30th Anniversary

New York, NY (6/27/10) — On June 25, 2010 Chi Upsilon Sigma celebrated its 30th anniversary convention in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme, “Aspire To Inspire: Creating a Culture of Service and Leadership” adequately chosen to reflect the culture C.U.S. has established throughout its 30 years in existence. Over a hundred members of Chi Upsilon Sigma from all over the country gathered together in the Hyatt Downtown Miami for educational workshops, motivational speakers, celebrations, and community service.

This year the community service event was in line with the National Service Project for 2010, Homeless Awareness. Sisters partnered with the Miami Coalition for the Homeless and connected to those living on the streets providing water, hygiene products, and giving them more information on resources available to them.

Convention weekend was capped off with the annual awards banquet attended by sisters and their guests. During the awards banquet, the “I Have a Dream Foundation” who is the national philanthropic organization for Chi Upsilon Sigma was awarded a $6000 check, the highest donation to date from the organization. The winners of the national awards were:

• Neophyte Award – Tamar Reyes – Kappa Chapter – Montclair State University
• Sister of the Year Award – Carmin Bermudez – Alpha Alpha Chapter – West Chester University
• Alumnae of the Year – Cynthia E. Guzman – Mu Chapter – La Salle University
• Undergraduate Chapter Community Service – Alpha Alpha Chapter – West Chester University
• Graduate Chapter Community Service Award – Omega Alpha Chapter – Philadelphia Chapter
• Undergraduate Chapter of the Year – Delta Chapter (The College of New Jersey) & Alpha Mu
Chapter (University of South Florida)
• Graduate Chapter of the Year – Omega Alpha Chapter – Philadelphia Chapter

The membership of Chi Upsilon Sigma also welcomed 3 new members to their Grand Chapter Board:
• Roshnee Vasquez of Delta Chapter – President
• Lauren Fifield of Alpha Xi Chapter – Director of Parlimentary Procedures
• Katherine Quiles of Alpha Xi Chapter – Director of Expansion

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About CUS - Alpha Zeta Chapter

Picture In the Spring of 2002 a group of women realized their common want and need for an organization that was something greater than what already existed at Texas Christian University; thus leading to the beginning of a concept that would turn out to have extraordinary outcomes. After many weeks of researching different sororities they came upon Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated and upon this discovery the searching ended. The women wanted an organization that embodied sisterhood, education, and community service. This and much more was exemplified by Chi Upsilon Sigma. The two devoted women, Eugenia Redondo and Lisa Marie Cano, established the Alpha Zeta Colony at TCU on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Alpha Zeta Colony received Chapter recognition on April 11, 2005. The women of Alpha Zeta dedicate their efforts to promote the sorority’s motto, “Wisdom through Education” as well as educate the public on social, political, cultural, and educational issues. As Alpha Zeta continues to grow with women who are not content to accept an ordinary life, who are willing to make a difference and who are not afraid to voice their opinion, the Light of CUS will never grow dim.
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