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The Symphony of Alpha Xi Delta 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.





Thoughts from Michele


s I sat down to write about The Symphony, I was reminded of all the times in my life that an infinitely appropriate line appeared in my mind and applied itself to that very moment. In my time as our National President, the phrase “to bring into living reality the sisterhood of women” occurs to me the most often. Whether it is attending a centennial anniversary for a chapter, representing Alpha Xi Delta at National Panhellenic Conference’s annual conference or participating in an Autism Speaks Walk, my travels as National President bring me into so many different, and beautiful, examples of the living reality of our Sisterhood. We each play an important part in bringing this Sisterhood to the world. We have community, responsibility



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and our own role in defining, evolving and growing it. We tend to it lovingly because it is living and real. It is also timeless and palpable. Sisterhood is the comfortable acceptance of each other regardless of our differences. It’s the bond that draws us together when we need to celebrate and when we need to grieve. The beautifully written stanzas of The Symphony remind us of so many things. The words are first shared with us as we join Alpha Xi Delta, and they continue with us in our hearts to spark memories of laughter, tears, ceremonies, friends, togetherness, parting and, even more, how the Fraternity itself is a symphony of our members. The Symphony, like the Fraternity, is a living thing in our lives. We are bringing into living reality the sisterhood of women, seeking a clear

Michele attended the 100th anniversary celebration for Psi Chapter at The Ohio State University in September, and is featured with Kate Butler and Hunter Hartwig, coordinators in The Ohio State Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. The Psi Chapter was founded on January 14, 1916.

vision of life, always striving, with His help, to instill within our hearts courage, graciousness and peace. In this issue, you’ll meet Sisters whose stories exemplify certain lines from The Symphony. We’re also excited to reveal to you three projects the National Housing Corporation undertook this summer (no small feat!), and we’re sharing details about the upcoming 2017 National Convention taking place in Chicago. I hope to see you there! Enjoy this opportunity to celebrate The Symphony and reflect on it within your own life. Loyally,

Michele Herbst Evink National President


We’re Going to Chicago! | You’re

invited to join us for National Convention 2017 in Chicago this summer.


A New Mission Statement | Meet

Angela Geiger, CEO of Autism Speaks, and learn the new changes to its mission statement.


Living Our Symphony | Meet Sisters whose personal stories and experiences exemplify certain lines from The Symphony.


Cora’s Challenge Recap | The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation celebrated Cora’s 148th birthday in a big way!

CONTENTS 4 Letters to the Editor

27 Member News

69 Tales from the Road

6 Q & A

32 Fall Recruitment Photos

70 C  hapter Eternal

7 What’s Trending Now

34 Philanthropy News

71 From the Archives

12 National Housing Corporation News

39 Foundation News

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The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta is published three times per year in spring, summer/fall and winter by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity.® POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE QUILL OF ALPHA XI DELTA, 8702 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 Volume 113/Issue 3 Copyright 2017 by Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity; all rights reserved. Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity 8702 Founders Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 317.872.3500 Submission Deadlines Winter issue – September 6 Spring issue – January 23 Summer/Fall issue – June 1 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 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 Jenna Lanzetta, Western Michigan ’12 National Council 2015-2017 National President Michele Herbst Evink, South Dakota State ’86 National Vice Presidents Gretchen Balling DiMarco, Syracuse ’96 Rebekah Fenstermaker Druetzler, Purdue ’79 Andrea Fouberg, South Dakota State ’95 Micaela Isler, Texas ’91 Fatima Johnson, UNC Asheville ’95 Suzanne Cantando Kirschbaum, UNC Asheville ’92 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.

I really enjoyed the series on our National Parks in the recent edition of The Quill. It brought back lots of great memories for me. I grew up in the Midwest, and I live in the West now where many of our greatest National Parks are. You had a list of 59 parks and of that list I have been to 30 of them — about half! They truly are our nation’s treasure! I also have a bucket list of 10 more I want to see. We have so much natural beauty in this country that so many people have never seen. Thanks for taking the time to write the article and share with others the beauty of this country we live in. - Judy Rzaca, Ohio Northern ’83

National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educating others about hazing, and promoting the prevention of hazing. HazingPrevention.Org™ is the organizer of National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW). During 2016’s NHPW in late September, Alpha Xi Delta held an Instagram contest, one for a chapter and one for individual Sisters, to show us how they let our Sisterhood shine. We are proud to share the winning photos from the contest. The chapter winner is Delta Psi Chapter at Texas State University, and the individual winner is Katie McGraw from the Zeta Iota Chapter at Lyon College (pictured right in the photo). As a reminder, Alpha Xi Delta does not condone hazing. If you want to report a hazing incident or a suspected incident that is not immediately putting someone in danger, contact your campus security office, Fraternity Headquarters or other local designated reporting authority. For more information about hazing prevention, please visit

Editor’s Note: We would like to extend a special thank you to Debra McCraw, Kansas ’96, for her assistance with editing this issue of The Quill.

What’s on your mind? Have a comment about an article in The Quill? Drop us an email at 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. 4


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Journey to an AmaXing Life My initial thoughts about going through sorority recruitment were the same as those of any potential new member. “What were the chapters going to think of me?” “What if they don’t like me?” My next thoughts were slightly different. “What if they judge me for not having hair before anyone even knew the reason why?” “What if they don’t see the potential I have?” I was coming close to completing all of my chemotherapy My maiden name was Angela Marie Garland, and > treatments for Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The only thing I was the first woman in my family to graduate I could do was to go through recruitment the same way I went from college. I went to Georgia State University for through treatment — with courage, strength and my head held undergraduate and I am a Delta Xi Chapter member high. I put my nerves at ease and went in with a positive, of Alpha Xi Delta, initiated in 1986. present state of mind, optimistic about the future. It did not I am proud to report that my two daughters Virginia matter if I was going to get judged on my external appearance, Morgan Dannelly and Sarah-Catherine Marie Dannelly or if other chapters did not want to accept what I was going have also now graduated from college. Virginia graduated through. What mattered was that I would find a sisterhood that from High Point University and Sarah-Catherine graduated would see me for who I am and be there to support me with from Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarah-Catherine what I was experiencing — now and for the rest of my life. graduated May 7, 2016, and she is a member of the I found that overwhelming support in our incredible Theta Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. I’m so proud of Sigma Chapter. During each day of recruitment, from the first both of my daughters and the legacy we have established to the last Sister I talked to, I felt nothing but love, support and for the women in our family, and that Alpha Xi is a part acceptance. These feelings I experienced then and now are of that legacy! what sets apart this chapter, and our sorority, from others. With each Sister I talked to, I saw a potential support system that - Angela Garland Munson, Georgia State ’86 was ready to take me in with open arms.

I immediately submersed myself in the positivity, love and support that radiated from them. It gave me the self-confidence and feeling of acceptance I needed to conquer my treatment. Everyone I talked to told me they were excited to meet me. All of the Sisters I had conversations with expressed to me how they admired the strength I had by going through recruitment. As a result, I admired their willingness to accept me for who I am and what I was going through, despite my appearance. Shortly after Bid Day, I finished my last round of chemotherapy. The moment I walked into our house was the moment I knew I had found my home for the rest of my life. A table with flowers and two giant cards signed by every Sister in the chapter awaited my arrival. I felt the meaning in every single message that had been written. I had found that support system I was looking for. I had found the feelings of love and acceptance that I had been in search of. I had truly felt that this was where I belonged. More than a year after my last round of chemotherapy and being cancer free, I have never been at as much of a high point in my life than I am right now. I would not be at this point without my Sisters. The lifelong friends I have already made have changed my life in more ways than I, or they, could possibly imagine. While I am still on my way to realizing my full potential, I know I have found the right Sisterhood to help me get there. Needless to say, it has been a journey to an amaXIng life. – Emily Bailey, Central Florida ’15



A I utilize my planner and sushi dates with my Sisters! –Jenna Croymans, South Dakota State ’13

I stop and quiet my spirit. Listen for direction. When I do, the time I spend is given back in dividends through less stress and more focus. - Paula Barnes, Oklahoma State ’79


 hat tips can W you share to help manage stress?

Managing stress is one of the hardest things a college student has to learn. Everyone handles it differently, so one method might not work for you. The way I handle a stressful day is through a good book and a warm coffee. Sometimes, I need an hour to myself doing things I love and enjoy! - Alyson Gage, Florida Atlantic ’15

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It’s important to learn how to manage your stress because it’s something we will always face regardless of our age. I manage stress through working out,

spending one hour of “me time” per week for reading or massage and essential oil diffusing. It’s an individual thing, and you have to find what works for you. - Chrissy Robertson, West Georgia ’96

Always take time for yourself — do something you love, and spend an hour or two a day doing only that. I also try alternative forms of stress relief, like aromatherapy. Right now, I’m giving negative ions a try through the use of a salt lamp. - Samantha Tuz, Virginia Commonwealth ’16

To manage stress, I make sure I exercise around five days a week, treat myself to massages, manicures, pedicures and lattes, and I make sure to talk out my stress with my husband or mom. – Stacie Houston Elkins, Henderson State ’92


what’s trending now International Badge Day

Founders’ Day 2017

International Badge Day, being held on March 6, 2017, is a day to celebrate our Sisterhood by wearing our beloved Quill badge. From our strong, genuine friendships to our dedicated work with our philanthropic partner Autism Speaks, Alpha Xi Deltas certainly have much to be proud of on this day of celebration. As we display our Panhellenic pride on International Badge Day, be proud of who you are and your membership in Alpha Xi Delta — on March 6 and every day.

Alpha Xi Delta’s Founders’ Day is April 17, and we hope your association and/or chapter is hosting an event to celebrate! We have a page on our website devoted to resources — think links to invitations, templates for nametags, videos of songs to sing with lyrics and so much more to help you with your planning. Be sure to send pictures to

New Xi Boutique Products We’re so excited to add some new, exclusive products to Xi Boutique. One of our favorite items we are currently in love with is the Courage and Graciousness and Peace shirt. It’s the perfect addition to your wardrobe to pay homage to your Alpha Xi Delta membership. Shop anytime online at

StrengthsQuest for Alumnae Alpha Xi Delta hosted weekend-long alumnae networking events in the D.C. metro area for 40 Sisters. During an alumnae brunch, 26 Sisters let their strengths shine by participating in an interactive StrengthsQuest program. To learn more about utilizing StrengthsQuest for an alumnae gathering, please email




described as a spectacular showcase of fun, entertainment and style. We’d like to think the same can be said for Alpha Xi Delta’s National Convention! Plans are underway for our 52nd National Convention, being held in Chicago from July 5-8, 2017. This Convention, in particular, will be one for the books as we start our countdown to Alpha Xi Delta’s 125th anniversary celebration in 2018. We want as many Sisters possible to experience the fun, friendship and educational opportunities at Convention 2017. Will you join us in making this Convention magnificent? 2017 ALPHA XI DELTA NATIONAL CONVENTION


Keep reading to find out details, how to submit board nominations and much more. And, you can always visit for up-to-date information. We look forward to seeing you in the Windy City soon!



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a room block with a special rate that will be available once Convention registration goes live. All voting delegates are required to stay at the hotel where Convention is being held.


• Umbrella • Money to shop Xi Boutique (We also take credit cards!) • Sweater

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS TRAVEL Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee. Best fares will likely be found through an internet search, but all are welcome to use the Fraternity’s travel agent. Kim Criscuolo Email: Phone: 800.952.1998 ext. 4902



Chicago is decorated with some of the world’s tallest buildings, most amazing restaurants and incredible neighborhoods. If you think Chicago sounds exciting in text, wait until you see it in person. Outdoor concerts, summer festivals, beautiful beaches and boat tours are some of the best things about Chicago in the summertime. During Convention, Sisters will experience what this magnificent city has to offer while forming new friendships and catching up with dear friends, strengthening our Alpha Xi Delta Sisterhood and making an impact on the future of our dear Fraternity.

Registration will open in early 2017, and attendees must register online via Exclusively Xi. Specific fees and packages will be announced at that time so that Sisters can make plans to join us in Chicago. Information about how to register and packages will be posted on All members of Alpha Xi Delta, their friends and families are invited to attend National Convention. Those who are eligible to vote during Convention include collegiate and alumnae association delegates.

OUR HOTEL Chicago’s top attractions — Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Millennium Park, theaters and museums — are just a short walk from the Chicago Marriott Downtown, our Convention hotel location. The hotel is located at 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. Attendees will be responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations, and we will have

While this list below is not exhaustive and is subject to change, we hope it will give you an idea of what to expect during National Convention. Please visit for an updated schedule in early 2017.

BUSINESS MEETINGS The National Chapter meeting allows us to conduct the formal business of the National Fraternity.

INITIATION CEREMONY Initiation allows Sisters to participate in a large-scale Initiation Ceremony with attendees from across the country.

GENERAL AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS The purpose of educational and general sessions is to provide a time to address particular subjects. Educational program sessions are specific to the advancement of Alpha Xi Delta’s Strategic Priorities and will assist Sisters in embracing, understanding and participating in the future of the Fraternity.

ATTIRE Unless otherwise noted, the attire for Convention is Quill attire. We will share attire tips for each event at Be sure to pack the following items in your suitcase: • Quill badge • Sunscreen • Sunglasses • Lip balm • Camera • Walking shoes

AWARD CELEBRATION Come enjoy a reception and awards ceremony where we will honor Sisters’, chapters’ and associations’ successes.

ROSE BANQUET This time-honored tradition is a chance for Sisters to come together on the last night of Convention to celebrate all things Alpha Xi Delta. Alpha Xi Delta’s National Council 2017-2019 will be installed at this event.






Recommend a Sister for a

Leadership Position

Alpha Xi Delta’s Committee on Leadership invites you to recommend Sisters to serve on the Fraternity’s 201719 National Council, the Foundation’s 2017-21 Board of Trustees and the 2017-19 National Housing Corporation. Individual Sisters, college chapters and alumnae associations can submit recommendations to the Committee on Leadership. Members may also selfnominate. From there, the Committee on Leadership will prepare a slate of candidates for each board to be voted on at National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, July 5-8, 2017.

NATIONAL COUNCIL As the governing board of the Fraternity, National Council represents and acts for the Fraternity in all matters between meetings of the National Chapter. National Council provides leadership, oversight and guidance to fulfill the Fraternity’s vision (inspiring women to realize their potential) and mission (to enrich the life of every Alpha Xi Delta) Desired Skills: • Critical, creative thinking with the ability to look at the facts, explore potential options and solutions, and determine how a decision will impact end users, staff and host institutions • Board governance experience • Financial and business acumen; and/ or legal expertise • Higher education administration experience and/or knowledge of current college campus trends

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• Nonprofit management experience with a volunteer driven organization • Strong interpersonal and organizational culture skills

FOUNDATION TRUSTEE Trustees are responsible for managing resources wisely, ensuring adequate resources and monitoring programs and services for consistency with our vision and goals. They establish prudent investment philosophies, policies and practices, approve and monitor the budget, and identify, cultivate and steward donors. Trustees are expected to be pace-setting contributors or fundraisers and to join The Society of 1893 (planned giving society) during their tenure. Desired Skills: • Solid working knowledge of finance such as accounting cash/treasury management, asset management, capital asset planning, and/or cash flows • Experience with nonprofit fundraising and ability to oversee fundraising/ development campaigns • Ability to identify potential project risks and solutions • Budget planning and monitoring • Strong interpersonal communication skills

NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION BOARD MEMBER National Housing Corporation board members work in conjunction with National Council on housing-related matters and

support the NHC’s mission: To strive for competitive, safe, properly maintained and financially secure chapter housing. Desired Skills: • Professional property management and/or commercial construction experience • Financial and banking acumen • Interior design experience • Deferred maintenance portfolio experience • Strong working knowledge of marketing and communications

HOW DO I MAKE A RECOMMENDATION? Fill out the online recommendation form at Recommendations must be received by February 15, 2017. The Committee on Leadership will review all recommendations and obtain a leadership profile from each candidate. The committee then prepares a slate of candidates whom they believe are best qualified to fulfill the responsibilities and meet the challenges of each of our three national boards. By late April 2017, the slate and candidates’ resumes will be sent to those eligible to vote at the 2017 National Convention.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Sandi Edwards, Chair, Committee on Leadership at






Proposed Ammendments to

Alpha Xi Delta’s Constitution The Alpha Xi Delta National Chapter may amend the National Constitution when deemed advisable. As stated in Article XIII, Section 1, “This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the National Chapter.” All proposed amendments are voted on at the National Convention held immediately following their proposal. An amendment may be sponsored by any of the following: a college chapter, an alumnae association, the Constitution Committee, National

Council, a member of National Council or a Past National President. The proposed amendment should state in which article and section it should be placed, and it should be stated in language appropriate to the Constitution. If the proposed amendment conflicts with an existing statement, the sponsor(s) is responsible for proposing additional amendments to resolve the conflict or the proposal will be void. If two proposals conflict with each other, the National

Woman of Distinction WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS The Woman of Distinction Award recognizes alumnae who exhibit excellence and extraordinary leadership in their professions and careers or in service to their communities. Nominees should be widely recognized within their field of service to be considered for this award. Any Alpha Xi Delta alumna in good standing is eligible to receive this award and does not have to be a current members of an organized alumnae association. Nominations can be made by: • Individuals • College chapters • Alumnae associations • Advisory boards • Housing corporations

Women of Distinction award recipients will be honored at Alpha Xi Delta’s 2017 National Convention in Chicago. Visit to download the application, or call Fraternity Headquarters to have an application mailed to you. Please mail, fax (317.872.2947) or email ( nomination forms to Fraternity Headquarters. Nominations must be received at Fraternity Headquarters by February 15 2017. If you have questions about the award or the nomination process, please contact Elysia Gallivan at or 317.872.3500 ext. 151.

Chapter at Convention may vote to accept only one of the proposals, or it may vote to reject both. Any proposed amendments to the Constitution must be received by National Executive Director Elysia Gallivan by February 5, 2017, to be considered at the 2017 National Convention. The amendments will then be passed on to the Constitution Committee for review.


Past National President Sandi Edwards (left) with Dr. Angela Hewlett, a 2013 Woman of Distinction Award recipient. 11



Chapter facilities do more than just house our Sisters. They serve as a place to foster new friendships, host late-night study sessions, carry out inspiring philanthropic events, reunite alumnae and so much more. This past summer, the National Housing Corporation (NHC) charged full steam ahead to ensure our Sisters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University and Bowling Green State University were able to move in for the 2016 fall semester. These projects were no small feat! In the case of Bowling Green State University, this was a new construction completed by the university for its Greek housing project. The NHC assisted with furnishing and decorating the space. UW-Madison and Michigan State, saw complete overhauls of existing structures that the NHC modified to fit the needs for a chapter house. They now have large, open spaces for groups of Sisters to gather, quiet spots to study, enough space to eat dinner together and so much more. If you’re interested in learning more about the National Housing Corporation or any of these featured projects, please contact Jennifer Foster, Director of Housing, at

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BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Due to the opening of Bowling Green State University’s new Greek housing, the Beta Mu Chapter moved into its new home this fall alongside fellow fraternity and sorority members. The new building features a full-sized kitchen, single and double bedrooms, single and communal bathrooms, a chapter room and a courtyard. Jill Bortel, who has served as Beta Mu’s Chapter Advisor for 43 years, worked with the National Housing Corporation to furnish the space.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON In September, 47 women from the Theta Chapter moved into their new home at 615 Howard Place in Madison, Wisconsin. This completely renovated facility features a spiral staircase, a heritage room, study spaces and informal spaces for Sisters to relax. “The National Housing Corporation is extremely proud of the new Theta Chapter house at UW-Madison, and we hope it will continue to build and strengthen the bond of the chapter,” said Chrissy Robertson, Alpha Xi Delta’s NHC President.


TV Room The Heritage Room

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY The Alpha Xi Delta National Housing Corporation (NHC) welcomed 43 Sisters home to a brand new chapter facility this fall at Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan. It is home to the Beta Theta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. In November 2015, Alpha Xi Delta announced a partnership with Sixty North Ventures LLC to lease its property at 855 Grove Street in East Lansing, Michigan. This facility features a gorgeous living room, a beautiful dining space and a Spartan themed library. “My first impression of the house was that it looked incredible. It was wilder than my wildest dreams,� said Marisa Haight, Beta Theta Chapter member.


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Living Our Symphony THESE THINGS DO WE EARNESTLY DESIRE By Lauren Blankenbaker Felts, Indiana ‘03

Do you remember the day you joined Alpha Xi Delta? We all joined Alpha Xi Delta for personal reasons, but we all have benefitted in one way or another from this special circle of Sisterhood through lifelong friendships, support systems and mentors. One thing all Sisters can identify with is The Symphony. It was selected by a committee of three Sisters, Helen Willis Lynn, Almira Cheney and Alice Matthews, and was approved in 1924. Since its inception, The Symphony has resonated with Sisters because of its regard for a positive expression of high moral standards, its commitment to leading a purposeful life and the lifelong appreciation of the bonds of Sisterhood. Throughout this feature, Sisters and friends have shared their personal stories, and we can see how The Symphony of Alpha Xi Delta is still relevant today – more than 90 years after its inception.

These things do we earnestly desire…

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A clear vision of life, that with gracious and kindly hearts we may share both joy and sorrow… When Kristin Smith Martin met Jennifer Mogel Partner on Bid Day in 1997 at the University of Delaware, she could have never guessed this budding new friendship would eventually turn into a life-changing bond. After college graduation, Kristin and Jen remained close with their circle of Alpha Xi Delta friends. Kristin went on to marry Jeff, and Jen began her next chapter as well. The two friends kept in close contact and supported each other through life’s next steps. In 2007, Kristin and Jeff decided it was time to begin their family. Over the next 10 years, Kristin and Jeff struggled with infertility, multiple surgeries and miscarriages, including the loss of a baby during the second trimester in 2012. After this loss, they were devastated, but did not give up on their dream to start a family. The couple met with a high-risk pregnancy doctor in New York City to discuss their options and next steps, but shortly before that appointment Kristin had received a supportive note from Jen in the mail. Except this note wasn’t just a normal “thinking of you” card. It was an offer from Jen to be Kristin’s surrogate.

“She had been very supportive all along up until this point. She had mailed me a card that said this is what I want to do for you. I cleared it with my husband, Josh, he’s on board with it, you’re great with kids and you deserve this. I want this for you,” Kristin said. At the appointment in New York City, Kristin’s doctor said she and Jeff could try again to get pregnant, but the safest and most guaranteed option was to use a carrier who has had successful pregnancies before. Kristin knew she had an offer from Jen to be a surrogate, but it would take months before she and Jeff were emotionally ready to take that leap of faith. “I had to give up on the hope and faith that I was never going to be able to carry and have that experience. But, all along deep down inside, I knew Jen was the best route,” said Kristin. After the decision was made to have Jen be the surrogate, Jen, Josh, Kristin and Jeff sat down to discuss the details. “The first question Jen asked me was, “Do you know anyone that has done this before…that has had a carrier?” I kept thinking…no, only celebrities. It’s kind of taboo – no one really talks about it. Infertility is such a hush-hush type of thing because it is so private,” Kristin said. The surrogacy process is long and involves insurance, psychological tests, meetings with social workers and legal counsel, but Jen and Josh were on board. They had the first embryo transferred, but it wasn’t successful.

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“I remember thinking ‘great, now she’s mixed into our bag of bad luck.’ She never had any difficulty getting pregnant previously,” Kristin said. But, Josh and Jen were on board and wanted to do it again after the failed first attempt. In a final attempt, two embryos were transferred in July of 2015. “This was literally the last-ditch attempt for me, for our insurance, our finances, emotionally and mentally. And both babies implanted,” Kristin said. As soon as the nurse called them to let them know Jen had a positive pregnancy test, Kristin knew they made the right decision. She and her husband were elated, but also in a bit of disbelief. They tried not to let their emotions get the best of them and went through the series of checklists. Blood work was good — check. 3-D ultrasounds look good — check. The babies were developing on schedule — check.

It wasn’t until January 2016 when things started to get more and more real for Kristin and her husband that the babies would be coming soon and that they were finally in the home stretch of this long, emotional journey. In March 2016, at 38 weeks, Jen gave birth to twins, Gavin and Nina. A moment they had dreamed about and envisioned for 10 years. “Gavin came first, and I kept telling Jen how cute he was. When I held him, I said, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s so content with me.’ Josh, Jen’s husband, was behind me and said, ‘That’s because he’s with his mom,’” Kristin said. For Sisters who may be experiencing infertility, Kristin shared this piece of advice, “If you want it bad enough, fight for it and continue. Try every avenue possible and never give up. If a doctor tells you that a surrogate is the safest and most guaranteed option, go for it. You can’t risk your own health for something that could potentially harm you.” “Had it not been for Alpha Xi Delta, I don’t know if I would have ever known Jen. Who would have been able to foretell that 19 years later she would be having my babies? The stars definitely aligned,” Kristin said.

Above Left: The future looks bright for Nina. Above Right: Jeff, Kristin, Nina and Gavin celebrating the twins’ first Halloween.

