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Posted On: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 03:40 PM, by Ann Crary
ELCs Ann Crary and Margaret Burke celebrate Bid Day at the University of Louisville
It's hard to believe that it was just six weeks ago I hopped off the plane at the Louisville airport. My emotions ran nothing short of those I can remember from my first day of college four years ago: excitement, enthusiasm, nervousness, and uncertainty. But today, reflecting on the past six weeks I have a new emotion to add to the list: proud.

It wasn't more than four days after arriving that we were talking to University of Louisville students about Kappa Alpha Theta. These women had every question in the book: asking about dues, social events, sisterhood events, the step show or simply what is Theta? But one question in particular made me think. I was asked "What are you most excited for about Kappa Alpha Theta at University of Louisville?" I stopped to think about all the things I could say to this adorable, eager freshman, and I think I surprised her when I said "I am excited for ten years from now, when one of our soon-to-be members is having her maid of honor and Theta sister zip up her wedding dress. Or for 15 years from now, when one of our soon-to-be members is driving to meet her Theta friends for dinner and she thinks to herself 'I am so happy that Kappa Alpha Theta came to Louisville's campus my sophomore year!'"

Bettie Locke Hamilton said it best: "I dream of endless possibilities for the good and close friendships that this fraternity make possible through the years, and it awes me a little to think that I have had a part in starting it. Just think, if it grows and multiplies, it may someday bring together into sisterly relationships women from all parts of the country who have never seen each other before, yet are friends because of Theta."

Establishing the Theta Kappa chapter here in Louisville has been the most trying, exciting, humbling and rewarding experience of my life (and I've only been her six weeks!). I am honored to be able to serve the Fraternity in this way and bring the support and sisterhood that Theta provides to University of Louisville. Go Theta! Go Cards!

Ann Crary, Beta Omicron/Iowa