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KDChi sis named Natl Rising Star

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  KAPPA DELTA CHI SISTER NAMED NATIONAL LATINA RISING STAR

KDChi Alum and Latinitas, Inc. Co-Founder Alicia Rascon Awarded by National Hispana Leadership Institute




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KDChi Sister is Living Her Dream...

KAPPA DELTA CHI SISTER TO SERVE AS A FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER IN SAUDI ARABIA 

Washington, DC – (Oct 27, 2009) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce Pi Chapter Alumna Kim Perez of Corpus Christi, Texas will travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) for two years. This program is a prestigious opportunity offered by the U.S. Department of State. The mission is to strengthen peace and supporting prosperity as diplomats promote business interests and to protect American citizens throughout the world. Since the work of the U.S. Department of State affects the world and is carried out in every country around the globe, FSOs are posted at any one of over 265 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions in The Americas, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia.

Perez is grateful to find a job that blends her two passions of traveling the world and helping others. As part of the FSO process, she’s undergone rigorous cultural and government studies. Within six months, she was also required to learn and pass language requirement tests in Arabic, the predominant language spoken in Saudi Arabia. “I’m absolutely excited about this opportunity and I hope to immerse myself in their culture, lifestyle and practice the Arabic language.” 

Saudi Arabia’s culture is very different than our culture in the United States. Kim will have her own driver because women are not allowed to drive there and she will wear an abaya, or Islamic robe that covers from the neck down. This is the requisite attire of Saudi women. She’s not allowed out in public without a male counterpart and won’t be able to eat out at public restaurants with her male colleagues. The cultural shift does come with some perks as well. Her housing and bills are all-inclusive and Saudi Arabia is a hot city for fashion, rice, kabobs and shopping. “The majority of the time the malls are reserved for the women who are very much interested in designer wear, especially shoes and jewelry since that is what everyone can see,” Perez shares.

Kim is grateful to KDChi for her experience serving the community and for teaching her leadership skills that she feels provided a seamless journey into life as a diplomat. She’s not alone in her journey to serve and was pleased to learn fellow Longhorn and Sister Angela Cardenas of Houston, TX is currently serving as an FSO in Nicaragua.

Perez attended the University of Texas at Austin and double majored in Social Work and Psychology. As a graduate student she attended Texas A&M, Corpus Christi and acquired her Masters Degree in Public Administration. She will serve in the Consular’s office in Riyadh assisting journalists and Saudi’s who wish to visit the United States.

For more information on becoming a Foreign Service Officer please visit the State Department FSO site .

Choosing the Right Latina Sorority for you

Latinas Going Greek

October 23, 2009 By Melanie Gasmen, Latinitas

In the most recent episode of the ABC Family show Greek, Casey Cartwright, the stunningly blonde and beautiful Zeta Beta Zeta (a made up sorority) sister, planned a “Dry, alcohol-free, Weekend” for her sisters and the whole Greek system.

The popular teen show tunes viewers into the ups and downs of mainstream college sororities and fraternities, including hazing, partying and competing houses. But, this show is missing a big population of “Greek-life:” Latinas!

The show plays on old stereotypes of sororities, from the ditzy blondes to the wild parties, leaving out a big part of what sororities were founded on such as community service, academic excellence and networking.

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FINDING HER NICHE AT A&M

As a high school student, Adriana Mariscal ’11 was heavily involved.  She was a member of student government, participated in athletics, and volunteered for Best Buddies, a program designed to “help people with intellectual disabilities become part of mainstream society.”  Wanting to be every bit as involved at Texas A&M, Adriana dove in with characteristic zeal as soon as she arrived on campus.  But college wasn’t high school, and she was in for a culture shock. “I tried to be as involved here as I was there,” she admits ruefully, “but academics took up so much time!  I learned you have to pick what you want to do—school and one or two other things.  School and four or five other things doesn’t work out so well.” That’s especially true when you’re majoring in genetics.  Adriana’s high-school stint with Best Buddies kindled a desire work with children with disabilities and an interest in research that might lead to advancements in the fight against conditions like autism and Down’s Syndrome.  She’s aiming for a master’s in genetic engineering, followed by a doctorate in genetics or a related field.  No wonder the young woman from San Antonio has to pick her spots when it comes to outside-the-classroom activities!

