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Danielle Deal, Anti-Hazing Hero Award Winner

Danielle DealDanielle Deal, a senior marketing major and a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, was selected by HazingPrevention.org to be a recipient of the 2013 Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award.

The award recognizes nominated individuals who stood up to hazing in their organizations and on their campuses, and helped educate others about the dangers of hazing. The award is named in honor of Hank Nuwer, a long-time anti-hazing journalist and a faculty member at Franklin College. Five award winners were selected, including Danielle.

In addition to being a member of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, she served as vice president of New Member education, where she was instrumental in changing the culture of the new member program. Her emphasis was on helping new members feel accepted and important and to grow into compassionate female leaders. Her leadership role has been to educate members and new members on the pointless and counterproductive effects of hazing.

Danielle gave an interview to the Penn regarding the award, which appeared in the Friday, April 25, 2014, issue.

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