FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2010
Contact: Cydney Archie
MUW Sigmas and Zetas garner honors at state conference
COLUMBUS, Miss− The Alpha Omicron Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Sigma Mu chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at Mississippi University for Women recently attended their state conference in Jackson.
Leslie Griffin, a political science major from Greenville, won second place in the oratorical competition and Aaron Chu, a senior physical therapy major from Pascagoula, received an Academic Excellence Award. The fraternity won Superior Chapter of the Year for the second time.
Kamara Tucker, a member of Phi Beta Sigma at MUW, said, “It feels quite well to have received this award, mainly because we are small compared to other chapters within the state. Everyone is forced to take on multiple roles and task, but it feels great to be recognized for our hard work and dedication.”
The chapter is active in the Columbus community and has worked with seniors at a retirement center by talking and exercising with them.
Members of Sigma Mu also were recognized at the conference. Tomeka Reynolds, a senior pre-law major at MUW, was first alternate in the Miss Zeta Pageant. Tiffany Young, a graduate of MUW, received the Zeta Zeal Award. Adrian Shana Cross, a senior nursing major, was initiated in the Mississippi Zeta Hall of Fame. She was the first and only undergraduate ever to be inducted.