Never say, “No way!”
One of the spots Adriana picked was the service-based multicultural sorority, Kappa Delta Chi.  Originally Latina founded, the KDChi now describe their multi-ethnic sisterhood as, “Latina founded but multicultural grounded.”  Although the sorority is strong in both leadership and academics, the group’s focus on service was the main draw as far as Adriana was concerned. “I grew up in a single-parent household,” she explains, “so my high-school community very definitely had a lot to do with my upbringing.  It helped mold me into the young woman I am today.  Because of that experience, I  believe giving back is essential.” Well, KDChi sisters are all about giving back.  Each sister is required to do a minimum of 30 hours of service per semester, but many—including Adriana—do more.  Service ranges from Aggie events like Aggie Relay for Life or Replant to events unique to the sorority.  The group’s annual Kick the Hell Outta Cancer Kickball Tournament is a case in point:  Teams from across campus sign up to play, with all the proceeds going to charity—half to Kappa Delta Chi’s philanthropy, the American Cancer Society, the other half to the winning team’s favorite charity.  Other service projects benefit a wide range of organizations, from the Children’s Museum to a home for the elderly to a local food bank.

Now, if you had told Adriana back in high school she would not only join a sorority in college, but serve as the 2009—2010 president of that sorority, she would have laughed in your face.“I would have said, ‘No way!  That’s crazy!’” she laughs.  “I was always excited about sports.  The only thing I knew about being Greek were the stereotypes.  I didn’t know the facts—how it really is.  It’s more than just partying and wearing your letters.” How much more?  Adriana will tell you her sorority helps young women become better leaders, better students, and more well-rounded individuals.  Combined with her involvement as a Team Leader in ExCEL—a mentoring program designed to help freshman minority students succeed at Texas A&M—her Greek experience has enabled her to hone her leadership skills, given her improved time-management skills, and helped her develop a professional demeanor.  In addition to experience and knowledge gained “on the job,” so to speak, Adriana has been able to take advantage of leadership-development programs like The Greek Journey, sponsored by the Department of Greek Life.  Designed to unite emerging leaders from across the Greek community, the Journey emphasizes self-evaluation and works to develop a greater understanding of the foundations and responsibilities inherent in Greek Life.  Aggie Greeks complete the Journey by attending an orientation session, spring retreat, and bi-monthly sessions throughout the fall semester.  Adriana says she learned a lot from the experience, reaping benefits too numerous to explain.

“It All Goes Hand in Hand”
The way Adriana sees it, these outside-the-classroom activities and what she learns inside the classroom add up to a complete Aggie education. “It all goes hand in hand,” she says.  “The University is your academic experience and your outside-the-classroom experience.  The time-management and leadership skills I’ve learned through Greeks and ExCEL definitely help me on the academic side.  Not only that, but I’m taking Genetics 491, which is a research class that allows us to choose our own research focus.  Because of my personal attachments with kids with disabilities through Best Buddies in high school and Project Sunshine here at A&M, I decided to research autism and things like that.  But I’m not just reading about those things, I’ve actually had life experiences I can incorporate into my work.”She needs that kind of fully integrated education, she says, in order to continue to meet her goal in life:  making a difference.  Once she’s completed her schooling, she believes she’ll be able to make a major difference through science.  Meanwhile, she works to achieve her goal each and every day by giving back to the community, one person at a time.

For more information on KDChi at Texas A&M, visit the chapter website. If you'd like to explore Greek Life in Aggieland Visit the A&M Student Affairs Website.

Source: Article used with permission from the A&M office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Courtesy: Kathy DiSanto, Communications Specialist Original article Link

KDCHI SISTER SOLDIER WALKS FOR ALS

Congrats to Kappa Delta Chi sister and Army soldier, Lisa Corella originally from Delta Chapter who is newly engaged and is participating in the ALS walk on 17 Oct in Baltimore, MD. If you'd like to support her participation in the walk, please visit:http://fightals.alsinfo.org/goto/lisa
Lisa is currently stationed at Ft. Meade and resides in Laurel, MD. Here is additional information on the cause she's supporting...

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, attacks and kills the nerve cells which control muscle movement (motor neurons). Over time, people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease lose the ability to move, to speak, to swallow and finally to breathe. Patients in the later stages of Lou Gehrig’s Disease are completely paralyzed; yet their minds are generally not impaired and often remains sharp despite the progressive degenerating condition of the body.

Over 5,000 people in the U.S. are newly diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease each year (about 15 new cases a day), about the same rate as multiple sclerosis. As many as 30,000 Americans have Lou Gehrig’s Disease at any given time and the disease most often strikes between the ages of 40 and 70. Lou Gehrig’s Disease occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. Recent studies have shown that military veterans are more likely to develop Lou Gehrig’s Disease, although the reasons for this are not yet known.

