Monday, December 1, 2014

New Member, Amy Nuzzarello


Name: Amy Nuzzarello

Hometown: Wheaton, IL

Major: Psychology 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I love how welcoming everyone has been and the effort everyone is putting in to meet all the new members!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Mizzou Football!

Describe your dream job: In a perfect world I would do non profit work in Africa but right now the goal is to become a high school counselor 

Your greatest accomplishment: Spending my summer as a camp counselor at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp in Wisconsin! 


Most interesting fact about you: I can lick my own elbow

New Member, Juliana Kehoe



Name: Juliana Kehoe

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Major: Textile and Apparel Management

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): How welcoming everyone is!!! The huge hugs from people I've barely even met; the greetings I get as soon as I see a Pi Phi. All of it. I can't get over how quickly I have felt at home. 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: The pep and excitement during the games, and just being on the beautiful campus in general is what makes Mizzou amazing

Describe your dream job: I want to be a buyer. My dream job would be to work for a well-known company that carries international designer's lines so that I could travel out of the country to trade shows and choose the clothes and items that I want to go in the store.

Your greatest accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment is either when I raised over $1,100 dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or when my class and I raised over $30,000 for a family whose dad had just been diagnosed with ALS.

Most interesting fact about you: One of my three older brothers has flow sponsorship by a skateboarding company called 5boro that the rapper Lil Wayne was sponsored by until last year

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Member, Sarah Trott


Name: Sarah Trott

Hometown: San Diego, California

Major: Broadcast Journalism

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): The sisterhood of course! And our beautiful house in Greek Town

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Being able to experience the perfect college town: huge school spirit, Greek life, and football games!

Describe your dream job: A news anchor or political correspondent for NBC 

Your greatest accomplishment: Being selected as the Editor-in-Chief of my high school's newspaper and publishing it to 2,500+ students and the community


Most interesting fact about you: I'm also a Canadian citizen and have been to 11 different countries!

New Member, Shanna Grove


Name: Shanna Grove

Hometown: Lakewood, CO. 

Major: Broadcast Journalism

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Meeting friends that will last a lifetime!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: The awesome school spirit and support of the school and community. 

Describe your dream job: Hmmm… either working on the Today Show or SportsCenter. 

Your greatest accomplishment: I’d say getting a 4.4 cumulative GPA. 


Most interesting fact about you: I auditioned for “Alex” on Modern Family.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Member, Michaela Reinagel


Name: Michaela Reinagel

Hometown: O'Fallon (Saint Louis) MO

Major: Accounting / Business

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): all the amazing people.  my bid day mom is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met, and everyone works so hard to make you feel loved and included.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: All the spirit and tradition. I come from a high school of 150 kids that is 8 years old and coming to a college that is so established and loved just gives you a warm feeling. 

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be working for Disney.  It is my favorite place in the world and getting paid to go there every day would be amazing. 

Your greatest accomplishment: Kennedy Tiefenbrunn (a Pi Phi), Taylor Saale (a tri delt), and I organized a cooking class last year to raise money for a local charity, Almost Home.  Three teenage girls were able to make a profit of $1,635 for this organization and I am so so proud of all the hard work we did: from brainstorming ideas, to planning the event, to the execution. It was the first time I felt like I could actually make a difference in the world. 


Most interesting fact about you: I can speed read like nobody's business.

New Member, Kelly Sweeney


Name: Kelly Sweeney

Hometown: Leawood, KS

Major: Health professions undeclared

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I can see any Pi Phi out on campus and automatically be friends with them and talk to them

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Literally everything; going to mizzou was my dream ever since I was younger

Describe your dream job: I don’t really have anything in mind right now but ( I know this sounds lame) I wouldn’t mind being a stay at home mom in the future because I want 5 kids

Your greatest accomplishment: 6 state championships in high school


Most interesting fact about you: I have an irrational fear of the huge white wind turbines, they seriously freak me out

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Member, Laura Sharp


Name: Laura Sharp

Hometown: Columbia, MO

Major: Elementary Education 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): The feeling of being welcomed to something with such nice girls!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Looking forward to football games and being part of an amazing school!

Describe your dream job: 2nd grade teacher. 

