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Pi Chapter Alumna, Amanda Arizola is the cover photo and feature story for Informate's DFW Magazine

 KDChi Pi Alumna is on cover and feature story within Informate's DFW Magazine!

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority congratulates our Pi Chapter Alumna, Amanda Arizola who was the cover photo and feature story within this quarter for Informate's DFW Magazine.

She's the Program Manager for Financial Stability for Catholic Charities and is so very active in various organizations, it's a wonder she finds time to sleep and function. 

In the magazine, her feature is a Q&A that focuses on her being a role model for Hispanic Community advocacy and her dedication to serving the organization she holds a passion for. She is a lover of books and is so worth the full read!

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KAPPA DELTA CHI UNVEILS NEW BRANDING INITIATIVE

For Immediate Release Jan. 11, 2016                               

Contact: Gina Garcia, Vice President of Public Affairs 

[email protected]

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KDChi Alumna shares a sweet moment with a KDChi parent

Sisters and friends,
In this beautiful new year that we're blessed to share together, let us remind one another that above all, we are a family. A chosen family that we dedicate our love, time and service to from the day that we take the oath as KDChi until we join the Omega Chapter. I thought I'd share this something sweet to show how strong the KDChi network is around the world and in this case within our own families by birth!
Keep the sweet stories coming sisters, we are family and are so happy to share these kind of stories!
*Published with permission from KDChi Alumna, Lorena Gomez Reyes

 

 

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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KAPPA DELTA CHI PARTNERS WITH AFFINITY CONSULTANTS

 For Immediate Release Dec 18, 2015                               

Contact: Gina Garcia, Vice President of Public Affairs 

KAPPA DELTA CHI PARTNERS WITH AFFINITY CONSULTANTS

The ladies of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, INC announce a partnership with Affinity Consultants to protect our national organizations branding assets.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has contracted Affinity Consultants for its branding and trademark needs. Licenses can be granted to companies interested and that currently manufacture merchandise bearing the name “Kappa Delta Chi", the Greek letters, the shield, the logo, and other items from time to time including nicknames and symbols.

Kappa Delta Chi is the exclusive owner of its trademarks.  In order to safeguard the appropriate use of our federally registered trademarks and to guarantee quality products, Kappa Delta Chi is one of 103 fraternal organizations that have entered into a trademark licensing agreement with Affinity Consultants. 

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Read about Alpha Sigma Alumna, Luli Rivery's passion for education

MBALaunch: A Passion for Education

The intersection of business, entrepreneurship, and education is my passion, and in it I have found my purpose.

My passion for education stems from my belief that the strength of a nation’s educational system is inextricably tied to its economic health, and is key to ending the generational poverty cycle that exists in many low-income families.

In 1994, my family fled Communist Cuba with the hope that moving to the United States would provide us with a life that could never be afforded to us in Cuba. As a first-generation immigrant, who has now become the first in her family to graduate from college, I feel an obligation to the educational system for providing me the tools and skills I needed to assimilate and succeed in a new environment and to others like me, who are the first for many things in their families.

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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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KDChi Alpha Omega Alumna graduates, is now a sworn officer! Congrats sister!

KDChi Alpha Omega Alumna graduates, is now a sworn officer! Congrats sister!

Congrats to KDChi Alpha Omega Alumna Esmee Zam​ (in the middle) on her graduation, she's now a sworn officer! We appreciate all that you to keep us safe!

She joins a legion of KDChi's who have trained to join a law enforcement profession. Want to know more about the KDChi's who sacrifice and put their lives on the line everyday to keep our streets safe? Read all about them her ein the Spring 2015 edition of the Emerald Digital Magazine.

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WSU to add Latina-focused Kappa Delta Chi Sorority in fall 2015

WSU to add Latina-focused Kappa Delta Chi Sorority in fall 2015

The Multicultural Greek Council-Fraternity and Sorority Life at Wichita State University has selected Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. for expansion to campus during the fall 2015 semester.

