When I first stepped into the door for the first general meeting, I felt like I was in a different world. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. With the rush events, it helped me understand more about Kappas and the sisters and I have to say, Ayumi and Katie did an outstanding job. From that point on, I know that I want to become rush chair. I want to be able to interact with people who needed a support system like me.
But what they don’t know is the unforgettable lessons and benefits that it could teach you. Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority Inc. taught me so much about myself in all angles. The five pillars- sisterhood, scholarship, service, leadership and Asian Awareness- resonated within me, but it was the strong passion of all my sisters for each of these pillars that really drew me in. From the sorority, I’ve learned so much about networking, business and communication. Through my experience of akdphi, I’ve held many leadership positions including fundraising chair, corresponding secretary, creative director and the Greek delegate of relations.
Jerri was proudly nominated by Professor Jeff Blake, who has been a mentor to her during her time at NAU. Professor Blake said, "Jerri is an excellent student with a very positive attitude." After completing the summer term, Jerri will graduate with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management. Jerri lives a busy life. In addition to taking two to three courses per semester, she also juggles her family life, and her many hobbies.
In life there are many influences that shape a person 's personality. Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson shows the many influences she has had in her life, that made her who she is today. Shawn Johnson is from West Des Moines, Iowa and is known as the retired Olympic Gymnast. She won four gold medals for gymnastics, in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Her family is a big part of her life and has been her number one fan.
Lauren Brooksby is Resident Assistant for 2nd floor New Heritage building 29. Not only is she a beautiful person inside out but she is also a great RA- someone that us residents greatly respect and love. Last month Lauren with other RAs and hall advisors organized a spa night for the whole building. Understanding that the residents have to deal with so much stress from midterms, she organized the program so that girls can have a fun night with friends and take care of themselves. It took Laurent and her coworkers 3 weeks to plan and organize the event.
What I done this past year to contribute to the Alameda community Learning Center is that me and my friend, Justin planned the fundraisers for the class of 2019. We almost raised 700 dollars for the whole class of 2019 students. Also, I was elected to be an officer of the red cross club next year. So ,my next year 's plan is that, I will encourage everyone to join the red cross club because they can help change the world and aclc, and they can get their community service hours.
I am a member of the band, and a member of jazz band, the sound technician in theatre, and I am an active member of Student Council and the Every Monday Matters Committee. All of these involve time and effort, and I do my best to help the most I can for each club. Although I may not be the best in everything I do, I have grit. I am willing to do whatever I can to be as successful as I can. In the next three and a half years, my goal is to leave Llano High School the best I can.
I enjoyed reading Goffman article “The presentation of self in everyday life”, it reminded me of sorority recruitment or “Rush” as it was formally referred to. With Henslin introduction and quoting Shakespeare I was able to reflect to sorority life. Depending on what sororities are present on campus could affect the how rush is perceived. There are days were the chapter all matches and everyone appears to be friendly and interested in the potential recruits. The potential recruits want these upperclassman to like them and invite them into this secret organization.
Miss Western Days is much more than a title, crown, and sash. During this past year, I have gained so many incredible experiences, memories, and friendships. Through representing our beautiful town of Elgin at various parades and events, I have found myself more involved in the community than ever before. One of my favorite memories during this time is many younger girls looking up to me and hoping to be like me one day. I would like to thank my parents and family for giving me the opportunity to do this pageant, and always pushing me to do my best.
Margo Katsotis was no stranger to Greek life. Being a sophomore, she already knew the reputations of each sorority on campus. Additionally, her mother had been an avid member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, one that isn’t available here at UTC. Getting accepted into UTC is what she deems her highest achievement. “UTC
I was already in a scholarship program that requires a lot of volunteer hours, but I was mainly spending them elsewhere. Chi Omega not only gives me the opportunity to take part in activities on campus, but also helps me gain experience in helping plan events. Although all of the required events are somewhat daunting, I have so much enjoyed the busy whirlwind of this semester with my sisters. Also, getting involved with my community has been such a rewarding process. Whether it was volunteering at Abba’s Tables or helping with Make-A-Wish, my heart is full from giving back with my fellow Chi
She created an environment where we could be ourselves and where we were rewarded when we did well and pushed to be our best selves always. We also had a lot of fun. All of the girls were so sweet and talented, and I think being with Coach Jones brought us close together. Her best friend was a breast cancer survivor, so our team was called the Pink Panthers. We showed our support for breast cancer month by wearing pink jerseys, hair bows, socks, shoelaces, and sparkly monogrammed sweatpants.
College, and college life is something you think that never ends but something that comes to an by a snap. As we come into college, we join in multiple activities and organizations to get involved. One of the highly-participated or known to be organizations on campuses are Greek life. For some students, Greek life is something new, but for others it was known as they become seniors, or from their sibling and cousins. A myth or fact of brotherhood and sisterhood?!
Her leadership in the Technology Student Association (TSA) clearly demonstrates this; she joined purely out of curiosity and a desire to learn new skills, and, as a result, she has come to excel in the events she chose to explore. I had the honor of working alongside Kelsey on the TSA officer team, and in our most competitive event, Chapter Team. As a part of both teams, Kelsey has shown her ability to work well with others. She always pulls her weight and more. As an officer, she has dedicated her time to ensuring that all members feel welcome.