AWARDS 2016
The 2016 Awards Ceremony and Banquet was hosted at the ΣΑΩ® 12th Annual Convention in Charlottesville, Virginia by the following 2015-2016 National Board of Trustees: Claire McAuliffe, Meghan Williams, Natasha Lyons, Magen Nelson, Amanda Thomas, Brittany Shifflett, Kayla Lemmon, Elizabeth Kroner, and Lindsey Turner.
*The Lily Award is a nomination-based award given to a sister of Sigma Alpha Omega, enrolled or alumna. The Lily Award recipient will personify the following: 1) A Christ-like attitude of humility and compassion, 2) A consistent record of service to others through SAO or otherwise, 3) A strong reputation as a woman of Christ and ambassador for SAO to her campus and/or community [Song of Solomon 2:1-2: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters."]
 
**The Dove Award is a nomination-based award given to a sister of Sigma Alpha Omega, enrolled or alumna. The Dove Award recipient will personify the following: 1) Evidence of a strong work ethic, 2) An obvious passion for Christ and Sigma Alpha Omega, 3) An extraordinary dedication to her commitments and relationships [Matthew 3:16-17: "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him."]
SISTER
LEADERSHIP

SISTER OF THE YEAR

Joanna Pollard (Alpha)

OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT

Bailey Niekamp (Alpha Upsilon)​

OUTSTANDING VICE PRESIDENT

Shannon Hadaway (Alpha Pi)

OUTSTANDING SECRETARY

Miranda Rennie (Alpha Pi)

OUTSTANDING TREASURER

Courtney Frost (Iota)

OUTSTANDING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Qiana Joy Jones (Iota)

OUTSTANDING JUDICIAL BOARD CHAIR

Mary Kathryn Hurst (Iota)

OUSTANDING ALUMNA

Natasha Smith (Alpha)

SISTER ACHIEVEMENT

Courtney Jennings (Alpha Xi)

THE LILY AWARD*

Maddy Day (Iota)

THE DOVE AWARD**

Jillian Hooper (Alpha Delta)

CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Alpha Chi Chapter (University of Michigan)

OUTSTANDING T-SHIRT

Alpha Xi (Campbell University, NC)

OUTSTANDING WEB PRESENCE

Chi (University of South Carolina)

MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER

Alpha Rho (University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee)

CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT

Alpha Kappa (Georgia State University)

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER SERVICE

Beta (Appalachian State University, NC)

CHAPTER OF THE FALL 2015 SEMESTER

Alpha Upsilon (Lee University)

CHAPTER OF THE SPRING 2016 SEMESTER

Omicron (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)

DISTINGUISHED CHAPTERS

ALPHA

IOTA

MU

OMICRON

CHI

ALPHA EPSILON

ALPHA LAMBDA

ALPHA XI

ALPHA UPSILON

ALPHA CHI

ALPHA PSI

SPECIAL HONORS

OUTSTANDING

NON-SISTER

Mr. Alan McClung, Faculty of Lee University (Alpha Upsilon)

PRESIDENT'S CHOICE

Meghan Williams (Mu)

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Taylor Hudson (Alpha Alpha)

CHAPTER CHOICE "TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR"

Meghan Williams (Mu)

CHAPTER CHOICE "CHAPTER OF THE YEAR"

Alpha Theta (The University of Virginia)

TALENT SHOW WINNER

Alpha Omicron 

(Clemson University, SC) with their original SAO "Rap"

MISS CONGENIALITY

Haley Brown (Pi)​

MOST FASHIONABLE

Emily Grace Harris (Alpha Xi)​

MOST MEMORABLE

Shelby Smith. (Alpha Omicron)​

MOST PASSIONATE

Michayla Kelley (Alpha Phi)

NEW CHAPTERS

ALPHA OMEGA (Michigan State University)

BETA ALPHA (Roanoke College, VA)

BETA BETA (Mars Hill University, NC)

CONVENTION
EVENT AWARDS

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