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Chatterbox Save the Date! Plant Sale April 12-13, 2013 International Reunion Day April 7, 2013

Inside Our Newest Members Page 4

Alumnae Far & Near Pages 7-10

Recruitment 2013 Page 12

Convention Report Page 14-16

50 Year Members Page 17

The Chatterbox Gamma Delta 2013 Auburn University Volume LXXI

Editor: Anna Claire Stamps Vollers Permanent Secretary: Elizabeth Jernigan Rodgers gammadeltachatterbox@ Collegiate Coordinator: Lauren Gray Magnolia Hall Auburn University, AL 36849

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Auburn-Opelika Alumnae Chapter News By Elizabeth Reynolds Hicks ’06, Alumnae Chapter President


e have had a busy and successful year in the Auburn-Opelika Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Gam! Our women are known for their talented abilities in the community as well as in our sisterhood. Please welcome our new Gamma Delta chapter advisor, Amanda Friend Nims ’02. Amanda is a development coordinator for Auburn’s College of Agriculture and graduated from Auburn in 2006. She earned her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. While in graduate school, she was an advisor for organizations such Camp War Eagle and the University Program Council. She also volunteers with the Miss Auburn University Scholarship Program. Amanda and her husband, Justin, reside in Auburn and are expecting their first child this spring. We would all like to (continued on page 2)

Members of the 2001 pledge class gathered for a tailgate before the Auburn/Arkansas game: Rebecca Stutts Hovater, Blair Bledsoe Bennett, Jill Grubbs Benefield, Alyse Wood Chambers, Lesli Davis Fason, Emily White Trammell (& baby Tyler), Molly Remmert Russell, Brooke Malec, Rayne Russell Osborn, Abbie Elliott Tucker.

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By Lauren Gray, Collegiate Publications Coordinator

he year of 2012 was yet another great year for the Gamma Delta Chapter at Auburn University. We began the year by proudly supporting both Katherine Kelley and Beth Westmoreland throughout their campaigns for Miss Auburn as part of the Top 5. By the end of SGA campaign week, we had five Alpha Gamma Deltas elected into Student Government Association, along with one college senator. Other SGA events in which Alpha Gamma Delta was represented included the Miss Auburn University Scholarship pageant, where two AGDs were awarded runners up; the Big Event, which was directed by our very own Kyla Wilkinson; and High School Leadership, di-

Callie Barganier, Karly McCollum, Caitlin McCallum, Lindsey Conry, Cali Foscue and Betsy Chandler on Bid Day. (continued on page 3)

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(Alumnae Chapter News, from page 1) thank Amanda for her willingness to serve our beloved sisterhood! Not only do we have several new advisors to the collegiate chapter, but we also have several new officers serving our local alumnae chapter as well. Thanks to our new VP of the Alumnae Chapter, Eve Rebecca Toomey ’07, our alumnae chapter has featured memorable events this year that have been well attended. One of our favorite annual events is our IRD luncheon, where we mingled with local sisters and enjoyed a sunny afternoon with southern food and sweet tea! Last spring we hosted a Senior Supper and Rededication Ceremony for our graduating seniors. We had a lovely dinner on the patio at the home of Dixie Conner ’86 and enjoyed one last evening with a special group of graduating seniors. It gave these seniors a chance to learn about staying involved as alumnae, and it gave us an opportunity to hear about their future plans. During the summer, our Secretary, Fran Pierson Lyons ’84, represented our alumnae chapter at International Convention. Fran’s daughter, Sarah Margaret Lyons, and Chapter President Annie Stephens represented the collegiate chapter. Lauren Gross, Anna Gore, Christa Lee Liptko, Jenna Le Heard, Catherine Taylor, Lauren Wannemuehler and Allison Thomas also represented Gamma Delta. The collegiate chapter was awarded the Annulet as well as Most Improved Grades and the Rose Bowl (scholarship). Congratulations, girls! Our alumnae chapter was awarded the Best Newsletter Award at International Convention for Chatterbox 2012. We’d like to thank Anna Claire Stamps Vollers ’01, editor of The Chatterbox, who brings excellence to the publication, which has won best Newsletter Award twice in the last three International Conventions. You can find the Chatterbox online at http:// Over the summer, we met for our Summer Salad Luncheon to prepare for recruitment. In August, we helped welcome 61 baby squirrels to Auburn’s

