2017 Senior Spotlight – Melissa Mastoridis

Hi Ladies-
Here an another summary from one of the active Clio Seniors who will be graduating this May. If you are in an industry related to Melissa’s interests and might be able help her network, please reach-out.
Name: Melissa Mastoridis
Graduation Year: 2017
Pledge Class: Spring ’15
Current Clio Position: Academic Chairperson
 Major/Minor: psychology on a pre PT track
Hometown: New Hyde Park
Honors/Acolytes: Dean’s List
I hope to pursue a career in the following area & industry: Physical Therapy
I would like to network with alumni in the following careers & location: preferably physical therapy, occupational therapy, guidance counseling, anything in these areas with athletes and/or children/preferably on Long Island, NY
~Fun Fact~ I’ve played basketball for 10 years, it’s my favorite sport to play and I’m only 5 feet tall!

#TBT – A tid-bit of Clio History

A Clio pin that was from the initiation of Lillian Estelle Haas in 1924 was recently mailed to the active sisters. Here is a great story and piece of history as it relates to Clio:

Lillian graduated New Paltz when it was the NY state teachers college. She taught in Great Neck for a few years, then in Southampton when she married.  She moved to Orlando, FL in 1945 and taught there until retiring in 1965.  She kept in close touch with her Clio sisters all her life, visiting back and forth over the years.In 1928 she and 2 other Clio’s drove her Ford Model T with a rumble seat across the USA from New York to California for the summer Olympics.  They spent their entire summer vacation touring the country and braving the roads.  They stayed in boardinghouses and also with some friends and relatives.  Brave, spirited young women.  

In her 80’s she reminisced that her college experience, especially Clio, was the favorite time of her life.  She was proud to have received bids from all three sororities on campus at that time, but never considered anyone but Clio.

Her experience left no doubt in my mind that I wished to join a sisterhood when I went to college.  I was thrilled to receive a bid to Pi Beta Phi in 1957.  For 60 years now it has been an integral part of my life. 

The foundations that have been established by Pi Phi and others provide financial support to sisters in need, scholarship and fellowship aid to help sisters reach their educational goals.  All faiths and political views are now welcomed.  An evolution of love and bonding.  Strength and support abound in our joining with one another. 

Thank you for the opportunity to share a two generation combined total of 130 years of gratitude for what is provided by these organizations.  I expect the growth and caring to continue to increase in the times of my granddaughters and theirs.

Perhaps you could use her pin as a rotating honor for a member who has an outstanding year, or one who embodies the spirit of the woman who originally owned and treasured it so highly.

A pin from 93 years ago, quite a chunk of the 145 year history.  Lillian’s birthday was February 18.  I thought of the pin then. It is in perfect condition with a guard, gold with pearls.  She would be thrilled that it will go to her Clio sisters.

~ Jean Donnelly Maclay, Pi Beta Phi

Current True Clio- Melody McAlister wearing the True Clio blazer with the pin attached!

#proudtobegreek

Dean’s List

Congratulations to the actives that made Dean’s List last semester (Fall 2016):

Kate DiDonato (Spring 15)

Melissa Mastoridis (Spring 15)

Olivia Sais (Spring 15)

Kelsey LoPresto (Fall 15)

Kodie Sears (Fall 15)

Samantha Scott (Spring 16)

2017 Senior Spotlight – Megan Leicht

Hi Ladies-
Here an another summary from one of the active Clio Seniors who will be graduating this May. If you are in an industry related to Megan’s interests and might be able help her network, please feel free to reach-out.
Name: Megan Leicht
Graduation Year: 2017
Pledge Class: Spring 2014
Current Clio Positions: Senior Corporation Representative and Honorary Member Coordinator; Past Positions: Vice President, Critic, New Member Security, Historian, Assistant Treasurer
Major: Psychology with a minor in Sociology
Hometown: Oceanside, Long Island
I hope to pursue a career in the following area & industry: industrial-organizational psychology or other related psychology industries
I would like to network with alumni in the following locations and careers: New York City or Rochester in any type of psychology-related industry
Love-In-Clio,

Anna’s Ball Fundraiser

Clios,

Anna’s Ball is a yearly fundraiser help by the College that the actives participate in every year. Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more and donate!

https://www.gofundme.com/annas-ball

https://www.geneseo.edu/inter_greek_council/annas-ball-fundraiser

 

*Please note the event has already passed but they are still accepting donations.

Thanks!

2017 Senior Spotlight – Brianna Zakala

Hi Ladies-
Here an another summary from one of the active Clio Seniors who will be graduating this May. If you are in an industry related to Brianna’s interests and might be able help her network, please feel free to reach-out.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Name: Brianna Zakala
Graduation Year: 2017
Pledge Class: Fall 2015
Current Clio Position: None (Semi-Active) Past Positions: Activities Chairperson, New Member Security, Publicity Chairperson, Recording Secretary
Major/Minor: Business Administration/Marketing
Hometown: Rome, NY
I hope to pursue a career in the following area & industry: Rochester area – Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Communications/Recruiting/Human Resources or any related industry
I would like to network with alumni in the following locations and careers: Rochester area – Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Communications/Recruiting/Human Resources or any related industry
Love-In-Clio

2017 Senior Spotlight – Melody McAlister

Hi All-
We’re starting a new series called ‘Senior Spotlight’. We will be showcasing each senior in an effort to help kickstart their professional networking. Through Clio, we have a large network of professional women, and we hope to better leverage this moving forward.

Here is the first posting→

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Name: Melody McAlister
Graduation Year: 2017
Pledge Class: Spring 2014
Current Clio Position: True Clio, Fundraising Chairperson, Corresponding and Alumni Secretary
Major/Minor: Psychology with minors in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Hewlett-Woodmere, NY
Honors/Acolytes: Safe Zone Trained, Opioid Overdose Response trained, Mentor in Violence Prevention (MVP) trained
Extracurricular Activities: Member of Hips n Harmony A’cappella group and research assistant in the Sibling-Peer Research Group with Dr. Ganie DeHart. For the research i’m doing with Dr. DeHart, I am preparing a presentation for the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference in May in Boston! Also currently developing a research project with Dr. Claire Gravelin for my women’s studies minor on the concept of “Mansplaining”
I hope to pursue a career in the following area & industry: I’d like to pursue a career in the mental health and counseling field. As of now I’m looking into PsyD programs for the future.
I would like to network with alumni in the following careers & location: Open to relocating anywhere! Looking to pursue something in the mental health field with increased interest in addiction services and working with women towards gaining further equality and treatment in the workplace and beyond
Anything extra you’d like to share about yourself: I was fortunate enough to be able to study abroad in the fall of 2016 in Groningen, The Netherlands!

Relay for Life

Hey Clios!
The actives have started to collect donations for Relay for Life which is an event they participate in every Spring. If you are able and willing to donate, please visit their page click here . Remember these donations are tax deductible! Also- remember to check if your company participated in donation matching.

Thanks!

 

In Memoriam

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce Alumni Sister Mary Moran Turner ’82, who was the driving force in the girls who saved the sorority in 1979 passed away June 29, 2016. There would be no sorority today if she had not taken the steps to spearhead the actions of our group to approach the actives and join the sorority. She is missed every day.