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Meet our Historian

Libby DeVine

Hi, I'm Libby!  I am currently a Junior pursuing a B.A. in Editing, Writing, and Media with a minor in Communications. I am so excited to serve the Gamma chapter of Chi Omega as the 2018 Historian! 

Spring 2018

The beginning of spring semester has been an extremely special one. With each passing day, we fall more and more in love with our chapter, the experiences, and opportunities we are being given, and the amazing women who are becoming our forever friends. Here’s a glimpse into the first few weeks of spring semester at the Gamma chapter of Chi Omega:

        At the beginning of January, we proudly initiated our outstanding PC ’17. Initiation is something that never fails to leave us with a deeper appreciation and love for our ritual and refresh in our minds with what it means to authentically live the Chi Omega Symphony. We hold an initiation brunch every year after initiating new members into our sisterhood, and it’s something that we all look forward to. We spend the morning celebrating with our sisters, enjoying brunch together, and reminiscing about memories of the previous semester.

 

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Chi Omega nationally supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and on February 19, 2018, Chi Omega at Florida State University hosted our fourth annual “Chi Omega Creole Cookout.” Every year, this event gives us the opportunity to bring the Florida State community together for a night like no other. Our Spring Philanthropy Chair (Sarah Merriman, PC ’16) went above and beyond to make this year’s event the most magnificent yet. Sarah’s passion for our philanthropy and her love for our chapter shined through her actions and all of the hard work that she put into this incredible night. We were so honored to be able to hold this year’s event at the home of the President of Florida State University, President Thrasher. Everyone enjoyed New Orleans style food and danced the night away to live music, all the while raising money for a cause that we whole-heartedly care for.

Each semester we are fortunate enough to enjoy multiple sisterhood events that serve to bring us closer not only as a chapter but in our individual friendships with one another. Our sisterhood speaks for itself, and I will always be in awe of how lucky we are to be a part of it. Every single woman in our chapter has such a unique personality, and when we all come together, it is such an overwhelmingly special feeling. We build each other up on our worst and best days, and we genuinely love each other. Our Sisterhood Chair (Ashley Jordan, PC ’16) planned our first sisterhood event of the year, “Girl’s Night In.” Ashley pours her heart and soul into everything that she does, and she planned an unforgettable night for all of us. We came together at the house, blankets, and pillows in hand, and enjoyed a movie night with all of our favorite people. In the midst of all of the stresses that we endure in our college days, these types of events remind us that we have each other to get us through it and that at the end of the day, Chi Omega is home.

This semester has already proven to be an extraordinary one, and it’s only the beginning. We are so excited for the rest of the year and all of the memories that we’ll be making along the way!

In the past few weeks of spring semester here at Gamma, we’ve enjoyed countless memories with our sisters. In the midst of mid-terms, finals, and everything in between, we were so lucky to have had these opportunities to step back from the obligations of our everyday lives and focus on building our friendships and growing with each other in sisterhood.

On Friday April 6th, 2018, we hosted our annual White Carnation formal. This event is so special to us. We come together year after year to celebrate the initiation of our newest pledge class. It’s a night full of dancing, laughing, and spending quality time with the women that mean the most to us. Our social chair (Catherine Knetsch, PC ’15) planned and carried out an unforgettable night for our entire chapter.

On April 5th, 2018, Chi Omega turned 123 years old!! We celebrated our Founder’s Day at our annual Eleusinian banquet, where we had the privilege of dining with local alumnae and listening to valuable advice from our guest speakers. At the conclusion of the banquet, our graduating sisters were officially recognized as alumnae of Chi Omega.

Earlier in the year, our sisterhood chair (Ashley Jordan, PC ’16) surprised us with the most amazing news: we were going to Disney! Sisterhood retreats are always treasured by all of us, but this one in particular was absolutely magical. As you can imagine, the day was filled with yummy treats, character parades, thrilling rides, and of course: Mickey! From getting on the bus at 5 a.m. to arriving back in Tallahassee a little after midnight, we cherished every minute of it.

Although we’re going to miss our sisters over the summer, we can’t wait to be reunited in the fall to welcome PC ’18 into our sisterhood!