KAPPA DELTA CHI SISTER NAMED HOT LATINO 25 (UNDER 25)

MyLatinovoice.com has named Mary Gonzales of Kappa Delta Chi’s Pi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin one of their "Hot 25 under 25." 


From MyLatinovoice.com:
“Student Leader, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority
Age: 24

Mary E. Gonzalez is dedicated to promoting social change. As an undergrad she re-established the LULAC student chapter at the University of Texas at Austin. Then Gonzalez went on to become Co-Director of Operations for the Latino Leadership Council, which oversees 34 Latina/o organizations on campus, and was a key organizer for the Annual National Latina/o Leadership Summit. Early in her career, she worked for Texas State Representatives Paul Moreno and Richard Raymond. She also served as Assistant Director in the Office of Research and Demonstration at the National Hispanic Institute.  Most recently Mary worked as Program Coordinator in the Multicultural Information Center at The University of Texas at Austin.  Even at her young age, Mary serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Multicultural Affairs at Southwestern University in Texas.”

Mary Gonzalez also serves on the national board of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. as Vice President of Collegiate Affairs.

KAPPA DELTA CHI SISTER RECEIVES LATINA TRAIL BLAZERS AWARD

The Denver Latina Chamber selected the honorable Delia Garcia as the recipient of the "Latina Trail Blazers" Award in the Government category.

Rep. Delia Garcia is the first ever Latina woman to be elected to the Kansas Legislature, at age 27, as the youngest female elected to the Kansas Legislature in 2004.  Ms. Garcia is a professor of American Government at Butler Community College, as well as helps with the family restaurant Connie’s Mexico Café, Kansas’ oldest family owned Mexican café since 1963.  She is one of five daughters, born and raised in the district she represents today.  She has grown up around a life of servant leadership.  Rep. Garcia has fought continuously for quality education and jobs for hard working Kansans.  When it comes to Health Access, Affordable Health Care, and Preventive Health, Representative Delia Garcia has been in the forefront.  She has introduced legislation related to these issues every year.  Delia carries political capitol, competence, coupled with a consciousness and compassion for a purpose to understand the needs of Kansans.

Rep. Garcia currently serves on many advisory boards, a few include the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Kansas Advisory Board, Healthy Kansas 2010, Global Learning Center, U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, Kansas Latino Legislative Caucus (Founder/President), Grace Med Clinic, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement of Wichita, Kappa Delta Chi Latina Service Sorority Inc. (Chapter Founder) Alumni of Wichita State University, and Inter-Faith Dialogue.  She has been very active in her community working as a volunteer member for the League of Women Voters, National Hispana Leadership Institute, National Organization of Women, National Committee of Hispanics for Fair Judiciary, and the American GI Forum.

The Latina Chamber Foundation, State Farm and The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partners pay tribute to national "Latina Trail Blazers: Roconocimiento de Las Meras-Meras," women who have paved the way for other Latinos in their local and national communities in the areas of education, philanthropy, government, healthcare, business and sustainability. This event brings together conference attendees, chambers, state and local government representatives and community members as they celebrate the accomplishments of Latinas across the U.S.

NALFO Honors KDChi sisters at Annual Awards

NALFO Honors Latino/a Fraternities and Sororities at Annual Awards Banquet

San Diego, CA – May 2009 The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) recently held its Spring Business Meeting in San Diego, California. On Saturday, May 2, the following member organizations were honored as NALFO award recipients:

Undergraduate Excellence  *  Andrea Flores – Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Campus Leadership  *  Patricia Martinez, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Organizational Leadership Excellence  *  Akisha Hernandez, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

 Congrats sisters! We love you!

KDChi Teachers Shine in Washington DC

Two Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Sisters Selected for Competitive Fellowship Program

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. Est. 1987
For Immediate Release - August 25, 2009 
Contact: Gina Garcia, Vice President of Public Affairs    

When sisters Veronica Hernandez and Yvette Garza joined the Teach for America (TFA) program, they shared the same values, love for pink and maroon and an addiction to all things penguin. While attending Kappa Delta Chi’s 22nd National Convention in Dallas, TX Hernandez chatted up the Teach for America recruiter, Patricia Leon-Guerrero who knew of another sister, Yvette, who was involved in TFA. Hernandez had just received notice of her acceptance into a fellowship in DC and immediately e-mailed Yvette to share her excitement. Little did she know, Yvette had also been accepted into the exclusive group.

