February 3, 2014

Meet the Spring 2014 Collegiate Perspective Bloggers!


Tara Bresette (Beta Omega-Kent State): Tara Bresette is a senior at Kent State University studying entrepreneurship and joint military studies. She is an Army ROTC Cadet and will be commissioning come May as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. In her chapter she has served as director of administration and the vice president of risk management.  She enjoys traveling to new places, a good read and venti caramel brulee lattes from Starbucks!

Alyson Faucett (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State): Alyson Faucett is a junior member of the Gamma Alpha chapter at San Diego State University. She is a journalism-media studies major with a minor in television, film and media. After graduation, she hopes to work in the broadcast media field. She began her Alpha Phi journey in fall of 2011 and has since been appointed chaplain, attended the Emerging Leaders Institute and served on Gamma Alpha’s executive board as vice president of programming and education. When she’s not busy with school and Alpha Phi, she works in the marketing and communications department at SDSU and volunteers at the local humane society.

Lauren Holman (Eta Mu-Marquette): Lauren "Lo" Holman is a junior at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is majoring in public relations at the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, while also pursuing a minor in both writing intensive English and sociology within the Kilnger College of Arts and Sciences. Lo currently serves as the Vice President of Programming and Education for the Eta Mu chapter. Her past involvement in Alpha Phi includes serving as the director of sisterhood, director of parent relations and director of alumnae relations. In addition to her commitments in Alpha Phi, Holman is the social media and web writing intern for Marquette’s Office of Marketing and Communication (OMC). She is also a communications intern at 800-CEO-Read, a small publishing company located in downtown Milwaukee and works in the university's Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a student tour guide.

Sukhe Mann (Xi-Toronto): Sukhe Mann is a collegiate student from Alpha Phi’s Xi chapter at the University of Toronto. She is an upper year student enrolled as a psychology specialist and women’s/ gender studies major. She currently holds the director of sisterhood position for her chapter, and she is constantly looking for ways to stay involved with the community—and encouraging her Xi sisters to do so as well.  She spends most of her spare time reading or volunteering at local hospitals or with charities in the Toronto area.

Cheltzie Miller-Bailey (Epsilon Theta-Northern Iowa): Cheltzie is a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, where she is majoring in leisure, youth and human services, concentrating in the areas of non-profit/youth administration and tourism. She is a dedicated Harry Potter fan, loves a good cheeseburger and is a self-proclaimed Netflix junkie! An initiate of the Psi chapter at South Dakota, Cheltzie is now a member of the Epsilon Theta chapter, where she has held multiple leadership roles through participation in committees and positions. Most recently, she interned at the Executive Office in Evanston, Illinois, which provided great experience for her future career working in the non-profit industry or student affairs. 

Samantha Padilla (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s): Samantha Padilla is part of the Iota Beta chapter at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. She is originally from Honduras, a small country in Central America. She is currently a senior pursuing a double major in economics and mathematics. She joined Alpha Phi her freshman year and says it has been one of the most rewarding decisions of her life. During her four years, Samantha has served as vice president of programming and education, director of philanthropy, vice president of Student Government Association and president of the Economics Honor Society. She is also an Alpha Phi Foundation scholarship recipient and an Emerging Leaders Institute graduate, and now, she is beyond excited to serve as a collegiate perspective blogger!

Lindley Smith (Zeta Iota-Virginia): Lindley Smith is a member at the University of Virginia studying foreign affairs and French. She has gotten involved at UVa with College Council and the Women’s Center, and she also serves as a French tutor for student-athletes. She has had an awesome experience with her chapter, especially this year, as she has had the chance to live in the Alpha Phi chapter house with twenty other women from her new member class. Lindley was recently appointed director of marketing and apparel for her chapter, and she can’t wait to see her sisters wearing the designs she has worked so hard on. She is excited for the opportunity to represent Alpha Phi International through this blog, and she can’t wait to get started!

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