Fraternities and sororities honored during Convocation

By Website Administrator | Oct 18, 2002

Convocation ceremonies were hosted Oct. 16 to welcome Kettering's Section B students to campus and award some of the highest honors presented to fraternities and sororities on campus.

Convocation ceremonies were hosted Oct. 16 to welcome Kettering's Section B students to campus and award some of the highest honors presented to fraternities and sororities on campus. The event was in McKinnon Theatre and serves as the ceremonial opening of the new academic term.

Student Government Vice President Patrick Recker offered the welcome, followed by comments by Student Government President Qasar Younis. President James E.A. John spoke on Kettering's strategic plan and offered an update on the University.

Alumnus Mike Lashbrook' 98 encouraged students to find out more about the Kettering Leadership Endowment and announced that applications are now available for fellowships. More information on the fellowship is available by contacting Director of Major Gifts Jack Stock at

Some of the most prestigious awards presented in the University's Greek Life system were handed out by student leaders Rebecca Barthlow and Scott MacMartin. The awards follow.

Outstanding Chapter Presidents of the Year
The Outstanding Chapter President of the Year award is given to people who have made outstanding contributions to their chapters. This year's recipients are:
Jim Shaw - Lambda Chi Alpha
Kris Bolt - Beta Sigma Phi

Scholarship Awards
This award recognizes chapters for academic excellence. As quoted from a membership book, "The fraternity and sorority should complement your educational experience while providing you the resources and assistance to succeed academically." The following chapters have accomplished this task.

Winning the highest chapter grade point average for the 2001-02 school year:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Winning the highest new member class grade point average for the 2001-02 school year:
Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Intramural Sports Champions
Phi Delta Theta
Alpha Gamma Delta

Distinguished Leader Award
The Distinguished Leader award is given for exceptional contributions to Greek life, their respective council and chapter. Candidates were nominated by faculty and staff. "Leaders are like eagles, they don't flock, you find them one at a time." This year's Distinguished leaders are:
Sarah Stetson - Alpha Sigma Alpha
Nick Rigney - Delta Tau Delta
Daniel Bartz - Phi Gamma Delta
Patrick Moraniec - Pi Kappa Alpha
Jessica Rai - Alpha Gamma Delta

The Panhellenic Member of the Year
The Interfraternity Member of the Year
This award is given to fraternity and sorority members who have done outstanding work with their respective council and given exceptional leadership to the Greek community.
IFC Member of the Year: Jon Joubran - Sigma Chi
Panhellenic Member of the Year: Christa Glassburn - Beta Sigma Phi

Chapter Excellence Award
This award is for Overall Chapter Excellence. To attain this award the chapter must have had outstanding programming in the categories of academics, community service, member and new member education, risk management, campus involvement, and financial management. This year's winners are:
Lambda Chi Alpha
Beta Theta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Beta Sigma Phi

The Dean's Cup, Outstanding Chapter of the Year
Presenting this award was Dean of Students Patrick Deese. The Dean's Cup recognizes outstanding programming in all levels of the chapter. This is the highest award a chapter can win at Kettering University. The Dean's Cup recipients were chosen from the chapters qualifying for the Chapter Excellence award. These chapters exemplify fraternity and sorority life not only on campus, but also in the community. This year's winners:
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity