At the University of Washington’s annual Greek Awards, Washington Alpha was recognized as Chapter of the Year out of 34 total fraternities while also earning 9 out of the 13 total possible chapter awards. These awards include:
Excellence in Academic Programming – for a well-documented scholarship program and earning the highest fraternity GPA 3 quarters in row with a most recent 3.47 chapter GPA.
Excellence in Alumni Relations – for well-established alumni events and communications.
Excellence in Campus Involvement – for having most members involved and holding leadership positions in organizations outside of the chapter.
Excellence in Chapter Programming – for going above and beyond completing all IFC and chapter required programming requirements.
Excellence in Environmental Awareness – for introducing a new environmental awareness position and implementing sustainable infrastructure.
Excellence in Greek Relations – for well-established communications and high member attendance at events held by other Greek organizations.
Excellence in New Member Programming – for well-established and documented Phikeia program, high initiation rate, and collective Phikeia GPA of 3.58.
Excellence in Recruitment Programming – for well-documented recruitment and incoming freshman scholarship program while also adhering to all rules regarding recruitment put in place by IFC.
Excellence in Risk Management – for high member attendance to risk management/training events and established emergency/crisis management plan.
Additionally, four individual honors were awarded to well-deserving brothers of Washington Alpha. Brother Bill Koski (far left) was recognized as Chapter Officer of the Year for his extensive work as Recruitment Chairman, overseeing 80% growth of chapter membership during his tenure as well as holding various other leadership positions and exemplifying academic excellence as a Bioengineering major.
Brother Alex Tielker (left-middle) was recognized as Chapter President of the Year for going above and beyond the role of President, overseeing improvement in all aspects of the Washington Alpha chapter and exemplifying the principles of Phi Delta Theta to the highest degree.
Brother Brian Carpenter (right-middle) was recognized as Greek Man of the Year for the various leadership positions he has been involved in, including serving as former Recruitment Chairman and President as well as leadership roles within and outside the UW Greek community while maintaining his academic excellence as an Aerospace Engineering major.
Finally, Brother Nathan Maris (far right) was recognized as Senior of the Year for his contributions to the chapter house having served as Secretary, Vice President, and Chaplain, his other various leadership roles in other organizations, his commitment to academics as a Biochemistry major, scoring in the 99th Percentile on the MCAT, extensive research in the Bioengineering department and serving countless hours in and around the community.
In total Washington Alpha took home 14 awards. Needless to say, the Washington Alpha Chapter is extremely proud of their accomplishments as a chapter and extremely proud of the accomplishments of the brothers that earned individual honors.