The University of Alabama

UA Announces 2004 Order of Omega Awards

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Chapter of Order of Omega national Greek honor society recognized top students of 2003-2004 for their academic achievement and leadership.

UA students who recently received honors in the UA Chapter of Order of Omega included:

Outstanding Freshmen – Blake Barnes of Tuscaloosa, a member of Theta Chi fraternity; Amanda Smith of Trussville, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority; Anna Smith of Tuscaloosa, a member of Chi Omega sorority; Sarah Kate Sullivan of Birmingham (35213), a member of Kappa Delta sorority.

Outstanding Sophomore – Lauren Elliott of West Memphis, Ark., a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority; John Griffin of Trussville, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity; Buddy Handey of Montgomery, a member of Theta Chi fraternity; Boris Zilberman of Madison, Wis., a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

Outstanding Junior – Lucas Elgie of Snellville, Ga., a member of Theta Chi fraternity; Alise Holt of Newnan, Ga., a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority; Chequetta Moore of Tuskegee, a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority; Anna Walley of Albertville, a member of Delta Zeta sorority.

Thomas Govan of Baton Rouge, a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, was awarded the Outstanding Greek Male award. Mary Lauren Griffin of Birmingham (35242), a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, was awarded the Outstanding Greek Female award. Spencer Akin of Birmingham (35216), a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, was awarded the Outstanding Fraternity President award. Carey Cannell of Memphis, a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority, was awarded the Outstanding Sorority President award.

Emily Jamison of Tuscaloosa was awarded the Outstanding Sorority Adviser for Chi Omega sorority. Tommy Davis of Tuscaloosa was awarded the Rusty Quarles Outstanding Fraternity Adviser award for Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was awarded the Most Improved Fraternity, and Delta Zeta sorority received the Most Improved Sorority. Theta Chi fraternity was awarded Outstanding Fraternity and Chi Omega sorority was awarded Outstanding Sorority. Alpha Tau Omega was awarded the John L. Blackburn Academic Excellence Award presented by IFC.

Alise Holt of Newnan, Ga., was awarded the Dr. Kathleen Powers Cramer Award presented by Panhellenic. Mary Temple was awarded the Clara Trawick Outstanding House Director Award presented by Alpha Gamma Delta sorority for Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Gamma Phi Beta sorority was awarded the Pi Kappa Alpha Award for Greek Relations. Corinne Mixon of Tallahassee, Fla., a member of Chi Omega sorority, was awarded the Richard B. Funk Scholarship presented by Order of Omega.

Greek Week 2004 fund raising included:

  • $5,000 donated to DCH Latino Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
  • $5,000 donated to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham
  • $1,000 donated to Relay for Life in honor of Alpha Tau Omega
  • $1,000 donated to Delta Zeta Foundation in honor of Delta Zeta
  • Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Zeta were named Greek Week winners.

Greek Links 2003-2004 fund raising included:

  • $25,000 donated to Kid One Transport
  • $19,000 donated to Literacy Council of Central Alabama
  • $3,000 donated to UA for support of scholarships
  • Theta Chi and Kappa Kappa Gamma were the top fund-raisers.

Panhellenic Scholarship Winners for fall 2003 included:

  • Overall Scholarship, Alpha Chi Omega
  • New Member Scholarship, Chi Omega
  • Most Improved Scholarship, Delta Delta Delta.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: Katie McCrory or Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325, lhill@ur.ua.edu
  • SOURCE: Rick Funk, director of campus activities, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 205/348-9679