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AST Chapter Receives National Award

WVU Tech’s Gamma Mu chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority was honored for its active campus presence at the AST National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in late June.

The chapter received the prestigious Edward Jervey/Martha DeCamp Award for exhibiting the “highest adherence to the ideals and integrity of Alpha Sigma Tau’s Creed.” The award included a certificate and a $2,000 check for upholding the sorority’s values through individual and group activities.

“This award means so much to the chapter,” said WVU Tech chapter Vice President of Operations and Growth, Nikki McCarthy. “It shows that even with a few women, we can conquer anything. We work hard and our hard work pays off.”

The biennial AST National Convention brings in hundreds of collegiate and alumnae sorority members to participate in workshops and the sorority’s national business meeting where members vote on modifications to governing documents. At this year’s convention, sorority member and American Idol contestant, Rachel Hale, performed for attendees.

“National Convention gives us the chance to meet other members and make connections we probably would not otherwise have made. We get the opportunity to learn about challenges other chapters have encountered and how they successfully addressed them. It’s a great networking opportunity,” said McCarthy.

The Gamma Mu chapter of AST has been active since 1990 and is one of 87 chapters in the United States. Gamma Mu’s active members are a close-knit group, participating in organization fairs, WVU Tech open house events, the annual Campus Cup, campus carnivals, Light Up Old Main, Greek Week and local Homecoming and holiday parades.

“Alpha Sigma Tau isn’t just a social sorority – we are a family,” said chapter president, Brittany Doran. “We look out for each other and care for one another.”

Interested in becoming a part of Alpha Sigma Tau at WVU Tech? Recruitment week begins August 24 and all female students are invited to visit the group’s booths at the campus carnival on Sunday, August 17 and at the student organization involvement fair on Thursday, August 21.