Saturday, September 27, 2008Daniel Ginter, White Bear Lake, received the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity’s highest national undergraduate honor, the 2007-08 Shideler Award, presented annually to the most outstanding graduating senior within the national organization. The honor marked the first time a member of the St. Cloud State chapter received the award in its 39-year history. Ginter, a senior political science major, also was honored as the fraternity president of the year on the St. Cloud State campus. He served his chapter as president, recruitment chairman, brotherhood officer and vice president of membership development. He also co-chaired the Heartland Conference and worked as a 2007 Leadership Academy intern. On campus, Ginter served as Interfraternity Council vice president of administration, representative for the St. Cloud State Service Learning Advisory Committee, at-large senator with student government, and active member of the Pre-Law Association and the Student Conflict Resolution Team.
Two members of the St. Cloud State fraternity/sorority community took a first place at the Mid-American Greek Council Association annual meeting in February in Chicago. Senior Angela Thielges, Ellendale, N.D., Phi Epsilon Alpha Sorority, and Chelsea Redger, graduate student and adviser for the fraternities, Newton, Kan., Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, teamed up for a first-place finish in the Order of Omega Case Study, in which they had five hours to propose a course of action in response to a real-life situation in a fraternity/sorority community. The two earned the honor in competition with teams from 16 schools across the nation.
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