Taylor Fekany, a brother of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) Professional Business Fraternity Theta Sigma chapter, was named Collegian of the Year for the Atlantic Coast Region at Delta Sigma Pi’s Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs (LEAD) Conference.

The National Collegian of the Year Award is presented annually to one outstanding member of Delta Sigma Pi, recognizing this individual for his or her contributions, achievements, participation and personal character. The award is the highest honor that collegiate members of Delta Sigma Pi can be honored with.

In his four semesters of involvement with Delta Sigma Pi, Fekany has held three leadership positions. His roles as LEAD/SGA chair, vice president of chapter operations and ultimately chapter president led to his nomination for the award.

“To even be nominated amongst my peers in a hundred-member chapter is an honor, but to go through and become the regional Collegian [of the Year] is really rewarding, and it’s humbling,” Fekany remarked. “Getting this award is really special.”

Fekany received the award at the Southern LEAD Provincial Conference in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this month. The conference focuses on educational development for all DSP members. Students had the opportunity to attend panels, discussions, and breakout sessions regarding leadership development and personal success.

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. The organization seeks to enhance members’ professional development and leadership skills, while providing an opportunity to give back to the community and build lifelong friendships.

Delta Sigma Pi will be recruiting new members in the Fall 2015 semester, and accepts students from all business majors and class standings. Learn more at https://planets.ucf.edu/.