Sigma Kappa

Chapter Officers

Chapter Officers

Makenzie Schurk

President

As chapter president I work closely with the executive council to ensure that officers and chairmen are performing their jobs as outlined in their respective handbooks. I also preside at formal and informal chapter meetings, executive council meetings and all ritual ceremonies. While also ensuring the chapter upholds the ideals and traditions of Sigma Kappa and guards the ritual and private documents of the Sorority. I am knowledgeable about all policies and procedures while also working closely with the Advisory Board Supervisor and other alumnae volunteers. Lastly, I serve as the official representative of Sigma Kappa on campus at Iowa State University.

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Event Management
  • Minors: General Business & Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: My favorite thing about Sigma Kappa is all the connections I've made throughout my experience. I've had the opportunity to meet women from all around the country with all different backgrounds who share the same values like myself.

Kate McInroy

Vice President of Programming

I organize and prepare programming for our chapter. I create Member Enrichments which are held every other week, I share Respect Topics with our chapter, and create and oversee committees that help run our chapter.

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Sociology and Child, Adult, and Family Services
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: Getting to know my sisters and do activities together that Sigma Kappa offers.

Taeghan Sharpe

Vice President of Standards and Values

I make sure everyone in Sigma Kappa upholds the values of our chapter by holding members accountable. I also recognize women who are outstanding members. I enforce safety within the chapter and am in charge of rewriting the Code of Conduct when needed.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Kinesiology and Health
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: My favorite thing is the diversity between the women. There are a variety of personalities, majors, and backgrounds represented, yet we are all able to bond with one another. I also like our competitive spirit that comes out during Greek Week and Hom

Maria Determan

Vice President of Communications and Operations

I take minutes at every Formal Chapter, Member Enrichment, and Executive Council meetings. I also take attendance at all functions and keep track of points for all members. I update the membership status and keep track of the chapter roster.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: All the movie and game nights held in the Chappy

Emma Hjelle

Panhellenic Delegate

I attend Delegate Meetings put on by our Collegiate Panhellenic Council and I am a liaison between Sigma Kappa and our college Panhellenic. I also host Sister Socials with our sister pairing for the semester.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Business Marketing
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: All of the amazing friendships I have gained and the confidence I have developed from being involved within our chapter.

Britney Nguyen

Vice President of New Member Education

As New Member Educator, I mentor all new members and lead them through the promise program. I plan and execute bid day, plan out the heart sister program, initiation, and all new member events/ activities.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Event Management
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: I love all of the connections that I’ve made and the opportunities sigma kappa has given me. I’ve been able to truly live out sigma kappas values, especially personal growth.

Kathryn Huff

Vice President of Finance

As the Vice President of Finance, I create a budget for Sigma Kappa for the next school year, bill out chapter dues and other miscellaneous fees to members on Billhighway, hold AFS meetings with members if they have fallen behind with their payments, work with NHC on housing agreements, and code prepaid card transactions.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Accounting
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: Always having someone to put a smile on my face on bad days or times when I am stressed

Alexis Burrows

Vice President of Membership

I am in charge of membership for Sigma Kappa. This includes planning primary recruitment, preparing our members to execute recruitment, as well as working with the COB chair and VPNME for informal recruitment in both the fall and spring.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Entrepreneurship
  • Minor: Advertising
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: My favorite part about Sigma Kappa is the way the chapter pushes their members to become the best leaders they can be. I have never once felt out of place within Sigma Kappa.

Claire Stalzer

Vice President of Alumni Relations

In my position I take care of all things alumnae related. I take care of planning events for them this includes Founders Day and small alumnae events. I also keep them up to date on things happening with our chapter and all things ISU. I also plan Ladies Weekend and Dudes Day this happens once a semester and I create a day dedicated to the special ladies and dudes in your life. I also take care of the seniors going through Order of the triangle and make sure they know everything about going alum and joining an alumnae chapter near them. These are the many parts that go into being the VPAR of Sigma Kappa.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: My favorite part about Sigma Kappa is the forever friendships I have made with so many wonderful people. I never thought a group of girls could change my life like this but I was mistaken and I couldn't be happier.

Ava Grev

Vice President of Academic Excellence

As Vice President of Academic Excellence, I make sure the Alpha Epsilon chapter is meeting our GPA requirement, helping members reach their academic goals, and motivate them to do better in school. I also supply resources to help each member succeed academically, as well as, benefit their mental health.

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Linguistics
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: My favorite thing about Sigma Kappa is all the amazing women I've met and the memories I've made with them!

Allie Ziniti

Vice President of Philanthropic Services

As the Vice President of Philanthropic Services, I am in charge of Sigma Kappa's spring and fall philanthropy events. I plan and execute these events that members of our Greek community attend and our national philanthropies receive profits from. I also organize our Day of Service, Week of Giving, Adopt-A-Highway events, where our women clean up a mile of our local highway, and overall I educate our members on our five philanthropies.

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Child Development and Family Services
  • Favorite thing about Sigma Kappa: My favorite thing about Sigma Kappa is being surrounded by women who push me to be the best version of me I can be and constantly keep me laughing. I love that I can be myself in Sigma Kappa.