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Ohio Wesleyan's Alpha Sigma Phi Honored for Excellence

September 30, 2005

DELAWARE, OHIO - For the fourth consecutive year, the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi at Ohio Wesleyan University has received all 12 citations that are awarded for various areas of excellence by the fraternity's Grand Council.

"The fact that the OWU chapter has received all 12 citations in of itself is unique," said Drew Thawley, CEO of Alpha Sigma Phi and a 1997 alumnus of OWU. "But this group overall has really been unprecedented. Most fraternities usually tend to ebb and flow, but this chapter continues to be very strong."

"I think that we're providing leadership on campus and setting the bar for what a fraternity should be," said senior Wes Goodman, president of the OWU Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi. "We go beyond the fun social activities, and I think that's reflected in our citations." The OWU Chapter received citations for alumni relations, parent relations, membership recruitment, leadership development, membership improvement, philanthropy, campus involvement, scholastic achievement, service, and brotherhood development. The group also received philanthropy and service citations for its philanthropy, Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities other than blindness by providing highly trained assistance dogs.

Last year, the OWU Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi received the Grand Senior President's Award for having the best chapter in the nation at Alpha Sigma Phi's Grand Chapter and Leadership Conference in Columbus.

The Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi was charted at Ohio Wesleyan in 1863 and re-chartered in 1993. Alpha Sigma Phi was founded at Yale University in 1845 and currently has over 60 chapters, colonies, and interest groups nationwide.