The Laurie McGregor Connor Award of Leadership was announced last month to honor the achievements and service of Laurie McGregor Connor, Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan. The award will be given annually to a Gamma deuteron senior who demonstrates character, integrity, grace, compassion, and inclusiveness.
Laurie is a longtime Theta volunteer. After serving as an educational leadership consultant after graduation, she served in many roles, including advisory board chairman, alumnae chapter officer, alumnae district officer, Theta Foundation trustee, and director of government relations, her current position.
August 2017 Spotlight
Dr. Lynda Malugen Wiley Alpha Mu/Missouri
Lynda was recently hired as the executive director of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and AFA Foundation. AFA provides resources and ongoing professional development for the success of fraternity/sorority advisors, and aims to align the fraternity/sorority and higher education experiences.
With 20 years of student affairs leadership experience, Lynda was most recently the assistant to the vice president of student affairs at Ball State University. She has been a longtime active member of AFA, serving as Region III Vice President, Indiana Area Coordinator, and Volunteer Recognition Committee Chair.
Lynda is also a longtime volunteer for Theta, serving previously as advisory board member and district director and currently as advisory board chairman at Gamma deuteron/Ohio Wesleyan and membership communications coordinator for the Columbus, OH Alumnae Chapter.
December 2016 Spotlight
Mandy Womack Gamma Sigma/ San Diego State
The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) has recognized Mandy Womack as the recipient for this year's Robert H. Shaffer Award. She will be presented with the award at the AFA Annual Meeting in Boston on December 3. Mandy has served AFA in numerous volunteer roles over the years, and in 2010, she was also honored with AFA's Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award.
Mandy is the director of student leadership and engagement at the University of San Diego, where she promotes health and wellness initiatives, authentic engagement, self-care, and healthy relationships. She has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education.
Mandy has also served Theta in many ways since her undergraduate years, from holding positions on the advisory boards for Gamma Sigma/San Diego State, Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara, and Eta Iota/San Diego Chapters; and Fraternity offices including membership district director and member orientation committee chairman. She is a member of the San Diego Alumnae Chapter.