville Jean Lundberg Olson, University of Wisconsin - Superior Gail Hanson Olt, University of Pennsylvania Mildred Fiksdal O’Neill, University of South Dakota Gail Schaum Overby, Northwestern University Judith Michael Pachmayer, Kent State University Joan Sample Paulson, University of California-Berkeley Elizabeth Eberle Payette, California State University-Fresno Powers Peterson, Northwestern University Lori Plazinski, University of Maryland Kristine Polo, University of Florida Julie Uehling Popken, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kathleen Downing Pownall, Kent State University Doris Cannell Price, Ohio Wesleyan University Tammy Tuley Purves, Georgia Institute of Technology Cynthia Hardisty Reynolds, Iowa Wesleyan College Julie Robinson, Southeast Missouri State University Susan Robinson, Frostburg State University Erin Craven Rosenthall, Case Western Reserve University Mary Ortmann Ryan, Southeast Missouri State University Becki White Sandell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Barbara Grow Schanzle, Ohio University Sharon Schendel, Indiana University Joan Conover Schroeder, Kansas State University Sally Schuck, Iowa Wesleyan College Linda Dornbusch Schuessler, Texas State University San Marcos Janet Lahti Schultze, Iowa State University

Joan Schwartz, Binghamton University Margaret Daugherty Shaffer, Kent State University Patricia Williams Shires, Ohio Wesleyan University Elaine Bushart Sievert, Cornell University Claudette Smith, Jacksonville State University Leigh Smitley, West Virginia University Nyla Orr Snodgrass, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Margery DeLamatre Sorenson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lucinda Spaney, Marietta College Janice Royer Sparks, Florida State University Judith Dierdorff Stehley, Kansas State University Doris Kenninger Stump, Purdue University Melissa Masso Swanson, University of Texas Pamela Knoebel Tate, San Diego State University Leslie Wallace Taylor, Auburn University Gerald & Loretta Thomas, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Bettina Geyer Thompson-Erickson, Marietta College Diane Ditta Thornton, University of Texas Veronica Pontarelli Toussaint, University of Illinois Diane Faber Treadway, University of Rhode Island Betty French Unkel, The Ohio State University Carol Mayer Utter, Cornell University Barbara Guyer VanCura, Monmouth College Kira Vurlicer, Southwestern University Bridget Molson Wachter, University of Illinois Diane Womack Walberg, University of Texas Marijean Konopke Williams, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Joni Lindale Williamson, Drake University Sara Peck Wilson, Purdue University Lauren Windland, Northern Michigan University

Janice Nease Wittschiebe, Georgia Institute of Technology Penny Houck Woods, California State University-Fresno Diana Erpelding Wubbenhorst, University of Nebraska Kearney Pamela Wurster, Wittenberg University Betsie Keeler Zeedyk, Alma College

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Foundation Memorial Gifts The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation recognizes Memorial Gifts given from January 1, 2013, through August 15, 2013. Louise Archer, Carroll University by Jane Brockway Archer, Parsons College Ann Robinson Baird, Frostburg State University by Susan Robinson, Frostburg State University Carol Lenzi Baumhauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania by Phyllis Rochelle Forte, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Betty Nichols Blosser, West Virginia University by Linda Sammons Lugar, West Virginia University Karen Shafer Chacon, University of Nebraska Kearney by Linda Carskadon Schutte, University of Nebraska Kearney Eleanor Woods Crane, Alpha Deuteron by Indianapolis, IN Alumnae Association Carol Brown Davis, University of Texas by Patricia Taylor Canavan, University of Texas Martha O’Neal DeLee, Centenary College of Louisiana by Cornelia DeLee, Alpha Deuteron Dorothea Wells Dial, daughter of Joyce Dial Ubl, Ohio Wesleyan University by Virginia Drick Messing, Ohio Wesleyan University Evelyn Gibbs Dice, Northwestern University by Gail Schaum Overby, Northwestern University Mary Knapp Dinard, Syracuse University by Jane Barlow Bauer Donegan, Syracuse University Nancy Reissfelder Hoppe, Syracuse University Dorothy Leonard, Syracuse University Walta Williams Parfitt, Syracuse University Martha Bay Reynolds, Syracuse University Bobbi Foust Stoll, Syracuse University Laura Jane Dingler, Southern Polytechnic State University by Atlanta-North Metro, GA Alumnae Association Phyllis Borkowski Eckman, Purdue University by Jeanette Jinks Horrall, Purdue University Olive Gabriel Faries, Western Kentucky University by Paige Faries, Western Kentucky University Peggy Smothers Gluski, University of Michigan Indianapolis, IN Alumnae Association Kim Starr, University of Kentucky Mary Nutt Flander, University of Washington by Liz Barber Murray, University of Michigan Rita Downing Fowler, Indiana University by Jeanette Jinks Horrall, Purdue University Indianapolis, IN Alumnae Association Doris Anne McNary Onken, Purdue University Betty French Unkel, The Ohio State University Bobbie May Wood, Indiana University Wendy Galvin, University of Hartford by Ilene Geiger Berg, University of Hartford

