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Section 50 Awards
Section 50 Awards Print
Written by S50 Chair   
Tuesday, 06 January 2009 22:22

 

Section 50 Most Improved Chapter
The Most Improved Chapter award is presented to the Chapter that has made the greatest strides in improvement in the last year.

Please describe in detail how this Chapter has improved, based on the three Cardinal Principles and include details on the following criteria and other information:

A) Significant increase in membership (include numbers, if possible);
B) Improvement in quality and quantity of service projects;
C) Increased involvement in Sectional events;
D) The nominee Chapter's Greek or college name;
E) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Past Recipients: Alpha Zeta Omega (2011), Eta Epsilon (2010), Not awarded (2009) Zeta Alpha (2008), Theta Epsilon (2007)

 

 

Section 50 Friend of the Year
The Friend of the Year award is presented to the individual who made the most significant contribution toward the Cardinal Principle of Friendship.

Please describe the Brother's effort at making friends and welcoming new members and include details on the following criteria and other information:

A) Openly welcomes new members;
B) Socializes with all Brothers (is not exclusive) and has a genuine interest in maintaining friendships;
C) Puts forth an effort to meet "strangers" from other Chapters;
D) How long this brother has been in Alpha Phi Omega, including pledgeship;
E) The nominee Chapter's Greek or College name;
F) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Section 50 Service Project of the Year
Describe in detail a specific large event or a long-term, regularly scheduled service project. It may include other Chapters or organizations from the campus or community.
Please explain this service project effort and include details on the following criteria and other information:

A) The chapter(s) who organized the event;
B) The name of the individual or organization being served;
C) The number of people involved in the project;
D) The amount of funds raised (if applicable);
E) How often the event occurs;
F) Any other significant details about the project;
G) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Section 50 Leader of the Year
The Leader of the Year award is presented to the individual who made the most significant contribution toward the Cardinal Principle of Leadership.
Please list offices/committee positions held and length of time. Also, describe, in as much detail as possible, in what ways this person tries to include others in activities, and how the Chapter reacts to events/committees "led" by this person (remember we are not looking for a dictator here!) Please describe the Brothers’ efforts at being a leader and include details on the following criteria and other information:

A) Holds positions on the Executive Board or as committee chair within the Chapter (and possibly leadership positions in other campus organizations);
B) Helps get others involved so they can learn to become leaders;
C) Serves on a committee or as a voting delegate at the Sectional, Regional, or National level;
D) The nominee's name and Chapter;
E) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Section 50 Chapter of the Year 
Please describe in detail the program of the Chapter in regards to the three Cardinal Principles. Explain activities and communications with other Chapters in the Section, and also include the number of actives/pledges in the Chapter and average attendance at meetings/projects.

The following criteria and other information should be included in the nomination:

A) Involvement with other Chapters of the Section (and/or other Sections);
B) Active programs that exemplify the three Cardinal Principles;
C) A high percentage of attendance at Chapter event;
D) The nominee Chapter's Greek or college name;
E) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Section 50 Advisor of the Year 
The Advisor of the Year award is presented to the outstanding Chapter Advisor who lends guidance and counsel to a Chapter.

Please describe how this advisor has given of themselves to the Chapter (while not trying to control it) and/or Section and include details on the following criteria and other information:
A) Actively involved in Chapter events;

B) Encourages leadership skills in Chapter members;
C) Always readily available as a resource;
D) Consistent commitment to the Chapter;
E) How long this advisor has been involved with Alpha Phi Omega including pledging (when applicable);
F) The nominee's name and Chapter;
G) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Section 50 Newsletter of the Year

The Newsletter of the Year award is presented to the Chapter whose newsletter best demonstrates the functionality and fun that written communication can have. 
 
Please describe the newsletter and include details on the following criteria and other information: 
A) Content incorporates our three Cardinal Principles; 
B) Represents the voice of the Chapter (not just the editor or officers); 
C) Discusses Sectional, Regional, and National events as well as Chapter news; 
D) Presentation is attractive, easy to read, and informative, yet is also fun and creative; 
E) Please also include the following information about the newsletter preparation (if applicable); 
F) Who provides the information? (Officers/actives submit articles, editor gathers info...); 
G) Who prepares the issues? (Committee, editor, officers...); 
H) How often is it published? (Monthly, once per semester, annually...); 
I) Who receives it? (Actives, pledges, advisors, alumni, other chapters, Section Chair and/or Staff...); 
J) What are the methods of publication? (On paper, by email); 
K) The newsletter's name; 
L) The editor's name and Chapter; 
M) The nominator’s name and Chapter. 

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Section 50 Distinguished Service Key
The Sectional Distinguished Service Key is awarded to an individual who has given outstanding service at the Sectional level. Take careful consideration in preparing the nomination, as the Distinguished Service Key is one of the highest awards an Alpha Phi Omega member can receive. This Brother should also fulfill the three Cardinal Principles as a member of Alpha Phi Omega. It is recommended that a candidate should have been active for at least one academic year prior to consideration.

A nominee for this award requires a three-fourths vote (3/4) to receive the award. Please describe how this brother has exemplified the three Cardinal Principles and include details on the following criteria and other information:

A) Commitment;
B) Reliability and availability;
C) Quality and quantity of service;
D) Enthusiasm;
E) Diversity of involvement;
F) Unselfish giving of time, service, and money;
G) Outstanding differences made in the Section;
H) Past and present efforts and accomplishments for a consistent period (at least one academic year);
I) How long this brother has been in Alpha Phi Omega, including pledging;
J) The nominee's name and Chapter;
K) The nominator’s name and Chapter.

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Past Recipients: Sol Roberts-Lieb (2003), Benjamin Johnson (2003), Justin Martin (2005), Amanda Roberts-Lieb (2006), Candice Solomon-Strutz (2009)


   

 

Past Section 50 Award Recipients

2010 - 2011

Most Improved Chapter - Alpha Zeta Omega (Parkland College)
Service Project of the Year - Children's Carnival (Theta Epsilon - Illinois State University)
Friend of the Year - Laura Hoffman (Alpha Alpha - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Leader of the Year - Mike Dvoracek (Alpha Alpha) and Helen Quatch (Alpha Alpha)
Chapter of the Year - Alpha Alpha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Theta Epsilon (Illinois State University)
Advisor of the Year - C. Frank Shaw ( Theta Epsilon - Illinois State University)
Newsletter of the Year - Eta Epsilon (Millikin University)
Website of the Year - Not presented
Section Distinguished Service Key - Not presented

 
2009 - 2010

Most Improved Chapter - Eta Epsilon
Website of the Year - Zeta Alpha
Service Project of the Year - Alpha Alpha
Friend of the Year - Ian Andersen (Alpha Alpha)
Leader of the Year - Jordan Russell (Eta Epsilon)
Chapter of the Year - Alpha Alpha
Advisor of the Year - Justin Martin (Alpha Alpha)
Newsletter of the Year - Not presented
Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Not presented

 

2008 - 2009

Friend of the Year - Alexandra Grogg, Zeta Alpha (Bradley)
Leader of the Year - Nell Pounder, Alpha Alpha (UIUC)
Advisor of the Year - Dr. Getz, Zeta Alpha (Bradley)
Service Project of the Year - Refugee Tutoring, Alpha Alpha (UIUC)
Chapter of the Year - Alpha Alpha (UIUC)
Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Candice Solomon-Strutz

2007 - 2008

Friend of the Year: Roxanne Turner - Zeta Alpha (Bradley University)
Leader of the Year: Ashlee Ford - Alpha Alpha (UIUC)
Most Improved Chapter: Zeta Alpha (Bradley University)
Advisor of the Year: Mike McDaniel, Zeta Alpha (Bradley University)
Service Project of the Year: Make-A-Wish, Zeta Alpha
Chapter of the Year: Theta Epsilon (Illinois State University)
Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Not presented

2006 - 2007

Most Improved Chapter: Theta Epsilon (Illinois State University)
Friend of the Year: Chris Veit (Theta Epsilon)
Service Project of the Year: Merit Badge Day (Theta Epsilon)
Leader of the Year: Brett Thede (Zeta Alpha)
Advisor of the Year: David Wayne (Zeta Alpha)
Chapter of the Year: Alpha Alpha (Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Section 50 Roadtrip Rewards Tie (Eta Epsilon and Alpha Alpha) - monetary check written to chapter
Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Not presented

 

2005 - 2006

Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Mandy Roberts-Lieb

2004 - 2005

Friend of the Year: Jacy Brasher (Delta Psi)
Advisor of the Year: Justin Martin (Delta Psi)
Chapter of the Year: Alpha Alpha (Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 
Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Justin Martin

2002 - 2003

Section 50 Distinguished Service Key - Sol Roberts-Lieb and Ben Johnson

 

 

 

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