WWU’s sororities earn honors from national organizations

All four of the sororities at William Woods University were honored for
their achievements by their national organizations earlier this year.

The Tau Theta chapter of Chi Omega at WWU was a recipient of the
National Award of Achievement, presented by the Chi Omega National Governing
Council at their conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

Amy Burnett,
Chi Omega president, and Ilana Archuleta, recruitment chair, along with
advisers and William Woods alumnae Becky Bean Stinson and Karla Williams
DeSpain, attended the convention.

“Accepting
the award on behalf of Tau Theta this summer was the greatest honor and
proudest moment as president thus far, and I couldn’t be more proud of the
chapter’s accomplishments,” said Burnett.
 
Stinson added,
“Speaking for the Chi Omega Advisory Board, we couldn’t be more proud of the
WWU women of Chi Omega!  This national award is given regardless of
chapter size, so it’s doubly an honor for our small chapter to be recognized.”

The women of Delta Chi
chapter of Alpha Chi Omega were honored often at their national convention in
St. Louis, topped off with receipt of Alpha Chi Omega’s Continuing Excellence
Award.

In the past 14 years, the
chapter has won the National Council Trophy in 1998, 10 Continuing Excellence
Awards in a row (a record), the National Council Trophy again in 2011, followed
by this year’s Continuing Excellence Award.

The Alpha Chis also received
at least one Seeking the Heights Award in every session, and they won the
housing award for projects completed with the property management team on
workday.

Alpha Chi Omega’s convention
was attended by Olivia Koselansky, chapter president; Alicia Delaney, who was
chosen to serve as a page; Judy Kuergeleis Schmuck and Christi Slizewski Tennyson, advisers; as well as numerous
alumnae from the Delta Chi chapter at WWU.

Koselansky had the honor of opening the first
chapter meeting as the president of the 2011 winner of the National Council
Trophy, which is the sorority’s highest award for collegiate
chapters.

Alpha Phi held its biannual convention in Phoenix, Ariz.  The convention was attended by Jenny Morris,
Alpha Phi president, and Kristen
Temple, chapter adviser.

“Attending the Alpha Phi
convention provides the opportunity to understand the lifetime and
international power of our membership and be able to bring that back to share
with our chapter at William Woods,” Temple said.

WWU’s Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Phi received recognition for their
philanthropic efforts as active contributors to support the Alpha Phi
Foundation and women’s heart health.

Delta Gamma also held their biennial convention this summer in
Indianapolis, Ind.  President Alexis
Scott attended with advisers, Leslie Winn and, Kathryn Ude, a charter member
from 1977.

Delta Gamma was recognized as one of the most intimate (close) chapters
and for sponsoring new members going through recruitment.