Upon their arrival in Washington, DC, Veronica and Yvette were welcomed by the ever-expanding KDChi DC Graduate Chapter where they found their niche in the fast-paced, nation’s capitol. Over the summer Veronica, who was placed at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), and Yvette, who worked with the Forum for Youth Investment, established a close relationship with one another, as well as their surrounding fellows and sisters. They were also able to develop relationships with several individuals in the fields of education policy and youth advocacy. Yvette couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity, “What an amazing experience to be in the same city where Sonia Sotomayor has just been inducted into the Supreme Court and where policy brings change.”

Teach For America (TFA) is an organization whose mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising leaders into a teaching environment for the under served communities. Beyond its already unique program, TFA created a fellowship called the Policy and Advocacy Leadership Initiative (PALI) fellowship. This fellowship is a full-time summer internship designed to give fellows meaningful experience through substantive projects at policy and advocacy organizations in Washington, DC.  TFA’s fellowship program provides corps members and alumni the opportunity to network in the fields of policy and advocacy while contributing their talents and passions to mission-critical work in a high-impact policy and advocacy organization. KDChi has two sisters chosen for this inaugural class of the newly formed, highly competitive fellowship of fourteen. “I believe this speaks to the caliber of women associated with Kappa Delta Chi, strong women committed to service,” stated Veronica Hernandez. 
 
In addition to being an active Alumna, Veronica Hernandez is KDChi’s National External Recruitment Officer and teaches 9th Grade Reading Intervention at Animo Locke 1 High School in Watts, California. Yvette Garza is KDChi’s East Texas Regional Chair Position and is a Corps Member and teaches Pre-K at KIPP Shine Prep in Houston, Texas. To learn more about the Teach for America Program visit www.teachforamerica.org.

Honorary KDChi Sisters Roots important to her success

By April Lopez   - Conexión
Motivational speaker Lorena Gonzalez says the first step to help Latinos succeed is having “una familia fuerte.”

“Life wasn’t easy. I grew up not really knowing that I had very little until I was older and saw census numbers and thought ‘oh gosh, I was poor.’ But I knew my family was rich in something more important — life. We were rich in our culture, our familia, in our

community and our faith,” Gonzalez said, who grew up on the city’s South Side.

Throughout her career, she has focused in helping Latinos overcome educational, cultural and human rights issues they face everyday. Gonzalez travels nationwide to participate in hundreds of corporate and organizational conferences, focusing on diversity, leadership and Latino issues. She has also taught leadership and cultural courses at our Our Lady of the Lake University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Gonzalez says her parents are the motivation and inspiration behind her quest to create a better quality of life for all Latinos. She often speaks of her father, Homer Garza, as a leader in her family, despite only having a middle school educational level when he arrived in the United States.“I always say that my dad has a Ph.D. in life because as a migrant worker, as an immigrant, all those experiences gave him quality education. It’s not formal education but it’s education nonetheless,” she said. One of the momentous honors for Gonzalez was being selected by the National Hispana Leadership Institute to participate in the Executive Leadership Training Program, which allowed her to receive leadership development classes at the Harvard Kennedy School.

 “It was the most intimidating time. I thought ‘how can this little South Side girl go to Harvard,’.” she said. “When I finished though, I realized that I belonged there. We belong there and there’s no reason why other young Latinos and Latinas cannot see a school like Harvard as an option for them.”Gonzalez serves on the executive committee of the National Alliance for Hispanic Families, a group working to bring awareness to legislative policymakers about the challenges Latinos face in educational dropouts, teen pregnancy, gangs, and drugs. They want to establish community-based programs and resources that will strengthen Hispanic families.
 

source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/sacultura/Roots_important_to_motivational_speaker_Lorena_Gonzalezs_success.html

KDChi Sister named Asst. Dean at Southwestern Univ.

Developing a Culture of Diversity


New assistant dean for student multicultural affairs brings a wide variety of experience to her job

Growing up in El Paso, Texas, Mary Gonzalez learned to move between two cultures – that of the United States and that of Juarez, Mexico, which was just across the border.

