by Emma Bannen, Director of PR
SONG, SONG OF THE SOUTH
“Sweet potato pie & I shut my mouth!” We danced our hearts out to country tunes at our Song of the South date party! Everyone dressed in flannels, denim, and bandannas and our live band put their own spin on the hits. Even songs that topped the pop charts had their own country twang. The best part: we had plenty of wide open space to show off our moves! It was so much fun to be able to have this event outside. It was such an amazing time spending the evening with our sisters and our dates. This “hoedown throwdown” was one for the books!
At the beginning of May, (most of us) finished our finals, packed our bags, and headed out to wherever the summer would take us. Shout out to all our sisters that are staying in Tuscaloosa or studying somewhere else for the summer! For the rest of us, that means almost three months with no class. Whether you choose to fill your time with internships, putting in the hours at work, or laying out by the pool, you don’t have to worry about grades or classes! We sadly said goodbye to our seniors. Ladies, we wish you the best of luck in the “real” world!
Year: Incoming Senior
Specialization: STEM Path to MBA, Pre-PA
Involvement in Delta Gamma: Director of Campus Involvement, Homecoming Basketball Team
Campus Involvement: I’m the VP Campus Involvement for UADM, an organization that has given as much to me as I have put into it. It’s incredible to be surrounded by so many college students who care so much about giving kids the childhood that they deserve and are so dedicated to a future where we can celebrate a cure for so many childhood diseases. With UADM exec, I’m also an Assistant Team Leader within UA’s Center for Service and Leadership. This role is really cool to me because it exposes me to different ways to serve the Tuscaloosa community through tons of different organizations. The people I’ve gotten to meet are pretty incredible, too.
Recent Accomplishments: I graduated! I finished my BS in biology in 3 years and will be completing my Masters of business administration during my senior year. The STEM Path to the MBA allowed me to accelerate my masters so I can finish everything in 4 years before I (hopefully) head to 2 more years of school to become a Physician assistant.
Favorite DG Memory: Living in DG with one of my closest friends. We shared a lot of laughs and a lot of love in room 217; I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Fun Fact: I have to drive south to get to Canada! I’m also a huge Shakespeare nerd.
Year: Incoming Sophomore
Major: Management Information Systems
Involvement in Delta Gamma: Banta Babe, Bid Day Committee
Campus Involvement: I am in the Honors College, which provides me an additional boost in my academics here at UA. I love the smaller class sizes and the interesting topics!
Recent Accomplishments: I was recently accepted to intern at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola FL over the summer!
Favorite DG Memory: My favorite DG memory so far is spending time in the third floor anchor room with my sisters. There are so many laughs and fun memories there! Bible study, hang out time, homework/study sessions, only good things come out of that area! Love that place and those people!
Fun Fact: I have been a competitive horseback rider for 10 years!