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When I first joined my Theta chapter, it was for the opportunity to surround myself with an inspiring group of women. My Theta sisters encouraged me to strive for my wildest dreams. Looking back, it was this encouragement that led me to leadership roles I would have never applied for and a career I would have never considered. Now,

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I am seeing the truth to the idea of being a

Theta for life. I am learning that Theta ties

run deeper than I ever could have imagined. Thank you for supporting me throughout all of my academic endeavors. ALEXA CARLSON Alpha Gamma/Ohio State 2019 scholarship recipient

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Nearly 150 years ago, Kappa Alpha Theta’s founders created a

nurturing space of encouragement and support in which members could pursue intellectual and personal excellence. Today, Theta Foundation’s scholarship and grant programs help make the promise of Theta for a lifetime a reality—providing

unwavering support in pursuit of highest scholarship and the widest influence for good—during college and beyond. Your generosity makes endeavors such as graduate school, professional development opportunities, and service experiences possible. It sets

Thetas apart as leaders on their campuses,

in their communities, and around the world. Theta Foundation proudly rivals our fraternal counterparts in awarding scholarships and grants at levels that allow members to strike out into the world and fearlessly

pursue their dreams.

We sincerely hope you enjoy learning about this year’s recipients of Theta Foundation scholarship and grant funding in the pages that follow. These women are leaders,

learners, doers,

and motivators. We are humbled to have a small part in supporting their success.

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Scholarships

$754,425 Total awarded

At the heart of Kappa Alpha Theta are women supporting and celebrating women. This support is perpetuated through opportunities for Thetas to become their best. Theta Foundation scholarships help our sisters reach high academic goals, and serve as positive examples on their campuses and in their communities—establishing pillars for lifelong success.

316 Recipients

We are pleased and proud to announce that Theta Foundation awarded a total of $754,425 in scholarship funding to 316 collegiate and alumnae members for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please join us in celebrating this year’s recipients for their impressive accomplishments.

192 Schools attended by recipients

Founders Memorial Scholarship Recipients The Founders Memorial Scholarships are awarded to the top four junior applicants each year. These scholarships are Theta Foundation’s most prestigious awards, valued at $12,000 each. The recipients are purposefully matched to a specific founder

3.7/4.0 Average GPA of recipients

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based on their shared qualities. We hope you will help us applaud these outstanding women on their incredible successes.


Bettie Locke Hamilton: The Leader CLAIRE NICHOLS CHAPMAN Gamma Tau/Tulsa Biology (Pre-Med) Recipient of the 2019 Bettie Locke Hamilton Founders Memorial Scholarship Claire is a natural leader in all aspects of her life, including her academics, campus and community involvement, and Theta service. As the chief executive officer of her chapter, she has implemented positive changes by empowering each officer on her leadership team to innovate in at least one way through their position. She established an Executive Feedback Series, giving members the opportunity to provide feedback anonymously to chapter leadership. Prior to acting as the chapter’s chief executive officer, Claire was recognized as a Top 10 Freshman by the University of Tulsa and was named Outstanding Sophomore by the campus Panhellenic Council. She serves as an orientation leader for incoming students at the university as well as on the Honors Selection Committee—something only a few honors program students are selected to assist with each year. She is passionate about service, and formed her chapter’s inaugural Polar Plunge team to benefit Special Olympics. Additionally, she has participated in mission trips to Honduras for the past few years, which have contributed to her goal of becoming a bilingual physician so that she can one day participate in medical mission trips and cater to the medical needs of Spanish speakers in her community.

Alice Allen Brant: The Learner KATHRYN ANN FASOLA Alpha Tau/Cincinnati Finance Recipient of the 2019 Alice Allen Brant Founders Memorial Scholarship A lifelong learner, Katie has no shortage of impressive educational experiences. She was admitted to the University of Cincinnati as a Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Scholar, part of a unique and challenging honors program within UC’s College of Business. As part of this program, she has participated in co-op internships with companies such as GE Aviation, AMEND Consulting, and Takeda Oncology. Additionally, she has served on the executive team of the College of Business Ambassador program for the past two years—empowering prospective students and their families with knowledge about the collegiate experience and hosting them during shadow opportunities in her classes. The summer after her freshman year, she participated in a Habitat for Humanity Service Trip to build a house for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans. Katie has served her chapter as chief recruiting officer and is the current chief executive officer. She received the Julia Wright Merill Award at her chapter’s Founders Day celebration as the junior recognized for contributing the most to Theta over the past year.

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Hannah Fitch Shaw: The Motivator CAROLINE VIRGINIA DADE Alpha Mu/Missouri Broadcast Journalism: Radio/TV Reporting & Anchoring Recipient of the 2019 Hannah Fitch Shaw Founders Memorial Scholarship Caroline has positioned her chapter for success through initiatives she created and implemented. As executive assistant, she created a new attendance system for her chapter that is still in use today. As chief administrative officer, she memorized Fraternity and chapter bylaws to conduct a thorough bylaws review. And, as current recruitment director, she helped navigate the chapter’s first Continuous Open Bidding (COB) process in recent history and worked with the chief recruiting officer to create a sustainable plan for COB in the future. As a freshman, Caroline co-authored an article that was published in an online academic journal, Media Practice and Education. She presented these findings at a top academic conference in the journalism profession as the only undergraduate student out of more than 2,000 conference attendees. She has served on Mizzou’s Homecoming Steering Committee, helping plan the largest student-run homecoming celebration in the nation, and has planned and participated in Mizzou Alternative Break service trips around the country.

Bettie Tipton Lindsey: The Doer AUBREY JEAN HERMEN Alpha Phi/Tulane Communications & Spanish, Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship minors Recipient of the 2019 Bettie Tipton Lindsey Founders Memorial Scholarship Aubrey is the epitome of a doer. A few prime examples of her community involvement include interning for Dress for Success New Orleans, where she helped launch the organization’s inaugural fundraising gala, and volunteering as a tutor for underserved elementary and middle school students. She has also built houses alongside at-risk youth through UnCommon Construction—a nonprofit organization that hires high school apprentices to build houses to gain technical, professional, and personal skills. She currently serves as her chapter’s chief executive officer, and has made a point of implementing positive reinforcement during her tenure to ensure all members feel valued, important, and loved. Aubrey noted in her application that, “I wear my mom’s Theta badge to remind me of the noble Theta ideals that I was raised with and remind me to practice them in my everyday life.” Aubrey has also served her chapter as human resources director and scholarship director. Outside of Theta, she has positively impacted her campus as the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Tulane University Campus Programming, where she developed and implemented new marketing strategies that are still being used today.

