WVWC Greek Life
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!
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 Becca Davis from Alpha Delta Pi, Jordan Shaver from Alpha Gamma Delta, Keana Bertocci from Alpha Xi Delta, and Destinie Hubbard from Zeta Tau Alpha. We would like to congratulate Keana Bertocci, a Psychology major from Perryopolis, PA, as 2016 Greek Woman of the Year. She was active as Continuous Open Bid Chair, Recruitment Vice President, and President of the Beta Sigma chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. Keana said, "Being a member of Wesleyan’s Greek community has dramatically changed my college experience. Having such a large role on Alpha Xi Delta’s executive board has not only advanced my leadership skills that will be beneficial in developing my future career, but it has also shown me what hard work and dedication does for a chapter as a whole. Over the past 4 years, I have made lifelong sisters and friends who have pushed me to reach my highest potential, and for that, I will always be grateful.”
The Greek Man of the Year nominees were Michael Geiselhart from Kappa Alpha Order, Cameron Smith from Theta Chi, Micah Bailey from Alpha Sigma Phi, and Josh Lopitz from Theta Xi. The Greek Man of the Year is Josh Lopitz from Theta Xi. Josh Lopitz is a Communication Studies Major, an Intern for the Office of Admissions, a discus thrower for the Track & Field Team, a Student Ambassador, as well as a Senior Campaign Manager. As a member of Theta Xi Fraternity, Josh has served as President twice, House manager, Public Relations Chairman, Recruitment Chairman, Brotherhood Chairman, Alumni Relations Chairman, and their Blue Iris Chairman. Josh has also served as the IFC Risk Manager where he oversaw a Risk Management Committee of 9. Overall, being a part of Greek life has allowed Josh to grow as a confident leader and create lifelong, lasting memories at Wesleyan.
The Office of Greek Life would like to congratulate Josh and Keana 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 starting at 4:30 pm for the sororities. Bring a chair and your friends, and prepare to cheer on your organization and help us to get the weekend started.
Fraternities will be ending out their Greek Week events with tennis doubles and singles at 4:00 pm on Friday followed by basketball finals in the main gym at 7:00 pm.
On Saturday, Alpha Gamma Delta and Alpha Delta Pi will be partnering with an event in the oval. The Gams will be selling lemonade; all proceeds will benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. The Pis will be holding a cornhole tournament; all of their proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
Look for Alpha Xi Delta outside the Benedum Campus Center from 3:00 p.m. on Friday until 3:00 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 Pie a Zeta where you can donate to pie your favorite Zeta sister in the face on Friday evening from 11:00 am - 1:00 p.m. All proceeds will go toward Breast Cancer Education and Awareness through the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
All sororities will be hosting an Alumnae Tea on Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All of the sororities teas will take place in their suite, except for Alpha Gamma Delta who will be holding theirs at the United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.
Alpha Sigma Phi will honor their alumni with a Picnic at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Theta Chi will be hosting their alumni at 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Theta Xi meeting and refreshments will be in the Greek Alumni Room of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for Performing Arts from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Kappa Alpha will host a cookout at 2:00 PM on Saturday at their house. There is a golf outing that will be held on Sunday.
Here is a Clip to Remind You of Our Beautiful Home Among the Hills and Buckhannon!
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!
New Places in Buckhannon:
Buffalo Wild Wings joined the community in January of 2015 at the Northridge Shopping Plaza located at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 33. The Eddie Davidson Band will be playing on Friday night from 9:00 PM till midnight! Along with Buffalo Wild Wings, there a few other shops and stores to take note of. Caroline’s Closet is your local chic boutique in town with highly affordable prices and stylish unique clothing! Come and create your new look today! Nice Nails Spa is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. WV Vapors offers a variety of vape gear and a wide selection of e-cigarettes and homemade liquids. Lastly, the Wine Seller offers specialty wine, craft beer and cigars from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.
The Garden Market Café has taken over the previously known Allburghers location on Main Street. They feature fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch & dinner in our market. Can’t get more local than this option.https://www.facebook.com/GardenMarketCafe/?fref=ts
The ¾ Café is another great option to enjoy fresh, local ingredients. There are hours are 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM Wednesday –Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Sunday. http://www.threequartercafe.com/
Don’t forget about Tudor’s Biscuit World and Little Ceasars located in a plaza connecting the Walmart parking lot.
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 athttp://www.wvwc.edu/news/ and http://www.visitbuckhannon.org/index.php.