Celebrating Our Sisters’ Accomplishments

On behalf of Alpha Zeta, we would like to congratulate Danita Gallegos and Rachel Ganceres, alumnae of Phi Chapter at Texas A&M University for ten years of sisterhood.  Danita and Rachel were recognized at the C.U.S. National Banquet, receiving the Eternal Flame award, which recognizes sisters who began their journey ten years ago and whose flame has never extinguished.

Danita has served in multiple leadership roles, including Phi Chapter Executive Board, Regional Intake Officer and GCB Director of External Affairs. She has led several expansion efforts in Houston, including Beta Epsilon expansion and founded of Omega Zeta graduate chapter.  Nationally, she has served on step and stroll teams, certification committee and established national philanthropic projects. She is the recipient of the Sands of Time Award 2011.

Rachel serves as Regional Vice President for Region 5 & 6, where she has a led a regional revitalization campaign.  She has served as an officer in Omega Zeta and as an Alumna Advisor.  She is the recipient of Sands of Time Award 2009 and University of Houston Chapter advisor of Excellence Award 2010.

 Sonya Reyna, alumna of Beta Alpha Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin was awarded the Sands of Time (Alumna of The Year) Award.  This award recognizes an alumna for her timeless commitment to the sorority.  Sonya “manages to divide an incredibly busy schedule between numerous jobs, softball leagues, Zumba instruction, graduate school, family and CUS.  As the Great Plains Regional Alumnae Delegate, she has worked wholehearted to increase alumnae involvement.  Despite living six hours away from the closest sister, she willingly drives for hours to support sisters and chapters” said Rachel Ganceres.

Beta Epsilon Chapter at the University of Houston was recognized for outstanding community service.  The chapter completed 13 community service projects last year, accumulating a total of 395 services hours.  Service projects included assisting with immigration forums and back to school health fairs, hosting various drives and activities for kids with cancer, participating in new student presentations and move-ins, hosting a holiday party for the homeless coalition and collecting baby items to assist low income families.

Words cannot express how proud we are of our sisters accomplishments.  Our sisters are hard workers, continuously giving of themselves to improve their communities and our sisterhood.  Congratulations hermanas!  You deserve this recognition!

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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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