Michael Gandara, Katie Stewart Named 2014 Greek Man and Woman of the Year

August 20, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Greek organizations were recently honored with various awards during the 2014 Greek Awards banquet. Two students, Michael Gandara and Katie Stewart, were awarded Greek Man and Woman of the Year.

Michael Gandara, a nursing major, achieved the highest honor amongst the fraternity community as Greek Man of the Year. Gandara is currently the Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter President and has served his chapter and the Order of Omega Honor Society in several leadership positions. Gandara is a scholar that participates in activities such as the Honors Program, Student Government Association, Aloha Days, and Student Nurses Association. He holds more than 120 hours of community service as well as the highest GPA in his fraternity.

Katie Stewart, a biomedical science major, was awarded the Greek Woman of the Year for her excellence in academics and variety of leadership experiences.  Stewart has been a leader in Zeta Tau Alpha taking on positions including director of sisterhood, ritual chair, and recording secretary. She is also a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and has made the Dean’s List on several occasions.

The following is a full list of 2014 Greek Awards Winners:

Order of Omega Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor: Dr. Ben Blanco of Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisor: Marianne Robert of Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Outstanding Brotherhood Award: Mathew Daniels of Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Outstanding Sisterhood Award: Anna Whisenhunt of Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Chapter Excellence Award: Delta Delta Delta

Scholarship Awards

  • Alpha Gamma Delta              Bronze Standard               Spring 2013
  • Delta Delta Delta                  Bronze Standard               Spring 2013
  • Lambda Theta Alpha            Bronze Standard                Spring 2013
  • Gamma Phi Beta                  Bronze Standard               Spring 2013
  • Zeta Tau Alpha                    Silver Standard                  Spring 2013
  • Kappa Sigma                       Silver Standard                  Spring 2013
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon                 Silver Standard                  Spring 2013
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha                Gold Standard                   Spring 2013
  • Zeta Tau Alpha                    Bronze Standard                 Fall 2013 
  • Delta Chi                            Bronze Standard                 Fall 2013
  • Delta Delta Delta                  Silver Standard                  Fall 2013
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma         Silver Standard                  Fall 2013
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha                Gold Standard                   Fall 2013

Leadership Awards

  • Beta Theta Pi                      Bronze Standard
  • Delta Chi                             Bronze Standard
  • Delta Delta Delta                 Bronze Standard
  • Lambda Theta Alpha             Gold Standard

Intercultural Competency Awards

  • Lambda Theta Alpha            Gold Standard
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon               Bronze Standard

Philanthropy Awards

  • Lambda Theta Alpha of the Multicultural Greek Council
    $553 for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital
  • Delta Chi of the Interfraternity Council
    $6,500 for The Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Delta Delta Delta of Panhellenic Council
    $10,063 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Engagement

  • Zeta Tau Alpha                 Bronze Standard
  • Delta Delta Delta               Silver Standard
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon              Gold Standard
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma       Gold Standard
  • Alpha Phi Alpha                 Gold Standard
  • Gamma Phi Beta               Gold Standard
  • Beta Theta Pi                    Gold Standard
  • Lambda Theta Alpha           Gold Standard