My daddy’s name is Anthony Waguespack. He is the proud father of three Tri Sigma sisters, Kristie, Anna, and myself, and the husband to my amazing Tri Sigma mom, Paula. Our story goes like this.
My oldest sister, Kristie, was the first Waguespack initiated as a Tri Sigma, then my middle sister, Anna, and then myself. We are all two years apart. My parents have been the Sigma “go to parents” for everything. We’ve hosted Gamma Pi’s Bid Day two years in a row at my house, had Gamma Pi chapter retreats at my house, and we have held numerous sisterhood events ranging from movie nights to lighting a bonfire and roasting marshmallows. My mom was initiated into Tri Sigma as well, and if we could, we would initiate my dad.
My dad has supported every one of his daughters with our dreams 100 %.
Whether it was just helping out during recruitment when I was membership recruitment director, or suppporting the switch I did in my major from nursing to education, even though I knew he wasn’t too happy I was taking a pay cut with my career.
He has always been there when my sisters and I needed him, and we needed him a lot. Throughout college, my sisters and I have held a combined total of 6 officer positions, and a number of chairmen positions as well. My oldest sister, Kristie, graduated from Nicholls State, and then went on to receive her master’s degree in speech therapy. My middle sister, Anna, moved out and started her “big girl” job at the hospital in Thibodaux as a nurse, and I am still in college at Nicholls State, about to graduate from undergraduate, and I’m preparing to go back for a master’s degree.
To say that my father helped mold us into the women we are today is a complete understatement. My dad, along with my mother, raised us on the core Tri Sigma values of friendship, character, and conduct. It is one of the reasons we were all drawn to Tri Sigma.
Tri Sigma helped us grow further, but we could have never done it without the help of our parents. They have instilled in us that you must always be nice to others, and be a friend no matter what comes your way. They have raised us to have good morals, and most importantly, to live out and through those morals. They did everything they could to bring God into our home to help lead the way. My daddy has given us a path for us to become amazing women, now we just have to follow it.
Gamma Pi Chapter – Nicholls State University