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KDChi Honorary sister, Major General Angie Salinas named top Influential Latina in 2015

KDChi Honorary sister, Marine Major General Angie Salinas named Influential Latina in 2015

Dec. 22, 2015 - As 2015 is coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on the successes and accomplishments of the year. For many Latinas, including Gloria Estefan, Gina Rodriguez, and Ronda Rousey, it proved to be a big year, as they continued to show the nation and the world that we are a strong and powerful force to be reckoned with! Vivala, an online portal, tells the stories and shares insight of Latinas for Latinas, highlights six Latina Powerhouses of 2015 including our very own honorary sister, Major General Angie Salinas.  Congrats, you make us so very proud!

Angie Salinas

photo: WikiCommons, USMC Photo

Angie Salinas has been a Latina trailblazer in the military for over 30 years. In 2006, she was the first Latina to be named major general in the Marines Corps — a title only a few women have held. She chose to join as an honorary sister of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority while attending and recruiting for the Marines at the 2013 KDChi National Leadership Conference in El Paso, Texas.  But then in October 2015, she made the switch from a military career to the nonprofit sector, being named CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. In a society where there is still a lack of diversity in the boardroom, Salinas continues to inspire and empower young girls. We are so proud of the work that she does for our communities and beyond.

To view the full article including the other Latinas listed click here.

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FLYER CONTEST MEANS FINANCIAL GAIN FOR KDCHI’S ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER

For Immediate Release August 31, 2015                               

Contact: Gina Garcia, Vice President of Public Affairs     

FLYER CONTEST MEANS FINANCIAL GAIN FOR KDCHI’S ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER

The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, INC. communications team creates inaugural KDChi Flyer contest to benefit all chapters

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Wichita State Introduces their community to KDChi

(Photo: Lili Montiel, left, and Idalia Loya, second from left, of the Latina Interest Association look at photo albums and share stories with alumni Olga Salazar, second from right, and Haydee Serna, who started a Latina Kappa Delta Chi sorority in 2000, while attending a thank-you dinner for the Multicultural Greek Council at Chisholm Creek Park. (Aug. 13, 2015) Fernando Salazar The Wichita Eagle)


Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/education/article32825457.html#storylink=cpy

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KDChi Flyer Design Contest

KDChi Flyer Design Contest
You all ask for more opportunities to share and get money for your chapter so here's an opportunity to do both. Your Public Affairs and communications team is rolling out a brand new KDChi Flyer Design Contest for the Fall!
Enter your original flyer design and you could win $200 for your chapter and share your rush flyer design with your sisters across the nation!
Contest Timeline
  • August 16, 2015 is the deadline for submissions 
  • August 21, 2015: The Communications team will select the top three entries to be voted on by sisters.
  • August 24 - August 29, 2015: Active sisters will have five business days to vote via member clicks.
  • August 31, 2015: Winner will be announced via a press release.
Contest Guidelines
  • Submit entries to [email protected] and cc:[email protected]
  • Each submission should include a high res .jpg and an editable version
  • Flyers should be editable by chapters or vendors so as to include specific details of the upcoming events on individual campuses (please include all image and font files, if applicable)
  • Each individual submitting a design must do so on behalf of a chapter (undergrad or graduate) and only chapters will (not individuals) receive the $200 prize.
We can't wait to see all of your designs.
Best of luck!
Your KDChi communications team,
Gina Garcia, VP of Public Affairs
&
Alicia Bustillos, National Communications Officer

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First Latina sorority at ESU

First Latina sorority at ESU

Kappa Delta Chi is the newest sorority at Emporia State University and the first Latina sorority on campus. The sisters hope to inspire other Latinas to pursue their educational dreams.

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015 9:15 am | By Jessie Wagoner [email protected]

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Welcome to the newest colonies of KDChi!

Welcome to the newest colonies of KDChi!
Northeastern Illonois University
Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma  
University of California, Merced  
Portland State University  
California State University, Los Angeles
Emporia State University
University of South Carolina
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Meet the Officers! National Expansion Team

Hi KDChi family and friends, get to know our KDChi National Expansion Team!


VP of Expansion, Veronica Lucena 

Vero hails from KDChi’s Tau Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and she oversees the expansion process. She studied theater in college and currently works with Teach For America. Her KDChi duties include supervising the External Recruitment Officer, Charter Member Educators across the country, and the overall process of bringing KDChi interests through to the Colony process. A few of her favorite sister moments include her first KDChi conference in San Marcos, Texas, and expanding KDChi into the Mid-West!! And anyone who knows Veronica knows she’s not a crier, but she admits she shed tears upon initiating the first chapters in the state of Illinois. She’s also describes her sisters as “the BEST network of strong, genuine, and friendly women!” During football season she can often be seen wearing Green Bay Packers jerseys and the occasional cheese head, has a self-described, crude sense of humor and knows most song lyrics from tunes ranging from the 1950’s to today. She currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband Hiram Lucena.


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Happy Veterans Day!

On this day Kappa Delta Chi Sorority gives thanks to all of our sisters who serve/d in the military and their families who sacrifice alongside them.

Your service allows us to celebrate this day and every day! Thank you, we appreciate you and Happy Veterans Day!

 

 Andi Atkinson, Army

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KDChi Alpha Chi Chapter recognized for Leadership on Utah Campus

Kudos to our Kdchi Alpha Chi Chapter at the University of Utah for being selected as the recipient of the Group Commitment to Diversity Award for the 2014 University of Utah Student Leadership Awards. Way to go sisters, keep up the terrific work!

KDChi's Alpha Chi Chapter at Univ of Utah Recognized for Leadership on campus [Unpublished]

Kudos to our Kdchi Alpha Chi Chapter at the University of Utah for being selected as the recipient of the Group Commitment to Diversity Award for the 2014 University of Utah Student Leadership Awards. Way to go sisters, keep up the terrific work!

KDChi Oregon sisters trick or treat to fundraise for Unicef

KDChi's Trick-or-treating for coins, not candy

The Daily Barometer, By Courtney Gehring

Published: Wed, October 30, 2013

Members of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority will set out on Halloween trick-or-treating for donations

As dusk begins to settle over Corvallis and children fill the streets in pursuit of candy, members of Kappa Delta Chi will be in pursuit of coins. All week long, members of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority have been braving the cold mornings with small orange cardboard boxes, beckoning students to empty their pockets of loose change for the less fortunate children in the world.

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2 KDChi sisters Chosen for NHLI's Summer Program

TWO KAPPA DELTA CHI SISTERS CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL HISPANA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SUMMER PROGRAM 

Margot Bernal of KDChi's Lambda Chapter and Maria Vargas of KDChi's Beta Delta Chapter travel to Washington, DC for the seven day training in July, 2013  

For Immediate Release:

LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is so proud to announce that two undergraduate sisters were chosen for the National Hispana Leadership Institute's Latinas Leading Tomorrow summer program 2013. Margot Bernal from KDChi's Lambda Chapter at Arizona State University and Maria Vargas from KDChi's Beta Delta Chapter at Western Oregon University are NHLI's class of 2013 Latinas Leading Tomorrow Program.        

Margot Bernal is a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She is the oldest of 3 and the first one to attend college in her family. She is a member of Mujer Inc, E-board for The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, a Student Orientation Leader, and forms part of other several other organizations that focus on promoting higher education for Latinos and helping the community. Ms. Bernal has had the opportunity to go abroad to China and Brazil. She has also had the opportunity of interning with Univision 33 and Canal 44/CNN Latino. Margot hopes to continue her education and obtain a doctorates degree. She hopes to become a famous entertainment reporter, has a plan to own a resource center for people with autism, and a non-profit organization for immigrants. Ms. Bernal enjoys singing, dancing, reading and anything that will make of her a better person.   

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Kudos to FSU sister Natalie Gonzalez for a 4.0 GPA

Kudos to FSU sister Natalie Gonzalez for a 4.0 GPA

Congrats to our Kappa Delta Chi Alpha Sigma (Florida State University) sister Natalie Gonzalez for earning a 4.0 GPA and upholding the value of scholarship! We're extremely proud of you! ❤

KDChi Honorary sister Dolores Huerta celebrates 83

KDChi sends a very special Happy Birthday to our KDChi sister Dolores Huerta who celebrated her 83rd birthday. We appreciate your service to the Latina/o community and celebrate with you today and everyday.


