I attended the University of Kansas and joined Sigma Kappa my freshman year. I really liked the idea of finding a special place where I belonged and was accepted, and Sigma Kappa did it for me! I lived in the SK house my sophomore, junior, and senior year and loved it - it was extremely close to campus, fun to be around my sisters all the time, and had a great chef. My senior year I was honored to have been voted Senior of the Year for our chapter, as well as Appointed Officer of the Year for KU Panhellenic (I was Greek Environmental Board Co-Chair). I made lifelong friends in SK and am still in touch with many of them today.
I have met other SKs in random places, which I love. The summer before my senior year of college, I interned at an architecture and interior design firm in Atlanta and one of the interior designers was a SK! Now I work as a professional Wedding Coordinator in San Diego and a few years ago I randomly found out that one of my clients (brides) was a SK along with all of her bridesmaids -- I discovered it on her wedding day when they were all wearing SK shirts while getting their hair and makeup done! In recent years, I became a mom, joined a mom group, and found out that one of the other moms is a SK. So cool!!!
College: University of Kansas Chapter: Xi
Pledge Year: 1998
Current location: San Diego (Bay Park neighborhood)
Fun fact: I have been walking in the Alzheimer's Association Walk and fundraising for it for 12 years, since I moved to San Diego in 2002!
Business: Bliss Events, Wedding & Event Coordination
Freshman orientation 2003. My mother is walking around talking to the sororities with their tables set up, trying to recruit new freshman. I couldn't be more embarrassed and tried to hide when she talked with them. Thinking to myself, "I will never join a sorority, ever."
Flash forward to about three weeks into school. I felt completely alone in the dorms. I didn't know anyone, mostly boys lived on my floor and the girls were just into partying. I saw more flyers all over campus for fall recruitment. I needed friends! Why not just give it a try?
I was a legacy for a few sororities, however my mother was a Sigma Kappa at California State University, Chico (Delta Iota). So naturally I wanted to hate them because I cannot, will not join the sorority my mother did! Gosh no!
But...I met the Sigma Kappa ladies and felt an instant connection. It's the only sorority I looked forward to visiting during the recruitment. I was thrilled on bid day to find they had picked me too! I had to tell my mother, who was just as excited as I was. I made forever friends in my pledge class and more every year thereafter. I was so involved, I eventually became President! I changed so much in those four years, I wish I had listened to my mother in the first place. Sigma Kappa's really are the best gals around!
College: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Chapter: Beta Psi
Pledge year: 2003
Current location: Carlsbad, CA
Fun fact: I used to be a craft blogger, I love crafting of all kinds!
Business: Queen's Speech, "Where Speech and Language Get the Royal Treatment"- an internet based speech and language therapy resource store & blog.
Teacher Pay Teachers Store
Sigma Kappa La Jolla Alumnae Blog