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AXO Reunion July 24 to July 27, 2008

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Pictures from Priscilla:

Pictures from Jackie:

UF ranked No. 1 party school  - Gainesville Sun article published on Monday, July 28, 2008

From Nancy D: I remember the year before my freshman year, UF was voted #1 party school in the country by Playboy magazine. The following year, we were not even included in the list, but there was an asterisk

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Nancy in bed NOT picking up the bagels


Leslie 4am Sunday - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!


Nancy 4am Sunday - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Wearing the same jersey after 30 years...

I'm also driving the same 1966 Mustang car!




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As I drove home, I thought of so many moments that were special during our short time together. Mostly, I hope the current collegiates we met were inspired to continue the bond and stay in touch post college. How amazing is it that people can not see or talk to each other for 20+ years and then pick up from where they left off within moments? Thank you for the many people who organized and led us throughout this time. YOU ARE APPRECIATED.

Kisses to all. Hey - where are my beads for the "flashing"?

Riva M. Newton, M.Ed.


Dear Everyone,

Thank you so much for such a beautiful weekend! Nancy, Leslie and I may have organized the event, but you all brought the magic! Thanks to all of you for making this weekend happen and especially to Debbie Wilhelm Roberts for the early morning bagel runs and for being our cheerleader!!!

And, to think that even the collegians think we're cool is beyond my wildest dreams!!

You all are welcome to visit me in Jacksonville because I need someone to sit in my back hall and sing dirty songs with until 3am or so!

I'm working on the contact list, if you didn't get the chance to sign the index card, just email me your name, address, phone number, email address, occupation and any other information that you want to include.

I hope that we all stay in touch. Priscilla is already working on a Jacksonville Gamma Iota girl's night out! And, no more black holes for you,  Groben! Riva and Landsberg - no more flashing (at least until the next reunion)!!

Thank you all again, I've never been prouder to be an Alpha Chi . . .


Susan Collet Thresher
Fall '81



Thanks for an amazing reunion! I hope that we do it again soon.

I thought that you would get a kick out of what my Mom told me on Sunday. She said that when she came over to the house on Saturday it was as if we were all teenagers again and that she wasn't approaching 80.

Kay Henderson


Ladies -

Who was with the Magazine that made Gainesville the #1 party school for this year?....
Wow....tacky tourist must have put the rest over the top!!! I guess we haven't lost the touch....I believe we had that distinction when we were in G'ville many moons ago!!!! Consistency Rules!!!!!

Yes...Linda the Tailgate tracker is something the magazine would expect of the #1 party school!!!

Go Gators!!!!

Dana Lee Csutoros


WOW!!!!! Could not have asked for more fun.......Leslie, Susan and Nancy.... you all were awesome.......yes, Debbie being the coordinator of dinner and being a huge cheerleader/tour guide for the group was totally cool........yes....the magic of any event is all who attend because without each of us...we wouldn't have had the experience!!!!!!

It was fun to hear where 25 plus years have take each of us....and yes...ladies.... we still have it for pulling - almost all nighters...and only drinking "juice" !!!! Linda and Susan have already started that wonderful list of scoop and Suzi....(which you will always be to us)...with posting all the pictures....great!

So...Pricillia and Peggy and others are going to have get us all know because - one just never knows where our lives takes us and could show up...yes...for more stories... or were they lies???

Betty P and I had a little extra fun in Orlando on the way home...a little shopping ...then back to reality....loved the reflection and the chance to see that each have achieved great things with their families, children, friends, career, traveling and even their own health!!!!

Thank you for sharing and looking forward until the next time our paths cross.....

Again..... thank you!!!!! Peace out...with our "new" AXO hand sign.....

...In the Bond.....

Dana Lee Csutoros


Hello Sistahs!

I'm still smiling and tearing up when I try to explain our reunion to family and friends.

I feel like I was given the gift of time travel. I never thought I would ever get back to the UF campus or AX house again, because I no longer have family in Florida.

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd be sleeping in Suite 3 again with my former room-mates and Pledge Mom and giggling and singing dirty songs and reminiscing in the back hall until the wee hours of the morning. Again.

