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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary at home in Lubbock, TX

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary at home in Lubbock, TX

Silver Horizon: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Empowering the Future    

For Immediate Release:

(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to welcome coverage of our 21st annual conference to be held June 22-24, 2012 where the national organization was founded in Lubbock, Texas. The Overton Hotel and Conference Center will host over 230 sisters who will be in attendance and the excitement is building as each of our four founders will be there and are eager to mix and mingle with the ladies who've expanded the community service sisterhood nationwide. Sisters will be able to hear directly from them about why the sisterhood still resonates and means more to them now that a wave of positive change across our national communities has spread. They will also share their hopes for what they hope the organization will achieve over the next quarter century. Founder Irene Montoya Robinson says she's most excited about meeting the ladies who chose to be part of the organization she helped to spearhead and adds, "we are looking forward to hearing all of the wonderful stories of how KDChi sisters have impacted their communities."

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KDChi at Clarkson helps NY's Action Angels

KDChi at Clarkson among Group who Volunteered to make a difference with the Action Angels

Action Angels collect 6,000 rolls of toilet paper in St. Lawrence County

Friday, June 1, 2012 

To the Editor of North Country Now Newspaper:

During the month of March, St. Lawrence County Community Action Angels sponsored a county-wide toilet paper drive.

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. National President Wins TX House Seat in El Paso

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. National President Wins TX House Seat in El Paso

Mary Gonzalez, 28, is the first female to represent the Lower Valley District 75

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(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that on Tuesday May 29th, National President and political newcomer Mary Edna Gonzalez, 28, won an  election and will be the first woman to represent the Lower Valley's District 75 in the Texas House.

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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    

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(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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KDChi Celebrates 25th Anniversary in Lubbock, TX

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Lubbock, TX conference

Silver Horizon: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Empowering the Future
 
  

For Immediate Release:

(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce details on our 21st annual conference to be held June 22-24, 2012 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock Texas. With over 230 sisters attending, even more excitement is building as our four founders will all be in attendance. Sisters will be able to hear directly from them about why the sisterhood still resonates and means more to them now that a wave of positive change across our national communities has spread. Founder Irene Montoya Robinson says she too is excited about meeting the sisters and adds, "we are looking forward to hearing all of the wonderful stories of how KDChi sisters have impacted thier communites."

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KDChi Alumna Astrid Novak shares her get healthy story

KDChi Alumna Astrid Novak shares her get healthy story


After lifelong weight struggles and the birth of her triplets, KDChi Zeta Alumna Astrid Novak began training for half marathons and regained her health. Meet our KDChi sister and MARATHON MOMMA.

Weight has always been a struggle for me since the ninth grade. I was always average in size, neither too big nor too small. Indulging in junk food when I was younger and later being pregnant with triplets caused the weight to become a semi-permanent part of my life. I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and began eating right, jogging, and eventually, running half marathons.

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KDChi Alpha Beta Chapter Hosts Different Events for Founder’s Week

KDCHI ALPHA BETA CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY 

The Alpha Beta Chapter Hosts Different Events for Founder’s Week

Edinburg, TX (April 2, 2012) – On this Monday morning the sisters of the Alpha Beta Chapter kicked of our first ever Founder’s Week filled with different events that we hosted throughout the week. Since it was going to be KD Chi’s 25th Anniversary, we wanted to do something different and wanted to incorporate the student body so that they could also celebrate with us.

To kick off our Founder’s Week we were able to raise awareness about Autism on National Autism Day and in order for us to help spread the word, we reserved a few tables where we painted the student’s nails for free while at the same time educating them on Autism awareness. On the days that followed we passed out burger combos to our custodians on campus to show our appreciation for them, had a luminaria event where students stopped by our tables to decorate a luminary that was to be donated to the Relay for Life candle light vigil as well as passed out cupcakes to students and we were also able to bring in our 25th anniversary at midnight with the Greeks on Campus at the Greek lock in.