Your greatest accomplishment: the first time I learned how to surf I stood up on my first wave and it was awesome 


Most interesting fact about you: I am British! My parents were born in England and my favorite animal is a penguin!

New Member, Sarah Sewald


Name: Sarah Sewald    

Hometown: Palm City, FL

Major: Communications 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): All of my amazing sisters and peeph lunch!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: How spirited everyone is here!

Describe your dream job: Being an Operations Manager at a large corporate company

Your greatest accomplishment: Graduating High school with my AA


Most interesting fact about you: I am half Brazilian and can speak portuguese

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Member, Allison Baker


Name: Allison Baker

Hometown: Columbia, MO

Major: Either Biology or Chemistry (I'm not sure which major yet, but I'm doing pre-med)

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): All of the active members have been so welcoming and they've made Pi Phi feel like my home already.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: The campus is gorgeous and everyone is so friendly!

Describe your dream job: My dream job is to be an OB-Gyn

Your greatest accomplishment: Winning a state championship in tennis


Most interesting fact about you: I move houses every 2 years

New Member, Kara Vitale



Name: Kara Vitale

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri    

Major: Journalism

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Everyone has been so welcoming and fun to be around 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: I love all the school spirit. It's cool to be apart of something so much bigger than yourself. 

Describe your dream job:
I would love to be a music journalist working for Rolling Stone or some other magazine. 

Your greatest accomplishment: Making the honor roll or high honors almost every semester in high school--one semester got away from me 

Most interesting fact about you: I have 3 mini donkeys and no one really knows why. I am also the youngest of 7 kids

Monday, November 10, 2014

New Member, Amanda Huhman


Name: Amanda Huhman

Hometown: Columbia, MO

Major: TAM (Textile and Apparel Management) minor in Journalism

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): The pi phi style, also everyone is so laid back and relaxed 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Tailgating/going to the games, and the greek life 

Describe your dream job: being a buyer for a big fashion brand, or working for a fashion magazine 

Your greatest accomplishment: I interned over the last 2 summers at Columbia Home Magazine, I helped with the photoshoots and got to work with their styling team. I  got a published article about a fashion makeover in the magazine


Most interesting fact about you: I have 2 horses, I grew up trail riding with my family and competing in horse shows

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Member, Janie Morrison


Name: Janie Morrison

Hometown: Lee's Summit, MO

Major: Pre-nursing

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Always feeling welcomed and loved!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Being surrounded by awesome people, being in the SEC, the involvement of everyone on campus, and of course free stuff!

Describe your dream job: The main goal is to get my nursing degree and find a job as a neo natal nurse in Florida! 

Your greatest accomplishment: I am most proud of organizing a bone marrow transplant registry last winter and registering 30 people to potentially donate. 


Most interesting fact about you: I can be left or right handed… :) Oh and I tried my first energy drink on bid day!

New Member, Alexandra Kerr


Name: Alexandra Kerr

Hometown: Moline, Illinois

Major: Business

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Everyone is so welcoming and I feel like I can approach anyone in the house whether we’ve met or not.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: There’s always something fun and exciting to do on campus!

Describe your dream job: I would absolutely love to be a “professional shopper.” They get paid by people to shop for specific outfits, handbags, etc.

Your greatest accomplishment: Going to state three years in a row for tennis.


Most interesting fact about you: I’m a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Professor of the Month, Jung Ha-Brookshire


Name: Jung Ha-Brookshire

Department: Textile and Apparel Management

Years at Mizzou: 7 and a half

Favorite part of being a Tiger: Getting to know all of the students personally and getting to watch them grow successfully


Best part of working with students: Building relationships not just at the school level, but also long-term after graduation and throughout life

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New Member, Haley Johson

Name: Haley Johnson

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Major: Business

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): The amazing people! Everyone is so sweet and outgoing. I can already tell that Pi Phi is made up of down to earth, tremendous girls. 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: It is great to be part of such a big school that has so much spirit and different opportunities to get involved in.

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be to be an owner of my own company. I am not exactly set on what I want to do, but I love art and would love to incorporate that in my job somehow. I would also like to be able to create my own work hours. 

