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EVELINA LIPECKA, Monmouth ’03 Evelina is Director of Development for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation that raises and manages funds to support the educational initiatives of the SAE Fraternity and the maintenance and operation of the Levere Memorial Temple. In her role, Evelina oversees four major gift officers who travel to capitalize on stewardship cultivation and to engage SAE alumni. A large portion of her time is spent collaborating with the Fraternity side of the organization, providing support to the boards and executive department, donor cultivation, fundraising around SAE’s annual fund and overseeing the Foundation’s marketing and communications strategies. Evelina volunteers for Monmouth College’s alumni board, the NIC Foundation, and is a committee member for the Greek Retreat where she helps to develop curriculum for the event.
SUMMER LEE JENKINS, Western Carolina ’07 Summer’s love of philanthropic work developed during her time as a collegiate member in Alpha Xi Delta. Through Summer’s role as Executive Director at The Corner Table Soup Kitchen she is able to utilize that passion to help her community. Summer provides leadership for the organization, build staffs and community relations, provides financial management, plans special events and controls the ongoing internal and external communications for the organization. She has been awarded Main Street Champion for the City of Newton and was named a Hickory Daily Record Notable Neighbor for her work at The Corner Table Soup Kitchen. “From my experiences in Alpha Xi, I knew I wanted to make mission work part of my career path,” said Summer.
HOLLY HURST, Franklin & Marshall ’17 Holly is an undergraduate researcher at Franklin & Marshall College’s neuroscience laboratory, which is partnered with the Clinic for Special Children (CSC), a nonprofit medical and diagnostic service for children in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area who have rare neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research is supported by HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Awards, ConnectCare3, the Hackman Summer Scholars Program and the Rackow-Kaminsky endowment. Holly’s involvement with the neuroscience laboratory is extremely rewarding as her findings are requisite for the development of therapeutic approaches. To Holly, there is nothing more fulfilling than to know that our findings could someday help a child in need.
Did you know Alpha Xi Delta has a new online mentoring platform? The Empowerment Network (TEN) is designed for Sisters to connect with each other for career advice and to establish relationships for personal and professional growth. Turn to page 43 for more information about TEN.
/ Winter 2017-18