—by Caroline Wells Hinds, Nu Beta/U of Alabama–Tuscaloosa
Nu Beta Mini-Reunion Benefits Tornado Victims
It was a hastily planned reunion as 16 Nu Beta Sisters met
on the campus of our alma mater, the U of Alabama–Tuscaloosa,
June 16–19, 2011. There, in a huge, one-time grocery
store, we sorted donations received to help victims of the
April 27 tornado that killed more than 40 people and left
extensive property damage throughout the Southeast. The
huge, powerful tornado barely missed our campus.
In addition to our work, we took time to catch up on one another’s
lives and families. We sang Chi O songs on the front
porch of the chapter house, ate (a lot), toasted one another,
Chi Omega, and Nu Beta, and celebrated our years together
The group consisted of Sisters from pledge classes of the
early ’70s who now live in six states: Alabama, Mississippi,
Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.
We discovered, among other things, that you can go home
again. The Nu Beta house director and house corporation
were of immeasurable assistance in our effort; we thank
them for helping us make it happen on such short notice.
Pictured are, from the left, in front, Mary Lee Carr Jones, Bari Allen
Jacobs, Debi Moore Wilkins; in back, Charlsa Taul Perdew, Julie Bull
Sirmon, Caroline Wells Hinds, Cynthia Rue Chitwood. Attending
but not pictured: Lynn Maxwell Shirley, Mary Satterwhite Kennedy,
Ruth Satterwhite Meadows, Debbie Jameson Chandler, Gail Jameson
Hughston, Lillian Chappelle Montgomery, Nancy Nodine Robinson,
Margaret Chandler, and Chi/Transylvania U initiate Amy Trice.
Chi Omega Lost Sisters