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The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Recognizes Dr. Kim Monteaux De Freitas with the Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award


In acknowledgement and in gratitude for her continued commitment to the Association and longstanding dedication as a volunteer


Elkridge, Maryland (December 16, 2019) — Phi Sigma Sigma, Inc. is pleased to share that Dr. Kim Monteaux De Freitas, Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life at The Ohio State University, Theta Alpha Chapter at Northern Michigan University, was awarded the Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award at the 2019 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes outstanding volunteer service by an Association member in an official AFA volunteer role.


“I’m honored to be a 2019 recipient of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Shelley Sutherland Volunteer of the Year Award. The Association has provided opportunities to advance my skills, expand my understanding and to have meaningful conversations,” said Kim. “In graduate school, I saw first hand through my mentor the opportunities and relationships that came from volunteering for the Association. My experience has been professionally and personally transformational. I have been able to take risks, supervise teams, expand my skills and always feel valued. However, throughout my years of serving the Association I’m most thankful for the friendships that have been created and for being called a mentor.”

Kim has demonstrated her commitment and dedication to the Association by serving in various volunteer roles including: Educational Programs Committee, Graduate Student Experiences Coordinator, Educational Programs Coordinator, Resource Review Chair, Graduate Student Mentor, Essentials Editorial Board, Educational Programs Reviewer, Nominations and Elections Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee and AFA Collective Mentor Program. Furthermore, Kim has presented at the AFA Annual Meeting over 25 times and has published writing in both Essentials and Perspectives. In 2020, Kim will continue to serve on the Professional Development Committee for the third year.


“We are very proud to celebrate Kim’s accomplishments and recognition by the Association,” said Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Grand Archon of Phi Sigma Sigma. “Kim’s dedication to the fraternity/sorority community is something I admire greatly and is an invaluable asset to our community and its continued perpetuity. Her work truly brings to life our Founders’ mission center on ‘the advancement of womanhood’ and I couldn’t be more proud to call her a sister.”

The vision of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors is to be the catalytic force in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education. AFA is committed to professional development, academic and applied research that examines the entire spectrum of the fraternity/sorority experience and the advising profession, and collaborations within and between the higher education and interfraternal communities.


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About Phi Sigma Sigma

Phi Sigma Sigma is an international philanthropic and social organization, the first non-sectarian fraternity for women and a proud member of the National Panhellenic Conference. Founded in 1913 at Hunter College in New York City, Phi Sigma Sigma provides a premier member experience to collegiate members on over 100 campuses across North America. Grounded in the motto “Aim High,” Phi Sigma Sigma consistently looks for innovative, new ways to develop the sorority experience for today’s campuses and foster lifelong friendships among collegiate and alumnae members. Phi Sigma Sigma also has an expansive alumnae network, providing members with access to alumnae ambassadors around the world. For more information, please visit www.phisigmasigma.org.


About the AFA

AFA provides exceptional experiences, a vibrant community, and essential resources for the success of fraternity/sorority advisors. The vision of AFA is to be the catalytic force in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education. AFA is committed to professional development, academic and applied research that examines the entire spectrum of the fraternity/sorority experience and the advising profession, and collaborations within and between the higher education and interfraternal communities. For more information, please visit www.afa1976.org.


Contact:

Michelle Ardern, Executive Director

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