Brother Spotlight: Kelly Ross

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“Energetic”, “Caring” & “Positive”

Congratulations to our brother of the month for January, Kelly Ross! Kelly has been described by her peers as someone that truly cares for her brothers. She is always a friend that brothers can go to for a good laugh. This semester, Kelly is the Public Relations Assistant, and she’s worked incredibly hard creating new material.

Brother Spotlight: Lindsay Nissenbaum

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“Kind” & “Selfless”

Congratulations to Lindsay Nissenbaum on making brother of the month! Lindsay served as one of the New Member Liaisons last semester and is currently our Community Engagement Liaison and one of our Transition Team members. Our brothers admire you for your dedication to this organization and your constant willingness to help. Keep being awesome!

PADwards and Banquet Fall 2018

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Two of our seniors, Alyssa Huang and Sydney Wolofsky, will be graduating this semester!

Two of our seniors, Alyssa Huang and Sydney Wolofsky, will be graduating this semester!

Last night, to end the semester, we held a banquet in the Josephine Louise Ballroom on campus. We told our brothers to wear their best cocktail attire as we rolled out the red carpet for this We decorated the room with PAD memorabilia, including the PAD crest, PAD letter flag, and the PAD banner we made earlier this semester. We had food catered from Rouses, ranging from Baked Mac and Cheese to Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and a selection of desserts such as cupcakes and cookies. We initiated eight numbers into our fraternity last night. We informed them of what their responsibilities as brothers and about the history of PAD as they then proceeded to sign the scroll of our chapter.

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Next, we had a very heartfelt video put together by Celina Sokol, one of our Membership Chairs, that featured photos and videos from this semester. We also had several of our abroad brothers, including Wendy Cohen, Alex Freedman, Maya Fromm, and Nicole Roca send in videos about how their adventures abroad have been. We can’t wait for them to come back next semester! Even some of our alumni, including past Membership Chair Zach Benson, past President Armando Marin, and past Vice President Brandi Doyal! It was so nice to see their faces again!

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Our evening concluded with the PADwards Ceremony. We asked brothers to nominate other brothers for different superlatives. A few example are PAD Superstar, Most PAD Spirit, Fashion King and Fashion Queen, Most Likely to be a Supreme Court Justice, and many others! Then, we took the Top 5 Nominations and allowed brothers to vote on whomever they thought was the best fit! It was an amazing ceremony and we had some very deserving winners!

Thank you all for a great semester! We have enjoyed it so much. See you all Spring 2019!

Brother Spotlight: Bronte Foley

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“Resilient”

Bronte Foley is our current President of our Phi Alpha Delta chapter. She is the recipient of our October Brother Spotlight!

She has worked tirelessly to help reform our chapter to ensure that we provide the best new experience to all of our new members and our older members. She has faced many problems head-on and has worked very hard to reorganize our organization. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication, Bronte!

Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court: An Exciting Panel with Fantastic Questions

Last night, our chapter of Phi Alpha Delta co-hosted a panel with our Political Science Department at Tulane. The panel was open to the public and the room was packed with eager students ready to hear an intelligent discussion on the Kavanaugh appointment and the lasting effects it would have on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The panel, titled, “Kavanaugh and the New Supreme Court,” featured four professors and their various opinions on the nomination and confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh. The professors were, from left to right, Professor J. Celeste Lay, Professor Scott Nolan, Professor Rosalind Cook, and Professor Nancy Maveety. They were asked guided questions by our President and panel moderator, Bronte Foley, and after which they opened up for a Q+A session.

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Topics ranged from women’s reproductive rights to LGBTQA+ rights and how the Supreme Court would rule on certain decisions. The event last about an hour and had over 50 attendees.

The School of Liberal Arts wrote a fascinating article on it which you can read here.

Brother Spotlight: Celina Sokol

“She has seriously gone above and beyond I want her efforts to be recognized.“

Congratulations to Celina Sokol for getting the Brother Spotlight for the month of September! Celina has been a member for PAD for many years and has contributed countless hours to the organization. She has served as Professional Chair, Secretary, and now the Membership Chair for the organization! Her peers describe her as “committed” and “impeccable.”

We love you and appreciate everything you do for PAD!

How PAD Prepared Me For Post-Grad Life

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I am a recent graduate of Tulane (Class of 2018) and a Tulane Phi Alpha Delta Alumni.  I joined PAD in its first official semester on campus in Spring 2015.  I remained an active member up until I graduated in May.  I consider PAD to have been an integral part of my time at Tulane, and it helped mold me to help prepare for my (then) future.  Every aspect of PAD brought me new insight that I was able to use to help plan for my future.  Through lawyers and law school admissions counselors that PAD brought in to speak to us as a brotherhood, I discovered that I didn’t want to go straight to law school, but I wanted to take some time after graduation for myself in order to gain experience in the real world.  And while the LSAT tutoring provided by PAD was certainly helpful, I feel the biggest takeaways I took from PAD was the connections I made with my fellow brothers, and the networking opportunities that they provided.  

Through one of my brothers in PAD, I was able to get an internship at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.  In doing so, I gained valuable legal exposure and experience, experience that proved to be invaluable when I graduated from school and started looking for open paralegal experiences at firms across the country.  When I was given an opportunity to interview, I used interview experience that I had learned from PAD recruitment to help turn me into a top candidate.  It also helped that on one of my interviews, one interviewer (now my boss) and I were able to bond over the fact that he had been a founding member of his PAD chapter when he was an undergraduate.  I now work as a paralegal at a top law firm, continuing to strengthen connections for not just my own future, but for my brothers from Phi Alpha Delta - Tulane Pre-Law Chapter, to help give them the same opportunities that I have been able to achieve thanks to the experiences I gained through my membership in PAD.

New Ambitions

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Members of our Executive Board, Board, and Cabinet met last night to discuss our upcoming recruitment schedule in addition to other upcoming events. On the agenda was our social tubing event, community service planning, upcoming law speakers, and LSAT workshops. The board also discussed expectations for the year and how we can make this fall the best for our entire brotherhood. 

We can't wait to see how this year will unfold!