Alpha Xi Delta

Delta Alpha at University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

Chapter Sisters

Mia Anderson

Chapter President

"Alpha Xi Delta has made me into the woman I am today. When I first started at UWL, I was unsure of who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. Alpha Xi Delta has shown me what leadership and friendship means and has encouraged me to live my dream of being a Physical Therapist!"

  • Initiated: Spring 2017
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Algoma, WI
  • Major: Exercise Sport Science - Pre Professional Track
  • Minor: Nutrition & Ethnic and Racial Studies

Selena Aronson

Bid Day Chair, Chapter Events Director & New Member Orientation Director Assistant

"Alpha Xi Delta gave me a college experience. After transferring to UW-La Crosse my sophomore year I knew that I didn't want to be another average college student who goes to class, does homework and gets good grades. I knew that I needed to put myself out there and push myself out of my comfort zone in order to achieve what I wanted in myself. Joining Alpha Xi Delta has impacted my life in such a huge and positive way that I can't even put it into words. Thanks to AXiD I have better networking skills, an amazing support system, friendships that will last a lifetime, and a home away from home."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Lake Geneva, WI
  • Major: Biology/Emphasis in Pre Veterinary Medicine
  • Minor: Chemistry

Kate Bach

New Member Orientation Director

"I have grown so incredibly much as a leader, never did I imagine taking on some of the roles I have. It brought me further out of my shell and helped me realize that its important to hear every voice in decisions."

  • Initiated: Fall 2016
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Madison, WI
  • Major: Public Health - Community Health

Andrea Bauler

Panhellenic Delegate

"So far, one of my favorite memories in Alpha Xi Delta was Big/Little Reveal because that night AXiD truly felt like home and was where I belonged. There was so much excitement and love from every big when their little found out who they were, and it was so amazing to see, and especially experience. Being able to officially meet my big, who later became my best friend, and be welcomed into the family was something I won’t forget."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Carol Stream, IL
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Sociology

Gwendolyn Bellmore

Campus Relations Director

"My favorite part about being part of a sisterhood are the bonds that have been made. The heartfelt talks, inside jokes and someone to lean on. There is a feeling of belonging that I haven't felt as strong before. I know that my sisters want the best for me and I want the best for them. It's been such a positive environment to be part of."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Kenosha, WI
  • Major: Public Health and Psychology

Mikayla Brown

Member

"I always love getting together with everyone, and just talking about our days. It might seem simple but we all are just being ourselves, and it’s refreshing especially after a long day of class!"

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Winona, MN
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Women Gender Studies

Jordan Burns

Internal Philanthropy Director & Chaplin

"I originally joined the Sigma chapter but transferred to the Delta Alpha chapter in the fall of 2018. My favorite memory was meeting everyone in this chapter for the first time at a sisterhood prepping for bid day. I was so welcomed and encouraged to meet everyone that I knew I had found my second home at my new school."

  • Initiated: Fall 2017
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Mankato, MN
  • Major: Communication Studies
  • Minor: Leadership Development

Julie Carmona

Community Service Director & Walk Chair

"My favorite Alpha Xi Delta memory so far was going to the Minnesota Autism Speaks Walk because I got to interact with children who either are affected by Autism or have parents that have a child with Autism. It was a really rewarding experience!"

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Trophy Club, TX
  • Major: Middle Childhood to Early Adolescences Education
  • Minor: English Education

Taylor Cichy

Panhellenic Delegate

"Every woman in our chapter is unique in their own way. They all have their own individual talents and hobbies and we all share those with one another. I have been inspired and taught by many sisters how to be the best that I can be. They all have my back and it is very humbling to know that. They push me to my limits and give me the confidence I need to grow as a person. I am very grateful for the women I have surrounded myself with."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Merrill, WI
  • Major: Radiation Therapy

Sophia Cole

Program Director & Honor Board Member

"I cannot picture not being apart of Alpha Xi Delta! It has been such a privilege and honor to be apart of such a great group of women. My college experience has been amazing thanks to my sisters and the values I hold thanks to Alpha Xi Delta."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Ellsworth, WI
  • Major: Physical Education
  • Minor: Adaptive Physical Education and Health

Megan Fischer

Philanthropy Vice President

"Alpha Xi Delta has given me the opportunity to make my mark on my campus. Through Alpha Xi Delta, I have opportunities to volunteer in the community, get involved on campus in ways that I wouldn't have had if I wasn't in Alpha Xi Delta."