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And bring into living reality the sisterhood of women. The Sisterhood of Alpha Xi Delta is present in many areas of a member’s life. It’s felt during the new friendships you form on Bid Day. It’s in the after-work meet ups your first year post-college. It’s in the play dates where you and your children get to spend quality time together away from life’s every day hustle and bustle. It’s in the alumnae association where you form bonds with women from all walks of life. And, one of the biggest places our Sisterhood is present is in our partnership with Autism Speaks. The amount of passion, drive and support our Sisterhood has for Autism Speaks is shown every day through the AmaXIng Challenges hosted on college campuses, the teams of Sisters walking and volunteering at Autism Speaks Walk events and the amount of time and talent Sisters are using to fundraise for our partners. It’s always a unique perspective to receive feedback on how others outside of Alpha Xi Delta view our Sisterhood. Do they feel it and see it, too? Or, is it unique to just our Sisters? Kerry Magro is an award winning national speaker, best-selling author, movie consultant and role model in the disabled community. Non-verbal at two years old and diagnosed with autism at age four, Kerry has overcome countless obstacles to get to where he is today. A masters graduate from Seton Hall University, he currently is CEO and founder of KFM Making a Difference, a non-profit corporation focused on disability advocacy and housing. And, he has penned an open letter to Alpha Xi Deltas everywhere.

Dear Alpha Xi Delta, One message I share a lot about is the importance of having a “village.” In our autism community, it is often a person with autism’s parents, family, teachers and therapists who become part of that village. Just like no individual with autism is the same, you can say the exact same thing about every person’s village. Today, I want to share with you, though, that you will always have a place as part of my village for what’ve you done. It was in 2009 that I first learned about your work to help raise awareness and funds for those with autism like me. I would see photos of your members at Autism Speaks Walk events on Facebook, doing volunteer work at different autism schools, participating in Coaches Powering Forward for Autism events to spread autism awareness in college basketball and then, as if that wasn’t enough, spreading awareness for those with autism on national television for World Autism Awareness Day. Your work didn’t stop there. Just last year you showed me an act of kindness when you shared with me that you were making me a “FOX.” At first I didn’t know what FOX meant

until one day I decided to look it up. “Friend of Xi” it read on your website. It made me a fan of your fraternity even more. While reading more about your Fraternity over the years, seeing that you’ve grown to more than 150,000 members, become a national sponsor for our Autism Speaks Walk program, and then have raised more than $5 million to support our cause, it has made me realize the lasting impact you’ll continue to have for years to come. But you’ve become so much more than just a village to people like me who are on the spectrum. You’ve become a part of my autism community family. Each one of your members has shown me kindness and respect. Something I think we can all show a lot more of just for anyone in this world. If you ever read this, I just want to say thank you. In college I joined a national service fraternity to help others. While I was a brother in that fraternity, I learned so much about the importance of giving back — like you all have done for so many. I can’t thank you enough for your impact. Your friend (aka FOX),

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…An appreciation of real merit and worth; steadfastness of soul… By Amy Baker Kosmalski, Old Dominion ’99

My life changed forever just 10 years ago on May 13, 2006. That was the day that I became a mom for the very first time, something I had dreamt about since I was a little girl. I had planned for and anticipated my “perfect” baby girl for pretty much my entire life. I envisioned what she would look like and how perfect life would be with her in my arms. Everything I would teach her and how our love would grow as she grew consumed my mind. What I didn’t realize in those dreams is that perfect baby girl would be born with Down syndrome and would teach me more than I could ever teach her. My daughter, Kayla, has more kindness, compassion, determination, confidence, spunk, intelligence, beauty and love in her 10-year-old body than most adults I know. And while this is my reality today, it didn’t start like this. Our first days together were filled with fear, questions and what ifs with so many unknowns. Will she have friends? Will she go to prom? Will she drive? Will she go to college? Will she get married? These questions filled my mind and paralyzed me. Luckily, a very wise doctor calmed my fears by sharing with me that no new mom

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knows what their child will be able to do in their future. He stated that all we can do is love and support our babies to become the best they can be. And so, that became my mission. As Kayla was growing and thriving as a baby, we quickly realized so many cards were stacked against her and her friends with disabilities. Many rights that we take for granted are not afforded to individuals with disabilities. How could this be? How could the largest minority population in the United States be overlooked? How could they be forgotten? One very basic right Kayla didn’t have was the right to save money. Kayla couldn’t receive monetary gifts for her birthdays or Christmas. She couldn’t save for college or her future without risking losing her state-provided medical benefits. At the time, any individual with benefits could not have more than $2,000 in assets, or they would risk losing those benefits. So, think about that for a minute. How could anyone with a disability get not just a job, but a career? The answer is simple — if they needed medical benefits and the company didn’t provide them or they didn’t work fulltime to qualify for them, they couldn’t. People have been forced to live below their fullest potential for far too long because of this antiquated law. Together with my husband, Kayla, other amazing parents and the National Down Syndrome Society, we began lobbying for what would become known as the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. We spent numerous hours

in Washington, D.C. meeting with our senators and congressman. Realizing this was Kayla’s story to tell and Kayla’s ask, we brought her to every single meeting. As she grew, we created a website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts that she now updates. Our purpose was to show politicians the little girl who was impacted by this out-of-date law. This experience has truly allowed Kayla to gain a voice for herself and her friends. For seven long years, we advocated for the ABLE Act to be passed. We drove back and forth from Delaware to Washington, D.C., at every given opportunity to ensure the ABLE Act would become a reality. The ABLE Act passed through the House with 404 yays to 17 nays and went on to be passed in the Senate the following week. It was the most bipartisan, bicameral bill before the 113th Congress. Christmas came early for our family on December 19, 2014, when President Barack Obama signed the ABLE Act into law. In life, there are moments we never forget, and this was one of them. I was able to exhale knowing that we were one step closer to improved financial freedom for Kayla and all of her friends. The ABLE Act, in my opinion, is not perfect, but it is a great start to allow individuals with disabilities to save up to $100,000 in an account, similar to a college savings plan, without losing their medical benefits. We were able to celebrate the passage of the law with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. While this was an absolute highlight of the process, having it signed into law in our home state of Delaware as Kayla’s Bill was the moment we truly realized the impact we were able to make as a family for individuals with

disabilities. As Delaware’s ABLE Act (HB 60) was amended to be named Kayla’s Law and passed unanimously, I was left speechless with tears streaming down my face. All of the first hours holding my baby filled with fear...those first days that were filled with questions...this was the moment I realized why I was entrusted with such an incredibly special gift. We could have allowed the diagnosis to define Kayla and allowed it to become an excuse of all that she can’t or won’t do. Instead, we chose to focus on everything she can do and will do. Focusing on the positive has impacted her life in the best way possible. Because of her mindset, determination and hard work, she has achieved everything she sets her mind to. Kayla recognizes she has to work harder than her peers, and she is fully aware her extra magical 21st chromosome makes her uniquely her, but it will not stop her from achieving greatness. What I have learned in these 10 short years is Down syndrome is not what most people picture. Many people express their sorrow when they learn I have a child with Down syndrome. Here is the truth…I’m not sorry. I’m actually overjoyed, for I am the lucky one. And while I thought at first this diagnosis was a misfortune within my journey, having Kayla was and always will be one of my greatest successes. Amy and her family are founders of 321 Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower all individuals with Down syndrome, their families and friends in the community through advocacy, education, and support. You can also follow Kayla’s adventures at

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…That without bitterness or defeat we may encounter misfortune and with humility meet success… By Karyn Bream O’Neil, Central Florida ’98, Julie Walls Krolak, Central Florida ’98, Cari Mutnick, Central Florida ’00, Carolyn Walls Coker, Central Florida ’03

When Karyn decided to join Alpha Xi Delta in 1998, she was mainly looking for a way to get involved and meet new friends. The year she joined, Karyn was paired with a twin sister, Julie Walls Krolak. It wasn’t until their second year in Alpha Xi Delta that they really developed a strong friendship through bonding over Homecoming skit practice, late night Slurpee runs and living together. Down the road, Julie even became the Godmother to Karyn’s second child. In 2000, Karyn met Cari Mutnick as a potential new member during recruitment. They met several days during recruitment week and both knew they would be in each other’s lives forever. Through conversations, Karyn and Cari realized they were from the same hometown, attended the same high school and later found out that their mothers worked together and were friends as well. Cari became Karyn’s Little Sister. In the fall of 2003, Julie’s real little sister, Carolyn Walls Coker, also joined the chapter, and that same year their mother, Layne Dallett Walls, was initiated with Carolyn’s member class as an alumna initiate. With all the things Karyn, Julie, Cari and Carolyn went through together in college at the University of Central Florida, nothing compared to the challenges the four of them would face with their fathers’ health in the coming years.

Cari’s story: A self-less donation It was the spring of 2005 when my life was changed forever. I had just gotten back to my New York City apartment from a trip to Las Vegas with some of my Alpha Xi Sisters. Unfortunately, my life wasn’t changed because I won big, but it was because my parents broke the news. My father had a chronic kidney disease and would eventually need a kidney transplant. There were so many questions in my mind at the moment, and I immediately began researching his options. Upon finishing graduate school, I knew I needed to be closer to my family and friends. My Sisters were there for me every step of the way, even though they did not truly know what I was going through. My father was listed on the transplant wait

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list for a kidney in December 2009. Unfortunately, with more than 93,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, the wait for an organ transplant can be 5-10 years, and many lives are lost while waiting. It was at that moment I knew what I wanted to do — be a living kidney donor. My friends all supported the decision to undergo an evaluation to be my father’s living kidney donor and on my birthday, March 23, 2010, I received the great news that I was going to be able to donate. Not too long after my journey toward becoming a living donor began, I received word from Julie regarding her father. He was facing liver failure, and he, too, would need a transplant. I tried to give her as much information and support as I could. July 2, 2010, was my surgery day. I successfully underwent surgery to donate my kidney to my father. My Sisters came to the hospital and even gave me a special vase filled with pink roses and a teddy bear. I don’t have a biological sister, so having my sorority Sisters, especially my Big Sister Karyn, supporting me truly helped me through this difficult time. It was an emotional roller coaster, but we got through it. I woke up from surgery and knew I wanted to live my life to the fullest. Since donating my kidney, I’ve traveled the world, gone on mission trips and have become physically fit to compete in various triathlons, half marathons, and a century bike ride.

Julie and Carolyn’s story: A second chance For some people, like Cari’s father, organ failure happens slowly over a number of years. For others, like our dad, things can progress very quickly once they become sick. Two months after Julie’s wedding in

August 2009, our dad became ill and started what felt like the endless testing and blood work to figure out what was wrong. He received a diagnosis of cirrhosis of unknown origin, and less than five months after becoming sick he was placed at the top of the liver transplant list. “Luckily” for us, the average wait time for a liver is less than six months, much less time than Cari and Karyn’s fathers had to wait. But with how quickly our dad became sick, it was still very scary to wonder if he was going to receive one in time. In April 2010, we received the first call that a liver was going to be available for our dad. It was the day before Easter, and we were elated. He and our mom arrived at the hospital in the middle of the night so the doctors could begin prepping him for surgery. Unfortunately, after hours of waiting, the liver was found to be not viable and our dad went back onto the list. It’s hard to put into words the feelings associated with having a loved one on an organ donation waiting list. You want them to get better, but if they get too much better, they will be bumped down or taken off the list all together, which can be tough because they still are not really well. Of course, you do not really want them to get sicker than they are, but if they do, then they may be bumped up higher or to the top of the list. Also, you know that while the day you get the call your dad will be receiving a donated organ will be one of the best days of your life, there is another family saying goodbye to a loved one on one of the worst days of their lives. On May 13, 2010, we received the second call that our dad would be receiving his transplant. Thankfully, we had our Sisters to lean on throughout the surgery, and we were able to talk and text with them throughout the day. His surgery went amazingly well, as did his recovery. He was back to work 12 weeks later, feeling better than ever, and hit the major milestone of five years post-transplant last May. We thank God every day that our dad’s donor thought of others, and we know that without them, our dad would not have been here for Carolyn’s wedding in 2013 or the birth of his two grandchildren. Little did we know during our journey that it would soon be Karyn’s turn to lean on us. What are the chances of all four of us going through this with our fathers? What especially tugged at our hearts were the chances of all three fathers receiving organs in time.

Karyn’s story: A new heart My father’s story started so long ago that I can barely remember it. I was in elementary school when my father had his first and second heart attacks at ages 37 and 38. His third heart attack came when I was in high school. In 2006, two months after he walked me down the aisle at my wedding, he was given a pacemaker. The pacemaker helped for several years, but too much damage had been done to his heart. In February 2015, after 30 years of heart disease and several medical procedures, my father’s amazing cardiologist sent him to be evaluated as a candidate for a heart transplant. We were fortunate the transplant team quickly recognized how dire his situation was. On May 10, 2015, we received a call that there might be a viable heart donor and to stay close to the phone. Unfortunately, the heart was not a viable match. One week later, on May 17, 2015, we received another call. There was another potential match that was local, so my father had to head to the hospital. Living three hours away, I hopped in the car so I could be there when he was taken for surgery. The next morning, he was taken to the operating room to be prepped for surgery. After waiting two hours, we found out the heart was not viable. It is a terrible feeling, hoping that this will be the one, all while knowing that your hopes mean a devastating loss for someone else. On May 23, 2015, almost five years to the day that Julie and Carolyn’s dad received his liver transplant, my father received his donor heart. This was a day full of emotions: a day of joy that my father’s health would improve, sadness and appreciation for the donor family who had to say goodbye to their loved one, anxiety as we waited to hear the news of how the surgery went, and extreme gratitude for all of the physicians, nurses and staff who would become family. His recovery was not an easy one. There were several complications that required him to remain sedated for 15 days. We would face issues surrounding a new heart that didn’t quite 23


beat the way it needed to, pneumonia, blood clots, a second surgery to remove the machine that helped his heart beat, a punctured lung, kidney stones and a tracheotomy. His muscles had atrophied and he needed to go to rehab to relearn to walk and feed himself. My father fought hard, and nearly five months after his transplant he completed a 5K for Organ and Tissue Donation. My Alpha Xi Sisters were there the whole time. Julie brought bags of food to the waiting room to ensure we would eat. Cari was the first person I called when things didn’t go as we thought they would. They and several other Sisters and friends checked in frequently. They assured me that the things we were experiencing were all part of the healing process. We bonded as Sisters years ago at the University of Central Florida, but we truly bonded in this experience that no others can understand. We all participate annually in the GR8 to DON8 Race for Organ Donation and the Life Alliance for Organ and Tissue donation 5K. Our fathers are doing great, and we have committed ourselves to spreading the word about the importance of organ donation. We would have never thought when we met each other, so

many years ago, that we would have forged lifelong friendships that would allow us to be there for each other through such a tough time in our lives.

Facts about Organ Donation • 120,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. • Every 10 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list. • 8,000 deaths occur every year in the United States because organs are not donated in time. • 95 percent of Americans are in favor of being a donor, but only 52 percent are registered. Register to be an organ donor at Source: Donate Life America

Pictured Above: Lauren Cherryholmes Haley, Cari Mutnik, Carolyn Walls Coker, Julie Walls Krolak, and Karyn Bream O’Neil during Gr8 to Don8 5K/8K for Organ Donation.

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These things, O Lord, help us to instill within our hearts, that we may grow in courage and graciousness and peace. Stacy Hurt, Penn State ’91, got the surprise of her life, the kind no one wishes for, on her 44th birthday. Stacy had been having symptoms of abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements and bleeding for several months, but brushed them off. After the pain became too much to bear, her husband insisted she see a doctor. A colonoscopy was scheduled to help the doctors get a better understanding of Stacy’s symptoms, and the worst-case scenario was confirmed on September 17, 2014, when Stacy was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in her rectum, liver, lungs and lymph nodes. As a healthy woman who had zero risk factors for colon cancer, Stacy was beyond stunned, as one can imagine, and given only a 10 percent chance of surviving for five years. As the news of her diagnosis sunk in, Stacy kept asking herself, why me? What did I do wrong? The doctors could not find a specific reason why she developed cancer, told her it was

just bad luck and that a lot of the success in her treatment would depend on her commitment to beating the odds. This was not the first time she had been told this. Stacy has two sons, Griffin and Emmett. Emmett has a chromosomal abnormality, one of three known cases in the world, which renders him unable to walk, talk or care for himself. There were no warning signs during her pregnancy that he would have a rare chromosomal abnormality, so it was another complete surprise to Stacy and her family when they received Emmett’s diagnosis. “People often ask me if I’m angry at God. I was never once angry with God. I feel honored by God that I was chosen to care for him,” Stacy said. “When Emmett was diagnosed, I hit rock bottom and experienced severe depression. I didn’t understand what I did in my life that my child had to suffer. I just said to my husband that we are going to do all we can do within our power to help our son,” she recounted. Stacy knew she had to fight hard to be there for those who need her the most. She teamed up with an oncologist and developed a treatment plan that included chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, exercise, a healthy diet and natural remedies. 25


She got her hands on every piece of information she could find about best health practices, foods known to help fight cancer and included yoga, massages, meditation, acupuncture and essential oils in her plan. She was in control and ready to shift into go mode — a skill she learned after Emmett’s diagnosis. “It was only when I received my bad news that I realized the whole situation with Emmett happened to me so that I would understand how to fight cancer. There’s no way I would have gone into a battle with stage four cancer with that same vigor and graciousness if I had not been granted the mission to care for Emmett. Every day I look at Emmett, I see his courage. He is the original warrior. I draw from his strength to face my own circumstances,” Stacy said. So she set out with her trust in God, her treatment plan and her determination to beat cancer. With any situation Stacy faces, she breaks it down into the smallest tasks she can to tackle the big picture one step at a time and reminds herself that she is doing everything she can do for that situation. “Beyond the things you can control, you really have to trust in God, yourself and the universe. That’s where peace comes in because you know you are fully engaged in your actions,” Stacy said. Texts, cards, gifts and visits poured in from family, friends and her Alpha Xi Delta Sisters throughout Stacy’s treatment. Among the first people to her side after her diagnosis were her Sisters from Penn State.

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“We’ve been with each other through everything. That’s the comfort that comes only from Sisterhood. When you go through pledging, go through life’s ups and downs; that doesn’t fade away. That carries with you no matter what you face. Those bonds never break,” Stacy said. After enduring two back-to-back surgeries, radiation and more than 30 chemotherapy treatments, Stacy was told on March 1, 2016, that there was no evidence of disease in her body, news that stunned her doctors and was called a miracle. As she continues on her journey as a cancer survivor, she is working with local cancer centers and support organizations as a patient advocate and public speaker. Oftentimes people do not know what to say or do when someone they are close with is diagnosed with cancer, so Stacy is helping to break down that wall. One of her most recent projects is compiling a registry where a newly diagnosed patient can choose items such as gloves, socks, over-the-counter medications and more that will help ease the devastating shock of the situation and help both patients and caregivers cope with the side effects of treatments. Stacy will continue chemotherapy treatments indefinitely, but is defying the odds with a renewed positive outlook on life. “When you lie down at night and know you made the most of every day, that gives you peace,” Stacy said. “You can’t let your circumstance control you. You have to find the power and persistence within yourself to overcome it.” You can learn more about Stacy’s journey at


WESTERN MICHIGAN The Theta Eta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Western Michigan enjoyed shooting its annual recruitment video. The chapter chose to highlight its beautiful chapter house, campus and surrounding downtown area. – Arlena Clayton,

WISCONSIN - EAU CLAIRE Epsilon Alpha Chapter Sister Rachel Leuhr attended the National Association of College and University Residence Halls conference because of her involvement with the dorm hall council at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Additionally, Rachel was also inducted into the university’s chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary, the premiere honorary which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. She is featured third from left in the photo. - Alea Lipinski,

NEBRASKA AT OMAHA New members of the Gamma Delta Chapter proudly display their bids on Bid Day at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. – Brianna Olson,

LYCOMING Sisters from the Iota Mu Chapter at Lycoming College joined the Move-In Crew to help move freshmen into the on-campus residence halls. Sisters also participated in the annual Involvement Fair to promote Greek life and raised money for Autism Speaks at the Campus Carnival. – Diana Cavaliere, 27


KANSAS CITY The Greater Kansas City Alumnae Association honored Jane Lile Fry, Missouri ’66, for achieving Order of the Rose. The association continues to host monthly Sisterhood book clubs and participates in the Kansas City area Autism Speaks Walk. Featured are Audrey Irick, Leslie Nelson, Wanda Duff and Margaret Bristow during an association outing. - Anne Shields,

MARIETTA Beta Xi Chapter Sisters Emily Schemrich, Alli Hesson and Taryn Hicks shared their love of Alpha Xi Delta and Marietta Greek Life at the Marietta College Involvement Fair for incoming freshman. The women are featured with Marietta College’s new president, Dr. William Ruud. - Courtney Streeter,

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CARROLL The Beta Psi Chapter at Carroll University held a retreat to practice conversational tips, songs and recruitment best practices. The chapter spent the final day of the retreat at Lake Geneva Public Beach in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. - Taylor Gigl,

WEST CHESTER Zeta Eta Chapter President Erin McCarthy (left), along with Callie Hamilton (right), enjoyed educating others about Autism Speaks during the philanthropy round of fall recruitment. – Courtney Hofmann,

NEW ORLEANS The Delta Epsilon Chapter at the University of New Orleans welcomed 13 women into its “rocking world” on Bid Day. - Victoria Regina Peluso,

ALMA Young alumnae from the Zeta Upsilon Chapter at Alma College recently gathered for a reunion to celebrate a fellow Sister’s wedding. – Sydney Vandeveer, 29


SIU-EDWARDSVILLE The Iota Upsilon Chapter at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville welcomed 67 new members into its Sisterhood during fall recruitment. - Alexandra Brinovec,

PIKES PEAK The Pikes Peak Region Alumnae Association held its annual September brunch at the lovely home of Daraleen Schaffer. - Gini Simonson, gini.

STETSON Sisters of the Omega Chapter at Stetson University attended the Welcome Back to School Bash to promote Alpha Xi Delta and to enjoy an afternoon of music, games and lunch on the Stetson Green. - Taylor Silveira,

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DENVER The Denver Alumnae Association planned its annual school supply drive to benefit Family Advocacy, Care, Education and Support (FACES) and attended Castle Rock Shops’ Shopping Extravaganza, a shopping event where a portion of ticket sales benefitted Autism Speaks. In addition, the association hosted Bountiful Bazaar where members sold baked goods, baskets and much more to raise money for Autism Speaks, the Boys/Girls Club, FACES, the Family Crisis Center and Warren Village. - Debbie Tapp,

MINNEAPOLIS – ST. PAUL McKenzie Zimmerman, a member of the Minneapolis – St. Paul Alumnae Association, does more by organizing and hosting an annual fundraiser called “Dance Jam”, with all proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks. The event held at a dance studio in Andover, Minnesota, includes dance classes and a silent auction. McKenzie has raised more than $1,800 for Autism Speaks since starting Dance Jam three years ago. – Shannon Schwartz,

INDIANAPOLIS The Indianapolis Alumnae Association paid a special tribute to Cary Smith Russell who entered Chapter Eternal this fall. Cary is a fellow Gamma Beta Chapter Sister to Past National President Debbie Maas (pictured bottom right). The association was led in singing the Lord’s Prayer and recited The Symphony of Alpha Xi Delta. – Sonja Lowry, sonja316@

MARSHALL Fifteen Sisters who were initiated in the early 1980s at Marshall University held their third annual summer reunion in Charleston, South Carolina. The women traveled from New Jersey, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Nebraska, West Virginia and Virginia to spend time reconnecting, laughing and sharing memories. – Lori Matthews, Editor’s Note: Sadly, after receiving this submission, we learned that Cary Smith Russell, pictured holding the R, entered Chapter Eternal on September 16, 2016. 31









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April 2017 CELEBRATE WORLD AUTISM MONTH April is an important month to Alpha Xi Delta.

Not only does our Founders’ Day fall right in the middle of this exciting month, but we also use the entire month to celebrate our national philanthropy partnership with Autism Speaks. Each week we feature a different pillar of Autism Speaks’ mission. Be sure to check social media and Exclusively Xi during the month of April for more ideas on how you can get involved!

 eek #1: Understanding and Acceptance W April 2-8

“I believe one of the easiest things a Sister, chapter or alumnae association can do is promote the understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders. From wearing a puzzle piece pin to tabling to Lighting It Up Blue on April 2, there are many ways we can create a greater awareness and a better understanding of those who are on the autism spectrum, the work of Autism Speaks and our partnership.  The Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Association has marked World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Autism Awareness Month in a variety of ways over the past 8 years. Some of our events include meeting for lunch downtown while wearing blue, having Sisters sell baked goods and wristbands that have facts about autism attached to them, having a blue jeans day at work where 34 the

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employees pay money to wear blue and having a guest speaker from Autism Speaks at a brunch where we sold blue light bulbs and had other Autism Speaks related door prizes. We have worked hard to incorporate a better understanding and acceptance of those on the autism spectrum within our association and those who we come in contact with on a daily basis.” - Jennifer Beeman Zipf, Wisconsin-Eau Claire ’98

Week #2: Family Services - April 9-15

“Last year the Family Services week challenge was to do outreach with first responders for autism training. My chapter reached out to some of the local police officers during the month of April. We gave them pamphlets about responding to an emergency situation in which a person on the spectrum was involved and brought them some donuts. The officers loved it! The Chief of Police thanked us numerous times for helping to educate his team on what he and his force considered a very important matter. We were asked that day to return the next year with extra information and were given the numbers of other local first responders to spread the word. It only took one phone call and half an hour of our day, but truly affected the mission of Autism Speaks. My chapter members and I all loved the experience.” - Lauren Bakos, West Virginia ’15


Week #3: Advocacy - April 16-22

“When I joined Alpha Xi Delta and was introduced to Autism Speaks, I quickly started to see the challenges associated with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks and Alpha Xi Delta do a great job of showing people, like me, why understanding autism matters and how simple it is to help! Now, two years later, I am so proud that I can help do my part and advocate on behalf of those affected by autism. It is so easy but makes a lasting impact. I personally am involved in advocacy work by following Autism Votes, which shares updates on laws and policies that can positively affect those with autism and their families. I call my local representatives and voice my support on all bills and issues regarding autism. Lastly, when it comes to fundraising for AmaXIng Challenges and the Autism Speaks Walk events, I talk to people in my community about all the great resources Autism Speaks provides for families and educate them on exactly where their donation is going and why it matters!” - Maria Martinez, Kansas State ’15

Week #4: Research - April 23-29

“Autism Speaks research is so important because there are a vast amount of new developments in the field of autism. New research can help our community become aware and help families and individuals who are affected by autism. As a Summer Immersion 2014 participant, I visited Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and saw some of the researchers who are working to understand autism as it continues to affect 1 in 68 children. I felt excited to be standing in the labs and listening to the scientists. My excitement motivates me to continue to assist in raising not only money, but also awareness for autism and how we can better understand the science behind the disorder. Research is an integral part of the four pillars of Autism Speaks’ mission, and the research is the foundation of the organization. Be aware of what research you can be a part of in your everyday life — there is plenty!” - Brooke Zelnik, San Jose State ’12

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Autism Speaks Walk Several Autism Speaks Walk events happened this fall, and our Sisters did their part by volunteering, walking and fundraising for Autism Speaks. If you are interested in joining a Walk, visit to begin fundraising today.




