I met Emma during the Minnesota Alpha Chapter’s 125th anniversary celebration. I was impressed with her devotion to Pi Beta Phi’s value of Personal and Intellectual Growth. Let me back up. Emma is a sophomore biology major with a minor in public health. She is in the Pre-PA (physicians assistant) Club and is an undergraduate public health ambassador for the University of Minnesota, yet she is the new Vice President of Communications (VPComm). Yes. The new VPComm.
It might not make sense on paper, but Emma is really excited about the opportunity. “I know communications is totally different from my major, but it is important to me to gain knowledge and learn from a new experience,” Emma said. Emma felt she could add something to the role, and it was the past VPComm who actually encouraged her and talked up the position. “I am already working through some of my ideas,” Emma said. These ideas include creating new networking tools for her chapter, showcasing a Pi Phi value on social media leading up to recruitment and filming more video at events and around the house to share the wonderful sisterhood that the women of Minnesota Alpha possess. One reason Emma was so enthusiastic about brainstorming is the new Executive Council is already a cohesive group. Everyone is very passionate and motivated to move the chapter forward and keep the PHI status they worked so hard to achieve last year.