At Alpha Delta Pi’s 166th Anniversary Grand Convention, the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi won The Maxine Blake Golden Lion Award. This award is the highest national honor that a chapter can receive and recognizes only those chapters that meet the highest standards. ADPi at Tennessee was one of twelve chapters to receive this award and it was the 10th time they have received it since it was established in 1973.
Additionally, the ADPi House Corporation won a 3 diamonds award at Convention in Hollywood, FL in June, the highest award available! The ADPi Knoxville Alumane Association won a 2 diamond award. Way to go!
Alpha Omicron Pi was recently recognized for several accomplishments. First, they met their national honor roll, quota, total, and initiation. They also received Academic Excellence recognition. Additionally, the chapter received excellence in membership retention, philanthropy, new member education, membership recruitment, and alumnae relations. Alpha Omicron Pi was also recognized as an outstanding leader’s council and outstanding alumnae advisory council, and received the Philosophy Award for Panhellenic relations. Lastly and most importantly, Alpha Omicron Pi received the Chapter Excellence Award! Congratulations!
AOII also just had their mother and daughter new member brunch on Sunday, September 24th.
Their 57th Annual AOII BBQ is this Saturday, September 30th from 11:30-3:30 at Fiji Island.
Delta Gamma was awarded the Patricia Peterson Danielson Award from their Executive Offices. This is a national award given to Delta Gamma chapters that excel in chapter operations and programming.
The women of Delta Gamma also held their annual Anchor Splash event this September to raise money for their national philanthropy, Service for Sight, and local philanthropy, Club VIBES. The 3-day event included a percentage night, volleyball tournament, a pageant with guest speaker and founder of Club VIBES, Sue Buckley, and pool relays. The event had participation from 16 fraternities and 3 sororities.
Beyond Anchor Splash, the women of DG have been busy helping the members of Club VIBES stay active each week for their USABA grant competition by serving as sighted guides for walking and running.
Delta Zeta was recognized this past year on a national level for
1) Oustanding New Member and Outstanding Faculty program
2) Outstanding and Most Improved in Recruitment
Congratulations Delta Zeta!
Kappa Kappa Gamma held their Fall Philanthropy event Kappa Kolor Wars on Wednesday, September 27th. Kappa Kolor Wars is a paint dodgeball tournament on Fiji Island. All proceeds from the event went to Kappa’s local philanthropy, the March of Dimes, which conducts research to prevent infant mortality, birth defects, and premature birth. The chapter thanks everyone who came out to support the event!
Five members were awarded scholarships established for TN Kappa SAE members, totaling over $13,000 for the fall and springs semesters. Those recipients were Phillip Newsom and Owen Martin (Harris M. Harton Memorial Scholarship), Charlie Lindeman (McAfee Lee Memorial Scholarship, and Rives Moore and Fisher Morton (Brooks, Ledgerwood, Testerman, Memorial Scholarship). These scholarships were established in the 1970’s and 1980’s and were last used in 2010, so the chapter is very pleased to have been able to rediscover them and distribute them to their members.
SAE also hosted the first annual Eminent Funk Fall Music Festival in the Old City Courtyard, where the Kenny Heard Band, Common Creation, and Three Star Revival played in the rain for over 3 hours. All proceeds went towards establishing the Ryan Edwards Memorial Scholarship, which is named after the former President of SAE who tragically passed away on March 27, 2012. Over 3,000 tickets were sold and they plan on starting a campaign to raise $25,000 to establish the scholarship.
The Eta Chapter of Sigma Sigma Rho received the award for “The Best Representation of Strong Alumnae Relationships” from their national organization this summer! Way to go, Sigma Sigma Rho!
Tri Delta was named top fundraising chapter in the Gold division by their national philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hosptial. They were given this ranking out of 40 chapters across the country. Tri Delta does fund raising throughout the school year for St. Jude through Tri Delta gameday in the fall, a letter writing party in the spring, and several other small fundraisers during the year. They are proud to announce that their chapter alone raised $101,009 for the kids over the 2016-2017 school year.
Members of Zeta Phi Beta had an amazing time volunteering at Vine Middle Magnet School on September 16th. They were able to assist in building two small libraries and organized one of the rooms at the school.
In July, Zeta Tau Alpha held its biennial National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chapter Delegates Eliza Sorrell, Noelle Correll, Chelsea Ott, and Morgan Shelton represented the University of Tennessee and the UT Panhellenic Community with pride!
The conference theme was “Listen and Lead.” Through large presentations, small groups, and breakout sessions, these women learned how to be better leaders by listening. They started the weekend by taking the Leadership Practices Inventory and learning how to use their leadership strengths in their roles. They also heard from phenomenal National speakers like Tina VanSteenbergen and Ross Szabo. Both Tina and Ross used their engaging personality to teach them about empathy and understanding others’ storie
s. In small groups, the women practiced active listening, giving and receiving feedback, understanding empathy and how to use it when holding women accountable. They also were introduced to another My Sister My Responsibility program that ZTA will roll out this fall-Generation Rx.
During the Conference, the UT chapter earned the Crown Chapter Award, which is ZTA’s standards program for recognizing excellence in recruitment, programming, financial health, reporting, and cooperation with the ZTA Fraternity.They were also recognized as major donors for their philanthropic efforts with Big Man On Campus.