Delta Zeta hosts pageant to help hearing impaired

By Amy Geldean

Delta Zeta held their 24th annual Dream Man and Greek Goddess pageant competition April 9 in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

This philanthropy event raises money through admissions, penny voting and raffles for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which works to donate hearing aids to those in need.

Ivan Rodriguez from Phi Kappa Psi won Dream Man and Bridget Talley, who is a junior communications major, from Delta Gamma won Greek Goddess.

The runner up for Dream Man was Dillon Hare from Delta Chi. The runner up for Greek goddess was Ariana Garcia from Sigma Sigma Sigma.

The 13 contestants faced a panel of three judges as they competed in an interview, formal wear, swimwear, talent, on-stage question, penny voting and chapter participation.

Rodriguez also won Turtle Man, which is comparable to a sweetheart position at a fraternity. The Turtle Man goes through an interview process unrelated to Dream Man and Greek Goddess and Delta Zeta’s votes. Being Turtle Man typically means the gentleman is good friends with the majority of the chapter and gets along with everyone.

“Overall, I think the event was a success,” said Hannah Schlecht, who organized the event. “We raised a lot of money, around $4,000, for a great cause!”