Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-08-25

The Samford University chapter of Phi Mu sorority received two top awards at the organization's national meeting this summer.

The 110-member chapter won the Philanthropy Award for having raised more than $40,000 for Children's Miracle Network.

It also received the Phi Mu Foundation award in recognition of the $55,000 it raised for educational programs and scholarships.

The chapter was also cited for having the second highest pledge class grade point average among all chapters for two consecutive years.

Emily Pate, a biochemistry major from Hoover, is chapter president of Samford Phi Mu.