May 2, 2011
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

Chris Duncan, Student Intern

Greek Life Ends Semester Strong

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University’s Greek Life closed the spring semester strong, raising more than $6,000 for various charities. Several Greek organizations and members also received awards for outstanding scholarship and service at the Greek Assembly in April.

Greek Life raised $2,000 during the Interfraternity Council’s annual Tug event. Two checks for $150 were also donated to charities on behalf of this year’s tug winners, Kappa Delta and Sigma Nu.

The College Panhellenic Council raised $4,244 during its annual step show. The money will benefit the Partnership Cancer fund. The top three step teams, Phi Mu (first place), Alpha Delta Pi (second place) and Chi Omega (third place) also received checks for their respective charities.

Greek Assembly was held on Sunday April 17, in the Student Union ballroom. This assembly is held each year to recognize individuals and chapters that excel in four areas: community service and philanthropic activities, campus involvement and leadership, chapter development and reporting and excellence in academics and scholarship. Order of Omega members, step show, Greek week and tug winners were also announced at this meeting. Individual awards such as new member of the year, man/woman of the year, outstanding Greek presidents and outstanding Greek achievers were also awarded.
Award winners are as follows:

Outstanding Greek President: Lindsey Preston and Jordan Mann
Outstanding Greek Achievers: Annsley Mathews and Michael Polite
Advisors of the Year: Stacy Minson and Dr. Timothy Reisenwitz
New Member of the Year: Macey McGlamery , Julius Carrafa and Shaquandra Mesidor
CPC Woman of the Year: Christie Siciliano
IFC Man of the Year: Chris Nish
NPHC Woman of the Year: Janiece Benefield
Organization with Overall Highest GPA
Women: Alpha Delta Pi
Men: Kappa Sigma
Organization with Most Improved GPA
CPC: Zeta Tau Alpha
IFC: Kappa Alpha Order
NPHC: Delta Sigma Theta
Chapters of Merit included: Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta
Chapters of Excellence included: Kappa Delta and Chi Omega

Greek Life is comprised of approximately 1,200 students, representing more than 10 percent of the VSU student community. To learn how to get involved in VSU’s Greek Life and the recruitment process, visit the Greek Life web site at http://www.valdosta.edu/stulife/greek/ or visit the Greek Life office located on the third floor of the Student Union.