Raymie E. McKerrow Chapter of the Year

Purpose of the Award

The efforts of each chapter are an important element to the success of Sigma Chi Eta at both the local and national level. Each chapter should sponsor activities and events that help promote the goals of Sigma Chi Eta in addition to showing a commitment to the financial health of the chapter. This award is named in honor of one of the honor society’s founders, Raymie E. McKerrow. Dr. McKerrow played a key role in establishing Sigma Chi Eta and guiding the honor society’s proposal through the governance of NCA.

Goals of Lambda Pi Eta

1. Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement
2. Stimulate interest in the field of Communication
3. Promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors
4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field
5. Establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students
6. Explore options for further undergraduate/graduate studies

The chapter that has best manifested the goals of Sigma Chi Eta will be bestowed the honor of Chapter of the Year. The chapter honored with this distinction in turn serves as an example to the other chapters throughout the United States.

Award Administration

All submissions for the Chapter of the Year Award will be collected and distributed by the National Coordinator. The nominations shall be reviewed by the members of the Faculty Advisory Board. The National Coordinator of Sigma Chi Eta will serve as a tie-breaking vote if necessary.

Selection Procedure 

1. Self-nominations and nominations by others are accepted.
2. The nominations shall be submitted on the Chapter of the Year Form, available online below or via PDF.
3. Nominations are to be submitted to NCA by April 1st.
4. Nominations will be forwarded to the Faculty Advisory Board members for consideration.

Granting of the Award

1. The award winner(s) will be notified preceding the NCA Annual Convention.
2. The award, in the form of a plaque, will be presented at the Sigma Chi Eta awards ceremony at the NCA Annual Convention and announced in COMMunity.