During the past few months, a search committee and members of the Greek council have been reviewing and evaluating several national organizations to define the best chapter to come to campus. This Latina-focused sorority will re-charter a colony at WSU with the focus of raising cultural awareness and empowering women to be successful in college and thereafter.

Kappa Delta Chi was founded in April 1987 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The purpose of the sorority is to promote the values of unity, honesty, integrity and leadership among women at colleges and universities. Through numerous service events, sisterhood retreats and academic and cultural workshops, KDChi is committed to student growth and increased knowledge and impact to campus and their community. For more information on the organization, go to http://www.kappadeltachi.org.

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A Compliment from Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.

For Immediate Release July 7, 2015                               

Contact: Gina Garcia, Vice President of Public Affairs 

 

A COMPLIMENT FROM KAPPA DELTA CHI

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KDChi sister and Civil Rights Legend, Dolores Huerta is honored at Smithsonian

 

LATINA LEGEND: DOLORES HUERTA

KDChi Sister and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta is headliner at her own exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

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KDChi sister and Civil Rights Legend, Dolores Huerta to be honored at Smithsonian

One Life: Dolores Huerta

 

July 3, 2015 – May 15, 2016

Museum: Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

Location: 1st Floor, East

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Alumnae Chapters Update [Unpublished]

Alumnae Chapters Update!
From your Alumnae Chapter Development Officer, Angelic Garay
of Alpha Zeta, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
As our year comes close to an end, I just want to take the time to say thank you to all the Alumnae Chapters and their respective members. I know I don't talk enough about what awesome things you ladies are doing throughout the year, so here it comes some major kudos: 
Austin Chapter
Completing all 5 requirements, this strong chapter works with Pi and creating many fun events like Sisterhood Happy Hour and Zumbathon. One of our bests! 
North Florida Chapter
Raising $500 for ACS (selling KDChi Alumnae decals) and working with The Refuge House buying winter cloths & crafts for kids, North Florida really shined in their community!
Reno Chapter 
Great work on supporting Alpha Eta. I know you ladies did fundraisers, guidance, and overall involved with this collegiate chapter!

Portland Chapter
One of our newest chapters did a great deal of work this year! They completed all requirements and really went above and beyond to bring their alumnae together and doing more like creating a prom dress project. Great job.

Laredo Chapter
Your chapter chose to partner up with Families for Autism Support and Awareness for your service initiative with the Light it Up Blue Ceremony. Very nice!
DC Metro Chapter 
This chapter has ongoing alumnae weekends, were they try to set dates to just to meet up when they can. And they completed all 5 requirements. Way to take it to next level.
Sun City Chapter
Another great service initiative is working with Valley Community Food pantry to fight hunger in El Paso. Also in conjunction with the pantry, gathering cloths for lower income families, you ladies are great!
Waco (Heart O Texas) Chapter
Helped with a Latino Cancer Outreach at a church festival, great way to start your new chapter and be involved in the community!
 
Rio Grande Valley Chapter
One of the strongest chapters we have, this chapter really spread its wings on social media along with completing so many many many events like the painting with twist for ACS. Awesome work ladies.
Southern California Chapter 
Way to help the collegiate chapters! Both involved in Alpha Gamma and starting a new colony at CSULA.
Oklahoma City Chapter
Finishing all their requirements, this chapter raised $660 in their Relay for Life endeavor as well as guide transitions for officers in their collegiate chapter. Way to be a mentor!
Arlington Chapter
A supporting chapter for Epsilon, they helped with retreats, formal, and overall mentoring. Awesome ladies!
Southern Nevada Chapter
Another strong leading chapter we have, this chapter brought in another sister to Delta Alpha Chapter, along with continuing involvement in their area, Alpha Zeta chapter, and NAA training.

