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Sorority hosts Custodian Appreciation Day
Contact: Lori Ann Prado, Intern 956/381-2741
Posted: 04/16/2009
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Kappa Delta Chi sorority showed their gratitude for University custodians during the seventh annual Custodian Appreciation Day BBQ at The University of Texas Pan American on April 16.

Pictured from left to right are Karen Monsivais, junior psychology major and Kappa Delta Chi corresponding secretary, handing out barbecue plates to UTPA custodians Edgar Cantu and Erasmo Singleterry. UTPA custodians enjoyed an afternoon especially for them during Custodian Appreciation Day hosted by Kappa Delta Chi sorority on April 16.
"I think a lot of people tend to overlook the little things. They do a lot for this campus; our grounds are very clean and it's nice to have a clean university, and we're letting them know that we see that," said Jo Ann Gutierrez, Kappa Delta Chi service officer and junior premed major.

BBQ plates were served to University custodians from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Martha Jauregui, manager of custodial services, said her favorite part of the event was that the majority of custodians, whether they work the day or evening shifts, were able to unite for the event.

"I'm really amazed that they do this on their own. I started with the department in 2000 and I never heard of a sorority or organization that would go out of their way and make a luncheon for the custodians. I'm really touched every year when they do this," Jauregui said.