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Autism Speaks Mission: Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Please tell us about Autism Speaks’ new mission statement. Put simply, Autism Speaks enhances lives today and accelerates a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Our mission focuses on personalized solutions for people with autism wherever they fall on the spectrum and throughout their lives. For example, we now know that there is not one autism, but many subtypes, and each person can have unique strengths and challenges. We know most are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. And many people with autism also have other medical issues, such as gastrointestinal disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. Those findings, which Autism Speaks funded, inform our work and show us where to invest so we can make the biggest impact on the autism community. What was the motivation behind creating the new mission statement? In working on our vision for the Next 10 years and the strategic plan, it became obvious that because of amazing progress and learnings in the last decade, the mission needed to evolve as the field had evolved. It’s important to note that none of this progress in awareness, advocacy, or research would be possible without support from partners like Alpha Xi Delta. Now, we want to work toward even greater progress in the next 10 years, and we are so grateful Alpha Xi Delta is on this journey with us. How will the new mission objectives affect the work of Autism Speaks? We need to adapt our programs and services to meet people wherever they are on the spectrum through every stage of life. That means we will continue to raise funds for research that focuses on developing personalized treatments and improving our understanding of autism. We will work

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with health care providers, educators and families to increase timely screenings and to decrease the time from age of diagnosis to intervention. We also plan to focus heavily on transition planning for those moving from school-based services into adulthood. Key in all of these objectives is making sure people with autism and their families have access to reliable information and community services throughout their lifetime. Why is Alpha Xi Delta important to the mission of Autism Speaks? Collaboration is key to our success, and Alpha Xi Delta has set the standard in terms of partnerships. Your members have raised nearly $6 million over the course of our sevenyear partnership. Autism Speaks has relied on you to be ambassadors for us in just about every major campaign. We see you on the “Today” show helping to promote World Autism Awareness Day each year. We see you at Autism Speaks Walks pitching in wherever help is needed. Your dedication has been crucial in achieving progress over the past 10 years, and you are vital to accomplishing our mission in the next 10. What are you most excited for in Autism Speaks’ future? Honestly, there are so many things I could list. I am excited about working with our supporters and partners to develop substantial solutions throughout a person’s lifetime, and a key piece of this is the transition into adulthood. That means making sure that once children with autism grow up, as they become teenagers and when they age out of school-based services, there are plenty of supports available that match their strengths and challenges. I also think we are on the path to breakthroughs in personalized medicine. Many people with autism have unique cases and really need a tailored approach to treatment. New research is key, and I am very excited about the potential impact from our scientific community in the near future.


Thank You

for making an important investment in young women’s

lives and the Alpha Xi Delta we love. In 2015-2016, you helped:

Leadership Coaching Fully fund the Leadership Coach Program,

Funding Gifts Fund $1,000 gifts to Texas Tech University,

making possible 64 chapter visits; 53 Executive

Kennesaw State University and Wittenberg

Committee high-performance team trainings;

University to support leadership development

and 754 individual coaching sessions.

programming in honor of newly established Alpha Xi Delta chapters.

Courageous Conversations Support the Courageous Conversations

Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute

Program, empowering more than 4,343

Make possible the participation of one

undergraduate participants to be advocates for

collegiate Sister at the Undergraduate

honest dialogue and healthy relationships.

Interfraternity Institute.

A Clear Vision of Life


Provide funding for A Clear Vision of Life: The

Award scholarships to 73 collegiate and

Wellbeing Program, helping alumnae increase

alumnae members to realize their higher

their capacity to thrive in the five areas of

education goals and prepare for today’s ever-

wellbeing – purpose, social, financial, physical

changing global job market.

and community.

Convention Keynote Speaker

Slaymaker Kinsey Award Recognize 91 collegiate Sisters with the

Fund Convention keynote speaker Glennon

Slaymaker-Kinsey Award for academic

Doyle Melton, who inspired 575 attendees to


embrace courage, boldness and purpose in their life’s work.

Autism Speaks Award AmaXIng Challenge Grants helping six


chapters raise $130,000 for Autism Speaks.

Award grants to two alumnae Sisters to attend professional conferences. 39


FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THE FRATERNITY “The Foundation’s priority is to provide funding for the Fraternity’s high-quality education and leadership development programming. We are helping young women be the best version of themselves in college and in life.” Michelle Soderquist Hartnett, Foundation Chair

The Leadership Coach Program inspires members

The Founders’ Academy prepares chapter presidents

to discover and use their strengths for success in their chapter, on their campus and in their chosen careers. Sisters who have benefitted from a visit with a Leadership Coach have said:

and emerging leaders to choose to shine with their strengths.

“I now know that my top strengths are communication and responsibility. Knowing these are my strengths helps give me confidence to be more vocal and participate in chapter events.” “I think as an executive team, we learned a lot about holding our Sisters accountable for our actions as well as our responsibilities.”

The Courageous Conversation Program

“Alpha Xi Delta has changed my life from the moment I fell in love with this organization. I have gained personal skills and formed friendships for a lifetime. At The Founders’ Academy, I have learned the power of 150+ women who all believe in the same thing.”

empowers young women to be advocates for honest dialogue and healthy relationships. Of participants surveyed:

• 93.49% agreed or strongly agreed that because of this workshop, they are better equipped to support a friend who is a victim/survivor of abuse or sexual assault. • 92.09% agreed or strongly agreed that because of this workshop, they are better able to recognize unhealthy or abusive behaviors or warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, even it it’s not physical abuse. “I liked how it was presented in a way that made a safe environment for our Sisters.” “It was held in an appropriate manner, and it was more based on being supportive of somebody who is in an abusive relationship. I have been in many workshops taking the victims point of view, but none that tell you what to do as the friend.”

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“The Founders’ Academy has had such a strong impact on me and how I see myself as a leader. Cultivating leaders is such an important and essential thing for AXiD to do when considering the integrity of her chapters and organization. Thank you for helping to make this possible.”

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A Clear Vision of Life: The Wellbeing Program for Alumnae “Through my experience working with Sisters on A Clear Vision of Life, I have become so much more aware of my own overall wellbeing. My research related to sleep has helped me improve my own sleep quality.” “Speak up! Remember that your opinions are valuable, too — don’t be afraid to rock the boat with new views and ideas. You’ll get a confidence boost, and you’ll be seen as a leader who brings unmatched value to the team.”

Why I Give How has Alpha Xi Delta inspired you to realize your potential? I believe Alpha Xi Delta has and continues to inspire me to realize my potential due to the life-long friendships I made while attending Michigan State University (MSU). My Beta Theta Sisters were, and still are, some of the most supportive, encouraging and motivating friends I have had in my life. They are my extended family. Through Alpha Xi Delta, I learned leadership skills that helped me transition into the real world and my career. She instilled in me compassion and love, which I use on a daily basis to be a better wife and mother. Alpha Xi Delta sparked an interest in me to become more involved in my community and give back. I was shy, and the Sisterhood helped me step out of my comfort zone and reach out to the community. As an adult, I’ve volunteered at our local animal shelter, my children’s schools, the Red Cross, Salty Paws (a local animal assistance group that aids in hurricane situations), Stop Hunger Now and the Sea Turtle Project.


How does it feel to establish the Christine May Hutchinson Class of ’91 Scholarship and support the higher education of future generations of Beta Theta Sisters? I feel lucky and fortunate that I have been blessed with the ability to endow a scholarship and support the higher education of future generations of Sisters. I cannot take credit for the financial ability to have been able to gift the sorority with the funds. The credit goes to my family who created a fund that has the ability to donate funds to various causes we see fit. I suppose the credit I get is that I felt my heart strings being pulled towards the sorority I became a part of at MSU, Alpha Xi Delta! I’m very happy that I get to be a part of assisting a fellow Sister to further her education in order to go out into the world and do something worthwhile to benefit others. It is a pay it forward moment that is exciting to be a part of. What is your favorite phrase from our Symphony and why? I would have to say my favorite phrase today is “these things, O Lord, help us to instill within our hearts that we may grow in courage and graciousness and peace.” This one last line sums up everything from the whole Symphony and includes our Lord. I find including our Lord in any part of my life has instilled within my heart the ability to grow in courage, graciousness and peace. How has Alpha Xi Delta inspired you to realize your potential? Alpha Xi Delta has inspired me in many ways. Being in the college chapter and serving in various offices helped me learn team-work and how to handle responsibility. As a member of an alumnae association, I learned how women of different ages, at different stages of life, could be friends and Sisters. I think my greatest inspiration has come when attending National Conventions, where difficult issues affecting our Fraternity are debated and voted on. Our Sisters may hold vastly different ideas about an issue and may passionately argue on one side or the other, but when the vote is over, we remain united, realizing that all of us only want what we think is best for Alpha Xi Delta and her members.


What is your favorite phrase from our Symphony and why? I think my favorite part might be these words: “that without bitterness or defeat we may encounter misfortune and with humility meet success.” I think that both of these goals are very difficult to attain, but I find the latter is harder for me than the former. Every time I hear these words, it is a reminder to me that I have achieved nothing in life on my own. I have always had the help and support of others, every step of the way, and they deserve much more of the credit than I do. You have joined our Society of 1893. Why did you choose to make a planned gift to the Foundation and what option did you choose? My husband and I do not have children, so I want to leave any funds remaining at the time of my death to causes that are dear to my heart, and the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation is one of those. My husband and I have arranged for that via bequests in our wills.

By making a bequest or other planned gift to the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, you can help us continue making a difference for Alpha Xi Deltas across the nation. What better way to continue to celebrate your memories and Sisterhood in Alpha Xi Delta than to continue your impact well into the future. Gifts large and small are important. Planned giving is not only for the wealthy! There are many ways to give to Alpha Xi Delta through your estate planning, including naming Alpha Xi Delta a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement plan or insurance policy. For more information about planned giving, please contact either Kendra Lewis, Director of Development, at 317.872.3500 ext. 117, or Elizabeth de Jong, Development Officer, at 317.628.6612. 41


Meet a Scholarship Recipient Olivia Ulrich, Georgia Tech ’15 2017 Gamma Eta Scholarship Recipient “I want to express my gratitude to the Sisters who have donated and made the Gamma Eta Scholarship possible. Your generosity allows students like me to pursue their educational goals and future careers. I will be a second-year student at the Georgia Institute of Technology this upcoming year, majoring in industrial engineering with a minor in Spanish. My goal is to apply this combination of coursework to a career in humanitarian logistics and supply chain, where I can work with the operations, logistics and problem-solving behind large nonprofits or global relief organizations. As a goal-oriented student, the Gamma Eta Scholarship is especially motivating because I can already begin to see the effects of my hard work during my first year at Georgia Tech. It is incredible to see discipline in academics and extracurricular activities pay off. It was a challenging year, but my Alpha Xi Delta Sisters have been here to support me every step of the way. College is a large financial commitment, but the generous alumnae donations will significantly help me through this next year while I work toward my educational and career goals. Thank you so much to the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation for the organization of this scholarship opportunity; I am so grateful! TFJ and Go Jackets!”

Meet a Grant Recipient Jakelyn Spencer, Purdue ’15 2016 Dorothy Dodd Grant Jakelyn is the recipient of the 2016 Dorothy Dodd Grant to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute® (UIFI), a premier leadership development experience for fraternity men and sorority women.

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“I have gained a new appreciation for Greek life. Joining Alpha Xi Delta has been one of the highlights of my college career thus far. What I realized upon attending UIFI was that being a part of a sorority is not just what you do with your letters on your chest. When a person joins a sorority or fraternity, they gain so much more. They gain hundreds of thousands of brothers and Sisters across the nation, all striving and living for the same things. Thanks to the Foundation, I was able to attend this remarkable institute. Being chosen to receive this leadership grant has been truly humbling, and I am forever grateful to have had this opportunity. To me, Alpha Xi Delta will always hold a great space in my heart. My eyes have been opened wider. What we have learned at UIFI will forever affect how we live our lives. We will and have learned to uphold our values, to take a step in leadership, and to most importantly always be heard.”

E Xi Give E-Xi Give is a recurring gift that you set up with the Foundation to be made on a consistent basis of your choice — you pick a monthly, quarterly or annual gift that will be processed on the schedule you request. When you enroll in E-Xi Give, you determine the amount and frequency of your gift, and it will automatically transfer from your checking account or be billed to your credit or debit card. It is safe and secure, and your information will never be shared or sold. If you would like to set up E-Xi Give, please contact Amber Hageman, Foundation Assistant, 317.872.3500 ext. 124 or email her at “I give through the E-Xi Give Program because it is so easy — no checks to write and you don’t have to even think about it.” – Rhonda Shives, Louisiana State University ’87

Top Ten Chapters by Number of Collegiate and Alumnae Donors

Top Ten Chapters by Amount Given by Collegiate and Alumnae Donors

Gamma Theta Tau Alpha Eta Beta Mu Gamma Eta Delta Gamma Zeta Xi Theta Gamma Theta Rho

Gamma Kappa Rho Alpha Delta Alpha Eta Beta Epsilon Beta Lambda Beta Chi Gamma Eta Gamma Psi

University of Mount Union University of Wisconsin-Madison University of New Hampshire Purdue University Bowling Green State University Georgia Institute of Technology University of Nebraska at Kearney Auburn University University of Delaware California State University, San Marcos

University of Mount Union University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Nebraska-Lincoln Oregon State University Purdue University Monmouth College Pennsylvania State University Gettysburg College Georgia Institute of Technology Frostburg State University

MARY BURT NASH SOCIETY The Mary Burt Nash Society recognizes leadership donors stepping up to support Alpha Xi Delta Foundation by giving $1,000 or more annually. All restricted and unrestricted gifts count toward Mary Burt Nash Society recognition. The Foundation is pleased to recognize the following Sisters and friends who gave $1,000 or more between June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

Sandra Lea Abrams, University of Maryland, College Park Marcia Brink Adair, Monmouth College Lynn Andrews, University of Iowa Tracie Barry, Southeast Missouri State University Janice Sheldon Baumback, University of Washington Jean Busby Beard, Purdue University Kristin Olson Billingsley, Sonoma State University Bonnie Baker Blish, University of California, Los Angeles Margaret Claire Bozarth, Monmouth College George Brown, Jr., Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Jill Nelson Butler, California State University, Fresno Kathleen Burke Clark, University of Maryland, College Park Jean Smith Clark, Pennsylvania State University Marcella Smucker Clark, Ohio Wesleyan University Michele Maranian Curth, California State University, Northridge Elizabeth Shelly de Jong, Bethany College Edwin and Jeanette May Foundation Dr. Michele Marie Herbst Evink, South Dakota State University Paige Faries, Western Kentucky University

Giles Memorial Foundation Marguerite Frick, Georgia Institute of Technology Jane Dunlap Gaby, University of TennesseeKnoxville Martha Geppert, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Christine Shellhammer Gilliam, Bowling Green State University Margaret Payne Greene, Stetson University Diane Curtis Gregory, Wittenberg University Linnea Thodt Hadlock, University of Iowa Michelle Soderquist Hartnett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mary Louise Haymaker Hill, Purdue University Jim & Vicki Klemke, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta Jennifer Emerick Kuntz, University of Northern Iowa Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, Case Western Reserve University Julie Lambert, Oregon State University Wendy Kurtz Levine, Indiana University Kendra Becker Lewis, Purdue University Sonja Zedigian Lowry, Monmouth College Jacquelyn J. Lyerly, Alpha Deuteron Charlotte Lewis Martin, University of Georgia Patricia Anderson McBeath, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Omega Financial, Inc. Jacqueline Fonder Pechette, Syracuse University Rebecca Richter Perrett, University of NebraskaLincoln Pauline Dale Platt, Gettysburg College Charlotte Eller Poston, Texas State University Nancy Drenan Prendergast, The Ohio State University Jane Fursey Ralston, University of Mount Union Elizabeth Stuckert Ray, University of Kentucky Nadine Luise Roberts, Frostburg State University Christina Robertson, University of West Georgia Janice Zajac Sayatovic, Syracuse University Tana Sterrett Scott, Middlebury College Claudette Smith, Jacksonville State University Dorothy Cihlar Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bobby Allphin Stanton, University of Kentucky Jane Hooper Sutton, Western Carolina University Julie Rogers Turner, Georgia Institute of Technology 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 Linda Mae Bernd Wrench, Indiana University 43


Foundation Donors The Foundation thanks the following Sisters and friends who made donations between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. 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 = Member of the Heart Sunshine Circle * Chapter Eternal


Knox College Founders’ Giving Circle Karen King McConnell Sisterhood Giving Circle Betty Darnell Nelson Juliet Engel Schertz Linda Sokody Seybold Donor Doris Janes Lawton Carolyn Swartz Park


Iowa Wesleyan College Sisterhood Giving Circle Cynthia Hardistry Reynolds Sally Schuck Sheri Seibold Donor Linda Faust Witmer


University of Mount Union Lombard Giving Circle Jane Fursey Ralston Sisterhood Giving Circle Gretchen Nile Baldwin * Marilyn Conrath Kristin Zureck DeCarolis Connie Snode Flynn Yallah Gault Judith Jackson Denise Kipfstuhl Sarah McCloskey Susan Bostwick Shiring Donor Chandler Aldridge = Gloria Chase Aluzas Deana Allen Tracy Asplin Emily Ault = Miranda Baker Kacy Baker Alexandria Baklarz Kelly Barley

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Allison Bates Erin Bell Mackenzie Berry Shaigan Bhatti Halie Brooks Rachel Brumenschenkel Jessica Calhoun Katherine Carnel Ashleigh Carney = Kalie Catterall Natalie Cerciello Emily Clark Morgan Cmunt Annissa Coley = Jacqueline Companey Samantha Cottrell Bethany cox Emma Creech Emily Define Kathleen Detchon Shelby Drazen Teresa Drew Kayla Dunlap Sarah Filipovich = Jenna Finch Nicole Franchino Macayla Gibbons Bailey Grimm Natalie Groff Alexandria Hamit Caitlyn Hearne Elisabeth King Helber Erica Hirsch Nicole Hodgson Sarah Hohenadel Miranda Huebner Kaitlin Inghram Dana Jackson Demi Johnson = Jenna Kassinger Leah Kehner Jenna Kennedy Jessica Kossin = Joyce Glover Krahling Trisha Frank Kraushaar Kayla Krese = Sierra Lacivita Cassidy Lasick = Dana Lautenschlenger Kayla Lehman June Fursey Lee Megan Leibensperger Kaeleigh Louk Kelsye Maciag Michele Marchand Jordan Martin Hunder Mattern Taylor McCartney = Mackenzie McClelland Kelly McMahon Karen Miller Jenna Miller =

Chloe Myers Lois Everett Myers Melanie Nakonachny = Margaret O’Gorman Cassidy Ott Rachel Palm Jordan Pastor Brittany Piatt = Tessa Pollari Bethany Porter Taylor Recinella Deborah Vernon Remias Hannah Richard Sarah Richards Paige Robson Raecel Rossiter Taylor Rothbrust Jamie Sanborn Alexandra Scali Vicki Schaeffer Ashley Sears Jocelyn Sefick = Bridget Smith McKinzie Smith Kathryn Riddel Soudry Carole Evans Spiker Tracy Bombik Stainbrook Nancy Stauch Amy Strawser Jessica Swanson Alexis Swartz Elca Swigart Kori Trachsel Abigail Van Auken Kaitlyn Vance Shannon Vecchio Tayler Walsh Willmetta Warholyk Jordan Warrick Morgan Weber Michaelea White Emily Winfield Brittany Zupanic


Bethany College-West Virginia Sisterhood Giving Circle Anne Buchanan Blankenship Elizabeth De Jong Suzanne Abbott Lesiak Donor Emily Anderson = Ashleigh Asbury = Alanna Bebech Samantha Binkley = Sierra Bone = Julia Bromyard = Haleigh Brooks = Vanessa Chisler = Kiera Cullen = Cristal Caldera-King Jenna Clancy =

Lauren Davis = Kvanna Diaz = Elizabeth Rebidue Dimpfl Alexandra Ercole = Stephanie Everett = Rachel Fiedler = Aidan Garvey = Winifred Hauber = Stefani Mangino Holmes Amber LaMotte = Christine Elizabeth Lemley Alexandra Malcanas = Catherine Marshall = Victoria McGaffick = Alexis Monroe = Mariah Moore = Elizabeth Newhouse = Desiree Podgorski = Dana Sullivan Railsback Dayanara Ramos = Kassandra Reed = Alyssa Rodriguez = Caroline Rubash = Nicole Salopek Sarah Sebetich = Bethany Selph Susan Dodd Simchock Sarah Smith = Stephanie Sowers = Sarah Thrall = Kari Tiede Ashley Vankirk = Elizabeth Kasserman Weiser Rebecca Westcom =


University of South Dakota Lombard Giving Circle Kay Cameron Olson Mary Ricciardello Sandvig Founders’ Giving Circle Elysia Balster Gallivan Patricia Neis Hoffmeier Cynthia Manke Jewett Constance Hauck Rosso Sisterhood Giving Circle Karen Kruse Beville Ramona Fiksdal Bowden Connie Cottington Colwill Linda Eagan Barbara Smith Reynolds Carol Ricciardello Kathy Jones Schladweiler Donor Angie Butler Ackerman Mary Duncan Amanda Hanson = Macie Harris = Kristy Leigh Amundson Jackson Donna Heggelund Jensen Barbara Shafer Kraemer Nancy Gellhaus Ludvik

Beverly Allison Mickelson Annie Miller Carol Hall Pendery Kayla Prasek Dorothy Dyer Rolls Kayla Gengler Schroeder Stephanie Sinclair Shelly Cronin Starr


Wittenberg University Lombard Giving Circle Diane Curtis Gregory Jennifer Bauer Henson Sisterhood Giving Circle Carolyn Trinter Cull Sharon Hall Norma Jean Jones Mozier Donor Phyllis Janet Sussner Bernstein Dee Stutz Frazier Jeanne Ellen Schrader Gamble Audrey Tatro Hall Carolyn Hessong Hickman Karen House Hofbauer Judith Becker Kemp Pamela Benken Lyle Ellen Tinter MacFarlane Barbara Smick Peterson Margaret Ann Rankin Rittenhouse Robin Corson Russell Renee Slaw Pamela Wurster


Syracuse University Lombard Giving Circle Jacqueline Fonder Pechette Janice Zajac Sayatovic Sisterhood Giving Circle Dorothy Borneman Bell Gretchen Balling DiMarco Ruth Hazard Lee Donor Belen Crisp Olivia Farnham Barbara Economides Kelly Emily McCarthy Nancy Nelson Elizabeth Tyson


University of Wisconsin-Madison Lombard Giving Circle Kathryn Kuechenmeister Vaughan Sisterhood Giving Circle Hope Beck Goldsmith Mary Goers Sheryl Bennett Karnosky Elizabeth John Loehne Patricia Anderson McBeath * Joan Rohde Trafford Kaye McGann Waggoner Donna Milford Wischmann Jane Lewis Wise Donor Olivia Baum = Lane Baumbach =

Rebekah Blumenfeld = Caroline Brennan = Rachel Brown = Emily Buechner = Rachel Campagna = Lily Comp = Ashling Davern = Danielle Dooge = Gillian Dyer = Audrey Entwistle = Jordan Farraj = Madison Fitzsimmons Trobec = Julia Frangul = Abigail Granite = Caisey Griffith= Karigynn Hansen = Ann Nunemaker Hartman Chloe Johnson = Susan Lamphere Kahne Kristin Lapsley = Lauren Lewandowski = Kyra Little = Danielle Lynn = Allison McGreaham = Ceylan Misirli = Michaela Moulder = Erin Patrick = Caroline Patz = Marcia Bourkland Pauly Gina Perez Amelia Porco = Kristin Pujanauski = Mackenzie Rehm = Emily Rosati = Renee Shields= Jean Brann Shuler Kelly Siverhus = Hailey Staunton = Elise Suppes = Susan Voeglie Templar Linda Thoemke Wickstrom Natalie Wilbur = Nicole Wlodarski = Jean Stoffel Young Abigail Zemach =


