Honors College Student Council
The Honors College Student Council, established in the fall of 1987, has a mission to "promote a sense of community within the Honors College and enable the personal growth and academic success of all Honors students." Honors College Student Council (HCSC) was established by current Honors College students and administration. Through Council-sponsored events, Honors student have the opportunity of meeting other students, mingling with Dean Silverman and other administrators, questioning advisors and learning about campus projects and organizations.
Amanda began her involvement with HCSC in the fall of her freshman year in 2011, and carried her commitment and work through the spring 2012 semester. Through her participation, Amanda helped to create, plan, organize, work, execute, and participate in the events hosted by the Events Committee. The Events Committee allows Honors students to take a role in leadership, tasks, ideas, and creativity to create the events to be at their highest standard. With the Events Committee Amanda helped with countless events, such as the Annual Fall Picnic, 80's dance night, the Honors Talent Show, Underground Blackout dance, Annual Spring Picnic, Brain Bowl Tournament, becoming the temporary co-chair for the new member event in end of the first semester, attending general council meetings, and volunteering at events organized/created by the Volunteer Committee.
In March 2012, Amanda was accepted to be on the Executive Board for Honors Council for the 2012-2013 school year, where she was asked to be the Vice President for Council. The leadership board is responsible for overseeing the progress of the Events, Volunteer, and Advertising committees in council. The board verifies that the goals and mission of council are being met at each and every event. It is also the board's personal goal to focus on the growth of the council members and the executive board.
As Vice President, Amanda's duties include assisting the President in leading executive and general meetings, facilitating committee chairs with advertising, volunteering and social event planning, as well as overall promotion of Honors Council endeavors. She is held accountable to remain dedicated to represent Council and uphold its values and attitudes at all times, and to promote community among the Honors College. Amanda strives to foster a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood in the Council. Amanda prides herself on being a "Face-of-Honors-Council," and encourages her Honors classmates and friends to get involved within the University, and take advantage of all the activities and benefits of the Honors College!
^ Final Events Committee meeting of 2011-2012 school year! ^ Final general meeting for HCSC of 2011-2012 school year
** information provided by the HCSC website
Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority was founded at Syracuse University on November 11th, 1874 and has been growing in numbers since. Gamma
Phi Beta is dedicated to inspiring the highest type of womanhood, from young girls through young adults and beyond. Membership in the Sorority opens the door to an
unimaginable number of unique and beneficial opportunities that embrace the Core Values of love, labor, learning and loyalty.
Eta Eta Chapter was founded at the University of South Florida on November 17, 2012. Amanda was one of the founding sisters where she was recruited during extension and was part of the colonizing and founding experience: one that not many young ladies are fortunate enough to be a part of. She was immediately elected into the position of New Member Educator. She authored and implemented the New Member Educator curriculum. As NME, or New Member Mom as it was nicknamed, she created and taught the eight-week new member education plan and executed meetings with over 47 new members, including Bid Day, Big Sister / Little Sister process, and Initiation Week Celebration. Amanda was responsible for creative development and execution of special events with limited budget and other restrictive regulations. As New Member Educator, Amanda was fortunate enough to travel in February 2013 to South Carolina for a Regional Leadership Conference with Gamma Phi Beta leaders from numerous other chapters of the south and mid-west.
Due to her success at NME and commitment to the chapter, Amanda was then elected at the Education Vice President. There, she coordinated, implemented, and executed a variety of sisterhood events, retreats, and celebrations. She oversaw and assisted seven officers in the Education Department and reported back to the Executive Board in the weekly meetings following the all-chapter weekly meetings. Through her leadership, she gained the ability to work collaboratively within a group environment as well as independently. She executed monthly Fidelity learning programming for 120+ members. Amanda learned how to be a reliable team player in achieving holistic tasks and governing challenges with executive council. She managed correspondence including reports, forms, and communication monthly as need between departments, executive council, and chapter advisors.
Amanda also enjoyed her time as a sister of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She participated in countless service and volunteer activities within the University and within Greek. She danced at USF's Dance Marathon for two years, she participated in multiple Gandhi Day of Services and Stampede of Service. She attended a multitude of philanthropic events. She was a coach of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity for Gamma Phi Beta's Crescent Cook Off, as well as performing in a lip syncing competition and step and stroll competition.
Amanda is now an alum of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, but her family line continues to grow with the legacy she left with her chapter.