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Joann Giles, University of South Dakota by Ramona Fiksdal Bowden, University of South Dakota

Kathleen Donnelly Kelly, University of Washington by Betty Fideler Dale, University of South Dakota

Charlotte Clark Glynn by Cynthia Clark Crock, Iowa State University

Mary Danforth King, University of Wisconsin by Bloomington-Normal, IL Alumnae Association

Barbara Blaine Grothe, Kansas State University by Mary Tutt Allgire, Kansas State University

James Kuntz, husband of Helen Hartley Kuntz by Helen Hartley Kuntz, Ohio Wesleyan University

John Guinan, father of Brenda Guinan by Brenda Guinan, Albion College

Anna-Marie Charlotte Lerch, daughter of Heather Roberts Lerch by Central New Jersey Alumnae Panhellenic Association Heather Roberts Lerch, Rider University Eleanor Roberts, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta

Shirley Parker Hardin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln by Dorothy Steele McKeever, University of Nebraska at Omaha Hermann J. Hassig, father of Ellen Hassig, California State University, Northridge by Susan Leeds-Horwitz, California State University, Northridge Jin Kim Hawkins, University of Kansas by Heidi Peirce, University of Kansas Betsy Brann Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin by Philip Hendrickson, husband of Betsy Brann Hendrickson Grandma Herbst, grandmother of Michele Herbst Evink, South Dakota State University by Kim Starr, University of Kentucky Robert Edward Herndon, husband of Kitty Faries Herndon, Western Kentucky University by Indianapolis, IN Alumnae Association Marian Machamer Hoke, Kent State University by Marian Hoke Knipfer, University of Mount Union Judy Bethke Holle, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by Kathy Gerke Beaver, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Barbara Reinmuth Holloman, University of Maryland by Chesapeake, MD Alumnae Association Sandy Priebe Day, Frostburg State University Audrey Huthwaite, Frostburg State University Donna Moxley Isaacs, Frostburg State University Susan Robinson, Frostburg State University Harriet Hitchcock Holtman, The Ohio State University by Edna Talbot Kidd, University of Tennessee Carol Smith Hopkins, Monmouth College by Pinellas County, FL Alumnae Association Cherri Suit Hose, University of Nebraska Kearney by Linda Carskadon Schutte, University of Nebraska Kearney

Barbara Magnuson, University of Nebraska at Omaha by Jane Schauss, University of Mount Union Gloria Slagle McGrath-Aden, University of Nebraska Kearney by Linda Carskadon Schutte, University of Nebraska Kearney Linda McMahan, University of Texas by Patricia Taylor Canavan, University of Texas Beverly Keister Morlok-Finger, Coe College by Eleanor Richardson Lyons, University of Kentucky Kay Thurman, Washington University Juana Muniz, University of Texas-El Paso by Kristin Mena, University of Texas-El Paso Margaret Thompson Murphy, West Virginia University by Celeste Nabers Douglass, University of Alabama Rudy Oras, father of Barbara Oras Blatchford, Northern Illinois University by Cindy Rossi Kass, Northern Illinois University Kim Starr, University of Kentucky Zelma Patchin, University of Oklahoma by Jill Shrontz Tenzythoff, Oklahoma State University Marilyn Herbertz Payne, Culver Stockton College by Sally Schuck, Iowa Wesleyan College Jane Berkey Peterson, University of Washington by Carol Woodworth Root, University of Wisconsin Harriett Wiedebusch Raese, West Virginia University by Alpha Xi Delta House Association Helen Banda Ralsten, Marshall University by Nancy Miller Lince, Marshall University