West Virginia University Sisterhood Giving Circle Sharon Hubacher Pugh Nancy Cox Whitham Mary Kathryne Caussin Wiedebusch Donor Joanne Walker Bowie Stephanie Smith Currie Elaine Bartsch Dolan Lisa Sine Drewry Laura White Lawson Karen Schoonover Martin Alexandra Ballard Reynolds Cheryl Dean Riley Eva Roberts Lucille Schmieder Carol Wilson Wilking Jamie Zupanc =


University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Lombard Giving Circle Martha Geppert Marian Harding Thompson Sisterhood Giving Circle Michelle Groce Cahoon Julia Wilson Dillon Dorothy Drolet Dirks Patricia Bolin Glenn Anne Heitzman Linda Lowery Lindsay Pamela McVeigh Kathy Schleicher Becky Brdik Smilak Dorothy Cihlar Smith Patricia Spalding Sturtz Veronica Pontarelli Toussaint Juliette Coderre Watson Edith Wiedling Webber Donor Patricia Riccetti Adams Paige Annolino = Sherrill Newhouse Babler Camissa Beghou = Ivy Iversen Burkin Alexis Curran = Barbara Larson Dilling Katherine Fickel = Madison Graves = Kathleen Huttenhoff Grzybek Linda Harmeson Ava Heemsoth Savannah Howe = Jenna Jurewicz = Deborah McWilliams Keyes Ashley Khan = Kirsten Kozarits = Sydney Kozloski = Jessica Lanis = Regina Cuellar Lee Lindsay Leiber = Linda Biersach Matkowski Mary McCarthy = Elise Meyer = Cheri Schmid Mezydlo Louise Ray Nichols Brittany Nyberg Linda Jayne Rodenburg Grace Rull Georgia Chevere Schreiner Chelsea Schroeder = Helen McFedries Severson Gail Lopatka Stone Amanda Tainter = Mary Clark Willy


University of Minnesota Donor Laurel Ness Gatz Gwen Hagen


University of Washington Heritage Giving Circle Janice Sheldon Baumback Lombard Giving Circle Sandra Gleason Walston Sisterhood Giving Circle Marjory Dark Barbee Susan Brown-Maunder Susan Tompkins Commeree Irene Hysong Miller Katherine Orebaugh Reinke Donor Christina Boykin = Kaitlin Brugato= Morgan Chase = Madeline Dickson = Joyce Byrd Doland Lauren Feldmann = Sarah Feldmann = Anna Lea Ambrose Gary Rita Tappe Gill Devon Hansen = Joan Lowry Hartsough Nancy Gale Newell Hilton Katharine Johnson = Valdean Sears Jones Allice Kim = Kellie Kou = Ty Mahoney = Colleen Canavan Meacham Karin Muggli = Katherine Hempler Parker Rachel Platin = Madison San Fellipo = Marjorie Bragdon Satterfield Tauna Shoemaker Rachel Uomoto = Amber Valenzuela = Samantha Vineberg = Julianne Werner = Heather Wu =


University of Kentucky Lombard Giving Circle Elizabeth Stuckert Ray Sisterhood Giving Circle Patricia Jean Cox Sandi Edwards Sharon Kay Miller Hall Kathleen Nicol Karen Cook Rudd Bobby Allphin Stanton Kimberly Starr Donor Jean Virginia Shure Amos Jill O’Daniel Debra Suzanne Haysley Roling Ann Lyon Santor Gertrude Evans Sewell DeRonda Elaine Miniard Short Esq 45



University of California-Berkeley Sisterhood Giving Circle Marion Macdonald Blau Jeanne Martell Campbell Celia Samaras Maneatis Virginia Harrell Schultz Dorothy Anderson Tregea Donor Emily Marie Fara Akey Carla Civiello Betts Christine Marth Luft Jean Campbell Roman Teresa Marie Smith


Ohio University Sisterhood Giving Circle Carolyn McLaughlin Cuppernull Rose Vachon Kunkel Roarty Donor Martha Brown Black Kathryn Brown = Allison Brunenmeister = Mary Banks Connett Janice Brueckner Garver Nelda May Booth Granum Betty Lou Hayes Harden Barbara Poland Harris Carla Dixon Kahler Megan Michalak = Terri Lockhart Muha Heather Levee Popadych Sydney Trecarichi = Marianne Frank Turman Sara Watterson


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lombard Giving Circle Jane Wilkens Schroeder Founders’ Giving Circle Alice Frampton Dittman Michelle Soderquist Hartnett Rebecca Richter Perrett Sisterhood Giving Circle Kathryn Ashenfelter Marcia Boden Janet Beachler Day Katherine Hanson Carol Schneider Honey Marlene Labenz-Hough Regina Todero Mangine Caroline Stephenson Marciano Mary Jeanne Marchant Maxwell Emily Wray Stander Donor Dorothy Anderson* Christyne Evans Bathel Cassidy Becklun Marguerite Boslaugh Allison Coates = Nicole Fox Franta Susan Embury Gibson Marsha Richmond Glover Deborah Friedman Grimm Morgan Gruebele

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Janice Nelson Herbek Lois J Hayes Hoff Janet Johnson Celeste Knapper Halleen Lockhart = Marybelle Baskin McMillan Tristen Metcalf = Sharon Johnson Micek Debra Bettenhausen Miller Laurel Rae Olson Nye Ellen Poly Vineta Verners Rehm Sheri Schipper-Kriete Jeanette Lynn Erickson Stull Jennifer Wetzel = Chase Wolinski = Lori Larson Zarkowski


University of Iowa Symphony Giving Circle Jean Koza Leider Founders’ Giving Circle Linnea Thodt Hadlock Sisterhood Giving Circle Lynn Andrews Patricia Bunting Angelici Elizabeth L Gray Gumbrell Mary Baker Jones Claire Stoltenberg McKinzie Sondra Sohm Shelton Jamie Suzanne Swan Donor Theresa Dvorak Ann Raster English Claire Hagedorn = Judith Drews Haring-Green Jacqueline McDonald Johnson Jean Ann Sulek Jordan Susan Morse Logan Meredith Malone Sylvia Patterson McCalla Megan Gustafson Melloy Katlyn Rhodes Sherry Cernin Schaddel Janet Rummery Thorne Shari Walling Brittanie Wieland Emily Zehr


University of New Hampshire Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Eileen Shaughnessy Marquis Shirley Newcomer Wagner Donor Jessica Ackers = Alexa Amato = Carol Colby Anderson Amanda Annicelli = Meagan Aponas = Abigail Ayers = Leah Bachetti = Jennie Baker = Tess Baldino = Elizabeth Barker = Allison Belisle =

Kathryn Bennett = Lauren McHugh Berger Joanne Marie Anderson Bloom Abigail Boardman = Marissa Brockman = Emily Buchholz = Emily Bukovich = Isabelle Brock = Elizabeth Cardini = Kayla Carlisle = Stevee Carollo = Julia Cassidy = Kim Petruchik Cavanagh Rachel Chutchian-O’Sullivan = Mackenzie Colcord = Cheyenne Collins = Alexa Condon = Marisa Conover Alice Craven = Trisha Crowe = Maytane De Mendieta = Alison Douglas= Emily DuRivage = Kayla Eckley = Jessica Evans = Margaret Falcone = Alana Fanaritis = Morgan Finniss = Kailin Fish = Kimberly Fisher = Marissa Flood = Virginia Nussdorfer Froio Rebecca Glaser = Mackenzie Hawe = Michelle Hindle = Jenna Hogan = Samantha Houle Amanda Ikonos = Jenna Jordan = Regan Judge = Emma Kantrowitz = Keleigh Kapstad = Nicole Karazurna = Tiffany Keenan = Tara Kenney = Alison Klein = Kerry Keohane Koch Samantha Labrecque = Lyndsay Levin= Andrea Levy = Kelsey Linehan = Kelsey Logan = Megan Lopez = Samantha Loures = Grace Lynn = Eliza MacDonald = Sarah Mahoney = Gina Mancini = Brittany Marien = Caroline Marino = Patricia Marut= Talia Matrumalo = Katherine McCombs = Alana McKay = Alexa McKeon = Alexa Metrano = Amanda Miller =

Victoria Milo = Meghan Moore = Molly Morgan = Marie Morganelli = Lauren Moses= Shania Mulley= Kathryn Murphy = Jill O’Gara = Mikaela O’Neil = Allison Onofrio = Allison Pagliuca = Francesca Panorese = Abby Pokraka= Grace Polak = Corisa Quincey = Mary Rayno = Nicole Ricciardi = Veronica Rose= Rachel Salkind = Emily Sceery = Kasie Serafin = Lauren Shaw = Anna Shortell = Kellie Smith = Jane Shaw Smoot Kathryn Sondheim = Bridget Soutter = Carolyn Stacey = Christina Steere = Bailey Steinberg = Sandra Strogen = Meaghan Swenson = Taylor Taschner = Kathleen Teren = Lauren Tessier= Suzanne Drake Thompson Olivia Tortolini= Polixeni Tsiotos = Logan Tully = Katherine Blajda Tyson Paige Vallie = Makenzie Venckauskas = Jordan Villa = Margaret Vineis = Caitlin Walsh = Sydney Warchol = Alyssa Ware = Erica Warish = Michaela Wasson = Emily Wilson = Nicole Wotton= Jessie Zionts = Megan Zuliani =


Albion College Symphony Giving Circle Allison James Green Founders’ Giving Circle Joanne Braucher * Sisterhood Giving Circle Beverly June Luke Dempsey Valerie Palliaer McCammon Claudia Barker Valente Donor Barbara Jane Hutson Demarsh Catherine Huxtable Graham

Eileen Hart Harrison Sarah Kilbride Barbara Ann Lindblom Judith Ann Montgomery Onthank Phyllis Reitzel Ross Jennifer Daniels Umberger Linda Louise Washkewicz Nancy Clark Weil Janet C Gaiefsky Witkowski


University of Kansas Donor Chara Brandon Dillon Mock Hilary Roberts


The Ohio State University Lombard Giving Circle Nancy Drenan Prendergast Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Anders Adams-Smith Rebecca Reed Cairns Lydia Blalock Harto Winifred Kneisley Huffman Joan Brown Ladd Elizabeth Ruth Gans Lidington Cheryl Ann Bowersox Louder Suzanne Harvey Madison Jean Ann Walter Mahan Cathy Pierce Carol Russo Linda Amick Safford Sarah Rebecca Miller Smith Betty Cronin Webb Kim Ann Creager Wilver Donor Jeanne Menyhert Campbell Alexandra Casiere Cassidy Clay = Kelle Caroline Gross Coy Lisa Boccabell DaLena Sue Riley Fackler Marilyn Kropp Harrer Lindsey Hojnowski Mary Miller Horner Barbara Elizabe Ott Kautz Ellen Louise Dettra Kunst Bethany Martin Kathryn Mendiola Karen Jeffers Meskimen Kathryn Moore Julie Palmquist Sedgwick Dominique Villoria Janet Volpe Vine Erin Teare Vitagliano Chelsea Wintzer = Leslie Anne Crump Zuk


Stetson University Lombard Giving Circle Margaret Payne Greene Sisterhood Giving Circle Lorraine Feasel Reddick Patricia Byrd Shamrock

Donor Pat Garrison Chattaway Anna Foster Ashley Frederick = Mildred Elizabe Campbell Gibson Adelaide Godwin = Nancy Crable Kirk Mary FoarNicholas Rachel Saunders = Morgan Wailes = Ruth Henrickson Webb Brady Young =

Alpha Beta

Cornell University Sisterhood Giving Circle Nancy Coles Hallinan Carol Mayer Utter Donor Emily Bitar Nina Klopfer Elaine Anne Bushart Sievert

Alpha Gamma

Coe College Sisterhood Giving Circle Sandra Dahlstrom Kruger Pauline Herron Huston Miller Donor Marilyn Foster Erickson Carmen Lee Whitecotton Hauser Maurine Morgan Johnson Phyllis Dellman Stanchfield

Alpha Delta

Oregon State University Symphony Giving Circle Julie Lambert Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Riggs Arndt Janet Leonard Baillie Mary Jo Cox Capps Phyllis Gray Hann Helen Richardson Barbara Ellett Schnabel Donor Kati Gray Austgen Erin Deggendorfer Borla Carol Lorraine Larson Eberlein Elizabeth Anne Wittenberg Hayward Christine Nilsen Marciano Martha Vancamp Richardson Phyllis Armstrong Specht

Alpha Epsilon

University of Michigan Lombard Giving Circle Pamela Ann Tittle Collins Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Ann Smothers Gluski Janet Hutchins Judith Sellevold LaBreche Elizabeth Barber Murray Alveris Louise Bonnell VanFleet Corson Marian Sayward West Linda Rainwater Yates

Donor Carol Burns Blackwell Suzanne Fretthold Boos-Neff Frances Vandiver Parr Bradow Mary Lubienski Flanagan June Miekka Hallenbeck Charlene Edwards Kelsey Virginia Neffner Misch Barbara Libs Murray Judy Elizabeth Fowler Naragon Carol Lutz Norquist Mary Kay Olson Marie Panchuk Roberta Shaw Stimac Barbara Ramin Tuscher Carole Lynn Kilpatrick Underkofler

Alpha Zeta

University of Oklahoma Sisterhood Giving Circle Anna Simmons Hefner Donor Lisa Vaughn Hampton Carlie Mae Howle Rutledge

Alpha Eta

Purdue University Heritage Giving Circle R Jean Busby Beard Mary Louise Haymaker Hill Lombard Giving Circle Kendra Becker Lewis Mary Ruth Hadley Snyder Julia Naftzger Van Sickle Founders’ Giving Circle Sharon Ploch Bassler Nancy Akers Kaney Lois Osenberg Streed Sisterhood Giving Circle Susan Zuhl Bryant Diane McClure Dow Rebekah Fenstermaker Druetzler Karen Ann Kallstrom Jenkin Audrey Rothwell Kleasen Ann Schmiedicke Klemm Jean Ellen Klick Joyce Rill Matthey Litzler Susan Warnock Marshall Lois Congram Myerholtz Barbara Bauman Plochman Anne Ruppe Shields Laura Watkins Skidmore Donna Speck Smith Carol Waite Stephens Doris Kenninger Stump Helen Maxine Hardin Townsend Donor Samantha Deufel Adams Julie Andrews Sharon Albert Balka Nancy Jean Bennett Bray Elizabeth Canida = Kathryn Ann Metz Cavaleri Cynthia Colling Marilyn Odle Cooprider Mary Dunbar Curtis Stephanie Dvorak =

Jean Kay Tevebaugh Ehmsen Colleen Falk = Marjorie Hienton Frantzreb Alyssa Gates = Susan Stephanie Koss Gillis Pamela Jean Stanley Higgins April King Holmes Jeanette Jinks Horrall Nancy Campbell Huntzinger Susan Pepples Hurley Mary Stoten Kachmar Zoe Killeen = Sara Des Jean Konopka Mary Alice McCauley Kranz Kaysaundra Lewis = Mary Ewing McCarter Cheri Lynn Guanci McKown Barbara Nece Michalski Janice Bryant Mitchener Nancy Hahn Morgan Sara Elsbury Morgan Doris Anne McNary Onken Linda Anne Fort Pickett Margaret Mar Viater Platt Mary Kathryn Baughman Pulkrabek Kristi L Brown Reininga Wilma Marie Knoop Shackleton Katherine Shatkus = Sandra Smith Jakelyn Spencer = Odel Ann Butler Strange Theresa Busby Stripling Nicole Verkamp = Hannah Wallace = Judith Anne Turley Weadick Lauren Winkler = Audrey Winn = Lauren Wonds = Roberta Connolly Wygant Ann Gallatin Yager Dianne Ensign Ziegler

Alpha Theta

Northwestern University Founders’ Giving Circle Jean Grommes Feehan Sisterhood Giving Circle Lorraine Talcott Hoopes Pamela Butler James Suzanne Mitton Petru Suzanne Finley Ullmann Donor Joan Catherine Cameron Denton Virginia Hall Edahl Mary Loncharich Gaskell Jane Parsegian Hovsepian

Alpha Iota

Drake University Founders’ Giving Circle Nancy Polk Bogenrief Sisterhood Giving Circle Camilla Olson Blakeslee Jeannette Brown Belke DeLost Isoline Woodroffe Headstrom Margaret Alice McCay Kathleen Joyce Diese Nissly 47

FOUNDATION NEWS Joni Lindale Williamson Donor Janice Forret Doudna Elzabe Kossow Huffman Annette Elaine Dehart Lott Pamela Hope Simpson Nolting Daryl Gay Simpson Norman Betty Jane Zechiel Tomeo

Alpha Kappa

Kansas State University Founders’ Giving Circle Amy Vangilder New Sisterhood Giving Circle Rena June Hartzler Armatas Pauline Baldwin Baskett Kathryn Connor Helen Stover Criss Sherry Lamoreux Humphrey Ann Anset Kraman Cynthia Yoder Stevens Donor Caitlyn Aguirre = Barbara Bain Emma Barnett = Melissa Bohn = Marsha Isaacson Chaffee Caitlin Chambers = Caroline Perkins Clinger Sheila Dicken Collins Barbara Herzog Coupe Sophie Elliott = Lela Beck Glatz Mary Plantz Grasso Kari Keahey = Gillian Long = Mackenzie Lutz = Jo Stroup Lyman Angela Malloy Bonnie Brettell Manuel Emily McEntire = Frances Scott Mettle Kelsey Moore = Stephanie Mylin = Mary O’Connor = Mallory Patten Caroline McCain Peterson-Searls Stephanie Peterson = Joan Conover Schroeder Marjorie Mabry Seger Rachel Shelton = Megan Starr = Megan Varhola = Caitlin Watson = Breanna Wilson = Becky Anderson Wiseman

Alpha Lambda

University of Oregon Sisterhood Giving Circle Lois Croner Diess Jane Kutch Mercereau Donor Kathryn Huenergard Price Dolores Mae Parrish Vrooman Nolene Marie Wade Wheeler

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Alpha Mu

Ohio Wesleyan University Sisterhood Giving Circle Virginia Drick Messing Patricia Williams Shires Elinor Harper Spiller Jane Stone Donor Patricia Young Allen Mary Elizabeth Blesh Clark Juliet Frost Geyer Helen Hartley Kuntz Lois Jean Batschelet Lawrence Judith Melinsky Judith Nesbit Catherine Louis Turner Salisbury Claire C St Clair Spooner Barbara Elder Vestal

Alpha Xi

University of California-Los Angeles Symphony Giving Circle Bonnie Leigh Baker Blish Founders’ Giving Circle Elizabeth Topkis Sisterhood Giving Circle Jeanne Curry Laye Donor Patricia Lee Dillon Clegg Hanna Rettig Frank Margaret Ann Tomalunas Holland Joan Knight Knowlton Sandra Miriam Malloy Elsie Martin Margaret Gail Hardenbrook Priver Gloria Green Reinman

Alpha Tau

University of Alabama Sisterhood Giving Circle Patricia Beach Cucina Teddi Mackelden Gwendolyn Pryor Carol Williams Donor Charlotte Alison Patricia Koop Tracy Lois Taylor Williams Linda Fleming Xia

Alpha Phi

University of Pennsylvania Symphony Giving Circle Beverly Case Rorer Sisterhood Giving Circle Florence Parker Cole Donor Elizabeth Skelton Ames Carolyn Kerr Hickerson

Alpha Omega

Middlebury College Heritage Giving Circle Tana Sterrett Scott

Florida State University Lombard Giving Circle Linda Jean Kotowski Sisterhood Giving Circle Jean Sauer DeFrances Sharon Lou De Vore Virginia Vaughn Fisher Nelle Crenshaw Flewellen Barbara Guidos Jan Sapp McNeill Janice Royer Sparks Sandra McNab Turnbull Donor Virginia Combs Aday Virginia Gerretson Brooks Suzanne Strupp Eno Terrie Jones Whittier Jean Landrum Langston Marcella Portewig Joan Lucille Reitsma Charlott Abney Rudy Kathleen Sanborn Anna Dance Sheppard Mary Page Slovak Charlotte West Carol Smith White

Alpha Rho

Beta Alpha

Alpha Omicron

Hunter College Donor Evelyn Marie McElroy Gerzetic Marie Massa Hanna Cecilia La Rotonda Helen McManus Murphy Irene Kouzminsky Weber

Alpha Pi

Allegheny College Donor Rebecca J Stewart Carter Catherine Richards Twyla Margaret Holmstrom Sales

Alpha Sigma

Washington State University Donor Edith Taylor Grube Joan Weber

University of Texas at Austin Lombard Giving Circle Sharon Brown Richardson Founders’ Giving Circle Mary Josie Cain Blanchard Robin Hartman Lock Sisterhood Giving Circle Martha Moore Dwight Martha Small Greenlaw Susan Garrott Raschke Sharon Smith Diane Ditta Thornton

Donor Marianne Day Addy Leighton Dure Barclay Carol Beatty Monica Schafer Broughton Robin Love Soper Broumley Ginger Cearley Paula Carrier Clouatre Darah Eckert Kristen Ellefson Elgie Catherine Trame Galanti Melissa Mabry Gaskin Micaela Isler Maria Del Carme Mendez Lewis Donna Avery Meyers Anna Minmier = Mary Anne Ewing Seale MelissaMasso Swanson Julia Waicberg = Diane Elizabeth Womack Walberg Aida Kennedy Ziemnicki

Beta Beta

Washington University Sisterhood Giving Circle Elaine Doerbaum Seiler Kay Thurman Donor Rose Burmeister Fahien Sondra Stonebraker Harrison Doris Bolton Knight

Beta Gamma

Centenary College of Louisiana Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Armbrust Harvey Emma Lou Stewart Hood Sandra Whitlock Mauney Donor Jeanne Sweete Spence Pace Mimi Curbelo Savio

Beta Epsilon

Monmouth College Symphony Giving Circle Margaret Bozarth Lombard Giving Circle Kathryn Yager Brown Founders Giving Circle Alice Pishan Croner Sisterhood Giving Circle Marcia Brink Adair Julie Anell Susan Ann Barrett Boelke Sonja Zedigian Lowry Karen Ogorzalek Judy Maxwell Schaeffer Barbara Guyer VanCura Donor Sarah Ellis = Jenna Ghilardi= Margaret Jones Evelina Lipecka Janet Lee Forbes Myers Hanna Rillie = Kelly Stadter Judith Esther Fiene Van Horn

Beta Zeta

Lake Forest College Donor Phoebe Greenleaf Harper Anita Joyce Allhands Riser

Beta Eta

University of Maryland - College Park Heritage Giving Circle Jeanne Regus Kuller Sisterhood Giving Circle Sandra Abrams Lois Brassor Blevins Kathleen Burke Clark Ilda Margaret Lunan Deming Michele Barone Hunn Jacquelyn Healey Kalinsky Lorii Plazinski Nancy Stenger Todd Donor Darlene Engle Cooke Dawn Ford Cramer Kimberly Hooper Hilliard Zoe King Gloria Ruth Barnabei MacKenzie Betty Axt McCurry Stephanie Nowak Morton Mary-Stuart Price Zoe Rathgeber Edwina YoungMyers Smith Dori Stibolt Foteni Tzanis Tiffany

Beta Theta

Michigan State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Paule McMath Bierlein Carol Jo Rice Choulochas Linda Diane Desorcie Frances Minges Isaac Lois Taylor Leavitt Tracy Kleinschmidt Osborne Ann Gronewold Percy Betty Berquist Secaur Donor Krystn Elaine Gilbertso Aversa Jennifer Baker = Nicole Baumer = Barbara Goodrum Breisch Bonnie Scogin Butera Dana Cook Kristen Lare Flory Karen Richey Forrester Kirsten Gilstorf Kathleen Harkins Olivia Kaplan Nancy Baldwin Kinzie Iola Kern Mitton Susan Alexander Outman Lauren Parker = Shirley Ann Welch Stevens Shelby Warner = Jo Ann Westphal

Beta Iota

Matching Gifts and United Way Support

Beta Kappa

The following Sisters received credit to their giving total between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016 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.

