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Greek Life Selects DTS Lil Sis and Lambda Chi as Organizations of the Year

Greek Membership Grows to 215

April 20, 2012

Senior of the Year awards went to, from the left, Wesley Flint of Tau Kappa Beta, Emily Ferguson of Psi Beta Omega and Matt Bates of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Senior of the Year awards went to, from the left, Wesley Flint of Tau Kappa Beta, Emily Ferguson of Psi Beta Omega and Matt Bates of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Delta Theta Sigma Lil Sis sorority and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity earned accolades as the top Greek organizations for 2011 -12 at the annual Greek Awards Program held April 18 in Heiland Theatre.

Announcing the awards were Bud Lewis, director of wellness and Greek Life, and Terry Inlow, faculty adviser to Greek Council.

“It was a very good year,” Lewis said. “We can feel good about the success we had this year.”

He noted that this spring the Greek community added 48 new members, which brought the total number of WC Greeks to 215 (110 women and 105 males).

Also, Senior of the Year awards went to Emily Ferguson of Psi Beta Omega, Wesley Flint of Tau Kappa Beta and Matt Bates of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Mike Allbright of Lambda Chi received the Adviser of the Year recognition while Rich Rhoads of Sigma Zeta and Mega Reinsmith of DTS Lil Sis earned Alumni Adviser of the Year honors. Greek Council recognized Tasha Liegel of Alpha Phi Kappa with its annual Service Award.

Community Service and Philanthropy Awards went to DTS Lil Sis, which raised $14,000 in cash and in-kind donations, and Lambda Chi Alpha, which raised $2,184, while DTS Lil Sis also had the most community service hours with 2,026, which amounted to 107 per member. Delta Theta Sigma fraternity had 1,631 hours, some 91 per member.

Awards for Outstanding Service and Leadership to a Greek Organization went to Debbie Cook of DTS Lil Sis, Caitlin Baker of Kappa Delta, Jordan Anne Holt of Delta Omega Theta, Emily Ferguson of the Omegas, Wesley Flint of TKB, Logan Wisman of Gamma Phi Gamma, Matt Bates of Lambda Chi Alpha, and Jeff Williams of Sigma Zeta.

Sigma Zeta and Alpha Phi Kappa won the Greek Games championship.

Also, special awards for athletic achievement went to swimmer Victoria Burcham, a member of Kappa Delta, and Antonio Bowman, a Sigma Zeta member and All-OAC guard that scored more than 1,000 points during his career on the men’s basketball team.

Highest Grade Point Average recognition went to: Spring 2011 — Kappa Delta with a 3.19 GPA and Lambda Chi with a 3.23 GPA; and Fall 2011 — Kappa Delta at 3.24 and Lambda Chi with a 3.1 GPA.

Greek organizations with a membership average of 3.0 or better were: Spring 2011 — Kappa Delta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Lambda Chi Alpha; Fall 2011 — Alpha Phi Kappa, DTS Lil Sis, Kappa Delta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Lambda Chi Alpha.

(LEFT) Lambda Chi Alpha members celebrate their award.

The Greek Excellence Academic Honor Award for membership GPAs above the non-Greek gender average was earned by: Spring 2011 — Kappa Delta and Lambda Chi; Fall 2011 — Alpha Phi Kappa, DTS Lil Sis, Kappa Delta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Gamma Phi Gamma, Lambda Chi and Tau Kappa Beta.

Receiving the Excellence in Philanthropy Award for raising $50 or more per member were Alpha Phi Kappa, Delta Omega Theta, DTS Lil Sis, Phi Alpha Psi Sweethearts, Psi Beta Omega and Lambda Chi Alpha.

The Excellence in Service Award for a minimum 25 hours of service per member went to Alpha Phi Kappa, Delta Omega Theta, DTS Lil Sis, Phi Psi Sweethearts, Psi Beta Omega, Delta Theta Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Zeta and Tau Kappa Beta.

Finally the College’s Advancement Office recognized Tau Kappa Beta for winning the 2010-11 Rock Challenge in which more than 33 percent of their alumni gave to the College. The 2011-12 Rock Challenge will conclude June 30.