UM Sorority Awarded Highest Honor in Delta Phi Epsilon Convention

The Omega Chapter Takes Home Six Awards

Coral Gables (July 29, 2010) — The University of Miami Omega Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon was awarded three chapter awards and three individual member awards at the Delta Phi Epsilon 2008-2010 Biennium Convention last week in Philadelphia, including the highest society honor of the Rita E. Rossner Cup.

The Rita E. Rossner Cup for the 2008-2010 Biennium is awarded to the chapter attaining the highest standards in scholarship, extra-curricular activities, and community service while best fulfilling its obligations to Delta Phi Epsilon, its University/College and itself.

The Omega Chapter also received, as a whole, the Harriette Hirsch Most Improved Scholarship Award, presented to the chapter exhibiting the most improved scholastic average over the course of the biennium, and the Bonnie Gelman Simon Memorial Award, presented to the chapter that demonstrates the greatest amount of effort in the face of adversity.

Individual awards went to the chapter’s current President, Kelly Riley, and recent UM graduate, Sara Klaben, who were both recipients of the Delta Phi Epsilon Outstanding Undergraduate of the Biennium, presented to those undergraduate members who have represented Delta Phi Epsilon's highest standards and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities outside the sorority as well as within. Immediate Past President and UM Alumna, Joanna Roumi, received the Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Award, which is presented to a member of the sorority who has given unselfishly of her time and resources to ensure the success of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.

To learn more about the Omega Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, please visit: http://www.miamidphie.com/

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