Published on August 21, 2012 by Philip Poole  

Three Samford University sororities received awards at summer conventions, according to the Office of Greek Life. 

Alpha Delta Pi received the Diamond 4-Point Award for chapter operations, a precursor to the biannual "Golden Lion" for top chapter honors.  Samford's Kappa Chapter has received the Golden Lion Award more than 15 times. 

Phi Mu received the Philomethean Society Award. Samford's Alpha Gamma chapter has raised more than $90,000 in the last two years for Phi Mu's national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network hospitals. 

Zeta Tau Alpha received three awards at their national convention: academic achievement, Founders Club for donating more than $25,000 over the last two years to the ZTA Foundation, and Crown Chapter for attaining excellence in membership, finances, activities, programming and fraternity operations. 

"All of our chapters are doing some very good things representing themselves, Samford and their organizations," said Denny Bubrig, Samford's director of Greek life. "These recognitions are great validations of that from the organization and on the national level." 

Eight Samford Greek chapters have received national or regional recognition for their work in the last two years, Bubrig said.


Editor's note: This story includes information provided by Anna Boyd, Samford Panhellenic Council public relations director.

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