2016 - 2017 Awards

 

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

 
 

Active Alumna Award

 is sponsored by Iris Gordon and is presented to the alumna who, in her character and activities outside of Phi Sigma Sigma, personifies the ideals of the Fraternity. Involvement in community service and activities, and any other related activities associated with the advancement of womanhood, lifelong learning and philanthropic service are considered.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Jayme Watkins, Gamma Sigma Chapter
 
     Jayme’s dedication to service is far reaching in all aspects of her life. Professionally Jayme is the Director of Student Life at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. On campus she advises several students organizations and participates in several philanthropic events within the university. In Ashland, she volunteers and fundraises for the local YMCA and is a founder of the city’s first Rotary Club. She has taken her skills learned as recruitment chair during her collegiate years and has advised the Epsilon Phi and Epsilon Sigma Chapters as their Membership Recruitment Advisor.  
 

 
Honorable Mention
Martha Davis, Iota Zeta Chapter
 

Alumnae Mentoring Award

 was established in honor of Melanie Boone to recognize her ongoing mentoring and advancement of women both within the fraternity and professionally. The award is presented to an alumna who has demonstrated a continued commitment to mentoring. Through her lasting efforts, she will have provided guidance and support, while encouraging the growth and development of women. Specific examples of the successful mentor/mentee relationship should be included on the nomination in order for award consideration and must incorporate mentoring beyond that of the advisor/collegian relationship.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Marcia Monserrat, Delta Kappa Chapter
 
  Marcia has served Phi Sigma Sigma in various roles since her collegiate years at Delta Kappa. One role that she has continued to faithfully serve is that of mentor. Her commitment to the advancement of womanhood is apparent in her support and advising of not only the collegiate chapter, but that of women in her workplace. Marcia serves as the Chief of Staff to the City Manager of Miami Beach and has employed and mentored several women while employed in this role. She strives to empower women to not only succeed and grow in the workplace, but to also in Phi Sigma Sigma.     
 

 

Alumnae Volunteer Emerging Leader Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and was established in honor of Sandy Grossman, for her commitment to encouraging the Fraternity’s progress. The award is presented to an alumna who, in her first three years of volunteer service, has made significant contributions to the Fraternity by promoting and facilitating progress and the Fraternity’s perpetuity. The recipient will demonstrate outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of her continuing activities must be provided. A sister is only eligible to receive this award one time.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Alex Graham, Delta Eta Chapter
 
  Alex is an emerging leader because of her dedication to Phi Sigma Sigma at the international level.  Since graduating Alex has participated on two extension teams (University of New Hampshire and Miami University) and served as a facilitator at Leadership Conference 2017.  In addition, she serves as an Advisory Board Member for Iota Sigma at Farmingdale State University.  She is a role model for members who wonder how they can transition from being a collegian to active alumnae.     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Mary Lopez, Beta Xi Chapter
 
     Mary is an emerging leader because in her short time as a volunteer she has shown her dedication to Phi Sigma Sigma. In the past year Mary has served on the Supreme Council Nomination Task Force which proposed changes to the nomination and election process.  She is also currently serving on the Nomination Committee and the Bylaws committee in which both committees have a direct impact on Phi Sigma Sigma’s success. In addition to these roles she has served on the Kappa Chapter advisory board, working with them remotely, motivating the chapter to meet the campus’s and Phi Sigma Sigma’s deadlines to become a Gold chapter for both organizations and winning multiple campus awards.    
 

 

Beverly Parkes Collegian of the Year Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a collegiate member who, in her activities and character, personifies the ideals of Phi Sigma Sigma. The candidate must be in good standing with her collegiate chapter and university, and give evidence of forwarding the three goals of Phi Sigma Sigma: advancement of womanhood, lifelong learning, and philanthropic service. She shall have achieved a most exemplary record in the last year of her collegiate work, as a senior.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Carly Gibbons, Beta Xi Chapter
 
  
Carly excelled in the position of Risk Management, which she held twice. She came up with strategies for Risk Management that the campus has required other organizations to adopt. In addition to her Phi Sigma Sigma positions, she was also in the Law Society, a Campus Peer Mentor Council Officer, on the Student Advisory Board, a Finance Teaching Assistant and Tutor. She empowered her sisters to take on leadership roles, and worked with office of student services in her major to improve its functions. She is graduating with higher than a 4.0 GPA and is on her way to the University of Virginia for law school in the Fall.
     
