Quinnipiac University’s Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter Receives Golden Kite Award
by Staff ◊ Sep 17, 2010
Quinnipiac University’s Eta Xi Chapter of the fraternity Kappa Alpha Theta received the Golden Kite Award recently at the fraternity’s Grand Convention in Tucson, Arizona.
The Golden Kite Award is given to chapters that uphold the fraternity’s core values through excellence in academics, leadership, member development, philanthropic activities, and service events. Eta Xi was one of 18 chapters to receive the Golden Kite Award. This was the second time Eta Xi has earned the honor.
“The Golden Kite Award is one of the most prestigious honors a collegiate chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta can receive,” said Amy Zurlo, chapter president. “Receiving this award for the second time is an overwhelming experience. To be recognized throughout the nation as one of the best chapters, while still being such a young chapter, is an honor, privilege, and reward for the hard work each girl of Eta Xi puts in every day. Striving to maintain the values of Kappa Alpha Theta, the social, intellectual, and moral growth of every woman, is a rewarding challenge that we as a chapter work at each day, and it is exciting to be rewarded for doing so.”
Kappa Alpha Theta is an international organization with college and alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The fraternity is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, with headquarters in Indianapolis.
The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, the fraternity’s philanthropic arm, supports its educational programs, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, Theta’s international philanthropy. CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. They research the child’s background details to help the court make a sound decision about the child’s future.
The foundation annually awards more than $500,000 in graduate and undergraduate scholarships to members.