2020 Alumnae Award Winners
Leadership, News, Sisterhood | July 24, 2020
The 2020 alumnae awards were presented at Tri Delta’s virtual awards ceremony held on Thursday, July 23.  Congratulations to our 2020 alumnae award recipients!


Volunteer Service Award
Recognizes dedicated Tri Delta volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to Tri Delta, her members and the chapters they serve.


Alumnae Chapter Officer Team
Winner: DuPage, Illinois Alumnae Chapter Officer Team
Honorable Mention: Indianapolis, Indiana Alumnae Chapter Officer Team


Alumnae Chapter Officer
Winner: Heidi Magri – Boulder, Colorado Alumnae Chapter
Honorable Mention: Sue Mendenhall – Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota Alumnae Chapter


Winner: Michelle Busch, Recruitment Specialist – University of Delaware, University of Maine and Quinnipiac University
Honorable Mention: Mikayla Rowe, Recruitment Specialist – Boston University, Lafayette College and University of Vermont


Collegiate Chapter Advisor
Winner: Jenny Keil, Alumna Advisor – University of Michigan
Honorable Mention: Faith Gilchrist, Alumna Advisor – University of Oregon


Brave, Bold & Kind Honorable Mentions
Brave: Becky Reder, Collegiate Chapter Awards Committee Chair
Bold: Kimberly Miller, Collegiate District Officer – North Dakota State University
Kind: Diane Hurtak, Alumna Advisor – University of Florida


Many thanks to our volunteer awards committee who reviewed nominations to determine winners for the Volunteer Service awards: Deb West, Chair; Maria Iuliano; Lori Miller; Laura Simic


Eleanor Dorcas Pond Award
Recognizes the top alumnae chapter who has exhibited overall exceptional and rewarding experiences to their members while maintaining a viable roster, promoting lifetime membership, offering diversity in activities and reflecting a commitment to sisterhood and the Purpose of Tri Delta.
Winner: Atlanta, Georgia

Excellence in Member Experience
Recognizes alumnae chapters who exhibit engaging and meaningful membership activities.
Winner: Oklahoma City/Edmond, Oklahoma
Runner Up: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Excellence in Collegiate Connection
Recognizes alumnae chapters who exhibit excellence in fostering meaningful relationships with local collegiate chapters.
Winner: Space Coast, Florida

Excellence in Philanthropy with Purpose
Recognizes alumnae chapters who exhibit an unselfish and steadfast commitment to philanthropic endeavors that benefit the Tri Delta Foundation, local childhood cancer charities and initiatives for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Winner: Fort Worth, Texas

Excellence in Service to Others
Recognizes alumnae chapters who give generously of their time and talent to serve others within Tri Delta and their local community through hands-on engagement.
Winner: Mt. Diablo, California

Excellence in Innovation
Recognizes the alumnae chapters who have shown innovation through programming and operations to ensure continual growth and development of their chapter.
Winner: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Many thanks to our alumnae awards committee who reviewed all alumnae chapter applications to determine alumnae chapter award winners: Sharon Eklund, Chair; Nicole Harmon; Michelle Mercer.


Recognizes the alumna member who, through her loyalty and dedication to Tri Delta, has given outstanding service to her local alumnae chapter.

Winner: Kimberlee Beecham – Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Alumnae Chapter
Honorable Mention: Paula Huffman – Pittsburgh S. Suburban, Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter
Honorable Mention: Kathleen Ragan – Laramie, Wyoming Alumnae Chapter
Honorable Mention: Peggy Rishe – Charlotte, North Carolina Alumnae Chapter

Many thanks to our Ernestine Block Grigsby Award Committee who reviewed all Ernestine Block Grigsby applications to determine the winner and honorable mentions: Sarah Funaiole, Chair; Sara Kline; Staci McPherson.

Tri Delta Names First Sisters of Color to Executive Board

As part of our LEADDD Now plan to create an equitable and inclusive lifetime membership experience for Tri Delta's Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color Tri Delta’s Convention delegates voted in July to expand the number of Executive Board members by two and asked the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) to fill those vacancies with Black, Indigenous and Sisters of Color.


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