My name is Kath Peterka and I am honored to lead and represent the beautiful, wonderful, and hard-working women that I proudly call my sisters. As the Spring 2018 President, I am excited to follow in the path of the amazing women who have come before me for over a century.
With a strong desire to stay close to home and family, I found my way to the University of Redlands. As a true California girl at heart, it was easy to choose such a beautiful university that boasted similar weather to my hometown, Newport Beach. At the University of Redlands, I am enjoying my last semester working hard to complete the B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Accounting. With this, I aspire to become a Business/Data Analyst for a technology, business management consulting, or research company. Although the educational knowledge that I’ve gained from my classes has been valuable, the most rewarding part of being at the University of Redlands has undoubtedly been my experience in Delta Kappa Psi.
Transferring in as a sophomore, I decided to rush in order to combat worries about making friends and building a social life. While I didn’t exactly know what I was getting myself into, I knew that being in a sorority meant sharing your life with others on a deeper level, where you'll have sisters there for you, sisters to learn from, and sisters to cry with. On that day though, I had never expected, and could never have imagined, to find a love like Delta Love.
Fast forward two years, and I am excited to take on the privilege of being President in order to give back to the organization that has given me indispensable life skills and lifelong memories. This Spring, I will strive to develop an atmosphere where our sisters are able to develop deeper connections, genuine friendships and an everlasting bond. Additionally, we are going to focus on building leadership skills, increasing communication and transparency, and upholding accountability. In essence, our values and traditions will be reinforced within the sisterhood.
Through Delta, I have seen and truly experienced what it means to be part of something so much bigger than myself. For that, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to do great things to influence and be part of our sorority’s treasured history.
Without Delta, I wouldn’t be half the person I am today. Delta has inspired me to be a strong, positive, and confident leader; to have compassion and empathy for others; to believe in myself and pursue my dreams. With these women by my side, I am encouraged every day to grow and become a better sister and person.