Your greatest accomplishment: I set a goal my freshman year of high school to break 2:20 in the 800 meter run in track and I accomplished this my senior year.


Most interesting fact about you: I used to write with my left hand but in first grade switched to writing with my right. I still write with my right hand but do a lot of other things with my left.

New Member, Hannah Dudenhoeffer

Name: Hannah Dudenhoeffer

Hometown: Linn, MO

Major: Accounting/Business

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Meeting all the wonderful girls in Pi Phi

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Football games

Describe your dream job: Working at an accounting firm in St. Louis

Your greatest accomplishment: Performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Most interesting fact about you: I’m obsessed with shoes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Member, Mackenzie Lujin


Name: Mackenzie Lujin

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

Major: Journalism

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I love how close all of the girls are already, everyone is so welcoming and friendly! I love meeting all of the Pi Phi's!!!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Football Saturdays and Gumby's Pizza!

Describe your dream job: Magazine editor, or Today show anchor

Your greatest accomplishment: Mission trip to Honduras


Most interesting fact about you: I've been surfing in Hawaii!

New Member, Maddie Bowlin


Name: Maddie Bowlin

Hometown: Liberty, MO (right outside of Kansas City)

Major: Undeclared Business Major

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I am loving getting to know all of my sisters, and learning about the traditions within Pi Phi

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: I am so in love with football, so I am so excited for all of the football games, and tailgating with my sisters (:

Describe your dream job: I would love to work for the NFL in whatever way I can! Whether it’s finance or marketing, I want to be apart of the atmosphere of professional football

Your greatest accomplishment: Probably my grades in high school. As cheesy as that sounds, I worked really hard to take challenging classes and still get straight A’s. Mizzou has always been my dream, and I wanted to make sure I would be accepted.


Most interesting fact about you: I am an avid reader! Reading is such a huge part of my life, I read to escape if things are hard in  my life, or if I just need to relax! Which makes me so excited to get involved with our philanthropy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Professor of the Month, Niladri Syam


Name: Niladri Syam

What department you work in: Marketing


How long you've taught at Mizzou: Since this Fall (25 Aug 2014)

Favorite part of being of being a Mizzou Tiger: I get to be part of  wonderful family with a deeply established tradition.

Best part of working with college students: It is the most fun part of my job! I get a chance to learn what makes the younger generation  tick, and that allows me to adapt my teaching to help my students better prepare for the real world!

Homecoming 2014: Circus!









This year's Mizzou Homecoming theme was "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" We were very excited that our specific theme was circus! After working with our wonderful pairing, Farmhouse and Phi Delta Theta, we went above and beyond the expectations! We placed first in Blood, Merchandise, and House Decorations! Overall, we were awarded 5th place! We could not be more proud to be one of the top 5 pairings in this year's Homecoming. Special thanks to our Homecoming Liaisons, Committee Chairs, and our wonderful paring. 


Photo Credit: Alex Scimecca and Sheely Taylor.

New Member, Chaley Kirkpatrick

Name: Chaley Kirkpatrick
Hometown: O’Fallon, MO

Major: Political Science

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): How welcoming each and every girl is and how it instantly feels like home right when I walk in the door. 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Getting to meet such a diverse group of people and having the option to pursue any avenue that I want.

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be working in Washington, D.C. under a senator or another member of Congress.

Your greatest accomplishment: Becoming Senior Class President


Most interesting fact about you: I’ve snorkeled in the middle of the Caribbean Sea 

New Member, Madison Hummel


Name: Madison Hummel

Hometown: Leawood, KS

Major: Journalism-Undecided

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I love how every girl I talk to in Pi Phi is so sweet and genuine. Everyone always looks out for each other and has the best interest of her sisters, which I think is so special. 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: I love being a Mizzou tiger because the community here is so awesome. Everyone I meet is so different and each student brings something unique to the table while still upholding the "One Mizzou" principle. 

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be to be the next Ginger Zee on Good Morning America. Unfortunately my brain is not wired for the math and science aspects of meteorology, but a girl can dream. 

Your greatest accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment was my senior year I chaired an event at my high school called Storm Stomp which is a 3 on 3 basketball fundraiser to raise scholarship money for girls who are financially incapable but academically suitable to attend the school. My committee and I raised over 35,000 dollars which granted 6 young women scholarships to attend Notre Dame de Sion.


