I know that our ELC group will encounter obstacles, both large and small. There are, of course, small challenges, like fitting your closet into a 50-pound suitcase and lifting your overweight carry-on that holds all of your excess weight into the overhead bin. Most importantly, your fellow ELCs will understand your biggest challenge, finding a new home wherever you travel.
I can confidently say that the relationships built throughout the three-week training process at the Executive Office in Evanston, Ill., have created a home and a safe haven for us all. We have laughed and cried together, taught and learned from each other, and established a sense of “we” as a team.
Our ELC group, just as many others, has become more than a job; these women have become family. As we spread out across the country, I am sad to say “see you soon,” but grateful to have become a part of my new Alpha Phi family. Together, I am confident we will change, create and enhance the lives of Alpha Phi members across North America.
Jessie Keigley (Theta-Michigan) is a first-year educational leadership consultant