OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students were presented awards this summer by their respective fraternities in categories such as outstanding leadership and academics.
Gregory Alston, a Hattiesburg native and former ASB president, was awarded the Sigma Chi Fraternity Balfour Award for the Eta chapter. Recognizing the fraternity’s most outstanding member, the award goes to only one member of each Sigma Chi Fraternity chapter each year.
“Sigma Chi has given so much to me, not only through the friendships that I have made but also through the leadership values that Sigma Chi instilled in me,” Alston said. “It is a true honor to represent my fraternity in this way, and I am very appreciative and thankful for this award.”
Anish Sharma of Greenwood was awarded the Sigma Nu Fraternity Man of the Year award, which recognizes excellence in leadership. He also won the Scholar of the Year based on outstanding academics. The Sigma Nu Fraternity recognizes only one member to receive each of these awards.
William Fowler, a native of Destin, Florida, and the Phi Delta Theta president, won the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Arthur R. Priest award. This award recognizes the most outstanding undergraduate Phi Delta Theta in the nation.
“It is a great honor to accept this award on behalf of my family and the men of Phi Delta Theta Mississippi Alpha,” Fowler said. “I would also like to sincerely congratulate Anish and Gregory on their well-deserved recognitions.”
Alston and Sharma were inducted into the University of Mississippi 2013-2014 Hall of Fame. Sharma and Fowler served on Alston’s 2013-2014 ASB Cabinet.