I can't wait for what this semester has in store for me and my sisters.
This is Katie(aka Jupiter...or is it Juniper). Summer is now over, and it is once again school time. I am really excited about this semester as classes get started up again about what will be learned, and the opportunities I will be presented with. This past week was preseason week for band and it was a lot of fun. At the end of the week we got to go to the new McLean stadium for Noche Del Oso. Its so nice and we get to sit behind the end zone. During the rehearsal Marina finally got me back for pouring water on her during our MEP, but in all honesty it was really refreshing.
Although the semester has just started things are going on. We had our first rush event at Bahama Bucks (YAY snow cones), and the homework has started to pile up but it is nothing we can't handle. We have our first football game on Sunday in the new stadium and I could not be more excited about it!! Its going to be a lot of work this semester but it will be well worth it!
My big Jules also just had a birthday!! She is now the same age as her little (love you Jules)!
I can't wait for what this semester has in store for me and my sisters.
So for those of you who don’t know, I planned to stay in Waco for the Summer but one weekend I went home to watch my dog for the weekend while my parents were out of town and for some reason I didn’t come back for 2 MONTHS!!! While I usually love being at home with my family, this time was difficult because I didn’t know if I would be able to come back to Baylor. I was seriously looking to transfer to a college that was closer to home because I didn’t know if I could deal with the stress of transitioning from child to adult without my family anymore, and then something happened. I was reminded that I didn’t have to. My family will always be there for me no matter where I am and although it took some reminding from my beautiful friend, Hannah (SHE’S SO COOL) my family includes my TBS sisters. After this realization, I realized that I did want to finish my education at Baylor and that is when I made my way back to WACO!!!
Even though I was gone for two months, it felt as if I never left at all. Hannah, Lori (SHE’S SO COOL TOO), and I found an awesome schedule that included working out (well they did anyway, I wasn’t having any of that), cooking dinner, and just being the coolest cats you ever did know!
Something else happened this summer, I BECAME AN A- LIST CELEBRITY. For real. I’m not even joking. Hannah and I be up in the club like “heyyyyyyy.”
Well anyway. That’s all I really wanted to say but I’m more grateful than ever for my place in this sisterhood. Love you guys and I hope everybody has a safe and wonderful rest of summer. I’ll leave you with this picture of my stepbrother and I awkwardly pointing out something in the distance. PEACE OUT.
Hello sweet sisters! My name is Tori (Belle) and I am going to be a senior at Baylor University. So I’m here to tell you all what I am most excited about for this upcoming year! Our sisterhood has gained new members that are a wonderful addition to our family!
I am really looking forward to what we can accomplish as a sisterhood with many new members! It’s always exciting to see how our sisterhood changes and grows with each year. It’s going to be an awesome experience for our new sisters and I am so excited to see how they will grow by doing service for BUGWB and having a social experience as well!
Here is a picture of my little sister and me at our band banquet! I am so proud of all that she has accomplished and how much she has grown since becoming a sister in the bond!
I can’t wait to see how our relationship grows this upcoming year and how great she shines! All in all, I am so excited about my last year in Tau Beta Sigma. It has given me so much and I continue to give back to my sisterhood—excited to see what’s in store!
Lori Scott (sp '12) here and I am writing to everyone today about my summer (: I have been working in the BUGWB office doing all sorts of stuff. In June we dealt with orientations and recruiting the freshman class. I am also VPM so I have been able to see all the incoming girls and I am really excited how this year can turn out! We have been working on music and inventory as well. Our shows in McLane stadium are going to be awesome and I can't wait to get an inside look of the stadium (hurry up Noche!) A huge thing the summer staff is in charge of is inventory, here's some pictures to give you a glimpse.
I haven't only been working the whole some summer though, I have been hanging out with Hannah (sp '13) and Niketa (sp '12) who also stayed in Waco. Here some of our shenanigans!
I can't wait for the fall to start, I miss all of my sisters and being on the inside of the planning process has me even more excited for the great season of BUGWB that is about to unfold! We have 340 members this year (biggest band yet!) and it will be so much fun to get to meet everyone and see what this season brings!
Mouseketeers | The Clawww
My name is Heather McGowan!!I graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and I recently accepted a job as the Assistant Band Director at Sul Ross Middle School in Northside ISD in San Antonio! Whew! I crossed into the bonds of Iota sisterhood in SP 2010 with Serendipity.
My big sister is Lauren Lindigrin who graduated in 2011 and my big brother is Will Fields who graduated just this past May in 2014!
I was fortunate enough throughout my time in Iota to gain FIVE littles!! Yes, FIVE!! My first set of littles were in Spring 2011 where I gained Kim Jones as a little sister, and Josh Soto as a little brother!
Then! My last Spring semester at Baylor in 2013, I was blessed with TWITTLE Sisters (twin little sisters) and another wonderful little brother!! My twittles are Kristyn Ottley and Elyse Whitmarsh, and my little brother is Ryan Colson!
