August 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

Getting Ready for MC ’19

Without our preparation during work week and recruitment, we wouldn’t have been able to welcome all of our new members. Our recruitment team made all of the hard work worth it with themed days, fun activities, and the best member class on the row running home to Delta Gamma. Thanks to everyone for such an amazing recruitment!

 

 

Bid Day & Beyond!

Bid Day

On August 18th, after a long week of recruitment, the Beta Psi chapter welcomed home 120 new members. New members and their families celebrated bid day at the Delta Gamma mansion with Full Moon barbecue, Steel City Pops and lots of love from their new sisters. We’re so happy to finally have our girls in our arms. Welcome home MC ’19, we love you!

 

 

Bid Day Retreat

The newest Delta Gamma sisters departed after their Bid Day fun for the annual new member retreat at the Georgia Aquarium. Here they were able to spend the night sleeping “under the sea”.

 

 

Bid Day Sisterhood

We celebrated the Beta Psi chapter with a sisterhood date party at The Bear Trap in Tuscaloosa. Decked out in glitter and colors, we were livin’ the dream… dancing and singing the night away with our sisters!

 

 

First Day of Fall Semester

Who wouldn’t be excited for the first day of classes with our Delta Gamma sisters?! With work week and recruitment successfully over, we are settled into the Delta Gamma mansion and prepared to start school. We’re on the road to success this semester!

 

DG Drops a Pin – Summer 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

What’s adventurous, passionate and has women popping gammas all over? Beta Psi’s summer! Here’s a look at the incredible places our sisters traveled over the past few months:

April 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

Golden Anchor Gala

We were beyond excited to host Beta Psi’s first ever Golden Anchor Gala! It was a night of fundraising at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Tuscaloosa with our sisters, alumnae, and special guests. A silent auction and donations helped us to raise ____ for our philanthropy, Service for Sight. Shoutout to our amazing VP Foundation, Eliane Volk, for organizing this event!

 

 

BETA PSIched for Summer

Although we are not so BETA PSIched to summer without our sisters, we had a blast at our end of the year date party! Held at Black Warrior Field, we soaked up the sun while jamming out to a DJ. There’s no other way we’d want to celebrate a semester of hard work than having a blast with our sisters.

 

 

We love you, Seniors!

To member class 2015, the class of 2019, we are beyond proud of you ladies. Thank you for being role models to our chapter by giving out endless love and support. We are going to miss you all so much, but we can’t wait to watch you all thrive. Cheers to y’all, congratulations sisters!

 

 

March 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

Founders Day

March 15th marks 145 years of Delta Gamma Fraternity. Shoutout to Mary, Anna, and Eva on this very special day! We’re so thankful they founded Delta Gamma and provided us an eternity of sisterhood; one for hope, for strength, and for life. We are so blessed to have our sisters by our side. Happy Founder’s Day!

 

DG Drops a Pin, Spring Break Edition

All smiles for spring break! We’re soaking up every bit of break, on the beach and in the snow. Spring break is all fun and games, especially when traveling with our sisters!

Check out a few amazing places our sisters spent their breaks below:

 

Surprise Date Party

Wake up, it’s game day! We celebrated March Madness with a jersey themed date party at The Bear Trap in downtown Tuscaloosa. Our sisters and their dates balled out to entertainment provided by a DJ. We’ve got DG in our final four brackets, who do you have?

 

Panhellenic Love

We’ve had so much fun doing good within our Panhellenic community. From puffy paint coloring pages for visually impaired kids with the women of Pi Beta Phi to sweets and smiles with our Sigma Kappa girls, there’s nothing like Panhellenic love!

 

Greek Week

All we do is win, win, win! We are so honored to be Greek Week champs! Our sisters along with the members of Theta Chi, Sigma Gamma Rho and Phi Kappa Sigma placed first place in karaoke, tug-of-war, trivia and Greek Sing, and third place in bowling and in basketball spirit. Thanks to everyone who made this week so much fun and helped us bring home the W!

