April 19, 2014  

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Southern Miss Sorority Recognized for Philanthropy

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The Southern Miss chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority raised $68,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2013.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Delta Delta Delta sorority raised $68,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2013.

A Southern Miss flag hangs in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., with each member's signature written on it to represent Tri-Delta raising the most money for the medium size division of the sorority nationally. The flag is one of only three collegiate flags at St. Jude representing the top fundraising chapter of each college division.

“Having the USM flag at St. Jude represents the hard work and dedication to Tri Delta's philantrophy and also to our university,” said Heather Chopin of Petal, Miss., a communications studies major and member of the sorority. “Every patient, parent, doctor and visitor get to see the flag that not only represents Tri Delta but also The University of Southern Mississippi.”

In 2010, Tri-Delta set a goal to raise $15 million in five years, but completed the goal a year and a half ahead of schedule. This year Southern Miss Tri-Delta chapter hopes to raise $72,000 so that the Southern Miss flag can continue to hang on the Tri-Delta Patient Care floor.