Faculty Advisor (and Honorary Member), Charlin Jones-Chavez, for the University of Texas, San Antonio Chapter (Epsilon Mu Chapter) of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and the Beta Lambda Chapter at American University have received awards from the Professional Fraternity Association.
Charlin Jones-Chavez was awarded Faculty Award of Excellence while the Beta Lambda Chapter was presented with the award for Outstanding Professional Program.
About Charlin Jones-Chavez
Charlin Jones-Chavez, a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A., Adult and Higher Education and Ed.D., Educational Leadership, is the Assistant Director for Special Events at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to being a Honorary Member of the Epsilon Mu Chapter, as well as being an integral part in the Chartering of the Phi Sigma Pi Chapter on that campus, Jones-Chavez also belongs to 15 other professional organizations. As the Chapter Advisor, Charlin:
- Meets with every Initiate during the Initiation Program
- Guides the Chapter to make responsible decisions
- Attends Chapter Business Meetings
- Plans an Officer retreat for all of the Honors Organizations on campus
- Assists with the Epsilon Mu Chapter’s Chapter Retreat by planning team building activities
About the Beta Lambda Chapter
The Beta Lambda Chapter at American University won the Outstanding Professional Program award for the Chapter’s week long event called “How To Adult.” The event, which that was opened up to the entire campus, helped students recognize the transition from college to the workforce and had events to help students get practical, real-life skills before graduation. Each event was led by an expert, covering topics such as:
- Personal Finance
- Finding Self-Worth and Satisfaction
- Personal Branding
- Healthy Eating
- Job Searching
The Chapter also won a Phi Sigma Pi National Award, the Dr. Eldo L. Hendricks Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Programming, for this same event.