Convention Awards

Convention is our premier time to recognize our Sisters who are Defining Excellence!

Convention awards are a longstanding tradition. We are proud to recognize our collegiate chapters, alumnae chapters and associations, and individual members and friends who have all contributed to enriching our Sisterhood or our communities.

Our awards submission process closed on March 31, 2024. Thank you to all who submitted an application or a nomination.

Convention is our premier time to recognize our Sisters who are Defining Excellence! Convention awards are a longstanding tradition, but this year, we’ve reimagined our process to make it easier (and more fun) to apply for an award!


New this year:

  • Introduction of six awards for alumnae chapters/associations
  • Fewer awards require applications, removing barriers for chapters
  • Video format now an accepted format for select awards


Applications and nominations for awards are due by April 18, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET. If required, applications/nominations are collected at their respective links below. If you have not created an account with SmarterSelect before, you’ll need to do so in order to continue. You will use this account for all award nomination submissions.


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Introducing the Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award – Convention Tournament!

This year, the entire Sisterhood will be involved in selecting the 2022 Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award recipient! We’ll be hosting a tournament where all Sisters will vote for the chapter they think is most deserving of this coveted award.

The Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award is presented to the collegiate chapter exhibiting the highest adherence to the ideals and integrity of Alpha Sigma Tau, as set forth in the Creed, in all of its actions, including living the Core Values of Alpha Sigma Tau, enriching their own lives and the lives of others, and empowering women to excel in life.

The chapter should demonstrate evidence of achievement in the following:

  • Values and appreciates diversity in membership
  • Supports Sisters’ endeavors
  • Encourages Sisters to use talents and skills in ways that best serve the  chapter
  • Supports Sisters’ needs
  • Enacts mission, vision, values, and expectations
  • Cultivates an enjoyable and value-add experience for all members
  • Creates sense of community and camaraderie

The Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award recipient will receive a cash award of $2,000.

Submit a video application that is no longer than 4 minutes in length explaining how your chapter has exemplified the criteria listed above and submit it for consideration by April 1, 2022

How to enter: 

  1. Record your video
    In your video, address the award’s criteria above. Feel free to get creative, but make sure your video is 4 minutes or less. Videos over 4 minutes will automatically be disqualified.

  2. Upload your video submission here by April 1, 2022. 
    A select group of award reviewers will review all submissions and select up to eight (8) top submissions. Then, it’s up to you! Up to two rounds of voting will take place to select the final award recipient, which will be announced at the 2022 National Convention in Tampa in June.

  3. Encourage voting!
    Watch other chapters’ videos and if your chapter is a finalist, rally your Sisters and friends to vote for your submission!
  • Round 1 Voting – April 4-8 (Up to 8)
  • Round 2 Voting – April 11-15 (Up to 4)
  • Winner announced at Convention

Congratulations to this year’s Convention award winners!

This year, we are excited to announce our individual award winners ahead of the 45th National Convention. We are excited to honor the following Alpha Sigma Tau members and friends:

Julie Ramsey
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Longwood University
Thomas J. King, Jr. Award for Excellence

The Thomas J. King, Jr. Award of Excellence was established in 1996 to honor individuals who have made a significant impact on Alpha Sigma Tau but are neither members of Alpha Sigma Tau nor serving as Faculty Advisors.

Julie has been a vital resource for the women of our Zeta Tau Chapter at Longwood University as they have navigated post-pandemic sorority life. A dedicated and involved mentor, Julie has been a champion for the Zeta Tau Chapter, challenging and supporting them to reach their full potential. With her encouragement and enthusiasm, the chapter has achieved its most successful year of growth in recent history. She has helped empower and encourage chapter officers to navigate challenges, build resilience, and make changes to improve the chapter experience.


Dr. Dawn Wiese
Chief Operating Officer
FRMT, Ltd.
McCrory Order of Interfraternity Excellence Award

The McCrory Order of Interfraternity Excellence Award honors an individual who has contributed outstanding service to the betterment of the fraternity/sorority system.

