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Reflective of our founders’ legacy of innovation and forward-thinking, the following chapters and members were awarded Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation grants to make a significant, positive difference through experiential learning and service programs. Their participation in educational programs outside of the traditional classroom helps set them apart as leaders with enhanced skills and knowledge. And like the Thetas before them, these leading women are following in our founders’ footsteps to enrich the world. We invite you to join us in congratulating them on their incredible accomplishments.


To view program photos submitted by each quarter’s grant recipients, select an album below and then click on an individual photo to browse the gallery. Enjoy!


Quarter 2

Christina Archipolo, Zeta Tau/Delaware – To participate in the Leadership Exchange Impact Hub Crawl in Prague, Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria.
Jordan Brown, Alpha Gamma/Ohio State – To attend the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
Madison Cannon, Zeta Tau/Delaware
 – To attend the 2017 NASPA Multicultural Institute: Advancing Equity and Inclusive Practice Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Penmai Chongtoua, Alpha Epsilon/Brown – To participate in the Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy study abroad program in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia.
Alexandra Colina, Beta Tau/Denison – To attend and present at the 2018 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Sarah Curtis, Zeta Mu/MIT – To develop and facilitate the Western Thinking, Leadership, and Entrepreneurial Thought Project in Shanghai and Beijing, China.
Olivia Davis, Zeta Tau/Delaware – To participate in the University of Delaware Jungle Adventure Volun-Tour program in Quito and Riobamba, Ecuador.
Kaylee Fields, Alpha Gamma/Ohio State – To participate in the Antarctica: Human Impact on a Fragile Ecosystem program in Antarctica.
Ellen Golowski, Delta/Illinois – To participate in a study abroad program at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland.
Alexa Rothenberger, Zeta Tau/Delaware – To participate in a MedLife program in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Laura Stelsel, Gamma/Butler – To participate in the Advancing Women in Leadership program in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Quarter 1

Katherine Buhikire, Delta Iota/Puget Sound – To participate in the British Orthopaedic Association Casting Certificate Course and Examination at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, England.
Emma Costa, Zeta Mu/MIT – To attend the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC.
Lydia Deng, Zeta Xi/~ – To participate in the Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) program in Los Angeles, California.
Sarah Ernst, Theta Kappa/Louisville – To participate in a study abroad program in Santiago, Chile.
Karina Hamamouche, Gamma/Butler – To present her research at The First Conference of the Timing Research Forum in Strasbourg, France.
Lauren Parmley, Alpha Phi/Tulane – To present her research at the Swaziland National Health Research Conference in Mbabane, Swaziland.

2016-17 Theta Foundation Grant Recipients

To view program photos submitted by each quarter’s grant recipients, select an album below and then click on an individual photo to browse the gallery. Enjoy!

Quarter 4

Amy Bolan, Phi deuteron/Stanford – To participate in the Coral Reefs of Palau: Ecology, Environment, Management Seminar through the Stanford University Bing Overseas Summer Program in Palau.
Cheryl Freyou, Delta Kappa/Louisiana State
 – To renew her National Board Certification for Professional Teaching Standards.
Kaylan Gee, Delta Omicron/Alabama – To participate in a public health internship with Project OKURASE in Okurase, Ghana.
Laura Guild, Alpha/DePauw – To participate in The George Institute for Global Health’s Promoting Access to Global Health Development Program in Sydney, Australia.
Nicolette Jew, Iota/Cornell – To participate in Cornell University’s India Global Service Learning Program in Mysore, India.
Kiera Peltz, Alpha Epsilon/Brown – To participate in an internship with the Centre for Bhutan Studies in Thimpu, Bhutan.
Althea Anne Perez, Eta Pi/Case Western Reserve – To present her research at the International Society of Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Conference in Groningen, Netherlands.
Barbara Peterson, Alpha Iota/Washington University-St. Louis (D) – To attend the Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Michelle Sheena, Alpha Phi/Tulane – To participate in the International Arts and Mind Lab Research Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Abby Sticker, Delta Kappa/Louisiana State – To participate in the Safari4u Veterinary Program in Chinsta, South Africa.
Richelle Volk, Beta Chi/Alberta – To participate in the Berlin Initiative Internship through Kiron Open Higher Education for Refugees in Berlin, Germany.
Celia Wright, Alpha Gamma/Ohio State – To participate in a global health internship with the Burma Children Medical Fund in Mae Sot, Thailand.
Nashville Alumnae Chapter – To participate in the ASSERT Self Defense and Empowerment Program through KSA Martial Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

