Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Corridor of Fame

Influenced by the direct correlation to this portion of our founding goal, the Delta Lambda Chapter of Order of Omega has established this recognition program to establish and honor alumni who’ve achieved prime success inside their skilled space and have given again to their communities.

2023 Inductees

John Courson ’64 – Tau Kappa Epsilon

Earlier than transferring to the College of Colorado, the place he accomplished his diploma in enterprise/finance, John Courson was initiated into Monmouth Faculty’s Alpha Epsilon chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon throughout his freshman yr. By way of his management experiences in TKE, he honed his expertise in group and administration, studying to be a refined public speaker, in addition to a caring mentor and adviser to varsity college students in want.

Courson’s appreciation for his TKE expertise carried over into his alumni years, as he served on the fraternity’s nationwide board of administrators for eight years. He was elected nationwide president from 1981-83 and chair of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Academic Basis from 1985-91. On the time of his induction, he was chair of TKE’s Founders Fund.

Courson had a protracted and distinguished profession within the mortgage and lending career, serving as president and CEO of Central Pacific Mortgage Firm and Residence Builders Institute, in addition to president and COO of Basic Mortgage Firm.

Donald “Mac” McKinley ’50 – Sigma Phi Epsilon

Don “Mac” McKinley was a part of the group that established Monmouth Faculty’s Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter in 1948. Though not a World Conflict II veteran, he was visionary in figuring out a nationwide fraternity that may be related to the male college students who had served within the battle. After serving as supervisor of the SigEp home on Broadway, he succeeded future Ford CEO Harold “Purple” Poling as chapter president in 1949.

Nationally, SigEp pioneered its “Balanced Man” strategy, transferring away from hazing and alcohol consumption at fraternity occasions. McKinley and the Illinois Gamma chapter founders acknowledged that want 75 years in the past and noticed to it that their fraternity was completely different. McKinley was additionally forward of his time within the discipline of schooling throughout his three many years as an modern elementary college principal.

Because the keynote speaker at SigEp’s seventy fifth anniversary celebration, McKinley held the viewers spellbound along with his clear reminiscence of the chapter’s earliest days and his ardour for Monmouth.

Hilary Hawkinson Stott ’07 – Kappa Kappa Gamma

Hilary Hawkinson Stott was an lively member of Kappa Kappa Gamma whereas majoring in biology, and she or he has continued that involvement whereas serving as an modern science instructor at Leland Excessive Faculty.

Her management roles with KKG as an undergrad included schooling chairman, vice chairman for educational excellence and nominating committee chairman. Her compassion for her sisters, her perception in Kappa’s values, and her diligence to upholding these values are what’s saved her in management positions nicely into her alumnae years.

These positions have included serving as president of the Chicago Western Suburbs Alumnae Affiliation and two stints as danger administration content material director. Stott contributed to KKG’s Operations Information, which was developed in response to the pandemic and utilized by greater than 140 chapters. She additionally served on Monmouth’s Alumni Board from 2009-19.

At Leland, Stott offers quite a few alternatives for her college students to excel, campaigning for expanded AP programs and creating an Worldwide Journey Membership and aggressive Enviroteam.

Are you aware a proud Scot who deserves to be acknowledged? Fill out the nomination type beneath right this moment!

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