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For an unknown reason (as far as I am concerned…), someone hacked into the Kennesaw State University’s website and deleted all of the club/organization websites… So, in the meantime, Alpha Zeta has a temporary Facebook page. I just looked at it, and it looks really good! Under the “welcome” tab, there are sections for “service” and “sisterhood” that link to our old website. Unfortunately, this old website is not completely up to date with all of our current information…. But I have some current information! 🙂

After making this photo book with Priscilla, Jasmine C., and Lily for our Archiving OPA project, I have the entire roster as well as all of the current family trees. Maybe sometime soon our website will be back up and running, but until then, I will just post the info here! 🙂 First, the roster. This is how it looks in the photo book:

And here is the list again- maybe you can read it this time:

1

Aagaard

Ginny

2

Bernhardt Alyssa

3

Blay Georgette

4

Burtner Katy

5

Cantrell Kelly

6

Carder Allison

7

Emmitt Marissa

8

Gilbert Brandi

9

Gilliam Amanda

10

Henry Erica

11

Holden Lori

12

Hu Lisa

13

Johnson Heather

14

Miller Kellie

15

Minton Ashley

17

New Liz

18

Simpson Summer

19

Smith Annie

20

Trotter Jamie

21

Turner Janice

23

Ahmed Ferheen

24

Agner Holly

25

Bruce Diane

28

Finney Casey

29

Flageolle Molly

31

Hendrix Amy

32

Sasser Danielle

33

Mabry Mishaun

34

Marvesty Orchid

35

McClusky Lindsey

36

Miller Ashley

37

Moore Amy

38

Nelson Chelsea

39

Prouty Maureen

40

Pruett Abby

41

Roper Jessica

42

Shah Luckie

43

Stanley Heather

44

Tone Tara

45

Wade Anna

46

Williamson Brittany

48

Wright Britany

49

Yuhas Christina

50

Alligood Rene

51

Banks Brandi

52

Carter Lindsey

53

Coughlan Courtney

54

Elston Heather

55

Farley Jillian

56

Farlow Kimberly

57

Fey Erica

59

Holt Amberley

60

Jefferson Brittiany

61

Jones Kayla

66

Sagraves Ashton

67

Sappington Ashton

68

Smith AshLeigh

69

Woodward Ashley

70

Young Tegan

71

Anderson Katie

73

Carter Marilyn

74

Clark Savannah

75

Collier Lindsey

76

Henry Carley

77

Orme Katie

79

VanGessel Jessica

80

Baldwin India

81

Bowron Jessica

82

Brower Alice

84

Ebeling Gabrielle

85

Frost Kara

86

Hayes Emma

87

Hubbuch Kendall

88

Huey Amanda

89

Huntley Samantha

90

Johnson Bryn

91

Lindke Kayla

94

Merwin Meagan

95

Miller Gaberielle

96

Owen Stephanie

98

Pierre Emmanuella

99

Rella Julianne

100

Seaman Sam

102

Tench Alyssa

103

Thompson Emily

105

Voisinet Jacque

106

Willis Ellen

108

Angelia Patricia A.

