This week's Sister Of The Week was Claire Nobles from Houston, Texas. She is a member of the Alpha Rho pledge class and this is her first semester as an active sister of the Beta Alpha Chapter. Already Claire has done so many great things for the sorority. She was one of the faces our 9th annual Ribbons On The Runway fashion show - fundraiser for Sharsheret. Claire leant us her gorgeous face for print ads, a promotional video, and she strutted her way down the runway! Claire is not just a pretty face though, she is in the honors program here at Emerson College and she had one of the highest GPA's in the chapter! Congratulations Claire, we love you! "Remember the Alamo!"
This week was so amazing that we had two sisters qualify for Sister Of The Week! Maggie Morlath and Paige McCarthy both worked together to plan an amazing fundraiser event! It was very successful and they pulled off the entire fundraiser in under a week! We are so thankful for our hardworking VP of Finance and Fundraising Chair! They were able to collaborate and work well under pressure, and for that, we are so thankful! Great job girls, you deserve it! LML
Jess Griffith was named Sister Of The Week because she was able to overcome extenuating circumstances and still deliver a beautiful pledge class to our chapter. Jess planned a lovely Rush week which included Tea With The Phis, Ready, Set, Go, Cheese and Chatter, and a Philanthropy event for children with cancer. Albeit a blizzard and closed school, Jess was able to reschedule all of her carefully planned Rush events. She had to stay in constant contact with the sisters of AEPhi and all of the Rushes, while trying to keep Rush as regular as possible; and she did a fabulous job! Congratulations Jess, we love you!
One of the greatest decisions that I have ever made was applying to Emerson College. My second was rushing Alpha Epsilon Phi.
I remember three years ago when I stepped foot on this campus. There were several members of organizations holding purple and yellow balloons joyfully trying to get incoming students to check out their tables at the organization fair. As I signed up for many organizations, a girl approached me that wore the words Alpha Epsilon Phi on her shirt. She was extremely welcoming and asked me to check out her sorority table. My friends back home had been in sororities and told me about the amazing memories that they had with their “sisters”, so it initially caught my interest.
As I walked to their table, which was filled with pink and green decorations, It immediately caught my attention. I attended the first information session, and began to learn more about the sorority. It was the only national sorority at Emerson College, which I thought was interesting, and as I looked around the room, I realized that one of the girls in the sorority was a host on the television show that I watched in Piano Row earlier.
The next few weeks, I went to The Emerson Channel and Emerson Independent Video auditions and saw those same girls that I saw at the information session in the sorority leading the events. I was impressed. I began to go to Fashion Society meetings, and there they were. I went to WEBN Boston meetings, and there they were. I ended up rushing the sorority and I had a really fun time. The week-long rush events included cheese and chatter, a tea party, game night and many more. As I began to get closer with the sisters of the sorority, I saw myself getting closer to the girls that I was rushing with. The night that I got a bid from the sorority, I could not stop smiling.
These girls are my best friends. I could never imagine my life without this sorority. Not only are my sisters motivated, talented, down to earth and straight up HILARIOUS, but they offer connections from places all over the country. They are unique in their own little ways. As we watch each other grow in our college experience, I cannot wait to spend the rest of my four years at Emerson with such a phenomenal group of girls that I can call my sisters.
I have become an overall better person because of this sorority and the people that I have met through it. I wouldn't be the person that I am today without my 64 sisters backing me up. They never seize to put a smile on my face. I am so proud and honored to be the president of this organization, and can not wait for the many more goals that we will accomplish.
why i wear my letters
This semester we decided to honor a sister who has done amazing work over the entire semester, just not one particular week. There is no sister more deserving than our President Darian Harvin. Darian is always there for each and every sister whether you just want to chat, have a problem, or want to execute an idea. She runs AEPhi flawlessly every single day and always has a smile on her face. We each admire her so much for her strong leadership and dedication to the sorority as a whole and to the sisters. VP of Operations Shakala Alvaranga said, "Darian has done a remarkable job at being president of AEPhi and truly has exhibited what it means to be a PHI. Her work as president has helped AEPhi's reputation and that is why I think she is MORE than deserving of this award." Thank you for keeping us on our toes, loving each and every one of us, and being such a devoted president.Congratulations Darian!!
Many would agree, Jaclyn is that sister that is at every event, always with a smile, ready to have a good time, and always, always willing to lend a helping hand. Sisters totally appreciate everything Jaclyn brings to the table and we could not be more grateful. In early March, Jaclyn organized an event "Pink Hair for Hope," a hair dresser came to campus and anyone could get pink hair extensions for $10 with the proceeds going the American Cancer Society supporting breast cancer. Jaclyn put the event together flawlessly with a great turn out.
Thank you for all you do, Jaclyn. Each and every sister appreciates all your hard work and your contagious smile. LML
As VP of Finance Kayla keeps up totally grounded with everything involving money and we are so appreciative of all her hard work. Kayla keeps everyone on track and is always available to lend a helping hand. Finances of 60 sisters is a big responsibility and she conquers it no sweat. Thank you Kayla, for all you do. Sisters agree you are more than deserving of this title, so soak it up and just know how thankful we are of you! LML
Congratulations to the Ribbons on the Runway committee for being our Sisters of the Week! Normally we just pick one Sister, but this group of six Sisters went above and beyond with the planning, dedication, and overall vision of the event and all are worthy of this deserving title. Ribbons, with all proceeds going to an amazing cause, Sharsheret, went off without a hitch and put together a remarkable event. This group of girls represented our sisterhood beautifully and we are so thankful for that. Congratulations to Hope Kauffman, Mykah Murphy, Jenna Greenberg, Abby Peel, Marissa Lasoff, and Brianna Baxter! Way to go, girls! Ribbons was amazing. LML
This week's Sister of the Week is one of the cutest, most thoughtful, and energetic sister's AEPhi has. We are so lucky to have Julianna Buck hold the title this week! Julianna was nominated by our President Darian who said, "Julianna has put so much dedication and ownership into the position and I appreciate her support in multiple ways. This semester Julianna has transformed Philanthropy for AEPhi." Julianna has sisters signed up for fantastic volunteering opportunities at places like Cradles to Crayons and handing in our spare change to support The Girl Effect. She really goes above and beyond to show the importance of making a difference. She is most deserving of this title this week.
Way to go, girl! Keep up the unbelievable work! LML
Congratulations to our Sister of the Week, Hope Kauffman! She has been on top of her game this week with everything Ribbons on the Runway. Hope took charge and proposed an appeal the the Student Government Association for funds towards the event. She put together an amazing powerpoint, delivered a remarkable presentation, and showed pride towards the event and sorority. Hope's vision for the event and all the hard work and dedication she is putting towards this is the perfect recipe for a complete show stopper. Keep up the fantastic work, Hope. We can't wait to see what else you have in store!