Throughout my time in Iota I held several offices…
· Vice President of Membership
· Projects Chair x2
· Historian x2
· Webmaster x2
I completed all my official duties in Iota at the end of Spring 2013, and instead of stepping back from Tau Beta Sigma, I ran for district council and was elected into the Presidential position! My last year as a super active member was that… super active!! I helped plan all the district events including Area Workshops and District Convention 2013 (which was held by Iota & Beta Alpha #sicem)!
My time in Iota has been a whirlwind of fun and friendships, but I never thought that some of the lifelong friendships would be created my very last semester on Baylor’s campus! In fact, just a week and a half ago, Elysekies (who’s originally from California), was in Texas for a brief amount of time before heading off to study abroad in London (super jealous)! She took time out of her busy schedule to drive to San Antonio and visit me! It was super-hot that day, so we didn’t take a lot of pictures, but she was really there!!
Literally the next day after seeing Elyse, I left for upstate New York to visit with Kristyn!! It’s really bizarre that my twittles literally live on opposite sides of the United States, but I guess that’s a factor that makes our lives interesting!
Anyway, Kristyn contacted me back in May if I would be willing to fly up to New York to help her drive home… Her dad normally flies down and helps her drive home, or will drive her back to Waco and then fly home, but this summer he wasn’t exactly looking forward to it. He told her to ask a friend to fly up and part of the incentive was that we would get to do a lot of really awesome things before the 24-27 hour drive back to Texas!
So enough words! I think pictures are worth a thousand words!
After a 3 hour flight delay in Baltimore, I finally made it to Rochester, NY at 3:00 in the morning… Kristyn was waiting for me, so we hugged, loaded up, and headed to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada!
After a busy week in Canada, we went to Kristyn’s hometown of Painted Post, NY for a few days. While there, we went walking on some beautiful trails and made some glass!! I made a flower and Kristyn made a sculpture!
Spending a few days in Painted Post allowed us to gain our energy for New York City!! We spent two days in NYC and we did soooo much while in NYC, but rather than me tell you, just check out all of our photos!!
Unfortunately, when we got to Jersey, these huge storms swept through the area and kept us inside all day!!! We didn’t get to walk the beach until the next day before we left…
So the whole point of the trip was to get ready to spend 24+ hours in the car to Waco!!! Kristyn has a 7 month old wiener dog named Max, so we knew it would be a while in the car since he has such a small bladder! He’s also rather scared of the car, so please enjoy these photos of him climbing on me!
We finally made it to Waco at 10:30 AM on Friday morning! We were in the car for a little over 25 hours and we made a bunch of stops for us, Max, and to get gas. This was probably one of the most memorable trips I have ever been on, and I will cherish this time with one of my twittles forever!!
I am Leanna, a recent Alumni of the Iota Chapter!
I have been up to a lot since school got out actually!
From getting a house in Austin to vacationing in Myrtle Beach, It has been a great summer!
I have gotten to read lots of books! (IF you haven’t read the Maze Runner yet, DO IT. BEST LIFE CHOICE EVER.)
Though reading and working is great, it’s not as great as fishing on a charter boat for SHARKS!
That was SOOO FUN, Despite getting a little seasick L. Here’s some pictures! We ended up catching 26 Spanish Mackerel, many Sea Bass (that were about ¼ of an inch too short!! L) and 2 SHARKS!
I'm Jenny Bates an alumna of our lovely chapter of TBS. I was a member of the 2011 MC Class, Sugar Rush! My class name was Snickerdoodle. My Big Sister is Nachelle Wilson and my Big Brother is David Corkill. I didn't have any littles but I did serve as the VP Education for the lovely Sole Sisters (MC Class 2012) and I love them all like they were my littles. (Hi Nicky, Kelsey, and Hillary!)
I joined my junior year and served faithfully as a sister until I graduate in May 2012. It was only about a year but it was my best year at Baylor! I met my best friend and have so many relationships that have come from it even post Baylor!
After graduation I moved to Washington DC to attend The George Washington University and worked on earning a Master's in Museum Studies. I loved living in DC and learning about how to better serve the world by helping people understand science, history, and culture through museums. I had the opportunity to attend classes at the Smithsonian and intern at places like the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
DC was lonely sometimes without all my lovely sisters but thankfully they were never farther than a snapchat or skype call away. It helped that I had my awesome corgi, Judge Wava Baylor Starr Bates III with me :D. But you can call her Wava for short.
I just graduated in May and have since returned to Texas. I'm loving being at home with my family after two years of being away. I am applying for jobs all of the country (so if you need a museum exhibition designer *wink wink*) and waiting for God to point me in the right direction.
Until then, I am just enjoying my opportunity of being home and hanging out with other Tau Beta alumni. I can't wait for the Alumni Day in September and I just got tickets to the Homecoming game! See you all then! Sic 'Em Bears!
