On September 28th, 2016 the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Maine hosted the annual Just for Kicks, dodgeball tournament to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation. After a fierce competition, University of Maine's Pi Kappa Phi defended their title as champions. 30 sisters, more than 50% of the chapter, either played in the tournament or came to cheer on their sisters. The event raised over $250 and awareness for Starkey.
Alpha Upsilon, University of Maine
About Alpha Upsilon Chapter
Alpha Upsilon was founded on November 8, 1924 at University of Maine in Orono, ME. We've been around 94 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 1. We currently have a total of 35 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 2.98! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 763 service hours and $55.00!
As a Delta Zeta, Sarah Wainer is living truly in her life and doing amazing things.
The nursing major joined the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Maine in the Fall of 2013. "I decided to join a sorority as a freshman like many other women do," said Sarah, "to find lifelong friends, become involved, and become a part of my campus community. I got everything I wanted and more! My sisters have pushed me to be the leader I am today since I became a new member of this organization.
"I have been supported in every step of my college career, whether it be through receiving a text to do well on an exam or my roommate (who is also one of my sisters) encouraging me to be President of our chapter. My sisters see potential in me that I didn't see myself. I learned how to give graciously and how to fight for what I believe in. I am so lucky to meet and become close to so many amazing and inspiring women that I know call my sisters.
"Besides being very passionate about Delta Zeta's causes for speech and hearing and The Painted Turtle camp, I am also very involved with my campus's Dance Marathon, which is a 12-hour dance party for Children's Miracle Network. I currently serve on the executive board for this event/cause as the Vice President of Hospital Relations. I work closely with the families that have benefited from our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital so they can tell their stories to show how important this cause is. I'm passionate about this cause because it is so vital that we help these kids now so they can have bright futures! This also aligns with my career goals of becoming a nurse and eventually a family nurse practitioner. I want to use my skills to help the families in my local community so they can have better and safer lives!
Sarah concludes, "As a freshman, I never would have imagined becoming the President of my chapter and the opportunities I have been given through this position. Without my sisters and Delta Zeta, I would never be the woman I am today and I am so thankful for that I have them in my life."