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Scholarship Recipients Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Founders Memorial Scholarships

$48,000

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Beta Eta Chapter

$1,825

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Colleen Byrne

$3,050

Bettie Locke Hamilton Mira Naseer Beta Eta/Pennsylvania $1,825 Hannah Beryl Connelly Beta Xi/UCLA $1,500 Claire Nichols Chapman Gamma Tau/Tulsa $12,000 Chandler Marie Coon Beta Xi/UCLA $1,550 Beta Iota Chapter $2,400 Alice Allen Brant Alexis Knutson Beta Iota/Colorado $2,400 Dallas Alumnae Chapter $2,025 Kathryn Ann Fasola Alpha Tau/Cincinnati $12,000  Nicole Nazerani Houshmand Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $2,025 Hannah Fitch Shaw Beta Phi Baer-Buell $1,325 Caroline Virginia Dade Alpha Mu/Missouri $12,000 Cara Morasco Beta Phi/Penn State $1,325 Deborah Bornmann Allen $1,425 Bettie Tipton Lindsey Scarlet Marie Martinez Epsilon Theta/Stetson $1,425 Aubrey Jean Hermen Alpha Phi/Tulane $12,000

Betty B. and James B. Lambert

$110,375

Helen Anastasia Daifotis Epsilon Mu/Princeton Alice Lee Lund $1,050 Elizabeth Jean Stewart Ehrhardt Epsilon Iota/Westminster Alexis Taylor Pickett Alpha Nu/Montana $1,050 Katharyn Louise Flickinger Mu/Allegheny Kingsley Elizebeth Frazier Zeta Nu/UC Davis Alice Neal Clarkson Alpha Mu $1,000 Ansley Noel Howze Eta Phi/Belmont Angelina Elizabeth Hein Alpha Mu/Missouri $1,000 Michelle Lee Hulley Epsilon Sigma/UC Irvine Victoria Jones Zeta Xi/Harvard Alice Neal Clarkson Kappa $1,000 Claudia J. Kennedy Theta Theta/NC State Christa Kate Stenzel Kappa/Kansas $1,000 Angela Rose Liu Eta Pi/Case Western Jacquelyn Delin McDonald Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas Alpha Chi Chapter $1,075 Laura Cameron Noteware Beta Rho/Duke Gracen Stanczykiewicz Alpha Chi/Purdue $1,075 Rachel Reardon Beta Tau/Denison Sarah Rumfelt Delta Omicron/Alabama Alpha Gamma Chapter/Catharine Frear $1,025 Elizabeth Grace Shevlin Delta Phi/Clemson Emily Elizabeth Rush Alpha Gamma/Ohio State $1,025 Aubrey Grace Specht Eta Psi/Tufts Karen T. Udoh Theta Kappa/Louisville Alpha Gamma Golden Thetas $1,075 Kelsey Erin Ullom Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan Elizabeth Marie Bonn Alpha Gamma/Ohio State $1,075 Mackenzie Rae Weiland Epsilon Eta/Centre Rachel Lilia Wilmoth Eta Lambda/~ Alpha Mu College Chapter $1,075 Dale Marie Ziobro Beta Tau/Denison Erin Stump Alpha Mu/Missouri $1,075

$10,000 $4,000 $5,000 $4,125 $5,750 $9,250 $5,000 $5,750 $7,000 $4,375 $3,000 $5,000 $7,000 $6,850 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $5,000 $4,625 $6,650

Anne Collins Mackey Memorial

$1,550

Betty Baur Lambert/Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Chapter

Catherine Thomas Epsilon Zeta/Mississippi $1,550 Dale Marie Ziobro

Anne Ehrenhardt Nolting

$1,525

Beta Tau/Denison

Betty Black Hatchett

Anna Elizabeth Foley Alpha/DePauw $1,525 Nancy Ayer Fairbank Olivia Kay Holmes Anne Sadler Budill $1,100

Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas Gamma Tau/Tulsa

$1,450 $1,450

$2,175 $1,175 $1,000

Marissa Leigh George Eta Kappa/John Carroll $1,100 Betty MacDonough Memorial Elizabeth Grace Shevlin Delta Phi/Clemson Ann Fenwick $2,150

$1,000

Hannah Ann Dodge Carmen Theresa Sanchez Reddick

$5,050

Alpha Xi/Oregon

$1,150

Alpha Xi/Oregon

$1,000

Ann Terwilliger McLaren Brielle Marie Bellew

Beta Phi/Penn State

Ann Wright Hart/Nashville Alumnae Chapter

$1,250 $1,250

$2,600

Elizabeth Ann Jones Eta Phi/Belmont $2,600

Barbara Hackman Franklin

$1,200

Beverly F. Worden Ashley Marie Schuett

Eta Pi/Case Western

$1,075

$5,050

Catherine Tillotson McCord Sydney Elizabeth Wysong Alpha/DePauw

Robert Ansel Eidson

$1,275 $1,275

$1,025

Kelly Westphal Kappa/Kansas $1,075 Christa Kate Stenzel Kappa/Kansas $1,025

Beta Chapter Most Noble Woman

$1,300

Mary Jane Zeh Beta/Indiana $1,300

Beta Delta Chapter Hannah Stutler

Beta Delta/Arizona

$1,075 $1,075

Christa McCluggage Caroline Anne Passalacqua Omicron/USC

$1,500 $1,500

$2,250

Victoria Rose Connor Beta Gamma/Colorado State $2,250

Diane Forst Stephens

$1,750

Sydney Elizabeth Wysong Alpha/DePauw $1,750

Dinah Hampton McClymonds

$1,350

Abigail Jackson Gamma Phi/Texas Tech $1,350

Dorothy Barbieri Memorial

$1,350

Kate Gillam Sullivan Epsilon Omega/Washington & Jefferson $1,350

Dorothy Whitehurst Heard

$4,075

Abigail Jackson Gamma Phi/Texas Tech $1,075 Molly Jean Murphy Delta Omega/Texas A&M $3,000

Edith Whitney/Spokane Alumnae Chapter $1,125

Hanna Jo Kosbab Alpha Nu/Montana $1,125

Elizabeth (Bessie) Ferguson McNair Katherine Alexandria Logue

Ryea Alexis Young

$1,300

Delta Iota/Puget Sound

Elizabeth Nagel Marcin

$1,300

$1,175

Epsilon Nu/Virginia Tech

Ellen Bowers Hofstead

$1,175

$9,950

Elizabeth Jane Baker Epsilon Pi/Bucknell $1,100 Amanda Horne Zeta Mu/MIT $1,000 Marlee Em Jones Alpha Rho/South Dakota $1,900 Rachel Lorraine Mackey Upsilon/Minnesota $1,000 Margaret Mary May Theta Nu/Georgia Tech $1,050 Jillian Hope Stiver Mu/Allegheny $2,000 Chelsea LeeAnn Travis Zeta Sigma/Ohio Northern $1,900

