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Gamma Phi’s ‘New’ House Is Almost Complete

Delta Upsilon Honored at Gamma Phi Beta’s 2010 Convention Gamma Phi Beta held its 74th International Convention from June 23-27, 2010, in Orlando, Florida. As it has become a great tradition for Delta Upsilon, the chapter was yet again an award winner.

This picture was taken in the 1930s when the house still had its four original columns. The final touch on our renovation project will be the addition of four columns, which will restore the house’s historical integrity and satisfy a condition of our building permits.

At long last, construction on the beloved Gamma Phi Beta house in Athens is almost complete! Renovation construction concludes just in time for the 2010-2011 school year. The enhancements are amazing, and the chapter cannot wait to move in. In August, the chapter room will see its first recruitment – one that is sure to be a huge success! Most of the new addition’s exterior work was completed in 2009. Since the beginning of 2010, interior work has, among other things, taken the bedroom count from 11 to 16. It’s also given the collegiate women a full-functioning chapter room, and holding chapters in a meeting space on campus is no longer necessary. The women moving in this Fall are most excited about the new washers and dryers! Michelle Rosenthal ‘90, House Corporation President, explained, “Our house was originally built as a wedding

present, and to many people in Athens it is known as one of the ‘wedding cake houses.’ Later this summer, the house will get its ‘icing’ in the form of four new, custom-made columns. This will be the final touch on our renovation project, and the columns will restore the house’s historical integrity and satisfy a condition of our building permits. The new columns will be placed where the original four columns once stood under the portico.” All of these renovations could not be possible without the generous support of the 185 donors contributing nearly $280,000 to Gamma Phi Beta at Georgia! It’s not too late to support the renovation and give back to Gamma Phi. Even with this enormous financial support, the house corporation has had to take on a large loan. Any additional donations will pay down that debt. To support the house renovations, simply fill out the insert included with this newsletter or visit

This year, the chapter received a silver plate for Scholastic Excellence, and the House Corporation took home honorable mention for the House Corporation Board/Collegiate Relations Award. Convention 2012 will take place in Denver, Colorado.

Save the Date: Founder’s Day November 7, 2010 All alumnae giving $1,500 or more will receive an engraved brick in their honor in the new walkway off Henderson Street. Next time you’re in Athens, stop by and see the amazing transformation of the house!

Chapter Members Intern Throughout the Country From New York to Arizona, Delta Upsilon chapter members are all over the map with some great internships this summer. Take a look at what a few of the girls are doing: •

Connecticut native and soonto-be senior Claudine Case ‘07 is interning at Media Storm out of Norwalk, CT. This entertainment media planning agency represents companies like Food Network, Fox, MTV, HGTV, NBC Universal and Paramount Pictures. Laura Wynn ‘07 will also be a senior in the fall, and she is currently working at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia in Savannah. She is working on civil and criminal projects involving the ADA Compliance Notebook and a Project Ceasefire Database.

Senior member Katie Hurley ‘07 is interning with New York Festivals under a director and producer for the Radio Programming and Promotion Awards out of New York City.

Amy Regan ‘07 is working for Teach for America in Phoenix, Arizona, this summer. She has taken a position as a Transportation and Special Events Operations Coordinator. Communication support and assistance provided by: OmegaFi (800) 276-6342

Gamma Phi Wins Beta’s Choral Cup Gamma Phi Beta was the first place winner in this year’s Beta Theta Pi Choral Cup. The Choral Cup, held on April 26, 2010, is an a cappella singing competition between the student organizations at UGA. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. Gamma Phi won with its rendition of “Soul Sister” by Train. Margaret Brooke ‘07, Melissa Buckman ‘09, Elizabeth Gaston ‘08, Meghan Moran ‘08 and Court Van Wagner ‘09 rewrote the lyrics to the song for the competition. “We had a blast preparing for the event,

and winning made it even more fun! I can’t wait for next year,” commented Elizabeth Gaston ‘08.

