JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix
Here’s how to keep up with the fun, leadership, and Sisterhood
activities at Convention without being there personally.
Chi Omega will be updating its Facebook page daily with Convention
pictures, quotes, and videos, and we encourage you to “share” these fun
updates on your Facebook page, too! We can’t wait for our 34,000 Facebook fans to
help Chi Omega share its Sisterhood! www.Facebook.com/ChiOmegaFraternity
. “Hoot” about Convention with Chi Omega! Follow our official Twitter
feed @ChiOmegaXO and use the hashtag #XO2012 to communicate about
Convention. “Rehoot” us and be on the lookout for Sisters you know who may be mentioned!
For the first time ever, Chi Omega’s Convention newspaper,
The Owl, is going online and Chi Omega will be updating it,
live, from Convention! You can read blog posts about Convention
events, learn about award honorees, keep up with chapter award
winners, and maybe even read some fun Chi Omega trivia at
. Or, scan the QR code at the
left with your mobile device! Be sure to leave comments!
Cindy Chiang Halvorsen earned her bachelor of science degree in biomedical
engineering at the U of Cincinnati
, where she was a campus leader, homecoming
queen, and an initiate of and recruitment chair for Pi Alpha Chapter
She graduated in 2004 as the top student in her field, and was a Presidential
Leadership Medal of Excellence recipient. The Ohio native earned her MBA in
2010 at Northwestern U’s
Kellogg School of Management.
Today, Cindy works in brand management at Kraft Foods, where she’s overseen major product
lines such as Jell-O, Shake ’N Bake, and Taco Bell Home Originals. Earlier she was with Procter &
Gamble and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
Cindy has been active as a Chi Omega alumna since graduation and was selected to participate in
the Flagship Session of the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega in 2005. Additionally,
she is a loyal donor to the Chi Omega Foundation.
Known for their energetic personalities, intense competitiveness, and loving relationship, Cindy
and her husband, Ernie Halvorsen, recently raced around the world to win the $1 million prize on
Season 19 of CBS’s Emmy Award-winning show, The Amazing Race
Cindy will speak on Thursday morning, July 12.
Nancy Utley Jacobs, Xi/Northwestern U
, is president of Fox Searchlight
Pictures in Los Angeles, which boasts such award-winning films as Crazy
Heart, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Sideways
, and Slumdog Millionaire
The 2011 titles she’s most proud of are The Tree of Life, Shame
, and The
. Nancy is our first recipient of the Malinda Jolley Mortin Woman
of Achievement Award to have two collegiate-aged Chi Omega daughters:
Hannah Jacobs, is an initiate of Phi Alpha/George Washington U
, and Katy Fitzpatrick, is an initiate
of Beta Alpha/U of Pennsylvania
Nancy Dugal Perrier is an internationally respected oncology surgeon.
She maintains a full clinical practice; teaches students, residents, and fellows;
and lectures internationally about surgical endocrine disease. The recipient of
many recognitions, awards, and research grants, Nancy has authored more
than 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and is member of numerous
professional boards. Nancy was recruitment chair for her Chi Omega chapter,
Phi Gamma/Louisiana State U
. She and her husband, Dan, have two children, Daniel and Amélie,
and live in Houston.
These awards will be presented at Convention on Thursday evening, July 12.