Christopher Edwards ’13, who serves as the president of Delta Chi fraternity, recently received the Outstanding “A” award from the National Delta Chi Fraternity during the Region VII Leadership Conference in Massachusetts. The award recognizes an outstanding Delta Chi fraternity president.
“While I am personally humbled and wish I had been there to have received the award, it is something that is not only shared with my brotherhood but also with the many individuals involved in making our Greek System thrive,” says Edwards, noting that Delta Chi House Manager Nick D’Alberto ’13 received the award on his behalf. “The fact that our national office chose me out of every other chapter, including the founding chapter at Cornell, shows that Hobart breeds leadership.”
Chosen out of a pool of 13 eligible chapter presidents, Edwards is the first Hobart chapter president to receive this award.
Director of Student Activities Robert Pool, who has more than 15 years as a Greek adviser, says Edwards has an impressive ability to lead. “In my opinion, Christopher Edwards epitomizes leadership,” he says.
Nate Ginnetty ’12, who is a Delta Chi brother, agrees that Edwards has distinguished himself as president and deserves the award.
“When a Delta Chi assumes this leadership position, he must demonstrate many virtues, especially prudence and perseverance, constantly in the service of his fraternity,” explains Ginnetty. “Accepting this demanding mantle in the semester following his initiation, Chris took on this responsibility and excelled.”
This semester, Edwards, an international relations major with an economics minor, is studying abroad in Beijing, China. He has volunteered with Partners for World Health, a non-profit in Portland, Ore. that donates medical supplies to developing countries.
Founded in 1948, the Hobart Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity is recognized both nationally and internationally as the longest running Delta Chi chapter since the fraternity’s creation at Cornell in 1890. The members of the Hobart Chapter exemplify the organization’s four basic principles: the promotion of friendship, the development of character, the advancement of justice and the assistance in the acquisition of a sound education. The brothers of Delta Chi are among the most prominent members of Hobart College, participating in varsity, club, and intramural sports, community service, and honor societies. The success of Delta Chi has hinged on the continued recruitment of excellence and the support of experienced alumni from the local national and international level.