Esther and Charles Mlynek

Elisabeth Rose Bryant Becker Cardelucci Family $1,100 Lauren German Maytal Sarafian Eta Sigma/Chapman $1,100 Sibel Goksu McKenna Perel Carol Green Wilson $1,525 Noemi Rieber Mackenzie Paige Elliott Alpha Mu/Missouri $1,525 Lauren Ringman

Vita Sara Fellig Gamma Kappa/George Washington $1,200 Cecil Ruth King Eidson and

Barbara Lemert Thompson

$1,000

Denver Alumnae Chapter

$25,025

Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara

Eta Iota Chapter

$7,000 $1,500 $6,000 $3,525 $2,000 $5,000

$1,075

Sara LaGrave Peterson Eta Iota/San Diego $1,075

Eta Phi Chapter

$1,075

Madeleine Marie Peltier Eta Phi/Belmont $1,075

Eta Sigma Chapter

$1,400

Daisy Haas Eta Sigma/Chapman $1,400 Scholarship & Grant Impact Report

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Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Eta Tau Chapter

$1,075

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Houston Theta Charity Antiques Show

$2,700

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Julie Itin Hawlik Memorial

$1,125

Ashleigh Hinman Eta Tau/Tampa $1,075

Kelsie Lee Tackitt Gamma Phi/Texas Tech $2,700

Elizabeth Katherine Rasmussen Eta Omicron/North Florida $1,125

Elizabeth Armstrong McMillan Delta Omega/Texas A&M $1,450

Colleen McMahon Leonard Alpha Chi/Purdue $1,350

Marley Warren Haltom Nu/Hanover $1,300

Julie Paige Warren Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State $1,000

Morgan Kelsie Caywood Madeline Ann Penn

$1,400

Rebecca Russell Thompson Pi/Albion $2,575

Florence Abernathy Waldrop Florence Benner Wylie

Frances Strickland/ Agnes Wright Strickland Emma Bridget Lathrop

$1,450 $1,300

Beta Delta/Arizona

Gamma Chapter

$1,400

$1,000

Isabella Elaine Liu Gamma/Butler $1,000

Gamma Omega Chapter

$1,525

Leah Danielle Miller Gamma Omega/Auburn $1,525

Gamma Phi Chapter Addison Brooke Fuller

$1,975

Gamma Phi/Texas Tech

$1,975

Gamma Psi Chapter/Tracy Clark Memorial $1,475 Abigail Rae Moffitt Gamma Psi/TCU $1,475

Gamma Upsilon Chapter

$1,675

Mary Claire Reagan Gamma Upsilon/Miami $1,675

Gayden Family

$4,450

Marisol Conchita Santa Cruz Mu/Allegheny $3,400 Lacey Rose Longo Beta Sigma/SMU $1,050

Genevieve Butz Adsit

$1,125

Paris Silverman Delta/Illinois

Gloria McVay Cochran and Richard K. Cochran

$1,000 $1,250

Kelly Westphal Kappa/Kansas $1,250

Harriet Darley Damisch Gina Clara Jozef

Beta Omega/Colorado College

Harriet Fowler Brown/ Kansas City Alumnae Chapter

Ines Abbott McCrary

Isabel Hanford Olmstead Isabel McKenney Gates

$1,350 $1,000 $2,575 $3,425

Margaret Gould Tau/Northwestern $1,450 Lindsay Robb Eta Sigma/Chapman $1,975

Jane Brokaw Gallup Rachel Lilia Wilmoth

Eta Lambda/~

Jane Cooksey Cassel

$1,025 $1,025

$1,425

June Longworth Hardy

Delta Eta/Kansas State Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan

Kahla Roberts Latta/ St. Louis Alumnae Chapter Katherine Sharpless Coyle Graduate

Kathleen Bennett Tonkel Family Grace Elizabeth Andrews

Beta Omega/Colorado College

Abigail Grace Meredith Gamma/Butler $1,075

Kathleen Markey and Kenneth Niejadlik, MD

Janet Paine Peters

$2,025

Lindsay Robb Eta Sigma/Chapman $2,025

Jeanne Ross Miller

$3,025

Elizabeth Emily Miller Epsilon Lambda/Dickinson $3,025

$2,375 $7,625

Erica Castaneda Eta Theta/Central Florida $1,125 Marissa James Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $1,000 Alexandria Reid Rebinsky Beta Psi/McGill $1,500 Olivia Anne Rotondi Beta Psi/McGill $4,000

Kathleen M. Markey

$1,075

$1,000 $1,475

Nicole Elizabeth Howard Epsilon Phi/Chicago $2,375

Kelsey Ann Kjer Beta Mu/~ $1,425

Jane Richardt Christie

$2,475

$1,125 $1,125

$1,425

Rocio Carrero Chi/Syracuse $1,425

$1,075

Rocio Carrero Chi/Syracuse $1,075

Kelly T. Lawrence

$1,150

Megan Kanani Blatt Beta Xi/UCLA $1,150

Jenny Adams Crain

$1,000

Kendall Cusick-Rindone and Gregory Rindone

Jill Morrison Memorial

$1,000

Kyle Hartvickson Handegard

$1,025

Victoria Faith Marbois Theta Mu/Mines $1,025 Parker Mackenzie Haydon Alpha Theta/UT Austin $1,000 $1,125

Mary Jane Zeh Beta/Indiana $1,000

Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter

Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter

$1,275 $1,275

$3,950

$1,175

Kelsey Elizabeth Koenig Epsilon Zeta/Mississippi $1,000

Michelle Wallisch Gamma Nu/North Dakota State $1,175

Madeline Marie DeAngelo Beta Theta/Idaho $1,300

Rebecca Myers Theta Kappa/Louisville $1,600

Jillian Elizabeth Carr Gamma Iota/Kentucky $1,225

Michaela Swain Rice Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan $1,075

Megan Eugenia Matthews Lambda/Vermont $1,000 Margaret Mary May Theta Nu/Georgia Tech $1,100

Jacquelyn Delin McDonald Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $1,000 Caroline Eloise Nowlin Zeta Iota/Washington & Lee $1,125 Brionna Sandridge Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma $2,000

Joyce Drew Toombs Memorial

Louise Johnson Miller/

JoAnn Crites Thompson Joan Wagner Essex

Josephine Brossard Stansfield Memorial

$1,300 $1,225 $2,100

L. Pearle Green

Laurie McGregor Connor Linda Moran Schmidt

$1,600 $1,075 $4,125

Sadie Catherine Polson Delta Eta/Kansas State $1,350 Joyce Anne Vitelli Memorial $7,650 Madison Elizabeth Reid-Tedesco Kappa/Kansas $1,150 Lisa Davis Olney $1,275 Katherine Alexandria Logue Delta Iota/Puget Sound $3,775 Emily Elizabeth Sattem Kappa/Kansas $1,450 Madison Renae Renaud Eta Xi/Quinnipiac $1,275 Elizabeth Katherine Rasmussen Eta Omicron/North Florida $3,875

