Wofford College’s fraternities and sororities held their annual Greek Week the week of April 25 and concluded it with the annual Greek Awards that recognized both organizations and individual achievements of members. Additionally, organizations raised $27,051 for the Grateful Hearts Project, started by Cate Whitlatch ’24, a psychology major from Greensboro, North Carolina. The project creates themed boxes of decorations for kids admitted to the hospital.

Chapter Award Winners:

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Scholarship Award: Kappa Sigma.
Panhellenic Scholarship Award: Kappa Alpha Theta.

IFC Outstanding Philanthropy and Service to the Community Award: Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Panhellenic Outstanding Philanthropy and Service to the Community Award: Zeta Tau Alpha.

IFC Outstanding Educational Program Award: Sigma Nu.
Panhellenic Outstanding Educational Program Award: Kappa Alpha Theta.

IFC Chapter of the Year Award: Pi Kappa Alpha.
Panhellenic Chapter of the Year Award: Delta Delta Delta.

Individual award winners:

IFC Outstanding Greek Scholar Award: Baird Thoni ’23, a biology and Spanish double major from Chattanooga, Tennessee, is considered a well-rounded and active member of Kappa Sigma. He serves as a resident assistant, a supervisor for intramural sports, and he recently returned from a semester abroad in Seville, Spain. His ability to excel inside and outside of the classroom while serving as “a voice of reason for all brothers” earned him the notable award of IFC Outstanding Greek Scholar.

Panhellenic Outstanding Greek Scholar Award: Lily Hatton ’23, a biology major from Georgetown, Indiana, has maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating as an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She is a captain for the women’s basketball team, and she is recognized for her scholarship while being well-rounded and embodying the core values of her chapter and the Panhellenic community.

IFC New Member of the Year Award: Ellis Greene ’24, a history and government major from Gaffney, South Carolina, serves as the vice president of alumni relations and philanthropy for Pi Kappa Alpha. He has worked to reestablish the chapter’s alumni advisory board. He planned the chapter’s charity basketball tournament benefiting the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind and a canned food drive for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. A Bonner Scholar, he also works with the Boy Scouts, Cleveland Academy of Leadership and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate.

Panhellenic New Member of the Year Award: Abby Ellett ’24, a sociology and anthropology major from Spartanburg, serves on the executive council of Kappa Delta as vice president of events and programming. She recently organized the chapter’s annual Shamrock N’ Run event, which raised over $28,000 for the Hope Center for Children.

IFC Man of the Year: Michael Ferro ’22, a computer science major from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a member of Pi Kappa Phi. Michael is a listening ear for all fraternity leaders on campus. He has worked tirelessly with his fellow executive officers to run a seamless post-COVID-19 recruitment, develop inter-fraternity programming such as IFC WrestleMania, and improve the processes of how IFC runs day-to-day.

Panhellenic Woman of the Year: Jana Marie Faircloth ’22, an accounting major from Sumter, South Carolina, is a member of Kappa Delta. She has a 3.75 GPA, served as a Panhellenic delegate, leadership team member for Orientation Staff, as an admissions ambassador and as the president of Panhellenic Council.

Staff Member of the Year Award: Cathy Young, cook and dessert station attendant with AVI Foodsystems, is known for her compassion and joyful service to the Wofford community. She tries to get to know students’ names and build real relationships with them during their four years at Wofford. Her love is intentional and motivating.

Faculty Member of the Year Award: Jenny Bem, associate professor of accounting, is known for her exceptional personal skills, positive spirit and innovative teaching style in the classroom.