Each year, Sigma Kappa alumnae and collegiate chapters and corporations are presented with awards based on the success and reporting of their activities. Collegiate chapters work to earn a Standard of Excellence one star, two star or three star rating, alumnae chapters strive to earn awards centered on programming, recruitment and public relations (to name a few), and corporations strive to reach excellence through the benchmarks set for operations and management. A listing of collegiate, alumnae and corporation award winners can be found below.


Alumnae Awards

The following awards were presented in June 2018 at Sigma Kappa's 88th national convention in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Alumnae Panhellenic Award Given to the alumnae chapter with the most outstanding participation in Alumnae Panhellenic.
Recognizing the largest membership increase in national dues paying members.
Ethel Hayward Weston Award
Recognizes an alumna who has served an Alumnae Panhellenic Association as an Alumnae Panhellenic officer, chairman or delegate who has served in a distinguished manner in the performance of her duties and has implemented changes or improvements in the Alumnae Panhellenic.
Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Award Recognizing the most outstanding or most improved alumnae chapter.
Outstanding Alumnae Communication Award

Recognizing the most outstanding alumnae communications program.

Recognizing a chapter working beyond the call of duty for and with collegians.

Collegiate Awards

The following awards were presented in June 2018 at Sigma Kappa's 88th national convention in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Alice Hersey Wick
Excellence in Ritual Award
Recognizes a collegiate chapter for excellence in Sigma Kappa ritual education as well as living Sigma Kappa’s ritual. 
Donna Crain King Excellence in Leadership of College Panhellenics Award Recognizes a Sigma Kappa collegiate member for outstanding service to her College Panhellenic.
Excellence in Chapter
Academic Achievement Award
Recognizing all collegiate chapters that meet academic requirements.
Excellence in COB
Recruitment Award 
Recognizes the collegiate chapter exemplifying excellence in values-based COB recruitment.
Excellence in
Recruitment Award
Recognizing a collegiate chapter for excellence in all areas of membership recruitment.
Excellence in
Sisterhood Award
Recognizes all collegiate chapters demonstrating service to other collegiate or alumnae chapter or chapters during a calendar year.
Founders’ Award Recognizes a chapter for all-around excellence within the award year. 
Frances Warren “Speed”
Baker Excellence in
Communication Award
Recognizes a collegiate chapter for excellence in all areas of chapter communication. 
Highest Excellence in Chapter Academics Award Recognizes the chapter with the highest combined (initiate and new member) chapter GPA on a 4.0 or 5.0 scale, depending on grading scale of college/university regardless of chapter size.
Lillian Peterson Budd Award Recognizes one chapter and up to six honorable mentions (one from each district) for participation in both national and local gerontology activities during the calendar year. 
Lorah S. Monroe Excellence in Collegiate Chapter Support by an
Advisory Board Award
Recognizes an advisory board for excellence in advising a collegiate chapter. 
Louise Helen Coburn Excellence in Alumnae Relations Award Recognizes a collegiate chapter for excellence in alumnae relations and engagement.
Ruth Rysdon Miller Excellence in
Panhellenic Relations Award
Recognizes a collegiate chapter for service in their college Panhellenic during the award year. 
Standards of Excellence Awards

Recognizes collegiate chapters who have attained a one star, two star, or three star level of excellence.

One Star - First level of excellence
Two Star - Second level of excellence
Three Star - Highest level of excellence

Wava Chambers Brown Excellence
in Programming Award

Recognizes a collegiate chapter for excellence in maintaining a consistent member development program encompassing all areas of collegiate programming.   
Foundation Awards

The following awards will be presented in June 2020 at Sigma Kappa's 89th national convention in Tucson, Arizona.




Alumnae PULSE Award Awarded to the alumnae chapter with the largest chapter giving to the PULSE Annual Fund (per capita).
Alumnae Spirit of the Foundation Award Awarded to the alumnae chapter that excels in all areas of Foundation giving (restricted and unrestricted) and service.
Collegiate Spirit of the Foundation Award Recognizes the chapter that excels in all areas of Foundation giving (restricted and unrestricted) and service.
Edna Brown Dreyfus Award Recognizes one collegiate chapter and one honorable mention for contributing to the Sigma Kappa Foundation’s Alzheimer’s/Gerontology and Maine Seacoast Mission funds.
Ultra Violet Campaign Award Recognizes one collegiate chapter and up to six honorable mentions (one from each district) for excellence in participation in the Sigma Kappa Foundation Ultra Violet Campaign.
Walk to End Alzheimer's Award Recognizes one alumnae or collegiate chapter for excellence in fundraising for and participation in the local Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.
Housing Awards

It is the goal of the National Housing Corporation and Sorority housing team that each local corporation board provides a quality living experience for its chapter members. This goal can only be reached if each corporation board’s performance is outstanding. We have developed the Award of Excellence to track the activities that are necessary and desired in order to achieve such a high standard.

