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USC School of Music fraternity wins national award

By Frenche Brewer, brewer4@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-3691

The University of South Carolina School of Music’s Theta Chi international fraternity chapter has received the Katherine Becker National Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award from Sigma Alpha Iota, its national office.

The honor is presented annually to a chapter whose officers and members have achieved distinction in fulfilling national objectives, including keeping the local chapter in good financial standing, maintaining good relationships with chapter advisors, school administrators, patrons and alumni.

Theta Chi President Elise Naber said it is a great honor for the chapter to be recognized on the national level.

“It is wonderful to receive validation that our work, and the work of our predecessors, not only helps those in the community but also reaches out to individuals across the country,” Naber said.

The music fraternity also provides scholarships to music students.

The Katherine Becker National Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award is named in memory of the former national vice-president of the college chapters from 1978-1987.

Tayloe Harding, dean of the School of Music said it’s gratifying for Theta Chi to be recognized with one of SAI’s most significant national honors.

“Accomplishing the national measure of excellence required by the criteria for this award is quite a distinction for the sisters of Theta Chi, and is an affirmation of the devotion to their cause of encouraging, nurturing and supporting music in and beyond South Carolina."

Posted: 09/13/12 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 09/17/12 @ 10:31 PM | Permalink

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