Convention Update


Kappa Delta’s 63rd Biennial National Convention was held June 27-30 in Dallas, Texas, at the largest Sheraton Hotel in America! It was a phenomenal event attended by almost 1100 members from throughout the nation, the largest attendance ever at a national KD convention!

Alpha Chi Chapter at Louisiana Tech University was represented by its delegate, chapter President Claudia Kemper, and by five other members of its chapter council; Abby Mandrell was the Collegiate Advisory Board representative.

The convention program featured several days of ritual training and business meetings focused on the adoption of an entirely new set of national bylaws and National Council elections. Dynamic speakers, including the mothers of the Penn State and LSU fraternity men who lost their lives in hazing events, inspired and enlightened attendees, all events building toward the eagerly awaited biennial individual awards and recognitions for collegians and alumnae and their chapters.

The highest honor an undergraduate member of the sorority can receive is the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award that is based on high academic performance and exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus, and in the community. Of the more than 20,000 collegiate members in 168 chapters this past year, 22 collegians received the honor. Claudia Kemper of Shreveport, President of Tech’s chapter, and Madison Brewton of Ruston, Vice President Operations of Tech’s chapter, were recipients.

The Kappa Delta Foundation awarded more than $190,500 in scholarships for the year; Anna Morris, a recent Tech graduate entering medical school, received the Alpha Chi Graduate Scholarship, and Makenzie Compton, a current Tech student and chapter member, received the Mary Atkins Hanna Scholarship.

The Awards Dinner saw all Louisiana chapters recognized for their accomplishments. Tech’s KD chapter received the top award for community visibility, the top award for panhellenic leadership, the academic excellence award, and the top academic program excellence award in recognition of 29 consecutive quarters of leading all Greek chapters at Tech in scholarship.

The sorority awards the highly sought Merit Award to the top 10% of its chapters. From the top 10%, the winner of the sorority’s highest chapter honor, the National Council Award, is determined. Alpha Chi Chapter at Louisiana Tech received the award for the biennium as the sorority’s most outstanding chapter in every area. This marks the fourth time the chapter has received the award, unprecedented in the history of the award dating back to 1963.

For more information on Louisiana Tech’s chapter, please visit their blog and external website, or any of their social media platforms.

Membership recruitment activities at Louisiana Tech take place in early September; for information, please contact the Panhellenic Offices at Louisiana Tech.


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