January 2017

by Alana Doyle, Director of Public Relations

AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS

Long, elegant dresses, high heels, men in suits and more filled the Delta Gamma Beta Psi house on Friday, January 27th. The women of Delta Gamma celebrated our sisterhood with guests at our annual Anchorball. This year, the event was held at The Historic Drish House with a dance floor both inside the mansion and outdoors, with heaters of course! The Drish House has a legacy of being haunted as it was built in 1837 by Dr. John R. Drish. Regardless, our sisters had an incredible time dancing the night away at such a beautiful landmark in Tuscaloosa.

HERE’S TO AN INCREDIBLE SEASON!

Alabama has to let others win sometimes, right? It’s just the polite thing to do! For the 2017 College Football National Championship, several of our sisters traveled hundreds and thousands of miles to see the Crimson Tide play against the Clemson Tigers in Tampa, Florida. Regardless of the outcome, our sisters had an incredible time both on and off the field and celebrated a very successful season for Alabama football! Roll Tide Roll!

A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR BETA PSI 

Our newest CMT headed to Atlanta, Georgia this month in order to complete their regional training. Delta Gammas from across the SEC gathered to discuss their plans moving forward for each chapter. Meeting with sisters from other schools reminds us how many widespread connections we have as a fraternity. We are so excited for what our CMT has in store for the future of Beta Psi.

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SISTER SPOTLIGHT

Shelby Balentine, a junior, majoring in Telecommunication and Film with a minor in Computing Technology and Application, is a workaholic. Currently, Shelby has five jobs on top of passing classes and maintaining a social life. She is a freelance artist for 2 makeup companies, works seasonally at Belk, interns with WVUA and tutors computer science students on campus. Not only is she taking on each of these tasks, Shelby is also an ESPNU campus correspondent. This past November, Shelby aided the ESPN crew with the set up and live coverage of a game! When reflecting on this opportunity, she stated, it was a really great experience! It made me excited for the future when I get to do stuff like that every day.

SMOOTH SAILING – POST GRADUATION SPOTLIGHT

  • Name: Lauren R. Lock
  • Career: 3rd Year Law Student and Law Clerk at Peeples & Davis LLC
  • UA Graduation Year: 2014
  • Passion: Being a cool dog mom and calligraphy!
  • Future Aspirations: To open my own legal practice as well as be elected to Delta Gamma Council.
  • How I Continue To “Do Good”: I serve Beta Psi as Advisor of Honor Board ad I try to get out into the Birmingham Community and volunteer as much as I can!
  • Favorite DG Memory: Recruitment and Bid Day 2013. I was president that year and I just remember the chapter really working together to make recruitment special. When we finally got to Bid Day to see all these new members running towards us with huge smiles was something I will never forget!dg-3

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