The Emerald Newsletter | Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. | Fall 2014 - Page 5

non-profit management.

She serves as a consultant to colleges and universities, advising on Latino student recruitment and retention, De Leon created the Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session, one of NHI's most successful programs. Participants from the LDZ program gain admission to college at a rate of 98 percent, with 90 percent of those participants completing an undergraduate degree and 65% of LDZ participants pursuing graduate and professional studies.

De Leon was initiated as an Honorary Sister by the Pi Chapter

at the University of Texas.

--from kappadeltachi.org

Julian Ignacio Aguilar

"Writer for the Texas Tribune,

Aguilar reports on politics and

border affairs from the Texas-

Mexico border. His focuses

include immigration reform

and enforcement, voter ID,

international trade, border

security, and the drug trade. His

political coverage has included

local, legislative and

congressional races in Texas, as

well as local and national

elections in Mexico. Before

joining the Tribune, he was a

freelance writer for the Fort

Worth Weekly; a government

and crime reporter for the

Laredo Morning Times; and a political writer for the Rio Grande Guardian. A native of El Paso, he has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas and a master's degree in journalism from the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas."

-- from www.texastribune.org/staff

Gloria de Leon

A national expert in youth leadership development, de Leon has devoted the majority of her life to studying the nature of success among the Latino student population. As Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the National Hispanic Institute, she has over 27 years of experience in organizational development and non-profit management. As a chief strategist, she defined NHI as an independent, enterprising organization, working as a curriculum and program design for various populations including at-risk, migrant, and high ability youth. She also serves as a consultant to colleges and universities on Latina/o student recruitment and retention, with a special emphasis on the needs of the Latina student population. As creator of the Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session, Gloria became the principal architect of the high intensity, “game technology” training models used in all NHI programs today. As NHI’s most successful program, participants gain admission to college at a rate of 98%, with 90% completing an undergraduate degree and 65% of LDZers pursuing graduate and professional studies. She was initiated as an Honorary Sister by the Pi Chapter at the University of Texas.

(C) Tiffany Hopwood Photography

(C) Tiffany Hopwood Photography