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June 17, 2004

Retiring Birmingham-Southern president presented with national interfraternity award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College Chancellor and President Dr. Neal R. Berte recently was presented with the North-American Interfraternity Conference's 2004 Alumni Award of Distinction.

Berte accepted the honor at the group's annual meeting held recently in Washington, D.C.

The NIC Awards of Distinction recognize overall leadership and excellence in the advancement of fraternity ideals.

“We are excited to honor these men for their dedication to their fraternity, and for their interfraternal spirit,” said Jon Williamson, NIC executive vice president. “They deserve our honor and recognition.”

The NIC has 64 member organizations with 5,500 chapters located on 800 campuses in the U.S. and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members. It serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions.

In his 29th year as president of Birmingham-Southern, Berte will retire as president June 30 but will continue as chancellor. Through his support of the six national fraternities on the campus of Birmingham-Southern, Berte, who is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, has been an advocate of offering opportunities to students who would like to have a Greek experience.


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