Friday, August 7, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Mary Pat Holder

Meet the president of Zeta Tau Alpha, Mary Pat Holder! Mary Pat is a Pre-Pharmacy major from Birmingham, AL. Outside her sorority, she volunteers with Lee County Humane Society and is a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society. Before Mary Pat was elected president, she served as  Zeta's Vice President. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:




Favorite Auburn Tradition: 
I always get goose bumps when the eagle flies!

You’re happiest when:
Going to home football games

What would you like to be famous for? 
Curing cancer

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation? 
Bora Bora

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair? 
A new car!

What’s your current Netflix addiction? 
Scandal

What song always puts you in a good mood? 
"It’s a great day to be alive" by Travis Tritt

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be? 
Stay confident and be yourself!

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Mary Pat!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Shea Davis

Meet the president of Sigma Kappa, Shea Davis! Shea is a Political Science major from Prattville, AL. Outside her sorority, she serves with Best Buddies and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. Before Shea was elected president, she served as Sigma Kappa's Ritual Chair and Executive Vice President. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition:
I love all of the pre-game festivities in the stadium during the football games. Every time the band takes the field, I get chills!

One item you couldn’t live without:
My phone. It keeps me connected to my family & friends, makes me laugh from Twitter and Buzzfeed, and keeps me informed on all of the latest celebrity gossip.

You’re happiest when:
I am playing games with my family. Family Game Night was a weekly occurrence growing up and it’s something I look forward to every time I go home for the weekend.

What would you like to be famous for?
For being a big time attorney who advocates for those whose voice isn’t being heard. Or being a Supreme Court Justice. That would be cool, too.


If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?

Only you know what’s best for you, so trust yourself. No matter where you end up, you will be happy and find a place in that sorority. Every chapter on this campus is awesome in it’s own way so just enjoy the Recruitment process, even though it can be stressful, the end result is worth it. Oh, and JUST BREATHE :)

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Ellie Claxton

Meet the president of Pi Beta Phi, Ellie Claxton! Ellie is an Exercise Science major from Parker, CO. Outside her sorority, she works as a group fitness instructor at the Auburn Recreation Center.  Before Ellie was elected president, she served as Pi Beta Phi's Vice President of Fraternity Development. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition: 
Rolling Toomer's Corner! I love seeing all the Auburn fans walk down to the corner after a big win, there's nothing better. I get the goose bumps every time 

You’re happiest when: 
I'm outdoors! I cannot be cooped up for too long.

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
Bali for a yoga retreat!

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair? A puppy!!!!

What’s your current Netflix addiction?
I recently gave up my Grey's Anatomy binge after the 8th season. It literally took over my life!

What song always puts you in a good mood?
"Take on me" by a-ha.

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Have fun!!! You won't be yourself unless you're enjoying yourself. It's a long week so take everything with a grain of salt. You want to find a sorority that's right for you, so be YOU! Everything happens for a reason and you will find your place.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Rebekka Whitfield

Meet the president of Phi Mu, Rebekka Whitfield! Rebekka is an Accounting major from Eufala, AL. Outside her sorority, she has served as a Pi Chi for Panhellenic Recruitment 2014 and is a member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. Before Rebekka was elected president, she served as Phi Mu'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 when the eagle flies over the stadium! More so when it lands on center field and the crowd erupts in a triumphant roar—there’s nothing like it!

You’re happiest when:
I am with my sisters, family and friends at the beach or lake!
(PS- I’m a triplet, so anytime spent with my sisters is time well spent!)

What would you like to be famous for?
Wow this is a tough one! My Grandmother passed from Ovarian Cancer so if I could be famous for anything it would definitely be some type of advancement in cancer research.

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?
A toy poodle! Although that is highly unlikely, I have twin toy poodles at home, and I am obsessed with them! They bring so much joy to our family.

What song always puts you in a good mood?
Sugar by Maroon 5! My friends and I have had quite a few jam sessions to this song!

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?

I would tell her to make sure she is really digging deep and getting to know the girls she is meeting each day! Recruitment week is only the start of many lifelong friendships. I would also tell her to maintain her faith. This is a tough and trying week, but by the end of it, everyone will be right where they belong!

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Regina Romero

Meet the president of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Regina Romero! Regina is an Apparel Merchandising major from Coppell, TX. Outside her sorority, she has worked with Auburn's RFID lab. Before Rebecca was elected president, she served as Kappa's Event Chairman. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


You’re happiest when:
I get to go back to Dallas and spend time with my family.

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
Probably Peru. I’ve always wanted to go up to Machu Picchu and play with some alpacas.

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?
The keys to my new jet!

What’s your current Netflix addiction?
FRIENDS. I recently started it over for like the 5th time.

What song always puts you in a good mood?
Love Lost by the Temper Trap

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Take recruitment one day at a time! No matter where you end up, it is where you are meant to be. And in the end, you will find yourself surrounded with a group on girls you can always lean on.

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Rebecca Shoemaker

Meet the president of Kappa Delta, Rebecca Shoemaker! Rebecca is an Apparel Merchandising major from Marietta, GA. Outside her sorority, she has worked with Best Buddies and served as the Apparel Merchandising and Design Treasurer. Before Rebecca was elected president, she served as KD's Swap Chair and Panhellenic Delegate. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:



Favorite candy: 
I LOVE candy! I think my favorite are gummy worms.

One item you couldn’t live without:
My Planner!

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?
A vacation to Paris with my best friends, a lifetime supply of candy, and a gift card to Nordstrom.

What’s your current Netflix addiction? 
New Girl

What song always puts you in a good mood?
“Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
TRUST YOUR INSTINCT and don't let ANYONE influence your decision. This is your time!

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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Presidential Spotlight: Shelby Franklin

Meet the president of Delta Zeta, Shelby Franklin! Shelby is an Elementary Education major from Clay, AL. Before Shelby was elected president, she served as Delta Zeta's Secretary and Senior Recognition Chair. We asked her to fill out our Panny Quiz, and here's what she said:


Favorite Auburn Tradition:
I love rolling Toomer’s corner after a win!

You’re happiest when:
I am outdoors and exploring all of God’s wonderful creations he has made for us!

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?
South Africa. I have always wanted to learn to surf and South Africa would be the PERFECT place to learn.

You’re on an episode of Oprah where she gives away her favorite things; what’s under your chair?
All of the supplies I would need for my future classroom. I am Elementary Education major and classroom materials are expensive!

What song always puts you in a good mood?
Something Beautiful by Needtobreathe

If you could give one piece of advice to a PNM, what would it be?
Please don’t be nervous to be yourself. You will find your place and where you belong. The week can be long and it is full of a ton of emotions, but stay true to yourself and your next four years will be some of the best of your life!

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