The University's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity was named Outstanding Chapter and garnered five additional awards at the AEPi national convention in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida this summer. Gamma Chapter President John Meister, a College senior, said that a "fantastic" rush last fall, where the chapter took in twice as many new members as in previous years, helped win the award. Selection for best chapter is based on six criteria: overall program effectiveness, scholarship, campus and philanthropic service, relationships with alumni and the national committee, and service to the Greek community. There are 120 AEPi chapters in the United States. Over 100 attended the conference. In addition to being named outstanding chapter, the Gamma chapter won the Edward and Francine Gold Jewish Community Service Award and was named the best delegation at the convention. David Hecht, a Wharton senior, was awarded the undergraduate achievement key and was named undergraduate supreme governor. Meister was named the outstanding undergraduate. "[The University's] chapter has an outstanding crew of young men" said Rabbi Stanley Davids, chairperson of the national convention's awards committee. "I've never encountered a chapter where there were so many high-quality leaders."Comments powered by Disqus
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