Fraternity Communications Association Awards – 2022

ZTA received four awards during the Recognition Program for work completed in 2021. Additionally, two ZTA staff members and an alumna were elected to the FCA Board of Directors.

2022 Winners

First place, Educational Resources
Guide to Recruitment and Retention

This award honors outstanding educational materials. These might include online resources, printed materials such as manuals or handbooks, history books, educational brochures, etc.

An FCA judge said, “It is clear that this is meant to teach and not just be a resource collection. They engage different learning styles with their various teaching methods.”

Second place, Critics' Choice Logo Design
My Zeta Story Podcast

Critics’ Choice Awards are voted on by FCA members and are coveted because winners are recognized by peers. This particular award recognized outstanding design in a logo.

Second Place, Publication Improvement - Printed Materials
Guide to Anniversary Celebrations

This award honors outstanding efforts to improve an existing publication. The publication must have undergone significant change during the judging timeframe of the 2021 calendar year.

An FCA judge said, “This guide had some major updates when it comes to content, layout, and organization, and it shows. The reorganization feels intentional, makes information easier to find, and creates a comprehensive arc of information.”

Second Place, Social Media Engagement

This category judges overall engagement across a group's social media platforms, regardless of the organization's size and which platforms are used. Entries are judged on specific metrics provided by applicants. Relevant data is provided by each social media platform’s native reporting tool.

A judge noted, "This org leads the pack in its short-form content and strategic approach across Instagram and TikTok. The organization's willingness to test and optimize video content on these newer platforms is something to be admired.”

Board Members

During the association's Business Meeting, the conference body elected FCA's Board of Directors.

ZTA alumna and Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity's Director of Communications and Brand Management Andrea Benek (Beta Theta Chapter, Franklin College) was elected as FCA Board President.

Ashley Sherman was elected Vice President - Operations and Hailey Rogers was elected Director of Marketing.

Outstanding Committee Member

Monica Ceja, an alumna of Lambda Gamma Chapter (University of Texas, San Antonio), is a former ZTA staff member, current ZTA volunteer, and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity National Headquarters Assistant Executive Director for Communication. She is dedicated to the advancement of fraternity and sorority life, so much so that she joined the Fraternity Communications Digital Communications Committee in 2019. As a member of the committee, she helped create FCA's website and social media content. When the Digital Communications Chair had to step down, Monica did not hesitate to step into the role and assume more responsibility within FCA. In her nomination, Monica was noted as, “very knowledgeable and helpful asset to the Marketing Committee for several years. She always offers constructive feedback and she gives great advice to other committee members.”