Louisiana State University Founders Giving Circle Rhonda Shives Sisterhood Giving Circle Andrea Patronas Fournet Joe Bales Graber Donor Brenda Daigle Pipes Phyllis Warden Retif Joyce Kinchen Vernor

Baldwin Wallace University Lombard Giving Circle Linda Lutz Dettmer Founders’ Giving Circle Pamela McCormick Barkman Sisterhood Giving Circle Carol Anderson Haines Jody Dettmer Halley Sharon Scherer Hessoun Jeanne Margaret Vollman Pike Donor Sandra Jean Wolfe Berger Kelly Tomcheck Bryant Elizabeth McCrea Eleck

Beta Lambda

Pennsylvania State University Symphony Giving Circle Jean Smith Clark Sisterhood Giving Circle Beth Cohen Joan Elias Ellen Helen Wojcik Fath Elissa Wellikson Donor Kate Barry = Sandra Gurgon Brand Nancy Ries Brown Anne Brash Burns Deborah Karkosky Covolus Kathy Todaro Gotwalt Virginia Roe Grizzell Jenifer Bryan Hampton Mary Bryan Jones Ruth Calhoun Yanos Gabrielle Yocum

Beta Mu

Bowling Green State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Berg Casto Leigh Perkins Kesling Christine Shellhammer Gilliam Diane Elizabeth Johnson Payne Donor Rachel Elaine Blakkolb = Abigail Born = Mackenzie Bowen = Allison Brenner = Katie Carter = Madeline Chantler = Alexia Chesbrough = Crystal Chlebina = Devin Clark =

• Corey Aitken, Georgia Institute of Technology, Aon Service Corporation • Dianne Botefuhr, Northern Michigan University, Allstate Giving Campaign • Shannon Burt, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Nationwide • Michael Evink, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta, United Way • Nancy Gainer, Iowa State University, United Way • Martha Geppert, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bank of America

Angela Clay = Alexis Claybaugh = Emily Cohen = Taylor Day = Kayla Dennis = Samantha DeStazio = Quiana Douglas = Alysha Duelley = Sandra Jane Minor Dundon Frances Pauline Breckner Ellett Rachael Elliott = Kaylee Engle = Katie Falter = Ann Mitchell Fitzpatrick Kelsey Fleming = Olivia Fortner = Karolyn Frangos = Katherine Gabel = Lauren Garrison = Adrienne Getz = Taylor Ginnis = Ashley Gomez = Stephanie Gowan = Jessica Hager = Samantha Hajdu = Ashley Hall = Margaret Quayle Hamilton Samantha Havlicek = Alyssa Herbe = Emily Hix = Audrey Holston = Alexanda Jenkins = Erika Katzenmayer = Madison Klepcyk = Annie Koza = Jennifer Legan =

• Amy Herne, West Virginia Wesleyan College, FedEx • Linda Hood, San Diego State University, Wells Fargo • Denise Kipfstuhl, University of Mount Union, Thomson Reuters • Claire Mielke, Southwestern University, United Way • Debra Neff, Friend of Alpha Xi Delta, Allstate • Elizabeth Payette, California State University-Fresno, Kaiser Permante Community Giving Campaign • Jenny Pelkey, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wells Fargo Companty Support Campaign • Lori Plazinski, University of Maryland - College Park, United Way • Lis Stuller, Eastern Washington University, Microsoft • Betsie Zeedyk, Alma College, Kellogg’s

Eryn Lorton = Angela Lucarelli = Sierra Mathews = Brooke McMillin = Meghan McQueen = Morgan Metzger = Parker Milby = Jessica Raburn Mormino Meagan Moyer = Monroe Naill = Lisa Obral = Sydney Osborne = Abigail Patricy = Katherine Ruby = Lauren Schaffer = Hannah Schnaterbeck = Olivia Schulok = Amy Senn = Morgan Smolka = Hannah Spaid = Joely Stoller = Katelyn Strine = Stephanie Sweeney = Taylor Szalkowski = Stephanie Szczesniak = Allyson Tayler = Haley Tolleson = Katelin Toporowsky = Jordan Tucholski = Baylie VanWinkle = Morgan Verplank = Marjeanne Wiley Walters Mikhaila Watters = Amberr Williams = Susan Noel Dickey Williams Lindsay Wisniewski = 49

FOUNDATION NEWS Sariah Yackee = Elizabeth Yarnell = Kathryn Yoakum = Madison Yunker = Lauren Zaleski = Natalie Zywica =

Beta Nu

Culver Stockton College Donor Darlene Myers Brickman Sharon Nelson Johnson

Beta Xi

Marietta College Sisterhood Giving Circle Lucinda Spaney Bettina Geyer Thompson-Erickson Donor Cierra Bloom = Emily Brown = Kelly Cecora Hannah Cox = Emily Drabeck = Allison Fultz = Lauren Gerber = Sydney Gregory = Nicole Hannaway = Allison Hesson = Taryn Hicks = Elizabeth Huffman Ashley Jesser = Jodi Klempa = Aimee Lane Kelsey Lerch = Jessican Lucas = Phillpa Sproles Marmorstein = Amanda Medykowski = Dallas Montag = Kimberly Nelson Mariah Orr = Kaitlin Presley = Susanne Gettings Ray Kate Reid = Michaila Riley = Emily Schemrich = Morgan Spradling = Courtney Streeter = Barbara Holmes Swasey Rachel Thompson = Eileen Walsh = Samantha Welch = Lucille Welles = Megan Wrbas = Savannah Yoho =

Beta Omicron

Missouri Valley College Founders’ Giving Circle Marcia Bowles Brown Sisterhood Giving Circle Judith Francis Parker Donor Marjorie Louise Gerhard Coleman Susan Ellis Lotz Dolores Blew McHenry Kay Louise Steinhauser Perkins

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Beta Pi

Indiana University Lombard Giving Circle Wendy Kurtz Levine Linda Bernd Wrench Sisterhood Giving Circle Myrna Kanning Bianchi Janice McBride Bobbs Helen Geyer Czenkusch Georgia Rider DiPietro Marilyn Lipsett Holthouse Bettsy Creigh Leib Alice Miller McRae Deanna Newell Anne Berlin Painter Catherine Deputy O’Connor Vivian Schilling Surface Ann Barrett Tao Barbara Laverne May Wood Donor Jeannette Alexander Cheryl K Mullett Comerford Lindsay Eichelman Lauren Blankenbaker Felts Barbara Schafbuch Goldstein Beverly Cole Heaton Ruth Ann Bruther Hoover Lauren Jolly Andrea Moore Carol Evans Nestleroad Katherine Hill Sedgley * Roselyn King Selmanoff Katie Drake Stark Martha Mull Stinson Nancy Gayle Tellman Amanda Yacoub

Beta Sigma

West Virginia Wesleyan College Sisterhood Giving Circle Jeannine Lemon Burger Heath Suzette Louise Matt Carbaugh Donor Keana Bertocci Anna Young Brady Helen Farris Dawkins Susan Alma Sharpe Dotson Amy Johnston Herne Margaret Royse Hull Kristen Irvine Melinda Lapan Michele McDonagh Sarah Petitto Mary Jean Dorsey Taylor Shirley Kincaid Walker Susan Beriault Williams

Beta Tau

Kent State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Susan Eicher Mamber Kathleen Downing Pownall Donor Tammy Jessen Andreyko Emily Axelrod Beverly Hudec Bellis Sandra Learner Brown

Bethany Casto = Nella Citino Mercadies Cochran = Peggy Sue Dickerhoff Coyne Chloe DeAngelis = Sally Andrus Evans Kathleen Giles Maranda Gluck = Ruth Marie Brugler Griffing Kelly Habecker = Laura Baltrinic King Anna Lood Ellen Daiuto McGregor Meghan Mikut = Amanda Musachio = Morgan Neff = Genevieve Reith = Barbara Ann Hille Sposet Mary Kay Spencer Timura Margaret Dixon VanFossen Janet R Zboray Wolf

Beta Upsilon

University of Rhode Island Sisterhood Giving Circle Rickey Zeidler Jiranek Donor Geraldine Szarko Barnes Maria Ann Bartolozzi Claire Margueri Wildprett Binns Gail Miller Black Anne Brown Jennie Moroney Butler Andriana Chryssanthakopoulos Rosemarie Sciotto Ciccone Elizabeth Vallier Donnelly Joan Bottino McMillan Judith Marble Mernick Colleen Prior Moffit Carole M Colacurcio Olmsted Marilyn Romano Pellini Lorna Millar Persson Samantha Smith-Beavers = Francine Siegel Stampnitzky Marilyn Raptakis Swierk Diane Faber Treadway Patricia Jeanne Reid Winderman

Beta Chi

Gettysburg College Heritage Giving Circle Pauline Dale Platt Sisterhood Giving Circle Debbie Sue Eshbach Nancy Marjorie Wallace Paulson Susan Gibble Wolf Donor Rebecca Babbitt Amy Venable Ciuffreda Arline Lutz D’Angelo Nancy Louise Wing Dyer Cathy Jean Hart Hartwick Kathleen Marie Whalen Healy Elise Catherine Ferguson Jones Joyce Kendlehart Koontz Kae Louise Meyer Spoerl Nancy Wertman Sterrett

Beta Psi

Carroll University Sisterhood Giving Circle Jacqueline Deutsch Welch Eunice Meissner Wright Donor Ashely Alter = Arianna Amend = Crystal Bieber = Kaitlyn Braun = Kathryn Brown Lauren Caraher = Caitlin Carini Beverly Jean Goocher Clark Rebecca Dake = Brooklyn Donahue = Czarina Encarnacion = Katarina Engels = Kayla Eustice = Angela Watermolen Freund Taylor Gigl = Paige Grim = Katherine Harlan Stacy Ludkowski = Spresa Maio = Carlie Mathiebe = Kimberly Mehlert = Katrina Misenti Roxanne Plapp Hannah Pogantsch = Kristine Rayas = Stephanie Redmond = Melissa Schinker Reed Bryce Shaner = Laura Sickley = Christina Smok = Madeline Stokes = Phyllis Hansen Thompson Bayla Waite = Rebecca Young = Amanda Yunker = Susan Lynne Buchanan Zimmerman Meredith Zimmermann =

Beta Omega

Memphis State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Frances Clark Norton Donor Mary Jane Hillard Jones Hilda Chase Mullen

Gamma Alpha

San Diego State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Sue Ann Haverkamp Linda Fithian Hood Evelyn Schweigen MacCarthy Sylvia Jennings Moore Sandra Morrison Karen Schnick Pelton Karin Hagen Riggs Donor Linda Bewley Donnalee Ruth Adams Bubeck Nancy Lynn Burgeson Mary Murphy Rice

Marsha Redd Rogers Patricia C Smith Sellers Pamela Knoebel Tate Diane Carol Murphey Witthauer

Gamma Beta

Marshall University Lombard Giving Circle Martha Guiney Duncan Founders’ Giving Circle Deborah Fenwick Maas Sisterhood Giving Circle Joan Chikos Auchter Julie Schroder Lindsay Carol Legg Young Donor Anna Mariotti Allen Jane Louise Woodburn Costanzo Patricia Damron Evans Loretta Mariotti Hammond Gale Kelsey Carolyn Ladd Kennington Lila Mangus Eileene Kerwood Pritt Jane Ann Wilson Rummell

Gamma Gamma University of Arizona Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Clyde Virginia Bolas Philp

Gamma Delta

University of Nebraska-Omaha Heritage Giving Circle Marilyn Herbes Horner Founders’ Giving Circle Karolee Wybenga Olsen Sisterhood Giving Circle Cheryl Eby Miller Susan Dishon Secrest Donor Nikki Lindley Akers Sherry Knight Carrothers Lenore Burrill Coats Joan Eddy Sarah Ferguson = Mackenzie Jung = Margaret Koenig = Janet Seaman Inez Kucera Slick Susan Hopkins Taszarek

Gamma Epsilon

California State University-Fresno Founders’ Giving Circle Joan Peres Hansen Sisterhood Giving Circle Jill Nelson Butler Courtney Caron Margie Stolshek McIntyre Elizabeth Eberle Payette Regina Nikssarian Pryor Donor Heather Charles Brady Gallegos Janice Lee Jorgenson Koch Marie Campopiano Slater

Barbara Christensen Spencer Susan Rae Manfredo Wren

Gamma Zeta

Eastern Michigan University Sisterhood Giving Circle Paula Pflepsen Brigham Susan Grossman Urbanek Donor Ashley Bentz = Brittany Bentz Kaitlin Boroniec = Morgan Campbell = Lauren Clem = Lindsey Cochrane = Joy Morrison Farmer Meg Heatley = Emily Lundh Kristin Cusumano Neubar Kayla Reardon Ruth Ruivo

Gamma Eta

Georgia Institute of Technology Lombard Giving Circle Kay Adams Kelley Jo Kitta Hundt Cheryl Johnson Weldon Janice Nease Wittschiebe Founders’ Giving Circle Marguerite Frick Selma Jabaley Elizabeth McQuillin Laura Elizabeth Reno Julie Roers Turner Sisterhood Giving Circle Deborah Bell Cruickshank Kathryn Kitta Culbreth Sandra Weeks Doar Cynthia Smith King Melissa Susan Mangione Ludwig Nell Stephenson Lynch Kelley Franzman Merck Kimberly Coleman Sheppard Sally Ann McRobert Wise Donor Corey Aitken Adriana Amyette = Bridget Ballard = Sarah Basch = Cathy Caseman Berdahl Kathleen Bernhard Sarah Blust = Kate Taylor Bosen = Renee Botyrius = Helen Cannella = Sarah Choi = Melissa Cosler = Caroline Dalluge = Abigail Day = Rachel Dziedzic = Donna Ruth Rambo Ennis Patricia Estrada = Amanda Fugate Molly-Kate Gavello Sarika Ghangurde = Layla Ghazi = Varsha Gokare =

Erin Goodreau = Meagan Gordon = Jordan Gross = Molly Guthrie Emma Hamilton = Carla Ann Harker Laurne Harkness = Jenna Hollington = Melissa Dean Hugenberg Karen Smith Hughes Chandler Hurst Karleigh Irwin = Ana Jafarinia = Abigail James = Megan Jameson = Susanna Jordshaugen = Dawn Carrico Kabbes Kathryn Kassouf = Lakshmi Krishnan = Sydney Lehotan Sarah Lowentritt Anna Malcom = Julia Marx = Megan Miller = Emily Moschella = Kelsey Murdock = Morgan Nelson Kayli Newton = Milcah Ntende = Jessica Owen = Margarite Picone = Anna Pinion = Athena Prine = Vivienne Qie = Panna Rasania = Gabriella Rosen = Nina Sage-zhoa = Sarah Schmidheiser = Isabella Stasenko = Megan Stevens = Olivia Ulrich = Lixin Wang = Kristina Wayne = Erin Willis = Greta Wood = Caroline Younkins = Emily Zaruvinsky =

Gamma Kappa

Gamma Theta

Valdosta State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Brenda Gail Underwood Sirmons Donor Paige Cronia Bushart Eileen Wachowiak Harris Pam Langston

East Tennessee State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Patricia Harr Donor Jeri Galyon = Robin Fox = Retha Cole Patton Nancy Lou McSwain Phipps Ashley Ward =

Gamma Iota

Lambuth University Sisterhood Giving Circle Carol Archer Lovell Donor Doris Carole Keen Davis Margaret Lynn McCalla Luton

Susquehanna University Sisterhood Giving Circle Suzanne Springer Zeok Donor Irene Etter Schmehl

Gamma Lambda

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Symphony Giving Circle Jane Dunlap Gaby Sisterhood Giving Circle Holly Schell Janney Janice Lee Kidd Rebecca Ash Stevens Shea Donor Shannon Stickney Burt Lucinda Jean Tiller Cordo Debora Berry Davis Vera Sherrod Greer Peggy Tucker Widener

Gamma Mu

Ripon College Sisterhood Giving Circle Georgene Klaner Koblenz

Gamma Nu

Southeast Missouri State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Tracie A Barry Julie Robinson Mary Ortmann Ryan Donor Stacey Cummins Jennifer Frey Paige Gallagher = Jennifer Gianino Kellie Hanser = Michele Harre Heinz Jane Moonier Hudson Brenna Lacey = Morgan Murphy = Beth Hensley Orwick Tamara Adams Sevcik

Gamma Xi

Gamma Omicron

Central Michigan University Lombard Giving Circle Mary Shellenberger Brown Sisterhood Giving Circle Barbara Christi Bachman Susan Hopkindson Darold Betty Suzanne Tatar Wiseman Donor Anna Nash Nancy Twitchell Rohde 51


Gamma Pi

Northern Illinois University Sisterhood Giving Circle Linda Michel Paul Donor Carol Stinton Henrikson Carol Ann Bowers Jones Dolores Gotkowski Killian Penny Chmielewski Perles

Gamma Rho

Parsons College Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Lippitt Buckles Donor Marjorie Jane Brockway Archer Elizabeth Jane Coblentz Megee

Gamma Sigma

Thiel College Sisterhood Giving Circle Monica Anderson Anne Wilson Hemingway Patricia De Angelo Robison Donor Karen Runninger Barney Bette Feather DeGraw Patricia Lynn Blair Graf Elsa Calderwood Schlentner Sharyn Lee Kordes Sibera

Gamma Tau

Ohio Northern University Sisterhood Giving Circle Carrie Kashawlic Kathryn Westlake Donor Pamela Hunter Dishman Tia Harris = Michelle Haver = Tara Magoto Denise Ritter McClanahan Ashlee McDonnell = Pamela McCleary Mowry Sabrina Newstead = Teresa Wynn Okrutny Mary Palmer = Emma Schutt = Patricia St Clair Smith Kim Parsons Smittle Karen Frey Stoudt Linda Urban

Gamma Upsilon

University of Georgia Founders’ Giving Circle Charlotte West Martin Sisterhood Giving Circle Paula Marie Long Anderson Jo Ann Smith Evans Marie Montante Hall Sandra Keim Shackelford Carol Lunceford Weaver Donor Helen Williams Groutt Beverley Sowpel Kates Linda Gorman Rodriguez

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Priscilla Wallace Thomas Carol Spring

Gamma Phi

East Carolina University Sisterhood Giving Circle Judith Wilson Harrell Nancy Milliken McAvoy Donor Judyth Eargle Hustrulid Claudia Jean Taylor Mills Glenda Ruth Phillips Norford Patricia Hedspeth Smith

Gamma Psi

Frostburg State University Lombard Giving Circle Nadine Roberts Founders’ Giving Circle Rebecca Neilson Sisterhood Giving Circle Nancy Carman Sandra Priebe Day Pamela Gardiner Enger Audrey Huthwaite Eleanor Ann Taylor Paulman Susan Robinson Mary Ellen Cunningham South Linda Zerfing Donor Sheila Klase Benac Hanora Morley Blau Anne Brinsmade Linda Roberts Bush Nancy Leigh Doll Kelly Morgan Griffin Bonnie Lynn Sweeney Heller Donna Moxley Isaacs Darleen Louise Van Roon Miller Norma Sue Matthews Morgan Jennifer Diane Verge Morphew Helene Steadman Schappell Janet Gleason White Margaret Mary Morley Yates

Gamma Omega

Henderson State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Patricia Callaway Daniel Sharon McCone Kathy Nicklaus Owrey Donor Karlyn Moore Jay Olivia Mathison = Sara Renfrow Shannon Slatton Schwartz

Delta Alpha

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Sisterhood Giving Circle Diane Dee Gmoser Byrne Donor Julianna Cruz = Claire Goldbin = Paige Hayward = Jenna Horton = Devin Minor Lydia Russell =

Elizabeth De Groot Russell Megan Salvin = Melissa Starker = Barbara Lee Vanderploeg Aleesha Wahl = Nicole Witt = Erin Wysocki =

Delta Gamma

University of Nebraska At Kearney Sisterhood Giving Circle Diana Erpelding Wubbenhorst Donor Brittany Andersen = Natasha Anderson = Phyllis Ann Kment Anderson Riley Arnold = Melissa Bachrach = Megan Benson = Brittany Blaser = Whitney Brown = Jenna burgason = Joslyn Burke= Shelbi Burke = Katelynn Butler = Breanna Carter = Ashley Castro = Samantha Clark = Payton Conner = Aubry Copeland = Kaitlyn Crail = Brianna Deines = Kimberly Deleon = Bailey Denker = Alyssa Donahey = Bailey Dostal = Claire Dull = Betty Wilson Duncan Colette Eggleston = Nicole Ernst = Emily Flood = Amanda Garder = Rachel Gaston = Phalon Gill = Savannah Goodall = Jessica Goodier = Ashley Groves = Mariah Hendrickson = Jessica Hess = Nicole Hoffman = McKenzie Ironshell = Emma Johnson = Jeslynn Kearney = Molly Kohlbek = Mallory Kokes = Esthefany Lopez-Cruz = Randi Loschen = Ahnika Lutz = Sarah Maginnis = Ellen Mannschreck = Salene McCall = Jilliam McClure = Taylor McDuffee = Ruby Mendez-Lopez= Maaika Mestl = Rebecca Meyer = Madelyn Moor = Kenzie Morrison =

Darien Myers = Makayla Nemecek = Ashley Nielsen = Briana Orellana = Sarah Overman = Mallary Paitz = Jessica Paloucek = Tosha Foulk Paxton = Taylor Peterson = Halie Platt = Tiffany Potter = Carlie Prososki = Carrie Prososki = Megan Rash = Tessa Reece = Arin Reimers = Taylor Rieper = Lindsey Ruiz Rachel Shackelford = Linda Carskadon Schutte Lea Stenslokken = Kalynn Stoner = Kelly Thomsen = Codi Todd-Songster = Tiffany Vavricek = Abby Vidana = Bethany VonSpreckelsen = Brittany Wolken = Elizabeth Wright =

Delta Delta

Northern Michigan University Lombard Giving Circle Dianne Plattenburg Botefuhr Sisterhood Giving Circle Marianne Arnestad Boyak Roberta Smith Machata Donor Laura Anne Braubaker Jane Marie Jeffries Piester

Delta Epsilon

University of New Orleans Sisterhood Giving Circle Tracey Cannon Maureen Turner Masson Donor Amanda Counts Apfelblat Emily Bevolo = Veronica Bruno = Linda Sue Hawkins Christopher Alexa Dale = Michelle LeBon Gardner Kirsten Hagardorn = Robin Ann LaGrange Juneau Michelle Lansing Brenda Wambsgans Lintinger Jordan Mascari = Kristen Creech Punch Colleen Reese Marilyn Ann Muniz Silbernagel

Delta Zeta

Long Island University-C.W. Post Sisterhood Giving Circle Virginia Ruediger Melrose Donor Karen Sabo Indusi

Lillian Birkland Potts Jessica Rivera Kirstan Shaw

Brianna Sadler = Ruth A Whitehurst Sandifer Bailey Strenn =

Delta Eta

Delta Nu

California University of Pennsylvania Sisterhood Giving Circle Barbara Williams Fetsko Donor Paulette Hrebenar Griglack Dana Williams Provence

Delta Theta

St. Cloud State University Lombard Giving Circle Marianne Clausing-Lee Sisterhood Giving Circle Carolyn Sylvia Puzak Luken

Delta Iota

Chadron State College Donor Karen Adams Leicht Katherine Butle Rentz Taylor

Delta Kappa

Slippery Rock University Sisterhood Giving Circle Janice Colton Belka Denise Halpern Lieberman Donor Breanna Bayer Zoe Carr Brittany Donatelli Mary Ebeling-Sears Michelle Burichin Murray Molly Nickerson = Joanna Visoskis

Delta Lambda

Rochester Institute of Technology Donor Stephanie Roycewicz Bauschard Katie Bonfiglio Felicia Boria = Devon McGoldrick Emily Wagner =

Delta Mu

Old Dominion University Founders’ Giving Circle Jennifer Bellas Lee Sisterhood Giving Circle Linda Lee Foster Absalom Deirdre Dianne Midgett Cook Donor Daphne Allen Jaclyn Antretter Erin Assaf = Rachel Bronstein = Molly Ellis Tara Franklin = Lillianna Hillegass = Mary Horoho Victoria Dowling Ishee Jennifer Ann Schepper Priest Alyssa Rubio

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Sisterhood Giving Circle Leslie Kibler Petruzzelli MarySue Christopher Preissner Kathryn Wickstrom Smith Marijean Konopke Williams Donor Michele Armbruster Kathryn Glass Craddock Samantha DeMarchi Leann DiAndreth-Elkens Phyllis Rochelle Forte Edith Paolina Klebacha Kristine Marley Lantz Shirley Gausmann Marchand Bridget Fishburn Wade

Delta Xi

Georgia State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Tracy Andersen Roberts Gail Brooks Torrence Alicia Woo Donor Ebony Carter = Deborah Sherer Curlette Mary Stephens Gilbert Caroline Cathcart Gilmore Hailey Hunt = Cenie Bagley Jackson Juliet McDade = Shauya Siami = Allison Sullivan= Carol Spalding Wakamo Amy Falkenberg Warner Kelley Warrington = Kathryn Wright =

Delta Omicron

Fairmont State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Janice Falkenstein Denison Donor Frances Kay Akona Paula Casella Burnett

Delta Pi

Defiance College Sisterhood Giving Circle Jill Foster Bortel Donor Christina-Marie Drake Bonnie Clark Jefferis Sherri Schenkel = Carol Morgan Smerz

Delta Rho

California State UniversityNorthridge Lombard Giving Circle Deanna Wollam Detchemendy Founders’ Giving Circle Marianne Moritz Russo

Sisterhood Giving Circle Kathleen Cates Cantarine Megan McGowen Crouch Michele Maranian Curth Susan Leeds-Horwitz Debbie Levy Rubin Donor Mary Badalyan = Abby Blumberg = Victoria Bourdas Martinez Daphne Cox = Aimee Edgell = Ethel Mariel Fernandez = Kayla Gatmaitan = Allessandra Jacobowitz Nicole Kashou= Nicole Kucera = Danielle Lingua = Linda Kay Clark McMillan Rachel Newell = Letisha Noyes Carli Olson = Hannah Peterson = Angela Pettinelli Lindsay Crawford Raclaw Jodie Rink = Danielle Serlin Audrey Stein = Deja Thompson =

Delta Sigma

Ferris State University Founders’ Giving Circle Sara Pullis Molnar Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Dekker Danhof Donor Erin Finn Torrey Gload = Alexis Lancour Lyndsey Lampe = Hanna Meads = Holly Hedrick Woodhall

Delta Tau

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Donor Kathryn Becker = Bridget Hudzinski Buell Allison Clements = Jennifer Newport Everts Erin Zimmerman Grimes Pauline Solberg Haug Annika Hobson Jillian Hoffman = Addela Marzofka Beth Becker McNulty Shannon Olson

Delta Upsilon

University of Wisconsin Superior Sisterhood Giving Circle Jean Kathryn Lundberg Olson

Delta Phi

University of Charleston Sisterhood Giving Circle Catherine Miche Kawash Leikhim Donor Mary Lou Milam Entzminger Brenda Clark Lee