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The Alpha Beta Chapter helps educate young girls on HPV and Cervical Cancer

Alpha Beta Chapter Joins Entre Madre e Hija Program

Posted by Nancy Chapa on May 24, 2012

The Alpha Beta Chapter helps educate young girls on HPV and Cervical Cancer

Edinburg, TX (March 1, 2012) – One Saturday morning the sisters of the Alpha Beta Chapter split up into groups and went to Brownsville, Alton, or San Carlos in order to give a presentation to a group of girls on HPV and Cervical Cancer.  In these seminars we are paired up with Promotoras that educate the mothers while we educate their daughters on HPV and Cervical Cancer.

In the fall of 2011, the Alpha Beta Chapter made it official that we would be helping with the Entre Madre e Hija Program throughout the year so that we can help educate daughters on the importance of knowing about HPV and Cervical Cancer including the things that they can do in order to help prevent them. The Alpha Beta chapter has teamed up with the UT Health Science Center and A&M University so that we are able to raise awareness in this area of health.

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KDChi scholarships to HS, undergrads & Graduates

KDChi Foundation offers scholarships to HS, Undergrads & Graduate students 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.'s National Foundation's High School Scholarship was established in 1999 to assist graduating high school women, regardless of academic discipline, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to academics and community service. This scholarship is available on a competitive basis and is a one-time award ranging from $500-$1,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Irene Montoya Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships were established in 2004 to assist sisters of Kappa Delta Chi, regardless of academic discipline, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to academic and community service. The scholarship is named in honor of Irene Montoya, a Founder of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. Irene’s continued support, contributions, and dedication to the sorority have positively impacted the success of the sorority.

This Irene Montoya scholarship seeks to recognize sisters who demonstrate a commitment to service, academics, and leadership within the sorority, their respective university campuses, and in their communities. This scholarship is available on a competitive basis and is a one-time award ranging from $500-$1,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please contact the KDChi Foundation Director of Scholarships, Juanita Garcia with any questions [email protected]

KDChi High School Scholarship:

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. National Foundation supports the development and success of high school senior women who plan on pursuing a higher education. On behalf of Kappa Delta Chi National Foundation, we would like to congratulate you on taking the next step towards your educational career. This scholarship was established in 1999 to help graduating high school women in their transition from high school to college. The scholarship is available on a competitive basis and is a one-time award that ranges from $500-$1,000. These scholarships are funded by generous contributions from Kappa Delta Chi chapters and donors.

This scholarship is solely available for female high school seniors, regardless of academic discipline, who demonstrate a strong record, interest, and commitment to service. Enclosed please find the complete application package that contains the required materials for the competition and submission of the application, as well as general and detailed information about Kappa Delta Chi Sorority. Please feel free to visit the following websites: http://www.kappadeltachi.org/, http://www.kappadeltachi.org/index.php/Foundation/About-The-Foundation.html. These websites may be helpful in submitting a more competitive scholarship application.



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KDChi undergrads do 21,504 service hours

KDChi provides 21,504 service hours to nation wide communities  

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that our undergraduate chapters across the nation completed 21,504 hours of service in Fall 2011. That doesn't even incldue the graduate chapters and alums around the world who are constantly giving back to the sisterhood and communities they call home.

 This is exactly the reason the sisterhood was create to make a difference in the communities and each other's lives. Thank you sisters for your tireless dedication to others.

~Leading with Integrity, United through Service~

KDChi Celebrates Community Service Achievements

For Immediate Release: 

KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY, INC. CELEBRATES CONTINUED ACHIEVEMENTS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH CREATIVE PROJECTS

KDChi undergraduates complete 21,504 community service hours fall 2011 with a total of 42,016 for the year

   LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, INC. proudly announces 21,504 completed hours in service to local communities by undergraduate chapters for the fall 2011 academic semester bringing the total for the year to 42,016 hours of making a difference.

While most chapters support the American Cancer Society, KDChi's national philanthropy, by participating in events such as Relay for Life, some chapters chose a more creative approach to community service to reach their exceptional number of service hours in fall 2011.


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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Announces Spring 2012 Expansion

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Announces Spring 2012 Expansion to New York, Illinois and welcomes new chapters.

