Washington and Lee University's Panhellenic Association has been awarded the Gamma Phi Beta College Panhellenic Award by Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority. The award "recognizes the Panhellenic association that successfully develops and implements a program to enhance the Greek image on campus and in the local community."
According to Elizabeth Ahlemeyer Quick, Panhellenic Affairs vice president for Gamma Phi Beta sorority, "The association's Halloween Carnival certainly accomplished this goal! Gamma Phi Beta International applauds the Washington and Lee University Panhellenic Association on its outstanding contribution."
The W&L Panhellenic representatives received a certificate and a check for $250 at the Southeastern Panhellenic Association Conference that was held in Atlanta in March.
"It is an honor for Panhellenic to be awarded the Gamma Phi Beta Panhellenic Award. W&L has worked very hard to improve relations with the community. Receiving an award such as this shows that progress is being made among Greek students, and we are moving in the right direction," commented Lauren Travis, past Panhellenic president.
Dana Smith, assistant director of student activities and Greek life, added, "This is a great reflection on the entire Greek community at W&L. Both sororities and fraternities have participated in the Halloween Community Carnival at some point since it was started three years ago. Panhellenic Council (sororities) organizes and plans the entire event and receives funding support from the Interfraternity Council (fraternities)."