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Alpha Kappa Psi Establishes Colonies at South Alabama and NJIT
9/23/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (September 23, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently established colonies at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and University of South Alabama.

Led by colony president Awais Qazi, 40 students established a new colony at New Jersey Institute of Technology. At the University of South Alabama, the colony currently consists of 10 students, marking revitalization efforts of the Theta Nu Chapter which originally chartered January 25, 1969. During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career. 
 

Pictured: NJIT Colony

One of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. The university’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide the technological proficiency, business know-how and leadership skills that future CEOs and entrepreneurs will need to succeed. With an enrollment of over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. (Retrieved from njit.edu)

 
Pictured: NJIT Colony

Since its founding in 1963, the University of South Alabama has offered a superb, well-rounded educational experience with high academic standards. USA’s fields of concentration are remarkably diverse, encompassing business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. (Retrieved from southalabama.edu)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Employment Opportunity with Alpha Kappa Psi
9/22/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (September 22, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi seeks an outstanding candidate to join the Heritage Center team as a chapter educational resource coordinator for Area III.

The entry-level position in the Student Services Department works closely with three other resource coordinators to collaborate on chapter operations across all areas.The individual will build and maintain positive working relationships with chapters, volunteers and regional management. Responsibilities include facilitating and assisting in assessing chapters’ health and matching needed resources/assistance. The goal is to assist and help grow each AKPsi chapter.

This position is based in Indianapolis with some limited travel. 

Applications are now being accepted.

Fraternity Appoints Southern Bluegrass Regional Director
9/20/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (September 20, 2016) – The Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Board of Directors recently appointed F. Timothy Veigle, Central Florida '04-Life, as the Southern Bluegrass Regional Director. Tim assumes the regional director position effective immediately.

Tim was initiated by the Nu Chi Chapter at the University of Central Florida in 2004. In 2008, Tim graduated with his B.S.B.A. in Marketing. A recipient of the silver Distinguished Service Award, Tim has volunteered for the fraternity in various roles including regional manager of probationary chapters, chapter advisor and section director. In his professional career, Tim was a manager for AT&T where he excelled in training and coaching his employees. In 2014, Tim left AT&T to pursue realty where he has received the "Rising Star" award and the "Presidents" Award for his real estate accomplishments. Outside of his career and volunteer work, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and son, Lori and Logan.

The regional director is a volunteer position charged with working closely with the area vice president and chapter educational resource coordinator to ensure a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. The regional director is the first line supervisor of chapter advisors and section directors in a specific geographical area.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Sparking Discussions on Hazing Prevention
9/14/2016


INDIANAPOLIS (September 14, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Psi will be participating in National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) again this year, which will be observed September 19-23. NHPW raises awareness about the culture of hazing not only with college campuses, but with organizations, communities and individuals. The purpose of NHPW is to generate awareness so that hazing prevention can occur on a daily basis; not just during one week.

Throughout National Hazing Prevention Week, Alpha Kappa Psi will be spreading the message against hazing and encouraging conversations. Educational resources will be unveiled each day, including a webinar “Unveiling the Facts: The Truth About Hazing”, presented by Sandi Edwards (former National President of Alpha Xi Delta) and Liz Vickers (Chapter Services Coordinator for Alpha Kappa Psi). During the webinar, the presenters will explore the mystifying truths about hazing, the dangers it presents, and how people can join the fight for hazing prevention. Hazing is not a means of gaining respect or showing loyalty, but a demonstration of power that has lasting negative effects. It has no place in Alpha Kappa Psi or any organization. 

Alongside National Hazing Prevention Week, AKPsi is offering amnesty to members for the third consecutive year. Amnesty provides all pledges and student members – especially executive board members – the opportunity to openly discuss events or situations with risk management implications without fear of repercussions.

Alpha Kappa Psi encourages its members to hold discussions, activities and events revolving around the discussion of hazing prevention even after the week ends. Bringing attention to the hazing culture is the first step in eliminating it from an organization.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

 

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The Legacy of September 11th
9/9/2016


 
INDIANAPOLIS (September 9, 2016) – On September 11th, exactly 15 years ago, a fateful day struck New York City that resonated around the world. Many lives were lost during the attacks, including three members of Alpha Kappa Psi: Thomas E. Burnett, Minnesota ’85, Jayceryll M. de Chavez, Rutgers ’98-Life and David H. Winton, Fordham ’91. These members, though from separate chapters and different walks of life, are remembered every year as their legacy continues.

Members of the Omicron Tau Chapter at Rutgers University and the de Chavez family pulled together to develop a scholarship fund with Alpha Kappa Psi’s Foundation. The Jayceryll de Chavez Memorial Scholarship is AKPsi Foundation’s third largest chapter scholarship. The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation manages several scholarship endowments. Established by organizations and individuals, the interest income from these endowments is used to support annual scholarships. Some scholarships are available to all AKPsi students, while others focus specifically on those majoring in specific fields, such as accounting or healthcare management. 

In addition, the families of Thomas Burnett and David Winton created foundations that support students in their endeavors. The Thomas E. Burnett Jr. Foundation was created in his memory by his family to help empower the youth in becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi holds an annual golf charity event to contribute toward the Tom Burnett Jr. Scholarship Fund.

The David H. Winton Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Winton’s family and friends. The scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors. The foundation hosts an annual memorial golf tournament and dinner reception to help with the scholarship fund. The David H. Winton Memorial Golf Tournament, held annually since 2002, has enabled the Winton Foundation to award nearly $100,000 to 25 college-bound high school seniors from Wethersfield High School since inception.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

 

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10 Recruitment Tips Every Collegiate Chapter Should Know
9/6/2016

 

 PC: Omega Gamma Chapter

INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2016) -- After a long and eventful summer away, members are back on campus and recruitment is already underway at many schools. But with collegiate chapters starting to table, meet potential new members and plan their year, recruitment can be hard to manage. Here are ten recruitment tips that every collegiate chapter should know:

1. You Are Always Wearing Your Letters

“Every member is a face of Alpha Kappa Psi. Be mindful, no matter who you are with or what you are doing, everything you say or do is a reflection on the fraternity.” - Allie Ochs, Ball State '14 (Area IV Chapter Educational Resource Coordinator)

2. Define a Target Market

Classify members by different demographics whether its class standing, traditional vs. non-traditional, or by major. Determine the ideal member, which varies from chapter to chapter, and remember to keep in mind the needs of the chapter.

3. Plan a Well-Balanced Recruitment to Show All Aspects of AKPsi

Have a variety of events throughout the season; service, professional, or social. It gives a solid introduction of the different types of events AKPsi provides.

4. Host a Recruitment Workshop and Prepare the Chapter

“These workshops can help chapters discuss potential outcomes and get everyone in the same mindset. Identify your target market, practice different recruitment efforts, go over future events, and discuss overcoming objections.” – Kortney D. Petry, Ball State '11 (Area III  Chapter Educational Resource Coordinator)

5. People Judge an Organization by the People they Meet

A potential member’s first impression with Alpha Kappa Psi comes from their interaction with its members. It is possible to show the professionalism and leadership skills learned, while also being approachable and fun.

