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Annual Chapter Publication Award
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Communication with Alumni Brothers and Chapter histories is recorded in our spring publications each year. Since 1982, those chapters recognized as the top three in this competition have also received scholarships. These are named in honor of Norman H. Franke, our former Grand Editor and 23rd Grand President. Brother Franke served as a Grand Officer for 16 years and greatly influenced our national publication, The Communicator. Brother Franke served as Grand Editor from 1965–1973; during this time he made many improvements to the National publication. He later served as Grand President from 1973–1978 and died in 1981. The Franke Scholarships are used by the chapters to advance professional programs within the chapters Each chapter is encouraged to prepare at least one publication each year to keep the Grand Officers, chapter alumni and other chapters informed of activities and progress. It should serve as a historical documentation of a chapter’s activities. Norman H. Franke scholarships are awarded to the first three places. The criteria for judging the award include: Content including history and progress of chapter activities, alumni projection, Professional character, Arrangement and neatness. It is evaluated by the Alumni Regional Directors using these five criteria: originality, content, format, professionalism, and interest to alumni. The size and cost of printing are not considered in judging the chapter publications.


Award Recipients


Year Earned Chapter
 2017-18  Omega
2016-17 Alpha
2015-16 Alpha Psi
2014-15 Beta Kappa
2013-14 Psi
2012-13 Beta Omega
2011-12 Psi
2010-11 Beta Nu
2009-10 Gamma Gamma
2008-09 Alpha Sigma
2007-08 Omega
2006-07 Alpha Tau
2005-06 Alpha Upsilon
2004-05 Psi
2003-04 Psi
2002-03 Omega


Achievement Award Program shifts from calendar-year cycle (Jan-Dec) to academic cycle (fall-spring)


Year Earned Chapter
2001 Psi
2000 Not recorded
1999 Psi
1998 Alpha Theta
1997 Beta Gamma
1996 Alpha Psi
1995 Alpha Gamma
1994 Theta
1993 Alpha, Theta
1992 Theta
1991 Theta, Beta Kappa
1990 Theta, Alpha Psi
1989 Beta Beta
1988 A. Upsilon, B. Beta
1987 Theta, Alpha Psi
1986 Alpha Eta
1985 Alpha Rho
1984 Chi
1983 Alpha Phi
1982 Chi
1981 Alpha Psi
1980 Beta Gamma
1979 Alpha Psi
1978 Alpha Iota
1977 Beta Gamma
1976 Theta
1975 Beta Beta
1974 Beta Beta
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