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arrowFall 2015 New Members (November 2015)

Kianu Fall 2015 New Members


Breanna Bailey (2019)
Hometown: Long Bottom, Ohio
Hobbies/interests: Muskingum University Women's Lacrosse, hunting, traveling, being my younger brother's biggest fan, watching my sister play basketball, and spending time with my family and friends
Major: Nursing

I pledged Kianu because as I grew up I always had a lot of friends to support me and I wanted to be able to have that here at Muskingum as well. I love being around people that accept me for who I am, and that is what all of the girls from Kianu did. I knew deep down from the first night of rush that I could not wait to call these girls my sisters and make countless memories with them all.

Sydney Bowers (2019)
Hometown:Wadsworth, Ohio
Interests/Activities: Muskingum University Women's Golf, Homecoming Parade committee, running, hanging out with friends, and shopping.
Major: Spanish Education

I pledged Kianu because they were the first girls on campus to reach out to me and invite me to their parties. The girls were so nice, and they would be the only club I would pledge for. I'm so happy with my decision and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I found my home in XAN :)

Michaela Curts (2019)
Hometown: Cambridge, Ohio
Interests/Activities: I play softball, and I bowl.
Majors: Psychology and Accounting; Minor: Criminal Justice

I pledged Kianu because when I first came on this campus I was involved in the softball program, but I got injured so I couldn't play. My roommate and I started going to more sorority events that were being held on campus and one of the actives that I had met really reached out to me and invited me to things and made me feel welcome. When I went to Kianu events I felt comfortable in the house and around the girls. They made me feel like I could belong there.

Megan Devol (2019)
Hometown: Caldwell, Ohio
Interests/Activities: basketball, 4-H
Major: Athletic Training

I joined Kianu because my sister was a Kianu. I grew up listening to her stories about how much fun she had. She is still best friends with some of the girls and made enough memories to last a life time. My two best friends also went through rush with me. All three of us fell in love with everything about Kianu. The rest of the girls made me feel like I was part of the family and I felt at home the first night of rush.

Ashlei Gard (2018)
Hometown: Adamsville, Ohio
Interests: Working out, traveling, spending time with friends and family
Major: Athletic training

I pledged Kianu because I am making new connections & I have an everlasting friendship with some amazing girls!

Paige Gauding (2019)
Hometown: Woodsfield., Ohio
Interests/Activities: My hobbies include spending time with family, photography, and cooking.
Majors: Early Childhood Education and Special Education.

I pledged Kianu because all the girls were welcoming and made me feel like I belonged. I know that I can open my heart and just talk to this wonderful and beautiful group of girls. Most importantly they know how to make me smile, laugh, and have a great time.

Elizabeth Gizzi

Stephanie Haeuptle (2018)

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
Interest: Lacrosse
Major: Communication- Speech Pathology

I pledged XAN so I would feel more at home at Muskingum University. I wanted to make a group of friends that I could trust and be a part of for the rest of my life.

Kelsey Ivy (2017)

Hometown: Fremont, Ohio
Hobbies: racing cars, volleyball, hanging out with friends and family, watching movies 
Majors: Accounting and business 

I pledged Kianu because I wanted to be a part of something that made me feel like I was at home. The girls in this club did that for me. They were very caring and included me in events. I feel like I have a group of girls that I will make a lot memories with that I will never forget.

Jesse Ledger (2018)
Hometown: Cadiz, Ohio
Interests/Activities: My hobbies include lifting, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends
Academic Focus: Health & Fitness Major & Biology Minor

I pledged Kianu because I wanted to enhance my college experience and make lifelong friendships. When I received my open bid from Kianu I was so happy and I instantly felt like part of the family. All of my sisters are such nice and amazing women and I love making memories with them. Before I joined Kianu I was not very happy at Muskingum, but now I love it and Kianu feels like home. Kianu has changed my life in the most positive way.

Claire Nash

Carly Palmer (2019)

Hometown: New Concord, Ohio
Hobbies: dancing, yoga, running, reading, music (playing ukulele and singing), Herbalife
Major: nursing, Minor: psychology

I pledged Kianu for numerous reasons. I felt at home here. These are people I know I want to have in my life for the rest of my life. I just felt like Kianu is the place I belong. It's an indescribable feeling when you walk in the door. I just knew that it was where I was meant to be.

Mickayla Sanger (2019)

Hometown: Woodsfield, Ohio
Interests/Activities: Cosmetology, binge watching One Tree Hill, and eating lots of food
Majors: Psychology and Criminal Justice

I pledged Kianu because I wanted to finally find a place to call home. I don't play sports, and I'm usually awkward and not very social. Kianu has brought me out of my shell. When I came to this school I knew I wanted to be in a sorority. When I went to Kianu during rush week I knew it was the one for me. I love all the girls there so much and can't wait to keep on making memories with everyone!

Stephanie Siwicki (2018)
Hometown: Groveport, Ohio
Interests/hobbies: I play soccer here at Muskingum, I enjoy going to concerts/shows, and I love to travel.
Major: Middle Childhood Education

Why I pledged: I wanted to make life-long friendships, wanted to become more outgoing, I really fit in with the girls, and the girls are all unique and down to earth. Receiving my open bid has made me so happy and I have found my home.

Victoria Stuard (2019)
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Hobby: soccer
Major: Early Childhood and Special Education

I pledged Kianu because it felt like home. The girls made me feel welcomed and I could be myself around them.

Darby Wilson

Mara Wilson (2017)
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
Hobbies: riding my horses and painting
Majors: Business Management and Marketing, with a minor in Economics

I wanted to join Kianu because all the girls made me feel welcome and at home. I know a lot of them and hearing about all the fun things they got to do made me want to be a part of the club. I like how involved Kianu is within the community and I can't wait to have those same experiences too.

If you would like to nominate someone for this profile (active or alumna), please e-mail ruthcseaman(at)gmail(dot)com with your selection. Changes are made as nominations are received.

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Last Update: November 2015