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Ohio Epsilon (Akron) Celebrates Successful Semester, Recognizes Seniors


With the spring semester over, the men of Ohio Epsilon have many reasons to be proud. The semester began with successfully recruiting the largest spring Phikeia class in almost 50 years. The 16 men recruited boast excellence in both character and academics, and are set to be initiated on June 17.

On April 23, the Greek chapters of the University of Akron gathered to compete in the Fraternity/Sorority Life Songfest competition. Consisting of song and dance, each chapter put together a custom performance based on a Broadway production. Ohio Epsilon preformed the musical Annie, and placed first for all fraternities competing. Ohio Epsilon was also recognized for the best male solo, as well as the top philanthropic donation, having donated $1,600 of the $3,670 raised at the event. All proceeds go to support Camp Quality Ohio, a summer camp for children with cancer.

As the semester came to a close, several brothers received recognition. At the University of Akron LIFE (Legacy, Integrity, Fellowship, Excellence) Awards, seniors Todd Simmons and Josh Hillegass were both recognized as Top 10 Seniors. They were presented this recognition for their wide and dedicated involvement to the university, as well as academic success. Todd Simmons was also recognized with the A-Key Award, Gold level, for his distinguished involvement and support of the university. Junior Colin Wilson was recognized with the A-Key Award, Blue level, for his involvement on campus and academic success.