Laura Houren by Lisa Lanier, University of North Texas

Alice Sutherland Rividan, Monmouth College by Lois Gradous Myers, Monmouth College

Althea Field Huthwaite, Frostburg State University by Pam Gardiner Enger, Frostburg State University Janet Gleason White, Frostburg State University

Lawrence & Opal Sabo, parents of Karen Sabo Indusi by Karen Sabo Indusi, LIU Post

Ruth Swart Kafes, University of Pennsylvania by Gail Hanson Olt, University of Pennsylvania

Gretchen Grove Saltz, Bowling Green State University by Nancy Brown Brockman, Bowling Green State University

Joan DeLamatre Kailey, University of NebraskaLincoln by Margery DeLamatre Sorenson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Carolyn Ferguson Sherrill, Western Carolina University by Dorothy Sheldon Williams, Western Carolina University

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Margaret Slocum, Georgia State University by Atlanta-North Metro, GA Alumnae Association Atlanta-South Metro, GA Alumnae Association Suzanne Macintyre Boylan, Georgia Institute of Technology Debbie Brockman, Georgia State University Patsy Fostvedt Chastain, University of West Georgia Susan Buhay Du Part, Western Kentucky University Rigby Guiney Duncan, Marshall University Norma Stewart Ford, Georgia State University Leah Heil, Georgia Institute of Technology Cenie Bagley Jackson, Georgia State University Linda Kotowski, Florida State University Danielle Lepley Lambert, Georgia State University Rene Trammell Lanier, Georgia State University Lesley Conway Maggiore, Georgia State University Lynette Raville Mathews, Georgia Institute of Technology Marsha Moore McOsker, Georgia State University Sara Pullis Molnar, Ferris State University Tracy Andersen Roberts, Georgia State University Alethia Bigbie Thompson, Georgia Institute of Technology Melissa Moore Townley, Georgia State University Gail Brooks Turk, Georgia State University Mary Neal Wall, Georgia Southern University Janice Nease Wittschiebe, Georgia Institute of Technology Nancy Durig Spayde, Bethany College by Margaret Cox Johnson, West Liberty University Martha Davies Stone, Randolph-Macon College by Jane Stone, Ohio Wesleyan University Lois Kopper Stump, Kansas State University by Samantha Sours Sample, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Madelyn Schroeder Sundquist, Purdue University by Alice Pishan Croner, Monmouth College Jeanette Jinks Horrall, Purdue University Liz Tarpey, Georgia Institute of Technology by Corey Aitken, Georgia Institute of Technology Sinclair Anderson, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Atlanta-North Metro, GA Alumnae Association

Shannon Barnes, Georgia Institute of Technology Amber Bennett, Georgia Institute of Technology Kathleen Bernhard, Georgia Institute of Technology Beth Blauvelt, Georgia Institute of Technology Casey Bowden, Georgia Institute of Technology Bethany Burton, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Mike & Keli Davies, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Susan Davies, Georgia Institute of Technology Laura Dikman, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Kathleen Duffy, Georgia Institute of Technology Rigby Guiney Duncan, Marshall University Sarah Eck, Georgia Institute of Technology Marissa Fisher, Georgia Institute of Technology Robyn Flegal, Georgia Institute of Technology Bill & Penny Flegal, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Kathryn Fulk, Georgia Institute of Technology Laura Kitashima Giglio, Georgia Institute of Technology Jonathan Grobani, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Lindsey Hubbard, Georgia Institute of Technology Jess Hunt, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Caroline Johnson, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Pat & Rick Kerns, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Jessica LaForge, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Rebecca Larsen, Georgia Institute of Technology Megan Lebanowski, Georgia Institute of Technology Stacey Mahaffey, Georgia Institute of Technology Kay Kinney McKenna, Georgia Institute of Technology Alex Monroe, Georgia Institute of Technology Leigh Nash, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Josephine Nord, Georgia Institute of Technology Akhila Rajaram, Georgia Institute of Technology Renee Redington, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Laurie Reed, Georgia Institute of Technology Stacey Sarris Sapp, Georgia Institute of Technology Jarrett Skov, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Tabatha Pilgrim Thompson, Georgia Institute of Technology Joy Vaughan, Georgia Institute of Technology Kathryn Huitt Vernon, Georgia Institute of Technology Elizabeth Vila, Georgia Institute of Technology Sarah Walker, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta

