Record attendance for Balfour Leadership Training Workshop

2012 IBA winner hails from Oklahoma State; 83 Peterson Awards distributed
August 4, 2012

The Sigma Chi International Fraternity hosted its annual Balfour Leadership Training Workshop on Aug. 2–5, 2012, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and it featured a new all-time attendance record for Balfour LTW.

According to Fraternity records, Balfour LTW was attended by 1,901 participants, the largest ever attendance in Fraternity history.

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Fraternity handed out undergraduate and alumni awards. The 2012 International Balfour Award winner as the Fraternity’s most outstanding senior is Taylor Henderson, OKLAHOMA STATE 2012, who is a mechanical engineering major and a petroleum engineering minor with a 3.70 GPA.

Eighty-three chapters were selected as Peterson Significant Chapters Award winners, including six Peterson Gold winners. The six Peterson Gold Award winners hail from Gettysburg College; University of South Florida; University of New Haven; George Washington University; Bryant University; and Clarkson University.

Winning Peterson Blue Awards were: Murray State University; University of North Texas; Birmingham-Southern College; University of California-Merced; University of British Columbia-Simon Fraser; University of Louisville; California-State University-San Bernardino; University of Arizona; University of South Alabama; University of Texas-Austin; Rutgers University; Syracuse University; Santa Clara University; University of California-Davis; University of Kentucky; University of Washington-Seattle; American University; Hillsdale College; Arkansas State University; Vanderbilt University; University of Arkansas; DePauw University; Washington University (St. Louis); California State Polytechnic University-Pomona; University of Cincinnati; University of North Alabama; University of Georgia; University of St. Thomas; Jacksonville University; University of Tennessee-Martin; University of West Florida; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Southern California; California State University-Chico; University of Maryland; Tennessee Tech University; Southeast Missouri State University; University of Utah; Case Western Reserve University; University of Memphis; University of Oregon; University of California-Irvine; University of California-Los Angeles; Eastern Kentucky University; University of Connecticut; University of Houston; Western Kentucky University; University of Texas at Arlington; Northwestern University; Pennsylvania State University; Butler University; University of Idaho; Kettering University (B); Purdue University; Florida International University; Bradley University; University of North Florida; Utah State University; University of Toronto-Ryerson; Pittsburg State University; The College of Idaho; Yale University; Troy University; Missouri University of Science & Technology; Western Illinois University; Oregon State University; Texas State University-San Marcos; Brown University; Kettering University (A); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott; A College in Bridgewater, Mass.; University of Puget Sound; Northern Arizona University; Eastern New Mexico University; Montana State University; and Mississippi State University.

Winners of the James Bash Significant Improvement Award were: Kansas State University; University of South Carolina; Denison University; Youngstown State University; University of Nebraska; and A College in Fairfax, Va.

The Daniel William Cooper Award for outstanding chapter scholarship went to the University of Windsor. Legion of Honor Awards went to: Brown University; The College of Idaho; Southern Mississippi University; University of Toronto-Ryerson; A College in Spring Hill, Ala.; University of Memphis; University of Louisville; Harvard University; Marquette University; University of Kentucky; and Yale University. For more information on the 2012 Balfour LTW, please check out the fall issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi.