The Pi Gamma chapter of Delta Zeta celebrated the 15th anniversary this year. We celebrated by having a formal event on March 30, 2019. It took place at a beautiful venue called The Vineyards in Simi Valley and there were approximately 284 Pi Gamma sisters there. This included both currently actives and many of our lovely alumnae. It was all put together by our social chair, Rhina Padilla, and her incredible committee. There were several sisters celebrated at this event and some even received superlative awards. It was a very memorable event for all of us and we truly were very happy with how well everything turned out. Thank you to every sister who decided to join us for such an amazing night. Our chapter is excited to continue celebrating our several years of sisterhood and the many more years to come!
Pi Gamma, California State University/Northridge
About Pi Gamma Chapter
Pi Gamma was founded on May 8, 2004 at California State University/Northridge in Northridge, CA. We've been around 15 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 10. We currently have a total of 69 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.13! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $0.00!
Delta Zeta’s Pi Gamma Chapter recently had a philanthropy event that was carnival themed. It was on Saturday March 9th and was located at Northridge Park (18300 Lemarsh St. Northridge, CA 91325). The event was very successful thanks to our current Vice President of Philanthropy, Rosy Rodriguez, and her wonderful committee. Many people attended including some of our alumnae, parents, close friends, and other supportive members of the Greek community. Together, we would like to thank everyone who joined us that day to play fun games, eat delicious foods, and help a good cause. It was a great new experience for us as a chapter, and we are very pleased to say that all the proceeds were sent directly to the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Amanda Arredondo Cook, California State/Northridge - Pi Gamma, is a dedicated Delta Zeta alumna. "I love being a Delta Zeta," she said. She was initiated into the Pi Gamma Chapter at California State University-Northridge in 20015. Nursing is her profession.
"Delta Zeta has given me so many things, from leadership skills to countless dance parties and laughter," Amanda continued, "but it has also kept its promise to be there no matter what challenges I face."
Amanda is a Gold Star wife. Her husband died while serving our country. "During the very hard and dark times since his passing, many of my sisters came to my rescue and have helped me through a devastating loss. They continue to be there for everything," she said.
Amanda is thankful to have such amazing strong women in her corner at all times. "Delta Zeta means continued love and support," she explained. "I know I will always have a sister to call when I need some guidance or just to laugh, and I know that wherever my life takes me, there will be Delta Zetas to connect with and build a strong, lasting foundation."
"Sixteen Candles" is Amanda's favorite movie. She loves country music, so any country song pleases her, but Carrie Underwood is her "absolute favorite" artist. Her dream vacation would be traveling to see all of Europe. "There are so many beautiful places I want to see," she says.
Amanda is a member of the Phoenix Valley Alumnae Chapter, who shared this story with The LAMP.