Gamma Beta Phi, Georgia Tech Chapter
Gamma Beta Phi (ΓΒΦ) is a service organization dedicated to promoting scholarship, service, and character. Learn more about GBP.
President: Partha Chakraborty
Vice President: Jennifer Shim
Treasurer: Kayla McKenzie
Historian: Zac Kannan
Membership Chair: Courtney Hegener
Service Chair: Gerin Williams
Social Chair: David Rowland
Scholarship Chair: Elizabeth Warden
Fundraising Chair: Manan Shah
Secretary: Pravara Harati
Webmaster: Anna Tran
Thanks for all for voting!
The following are the candidates running for positions on the Gamma Beta Phi Executive board. Each has provided a short biography which summarizes their qualifications and interest for their respective positions. To cast your ballot, vote on this form (http://tinyurl.com/gtgbp-election-ballot). The deadline to vote is Thursday (4/18) at 10pm!
Currently, I am a PhD student in ECE and a member of three honor societies in GT including Gamma Beta Phi (rest are Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi). I am currently an Executive committee member and the Service Chair of GBP, and leading the service committee. I had used my leadership and organizational skills to work with and delegate tasks to my committee members as needed, empower them to coordinate service activities, and hold them accountable for the assigned tasks. Through my membership with GBP, the interactions with current and past executive members have provided me a clear idea about the responsibilities and importance of the President’s role within GBP. I have extensive experience of working as part of successful teams and leading them in both academic and professional environments. As the President of GBP, I will continue to provide strong leadership and direction to GBP, while improving its presence and impact within the GT and local community. The varied leadership experiences I have from roles within GBP and beyond makes me well qualified to provide a strong and ethical leadership to this prestigious honor society. Juggling between the demands of grad school and leadership activities is challenging; but I have managed that well through my hard work, dedication to service, and a passion to leave a lasting impact on the GT community. I can bring in effective ideas to improve GBP as an organization that brings in more value to our members and the society. I am looking forward to working with a very dedicated executive committee as I did over the past few months.
My name is Jenny Shim and I am a 4th year industrial engineering major. I am finishing up my last co-op term here at The Coca-Cola Company and will be at Tech for another year. It has been a pleasure serving as social chair this semester and getting to know many of you guys. If I haven't met you yet, there is going to be a BBQ next week so be on the lookout for that! I've joined Gamma Beta Phi since my freshman year, and it has been a great experience overall! I know its difficult to serve the community as much as we'd like given our busy schedules, but I think GBP does a great job closing that gap and enabling us to go out there and serve. I would like to use my last year here and give back to GBP as much as it has done for me throughout my years at Tech. As much as I've enjoyed being the social chair, I would like to run for Vice President for this following year! I hope to have your support and be able to contribute to this great organization one last time. Thanks for your time!
My name is Tian Xi, a senior student majoring in industrial engineering. I am running for GBP Vice President this year. It is not important that I am an international student who can bridge students from different cultures together. It is not important that I am doing internship at Capgemini and learnt how to work as a team leader. It is not important that I am been studying in Singapore, France and Japan and have a global mind. What is important is that I have been a dedicated GBP member for four years and devoted to community service. What is important is that the benefit and welfare of our GBP members will be reaffirmed after I am elected. What is important is that our school and Atlanta city will be proud of having us making contributions. Meetings will be organized regularly. Dinners will be provided each time. Initiation banquet will be memorable for your rest of your life. Man is not a creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men. You and I together will redefine GBP to a higher level.
I am a third year Public Policy student also minoring in Business. I have been involved with MOVE (a community service organization on campus) and really enjoy doing volunteer work around the community. I was treasurer of my Hall Council back when I was a freshman and really enjoyed the position. I am proficient in Excel, which is a great way to organize payments and such for members. I am also a teaching assistant within the Math department as well as a front-desk employee at the CRC. I have a passion for community service and would love to be apart of your executive board. I hope that you will support me as your 2013-2014 Treasurer.
Hey everybody, my name is Zac Kannan and I would like to run for your 2013-2014 Gamma Beta Phi Treasurer. This is my fourth year with GBP at Georgia Tech, and I have learned so much in these past four years. I have been involved in many service projects including Meals on Wheels and the American Red Cross Blood Drive. In the summer and fall I coach youth soccer, and I am in an orgnanization called GOALS which involves teaching the special needs students how to play soccer which is so much fun! I am an environmental engineering major; I am kind of nerd and like to crunch numbers. I think I would be a good fit for treasurer as I am a big part of my fraternity's (FIJI) treasury and some of my friends call me too organized. Community service is a big part of my life, and I would love to give back to the organization that really got me really going with it. Thanks guys, cheers.
My name is Courtney Hegener, and I am an upcoming third-year student here at Tech. I am majoring in biology and plan to attend optometry school after earning my bachelor's degree. I am actually working on starting an optometry club on campus next year! I have one older sister who is studying law at UGA, and I have a miniature dachshund who is basically the love of my life. Although I have been a GBP member for a year, many of our members may not recognize me because I just returned from the experience of a lifetime- studying abroad in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji with the Pacific Program this semester. I am running for membership chair for the coming academic year because I am very organized and goal-oriented. I have awesome Excel spreadsheet skills from my biology, chemistry, and ecology labs, and I did chemistry education research with Dr. Russell last fall, which involved inputting and organizing information online for hours on end and has prepared me for keeping track of all our members and their points. I am also very friendly, which will help me recruit new members. I hope you will vote for me!
