Lindner Undergraduate Wins Delta Sigma Pi Collegian of the Year Award

Alexandra Land, BBA ‘15, is one of five winners nationwide to receive Delta Sigma Pi’s Collegian of the Year Award. As the Collegian of the Year, Land will represent the 52 collegiate chapters of the professional business fraternity in the Northeastern region.

Land is a senior majoring in Marketing and International Business at the UC Lindner College of Business. As a Collegian of the Year, Land will serve on the Northeastern Provincial Executive Board and focus on committee initiatives such as professional development and community service.

Land was selected for this honor based on her service on the Executive Committee of the UC Chapter of Alpha Theta, her involvement in national conferences and committees and her agenda proposal on diversity.

“My proposal focused on expanding the fraternity's support for diversity initiatives,” she says.

Land, who was drawn to the fraternity for its commitment to civic betterment, is working to establish a grant in support of diversity training and helping veterans and fraternity members with disabilities.

 “I am hoping to build ‘Connection Communities’ for those specialty groups to provide fellow fraternity members with additional resources to help them achieve their passions,” she says.

Lindner College of Business student Brendan O’Brien, BBA ‘15, who served as past president of UC’s Alpha Theta chapter, was awarded the same Collegian of the Year honor in 2014.

“It is a huge honor and a very rare occurrence for two members of the same chapter win back-to-back,” Land says. “It’s a testament to the chapter's excellence in professionalism, service and leadership.”

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