Kaile Hagberg

 Kaile Hagberg

Hometown: Columbia Heights, MN

Year: Senior

Major: Animal Science

Kaile loved Lambda Delta Phi because of having a group of girls that will be there whenever you need and know you better then you know yourself so knowing exactly what you need. She also works at a Vet Rescue clinic!

Sara Henry

 Sara Henry

Hometown: St. Anthony, MN

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Sara joined LDP because she was drawn to the girls– their passion, kindness, excitement, and drive. She wanted to have a larger group of people she could trust, lean on, and have fun with. There are so many girls from different backgrounds, and Sara can always have a great time learning more about another one of her sisters. is very busy outside of the chapter as well. On campus, she works as a CBS Peer Advisor and CBS Peer Mentor, where she worked in the Nature of Life program over the summer. Sara also does directed research in the Ecology Department working with Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood researching the effects of different heavy metals on pollinator health and productivity–which is being applied by the MN Dept. of Transportation to devise a prairie restoration project along interstate 35W!

Taylor Paulsen

 PHC Rep Taylor Paulsen

Hometown: Lakeville, MN

Major: Animal Science and Agricultural Communications and Marketing.

Year: Senior

Taylor joined LDP because she wanted an opportunity to make friends with similar interests as her. She is currently serving LDPhi as our social service co-chair. Taylor plans volunteering opportunities, such as making cards for service members and caroling with other St. Paul chapters.




Celebrating Our Sisters’ Academic Achivements

On Sunday we held our semiannual Scholastics Dinner where we celebrate the academic achievements of the past semester, honor our academic advisors and honorary members, and acknowledge this year’s scholarship recipient.

An alumni, Mary Buschette, spoke to the chapter about Growth, Graciousness, Gratitude, and Passions. She also gave our actives a history lesson on the accomplishments of Norman Borlaug. We were very lucky and honored that she was able to pass along her wisdom.

All members, advisor Sandra Ducharme, honorary members, speaker and alumni Mary Buschette, and academic advisor Melissa Palmer.
Scholarship recipient, Lindsey Bettin, with her big Amanda L. and active Katie Thompson.
New Members Emily Beckman and Hailey Everhart with academic advisor Melissa Palmer.
Active members who received a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.
Speaker and alumni Mary with our scholastics chair April Feist.
President Elizabeth Shaver with our honorary members from Farmhouse International and speaker Mary.

Academics are an integral part of our sisterhood, so we always love honoring our members for a job well done. We appreciate everyone who came to help us celebrate our achievements.

Congratulations to New Member Abby R.

LDPhi sisters supporting Abby at the race.
Abby and her big, Sara at the end of the race.

We are so proud of our New Member Abby Rohweder who ran in the Twin Cities Medtronic Marathon this past weekend. She finished the race in 5 hours, 22 minutes, and 8 seconds. She ran an average mile of 12 minutes and 18 seconds. LDPhi is so lucky to have such an amazing New Member. We can’t wait to see what she does in the future.

Homecoming 2018

This past week our active members have had a blast getting to know the members of Theta Chi, Phi Mu, and Delta Kappa Epsilon in our pairing, “Fratatouille.” We participated in a variety of events to celebrate Greek Life and Gopher Pride.

On Monday and Tuesday, the pairing met at DKE to create our pomping masterpiece of Goldy in a Chef hat as our tribute to the pairing name and gopher spirit.

Before the Plunge!

On Wednesday Lambda Delta Phi raised $705 for the 2018 Gopher Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. Active members Mariella, Amanda T, Kari, Taylor, and Hannah all braved the cold along with other members from the “Fratatouille” team.  The entire event raised $12,951.

Sami and Megan in their Lipsync costumes.

The main events concluded on Thursday with LipSync. Active members Sami and Megan represented LDPhi on the stage. We are so proud of all the hard work they’ve put into preparing their routine.

The final event will be on Saturday with us cheering on Gopher Football game against Iowa. We are so honored to be a part of this university and represent Gopher spirit. 2018 Homecoming was a great time and we can’t wait for Homecoming 2019!

Please Welcome Our Fall 2018 New Member Class!

Last night, our chapter had the privilege of welcoming ten new women into our chapter as new members. We are all very excited to get to know them better and continue to expand our sisterhood.

Maureen Nystrom

 Maureen Nystrom

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Year: Junior

Major: Elementary Education

Maureen joined to become a part of something bigger than herself, to gain leadership skills, and, of course, to meet the wonderful ladies of LDP. She is the assistant 2nd VP for the chapter. Maureen works at a before and after school program at an elementary school and volunteers in an elementary school weekly.


Kyra Flom

 Secretary Kyra Flom

Hometown: Faribault, MN

Year: Junior

Major: Animal Science and Agricultural Communications and Marketing

Kyra joined to to surround herself with motivated women who push her to be her best. She is currently serving as Lambda Delta Phi’s 2018-2019 Secretary and is the Graphic Design Chair. On campus, Kyra is involved in Block and Bridle Club, Gopher Dairy Club, serves on the Minnesota Royal Exec Team, and works in the university meat lab. She spent her last summer interning with Minnesota Pork and engaged with the public about pig farming and pork. Kyra also enjoys traveling to various jackpot shows with her market lambs.