 

 

Beverly Parkes Collegian of the Year Award Finalist

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and is presented to five collegiate members who are named as finalists . Each finalist, in her activities and character, personifies the ideals of Phi Sigma Sigma. The candidate must be in good standing with her collegiate chapter and university, and give evidence of forwarding the three goals of Phi Sigma Sigma: advancement of womanhood, lifelong learning, and philanthropic service. She shall have achieved a most exemplary record in the last year of her collegiate work, as a senior.

 
Erika Feinman, Kappa Chapter
Amanda Gatz, Gamma Iota Chapter
Taylor Giaccone, Gamma Zeta Chapter
Patty Roberts, Delta Delta Chapter
 

Certificate of Appreciation

 is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to Phi Sigma Sigma or have assisted the organization in some way through a specific project or action outside of an assigned role.

 
Theta Chapter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Colonization help at Lindenwood University

 
Zeta Zeta Chapter, Quinnipiac University
 Colonization help at the University of New Hampshire

 
Sayeh Saidi, Gamma Pi Chapter
 Colonization help, Lindenwood

 
Alex Graham, Delta Eta Chapter
 Colonization help, UNH

 
Bianca Guest, Gamma Nu Chapter
 Colonization help, UNH

 
Nicole Mutrynowski, Gamma Nu Chapter
 Colonization help, UNH

 
Kymber Belzer, Theta Mu Chapter
 Developing, launching materials for the Fraternity’s officer transition program

 
Rachel King, Iota Zeta Chapter
 Developing, launching materials for the Fraternity’s officer transition program

 
Teresia Greer
 Leadership Conference MC

 
 

Chapter Anniversary Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to collegiate and alumnae chapters every five years in recognition of the anniversary of their chartering.

 
Iota Pi Chapter, Salem State University
5 Years

Iota Iota Chapter, Grand Valley State University
Iota Kappa Chapter, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Iota Mu Chapter, University of New Haven
10 Years

Iota Delta Chapter, Central Connecticut State University
15 Years

Theta Chi Chapter, California State University-Sacramento
20 Years

Zeta Chi Chapter, Stevenson University
Zeta Omicron Chapter, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Zeta Rho Chapter, Fitchburg State University
Zeta Tau Chapter, Loyola University Chicago
25 Years

Delta Chi Chapter, Shippensburg University
Delta Omega Chapter, Pace University
Delta Phi Chapter, Monmouth University
Delta Sigma Chapter, The College at Brockport - State University of New York
Delta Upsilon Chapter, Siena Heights University
30 Years

Delta Eta Chapter, University of Delaware
Delta Zeta Chapter, Stevens Institute of Technology
35 Years

Gamma Iota Chapter, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Gamma Kappa Chapter, Towson University
Gamma Mu Chapter, Clarkson University
40 Years

Beta Upsilon Chapter, American University
55 Years

Pi Chapter, Syracuse University
90 Years

Britany Frazier, Gamma Tau Chapter
Colonization help, Lindenwood

 

Chapter Key Advisor Service Award

 is presented to a key advisor who has successfully completed the duties of her office for a minimum of four consecutive years. A sister is only eligible to receive this award one time.

 
Julie Aldrich, Beta Upsilon Chapter
Rhondi Banta, Delta Mu Chapter
Jill Drehmer, Delta Sigma Chapter
Amanda Engle, Theta Alpha Chapter
Alyssa Ercan, Epsilon Theta Chapter
Caitlin Loftus, Zeta Xi Chapter
Theresa Mink, Xi Chapter
Kristen Orthman, Beta Upsilon Chapter
Megan Simms, Theta Iota Chapter
 

Collegiate Chapter Alumnae Program Award

 is sponsored by the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter and is presented to the collegiate chapter that has been outstanding in its efforts to reach out to alumnae and keep them involved.

 
Theta Upsilon Chapter, University of La Verne
Xi Chapter, Temple University
 

Collegiate Chapter Health and Wellness Award

 is sponsored by Clara Gillman and is presented to the collegiate chapter that strives to improve the health and wellness of its members through outstanding programming with an emphasis on both physical and emotional well-being.

 
Gamma Nu Chapter, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
 

Collegiate Chapter Lifelong Learning Award

 is sponsored by Emily Cunningham and is presented to the collegiate chapter that through their programming supports the pursuit of knowledge for either scholastic or professional endeavors.

 
Theta Chapter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 

Collegiate Chapter Marketing and Communications Award

 is sponsored by Wendy Lau and is presented to the collegiate chapter that implements the most constructive and proactive marketing and communications program.

