Sigma Alpha Epsilon earns 'Web site of the Month' The University of South Dakota Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chapter was recognized as having the "Web site of the Month" for March from their national headquarters.
The honor is noted on the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon electronic publication, the e-Recorder. The chapter's Web site was selected from over 220 chapters of SAE around the U.S. and Canada.�There are also numerous alumni associations and other SAE groups associated with these chapters and many of them have Web sites.
The current site was developed by SAE's technology chair and Web master Daniel Letsche, a senior computer science major who plans to enter into a career in Web design and development following graduation. Throughout development of the site, he has received assistance from other members in the chapter in writing content and making revisions.
Letsche said the startup of the Web site was quite time consuming.
"The initial development of the site took a great deal of time. Between designing the template, writing content, and coding the pages it didn't take long to accumulate well over a few hundred hours. Maintaining the site usually takes a lot less time. Around an hour a week is spent doing general updates. Every now and then a major revision is needed, and that can take quite a bit of time," Letsche said.
The Web site is one of the chapter's primary forms of communication with a diverse group of parties interested in and affected by SAE, he added.
"The Web site plays a major role in communicating to our various audiences," Letsche said.
"The main audiences we target are potential new members, parents, alumni, the community, and our active chapter."