The “White Star” keeps on shining bright. Five outstanding applicants received the Annual White Star Scholarship, a scholarship awarded by the Chi Eta chapter of Phi Gamma Delta of Western Kentucky University. This scholarship was awarded to incoming freshman males who demonstrated excellence in scholarship, extracurricular activities, and community service. The White Star Scholarship is funded annually by Steve Wilson, a graduate of Phi Gamma Delta from the Upsilon Kappa Chapter of the University of Kentucky. He has been a great supporter for the Chi Eta chapter. The five winners of the scholarship are: Steven Kent Jones, Austin-James Scott Lanter, John William Owens, Spencer Wright, who are all new members to the XH chapter, and Daniel Brashear.
During the application process, students were asked to list any extracurricular activities, outside organizations, community service, offices held in high school, and also an optional one page essay describing how the student will make the most of their college experience. All of the candidates were great and the recipients were certainly top quality and very deserving young men. The men of Phi Gamma Delta, alongside Steve Wilson, are glad to have the opportunity to reward young men for their scholarship, involvement, and hard work. We are continually looking for excellent young men to apply for this prestigious scholarship.
The Chi Eta Chapter was proud to pledge in its first pledge class as a new chapter this past weekend. The Epsilon class is only the 5th group of men to pledge themselves into the ranks of Phi Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University. The group equates to 23 men, 16 of which are enrolled in the Honors College. Consisting of 20 freshman and 3 sophomores the guys are ready to hit the ground running this fall.
Fall 2010 Fraternity Recruitment begins next week. We look forward to meeting all the interested men during recruitment week! Make sure you have registered for formal recruitment. For more information, visit www.wkugreeks.com.
The last of the Founding Father pledge classes were initiated into the Delta Colony of Phi Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University. This is the class initiated before the Colony receives its Charter on May 1st. Also initiated was Graduate Initiate and Board of Colony Advisor Dr. Dean Kahler.
The colony will receive its charter during Chartering Weekend April 30 & May 1. Click here for more information.