I am a third year, now enjoying life as a Psychology major after studying Biochemistry for two years. I have grown to really love serving the community with Gamma Beta Phi and have enjoyed some awesome experiences serving with Alternative Spring Break, What's in a Doctor's Bag, Jumpstart Reader's Program, and Hope Worldwide. In my spare time, I like playing outside with my friends, participating in open forums, and reading. I look forward to pursuing a career in community service and intervention through social work.
My name is David Rowland, and I'm a second year Mechanical Engineer here at Tech, originally from Annapolis, Maryland. I've been in GBP since my second semester freshman year. I'd love to get involved and make GBP a more active organization. I've had some experience organizing events in high school, but I'm anxious to learn some more. I'd like to hold several social events each semester so each of us can get to know one another on a more personal basis. We all contribute with service and fundraising, but kicking back for some enjoyment should be a highly social experience where each of us can meet some new people. I'm looking forward to the Social Chair position if I am chosen!
I'm majoring in History, Technology and Society and minoring in Women, Science and Technology. I've been with GBP for over 2 years. I really enjoy helping others and am grateful for the outlet/opportunity that GBP has given me to do so. For the past semester, I have been working with Partha and the rest of the Service committee to bring GBP a greater number and more diverse community service projects. I am running for Scholarship Chair because I see it as another way I can give back to GBP.
My name is Manan Shah. I am a second year student majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I aspire to serve Gamma Beta Phi as the Fundraising Chair for the academic year 2013-2014. I was born and brought up in Mumbai, India and studying at Georgia Tech for the last two years has been a really cool experience. I have been a member of Gamma Beta Phi since my Freshman year and I am glad I had the opportunity to participate in several social and service events for the organization. Even though I have no prior experience in fundraising, I am confident, that with a little guidance and help from the new and former Executive Board members, I can arrange some really fun fundraising events for the organization in which all members can participate.
I'm currently a second-year industrial engineering undergrad from Johns Creek, Georgia. I've been a member of Gamma Beta Phi for the past year and a part of the service committee for this past semester. In addition to volunteering, I very much enjoy reading and solving puzzles in my spare time. I'm also an active member of NSCS and an LAP tutor on campus.
I'm a CS major and have had experience in designing and creating websites. I'll do my best at updating the site promptly and assist members with any site issues.
Below is a list of the main duties for each officer. Elections will be held on April 17th. If you are interested in running for office, please send your name, year,GTID#, and a brief bio to Skylar Bragers (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday April 16th.
-Responsible for making sure organization runs smoothly and exec responsibilities are being fulfilled
-Responsible for presiding over exec meetings and general meetings
-Be the voice of GBP - Communicate with other organizations on campus
-Promptly respond to inquiries or issues that arise with members, exec, or members of community
-Provide ideas and direction for the society
-Establish goals and see them through
-Appoint new positions at the approval of the exec board on an as-needed basis
-Run elections at the end of the year
-Write and submit Year-End Report
-Review all finalists for Scholarship Committee
-Must be enthusiastic about GBP!
-Organize Meetings (~4 per semester)
-Be creative and seek out general meeting speakers
-Order/be responsible for getting dinner for meetings
-Work with Programs and Membership chairs on meeting agendas
-Organize new member initiation banquet in the Spring (and Fall)
-Create a more formal initiation process
-Better establish an initiation ceremony and banquet
-Work with Membership chair to successfully induct new group each semester
-Develop and Update budget
-Keep track of expenses
-Write receipts and keep track of receipt book
-Responsible for banking and writing checks
-Responsible for reimbursements
-Pay for food at general meetings and other GBP events
-Work with advisor to obtain list of eligible students for invitation each semester
-Send out Student Invitations each semester
-Primary point of contact on membership issues
-Create and update spreadsheet of membership and contact information
-Take attendance at general meetings and award points on gtgbp.org
-Schedule new member invitations to be sent out earlier in the Spring to allow for new members to run for leadership positions
-Must be enthusiastic and have a love for service!
-Be proactive and responsible for seeking out community service events (at least 5 per semester, or as many needed for members to fulfill requirements) and socials (at least one per semester)
-Take attendance at each event and record points on gtgbp.org
-Preside over Social Chair committee meetings
-Main contact point between executive board and Social Committee
-Manage social budget
-Preside over Scholarship committee
-Main contact between President and Scholarship committee
-Final decisions over scholarship awards
-Preside over Fundraising committee meetings
-Manage and plan fundraising events for Gamma Beta Phi
-Keep executive board informed of all meetings and ideas from Fundraising committee
-Be proactive about developing website to better serve organization needs and make it user friendly
-Responsible for updating website icons and homepage announcements
-Promptly respond to and provide solutions to website issues
-Take minutes at exec meetings and email to exec list
-Responsible for sending out meeting reminders and event notices
-send out newsletter
-Take pictures at organizational events
-Coordinate Picasa Picture account
-Create scrapbook detailing year’s activities and accomplishments
- Coordinate t-shirt process, design competition, and oversee ordering process
ALL FALL 2012 MEMBERS ARE ADDED.
To all new members who are still not able to log in, Please submit the following information to email@example.com:
I will check on the database and get you added ASAP.
This is just a reminder that our first general meeting is today at 6pm in Van Leer, room W200.
You can meet the new officers, sign up for a committee, find out about upcoming social and service events, and get free food!
Hope to see you there!