6. When Tabling, Stand in Front of the Table (Not Behind It)

"Getting out from behind the table and standing in front will make the chapter more approachable. Show your passion, be engaging and go into the crowd." - Cady E. Tabeling, Southern Indiana '11-Life (Area II Chapter Educational Resource Coordinator)

7. Follow-Up and Stay in Touch with Interested Students

Keep potential members engaged after getting their information – don’t let them feel like they were forgotten. Even if there is a week between events, send reminders to get them excited. If they are unable to join this time around, reach back out to them during the next recruitment period to see if they are still interested.

8. Engage with Prospective Members at Events, Not Just Brothers

“Recruitment events are a time to introduce potential members to the chapter. Even if an event consists of a presentation, after it is over, make an effort to discuss the event and get feedback.”-Alec Morand, Loyola Marymount '14 (Area I Chapter Educational Resource Coordinator)

9. Close the Sale! Ask the Person to Join

Talking to potential members is a good way to draw them in and learn about Alpha Kappa Psi. However, until they are asked to join, they can’t start their journey to brotherhood.

10. Recruitment is Everyone's Year-Round Responsibility

Remember to involve the entire chapter in recruitment efforts. Alpha Kappa Psi is comprised of many people from different walks of life. Have them explain to others how AKPsi has helped them grow in their professional and personal lives. Also, as the chapter hosts public events, promote it on campus for anyone to attend. Getting AKPsi's name out there throughout the school can make it easier to recruit the next time.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Board of Directors Discuss Show Cause Chapters
9/2/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (September 2, 2016) – At the August Board of Directors meeting, chapters that did not meet minimum standards during the 2015-16 academic year - also known as show cause chapters - were discussed.

One of the fraternity’s goals is to reduce the number of chapters failing to meet one or more of the minimum standards each year. Throughout the academic year, Heritage Center staff and fraternity volunteers assist chapters in meeting the minimum standards and any specific requirements as a result of a show cause review. The process repeats and chapters are reviewed again each year.

Show cause is not a punishment, nor a mission to close chapters. It addresses the chapters that do not meet the nine minimum standards.The process is used to identify underperforming chapters in order to provide them resources and support for future success. There are five potential outcomes for the show cause process: No Action Taken, Guidance, Advisory, Critical Care and Closure.

During the Board or Directors meeting, the difficult decision was made to suspend the charter and cease operations at the following five collegiate chapters:

  • Gamma Upsilon – Wichita State University
  • Mu Nu – Oakland University
  • Psi Alpha – Ferris State University
  • Psi Beta – University of North Florida
  • Rho Sigma – College of Charleston

For additional resources on show cause and minimum standards, visit the AKPsi YouTube channel or contact your chapter educational resource coordinator.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Fraternity Celebrates Chapter and Individual Service
8/30/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (August 30, 2016) – The Awards Catalogue provides recognition opportunities for those individuals who demonstrate outstanding service to Alpha Kappa Psi. It was developed to recognize individuals and chapters that achieve excellence while demonstrating the fraternity’s core values of brotherhood, unity, knowledge, service and integrity.

The Fraternity Awards are divided into three categories: Outstanding Chapter Programming, Outstanding Chapter Leaders and Outstanding Volunteer Leaders. These awards are chapter driven, as chapters must nominate themselves or individual members for awards.

The following individuals and chapters are recognized as the 2015-16 Fraternity Award recipients and will receive their awards at the 2017 Principled Business Leadership Institute in February:

Outstanding Chapter Programming:

Collegiate Chapters

  • Professional Development – Nu Pi, Trinity University - Hackathon
  • Philanthropy – Epsilon Sigma, Georgia Institute of Technology - Go Baby Go
  • Recruitment Campaign – Mu, Ohio State University - Alumni and Professional Rush
  • Brotherhood and Social Development – Mu, Ohio State University - Winter Retreat
  • Alumni Outreach – Delta, University of Pittsburgh - Cigna Case Competition

Alumni Chapters

  • Professional Development – N/A
  • Philanthropy – Bay Area Alumni
  • Recruitment Campaign – San Diego Alumni
  • Brotherhood and Social Development – Atlanta Alumni
  • Student Chapter Outreach – N/A

Outstanding Chapter Leaders:

  • Professional Development – Woo (Will) Jung, Syracuse '15
  • Service – Barret L. Bender, Ohio State '13
  • Membership Recruitment – Maxwell Bentlage, Ohio State '15
  • Brotherhood and Social Development – Nicole J. Willims, Western Washington '13
  • Alumni Outreach – Nicholas C. Schrager, Buffalo '13-Life

Outstanding Volunteer Leaders:

  • Advisor of the Year – Jean-Francois Lappas, McGill '02
  • Section Director of the Year – Robert G. Francis, Virginia Tech '09-Life
  • Regional Manager of the Year – Christa M. Capone, Christopher Newport '09-Life

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Fraternity Board of Directors Annual Meeting
8/25/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (August 25, 2016) – Recently, the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Board of Directors met for their annual meeting in conjunction with the Foundation Board of Director's meeting.

The board reviewed the fraternity's strategic plan and past fiscal year, while mapping out the goals for 2016-17. During discussions of the overall chapter health assessment, the board approved the closure of five collegiate and two alumni chapters. Other conversations throughout the meeting included new systems integration, leadership and education, risk management, management team updates and more. 

The Fraternity Board of Directors officers were named during their meeting; Richard V. Battle, Texas '70-Life as chairman, John M. Levering, Boise State '95-Life as vice chair, Christine M. Vasquez, Arizona State '98-Life as treasurer, and Naneen Christopher, Seton Hall '05-Life as secretary. Daniel L. Stubblefield, Middle Tennessee State University '89-Life will remain as a director and Eileen Howell was welcomed back to the board, starting a new three year term. In addition, Ken Hastey, who has served on the Fraternity Board of Directors for many years, has stepped down from his position and was given the designation, board director emeritus.

 The Fraternity Board of Directors are responsible for Alpha Kappa Psi's governance and oversight, strategic planning, policy establishment, budget approval and supervision of the Heritage Center (via the Executive Committee). It also serves as the supreme executive, legislative and judicial body of the fraternity during the interim between meetings of the Chapter Congress.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Foundation Board of Directors Annual Meeting
8/23/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (August 23, 2016) – The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Board of Directors recently met in Nashville, Tenn. for their annual board meeting.

 Throughout the weekend, the board examined the many projects from the past year in breakout groups, presenting their findings and discussing future goals. Their conversations included scholarships, annual campaigns, chapter funds and more. During their meeting, the Foundation Board of Directors re-elected Alison Jennings, Oakland ‘02 and Andrea Nemeth, Montclair State '91-Life as the chairman and secretary, while Lyle T. Staab, Fort Hays State '76-Life has stepped down from his position on the board. In addition, Steven Vasquez, Arizona State ‘72-Life and Eliza Hernandez, UNC-Charlotte ‘09-Life were welcomed to the board as new directors.

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is “Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of futures business leaders.” It supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills. It also distributes grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. The foundation is guided by a nine-member volunteer board of directors.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Hosts the Presidents Academy
8/18/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (August 18, 2016) – During the last weekend in July, 28 presidents from the Atlantic Gulf Coast and Pacific Northwest regions gathered in Indianapolis for a pilot program - the Presidents Academy.

The Presidents Academy is an educational leadership experience and is designed to provide chapter presidents with in-depth learning focused on self-awareness, understanding vision, and how to be a coach to those they are leading. This weekend experience sought to provide participants with an intimate knowledge of servant leadership, necessary tools to educate peers and other officers, improve communication, and develop an overall chapter operational plan.

