Alpha Delta Pi Sisters Sara Jane Bowers, from left, Cassidy Collier, Jan Maisch, international vice president of collegiate membership, Carole Ann Daniel, a Brenau Trustee and past Lambda President, Katelyn Brown, Maggie Griffin and Kelley Robertson, the Lambda Chapter's advisor, cut the ribbon on the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house during the Brenau University Alumnae Reunion Weekend on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Home, Sweet Home

When the Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi hosted the dedication for its new sorority house during Women’s College reunion weekend April 16, residents were wrapping up their first year in the new digs. They also were showing off some generosity of their older sisters who wanted to make certain the younger members enjoyed the same homelike, family experience that they had decades earlier.

Sarah Wahl, WC ’50, former chapter president, donated more than $67,000 in antique furnishings. The donations included a wool Sarouk carpet and a Venetian-style crystal chandelier that Wahl commissioned to honor late daughter Ceslie Alliene Schroder, WC ’83, who was also a former president. Julie Ann Singer “Sis” Hancock, WC ’51, helped out her sorority sister by contributing to the recovery and refurbishment of the antique pieces and new window treatments.

Gainesville interior designer and chapter adviser Maggie Griffin, an alum of the University of Georgia chapter, merged the antique dressings with new fabrics, creating a unique blend of modern sensibility and nostalgic charm. “We’re appreciative of how generous our alumnae have been,” says newer member Katelyn Brown, a junior from Hartwell, Georgia. “Each time I walk into our foyer, chapter room and TV room I am home.”

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