FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Katie Nichols of Stamford, Conn., director of Greek Life at Sacred Heart University, is one of two individuals who were honored this year by Cooperative Educational Services (CES) of Trumbull with the Success Through Educational Partnerships (STEP) Award. Nichols was honored for overseeing the a 24-hour see-saw-a-thon fundraiser put on by the University’s Greek Life organization to raise money for a playground at Bridgeport’s Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School. Entitled “Greek Life Goes Back to Give Back,” the event raised $10,970 for the playground and marked the first time that all of Sacred Heart’s fraternities and sororities had collaborated in a fundraising effort.
“I was honored to be recognized as a representative of Greek Life at SHU,” Nichols said, adding “the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council recently decided that they would like to hold the see-saw-a-thon again because Six to Six still needs to raise funds for the playground. With the opportunity to begin planning this event during the summer and using the fundraising knowledge we acquired last year, I anticipate the Greek community will raise even more money through the second annual Greek Life Goes Back to Give Back fundraiser.”
She noted that the Greek Community at Sacred Heart has undergone tremendous growth over the past few years and currently comprises 550 members. “They realized that by working together on a project, they have the ability to make a huge difference in our community. Events like this will definitely become a tradition for the Greek students at SHU.”
The STEP Awards were created by the leadership team at CES to honor individuals and organizations for going above and beyond to support the agency’s mission – to identify and provide quality educational opportunities for educations, students, families and communities.