MOUNT UNION COLLEGE HOLDS EIGHTH ANNUAL GREEK AWARDS CEREMONY

April 15, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Senior Xanath Lang of Marietta was named Greek Woman of the Year and Senior Robert J. (B.J.) Boyle of Ellwood City, PA was named Greek Man of the Year at Mount Union College's eighth annual Greek Awards Ceremony Thursday evening.

The ceremony, which was sponsored by the Greek Affairs Office and the College' s Pi Omicron chapter of Order of Omega, the national Greek leadership honorary, honored award recipients based on chapter activities conducted during the spring and fall of 2000.

Lang, daughter of James and Ludivina Lang of Marietta, is a 1998 graduate of Warren High School. An international business and economics major with a minor in Spanish, Lang is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Her Greek involvement includes serving as chair of the College's second annual Dance Marathon, as Alpha Delta Pi New Member Coordinator and as treasurer of Panhellenic Council.

Her campus involvement includes serving as recording secretary and vice president of Associated Women Students and as a member of Student Activities Council, Blue Key Honorary, Alpha Mu Gamma and Who's Who Among America's Colleges and Universities. In addition, Lang has earned Dean's List honors, served as a Spanish instructor at Alliance High School, participated in the College's Study Abroad Program and recently completed an internship with Merrill Lynch.

Boyle, son of Patrick and Teresa Boyle of 415 Byng St., is a 1997 graduate of Lincoln High School. An information systems major with a minor in secondary education, Boyle is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. His Greek involvement includes serving as a member of the Sigma Nu Executive Council, Order of Omega honorary and Interfraternity Council.

Boyle also has been very active outside of Greek life, serving as treasurer of Student Senate, a Preview Guide, a member of the Unonian staff, an intern with the vice president for enrollment services and Sports Editor of The Dynamo, the College's student newspaper. In addition, he has earned Dean's List honors, recently received the Terence S. Taylor Leadership Award and was named Outstanding Senior Man at the College's annual Spring Recognition Banquet.

Other highlights of the evening were the recognition of Lee Miller, a 1962 graduate of Mount Union and advisor of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, as Outstanding Advisor of the Year, and the announcements of Alpha Delta Pi as Sorority of the Year and Sigma Alpha Epsilon as Fraternity of the Year.

Among the first awards presented during the ceremony were the Academic Achievement Awards. Receiving the award for Most Improved Chapter in terms of G.P.A. were Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. The chapters winning the award for Highest New Member Class in terms of G.P.A. were Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Receiving the award for the chapters with the Highest Overall G.P.A. were Sigma Nu fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Lastly, those individuals inducted into the College's chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha, the national social fraternity and sorority academic honorary were recognized.

Following the presentation of the academic awards, several individuals were recognized for their leadership in 2000. These individuals included members of Order of Omega, the Greek Leaders of the Month, members of Dance Marathon Council, members of Interfraternity Council, members of Panhellenic Council, those who served as Rho Chi's, members of the Greek Judicial Board and Chapter Presidents.

Various awards also were presented for Chapter Excellence. Receiving the award for Chapter Programming, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority for outstanding programming within its chapter and the Greek community during the past year, were Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

The Risk Management award, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority for superior education and execution of risk management policies and procedures, was presented to Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

The Recruitment Excellence award, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority for creative and effective recruitment techniques, was presented to Delta Sigma Tau sorority and Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Receiving the New Member Programming award, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority for an outstanding New Member Education Program, was Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

The Campus Leadership and Involvement award, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority whose members have been most involved outside of their own chapter, was presented to Delta Sigma Tau sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

The Philanthropy and Community Service award, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority for time spend in hands-on service to Mount Union College and the Alliance community, was presented to Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities.

Finally, the Fraternal Values award, which recognizes a fraternity and sorority for an exceptional demonstration of the principles and ideals upon which their organization was founded, was presented to Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

The evening concluded by thanking this year's judges, which included several members of the Alliance community. They were: Jill McDermott, Karen Varbec, Bob Lee, Lanny Brunner, Mike Severy, Joyce Lamb, Tony Middleton, Linda Ferguson, Terri Blasiman, Dick Good, W. Chris Stauffenger, Kyle Schwarz and Darrell Waite.

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