meet the mr. samford contestants!

Introducing the 2017 Mr. Samford CONTESTANTS!! Come on April 4th at 7pm to watch these classic men compete for the prestigious title! Get to know the contestants below:

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Corbin Meredith

Sophomore 
Representing AOPI 
Business Management 
Birmingham, AL 
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JC Hunt

Memphis, TN
Brother of Pi Kappa Phi
Representing ADPI 
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James Hornsby

Major: Marketing and Finance 
From Decatur, TN 
Sophomore 
Representing Phi Mu 
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Christian Rosenberger

Memphis, TN 
Major: Nursing
Representing Tri Delta 
Freshman 
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Joey Fryar

Chattanooga, TN
Major: Nursing 
Freshman 
Representing ChiO
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Cameron Bowes

Representing ZTA
Freshman 
Brother of Pi Kappa Phi 
Major: Finance and Business Management 
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Jake Marsden

Representing Phi Mu 
From Signal Mountain, TN
Major: Business
Freshman 
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Grayson Hill

Memphis, TN 
Freshman 
Brother of Sigma Chi
Representing Sigma Chi 
Major: Business Marketing 
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Hampton Dortch

Birmingham, AL 
Pre-Business major
Brother of Sigma Chi 
Representing ADPI
Freshman 
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 Levi Edwards

Representing AOPI
From Davidson, NC 
Sophomore 
Major: JMC 
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Dmarcus Crawford

Major: Theater 
From Puttnam, GA 
Representing Lambda Chi  
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Cooper Cross

Marietta, GA 
Representing ZTA
Brother of Sigma Nu
On the Samford football team
Freshman
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Alex Matthews

Lake Oswego, Oregon 
Major: Economics and Marketing
Senior 
Representing: ChiO
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you’re invited to mr. samford!

April 4th will bring one of our all-time FAVORITE philanthropy events — Mr. Samford!! 100% of proceeds from this fun event will be donated to Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy, breast cancer awareness & education. Please see the flyer & video below for more information!

Want to buy tickets?! You’re in luck!! All of our sisters will be selling tickets for $5 each, and they will also be available for purchase in Ben Brown Plaza during the upcoming week.

Shoutout to our AH-mazing sisterhood chairs, Caroline Crawford & Lauren Mouchette for putting together this incredible event. You rock, ladies!!

NEW Mr. Samford Flyer

spring break travel log

Oh the places Zetas go! If there’s one thing our sisters love to do it’s to travel, and what better time to do that then Spring Break. No matter how far we wander, ZTA keeps us always connected. From chilling on the beach, to catching thrills at amusement parks, our sisters made Spring Break 2017 one for the books!

:: Zetas at the beach ::

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:: Zetas in the snow ::

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:: Zetas serving others ::

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:: Zetas at amusement parks ::

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:: Zetas in the mountains ::

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:: Zetas in the air ::

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:: spring break memories ::

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crowned devotional – xoxo gossip girl

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Crowned Devotional- XOXO Gossip Girl

This week God placed on my heart the topic of gossip. For some reason, gossip seems like something you just can’t get away from. I mean, everyone does it, right?

Ok, real talk ladies: we’ve all spilled a secret or said something ugly about our friends before. Whether it was slip up or you said it to get back at that one girl, chances are, you probably chalked it up to just a little harmless gossip.

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” Proverbs 11:13

It’s easy to talk about someone else, but we can all agree that it hurts when we find out that someone we considered a friend is talking behind our backs.  So why do we think it’s ok to do it to other people?

Ephesians 4:29 says: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

As not only sisters in ZTA, but also sisters in Christ to the rest of our friends we are called to be worthy of our sisters’ trust. Christ showed his love for us, and we are to be examples of that love to everyone we interact with. There is no benefit to tearing down our friends. Knocking off someone else’s crown does not straighten our own. It’s time for us ladies to stand up for one another.

Believe me, I know more than anything else the temptation to gossip about someone when you heard they were talking about you. I know how hard it is to forgive those who slander us behind our backs rather than fighting back. It can be hard to speak kind words to those who have hurt us. But Ephesians 4:32 says: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Don’t continue the cycle of gossip girls. Do speak life, do encourage your friends, and do forgive. Because it’s never just harmless gossip, and it won’t end unless we decided to stop participating in it.

Always remember- speak kind words, and you will hear kind echoes.

XOXO, Summer

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