How I Met Maddie..
My name is Maddie Kjosa, and I am an upcoming sophomore at UCF majoring in Communication and Conflict with dual minors in Magazine Journalism and Legal Studies. Here are some quick facts about me that you should know before joining Phi Lamb: First, I am a self-professed coffeeholic, having worked at the on-campus Starbucks and also just loving to drink it every day. Second, I am passionate about getting involved at UCF. Aside from Phi Lamb, I work in UCF Housing as a Tower 1 Office Assistant, in the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) as a Communications Intern, and plan to join Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Pre-Law Fraternity in the fall! Finally, I love food (so if you ever want someone to eat with, I’m your gal!).
When I first came to UCF, I knew that I wanted to get involved. I knew that I wanted to grow, to change, to lead others. More importantly, though, was that I wanted to keep God at the center of my life. Both of my parents went to UCF and were involved in Greek Life, but I wanted something besides parties and high price tags to get involved with. I found out about Sigma Phi Lambda during the RSO Showcase night at freshman orientation, and knew after talking to the chaplain and other members that this was the sorority for me. By the end of Recruitment Week, I was hooked (and not just because we made cupcakes on Cupcake Night and ate delicious food during Progressive Dinner).
The girls I have met in this sorority have inspired me in more ways than I can count. We have shared laughs, service projects, pretzels dipped in frosting (which you’ll come to love as a Phi Lamb, trust me!), and the love of God time and time again. What I also love about this sorority is the depth of the bonds we share. My very first friend at UCF, Raelyn, is my sister and also the new chaplain of Phi Lamb. My big Beth was one of the first girls I truly connected with in Phi Lamb; I love her to pieces! My twin Mickayla and I are two peas in a pod, and even lived together during spring semester. I was also blessed to have gotten a little in the spring named Hannah. While she is older than me, our connection is still rock solid. Finally, I am incredibly excited to be living with my sisters Rebecca and Kristina at College Station next year!
God tells us as Christians that our ultimate ‘job’ is to love one another. That is all I have ever felt in Phi Lamb, and I pray that we can continue to always show that love to our fellow sisters and the world. Hope to see you join our perfectly-imperfect ‘phamily’ in the fall!
Lots of Lamb Love,