Saturday, October 4, 2014

Our Amazing New Members! #NM14 - There's Always Sunny Skies with Alpha Chi by Your Side

Katy Alexander, Plantation
Sara Anderson, Orlando
Kylie Ariotti, Jupiter
Kristi Babb, Saint Johns
Sari Babkes, Plantation
Erika Bailey, Ringoes
Hope Baisley, Fuquay Varina
Erica Baranski, Lakeland
Stephanie Bernal, Miami
Katie Blumenthal, Fort Lauderdale
Alex Bretz, Jupiter
Bailey Brown, Acworth
Kaitlyn Brown, Palm City
Megan Brownell, Northville
Hannah Bunn, Orange Park
Lauren Burkhart, Coral Springs (L - mom - Gamma Iota)
Katie Campbell, Rockledge
Rachel Cantelou, Melbourne
Mia Carastro, Tampa
Brittany Casciano, Fairport
Jillian Cawley, Monroe Township
Colleen Chatfield, Pembroke Pines
Sydney Cook, St.Augustine
Kayla Copley, Coral Springs
Alexa Copperstone, East Williston
Taylor Dake, Jacksonville Beach
Hannah Dawkins, Saint Petersburg
Cori Day, Gulf Breeze
Adriana Diaz, Fort.Lauderdale
Adriana Diaz-Granados, Boca Raton
Mindy Do, St. Petersburg
Taylor Dowling, Saint James
Hailey Edwards, Chester
Alicia Ferrari, Miami
Jessica Gehring, Palm Beach Gardens
Emily Gibson, Jupiter
Celia Gisleson, Upper Saint Clair
Lexi Goldberg, Cape Coral
Corinne Gorant, Boynton Beach
Jordan Greene, Viera
Stephanie Haley, Jensen Beach
Carrie Hall, Largo
Caroline Hannon, Fort Myers
Mia Harding, Sarasota
Ashley Hartford, Milton
Chelsea Hauck, Ocean Ridge
Sarah Hoffman, Harrisburg
Danielle Hogan, Ocoee
Cory Hohler , Bradenton (L - mom & aunt - Alpha Omicron)
Alexa Huffman, Lake Mary
Erin Kahle, Coral Springs
Gabrielle Kilker, Jacksonville
Rebecca Koontz, Weston
Sari Kossoff, Orlando
Katie Krueger, Debary
Destiny Kruzel, Jacksonville
Gabriella Lipson, Ft. Lauderdale
Emily Malcom, Palm City
Kyla McAuliffe, Palm City
Kayla McNulty, Bradenton
Megan Miller, Jacksonville
Michelle Moore, Hillsborough
Mackenzie Murray, Ft. Lauderdale
Enara Nazarova, West Palm Beach
Shannon Nichols, Lutherville
Cecilia Orozco, Pembroke Pines
Sarah Pedersen, Simsbury
Skye Pennebaker, Miami
Abby Pruitt, Jupiter
Michelle Reese, Coral Springs
Delaney Riggins, Bradenton
Yahira Rodriguez, Coral Springs
Carly Roman, Doylestown
Madison Schiefelbein, Lake Mary
Lauren Schwerdt, Highlands Ranch (L - gmom - Sigma)
Monica Shevock, Boca Raton
Andreia Silva, Westfield
Sarah Smith, Caldwell
Violet Soliz, Springfield
Morgan Stuckert, Naples
Kadi Swiniarski, Naples
Rachel Taspek, Sarasota
Alyssa Tencza, Fort Lauderdale
Gianna Traylor, Bradenton
Karina Vasquez, Pembroke Pines
Victoria Vigarino, Pompano Beach
Makenzie Wirth, Orlando

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#AXONM14 - The Famous New Member Retreat!

Just a few photos from the fantastic time our new members had with some of our seniors and New Member Education Committee at Camp Indian Springs, Crawfordville, FL.

(part of) Our devoted NME committee! Molly - Orientation Retreat Chair; Heidi - Mystagogue Coor.; Emma - Asst VP-NME; Nicole - the head chica - VP-NME

some did yoga ...
while some went paintballing!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Member Love! NM14 #BidDay14 at @FSUPanhellenic

We were so excited to welcome home 87 new members from 2014 Recruitment at Florida State University! We love them all and can't wait to highlight them on our blog.

We have 62 freshman, 21 sophomores and 4 juniors. Three of our freshman are legacies! NM14 comes from cities as close as Gulf Breeze, FL and as far as Highlands Ranch, CO.

