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Kappa Delta Foundation Announces 2023 Interns and UIFI Participants

Memphis, Tenn. July 2, 2023: The Kappa Delta Foundation announced the selection of eight Kappa Delta collegians to participate in internships and leadership experiences at Kappa Delta’s 65th Biennial National Convention in National Harbor, Maryland.

In honor of one of Kappa Delta’s most notable alumnae, the foundation provided funds for two collegiate sisters to serve as 2023 summer interns for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Art and Leadership Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The interns are trained to work with at-risk youth, providing them with opportunities for independent thinking, skill building, problem-solving and artistic development.

The O’Keeffe Art and Leadership interns are:

  • Rachel Keeler, Zeta Kappa-Ball State
  • Anna Samson, Eta Mu-Georgia College & State

In addition, the foundation provided funds for four Kappa Delta collegians to intern at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. With direction from acclaimed orthopaedic researchers, interns work on a research project, participate in research data conferences, attend training conferences, and participate in a journal club.

The orthopaedic research interns are:

  • Caroline Barnhill, Eta Upsilon-North Carolina State
  • Chloe Haller, Omega Chi-Cornell
  • Saylor Schreiber, Sigma Epsilon-Texas/Austin
  • Lily Wade, Beta Rho-San Diego State

The foundation also funded the registration and travel cost for two Kappa Delta collegians to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), hosted by the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV). This annual multi-day institute brings together fraternity and sorority members nationwide to create opportunities to explore their leadership skills, personal awareness, and commitment to their organizations.

UIFI participants include:

  • Audrey Bibb, Eta Rho-Wilmington
  • Alex-Ann Velasco, Theta Kappa-Northern Arizona

“By funding internships and opportunities to attend UIFI, it is our hope that participants grow as leaders, gain real-world experience, and leave feeling empowered to make their mark,” said Beth Martin Langford, chair of the Kappa Delta Foundation board of directors. “The foundation is committed to investing in our members as individuals, and to provide opportunities like these to help our sisters become the very best versions of themselves.”

Established in 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority. The foundation is supported by member donations and bequests that fund programs and initiatives such as scholarships, internships, grants and more. Kappa Delta National Headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org/foundation.