Sister Spotlights: Part One

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Jess Massa is a junior Hospitality Management major and went through Recruitment as a sophomore. Aside from Greek life, she is a part of @kent_bam at KSU. A fun fact about Jess is that she’s left handed! When it comes to being a DG, she says, “My favorite thing about being a Delta Gamma is being around that loves Greek Life as much as I do! Everyone gets so passionate about it and is always there to support everyone.”

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Tess Sawyer is a senior Communications major. She hails all the way from Chicago and loves animals and running. She says she’d like to one day train for a marathon. When it comes to her favorite part of Delta Gamma, Tess says, “Bid Day is my favorite! It’s so exciting to welcome new sisters into our amazing sisterhood. I love all of my sisters and I know I can count on them for anything!”

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Kirsten Paul studied abroad in Florence, Italy last semester and is a senior Fashion Merchandising major. On campus, she is a part of the Fashion Student Organization. When it comes to Delta Gamma, Kirsten says, “The best memories in college are the ones I have from the year I lived in the Deeg. I got closer to so many of my sisters and created the best friendships.”

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Kelsey Wise is a sophomore Early Childhood Education major and is part of the Education Health and Human Services Learning Community. Kelsey loves watching her brother play baseball and speaks double talk with her family. She says, “It’s so fun, nobody ever knows what we’re saying!” Kelsey went through recruitment as a freshman and said about her experience so far, “My favorite thing about DG is that it’s my home away from home. I commute to KSU which made it really hard for me to meet new people. DG introduced me to my best friends, my fabulous big and my perfect twin. When I’m with my sisters, I feel at home!”

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Bigs and Littles!

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Savanah Long says, “My favorite Delta Gamma memory is by far getting my big, Mallary Koeth. She has been so amazing and I couldn’t picture my life without her!”

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Recent alum, Carrie Chiro, with her little Mikaela Gruber and Cara Piombo with her little Stacy Cramer on Big/Little Reveal night!

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Emily Komorowski says about her big & recent alum Emma Razum, “One of my favorite DG memories is getting my big. I wanted Emma as my big all along, but she tricked me during big/little week so I thought my big was someone completely different. I was so nervous for big/little reveal, but it was all worth it when I turned around to see my perfect big standing there!”

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“One of my favorite most memorable moments in Delta Gamma so far was getting my big. You have been nothing but a role model and best friend to me. Even abroad you were there for me in every way possible and I am so grateful! We never have a boring conversation, which is one of the best things about our friendship! Thanks for being the best big ever!” Mikaela Gruber says about her big Carrie Chiro!

Kellie Leyland and her little, Alexa Shiller, bonding over cupcakes in NYC in celebration on Kellie's 21st birthday!

Kellie Leyland and her little, Alexa Shiller, bonding over cupcakes in NYC in celebration of Kellie’s 21st birthday!

Summer Strobl hugging her soon-to-be big, Jenna Alico on Bid Day!

Summer Strobl hugging her soon-to-be big, Jenna Alico on Bid Day!

"My big is the reason why I'm a Delta Gamma today! I had no idea when I decided to go Greek that I would find someone who is so similar to me. I'm so beyond blessed to have Rachael in my life and I don't know what I would do without her now. You're my sunshine and one of the greatest people I've ever met. You deserve the world and so much more! I can't wait to be back in Kent with you to make even more memories!", says Jenna Harper about her big, Rachael Buhrow.

“My big is the reason why I’m a Delta Gamma today! I had no idea when I decided to go Greek that I would find someone who is so similar to me. I’m so beyond blessed to have Rachael in my life and I don’t know what I would do without her now. You’re my sunshine and one of the greatest people I’ve ever met. You deserve the world and so much more! I can’t wait to be back in Kent with you to make even more memories!”, says Jenna Harper about her big, Rachael Buhrow.

(More) Throwing What We Know!

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Molly Butterfield popping the gamma at Giants Causeway in Ireland!

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Recent alumnae Alli Hubbell, Taylor Augustine, Kalee Donofrio and Chelsea Smith with older alumnae!

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Kelsey Wise throwing what she knows at the Color Vibe today!

Anna Watson with a friend in Austin, Texas!

Anna Watson with a friend in Austin, Texas!

Brandy Horlacher (or should we say Miss Brook Park 2011!!) popping the gamma before crowning some little princesses!

Brandy Horlacher (or should we say Miss Brook Park 2011!!) popping the gamma before crowning some little princesses!

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Kirsten Paul and Halie Rogers throwing what they know at the OSU Delta Gamma House!

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Recent alum and previous president, Melanie Pozuc and chapter advisor, Noreen Ulrick, hanging out with our founders: Mary, Anna and Eva at DG Convention!

Bridget Hill and her friend popping the gamma in Georgia!

Bridget Hill and her friend popping the gamma in Georgia!

Emy Smoot at an Indians game!

