Zeta Phi Chapter Alumnae Newsletter
Alumni Highlights: Congratulations to Kristy Shuble (‘05) on her engagement to Wayne Wilson! Congrats to Bethany Fenstermaker (’04) on her engagement to Ryan Bixler! Congratulations to Latorva Steward (’10) on the birth of her daughter Zanari on April 3, 2011! Congratulations to Kara Irwin McGuinn (’04) on the news that she is expecting a baby! Congratulations to Erin Kuchinic on her engagement! Congratulations to Alissa Pirmez (’04) on her marriage to Ezra Hildebrand!
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President Morgan Bonekovic (’09) VP of Membership Lindsey Lesnett (’10)
VP of New Member Ed. Rachel Schrecengost (’08) VP of Programming Jessica Bogia (’10) Secretary Jessica McElroy (’08) Treasurer Stacy Yesko (’10)
Florence Hood Miner Award
Last Spring, one of our own received a prestigious award from Delta Zeta. Morgan Bonekovic (’09) was one of six juniors in the country to receive the Florence Hood Miner award. This award is given to sisters in their junior year that has made the greatest contribution to their college, chapter and Delta Zeta through outstanding leadership on the campus while maintaining a good academic record. Great job, Morgan!
Delta Zeta Welcomes New Members
This Fall, Delta Zeta continued to shine during recruitment. Ten girls were chosen from the group of girls that participated in Meet the Greeks and Round Robins. These girls are from top right: Savannah Deleon, Katie Fanelli, Kayla Washington, Amy Bracken, Desiree Critcher, Lily Deasy, Danae Dorian, Kayla Cowoski, Jennifer Collins, and Lyssa Cunningham.
Homecoming and Alumni Brunch This year’s homecoming theme is Rock Around the World and will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011! Delta Zeta, along with Alpha Sigma Phi and Theta Delta Sigma, will build a float for the parade centered around Africa. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Immediately following the parade, there will be an organized tailgate in the football stadium parking lot. All are welcome to attend where there will be food, drink, and fun times! This year’s football game is against California University and will start at 2 p.m. If any alumni want to attend, please RSVP to Ashley Wodarek, email@example.com, by Monday, October 10. This year’s Alumni Brunch will take place on Sunday October 16, 2011. The event is being held in Building F’s Great Room. Brunch will begin at 10 a.m. If any alumni are attending, please RSVP to Kaylie Daum, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday September 30 or on the Facebook group event.
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Zeta Phi Chapter Alumnae Newsletter GREEK WEEK Spring 2011
Risk Management Brooke Miller (’10) Academics Cathryn Owens (’10) Panhellenic Melissa Hart (’11) Historian, Founder’s Day Kaylie Daum (’10) Greek Sing, & Song Leader Samantha Weiner (’10) Social Sarah Sobocinski (’10) Lamp & Webmaster Shannon McAnney (’10) Courtesy & Alumnae Correspondent Megan Guerrieri (’10) Philanthropy Rachel Pearce (’11) Greek Week Casey Wynn (’10) Materials Kayla Osterwise (’10) Sisterhood & Sunshine Miranda Wilburn (’10) Colonnade Tea Christine Marshall (’10) Publicity Kelsey Eppinger (’10) Homecoming & Region III Ashley Wodarek (’10) Intramurals Sarah Sobocinski (’10)
Last Spring, Delta Zetas teamed up with Sigma Tau Gamma to take on Greek Week. The week started off with Greek Sing. After hours of hard work and dedication, Delta Zeta walked away with first place in formal song and second place in informal dance! Along with Sigma Tau Gamma, we placed second in partner dance as well!
But the winning did not stop there. Competing in events from 100 meter dash and freestyle swimming to a belly flop competition and dizzy bat, Delta Zeta and Sigma Tau Gamma showed the rest of Greek life that they were not to be messed with. Both Delta Zeta and Sigma Tau Gamma came out on top with both organizations earning first place overall!
