Thursday, August 27, 2015

Delta Gamma President Shows #IAmASororityWoman Support

I am a leader. I am a business woman. I am a volunteer. I am a philanthropist. I am a
mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece. I am a wife. I am an advisor, a mentor, a role-model. I am a friend and confidant. I am a traveler, sailor, skier, reader, writer. I'm a big picture thinker, a visionary. I look for solutions and possibilities. I believe in the power of women. I am all of this and so much more, and I am not alone. I am a Delta Gamma. #IAmASororityWoman

Stacia Rudge Skoog, Beta Zeta-Denison
International President
Delta Gamma

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Tau, Lambda Theta Alpha, Zeta Tau Alpha Show #IAmASororityWoman Support

"Sorority membership has taught me that when women stand together and support one another, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. I am honored to lead an organization that is committed to building confidence in women and girls everywhere. I am a sorority woman because linking arms with sisters who share a vision and a creed makes me a better leader and a better woman as together we seek that which is honorable, beautiful and highest. #IAmASororityWoman”
Alison Jakes Argersinger
National President
Kappa Delta Sorority

I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as National President of Sigma Delta Tau. I am the leader I am today because of the skills I learned through sorority life in college, the volunteer opportunities I was given on our National Council, and the countless women I have utilized as role models and mentors. I am truly honored to empower collegiate women today through scholarship, service, leadership and sisterhood.  #IAmASororityWoman #SDTEmpowers
Michelle Carlson 
National President
Sigma Delta Tau

#IAmASororityWoman because since becoming a Sister of Lambda Theta Alpha in 2004, I  have experienced how being part of a sorority empowers women to be resilient leaders, provide a platform to serve the greater community, and opens an extended family to rely on as we grow personally and professionally.  I recognize the benefits of being part of a sorority and I make sure that I seek out those benefits to its full advantage as I balance career and family while also facing challenges that affect me as a woman and Latina. Ultimately, my time as a sorority member is priceless because no matter how many volunteer hours or responsibilities I commit to my sorority - it still doesn’t compare to the opportunities, life lessons, and lifelong friends that I have received from it.  
Beatriz A. Barragan 
National President 
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.  

As a collegiate member of Zeta Tau Alpha, I learned our motto is “Seek the Noblest.” Noble wasn’t a word I used often as an 18-year-old, but my chapter’s dedication to our founding values helped me understand the importance of upholding our Fraternity’s honorable principles and values. They have become my guide for my roles as mother, volunteer and leader. I am proud to serve an organization of women who still strive every day to “Seek the Noblest.” #IAmASororityWoman
Carolyn Hof Carpenter
National President
Zeta Tau Alpha

Monday, August 24, 2015

Learn more about The Order of the Delta Gamma Rose

The Order of the Delta Gamma Rose - The Order of the Delta Gamma Rose is the highest award presented by the Fraternity, honoring alumnae who have made distinguished contributions to their nation and/or the world. Recipients are renowned in their chosen fields, and MUST have received (inter)national recognition because of their individual efforts and talents. Ann Glossup Bordelon, Alpha Omega-Arkansas, received the Order of the Delta Gamma Rose Award in 2015 as recognition for her unparalleled excellence in both the national and international business world, having reached the apex of an impressive career while being an immeasurable credit to our beloved Fraternity. Ann worked as senior vice president and chief financial officer for both Sam’s Club and Walmart Asia. She was a board member for Walmart Mexico and is the immediate past senior vice president of finance and strategy-U.S. Operations. Her success is underscored by her membership in the International Women’s Forum, as a member of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Women’s Leadership Board, the Sam W. Walton College of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Board and her work with the International Accounting Standards Board. Also, Ann always finds time for Delta Gamma, having served on our Foundation Board of Trustees with great devotion and applied acumen. Ann is truly a deserving recipient of the Order of the Delta Gamma Rose Award.

Do Ann’s successes and contributions sound like the actions of another alumna you know? Nominate her for the Rose Award! You can find Rose Award instructions here.