Handshakes and Applause for the Chapter At the 15th Annual UGA Miracle’s Dance Marathon, the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta raised more than $24,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This was the second largest sorority donation for the year, and the chapter took home the Spirit Award. Four chapter members will serve on the 2010-2011 UGA Miracle Executive Committee: Katherine Grossman ‘07, Bethany McCain ‘09, Caroline Poirier ‘08 and Sarah Rettker ‘06. Gamma Phi Beta won the Greek Ties event organized by the Panhellenic Council at Chick-fil-A. The prize money was donated to UGA’s Relay for Life, held on April 23, 2010. After moving up five spots in the Panhellenic ranking, Delta Upsilon is now ranked 4th academically out of seventeen sororities with an overall grade point average of 3.46. Jamie Lyall ‘04, recently won the Elizabeth Arnold and Beatrice Wittenberg Fellowship hosted by the Southern California Intercity Council in California. The Fellowship provides her with $1,200 which she plans to use toward her

graduate education. The upcoming issue of The Crescent will feature Lyall for her outstanding achievement. Alumnae can apply for Graduate School scholarships by visiting Applications are due by January 31, 2011. Orientation Leader Madison Asef ‘07 will welcome more than 5,000 new students to UGA this summer. With just eleven other University orientation leaders, she’ll conduct sixteen freshmen sessions and seven transfer sessions. Orientation Leaders are chosen based upon their academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement so new students can be exposed to all of the great opportunities UGA has to offer. As an employee at the UGA Admissions Center, an accomplished honors student, and an executive board member for UGA Miracle, Delta Upsilon is proud to call Madison a sister as she represents our chapter this summer! To read more about the OLs and to view Madison’s profile visit: http://www.admissions. orientation_leaders.html.

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Time Is Running Out to Support the Gamma Phi Renovation Over the past two years, Delta Upsilon alumnae have been more than generous. They’ve raised nearly $280,000 for our beautifully renovated home. Simply put: the renovation would not have been possible without alumnae support. To complete the renovation, the House Corporation had to borrow approximately $900,000. This loan will be paid down as alumnae fulfill their pledges and with the help of the chapter. However, there will be a large loan for quite some time – leaving the House Corporation with little extra money for emergency repairs and other maintenance issues that come with operating a historic home. Loyalty Circle $25,000 - $100,000 Sharon White ‘83 1983 Society $10,000 - $24,999 Rebecca W. Burns ‘83 Michelle Hood Rosenthal ‘90 Pearl Society $6,000 - $9,999 Natalie Black Muir ‘91 Lynette Sappe-Watkins - In Memory of Wilma Sappe Kristin Schmit White ‘96 Crescent Association $3,000 - $5,999 In Honor of Amanda Burns Gamma Phi Chapter In Honor of Bonnie E. Burns – Gamma Phi Chapter Meredith Gurley Carr ‘93 Kimberly Setser Cochran ‘90 Cele Hoffman Eifert - Beta Alpha Stephanie McGuire Gilbreath ‘91 Dorothy S. Heath Sarah Heath ‘98 Lisa Lepley Hiles - Beta Phi Annette Hoffman ‘99 Katherine Feindel Hoover ‘87 Merideth Sealock Houseman ‘96 Elizabeth Bagarozzi Hutcheson ‘91 Ellen Spooner King ‘83 Kristin Krankel Maloney ‘86 Rebecca Gerhardt Prevost ‘91 Amy Lou Reynolds ‘88 Noel Moore Rogers ‘87 Shannon Lee Seibert ‘89 Margaret Sparks ‘85 Nancy J. Truesdale ‘85 Carnation Club $1,500 - $2,999 Kathleen M. Amacher ‘05 Caroline Anderson ‘99 Megan Barclay ‘02

You still have a little more time to support the renovation and the Building for the Future Campaign. The new walkway off Henderson Street will be installed in the spring, and bricks honoring all donors contributing $1,500 or more will be placed at that time. To prepare, the House Corporation must wrap-up the campaign and collect everyone’s brick order by October 1, 2010. If you have not given, now is your chance! If you have given and feel that you can do more, now is the time! To give, simply fill out and return the pledge form included with this newsletter or visit and click on the “Alumnae Relations” tab to give