 
Xi Chapter, Temple University
 

Collegiate Chapter Membership Recruitment Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to collegiate chapters that have recruited to their maximum potential size for the academic year.

 
Delta Iota Chapter, Central Michigan University
Gamma Nu Chapter, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Theta Delta Chapter, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Honorable Mention
Delta Theta Chapter, Oakland University
 

Collegiate Chapter Panhellenic Award

 is presented to the Phi Sigma Sigma collegiate chapter that made the most valuable contribution to its College Panhellenic or Interfraternity/Greek Council. Chapters that are the only sorority on their campus are still eligible if they work within an Interfraternity/Greek Council promoting Greek cooperation and spirit.

 
Theta Delta Chapter, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

Collegiate Chapter Philanthropic Impact Award

 is sponsored by Breny Garcia and presented to the chapter that demonstrates excellence in philanthropic fundraising while having a significant positive impact on its community through the fundraising activities.

 
Delta Eta Chapter, University of Delaware
 
Honorable Mention
Beta Eta Chapter, Pennsylvania State University
 

Collegiate Chapter Progress Award

 is sponsored by Chris Senseney and is presented to the collegiate chapter showing the greatest progress over a two-year period with regard to membership recruitment, member orientation, academic excellence, Fraternity education, social programming and personal wellness programming. In addition, the chapter shall have at least 80% report compliance.

 
Epsilon Alpha Chapter, Illinois State University
Zeta Zeta Chapter, Quinnipiac University
 

Collegiate Chapter Risk Reduction Award

 recognizes the collegiate chapter that demonstrated outstanding performance in risk management and risk reduction through chapter programming, adherence to Fraternity policies and cooperation with the Fraternity.

 
Epsilon Zeta Chapter, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
 

Collegiate Chapter Ritual Award

 was established in honor of Louise Kriegsman Kier Zirretta and is presented to the collegiate chapter that has gained full benefit from the ritual of Phi Sigma Sigma, through both knowledge and understanding of ritual.

 
Zeta Zeta Chapter, Quinnipiac University
 

Collegiate Chapter Scholarship Award

 is presented to the collegiate chapter that has placed first in scholarship for the past year (two consecutive semesters/terms) among all sororities on its campus. Chapters on campuses where Phi Sigma Sigma is the only sorority are not eligible.

 
Gamma Nu Chapter, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
 

Collegiate Chapter School and College Readiness Support Award

  is presented to the chapter that most fully embraces Phi Sigma Sigma’s philanthropic cause through its service and philanthropic efforts.

 
Pi Chapter, Syracuse University
 

Collegiate Chapter Service and Philanthropy Award

 is sponsored by Bobbi Ossip and presented to the chapter that participates most fully in Fraternity, campus and/or local service and philanthropy activities.

 
Iota Iota Chapter, Grand Valley State University
 
Honorable Mention
Delta Kappa Chapter, Florida International University
 

Collegiate Chapter Sisterhood Award

 is sponsored by Clara Gillman and is presented to the chapter that best promotes the development of its members by encouraging involvement and harmony among all of the sisters (new members and initiated members).

 
Pi Chapter, Syracuse University
 
Honorable Mention
Epsilon Omicron Chapter, St. John's University
 

Collegiate Chapter Technology Award

 was established in honor of Linda Beavin. The award is sponsored by Clara Gillman and is presented to the chapter that best uses technology to further the perpetuity of the chapter in areas such as recruitment, philanthropy, alumnae and family outreach, communication and administration.

 
Delta Eta Chapter, University of Delaware
 

Committee Chairman Dangle

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a committee/task force chairman after she has successfully served two full years in office. A sister is only eligible to receive the dangle one time.

 
Wendy Lau, Theta Upsilon Chapter
 

Fraternity Service Award

 is presented to an alumna who has served the Fraternity in a volunteer or staff capacity for Phi Sigma Sigma, Inc. the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, and/or the National Housing Corporation. The award is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and presented following the cumulative completion of five years of service, and every five years thereafter.

