Alpha Chi Omega - University of Kansas

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Kansas

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N O T E S O F T H E L Y R E | P A G E 2 (Continued from page 1) Chapter President Cassidy Rogers '20 VP Chapter Relations and Standards Jane Ramage '20 VP Finance Kiera Anders '20 VP Risk Management Brooke Hopkins '20 VP Public Relations and Marketing Ashley Allison '20 VP Intellectual Development Katie Flood '20 VP Recruitment Lindsay Cox '19 VP Recruitment Information Haley Bauman '19 Panhellenic Delegate Courtney Richardson '19 VP Facility Operations Grace Petz '20 VP Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation Emily Kempen '19 VP Philanthropy Anna Cashatt '21 VP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sherrie Sarwal '19 VP Membership Programming Stella Shotkoski '20 VP New Member Education Bella Line '19 In Memoriam Doris Dixon Stowell '44 passed away on June 11, 2021. Virginia Thomson Hargarten '49 passed away on August 19, 2021. Alice Forssberg Snodgrass '58 passed away on August 20, 2021. Alumnae Updates Mary Anne Wolf McClure '49 and other Lawrence alumnae met monthly for lunch for several years but stopped due to the pandemic. They are now ready to resume and would welcome other local alumnae to join them. Contact Mary Anne at (785) 760-3166 to join. Carol Barker Euritt '56 still lives next door to her vinery in Lees Summit, Mo., and enjoys looking at the vineyards. She sends her best wishes to all her old sisters. "Such good times at AXO!" Email: Beverly Brown Bartscher '62 is moving from Kansas to Bonney Lake, Wash., to be closer to her son and family. She has three grandchildren. Email: Catherine "Cathy" Brown Stigge '68 just welcomed twin grandchildren into the family, a boy and a girl. She shares that everyone is excited. Life is busy as a grandmother with six grandchildren now, but it's wonderful. She and Vern are Nana and Papa now. They reside in Hillsborough, Calif. Email: Jane Mallonee '72 continues to serve on the executive board of NEA/SM at the retired position. She also serves on the KNEA-R coordinating council while staying busy with her family in Leawood, Kan. Email: Julie Coleman '91 founded Julie Coleman Consulting, a firm that helps individuals, families, and businesses maximize the impact of their philanthropy. She resides in Gilbert, Ariz. Email: Natalie Gibson '16 is working her dream job at One Bridal. She enjoys creating on social media and helping women find their perfect dream wedding dress. She resides in Kansas City, Mo. Email: that I get paid to write about and interview the people involved with my favorite movies, music, and TV shows is wild." Kara has had many pinch-me moments over the years. She was sent to England to cover filming on three Harry Potter films—an experience she didn't think would ever be topped—until she was invited to the set of Magic Mike XXL to watch the cast film their final dances. But for all the flashy benefits, the most validating moments in her career have involved the toughest subjects, like covering tragedies or life-altering events. "With those assignments, you're usually asking someone to share or relive their most vulnerable or painful memories and hoping you can do their story justice. Any time I've heard from a story subject who is proud of or appreciates what I wrote … those moments are the most rewarding." As a Colorado native, Kara enjoys spending time in nature when she's not at work. Living in California and close to the water affords her the luxury of getting her toes in the sand and ocean frequently, which she tries to never to take for granted. She also remains close to her immediate family. "We make a point of taking family trips at least once a year—sometimes twice if we're lucky," Kara said. "We recently visited the Redwood forests in southern Oregon and northern California, and I cannot recommend it enough!" Reflecting on her life, Kara is forever thankful for Alpha Chi Omega. From memories of Rock Chalk Revue to the responsibilities she took on, ΑΧΩ has been a source of building blocks. "I made so many lifelong friends, and it gave me a great foundation for successfully navigating a lot of future life events," Kara said. Finding Strength in Sisterhood Alumnae News 2022-23 Executive Board

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