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chapter. This is always an exciting time as we get to meet all of the new faces of Alpha Gam. Laura Webb Rabren ’83 opened her lovely home to the new girls and our alumnae chapter in the fall for a New Member Dinner where Dorinda Gunter Miller ’75, Elizabeth Reynolds Hicks ’06, Eve Toomey ’07 and we got to know Susan Lovett Speakman ’85 at the New Member Dinner. these New Our Plant Sale is approaching again Members. We enjoyed a taste of home cooking and if you are interested in donating and southern hospitality and enjoyed to our local alumnae chapter, your contributions are appreciated. Please learning more about our new sisters. We also honored two of our Auburn/ send checks to the Auburn-Opelika Opelika alumnae with Honors of Alumnae Treasurer, Dorinda Gunter Epsilon Pi. Susan Lovett Speakman Miller ’75 at 1401 Blackhawk Drive, ’85 received the Honors of Epsilon Opelika, AL, 36801. We welcome you to get involved Pi Arc with Diamonds and Dorinda with our alumnae group! Please email Gunter Miller ’75 received the Elizabeth Jernigan Rodgers ’75 Honors of Epsilon Pi Arc with Diamond. at gammadeltachatterbox@yahoo. Susan and Dorinda are well-deserving com with your contact information. of these honors. Our last gathering of the year was If you are not in Auburn-Opelika but our annual Christmas event. We met in would like to get involved with your downtown Opelika for wine and cheese local chapter, please visit http://www. and spent some quality time together and find your before the rush of the holidays. Since sisters! I encourage you to participate with then, we have been in preparation for your local alumnae chapter as it can 2013! I have high hopes for our both be most rewarding and help you make our alumnae chapter and the collegiate connections all over the country! chapter this year. After installing new alumnae officers and chapter advisors in 2012, we hope that new ideas will continue to grow and participation will flourish. Please remember our annual Plant Sale in April. It was a huge success last year due to the leadership of Kimble Manley Eastman ’83. Kimble Visit http://issuu. planned and organized the Plant Sale and we successfully raised enough com/gamma money to contribute to the Alpha deltachatterbox Gamma Delta Foundation at the Jewel level ($1,000 or more). We appreciate the family of Patsy Young ’93 in helping with the sale.

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rected by Catherine Edwards alongside seven other Alpha Gams. For the fourth year in a row, Alpha Gamma Delta took the title of Greek Sing champions as the “Alpha Grandmas,” led by Emily Busby, Alex Ingram and Lauren Tidwell. While some were dancing, other Alpha Gams –Jessie Harrison, Millie Harrison, EA Moore and Brittany Moates – were busy performing in the AU Singers’ spring concert. Social Chair Mallory Bennett kept everyone busy. We enjoyed an Aspen in Auburn social, Valentine’s date party, rave social, and of course our annual spring semi-formal, Swampwater. While Alpha Gam participated in fun social events, the chapter was still able to take care of business. Philanthropy Chair Brittany Moates led the chapter in a successful walk to support juvenile diabetes research, raising close to $5,000. The Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter also won first in grades on campus. Over the summer, the Gamma Delta chapter continued to serve. Two sisters represented our chapter as Camp War Eagle counselors for incoming freshmen. At the International Alpha Gamma Delta conference, the Gamma Delta chapter alumnae and collegians received many awards, including the prestigious Annulet Award and the Rose Bowl. When we returned for the fall semester, Gamma Delta’s recruitment was a wonderful success. While we had four members representing us in secret as Pi Chi leaders, Re-

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cruitment coordinators Annie Stephens, Anna Gore and Christa Lee Lipko worked tirelessly to bring us our new pledge class. The 61 new baby squirrels were initiated into the chapter in October. Catherine E d w a r d s served as “Mama Nut” to the baby squirrels, and Cheney Williams, Morgan Stubbs, Nan Timberlake, Ashton Leger at the she, as well as Philanthropy Walk. her four assistants, did a great job supporting and encouraging our new sisters. The baby squirrels had a great time at new member meetings, and always looked forward to the infamous themed swaps. Seventeen of our new baby squirrels were selected for the prominent Freshmen Leadership Program. The fall semester was filled with fun and exciting social events. There was the timeless Psychedelic social, All Around the World social, a “Jocial,” or jeans social, Tacky Christmas, and Fall Formal. We also had a great time during Greek Week, for which Rebekah Davis was an assistant director. During the week, Ashley Willis was crowned Miss Greek Week, and the chapter won the overall week and was able to host a pizza party for the Boys and Girls Club! Miss Auburn top 5 nominees Beth WestmoreDuring the football season we land and Katherine Kelley were able to cheer on our sisters who were on the field. Cheerleaders Lucy Mashburn and Francie Harris; Tiger Paws Holland Brown, Caitlin McCallum and Nichole Moulton; and Dance Line member Lizzie Hartley looked as energetic as ever all season long. We are so proud of our accomplishments as a sisterhood, and we all look forward to the upcoming year ahead of us!

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Lucy Abruscato Mobile Leigh Ann Alfano Vestavia Hills Mallory McDermott Alves Guntersville Katherine Baker Decatur Callie Virginia Barganier Vestavia Hills Caroline Beauchaine Birmingham Anna Kate Benner Birmingham

Katherine McKenzie Cranston Decatur Hannah Dewberry Eufaula Autrey Eastman Auburn Elisabeth Eunice Epperson Montgomery Sally Duffy Fairbanks Spanish Fort Hannah Rae Faulk Atlanta Cali Foscue Huntsville

Mary Katherine Boomershine Albertville

Kimberly Grace Galloway Birmingham

Elizabeth Sparks Chandler Birmingham

Elizabeth Anne Hartley Homewood

Caroline Kaye Clothiaux Rogersville, MO

Jacqueline Alyssa Heard Huntsville

Chandler Presley Cofield Auburn

Sara Ruth Jager Birmingham

Mary Virginia Coleman Dothan

Mary Margaret Jarnagin Knoxville, TN

E Greer Colley Prattville

Hope Elise Johnson Trussville

Caroline McCormick Collier Birmingham

Lauren Elizabeth Johnson Pelham

Lindsey Linne Conry Birmingham

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Olivia Hope Johnson Muscle Shoals