The presidents hit the ground running as soon as everyone arrived. Their days were packed with an engaging mix of servant leadership deep dives, real life examples from facilitators, case studies and activities. When asked what they took away from the Presidents Academy, Briana Alvoid-Preston, Stetson '13 said, “The best part of the weekend, for me, was getting to hear all of the ideas that were shared among the brothers. We were able to take the information and apply it directly to our chapters, and bounce those ideas off each other. I learned that leadership isn't one size fits all, but with the correct direction and skills we can all be better leaders.”

Jeffrey Harmon, Central Florida ’95, president of Brilliance Within Coaching & Consulting and Jason Pierce, Director of Education led the interactive discussions throughout the weekend. Also assisting the presidents during group discussions and activities were five invaluable facilitators: Pacific Northwest Regional Director Wendy A. Wendroff, Tri-State ’80-Life, Atlantic Gulf Coast Regional Director Jacqueline M. Ginarte, Florida International ‘04 and Heritage Center staff members Mackenzie A. Lauka, Toledo ‘10-Life, Alec Morand, Loyola Marymount ‘14, and Cady E. Tabeling, Southern Indiana ’11-Life.

“It was humbling to be able to converse with fellow brothers and presidents across the U.S. that have gone through similar successes and struggles,” said Caroline Danner, Gonzaga '15. “I was excited to find a strong sense of brotherhood amongst the participants, most who had never met before. Learning from Jeff and other AKPsi directors was a unique experience unlike any other leadership training I have attended before. I not only learned about servant leadership, but also feel confident in my abilities to be a servant leader for my chapter. It was a weekend I will never forget and feel extremely grateful to Alpha Kappa Psi to have been a part of it.”

Presidents Academy Attendees:

Michael J. Acosta, Florida '14
Rheina Agosa, Washington '15
Rashaan J. Ahmad, Miami '15
Kaysha Alvarez, South Florida '15
Briana N. Alvoid-Preston, Stetson '13
Aisha B. Burwell, Florida Atlantic '15
Rubin Chervak, Boise State '15
Grace E. Cleland, Emory '14
Wyatt L. Croucher, Washington State '15
Caroline Danner, Gonzaga '15
Alicia D. De Leon Mendoza, Oregon State '15
Danish Dhanani, Georgia Tech '14
Farin M. Fukunaga, Seattle '14
Carlos Gonzales Jr., Georgia '15

Brendan Herron, Western Washington '14
Brionna L. Husted, Eastern Washington '15
Daniel Lazo, Florida International '15
Zoe Y. Lin, British Columbia '15
Jennifer Menjivar, Florida State '14
Adam Moran, Oregon '13
Jacqueline A. Musser, Central Washington '14-Life
Sheila Nguyen, Calgary '15
Christopher R. Ramirez, Nova Southeastern '14
Katie R. Richmond, Portland '14
Kiarra Sanford, Georgia State
Marcus A. Tivis, Central Florida '14
Eileen W. Tom, Portland State '13
Sheridan Younge, Florida A&M '15

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Fraternity Recognizes Newest DSA Recipients
8/16/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (August 16, 2016) – During the 2015-16 year, 89 members were presented a Distinguished Service Award (DSA). To be a DSA recipient, a member in good standing must have performed praiseworthy service to a chapter, region, fraternity or foundation.

BRONZE DSA

SILVER DSA

GOLD DSA

Below are the three classes of the Distinguished Service Award and the 2015-16 recipients:

BRONZE: The DSA-Bronze is conferred for service as a student member.

Jonathan Arias, Austin Peay '15
Murtaza Bambot, Georgia Tech '13
Curtice Barrow, Austin Peay '14
Youssef Benjelloun Touimi, Central Florida '14
Drew Berry, Christopher Newport  '13
Calista Bollier, Louisiana State '11
Samuel Brandano, Arizona State '14
Taylor Brown, Nova Southeastern '11
Marcus Burdyshaw, Oregon State '12
Daniel Butts, North Florida '13
Patricia Calzadilla, Loyola - New Orleans '12
Kevin Carballe, Florida International '12
John Chapman, Loyola - New Orleans '12-Life
Carolina Chavez, Florida International '13
Jennifer Chipman, Portland '13
Sara Chrisman, Oregon '13
Alec Dalton, Boston '11
Jacob Drees, Toledo '11-Life
Kyle Dymanus, Georgia Tech '12
Alyssa Eckert, Nevada - Reno '12
Jordan Ede, Florida State '13
Harper Ellison, Western Washington '15
Antonio Figueiredo, Buffalo '13
Anilcia Garcia, South Florida '14
Susie Gilot, Nova Southeastern '13-Llife
Renee Gordon, South Florida '14
Tyler Greco, Seton Hall '13
Harsh Gupta, Boston '14
Daniel Haskin, Central Washington '14
Shannah Henk, North Dakota '14

William Higgins, Georgia Tech '14
Allison Hill, Wisconsin - Madison '13
Austin Hymes, Boston '12
Brianna Itz, Connecticut '12
Nakia Jackson, Wisconsin - Milwaukee '11
Alysa Malcolm, Toledo '12
Ashley McCollum, Slippery Rock '12
Brian McKelvey, Christopher Newport '14-Life
Chelsea Meneses, San Diego '14
MacArthur Minor, Boise State '13
Nico Morales, Washington State '12
Grace Nelson, Georgia '13
James O'Sullivan, Wake Forest '13
Steven Prieto, Boston '13
Andrew Rigenhagen, Idaho State '12
Catherine Salaris, George Mason '12-Life
Jesus Sanchez, Nevada - Reno '12
Katherine Schott, Arizona State '12
Nicholas Schrager, Buffalo '13-Life
Mushay Simms-Davis, West Virginia State '13
Felicia Smith, Eastern Washington '12-Life
Jasmine Soto, Stetson '13
Patrick St.Clair, Towson '13-Life
Anna Stucki, Portland '13
Kaitlyn Vangelo, Slippery Rock '12
Keala Verigan, Oregon '13
Trey Wallis, Louisiana State '14
Megan Winsor, Oregon State '12
Jiening Wu, Maryland '13
Sarah Yoder, UNC - Charlotte '12

   

SILVER: The DSA-Silver is presented for service as an alumnus, faculty or honorary member. This award may be conferred to a recipient up to three times.

Felicia Adamczyk, Michigan - Dearborn '14-Life
Naneen Christopher, Seton Hall '05-Life
Jill Collins, Nevada - Reno '09-Life
Carl Corns, Northern Colorado '05-Life
Emilie DeMun, Western Washington '09
Tabitha Ellington, Charleston '07-Life
Walter Erickson, Minnesota '66
Heather Fortney, Wisconsin - Milwaukee '07-Life
James Fuller, Clemson '08-Life
Sara Gawish, Nova Southeastern '12
Jacqueline Ginarte, Florida International '04
Zachary Grohler, Christopher Newport '11
Chelsea Hardy, Denver '10-Life
Courtney Harrison, Lamar '05-Life

Eliza Hernandez, UNC - Charlotte '09-Life
Derek Hunter, Murray State '01-Life
Benjamin McKay, Wyoming '07
Tsedenia Mesfin, Nova Southeastern '13-Life
Brian Niehoff, Kansas State '88
Glen Ozenkoski, Southeast Missouri '09-Life
Jaclyn Plock, Toledo '01
Amanda Poch, Washington State '03
Amanda Reed, Wichita State '06
Jody South, Old Dominion '08-Life
Emily Taylor, Louisiana State '10
Scott Todd, Central Washington '02-Life
John Werner, Virginia '86-Life
Michael Willson, Central Florida '04

   

GOLD: The DSA-Gold is presented for extensive service on the fraternity-wide level. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Paul Brinker, Cincinnati '84-Life  


Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

New Offers Added to Member Discount Program
8/8/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (August 8, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Psi continuously seeks ways to add value to the member experience. In the on-going efforts to provide meaningful and needed benefits to members, AKPsi has entered into agreements with several companies to provide discounts to our members.