Harriett D. and C. Hollis Hull Alexandra Neel Johnston

Theta Theta/NC State

Hazel Baird Lease

$1,250 $1,250

$1,000

$1,000

Jean Johnson Smith Graduate $8,100 Emily Robb Epsilon Phi/Chicago $1,000 Layne Compton Beta Delta/Arizona $8,100 Joyce Harrison Honeyman/

Lucile Moore Garrett $2,625 Alexa Carlson Alpha Gamma/Ohio State $1,000 Seattle Alumnae $1,350 Jacquelyn Delin McDonald Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $2,625 Gina Grenga Theta Nu/Georgia Tech $1,350 Heather Anne Steen $1,075 McKenzie Drennon Eta Phi/Belmont $1,075

Judith Camp Sauer

Paige M. Ruehl Alpha Sigma/Washington State $1,675

Julia Gilbert/Alpha Omicron

Helen Edwards Woodward

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$1,675

$2,250

Lyn Stewart Simensen

$1,025

Payton Elizabeth Stack Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State $2,250

Catherine Grace Brumit Epsilon Theta/Stetson $1,025

Brionna Sandridge Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma $1,250

Rebecca Gash Delta Upsilon/Eastern Kentucky $1,000

$1,250

Madeline Reynolds Adams and Family

$1,000


Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Margaret (Margie) Mills Ruckert

$1,575

Emily Elizabeth Sattem Kappa/Kansas $1,575

Margaret Killen Banta Graduate

$1,850

Molly Jane Doruska Alpha Psi/Lawrence $1,850

Margaret Killen Banta Undergraduate

$2,250

Clancy Anne Loebl Alpha Psi/Lawrence $2,250

Margery Dick Miller Memorial

$4,475

Erin Elizabeth Austin Beta Kappa/Drake $2,575 Barrie Froehlich Beta Tau/Denison $1,900

Mariam M. Morrison/Delta Sigma

$1,000

Savannah L. Vogel Alpha Psi/Lawrence $1,000

Marie Anderson Fitz

$1,025

Sarah Marie Bowen Eta Omega/Saint Louis $1,025

Marilyn Chesher Lynch

$2,850

Alise Simone Hagan Delta Kappa/LSU $2,850

Marilynn Mitchell and Beta Nus of the Fifties

$1,525

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Barrie Froehlich

Beta Tau/Denison

Scarlett Ann Hammond

Delta Kappa/LSU

Lauren Li-Min Chin

Eta Mu/Occidental

Mary Rees Gilliatt $3,125 Pansy Patch (continued) $3,125

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 Emily Elizabeth Sattem Kappa/Kansas $4,200 Sarah Rachelle Mabardy Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma $2,000 Jessica Pryt Omicron/USC $2,000 Meta Alice Keith Bratten $1,050 Erin Elizabeth Pyle Beta Nu/Florida State $2,000 Lacey Rose Longo Beta Sigma/SMU $1,050 Pasadena Alumnae Chapter $1,975

Amanda Horne Zeta Mu/MIT Melissa (Lissa) Luton Bradford/ Hope Deirdra Johnson Alpha Mu/Missouri Nashville Alumnae Chapter $4,200 Courtney Patricia Kim Beta Xi/UCLA

Molly Kerrigan Six/ Des Moines Alumnae Chapter

$1,425

Erin Elizabeth Austin Beta Kappa/Drake $1,425 Pauline Snoke Jackson Memorial $2,825 Mary Jane Zeh Beta/Indiana $2,825 Molly Muntzel Smith $1,200 Mikayla Anne Van Bel Epsilon Sigma/UC Irvine $1,200 Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter Memorial $2,850 Laura Cameron Noteware Beta Rho/Duke $2,850

Monisa Cox Cline Scarlet Marie Martinez Grace Aaronn McAnally

$2,400

Epsilon Theta/Stetson Epsilon Epsilon/Baylor

Morna Elizabeth Dusenbury Memorial Natalie Rae Geballe

$1,000 $1,400

$2,950

Alpha Phi/Tulane

$2,950

Samantha Hailey Steinberg Beta Nu/Florida State $1,525 Muriel Anderson Steed $1,250 Holly T. Gilbert Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan $1,250

Marjorie Crane Schnacke Memorial

$1,300

Samantha Rae Marks Kappa/Kansas

Martin and Roslyn Cooper

$1,300

$1,550

Nancy Cochran Abbey

$1,900

Hannah Rae Early Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $1,900

Alexa Grace Gianacakos Delta/Illinois $1,550 Nancy France Alumna $2,325 Amanda Darling Delta/Illinois $2,325 Marty Smith White/

Portland Alumnae Chapter

$2,650

$1,975

Nancy France Undergraduate

$2,325

Psi Chapter

$1,625

Macallister Dee Hughes Psi/Wisconsin $1,625

Reece

$13,550

Darian Rose Gerasta Delta/Illinois $1,250 Alexa Grace Gianacakos Delta/Illinois $1,000 Morgan Ann Johannes Delta/Illinois $1,000 Bridget Francis Lawler Delta/Illinois $3,500 Colleen Clare Lawlor Delta/Illinois $4,250 Elizabeth Anne Musur Delta/Illinois $2,550

Rose Fraser Jacobson

$1,075

Elizabeth Ann Kovach Zeta Phi/Pepperdine $1,075

Ruth Elizabeth Southworth

$36,725

Heather Rae Bucher Alpha/DePauw $3,500 Julia Bullard Beta Lambda/William & Mary $1,000 Morgan Ann Johannes Delta/Illinois $2,325 Sofia Carretero Alpha/DePauw $1,000 Victoria Jean Girod Beta Epsilon/Oregon State $1,650 Alicia Cotsoradis Alpha/DePauw $3,000 Nancynell Swaffield Kelsey Rebecca Doerr Alpha/DePauw $1,000 Bogdanovich Graduate $1,725 Mary Alice Horn Memorial $2,200 Anna Elizabeth Foley Alpha/DePauw $3,500 Laura Ann Fritze Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State $1,725 Claire Estelle McDaniel Boenisch Beta Epsilon/Oregon State $2,200 Tazree Areya Kadam Alpha/DePauw $5,500 Megan Elaine Karbowski Alpha/DePauw $1,250 Nancy Neville Adams $1,150 Mary and John Dengler $2,050 Karyn Keenan Alpha/DePauw $2,000 Jade Nicole Allen Mu/Allegheny $1,150 Gabrielle Adair Stein Delta Eta/Kansas State $2,050 Lexi Danielle Miller Alpha/DePauw $1,000 Clare Marie Polega Alpha/DePauw $9,000 Mary Catherine Miller $1,050 Nancy Ross Perry $2,250 Natalie Bess Swiler Alpha/DePauw $1,000 Emma Flynn Gamma Zeta/Connecticut $1,050 Lindsey Elizabeth Kaschmitter Beta Omicron/Iowa $2,250 Hannah Kate Viti Alpha/DePauw $2,500 Sydney Elizabeth Wysong Alpha/DePauw $2,475 Mary Frances Bowles Couper $2,150 Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter $1,725 Emma Kathryn Scheer Gamma Psi/TCU $1,000 Lauren Michelle Olay Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma $1,725

