Fraternities, sororities celebrate membership
05/13/2010

The Fort Hays State University fraternity and sorority community not only celebrates its membership, but also finds ways to give back to the community. This is exactly what members did recently during Greek Week.

The Air Band Lip Sync Contest raised $274 for the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research. A charity pie auction was also held during the week, at which local volunteers were pied in the face by the highest bidders. Exactly $455 was raised for the United Way of Ellis County. In addition, $1,272.30 was raised throughout the entire week through a penny war competition between the chapters. All of this money went to the Ellis County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Members received awards for being outstanding members, and the Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award was given to those who attained a 3.75 or higher grade point average.

Members who won awards are listed by hometown, classification and award.

ARKANSAS CITY: Kyle Haas, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
AUGUSTA: Charles Keefer, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
BURDEN: Jillian Tatum, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
COLBY: Amandra McIlnay, senior, outstanding senior sorority member and Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
COUNCIL GROVE: Erik Pracht, freshman, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
DIGHTON: Corey Moomaw, sophomore, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
FRANKFORT: Julie Farrell, 2009 graduate, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
GOODLAND: Gena Myers, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.: Chris Lonergan, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
HAYS: Aaron Bernasconi, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award; Veronica Deines-Hauptman, 2009 graduate, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award; Jayce DeMont, freshman, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award; Kiley Johansen, sophomore, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award; Riana Legleiter, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award; Colleen Pennington, sophomore, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award; and Jennifer Pfannenstiel, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
HILL CITY: Steve Leyerzapf, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
HUDSON: Bruce Figger, sophomore, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
MAIZE: Amanda Herrman, sophomore, outstanding sorority member.
OSKALOOSA: Jason Smelser, senior, outstanding senior fraternity member.
OVERLAND PARK: Nicholas Budd, freshman, outstanding new fraternity member
PERRYTON, Texas: Alma Hidalgo, junior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
PEYTON, Colo.: Lacey Norlander, freshman, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
PROTECTION: Michele Brosius, sophomore, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
RAYMOND: Josh Taylor, junior, outstanding fraternity member and Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
SIMLA, Colo.: Autumn Winters, sophomore, outstanding new sorority member.
St. FRANCIS: Heath Owens, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
THORNTON, Colo.: Adam Rusk, sophomore, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.
WICHITA: Alexandra Walston, senior, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
In addition, for the spring 2009 semester, the Panhellenic Council awarded the highest new member GPA, the highest active member GPA and the highest overall GPA to Delta Zeta. For the fall 2009 semester, Alpha Gamma Delta won the highest new member GPA and the highest overall GPA, and Delta Zeta won the highest active member GPA.

Delta Zeta also received the campus and community involvement award, and Alpha Gamma Delta won the philanthropy and community service award.

The Interfraternity Council awarded the fraternities for the spring 2009 semester. Alpha Gamma Rho won the highest new member GPA, and Sigma Chi won the highest active member GPA and the highest overall GPA. For the fall 2009 semester, Tau Kappa Epsilon won the highest new member GPA, and Sigma Chi won the highest active member GPA and the highest overall GPA.

Sigma Chi also received the campus and community involvement award and the intramural award.

The Dr. Herb Songer Outstanding Chapter Award, which is based on the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork, service and brotherhood and sisterhood. Both Delta Zeta sorority and Sigma Chi fraternity received this award.

Alpha Gamma Delta sorority was named the 2010 Greek Week champions.

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Order of Omega also inducted six new members into the Greek community. Those members are listed by hometown, classification and Greek organization.

BURDEN: Jillian Tatum, senior, Delta Zeta.
GOODLAND: Gena Myers, senior, Delta Zeta.
HAYS: Brett Brungardt, junior, Sigma Chi, and Jennifer Pfannenstiel, senior, Alpha Gamma Delta.
KENESAW, Neb.: Melissa Ramsey, junior, Alpha Gamma Delta.
KENSINGTON: Jared Grauerholz, junior, Alpha Gamma Rho.


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