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Sigma Phi Epsilon honored for member development

North Carolina’s Mu chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon received the Donald C. McCleary Excellence in Member Development Award this month in Atlanta at the national fraternity’s annual Carlson Leadership Academy.

By Terrence McLaughlin '17

The North Carolina Mu chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was honored this winter with the Donald C. McCleary Excellence in Member Development Award during the national fraternity’s annual leadership academy.

Elon University sophomore Owen Gaffney, the chapter’s vice president of member development, accepted the award on Feb. 6, 2016, on behalf of his organization.

The Donald C. McCleary Excellence in Member Development Award recognizes chapters that are exercising a commitment to continuous development and provide unique and individualized opportunities focused in the six core areas of development programming: SigEp, Sound Mind, Sound Body, Personal, Leadership and Professional.

The chapter was recognized at the Carlson Leadership Academy on the second day of the two-day conference in Atlanta. The academy annually provides interactive officer training to over 2,600 undergraduates and volunteers in locations across the country.

Sophomore Coty Consic, junior Maxx Forti and junior Terrence McLaughlin attended the academy alongside Gaffney.

To qualify for the award, chapters must have a GPA above the all-campus fraternity average for the past year, be in good ethical standing with the university, and have proof that a structured development program is implemented throughout the academic year.

Elon’s Sigma Phi Epsilon was reinstated in 2007 and is currently comprised of 66 active brothers. The chapter has been continuously recognized for its commitment to academics, and for its engagement with members of the local community, on and off campus.


Eric Townsend,
2/11/2016 10:00 AM