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KDChi Natl President Mary Gonzalez

Sisters and friends,

Get to know KDChi's National President, Mary Gonzalez of KDChi's Pi Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin.
Not only is she a TX State Representative, but did you know she knows how to milk a cow, loves to dance bachata and can't live without her big hoop earrings?! Her job as National President is to make sure all VP's have the support they need, she's the go between for the National Officers and the BOD and the Foundation, and she leads all of our national conference calls and assists VP's with all aspects of KDChi!
Not bad for someone who works, teaches and is finishing up her PhD.
Way to go Mary, we love you and are thankful for your dedication to the sisterhood!

Official National Conference Hastag

Hi sisters, don't forget the official Hashtag for KDChi Conference is:
#KDChi2014
We can't wait to read about your experiences at conference & what you have to share!

 

 

Emerald Newsletter for Spring 2014!

Check out The Emerald Newsletter for Spring 2014!

Sisters spill on their running journey and offer advice for those interested in getting started. Also in this issue, read what other sisters are doing to fulfill our mission and highlights on sisters around the country.

KDChi Supports Community service emphasis in "Cesar Chavez" Movie

KDCHI SUPPORTS COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPHASIS AND DEPICTION OF DOLORES HUERTA  

IN "CESAR CHAVEZ" MOVIE       

 
For Immediate Release:

 

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to support the depiction of our sister's, Dolores Huerta, instrumental role to the founding of the United Farm Workers Association in the upcoming film "Cesar Chavez".

The film was directed by actor Diego Luna (star of "Y Tu Mama Tambien") and co-stars Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez and America Ferrera as Helen Chavez and is set for release in theaters across the nation on March 28, 2014.

 


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KDChi's Alpha Chi Chapter at Univ of Utah Recognized for Leadership on campus [Unpublished]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

Brenda Iris Mejia Martinez, 22 joins KDChi's Omega Chapter

KDChi family, it is with a heavy heart that we share and remember the beautiful life of one of our sisters, Brenda Mejia who's been called to watch over us.  Brenda Iris Mejia Martinez, 22, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Her rosary was held Wed January 1 at the Harrell Funeral Home. Her life was celebrated at a service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She rests at Dublin Live Oak Cemetery.

To her cousins and Kdchi Nu Chapter sisters: Silvia Ortega, Eva Ortega Velazquez and Klarissa Perez, our condolences go out to all of you, her friends and loved ones in this challenging time. We love you Brenda.

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KDCHI LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL WEBSITE

KDCHI LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL WEBSITE  

You're invited to visit KappaDeltaChi.org    

 

   

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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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Alma Awards Offers KDChi sisters a chance to see their live show in Pasadena, CA

KDCHI CONTEST AWARDS FIVE SISTERS TICKETS TO NCLR'S ALMA AWARDS LIVE SHOW! 

For Immediate Release 9.24.13: Lubbock, TX

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce the joint partnership with the 2013 ALMA Awards team to focus on a focus on community service and philanthropy. 

This year KDChi was excited to hear from the Alma Awards team who reached out to our national organization offering five tickets to share with our community service driven sisters across the nation. The 2013 ALMA Awards is by invitation-only and will honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to service, social causes, and philanthropy. The Alma honorees truly encapsulate what it means to use their star power for good and to give back to their communities. As part of the ALMA awareness campaign, they decided to partner with organizations throughout the country to spread the word about the show and the mission.

The KDChi Public Affairs team decided to hold a contest to share the tickets with the first five KDChi sisters to respond with their favorite KDChi memory and together the two organizations will celebrate the larger focus on celebrities and their philanthropic efforts. In addition to honoring celebraties who give back, KDCHi has also been featured on the official ALMA Awards blog as an example of a community service organization giving back to their community.

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Introducing our Newest sisters across the nation

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Leading with Integrity, United through Service.

Contact: Sherry Flores, Communications Officer
[email protected]
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SPREADING THE LOVE AND SISTERHOOD 

Kappa Delta Chi Expands to Three Additional Universities  

For Immediate Release:

LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi is proud to announce the addition of three chapters to the sisterhood.



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Happy 4th KDChi Sister Soldiers, we appreciate you!

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 everyday! Thank you, we appreciate you.  



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KDChi's 22nd Natl Conference a Success!