The Alpha Kappa Psi Member Discount Program provides savings on products and services used every day, personally and professionally. AKPsi members can save on travel, apparel, insurance and more.

Starting today, Alpha Kappa Psi is adding to these already impressive discounts:

  1. Members can now enjoy huge savings in Southern California at Disneyland Parks, the San Diego Zoo, and Six Flags.  
  2. For those traveling to Ohio, they will be excited to hear about savings at King's Island and Cedar Point! 
  3. And on a national level, members will now receive discounts at Regal and AMC theaters. 

Read more about the new discounts and start taking advantage of these offfers today!

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 225 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Countdown to Convention 2017 Has Officially Started!
8/2/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – The Alpha Kappa Psi 2017 Convention is only 365 days away. From now until the opening session, different aspects of the 2017 Convention will be highlighted in anticipation of the festivities.

Convention is a chance to continue on the Alpha Kappa Psi journey and engage with the fraternity beyond just a single chapter. Convention provides attendees with three main parts:

  1. The 59th Annual Chapter Congress Meeting where international officers are elected and revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws and Ritual may be made.

  2. Educational opportunities to advance leadership and personal development skills featuring keynote speakers in areas of interest to those in attendance.

  3. Gathering together in the largest brotherhood experience of the fraternity.

Follow along as updates are posted throughout the year and count down to Convention 2017. Stay tuned for the next feature - "The Perfect Time to Start Planning".

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 225 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

The 2015-16 ACR Results Are In
7/29/2016


INDIANAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity recently released the official results of each collegiate chapter’s 2015-16 Annual Chapter Report (ACR). The ACR is designed to act as a planning and evaluation tool for chapters working to create a successful and dynamic chapter.

On an annual basis, collegiate chapters strive to attain goals they set out for themselves in areas of membership, training, events, funding and more. After chapters submit their ACR, the fraternity verifies the information and determines the total number of points each chapter receives based on the percentage of each goal attained.

With the highest achievement of 100,000 points, any chapter that receives a perfect score is recognized as a “Chapter of the Year.” This year, with a fraternity ACR average of 84,237 points, 35 collegiate chapters received such a distinction - more than doubling the number of chapters from the previous year. Alpha Kappa Psi commends the hard work of all chapters during 2015-16 and challenges them to reach for even greater heights in the coming year.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 225 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Beta Iota Chapter Hosts Summer Professional Development Workshop
7/25/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (July 25, 2016) – Even during the summer months, AKPsi chapters are hard at work. Last weekend, the Beta Iota Chapter at the University at Buffalo held a résumé workshop for more than 220 students in the Education Opportunity Program (EOP).

The Education Opportunity Program provides a three week pre-freshman summer prep course to students that have just completed high school and are entering the university in the upcoming semester. "I worked as a residential councilor last summer for the Educational Opportunity Program," said Haider Tawakali, Buffalo '15. "Many of these students do not have résumés and many more were never taught how to write a professional, clean résumé. I thought since I am doing the program once again this year, it would be a great opportunity to educate these individuals on the importance of having a great résumé."

Summer jobs, internships, classes and vacations couldn't stop the members of the Beta Iota Chaper from giving their time to teach incoming students résumé writing skills to set them up for success. "A couple of other brothers and myself have jobs or internships in the field of human resources," said Justin Hamlet, Buffalo '14. "We have a lot of experience dealing with résumés and we wanted to share what we have learned. I would say our drive for this workshop was to really get the incoming freshman to understand how important a résumé is." The chapter wanted to get the students thinking about future jobs and what they are going to do throughout college to improve their résumés. After the workshop, many students began sending in their résumés with hopes of improvement.

When asked if the chapter had any other programs planned for the summer, Tawakili said he plans to work with the chapter's executive board to hold an interview etiquette workshop in the upcoming weeks. "Currently we are participating in the Involvement Fair where we table twice a week in order for early recruitment and exposure for our chapter," said Izazul Khan, Buffalo '14. "Being here throughout the summer has taught me a lot about my organization and allowed me to try different things within. As the new vice president of operations, I look forward to doing even greater things throughout the academic year."

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 225 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Two Members Appointed to Management Team
7/22/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2016) – The Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Board of Directors recently appointed Andre R. Kropacek, Wayne State '75-Life and Stephanie A. Van Dellen, Oregon '08-Life as the Area II Vice President and Desert Southwest Regional Director respectively. 

Andre joined Alpha Kappa Psi at Wayne State University in 1975 where he held various positions as a student member. After leaving Wayne State, he joined the Motor City Alumni Chapter when it re-chartered in 1980. His involvement included holding positions of chapter president and director of public relations, each held for three times. Andre also volunteered as a chapter advisor, district director and regional director (back when it was also a board of director position). He has attended 14 Conventions and many other fraternity conferences. Before semi-retiring, Andre worked as a cash office clerk for a major department store and also as an assistant production manager at a small die shop. During his non-retirement days, he works at his church as coordinator/administrator. Up until last year, he also was their choir director. Outside of fraternity involvement, Andre is the treasurer and executive board member of the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. His other interests include reading, U. S. History, Classical music and old movies.

Stephanie joined Alpha Kappa Psi in 2008 at the Kappa Chapter (University of Oregon) where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration. She also holds a master's degree in organizational change and development from the University of Manchester. While living in England, she served on the Sigma Upsilon Phi's Chapter Advisory Board. Stephanie has also volunteered as the section director for San Diego. Currently, Stephanie is working on her doctorate degree in organizational leadership studies and teaches undergraduate leadership courses at the University of San Diego. Not always a career academic, she previously worked in human resources and recruiting. Stephanie's an avid traveler has visited more than twenty countries. She also enjoys spending time exploring San Diego with her dog, Phoebe. 

"I would like to thank the board of directors and Alexander for their confidence in me and I hope that I can meet up to the challenge," said Kropacek. The area vice presidents are tasked with the administrative oversight of specific regions and regional directors. They also partner with the fraternity staff in executing the tactical direction of fraternity operations based on strategic guidance from the board of directors. 

The regional director is a volunteer position charged with working closely with the area vice president and chapter educational resource coordinator to ensure a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. "I am honored to be the new desert southwest regional director," Van Dellen said. "As the former section director for San Diego, I have relished getting to know students and volunteers in the region. I hope to continue to support students in becoming premiere business leaders in their organizations and communities." The regional director is the first line supervisor of chapter advisors and section directors in a specific geographical area.

