Theta Omega, Barton College
About Theta Omega Chapter
Theta Omega was founded on October 2, 1965 at Barton College in Wilson, NC. We've been around 52 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 14. We currently have a total of 38 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.19! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 954 service hours and $1099.33!
by Hillary Poston
Hannah 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.
The Theta Omega Chapter from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina won Greek Show for the second year in a row. The winning performance, entitled, "Get Schooled," incorporated stunts, acting, singing, tumbling, signing and dancing, resulting in a spectacular show.
The Theta Omega Chapter took home the Spirit Ball on February 3, 2016 at the biggest basketball game of the season against rival Mount Olive College. "Our chapter competed against other Greek organizations and clubs on campus for our school pride," said Anna Batts, LAMP Editor.
Theta Omega Chapter (Barton College) member Hannah Finklestein (third from left) competed in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl at Meredith College. The team competed against 21 other schools and won first place.
"Competing in the NCICU Ethics Bowl has been as opportunity to push myself academically and as a clear communicator. Not only was I able to see what I can accomplish with a collaborative team, but I was able to talk with other students and successful professionals to continue to learn and deepen my understanding of pressing matters in society." Hannah said. She is a Middle School Education major and a senior at Barton.