AXΩ Beta Xi Sister Spotlight - Corrie Oortman

Corrie Oortman
What are you studying?
Interior design

Where are you from?
Marietta, GA

What is your favorite food?
Tacos, always

How do you like to spend your spare time?
Watching netflix, going to the gym, and listening to music.

Who is someone special in your life right now?
My sisters, of course!

What's something most people don't know about you?
I can wiggle my ears!

Why did you choose USU?
When I came to visit campus I just had a good feeling!

Why alpha chi?
When I set foot in the alpha chi house, I felt home. Even before I got to know any of the girls.

What is the best part of alpha chi?
The sisterhood. A sister is always there for you, no matter the circumstances.

Special shout out to 3 random sisters that first come to mind today?
My big Ashley, for being a big part of the reason I’ve grown to love alpha chi so much, my little Allie, for teaching me a lot about responsibility and bringing a lot of light and laughter into my life, and Alli Stas, for always making me laugh and always keeping it classy.

Who are your heroes or inspirations?
Tina fey has always been an inspiration/hero to me. She’s so freaking funny and takes girl power to a whole new level.

What is the best advice you can give someone or that you have received?
The best advice I’ve ever received is, “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this".

How have you changed in the past few years?
I’ve discovered a lot about myself and my values as I’ve experienced my first years of college and Greek life. I’ve learned a lot about who I want to surround myself with and how to take responsibility for myself and my actions.

What’s something you’ve been really excited about lately?
Fall Panhellenic recruitment!

What does your future hold?
More school, for now! :) Eventually, I hope to move back to the south and start a family!

What sisters have to say about Corrie:

"Corrie is really funny, smart, and very dedicated to Alpha Chi." - Jenny Wilson

"Corrie and I have a relationship that I cherish very much. We always greet each other with sarcasm and she can always make me laugh. I know if I needed her at 3 AM that she would be there in a heartbeat. Corrie is very driven, intelligent, hilarious, and she has so much love for her sisters and Alpha Chi. She was the first person from my pledge class that I became friends with on Bid Day. She can always put a smile on my face and make anyone laugh with her ridiculous jokes. Corrie is an amazing sister who shows her love and loyalty to our sisterhood through staying involved in each sisters life and living ritual day in and day out." - Emma Smith

"Ever since bid day in the fall I knew I wanted Corrie to be my little. Ever since then Corrie has been such an amazing sister not only to me, but to everyone in our chapter. I've seen her grow so much this past year and I can't wait to see what everything she'll continue to do for our chapter. I'm so thankful to have her in my life and to be roomies with her this summer! I'm so thankful and I can her my little and I love her so much! I love my little schwee!" - Ashley MacPherson