Meet the Actives

 

shaynaTiffany Somerville

Major: Business Management and Theatre

Year: Junior

Position: President

Pledge Class: Fall 2009

Other MCK Activities: NSO Leader/Peer Mentor, Hett Tech Monkey, Inter Greek Council Treasurer, Women of Sigma Nu, Alpha Psi Omega Vice President, Young Feminists

Reason for Pledging: I pledged because when I first met the girls everything just clicked. I absolutely loved how the girls were there for each other, and they were so inviting. I pledged because I wanted to get involved, and going Greek was the best decision I ever made so far!!!

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory was my pledge period. It helped me bond with my pledge class, and I made so many friends and memories. I learned a lot when pledging, and would do it again in a heartbeat. I love the fact that I can call on any one of my sisters and they will be there for me.

 

Jessica TiemanJessica Tieman

Major: History and English Literature

Year: Junior

Position: Vice President

Pledge Class: Spring 2010

Other MCK Activities: McKendree Community Action Team, Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service, NSO Leader/Peer Mentor, Student Government, Spectrum Alliance, Oxfam America

Reason for Pledging: I wanted to develop a female support system that I felt I did not have in high school or that I would not normally develop on my own because I am so introverted.

Favorite Memory: Anytime that I spent with my pledge mom when I was pledging and the 80's party in 2010.

 

Julianna SwansonJulianna Swanson

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

Position: Secretary

Pledge Class: Spring 2010

Other MCK Activities: Color Guard(Marching Band), Winter Guard, NSO Leader/Peer Mentor, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Inter Greek Council Representative, Student Ambassador, Resident Hall Association Public Relations Chair

Favorite Memory: I would have to say my favorite memory thus has been pledging. I had so much fun with every aspect of pledging and would love to relive it anytime! I got really close with all of my sisters, especially my pledge sisters, and would not change these memories for anything!

 

Lisa GrahamLisa Graham

Major: Criminal Justice 

Minor: Biology

Year: Sophomore

Position: Treasurer

Other MCK Activities: Bowling Team

Reason for Pledging: I pledged to meet more people on campus because I am a commuter and not very outgoing. I knew some of the girls in the sorority already from bowling so I decided to give it a try, best decision of my freshman year, by far!!!

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory so far is definitely being with all the girls through  pledging and just hanging out with everyone.

 

Stephanie ScibonaStephanie Scibona

Major: Criminal Justice

Minor: Sports Psychology

Year: Junior

Position: Active

Pledge Class: Fall 2009

Other MCK Activities: Bowling Team

Reason for Pledging: I pledged so I can have an amazing group of girls as sisters to be my support system and to create a  home away from home. This is where I felt I fit in the best and where I belonged.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory is the entire pledging process. I never thought I could get so close to anyone in such a short amount of time. That's when you know you can trust these girls with anything :)

 

Veronica VargaVeronica Varga

Major: English Secondary Education

Year: Sophomore

Position: Alumni Relations Chair

Pledge Class: Spring 2011

Other MCK Activities: Student Ambassador, Bowling Team

Reason for Pledging: I pledged because I felt a special connection with my Clio sisters. I had met most of them at one time or another, and I felt comfortable around them. I felt that joining Clio was a great decision because it gave me the tight knit connection with people I can trust and go to for anything. These girls have turned into my second family away from home, and I love it!

Favorite Memory:  My favorite memory would have to be pledging period. This is the time where I felt I got to know all of my sisters and learn different quirky things about them, as well as become closer with the girls I did not know as well. It was well worth the battles, the tears, and the endless adventures to be where I am today.

 

Genni StrathmanGenni Strathman

Major: Psychology

Minor: Music and Spanish

Year: Second Year Senior

Position: Pledge Mistress

Pledge Class: Fall 2007

Other MCK Activities: Student Ambassador, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Alpha Psi Omega Secretary, NSO Leader/Peer Mentor, Inter Greek Council Secretary, Interfaith Council

Reason for Pledging: I joined Clio because I wanted to be involved in something when I came to college. I figured the best way to do that was to jump in right away and join a sorority on campus. My cousin was an alumnus of Clio and got me interested in it and I have loved it ever since.

Favorite Memory: During Finals Week when I lived with some of the girls in the sorority it is always so much more fun. We form study groups and take random trips to the gas station to stock up on food and drinks to pull an all-nighter to do well on our finals the next day.

 

Linda GrahamLinda Graham

Major: Business Management

Minor: History and Marketing

Year: Junior

Position: Fundraising Chair

Pledge Class: Spring 2011

Other MCK Activities: Bowling Team

Reason for Pledging: I pledged for many reasons but the major one being that I wanted to meet new people and make new friends.

Favorite Memory: My entire pledge period :)

 

Cassi FremderCassi Fremder

Major: Occupational Therapy

Year: Junior

Position: Active

Pledge Class: Fall 2008

Other MCK Activities: Spectrum Alliance Social Chair, Young Feminists, Green Team, MCK Review, Philosophy Club Secretary, Psychology Club, Literary Interest Society, Interfaith

Reason for Pledging: I pledged Clio because it was the only social group on campus where I felt I could truly belong. The girls were radiating friendship and happily, I was pulled in.

Favorite Memory: My last week  during my pledging process. It was unforgettable and a time when I bonded closest to my sisters. 

 

Lindsay StoverLindsay Stover

Major: Sociology

Minor: Psychology

Year: Junior

Position: Social Chair

Pledge Class: Spring 2010

Other MCK Activities: Campus Activities Board

Reason for Pledging: I wanted a forever lasting sisterhood

Favorite Memory: Being inducted into Clio and realizing I had finished the process that many women had gone through before me.

 

Marilyn GawlikMarilyn Gawlik

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

Position: Pledge Mistress

Pledge Class: Fall 2009

Other MCK Activities: Bowling Team

Reason for Pledging: I pledged to meet more people on campus and to get involved in something other then bowling.

Favorite Memory: My pledging period. Probably the one time I have ever been so close with a group of girls.