The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Awards of Distinction. The Awards will be presented in three categories at the NIC Annual Meeting on April 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
The Undergraduate Award of Distinction seeks to recognize the fraternity man who has found in his experience an outlet for developing as both a leader and a better man. The 2012 recipients are:
- TJ Bard - Beta Theta Pi, Pennsylvania State University
- Greg Waterworth - Kappa Alpha Order, University of Maryland
- Jacob Wellman - Alpha Tau Omega, University of New Mexico
The Chapter Award of Distinction recognizes the undergraduate chapter which is highly functioning, in compliance with NIC Standards, seeks to educate others about the benefits of a values based fraternity experience, and works to maintain a healthy relationship with their inter/national organization. The 2012 recipients are:
- Alpha Tau Omega - Theta Nu Chapter, Baylor University
- Kappa Delta Rho - Beta Gamma Chapter, Christopher Newport University
- Sigma Nu - Mu Chapter, University of Georgia
- Theta Chi - Iota Beta Chapter, Missouri State University
The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes the fraternity man who has given of his time, talents, and service to the betterment of the fraternity. The service can be given at the local, regional, or national level. The 2012 recipients are:
- Dr. P. Thomas Purinton, Beta Theta Pi
- Ben Satcher, Jr., Kappa Alpha Order
NIC President & CEO, Pete Smithhisler commended the award recipients and nominators saying, "The Awards of Distinction allow the NIC to recognize outstanding achievement and to publicize best practices among its members. This year, we had many qualified nominations and we are proud to honor these individuals and chapters for their accomplishments. "
Additional information about the Awards of Distinction can be found online at www.nicindy.org/programs. For specific information related to the award recipients please contact Jameson Root at the NIC office, or at Root@NICindy.org.
Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is the trade association representing 75 international and national men's fraternities. Through advocacy, collaboration, and education the NIC works to ensure that fraternities can operate in an environment conducive to their success.