Kansas City Panhellenic Delegate
Kim (Thurman) Hendricks
I was initiated in 1981 at Phi Chapter at the University of Kansas. This was just a few years after AOII recolonized on campus after leaving more than 20 years prior to that. During my collegiate years, I held the position of treasurer for one year and, my final year at the university, I was fortunate enough to be one of the first members to live in the newly constructed sorority house.
I graduated with a degree in accounting and business administration and served as the chapter financial adviser for a few years. During this time, I was able to accomplish the installation of new carpeting through the entire house.
For 29 years, I’ve been an employee of the Department of the Treasury. That is what I call my “real” job. My fun job is being a fitness instructor at a variety of locations teaching a wide range of formats. I like to keep current with all of the fitness trends by attending conventions and trainings. I love the outdoors — from bicycling, water skiing to taking my two Labradors on frequent walks.
I have three children: 2 girls and a boy. Both of my daughters chose Greek life, but neither saw AOII as their destiny. Both made very good choices and are satisfied with their decisions.
My current position as Panhellenic Delegate has opened up the opportunity to interact and work with a large representation of the entire Greek community coming together to enhance the lives of all Greek women in the surrounding areas. There is a wealth of experience with a sprinkling of young vigor that inspires me and creates pride in the Greek heritage I have chosen.
I have fond memories of my college years, and most were inspired through my involvement with Alpha Omicron Pi.
My continued involvement with AOII has enriched my life with service opportunities, but most importantly growing relationships with women of integrity showing charity and love.