Meet Heather Albers

Heather Albers is a senior from Warrensburg, Missouri majoring in Apparel and Textiles Marketing. She said that when she came to college, she wasn’t totally sure of what to major in so after many conversations with her mom she decided to follow in her footsteps and study what her mother studied in college. Her dream job is to become a buyer for a retail company in the near future.

When Albers is not in class, she stays busy on campus being a part of numerous organizations and clubs. She is a member of Student Governing Association, Union Program Council, Human Ecology College Council, Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance, Sportsmanship Committee, Campus Imitative Workgroup and the Human Ecology Mentorship Program.

Albers explained her reasoning for being so involved and how it benefited her college experience.

“I love being involved on campus!” said Albers. “I have found out that being involved makes me more efficient with my time and it’s a great opportunity to meet a variety of different people which is always fun to do.”

Being involved on campus was not the only benefit to her college experience thanks to her Theta sisters.

“Theta really helped me get out of my comfort zone.” said Albers. “When I came to K-State my freshman year I didn’t know anyone on campus and thankfully Theta helped me do more than meet people – it introduced me to some of my best friends.”

Not only has Theta given Albers some of her best friends, but has also helped her become the leading woman that she was meant to be.

“I always like to say that I didn’t choose Theta, Theta choose me,” said Albers. “Theta has helped shape me into the woman I am today, and had it not been for Theta, I honestly don’t think I would’ve had as much success in college as I have had. Also, my aunt was in Theta at K-State and it has been a really amazing sharing that experience with her.”

Once this semester wraps up, Albers is ready to tackle the fashion industry for the summer.

“I’ve been applying for internships from the east to west coast so it’s to be determined where I’ll be this summer, but I’m very excited to finally be working in the fashion industry!” said Albers.

Here are some fun facts about Heather Albers!

  • She has not one, not two, but THREE minors! She is minoring in statistics, business and leadership studies. When it came to adding her minors, she found topics that she was passionate about and her parents were fully supportive of adding multiple minors – even if they are somewhat random – so she was able to learn more about subjects she enjoys.
  • Her favorite sonic drink is a raspberry lemonade – easy on the ice, though.
  • Albers loves dogs and already knows that she wants a golden retriever to be her first dog.
  • Her favorite K-State memory was K-State vs. Auburn game her freshman year.

 

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Meet Abby Basham

Abby Basham is a senior from Eureka, Kansas majoring in Psychology with a minor in Italian. She chose to major in psychology due to her interests in how people think and make decisions. Basham has always been the friend everyone goes to for advice so she knew that psychology was the path she should follow. Her dream job would be working with either serial killers and figuring out why they do what they do, or owning her own clinic and counseling anxiety disorders

When not working hard on her psychology studies, Basham likes to stay involved with Kansas State as much as she can. She is the president of Golden Key, vice president of Psi Chi, and helps with Dr, Young, the department head of Psychology, in a lab.

“They’ve been great resume builders but they’ve also helped me learn how to lead effectively and manage my time,” said Basham.

Basham believes that Theta helped her become more involved, but also gave her so many opportunities to give back.

“Its inspired me to get involved and shown me different ways I could do that,” said Basham. “It also gave me community service options, which always make me feel better giving my time to help others.”

While she only has a few more months left with her sisters, Theta continues to make a positive influence.

“Everyone I’ve met and interacted with at Theta has impacted me positively, ” said Basham. “Getting to know so many girls who follow their dreams and get involved in so many different cool things, plus make a huge difference in leadership positions on campus, is so inspiring! It pushes me to reach for my own dreams without hesitation.”

Basham loved Theta’s positive influence towards making her into the leading woman that she is today, however, that was not the only reason why she decided to join the sisterhood of Kappa Alpha Theta.

“They were the only place I walked into and thought ‘I’m at home’,” said Basham. “They were the girls I could see myself screaming at the TV with during sporting events and walking around in sweats in front of. Theta had the most relatable and down to earth girls which I didn’t connect with anywhere else.”

Here are some fun facts about Abby Basham!

  • Abby was recently accepted into Florida State to continue her higher education and work on getting her masters! Congratulations!
  • Her favorite K-State memory was winning homecoming her sophomore year.
  • Basham stays involved with her hometown with a school supply drive. She said that seeing kids get the supplies they couldn’t afford is the best feeling.
  • Her favorite sonic drink is a Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper.
  • Basham is looking forward to spending time with her family this upcoming summer.

Meet Brianna White

Brianna White is a senior majoring in Biological Systems Engineering. She chose this major because she likes to study biology and problem solve so she gets a mixture of both within her classes. Brianna has one more year at Kansas State after this semester and is planning on either applying to medical school or graduate school for biomedical engineering.

On top of being an engineering student, White is the co-president of the club softball team for K-State, a tutor, member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and also spent last semester and summer working in a research lab on campus. These positions, as well as being a leading woman for Theta, have allowed her to progress with her leadership.

“Being a co-president of the club softball team has taught me a lot about leadership. It has also been a lot of fun to go and compete against other colleges,” said White.

Along with being a leader for her own organizations, White mentioned how Theta helped her transition to Kansas State from her previous college.

“Being a transfer student, Theta helped me jump right in and meet tons of new people and make new connections,” said White. “When I’m surrounded by other women that are going out and being leaders on campus and in the community, it motivates me to do the same.”

When White isn’t making memories with her Theta sisters, she’s making more with her K-State family.

“My favorite K-State memory was this winter break when I got to watch the Cats beat UCLA at the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix,” said White.

As for White’s plans for the summer, she is not quite she what she wants to do but said that she is applying for research internships.

Here are some fun facts about Brianna White!

  • She is a Theta legacy!
  • White has a twin sister and younger sister who are also Thetas here at KSU.
  • Her favorite sonic drink is: Ocean Water.
  • White chose Theta because she values scholarship and leadership which are highly valued here at Kappa Alpha Theta.
  • One time she helped a Special Olympics softball team get ready for nationals!