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Back-to-Back // St. Jude Philanthropy
Let us not forget being awarded the top fundraising Tri Delta chapter for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! Thanks to all of our members, alums, family, and friends for your love and support to help us get here!!! Nationally we helped raise $7.9 million this year to support the St. Jude lifesaving mission!
While You Were Sleeping // Summer 2016
Over the past few months our Tri Deltas have had their days filled with camp songs, different languages, and even internships, but we are sure glad to have them back in Oxford, MS!
April 22, 2016 9pm-1am // Spring Formal 2016
On April 22, 2016 from 9 pm to 1 am Tri Delta got their foots a little loose at our Spring Formal. Our social chairs Rachel Harris and Michelle Dicks arranged for us to have our function at The Powerhouse where a live band performed.
April 22, 2016 6am-8am // Greek Prayer Walk
On April 22, 2016 Ole Miss held the first ever Greek Prayer Walk. And to make it even better, we are proud to announce that one of our very own, Ashley Johnston, was apart of creating the event. She said "Being united in Christ links us all together despite what letters we wear, and that bond is something that should be celebrated through love and support for one another." Everyone was to meet at their respective houses that morning at 6am to pray then to walk to each house and end at Paris Yates Chapel for a short worship/devotion.
April 16-17, 2016 // Jesus Retreat
All Tri Deltas that could participate traveled to Corinth, Mississippi to stay at our chaplain, Elizabeth Williams, camp cabin for our second annual Jesus Retreat. This year we had the pleasure to have Hannah Lane come speak to us while Kayton George painted out who we are in God's eyes.
April 11-15, 2016 // Sigma Chi Derby Days
Sigma Chi at the University of Mississippi hosted their annual week long Derby Day philanthropy events. To kick off the week a 5k was held to help benefit their cause. As the week went on, a search for the “Hidden Derby” competition started, along with a "PhotoSig Challenge," which consisted of each sorority competing to see who could post the most photos with an active member of the fraternity. Simultaneously, a blood drive was being held to support Mississippi Blood Services. To end the week, a dance competition was held at the Tad Pad, which consisted of all the sororities showcasing dance routines. This year our music chairmen, Elizabeth Broadus and Helen House, choreographed a Mean Girls themed dance that had over two hundred of our sisters in it.
April 8, 2016 // Taylor Medal Award
Congratulations to Tori Calcote, College of Liberal Arts in Biochemistry, Alex Martin, College of Liberal Arts in International Studies, Mary Hannah Cooper, School of Business Administration in Marketing, and Caroline Hughes, Meek School of Journalism in Integrated Marketing Communications, who received the Taylor Medal. Taylor Medals are awarded to no more than 1 percent of the University's student body each year. Recipients must be nominated for outstanding scholarship in a particular field, combined with superior work in other subjects. To be considered a faculty committee commends students to be recognized for "meritorious scholarship and deportment" from those nominated by the participating division; then the University's undergraduate and academic councils must approve the recommendations. Eligible students must be seniors with a grade point average of 3.80 or higher and have completed at least 18 semester hours in the school or college in which the nomination originates.
April 6, 2016 // Ole Miss Greek Awards
Tri Delt was honored to have received the Amy Wells Dolan Award for Chapter Excellence and we would like to give a BIG shout out to Martha Collins for receiving House Mother of the Year!
April 4, 2016 // Sigma Nu Charity Bowl
Sigma Nu Charity Bowl was started in 1990 to honor Chucky Mullins, an Ole Miss Football player who was tragically paralyzed the previous season. Every year, Sigma Nu suits up to play another fraternity chapter in the annual Charity Bowl football game in Vaught Hemingway Stadium. The event also features a sorority cheer competition prior to kickoff as well as a homecoming style court at halftime, however due to weather conditions this was postponed until the next day at Oxford-Lafayette Sportsplex where they competed. Pictured to the left is our beautiful Charity Bowl Queen, Tori Ellis, was escorted by Sigma Nu, Andy Shine. And we owe a HUGE shout out to all our Delta cheerleaders, pictured below, that were choreographed by Elizabeth Broadus and Helen House.
April 4-8, 2016 // Houseboy & Staff Appreciation Week
April 4-8, 2016 was a week filled with goodies, gift cards, and to finish it off a nice steak dinner to show how much we appreciation our hard working staff and houseboys that tirelessly give to the Delta everyday, which is why every year we have a week dedicated to them.
April 2, 2016 // Ole Miss Big Event
On the BIG day, students at Ole Miss served as voluntary participants in service throughout the Oxford and Lafayette community. These projects included painting, yard work, washing windows, cleaning, assisting the elderly, etc. Thanks to the 1,000 Ole Miss students who gave their Saturday to serve the people of Oxford, and an even more special thank you to Executive Board! This year seven Tri Deltas helped put the Big Event into action. Carrie Hancock and Amanda Jones were on the Executive Board for PR & Marketing; Helen Cumbee Corey, Mary-Morgan Coburn, and Ariel Chang were on the Executive Board for Volunteer Recruitment; Alex Martin was on the Executive Board forFinance & Fundraising; and Mary Langford was on the Executive Board for Placement & Transportation.
