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Delta Theta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha honored

ONU’s Delta Theta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha received the Anne Winnes Redmond Service Award, and others, at the organization’s 2012 convention, held June 27-July 1 in Louisville, Ky.

A Silver Award for continued focus on service was presented at the 51st National and 40th International Convention in Louisville, Ky. Three Ohio Northern students joined over 800 ZTA collegiate and alumnae members and national officers at the biennial convention. Attendees included the fraternity's legislative body, which consists of delegates from 159 collegiate chapters and more than 235 alumnae organizations.

The chapter received the Anne Winnes Redmond Service Award, named in honor of the National Service Chairman who served for more than 50 years. This award recognizes a chapter’s philanthropic efforts, based on volunteer hours to service on campus and in the community and fundraising efforts. This award is one of the organization’s Silver Awards, which honors nearly 50 collegiate, and alumnae chapters based on their outstanding chapter operations, Panhellenic spirit, academic achievement, alumnae-collegiate relations and more.

The chapter also won the following awards: Crown Chapter, Quota/Total Award, Academic Achievement Award and Founders Club Recognition. Representatives of the Delta Theta chapter were: Tiffany Olberding, fifth-year pharmacy student from Minster, Ohio; Haley Kurmas, junior biology student from Ortonville, Mich.; and Meredith Ribbe, third-year pharmacy student from North Canton, Ohio.

Alumnae from Ohio Northern University who also attended the convention were Laura McPeek, BA '08, Angie (DiRenzo) Newlove, BA '81, Lisa (Paul) Sierk, BA '92, and Sarah Prasher, BSME '05. Angie Newlove received her honor ring at the convention, which is the highest individual honor. Upon approval of national council, alumnae may receive the honor ring for outstanding and sustained service after their college years. 

Zeta Tau Alpha was founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Va., and has more than 218,000 members worldwide. One of the nation's largest Greek women's groups, ZTA develops members' leadership, academic and service skills, and supports breast cancer education and awareness as its national philanthropy.


Photo: Receiving the Silver award are from left: National Council Secretary-Treasurer Dinah Jackson Lowery, Tiffany Olberding, Meredith Ribbe and Haley Kurmas.