WWU's sororities earn honors from national organizations
|11/5/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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All four of the sororities at William Woods University were honored for their achievements by their national organizations earlier this year.
The Tau Theta chapter of Chi Omega at WWU was a recipient of the National Award of Achievement, presented by the Chi Omega National Governing Council at their conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
Amy Burnett, Chi Omega president, and Ilana Archuleta, recruitment chair, along with advisers and William Woods alumnae Becky Bean Stinson and Karla Williams DeSpain, attended the convention.
“Accepting the award on behalf of Tau Theta this summer was the greatest honor and proudest moment as president thus far, and I couldn’t be more proud of the chapter’s accomplishments,” said Burnett.
Stinson added, “Speaking for the Chi Omega Advisory Board, we couldn’t be more proud of the WWU women of Chi Omega! This national award is given regardless of chapter size, so it’s doubly an honor for our small chapter to be recognized.”
The women of Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega were honored often at their national convention in St. Louis, topped off with receipt of Alpha Chi Omega's Continuing Excellence Award.
In the past 14 years, the chapter has won the National Council Trophy in 1998, 10 Continuing Excellence Awards in a row (a record), the National Council Trophy again in 2011, followed by this year’s Continuing Excellence Award.
The Alpha Chis also received at least one Seeking the Heights Award in every session, and they won the housing award for projects completed with the property management team on workday.
Alpha Chi Omega’s convention was attended by Olivia Koselansky, chapter president; Alicia Delaney, who was chosen to serve as a page; Judy Kuergeleis Schmuck and Christi Slizewski Tennyson, advisers; as well as numerous alumnae from the Delta Chi chapter at WWU.
Koselansky had the honor of opening the first chapter meeting as the president of the 2011 winner of the National Council Trophy, which is the sorority’s highest award for collegiate chapters.
Alpha Phi held its biannual convention in Phoenix, Ariz. The convention was attended by Jenny Morris, Alpha Phi president, and Kristen Temple, chapter adviser.
“Attending the Alpha Phi convention provides the opportunity to understand the lifetime and international power of our membership and be able to bring that back to share with our chapter at William Woods,” Temple said.
WWU’s Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Phi received recognition for their philanthropic efforts as active contributors to support the Alpha Phi Foundation and women’s heart health.
Delta Gamma also held their biennial convention this summer in Indianapolis, Ind. President Alexis Scott attended with advisers, Leslie Winn and, Kathryn Ude, a charter member from 1977.
Delta Gamma was recognized as one of the most intimate (close) chapters and for sponsoring new members going through recruitment.