Name: Laurie Tourtellot
Sorority/Chapter Name: Delta Delta Delta/Delta Xi Chapter
Initiation Year: 1975
University: University of Missouri - Columbia "Mizzou"
Collegiate Leadership Positions: Rush Committee, Fraternity Education Chairman, Chaplain
Alumnae Leadership Positions: Treasurer, Vice-President, Chairman of Art Auction, Panhellenic Delegate
Alumnae Associations you belong to: Kansas City, MO-Shawnee Mission, KS Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta
Favorite Sorority Memory: "Step-sitting" on a beautiful fall or spring day on the front steps of the Tri Delta Chapter House at Mizzou, laughing and visiting with my sorority sisters and others who were walking by through "Greektown".
Name: Karen Routsong
Sorority/Chapter Name: Alpha Gamma Delta - Epsilon Beta Chapter
Initiation year: 2001
College: University of Kansas
Alumnae leadership positions: VP of Philanthropy, Panhellenic Delegate, Co-Chair International Reunion Day
Alumnae association you belong to: Greater Kansas City Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta
Favorite sorority memory: Don’t know if I can choose just one! Instead of something specific, I really remember the times that were totally random. The times that weren’t planned but ended up laughing so hard you cried, watching basketball games or movies, just hanging out in someones room. The everyday-ness of being a sister and a friend.
Name: Melanie Manning
Sorority: Alpha Chi Omega
Initiation year: 2006
College: Missouri State University, Zeta Sigma Chapter
College leadership positions: Exec Board, VP of Membership Development
Alumnae leadership positions: Panhellenic Delegate
Alumnae association you belong to: Mu Mu Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega of Greater Kansas City
Community Involvement and Volunteering: The Junior League of Kansas City, Upward Sports Cheerleading Coach
Favorite sorority memory: I loved getting dressed up for Exchanges (our themed dances with fraternities) and formals! I loved getting ready for all the dances with my sisters at our sorority house. I'm so glad I have all those great memories!
Many times, we will hear women say, "I WAS in a sorority", or "I WAS a XYZ in college". We are here to remind you that we all ARE and will always be a sorority woman!
Not I was....I AM! We are proud to be lifelong sorority women!
FYI - A letter will be going out soon to alumnae presidents with the Woman of the Year nomination form, but we wanted to give everyone a heads up! The nomination deadline will be March 1, 2015. One alumna from each Panhellenic sorority will be recognized during our brunch on April 25!
Name: LaTasha James
Sorority: Phi Mu
College leadership positions:
President, Social Chairman, Intramural chair, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary
Alumnae leadership positions
Vice President Membership, Vice President of Programming, Panhellenic Delegate
Alumnae association you belong to:
Greater Kansas City Phi Mu Alumnae Chapter
Favorite sorority memory
Hosting Mixers. I loved to come up with random party ideas for mixers, and making the traditional ones more epic. But I think my favorite memory would have to be the year we swept all of the Homecoming events. We were paired with Kappa Sigma and the theme was "~ Where everyone knows your name" (Cheers) I was the homecoming chair and I couldn't stop smiling from EAR to EAR!
Our 2015 Panhellenic Woman of the Year & Scholarship Brunch will be Saturday, April 25th from 9:30-noon at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.
More info to come including the Woman of the Year nomination deadline, so stay tuned! Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction go towards scholarships for local Panhellenic sorority women!
Photo below: Sigma Sigma Sigma women at the 2014 WOY & Scholarship Brunch
Bottom: Woman of the Year recipients, 2014
Past President and Ex-Officio Annette Thomas/Delta Gamma collecting money for our 75/25 raffle! 75% of the donations go to the Scholarship Fund and a winner gets 25%!
Sheila Wilson/Sigma Kappa and Dixie Brown/Alpha Delta Pi enjoying breakfast.
Wanda Duff/Alpha Xi Delta putting her name in the badge drawing. We love to wear our beloved badges! Winner was Becky Larsen/Pi Beta Phi!