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Alpha Gamma Delta Alumna Enters Chapter Grand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Contact: Stephannie Sack Bailey
August 24, 2011                                    Executive Director
                                                            sbailey@alphagammadelta.org


ALPHA GAMMA DELTA ALUMNA ENTERS CHAPTER GRAND


Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity Headquarters is saddened to report the sudden passing of Kathryn "Katy" Benoit, a sister from the Delta Theta Chapter at the University of Idaho and a native of Boise, Idaho. Katy was the victim of an apparent homicide at her off-campus apartment Monday evening. The suspect subsequently took his life at a local motel. Katy was a recent graduate of the university and was continuing her studies in pursuit of a graduate degree in Psychology at the University of Idaho.


The proper city, university and Fraternity officials have all been notified and are taking the appropriate steps to aid the investigation. University counselors were present at Tuesday afternoon's chapter meeting. A Fraternity staff member is en-route to Moscow, Idaho, and the International Fraternity is in close contact with campus resources. The university has made grief counseling available to all members of the chapter.


"We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss," International President Jackie Brannon Stutts said. "My sincerest condolences go out to Katy's family and friends during this most difficult time."


Funeral arrangements will be shared as they become available. Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity and Alpha Gams across the country are keeping Katy's family and members of Delta Theta Chapter in their thoughts.


Founded in 1904 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, Alpha Gamma Delta is a leading women's fraternity dedicated to excellence in education and leadership. One of the first fraternities to establish a philanthropy, Alpha Gamma Delta internationally supports diabetes awareness and education. Guided by our values, ideals and traditions, Alpha Gamma Delta is purposefully revolutionizing the membership experience with a leading-edge member education program, a unique partnership with The Leadership Institute-Women with Purpose and an emphasis on alumnae cultivation and training. Collectively, Alpha Gamma Deltas are inspiring one another to Live with Purpose.