Hello everyone and welcome to the Beta Epsilon chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma at Western Illinois University’s website! My name is Angel Myers and I have the honor of serving as chapter President. Currently, I am a senior majoring in Biology Education here at WIU. I am from a very small town here in Illinois located in the middle of a cornfield called Lewistown. After graduating, I plan on working as a high school biology teacher and volleyball coach. Back home I assist in coaching the high school volleyball program as well as the junior high program. Along with being chapter president, I am also the Vice President and Treasurer of the WIU chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). In my free time I love to hang out with friends, play volleyball, and run! (I recently ran my first full marathon this year!) I started at WIU as a transfer from NIU after my first semester of freshman year. Coming to college, I always knew I wanted to join a sorority. So when I saw advertisements for spring recruitment, I could not wait! As soon as I walked through the doors of the big white house on the hill, I knew I was home. Joining Tri Sigma is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. This organization has introduced me to some of my best friends and given me memories that will last a lifetime. When I joined Tri Sigma, I gained a second family. I know that no matter what happens, I have 60+ sisters to support me, which is something that I will be forever grateful for. I used to always hear the saying “ From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it.” Now I have a true understanding of what this saying means. Tri Sigma means the world to me and I will always strive to give back to this organization in any possible way I can. Serving as chapter president is just one way that I hope I can give back to the organization that has done so much for me! “To receive much, you must give much”
Vice President of New Member Education
Hi everybody! My name is Eva Zguri and I am this year’s Vice President of New Member Education! I am currently a junior here at Western Illinois majoring in Political Science and minoring in honors pre-law. After I graduate from college, I plan on attending law school. I would like to specialize in immigration and become an immigration lawyer either here in the Chicago land area or wherever life takes me! I’m very excited and honored to serve as one of this year’s officers and to be able to help our future sisters join this amazing sisterhood that has made being a member of Tri Sigma so great. I have held multiple positions in the past, like Honor Council President and Risk Management, that have helped me learn and experience so much but I am most excited to be able to be a part of multiple future sister’s journeys in becoming a part of this organization. I was born in Athens, Greece but currently live in Lombard IL (we just moved from Wheaton). Coming from a large family, it was very difficult for me to move 4 hours away from home but joining Tri Sigma has really helped me find a home away from home that has given me not only a second family but opportunities and experiences that have shaped me into the woman I am today. I can’t wait to help our future sisters make their home away from home the big white house on the hill, just like mine is!
Vice President of Operations
Hi everyone! My name is Leah Graham and I am beyond excited to be serving as Vice President of Operations this year! I am currently a junior here at Western Illinois University and my major is Human Resource Management. Along with being an active member in Tri Sigma, I am a member of SHRM (society of human resource management). I am from East Peoria Illinois but a little fun fact, I was born here in Macomb! I enjoy painting/crafting, photography, shopping, and most of all I love to eat! Coming into college I was a bit shy, but all of the open arms and welcoming faces from the women of Tri Sigma helped me break out of my shell and grow as an individual. Tri Sigma has empowered me to become more confident in myself. I have found things that I am extremely passionate about that I would not have found outside of this sorority. The values we follow as a Sigma are the same values I followed growing up. Tri Sigma is not only giving me a home away from home, but it is also preparing me to succeed in life after I graduate. Tri Sigma has blessed me with so many opportunities such as attending a Fall Leadership conference, holding the position of Honor Council Goals Coordinator and being a Rho Gamma recruitment councilor for the women looking for their home away from home in the Panhellenic life at Western Illinois University. Without Tri Sigma, I would not be the woman I am today. I want to hep this chapter grow and do as much for it as I can, just as it has done for me.
Hi everybody! My name is Connor Shinberger and I am this year’s Treasurer! I am very excited to serve my chapter and enhance my leadership skills. I am currently a junior at Western Illinois University with a major in Health Services Management and a minor in Business. After college I intend on continuing my education at the master’s level. In addition to my position as Treasurer, I am the director of Corporate Sponsorship for Dance Marathon, the director of Community Relations for Dance Marathon, the Host Site Coordinator for Best Buddies, and a peer mentor for the FYE program here on campus! In between all of that, I also work at the University Bookstore! I was born and raised here in Macomb, Illinois and I cannot wait to relocate after graduation! I enjoy hiking and being outdoors in my free time. Traveling is also something I enjoy doing and I hope to do a lot of adventuring post graduation as well! Tri Sigma has provided me with so many opportunities throughout the way and I look forward to serving the chapter in return!
Hello everyone! My name is Mercedes Granados and I am this year's Recruitment Director. I am so excited to be recruiting great women into this amazing chapter. I am currently a junior at Western Illinois University with a major in Fashion Merchandise and a minor in Marketing. After college, I would love to work for a clothing company being an assistant buyer then moving up to be a buyer. In addition to having my position as Recruitment Director, I am the Vic President of Visual Apparel Merchandise Organizations(V.A.M.O) on campus and the Volunteer Chair in Marketing club. I was born and raised in Chillicothe, IL and can't wait to move to a big city. I enjoy shopping, going to concerts/music festivals, and traveling. Joining Tri Sigma has been one of the best decision I made in college. Tri Sigma has made me grow as a person in the best ways possible. Being part of this chapter has made me want to try my hardest in everything and has taught me how to be a leader. The women in this chapter will always have a special place in my heart. They will always have my back no matter what. I can not wait to recruit new women into this amazing chapter!
Hey everyone! My name is Rachel Shive and I am so honored and excited to be serving as Secretary for this term! I am a Junior here at Western Illinois University and I am majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Nutrition. I have always had a passion for health and fitness and I wanted to make my dream into reality. I have played sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, and I also ran track. I was sad to stop playing sports when I came to college but I knew I had to try something new to keep me busy. Joining a sorority was the perfect solution! After I graduate college, I plan to either get my masters degree or go to a physical therapy school and become a physical therapist. Ever since joining Tri Sigma, I have met my best friends, got involved with the community and became an overall better woman. Within this sorority I have held the Webmaster and Efficiency position. Other than being involved in Tri Sigma, I am a member of the Honors College, Food and Culture Club, Phi Epsilon Sigma (Kinesiology Honors Society) in which I am the Webmaster, and the ESSA Club (Kinesiology Club). I absolutely love keeping busy and being involved on campus! In my free time I like to workout, cook, work at my parents ice cream shop, and spend time with my nieces and nephews. Becoming a Tri Sigma has blessed me in so many ways. I will always be thankful for my time spent here and cherish all of the memories I have made. I can't wait to start my position as Secretary and hopefully make a positive impact on this sorority!
Hi everyone!! My name is Gabrielle Bandovich and I am serving as the 2018 Education Director for the Beta Epsilon chapter of Tri Sigma. I am a currently a junior at WIU, double majoring in Law Enforcement and Foreign Language and Literature. I plan to continue my education here at Western through the Integrated Master’s Program with the hopes of working for a Federal Law Enforcement agency one day. Outside of Tri Sigma, I serve as the Secretary of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society and hold mentoring positions in the First Year Experience Program and the Centennial Honors College. Each of my involvements has provided me with many positive experiences, but Tri Sigma has shaped me into the person I am today. I’ve learned what it means to be a true woman of character by being surrounded by 60+ women who remind me what it means to be a Tri Sigma every day. I am so grateful for all the memories, opportunities, and friends Tri Sigma has given me thus far, and I am eager to give back to my chapter and all the beautiful women I am lucky enough to call my sisters.
Hello everyone! My name is Missy Holzwarth, and I have the honor of serving as the Panhellenic Council Delegate for the year of 2017! I am currently a Sophmore here at Western Illinois University and my major is Early Childhood Education. I am from Bolingbrook, Illinois and went to school at Neuqua Valley High School. Tri Sigma has made a huge impact on my life in a multiple of ways. I decided to go through recruitment the fall of 2015 and after the first round I fell in love with Tri Sigma. Growing up I moved around a lot and didn't have a chance to find that close friend group everyone else had, so when I came to Tri Sigma and felt that immediate connection with all of the women I talked to I knew it was the place I could call home. I now have a group of girls who will stand behind me in whatever I do and help me strive to become the best person I can possibly be. After being initiated, I immediately took on a leadership position of Awards and Accreditation Chairman for the year of 2016. I helped our chapter receive Gold Status for the year of 2015, which was awarded to us by the Office of Student Activities. As Panhellenic Delegate, I strive to make our connections with other chapters on campus stronger and make our presence in Greek life more impactful.