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2022 Fraternity and Sorority Life Award Winners

New Member of the Year: Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

Amanda is very service-oriented.  She volunteers for several organizations including Reclaim Idaho and Coeur d’Alene Reads.  In her first year in the chapter, Amanda serves as the integrity coordinator for her new member class, checking on member wellness.  Amanda is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

Excellence in Service: Brenna McNeil

Brenna is involved in service both within Boise State and beyond.  She serves with the Boise State Pathways Project Team, which develops free open educational resources for teachers.  She also served at the recent Tokyo Olympics as a German/English interpreter for the beach volleyball and sports climbing teams. Brenna is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

Philanthropy Excellence: Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega raised over $14,000 for their philanthropy, the Women and Children’s Alliance, this past year.  They raised this money through their annual philanthropy event, Mr. AXO which brings together fraternity members from across the campus community.  

Fraternity President of the Year: Kincaid Schmitt

Kincaid is the founding president of Beta Theta Pi and has helped this organization grow to over 38 members in its first year.  He helped build a relationship with the local Intercollegiate Knights organization to develop a philanthropic project raising money for college scholarships for those in the foster care system. 

Sorority President of the Year: Abbie Loree

Abbie has served as a strong leader for her chapter, Alpha Omicron Pi, transitioning their activities from Zoom to in-person.  She has worked hard to bridge the gap between her role as president and her fellow chapter members.  Her nominators describe her as the “hardest working person I know.  She is always looking out for others and making sure everyone’s opinions are heard.”

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Excellence: Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi hosts a variety of programs to create and foster sisterhood, including small-group activities during the week, monthly sisterhood events at chapter meetings, and meaningful programs built into their annual retreat.  They also created a new “Why AOII Wednesday” program where members post photos and quotes of sisters who they find inspirational on Instagram. 

Intellectual Development Excellence: Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi has implemented a series of programs to support chapter members in reaching their academic goals.  Some include an academic mentoring program and check-in system.  They have approached intellectual wellness from a holistic perspective, helping sisters manage personal and external stresses that may affect their academic performance.

Sorority Woman of the Year: MacKayla Waltee

MacKayla serves as the chapter’s VP of Community Relations for Delta Delta Delta.  This year she also stepped in as the Director of Philanthropy only a few weeks before the biggest philanthropy event of the year, implementing the event and fundraising more money than any other year in the chapter’s history.  Her nominator describes her as a selfless leader and strong innovator for their chapter. 

 

Fraternity Man of the Year: Kincaid Schmitt

Kincaid is the founding president of Beta Theta Pi and has helped this organization grow to over 38 members in its first year.  He helped build a relationship with the local Intercollegiate Knights organization to develop a philanthropic project raising money for college scholarships for those in the foster care system. 

Leadership Development Excellence: Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi offers a variety of leadership roles to chapter members across their 34 different officer and leadership positions.  Further, 90% of their members are involved in organizations and activities outside of their chapter, many serving in leadership roles within these organizations. 

Advisor of the Year: Christy Jordan

Christy has served as the Standards and Integrity Advisor for Alpha Omicron Pi for over five years.  She donates time every single week for standards meetings, training new officers, or simply responding to questions from members.  Her nominator said, “Christy is one of the most supportive advisors, she always is there to answer a phone call or email, even if it’s so small.”

Congrats to all of our award winners!