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 70+ 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 everyone! My name is Claire Arana and I am this years Vice President of New Member Education and I can't wait to help our future sisters on this exciting journey into our sisterhood! I am a senior marketing major with an emphasis on business technologies and I ultimately want to work on social media marketing after I graduate. I am from Naperville, IL and love how this sisterhood makes this small town feel like home. I chose Tri Sigma because of the 70+ empowered women that made me feel at home from the instant we started talking. When you know, you know, and I got that feeling at the big White House on the hill. The thought of sorority life was scary to think about but I'm thankful everyday that I gave it a try. Within our chapter I have held multiple positions since Fall 2013: Public Relations, Alumni Relations/ Founder's Day, House Manager, Apparel, Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment and now VP of New Member Education. I can't begin to explain how much everyone of these positions have made me a better women, but also helped me learn and grow as a better leader. "If being in a sorority means I paid for my friends, then I clearly didn't pay enough"
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 Hello! My name is Jenny Gallegos and I’m the new Recruitment Director for 2017! This has been one of my goals since the moment I joined Tri Sigma. I’m from Naperville, Illinois, a suburb outside of Chicago. I am currently a Junior studying Law Enforcement with a minor in Spanish at Western Illinois University. Tri Sigma has by far been the best decision I have ever made. Growing up with four siblings made me a home body, the Big White House on the hill quickly became my home away from home. Along the way I have met women I now call my best friends. Tri Sigma has allowed me to grow, has pushed me to try my best in life, try my hardest in academics, and has taught me leadership skills that will benefit me in the future. This year I am very excited to get started meeting women who are interested in joining Greek life here on campus! I am a people person, I love meeting new people and conversing about anything and everything. I love laughing until my tummy hurts. During my free time I enjoy napping, watching Netflix, and spending time with my friends! Which usually ends up with us driving to Italian Express here in Macomb. Which by the way is my favorite restaurant but I won’t get into all that! Tri Sigma is the reason I stayed here at Western. I thought I would never get over being home sick. Trust me I did and now here I am soaking in every last moment I have in the Big White House on the hill. I want to make the house I call home, a home for other women! “Greek life is nothing you expected but everything you were looking for”
Hi Everybody, My name is Michaela Rovinski and I am a junior here at Western Illinois University. I started out here majoring in Psychology, but decided that wasn’t the route I wanted to go. I changed my major to Communication with a minor in Psychology. I love it and couldn’t be happier with my choice. This year I have the privilege of serving as Tri Sigma’s Secretary. Joining Tri Sigma has been an amazing experience. It has given me leadership opportunities, my best friends, and connections I would have never had without joining this amazing organization. I currently do not live in state, so I can’t go home very often. My sisters in this organization have helped me get through tough times when I am feeling homesick. I do not think I would still be here at Western if it wasn’t for them. Other than Tri Sigma I am also a member of the honors college, which gives me opportunities to work closely with staff members in my major, to complete projects that will further my knowledge in my major’s subject. In my free time I spend lots of time hanging out with my friends. My favorite times are spent laughing with my closest friends. I also enjoy reading (occasionally) and eating. Food is definitely one of my weaknesses. I don’t even think I could pick just one because I love them all. Tri Sigma truly is one of my best life choices. It has added so much to my character and the person that I am today. I am so thankful for this opportunity that was given to me. Without my organization I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today.
Hi everyone! My name is Maggie Walsh and I’m the Education Director for 2016. I am currently a senior at Western Illinois University with a major in Political Science with a Pre-Law emphasis and a minor in Legal Studies. In addition to my position as Education Director for Tri Sigma, I serve as Treasurer for Rho Lambda as well as being a member of the Council on Student Activity Fees (CSAF). I am a born and raised Chicagoan with a love for hotdogs (mustard only, of course). I enjoy long runs, and in the near future I hope to run a half marathon. I love anything and everything to do with makeup. I also love spicy food and anything fried. Tri Sigma has blessed me in so many ways, and I will be eternally grateful for all the Tri Sigma has given me.
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.