KAPPA DELTA CHI'S 22nd ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE A SUCCESS

National Conference draws sisters from across the nation to learn from one another and to celebrate sisterhood  

For Immediate Release:

LUBBOCK, TX - Kappa Delta Chi's National Leadership Conference Committee is deserving of a restful break after successfully producing the 22nd annual KDChi National Leadership Conference.   

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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  

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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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Austin American Statesman features KDChi Natl President & TX State Rep. Mary Gonzalez 1st term getting things done

Youngest freshman legislators’ first session takes surprising turns

Austin American Statesman By Jonathan Tilove  

They were the freshest of the freshmen — the two youngest members of the largest freshman class of the Texas House in 40 years. And even before they took office, Mary González, an El Paso Democrat who will turn 30 in October, and Jonathan Stickland, a tea party Republican from the Fort Worth suburbs who will be 30 in September, each had made a defining declaration.

Stickland announced his ambition to compile the most conservative voting record of any member of the Texas House. “It’s time to do battle,” he said.

And González, uncomfortable with the imprecision of being described as the first openly gay woman to be elected to the Texas Legislature, announced to the Dallas Voice that she was actually “pansexual.” She explained that gender isn’t binary but a spectrum, and she has said that while her partner may be a lesbian, “I’m not.” “Authenticity is important to me,” she said in a recent interview.

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KDChi Natl President Receives YWCA Leader of Promise Award

KDChi Natl President Receives YWCA Leader of Promise Award

The YWCA of Austin is proud to announce the women of the Year award in various categories including the Leader of Promise Award to Kappa Delta Chi National President and Texas State Representative, Rep. Mary Gonzalez.

Here's the write up provided on their website:

State Representative Mary Edna Gonzalez, Leader of Promise Award: Gonzalez’s passion is trying to interpret and challenge oppression for multiple groups including immigrants, Latinos, women and members of the LGBTQ community. As the oldest of 11 children, Gonzalez admits that it has been a struggle to reach her goals at such a young age. At 29, she is the youngest elected official in the State of Texas and first woman to ever represent the 75th district. Representative Gonzalez works to create an awareness of the plights of individuals with underrepresented populations through mentorship. “Being a mentor is something that everyone should do. I’m where I am because of my mentors. I’m very fortunate that I’ve had so many people adopt me. My mentors have shaped, supported, and guided me in such a positive way that I wouldn’t be where I am without them; if anything is going to change our society it’s going to be that type of mentorship,” Gonzalez said. 

The YWCA of Austin is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization with over 25 million members in 122 countries. Honoring the achievements of women is critical to the mission of the YWCA and for nearly 30 years the YWCA Greater Austin has paid tribute to the women that inspire the Austin community at our annual Women of the Year Awards Soiree.

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KDChi Alumna Lisa Ramirez nominated thrice for Internatl Book Award

Alpha Alumna and Author Lisa Ramirez nominated for three International Latino Book Awards


The International Latino Book Festival is proud to announce its nominees for the Awards this year and it includes multiple nominations for one of our very own phenomenal alumnae sisters, Dr. Lisa Ramirez of the Alpha Chapter at Texas Tech University who shares her autobiographical account of extreme resiliency during her early childhood experiences facing brutal instances of neglect and abuse at the hands of those that should have offered love, comfort and protection. She recounts her own failed attempts at pursuing a basic education, while lacking the bare necessities of a home, food, and positive relationships—all requisites for survival and thriving in an educational setting.

We're so proud of her accomplishments and all that she has and continues to do for the community. We wish her the very best at the awards in the following categories:

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KDChi's Natl Newsletter The Emerald: Spring 2013

KDChi's Natl Newsletter The Emerald: Spring 2013

Hope you enjoy the Spring Edition of the KDChi National Newsletter, the Emerald. 

This edition features one of our Alums Sweet Success in the cookie business, Sisters in Service in Oklahoma after a terrible tornado rips through the state, one sisters story from behind the walls of an Immigrant Detention Center, the latest expansion news and so much more.

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Newly Elected KDChi Natl Officers!

Congratulations to the newly elected 2013-2014 Kappa Delta Chi Sorority National Board! Thank you, sisters, for the time and energy you volunteer to sustain and grow our sisterhood nationwide! We appreciate you and all that you do.

National Administrative Council

Mary Gonzalez: National President

Paula Martinez: VP of Standards

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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! ❤