A Giving Challenge

posted Apr 3, 2015, 5:41 AM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 6:25 AM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

Exciting news! In the spirit of sisterhood, an anonymous Delta Gamma sister has proposed a challenge! She will match your gifts up to $20,000 to the Campaign for 2300! This amazing challenge was inspired by the recent Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Eta Kappa house.

Based on the wonderful success of and building on the momentum of Founders Day and the Ground Breaking for the chapter house, any NEW or INCREASED gift dated March 20 through December 31, 2015 will count toward the $20,000 matching challenge. 

If you want more information on how you can partner up to really make a difference, contact Liz McFarland at the NCSU Foundation: eamcfarl@ncsu.edu. If you haven't been able to donate yet - this is the time to get on board! 

You can also donate online and have it count toward this amazing challenge.  

Please visit www.giving.ncsu.edu and follow the instructions below:

1. Click GIVE NOW button
2. Select "Greek Village Redevelopment" from the Other Initiatives listed in the drop down menu
3. Complete the online form as prompted
4. Enter 1873 in the "In Honor Of" box

2300 Greek Village Drive -- Here We Come!

posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:35 AM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 6:38 AM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

We are so elated to have finally broken ground for our new home, this past Saturday, March 22, 2015, following a lovely Founders Day Celebration with the Beta Theta Chapter (Duke) and many local DG alumnae! We couldn't be more grateful and appreciative of Eta Kappa's amazing House Corporation and everyone who has worked so hard to make this possible! Construction is set to begin soon and the House will be move-in ready by the Fall of 2016. Good things are coming, sisters, good things are coming! 

Eta Kappa collegians looking stunning for Founders Day. 

Get ready for the breaking of the ground at 2300 Greek Village Drive

We've done it! Congratulations Eta Kappa! 

To see more ground breaking photos, please visit: http://photos.pass.us/dgetakappa/
The photos were taken by very talented Eta Kappa Alumna, Megan Kerns. Please consider Megan's Photography business if you have any upcoming photography needs: http://mkerns415.wix.com/mkphotography

2015 is going to be a busy year! We're building a home!

posted Jan 2, 2015, 4:56 PM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 4:56 PM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

We have hit a HUGE milestone in the journey to A Home of Our Own! We have secured financing for the new Eta Kappa Chapter house in NCSU's Greek Village! Nancy Gray Schoonmaker, Eta Kappa HC President, signed and submitted a construction/term loan commitment letter to Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) on December 31, 2014. 

We hope you will be able to join us for the Ground Breaking Ceremony on March 22, 2015.

The total cost of the project will be about $5 million. NCSU's Delta Gammas will move into their new home in the Fall of 2016. Please be a part of making it happen! 

Homecoming 2014

posted Nov 11, 2014, 1:21 PM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 1:22 PM ]

Greek Life Awards - Eta Kappa Wins Big!

posted Oct 21, 2014, 6:27 PM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Feb 1, 2015, 10:55 AM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

On Monday, October 20, the ladies of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Gamma were very pleased to accept numerous awards at the North Carolina State University Greek Life Awards Night.

Seven Eta Kappa sisters were accepted into the Order of Omega Honor Society. Pictured left to right Selena Amatya, Morgan Martin, Catherine Dale, Lindsay Clouse, and Grace Forster (not pictured: Jen Armour and Natalie Andrews). We are so proud of you ladies!

Delta Gamma was a top finalist for Council Involvement, Leadership Training, and Risk Management. Additionally, they qualified as a Sopher Chapter. Overall, they exceeded in excellence in all 10 aspects of the Standards Program and were one of four chapters to have 100% in Standards. 

With all of these accolades, the Eta Kappa Chapter was selected as the Outstanding Sorority of the Year at North Carolina State University. This prestigious award is awarded to only one chapter out of all of the sororities, on all of the councils, at NCSU. Way to go Delta Gamma! 

Eta Kappa DOES GOOD at Anchor Splash!

posted Oct 21, 2014, 5:58 PM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 12:15 PM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

On October 19th, the Eta Kappa Chapter hosted their annual Anchor Splash competition. The philanthropy event was a huge success! 

