June 28, 2017
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — With the theme “Experience Kappa Delta,” Kappa Delta Sorority’s 62nd Biennial National Convention opened Wednesday, June 28, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. More than 900 Kappa Deltas and guests will experience the sorority’s rich traditions and pageantry, inspiring speakers and national sisterhood through July 1 when the event will come to a close with the presentation of the top chapter awards.
At the opening session, Kappa Delta awarded individual honors to the outstanding alumnae named biennially to the Order of the Emerald and Order of the Pearl and the collegiate recipients of the annual Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Awards.
Kappa Delta’s Order of the Emerald recognizes alumnae who have displayed extraordinary service to an alumnae chapter, chapter advisory board, house corporation, Panhellenic and/or state or national Kappa Delta. Recipients are nominated by Kappa Delta sisters and/or chapters and selected by a national committee. View the list of Order of Emerald recipientsopens PDF file .
Order of the Pearl is given to alumnae who have made outstanding contributions at the national, state or local level in areas other than service to Kappa Delta. Nominated by her Kappa Delta sisters and selected by a committee, each recipient has exemplified in every way the ideals of the sorority through service to the community. View the list of Order of Pearl recipientsopens PDF file .
The Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award is named for former National President Corre Anding Stegall and presented each year to the top echelon of Kappa Delta student leaders. Awards are based on high academic performance, exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus and in the community. Each of tonight’s collegiate leadership award winners received a $3,000 scholarship from the Kappa Delta Foundation. View the list of Corre Award recipientsopens PDF file .
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Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 250,000 members, 164 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition, an alliance of organizations and companies committed to promoting confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with Girl Scouts of the USA. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org.