 
Julie Anaya, Theta Mu Chapter
Rhondi Banta, Delta Mu Chapter
Lesly Barrie, Zeta Eta Chapter
5 Years

Courtney Bredeson, Theta Chi Chapter
5 years

Crystal Bridges, Delta Delta Chapter
Ashley Cooper, Delta Theta Chapter
Jill Drehmer, Delta Sigma Chapter
Amanda Engle, Theta Alpha Chapter
Alyssa Ercan, Epsilon Theta Chapter
Sara Faulkner, Theta Sigma Chapter
Ali Fee, Delta Eta Chapter
Chris Fillmore, Beta Chapter
Britany Frazier, Gamma Tau Chapter
Shelby Geller, Kappa Chapter
Alexa Georgakopoulos, Gamma Zeta Chapter
Bianca Guest, Gamma Nu Chapter
Sarah Hackley, Gamma Sigma Chapter
Krista Herring, Iota Kappa Chapter
Kara Holton, Delta Iota Chapter
Desi Kingston, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter
Preeti Korvadi, Theta Chapter
Cat Larkin, Theta Epsilon Chapter
Meghan Lippman, Delta Beta Chapter
Adriana Matos Desautels, Zeta Nu Chapter
Shannon McCabe, Iota Zeta Chapter
Erin McMichael, Gamma Gamma Chapter
Rachel Merling, Iota Kappa Chapter
Andrea Moreira, Delta Kappa Chapter
Janine Neal, Delta Upsilon Chapter
Sarah Obaidee, Zeta Alpha Chapter
Deby Philbrick, Delta Beta Chapter
Norma Popper, Beta Theta Chapter
Alyse Redman, Theta Psi Chapter
Kristina Ricci, Theta Chi Chapter
Sarah Ruzzin, Delta Theta Chapter
Amanda Shuey, Gamma Nu Chapter
Lindsay Siolka, Iota Zeta Chapter
Gemi Weaver, Iota Eta Chapter
Megan Williams, Iota Epsilon Chapter
5 Years

Natalia Akin, Pi Chapter
Sherri Bolen, Theta Chapter
Mfon Boyce, Iota Eta Chapter
Emily DeCarlo, Pi Chapter
Laura Gerhard, Delta Iota Chapter
Kim Gilliom, Theta Eta Chapter
Frances Guthrie, Kappa Chapter
Barb Hall, Iota Epsilon Chapter
Melanie Hirsch, Theta Eta Chapter
LaNette Ingram, Delta Iota Chapter
Erika Jacquez, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter
Missy Kahan, Gamma Iota Chapter
Lorna Luedtke, Theta Chapter
Kerry Nicollet, Delta Xi Chapter
Julie Parker, Zeta Eta Chapter
Missy Ricketts, Theta Psi Chapter
Tracy Lee Sievers, Iota Beta Chapter
Jane Treacy, Beta Xi Chapter
Geneva Williams, Iota Gamma Chapter
Erica Willis, Epsilon Iota Chapter
Cara Wood, Kappa Chapter
10 Years

Robin Althaver, Theta Iota Chapter
Felicia Felton, Delta Theta Chapter
Mary Elizabeth Gantz, Xi Chapter
Barbara Glas, Delta Psi Chapter
Katie Herschede, Gamma Tau Chapter
Candace Hogan, Gamma Nu Chapter
Kelly Kamman, Delta Theta Chapter
Nicole Karris, Delta Theta Chapter
Bonnie Kuncl, Theta Chapter
Claire Lippolis, Delta Zeta Chapter
Clarissa Lonn-Nichols, Theta Mu Chapter
Julie Orchard, Delta Sigma Chapter
Erin Patterson, Epsilon Delta Chapter
Vicki Seaton, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter
Jodi Smith, Delta Beta Chapter
Carolyn Veek, Iota Gamma Chapter
Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Epsilon Delta Chapter
Missy Volkman, Zeta Kappa Chapter
Julie Westenfeld, Epsilon Beta Chapter
15 Years

Michelle Bayer, Zeta Gamma Chapter
Jenny Bernard, Delta Psi Chapter
Cindy DeNormandie, Zeta Tau Chapter
Wendy Lau, Theta Upsilon Chapter
Wendy Mortimer, Gamma Xi Chapter
Becca Rice, Epsilon Alpha Chapter
Melissa Urrunaga, Epsilon Sigma Chapter
20 Years

Lia Burrows, Delta Tau Chapter
Dotti Shields, Epsilon Beta Chapter
Ellen Smith, Beta Psi Chapter
25 Years

Gina Kerley, Delta Gamma Chapter
Diane Spatz, Nu Chapter
30 Years

Linda Beavin, Beta Rho Chapter
35 Years

 

Individual Academic Excellence Award

 is presented to collegiate and alumnae sisters who maintain a 3.68 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for two consecutive semesters.

