New Mexico State President

Sandy Viga

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Mission Statement

New Mexico Alpha Delta Kappa will continue to recognize outstanding women educators, continue altruistic projects, provide personal and professional growth through workshops and training, and promote world understanding through continued relationships with local, state, and international projects.

  • Continue to increase membership in Alpha Delta Kappa by increasing chapter membership.

  • Encourage all chapters to submit information about their chapter activities, altruistic endeavors, member awards/recognition, and other worthwhile endeavors to the State President and State Website coordinator.

  • Provide leadership training for incoming officers at our Founders’ Day celebration on even numbered years.

  • Continue to provide information to all our members concerning scholarships offered by state, regional and international offices.

  • Promote opportunities for professional growth, personal enrichment and inspiration for those entering into a career in education.

  • Provide all members with resources that will help them embrace World Understanding.

  • Encourage open communication between all chapters and members.

  • Continue to promote the use of email and the State Website to communicate with all State members.

Feb 17, 2020

State President's Newsletter

Click on the PDF button to view Valerie's State Conference Newsletter!

May 31, 2018

NW/SW Regional Conference Newsletter

Sep 12, 2019

State President Renee Seelbach

President's Newsletter

Jan 01, 2020

Project T. E. A. C. H.

Project T.E.A.C.H. — Latest News!

Welcome to the first of Alpha Delta Kappa's ongoing eblasts!  These announcements will be sent every second, third and fourth Fridays of the month.  For our first message, please enjoy the latest news and opportunities for our Project T.E.A.C.H. in Haiti.

You're Invited to the Haiti Imagine Mission Dedication!


Donate school supplies to our Project T.E.A.C.H. School in Haiti!

Jan 01, 2020

NW/SW Regional Conference

Greetings, all,


Here is a flyer with details on booking with Alaska Airlines, if you are interested.  It is a 5% discount on most flights (not all).  You may or may not be able to beat it, but every little bit helps.  Looking forward to being with you all in Anchorage next July!!


Please let me know if you have any questions.  The travel dates for the discount end July 15th, not great.  We have asked for a 2nd code with travel dates shifted to a few days later in July (I know of many leaving the 16th); they couldn't just shift these dates as it was already 'in the system'; it will take another 2 weeks to get a 2nd code.  Hoops.

Sep 01, 2017

Hurricanes/Earthquake Disaster Relief

Dear sisters,


As we pray for and keep our sisters in harm's way in our thoughts, check the International website for Disaster Relief information as well.  



Disaster Relief -

International Headquarters just received word that the home of Ann Roland, Texas Gamma Omicron Chapter, was struck by lightning twice recently.


As always, thank you for being Sisters Who Make a Difference,



Aug 16, 2017

Mollie Acosta

International Vice-President of the Southwest Region

August 13, 2017


Dear sisters of the Southwest,        


I am so honored to have been elected International Vice-president of the Southwest  Region.  I would not be here were it not for the leadership and mentoring of so many sisters along the way.  I wish to particularly thank Ann Marie Brown, Immediate Past SW IVP, and now Chairman of the International Executive Board, for her support and guidance.  Having her as a resource is invaluable!  


I want to offer my support to you as state leaders as well.  I certainly don’t know all of the answers, but I will do my best to find them for you!  Many of you know that technology is an interest of mine; if I can assist you in tackling Google Apps or putting a newsletter together, please ask.  I also served as a state convention chairman twice and enjoy the challenges of putting it all together.  I’m happy to be a sounding board if you need.  Thank you, State Presidents, for providing the information on those flash drives.  It helps me to become more familiar with the states in our region.  Did you know there are actually 9 states, including Queensland and Victoria in Australia?  I’m thrilled that I will be attending most of our state conventions this coming Spring, so that I may give you all a hug in person!


