In 2008, the men of Chapman University´s Delta Tau Delta fraternity organized the first annual Delta Queen. Since then, Delta Queen has raised more than $200,000 for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation and JDRF. The pageant has increased awareness, raised funds, and gained support for the charity. This year, the benefactor of the Delta Queen Pageant will be Charity: Water.
This year, fraternities and sororities will be paired together and nominate a competitor for the show. Each nominee will compete in a talent showcase, a personality walk, and a question and answer segment, while also striving towards their main goal of raising funds and awareness for JDRF for the 2016 show. The winner will receive the coveted title of Miss Delta Queen.
Delta Queen strives to fulfill its mission of strengthening the community by encouraging students, parents, alumni and Orange locals to work in unity towards a philanthropic goal. The men of Delta Tau Delta are proud to continue Delta Queen and hope that it will inspire many to live lives of excellence.
Representing Delta Delta Delta is Lexi DiCicco. Lexi is a senior Business Marketing major with minors in Broadcast Journalism and Law, Justice & Social Control. Lexi enjoys the beach, crafting, dancing, spending time with friends & family, and has a passion for travel. She studied abroad in Australia and also visited Indonesia during her studies. Lexi recently interned for The Ryan Seacrest Foundation at CHOC and has worked on campus as an academic mentor. She has a sister with Down Syndrome, so she has a strong passion for working with various organizations that support kids and adults with special needs. She hopes to go to law school and work in either entertainment or business law. She is honored to represent Tri Delta and is looking forward to assisting Delta Tau Delta in their philanthropic efforts to support Charity: Water.
Taylor Krause represented Delta Delta Delta & Beta Theta Pi. At the time Taylor was a junior Chemistry major from San Diego, CA. Taylor has been a part of Women in Science & Technology, American Chemical Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Student Government Association, and Global Medical Brigades. In her future, Taylor plans to implement sustainability into developing communities through environmentalism. She was excited to be a part of DQ because she is very passionate about raising awareness and fundraising for organizations with valuable initiatives, like JDRF. Her dad was diagnosed with type one diabetes, and with her and 2 younger brothers all very susceptible to developing diabetes she know that it has a more than worthwhile cause. She feels that DQ is also a representation of influential women on campus and an opportunity for them to personally develop organizational and other skills and grants them the potential to make a difference and spread awareness for a worthwhile organization. Did you know? Taylor got a small acid burn from hydrosulfuric acid in O-chem lab and 10 firemen showed up... and now everyone has to wear pants for lab.
Alex Kessinger was crowned Delta Queen on March 12th, 2014. A member of Delta Gamma sorority, Alex is a dance major at Chapman University. She has been dancing her whole life and has had many opportunities to dance professionally in commercials. Before Delta Queen Alex won the national dance title in 2012 as the USA representative for a worldwide competition in Australia.
Kristen Mabry was crowned Miss Delta Queen 2013, a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Epsilon Nu chapter. Kristen, a sophomore Dance and Integrated Educational Studies double major, was born and raised in Southlake, Texas. Kristen has a passion for dance and feels incredibly blessed to be in a program with such talented dancers and dedicated teachers. She plans on auditioning in Los Angeles and New York after graduation to continue her dance career and would also like to one day be a 2nd grade teacher, childrens author and mother. Kristen raised more than $5,000 for Beckstrand and scored highest of all of the contestants in all segments of the show including the talent portion, in which she performed a contemporary dance routine choreographed especially for Delta Queen. In order to raise money, Kristen and her coaches organized a wide variety of events; for example, a concert with Chapmans premiere a cappella group Soundcheck as well as a fundraiser at Chilis Restaurant.