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Executive Board 2023

Our Goal

Our current Executive Board is not only focused on the operations and overall success of the chapter, but we are also promoting the individual growth and wellness of each sister.

Name: Tori McNelis

Title: President

Hometown: Woodbridge, CT

Major: Communications

 

Being a member of Gamma Phi Beta is an experience I cherish dearly and am eternally grateful for. This chapter has surrounded me with women I am proud to call not only my best friends, but my home away from home. Each and every one of my sisters has become a role model for me - a clear vision of the type of woman I strive to be each day. The love the Eta Chapter has shown me is a love I carry with me in all that I do, and has instilled in me the confidence to achieve anything I put my mind to. I am both incredibly proud and honored to be a part of an organization that has changed me for the better, and continues to do so everyday.

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Name: Julie Lawton

Title: Administrative Vice President

Hometown: Madison, CT

Major: Communications

 

Growing up with two sisters, I never thought the sisterhood bond we share could be replicated by anyone else but them. As I began college, I craved the sense of loyalty, belonging, and ever flowing support that my actual sisters provided to me back at home. Joining Gamma Phi Beta gave me a support system and a constant friend when I had none! My sisters in GPhi are more than friends to me, they are my family

Name: Mia Squeo

Title: Education Vice President

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Major: Special Education

I joined Gamma Phi as a freshman in 2020. Coming to a large school during the pandemic, it was difficult for me to find my place and have a supportive community. As a young women with confidence issues I was desperate for a strong girl group to lean on. GPhi is everything I stand for in that it is an organization of strong women lifting one another up. Especially as a future educator, I understand the importance of building strong girls through the students I work with. Besides meeting so many wonderful women that I am proud to call sisters and best friends, I am grateful for the leadership skills it has enabled me to gain.

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Name: Caroline Devir

Title: Financial Vice President

Hometown: Eastchester, NY

Major: Finance

 

Being a member of Gamma Phi Beta has been the highlight of my college experience thus far. Being an out of state student, joining Gamma Phi made a large and unfamiliar campus feel a whole lot smaller and more like home. Since joining Gamma Phi in the fall of my freshman year, I have met my best friends who I know will be by my side forever. Having a leadership role in the chapter has taught me valuable skills that I will be able to take with me even after graduation. I am so thankful to be surrounded by women who consistently push me to be the best version of myself. I am forever grateful for all that Gamma Phi has given me.

Name: Ari Dvir

Title: Membership Vice President

Hometown: Westford, MA

Major: Biomedical Engineering

 

Joining Gamma Phi Beta has been one of the best decisions I have made. Coming to college during COVID made it extremely difficult for me to find my place at UConn. Once I decided to rush and join this amazing sisterhood, my life drastically changed for the better. I now have friends that support me and shower me with unconditional love. Additionally, I have learned how to do better in my classes from the helpful pointers from sisters to excel academically and with time management. Without Gamma Phi, I would not have received the advice and love that gets me through everyday. This organization has taught me how to be a better friend, student, and leader. For that, I am forever grateful for Gamma Phi Beta. 

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Name: Remy VanVliet

Title: Panhellenic Affairs Vice President

Hometown: Danbury, CT

Major: Economics

I joined GPhi because of the true and constant support and friendship that I saw from the girls as soon as I stepped through the pink door. Everyone in Gamma Phi has become a significant part of my life and knowing that these girls are all here to support each other is the best feeling. The sisterhood we continue to build together has inspired me to take a position on our exec team. With my position, I’m so excited to be working with other women in the Panhellenic community and collaborating with sisters. 

Name: Jane Severin

Title: Public Relations Vice President

Hometown: Wenham, MA

Major: Communications

As a transfer student to UConn in the Fall of 2021, I was admittedly very anxious to find my place at such a big school. During my very first week on campus, I decided to go through formal recruitment and quickly found a home within Gamma Phi Beta. The women I spoke to during recruitment were kind, welcoming, and everything I was hoping for in a group of friends. As I reflect upon my time at UConn, I owe so much of my success, personal growth, and happiness to GPhi. I have found friends who feel like family, I've taken on leadership opportunities that have made my confidence skyrocket, and I have made memories that will last me a lifetime.

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