Hi everyone, my name is Brianna Ares, but I go by Bri! I am a junior with a major in International Relations and double minors in German and Spanish. I am the current Chapter President of Alpha Gamma Delta! My responsibilities include representing the Chapter on a University level, ensuring that the Chapter is running smoothly, delegating tasks to other officers as needed, and facilitating communication between the Chapter and the Executive Board. Those are some of my main tasks, but I also have smaller tasks that come up on a weekly basis! Besides Alpha Gam, I am also involved with Dance Marathon as a Morale Team Co-Captain. I was formerly in Student Senate where I was a Junior Senator. I currently have two jobs on campus! I work in the Union at the Student Organization Suite as a Desk Attendant. I am also a Student Ambassador for the Office of Multicultural Programs. My fun fact is that I received a scholarship in 11th grade to study abroad in Germany!
Vice President Chapter Wellness
Hello! My name is Emily Bakri. I am a sophomore political science major and a public and professional writing minor. I currently serve as the Vice President of Chapter Wellness! My roles include communicating with our president as well as other officers and making sure everything is running smoothly. I also plan events for our sisters to keep everyone engaged and active within our community! Apart from Alpha Gam I am involved in Student Senate as a college of arts and sciences senator and the Screening Committee chair. I am also the director of entertainment for Dance Marathon. I also currently have two on campus jobs. One as an Ambassador in Admission and one writing the English department newsletter. In my free time I love spending time with my friends or doing theater.
Vice President Academic Excellence
Hi! My name is Anna Gendusa and I am a junior meteorology with a complementary mathematics major from Carol Stream, Illinois. I serve as the Vice President of Academic Excellence, which aims to help and support members in any way with their academics. The position involves providing academic support to those who need it, and to have incentives available for those who report As on the tracker form and are on the Dean's List for the semester. I also organize sisters into Academic Families and have study tables available when possible. Outside of Alpha Gamma Delta, I serve as the Vice President of the NWI Chapter of AMS/NWA, Video Editing Director for VUTV, a member of VUSIT, Alpha Phi Omega, and am a Desk Attendant for the Harre Union. A fun fact about me is that one of my favorite bands is 5 Seconds of Summer, and I have seen them in concert 7 times in less than 5 years.
Vice President Recruitment
Hey! My name is Amanda Nommensen and I am a Sophomore Social work Major with a minor in Sociology.Outside of AGD, I am a member of Alliance and an avid thrift shopper who loves Harry Styles (:
Vice President of Administration
My name is Dana Young and I am a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student. On campus, I am also involved in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Vice President Administration (VPA) is my second officer board position in Alpha Gam! My position takes attendance at events, handles all formal paperwork/governing documents, and is in charge of the chapter history. Fun fact about me: I can do yo-yo tricks!
Vice President Member Experience
My name is Beth Hanusin and I am a sophomore computer engineering student. On campus I am the president of the Society of Automotive engineers. My officer board position for Alpha Gam is Vice President Member Experience. I take care of senior gifts, schedule programming required by the university and for Alpha Gam, and also handle member retention. A fun fact about me is that I like to crochet stuffed animals!!!
Vice President New Member Experience
Hi! My name is Emily, and I am the VP of New Member Experience for Alpha Gam. In my position, I have the privilege of getting to work with our PNMs as they go through their education process. I get to help create a sense of sisterhood within the new member class and start forming the bonds between the PNMs and the older members. On campus, I am also involved with the Ballroom Dance team as the PR director. I also work as an AIA (tour guide) for the university.
Vice President Marketing
Hi! I'm Emma, a junior Political Science and Theatre double major. As VP Marketing, my job is to make sure the social media and website are current! I also work on graphics and merchandise for the chapter. Outside of Alpha Gamma Delta, I am a Junior Senator for Student Senate, I am on the Morale Team for Dance Marathon, and have participated in productions for Valpo's theatre department.
Vice President Philanthropy
My name is Rachael and I am a senior Psychology major, business minor. I am currently working on going to graduate school at Valparaiso University for my Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy. When I am not involved with Alpha Gam or spending time with family and friends I am working at my dream job as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Aid. As far as the position of Philanthropy the main goal is to get the chapter involved in community service on and off-campus. I work hand in hand with Hilltop to plan and orchestrate service events to help all of the women in Alpha Gamma Delta to meet their required service hours per year and get involved within the community. I also plan our philanthropy events that occur on campus each year. Our newest event is called "Alpha Gam Bags Hunger" and is a campus-wide bags tournament and fundraiser to raise money to donate to our philanthropy of fighting hunger. Finally, the last major component of Philanthropy is making sure all of the women know and understand our mission of fighting hunger.
Director of Property
Hi! My name is Cara Bergin and I am a sophomore history major with minors in sociology and art. In my position of Director of Property I work with the Fraternity Housing Corporation as well as with campus housing. The Director of Property and the Sorority House Assistant work closely together for chore management and over all house management. My position also is in charge of making sure the house is filled and planning the placements in the house. A fun fact about me is that I love to paint in my free time.
Vice President Event Planning
As Vice President of Event Planning, I coordinate most of our social events. This includes formals and semi-formals, our post initiation celebration (Feast of Roses), and all unity events with other sororities and fraternities on campus. I am responsible for registering all of these events for approval with our University's Fraternity and Sorority Life and our chapter's executive council. The role of Event Planner has become the key to ensuring our members do not feel isolated and alone during this pandemic. By creating events that abide by Covid-19 guidelines, we create an atmosphere of inclusive community that allows our members to continue creating memories that will last a lifetime. Outside of Alpha Gamma Delta, I am a Residential and Research Assistant, and I serve on the Fraternity and Sorority Life Judicial Board. A fun fact about me is that I am bilingual in English and Spanish!
Director of Ritual
Hi! My name is Kendall Miller, and I am a sophomore Electrical Engineering student with a Mathematics minor. On campus, I am a part of Junior Panhellenic and am on the Fundraising Committee for Dance Marathon. As the Director of Ritual, I am in charge of leading and coordinating Alpha Gam's private ceremonies and making sure everything is up to chapter standards!
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
My position is responsible for educating Gams on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The goal is to make sure that everyone feels included and comfortable :). Other things that I do on campus include Sweetwine (Worship group through the church) and working at the Fitness Center.