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Greek Week Raises $35,000 for Eye-disease Cure

SDSU fraternity member Jeremy Poincenot, who inspired this year's Greek Week charity, was named Greek Man of the Year.

SDSU fraternity member Jeremy Poincenot not only inspired this year's Greek Week cause—the Doheny Eye Institute—but he was also named Greek Man of the Year during the Spring Greek Awards on May 3.

Raising money for LHON research

This year's Greek Week event raised $35,000 for the Doheny Eye Institute, where researchers are trying to find a cure for Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an untreatable, rare genetic disease that results in hurried vision loss, most often in college-aged males. One of those college-aged males is Poincenot, SDSU student and fraternity member.

Greek Week activities raised $30,000, plus an additional $5,000 donation from the Interfraternity Council (IFC), for LHON research. Individual and group awards were given during the ceremony, including:

Panhellenic Association

  • Outstanding Chapter President Award: Lauren Caris, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Greek Woman of the Year: Candice Luistro, Delta Zeta
  • New Member of the Year: Rachel Miller, Delta Zeta
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fraternity Alumnus and Sorority Alumnae Award: Stephanie Ryan, Kappa Delta
  • Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award: Tim Quinnan, Pi Beta Phi
  • Outstanding Panhellenic House Director: Cathy Johnson, Kappa Delta

Interfraternity Council

  • Outstanding Chapter President Award: Martin Reiman, Sigma Chi
  • Greek Man of the Year: Jeremy Poincenot, Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • New Member of the Year: Kevin Guidl, Sigma Chi
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fraternity Alumnus Award: Martin Montesano, Zeta Beta Tau
  • Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award: Dave Noll, Zeta Beta Tau

United Sorority and Fraternity Council

  • Outstanding Chapter President Award: Sindia Zamarripa, Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Greek Woman of the Year: Monica Martinez, Alpha Pi Sigma
  • New Member of the Year: Samantha Bearman, Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fraternity Alumnus and Sorority Alumnae Award: Denise Leyva, Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award: Rosa Elena Moreno, Alpha Pi Sigma

National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • Outstanding Chapter President Award: Tinebeta Mekonnen, Delta Sigma Theta
  • Greek Woman of the Year: Ashley Peebles, Delta Sigma Theta
  • New Member of the Year: Shayna Carroll, Zeta Phi Beta

A variety of chapter awards were also given out during the event, including:

  • Outstanding Community Service Project: Phi Kappa Theta
  • Outstanding Philanthropy Project: Sigma Chi
  • Outstanding Greek Collaboration Project: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • University Involvement: Phi Delta Theta
  • Outstanding Public Relations: Kappa Delta
  • Most Creative Social Event: Alpha Epsilon Pi & Delta Gamma
  • Outstanding Parent Relations: Delta Zeta and Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Outstanding Scholarship Programming: Pi Beta Phi
  • Most Innovative Program: Delta Sigma Theta
  • Outstanding Website: Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Most Community Service Hours Completed: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Most Community Service Hours Completed Per Member: Delta Sigma Theta
  • Chapter Choice Award: Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi Beta Phi

About the SDSU Greek community

Fraternal organizations have been a core component of the campus community since 1899. Currently, there are 41 social fraternities and sororities, including both general and culturally based organizations, represented by four governing councils.

For more information on the SDSU Greek community, please visit the Student Life & Leadership website.

 

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