Anne Subick Beckwith ‘88 Meredith L. Bennett ‘04 Lauren M. Binkley ‘05 Kori Patterson Bishop ‘95 Andrea Borden ‘95 Jennifer Bowling Burnette ‘92 Julie Camp ‘99 Caroline Eiberger Campbell ‘83 Melissa Gurley Candy ‘92 Cassandra Carpenter ‘95 Laura Hoogland Casella ‘00 Stephanie Nelson Chapman ‘00 Erica Huff Chatelain ‘00 Jennifer Flowers Cheek ‘00 Carolyn Chinn ‘97 Mary Jo Chitwood ‘95 Patricia Clark ‘84 Sara Jane Coleman ‘97 Rebecca Gadbois Cox ‘90 Angela Battaglia Dean ‘98 Diana King Dean ‘87 Arminda Murrell DeHaven ‘99 Jenny Griffin Dell ‘98 Hallie Anderson - Epsilon Lambda Emily P. Dyson ‘06 Grace Eagar ‘99 Kara M. Ferguson ‘01 Sarah Franzen ‘03 Molly R. Freeman ‘05 Kimberly Friese ‘94 Dawn Vargo Gaylord ‘88 Carol K. Glass ‘89 Tiffany Ann Gore ‘98 Jennifer Herbert ‘94 Ashley Donnelly Horne ‘97 Myra Howard ‘84 Barbara Hurt-Simmons Gamma Kappa Jamye Januzelli ‘97 Beth Harrison Kemp ‘83 Mary Jane Kendall ‘01 Marcia Kirby ‘90 Lindel Krige ‘06 Kirsten Lee ‘04 Sue Maurin Lockhart ‘83

Clare L. Marshall ‘05 Kim Berry Mason ‘83 Jill Mcintyre ‘95 Derelle Elizabeth McMenomy ‘95 Bailey Gustafson Moreland ‘04 Carolyn Massengale Morelan ‘83 Jennifer Morgan ‘01 Jennifer Morrell ‘93 Melissa Paige O’Brien ‘86 Christian T. Parrish ‘91 Connie Taylor Pope ‘90 Julie Anderson Powers ‘92 Caroline Rogers ‘03 Melanie Martin Roussos ‘93 Julie Samples ‘83 Lauren Sansotta ‘00 Lynette Sappe-Watkins ‘83 Kelly Curtright Schnorr ‘98 Maren Gillis Scullion ‘99 Beth Johnson Sexson ‘98 Holli Simmons ‘83 Margaret L. Simril ‘99 Kelli Huskey Southern ‘89 Elizabeth Waters Stevens ‘92 Emily L .Teate ‘97 Erica M. Tobin ‘98 Jennifer Dushku Von Bargen ‘84 Emily P. Walker ‘00 Wendy Folds Weiglein ‘96 Marsha Snow White ‘83 Elizabeth Meadows Whitworth ‘01 Diane Williams ‘85 Bulldog Club $500 - $1,499 Sara Smith Atwill ‘91 Angela Palmich Evans ‘87 Alexandra Geist ‘91 Jan Harwell Goldberg ‘84 Jennifer Hazelton ‘92 The Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Chapter Brandi Howard ‘92 Allison Hall Jackson ‘91 Nancy Davies Jacobson ‘84

online. All donors giving $1,500-$2,999 will receive a 4” x 8” brick in their honor, donors giving $3,000-$9,999 will receive an 8” x 8” brick and donors giving $10,000 or more will have a room named after them. Your important pledge may be broken down monthly, quarterly or paid as a one-time gift. If you’ve given $1,500 or more already, you will be contacted soon for the inscription you’d like on your brick. Help the House Corporation pay down this burdensome loan today. Make your mark - now is the time to get your name on the donor list. A donation at any level will leave your mark on the house for future generations.

