The Alpha Theta chapter of Delta Zeta hosted its 18th annual Mr. UK pageant at Memorial Hall on the University of Kentucky campus. All proceeds from the event were donated to our national philanthropy the Starkey Hearing Foundation and our local philanthropy Lexington Hearing and Speech. The competition consisted of 19 young men who are associated with several different organizations and chapters throughout campus. These organizations include Greek Organizations, UK Cheerleading, ROTC, and more. Each contestant was competing for the chance to be the next Mr. UK as well as a $300 scholarship provided by the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Kentucky. Each contestant had coaches to help them along the way, consisting of a coach from Delta Zeta as well as a coach from a different sorority on campus to promote Mr. UK and to participate in fundraising. This year at Mr. UK, the Alpha Theta chapter raised $30,581.00 to be donated to our philanthropies, Lexington Hearing and Speech and Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Alpha Theta, University of Kentucky
About Alpha Theta Chapter
Alpha Theta was founded on May 26, 1923 at University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. We've been around 94 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 13. We currently have a total of 248 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.4! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 7558 service hours and $54688.36!
DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. All of the money raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids and families of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and well into the future. DanceBlue also helps to provide funds to support research at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
Through 12 years of DanceBlue, more than $11 million has been raised to support this cause and this year's efforts alone raised over $1.8 million. This year, the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Zeta raised $31,538.36 and had 38 members participate in the marathon. Also this year, Madison Conroy, a senior Delta Zeta, served as the Overall Chair for DanceBlue accompanied by 5 other senior members of the chapter who served in various other positions on the committee.