This year, we held our third annual Beauty and the Greek Pageant on February 19, 2014 at the Downing Student Union here on campus! This is a pageant we hold every year in February to raise money for the Hope Heart Institute, in addition to raising awareness for Heart Disease. The mission of the Hope Heart Institute is “serving humanity through cardiovascular research and education…dedicated to preventing and treating heart and blood vessel disease, and to improving the physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for all at risk of – or affected by – cardiovascular disease.”
For more information on the Hope Heart Institute feel free to visit their website at http://www.hopeheart.org
The structure of the pageant consisted of three portions in which the contestants were judged on: Letter Wear, Formal Wear, and Famous Couples in History. The pageant gets its name due to the layout. It is a “couples” pageant in which one person in the pair must be a member of a greek organization on campus. Each sorority or fraternity is asked to nominate a couple (no more than three) to participate in the pageant.
And the best part about this years pageant, was having President Ransdell and his wife, along with Rho Chapter Alum, Emily Evanko, be our judges! We were beyond honored and thrilled they came out to judge and support our pageant and efforts to raise awareness about heart disease!
At the end of this fabulous pageant journey, the judges made their final decision and awarded our Greek Gods representing Alpha Tau Omega first place! Alpha Delta Pi came in at a close second place with Chi Omega placing third!
We had a great time hosting our third annual Beauty and the Greek pageant and we cannot wait to do it again next year! We raised 1,000 dollars for the Hope Heart Institute and we hope that next years pageant will be even more successful! A big thank you to all those who participated and all who came out to support us!