Greek leak February2014 In Memory of Drew O’Donoghue…………………. Upcoming Events…………………………………….. Welcome New Sorority Members!………............. SDFNKN\ Greek Couples……………………………………….. Meet the Presidents………………………………….. Chapter Events……………………………………….. 2 4 4 5 6 8 DREW’S LETTER Please remember Drew, his family and friends, and his brothers in Sigma Phi Epsilon in your prayers during this difficult time. With his friends’ and family’s approval, Drew’s last letter is included here in special memory. Saying Goodbye to a Friend It is something that you should never have to do. You can’t, you shouldn’t, you won’t. Nonetheless, there will be a moment thrust onto every relationship where we must close the book. The chapter of your life maybe a short one, or it may be the theme of your entire story. Either way, goodbyes are never easy. With every friendship, memories are plentiful. They make you laugh, they make you cry, but like a good dream, they represent only a moment in time. Memories are mile markers on the highway of life, but no matter how many you pass or how far you travel, they are every bit of a part of you as your skin and bones are. Nostalgia makes you want to go back and relive those times, but hope carries you on, whispering of the possibilities and treasures that lie ahead on the horizon. You know you have found a good friend when you look back on those memories and see the same face constantly come and go like how the sun rises and sets. A good friend not only shares the glory days with you. They offer so much more. They’re thoughtful and caring, wise and sharing. They share advice, success, heck they’ll even share their slice of pizza. Despite all the positives in life, there is nothing like a friend who knows how to share the pain and suffering, to take the weight off your shoulders. They make the good times great and the bad times bearable, and when all seems lost, when you have been cloaked in darkness and despair, a great friend is there to offer a shoulder to cry on, a hand of strength to carry you through the storm. But, again, how do you say good bye to that? We find saying goodbye so hard not because of the memories of past. We find saying farewell unbearable because of the future memories we won’t be able to make. God, I have had my fair share of memories that I am so thankful for. As much as I would like to go back to relive and cherish those moments, they give me hope that tomorrow will be a better day. We have so much more to live for. The reunions, the late night phone calls, the weddings, being called an uncle to your best friend’s kids, the backyard barbeques are all future memories to be made. All these good times to be had will be shared with those we love and cherish, a truly good friend. Friendship is something that transcends life. It’s a bond that can never be broken. A sense of brotherhood that carries on beyond our time on this earth. What if that friend that you had to say goodbye to was you? All those future memories become an absent dream, a reality that never materialized. They wash away like chalk on a driveway following a rain storm. It’s something you don’t expect, something you would never think would happen. You feel your invincibility fade away and dissipate, and as you reach that moment where you try to define your life, discover your place and meaning in this world, you are left with very little. Nothing material means anything to you. The only things that matter are the intangibles, the basics. All you are left with is friendship. No matter how many conversations you have with your good friend saying that everything will be alright, you see the boulder of pain and suffering taken from your shoulders in their eyes. In those moments, gratitude is an understatement. You go back to those memories and realize Drew had started this letter, intending to send it out to his friends and family. Although the letter is unfinished, we invite you to complete the last sentence and let Drew know what you realize from your memories with him. Greek leak February 2014 UPCOMING EVENTS Stacey’s Dove Campaign* Twister Tournament Alpha Gamma Delta Meg Jay Presentation* VSB-Week Badge Day* Greek Life Shamrock Cornhole Kappa Delta Dodge for a Dream Chi Omega, Sigma Chi 3/11 3/14 3/18 3/20 3/21 3/28 *Wildcat Point Event SORORITY PLEDGE CLASSES We are thrilled to welcome 377 new sorority members to Greek Life this semester! Spring Required Events for New Members Stacey’s Dove Campaign (March 11th) New Member Induction (April 4th) Bystander Presentation (Date TBD) Greek leak February 2014 GREEK COUPLES Connor Burke (ΣΦΕ) & Mackenzie Pabst (ΔΓ) How long have you guys been dating? 