Celebrating McDowell Month
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Zoom Event
February is MacDowell Month for Alpha Chi Omega. Named for the MacDowell artists’ artist residency program in New Hampshire (Alpha Chi Omega’s first philanthropic project), this month also honors our Founders’ heritage as musicians. During MacDowell Month, our members are encouraged to be patrons of the arts, and attend exhibitions, concerts and other events.
KOK will celebrate this tradition by singing AXO songs with Audra Levy Priluck.
Heidi Adair - Beta Nu (University of Utah)
Nicole Block - Iota Nu (University of California San Diego)
Maya Botvinick - Epsilon Kappa (Cal State Fullerton)
Carly Brink - Iota Tau (Cal State San Marcos)
Jennifer Cisneros - Iota Tau (Cal State San Marcos)
Megan Creevy - Beta Omicron (Florida Southern College)
Marilyn Davidson - Gamma Nu (San Diego State University)
Sara Duran-Fernandez - Alpha Psi (UCLA)
Patti Engelhardt - Iota Tau (Cal State San Marcos)
Amber Fielding - Iota Tau (Cal State San Marcos)
Shannon Gallagher-Balton - Pi (University of Berkeley)
Christine Glaze - Theta Pi (University of California Davis)
Hailey Guerra - Theta Sigma (University of North Florida)
Stacey Hoy - Nu (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Danielle Jackola - Iota Nu (University of California San Diego)
Morayma Jimenez - Kappa Lambda (USD)
Donna Klinge - Epsilon Kappa (Cal State Fullerton)
Kristy Leker - Iota Nu (University of California San Diego)
Rene MacVay - Theta (University of Michigan)
Shannon Merrill - Kappa Lambda (USD)
Traci Merrill - Gamma Nu (San Diego State University)
Danielle Monroe - Kappa Lambda (USD)
Kathleen Nance - Gamma Delta (University of Denver)
Jolie Napier-Vea - Iota Tau (Cal State San Marcos)
Caitlin Nasseraddin - Epsilon Psi (UC Irvine)
Melinda Neal - Alpha Chi (Butler University)
Pauline Nutt - Gamma Nu (San Diego State University)
Donna Poey - Alpha Kappa (Oregon University)
Brooke Puga - Gamma Epsilon (Oklahoma State University)
Carmen Rene - Gamma Delta (University of Denver)
Linda Sheldone - Rho (University of Washington)
Stephanie Sibley - Gamma Nu (San Diego State University)
Renee Solomon - Iota Tau (Cal State San Marcos)
Brooke Stites - Kappa Lambda (USD)
Desirae Storey-Smidt - Gamma Pi (University of Tampa)
Maya Botvinick is an initiate of the Epsilon Kappa Chapter at the California State University, Fullerton. She has volunteered for Alpha Chi Omega at both the local and national level for the past 20 years. Maya has held multiple advisor positions including Chapter Advisor at UCSB and was Southern California's Province Collegiate Chair and Province Alumnae Chair. Maya is a past Director of the National Housing Corporation. Besides, KOK's President, she is currently the Lead of the Alumnae Engagement Resources Team and an ambassador of the AXO Foundation. Maya lives with her husband, Michael and their two children, Zahava (14) and Ari (11) in Oceanside.
Alpha Chi Omega will be recognizing Healthy Relationships Week (HRW) February 7-13! This year, our focus is to celebrate healthy relationships and the importance of mutual respect.
Any relationship requires effort. No one magically has the perfect connection with friends, family or romantic partners. They put the effort in, and they are responsible for their behaviors. Mutual respect is an ongoing effort for all parties involved, which means there’s always room for improvement.
As real, strong women who dedicate time and effort to raising awareness about domestic violence, educating ourselves about the importance of healthy relationships is an excellent opportunity for us to support our national philanthropy while learning and educating others!