Outstanding Philanthropy!

We are honored to have been recognized as having an Outstanding Philanthropy at UF’s 66th Annual Greek Awards!

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Christina, Kathleen, & Reena

About our philanthropy:

Avon’s Breast Cancer Crusade
http://www.avonfoundation.org/breast-cancer-crusade/
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade was launched in 1992 as a small pioneering program in the U.K. Avon in the U.S. adopted the Crusade the following year. Over the last 18 years, Avon philanthropy has raised and donated more than $700 million to breast cancer programs around the world, supporting cutting-edge research to find a cure for or prevent breast cancer as well as programs that enable all patients to access quality care.
Funding supports awareness and education: screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research. Beneficiaries of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade range from leading cancer research and clinical centers to community-based, non-profit breast health education programs.

Meet the Theta Class

Congratulations to the newest additions to our sisterhood here at the University of Florida Associate Chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc!

New Member Educator: Sarah “Eleganz” Otsuka

#78 Dana “Cascade” Dolores
Big Sister: #56 Christina “Nouveau” Chan-Pong

#79 Alexandra “alLURE” Go
Big Sister: #54 Stephanie “sonRISA” Ou

#80 Jennifer “ArDeUR” Hayden
Big Sister: #58 Kyna “DésiRe” Gania

#81 Amy “PREST!GE” Li
Big Sister: #49 Lien Tracy “E<3mental” Dang

#82 Nikki “Infrared” Nguyen
Big Sister: #51 Regine “Stonecold” Mojica

#83 Jean “HyperBASS” Saltivan
Big Sister: #43 Klea “CanciÓN” Jampasar

#84 Havi “VEXEN” Tran
Big Sister: #61 Teresa “NITRO” Truong

Welcome to the Sisterhood!

SESR 2013 Recap

This year’s Southeast Regional Sisterhood Rally was hosted by the colony chapter of Virginia Tech at Roanoke, Virginia.

It was a weekend full of fun, laughter, and sisterhood.

Julie, Van, Dani, Roselle, Lauren, Gina, Fiona, Stephanie, Monisa, Klea, Jessica, Alice, and Tracy

It was great seeing sisters from all over the Southeast Region and being able to bond with them even if it was just  for a weekend.

“The eleven-hour car ride was surprisingly such a joy! I was able to get to know my sisters even more and had so much fun with them. I loved taking pictures in the gas station!” -Monisa

Monisa & Lauren

“This was my first SESR and I absolutely loved it! The car ride up to Virginia was so much fun; never a dull moment. It was nice meeting sister from our region especially reuniting with my psises from USF. This weekend was a great bonding opportunity for everyone.” -Julie

Julie, Alice, and Fiona re-enacted the scene from “A Walk to Remember” and was in two places at once. Photo courtesy of Tracy.

Fiona, Julie, and Alice; photo courtesy of Tracy.

UF & USF SP13; Julie, Nikki, Tweety, Alice, Nina, Van, Stephanie, and Amanda

This year’s theme was “We Run the Word” and two forums were held, one discussing Risk Management regarding relationship violence and the other a personal health and fitness talk led by VTech charter and alum, Marylynn Morales. She also led a zumba and insanity workout.

Marylynn Morales; photo courtesy of VTech aKDPhi

Gina during Insanity workout.

We ended the day with a seven-course dinner at Pho Vietnam! We were able to share the meal with our chapter buddies, which happened to me our host chapter, VTech!

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It was such a fun weekend. Props to VTech for doing a great job with SESR. We’re looking forward to SESC!

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Southeast aKDPhi; photo courtesy of VTech aKDPhi

Summer Highlights

Summer is now over and a new Fall semester is just beginning. We’ve done so many wonderful things! Here’s a look back at our summer highlights:

This summer we went to our aKDPhi National Convention in Santa Clara, California and we are proud to say that we are now the University of Florida’s ASSOCIATE Chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi!

Top (L-R): Kara, Aimee, Angie, Sarah, Stephanie O., Dani, Klea, Stephanie W., Middle: Nancy, Kathleen, Regine, Fiona, Izzy, Kyna, Bottom: Kevina, Gina, Sabrina, Irene, Christina, Kathlyn

It’s been fun hanging out with sisters from all over the nation.

