Gamma Eta Chapter

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Gamma Eta Chapter (Founded 3 March 1996) is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Chapter is a member of the Southeast Region.

Gamma Eta, Spring 2015

Chapter History

Founding

Gamma Eta was founded March 3, 1996

Gamma Eta History

The early semesters of the Gamma Eta chapter were marked by large rush classes. Though the size of the rush classes have dwindled, the members of the rush classes have developed closer ties with the Gamma Eta brothers as the chapter strives for quality over quantity with their initiate classes.

In the Spring of 2008 Gamma Eta inducted it's Omega class, thus finishing the Greek Alphabet and restarted in the Fall of 2008 with the Alpha Alpha class (self-named the Awesome Awesome class).

In more recent years, Gamma Eta has been gaining greater recognition on the Florida State campus, and actively participates in campus events including FSU's Homecoming, Dance Marathon, and Relay for Life. Additionally, Gamma Eta has placed in their division for all of these events.

Past Chapter Presidents

  • Sonal Pandya (2001-2002)
  • Mickey Damelio (2002-2003)
  • Alissa Doughty (2003-2005)
  • Jessica Helkin (2005-2006)
  • Jason Patzwald (2006-2007)
  • Allison Hirschkowitz (2007-2008)
  • Alejandra Arias (2008-2009)
  • Eryn Jones (2009-2010)
  • Mike Uhler (2010-2011
  • Manda East (2011-2012)
  • Emily Goodwin (2012-2013)
  • Stuart Klein (2013-2015)
  • Leah Genn (2015-2016)
  • Andre Weir (2016-2017)

Past Executive Boards

2011-2012

  • President: Manda East
  • Vice President: Alberto Lopez
  • Secretary: Heather Arnold
  • Initiate Advisor: Corie Greenberg
  • Treasurer: Lizzy Lopez and Kelly Hamlet
  • Historian: Sam Mosely
  • Parliamentarian: Jamie Price

2012-2013

  • President: Emily Goodwin
  • Vice President: Kate Lopez and Stuart Klein
  • Secretary: Kristen Porter
  • Initiate Advisor: Erica Mandry
  • Treasurer: Chelsea Cunningham
  • Historian: Lita Dudley
  • Parliamentarian: Alex Azoulay

2013-2014

  • President: Stuart Klein
  • Vice President: John Sizemore and Katie Koehler
  • Secretary: Leah Genn
  • Treasurer: Zach Martin
  • Initiate Advisor: Lauren Burkett
  • Historian: Marinna Ward
  • Parliamentarian: Jordan Anderson and Tiffany Shaw
  • Regional Delegate: Priscila Parada

2014-2015

  • President: Stuart Klein
  • Vice President: Leah Genn
  • Secretary: Victoria Sexton
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Finnigan
  • Initiate Advisors: Sara Schluender and Charlie Lafer
  • Historian: Kylie Boothe
  • Parliamentarian: John Sizemore
  • Regional Delegate: Priscila Parada
  • Brother at Large: Andre Weir

2015-2016

  • President: Leah Genn
  • Vice President: Jessica Chui and Jakeyah Gadson
  • Secretary: Celine Nagales
  • Treasurer: David King
  • Initiate Advisor: Tiffany Shaw
  • Historian: Amanda Anderson
  • Parliamentarian: Kyle Violette
  • Regional Delegate: Caitlin Murphy
  • Brother at Large: Andre Weir

2016-2017

    • President: Andre Weir
    • Vice President: Alexis Clay
    • Secretary: Sara Schulender
    • Treasurer: Zach Fisk
    • Initiate Advisor: Leah Burkett and Lauren Butler
    • Historian: Christina Quinlan
    • Parliamentarian: Alene Pohly
    • Regional Delegate: Celine Nagales
    • Brother at Large: Baillie Ward
    • Recruitment Advisors: Jacob Evrett and Felicity Warner

Initiate Classes

Main Article: List of Gamma Eta Chapter Initiate Classes


Chapter Events & Activities

Hayride

Hayride 2011
Each fall Gamma Eta hosts a Hayride weekend as an Alumni/ICR event. This event is usually takes place in October or early November. The weekend kicks off with a party to welcome our out-of-town guests, and also serves as a reunion party for our alumni. The following day the brothers participate in a service event and scholarship event. These events have ranged from park clean-ups to writing letters to soldiers, and from cooking classes to museum visits. The weekend culminates with nighttime trip to a local farm where the brothers gather around a bonfire, eat dinner, and roast marshmallows in anticipation of the night's big event: the Hayride (often accompanied by scary stories, told by the farm owners).

Family Olympics

Family Olympics is an Alumni Event that has recently been held in the Spring Semester. It is held on a sunny weekend afternoon where the Hendricks, McClure, and Phillips Families compete to win the Family Olympics Cup! Games include team bonding activities and athletic events! The Hendricks Family won the 2014 Family Olympics held at Tom Brown Park!
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Hendricks Family at Family Olympics 2014

Formal

Formal occurs every year in the Fall Semester. As a Fellowship Event, Brothers dress up and enjoy a nice meal at the Eagle Eye Country Club in Tallahassee, FL. Superlatives are given out for categories such as Best Big/Little, Most Likely to Become President, and Most Memorable!

Relay for Life

Our Chapter works hard to fundraise and participate in Relay for Life at FSU! Each Spring, our Brothers raise money for the American Cancer Society and have fun engaging in the Relay for Life fundraisers and events. We can't wait to take part in this year's Relay for Life on April 10th, 2015!

Chapter Honors and Awards

National Awards

University Awards

  • 3rd Place Dance Marathon (2004)
  • 2nd Place Homecoming (2006, 2007)

The Current Chapter

Active Brothers and Class

Current Officers

  • E-Board
    • President: Jennifer Ketcham
    • Vice President: Aly Kapper
    • Secretary: Sara Grisiaffii
    • Treasurer: Maddie Meehan
    • Initiate Advisor: Lauren Butler and Clancy Apgar
    • Historian: Leah Utt
    • Parliamentarian: Lauren Butler
    • Regional Delegate: Andrea Montoya
    • Brother at Large: Lilly Rhomadka
    • Recruitment Advisors: Felicity Warner and Izzy Izore
  • E-Council
    • Scholarship Chair: Stephanie Stevens
    • Leadership Chair: Clancy Apgar
    • Fellowship Chair: Samantha Gonzalez
    • Public Relations Chair: Audrey Wheeler and Leda Estrine
    • Fundraising Chair: Aspen Foltz
    • Alumni Chair: Jenn Ketcham
    • Webmaster: Kaila Snow
    • Risk Management: Amber Cartier
    • Alumni Advisors: Rachel Newton and Dylan Bukaweski

Gamma Eta Seminoles in Action

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