Mary Nunley, of Zeta Tau Alpha, has been selected by Lehigh's Panhellenic community as the October 2012 Panhellenic Woman of the Month. Mary's chapter members had this to say about her:
She is our VPI (Coordinator ofCommittees), and has been a fantastic role model for our large group of new Zeta’s by going completely above and beyond her call of duty. Mary has been working hard as our VPI, while also working as the President of Student Senate, being a Teaching Assistant for an architecture studio, and working as the Alumni President of her High School in New Mexico. She always makes time in her busy schedule to help out the community at an Animal Shelter on weekdays, and absolutely loves to play with the kittens there. Mary is an Architecture /Civil Engineering Major juggling an extremely tough course load. She is now studying hard (staying in many weekends) for the GRE’s for graduate school admissions. After graduation from Lehigh she will be taking a year off to help children by participating in the Teach For America Program, and then will be off to graduate school. Many of the girls in ZTA look up to Mary because of her many leadership roles on campus, her time management skills, her devotion to the community and humanity, and her ultimate success in every task that she takes on.
A short and specific example of Mary’s devotion to Zeta was extremely apparent this Fall. Upon returning to Lehigh, many of the girls with executive positions in ZTA dropped out. Without anyone asking, Mary cheerfully took on the loads of these positions while we were interviewing others to fill the positions. Mary did a fantastic job filling these positions, and showed the girls that with some hard work, you can keep an organization running through some tough times.
The thing that separates Mary from other students here at Lehigh is her passionate attitude towards helping people. She never becomes involved inactivities just to “put them on her resume”. She is an extremely genuine person who just loves to help whoever she can, when she can. Thank you for considering Mary as a nomination for Sorority Woman of the Month- She certainly deserves recognition for her hard work, and definitely does not get thanked enough!