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Empowered Volunteer: Beth Sesler

By SDT Headquarters,

Elizabeth (Beth) Sesler, Epsilon-University of Cincinnati
SDT Foundation President
Past National President

Beth is pictured with her legacies, Catherine and Amanda, who were initiated during the SDT Centennial Celebration in 2017.

The Alumnae Programming and Engagement Committee is excited to continue our series spotlighting Sigma Delta Tau’s wonderful volunteers!

Beth served as the National President of Sigma Delta Tau from 1994-1998. She currently serves on the Finance Committee and serves as the current President of the SDT Foundation. Beth, along with the SDT Foundation, is committed to empowering SDT sisters to grow personally and professionally. Check out what Beth has to say about her volunteer experience with SDT!

Q: Why do you volunteer for SDT?
A: It’s hard for me to remember when I didn’t volunteer for SDT.  My time has, hopefully, made the organization better for the future to continue to provide support and opportunities for growth to our sisters.

12 Past National Presidents, including Beth, attended the 2018 National Convention in Cleveland.

Q: What keeps you busy outside of SDT?
A:
Even though my children are grown and out of the house, trying to keep track of all four does keep me busy!  Currently, we are planning a June wedding. Aside from my family, I play golf whenever I can. I am the Treasurer of my Investment Club and a member of the ERIE Women’s Fund. I also participate in local and state politics, and I love to read.

Q: What skills have you developed while volunteering that are applicable in other areas of life? 
A: If you look at how you handle many situations, I believe you will see the guiding hand of the sorority experience.  For example, when I was a Brownie leader, I used skills I learned during recruitment to keep the meeting moving to the minute. Organizational skills, communication skills, financial skills, problem solving, you name it, we all learn this either from the sorority during college or from volunteering for SDT.

Beth with her husband and children

Q: What advice would you offer someone interested in volunteering for SDT?

A: JUST DO IT! And try EVERYTHING and ANYTHING. The more you learn about SDT, the deeper your commitment and understanding of SDT.  It’s a win-win.

Sigma Delta Tau would not be successful without the time and effort put forth by our volunteers. Every alumna has the ability to make an impact. Whatever your interests may be- programming, service, scholarship, or recruitment- there is an opportunity for you! If you are interested in finding your passion within SDT, fill out our volunteer interest form: https://sigmadeltatau.org/volunteer-interest-form/


Author Bio: Taylor Goldberg is a recent graduate from Florida State University and is currently attending chiropractic school at the University of Western States. Taylor was a member of this year’s Collegiate Leadership Team and is currently serving on the Alumnae Programming and Engagement committee which works to create engaging and relevant programming for SDT alumnae of all ages.



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