Meredith VanDeursen

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Meredith VanDeursen
Name Meredith VanDeursen
Chapter Alpha Rho
Virginia Tech
Date Inducted November 2004
Roll Number ΑΡ 616
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Major Biology
Birthdate January 27, 1985
Nicknames Merbear
Awards Best Eyes, Best Family

Meredith A. VanDeursen (born 27 January 1985) is an Alumna of Alpha Rho Chapter (ΑΡ 616) at Virginia Tech.

Early Fraternity Life and Career

Meredith enrolled at Virginia Tech in Fall 2003 after graduating from James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia. As a sophomore, she rushed Phi Sigma Pi in Fall 2004. Meredith received a bid, and after a successful Initiation period, she was Inducted into the Chapter with the Alpha Beta Initiate Class in November 2004.

Collegiate Years at Alpha Rho Chapter

Meredith was active during her time as an undergraduate, serving on Alpha Rho's Executive Board for two years. Her junior year, Meredith was the Chapter's Historian, and during her senior year, Meredith succeeded her Big Brother Anndy Sanders in the role of Alumni Development Chair.

Outside of Phi Sigma Pi, Meredith's love of music led her to join Sensations, Virginia Tech's female a cappella group. The group was formed during Meredith's first semester of college and she was heavily involved until graduation, arranging several songs, singing solos, and serving as President of the group during her senior year.

Alumni Years to Present

After graduating from Virginia Tech in May 2007 with a degree in Biology, Meredith moved to Urbana, Illinois, enrolling at the University of Illinois for veterinary school.

National Involvement

  • Roadtrips
  • etc.

Bigs and Littles

Meredith's Big Brother is Anndy Sanders.

Meredith has 1 Little Brother:

Other Interesting Facts

  • Meredith's sang in the wedding of Alpha Rho brothers Jared and Jamie Peck
  • In August 2008, Meredith auditioned for American Idol Season 8 as part of the New York (East Rutherford, NJ) auditions
  • Meredith's musical talents extend beyond singing-- she is also an experienced pianist
  • Meredith was a competitive figure skater for much of her childhood and she continues to skate at local rinks in her spare time