Hannah Lee Jordan Camden

Catherine Alyssa Raines Deatsville

Heidi Nicole Keller Jasper

Sarah Russell Hampton Cove

Mary Margaret Kelley Winter Park, FL

Lauren Elizabeth Schroeder Birmingham

Hannah Juliet Lane Opelika

Leslie Hewston Schroeder Selma

Maegan Lee Montgomery

Grace Alexandra Shipman Tallahassee, FL

Margaret Anne Logan Birmingham

Kaci Shuman Ozark

Caitlin Suzannah McCallum Birmingham

Sarah Elizabeth Smith Hoover

Karly Elizabeth McCollum Birmingham

Rebecca Teal Montgomery

Madding Ferebee McFadden Nashville, TN

Rebekah Katherine Thompson Florence

Jessica Michelle Mills Collierville, TN Ashley Caroline Moore Selma Nichole Marilyn Moulton Ashford Molly Tarrent Norwood Tuscumbia Maggie Parnell Munford

Ashley Ann Vukovich Dothan Claire Cantrell Walker Tuscaloosa Carlyn Kay Watson Montgomery Amanda Williams Auburn Mallory Elizabeth Wilson Birmingham

Beth Anne Pollard Enterprise Molly Katherine Porter Hoover

Hannah McRae Young Kernersville, NC

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Photo contributed by Village Photographers.


2013 Auburn-Opelika

Alumnae Chapter Officers President.................Elizabeth Reynolds Hicks ’06 Vice President..............................Eve Toomey ’07 Treasurer........................Dorinda Gunter Miller ’74 Secretary...........................Fran Pierson Lyons ’84 Permanent Secretary...............Elizabeth Jernigan Rodgers ’75 Chatterbox Editor...................Anna Claire Stamps Vollers ’01 Philanthropy Chairman...................Kimble Manley Eastman ‘83 IRD Chairman, Historian...................Susan Lovett Speakman ‘85 Recruitment Information Chairman.............Ashley Wachs Bryant ‘02 Panhellenic Liaison..................Joanna Everett ’05

Executive Council Advisors Chapter Advisor..............Amanda Freind Nims ’02 Campus Relations............................................N/A Finance........................Natalie Lyle Dickerson ’93 Member Development.......Joan Odom Asbury ’78 New Member Development................Joy Hannon Warren ’93 Social/Activities........................Joanna Everett ’05 Membership...................Ashley Wachs Bryant ’02 Property/Chapter Housing..................Kelli Ciampi Henderson ’96 Scholarship..........................Jessica Dewberry ’05 House Association Treasurer........Sarah Gholston Skipper ’96

Gamma Delta Officers President.................................Lauren Gross VP Campus Relations..........Nan Timberlake VP Finance...........................Rebekah Davis VP Member Development..................Lauren Wannemuehler VP Operations.............................Katie Briley VP Recruitment......................Eady Pinckard VP Scholarship........................Carli Schilleci

Chapter Coordinators Activities.......Hannah Britton/Morgan Stubbs Alumnae Relations.....Sarah Margaret Lyons Correspondence..................Katie Wendland Membership..........................Hannah Wilson New Member..........................Claire Schmidt Personal Development..................Stephanie Donaldson Philanthropy...........................Holland Brown Property.......................................Sloane Bell Publications...............................Lauren Gray Public Relations..................Rosemary Jager Purchasing.........................Margaret Murphy Risk Management....................Ashton Leger Ritual..................................Sarah Hirschfeldt Sisterhood...................................Kirby Webb Social................................Lauren Woodham

We Want YOU! Are you getting married, retiring, having a baby, switching jobs, moving or experiencing a change in your life? We want to hear your latest news and put it in the 2014 Chatterbox! Please send your news and photos to The Chatterbox

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Wedding Bells Allison Leigh Wachs ’07 & John Andrew Scott June 16, 2012

Kimberly Claire Barton ’04 & Brian Thomas Robbins August 4, 2012

Casey Morrow ’02 & William Webbery Cauley Allison Leigh Wachs Scott ’07 is surrounded by AGD sisters at her June 2012 wedding.

Rachel Renee McAbee ’08 & Steven Robert Zelinski April 14, 2012

Sara Borchik ’01 & Jameson Wade

September 4, 2012

Linley Hallmark ’08 & Andrew Roberts October 20, 2012

Melinda Jan Hardin ’06 & Mark Crosby Riddle December 17, 2012

May 26, 2012

Mallory Appleton Anderson ’04 & Westby Anderson Jack Westby Anderson January 28, 2012

Ashley Wachs Bryant ’02 & Ted Bryant Ansleigh Marie Bryant March 24, 2012 Ashley Thompson Herring ’03 & Will Herring Madilyn Grace Herring April 6, 2012 Anna Claire Stamps Vollers ’01 & Jeff Vollers Wyatt Robert Vollers July 16, 2012

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Meredith Gaston Stuart ’05 & Rush Stuart Jack Warren Stuart August 2, 2012 Kristen Cofield DiCristina ’01 & Mark DiCristina Mark ‘Davis’ DiCristina August 27, 2012 Britney Kemeys Kobliska ’99 & Peter Kobliska Annie Court Kobliska September 27, 2012 Gwin Copeland Hall ’93 & Mike Hall Emily Michelle Hall December 10, 2012 Gamma Delta 2013

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Rebecca Barrett Healey ’03 & Trip Healey Benjamin Healey & Aaron Healey February 2, 2012