The criteria for the Award of Excellence align with the mission and values of the National Housing Corporation.

  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Safe & attractive accommodations
  • Volunteer participation and development
  • Communication

The Award of Excellence has three point levels – gold, silver, and bronze - and is assessed on a matrix tool similar to that for the collegiate Standards of Excellence. In order to be eligible for an award, there are also several minimum requirements that must be met.

The following awards were presented in June 2018 at Sigma Kappa's 88th national convention in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Barbara Fenters Outstanding Corporation Board Award The Barbara Fenters Outstanding Corporation Board award pays tribute to one of the leading founders of the National Housing Corporation and honors the one corporation board that best exemplifies the mission, vision, and values of the National Housing Corporation.
Gold Level The Gold Level award is presented to corporation boards who met both the minimum requirements and achieved over 90% of the award criteria.
Silver Level The Silver Level award is presented to corporation boards who met both the minimum requirements and achieved 80-89% of the award criteria.
Bronze Level The Bronze Level award is presented to corporation boards who met both the minimum requirements and achieved 70-79% of the award criteria.
Colby Award

The Colby Award, named in honor of Colby College where Sigma Kappa was founded in 1874, is presented at each national convention to Sigma Kappa alumnae in recognition of their career achievements. Nominees for this award must be nationally known in their area of expertise. For this reason, the Colby Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumnae members by the national organization. Fields considered include but are not limited to: arts, literature, public service, business, industry, education, science and athletics.

View a list of past Colby Award winners here.



Kelly Harrison

Epsilon AlphaLenoir-Rhyne University

Field of Law Enforcement

Special Agent Kelly Harrison has been with Homeland Security Investigations for the last nine years, serving as a lead investigator of human trafficking and transnational child exploitation.

She is recognized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a Subject Matter Expert of human trafficking investigations. Her investigative efforts have resulted in the conviction of human traffickers who received some of the longest prison sentences the federal courts will allow, including life sentences. She serves as an instructor, teaching basic and advanced courses for the HSI National Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia. Special Agent Harrison has also served as a guest instructor for the FBI, Department of Defense, and foreign police agencies.

Prior to her federal career, she was a North Carolina Probation and Parole Officer for eight years. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Jane Sinclair Hilk

Theta, University of Illinois

Field of Business

Jane Hilk is a 24-year veteran of Kraft Foods who began her career in consumer insights and analytics and most recently led the $3.6B Beverages and Snacks business unit overseeing all aspects of supply chain, sales, marketing, human resources and R&D. She was also the functional head for marketing and marketing services, leading over 400 employees to drive the marketing agenda for the company. 

Jane is currently on the Board of Directors for Kar’s Nuts Co., the US Advisory Board for Greencore USA, and consulting in the consumer goods, marketing services and private equity industries on a range of topics. Jane is a member of the Greater Naples Leadership class of 2017, a founding member of the Shatter Network and a former officer on the board of Second Harvest of Southern Wisconsin, the Food Marketing Institute Foundation board, and the Top Women in Grocery advisory board.

Jane and her husband, Scott live primarily in Naples, Florida and have two grown sons and a beagle who is like a third son.

Angela C. Guillory Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award

The Angela C. Guillory Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award was established in 2012 in honor of Angela C. Guillory, past national president, long-time Sigma Kappa volunteer, and leader in the national community of fraternity/sorority professionals.  The purpose of the award is to annually recognize an individual in the field of higher education who has demonstrated a commitment to fraternities and sororities. This individual should exhibit high professional standards and have worked with Sigma Kappa to strengthen and/or foster change in a local collegiate chapter and/or the Greek community. This person will demonstrate a commitment to fraternities and sororities on their campus while promoting the interfraternal community. This award is intended to recognize any fraternity/sorority advisor regardless of his/her affiliation.

Collegiate chapters can nominate fraternity/sorority advisors for the Angela C. Guillory Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award by submitting an application to



Brooke Scogin - Brooke has dedicated over 13 years of her life’s work to her campus and fraternal community. She goes above and beyond with her college Panhellenic community, often making the trip with her delegates on Circle of Sisterhood trips to Nepal, promoting selfless service and unity. While the Sigma Kappa chapter on her campus worked to rebuild their sisterhood, she helped write workshops and ensured that every member felt included and valued in the chapter’s sisterhood. She often stops by chapter meetings and is a frequent attendee at Sigma Kappa’s bid day. Her nominator wrote, “She is such a role model for not only any Sigma Kappa but for any young, college woman. She is professional, caring and kind with the intent to help our community no matter what. She truly is someone that women in Kappa Eta look up to, as well as many of the other women on our campus. She is a friendly face that we are proud to call on our own chapter’s alumna!”


