October has been a frantic, but very fun month here at SUNY Oneonta and especially for Sigma Gamma Phi! We are excited to have won the window painting contest and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We also have six amazing new sisters and we recently had a very eventful Family Weekend where many of us were able to meet each other’s families. It was a fun weekend that ended with a dinner celebration at Stella Luna’s.
A few of us participated in the Mr. and Miss Oneonta Pageant by being judges and our very own Claire Connolly participated as Miss Sigma Gamma Phi. With multiple outfits and creative questions, it was very fun for all of us to watch as well as to be a part of. The beautiful Britany Thomas of Lamba Theta Alpha and handsome Travis Gardner of Phi Beta Sigma took the crowns of Mr. and Miss Oneonta.
In other exciting news – 5 of our sisters – Allison Clearwater, Kristen Maggio, Claire Connolly, Erin Fitzpatrick, and Jessica Samplaski have been initiated into Order of Omega which is a National Greek Honor Society that recognizes Greeks across campus who have achieved a high standard of leadership through activities within Greek life as well as outside of it.Many of us have also participated in Order of Omega’s Halloween Carnival and Halloween in the Halls. The carnival was fun and we saw many children dressed in costumes! We provided candy and Halloween themed coloring pages. Between the carnival and walking children from building to building to trick or treat – we had a great time helping out!