Chapter Retreat

Oh, what fun we had in Birmingham with our sisters! A stay at the Embassy Suites was the perfect weekend getaway. We rolled in hot Saturday to the bowling alley. Sunday, we took trips to the Birmingham Zoo, The Summit, and an escape room with our sisters. Thanks for an amazing weekend, DG!

February 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

Anchor Ball

We kicked off February by dressing to the nines and dancing the night away with our beautiful sisters! Our first date party of the semester was a dream. The event was held at Half Shell Oyster House in downtown Tuscaloosa. Our Delta Gamma sisters enjoyed a festive night with their guests, dancing the night away to a live band.

 

Parents’ Weekend

Parents’ Weekend, BEST WEEKEND! We are so thankful to have spent the weekend with the ones who support us in all that we do: our wonderful parents. Our sisters and their families started the special weekend with a social Friday night, held at Northriver Yacht Club. Saturday night we filled our plates and stomachs with delicious food, courtesy of R Davidson Chophouse. Sunday, our sisters and their families wrapped up the weekend with brunch at our beloved house. We were honored to celebrate the best of the best all weekend long. Parents and families, thank you for all that you do for us!

 

Galentine’s Day

Why have one Galentine when you can have 400+?! We celebrated our sweet sisters on Galentine’s Day with lots of desserts, smiles, and love. We couldn’t ask for better gals to spend this day with. Thanks for being the x’s to our o’s, sisters!

Milk and Cookies

We love milk, cookies and Service for Sight! We are so thankful for everyone who came to support our Milk and Cookies event. Our sisters had a blast eating cookies with our guests and FUNdraising for our special philanthropy, Service for Sight! This event helped us to raise over $12,000 for Service for Sight!

Sisterhood Date Party

Boas, beads and MΔΓDI GRAS! No need to travel to NOLA when we can celebrate right here in T-town with our sisters. Our sisterhood date party was held at The Bear Trap in downtown Tuscaloosa, with entertainment provided by a DJ. We were happy to dance and pardi gras with our sisters all night long!

January 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

New Year, New CMT!

Get to know our 2019 CMT here!

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Doing Good in the New Year

Our members’ plan to take care of themselves and others this year.

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Freshman, Sophia Olson, intends to get involved on campus and with her sisters while maintaining a high GPA. Freshman, Alyse Montgomery, aims to hold herself and sisters responsible for being productive and positive in the new year.

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Sophomore, Skylar Doss, plans to encourage her sisters to keep their New Years’ resolutions and hold each other accountable in working toward their goals.

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Junior and Senior sisters, Kate and Kristina Taylor, aspire to do more things that make themselves happy and to encourage that in others. Between all the monotonous tasks we have to complete, they feel like it is important to incorporate little things that are motivating and inspiring.

Ice Skating Our Way Into the Spring Semester

What better way to start off the Spring semester than ice skating into it with our sweet sisters?! We took a trip to the rink to catch up with each other after one long month apart. Lots of falls and laughter made for a great bonding experience. We missed our sisters so much and we’re so glad to be back together!

Sisterhood Splotlights

Delaney Eber

Year: Sophomore

Major: Accounting

Involvement in Delta Gamma: 2017-2018 Co-Director of Service & currently Director of T-Shirts

Campus Involvement: I am involved with the Culverhouse College of Business LIFT Program where we volunteer at different places in the community such as high schools, retirement communities, & working with veterans to teach them various business tools like Office and Powerpoint, how to use the internet, and basic financial planning. I think it’s really awesome to be able to give back to the community that I call home for so much of the year and getting to connect with people in different stages of life than I am. I have also participated in UA Dance Marathon and work at a local coffee shop!

Recent Accomplishments: I recently accepted a summer accounting internship at a public accounting firm in my hometown!

Favorite DG Memory: For fall break this year (which happened to be my birthday weekend), my big, Claire and two of my best friends, Caroline and Amber, and I all road tripped to Claire’s house in Texas. It was the most fun 8-hour car ride I’ve ever had! We went to Six Flags, Magnolia Silos and Market, and spent my birthday at Billy Bob’s to two-step and watch bull riding!

