Victoria was recently named the J. Lacy McLean and Sterling L. Smith SCICU Student of the Year by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. For the first time, SCICU is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a rising senior who has performed well academically and who has demonstrated a commitment to public affairs, community service and leadership.
Along with being an active Zeta Eta chapter member, Victoria also works as a resident adviser, gives tours and hosts prospective students for Wofford's admissions office, sings in the Goldtones a capella group, and is busy with her own business she started as a sophomore - Wee Celebrations, a children's party service.
Victoria is majoring in finance and economics, and served her chapter as chief marketing officer and alumnae engagement director. Her post-graduation plans include entering the financial services industry and eventually running her own small business.
April 2014 Spotlight
Sally Draper Zoll Alpha/DePauw
Sally was honored to be invited to the State of the Union Address by U.S. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Boehner said that his guests, which included Sally, "...go above and beyond every day to give back, typifying the values of service and citizenship that the State of the Union tradition honors."
Sally is the CEO of United Through Reading, a nonprofit that unites military families facing physical separation. The organization facilitates the opportunity for deployed parents to be recorded reading storybooks to their children, easing the stress of separation, maintaining positive emotional connections, and cultivating a love of reading. More than 1.5 million military parents, spouses, and children have benefited from the program since its inception.
Sally is also a Life Loyal member.
January 2014 Spotlight
Sasha DiGiulian Epsilon Upsilon/ Columbia
Sasha is currently the female overall world champion rock climber and world-ranking leader in Female Outdoor Sport Climbing. Since beginning her career at age 7, Sasha is a three-time U.S. national champion, undefeated junior continental champion (2004-2010), and member of the US Adult National Team. She has been featured on 16 magazine covers, and has articles written about her in several magazines, including Vogue, National Geographic, Women's Health, Self, and Seventeen.
Sasha is the first and only North American woman to achieve a 9a grade and to onsight 8b+, and the third woman in the world to ascend 9a; she is also the youngest woman in the world to climb this grade.
In addition to her climbing achievements, Sasha is an athlete ambassador for several nonprofit organizations: Women's Sports Foundation, Champions for America's Future, Outdoor Nation, Up2Us, and Right to Play. She is also the founder of the Boulder Like a Girl climbing clinic that benefits the HERA Cancer Research Foundation.