Paige Ann Marie Shiring Gamma Psi/TCU $1,150 Omicron Chapter $1,525 Mary Jane Parker Beach $1,425 Marianna Celeste Singwi-Ferrono Omicron/USC $1,525 Shea Rose Walsh Pi/Albion $1,425

Mary Katherine Patterson Memorial/ Epsilon Epsilon Chapter

Opal Marshall McCelvey

$1,525

Sarah Catherine Zirkel Epsilon Epsilon/Baylor $1,525

Mary L. Hinkle

Amanda Michelle Burton

Gamma Phi/Texas Tech

$2,300 $2,300

$1,700

Megan Brooke McLeod Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State $1,700

Ruth Rabbe Hager

$1,150

Macy Stuart Swift Eta Rho/James Madison $1,150

Parker Mackenzie Haydon Alpha Theta/UT Austin $1,000 Ruth Robie Lacy/Rosemary Longino $2,350 Margaret Mary May Theta Nu/Georgia Tech $2,350 Pansy Patch $26,000 Lauren Emily Brumfield Epsilon Lambda/Dickinson $2,000

$2,000 Mya Grace Carrizosa Elizabeth Ann Kovach Zeta Phi/Pepperdine $1,000 Cecile Dedios Lily Joy Reposa Eta Lambda/~ $1,000 Michaela Kristine Donofrio Marina Frances Efstathiu Mary Margaret Perry McDonald

$1,000

Ruth Hill Wilber

Ivonne Franco

Delta Epsilon/Arizona State $2,000 Lambda/Vermont $2,000 Zeta Theta/Cal Poly $2,000 Beta Iota/Colorado $2,000 Zeta Omega/Loyola Marymount $2,000

Sallie Bidez Memorial

$2,425

Brooke Leech Delta Phi/Clemson $2,425

Sally Cowan Reinhold

$1,550

Kaylee Beth Carpenter Psi/Wisconsin

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Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Seattle Alumnae Chapter

$1,300

Shelby Marianne Greget Alpha Sigma/Washington State $1,300

Sharon Cirese Gassett Memorial

$2,000

Madeline Jo Joerger Delta Eta/Kansas State $1,000 Savannah L. Vogel Alpha Psi/Lawrence $1,000

Shirley Shields Smith

$3,000

Megan Eugenia Matthews Lambda/Vermont

Sisterhood

$3,000

$18,750

Kaitlyn Loren Cook Alpha Epsilon/Brown $1,250 Dana Marie Curtis Epsilon Epsilon/Baylor $1,000 Vita Sara Fellig Gamma Kappa/George Washington $1,000 Isabelle Mildred Francois Theta Pi/Sacred Heart $2,000 Cameron Herman Tau/Northwestern $1,000 Mindy Mariela Kim Eta Sigma/Chapman $1,000 Colleen O. Kirby Gamma/Butler $1,250 Camille Elizabeth Mangold Epsilon Eta/Centre $1,500 Brooke Rae Newman Delta Epsilon/Arizona State $1,250 Gracen Perdue Gamma/Butler $1,000 Carolina Desire Reyes Epsilon Pi/Bucknell $1,000 Rileigh Freja Elaine Schulkey Beta Theta/Idaho $1,000 Olivia Anne Steiner Eta Phi/Belmont $1,500 Andrea Torres Eta Sigma/Chapman $1,000 Sierra Gabrielle Turner Tau/Northwestern $1,000 Sydney Quinn Umansky Delta Omicron/Alabama $1,000

Sophia Scholar, Elise Lipscomb Ferguson

$1,875

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Theta Link (continued)

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Virginia M. Sorenson (continued)

Jordan Alexis Lazenby Alpha Mu/Missouri $1,000 Katherine Leann Marcan Gamma Theta/Carnegie Mellon $1,000 Sonali Mirpuri Theta Iota/~ $1,000 Sarah Moskowitz Beta Delta/Arizona $1,100 Danielle Mackenzie Paradis Theta Pi/Sacred Heart $1,000 Hope Pettit Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $1,000 Lily Joy Reposa Eta Lambda/~ $1,100 Haneul Ryoo Epsilon Mu/Princeton $1,000 Janelle Fay Sarnevitz Lambda/Vermont $1,100 Lydia Schooler Epsilon Tau/Yale $1,000 Hannah Marissa Semmes Delta Chi/Virginia $1,000 Lauren Martha Sweitzer Zeta Xi/Harvard $1,100 Sruthi Venkatachalam Eta Pi/Case Western $1,000

Samantha Lienert Theta Lambda/Rochester $1,000 Katherine Alexandria Logue Delta Iota/Puget Sound $2,475 Kristina Lowndes Alpha Epsilon/Brown $1,000 Heather Morgan Marsh Zeta Tau/Delaware $1,000 Michelle Lynn McCalmont Zeta Sigma/Ohio Northern $1,500 Megan Brooke McLeod Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State $1,000 Malvi Mehta Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $1,000 Amanda Milunovich Zeta Xi/Harvard $1,000 Marissa Lyn Mitchell Epsilon Lambda/Dickinson $1,000 Jessica Mossman Zeta Sigma/Ohio Northern $1,000 Rebecca Myers Theta Kappa/Louisville $4,900 Christina Elizabeth Negray Alpha Gamma/Ohio State $1,000 Kaitlin Winston O’Connell Gamma Zeta/Connecticut $1,000 Madeline Hayes Peck Chi/Syracuse $1,000 Theta Volunteer $1,675 Kathleen Elizabeth Rice Delta Omicron/Alabama $1,000 Ana Dru Schwab Lambda/Vermont $1,675 Emily Robb Epsilon Phi/Chicago $4,000 Paige M. Ruehl Alpha Sigma/Washington State $1,000 Virginia Bryant Shilstone $2,250 Molly Katherine Shumard Alpha Mu/Missouri $1,000 Sahana Ramkumar Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas $1,250 Kassidi Lea Steffes Gamma Nu/North Dakota State $1,000 Abby Sticker Delta Kappa/LSU $1,000 Kristen Stueve Alpha Tau/Cincinnati $1,000 Macy Stuart Swift Eta Rho/James Madison $1,000 Virginia Burns Boynton $16,825 Kristina Dziedzic Wright Beta Omega/Colorado College $1,000 Victoria Jean Girod Beta Epsilon/Oregon State $1,350 Azeema Yahya Zeta Nu/UC Davis $1,000 Courtney Marie Rentas Delta Omicron/Alabama $7,000 Margaret L. Selesky Delta Omicron/Alabama $1,475 Virginia Speidel Edwards $1,500 Madisyn Nicole Waage Alpha Rho/South Dakota $7,000 Lindsay Davis Eta Omega/Saint Louis $1,500

Virginia Chain Schmid

$1,600

Vivian Stevenson Delbrook

$44,100

Jena Rose Bliss Alpha Psi/Lawrence $1,875

Samantha Pierce Rho/Nebraska $1,600 Grace Anderson Gamma/Butler Sarah Kathleen Buedel Gamma/Butler

Kathryn Kaelin Epsilon Tau/Yale $2,100

Laura Ann Fritze Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State $2,200

Natalie Lucille Goodman Beta Omicron/Iowa $1,000

Caroline Leigh Cantrelle Delta Kappa/LSU $1,000 Dylan Murphy Beta Sigma/SMU $3,450 Emily Catherine Petr Gamma Psi/TCU $1,000 Emily Rachel Ritchart Delta Kappa/LSU $1,000

Sue Farrell Supple Susan Byers Patrick

Susan Lynn Beyerle

$2,100 $1,000 $1,000

Carmela Valquiria Cocuzza Beta Phi/Penn State $1,000

Susie Adams Smith

$1,150

Molly Kathleen Ricchiuti Gamma Psi/TCU $1,150

Suzanne Nichols Lynn/ Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

$1,750

Shikha Khinvasara Delta Zeta/Emory $1,750

Tau Chapter

$1,000

Leah Janelle Schulman Tau/Northwestern $1,000

Taylor Witcher Memorial

$1,450

Delaney Evelyn Mack Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma $1,450

Thelma Thickins Moran

$1,125

Megan Elizabeth Corgan Beta Gamma/Colorado State $1,125

Theta Link Safina Adatia Sarah Deitke Charlotte Bettle Gemes Isabella Gianani Caledonia Ladd Gilchrist Emily Kirby Jennifer Kaur Koch 10

$20,700

Beta Psi/McGill Theta Nu/Georgia Tech Delta Chi/Virginia Gamma Kappa/George Washington Delta Delta/Whitman Zeta Sigma/Ohio Northern Alpha Beta/Swarthmore

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$1,100 $1,000 $1,100 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,100

Virginia Ford Hood

Virginia Hindman Freeman

Virginia Lauderdale Grimm

$2,200 $6,450

$2,100

Arreyellen Salyards Theta Iota/~ $2,100

Virginia M. Sorenson

Jessica Esperanza Alva Eta Upsilon/San Francisco Jill Christine Andersen Zeta Theta/Cal Poly Jasmine Victoria Bacchus Alpha Epsilon/Brown Sofia Renee Barnett Epsilon Phi/Chicago Claire Estelle McDaniel Boenisch Beta Epsilon/Oregon State Nicole Lorraine Calise Gamma Sigma/San Diego State Carly Rose Cannon Alpha Pi/North Dakota Baylee Grace Clark Delta Omicron/Alabama Madeline Marie DeAngelo Beta Theta/Idaho Kylie Fackrell Theta Omicron/UNC Charlotte Marissa Leigh George Eta Kappa/John Carroll Rachael Rose Griffith Zeta Sigma/Ohio Northern Meredith Claire Grubb Beta Xi/UCLA Kathryn Marie Hardin Eta Chi/Boston Tori L. Iatarola Gamma Theta/Carnegie Mellon Madison Kristine Kavanaugh Beta Tau/Denison Samantha Nicole Kin Zeta Theta/Cal Poly Erin Krogh Gamma Nu/North Dakota State Amber Natiel Leonard Alpha Pi/North Dakota

$64,225 $1,000 $1,000 $1,500 $1,500 $4,300 $1,000 $1,000 $9,550 $1,000 $1,500 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

$1,250 $4,800 Lauryn Renee Campagnoli Gamma/Butler $5,000 Catherine Elizabeth Conlon Gamma/Butler $1,500 Natalie Diana Evans Gamma/Butler $2,250 Rayna Fordahl Gamma/Butler $2,000 Caitlyn Jo Foye Gamma/Butler $3,500 Courtney Jo Foye Gamma/Butler $2,250 Allison Lynn Gritzman Gamma/Butler $4,800 Emma Kathryn Hughes Gamma/Butler $1,500 Emily Katherine Lawson Gamma/Butler $2,250 Isabella Elaine Liu Gamma/Butler $2,500 Abigail Grace Meredith Gamma/Butler $1,250 Libbie Adele Rammage Gamma/Butler $1,250 Regan Roetken Gamma/Butler $1,250 Alexandra Anne Ross Gamma/Butler $1,250 McKaylee Ann Slagel Gamma/Butler $4,250 Caroline ZuHone Gamma/Butler $1,250

Waters-Cardelucci Family

$1,075

Kelsey Robin Adair Beta Xi/UCLA $1,075

Wright Family Fund

$1,175

Elizabeth Rachel Lofurno Beta Epsilon/Oregon State $1,175

Zeta Nu Chapter

$1,150

Naomi M. Reeley Zeta Nu/UC Davis $1,150

Zeta Rho Chapter

$1,100

Alexandra Elizabeth Ranft Zeta Rho/UC San Diego $1,100

Zeta Zeta Chapter Class of 1989 Sonia Hausen

Zeta Zeta/Colgate

$9,100 $9,100


$36,715 Sarah Margaret O’Hanlon BETA/INDIANA

Total awarded

36 Chapter & Individual Grants

Recipients

From our very beginning, Theta has sustained an unwavering commitment to members as they soar to new heights, promoting the widest influence for good on their college campuses, in their communities, and around the world. Theta Foundation’s Chapter & Individual Grants program allows members to supplement their conventional education and training through unique

28 Chapters represented by recipients

experiential learning opportunities. Because of your generosity, Thetas have gained skills to help them make a real, positive difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. We are delighted to announce that during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Theta Foundation provided the following 33 collegians and alumnae and three college chapters with $36,715 in grant funding.

16 Countries visited by recipients during their programs

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GAMMA/BUTLER Karina Ashley Hamamouche Mathematical Cognition & Learning Society Conference Ottawa, Canada

Monika Ziogaite DELTA/ILLINOIS (second from left)

ACES in South Africa: Service Learning, Child, Family, Health and Agriculture Cape Town, South Africa

Education grant to present her research on children’s attention to number during proportional reasoning tasks while networking with leaders in the field who are similarly dedicated to reputable science and learning about post-graduate job opportunities for her students.

