Convention 2011 Recap
The Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity 2011 National Convention was held in Orlando, Florida from July 7th through 10th. Over 250 members from across the nation, 40% of whom were attending their first convention, attended meeting sessions and enjoyed the beautiful facilities of the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
Our guest speakers were Eric Trabin, a Florida Assistant State Attorney who spoke to attendees about risk management, Margie Bruszer, the Major Gifts Officer for SOS Children’s Villages who spoke to attendees about the future of Sigma Beta Rho’s relationship with and some of the new initiatives of SOS. Anita Datta, wife of National Founding Father Anuj Datta, also spoke for our membership about a service initiative she is involved with called the Village Life Outreach Program.
Our National Convention is also the venue where awards are presented to our chapters and members for their achievements, and where new chapters and associated chapters are recognized for the first time.
Below are the achievement awards that were presented to chapters:
- Sigma Award for Outstanding Community Service - University of Washington (Iota Chapter)
- Beta Award for Chapter of the Year - Binghamton University (Beta Chapter)
- Rho Award for Diversity - Florida State University (Alpha Alpha Chapter)
- Most Improved School - St. John’s University (Gamma Chapter)
- Brother of the Year - Jamal Lama (Brother Outbreak)
- Newly inducted Brother of the Year - Gurprit Multani (Brother Chiron)
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Melvin Korattiyil (Brother Napoleon)
- Regional Officer of the Year - Maulin Parikh (Brother Done)
- King Cobra Scholarship - Nirav Patel, Brother C-4
- Drexel University – Upsilon Chapter
- University of Sciences in Philadelphia – Phi Chapter
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Psi Chapter
- Florida State University – Alpha Alpha Chapter
- Northeastern University – Alpha Beta Chapter
Associate Chapter Status
- East Tennessee State University
- Oregon State University