Most interesting fact about you: I met Beans from Even Stevens at a parade in Colorado when I was eleven.

New Member, Kennedy Tiefenbrunn


Name: Kennedy Tiefenbrunn

Hometown: Foristell, Missouri

Major: Athletic Training

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): My favorite thing about Pi Phi so far is being surrounded by a pledge class that is both outgoing and intelligent.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Going to the football games!

Describe your dream job: Working as a head Athletic Trainer at a division one school or being a physical therapist and working specifically with injured athletes.

Your greatest accomplishment: Hosting a fundraiser for an amazing organization called Almost Home and raising over $1,700.


Most interesting fact about you: I used to be a competitive gymnast!

New Member, Karra Kenndedy


Name: Karra Kennedy

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Major: Dietetics

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): being a part of it with two of my best friends 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: school pride & spirit (plus being better than KU)

Describe your dream job: Traveling and taking pictures for a living

Your greatest accomplishment: Making it on the academic all state team for high school soccer


Most interesting fact about you: I was voted best twitter in high school

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Member, Jenn Fabian


Name: Jenn Fabian

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Major: Journalism- Strategic Communication 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): I love being accepted into a community with inspirational, empowered women! 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: I am extremely excited to be apart of Mizzou's note worthy Journalism school. 

Describe your dream job: I aspire to be a creative developer in advertising. 

Your greatest accomplishment: I chaired the 2nd Annual MPower Fashion Show, benefitting a battered women's shelter, a cause I am extremely passionate towards. 


Most interesting fact about you: I have a twin brother, Jason, who also happens to be my best friend!

New Member, Shelby Mueller


Name: Shelby Mueller

Hometown: St. Peters MO

Major: Business Administration

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): getting to meet so many new girls that I’ll get to spend the next four years with.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: getting to personally experience all the Mizzou hype, fun, and traditions.

Describe your dream job: I would love to be able to have a job where I get to continue to be around the athletic scene. I’d like to have fun coworkers  so that I would enjoy my time at work, too.

Your greatest accomplishment: I was able to be a part of group of seniors that was recognized for completing extra service.


Most interesting fact about you: I was on the cover of a magazine in third grade and have had stitches twice in my forehead.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Member, Maddie Severino


Name: Maddie Severino

Hometown: Geneva, IL

Major: Finance

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Eating lunch at the house with my sisters!

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Tailgates and football games

Describe your dream job: Traveling around the world providing healthcare to people in need

Your greatest accomplishment: Successfully walking up nine flights of stairs in rollerblades


Most interesting fact about you: If I could only eat one kind of food for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Member, Kelsey Tate


Name: Kelsey Tate

Hometown: Lemont, IL

Major: Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy) 

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): How loving and accepting everyone in the house is. 

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Being a part of the school spirit, their is definitely a lot of it here at Mizzou! 

Describe your dream job: My dream job would be to open up my own Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic! 

Your greatest accomplishment: Winning the IHSA Cheerleading State championships 2 times!

Most interesting fact about you: I am a Mizzou Cheerleader!

New Member, Chloe Kenzy



Name: Chloe Kenzy

Hometown: Burke, South Dakota

Major: Pre-Journalism

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): My new friends

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: Because who doesn't want to be Mizzou Tiger?

Describe your dream job: Hanging out at 17 magazine and meeting famous people all day and having 6 puppies in my office at all times. 

Your greatest accomplishment: Being voted most inspirational and player of the year by my basketball team

Most interesting fact about you: I graduated with 15 kids in my class

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Member, Becca Weitzel


Name: Becca Weitzel

Hometown: Eureka, MO

Major: Psychology

What you love most about Pi Phi (so far): Getting to know all the sweet girls in my pledge class.

Best part about being a Mizzou Tiger: A winning football team and always having something fun to do! 

Describe your dream job: World Traveler and professional beach bum

Your greatest accomplishment: Winning my fifth grade class spelling bee (I’m a very accomplished person)


Most interesting fact about you: I’m a citizen of both the United States and Brazil
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