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Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. 1732 1st Ave #20267 New York, NY 10128 vpcomm@hermandad-sia.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. Celebrates 28 years of Solidaridad, Inspiración and Amistad through Service New York, NY – September 29, 2018 Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada (SIA) was founded on September 29, 1990 by 13 women at four colleges in New York: State University of New York at Albany, State University of New York Stony Brook University, State University of New York at New Paltz and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since that day 28 years ago, the sisterhood has grown to over 1,500 Hermanas across the country with Hermanas attend SIA 2018 Founders Banquet. at Alhambra Ballroom, July 21, 2018 Photo by Joseph Torres Photography chapters and colonies in over 12 states. Today, Hermanas nationwide will celebrate a sisterhood dedicated to the principals of Solidaridad (Solidarity), Inspiración (Inspiracion) and Amistad (Friendship). Celebrations across the country will not only be an opportunity for Hermanas to celebrate our sisterhood; but to raise money for a myriad of causes including: One Heartland, Breast Cancer, Diabetes and Alzheimer's. SIA is also proud to announce today, the winner of our annual Excelen-SIA Academic Scholarship. The Excelen-SIA Scholarship program, in existence since 2004, was created to provide an opportunity to assist young men and women with expenses for their education.

Founding Mother at SIA 2018 Founders Banquet Photo by Joseph Torres Photography

Applicants for the 2018 scholarship represented some of the most accomplished individuals to have ever applied for the opportunity. It was extremely close, but one winner was selected. This year's Excelen-SIA Academic Scholarship winner is Arianna Sosa of Cape Coral, Florida.

Ms. Sosa graduated from Mariner High School with a 4.0 GPA. Now a student at the University of Tampa; Ms. Sosa has aspirations to attend law school and one day run for congress. "Each year it is more difficult then the last to choose just one winner" said Helen Torres Ramos, National President of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., "Today, students have so many accomplishment even before they reach college. Awarding this scholarship to a young woman like Ms. Sosa who has such high aspirations, is a great way for us to celebrate the goals of our organization." ABOUT HERMANDAD DE SIGMA IOTA ALPHA, INC: Founded in 1990, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (SIA) is a leader among Latino Greek letter organizations through its passion for women empowerment and cultural awareness. SIA is committed to offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional women an opportunity to unite in the interest of serving our communities, cultivating leadership potential, excellence in academics and career development, lifelong achievement, and bonds of sisterhood. For more information on SIA visit www.hermandad-sia.org. VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS: CINDY MEDINA, VPCOMM@HERMANDAD-SIA.ORG # # #

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SIA Celebrates 28 years of Solidarity, Inspiration and Friendship  

Today the Hermandad turns 28 years old and we announce our 2018 scholarship winner.

SIA Celebrates 28 years of Solidarity, Inspiration and Friendship  

Today the Hermandad turns 28 years old and we announce our 2018 scholarship winner.

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