Andre will take over the Area II vice president position from Gregory Q. Patterson, Northwood '02 effective August 1. Stephanie will take over the regional director position effective immediately from Michael J. Schmidt, Chapman '00-Life.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

AKPsi's Director of Education Earns CAE Designation
7/19/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 19, 2016) – ASAE has announced that Alpha Kappa Psi's Director of Education, Jason R. Pierce earned the Certified Association Executive designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Pierce joins staff members C. Steven Hartman, Brian D. Parker, Indiana '93-Life and Jessica R. Seitz, Auburn '02-Honorary/Life in receiving this designation.

"I walked into my office and the letter was there. Resting on my keyboard," said Pierce. "I thought to myself: Did I pass or am I taking another round of study sessions this fall?  I felt the envelope and was sure I had not passed. As I opened it, the first word I read was 'Congratulations!' and I immediately threw the letter in the air and jumped up and down a couple of times – I may have screamed out of joy, too. Earning the CAE credential is by far one of my proudest moments. It is the highest professional credential in my industry and having earned the honor and privilege of placing those three letters after my name is a tremendous feat. I look forward to continuing to serve the association industry." 

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,000 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

It Starts From Within - Finding a Chapter's Identity
7/14/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2016) – Recruitment, retention, and chapter identity were the subject of a recent webinar led by 2015 Academy Fellow and current chapter advisor, Patrick St. Clair, Towson '13-Life. The webinar is the first in a student led summer series, which had more than 190 registered attendees.

Patrick St. Clair, Towson '13-LifeSt. Clair dove into what hardships his chapter faced when discussing recruitment and how to maintain a steady amount of members. The main issue that plagued the chapter and ultimately led to deeper problems, was their indistinguishable identity. No one knew who they were as a chapter - which led to many different views on who exactly was the Omega Kappa Chapter. Once the officers realized the members did not share the same views of the chapter, they decided to look inward and create a new, unified identity.

"Creating and maintaining an identity is a never ending process," said St. Clair. "As membership changes, so does the identity, and it’s the leadership’s role to make sure you always have a finger on the chapter’s pulse in order to adapt as the chapter evolves." Throughout the Omega Kappa Chapter's process of re-identification, recruitment came easier to the chapter - in part because regrouped and felt a sense of pride in who they were. Retention also come naturally, as the members continued to connect with the mission of Alpha Kappa Psi and see a value in their membership. 

"The important thing to remember as you aim for progress is to try and have controlled growth. [...] You can’t have communication with an 80 person chapter the same way you did with a 29."

The chapter began the fall 2014 semester with 29 active members. Just three semesters later, they ended the fall 2015 semester with 82 active members. Their numbers speak waves about the true dedication they have for their chapter.

Register and watch St. Clair's webinar and many more on akpsi.org/webinars.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Fraternity Welcomes Newest Life Loyal Members
7/12/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2016) – During the 2015-16 year, Alpha Kappa Psi recognized 80 new Life Loyal members. Membership in Alpha Kappa Psi may begin in college, but it certainly doesn't end there. After all, membership as a student only lasts for a few years. Membership as an alum, lasts for the rest of life. 

At 87 years old, the Life Loyal Program is the oldest active program in fraternity history. Having a Life Loyal Membership is a prestigious designation within the fraternity that lasts a lifetime. “We are so happy and excited to see our brothers stand behind our principles and truly stand out as members of a very distinct group of brothers in our organization," said Jeffery D. Hughes, South Florida '00-Life, Director of Technology and Alumni Development. "[We] are looking forward to seeing many more 'be life strong' during this new fiscal year.”

Life Loyal members are a part of an exclusive level of membership within Alpha Kappa Psi. They join the company of founding members such as George L. Bergen, Nathan Lane Jr., Frederic R. Leach and Robert S. Douglas.

Alpha Kappa Psi maintains itself as an organization of a lifelong brotherhood. Life Membership is designed to allow members to demonstrate their dedication and loyalty to the fraternity while becoming a part of its legacy. Members benefit from a lifetime subscription to the award-winning magazine, The Diary, special alumni discounts, official merchandise and more.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

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Mu Phi Chapter Suspended for Hazing
7/8/2016

NORTHRIDGE, CA (July 8, 2016) -- The Alpha Kappa Psi Board of Directors voted to suspend the charter of the Mu Phi Chapter at California State University - Northridge. The board’s decision was based upon an investigation which revealed violations of the alcohol policy and conspiracy to impede an investigation occurred within the chapter. In an effort to prevent future occurrences, the fraternity offers resources and education related to risk prevention.

What can you do to mitigate risk?

  1. To assist members and chapters, live webinars, short informational videos, and chapter-level presentations can be found on akpsi.org.
  2. Chapter advisors, regional management teams, and regional directors are at the disposal of members to help conduct proper event planning.
  3. The Judiciary Committee and Heritage Center staff are available to answer any risk management questions. Do not hesitate to contact a Judiciary Committee member if advice or counsel is needed.

In addition, the fraternity offers risk management education through the Pledge Education Program and at regional and fraternity events such as Officer Training and the Principled Business Leaders Institute (PBLI).

"As we begin the 2017 school year, I encourage you to review your chapter's activities, traditions, and policies and compare them to the most recent edition of the Board of Directors' Statement of Policy," said J. Christian Nuccio, North Carolina-Charlotte '09-Life, who is the chair of the AKPsi Judiciary Committee. "The most common risk management trends during these California chapter inquiries have been alcohol use, drug use, hazing, and failing to properly apply the 'reasonable person' standard when defining what is and is not a chapter event."

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Expands Its Presence During 2015-16 Year
7/5/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (July 5, 2016) -- The 2015-16 fiscal year marked another successful year of expansion for Alpha Kappa Psi. Efforts resulted in the installations of four collegiate chapters and two alumni chapters. One student colony and three alumni colonies were also established this past year.


Pictured: CSU - Monterey Bay Installation

“This year has been an exciting year for expansion with four installations; three of which were re-charters,” said Melinda Rosenthall, Associate Director of Student Services. “We are in the process of finalizing next year's expansion schedule and hope to visit California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State University, Bakersfield; New Jersey Institute of Technology; University of South Alabama.  We are also talking with students from Bucknell University and Eastern Michigan University.”

To recap, below are the new chapters and colonies from the 2015-16 year:

Student Chapters:
Utah, Alpha Iota
Rechartered 4/16/2016

Wayne State, Beta Omicron
Rechartered 4/9/2016

CSU Monterey Bay, Chi Kappa
Chartered 12/5/2015

Babson, Gamma Nu
Rechartered 3/5/2016

Alumni Chapters:
Hong Kong Alumni Chapter, Hong Kong, China
Chartered 12/5/2015

CWU Alumni Chapter, Ellensburg, Washington
Chartered 10/10/2015

Student Colonies:
Loyola Maryland, 
Baltimore, Maryland

Alumni Colonies:
Columbus Alumni, Columbus, Ohio

Gem State AlumniPocatello, Idaho

Northeast Ohio Alumni, Cleveland, Ohio


Pictured: CWU Alumni Chapter

Founding a chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is an exciting venture for those who accept the call of starting a new organization. There are many benefits in starting an organization, including leadership opportunities, shaping an organization, and gaining valuable experience that translates well in the workplace.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

The 15th Annual Academy - Hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi
6/30/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2016) -- From June 25-27, the nineteen brothers selected as the 2016 Academy Fellows traveled to Morgantown, Indiana for an intensive, distraction free, leadership retreat. The secluded setting of the Academy allowed for their unhindered growth, as they opened themselves up to new ideas and experiences. 