Dolores Huerta at the Washington DC March for Immigration Reform April 2013

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The KDChi Family loses Kappa Chapter sister, Jennifer Vazquez to brain cancer.

The KDChi Family loses Kappa Chapter sister, Jennifer Vazquez to brain cancer.

It it with a heavy heart that our KDChi family announces one of our Kappa Chapter sisters, Jennifer Vazquez lost her life battle today against cancer. Please keep her and those who love her in your good thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She was so passionate about life and loved KDChi dearly. We love and remember you today and always Jennifer, heaven has a new penguin. 4.3.13

Jennifer will be officially inducted into the Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority at a private ceremony during the National Conference to be held in Seattle, Washington in June 2013.


KDCHI ACHIEVES RECORD NATIONAL GPA

KDCHI SISTERS BREAK ACADEMIC BARRIERS Undergraduate Sisters' Labor Toward Academic Excellence Pays Off

For Immediate Release:

LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. undergraduate chapters achieve a national grade point average of 3.03.

Since it's founding in 1987, KDChi has worked tirelessly to support young Hispanic women in their pursuit of a college degree. With a commitment to "achieve academic excellence and graduation of all its members", KDChi is proud to announce it's latest academic achievement.

"Last June, the National Cabinet established a goal to raise our National GPA to above a 3.0," stated National President, Mary González, "in less than six months we are excited to announce that we have reached our goal."

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc Sisters Host First Ever Eastern U.S. Regional Conference

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc Sisters Host First Ever Eastern U.S. Regional Conference

October 30, 2012:
For Immediate Release

(Potsdam, NY) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. Eastern US Region announced today the details for its first ever regional conference. Due to the distance between the Alpha Sigma Chapter of KDChi and the Clarkson University Colony this conference will be web-based.

The conference will feature three workshops: “Marketing Yourself via Social Media” with Estee Hernandez, “Intro to Gender and Sexuality” with Clarkson University’s Dr. Joann Rogers, and “The Battle of the Sexes in Junot Díaz’s ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’” with Clarkson University Professor, Michael Garcia. The conference will also feature service events for both groups.

Alpha Sigma will be doing a Mud Run with HOPE Community as part of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition and the Clarkson sisters will be Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. This conference will be open to all Actives, Inactives, Active Alumnae, and Inactive Alumnae. For more information or to take part, contact: Mia Cignarale, President of Clarkson University Colony

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501(c)(7), national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.

KDChi Alpha Xi Sister, Ana Brenda writes about her last semester of college

The Courage to Succeed

By Ana Brenda Briones
Texas A&M University at Commerce

Latina Style Magazine- College Beat




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Kappa Delta Chi Celebrates Two Undergrad Sisters Chosen for NHLI Summer Program

Kappa Delta Chi Celebrates Two Undergrad Sisters Chosen for NHLI Summer Program 

Angelica Samantha Lopez Cano of Utah and Brenda Aguilar Valerio of Nevada    

For Immediate Release:

(Washington, DC) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that two undergraduate sisters were chosen to take part in the National Hispana Leadership Institutes's (NHLI) Latinas Learning to Lead (LLL) Program happening this week in Washington D.C.Angelica Samantha Lopez Cano, President of the KDChi Alpha Chi Chapter at the University of Utah and Brenda Aguilar-Valerio of the Alpha Zeta Chapter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas were two of 22 fellows selected out of the hundreds who applied for the college leadership development program.



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KDChi's Alpha Chi Chapter making a difference

Cinco de Mayo event in Salt Lake City benefits Latino education

Fundraiser • The proceeds will go to KDChi and a fraternity at U. of U. By dawn house - The Salt Lake Tribune May 5, 2012 11:15PM

Stephen Holt | Special to the Tribune Danelle Sepulveda, 7, celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican flag decoration at the annual Cinco De Mayo party at Centennial Park in West Valley City Saturday afternoon.

What better way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of an unlikely military victory than to encourage Latinos to graduate from high school and complete college?

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