Friday, September 19, 2014

New Member, Maddie Stringfellow

Name: Maddie Stringfellow (String)

Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan/ Overland Park, KS

Major: Journalism - Strategic Communication

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Pi Phi makes Columbia, Missouri home. With our pledge class already bonding through our group chats, meetings, and lunch at the house, I feel like I truly have over 90 new best friends.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: The constant pride shown by everyone on campus. From Mizzou t-shirts, to tiger ears, everyone represents this school with spirit.

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be representing a large business by photographing their events all over the globe and leading their communications department. 

Your greatest accomplishment: Probably earning my internship at Kansas City Fashion Week and continuing to work with the PR Director and Director of Hair and Makeup during their events in the year following. 

Most interesting fact about you:
I have two different colored eyes!

New Member, Chrissy Moore

Name: Chrissy Moore

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Major: Business

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): #sisterhood, the girls are the nicest people I've met 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: The games (amirite ladies?)

Describe your dream job: Working in an underdeveloped or war-stricken area of the world as a lawyer putting away bad people. Also anything where I end up being friends with Beyoncé because I think we'd get along well.

Your greatest accomplishment: making it this far. But I guess a real one would  be going to Journalism State for news writing that was pretty cool.

Most interesting fact about you: I met Pope Benedict which was tight.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Member, Emily Lyons

Name: Emily Lyons

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Major: Health Sciences

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): All the nice, welcoming girls and new friends!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Great education and fun, beautiful campus!

Describe your dream job: Physical Therapist

Greatest Accomplishment: Receiving my goal ACT score after two tries

Most interesting fact about me: I like to knit 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Member, Hailey Robb

Name: Hailey Robb

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Major: Business

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): How genuinely kind and amazing all of my new sisters are 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: School sprit!  I love seeing black and gold everywhere and being a part of something everyone is so proud of

Describe your dream job: I am not too sure what I would like to do yet but I always thought it would be cool to be a flower delivery person, everyone loves getting flowers and seeing peoples faces light up and making their days better would be awesome! 

Your greatest accomplishment: Making my parents proud

Most interesting fact about you: I have never been out of the country

New Member, Claire Hayden

Name: Hayden Claire

Hometown: Brookfield, IL

Major: Animal Sciences 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Meeting so many awesome women that I 
get to call my sisters

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Attending the super fun football games

Describe your dream job: Doing research with wildlife animals 

Your greatest accomplishment: Being admitted to such a great school to work towards fulfilling my dreams

Most interesting fact about you: I do yoga everyday 

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Member, Hannah Van Cleave

Name: Hannah Van Cleave

Hometown: Saint Joseph, MO

Major: Business Administration

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): The friendships I've quickly built

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Always meeting new people

Describe your dream job: A Marketing Manager working with international companies

Your greatest accomplishment: Volunteering for Young Life in MN for a month during the summer

Most interesting fact about you: I can't touch my toes

New Member, Alex Tegeler

Name: Alex Tegeler

Hometown: Liberty, MO
Major: Biology/pre-med

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Already feeling like I have a home away from home. 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Having an excuse to wear black and gold whenever I want. 

Describe your dream job: Being a dermatologist and helping people their skin insecurities and issues. 

Your greatest accomplishment: Being named captain on my high school dance team and receiving first place in both our routines at state. 

Most interesting fact about you: I refuse to ride elevators.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Member, Taylor Washam

Name: Taylor Washam

Hometown:  Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis)

Major:  Elementary Education

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far):  Meeting all of my new sisters and being able to feel instantly loved and welcomed into my new home by all of the older girls! 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: All of the free food!

Describe your dream job:  Teaching a class full of sweet, cute kids!

Your biggest accomplishment:  My high school dance team went to Nationals in Florida and made it into finals.  We ended up doing really well and it was very exciting to see how our work had paid off!

Most interesting fact about you:  I love being involved in my church and I have caring heart for others! 

New Member, Elizabeth Schnieders

Name: Eli Schnieders

Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri 

Major: Broadcast Journalism 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): The encouragement, positive attitude, and diversity every single angel contributes. (In addition, I've kind of always wanted my own pair of wings.) 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Partaking in traditions, creating lifelong memories/friends, and experiencing the infamous Dobbs.  

