Name: Christine Donovan
Chapter of Initiation: Lambda Epsilon, Christopher Newport University
Current Location: Chesapeake, VA
Profession: 7-Eleven Field Consultant
How Christine Spends Her Free Time
Free time – What’s that? Christine’s full-time job as a Field Consultant for 7-Eleven keeps her up and moving, but that just isn’t enough. Christine has served on the Gamma Delta Chapter Advisory Council (American University) since 2008; and as Academic Adviser, since 2014. Christine once served as the Membership Adviser, 2008-2010; Chapter Adviser, 2010-2013; and Public Relations Adviser, 2013-2014.
Christine doesn’t play favorites when it comes to volunteering her time for collegians and alumnae. She enjoys giving back to both sets of members by sharing her knowledge of Phi Mu Fraternity. She served as Vice President of Membership for the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter from 2010-2013. She loved it so much that she came back to this position in 2014 and currently holds this office now. In 2009 she served as Philanthropy Chairman; in 2009 as Vice President of Finance and Alternate Panhellenic Delegate; and in 2013 as Vice President of Programming. She is also a proud fundraising committee member for Northern Virginia Panhellenic Alumnae!
If that isn’t enough, Christine has also maintained her membership with sisters from the D.C. Alumnae Chapter where she served as Collegiate Relations Chair in 2013.
Along with volunteering for Phi Mu on a local level, Christine gives back her time nationally as well. She currently serves as Gamma Area Operations and Finance Coordinator, 2012-present. In the past she has served as an Area II Collegiate Operations and Finance Director (6 chapters), 2012-2014; Area II Collegiate Finance Coordinator (44 chapters), 2014-2015; and on the National Risk Management Committee, 2013-2014.
Below read why it’s all worth it to her:
“My collegiate years in Phi Mu were incredible and motivated me to become an active alumna. What I never could have guessed at Third Dimension were the wonderful Phi Mu women I had yet to meet and the lasting impact they would on my life. Through the years I have been lucky enough to have strong Phi Mu mentors guiding and encouraging me. There are also the alumnae volunteers that have been in the trenches with me and from those late night recruitment sessions unbreakable friendships have formed. Then there are the many collegiate women I have worked with in some capacity that have gone on to accomplish great things inside and outside of Phi Mu and it is a great joy to follow their lives. Although they have all stepped into my life at a different time and for different reasons, we are all drawn to give of our time and efforts to Phi Mu and through doing so have become friends. I am so lucky to have met all of these women along my volunteer journey and even more lucky to count them among my closest friends.”
When we asked New Chapter Coordinator Abby Elrod, AI, to speak on behalf of Christine, there was no hesitation: “I had the privilege to work with and get to know Chris when we both volunteered in the former Area II. Chris is smart, adaptable, and a strategic thinker. I always loved a good brainstorm session with her, and knew I could always count on her to get work done quickly and efficiently.”
A huge THANK YOU to Christine for her dedication to Phi Mu for all these years!