2021 Convention Awards

139 sisters and advisors gathered virtually via zoom, July 22-24, 2021 for the 2021 National Convention. The culmination of Convention came during the Emerald Banquet on Saturday night when chapters and sisters were recognized for their achievements. The awards year covered June 1 – December 31, 2020.  Below are the 2020 National Award recipients:

Individual Awards

Outstanding Advisor

1st Place: Deborah Grusenmeyer
Alpha Psi, Cornell University

2nd Place: Chad McKay
Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

3rd Place: Lora Berg
Omega, South Dakota State University

Outstanding Leader

1st Place: Sarah Thomas
Pi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2nd Place: Hannah Guidry
Zeta, Louisiana State University

3rd Place: Krista Orf
Alpha Chi, University of Missouri – Columbia

Outstanding New Member

1st Place: Paige Teeters
Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

2nd Place: Shelby Ruland
Omega, South Dakota State University

3rd Place: Alex Davis
Iota, University of Arkansas

Outstanding Senior

1st Place: Emilee Stump
Beta Gamma, University of Florida

2nd Place: Sara Lechlider
Beta, Purdue University

3rd Place: Sierra Osborne
Gamma Beta, Montana State University

Chapter Awards

Outstanding Website

1st Place: Alpha Chi, University of Missouri – Columbia

2nd Place: Delta, Iowa State University

3rd Place: Beta Zeta, University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Jennifer McMillan Service in Agriculture

1st Place: Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

2nd Place: Zeta, Louisiana State University

3rd Place: Omega, South Dakota State University

Outstanding Social Media

1st Place: Alpha Gamma, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

2nd Place: Lambda, University of California – Davis

3rd Place: Upsilon, North Dakota State University

Chapter Growth

Chapters of 1-29 Members
Alpha Gamma, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale – 91.67%
Alpha Tau, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 25%
Alpha Eta, Stephen F. Austin State University – 12.50%

Chapters of 30-49 Members
Upsilon, North Dakota State University – 17.24%
Beta Rho, Southern Arkansas University – 13.95%
Alpha Xi, Missouri State University – 13.16%

Chapters of 50+ Members
Lambda, University of California-Davis – 43.59%
Alpha Zeta, Tarleton State University – 28.57%
Alpha Beta, Northwest Missouri State University – 16.67%

Board Choice

Marissa Bradsher, Alpha Iota Alumna

Dr. Anna Daniel Reddish, Alpha Omicron Alumna

Heart of Bull

Beta Omicron, University of Kentucky

Outstanding Service

1st Place: Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

2nd Place: Alpha Pi, Texas A&M University

3rd Place: Sigma, Western Illinois University

Outstanding Fellowship

1st Place: Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

2nd Place: Alpha Psi, Cornell University

3rd Place: Alpha Iota, California State University – Chico

Outstanding Scholarship

1st Place: Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

2nd: Alpha Iota, California State University – Chico

3rd: Alpha Kappa, University of Delaware

Outstanding Leadership

1st Place: Theta, University of Tennessee

2nd Place: Gamma Alpha, Wilmington College

3rd Place: Omega, South Dakota State University

Emerald Chapters

Lambda, University of California – Davis
Alpha Iota, California State University – Chico
Alpha Kappa, University of Delaware
Alpha Mu, University of Illinois
Alpha Chi, University of Missouri – Columbia
Alpha Psi, Cornell University

Founders’ Cup

1st Place: Alpha Psi, Cornell University

2nd: Alpha Iota, California State University – Chico

3rd: Alpha Kappa, University of Delaware

  • I love Sigma Alpha because of the wide network of women in agriculture that is available to me.

    Kim Stassen
  • I love Sigma Alpha for the friendships made and for the opportunities!

    Kelly Lawler
  • I love Sigma Alpha for the opportunities it has given me to collaborate and achieve with empowering female leaders.

    Emily Bartusiak
Abby Blomquist2021 Convention Awards Wall