Describe your dream job: Sideline reporting and traveling to various sporting events where I can "Smell the sweat."  From How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days  

Your greatest accomplishment: Dancing in the 2014 New York Macy's Day Parade. 

Most interesting fact about you: Buy me sushi and I'll be your best friend. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Member, Holly Hunt

Name: Holly Marklyn Hunt

Hometown: Southlake,TX

Major: Broadcast Journalism 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I love how welcoming and sweet everyone has been, everyone has taken the extra mile to help us get acclimated to Mizzou!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: The best part about being a Mizzou Tiger is being able to participate in the numerous long standing traditions. 

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be to host a morning show, basically be like Kathie Lee Gifford!

Your greatest accomplishment: Receiving the Mizzou Heritage Scholarship 

Most interesting fact about you: I moved my sophomore year of high school from Georgia to Texas

New Member, Ellie Hill

Name: Ellie Hill

Hometown: Kansas City, KS (technically Shawnee, KS)

Major: Textile and Apparel Management 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far):  My Instagram likage ratio has gone way up! But on a serious note, I love meeting all my sisters and thinking about how much fun we are gonna have the next 4 years!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Three letters: SEC

Describe your dream job: Either working in corporate of a clothing company, or maybe sometime starting my own company and it being the next big thing like Topshop, Free People, etc. Honestly anything that includes cute clothes while making some money sounds good to me! 

Your greatest accomplishment: Getting picked as Princess of The Day at Disney World when I was in second grade, my life was completed that day! And of course being a baby Pi Phi!

Most interesting fact about you: I never learned how to ride a bike or whistle!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Member, Harper Bryant

Name: Harper Ann Bryant

Hometown: Sikeston, MO

Major: Nutrition and Fitness

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I love being a part of the house even more today than I did on bid day. Which I didn't even think would be possible.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: That I get to continue the family tradition of being a tiger.

Describe your dream job: the editor for a health column in a fashion magazine.

Your greatest accomplishment: training for and then completing a half marathon.

Most interesting fact about you: I've never broken a bone.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New Member, Morgan Gammon

Name: Morgan Gammon

Hometown: St. Louis

Major: Accounting

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): meeting all my new pi phi sisters 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: always being surrounded by the most fun and welcoming people

Describe your dream job: the CFO of a company

Your greatest accomplishment: graduating high school with straight A's

Most interesting fact about you: I am obsessed with county music especially Rascal Flatts

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Member, Caroline Meinzenbach

Name: Caroline Meinzenbach

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

Major: Art

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): meeting new people

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: football season! And living on the prettiest campus in the country

Describe your dream job: getting to working with bands/artists to do promo or design merchandise 

Your greatest accomplishment: taught myself to play the guitar, piano and ukulele

Most interesting fact about you: Luke Hemmings followed me on twitter

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Member, Rachel Thoreson

Name: Rachel Thoreson

Hometown: Oswego, IL

Major: Nursing

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): All the amazing friends I'm continuing to meet

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Attending Mizzou of Course

Describe your dream job: Pediatric Oncologist

Your greatest accomplishment: Staying true to who I am

Most interesting fact about you: I'm extremely spontaneous and love trying new things

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Member, Katie Goodwin

Name: Kathleen (Katie) Goodwin

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Major: Undecided (like everything in my life)

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Sisterhood. I love how accepting and welcoming everyone is to me! 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Not being a KU fan. 

Describe your dream job: Teaching and empowering girls in war torn and developing countries. If all else fails, I want to work at the Parks and Recreations Department in Pawnee, IN. 

Your greatest accomplishment: Meeting Idina Menzel (Elsa from frozen). Also binge watching game of the thrones in under five days. 

Most interesting fact about you: I was  elected to be my high school mascot at my all girls catholic school. We were penguins and I wore a bright red bow tie...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stairway to Heaven: Bid Day 2014!

