Friday, April 27, 2007

Maxine Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eleven days have passed and the shock of what happened at Virginia Tech has sunk in and subsided for most of the country...and life goes on. However, for 33 families, life will never be the same.

I try to keep my blog as anonymous as possible, with USC mentioned as my only affiliation. But, there are times when anonymity must be put aside.

As mentioned in my previous post, one of my sorority sisters, Maxine Turner, was lost to us while sitting in German class - a class she was taking just for fun, during her last semester at Virginia Tech. Instead of getting her cap and gown ready for graduation, her parents and younger brother will hold funeral services for her just a few hours from now.

However, as bittersweet as it may be, beautiful things happen in the midst of tragic circumstances. In the past week and a half there has been an outpouring of love and support from Maxine's sorority sisters around the country...holding vigils, praying, and making plans to see that her memory lives on.

Maxine was one of the founding members of the Virginia Tech chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon.
We formed this sorority as a place for females who had never had female friends, as a chance for them to meet great girls with similar interests. Also for anyone looking for a support group, since Engineering is challenging. Lastly, as a chance to build professional skills to help girls after graduation.

-- Maxine Turner

In her honor, a scholarship has been formed, to support other women in engineering and technical sciences. If you feel compelled to give, a check payable to "Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation, Inc." can be sent to:

A.O.E. National Foundation
P.O. Box 3150
Brunswick, GA 31521

Online donations can also be made at:

Please make sure the check's memo line or "Designate my donation" field for online donations reads: "VA Tech Fund" or "Maxine Turner Fund".

Above all else, continue to pray for Maxine's mother (Susan), father (Paul), brother (Anthony) well as her other family and friends, including her chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon at Virginia Tech. May they all know that God's loving arms surround each one of them now and always.


Jess said...

howdy sister! from the Texas Tech Colony!
Thanks for putting this yup. I know its old, but i was wondering if there was a Fun for our departed sister. I'm so glad you have this yup!
Love in Sisterhood,

Jessica G.
Alpha Omega Epsilon
Texas Tech Colony

scmusicals said...

Hi Jess...I know it's an older post, but I like to keep it on my menu bar, since they still accept donations each year. Welcome to A.O.E. and I'm glad you happened onto my blog. =)