Sigma Kappa

Chapter Officers

Chapter Officers

Tina Davison


Tina Davison is a junior Biology major from Greenville, Pennsylvania. She is involved in Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society and GNC Student-Faculty Research. She is also a Supplemental Instruction Leader, a biology TA, a member of the Thiel Student Support Network and a member of the Dietrich Honors Institute. Tina joined Sigma Kappa her freshman year of college. Something cool about Tina is she has never broken a bone.

Emma Polinski

Vice President of Standard and Values

Nicole Pereksta

Vice President of Programming

Nikki Pereksta is a junior chemistry major from Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the soccer team, the American Chemical Society, and the Dietrich Honors Institute. She has been a member of Sigma Kappa for one year. A fun fact about Nikki is that she is really good at peeling oranges.

Rebecca Dougherty

Vice President of New Member Education

Rebecca Dougherty is a senior Communications Studies major from New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She plays volleyball and is involved in live event club and PR club. An interesting thing about Becca is she loves to travel and has been to Australia, New Zealand, and Greece and is going to Italy next summer!

Sydney Turner

Vice President of Membership

Sydney Turner is a junior Biology major from Karns City, Pennsylvania. She is involved in Thiel Student Support Network, Thiel Team, and Peer Mentoring. She also enjoys cheerleading.

Alexis Jewell

Vice President of Alumnae Relations

Alexis Jewell is a sophomore Early Childhood/Special Education major from Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. She is involved in Sigma Alpha Pi and Lambda Sigma. She runs track and spends her time on campus as a resident assistant and a peer mentor. She is also Sisterhood Chair for Sigma Kappa. Something interesting about Alexis is she watched a whole season of Grey's Anatomy in one day.

Samantha Kurchena

Vice President of Academic Excellence

Sami Kurchena is a senior Conservation Biology major from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. She is a part of the Thiel College women’s soccer team, Thiel College women’s lacrosse team, and Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society. Sami also enjoys being a resident assistant, peer mentor, and Thiel Team member on campus. Sami joined Sigma Kappa in the fall of her freshman year. Something cool about Sami is that she likes to kayak.

Leah Woytek

Vice President of Communications and Operations

Melaina Kirschner

Vice President of Finance

Melaina Kirschner is a sophomore Chemistry major on the pharmacy track from New Brighton, Pennsylvania. She is involved in Women Inspiring Next Generation, American Chemistry Society, and the Dietrich Honors Institute. She runs cross country and track. A fun fact about Melaina is that she is not only in Greek Life, but is also 50% Greek on her mother's side.

Laura Hardner

Vice President of Philanthropic Service

Laura Hardner is a senior from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Counseling, Cognitive, and Social Psychology with an English minor. Laura is excited to help serve the Thiel community, as well as Sigma Kappa's many philanthropies. A fun fact about Laura is she really likes Pokemon and has caught all of them!

Sarah Padula

Panhellenic Delegate

Sarah Padula is a senior Early Childhood and Special Education major from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She spends her time on campus as a Resident's Assistant, is a member of National Society of Leadership and Success, and Les Lauiers. She also plays soccer. A fun fact about Sarah is she loves pigs!