1 year How did you meet? Got set up for a date function What’s your favorite thing to do together? Watch the OC Scott Elmore (FIJI) & Isabella Canuso (ΑΦ) How long have you guys been dating? 1 year Where did you meet? Awkward Luau What’s your favorite thing to do together? Roller Skating Andrew Nellestein (ΣΧ) & Jackie Giovanniello (ΧΩ) How long have you guys been dating? 2 years Where did you meet? Baseball Function What’s your favorite thing to do together? Go to eat Tommy Rehnert (ΣΝ) & Megan Howe (ΑΧΩ) How long have you guys been dating? 1 year Where did you meet? The Spit What’s your favorite thing to do together? Hiking Greek leak February 2014 Anthony Stec (ΔΤΔ) MEET THE PRESIDENTS Mike Dolio (ΣΝ) Hometown- Maple Grove, MN Major- Finance Dream Job- Internship this summer - Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank Most Memorable Date- Getting upgraded to front-row tickets at a Coldplay Concert Freshman Dorm- McGuire Hometown- Springfield, PA Major - Finance Dream Job- Food Network Star Most Memorable Date- Dinner on the beach Freshmen Dorm- St. Monica Tyler Candee (ΛΧΑ) Heema Khedr (ΣΑΕ) Hometown- Syracuse, Ny Major- Finance, accounting, real estate Dream Job- Private Equity Most Memorable Date- Went to a Park Freshmen Dorm- Stanford Hometown- Westfield, NJ Major- Economics Minor- Communications, Spanish Dream Job- Entrepreneur Most Memorable Date- Tao in NYC Scott Elmore (FIJI) Hometown- Chicago, Il Major- Computer Engineering Dream job- PGA Golfer Most Memorable Date- Senior Prom Freshmen Dorm- Stanford Dominic Cifelli (ΒΘΠ) Hometown- Toms river, NJ Major- Physics Dream job - Experimental physicist Most memorable date - Skydiving Freshman dorm -Stanford Will Weinstock (ΦΣΚ) Hometown- Darien, CT Major- Economics Dream Job- Stay at home dad Most Memorable DateManayunk Devils Pool+Sushiland Freshmen Dorm- Maguire Jack Gavey (ΣΦΕ) Hometown- Fairfield, CT Major- chemical engineer Dream job- Ski bum Most memorable dateCounting shoulders while watching No Strings Attached Freshman dorm- Caughlin James Damato (ΣΧ) Hometown- Chatham, NJ Major- finance, International Business Dream Job- Ski patrol at Jackson Hole Most Memorable Date- Rachael Williams to Grabba Freshmen Dorm- Simpson Greek leak February 2014 Alison Sinicropi Hometown- Cold Spring Harbor, NY Major- Finance, International Business Dream Job- Being Beyonce. Most Memorable Date- Parasailing Freshman dorm- Caughlin Katie Brindly Hometown- Charleston, SC Major- Political Science & Economics Dream Job- Political Analyst Most Memorable DateCharleston's farmers market and art festival and then going to dinner at my favorite restaurant Freshman Dorm- St.Monica Madeline McCormick Hometown- Laytonsville, MD Major- Mechanical Engineering Dream job- a Mom Most memorable date- Not a memorable one to mention, step up your game boys Freshman dorm- Stanford Maggie Franzetti Hometown- Woodcliff Lake, NJ Major- Sociology Dream Job- Therapist Most memorable date- Dinner at R2L in Philly Freshman Dorm- Stanford Xenia Jarostchuk (ΑΦ) Hometown- Acton, MA Major- Accounting Minors- Finance, Russian Dream Job- Own a vineyard Most Memorable Date- ATV’ing on a farm Freshman Dorm- Stanford MEET THE PRESIDENTS Veronica Seidner (AXO) Hometown- Newport Beach, CA Major- Psychology Dream job- Elementary school teacher Most memorable date- Blink 182 concert for sure! Freshmen dorm- Stanford Nina Jafferjee (Tri Delt) Hometown- Weehawken, NJ Major- Marketing Dream Job- Working for the USOC (US Olympic Committee) Most Memorable Date- A summer weekday in NY. ferry ride across the Hudson, lunch in Central Park, and then a Yankees game Freshman dorm- St.Monica Andrea DiPaola (XO) Hometown- Hamilton Square, NJ Major- Chemical Engineering Dream Job- Good question Most memorable date- Spending the day at the beach Freshman dorm- Caughlin Angela Dewey (KD) Hometown: Little Egg Harbor, NJ Major: Psychology Dream Job: Photographer Most memorable date: On a first date with a guy, we stopped along the way to bail his friend out of jail...it was also our last date Freshman dorm: Katharine Greek leak February 2014 CHAPTER EVENTS Zilly Jam: Phi Sigma Kappa On Sunday, February 23rd from 6 to 8 pm in the Villanova Room, the brothers of Phi Sigma Kappa hosted "Zilly Jam 14". The benefit concert featured six talented Villanova student musical acts including Villanova's premier acapella groups: The Supernovas and The Spires. The event was open to the public and featured free food and exciting raffle prizes.100% of the proceeds are going to the Billy Zimmermann Scholarship. Hope everyone had a great time taking a break from studying and coming out for the fun! Twist Off: Alpha Gamma Delta Save the date for Alpha