September 4, 2014
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific's Phi Alpha Delta Engle Chapter and Executive Board Members won big recognition at the 60th Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference this summer.
Over the course of a warm summer week in late July, Engle Chapter sent a delegate to attend Phi Alpha Delta International's 60th Biennial Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Engle Chapter represents just one of the more than 200 currently active law school chapters located throughout all 50 stated and five countries, the majority of whom attended the conference.
In addition to helping to amend Fraternity Policy and participating in the election of the new International Executive Board, Engle chapter was continually recognized by the fraternity during the course of the Convention, taking home more chapter awards than any other law school chapter in the nation for their work and community service during the 2013-2014 academic year.
With regards to programming, Engle Chapter took no less than second place nationally for all five categories of fraternity programming awards in such categories as Community Service, Academic Professionalism, and Alumni Networking for such events as Pasta Extravaganza, Mock Mixer, and Paint the Town.
National Recognition extended not just to the chapter as a whole, but individual members as well. Recently elected Vice Justice and former Social Chair Jennifer Domer, '15, won the Donald R. Moore Service Scholarship, one of only five in the nation, for her work during the last year planning such events as Oktoberfest and Evening of Etiquette.
"I am very honored to have my hard work recognized nationally. My dedication and commitment to this fraternity stemmed from my belief that my events could benefit the students of McGeorge and bond the chapter. I'm very proud to be a part of this amazing growing chapter," Domer said.
Executive Board Members were also nationally recognized. Amanda Massimini, '14, took home second in place in the Frank E. Grey Award for Most Outstanding Chapter Clerk. In addition, Andrew Schmidt, '15, won the Jack Miller Award for Most Outstanding Chapter Marshal.
The acclaim did not stop there. On the night of Aug. 2 at the Convention's closing awards banquet, Engle Chapter finished strong, taking 2nd Place in the Stanley H. Kohn Award for Best Law School Chapter in the Fraternity.
"It was a surreal experience to say the least," Andrew Schmidt, the delegate from Engle Chapter, stated, "It's truly a humbling experience in that since we are one of the smaller chapters, our success wholly comes from the dedication and hard work of both our executive board and chapter members, and I could not be prouder of them."
Newly elected Justice Lauryn Tully admires the recognition the chapter has received, and is optimistic about Engle chapter's future. "I am really looking forward to working with the current executive board to continue to develop even further as a chapter. I am thankful to work with such a dedicated group of individuals and be part of such a wonderful student organization," Justice Tully said.