Sunday, December 28, 2014

Newsletter: 2014 Wrap Up

We just sent out a newsletter with our Wrap Up of 2014. If you didn't receive it, you can view it here.

Sister Spotlight: Lindsay Butterfield

Sister Spotlight

Lindsay Butterfield

We have members who hail from all across the country. The Sister Spotlight section of the newsletter features a member each month. This month's sister that is spotlighted is Lindsay Butterfield a graduate of Oklahoma State University.

Name: Lindsay Butterfield

Chapter: Gamma Epsilon (Oklahoma State University)

Year Initiated: 2004

Hometown: Katy, Texas

How long have you lived in Austin?: 2 years

What do you do on a daily basis?: I currently work as a Research Analyst with the Texas Higher Education Policy Institute. I love being able to help inform higher education policy through our statewide research projects. It has really allowed me to grow and learn every day- which I love! I have also met some incredible people along the way and feel so lucky to have had such meaningful opportunities in this profession. 

What do you do in your free time?: In my free time I find my self taking weekend trips around Texas and outside of Texas. Next on the list is San Francisco! I also love hiking with my dog(child) Olivia and exploring all that Austin has to offer (especially the food scene). I still feel like I have so much to see and experience, but isn't that what makes Austin so great? 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself: In college I was an Au Pair for a family in Spain. It was one of the craziest things I ever did but also one of those most rewarding. It was an experience that shaped (and changed) how I view the world. It opened my eyes to different cultures, parenting styles, and languages. Some of my most treasured memories come from the time I spent there.

Why did you join BLB?: When I moved to Austin by myself for graduate school (and knew no one), I realized that I needed to take a break from the books and papers and start expanding my circle of friends in Austin. From my great experiences in past AXO alumni chapters, I knew that getting connected with BLB would be the perfect way to go. I love the idea that no matter where you move, you automatically have a connection with sisters who are a part of the bond we all share. BLB has definitely not let me down in that arena, and I am so grateful to be a part of an organization with such amazing, supportive women.

Monday, June 30, 2014

June Newsletter

We have started to send out a monthly newsletter via email. Check out the June Newsletter here.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sister Spotlight: Vickie Morgan

We have members who hail from all across the country. The Sister Spotlight section of the newsletter will feature a new member each month. This month's sister that is spotlighted is Vickie Morgan a graduate of Clemson University.

Name: Victoria (Vickie) Morgan

Chapter: Theta Lambda, Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina

Year Initiated: 2003

Hometown: Indialantic, Florida

How long have you lived in Austin? Just over 4 years

What do you do on a daily basis? I work as a Physical Therapist (DPT) at St. David's Rehabilitation Hospital on a Spinal Cord Injury/Neurological unit. I help teach people how to walk again, and I love it! :)

What do you do in your free time? I love dancing, working on our newly purchased home in East Austin, running/cycling, going to happy hour with my BLB sisters and friends, dressing up for theme parties (still re-living my college years, I guess), attending free outdoor shows around town, volunteering for the UT Chapter AXO Advisory Board, and selling Mary Kay cosmetics. In other words, I don't leave myself with very much "free time."

Tell us a fun fact about yourself: I auditioned for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance last year in New Orleans and had a BLAST making it to the second round!

Why did you join BLB?
I loved meeting my best friends through Alpha Chi in college, and I knew that I would find that same level of friendship and lifetime bond by getting involved with the Austin AXO contingent. I love hanging out with all my wonderful BLB ladies! :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Save the Date: Fashion Show

The Alpha Phi chapter's annual fashion show is being held on March 28 beginning at 7pm at the AT&T Conference Center and we would love to see all of you there! Here is a link where you can purchase tickets and see important information. Again let me know if you have any questions but look forward to seeing you soon!

This Saturday: Hera Day

The UT Alpha Chi chapter has invited us to a Hera Day Celebration and Brunch THIS SATURDAY at the AXO house. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP if you plan to attend to

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Save the Date: Valentine's Cookie Decorating Party

The collegians of the Alpha Phi Chapter at The University of Texas invite you and your family to come to the house for a Valentine's Cookie Decorating Party.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Alpha Chi Omega House on UT's campus.

Please RSVP by February 7th so that they can be sure to have enough supplies. RSVP on the Evite here: