Alpha Sigma Tau Honored with National Scholarship Awards

Posted: November 11, 2016

Alpha Sigma Tau's Delta Alpha Chapter at Gannon University has been honored with two national awards of scholarly excellence. The awards were announced at the Greek letter organization's 41st national convention in Jacksonville, Fla. this summer.

The chapter was awarded the first-place Scholarship Award for achieving the highest grade point average among Alpha Sigma Tau chapters nationwide in 2014-15, and the third-place Scholarship Award for achieving the third-highest grade point average in 2015-16.

Chapter president Amanda Bachman and vice president of organizational development Katlyn Unger were present to accept the awards. Gannon University alumnae and Delta Alpha sisters Sarah Lewis and Shauna Heinsler Jackson were also present.

"As these national awards demonstrate, Delta Alpha stands out as a model chapter in Alpha Sigma Tau," said Tiffany Street, national president. "I was pleased to present these two well-deserved awards to Amanda and Katlyn on behalf of their chapter."

"I am absolutely thrilled and extremely honored that the Delta Alpha chapter received two National Scholarship Awards," Bachman said. "These awards represent the constant hard work and dedication put forth by our Sisters to pursue academic excellence and success in the classroom, while also pursuing difficult majors and balancing sorority life," Bachman said. "These scholarship awards will serve to inspire and motivate our chapter to continue our outstanding record of academic success."

Since 1954, social Greek organizations have played an integral role in the life of Gannon's campus and the Erie community. Gannon University has five sorority and seven fraternity chapters that aim to promote leadership, integrity and excellence.