Friday, May 22, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Liz Morris

Meet the president of Kappa Alpha Theta, Liz Morris! Liz is a Biomedical Sciences major  from Knoxville, TN. Outside her sorority, she has served as a Camp War Eagle Parent Counselor and as a Miss Greek Week pageant representative. Before Laurel was elected president, she served as Theta's Historian and Chief Recruiting Officer. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition:
Watching the Eagle fly before home games, because that’s when I feel most a part of the Auburn family and you can really see how much everyone loves and believes in Auburn. 

You’re happiest when:
My roommates and I on the hall get to that slaphappy point in life all at the same time, and we laugh ridiculously and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. 

What would you like to be famous for?
I want to be the host of my own TV show that explores abandoned places and talks about their histories!

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
I want to travel around Europe, being sure to hit up Eastern European castles, the Swiss Alps, and the Great Pyramids. 

What’s your current Netflix addiction?
Friends. I’ve seen them all before, but I already finished Scrubs, the Tudors, House,  and the Carrie Diaries, so I need something to watch on study breaks! 

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Keep your mind open each time you walk through a sorority’s door. You may find amazing connections with women in places you never expected! Also invest in a mini fan to carry around because standing out in the Auburn August heat all day is brutal.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Liz!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Laurel Andrews

Meet the president of Gamma Phi Beta, Laurel Andrews! Laurel is an Auburn, AL native majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Life. Outside her sorority, she has served on the Big Event Expansion Committee and as an Early Learning Center volunteer. Before Laurel was elected president, she served as Gamma Phi's Financial VP Assistant and Administrative Vice President. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition:
The saying of “War Eagle." I love the connection that it gives to the Auburn family and always makes me happy when I am not in Auburn and I’m able to say it! 

One item you couldn’t live without:
Probably my chapstick or mascara! 

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
I have always wanted to go to Thailand.

What’s your current Netflix addiction?
Gilmore Girls 

What song always puts you in a good mood?
When I’m With You by Ben Rector 

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
To just be the most confident you. That’s all you can do and the rest will fall into place. I’m a strong believer in everything happens for a reason, even if you can’t see it at first! 

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Laurel!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Susan Dean

Meet the president of Delta Gamma, Susan Dean! Susan is majoring in Graphic Design from Birmingham, AL. Outside her sorority, she has served as a UPC Committee Member and as SGA's Assistant Vice President of Digital Engagement and Graphic Designer. Before Susan was elected president, she served as Delta Gamma's Vice President of Social Standards. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition:
I love when the eagle circles the stadium; it gives me chills every time! I think this tradition demonstrates our unique, fun, family atmosphere. 

One item you couldn’t live without:
My computer- I literally have my life scheduled out on there and I have all of my graphic design projects. 

You’re happiest when:
I get to travel with friends or loved ones and see God’s breathtaking creation.

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?
A Weimaraner puppy with bright blue eyes.

What would you like to be famous for?
Designing a logo for a major company or famous wedding stationary

Or eating peanut butter ;)

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Be yourself and have fun! Choose a sorority based off the character and personality of the women you meet in that sorority. Every single chapter here at Auburn is unique and offers great opportunities to grow while in college. 

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Susan!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Zeta Tau Alpha's Big Man On Campus

On Tuesday, April 21st, Zeta Tau Alpha held their annual Big Man On Campus pageant. Big Man On Campus is an all male pageant where each sorority nominates one man to represent them in the competition. The representatives this year were: Ryan Pacer (Alpha Chi Omega), Connor McCullum (Alpha Delta Pi), Peyton Hansen (Alpha Gamma Delta), David Monte (Alpha Omicron Pi), David Mitchell (Alpha Xi Delta), Zach Blomeley (Delta Delta Delta), Will Culpepper (Delta Gamma), Michael Halvorsen (Delta Zeta),Brandon Bradley (Gamma Phi Beta), Taylor Meyers (Kappa Alpha Theta), Gib Thrash (Kappa Delta), Zach St. Clair (Kappa Kappa Gamma), Chris Houseman (Phi Mu), and John Beaver (Pi Beta Phi). The competition includes a group dance number, formalwear, and a talent portion. It was hilarious to watch the contestants dance and sing their hearts out to receive the honor of becoming THE Big Man On Campus.