Top (L-R): Aimee, Stephanie O., Sarah, Oanh L., Eun, Kara, Amanda, Klea, Middle: Kyna, Kevina, Kathlyn, Angie, Fiona, Christina, Dani, Gina, Stephanie W., Kathleen, Bottom: Irene, Nancy, Sabrina, Izzy, Regine

There were sisters that were out of the country either for vacation or for internships.

Julie Somera went to Canada with her family for a small reunion and explored Niagara and Ontario.

Caitlyn Soriano was in China for a research grant.

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Caitlyn with other research students at Jiangnan University — Wuxi, China

Alice Zhang was also in China interning for Haier, and at the same time she was able to see her family there.

“This summer I had a blast interning in China! I was given an opportunity to intern at Haier Group, a Chinese multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company located in Qingdao, Shandong, China. I was the brand/product development intern, and got to work closely with the washer/dryer senior manager. My favorite part of the internship was getting to go on business trips throughout the providence and meeting all of Haier’s clients. The experience definitely helped me get a better understanding of the competitive market for white goods in China.” -Alice

Although not out of the country, Stephanie Wong was in our nation’s capital interning for the DC Superior Court. She interned under a judge in the domestic violence sector of the courthouse. She was also able to observe many other trials ranging from murder to juvenile cases. Stephanie also Conference for Asian Pacific American Leaders (CAPAL) and attended many social forums where they discussed many issues that affect our APIA community.

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“My favorite part about this summer was the experience I gained and all the amazing people I’ve met who have left an impression on me and have inspired me to go after my dreams.” -Stephanie

Irene Ng was in Pennsylvania interning at General Electric.

Oanh Nguyen was in California interning for MNET America, the leading network for Asian Pop entertainment.

Those who were in Gainesville organized a Bone Marrow Drive for one of our sister, Nina; performed in Gatormania, and hosted a Summer Extravaganza.

Lynn, Oanh L., Jessica, Gina, Monissa, Teresa, Kathleen, Julie, Kyna, and Stephanie O.

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Kathleen, Roselle, Angie, Klea, Fiona, and Jessica

Mocktails and a Movie with our Recruitment Chairs, Kathleen & Angie

Our President, Teresa Truong and Internal Vice President, Gina Javier went to Tampa with our alums Tina Wang and Sandy Au Yeung for USF aKDPhi’s BTSR where they surprised us with a paddle.

Tina, Gina, Teresa, and Sandy

This semester, we’ve got a lot of fun events planned out for our recruitment week. You can check out the Facebook event.

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Come make memories with us!

Fall 2013 Recruitment

It’s here! Recruitment Week for Fall 2013 is finally here! We have a lot of fun events planned out. Recruitment Week starts from August 26th to September 5th.

Our theme is: Make Memories For a Lifetime with aKDPhi

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FALL 2013 RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE:

EXPOSURE: INFORMATIONAL
Monday, August 26 [8 PM]
Location: Rinker 106
First General Interest Meeting- Learn all about aKDPhi and enjoy some delicious crepes too!

SNAPSHOT
Wednesday, August 28 [8 PM]
Location: Rinker 106
Get creative with the sisters of aKDPhi at our arts and crafts night!

SATURATION
Thursday, August 29 [8 PM]
Location: The Polos
Enjoy delicious FREE FOOD made especially by us at our potluck!

DEPTH OF FIELD
Friday, August 30 [6:30 PM]
Location: Rinker 106
Have some fun with the sisters of aKDPhi while helping out the community by decorating cookies for the Ronald McDonald House!

APERTURE
Sunday, September 1 [1 PM]
Location: Lake Wauburg
Spend a day full of outdoor activities under the sun at Lake Wauburg. And don’t forget, no day at Lake Wauburg is complete without BBQ!

PANORAMA: INFORMATIONAL
Tuesday, September 3 [8 PM]
Location: Rinker 106
Missed our first general interest meeting? Don’t worry! Here’s a second chance to see what the sisters of aKDPhi are all about! (You also get to enjoy some ice cream afterwards!)

AMBIENCE
Thursday, September 5 [7:30 PM]
Location: Contact a sister for details (:
One of the most exciting nights! Find out what sisterhood really is with some sweet treats, warm chocolate fondue, and speed dating where you get to know each sister on a more personal level!

All Events are free and there is no obligation to join!
If you have any questions or need a ride, please contact one of our friendly recruitment chairs, Angie & Kathleen!

We hope to see you at the events!

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IMPORTANT: All rushees must attend 1 GIM and are encouraged to also attend 2 events qualify for an Interview.