VP of Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
What is your favorite thing about being on exec?
I love being on our executive board because I love serving the chapter. This is my second year on exec, and over the last 2 years it has allowed me to better understand how a chapter runs and all the work it takes. Our chapter is the most important thing to me and serving on exec is my way of showing my love and appreciation for Alpha Chi Omega.
What is the most rewarding part of your position, VP Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation?
Before I ran for this position, I spent months coming up with ideas and ways to make this position more accessible to our members. It is often looked at as boring because of ritual, (although I find ritual interesting!), but my goal is to show that it is so much more than ritual and to really expand on the fraternity appreciation aspect. One of the most rewarding parts of this position is when I can show people the unique parts of our history and help them enjoy the activities we do. I also get joy from the little things such as everyone remembering the password and their interest in learning more about Alpha Chi. I have so much passion for this position and I cannot wait to teach our new members about it in the fall and continue to educate the chapter.
Why did you decide to run for Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation?
Last year I was VP Facility Operations and I loved being on exec and knew that I wanted to pursue another exec position, but I did not know which one. It was not until I was a Page at our national convention this past summer that I decided to run for VP Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation. I saw the love for Alpha Chi Omega that every person there had and I wanted to bring that back to our chapter.
What are some of the interesting facts you have learned since being in your position?
I love to look through our history and timeline on our national website which, is where I have learned many interesting pieces of our history. I have learned a lot about the service projects that Alpha Chi Omega has done throughout our history. One fact I find interesting is that following World War I, the fraternity provided financial support for more than 100 French orphans. I also enjoy being able to understand the meaning behind our rituals because it helps me to understand our core values.
If you could meet any Alpha Chi Omega who would it be and why?
My dream is to meet Condoleezza Rice. In fourth grade, my mom, who is also an Alpha Chi, suggested I do my school project on Condoleezza and ever since then I have wanted to meet her. She is intelligent, classy, diplomatic and a real strong woman, and I would love to get to know her.
Who is a Real Strong Woman that you look up to?
My whole life I have been surrounded with real strong women, but the one I have always looked up to is my mom. I often describe her as “the ultimate Alpha Chi”, but she is too humble to admit it. It was not until I became an Alpha Chi Omega that I realized how much of an influence this organization has had on her life, and how many lyres we have around our house. She handles a busy career with diplomacy and has always supported my goals and encouraged me to grow as an individual. At convention this past summer, she was given the Award of Achievement which honored her career achievements and had us both fighting back tears. I strive to be as much of an Alpha Chi Omega as she is and make her proud.
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