March's Leading Lady | Meagan Kingren

Meagan Kingren

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We are so grateful to call Meagan one of our sisters, and we could not think of anyone more deserving to be March’s Leading Lady. Meagan is a senior from Birmingham, AL, majoring in Exercise Science. After graduating, she will be starting in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to obtain a PhD in Neuroscience.

Meagan has an infectious happiness! I can’t help but laugh and smile around her. She is such a huge role model to me and continuously teaches me how to be an amazing friend and student here in Auburn!
— Secret Sister

Alongside her membership to Kappa Alpha Theta, Meagan has been involved in AU Dance Marathon since her freshman year and served as last year’s Director of Hospital Relations. She played tenor saxophone for the 2018 AU Marching Band and made props for Aubie as a member of Aubie Committee. She also does research in the School of Kinesiology’s Muscle Biochemistry and Muscle Physiology Labs.

What does Theta mean to you?

“Without Theta, I wouldn’t be who I am today. My best friends are in Theta, and most of my favorite memories have been made with those people — rushing the field after the Iron Bowl, celebrating Bid Day for the first time on the “other side” of recruitment, and so many more. When I was a freshman, Theta really helped me come out of my shell and get involved on campus. Without those friendships and people encouraging me to apply for positions on campus, I wouldn’t be nearly as involved as I am, and I definitely wouldn’t be as confident and excited for what my life holds after graduation this May.”

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What is your favorite Theta memory?

Meagan Kingren is the epitome of a true beauty inside and out – along with the brains, of course! She is always there to lend a helping hand, has a heart of gold, and is probably one of the funniest gals I know. Once Meagan sets her mind to something, you better believe she’s going to accomplish it. Nothing can stop her! She’s a true #GIRLBOSS!
— Secret Sister

“This past year I was a member of the Auburn University Marching Band, and as a result, one of my friends said I had to get buttons for the sorority to wear. I had no clue that so many people would want to wear one, and even now after football season is over, I see them around campus on people’s backpacks. Before home football games, the band marches around the field and members are typically shown on the jumbotron. When I was shown on it, I could hear the whole section of my sisters screaming for me all the way across the field. Even now, it puts a huge smile on my face knowing that so many girls are behind me and rooting for me.”

What are three things you can’t live without?

“Coffee, my favorite sweatshirt, and a good book! Call it cliché, but my perfect scenario is a lazy morning sipping coffee and reading a good book while wearing my favorite Auburn sweatshirt. ”

Where is your favorite place to travel?

“I love to travel to new places, so really anywhere that I haven’t been is where I want to be. Out of the places I have been, I would have to say Lake Tahoe has been my favorite. I have never been in a more serene place. I remember being in the middle of the lake on my paddle board and being able to look at the snowcapped mountains around me and the crystal clear water beneath me. It was breathtaking! ”

February's Leading Lady | Kaycee Hair

Kaycee Hair

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We are so grateful to call Kaycee our sister and friend, and we could not think of anyone more fitting to be February’s Leading Lady. Kaycee is a senior from West Palm Beach, FL, majoring in Psychology.

Kaycee is the most genuine, uplifting person I have ever met. You can’t be around her without a smile on your face!
— Secret Sister

Alongside her membership to Kappa Alpha Theta, Kaycee is also a rape counselor with Rape Counselors of East Alabama, which provides a free service to victims of rape to help them through their traumatic experience(s). They provide education and prevention to our local community as well as run a 24/7 hotline and crisis center. She is also a lab assistant in a Social Development Lab here at Auburn where they study school adjustment in elementary school students and the implication of bullying. This year, she is serving as one of Theta’s Greek Sing Chairs.

What does Theta mean to you?

“Theta is home. Theta is never feeling alone. Coming to college is a difficult transition in itself, leaving behind everything you knew – your family, friends, memories – just to come to a small town in Alabama. I came to Auburn not knowing a single soul here, and as I face my last few months here before graduation, you would think that I would be sad leaving behind such an amazing chapter and unparalleled sisterhood. Instead, I can stand tall and proud to pursue my future endeavors knowing that all of the women in Theta shaped me to be the person I am. I would not have as much confidence in myself without this chapter, and I know these friendships I have will always stay with me. I am forever in debt to Kappa Alpha Theta, the greatest sisterhood I could’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of.”

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What is your favorite Theta memory?

Kaycee is beautiful inside and out, and she is the perfect role model for so many sisters!
— Secret Sister

“My favorite Theta memory was when I came to Greek Sing practice to teach choreography as one of the Greek Sing chairs, trying take my mind off of my friend who had passed away. Towards the end of practice, I saw all the hard work that the girls on the team put into our practice, and I immediately became overwhelmed with all of my emotions and broke down. I was surrounded by so much love and support as I just let the tears pour out, and I still cannot thank them enough for being my shoulder to cry on and being strong for me when I couldn’t.”

Where is your favorite place to travel?

“My favorite place to travel is the Florida keys. As a kid, my family would always take trips down there to snorkel, eat amazing sea food, and go kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing. You will still find me taking day trips with my mom, sister, or my best friends to soak in the sun!”

What are three things you can’t live without?

“I absolutely cannot live without my mom – she is my absolute best friend and partner in crime. I also cannot live without my sorority family. There is never a dull moment with my girls, and they are the reason you will always find me in a good mood. Lastly, I cannot live without The Office. It is the only show in my “recently watched” file on my Netflix account, and I have re-watched too many time to count. It will forever be my favorite TV show of all time!”

January's Leading Lady | Samantha Jeter

Samantha Jeter

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Samantha is such a funny and sweet gal! She greets everyone she sees with the biggest smile and never fails to make your day better.
— Secret Sister

It is such an honor to call Samantha one of our sisters, and we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving to nominate as this month’s Leading Lady. Samantha is a freshman from Dothan, AL, studying Pre-Business/Marketing.

Along with being a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Samantha also serves on Freshman Forum with a mentorship in Communications and Marketing with the SGA. She is actively involved in Emerge and Bryton Up Buttercup, an organization that paints faces in children’s hospitals. She attends Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, AL. When asked about Lakeview, she said, “I love my church, and I would love for anyone to hop in the Sentra on Sundays and join me!”

What is your favorite Theta memory?

“My favorite theta memory so far has been dancing and laughing with my theta girlies at socials! I also have enjoyed meeting for lunch on different occasions with other thetas and having fun get togethers! PC’ 18 truly rocks casual hangs. I have enjoyed all the laughs and I am convinced Thetas have the most contagious smiles! I cannot wait to make more memories!”

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Samantha is such a light to everyone she meets. She is never without a smile on her face and is such a genuine friend!
— Secret Sister

What does Theta mean to you?

“Theta has become very dear to my heart. I am so very thankful for the sweet friendships that have come from being in this one-of-a-kind sisterhood. I truly treasure all the girls I have come to know and how they have loved me so well. Each of them have encouraged me when I have been down, and getting to know them has become the highlight of my freshman year. I am excited to develop even more friendships and create more fun memories!”

What are three things you can’t live without?

“My first would have to be sunset drives! They are among my favorite memories, especially with good friends and fun tunes! Second, I need my coffee shops and books/quotes! Coffee shops have become my favorite college pastime, and they are even better with sweet buds. If you get to know me, you know that I appreciate a good quote more than the average Jo, and I will use it in conversation daily. (PS – I am always here for a good book recommendation!) Lastly, I definitely couldn’t live without my sweet friends. I am always up to hang out and love my friends more than life itself. I am excited to grow my friendships in Theta and to show them how much they are loved! TLAM!”

What is your favorite place to travel?

“My absolute favorite place I have been is Normandy, France! I went to Normandy right before senior year with Student Leadership University. We were able to examine history through the lens of the leaders at that time, and it was amazing. My favorite part of Normandy was being able to look off the cliffs into the water; I've never seen such a beautiful sight. God truly amazes me with His Creation!”