ABU Greek Life Attends Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference
Tyler Benner awarded Greek Leader of Distinction
Six members of the Alderson Broaddus University Greek life community attended the Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference from Feb. 23-25 in Hartford, Conn.
The University was represented by Hannah Jones, Lambda Sigma Phi; Katie Maddas, Phi Kappa Delta; Sara Mersing, Sigma Alpha Iota; Cody Sheets, Sigma Delta Nu; Kennedy Rankin, Zeta Eta Theta; and Adam Zirkelbach, Epsilon Tau Eta Sigma as well as Greek Life Coordinator Lexie Elliott.
The Alderson Broaddus contingent attended educational sessions and keynote addresses covering topics including: chapter management, leadership skills, and social justice. The conference consisted of over 1,000 Greek student leaders and advisors from the Northeast.
The President of All Greek Council, Tyler Benner, was awarded Northeast Greek Leadership Association “Greek Leader of Distinction” for 2017.
“Greek Life has impacted my life in the best ways,” Benner said. “I’ve built ever lasting friendships that will take me beyond my four years at AB. Also, it has strengthened my leadership and communication skills, as I have gained countless knowledge from both experience, and my peers. Being Greek has impacted me by knowing that it’s truly the betterment of the group and the community that truly matters, not the growth of individuality.”
This distinction was awarded to only 11 students in the entire northeast from other institutions such as Cornell University, Rutgers University, and University of Rhode Island.
“Tyler is a pillar in the AB Greek Community. He excels at everything in which he is involved because of his upbeat personality, dedication, and drive for success,” said Elliott. “The NGLA Greek Leader of Distinction is a recognition for the contribution Tyler has had on the All Greek Council, his fraternity, and campus. This award is to serve as a benchmark of what I hope Greek leaders strive to emulate.”
Benner is a senior Sports Management Major and Vice President of Epsilon Tau Eta Sigma. The All Greek Council is grateful to the ABU Student Government Association for supporting this educational opportunity.
“This award, to me, is a reflection of all of the hard work and dedication that I have put in for both Alderson Broaddus, and my fraternity,” Benner said. “It is truly humbling to receive such an award.”
Alderson Broaddus University is home to eight Greek organizations. These eight organizations provide Alderson Broaddus students with opportunities for leadership development, community service, and fellowship.