May 19 2019

(New Orleans, LA) -- The Kappa Gamma Pi National catholic College Graduate Honor Society inducted seven Xavier University of Louisiana's class of 2019 graduates this May. These distinguished women graduates were chosen for the purpose of exerting a positive influence upon their communities.

Those honored graduates are:

  • Ashley Adams
  • Ashley Brider
  • Angel Branden Delandro
  • Melissa Dugas
  • Alexandra Griffin
  • Lindsey Hutchins
  • Prinsey Walker

A committee of five deans of Catholic women's colleges set standards for election of members and affiliation of colleges. Election to membership required a record of leadership in extracurricular activities and high academic scholarship. 

Upon Kappa Gamma Pi's founding, there were 29 affiliated colleges and 346 elected members. The delegates adopted the name, Kappa Gamma Pi, representing the first letters of the Greek words meaning "Catholic Women Leaders." They chose Faith and Service as their motto and organized the society on national and local levels.

Since then Kappa Gamma Pi has grown in size and scope. Originally intended for lay women graduates of Catholic colleges, the society extended membership in 1967 to members of religious orders and to those of various faith commitments, and in 1981, to eligible male graduates as well. Kappa Gamma Pi became the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society for all qualified honor graduates of affiliated Catholic colleges and universities.

Today over 57,000 graduates of 143 Catholic institutions Internationally are Kappa Gamma Pi members. Their successful lives and careers exemplify outstanding leadership and service in church, profession and community.