Rayne Russell Osborn ’01 & James Osborn Holden Russell Osborn July 26, 2012

Alumnae Far & Near Anne Hale Craft ’67 & Mary Curtis Hale Schroth ’72. In April 2012, Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering dedicated its Dwight L. Wiggins Mechanical Engineering Hall and unveiled a historic grandfather clock first installed in Ramsay Hall in 1925. The clock was once responsible for ringing all the bells on campus; for nearly 37 years, mechanical engineering professor John C. McKinnon kept the clock accurate to within seconds. It was refurbished through a gift from McKinnon’s daughter, Marjorie McKinnon Hale, and grandchildren Anne Hale Craft ‘67, Mary Curtis Hale Schroth ’72 and Ben Hale. Cheryl McClure Blackmon ’69. Cheryl serves as elementary principal at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham. Ann Priester Bennett ’75. Ann moved from Kingsport, TN, to Opelika in 2010. She and Kevin recently completed a home on her family farm near Auburn. They also welcomed their first grandchild, a boy, Tucker O’Brien Bennett, born Aug. 9, 2012 in Knoxville, TN to their oldest son O’Brien and his wife Katie. Pam Nichols Mayes ’76. Pam is a first-time grandmother. Her daughter Kelly Mayes O’Connor, a KD at Auburn, gave birth to a son on Oct. 18 named Liam Patrick O’Connor. Pam loves being a grandmother. Says Pam, “Every available moment is spent enjoying Liam. He’s going to call me Mimi.” Pam has lived in Huntsville with her husband Robert since 1979. He is the CEO of BlueCreek Invest-

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ment Partners and Pam volunteers with Village of Promise t e a c h ing Bible stories to children b e f o r e school at University Place Elementary. She also volunteers Carla Kimsey Vinson ’81, Fran Baker Francis ’81, Cherie Johnson Smith ’81, in the office Laurie Wagner Pedersen ’82, Angelyn Isbell Harber ’81 and Laurie Minshew at Lincoln Jackson ’82 got together at Gulf Shores in October 2012. Academy. whole family loves being back in Auburn! Beth Bancroft Price ’79. Beth and husband Michael recently Jenny Fuller Hertz ’98. Jenny moved to Auburn after 20 years in currently lives in Hoover with her Knoxville, TN. Beth says: “So exhusband Stephen. They have three cited to be in Auburn!” children: William Anthony “Will” Hertz, born Feb. 1, 2005; Sarah Lisa Gentry Allen ’88. Lisa and Emily Hertz, born Dec. 6, 2006; husband Bill adopted two girls in and Luke Robert Hertz, born Oc2011. Kate Elisabeth was adopted tober 11, 2010. domestically in January 2011, and Sophie Grace was adopted form Katie Lanier Slade ’00. Katie China in November 2011. The girls is a board-certified audiologist are three months and one day and works and with the Doctors apart in age. Hearing Clinic in Montgomery. The Speech and Hearing AssociaShannon Autry Loughridge tion of Alabama recognized her as ’89. Shannon and her husband, Student of the Year in 2006. KaGlenn Loughridge (AU ’94), relotie, husband Stefan and daughter cated to Auburn in June 2012 from Anna, live in Montgomery. Crystal River, Fla., where they owned and operated two successKira Ledbetter Aaron ’03. Kira ful business ventures. Glenn is the and her husband, Oliver, welcomed new Director of Dining Services their second child on May 4, 2012. for Auburn University, and ShanCharles Davis (Charlie) Aaron was non stays busy with their two boys, immediately adored by big sister Gibson (7), and Crawford (5). The Elizabeth Anne, age 2. Kira and

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Alumnae Far & Near Oliver live in Troy, where Kira is an English teacher at Charles Henderson High School and Oliver is the Director of IMPACT and Special Projects at Troy University. Rebecca Barrett Healey ’03. Rebecca lives with her husband Trip and his children Knox, Mary Frances and Leo, and their twin boys Benjamin and Aaron. Rebecca teaches at her alma mater, Edgewood Academy, and Trip has been a youth minister. They are in the process of starting a new church, The Ridge Church, in Wetumpka where Trip will be lead pastor. They are also the March of Dimes Ambassador Family for Montgomery for 2013. Anne Hourigan Womack ’03. In September 2012, Anne moved from Virginia back to Mountain Brook. She is the Executive Director of the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation. Says Anne, “It’s been a lot of fun to be home and closer to Auburn.”

Charlene Davis Jenkins ’65, Bobbie Thomas Umbach ’62 and Chris Blackburn Danner ’39. Chris is holding a bear that was owned by Betty Ware Armour ’44, Chapter Grand. The bear has the signatures of Gamma Delta Charter members.

Joanna Everett ’05. Joanna will marry Sellars McCurdy in May 2013. After the wedding, the couple will move to Katy, Texas in June. Says Joanna, “I am hoping there will be some Alpha Gams in that area I can connect with!” Meredith Gaston Stuart ’05. Meredith and husband Rush welcomed baby Jack Warren Stuart on August 2, 2012. The family is currently living as long-term staff in East Asia with Campus Crusade for Christ.

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Members of the 2001 pledge class gathered with their children in the AGD Chapter room: Susan Scott Carothers, Tiffany Garrett Cummins & Anderson Cummins, Cathorine Betts Temple, Elisabeth Henderlong Deckon & Jack Deckon, Allison Ferrell Odom & Ella Grace Odom, Palmer Worley Mayer & Kate Mayer, Erin Scott, Lauren Johnston Duncan.

