March 10, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – The National Council is pleased to announce that Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, has invited Kappa Delta to re-establish its Iota Chapter in fall 2016. Kappa Delta will join four other National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus: Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma.
“Kappa Delta is thrilled at the opportunity to re-establish its Iota chapter in Danville, Kentucky,” said Susan Stockton, who as national vice president leads Kappa Delta’s extension efforts. “Kappa Delta established its first chapter in Kentucky at Caldwell College in 1907. Through a series of mergers, Caldwell College became the Kentucky College for Women, which merged into Centre College. We are excited to return to Danville.”
Founded in 1819, Centre College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution with almost 1,400 undergraduates that prepares students for lives of learning, leadership and service. The Centre Commitment guarantees students who meet the college’s academic and social expectations an internship or a research opportunity, study abroad and graduation in four years.
The university’s fraternity and sorority community, representing 55 percent of the campus’ undergraduate population, donated 8,900 hours to community service and raised more than $99,000 for local and national philanthropies last year. Centre College was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges, named the best college in Kentucky by Forbes, and ranked number one in happiest graduates in the nation by the Alumni Factor. This will be Kappa Delta’s ninth active chapter in the state of Kentucky.
For additional information or to assist with the new chapter, contact Kirstin Barry, associate director of extension and consultants at Kappa Delta National Headquarters, at firstname.lastname@example.org new email or 901-746-1897, ext. 3641. Kappa Delta alumnae members interested in joining the chapter advisory board who have not already completed an application should apply.
Heidi Roy – 901-746-1897, ext. 3655
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Hayley Lollar– 901-746-1897, ext. 3668
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Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 230,000 members, 163 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 the Girl Scouts of the USA. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee.