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Trine Delta Chi chapter excels
Earns ninth President's Cup
Trine University’s chapter of Delta Chi fraternity earned its ninth President’s Cup, the highest award the organization bestows on a chapter, on Aug. 3.
Trine University Delta Chi chapter
Trine members and alumni collaborated on the efforts that put the chapter in the spotlight again for overall superior performance and programming, said senior mathematics major and chapter president Nicholas Garstka. Recipients are chosen by the organization’s international president.
The award will be added to the chapter’s trophy collection, which includes eight additional cups awarded in the past decade. The tradition of excellence vaults the university’s Delta Chi chapter to the highest rank among chapters across the country. Trine’s is the all-time third most-awarded chapter, behind only Kansas and Georgia Tech. The latest President’s Cup vaulted the Trine chapter past that of Michigan State University.
The President’s Cup is given on the basis of multiple awards won by chapters across the nation. In the 2008-2009 academic year, the Trine chapter claimed the following honors: Outstanding “BB”-- Steven Ankeny; Marge Lee Outstanding “C” Award--Michael Kruse and Kevin Lee; “E” Key Award--Eric Hardwick; Outstanding Recruitment Award; Outstanding Philanthropy; Outstanding Ritual and Ceremonies; Outstanding Scholarship; Outstanding Web site: Design and Content; Outstanding Alumni Newsletter; Outstanding Campus Leadership; Outstanding Financial Management; Outstanding House Corporation; Outstanding ABT; and Award of Excellence.
Each year the chapter organizes the Delta Chi Dash for Cancer Research during the Angola Fall Fest, raising money for the Jimmy V Foundation, which the national fraternity supports. With around $3,000 raised last year, the chapter has donated around $9,000 in the two years of its national connection with the Jimmy V Foundation.
Chapter members show further community involvement by sponsoring the Red Cross blood drive on campus each semester and volunteering for the Steuben County Literacy Coalition’s Alphabet Affair.