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Chancellor Alexander Heard Greek Awards

The Chancellor Alexander Heard Greek Awards were established in 1982 in honor of the retirement of Chancellor Heard. Chancellor Heard served as Vanderbilt University’s fifth Chancellor from 1963-1982 and oversaw many changes in the campus. Under his tenure, Peabody College, Blair School of Music, and Owen School of Management became part of the University. He led Vanderbilt through the turbulence of the 60′s and named the first woman to the Board of Trust as well as created the position of Young Alumni Trustee on the Board of Trust.

The Chancellor Heard Greek Awards seek to recognize fraternities and sororities for outstanding work in the areas of Community Service, Philanthropy, Educational Programming, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Relations, Alumni/ae Relations and Campus Involvement. Awards are also given for Most Improved Chapter and to the Chapter of the Year. Individual recognition is also given to Outstanding Community Servants, New Members, and Fraternity and Sorority Members of the Year. We also honor our Outstanding Chapter Advisors and House Directors.

2019-2020 Award Recipients

Greek Advisor of the Year- Leign Ann Pepin, Chi Omega

Outstanding Community Servant – Melissa Goldin, Kappa Delta

Community Impact Award- Chi Omega (Panhellenic), Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Social Action Award- Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding Collaborative Program- “DySTopia,” Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Most Improved Chapter- Pi Beta Phi (Panhellenic), Alpha Tau Omega (IFC)

Outstanding Fraternity New Member- Ryan Smith, Lambda Chi Alpha

Outstanding Sorority New Member- Sarah Fishbein, Kappa Delta

Outstanding Sorority Member- Gabrielle Dyson, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Fraternity Member- Reed Bonee, Lambda Chi Alpha

Chapter of the Year- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC), Kappa Delta (Panhellenic), Pi Kappa Alpha (IFC)