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April 16, 2013


The annual Fraternity and Sorority Awards Banquet was held April 14 to celebrate the accomplishments of The University of Montana fraternity and sorority chapters. The top award, UM’s Fraternity and Sorority Involvement Chapter of the Year honors, went to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Distinguished guests at the banquet included Vice President for Student Affairs Teresa Branch, Dean of Students Rhondie Voorhees and University Center Director Liz Roosa Millar, along with several fraternity and sorority alumni. Jill Valley of KPAX-TV, a Kappa Alpha Theta alumna from Washington State University, gave the keynote address.

Other winners were:


  • Outstanding Greek Alumni – Drew Hossle, Sigma Chi
  • Outstanding Campus Involvement – Sierra Batey, Delta Gamma
  • Outstanding Chapter President  – Alyissa Canady, Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Outstanding Chapter President  – Tyler Ellis, Phi Delta Theta
  • Greek Man of the Year – Richard LeCoultre, Phi Delta Theta
  • Greek Woman of the Year – Jennifer Bitner, Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Outstanding Community Outreach – Kathleen Heiskell, Delta Gamma
  • Outstanding New Member – Evan Fossen, Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Outstanding New Member – Kylie Mainey, Delta Gamma
  • Outstanding Senior – Julia Bechtold, Delta Gamma
  • Outstanding Senior – Kyle Marshall, Sigma Phi Epsilon


  • Scholastic and Academic Programming – Delta Gamma
  • Chapter Development – Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Hal Fraser Philanthropy and Community Service Award – Alpha Phi
  • Public Relations Programming – Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Risk Management and House Operations – Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Alumni Relations – Delta Gamma
  • Standards and Social Excellence – Phi Delta Theta

Greek Task Force $1,000 Leadership Scholarships:

  • Tyler Ellis – Phi Delta Theta
  • Kyle Schmauch – Phi Delta Theta

2012-13 Phi Sigma Kappa $1,000 Scholarship:

  • Bowen Humphreys – Phi Delta Theta

2012-13 Mu Deuteron $1,050:

  • Tyler Ellis – Phi Delta Theta
  • Carter McFarland – Sigma Chi

2013-14 Phi Sigma Kappa $1,000 Scholarship:

  • Casey Nichols – Sigma Chi

2013-14 Mu Deuteron $1,050:

  • Philip “JR” Kane – Sigma Nu
  • Cesar Rivera Dominguez – Sigma Phi Epsilon

UM’s Fraternity and Sorority Involvement was established in 1905 with the founding of the Gamma Phi chapter of Sigma Nu. FSI enriches the campus community through various philanthropy efforts, leadership and outreach throughout the year.

Fraternities and sororities offer UM students a unique opportunity to lead a balanced college life with a focus on leadership, active citizenship, intellectual development and lifelong friendship. FSI allows students to make meaningful and lasting friendships with individuals who share similar ideals and common purposes.

For more information call Fraternity and Sorority Involvement Coordinator Maureen Ward at 406-243-2005, email or visit





Contact: Maureen Ward, UM fraternity and sorority involvement coordinator, 406-243-2005,