By: Taylor Carden
As one of the three Greek Council Co-Presidents it was my duty to plan Greek Week this year as well as Greek Gala and the Greek Goddess competition that took place during the gala event. Seeing as this year marked the 135th anniversary of Brenau University we thought it apt to decorate using our school colors – black and gold. The tables were clothed in black with gold accents and the centerpieces included a gold dish on which we sat a vase with gold and black flowers. Greek Council wanted to keep things classy yet contemporary.
The event was set to start at 8:00 p.m. so light hors d’oeuvres were served since most guests had enough time for a sit down dinner before their arrival. The menu included various fruits, vegetables, cheeses, dips, as well as chicken and shrimp skewers. Mini pies and brownie bites were available for dessert. There were several beverage choices for guests to choose from.
Our entertainment for the night came from the DJ stylings of Gil Fountain, the son of Brenau University employee, Pam Fountain. He played a variety of music popular today. Brenau’s NPHC sororities even strolled a time or two. The dance floor was rarely ever empty. However, the real fun came in the form of the Greek Goddess competition, which is basically a trivia challenge between senior members of each of the eight sororities on Brenau’s campus. The contestants included Ashley Lee (ΑΓΔ), Katey Kibler (ΑΔΠ), Amber Durden (ΑΚΑ), Zoë Scheffrin (ΑΧΩ), Jessica Anderson (ΔΔΔ), CeCe Jones (ΔΣΘ), Amber Boy (ΖΤΑ), and Rachel Ellis (ΦΜ). The competition started around 9:15 p.m. with easy questions about each of the eight sororities including their colors, symbols, etc. The object of the game was for everyone to obviously answer correctly but any incorrect answers led to elimination. The last person left standing won the title of Greek Goddess. The questions ranged from easy to moderate to hard. The only contestants left after the hard questions were Katey Kibler and Jessica Anderson. Then there were two final questions that both women answered correctly. There were three possible tie-breaker questions but only one was used. The last contestant standing was Jessica Anderson of ∆∆∆. She was crowned “Greek Goddess 2013” with a crown, sash, and plaque.
After the Greek Goddess competition, more music was played until around 10:15 p.m. when the Greek Week winners were announced. Every sorority received a certificate for their participation in the week’s events but finally it was announced that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were the 1st Place Overall Winners for Greek Week 2013. They were awarded with a certificate as well as a plaque for their efforts. The Greek Council Co-Presidents thanked everyone for their participation this past week as well as their attendance to Greek Gala 2013. The last half hour of the event continued with music, dancing, food and fun. The night was a success in both the fun times had as well as the unity within Brenau University’s Greek community.