Omega chapter of Phi Delta Chi wins Thurston Cup
For the second consecutive year, the Omega chapter of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity from the University of Tennessee won the Emory W. Thurston Grand Presidents Award during the recent 67th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The Thurston Cup is the highest honor awarded by the fraternity and represents exemplary achievement in service, scholarship, leadership, brotherhood, and a professional window display project. This prestigious award was won previously by the Omega Chapter in 2003, 2004, and 2008.
This award was established in 1974 through a generous gift from past Grant President Emory W. Thurston (Omicron). The Grand Presidents Award is presented to the Chapter that has promoted the profession of pharmacy and Phi Delta Chi to the fullest extent during the preceding year. To qualify for the award, a Chapter must receive an efficiency rating of at least 90% in the Achievement Award Program. Those Chapters qualifying are then evaluated independently by the Grand Officers, Regional Officers, and other judges. The Thurston Award recognizes exemplary achievement in many areas including their Professional Service Project reports, Window Display, Prescott Scholarship report, Chapter publication, the Leadership report, and the Brotherhood report.