posted September 17, 2001

Music Fraternity Honored

The Hope College chapter of the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, Alpha Chi, has received three national awards.

The "Music Award," "Music Service Award" and "Improvement Award" were presented to current chapter president Sarah Herman, a senior from Sylvania, Ohio, in August.

There were four recipients of each award. Other winners included Wayne State University in Detroit, Miami University in Florida and Virginia Tech.

The college's Alpha Chi chapter of Delta Omicron, a co-ed service fraternity, has played an active role in Hope's department of music for many years. The group provides ushering services at every department of music event, hosts weekly doughnut and soda sales in Nykerk Hall of Music, and sponsors various open social events. The college's chapter has 20 members, and is advised by Linda Strouf of the Hope music faculty.

Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity is a professional fraternity in the field of music, with collegiate chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The fraternity was founded in 1909 at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music by three undergraduate students. The purpose of the fraternity is to create and foster fellowship through music, to encourage excellence and appreciation of music, to develop character and leadership, and to strengthen devotion and loyalty to the alma mater.