Sunday, July 17, 2016

2016 Panhellenic Executive Vice President

Meet your 2016 Panhellenic Executive Vice President, Paige Prylinski! Paige is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama, majoring in marketing. Before serving as Executive Vice President, she served as a junior Panhellenic delegate and delegate for her sorority. We asked her about herself, and she said:

What is your role as Executive Vice President?
I serve on the Panhellenic Executive Board and will work closely with the Panhellenic delegates, who cast the votes on Panhellenic Council matters. I also record and distribute minutes and other information relevant to Panhellenic Council.

If you're famous one day, what would it be for?
Having my own reality TV show.

What is your favorite part of being on Panhellenic exec?
Hanging out in the Greek Life Office with everyone.

If you were a food, what would you be and why?
Mac 'n Cheese. Because I'm cheesy.

Fun fact about yourself?
I have been to every single Panhellenic council since I have been at Auburn.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

2016 Panhellenic Administrative Vice President Spotlight

Meet your 2016 Panhellenic Administrative Vice President, Sarah Templin! Sarah is a senior from West Palm Beach, Florida, majoring in political science and economics. She has been involved on campus as Director of Boards and Committees for SGA, as secretary for Organizations Board, and as Director of Organization Outreach for Beat Bama Food Drive. For Panhellenic, she has also served as Junior Delegate and Delegate for her sorority. We asked her about herself, and here's what she said:

What is your role as Administrative Vice President?
I oversee the 20 cabinet members and help plan all of Panhellenic programming.

Favorite joke?
"I'm hungry." "Nice to meet you, Hungry. I'm Sarah."

Funniest recruitment memory?
I ran to the wrong house on my bid day. They promptly kicked me out...

If you're famous one day, what would it be for?
Ruling the world.

What is your favorite part of being on Panhellenic exec?
Getting to help all of the cabinet members and see them grow as leaders!

Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 Panhellenic President Spotlight

Meet your 2016 Panhellenic president, Jaylin Goodwin! Jaylin is a senior from Valley, Alabama, majoring in marketing and minoring in community and civic engagement. Besides serving as the president of Panhellenic, she has been involved in Omicron Delta Kappa and the College of Business's study abroad program in Italy. In addition, she previously served as the Vice President of Operations for her sorority and the Director of Extension for Panhellenic. We asked her about herself, and she said:

What is your role as Panhellenic president?
I work closely with the chapter presidents and executive board to lead our 90 member Panhellenic Council. I serve as the representative for Panhellenic to university organizations and committees. 

Why did you choose Auburn?
Auburn is close to my hometown and close to my heart. I grew up 20 miles down the road in a small town and was raised by Auburn alumnae. After I got accepted, I knew I would call this place home.

If you were a food, what would you be and why?
$5 Dominos carry-out pizza. It's comforting and only one call away- whether it's 1 p.m. or 3 a.m. They also deliver to RBD (just sayin'). 

What's your phobia?
Atelophobia: fear of imperfection. I think it's inevitable in today's society that everyone will struggle with this in one way or another. I constantly remind myself to choose progress over perfection because true perfection will never be achieved.

Fun fact about yourself?
I play the guitar!

Favorite recruitment memory?
Break dancing during party breaks. It's the best way to keep the energy going and have some much needed stress relief.

What is your favorite part of being on exec?
The caliber of people I've been able to build relationships with! I've been surrounded by the most encouraging, passionate, talented women (and men) since I became involved with Panhellenic, and I love being able to learn from them and watch their growth. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Auburn Panhellenic Takes Miss Alabama

The Miss Alabama Pageant will be held from June 8-11 at Samford University's Wright Center. We are so excited for and proud of our Panhellenic sisters who will be represented there, competing for the title of "Miss Alabama."

Brooklyn Holt
Title: "Miss Smiths Station"
Platform: "Raise Your Voice for Children"

"My personal platform recognizes the costly consequences to society when children’s basic needs are not met. I have recorded a single titled “Raise Your Voice” to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network and homeless shelters in Alabama. My goal is for all children to realize we cannot dwell on challenges but should work hard and turn them around, making them become our strengths."

Caroline Elliott
Title: "Miss Chattahoochee Valley"
Platform: "Strong Families, Stronger Children, Strongest World"

"My platform is essentially a family health awareness and education initiative geared towards strengthening families and preventing child abuse. I come from a large blended family, so my passion is helping others cultivate and maintain healthy relationships to strengthen their children and society. I dedicated so much of myself to my platform this year, conducting research on family health for the Children's Trust Fund and learning to facilitate Relationship Smarts+ curriculum in local junior high and high schools to teach students healthy relationship practices."

Carson Smith
Title: "Miss Covered Bridge"
Platform: "Save the Skin You're In"

"This past fall, I was diagnosed with stage II melanoma which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Since then, I have dedicated my platform to raise awareness and education on the dangers, causes, and prevention of skin cancer. 1 in 5 people are diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. My platform consist of 4 pillars: education and awareness, fundraising, survivor and patient recognition, and political action."

