Spotlight: PrYme

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Sibling Profile
  • Name: Samantha Slagle
  • Chapter: Pride, Widener University
  • Joined: Spring 2013
  • Chapter Number: 03
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Office Positions: (Current) Colony Vice President of Membership & Marketing

 

What is your most memorable Theta moment?

There have been so many amazing moments with my siblings since I have joined! It honestly is really difficult to pick just one. However, memorable moments are made every time I meet another sibling. Through Theta Delta Sigma I have met amazing people and I'm thankful for each one of them!

How has being a Theta impacted your life?

Theta has impacted my life tremendously. It has really helped to open my to the different lives people lead. I have also learned a lot about myself and what I can achieve if I set my mind to it. Becoming a Theta has been so good for me and I have grown so much since I joined. It has helped me develop into a leader among my peers, realize my professional strengths, and become more culturally competent.

So, I've heard that you're kind of a big deal and won a prestigious award recently. What's that all about?

Being named "Sibling of the Year," was amazing! It was so unexpected and I am grateful. It feels awesome to be recognized for all of the hard work that I have put in throughout the last year, but I definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without the rest of the Pack behind me! For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

As a founding member of Theta Delta Sigma at your university, what recommendations do you have for others who are willing to start that journey?

Though starting a new chapter isn't always a smooth process, you can expect that it will be a rewarding experience. Be patient with your self and others. People will make mistakes. You will make mistakes. Just make sure that when you do make them, you learn from them so that you don't make them again. It's all part of the growing process. Rely on your siblings and together you will be able to accomplish whatever you set yours minds to do.

Spotlight: Genesis

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Sibling Profile
  • Name: Jamel Catoe
  • Chapter: Alpha, University at Buffalo
  • Initiated: Spring 2001
  • Chapter Number: 2
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Office Positions: (Current) Natonal Vice President of Membership & Marketing; (Past) National President, National Director of Expansion, Chapter President, and New Member Educator

What is your most memorable Theta moment?

In being a Theta for as long as as I have (13 years), there are so many moments that come to mind. However, what stands out to me are those moments, as a collegian and alumnus, where the sense of Siblinghood has been the strongest. Over the years, I have had the privilege of traveling with Theta(s) and each one of those experiences have been incredible. Whether it's going on an interstate road trip with siblings to meet individuals interested in starting a chapter or traveling internationally for sibling's destination wedding, so many fond memories are made during these time. I feel that you never really get to know your siblings until you've traveled with them. If anyone wants to take a trip, let me know. I'm always up for an adventure!

How has being a Theta impacted your life?

I got my undergraduate degree in Communication but, I majored in Theta Delta Sigma. Well not literally, but through the years Theta Delta Sigma has played a significant part of my life. In fact, I made a career out of it. It was because of my experience as a collegian that I decided to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs after graduating from college. Though I vaguely considered prior to graduation, Student Affairs wasn't something that I actually pursued until my Little, John "Evolution" Jabalde (Beta-Charter), suggested I apply for a student activities position at Stony Brook University. Unfortunately, I didn't meet all of the qualifications for the position but it did motivate me to enroll in a Student Affairs graduate program. Very few people can say that they love what they do; I'm glad that I'm one of them.

I heard that you're a Greek Advisor, what's that about?

Actually, I prefer "fraternity & sorority" advisor. Ever since 2005, I have worked on college campuses as an advisor to fraternities, sororities, and Greek councils. Sometimes, for those outside of the profession, it's hard to understand exactly what it is that we do. To sum it up, leaders from various organizations meet with me to discuss the goals that they have for their organization and I provide information, resources, and services that support their success. I spend a lot of time planning events, overseeing processes, developing educational programs, and having conversations that challenge the way some members of the community live their values.

How would you advise new members to succeed as Siblings of Theta Delta Sigma?

I believe that everyone is looking for something different in Theta Delta Sigma so there isn't one "road" to success. However, the most important thing is for each individual to make the most of their membership experience by getting involved in the various activities at both the chapter and national level and stepping-up to take on leadership opportunities that we offer. Like with many things in life, "you get out of it what you put in" but I think it is even more true for Theta Delta Sigma. New members that are passionate and involved will have a true Theta experience.