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Alumnae Far & Near

Left: Anne Hourigan Womack ’03 and Amy Floyd ‘04.

During Homecoming, the Gamma Deltas hosted Parents’ Weekend at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art. From left, Catherine Taylor ’10, Nancy Shreeve Taylor ’82, Emily Carroll ’11, Amy Woodall Carroll ’84, Autrey Eastman ’12, Kimble Manley Eastman ’83. Catherine is Emily’s “big sister” and Emily is Autrey’s “big sister.”

Autrey Eastman, Chris Blackburn Danner ’38 and Kimble Manley Eastman ’83.

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At the Auburn/Arkansas game tailgate are 2001 pledge class sisters Emily White Trammell, Abbie Elliott Tucker, and Lesli Davis Fason.

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This group of AGD alums get together every year over the long MLK weekend: Gina Hubbard Shumake ’85, Melissa Pruitt Otwell ’85, Beth Anne Bentley Butler ’85, Nancy Alexander Calhoun ’85, Lynn Ledbetter Smith ’86, Kathryn Drey Peffen ’85.

Gina Hubbard Shumake ’85 models an Ice Water Tea dress from the late 80s with Stephanie Zimlich Smith’85 during the AGD alum get-together.

Susan Long Womack ’75, Anne Hourigan Womack ’03, Susan Stewart Murdock ’92, Abby Womack Nevins ’06

Jennifer Brooks Pharr, Rebecca Quinney Schober, Brett Vaughn Schaeperklaus and Suzanne Sample of the 2000 pledge class.

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IRD 2012

Elizabeth Reynolds Hicks, ’06, Eve Toomey ’07, Lauren Johnston Duncan ’01, Susan Lovett Speakman ’85, Chris Blackburn Danner ’39, Fran Pierson Lyons ’84, Madrid Davis Bailey ’41, Martha Jernigan Scott ’72.

Winston Waters, Elizabeth Reynolds Hicks ’06, Eve Toomey ’07, Lauren Johnston Duncan ’01.

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Recruitment 2013!

August 12-18

All Recruitment Information Forms (RIFs) are due July 15, 2012. You can find them at the end of The Chatterbox. Pre-rush is Aug. 8-11. If you have any questions concerning recruitment, contact VP Recruitment Eady Pinckard, You can visit Auburn Panhellenic Council for general information at

Dailey Champion, Claire Schmidt, Morgan Lee, Abigail Bullinger on Philanthropy Day during Recruitment 2012.

Harley Glass, Lauren Gross, Claire Caruso on Bid Day. The 2011 Recruitment Class on Bid Day

Lindsey Conry, Caitlin McCallum, Mary Virginia Coleman, Callie Barganier and Karly McCollum on Bid Day 2012.

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The Baby Squirrels on Bid Night.

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AGD Statewide Auburn University Alpha Gamma Delta c/o Membership Coordinator Box 6, Magnolia Hall The Village, 201 Wire Road Auburn, AL 36849

University of South Alabama Alpha Gamma Delta P.O. Box U-2063 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 36688

AUM Alpha Gamma Delta 7300 University Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

University of Montevallo Alpha Gamma Delta Drawer AA University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL 35115

Troy State University Alpha Gamma Delta Box 820981 Troy State University Troy, AL 36802 University of Alabama Alpha Gamma Delta University Station P.O. Box 866389 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-6389

UNA Alpha Gamma Delta UNA P.O. Box 5355 Florence, AL 35632

UAB Alpha Gamma Delta P.O. Box 14 University Center Birmingham, AL 35294

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lumnae have not been able to award the LaVerne Taylor Flanagan scholorship to a Gamma Delta collegian for several years due to insufficient funds. If you would like to make a monetary donation to her scholarship through the Foundation at International, that would be greatly appreciated. Visit The Chatterbox

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Alpha Gamma Delta 2012 Convention Report

By Fran Pierson Lyons ’84


ow blessed I was to have had the chance to go to the 2012 Alpha Gamma Delta Convention in St. Louis. I am honored and thankful to have this opportunity. What a wonderful group of girls! There is so much information to share about my trip. It was an amazing experience.

The Gamma Deltas at 2012 Convention

We won the Annulet! We also won the award for Most Improved Grades and the Rose Bowl for Scholarship. Thank you to Kimble Manley Eastman ’83, Scholarship Advisor to the Chapter for all your leadership. The Auburn/Opelika Alumnae Chapter won the Best Newsletter Award for The Chatterbox. Thank you to Anna Claire Stamps Vollers ’01 for our beautiful and informative annual newsletter. We also received a $50 check for the award. We received many complements for The Chatterbox! Members of Gamma Delta were asked to participate in several areas of Convention. I was asked to be the Arc Officer for the Honors of Epsilon Pi Ceremony. I had an excellent view of two circles being awarded. There are many conventions where none have been awarded and never two at a time. Jackie Brannon Stutts ’77 and Benita Dick were given the continued on page 15

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Honors of Epsilon Pi Banquet

honors. There are only 22 that have been awarded during our history. My daughter, Gamma Delta Sarah Margaret Lyons, was asked to be a page for the Convention. She helped hand out awards, answer questions and participated in the Closing Ceremony. Annie Stephens, 2012 Gamma Delta President, was a Garland Bearer for the Honors of Epsilon Pi Gamma Delta Service. Four collegians were asked to participate in the was once again Preference Day Workshop ceremony reenactment: Lauren Gross, Sarah Margaret Lyons, Anna Gore and awarded the Christa Lee Liptko.

