Our Awards

Our Alumnae Association recognizes sisters throughout the year who have made outstanding contributions to the sorority.

Iris Award: This award is presented to one active sister per semester. The Iris Award recipient is nominated, voted on and selected by her own active house to recognize her outstanding commitment and dedication in representing aKDPhi through all of our pillars: sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, service and Asian awareness. Each award is funded from alumnae contributions in the amount of $50 to use toward the recipient’s aKDPhi account as support for her future endeavors within the sorority. The awards are presented at the winter and spring banquets.

  • Fall 2016 recipient: Alexandra Go
  • Spring 2016 recipient: Havi Tran
  • Fall 2015 recipient: Sarah Otsuka
  • Spring 2015 recipient: Van Hoang
  • Fall 2014 recipient: Kathleen Contreras
  • Spring 2014 recipient: Klea Jampasar
  • Fall 2013 recipient: Gina Javier

Diamond Award: This award is presented to one alumna per year. The Diamond Award is a merit- and need-based award with the purpose of not only recognizing a sister for her contributions as an alumna, but also helping her during times of hardship after undergraduate life. An application for the award must be submitted to the Alumnae Board by the given deadline for consideration. The award is funded from alumnae contributions in the amount of $100 or more, and is presented at the spring banquet.

  • 2015-2016 recipient: Gina Javier
  • 2014-2015 recipient: Hoa Tran

Our Network

Our Alumnae Association provides a network for professional and career development. Here are some of the programs and organizations our alumnae are involved in.

♦ Academic

Barry University School of Law:
Briahna Brown, Lily Wong

Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine:
Katie Boylan

Florida Atlantic University Masters Program in Biomedical Sciences:
Monica Tirtarahardja

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Architecture:
Katie Chu

Mercer University College of Pharmacy:
Kyna Gania

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine:
Jennifer Wong

Nova Southeastern University Physicians Assistant Program:
Rebecca Tam

Seton Hall University Masters Program in Speech-Language Pathology:
Joyce Alilio

Syracuse University Doctoral Program in Audiology:
Aimee Alilio

University of Florida College of Dentistry:
Ann Hoang

University of Florida College of Medicine:
Florence Luong

University of Florida College of Nursing:
Tiffany Chiu, Amy Nguyen, Teresa Truong

University of Florida College of Pharmacy:
Nicole Meretsky, Dan-Tam Nguyen, Jessica Truong, Kara Ramos, Jessi Vo, Isabel Won, Tina Wang

University of Florida Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy:
Christina Chan-Pong, Ari Garay

University of Florida Masters Program in Family, Youth and Community Sciences:
Whitney Fung

University of Florida Masters Program in Public Health:
Regine Mojica

University of Florida Masters Program in Speech-Language Pathology:
Jen Vu

University of Florida Masters Program in Health Administration:
Klea J.

University of Miami School of Nursing:
Michelle Jimenez, Cecelia Truong

University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy:
Angie Llanos

University of South Florida Masters Program in Behavioral Science:
Sandy Au Yeung

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine:
Greta Gania

University of York Masters in Forensic Speech Science:
Mary Doromal

♦ Nonprofit

American Red Cross:
Roselle Derequito

Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Whitney Fung

Camp Boggy Creek:
Roselle Derequito

Hands to Love:
Susan Ho

Minds Matter:
Vanessa Kwong

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers:
Irene Ng

♦ Vocational

Vanessa Kwong, Helen Shin, Nancy Nguyen

Roselle Derequito

Bento Cafe:
Samantha Lai

Florida Power & Light / NextEra Energy:
Kevina Lee

Frederator Studios:
Oanh Nguyen

GE Transportation:
Irene Ng

Vanessa Kwong

Sabrina Chan-Pong

Public Financial Management:
Vanessa Kwong

Oanh Nguyen

UF Health:
Klea Jampasar

UF Alumnae Association Newsletters

Our Alumnae Association releases monthly newsletters to keep our alumnae and actives in touch. To view our newsletters, please visit our newsletter archive.