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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S In this vein, Gamma Following the host chapter rou- Nu Chapter has been tine was a warm welcome by the Del- recognized campus- ta Dear Stroll Team. There were 10 wide and received the Delta Dears donned in red gloves and Indiana University Civic white pants. They were sassy chic as Engagement Award. they sashayed from side to side. The When asked how it feels crowd gave them a standing ovation. to have Delta’s work Four chapters participated in lauded both inside of the stroll competition, including: and outside of the So- Louisville Alumnae, Indianapolis Alu- rority, Soror Emily But- mnae, Gary Alumnae and Waukegan ler, fi Alumnae. Representatives from local rst vice president of Gamma Nu Chapter, National Pan-Hellenic Council organi- said: “We don’t look for zations served as judges for the com- recognition, we want to petition. make a difference.” Prizes were awarded to the top Other innovative three winners. programming recog- Midwest Regional Director Regina Harper addresses sorors • 1st Place Winner – Louisville nized at the luncheon during the 45th Midwest Regional Conference in Rosemont, Alumnae - $500 Ill. Also pictured: Midwest Regional Representative Leslye includes Xi Chapter’s Suarez. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE STOVALL • 2nd Place Winner – Waukegan “Know What Makes Alumnae - $250 Them Tick” presen- • 3rd Place Winner – Indianapolis Midwest Region tation which featured Max Siegel. Alumnae - $100 Siegel is the fi Greek Review rst African-American to graduate with honors from the Notre Dr. Adrienne Bratcher of Louis- Dame Law School and one of the only “Jokes & Strolls” ville Alumnae Chapter said, “As we African-American executives in NAS- prepared for the stroll competition, CAR. BY ZANETTE SANDERS we wanted to stroll to all types of On a campus struggling with re- music from hip-hop to the disco staff, Siegel shared with the Univer- TCompetition during the Midwest era.”Members of Louisville Alumnaehe Greek Revue "Jokes & Strolls" tention of black students, faculty and sity of Louisville how education and Regional Conference was held Chapter wore airbrushed t-shirts business acumen allowed him to es- on June 10, 2011. The evening was and incorporated old-school dance cape a challenging family background hosted by local comedian, Lil Rel, moves to Cheryl Lynn’s classic song and meager beginnings to rise to his from Chicago’s West Side. “Someone “Got To Be Real.” The crowd sang current position. else is watching our kids tonight,” he along. Soror Janessa Siegel of Xi Chap- said as the show opened, “so let’s Waukegan Alumnae Chapter so- ter advises that this program met the have a great time!” rors wore white shirts, red ties, red critical campus need of “retaining The Midwest Leadership Team pumps and sunglasses showcasing and maintaining black students” by performed the introductory stroll, much rhythm and energy. encouraging students to concentrate followed by the host chapters for Sorors from Indianapolis Alum- on the fruits that only can be har- the conference—Glen Ellyn Area nae Chapter exploded with rhythm vested through education. Alumnae, Mu Theta and Zeta Iota. and passion on stage, to the applause Throughout the sisterhood lunch- The host chapters wore sparkling of hundreds of fans. They wore trench eon, sorors of the Midwest Region lis- 45th Midwest Regional Conference t- coats, black leggings and red pumps. tened as many chapters, undergradu- shirts. Their energy and enthusiasm Soror Catrina Latten of Greater ate and graduate alike, were honored set the tone for the evening. Their Cleveland Alumnae Chapter enjoyed for doing as a true Delta ought—keep- strolls, choreographed to the beats the energy and creativity of the ing the charge of service. ▲ of the Black Eyed Peas, had everyone teams. “I adored the Delta Dears. The dancing in their seats, ready for the comedian was funny and I admired competition to begin. his clean humor,” she said. ▲ 39 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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