Outstanding International Alumna Award
This award was established in 2011 and shall be presented to an alumna member of Delta Zeta living outside the United States and Canada who is actively involved in Delta Zeta, and has attained outstanding achievement in her career and/or community volunteer areas. Since this award is not a chapter award, you may wish to nominate someone who is not a member of your alumnae chapter, but who you know has fulfilled the qualifications for this award. This may be a person who lives in an area where an organized chapter or club does not currently exist. All women living on overseas military bases and overseas US territories, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa are also eligible for this award.
2013: Heather Libby, Northwest Missouri State - Epsilon Rho.
Heather, an active member of the UK Alumnae Panhellenic, moved to England to be a teacher, working with behaviorally-challenged students at underperforming schools. Her teaching has been recognized as outstanding as her school is no longer underperforming.
2012: no award given
2011 - Marjorie Downer Arciniega
The winner of the first ever Outstanding International Alumna Award is Marjorie Downer Arciniega, who initiated into the Gamma Delta chapter at Penn State University in 1959. As a collegian, Marjorie served as the LAMP Editor and Historian. She has also served as Secretary for the Surfing Sisters Alumnae Chapter, which has allowed her to remain connected to Delta Zeta while living abroad. Marjorie previously worked in public relations and as a teacher and is now retired, living outside of Cabo in Mexico. Marjorie has also been an extremely active volunteer with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in both the U.S. and Mexico, and has volunteered in many capacities with her church. She also served as a volunteer on the Miss America hostess committee for nearly 20 years when the pageant was held in its original home of Atlantic City. Congratulations, Marjorie!