Executive Council Candidate Information

Information on the TBSAA members running for the Executive Council is now available online at http://www.tbsalumni.org/executive-council-candidates/

Calling all Alumni for National Convention 2017 – Orlando!

National Convention is returning to sunny Orlando for the third time this summer!  It’s the perfect opportunity to blend that family vacation with a chance to participate in a national convention again.  Plus, the convention rate at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace of $132 per night is a great deal!  For more information on the convention, the hotel, and to register, visit http://natcon.kkytbsonline.com.  The registration deadline is June 15, 2017.  The TBSAA will also be celebrating our tenth anniversary in Orlando and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate and look forward to the next ten years, including Wava’s 100th birthday in 2020 and TBS’s diamond jubilee 75th birthday in 2021.


Orlando, “The City Beautiful”, is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Chief among its claims to fame is Walt Disney World®, comprised of parks like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as water parks. Another major destination, Universal Orlando®, offers Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both. The 2017 Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Convention will be held at the Buena Vista Palace, an official Walt Disney World® hotel located within the Disney Springs Resort Area.

Why You Should Stay at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace:

· Be close to the action! Don’t spend your time in Orlando traffic.
· Adjacent to Disney Springs entertainment, shopping and dining.
· Hotel rate is below average for Orlando and includes the resort fee. (Many hotels charge extra resort fees)
· In-room Wi-Fi at no extra charge
· Disney Bus transportation
· Access to hotel pool and Float Lagoon
· Beverage vouchers
· Free (2oz) Sun Care Product
· Reduced parking fees
· Discounted prices in hotel restaurants

Call for TBSAA Executive Council Nominees – 2017

Now is the time for TBSAA members to submit their name for election as a member of the Executive Council during the four-year term 2017-2021.  Members of the Executive Council should:

  • Be a member of the TBSAA in good standing
  • Be at least 25 years of age.
  • Hold a four-year college degree.
  • Possess outstanding business ability and be able to represent the TBSAA under all ordinary conditions.
  • Be able to serve a four-year term once elected (through National Convention 2021).

Members of the TBSAA Executive Council represent the alumni of the Sorority in all matters and serve as the ‘national council for alumni’.  The E.C. meets monthly via conference call, each member chairs TBSAA committee, attends in person meetings twice annually, represents the TBSAA at various district conventions, works with and provide guidance to local alumni associations, and other duties throughout the year.  Members of the EC serve without compensation, and are reimbursed for expenses according to the Association budget guidelines.  Members intending to run for the Executive Council this year should be available and plan to attend the National Conventions in 2017, 2019, and 2021.


The TBSAA is accepting E.C. nomination packets from alongside the National Council, which is accepting packets from those intending to run/apply for the National Council, Board of Trustees, District Counselor and/or Chapter Visitation Assistants.  Nomination packet information is due by MAY 1st, 2017.

Information is submitted online to: http://natcon.kkytbsonline.com/tbsleadership2017/

TBSAA Executive Council packets should include:

– Letter of Intent. Limit: 1 Page
– Résumé/Vita, inclusive of both Sorority and professional experiences. Limit: One 2-Page document or two 1-Page documents that separate the two categories.
– Three letters of recommendation.
– One photograph, suitable for publication.

The EC election will be held in mid-July, ending during the National Convention in Orlando.  Questions can be addressed to E.C. Chairperson Justin Brady at jbrady@tbsigma.org.

Nominations for the Sue Robash Carr Distinguished Alumni Award Due May 1

The TBSAA Executive Council is accepting nominations for the 2017 Sue Robash Carr Distinguished Alumni Award.

Call for Candidates – Tau Beta Sigma National Leadership

The TBSAA Executive Council and the TBS National Council are soliciting interested alumni members to submit their name and qualifications to serve as a National Leader during the 2017-2019 Biennium.

Individuals interested in running or to be considered for the National Council, Board of Trustees, TBSAA Executive Council, District Counselor or Chapter Visitation Assistants, should be prepared to turn in the following by MAY 1st, 2017:

– Letter of Intent. Limit: 1 Page
– Résumé/Vita, inclusive of both Sorority and professional experiences. Limit: One 2-Page document or two 1-Page documents that separate the two categories.
– Three letters of recommendation.
– One photograph, suitable for publication.


Questions may be addressed to National President: Dr. Kathryn Kelly (kathrynkellymd@tbsigma.org) or TBSAA Executive Council Chair Justin Brady (jbrady@tbsigma.org).

TBSAA Now Accepting Application for Grant Program 2017

National Convention 2017 Website & Registration Lauched

The National Headquarters office has launched the 2017 National Convention website!  Visit http://natcon.kkytbsonline.com to learn more about this summer’s epic event in Orlando, Florida, based at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace hotel!  Bring your family for a fantastic summer vacation with your Sisters & Brothers!

TBSAA Welcomes Back the Delta Alpha AA

The TBSAA is proud and happy to announce the renewal of the Delta Alpha Alumni Association for the 2016-17 membership year.  The DAAA is affiliated with Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, and is primarily made of alumni of the Delta Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Sigma.  Congratulations to the DAAA!  Thank you for your continued support of Tau Beta Sigma and the TBSAA.

The DAAA’s president is Tara Robinson.  She can be reached at tnrobinson1821@gmail.com.

New Year & New TBSAA Opportunities!

As we start the new year, I want to again thank you for your membership in the Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association. Below are a few updates on the past year and ways to get involved in 2017 including a new opportunity to apply to be a presenter at National Convention. 
In 2016 with your support TBSAA:
  • Raised $3,000 for VH1 Save the Music through our virtual For Greater Bands 5K!
  • Awarded our second annual TBSAA Grant to Jennifer Villarreal to fund a clinician’s travel to her South Texas school district to help her students become better musicians.
  • Rolled out a new tiered membership model to provide more levels of engagement for our members.
We can’t wait to do even more this year. Here are a few ways to get involved in 2017:
  • Attend National Convention: As we start the new year, we are gearing up for an exciting National Convention in Orlando. We look forward to having a wide array of workshops, business meetings, and social activities specifically for alumni. I hope you will consider attending. Registration will open in February. Follow National Convention updates on Facebook.
  • Apply to be a workshop presenter: Becuase we know that our members have a wide range of personal and professional experience, we are opening a call for applications to present a workshop at National Convention.  If selected to present at National Convention, TBSAA will cover your registration cost. You can also apply with other alumni to co-present together. Applications are due by February 15. Read more and apply.  
  • Participate in District Alumni Association activities: Our District Alumni Associations are hard at working planning exciting activities for the upcoming district conventions. The DAA’s provide a great opportunity to get involved with district events, committees, and opportunities to provide leadership. Find more information and contact info.
Here’s to another great year!

Welcome back to the Psi Alumni Association!

The TBSAA is excited to announce the re-chartering of the Psi Alumni Association for the 2016-17 membership year.  The PsiAA is affiliated with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is made up of alumni of the Psi chapter of Tau Beta Sigma.  Congratulations to the PsiAA!  Thank you for your continued support of Tau Beta Sigma and the TBSAA.

The PsiAA’s president is Sami Kinnison.  She can be reached at psialumni@tbsigma.org.