ATO at Emory Awarded Dean’s Cup

27 April

ALPHA THETA (Emory) — Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) sorority and Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity were awarded this year’s Dean’s Cup during the 28th annual Greek Awards, which were presented Wednesday evening.

The event recognizes fraternities and sororities as well as individual Greek Life members for their achievements throughout the past year.

Each of the awards presented are judged on a points system. The fraternity and sorority with the highest score wins the Dean’s Cup.

In addition to the Dean’s Cup, ATO also won awards for Outstanding Chapter Civic Engagement, Outstanding Service Project, Outstanding Scholarship Program, Highest GPA, Outstanding Standards and Judicial Procedures, Outstanding Campus Involvement and Most Creative Non-Alcoholic Social Event.

In addition, ATO received one individual award, Outstanding Servant Leader, for College junior John Ward.

“It has been a couple of years since the last time we had as much success, so to do so well this year was really incredible,” said Ian Cohen, College junior and ATO president. “This past year, we have collectively made a concerted effort to critically review all of what we do as an organization and as individuals in order to find ways to improve and winning the Dean’s Cup hopefully is an indication that we are on the right track.”

Theta also won the awards for Outstanding Chapter Civil Engagement, Outstanding Fundraising, Highest GPA, Outstanding Bid Day Activities and Outstanding Alumnae Relations. Theta also won four individual awards.

Roseann Hansen won the award for Outstanding Advisor, College junior Alana Meikle was named Outstanding Servant Leader, College senior Liz Horvat was honored as Outstanding Athlete and College sophomore Danielle Zamarelli received the award for Outstanding New Member.

Katrina Soaper, Theta president and College senior, said winning the Dean’s Cup is the “perfect culmination to an amazing year.”

She said this past year, Theta aimed not only to increase fundraising for their own philanthropies but also to show their support of other organizations.

“It is very rewarding to be recognized for all of our hard work,” Soaper explained. “We look forward to growing as a chapter and benefitting the Greek community as a whole.”

Goizueta Business School junior Seth Green, who is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, won Greek Man of the Year for the work he has done both within his fraternity and for the Greek community in general.

The Greek Woman of the Year Award went to College senior Leia Clement of Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) sorority.

The Outstanding President Awards went to College senior Savan Shah of Kappa Sigma fraternity and College senior Stephanie Clifford of Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) sorority.

“Obviously it’s good to be recognized for the work that you’ve done, but doing things as a fraternity is always a group effort,” Shah commented. “Without the support of my chapter, especially the officers, I would not have been able to win this award.”

KKG was also awarded with Outstanding Scholarship Program and Outstanding Standards/Judicial Programs.

In addition, ADPi won two awards at the ceremony, including Most Improved Chapter and Outstanding Sisterhood.

Kappa Alpha Psi won three awards for its Outstanding Educational Program, Most Improved Chapter and Outstanding Alumni Relations. TriDelta won Outstanding Educational Program and Outstanding Campus Involvement. Sigma Chi won awards for Most Improved GPA and an individual award, Chris Howie for Outstanding Athlete.

The Awards Night event also presented honors to Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for Most Improved GPA, as well as to Anna Maxey of ADPi and Matt Englehardt for Sigma Phi Epsilon for Outstanding Advisors. Additionally, Delta Phi Epsilon won the best non-alcoholic social event for sororities.

Last year’s recipients of the Dean’s Cup were TriDelta sorority and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

The Greek Awards is an annual event that began in 1983 to recognize individuals and chapters who display leadership, service, education, scholarship and programming achievements.

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