Recent graduate awarded for service, leadership

Recent graduate awarded for service, leadership

Will DeLaney ’20, of Boiling Springs, S.C., is one of only 10 students in the country to receive Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The honor recognizes exceptional members of Sigma Nu whose service and leadership exemplify the fraternity’s mission to develop ethical leaders.

Delaney earned a degree in religion-Christian education and is now pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Duke Divinity School. He is also seeking ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Delaney was involved in service efforts on and off campus while at PC. He served as director of the 4th Tuesday Soup Kitchen in Boiling Springs and on leadership committees at First Presbyterian Church in Laurens.

“In the fall of 2019, we were pleased to have Will complete a semester internship with First Presbyterian Church,” said Rev. Dr. Frank M. McCracken, the pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Laurens.

“During that time I came to see and deeply admire his character and work ethic.”

Delaney was a member of Student Government Association, Celtic Cross, Bluefish, and Stirlings on the PC campus. He participated in the Office of Religious Life and the Senior Giving Campaign and served as recorder, chaplain, and philanthropy chair as a member of Sigma Nu.

The major emphasis in the selection of Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award recipients is evidence of the member living an honorable life by upholding the ideals of Sigma Nu and influencing others to do the same. Additional evaluation is based on the applicant’s academic excellence, extracurricular record, and demonstrated leadership for the fraternity, school, state, and nation.

Each academic year, 10 outstanding seniors are selected to be honored with the Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Award. Begun in 1962, the Alpha Affiliate Award has a proud history and is one of the highest honors Sigma Nu can bestow upon a member.

Headquartered in Lexington, Va., Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.