Dawn stands as a dedicated champion for the fraternity and sorority community. She continually emphasizes in her work, writing, and speaking engagements that fraternal membership is a key element of the collegiate experience. She previously received the Order of Fraternal Excellence Award for her exceptional contributions to college fraternity administration.


Bethany Yost Lestochi
Beta Delta 2012/Duquesne
Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award

The Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award honors collegians, alumnae, or collegiate or alumnae chapters who have made outstanding contributions to the Greek cause on a campus, in a community through Panhellenic service, or to NPC.

Bethany plays a critical role in ensuring that Alpha Sigma Tau is represented in Panhellenic discussions on campuses and within the NPC. Her professional experiences give her an important perspective on what Alpha Sigma Tau can do to create conditions for growth on our campuses.


Lauren Bendes Warren
Beta Xi 2005/Michigan Tech
Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award

The Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award honors collegians, alumnae, or collegiate or alumnae chapters who have made outstanding contributions to the Greek cause on a campus, in a community through Panhellenic service, or to NPC.

Lauren is a tremendous asset to the NPC’s Release Figure Methodology (RFM) team and often works to support campuses without AΣΤ chapters, embodying true Panhellenic spirit. In all her Panhellenic work, she shows great attention to detail, patience, and commitment to growing opportunities for women to join sororities.


Katie VanGorder
Delta Tau 2004/Oakland
Lois Schweikart O’Dell Anchor Award

The Lois Schweikart O’Dell Anchor Award honors an outstanding alumna in good standing who has given exceptional dedication and faithful service to her alumnae chapter and community for a minimum of five years.

Katie is the President of the Detro Metro Alumnae Chapter and also served on the Delta Tau Chapter Advisory Board. In addition to the Sorority, she advises a multicultural club at her high school, volunteers with student leadership programs, and regularly volunteers with adoption and foster services. She creates a welcoming community wherever she goes and personifies our Core Value of Connections.


Karen Keller Anderson
Alpha Alpha 1962/Ball State
Lois Schweikart O’Dell Anchor Award

The Lois Schweikart O’Dell Anchor Award honors an outstanding alumna in good standing who has given exceptional dedication and faithful service to her alumnae chapter and community for a minimum of five years.

Karen is a founding member of the Phoenix/Valley of the Sun Alumnae Chapter and an integral volunteer in Mesa’s theatre world. She currently serves as a Panhellenic delegate to the Salt River Alumnae Panhellenic Association in addition to volunteering for the Mesa Arts Center, Gammage Auditorium, and several church committees. She is excited and willing to be involved in almost any service opportunity, setting a wonderful example to her Sisters.


Rachel Detlev
Epsilon Kappa 2009/Trine
Carrie W. Staehle Award

The Carrie W. Staehle Award honors an initiated Chapter Advisory Board member for exceptional service to their chapter and to the Sorority.

A longtime advisor to the Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Rachel has inspired countless collegians with her service, wisdom, and advice over the years. She also provides guidance and encouragement to her fellow Chapter Advisory Board members. Rachel has a passion and drive to help all our members grow into the very best version of themselves.


Karah Fissel Janevicius
Delta Omega 2012/Penn State Altoona
Carrie W. Staehle Award

The Carrie W. Staehle Award honors an initiated Chapter Advisory Board member for exceptional service to their chapter and to the Sorority.

Described as a kind, thoughtful, and dedicated advisor, Karah encourages the Psi Chapter officers and other Chapter Advisory Board members to take on new challenges with enthusiasm, advocates for the Panhellenic community at James Madison University, and has fully committed herself to supporting Alpha Sigma Tau’s mission.


Jocelyn Bulger Lensing
Epsilon Chi 2017/Minnesota Duluth
Outstanding New Advisor Award

The Outstanding New Advisor Award honors a Chapter Advisory Board member who has demonstrated exceptional service and a deep commitment to advising practice in their first three years of advising.

Jocelyn was already the Organization Development Advisor when she decided to take on an additional role as the Member Support and Accountability Advisor, guiding the Epsilon Chi Chapter through this new support process. She is consistently helpful, supportive of other Chapter Advisory Board members, hands-on with collegians, and eager to learn as she goes.