 
Claudia Carollo, Iota Rho Chapter
Emily DeMarco, Iota Rho Chapter
Stephanie Fowler, Theta Eta Chapter
Lauren Fuhrman, Iota Rho Chapter
Jessica Grabinsky, Gamma Iota Chapter
Cassidy Hess, Epsilon Zeta Chapter
McKenzie Horn, Delta Chi Chapter
Erin Kinney, Delta Delta Chapter
Alexandra Lewis, Gamma Psi Chapter
Elizabeth McDevitt, Zeta Gamma Chapter
Emily Nelson, Iota Beta Chapter
Kailyn Nelson, Delta Delta Chapter
Maddie Pochettino, Iota Rho Chapter
Rebecca Rosenblatt, Xi Chapter
Rachael Walker, Xi Chapter
Sophie Werner, Iota Rho Chapter
 

Individual Alumnae Panhellenic Award

 is sponsored by Mary Papamarkou and is presented to the Phi Sigma Sigma alumna who has made the most valuable contribution to her local Alumnae Panhellenic. She shall regularly attend functions, meaningfully contribute to the success of the local College Panhellenic/Greek Council, demonstrate commitment to promoting Greek cooperation and spirit and contribute to fundraising activity.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Heather Kelley, Beta Psi Chapter
 
  Heather has been attending regular meetings of the Philadelphia Area Alumnae Panhellenic (PAAP) since 2015 as the Philadelphia Alumnae chapter’s delegate.  Heather is currently serving as the Scholarship Chair for PAAP, which must plan the PAAP Annual Spring Scholarship luncheon.  Planning the luncheon required immense planning, cooperation, unity and spirit working with multiple local alumnae chapters with differing interests.  The luncheon was the largest attended in the last 3 years and raised hundreds of dollars more than luncheons in previous years increasing the funding of scholarships by the Alumnae Panhellenic.  Through Heather’s dedication and success she has represented Phi Sigma Sigma and PAAP with class and grace.     
 

 

Individual Collegian Panhellenic Award

 is sponsored by Cara Wood and is presented to the Phi Sigma Sigma sister who made the most valuable contribution to her College Panhellenic/Greek Council, based on continuous attendance at meetings, meaningful contribution to the success of the Panhellenic/Interfraternity Council and contribution to fundraising within the Panhellenic/Interfraternity Council. Members of chapters that are the only sorority on their campus are still eligible if they work within an Interfraternity or Greek Council promoting Greek cooperation and spirit.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Rachel Janovsky, Theta Chapter
 
     Rachel has served as an active member of the chapter since her initiation and has contributed significantly to the Greek community at large. During her sophomore year, she assisted the membership recruitment chair and obtained a leadership position on the College Panhellenic board. Through her active services as a volunteer, Rachel devoted herself to helping others and spearheaded the university’s Grad School Testing Reimbursement Program that encouraged women to continue their education by providing funding to pay for entrance exams. Through the program, 27 female recipients who were struggling financially were awarded financial support.  
 

 
Honorable Mention
Nicole Greisl, Theta Gamma Chapter
Paige Morrow, Kappa Chapter
Robyn Quartararo, Gamma Iota Chapter
 

Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Archon of the Year Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to the collegiate chapter archon deemed by the grand archon to be the most outstanding based on her contributions to the chapter and her relationship with the Fraternity. She shall have successfully completed one full term as archon.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Olivia Snyder, Delta Theta Chapter
 
  Elected as archon of the Delta Theta chapter midterm, Olivia demonstrated her unwavering support for the chapter and fraternity by working tirelessly with two executive boards and serving as a guiding light for the women in her chapter. She went above and beyond the responsibilities of archon to ensure the chapter’s overall morale was improved and exemplifies outstanding contributions to the chapter and her relationship with the Fraternity.     
 

 

Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Archon of the Year Award Finalist

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to the collegiate chapter archon deemed by the grand archon to be the most outstanding based on her contributions to the chapter and her relationship with the Fraternity.

