Three student leaders at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have accepted positions representing their national Greek organizations.
Damon Lee Scott joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity in January 2004. Following his initiation in May 2004, he became involved in the UTC Interfraternity Council (IFC) and held the offices of President and Executive Vice President of Recruitment.
He has accepted the position of Educational Leadership Consultant representing Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“I am extremely excited to give back to the fraternity that has taught me so much over my years in college,” Scott said. “Having the opportunity to help other members of my fraternity will be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
Scott spent his early years in Virginia, but he calls Millington, Tennessee, his home since 1995. He graduated from Millington Central High School in 2003. Scott is scheduled to graduate from UTC in December 2008 with a degree in Business Management. He plans to pursue his Master’s Degree in Higher Education: Student Affairs. “My new job is a great stepping stone for me to start my career in higher education,” Scott said.
Page Wood will graduate in May 2008. She is a Communication major with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Business Promotion. She has accepted the position of National Consultant representing Chi Omega Fraternity, Delta Alpha Chapter. “I will be based in my hometown of Lexington, Tennessee, and I will also be spending lots of time at Chi Omega Headquarters in Memphis,” Wood said.
Wood served as an Orientation Leader, Chancellor’s Ambassador and in the UTC Student Government Association (SGA). She was Advertising Manager for the University Echo and a member of Mortar Board.
In 2007, Wood received the UTC Student Government Leadership Merit Award, Chattanooga Advertising Federation Scholarship, UTC Jimmy Jackson Alumni Memorial Scholarship, Charles M. Renneisen Leadership and Scholarship Award, UTC Student and Development & Student Alumni Council Public Service Award. She was crowned UTC Homecoming Queen in fall 2007.
As an undergraduate, Wood served as Chi Omega President, Recruitment Chair and House Corporation Chair.
“Having the opportunity to represent Chi Omega on a national level is truly one of the greatest honors of my life,” Wood said. “Through Chi Omega I have had the opportunity to meet many extraordinary women across the country who have instilled in me the importance of community service, excellence in academic pursuits, professional development, and valued standards and ethics, as well as the ability to be an effective leader. I am proud to have the opportunity now to go out and continue the tradition of sharing and building upon these ideals with Chi Omega chapters all over the United States.”
Mattye LaSuer will graduate Magna Cum Laude in spring 2008 with a degree in Communication. LaSuer, whose hometown is Kingston, Tennessee, arrived at UTC in the fall of 2004. During her time at the University, she served as an orientation leader for two years and was involved with the Admissions A-Team. LaSuer served on UTC’s homecoming committee and was presented on the 2007 UTC Homecoming Court. She joined Sigma Kappa Sorority in 2004 and served as Vice President of New Member Education and President. She will travel to Sigma Kappa collegiate chapters nationwide as a Field Consultant for Sigma Kappa National Headquarters.
“I could not be more excited or proud to be serving as a Sigma Kappa Field Consultant,” LaSuer said. “Throughout my collegiate years of membership, Sigma Kappa has given me so much, and now I am fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity to give back in such a big way. I look forward to meeting sisters from across the country and serving my sorority on a national level.”
LaSuer is a member of Golden Key Honor Society and Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was recently named the “Top Scholar” of UTC’s Kappa Tau Alpha Chapter. She has also served as a counselor at the Tennessee Volunteer Girls State program for four years.