Learn more about the Shield Award

The Shield Award - The Shield Award recognizes alumnae who have achieved unique and noteworthy distinctions through leadership and verifiable accomplishments in their chosen fields of professional expertise. Dr. Karla Treckel Mugler, Gamma Epsilon-Kent State, received the Shield Award in 2015 in recognition of her leadership as a powerful force in higher education and an inspiration to thousands of students across the country. Karla views education as the key to helping prepare students for careers and further education, as well as a means to support their families and contribute to the world. She served as dean of University College for the
University of Akron and influenced women throughout Ohio as a leader in the Ohio Women’s Network. Karla’s brand of “Do Good” has led her to become a respected leader on transfer and veteran’s initiatives for the Ohio Board of Regents, as well as the Association of Deans and Directors of University Colleges. Karla’s distinguished career highlights her genuine ability to guide and mentor students in a university environment. We are so proud to call her “sister.”  

Do Karla’s successes and contributions sound like the actions of another alumna you know? Nominate her for the Shield Award! You can find Shield Award instructions here.

Learn more about the Loyalty Award

The Loyalty Award - The Loyalty Award recognizes alumnae who have continued to serve the Fraternity for at least 10 years following recognition with the Fraternity’s Cable Award. This alumna is a woman who exhibits extraordinary commitment and distinctive dedication to Delta Gamma. Paula Jean Ellwein, Alpha Lambda-Drake, received the Loyalty Award in 2015 recognizing her incredible, continued commitment to Delta Gamma following her receipt of Fraternity’s Cable Award in 1996. She subsequently served as a Council Appointed Coordinator for both Epsilon Mu-William and Mary and Eta Mu-Lake Forest. She also served as secretary for the Delta Gamma Society of Minnesota, president and director-at-large for the 125th Anniversary Committee for Lambda-Minnesota and as a member of the Awards Committee. Paula continues to “Do Good” whenever an opportunity presents itself – epitomizing what “loyalty” to Delta Gamma truly is.

Do Paula’s successes and contributions sound like the actions of another alumna you know? Nominate her for the Loyalty Award! You can find Loyalty Award instructions here.

Learn more about the Cable Award

The Cable Award - The Cable Award recognizes alumnae who, through years of serving Delta Gamma, have evidenced unusual loyalty and devotion far beyond normal alumnae participation. Elizabeth Blackburn Reece, Epsilon Gamma-Virginia, received the Cable Award in 2015 in recognition of her incredible leadership in the Northern Virginia alumnae chapter for more than 10 years. Elizabeth is best known for her cheerful, “Do Good” attitude and her commitment to furthering the chapter’s goals. Her alumnae activities included serving in many executive board roles, ranging from chapter president to vice president: membership, 2004 Convention publicity chairman and as the long-running chair of the chapter’s iconic, annual Holiday Cards for Foundations fundraiser. Elizabeth is also a recipient of the Katie Hale Award, which recognizes loyalty, friendship and devotion to the Northern Virginia alumnae chapter.

Do Elizabeth’s successes and contributions sound like the actions of another alumna you know? Nominate her for the Cable Award! You can find Cable Award instructions here.

Learn more about the Oxford Award

The Oxford Award - The Oxford Award recognizes alumnae who exemplify the Delta Gamma philosophy of community service through volunteer and philanthropic activities. Recipients bring a sense of pride to their alumnae groups through outstanding community efforts and involvement. Lucinda Rice-Petrie, Mu-Missouri, received the Oxford Award in 2015 in recognition of her lifetime commitment to “Doing Good” as a tireless volunteer and philanthropic powerhouse. Her leadership in the Greater Kansas City alumnae chapter’s fundraising projects, from the House Tour to the Poinsettia Sale and the Plant Sale, is legendary. Her outstanding commitment to the community garnered her recognition as the 2004 Historic Kansas City Volunteer Service Award recipient. She was also made the 2007 Honorary Member of the Kansas City Young Matrons for exceptional service, and has received numerous other accolades for her volunteer spirit. Lucinda has contributed mightily to her chapter of Initiation, serving on the House Corporation Board with distinction meriting her receipt of the Eurethe Grant Doane Alumnae Award from the Mu House Corporation in 2011. Lucinda makes all who know her proud to say, “Why, yes, she is a Delta Gamma – and she is my sister!”

