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References and Legacies

References and Legacies

Guide us toward a potential Kappa

We want to know if there’s an outstanding woman who would make a great Kappa. Tell us about her by using Kappa’s online reference system. Only members of Kappa Kappa Gamma may submit a reference. If you are an undergraduate member, your reference must be for a potential new member at a different school than where you attend.

To submit a reference visit www.kappa.org/references and log in. The online system submits references directly to the Membership Chairman and even includes legacy notification.

We appreciate your help in building the future of Kappa.

Recruitment 

Reference Chairman: Kristin Carmichael
carmichael_kristin@hotmail.com, 6701 Ashbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132

Assistent Reference Chairman: Shannon Sage Berndt
sberndt2003@yahoo.com, 3725 Autumn Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109 

The Reference Committee for the Fort Worth Kappa Kappa Alumnae Association works to ensure that PNMs (Potential New Members) from Fort Worth high schools have a Kappa recommendation for the college/university they are attending. We are transitioning this year to an online reference system, while continuing to support those recommendations with letters of support. See below for details on how the process will work for 2016-2017.

Please contact Kristin Carmichael, Reference Chair (carmichael_kristin@hotmail.com) or Shannon Berndt, Asst. Reference Chair (sberndt2003@yahoo.com) with any additional questions.  

 

I'm planning to write a Recruitment reference. Where do I begin?

Use Kappa's new online reference system - Only members of Kappa Kappa Gamma may submit a reference.  If you are an undergraduate member, your reference must be for a potential new member (PNM) at a different school other than where you attend.  To submit an online reference, visit www.kappa.org/references and log-in.  The online system submits references directly to the Membership Chairman at the college/university that your PNM is attending.   

As the reference writer, you are responsible for:

      --Completing the online reference form.

      --Collecting the contents of your PNM's packet, including her resume, letters of support and photos.

      --Delivering the completed PNM packet to the appropriate Reference Committee school chair by June 1. Include a note confirming your submission of the online reference.

      --Make yourself aware of the Recruitment Rules to ensure compliance among our association during the recruitment period.    

 

What if my PNM is undecided on her college choice? 

If your PNM has not made her college decision before the June 1 deadline, please deliver the packet to Kristin Carmichael, then notify us as soon as a final decision has been made.

 

What if my PNM is going through Deferred Recruitment?

Deferred recruitment is offered at a number of schools, including Baylor, SMU, Tulane, Virginia and Vanderbilt. Since many of these schools hold Open Houses during the fall semester, these references are also due June 1. This gives chapters the opportunity to acquaint themselves with our outstanding young ladies before their official recruitment period begins. 

 

What Advice Should I Give a PNM?

Please remember that recruitment for new members is a process and the ultimate decision is always left up to the active members in the chapter. The best advice that you can give a friend, niece, daughter, or granddaughter is to go through recruitment with an open mind and enjoy the process.

 

How can I support Kappa Recruitment for Fort Worth?

For many years, alumnae have generously and graciously made donations of various amounts to help defray the costs of copying and mailing references. Donations also pay for “Kappa notepads” sent to all in-state chapters and those out-of-state chapters where a legacy is a PNM. These gifts are well-received and have been an effective way to promote our Fort Worth girls. 

If you would like to make a contribution, it will greatly be appreciated.  You may mail your check made payable to KKG to Kristin Carmichael - Recruitment Chair, 6701 Ashbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76132.

 

Thank you for your support of our Fort Worth PNMs!

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