  • Initiated: Spring 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Cecil, WI
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Minor: Psychology

Emily Fried

Recruitment Data Director

"I joined Alpha Xi Delta in hopes to find my home away from home. I also wanted to join an organization that placed a heavy emphasis on academics and community service. AXiD offers all of that and so much more. "

  • Initiated: Fall 2017
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Pine Island, MN
  • Major: Finance & Management

Emma Garrison

APR Chair

"Alpha Xi Delta has allowed me to meet my best friends and develop more confidence as a leader!"

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Waunakee, WI
  • Major: Therapeutic Recreation

McKayla Hammers

Academic Achievement Director & Ritual Assistant Chair

"My sisters have inspired me to be more confident in myself. They are so supportive and they really see my potential."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
  • Major: Psychology

Megan Hein

Chapter Life Vice President

"I will remember all the friends I made because years from now, I know I will still have those friends I've made by my side. I'll remember how special it was being part of a sisterhood with shared values that we all strived to live by. We didn't always succeed but we stuck together and worked through the issues and the celebrations together. That's something I won't forget."

  • Initiated: Spring 2017
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Major: Biology & Psychology
  • Minor: Chemistry

Allison Kornelly

Sisterhood Director & Marshall

"Years from now, I will remember the crazy shenanigans my friends and I got into. From coffee runs (specifically Dunkin') to spontaneous road trips, there is never a dull moment between us. I hope that years from now we will still be up to our shenanigans and that we will be laughing about all of the things we did as active members of our chapter."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Denmark, WI
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Nutrition

Kenzie Krizmanich

COB Director & AmaXIng Challenge Chair

"My favorite thing about being part of our sisterhood is being able to have the best support system through my time at La Crosse and getting to see all of my best friends almost everyday!"

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Beloit, WI
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Psychology

Maddie L'Ecuyer

Foundation Support Director

"My sisters have inspired me in more ways than I can count. Every time I am around the women of this chapter, I am inspired to not only be myself, but the best version of myself. Everyone in the chapter is so encouraging of each other and we all help each other embody the values of Alpha Xi Delta."

  • Initiated: Fall 2017
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Weldon Springs, MO
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minor: International Studies

Maxine Lacson

Campus Activities Director

"As the Director of Marketing for the Panhellenic Council, I have been working hard to formulate innovate strategies to get more girls to go through sorority recruitment. I will never forget all the valuable skills I have learned and the connections I have made not only in Alpha Xi Delta, but within the entire Greek community as well."

  • Initiated: Spring 2018
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Philippines
  • Major: Marketing

Ashley Lardy

Membership Vice President

"My experiences in Alpha Xi Delta have shaped me into a stronger woman, a stronger leader, a stronger friend and a stronger sister. Alpha Xi Delta has empowered me to grow in ways I could not imagine and cultivate friendships that will last a lifetime."

  • Initiated: Spring 2017
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Hudson, WI
  • Major: Biology, Pre Physician Assistant Track
  • Minor: Spanish

Andrea Markham

Communications Vice President

Initiated: Fall 2017 Junior Hometown: Whitewater, WI

Madeline McKay

Member

"Alpha Xi Delta has shown me my potential and has shown me the impact I can have and how many people see my potential even when I don’t. It has allowed me to take on leadership roles and learn things about my character by working with other empowered women who have a similar experience to my own. It has allowed me to blossom and has encouraged me to truly be myself."

