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Awards & Nominations

Each year the Dallas Alumnae Chapter recognizes alumnae who have made notable contributions to the Fraternity, the Dallas Alumnae Chapter, or 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 nomination form.

 

Nomination forms are available in the Deltas Only section of the website. Please login here.

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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.

2023 WINNER
LAUREL LOONEY BUTLER
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PANSY SPIRIT AWARD

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

2023 WINNER
SUSAN WILLBANKS BROOKS
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This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Dallas community by a Tri Delta alumna.

2023 WINNER
LAURA BAILEY WHITLEY

PINE TREE COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

The Dallas Alumnae Chapter began presenting its first award, initially named The Outstanding Alumna Award, in 1980, and presented the award during each Tri Delta Convention year.  Soon after, it became an annual program.  In 2004 we broadened our recognition by adding two new categories, our Pearl Spirit and Pine Tree Community Spirit Awards.  To make it a more cohesive effort, we changed the name for our original award at that time—the Outstanding Alumna Award became the Pansy Spirit Award.

Numerous 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 11 different collegiate chapters: Baylor, Clemson, 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.

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

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2022

Pearl Spirit Award: Erin McCarthy Higgins

Pansy Spirit Award: Brenda Bailey Latman

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Katherine Perot Reeves

Cookies & Castles Exceptional Volunteer Award: Shawn Dunn Blagowsky

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2021

Pearl Spirit Award: Kate Elpers Iwanski

Pansy Spirit Award: Melissa Webster McMillian

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Jill Bunker Magnuson

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2019

Pearl Spirit Award: Lexie Sereni Leonie

Pansy Spirit Award: Nancy Seay Anderson

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Tracey Donoho Kozmetsky

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2018

Pearl Spirit Award: Casey Wetz Thompson

Pansy Spirit Award: Pam Guffey Balser

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Anne Bartlett Motsenbocker

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2017

Pearl Spirit Award: Elizabeth Ivy Hudson

Pansy Spirit Award: Terri Nieman Kennedy

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Kathy Henneberger Tims

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2016

Pearl Spirit Award: Ashley London Smith

Pansy Spirit Award: Sandra K. Standefer

Pine Tree Community Spirit Award: Barbara Lomax Hitzelberger

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The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Tri Delta was proud to receive the 2022 Eleanor Dorcas Pond Award at Convention in summer 2022.

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