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Sister Gives Spring Commencement Speech

 Gamma Omega – University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                                                            Established 1978

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Kaity Springer




For Immediate Release

8 March 2017


Alpha Gamma Delta’s Own Delivers Commencement Speech

The Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta recognizes as sister Alinea Esensoy delivers commencement speech at 2017 University graduation ceremony.

March 8, 2017, BIRMINGHAM, AL –


The Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s member Alinea Esensoy was chosen from the greater student body to deliver the commencement speech at the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony. “It was such an honor to be chosen as this year’s speaker,” she said.  Esensoy was an active member of our chapter during her four years at UAB and also served as the Panhellenic President.  She gave a thought-provoking speech at the ceremony while recapping her not only educational experience at UAB, what she learned and her personal development while at UAB, but also her student life. “Therefore, be sure to engage with the world around you—but do not lend your time and talents to just any cause. Make sure that your journey in life is one that you find rewarding. Society is always going to have expectations for how they believe you should live your life. Even knowing this, it is easy to find yourself conforming to those expectations. So, I implore you to stay aware and put effort into making sure that the life you live is the one you want—the one that makes you happy.”

The chapter is proud to claim Alinea as one of our own.  Alinea’s accomplishments throughout her tenure in the chapter made a long lasting impression on the generations of Alpha Gams to come.

Alinea will be pursuing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this coming fall.



About Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity

Alpha Gamma Delta was officially founded on May 30, 1904 at Syracuse University. Each of the Fraternity’s 11 founders were progressive women who selflessly contributed to the foundation and growth of Alpha Gamma Delta. Since the founding, collegiate chapters have been installed at more than 180 colleges and universities across North America and more than 155,000 women have become Alpha Gam sisters. Guided by the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose, Alpha Gamma Deltas strive to attain a higher standard, thereby improving their lives, the lives of those around them and the communities in which they live. Together, Alpha Gamma Delta continually works to inspire the woman and impact the world.

About Alpha Gamma Delta Gamma Omega Chapter

The Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was founded at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1978. As a sisterhood, Alpha Gam exists to provide opportunities for personal development through the spirit of sisterhood, education and philanthropic efforts.  Gamma Omega also works hard to support their philanthropy which benefits the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and the American Diabetes Association through numerous events throughout the year.





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