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At Elon University’s Homecoming each year, the Association shall present this award to a deserving alumnus who has best advanced the interests of the Association and Lambda-Lambda Chapter. The recipient shall receive an individual plaque with a permanent plaque to be maintained at the Lambda-Lambda Chapter House and available for display at the Association meetings. Voting shall be by ballot (mail, e-mail or vote during a meeting) of the Board of Directors based on recommendations by a committee of the previous ‘Alumnus of the Year’ recipients chaired by the most recent recipient.


2000 -- Gary Evans

2001 -- Jay Butler

2002 -- King White

2003 -- Greg Blackburn

2004 -- Carter Smith

2005 -- Carter Smith

2006 -- Barry Baker

2007 -- Zene Fearing

2008 -- Perry Black

2009 -- Tony Lewis

2010 -- Rex Waters

2011 -- King White

2012 -- Tait Arend

2013 -- Zene Fearing

2014 -- Nathan Copeland

2015 -- Neil Lindley



Process to select Alumnus of the Year; Revised March, 2013

1. On or before August 5 each year, the Chairman of the Board of Advisors (BoA) shall convene the BoA, and previous Alumnus of the Year recipients, to begin the process of selecting the current year recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award.

2. On or before August 10, the BoA shall designate an Advisor to coordinate with the GS to send an email to Kappa Sigma National, the Alumni Association Board and Listserve, and previous recipients to ask for nominations, and post on the home page of the web site, and our KappaSigmaElon Facebook page, to ask for nominations by August 24, with nominations to be sent to any Advisor.

3. The BoA will review and discuss the nominations during late August and early September via email, conference calls and other methods determined by the Chairman.

4. The BoA shall present a nomination, or if consensus cannot be reached, a slate of nominations, to the EC/Board of Directors at the September Alumni Association meeting (1st Saturday after Labor Day). The nominee will be selected by vote by the board at that time. An email message with this information will be sent to the Board’s Yahoo group list within three business days.

5. Within one week after the Board vote, the Chair of the BoA Scholarship committee, or other Advisor to be determined by the BoA, will order the plaque for the individual and the plate for the permanent plaque to be given to the GS of the chapter to affix to the permanent plaque, on or before Homecoming.

6. The BoA shall strive to ensure that the current year recipient attends homecoming to receive the award in person.

7. The award, and plaque, shall be presented to the recipient during the annual meeting by the GM of the alumni association during homecoming weekend.

8. This process, upon approval by the board, shall be posted on the Web site page

9. The Alumni Association GS shall notify the Webmaster to update the web site with the current recipients name, within one week after Homecoming.

10. The Alumni Association GS or his designate shall notify the following organizations within one week after Homecoming via a press release or other document:

- Kappa Sigma National

- Elon University Alumni Department

- Kappa Sigma Elon Facebook page

- Kappa Sigma Elon LinkedIn page