The Nominations Committee is an Alpha Sigma Tau standing committee that is responsible for creating a slate of National Council candidates and presenting the slate at the Sorority’s National Convention. The Nominations Committee is composed of at least five alumnae members and two collegiate members.
Our timeline for the appointment and work of the Nominations Committee is:
- January 2021 – Information Sessions hosted for prospective applicants; application launched
- February 2021 – Nominations Committee appointed
- March – July 2021 – Nominations Committee Training
- August 1, 2021 – Incumbent Report Due
- October 2021 – National Council applications will be launched
Meet the Committee
Allison Abayasekara (Gamma Tau 2004/Lebanon Valley) is an association professional in Washington D.C. She earned degrees in English literature but discovered her professional passion was helping nonprofit organizations make the world a better place.
Camryn Booms (Beta Chi 2017/Ferris) will graduate from Ferris State University in the spring of 2021. After graduation, Camryn will pursue her master’s degree in teaching and curriculum and a career in secondary education.
Megan Escobar (Gamma Tau 2008/Lebanon Valley) earned a bachelor’s degree in music business and a minor in business administration. Megan now works as a senior data analyst and reporting specialist at an IT and telecommunications company. In her free time, Megan enjoys reading and traveling.
Adeline Hummel (Beta Xi 2015/Michigan Tech) earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and now works as a graduate engineer at a civil engineering firm. In her free time, Adeline enjoys hiking and volunteering. Adeline lives in St. Johns, Michigan, with her dog Quincy.
Veronica Lopez-Alvarez (Beta Theta 2011/St. Mary’s) earned both her bachelor’s and master’s at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Veronica works in business development and administration, specializing in procurement with governmental and other public-sector entities.
Kathryn McCoy (Gamma Rho 2020/Seton Hall) is currently an undergraduate student at Seton Hall University where she pursues a major in chemistry and a minor in philosophy with goals to become a doctor. Though Seton Hall is located in New Jersey, Kathryn attends school remotely this year while living in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Katie Wheat Perschbacher (Gamma Xi 2003/Grand Valley) works at Grand Valley State University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. With dreams of working in a high school setting, Katie is currently pursuing her second master’s degree in school counseling.
Nominations Committee Informational Webinar
Tuesday, January 5, at 8 p.m. ET
Any member considering applying to volunteer on the Nomination Committee is strongly encouraged to attend this informational webinar. You’ll gain insight into the committee’s responsibilities, the scope of work, and the timeline. You’ll also learn more about the qualities and competencies of a successful candidate.
Competencies of a Successful Nominations Committee Member
These are the competencies that a successful Nominations Committee member possesses and actively practices:
Expand for list of Nominations Committee competencies
Inclusion: values and actively promotes diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of Alpha Sigma Tau.
Self Awareness: understands personal values and how they support the selection process; able to reflect on roles within the group dynamic; contributes ideas and strategies with conviction.
Accountability: performs at a high level and expects the same of others; understands the impact of decisions made by the National Nominations Committee and how that impacts the future of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.
Decisiveness: makes well informed, effective, and timely decisions even when solutions may produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions and maintains a unified approach
Engagement: communicates proactively in a way that promotes transparency, builds trust, and creates consensus among committee members; addresses opposing concerns and views effectively and respectfully.
Interpersonal Skills: treats others with graciousness and respect; exhibits effective active listening and effective oral and written communication skills.
Objective and Analytical: remains unbiased throughout the selection process; able to analyze all candidates from multiple standpoints in order to recommend the most comprehensive and cohesive slate of candidates to the membership.
Ambitious: desires to challenge the status quo and a disdain for mediocrity; possesses the vision to select members who will drive the strategic plan of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.
Adaptability and Flexibility: able to work virtually with members of the committee on multiple projects concurrently; able to work with multiple media platforms; able to assume different levels of leadership and participation for different projects within the Committee.
Commitment and Reliability: available as a consistent participant in meetings as well as in online document sharing; understands that each member of the Nominations Committee is integral to the success of the committee and selection process.