Susan Zilka Swartz
Alpha Pi 1979/Slippery Rock
Outstanding New Advisor Award

The Outstanding New Advisor Award honors a Chapter Advisory Board member who has demonstrated exceptional service and a deep commitment to advising practice in their first three years of advising.

Over the past three years, Susan has revitalized the Alpha Pi Chapter at Slippery Rock University, garnering support from alumnae Sisters and expertly guiding the collegians as the chapter recovered from the pandemic. She is also excited to provide advice and insight to her fellow advisors, volunteering as an Advisor Panelist for Officer Academy 2024.

Congratulations to this year’s Convention award winners!

Awards for Individuals

Ada A. Norton Award
The Ada A. Norton Award honors an alumna who, through longevity, has demonstrated outstanding service to the Sorority in an effective, creative, and dedicated manner.

JENNI KEMMERY
Delta 1995/IUP

Lois Schweikart O’Dell Anchor Award
The Anchor Award honors an outstanding alumna in good standing who has given exceptional dedication and faithful service to her alumnae chapter and community for a minimum of five years.

TINA OPAL VELT
Alpha Lambda 1994/Radford

Carrie W. Staehle Award
The Carrie W. Staehle Award honors an initiated Chapter Advisory Board member for exceptional service to their chapter and to the Sorority.

KATIE CHUNG
Gamma Rho 2012/Seton Hall

Order of the Yellow Rose
The Order of the Yellow Rose honors an alumna who has given long, faithful service or for the successful performance of a special project for Alpha Sigma Tau.

AMY DUPREE BROOKS (pictured)
Alpha Xi 1978/Mansfield

COLLEEN REESE STIENING
Zeta 1889/Lock Haven

The Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award
The Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle Panhellenic Award honors collegians, alumnae, or collegiate or alumnae chapters who have made outstanding contributions to the Greek cause on a campus, in a community through Panhellenic service, or to NPC.

SALLY BRANCHEAU BELKNAP
Alpha 2000/Eastern Michigan

Thomas J. King Jr. Award for Excellence
The Thomas J. King Jr. Award for Excellence honors an individual who are neither members of Alpha Sigma Tau nor faculty advisors, but who have still greatly contributed to the growth and development of the Sorority.

SHUN INGRAM
Assistant Dean of Student Life and Associate Director of Panhellenic at the University of Central Arkansas

Awards for Collegiate Chapters

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp Outstanding Alumnae and Collegiate Chapter Philanthropy Award
The DeCamp Philanthropy award is presented to collegiate and alumnae chapters/associations that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to philanthropic endeavors.

BETA UPSILON
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Elizabeth Wilson Operational Excellence Award
Formerly the Elizabeth Wilson Award for Chapter Management, this award is presented to the collegiate chapters exhibiting excellence in chapter operations and management.

PSI
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

ZETA
LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

BETA MU
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY (pictured)

BETA THETA
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award
The Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award honors the collegiate chapter that has exhibited in all of its actions the highest adherence to the ideals and integrity of Alpha Sigma Tau as set forth in the Creed.

BETA IOTA
MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Founders Award
The Founders Award honors the collegiate chapter that is outstanding in all facets of Sorority, college, and community life.

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Academic Excellence Award
Presented to the chapter(s) with the highest average chapter GPA each semester.

BETA ETA
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE (pictured)

BETA XI
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

DELTA EPSILON
MARIST COLLEGE

DELTA SIGMA
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

EPSILON IOTA
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Academic Improvement Award
Presented to the chapter(s) with the greatest improvement in chapter GPA each semester.

ALPHA GAMMA
HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY

BETA DELTA
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

EPSILON CHI
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH (pictured)

Academic Programming Excellence Award
Presented to collegiate chapter(s) achieving both individual and chapter academic success through academic programming efforts.

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

DELTA ETA
BELMONT UNIVERSITY (pictured)

Alumnae Engagement Excellence Award
Presented to collegiate chapter(s) demonstrating excellence in alumnae programming, communications, and connections.

