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Georgia Southern University Student Andrew Palmer Honored by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

03-14 SPEGeorgia Southern University student Andrew Palmer, a junior from Alpharetta, Ga., has been selected by Sigma Phi Epsilon as one of four winners of the 2011 Tragos Quest to Greece Award, announced at the recent Sigma Phi Epsilon Regional Carlson Leadership Awards banquet held in Atlanta, Ga.  Winners are selected based on academic standing, on- and off-campus leadership qualities, and fraternity chapter involvement.

Palmer, a junior majoring in Sport Management, serves as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Georgia Southern University and was selected from nearly 300 applicants for this prestigious award.

The 2011 Tragos Quest to Greece is an intense, 10-day journey through ancient Greece in search of SigEp’s foundation. During the trip, scheduled for June 16-26, 2011, participants will discuss the Socratic method of teaching in the Agora, where Socrates taught, compete in the original Olympic stadium, and study the ritual in Delphi after learning about the Mysteries of Eleusis.  All expenses will be covered by the national fraternity.

In addition to his current role as President of Georgia Southern’s Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter, Palmer has served as New Member Educator and vice president of Member Development. He is a Dean’s List Recipient, Interfraternity Council Merit Scholar, member of the Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society and the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and was named the fraternity chapter’s Athlete of the Year in 2009. Glover was recently honored by being selected as a RUCK Leadership Institute Scholar by the Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity RUCK Leadership Institute. His off-campus activities have included volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and YouthAids.

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