Pi is Forever
Updated: Jun 30, 2020
I have just recently become an Alpha Delta Pi Alumni! I graduated this May from UNLV with my Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Management. Graduating during a pandemic has definitely been a very unique and strange experience, but I am grateful to say that my sisters have been some of my biggest supporters throughout this crazy time. Even though my senior year of college got cut short, I am still able to sit here and reminisce on some of the amazing memories I made during my final semesters. When I think back on my college experience and all of the amazing memories and friendships I have made, they all seem to have one thing in common - Alpha Delta Pi. Being a member of the Epsilon Rho chapter of Alpha Delta Pi has given me so much over the last few years. It has given me countless memories, friendships that will last a lifetime, and endless opportunities to enhance my education and leadership abilities. But, what it comes down to is this - this sisterhood is one of the biggest reasons I am graduating college today as a strong, kind, and confident woman who is ready to take on the world.
Graduating during a pandemic…say what?
As I am sure many of you can relate, 2020 has been a very unique year. This is definitely not how I pictured my final semester of college to be or how I pictured my final semester in ADPi to be. I was looking forward to attending my last philanthropies, formals, and chapter meetings with my sisters. I wanted to cook one last RMH Breakfast with my sisters and dance the night away at my last Diamond Ball. When I realized this was all being taken away, of course I was sad. I felt like I never got to say my goodbyes to not only this sorority, but to this important chapter in my life. But as the time went on, I realized how important it is to see the positive in this situation. Even though I may not have ended my final semester in the most traditional of ways, my sisters have done everything they can to make me feel loved and cared about during these strange times. Even though I didn’t get to make the final memories with my sisters that I thought I was going to, I got to make even better ones with them, virtually. I should have known that my sisters would be the ones to make me cry (happy tears) over a Zoom meeting, lol.
My ADPi Experience
Looking back at the last few years I have spent in ADPi, I realize that this chapter has helped shape me into the woman I am today. I joined this sorority with the hopes of meeting some amazing women and creating forever friendships. Alpha Delta Pi gave me that, and so much more. Since the day I ran down the stars to ADPi, I felt like this chapter really was my home away from home. I will admit, there can be some ups and downs, but my sisters were by my side through it all. I have met some of the most amazing women in this chapter and I am lucky to call them my best friends. I know that no matter the day or time, my sisters will always be there for me. It’s true what they say - you really do find your future bridesmaids when you join a sorority ☺
Pi is Forever
My senior year has been exciting, nerve-wracking, and emotional to say the least. The closer I got to graduation the more real “adulthood” started to feel - yikes. I kept thinking how important it was to me to be at every single event I could with my sisters, since I knew they would be my last. I have the most amazing memories at my last Mallard Ball, taking the cutest pictures and dancing the night away with all of my sisters. I feel so lucky that I was able to cook one last RMH Breakfast this spring for the families staying here in Las Vegas. One of my favorite memories of this last semester was when my little, big, g-big and I baked cookies for our Valentines Day Booth (they weren’t too pretty, but it was so much fun). Even though the last part of my senior year got a little messed up, I still have so many great memories from my final semesters. In the days leading up to graduation, it finally hit me that college was coming to an end. Even though we didn’t have a traditional ceremony, when I took that last exam I knew that this chapter in my life was coming to a close. Even though the future terrifies me, I know that what is waiting for me will be great. I know this sisterhood is stronger than the distance or time that may come between my sisters and I, and I smile as I graduate and look towards the future, because I know that this sisterhood is forever.