Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Meet the Spring 2015 AFLV Student Bloggers

Adam Rakestraw
Adam is an undergraduate senior double major in studio art and anthropology at the University of Southern Indiana with an emphases in sculpture, art history, and cultural studies. During his time at USI, he served on the IFC council and was the chairman of Fraternal Values Society-Xi Chapter. Adam is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and served in various educational offices such as ritualism, academic, and alumni chair(s).

 "I look forward to addressing issues and situations Greek students currently face on college campuses as well as in their local chapter.  I would like to change perceptions of Greeks and progress our community."

Abby McCollom
Abby is a second year higher education administration master’s student at the University of Kansas. She currently is serving as a graduate assistant in the Student Involvement and Leaderships Center, working as the Multicultural Greek Council adviser and oversees multiple community-wide programs. Abby was initiated into Alpha Delta Pi at Oklahoma State University, where she studied journalism and broadcasting. 

"I am excited to put my bachelor’s degree to work and write about something I am passionate about with others from around the country. Writing for the blog will provide me the opportunity to engage students with critical issues and important topics regarding fraternity and sorority membership."

Clair Lindsey
Claire is a third year at Cal Poly San Luis Obisp studying english with a minor in linguistics. While at Cal Poly, Claire has been an active member of her sorority, Alpha Phi, serving as Guard, on various committees and even writing for the Alpha Phi International Blog. Currently, Clair servers as the Vice President of Communications for Panhellenic Council where she acts as the liaison between the Panhellenic sororities and the Cal Poly community.

"I am so excited to be a part of the AFLV Blog Committee, and I am really looking forward to sharing my experiences as a sorority woman with other Greek members. I believe that it is my obligation as a writer and a Greek member to share those experiences as reinforcement to others of the incredible opportunities fraternities and sororities offer."

Ryan Miller
Ryan is a junior at Oklahoma State University studying apparel merchandising with minors in marketing and ethical leadership and is a member of Sigma Pi. Ryan ultimately wants to obtain a graduate degree and work within the fraternal movement. While at Oklahoma State he has written for The Odyssey, served as president of his fraternity, and worked for Undergraduate Admissions. He is also a graduate of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute and served as a mentor at the Jon Williamson FuturesQuest. Ryan is currently serving the Interfraternity Council as the External Vice President.

"I am excited to write for the AFLV Blog because I want to give back to the Greek community and help create a positive change within the fraternal movement. You never know how you can influence someone and the AFLV Blog is a gateway to creating positive change. I am also excited to work with other students across the country and learn more about their institution’s Greek communities."

Darcy LeDoux
Darcy is senior studying public relations at Texas Tech University. She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority and currently serves as Vice-President Public Relations. Darcy also works as a social media intern in Texas Tech’s Office of Communication and Marketing and is a member of the university’s student-run advertising team. Previously, Darcy served as Public Relations Chairman for Panhellenic Council where she created a blog that recognized in National Panhellenic Conference Chairman Jean Mrasek’s monthly newsletter. Darcy is also a summer 2014 graduate of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.

"My past three years as a sorority woman have provided me with challenges, opportunities and experiences that have shaped me into a more confident and driven individual. I am excited to combine my passion for writing and sorority life to share insight with fraternity and sorority members nation-wide!"

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