Hello everyone and welcome to the Beta Epsilon chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma at Western Illinois University’s website. My name is Gianna Arredia and I am honored to be the new chapter President. I am currently a junior at Western, majoring in Business Marketing. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I was an athlete pretty much my whole life, the sport I played was volleyball. This sport has given me many friendships that I will cherish forever. Going into college I wanted to experience the same thing, so I took a chance and joined a sorority. Little did I know that Tri Sigma was going to change my life forever. I have had many other positions in Tri Sigma that have helped build my confidence and help shape my people skills. The girls I have met and the opportunities I have had I will always be grateful for.
Vice President of New Member Education
Hello everyone, my name is McKenzie Hinrichsen! I am honored to serve as this year’s Vice President of New Member Education! I am a sophomore here at Western Illinois University majoring in nursing. Long term I would really love to be an obstetrics or labor and delivery nurse and am open to moving wherever life takes me! I am excited to have this opportunity to serve as an officer and give this chapter in return what it has given me. I look forward to guiding our future sisters of Tri Sigma into this amazing new journey and welcoming them into our sisterhood with open arms. Last year I held the position of Community Service Chair and I am currently part of Dance Marathon’s Morale Team. Being part of Tri Sigma has really helped me grow as a person and given me so many opportunities. It has also brought me to my forever best friends. I don’t know how I ever lived this long without them and I know I’ll never have to worry about doing life without them by my side! I attended a tiny high school in Prophetstown, Illinois, of only about 300 students. Being a small town gal, I never expected to be where I am right now, and now I can’t see myself anywhere but here. The Big White House on the Hill has not only taught me love and wisdom, but also given me a true home away from home. I can’t wait to welcome our new members into this chapter and show them what it means to be a Tri Sigma!
Vice President of Operations
Hi everybody! My name is Maria Benedict and I am this year’s Vice President of Operations. I am currently a sophomore here at Western Illinois University and I am majoring in Nursing. Along with being an active member in Tri Sigma, I am a part of the Love Your Melon Campus Crew. I have been honored to also hold the positions of Second Panhellenic Delegate and Apparel chair of Tri Sigma in the past. I am from Springfield, Illinois where I attended Sacred Heart Griffin High School and participated in many extra circular activities including softball and Spanish club. After graduating, I plan on working at a hospital, preferably in the emergency room as a nurse. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, reading, and watching movies. Coming into college, I was very homesick and wanted to transfer home. My mom convinced me to go through formal recruitment and it was the best decision I have made so far in my college career. Tri Sigma is my home away from home and I knew that immediately when I walked up those steps and entered the white doors of the big white house on the hill. Tri Sigma taught me how to stand up for myself in situations and how to be a respectable and honorable woman. Tri Sigma has gifted me with many opportunities that I would not have been able to experience if I had not joined Greek life. Without Tri Sigma, I would not be the person I am today and for that, I am grateful. I am so very proud to be a member of Tri Sigma and serve on this year’s officer board.
Hey, everyone I’m name is Alyssa Arredia. I am a junior here at Western Illinois University. I am a Marketing Major and also the Treasurer for Tri Sigma. I’m so excited to see what this position will entail. I have so many ideas and plans for my term and will help any sister in any way. I am very organized, will hold everyone equal to each other, hardworking, and determined to have a great year. I was very inspired and looked up to that last Treasurer very much. I want to do just as great as she did and more.
Hello everyone! My name is Savannah Osborne and I am so thrilled and honored to be serving as the 2019 Recruitment Director for Tri Sigma. I am currently a sophomore at Western Illinois University majoring in Finance and minoring in LEJA. Since my time here at Western, I have had the opportunity to hold multiple positions within Sigma’s such as Health/Wellness Chair, Webmaster and being an Arc Leader. Each position has allowed me to learn a lot about our chapter and bring me closer to my sisters. For most of my life I was a competitive cheerleader for Team Illinois as well as ICE Athletics Aurora, unfortunately my freshmen year of high school I quit do to some knee injuries. With that being said, it allowed for me to branch out and try other sports such as golf. I played on the women’s golf team for my high school for three years, and still play in my free time in college. After college, I would like to work as either a marketing or financial assistant for some type of makeup company. Illinois weather is okay, but I hope to move to California where I can play golf all year round! Joining Tri Sigma has had such a positive impact on my life and is by far one of the best decisions I could have made. It has allowed me to grow as a woman and make many life-long friendships. I grew up with one older brother and now I am blessed to call so many wonderful women my sisters!
Hello everyone, my name is Kennedy Gray and I am beyond honored and excited to serve as this year’s Secretary! I am a sophomore here at Western Illinois University majoring in marketing. I am open to a variety of job opportunities in the future and just excited to see where this career path leads me! I am so thrilled to serve as an officer this year and give my all to this position as I know it and the other officers will give experiences and skills to me in return. This last year I held the position of Honor Council Secretary and am ready to apply the skills and knowledge that that position has given me to my new position on Officer Board. A little background on me is that I attended a small high school in Edgington, Illinois where I was involved in track, golf and the spirit squad. I am truly blessed to have found my home away from home here at WIU with Tri sigma! Tri sigma has taught and given me so much and my only hope is that I can return that favor and leave a lasting impression on my sorority!
Hey everybody! My name is Rachel Greene and I am honored to serve as this year’s Education Director for the Beta Epsilon chapter of Tri Sigma. I am currently a freshman at Western and I am majoring in Early-Childhood Education and minoring in Psychology. I am originally from Oak Lawn, Illinois (which is just a few minutes from Chicago). Being from the city, Macomb is totally different, but I love it so far! Outside of this amazing organization, I am a member of the Centennial Honors College and Student Education Association. I am the Co-Director of Homecoming and the Chief of Staff of the Student Government Association. I also participate in theatre and chorus. Back home, I teach Chakra meditation classes and participate in youth ministry. Joining Tri Sigma has brought me so much more than I can express in words. Coming from an all-girls high school, I knew I wanted to be a part of something in college that empowered women. I knew right away that sorority life was for me. The instant I walked into the Tri Sigma house during recruitment, I knew I was right where I needed to be. Tri Sigma has helped me to settle into college life, make friendships that I cherish, and become more involved on campus. This organization has helped me to grow and has given me a home away from home. I cannot wait to give back to my Sigma Sigma Sigma sisters as a member of this year’s Officer Board.
Hello everyone! My name is Maranda Priorello and I am so excited to be this year’s Panhellenic Representative! I’m a freshman here at Western Illinois University with an undecided major but hoping to major in chemistry so I can eventually become a pharmacist. Along with being a member of Tri Sigma, I’m the treasurer of the water polo club. My whole life I’ve been active with my dance team, swimming, and water polo. All of these are similar because they are made up of a group of women sharing one goal. I love being involved and staying busy- so what better way to do it than with sisters that I love! I cannot wait to see what the future on officer board holds for me!