As we walked up the steps of Mullen Library to attend the Kappa Tau Gamma high tea on April 21, we reminisced about the wonderful times we shared, the close lifelong friends we made and the life skills we learned as members of our sorority. While CUA gave us the academic tools to succeed, KTG gave us invaluable social, organizational and administrative skills to give back to our communities as volunteers and citizens.
Seeing sorority sisters we hadn’t seen in 30 years brought back memories of enthusiasm and joy. Sisters, new and old, brought their pledge books to share. The books hadn’t changed much in the 50-plus years of the sorority, which surprised many of us. During our college days, pledge books gave us all a chance to walk up to total strangers. Sisters requested that we pledges get certain individuals to sign our books, which encouraged us to meet people we might never have met and gave us the courage to put ourselves forward — a skill that to this day both of us use in the civic and charitable organizations we belong to and chair.
One “must” signature was our moderator, Father Robert Mohan. He taught Contemporary Moral Issues, which nearly every student tried to take to fulfill their upper-level philosophy requirement. His joy, pride and enthusiasm in supporting the sorority was always evident and his continued guidance and endorsement of us reinforced our sense of identity as a Catholic sorority.
As we looked through scrapbooks, we regaled the current sisters with stories about the Greek Inter Club Council shows and how we all enjoyed them. The ICC hosted the annual show, which was a big Catholic Charities fundraiser and one of the highlights of the spring semester for KTG. Many hours went into planning, writing and rehearsing the show’s skits about campus life. Juggling academics with the rehearsal times in McMahon Theater stretched us all thin, but both nights of the show were always standing room only.
As we were leaving Mullen Library that afternoon after the tea, it was a great feeling to realize that the current students who organized this KTG reunion event are the same kind of people we were all those years ago. Their traditions, optimism, drive and enthusiasm prepare them to make their contributions to society.
— Dale Pronsky-Russell, B.A. 1977, and Jane Pronsky-Brothers, B.A. 1975
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