May 9, 2008
08-091

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Children's Advocacy Center Names Room After Kappa Delta

VALDOSTA - The local Gamma Mu chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority has chosen the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Inc. as the beneficiary for its annual Shamrock Flag Football Tournament for the last two years, and the center recently recognized the KD sisters during a room naming ceremony held April 30.

The football tournament, hosted at Valdosta State University each year, is part of the national Shamrock Project, for which Kappa Delta chapters across the country host fundraising events to benefit efforts to prevent child abuse. The local group raised more than $15,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

In appreciation of the philanthropic efforts of this organization, the Children’s Advocacy Center named a room for the Gamma Mu chapter of Kappa Delta. Members of the sorority and center, along with local elected officials, celebrated the official opening of The Kappa Delta Sorority Forensic Observation Room.

“Our appreciation for what Kappa Delta has done for our organization is beyond words,” said Brenda Hodges Johnson, CAC Executive Director. “We are extremely lucky to have such a strong and caring group of young ladies in our community. Our appreciation is endless.”

According to a press release from the center, the Forensic Observation Room is used by the CAC’s Multi-Disciplinary Team to observe the forensic interviews as they are being conducted. The Multi-Disciplinary Team includes the Office of the District Attorney, Valdosta Police Department, and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. Through the recording equipment set up in the Forensic Observation and Forensic Interview Room, the child does not have to relive the interview in court.


For more information about the Gamma Mu chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority or the Shamrock Project, call the VSU Greek Life office at (229) 333-5674.