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Dee Zee Loves Philanthropy! This year, the sisters of Delta Zeta are wasting no time in getting into philanthropy. Vice President of Programming, Jessica Bogia (’10), has been planning a Casino Night since the end of last semester and the whole thing will come together on Wednesday, October 5. The night will consist of a Texas Hold Em’ and Black Jack tournament where people will pay ten dollars to enter into the tournament with a chance to win a Visa gift card worth $150 and they also will win a $150 donation to a charity of their choice. Second place will receive a $75 Visa gift card and third place will receive a $50 Visa gift card. All proceeds will be donated to The Painted Turtle Camp and The Starkey Hearing Foundation. If anyone would like to make a donation please contact Jessica Bogia by e-mail at email@example.com. Delta Zeta also raisedDance money for The Painted Turtle Camp by canning at Village Informal Fest. The chapter’s efforts helped to raise almost 200 dollars to send to the camp. During an open bid party, the chapter also made bandanas and other arts and crafts to send to the children participating at the camp. This year, the decision has been made to try to raise enough money to send a member of the Zeta Phi chapter to the camp for a week during the summer. Last Spring, the sisters of the Zeta Phi chapter also moved to change our local philanthropy to Bridging the Gap after an emotional presentation given by Kerry Press, an early 80s alumni. Bridging the Gap believes in “breasthetics” or breast aesthetics. The group strives to completely restore the natural appearancePartner of the breast after mastectomy surgery. To make any donations Can Castle please visit breastcancerandbeauty.com.
Contact Information CCD Jennifer Raabe Walters (’85) JLWalters@zoominternet.net President Morgan Bonekovic (’09) firstname.lastname@example.org Alumnae Correspondent Megan Guerrieri (’10) email@example.com
Zeta Phi Chapter Alumnae Newsletter A Delta Zeta’s Homecoming This summer, two of our sisters, Morgan Bonekovic (’09) and Jessica Bogia (’10), had the amazing opportunity to go to Delta Zeta headquarters at Miami University of Ohio in Oxford, Ohio for the Norma Minch Andrisek Leadership Conference. The event was held in July and Morgan and Jess were able to get a tour of headquarters and had the chance to meet Delta Zeta’s from all around the country!
Dee Zee On Campus
Council for Exceptional Children Kelly Freiters (’08) is now the chairman of the multicultural department of the CEC.
Order of Omega
Vanessa Carik (’08), Kelley Lewis
Zeta Phi Website
were initiated into Order of Omega last Spring and continue it this year. Kelly Freiters, who was initiated in Fall of last year, is now serving as President.
Delta Zeta – Slippery Rock Univ – (’09), and Morgan Bonekovic (’09) Zeta Phi Chapter
Alumni Website RockDZs.com
Casino Night: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Homecoming: Saturday, October 15, 2011 Homecoming Brunch: Sunday, October 16, 2011 Founder’s Day: Monday, October 24, 2011
Kathryn Benson (’10) is on the management team for the Special Olympics which will be held here at Slippery Rock on Sunday, October 23.
Panhellenic Delta Zeta has one sister representing the chapter on the Junior Panhellenic Council Board. Brooke Miller (’10), will serve as President.
Last Spring, Delta Zeta initiated six amazing young women into our sorority. This took us to our chapter to total for the first time in at least ten years!
Delta Zeta’s Give Back
Morgan Bonekovic (’09) was elected as the Vice President of Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honorary.
Jessica Bogia (’10) traveled all the way to Argentina this summer! While she was there, she taught English to underprivileged children and adults.
Megan Guerrieri (’10) got the opportunity to go to Nashville, Tennessee over the summer to help clean up flood damage that the area sustained in 2010. She worked most of the time in a national park cleaning up trails and even helped to build a wheelchair ramp for a disabled man. Rachel Schrecengost (’08) and Katie Emmerling (’09) got the opportunity to teach students at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School in Pittsburgh for three weeks. Rachel was in a Reading Recovery classroom while Katie was in a Science classroom. The school consisted of mostly African American and Latino children so it offered a really great experience for both girls!
Kaylie Daum (’10) was CPR certified this summer! Rose Brandberg (’10) helped with her churches Vacation Bible School where she taught a class of fourth and fifth graders.