By Bailey Fuqua
Members of Samford University’s Greek organization community gathered recently to celebrate accomplishments during the 2014-15 academic year and to honor the top chapters and members at the annual Greek Awards Ceremony.
The following awards were presented:
Outstanding Service Award: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Pi Kappa Phi
Jessica M. Smith Service Award: David Osula (Pi Kappa Phi), senior biochemistry major from Jasper, Ala.
Most Outstanding Philanthropy: Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Chi
Intramural Sports Champions: Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma Nu
Most Outstanding Grade-Point-Average: Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega
Most Improved and Most Outstanding GPA: Delta Xi Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha
Outstanding Involvement: Julianna Hallman (Zeta Tau Alpha), Madison Miles (Phi Mu) and Margie Terp (Alpha Delta Pi). Hallman is a senior journalism and mass communication major from Jasper, Ala. Miles is a senior journalism and mass communication major from Duluth, Ga., and Terp is a senior journalism and mass communication major from Temple Terrace, Fla.
Emerging Leader: Jalen Spraggins (Alpha Phi Alpha) and Lilla-Bea Granger (Alpha Omicron Pi). Spraggins is a junior business major from Montgomery, Ala., and Granger is a freshman pharmacy studies major from Pike Road, Ala.
Administrative Operations Award: Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu
Most Outstanding Interfraternal Relations: Delta Xi Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Phi Alpha
Outstanding Campus and Council Involvement: Chi Omega, Sigma Chi
Recognition of Council Presidents: Hallman (Zeta Tau Alpha), Jake Moore (Sigma Nu) and Jhamall Wright (Alpha Phi Alpha). Moore is a senior political science major from Marietta, Ga., and Wright is a junior exercise science major from Nashville, Tenn.
Outstanding Alumni Relations: Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Mu, Pi Kappa Phi
Faculty Advisor of the Year: Candia Cole (Phi Mu)
Alumni Advisor of the Year: Sarah Hines (Alpha Omicron Pi)
Greek Woman of the Year: Kendall McPheeters (Chi Omega), a senior biology major from Owens Cross Raods, Ala.
Greek Man of the Year: Jake Moore (Sigma Nu)
Chapter of the Year: Alpha Delta Pi
“I am beyond thankful to have been a part of the Samford Greek community and it has been a privilege to be able to serve Greek Life, Panhellenic Council, and this campus in so many ways,” said Hallman, the 2014 Panhellenic president and an award recipient. “The experiences I have had have helped shape me into the woman I am today. It was an honor to be recognized by the Greek community.”Bailey Fuqua is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication