Alpha Alpha Charter sister Perla Rodriguez to be inducted into the Omega Chapter

Alpha Alpha Charter sister Perla Rodriguez to be inducted into the Omega Chapter

Wichita, Kansas (November 27, 2017) – Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is mourning the passing of Alpha Alpha chapter charter sister Perla Rodriguez, 42, who passed on November 14, 2017. Perla was born June 1, 1975, and attended Wichita State University where she studied criminal justice. While attending, Perla was a single mother attending school full-time while also working to charter the Alpha Alpha chapter of KDChi and was initiated in September of 2001. She also started the Wichita Alumnae chapter in 2015.

She most recently worked as a coordinator of Program Services at Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center and was a small business owner. She was a cornerstone of the community, providing education about sexual violence in Wichita and the surrounding areas.

Perla is survived by her daughter Alexcia Rodriguez. She will be inducted into KDChi's Omega Chapter at the next regional conference in 2018.

The following dedications are from charter sisters who wanted to share just how special Perla was, not only as an educator in the community, but as a sister, and most importantly as a mother. 

"Perla Rodriguez was not only my sorority sister and friend she was also my co-worker. We met in the Fall of 1999 when we started the interest group at WSU. Perla has always been someone I admired and respected. She was a single mother to her daughter Alexcia and I always admired how good of a parent she was. Perla worked at WASAC for over five years. She was dedicated and passionate about her work. She demonstrated her passion by educating children and youth about healthy relationships and sexual violence. Perla worked tirelessly by providing educational programs in schools and community groups so children and youth had the information they needed on these critical topics. Her contributions and impact on our community and will be missed. Perla was an amazing human who gave comfort to those who needed it. She was a great friend and confident and will be 
missed so much by those who loved her and had the privilege to know her but she also brings great loss to those in the community who benefited by her knowledge and  sympathy. She will forever be in my heart." Viviana Macedo-Cabrales, AA Charter

"Perla was my Charter class sister, and I first met her in the Fall of 1999 when we were an interest group. I admired her from the start for raising her daughter Alexcia who was probably 4 years old at the time and balancing going to college to get her degree in Criminal Justice at the same time. She was the first alumna out of our charter class and she stayed with us as an alumnae advisor after graduating continuing to lend her support to us. 
I always appreciated her thoughtful point of view, she had a way of looking at things from a balanced perspective which I tried to learn from and emulate. Not only was she wise and thoughtful, she was fun to be around with a light heart and a great sense of humor, we had so many great times together.And on top of every wonderful thing, she was, to me she was the definition of a lady, someone that carried herself with grace, thoughtfulness, and strength. I love my sorority sister, and I will miss her dearly." - Haydee Serna, AA Charter



"My dear Charter Class sister Perla Rodriguez was a friend & classmate since 1995 before we chartered KDX in 1999. I remember when her daughter Alexcia was a toddler, & always admired her commitment & juggling as a single-mother, professional, student, small business owner with her parents, & community leader. She did all of this with grace & optimism, with her resilience serving as a constant inspiration. Our many road trips and experience of chartering KDX AA will forever be engraved in my heart, mind, & soul. As our first alumna, she set the sophisticated standard, & we will carry her legacy forward at our Alpha Alpha Chapter. I love & miss her dearly, & will promise to watch over Alexcia with the rest of our KDChi sisters." - Delia Garcia, AA Charter

From the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center: 

“WASAC staff and board are saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend, Perla Rodriguez. Perla was a critical member of our team providing guidance for the education and outreach we do in our community. We miss her terribly. Our love and support goes out to those who knew her and especially to her family. We are grateful to our community who have reached out to our staff during this difficult time with thoughts of care and compassion. Your support means so much to us and further demonstrates how much Perla meant to WASAC and our community.”

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. 

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