PAST AWARD WINNERS

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Phi Sigma Sigma's annual awards program recognizes individuals and chapters who most embody the virtues of Phi Sigma Sigma and continue to "Aim High" throughout their collegiate and alumnae experiences. Below are past award winners of the highest Fraternity honors. 

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

View all Phi Sigma Sigma awards including descriptions and award criteria.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Nominations for 2022-2023 awards are open until April 4, 2023. Winners will be announced in summer 2023.

QUESTIONS?

Have a question about a nomination or award criteria? Contact the awards committee.

JEANINE JACOBS ARCHON OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to the collegiate chapter archon deemed by the grand archon to be the most outstanding based on her contributions to the chapter and her relationship with the Fraternity. She shall have successfully completed one full term as archon.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Megan Lowe, Epsilon Chi Chapter at Indiana University Southeast

  • 2021 – Sophiana Botich, Iota Phi Chapter at Lindenwood State University

  • 2019 – Billie Jean Durkin, Theta Beta Chapter at Coastal Carolina State University

  • 2018 – Brenda Alderete, Zeta Zeta Chapter at Quinnipiac University

  • 2017 – Olivia Snyder, Delta Theta Chapter at Oakland University

  • 2016 – Ashley Mazzola-Ciriello, Epsilon Chapter at Adelphi University 

  • 2015 – Alex Graham, Delta Eta Chapter at University of Delaware

  • 2014 – Cassie Jackson, Iota Omicron Chapter at Capital University

  • 2013 – Liz Glaser, Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University

  • 2012 – Nicole Logrippo, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

BEVERLY PARKES COLLEGIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Beverly Parkes Collegian of the Year Award is presented to a collegiate member who, in her activities and character, personifies the ideals of Phi Sigma Sigma. The candidate must be in good standing with her collegiate chapter and university and give evidence of forwarding the three goals of Phi Sigma Sigma: advancement of womanhood, lifelong learning, and philanthropic service. She shall have achieved a most exemplary record in the last year of her collegiate work, as a senior.

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Marissa Gilpin, Iota Upsilon Chapter at University of New Hampshire

  • 2022 – Gaby Acosta, Theta Xi Chapter at Nova Southeastern University

  • 2021 – Devin Albarran, Delta Gamma Chapter at San Francisco State University

  • 2019 – Anne Ballman, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2018 – Gabrielle Ennis, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2017 – Carly Gibbons, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2016 – Aly Oblock, Delta Delta Chapter at Linfield University

  • 2015 – Paige Katz, Epsilon Delta Chapter at Chapman University

  • 2014 – Alexa Machikas, Pi Chapter at Syracuse University

  • 2013 – Devon Huntley, Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University

  • 2012 – Hailey Taylor, Gamma Iota Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE CHAPTER AWARD

This award is presented to the collegiate chapter(s) that is most outstanding within the Fraternity and on its campus, relative to size and campus culture. The chapter should foster a premier member experience that supports, encourages motivates and enriches all sisters. To be eligible for this award, a collegiate chapter must recruit and maintain maximum potential recruitment size (total) each semester; provide a premier member experience through creative events, programming, Fraternity assistance, promotion, etc.; pay all Fraternity dues on time; make an annual donation to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation; and have representation at all required Fraternity events and trainings.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2022 – Gamma Iota Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • 2019 – Zeta Delta Chapter at Bentley University

  • 2019 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2018 – Pi Chapter at Syracuse University

  • 2017 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2017 – Pi Chapter at Syracuse University

  • 2016 – Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University

  • 2016 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2015 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2015 – Pi Chapter at Syracuse University

  • 2015 – Xi Chapter at Temple University

  • 2014 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2013 – Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2013 – Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University

  • 2012 – Gamma Iota Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

SISTERHOOD AWARD

This award is presented to an alumna sister for service, devotion in action and belief and going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Fraternity. The recipient will have made a significant impact on the Fraternity through her service within or outside of an assigned role.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Emily Calvo, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2022 – Shannon McCabe, Iota Zeta Chapter at University of Minnesota - Duluth

  • 2022 – Angi Quiroga, Delta Alpha Chapter at Eastern Michigan University

  • 2022 – Marissa Silverman, Beta Eta Chapter at The Pennsylvania State University