 
This year's winners are as follows: Sexiest Legs was Zach Blomeley, Best Talent was Connor McCullum, Second Runner-Up was Peyton Hanson, First Runner-Up went to David Mitchell, and Most Philanthropic AND the 2015 Big Man On Campus went to Michael Halverson!

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha put on this event in order to support breast cancer education and awareness, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure survivor recognition program, scholarships, educational programming, and leadership development. Zeta's support of breast cancer awareness and education will hopefully reduce the amount of men and women who are diagnosed every year. The Auburn chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha has raised over $200,000 through Big Man On Campus in the past 8 years, so I think it's safe to say that this year's pageant was definitely another success!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Madelyn Shelton

Meet the president of Tri Delta, Madelyn Shelton! Madelyn is majoring in Supply Chain Management with a Minor in Nonprofit and Philanthropy Studies. Her hometown is Hoover, AL. Outside her sorority, she has been active on AU Dance Marathon Staff and Freshman Forum. Before Madelyn was elected president, she served as Tri Delta's Treasurer. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition:
My favorite Auburn tradition is a tie between singing the Alma Mater after a football game and the rolling of Toomer’s Corner! When I was a baby the Auburn Alma Mater was the lullaby my dad would sing me so I knew it by heart as a child. It’s so cool to be able to now sing it as a student! The rolling of the Toomer’s Trees is always a favorite because it means we won the game and because nothing is prettier on a Sunday morning than trees covered in toilet paper!

You’re happiest when:
I am the happiest surrounded by family and friends at my family’s lake house. The lake is my happy place! 

What would you like to be famous for?
Changing something for the better like starting a nonprofit to help lower the amount of people who are hungry or food insecure in the state of Alabama. That’s my dream job! 

Where would you love to go for a dream vacation?
Italy for sure! I have always found the history of ancient Rome to be fascinating, the landscape and cities look breath taking, and also because pasta is my favorite food.

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Be yourself and have fun! Being yourself helps you find the perfect “home away from home” during recruitment. Recruitment shouldn’t be stressful, but rather a time of excitement! Make the most of it by being yourself and having fun!

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Madelyn!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Alpha Xi Delta's Shine On


On Thursday, April 2nd, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta kicked off Autism Awareness Month with their "Shine On" event! This event serves as an awareness campaign in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. Shine On took place on Cater Lawn, where Cater Hall and Samford Hall were lighted up blue to help raise awareness for autism spectrum disorders. Brent Gafford was the musical guest, with a special opening performance by AXiD sister Brittany Grimes. Free pizza was provided to all guests, and and there were plenty of lawn games to be played.




Speakers such as April Rapp, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Little H.A.P.I.E. and Angie Burque, an Associate Clinical Professor involved in the Social Work Program here at Auburn University, shared their experiences with Autism and stories of how it has affected their lives.Autism Speaks is Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy. Locally, Alpha Xi Delta has sisters involved with LCARA, the Lee County Autism Resource and Advocacy, which is non-profit organization aimed to support and help families in Lee County, AL. 


They are committed to raising the funds to support their goals, and Alpha Xi Delta is doing everything they can to help! These ladies did a wonderful job of raising awareness about this disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. I know we will all continue to support Autism Speaks and Alpha Xi Delta with their mission for the month of April! 


Photo credit to Sydney Bruton Photography

Friday, April 3, 2015

Delta Gamma's Cornhole Tournament

On Thursday, April 2nd the sisters of Delta Gamma held their 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament! All proceeds from the event went towards their philanthropy Service for Sight, an organization dedicated to helping those who are visually impaired and improving their quality of life. The prizes for winners included Kinnucan's gift cards and t-shirts. 




This year at the Cornhole Tournament, DG had 55 teams of two sign up to play, and many others watched the tournament while enjoying music and delicious barbecue. 



Thanks ladies for all that you do in working hard to raise money for your philanthropy!