by Emma Bannen, Director of PR
What a great way to start out the month! Delta Gamma held its first ever sisterhood party on the first day of March. Everyone donned their most colorful wigs and danced like no one was watching. No dates, just sisters having a fun night together! The band played lots of throwback hits and we all knew every word. It was truly a night to remember!
Beta Psi celebrated Delta Gamma Founders Day on March 4, 2018 at Northriver Yacht Club. Collegians and Alumnae from all over the country gathered together to celebrate 144 years of Delta Gamma sisterhood! Kate Stanton, Council Trustee: Fraternity Programming (Alpha Iota, University of Oklahoma) spoke to us about what Delta Gamma has meant and continues to mean to her throughout various stages of her life. Numerous awards were given out, honoring many of our sisters. A great time of celebration was enjoyed by all. Check out this post to read more about Founders Day 2018!
Delta Gamma held its second annual Anchor Slam basketball tournament this month. Over thirty teams started the competition but only one rose to victory. A few of the members of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity were the champions of this year’s Anchor Slam! (Fun Fact: ZBT was also the defending champion from last year.) This event raised over ten thousand dollars for Service for Sight!
Over fifty sisters headed out to the woods for our Chapter Retreat at the end of this month. S’mores, hiking, and sisterhood: what could be better? Sisters enjoyed a camping trip put on by our vp: programming. This was a great time to get away from a hectic routine of classes and extracurriculars. Camping gave us some much needed time away to finish the semester!
Delta Gamma recently competed in Greek Week! Greek Week is a week-long competition put on by the UA Greek Programming Board. We competed in bowling, dodgeball, the Greek Sing dance competition, and more. Delta Gamma took first place in Greek Sing, first place for Spirit and second place overall!
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Major: Communicative Disorders
Involvement in Delta Gamma: Anchor splash coach, spirit committee for homecoming/greek week
Campus Involvement: I am involved in UADM and love it so much because I feel like I really get to make a difference in an organization that is much bigger than myself! I am also involved in NSSHLA for my major which involves raising money for speech & hearing disorders as well as making connections within my major.
Recent Accomplishments: I made the dean’s list for the second semester in a row! I also raised $200 for UADM.
Favorite DG Memory: My favorite memory in DG so far would have to be being involved with greek week and derby days because I got to see the bonds of our sisterhood cheering everyone on and meet a lot of great girls I had never really met before. It was also so exciting when we won both events! We had such an amazing energy as a chapter and I can’t wait for this year.
Major: Telecommunication & Film
Minors: Communication Studies & Sports Journalism
Specialization: Electronic News
Involvement in Delta Gamma: I was the director of intramurals for 2 years, as well as participating in intramurals for DG.
Campus Involvement: Since summer after my sophomore year, I’ve worked at WVUA 23, the local television news station here in Tuscaloosa. They have a phenomenal internship program that has allowed me to grow and gain so much experience in my field before I even start applying for jobs. I’m both a reporter and producer in their news and sports departments. I’ve also held the communication chair and Secretary positions for the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) on campus.
Recent Accomplishments: I made the President’s List (again!!), and that’s truly one of my biggest accomplishments because school has never really been my thing; if you told me in high school I would ever be making a 4.0, I never would’ve believed you.
Favorite DG Memory: This is gonna sound really cheesy, but it’s hard to narrow down the past 3 1/2 years and pick one favorite. If I had to say one right now, it would be my last pref ceremony from this past recruitment. Every year all of the seniors always cry and get really emotional knowing that it’s their last party of recruitment, but being with the girls in my pledge class that I’ve been with since day 1 and seeing how far we’ve come over the years; it was a moment of pure bliss knowing that I’ve spent my college years with the best friends and the best sorority I could have asked for.
Fun Fact: Volleyball has been a huge part of my life, and I actually went to my first match when I was 9 days old for my older sister’s tournament.
Major: Chemical Engineering
Involvement in Delta Gamma: I was the Crimson Village chair, and I served on this past years nominating committee!
Campus Involvement: I am an ambassador for both the Honors College and the STEM Path to the MBA program, and both of the opportunities allow me to meet so many new people and hopefully inspire potential students to attend UA! I am also a BRIGHT mentor, so I have the chance to go to local elementary schools once a week and read to the kids there!
Recent Accomplishments: I am currently completing a co-op at Goodyear Tire and Rubber! Also, I have made Dean’s List every semester since starting college!
Favorite DG Memory: My favorite memory has been living in the DG house. I’ve formed so many incredible friendships just by living right down the hall from my sisters, and I wouldn’t trade that for the world. (Also, it makes the snack cabinet very convenient.)
Fun Fact: I was the youngest person in my graduating class in high school!