Meet the Actives
Geri Ellis is the Spring 2015 President of Kappa Sigma Tau and a Junior at McKendree University. She is studying Athletic Training and Sports Information.
"I wanted to get involved in activities on campus and branch out and do something that was outside of m comfort zone and do something I wouldn't normally do."
Allie Sehr is our Spring 2015 Vice President of Membership and a Junior at McKendree University. She is studying Elementry Educational and General Science.
"I joined KET because I was a transfer student and I wanted to get involved. After becoming a member I truly came to love this group of ladies."
Caitlin Schlueter is a Senior at McKendree University and serves as our Vice President of Sisterhood and Service for the Spring 2015 term. She is a member of the Marching Bearcat Drumline, Student Ambassadors, Residence Assistant, and Emerging Leaders Member.
"I commuted my freshman year and was really looking for a way to get more involved and meet more people. I wanted to find something to belong to and I definitely did. It was the best decision I've made since being in college. I love how different we all are yet somehow when we're together it all just seems to fit. I also love that I can call these girls my "sisters" and actually mean it."
Cassie Kaiping is a Junior at McKendree University and is a Finance major and a double minor in Business Administration and Leadership Studies. Along with being the Spring 2015 Finance and Fundraising chair, Kaiping also plays women's soccer, is an active member of SAAC, Emerging Leaders, Sigma Zeta Beta Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
"An active member, Elizabeth, was extremely inclusive and helped me learn about the organization. I also wanted to go outside my comfort zone and meet new people."
Elizabeth Lange is a Sophomore at McKendree University and serves as the Alumni Relations Chair for her second consecutive semester.
Chandler Airaghi is a Freshman this year at McKendree University and serves as the Secretary for the Spring 2015 term. She Studies Health and Wellness and is in the Show Choir here at McK U.
"I wanted to have sisters since I am an only child."
Sami Kassen is a Freshman at McKendree University and is serving as the Director of Recruitment for the Spring 2015 term. She is studying Elemetary Education and is a member of the Cheerleading Squad.
"I joined KET to get more involved and get close to new girls and make new friends."
Britani Beasley is a Senior at McKendree University and is the Inter-Greek Council President for Spring 2015. She is studying Speech Communications, with a PR Emphasis, and minoring in Journalism. She is also a Center for Community Service Scholar, Campus Activities Board member, Team Love Movement Member, and BADD member, too.
"My reason for pledging was to know a new area of McKendree that I wasn't familiar with, and to make friends with a group of people that would be there for me through anything and everything. My favorite thing about KET is that we are real. We don't try to put on faces that make us seem perfect, we all have issues and aren't afraid to admit them. I also like that we are also very well rounded in our involvement on campus, we have many things that define us as individuals as well as a group."
Lynae Mathews is a Junior at McKendree University and serves as the Inter-Greek Council Secretary and Finance chair. She is studying Elementary Education with a specialization in math. She also is a member of SIEA and plays Golf at McK U.
"I joined KET because of the wonderful girls that really made an impact on me."
Cassie Merlock is a Senior at McKendree University and is studying Elementary Education with a Language Arts emphasis.
"I joined KET to get more involved on campus and to make girl friends!"
Allison Meyer is a Junior at McKendree University and is studying marketing.
"I wanted to get more involved on campus because a lame guy held me back my freshman year."
Olivia Doiser is a Senior at McKendree University and is studying Health and Wellness. She also serves as the CO-OP Secretary and is a member of Wonders of Wellness.
"I wanted to join KET because I wanted to be a part of something that all the members were so passionate about. I've also gained an incredible family away from home."
Emily Thole is a Senior at McKendree University and is studying Accounting and Management.
"I pledged because I didn't know anyone on campus and wanted to put myself out there and make new friends. My favorite part about KET is all of the people I have met through the organization are my closest friends. I don't know where I would be today without these ladies."
Alayna Gillespie is a Senior at McKendree University majoring in Sociology and minoring in Art. She is also a member of McCat and the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service, Oxfam Change Leader 2013, New Student Orientation Leader, Advanced Leaders Program, and Honors Program.
": "I decided to pledge KET because it looked like a lot of fun. The girls were welcoming during Greek Week and made me feel like a part of the group. I knew immediately that KET was the sorority for me. My favorite thing about KET is having a group of friends that I can always turn to whether I need to talk or just want someone to hang out with. We even go to Applebee's once a week just to catch up and relax. I love that we make time to build individual friendships in addition to the time spent building the organization."
