Toledo, OH (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Toledo announced today that it will honor Cris Hastin at its Annual Alumni and Senior Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014 starting at 6 PM at the Blarney Back Room Banquet Facility, 601 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio.
Cris Hastin, who pledged in the fall of 1968, will be recognized for his significant and long-term service to the Alumni Association at the annual dinner on April 15. Chris was born and raised in Toledo and graduated from Whitmer High School in 1966. As an undergraduate, he started the Golden Heart Chapter. As an alumni he served on the alumni housing board which was the
predecessor to the Alumni Association. He was one of the first presidents of the Association and has attended many of our events through the years, lending support and guidance along the way.
Cris lives in Sylvania with his wife LeAnna. They have one daughter, Mindy. He is a proud veteran of the US Navy and has worked for Colgate Palmolive throughout his career and is a member of their Hall of Fame. His leisure time interests all involve speed! He sails competitively, flies RC planes, and cruises around in his 1973 Corvette.
Ted Behnken, President of the Ohio Iota Alumni Corporation noted that “Cris has been a true Sig Ep and has worked tirelessly for Ohio Iota. We are honored to be able to thank him at our upcoming dinner.”
About Sigma Phi Epsilon Ohio Iota Chapter at the University of Toledo
The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon [formerly Chi Beta Chi] at the University of Toledo is the leading Greek organization at the University of Toledo. With an active chapter of 100 men, it is also the largest Greek organization at the University of Toledo. Ohio Iota is a recognized leader on the University of Toledo campus. The Chapter has been ranked the #1 academic Greek organization for every quarter since 2008. Ohio Iota recorded a 3.364 GPA cumulative for the 2013 Spring Semester, the highest overall GPA of all social Greek organizations at the University of Toledo.
Ohio Iota was also recently recognized as the #12 Undergraduate Greek Chapter of any Greek organization on any Undergraduate Campus in the United States, when taking into consideration academic standards, leadership and community service. Ohio Iota also recently received a first place award in the annual Dean Parks Awards ceremony. Dean Parks Awards recognize Greek organizations at the University of Toledo in three areas: academics, athletics and community service. Ohio Iota won first place in academics, athletics and community service for the past calendar year. Men of the Ohio Iota Chapter are involved in a myriad of University of Toledo organizations, including Student Government, Blue Key Honorary Society, Mortar Board Honorary Society, and others.
About Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with over 15,000 undergraduates on 240 campuses across the United States. Its mission is building balanced men, which is achieved through a continuous member development program that has contributed to a fraternity-wide GPA of over 3.0, a focus on the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body, and service learning efforts that allow members to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.
Sig Ep has been a recognized leader in National Fraternity and Greek organizations. Sigma Phi Epsilon was the first national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and a separate National Housing Corporation aimed at supporting housing excellence. Sigma Phi Epsilon was also the first fraternity to charter a chapter in all 50 states, and the first national fraternity Educational Foundation to build an endowment greater than $11 million. It was also the first national fraternity to receive a grant from the federal Department of Education to enhance member development programs; provide financial assistance to brothers for graduate school through the Resident Scholar program and the first national fraternity to partner with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy in order to create substance abuse education programs for members.
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