On Wednesday, April 27th, we held a special Senior Session for our 16 graduating seniors that will be leaving us in just a few short weeks! The rain stopped just in time for us to snag some really great pictures at our favorite spot, Tiger Stadium, while our seniors reminisced on all the fun times that they had with their sisters.
Here's some things our seniors had to say about what Sigma Alpha has taught them, advice to our future members, and what they'll miss most about Sigma Alpha:
"These girls have been by my side through the tears, long nights, and crazy adventures that come with going to our amazing university and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way! In just a couple of weeks we will all be going our different ways and stepping out in the real world. I am so proud of each of you and I know Sigma Alpha has readied us to become the women who will excel in agriculture and to be like Ruth and walk forth each day of happy hearts and continence serene."
"Sigma Alpha is definitely a lifestyle. Sigma Alpha becomes your life, and your entire semester revolves around it. It's important for me to keep up with my school work in order for me to spend time with my sisters. The fact that it's done so much for me for personal growth...I'm going to miss it so much."
"My favorite part about Sigma Alpha is that it gave me somewhere to call home. Before I joined Sigma Alpha, I didn't want to be in Baton Rouge, and I didn't want to be at LSU. When I rushed Sigma Alpha, I found my place where I could be myself and have someone to talk to, eat lunch with, and go to class with."
We have had quite a busy weekend in March with Sigma Alpha! Whether it was our long awaited Big Little Reveal or our Founder’s Day Banquet, we had a great weekend with our sisters. We were also scheduled to have our sisterhood retreat on Saturday, but because of the crazy weather, we have rescheduled our retreat and will have an additional post about our sisterhood retreat during April!
First off, Big Little Reveal was amazingly hosted by our Vice President of Membership, Elise Barras! Our seven “littles” were so excited to find out who their bigs were after a week of non-stop gift baskets from their lovely Big’s! Our littles gathered together to guess who their bigs were based off of their matching socks that their bigs got for them. Our actives stood behind a curtain labelled “guess who?” with their feet stuck out, and our MC’s were so excited to find that their bigs were the sister they’ve always wanted! Afterwards, our big little pairs made their way into our game room that was full of a ton of fun games—from Hungry, Hungry Hippo, Battleship, Just Dance, Mario Kart, Twister, and more! All of our new Big Little pairs and all of our actives were awarded tickets per game they won and could turn in their tickets at the end of the night for special prizes! All in all, it was a fun and relaxing night after a stressful week of midterms. We are so excited for what this semester has in store for our lovely MC’s and are so excited to have them apart of our family!
Our fun weekend didn’t stop there, though! On Sunday, March 13th, our 1st Vice President, Juliana Major, hosted our Founder’s Day Banquet at the Faculty Club on campus! We celebrated 38 years of being a “sororitEA” with our special guests as women who have had a positive impact on our lives. Each active was invited to bring a special woman in their life to help celebrate our sisterhood and achievements in our 38 years of being a sorority. Our alumni were also highly encouraged to attend, and we had quite a great turnout of alumni as well, which is always a treat for us! From the awesome playlist, to the delicious food, to the beautiful cake, and, of course, spending quality time with our sisters, Founder’s Day Banquet was one to remember for all of us! After our refreshments were served, the chapter nominated selected members for their outstanding achievements during their time in the sorority, both academically and the embodiment of our four pillars. After the awards were given out, one of the founding members of our sorority and first full term president of Sigma Alpha Zeta Chapter, Carmen Farenthold, who drove all the way from Texas to spend time with us, gave a powerful and insightful presentation about Sigma Alpha, our history, and the importance of our legacy and sisterhood. She exemplified all of the important aspects of Sigma Alpha that has stuck with her throughout her professional life and instilled in all of our active members the important impact Sigma Alpha has on all of our sisters!
Scholarship Awards: Most study hours-Savannah Crawford; Most Improved GPA-Natalia Arango; Highest GPA (Big/Little pair)-Jennifer Campbell & Stephanie Alevizon.