Our International Convention in New Orleans was amazing!  New International President Sue Pelchat’s theme of ENERGY, OPPORTUNITY, IMPACT is a challenge to us all to do our part as individual members to keep Alpha Delta Kappa a vibrant organization which offers many opportunities for our members and has a positive impact on our communities locally and globally.  Speaking of energy, opportunity and impact, I am so grateful to the sisters who have said ‘yes’ when asked to serve at the Regional level.  The list is attached; I am still in search of a Regional Historian and a Distinguished Program Award Chairman.  I’d love it if you could suggest names to me!  Serving our region really IS an opportunity to have an impact!


SAVE THE DATES!  The Joint Northwest Southwest Regional Conference will be July 9th - 11th, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska.  I know this will be an outstanding leadership and personal growth  opportunity, plus seeing and learning about the native beauty of Alaska.  Our planning team is making its first visit to Anchorage in September; more details will follow when we return!  I am immensely grateful to NW IVP Glad Loreen, NW Conference Chair Helen Foster, SW Conference Chair Mary Ann Englehart, Alaska State President Nancy Dreydoppel, and California State President Diana Galvan.  California is the SW co-host of the conference; we are energized and excited for this opportunity!


Below are a number of deadlines; please PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS!  They may all be found on the International website under Member Center/Scholarships and Grants.  I am also attaching a synopsis of the Scholarships and Grants that are due in the next few months taken from information on the state website.  Please SHARE that information - keep reminding your chapters!  Not enough sisters are taking advantage of these opportunities!  These are concrete ways we can impact our sisters, their students, and their communities.


  • August 31st - Chapter Needs Assessment (CNA - available on the International website; may be completed online) due to your State Membership Chairman and SW Region Membership Chairman Betty Jo Evers (  

  • August 31st - Distinguished Program Award application deadline - submit to the Regional DPA Chairman (DPA - available on   the International website; may be completed online)

  • September 1st - Maxine Pettibone Scholarship Application deadline

  • October - Alpha Delta Kappa Month

  • October 15th - 990-N e-postcard filing deadline

  • October 15th - Regional Mini-Scholarship Application deadline

  • November 1 - Excellence in Education Award nomination form due to State Excellence in Education Chairman

  • November 1 - Classroom Grant deadline

  • November 1 - Innovation Grant deadline (for non-members - great recruitment tool!)

  • December 30th - S/P/N President’s Report (H-142) due to IVP-SW Mollie Acosta

  • December 31st - S/P/N Membership Consultant’s Report To Regional Membership Consultant due to RMC-SW Betty Jo Evers. Copies to S/P/N President, S/P/N President-Elect, and Immediate Past S/P/N President


More information will be coming your way soon.  Please let me know how I can help you.  I am here to serve YOU! If you have difficulty viewing the attachments, let me know -n these are Google docs. If you have a Google account, you may go to File/Make a Copy and the document becomes yours to edit (copy information to use elsewhere). If you need it in another form, let me know. This is an opportunity, right?!


With gratitude and appreciation,



Aug 07, 2017

Due August 31!

Distinguished Program Award

A new format for sharing excellent chapter programming ideas has been established through the Distinguished Program Award (DPA), formerly the Annual Program Award.  The DPA is designed to recognize chapters with outstanding programs that promote involvement and attendance of members, plus attract the attention of prospective members through creativity and uniqueness.  I have attached the form which provides information about the DPA and the parameters for submitting an entry.  Entries must be submitted by August 31st to your IVP, SWR, Mollie Acosta, at  Each chapter may submit one program from their 2016-2017 chapter meetings.  The chapter receiving the Distinguished Program Award will be notified by December 1st.​

 Alpha Delta Kappa’s Distinguished Program Award...


 Distinguished Program Award.pdf


This is a great way for chapters to gain recognition for successful programs, and to also raise awareness among all chapters that such an award exists!  I will let you know when I receive an application from a chapter in your state so that you may acknowledge and congratulate the chapter for submitting an application.  I forward the applications to our regional chairman for adjudication; the top 5 selected are forwarded to a different region for final adjudication.  If you have any suggestions, I welcome them. Please let me know if you have any difficulty with the documents.


More to come soon!  Thank you for ALL you do for the Southwest’s sisters.  We are Sisters Who Make a Difference!

Much love,


Mollie Acosta 

International Vice-President, Southwest Region

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