Meet the Exec: Bridget (CJO)

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Name: Bridget Alley (Chief Judicial Officer)

Pledge Class: Alpha Beta – Fall 2017

Class & Major: Sophomore, Double major in Neuroscience and Spanish

Hometown: Justin, TX

PNM Advice: Go to as many rush events as you can! When I rushed last year, my biggest regret was that I didn’t go to more events because they were truly really fun! Additionally, they help you get to know the actives better and determine if Chi Beta is a good fit for you.

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Meet the Exec: Tiffany (CIO)

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Name: Tiffany McFall (Chief Information Officer)

Pledge Class: Omega – Spring 2017

Class & Major: Senior in Psychology

Hometown: Cypress, Texas

PNM Advice: Don’t every shy away from getting involved on campus! One great thing about Chi Beta is that we accept girls that are in any part of their UT career. We have girls rush their first year in college or even their last. This allows you to get to know people outside of your year or classes which is one of the things I love about our service sorority.

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Summer GMB Trip to Nicaragua

By: Kim Nguyen

14039951_1193036167384303_68770832127832151_nAs I entered the sky bridge, walking towards the plane, it finally occurred to me what I was about to embark on. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I had seen the itinerary and talked to veteran brigaders, but schedules and words do not compare to the actual experience. My brigade trip to Nicaragua was incredible from beginning to end and I am very fortunate to have been able to contribute to the Global Brigades cause.

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A Final Goodbye from the 2014-15, 2015-16 CJO

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I always knew this day would come, the day I would have to walk away from the University of Texas with so much joy, yet so much pain. When I arrived here 4 years ago, I was uncertain of what my time here would entail…flash forward to weeks away from graduating, and my life has been changed forever for the better. UT’s slogan is “What Starts Here Changes the World”, but what started here has changed MY world. After 3 uncertain semesters at UT, I found the most certain, constant and beautiful thing that would change my world in every way imaginable, and that was Chi Beta Delta.
12088151_908019529251855_2550264176785187838_nMy 5 semesters in Chi Beta have inspired me, excited me, and put me through some of the most trying times, yet it has easily been one of the most rewarding experiences I would not trade for the world. I have developed character, bettered myself, I’ve learned how to be a better speaker, manage my time, delegate responsibility, and I’ve had the best time of my life doing it. By serving as CJO for 3 semesters, I’ve learned how to lead. I’ve learned that leading is not about being the best at what you do, but about caring the most that it get done. There will never be enough words to describe how much each sister of XBD means to me–in each of their smiles I have found happiness, inspiration, unparalleled selflessness, support, and most importantly I’ve found my home. 13087700_1006851342702006_7537007290714283637_nEach of them has impacted me in more ways than I could’ve ever thought possible when I first found Chi Beta. As I look back on formals, boat parties, study dates, shopping days, early mornings spent volunteering, Round Up, lazy days and Spring Breaks in Padre and Vegas, there is one thing that does not change about these memories–my sisters. They have been there through the highest of my highs and my lowest of the lows.

So as I walk away from Chi Beta as alumna and close another chapter in my life, I leave a message to the sisters who I have met and who will continue our Chi Beta Legacy…

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I’m so blessed and thankful to have found this sisterhood and to know each and every one of you. The memories we have all made, I will always save. Though the future is uncertain and we are not sure of what we are heading towards, know that I wish you each love and luck and for each of you the world just opens up. Remember that it costs nothing to be kind and happiness can be shared with something as simple as a smile. You have all touched my life in countless ways. Now go change the world, and know that where the world may take me…in my heart you’ll always be. ❤

 

The Importance of Diversity

IMG_4257By: Olivia Kean

Many people start their lives completely convinced of what career or field they want to be in. I was one of those people who believed that no matter what, I was going to be a doctor of some kind. When I was growing up, I switched around between types of doctors such as pediatrician, neurosurgeon, cardiologist and finally neurologist. By the time I graduated high school, I was completely convinced that I would be a neurologist in life, so I decided to major in neuroscience, which I thought would be the perfect degree for me and my future.Continue reading “The Importance of Diversity”

You Mean so Much to Me

By: Kirsten Snow

My time as an undergraduate is coming to an end as I graduate from the
University of Texas at Austin in December.  I have had such a great experience with my sorority Chi Beta Delta in many regards such as making great friends, being involved in community activities, and for introducing me to a great friend, Sophie.  One of my sisters from Chi Beta Delta, Jessica, told me of a job opening as an in-home attendant for a girl who has a genetic disorder (Mowat-Wilson syndrome). I was immediately interested since I will be attending graduate school after UT in Occupational Therapy and I knew this would be a good opportunity.Continue reading “You Mean so Much to Me”

Thinking about thankfulness

By: Kirsten Snow
Untitled2With Thanksgiving approaching, most college students are excited about spending the long weekend with their family. Ever since my family has moved back from Belgium in 2005, my grandmother (GranGran) would drive down to spend the holiday with us. However, our Thanksgiving is going to be a little different this year. GranGran passed away in October after battling cancer for the second time. She was a remarkable lady full of passion, wit, and intelligence. Although GranGran will not be with my family at Thanksgiving, she is a constant reminder about how many things in my life I have to be thankful for.Continue reading “Thinking about thankfulness”