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UW-Eau Claire Announces Awards for Achievement in Greek Societies

RELEASED: May 24, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire social Greek fraternities and sororities announced this year's award winners for achievement in various categories at the 2005 Greek Awards Ceremony, held May 10.

Alpha Xi Delta was recognized for being the sorority with the largest percentage of members with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Sixty-nine percent of its members fell into this category. Alpha Xi Delta member Claire Jadin, Shioctin, was recognized for being the sorority member with the highest fall GPA. Alpha Xi Delta also was recognized for being the social sorority with the highest overall cumulative GPA.

Laura Olson, Shoreview, Minn., is president of Alpha Xi Delta, which also received, for the second year in a row, the Service Award, which recognizes outstanding chapter contributions to philanthropic efforts on campus and in the community. Alpha Xi Delta also received the Founders Award, which recognizes outstanding levels of achievement in alumni relations activities, including newsletters, support of scholarships and social events.

Phi Gamma Delta was recognized for being the social fraternity with the largest percentage of members with a 3.0 or higher. Forty-seven percent of its members were in this category. Phi Gamma Delta member Reed Pecha, Eau Claire, was recognized as the fraternity member with the highest GPA for the fall semester. Phi Gamma Delta also was recognized for being the social fraternity with the highest overall cumulative GPA. Anders Bloomquist, Virginia, Minn., is president of Phi Gamma Delta.

The Blugold Award is presented to the chapter that has demonstrated outstanding levels of campus involvement. This year the sororities Delta Zeta and Sigma Sigma Sigma tied for the Blugold Award. Amber Weeks, Prairie du Chien, is president of Delta Zeta; Natasha Bouton, Janesville, is president of Sigma Sigma Sigma.

The Chapter Standards of Excellence Award is presented annually to the organization that has attained and upheld its chapter's ideals and values. This year, both Delta Zeta and the fraternity Phi Sigma Phi were recognized for their exemplary performance in putting national ideals into everyday practice. Kyle Newton, Franklin, is president of Phi Sigma Phi.

The Torch Achievement Award is given annually to the chapter that has attained outstanding levels of recruitment, new member education and retention. This year's Torch Award was presented to the men of Delta Sigma Phi. Andrew Averill, Spring Green, is president.

A Greek of the Year Award also is presented each year. This year, because of the quality of the applications, two men and two women were recognized as outstanding Greek members.

Tom Klug, Menomonie, from Delta Sigma Phi, was one of this year's Greek Man of the Year award recipients. He was cited for dedication to the executive board and for his leadership of the organized recruitment effort. Klug also is student senate secretary and plays guitar in Jazz Ensemble II.

John Brockman, Rochester, Minn., from Phi Gamma Delta, also was recognized as a Greek Man of the Year. Brockman held many roles in his own fraternity, including treasurer, vice president and chair of fundraising and pledge education. His consistent efforts on behalf of the vice presidency of inter-fraternity council, which helped set the stage for new recruitment initiatives, were cited, along with his positive representation of the Greek community through his longtime involvement in the American Marketing Association.

Sigma Sigma Sigma president Natasha Bouton, Janesville, was one of the recipients of the Greek Woman of the Year Award. As a young member, Bouton took on the responsibilities of becoming Panhellenic president and a year later sorority president. She was cited for her dedication and for quietly demonstrating the ideals of Greek life — dedication, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy.

Katie Jo Anderson, Oakdale, Minn., of Delta Zeta, was the other Greek Woman of the Year. She was described as a well rounded individual who held many offices and chairs within Delta Zeta, in addition to being active with Greek events and working 20 hours per week.

For more information about Greek societies at UW-Eau Claire, contact Paula Stuettgen, senior coordinator, student development and programs, University Centers and Programs, (715) 836-4803.

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