Awards & Nominations

Each year the Dallas Alumnae Chapter recognizes alumnae who have made notable contributions to the Fraternity, the Dallas Alumnae Chapter, and the Dallas community.  Individuals chosen to receive awards are honored at our annual Founders’ Day Celebration.All dues-paying members are invited and encouraged to participate in the nomination process.  More details regarding eligibility and criteria for each award are provided on the actual nomination form. Nomination forms may be downloaded by accessing the Deltas Only private side of the website.  Login here.


Pearl Spirit Award

This award recognizes and fosters a young alumna who has already proven that her dedication and devotion to Tri Delta will only continue to grow.

Pansy Spirit Award

This award recognizes a member for extraordinary loyalty and service to Tri Delta and the Dallas Alumnae Chapter.

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Dallas community by a Tri Delta alumna.


Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter Awards Program History

The first Dallas Alumnae Chapter Award was presented in 1980.  This recognition was initially called The Outstanding Alumna Award and presented in Tri Delta’s Convention year.  Soon after, it became an annual program.  In 2004 we broadened our recognition by adding 2 new categories, our Pearl Spirit and Pine Tree Community Spirit Awards.  To make it a more cohesive effort, a name change for our original award occurred at that time — the Outstanding Alumna Award became the Pansy Spirit Award.

53 Dallas Tri Deltas have been recognized since the program’s inception, having served our Alumnae Chapter and Fraternity in numerous ways – Alumnae Chapter Officer, Collegiate Chapter Adviser, House Corporation Board member, Tri Delta Antiques Show leadership, Cookies & Castles Chair, Dallas Reference Board member, Fraternity Leadership, Tri Delta Foundation Trustee — and representing 10 different collegiate chapters:  Baylor, University of Oklahoma, Ole Miss, SMU, Southwestern, University of Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt.

As a permanent way to acknowledge these women, a plaque listing all recipients is regularly displayed at the SMU Tri Delta House.

2016 Award Winners

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Pine Tree Community Spirit Award
Barbara Lomax Hitzelberger, Theta Kappa

Pansy Spirit Award
Sandra K. Standefer, Theta Zeta

Pearl Spirit Award
Ashley London Smith, Beta Theta


 2015 Award Winners

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Pearl Spirit Award
Laura Ann Elpers Pierce
Theta Kappa Chapter, SMU

Pansy Spirit Award
Mary Martha Gibson Stinnett
Theta Kappa Chapter, SMU

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award
Pam Harris Busbee
Theta Kappa Chapter, SMU


2014 Award Winners

Pearl Spirit Award winner Sarah Stutts Weatherford, Pansy Spirit Award winner Annell Haughton Williams, Pine Spirit Award winner Mary McFarland Montgomery

Sarah Stutts Weatherford
Theta Kappa Chapter, SMU
Pearl Spirit Award

Annell Haughton Williams
Pansy Spirit Award

Mary McFarland Montgomery
Theta Zeta Chapter, University of Texas
Pine Tree Community Spirit Award

 Past Award Recipients

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Nomination Forms

Nomination forms may be downloaded by accessing the Deltas Only private side of the website.  Login here.