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Kappas and TKB Named 2011 Greek Organizations of the Year

Alanna Bornhorst of Delta Omega Theta and Kyle Maust of TKB were named Outstanding Seniors in Greek Life

April 25, 2011

Alanna Bornhorst of Delta Omega Theta and Kyle Maust of TKB were named Outstanding Seniors in Greek Life at the April 20 Greek Awards Night. They are pictured with (left) Bud Lewis, director of Greek Life, and Terry Inlow, faculty representative to Green Council.

Alanna Bornhorst of Delta Omega Theta and Kyle Maust of TKB were named Outstanding Seniors in Greek Life at the April 20 Greek Awards Night. They are pictured with (left) Bud Lewis, director of Greek Life, and Terry Inlow, faculty representative to Green Council.

Tau Kappa Beta fraternity and Alpha Phi Kappa sorority received the Greek Organizations of the Year awards while Alanna Bornhorst of Delta Omega Theta and Kyle Maust of TKB were named Outstanding Seniors in Greek Life at the April 20 Greek Awards Night.

Also, Kathy Milam and Shari Vance, advisers for Alpha Phi Kappa and Phi Psi Sweethearts, respectively, were named co-Greek Advisers-of-the-Year, while James Thomas, TKB’s alumni adviser since 2006, was selected Alumni Adviser of the Year.

Individuals and organizations were recognized for scholarship, service and leadership.

TKB opened the evening’s award presentations by receiving the 2009-10 Rock Challenge award for having the highest percentage of alumni that gave to the College (27.8%).

Sigma Zeta, the Kappas, DTS Lil Sis, DTS and Lambda Chi all earned Excellence in New Member awards for having 10 or more new members during the year.

While a number of Greek organizations averaged at least 15 hours of service per member and raised at least $25 per member in philanthropic dollars, DTS with 145 and the Sweethearts with 157 hours of service per member were tops. On the philanthropy side, the Sweethearts averaged raising a whopping $1,626 per member while Lambda Chi raised $182 per member.

The Academic Honor Awards for organizations having a grade point average over the College’s gender average were, for Spring 2010, the Kappas, DTS Lil Sis, Kappa Delta, Gamma Phi Gamma, Lambda Chi and TKB and, for Fall 2010, Kappa Delta, Sweethearts, Lambda Chi and TKB.

Those organizations whose cumulative membership GPA was at least 3.0 were, for Spring 2010, Kappas, DTS Lil Sis, Kappa Delta and Sweethearts, and, for Fall 2010, Kappas, Delts, Kappa Delta, Sweethearts and Lambda Chi.

Individuals were recognized for attaining Dean’s List and 4.0 GPA status.

The highest GPA awards for organizations went to, for Spring 2010, Kappas (3.20) and TKB (2.99) and, for Fall 2010, Kappa Delta (3.19) and Lambda Chi (3.09).

Gobbler Braden McMonigle, a junior, received special recognition as a result of finishing second in the nation in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships.

Seniors from each organization were recognized with Outstanding Service and Leadership awards. They went to: Cristin Moone, Kappas; Alicia Jacquemin, DTS Lil Sis; Emily Donaldson, Kappa Delta; Sara Buchanan, Sweethearts; Stephanie Bratten, Delts; Kimber Owens, Omegas; Rob Weidle and Kyle Maust, TKB; Nick Marchetti, Gamma Phi Gamma; Cody Arnett, Lambda Chi; and David Evans, Sigma Zeta.

Sweetheart Sara Buchanan and Scott Sanderson of DTS received Outstanding Greek Council Service awards.