FarmHouse frat dominates Greek Chapter awards

Justin R. Lessman

Justin R. Lessman

FarmHouse Fraternity was named SDSU’s 2003 Outstanding Greek Chapter at last Tuesday’s annual Volstorff-Walder Awards Program.

The VW Awards Program, which took place in the Volstorff Ballroom, is an annual event that has recognized outstanding Greek chapters and members within the SDSU Greek system since 1978.

“Winning Outstanding Chapter means being involved with not just your organization but also on campus,” said David Wrigg, FarmHouse president. “Our name is really out there and we have good relationships with several faculty members and ties to the Students’ Association.”

FarmHouse also took home awards for outstanding chapter involvement and outstanding chapter personal growth and development.

Alpha Gamma Rho and Alpha Xi Delta claimed two awards apiece, AGR being recognized for outstanding chapter operation management and outstanding chapter alumni relations program, and AZD garnering awards for outstanding member recruitment/education and outstanding chapter spirit and unity.

Individual awards were also presented to four outstanding Greek members.

Jeremy Small, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Kate Garbe, an AZD member, were named outstanding pledges. Nick Wendell, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, won the award for outstanding active for community involvement, and Elizabeth Dill of AZD was named the outstanding active within the Greek system.

Other chapter awards went to Chi Omega for outstanding chapter financial management, Lambda Chi Alpha for outstanding chapter community service programming and SPE for outstanding chapter scholarship program.

The event was highlighted by a keynote address from SDSU professor Charles Canaan.

Greek Council President Brian Freuchte of AGR said the VW Awards Program has a long history of giving something back to members of the SDSU Greek system who extend efforts above and beyond what is expected of them.

“The VW Awards Program is an excellent opportunity to recognize those Greeks and their chapters on campus who are exemplary examples of true leaders,” he said. “It’s good to see who these leaders are and to say thank you to them.”