The Fort Hays State University's chapter of Delta Tau Alpha, the agriculture honor society, has won the Corbus Award, given to an outstanding DTA chapter based on a scrapbook of chapter activities. The chapter, which has won the award 10 of the last 11 years, received a plaque and $150.
The award was announced at the 50th annual DTA convention at Missouri State University in Springfield in early April.
Three FHSU students attended the convention: Cody Gillespie, Amherst, Neb., senior, Travis Goetz, Dodge City, senior, and Michael Holton, Tonganoxie junior.
Jean Gleichsner, the chapter advisor, accompanied the group and was re-elected to another two-year term as the national DTA advisor. She has completed six years as National DTA Advisor.
The FHSU chapter also recently initiated six new members for the spring 2009 semester.
In order to join, students must have at least 45 credit hours, of which at least nine are agriculture hours, and they must rank in the top 35 percent of their class.
The initiates are listed by hometown.
ASHLAND: Chelsea Cunningham, senior.
BLUE HILL, Neb.: Kelsey Bonifas, junior.
BREMEN: Amber Friedrichs, sophomore.
CAMBRIDGE, Neb.: Carmon Crawford, sophomore.
LIBERTY: Karen Holliday, senior.
TONGANOXIE: Michael Holton, junior.