Fine arts senior dedicated to sorority

IUS Horizon

Anna Loos, fine arts senior, said she chose IU Southeast because it is a small school that reminds her of her hometown in Elizabeth, Ind.

Not only is she involved in the Fine Arts program, but she is also the president of Alpha Phi sorority.

When choosing her major, Loos said she knew she had talent in the arts, but, when it came to a sorority, she had no interest until her freshman year when she lived on campus.

“I really connected with the girls and decided to join the sorority,” Loos said. “I am an only child, so being in a sorority is like all of those girls are my real sisters. It’s something I never got to experience.”

Loos held the vice president of office of marketing for a year, and her duties were to set up community service and to help get Alpha Phi’s name known around campus. The sorority sets up the blood drives about once a month, Zumba fitness class every Wednesday, and they sponsor events on and off campus to benefit the international philanthropy of Alpha Phi — women’s cardiac care.

Loos’ responsibilities are to maintain the balance and run the sorority smoothly.

“As president, I am always making sure everyone is happy,” Loos said. “I have to be the good guy and the bad guy.”

As an art student, Loos has made connections with professors and mentors in the art department.

Donna Stallard, foundation coordinator for fine arts, said she is proud of Loos’ involvement and dedication to the arts and to her sorority.

“She is a very confident artist, and she has blossomed this year,” Stallard said. “Last year, she helped me get the gallery ready every time there was a show, and I could not have survived without her.”

After graduating, Loos said she wants to find a position as a museum or gallery curator.

“I want to do something involving art and people,” Loos said.