Sigma tradition lives on at the Governor’s Ball
Attended by local business leaders, alumni, parents and friends, the annual Governor’s Ball has a longstanding tradition of raising money for student scholarships.
For 38 years, Sigma Phi Sigma students have upheld this tradition by greeting guests as they enter Ochre Court on the night of the ball. And as alumni, a number of them have returned each year to enjoy the evening as a guest.
This year, Sarah R. Krasnovsky ’13, Meredith Gavzy ’13, Emma Marshall ’13 and Elizabeth Downes ’13 will attend for the first time since graduation. “I am so excited to be coming back as a guest and a Sigma alumna,” Krasnovsky said. “I can’t wait to see and support the current Sigma members.”
Sigma Phi Sigma is Salve Regina’s chapter of the national mercy honor society. Its members work together to represent the University in the pursuit of continuing the ideals of the Sisters of Mercy as well as the honor society itself.
With the assistance of former governor J. Joseph Garrahy, Salve Regina established the Governor’s Ball in 1977 to introduce outside support for the University and to raise scholarship funds for Salve Regina students. To date, the ball has raised almost $6 million toward academic assistance and has become a well-known holiday tradition in Rhode Island.