Panhellenic Council experienced record setting retention during their Fall Formal Recruitment Process and welcomed 222 new women into their chapters.
Former Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment - Internal, Erica Brade (Sigma Sigma Sigma) is pictured to the right checking out capital improvement projects in Roberta Hall. Summer 2019 Renovations included new showers, updated bathroom fixtures and roof improvements.
Former Vice Presidents of Risk Management, Senior Mackenzie Baker (Sigma Kappa) and Senior Johan Senda (Sigma Phi Epsilon) are seen (left) being interviewed after successfully proposing and passing the new Greek Life Risk Management Policy at the Board of Regents meeting on December 12, 2019.
The updated policy may be found in the Northwest Policy Library at the following link: https://www.nwmissouri.edu/policies/student/Greek-Life-Risk-Management-Policy.pdf
This fall, Greek Life welcomed Jim Gulbranson into the Coordinator of Greek Life role. Jim, a native of Stuart, IA, is an alum of the University of South Dakota where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Prior to joining the Greek Life Office at Northwest, he earned his Masters in College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Central Missouri. In his role, Jim's primary focuses will be Interfraternity Council and Order of Omega.
Jim is pictured to the right with Megan DeShon-Runge, Assistant Director of Greek Life, at the 2019 Association of Fraternity / Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
Northwest Missouri State University Greek Life Office is excited to announce that we will be hosting the first ever MIAA & Friends Greek Executive Leadership Retreat on February 6 - 8, 2020.
We will welcome Greek student leaders from MIAA and neighboring institutions to participate in dialogue and collaboration to ensure a bright, safe and sustainable future for our Greek communities.
Speakers include Evelyn Piazza and Rae Ann Gruver, the mothers of Tim Piazza (Penn State) and Max Gruver (Louisiana State), respectively, who tragically lost their lives to hazing in 2017. We will also welcome Dr. Lori Hart of the Catalyst Agency and Lizz Carter Clark of College Moxie as featured keynote speakers.
Pictured left are Fraternity and Sorority professionals from the MIAA and partner institutions at the 2019 Association of Fraternity / Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting where they met to go over logistics for the inaugural MIAA Greek Executive Leadership Retreat.
Spring 2013 Initiate
Graduation Year 2016
BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies
Breanna has since written and published a book of Poetry with a correlating playlist of original songs Titled Her Favorite Playlist. Recently Breanna came and performed at Take Back the Night an event hosted by C.A.R.E to take a stand against relationship and sexual violence.
Emily is a great leader academically, in our sorority, and in the community. She won the Dorothy Shaw Leadership award, and was our 2019 President. She has also received many scholarships such as, the Haines Pre Pharmacy Scholarship, the Doug & Lisa Foster Scholarship, and the Homer Lemar Jr. Scholarship. Outside of Greek life she is involved in Order of Omega, SAACS, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, symphonic band, Bearcat Marching Band (section leader for flutes), and she works at HyVee as a Pharmacy Tech. She will be attending pharmacy school next fall, and we cannot see all that she will accomplish.
Senior pursuing a double major in Agricultural Business and Communication - Public Relations
Served the Missouri FFA Association as a State Vice President, getting the opportunity to travel the state putting on workshops, delivering speeches, and interacting with stakeholders in agriculture
Junior year helped plan homecoming events by being on Homecoming executive board.
Third generation Bearcat and Greek woman
Junior - Elementary Education and Special Education Double Major.
Mary served on our officer board as Vice President of New Member Education
Works in the Student Success Center of the library.
One of seven students on campus who participated in St. Jude’s Colden Pond Plunge.
Served on the staff of the United States Senator Chuck Grassley in his Washington D.C. office
Vice Noble Ruler of Finance- 1 term, Co-head of the Steer Show Committee- 3 terms, Chairman of the Constitution Committee- 1 term, and I have served on the IFC Judicial Board for 2 terms
Graduated with Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Northwest in 1999.
After college, he managed and improved several Red Lobsters until 2006.
He started his real estate career in 2006 during the middle of the recession.
Last summer, he played a realtor on HGTV's House Hunters Family.
Consistently in the top 1% of all realtors in Nebraska for number of homes sold annually
Lives in Papillion, NE with his wife, and three children, living his best life.
Sophomore studying Criminology with a minor in Psychology
Student Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion on campus
Involved in Student Senate, serving previously as the Freshman Class President, and currently as the Inclusion Committee Chair
Competes on the university Speech and Debate Team, The Speaking Bearcats
IFC President '91-92, VP Student Senate '92-93
Homecoming King '93
Belonged to a few University & Greek Honor Organizations
Byron began his career in 1994 at Union Pacific after receiving bachelor degrees in Marketing & Business Management from Northwest Missouri State University. His first Union Pacific Railroad assignment was in the Market Development & Sales Center where he was an Account Representative in the Metals, Minerals, Forest and Automotive Groups
Byron was the 2019 President of Union Pacific’s Black Employee Network (BEN). The mission of BEN is to work with senior leadership to retain and advance diversity with a key focus on the careers of black employees within Union Pacific.
Graduated in 2016, BS in Mathematics
Currently a Data Engineer III at Principal Financial Group primarily working in technical design for data integration/warehousing focusing on retirement data for reporting and analytical purposes.
Nick is a founding father of the re-chartering for Theta chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma. He is also a former chapter president for Sigma Tau Gamma
Meet the Interns
This newsletter would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Greek Life Interns! These Greek Leaders volunteer their time and talents to collecting information from each chapter and designing and assembling the newsletter so we are better able to share all of the great things happening in the Greek Community at Northwest.