STARGAZER AWARD

Kappa Beta Gamma's Highest Honor Award

"Kappa Beta Gamma is deeply imbued with symbolism.  Our greek letters are symbols themselves, a representation of our family name.  The forget me nots remind us of all who have come before us.  The lion demands attention and is full of wisdom and courage.  Sapphires are blue for loyalty.  The five pointed star, and for KBG sisters each point has a meaning, the star itself represents light and guidance.

As I thought about KBG, changing and growing over 100 years, two symbols came to mind: the key, used to open new doors, and the telescope. The telescope allows you to see something far away that would otherwise be impossible to see.  It can lead you to details, new discoveries, and change and improvements.  It would be so exciting for past sisters to see what we are now.  Even more exciting is to know that we can always be looking forward through telescopes, finding new stars, and opening more doors.

Stargazers are dreamers and idealists, and they believe that through telescopes they can find new visions. The centennial starball seems like the perfect opportunity to say that our founding mothers were quite alike to stargazers. They saw the potential, they looked to the future, and they opened the door.  All along the way we have had stargazers.

The survival of an organization over 100 years is truly because of the members, like the founders, who have had the courage and the leadership to make changes and improvements.  Beginning in this, our centennial year, the stargazer award will be Kappa Beta Gamma's highest honor award, given to sisters who have picked up that telescope, dreamed big on our behalf, and opened doors.  Our stargazers have made meaningful contributions to KBG, embodied the true spirit of character, culture, and courage, and have significantly improved our sisterhood.  Recipients of the stargazer award are given the stargazer pin.  This pin is constructed of our KBG greek letters, the forget me not flowers, the lion, the sapphire, the star, the telescope, and the keyhole used to open new doors.

This is not a one time award.  Going forward, prior recipients will be given additional key pins should they receive the award again.  Keys are symbols of success and opportunities.  The stargazer key has our greek letters on the stem, and on the bow, a sapphire for loyalty and a white pearl for new beginnings. I hope that all of you will be the eyes and ears for Kappa Beta Gamma leadership and that you will help us find more stargazers, so we can recognize them too in the future.  And for every sister in KBG, we are thankful for your sisterhood.  Please dream big for KBG; open doors, look through the telescopes, and find big bright stars to lead KBG through the next 100 years.

If everyone will please rise, and raise your glasses and join me in a toast:

To the founders, to the sisters, to the stargazers, to KBG!  Cheers!" 

Excerpts from Centennial Starball speech by Grand Council President, Krista Gerstenlauer Wolk

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STARGAZER RECIPIENTS

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Anna Cowdin 🔑

Sigma Chapter

Class of 2011

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Meagan Bromley

Phi Chapter

Class of 2011

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Allyson Simerlein🔑

Nu Chapter

Class of 2004

Kathleen MacLeay

Theta Chapter

Class of 2010

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Jessica Pope

Alpha Lambda Chapter

Class of 2017

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Dallas Halldorson

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2014

Alexandria Moore🔑

Psi Chapter

Class of 2015

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Ashton Rymer🔑

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2017

Josie Corbacio🔑

Phi Chapter

Class of 2018

Shamaila Khan

Chi Chapter

Class of 2017

Nicole Reyes

Alpha Delta Chapter

Class of 2015

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Tanya Niemi

Alpha Mu Chapter

Class of 2019

Katherine McCarty

Omicron Chapter

Class of 2015

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Haleigh Johnson

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2018

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Kaitlyn Cooper

Psi Chapter 

Class of 2014

Megan Fensterer

Alpha Delta Chapter

Class of 2014

Jessica Pimentel

Alpha Lambda Chapter

Class of 2016

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Allie Rank

Phi Chapter

Class of 2013

Lauren DiNapoli

Alpha Delta Chapter

Class of 2014

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Rachel Peters

Nu Chapter

Class of 2005

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Amanda Berenjian

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2017

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Kimberly Kamaleddine

Alpha Iota Chapter

Class of 2018

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Selena Kunar

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2016

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Casey Breidigan

Phi Chapter

Class of 2012

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Chelsea Bowen

Psi Chapter

Class of 2018

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Solano Romo

Alpha Eta Chapter

Class of 2019

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Hailee Rogers🔑

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2016

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Laurinda Ferreira

Alpha Omicron Chapter

Class of 2018

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Kali Carman

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2019

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Morgan Burr

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2020

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SaraLynn Pelegrin

Alpha Iota Chapter

Class of 2016

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Danielle Kyei

Alpha Xi Chapter

Class of 2017

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Tiffany Weiss

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2019

Destiny Perez

Alpha Rho Chapter

Class of 2017

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Tiana Manzano

Rho Chapter

Class of 2017

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Hailey Wolske

Alpha Iota Chapter

Class of 2019

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Caitlin Burdeniuk

Alpha Theta Chapter

Class of 2018

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Stephanie Anderson

Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Class of 2019

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Chantelle Emslie

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2016

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Maria Anderson

Delta Chapter

Class of 2018

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Samantha Bigum

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2019

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Rebecca Shulman

Alpha Nu Chapter

Class of 2018

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Brooke Farrell

Rho Chapter

Class of 2020

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Beka Guy

Rho Chapter

Class of 2016

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Morgan Filliol

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2019

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Elizabeth Hardy

Upsilon Chapter

Class of 2018

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Railyn Woods

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2019

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Kasahra Atkins

Alpha Theta Chapter

Class of 2019

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Shannon Johnson

Alpha Zeta Chapter

Class of 2021

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Kelsey Looney

Alpha Lambda Chapter

Class of 2021

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Honey Park

Chi Chapter

Class of 2020

Tiffany Dingle

Psi Chapter

Class of 2015

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Lauren Jennings

Alpha Lambda Chapter

Class of 2021

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Cassandra Byrne

Alpha Theta Chapter

Class of 2020