The award was presented to the Omicron Chapter at Shippensburg at the sorority’s annual convention.Chapter President Samantha Wallace accepted the award for the chapter that was chartered at Shippensburg in 2008.
According to information from the organization, the mission of Kappa Beta Gamma is to improve its members morally, socially and intellectually, and to better the schools and communities in which its members live through leadership and philanthropy. The award is presented annually to the chapter that most fully embraces and pursues this mission. Shippensburg’s chapter was recognized due to its demonstrated leadership both within Kappa Beta Gamma and within the local community, the information said.
The information cited a number of examples for the chapter to receive the award, including:
- Sending members to help recruit new members for the sorority’s chapter at Frostburg University.
- Participating in national events, including a planning retreat in Atlanta.
- Winning Greek Week on campus, being named Sorority of the Year and member Kate Morrone being awarded Sorority Woman of the Year.
- Participating in numerous philanthropic projects including raising funds to support ovarian cancer research, raising funds for the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, volunteering Friday nights at a youth program in Chambersburg and participating in a walk for multiple sclerosis research.