Wednesday, March 15, 2017

College Panhellenic Spotlight: University of Illinois

By Marissa Sulek, University of Illinois College Panhellenic president
As we approach April and Advisor Appreciation Month, the University of Illinois College Panhellenic Council is taking time to recognize those who serve its community.

Andrew Hohn is the assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Illinois and a past recipient of the NPC Outstanding Panhellenic Advisor Award. Andrew is an incremental part of UIUC’s Office for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. He always makes time for the executive board members and we always feel welcome to go to him with any questions. Since day one Andrew has never ceased to amaze us with the knowledge and enthusiasm he has for sororities and fraternities on our campus. On top of that, he is always wanting to learn more about certain topics and situations, so he can be as educated as possible.

Kenzie Finks is a graduate assistant for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and oversees the Panhellenic Council at Illinois. Kenzie takes the time to attend all Panhellenic events and meetings. Doing so proves she is committed to her position as our advisor. She was Panhellenic president for two consecutive years at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. With her expertise she has given all of the current Panhellenic officers’ phenomenal advice and is always looking for ways to help us individually.

Both advisors encourage us to do what is best for the community and the Illinois Panhellenic Council is grateful for their unending support and friendship.

At our upcoming bi-weekly chapter president meeting, March 29, we are discussing Advisor Appreciation Month and honoring chapter advisors, too. To thank the advisors of individual chapters, 25 within the Panhellenic Community at Illinois, our College Panhellenic sends every chapter advisor a small gift card and thank you card signed by all the chapter presidents and their executive officers. Sometimes we are so busy that we forget these advisors are volunteers who have an interest in bettering the Illinois community.

We encourage other chapters and College Panhellenics to take time in April to say thank you to your advisors. By doing so, we all invest in the future of the Panhellenic community.