DELTA/ILLINOIS Katharine Renee Anderson Atlantis Fellowship Program

Genoa, Italy

“This life-altering experience would not have been possible without you and your support, and for this I sincerely thank you. Through the Nancy France Named Grant Endowment Fund, I was able to make something that I had only ever dreamed about into a reality.”

Education grant to shadow medical professionals and gain hands-on experience in an international setting, eventually using her knowledge and skills to help heal people through her career aspirations of becoming a physical therapist.

ALPHA LAMBDA/WASHINGTON Haley Minami Amemiya

Cellular Biotechnology Training Program

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Education grant to analyze data to identify novel targets for gene therapy, building her skills as a scientist, collaborator, and communicator while contributing to cutting-edge biotechnology.

ALPHA NU/MONTANA Rachel Lauren Devine Global Grizzlies Program

Service-learning grant to volunteer her time in local health clinics, observing physicians, interacting with patients, and learning about medicine in an international setting in the hopes of one day becoming a more caring, compassionate physician herself.

Chapter & Individual Grant Recipients ALPHA/DEPAUW Katherine Marie Anderson Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Plus Program Online Education grant to receive the training needed to utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a heavily researched, evidence-based therapy, to more effectively treat adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety and depression.

ALPHA/DEPAUW Lexi Danielle Miller Vet X Big 5 Summer Program South Africa Service-learning grant to gain immersive, handson experience with large reserve animals like giraffes, rhinos, and buffaloes, allowing her to put into practice the clinical skills and physiological mechanisms she has learned in her first year of veterinary school. 12

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BETA/INDIANA Sarah Margaret O’Hanlon Public Health in Ecuador Program Guayaquil, Ecuador Education grant to gain experience working in primary and maternal healthcare in an impoverished community, refining her Spanish language skills and preparing her for a career as a medical provider with a passion for working with underserved populations.

GAMMA/BUTLER Caitlin Elizabeth Haas American Society of Virology’s 38th Annual Meeting Minneapolis, Minnesota Education grant to present her research on the effect of antimicrobial peptides on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), which could contribute to the development of a vaccine for one of the most common infections affecting young children.

Iganga, Uganda

Education grant to assist medical professionals at a local hospital and present educational information to rural Ugandan people on topics such as HIV prevention, water purification, and tuberculosis outbreak containment as she pursues a career in global public health and epidemiology.

ALPHA NU/MONTANA Alli Kate Soelter

Bali-Lovina Kindergarten Support & Teaching Program

Bali, Indonesia

Service-learning grant to help kindergarteners learn English and basic life skills that will benefit them and their community, gaining valuable experience teaching diverse students and insight into what ages she would like to teach as a current Early Childhood Education major.

ALPHA OMICRON/OKLAHOMA Ashley Lyn Tucker

Disney Institute for Leadership Excellence

Orlando, Florida

Leadership development grant to learn how to utilize effective leadership practices to create shared values and a compelling vision from a world-class company.


Bhavana Suvarna ALPHA PSI/ LAWRENCE Teaching Assistant Program

Caen, France

“I am honored to have received a grant to pursue my intellectual and service-oriented endeavors, particularly as a new alumna. This experience has served as a reminder that sisterhood is lifelong, and that Theta aims to support its members in exercising the widest influence for good and in intellectual pursuits. I would like to contribute to Theta grant and scholarship funds when I am able, and will encourage my sisters to dream big and chase opportunities, knowing that there are Thetas across the world who are supporting them.”

Education grant to improve her understanding of French language and culture, share a diverse representation of the United States with her students, and learn about global citizenship through service and intentional community engagement.

ALPHA PSI/LAWRENCE Holly Elizabeth Herbert

BETA EPSILON/OREGON STATE Amy Elizabeth Groh

GAMMA PSI/TCU Madelyn B. Carter

Online

Australia

Kolkata & New Delhi, India

Project Management Professional Certification

Education grant to hone the skills needed to be a successful project manager, allowing her to provide better solutions for the philanthropic organizations her company serves.

ALPHA PSI/LAWRENCE Gayatri Malhotra

Ending Gender Inequalities 2018 Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa

Education grant to present her original research, enabling her to develop multimedia curriculum for Indian schools that has the potential to change entrenched gender beliefs that harm girls and women, cultivating a more gender equitable educational environment.

BETA DELTA/ARIZONA Kristi Lena Poling

North American Cultural and Language Assistant

Spain

Education grant to teach the English language and United States cultural traditions to primary school students in a small fishing town, helping develop a future generation of competent global citizens.

Loop Abroad Program

Anti-Trafficking Youth Champions Conference

Education grant to participate in a study abroad program to gain hands-on experience with Australian wildlife and learn about conservation efforts for endangered species, which will contribute to her knowledge and experience as a pre-veterinary student hoping to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

Leadership development grant to work with and learn from an organization helping victims of sex trafficking obtain dignified employment and to lead conference sessions, educating and encouraging Indian university students to become the future leaders of the anti-trafficking movement.

GAMMA ZETA/CONNECTICUT Jaclyn Diana Norberg

DELTA ZETA/EMORY Eliza Paprin

Grapevine, Texas

New York, New York

NATA Athletic Training Educators’ Conference

Education grant to learn about new developments and best practices in athletic training, benefitting both her students and colleagues as an assistant professor and clinical education coordinator at Salem State University.

GAMMA UPSILON/MIAMI Gamma Upsilon Chapter

My Sister, My Brother, My Keeper

Oxford, Ohio

Education grant to bring a renowned mental health speaker to the chapter’s campus to present interactive programming geared toward Greek Life that will help destigmatize mental health struggles and teach students how to foster a safe, respectful environment within their own chapters and the campus community as a whole.

Stella Adler Summer Conservatory Program

Education grant to incorporate the Adler technique into her acting, which encourages the actor to conduct external research into cultural, historical, and political ideas to flesh out a character who is truly representative of their place in time, supplementing her coursework as a Theater Studies major and contributing to her future success as an actor.

EPSILON LAMBDA/DICKINSON Jennifer H. DeBalko Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Leadership development grant to gain a diverse and well-balanced understanding of nonprofit administration in order to benefit her work as the Executive Director of Pennsylvania CASA as well as the work of local programs within the state.

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Emily Spessert ETA PI/CASE WESTERN Three Roots International: Female Empowerment Program

Ethiopia

“In today’s cultural climate where Greek Life often receives a poor reputation, I will strive to make it abundantly clear and forever reiterate the positive global influence of Kappa Alpha Theta. The faith the Theta Foundation bestowed on me in the form of this generous grant allowed me to spread hope and show love to 30 brilliant young women in rural Ethiopia.” Service-learning program to present her own curriculum geared toward empowering Ethiopian adolescent girls and educating them on self-esteem, body image, and sexual and reproductive health while learning about the unique medical needs of the community, which will help her achieve her aspirations of designing medical devices specifically for vulnerable communities in developing nations.