Pictured: (Back Row - Left to Right) Rachel Alvey, Blair Nelson, Dabin Park, Patrick Northcraft, Joseph Adeoye, Cassidy Doohan, Scott Ho, Emma Li, Nathan Leo (Front Row - Left to Right) Alyson Logel, Kevin Hurt, Moiz Ali, Varidhi Kejriwal, Alyssa Nigh, Jessica Nguyen, Gina Testa, Anne McCarty Not Pictured: Ryan Lesley and Blake Dagenais

Funded by the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation, the Academy is an all-expenses paid fellowship to a customized, hands-on, leadership experience designed to make even the best of Alpha Kappa Psi more impactful, value-based leaders. Varidhi Kejriwal, Hong Kong '15 described the Academy as an opportunity full of unique challenges and areas to grow. “I think the people you meet here are also resources and assets and you'll probably be friends with them for your entire lives," said Kejriwal. "I think that's the kind of support you need to keep going forward [...] because this is one of those journey's where when you reach a milestone, there is another one to reach. You take everything you have learned and couple it with the experiences you had, and the memories you had and get the support from the people you met here, and take the journey that keeps moving forward.”



“I think I grew a lot as a leader” said Scott Ho, Cal Poly - SLO '15. “It sounds cliché, but I definitely did grow as a leader and as a person. Whether that be ethics or morals and views of what I do, [...] it will show in my character when I go back to other chapters as well.” The participants enjoyed the separation from everyday life while hitting the ground running from day one, learning leadership skills, teamwork, and a new perspective on change and systems thinking.The Academy is facilitated by professionals and provides the students the opportunity to evaluate their leadership styles, values, ethics, knowledge, and integrity.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

New Judiciary Committee Chair and Vice Chair Appointed
6/27/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (June 27, 2016) -- The Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity Board of Directors recently appointed J. Christian Nuccio, North Carolina-Charlotte '09-Life and Allison H. Moore, Florida State '94-Life as the Judiciary Committee chair and vice chair respectively. 

The primary function of the Alpha Kappa Psi Judiciary Committee (JC) is to help protect the reputation of the fraternity through use of the risk management polices. The JC is both proactive and reactive in nature. It maintains resources and tools for chapters and volunteers to assist with the education of risk management issues. The reactionary function of the JC is to investigate the actions of chapters, members and guests that may have violated policies or be considered detrimental to the fraternity.

Christian Nuccio graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010 and earned a masters degree from Marshall University in 2016. As a volunteer, Christian served as a section director, regional manager of risk management, and both regional chief of staff and chief operating officer until being appointed to the Judicial Committee in 2015. He also serves as a member of the Fraternity Ritual Team. Christian was selected as the Fraternity Regional Manager of the Year in 2013 and awarded the Silver Distinguished Service Award in 2014. Professionally, he serves as a Captain in the US Army.


Allison Moore is a consultant at Willis Towers Watson in Atlanta, Georgia. She has more than 18 years of experience in the employee benefits industry, with emphasis on health analytics. She also leads campus recruiting for her local area. She has a passion for big data and risk management. Allison has been a member of Alpha Kappa Psi since 1994 and was a past regional director.


"It's an honor to be selected to lead the Judiciary Committee among such a distinguished group of alumni," said Nuccio. "The committee is in a unique position to provide targeted risk management counsel to chapters that need it the most. In the upcoming year, we hope to expand the committee to take a proactive risk management approach by encouraging open dialogue between committee members and students."

Nuccio and Moore will take over the Judiciary Committee chair and vice chair roles from Mariel Reynolds, American '02 and Jeff E. Frank, Eastern Michigan '86-Life. Frank will remain as a member of the Judiciary Committee, but after her time and dedication, Reynolds will not be returning to the committee.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Growing Steadily - A Follow Up With Montclair Florist
6/23/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (June 23, 2016) -- During the 2016 Case Competition, Montclair Florist - owned and operated by Chad E. Smith, Montclair State '93 - opened its doors to the many teams during PBLI.

“Being a past judge for the Case Competition for several years, I was truly intrigued on how the Case Competition would handle a small business,” said Chad. “After seeing the criteria, I was more than happy and excited to open up our business to the fraternity. Plus it gave the students the opportunity to see another side of business that they don't get to see in the classroom. It was a challenge at first, but after seeing the presentations up front and in person, the students truly got the grasp of what we were looking for."

After the competition was complete, Smith was able to look over their work and truly acknowledge the hard work of each team. "They did a phenomenal job and truly did their research and actually found many items and resources we did not know were even out there. Overall, it was a very positive experience.”

Below are some of the recommendations Montclair Florist has been able to implement in the past few months and a few that the company is planning to complete within the coming year.

    • The purchase and re-branding of the company website.
    • The implementation of a new accounting system to handle all of the company accounts and billing processes.
    • The re-branding of the company logo and marketing documents.
    • The beginning of monthly promotions to help the increasing of traffic.
    • The process of relocating the company to a more cost effective location (Future - On Going).
    • The hiring of an employee to handle all of the Social Media for the company (Future - Fall 2016).
    • Brand new product line of fresh floral arrangements and a variety of gifts (Future - Holiday 2016).

Floral ArrangementWedding CenterpieceFloral Centerpiece

When asked about how Montclair Florist’s business has improved since the Case Competition, Smith said, “with the implementation of the recommendations of the Case Competition teams, business has improved.” He went on to say that “the new website has handled more traffic and from what our customers have been saying, it is not that 'mirror image' that the old website had and that it is more user friendly, whether they purchase from a computer or a mobile device. The re-branding will take some time, but early reviews have been positive. The relocation of the company has been ongoing, though our current and long time customers love the potential move opportunity and are sticking with us. Plus it will potentially pave the way for brand new customers to see our product line and purchase on more than one occasion. As with everything, this takes time. But you can see the impact already in just a past few months that we started making changes.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Announcing the 2015-16 Award Catalogue Nominees
6/20/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (June 20, 2016) – Every year, Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes the vast accomplishments of its members and those who impact its chapters — not only within AKPsi, but throughout universities and local communities as well. These are the current member and chapter nominees of the 2015-16 academic year.

Fraternity Awards - Outstanding Chapter Programming

Alpha Kappa Psi encourages its chapters to excel in everything they do. From recruitment to service projects, AKPsi chapters should execute with excellence. The Outstanding Chapter Programming awards are designed to recognize student and alumni chapters that provide exemplary programs and events. The chapters below are nominated in one or more of the following categories: Alumni Outreach, Brotherhood and Social Development, Philanthropy, Professional Development, and Recruitment Campaign.