  • 2022 – Hannah Torrance, Epsilon Delta Chapter at Chapman University

  • 2021 – Marcie Berson, Beta Chapter at Tufts University

  • 2020 – Katie Ptak, Zeta Zeta Chapter at Quinnipiac University

  • 2019 – Marybeth Althoff, Theta Chapter at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2019 – Frances Guthrie, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University

  • 2019 – Mary Lopez, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2019 – Jane Pinckney, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2019 – Tracy Lee Sievers, Iota Beta Chapter at Quincy University

  • 2017 – Britta Buss, Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Illinois State University

  • 2017 – Whitney Sherwood, Iota Iota Chapter at Grand Valley State University

  • 2017 – Erin Sweeney, Beta Delta Chapter at Ohio University

  • 2017 – Helen Vassallo, Gamma Iota Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • 2017 – Jen Wilson, Delta Delta Chapter at Linfield University

  • 2017 – Melanie Wroblewski, Zeta Gamma Chapter at West Chester University

  • 2016 – Jo Kupbens, Epsilon Phi Chapter at Radford University

  • 2015 – Jenny Bernard, Delta Psi Chapter at University of West Florida

  • 2015 – LaNette Ingram, Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University

  • 2014 – Robyn Paige, Theta Psi Chapter at Alma College

  • 2013 – Marianne Cohen, Delta Beta Chapter at University of Rochester

  • 2012 – Jodi Smith, Delta Beta Chapter at University of Rochester

ALUMNAE VOLUNTEER EMERGING LEADER AWARD

This award was established in honor of Sandy Grossman, for her commitment to encouraging the Fraternity’s progress. The award is presented to an alumna who, in her first three years of volunteer service, has made significant contributions to the Fraternity by promoting and facilitating progress and the Fraternity’s perpetuity. The recipient will demonstrate outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of her continuing activities must be provided. A sister is only eligible to receive this award one time.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Carly Gibbons, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2020 – Emily Calvo, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2019 – Carrie Buente, Iota Phi Chapter - Lindenwood University

  • 2019 – Meghan Grace, Epsilon Delta Chapter - Chapman University

  • 2019 – Kelsie Kahl, Theta Chapter at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2018 – Nicole Frye, Iota Kappa Chapter at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  • 2018 – Nicole Mutrynowski, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2018 – Jane Pinckney, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2018 – Christina Robitaille, Epsilon Kappa Chapter at Hofstra University

  • 2017 – Alex Graham, Delta Eta Chapter at University of Delaware

  • 2017 – Mary Lopez, Beta Xi Chapter at Cornell University

  • 2016 – Sayeh Saidi, Gamma Pi Chapter at University of Maryland - Baltimore County

  • 2015 – Shannon McCabe, Iota Zeta Chapter at University of Minnesota – Duluth

  • 2014 – Lindsay Siolka, Iota Zeta Chapter - University of Minnesota – Duluth

  • 2013 – Melissa Russ, Pi Chapter - Syracuse University

  • 2012 – Pam Michelini, Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University

COLLEGIATE EMERGING LEADER AWARD

This award is presented to a collegian who has made significant contributions to her collegiate chapter in a non-leadership role, an executive board/executive council role (non-Archon) or a Panhellenic/Interfraternal role. The recipient will demonstrate outstanding promise for continued leadership to her collegiate chapter and to Phi Sigma Sigma. Specific examples of her emerging leader qualities or actions must be provided. If an individual does not serve in a leadership role, demonstrated examples of leadership traits must be provided. A sister is only eligible to receive this award one time. Each chapter should nominate one woman to receive this award.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Lauren Bancalari, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick 

  • 2022 – Morgan Bonner, Beta Eta Chapter at The Pennsylvania State University

 

*This award was introduced in the 2021-2022 awards cycle. 