Lauren Kosty ‘01 Atlanta Alumnae Chapter Lori Logan Leonard ‘90 Annemarie Madden ‘92 Cynthia Lawler Morris ‘83 Heather Askew Morris ‘92 Sandra Rettke Nauman Alpha Epsilon Angela Lankford Nix ‘94 Rebecca Nort ‘01 Elizabeth Overstreet ‘91 Suzanne Parham ‘85 Teresa Tabacchi Patterson ‘90 Ralph and Catherine Schmit Ashley Jones Taylor ‘91 Heather R. Teitell ‘06 Dorothy George Thaxton ‘94 Nicole Thompson ‘85 Susan Tinsky ‘92 Nicole Van Bruinisse ‘92 Liane Rodriguez York ‘99 Hannah Sherman Zey ‘00 25th Anniversary Supporter $1 - $499 Holly Anderson ‘92 Rhonda Black Anderson ‘95 In Honor of Elizabeth Hutcheson Kimberly Ballew ‘92 Patricia Barrack ‘83 Janna Boswell ‘92 Katie Meyers Bray ‘89 Michele and Peter Breese - Parents of Ashley Horne Margaret Rogers Burns ‘92 Kristin Catalano Cone ‘90 Emily Wys DeLoach ‘01 Theodora Tia Zotto DeMaria ‘83 Arlis Anderson ‘02 Katherine L. Duncan ‘05 Megan Edwards ‘94 Hope Felshaw ‘96 Therese G. and Stephen E. Franzen Diana Freeman ‘95

Alumnae Spotlight: Elizabeth Bagarozzi Hutcheson Elizabeth Bagarozzi Hutcheson ‘91, owner, President and Principle Designer for Classic Design Consultants, established her full-service Atlanta-based design firm to specialize in high-end residential, model home merchandising

and specialty commercial projects. Hutcheson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Furnishings and Interiors from The University of Georgia, and studied abroad at Richmond College in London concentrating on English and French

Robin Arima Freeman - Xi Blair L. Funderburk ‘02 Brenda Gibson ‘83 Nikki Girard ‘02 Lindsey Mueller Hall ‘99 Beth Bluster-Hollstein ‘83 Lavinia Hughes ‘84 Leslie Clarke Hunsinger ‘92 Johanna Kiehl ‘95 Karen Kline - In Honor of Michelle Rosenthal Karen Kline - Omega Anna Kirkland Knight ‘95 India Lane ‘83 Fran Lapham - Beta Upsilon Leslie Lightfoot ‘83 Beverly M. McClellan ‘87 Chaly Moyen ‘90 Kathleen F. Mueller ‘84 In memory of Martha Mendenhall ‘83 Natalie Black Muir - In Memory of Nancy Black Shawna Wondrasek Plunkert ‘98 Natalie A. Popkin ‘88 Leslie E. Power ‘04 Kathryn Rasmussen ‘03 Beth Willis Reich ‘84 Sallie W. Roberts ‘06 Jaclyn L. Rosenberg ‘00 Michelle Hood Rosenthal - In Memory of Robert Hood Moira C. Plotnik Scheel ‘87 Jennifer Snow ‘91 Elaine Spencer ‘01 Anne Nodar Stesney ‘86 Ashlie Houston Strackbein ‘94 Staci Thornton ‘03 Katherine Wacker ‘91 Lisa Holifield Walden ‘99 Ellen Wood Wells ‘84 Paige Constance Williams ‘85 Maria Viccaro Wilson ‘99

architecture. She was honored to be selected as the designer for the 2004 Southern Living Ideas House and her work has been published in Southern Living, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. continued on page 4

Alumnae Spotlight continued from page 3 In addition to the many residential projects undertaken on behalf of her clients, Elizabeth has also renovated The Historic Georgian and the Phinizy-Defoor house, which is now known as the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house, both located in historic areas of Athens, Georgia. She has designed many executive office spaces in and around the Atlanta area and worked closely with real estate developers to increase sales and meet specific market demands. She strives to create individual and distinctive surroundings that are timeless and a reflection of each client. Elizabeth can be contacted at or (404) 434-8358.

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Over 100 Alumnae and children attended the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in March. Please update your email address on the website to make sure you are on the Evite list next year! (Alumnae Relations tab)

Delta Upsilon Chapter Gamma Phi Beta (#620) PO Box 2187 Columbus, GA 31902-2187 Address Correction Requested

Help us keep our alumnae records up-to-date! Edit your member profile online at alumnae tab, or clip this form, place it in a stamped envelope and send to: Gamma Phi Beta #620, P.O. Box 2187, Columbus, GA 31902. Name____________________________________________ Initiation Year______________________________________ Address__________________________________________ City/State/Zip______________________________________ Phone (H)_________________ (W)____________________ E-mail ___________________________________________



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