Do Lucinda’s successes and contributions sound like the actions of another alumna you know? Nominate her for the Oxford Award! You can find Oxford Award instructions here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Phi Mu, Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Phi Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma Show #IAmASororityWoman Support

I became a Chapter Consultant for Phi Mu after my chapter at Hanover College hosted a consultant who worked with us during our recruitment.  I thought Patty was the most amazing woman I ever met!  Little did I know that the decision to travel and  help our chapters develop across the country would result in my passion for working with our collegiate and alumnae members.   While I cite member development, leadership opportunities and philanthropic giving as my motivation for giving volunteer time to my organization, ultimately it's the sisterhood that keeps me engaged.   I have "sisters" within my organization and with Panhellenic women across the miles and years who hold the most special place in my heart. #IAmASororityWoman

Beth Monnin
National President
Phi Mu

As a double legacy, I went to college knowing I would join a sorority. What I didn’t know was how impactful that experience would be and how my membership would shape the woman I am today. Each moment of my sisterhood has enlightened my spirit, broadened my understanding, driven me to reach for greater success, created a foundation of giving back to my community and encouraged me to embrace experiences with graceful enthusiasm! #IAmASororityWoman   

Rie Gerah Hoehner 
International President 
Alpha Gamma Delta

Ever since joining the Theta Phi Alpha sisterhood, I’ve been guided by the values listed in our creed to remind me of the best path forward through career decisions, friendships, motherhood and now as National President. I’ll always treasure the lifelong bonds I have with my sisters and for these reasons I proudly share that #IAmASororityWoman.

Laura Foley 
National President
Theta Phi Alpha

I have volunteered for Phi Sigma Sigma for more than 20 years because I passionately believe in the benefits of the sorority experience.  As the international president, my goal is to promote a supportive culture where our collegiate and alumnae members can aim high and achieve their goals.  The organization’s values and ritual have helped shape who I am, and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back.  #IAmASororityWoman

Alicia Scott
Phi Sigma Sigma

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Delta Zeta, Pi Beta Phi, Gamma Phi Beta Show #IAmASororityWoman Support

"My commitment to my sorority fulfills a global purpose to touch lives that are truly forever changed. I have the power to make a difference to those who my life may touch in slight measure, as I give graciously of what is mine. I am the better for having served. #IAmASororityWoman"
Diane M. Stecher 
National President 
Delta Zeta Sorority

"My collegiate and alumnae experience in Pi Beta Phi have helped to shape me into the woman I am today.  I can never repay all Pi Phi has given me so I serve my beloved Fraternity in an effort to pay it forward. #IAmASororityWoman" 
Paula Shepherd 
Grand President
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity

“Gamma Phi Beta’s mission, to inspire the highest type of womanhood, evokes a smile every time I read, write or say it. Why? Because it’s relevant in my everyday life! For me, being a sorority woman is more than the letters we wear; it’s about being a confident woman of character, who lives our values each day.#IAmASororityWoman"
Krista Davis  
International President
Gamma Phi Beta 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Sigma Kappa Show #IAmASororityWoman Support

When I pledged my organization, I was a reluctant member at best. It wasn't until my sisters taught me to believe in myself that I truly understood the power of sorority. Today I cherish the opportunity to help provide our members with the tools they need to be successful so they can become the women they aspire to be. #IAmASororityWoman

Beth Black 
Fraternity President
Kappa Kappa Gamma 

I am thankful to be a sorority woman and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha because of the opportunity to live my values through service and leadership.  I am able to strive to be my very best because of the lifelong friendships and mentors who assist me along my journey as a woman of poise and purpose.  I serve as national president because I know the impact of sorority membership, and I want to ensure its future!   #iamasororitywoman

Melissa Koch Merriam
Alpha Sigma Alpha

As the National President for Sigma Kappa I have the extreme pleasure of leading an organization that does so much for young collegiate women and that sisterhood continues on throughout their life. I have three daughters and, of course, we would want them to be members of our own organization as a legacy, but sometimes the universities they chose to attend have different NPC groups – so two of my daughters are members of Delta Zeta and one is a member of Kappa Delta.   They are having a wonderful Panhellenic experience – they are experiencing being on executive council, recruitment, leadership conferences, etc.   I am so happy to say I have such a Panhellenic family!   #IAmASororityWoman.

Cheri De Jong
National President
Sigma Kappa