Shelby was initiated into KU Sigma Chapter in 2016 and will be a fifth year Chemical Engineering student. “As a member of Gamma Phi Beta for nearly four years, I have been able to witness the ideals and purposes of Gamma Phi – love, labor, learning, and loyalty – strengthen my college experience and lead me to success as a student at the University of Kansas. First and foremost, my desire to learn is what brought me to KU. Conveniently, Gamma Phi is a short 3-minute walk from the engineering school! I knew early on I wanted to study chemical engineering and pre-med and am interested in oncology. KU was one of few schools that offered a curriculum for this path. My ultimate dream would be accepted into a PhD/MD program so I may practice and also continue oncology research.”
Diana Zarda * Woman of the Year 2018-2019
Diana was initiated into the KU Sigma Chapter in 1982. She has a daughter and son plus recently welcomed a new grandson! She is employed with Hiland Dairy Foods (formerly Zarda Dairy) as Account-Development Manager and they provide dairy products for Girls on the Run, our international philanthropy. While at KU she served as Pledge Director and Panhellenic VP, and most recently served on the Sigma 100 Year Anniversary Committee. As a member of the GKC Alumnae Chapter Executive Board, she served as Founders Day Chair six years, growing guests to over 100 sisters and most recently she served as Alumnae Data Purge Coordinator. Diana received the Antique, Garden & Home Design Show IIKE Award for outstanding dedication to the show. Within the community she has participated in Jazzoo Planning Committee for eighteen years and the GKC Restaurant Association for twenty years. Diana received the Silver Service Award and Allied Director of the Year and is a member of Forks & Corks, Stems and SAE Parents Club VP.
We are looking for a Girl's on the Run Chair, to be the liaison between the executive board and the GOTR executive council. Other duties include securing donors for energy food the day of the events in Spring and Fall. This could be the perfect co-chair opportunity for two sisters! Contact Nancy Kuehler for more information.
GKC Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarships (deadline is Feb. 1, 2018) and the GPB International Headquarter Foundation Scholarships (deadline is March 15, 2018).
Spread the scholarship word to GPB members you may know. Please note that the deadlines are fast approaching!
For more information click here.
Did you know, last year we awarded over $230,000 in scholarships? This would not have been possible without YOUR support and contributions to Girls on the Run.
To celebrate empowering over 14,000 girls in greater Kansas City, we are throwing a Birthday Bash! Join us for a celebratory evening highlighting this milestone.
YOUR support will allow us to provide financial assistance so that every girl who wants to participate in our life-changing program is given the opportunity. Our goal is to serve 20 additional teams for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 seasons.
When: Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Monarch Room (1701 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64108)
Price: $75.00, includes food and beverage
Here's a sneak peek at some of our silent auction items!
- Royals Word Series baseball
- 2015 Post Season etched champagne bottle
- Yordano Ventura bobble head
Purchase a ticket and these could be yours!
We are in need of finding the original blueprints for the chapter house (originally dated 1927 or for the "new wing" dated 1965). If you have them, have seen them, or can help by sending this information to others you think might know the whereabouts, please contact me ASAP either here, my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 816-223-9847.
Congrats to Rockhurst - Eta Iota Chapter!
Rockhurst took 28 New Members and now have 108 Total Members with no COB! Whoohoo! They are very excited and extend an invitation to any of their upcoming activities to our members. You can download a PDF of their activities here.
New Member Class of 2017:
Caroline Husman (legacy)