Kaitlynn Kaminski received the 2021 Gateway Regional Collegian of the Year award and the 2021 South Central Provincial Collegian of the Year award. Awards were presented at the Delta Sigma Pi virtual conference in February.
Kaminski graduated from Missouri State University in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing research and a minor in business analytics. She is currently in the MBA program and will graduate in May 2021.
After graduation, she will move to Kansas City where she has accepted a position with the Federal Reserve Bank.
About the award
The Collegian of the Year Award recognizes outstanding collegiate members of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) who have exemplified the shared values and ideals of the fraternity. It recognizes an individual for their contributions, achievements, participation and personal character.
National award winners are eligible to receive a $5,000 academic scholarship from the DSP Leadership Foundation and receive a pearl and ruby badge and recognition at national events and in the fraternity’s national magazine. National winners also serve as voting members of DSP’s Board of Directors for a two-year term.
“This award is the highest level of recognition that is given to collegiate brothers, and I am beyond honored to have received an award which recognizes all the contributions I have made to my chapter here at Missouri State and the fraternity as a whole,” Kaminski said.
Each collegiate chapter is asked to nominate one collegiate member from their chapter. Once the Regional Scholastic Development and Awards Committees reviews the applications from all chapters in their region, the Provincial Collegiate of the Year is chosen from the regional winners.
Kaminski was recognized on both the regional level for the Gateway Region and the provincial level for the South-Central Province.
“I was absolutely blown away to have been recognized past my chapter on the regional level, but even more so on the provincial level,” she said.
Kaminski found that one of the best parts of receiving the award was the support from her chapter.
“When winners were announced, my phone was blowing up with ‘Congratulations’ and with brothers being so excited that I was selected,” she said. “That amount of support and appreciation really made me feel like the work I have done and the relationships I have made have left a positive impact on my brothers and my chapter.”