2013-2014 Award Winners
POSTED: 2014-07-25 :: LAST UPDATED: 2014-07-25, 12:13 ET
The General Fraternity published its annual list of award winners this week to honor the chapters and brothers who have brought distinction to themselves and the Fraternity over the past year.
The collegiate merit award winners include:
- Man of the Year – Anish Sharma (Mississippi)
- Scholar of the Year – Anish Sharma (Mississippi)
- Athlete of the Year – Christopher W. Vaughan (Stevens)
Alumni award winners include:
- Chapter Advisor of the Year – William “Bill” B. Geddy (Georgia Southern)
- Division Commander of the Year – Christopher W. Graham (Lamar / Stephen F. Austin)
- Greek Advisor of the Year – Rebecca Jamrozik Mickler, Director of Greek Life at Duquesne University
- Alumni Chapter Officer of the Year – Matthew S. Alcide (James Madison)
- House Corporation Officer of the Year – Capt. Robert A Nelson, U.S. Navy, Retired (Penn State)
- Alumnus of the Biennium – William “Bill” B. Geddy (Georgia Southern)
The Alpha Affiliate award salutes those rare and uncommon Knights who exemplify eminence in their daily lives as expressed by the Creed of Sigma Nu; who demonstrate a genuine commitment to the ideals of the Legion of Honor; and whose pattern of performance on behalf of their chapter and the General Fraternity are a worthy model for others to follow. The Fraternity is pleased to announce the following Alpha Affiliate award winners:
- Alpha #600 – Christopher W. Chesnut (Idaho)
- Alpha #601 – Craig T. Fisher (Butler)
- Alpha #602 – Joseph F. Gammie (Georgia Tech)
- Alpha #603 – John Y. Geoghegan (San Jose State)
- Alpha #604 – Nathan A. Holt (Butler)
- Alpha #605 – Christopher S. Marr (Illinois)
- Alpha #606 – Samuel S. McLelland (Arkansas)
- Alpha #607 – Jacob H. Rigsby (Colorado State)
- Alpha #608 – Jack C. Riker (Duke)
- Alpha #609 – Anish Sharma (Mississippi)
This year’s Gallaher Cup, awarded to the chapter with the highest GPA among all Sigma Nu chapters, went to the Gamma Chapter at the Duke University with a chapter GPA of 3.64. Delta Beta Chapter at Dartmouth College earned the Bronze Plaque Cup with a chapter GPA of 3.56.
Also earning scholarship awards were Lambda Chapter at Washington and Lee (Certificate of Commendation) and Gamma Beta Chapter at Northwestern University (Certificate of Merit) with chapter GPAs of 3.52 and 3.49, respectively.
The Fraternity also presents awards to individuals and chapters that show innovation and commitment to the Fraternity’s flagship leadership development program, LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, and Development).
Earning innovation in LEAD programming awards were Gamma Delta (Stevens) and Gamma Tau (Minnesota) Chapters. LEAD Chairman of the Year went to Kevin T. Szeluga (Minnesota). The LEAD Chapter of the Year was awarded to Gamma Tau Chapter at University of Minnesota.
This year also saw a record number of Rock Chapter recipients. The following chapters were recognized as the top chapters in Sigma Nu over the 2012-2014 biennium, as they performed at the highest levels in all areas of chapter operations throughout the past two years.
- Delta Alpha Chapter (Case Western Reserve)
- Delta Gamma Chapter (Columbia)
- Delta Rho Chapter (Colorado State)
- Epsilon Epsilon Chapter Oklahoma State)
- Epsilon Mu Chapter (Butler)
- Eta Omicron Chapter (Wofford)
- Gamma Chapter (Duke)
- Gamma Alpha Chapter (Georgia Tech)
- Gamma Delta Chapter (Stevens)
- Gamma Tau Chapter (Minnesota)
- Iota Beta Chapter (Virginia Wesleyan)
- Iota Delta Chapter (James Madison)
- Kappa Delta Chapter (Duquesne)
- Kappa Epsilon Chapter (Appalachian State)
- Lambda Chapter (Washington and Lee)
- Mu Chapter (Georgia)
- Mu Kappa Chapter (Southeast Missouri State)
- Zeta Pi Chapter (Texas Tech)
- Zeta Xi Chapter (UC Davis)
This year’s most improved chapters were Mu Beta Chapter at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Mu Rho Chapter at Northwestern State University. These chapters showed the greatest improvement in the Pursuit of Excellence Program from the first to second year of the biennium and if they maintain their most recent performance are on track to be recognized as Rock Chapters in 2016.
For a complete listing of award winners, complete with bios and accomplishments, see the fall issue of The Delta. Additional award winners and award information can be found at www.sigmanu.org/awards.