Leathers Receives Award at Mid-American Greek Association Conference

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005ᾰ Mardy Leathers, a Southeast Missouri State University senior from Cuba, Mo., was recognized Feb. 19 for his service to the Mid-American Greek Council Association at a banquet held during the Association’s conference in Chicago, Ill.

As Central Area director, Leathers facilitated communication among members in his region, educated membership on policy, conference and budget changes, and represented the undergraduate students’ opinions to the professional staff.

Leathers also received the 2004 Outstanding Area Director, an honor bestowed by the professional staff and Association president. Leathers was selected from four other directors for his strong commitment to the Association, his tireless efforts to expand membership and his willingness to engage in vigorous debates about policy and operational changes.

Leathers has served two terms as an executive officer with the Southeast Missouri State University Inter-Fraternity Council, including as president in 2004.  He was instrumental in revising the organization’s constitution and by-laws and implementing changes to the fraternity system’s recruitment process.  

Leathers is currently active in Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the Model United Nations.  He served as the 2004 Greek Week Special Olympics committee co-chair and the 2003 Blood Drive committee co-chair.

The Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity councils at Southeast attended the conference where Leathers was honored. The leadership conference is held annually for Greek students from across the nation with about 1,600 undergraduates attending.  This year, the conference hosted many noted Greek speakers such as Dr. Joe Martin, Dr. Lori Hart Ebert and David Stohlman. 

The students had opportunities to attend various workshops and lectures.  Council members learned ideas for their councils and chapters on recruitment, programming, scholarship, risk management, community service and public relations.

For more information on the Greek community at Southeast, visit http://www4.semo.edu/uc/greek, e-mail greeklife@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2280.