Tri Delta

Delta Kappa Chapter at Drury University

Chapter Officers

Natasha Sanford

Collegiate Chapter President

Major: Advertising and Public Relations Minor: Web Communication and Design Graduation Year: 2015 As the Collegiate Chapter President I oversee all chapter operations. I have a blast in this position because I get to see what ever officer is working on, and help them reach their goals. I want the best for every girl in our chapter and want to make their experience as a collegiate member the best it can be. Communication is huge in my life and I am trying to add more communication within the chapter. Other organizations I belong to include Student Government Association, Ad/PR Club, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Lambda Pi Eta. I am an avid book sniffer, my dream would be to become Olivia Popp, and I got to work at Urban Decay this past summer. Why you love tri delta: The Delta Kappa Chapter has taught me things I would have never known about myself and my relationships with others. I have so much to be thankful for because of Tri Delta.

Abby Schumacher

Vice President of Chapter Development

As the Vice President of Chapter Development I ensure the member of our chapter are following the Purpose and living by it every day. I am in charge of all rituals and that our chapter remains in good standing with our University and Delta Delta Delta.

Ashley Sivils

Vice President of Membership

Major: Finance & Economics Graduation Year: 2016 As Vice President of Membership I plan and execute a successful Spring and Fall Recruitment. Other organizations I am involved in include Panhellenic Executive Board as the Event Planner and Student Government Association as a Senator. Fun Facts: I am a certified scuba diver, I eat way too much sugar, I've been to 14 countries, I love to sing, I've been canyoning, and I once made eye contact with Ashton Kutcher. Why I love Tri Delta: Tri Delta has been an amazing experience for me. If I wasn't in this organization I wouldn't have experienced the many opportunities it has to offer. Tri Delta is where I met my best friends, it is where I have grown as a person, and it is where I have created the best college memories. Thank you Tri Delta, I LOVE YOU!

Hannah Bunch

Vice President of Public Relations

Majors: Arts Administration and Fine Arts Minor: Entrepreneurship Graduation Year: 2016 Office: I hold Vice President of Public Relations Officer duties: In this office, I oversee all social media sights keeping them up-to-date and consistently sharing what our chapter is up to. I also advertise for any upcoming events. I also oversee the officers in the public relations committee within our chapter. Other organizations I belong to: I am Vice President of Student Advocates for the Arts. I was also on St. Jude Board. Random fact: For my summer internship I spent the summer teaching art classes at a retirement community. I taught residents with Alzheimer's and dementia each week as well as independent residents. Why I love try delta: Tri Delta was my first family at Drury. I moved to Drury knowing no one and when I joined Tri Delta I had a family to watch over me and guide me through my college experience. I gained 60 girls as not only friends but as sisters, a bond I never understood before Tri Delta because I only have brothers. Not only do we have passion for each other and our chapter but there is an unbelievable dedication to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I can't even explain how much passion these girls and I have for St. Jude. I am so proud we have such a strong sisterhood as well as such an amazing organization like St. Jude to target all of the talent we have in our chapter to. I have grown so much through my experience with Tri Delta and I couldn't imagine my life without these girls.

Shelby Larson

Vice President of Administration

As the Vice President of Administration I work directly with the Chapter Officers to ensure that everyone is working hard to improve our chapter. If officers are struggling I make sure to have them come to Officer's Training Council to work on their office and improve the chapter.

Hillary Myers

External Philanthropy Chairman

As the External Philanthropy Chairman I am in charge of all our St. Jude fundraising efforts. I am responsible for planning our philanthropy events. You can find more information about our philanthropy events on our philanthropy page!

Paige Abbott

Internal Philanthropy Chairman

My name is Paige Abbott, and I am a sophomore here at Drury. As a member of the Delta Kappa chapter of Delta Delta Delta, I hold the position of Internal Philanthropy chair. Within this position, I work closely with our External Philanthropy chairmen, Hilary, as well as the rest of the chapter to organize events and fundraise for St.Jude's Children's Research Hospital. I also work in building a new relationship between our chapter and our new internal philanthropy, Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, which works with those with special needs of all ages across the Ozarks. I am currently majoring Pre-Health Sciences, with plans to get my Bachelors of Science in Nursing by 2017. I am a Springfield native and love spending time with friends and family, working at the hospital, and being outdoors. Being a member of Tri Delta has opened up so many doors for me, and has allowed me to make friendships that will last forever. The passion that each of my sisters has for life, and for philanthropy inspires me everyday to be the best that I can be.

Ashleigh Spalding

Academic Development Chairman

Biology Major Chemistry Minor Graduation year: May 2015 As the Academic Development Chairman I motivate the chapter on academic excellence as well as maintaining the chapter's academic requirements. This includes monitoring mid-term and semester grades and providing study hours to members in need. Other organizations I am involved in include: Enactus Beta Beta Beta Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society I love Tri-Delta because it has given me some of the most meaningful relationships with the most outstanding women on campus

Chelsea Wells

Continuing Education Chairman

Emma Wheat

Music Chairman

As Music Chairman I am responsible for keeping all of the songs from our chapter's history available. I teach the chapter both new and old songs to be sung during recruitment, chapter meeting, and candle lighting ceremonies.

