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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alpha Zeta Chapter Takes Home Awards and More

Carson, CA – May 10, 2012

The Alpha Zeta Chapter at California State University, Dominguez Hills continues to show the campus and community the meaning of leadership. At the 2011-2012 Annual United Greek Council Awards Banquet Mayra “Aurora” Garcia, current chapter president, and Iriana “Serenata” Garcia were given honors.

Mayra Garcia was named the Greek Woman of the Year for her work within SIA and the campus Greek community. “It was a great way to end the year”, Mayra said.

Iriana Garcia was recognized as the UGC delegate for SIA. This recognition is given to delegates who demonstrate leadership and commitment throughout the academic year. This was an honor for Iriana, who is one of the newest members of Alpha Zeta. “Being a delegate was an eye-opening experience,” she says, “It helped bring me out of my comfort zone.”

The Alpha Zeta Chapter was also nominated for a position on the UGC executive board. The chapter was elected as the 2012-2013 Vice President of the United Greek Council. “These are truly well-deserved awards. They are only a small reflection of all the hard work of these ladies and the chapter. I couldn’t be any prouder,” says chapter advisor, and CSUDH alumna, Rosa Chairez. ABOUT HERMANDAD DE SIGMA IOTA ALPHA, INC. (SIA): SIA was founded in New York on September 29, 1990 by thirteen Latina women with the purpose of creating an organization that would help their communities, unite women, promote the Latino culture and uphold a set of distinct goals. Our dedication to scholarship, service and professional development within the Latino community has grown beyond New York, with chapters in several states including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas and California. We are also a 501(c)7 tax-exempt organization and we work in conjunction with the Solidaridad, Inspiración, Amistad Community Foundation, Inc.- a 501(c)3 Community Foundation committed to scholarship, service and professional development within Latino communities nationally. For more information go to www.hermandad-sia.org

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Alpha Zeta Chapter Takes Home Awards and More