Marjolyn Varano

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Marjolyn Varano
Before her birthday party in Spring 2009
Name Marjolyn Varano
Chapter Delta Kappa
University of North Texas
Date Inducted Fall 2008
Roll Number ΔΚ 184 LIA, ABP
Alumni Chapter/Assoc N/a
Honorary Member N/a
Major Drawing & Painting
Birthdate April 28, 1989
Spouse N/A
Nicknames MJ
Awards Most Exemplary Brother(S'09), Most Creative Brother(F'09), Brother of the Month(Nov '09), Most Reliable Brother(S'10), "I'll Be There For You" Award(S'10), Ms. Phi Sigma Pi(S'10, F'10, S'11, F'11), Superfunnest Event Award(S'10)

Marjolyn Varano (born 28 April 1989) is an Alumni Member of Delta Kappa Chapter (ΔΚ 184) at the University of North Texas.

How It All Began

Marjolyn decided to attend the University of North Texas after falling in love with the campus and community during a tour. After spending her Freshman year participating in the Residence Hall Association as the Representative for Kerr Hall, she decided to find a new organization with which to spend her time.

At the beginning of Fall 2008, as she walked through the University Union, she saw a table advertising Phi Sigma Pi's rush week. She was in a hurry, so she quickly stopped, picked up a small flyer, and asked the Brothers at the table to give her a quick explanation of the Fraternity. The Brothers at the table were a bit taken aback by her abruptness, but gave her the general pitch, and she went on her way, excited about rushing. When she got back to her dorm that afternoon, she told her roommate, Kristy Arseneaux, that she was going to rush Phi Sigma Pi for the semester and invited her to join her at a rush event. Marjolyn was sure to ask the rush advisor, Michelle Rodgers, all kinds of questions about the Brotherhood and became extremely dedicated to joining.

Both Kristy Arseneaux and Marjolyn became members of the Rho initiate class and were officially inducted into the Delta Kappa Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi at the end of the Fall 2008 semester.

Marjolyn at a Delta Kappa retreat during Spring 2011.
Marjolyn (front middle) with the first class of Leadership in Action Certified Brothers.

Leadership Positions Held

Regional Involvement

National Involvement

Michelle Rodgers, Kyle Williams and Marjolyn pose for a photograph at the 2011 National Convention in Washington, D.C.

Bigs and Littles

Marjolyn with her Little, Gonzalo, at Delta Kappa's Ten Year Anniversary banquet in 2009.

Marjolyn's Big Brother is Hunter Rauso.

Marjolyn also has a Twin, Staci Travis.

Marjolyn with her Little, Zoe, at the 2011 Lonestar Regional Conference in San Antonio.

Marjolyn has 3 Little Brothers:

  • Nick Overbeck, Alumni, graduated Spring '11 (Spring 2009)
  • Gonzalo Maturino, Alumni, graduated Fall '10 (Fall 2009)
  • Zoe Spangler, Alumni, graduated Spring '12 (Spring 2010)

The Rest of the Family:

Some Extended Family:

  • Grand-Big: Caryn May, who was Audrey Shivers's & Hunter Rauso's big.
  • Audrey Shivers -> Stephen Kurtz -> Lauren Puls -> Austyn Slavych.
Marjolyn with her Little, Nick, at DK's Spring 2012 banquet.

Further Resources

  • None at this time.

Other Interesting Facts

After college:

  • Marjolyn now lives in Austin, TX. She has begun a business painting pet portraits in oil while working full time at Marsh USA Inc.
  • She enjoys completing cross stitch projects for herself and friends.
  • She is a proud Hufflepuff.

Some college facts:

  • Marjolyn lived with the alumni extraordinaire Michelle Rodgers 2010-2011.
  • Marjolyn was an Orientation Leader at the University of North Texas during the Summer of 2011.
  • She has a minor in Hospitality Management.
  • She helped to revive the Meritum Mortar Board Chapter at UNT in her final semesters.

As for some stuff about her in high school:

  • She qualified for the state level of the Visual Arts Scholastic Event all four years of high school with two pieces each year -- She received state medals at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event for 5 out of the 8 state qualifying pieces.
  • She was a member of the cast of her high school's only UIL state-qualifying One-Act Play, performing the play "The Land of the Dragon", and also participated in musical theater for 3 summers as a kid.