Sororities honored

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By Ceillie Keane

Union’s Panhellenic sororities have been recognized for their achievements.

Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Delta Tau, were recognized at their respective national conventions for certain awards and Delta Delta Delta earned the Philanthropy of the Year award.

Union’s Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was recognized by International Gamma Phi Beta as one of the top four collegiate chapters for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years during the organization’s 75th biannual convention this past summer.

Sigma Delta Tau won five “pearls” in five different award categories, including “Alumnae, new member education, leadership development, scholarship, and chapter programming, and an award for the rose society due to our contribution to the Sigma Delta Tau sister-to-sister scholarship fund,” said Sigma Delta Tau president Michelle Garyn.

Union’s Gamma Phi Beta chapter received the McCormick Medallion, an award that recognizes that the sisters are remarkably involved on the campus and the surrounding community, particularly as individuals.

President Katelyn Lancto explains that, “the positive recognition [these women] are receiving is well deserved. Winning this award has given us drive to continue to improve and build on the strong foundation we have.”

After a year of constant fundraising, Delta Delta Delta’s award was given to them after they raised $29,000 for their philanthropy, St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

“This year we plan on surpassing that in order to reach our new goal of $33,000,” says president Amanda Librot.

Additionally, the sorority was involved on a national level in order to improve Tridelta’s national policies.

Librot adds, “We learned a lot of new charity ideas and set new goals for our chapter this coming year.”

As sorority recruitment comes to a close for the year, each chapter is looking to improve itself and looking forward to welcoming its new members.

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