NAME: Sarah Stimson
Where are you from?
What PC are you in?
What is your major?
Communications with a minor in Art
Outside of Pi Phi, what are you involved in?
haha I’m sorry, but straight up nothing. I have dabbled in other organizations here and there throughout college, but Pi Phi is my main deal now. Between that and my personal studies, I stay pretty busy. Sorry 4 being a L0ser.
Inside of Pi Phi, what have you been involved in?
I was t-shirt chair freshman year, which was really where I peaked. From there I went on to become Vice President of Housing, but I might as well have been “Lice President”, if y’know what I mean (it was a hard year for the house girls. Lotta tears. Lotta haircuts.) No, I really am kidding, being on exec was really special for me. I was also the committee chair for hospitality in recruitment for the past two years, and I got to be conversation chair last year, as well! One year I was head of the Pi Phi book club, and also had the distinct honor of being its only enrolled member!
What is your favorite of Pi Phi value (Honor and Respect, Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Sincere Friendship, Philanthropic Service to Others) and Why?
Obviously sincere friendship is a very special value, and one that has affected my life deeply. I think, though, that Personal and Intellectual Growth has been a favorite for me. I have changed and learned so much in college about who I am and how I relate to people. Pi Phi has really guided that. I am also pretty serious about my personal pursuit for knowledge and my studies of human interaction. As a person, an artist, a woman, and as a Pi Phi, I consider it of highest importance to pursue personal and intellectual growth daily.
What is your favorite Pi Phi memory?
Geez, there are a whole lot. For me, living in the house was the best thing. All of it. Laughing a ton, prayers before dinner, staying up too late studying or not studying or eating Fuego or doing puzzles, talking in the mini kitchen and hearing about girls’ lives—who suspected she would get engaged soon, who was having a crummy week and needed to talk, who wanted to have a dance party and look like idiots tryin to work it to rap music. I’ve made a lot of incredible friends and memories and shoot I really have laughed so, so much. Somehow through those little moments of laughing and sunshine and running like mad to catch the bus for class, I learned to care about Pi Phi—its present, its future, and even its history. Come on now, let’s all get tattoos to commemorate!
What is something that you will take away from your college experience?
This: I am different from you. You are different from me. Now let’s love each other really really well.
What are you passionate about?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA everything, man. I am passionate about the confusing and incredible and transcendent love of God the Father. My family, Art, learning learning learning every single day. I’m passionate about words. I’m passionate about hands. I’m passionate about people watching. I’m passionate about big cities and roads to nowhere. I’m passionate about the flickering, neon Velocity sign on Harvey Road. Everything, man.
What is something random/funny fact about yourself?
When I was about 5 I made up an imaginary grandfather whom I named Crying. Both of my grandfathers were alive, I had no need to replace either of them, but I created this fictitious companion anyway. My parents, who thought my tales of Grandfather Crying were hilarious, often asked me how he was doing and what we were up to. Apparently I tired of their constant questioning. Soon, I made up the excuse that he had gone to jail. When this did not stop their interest, I told them he had died. That’s right, I killed off my own imaginary grandfather with my mind.
What are your plans for after graduation?
A big dream for me is to work in retail visuals (window displays) for the store Anthropologie. While this is still a goal for me, lately I’ve been thinking I may go to grad school for a Masters degree in Fine Arts. Before that, I’d like to work for about a year for a woodworker in Dallas whom I worked for last summer. He is way cool, and I think I still have a lot to learn from him before I go to grad school. Ultimately, I’d like to work in a creative field that allows me to use my hands and brain a lot. I’d like to be a really loving mother and marry a superbly sexy man of God.