Englert, Roberts earn top honors at Greek Awards Ceremony

greekawards2014The Marietta College Greek Community celebrated the end of another year and honored its members at the annual Greek Awards Ceremony on April 26. 

The Greek Woman and Greek Man of the Year awards, which recognize one graduating fraternity man and sorority woman for outstanding contributions to the Greek Community, were given to C.J. Englert ’14 (Grand Island, N.Y.) of Alpha Tau Omega and Mary Olivia Roberts ’14 (Circleville, Ohio) of Alpha Xi Delta.

“I’m honored to be recognized among such outstanding peers within the Greek community,” Roberts said. “Alpha Xi Delta and the entire Greek community has provided me with lasting friendships, inner confidence, and an outlet for creativity. Being a member of Alpha Xi Delta was one of the best opportunities that I had for personal growth and leadership opportunities at Marietta College.”

The Outstanding New Member of the Year awards, recognizing one fraternity man and one sorority woman who are new to Greek Life, were given to Riley Cowan ’17 (Sarver, Pa.) of Alpha Tau Omega and Allison Sells ’15 (Fleming, Ohio) of Sigma Kappa.

The Volunteer of the Year Award, given to one Greek member who has excelled in volunteer service, was presented to Emily Drabeck ’17 (Washington, Pa.) of Alpha Xi Delta for her work with Marietta in Bloom.

The College Involvement Awards, given to Greek members who display a high level of engagement in campus organizations. This year, all four awards were given to members of Alpha Xi Delta, including Nicole Hannaway ’16 (Columbus, Ohio), Hayley Montgomery ’15 (New Albany, Ohio), Morgan Spradling ’16 (Hurricane, W.Va.) and Megan Wrbas ‘16 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Members who received the Living the Ritual Awards, which honor Greek members who represent their chapters’ values, were presented to Charlee Ottersberg ’15 (Arvada, Colo.) of Sigma Kappa and Misty Hussing ’14 (Jefferson, Ohio) of Chi Omega.

Englert credits Marietta College Greek Life for many of the friendships he has formed in college.

“Without the Greek community I don't know how I would have made it through four years at Marietta,” Englert said. “The entire community of fraternities and sororities has offered me friendships that will last a lifetime.”