COLLEGIANS NU-OKLAHOMA STATE ABBEY GRIMES Diagnosed at age 5 with Type 1 diabetes, Abbey is inspired to become a juvenile endocrinologist so that she can help children with diabetes and other diseases. She says, "I can talk to the children and let them know I understand what they're going through and that everything will turn out OK." In addition to majoring in microbiology, Abbey spends a great deal of her time helping others, and in recognition of her efforts, she was among 10 scholarship recipients at the Women for Oklahoma State University Symposium. Abbey co-founded the OSU College Diabetes Network to benefit her peers and has volunteered for fundraisers supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Scott Verplank Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This past summer, she completed a medical mission to Honduras with Nu sister Megan McCarron, pictured, and she volunteers at the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center where she tells the young patients: "Nothing can stop you. You just have to set your mind to it and take a few extra precautions." Abbey also has mentored children through Falls Creek youth camp, Girl Scouts and a Christian teen-mentoring program, and she co-founded a program to support reading curriculum and development in elementary schools. After receiving her service dog, Callie, who alerts her when her blood sugar is high or low, she discovered a passion for supporting the training of dogs to help others with diabetes. 1 BETA ALPHA-VIRGINIA MONICA MARCIANO Monica is a University Achievement Scholar with a double major in politics and Spanish. She serves on the University Judiciary Committee, the Legislative Affairs Committee and as a volunteer at the Charlottesville Legal Aid Justice Center. Before entering college, she had already served as a U.S. Senate page, an intern in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and one of two Virginia delegates to the 2016 U.S. Senate Youth Program, where she is pictured posing a question about climate change to former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. 2 OMICRON-ILLINOIS WESLEYAN HSIN-JOU "LILY" CHANG Illinois Wesleyan's Mark A. Israel Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics made it possible for Lily, an economics and international business major from Taiwan, to spend her summer conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. She investigated how refugees to the United States perform economically in comparison to natives and other immigrants. On campus, she serves as vice president of Cross-Cultural Connections, co-editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review, and member of Student Senate and Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity. 3 LAMBDA-NORTHWESTERN KATHERINE "KATIE" KRALL With the career aspiration to one day become the first female general manager in major league baseball, Katie created a student promotions coordinator position for herself with the Northwestern baseball team, interned in the Chicago Cubs community affairs department where she organized the World Series Trophy Tour, and spent her summer as Hyannis Harbor Hawks' first baseball operations intern. 4 BETA DELTA-UTAH STATE CAITLIN DINKEL Caitlin competes with the Utah State University equestrian team and serves as its vice president of public relations. 5 EPSILON LAMBDA-ALABAMA/HUNTSVILLE NICOLE FEDEROVITCH The Gulf Coast Conference named Nicole its lacrosse player of the year. She led the UAH offense with 80 points on a team-high 60 goals and 20 assists. Nicole also was named to the All-GSC team and GSC honor roll. 6 PI-NEBRASKA HANNAH KOLLMANN Hannah is in her third year performing as a feature twirler with the University of Nebraska/Lincoln's Cornhusker Marching Band. 7 BETA KAPPA-TENNESSEE/CHATTANOOGA SOPHI FALCONE Sophi serves on the 2017 Homecoming Student Steering Committee that has been tasked with overhauling the Homecoming program and deciding future campus traditions. She is in charge of planning a "Paint the Campus Blue and Gold" event. 8 SIGMA KAPPA-OHIO STATE KATIE WATERS AND ELENA ARIDA Katie Waters, left, and Elena Arida were named Pace Setters by Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. This recognition, for the top 1 percent of students in the college, is based on academic standing and proven leadership, particularly within the Fisher College. 9 ALPHA LAMBDA-OREGON ALISON LEGGE Alison spoke about the impact of juvenile arthritis to more than 500 people at the Cassie and Friends Family Day in Canada. The event brought together families, caregivers, health-care professionals and other experts to focus on health, wellness and fun. 10 ETA GAMMA-JOHN CARROLL MARY FRANCES McGOWAN Mary Frances is spending nine months working on the set of Meet the Press as the latest recipient of the NBC/John Carroll University Meet the Press fellowship, which was created in 2009 in memory of former program host and John Carroll alumnus Tim Russert. She is editor-in-chief of The Carroll News, president of the JCU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and one of 20 members of the university's Leadership Scholars Program. 11 ETA KAPPA-NORTHEASTERN PAYTON SCHENCK Payton received the university's inaugural Student Leader of the Year Award for her leadership roles as Panhellenic president, Homecoming committee member and finance chairman for the campus Relay for Life, which raised more than $270,000 for the American Cancer Society. KD did it: ALUMNAE SIGMA TAU-WASHINGTON STATE GRACE KIM Architect and author Grace Kim is passionate about residential cohousing where neighbors share common spaces and actively participate in their community. Recently, Grace delivered a TED talk about cohousing as a possible solution to social isolation. Cohousing may sound like a new concept, but Grace says it's an age-old way of living. After receiving a research fellowship from the University of Washington to study cohousing in Denmark, in 2004 Grace immersed herself in the culture of more than 20 cohousing communities in Copenhagen. Her in-depth study led to the publication of Design of the Cohousing Common House and the design of her firm's first cohousing project, the Daybreak community in Portland, Oregon. She has since visited cohousing communities across North America and led her firm's design team on cohousing projects featuring sustainable ecological design. Grace is a founding principal of Schemata Workshop in Seattle and the author of The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship and Career Development. In 2008, she received the National AlA Young Architect Award. She serves on the Seattle Planning Commission and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing. She also is a former member of the U.S. Cohousing Association board. In her TED talk, Grace shares that the U.S. surgeon general has declared social isolation to be a public health epidemic. She believes cohousing is more than an antidote to loneliness; it can be a lifesaver. 1 GAMMA IOTA-SAN JOSE STATE ANN GRABOWSKI When San Jose, California, experienced historic flooding in February 2017, Ann was tapped to head the city's flood-recovery operations. Leading the relocation and recovery of 800 families, many who were impoverished and underinsured, Ann identified gaps in state and federal funding. Working through the California State Legislature and the governor, she was instrumental in securing $5.4 million in funding for victim recovery. The appropriation is the first of its kind in California. 2 BETA THETA-PENNSYLVANIA STATE SUZANNE DUNN A King for Christmas, premiering during the upcoming holiday season on ION Television, is Suzanne's second "written by" screenplay credit. Her first movie, Seduced by a Stranger, premiered on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network this past May and will be released this fall in France and Italy under the title Ring of Deception. In 2004 and 2005, Suzanne received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for her work on DIRECTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. She is now focusing on fictional narrative with strong female characters and well-defined moral compass themes. 3 ALPHA RHO-MARYLAND JUDI SCALES MEZZULLO On behalf of the Friends of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in Encinitas, California, Carl Etter, hospital chief executive and senior vice president, honored Judi at the Circle of Life 100 Distinguished Achievement Award Celebration. Circle of Life 100 is a service organization that supports the hospital and advocates for health education and philanthropy. Judi has served as its membership chairman, a member of the hospital's community advisory board, and as co-chairman of the OR/354 Campaign that raised funds to expand the hospital's surgical and endoscopy services. 4 BETA TAU-VANDERBILT AMANDA KEAHEY SETILI Following the success of her first book, The Agility Advantage, How to Identify and Act On Opportunities in a Fast-Changing World, published in 2014, this fall Amanda is releasing her second book, Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets. Amanda is president of Setili & Associates, a strategy consulting firm that has worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, UPS and Walmart. She earned an MBA, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School and has served as an adjunct professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. 5 GREATER CINCINNATI For the ninth year in a row, Greater Cincinnati AC's Shamrock Event has been "Raising Some Racquet for Kids." The AC hosts an International Racquetball Tour Tier 1 professional and amateur racquetball tournament with a silent auction. This year's event raised $12,500 for the local Council on Child Abuse and Prevent Child Abuse America. Shamrock chairman Angie Ledgerwood, center, presented second place to Daniel de la Rosa, left, and first place to Rocky Carson in the professional division. 6 CLEVELAND WEST Cleveland West Alumnae Chapter members attended a summer salad bowl planter workshop at Canterbury Creek Gardens where they learned about organic gardening practices and planted their own salad ingredients to grow and enjoy all summer long. 7 BARTLESVILLE Diane Wilcox Leroux hosted the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Alumnae Chapter for a salad supper at her home. Members were excited to learn their newest member, Lucy Pyle, Zeta Epsilon-Kansas, had served as a teaching assistant for Diane's daughter, Lisa Leroux. The supper guests were, seated from left, Ginney Haney Neff, Sharon Penoi Armstrong, Nancy Sparks Blakemore, Susan Chandler Hensley; back row, Pat Bertuzzi Middleton, Lucy, Dot Bailey Mohr, and Diane. 8 MOUNTAIN BROOK At the Mountain Brook, Alabama, Alumnae Chapter's spring luncheon, President Betsy Regan Henley presented the Elizabeth Nesbitt Simpson Award to Katherine Tranum Chesebro for her outstanding service to Kappa Delta, and Wendy Wager Morris presented the Garnet McAdams Deramus Award for community service to Lucie Lee Haynes for her involvement in many local charities and organizations. The event also included the installation of new officers and a visit from students of the Exceptional Foundation, which the AC supports. From left are Wendy Morris, Betsy Henley, Lucie Haynes, Beff Boyd Smith and Elizabeth DeRamus Crommelin. 9 CYPRESS Cypress, Texas, Kappa Deltas teamed up with local Junior Girl Scout Troop 14584 for a morning of volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. 10 TWIN CITIES The Twin Cities, Minnesota, Alumnae Chapter commenced its 100th year celebration with the annual White Rose Luncheon at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis where they were sponsored by club member Maxine Houghton Wallin. During the luncheon, the 2017 Outstanding Member Award was presented to Linda Lidstrom Wagner. Linda, pictured middle row center, received a silver tray engraved with her name and the names of the previous 21 recipients of this award. An active member of the Twin Cities KD group for more than 30 years, Linda serves as secretary, collegiate chapter liaison and silent auction chairman.
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