Delta Sigma Pi USM Chapter Wins Prestigious Award
Mon, 14/11/2022 – 09:23 | By: Van Arnold
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Delta Sigma Pi Chapter, Gamma Tau, has won the prestigious “Provincial – Outstanding Financial Operations for a Collegiate Chapter” award from the national office. The USM chapter is one of five to receive provincial awards.
The provincial award is given to a chapter that plans and implements the most comprehensive fundraising and financial management program.
“I could not be more proud of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. In addition to the engagement challenges due to the COVID pandemic over the past two years, the Chapter has also had to deal with legacy financial difficulties. However, the dedicated leadership team and members have persevered to become the active and vital Chapter that they are today. This award is 100% due to their commitment to Delta Sigma Pi and the values of the organization” said Amy Yeend, associate dean of professional development and career services, who has also served as the chapter’s advisor.
Winning this award is a testament to the overall excellence of the section. To be recognized for an award, the Chapter must submit an online nomination. Each application is first reviewed by a group of fellowship volunteers in each region (groups of 5-10 college chapters in a geographic area).
Regional winners are then forwarded to a provincial awards selection committee. (Provinces include: North-East, North-Central, South, South-Central and West and each province has about 40-50 chapters). The Delta Sigma Pi National Academic Development and Awards Committee, led by an appointee who has demonstrated years of dedicated service to the fraternity, then selects a national winner from the five provincial winners.
Emma Warren, Senior Finance Major and Vice President of Finance for the USM Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, said, “It is an honor to receive this award, and I couldn’t be prouder of the Gamma Tau Chapter. COVID us pushed down, and our fraternity was struggling to retain and engage current brethren.Thanks to the passion and ambition of our Board of Directors, we have been able to develop fundraisers and events to help the chapter to get back on its feet. We have continued to grow in our operations, and I have nothing but hope for the future of Gamma Tau.”
About Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; encourage scholarship, social activity and association of students for their mutual advancement through research and practice; to promote a closer affiliation between the business world and business students, and to promote a higher level of business ethics and culture and the civic and business welfare of the community.