Wednesday, April 18, 2007

News from Dartmouth - NH Alpha

Breaking Frat Boy Stereotype Earns Awards for Dartmouth’s SigEp

Fraternity honored for exceptional brotherhood, chapter advising, service, and faculty involvement.

Hanover, N.H., April 16, 2007: The New Hampshire Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon earned top honors at Dartmouth College’s annual Order of Omega Awards Tuesday afternoon. Competing with 26 other Greek organizations on campus, the chapter was honored for Outstanding Performance in Fostering the Principle of Brotherhood/Sisterhood, earned the 15 Webster Avenue Award for service, netted a runnerup spot for Outstanding Faculty Involvement, and its chapter counselor was named the 2007 Coed-Fraternity-Sorority Advisor of the Year.

“SigEp is pleased to receive these awards,” said SigEp president Sean Walsh ’08. “We have worked hard to improve our membership development program and we are proud of our progress.”

In presenting the award for Outstanding Performance in Fostering the Principle of
Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Dean of Student Life Holly Sateia praised New Hampshire Alpha’s initiatives at increasing the bonds of brotherhood, including its revamping of the Balanced Man Program to make the challenges more meaningful and conducive to intra-group bonding.

Chapter Counselor Carey Heckman ’76 was named Dartmouth’s Outstanding Chapter
Advisor. In presenting this award, chapter presidents past and present Jeff Wagner ’06, Dave Coen ’07, and Sean Walsh ’08 praised Heckman’s dedication to and involvement with the house.

Heckman, who teaches in Dartmouth’s philosophy and computer science departments, said
he felt honored by the award, but credited the brothers for their chapter’s successes.

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