Grand chapter winners announced

Members of the Interfraternity Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council brought their Greek Week of events to a close with an awards ceremony in Emens Auditorium Sunday evening, awarding various fraternities and sororities for their excellence in scholarships, community service and philanthropy

Sigma Nu fraternity was awarded for community and philanthropic service, with more than 839 hours. Sororities Alpha Phi and Delta Sigma Theta were also awarded, with 326 and 925 hours served, respectively.

For the highest GPA for Spring Semester 2001, fraternities Iota Phi Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon and sororities Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Sigma Theta were awarded. Fall 2001 award recipients were fraternity Phi Gamma Delta and sororities Alpha Omicron Pi and Delta Sigma Theta.

Phi Gamma Delta also received awards for highest new member GPA for both the Fall and Spring semesters of 2001, with sororities Alpha Phi for Spring 2001 and Alpha Omicron Pi for Fall.

Most improved GPA for 2001 awards went to sorority Alpha Omicron Pi and fraternities Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Sigma.

Kappa Delta member Michelle Boggs and Phi Gamma Delta member Ryan McFarland were crowned King and Queen of Greek week. The Greek Man and Woman of the Year awards went to senior Tommy Rector for Theta Chi, and senior Ashley Furnivall for Alpha Omicron Pi.

Freshman Mark Sanford and sophomore Kania Warbington were awarded the Outstanding New Member Award, with Sanford also being awarded for Outstanding IFC member. Warbington said she was delighted to have been an award recipient and the recognition has given her more determination.

"As a new member it motivates me to continue my success for Delta Sigma Theta," Warbington said.

Delta Sigma Theta chapter president Ebony Fortune received the Outstanding Chapter President award for NPHC and Alpha Omicron Pi president Christy Myers received the same award for PHC. Fortune said she was proud of the accolades her sorority received and that it was important for the minority greeks to be recognized for their achievements.

"It's very beneficial and uplifting to the greeks of the NPHC to be recognized as a whole for the accomplishments on campus and the Muncie community," Fortune said. "It's well overdue."

Keynote speaker Dick Hester, a Ball State graduate and a member of Sigma Chi, said it was important for the greek community to continue its success and to maintain a level of responsibility.

"We're all in this together," Hester said. "Our actions reflect one another, and we need to remember that."


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