Madison Farrell

Chapter: 

Michigan State University - Alpha Delta
 
Throughout the course of my academic career I have had the honor of being a part of a multitude of student organizations, clubs, bands, and extracurricular activities. I can say with certainty though that none of them have had a greater impact on me than Phi Sigma Rho.  I joined this sisterhood as a freshman at Michigan State University and it continues to be the best decision I made in my collegiate career. The opportunities I’ve been given as a member coupled with the consistent guidance and motivation from the sisters in my chapter have made me the leader I am today. 
 
I grew up with a mother who constantly stressed the importance of education, faith, and the necessity of being kind to others. College can be a troubling time for some, but I was able to keep that mentality and succeed because of my sisters and the time and energy they’ve put into my success. They have been there through my greatest victories, and my most crushing defeats so I would truly be remised if I didn’t take a moment to thank the amazing women who make up the Alpha Delta chapter for being the best sisters, makeshift mothers, and friends I could have ever imagined. It has been an honor to serve as their president the past 6 months and I look forward to another semester of thriving together. 
 
I had the pleasure of attending National Convention during the summer of 2015 after my freshman year of college and I was able to see firsthand the major impact the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation has on this sisterhood. I know these scholarships just scratch the surface of all the good that they do, and as Christine Jackson would say, it’s a beautiful thing! So thank you to my sisters, the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation, the voting committee, and all of the volunteers. I will be using these funds as I enter my senior year to further my degree in Applied Engineering Sciences with a minor in Computer Science. I am incredibly appreciative of the Phi Sigma Rho community and thank you all again for naming me the recipient of this award.