This week’s Sorority Saturday feature is Hannah Nugent of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta)!
Hannah is a third-year Marketing and Communications double major from Sloatsburg, New York. She transferred to the University of Maine in the fall of 2018 and that’s when she found Tri Delta! Hannah said that, because she was a transfer student, she “went into recruitment looking to bond with other girls on campus and being with Tri Delta felt like a home away from home to me.” If you’ve been keeping up with Sorority Saturday for any length of time, you’ll notice this is a shared sentiment that echoes among many women in Greek life.
Since joining Tri Delta in 2018, Hannah has jumped right into her new role as a sister! Hannah took on a leadership role in her second semester, serving as Tri Delta’s Vice President of Community Relations as well as their Director of Social Events for the past year. Regarding her experience as a member of Tri Delta’s executive committee, Hannah felt that this opportunity gave her “the confidence to communicate with others as well as efficiently problem solve.” She added that through these positions, she was able to influence her chapter in new ways, take initiative, learn how to be more organized, and be a more confident and effective leader. Since her positions involved much of the greater University as well as other Greek organizations, Hannah said that this experience “allowed me to reach out to other Greek and non-Greek organizations to plan events, and has allowed Tri Delta as a whole to become more involved on campus,” which not only demonstrates how Tri Delta has affected her, but the impact she’s had on her own chapter as well.
As to her experience in her chapter, Hannah said “Being in a sorority has made me a better woman because it has given me a purpose and has helped me grow to be a more independent and outgoing person. It has helped me to achieve my goals because it has given me the opportunity to hold positions and interact with others in a way that I wouldn’t have otherwise.” Panhellenic life is all about becoming a better person through the support of your sisters and community, as well as uplifting and supporting the women who make up that community and Hannah is an excellent example of this!
Hannah is currently studying abroad in Italy and exploring Europe, but when she’s at home in Orono, she is active in her chapter and the Maine Business School Corps. Academically, Hannah is equally impressive, being a member of the Order of Omega, the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and making the Dean’s List every semester she’s been at the University of Maine! As for volunteer activity, Hannah has done a lot of philanthropy work for St. Jude’s through Tri Delta. Hannah has also participated in BlackBearTHON, Christmas caroling at the Bangor Veteran’s home, participated in the Walk Against Domestic Violence, Adopt a Family, and Pets for Vets! Hannah has even raised $3,000 independently by walking in the Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk every year since 2012!
Currently, Hannah hasn’t decided what her steps after graduation will be. As a third-year, she still has time to figure it out though and she is currently looking into internship possibilities with St. Jude! In her free time, Hannah has a passion for photography as well as travel and hopes to incorporate both of those in her future plans. Hearing about Hannah’s achievements as well as her love for Tri Delta is so inspiring, it's incredible to learn of the dedication and hard work of an emerging leader on our campus. Have so much fun in Italy, Hannah, we can’t wait to hear about everything you bring to campus in the fall when you’re back at the college of hearts always!
I’ll leave you with a bit of advice from Hannah:
“If I could go back and give myself advice I would tell myself that everything happens for a reason and I have to trust the process. You will always end up where you are meant to be.”