After the Snow – John Collum, a Baby, and Gamma Alpha Omega

Snow, snow, and more snow was the weekend’s theme. Facebook friends on the east coast keep me abreast of how much snow they were getting. Here in my neighborhood in the middle of the country, it was cold, but sunny. The snow – and here two inches of snow constitutes a snow emergency – which had fallen earlier in the week was melting.

Life goes on when it snows and the President of the Delta Tau Delta chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology had a good reminder of that during Storm Jonas. He’s also a member of the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He and his team helped a baby girl come into the world when her family could not get to the hospital. See the story at

The team that delivered the baby girl l-t-r) Anthony Grasso, Scarlett Guajala, Michael Vales

The team that delivered the baby girl (l-t-r) Anthony Grasso, Scarlett Guajala, Michael Vales


The talented, award winning performer, John Cullum, is a Phi Gamma Delta. Here is a wonderful interview from the University of Tennessee Alumni magazine.

John Cullum

On Collum’s wikipedia page there is mention that he “starred in ‘Chucky Jack’, an outdoor drama about Tennessee Governor John Sevier, at the old Hunter Hills Theater in Gatlinburg.” Of course, that had me looking for information about Hunter Hills Theater. (Be forewarned – it’s a rabbit hole



Happy Founders’ Day to  Gamma Alpha Omega. The sorority was founded at Arizona State University. The sorority is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).  It was founded by eight young Latina women, Michelle Seanez, Amy Alvarez, Patsy Guardado, Clara Lopez, Annette Escalante, Valerie Mendoza, Roxana Quinones, and Sandra Saenz. The organization’s motto is “Nos Una Crescemus” (United We Will Grow). The sorority publishes an on-line magazine, The Rose Vine. It is available at


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