I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to be New Member Educator for the 2017 pledge class. This year we welcomed home 20 amazing pearls, and through the six week new member period they were able to learn the fundamentals of our sisterhood like values, standards, academic expectations, and our love for philanthropy. They also learned what it means to be a Tri Delta, and the true importance and pricelessness of a strong sisterhood like the one in Beta Phi. We had fun getting to know one another through our new implementation of pearl pals, and a wonderful Pearl Retreat at our previous alumni advisors, Marji Hines’ home! I truly believe our 20 beautiful pearls grew so much and learned how to love Tri Delta and Beta Phi even more during their education period. I cannot wait to see the amazing things these women have to offer. I am so very proud of my Shining Pearls!