Delta Chi

University of Northern Iowa Lombard Giving Circle Denise Brown Founders’ Giving Circle Jennifer Emerick Kuntz Sisterhood Giving Circle Carol Heselton Roxanne Porth Feakes Donor Tiffany Bean = Jasmine Beecham = Karen Kaliban Fox Debra Bryson Goodman Bailey Loebig Gulley Wendy Allen Henry Katie Jerome Jamee Maurer Klein

Foundation Grants AmaXIng Challenge Grant Awarded to empower and support chapters and associations in growing their events and fundraising capabilities in support of Autism Speaks • Iota Chapter, West Virginia University, $500 for Step It Up • Kappa Chapter, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, $1,000 for Football FrenXI • Nu Chapter, University of Washington, $1,000 for Step it Up • Beta Tau Chapter, Kent State University, $1,000 for Xi Man • Gamma Delta Chapter, University of Nebraska-Omaha, $2,000 for Step It Up • Gamma Eta Chapter, Georgia Institute of Technology, $800 for Step It Up Dorothy Clarkson Dodd Grant, Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute Provides tuition to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute • Jakelyn Spencer, Purdue University Zelma Patchin Continuing Education Program Grants Awarded to alumnae seeking professional development in a nondegree program • Elizabeth Matoushek, University of Missouri-St. Louis, $195.00 for participation in the American Association of Suicidology 49th Annual Conference • Stephanie Willney, Carroll University, $300 for participation in Christian Veterinary Missions Trip to India 53

FOUNDATION NEWS Michele McGinnis Kloth Ann Brimm Pfaff Laura Robinson Ramsey Amanda Lemanczyk Ross Jessica Rupp Katherine Hood Sevald Leslie Shields Jeanette Pickel Smith Donna Schutte Stahlhut Sara Welty Strunk

Delta Psi

Texas State University-San Marcos Sisterhood Giving Circle Betty Robbins Bendall Courtney Hankins Fluty Charlotte Eliza Eller Poston Deborah Johnson Robertson Linda Dornbusch Schuessler Donor Frances Tomlin Dudenhoeffer Shirley Herrin Brenda Ann Schrader Keller Sarah Newbury = Carrie Quick Taylor Wiggins

Delta Omega

Winona State University Donor Sue Kniebel Bergman

Epsilon Alpha

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sisterhood Giving Circle Jenny Pelkey Donor Annalyn Alt = Kayla Billman = Natalie Busch Kelli Diane Groth Rhonda Rowlands Ingle Emily Jerome = Brynn Lemond= Kristin Trettin Leverson Andrea Magliocco = Mary Manion-Bick Rachael McCrary Grace Mikkelson = Kaci Mueller Denae Nygren Annabell Pedersen = Rachel Pieper = Daneille Strong Skibness Eleonor Thomas Kacey Yahnke = Jennifer Beeman Zipf

Epsilon Beta

University of Findlay Sisterhood Giving Circle Roseann Keller Samson

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Epsilon Gamma

Western Carolina University Lombard Giving Circle Jane Hooper Sutton Dorothy Sheldon Williams Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Kiernan Witt Donor Beverly Sanders Barr Donna Cline Nancy Bonanza Foreman Vickie Dinkins Long Robin Parton Pate Joy Ann Bryson Turner Nellie Beal Waters Barbara Lynn Howard Waggoner

Epsilon Delta

Indiana State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Deborah Smith Saska Donna Gettle Worthley

Epsilon Zeta

Megan Stenzel = Kristina Wagner = Jacki Wang = Kassidy Weathers = Elizabeth Yosick = Margaret Ann Zard

Epsilon Theta

West Liberty University Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Cox Johnson Donor Holly Chiles = Nancy Deters Laurie Kinter Jones Karen Poach Linn Audrey Loew Rebecca Sheerer =

Epsilon Iota

Newberry College Donor Baylee Bouknight = Leslie Grace Oltmann Sligh

Eastern Washington University Sisterhood Giving Circle Deborah Sekreta Elisabeth Beck Stuller Donor Amanda Amodemo = Nicole Arnold Pavandeep Bolena = Daniele Bradley = Laura Fiske Elyssa Grossman Allison Gustafson Sierra Hogg Kelsey Johnson = Kylie Norton = Marcy Nowak Elizabeth Pynsky

Epsilon Kappa

Epsilon Eta

Rider University Founders’ Giving Circle Michelle Supplee Reda Sisterhood Giving Circle Heather Roberts Lerch Judith Dispenza Stabile Donor Lauren Alcott= Cassidy Braun = Sarah Colon = Dana Conklin = Joan Philibert Gaffin Bethany Gartner = Alexandra Julian = Brittany Knoerdel Bridget Rasmussen = Nikki Scalia Amanda Schmidt = Deborah LaCorte Schneider Alexis Snowden = Ashley Solon = Samantha Swilley =

South Dakota State University Founders’ Giving Circle Michele Herbst Evink Sisterhood Giving Circle Andrea Fouberg Donor Megan Anderson Taylor Anderson = Julia Andrus = Hannah Bailey= Amy Myers Chase Anna Lee Christensen = Kylee Essen = Shelie Farrand-Vacek Amber Ries Freese Sarah Hammond = Mary McCormick Herbst Bailee Hetland = Teresa Mead = Leslie Nielsen = Kathleen Olson = Rebecca Peick = Morgan Schaefer = Rebecca Steiner =

Western Kentucky University Lombard Giving Circle Paige Faries Katharyn Faries Herndon Founders’ Giving Circle Ginny Carroll Sisterhood Giving Circle Kristin Stuedle Donor Susan Buhay Du Part Rebecca Cooper Fenimore Chryl Ann Stevens Poore Candace Mason Revelette Kristain Shumate

Epsilon Lambda

Epsilon Mu

University of Northern Colorado Sisterhood Giving Circle Diane Andrich Judith Eichberger Bender Vicki Lynn Postas Byrne Margaret Larsen Fazzio Donor Valerie Bird Bass Vicki Plummer Gardner Cheryle Lynette Poulson Kinsman Patricia Leonard Lori Jean Sampson

Epsilon Nu

University of Hartford Donor Lois Jacobs

Epsilon Xi

University of Missouri-St. Louis Sisterhood Giving Circle Karen Wyka Kapral Donor Elisa Pagano Boyer Natalie Brown = Abbigail Drewes Samantha Eggemeyer = Madeline Eschbacher = Brittney Finklang = Kourtney Foster = Meagan Galluzzo = Michelle Gleich = Diane Harrison Barbara Jeanne Bufe Heidolph Trista Lawson = Kaytlyn Martinez = Robin Mayfield = Mary McGinnis = Samantha Risius = Kathryn Bicker Schlag Krista Willman Liebrum

Epsilon Omicron

Oklahoma State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Shrontz Tenzythoff Judy White Donor Crystal Cole = Emilee Long = Esther Watkins

Epsilon Pi

Jacksonville State University Founders’ Giving Circle Regina Willis Hawkins Claudette Smith Sisterhood Giving Circle Margaret Burt Collins Saralyn Crawford Mitchell Donor Cailee Cole = Christine Cole = Alexa Daugherty = Lauryn Garner = Molly Ann Henson

Vanessa Sparrow Hill Megan Kilgore = Kaci Smith Ogle

Epsilon Rho

University of Southern Maine Donor Frances Howard-Girard Barrows Abigail Bergeron = Sarah Bowles Jamie Deshaies Monique Giroux Meaghan Champney Knowlton Alexis McCrossin = Hilary Platt = Sara Trottier Rice Allyson Tibbitts =

Epsilon Sigma

Georgia Southern University Sisterhood Giving Circle Monica Burke Ann Spalding Cochran Thelma Merck Parker Donor Kimberly Fountain Arnez Elizabeth Elijah Katrina Brothers Thomas LuAnne Neal Wall

Epsilon Tau

Brandi Inglis = Emily Irwin = Rebecca Lee Brookelynn Miles = Amy Perry Corinne Prindle = Hanna Rinck Allison Yawczak

Zeta Iota

Epsilon Omega

Zeta Lambda

University of North Texas Sisterhood Giving Circle Cynthia Reaves Rogan Donor Janice Katherin Davenport Henricksen Jeanne Elise Dumas Jones

Zeta Beta

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Donor Dorinda Barnett Eckenroad Carolyn Butterfield Meisinger Cynthia Marie Zelenak

Zeta Gamma

University of Mississippi Donor Beth Ann Eadie Wendy Mikell Piepke

Central Missouri State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Teresa Ankenbauer Feutz Donor Kathy Williams

Zeta Zeta

Epsilon Phi

West Chester University Donor Allison Damico = Melanie Holwood Bridget Leahy = Catherine Cahill Macrina Taryn McCullough Maura Mcknight = Rachel Mullen = Kirsten Pfister = Kelsey Ryder = Kristin Smith =

Iowa State University Symphony Giving Circle Nancy Fehrmann Gainer Founders’ Giving Circle Judy Erickson Sisterhood Giving Circle Delores Wenell Gardner Janet Lahti Schultze Donor Karen Miller Bahr Michelle Nepple Boris Elizabeth Tursi Cosner Amy Gaffney-Ingalls Amy Kraenzlein Barbara Straight Marr Rebecca Soderholm Tiffany Hopper Vokt

Epsilon Chi

Villanova University Donor Diana Ayella Rizzo

Epsilon Psi

Boise State University Donor Shaylyn Cairnes Phoebe Galbraith = Marissa Gwynn

Northern State University Donor Barbara Monzel Ohleen

Zeta Eta

Zeta Theta

Wright State University Donor Michaella Louisse Arnett = Jan Lee Dorrough Austin Emily Burns = Elizabeth Groll = Patricia Camden Izor Sarah Throckmorton Keiser Jordan Kilby = Samantha Newkirk = Kara Omlor = Kathleen Joan Strickland Megan Ward = Lori Long Wintrow Taylor Yoho =

Lyon College Sisterhood Giving Circle Mary Jane Pierce Norton Donor Pamela Jean Endrihs Madolyn Miller = Stephanie Davis Thompson

Texas Wesleyan University Donor Debra Freiheit Reich

Zeta Mu

Methodist University Donor Sara Jo Young Chester Rachelle McCallum Young

Zeta Nu

Miami University Donor Kathy Baker Blackburn Kelly Pence Brokamp Susan Koegel Jacklyn Knuckles Olinger

Zeta Xi

Auburn University Sisterhood Giving Circle Lisa Paramore Pickelsimer Leslie Wallace Taylor Donor Sally Adler = Maegan Akridge = Madison Alford = Lauren Alger = Christina Alibozek = Carley Amox = Jennifer Ashman = Madelynn Baker = Gabriela Ballaguer = Amanda Barag = Myles Barrineau = Raven Beasley = Abigail Benzek = Kaylee Bishop = Sydney Blankenship = Rachael Blaz = Toni Bolton = Leah Bostany = Tara Bourke Anna Bowab = Clara Bray = Grace Breitenfeld = Madeleine Bria = Madison Brown = Emily Browning = Chandler Brun = Lindsey Bruton = Sydney Bruton= Kristin Burton = Alexis Cahalan = Samantha Campbell = Adason Canavan = Carmen Cantrell =

Kelsie Carn = Lorel Cartee = Briana Carter = Neala Casey = Alexis Castellanos = Karlee Castleberry = Corrine Champion = Cailey Chenault = Morganne Cieslak = Cahterine Cirigliano = Lauren Clark = Victoria Clayton = Christie Clayton = Mallory Cleary = Josie Cochran = Shelby Cone = Erika Connell = Leanna Conner = Kelsey Cooper = Sydney Cooper = Olivia Cooper = Emily Costa = Sydni Crews = Neeve Curley = Corrine Darwin = Alyssa Deslauriers = Jamie Dickman = Crystan Dover = Sidney Edgar = Allison Edmonson = Heather Ellis = Elling Falconer = Ann Faulker = Rachel Fekete = Christine Gerlach Frank Olivia Frazier = Kaitlin Freemon Kayla Frey = Kathryn Fuller = Anna Gandy = Lynley Garner = Annelise Garner = Mary-Claxton Gatti = Allison Gentry = Ellise Giacomazzi = Lauren Gibson = Katherine Glandon = Lindsay Goetzenberger = Janet Golson = Taylor Gore = Emma Graham = Erin Gready = Brittany Grimes = Haley Haas = Megan Haidinger = Sydney Hall = Tayler Hames = Mackenzie Hammond = Elizabeth Harland = Meredith Hemmer = Jenna Hendricksen = Kelsey Herrera = Henley Hestley = Makenzie Hickman = Tiffany Hill = Kelsey Howell = Joanna Hudgins = 55

FOUNDATION NEWS Kelsey Huie = Kayla Hunter = Tully Jackson = Anna Jarvis = Alexandra Jay = Jessica Jernigan = Mary Johnson = Paige Johnson = Victoria Jones = Chelsea Kaldrovics Olivia Kampwerth = Emily Kayworth = Kaide Kelley = Katherine Kennedy = Courtney Kennedy = Kensie Kile = Emily King = Erin Kinney = Juliana Kirby = Jessica Knotts = Anna Knowling = Anna Kramer = Kaitlynn Krupp = Laura Lacy = Hannah Land = Rachael Land = Peyton Learned = Kaitlyn Lightfoot = Ashley Lorenz = Hannah Lorenzen = Deborah Love Erin Luks = Kara Lunny = Bailey Maier = Jessica Maly = Hannah Marco = Janie Anne Gotthelf Marino Lakyn Martin = Lindsay Massey = Caroline Mathews = Madison Matthews = Haley Maul = Lauren McClure = Klesey McCormick = Grace McLaughlin = Caroline Medley = Abigail Mervis = Morgan Meyerholt = Mary Michaels = Christopher Midkiff = Haley Miller = Dorothy Mitchell = Jennifer Hamlin Gillis Moore Jordan Moore = Jordan Morgan = Meredith Mullin = Madeline Mullins = Mary Munday = Ashley Musachia = Karlie Norris = Magen O’Berry = Colleen O’Brien = Hannah O’Hara = Nora O’Neill = Danielle Oates = Morgan Odom = Julia Ovesen =

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Catherine Parker = Kelsey Parola = Hannah Parrish = Kathleen Beam Peeples Megan Pepper = Amy Pereira = Taylor Perry = Brooke Peters = Kelly Peterson = Anna Pruitt = Victoria Quandrini = Heather Rabbit = Mary Rea = Caroline Richardson = Krista Roberts = Lindsey Rohrer = Grayson Rowan = Alexa Russell = Lindsay Ryan = Kaitlin Sanchez = Lauren Sanders = Shelby Sanford = Taylor Sansone = Bailey Schaff = Hailey Schorsch = Catherine Sergis = Christina Sessler = Ashley Shaffer = Sarah Shaner = Taylor Shivers = Rachel Silva = Amanda Simmons = Savannah Simpson = Jacqueline Singleton = Katelyn Skipper = Abbie Slade = Tara Clark Slattery Macie Smith = Emily Smith = Katie Sneed = Anna Snell = Chelsea Stankus Alexis Stewart = Allison Stomberg = Emily Taylor = Layne Taylor = Darby Taylor = Rachael Taylor = Emily Theus = Avery Thomas = Kalianne Thompson = Addison Traylor = Madeline Tucker = Leslie Turner = Riley Turner = Carlee Vinson = Brooke Waldrop = Kristen Watkins = Julia Waud = Layne Weaver = McClain Wheeler = Caitlyn Wiley = Anna Wilson = Christine Wilson = Dawn Elizabeth Rylee Winkler April Wolf = Sarah Wood =

Erin Woods = Megan Ybarra = Sophia Youmans = Cori Zielinski = Madison Zimmer =

Zeta Omicron

University of Florida Sisterhood Giving Circle Katherine Listwas Martin Kristine Carol Polo

Zeta Rho

North Carolina State University Donor Jenny Annette Hagler Knight

Zeta Sigma

Hillsdale College Donor Leslie Caldwell Shearer

Zeta Tau

University of North CarolinaAsheville Sisterhood Giving Circle Patrice Bryon Suzanne Kirschbaum Rebecca O’Bryon Donor Fatima Johnson Marissa DeBlasio Rowe

Zeta Upsilon

Alma College Sisterhood Giving Circle Heidi Wahl LaFever Betsie Keeler Zeedyk Donor Jessica Kotas Eng Jessica Greyerbiehl Danielle Harm Sara Lovse Addie Loftus = Ronda Guimond Elizabeth Weber Williams Jenny Greyerbiehl Sydney Vandeveer Laura Morley Zuidema Kaitlyn Urick

Zeta Chi

University of North CarolinaWilmington Donor Megan Mackie Deal Rachael Gaunce = Jennifer Price Jurney Lindsay Ollis Amanda Torpey

Zeta Psi

University of Virginia Sisterhood Giving Circle Elizabeth Pope Battaglia Laurie Howard Felton

Donor Michelle Contos France

Zeta Omega

University of West Georgia Founders’ Giving Circle Christina Robertson Nealy Patty Wheat Sisterhood Giving Circle Valerie Cobb Mallon Donor Patricia Fostvedt Chastain Kirby Earp = Laura Devrieze Shannon McGouirk Gardner Rebecca Gross Gore Merrie Griffith Martin Rachel Eaton White

Theta Beta

Sonoma State University Lombard Giving Circle Kristin Olson Billingsley Sisterhood Giving Circle Jennifer Knowles Elliott Donor Tricia Moreno Jefferson Kimberly Kirsch =

Theta Gamma

University of Delaware Donor Jenna Abato Lisa Alborzi Jessica Amendolare Julia Anderson Paige Andes Teresa Antico Siobahn Bahlman Hannah Balodemas Megan Banafato Laura Banfield Laura Bannon Casey Becker Deborah Berber Makaela Bonaviso Eryka Bonaviso Merideth Bondrowski Amanda Bossbaly Dana Bradley Mailin Brady Alexandra Brockelman Amber Brodowski Chloe Brown Jaclyn Butler Erin Calitri Isabella Campanella Amanda Capobianco Catherine Chadsey = Samantha Chasanov Keirstin Chernin Katelyn Chilcoat Natalie Ciesielka Emilie Clover Taylor Coffey Taylor Cole Laura Connors

Mary Connors Maggie Copeland Carly Costello Morgan Craig Clare Cubeddu Kathryn Dacunha DestinyD’Amico Hazen D’Aquiar Sabrina Davidson-Catalano Alexa Davies Sarah Davis Morgan Delaurentis Ellie D’Espositio Miran Dodd Anekka Downes Jordan Dronzek Nicole Dudzinski Rachele Dul Tara Dunn Audrey Ehrlich Amy Elfond Jaclyn Emig Lauren Epstein Laura Federico = Nicole Farello Mailyse Ferber Brooke Feuerman Cassandra Fine Stephan Flemming Megan Fletcher Melissa Fols Selena Forman Jamie Fritschi Victoria Fusco Julia Gallagher Andela Gandarillas Alexandra Gauck Carleigh Geraci Madison Gill Beatrice Gillum Lauren Gindoff Erin Gonzalez Mackenzie Goode Francesca Gordon Malory Greenstein Lindsay Gugerty Lynne Hagemann Katherine Hall Jaclyn Halvorsen Jaclyn Harkins Margaret Haverty Claire Heibel Melanie Hughes Christie Husband Caroline Husband Madeline Joyce Aislinn Jubb Monica Kane Ashely Katz Brianne Kelly Morgan Kelly Melissa Klimowich Anna Kowalczyk Megan Kret Stephanie Lanzo = Morgan Laubach Allison Lavery

Risa Lederberg Taylor Lee Emily Lentz Anna Levy Mollie Lewander Samantha Liron Ashely Liss Jillian Loeffler Lisa Long Alexa Lorenzo Claire Lukasik Faith Lumpkin Allie Lustbader Stephanie Lutchman Nicole Lyman Madison Maisel Meredith Marino Aryana Martino Marisa Masters Kelly Mattsson Deirdre McAndrew Kaitlin McCaffrey NicoleMcCreesh Brooke McGeown Madeleine McGrail Carly Mchale Bethany McKelvey Aubree McNiff Victoria FuscoMessier NaomiMeyers Taylor Miller Sophia Miskovitz Tiffany Mortellite Rebecca Murphy Courtney Murray Alexandra Nappi Carly Neumann Julia Noell Sarah O’Neill Alyssa Ostien Megan Paoletti Michaela Peck Alexandria Phippin Stefanie Picone Jessica Ploss Kaitlin Poillon Samantha Polacek Christina Popovich Carleigh Pudimott Amanda Pung Patricia Purcell Sarah Rascoe Kelly Ratliff Lindsay Robins Christina Rodriguez Jenna Rohrssen Gabriella Rosen Courtney Rudman Emily Rudner Alexis Ryan Shaine Salvador Savannah Scali Marina Scalise Juliana Schultz Michelle Schwartz Cameron Scott-Gray Melanie Shakof

Gretchen Shearer Alexandra Sibert Elaina Simon Briana Sklar Danielle Smith Madeline Smith Leesa Snyder Sarah Sokol Nora Spillane Bridget Stucklen Morgan Sussman Giuliana Tafuro Anna Tansley Erica Tate Angela Tiberi Alyson Tocicki Margaret Haverty Tragakis Brittany Troetti Erika Troisi Laura Troisi Lauren Umbehauer Jessica Volohov Jagoda Voorhees Jenna Wilson Judith Wanderer Avery White Emma Williams Margaret Wilson Lauren Woodruff Sophia Zaporoshan

Theta Delta

Towson University Donor Kelly Coffey = Amanda Gates = Valarie Gerard = Robin Herman Holly McGreevy

Theta Epsilon

Marquette University Sisterhood Giving Circle Danica Vanasse Olson Donor Shannon Flannery = Emily Gaietto = Elizabeth Patton = Megan Zak =

Theta Zeta

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Donor Kristina Aspey = Emma Hutchison Lauren Nash Lydia Olsen = Megan Sparkman = Tracie Burnside Walter

Theta Eta

Western Michigan University Donor Meghan DeBacker = Jamie Koehler = Jenna Lanzetta

Denise Gross Lynch Savannah Mitchell = Mara Mittenthal = Emily Olson Emily Scheffers = Kelly Trinklein =

Theta Theta

Brooklyn College Donor Keshia Megie Rebecca Rivera Sepulveda Alyssa Warych Tatyana Yakovlyuk

Theta Iota

Florida Atlantic University Donor Amanda Cacapava Morgan Donnelly Bridget Kennedy Rich

Theta Kappa

University of Albany Donor Karen Skora Woros

Theta Lambda

Southwestern University Sisterhood Giving Circle Susannah Prucka Kira Vurlicer Donor Denise Valdez-Soto Garcia Dannette Smith Johnson Mandana Koohi Claire Mielke =

Theta Mu

Case Western Reserve University Founders’ Giving Circle Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols Donor Eve Proper

Theta Nu

Elon University Donor Laurie Leonard Davis Sarah Mitchell

Theta Xi

Florida International University Donor Sydney Anazco = Giselle Cancio Brianna Dominguez =

Theta Omicron

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Donor Jordan Boggs Abigail Martin = 57


Theta Pi

Christian Brothers University Donor Anna Baumheckel Amanda Duckhorn = Melissa Wood Hasselle Meghan Hutton = Katherine Robinson = Anne Marie Youngblood =

Theta Rho

California State University-San Marcos Sisterhood Giving Circle Deborah Norton Donor Alexis Alfaro = Rio Ammari = Brittany Arnold = Madison Barker = Haylee Barritt = Madeline Barvinchak = Danielle Baur = Alyson Bean = Lyndsey Bentley = Jennifer Betz = Victoria Beyer = Julianne Burton = Baylee Cain = Monique Caposio = Korina Castrejon = Nicole Christofferson = Stephanie Collins = Alondra Colon = Cayla Curtis = Michelle Davis = Mia Delgadillo = Annabella Demuth = Angel DiMaria = Kyra Du = Haley Embry = Shannon Erne = Bailey Eskew = Denise Flores-Ochoa = Haley Flowers = Angelica Fuentes = Alyssa Galvis = Paige Gandara = Ariana Garcia = Adrianna Garcia = Monika Garcia = Haley Gladson = Morgan Guenther = Hannah Hawker = Whiteny Henry = Karen Oravetz Hern Hannah Hernandez = Sydney Hutchinson = Vanessa Jara = Gianna Jaramillo = Courtney Jones = Courtney Kessler = Crystal Kessler = Olivia Kincaid = Taylor King = Allyson Klabough = Sidney Knudesen =

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Kim Kosters = Briana Kutscher = Lindsey Lange = Lindsey Lawlor = Coty Le = Britney Littlejohn = Heather Livingston = Tiana Love = Branna LuQue = Kailee Marceau = Jamie Martin = Nicole Martin = Kellsea McInnes = Victoria McNeill = Marissa McShane = Alexis Meyer = Kristen Mitchell = Noralliza Morales = Kaylen Moreno = Megan Moule = Justene Munn = Gina Musico = Haley Norris = Callie Norton = Deborah Norton Katilyn Osborne = Rebecca Ostermeier = Natalie Pearson = Ariel Plaza = Tara Polich = Allison Purser = Anna Quiseng = Lorgan Randolph = Stephanie Raymond = Molly Regan = Savannah Reid = Kacie Rice = Sarah Rogers = Hailey Rosen = Anne Rubio = Dayna Sanchez = Claire Shappie = Jennifer Showers = Haley Smith = Allison Smith = Jessica Smith = Kelsey Smith = Elizabeth Snowden = Jessica Solis = Alyssa Soto = Megan Southgate = Savannah Strieby = Carissa Valdez = Stacy Van Blerck = Lauren Vild = Michele Virgilio = Audrey Voris = Kara Watson = Taylor Wendland = Stacy Ford Werth Amanda Wiles = Alexandra Willason = Madeline Williams = Melanie Woolslayer = Kaylei Wright-Hogan = Casey Young =

