week of 3/4-3/8

Maddie Buck

California-native Maddie Buck is one of the most remarkable girls we know. A senior studying Occupational Therapy, Maddie has a huge heart for others. This girl is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone to meet others and make girls feel like they are right at home. Her welcoming, bubbly personality is one of the things that people notice about her when she walks in a room!

Maddie is involved in the organization Best Buddies at Auburn. She exudes joy when she gets to talk about special needs and how she wants to help advocate for these individuals. She has had the same buddy for the past three years. They love to go out to eat together and get their nails done. Buck has a passion for people with special needs and is described by those she encounters as one of the most caring girls.

“Everyone needs a friend like Maddie Buck,” said her roommate Hannah Singleton.

This fall, Maddie will be continuing her OT education at Boston University to fulfill her dream of being an occupational therapist. The effect she has had on our chapter has been one of multitudes, with her encouraging people to get involved with her passions. We know this easygoing, compassionate leader has the magnitude to affect many people in her lifetime!

“Maddie has a passion for people,” said Singleton.

week of 2/25-2/28

Robyn Whitaker

What a girl Robyn Whitaker has been these past four years in our chapter. This enthusiastic senior has been a leader nonetheless, showing her love for others in endless amounts of ways.

With a smile that could really make anyone’s bad day better, Robyn truly radiates joy and kindness to those she encounters. She leads through the Auburn University’s chapter of the International Justice Mission (IJM) as president, advocating for an end to human trafficking and slavery. Her passsion for this organization has been quite evident these past few years as Robyn has encouraged many members of the Gamma Delta chapter to join the fight with her.

“This is just one of the areas of her life where Robyn shines,” said senior Sarah Atkinson, one of Whitaker’s close friends.

This upcoming summer, Robyn is biking across the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego with an intiative called “Pedal the Pacific”, to raise money for The Refuge DMST, an aftercare facility for assisting those effected by human trafficking.

“She has an insane amount of commitment and is a fantastic leader…I’m so proud to call her my friend,” said Lily Niebur, a senior also involved in IJM with Robyn.

As Robyn continues to set inspiring examples for members of our chapter, we wish her the best of luck and can’t wait to see what she does in the future, because we know it will be remarkable!

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week of february 18-22

Katie Powers

Katie Powers is a one-of-a-kind member.  Serving on our 2018-2019 executive board, Katie serves as the Vice President of Philanthropy.  We are so excited to brag on her for her efforts during Week of Service.

Katie has gone above and beyond to create different opportunities for members to get involved in.  From volunteering at organizations like the Food Bank of East Alabama and BigHouse Foundation, to collecting items to donate to those organizations, we are amazed to say the least.

As she wrapped up this past successful week contributing to our community, she is already planning for our spring philanthropy event.  This will be the second annual Java Jam and we cannot wait to see what Katie is planning for our sorority and community.

   

 “I had no idea when I met Katie on bid day how much she would mean to me.  She is my best friend, my rock, my supporter and has the brightest personality,” said Savanah Kirchner of her friend.

           

The dedication and light that Katie brings to our chapter is unlike any other.  This “go-getter” wants to use her communications degree to attend law school and become an adoption attorney, demonstrating her heart and passion for others. Her aspirations and determination push us all as a chapter.

“Alpha Gam immediately made Auburn feel like a second home, even from being an out-of-state student,” said Powers.

Through Katie’s passion for service, leadership and selflessness many members are inspired by her day-to-day actions.  This girl is going far in the world and we are energized by her positive, servant-minded heart.

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