Gamma Delta’s first annual TWIST OFF! Get ready to relive your childhood in this giant Twister tournament! This year’s competition will be held on March 14th from 3-5pm in Alumni Gym. Entry fee is $50 for a team of four. All proceeds will go to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which supports Juvenile Diabetes Research. See you there! Red Dress Gala: Alpha Phi The sisters of Alpha Phi have been working hard and enjoying their philanthropy events for the Alpha Phi Foundation and Women's Heart Health. A few weeks ago, Alpha Phi hosted Heart Health Week on campus to educate their peers and faculty on the prevalence of heart disease in women and how they could protect themselves and their loved ones. On Friday, February 22, Alpha Phi sisters, along with their family and friends, celebrated heart health awareness and raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation at their Annual Red Dress Gala. This year, it was held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. The event was a black tie, red dress, fun-filled evening with dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Greek leak February 2014 CHAPTER EVENTS Dodge for a Dream: Chi Omega & Sigma Chi Chi Omega and Sigma Chi are teaming up to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! They will be hosting Wish Week beginning Monday, March 24th with a variety of fundraisers that culminates with Dodge for a Dream on Friday, March 28th. The dodgeball tournament will begin at 4pm in the St. Mary's gym. The ladies of Chi Omega and the men of Sigma Chi would like to invite Greek life and the Villanova community as a whole to come out, have a good time, and support Make-A-Wish! Service at the Monastery: Delta Gamma Over the past few weeks, DGs have taken part in service activities including one of their favorites: spending time at the monastery. Each week, Delta Gamma goes to the monastery to share a few laughs with the priests who reside there. It is a great way to connect with the foundation of our university and also helps destress after a long day of class. Katie Tadley, a DG sophomore, shared: “It’s unbelievable how much you learn in just a short amount of time that is spent there. It is such an incredible experience and can lead to some great friendships.” DG cannot wait to continue spending time at the monastery and encourages anyone who has a moment to stop by! Andrew’s Army: Sigma Phi Epislon and Tri Delta February 17-19th, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Tri Delta raised money for Andrew's Army by selling wristbands and having a bake sale at the entrance of Bartley Hall. The event was especially important and close to our hearts as it is the first event on campus since our brother, junior Andrew Accardi, passed away. On the morning of October 31, 2013, Andrew Accardi sadly passed away at the age of 20 after a 15year battle with Neuroblastoma, a common pediatric cancer. His strength and courage when faced with a life-threatening illness inspired his friends and family to help him form Andrew’s Army in 2007, a charitable organization that has raised over $350,000 for pediatric cancer research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Greek leak February 2014 CHAPTER EVENTS Shamrock Cornhole: Kappa Delta On March 21st, 2014, Kappa Delta is hosting its annual Shamrock philanthropy event on campus! All the proceeds will go towards the Pennsylvania Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and it is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The Villanova student body gathers in the Quad to hang out, eat free food, listen to music, and watch as teams of students compete in a giant cornhole tournament. Last year’s Shamrock was a major success and Kappa Delta is so excited to once again engage the Villanova community in raising awareness and support for preventing child abuse NOVAdance NOVAdance is the newest and most exciting philanthropy event to hit Villanova’s campus. The NOVAdance team and The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation are proud to announce the First Annual NOVAdance, aiming to fulfill Villanova’s charitable mission to ignite change in our world by raising awareness for children’s cancer throughout the nation. NOVAdance is a 10hour dance marathon, dedicated to raising funds to battle children’s cancer. It will be held Saturday April 26, 2014 to Sunday April 27th. The event will consist of games, contests, guest speakers, performers, and, of course, dancing. We will dance for those who can’t. Questions? Want to Get Involved? Contact Event Director Mike Dolio or your Philanthropy Chair.
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