Caldwell, N.J., August 1, 2014 – Incoming and outgoing student leaders in Delta Phi Epsilon at Caldwell are celebrating the news that their chapter has been accepted into the sorority’s prestigious 1917 Club. They learned of the recognition at the sorority’s international convention at Walt Disney World in July, said Kristin Wagner ’14, outgoing vice president of operations for Caldwell’s chapter. Joining Wagner at the event were seniors Ayesha Aly Ahmed, Kerri Ann King and Brittany Miller and recent alumnae Danielle David ’14, Danielle Cristantiello ’14 and Jessica Heyzer ’14.
The sorority was founded in 1917, and the 1917 Club recognizes chapters that have far exceeded expectations and put in place best practices. Kerri Ann King ’15, Caldwell’s Delta Phi Epsilon vice president of recruitment, said it was terrific to be able share the chapter’s experiences with so many other sisters from around the country. “Being able to celebrate the success and accomplishments of other chapters, as well as our own in being recognized for being a five-star chapter, was wonderful,” she said. “Seeing women who have been part of Delta Phi Epsilon for decades and are still so dedicated to the sisterhood was incredibly inspiring.”
Wagner said the 2013-14 Caldwell sorority’s leadership team, with past president Dana Pezzino ’14, “worked hard throughout the academic year to put together the requirements for the assessment to achieve this 1917 Club honor.”
At the convention, the students enjoyed attending workshops on marketing, leadership, mentoring, résumé-building and giving back. And then they had “some down time” to attend the Walt Disney World theme parks and “have some fun with our sisters,” said Wagner.