KEARNEY – UNK sorority Alpha Phi won five awards at its national convention June 22-26 in Cleveland, including recognition as Most Outstanding Advisory Board out of the 168 U.S. and Canadian chapters represented.
The event included national awards presented in large- and small-chapter divisions, with University of Nebraska at Kearney competing in the small-school “silver” division. Awards were given based on what chapters achieved over the past two years.
Representing UNK at the convention were Alpha Phi President Beth Morris of Aurora, Alumni Chapter President Chris Johnson Hehner and Chapter Adviser Rachael Page.
“The girls in our chapter are … go getters, super smart, well rounded, supportive, involved, morally sound, amazing women who all have the same goal in common: to do their best and be the best,” Page said.
“These girls work hard and do all of this because they are driven and hold themselves to a really high standard,” Page added. “… I am so blessed to work with such a phenomenal chapter, and so proud of them.”
Most of the national awards were given based on annual reports submitted to Alpha Phi’s international headquarters, as well as letters of recommendation from College Chapter Administrators.
Other awards won by UNK Alpha Phi:
- Excellence in Loyalty – Given to just three schools in UNK’s division, the honor recognized Alpha Phi for its retention, graduation rates and alumni support.
- Order of the Lamp – UNK was one of just 11 schools given the award, which is presented to chapters for “thriving in all aspects of Alpha Phi.” Criteria includes sisterhood, scholarship, loyalty, character development, service and leadership
- No. 1 Recruiting Chapter – Presented to Alpha Phi for finishing as the top recruiting chapter at UNK both years of the biennium.
- Most Outstanding Advisory Board / Northern Quadrant.
UNK’s Delta Xi chapter also was one of three schools nominated for Excellence in Sisterhood. There are 119 Alpha Phi members at UNK.