Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners!
Chair of the Scholarship Selection Commitee, Dr. Karla Mugler (top right), proudly presented Scholarships to winners Ashley Lew (left), and Natalie Laky. Both young women are 2019 graduates of Highland Park High School. Ashley will be attending Emory University in Atlanta, to study Human Health. Natalie will attend Columbia University in NYC, to study Economics.
Chapter president Linda Grandolfo awarded Scholarships to Tanya Bhargava (lower left photo), Katelyn Dohler, and Ashley Lew (rt.). Tanya is from Vernon Hills IL and will attend Northwestern University. Katelyn, also from Vernon Hills, plans to attend Vanderbilt University. Shyama Bhatt and Adele Lee are two additional Scholarship winners. Shyama will graduate from Warren Township High School and will attend Wayne State University. Adele, from Stevenson High School, will be attending Harvard.
Ashley, Natalie, Tonya, Katelyn, Shyama, and Adele are our six graduating senior women who are deserving recipients of $1,000 scholarships awarded by the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association for the 2019-2010 academic year.
Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae is a Jeopardy Champion!
In November, Alex Damisch won three games on the popular TV show "Jeopardy," securing her status as a "Jeopardy" Champion. Alex, a data scientist, is a long-time participant in academic competitions. She was involved in quizbowl in Jr. High, as an undergrad at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and as a graduate student at DePaul. Currently, Alex keeps up her skills regularly playing trivia with her data scientist teammates in Logan Square. The team is appropriately named "She blinded me with data science."
Alex is a Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae from Northbrook, while her mother Patty Damisch, a Gamma Phi Beta, is on the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic board. Articles on Alex's experience and success can be found in the Nov. 29, Dec. 2, and Dec. 3 issues of the Chicago Tribune. Also, in the Logan Square neighborhood publication Block Club Chicago.
Volunteering at Bernie's Book Bank on Oct. 19 and 22
There were two sisterhood afternoons of sorting books in October, as we assisted the Bernie's Book Bank staff in preparing new and used children's books for distribution throughout Chicagoland.
CNSA Panhellenic President Linda Grandolfo (top rt; Alpha Omicron Pi) and Beth Kemp (center; Kappa Kappa Gamma) joined the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta on October 19. Then, on October 22, our Panhellenic women gave even more. Our chapter gathered to help process, sort, and organize quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. Volunteering has proven to be a rewarding opportunity for sorority sisters, friends, and family members, as we pitched in to give back. We enjoyed the teamwork and knowing our efforts were going towards such a worthy cause. Way to go, Panhellenic!
CNWSAP Stylin' for Scholars Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon 2019
The Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Panhellenic chapter held their annual scholarship luncheon benefit to raise funds for local area high school and collegiate sorority women, on Sunday, November 3. This year's theme was Stylin' for Scholars, showcasing fall fashions from White House Black Market, a themed basket raffle, silent auction, and luncheon. (lft. to rt.) Susan Hurley, Ann Marie Barry, and CNSAP president Linda Grandolfo, traveled to the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington IL, to attend the event. We like to help our sisters out!
May was ideal for 2019 graduating seniors and their parents to hear from a panel of collegiate sorority women about sorority life. Two Recruitment Information evenings were held: May 29th at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Center in Winnetka, and on May 30th at the First Presbyterian Church Social Hall in Libertyville IL.
Are sororities right for me? What is recruitment all about? Is there anything I need to do for recruitment? These questions were answered with further discussion, personal insights, and helpful guidance about the recruitment process. Our events are held every year in May and we look forward to welcoming next year's graduating students and theirs families. See our For the Collegiate section for more information.
New Governance Structure Announced for NPC
In October, 2018, during the National Panhellenic Conference annual meeting, the board of directors approved revised governing documents that allow for the development of a new organizational and governance structure designed to make the Conference more nimble and responsive to the most pressing challenges facing students, campus partners and the greater Panhellenic community.
CNSA Panhellenic Chapter Wins
Citation of Merit Award!
On August 1, 2018, in Indianapolis, The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest advocacy and support organizations for women, announced that 47 Alumnae Panhellenic Associations were recognized with the Citation of Merit Award for the 2017-2018 period. Our Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic was one of the 47 awarded out of 3,889 chapters! 52 Alumnae Panhellenic Associations were also recognized for Programming Excellence.
The NPC annually recognizes Alumnae Panhellenics for their outstanding achievements. Award nominations are based upon programming accomplishments, work to build positive relationships with College Panhellenics, efforts to promote the sorority experience, submission of the Alumnae Panhellenic annual report, and continued administration of the their Alumnae Panhellenic.
"Alumnae Panhellenic Associations play an important role in helping advance the sorority experience," said Frances Mitchelson, NPC Panhellenic chairman. "Their members inform sorority women of current trends, improve the Panhellenic image, and stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic involvement across generations. We are pleased to publicly recognize the chapters who exemplify the Panhellenic excellence every day."
The NPC is the umbrella organization for 26 national and international sororities. We did well!
About Our CNSA Panhellenic Members
Our membership draws from across the north suburbs of the Chicagoland area. We bring women of all ages and all member sororities together, working for the common goals of philanthropy and community service.
Our Delegates meet regularly at different locations to plan the next annual Scholarship Benefit, The Sorority Life informational gatherings, exchange ideas, socialize, and make other important decisions that will bring positve effects to our Chicago North Shore community.
Want to Become a Member?
We established this Association because we encourage all women to investigate what belonging to a sorority can mean to them. We are proud of our contributions and service to our communities, believing that being a sorority member has helped us become well-rounded, more considerate, and giving individuals.
There are members of all ages in our group who share our passion for volunteerism and philanthropy. We are always pleased to welcome new members who bring a breath of fresh air and new ideas to the group.
We do Recommendations!
Do you know a young women who is interested in going through sorority recruitment? We would be happy to provide a recommendation. You can learn more about our Association by following the links menu or contacting us. We will be happy to help you!