Meet the Actives

Lora Kern

Lora Kern

Year: Senior
Position: President
Major: Accounting
Minor: Finance
Pledge Class: Spring 2011
Other Activities: Phi Beta Lambda and Accounting Club
Reason for pledging: "Making new friends."
Favorite thing about KET: "All of the memories made and to be made in the future.

 

 Caitlin Schlueter

Caitlin Schlueter

Position: Vice President of Membership

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing & Management

Pledge Class: Spunky Sigmas - Spring 2012

Other Activities: Marching Bearcat Drumline, Student Ambassadors, Residence Assistant, Emerging Leaders Member, and First Year Introduction Leader.

Reason for pledging: "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."

Favorite thing about KET: "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."

 

Britani Beasley

Britani Beasley

Position: Director of Recruitment

Year: Junior

Major: Speech Communications - Public Relations 

Minor: Journalism and Marketing

Pledge Class: Smokin' Sigmas - Fall 2012

Other Activities: Campus Activities Board-Special Events Coordinator, Center for Public Service Scholar, New Student Orientation Mentor, First Year Introduction Leader, Intern at McKendree Universities Marketing and Communications Office.

Reason for pledging: "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."

Favorite thing about KET: "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."

 

Emily-Thole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Thole

Position: Vice President of Finance and Fundraising

Year: Junior

Major: Accounting and Management

Pledge Class: Spunky Sigmas - Spring 2012

Reason for Pledging:" I didn't know anyone on campus and wanted to put myself out there and make new friends."

Favorite thing about KET: "All of the people I have met through KET are my closest friends! I don't know where I would be today without these ladies!" 

 

Alayna G

Alayna Gillespie

Position: Vice President of Sisterhood and Service

Year: Junior

Major: Sociology

Minor: Art

Pledge Class: Fall 2012

Other Activities: McCat and the Center for Public Service, Oxfam Change Leader 2013, New Student Orientation Leader, Advanced Leaders Program, Honors Program

Reason for pledging: "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."

Favorite thing about KET: "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."

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Lynae Mathews

Position: Secretary

Year: Sophomore

Major: Elementary Education

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: Golf

Reason for pledging: "I joined to meet new people and get more involved."

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Samantha Schmidt

Position: Alumni Relations

Year: Junior

Major: Biology - Wildlife Conservation

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: "I work full time at an animal emergency center, I go to school full time and I also sell premier jewelry on the side."

Reason for pledging: " I only have a younger brother. I think it would be nice for me to have a group of girls that I can rely on; to laugh and cry with. I figured it was also a great way to help me be a better person."

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Savanah Martin 

Position: Inter-Greek Council Representative 

Year: Freshman

Major: Biology

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: Marching Bearcat Band

Reason for pledging: " I wanted to meet new people during greek week and the girls in Kappa Sigma Tau were welcoming and fun."

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Cassandra Merlock

Position: Inter-Greek Council Representative 

Year: Junior

Major: Elementary Education, Emphasis in English

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: SIEA - Student Illinois Education Association 

Reason for pledging: "I joined Kappa Sigma Tau to become more involved at McKendree, to have fun, and to make lasting friendships."

maria

Maria Foehner

Position: Inter-Greek Council Representative Proxy

Year: Second Year

Major: Accounting

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: Golf, Secretary of Phi Beta Lambda, Member of the Accounting Club, First Year Introduction Leader. 

Reason for pledging: "I joined Kappa Sigma Tau to become more involved at McKendree and to make long lasting friendships."

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Jennifer Melusky

Year: Junior

Major: Computational Science - Biology Track

Minor: Leadership

Pledge Class: Smiling Sigmas - Spring 2013

Other Activities: Alpha Phi Omega, Emerging Leaders, New Student Orientation Leader/UNI 101 Peer Mentor, Student Ambassadors, Association of Computing Machinery

Reason for Pledging: I pledged to find friendship within the chapter.

Favorite thing about KET: PEOPLE! I love people.

Allison

Allison Meyer

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business and Marketing

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: Golf

Reason for pledging: "I wanted to do more service and have sisters."

Taylor

Taylor Ellis

Year: Freshman

Major: Pre-Physical Therapy 

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

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Geri

Geri Ellis 

Year: Sophomore

Major: Athletic Training

Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

Other Activities: Sports Information Department 

Reason for pledging: "I didn't know very many people on campus so I wanted to put myself out there and meet new people and make new friends. I also wanted to step out of my comfort zone and do something I wouldn't normally do."

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lange

Year: Freshman

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Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

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Andreya Derby

Year: Freshman

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Pledge Class: Fall 2013 - Sassy Sigmas

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