March 11-20, 2016 // Spring Break 2016
The lovely ladies of Tri delta traveled all over the world, swimming from Florida to Mexico to St. Maarten to Haiti for their spring break trips.
March 6, 2016 // Chapter Retreat to St. Jude
This year the entire chapter traveled to Memphis, TN to spend the day at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The day began with a chapter-wide presentation given by our Collegiate District Officer Mary Kate Walton. After the presentation, we split into pledge classes and began our philanthropy-filled day. Groups rotated between touring the St. Jude campus, participating in the Sincerely Yours letter writing campaign, and eating lunch at Central BBQ. One new aspect of our chapter retreat is that the senior pledge class is given the honor of touring the Tri Delta Place. The Tri Delta Place is the only housing facility on the St. Jude campus, and is completely funded by the Tri Delta organization. Additionally, the freshmen pledge class was given the opportunity to hear a patient's story and meet her.
Who's Who Among Students
Each year, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow — selection to Who’s Who Among Students. This year on March 9, 2016 nine of our Tri Delta sisters were recognized. Pictured are back (left to right): Carole Frances Jennings, Mary Virginia Portera, Mary Elizabeth Kakales, Sara Kiparizoska, and Mary Langford. Front (left to right): Heather Neilson, Katie Wegener, and Mary Chandler Cossar.
February 26-28, 2016 // Collegiate Leadership Conference
This year our executive officers, Stennett Smith, President, Charolette Nichols, VP Finance, Caroline Garraway, Academic Development, and Abigail Kanicka, VP Chapter Development, represented the Chi chapter of Tri Delta in Dallas, Texas at the Tri Delta Collegiate Leadership Conference.
February 19-21, 2016 // St. Jude Leadership Conference
Our philanthropy chairmen, Sydney Reid and Caroline McGinnis, traveled to Memphis to attend the Tri Delta Leadership Conference weekend. Unlike in previous years, they were given the opportunity to invite an aspiring leader to join them; thus, Caroline Blair of Nashville, TN was chosen. While in Memphis, they toured St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Tri Delta Place, attended many different seminars and panels, and visited the Civil Rights Museum in downtown Memphis. Representatives from over 200 chapters were in attendance, and members from the national executive office joined them. During the award ceremony, our very own Chi Chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year for all of our hard work and efforts to spread awareness and fundraise for St. Jude.
February 16, 2016 // Parade of Beauties
This year was the 65th annual Parade of Beauties with 92 contestants from all over Mississippi and states across the U.S. where they competed for the title. The annual event, sponsored by the Student Activities Association, was presented by our very own 2015 Homecoming Queen Heather Nelson and Brady Bramlett, the pitcher for the Ole Miss baseball team. Each of the contestants was escorted by four members of the University's ROTC. Congratulations to our beautiful Tri Delta sisters that competed! Seven of our sisters made it into the top twenty-five and four advanced to the top ten! Pictured from left to right are: Bess Nichols, Tori Ellis, Mallory Dill, Rivers Countiss, Raeanna Bray, Kathleen Lovelace, Madelyn Blevins, and Hunter Schleicher. Not pictured: Millicent French and Blair Wortsmith.
February 12, 2016 // Valentine Crush Date Party
From 8 pm to 1 am Tri Delta got to, literally, dance the night away at our Valentine Crush Date Party. Our social chairs Rachel Harris and Michelle Dicks attentively prepared for us to have our function at The Library where the live band Groove Factor performed.
February 9,2016 // Delta House of Pancakes
From 6 pm to 9 pm the house was open to all for the annual fundraiser Delta House of Pancakes "DHOP." This year the chi chapter of Tri Delta, with the help from our incredible philanthropy chairs Caroline Mcginnis and Sydney Reid, raised $21, 690.30 to benefit Oxford Medical Ministries and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, our local and national philanthropies! The night started off with a few guest speakers, one of which was St. Jude CEO's brother Tom Shadyac, director of Patch Adam's. It continued on with two pancake eating contests. The first had every fraternity on campus head to head in a match to see who could eat the most stacks, with an incredible victory from fraternity Phi Delta Theta. However, the real competition was among the Ole Miss Football team. With just winning the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, each player was thirsty for a grand defeat. The football player nicknamed "Shaw" was able to stuff his face the fastest and took home the gold.
Welcome back Deltas! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break with your family, friends, and loved ones. We are happy to kick off 2016 with a win from the Rebs! However, there are a few Deltas that we would like to congratulate before we begin the new semester.
The following girls earned perfect 4.0 GPAs Fall semester!!
Mary Linley Albert
Mary Claire Harvey
Ann Weston Sistrunk
What You Missed over the Break
Fall Semester 2015