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Awards 

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

For questions regarding the 2019 awards, contact Victoria Pekarek.

 Click here for the full list of Alumnae Award Winners

AWARD
DESCRIPTION
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

For questions regarding the 2019 awards, contact Victoria Pekarek.

AWARD DESCRIPTION
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.

Angela C. Guillory Outstanding FSA 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.
Exceeding Excellence Award Recognizes collegiate chapters that complete exceptional work.
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 P. Budd Excellence in Service Award

Recognizes a chapter for participation in both national and local gerontology activities during the award year.

Lorah S. Monroe Excellence in Advisoru Board Support 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.

SOE One Star Award

Recognizes collegiate chapters who have attained a one star level of excellence.

SOE Two Star Award

Recognizes collegiate chapters who have attained a two star level of excellence.

SOE Three Star Award

Recognizes collegiate chapters who have attained a three star 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

For quetions regarding the following awards, contact Caren Chopp

 

AWARD

DESCRIPTION

Edna Brown Dreyfus Award

Recognizing one collegiate chapter and one honorable mention for participation in Sigma Kappa Foundation projects.

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. The award considers the chapter’s total team donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event for year fundraising session.

PULSE Award

Awarded to the alumnae chapter with the largest chapter giving per capita to the PULSE Annual Fund.  

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.
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.

 

AWARD DESCRIPTION
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.