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Thiel College chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity collects 16 awards at biennial gathering


Thiel College chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity collects 16 awards at biennial gathering

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel College chapter of Kappa Sigma capped off its most successful two-year period by collecting 16 awards during the fraternity’s 71st Biennial Grand Conclave recently.

Current students and alumni represented Thiel College—a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania—along with about 320 other chapters and colonies of Kappa Sigma Fraternity in Las Vegas in mid-July. The Thiel College chapter was recognized with 15 awards for the undergraduate chapter and its chapter officers and alumni for the 2016-17 academic year.

The most prestigious of these awards was the Founder’s Circle Award, which is the highest award given to Kappa Sigma chapters. It recognizes the “best of the best” at the undergraduate chapter level. Founders’ Circle winners excel in the areas of fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. Less than 10 percent of Kappa Sigma’s 298 chapters receive this award each year.

Kappa Sigma hosts several fundraising and military recognition events annually. The fraternity raises money for the Military Heroes campaign with its annual 72-hour See-Saw-A-Thon and a week of military-themed events each spring, which includes a 21-gun salute, community service projects at the Greenville American Legion, and military memorabilia displays.

The complete list of awards:

Chapter Awards

Kappa Sigma Founders Circle Award
Kappa Sigma Founders Award of Chapter Excellence
Kappa Sigma Champion Chapter Award
Silver Bowl Award for Academic Achievement
Outstanding Single Community Service Event
Chapter Academic Excellence Award, Fall 2016
Chapter Academic Excellence Award, Spring 2016

Undergraduate Officer Awards

Outstanding Grand Procurator Award; Evan Youker ’18
Outstanding Grand Scribe Award; Jason Takacs ’18
Outstanding Grand Treasurer Award; Austin Hall ’17
Star & Crescent Society; Tyler VanDyke ’19

Alumni Awards and Milestone Recognitions

Distinguished Service Commendation, Kappa Sigma Fraternity McCormick’s Circle and Gold Circle Club; Patrick Corr ’01
Outstanding District Grand Master; Jonathan Marcinko ’11
Outstanding First Year Alumnus Volunteer; Sean Oros ’16
10 years of Volunteer Service; Anthony Cancro ’07
5 Years of Volunteer Service, Joel Bussard ’09

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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