|Panhellenic Council wins national award
RELEASED: Oct. 9, 2003
DANVILLE, KYThe women of the Greek community at Centre College have earned national recognition for their educational programming. The Panhellenic Council at Centre, which is the governing body for the college's four sororities, has been recognized by the National Panhellenic Council. The council has received the National Panhellenic Conference Award for Excellence in Educational Programming.
Of all colleges with two to five sororities, Centre College's Panhellenic Council demonstrated the most outstanding quality in educational programming. The award is based on a school's overall sorority women's GPA as well as the quantity and quality of activities planned by a council's academic chair.
Senior Stacy Anne Hoehle, last year's scholarship and philanthropy chair, developed a scholarship resource booklet for each sorority's new members.
"I think the scholarship booklet, a professionally printed and bound booklet given to new members last year, helped. Within the book were study tips, our mission and a list of tutors from Centre's four sororities that women could consult for academic assistance," said Hoehle, who is currently Panhellenic vice president for risk management.
In addition to the booklet, round-table discussions were held between all four sorority's academic chairs to provide an opportunity for the Greek leaders to brainstorm better ways to promote a higher academic standards among sorority members.
"This re-affirms the scholastic efforts of Centre Greek women. Other people can now clearly recognize that they are doing an excellent job," said Patrick Noltemeyer, director of Greek life at Centre College.
"Obviously it's an honor since I know my work both as scholarship chair and in composing the award didn't go unnoticed," Hoehle said.
NPC holds its national conference bi-annually during which it hands out awards such as the one Centre Panhellenic council is receiving. Four years ago, the Centre Panhellenic Council won the same award.
"Too often Greeks are recognized for the negative things they do," said Sarah Hermann, president of Centre's Panhellenic council, "It is nice to be celebrated for our accomplishments."
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