Kappa Delta - North Dakota State University

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Sigma Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta at North Dakota State University

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THREADS of SIGMA PSI KAPPA DELTA | NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY | FALL 2018 T here have been a number of exciting developments for the Sigma Psi House Corporation. In the summer of 2017, the NDSU Foundation reached out to the House Corporation to see if we would be interested in purchasing the property east of the chapter house. With guidance from the national Kappa Delta Sorority and help from alumnae, the House Corporation was able to present NDSU Foundation with an offer. In February, the House Corporation closed on the property east of the current KΔ house, formerly the KKΓ chapter house. With additional help from alumnae and their families, the foundation accepted the offer. OPERATIONAL ADVANCEMENTS During Homecoming weekend, the House Corporation held a special meeting, which included a vote by Sigma Psi alumnae to dissolve the Sigma Psi House Corporation and turn the operation of the chapter house and all assets over to national Kappa Delta. The motion was overwhelmingly passed, and the House Corporation will turn all assets and operations over on June 1, 2019. National Kappa Delta and Sigma Psi Chapter look forward to a future full of new ideas, especially since NDSU's campus is an ever-changing climate. With other sororities on campus improving and/or building their chapter houses, Sigma Psi is making changes to stay competitive. MAINTENANCE OF OUR HOME There have been a few minor repairs in the chapter house, including the replacement of carpet on the stairs by the kitchen. A few toilets were also replaced due to normal wear and tear. FOREVER GRATEFUL Sigma Psi Chapter and the House Corporation have had a wonderful year so far with many big changes. However, these adjustments will only benefit Kappa Delta's lasting legacy at NDSU as we move forward. We thank our loyal alumnae for your support and hope you will continue to do so in the future. Love in AOT, Mary Buckhouse '07 House Corporation President (701) 290-9887 | kdhc.sigmapsi.president@gmail.com ALUMNAE SUPPORT HELPS SIGMA PSI SOAR Positive Changes Ensure KΔ's Lasting Legacy at NDSU House Corporation President Mary Buckhouse '07 (701) 290-9887 kdhc.sigmapsi.president@gmail.com Treasurer/Vice President Nicole Burkel Zimmerman '06 Secretary Ashley Hansen Kimm '09 Facility Manager Laura Hall Rieger '06 Relations Liaison Elizabeth Haas '12 Of Faith and Service Molly Haggerty Cassem '84 Shares the Impact of Living True to KΔ Values F rom a young age, Molly Haggerty Cassem '84 knew her true passion was helping others. As a freshman at NDSU, she quickly found that the women of Sigma Psi shared the same devotion. "My Kappa Delta friends invited me to join them at dinners and events at the KΔ house," Molly said. "I did not understand what spring recruitment was at the time, and yet the knock on the door followed by the voices of future KΔ sisters singing to me made me feel like a true sister." Lessons in Leadership As an undergraduate, Molly went on to serve as secretary for one year and house manager for two. Through these positions, Molly developed the confidence and know-how to become the leader she is today. "Through my KΔ experience, I learned acceptance and to lift others up," Molly said. "This has been a value I have passed down to my children." A Life of Devotion After graduating in 1987 with a degree in elementary education, Molly found her true calling after joining the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1999 and later becoming a Lutheran Deacon. She attended Luther Seminary and earned a master of arts in children, youth, and family ministries. She is now in her final semester at the United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, where she is working on her master of divinity. After graduating, Molly hopes to serve on staff at her current internship site in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her remarkable path has taught her the theology of accompaniment. "We do not do things for people, we do things with people," Molly said. "We walk alongside each other offering our best and our worst as an interwoven support system." (Continued on page 3) Molly Haggerty Cassem '84 with her husband, Rich.

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