Erica Williams
Title: Miss Kowaliga
Platform: "Life Begins With You" 

"My platform is a campaign for organ donation awareness and education. Through the Miss Alabama program, I have been able to promote my platform, while also promoting Children's Miracle Network."

Maddie Gathings
Title: "Miss Tennessee Valley"
Platform: "When Life Gives You Lemons"

"My platform benefits pediatric cancer research and awareness. 750 children will not see tomorrow due the devastating effects of pediatric cancer research. At 17 years old, my best friend and boyfriend contributed to that statistic. I chose to continue his fight through my platform. Through this initiative, I partner with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to advocate to bridge the gap between the lack of funding and the acute need for research. In addition to fundraising effort, I help to bring awareness to Alabamians as well as empower children to help make a difference in the lives of children affected by this disease."

Stella Christine Kontos
Title: "Miss Tallapoosa County"
Platform: "S.T.A.G.E.- Science, Technology, And Girls in Engineering"

"I am a Chemical Engineering major and serve as Student Liaison for the 100 Women Strong Organization.  I live out my platform daily by helping recruit, retain, and reward prospective and current female engineering students at Auburn University.  I highly encourage rising freshman female engineering students and their parents to attend our upcoming fall conference on August 13th, 2016!"

Susanna Bagwell 
Title: "Miss Auburn University" 
Platform: "Confidence and Character for Life through Education"

"My platform focuses on the issue of inequality in our education system. There are so many students who are not given the encouragement and resources to be the successful students they can be in the classroom. I work with several after school programs helping tutor students. I have had the amazing opportunity to spread my platform throughout Auburn's campus as Miss Auburn University by bringing more volunteers to Boys and Girls Club and completing a campus wide school supply drive for a local elementary school. Loachapoka Elementary now has a Susanna's Supply Closet for any item a student may need so that students don't feel inadequate or less confident than their peers."

Congratulations to these inspiring ladies on their accomplishments, and we cannot wait to support y'all this week!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 Director of Social Media Content & Director of Social Media Graphics

Meet your 2016 Director of Social Media Content, Cassie Sadie!

Cassie is a freshman from Montgomery, Alabama, studying Public Relations.

And meet your 2016 Director of Social Media Graphics, Connely Doize!

Connely is a freshman from Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in English and minoring in fine arts and accounting. 

Together, they do social media for Auburn Panhellenic. Cassie does the posting- posting to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter as well as writing the blogs. Connely makes the graphics that are posted such as those in presidential spotlights, the Greek Sing Photo Competition, and different promotions for anything Panhellenic. Their combined creativity leads to what goes out on the different platforms.

If Cassie were embodied in a hashtag, it would probably be #CassieProbz. If you've ever met her, you understand why as she somehow manages to bring forth unique and often humorous "problems." If she were a form of social media, she would be Snapchat stories as her daily adventures are worth showing in little snippets. 

If Connely described herself in a hashtag, it would most likely be #NapLife because 95% of the time, if she's not in class or doing something Panhellenic related, she's probably napping. If she were a social media platform, she would be be Instagram because she enjoys editing pictures and often does so for Panhellenic.

Keep up with Panhellenic on social media!
Instagram- @au_panhellenic
Twitter- @au_panhellenic

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kappa Kappa Gamma's Kappa Karnival

On April 17, the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted Kappa Karnival on the greenspace.

At the "Karnival," they had multiple game stations where you could win prizes. One of the Kappas works for Kendra Scott and was able to give beautiful jewelry for prizes at some of the games.

They also had inflatables, a moon bounce and a rock climbing wall. Snacks included cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones. Face painting and crafts were available.

They had a nice boutique there with cute clothes and accessories. A MaryKay cosmetic consultant, was in attendance as well as a Marketing branch of HBO. Even Aubie came to hang out and be a part of the fun!

This was their first time having this event, and they chose it wanting a family event to embrace how Auburn is truly a family. 

Ultimately, the "Karnival" benefitted Reading is Fundamental and The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. 

The ladies of Kappa and all in attendance had a blast, and we can't wait for this to become a tradition! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 Presidential Spotlight: Meredith Davies of Sigma Kappa

Meet Meredith Davies, Sigma Kappa's 2016 president. Meredith is a junior from Fairhope, Alabama, majoring in political science. Besides serving as Sigma Kappa's president, she has been involved in ROTC Kadettes and the Secular Student Union. We asked her about herself, and she said:

Describe your sorority in three words.
Diverse, eccentric, and supportive.

What is one thing you couldn't live without?

Funniest recruitment memory?
When I was going through recruitment, I was so nervous during the first Ice Water Tea party that my hand was shaking violently, and I spilled water all over myself.

Current Netflix addiction?
Mr. Robot. It's so intriguing and underrated right now, bus as more seasons are released, I think it will start gaining the attention it deserves.

Favorite Auburn tradition?
I always love watching the band run out onto the field at the beginning of football games, especially when the drum majors throw their mace in to the ground. Chills, man.