Alpha, New York University
Alpha Chi, Emory University
Alpha Omicron, Syracuse University
Atlanta Alumni
Bay Area Alumni
Beta Iota, State University of New York - Buffalo
Delta, University of Pittsburgh
Epsilon Sigma, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampton Roads Alumni
Iota Upsilon, Slippery Rock University

Kappa, University of Oregon
Kappa Upsilon, South Carolina State University
MuOhio State University
Nu Pi, Trinity University

Omega Beta, Western Washington University
Omega Theta, University of Maryland
Omega Zeta, Binghamton University
Psi Epsilon, Loyola Marymount University
Psi MuUniversity of Rochester
Psi XiGrand Valley State University
Rho Chi, Chapman University
San Diego Alumni
Sigma PsiLoyola University New Orleans
Sigma Upsilon Phi, University of Manchester
Theta Phi, University of Southern Indiana
Xi PsiIllinois State University
Zeta Pi, Fort Hays State University

   

Fraternity Awards - Outstanding Chapter Leaders

Alpha Kappa Psi encourages its chapters to not only excel, but to also promote advancement for its members. The Outstanding Chapter Leaders awards are designed to recognize both student officers and non-officers who are exceptional leaders in their chapter, campus and community. The members below are nominated in at least one of the following categories: Alumni Outreach, Brotherhood and Social Development, Philanthropy, Professional Development, and Recruitment Campaign.

Barret L. Bender, Ohio State '13
Maxwell Bentlage, Ohio State '15
John Browne, Ohio State '15
Michael J. Cole, Oregon State '15
Diana D. Correia, Syracuse '14
Elizabeth E. Hall, Southern Indiana '14
William P. Higgins, Georgia Tech '14
Max (James) Hill, Oregon State '15
Woo (Will) Jung, Syracuse '15
Danny Lan, Syracuse '15
Michaela C. Livengood, Southern Indiana '14
Alexandra N. Olson, Western Washington '13

Luke Orlando, Texas '13
Richard J. Renner, Ohio State '15
Richard Rivera, Maryland '15
Garrett G. Ross, Oregon State '14
Kelli Schneider, Iowa '14
Teri A. Schomer, Western Washington '13
Nicholas C. Schrager, Buffalo '13-Life
Matthew K. Stewart, Ohio State '14
Zachary S. Sundara, Oregon State '15
Trevor N. Thompson, Arizona State '13
Nicole J. Willims, Western Washington '13
Megan E. Winsor, Oregon State '12
   

Fraternity Awards - Outstanding Volunteer Leaders

Alpha Kappa Psi volunteers are vital to the overall success of the fraternity. The Outstanding Volunteer Leaders awards are designed to recognize volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty while acting in the best interest of Alpha Kappa Psi and its chapters. The nominations fall into three separate categories, Advisor of the Year, Regional Manager of the Year and Section Director of the Year.

Advisor of the Year  Regional Manager of the Year
Jean-Francois LappasMcGill '02
Erik C. RoeserWestern Washington '09

Thomas Tran, Penn State '02-Life
Marvis (Candy) Williams, Georgia State '91-Life
Christa M. Capone, Christopher Newport '09-Life
Ashley WolffOregon State '10
   
Section Director of the Year  
Robert G. Francis, Virginia Tech '09-Life
Lynae Williams, Oregon '06
 


Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

10 Reasons To Become A Qualified Fraternity Volunteer
6/13/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2016) -- Staying active with Alpha Kappa Psi as a volunteer provides many opportunities. As a volunteer, one of the easiest and most important tasks is becoming a Certified Fraternity Volunteer (CFV).

A CFV is an Alpha Kappa Psi volunteer that has successfully mastered the topics around good volunteer resource management. In order to be recognized as a CFV, volunteers must first become a Qualified Fraternity Volunteer and pass the certification exam

But with a full-time job, friends, and other commitments, volunteers may be hesitant to add something else to their plate. However, the CFV program was designed to be effortlessly accomplished and brings benefits that can even help in other areas of life:

Volunteers range in age, years of volunteer experience, positions, and more. To put some numbers in perspective, here are a few statistics of AKPsi volunteers:

  • Currently, there are 447 active, chapter based volunteers
  • 204 members are certified as QFV, CFV, or both
  • 151 members of all active volunteers were born between 1989-94
  • 63 members of all certified volunteers were born between 1989-94
  • 27% of all volunteers are 40+ years of age
  • The earliest initiate on record is Dr. William G. Callarman, who was initiated in 1962 at West Texas A & M University
  • The youngest volunteer on record is Tilek Kombarov, San Francisco State '13, who was born 1994

Through the CFV program, volunteer principles are elevated while enhancing volunteer development and performance. To learn more about the Certified Fraternity Program, visit akpsi.org/cfv.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Hires New Chapter Educational Resource Coordinators
6/7/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi recently hired two chapter educational resource coordinators to join the Heritage Center’s staff, Alec Morand, Loyola Marymount ’13 and Alexandra Ochs, Ball State ‘14.

Alec Morand, as a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University with Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and minors in Environmental Studies and Political Science, will serve as the new Area I resource coordinator. Morand has grown from her professional experiences with AKPsi and is excited to support chapter across the country, “I admire and embrace our mission of developing principled business leaders and promoting brotherhood. It is a mission I hold dear having seen the tremendous benefits to the individual and our society.”
   


Alexandra Ochs is a recent graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor's in Human Resources Management. “I look forward to helping fellow brothers and their chapters provide the best experience possible to their members," said Ochs. "I hope to gain a thorough understanding of chapters' needs so that I can be a valuable resource for students, alumni, and volunteers. Finally, I hope to continue strengthening my bond to the fraternity by being a part of the Heritage Center staff." Ochs will be serving as the new Area IV resource coordinator.

The role of the resource coordinator includes matching resources to fit the needs of collegiate chapters. These individuals serve as a chapter liaison to provide support to chapter development and operations and collaborate with regional volunteers as an additional layer of support.

The chapter educational resource coordinators are a part of the Student Services department. Morand and Ochs will work closely with Cady E. Tabeling, Southern Indiana ’11 - Life and Kortney Petry, Ball State ‘14 who currently serve as the resource coordinators for Areas II and III respectively.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Introducing the Newly Appointed Regional Directors
6/3/2016

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (June 3, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Psi recently appointed Amy Kelley, Jane Azzinaro, Theresa DeCosta, Courtney Ball, and Elezar Orellana as regional directors.The Central Atlantic, Eastern Great Lakes, and Northern Rio Grande appointments take effect immediately. The Atlantic Metro and Carolina Coastal appointments will take effect July 1.


Atlantic Metro Regional Director
Amy E. Kelley,
Shippensburg ‘95-Life
 

Amy is a founding member of the Xi Tau Chapter at Shippensburg University, where she was initiated in 1995.  As an undergraduate, she held the roles of pledge advisor, chapter relations chair, and master of rituals.  She graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Amy is also a founding member of the Baltimore Metro Alumni Chapter where she has served as vice president for the past three years.  As a volunteer for Alpha Kappa Psi, Amy has served as regional manager of inter-chapter relations and as section director for the alumni chapters in Area III.  Professionally, she is employed as a Director in the Payments Acceptance organization at First Data.  In addition to volunteering with Alpha Kappa Psi, Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and coaching volleyball, watching professional and collegiate sports, and going to see plays and musicals.

"I would like to thank all of the students and volunteers that I have worked with in the Eastern Great Lakes Region for their support over the past few years.  I look forward to this opportunity with the Atlantic Metro Region and to meeting and interacting with the students and volunteers in the region.”  
 


Central Atlantic Regional Director
Jane A. Azzinaro,
Maryland '10-Life
 

Jane was initiated by the Omega Theta Chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010. She graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Leadership Studies. During her time as a student brother, she served as the director of pledge education and as a member of two installation teams for the region. After graduation, she served in multiple volunteer roles including chapter advisor and regional manager of the ACR. A Bronze Distinguished Service Award recipient, Jane was also named Regional Manager of the Year 2013-14. Professionally, Jane manages the entire digital presence for eight companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Jane resides in Baltimore, Maryland but can often be found traveling to various cities and counties, sometimes with her puppy Macchiato in tow.

