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Lambda Pi Chi Hermanas Take Home Three NALFO Awards

Thursday, May 23, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kathy Mendoza
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Kathy Mendoza
Director of Branding and Marketing


May 23, 2013

NEW YORK – Three Hermanas (Sisters) of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. won awards at the National Association of Latino Fraternal Association (NALFO) 15th Anniversary Gala this past Saturday, May 18.  The winners, Saira Thadani, Brittney Morrett and Maria Diaz, were honored.

Saira Thadani received the award of Undergraduate Excellence.  Ms. Thadani was selected in recognition of her academic achievement, leadership excellence, community service and commitment to the Latino Greek Community as an undergraduate member.  Throughout her undergraduate career, Ms. Thadani has endeavored to remain on the Dean’s list, this while serving as Chapter President, working multiple jobs, volunteering for multiple charities, and maintaining a 3.9 GPA.  Ms. Thadani is a 2013 graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Brittney Morrett was awarded the Rising Young Professional award.  This award is given in recognition of aspiring professionals or entrepreneurs who embody the standards of the Latino Greek Community through their professional accomplishments and community involvement.  From a young age, Ms. Morrett ingrained herself deeply in the community as an activist.  Brittney teaches workshops to Latino college students about financial literacy, consults for several campaigns on the local level and serves as Chair for the Alexandria Youth Republicans organization.  Recently, the Huffington Post named her one of the 50 Top Latino Voices on Twitter. She has also been published in: The Guardian, and The Harrisburg.

Maria Diaz was honored by being awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award, awarded to members who have demonstrated their commitment to their organization and the Latino Greek Community.  During her tenure as president, member involvement in Lambda Pi Chi increased 52% and chapter membership numbers have increased 27%.  The organization has seen a revitalization of identity and brand, with the launch of new marketing and branding materials.  As a true leader, not only has Ms. Diaz served successfully as the organization’s president, but she has also participated in, and at times led, several committees for Lambda Pi Chi, including the committees for branding and marketing, national intake, 2012 national convention, and the 2013 anniversary. Maria has also served on the profiles committee and marketing committee for NALFO which also recently underwent a rebranding of its own.

“It’s exceptional to see our members recognized for their leadership at almost every level of the organization. Our undergrads, professional Hermanas and national leaders all personify the ideals we strive to live for" says Jessica Hiltabidel National, National Vice President of Lambda Pi Chi. “We are honored to have these awards bestowed upon our outstanding members."


The first Latina-focused sorority founded at an Ivy League institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was established on April 16, 1988 at Cornell University. Composed of undergraduate, graduate and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. seeks to unify women through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color with an emphasis on the Latina, and offers opportunities for academic and professional advancement to members of historically underrepresented groups. With 22 undergraduate chapters Lambda Pi Chi looks to expand its network to women of similar fortitude to improve its communities. For more information on Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Inc., visit Follow us on Twitter (@lambdapichi) and find us on Facebook (/lambdapichi).

The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) was established in 1998 to promote the advancement of Latino/a fraternities and sororities. Today NALFO networks with 20 member Latino/a fraternities and sororities that are bound by a shared commitment to fraternal unity and the values that Latino/a fraternal life entails. NALFO's purpose is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of Latino/a Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education. For more information, please visit