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Tri Delta & Phi Delt Take Top Academic Honors!

Gamma Sigma Alpha annually distributes a roster to all inter/national fraternity/sorority headquarters identifying the students within their organizations who affiliated with Gamma Sigma Alpha over the previous academic year. We think membership is something to brag about, so we do this in order for the inter/national groups to brag about their members who put scholarship first!

Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) is the sorority that earned top honors, with 135 women recognized with membership into Gamma Sigma Alpha because of their academic achievement during the 2011-2012 academic year. It’s obvious this organization is committed to academics and ‘strives to broaden the intellectual life for their members.” Tri Delta illustrated this by launching one of the first e-learning modules in the fraternal world in 2010. Congrats to Tri Delta, we look forward to seeing the numbers grow next year!

 

Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) receives this recognition on the fraternity side. There were 56 Phi Delta Theta members recognized through membership with Gamma Sigma Alpha this past academic year. The organization has shown a steady growth in affiliating members over the past three years and we thank them for their commitment to the academic success of their members. A Phi Delta Theta mantra is: “We believe that helping others reach their potential gets you closer to reaching your own.” Gamma Sigma Alpha believes this principle is illustrated in the academic success of fraternal chapters.

Other inter/national groups that were top contenders for this recognition include Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Congratulations!

2012-2013 Board of Directors Recognition

2012-2013 Gamma Sigma Alpha Board of Directors

Gamma Sigma Alpha’s National Board of Directors convened this summer to map the future of the organization as we embark on our 25th Anniversary Year next year. Some board members have been involved in the organization since the founding at the University of Southern California in 1989. The first Board of Directors formal meeting was convened in 1991 and several of those members are still involved in the organization today. Special thanks to Theta Chi National Fraternity for hosting our meeting. Below is a list of the Board of Directors appointed for the 2012-2013 academic year-thank you for your service and dedication to academic achievement within fraternal organizations and your continued support of Gamma Sigma Alpha!

Board President, Jennifer Jones-Hall, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Ball State University (Phi Mu)

Board Vice-President, Dr. Tony Lake, Associate Dean of Students, University of Miami (Theta Chi)

Board Treasurer, Dr. Rosalind Alderman, Assistant Vice President for Retention Management, St. Mary’s University (Phi Mu)

Board Secretary, Dr. Jamison Keller, Activities Coordinator, California State University, Northridge (Sigma Nu)

Wes Schaub, Director of Greek Letter Organizations & Societies, Dartmouth College (Phi Kappa Psi)

Dr. Ron Binder, Associate Dean of Students, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Sigma Phi Epsilon)

Dr. Lynda Wiley, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Ball State University (Kappa Alpha Theta)

Greg Mason, Director of Fraternity/Sorority Housing and Development, University of Central Florida (Lambda Chi Alpha)

Beth Saul, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, University of Southern California (Alpha Epsilon Phi)

Mary Beth Seiler, Director of Greek Life, University of Michigan (Delta Gamma)

Peter Smithhisler, President and CEO, North-American Interfraternity Conference

Terence Parker, Assistant Director of Retention Management, Texas State University, San Marcos

 

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in GSA News | No Comments »

Executive Director Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

The Center for Association Leadership (ASAE) has announced that Aimee Ash, Executive Director of Gamma Sigma Alpha has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, the applicant must have served in nonprofit organization management for a minimum of three years, completed a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, passed a stringent examination in association management and pledged to uphold a code of ethics.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations.

Ash has served as Gamma Sigma Alpha’s Executive Director since 2008. She has been involved with the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) and ASAE since 2010. She is also an associate member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. Ash graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Butler University and completed her Master’s of Arts at Ball State University. She is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in GSA News | No Comments »