Gaius George - Gaius has served as an advisor for 14 years, almost as long as Kappa Eta has been on campus. As well as being the chapter mentor for Kappa Eta, Gaius advises the Multicultural Greek Council, Independent Greek Council, and Collaborative Greek Alliance. Through his mentorship of multiple chapters and councils, Gaius promotes collaboration and positive relationships between councils and organizations. Gaius, affectionately known as "G," is always making someone laugh and students feel comfortable going to him for support. In general, Gaius has always been a friendly face in the fraternity and sorority life office and truly tries to develop connections with students; he even hosted a homemade dinner for his chapter mentees across councils! Not only has G been a long standing supporter of greek life, he is also a supporter of the higher education profession. At the AFA annual meeting G makes it a point to connect with TCU grads who are now working in the field. He affectionately says that he continues to do the work that he does for students like "us," who go on to make the world of fraternity and sorority a better place with a longterm future. G also serves as a role model and advisor of Up til Dawn and is a huge advocate for fraternity and sorority involvement through Up til Dawn. He has also won the advisor of the year award from St. Jude for this work! 

2017 Award Winner:

Michelle Guobadia - Michelle has been an advocate of the Theta Mu Chapter as Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Guobadia is responsible for the 43 Greek chapters represented at UNC Charlotte. She also oversees the five governing bodies that individual fraternities and sororities fall under – Interfraternity Council, Diversified Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association and Independent Council. In addition, she administers Order of Omega, the Greek honor society. She also travels all over the United States speaking on topics relevant to Greek life, such as recruitment, hazing and positive change, and is a former member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors Executive Board. 

2016 Award Winner:

Jessie Stinson Jessie has been a strong supporter of Sigma Kappa during her tenure at University of Central Missouri. Jessie was a pillar in the fundamental change in social behavior for the chapters on her campus. With additional support from the national organization for Delta Eta Chapter and Jessie’s consistent involvement, the chapter has achieved quota and total and won numerous awards within the Greek community. Additionally, Jessie is actively involved in different professional groups such as AFA and AFLV as well as her organization of Alpha Sigma Alpha.

2015 Award Winner:


Dexter Bush-Scott - Dexter was an integral part of helping the Northeastern University Sigma Kappa colony acclimate with the campus immediately and continues to support the Kappa Omega Chapter as they grow. He goes above and beyond to motivate the students and encourage them to include not only the Greek community but the entire Northeastern community in the things they are doing. Dexter challenges the students to look at what they are doing and evaluate the impact it has. 


2014 Award Winner:


Adam Cantley - Adam has been an advocate of the Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Kappa on the University of Delaware campus as well as in his previous role at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he helped to support the Epsilon Chi Chapter. Adam goes above and beyond in communicating and educating the students he works with when a change in policy needs to occur. He is able to recognize the good in the collegiate women he works with and encourages them to become the best they can. Adam is actively involved in the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and he believes in the work he does on a daily basis, not only within the Delaware community but with all organizations throughout the country. 


2013 Award Winner:


Carol Preston Nickoson - Carol is the Director of Fraternity and Sorority life at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She is responsible for the oversight of Wittenberg’s fraternity and sorority community and coordination of new student orientation and family weekend. Additionally, she finds time to facilitate workshops for CAMPUSPEAK, Inc. and has served as leadership program facilitator for both Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi fraternities. Passionate about her profession, she also volunteers with (AFVL) the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values as the editor for Connections Magazine and conference director of scripts and staging.


2012 Award Winners:

Angela Guillory - Angela is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Greek Life at Louisiana State University. In 2011, Angela was honored with the Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors for exhibiting high professional standards and achievement in fraternity/sorority advising and contributing countless hours to the betterment of the fraternal movement.


  Amy Vojta – Amy has worked at Rutgers University as the assistant dean of fraternity and sorority affairs since 1996. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. At BG she joined Alpha Gamma Delta, and later worked for the Fraternity as a leadership consultant. For 10 years she served as the executive director of the Northeast Greek Leadership Association, served two terms as the president for the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA) and is currently serving as the chairman of the AFA Foundation. She volunteers for Alpha Gamma Delta as a member of the education committee and for Delta Delta Delta as a member of The Center Board for Living, Learning and Leading.