The Office of Greek Life at West Virginia Wesleyan is committed to establishing and maintaining an effective relationship with our alumni by providing services to meet their interest. In this newsletter, you will find information to keep you updated, connected, and informed.
Greek Week: A Tradition of Unity
The Greek Week committee has already revamped the schedule. Members are already feeling the challenge and teams are focusing in on the core, heart wrenching games that are quickly approaching. Don't miss out on the intense fun and competition this year! The Office of Greek Life would like to invite any alumni near the Buckhannon area or joining in on Spring Weekend events to come out and support the Greek community!
(Schedule to be posted in the coming week.)
Spring Sing will be held on April 12th at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. If you want to fit in at the event, you may want to dress with stirrup pants, overalls, or skorts, Doc Martens or Airwalks, and of course fabulous accessories like scrunchies, slap bracelets, and mood rings. Oh, and don't forget; you may be asked to turn your pager on silent during the show.
Have a quick flashback now:
GREEK MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Each year the Greek Community honors two of their own with the Greek Man/Woman of the year awards. These awards are given to the individuals who best represent the Greek community in their own chapter and throughout campus. Each of the nominees have played a significant role in furthering the Greek system and they are often considered the "face" of Greek Life.
The Greek Woman of the Year the nominees were Emma Turner from Alpha Delta Pi, Kyra Waugh from Alpha Gamma Delta, Anne Harman from Alpha Xi Delta, and Jenna Plummer from Zeta Tau Alpha. Each of these individuals have all served as chapter President and maintains excellent academic standards. We would like to congratulate Emma Turner, a Psychology major from Clarksburg, WV, as Greek Woman of the Year 2014. She was active as Alumnae Relations Chair, Recruitment Vice President, and President in Gamma Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. Emma said, "Greek life at Wesleyan has been a wonderful experience for me. I've made lifelong friends and developed many leadership skills that will be beneficial to me in my journey after graduation. Through Greek life I have been given so many opportunities and experiences that have greatly influenced my growth as a student and a leader, and for that I will always be thankful."
The Greek Man of the Year nominees were Zach Howard from Kappa Alpha Order and Andy Kall from Theta Chi. Both individuals have served their chapter as President and have continued to maintain an open door policy to officers needing advise or help with a task. Andy Kall is a 5 year MBA student, communication student, and this year's Greek Man of the Year. He is a member of Theta Chi fraternity, where he has serve in numerous leadership positions including President, Standards Chair and Public Relations. Andy also has served as the Greek Life Intern, Greek Life PR Chair and a member of IFC. Overall, being a part of Greek life has allowed Andy to maximize his fun here at Wesleyan by meeting lifelong friends and making lasting memories.
The Office of Greek Life would like to congratulate Andy and Emma and thank them for all the many experiences you have supported in the Greek community.
Spring Weekend Events:
Oval events will take place on Friday afternoon and evening for the sororities while the men will be finishing up wrestling in the Green Room. Bring a chair and your friends, and prepare to cheer on your organization and help us to get the weekend started.
On Friday and Saturday Alpha Delta Pi will be "Rocking for Ronald" at C.J. Maggies, the 88, and Buffalo Wild Wings. All donations will be sent to the Ronald McDonald House.
Throughout the weekend, Alpha Gamma Delta will be collecting sugar free items to benefit the Upshur County Parish House and raise awareness about Diabetes and the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.
Look for Alpha Xi Delta outside the Benedum Campus Center from 2:00 p.m. on Friday until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday! They will be accepting donations in order to raise money for Autism Speaks, and if you donate you can sign your name on the all-famous see-saw.
Zeta Tau Alpha will host the Bounce-a-thon where they will pass out pink ribbons and collect donations on Friday evening from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Bounce-a-thon will go toward Breast Cancer Education and Awareness through the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
There will be a Greek Alumni Council meeting in the Greek Alumni room located in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) at 9:00 a.m.
All sororities will be hosting an Alumnae Tea on Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Alpha Sigma Phi will honor their alumni with a Picnic at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
There will be a barbeque picnic at 3:00 pm for Chi Phi alumni.
Kappa Alpha Order will host a Golf Tournament at Riverbend Golf Course beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. There will also be an Alumni Luncheon at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Theta Chi will be hosting their alumni at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Theta Xi will hold an alumni meeting at noon on Saturday, followed by a cookout at 2 p.m.
Buckhannon and Wesleyan Community Updates
Alumni continuously say how much the Buckhannon and Wesleyan community has changed over the years, so we wanted to take a few moments to update you on what to expect!
If you haven't been back for over a year...
Dunn Hall, located on Camden Avenue next to the Camden Complex, is a residence hall that was added in the Summer of 2011.
Maromas, better known as "Mexico" no longer exists, but a new restaurant, Bennett's Steak House has moved into the location.
In addition, there is now a plaza by Walmart where you will find Tudor's Biscuit World, Little Ceasars Pizza, and Hibbett Sports.
A new Mexican restaurant, Las Trancas, has moved into the building where the Ole Mill was previously located.
If you haven't been back since Homecoming...
Construction is currently in progress on campus for the Nordstrom Welcome Center which will be located on the corner beside the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts (PAC).
Buffalo Wild Wings is a new addition to the Buckhannon community this year and is within walking distance of the Microtel Inn near Lowes.
Taco Bell is the newest addition to the Buckhannon community and can be found on Main Street by CVS Pharmacy.
Our little town and "Home Among the Hills" are very proud of the new opportunities available to our students and alumni. Take some time to see what else is new and upcoming events at http://www.wvwc.edu/news/ and http://www.visitbuckhannon.org/index.php.
Also, don't forget to support the Erickson Alumni Center by stopping by the Young Alumni Reunion!
Young Alumni Reunion
Saturday, April 12th, 5pm
8 N Florida St
This reunion is especially for our 2004 - 2013 grads.
Las Trancas Mexican Restauraunt
(Located at the former Ole Mill near the railroad traks)
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Join us in the back room for complimentary snacks and cash bar!