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Una's Panhellenic Receives Excellence Award From National Panhellenic Conference

Aug. 14, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392

FLORENCE, AL - The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest advocacy and support organizations for women, has named the University of North Alabama College Panhellenic Council as one of the 25 recipients of the College Panhellenic Excellence Award. The award recognizes College Panhellenics that demonstrate success in the areas of academics, community impact, judicial procedure, leadership, recruitment, programming, and marketing.

"At the end of each academic year, it's important to pause to reflect and acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by our College Panhellenics that benefit the sorority community, the campus, and the community at-large," said Linda Henderson, College Panhellenics Committee chair. "That reflection was even more important for 2019-20. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, College Panhellenics continued their focus on high achievement and community support, regardless of whether Panhellenic operations were managed in person or virtually."

At UNA, the College Panhellenics include Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Across the United States, there are NPC sororities on 670 college and university campuses. UNA's NPC was one of just 25 winners of the College Panhellenic Excellence Award.

"This past year, Panhellenic has worked so hard to achieve the goals we have set for our community in leadership, academics, and community impact," said Molly Stephens, the College Panhellenic President. "This is a huge honor, and we are so excited to be recognized nationally by NPC."

Ahsley Christman is the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNA, where recruitment for new members is underway. She said this award is indicative of the hard word of the College Panhellenic Council.

"This year, the women prioritized community," she said. "For service, they collaborated with University Center Operations and Events Management to provide free feminine hygiene products in the restrooms. Additionally, they have named Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services their local philanthropy and supported hem through service and fundraising. For community building, the women have been intentional about programming to meet the needs of our community. During the 2019-20 academic year, they hosted the parents of Max Gruver during Hazing Prevention Week and brought Tara Fuller to campus to present on inclusive language. As we head into the next academic year, the women have been prioritizing diversity and inclusion. They just finished a project on privilege and identity and are working to add a diversity and inclusion position onto the council. They are really ambitious, and I am proud of their dedication to UNA and Fraternity and Sorority Life."

About The University of North Alabama
The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/