Business fraternity chapter wins awards for public service, alumni relations

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The Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity at the Farmer School won a pair of awards during the fraternity’s national Virtual LEAD School this month.

At the regional level, the chapter earned an Outstanding Alumni Relations Award, given to the chapter that most thoroughly integrates an aspect of alumni relations into overall operations.

“Our alumni network has always been strong, but receiving this award truly proved how our connections have not only aided our own members in their professional endeavors, but also reminded our alumni of the power of their collegiate years and the impact Delta Sigma Pi had upon them,” senior vice president Alexa Bolena said. “Each week we shared an advice video addressed to our specific brothers, from alumni in all industries and of all ages, to remind our brothers to take advantage of the resources here at school to set themselves up to have impactful careers.”

At the higher provincial level, the chapter earned an Outstanding Service Award for a Collegiate Chapter, presented to the chapter that plans and implements the most effective and comprehensive program of service to others.

“This past spring, we hosted our most successful Michael Hayes 5k to date. As a chapter we managed to raise over $8,000 for the Michael Hayes scholarship all through a hybrid 5k event that we did in small groups on Miami's campus and virtually around the US,” Bolena said. “Michael Hayes was a past president of our chapter who unfortunately passed away from cancer, so fundraising this money for other struggling students brought warmth to all of our hearts. We also were proud to win the business organization food drive to best show why we value philanthropy and how we work hard to constantly give back to our community.”

“As a chapter, we’ve pushed through COVID-19 to stay both connected and engaged, but these awards truly reflect the key moments that we were able to go above and beyond."