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Averill Aubrey, Epsilon Phi/Chicago, is finance advisor, Alpha Lambda/Washington; Seattle Alumnae Chapter membership communications coordinator; and permanent alumnae secretary, Epsilon Phi/Chicago. She previously served on the Seattle Scholarship Application Review Committee and as Seattle Alumnae Chapter president, vice-president, and secretary as well as the career mentorship chairman (in partnership with Alpha Lambda/Washington). She also participated in the 2017 Alumnae Service Trip.
Undergraduate officer positions held: Alumnae relations chairman (now alumnae relations director) and vice president development (now chief operating officer).
How long have you been a Theta volunteer? 5 years
How did you learn about the opportunity to become a Theta volunteer? It started when I moved from Chicago to Milwaukee. I wanted a way to stay connected to my chapter in Chicago after moving, and found out about the PAS role in the Theta magazine - it was unfilled at Epsilon Phi, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity. Later, I moved to Seattle and wanted to make some new friends. I started attending Seattle Alumnae Chapter events and meetings and was asked to take on the VP role.
What made you want to become a Theta volunteer? Being a Theta volunteer connects me more deeply to my community - I meet talented and inspiring women who I may not have met otherwise. I get to contribute to making something "better" - be it making sure we have a great alumnae chapter through which women can connect or advising on financial decisions at Alpha Lambda/Washington. I love the feeling of knowing I am making an impact.
Why do you stay involved with Theta? Theta gives me a touchpoint to consistently come home to and ground myself in the importance of leading women. As I move into more supervisory roles in Theta, I am so inspired by the leadership of our college members and women taking on alumnae officer positions for the first time. I learn through their leadership, and I learn how to be a better leader myself.
Do you have a special volunteering moment? I felt such strong sisterhood on the Alumnae Service Trip in 2017. On the last day of service, we were quite tired, and the goal of the day was to make a community garden (no small task). Everyone dug deep and found the energy they needed to get across the finish line. It was so rewarding hearing the feedback from the garden coordinator - we had done more in one afternoon than other groups had done in weeks.
Do you have a special Theta moment? It was a special moment realizing that I never in a million years thought that joining Theta would be a decision that affects me more and more as an alumna than when I was a college member. I never dreamed that this would become such a significant part of my life to carry into my post-college years. Theta has given me a community each time I've moved, and I've made friends with the women I've met that will continue over our lifetimes. I am so glad I ended up here.
Do you have a profession or personal passion? Yes, I'm the chief of staff of an engineering organization at Microsoft. I love that every day is a new challenge, and that I can unblock issues across our customers, finance, HR, and legal for the engineering teams. I get to influence team strategy and the associated organizational design. I am responsible for the team's operating budget of about $300M/year, and enjoy prioritizing team needs with funding to achieve strategic goals. Prior to my role at Microsoft, I was a management consultant, where I learned the collaboration skills and business acumen to support my career in industry.
Kristin Quartuccio Schopac, Eta Iota/San Diego, is president of the Providence Alumnae Chapter and permanent alumnae secretary (PAS) for Eta Iota/San Diego. She previously served as administration advisor at Zeta Rho/UC San Diego; website and events coordinator for the Providence Alumnae Chapter; and on the Fraternity's Young Alumnae Board. Kristin is a charter member of both Eta Iota/San Diego and the Providence Alumnae Chapter.
Undergraduate officer positions held: Music chairman and vice president of administration (now chief administrative officer). Also served as a recruitment counselor for San Diego's Panhellenic Council.
How did you learn about the opportunity to become a Theta volunteer? Being a founding member of my college chapter, I had a close relationship with the educational leadership consultants (ELCs) who established our chapter as well as our advisors. Many of our advisors were members of the San Diego Alumnae Chapter, so after graduation, I decided to join them as a member. I first learned about the opportunity to volunteer as a chapter advisor through the alumnae chapter.
