Centenary student receives scholarship from national honor society

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary junior Sabrina Handal has been awarded a scholarship from the Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations. Handal is a member of Centenary’s Iota Gamma chapter of Chi Omega.

Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in scholarship, leadership, involvement with Greek organizations on campus, and service to the local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution and must have a GPA that is above the average Greek GPA on their campus.

Kimberly Davis is an assistant director of residence life at Centenary and serves as an advisor to the College’s Panhellenic Council. After Handal was initiated into Centenary’s chapter of Order of Omega in spring 2017, Davis immediately identified her as a potential scholarship contender.

“I have worked closely with Sabrina since I first came to Centenary, as she is part of my Resident Assistant (RA) staff and has been on the Panhellenic Council,” says Davis. “Sabrina has several leadership roles on campus but never loses focus about grades or academic work. Leading by her own positive example, Sabrina has shown her sisters and other Centenary students that it is possible to excel in the classroom while also having a meaningful experience as a sorority woman.”

Handal is an international student from Honduras pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a double concentration in Film/TV/Video and new media. She is also minoring in Spanish. In addition to her work in Residence Life and Greek life, Handal serves as public relations head for the Centenary Activities Board and president of the Centenary Film Society. She has worked for the College’s newspaper, radio station, and marketing and communication team and has also served as a Student Ambassador for the Office of Admission. She recently joined the staff for Pandora Student Design, a student graphic design team at the College.

“I was honored to receive a scholarship from the Order of Omega because it is a national recognition among many Greek leaders,” says Handal. “I am passionate about Greek life and my involvement on campus and it brings me joy to see my efforts recognized. This scholarship will help with my Centenary tuition as I continue to finalize my future plans, either pursuing a job in the field of communications or going to graduate school for advertising, marketing, or public relations.”