Delta Sigma Phi at Shorter receives prestigious nomination
June 30 - The national headquarters of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity announced Monday that the Theta Psi chapter at Shorter College is a nominee for the 2009 Pyramid of Excellence Award – the highest honor bestowed upon chapters of the Fraternity.
The Pyramid of Excellence Award is presented annually to undergraduate chapters who have demonstrated excellence in all areas of fraternity life in the past academic year.
“Our men are the absolute best of Shorter College, and this is just another symbol of their devotion to the mission of culture, harmony and friendship,” said Corey Colbert, current President of the chapter.
Notification of the nomination came less than two weeks after the death of a charter member of the chapter at Shorter, Jacob Edfeldt. After a long struggle with heart disease, including two heart transplants, the Shorter student and Delta Sigma Phi brother passed away on June 14, 2009.
“Jacob left a huge impact on this fraternity. He was a leader, mentor and friend to all of us. He pushed us all so hard, so he played a huge part in this nomination,” said Chris Cannon, Vice President.
Only 14 of over 110 chapters were nominated for the prestigious award. Chapters at the University of Georgia and Georgia College & State University were the only other Georgians nominated.
Among the criteria evaluated for the nomination are chapter academic performance, recruitment and retention of members, campus and community involvement, alumni support and involvement, financial strength, and adherence to the official Ritual of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
The chapter will be recognized during the upcoming 56th National Convention of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity to be held in St. Louis, Missouri on July 22-25. The Pyramid of Excellence Awards will be presented on Saturday evening, July 25 during the Convention Closing Banquet & Awards Ceremony.
For additional information on Delta Sigma Phi at Shorter College, visit www.scdelta.org or www.deltasig.org.