During 2016, Phi Delta Theta at Georgia Tech received some outstanding awards and recognition from General Headquarters and honored some of our own students and alumni for their achievements. Due to the hard work of Awards Chairman Jon Braatz, Georgia Delta earned the distinction being a Gold Star chapter as part of the Chapter Excellence Award. This award recognized the chapter’s excellence in leadership, campus involvement, and superb reports from our Province President and Leadership Consultant. The active brothers are thrilled with this accomplishment and look forward to repeating as a Gold Star chapter next year. In addition, Georgia Delta earned the Excellence in Scholarship award, and was ranked 12th out of 41 Greek organizations on Georgia Tech’s campus. Finally, under the guidance of this year’s warden, Michael Taylor, we were the recipient of the Bigger’s Ritual Award, honoring the chapter’s quality ritual performance and adherence to the laws of the Fraternity. The Georgia Delta chapter was honored to receive these awards from General Headquarters and believe they are the direct result of a hard-working Executive Committee and an exceptional body of active brothers.
Along with receiving several awards, the chapter also took it upon itself to recognize some of our brothers and alumni, who have gone to great lengths to strengthen Georgia Delta over the past year. One tremendous show of dedication to the chapter this year came from Jonathan Hawkins, the recipient of this year’s Fuller E. Callaway Award for outstanding alumni. Over the past year, Jonathan Hawkins has provided the Georgia Delta chapter with invaluable guidance and support in what has been a tumultuous period for this fraternity. However, thanks to help from Jonathan and countless other alumni, Georgia Delta has come out as a stronger organization after it all. Also honored at this event were exceptional brothers from each class: Brett Northey for the Senior class, Max Toothman for the Junior Class, and Travis King for the Sophomore Class. From our youngest group of actives, Clay Wilson was recognized as his class’s Outstanding Phikeia, and Nikolai Peterson received the Scholastic Phikeia Award for earning a perfect GPA during his pledge semester, an impressive feat of hard work and dedication. These individuals are just a few of the Phi Delts that have contributed their time and efforts toward improving our chapter, and we are excited for the possibilities for growth that await Georgia Delta in the coming year.