Cheryl Johnson Weldon, Georgia Institute of Technology James Wells, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Janice Nease Wittschiebe, Georgia Institute of Technology Meagan Wood, Georgia Institute of Technology Marilyn Sloan Thompson, The Ohio State University by Jan Dorrough Austin, Wright State University by Dayton, OH Alumnae Association Carol Creed Wells, Ohio University by Carol Wells Paul, Ohio University Mary Wells, East Carolina University by Judyth Eargle Hustrulid, East Carolina University Candice Wicks by Lisa Lanier, University of North Texas Daphne Wright, Southern Polytechnic State University by Patsy Fostvedt Chastain, University of West Georgia Courtney Hankins Fluty, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos Amanda Benson Hicks, Southern Polytechnic State University Iota Theta Chapter, Southern Polytechnic State University Jackie Ryan, Southern Polytechnic State University Sandy Keim Shackelford, University of Georgia Isabelle Wright, mother of Bobbie Wright Lowe, Frostburg State University by Sandy Priebe Day, Frostburg State University Nieske Zwarensteyn Zabriskie, Michigan State University by Doris Bolton Knight, Washington University

Alumnae Association Donors The Foundation thanks the following alumnae associations who made donations between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The following list reflects annual giving totals to all Foundation funds.

Quill

Anniversary

Donor

$1,000-$2,499 Northern Virginia, VA

$119-$249 Ann Arbor, MI Atlanta-South Metro, GA Birmingham, AL Bloomington-Normal, IL Chesapeake, MD Chicago North Shore, IL Cincinnati, OH Dayton, OH Lincoln, NE Maryland Metro, MD Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Orlando, FL Pikes Peak Area, CO Pinellas County, FL Tucson, AZ

Akron, OH Arlington, TX Auburn-Opelika, AL Austin, TX BayArea Houston-Galveston, TX Bowling Green, OH Brandon Riverview, FL Buffalo, NY Cedar Rapids, IA Chicago Northwest Suburbs, IL Chicago-West Towns, IL Cleveland, OH Corvallis, OR Dallas, TX Detroit, MI

Pearl $500-$999 Denver, CO

Rose $250-$499 Atlanta-North Metro, GA Indianapolis, IN Seattle, WA

Diablo Valley, CA El Paso Del Norte, TX Fresno, CA Greater Boston, MA Greater Milwaukee Area, WI Greater Rhode Island Houston, TX Las Vegas, NV Little Rock, AR Napa, CA New Orleans, LA Newark-Granville, OH North San Diego County, CA Northern New Jersey, NJ Oklahoma City, OK Palm Beach, FL Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ Pittsburgh, PA Sacramento, CA Saginaw Valley, MI Salt Creek, IL San Fernando Valley, CA Southern Maine, ME St. Louis, MO Stanislaus, CA Tallahassee, FL Tampa, FL Tidewater, VA Western North Carolina, NC Western Wayne County, MI Youngstown, OH

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Foundation Chapter Donors The Foundation thanks the following chapters who made donations between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. The following list reflects annual giving totals to all Foundation funds.

President’s $2,500+ Theta Xi, Florida International University

Quill $1,000-$2,499 Theta Sigma, University of Central Florida

Pearl $500-$999 Sigma, University of Iowa Tau, University of New Hampshire Psi, The Ohio State University Alpha Beta, Cornell University Alpha Eta, Purdue University Beta Lambda, Pennsylvania State University Gamma Eta, Georgia Institute of Technology Gamma Phi, East Carolina University Epsilon Pi, Jacksonville State University Theta Beta, Sonoma State University Theta Gamma, University of Delaware Theta Iota, Florida Atlantic University Theta Rho, California State University-San Marcos Theta Psi, Dartmouth College Iota Theta, Southern Polytechnic State University Iota Xi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rose $250-$499 Gamma, University of Mount Union Iota, West Virginia University