 (Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud of our sisters who are making a difference in their communities and are working diligently to add branches to our family tree. KDChi is pleased to announce the following Colonies as of Spring 2012:


*Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York (pictured above)

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KDChi swag alert!

In Need of KDChi swag? We're so excited to share with you our official KDChi vendors!

We encourage sisters to support these companies who've dedicated their services and are happy to agree to our vendor licensing agreements to profit from our name and likeness.

These companies are either sister-owned, sister-run or are companies that support our sisterhood via official means and as savvy business women your KDChi National Officers and board encourage you to support those who support our sisters.

If you know someone or are interested yourself in being an official KDChi vendor, please email [email protected]

3 KDChis step into leadership roles at UTSA

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. would like to congratulate three of our KDChi, Chi Chapter Sisters at the University of Texas San Antonio sister for being voted and inducted into the Multicultural Greek Council Board!

We're proud to announce their newest President Christina Joann Perez, Vice President of External Relations-Cinthya Garcia and MGC Assistant Daisy Rios!

Way to represent sisters, we're so proud of you!

 Leading with Integrity, United through Service

KDChi's UNT Colony Gains Chapter Status

KDChi's UNT Colony Gains Chapter Status

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Is proud to announce that the KDChi Colony at the University of North Texas was officially inducted as the Alpha Upsilon Chapter to Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. on August 21, 2011.

These ladies have worked very hard to gain this accomplishment. So far in their short time of being part of the sisterhood they've won numerous awards including the MGC Involvement Cup Award, MGC Spirit Award, Chapter Progress Award, Advisor of the Year Award, Greek Woman of the Year Award, Region of the Year, and three sisters won the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The Involvement Cup Award was given to Kappa Delta Chi during the Greek Awards at UNT; this award is given to a chapter showing exceptional involvement in the local and UNT communities. The MGC Spirit Award is granted to the organization who most upholds the values of the Multicultural Greek Council. Another award
received was the Chapter Progress Award; this is given to the chapter who exhibited the most academic, personal, and community growth.

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.Unveils Graduate/Professional Membership Program

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.Unveils Graduate/Professional Membership Program    

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July 18, 2011 (Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to unveil the newly created Graduate/Professional Intake Program rolling out officially August 1st. Over the years KDChi has increasingly received interests from women across the country who may not have attended the Universities our sisterhood has chartered at, but they feel a tie to the values our sisterhood offers. This program was designed for interested women who perhaps did not have the opportunity to obtain membership in our organization during their collegiate years. Estee Hernández, VP of Alumnae Affairs, and Mary González, National President, have worked very hard to ensure that the professional intake process would be similar to the collegiate process but at the same time understanding that different factors come to play when a woman is in a different stage of her life such as motherhood, career, graduate school, and so forth. Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.Unveils Graduate/Professional Membership Program    For Immediate Release:
 
July 18, 2011 (Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to unveil the newly created Graduate/Professional Intake Program rolling out officially August 1st. Over the years KDChi has increasingly received interests from women across the country who may not have attended the Universities our sisterhood has chartered at, but they feel a tie to the values our sisterhood offers. This program was designed for interested women who perhaps did not have the opportunity to obtain membership in our organization during their collegiate years. Estee Hernández, VP of Alumnae Affairs, and Mary González, National President, have worked very hard to ensure that the professional intake process would be similar to the collegiate process but at the same time understanding that different factors come to play when a woman is in a different stage of her life such as motherhood, career, graduate school, and so forth.
 
A candidate for membership in the program is a professional woman who is a leader in her community, lives a life of service to the Latina/o population, and has expressed a commitment to lifelong learning. An interested woman must also have received a degree from a four-year accredited institution of higher education. Once the Graduate New Member completes the process, she will have full rights and privileges in Kappa Delta Chi, and will receive a year's membership in the National Alumnae Association. 
 