Emy Smoot at an Indians game!

Sam Velotta and Leah Bowens at an Indians game!

Sam Velotta and Leah Bowens at an Indians game!

Gina Desimone in Cleveland at the premiere of a short film she was the director of photography for!

Gina Desimone in Cleveland at the premiere of a short film she was the director of photography for!

Jess Massa in Disney World!

Jess Massa in Disney World!

Kelly Robson overlooking Chicago!

Kelly Robson overlooking Chicago!

Spencer Baldwin in Chicago!

Spencer Baldwin in Chicago!

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Officer Spotlights: Part One

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VP of Membership, Nikkie Mantia! Pittsburgh-native Nikkie is a senior at Kent and is a Nutrition and Dietetics major with hopes to be a Registered Dietitian for children. She is also involved with the National Society of Leadership and Success and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Nikkie said she ran for her position because she has “a great passion for recruitment” and has wanted to be charge of Delta Gamma recruitment since she was a new member. Her favorite memories as a Delta Gamma was getting her big and later getting her little. Nikkie said as a fun fact, “I love photography, I could spend hours taking pictures and editing them!”

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Our Director of Anchor Splash, Haley Mackiewicz! Haley is a senior Speech Pathology and Audiology major. She is involved with Operation Smile on campus. Haley said, “My favorite thing about being a Delta Gamma is the inseparable bond I have with all of my sisters. I have been blessed with beautiful sisters inside and out. I couldn’t imagine my life without them.” A fun fact about Haley is that in high school, she was a 4 year letter winner in soccer!

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VP of Communications, Devin Hennessy! Devin is a senior Public Relations major with a minor in Marketing. She said she ran for her position because it keeps her involved and is a way to meet new sisters. She says, “I like having a large responsibility for something I have so much passion for.” She was previously Director of Archives and won the Outstanding New Member Award from Panhel in 2013. Devin has been to Europe twice with her family and hopes to travel the world after graduation. When it comes to Delta Gamma, Devin says, “My best friends in the entire world are all Delta Gammas. I truly believe these women are my soul mates!”

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Director of Fundraising, Mariah Gantz! Mariah is a junior who is majoring in Hospitality Management and minoring in Business and Event Planning. She hopes to one day be an event planner for a professional sports team. In addition to Delta Gamma, she is a member of @kent_bam and is the VP Event Coordinator for KSU’s new club, CHAARG. Mariah’s favorite color is gold, “LOVE LOVE LOVES Starbucks” and says one of her favorite people is Audrey Hepburn. In regards to Delta Gamma, Mariah says, “Big/Little reveal week was one of my all time favorite [memories]. Getting presents all week and the being surprised with my perfect big was such a fun experience. My big has always encouraged me to set my goals high and achieve them, I’m so thankful for her!”



Throwing What We Know!

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Our president, Karianne Johnsen, at the Foundation Fighting Blindness 2014 Vision Walk at the Baltimore Harbor in Maryland to support their mission to fund research and cures for the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases! #ServiceForSight

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Throwback to Bid Day 2011 with our beautiful alum!

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Amanda Sherwin horse riding!

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Stacy Cramer at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah!

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New Member class on Bid Day 2013!

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Jess Massa, Keri Richmond and Mariah Gantz on Bid Day right after they received their bids!

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Karianne Johnsen, Bri Schubert, Molly Butterfield, Sam Velotta, Mallary Koeth and Maddie Miller at the Cleveland Indians’ Opening Day game!

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Our Anchorman, Donnie Wiggins, of Lambda Chi Alpha!

Claudia Hoyser in her spirit jersey, Michelle Frey boating and Rachael Buhrow & Katie Scheafer at the Luke Bryan concert in Pittsburgh!

Claudia Hoyser in her spirit jersey, Michelle Frey boating and Rachael Buhrow & Katie Scheafer at the Luke Bryan concert in Pittsburgh!

President Karianne Johnsen representing Gamma Epsilon at DG Convention!

President Karianne Johnsen representing Gamma Epsilon at DG Convention!

#WhyImGreekWednesday : Week One

 

Emily Komorowski

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“I went Greek because I wanted to meet more people and become more involved on campus. I had a lot of friends in sororities and fraternities and got to see not only how much good the Greek community does, but also how much fun it is. I went through recruitment as a junior and honestly my only regret was not going through sooner! I’ve met some of my closest friends through Delta Gamma and it was definitely one of the best decisions I made in college!”

Bri Schubert 

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 “I decided to go Greek to get the sisters I never had! As an only child, I never had any sisters of my own.  So, being able to join Greek life and gain over 100 new sisters was the most amazing experience ever.  I’ve made the best of friends through Greek life and I can’t wait for other girls to feel the same way I did when I joined!”

Nara Zainadine

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 “I decided to go Greek in order to find my home away from home. Delta Gamma has truly become home to me. I can’t imagine my life without my sorority sisters!”