SALEM, Va.—The Panhellenic Council at Roanoke College has been awarded the National Panhellenic Conference Progress Award for colleges with two to five sororities. Panhellenic Council is the national organization, which governs operations of campus chapters of national sororities. The college’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter also has been honored, earning a Chapter Excellence Award from their international headquarters.
Representatives from the college’s local chapter traveled to Texas to accept the Panhellenic award. Dean of Students Mac Johnson credits council past president Sarah Mills (Worcester, Mass.), current president Jennifer Brenzovich (Mechanicsville) and advisors, including Michael Steele, with the exceptional leadership that led to this first ever national recognition of the college’s Panhellenic organization.
The brothers of Roanoke College’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter were presented a Chapter Excellence Award at the international fraternity’s annual Leadership Summit in August. President Rob Anastasio (Leesburg), along with another chapter representative, attended the summit in Memphis, Tenn. to accept the award. Fewer than 20 percent of Pi Kappa Alpha chapters received this distinction. The Chapter Excellence Award takes into account the chapter’s recruitment efforts, campus involvement, leadership within the fraternity, academic prowess, financial stability, fundraising and philanthropic work.
Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.