Five Outstanding College Women From Kappa Alpha Theta to Lobby Congress

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College members with interests in government and politics will discuss issues that affect the fraternity and sorority community.

On April 24, five college members of Kappa Alpha Theta will travel to Washington, DC, to visit with members of Congress and discuss issues that affect the fraternity and sorority community.

JoAnna Adkisson is a charter member of Theta’s Eta Phi Chapter at Belmont University. She has served her chapter as chief executive officer and the Belmont campus as vice-president of the Student Government Association. JoAnna’s major is biology and political science, and her hometown is Klamath Falls, OR.

Hillary Goodfellow is a member of Theta’s Epsilon Zeta Chapter at Mississippi. She has served her chapter as chief marketing officer and chief executive officer and has worked as an intern in the office of US Senator Wicker. She majors in journalism with a minor in political science, and her hometown is Gulfport, MS.

Jamie Kang is a member of Theta’s Zeta Mu Chapter at MIT. A biology major, she has worked as a legislative intern in the offices of US Senators Lieberman and Brown and participated as an undergraduate representative in MIT’s 2012 Congressional Visit Day. Jamie’s hometown is Belmont, MA.

Rainey Sewell is a member of Theta’s Alpha Omicron Chapter at Oklahoma. She has served her chapter as alternate Panhellenic delegate and event director. A business major, she has worked as an intern in the office of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. Rainey’s hometown is Norman, OK.

Monica Vaughn-Flam is a member of Theta’s Gamma Zeta Chapter at Connecticut. She has served her chapter as chief executive officer and the Connecticut campus as Panhellenic president. She is currently a peer educator with SHAPE (Students Helping Achieve Positive Esteem). Monica’s major is psychology, and her hometown is Westport, CT.

Congressional Visit Day is an annual event on Capitol Hill. In 2012, 101 collegians and alumnae members of women’s Greek-letter organizations participated in the event. Of particular concern is the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA), which would result in safer student housing by encouraging charitable contributions to collegiate housing owned by nonprofit entities for lifesaving equipment such as fire sprinklers, smoke detectors, and alarm systems.

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About Kappa Alpha Theta
Since our founding in 1870 at DePauw University (then Asbury College) in Greencastle, Ind., members of Kappa Alpha Theta have been notable for their contributions to their communities and the US. Claire McCaskill, Alpha Mu/Missouri, is currently serving her second term as senator from Missouri. Across the US and Canada, Kappa Alpha Theta supports 132 college chapters and 200 alumnae groups. Membership totals nearly 220,000 women.

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