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Louisiana Beta (LSU) Wins Outstanding Fraternity Chapter Award, Places Brothers In Leadership Roles


lsu-logo.jpgMax Derrickson, the current LSU Interfraternity Council President and past Lousiana Beta Chapter President, was recently named one of the Tiger 12. The Tiger 12 are a group of 12 LSU seniors who are recognized as the best of their class, based on outstanding performance in all areas of life as a student. LSU’s Commitment to Community decides the Tiger 12, and the qualities of a recipient are outlined on the LSU Office of the Dean of Students website. This is one of the most prestigious awards given to LSU seniors, and the chapter is thrilled that Max’s accomplishments are being recognized.

As of the most recent Student Government election, Louisiana Beta Phi Paul Broussard is the new President of LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. Paul is an extremely qualified leader in that he has served as Vice President Administration for the Greek Board of Directors, Director of Finance for Student Government, and two-term Treasurer for Louisiana Beta. Paul worked diligently during his campaign, and he made sure to appeal personally to all of his constituents. The chapter wishes him the best of luck serving this position throughout his senior year!

Brother Dustin Campbell was also successful in the most recent Student Government Election. Dustin is a sophomore, majoring in Chemical Engineering, with a passion for student government. He currently serves as Speaker Pro Tempore on LSU Senate.

Brother William Baumgardner was recently elected the Chief Justice of the IFC Judiciary Branch. The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at LSU governs the inner-workings of all fraternity businesses and collective efforts. The Judiciary Branch of IFC is a student-facilitated court that individuals in a fraternity or fraternities as a whole can appeal to should there be any infraction of LSU rules. Normally, University Court would hear such cases, but this branch exists as an option to LSU’s fraternity men.

This year at the LSU annual Songfest competition, where Fraternities and Sororities pair up and perform a dance routine that they practice over the entire spring semester, the Louisiana Beta Chapter was paired with Phi Mu. The chapter placed second out of ten teams and are proud of their members who participated. After Songfest, the LSU Greek Community attended the LSU Order of Omega Awards ceremony, where many members of the chapter were recognized by the entire LSU community. Brothers Paul Broussard, Max Derrickson, and Brandon Smith were recognized as new members of Order of Omega. House mother Teri Meier was also recognized as the Outstanding Fraternity House Director for 2012-2013 year. The last award of the evening was the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2012. Louisiana Beta was one of only five fraternities to win this award this year.