Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Hall of Fame
A portion of the purpose statement of Order of Omega is “To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest”.
Influenced by the direct correlation to this portion of our founding purpose, the Delta Lambda Chapter of Order of Omega has established this recognition program to publicly identify and honor those alumni who have achieved top success within their professional area and have given back to their communities.
Mrs. Susan West ’82 - Kappa Delta
Susan West is senior litigation paralegal for Sony, where she’s worked there since 2004. She was tasked with developing an in-house discovery program to address new rules and laws related to discovery in litigation, ensuring that Sony was compliant. In the San Diego community, she has continued the philanthropic ways that were instilled in her as a member of Kappa Delta. For more than 30 years, she has been heavily involved with the American Cancer Society, helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. An education major at Monmouth, Sue has also kept children very much in mind with her philanthropy and volunteer service, serving on several education-related non-profit boards. Sue has been an active member of Kappa Delta as an alum, especially through her involvement with the chapter at San Diego State University. National Kappa Delta honored her with its Order of the Pearl, given to those who have contributed to society locally, statewide and nationally.
Dr. Tom Sargent ’85 - Sigma Phi Epsilon
Dr. Sargent pledged in the fall of his freshman year in 1981 and, over the course of the next four years, served SigEp as social chair and corresponding secretary before being named chapter president. During his time as a student, he was recognized for outstanding service to the fraternity and the campus community and as a senior, he was part of the second class inducted into the College’s Order of Omega. Dr. Sargent returned to Monmouth as a faculty member in 2002, and his excellent dedication and service to Sigma Phi Epsilon has continued. He has been an active and involved member of the Illinois Gamma Alumni Volunteer Corporation, holding the positions of vice president of finance and trustee. Dr. Sargent has been recognized for his service to Sigma Phi Epsilon with its Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011 and, a year later, with the second highest recognition an alumnus may earn, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Mr. Chris Heatherly ’94 - Zeta Beta Tau
Chris enlisted in the Army in 1994, the year he graduated from Monmouth, and he earned his commission via officer candidate school in 1997. Today, Lieutenant Colonel Heatherly is a deputy intelligence officer for operations, plans and training at the United States Army Europe Headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. Prior to that, the top intelligence officer was a member of the faculty at Washington State University, chairing its department of military science. There, he was responsible for the development of more than 150 officer cadets. During his time in the Army, Chris has been asked to lead organizations ranging in size from 10 to 600 personnel.
Susan West ’82
|2017||Cathy Axline Williams ’50
Ralph Whiteman ’52
Michael Cortina ’95
|2016||Mary MacDill Knapheide ’35
Isabel Bickett Marshall ’36
Benjamin Hickerson ’05
Melinda Fry ’03
|2015||Gail Simpson Owen '74
Bradley Nahrstadt '89
Evelyn Peters Kyle '32