ATO wins national award

by Rob Stewart

At the most recent Alpha Tau Omega National Congress in Atlanta,the Simpson College chapter of ATO won several awards including theprestigious True Merit Award.

The True Merit Award is given to chapters that achieve a levelof overall excellence in the areas of scholarship, internalstructure and operation, campus and community involvement and anoverall balance in chapter programming.

“[The True Merit Award] means that we are among the best thatATO has to offer,” said ATO President Dan Saar. “It is a greathonor that our little chapter on Simpson’s campus can be among thebig guys.”

The last time Simpson Chapter of ATO won this award was in1985.

The men of ATO also won the Chapter Excellence Award, the Boardof Trustees National Finalist Award, the ATO Excellence inCommunications Award and the ATO Excellence in ScholarshipAward.

Saar recognized exceptional alumni support as an integral partof winning these awards.

Chapter Board of Trustees Chairman Jason Johnson said, “This hasbeen a goal of our chapter for some time. We are so proud of theseguys.”