It's hard to believe that we have to wait 364 days until our next Bid Day celebration! This year's theme was Stairway to Heaven, where we went for a 70s rock concert feel. We had a live band on our front lawn, with classic glass Coca Cola bottles, and records hanging from the trees. But how could we forget the amazing 90 angels we received!! All of our hard recruitment work paid off as these amazing women are now apart of our chapter. We could not be a luckier group to receive such beautiful angels!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Spotlight: Katelyn Lunders

"This summer I was given the opportunity to work as an intern at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. Meredith is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. They also have many well-known national brands and multiple distribution platforms including print, television, online, mobile, tablets, and video. As a journalism major with an emphasis in magazine I am extremely fortunate to be working for several of Meredith's magazines this summer in their Crafts Group, including American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts and More, Quilt Sampler, and Make It Yourself. Through this internship I have gained experience with writing, copy editing, social media, and even some modeling for a couple of the magazines. One of my favorite responsibilities is controlling the Twitter accounts for American Patchwork & Quilting and Quilts and More. There are three tweets posted a day and I write them and then schedule when they will be posted. This internship has really helped me to see what my future will be like if I work for a magazine someday, and I now understand the process it takes to make and publish a magazine. Working for Meredith is easily the best job I have ever had and I cannot wait to find out where this experience will take me in the future."


Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Spotlight: Meredith Miller

"This summer I was lucky enough to be offered an internship in our nation's Capitol to work for the news outlet POLITICO. POLITICO is a web based news outlet that covers political stories and the ins and outs of DC. They have a normal website, a Pro website that offers more content, and a newspaper that is published 3 days out of the week. I was selected to work in the video and photo department for the summer because of my broadcast background. So far I have had the opportunity to cover stories like the House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, primary defeat, the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, multiple protests on immigration and transportation, and even the election of the new House Majority Leader and House Whip. I have already had several of my photos published in the newspaper and the website. DC is a power hungry city that is full of life and to live in the heart of it is really is a dream come true. Mizzou's journalism department helped find the journalism students housing on Capitol Hill. Living four blocks from the Capitol is something I never thought would happen to me. I work for POLITICO 4 days a week with varying hours and attend Mizzou seminars on Friday where we hear from several different people in the journalism business. Overall I will end the summer with 9 credit hours and a life time of experiences. I have even made some amazing friends along the way including some other Mizzou Greeks and made connections that will hopefully help me in the future. My pledge mom just moved to DC too so what else could I ask for in this summer! This summer has been full of professional experiences along with some DC fun, including all the touristy things you can think of. I thought waking up to see the Columns everyday was cool but just wait until its the Capitol, Washington Monument, and the White House, it is truly breathtaking!"


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Spotlight: Courtney Rayhill

"I was lucky enough to enjoy the experience of a lifetime for this past month of June. I was enrolled in a study abroad program to study the mediterranean diet and lifestyle as well as a sports nutrition class in Florence, Italy. Throughout our time in Italy, we were lead on several different day trips and excursions. The first Saturday we traveled to Modena, where we learned about balsamic vinegar production, and then to Parma, where we saw the process of making parmesan cheese and then toured a proscuitto facility (all with free samples included, obviously). The following day we traveled to Cinque Terre, or the five cities, where we hiked from town to town all while taking in the unimaginable views. The following week we traveled to an artisan pasta making shop, where we saw how this family run business takes wheat and produces many different types of pasta using traditional methods. It is truly impressive what a strong emphasis Italians place on going the extra mile and doing the extra work to produce quality products. Later in the week I was lucky enough to work with Chef Andrea Trapani, the chef of the Florentine soccer team, and we were instructed on how to properly prepare a typical game day meal for the athletes. Afterwards we were able to tour the National Soccer Museum and got a glimpse at their training facility, but unfortunately since the world cup was going on we didn’t get to see much more. That weekend was our next excursion, we took a day trip to Rome, to experience the historical city and admire the many breathtaking views and sites it has to offer. St. John’s Day (the patron Saint of Florence) was upon us and we took advantage of this holiday and ventured to Lucca, where we rented bikes and road along the top of the city’s walls. After a few hours, a few of us decided to hop on a train and go see Pisa, because honestly who doesn’t want some cheesy tourist pictures of them pushing on the leaning tower of Pisa? When we came back we were able to enjoy a nice dinner and then view the fireworks display over the Arno River. My time in Florence was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I’m already anxiously awaiting the day I will be able to return. Over the course of those short three weeks Florence became my home and changed me in many ways I never thought possible. My study abroad experience has enriched my life in more ways than one and I encourage any and everyone to travel and see as much of the world as they can."


Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Spotlight: Marisa Anz

{shown on the left with two campers}

"For the past six weeks, I have been working at Kanakuk summer camps. I was a counselor at K-1 for 12 year-old girls and had so much fun getting to know them and grow in faith. We did many activities like the blob, slip n slide, and rock wall! I also traveled to Wichita, Kansas and Fayetteville, Arkansas with Kampout through Kanakuk. We brought the Kanakuk experience to local churches to partner with them for the sake of the gospel. Throughout my time at Kanakuk, I learned more about God and what it means to serve and love others. The past six weeks of my life have been unforgettable. I am so thankful I got the opportunity to spread God's word this summer while working along side an incredible staff!"


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Updated Website

After months of renovations and updates, our website is ready to be relaunched with a new address and information! Our philanthropies, sisterhood and links have all been renewed and ready for exploration through our social media outlets. Take a peak and enjoy at:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Announcing our first ever Tumblr!

We are very excited to showcase our first ever Tumblr! We have been working hard to show what the women of Missouri Alpha represent. We hope you enjoy our page of pictures and adventures.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Farewell to our Seniors!

It was a celebration of 4 years as we said goodbye to our MO Alpha Senior Member Class 2010. The seniors all gathered together for one of their last times as students in Stotler Lounge on campus. The women were graced with some of their favorite foods like McDonald's hamburgers, Hot Box cookies and HyVee chicken strips. We reminisced  on their 4 years at Mizzou and as a sister in Pi Phi. We are so proud of our seniors and wish them all the best in the future.

Founder's Day

This past Monday, Pi Beta Phi celebrated 147 years of being chartered! Missouri Alpha could not be prouder of the progression and women nationwide today. We celebrated last Sunday at PeachTree Banquet center. Alumni and actives gathered with our guest speaker Kyle Schettler. Kyle was the former chapter president of MO Alpha and led us to receive the Balfour Cup. It was a lovely afternoon spent with sisters, treasuring our Founder's accomplishments, and looking forward to the years ahead.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Professor of the Month

Professor Anna Marie Romero is on the Radio and TV News Faculty, and she has been teaching at MU for 24 years. Romero is dedicated to her teaching and helps her students reach their full potential in the challenging journalism courses. "I love being a tiger because our campus has so much spirit and our student body is diverse and always striving to be one," Romero said. Romero enjoys seeing students get hooked on journalism, and she encourages them to success.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pi Phi for Life

Our chapter was recently blessed to have been contacted by a sister from the Indiana Epsilon chapter at Depauw University. Unfortunately, she is very ill and has asked women from the Missouri Alpha chapter to come visit with her over the next few weeks. Carley Hummel, Hailey Slater and Ann Molina made the trip across town for the first time to chat with our sister the Friday before spring break. "It was so special talking with her and sharing memories," Carley Hummel said. "It truly showed one of Pi Phi's main values, Pi Phi for Life." More women from our chapter will be going to see her over the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bigger and Better, BMOC

The women of Pi Phi hosted their annual philanthropy Big Man on Court this past Friday, March 7th, 2014. This year was bigger and better as 78 teams from 22 fraternities participated in the three-on-three man basketball tournament. Pi Phi raised $5,579 for their philanthropy Read > Lead > Achieve is nationally known as Pi Beta Phi's initiative. The men of Sigma Chi came out on top as their team received the title as the Big Men on Court.

A special thank you to all who participated! You are what made it the success it was.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Venture Out Retreat

The 2014 Executive Council had an eventful Sunday morning as Venture Out took over the Pi Phi basement for their retreat. From overcoming obstacle courses (blind) to trust falling, the new exec bonded and grew as a team to get ready for their upcoming year together. One of the hardest challenges they faced was carrying each other a mere 5 feet over the "acid river", in a game where only one team member could walk across at a time. With two teammates on her back, New Member Coordinator Beth Nelson is shown conquering this test, leading the team to victory. Chapter President Meredith Miller recalls during one of the challenges, "This will be the hardest part of my presidency."

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Meet the 2014 Executive Council!

Missouri Alpha is excited to announce our 2014 Executive Board! 

Chapter President: Meredith Miller
VP of Member Development: Claire Wright
VP of Fraternity Development: Nikki Kagan
VP of Finance: Kelsey Denker
VP of Membership: Carley Hummel
VP of Administration: Kit Nelson
VP of Communications: Ann Molina
VP of Philanthropy: Allison Watkins
VP of Event Planning: Katie Class
VP of Housing: Emily Sheehey
New Member Coordinator: Beth Nelson
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