Annulet, as well as Most Improved Grades and the Rose Bowl for scholarship.

AGD International Headquarters has moved into a new space this past fall. The building is being renovated and a Headquarters Building Campaign is underway. Please consider purchasing furniture or dedicating a room in honor or memory of a special Alpha Gam. Perhaps our Alums and Collegians could work together toward this goal?

The next convention will be in Indianapolis on July 9-12, 2013. This is a great opportunity to tour the new Headquarters building. continued on page 16

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Jenna Le Heard, Allison Thomas, Lauren Wannemuehler, Anna Gore, Annnie Stephens, Christa Lee Lipko, Sarah Margaret Lyons, Lauren Gross and Catherine Taylor at International Convention.

Beth Chapman, Alabama’s Secretary of State was honored as one of three Distinguished Citizens. She was unable to attend as she was attending the convention for Secretaries of State. Beth is president of this group. Several chapters from Alabama were recognized for Awards. Alpha Gamma Delta is very strong in Alabama. Attending convention is informative and fun! I would recommend anyone who has the opportunity to attend to take advantage of it. It was a special time for me with my daughter and my sisters. Gamma Delta won Best Newsletter Award!

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50-Year Members 1963

Eleanor Guthrie Autry Oda Prater Blanchard Marilyn Parker Burleson Frederica Hunter Carson Mary Strother Carter Carolyn Ezell Chapman Elizabeth Huggins Golson Pamela Houston Grist Margaret Leach Hester Lou Boinest Hollingsworth Nancy Canterbury James Lynne James Jenkins

Deborah Rice Johnson Eleanor McGowen Maynor Mary Jane Harvey Murray Martha Quarles Nelson Suzanne Kelley Rutledge Jane Balch Smith Patsy Arant Thomas Abigail Turner Mary Brown Vann Wanda Skelton Wakefield Sandra Yoe White

Gamma Delta Chapter Grand Elsie Irwin Walker Seabrook ’43 Josephine Webb McRae ’43 Catherine cutler Yeargan ’44 Catharine Hoffman Marett ’46 Faye Russell Britton ’46 Betty Louise Andrews Arrington ’48 Sue Hodge Fincher ‘48 Jeanne Oliver Burton ’50 Betty Ann Craig Callaway ‘50 Agnes Ann Hamilton Robinson ’51 Ellen Pitroff Hamm ’52 Greta Weeks Tatum ’56 Patricia Sprague Rudd ’61 Rita Tilly Cochran ‘62 Gwen Cruit Johnson ’67 Kathryn Elliott Patterson Williams ’94 The Chatterbox

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Address Changes Do you have a change in name, address or marital status? When you do, please notify International headquarters through one of these contacts: Fraternity Web site: Click on “Log on to myAlphaGam” and enter/ change your information. You may have to create an account. Fraternity Address: 8710 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 Fraternity Telephone: 317.872.2655 Alumna Chapter Permanent Secretary: Mrs. Sam Rodgers, P.O. Box 470, Auburn, AL 36831

Collegiate Chapter Capsule Campus Quota.................................58 Alpha Gamma Delta New Members..................................61 Campus Total New Members.............................1,063 Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter Total................................220 Largest NPC Group.......................243

(Kappa Alpha Theta)

If you have questions or want to assist our collegians, please contact the Province Director:

Susan Long Womack

Have You Moved or Married?

Please print or type and mail to: Auburn-Opelika Chapter Elizabeth Jernigan Rodgers, P.O. Box 470, Auburn, AL 36831,

Maiden Name____________________________________________________________________________ Married Name (include husband’s name)_______________________________________________________ Former Address___________________________________________________________________________ New Address_____________________________________________________________________________ E-mail Address______________________________________Telephone Number_____________________ Initiation Year________________________________________Today’s Date_________________________ Is the above a permanent change of address?________________Effective from Date____________________ What alumnae or fraternity office are you holding?_______________________________________________ Other News______________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

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Lost List

Help us find these “lost” sisters! Contact and Margaret McKissick 1955 Melissa Harrison Houston 1983 Shelly Murphy 1986 Suzanne Verbeck Thigpen 1960 Erin Mitchell 1999 Leighia Willis Mandanas 1992 Melissa Pruitt Otwell 1986 Jacqueline Smith 2003 Carolyn KaleyPetter 1958 Sue Eskridge Mayberry 1953 Lisa Burton Streipe 1985 Eugenia Leachman Grow 1993 Mary Dillingham 1990 Lee Hendrix Wagner 1984 Louise Bethea Hill 1949 Kasey Coleman Galentine 1993 Allison Heller Obenhaus 1994 Susan Florence Robinson Ferro 1967 Emily Williams 1978 Dale Wilson Bentley 1942 Mary Meadows Rosser 1990 Patrice Cramton Hubbard 1975 Dorothy R Crump Parker 1961 Lisa Linkins Cink 1993 Jana Magee McCrary 1987 Rachel Bush Smith 1958 Rachel Davis 1989 Sheryl Ferrell Vaughn 1999 Jennifer Reaves Bouani 1992 Leigh Driskill Phelps 2003 Sarah Fordham Shepherd 1999 Fanny Sanford Bruce 1946 Angela Herndon Fisher 1991 Caroline Thompson Omastiak 2000 Salley Lehr Ridenour 1993 Tamra Slone 1993 Stacey Adriansen Helenbrook 1990 Margaret Lindon Gray 1939 Adriane Ohly 1998 Kimberly Collins 1994 Maris Frederick 1993 Elisabeth Snell Wang 1992 Judith Deavours McClurd 1966 Carole Overstreet Petrey 1979 Carolyn Stewart Saunders 1963 Diane Davidson Cook 1954 Brett Nolen 2004 Marjorie Dunn Anderson 1975 Connie Sturkie Floyd 1956 Barbara Rutledge Lancaster 1945 Susan Saunders Johnson 1983 Kelly Scheiner 1993 Jessica Mullin 1993 Anne Rutland McCall 1956 Lillian Coggin Proctor 1969 Deborah Frances Felts 1975 Kathryn Harmon Ferrell 1942

