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 Regional Directors for Alumni Affairs 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.
Achievement Award Program shifts from calendar-year cycle (Jan-Dec) to academic cycle (fall-spring)
|1991||Theta, Beta Kappa|
|1990||Theta, Alpha Psi|
|1988||Alpha Upsilon, Beta Beta|
|1987||Theta, Alpha Psi|