Wava Chambers Brown Excellence in Programming Award
Wava Chambers Brown was a 1920 initiate of Iota Chapter. She served as province president, vice president in charge of membership and national president from 1956-1958. As a past national president, Wava volunteered on the past national presidents committee, nominating committee, and was a district director. She died in October 1994.
Recognizes a collegiate chapter for excellence in maintaining a consistent member development program encompassing all areas of collegiate programming.
Epsilon Omega, California Polytechnic State University
Epsilon Omega shined for truly utilizing programming as a membership development opportunity. The chapter met all of the criteria for the award, including going above and beyond by having not only one external presenter, but four. The chapter had a great mix of topics through fulfilling all five member development competencies. Some of the standout programs include a Damsel in Defense self-defense workshop, having 80% of the chapter attend best-selling author Lawrence Ross' presentation on diversity and inclusion on college campuses, three separate workshops on personal wellness, and professionalism on social media. Epsilon Omega also earned all available points for RESPECT integration, one of the most impressive ways being holding a tabling event on campus for how to show self-love during the stress of finals. Epsilon Omega's report was very thorough and detailed; it was clear to see that the chapter takes programming seriously and makes many efforts to plan programs that fit chapter members at all stages of their membership. The programming team highly recommend this chapter for the excellence in programming award.