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
     

    As we enter our 111 th year of sisterhood, it is with great pride, honor, and excitement to be the new Delta Executive Council President. Delta continues to make a positive impact both on and off campus, embracing the challenges it has been presented with during these unprecedented times and moving forward in a positive and uplifting manner.


    I would like to deeply thank Holly (Emmons) Nolan for her service and guidance as President over the last several years. Delta Exec remains one of, if not the strongest Greek Alum Organization and I am more than thrilled to be working with this warm and inviting intelligent, dedicated group of women who serve on our Alumnae Executive Council. There are not enough words to thank each one of them for their  tireless efforts and all they do to keep our sisterhood organized, vibrant and forever strong.


    We are incredibly fortunate to start our year in September (albeit in a virtual manner) with our officer positions filled and already working hard for all of you: Ivy Scott (President), Holly Nolan (Past President) Jody Stratton ( Vice President), Luann Bangsund (Treasurer), Brittany Simon Borbon (Secretary), Heather Thomas (Webmaster), Lori Hatfield (Editor in Chief), Teri Grossman (Historian), Claudia Newton (Delta House), Justine Doyle and Allie Williams (Young Alumnae Liaisons) and would like to welcome Liz Callahan as our newest Advisor.


    Exec Council Positions are two-year terms (Except President) so we are always looking for new faces who are interested In being a part of Exec Council. In light of recent events, we have created a new position on Exec for an individual to focus on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) issues. Please let me know if you are interested and would like to discuss joining Exec.


    Even if time does not permit you to commit to one of the larger leadership roles as laid out above, belonging to an Alumnae Chapter is fun and rewarding and a great way to get and stay involved and connected to Delta sisters of all ages. We currently have chapters in Redlands, Orange County, San Diego, and the Burbank/Pasadena area. The Chapters are always welcoming new members. Our Alumnae Chapters are our core and are responsible for all of the annual events everyone enjoys so much attending. Our Chapters make events such as Homecoming, Birthday Luncheon, Silent Auction/Raffle  (which also raise money for our scholarships), and Mother/Daughter Tea possible. All of this and more can be found @ www.deltakappapsi.org to see if there is a Chapter near you. If not, use that Delta spirit we all have inside of us to help start one in your area.


    We continue the tradition of the Senior Recipe Boxes but are always looking for new and innovative recipes to balance the traditional ones that are selected by the Chapter preparing them. To keep with the times, we continue to strive to have more recipes to appeal to those who are gluten-free, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Vegetarian and Vegan as well as other special dietary needs. If you have any exciting new recipes that fit the bill please email me in word @ ivyscott68@gmail.com.


    Even though we all were not able to physically attend the 110 th Birthday Luncheon, I would like to thank the Delta (San Fernando Valley) Chapter for their tireless efforts in preparing for the event up until the  very last minute as well as the Kappa (Orange County) Chapter for all of their hard work on the silent auction/raffle.


    At this time we are awaiting word from the University in regards to what Fall activities, if any will be allowed. It is my understanding that fall classes will be online, however in regards to any homecoming activities we will keep you posted. At this time we are looking forward with great anticipation to the 111th Birthday Luncheon that will be hosted by our Delta Chapter in May. I hope to see you all there.

    In Delta,

    Ivy (Gross) Scott ’90, Pledge Class Fall '89

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    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.