Fun Fact: The only time I ever went skiing, I fell off the ski lift. It sparked my fear of heights that has taken me years to finally break!

Zoe Coetzee

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Minor: Pre-Med

Involvement in Delta Gamma: Director of Service

Campus Involvement: Involved with DCH regional medical hospital! Earning hours in the NICU and Oncology Unit. It means a lot to me because I am able to see firsthand how a little help from someone can go a long way and am able to see how people volunteering brightens the patients days

Favorite DG Memory: My favorite DG memory so far was the Ice Ice DG, I think that everyone really showed up going all out in their outfits and it was really cool to see such enthusiasm for sisterhood!

Fun Fact: My family is from South Africa, I am the first generation of American Students!

 

December 2018

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

DG Drops A Pin, Winter Break Edition

‘Tis the season to explore! From the sea to the slopes, our sisters spent their winter breaks traveling the globe. We were thrilled to be home for the holidays, creating and celebrating traditions. We’re so thankful to have sisters from all across the country, but we can’t wait to be back in Tuscaloosa with them!

Check out a few amazing places our sisters spent their breaks below:

 

November 2018

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

Ice Ice DG

DG’s back with a brand new sisterhood event! Even the cold can’t stop us from hanging out with our sisters. What better than kicking off the holiday season with a night of dancing, decorating cookies, and watching movies at our home away from home?!

Thankful for Sisterhood

One week without our sweet sisters… we almost didn’t make it! From Saturday’s in Bryant Denny to puppies, pizza and philanthropy events, we are blessed to always have our sisters by our side. We are so thankful for the endless love, laughter and memories we have shared this year. We look forward to spending many more years surrounded by our amazing sisters!

It’s Christmas Time, in Tuscaloosa!

As we wrap up the semester, projects and tests fill our days. We took a trip to the Tuscaloosa Barnyard for a study break. Quality time with our sisters, adorable animals, Christmas lights, and hot cocoa… what more could us girls want?!

Tacky Christmas

The tackier the sweater, the merrier the holiday! Our last date party of the semester was nothing less than spectacular. The event was held at The Historic Drish House in downtown Tuscaloosa. Our Delta Gamma sister’s enjoyed a festive night with their guests, dancing the night away to a live band. There’s nothing ELF to say other than that our sisters SLEIGHED at Tacky Christmas!

October 2018

by Emma Bannen, Director of PR

Anchor Splash

One of Delta Gamma’s biggest fundraising events, Anchor Splash, was a huge success again this year. Beta Psi partnered with University of Alabama fraternities for an afternoon of fun, benefitting service for sight. Each fraternity chose an anchor man to represent them in the pageant and talent competition. With talents ranging from playing  instruments to doing the splits, there was not a dull moment at Anchor Splash 2018. To finish out the competition, each participating fraternity performed a dance routine. Congrats to this year’s winner Sigma Phi Epsilon!

 

Sisters for Life

This month, Beta Psi welcomed our newest sisters into our chapter through initiation. Family members joined the newly initiated sisters for a celebration after the ceremony. The sacred ritual of initiation is an important moment in the life of any Delta Gamma woman. Now that our newest sisters are initiated, they are welcomed into lifelong membership in Delta Gamma.

 

Spooky Semi

Delta Gamma held its annual semi-formal date party at Chophouse this month. In honor of Halloween, the venue was decked out in spooky decorations fit for the occasion. Delta Gamma sisters and their guests danced the night away together. Entertainment was provided by a live band. It’s so nice to be able to put on our best dresses and dance all night with our sisters!

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

by Emma Bannen, Director of PR

OVERBOΔΓD

Mermaids and pirates and shipwrecks, oh my! Our first date party of the semester was a huge hit. The event was held at Wilhagan’s bar in downtown Tuscaloosa and music was provided by a live band. Delta Gamma sisters and their guests enjoyed an incredible time of dancing and listening to music. This was definitely a night we ARR(GH) never going to forget!