Jennifer Melusky is a Senior at McKendree University. She is majoring in Computational Science, the Biology Track, and minoring in Leadership. Her other activities include Alpha Phi Omega, Emerging Leaders, New Student Orientation Leader/UNI 101 Peer Mentor, Student Ambassadors, and the Association of Computing Machinery.
"I pledged to find friendship within the chapter. My favorite thing about KET is PEOPLE! I love people."
Taylor Ellis is a Sophomore at McKendree University and is studying Pre-Physical Therapy.
Jennifer Blumberg is a freshman and is majoring in Secondary Education with a History Emphasis. She is also a member of the history society, and Illinois Education Association.
"Since I am a commuter, I didn't have many opportunities to make friends. So joining a sorority was the best decision! And one last thing...bridesmaids!"
Kaitlyn Schutt is a Sophomore and is majoring in Psychology. She is also a member of the track and cross country teams.
"I wanted the opportunity to make new lifelong friends."
Azieonnia Snow is a Senior at McKendree University and is majoring in Psychology. She works at Bottom Dollar and holds a lot of work study positions.
"I joined because I saw how happy active, Britani Beasley, was to be in it and I wanted to find more McKendree family."
Kaylee Darnall is a first year Political Science major and is minoring in Spanish.
"I joined KET to get to know more people on campus since I am a commuter. I really wanted to get involved and gain a new group of friends!"
Ann Whalen is a Sophomore and is majoring in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. She is very interested in all things cats.
"I joined KET to have a sense of belonging. I wanted to join a group which I felt support and trust."
Melissa Dreiswerd is a Freshman biology major. She also play soccer for the Bearcats.
"I wanted to join KET to have a family away from home."
Elizabeth Inman is a Freshman Health and Wellness major. She also participates in Show Choir.
"I wanted to join KET because I am not very close with many people from here, and I wanted to make lifelong friends. I love all my sisters!"
Christine Ackman is a transfer foreign exchange student studying Athletic Training. She is also a member of the Track and Field team.
"My roommate, active member, and to get an awesome experience."
Amber Cathers is a freshman Health and Wellness major. She is also participates in Show Choir.
"I joined because this sorority seemed like home and I wanted sisters."
Allysa Blaylock is a freshman Nursing student at McKendree University. She also plays soccer for the Bearcats.
"I joined to gain llifelong sisters and frineds. I always wanted 30+ bridesmaids!"
Haley Ecker is a sophomore at McKendree University and is a Pre-Professional Biology major. She is also a member of Sigma Zeta Beta, the science and mathematics honors society.
"I joined KET to step out of my comfort zone and to give me the opportunity to make new friends and become more involved on campus."
Brenae Hallam is a Junior and is studying Biology.
"I joined KET because as a transfer student I wanted to get involved in something and make some new friends."
Brooke Moore is a Junior and is studying Elementary Education. She is also plays volleyball for the Bearcats, is an AmeriCorps Member, and a InFaith Missionary.
"I wanted to become a part of Kappa Sigma Tau because I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to grow as a student here at McK and as a leader."
Lauren Keeler is a Junior Elementary Education major. She also plays Volleyball for the Bearcats.
"I wanted to join KET to meet new people."
Kelly Hughes is a freshman studying Elementary Education. She is also involved in SIEA and Marching Band.
"I wanted to join KET because of our philanthropy, St. Jude."
Kyla Haukap is a freshman and is studying Sports Marketing. She also plays softball for the Bearcats.
"I wanted to join KET because the girls are super nice and made me feel welcomed."
Abby Stutz is a freshman at McKendree University and is double majoring in Psychology and English. She is also a member of the women's Bearcat soccer team.
"I joined KET because I wanted to join a sisterhood and have forever friends!"
Shyla Miner is a sophomore and is a double major in Sociology with a Criminal Justice emphasis and Psychology. She is also involved in Campus Activities Board and Emerging Leaders.
"I joined KET because of active, Britani Beasley."
Alyssa Kjeldsen is a freshman at McKendree University.
Taylor Anderson is a freshman at McKendree University.
Tiera Powell is a sophomore at McKendree University.
Victoria Potter is a freshman at McKendree University.