As the new assistant dean for student multicultural affairs at Southwestern, Gonzalez hopes to help members of the campus community become more aware of different identities.“The real world is very multicultural,” Gonzalez says. “You have to learn how to work with people from different backgrounds, different beliefs and different worldviews. Having a multicultural awareness prepares students for after they graduate from college. It also strengthens their academic work.”Gonzalez is no stranger to campus multicultural affairs work, or to Southwestern. The summer after she graduated from high school, she worked at the Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session that was held at Southwestern. LDZ is sponsored by the National Hispanic Institute and helps high-achieving Latino high school students develop leadership skills. “In the summer of 2001 I spent a week and a half here as an LDZ counselor, and that’s when I fell in love with Southwestern,” Gonzalez says. “When the job here opened up, I already felt familiar with Southwestern.” Prior to joining the Southwestern staff this summer, Gonzalez was the program coordinator in the Multicultural Information Center at UT-Austin. She received undergraduate degrees in history and Mexican American Studies from UT in 2007. She also holds a master of liberal arts degree with a concentration in social justice from St. Edward’s University in Austin.

As an undergraduate at UT, Gonzalez served as student director of the Multicultural Information Center, organized the national Latina/o Leadership Summit in Austin for three years, and re-established the UT chapter of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). She received several awards for her work at UT, including the Amethyst Light Award, which is presented to the outstanding Latina/o community leader, and the Dean’s Dozen 2007 Outstanding Student Award.

While in graduate school, Gonzalez became involved with LGBTQ initiatives and with Kappa Delta Chi, a Latina service sorority. She currently serves as the national vice president of collegiate affairs for Kappa Delta Chi.
“We are thrilled that Mary has joined us at Southwestern,” says Jerry Brody, vice president for student life. “She brings strong experience in developing programs that promote and support diversity and social justice in a university setting. Her interpersonal skills are outstanding, and she is thoroughly committed to the success of all student populations.” Brody said the position Gonzalez holds is essential as Southwestern strives to have a student population that better reflects the population of Texas. “We also want to make sure that we continue to be supportive of all our students,” he says. Gonzalez will work with the five groups that currently compose the Multicultural Council: Allies, A.S.I.A. Club, EBONY, Latinos Unidos and SU Native. One of her first goals is to take each group on a retreat off campus. “Initially I’m taking a lot of students on retreats because if you get them away from campus and you put them in a space where they have to have real conversations with each other, then they start to understand each other better,” she says. “By strengthening the Multicultural Council, I hope to make it become a strong component of student development at Southwestern.” 

Although she originally went to UT with plans of working in politics, Gonzalez says she realized that she preferred creating philosophical changes in the world rather than political ones. “I decided to do student affairs because the people who were changing my life were student affairs administrators and I wanted to have that kind of impact on somebody else’s life,” she says. onzalez says her favorite quote is by the late writer and social activist Gloria Anzaldua, who was also from Texas: “I change myself, I change the world.” “That’s my motto,” she says, “I’m always trying to change and encourage my students to change and to critically think about their role in society and on campus.”

2009 National Leadership Convention

KAPPA DELTA CHI TO CONVENE FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONVENTION “BACK TO BASICS”

Dallas, TX – (May 26, 2009) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., a NALFO member organization, is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Leadership Convention to take place May 29-31, 2009 in Dallas, TX. This year's convention, "Back to Basics", will bring together over 200 of the most diverse and brightest group of young women in this country for a weekend of professional and educational growth. "This year we are getting Back to Basics and offer our sisters opportunities for personal and leadership development," said Akisha Hernandez, national president.

The Dallas/Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter and the Upsilon Chapter of Southern Methodist University will serve as hosts for the weekend. They have planned an exciting Convention that includes Dave Westol Owner and CEO of Limberlost Consulting who will provide a historical view Risk Management and Legal Issues, other sessions include personal safety classes, balancing KDChi with personal life and how to deal with chapter issues and much more.

The Annual Service Luncheon will be an opportunity for Kappa Delta Chi to come together and celebrate its achievements in the area of serving its communities. The event will include keynote speaker Patricia Leon-Guerrrero with Teach for America who will give us inspiration on service to the community and will feature the annual presentation of the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. The American Cancer Society will also be present to engage members in service opportunities with the ACS Relay for Life.

The Annual Emerald Awards Gala will include keynote speaker, the Honorable Delia Garcia, Kansas State Representative and KDChi Alumnae. Rep. Garcia was named one of Wichita Magazine’s Most Influential Women this past March. She graduated from the Harvard University Executive Leadership Program with the National Hispana Leadership Institute and in 2008, she received the Matt Garcia Public Service National Award by the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund [MALDEF] for her outstanding leadership and service to our community, as this award reflects an extraordinary dedication to the civil and human rights of all people.

