October 21, 2017  

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Southern Miss Greek Life Gets Winning Results on “Super Saturday”

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University of Southern Mississippi students who are members of its Greek Life organizations had a lot to celebrate Saturday, Feb. 20 at they earned multiple honors and awards, welcomed new members, raised funds for charities they support and participated in leadership and personal development programming. 

• Betsy Mercier was named the Delta Delta Delta Philanthropy Chairman of the Year.

• The Phi Epsilon chapter of Delta Delta Delta was named St. Jude Chapter of the Year.

• The Interfraternity Council travelled this weekend to the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference in Atlanta, GA. At the Awards Banquet, the IFC earned a lot of recognition and awards.

o Pi Kappa Phi member Chris Huffman, was selected as the Vice President of Programming for the SEIFC Executive Board.
o Daniel Honore and Andy Burleson placed 2nd in the Order of Omega Case Study competition on the Student/Student track. 

o Council Awards: Excellence in Academic Achievement and Scholarship, Educational Programming, Interfraternal Relations, Community Service, Alumni Development, and Publications. (Only one given in each category)
o IFC was also recognized for the third year in a row with the Fraternal Excellence Award. This award has 11 categories of certification that must be achieved in order to receive the award.

• The Beta Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta held their successful Shamrock Superbowl event, flag football tournament and raised more than $1,000 for Prevent Child Abuse America.

• The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon were recognized with the Donald C. McCleary Excellence in Member Development Award for the Southeast Region, the only award given.

• Alpha Chi Omega welcomed seven new members at their spring bid day event.

• From the Kappa Iota chapter, Polemarch Perry Robinson, III was named the Kappa Alpha Psi Mississippi Undergraduate Brother of the Year.

• The National Pan-Hellenic Council sent 12 members to the NPHC Drive-In Event sponsored by The Harbor Institute

• As a whole, more than 60 students participated in Leadership Development opportunities.

“We’re very proud of the success of all of our organizations,” said Charles Childress, director of USM Greek Life. “I can’t remember when the Southern Miss Greek Life community has been recognized with so much recognition all in one day. I am very proud of our students and the high standards they demonstrate.”

For information about Greek Life at Southern Miss, visit http://www.usm.edu/greek-life.