Dec 20, 2010 0
By May “Mosaic” Advincula, Editor-in-chief
Wilma “Louvre” Miranda is an alumna from the Charter class of the Epsilon Chapter at the University of Central Florida. In addition to being a freelance web and graphic designer, she serves as the Vice President of Records and Webmistress for National Board.
Miranda’s responsibilities involve the maintenance of sorority records including tracking a chapter’s performance through aspirations, managing sorority documents and history, and recording minutes of conference calls and meetings. As webmistress she maintains the national website and provides graphic and website assistance to chapters.
In this Q&A, Miranda speaks about her role in preserving sorority history and how she hopes to offer her skills and abilities to help the sorority continue to grow.
What inspired you to be involved with National Board?
“Being a charter, I’ve always had a strong drive to continually help the sorority grow and evolve to the best it can be. After graduating, I felt that joining National Board was the best way to stay involved. With my passion for graphic and web design, I offered my knowledge and skills to increase our sorority’s online presence by becoming the National Webmistress. After several years, I stepped up to the position of Vice President of Records to further the growth and mission of our sorority.”
What has helped prepare you to handle the responsibilities of your position?
“My experience for both positions goes hand in hand. Throughout my undergraduate years and since graduating, I’m constantly expanding my knowledge and improving myself. Being meticulous and organized with my work allows me to perform at my best. Also, working in various environments and with many types of people and personalities, both in college and the corporate world, has helped me to be a better leader, team player, and overall a better person.”
What do you find to be the most rewarding aspect of your position?
“Being able to share my knowledge, whether it be on a personal or professional level. Also, meeting and connecting with sisters throughout the country.”
What do you find to be most challenging aspect of your position?
“Documenting our history. Nowadays it’s easier to be able to keep track of events, documents, and other significant changes since we live in such a technologically advanced day and age where almost everything is available through just a click of a button.”
Who/What is your inspiration?
“All sisters, past and present, who have given and currently give their time and efforts towards continually building upon our sisterhood. The passion that we all share is what adds to my own passion to continue to do the work that I do.”
What do you hope to accomplish in your term?
“To archive and document important sorority history, on national and chapter levels, using an efficient and sustainable digital system through gathering research.”
What advice would you give sisters who aspire to be a part of NB one day?
“Keep educating yourself. Not just on an educational level, but also a personal level. With society constantly changing, there’s always something new to be learned. Every day offers a new learning experience that adds to the overall richness of life.”