Xi of the Week- Carson Tharp

Year in school: Junior
Age: 20
From: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Initiated: Fall 2010
Major: Art
Things she Likes: Art, fashion, friends, fun!
Favorite TV Show: Gossip Girl
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter!
Favorite Books:  Harry Potter…again.
Favorite Music: I love all music except not so much r&b and gospel and hardcore
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  I love the friendships I’ve made and the awesome girls that I get to call my sisters
Interesting Fact: I’ve been modeling in miami since I was 15


Xis of the Week- Taylor Stewart & Amber Briggs

Taylor Stewart

Year in school: Senior
Age: 21
From: Orlando, FL
Initiated: Fall 2009
Major: Communications & multimedia journalism with a minor in sociology
Things she Likes: FAU, puppies, cupcakes, J Crew, teddy bears, axid, outlet malls, sweets & The Orlando Magic
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars, Castle, Greys Anatomy, Friends, Call of the Wild Man && i’ll never admit it but Keeping up with the Kardashians 
Favorite Movie: So hard to pick just one movie…Pearl Harbor, Mrs. Doubtfire, Home Alone 1&2, The Town She’s the Man and any Disney movie from the 90’s!!!! 
Favorite Books: Anything Nicholas Sparks….lame I know
Favorite Music: Any country or hip hop! Drake  
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  My favorite part of Alpha Xi Delta is the relationships I have made that will continue way beyond my college years and being apart of an organization that has one of the longest historys at Fau 
Interesting Fact: I’m a lefty!!!

Amber Briggs

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Nursing
Things she Likes: Glitter, four wheeling, dancing, seahorses, rapping, Bacon, back scratches, Nicki Minaj, bubble wrap.
Favorite TV Show: Keeping up with the Kardashians & Spongebob
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans, Selena, 21 Jump Street, and Titanic
Favorite Books: Wuthering Heights, Redeeming Love
Favorite Music:  I love everything, but mostly Rap
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  The love that we all have for each other, and how comfortable we all are with one another.
Interesting Fact:  I don’t like sweets, I can pretty much quote entire scenes from any movie (along with their voices/accents), I can hotwire a car. 

Xis of the Week- Meghan Brown & Brooke Johnson

Meghan Brown

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 18 till August 😦
From: Orlando, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Pre-Business
Things she Likes: Clothes and food.
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family and Friends.
Favorite Movie: Pretty Woman
Favorite Books: Basically all Ellen Hopkins books.
Favorite Music: rap (I like to think i’m ghetto/chonga), country obvs, and I loooove oldies
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  Our reputation and high standards we hold because not just anyone can be an AXiD.

Brooke Johnson

Year in school: Junior
Age: 20
From: Jupiter, FL
Initiated: Fall 2010
Major: Communications
Things she Likes: Sunglasses
Favorite TV Show: Orange County Housewives
Favorite Books: The 5 Love Languages( soo interesting)
Favorite Music:  Country
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  Every woman in AXiD is unique but when it comes down to it, we have the same values!
Interesting Fact: I cant get enough of peanut m&ms!! 

Xis of the Week- Allie Sautter & Megan Godwin

Allie Sautter

Year in school: Junior
Age: 20
From: Orlando, FL
Initiated: Fall 2010
Major: Communications and Hospitality
Things she Likes: In my spare time I love to go horseback riding, and when I’m not doing that I’m usually at the mall!
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family and Saturday Night Live, you’ll see me on there one day! 
Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid
Favorite Books: I just finished Bergdorf Blondes, such a good summer read! 
Favorite Music: Lil Wayne is my absolute favorite! I saw him in concert and fell in love! 
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  There are way too many on my list but my absolute favorite part about being in this sisterhood is that it’s taught me so much about being a leader and responsibility! 
Interesting Fact: My Mom was an Alpha Xi at Auburn!

Megan Godwin

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: Jacksonville, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: English
Things she Likes: I love having fun as clique as it sounds. Recently giving life more thought; I have a mental bucket list of all sorts of amusing experiences to check off.
Favorite TV Show: One Tree HIll forever will be my all time favorite
Favorite Movie: Titanic…I am a hopeless romantic
Favorite Books: The Hunger Games
Favorite Music:  Maroon 5!!!!
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  My favorite part about Alpha Xi Delta is the same reason I decided to join….SISTERHOOD! Each and every girl holds a special place in my heart, and I am truly glad to have such an amaxing support group. 
Interesting Fact:   I sometimes indulge in pickles and chips…salty and delicious 

Xi’s of the Week- Natalie Rich & Camille Ross

Natalie Rich

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: Tampa, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Communications and Multimedia Journalism
Things she Likes: I am obsessed with PUGS!!! Dance, bows, and of course AXiD !
Favorite TV Show: Dance Mom’s
Favorite Movie: Mean Girls
Favorite Books: Hunger Games
Favorite Music: COUNTRY
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  My favorite part about AXiD would have to be my amazing sisters and the positive influence they have had in my life over the past year.
Interesting Fact: I’m obsessed with food! I love every single type of food! I will literally eat anything that is put in front of me 