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Alpha Xi Chapter Takes Home Outstanding Service at Greek Awards

The Alpha Xi Chapter at Texas A&M University-Commerce had its Greek Awards on April 20, 2009 and the Alpha Xi chapter won the most awards out of any other chapter on this campus!!!

Chapter Awards:

Highest New Member Semester GPA (MGC)
Highest Cumulative GPA (MGC)
Outstanding Service
Outstanding Member Education Sorority

Individual Awards:
Our chapter president, Jenny Zeilfelder, received 4 individual awards including

Outstanding Greek Involvement/Sorority
Outstanding Chapter President
Outstanding Community Service
Greek Woman of the Year!!


Alpha Sigma Chapter Inducted

The Alpha Sigma Chapter at Florida State University was inducted on April 18, 2009. The Alpha Class was also initiated which brings their membership to 26 members. This is a historical event as the Alpha Sigma Chapter is the first East Coast chapter of Kappa Delta Chi. We welcome our newest chapter to the KDChi Family!

Alpha Beta Chapter hosts Custodian Appreciation Day

Sorority hosts Custodian Appreciation Day
By Lori Ann Prado, Intern
956/381-2741
Posted 04/16/2009

Kappa Delta Chi sorority showed their gratitude for University custodians during the seventh annual Custodian Appreciation Day BBQ at The University of Texas Pan American on April 16.
 
“I think a lot of people tend to overlook the little things. They do a lot for this campus; our grounds are very clean and it’s nice to have a clean university, and we’re letting them know that we see that,” said Jo Ann Gutierrez, Kappa Delta Chi service officer and junior premed major.
BBQ plates were served to University custodians from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Martha Jauregui, manager of custodial services, said her favorite part of the event was that the majority of custodians, whether they work the day or evening shifts, were able to unite for the event.

“I’m really amazed that they do this on their own. I started with the department in 2000 and I never heard of a sorority or organization that would go out of their way and make a luncheon for the custodians. I’m really touched every year when they do this,” Jauregui said.

Pictured from left to right are Karen Monsivais, junior psychology major and Kappa Delta Chi corresponding secretary, handing out barbecue plates to UTPA custodians Edgar Cantu and Erasmo Singleterry. UTPA custodians enjoyed an afternoon especially for them during Custodian Appreciation Day hosted by Kappa Delta Chi sorority on April 16.

Sisters unify for a cause

Two sororities band together to fight breast cancer

March 19, 2009 by Jorge Labrador

The Rebel Yell (University of Nevada, Las Vegas newspaper)

A little bit of teamwork can go a long way toward a good cause.

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Lambda Chapter Wins NALFO Chapter of the Year at Arizona State University

Congratulations to the Lambda Chapter at Arizona State University. The chapter took home many awards during Arizona State University's Greek Award Ceremony including the following:

*Excellence in Community Service for NALFO
*Excellence in Academics for NALFO
*Excellence in Risk Management Organization of the Year for NALFO
*Excellence in Member Development for NALFO
 
Lambda Chapter also won a Gold Pillar award which means that they received a 96% of 100% on their Greek Awards nomination packet for Arizona State University.
 
To top the evening off, the Lambda Chapter took the top honor as the Chapter of the Year for the NALFO Council!!
 
Congratulations to the following individual award recipients:  
*Stacey Flores - Iota Class (Spring 2001): Advisor of the Year
*Christine Ruiz - Rho Class (Spring 2006): Sorority Member of the Year (which is the highest honor a Greek member can receive on ASU's campus!) Christine Ruiz serves as the Lambda Chapter President.


We are extremely proud of our Lovely Lambda Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi!


Penguin Class Golf Tournament

The Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Baylor University is hosting its First Annual Penguin Class Golf Tournament. 100% of the proceeds go to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. Alpha Epsilon Chapter encourages donations for the tournament so that they may be able to assist the American Cancer Society with the largest donation possible.  

This tournament will take place on March 21, 2009 at the Lake Waco Country Club. The first tee time will be at 1:00pm.

Options of Support:
Product: (including gift cards to be givenas prizes)
Team Sponsorship: ($75 per person for a four person team)
Hole Sponsorship: ($100, 18 holes in total)
Co-Host ($1,000)

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.KdchiBaylor.com or Contact Diana Rueles at [email protected]

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society teams up with KDChi once again for "Start to Talk...Save a Life" !Empice el dialogo...Salve una vida!


Alpha Rho Chapter Inducted

KDChi is pleased to announce the induction of the Alpha Rho Chapter at Lamar University January 24, 2009 in Beumont, TX.