Welcome Spring '17!

This spring we welcome three amazing new Phi's into our Eta Lambda chapter! Madi, Maggie and Casey are all prime examples of what an Alpha Phi woman embodies.  There is no doubt that they will contribute to our chapter in their own unique ways and we are so excited to see what's next. Read below to get to know our beautiful and talented new girls and why we love having them as an addition to our chapter! 

Madi Long

1. What is your year and major?

Sophomore, Dance major

2. Where are you from?

Fairfax Station, VA

3. What made you decide to join Alpha Phi?

My mom met her best friend when she joined Alpha Phi and continues to tell stories of how much she loved it. 

4. Whats your favorite George Mason memory so far?

Meeting and getting to dance with all the dance majors every day!

5. What are you most looking forward to in college?

Making friends for life

6. What advice would you give to incoming freshman about college? 

Meet as many people as possible and don’t be nervous to get involved!

7.  What's your guilty pleasure show?

Friends,Reign,Scandal, Gilmore Girls and more Friends

8. What is an interesting fact about yourself?

My family has our own Scottish Clan

9. Who's your role model and why?

My mom and Dad, because if I grow up to be half the people they are I’ll consider myself blessed. 

10. What is your favorite quote?

“Always try to be a little kinder than necessary” AND “Grace glides on blistered feet”

Casey Torres

1. What is your year and major?

Freshman, undecided

2. Where are you from?

Raised in Sterling, Virginia

3. What made you decide to join Alpha Phi?

My best friend Anna Karasek had told me so many great things about Alpha Phi and how welcoming the sisterhood is. I've always dreamed of being in a sorority and after looking into Alpha Phi and hearing so many wonderful things, I knew it was the right place for me!

4. Whats your favorite George Mason memory so far?

This is actually my first semester here so I am still relatively new, but my favorite moment so far was getting a bid from Alpha Phi! It's already made my experience at Mason a lot better! :) 

5. What are you most looking forward to in college?

I am most looking forward to making as many memories as possible and having true, long lasting friendships! 

6. What advice would you give to incoming freshman about college? 

I would tell freshmen to make sure that they take school very seriously but to also branch out and try new things. Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone!

7.  What's your guilty pleasure show?

My guilty pleasure show would either be Friends or New Girl!

8. What is an interesting fact about yourself?

An interesting fact about me is that I was born in Vermont, and also lived in Colorado & Illinois before living in Virginia.

9. Who's your role model and why?

My role model is my mom because she's the most caring and encouraging person I know. She alway's has my back and helps me get through the toughest situations. If it weren't for her endless love and support I don't know how I would've made it!

10. What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is "We define ourselves by the best that is in us, not the worst that has been done to us."

Maggie Hackshaw

1. What is your year and major?

Sophomore year, Integrative Studies with a concentration in Early Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish.

2. Where are you from?

Born and raised in Fairfax, VA.

3. What made you decide to join Alpha Phi?

Everyone I've met was so sweet. Being new to Mason I didn't know a lot about each sorority but I felt nothing but love and kindness from Alpha Phi.

4. Whats your favorite George Mason memory so far?

I'm new to Mason but my favorite memory so far was someone giving me a doughnut in the JC because I skipped breakfast that morning.

5. What are you most looking forward to in college?

I'm looking forward to making memories with people I love. 

6. What advice would you give to incoming freshman about college? 

Time management is the key to success. 

7.  What's your guilty pleasure show?

Shameless. Lip is so dreamy I'd watch that show all day if I could.

8. What is an interesting fact about yourself?

My junior year of high school I did a foreign exchange in Spain. I plan on studying abroad here at Mason as well.

9. Who's your role model and why?

My mom, she's unapologetically true to herself and stands up for what she believes in. She's also my best friend. I aspire to be half as cool as she is.

 

Check out some of their photos below! 

*All Photo credits to Gabriella Ebeling