On February 27, Ohio Epsilon pinned ten new Phikeias. This is both an increase from the six pinned in the Spring of 2015 and the highest number of men recruited by any fraternity on The University of Akron’s campus. These men are now experiencing the new member education program that acquaints them to the active chapter, the fraternity and sorority community and the values of the Fraternity. This trajectory will help Ohio Epsilon to grow in size and affect more lives in the campus, local and global communities.
In other news, the men of Ohio Epsilon were proud to accept a multitude of awards for their 2015 performance at the University of Akron’s 40th annual Greek Life Awards. Among the chapter awards received, many individual members were also recognized for their leadership within the community.
The Order of Omega Dr. Thomas J. Vukovich Award for Outstanding Leadership was established to recognize Greek achievement and other areas of campus and community involvement. Overall, this award is given to ten members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community who demonstrate exceptional leadership. Ohio Epsilon Phis Josh Hillegass, Bennett Nelson, Todd Simmons, Garrett Sherba and Mitchell Wall were all recipients of this award.
The Outstanding Greek Man of the Year Award is the highest award that can be obtained by a fraternity man at The University of Akron. The award recognizes the premiere male leader within the fraternity and sorority community who demonstrated academic and peer leadership within the Greek community, the university campus and surrounding communities. The 2015 award was presented to Ohio Epsilon’s Todd Simmons.
Ohio Epsilon also received several collective awards including the Member Development Award, Scholastic Development Award, Edna A. Gainer Service Commitment Award and awards for the best community service projects in both the Spring and Fall of 2015. The chapter is looking forward to building on this success in 2016.