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!

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!