Indianapolis, July 1, 2022 – The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) awards both Dr. Victor Boschini and Dr. Thomas Goodale with an NIC Gold Medal, its highest interfraternal honor. The NIC also awards Betsy Corridan and Dr. Dawn Wiese each with an NIC Silver Medal.
The presentation of the NIC Gold Medal is one of the oldest traditions of the NIC and dates back to 1940. The Gold Medal is presented for a lifelong service to the interfraternal community.
Boschini has dedicated a lifetime of service to higher education and has made an impact on numerous institutions, organizations and communities. Becoming Texas Christian University’s 10th Chancellor in 2003, he has demonstrated his commitment to the student experience in countless ways. Under his leadership the physical TCU campus has been transformed, applications have more than doubled and the University completed the largest capital campaign in its history.
A hallmark of Boschini’s entire career has been his unflinching belief in and demonstrable support of the Greek-letter movement for men and women, including one of the most significant institutional investments in fraternity and sorority housing in recent history at Texas Christian University. His service and dedication have been recognized by the Institute of International Education as well as his own organization, Sigma Nu Fraternity.
A strong advocate for the fraternal movement throughout his career, Dr. Thomas Goodale is a notable educator and leader who supports students and professionals across the nation. He has spent his entire career as a student affairs administrator, faculty member and non-profit executive – with seven years spent as the Eminent Supreme Recorder/Executive Director for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity – and has demonstrated a passion for bettering the higher education industry in each role.
Goodale is the co-founder of the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues (now known as the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention), BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol).
The Silver Medal is presented for exemplary service or leadership in a role or task that has advanced the fraternal movement. It has been awarded since 1980.
Having held the position of CEO and Executive Director for Kappa Alpha Theta for almost 40 years, Corridan has contributed to many initiatives and projects advocating for the fraternal experience. Her Silver Medal specifically recognizes her participation in the Harvard Steering Committee supporting the single-sex, fraternity and sorority experience.
Corridan dedicated countless hours to strategy development, crafting messaging, fundraising and settlement discussions. She was a dominant voice in helping to bring the sorority experience back to Harvard. With numerous one-on-one conversations and a passion for the work at hand, she unquestionably advanced the Greek-letter movement through these efforts.
Wiese is awarded the Silver Medal for her dedication to furthering robust research about the fraternal experience. Her work has been a catalyst for moving advocacy for fraternities from anecdotes to peer-reviewed research studies, and it has provided fraternal organizations and institutions with facts that show how fraternities directly benefit students, alumni and the bottom line of higher education.
She is passionate about advancing student development and never turns down a request to engage in efforts to create, educate, communicate, promote or coordinate any research effort that strengthens the overall student experience, with full recognition that through fraternities and sororities the overall college experience is significantly stronger.
Founded in 1909, the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is a trade association that represents national and international men’s fraternities, including a diverse range of culturally and religious-based organizations, on campuses in the United States and Canada. The NIC is committed to supporting opportunities for young men to seek and form positive, enriching fraternal bonds. The health and safety of students guides our advocacy, standards and education.
Media Contact: Hillary Brewer