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Thursday, November 15, 2012
This week’s presidential spotlight is Lauren Brown, the president of Delta Gamma. She is a Senior studying Microbiology from Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to being DG President, Lauren served as DG Junior Panhellenic Delegate and DG Vice President: Social Standards.
Here is some information from Lauren about her Presidential Spotlight:
“I am also the President of Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club (PTOTC). It is open to all Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy majors or anyone interested in either of those careers. The PT/OT club at Auburn University was created by students who wanted to gain more information about their career choice while making connections with students moving in the same direction. Our meetings may include representatives from PT/OT schools, PT/OTs from the area, or former club members currently enrolled in PT/OT school. Events sponsored by the PT/OT club may include mock interviews, field trips, school fairs for invited PT/OT school representatives, and much more! I would love to answer any questions about our organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I got involved with PTOTC my freshmen year at Auburn and have been a part of it ever since. I wanted a chance to learn more about my future career choice, to get plugged into shadowing opportunities, and connect with others who shared my passion for Physical Therapy. Being a part of PTOTC has been such a blessing in my years at Auburn. I have got the honor of meeting so many PT/OTs, PT/OT school representatives, and PT/OT students who all constantly remind me what a wonderful career it is to go into. PTOTC has definitely taught me the ‘Dos and Don'ts’ for the graduate school application process and what it takes to be a competitive applicant, which are all valuable skills needed for prospective students. This has been such a helpful organization to be a part of, and I encourage anyone interested in pursuing PT or OT to check out PTOTC."
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Our presidential spotlight this week is Lauren Bailey of Phi Mu! She is a senior from Birmingham, AL majoring in Public Relations. Previously, she served as Phi Mu PR executive officer, Greek Sing Director, and t-shirt chair. In addition to being the president of Phi Mu, she is also the Vice President of Alumni Relations for the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen (WEGP). Here is what Lauren has to say about her involvement in WEGP:
“The War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen were created in 1965 by the current Miss Auburn. We are a group of 25 students: 12 girls, 12 guys and Miss Auburn, which serve as the official hosts and hostesses of Auburn University.
I was really nervous when I decided to interview for WEGP. I wanted to be able to serve Auburn in a larger capacity and I knew WEGP was a great outlet for that. Ever since I came to Auburn I really looked up to the members of the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen and I had always had a strong desire to be a part of the group. It was the best choice I have ever made!
My favorite part about the group is the relationships. There are 25 members of the group, all of which you spend so much time with! You cannot help but get so close to the people and they become like your family. It is so awesome to get to do what you love while having some of your closest friends beside you!”
Thank you, Lauren!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
This week’s presidential spotlight is Caroline Duffy of Delta Delta Delta.
Caroline is a senior from Charlotte, North Carolina majoring in Early Childhood Education. She has previously served Tridelta as Assistant New Member Educator, Member Development, and on other Tridelta committees.
Here is a word from Caroline about her involvement at and around Auburn’s campus:
“Through my years at Auburn I have had the opportunity to get involved in working with children in Auburn and the surrounding areas. I would love to help any College of Education majors or ‘children-lovers’ get involved in working with a nearby school or child program. Also, I have been an officer in Tridelta for three years and it has been rewarding. I know that most sororities have elections coming up so if anyone is interested in getting involved in their organization I would love to talk to them about my experience.
My favorite part about my major, since my dream is to become an elementary school teacher, is sharing the opportunity of working with children with anyone that is interested. My experiences have not only prepared me for my career but have made me excited to graduate and have a class of my own. I look forward to the days where I get to be in the schools!
My experiences in the schools have taught me valuable information that I feel will help me when I have a class of my own. I think it is important for everyone who plans to enter the field of education to have as much experience with children as possible. Also, they are very entertaining and most days they teach you just as much as you teach them! On the topic of sorority involvement, I would recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in being an officer. The last three years in Tridelta have taught me more about myself than any other experience in college. Furthermore, it will teach you how to become a leader and learn a set of skills that will help you for the rest of you life!”
Have a good week!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thanks to all of you who came to our Council at Delta Delta Delta tonight! Here is a word from this week’s Presidential Spotlight, Megan Stephenson of Pi Beta Phi:
My name is Megan Stephenson and I am from Montgomery, AL. I have loved my college experience here even more because I still have had the opportunity to stay close to my family! I am dual majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education. My dual major is really unique because I get the full advantage of the Education program here at Auburn and get the chance to study things that go hand-in-hand with education such as family interactions, child development across the lifespan, and the importance of professional development.
I have loved being a part of so many things here but one of my favorite things I have participated in is AU Dance Marathon. I was given the chance to be on the "Morale Team," which basically means I got to work on keeping team spirits up and making sure the dancers were happy and having fun at the event. We worked through the summer and fall semesters to raise money and get people involved and ready for the big event. When it was finally the "big day" our excitement levels were high and I couldn’t have been more proud to be part of such a great organization and fundraising event! We raised even more money than expected and were able to see Auburn's students come together to celebrate all the money we were able to give to Children's Miracle Network. Seeing everyone come together for a common goal was one of the most amazing things I have seen! I would recommend it for the experience with organizing and keeping up with deadlines, working with amazing people, and having the chance to create miracles for children!
Y’all have a great week!
With a happy heart,
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thank you to the sisters of Chi Omega for hosting our Game-Day themed Council on Tuesday! We had a great time and appreciate your hospitality. Now for a letter from this week’s Presidential Spotlight, Chelsea Nortick:
|President of Delta Zeta, Chelsea Nortick|
“I am a senior from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Health Promotion. I have been involved with the PT/OT club, Environmental Awareness club and formerly served as the President of Delta Zeta. I knew coming into Auburn that I wanted to be involved in a health related field and more specifically a clinical setting, which is why I have chosen Cardiac Rehab as my future career. My academic career at Auburn has been amazing. My program is pretty small, so I've been privileged to build personal relationships with faculty and other students throughout my four years. I have also participated in Undergraduate research. We conducted a Physical Education intervention at a local elementary school and were able to interact with the children in addition to completing the study. One thing I am looking forward to this semester is my Exercise Technology class. We will have residents from the community come in and be tested in pulmonary, cardiac and orthopedic areas. Health is an important topic for everyone, and to be able to inform and help others become healthy is how I hope I can make a small difference in this world.”
Thank you, Chelsea! Have a great week, everyone, and War Eagle!!!
With a happy heart,
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Welcome back to the Plains! We were glad to see all of you who came to Council at Alpha Xi Delta last Tuesday night. And thank you, ladies, for hosting us! Here is a word from this week’s Presidential Spotlight, Hilliary Street of Alpha Chi Omega.
|Alpha Chi Omega President, Hilliary Street|
“I am a senior from Fairhope, Alabama majoring in Biomedical Science. Since I have been at Auburn, I have been involved with Freshman Forum, served as a senator for the College of Science and Math, and was Alpha Chi Omega's Vice President of Intellectual Development, and more recently, a Camp War Eagle Parent Counselor.
|Camp War Eagle Parent Counselors|
I tried out to be a parent counselor because I knew how much Camp War Eagle eased my parent's fears about me coming to college and knew that Camp War Eagle was a great opportunity to serve the Auburn University! Spending the summer in Auburn was unforgettable. I enjoyed meeting new people and I love the friendships I made with the other parent and camp counselors.
|Hilliary and friends!|
Camp War Eagle is one of my favorite things that I have been involved in during my time at Auburn and I encourage anyone who is interested to apply--you won't regret it!”