Sigma Kappa

Chapter Officers

Chapter Officers

Kaitlyn Ketchum

President

Kaitlyn is a Junior Medical Social Work major with a minor in Psychology. She is from Germany and loves to shop and travel the world. She is the treasurer of Federation of Student Social Workers and a dog mom to her pup Waffles. Kaitlyn said, "I love Sigma Kappa because it truly has been my home away from home. Each sister constantly uplifts and encourages me to be the best version of myself. Sigma Kappa has given me endless opportunities to grow on campus and within myself. "

Devin Koehne

Vice President of Standards and Values

Devin is a Sophomore Liberal Studies major with a concentration in Special Education. She is from Franklin, Virginia. She is also a fulfillment chair of the Longwood University Special Education Ambassadors and a member of Promise16. She loves her 14-year-old chihuahua, Angel, so much that she has a tattoo of her. Devin said, "I’ve met so many inspiring women in Sigma Kappa who encourage me to always be the best version of myself that I can be. I love that no matter what is going on I will always have my sisters to lean on even when things aren’t going well in my life."

Samantha Hall

Vice President of Programming

A junior Nursing Major from Mechanicsville, Virginia. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Pi a leadership and success organization at Longwood. Sam loves to play with her puppy and spend time with family. She has a passion for traveling and learning about new cultures and would love to take a road trip across the United States one day. Sam said, "I love Sigma Kappa because it is my home away from home. It brought me to my best friends and gave me so many opportunities to serve on campus and in the Farmville community. I have grown so much since joining Sigma Kappa and I cannot wait to see what other opportunities this organization holds for me!"

Brianna Patillo

Vice President of Membership

Bri is a Junior Political Science major with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is from Lynchburg, Virginia. She is also the Social Media Coordinator for Promise16 which is a club at Longwood about mental health awareness. Brianna said, "This chapter has really helped me grow in more ways than one and I am extremely thankful for this chapter and the people within it."

Julia Byrd

Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Julia is a Sophomore Communications major with a concentration in Digital Media. She is from Roanoke, Virginia. She is really into fitness and has a huge passion for the elderly population, specifically those affected by Alzheimer's. Julia said, "I love Sigma Kappa because of their philanthropies and their core value of service. It clearly shows that service is a huge part of this organization because of the five we have and I really admire that."

Carolina Leone

Vice President of Alumnae Relations

Carolina is a Sophomore Nursing major from Chesapeake, Virginia. She has traveled to 7 different countries with a band. She loves to dance, do photography, play music. She knows how to play 10 different instruments. She said, "I love Sigma Kappa, because of the support system that all the sister provide."

Lane Seward

Vice President of Academic Excellence

Lane is a Junior Liberal Studies Major with a concentration in Elementary Education. She is from Chesapeake, Virginia. Lane loves to read and work with animals, as she was a part of the Chesapeake 4H Livestock Club. She is very organized and puts her best work into everything she does and always stay positive no matter what is thrown in her way. Lane said, "Sigma Kappa brought me my best friends and future bridesmaids."

Madison Crouse

Vice President of New Member Education

Madison is Senior Liberal Studies major with a minor in Psychology. She is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She loves to be on the water especially paddle boarding! She loves traveling to new places and has been to Alaska, Europe, Canada, & the Caribbean. This semester she traveled with a group of Longwood students to Puerto Rico to help with environmental and conservation after hurricane Maria. She is also a member of Longwood Ambassadors and Longwoods Honor and Conduct Board. Madison said, "Sigma Kappa brought be life long friends and a constant support system! Most of all, Sigma Kappa brought me so much personal growth over the last four years!"

Alexus Swafford

Vice President of Communications and Operations

Alexus is a Sophomore Social Work major from Richmond Virginia. She loves to travel and aspires to move to New York City after she graduates. Alexus said, "I love Sigma Kappa because I have someone to go to at all times. I also love the philanthropies and the value of service. I always have a constant support system from my sisters."