Hey guys, it’s your webmaster here, BJ (aka Rosemary). I became a member the spring of 2014 along with the rest of the Spice Girls. Since I am the current webmaster, I decided to write this week’s blog because, well, I can. I have two of the best bigs in the world, Kelsey Way and Victor Larson. Interesting fact, Victor is actually Kelsey’s little brother. Translation, I am double related to everyone from Kelsey on up. Yay for complicated family relationships!! Another interesting fact is that in the fall, I am going to be sharing an apartment with Kelsey. The other girls in my immediate ‘family’ are Leanna Mason and Allison Strictlin, two people that I have a lot in common with and will miss greatly.
My MC class contained some of the most amazing people I have ever met. Katie was the only one I knew going into it, yet two weeks into MEP we were as thick as thieves. It was a very long five weeks, to be sure, but having them go through it with me made it easier. I have so many memories from the multiple long nights spent working on stuff together. Long story short, it was the best five weeks I never want to go through again (a phrase I stole from Elaine).
The rest of the semester after I crossed was rather uneventful. Now that it is summer, my schedule has changed a lot. I’m taking Spanish at a local community college in the morning while working at one of the most awesome places in all of Frisco. What is this place, you ask? It’s the Snowcone Lady, best snowcone join in town (better than Bahama Bucks). Mary, my boss, has been running it for 32 years now and can I say, I love working there.
As much as I love summer, I can’t help but look forward to the fall. Between apartment living, new classes, and football, it is going to be a great time to be at Baylor and to be in Tau Beta. Its shaping up to be a great summer and a fantastic fall. I'll see y'all at Baylor Stadium August 31st, for the Baylor vs SMU game.
My name is Becky (Grimes) Patrick. I went through the MEP in the Spring of ‘08. My MC class name was Orbit and my MC name was Sa-weet! I was a member of the Plaid Family. My little sister is Madeline Carr and my grandlitte is Allyson (Baker) Bayer. I love being silly, ASL (American Sign Language), being outside, rollerblading, puzzles, and watching TV and movies.
What’s new with me?
I’m married!!! I just became one with my love, Joshua Patrick, on March 15. He is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Davis. I am so proud of him. We recently moved to California for his job. While I am enjoying it here, I have to say that I am missing Waco. I had lived there since 2007 until we got married. *sniffle* I am loving married life. God has given me an incredible gift in Josh and I am enjoying getting to know him better and better each day. (Okay, no more sappy talk.)
Until last week, I was a homemaker. While I haven’t given up my responsibilities at home, I have just started a new business. I am excited to say that I am a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant. I love my new job!!! I get to make my own schedule, have fun “working” on Facebook by playing games, and have cute nails all of the time. Win, Win, WIN!
I am also working on becoming a nationally certified interpreter for the Deaf. That has been my dream for a long time. Right now, I am meeting with a mentor and studying/preparing for the exams. It is hard work, but I love it. It is so fulfilling to provide a service in such a beautiful language.
My time at Baylor and in Tau Beta:
Wow… I can’t believe it is over. I graduated in 2012. It seems like years ago, and yet, it doesn’t at the very same time. My advice? Cherish every minute at Baylor and with TBS. Sometimes the semesters are long and SING seems like an eternity, but the memories you make are well worth it. It’s the little moments you remember the most.
For example, I remember that I was Assistant Con woMan while a new MC class was coming through. We had a training day with them where we taught them all of the ins and outs of selling concessions for TBS/KKY. I remember asking if it was okay to distract them and steal candy to see if they noticed. And then… I did. It was hilarious. Many of the girls were completely oblivious. Amelia and I laughed so hard.
I have so many memories that I wouldn’t trade for the world; even the tough times. All of the struggles made for great lessons and I am certainly better off for having learned them. Best of all, I had sisters alongside me the entire way.
To sum it all up: “Glad He led this way. Iota sisters, you are mine to stay!”
I would just like to say my three and a half years in Tau Beta Sigma has been awesome! My college career would not have been the same without this beautiful sisterhood. I learned about hard work, dedication, strength, and incredible time management. I also was blessed to meet some of the best people in the world. I wish I had enough room to speak about each person individually, but no one wants to read pages and pages of that. I will say that I have met people who have gotten me through the biggest struggles of my life; people who have the most selfless of hearts; people who I could laugh with for hours and hours on end; people who just completely understand me and my thought processes; people who make everything worthwhile; people who are just incredibly intelligent – and I get to call these people my brothers and sisters. It’s absolutely incredible.
(Notice how there are 9 pictures ;) Chicka chickaw!) And there are so many more people!! I put a few more pictures in my P.S.
We also had the great opportunity of helping to host convention this past semester, which was probably one of the craziest times of my life. It would not have gone so smoothly without all my fantastic brothers and sisters doing everything they could for these organizations. I am so appreciative! And may I say we pulled off quite the incredible SWD Convention! And here are some more pictures ;) What’s also incredible is we don’t look tired at all in these pictures though we are all extremely, incredibly super duper exhausted, but it was unbelievable to put this on for our SWD! I would not have had my last semester any other way.
Now my time in Tau Beta Sigma has come to a close, but I have made sisters who I will know forever.
MLITB and MOTS,
Alumna of TBS: Iota
P.S. More pictures from my time in Tau Beta!!