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2023 Awards

Each year, Sigma Kappa alumnae and collegiate chapters and corporations are presented with awards based on the success and reporting of their activities. Collegiate chapters work to earn a Standard of Excellence one star, two star or three star rating, alumnae chapters strive to earn awards centered on programming, recruitment and public relations (to name a few), and corporations strive to reach excellence through the benchmarks set for operations and management. A listing of collegiate, alumnae and foundation award winners can be found below.

Delta Alpha

2023 STAR Award Winners

Delta Alpha , Eastern Michigan University

Alpha Chi, Georgetown College

Alpha Omega, University of Alabama

Alpha Phi, University of Oregon

Beta Eta, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Beta Tau, University of Florida

Beta Zeta, University of Maryland

Delta Chi, University of Central Oklahoma

Delta Nu, Longwood University

Epsilon Epsilon, The University of Georgia

Epsilon Eta, The University of Findlay

Gamma Alpha, University of Northern Colorado

Kappa Alpha, Northwest Missouri State University

Kappa Eta, Texas Christian University

Kappa Psi, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Lambda Kappa, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Lambda Theta, University of Tampa

Theta Iota, State University of New York - Fredonia

Theta Zeta, University of Virginia

Alpha Sigma, Westminster College

Beta Epsilon, Louisiana Tech University

Beta Nu,Bradley University

Beta Omega, University of Nebraska - Omaha

Delta Iota, California State University – Chico

Delta Rho, James Madison University

Epsilon Lambda, California State University – Sacramento

Gamma Beta,Western Michigan University

Gamma Phi, North Carolina State University

Gamma Theta, California State University, Long Beach

Gamma Upsilon, California University of Pennsylvania

Kappa Lambda,University of North Georgia

Kappa Omega, Northeastern University

Kappa Pi, Clemson University

Kappa Tau, University of West Georgia

Kappa Zeta, Elon University

Lambda Alpha, Spring Hill College

Lambda Beta, Coastal Carolina University

Lambda Epsilon, College of Charleston

Tau, Indiana University

Theta Mu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Theta Phi, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Theta Psi, Penn State University

Theta Theta, Albright College

Theta Upsilon, Bowling Green State University

Upsilon, Oregon State University

Zeta, The George Washington University

Zeta Alpha, Indiana University Southeast

Zeta Kappa, Angelo State University

Zeta Mu, University of California - San Diego

Zeta Omicron, University of Arizona

Zeta Upsilon, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

Zeta Zeta, Babson College

Alpha Delta, The University of Tennessee

Alpha Tau, Michigan State University

Beta Sigma, Purdue University

Delta Pi, Lockhaven University

Delta Tau, University of Central Arkansas

Epsilon Beta, University of New Orleans

Epsilon Delta, Susquehanna University

Epsilon Mu, University of Missouri

Gamma Eta, Ball State University

Kappa Beta, Grand Valley State University

Kappa Iota, University of Pennsylvania

Kappa Omicron, Florida International University

Kappa Phi, Florida Atlantic University

Kappa Upsilon, The College of New Jersey

Lambda Zeta, University of South Florida

Theta Alpha, Appalachian State University

Theta Beta, University of LaVerne

Theta Delta, University of Delaware

Theta Epsilon, University of California - Riverside

Theta Omicron, Arizona State University

Theta Pi, State University of New York – Geneseo

35 Under 35

Sigma Kappa's 35 Under 35 list shines a light on young members who are making a difference on their campuses, in their careers and in their communities. The members on this year’s list are entrepreneurs, executives, chapter and community leaders, mentors, creatives and more. In addition to their impressive accomplishments in their field of study or occupation, they also demonstrate Sigma Kappa's values every day. 

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35 under 35

2023 Universal Award Winners

Heather Moore, Lambda Epsilon

Beth Peeples, Lambda Epsilon

Molley Wright, Theta Phi

Meilani Ching, Kappa Omega

Theodora Athanitis, Kappa Iota

Lexi Willbrand, Lamda Epsilon

Alpha Chi Chapter, Georgetown College

Sarah Smith, Lambda Iota, Austin Peay State University

Delta Chi Chapter, University of Central Oklahoma

Angelica Zuber, Alpha Chi, Georgetown College

Maddie Galla, Alpha Delta, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Theta Phi Chapter, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Haley Gallinger, Alpha Delta , University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kappa Omega Chapter, Northeastern University

Theta Phi Chapter, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lambda Epsilon Chapter, College of Charleston

Lambda Kappa Chapter, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Sol Knapstad, Mu Chapter

Theta Phi Chapter, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, The University of Georgia

Nora McGowan, Kappa Omega

Jenna Ferraro, Lambda Beta

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, The University of Georgia

Eliana Safer, Alpha Delta

Theta Phi Chapter, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, The University of Georgia