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER KEY ADVISOR AWARD

This award is presented to a chapter key advisor who has, through her service and dedication to a collegiate chapter, significantly improved the quality of its sisterhood. She shall provide ongoing and regular guidance to the chapter, communicate regularly with Fraternity personnel and Headquarters staff and contribute to the chapter’s overall success.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Marissa Colon, Iota Mu Chapter at University of New Haven

  • 2022 – Tracy Koch at Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Illinois State University

  • 2022 – Jo Kupbens, Epsilon Phi Chapter at Radford University

  • 2022 – Samantha McLean, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University

  • 2022 – Dotti Shields, Epsilon Beta Chapter at Ferris State University

  • 2019 – Alexa Georgakopoulos, Gamma Zeta Chapter at University of Rhode Island

  • 2019 – Katie Ptak, Zeta Zeta Chapter at Quinnipiac University

  • 2019 – Christina Robitaille, Epsilon Kappa Chapter at Hofstra University

  • 2019 – Olivia Schwager, Delta Theta Chapter - Oakland University

  • 2018 –Jodi Bohnhorst, Iota Iota Chapter at Grand Valley State University

  • 2018 – Andrea Fogle Park, Epsilon Chi Chapter at Indiana University Southeast

  • 2018 – Amy Warren, Xi Chapter at Temple University

  • 2017 – Beth Davis, Xi Chapter at Temple University

  • 2017 – Lia Ham, Epsilon Beta Chapter at Ferris State University

  • 2017 – Melanie Hirsch, Theta Eta Chapter at Rider University

  • 2016 – Jamie Wilson, Gamma Zeta Chapter at University of Rhode Island

  • 2016 – Erika York, Theta Zeta Chapter at Keene State College

  • 2015 – Megan Menesale, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University

  • 2014 – Amy Bien, Epsilon Pi Chapter at Southern Connecticut State University

  • 2014 – Liz Hoffman, Pi Chapter at Syracuse University

  • 2014 – Kristen Orthman, Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University

  • 2013 – Megan Simms, Theta Iota Chapter at University of Michigan – Flint

  • 2012 – Jo Kupbens, Epsilon Phi Chapter at Radford University

  • 2012 – Becky Pifer, Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan University

NEW MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to a collegian who was a new member in the current academic year and made significant contributions to her chapter during her new member experience. This recipient will demonstrate a commitment to her chapter, fostering positive relationships, strong involvement in the Phi Program, chapter activities and the campus during her new member experience and an outstanding promise for future service to her collegiate chapter. Each chapter should nominate one woman to receive this award.


Previous Winners: 

  • 2022 – Brenna Barstad, Iota Zeta Chapter at the University of Minnesota - Duluth

 

*This award was introduced in the 2021-2022 awards cycle.

ALUMNAE MENTORING AWARD

This award was established in honor of Melanie Boone to recognize her ongoing mentoring and advancement of women both within the fraternity and professionally. The award is presented to an alumna who has demonstrated a continued commitment to mentoring. Through her lasting efforts, she will have provided guidance and support, while encouraging the growth and development of women. Specific examples of the successful mentor/mentee relationship should be included in order for award consideration and must incorporate mentoring beyond that of the advisor/collegian relationship.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Kristin Reifsnider, Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Virginia Wesleyan University

  • 2021 – Juliana Boucher, Gamma Iota Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • 2019 – Candace Hogan, Gamma Nu Chapter at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • 2019 – Stefanie Hutchison, Gamma Xi Chapter at Widener University

  • 2018 – Emily DeCarlo, Pi Chapter at Syracuse University

  • 2017 – Marcia Monserrat, Delta Kappa Chapter at Florida International University

  • 2015 – Heather Kelley, Beta Psi Chapter at University of Florida

COLLEGIATE CHAPTER EXCELLENCE IN INCLUSION AWARD

This award is presented to the chapter that fosters a welcoming environment for all members. The chapter demonstrates evidence of providing accommodations to new members and sisters, accommodating multiple learning styles, ensuring events are inclusive and welcoming, ensuring women from diverse backgrounds feel a sense of belonging, recruiting and retaining women from diverse backgrounds, and/or can communicate effectively and productively as a chapter.

Previous Winners:

  • 2022 – Iota Eta Chapter at Florida Institute of Technology

 

*This award was introduced in the 2021-2022 award cycle. 

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CONGRATULATE THE 2021-2022 AWARD WINNERS

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