August 29, 2023

2023 National Convention Awards

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The National Council extends congratulations to these members and chapters for receiving the following awards at the 2023 National Convention and Everlasting Sisterhood Event, held at the Signia by Hilton at Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida on July 27-30, 2023.

2023 National Convention Individual Awards

ACHOTH AWARD

This award shall be given to alumnae who have demonstrated long and faithful service by their continued loyalty to Delta Zeta particularly in their local communities.

Award Winners:

  • Deborah Nohstadt Clayton, Epsilon Omicron, Western Illinois University
  • Connie Dicken, Delta, DePauw University
  • Marlo Dorsey, Xi Phi, University of Missouri/Kansas City
  • Vicki Frydrych Dukehart, Alpha Theta, University of Kentucky
  • Carolee Lewis Followill, Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama
  • Erin Kallus Hasbrouck, Delta Theta, University of Houston
  • Dalisha Herring, Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama
  • Andrea Marsala, Gamma Lambda, San Jose State University
  • Christine Martin, Beta Tau, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Donna Baird Martin, Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama
  • Peggy Hewing McCarty, Alpha Beta, University of Illinois
  • Laura McCunn-Jordan, Alpha Rho, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Doretta Pugh Osburn, Theta Xi, Glenville State College
  • Dee Blaisdell Siburt, Gamma Tau, Bowling Green State University
  • Sheryl Kudy Trick, Epsilon Upsilon, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Kimberlee Butte Turner, Beta Gamma, University of Louisville

ALICE C. HUENEFELD AWARD

This award shall be presented to an outstanding College Chapter Director.

Award Winner:

  • Jennifer Raabe Walters, Zeta Phi, Slippery Rock University

FLORENCE HOOD MINER AWARD

This award shall be given to members of Delta Zeta who in their junior year made the greatest contribution to their college, chapter and Delta Zeta through outstanding leadership on the campus, while maintaining a good academic record.

Award Winners:

  • Sarah Arafat, Lambda Kappa, University of Alabama/Huntsville
  • Gabrielle Barker, Xi Upsilon, Northeastern University
  • Rebecca Haight, Iota Delta, PennWest/Edinboro
  • Emma Hopkins, Zeta Pi, University of Georgia
  • Ella Schnake, Delta Sigma, Truman State University
  • Kennedy Trypus, Rho Alpha, Murray State University

GRACE MASON LUNDY AWARD

This award shall be presented to senior members of Delta Zeta who throughout their college years have given greatest evidence of loyalty, devotion and service to their chapters and to the Sorority.

Award Winners:

  • Cienna Baka, Alpha Rho, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Becca Boen, Theta Eta, Creighton University
  • Marina DiPiazza, Xi Upsilon, Northeastern University
  • Harper Hawk, Alpha Gamma, University of Alabama
  • Ashley Parde, Beta Tau, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Anna Trahan, Lambda Kappa, University of Alabama/Huntsville

2023 National Convention Chapter Awards

CARYATIDES AWARD

This award shall be presented to six chapters with an outstanding New Member Education Program.

Award Winners:

  • Beta Delta, University of South Carolina
  • Beta Lambda, University of Tennessee/Knoxville
  • Beta Tau, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Delta Tau, Temple University
  • Lambda Sigma, Winthrop University
  • Lambda Theta, Michigan Technological University

MARGARET HUENEFELD PEASE COUNCIL AWARD

This award shall be presented to an outstanding small alumnae chapter who has excelled in creating an outstanding chapter culture and member experience.

Award Winner:

  • Columbia/Mid-Missouri Alumnae Chapter

MYRTLE GRAETER HINKLY COUNCIL AWARD

This award shall be presented to an outstanding large alumnae chapter that has excelled in creating an outstanding chapter culture and member experience.

Award Winner:

  • Greenville Alumnae Chapter

BETTY HEUSCH AGLER PRESIDENT’S AWARD

This award shall be given to a chapter or chapters which have handled an unusual/critical situation in an exemplary manner.

Award Winner:

  • Pi Kappa, University of Idaho

GERTRUDE HOUK FARISS AWARD

This award shall be presented to a collegiate and alumnae chapter for outstanding joint programming.

Award Winners:

  • Beta Gamma, University of Louisville
  • Louisville Alumnae Chapter

ADELAIDE SEE LOVING CUP

The Adelaide See Loving Cup shall be given to the chapter which has shown unusual improvement. This marked improvement in a key strategic area will be determined by National Council.

Award Winners:

  • Gamma Nu, Eastern Illinois University
  • Iota Theta, Mansfield University

GENEVIEVE SCHMITT MEMORIAL PLAQUE

This plaque shall be given to the college chapter with the highest academic rating.

Award Winner:

  • Xi Upsilon, Northeastern University

HERITAGE CUP AWARD

The Heritage Cup shall be presented to the college and/or alumnae chapter which has donated the most financially to the Delta Zeta National Historical Museum in Oxford, Ohio.

Award Winner:

  • Gamma Delta, Pennsylvania State University

ALUMNAE CHAPTER EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award shall be presented to a chapter or chapters that have excelled in the areas of membership engagement, alumnae panhellenics, collegiate relations, programming and philanthropy.

Award Winners:

  • Athens Area Alumnae Chapter
  • Greater Seattle Alumnae Chapter
  • Greater Nashville Alumnae Chapter
  • Louisville Alumnae Chapter
  • Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

CREST AWARD

The Crest Award shall be presented to an outstanding chapter or chapters that have excelled in creating an outstanding chapter culture and member experience beyond the standard requirements.

Award Winners:

  • Beta Gamma, University of Louisville
  • Gamma Delta, Pennsylvania State University
  • Kappa Alpha, Nicholls State University
  • Lambda Theta, Michigan Technological University
  • Pi Epsilon, Clemson University
  • Zeta Phi, Slippery Rock University

FOUNDERS AWARD

The Founders Award shall be given to the chapter or chapters with a high record of achievement over the previous two-year period. This award or awards shall be given by National Council when merited. Eligible chapters shall be judged on membership, financial standing, cooperation, college programs, philanthropies and standing on campus.

Award Winners:

  • Beta Gamma, University of Louisville
  • Gamma Delta, Pennsylvania State University
  • Kappa Alpha, Nicholls State University
  • Pi Epsilon, Clemson University

COUNCIL AWARD

This award shall be presented by National Council, when merited, to a chapter or chapters for six consecutive years of high achievement. 

Award Winner:

  • Gamma Delta, Pennsylvania State University

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