Tau Beta Sigma - Zeta Omega
Alumni Newsletter - April 2016 Edition
The End (of the School Year) is Near!
April 3: 2nd Council
April 8-10: District Convention in Kearney, Nebraska
April 11: Honorary Initiation and Second Degree
April 18: INITIATION
April 24: Chapter Retreat at the St. Louis Zoo
Here we go!
What We've Been Up To
Sara, Maddie and Chrissy take a family photo at the Cliffs of Moher!
Mimi and Evan are ready for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin!
Maddie, Chrissy, Mimi and Sara are ready to take on Ireland!
The group (minus Elliott) at the Cliffs of Moher after singing The Affirmation with Kappa!
Tau Beta Sigma turns 70!!
ALUMNI OF THE MONTH - DR. HELEN (COPE) PORTER
What I liked best was just having all of those instant friends. If you're pledging or an active you had a lot of connections and it made walking in classrooms less scary. We all used to hang out in the coffee bar at the bottom of Jesse Hall. Back in the day Jesse Hall was also the band department. So all of our classes were in the band room, even those of us like me who were not music majors but took every band class!! There was the coffee bar lady - her name was Marie Crump. She was like our mom, and we would hang out there even when we weren't eating her delicious cheese nachos. In fact, my parents would call Marie when they were looking for me on campus, before the age of cell phones, because Marie would usually knew where I was.
My sophomore year I became treasurer of Tau Beta, and then I want to live in England for a year. My senior year I was the president of the chapter, and I think a lot of that leadership helped me I my role as a student teacher, and then an English teacher.
I'm currently a middle school principal, after being in the classroom for 12 years and in a middle school for seven years. Tau Beta definitely gives me the strength to feel blessed to be part of an organization. It's also a great way for me to connect to my music teachers; I wasn't a music major but still have a lot of friends in common with them. I am able to observe and evaluate music teachers because of my extensive collegiate musical performance back.
Thank you, Dr. Porter, for agreeing to be our Alum of the Month!
Interested in being the next Alumni of the Month? Contact Erin McCann at EMMN8C@mail.missouri.edu!