Alpha Chi, Georgetown College

Alpha Chi Chapter, Georgetown College

Delta Chi Chapter, University of Central Oklahoma

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, The University of Georgia

Alumnae Award Announcements

Phoenix, AZ Alumnae

Chicago West Towns, IL Alumnae

Greater Mid-South, TN Alumnae

Knoxville, TN Alumnae

Omaha/Council Bluffs Alumnae

Wichita Falls, TX Alumnae

Tampa, FL Alumnae

Lauren Sanders

Nashville, TN Alumnae

Courtney Dyer

Rocky Mountain, CO Alumnae

Nashville, TN Alumnae

Pomona Valley, CA Alumnae

Chicago West Towns, IL Alumnae

Houston, TX Alumnae

Nashville, TN Alumnae

Pomona Valley, CA Alumnae

Athens, TN Alumnae

Nashville, TN Alumnae

Pomona Valley, CA Alumnae

Rochester, NY Alumnae

Houston, TX Alumnae

Pomona Valley, CA Alumnae

Foundation Award Winners

Epsilon Epsilon University of Georgia

Upsilon, Oregon State University

Honor Initiate & 2022 Colby Award Winners

Anna Burke

Anna D. Burke, M.D

Honor Initiate, Zeta Omicron, University of Arizona

Dr. Anna D. Burke is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist, the Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia, and the Director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. She also currently directs the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Barrow Neurological Institute.  Barrow Neurological Institute is a world class neurological and neurosurgical institute with a mission to accept challenges, reject norms, and push boundaries. The Barrow Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division is one of the leading clinical and research institutes in the world, championing research in neurodegenerative disorders. 

Dr. Burke has worked extensively with patients and families suffering with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease. Her area of expertise includes the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and the treatment of challenging behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that result from neurological conditions. 

Valerie David

Valerie David

Delta Rho, James Madison University

Valerie David is the playwright/performer of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed solo show The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within. She wrote it to find humor and superhero inner strength while going through her three cancer bouts: Stage III Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Stage II breast cancer, and then Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, which she has conquered and continues to beat. The Pink Hulk has been accepted into over 45 festivals/performance engagements and performed in 23 cities in the U.S. and abroad including England, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland. Valerie turned her adversity into art through The Pink Hulk, which inspires and uplifts audiences; her story is told with heartfelt honesty and lots of humor. The show’s mantra: Never, ever give up hope! Valerie conducts improv/writing workshops for groups both internationally and domestically, including for cancer patients and survivors through The Red Door Community. Valerie is a member of Broadway Hearts, where she is part of the Broadway community performing weekly virtual singalongs at children’s hospitals to bring joy to children in need. For more info, visit

Cosette Gutierrez

Cosette Gutierrez

Theta Lambda, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cosette Gutierrez is the Executive Director of Latino U College Access (LUCA), a non-profit organization that empowers first generation Latino students on their journeys to and through college. She is a dynamic executive, with a successful career developing talent in nonprofit, retail, and financial service. As a first-gen college graduate, she leverages her life experiences to better support the students and families LUCA serves. Cosette graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor’s degree in Management Science, and obtained her MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Cosette’s passion for education stems from her lifelong volunteerism and community leadership. She served on the Board of Directors of Prospanica and Literacy Inc and is a founding member of the Theta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority at MIT. In her spare time, Cosette enjoys photography, volunteering, and traveling the globe with her husband, Al.

Susan McNab

Susan McNab

Beta Sigma, Purdue University

Susan McNab has been a business executive for over 40 years—working at major companies like Starbucks, PEMCO Insurance, KOMO TV, the City of Seattle, and Wizards of the Coast. She’s been a leader in a number of unique business challenges like Starbucks’ acquisition of Seattle’s Best Coffee, the unforgettable launch of Pokémon cards, and the acquisition of Dungeons and Dragons with Wizards of the Coast. Sue is a passionate community volunteer and has held board positions with Humanities Washington as President, Girl Scouts of the USA as a National Volunteer Partner and Seattle Rotary, which she has been involved with in various leadership roles since 1987. She is an initiate of Beta Sigma Chapter.

Linda Cadwell Stancin

Dr. Linda Cadwell Stancin

Mu, University of Washington

Dr. Linda Cadwell Stancin is currently serving as Vice President, Air Vehicle Engineering at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. She previously served as Vice President of Research and Technology in Lockheed Martin’s Chief Technology Organization. She also served as the Chair of Lockheed Martin’s Technology Council, executive sponsor of the LM Fellows Program, Chair of the EO Intellectual Property Board, and represented Engineering and Technology on the EO Diversity and Inclusion Council and the corporate Sustainability Leadership Group. Linda is currently on the Board for the Manufacturing Institute MxD. She advises and was an affiliate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with research in materials science. She has multiple publications and patents. Linda is an initiate of the Mu Chapter at the University of Washington.

Dr. Maria Yang

Dr. Maria Yang

Theta Lambda, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Maria Yang is Associate Dean of Engineering and the Gail E. Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research and teaching interests are in product design and development, with a focus on early stage processes to help designers and engineers create products and systems that better serve society. She is the Academic Faculty Director for MIT D-Lab, which focuses on addressing global poverty through participatory design approaches with local communities, and was recently named the Associate Director of the newly launched Morningside Foundation Academy of Design at MIT. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Faculty Award and the American Society of Engineering Education Merryfield Design Award. She earned her SB from MIT, and her MS and PhD from Stanford

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Dr. Lori S. White

Lambda, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Lori S. White is the 21st President of DePauw University. She is the first woman and the first person of color to serve as DePauw's president. Dr. White has spent 30 years working in higher education. 

Sarah Weddington

Zeta Nu, University of Texas-San Antonio

Sarah Weddington was an attorney, law professor and former member of the Texas House of Representatives best known for representing "Jane Roe" in the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the United States Supreme Court.

Glennon Doyle

Delta Rho, James Madison University

Glennon Doyle is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, blogger and nonprofit founder. She is the author of Untamed, the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior.