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by Hilary Keeley, Gamma Iota - University of Florida On Monday, October 8, 2018 my mother and grandmother left my house…
Alpha Delta Pi announces the closure of Gamma Nu chapter at William Jewell College, effective December 2, 2018.
Atlanta, Ga. — Alpha Delta Pi announces the closure of Gamma Nu chapter at William Jewell College, effective December 2, 2018.
After thoughtful discussion and consideration, the collegiate members of Gamma Nu voted to request closure after struggling to maintain a chapter size to support their desired membership experience. Alpha Delta Pi’s Grand Council received and approved the chapter’s request.
“I remain so proud of our collegiate members in how they make decisions as a team and the way they treat others,” Emily Erkel, Alpha Delta Pi International President, said. “They are mature, passionate, intelligent and courageous women with values that mirror the attributes of our founders. They live our motto in all they do.”
The Gamma Nu chapter was installed on April 23, 1949. Prior to its installment, Gamma Nu was the local sorority TNT at William Jewell College and was organized in 1922. Gamma Nu is the home chapter of former Alpha Delta Pi Grand President Margaret Anne MacDonald Bundy who served in the role from 1989 to 1991 and was instrumental in developing the Total Membership Education approach. The closing ceremony took place at William Jewell College on Sunday, December 2 with over 200 Alpha Delta Pi sisters present. Collegiate members were granted alumnae status, and all Gamma Nu alumnae were invited to be active members of the Gamma Nu Alumnae Association, which was chartered on Sunday.
“Membership does not end for Gamma Nu members with the closure of their collegiate chapter, and we are excited to see the contributions alumnae continue to make in Alpha Delta Pi,” said Ms. Erkel.
Founded at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Ga., on May 15, 1851, Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society established for college women. Its principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and service guide more than 265,000 women in 160 active collegiate chapters and over 150 alumnae associations of Alpha Delta Pi.
###Published: December 10, 2018
The 2018 Emerging Leader and Ruth Pretty Palmer recipients were announced this year at District Leadership Seminar.
The 2018 Emerging Leader Award Winners are:
Kekai Aquino, Epsilon Rho
Haleigh Avila, Tau
Melissa Bergmann, Epsilon Omicron
Mary Brinsko, Delta
Haley Crews, Gamma Theta
Marggi de Lusignan, Theta Pi
Devyn Diolazo, Upsilon
Madeline Filling, Theta Beta
Riley Geran, Zeta Omicron
Mikaela Guido, Gamma Gamma
Summer Jefferson, Delta Sigma
Pooja Juvekar, Zeta Omicron
Morgan Kaplan, Delta Nu
Brittany Kiss, Sigma
Elsa Mann, Alpha Psi
Lindsey Medeiros, Zeta Alpha
Bri Mirabile, Alpha Pi
Sarah Oakes, Gamma Theta
Michaela O'Connell, Gamma Omicron
Annie Ortega, Gamma Iota
Olivia Pruss, Alpha Eta
Rachel Ring, Psi
Adriana Sclafani, Sigma
Allie Selsberg, Gamma Omicron
Kelsey Shreve, Gamma Theta
Brianna Stevens, Theta Xi
Marissa Stinnett, Alpha Chi
Morgan Van Deynze, Beta Theta
Annie Velasco, Delta
Emily Waren, Alpha Eta
Nicole Webb, Gamma Mu
Naomi Westbrook, Omega
Anna Witwer, Tau
The 2018 Ruth Pretty Palmer Award Winners are:
Francesca Caravella, Theta Beta
Laryn Hilderbrandt, Epsilon Delta
Denton Hunter, Epsilon Eta
Rachel Ricker, Alpha Kappa
Cheyenne Ross, Delta Beta
Sarah Stewart, Rho
Hannah Summer, Zeta Sigma
Sarah Whitman, Gamma Xi
Gabby Williams, Alpha EpsilonPublished: August 8, 2018
The 2018 Dorothy Shaw recipients were announced this year at Leadership Seminar.
The Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award is the highest individual honor given to a collegiate member
of Alpha Delta Pi. Applications are available online each spring. The completed forms must be
submitted to Executive Office by the date listed on the nomination form. The Dorothy Shaw
Leadership Award is given annually to a collegiate member of Alpha Delta Pi who:
• Is a current Junior or Senior
• Has a cumulative 3.40 GPA and is active in the sorority chapter as well as on campus.
• Has supporting information as requested on the application form.
This award is named in honor of Dorothy Pierpont Shaw, who pledged at Rho Chapter, Boston
University, in the fall of 1915, and initiated in February 1916. She later transferred to Psi Chapter,
University of California, Berkeley. Between 1920 and 1931, she served as Alumnae Secretary,
Registrar, Historian, Province President, and Grand Convention Manager. She published the first
national membership directory for the sorority.
The 2018 Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award recipients have held offices within Alpha Delta Pi from
Pride Leader to President. On campus, they were leaders and members of clubs and organizations
such as Student Government, Panhellenic Council, Mortar Board, professional organizations, and
sports teams. Some were also awarded Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year.
In the community, they volunteered countless hours with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics,
Relay for Life, and of course the Ronald McDonald House. Finally, with an average of a 3.73 GPA,
they are members of numerous honor societies including Order of Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta,
Omicron Delta Kappa, and Golden Key International Honor Society. Their lists of
accomplishments are long and impressive.
Erin Beauregard, Epsilon Rho - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kaitlin Brandt, Theta Eta – Drake University
Grace Davis, Delta Delta – University of Arkansas
Elaine Foley, Eta Nu – St. Louis University
Laura Frazier, Gamma Chi – Texas Christian University
Tori Hack, Theta Xi – University of Central Oklahoma
Annabelle Hale, Zeta Beta – North Carolina State University
Liz Hersey, Zeta Chi – Baylor University
Sarah Catherine Hurlock, Alpha Kappa – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lydia Johnson, Kappa – Samford University
Erin Klage, Alpha Beta – University of Iowa
Leah Kohler, Theta Beta – Coastal Carolina University
Alexis Larkin, Eta Gamma – Austin Peay State University
Katlyn Logsdon, Theta Nu – Christopher Newport University
Abby Meyer, Tau – University of Kansas
Mira Patel, Eta Epsilon – Miami University
Kathryn Rechenberg, Delta Phi – University of Missouri, Kansas City
Leila Sabet, Iota – Florida State University
Kyndal Scobee, Delta Mu – Sam Houston State University
Madison Slover, Gamma Eta – University of Memphis
Summer Smith, Alpha Eta – Kansas State University
Taylor Templeton, Gamma Chi – Texas State University
The Beta Eta House Corporation Annual Meeting will be January 12, 2019 at 11:00 am EST at Granite City Restaurant in Livonia Michigan. Lunch will be provided.
Inquiries regarding the House Corporation meeting can be sent to Mary Jo Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.