EPSILON TAU/YALE Daviana Rose Berkowitz-Sklar

EPSILON PHI/CHICAGO Nadine Menna

Formosa, Argentina

Los Angeles, California

Owl Monkey Project Research Internship

Education grant to hone her research skills and contribute to a 22-year study of the behavior, ecology, and demography of owl monkeys in the Argentinian Chaco while supporting conservation efforts for this species through local and international education.

EPSILON UPSILON/COLUMBIA Candise Henry

OnePower Lesotho’s Energy Access Fellowship

Maseru, Lesotho

Service-learning grant to help bring electricity to rural communities for the lowest price possible, allowing these communities to maintain hospitals, businesses, and other essential institutions, which will contribute to increased quality of life for people in this developing country.

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6-Week Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Education grant to learn the skills needed to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking, through which she hopes to tell the stories of disenfranchised people and empower them to find and use their voices.

ZETA ETA/WOFFORD Zeta Eta Chapter

Student Leadership & Diversity Conference

Columbia, South Carolina

Leadership development grant for chapter members to gain skills essential to navigating a diverse society while developing leadership potential and identity, which selected attendees were able to pass along to their sisters through presentations and discussions after the conference.

ZETA OMICRON/WAKE FOREST Amanda Lynn Davis

Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

Baltimore, Maryland

Education grant to present her independent research on parent-child interactions in her community, enhancing her research presentation skills and building her network within the field in the hopes of eventually becoming a school psychologist.

ZETA RHO/UC SAN DIEGO Erika Sasaki Project C.U.R.A.

Kable, Uganda Service-learning grant to provide medical services to the community while conducting antibiotic resistance research, propelling her toward a career in global health and infectious disease.


ZETA CHI/JOHNS HOPKINS Alexandra Kristina D’Amico

ETA PSI/TUFTS Emma Meehan

Heifetz International Music Institute Summer Program

THETA KAPPA/LOUISVILLE Halie Allyn Sawyers

University of Aberdeen Study Abroad Program

Southeastern Region American Music Therapy Association Annual Conference

Aberdeen, Scotland

Staunton, Virginia

Education grant to develop her skills as a Viola Performance major to become a stronger performer, communicator, and leader within the fine arts community.

ETA KAPPA/JOHN CARROLL Eta Kappa Chapter

Education grant to participate in a chemical engineering study abroad program in the “energy capital of Europe,” enabling her to learn about engineering principles first-hand, which will contribute to her goal of developing therapeutics to cure fatal diseases.

THETA KAPPA/LOUISVILLE Alison Christine Davis

StrengthsFinder Assessment & Presentation

University Heights, Ohio

Leadership development grant to discover members’ strengths and learn how to apply and effectively utilize them within their chapter and throughout the rest of their lives.

ETA PI/CASE WESTERN Katie Elaine Cox

Women’s Reproductive & Sexual Health as a Human Right Program

Orlando, Florida

Elementary Arabic Immersion Program

Education grant to attend programming aimed toward industrial engineering students and young professionals while increasing student participation and understanding of conference material as a Student Ambassador to the Energy Systems Division of the conference.

Carryl Wischmeyer Krohne

$1,300

Haley Minami Amemiya Alpha Lambda/Washington $500 Candise Henry Epsilon Upsilon/Columbia $800

Chapter and Individual Grants

$3,400

Madelyn B. Carter Gamma Psi/TCU $450 Alison Christine Davis Theta Kappa/Louisville $700 Jennifer Mary Joseph Theta Lambda/Rochester $850 Eliza Paprin Delta Zeta/Emory $800 Halie Allyn Sawyers Theta Kappa/Louisville $100 Alli Kate Soelter Alpha Nu/Montana $500

Houston Alumnae Chapter

$2,025

Madelyn B. Carter Gamma Psi/TCU $1,125 Jaclyn Diana Norberg Gamma Zeta/Connecticut $900

Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter

Katherine Marie Anderson Alpha/DePauw Lexi Danielle Miller Alpha/DePauw

$1,625 $500 $1,125

Israel

Education grant to lay a foundation for a future career in international law focused on advocating for Arabic-speaking refugees and asylum seekers.

THETA NU/GEORGIA TECH Marianna Luna

Society of Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting

Education grant to provide high quality, accessible reproductive health care to women, utilizing her Spanish language skills and medical knowledge to assist with high-risk pregnancies, labor and delivery, and post-partum care.

Chapter/School Amount

Education grant to participate in sessions and workshops on therapeutic techniques, current research, musical practice, and internship and career opportunities, which will aid her in her studies as a music therapy major and propel her toward a future career as a professional music therapist.

THETA LAMBDA/ROCHESTER Jennifer Mary Joseph

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference

Quito, Ecuador

Recipient

Columbia, South Carolina

Tampa, Florida

Education grant to present her research on fluid and vapor transport properties of Spanish moss, allowing her to receive valuable feedback and network with professionals in the field.

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Jeanne Ross Miller Katherine Marie Anderson Alpha/DePauw Daviana Rose Berkowitz-Sklar Epsilon Tau/Yale Katie Elaine Cox Eta Pi/Case Western Alexandra Kristina D’Amico Zeta Chi/Johns Hopkins Amanda Lynn Davis Zeta Omicron/Wake Forest Jennifer H. DeBalko Epsilon Lambda/Dickinson Rachel Lauren Devine Alpha Nu/Montana Amy Elizabeth Groh Beta Epsilon/Oregon State Caitlin Elizabeth Haas Gamma/Butler Holly Elizabeth Herbert Alpha Psi/Lawrence Marianna Luna Theta Nu/Georgia Tech Gayatri Malhotra Alpha Psi/Lawrence Nadine Menna Epsilon Phi/Chicago Sarah Margaret O’Hanlon Beta/Indiana Kristi Lena Poling Beta Delta/Arizona Erika Sasaki Zeta Rho/UC San Diego Emily Spessert Eta Pi/Case Western

$21,265 $300 $700 $2,500 $1,000 $350 $1,200 $1,300 $750 $300 $950 $800 $1,400 $2,000 $1,400 $1,000 $800 $1,200

Recipient

Chapter/School Amount

Jeanne Ross Miller (continued) Bhavana Suvarna Alpha Psi/Lawrence $475 Eta Kappa/John Carroll Chapter $200 Gamma Upsilon/Miami Chapter $2,400 Zeta Eta/Wofford Chapter $240

Mary Overton Caldwell Leadership Development Ashley Lyn Tucker

Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma

Nancy France Katharine Renee Anderson Delta/Illinois Monika Ziogaite Delta/Illinois

Suzanne Luton Woodruff

Karina Ashley Hamamouche Gamma/Butler Emma Meehan Eta Psi/Tufts

$1,700 $1,700

$4,350 $2,100 $2,250

$1,050 $350 $700

TOTAL $36,715

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