This year’s accomplishments of the campus fraternities were honored at the 2009-2010 Fraternity Awards Ceremony by Hobart Dean Eugen Baer, Professor of Economics Jo Beth Mertens and Kimberly Kochin, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Fraternity Advisor, who presented the awards.
The President’s Cup for Fraternal Excellence was awarded to Delta Chi, for developing a strong brotherhood through a variety of community service-based activities and academic achievement.
Some of their contributions and accomplishments over the past year include:
- Fundraisers for Asian Tsunami relief
- Car Smash for Cystic Fibrosis Smash
- Bowl for Kids Sake.
- Winning the Medical Missionaries competition that sent supplies to Haiti
- Pool Tournament at the Office of Intercultural Affairs
- Individual scholarly awards and internships
Chi Phi received the Outstanding Contribution to Campus & Community in Citizenship Award, with a consistent record of contributing to both HWS and the Geneva Community in such efforts as Days of Service, Geneva Heroes, the Hope Ball, Geneva Community Lunch Program and numerous other activities.
The Dean Butler Honorary Greek Man of the Year Award was given to A.J. VanHeyst ’11 of Kappa Sigma, who was nominated and voted on by his peers for his contribution to both Kappa Sigma and the Intra-Fraternity Council (IFC), of which he is vice-president. VanHeyst has created a workshop that will be presented during Orientation to first-years on healthy and acceptable guest behaviors in social event situations.
The Academic Achievement Award was granted to Theta Delta Chi (colony) for maintaining a GPA greater than the average of Hobart and other Greek organizations on campus.
At the end of the ceremony, IFC President Zachary Zayac ’11 presented each senior with a silver business card holder embossed with their names and fraternity crest.
“The entire fraternal system continues to shine,” says Kochin, citing the numerous examples of engagement among the Colleges’ Greek organizations, including the recent International Debate Tournament hosted by Kappa Alpha and the Hope for Haiti fundraiser and Relay for Life Kickoff Breakfast organized by Phi Sigma Kappa.
Awards were sponsored by the Office of the President, Student Activities and the IFC. Halex Awards in Geneva created them.