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

BETA CHI
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Campus Citizenship Excellence Award
Presented to the collegiate chapter(s) demonstrating active engagement in their campus and Panhellenic communities.

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

BETA CHI
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (pictured)

BETA DELTA
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Chapter Branding Excellence Award: Marketing & Communications
Presented to the collegiate chapter(s) exhibiting the best use of marketing and communications.

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

BETA DELTA
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

BETA RHO
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (pictured)

EPSILON BETA
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Chapter Branding Excellence Award: Video or Digital Scrapbook
Presented to the collegiate chapter(s) exhibiting the best values-based chapter promotional video.

BETA DELTA
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (pictured)

EPSILON PSI
ROWAN UNIVERSITY

Growth and Retention Excellence Award
The Growth and Retention Excellence Award is presented to collegiate chapters that have exhibited a culture of excellence in membership recruitment and retention.

PSI
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (pictured)

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

BETA IOTA
MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Growth and Retention Improvement Award
The Growth and Retention Improvement Award is presented to collegiate chapters that have exhibited significant improvement in membership recruitment and retention results.

BETA THETA
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

EPSILON KAPPA
TRINE UNIVERSITY (pictured)

EPSILON PSI
ROWAN UNIVERSITY

Financial Excellence Award
Presented to the collegiate chapters exhibiting excellence in financial management and health.

BETA CHI
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

BETA XI
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

DELTA ZETA
EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

EPSILON KAPPA
TRINE UNIVERSITY

GAMMA TAU
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE (pictured)

Health & Safety Excellence Award
Presented to the collegiate chapters exhibiting excellence in risk prevention, reduction, and management measures.

ALPHA PHI
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

BETA XI
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (pictured)

DELTA SIGMA
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

EPSILON KAPPA
TRINE UNIVERSITY

EPSILON THETA
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

Innovation Excellence Award
Presented to the collegiate chapters demonstrating innovative solutions to chapter or Panhellenic opportunities or challenges and successfully executing initiatives for positive outcomes or improvement.

BETA CHI
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

DELTA ETA
BELMONT UNIVERSITY

DELTA TAU
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (pictured)

Sisterhood Excellence Award
Presented to the collegiate chapters exhibiting excellence in the cultivation of healthy, interpersonal relationships, and accountability.

UPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS (pictured)

BETA DELTA
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Awards for Alumnae Groups

Collegiate Chapter Engagement Excellence Award
Presented to alumnae groups demonstrating excellence in cultivating collegiate chapter relationships, support, and programming.

BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

Alumnae Growth and Retention Excellence Award
Presented to alumnae groups with a culture of excellence and commitment to membership recruitment and retention.

BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA ALUMNAE CHAPTER (pictured)

Alumnae Innovation Excellence Award
Presented to alumnae groups demonstrating innovative solutions to alumnae opportunities or challenges, and successfully executing initiatives for positive outcomes or improvement.

YPSILANTI-ANN ARBOR ALUMNAE CHAPTER (pictured)

BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Philanthropic Award
Presented to alumnae groups demonstrating an exceptional commitment to support the Women’s Wellness Initiative through philanthropy, service, or advocacy efforts.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA ALUMNAE CHAPTER (pictured)

YPSILANTI-ANN ARBOR ALUMNAE CHAPTER

BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

Alumnae Programming Excellence Award
Presented to alumnae groups cultivating an exceptional member experience through fun and innovative programs, events, and activities.

DETROIT METRO ALUMNAE CHAPTER (pictured)

BIRMINGHAM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

Convention Recognition

Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau
The Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau Award—named after Past National President Mary Charles Adams Ashby (Chi 1958/Shepherd)—honors an outstanding alumna and collegian who embody the values of Alpha Sigma Tau during Convention. Nominations for this award take place on-site at the event.

44th Convention Top Tau – Collegian
JULIANNA FOY
Epsilon Kappa 2020/Trine

44th Convention Top Tau – Alumnae
SHAE MCLIN
Phi 1993/Southeastern Louisiana