Zeta Rho is getting ready for another first since their recharter, the Homecoming Alumni Breakfast Saturday morning.
Along with this year being Zeta Rho’s first pledge class, grub, and Homecoming Parade since its recharter, it will also be the first time that previous Zetas have been able to participate in the traditional breakfast before the parade.
While there are only ten Zeta Rho Alumni traveling to Abilene for the breakfast, all of the Zetas and Z-Rhos are excited about meeting them and getting to talk with them.
Laura Jane Hood, ZP Pledge Mom and junior youth and family ministry major from Franklin, Tenn., said, “We have alums as far east as Massachusetts and Virginia and we also have alums that are out of the country. So, we’re really excited about the 10 coming back. We’re pumped and it’s a good showing for our first year back on campus.”
Jess Weeden, ZP chaplain and junior psychology major from Monroe, Wis., said, “I’m excited for these ladies. This will be their first time to have a Zeta Rho affiliated event in a long time.”
The ZP advisors are also excited about the alumni coming in for the breakfast.
“I think it’s exciting for the alumni to see Zeta Rho back on campus and I think that it strengthens the bond they have with ACU and the current students on campus,” said ZP advisor and assistant professor of sociology, Dr. Suzie Macaluso. “Alumni have been very encouraging, I seem to meet a new alumni every few weeks and they have all expressed excitement and a desire to be involved with Zeta Rho as much as possible.”
Tara Biesboer, ZP advisor and ACU School of Nursing Administrative Coordinator, said she thinks the Homecoming Breakfast will help ZP continue establishing itself as a club. It will give the members and pledges an opportunity to see what their club can become and give them something to look forward to in the future.
“The most exciting aspect of the breakfast is seeing the embodiment of club and who were are as sisters and who we are as a family and as a home for each other,” Hood said. “Zeta Rho has this unique ability to be able to produce home wherever we are just because of the body of sisters that are together.”