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Betty Calhoun Frosio 1946 Matilda Phillips Carter 1956 Lois Townsend White 1945 Sarah Mulloy Ashmore 1941 Cynthia Renea West 1984 Mary Eyrich Smith 1950 Sally Fisk Lamberth 1980 Rosalyn Draughon Killough 1959 Mary McDonald Baum 1950 Dianne Wilkins Webb 1970 Elizabeth Barton Morgan 1961 Aften Copeland 2002 Leigh Bowie Glenn 1997 Tiffany Blough 2000 Kelly Kolen Morris 1990 Jane Wood Peterson 1960 Elizabeth Wood Rodgers 1977 Ashley Williams 1989 Lou Davis 1975 Shannon Timmons 1995 Brett Vaughan 2000 Amanda Faust 1989 Rita Griffith Granger 1978 Kate Kiefer 1969 Patricia Maddox 1985 Margaret Pitts Lee 1997 Emily Richardson Parson 1994 Margaret Pace Jones 1958 Mary Shuff Cornelius 1957 Marion Sims Duren 1942 Josephine Reynolds Hardy 1940 Barbara Burton Carter 1969 Kimberly Guthrie Williams 1981 Krystle Sneed Deal 2000 Letty Williams Albritton 1962 Rhonda Fossett 1999 Mary Hendrix 1983 Gene Culver 1960 Frances Towns Dean 1970 Keelie Hall 1994 Alice O’Reilly Eubanks 1962 Jean Montiel Parnell 1995 Catherine Lee Cook 1976 Nancy George 2000 Brittany Woodham 2002 Luanne McKnight Cutchens 1961 Emilu Yarbrough Gray1947 Kimala Parish Martin 1983 Hannah Stewart 2005 Leslie Russell Pate 1966 Mary Gantt /1999 Candace Gantt Bennett 1988 Julie Elizabeth Eckert 1987 Stephanie Kohler Constantine 1986 Amy Yelverton 1998 Keisha Forrester Wilson 1992 Karen Carpenter 1990

Inez Norton Edwards 1960 Katherine Flinn Markow 2000 Sara Ketcham Newdome 1996 Natalie Norman 1984 Mary Hurst Peacock 1960 Melanie Rogers 1991 Tabetha Shell 2001 Laura Albritton Thomas 1974 Helen Strother Fouche 1957 Julianne Slaughter 1985 Rachael Sparrow 2005 Susan Harlan 1964 Cynthia Bacheler Babbitt 1945 Margaret Horton 1999 Pamela Gattis Evins 1976 Jennifer Kain 1996 Lillian Harris Pickel 1961 Allison Hunter Brooks 1980 Mary Denton Ardillo 1965 Lanie Cleveland Bowlin 1999 Kristin Morris 1998 Allison Stacker 1997 Mary Walter Vreeland 1988 Cynthia Colbert Branstetter 1969 Anne Ford Heard 1957 Elaine Gillikin Newberry 1957 Lauren Barnes 1998 Jane Morgan 1967 Jodi Barnett Buhay 1985 Ashley Cunningham 1993 Gail Pate Jackson 1981 Rebecca Arrington 1971 Judy Sandlin Hansen 1942 Kristen Headlee Weems 1993 Martha Beasley Olivier 1947 Phillis Jennings Monette 1959 Suella Harris Boyden 1961 Celeste Allen Reynolds 1942 Barbara Lohrmann Tobin 1947 Annalyn Duke Boggs 1987 Grace Schlitt 1982 Emalee Stegall 1998 Melissa Kirkland Webster 1978 Wynn Albanese 1996 Kathryn Sheffield 1989 Dana Hardy Ferniany 1968 Penelope Peake Pfitzinger 1964 Lauren Wagner 1982 Lisa Eddins Frazier 1989 Edith Seldon Ezell 1976 Nancy Reinsmith Stodghill 1944 Melissa Brown Gilliland 1979 Kelly Bennett 1999 Emily Walker Irwin 1948 Jane Bradley Eatman Piper 1971 Jerry Alred Losey /1945 Lela House Williams 1943