Rho, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Alpha Kappa, Kansas State University Beta Epsilon, Monmouth College Beta Mu, Bowling Green State University Beta Pi, Indiana University Beta Sigma, West Virginia Wesleyan College Gamma Beta, Marshall University Gamma Delta, University of Nebraska at Omaha Delta Mu, Old Dominion University Delta Nu, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Delta Xi, Georgia State University Delta Rho, California State University, Northridge Delta Tau, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Zeta Eta, West Chester University Zeta Xi, Auburn University Zeta Omega, University of West Georgia Theta Epsilon, Marquette University Theta Eta, Western Michigan University Theta Nu, Elon University Iota Alpha, George Mason University Iota Beta, California State University Stanislaus Iota Delta, University of Central Oklahoma Iota Eta, University of Texas-El Paso Iota Omicron, San Jose State University Iota Pi, Coastal Carolina University Iota Rho, DePaul University Iota Sigma, Virginia Commonwealth University

Anniversary $119-$249 Epsilon, University of South Dakota Beta Upsilon, University of Rhode Island Gamma Zeta, Eastern Michigan University Gamma Theta, East Tennessee State University Gamma Nu, Southeast Missouri State University Gamma Tau, Ohio Northern University Gamma Omega, Henderson State University

Delta Alpha, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Delta Kappa, Slippery Rock University Delta Chi, University of Northern Iowa Epsilon Alpha, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Epsilon Eta, South Dakota State University Epsilon Kappa, Western Kentucky University Epsilon Rho, University of Southern Maine Zeta Theta, Wright State University Zeta Iota, Lyon College Zeta Tau, University of North Carolina at Asheville Zeta Upsilon, Alma College Zeta Chi, University of North Carolina-Wilmington Theta Delta, Towson University Theta Pi, Christian Brothers University Theta Phi, University of Alabama at Birmingham Iota Epsilon, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Iota Zeta, Wingate University Iota Kappa, Idaho State University Iota Lambda, St. Norbert College Iota Mu, Lycoming College

Donor Delta, Bethany College Gamma Sigma, Thiel College Delta Epsilon, University of New Orleans Delta Zeta, LIU Post Delta Pi, Defiance College Epsilon Theta, West Liberty University Epsilon Xi, University of Missouri-St. Louis Epsilon Psi, Boise State University Theta Omicron, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Theta Tau, Marian University Theta Upsilon, Youngstown State University Theta Omega, New Mexico State University

Alpha Xi Delta Foundation Statement of Activities Year Ended on May 31, 2013. Support and revenue Contributions.........................................................................................................$205,783 Loyalty Fund..............................................................................................................191,638 Bad debt expense ....................................................................................................(14,677) Investment return.................................................................................................(736,768) Change in value of beneficial interest in charitable remainder trusts ....(15,486) Total Support and revenue ..............................................................................$1,134,998

Expenses Program Services..............................................................................$206,530 Management and General ................................................................121,046 Trustee and committee meetings ........................................................4,276 Fundraising ..........................................................................................152,036 Total Expenses ........................................................................................$483,888 Change in net assets............................................................................($651,110) Net assets, beginning of year ..........................................................$4,662,557 Net assets, end of year ......................................................................$5,313,667

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Honor Gift Listing The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation recognizes Honor Gifts given from January 1, 2013, through August 15, 2013.

Michelle Soderquist Hartnett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Cathy Ball Hehman, University of Texas

1985-86 Chapter Consultants by Ann Gronewold Percy, Michigan State University

by Kathy Moore Dwight, University of Texas

Alpha Eta Pledge Class of 1975, Purdue University

by Omega Financial, Inc.

by Kathleen Burns, Purdue University Alpha Kappa Chapter, Kansas State University by Kathy Nicklaus Owrey, Henderson State University

Amanda Hendry, University of Central Florida, March 2013 FVP of the Month

Isabel Hennessee, daughter of Tressa Hall Hennessee, Western Carolina University, for her birth by Stephanie Goodell, Western Carolina University

Alpha Xi Delta Pittsburgh Alumnae Members by Rose Vachon Kunkel Roarty, Ohio University Alpha Xi Delta Staff, Past & Present

Carolyn Hodgson, University of Delaware, January 2013 FVP of the Month by Omega Financial, Inc.

