The Sigma Alpha Educational Foundation has established a scholarship fund in memory of one of its founders, Cindie Davis Holub. Cindy died in February as the result of an accident. She was 52.
Cindie earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1983 and started a veterinary practice with her husband, Brian, in 1985 in Chelmsford, MA. She was married for 28 years and had four sons. In addition to her passion for animals, Cindie was an avid horseman and accomplished athlete. She completed three triathlons, had run the Boston Marathon and had recently begun training to compete in an Ironman triathlon.
As one of Sigma Alpha’s founders, Cindie brought energy and enthusiasm to a variety of tasks that helped bring the sorority to life, including helping to develop its rituals and the initiation ceremony for the first pledge class.
“The scholarship fund in Cindie’s name is one way to honor her memory,” said Shelly Schell, President of the Foundation Board. “We are sure she would be pleased to continue her legacy of supporting young women in agriculture with a Sigma Alpha scholarship in her name.”
To contribute to the fund in memory of Cindie, please send a check to the Sigma Alpha Sorority Educational Foundation, Cindie Davis Holub Fund, 2713 Ubly Road, Bad Axe, MI 48413.
The Beta Zeta chapter held their annual Emerald Ball April 17th, where guest speaker Shelly Schell, Sigma Alpha Educational Foundation president, provided thoughts for sisters and their guests. The over arching theme “Be Prepared” reminded the audience that the path of life isn’t well charted and preparation is critical to success. Schell challenged sisters to know their talents and develop them into strengths, keep learning and to develop a personal and professional network that they can trust implicitly. Beta Zeta a young chapter in the Sigma Alpha organization, is the current Founder’s Cup recipients and Dr. Gerald Matteson (Doc) was named 2009 Outstanding Advisor.