BETA GAMMA CHAPTER WINS NUMEROUS AWARDS
Chapter at Christopher Newport University Wins Chapter of the Year & Many Others
GREENSBURG, PA – The National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho is pleased to announce that the Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA has been awarded the Robert D. Corrie Chapter of the Year Award as well as seven other national awards. The awards were presented on Sunday, August 11, at the Elmon M. Williams Leadership Academy in Pittsburg, PA. The eight awards that the chapter was awarded were:
The Robert D. Corrie Chapter of the Year Award: Given to the chapter that best demonstrates the five values of Kappa Delta Rho – Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, Service, & Tradition – over the previous academic year. The award is named after Robert D. Corrie, a graduate of the Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho at Cornell University, who is a longtime volunteer of the National Fraternity having served as a Director for the national board for many years.
The Gerald L. Murray Award for excellence in chapter operations: Given to the chapter that best demonstrates effective leadership and management by officers of the Fraternity in a comprehensive assessment carried out each spring by the National Office of the Fraternity. The award is named after Gerald L. Murray who attended Purdue University and is an inductee of the prestigious Ordo Honoris which honors those in the Fraternity who display overwhelming honor, fidelity, and concern for their fellow man in their personal, professional, or fraternal life.
The John L. Blakely Award for outstanding philanthropic projects: Given to the chapter that demonstrates the strongest and most consistent commitment to philanthropic projects over the previous academic year. The award is named after John L. Blakely, a member of Eta Chapter at the University of Illinois, who served as Kappa Delta Rho’s National President from 1946 to 1950.
The Dr. Harold Osborn Award for outstanding intramural sports: Given to the chapter that achieves both a high rate of participation and demonstrates the most success in their intramural sports. The award is named after Doctor Harold Osborn who was a 1922 graduate of the Eta Chapter at the University of Illinois and won the Gold Medal in the Decathlon and High Jump at the 1924 Olympics. He is still the only man to win both events.
The George E. Shaw Award for outstanding public relations: Given to the chapter that both most effectively utilizes media to publicize their endeavors but also effectively engages with other stakeholders in its community. The award is named after George E. Shaw who, as the first pledge of Kappa Delta Rho at Middlebury College, came to be known as “Mr. KDR”. Brother Shaw wrote and edited the 1955 History of Kappa Delta Rho and the internationally acclaimed Credo.
The E. Mayer Maloney Award for outstanding faculty relations: The award, given out at the recent Elmon M. Williams Leadership Academy in Pittsburg, PA, is given to the chapter that best engages with the faculty of their university to foster better relations and a stronger academic community. The award is named after E. Mayer Maloney who is a graduate of our Nu Chapter at Indiana University and served as the National Executive Secretary from 1940 to 1944 and again from 1968 to 1980.
The National Risk Management Award for outstanding risk management: Given to the chapter that best demonstrates both its knowledge and adherence to policies laid out by both the Fraternal Information and Programming Group and the National Fraternity.
The Executive Director’s Award for outstanding recruitment: Given to the chapter that has the most successful recruitment efforts over the previous academic year.
The Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho at Christopher Newport University was founded in 2006. The chapter has won the Robert D. Corrie of the Year Award three out of the past four years. This is the second year in a row that the chapter has won the Robert D. Corrie Chapter of the Year Award. These awards are a direct reflection of their hard work, commitment and dedication to the mission of Kappa Delta Rho to create a living organization that actively challenges each member to rise above everyday pursuits, be of character, and confront the needs of our modern society by placing honor before all things.
Kappa Delta Rho is an American college social fraternity spread throughout the United States. The fraternity places emphasis on Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Tradition. Kappa Delta Rho’s open motto is “Honor Super Omnia”, or “Honor Above All Things”. More information about Kappa Delta Rho can be found online at https://www.kdr.com.
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