What made you want to become a Theta volunteer? I had gotten so much from my membership in Theta (lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities) that I wanted to give back. Being an advisor at a college chapter gave me the opportunity to serve as a mentor to younger Thetas, as our advisors had done with us.
How long have you been a Theta volunteer? I'd say it's probably been a total of 10 years volunteering for Theta in some capacity. I volunteered right out of college as an advisor for a few years, then had a hiatus when I moved back east. I began volunteering again when we established the Providence Alumnae Chapter in 2010.
Do you, or did you have, a Theta mentor? I have so many Theta mentors! The ELCs based at my college chapter, Kristen Kaiser and Stacy Rini, were my first Theta mentors, along with Advisory Board Chairman Christiane Hoffman. Since then I have gained even more Theta mentors, most notably Liz Drake, Theta's director of alumnae engagement.
Do you have a special volunteering moment? Every time I introduce a recent graduate to Theta life as an alumna, it is special to me. So many think that their experience ends after graduation, and I just love showing them how much more Theta has to offer after graduation. I've made just as close friendships and had just as many great experiences as an alumna!
Do you have a special Theta moment? There were so many special Theta moments, but one that stands out was the first time I attended Grand Convention. I was in awe the entire weekend meeting so many Thetas from around North America, all different ages from all different chapters, bonding and sharing our Theta stories and ritual! It will forever remain one of my most memorable Theta memories.
Do you have a profession or personal passion? Before I had children, I worked in residence life at Providence College and as a career advisor at Johnson & Wales University. I took a hiatus from work to raise my three young children, but I love working with college students and I hope to go back to work in the university setting once my children are a bit older. I love seeing students grow during their college years and following their successes after college!
Beth Spransy Dickinson, Delta Theta/Florida, is alumnae district director in Alumnae District IV and event coordinator for NC Triangle Alumnae Chapter. She has previously served as advisory board chairman (ABC) and education advisor for Eta Theta/Central Florida; alumnae district officer and alumnae district president; member of the Raleigh scholarship application review committee; and chapter establishment volunteer.
Undergraduate officer positions held: Archivist & historian and member of the alumnae relations and ritual committees.
How did you learn about the opportunity to become a Theta volunteer? After moving from Florida to North Carolina, a state in which I knew no one, I was definitely missing my alumnae chapter and the interactions I had as a Theta volunteer. While looking on the Theta website, I found out about an opportunity on the alumnae committee. The rest is history!
How long have you been a Theta volunteer? I first became a college chapter advisor in 2001, and with the exception of about four months after moving, have been a volunteer ever since.
Do you, or did you have, a Theta mentor? There are so many Thetas who I look up to, admire and respect, but my Theta mentor has definitely been Debbie Allen, Delta Theta/Florida. Our first connection was our love for Theta and then our love for our Florida Gators! She was the first Fraternity vice president alumnae with whom I had the pleasure of volunteering. She is a volunteer at heart like me and has helped me grow in many of those roles.
Why do you stay involved with Theta?. I get so much out of my continued involvement with Theta! I love the opportunity to connect with Thetas across the district in which I serve (currently Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky) as well as those on the alumnae committee. I had a great time during college, but the relationships I have built as an alumna are even stronger.
Do you have a special volunteering moment? One of my favorite "special volunteering" experiences has been as the member of a chapter establishment team. I have been fortunate to contribute in this role for Zeta Omicron/Wake Forest, Theta Theta/NC State, and Epsilon Nu/Virginia Tech. I enjoy meeting the potential new members, but my favorite part is presiding over the Pledge Service and seeing the look on a new member's face as she recognizes me as one of her interviewers.
Do you have a special Theta moment? The Theta moment that is most special was my wedding day. In addition to my six bridesmaids, our soloist and scripture reader were my Theta sisters. At our reception, we were surrounded by Thetas who serenaded us with the candle lighting song!
Do you have a profession or personal passion? I am a preschool director, and children are my passion!
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