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Sigma Alpha

History:
Sigma Alpha began with five women, Ann Huling Mathews, Cindie Davis, Marilyn Burns, Amy Mathews, and Jennifer McMillan, and their dream to have a sorority with same passion for agriculture they all shared. On January 26, 1978 Sigma Alpha was officially recognized as a Professional Agricultural Sorority. Sigma Alpha was created to foster the study of agriculture among women by promoting scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

Mission/ Goals:
Mission: Cultivating Professional Women in Agriculture

Objective: The objective of Sigma Alpha shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.

Vision: To be the foremost organization fostering academic excellence and professional development while encouraging networking and lifelong bonds for women leading the agricultural industry. We strive to build diversity by marketing our organization on an international level.

Special Events/Accomplishments:
As a professional sorority Sigma Alpha aims to advocate for women in agriculture. One of our main philanthropies includes Ag in the Classroom a program in which we go out into the schools in our community and teach children about the importance of agriculture.

Requirements to Pledge:
Must have a minimum 2.25 overall high school GPA or a minimum 2.25 overall college GPA for any college courses earned in order to join an organization. Having a passion for agriculture only makes the experience more enjoyable.

Contact Information:
Jesse Still- President of Sigma Alpha Beta Nu
abacsigmaalpha@gmail.com

For more information visit the Sigma Alpha Facebook!

National Sigma Alpha

Sigma Alpha has created a culture of women excelling in agriculture by providing endless opportunities for women in the business. Learn more about Sigma Alpha from the national website. | More »

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