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College Panhellenic Council welcomes new members

CPC photoLU College Panhellenic Council sororities, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi and Zeta Tau Alpha welcomed a record 67 new members during the fall 2013 formal recruitment and continuous open bidding.

This well-rounded group of women come from various cities across Texas and other states representing a wide array of academic majors and interests including accounting, American Sign Language, biology, chemical engineering, communication, communication disorders, criminal justice, deaf studies, dental hygiene, exercise science.  Other majors represented include finance, general business, general studies, graphic design, health, health information technology, history, human resource management, information systems, interdisciplinary studies, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medical sonography, music, nursing, nutrition/dietetics/hospitality management, political science, radiologic technology, psychology, theatre, and vocal performance.

“We are delighted to have such an accomplished group of women joining the Greek community,” said Shannon Copeland, CPC advisor.  “These new members join the ranks of other women who have created a legacy of leadership, academic excellence and volunteerism at Lamar University.”

Throughout the weekend of formal recruitment, many of these women attended events that allowed them to learn about the various chapters’ values, community involvement and outreach, as well as Greek life in general.  The experience also included a series of creative songs and skits which gave the women a glance at each chapter’s inner dynamic.  In addition, the new members participated in a community service project making hygiene kits for those in need in our local area.

“During Formal Recruitment, each organization adds to its membership women who will become leaders in their chapter and on campus,” said Eritrea Griffith, CPC president.  “Sororities continue to be build and grow by gaining new sisters throughout the year who can further achieve goals and carry on important values and traditions unique to each chapter,” said Lauren Eicher, CPC vice president for public relations.

Recruitment is not just a weekend out of the year – it is a continuous process.  “Every day we try to represent ourselves in the best way possible to live out the values of our organizations and to attract new sorority women,” said Madeline Kujawski, CPC vice president for recruitment.  “It is so exciting to see Greek life growing at Lamar University.”

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations in the world, with more than 4 million members in 26 national and international organizations.  NPC provides leadership training and related programming for the development of collegiate members.  The NPC and its members award more than $2.8 million in scholarships annually, volunteer more than 500,000 hours of their time and donate more than $5 million to worthy causes.  

New members include: 

Alpha Chi Omega:

  • · April Berwick, freshman, general business, Beaumont
  • · Lawren Bledsoe, sophomore, criminal justice, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • · Paige Booker, freshman, history, Beaumont
  • · Melanie Bransford, freshman, mathematics and theatre, Beaumont
  • · Pristine Carpio, junior, information systems, Beaumont
  • · Jocelyn Causer, sophomore, pre-nursing, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • · Maegan Collins, freshman, biology/pre-med, Nederland
  • · Lacey de Bretagne, freshman, accounting, Silsbee
  • · Valerie de la Rosa, freshman, biology, Groves
  • · Celina Gernale, freshman, communication disorders, Beaumont
  • · Mallory Haynes, freshman, biology, Beaumont
  • · Celeste Hendrick, freshman, pre-nursing, Sour Lake
  • · Emily Hughes, freshman, nutrition/dietetics/hospitality, Parker, Colo.
  • · Jo Mata, junior, chemical engineering, Baytown
  • · Linda McMahon, sophomore, communication, Beaumont
  • · Annette Merrill, freshman, general studies, Las Cruces, N.M.
  • · Brooke Nash, freshman, psychology, Vidor
  • · Ashley Owens, freshman, American Sign Language and deaf studies, Missouri City
  • · Janie Reyes, freshman, interdisciplinary studies, Waco
  • · Tabetha Riley, freshman, health, Beaumont
  • · Emilee Taylor, freshman, general studies, Beaumont
  • · Bekah Wells, freshman, communication, Nacogdoches
  • · Kari White, sophomore, communication disorders, Richmond
  • · Emily Whitehead, freshman, vocal performance, Beaumont 

Alpha Delta Pi: 

  • · Sam Arthur, freshman, general business, Sour Lake
  • · Ale Avila, freshman, chemical engineering, Baytown
  • · Taylor Bankston, freshman, pre-nursing, Nederland
  • · Courtney Burchett, freshman, music, Hamshire
  • · Sara Dickerson, freshman, human resource management, China
  • · Racheal Elliott, freshman, interdisciplinary, Lufkin
  • · Chelsey Gates, sophomore, communication disorders, Edna
  • · Shayna Green, sophomore, pre-nursing, Port Arthur
  • · Kara Halderman, freshman, chemical engineering, Plano
  • · Lauren Hector, sophomore, nutrition/dietetics/hospitality, Beaumont
  • · Brenda Hernandez-Iglesias, freshman, biology, Beaumont
  • · Rebecca Higginbotham, sophomore, marketing, Orangefield
  • · Erika Leggett, freshman, graphic design, Beaumont
  • · Carly Lewis, freshman, mechanical engineering, Sour Lake
  • · Brittany Lopez, sophomore, American Sign Language Frisco
  • · Sarah Miller, sophomore, pre-radiologic technology, LIT, Groves
  • · Adriana Rodriguez, freshman, pre-medical sonography, LIT, Port Arthur
  • · Cheyenne Ross, freshman, chemical engineering, Vidor
  • · Dani Sanders, freshman, political science, Bridge City
  • · Christina Torres, sophomore, pre-nursing, Houston
  • · Robyn Winkle, junior, biology, Hemphill
  • · Kelsey Young, junior, psychology, Beaumont 

Zeta Tau Alpha: 

  • · Erica Bass, freshman, pre-nursing, Deweyville
  • · Stephanie Brousseau, sophomore, exercise science, Sugar Land
  • · Daytona Brown, freshman, pre-nursing, Clear Lake
  • · Bailey Burns, freshman, pre-nursing, Katy
  • · Caitlyn Doucet, freshman, health information technology, LIT, Hamshire
  • · Haley Duhon, freshman, accounting, Bridge City
  • · Breia Easley, sophomore, biology, Hemphill
  • · Hannah Ferguson, freshman, general business, Lumberton
  • · Kailyn Franks, sophomore, finance, Nederland
  • · Holly Garland, freshman, biology, Beaumont
  • · Courtney George, freshman, graphic design, Nederland
  • · Macy Hamilton, freshman, psychology, Orangefield
  • · Maddie Johnson, sophomore, pre-nursing, Mont Belvieu
  • · Adrianna Lozano, freshman, interdisciplinary studies, Houston
  • · Lexi McDonald, freshman, American Sign Language, Leander
  • · Mikayla Pentecost, freshman, criminal justice, Fort Worth
  • · Jordan Price, sophomore, biology, Beaumont
  • · Kori Sheldon, freshman, pre-nursing, Nederland
  • · Kristi Sonnier, sophomore, biology, Hamshire-Fannett
  • · Harley Spence, freshman, general studies, Vidor
  • · Brooke Sudduth, freshman, dental hygiene, LIT, Lumberton