As one of the oldest traditions in the interfraternal world, the presentation of the Gold Medal dates back nearly 70 years. The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the presentation of the Gold Medal at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The Gold Medal is presented for lifelong service to the interfraternal community and is the highest honor that the NIC can bestow. The 2012 medalists include Raymond Galbreth, Delta Chi and David Westol, Theta Chi.
A member of Delta Chi Fraternity, Galbreth has served his fraternity as executive director for over 30 years. A steadfast advocate of the fraternal movement, he is the recipient of numerous awards from his own fraternity as well as interfraternal service awards from the fraternal community. He is a past president of the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA), vice president of FIPG, and has chaired numerous FEA committees.
A member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Westol is the founder, owner, and current CEO of Limberlost Consulting and a past executive director of his fraternity. His interfraternal service has included boards of directors, many interfraternal honors, and countless professional speaking engagements. He is the current administrator of FIPG, past president of FEA, and a past NIC Silver Medalist.
NIC President and CEO Pete Smithhisler stated, “These men have dedicated their careers to advancing fraternity and many professionals in the field are grateful to have received their mentoring and coaching. For decades, these men have worked tirelessly to make the fraternity experience relevant and impactful.”
Among the other honors presented at the NIC Annual Meeting are the Laurel Wreath Award and the NIC Awards of Distinction. For more information regarding the NIC Annual Meeting, please visit http://www.nicindy.org/programs/nic-annual-meeting/.
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.
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