GAMMA PHI NEWS
University of North Texas
“to seek beauty with its enriching influence”
Race for the Cure Our philanthropy is something that each of us hold close to our hearts for different reasons, so waking up at 5am this past Saturday was not something that we dreaded but rather looked forward to. Our chapter volunteered at Dentonâ€™s 2ns Race for the cure and we all had a blast doing it. Some of us volunteered earlier in the week with getting things ready before the set up began at Eureka Park. Saturday we had Zetas at the survivor pavilion, kids for the cure, Elizabethâ€™s Garden, answering questions for people, being cheerleaders for the people that participated in the race, and we even had zeta runners in the race. It was an awesome, rainy morning that made us all realize just how much of an impact we make on raising breast caner education and awareness.
Senior Spotlight: Caitlin Easterling Graduation is a bittersweet time, writing senior spotlights every month is bittersweet, writing THIS senior spotlight is extra bittersweet not only for me but to many of you alum who are reading and who have had the privilege to work with Caitlin. Caitlin joined Zeta Fall 2009 and since then has been one of the most dedicated zeta ladies I know. Her love for this fraternity shows through her actions and her determination to change our chapter in a positive way. Since she pledged she has been VP3 assistant, VP3, VP1, and president for 1 ½ years. We knew she would do great things when she had to take on the role of VP1 without training and then doing the same with being president. As president she has done nothing less than an amazing job, she has been one of the best we have seen. Not only is she involved in Zeta, but also in Greek Life and UNT. She is a member of Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, National Student’s Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is a Greek and eagle ambassador and a leader for Alternative Spring Break. Last year, Caitlin received Who’s Who among college and universities. She will be graduating in December with a BA in speech language pathology and a DFST minor. She hopes to attend grad school at University of Southern Mississippi. Caitlin has been a fantastic president and leader and I can speak from personal experience that she has also been a great mentor and someone younger and older members can look up to. She opened up her door and heart to us all and is ALWAYS there if we need anything whether it has to do with Zeta or not. She is a lifelong friend we are all sad to see leave but cannot wait to see what awesome things we know she will do in the future. I know I can speak not only for myself but for others as well when I say that we are forever in debt to Caitlin for showing us how to appreciate and love everything that is Zeta.
Chili Cook Off Saturday: college football, tailgating, friends, and CHILI!!!! Kappa Kappa Gamma held its 8th annual Chili Cook Off September 22nd. We did not hesitate, so we registered a team made up of 4 girls (Caroline Gray, Caroline King, Courtney Lynch, and Hannah Clark) to participate and represent Zeta. Our girls were excited and ready to bring home the gold!! Unfortunately we did not win, but our chili was still super tasty! We had a blast tasting chili and helping out our panhellenic sisters of KKG raise money for their philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental.
To learn more about Kappaâ€™s philanthropy click here: https://www.kappakappagamma.org/Kappa/philanthropy/
Upcoming Events: They found their home here at ZTA, now itâ€™s time for them to find their perfect family!!!!! Big/ Little will be Thursday Oct. 11th
Think Pink Week: oct. 15th-19th -pink out the game: Oct. 16th -1st ever yogurt eating contest oct. 18th Pink Out the Ice Hockey Game: oct. 13th Make a Difference Day: oct. 27th
DGâ€™s Anchor Splash: Oct. 1st-6th
Remember to collect Pink lids from Yoplait yogurt!!!!