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Kappa Delta Sorority’s Convention Experience Closes with the Announcement of the Top Award Winners

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — Kappa Delta Sorority’s 62nd Biennial National Convention came to a close tonight at the White Rose Banquet with the announcement of the sorority’s top four chapter award recipients:

  • Council Award, Delta Gamma, Western Kentucky University
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisory Board, Alpha Iota, University of California/Los Angeles
  • Joan Hovde Haines Outstanding House Corporation Award, Delta Omega, Mississippi State University
  • Marjorie Rowles Stakes Outstanding Alumnae Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee

More than 900 Kappa Deltas and guests gathered June 28- July 1 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to “Experience Kappa Delta,” including the sorority’s rich traditions and pageantry, national sisterhood and inspiring speakers, such as Justin Jones-Fosu of Campuspeak and Lisa Nichols, founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses Inc. Convention also provided the opportunity to recognize outstanding alumnae, collegiate leaders and chapter accomplishments in academics, community service, operations and other areas. Click hereopens PDF file  to review the full list of award winners.

The most important business of the convention was to elect the women who will lead Kappa Delta in the 2017-2019 biennium. The sorority’s supreme governing body, which includes all National Leadership Team members and delegates from collegiate and alumnae chapters, elected the following National Council: National President Tricia Ruma Spence, National Vice President Susan Stockton, National Vice President-Membership Karen Thomas Fesmire, National Vice President-Collegians Barb Hamilton Stacy, National Vice President-Alumnae Tove Bichel Thomas and National Vice President-Finance Jodi Scheurenbrand. They will serve along with ex officio council members Julie Landgren Johnson, National Panhellenic Conference delegate, and Pamela Nix, Kappa Delta Sorority and Foundation executive director.

Kappa Delta’s 63rd Biennial National Convention will take place June 27-30, 2019, at the Dallas Hyatt Regency in Dallas.

CONTACT: Heidi Roy, Director of Communications
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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.