 

SLICES FOR SIGHT

This month, the Beta Psi chapter hosted its first ever Slices for Sight philanthropy event. Delta Gamma partnered with the Delta Chi fraternity to host this fun-filled event. DG sisters and friends enjoyed endless pizza and cuddly canine friends. Our director of banners provided us with the perfect backdrop to capture our memories (shoutout to Nikki). This is the first time DG has partnered with a fraternity on campus for a philanthropy event, but it will not be the last. We raised over $3000 for Service for Sight and The V Foundation.

 

PJ Party!

We love our PJs at Beta Psi! Our new members cozied up in their pajamas to get to know their new sisters at the new member lock-in. They spent time learning about Delta Gamma and doing bonding activities and finished the night out with a movie. Later in the month, juniors and seniors put on their PJs again for a night of dancing at Galettes. With two floors and two DJs, there was plenty of room to have a good time. This event was a great time for our juniors and seniors to spend some quality time together.

 

 

The Big Reveal

The only thing better than getting your bid… is getting your big! After a few days of secret notes and gifts from their bigs, our new members finally got to find out who would be their big. Several generations of Delta Gamma families gathered at Super Skate to surprise their newest additions. We dressed up in matching outfits and skated our hearts out, already in love with our littles.

 

 

SIX FLAGS

With school starting to pick up, we all needed a break. So, Beta Psi took a trip to Six Flags Over Georgia. A day filled with rides and sisterhood time is just what we needed to make it to fall break! We packed our fanny packs with the essentials and squeezed in as many roller coasters as possible. The Six Flags sisterhood is one that our sisters look forward to every year.

 

 

SISTERHOOD SPOTLIGHTS

Alex Nehib

 

Year: Junior

Major: Chemical Engineering

Minor: Mathematics

Involvement in Delta Gamma: Former Director of Scholarship Programming

Campus Involvement: I’m involved with the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers on campus. Both are great ways to meet new people in my department as well as make networking connections. For fun, I’m involved with CHAARG which is a female empowerment and fitness club that’s all about health and wellness. This is my favorite part of the week and I love going to weekly workouts and small groups with my DG sisters!

Recent Accomplishments: I’m currently working in my second term as an Engineering Co-Op at Georgia Pacific. Being away from campus all week is hard, but the opportunity to work for one of the largest privately held corporations and learn more about my field has been incredibly valuable.

Favorite DG Memory: Taking road trips with my sisters to each other’s hometowns! We’ve been to Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta and more!

Fun Fact: I’m a huge hockey fan! (Go Dallas Stars!)

 

Lawson Colgate

 

Year: Freshman

Major: Public Relations

Minor: General Business & Spanish

Involvement in Delta Gamma: Homecoming dance team, Anchor Splash J-Board

Campus Involvement: On campus, I’m involved in Capstone Agency, Public Relations Student Society of America, and Capstone Communication Student Society. Capstone Agency is PRSSA nationally affiliated, student-run integrated communications firm. I am an Assistant Media Coordinator for Capstone Agency and work with EcoCAR to communicate the competition to the media. Being involved in Capstone Agency is very important to me because it reflects what my future could look like. As a PR major, I could possibly work for a communications firm. Capstone Agency also provides me with amazing students that push me to my limits and inspire me to be the best PR student I can be. PRSSA is a pre-professional organization that provides me with information about the public relations professions, networks with professionals and educators in the industry and improves my communication skills. CCSS is a similar organization. It provides me with access to all events, speakers, and anything else happening that’s C&IS related. These organizations provide me with hands on experience and learning.

Recent Accomplishments: I recently was accepted into the Capstone Agency as an Assistant Media Coordinator. I was one of 32/198 applicants accepted this fall. Writing industry newsletters, news releases, pitches, and blogs, I work with EcoCar to broadcast the competition.

Favorite DG Memory: My favorite DG memory so far is Bid Day. I loved running home to DG and starting to meet all my sisters. Bid day was so fun and everyone I met was very welcoming.

Fun Fact: A fun fact is that I currently run my own personal blog page in Instagram and my own personal YouTube channel where I post videos about my life.