Theta Sigma

University of Central Florida Donor Althea Beaton Michele Boward Carrie Loveless Laura Jorden Pinckard Rachel Purdy Kathryn Raponi Nicole Valdes

Theta Tau

Marian University Donor Stephanie Hayden

Theta Upsilon

Youngstown State University Donor Alyssa Blosser = Julia Colecchi Stefanie Gott Caitlin Mullen = Brienne Seekford =

Theta Phi

University of Alabama at Birmingham Donor Jeehyun Bae = Alice Baik = Megan Benefield = Baleigh Bennett = Amanda Benson Cynthia Butler Emily Butler = Bethany Butler= Alisa Byrd = Devan Carmichael = Christina McGuinness Carrier Tiffany Colburn = Mary Cop = Alexandra Dodson = Ashley Dorner = Taylor Earley Emily Elliott = Megan Givens Jeanne Cosgrove Greis Nadia Harden = Aimee Hill = Juliana Johnson = Randi Kirkland Talia Ledbetter = Carly Mashburn = Katelynn Melton = April Oberman = Emily Bearden Posey Avery Powell = Mary Price Heather Price = Kayla Price = Jenna Robie = Courtney Ryals = Lisbeth Seale = Lauren Silverwood = Olivia Skillern = Sarah Skillern =

Alexandria Summerlin = Katy Surrett = Laura Weems Tull Haley Vinson = Shelby Wages = Clara Wan = Megan Willingham = Stephanie Woshner Hannah Yockel =

Theta Chi

University of Toledo Donor Danielle Beaverson Carrie Wolfrum Humes Halle Ponter =

Theta Omega

New Mexico State University Donor Staci Delfin Stephany Flores Amanda Getchell Crystal Kennedy = Ileana Osorno = Alyssa Paz = Danielle Peltier-Thompson = Megan Williams

Iota Alpha

George Mason University Donor Claire Daly = Jaclyn D’Onofrio = Jennifer Eda = Jessica Hernandez = Carson Huling = Krystin Kauzor = Courtney Lake Jessica Gammon Langdorf Victoria McGee Melanie Montas = Meagan Phlegar = Charlotte Rothman = Alexandra Short = Julia Weagraff Krista Whaley = Samantha Woodstock =

Iota Beta

California State UniversityStanislaus Donor Elizabeth Brenda = Paige Horwood = Stephanie Perez

Iota Delta

University of Central Oklahoma Donor Angela Cook Amanda Davis Bambi Hora Abigail Maker = Sylvia Roberts Megan Aguilera Santee

Iota Epsilon

University of Nevada-Las Vegas Donor Aspyn Brown = Savannah Griffith = Sierra Hickey Lindsey Hierro = Natasha Jones = Alyssa LoBello Samantha Ranaudo = Shani Sullivan = Abbigail Van Sweringen =

Iota Eta

University of Texas-El Paso Donor Jaclyn Samaniego Mireya Sandoval Jessica Tellez

Iota Theta

Southern Polytechnic State University Sisterhood Giving Circle Amanda Benson Hicks

Iota Iota

Greensboro College Donor Elaine Hankins

Iota Kappa

Idaho State University Donor Gretchen Clemens = Jessica Lukasik =

Iota Lambda

St. Norbert College Donor Erin Cohoon = Jillian Reynolds = Brieanna Schroeder

Iota Mu

Lycoming College Donor Coral Chiaretti = Megan Maiolo Eppleman Gabriella Quintard Samantha Raup = Susan Yerkes

Iota Nu

Monmouth University Donor Shannon Christie = Kathleen Fabio = Erika Fallon = Alexa Passalacqua Emilyann Rodrigues Erin Shevlin

Iota Xi

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Donor Marissa Bernard = Brynn Cardozo = Anna Civiarese Emily Curci = Veronica Delaney Lauren Farris = Heather Lavoie = Morgan Mitchell =

Iota Omicron

San Jose State University Donor Stacy Johnson = Iris Govea-Ruiz = Brooke Zelnik

Iota Pi

Coastal Carolina University Donor Tamara Hauck = Sarah Logan = Steffanie May = Caitlyn Nestor =

Iota Rho

DePaul University Donor Anna Bailey = Haley Benson Grace Bova Jessica Correa = Jenny Cummings = Erika Edmondson = Izolda Gargano = Erika Giglia = Danielle Hale = Andriana Hayes = Clara Jackson Kendra Johnson = Lauren Johnson = Natalie Kaminski = Jordan Kavanaugh Tina Kokosis = Caleigh Koss = Natalia Mangieri = Lauren Mitchell = Emily Mosher = Kiersten Nickel = Jessica Romeo = Nora Smith-Cohen = Paige Theall =

Iota Sigma

Virginia Commonwealth University Donor Karenjeet Gill = Vy Le = Alli Trainum = Rebecca Servinsky = Cameron Skinner = Elizabeth Willard =

Iota Upsilon

Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville Donor Catherine Akley = Megan Cable Haley Cohan = Jessica Cozart = Catherine Gilmore = Paige Henderson = Noelle Maxey = Danny Tran =

Iota Phi

American University Donor Allyson Herron Sharon Lee = Laurie Massa = Emily Norris =

Iota Chi

Temple University Donor Kiana Mann

Iota Psi

Franklin & Marshall College Donor Jane Alcorn = Alexandra Brady = Monica Chenier = Agnieszka Czaja = Jennifer Deasy = Cristina Diez Maya McNeal = Samantha Muccio = Erin Smith = Sanjee Soliman =

Iota Omega

College Of New Jersey Donor Dana Bianchi Michelle Chen = Roisin Dougherty = Victoria Lai = Alexandra Parisi = Jennifer Schablik =

Kappa Alpha

Kennesaw State University Donor Tara Allen = Anna Caudell = Anna Conville = Jessica Grant = Allison Kiernan = Laura Morrow = Karey Williams =

Kappa Beta

Texas Tech University Donor Alexandra Arranaga = Caraline Fisher = Carolyn Harr = Megan Inglis = Haley Ky = Haley Lyssy = Janelle-Ashley Mendoza = Tyler Parnell = Aspen Shade = Johanna Sproed = Suzanne Thomas = Reagan Wigington = Taylor Zochert =

Alpha Deuteron

Lombard Giving Circle Jacquelyn Lyerly * Donor Anne Boeker Gibbons Lori Bruns Holt Phyllis Rumbaugh Fenwick Alison Bartel Keller Dorothy Meyer Carolyn Duncan Pharris

Friends of Alpha Xi Delta

Symphony Giving Circle George Brown, Jr. Edwing and Jeanette Mary Foundation Omega Financial, Inc. Lombard Giving Circle Willard E. Smucker Foundation Founders’ Giving Circle Giles Foundation Sisterhood Giving Circle Jim and Vicki Klemke CSL Management LLC Donor Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Indianapolis Alumnae Panhellenic Jon Marisa And Xavier Kappa Delta Sorority 2015-2016 Traveling Team Rachel Rose Adams Cidy Adkins Amy Akley Heidi Aleksic Colleen Alfirevic Richard alibozek Cheryl Allen Jamie Allen Nicholas Amato Teresa Anderson Anne Anguilm Becky Anguilm Ryan Anguilm Cynthia Arnold Marjorie Assaf Heather Bachmann Kaaren Baker Karla Bess Balduc 59

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Martha Roa Barbara Rodriguez Marie Joyce Rose Melissa Rose Julie Rosenthal Jay Rosenzweig Judy Row Kerri Russell Marianne Russo Carolyn Rutsky Sandra Sanford Connie Santana Tammy Sargent Karen Scardigli Melissa Schanz Jeffrey Schmierer Tamala Schroeder Kimberly Schwalm Crystal Scott Kellie Seale

Joanna Sell Jim Shade Thomas and Arlene Shaw Ann Converse Shelly Laura Shelly Marshall Shelly Robert Shelly Roya Shihady Linda Shoemaker Regenia Thomas Simmons Gail Sinnott Darrell Skipper Lori Smith Steven Smith Julie Snead Anna Spencer Andrew Stallman Isabel Stasenko Patricia Stout Melissa Stano

Kimberly Lane Street Mary Strine Sonya Surrett Lauraine Spano Szekely Janet Tamporini Areal Tarago Lori Taunton Bert Tavary Ralph Taylor Kristine Teal Virginia Teguns Carol Teitz Deborah Tisdel Tamara Tocco Edward Tompa Andrea Tougas Dana Tripodi Marcie Valenzuela Jennifer Vasquez Christine Vatuone

Caron Vilasuso Maria Vinson Brenda Vizzard Donna Voronovich Julia Vowell Regina Wagner Lauren Walawender Lisa Wallace Tommy Walls Russell Walsh Denise Walthers Mike Walters Tony Wand Rebecca Wargo Justin Warner Wendi Waters Kent Watkins Jill Weber Steven Weiss Bridget Wenande

Carla Werkheiser Lori Wernikoff Bill and Gail Wetzel rose Weyers John Whelan Julie Wieland Joy Wiencek Kelly Williams Madeleine Molini Wilson christina Wingrove Melissa Wisniewski Kenneith Wolf Jean Turner Wood Donna Woods Kimberly Young Audrey and Christ Zehr Beth Zemach Piyusha Zope

Alumnae Association Donors The Foundation thanks the following alumnae associations who made donations between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. The following list reflects annual giving totals to all Foundation funds.

Presidents’ $2,500 and above Knoxville, TN

Indianapolis, IN Seattle, WA Springfield, OH



$1,000-$2,499 Chicago North Shore, IL Northern Virginia, VA

Pearl $500-$999 Chesapeake, MD Denver, CO

Rose $250-$499 Atlanta-North Metro, GA Atlanta-South Metro, GA

$122-$249 Cincinnati, OH Cuyahoga West Shore, OH Dayton, OH Greater Kansas City, MO/KS Houston, TX Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Northern New Jersey, NJ Palm Beach, FL Pinellas County, FL Pittsburgh, PA Tucson, AZ

Donor Akron, OH Ann Arbor, MI Arlington, TX Auburn-Opelika, AL Bay Area Houston-Galveston, TX Birmingham, AL Bloomington-Normal, IL Bowling Green, OH Brevard County, FL Chattahoochee Valley, AL Chicago City, IL Chicago Northwest Suburban IL Chicago-West Towns, IL Cleveland, OH Corvallis, OR

Dallas, TX Detroit Metro, MI El Paso Del Norte, TX Greater Boston, MA Greater Milwaukee Area, WI Las Vegas, NV Lincoln, NE Louisiana North Shore, LA Madison, WI New Orleans, LA Newark-Granville, OH North San Diego County, CA Oklahoma City, OK Orlando, FL Philadelphia, PA Pikes Peak Area, CO Sacramento Salt Creek, IL

San Fernando Valley, CA Sarasota, FL Southern Maine, ME Springfield, IL St. Louis, MO Stanislaus, CA Tallahassee, FL Tampa, FL Youngstown, OH 61


Chapter Donors

Theta Phi, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Iota Phi, American University

The Foundation thanks the following chapters who made donations between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. The following list reflects annual giving totals to all Foundation funds.

Iota Alpha, George Mason University

Iota Psi, Franklin & Marshall College

Iota Xi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Iota Omega, College of New Jersey

Iota Rho, DePaul University

Kappa Alpha, Kennesaw State University

Iota Sigma, Virginia Commonwealth University Iota Upsilon, Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville


Iota Chi, Temple University

$2,500 and above

$121-$249 Omega, Stetson University Gamma Beta, Marshall University

Pi, Ohio University


Gamma Zeta, Eastern Michigan University

Zeta Xi, Auburn University


Gamma Theta, East Tennessee State University

Theta Rho, California State University-San Marcos

Sigma, University of Iowa

Gamma Omega, Henderson State University

Beta Alpha, University of Texas at Austin

Delta Kappa, Slippery Rock University


Beta Epsilon, Monmouth College

Delta Sigma, Ferris State University


Beta Pi, Indiana University Bloomington

Delta Tau, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Alpha Kappa, Kansas State University

Beta Tau, Kent State University

Delta Chi, University of Northern Iowa

Beta Mu, Bowling Green State University

Beta Psi, Carroll University

Epsilon Zeta, Eastern Washington University

Gamma Eta, Georgia Institute of Technology

Gamma Tau, Ohio Northern University

Epsilon Theta, West Liberty University

Delta Gamma, University of Nebraska At Kearney

Delta Alpha, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Epsilon Iota, Newberry College

Theta Gamma, University of Delaware

Delta Lambda, Rochester Institute of Technology

Epsilon Xi, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Theta Delta, Towson University

Delta Nu, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Epsilon Omicron, Oklahoma State University

Delta Xi, Georgia State University

Epsilon Pi, Jacksonville State University


Delta Rho, California State University-Northridge

Epsilon Rho, University of Southern Maine


Delta Psi, Texas State University-San Marcos

Zeta Iota, Lyon College

Gamma, University of Mount Union

Epsilon Alpha, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Zeta Upsilon, Alma College

Delta, Bethany College-West Virginia

Epsilon Gamma, Western Carolina University

Zeta Omega, University of West Georgia

Epsilon, University of South Dakota

Epsilon Eta, South Dakota State University

Theta Eta, Western Michigan University

Eta, Syracuse University

Epsilon Kappa, Western Kentucky University

Theta Pi, Christian Brothers University

Theta, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Epsilon Lambda, Rider University

Iota Beta, California State University-Stanislaus

Kappa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Zeta Theta, Wright State University

Iota Epsilon, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Rho, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zeta Chi, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Iota Zeta, Wingate University

Tau, University of New Hampshire

Theta Beta, Sonoma State University

Iota Eta, University of Texas-El Paso

Psi, The Ohio State University

Theta Epsilon, Marquette University

Iota Lambda, St. Norbert College

Alpha Eta, Purdue University

Theta Iota, Florida Atlantic University

Iota Mu, Lycoming College

Beta Eta, University of Maryland - College Park

Theta Lambda, Southwestern University

Beta Theta, Michigan State University

Theta Xi, Florida International University


Beta Xi, Marietta College

Theta Omicron, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

Beta Sigma, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Beta Upsilon, University of Rhode Island Gamma Delta, University of Nebraska-Omaha

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University-Daytona Beach

Gamma Sigma, Thiel College

Theta Sigma, University of Central Florida

Delta Epsilon, University of New Orleans

Gamma Nu, Southeast Missouri State University

Theta Chi, University of Toledo

Delta Pi, Defiance College

Gamma Phi, East Carolina University

Theta Psi, Dartmouth College

Zeta Tau, University of North Carolina-Asheville

Delta Mu, Old Dominion University

Iota Omicron, San Jose State University

Theta Tau, Marian University

Epsilon Psi, Boise State University

Iota Pi, Coastal Carolina University

Theta Upsilon, Youngstown State University

Zeta Eta, West Chester University

Iota Tau, Bucknell University

Iota Kappa, Idaho State University

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HONOR GIFTS The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation recognizes Honor Gifts given from August 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016.

Abby Boardman, University of New Hampshire By Susan Fayette Grace Bova, DePaul University By Jordan Kavanaugh, DePaul University Dawn Brooks, Ohio Northern University By Barbara Ridenour Brooks, Ohio Northern University Linda Brown Cardiff, University of Texas at Austin By Sharon Brown Richardson, University of Texas at Austin Virginia Straley Duvall, Purdue University By Nancy Hahn Morgan, Purdue University

MEMORIAL GIFTS The Alpha Xi Delta Foundation recognizes Memorial Gifts given from August 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016.

Jayne Wade Anderson, University of NebraskaLincoln By Jane Rattan Cooper, Texas Wesleyan University Ruth Fowler Brown, Ohio University By Kathryn Brown, Ohio University Marjorie Dackerman Carlson, University of Pennsylvania By Elizabeth Skelton Ames, University of Pennsylvania Eileen Grundy Conboy, University of Rhode Island By Joan Bottino McMillan, University of Rhode Island Linda Belles Dinus, University of Washington By Jane Rattan Cooper, Texas Wesleyan University Peggy Martin Dorsey, West Virginia Wesleyan College By Mary Dorsey Taylor, West Virginia Wesleyan College Barbara Elsbury, Purdue University By Sara Elsbury Morgan, Purdue University

Mary Robson Hathaway, Monmouth College By Kathryn Yager Brown, Monmouth College Jeanette Heckelsmiller, By Emma Heckelsmiller, Michigan State University Kendra Johnson, DePaul University By Natalie Kaminski, DePaul University Nina Keranovic, University of Hartford By Omega Financial Inc. Judith Tait Levy, Florida State University By Arlene Kotowski Bischoff, Florida State University Carolyn Childers Peterson, Western Carolina University By Vickie Dinkins Long, Western Carolina University

Sharon Brown Richardson, University of Texas at Austin By Keirstin Hughes, University of Delaware Barb Rust By Molly Rust Laura Troisi, University of Delaware By Makaela Andes, University of Delaware Megan Turlik, Towson University By Omega Financial Inc. Grace Yukawa, Rochester Institute of Technology By Omega Financial Inc. Michael Whiteley By Sarah Jackson Beta Xi Chapter By Kay Porter Rowekamp, Marietta College

Jillian Mann Potts, Rider University By Lauren Potts

Jo Gilmore Gamble, Oklahoma State University By Lee Arney Myers, Oklahoma State University

Dorothy Edge OBannon, University of Pennsylvania By Jessie Jordan Koch, Auburn University

Sondra McQuillan Goar, Kansas State University By Sondra McQuillan Goar, Kansas State University

Sandra Passman, Georgia Southern University By Susan Buhay Du Part, Western Kentucky University

Marian Barnes Gudgell, Kansas State University By Frank Gudgell, Stewart Lambert By Sharon Brown Richardson, University of Texas at Austin Jen Bauer Henson, Wittenberg University Marianne Moritz Russo, California State UniversityNorthridge Kim Starr, University of Kentucky Julie Wilson Dillon, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Jennifer Gullett McQueen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign By Kathy Farris Andersen, University of NebraskaOmaha Jane Morley By Ronda Guimond, Alma College

Mindy Rumbolz, University of South Dakota By Jamie Decker Stoulil, University of South Dakota Marjorie Wintz Stenger, West Virginia University By Nancy Stenger Todd, University of Maryland College Park Betty French Unkel, The Ohio State University By Mary Alice McCauley Kranz, Purdue University Tracy Goad Walter, Hillsdale College By Christina Munck O’Hara, Hillsdale College Mary Hendrick Wilcox, University of South Dakota By Sheryl Jarze Koch, University of South Dakota Rachel Williams By Jacquline Custer Brandon, Georgia State University

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The Foundation thanks the following Sisters and friends demonstrating the highest level of commitment by donating $123 or more to the Foundation between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. 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 $123-$249 * Chapter Eternal

Presidents’ $2,500+ Margaret Bozarth, Monmouth College Jean Clark, Pennsylvania State University Edwin And Jeanette May Foundation Willard E. Smucker Foundation Jane Gaby, University of TennesseeKnoxville Jim & Vicki Klemke Julie Lambert, Oregon State University Wendy Levine, Indiana University Bloomington Jacquelyn Lyerly * Jacqueline Pechette, Syracuse University Pauline Platt, Gettysburg College Jane Ralston, University of Mount Union

Quill $1,000-$2,499 Sandra Abrams, University of Maryland - College Park Marcia Adair, Monmouth College Lynn Andrews, University of Iowa Tracie A Barry, Southeast Missouri State University Janice Baumback, University of Washington R Jean Beard, Purdue University Kristin Billingsley, Sonoma State University Bonnie Blish, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles George Brown, Jr. Jill Butler, California State UniversityFresno Kathleen Clark, University of Maryland - College Park Michele Curth, California State University-Northridge Elizabeth De Jong, Bethany College-West Virginia

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Michele Evink, South Dakota State University Paige Faries, Western Kentucky University Giles Foundation Marguerite Frick, Georgia Institute of Technology Martha Geppert, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Christine Gilliam, Bowling Green State University Margaret Greene, Stetson University Diane Gregory, Wittenberg University Linnea Hadlock, University of Iowa Michelle Hartnett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mary Louise Hill, Purdue University Jennifer Kuntz, University of Northern Iowa Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, Case Western Reserve University Kendra Lewis, Purdue University Sonja Lowry, Monmouth College Charlotte Martin, University of Georgia Patricia McBeath, University of Wisconsin-Madison* Omega Financial, Inc. Rebecca Perrett, University of NebraskaLincoln Charlotte Eliza Poston, Texas State University-San Marcos Nancy Prendergast, The Ohio State University Elizabeth Anne Ray, University of Kentucky Nadine Roberts, Frostburg State University Christina Robertson, University of West Georgia Janice Sayatovic, Syracuse University Tana Scott, Middlebury College Claudette Smith, Jacksonville State University Dorothy Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bobby Stanton, University of Kentucky Jane Sutton, Western Carolina University Julie Turner, Georgia Institute of Technology Julia Ann Van Sickle, Purdue University Cheryl Weldon, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nealy Wheat, University of West Georgia Dorothy Williams, Western Carolina University Linda Mae Wrench, Indiana University Bloomington

Pearl $500-$999 Dorothy Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln * Sharon Ann Bassler, Purdue University Elizabeth Battaglia, University of Virginia Mary Josie Blanchard, University of Texas at Austin Nancy Bogenrief, Drake University Denise Brown, University of Northern Iowa Vicki Lynn Byrne, University of Northern Colorado Beth Cohen, Pennsylvania State University Pamela Ann Collins, University of Michigan Alice Croner, Monmouth College Ilda Margaret Deming, University of Maryland - College Park Alice Dittman, University of NebraskaLincoln Rigby Duncan, Marshall University Judy Erickson, Iowa State University Nancy Hallinan, Cornell University Linda Hood, San Diego State University Janet Hutchins, University of Michigan Audrey Huthwaite, Frostburg State University Nancy Kaney, Purdue University Suzanne Kirschbaum, University of North Carolina-Asheville Audrey Kleasen, Purdue University Jennifer Lee, Old Dominion University CSL Management LLC Nell Lynch, Georgia Institute of Technology Katherine Martin, University of Florida Eleanor Ann Paulman, Frostburg State University Susannah Prucka, Southwestern University Michelle Reda, Rider University Karin Riggs, San Diego State University

Beverly Rorer, University of Pennsylvania Jane Schroeder, University of NebraskaLincoln Rhonda Shives, Louisiana State University Mary Page Slovak, Florida State University Kathryn Smith, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jeanette Smith, University of Northern Iowa Mary Ruth Snyder, Purdue University Mary Ellen South, Frostburg State University Elisabeth Stuller, Eastern Washington University Veronica Toussaint, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Helen Maxine Townsend, Purdue University Jacqueline Welch, Carroll University

Rose $250-$499 Linda Lee Absalom, Old Dominion University Mary Adams-Smith, The Ohio State University Amazon Smile Foundation Rena June Armatas, Kansas State University Janet Baillie, Oregon State University Pamela Barkman, Baldwin Wallace University Janice Belka, Slippery Rock University Dorothy Bell, Syracuse University Stephanie Bennett Kathy Blackburn, Miami University Jill Bortel, Defiance College Dianne Botefuhr, Northern Michigan University Marcia Brown, Missouri Valley College Michelle Cahoon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Courtney Caron, California State University-Fresno Ginny Carroll, Western Kentucky University Mary Casto, Bowling Green State University Margaret Collins, Jacksonville State University

Sandra Day, Frostburg State University Rebekah Druetzler, Purdue University Susan Du Part, Western Kentucky University Pamela Enger, Frostburg State University Jean Feehan, Northwestern University Courtney Fluty, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos Andrea Fouberg, South Dakota State University Elysia Gallivan, University of South Dakota Yallah Gault, University of Mount Union Joe Graber, Louisiana State University Joan Hansen, California State University-Fresno Katherine Hanson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Judith Harrell, East Carolina University Anne Hemingway, Thiel College Katharyn Herndon, Western Kentucky University Holmes Murphy & Associates Melanie Holwood, West Chester University Marilyn Horner, University of NebraskaOmaha Kelley Jo Hundt, Georgia Institute of Technology Frances Isaac, Michigan State University Micaela Isler, University of Texas at Austin Selma Jabaley, Georgia Institute of Technology Pamela James, Northwestern University Margaret Johnson, West Liberty University Jacquelyn Kalinsky, University of Maryland - College Park Carrie Kashawlic, Ohio Northern University Ann Klemm, Purdue University Jeanne Laye, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles Catherine Miche Leikhim, University of Charleston Deborah Love, Auburn University Melissa Susan Ludwig, Georgia Institute of Technology Ellen MacFarlane, Wittenberg University Susan Mamber, Kent State University Linda Matkowski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Claire McKinzie, University of Iowa Elizabeth Murray, University of Michigan

Rebecca Neilson, Frostburg State University Karen Ogorzalek, Monmouth College Kathy Owrey, Henderson State University Elizabeth Payette, California State University-Fresno Jenny Pelkey, University of WisconsinEau Claire Suzanne Petru, Northwestern University Sharon Brown Richardson, University of Texas at Austin Helen Richardson, Oregon State University Deborah Robertson, Texas State University-San Marcos Shade Family Foundation Sarah Rebecca Smith, The Ohio State University Emily Stander, University of NebraskaLincoln Kimberly Starr, University of Kentucky Cynthia Stevens, Kansas State University Theresa Stripling, Purdue University M Kristin Stuedle, Western Kentucky University Diane Thornton, University of Texas at Austin Elizabeth Topkis, University of California-Los Angeles Barbara VanCura, Monmouth College Jane Wise, University of WisconsinMadison Janice Wittschiebe, Georgia Institute of Technology Betsie Zeedyk, Alma College

