Mount Union’s Fraternity and Sorority Community Celebrates Accomplishments
April 27, 2017
By Brandon Lucas '17
Alliance, OH - After a long year of service, learning, philanthropy events, and more, the University of Mount Union’s fraternity and sorority community came together at the annual Greek Awards to celebrate all of their hard work, dedication, and passion throughout the past year.
Greek Awards has three categories from which the chapters can receive awards: The Academic Awards, Chapter of Excellence Awards, and Individual Recognition Awards. In the Academic Awards, most improved grade point average went to Alpha Xi Delta and Sigma Nu, and highest new member grade point average and highest chapter grade point average went to Delta Sigma Tau and Phi Kappa Tau.
In the Chapter of Excellence awards, excellence in scholarship programming went to Delta Sigma Tau and Phi Kappa Tau, excellence in community service went to Delta Sigma Tau and Phi Kappa Tau, excellence in philanthropy went to Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Tau Omega, excellence in involvement and leadership went to Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Tau, excellence in new member development went to Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, excellence in new member education went to Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Nu, excellence in recruitment went to Alpha Chi Omega and Alpha Tau Omega, improvement in risk management went to Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Tau, excellence in alumni/ae and family outreach went to Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Tau Omega, and lastly the chapter of excellence award went to Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Tau.
In the last category, Individual Recognition Awards, members of Order of Omega, the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic, G.A.M.M.A., Up ‘til Dawn, Greek Member of Academy, and Greek Leadership Institute were all recognized for their work and dedication to their respective organization. For the sister and brotherhood awards, Kenzie Schantz from Alpha Chi Omega, Lisa Highly from Alpha Delta Pi, Miranda Baker from Alpha Xi Delta, Morgan Engleheart from Delta Sigma Tau, Jefferson Lee from Alpha Tau Omega, Alex Haney from Phi Kappa Tau, Hunter Smith from Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Steven Scott from Sigma Nu were all recognized by their chapter to receive this esteemed award. The emerging leader awards were given to Tyler Finkenthal from Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Madison Beitler from Alpha Delta Pi. Outstanding Governing Board Officer (someone who sits on IFC and Panhellenic) was given to Sam Angeli from Sigma Nu and Kelsey Knutty from Delta Sigma Tau. Advisor of the year went to Delta Sigma Tau’s advisor Taylor Jones. Outstanding chapter presidents were received by Amy Achenbach from Alpha Delta Pi and Chris DiRando from Alpha Tau Omega. The Carl D. Orwick Fraternal Values Award was received by Clinton Simmons from Phi Kappa Tau. Lastly, outstanding senior sorority woman was received by Kelsey Knutty and outstanding senior fraternity man was received by Tim Anderson.
At the end of the night, all chapters walked away with an award, but they also left with a desire to push their chapter to be even better in the years to come.