Quarter 3

Madeline Beattie, Pi/Albion – To work as a Pangea Educational Development Summer Volunteer in Wakiso, Uganda.
Hillary Bennetts, Epsilon Omega/Washington & Jefferson – To participate in the Bauman Nutrition Consultant Program in Berkeley, California.
Alicia Cauthen, Beta Mu/Nevada – To attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland.
Kaliana Chamberlin, Beta Xi/UCLA – To participate in an alternative spring break program in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Paige Clark, Beta Omega/Colorado College – To participate in the toLabor Birth Doula Training Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Lisa Combs, Alpha Gamma/Ohio State – To attend and present at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Kathryn Hanson, Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt – To participate in the Vanderbilt University Global Medical Brigades program in Nicaragua.
Mallory Kirzinger, Zeta Upsilon/UT Dallas – To participate in the One Heart Source Educational Mentorship Program in Cape Town, South Africa.
Morgan McKusick, Beta Upsilon/British Columbia – To complete Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Caroline Mulligan, Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt – To participate as a site leader for an alternative spring break program with Volunteer in Jamaica Opportunity Network (VIJON) in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
Maris Paden, Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt – To participate in the Maymester in the Alps study abroad program in Geneva, Chamonix, Murren, and Rome.
Catherine Peterson, Beta Pi/Michigan State – To assist researchers with the development of a pediatric oncology medical registry at Prince of Songkla University in Hat Yai, Thailand.
Emily Roth, Eta Tau/Tampa – To participate in a Habitat for Humanity Women Build program in Delhi, India.

Quarter 2

Abby Cannon, Beta Eta/Pennsylvania – To participate in a Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship in Hingham, Massachusetts and Long Island, New York.
Hayley Carabello, Eta Psi/Tufts
– To participate in a Timmy Global Health program in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Alexandra Colina, Beta Tau/Denison – To attend the 2017 NASPA Mental Health Conference in Austin, Texas.
Madison Ellin, Delta/Illinois – To participate in a University of Illinois Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) service-learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa.
Victoria Lawson, Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt
–  To participate in a Manna Project International program in Quito, Ecuador.
Sienna Mendina, Pi/Albion – To participate in a Love Volunteers program in India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Abigail Parra, Beta Kappa/Drake – To participate in the Volunteer in Sri Lanka Special Needs Project in Sri Lanka.

Quarter 1

Jessica Beard, Epsilon Upsilon/Columbia To participate in the Low Cost Hernia Surgery program in Ho, Ghana.
Laura Brabham, Delta Phi/Clemson To attend the NAFSA 2016 Bi-Regional Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Callan Fleming, Delta Chi/Virginia To participate in the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership program in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Franseen, Delta/Illinois To attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Colorado.
Karina Hamamouche, Gamma/Butler To attend the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Kaci McClure, Delta Kappa/Louisiana State To attend the Faces of Advocacy: 2016 National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Monique McField, Beta Mu/Nevada To participate in the Mental Health Placement program in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Devon Myers, Delta Theta/Florida To attend the United States Conference on AIDS 2016 in Hollywood, Florida.
Christina Petsas, Beta Delta/Arizona – To participate in the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain (Auxiliares) program in Bañas, Galicia, Spain.
Delta Omicron/Alabama To host the She Can: Celebrating Tuscaloosa Women program in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


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