by Jackie Lyerly, Alpha Deuteron Iota Iota Chapter, Greensboro College Claressa Moreland Basile, Alpha Deuteron

by Krista Connelly, Greensboro College

by Lemar Moreland Frank, Purdue University Iota Mu Chapter, Lycoming College Breanna Bayer, Slippery Rock University by Evonne Carawan, North Carolina State University

by Susan Yerkes, Lycoming College Iota Zeta Class of ‘04, Wingate University by Christina Bakker, Wingate University

Evonne Carawan, North Carolina State University by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

Carrie Kashawlic, Ohio Northern University by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

Chesapeake, MD Alumnae Association, for their 40th anniversary by Pam Gardiner Enger, Frostburg State University Susan Robinson, Frostburg State University

Lorelie Kerr, daughter of Lauren Shepherd-Kerr, Southern Polytechnic State University by T.J. Merck Parker, Georgia Southern University

Delta Phi Chapter, University of Charleston

Marian Hoke Knipfer, University of Mount Union

by Doris Muller Burton, University of Charleston

by Monday Bridge Club

Sandi Edwards, University of Kentucky

Jennifer Emerick Kuntz, University of Northern Iowa

by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

by Indianapolis, IN Alumnae Association

Epsilon Pi Chapter, Jacksonville State University

Jennifer Bellas Lee, Old Dominion University

by Kathy Nicklaus Owrey, Henderson State University

by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

Suzanne Erickson, University of Texas

Nadine Leisz, Baldwin Wallace University

by Kathy Moore Dwight, University of Texas

by Margaret Payne Greene, Stetson University

Martha Geppert, University of Illinois

Marjie Gardner Mader, Southeast Missouri State University

by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

by Amy Holobyn, Indiana University South Bend Virginia Edsall Giffin, Denison University by Lucy Ward Bodnar, Stetson University

Sue Eicher Mamber, Kent State University by Carrie Kashawlic, Ohio Northern University

Dale & Barbara Warman Wilson Gilbertson, University of Michigan, for their 50th wedding anniversary

Isabel Bickett Marshall, Monmouth College, for her 99th birthday

by Krystn Gilbertson Aversa, Michigan State University

by Karen Ogorzalek, Monmouth College

Peggy Greene, Stetson University

Elena Marten, Pennsylvania State University, February 2013 FVP of the Month

by Laurie Howard Felton, University of Virginia

by Omega Financial, Inc. Meghan Griffith, daughter of Margaret Miesiaszek Griffith by Margaret Miesiaszek Griffith, Western Carolina University

Becky Allan Maurer, University of Iowa by Jamee Maurer Klein, University of Northern Iowa Geraldine McNamara Mayer, Ohio University by Charlotte Richards Forquer, Ohio University Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Alumnae Association by Pam Gardiner Enger, Frostburg State University Norma Matthews Morgan, Frostburg State University, for 50 years as an Alpha Xi Delta by Kelly Morgan Griffin, Frostburg State University Patricia Mohr Mueller, University of Mount Union by Cleveland Area Panhellenic Association Rachel Mullen, Christian Brothers University by Hilda Chase Mullen, Memphis State University Pat Neff by Morgan Neff, Kent State University Sheri Edwards O’Connell, University of Maryland by Evonne Carawan, North Carolina State University Sondra Hicks Pettus, Western Carolina University by Margaret Kiernan Witt, Western Carolina University Beth Henning Polizzotto, University of Illinois by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Susannah Prucka, Southwestern University by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Rho Centenniel 2012, University of Nebraska-Lincoln by Gina Todero Mangine, University of NebraskaLincoln Tessa Riley, Ohio Northern University by Sue Riley Fackler, The Ohio State University Rose Vachon Kunkel Roarty, Ohio University by Sandra Gurgon Brand, Pennsylvania State University Beverly Case Rorer, University of Pennsylvania, for her 60th anniversary by Bobbie Wright Lowe, Frostburg State University Lisa Janssens Rud, Iowa State University, for her birthday by Kay Thurman, Washington University Marianne Moritz Russo, California State University, Northridge by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Jane Wilkens Schroeder, University of NebraskaLincoln by Emily Wray Stander, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Emma Elizabeth Shettling, daughter of Jessica Guy Shettling, University of West Georgia, for her birth by T.J. Merck Parker, Georgia Southern University

April Martens, University of Nebraska at Omaha, December 2012 FVP of the Month by Omega Financial, Inc.

