2019 National White Rose Finalist Announced

Published on May 13, 2019 in News, Press Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – The selection process is complete and Sigma Tau Gamma is proud to announce the three finalists for the National White Rose.

The first National Rose of Sigma Tau Gamma was chosen in 1940 and became an annual award in 1952. Now, the $500 National White Rose Scholarship is given to one chapter’s current White Rose who has made positive contributions to the chapter and best embodies the ideals and Principles of Sigma Tau Gamma. Each chapter may nominate one White Rose candidate.

Each of these individuals will be honored at Endeavor Atlanta. Get to know each of the finalists by reading their bios below. Congratulations to all three finalists.

Joleen Adams

Joleen is a student at Michigan Technological University, majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is a member of Theta Chi Epsilon Sorority. In addition to being an exceptional student, she has also participated in the Summer Youth Program at Michigan Tech in the last two summers. Recently she accepted co-op offers with Bemis Corporation, based out of Neenah, WI, and is working with SC Johnson out of Bay City, MI. Aside from being a good friend to the chapter, Joleen attends many of the chapter events and even bakes them goodies when she gets the chance. Her relations with active and alumni members has even led her to plan the weddings of two alumni brothers.

Alyssa Caccamo

Alyssa is a student at the University of Alabama and is majoring in Chemistry with a focus in Biochemistry. She is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and has been involved with the Sig Tau chapter since her freshman year in the Fall of 2016. She is a leader not only in her own organization but also currently holds an executive position with Project Health at the University of Alabama,  where the mission is “to serve as the go-to source of health education information on the University of Alabama campus by actively engaging ourselves and the campus community in health and wellness programming.” Because of her participation with Project Health, she has served as a great and important resource to the chapter and continues to support them in any way she can.

Samantha Ivison

Samantha is a student at Purdue University, majoring in Philosophy and Religious Studies. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and has been very involved with the Sig Tau chapter, attending almost all of their functions. She takes her commitment to her education very seriously and as a result, was accepted with a full scholarship to Seattle University Law School with the intent to study either Environmental or Human Rights law. She has served as a committee member for Purdue University Dance Marathon, where they annually raise over $1.2 million for the residents at Riley Children’s Hospital. As the current chapter White Rose, Samantha wrote letters to all of the new Associate Members welcoming them to the chapter, ensuring that they felt welcomed not only by the brothers but herself as well.

Founded at the University of Central Missouri on June 28, 1920, the organization will commemorate its 100th Anniversary in 2020. With a presence on 85 campuses in 31 states, our membership includes more than 3,100 undergraduate men and 61,000 living alumni. The Headquarters, which is home to the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, 12 miles from the center of downtown. Visit https://sigtau.org for additional information.