University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
April 20, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Z. Ekman, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

Chi Omega Begins $100,000 Campaign for
MoultonTower Amphitheatre at USA


The Beta Theta Chapter of Chi Omega has launched a $100,000 campaign to raise funds toward the Chi Omega Amphitheatre at the University of South Alabama’s Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza.

Chi Omega chapters typically give a large gift to their campuses to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Beta Theta Chapter recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at USA with a luncheon for 186 people at the Waterman Globe in the Mitchell Center and presented an initial gift of $10,000 to USA President Gordon Moulton.

Maureen Frost, a charter member of Beta Theta Chapter and Chi Omega House Corp. president at USA, said she and other alumnae and active members of Chi Omega were looking for a significant project to commemorate their 50th anniversary at USA in 2019.

“We wanted to plan ahead,” Frost said. “We wanted to do something nice for the University, and we thought it would be a wonderful thing for students and alumnae. It will be something useable and recognizable.”

For Frost, a student at USA in the mid- to late-1960s, Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza is a symbol of how far the University has come from those early days, she said.

Shelly Orr Priebe is chair of the campaign, and Michelle Corkern Braswell and Natalie Price serve as co-chairs.

Dr. Joseph F. Busta Jr., vice president for development and alumni relations, said the Chi Omega gift is a wonderful example of a longtime USA group giving back to campus. “We are pleased that they would direct their service and fund raising toward the amphitheatre, which will be a gathering spot for our students and alumni. We look forward to welcoming generations of Chi Omega leaders back to campus for many events and celebrations over the years.”

For more information on the Chi Omega Amphitheatre or to contribute, contact Ginny Turner at (251) 460-7032 or


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