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Fraternity and sorority leaders in Edmond recognized

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma recognized the accomplishments of its fraternities and sororities during the annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards Banquet.

The awards focus on consistent efforts to promote lifelong learning, empower personal growth, inspire intellectual development, cultivate leadership and encourage philanthropy and service, according to a news release.

“We believe it's important to recognize our students and chapters who go above and beyond our expectations, especially when it pertains to community service, philanthropic fundraising and overall contributions to the campus community,” said Jacob Tidwell, assistant director of student engagement.

Award recipients:

•Outstanding chapter of year: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

•Outstanding new member education program of the year: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

•Outstanding risk management program of the year: Delta Zeta Sorority

•Outstanding philanthropic program of the year: Delta Zeta Sorority

•Outstanding community service program of the year: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

•Outstanding academic success program of the year: Delta Zeta Sorority

•Most improved chapter of year: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

Student award recipients:

•Outstanding Greek man of the year: Austin Hamm, of Pi Kappa Alpha

•Outstanding Greek woman of the year: Lauren Walker, of Alpha Gamma Delta

•Outstanding new members of the year: Matthew Ecton, of Pi Kappa Alpha, Mario Figueroa, of Pi Kappa Alpha, and Victoria Hodge, of Kappa Phi

•Outstanding chapter president of the year: Jared Palmer, of Sigma Tau Gamma

•Outstanding chapter officer of the year: Thomas Patterson, of Alpha Tau Omega

•Outstanding adviser of the year: Pamela Platz, of Kappa Phi

•Outstanding alumni member of the year: Patrick McGrew, of Alpha Tau Omega

For more information, call 974-2511 or email

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›