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Clarion University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon won one individual and two chapter awards at the annual Carlson Leadership Academy Feb. 7-9.

The Clarion University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity received three awards at the organization’s annual Carlson Leadership Academy Feb. 7-9 in Stamford, Conn. The CLA provides officer training and helps officers recognize and use their strengths to maximize their chapters’ potential.

The Clarion chapter received one individual award and two chapter awards. Tyler Kitzmiller of Unityville, former president and vice president of recruitment of the Clarion chapter, was awarded the J. Edward Zollinger Outstanding Senior Award, given to a brother who is a balanced man and a role model to younger brothers in the western Pennsylvania district.

Tyler Kitzmiller

Kitzmiller is a molecular biology/biotechnology major with minors in business administration and the honors program. He will graduate in May. As part of the award, Kitzmiller will choose a sophomore in the fraternity to receive a $1,000 scholarship, $500 as a junior and $500 as a senior.

The chapter was recognized with the Scholastic Excellence Award for chapters that maintain a GPA of 3.15 or higher. The chapter also received the Manpower Excellence Award, given to chapters that have the most men of any fraternity on their campus and a GPA higher than the campus average.

Sigma Phi Epsilon is a national fraternity leading the way with its four-year developmental program in which all brothers participate. The Clarion University SigEp chapter takes special consideration of its fraternity’s values and works continually to provide meaningful programming to the campus and community. For more information on the Clarion University Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter, please go to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SigEpClarion. Questions can be directed to president Lance Whitehead at

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

4/7/2014 9:58 AM

Clarion Sig Phi chapter wins three awards