Dallas Chapter
Finishing up the year strong, this chapter broke their Alumnae Weekend into two events in order for all to participate. Way to complete all 5 requirements and be there for your members!
Reno and Southern Nevada Presidents, Jessica Arellano and Susan Taylor
Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Hearing that you will be leaving your positions saddens me, but we all wish you the best in your future! You ladies were a vital part of maintaining an alumnae culture in your area. 
As we set forth to the next year, don't get discourage if you did not complete all the requirements. Creating an alumnae culture takes time, and the efforts of your work will fruit so long as you keep consistent with it! Very proud of what things you ladies did this year, and know that you gals put a great name out their for Kappa Delta Chi. So take time to pat you and your members on the back! Your chapter ROCKS!

Bonus: Attached are pictures from Austin, Portland, DC Metro, and Southern Nevada. Thank you so much for sending them in!!!

 

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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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Alumnae Chapters Update!

Alumnae Chapters Update!
From your Alumnae Chapter Development Officer, Angelic Garay
of Alpha Zeta, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
As our year comes close to an end, I just want to take the time to say thank you to all the Alumnae Chapters and their respective members. I know I don't talk enough about what awesome things you ladies are doing throughout the year, so here it comes some major kudos: 
Austin Chapter
Completing all 5 requirements, this strong chapter works with Pi and creating many fun events like Sisterhood Happy Hour and Zumbathon. One of our bests! 
North Florida Chapter
Raising $500 for ACS (selling KDChi Alumnae decals) and working with The Refuge House buying winter cloths & crafts for kids, North Florida really shined in their community!
Reno Chapter 
Great work on supporting Alpha Eta. I know you ladies did fundraisers, guidance, and overall involved with this collegiate chapter!

Portland Chapter
One of our newest chapters did a great deal of work this year! They completed all requirements and really went above and beyond to bring their alumnae together and doing more like creating a prom dress project. Great job.

Laredo Chapter
Your chapter chose to partner up with Families for Autism Support and Awareness for your service initiative with the Light it Up Blue Ceremony. Very nice!
DC Metro Chapter 
This chapter has ongoing alumnae weekends, were they try to set dates to just to meet up when they can. And they completed all 5 requirements. Way to take it to next level.
Sun City Chapter
Another great service initiative is working with Valley Community Food pantry to fight hunger in El Paso. Also in conjunction with the pantry, gathering cloths for lower income families, you ladies are great!
Waco (Heart O Texas) Chapter
Helped with a Latino Cancer Outreach at a church festival, great way to start your new chapter and be involved in the community!
 
Rio Grande Valley Chapter
One of the strongest chapters we have, this chapter really spread its wings on social media along with completing so many many many events like the painting with twist for ACS. Awesome work ladies.
Southern California Chapter 
Way to help the collegiate chapters! Both involved in Alpha Gamma and starting a new colony at CSULA.
Oklahoma City Chapter
Finishing all their requirements, this chapter raised $660 in their Relay for Life endeavor as well as guide transitions for officers in their collegiate chapter. Way to be a mentor!
Arlington Chapter
A supporting chapter for Epsilon, they helped with retreats, formal, and overall mentoring. Awesome ladies!
Southern Nevada Chapter
Another strong leading chapter we have, this chapter brought in another sister to Delta Alpha Chapter, along with continuing involvement in their area, Alpha Zeta chapter, and NAA training.

Dallas Chapter
Finishing up the year strong, this chapter broke their Alumnae Weekend into two events in order for all to participate. Way to complete all 5 requirements and be there for your members!
Reno and Southern Nevada Presidents, Jessica Arellano and Susan Taylor
Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Hearing that you will be leaving your positions saddens me, but we all wish you the best in your future! You ladies were a vital part of maintaining an alumnae culture in your area. 
As we set forth to the next year, don't get discourage if you did not complete all the requirements. Creating an alumnae culture takes time, and the efforts of your work will fruit so long as you keep consistent with it! Very proud of what things you ladies did this year, and know that you gals put a great name out their for Kappa Delta Chi. So take time to pat you and your members on the back! Your chapter ROCKS!

 

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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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