Awards & Nominations
Each year the Dallas Alumnae Chapter recognizes alumnae who have made notable contributions to the Fraternity, the Dallas Alumnae Chapter, or the Dallas community. Individuals chosen to receive awards are honored at our annual Founders’ Day Celebration. All dues-paying members are invited and encouraged to participate in the nomination process. More details regarding eligibility and criteria for each award are provided on the nomination form.
Nomination forms are available in the Deltas Only section of the website. Please login here.
PEARL SPIRIT AWARD
This award recognizes and fosters a young alumna who has already proven that her dedication and devotion to Tri Delta will only continue to grow.
ERIN MCCARTHY HIGGINS
PANSY SPIRIT AWARD
This award recognizes a member for extraordinary loyalty and service to Tri Delta and the Dallas
BRENDA BAILEY LATMAN
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Dallas community by a Tri Delta alumna.
KATHERINE PEROT REEVES
PINE TREE COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
The Dallas Alumnae Chapter began presenting its first award, initially named The Outstanding Alumna Award, in 1980, and presented the award during each Tri Delta Convention year. Soon after, it became an annual program. In 2004 we broadened our recognition by adding two new categories, our Pearl Spirit and Pine Tree Community Spirit Awards. To make it a more cohesive effort, we changed the name for our original award at that time—the Outstanding Alumna Award became the Pansy Spirit Award.
Numerous Dallas Tri Deltas have been recognized since the program’s inception, having served our Alumnae Chapter and Fraternity in numerous ways (Alumnae Chapter Officer, Collegiate Chapter Adviser, House Corporation Board member, Tri Delta Antiques Show leadership, Cookies & Castles Chair, Dallas Reference Board member, Fraternity Leadership, Tri Delta Foundation Trustee) and representing 11 different collegiate chapters: Baylor, Clemson, University of Oklahoma, Ole Miss, SMU, Southwestern, University of Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.
As a permanent way to acknowledge these women, a plaque listing all recipients is regularly displayed at the SMU Tri Delta House.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
Pearl Spirit Award: Erin McCarthy Higgins
Pansy Spirit Award: Brenda Bailey Latman
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Katherine Perot Reeves
Cookies & Castles Exceptional Volunteer Award: Shawn Dunn Blagowsky
Pearl Spirit Award: Kate Elpers Iwanski
Pansy Spirit Award: Melissa Webster McMillian
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Jill Bunker Magnuson
Pearl Spirit Award: Lexie Sereni Leonie
Pansy Spirit Award: Nancy Seay Anderson
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Tracey Donoho Kozmetsky
Pearl Spirit Award: Casey Wetz Thompson
Pansy Spirit Award: Pam Guffey Balser
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Anne Bartlett Motsenbocker
Pearl Spirit Award: Elizabeth Ivy Hudson
Pansy Spirit Award: Terri Nieman Kennedy
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Kathy Henneberger Tims
Pearl Spirit Award: Ashley London Smith
Pansy Spirit Award: Sandra K. Standefer
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Barbara Lomax Hitzelberger
The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Tri Delta was proud to receive the 2022 Eleanor Dorcas Pond Award at Convention in summer 2022.