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Trine Greeks recognized
Organizations receive awards
Members of Trine University’s Greek organizations received honors and awards at a dinner hosted by Trine President Earl D. Brooks II and the Office of Student Life in Witmer Clubhouse April 29.
The inaugural President’s Cup, the highest award the university presents to a Greek organization, went to Alpha Sigma Tau sorority and Delta Chi fraternity. The cup is awarded to the organization exhibiting excellence in all areas—academics, recruitment, campus involvement, academic improvement, and philanthropy. It is awarded on a points system, and includes a $500 award and a plaque. Members exhibit well-rounded service to campus and community, are good campus and community leaders, are noted and dedicated scholars, and are committed to making the Greek system the best it can be.
The first national sorority to put down roots on the Trine campus, Alpha Sigma Tau recruited strongly in the fall and spring, adding seven new members. Members committed themselves to many campus evening and weekend events, hosting or participating in Homecoming, Alcohol Awareness Week, Greek Rush Week, Campus Carnival and Expo, Wacky Wednesdays, and other activities. Philanthropically, they assisted Tri-Kappa with an Angola Middle School fund-raiser and took part in the Breeden YMCA Trick-or-Treat for Kids. Their adviser is Diane Wallinger.
Delta Chi completed over 400 hours of philanthropic service, including hosting an annual 5K Community Dash for the Jimmy V Foundation, helping to demolish an outdated camp, working at two American Red Cross blood drives on campus, helping out at the Trine Math Competition and volunteering for Networking Night. In addition to their charity work, the fraternity participated in several campus events, including student move-in weekend, the Campus Expo, the Homecoming banner contest and Tour de Trine tricycle race, and Wacky Wednesdays. Daryl Webber is Delta Chi’s adviser.
Greek Pillar Awards were also presented to Craig Wiley of Delta Chi and Nicole Dixon of Alpha Sigma Tau. Greek Scholastic Improvement Awards went to Sigma Phi Delta, which increased its GPA by .612, and Gamma Phi Epsilon, which increased its GPA by .203. The Outstanding Adviser Award, determined through nomination by all the Greek organizations, went to Daryl Webber. The distinguished Dean’s Award, which recognizes outstanding involvement in the Greek community, the achievement of 650 required points for the year, and leadership and involvement on campus and in the community, went to Zeta Theta Epsilon and Phi Kappa Theta.