Megan Clay

Vice President of Finance

Megan is a Senior majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance. She is from Lynchburg, Virginia, but is looking forward to moving to Richmond after graduation! She is fortunate to be the Vice President of Finance for a second term this year. Additionally, she was a campus Ambassador, involved with Order of Omega as the Greek Awards chairman, and a part of the College of Business and Economics Student Advisory Board as Community Service chairman. Megan said, "I love Sigma Kappa because of the friendships that I have made and for the values we all hold as sisters. I am lucky to be a part of this sisterhood!"

Hannah Overstreet

Panhellenic Delegate

Hannah is a Sophomore majoring in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education. She is from Southampton County and one of her aspirations is to be as good a teacher as her mom. Hannah loves reading, eating desserts, and crafting. She hopes to one day travel to Italy because it is a beautiful country and has always wanted to try authentic Italian food. She said, "Sigma Kappa has helped me to grow into a more confident person, and has also helped me meet lovely and motivational women like my Big!"

Hannah Cleaver

Continuous Open Bidding Chairman

Hannah is a Junior Kinesiology major with a concentration in Exercise Science and a minor in Health Education. She is also the Historian for the Longwood Company of Dancers and is obsessed with dogs! Hannah said, "I love Sigma Kappa because of my amazing sisters and my long-lasting support system!"

Sydney Mitchell

Webmaster

Sydney is a Sophomore Nursing major from Mechanicsville, Virginia. She is apart of the Student Nursing Association and loves working with the elderly. She hopes to join the Peace Corps after graduation. Sydney said, "I love Sigma Kappa because I am able to give back to the community with all of my best friends."

Elise Sydow

Sisterhood Chairman

Elise is a Sophomore History major with a Political Science minor and a Secondary Education concentration. She is from Midlothian, Virginia and loves Disney World and all things Disney! She is a peer mentor at Longwood University. She said, " I love being sisterhood chairmen because I get to help my sisters create deeper bonds! Sigma Kappa pushed me to become a better me and gave me incredible people to support me and make me smile on a cloudy day."

Laura Panak

Social Chairman

Laura is a Junior Communications Sciences and Disorders major with a business administration minor. She is from Richmond, Virginia and enjoys swimming and hiking. She is in Kappa Delta Pi honors fraternity. She hopes to one day have her own private practice for speech therapy. Laura said, "I love Sigma Kappa because it is a group of women that support me in any way and will be honest with me. It is my home away from home."

Emily McCartney

Ritual Chairman

Emily is a Junior Biology major from New Kent, Virginia. She loves to go fly fishing with her dad, eat fried pickles, and is obsessed with The Resident and New Amsterdam on Hulu! She is also a part of the College Panhellenic Council where she serves as the Vice President of Recruitment as well as a member of the Longwood Ambassadors. Emily said, "I love Sigma Kappa because it has made me who I am today. I have grown over the past three years that I have been in this organization and wouldn't change it for the world. Sigma Kappa has brought me some of my closest friends and many opportunities I would not have thought were possible."

Lydia Sares

Triangle Correspondent and Historian

Lydia is a Junior Psychology major with a minor in Neurostudies. She is from Northern Virginia and enjoys reading and writing in her downtime. She would love to publish her own book someday. Lydia has a deep appreciation for other cultures being brought up in a Greek traditional household. She loves music, singing, traveling, seeing new places, meeting new people, and food. Lydia said, "Our values are really important to me, especially our philanthropies and the emphasis that is put on giving back to our communities."

Alexa Lavinka

Housing Chairman

Alexa is Sophomore Liberal Studies major who from Prince George, Virginia. She is also apart of Wesley and the Environmental Club. She loves turtles, Dr. Pepper, hoodies, and crafting. Alexa said, "I love Sigma Kappa because it is my home away from home. I have found my best friends and made bonds that will last a lifetime. Sigma Kappa has given me so much more than I expected to even be possible and I love every bit of it."

Paige Spencer

Public Relations Chairman

Paige is Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. She is from Charlottesville, Virginia and said, "I love Sigma Kappa because my sorority sisters are always there for me, encourage me every day, and love Chick-Fil-A as much as I do."