Convention Awards

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

Our awards submission process closed on April 18, 2022. Thank you to all who submitted an application or a nomination.

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.

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!

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

Alumnae Service and Philanthropy Excellence 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