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University of Iowa News Release

 

Aug. 7, 2007

Greek Organization Honors UI Leaders

A UI administrator and a UI student have been named to national leadership positions in Order of Omega, an organization that honors and recognizes fraternity and sorority leaders.

David Grady, associate vice president and director of University Life Centers, has been elected president of the Order of Omega. Grady has been involved with the organization for 20 years. He previously served as editor and most recently vice president.

"This is an exciting time for the Order of Omega, as we are approaching our 50th year. I am honored to step into this position, and I am very much looking forward to helping set the direction for the next 50 years," Grady said.

Greg Buehner, a finance major from Cedar Falls, has been selected as the student member of the Order of Omega board of directors. Each year, an undergraduate Order of Omega member from one of six regions in the United States is selected to represent student voices on the board. Buehner is the current treasurer for the Delta Beta chapter of Order of Omega and is a founding father of the Pi Kappa Phi chapter.

Jason Pierce, assistant director of student life, said, "Greg Buehner is a tremendous student and fraternity man. His continued commitment to his chapter, the fraternity and sorority community, the campus community, and the community at large make him an excellent selection for the student board member."

Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in 1959 to recognize individuals in the Greek community for their service to the fraternity system and the university community. Order of Omega now has more than 400 chapters nationwide. Since 1985, Order of Omega has awarded $544,500 in scholarships to 2,103 undergraduate students, and since 1985 has awarded 167 graduate fellowships in the amount of $99,750.

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