May 8, 2014
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

Greek Excellence Honored

Jamie Mauldin and William Jimerson

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University recognized excellence among Greek-letter organizations during its annual Greek Assembly Tuesday, April 29.

One of the highest awards presented during the assembly is the Order of Omega Man and Woman of the Year, which recognizes leaders within the Greek community.

“The Order of Omega Man and Woman of the Year awards are designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding involvement and achievement within the Greek community, while maintaining a well-balanced life and showing the appropriate dedication to all areas of their student experience,” said Erin Sylvester, assistant director for Greek Life.

William Jimerson, of the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, was named Order of Omega Man of the Year for his contributions to his fraternity and the university.

“He has not only been involved in Greek Life, but he is an outstanding member of the VSU community,” said Sylvester. “He is said to exemplify all of the characteristics we look for in the Greek community. He is dedicated to service, he is a role model, he excels academically, he is a campus leader, and he works diligently within his chapter to uphold the aims of his fraternity.”

Jimerson is the immediate past president of VSU’s Student Government Association and is also a member of Collegiate Men of VSU and VSU NAACP. He has worked as a resident assistant and has served his chapter as a recording secretary and webmaster. He is the recipient of the 2012 Male Rookie Resident Assistant of the Year Award, National Pan-Hellenic Council New Member of the Year Award, Media Arts Geniuses Humanitarian of the Year Award and the College Brother of the Year for Scholarship Award at the Georgia District Alpha Phi Alpha Convention.

Jamie Mauldin, of Phi Mu, was named Order of Omega Woman of the Year for exemplary work in her sorority and on campus.

“Jamie was able to serve the Greek community in multiple capacities throughout the last year,” said Sylvester. “Last year she was also initiated in Order of Omega, which represents the top 3 percent of the Greek community, and was awarded a national scholarship through the organization.”

Mauldin was her chapter’s pledge class president in 2011 and College Panhellenic Council delegate in 2012. She has also served as College Panhellenic Council vice president of development and College Panhellenic Council president, and is now her chapter’s president.

The following additional awards were presented:

Greek Week Winners

1st Place: Sigma Nu, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta
2nd Place: Kappa Sigma, Kappa Delta and Phi Beta Sigma
3rd Place: (Tied) Kappa Alpha and Phi Mu, and Chi Omega, Phi Sigma Kappa and Alpha Phi Alpa

Intramurals 

Flag Football- Kappa Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha
5v5 Basketball- Kappa Sigma and Alpha Delta Pi
Softball- Sigma Nu and Kappa Delta

New Member of the Year

College Panhellenic Council: Maggie McGlamry of Phi Mu
Interfraternity Council: Joe Lin of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Briana Tookes of Delta Sigma Theta

Outstanding Greek Achiever

Regan Taylor of Phi Mu

Outstanding Greek President

Kelsey Garner of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Advisor of the Year

Corrie Hunter-Marable, advisor of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Chapter of the Year

College Panhellenic Council: Zeta Tau Alpha
Interfraternity Council: Sigma Nu
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Chapter GPA Awards

Overall Highest GPA

College Panhellenic Council: Phi Mu
Interfraternity Council: (Tied) Kappa Sigma and Kappa Alpha Order
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Highest New Member GPA

College Panhellenic Council: Zeta Tau Alpha
Interfraternity Council: Phi Sigma Kappa
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Delta Sigma Theta

Most Improved GPA

College Panhellenic Council: Zeta Tau Alpha
Interfraternity Council: Tau Kappa Epsilon
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Excellence in Academic and Scholarship

College Panhellenic Council: Phi Mu
Interfraternity Council: Sigma Nu
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Excellence in Community Service and Philanthropic Activities

College Panhellenic Council: Alpha Delta Pi
Interfraternity Council: Delta Chi
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Excellence in Campus Involvement and Leadership

College Panhellenic Council: Zeta Tau Alpha
Interfraternity Council: Phi Sigma Kappa
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Excellence in Chapter Development and Reporting

College Panhellenic Council: Alpha Delta Pi
Interfraternity Council: Delta Chi
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Most Improved Chapter

College Panhellenic Council: Zeta Tau Alpha
Interfraternity Council: Delta Chi
National Pan-Hellenic Council: Phi Beta Sigma

Chapters of Merit

Alpha Sigma Alpha
Sigma Nu

Chapters of Excellence

Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chi Omega
Phi Mu
Zeta Tau Alpha