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Furman sororities earn national awards

The Furman Panhellenic Council. Front: Andersen Wade ’23, Reagan Leandro ’23, Jordan Zahora ’23, Abigail Nicholas ’24, Mamie Yenovkian ’23 Back: Courtney King ’23, Kate Pfeffle ’23, Morgan Locklar ’23, Chloe Treible ’24, Morgan Thomas ’23, Caroline Wissig ’23. Not pictured: Katie Grzeszczak ’24.

Furman University’s Panhellenic Council, consisting of the university’s six sororities, has won several 2021-2022 College Panhellenic Association Awards from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC).

The council won awards for innovation in leadership, innovation in programming and innovation in marketing.

“We are incredibly thankful and honored to have been recognized for our work this past semester by NPC,” said Furman Panhellenic Vice President Chloe Treible. “It is important to acknowledge the women in our Greek organizations: Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Tri Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha. We could not have done the work we needed to do to receive these awards without our Panhellenic sisters, who offered their continued love, support and faith in us throughout our terms.”

“These 36 College Panhellenic Associations have excelled in areas of council achievement and community support,” said Linda Henderson, 2020-2022 College Panhellenics Committee chair. “The success of these College Panhellenics demonstrates there is a bright future ahead for their associations and the wider Panhellenic community.”

“Receiving these awards at a national level means that we stand out among over 650 universities that have an NPC community,” Treible said. “Even more importantly it says we focus on what it means to be a Panhellenic community. Panhellenic is a word derived from the Greek word that means “All Greek.” Our goal is not only to create visibility of Greek life but more to continue to foster a Greek community that is healthy and well-rounded for everyone, among many other things. Receiving these awards means we are on the right path to continue pursuing this goal.”

To receive the awards, the Panhellenic Council had to “demonstrate outstanding and unique contributions.”  For example, in the “Innovation in Marketing” category, the council demonstrated using specific social media platforms to meet strategic objectives. They also hosted an hour-long session on marketing with members of University Communications, Elizabeth Lichtenberg, senior director of brand strategy and visual communications, and Will Gribble, associate director of strategic communications.

The Panhellenic Council is now preparing various events to meet potential new members this fall in preparation for rush in the spring. “Each sorority chapter and our executive team are working their hardest to make our newest Paladins feel welcome and included in our Panhellenic and Furman communities,” Treible said. “We want opportunities to truly get to know potential new members and for them to truly get to know us!”

Article by Clinton Colmenares, Director of News and Media Strategy
Last updated August 26, 2022
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