Here are a few amazing things these Real. Strong. Women. accomplished:

Varsity Swim Team
Varsity Field Hockey Team
Travel Softball
Competitive Cheerleading 
Peer to Peer Counselor
Mission trip to Jamaica
Mission trip to Haiti
Torch Night at FSU
FSU Garnet and Gold Key
Christian Campus Fellowship
Cross Country Team
Mu Alpha Theta
National Honor Society 
Varsity Soccer Team
Florida Travel Soccer Team 
National Art Honor Society
Flag Football
Master Musician
Relay for Life
Orchestra Student Board
National Physics Honor Society
Dance Team and Competitions 

We can't wait to see what all they do for Alpha Chi Omega and The Florida State University!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

#Ritual #reblog from @AlphaChiOmegaHQ & @LizRagland (@OCUAChiO)

This fabulous blog post is perfect as we enjoy our first, regular chapter meeting of 2014!
Thank you Liz (OCU, Gamma Tau) and our Alpha Chi Omega Ritual Specialists.
Let us Seek the Heights in 2014-2015 and keep our lives in tune with the world around us!

8 Reasons Why I Love Lyres, Red Carnations and Lyrebirds (and why you should too)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

#TBT #FSU National Championship Game 2013 - alumna perspecitve

Thanks to young alumna Danielle Sandoz-Osmus ('05) for this fun recap of her and her (now) finance's trip to the National Championship game and the celebration in Tallahassee!
Best Wishes Danielle on your nuptials!

Tailgating reunion at a home game (preparing for championship!) with besties BH alumnae: Carly ('06), Danielle, Christy ('06), Monique ('06) and Jenna ('07)
Jacksonville, FL to Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, NC to Los Angeles, CA.  That is the path my boyfriend, Adam Mason, and I took to travel to Pasadena, CA to see the undefeated 2013 Florida State Seminoles play the number two Auburn Tigers.  Adam and I made a mini vacation out of this trip, and got to meet many interesting Seminoles along the way.  We saw tons of garnet and gold as we traveled the Doak to Dena path.  From the man on our first flight who wore his full head-dress with two foot long feathers in first class the entire way to Los Angeles, to the numerous other fans in the airport wearing their Seminole gear as they boarded their planes to Pasadena, there was garnet and gold everywhere we turned.  An excitement seemed to fill the airport, from terminal to terminal, plane to plane.  Seminoles everywhere were getting ready to take over the city of Pasadena, California. 

Adam and I were both so excited to travel to this game, as we had not missed a 2013 home game leading up to the national championship game, and had traveled to several away games as well (Clemson, Gainesville).  We are both die-hard FSU fans, and we both bleed garnet and gold.  Our passion for FSU goes so deep, it lies in our bone marrow. 

When we got to Pasadena, we immediately put our FSU flags on our rental car and tried to share our pride with the city.  The city was filled with FSU fans, and unfortunately Auburn fans too.  When it was game time, we cheered the loudest we had ever cheered.  We screamed the loudest we had ever screamed.  Our blood pressure sky rocketed, and then it would settle.  Our veins were bursting, and then they would return to normal.  During the last two minutes of the game, Adam and I stood there, quiet as a mouse, watching and waiting for Fameis Jameis to do what he does best.  I cannot even begin to describe in words the joy and happiness that came over me when we beat the Tigers.  Singing “We Are The Champions” with thousands of other Seminole Fans brought tears to my eyes.  The game was such a memorable roller-coaster of an experience, and one that I will remember for a lifetime. 

At the game - waiting for their big t.v. moment!

My boyfriend Adam and I traveled over from Jacksonville the morning of the celebration, flying our BCS National Champions flags  on our car the entire duration on I-10.  When we arrived in Tallahassee, there was a feeling of pure excitement in the air.  

We visited the new Indoor Practice Facility (IPF).  What a great facility Jimbo has built.  And to think, Jimbo won a national championship the first year he had this facility built, now that is just remarkable.  We walked by the sod cemetery as well.  What a funny site to see, we had actual small coffins built for all of the sod we collected this year.  There the poor, poor little pieces of sod sat in the coffins.  The actual set of a funeral had been set up, fake sod, chairs and a tent sat outside the plots of the newly rested pieces of sod.  

at the Doak for the celebration in Tallahassee!
The actual celebration ceremony was quite remarkable.  There were fireworks, the band, the cheerleaders, the new championship football team, President Barron and numerous other people that had come to celebrate with us.  It was later announced that over 20,000 Seminoles had come to the celebration.  Can you believe it?  That is a quarter of our stadium that can hold 82,300 people!  During the ceremony, highlights were played from the game, and this sent chills down Adam’s and my spine, as Adam and I were able to relive the moments we shared in Pasadena, right there in Doak Campbell Stadium.  They also showed a video of various other people around the country watching the game, and the same emotions during the game were felt by Seminoles everywhere. 

 After the celebration was over, we were allowed to go on the field and meet the players.  We definitely did not let this opportunity pass us up.  We did not get to meet Jameis, for he had to leave early for baseball practice, but we got to meet numerous other players and congratulate them on such a wonderful season.  I even took a selfie with Timmy Jernigan, who I got so close to for an autograph, but he got pulled away in another direction and I didn’t get to get his signature.  I cannot wait to do this all again next year!!  What an exciting time it is to be a Seminole!  The National Championship Celebration with the Seminoles was an experience I will certainly never forget.