Of course our talks have changed from cute boys and classes, to our children, husbands, parents and bone density, but it was, truly, as if time had stood still and the conversations picked up mid-sentence.

The longer we were together, the younger everyone looked. As the familiarity of faces, gestures and mannerisms presented themselves, the years melted away. It was surreal.
We were all 20 years old again. Carefree, silly and living competely in the moment. What a gift.

Thank you all for giving me a memory I will cherish forever.

AX Love,
Lori Ogilvie Thomas


Hi everyone, What a great reunion! I wanted to thank Nancy, Leslie & Susan for putting it all together and Mary Lee for making me go! Also to Debbie for the great dinner Sat night at Leonardo

The pictures are wonderful too! We need to do it again!



I agree I know and loved seeing my old friends.

Sarah (Sally) B. Akins


I can't stop telling everyone about what a great time we had at the reunion. It was truly such a special time and thanks to all who made it possible.

What a great group of collegians! It was fun to be with them and see what great girls are in the chapter now.

Thanks for all the photos so far. I'm going to try to get mine posted soon.

Love to you all,


We are all teenagers just in much older bodies! J Liz


UF ranked No. 1 party school

By Nathan Crabbe Gainesville Sun staff writer

Published: Monday, July 28, 2008 at 12:24 p.m.

The University of Florida is the nationtop party school, completing a rise in the Princeton Review rankings that coincided with efforts to reduce alcohol abuse.

The No. 1 party school ranking appears in the 2009 edition of the review rankings are based on survey results from about 120,000 students at 368 colleges.

The party school ranking combines results from questions on the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study each day and popularity of the Greek system.

UF President Bernie Machen said the university has an interesting mix of students who study hard during the week but like to have a good time on weekends.

 where sports and fraternities are popular.

But the party school ranking is perhaps the most noticed and controversial category, drawing national headlines and the ire of college administrators.

Guide author Robert Franek said the rankings aim to present an accurate picture of college life based on information from actual students.

UF was ranked No. 4 in the party rankings released in 2007, No. 11 in 2006 and No. 18 in 2005. The rise roughly coincides with MachenÃÃâ€Â ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢â‚¬â„¢

No. 1: Party Schools

No. 1: Pack the Stadiums (intercollegiate sports popular)

No. 1: Students Study the Least (report lowest number of study hours per day)

No. 2: Jock Schools (popularity of sports: intercollegiate & intramural and of frats)

No. 4: Best Athletic Facilities

No.6: Everyone Plays Intramural Sports

No. 7: Best College Newspaper

No. 7: Lots of Beer (usage reported high)

No. 10: Dorms Like Dungeons (dorms get low ratings)

No. 10: Major Frat and Sorority Scene


Host: Nancy Dschida
Location: Alpha Chi Omega House
When: Thursday, July 24, 4:00PM

Join us for an Alpha Chi Omega reunion at the Gamma Iota Sorority House! You have a choice of 1 - 3 days (July 24, 25, 26th or all three). Here is the plan:

During the day, you will be free to walk around campus, go shopping, etc. The house will be open by 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th.

Thursday, July 24th - Pizza Night!
Friday, July 25th - Walk over to the Swamp Restaurant
Saturday, July 26th - Tacky Tourist - Flash Foto will be there to take pictures from 4 - 6 pm. DJ Kevin Hale spins 70s & 80s tunes that night! Get ready to boogie!

Cost: One night $50.00, Two nights $100.00, Three nights $150.00. Make checks payable to Merrill Lynch and mail to Susan Thresher

No spouses, significant others or children, please.

You will need to bring the following:

Sneakers (for walking around campus and to the Swamp restaurant)
Tacky Tourist wear (for Saturday night)
Play money
Twin set bed linens (we will have the beds, but you may remember we had to provide our own linens when we lived in the house!)
Bath towels and toiletries
70s & 80s music (optional)
Pictures from then & now
Alpha Chi songsheets

We are missing a lot of sisters, so if you have anyone's e-mail who is not on this list, please contact Nancy Dschida so we can add them to the list. If you forward it to them directly, please let us know so we can include them in any updates!

Please note we will not have access to the kitchen.  First come, first served for suite rooms!


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