Chelsey Patten and
Jessica McBride, 2017

My name is Chelsey Patten. I am currently a Biology major with a minor in Psychology at
UNO. I plan to attend law school and pursue a career in medical law and bioethics.

I first met a few of the members of Pi Kappa Alpha while I was still a student at Northwest Missouri
State University. Leaving a school that I had spent two and a half years at was scary, but knowing
these men made transferring to UNO much easier. The men in this chapter are some of the most
enthusiastic men I have ever known. They made my role as cheerleading captain exceptionally
fun, and I loved cheering at basketball games with all of the Pikes behind us pumping up the team.

Being chosen as Dream Girl was such an amazing honor. Being acknowledged by the members of
this chapter touched my heart, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to represent such an
admirable group of men. The outpour of support from Connor's brother as he proposed to me on
stage truly made that night unforgettable, and for that I am forever thankful.

Jessica McBride, 2016
My name is Jess McBride and I am currently a nursing student at the University of
NebraskaMedical Center. After Graduation, I hope to work with underprivileged childeren
in an inncer city school.

I first met the men of Pi Kappa Alpha while attending UNO for my UNMC prerequisites. Since first
meeting these men, I have witnessed them thrive in everything they do. They have exceeded
expectations in their philanthropies, they have won numerous intermural sporting events, and
they have brought fun and excitement to the campus. I have so much respect for the way they
treat others, and all the hard work they put into their events and their campus. It has truly been
an honor to watch them grow into the group of men they are today. However, not only have these
men made a huge difference in their campus, but they have also made my college days the best
days of my life.

Being chosen as the Dream Girl of the Delta Chi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha not once,
but twice, is an unbelievable honor. Knowing that these men think as highly of me as I do of them
is so meaningful. The philanthropy events, intramural sporting events, formals, and the many nights
spent at the house were the defining moments of my college experience due to the amazing men
that make up this chapter. I have seen members come and go during my time spent with the
fraternity, but the one constant is the respect and kindness I have continued to receive
from everyone. I am forever grateful for everything gentlemen.
Zander Thornburg, 2015
My name is Zander Thornburg. I am currently a Marketing major with a minor in Management at
UNO. My current plan for when I graduate UNO is to be an Event Marketing Director at a
company located in the Midwest.

The men of Pi Kappa Alpha have been a big part of my life for the last couple years and I would
not change one thing about the many wonderful memories they have helped me create. From
riding a stationary bike for blood cancer research to helping build a cardboard house bringing
awareness to homelessness to going on a hayrack ride in 35 degree weather and smelling like
a bonfire for a whole weekend.

I was surprised but extremely honored that this group of commendable gentlemen would allow
me to be their Dream Girl for 2015. The members of the Delta Chi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha are
accepting of others, give more back to their University and community than they would ever think
to take, and constantly encourage those around them to be the best version that they can be.
This group of men will always have my utmost respect and will always hold a place in my heart.
Shea Granger, 2014
I'm Shea Granger, a Secondary Education and Spanish major here at UNO. I am also the current Public Relations Vice President for Alpha Xi Delta. I was born and raised in the Omaha area. After graduation, my plan is to travel the world and eventually live in Europe or Central America for a while to teach English to students of other languages.

The gentlemen of Pi Kappa Alpha never cease to amaze me. Not only are they motivated students and leaders on campus, and passionate about helping out in the community, but they are also some of my very best friends! My favorite part about the Delta Chi chapter is that each member is very different and has something great to offer to the organization. They are continuously striving for improvement and always willing to help ΑΞΔ with our philanthropic goals.

"It's not where you are, but who you're with that matters." The men of Pi Kappa Alpha have made my experience at UNO one to remember! I will never forget the cold nights spent in cardboard boxes for Just Can It!, carving so many pumpkins that the house smelt bad for days, losing my voice from talking so much the speed dating exchange, and of course the countless evenings spent at the house playing cards, pool, and watching the tenants attempt the same four Rock Band songs. It is a huge honor to be the 2014 Dream Girl, but it's even better knowing I have made so many memories and life-long friendships with some really great guys.