Lora enjoys a day at Keeneland in Kentucky with her Delta Zeta sisters.
Lora Perkins Snider is an alumna of the Xi Beta Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University. She is a former financial adviser who has given more than 25 years of service to Delta Zeta.
In college, Lora never considered herself to be a sorority girl but decided to give it a try after talking to a friend. She became a founding member of the Xi Beta Chapter in 1981, and the chapter was officially installed in 1982.
“We fit in well with the university and recruited top members,” said Lora. Her favorite part of being a collegiate member was the sisterhood events. “Living together was fun and that experience pulled everyone together as a group.”
Lora graduated with a business degree in 1984. She then moved to New York and worked for four years in retail management. She moved back to Kentucky and became the Executive Director of University Business Services at EKU in 1989.
She became the financial advisor for Xi Beta starting in the mid-1990s. It was a perfect fit for her because it flowed through EKU accounting, which is a department she worked with. She went on to serve as College Chapter Director for four years starting in 2006. She eventually went back to serving as financial advisor.
Lora keeps in touch with her pledge class. They have had several reunions and she also located her little sister, who was residing in Canada. The charter members try to get together at least once a year, typically at Keeneland in Kentucky for horse racing.
For many years, Lora has hosted the bid day cookout for Xi Beta Chapter. “Those are always fun," she said. "The first time we held the picnic, all of the women sat in a circle and stated their pledge year. They laughed when we got to mine!”
Lora said alumnae involvement is very rewarding, and she loves getting to know the collegiate members. She is married and has two daughters, one of which is an alumna member of Delta Zeta at EKU.
The Xi Beta Chapter is thankful to Lora Snider for graciously giving her time to Delta Zeta over the years!