Class of 1983 alumnus Thomas J. Hutton, of Weyers Cave, Va. has been selected to receive the Order of Constantine Award, Sigma Chi Fraternity’s highest honor bestowed upon members who have devoted long and distinguished service to the organization.

Established in 1948, the Order of Constantine honors alumni members of Sigma Chi who have been active volunteers for 20 or more years. The presentation of this award occurred June 23 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Hutton’s fraternity service includes roles as chapter advisor at James Madison University for the past 11 years, president of the House Corporations at Virginia Tech and James Madison University, faculty member of the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop for seven years, facilitator for the House Corporation Training program, member of the Horizons Board Program from 2002-2005, current Horizons Program facilitator, and current facilitator of the Cornerstone Mentor Program.

Hutton received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, and is the co-owner of Domino’s Pizza franchises in four cities throughout Virginia. His father, Robert Hutton, an alumnus of Georgia Tech, is also a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded on the ideals of friendship, justice and learning at Miami University (Ohio) in 1855. Its mission is 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.

Virginia Tech’s Eta Lambda chapter of the fraternity was founded in 1971 and has been awarded several Peterson Significant Chapter Awards, the highest honor for a Sigma Chi chapter.