March 3, 2023
Amanda Riehl, assistant director in the Center for Student Involvement at Ramapo College, received the Phillipi Award and was honored at the 2023 Northeast Greek Leadership Association conference in February. The award recognizes a fraternity/sorority professional who has made significant contributions through advising any governing council within the region.
Dean of Students Melissa Van Der Wall nominated Riehl for the award, and included in the nomination that, “…there is nobody else I want in the Ramapo position advising Greek Life than Amanda. She is smart and knows the most in the room when it comes to cultivating and supporting our Greek leaders. I am so very fortunate to have a transformational leader like Amanda on our team with a demonstrated passion for her work.”
On earning this award, Riehl shared, “Over the last almost six years at Ramapo, I have advised and counseled hundreds of Greek leaders and there are quite a few who have left a special impact on my life and have made me a better professional, a better person and a better friend. Fraternity and sorority is a special kind of community and I am grateful for those at Ramapo that have been a part of my journey thus far. Being honored with this award is something I will never forget.”
Honorees are selected for modeling exceptional ethical leadership and values encouraging positive change that ensures the long-term success of the fraternity/sorority community, acting inclusively and collaboratively and challenging students to think critically. NGLA is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that works to develop and educate students and professionals in the Northeast. The association focuses on personal, professional and leadership development through educational experiences and programming that helps the fraternal community align actions with values.
Interested in going Greek? Visit the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to learn more about membership, the recognized chapters at Ramapo, and the recruitment process. Follow @ramapogreeks on Instagram to see how the chapters stay involved and contribute to the RCNJ community on and off-campus.