Monday, March 17, 2014

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Stephanie Gordon

Stephanie Gordon
Co-Recruitment Chair

Sorority -  Delta Zeta
Year Affiliated -  Fall 2011
Positions Held in Delta Zeta- Webmaster, Head PHC Delegate, Spirit chair, Sisterhood
Positions Held in PHC – Co-recruitment Chair
Big Sister – Alycia Mezera
Little Sisters- Elyse Kohn and Elle Kasbohm

Year in School - Junior
Major – Human Resource Management and Finance
Hometown – Glenview, IL

Why did you decide to go Greek?
"Coming to college I didn't know anyone so I was really looking for a support group. I had also heard about sororities from people that were older than me and I thought it sounded like something that could really help me grow into leadership roles which was something that I was involved in in high school."

What is your favorite memory in Delta Zeta?
"Living in the DZ house has given me so many memories. Nights where I have thought that I was going to stay in and do nothing have turned into some of the most fun nights that I've had in college. There is always someone around to just 'do something fun' with or be spontaneous. You never know what is going to happen here."

Three things Stephanie loves: 
Living for the moment, Caribbean beaches, and Disney Channel

Quotes Stephanie lives by: 
“You can’t stop people from talking about you, but you can stop giving them something to talk about” – Miley Cyrus

“If you believe in yourself anything is possible” – Miley Cyrus

“The minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you stop learning” – Miley Cyrus

What are you most looking forward to this semester? 

"I am looking to getting everything planned for Fall recruitment and building the sisterhood within my own chapter!"

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Fernanda Contreras

Fernanda Contreras 
Vice President

Sorority - Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.
Year Affiliated - Summer 2012
Positions Held in Gamma Alpha Omega 
Sorority, Inc. - Social Chair and Community Service Chair
Positions Held in PHC - Vice President

Year in School - Junior
Major -Political Science with Honors, Economics and Spanish 
Hometown - Brownsville, Texas
Why did you decide to go Greek?
"I really wanted to give back to my community and I wanted to have a home away from home."

What is your favorite memory in Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc?
"My favorite memory has to be the day I had my probate!"

What are three things you love?
 "My laptop, my music and my sleep!"

A quote Fernanda lives by: 
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

What are you most looking forward to this semester? 

"Getting a 3.5 GPA and studying for the LSAT!"

Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Katie Helming

Katie Helming
Sorority - Alpha Sigma
Year Affiliated - Fall 2009
Positions Held in Alpha Sigma - Chaplin, House President, Assistant New Member Educator, New Member Educator, Risk Manager
Positions Held in PHC - PHC Delegate, Educator
Little Sister - Megan Morrow, Josie Sommerfeld, Melissa Liegal
Little Brother - Zach Forward

Year in School - Senior
Major - Early Childhood Education
Minor - Special Education
Hometown - McFarland, WI
Why did you decide to go Greek?
'I was a freshman when I decided to go through formal recruitment. I went with some of my friends and instantly fell in love with the idea of being in such a tight-knit community. There were so many possibilities of friends, volunteer opportunities, job connections and experiences of a lifetime.'

What is your favorite Alpha Sigma memory?
'My favorite Alpha Sigma memory was the day I got my first two littles. It made me feel like I had such an important purpose in Alpha Sigma and it signified that I made an amazing decision to become a Greek woman.'

Three things Katie loves: Hippos, working with children, and being a Greek woman and showing her letters around campus and the community.

A quote Katie lives by: 'Love is just a word until it's proven to you.' 'I live by this quote because I feel that if you love something or someone you should take every chance you get to show it and say it!'

What are you most looking forward to this semester? 
'I am looking forward to a new and revised Greek Week! We have amazing ideas and I am excited to see how it plays out.'

Monday, February 3, 2014

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Johanna Klay

Johanna Klay
Outreach Coordinator
Sorority - Alpha Sigma
Year Affiliated - Fall 2012
Positions Held in Alpha Sigma - Technology Chair, Public Relations
Positions Held in PHC - PHC Delegate, Outreach Coordinator
Big Sister - Veronica Havard
Little Sister - Cheyenne Gilles

Year in School - Senior
Major - Political Science
Minor - Marketing
Hometown - Woodstock, IL
What made you want to go Greek?
'I wanted to go Greek initially because my father was in a fraternity during his college years and he found it to be a great experience. I chose Alpha Sigma because it seemed like a group of women that would foster my time management skills as well as support me personally and in bettering myself in my involvement.'

What is your favorite Alpha Sigma memory?
'Big/Little Reveal is always such an amazing time of excitement that I'd have to say my favorite memory is Reveal each semester. Everyone is so full of energy, it's basically like recruitment but more personal in the sense that it's just your sorority.'

An interesting fact about Johanna: 'I have about a million hobbies. I write, paint, craft and plan like no one's business.'

Three things Johanna loves: 'Leadership opportunities, connections to past and present Greek women, and recruiting!'

A quote Johanna lives by: 'How wonderful is it that no one need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.' - Anne Frank

Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Kelsey Welke

Kelsey Welke
PHC Public Relations
Sorority - Delta Zeta
Year Affiliated - Fall 2009
Positions Held in Delta Zeta - Assistant Guard, Head Guard, Historian, Webmaster
Positions Held in PHC - Recruitment Counselor, Public Relations
Big Sister - Sarah Herlache
Little Sister - Leah Wasylik and Victoria Behling

Year in School - 5th Year Senior
Major - International Journalism
Minor - Public Relations
Hometown - Burlington, WI
What made you want to join a sorority?
'When I was a freshman, I saw a lot of posters and chalking promoting sorority recruitment, and I didn't know a lot of people except those who lived on my dorm floor, so I decided to check it out. I really admired the women who put on the presentation and who gave up their letters. During philanthropy night, when I was with Delta Zeta, I saw a woman who was a year older than me who went to my high school. I looked up to her so much, and just seeing how happy and comfortable she was with her sisters inspired me to join a sorority.'

What is your favorite Delta Zeta memory?
'My favorite DZ memory is big sis reveal, when I got my big sister and my two littles. I look up to my big so much and she's been such a great mentor and friend to me for the past few years, and my littles are the light of my life. I'm so fortunate and proud that I have these women in my life.'

An interesting fact about Kelsey: 'I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland in spring 2012, and I traveled to six countries in Europe while I was there.'

A few quotes that Kelsey lives by: 
'Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.' - David Cain
'When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.' - James Joyce

Three things Kelsey loves: Traveling, writing and photography

What are you most looking forward to this semester?
'I'm looking forward to continuing the Greek Man/Woman of the Month initiative that the PR Chair on IFC and I created, I'm excited for this blog to grow, and I'm excited to work with the lovely ladies on PHC!'

Monday, January 20, 2014

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Michi Gustafson

Michi Gustafson
PHC Academics
Sorority - Alpha Sigma
Year Affiliated - Fall 2011
Positions Held in Alpha Sigma - Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary
Positions Held in PHC - PHC Head Delegate, Academics
Big Sister - Taylor Chobanian
Little Sisters - Megan Young and Kelly McKeon

Year in School - Senior
Major - Political Science with a legal studied emphasis
Hometown - Forestville, WI
Why did you decide to go Greek?
'I decided to go Greek because I met Taylor and she convinced me to check out recruitment my freshman year.'

What is your favorite Alpha Sigma memory?
'My favorite memory isn't a set memory but just the awesome time I have when I hang out with my sisters even if we are just chatting around the dinner table or hanging out in someone's room. It's always nice to be able to sit and talk with people who don't judge and are genuinely a good time to be around.'

An interesting fact about Michi: 'I am half-Japanese!'

A quote that Michi lives by: 'Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude and a lady with class.'

What are you most looking forward to this semester? 'I am looking forward to all the fun events planned through Alpha Sigma and PHC, and I am also looking forward to working with the ladies on PHC.'

Monday, December 9, 2013

Meet Your PHC E-Board - Sarah Schwind

Sarah Schwind
PHC Treasurer
Sorority - Delta Zeta
Year Affiliated - Fall 2012
Positions Held in Delta Zeta - Risk Management, House Manager, Formal Chair
Positions Held in PHC - Head Delegate, Treasurer
Big Sister - Brittany Ludes
Little Sisters - Amanda Terrinoni and Cassie Vitale

Year in School - Junior
Major - Elementary Education
Minor - Political Science
Hometown - McHenry, IL
What made you want to go Greek?
'I never in a million years would have thought I would have gone Greek, but after transferring from UW-Green Bay, I knew I wanted to get involved, and my sister-in-law suggested I go Greek.'

What is your favorite Delta Zeta memory?
'One of my favorite memories would have to be recruitment 2013. I wasn't looking forward to disaffiliation, but looking back I'm so glad I was. I met some of the most amazing women and looked outside of my own little turtle shell to realize that not only do I have 125 amazing sisters but I have so many more within the other sororities.'

An interesting fact about Sarah: 'I like to think I live a pretty boring life but I guess being 1 of 7 kids, life is never really that boring.'

Three things Sarah loves: 'My dog, she's blind and has only one eye but she is the most precious thing in the world. I love sports, especially Chicago sports, and to clarify, I'm a Sox fan. Lastly, I love the ocean. There is no other place where I feel more at home.'

A few quotes Sarah lives by:
'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' - African Proverb
'When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.' - Ernest Hemingway
'A smooth sea never made for a skillful sailor.'
'The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up.' - Dumbo the Elephant