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By Selena Stevens


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"I am extremely proud of our students' accomplishments and of their continuing success."

--Susan West, UK assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority affairs

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Oct. 18, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A group of University of Kentucky Greek students and their adviser have been named the best in their field by the National Panhellenic Conference. UK Panhellenic, the coordinating body for 15 of UK sororities, was awarded the National Panhellenic Conference Overall Excellence Award and the Scholarship Award in the over 10 chapter category.

The Excellence Award recognizes true Panhellenism on the college campus. It is awarded to college Panhellenics whose achievements and programs have best developed fraternity loyalties and friendships, confidence in one another and mutual respect and helpfulness.

The Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding scholarship programming in a college Panhellenic that enhances the academic mission of the university through scholarship education.

UK Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Susan West advises Panhellenic and UK's sororities. She was presented with the Outstanding Greek Adviser Award, given to only one person in each biennium.

"I am extremely proud of our students' accomplishments and of their continuing success," West said. "I was surprised I had been nominated for the adviser award. I do my job because I enjoy it and love working with the students."

UK Panhellenic continues to be the most decorated in the nation, receiving the College Panhellenic Committee Recruitment Award in 1999 and 1991, the Progress Award in 1995 and the Overall Excellence Award in 1997, among others.

West and UK Panhellenic were recognized at the National Panhellenic Conference Awards and Centennial Celebration held Oct. 6 in Tuscon, Ariz.

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