Ashland University Panhellenic Council Receives Achievement Award

Ashland University Panhellenic Council Receives Achievement Award
Ashland University's current Panhellenic Council officers (from left to right) are: Rhema Centanni, Kimmie Stoops, Alex Bingham, Dana Hoopingarner, McKenna Kapper, Jasmine Pelfrey and Bailey Fullwiler.

8/6/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Panhellenic Council has been honored with the Achievement Award from the National Panhellenic Conference. The Panhellenic Council is the governing council for the sororities on the Ashland University campus.

According to Ashley Christman, AU’s assistant director of student life, Ashland University was one of 22 selected for the achievement award out of the more than 672 colleges and universities with a College Panhellenic Council.

“We are so proud of everyone in our community who worked hard to push our organization to success and we are thrilled that we had another very successful year in 2015-2016,” Christman said.

Christman said the Achievement Award recognizes councils that meet at least five or six of the seven criteria for the award, which are: recruitment, Panhellenic structure, communication with NPC area advisor, judicial procedures, Panhellenic programming, academics and Panhellenic community impact and relations.

The AU Panhellenic Council has made tremendous strides this year as they've worked diligently to align their policies and values with that of the National Panhellenic Conference,” Christman said. “Bailey Fullwiler, the current Panhellenic president, has led the council and community in many of these changes. I am so excited for the council and the sorority community and I cannot wait for the upcoming year to see continued progress made by the current leaders.”

In addition to president Fullwiler, the current student leaders of the council are Jasmine Pelfrey, vice president of operations; Dana Hoopingarner, vice president of membership; Rhema Centanni, vice president of programming; McKenna Kapper, director of recruitment guides; Kimmie Stoops, director of standards; and Alex Bingham, director of public relations and marketing.

The council is co-advised by Christman and Sharon Jackson, the area coordinator for residence life and Greek life.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###