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Women in STEAM: Shannon Beeler

By Abby Hanlon, Delta Upsilon-Marshall University  Shannon Beeler is a high school math teacher in Mililani, Hawaii on the island of O’ahu. She is a military wife and mother of three. Shannon pursued a career in mathematics and education after discovering her passion for helping others. Can you share a little bit about your college…

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Women in STEAM: Blanca Herrera

  By Abby Hanlon, Delta Upsilon-Marshall University Blanca Herrera is a Civil Engineer Associate for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. She is a 2020 Delta Zeta 35 Under 35 honoree. She pursued a career in the field of engineering after participating in Engineers Without Borders, whose mission is too empowered communities by…

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Women in STEAM: Gina Thornberg

By Abby Hanlon, Delta Upsilon-Marshall UniversityMarch is Women’s History Month, and we are highlighting Delta Zeta sisters in STEAM- science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Gina Thornberg, Iota Delta-Edinboro (PA), finished her associate degree at Robert Morris University and enrolled at Edinboro University to complete her undergraduate degree. She only had a few friends, one…

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Women in STEAM: Tori Suslovitch

By Abby Hanlon, Delta Upsilon-Marshall University March is Women’s History Month, and we are highlighting Delta Zeta sisters in STEAM- science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Tori Suslovitch, Delta Beta-Tampa (FL), is a licensed genetic counselor in the Yu Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s in…

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Representation Matters: Alumna is first person of color on University Board of Governors

February 23, 2023 Written by: Abby Hanlon, Delta Upsilon-Marshall (WV), Communications Intern Amelia (Amy) Bailey Counts, would have never imagined while she was a collegiate member at the Epsilon Nu Chapter at Missouri State University that she would eventually be the first woman of color Board Chair on the University’s Board of Governors. Amy joined…

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How Pi Chi Has Affected Me

By Rachel Beckett, Pi Chi-Western Kentucky I joined Delta Zeta my spring semester of my freshman year. Looking back at my fall semester, I remember how scared and lonely that girl was. I knew how outgoing I was but really struggled to make connections with others. I longed for a place to feel like home.…

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The power of sisterhood and connections

By Robin White Underwood, Xi Beta-Eastern Kentucky In late spring of this year, our sister Michelle passed away due to a rare brain tumor. She was the sweetest, kindest person I knew. When her DZ sisters found out that she was ill, the text chains and messages began to spread. At her funeral, we connected.…

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Navigating Life with a Friend

By Charlotte Williams, Alpha Gamma-Alabama I am pleased to share my story about my exquisite friendship with my dear pledge sister, Lauren. My father suddenly passed away five years ago. As our Delta Zeta Creed reads, “To those closer ones, Love that is ever steadfast,” Lauren exhibited this during a crucial and challenging time in…

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I Really Like Them

By Victoria Varn Pore’, Delta Alpha-California State/Long Beach You know that feeling when you meet someone new and walk away saying to yourself . . . “I really like them!” I get that feeling a lot with Delta Zeta’s across the nation. Genuine ladies, eager to connect. My dear friend and sister Kathryn (Kathi) Greenway…

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My Delta Zeta Mother

My Mother, Phyllis Davis Fisch, began her association with Delta Zeta’s Delta Xi Chapter in the late 1930’s during her college years at Colorado State College of Education, now known as the University Northern Colorado (UNC).  Just before her passing November 2022, Mother was honored to be welcomed as a member of the Delta Zeta…

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