Chuck Eberly sent this news release:
E. Illinois Excels
At the recent Greek Awards Banquet the Illinois Nu Chapter at Eastern Illinois University won numerous individual and chapter awards.
Illinois Nu received the Centennial Scholarship Trophy for top fraternity grades for the ninth time in ten years. The chapter also received a Four Star award for top chapter operations in four out of five areas, won the campus Greek Week Philanthropy Award for the most money raised for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, took Greek Sing for the 14th time in 17 years, and won the 2007 Greek Week Overall Competition.
Mike Nowak, 08, received the EIU Dr. Charles and Mrs. Sharon Eberly Essence of Greek Values Award for his work as President of the IFC for the past two years, including leading the EIU IFC to win the Jellison Award as the most outstanding IFC in its division from the Midwest Greek Council Association for the sixth and seventh consecutive years, and presenting at NIC meetings to hundreds of other IFC campus officers. In April 2006, Nowak accepted the NIC Award of Distinction on behalf of the EIU IFC - the first such IFC in the nation to be accorded such recognition. Nowak was also honored as the Greek Man of the Year, and recognized for the second time as IFC Past President of the Year.
Mitch Forney, 07, the 2007 Illinois Zollinger Award winner, was recognized as one of the Top Ten Greek Men along with Jeff Margulus, 08, and Illinois Chapter President Jimmie Friesema, 09.
Levi Bulgar, 09, EIU Student Vice President of Business Affairs, was awarded the Charles "Tight" Carter Award for Student Government Leadership, Matt Goelz, 09, was recognized with the Carter Award for Academic Achievement, and Pat Ryan, 10, received the Carter Award for Outstanding IFC Delegate. Bulgar was recently elevated to EIU Student Executive Vice President, and Jarred Stalling, 10, was elected to Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court.
Twenty percent of all students at Eastern Illinois University are members of fraternities and sororities