Barbie Powers Allen Enthusiasm Award
Madeline Huston, Class of 2020
Congratulations to Madeline Huston, Delta’s recipient of the 2020 Barbie Powers Allen Enthusiasm Award!
The Initiated Members voted her the senior whom they felt was the most enthusiastic, spirited, and loyal Delta.
Madeline has been an incredibly involved Delta. She served as New Member Captain, Chaplain (twice), Gifts Chair (twice), Presents Chair, Song Chair, President and Alumnae Relations Chair. In the Fall of 2019, Madeline was voted Delta Girl of the Year.
Outside Delta, Madeline was a Big Buddies mentor, raised money for Relay for Life, served as a summer camp counsellor, and volunteered at Trinity Kids Outreach and Rehabilitation Center and for the Optimist Club of Redlands.
Besides her involvement in Delta and volunteering, Madeline made academics a priority as is evident by her being on the Dean’s List annually. She also found time to participate in intramural volleyball and soccer.
Madeline hails from Redlands, CA, received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and plans to ger her master’s in education at the University of Redlands to prepare her to become a middle school math teacher.
Lois Hentschke Scholton Leadership Award
Charly Walter, Class of 2020
Congratulations to Charly Walter, Delta’s recipient of the 2020 Lois Hentschke Scholton Leadership Award!
Charly’s involvements at Redlands included her devotion to the Lacrosse team - playing all four years and serving as Team Captain her senior year as well as four years on the Israel Lacrosse team and serving on the Lacrosse Leadership Council. She was a member of Hillel for four years and served as both its Fundraising and Hospitality Chair.
Charly was on the Dean’s list each year and was recognized for high academic achievement as a student-athlete on the All-Academic Team all four years. She belonged to Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society) for three years, Order of Omega (National Greek Leadership Honor Society) for two years, served as an Orientation Leader for one year, served as a Maroon and Grey Student Ambassador for two years, belonged to Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) for three years, and worked as a Student Psychology Tutor for two years.
In Delta, Charly held the positions of Song Chair, Treasurer, Philanthropic Chair, Fall Projects Chair, Abroad Chair and Secretary. She also served on the Springs Projects committee.
Charly hails from Bethesda, MD, majored in Psychology and plans to attend the School of Education at the University of Redlands to obtain a teaching credential.
At the 90th Delta Kappa Psi Birthday Luncheon in the year 2000, two named awards were established to honor and remember two remarkable Deltas - Lois Hentschke Scholton ‘41 and Barbara (Barbie) Powers Allen ‘59. Lois is remembered for her leadership in Delta Kappa Psi, for her leadership at the University of Redlands, and for her leadership in the community. Barbie, also an exceptional leader, is remembered for her incredible enthusiasm and service to Delta and the University of Redlands.
Lois Hentschke Scholton, a daughter of one of the founders of Delta, Anita Gordon Hentschke, was instrumental in the formation of the Alumnae Executive Council in 1948 and served as its first president. She was a Delta patroness for many years, served as president of the Alpha Alum Chapter in Redlands and was named Delta Woman of the Year in 1972.
Lois and her sisters endowed the Walter G. Hentschke Hall, which was the science, math and engineering building on campus, in memory of their father.
She was very active with the University of Redlands, serving on the Alumni Board of Directors, several reunion committees, and being a member of Town and Gown. In 1996, she received a University of Redlands Distinguished Service Award.
She volunteered much of her time to the community, serving as president for the United Way board, Breakfast Club of Redlands, Junior Women of the Contemporary Club, the Redlands Woman’s Golf Association and the McKinley Elementary School PTA. She also served on the Redlands Community Hospital corporate board, the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Redlands Christmas Shop, and chaired the Cancer Drive. She was active member of First Baptist Church of Redlands where she taught Sunday school, chaired the long-range planning committee and was on the finance committee. She passed away in 1999.
Each year, a Delta senior who exemplifies Lois’ exceptional leadership qualities is selected by the Alumnae Executive Council to receive the Lois Hentschke Scholton Leadership Award.
Barbie Powers Allen was a song leader at the University of Redlands and Vice President of the sorority during her senior year. For decades, she was the most spirited, loyal, and hard-working Delta for Delta. She served as an outstanding president on the Alumnae Executive Council and was actively involved in the Long Beach Epsilon Alum Chapter of Delta Kappa Psi.
It was Barbie who chaired the fundraising for the Delta Kappa Psi Planetarium project in Hentschke Hall. The original goal of the project was to raise $25,000 to complete the planetarium in the science building. However, more than 600 Delta Kappa Psi alumnae sent in their checks and over $30,000 was raised, with a foundation gift of an additional $25,000.
Barbie headed the University’s Redlands Admissions Assistance Program (RAAP) for many years. She received the Distinguished Service Award in 1989, served on the University of Redlands Alumni Board of Directors, received a 75th Anniversary Medal, was a member of the Faculty Club, Bulldog Bench, Alumni Leadership Group, and received the Delta Woman of the Year Award in 1965. She currently resides in Oregon.
Each year, a Delta senior who has shown the greatest enthusiasm for Delta, has volunteered countless times, and has organized and followed through on numerous Delta projects and activities, is selected by the active circle to receive the Barbie Powers Allen Award for enthusiasm and dedication to Delta.
The recipients receive a monetary award from the Alumnae Executive Council, a framed certificate, and their names are engraved on plaques which hang in the Delta House.
Our sorority has benefited greatly from the fine leadership, dedication and enthusiasm demonstrated by Lois, Barbie, and all of the Delta seniors who have followed in their footsteps.
If you are interested in helping to fund these awards as a tribute to Lois or Barbie, send a check payable to Delta Kappa Psi to our Executive Council Treasurer. Please indicate which award you would like to support.