By Oanhie “Shinsen” Pham, Editor-in-chief
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The Blue Rose award, which recognizes a chapter’s improvement over the year, was given to the University of Cincinnati during the National Convention.

Sarah “Amanzi” Berman said she was very proud and happy that their hard work was recognized when they received the Blue Rose award.

Berman said her chapter’s goals for 2012 were to reach out and establish stronger relationships with other organizations on campus, host more events and increase philanthropic work.

Weily “Rajini” Shay said the number of active sisters rose from two sisters to nine. Because of the low numbers before, Shay said their chapter had some difficulty with events and organization. However, by the end of the year, UC chapter was functioning 10 times better than in the last few years, she said.

“I think the motivation was to keep our chapter alive in order to really represent what Delta Phi Lambda was,” Shay said. “If our chapter died, there would be no way to let people on our campus know about us and what we stand for.”

Berman said UC was inspired to succeed because sisters wanted to work to better the sorority and help make it stronger than it ever was.

“My chapter worked very hard in improving our infrastructure, which I think has helped us immensely and [we] will continue to help the chapter after we all are graduated,” Berman said. “You can expect UC to be a strong chapter in the years to come.”