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Blitz – that was the key word for this year's Spring Rush. The Communication team pulled out

all the stops for a new marketing campaign that got the whole school asking who we are. Delta Omega Zeta saw an unprecedented amount of interest: Over 200 students registered for Spring Rush!

Actives and potential members mingled at fun events spanning the two weeks of Rush: A formal

info meeting, a Meet the Actives game night, a Flag Football BBQ, a speaker event with the CEO of

MySpace, and tons of bonding in between. We also began a new tradition: a formal Prospective Member Sunday Brunch at the Radisson Hotel, with a more intimate crowd of actives and students.

After three days of interviews, reading through a new chapter record of 70 applications and a

treacherous decision night, we offered bids to 22 dynamic and passionate applicants. This new class has made DOZ history with their spirit and incredibly close bond. Say hello to Alpha chapter's Gamma Class!

Members of Delta Omega Zeta, we present to you our Gamma Class


  Class Standing



Marvin Arias



Emily Curtin



Aadhar Dhamecha



Claire George



Scott Hummel



Chenu Jayewickreme



Danny Kisch



Julia Lipton



Marian Padilla



Katie Pasinsky



Lauren Paz



Michael Randolph



Sunit Rohant



Kabir Sagoo



Lin Shi



Nimisha Thakore



Crystal Vine



Jen Winston



Daniel Wu



Alex Yick



~ Ist Founder’s Day, Febraury 15th, 2009 We enjoyed lovely appetizers and an open wine bar at Barca L.A to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of Delta Omega Zeta!

~ Laser-tag night! Whether you were Founder, Alpha, Beta or Gamma, you got tagged! The entire fraternity came out to enjoy friendly class competition and arcade games.


Lil/Big Night

DOZ Basketball Tailgate

This semester has been all about new events and fresh traditions. Courtney Quinn, our Vice President of Programming, and her appointed team stayed on the ball and put together a Delta Omega Zeta Basketball Tailgate!

Actives and Journeymen spend a sunny Saturday gobbling up freshly-grilled hot dogs and

hamburgers (and Veggieburgers!) on McCarthy Quad. After sufficient face-stuffing, everyone headed over to Galen to watch the Trojans take on Oregon State. Fight On!


Spring invite brought out almost twice as many people as Fall! The culminating social event of the

semester brought together Actives, Journeymen and their beautiful dates for all-night food and dancing. After 
a little pre-Invite mingling at Phil's house, we headed out via taxi to the venue. The

Programming team booked the lavish e3rd Steakhouse in downtown Los Angeles, where we enjoyed

 appetizers, an open bar and a massive dance floor. Needless to say, we took full delicious gourmet advantage of that dance floor.


The Tommy’s Award for Best Greek Organization Delta Omega Zeta

Delta Omega Zeta Leadership Speaker Series welcomes

Dr. Harold Slavkin, DDS & Therese Wilber

Dr. Harold Slavkin has been the Dean of USC School of Dentistry since August 2000. He returned to USC after serving as the sixth director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health. As Director, he developed the Institutes’ commitment to improve the oral health of underserved population in the U.S. In addition, Dr. Slavkin lead the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.

Professor Therese Wilbur is a clinical marketing professor at the Marshall School of Business. She teaches many advanced marketing and professional selling courses. She is one of highly regarded professors on campus and winner of the prestigious Golden Apple Award for professor of the year. In addition, Therese Wilbur was the global brand manager for Barbie for Mattel for 13 years, where she introduces hundreds of new Mattel products a year.

The Alpha chapter has the bittersweet duty of sending off six seniors at the end of this Spring. We are also saying goodbye-for-now to the last of our undergraduate Founders, who have provided endless support and wisdom this past year. We'll definitely be keeping in touch with our amazing seniors, following their successes as they carry Delta Omega Zeta's legacy into the “real world”. To the Delta Omega Zeta Class of 2009 – Kristen Priddy, Max Slavkin, Mike Thomsen, Wendy Barclay, Larry Del Santo and Celeste Perez – it has been a pleasure and a privilege learning and growing with you. Congratulations and best of luck!

Kristen Priddy, Founder International Relations & English

Best part of DOZ: Personal growth. Friends I can call family. Post Grad plans: I’m planning to move to Washingto, DC over the next few months to pursuit a career in policy development. Don’t know excatly what that entails yet, but I’ll let you know..

Max Slavlin, Founder B.S. Political Science Minor in Jazz Studies

Best part of DOZ: When DOZ started it was a small idea for a class project. Watching it go form that to a dynamic group of USC’s best and brightest - and being able to spend so much time with everyone - has by far been the best part. Post Grad plans: I’ll be moving to New York in the fall for the Coro Feloowship in Public Affairs. Along with 11 other fellows in New york - I’ll work for a business - union - non-profit - government agency and a political campaign over the course of 9 months. Nothing could have prepared me for it like DOZ has.

Mike Thomsen, Founder Business Administration Minor in Theatre

Best part of DOZ:The coolest part of DOZ is having new journeymen come in and be just as enthusiastic and excited about the idea of the fraternity as I and the founders were just a year ago. It’s been awesome getting to know everyone and learning from people who I wouldn’t have met without this organization. Post Grad plans: After graduation, I’ll be living and working in dowtown Los Agneles for Deloitte and Touche as a consultant. I’ll also be dropping by campus now and then to bug everyone.

Lawrence Del Santo, Alpha Class Communication Minor in Marketing

Best part of DOZ: Having the opportunity to meet people like me that like to work hard and play hard. If I wasn’t in DOZ, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet the awesome people I have that come from all areas on campus. Post Grad plans: I am interviewing with some companies right now, and I hope to get into the Entertainment Industry to do creative marketing for movie studios.

Celeste Perez, Alpha Class B.A. Broadcast Journalism Minor in Music Industry and Business Entrepreneurship

Best part of DOZ: DOZ has helped me broaden my USC experience, and nothing else could compare to the life DOZ has offered to me. The relationships I have made and the sheer ambition and drive of the people in this fraternity are a constant source of inspiration for me. Though we may all be leaders in some capacity, I value the personal aspect of DOZ the most. Post Grad plans: I’ll be starting my own clothing line, working with the GK (Gawad Kalinga) foundation to rebuild impoverished communities, and cultivating my musical skills after I graduate.

Wendy Barclay, Alpha Class Psychology

Best part of DOZ: The people. Enough said. *An ode from Wendy (on the right) to the writer. Post Grad plans: USC Graduate School for Education!

The Ambassador || Issue No. 1  
The Ambassador || Issue No. 1  

The biannual newsletter of Delta Omicron Zeta