Sigma Chi Fraternity 

June 29, 2006

CONTACT:   Liz Geary, Public Affairs Assistant
(847) 869-3655 x243;

[Evanston, Illinois]—The Sigma Chi Fraternity is proud to announce that John W. Hibbs of Eugene, Oregon has been selected to receive the 2006 Edna A. Boss Houseparent Award for his service to the University of Oregon. The award was established in 1974 in honor of Edna A. Boss, who served as the houseparent of the Delta Upsilon Chapter at Kansas State University for 20 years. The official presentation of this award occurred on June 23 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Hibbs’s Fraternity service includes roles as houseparent to the Beta Iota Chapter at the University of Oregon for the past four years. Mr. Hibbs graduated from the University of Oregon in 1961 and earned his MBA in Finance from the Golden Gate University. He was a member of Special Forces while serving in the U.S. Army and is currently the Executive Director and founder of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education. Mr. Hibbs has four daughters and a grandson.
The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded on the ideals of friendship, justice and learning at Miami University (Ohio) in 1855. Its mission has been to be a values-based organization that stresses the character development of each member. There are currently 217 undergraduate Sigma Chi chapters and 145 Sigma Chi alumni chapters across North America.

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