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Lost List continued... Lynn Cauthen McNeill 1970 Elizabeth Mumpower Hume 1995 Amy Wilkerson Brewer 1988 Erin Molitoris 2001 Deborah Benson 1970 Deborah Thornton Stegall 1975 Nancy McMurtrie Fulbright 1962 Paren Clark 1993 Barbara Gordy Smith 1972 Cynthia Sudderth Messerly 1987 Susan Syer 1989 Caroline Haynie Stanger 1995 Christi Cannon Mobley 1989 Wendy Standeffer 1979 Elizabeth Kelly 1993 Anne Phillips Williams 1993 Lauren Bricken 1999 Mary House Williams 1946 Jennifer Lawson 1987 Katie Chance 1994 Ansley Holman Alexander 1979 Maureen Brey 1974 Mary Ellen McCraw 1983 Sandra Bond 1973 Elizabeth Beasley 1996 Tiffany Townley Dorizas 1993 Dorothy Comly Crawford 1950 Kathryne White 1983 Rebecca Stewart 1997 Jan Striplin Hayes 1969 Susanna Callaway 1992 Sue Cary Lucas 1985 Brenda Plyler Rich 1966 Jonny Carpenter Johnson 1947 Lulie Callaway 1995 Barbara Adamson Fontaine 1989 Susan Walters Moylan 1974 Jennifer Wade Bender 1993 Nancy Connell Freeman 1953 Constance Bieker Adams 1968 Virginia Martin Lohn 1973 Dianne Edge Baughan 1958 Jennifer Pirnie Zuelske 1991 Betty Pass Barganier 1945 Suzanne McLendon Vickrey 1963 Nell Wallis Caldwell 1940 Linda Callaway Vingi 1956 Barbara Burwell Mundy 1961 Angel Sfakianos Finch 1992 Marianne Long Siegel 1996 Sara Knight 1999 Laurence Levy 1995 Carrie Marker 1996 Helen Coffman 1960

Susan Cheshire Morris 1988 Mira Fairly Smith 1992 Martha Wilson Swader 1951 Cynthia Addison Wood 1973 Deborah Webb 1983 Cindy Lowry Owens 1992 Margaret Sample Gilchrist 1945 Margaret Nichols Vlachos 1970 Ashley Holmes McCreary 1989 Mary Harris Falkner 1965 Barbara Hewitt Stanfield 1962 Sarah Ryan Reiser 1986 Katie Traylor Dunn 1990 Nancy Merritt Wheeler 1980 Mary Landham Myers 1976 Suzanne Beaty Bonovitch 1984 Leah Price Dozier 1976 Colley Wood 1999 Frances Finley Ralston 1941 Bess Price Sanford 1945 Jean Clark Ward 1945 Roberta Holding Benner 1989 Laura Self 2003 Rhonda Jones Stamps 1976 Carolyn Wilborn Owen 1961 Sarah Whitehead Perry 1993 Jennifer Mullinix Starace 1990 Cristi Estes Slinkard 1993 Evelyn Couch Travis 1955 Deborah Cole Cooper 1971 Anita Griffith Hill 1958 Cathy Eubanks 1977 Evelyn Harris Groat 1991 Rebecca Pinkston Watson 1988 Pamela Long Steele 1977 Smyley Wadsworth Kirkpatrick 1965 Ivy O’Dell Johnson 1983 Patricia O’Dell 1987 Elsie Beckham 1958 Jill Grubbs Olin 2001 Gina Segrest Schroll 1997 Terrell Greene 1969 Nellie Tyler Bennett 1940 Elizabeth Neal Pike 1965 Elizabeth Hemby 1986 Sarah Boles Smith 1940 Dixie Hurst Kuhn 1972 Mary Carroll Redman 1974 Jamie Dickinson McAleer 1978 Martha Snow 1955 Charlene Dooley Nettles 1953 Kellie Edmundson LaCour 1999 Vicki Read Kopf 1974 Beverly Rodriquez Davis 1956

Nathalie Lipscomb 1976 Caroline Lipscomb LaTour 1975 Lisa Stevens Suddarth 1980 Rebecca Fletcher Holmes 1993 Ashley Hathcox 2000 Kerri Hightower Lucas 1987 Barbara Joyce Couch 1950 Jennifer Thomas 1999 Jennifer James Burkhalter 1990 Maureen McKenzie Borzak 1968 Blythe McIntosh 1990 Janice Williams Owens 1951 Shannon Wright 1989 Mary Dorsey Hart 1950 Caroline Burnett Woodruff 1959 Mary Balch McDowell 1986 Mary Glass Long 1960 Mary Herren Williams 1939 Judith Neal 1993 Tobi Whitaker 1994 Heather Dieperink 1998 Krystal Palmer 1994 Elizabeth Dorlon 1998 Anne Brown 1979 Rebecca Vasquez 1994 Kristine Kemp 1993 Elizabeth Voitier 2001 Dorothy Murdock Colclough 1942 Jenny Grady Barker 1990 Catherine Clinton Wadsworth 1990 Mary Shanahan Anderson 1980 Catherine Hoffman Marett 1946 Marjorie Hale Craft 1967 Suzanne Huffaker Daniel 1958 Sylvia Stone Graham 1957 Tommie Boroughs Blackwell 1962 Catherine Culp King 1978 Susan Faust 1982 Jennifer Johnston Colquitt 1988 Samantha Morris 1996 Kathleen Burns Hall 1972 Amy Cranford Stoll 1983 Jo Anne Scott Bains 1952 Steve-Anna Stephens 1983 Mary Williams Hoff 1963 Angela Steinman Many 1993 Sulaine Skewes Sims 1968 Dru Coleman Johnson 1977 Margaret Greer Campbell 1992 Laura Chambless 2006 Linda Naftel McLeod 1966 Barbara Nettles Williams 1955

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