Concord Students Wins National Award
Athens, W.Va. - Emily Myers, a member of Delta Zeta Sorority at Concord College, has been named one of six national winners of the Grace Mason Lundy Award given annually by the National Council of Delta Zeta to outstanding senior collegiate members.
The award is given in honor of Grace Mason Lundy, past national president of the sorority. The women selected are leaders in campus and sorority activities, have served their chapters with loyalty and devotion, and contributed to their chapters’ advancement. Grace Mason Lundy Award recipients are also chosen because of the potential they hold for active alumnae involvement.
Myers was presented with the award and a gold heart-shaped pendant at a reception on April 21. The pendant is given to all winners of the award and contains a golden rose, the official flower of the sorority, a diamond, the official gem, and a pearl, another jewel of Delta Zeta. The golden rose and pearl are symbols of fifty years of service to Delta Zeta and symbolize in the GML pendant that award recipients are expected to play an active role as alumnae at both local and national levels. Present at the ceremony were chapter members, alumnae and Myers' parents.
In a recommendation letter written by Lisa Blankenship, Epsilon Delta College Chapter Director, she states, "Through Emily's hard work and devotion she has brought this chapter into the 21st century. She saw a need for a chapter website and became our first webmaster. She has linked collegiate and alumnae members through e-mail and brought the chapter closer together. Last summer, our region was hit with devastating floods. Emily went to work via the Internet to put together a flood relief fund. Through her hard work she was able to secure donations for the American Red Cross in excess of $1,000. Emily lives our creed daily and is an outstanding role model for our young women. She is our diamond in the flame."
Myers currently serves in three chairmanships for the chapter: points, technology and Centennial. She is the immediate past president of the Epsilon Delta chapter and has also served as vice president of new member education, songs chair, publicity chair and webmaster. She placed second-runner-up in the 2001 Concord College homecoming court as a representative of Delta Zeta Sorority and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. She has previously been honored with a national Delta Zeta award as a recipient of the 2001 Florence Hood Miner Award. It is given annually to six outstanding members of the sorority in recognition of their great contributions to their college chapter and Delta Zeta through outstanding leadership on campus while maintaining a good academic record.
Myers is a Presidential Scholar, co-director of the student public relations workshop and a Concord College ambassador. She is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor and Service Society, Cardinal Key Honor Society and Alpha Chi Honor Society. As a member of the Honors Program, she serves on the Honors Student Advisory Council and is a former member of the Honors Program Executive Committee. Myers is a charter member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Arts Honor Society and was a founding member of the Concord College Color Guard. She is a past president of the Freshman Council and past member of the Greek Council and the Concord Pep Band. She is also a member of Teays Valley Christian Church in Hurricane.
Myers is graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with emphasis in public relations and advertising on May 18. She is a 1998 graduate of Poca High School in Poca, W.Va., and is the daughter of Larry and LaMarr Myers and granddaughter of Paris and Mildred Stephens of Poca and the granddaughter of Nadine Myers of Elkview.