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Delta Theta Sigma (DTS) Fraternity Wins Philanthropy Award for Third Consecutive Year at National Conclave
October 23, 2006

Contact: Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (klemos@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, MN (November 1, 2006) – The Delta Theta Sigma (DTS) fraternity chapter at the University of Minnesota, Crookston earned top honors for philanthropy for the third year in a row at their national meeting held this fall. Out of the eight active DTS chapters, UMC won the Philanthropy Award for most community service projects and hours, having 68% of their members participate in projects.


The annual conclave was held in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State University, the organization's founding chapter. Crookston campus members of the Theta Chapter of DTS who were on site to accept the award include Nik Kadel, White Bear Lake, Minn.; Jeremy Buckentin, Norwood, Minn.; Justin Hassa, Wadena, Minn.; Cody Hill, Frazee, Minn.; Terence Woodward, Eyota, Minn.; Andrew Nordic, Champlin, Minn.; and UMC DTS Founding Father and 1998 Alumni Mark Erickson, Fertile, Minn.


DTS has chapters at Ohio State, Penn State, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wilmington College of Ohio, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Purdue University. In 2006, DTS celebrated their 100-year anniversary.


The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs, including online options, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further, and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.

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Photo (l to r): Nik Kadel, White Bear Lake, Minn.; Jeremy Buckentin, Norwood, Minn.; Justin Hassa, Wadena, Minn.; Cody Hill, Frazee, Minn. Back row (l to r): Terence Woodward, Eyota, Minn.; Andrew Nordic, Champlin, Minn.; Founding Father Mark Erickson, Fertile, Minn.