  • Initiated: Fall 2017
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Wittenberg, WI
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Spanish

Elizabeth Osborne

Administration Director & Retreat Chair

"My favorite memory was planning Fall 2018 Bid Day because I got to plan and decorate the best celebration to welcome our new members into our sisterhood."

  • Initiated: Fall 2017
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Waterford, WI
  • Major: Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication
  • Minor: Leadership Development Minor

Mary Pocock

Financial Director

"My favorite memory of Alpha Xi Delta is our ice skating sisterhood in Spring 2018. I had just joined the sorority and I didn't know what to expect but it was fun and everyone was super friendly and inclusive."

  • Initiated: Spring 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
  • Major: Business Management
  • Minor: Accounting

Isabel Praska

Alumnae Relations Director & Nights Chair

"Everyone has their own unique strengths and weaknesses but we all embody the core values of AXID. I look up to so many of my sisters because of their leadership skills and accomplishments that inspire me to work harder in order to achieve my goals."

  • Initiated: Spring 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Woodbury, MN
  • Major: Microbiology
  • Minor: Chemistry

Shay Puidokas

Member

Initiated: Spring 2018 Junior Hometown: Brookfield, WI

Kayley Schultz

Wrap Around Events Chair & Honor Board Member

"AXiD has helped me get out of my comfort zone. I rushed in Fall of 2018 without knowing anything about Greek life. I dove in head first with no expectations and it has reshaped my college life entirely. It has allowed me to network more throughout campus, and create lifelong bonds!"

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Milton, WI
  • Major: Sociology
  • Minor: TESOL/Social Justice

Alyssa Sullivan

Financial & Operations Vice President

"I never expected to take on the role of Financial and Operations Vice President, so when I was offered the position I was hesitant. However, I'm so glad that I went for it because not only have I strengthened my leadership skills, but I have had the chance to better serve my sisters' needs while in this position. Alpha Xi Delta continues to motivate me to seek opportunities outside of my comfort zone and work hard to reach my goals."

  • Initiated: Spring 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Dodgeville, WI
  • Major: Biology, Pre Veterinary Medicine
  • Minor: Chemistry

Myah Tofson

Parent Relations Director, Ritual Director & Song Chair

"I will always remember the week of recruitment and the relationships I made with the women in my recruitment group."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Portage, WI
  • Major: Exercise Sports Science Pre Professional Track

Alison Walch

Recruitment Events Director

"I joined Alpha Xi Delta to find my forever home. On my bid day I made some amazing friends and knew that these were going to be my sisters forever."

  • Initiated: Spring 2018
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Sauk City, WI
  • Major: Therapeutic Recreation
  • Minor: Psychology

Caliey Warren

Recruitment 365 Director & Honor Board Member

"Being a part of Alpha Xi Delta has completely changed my college experience, as well as my life in general. Since joining last fall, I feel more myself than I ever have. The girls that I am surrounded with only offer love, guidance, advice, and support; which is something I searched for when I first came to La Crosse. Our chapter continues to push me in all aspects of my life, academically and personally. I am confident in saying that AXiD has shaped me into the individual I am today based on all that it has given me; and I feel nothing but love and gratitude for everyone in Alpha Xi Delta, as well as the UWL Greek Life Community."

  • Initiated: Fall 2018
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Kohler & South Milwaukee, WI
  • Major: Psychology

Cate Wiza

External Marketing Director

"Alpha Xi Delta has been my home away from home. The support the chapter has given me has positively shaped my college experience. If I need help, someone will be there. If I need to laugh, someone will be there. If I need an iced coffee run, someone will be there. Coming to college is scary, but having my sisters by my side makes the college experience worth it. Every failure, every success, every laugh is better with my sisters by my side."

  • Initiated: Fall 2017
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Oconomowoc, WI
  • Major: International Business
  • Minor: Spanish