Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Salad Days! #WhyAlphaChiWednesday

Celebrating the arrival of summer at our annual Salad Days event in May turned into a joyful ritual moment when we recognized our 25-year, 50-year, and 60-year members! Thanks to our president Amy for always being prepared to honor our sisters. Salad Days is usually our largest event of the year, and we are thankful for the attendance of the Real.Strong.Women who live their AXO values, Wisdom.Devotion.Achievement.

Amy, president, conducting the ceremony (L-R, Julie, Barbara, Lynda, Karen)

Britain pinning Annette with the 50-year pin

Britain pinning Maxine with the 60-year pin (to the right, Alyssa, Jocelyn, Amberly, Tara)

Britain pinning Motney with the 60-year member pin

Our 25-year, 50-year, and 60-year
L-R Julie (Beta Lambda), Lynda (Beta Gamma), Karen (Beta Eta), Maxine (Beta Eta), Annette (Beta Eta), Arlene (Gamma Chi), Barbara (Gamma Iota), Amy (Zeta Upsilon), and Motney (Beta Eta),  

And! Amy sent our photo to The Lyre!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#WeddingWednesday for our Beta Sigma sister

Best Wishes to our alumna sister from UGA, Beta Sigma, Chris who found her Alpha Chi Omega Sweetheart in Daren!

Chris is also the mom of Britney, a Beta Sigma, and "YaYa" to legacy Kate.

We wish Chris and Daren a long life together.

Friday, October 14, 2016

#FlashbackFriday - Hall of Commitment Spring 2015

It is a joy to guide the senior Beta Eta collegians through the Hall of Commitment (formerly know as the Third Degree of Initiation) in December and April. We usually have so many in April we end up conducting the ceremony two to three times in order to accommodate "senior schedules."
These are the gifts the sisters received from the chapter along with a special brunch. Aren't they so, so lucky?

Round 1

Round 2

Thursday, October 13, 2016

75-year Member Pinning Ceremony w/ @AXO_FSU to honor #AXO #FoundersDay

A special tribute today as we look forward to the 131st birthday of Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, Inc. on October 15th (our Founders' Day at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN).

We celebrate a sister who lived a good life and remained active with #AXO for all her 95 years!

Edith Marjorie "Margie" Smith Green visited the chapter to receive her 75-year member pin in April 2014. Her grandson (an FSU Sigma Chi alumnus), her son and daughter-in-law (an FSU circus alumna and AXO alumna initiate!) accompanied Margie. Our alumnae chapter and the Beta Eta collegians ate dinner, presented her pin, celebrated with cake, took photos and sang. ETE was so blessed to meet Margie and help with the celebration.

Fun Fact:  Margie was best buddies with Mary Budd Holmes. Here are their two bricks from the brick sidewalk at Beta Eta.

(We know the company misspelled devoted! We had it corrected)


Gainesville - Marjorie Smith Green, age 95, died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Marjorie was born in Jacksonville, Florida May 19, 1919 to Paul H. and Edith Miller Smith. She moved to Gainesville from Tampa, Florida in 1945. Margie graduated from FSCW (FSU) wher
e she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, the Esther Sunday School Class, the Junior League and a charter member of PEO Chapter FH. She was an avid bridge and domino player. 

Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Paul. Survivors are two brothers, Ernest and Virgil, two sons, Alonzo Frank Green, III (Pam), Paul Michael Green (Martha), both of Gainesville, Florida; three grandchildren, Michael V. Green, Alonzo Frank Green IV & Paul Wallace Green; five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

TMH Gala #WhyAlphaChiWednesday #axoalumnae #AltruisticAXO

Our Sisters were out on the town ... or more like, at the Civic Center to look glamourous, support enjoy the TMH Gala, support health funding, and enjoy the melodious tunes of ... James Taylor!

Katie S. Carson (Gamma Iota), Wendy McL Kerr (Gamma Iota), Britain D Riley (Beta Eta), Kristen S Costa (Gamma Iota/Beta Eta), Susan D Stafford (Alpha Omega), Caryn Beck Dudley (Beta Xi)

Christine T Ashburn (Beta Eta)
Tracey G Cohen (Epsilon Chi)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

#TBT - Hall of Commitment Fall 2015

We look forward with happiness and nostolgia to hosting another Hall of Commitment in December.

These graduates are already adding Alpha Chi Omega values to the world! #goodness #kindness

Cassidy Erickson - Invisalign
Summer Nerguard - PT school
Lauren Martino - grad school
Katie Jo Rogers - nursing school at Troy
Lorie Riegelsberger - teaching in Tampa
Alyssa Hunter - Delta

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

#WCW - #axoyoungalums in FSU Medical School

We don't get to see them very often, but we are proud of Abigail and Erica!
We hope to meet more #AXO sisters from other chapters at #FSUMedicalSchool. We are privileged to have met so many #FSULaw students from other chapters!

Abigail E Trotter
Class of 2018
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University

Abigail graduated magna cum laude in the Honors Program from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science and a minor in chemistry. In 2013 to 2014 Abigail worked at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, where she assisted Dr. Kirbo, Dr. Rosenburg and Dr. DeRosier and the nursing staff in minor clinic surgeries. In 2013, Abigail was one of eight students from Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-professional health society, selected to spend a week in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, working with physicians and pharmacists in rural health clinics. She also participated in the Mayo Clinic’s Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP) with Dr. Tushar Patel and his work on intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas. In the summer of 2012, she studied at L’Institute de Catholique de Paris, a language school in Paris, where she attended classes taught entirely in French with other international students. She participated in many organizations, including her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. She was a member of the Student Alumni Association Leadership Council and served as the recruitment chair for Light the Night FSU in 2013. Abigail was the Mentor Program director for Alpha Epsilon Delta and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Erica Heinrichs

Class of 2019

Hometown: Valrico, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University
Erica attended Florida State University and graduated magna cum laude with an honors-in-the-major B.S. degree in biological science. She was involved in undergraduate research and completed an undergraduate honors research thesis in evolutionary genomics, investigating the effect of selection on early- and late-age mating proportion in Drosophila flies. During her undergraduate career Erica was inducted into several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, Rho Lambda and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Outside of academics, Erica served the community by volunteering with many organizations, primarily the women's Refuge House and the PACE Center of Tallahassee. In addition, she was an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, where she served as vice president on the executive board. After graduation, Erica worked for two years in the Dermatology Research and Practice Scholars Program as a medical assistant under Dr. Armand B. Cognetta, a Mohs micrographic surgeon. In her free time, Erica enjoys participating in 5K runs, traveling to new places and hiking with her spaniel, Anabelle. She chose the FSU College of Medicine because of its focus on patient-centered health care, emphasis on responsiveness to community needs and dedication to serving rural and underserved communities.