Spring 2014 Initiation

Recently, the Alpha Chi Omega Beta Xi chapter accepted and had six wonderful women initiated into the Beta Xi chapter. 

Katie Rees               Cyndee Claphanson          Anna Meppen

Sara Arrowood       Heidi Hibbard                  Christian Smith

"I'm from Ohio and I come from a pretty big family, I love spending time with them! I enjoy being involved with the arts and I'm currently studying graphic design. Being away from my family was difficult, I joined alpha chi not knowing what to expect and I ended up finding a group of girls who I love being around. I'm excited to see what the future holds for me in this organization and the relationships I will make through alpha chi!" -Sara Arrowood

"I'm from East Nassau, New York. I am so grateful to be a part of this sisterhood with all of you and I never thought I'd come this far but I am so glad I made the decision to become a part of alpha chi omega! You girls have helped me so much and have such an impact on me! I can't wait to form more memories with some of you and get to know some of you better! Love you all!" -Anna Meppen

"I was born in Georgia. I love sports! My major is athletic training or sports management because I love football! I joined alpha chi because Ashley and Brooke were always such great friends to me and would also be overly nice to me and seeing how close everyone is in alpha chi made me want to be apart of such a amazing thing!"- Christian Smith

"My name's Katie Rees, I'm a legacy but that is not the reason I joined alpha chi omega. I joined because of the people, the commitment, the sisterhood, the service, and the opportunities. It was completely my decision and it's a perk to have my mom be excited for me and to share that bond with her. I am a freshman and am majoring in nutrition sciences and hope to go on to PA school. I love tennis and the outdoors. I hope that alpha chi can give me the leadership and service that I love." -Katie Rees

"My name is Cynthia Claphanson but I go by Cyndee. I'm a freshman here at USU studying business to become an event planner. My dream is to one day be a wedding planner for Disney world. I'm an only child military brat. I was born in California, raised in England, went to high school in Las Vegas, and now I'm here! I was a swimmer and cross country runner in high school and I love art. I'm super social so please introduce yourself if we haven't already met!" -Cyndee Claphanson

"I grew up in Iowa, but, I consider Switzerland home because I went to school there and my family still lives there. My major was dietetics/food science but now I'm thinking of changing it to exercise science. I joined alpha chi because I've always wanted to be in a sorority and I really liked the girls that i knew that were alpha chis. I'm excited to get to know all of the girls better and to really feel like I'm a part of the sisterhood." -Heidi Hibbard

Big- Little reveal was a success right before our Lyre Week.  Congrats to the new Big-Little relationships we have in our chapter! It's always nice to have a big sister to look up to and to know that they are always there for you. Big-Little reveal is so special and brings sisterly bonds even closer together! Congrats ladies!

Overall, the Beta Xi chapter is super excited to have 6 new sisters. We have had a great semester so far. Our philanthropy was a success, our leadership has guided us so well, and our sisterhood has stayed strong. This past lyre week was a success as well, and we officially have 6 newly initiated members. We look forward to the memories that will be made with sisters and a good solid finish this semester.

P.S. Keep posted for the blog post spotlighting our 2014 seniors!

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