Omicron Alpha, Saint Mary's University

About Omicron Alpha Chapter

Omicron Alpha was founded on May 6, 1989 at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. We've been around 30 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 12. We currently have a total of 21 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.27! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $100.00!

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Ariana Flores Fiesta Bio

Ariana Flores
2018 Reina de la Feria de las Flores

Ariana Flores is a junior at St. Mary's University pursuing a major in business administration. In regards to her future plans, Ariana aspires to have a career in accounting.

Ariana is proud to be continuing a family legacy of Fiesta service. The legacy began with her grandfather, Antonio Flores, Jr. serving as Rey Feo XLVIII in 1996, and the same year, her Aunt Lorrie (Flores) Tijerina serving as Reina de la Feria de las Flores - making their reign the first father-daughter Rey Feo and La Reina duo to celebrate Fiesta simultaneously. In 2018, Ariana's father, Ken, will serve as Rey Feo LXX - and the two will be the second father-daughter Rey Feo and La Reina. Her grandmother, Irma Flores, was the first Hispanic woman to serve as President of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission in 2003.

Ariana has always loved helping people and witnessing others achieve their full potential. She knows that education changes lives and hopes that through service as Reina de la Feria de las Flores she can encourage San Antonio youth to pursue higher education and improve their lives with the nearly 75,000 she raised for the Tom Morton Sandoval Parent/Child Scholarship.

She is an active young lady and says being fit and well prepares one mentally and physically to lead a longer, healthier life. As Reina, she plans to inspire others to get moving, stay motivated and enjoy a better quality of life with better health.

Ariana is a 2015 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School, and was a member of National Honor Society, Interact Club - lending her time to various service projects, Latin Club and the Varsity Volleyball team. She was named First Team Academic All State for Volleyball and as team captain, she led the Cougars to compete in the regional finals for the high school's first time in 10 years.

Ariana is dedicated to serving her community, advancing education and wellness. She has given her time to others through service at Haven for Hope, American Red Cross, Wounded Warriors Project and Mobile Loaves and Fishes through her parish St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Ariana is a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Omnicron Alpha Chapter at St. Mary's University where she supports philanthropies including Delta Zeta's Heart for Hearing and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

As the oldest of five siblings, Ariana has always availed herself to her family and siblings. She accepts the responsibility of role model and strives to demonstrate to her siblings how to lead a life of faith, discipline and service.

Omicron Alpha Chapter unveils its academic achievers at St. Mary's University

Omicron Alpha Chapter at St. Mary's University is proud of its Academic Achievers.

Serena Casanova, Academic Chairman, has inspired Omicron Alpha's members to put their time and energy into their studies, making the chapter strong. At the same time, Serena wanted to make the studying fun. She stated, “Academics are the most important thing about going to college, and I wanted to acknowledge those ladies who do work hard and excel in academics.”

Serena put together a theme for academics, which she believed would inspire the women to study and become excited about their accomplishments. "The feedback that our sisters gave back to us was amazing," reported Natalie Barajas, LAMP Editor. "They had a great time and they felt super special at our recognition event."

Omicron Alpha Chapter (St. Mary's University) brings smiles to children in their community

The Omicron Alpha Chapter (St. Mary's University) spent a beautiful Saturday morning helping the children in their community by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. "We cleaned and organized various parts of the home, such as the pantry, kitchen, play area, laundry area, and the living rooms," said Natalie Barajas, LAMP Editor. "We worked together as a team to keep the children’s temporary home clean and spotless"

Julie Spurlock, President of Omicron Alpha at St. Mary’s University, is inspired to lead and succeed

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."

Omicron Alpha Chapter's (St. Mary's University) Bowl-a-thon raises more than $4,200 for philanthropy
June 17, 2016

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The Omicron Alpha Chapter (St. Mary's University) had a successful Bowl-A-Thon event this year. Many teams participated from the campus and community, and the chapter donated to $4,200 to philanthropy.
Omicron Alpha Chapter and its members win top Greek Awards at St. Mary's University
June 16, 2016

The Omicron Alpha Chapter received three top awards at St. Mary University's Registered Student Organization Banquet. Lianna Ybarra, Vice President of Membership, was awarded Greek New Member of the Year; Julie Spurlock, President, was awarded Greek Woman of the Year; and Ashley Huron, Philanthropy Chairman, accepted the Greek Community Service Award for the most service hours performed our of all Greek organizations on campus.

"It is truly a great honor for Delta Zeta to be represented so highly on our campus," said Natalie Barajas, LAMP Editor.