109

Archie LaToya

111

Banes Katavia

112

Bassery Minoo

113

Bookout Stephanie

115

DeAngelus Allie

116

Dies Kayla

117

Finder Jessica

118

Fuss Kellie

119

Grady Carly

120

Greene April

121

Hart Ciara

122

Jerman Jamie

123

Kean Olivia

124

Kimbrow Audrey

125

Link Brittany

126

Locke Rebecca

127

Martin Hattie

128

McLennon Briana

129

Mitas Catherine

130

Mondessir Nastassia

131

Murphy Julia

132

Nguyen Thi

133

Parsons Tiffany

134

Pell Dow Cassandra

135

Poole Amy

136

Puett Brittany

137

Quatela Kelly

138

Sides Katelynn

139

Smith Marie

141

Stevens Shanelle

144

Wilkerson Lily

145

Williams Candice

147

Abella Dawn

148

Alexander Kristen

149

Amick Caitlin

150

Andrews Kirsten

151

Anglin Amber

152

Bates Trikarri

153

Bigler Lauren

154

Blackwell Kearstyn

155

Brimm Sophia

156

Bunton Taylor

157

Cassan Caroline

158

Chiang Ann

159

Clinton Jasmine

160

Dobson Heather

161

Dominguez Angelica

162

Floyd Chelsea

163

Fussell Stacy

164

Garriott Keeli

166

Griffith Chelcie

167

Herro Chrstine

169

Jackson Ashley

170

Jacob Riya

171

Jenkins Jordan

172

Johnson Kenita

174

Kempson Kristin

175

Louis Vanessa

177

McIntosh Teigan

178

Mott Tanya

179

Parker Susan

180

Porter Briana

181

Snelling Emily

183

Thomas Dania

184

Thomas Lisa

185

Vaughn ChristaBeth

187

Wilhelm Caitlin

188

Woodard Kirsten

190

Abel Emma

191

Adams Caroline

192

Ammons Emily

193

Argo Ana

194

Banks Jennifer

195

Bell Tara

196

Braddy Angelica

197

Bunch Robyn

198

Byess Jenna

199

Chhabra Ray

200

Daniel Georgene

201

Fann Lauren

202

Finkley Terri

203

Furusawa Moeko

204

Gooding Rochelle

205

Guthrie Autumn

206

Harper Lauren

207

Jacques Lauren

208

Joseph Brittney

209

Kaplan Jessica

210

Kenney Sharon

211

Keysar Evelyn

212

Kirby Brittany

213

Lebanowski Malorie

214

Montgomery Sydney

215

Newell Jasmine

216

Onate Bella

217

Orr Meredith

218

Ospina Stephanie

220

Petty Lauren

221

Plott Allison

222

Podhouser Jessica

223

Pulliam Jessica

223

Rodriguez Priscilla

224

Ruel Courtney

225

Salmon Camille

226

Smith Julie

229

Tang Mei Mei

230

Vainer Emily

231

Walsh Monica

232

York Parker

233

Zhuno

Marisa

Now, for the family trees!! 😉 You all know how much I love our family traditions, so this is very exciting for me.

Kappa Family:

 

Gamma Family:

Lambda Family:

Tau Family:

 

Chi Family:

 


Ok, I admit it….. I was channeling this song when titling this post. It is stuck in my head!

But that has nothing to do with what I am trying to talk about!! 🙂

For this year’s national president’s project, we are “Archiving OPA.” I am in the “traditions” group and, among other topics, we are working on “families.” (Hopefully now you understand where the title and the song come in… If not, it is really not important, and you are probably even better off that way!) Although this is a little outdated, here is a link to a page about our families.

So, for this project, I collected some information from my grand-big, Liz, a founding mother. Here is what she told me….

How Our Families Began

By: Teigan McIntosh, Zeta Class

Information collected from her Grand-big: Liz New, Founding Mother

The Alpha Zeta chapter of Omega Phi Alpha at Kennesaw State Univerisyt decided to create their families at the suggestion of the sisters from Nu Chapter at Georgia Tech who were instrumental in the founding of the Alpha Zeta chapter. Among them were Heather Pritchard, Amanda Harris, Chelsea Morrisey Navo, and Megan Sheppard, as well as the VP of Expansion at the time, Ginger McGarity. They thought it would be a good way for the Alpha Zeta chapter to trace their members back through the chapter as it grew and got older as well as create a tradition for the new chapter to uphold.

During August 2006, a few weeks after the colonization retreat but before the Alphas’ rush, the founding mothers formed the families at one of their chapter meetings held in the old social science building. (The families were first presented at the Alpha’s rush.) They decided that five families would be a good idea, so they wrote down all their names on slips of paper and put them into a plastic bowl. Then, they drew them out and sorted them into five piles. The matriarch for each family was decided based on which sister was closest to graduation. (Now, the matriarch of each family is determined by oldest pledge class and then graduation date, but, in the beginning, at that time we were all in the same class.

The five founding matriarchs were: Lambda – Kelly Cantrell; Chi – Allison Carder McKay;  Tau – Janice Turner Perea; Gamma – Brandi Gilbert; Kappa – Annie Smith.

Tau was for Turner, Gamma was for Gilbert, and, if Liz New remembers correctly, Chi was for Carder.  The rest of the families discussed the letters that they wanted and decided on something together. Again, if Liz New remembers correctly, the Lambda family traded the letter Kappa to the Kappa family because the Kappa family wanted it and the Lambdas didn’t. From there, each family brainstormed collectively and came up with our own mascots, flowers, and colors that night. Liz, a Lambda, remembers that the members of her family definitely wanted the Lambda’s to be unique, so they chose lavender and teal as their colors.

The family mascots, colors, and flowers are as follows:

  • Lambda – Colors: lavender and teal; Mascot: giraffe; Flower: purple tulip
  • Chi – Colors: purple and gold; Mascot: dinosaur; Flower: purple orchid
  • Tau- Colors: light pink and brown; Mascot: turtle; Flower: calla lilly
  • Gamma- Colors: hot pink and lime green; Mascot: teddy bear; Flower: pink gerber daisy
  • Kappa- Colors: yellow and green; Mascot: Kangaroo; Flower: sunflower