Several days prior to the Anchor Splash competition, the chapter hosted an Anchor Man competition. Sigma Nu, Tripp Combs, was crowned the 2014 Delta Gamma Anchor Man.  

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in this year's competition! 

The winner of the Most Beautiful Eyes Competition was Sigma Nu, raising over $400.

Pi Beta Phi was the winner in the Sorority division; and Farm House brought home first place for the Fraternities. 

Well done teams and well done Eta Kappa!

Bid Day Fall 2014

posted Sep 11, 2014, 10:19 AM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker   [ updated Feb 1, 2015, 10:57 AM ]

Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Gamma welcomed 55 lovely new members, including five legacies, on September 10. This brings chapter size to 166!

Special thanks to recruitment adviser Kara Eller Bertoncino, Delta Rho-Virginia Tech, ATC Gretchen Nadler Clifton, Gamma Zeta-LSU, and everyone who supported the chapter during recruitment. 

Formal Recruitment is Underway!

posted Sep 9, 2014, 6:07 PM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 6:07 PM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

The ladies of Eta Kappa are shining this week as they are in the middle of formal recruitment. Formal Recruitment is an exciting, and exhausting time, but we know the sisters are looking forward to expanding the chapter with the addition of some fabulous new women! 
Bids will be extended on Wednesday, September 10th and the chapter will celebrate with fun Bid Day Festivities as they get to know the newest Delta Gamma sisters at NC State. These lucky women will get to see first hand the building of the new amazing Delta Gamma house and will be amongst the first DGs at NCSU to live in it. What an exciting time!

Ready to Welcome New Members

posted Aug 20, 2014, 4:27 AM by Carolyn Bookholt   [ updated Aug 21, 2014, 6:47 AM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker ]

Eta Kappa Chapter moved back into their current house at NC State on Sunday, August 10. They were welcomed by House Corporation's House Management chair Barbara Boettcher Myers, Beta Xi-Michigan, vice president Lindsay Burns, Eta Kappa-NC State, and president Nancy Gray Schoonmaker, Gamma Phi-Arizona State. 

Ensuring that move-in went smoothly was our new Chapter Resident Adviser (CRA) Ellen Milroy. Ellen is a newly-minted Registered Nurse who is starting her graduate studies in college administration. 

A goodie bag from our Raleigh/Chapel Hill Alumnae Association awaited each member in her room. 

A few days later the chapter's recruitment adviser, Kara Eller Bertoncino, Delta Rho-Virginia Tech, shared this photo of the chapter getting ready to greet potential new members in Fall 2014 recruitment. Recruitment starts September 5.

Special thanks to Barbara and Dick Myers; HC Landscape Committee chair (and Eta Kappa Chapter charter member) Amy Young Morrison, and her dad, Ed Degler; Helen Anthony, Eta Kappa-NC State; Maureen McCulloh Hollmeyer, Gamma Rho-Wittenberg; Nancy and Dave Schoonmaker; and the men of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity for their hard work sprucing up the house and yard before move-in day. 

Delta Gamma Convention 2014

posted Jul 12, 2014, 12:20 PM by Nancy Gray Schoonmaker   [ updated Jul 12, 2014, 12:30 PM ]

Convention 2014 was held at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The theme was Hope Rising.
  • Eta Kappa Chapter was honored for Excellence in Recruitment Innovation in Region 2 and received the Patricia Peterson Danielson Award (PPD) for meeting all of the Fraternity's standards of excellence in chapter operations and activities.
  • Gretchen Clifton was recognized as the Region 2 Most Outstanding Adviser.
  • The Raleigh/Cary Alumnae Association was one of five finalists for the Premier Alumnae Association Award. (Oxford, MS was the winner.) The Premier Alumnae Association Award recognizes overall excellence during the current biennium for associations that exemplify the living applications of the Delta Gamma Philosophy. Congratulations to Association president (and Eta Kappa Chapter alumna) Lauren Hilgers Pritchett!

Chapter president Taylor Presley and

Advisory Team Chairman Gretchen Clifton
at the Arizona Biltmore

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