Alumnae

  • "The mission of the Delta Kappa Psi Alumnae is the lifetime development of women through the support of Delta Kappa Psi's leadership, scholarship, service, educational programs, and the preservation of the heritage of Delta Kappa Psi."

     

    Executive Council President's Message
     
    I am honored to be the new Delta Executive Council President as we head into our 109th year of sisterhood and want to thank Kailey Hatfield-Odero for her service as President the past two years. Delta continues to be strong on and off campus and Delta Exec is one of, if not the, strongest Greek Alum Organization. I look forward to working with the dedicated group of women serving on our Alumnae Executive Council and thank them for all they do to keep our sisterhood organized and strong.

    We will start our year in September with a full slate of officers: Holly Nolan (President), Kailey Hatfield-Odero (Past President), Jody Stratton (Vice President), Luann Bangsund (Treasurer), Brittany Simon (Secretary), Heather Thomas (Webmaster), Elizabeth Peale Hind and Anne Castagnaro (Doings Co-Editors), Justine Doyle and Allie Williams (Young Alumnae Liaisons), Lori Hatfield (Delta House), Kelly Feeney (Ways & Means) and Teri Grossman (Historian). Our Alumnae Advisors are a part of Exec Council as well and are truly second to none. These ladies work with the Initiated Members day-in and day-out, putting in countless hours advising and mentoring future Delta alumnae. Exec Council positions are two-year terms (except President and Alumnae Advisor) so we are always looking for new faces who are interested in joining us. Please contact me at hojono@cox.net if you would like to discuss becoming a part of Executive Council.

    Even if you are unable to commit to one of the larger leadership roles above, belonging to an Alumnae Chapter is fun and a great way to get involved and stay connected to Delta sisters of all ages. We currently have Chapters in Redlands, Orange County, San Diego, the Burbank/Pasadena area and even in the Denver, CO area. The Chapters are always welcoming new members. They are the backbone of our Alumnae organization and are responsible for all the annual events Delta sponsors. Without the Chapters, there would be no Homecoming Fiesta, no Birthday Luncheon, Silent Auction, or Raffle (which raise money for scholarships for Deltas), no Mother-Daughter Tea and Recipe Boxes for seniors, etc. Go to www.deltakappapsi.org to see if there is a Chapter near you and if not, consider stepping up to help start one!

    We are also looking for new recipes to go along with the traditional recipes and those carefully selected by the Chapter preparing the Recipe Boxes. Specifically, we want to include recipes representing gluten-free, paleo, Weight Watchers and other alternative eating plans. If you have a favorite recipe in these categories to share, please e-mail it in Word to me by December 1, 2018 so it can be considered as an addition to this year’s boxes…no guarantees.

    I would like to thank the Omega Chapter (San Diego) for the wonderful 108th Birthday Luncheon at The Crossings in Carlsbad in May and the Alpha Chapter for their hard work in pulling together a profitable silent auction and raffle.

    I hope to see you at the annual ¡Cuca’s and A Cold One! Fiesta at Homecoming in October, sponsored by the Kappa Chapter. And, we know the Alpha Chapter will host a memorable 109th Birthday Luncheon on campus in May. Rumor has it the University’s first female mascot, Addie, will make a guest appearance! Please plan now to attend both events!!

    Holly Emmons Nolan ’85

    Executive Council President 2018

     

     

    Pictured above with her daughter Mary Nolan ‘19

     

     

  • Corwin's Council Cake

     

    This delicious coffee cake is traditionally served at Delta Alumnae Executive Council meetings.  Jane Towar Corwin '49 faithfullly brought this cake to each meeting for so many years that our then Executive Council President, Barbie Powers Allen '59, christened it "Corwin's Council Cake".  When Jane was no longer able, Cathy Moreland Schilling '76 picked up the tradition in Jane's honor and Cathy now faithfully brings Corwin's Council Cake to most meetings.

     

    For the cake's batter, mix together for 7 minutes:

         1 package Duncan Hines Yellow or Buttery Flavored cake mix

         1 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix

         4 eggs (5 if they are small)

         1/2 cup oil

         1 cup Sauterne or dry white wine, orange juice, or water

     

    For the filling, combine:

         1/2 cup sugar

         2 tsp. cinnamon

         3 tsp. cocoa

         1 cup chopped pecans

     

    Pour half the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan (or angel food cake pan, chiffon cake pan, or loaf pan).  Sprinkle half the filling over the batter and stir slightly with a knife.  Pour in the rest of the batter.  Sprinkle the remaining filling over the batter and swirl with a knife.  Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack.  When completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.