Attendees of the 2018 National Convention gather for the official group photo.
Large group selfie taken by the National Council from the stage at the 2018 Leadership Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Angela Costley Harris (Alpha Beta, Purdue University) was elected National President at the 2016 National Convention. Her four-year term will end in 2020. Her long volunteer resume began in 2003 as a chapter advisor, eventually serving as a national vice president in 2008. Her dedication and love of Alpha Chi Omega and its members shows in her constant involvement throughout the years!
Past National Presidents came to headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana in August 2016. They pose together in the parlor at headquarters. Top left: Marsha King Grady (Alpha Upsilon, The University of Alabama), Donna Smith Chereck (Alpha Phi, The University of Texas at Austin), Diane Wilson Blackwelder (Omicron, Baker University), Julie Cain Burkhard (Beta Sigma, University of Georgia), Angela Costley Harris (Alpha Beta, Purdue University). Bottom left: Karen Aunan Miley (Alpha Lambda, University of Minnesota), Ellen Little Vanden Brink (Alpha, DePauw University), Judy Evans Anderson (Alpha Lambda, University of Minnesota).
Epsilon Chi (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) accepts the National Council Trophy award at the 2016 National Convention in Orlando, Florida. The chapter representative poses with the 2016 National Council members. From left to right: Dr. Mary Kacmarcik Baker (Delta Mu, University of Massachusetts), Jennifer Daurora (Delta, Allegheny College), Diane Wilson Blackwelder (Omicron, Baker University), Epsilon Chi representative, Angela Costley Harris (Alpha Beta, Purdue University), Mary McMurtry Winkler (Epsilon Zeta, Auburn University), Lynne Biggio Herndon (Alpha Upsilon, The University of Alabama).
Brief biographies are provided for four contributors to this issue of The Lyre.
February 2017, Angela Costley Harris announced a new inclusive position. In the past, we had no specific policy related to transgender students. If a student qualified to participate in the Panhellenic sorority recruitment process at their university, they were eligible for consideration as a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Many chapters and campuses across the country have requested more specific guidance and have indicated their desire to have the opportunity to consider transgender women for membership.
Newly elected National President Angela Costley Harris (Alpha Beta, Purdue University) announces her plan during her term of office.