The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Recognizes Dr. Kim Monteaux De Freitas with the Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award


Phi Sigma Sigma, Inc. is pleased to share that Dr. Kim Monteaux De Freitas, Theta Alpha Chapter at Northern Michigan University, was awarded the 2021 Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award at the 2021 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding achievements in service to AFA; programming and/or service which reaches beyond the recipient's campus/organization; development and research activities; and/or service to the college and fraternity/sorority communities.


“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 and commitment to the fraternity/sorority community is an invaluable asset to our community and its continued perpetuity. Her numerous professional accolades continue to bring honor and prestige to Phi Sigma Sigma. I could not be more proud to call her a sister.”

Kim has over 15 years of experience working in higher education and with the fraternity/sorority community. She currently serves as the Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life at The Ohio State University, is a long-time volunteer for Phi Sigma Sigma and an

active member of Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA).


In 2019, Kim was awarded the Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award in acknowledgement and in gratitude for her continued commitment to the Association and longstanding dedication as a volunteer. Kim has presented at the AFA Annual Meeting over 25 times and has published writing in both Essentials and Perspectives.


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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