Royal Flame Awards Showcases Campus Excellence
Each year, the Royal Flame Awards recognizes registered student organizations, Greek life chapters, and individual students for their contributions to the campus community. Through large and small scale events and community service projects, organizations contribute to the campus community by providing creative programming and innovative ideas. The Zeta Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. won Outstanding Small-Scale Campus Program for their program “My Sisters Keeper.” The Greatest Minds Society won Outstanding Large-Scale Campus Program for their “Wait Until You See my Degree” campaign. La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated won Outstanding Philanthropy Project for the P.A.T.H.E. Initiative. The Delta Beta Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated won Outstanding Community Service Awards for their work with Hollydale Elementary School and Woodward Elementary Schools. The nights two largest organization awards were awarded to the Zeta Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for Student Organization of the Year and La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. for the Deans Cup which recognizes the Greek Chapter of the Year.
The Royal Flame Awards also recognized individual students and advisors for their work this year. Tiffany Green-Abdullah won Advisor of the Year for her work with PantherHackers. Amira Jenrette won Greek Advisor of the Year for her work with Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated. Terry Thomas, Jr. of the Zeta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated won The Lucille Ausborn New Member of The Year Award. Daniel Almaguer-Gaspar of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc won for Greek Person of the Year. Madelyn Talbert of Delta Zeta won the Kenneth M. England Scholarship Award. The Rising Star Award, which has three winners, recognizes freshman and sophomores who have already had an impact on campus. The Rising Star Winne included, Gavin Hall, Joel Mack, and Nafisa Nawal. The last award, the Royal Flame Leadership Award, recognizes a junior, senior, or graduate level student who demonstrates a progressive history of leadership on campus and in the community. The winners of the Royal Flame Leadership Award included, Evan Malbrough, Ashley Miller, and Angelica Sanchez.
Do you think your organization has what it takes to be recognized next spring? As you plan programs and events this year, consider taking photographs and keeping detailed notes about the event. Then, when nominations open in the spring, take time to nominate your organization for one of the Royal Flame Awards.