Amanda Howard, Panhellenic Delegate in the Pi Delta Chapter, is a sophomore at Wake Forest University. Amanda has increased chapter involvement in Panhellenic events and Pi Delta has received multiple letters from fellow panhellenic organizations on campus thanking the chapter for its support and involvement.
Amanda was named Forsyth County Animal Shelter Best Volunteer. Pi Delta has supported the the local animal shelter by volunteering on a regular basis.
Amanda spoke with Samantha Moorin, Vice President of Programs and Guard, recently, to discuss her role as Panhellenic Delegate and her volunteer work.
"I have always been a huge fan of Greek life," said Amanda. "I love the opportunities it provides for women to get involved in the community, leadership and in other organizations on campus. As Panhellenic Delegate for my chapter, I’ve been lucky to not only represent Delta Zeta at the Panhellenic Council every week, but to bring opportunities for involvement back to the chapter. I really enjoy talking about all the amazing things our chapter is doing, as well as getting our members involved in Panhellenic Council events. In addition, I like to think that a sorority can do a lot on its own, but they are stronger together, so informing our chapter about the activities of other sororities and telling the Council about our own events is something that has been rewarding for me."
Amanda devotion to animals is evident as she spoke about her work with the Humane Society. "I spend a lot of time at the Forsyth County Humane Society, which has become really important to me. I grew up with two spoiled rotten Golden Retrievers; however, not all dogs are so lucky.
"Walking into the Humane Society and seeing dogs whose owners simply dropped them off or dogs who were found on the street, all of them freaked out by the loud environment and concrete box they find themselves in, is heartbreaking. The Humane Society does a fantastic job of keeping the dogs and cats as comfortable as possible. It is a no-kill shelter that takes in animals from high-kill shelters. However, the experience is still stressful and scary for all the animals, so for me volunteering every week, cuddling with the dogs, taking them on walks, throwing the ball, and showing them off to families is something I really enjoy. By far though, the best part of all is seeing a dog that you really love find its forever home."