Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at UNK Receives National Award in Pheonix

Tracy Lungrin
Greek adviser and leadership coordinator, 308.865.8519

UNK– The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney recently received a national award at the national convention in Phoenix.

The fraternity, which was in competition with 130 chapters across the nation for the Zerman Trophy, received an honorable mention. The    Zerman Trophy  is awarded to chapters for promoting members’ involvement in extracurricular activities. The UNK chapter was one of only three chapters to receive received honorable mention in the category.

“Phi Gamma Delta received an honorable mention for the Zerman Trophy because of their outstanding campus involvement,” said Phillip Boon of Fairmont, UNK Phi Gamma Delta president. “Nearly every member of the (UNK) chapter is involved in at least one other activity outside the fraternity, and numerous members are holding leadership roles within their other organizations.”

According to Boone, UNK Phi Gamma Delta was one of the top five Phi Gamma chapters nationally in campus involvement.

The UNK chapter sent three representatives to the convention, and had one alumni member attend. UNK Phi Gamma Delta members in attendance were Boon, chapter president; Brett Miller of Chambers, chapter historian; Blaine Drozdof Genoa, chapter community service/philanthropy chairman; and Jack Horner II of Kearney, alumni member.

The UNK chapter has 41 members. Phi Gamma Delta is represented on 130 college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada, and has more than 120,000 members nationally.