By Bo Morris
The Samford University Office of Greek Life recently held its annual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony is held each spring to recognize the achievements of Greek organizations and individual members.
The Intramural Sports Award was given to Phi Mu and Sigma Nu.
The Outstanding Service Award was given to Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Chi.
The Jessica M. Smith Community Service Award was given to Lindy Williamson, a junior family studies major from Vestavia Hills, Ala., and member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
The Outstanding Philanthropic Effort Award was given to Phi Mu and Sigma Nu.
Academic awards were given to Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi and Phi Mu for exceeding the all-gender average grade-point-average. The Most Outstanding GPA Award was given to Alpha Delta Pi and Kappa Alpha Psi, and the Most Improved GPA Award was given to Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Chi.
The Outstanding Campus Involvement Award was given to Chi Omega, Delta Sigma Theta, and Pi Kappa Phi.
The IFC Faculty Member of the Year Award was given to Chris Gillespie, an assistant professor in kinesiology.
The Chapter Alumni Adviser of the Year Award was given to Andrea Pound, adviser to Zeta Tau Alpha.
The Chapter Staff Adviser of the Year Award was given to Patricia Terry, adviser to Alpha Omicron Pi.
The Greek Man of the Year Award was given to Alvin Hines, a senior sports administration major from Pinson, Ala., and member of Alpha Phi Alpha.
The Greek Woman of the Year Award was given to Lauren Bates, a senior Brock scholar from Clarksville, Tenn. and member of Phi Mu.
More than 60 individual emerging leader and campus involvement awards were given. Chapter presidents also were recognized at the ceremony.
Denny Bubrig, director of Greek life, said the awards ceremony is an opportunity to highlight the good work Samford Greeks are doing in their communities.
"In a lot of respects, the awards program is not so much achievements as it is how the organizations or individuals have impacted positively their individual membership, the Samford community or the Greater Birmingham area," Bubrig said.
Bo Morris is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.