Madden and Sigma Pi Win Awards at National Convention

June 21, 2024

Members of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Monmouth University traveled to Indianapolis, IN, to attend the fraternity’s 57th Biennial Convocation from June 6-8. The convention is held every other summer and hosts the official business meetings and awards banquet for Sigma Pi Fraternity. The fraternity’s awards are competitive in nature and the scope of potential awardees includes all 100 of the organization’s undergraduate chapters, all 4,500+ undergraduate members, and several hundred alumni volunteers.

At the convention, Sigma Pi Fraternity at Monmouth University President Jack Madden won the Harold Jacobsen Campus Leadership Award—one of the fraternity’s premier undergraduate awards—which recognizes an undergraduate who provides outstanding leadership to both his chapter and to the larger campus community. This award covers the last two years of activity, during which Madden, a dual major in marketing and management, also won several campus-based awards. In 2023, he won the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Sophomore of the Year Award and the Interfraternity Council (IFC) New Member of the Year Award. In addition to his service as the president of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Monmouth University, Madden also served as president of the Ski and Snowboard Club, vice president of IFC, and is currently serving as the IFC administrator.

“I am incredibly grateful and honored to receive this award from Sigma Pi Fraternity, and thankful to all of my brothers who have supported me in achieving this recognition,” Madden said. “Delta-Beta Chapter has a legacy of success both within the fraternity and at Monmouth University and I am excited to lead us into the next era of excellence.”

In addition, Sigma Pi Fraternity at Monmouth University’s John Dooley won the fraternity’s top athletics award at the convention. The Guy “Red” Mackey Outstanding Sportsmanship Award recognizes an undergraduate who has made considerable contributions to the field of athletics. Dooley, a dual major in finance and real estate, is currently serving as president of the the club wrestling team. In this role, he helps recruit new members for the team, schedule practices and team meetings, and organize competitions for the team. This award also covers the last two years of activity, during which Dooley won the 2024 National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s (NCWA) Mid-East Regional Championship and represented Monmouth University at the NCWA National Championships in Louisiana. Also in 2024, he won the Leon Hess Business Council’s Resilience and Resourcefulness Award, the IFC Athlete of the Year Award, and was an Academic All-American for the National Wrestling Coaches Association.