Camille Ross

Year in school: Senior
Age: 21
From: Wellington, FL
Initiated: Fall 2010
Major: Neuroscience with a minor in Political Science
Things she Likes: I love crafting, cooking, and playing with my puggle Penelope 
Favorite TV Show: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, New Girl, and Adventure Time
Favorite Movie: The Life Aquatic or any other Wes Anderson film
Favorite Books:  Classics like Catcher in the Rye and Steinbeck and then nerdy books like Outliers and Freakonomics 
Favorite Music:  My taste in music ranges from indie to dubstep
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  I rushed as a sophomore and ever since joining my college experience has completely changed. I’ve met so many people who have changed my life for the better and shown me that there are so many ways to get involved on and around campus. I don’t know where I’d be without these ladies constantly motivating me to do and be my best.
Interesting Fact:  I have studied ballet for 17 years.

Camille (right) and her little, Alyssa Newbeck (left).

Xi’s of the Week- Natasha Fornarotto & Jamie Kalivoda

Natasha Fornarotto

Year in school: Senior
Age: 22
From: New Jersey
Initiated: Fall 2009
Major: Double major in Marketing & Management
Things she Likes: Food, rollerblading, and the beach
Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Movie: Lord of War
Favorite Books: Harry Potter
Favorite Music: Everythinggg except country
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  To be completely honest, the relationships that I have built and how it has changed me as a women. It sounds so cliche but its 100% how I feel. I am a better woman today because of Alpha Xi Delta.
Interesting Fact: I actually love the smell of gasoline and loveee playing football!

Jamie Kalivoda

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: Clearwater, FL
Initiated: Fall 2010
Major: Communications
Things she Likes: I love to go on the boat, be with my family and hang out with my sisters and close friends!
Favorite TV Show: Workaholics
Favorite Books:  The Hunger Games
Favorite Music:  love all kinda of music, anything that makes me happy 
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  Knowing
I can count on all my sisters to be there for me at all times and the relationships you build with people in it. 

Interesting Fact:  I have been to 6 different countries!

Xi’s of the Week- Erin Flaherty & Katie Clarkson

Erin Flaherty

Year in school: Senior
Age: 20
From: Deerfield Beach, right next to Boca 🙂
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Hospitality
Things she Likes: Anything that has to do with bows, and food.
Favorite TV Show: The Real Housewives, any of them!
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite Books: I don’t really read.
Favorite Music: COUNTRY, COUNTRY, COUNTRY…Luke Bryan ❤
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  The new friends I have made! Transferring from another university after 2 years is not easy but Alpha Xi Delta definitely made it the best last 2 years!

Katie Clarkson

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: Orlando, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: English
Things she Likes: I like to dance, go to the beach, and hangout with all my amaxing sisters!
Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy.
Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember
Favorite Books:  The Hunger Games Series
Favorite Music: I love all music!
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  The friendships I have made and knowing that I have a strong support system away from home. AXiD has presented me with the opportunity to realize my potential and become an independent, strong woman.
Interesting Fact:  I am an only child!

Xi of the Week- Cassie Smith

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 18
From: Born in South Dakota, but currently live in New Port Richey, Florida
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Nursing
Things she Likes: Just hanging out with my family, friends, and sisters and trying to make people laugh.
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Movie: I am a huge movie buff so I just can’t choose one, I would have to say PS I Love You, Time Travelers Wife, and Bridesmaids.
Favorite Books:  I’m not going to lie, I’m not a huge reader, but I do enjoy magazines
Favorite Music: I listen to all genres, it depends on what mood I am in.
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  My favorite part of AXiD are the never ending memories, support, and love I receive from my sisters. Knowing that a sister is there literally 24/7 is so comforting. I also love being my mother’s legacy, being able to follow in her footsteps and share something so meaningful in our lives provides us with not only a mother- daughter bond, but a sisterly bond as well. And as if my shopaholic problems weren’t already bad… I can’t get enough of my sewn letters and t-shirts!
Interesting Fact: I can do lots of voice impersonations and I love to make people laugh and smile.

Recovered Treasures.

As a few sisters took advantage of free time granted during the weeks of summer vacation they took the task of cleaning out the good ‘ole sorority storage unit. As things have been stored throughout the years and pushed further and further into every possible nook and cranny, many treasures still remained. After going through numerous boxes and oo-ing and ah-ing over this award from 2007 or that picture from 1994, but one thing rang true to our hearts. 

This gem, the Theta Iota Chapter installation letter, was recovered and left us nearly in tears. It is amazing to believe that 23 years ago this amazing sorority opened its arms and joined the FAU campus. This letter serves as a beautiful reminder of how our strong sisterhood has endured the ebbs and flows of the sorority life experience.

Let us remember those who have come before us in this chapter and their hard work and dedication, thanking them for where we stand now. The bonds of sisterhood last forever and this simple, yet amazing, letter reminds us of that for August 24, 1991 will forever be a cherished day for the past, present, and future members of the Theta Iota chapter of Alpha Xi Delta.

TFJ Sister. Always and Forever.