At this past National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, 16 Alumnae sisters were trained to serve as this year's Graduate Member Educators. These sisters will be at the forefront of this new initiative. One of the trained sisters is Vanessa Treviño, an Alumna of the Alpha Chapter who sees this as a phenomenal way to stregthen KDChi's already strong network base, "The training was informative, Treviño said. I feel more connected to the sorority and I feel prepared and empowered to educate the next generation of sisters." VP Hernandez is eager to get the program off the ground. "This will provide Kappa Delta Chi with a new assembly of leaders and will increase the strength and magnitude of our professional network, Hernandez shared. The Graduate/Professional Intake process could not have come at a more exciting time for our sisterhood, as we are on the cusp of change and development."
 
Several informational webinars have been hosted in the last two weeks to inform our membership about the initiative and how to get involved. One more webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. CST. To request attendance at this webinar and/or to inquire about the Graduate/Professional Intake, please contact Estee Hernández, Vice President of Alumni Affairs at [email protected].
 
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 was founded on April 6, 1987 at Texas Tech University. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.

KDChi Beta Alumba hit by a drunk driver in TX and is recovering

KDChi Beta Alumba hit by a drunk driver in TX and is recovering

Please keep one of our Beta alumna sisters in your good thoughts and prayers. On Saturday 41 year old Suzanna Vasquez Gonzales was driving southbound on Hwy 16 near Poteet, TX at 4:30 in the afternoon. A 64-year old suspected drunk driver was headed north in the wrong lane and slammed into her vehicle head-on.

Gonzales sustained severe injuries and was life flighted to a hospital. She has a broken arm, leg, and fractures on her pelvis and 5 ribs. She had a lacerated liver and spleen, but those are controlled and she is now upgraded to stable condition and is resting according to her husband Sibliano Gonzales. Visitation is limited but rest assured she is doing well considering and is just tired" shares her husband, "We are thankful and appreciated of your thoughts, prayers and phone calls."

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KDChi sister & Lawmaker sees issue through undocumented past

KDChi sister & Lawmaker sees issue through undocumented past

State Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna stood before the House on the afternoon of May 9, hours after lawmakers passed the controversial "sanctuary city" bill, and started reading from a prepared statement, her eyes downcast. “Immigration and all that it encompasses is very personal for me because I was an undocumented immigrant,” Hernandez Luna, 32, said in a halting and teary speech. “You may prefer to use the word illegal alien, but I'm not an alien. I am not a problem that must be handled. I'm a human — a person standing before you now as a representative for the Texas House.” With her roughly five-minute speech, she did what some would consider crazy in the current political climate.

KDChi sister & Lawmaker sees issue through undocumented past

One formerly undocumented official says others deserve opportunity.

By Susan Carroll
[email protected]

Updated 12:14 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Announces Dolores Huerta to keynote Emerald Gala

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Announces Dolores Huerta to keynote Emerald Gala 

For Immediate Release:

May 31, 2011 (San Antonio, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that Honorary Sister Dolores Huerta will be attending and participating in KDChi's 20th Annual National Conference being held on the weekend of June 3-5th in San Antonio, TX. Ms. Huerta will be delivering the keynote at the annual Emerald Gala Event on Saturday evening and will provide priceless guidance to our sisterhood on the topics of community service, sacrifice, and the importance of individual involvement to change our world for the better.

Ms. Huerta has dedicated her life to serving the community and it's betterment through political movement that affects Latinos nationwide. For that reason she was inducted at KDChi's Alpha Alpha Chapter at Wichita State University on September 30, 2005.

Huerta continues to be a powerful lobbyist and change maker who fights for the right of equal treatment for women, migrant farm workers and people of color nation wide. She is currently President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is "to inspire and motivate people to organize sustainable communities to sustain social justice."

The organization trains communities to self-advocate in the areas of Health and Safety, Education and Youth Development and Economic Justice.
Your friends and family are invited to purchase tickets to attend the Emerald Gala taking place on Saturday June 4th between 7-9pm at the Texas Ballroom at the Hilton San Anotnio Airport. Join the sisters of Kappa Delta Chi and experience the inspirational words of our amazing Kappa Delta Chi sister.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.KappaDeltaChi.org by clicking on Emerald Gala tickets. Tickets are being sold until Wednesday June 1st at 8pm CST.  

Should you have any questions please contact Jessica Alarcon via e-mail  [email protected] or call 214-924-1375.