Sigs Take Top Honors at Annual Greek Gala
Each year at the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association Greek Gala awards presentations they recognize the top fraternity and sorority leaders, scholars and chapters.
At this year’s event Delta Delta brothers were recognized as IFC Scholar of the Year and Chapter President of the Year. In addition the entire chapter was presented the R.B. Stewart Award as the outstanding fraternity on campus for 2013-2014.
Cagnassola Top Scholar
Andrew Cagnassola ’15, a first year pharmacy student, was honored as IFC Scholar of the Year because of his strong academic performance and involvement in several campus groups. Drew presently has a 4.0 GPA in Pharmacy School and an overall 3.94 GPA when you include his pre-pharmacy classes.
Drew served as Delta Delta’s academic chairman, and is involved in the Industrial Pharmacy Club, College Mentors for Kids, Association for Student Pharmacists and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Lafayette Transitional Housing.
Drew remarked, "It is a great honor to be selected as IFC Scholar of the Year. This award is a great reflection of the heavy emphasis that Sigma Chi places upon academic success. Without the help of my fellow brothers, receiving this award would not have been possible."
Burns Chosen As Outstanding Chapter President
Gregory Burns ’14 was selected Chapter President of the Year. Greg served as Consul for a one year term beginning November 2012. Under Greg’s leadership the chapter excelled in campus involvement and academics while Greg was involved in all aspects of chapter life.
As Delta Delta’s Consul, Greg contributed significantly to the revisions in the damage deposit process and revamping the chapter’s academic policies. Greg also helped coordinate and host several major alumni events including the 100th Anniversary Celebration, and promoted a strong sense of brotherhood. He was also active on several IFC committees and IFC’s President’s Council. Furthermore, his cumulative GPA remained above 3.5 in Mechanical Engineering.
Greg noted, "It means a great deal to me for Delta Delta to receive three of the six awards this year. It not only makes me more proud than ever of the young men we have within our walls here at 202, but reinforces in my mind that the ideals of this Fraternity will not soon be forgotten by the Delta Delta Chapter. I can honestly say that it was a pleasure to be able to serve Delta Delta as Consul. I can only hope that the house learned and grew as much as I did during my term."
Chapter Selected Purdue’s Best
The final award given at the Greek Gala was the R.B. Stewart Fraternity Award of Excellence. This honor goes to the fraternity that has ranked highest in brotherhood, academics, alumni relations, philanthropy, social, leadership development, recruitment and chapter pride.
With so many brothers participating in different campus organizations Delta Delta maintained a very high profile on campus. With Delta Delta’s increased efforts in philanthropy (ranked 2nd in philanthropy dollars raised and 3rd in community service hours completed), its strong academic performance (chapter GPA over 3.0 for first time), and several high profile alumni events, Delta Delta was selected Purdue’s outstanding fraternity this past academic year.
Consul Alex Dexeus ’15 commented, "This is a great honor to be recognized by the other fraternities for all that our chapter has accomplished this past year. I want to thank all the brothers, former Consul Greg Burns, and our alumni, especially our Chapter Advisor Jay Andrew, for all they have done."