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May 12, 2011

Greeks celebrate accomplishments during Student Affairs Awards Night

The ULM Office of Greek Life held its annual Athenian Awards banquet Wednesday, April 20, in conjunction with Student Affairs Awards Night.

Greek students and chapters were recognized for their outstanding achievements over the last year.

A highlight each year is the awarding of the Overall Chapter Excellence Award, the highest honor any Greek chapter at ULM can receive. The award features a competition in scholarship categories of Service, Alumni Relations, Membership, Campus Involvement, and Chapter Programming.

"The Chapters within the Panhellenic, Interfraternity and National Pan-Hellenic Councils annually compete for these awards to see who the top chapter within their respected council is," said ULM Greek Advisor Keith Hembree.

"The awards are based on the guidelines used in the Fraternity/Sorority Assessment Project that assesses Greek Systems across the country," he said.

"It is great to see members and chapters within our Greek System being recognized for all their hard work and dedication to the university," Hembree said.

"I am very proud of our award winners and congratulate them on an outstanding year."

In addition to their outstanding showing during Greek Week, Student Life also named Pi Kappa Alpha ULM's Organization of the Year for the ninth time in the 12-year history of that award. This year also marked the fraternity's third consecutive All-University Athletic Championship.

Greek Awards were distributed as follows:

National Panhellenic Council Chapter Awards: Campus Involvement Award, Kappa Delta Sorority; Chapter Programming Award, Alumni Relations Award and Overall Sorority Excellence, Phi Mu; Community Service Award, Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

Interfraternity Council Chapter Awards: Community Service Award, Campus Involvement Award, Chapter Programming Award, Alumni Relations Winner and Overall Fraternal Excellence, Pi Kappa Alpha

National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapter Awards: Outstanding Chapter Excellence Awards. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Greek Week results for the academic year were announced as follows:

Blood Drive:

First Place: Phi Mu Fraternity;
Second Place: Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity;
Third Place: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Kickball Tournament:

First Place Fraternity: Pi Kappa Alpha;
Second Place Sorority: Phi Mu;
Offensive MVP: Julie Jones of Kappa Delta Sorority;
Defensive MVP: Jade Ardoin of Phi Mu Fraternity;
ESPN Top 10: Jami Stelly of Kappa Delta Sorority

Greek Games Results:

Walking Wonder: First Place Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha;
First Place Sorority: Phi Mu

Tug-of-War: Fraternity Champion, Pi Kappa Alpha; Sorority Champion: Alpha Omicron Pi

Three-Legged Race: Fraternity Champion, Pi Kappa Alpha; Sorority Champion: Alpha Omicron Pi

Relay Race: First Place Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha; First Place Sorority, Phi Mu

Egg Toss: Fraternity Champion, Will Holoman & Nick Baum of Pi Kappa Alpha; Sorority Champion, Alpha Omicron Pi

Bag-O Toss: Fraternity Champion, Pi Kappa Alpha; Sorority Champion, Kappa Delta

Quiz Bowl: Champion: Caitlyn Olivier of Phi Mu; Runner-up: Melvin Davis of Kappa Alpha Psi

Greek Games Champions: Fraternity Champion: Pi Kappa Alpha; Sorority Champion: Alpha Omicron Pi

Eating Contest: Wing Eating Champion: Omega Psi Phi; Hot Dog Eating Champion: Pi Kappa Alpha; Pie Eating Champion: Alpha Phi Alpha

Spirit Banner Competition: First Place: Kappa Delta Sorority; Second Place: Phi Mu Fraternity; Third Place: Kappa Alpha Order

Greek Tailgating Cook-Off: Mocktail Winner: Phi Mu Fraternity; Dessert Winner: Kappa Delta Sorority; Side Dish Winner: Kappa Alpha Order; Meat/Entrée Winner: Kappa Alpha Order

Athenian Award winners: Outstanding Greeks: Caitlyn Olivier of Phi Mu Fraternity; Phillip Hebert of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity; Angelica Trevison of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity;

Greek Spirit Award: Kathryn Lonsberry, Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

Greek Man of the Year: Montrell Marshall, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Greek Woman of the Year: LaKita Jones, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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