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Foundation Olivia Grace Shettling, daughter of Jessica Guy Shettling, University of West Georgia, for her birth by T.J. Merck Parker, Georgia Southern University Charlotte Slate, University of New Hampshire by Evonne Carawan, North Carolina State University Mary Ruth Hadley Snyder, Purdue University by Indianapolis, IN Alumnae Association Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

Leslie Storey, Texas Wesleyan University

Linda Bernd Wrench, Indiana University

by Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union

by Betty French Unkel, The Ohio State University

Jane Hooper Sutton, Western Carolina University by Andrea Wikstrom, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Chelsie Smith Woods, West Virginia Wesleyan College by Melinda Lapan, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Beginning with the 2012-2013 year, the Mary Burt Nash Society recognizes leadership donors stepping up to support Alpha Xi Delta Foundation by giving $1,000 or more annually. All unrestricted and restricted gifts count toward Mary Burt Nash Society recognition. Also recognized are the charter members who launched the Mary Burt Nash Society with a $5,000 commitment to the Loyalty Fund. Janice Sheldon Baumback, University of Washington Jean Busby Beard, Purdue University Kristin Olson Billingsley, Sonoma State University Bonnie Baker Blish, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles Patrice Orr Blum, University of North Carolina at Asheville Dianne Plattenburg Botefuhr, Northern Michigan University Margaret Bozarth, Monmouth College Barbara Brisbine, University of South Dakota Denise Brown, University of Northern Iowa Kathryn Yager Brown, Monmouth College George Brown, Jr., son of Ruth Fowler Brown, Ohio University Susan Bulkeley Butler, Purdue University Evonne Carawan, North Carolina State University Jean Smith Clark, Pennsylvania State University Marcella Smucker Clark, Ohio Wesleyan University Elizabeth de Jong, Bethany College Fred De Roode, son of Lou Ann La Roche DeRoode Pennsylvania State University Deanna Wollam Detchemendy, California State University, Northridge Sandi Edwards, University of Kentucky Jean Grommes Feehan, Northwestern University Jane Dunlap Gaby, University of Tennessee Elysia Balster Gallivan, University of South Dakota Martha Geppert, University of Illinois Giles Memorial Foundation, in memory of Ruth Fowler Brown, Ohio University Ellen Gibson Goodwin, West Virginia University Margaret Payne Greene, Stetson University Diane Curtis Gregory, Wittenberg University Margaret Miesiaszek Griffith, Western Carolina University

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Anneliese Hallsten, Stetson University Michelle Soderquist Hartnett, University of NebraskaLincoln Gina Willis Hawkins, Jacksonville State University Philip Hendrickson, husband of Elizabeth Brann Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin Mary Louise Haymaker Hill, Purdue University Marilyn Herbes Horner, University of Nebraska at Omaha Kelley Kitta Hundt, Georgia Institute of Technology Linda Kotowski, Florida State University Jeanne Regus Kuller, University of Maryland Jennifer Emerick Kuntz, University of Northern Iowa Wendy Kurtz, Indiana University Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, Case Western Reserve University Beth Sacksteder LaClair, University of Mount Union Julie Lambert, Oregon State University Jennifer Bellas Lee, Old Dominion University Jean Koza Leider, University of Iowa Heather Roberts Lerch, Rider University Kendra Becker Lewis, Purdue University Bonnie Eiker Lightcap, Susquehanna University Julie Schroder Lindsay, Marshall University Robin Hartman Lock, University of Texas Lyles Foundation Donor Advised Fund, in memory of Elizabeth Venemann Lyles, Purdue University Deborah Fenwick Maas, Marshall University Charlotte West Martin, University of Georgia Megan McGowen, California State UniversityNorthridge Karolee Bunnie Wybenga Olsen, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omega Financial, Inc. Jacqueline Fonder Pechette, Syracuse University