Anniversary $123-$249 Kay Adams, Georgia Institute of Technology Patricia Adams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Charlotte Alison, University of Alabama Julie Andrews, Purdue University Diane Andrich, University of Northern Colorado Julie Anell, Monmouth College Patricia Angelici, University of Iowa Amanda Apfelblat, University of New Orleans Kathryn Ashenfelter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Marjory Barbee, University of Washington Danielle Beaverson, University of Toledo

Hope Beck Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mary Paule Bierlein, Michigan State University Camilla Blakeslee, Drake University Anne Blankenship, Bethany CollegeWest Virginia Joanne Marie Bloom, University of New Hampshire Marcia Boden, University of NebraskaLincoln Michelle Boris, Iowa State University Erin Borla, Oregon State University Elisa Boyer, University of Missouri-St. Louis Paula Brigham, Eastern Michigan University Virginia Brooks, Florida State University Mary Brown, Central Michigan University Kathryn Brown, Monmouth College Susan Bryant, Purdue University Margaret Buckles, Parsons College Jeannine Burger Heath, West Virginia Wesleyan College Tracey Cannon, University of New Orleans Kathleen Cantarine, California State University-Northridge Ginger Cearley, University of Texas at Austin Amy Chase, South Dakota State University Donna Cline, Western Carolina University Susan Commeree, University of Washington Digital Pix Composites Lucinda Jean Cordo, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Jane Louise Costanzo, Marshall University Helen Czenkusch, Indiana University Bloomington Sharon Lou De Vore, Florida State University Jeannette Brown DeLost, Drake University Linda Diane Desorcie, Michigan State University Linda Dettmer, Baldwin Wallace University Laura Devrieze, University of West Georgia Gretchen DiMarco, Syracuse University Sandra Doar, Georgia Institute of Technology

Diane Dow, Purdue University Theresa Dvorak, University of Iowa Martha Dwight, University of Texas at Austin Taylor Earley, University of Alabama at Birmingham Sandra Edwards, University of Kentucky Jessica Eng, Alma College Michael Evink, South Dakota State University Margaret Fazzio, University of Northern Colorado Roxanne Feakes, University of Northern Iowa Virginia Fisher, Florida State University Mary Flanagan, University of Michigan Andrea Fournet, Louisiana State University Nancy Gainer, Iowa State University Shannon Gardner, University of West Georgia Kirsten Gilstorf, Michigan State University Patricia Glenn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mary Goers, University of WisconsinMadison Barbara Goldstein, Indiana University Bloomington Patricia Lynn Graf, Thiel College Catherine Graham, Albion College Allison Green, Albion College Jessica Greyerbiehl, Alma College Kathleen Grzybek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Carol Haines, Baldwin Wallace University Sharon Hall, Wittenberg University Jody Halley, Baldwin Wallace University Jenifer Hampton, Pennsylvania State University Phyllis Hann, Oregon State University Kathleen Harkins, Michigan State University Phoebe Harper, Lake Forest College Sue Ann Haverkamp, San Diego State University Isoline Headstrom, Drake University Jennifer Henson, Wittenberg University Sharon Hessoun, Baldwin Wallace University Amanda Hicks, Southern Polytechnic State University Winifred Huffman, The Ohio State University Michele Hunn, University of Maryland - College Park 65


Holly Janney, University of TennesseeKnoxville Donna Jensen, University of South Dakota Rickey Jiranek, University of Rhode Island Maurine Johnson, Coe College Fatima Johnson, University of North Carolina-Asheville Valdean Jones, University of Washington Barbara Kelly, Syracuse University Deborah Keyes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Jean Ellen Klick, Purdue University Georgene Koblenz, Ripon College Barbara Kraemer, University of South Dakota Rose Kunkel Roarty, Ohio University Ellen Louise Kunst, The Ohio State University Jean Leider, University of Iowa Maria Del Carme Lewis, University of Texas at Austin Barbara Ann Lindblom, Albion College Elizabeth Loehne, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mary Loncharich Gaskell, Northwestern University Nancy Ludvik, University of South Dakota Carolyn Sylvia Luken, St. Cloud State University Teddi Mackelden, University of Alabama Jean Ann Mahan, The Ohio State University Angela Malloy, Kansas State University Celia Maneatis, University of CaliforniaBerkeley Regina Mangine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Caroline Marciano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mary Eileen Marquis, University of New Hampshire Susan Marshall, Purdue University Nancy McAvoy, East Carolina University Sharon McCone, Henderson State University Karen McConnell, Knox College Devon McGoldrick, Rochester Institute of Technology Beth McNulty, University of WisconsinOshkosh

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Pamela McVeigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Megan Melloy, University of Iowa Sharon Micek, University of NebraskaLincoln Cheryl Miller, University of NebraskaOmaha Sara Molnar, Ferris State University Sylvia Moore, San Diego State University Terri Muha, Ohio University Amy New, Kansas State University Deanna Newell, Indiana University Bloomington Pamela Hope Nolting, Drake University Deborah Norton, California State University-San Marcos Rebecca O’Bryon, University of North Carolina-Asheville Jacklyn Olinger, Miami University Karolee Olsen, University of NebraskaOmaha Jean Kathryn Olson, Univ. of Wisconsin - Superior Robin Pate, Western Carolina University Marcia Pauly, University of WisconsinMadison Kathleen Peeples, Auburn University Caroline Peterson-Searls, Kansas State University Jeanne Margaret Pike, Baldwin Wallace University Lori Plazinski, University of Maryland College Park Ellen Poly, University of NebraskaLincoln Heather Levee Popadych, Ohio University Rachel Purdy, University of Central Florida Joan Lucille Reitsma, Florida State University Hilary Roberts, University of Kansas Julie Robinson, Southeast Missouri State University Susan Robinson, Frostburg State University Cynthia Rogan, University of North Texas Marsha Rogers, San Diego State University Dorothy Rolls, University of South Dakota Debbie Rubin, California State University-Northridge

Marianne Russo, California State University-Northridge Mary Ryan, Southeast Missouri State University Catherine Louis Salisbury, Ohio Wesleyan University Roseann Samson, University of Findlay Deborah Schneider, Rider University Joan Schroeder, Kansas State University Linda Schuessler, Texas State University-San Marcos Virginia Schultz, University of California-Berkeley Mary Anne Seale, University of Texas at Austin Betty Secaur, Michigan State University Deborah Sekreta, Eastern Washington University Patricia C Sellers, San Diego State University Linda Seybold, Knox College Rebecca Ash Shea, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Kimberly Sheppard, Georgia Institute of Technology Patricia Shires, Ohio Wesleyan University Susan Shiring, University of Mount Union Tauna Shoemaker, University of Washington DeRonda Elaine Short Esq, University of Kentucky Elaine Anne Sievert, Cornell University Brenda Gail Sirmons, Valdosta State University Marie Slater, California State UniversityFresno Renee Slaw, Wittenberg University Lucinda Spaney, Marietta College Phyllis Stanchfield, Coe College Martha Stinson, Indiana University Bloomington Jeanette Lynn Stull, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Doris Stump, Purdue University Patricia Sturtz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Vivian Surface, Indiana University Bloomington Jamie Suzanne Swan, University of Iowa Barbara Swasey, Marietta College Ann Tao, Indiana University Bloomington

Leslie Taylor, Auburn University Margaret Tenzythoff, Oklahoma State University Eleonor Thomas, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Nancy Todd, University of Maryland College Park Carol Utter, Cornell University Nicole Valdes, University of Central Florida Tiffany Vokt, Iowa State University Dolores Mae Vrooman, University of Oregon Kira Vurlicer, Southwestern University Judith Anne Weadick, Purdue University Stacy Werth, California State UniversitySan Marcos Marian West, University of Michigan Nolene Marie Wheeler, University of Oregon Judy White, Oklahoma State University Marijean Williams, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Susan Noel Williams, Bowling Green State University Kim Ann Wilver, The Ohio State University Becky Wiseman, Kansas State University Linda Witmer, Iowa Wesleyan University Susan Wolf, Gettysburg College Alicia Woo, Georgia State University Donna Worthley, Indiana State University Ann Yager, Purdue University Susan Yerkes, Lycoming College Jennifer Zipf, University of WisconsinEau Claire

Scholarships Allison James Green Scholarship Jada Baum, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ’14 Alpha Epsilon Scholarship Brittanie Wieland, University of Iowa ’13 Jana Steiner, University of Nebraska-Omaha ’11 Marianne Russo, California State UniversityNorthridge ’82 Alpha Xi Delta Building Corporation of Tuscaloosa, AL Scholarship Laura Weems, University of Alabama at Birmingham ’14 Lauren Alger, Auburn University ’15 Anne Mehus Verbon Scholarship Analise McGreal, University of Central Florida ’12 Andrea Gump, Kent State University ’15 Bailey Hamm, Florida Atlantic University ’10 Genevieve Reith, Kent State University ’15 Haley Baker, University of South Dakota ’16 Jessica Garber, Kennesaw State University ’16 Karey Williams, Kennesaw State University ’16 Katie Cassidy, University of Alabama at Birmingham ’12 Kylie Beck, University of South Dakota ’14 Madeline Tucker, Auburn University ’14 Meara McNitt, University of New Orleans ’13 Michelle Bailey, Franklin & Marshall College ’14 Morgan Rezac, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ’13 Noor Abushagur, University of Texas-El Paso ’10 Olivia Bologna, University of Rhode Island ’13 Randi Kirkland, University of Alabama at Birmingham ’04 Stephanie Sowers, Bethany College-West Virginia ’14 Arts & Letters Scholarship Jordyn Peterson, Greensboro College ’15 Katy Caraveo, Long Island University-C.W. Post ’15 Olivia Skillern, University of Alabama at Birmingham ’14 Baker-Blish Scholarship Payton Bosma, Western Michigan University ’14 Beta Pi Scholarship MaryKatherine Rohaly, Indiana University Bloomington ’14 Beta Upsilon Scholarship Allison DeMello, University of Rhode Island ’13 Carol Topping Barr Scholarship Emily Hendricks, Marshall University ’14 Charline Blind Merrill Scholarship Courtney Glenn, Kent State University ’12 Melani Hagge, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ’12

Delores Wachsmann Child Scholarship Sarika Ghangurde, Georgia Institute of Technology ’15

Mabel Gottburg Schoen Scholarship Katelyn Criner, University of Northern Iowa ’15

Dorothy M Nichols Scholarship Caroline Patz, University of Wisconsin-Madison ’15

Marilyn A. & Walter C. Horner Scholarship Shannon Barber, University of Nebraska-Omaha ’13

Dr. Marianne Clausing-Lee Scholarship Sarah Gabhart, Marshall University ’12

Mary Burt Nash Scholarship Margeaux Fox, University of Washington ’07

Ethel Garnier Thompson Scholarship Abigail Fuerst, Michigan State University ’14 Paige Staggs, Kent State University ’14

Mary Louise Mabis Rain Scholarship Courtney Hill, Purdue University ’11

Florence Stoermer Voelker Scholarship Karlie Warne, University of South Dakota ’15 Founders’ Memorial Scholarship Brooke Harwood, Cornell University ’10 Megan Quinn, University of Iowa ’11 Sydney Reed, University of Texas at Austin ’11 Frances Trewyn Kuechenmeister Scholarship Sapphire Andersen, University of NebraskaOmaha ’13 Gamma Delta Scholarship Colleen Anderson, University of Nebraska-Omaha ’14 Skylar Dreesen, University of Nebraska-Omaha ’13

Nancy Fehrmann Gainer Scholarship Lauryn Garner, Jacksonville State University ’13 Northern Virginia Alumnae Association Scholarship Nicole Zeidman, Binghamton University ’06 Olive Gabriel Faries Scholarship Samantha Nagy, Rider University ’14 Phillips Scholar Scholarship Alexis Esposito, Rider University ’15 Kylie Straub, Carroll University ’15 Pulcipher Communications Scholarship Lilly Stuecklen, Syracuse University ’15 Shaya Kellen, University of South Dakota ’14

Gamma Eta Scholarship Olivia Ulrich, Georgia Institute of Technology ’15

Richard and Sandra Gleason Walston Scholarship Marina Dolgova, University of Washington ’14

Gamma Zeta Scholarship by Michigan Alpha Xi Delta Inc. Emily Kocjan, Eastern Michigan University ’15

Ronald and Denise Prince Scholarship Lauren Schatz, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign ’14

Haymaker-Hill Scholarship Alyson Gage, Florida Atlantic University ’15 Shannon Fry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach ’14

Ruth Bartlett Nemec Scholarship Olivia Farkas, Temple University ’14

Janice Sheldon Baumback Scholarship Sarah Shaner, Auburn University ’15 Jayne Wade Anderson Scholarship Caroline Warren, Indiana University Bloomington ’15 Jean Leider Scholarship Emily Mora, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ’15 Julie Lambert Sponsored Scholarship Olivia Woodruff, Wright State University ’10 Kathryn Faul Wallace Scholarship Monica Reyes, Florida International University ’14

Ruth Fowler Brown Scholarship Brianna Jennings, Michigan State University ’15 Suzanna Steele, American University ’15 Spaulding-Mowry Scholarship Kirsten Foose, University of Washington 1996 Maria Bugge, Syracuse University ’11 Marlena Bruno, Florida International University ’13 Tana Sterrett Scott Scholarship Jessica Brito, Florida International University ’14 Theta Gamma Scholarship Erika Dodd, University of Delaware ’14 Laura Chadsey, University of Delaware ’13 67


CORA’S CHALLENGE RECAP September 14, 2016 marked a historic day for Alpha Xi Deltas nationwide as we celebrated Cora Bollinger Block’s 148th birthday and raised more than $24,000 for the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation! < Cora’s high school graduation photo taken on July 7, 1887.

Cora’s story started on September 14, 1868. Not only was she instrumental in beginning the story of Alpha Xi Delta, she was the bold and talented leader who led the charge for many of Alpha Xi Delta’s firsts. • Cora’s apartment, with Bertha Cook, was the first meeting place of Alpha Xi Delta. • Cora was the chair of the committee that presented the plans for the formation of Alpha Xi Delta to school officials. It was her clear thinking and vision that led the presentation to meet with faculty approval. • Cora was elected the first Chapter President of Alpha Chapter and went on to be our first National President. • Cora installed the Beta Chapter at Iowa Wesleyan College on June 9, 1902, the first chapter to be installed after Alpha Xi Delta became a National Fraternity. She also installed Alpha Xi Delta’s first chapter in Ohio, Gamma Chapter at the University of Mount Union, on August 20, 1902. • Cora presided over the first National Convention in 1903. After serving as the first Chapter President, then the first National President, Cora retired from active service with Alpha Xi Delta, feeling it was “well launched upon successful growth.” From making gifts to creating buzz on social media, more than 530 donors contributed to the Foundation’s success. Sisters, family and friends gave $24,018, making this the Foundation’s most successful single day of giving to date. Thank you to all who made Cora’s birthday a HUGE success! Your gift was so much more than a birthday celebration for Cora. It reflects the strength you bring to Alpha Xi Delta. Cora’s Challenge gifts are helping to make programs like The Founders’ Academy, the Leadership Coach Program and Courageous Conversations continue to happen.

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> Cora’s composite picture from Alpha Chapter.

^ A photo of Cora from 1903, when she was 35 years old. Notice the Quill badge by her neck!


Tales From the Road

Michelle, front, with the founding Sisters of our newest chapter at Cal Poly Pomona, located in Pomona, California.

By Michelle Davis, Cal State San Marcos ’12 I’m from a small city in Southern California and attended school just 30 minutes south of where I grew up. My home, school and the people closest to me have always been at a reasonable distance. Once I applied to become an Educational Leadership Consultant, I knew this position would open the door to new adventures and allow me to use my Alpha Xi Delta experience to inspire other Sisters to realize their potential, but I’ll be honest in sharing that I wasn’t sure what to expect. The idea of being away from home for months at a time was a scary and uncomfortable thought at first. But, I remembered a saying my Big Sister would tell me, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” And so, life began! Throughout my 18 chapter visits, I have experienced living in states where snow days, hurricanes and tornados were normal ways of life. I’ve flown in little propeller planes and found my way through large and confusing airport terminals. I’ve tried the best local food spots, from macaroni and cheese pizza at Ian’s Pizza in Wisconsin, chicken subs at Publix in Florida and green chile in New Mexico. When I’m in a new state or city, there is no guarantee I will visit there again so I make sure to take advantage of my visit! As Educational Leadership Consultants, we participate in the StrengthsQuest assessment to learn more about our top five strengths and how we can utilize those strengths in our jobs. My top five strengths are adaptability, relator, woo, developer and empathy, which puts me in the relationship building domain. Developer, in particular, has been the

strength I love to utilize on my visits. The developer is especially inclined to “recognize and cultivate the potential in others.” My overall goal during a visit is to make sure our Sisters feel empowered by the work they are doing, big or small. This has happened through individual consultations, AmaXIng Challenges and recruitment events! I also try to create relationships by recognizing and praising the hard work the women at these college chapters do to share Alpha Xi Delta with the campus and local communities. The passion I have seen from collegiate women makes this job very enjoyable. One of the most rewarding experiences thus far has been beginning a new chapter at Cal Poly Pomona. When I found out I would be working with this new establishment at the end of July I was elated! Not only was I excited to be back on the West Coast, but also to be a part of history. Alpha Xi Delta continues to grow in California, and I felt proud knowing I would be a part of this project. Natalie Leighton, a fellow ELC, and I were able to work together in our home state to interact with the Pomona community and meet the women going through recruitment. There were long days of tabling in the 100-degree weather and late night crafting for recruitment events. It was our job to create a clear vision for the potential new members, to show them what it would be like to be a founding Sister of a new chapter. The women who founded the chapter at Pomona share the same vision and goal of maintaining genuine, loyal friendships and building a strong chapter on their campus. They are eager to find more women at Pomona who share their vision to create a strong Sisterhood, and I am excited to see the legacy they will create. 69


This Winter 2016-17 Chapter Eternal includes all the names of Sisters whose passing was reported to Fraternity Headquarters between June 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016. 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.

Alpha Chapter Knox College Dorothy Dopp Briggs ’29

Rho Chapter University of Nebraska-Lincoln Helen Maser Woolery ’44

Alpha Zeta Chapter University of Oklahoma Nina Lenz-Kuhn ’42

Beta Beta Chapter Washington University Sherry Gibson Mahach ’54

Gamma Alpha Chapter San Diego State University Muriel Beason Cook ’49

Beta Chapter Iowa Wesleyan University Katherine Carlson Wagner ’44 Meriel Baker Watkins ’85

Sigma Chapter University of Iowa Carole Blue Braden ’54 Eleanor Bosserman Chapman ’23 Mary Kelly ’08 Colleen Bedell McNeal ’46

Beta Gamma Chapter Centenary College of Louisiana Pearl Coulter Henderson ’52

Gamma Beta Chapter Marshall University Mary Ratcliffe Beasley ’57 Della Copley Ekwall ’74

Tau Chapter University of New Hampshire June Flanders Cote ’35 Muriel Bradbury Sterling ’32

Alpha Eta Chapter Purdue University Velma Mahle Berninger ’27 Shirley Bowman Crone ’54 Bernice Kohlmeyer Endsley ’27 Fern Honeywell Martin ’47 Norma Strong Parker ’53 Mary Mabis Rain ’53 Thelma Hudelmyer Sicer ’22 Jean Riggs Slanker ’44 Nina Duddleson Unger ’81

Beta Epsilon Chapter Monmouth College Madelyn Miller Lonborg ’48

Gamma Delta Chapter University of Nebraska Omaha Colleen Richmond Griffith ’61 Patricia Alderman Hatch ’53 Harriet Meyers Vos ’55

Upsilon Chapter University of Vermont Hazel Enders Cornwell ’35

Alpha Theta Chapter Northwestern University Josephine Fischer James ’22

Phi Chapter Albion College Carole Sanford Stevens ’53 Marian Kurtz Wilcox ’40

Alpha Iota Chapter Drake University Isoline Woodroffe Headstrom ’39 Nadyne Pettey Justin ’42

Xi Chapter University of Kentucky Alcie Howard Combs ’51 Dorothy Combs Gute ’49 Carol Stoltz Jacobsen ’58 Hazel Kennedy Koblegard ’44 Hazel Brown Prewitt ’34

Alpha Kappa Chapter Kansas State University Patsy Wilson Breitenbach ’54 Patricia Putnam Davis ’44 Patsy Huggins Petzold ’97 Tamara Shattuck ’71 Carol Huggins Smith ’68

Psi Chapter The Ohio State University Jeanne Varney Anderson ’44 Patricia Bargar ’58 Mary Porter Tolle ’64 Mary Messenger Watts ’39 Joan Sherman Wilson ’57

Alpha Mu Chapter Ohio Wesleyan University Marian Ward Schlabach Ramlow ’39 Joanne Lawrence Root ’45

Gamma Chapter University of Mount Union Dorothy Smith Brown ’43 Delta Chapter Bethany College Paula Muvrin ’62 Zeta Chapter Wittenberg University Norma Jones Mozier ’44 Minerva Heimel Walbeck ’39 Eta Chapter Syracuse University Helen Smith Heidgerd ’48 Lois Wiltse O’Brien ’61 Sally Lawyer Smith ’41 Theta Chapter University of WisconsinMadison Ronda Questad ’88 Beverly Hoffmann Wood ’45 Iota Chapter West Virginia University Barbara Bailey Adams ’41 Ruth Skaggs Mann ’47 Kappa Chapter University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wilma Farnsworth Allor ’35 Virginia Boruff ’37 Helen Glenn Brekke ’41 Dorothy Rasmussen Clemens ’46 Doris Connors ’32 Elizabeth Peintner Payne ’35 Patricia Block Urbanckas ’58 Nu Chapter University of Washington Mary Sprague Cook ’49 Hazel Fryar ’34 Marilyn Ruple Long ’52 Omicron Chapter University of CaliforniaBerkeley Carol Lindsey ’42 Pi Chapter Ohio University Betty Holdren Betz ’34

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Omega Chapter Stetson University Dorotha Woodward Graham Foster ’28 Dorothy Jennings Sandridge ’40 Alpha Beta Chapter Cornell University Caroline Dela Dinegar ’42 Lillian Smith Eagan ’33 Alpha Gamma Chapter Coe College Ruth Scott Gustafson ’23 Dorothy Stookey Howland ’39 Alpha Delta Chapter Oregon State University Eleanor Zaharis Barthman ’46 Blanche Falk Smith ’44 Alpha Epsilon Chapter University of Michigan Virginia Matz Eich ’48 Ann Marie Harrison ’63

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Alpha Xi Chapter University of CaliforniaLos Angeles Winifred Dingman Stone ’25 Alpha Omicron Chapter Hunter College Lillian Carlock Williams ’25 Alpha Tau Chapter University of Alabama Anne Millo ’31 Alpha Phi Chapter University of Pennsylvania Helen Hill Gustafson ’46 Elizabeth Clark Cook Hedrick ’37 Rita Pergolese Kane ’47 Carolyn Flascher Stiles ’36 Alpha Chi Chapter Randolph-Macon College Imogene Hudson Cullinan ’30 Alpha Omega Chapter Florida State University Barbara Montgomery ’62 Yvonne Tomasello Stahl ’50

Beta Eta Chapter University of Maryland Bertha Fleet Strange ’47 Beta Theta Chapter Michigan State University Dorothy Efthemiou Ewald ’52 Beta Iota Chapter Louisiana State University Hilda Scivicque Ecton ’45 Beta Kappa Chapter Baldwin Wallace University Patricia Chopich ’68 Lois Mitrovich ’45 Beta Mu Chapter Bowling Green State University Patricia Lewicki Dimling ’60 Orrell Knepp ’45 Dorothy Gray Singh ’44 Beta Nu Chapter Culver Stockton College Doris Paschall Foutes ’46 Beta Xi Chapter Marietta College Mary Jean Trommetter Hall ’51 Beta Sigma Chapter West Virginia Wesleyan College Shirley Kincaid Walker ’54 Eugenia Westfall ’47 Beta Tau Chapter Kent State University Bernice Baumberger Bancroft ’61 Betty Wohlfert Pardee ’51 Mary Popp Schultz ’55 Janette Heat Treat ’47 Ruth Keppler Willoughby ’47 Beta Upsilon Chapter University of Rhode Island Helen Canning Desaulniers ’48 Jean Berkinshaw Gleason ’59 Joan Hennessey Larsen ’51

Gamma Pi Chapter Northern Illinois University Margaret Reker ’65 Gamma Rho Chapter Parsons College Patricia Wood Fietta ’69 Gamma Upsilon Chapter University of Georgia Jeannette Milone ’72 Eunice Crawford Spooner ’60 Delta Gamma Chapter University of Nebraska at Kearney Nikki Wright Reisen ’62 Delta Kappa Chapter Slippery Rock University Lauren Krofcheck ’08 Hazel Bryan Weitzel ’63 Epsilon Alpha Chapter University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Pamela Miller ’98 Epsilon Xi Chapter University of Missouri – St. Louis Rebecca Besselsen Toghiani ’76 Epsilon Omicron Chapter Oklahoma State University Jo Ellen Gamble ’70 Zeta Nu Chapter Miami University Christine Oliver ’94 Zeta Omega Chapter University of West Georgia Pamela Davis ’90


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