September 19, 2007

Phi Kappa Tau's Alpha Delta Chapter earns national awards

Several brothers from Phi Kappa Tau's Case Western Reserve University chapter, Alpha Delta, experienced an exciting summer. In July, they traveled to their fraternity's National Leadership Academy in Oxford, Ohio, where the group was honored with several national awards.

"This year marks the first time that our chapter has won the Roland Maxwell Award," said Matthew Aehle, vice president. He explained that the award is bestowed upon the most outstanding chapter of Phi Kappa Tau, and grades, recruitment, community service and philanthropy are just a few of the criteria considered.

"Our win this year has been the result of nearly a decade of building upon what our founding fathers started in 1998, when our chapter was re-colonized. With regard to this past year, we substantially improved our community service, administrative competence and unity as a brotherhood, which allowed us to stand out at the national level."

In addition to the Roland Maxwell Award, the chapter also won in the following categories:

  • The Monroe Moosnick Award, presented to the chapter with the highest G.P.A.
  • Academic Excellence
  • Administrative Excellence
  • Certificate of Merit for Philanthropy (over $1,000 donated to Hole in the Wall Camps, the group's national philanthropic effort)

The Case fraternity had 53 active brothers in the fall and 58 in the spring, with a 3.379 chapter G.P.A. They performed community service at more than 50 organizations, and the young men are involved in a variety of campus organizations, honor societies and internships.

"Our chapter consists of brothers from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, which allows us to learn and grow from one another," Aehle said. "We seek out men who are looking for a genuine fraternal experience of brotherhood, fellowship and support."

Aehle said for the upcoming year, the chapter's goals are to seek novel methods of advancing the fellowship within the fraternity, continue its tradition of academic excellence and increase the number of brothers involved in community service.

For more information, contact Kimyette Finley at (216) 368-0521

Posted by: Marsha Bragg, September 19, 2007 04:30 PM | News Topics: Campus Life, Students

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