FEBRUARY 2018

by Emma Bannen, Director of PR

MMMM…COOKIES!

Milk & Cookies is definitely one of our favorite fundraising events. Unlimited cookies for only five dollars? AND it benefits Service for Sight? What could be better?! We had so much fun welcoming sisters and guests into our home to enjoy delicious milk and cookies prepared by our amazing chefs. Everyone had a great time and left with full stomachs. The event raised over twelve thousand dollars for Service for Sight! Huge shout out to our vp: foundation and the whole foundation team for planning such a great event!

 

PARENT’S WEEKEND!

We had so much fun welcoming so many parents into our home this month. The programming team planned an amazing weekend, full of lots of fun events for us to enjoy with our families. Parents arrived on Thursday and Friday and some were able to enjoy Delta Gamma’s famous “Fried Friday”. Friday night included a social event at the Tuscaloosa Rivermarket. Sisters and their families enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and dancing to music by a local Tuscaloosa band. After a day of exploring Tuscaloosa on their own, families came together to enjoy a nice dinner at Indian Hills Country Club on Saturday night. Finally, we closed out the weekend with brunch and tours of the Delta Gamma house on Sunday morning. What a great weekend of time spent together!

 

GREEK EXCELLENCE AWARDS!

Delta Gamma was honored to take home the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity Award at the Greek Excellence Awards! Our 2016-2017 Chapter Management Team attended the ceremony and accepted the award.

 

SISTERHOOD SPOTLIGHTS!

KAREN KROLL

Year: Junior

Major: Multiple Abilities Program

Involvement in Delta Gamma: Anchor Splash Coach

Campus Involvement: I volunteer a couple of times a week at Holt Elementary School and adore working with the children there. I also am the President of the Student Council for Exceptional Children club here on UA’s campus where we work with students that have special needs in the Tuscaloosa community and it is extremely rewarding. I love working with and helping others so I try to do as much as I can to lend a helping hand in the community!

Recent Accomplishments: I was just recently elected to serve as one of the new Presidents for the Student Council for Exceptional Children club on campus. I am so honored and excited to help lead such an amazing organization here at Alabama! This past semester I also made the President’s list at the University for the second time in a row and prior to that I made the Dean’s list for two semesters!

Favorite DG Memory: My favorite DG memory so far would probably be when the team I helped coach my freshman year won Anchor Splash!

Fun Fact: I used to ride horses when I was younger!

KATIE LEWIS

Year: Senior

Major: Hospitality Management Concentration in Events/Sports Management

Minor: Computer Applications & Technology

Involvement in Delta Gamma: Co-director of Service

Campus Involvement: I am involved with UADM non-profit organization, Crimson Kindness, HARACA (Hotel and Restaurant and Convention Association) Each of these organizations has helped me grow as an overall individual. I absolutely love giving back and getting involved in the community.

Recent Accomplishments: I completed the Disney College Program in 2017, and I also work at the Men’s Football and Basketball games as an Event Ambassador for multiple companies.

Favorite DG Memory: Honestly any time I get to have bonding time with Member Class 2014. It seems so simple, but it is crazy to think in the last 4 years how we have grown up together and now we are about to begin our next journey after graduation.

Fun Fact: The top 3 places I hope to visit one day: Ireland, Paris, and Greece

MARY-MICHAEL MCCLURE

Year: Junior

Major: Political Science

Specialization: Public Policy, Pre-law Track

Involvement in Delta Gamma: Director of Golden Anchor; previous director of rituals and director of activities

Campus Involvement: Turning Point USA: I’m the current secretary/finance director. TPUSA is a non-partisan organization that educates people of free markets, capitalism, and limited government. We have different events on campus along with national TPUSA holding conferences across the country. I just attended a conference in West Palm Beach, FL with two other sisters and we were able to hear from many great speakers, make networking connections throughout the country, and got to see Air Force One land at the airport.

Recent Accomplishments: I had an internship this past summer with Alabama Emergency Management Agency, which is the agency that deals with natural disasters and the recovery process. While I was there, I got to work multiple activations during hurricanes and tropical storms by running the agency’s Twitter and Facebook pages along with setting up multiple press conferences for Governor Kay Ivey.

Favorite DG Memory: Finding out one of my role models was a Delta Gamma. My mom is a professor at UNC-CH and when I was younger, she had a master’s student I was obsessed with because she went to Harvard and at the time, I wanted to go there for law school. Flash forward many years later and come to find out we are both sisters. Crazy how small the world can be.

Fun Fact: My secret talent is that I can step. I still remember all of my high school basketball cheers where we stepped. If you ask me, I’ll show you.

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