Girl with the Arrow
Kent (June 2006)
Current Kianu President- Class of 2007
What inspired you to run for president of the XAN Club?
Sis and Past President Sam Sibert, and Little Sis and Current President
TK: After serving as Homecoming chair this past year I knew I wanted
to become more involved within the club, but I wasn't sure how. After watching
my big, Sam do such an amazing job this year, I knew I wanted to take over for
her and continue to do the job I knew I would be very capable of doing. I wanted
to run also to bring some positive change to the club in certain areas, and
to be able to fix things that have been bothering other members.
20 years from now, what hopes do you have for Chi Alpha Nu? What do
you hope the club will be doing at that point?
TK: I hope that Kianu will still be as elite on campus, if not more so than
we are now. I want Muskingum to turn to Kianu for a favor and still know that
we will be there to help no matter what. I want to see the members still involved
in the community and bonding with one another.
Why did you choose Muskingum?
TK: I chose to come to Muskingum based on the softball program. I knew I wanted
to continue to play softball in college and this was the best program around.
I also wanted to attend a smaller school and one that was not too far away from
my home in Cleveland. I fell in love with the campus as soon as I stepped foot
What is your favorite Kianu memory?
TK: Almost every Kianu would say pledge day, which is very high on my list.
But I would have to say that being asked to be involved with the groundbreaking
of the new building on campus topped them all. Not only did Student Life ask
the Kianus to be involved but so did President Steele, and to me this is such
an honor. While at the groundbreaking, we helped hand out shovels and hats to
the board members. At the very end Alainna Amicone sang and President Steele
brought us all up on stage and wanted us to sing with her. I had chills the
entire time because not only were we the only club involved in the groundbreaking,
we also got our picture taken with John Glenn and talked to him for a while.
This day just proved to me what a great group of girls we were and how much
Muskingum appreciates us.
What is your favorite non-Kianu memory?
Kent and Lindsay Hughes '05
TK: While playing softball my freshman year I became friends with a lot of wonderful
girls. Our trip to the World Series that year is one that I will never forget
because the whole thing was so surreal and exciting.
When did you first hear of Kianu? Do you have any Kianu relatives or
know any Kianus before you came to MC?
TK: I heard about Kianu one of the first couple of days I was there. A couple
of Kianus invited me and some friends over to the house one night to hang out.
This was the first I had ever heard of them because I do not have any Kianu
What are you hoping to accomplish this year as president?
TK: I hope to bring the club closer together. I want each member to feel more
involved and to know what is going on. I want to have more dry events with just
Kianus so that we can truly get to know one another better.
When did you decide you wanted to pledge Kianu?
TK: I was one of those girls that loved the Deltas the first couple of months
as a Muskie. I made a lot of friends over there, so I thought I had my mind
made up going into rush. At the same time I was playing softball with many Kianus
and loved them just the same. Rush week was very hard but I knew what I was
doing right after the final parties.
What made you want to become a Kianu?
TK: I loved the way I felt when I walked into the house during rush week, and
the girls that filled it. I looked up to them and strived to be a classy, strong,
and confident person, just like them.
When you first visited the house, what was your initial impression?
TK: The house was very welcoming, not how I pictured a sorority house to be.
It gave me a good feeling just being inside and I knew that I belonged in that
Which Kianu sister has had the greatest impact on you?
TK: Wow, this question took my breath away because I have no idea how to choose
just one person. Every girl in this club has had an effect on me and without
them I would never be the same. I could say something about each one but that
would take too long. I think that my Kianu family has really taught me how to
be there for one another and no matter what happens you can always make it over
the "hump" as my big and I like to say!
What do you want to do after you graduate?
TK: I would like to be an event planner at a Country Club. I love planning events
and I am interning this summer with an event planner at home.
If you would like to nominate someone for this honor (active or alumna),
please e-mail ruthsaraconnell(at)gmail(dot)com with your selection. Changes are
made as nominations are received.
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Last Update: June 2006