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If you have any questions, please contact:

Meaghan Wagner

Mary Kay Dornbrock Brown

Lee Hardin Woody
Secretary/Website Administrator

Membership in Chi Omega is for a lifetime. Our network of Sisters and the spirit of Chi Omega are a home wherever you are. We invite you to connect!

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Members of the Southwestern Virginia Chapter ranges in age from our 20's to 70's. We enjoy attending events throughout the year that bring alumnae together and to assisting with community projects in our area. We also provide support to the Roanoke College (Pi Epsilon) , Virginia Tech ( Sigma Lambda) , and Washington and Lee ( Xi Lambda) Chapters during recruitment. We would love to have you join our group at one of our upcoming events! We look forward to hearing from you.

Dues are just $20 per year. Please contact our Treasurer, Jennifer Thomas Kummer, ( for our mailing address.

Name Email Position
Meaghan McShane Wagner President(A.H.)
Mary Kay Dornbrock Brown Vice-President/President-Elect
Lee Hardin Woody

Jennifer Thomas Treasurer( A.N.V.)
Sheryl Hogan Trenor Active Chapter Relations Liaison/Ritual Chair(A.M.)
Dr. Lorraine Suminski Lange
RIF Chair 
Lee Hardin Woody  Web Administrator
Membership Chair
TBA Philanthropy Chair

Make-A- Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia

Roanoke College, Pi Epsilon

Virginia Tech, Sigma Lambda

Washington and Lee University, Xi Lambda



Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega Fraternity's National Philanthropy. Since the start of our alliance, Chi Omegas have made a difference in many children's lives through volunteering time, talents, and dollars. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has honored Chi Omega for the incredible volunteer efforts of our members.



Our Story
It all began on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas when four young women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism that today bind over 260,000 women. This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women. Over the years, Chi Omega has provided its members with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and lifelong friendship - striving to provide each Sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.

Our group was formed in December, 2005 by Roanoke College alumna Erin Oefelein. A core group of members including Erin became the officers of the group in January, 2006.  

We get together approximately four-six times a year.  Activities have included dinner at area restaurants,  "Game Night" at a sister's home, a "Makeover Night",  "Significant Other/Family Night" with the Salem Avalanche, and assisting the local college chapters with activities. In addition, we have volunteered as a group with community events such as Festival in the Park and the annual walk up Mill Mountain which benefits the Make-A -Wish Foundation. 

 Dues are only $20 a year. Please contact one of us listed on the contact page if you have any questions.  We look forward to meeting you soon!
Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship means that we care about our intellectual development.  We embrace the spirit and excitement of learning throughout our lives and encourage others to better themselves.

We encourage our sisters to make a donation to the Chi Omega Foundation.

Community Service means that we want to make a difference on our campuses and in our communities.  We know that giving back to others unselfishly makes the world a better place and makes us better people.   Serving and giving helps to connect us.

Our 2013 signature project is participating in the Ronald McDonald House Dinner Program. We have volunteered for our local "Festival in the Park" Organization which provides scholarships to local high school students, helped children create pumpkin crafts and collected canned foods at a local fall festival, and volunteered at EventZone's Party in the Park. In addition, we support our national philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  One can find Southwestern Virginia Chi Omega alumnae volunteering individually in many other organizations in our valley  such as the Junior League, being part of pet therapy teams,  literacy groups, the arts, conservation efforts, and helping with children's camps.
Sisters Flourish


Roanoke County Superintendent,  Dr. Lorraine Lange (Pi Epsilon, Roanoke College), was  honored with the Art Venture award at The Ninth Annual Women's Luncheon hosted by the Taubman Museum of Art.. A sold out crowd of close to 800 people at the Hotel Roanoke were present when Dr. Lange was honored. Guest speaker was former First Lady Laura Bush who spoke about literacy, education, and her time in the White House.

Lee Hardin Woody (Pi Epsilon, Roanoke College) has recently completed a term as President General of the National Society of the Washington Family Descendants.  She is currently serving as Deputy General of the Virginia Mayflower Society. In addition, she chairs the Virginia Mayflower Society's  $1620 Mildred Ramos Scholarship Fund which is awarded to a deserving high school senior, college, or graduate student.

Jill Sluss (Pi Epsilon, Roanoke College) has been named as the Publications Editor, Communications Department at American National University/National College/The University of Fairfax.

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