Get to Know -- Katie Chandler

Our Diamond of the Week & New Member Coordinator


Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Major: Accounting & Political Science
Pledge Class '16

Selfless, consistent, and kind. These are just a few words that come to my mind when I think of Katie Chandler. Katie is not only my best friend but my biggest confidant. I can come to Katie with anything and she is always there to listen and give me the best advice. Ever since I met Katie our freshman year she has never left my side! I’m so thankful to have her in my life and I am so excited to watch her this year as she takes on the role as our New Member Coordinator! One thing that Katie does best is that she loves people so well. I can’t wait to see how she spreads the Lord’s love to these new members and I know that they will love her as much as I do.
— Mary Beth Duckett

1.    What made you want to be this year’s New Member Coordinator?

I wanted to be this year's New Member Coordinator for many reasons. Having the chance to love on these new members while helping them through one of the biggest transitions of their lives is something I will always remember. Not only am I helping them but they are helping me too. 


2.    If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to England! If you could see my room at my house in Montgomery you would think I have lived over there. I have England flag pillows on my bed and a huge black and white picture of Big Ben and the London Bridge over my bed. It's beautiful, historical and their accents are amazing.

3.    What are you most excited about for this year?

One thing that I am most excited about for this year is getting to know all of the Alphas. These girls are so unique and diverse and each one brings spunk and positivity to the room. Getting to know each of them through the semester will be so much fun. 

4.    What’s one thing you can’t live without?

One thing I cannot live without is french fries.... I could eat them for every single meal. It's actually a problem. Over the years my friends have given me t-shirts that say "Fries before guys" and "Exercise? I thought you said extra fries." My roommates will sit down at the dinner table with a super healthy meal and I will be eating fries. Whenever I'm having a rough day, they know that french fries are the way to my heart. 


5.    If you could give one piece of advice to your freshman year self, what would it be?

My advice to the freshmen is to take one day at a time. College is a place where so many things are happening at once and while some are more major than others most are not life or death. I am someone who gets really stressed out and this piece of advice got me through the hard days of freshman year where I was having to balance living on my own, making friends, being in a sorority, being involved on campus, and my relationship with the Lord. One day at a time and you can do it!!!!