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The Pansy


Alena poses in Costa Rica (Credit: Delta Delta Delta fraternity

EA Member travels on first ever “Tri Delta Evergreen” Leadership experience by Alena Walker When I joined Delta Delta Delta my freshman year, I never could have anticipated that one organization would be able to open so many doors for me within such a near future. Only two short years later, I was selected to participate in the inaugural Tri Delta Evergreen program. When I submitted my application, I never imagined that only four months later I would be on a plane with nine other colligate Tri Delta’s from across the nation headed to

Costa Rica. Being accompanied by three Sigma Chi gentlemen, Cari Cook, and Mari Ann Callais set the trip up for some really amazing moments. This trip was definitely one of a kind. In between ziplining, white water rafting, hiking, and tons of coffee and food, we were able to reflect on who we are, where we want to go in life, and how Tri Delta is able to play a role in achieving our dreams. This experience opened me up to new relationships and new people and also gave me the opportunity to take a step

Fun Tri Delta Fact of the Month Tri Delta offers many leadership opportunities to collegian

back from my crazy schedule to engage in some soul surfing. The hands-on approach was able to show me where, and how, I can improve as a person to become the best possible version of myself and as a woman of Delta Delta Delta. Taking part in this adventure has been, so far, one of the decisions that I have made!

members, not only in the chapter, but outside the chapter. Tri Delta also offers scholarships to the Undergraduate Inter-fraternity Institute, a 5 day leadership opportunity put on by the North American Inter-fraternity Council.

In this issue: Alumnae News Get hired by Cat Pictures of Alums Greek Week 2012

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Get Hired by Cat!


Alumnae Cathleen Carlos has recently started a job at PeopesClues, an award winning global company that helps with pre-employment screening, career development, team development and training. Cathleen is the Client Relations Manager. “I will be responsible for assisting our clients with support on our system and improving our assessments to help in the hiring process. Another big part of my job is social media and brand awareness. I am in charge of our social media sites, blog, twitter, Facebook, etc. I write and edit most of the content for our site. We just launched a Twitter Chat which will be on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm CST talking about the life cycle of HR”. This isn’t Cathleen's only part in helping people get hired. She also has a website called “Get Hired by Cat” which offers advice on the job market. Cathleen's website is very helpful for those of us who will be entering the job market soon, or looking to start a new job. Check out Cathleens website at

Two sisters decided to spend their Spring 2012 semester not with the chapter, but furthering their lives and majors across the pond in Europe. More specifically, Erin Will and Mandy Niemczyk (both PC ’09) traveled to France to spend their semester taking classes and traveling throughout europe. Both plan on staying after their studies for another month of traveling.

Alumnae News

Spring 2005 bid day

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other exciting alumnae news! 1. Melissa Shannehan-Engagment Melissa got engaged to boyfriend Michael Hansen. Congrats Melissa and Mike!

8 years since Spring 2004, 7 since 2005 were initiated It has been eight years since the initiates of 2004 pledge fealty to Delta Delta Delta. Initiation remains mostly unchanged as it was in 1888 and it is amazing to think that over 190,000 women have gone through the same initiation process.

EA St Jude Fundraising update Since adopting St. Jude Children’s research hospital as its “I didn’t go to college to find my husband, I came to find my bridesmaids. Ashley Koza, Emily Henneseey, Stephanie Munnell and Chrissy Martin pose at Stephanie's bridal shower in Jacksonville.

official philanthropy, Delta Delta Delta has nationally donated over $14 million to the hospital and is on its newest goal, “15 in 5”, to raise $15 million dollars in 5 years (by 2015). Currently, Tri Delta has raised a little over $4 million dollars which is right on schedule. During the last 4 years, EA has raised a little over $70,000 for St. Jude

Greek Week 2012

March Pansy  

March Pansy for the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Delta Delta Delta