Chapter Receives Fraternity Awards

Chi Eta Brothers at Ekkleisa 164
Chi Eta Brothers at the 164th Ekkleisa in New Orleans, La.

The Chi Eta Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was recognized for its efforts during 2011 with multiple chapter and individual awards at Phi Gamma Delta’s 164th Ekklesia in New Orleans.

The chapter placed first in the Coon Plaque and the third in the Jordan Bowl.  The Coon  plaque recognize the chapter with the best graduate publications.  The Jordan Bowl recognizes the chapter with the highest comparative scholarship.

The chapter also received Honorable Mention for the following awards:  Brightman Trophy (graduate relations), Baker Cup (community service), and Cheney Cup (greatest overall chapter efficiency.)

Tyler Jury (WKU 2012) received the Wilkinson Award, recognizing the outstanding senior in Phi Gamma Delta.  Ben Harper (Kentucky 1969, WKU Graduate Affiliate 2011) received the Coulter Cup, recognizing graduate brother who contributed most to a chapter through service in a capacity other than Purple Legionnaire or General Officer. Ben serves on the house corporation and previously served on the board of chapter advisors.

Jeff Baynham (WKU Graduate Initiate 2010) received honorable mention for the Durrance Award (most outstanding Purple Legionnaire) and Ray Blankenship (Kentucky 84, WKU Graduate Affiliate 2010) received honorable mention for the Crowder Cup (most outstanding faculty advisor).

Overall the chapter placed or received recognition in eleven of the twelve awards submitted.

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