Meet Sammy Moore

Sammy Moore is a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders. Moore is dedicated to her field of study, and is involved in many activities on campus. She is a member of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Order of Omega and the Kanas State Student Speech Language Hearing Association. She is also a lab leader for juniors in the Disorders of Articulation and Phonology course, an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Debra Burnett’s Child Language Lab and a drama therapy assistant for Barrier-Free Theatre. She also works on campus as a student office assistant for the Economics Department.

Moore is currently applying to graduate school to get her master’s degree in speech and language pathology. She hopes to get accepted into a graduate school to continue her education next fall.

Along with being involved on campus, Moore has made a huge impact on Kappa Alpha Theta in her four years of membership.

“Theta means becoming the best possible version of yourself,” Moore said. “Theta has encouraged me to do this through my academics, service, friendships, and daily life. I’ve enjoyed being in an organization much bigger than myself, and seeing the effect we can all have on each other and the world around us.”

Moore said that the biggest lesson she has learned from being in Theta is how to love and be loved in a friendship.

“Theta offers the chance for the purest form of friendship, which is unlike many others I’ve experienced in the past,” Moore said. “I’m willing to do nearly anything for my friends and it’s such a great feeling to have that in return.”

Moore advises younger members be open to new friendships in Theta, and to be willing to try new things.

“Take the time to sit by new people at dinner, room with someone you don’t know well, and get to know as many people as you can,” Moore said. “You never know what will happen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Founder’s Day

Jan. 27, 2016, Manhattan, Kansas— Kappa Alpha Theta’s Founder’s Day celebrates and honors the four founders who created an opportunity for women to be leaders on their campuses, in their communities and in their professions. Bettie Locke, Alice Allen, Bettie Tipton and Hannah Fitch founded Kappa Alpha Theta on Jan. 27, 1870.

Being a Theta leads women to life long friendships, unique experiences and the opportunity to set goals for themselves. The founders of Theta demonstrated the highest level of personal excellence, and have continued to make an impact in the lives of women over 100 years later.

“Being a part of Theta has given me the opportunity to practice leadership not only through holding a position, but also in my everyday life by challenging me to always be the best display of a leading woman I can possibly be,” Amy Prieb, sophomore in industrial engineering, said.

Theta now has more than 250,000 initiated members and over 130 college chapters at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

Kappa Alpha Theta’s mission is yesterday, today and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life.

“To me, our mission statement means giving everyone the chance to grow throughout their lifetime,” Abby Krstulic, junior in hospitality management, said. “It exists to help you find your friends and your passions in college and gives you the opportunity to continue growing past college.”

Today, we honor the lives of the women who have inspired us to be leading women on our campus, in our community and in our professions.

“I am thankful for Theta because it has brought me a best friend that I never had in high school,” Joni Sheets, freshman in elementary education, said. “Theta is not the typical sorority girls. We are a great example in our community, on campus, and in our daily lives and I am so glad to be a part of this sisterhood.”