Founders Day

By Anna Rzepkowski, Director of Public Relations

On March 6th, 2022, Beta Psi celebrated Founders Day, an annual celebration where the chapter meets with alumnae to celebrate our founders, discuss the state of our chapter, recognize our sisters with awards, and engage in ceremony. This year, we also had the pleasure of listening to Beth Springer, our guest speaker, about the impact that Delta Gamma had on her life. 

Award recipients are as follows:

Anna Boyd Ellington Award– Presented to the chapter member who best exemplifies the ideals of

friendship. This member respects every member of the chapter and appreciates their differences.

Kayla Roberson

Eva Webb Dodd Award– Presented to the chapter member who best exemplifies the quality of loyalty. She is always willing to aid her sisters in any way required.

Blythe Foster

Mary Comfort Leonard Award– Presented to the chapter member who best exemplifies the quality of honor. This member strives to promote honesty in herself and among her sisters.

Lauren Lambert

Anchor Award– Presented to the new member that shows the most dedication to her chapter and upholds the ideals of Delta Gamma.

Veronica Szuma

Captain Award– Presented to the chapter member who shows the most dedication to her position as a director. This person understands her leadership role and works her hardest to ensure everything and everyone is taken care of.

Jordan Kramer

First Mate Award– Presented to the chapter member who displays excellence in her work within her committee.

Aspen Wilhelm

Betty Jones Bentley Award– Presented to the chapter member who always demonstrates the highest ideals of friendship.

Addie Ziegler

Dr. Judy Bonner Award– Presented to the chapter member that best exemplifies Delta Gamma. This person lives by article two.

Lawson Colgate

Appie Millsaps Award– Presented to the chapter member who shows hard-work and dedication to the chapter day in and day out. This member is always available to help a fellow sister.

Ann Margaret Christopher

Susan Kinney Award– Presented to a chapter member who has exhibited initiative, drive, and ambition. This girl works hard in Delta Gamma as well as in the community.

Taryn Geiger

Lauranne Krudop Riley Award– This is a new award this year, and it is presented to the chapter member that exemplifies leadership qualities both in the chapter and in campus activities. This girl also pushes her sisters to achieve their goals in the chapter, in campus activities, and in scholarship.

Elise Randolph

Additionally, the following alumnae were recognized for over 50 years of membership: 

Jan Ellison (61 years)

Betty Moon (59 years)

Mickie Keith (55 years)

Mary Sue Cain (54 years)

Millie Chastain (54 years)

Patsy Martens (52 years)

Debbie Campbell (51 years)

Donna Jackson, the current House Corporation president, reached 50 years of membership this year, so congratulations to her as well. 

We also recognized the House Corporation Board Members who are as follows:

President: Donna Jackson

Vice President: Amy Davis 

Treasurer: Cassie Snodgrass

Secretary: Millie Chastain

Directors at Large: Merrell Rogers 

Employment Committee Chair: Rita DiBella

Thank you to all of the Alumnae, Advisors, and members who make Delta Gamma the incredible sisterhood that it is. We are all thankful for what this organization has given us and we are committed to not only doing good every day, but doing better than we did yesterday. Here’s to 149 years of the Delta Gamma Fraternity, and many more!

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