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Delta Sigma Pi earns accreditation, awards

September 24, 2015

 

Frededreia Willis
Staff Reporter | flw005@latech.edu

 

Members from Louisiana Tech University’s Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi  business fraternity won six awards including an Accredited Level achievement at the 50th Grand Chapter Congress in Chicago.

 

Tyre Kenney, chapter president, said it was an amazing honor to accept the awards at the Grand Chapter Congress.

 

“Our chapter worked hard for the past fiscal year to meet the requirements to become an accredited chapter to the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity standards,” Kenney said.

 

Kenney, a senior human resource management major, said he was particularly proud to have their chapter recognized for six different awards during the congress Provincial Awards Ceremony.

 

He said it was a great feeling to beat all of the chapters in the Gulf South Region.

Delta Sigma Pi members pose for a photo after receiving numerous awards–Photo by Frededreia Willis

Delta Sigma Pi members pose for a photo after receiving numerous awards –Photo by Frededreia Willis

 

It is the first time since the chapter’s charter in 1948 the organization has met the needed requirements to become accredited, Kenney said.

 

“We made valuable changes within the chapter, a complete 360 degree turnaround for the better all within one year,” he said. “That truly speaks volumes of the leadership and rich culture within our chapter here at Tech.”

 

As the newly elected vice president, Zynthia Rhodes, a junior finance major said she plans to follow Kenney’s lead and will do anything to make sure the chapter receives the awards again, along with new awards to recognize the value within their chapter.

 

“We will have to be very strict on deadlines and make sure everything is met timely and accurately,” Rhodes said. “We will inform our fellow brothers of how dedication and hard works pays off and encourage them to look towards the reward and not the hardship.”

 

Zachary Rossum, a senior finance major, said the most honorable thing about being a part of Beta Psi is the brotherhood they share.

 

He said every one of them shares a strong bond with each other, which allows them to succeed as a chapter and as individual members.

 

“We learn things from each other every day, and every day we grow as business leaders and as friends,” Rossum said. “We always lend our fellow brothers a hand, whether it is speaking at an event or a pledge ceremony; we are always there for each other.”

 

Kenney described Delta Sigma Pi as a professional business fraternity set to accomplish goals within the community and on Louisiana Tech’s campus.

 

For students pursuing business and seeking a professional organization, Delta Sigma Pi will begin its fall recruitment and host its first interest meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday in the College of Business, Room 107.

 

 

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