Lacey Hopper (left, Zeta Tau Alpha, Applied Psychology '09), Mandi Pitt (center, Alpha Sigma Tau, History '09), and Laura Bailey (right, Alpha Xi Delta, Psychology '09), were each recognized on April 18th at the Memphis Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association Annual Scholarship Luncheon as the graduating senior with the highest GPA in her respective organization. Mandi Pitt was also recognized as CBU's graduating Panhellenic woman with the highest GPA.
Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, held it's annual "Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit" volleyball tournament, raising over $500 for the Church Health Center. Team 1 included Victoria Bujalski, Christina Brown ('06), David Tran ('06), Nick Watkins, Kristi Prevost, and Antony Eddy. Team 2 included Kathleen Nelson, Natalie Hurt, Matt Charles, Dione Smith, Justin Gallagher, and Matt Morgan. In a close game, Team 1 beat out Team 2, and a combination of the teams went on to play the faculty. Coached by Dr. Mary Ogilvie, the team included Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Science), Lynda Miller (Biology), Chris Reid ('08), Dr. Johnny Holmes (Dean, School of Sciences), Dr. John Varriano (Physics), Ken Massa (Human Resources), Brother Francisco Martin (Literature & Languages), Matt Morgan ('07), and Gene McGinnis (Civil Engineering). The teachers took the first match, but the students came back to win the second. In a close third match to win the game, the students won by two points. A great time was had by all! Beta Beta Beta also would like to give a special thanks to the announcer for the night, Jeremy Armstrong; the referee, Hannah Orendorf; and the singer of the national anthem, Jessie Wortham. The fundraiser was organized by Antony Eddy, who was also voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Congratulations on a great job, Antony!
CBU faculty and staff: The "Spring Exhibition of Student Work" will be held at Fairview Middle School on April 28. The school will be opened at 7:30 a.m., but students will not be present until 8:30. I am once again calling on your assistance. Please mark your calendars and try to attend. We need at least 25 CBU volunteers to visit the school. Anytime that you can commit on this special day will be greatly appreciated. If you did not visit Fairview in the fall, you are in for a real treat! If you did participate, this exhibition should prove to be even better! Please download the application as soon as possible and drop this off at the front desk in Kenrick 105 with Andrea Payne. To learn more and to view the training video, visit the Memphis City Schools website. Be a hero and make a difference in the life of a child!