Awards

In recent years, Omicron has been fortunate to win various awards from Kappa Alpha Theta's national organization, as well as from USC. 

 2016-2017

Pictured Above: Omicron's Chief Operating Officer, Brooke Upchurch, Chief Marketing Officer, Adriana Bass, President, Jennie Thomson, and Chief Financial Officer at USC's 2017 Greek Awards.

Chapter Awards:

  • Chapter of the Year for the Panhellenic Council
  • Wellness & Safety Excellence Award
  • Recruitment/Intake & Retention Innovation Award
  • Academic Innovation Award 

Individual Awards: 

  • Adelaide Jessup (Class of 2018): Trojan Greek Council Officer of the Year 

2015-2016

Pictured Above: Omicron's Chief Financial Officer, Kristi Sakai, and President, Brittany Hope at USC's 2016 Greek Awards receiving three awards for excellence in scholarship, philanthropy, and parent support.

Chapter Awards:

  • Highest GPA of any Greek Organization
  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding philanthropy and service
  • Dean Schaefer Scholarship Programming Award
  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding parent support awarded to our Parents' Club President Deanna Villegas
  • Golden Kite Award—awarded to the top 15 Kappa Alpha Theta chapters across the U.S. & Canada
  • Top Theta Chapter in giving to Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Theta's national philanthropy 

2014-2015

Pictured Above: Omicron CEOs, Kimberly Ostiller and Katherine Flynn, after USC's 2015 Greek Awards. Omicron won the highest award a Panhellenic chapter can receive - The President’s Award for Overall Excellence.

Chapter Awards:

  • 2015 President’s Award for Overall Excellence – most highly esteemed award given out at the Greek Awards
  • Highest GPA of any Greek Organization
  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding scholarship programming
  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding alumnae programming
  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding risk management programming
  • Top Theta Chapter in donations to Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Capital Campaign  

Individual Awards:

  • Vicki McCluggage: John Hubbard Award for Exemplary Service to the Greek Community
  • Kimberly Ostiller (Class of 2016): Outstanding Sorority President Award
  • Kate Arnold (Class of 2015): Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Renaissance Scholar, Student Recognition Award
  • Claire Adams (Class of 2015): Student Recognition Award
  • Hania Adib (Class of 2015): Renaissance Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Interdisciplinary Award for Social Science Research, Provost Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Claire Becker (Class of 2015): Renaissance Scholar, Global Scholar
  • Gillian Cooper (Class of 2015): Renaissance Scholar
  • Mackenzie Hummel (Class of 2015):  Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Phi
  • Nicole Jamgotchian (Class of 2015): Student Recognition Award
  • Kaitlin Mogentale (Class of 2015): Student Recognition Award, Academic Achievement Award, Mork Family Scholar
  • Morgan Muhonen (Class of 2015): Student Recognition Award
  • Carlye Porazzo (Class of 2015): Phi Beta Kappa
  • Maggie Ridenhour (Class of 2015):  Phi Beta Kappa
  • Corrine Spears (Class of 2015): ISE Student of the Year, 1st in ISE Class of 2015, Student Recognition Award
  • Lauren Steinberg (Class of 2015): Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Emily Reinstein (Class of 2015): Phi Beta Kappa, Renaissance Scholar, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Scholar

2013-2014

Pictured above: Omicron's CEO Kimberly Ostiller at Kappa Alpha Theta's Grand Convention in 2014.

Chapter Awards:

  • Highest GPA of any Greek Organization at USC
  • Golden Kite Award at 2014 Grand Convention (among one of the most prestigious award given at GC)
  • Top in overall giving to Theta Foundation
  • Top College Chapter in Giving by District
  • Top in Giving to a Named Endowment Fund (this is our Omicron foundation scholarship for which our members can apply)
  • Runner Up for giving to CASA!

Individual Awards:

  • Amanda Borland (Class of 2014): Order of Troy
  • Maggie Altergott (Class of 2014): Order of Troy, Global Scholar, Renaissance Scholar and Trustee Scholar
  • Morgan Furlong (Class of 2014): Order of the Torch, and Order of the Laurel and the Palm
  • Elli Hanson (Class of 2014): Order of Troy
  • Sherryl Bako (Class of 2014): Order of Troy
  • Teddy Leatherman (Class of 2014): Order of Troy
  • Marygail DiBuono: Helen of Troy Award