Founding Sister
Number Three

Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Graduated: May 1998

Well, how should I begin. I guess I already have. (SMILE) I love reading, writing, poetry and Star Trek. (That's the reason for the starry background.) Just for the Trekies, all Star Trek is great but the next generation is the best, though my brother doesn't agree.

Speaking of stars, My Hubby did a wonderful thing for me this past Christmas. He had a star named after us. Though it's not officially accepted by the International Astronomical Union; it's the sweetest thing anyone has ever done. It's in the Cygnus constellation.

As far as school, I've been extremely involved throughout my years here at UHART. I've participated in organizations like the Commuter Transfer Association, Naciones Hispanas Unidas and Residential Life. I've received awards like the Vice President's Recognition of Service Award, Best Program of the Year and CALAHE. I've done INROADS internships and so much more but nothing compares to the time LTA entered my life. I've gained many lifelong friends, contributed to my community more now than ever before and have learned and grown so much it's unexplainable. It's not only touched my life but that of my entire family. My sisters have become my heart, from perfect strangers to true sisters. I knew that from the beginning; it was my dad who had the heart attack when we were going to pledge. The sisters were so very supportive. Jen's favorite poem is a perfect one.

I have a lot of opinions about the way people have been talking about LTA and Lambda Theta Phi; but I don't want to argue any opinions with anyone. I just want people to remember a couple of things. No matter what organization you are are trying to accomplish a goal. Work for our community but especially for the children. Remember why your Founders did what they did. Honor them as you would honor your own mothers and fathers. As in Matthew 7:12 says, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you..."

I guess I've gone on long enough. The best way to sum LTA up for me is; I have another family who loves me as I love them, UNCONDITIONALLY.