Panhellenic Council Receives Award at Mid-American Greek Council Association Conference

The Panhellenic Council at Southeast Missouri State University received the Philanthropy and Community Service Excellence Award at the Mid-American Greek Council Association Conference Feb. 19-22 in Chicago.

To qualify for recognition, councils must prepare and submit binders documenting programming and campus governance participation for the past calendar year. Councils qualifying for the overall individual excellence awards must earn at least 70 percent of the points available in each of eight award categories.

Also during the conference, Mardy Leathers, a junior at Southeast from Cuba, Mo., was elected to serve as the 2004 Central Region Director for the Mid-American Greek Council Association. His responsibilities include communicating monthly with colleges and universities throughout Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, serving as student conference chair for the Gateway Greek Conference held annually in late January and serving on the Association’s board of directors. Leathers, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity since fall 2001 at Southeast, currently serves as the president of the Inter-Fraternity Council and co-chair for Special Olympics during Greek Week.

The Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity Councils from Southeast attended the conference, which is held annually in 17 midwestern states.

This year, the conference featured many noted Greek speakers, such as Dr. Will Keim, Dr. Lori Hart Ebert and David Coleman. The students also had opportunities to attend various workshops and lectures related to their interests and offices. The council members got many ideas on recruitment, programming, scholarship, risk management, community service, public relations and more for their councils and chapters.

For more information about the Greek community at Southeast, please visit http://www4.semo.edu/uc/greek, or call 651-2280.