Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) March 15, 2014
The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Toledo announced today that it will honor Mike Robarge with a Career Achievement Award 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.
Mike Robarge, who served two years as Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter Rush Chairman and was the Greek Week King will be honored at the Annual Alumni and Senior Dinner as this year’s Career Achievement Award. Two weeks after graduation from the University of Toledo, Mike joined the singing group “The Villagers” and never looked back. They started performing four nights a week at the Poison Apple Club in Detroit, Michigan and eventually settled at their long time home in Maumee, Ohio called Friar Tucks where they continued to entertain their wide fan base until 1981. Their popularity has never dimmed as they took their act on the road from that time and have lasted through today. “The Villagers” with Mike as their comedic front man have brought songs and laughter to generations of fans throughout the area.
In addition to Mike’s success on stage he has been deeply involved with education and community service. He is a past board member of the Toledo Day Nursery, Maumee Chamber of Commerce, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, and Perrysburg Youth Soccer Association, as well as being a two-time chairman of the Toledo Zoo’s popular “Zoo-To-Do” fundraising event. Mike is married to his wife of over 40 years, Sherie, and has two daughters, Elizabeth and Abbey.
His personal philosophy is “From those who have much, much is expected.” He has lived this philosophy and his family, community, and Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon are the richer for it.
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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