May 2018
Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series
Nutrition: Fact or Fiction

Nutrition and health information is confusing! Research seems to always be changing, and everyone has an opinion about food: what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, etc... Let's break down the trends and chat about what's real, what's not, and how to tell the difference. 

Presented by Lauren Newman, Tau-University of Texas

Tuesday, June 5, 9pm EDT.  Learn More & Register Now!
National Convention Preview
This summer, SDT will be hosting National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Nearly 300 women will come together, including delegates from every active chapter and our wonderful volunteers. Some highlights will include:
  • Hearing from amazing Keynote Speakers
  • Learning new leadership skills
  • Participating in a community service project with the Friendship Circle of Cleveland
  • Installing the new National Board of Directors
  • Presenting national awards to outstanding individuals and chapters
Cleveland Alumnae Happy Hour
We are excited to welcome Cleveland-area alumnae to join us for a special Happy Hour on Thursday, June 21. If you live near Cleveland, we'd love to see you! Learn more here.
Alumnae Thoughts
On the Blog: Empty Nesting and SDT

"Have you found yourself in that stage of life when your kids have left home, you may be living in a new state or you find yourself "retired" from a prior career? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then read on!"

By Rhesa Rubin, Beta Pi-University of Rochester and Lambda-UCLA. She's pictured here with Amy Berk, Chi-University of Michigan, who she met in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chapter Spotlight
Alpha Tau-George Washington accepting Chapter of the Year honors in April.
Several chapters and collegians won campus honors this year. Here are a few highlights:
  • Alpha Theta-Maryland  received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
  • Alpha Tau-George Washington won Chapter of the Year
  • Hope Pungello, Beta Pi-Rochester, received the Greek Leader of Distinction Award at NGLA! 

  • Gamma Chi-Geneseo received the 2018 President's Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Gamma Delta-American  won Outstanding Academic Programming and Outstanding Community Service.
  • Gamma Eta-University of South Florida won 10 awards, and was a finalist for Chapter of the Year. 
  • Gamma Kappa-Oswego won Sorority of the Year and Leadership Programming of the Year
  • Nicole Loiacono, Delta Lambda-Farmingdale's past Chapter President, won Sorority Woman of the Year
  • Jaycie Cooper, Delta Mu-Manhattan, was elected Student Body President for next year
  • Hannah Hall, Delta Omicron-Kent State, was awarded Chapter President of the Year!
  • Emelia Sherin, Delta Omicron-Kent State , won the Emerging Leader Award!
Make an Impact This Year with the Torch Society
All alumnae are encouraged to join the Foundation's elite giving society with a donation of $250 or more to our Annual Sisterhood Fund. Participation in our Torch Society signifies a dedication to uphold the legacy of SDT and a commitment to support the educational needs of our sisters.
Gifts can be made as a one-time donation or you can spread your impact out across multiple months with our monthly giving option. Initiate monthly giving today with a gift of $31.25 and you will reach Torch Society level this year! Give online:
Together, we will continue to carry the Torch-lighting the way with leadership, scholarship, and educational opportunities to extend the legacy of our sisterhood.
Another academic year has come and gone for most of our chapters, and we are so excited to welcome over 1,700 alumnae this spring! Check out our great  tips for young alumnae .

I wish you all a wonderful summer and hope you enjoy some "me" time, along with keeping up with your busy activities with friends and family. It's been a pleasure serving as the Alumnae Relations liaison and getting to know so many sisters from near and far! 

Margaux Manley Lima, Alpha Mu-University of Miami
National Vice President, Leadership Development & Alumnae Relations
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