PSU sorority chapter earns highest national honor

  Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

PSU sorority chapter earns highest national honor

For chapters of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, earning the prestigious Crown of Excellence award is among the most difficult of tasks. Earning the award two years in a row? That’s nearly impossible.

Just don’t tell that to the Pittsburg State University Eta Eta Chapter.

One year after receiving its first Crown of Excellence Award in its 93-year history, the Eta Eta Chapter at PSU has again earned the coveted recognition.  Since its creation in 1985, only two Alpha Sigma Alpha chapters have earned the Crown of Excellence award in two consecutive years.

The Crown of Excellence award is given to the highest performing chapter within the national organization of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The top chapters in the country are given the award of Four-Star Chapter and from these select few, the Crown of Excellence Chapter is chosen.

“This is an incredible honor that many chapters work years to achieve,” Chapter President Julia Sammur said. “This is an award well-earned by every single member of this sorority.”

Along with receiving the Crown of Excellence Award, Eta Eta was given the Four-Star Chapter award, the Philanthropy Award and the Sidney Gramillion Allen Panhellenic Award.

Megan Smejdir, PSU Greek adviser, said she is proud of and excited for the Eta Eta Chapter.

“This is truly outstanding because so few chapters win this award two years in a row,” she said. “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Alpha Sigma Alpha members. I am very proud of them.”

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