Rainbow and Website Earn Recognition
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and Foundation earned recognition for the Forging the Future Campaign site and The Rainbow during the 2023 Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) Conference. Held in Indianapolis in May, the conference celebrated FCA’s 100th anniversary. As a professional association, FCA comprises fraternities and sororities to enhance fraternity communications through exchanging ideas, experiences and information. For 2023, FCA received hundreds of submissions for consideration throughout five award categories.
Specific Purpose Website: Forging the Future Campaign
FCA presented the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation with a second-place award for specific-purpose website recognizing the Forging the Future Campaign site. Judges commented on the storytelling, great imagery and clean design. “I appreciate the theme continuation throughout the section. Everything is focused on ‘the future,’ which ties directly to the purpose of this campaign,” said one judge.
The Forging the Future Campaign site highlights the campaign priorities, contributors and leadership, while giving visitors a deeper understanding of what it means to Forge the Future of Delta Tau Delta. The site is intended for all those who wish to contribute to the Campaign or learn more about its mission.
Fred F. Yoder Award for Overall Publication Excellence: The Rainbow
The Rainbow took home third place in the Fred F. Yoder Award for Overall Publication Excellence for its winter and summer 2022 issues. The award recognizes the best fraternity and sorority magazines and is given for the overall excellence of a total publication. Judges review magazines from cover to cover on the publication’s writing, design, readability and relevance to its intended audience.
“The Rainbow is a total knockout of a magazine,” one judge said. “The Rainbow’s writing is a combination of events and faces of years past as well as current ones, yet the articles from yesterday still have meaning in the early 2020s.”
Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Delta took first and second place, making Delta Tau Delta’s magazine the top men’s magazine for its issues focused on Delt’s doing good in their communities and wellness and well-being. The award is named after Fred F. Yoder, a Sigma Chi who served as FCA president from 1970-1971. While serving as the editor of the Sigma Chi Quarterly from 1973-1991, Yoder was the recipient of FCA’s Varner Award and the Ford Award for his distinguished FCA service.
The Delta Tau Delta communications staff responsible for the award-winning 2022 issues of The Rainbow included Publisher, Jack Kreman; Designer Justin Pyles and Editor Jean Lloyd, a 2004 recipient of the FCA’s Ford Award for service to the organization. Lloyd served as the 87th president of FCA, was the eighth female president and was the first female president to serve FCA as president while representing a men’s Fraternity.
Delta Tau Delta’s history with FCA began with a former editor of The Rainbow, Frank Rogers (Stanford University, 1899), who played a significant role in its formation leading up to its founding in 1923.