May 13, 2016
by Hillary PostonHannah and Hillary
Hillary Poston, Barton - Theta Omega, graduate student at Western Carolina University, and Hannah Finkelstein, senior at Barton College and also a member of the Theta Omega Chapter, are utilizing their bond of sisterhood to achieve success in their career field.
Hillary will graduate in May, 2016 from Western Carolina University with a master's degree in Higher Education Student Affairs. She credits Delta Zeta for helping to foster confidence and resilience as she pursued her graduate degree. Hannah will graduate from Barton College in May, and then will pursue a master's degree in Higher Education.
Hillary and Hannah were close friends before they experienced the bond of Delta Zeta sisterhood, but now they are certain that their friendship will last a lifetime. Recently, they collaborated on a conference presentation for the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. The session, entitled "Is a Career in Student Affairs the Gold Medal?", provided students with realistic details that would contribute to their life experiences, such as a timeline for applying to graduate school and anecdotal advice.
The presentation was well received, and Hannah and Hillary took home the first place award in the category of Graduate Educational Session. The Theta Omega sisters are excited to continue working together in the future, and hope to take their presentation to the national conference. "Delta Zeta brought us closer together 'to stimulate each other in the pursuit of knowledge,' and cherish the sisterhood connection we share," said Hillary.