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Becky Richter Perrett, University of NebraskaLincoln Pauline Dale Platt, Gettysburg College Beth Henning Polizzotto, University of Illinois Nancy Drenan Prendergast, The Ohio State University Patricia Prince, University of Illinois Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Elizabeth Stuckert Ray, University of Kentucky Michelle Supplee Reda, Rider University Christina Robertson, University of West Georgia Beverly Case Rorer, University of Pennsylvania Marianne Moritz Russo, California State UniversityNorthridge Janice Zajac Sayatovic, Syracuse University Alice Bliss Schmutz, University of Mount Union Jane Wilkens Schroeder, University of NebraskaLincoln Tana Sterrett Scott, Middlebury College Mary Ruth Hadley Snyder, Purdue University Leslie Storey, Texas Wesleyan University Jane Hooper Sutton, Western Carolina University Marilyn Atwood Terry, University of CaliforniaBerkeley Theta Gamma Corporation Board Julia Naftzger Van Sickle, Purdue University Cheryl Johnson Weldon, Georgia Institute of Technology Nealy Patty Wheat, University of West Georgia Linda Barton Wiens, Kansas State University Dorothy Sheldon Williams, Western Carolina University Shirley Albrecht Winckler, University of Iowa Linda Bernd Wrench, Indiana University


From the Archives

IS THAT YOU? These Alpha Xi Delta Sisters documented their winter fun in the 1985 winter issue of The Quill! Unfortunately, there was no caption published with the photo, and we want to know who these Sisters are! If you can identify the Sisters in the photo, send us an email at quilleditor@alphaxidelta.org.

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Living Our Symphony

To Senegal By Ginny Carroll, Western Kentucky ’82, and founder of The Circle of Sisterhood

and Back H

ow does one describe a life changing experience? What word is there to use? I cannot find one that does justice to my experience in a small Senegalese village named Ndoffane Boure. I went there with 14 other sorority women to help break ground on the Circle of Sisterhood funded school. I came back forever changed. I was changed by the kind and giving community we became part of for six days and five nights; by people who have so little, yet gave us so much by welcoming us into their village and homes with open arms. We stood next to these villagers to break ground on their new school – we pickaxed, shoveled dirt, bent rebar, made bricks and hauled sand and gravel in buckets. There is no machinery, there is no electricity – they are building this school by hand, and they will continue to work hard to finish this project now that we have gone. When we were not on the worksite, we met with the chief, women’s groups and farmers to learn of their culture and customs. And wherever we went, we were surrounded by joyful and inquisitive children who worked alongside us to break ground on their new school. While I was in Senegal, I thought about my sorority experience as an Alpha Xi Delta, especially the day I wore my letters. It was our last day in the village and in the afternoon we spent several hours sitting in the company of many of the women of the village while they applied henna to our skin. It was a profound moment as I glanced over at the Trek Team – a group of fifteen sorority women from the United States all wearing their letters, too. I could not help but wonder what my Founders would think if they knew of this movement by sorority women to help girls around the world achieve education. I felt sure they would be pleased at how far the sorority movement has come and confident they would be happy to know that sorority women today are continuing their vision to diminish inequality in education. After all, that was the common issue our Founders were dealing with at the time of our founding and the reason sororities came to be. 69 The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta

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After spending six days and five nights in this small village with these gracious and loving people, I could not help but notice our common values manifested by the women of Ndoffane Boure – courage, graciousness, appreciation of one’s worth, a desire to be educated and comfort in their own sisterhood and the one they created with us. We even sang to each other – the women of the village to our Trek Team and the Trek Team to the women of the village – at the closing ceremony that night. The girls and young women of Ndoffane Boure are bright, insightful and so eager to learn. They wish more than anything to be educated so they can better their lives and the lives of their children. They want to be teachers, doctors and even fashion designers. They have so much potential and they now serve as a beacon of what could be if all girls had the opportunity to go to school. I am so proud to know that generations of girls in a small village in Senegal will now be able to walk to a school building a short distance away from home to learn with their peers because of sorority women across the U.S. This experience has solidified my belief that sorority women – as the largest body of college educated women in the world – can be agents of transformational change in removing barriers to education for girls around the world.


(Pictured far left): On the last day of trip, the team spent time with the women of the village who applied henna to the Trek Team’s skin. Henna is a dye prepared from the henna plant that can used to create temporary tattoos. (Pictured left):The women on the Trek Team, comprised of sorority women from across the country, lived with host families and broke ground on a school that will educate and empower the children in that village. (Pictured above): Ginny taking a break from building to spend time with the children of Senegal.

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