Greek life community unites to honor notable members


For the first time, the different members of Greek life came together to acknowledge their acheivements from the year in Evert Dining Hall on Sunday, April 21.

The awards ceremony concluded the activities of Greek Week and were presented in conjunction with the announcement of the Greek Week champions, which were Sigma Kappa and Tau Kappa Epsilon, according to Kappa Delta member senior Kristen Strauss.

Strauss was among some of the Greek life members that were acknowledged at the ceremony.

Strauss was awarded with Excellence in New Member Service.

She said: “Everything that I did was just really interactive. You only hear stories of the pledging process and I tried to make it as fun as it could have been, which I think definitely worked. The girls really enjoyed it.”

Greek Man and Woman of the Year were presented to Phi Mu Delta member senior Teague Emery and Sigma Kappa member senior Emily Larkin, respectively.

Emery said: “I was surprised that someone would nominate me for it. I was very appreciative and honored to get it. It was great to see the Greek community come together for both Emily and I. When we received the awards, everyone stood up and gave a standing ovation.”

Larkin said: “It was really flattering and shows that I’m making the bar and putting it high.”

Among other awards given out were Excellence in Philanthropy to Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Delta Pi, Excellence in Service to Phi Mu Delta and Sigma Kappa. Excellence in Risk Management to Zeta Tau Alpha and Most Improved Chapter to Theta Chi.

The Distinguished Alumni recognition was given to Patrick McElroy ’07 and member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.