Julie Spurlock, President of the Omicron Alpha Chapter at St. Mary’s University, has found strength and inspiration through her Delta Zeta experience.
"Becoming President of my Delta Zeta chapter was one of the most daunting journeys I ever embarked on, but it has taught me more than I would have ever thought possible," she said. "I was hoping to improve my management skills in working with the Executive Board, and I wanted to become more comfortable speaking in front of the entire chapter. I had no idea that I would become comfortable making dozens of decisions daily or that I would become so passionate about all the internal and external issues my chapter was facing. I definitely did not know the Executive Board and College Chapter Director of my chapter would become my greatest friends or that I would learn some of my hardest lessons and experience some of my greatest accomplishments through this journey.
"As a business major, I have taken a variety of management classes, but no class could prepare one to lead a sorority. Being President of the Omicron Alpha Chapter continues to show me that hard work, delegation, and an abundance of 'thank you’s' are necessary for success. However, at the end of the day, as long as I have my sisters, this amazing journey is worth it.
"Becoming President of the Omicron Alpha Chapter has pushed me to challenge myself in the Sorority, on my campus, and in my career. I am extremely proud of my chapter for all of our accomplishments showcased on campus. I was honored to be named Outstanding Greek Woman on my campus.
"At the university, I am also involved in a faith-based scholarship group, Marianist Leadership Program. I led all the sophomores on their retreat last semester. With the help and support of Delta Zeta sisters and especially our alumnae, I obtained internships at both SWBC (Southwest Business Corporation), and ATKG, a San Antonio based accounting firm, this year. I also received the Academic Excellence Scholarship for the outstanding junior accounting student at St. Mary’s University. None of this would be possible without the support of my amazing Executive Board and College Chapter Director, who have done everything necessary to make our chapter great and inspiring our members to excel within Delta Zeta, on campus and in our community."