Lauren Bicknell

Sponsor Chairman

Major: Biology and Chemistry Graduation Year: 2016 As the Sponsor Chairman I organize and plan Alpha Week (the first week of pledging), meet with Sponsor Selection committee to match sponsors with new members (bigs and littles), and plan Big/Little Reveal. Other organizations I belong to: SGA, Tri Beta, Club Ñ, Alpha Lambda Delta and Pre-Health Professions Club. I'm an A list celebrity in Hollywood. #KimK Why I love Tri Delta: I love how hard we work to fundraise for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I also love that I can call any of my sisters and they will help me out with whatever I need. Plus, we can do the​ stomp.

Cory Bledsoe

Body Image Coordinator

Majors: Advertising and Public Relations, Design Arts, and Philosophy and Religion Graduation year: 2016 I promote healthy mind, body, and spirit within the chapter and around campus. I also organize Fat Talk Free Week, which is a week devoted to healthy body image. I am involved in Philsophy and Religion Club (secretary), Human Rights club, The Mirror (Lifestyle editor). Tri Delta is a refuge for my awkward, dry humor.

Alex Flanagan

New Member Educator

As New Member Educator I ensure the New Members have an amazing experience as pledges to the Delta Kappa Chapter. I help them transition from New Members to collegiate members, educating them on our chapter and the purpose of Tri Delta.

Morgan Melton

Reference Chairman

As Reference Chairman I am responsible for the voting procedures during recruitment. I help the chapter go through the various techniques and make sure everyone is following the procedures.

Ellen Mitchell

Panhellenic Delegate

I serve as the Panhellenic Delegate for Drury Tri Delta. I attend weekly Panhellenic meetings and bring the chapter's thoughts to those meetings. I also bring important topics and dates from Panhellenic to the chapter.

Rachel Millsap

Membership Development Chairman

Major: History, Writing Minor: Renaissance & Medieval Studies Graduation Year: 2016 The Membership Development Chairman is responsible for planning weekly sisterhood events in which the entire chapter gets together to either perform a module outlined by Executive Office or bond as sisters while doing various activities. The Membership Development Chairman's overall goal is to facilitate times and events to occur in order to maintain chapter bonds and frequent outlets for sisterhood bonding. Other organizations I belong to: Drury Ambassadors, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Drury Honors College Fun Facts: I am an only child, I read obsessively, I enjoy baking (although I claim no particular skill), and genuinely enjoy my sisters and time spent in Tri Delta. I love Tri Delta for being the first place I run to on a bad day. Your college friends become your family for 4 years, and I can proudly claim 60 sisters thanks to this amazing organization. Tri Delta is happiness. Tri Delta is silliness. Tri Delta is home.

Emily Titus

Treasurer and Licensing Chairman

Major: Communication Studies & Writing Minor: Law and Society Graduation Year: Fall 2016 As the Treasurer and Licensing Chairman I create all the chapter's Tri Delta Apparel and help VP Finance monitor billing and fines. Other than Tri Delta, I also belong to Sigma Tau Delta. I'm an amateur writer, and have written a book and three short stories. When I really need someone, I have 50 women I can call who would drop what they're doing and come be my sister. We take care of each other because we're family.

Laura Haskell

Intramural Chairman

Majors: Marketing and Graphic Design Graduation year: 2017 As the Intramural Chairman I coordinate all intramural games tri delta participates in. Fun fact: Made in China I love Tri Delta because I didn't have any sisters before college and now I have 60.

Courtney Jones

Social Chairman

Majors: Marketing/Management Graduation Year: 2017 As the Social Chairman I plan all Tri Delta dances, exchanges, and other social events. Other Organizations I am involved in: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Fun Fact: I have completed three half marathons Why I love Tri Delta: I have a group of amazing, supportive women who push me to be better than I ever thought I could be.

Jordan Klaus

Secretary

Psychology Major with a Behavioral Neuroscience Minor. Graduation Year- 2017 I take attendance and keep track of points for the members of the chapter then relay the information to the standards board. Other organizations I belong to- ALD, PHP, and Ambassadors. I love Tri Delta because it is my home away from home.

Jenna Mitchell

Suite Chairman

Majors: Marketing and Management Minor: Entrepreneurship Graduation Year: 2017 Office: Suite Chair Briefly explain officer duties: To keep our chapter's suite in the best condition possible. Other organizations I belong to: Track & Field I love to play basketball in my spare time Why you love tri delta: Tri Delta feels like home and my sisters are my best friends.

Kayla Nichols

Alumni Relations Chairman

As the Alumni Relations Chairman I focus on connecting with Alumni from the Delta Kappa Chapter as well as the Alumni Chapter in the Springfield area.

Blake Thomazin

Chapter Corespondent

As the Chapter Corespondent I am responsible for sending thank you letters, notes, and flowers to other chapters, organizations, or individuals from the Delta Kappa Chapter. I help maintain relationships with the other sororities, fraternities, and organizations on the Drury University campus.

Olivia Wheat

Risk Management Chairman

I maintain the risk. I make sure our chapter is safe at all times. Specifically our social events, I organize Sober Squad during our socials and dances, and arrange transportation to and from the venues.

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