FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephannie Sack Bailey
November 22, 2010 Executive Director
ALPHA GAMMA DELTA INITIATES NEW MEMBERS AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
(INDIANAPOLIS) Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity officially reunited with the Greek community at Syracuse University with the Initiation of the Alpha Chapter colony members on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Alpha Gamma Delta joins 12 other NPC groups on Syracuse University's campus. Syracuse University is home to the founding chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta.
Collegians from Zeta Beta-Lehigh University and Zeta Eta-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute served as members of the initiating team. Jackie Brannon Stutts, International President, served as the Installing Officer.
"It was a momentous experience to bestow the gift of Alpha Gamma Delta to the new initiates of our Alpha Chapter," Jackie said. "They have an immense drive to pave a path for a wonderful chapter, just like the first Alpha Chapter members of Alpha Gamma Delta did so long ago."
Led by Toastmistress Stephannie Sack Bailey, Executive Director of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, the Feast of Roses banquet was an event to remember. Held at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, parents, members and friends of Alpha Gamma Delta joined together for this celebration of sisterhood. In addition to toasts to our Alma Mater, Founders, Initiates and Fraternity, the new initiates gave a multimedia presentation about their colony experience.
The new chapter was presented with Ritual and recruitment materials from the Fraternity. The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation announced it would be giving a $1,000 scholarship to a member of the chapter next fall. In addition, thanks to a donation from alumna Sandy Kinney, Upsilon Chapter-University of Oklahoma, the Foundation will be able to provide a $2,500 Alpha Chapter collegiate scholarship in each of the next four years. The gift is in memory of Sandy's mother, Betty Packard Kinney, a 1939 initiate of Alpha Chapter at Syracuse University.
The new chapter will participate in Formal Recruitment this January with the other NPC groups at Syracuse.
Alpha Gamma Delta was founded in 1904 at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York as a women's fraternity dedicated to scholarship, leadership and community service. Alpha Gamma Delta has installed 184 chapters on campuses throughout the United States and Canada with a total membership exceeding 155,000. One of the first fraternities to establish a philanthropy, Alpha Gamma Delta internationally supports diabetes awareness and education. For more information, please visit www.alphagammadelta.org.