 
Caitlyn Aborn, Iota Pi Chapter
Katherine Ismen, Epsilon Zeta Chapter
Courtney Kent, Zeta Zeta Chapter
Shelby Kresge, Zeta Gamma Chapter
 

Josette George Kaufman Interfraternal Service Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and presented to an individual who has through their interfraternal contributions brought honor, distinction and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Sigma at the National or International level

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Ginny Carroll
 
     Ginny, the founder of Circle of Sisterhood and sorority woman, has spent more than 25 years specializing in management and consulting to ensure programmatic excellence. In addition to being the part time Executive Director of Circle of Sisterhood, she also is the Principle of her own consulting firm. She is a firm believer in the power of positive change and inspires Panhellenic women to bring awareness and solutions to educating young girls and women throughout the world - because every girl in the world deserves the opportunity to receive an education. Ginny is a strong proponent of the Greek experience and believes in the value of the sorority experience, as well as power of the larger sorority community that will make the world a better place for girls and women.  
 

 

Most Improved Membership Recruitment Program Award

 is presented to the collegiate chapter that has improved its program the most during two consecutive years.

 
Zeta Tau Chapter, Loyola University Chicago
 

Once, Always Award

 The Once, Always Award is sponsored by the Fraternity and presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma outstanding alumna volunteer who has proven that Phi Sigma Sigma remains a lifelong, meaningful commitment beyond her collegiate years and continues to make a significant impact within the Fraternity in accordance with our mission. She is faithful in her service, gives selflessly, and is passionately committed to the advancement of the Fraternity.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Jenny Bernard, Delta Psi Chapter
 
  Jenny has been a Fraternity volunteer since graduation. She has sat on various committees including the Election Process Committee and the Chapter Housing Committee. She has been a member and President of the local Housing Corporation and served as the Co-Chairman for the Convention Task Force this past fall. She currently volunteers her time on two committees, the Nominating Committee and the Awards and Standards Committee, where she goes above and beyond the call of duty.     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Shelly Leritz, Delta Delta Chapter
 
     Shelly has been volunteering in many capacities since graduation. She was a Leadership Development Consultant, a member of various task forces and committees, including Chapter Excellence, and has been chairman of several committee including ISB, Awards & Standards, and currently is the Bylaws Chairman. This past year she dedicated much of her time to help many chapters with constitution changes and revisions.  
 

 

Order of the Sapphire Award

 is sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and was established in honor of Kim Hildred. The award is presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma alumna sister whose actions embody the spirit and dedication of a true leader and motivator. She shall have a consistent track record for more than a five-year period on the international level. The recipient must demonstrate all eight qualities as follows: Skills, Achievement, Perspective, Perpetuity, Honor, Influence, Responsiveness, and Experience.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Marianne Cohen, Delta Beta Chapter
 
  Marianne is a dedicated volunteer that has spent the last several years serving the Foundation in various roles, including Director and Vice President. She currently leads the Foundation Special Events Committee and is the Co-Chair of the Election and Nomination Process Task Force. In the past, Marianne took on the enormous task as Chairman of the Convention Committee and served as the Chapter Key Advisor for Zeta Delta at Bentley University. Marianne has not missed a Phi Sigma Sigma event since becoming an alumna.     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Wendy Lau, Theta Upsilon Chapter
 
     Wendy has been a dedicated volunteer since graduation. From dedicated Theta Upsilon CKA to Task Force Member and currently, as Vice Grand Archon Finance on Supreme Council, she has helped to improve Headquarters hiring process using her skills as an attorney with litigation and employment experience. She serves as a trustee to her alma mater, University of La Verne, bringing valuable perspective to Board’s deliberations on many issues, advocates volunteerism, especially in PSS, and uses her experience and standing in this organization to positively influence the members. This past year she made Partner at her law firm, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP  
 

 

Outstanding Advisory Board Member Award

 is sponsored by Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg and is presented to a collegiate chapter advisory board member who has, through her service and dedication to a collegiate chapter, significantly improved the quality of its sisterhood. She must be a member of the advisory board for at least two consecutive years, support the efforts of the chapter key advisor and contribute to the success of the chapter.

 
Courtney McKay, Epsilon Alpha Chapter
 

Outstanding Chapter Key Advisor Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a chapter key advisor who has, through her service and dedication to a collegiate chapter, significantly improved the quality of its sisterhood. She shall provide ongoing and regular guidance to the chapter, communicate regularly with Fraternity personnel and Headquarters staff and contribute to the chapter’s overall success.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Beth Davis, Xi Chapter
 
  Beth exudes an enthusiasm for advising her chapter that shows no sign of slowing down. She strives to encourage the women of the chapter to take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities by not only encouraging them, but supporting them during their collegiate experiences. Beth displays a selfless and committed attitude in mentoring not only her collegiate women, but by volunteering her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters and with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Lia Ham, Epsilon Beta Chapter
 
     Lia has dedicated so much of her time to Zeta Omega. The university has made a lot of changes this year, and Lia has been there to help the chapter every step of the way. Lia was extremely involved with helping the chapter plan a successful state day in Fall 2016. She has been an advocate for the chapter, and has made sure that the chapter was provided with the resources they need to be successful and make significant operational changes. Lia also mentors a strong advisory board that has also contributed to the chapter’s growth over the past year.  
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Melanie Hirsch, Theta Eta Chapter
 
  Melanie goes above and beyond for Epsilon Omicron. She was present for all rounds of recruitment and helped to ensure a successful experience, not only for the Potential New Members, but for the chapter as well. Melanie has done an excellent job transitioning the chapter from a mid-size, 60-member chapter to a chapter with close to 100 members following spring 2017 recruitment; by far, the largest they have ever been. She has also mentored and encouraged the women in the chapter to run for leadership positions on campus. With Melanie’s support, a member of Epsilon Omicron has been voted Panhellenic President for 2017-2018. Melanie has also helped the chapter strengthen their sisterhood over the past couple of years, which has led to their incredible retention rates.     
 

 
Honorable Mention
Amy Smith, Xi Chapter
 

Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to the collegiate chapter that is most outstanding within the Fraternity and on its campus.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Gamma Nu Chapter, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
 
 
  Gamma Nu, Rutgers University
The chapter GPA is a 3.207
They are ranked 3 of 8 chapters according to Maximum Recruitment Potential
Their 2016-2017 Foundation donation was $33,942.90
Have won Outstanding Collegiate Chapter in for the last 4 years
Top fundraiser for Dance Marathon, put on by the school
Worked with Circle of Sisterhood to raise money and build a school in Haiti
  
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Pi Chapter, Syracuse University
 
 
  The chapter GPA is a 3.5
They are ranked 7 of 13 chapters according to Maximum Recruitment Potential
Their 2016-2017 Foundation donation was $8,367
Held the largest backpack drive of all Phi Sigma Sigma chapters
Won Outstanding Collegiate Chapter in 2015
Annual signature event, Phi Sig Inferno has been an event model for many chapters
Committed Advisory Board and Recruitment Team
Strong sisterhood is a great model for 200+ chapters
Provides and ideal sorority experience
  
 

 

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to the collegiate chapter faculty advisor who through his/her efforts strengthens a Phi Sigma Sigma chapter.

 
Jennifer Gerometta
Brittany Profit- Rheinwald
Danielle Schrama
 

Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity in honor of the Executive Director. It is presented to the Fraternity/Sorority advisor who through her/his efforts strengthens a Phi Sigma Sigma chapter.

 
Kahlin McKeown
 

Outstanding Signature Event Award

 is presented to the collegiate chapter who plans and executes the event deemed most creative.
Guidelines:
• Fulfills at least one core value
• Includes participation of others outside of immediate members (e.g., parents, alumnae, other chapters, campus or community organization, etc.) or impacts others outside of the immediate membership
• Has a minimum of 80% chapter participation


 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Theta Chapter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
 
  The Theta chapter at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign hosted their 4th annual golf tournament that raises funds for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation this past year. This event is very well known on campus where fraternities, sororities, and parents participate. The chapter hosts spaghetti dinners leading up to the event and has raised a total of $3800 from this event alone.  
 

 

Pyramid Award

 Phi Sigma Sigma’s highest honor is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented in recognition of outstanding service to the Fraternity on all levels. Such service shall be demonstrated on an ongoing basis over a period of time, or be of such magnitude that even though the service has not been demonstrated over time, the impact and degree of such service warrants this most prestigious award.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Gina Kerley, Delta Gamma Chapter
 
  Gina has been a beloved sister and volunteer for 30 years. She has held various positions on Supreme Council, and has been a member of many committees including Extension, Fundraising, and Finance. She was the Chairman of the Bylaws Committee and apart of several colonizations and was the Chapter Key Advisor to the Epsilon Delta Chapter at Chapman University. She is currently the NPC Delegate, representing Phi Sigma Sigma within the National Panhellenic Community. She also serves as the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and has worked tirelessly to better the nomination and election process.     
 

 

Rudolph Memorial Award

 was established by Past Grand Archon Veachey Bloom in memory of her mother and sister. The award is sponsored by Veachey Bloom and is presented to the collegiate chapter that has undertaken any activity above and beyond the required program of the chapter, which has brought honor, distinction and prestige to the name of Phi Sigma Sigma, and received publicity for such activities within the campus and/or local community or on the Fraternity level.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Gamma Nu Chapter, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
 
 
  The Gamma Nu chapter at Rutgers University worked with Circle of sisterhood to build a school this past May.  
 

 

Sigma Society

 recognizes Phi Sigma Sigma sisters achieving academic excellence. Applicants must be at least second semester juniors and possess a cumulative GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. Inductees are selected based on academic excellence and campus and Fraternity involvement.

 
Brenda Alderete, Zeta Zeta Chapter
Kaselyn Hart, Epsilon Psi Chapter
Stephanie Jickess, Theta Gamma Chapter
Sarah Klinger, Theta Alpha Chapter
Marilyn Miller, Delta Chi Chapter
Carlie Mullin, Epsilon Chi Chapter
Emily Nelson, Iota Beta Chapter
Katelyn Saxe, Delta Delta Chapter
Emily Wagner, Delta Chi Chapter
Rachel Wellman-Benedict, Delta Upsilon Chapter
 

Sisterhood Award

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma sister or sisters for service, devotion in action and belief, and going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the sorority outside of an assigned role.

 

 

Award Spotlight

 
Britta Buss, Epsilon Alpha Chapter
 
  As a former chapter key advisor to the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Illinois State University, Britta was a dedicated advisor. Serving a strong mentor and guiding force for the chapter during both the good and challenging times. thought she had the make the tough decision to step down as serving as chapter key advisor, Britta sought out opportunities to serve the Fraternity while she completes her MBA, builds her dream home, and continues to excel in her professional life. this past year, she worked with several sisters to develop officer transition materials to ensure a smooth and effective officer transition period. She provides sound counsel to many volunteers and continues to support Phi Sigma Sigma in any way she can.     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Whitney Sherwood, Iota Iota Chapter
 
     Whitney has dedicated her time to helping with the Lindenwood colonization. She provided recruitment support during the Spring that was crucial in ensuring there was adequate coverage. She has already volunteered to serve on the James Madison University colonization team and has been an asset in her current role on the Volunteer Placement Task Force.  
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Erin Sweeney, Beta Delta Chapter
 
  It is fair to say that Erin is a legit super hero. Her dedication to the Fraternity and willingness to dedicate her immense talent has resulted in the savings of hundreds of thousand of dollars in legal fees. She, along with other counsel, single handily, ensures Phi Sigma Sigma exposure to litigation is narrow, if it exists, but more importantly Erin's passion and drive to ensure that Phi Sigma Sigma continues to provide a premiere membership experience allows for the Fraternity to benefit from a great legal mind. Much of Erin's work is done in the shadows, as we don't widely publicize the lawsuits and legal issues we are able to successful avert, minimize, or beat back due to Erin's legal prowess. She also goes to great lengths to push the Fraternity to adopt or revise policies and positions that remain true to our founding as a progressive womens organization     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Helen Vassallo, Gamma Iota Chapter
 
     Helen has been the Faculty Advisor for Gamma Iota since 1984, where she has empowered and inspired women for several decades. She attends retreats, shows compassion and gives quality advice, and encourages everyone to be apart of the change. Her consistency and dedication to this volunteer role is much deserving of the Sisterhood Award.  
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Jen Wilson, Delta Delta Chapter
 
  Jen has been a volunteer for over 10 years. Her past roles include the Achieve Task force and Committee, a member of the Delta Delta Advisory Board, and serving on the Theta Recolonization Task Force. Her most recent role has been as a Supreme Council Director for the last 4 years. On Supreme Council she has been invaluable for improving the process for hiring and training through her professional experience in HR, training, and development. She has also been a driver on the Nominations and Elections Task Force, as well as the Alumnae Dues and Voting Privileges Working Group.     
 


 

Award Spotlight

 
Melanie Wroblewski, Zeta Gamma Chapter
 
     Melanie has done amazing work leading the task force on volunteer talent development amd in her service with the volunteer training committee. She also provided her assistance developing leadership conference programming. She is currently the Chairman of the task force on Volunteer Placement. She is always available to provide counsel in the human resources arena and has provided support to chapters in difficult times.  
 

 

Supreme Council Dangle

 is sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity and is presented to a Supreme Council officer after she has successfully served two full years in office.

 
Breny Garcia, Delta Kappa Chapter
Tess Stovall, Kappa Chapter