“I am beyond excited to continue to give back to the region and fraternity as a whole. I'm a firm believer in "You get what you give" and Alpha Kappa Psi has proven that it holds true, time after time.”
   

Carolina Coastal Regional Director
Theresa M. DeCosta,
East Carolina '10-Life

 

Theresa was initiated by the Eta Omicron Chapter at East Carolina University in 2010. During her time there, she held the role of executive vice president where she was in charge of the ACR. After graduating in fall 2011, Theresa went on to volunteer for the fraternity in various roles including chapter advisor, section director, and as a Fraternity Ritual Team member. She has also presented at many fraternity events such as PBLI, Convention, officer trainings, and live webinars. Professionally, Theresa works for Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, VA as a Financial Reporting Supervisor. In her spare time she likes to workout, travel, and go country dancing with her girlfriends.

"I am super excited to join the Management Team and I'm looking forward to working with all of the students and volunteers throughout the Carolinas!" 

   


Eastern Great Lakes Regional Director
Courtney P. Ball, Buffalo ’12-Life 

Courtney was initiated into the Beta Iota Chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2012. During her time as a student member, she served as the brotherhood chair, ambassador, and vice president of administration. She also served as her chapter’s delegate to UB's Professional Inter-Fraternal Council. Courtney has been very active in her role as a volunteer taking on positions of chapter advisor, colony advisor, section director, regional manager of the ACR, and more. In 2014, she graduated with her B.A. in Physical Anthropology. In her free time, she can be found around her hometown of Buffalo hosting various events and taking in all the city has to offer. 

"I'm looking forward to stepping into the role of regional director for the Eastern Great Lakes. It's been quite the ride so far, and this new role will be a new and exciting adventure.” 

 

Northern Rio Grande Regional Director
Eleazar R. Orellana, Chapman ’10-Life 

Eleazar (Zar) joined Alpha Kappa Psi in the Rho Chi Chapter at Chapman University in 2010. He held various executive board positions within his chapter and is a 2013 Academy Fellow. He is currently employed at CPI Card Group, Inc., the leading provider of payment card solutions, including EMV chip cards, personalization, instant issuance, fulfillment and mobile payment services. Zar is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Business Administration at the University of Denver. As a leader, Zar exhibits a relax leadership style, focusing on developing trust among colleagues and clients by creating structured milestones that can be achieved collectively, ultimately creating a bond that goes beyond the workplace. He considers himself a professional, result-oriented, and an adaptable leader who responds well under pressure and revels in the challenge of being thrown in the deep end.

“AKPsi has given me so much, both as a student and as an alumnus, and now it's my turn to give back. I want to give others the chance to grow as much as I have."


The regional director is a volunteer position charged with working closely with the area vice president and chapter educational resource coordinator to ensure a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. The regional director is the first line supervisor of chapter advisors and section directors in a specific geographical area.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Foundation Names 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients
6/1/2016

 

 

 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients Named


INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2016) --The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 29 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. More than $33,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 scholarship recipients:

$2,500 Scholarships

Allison Hill, Wisconsin ‘13 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Chris Loggia, Penn State ‘12 – William Westerdahl, Jesse Bert and Fraternity Presidents Scholarship
Adam Moran, Oregon ‘13 -- William Donnelly Scholarship
Celine Olcott, Wake Forest ‘14 – Theodore Ehrsam, J.D. Sparks and Andrew Duli Scholarship
Jenny Park, Denver ‘13 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarships

Lauren Alexander, Missouri ‘14 -- Fraternity Presidents Scholarship
Grace Cleland, Emory ‘14 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Kevin Doherty, Illinois ‘13 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
Shruti Gulati, Missouri ‘15 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Rebecca Herring, Elon ‘15 -- Kenneth Hufford Accounting Scholarship
Rachel Kipper, Kansas State ‘14 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Stephanie Krautscheid, Oregon State ‘14 -- Jeffery Vander Waal Healthcare Scholarship
Kathryn Meyer, Rutgers ‘14 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Andrew Morton, Virginia ‘14 -- William Reeves Scholarship
Patrick Northcraft, Toledo ‘13-Life -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
Sachin Parikh, Monmouth ‘15 -- William Donnelly Scholarship
Kaylin Pellegrini, Butler ‘13 -- Theodore Ehrsam Scholarship
Gina Testa, New York ‘15 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
Katherine Toldy, Denver ‘13 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Audrey Weber, Central Michigan ‘14 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Lisa Xiao, Johns Hopkins ‘14 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Jamie Zaine, Drake ‘14 -- Carlton Siegler Scholarship
Daniel Zuber, Denver ‘13 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship

$500 Scholarships

Samuel DeFabrizio, Vanderbilt ‘15 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Jorge Fournier, Wake Forest ‘15 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Connor Frischmeyer, Iowa ‘13 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Bretton Jaggi, Minnesota ‘15 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Jennifer Taniguchi, Creighton ‘14 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Gabriele Zaffarano, HKUST ‘15 -- Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship

The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent countless hours reviewing 237 applications:

Selection:

Past Foundation Chairman Angela Brown, Adrian College ‘81-Life
Past Fraternity President and Past Fraternity Chairman Robert Davenport, Old Dominion '86-Life
Past Fraternity Director Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
Past Foundation Chairman Richard McVay, Texas Tech '79-Life
Foundation Director and Past Fraternity President Andrea Nemeth, Montclair State ‘91-Life
Past Foundation Chairman Cynthia Washington, Saint Louis ‘82-Life
Past Foundation Director John Werner, Virginia ‘84-Life (Committee Chair)

Pre-Screening:

Felicia Adamczyk, Michigan-Dearborn ’14-Life
Tara Baker, Oregon ‘03
Chuck Edson, Christopher Newport ‘07
Joni Ekovich, Indiana ’08-Life
Craig Fain, Virginia Tech ’00-Life
Jamie Fuller, Clemson ’08-Life
Justin Guerra, Chapman ‘01
Mathew Johnston, Boise State ’12-Life
Shaunna Phillis, Portland State ’11-Life
Justin Settles, Tennessee ‘04
Stephanie Van Dellen, Oregon ’08-Life
Tim Veigle, Central Florida ’04-Life

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Staying Involved as an Alumni Member
5/27/2016

 

 


Photo Credit: Hung Do from Psi Kappa Chapter at SFSU

5 Easy Ways to Stay Connected as an Alum 


INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2016) -- Staying involved with Alpha Kappa Psi doesn’t have to end after graduation. Not only can alumni benefit from remaining involved with their organizations, but also give back in many ways to the students still in college. When alumni stay connected, they help invest in not only the collegiate chapters but also themselves.

But when you move to the next phase of your life and you’re no longer on campus going to chapter meetings and events, how can you remain involved with Alpha Kappa Psi? Here are five easy ways to stay active as an alumni member:

1. Join or start and alumni chapter

Alumni chapters are located across the country and overseas. If you find yourself in an area where there is no alumni chapter, start one! Chances are there are local Alpha Kappa Psi alumni waiting in hopes to find others and reconnect. Alumni Chapters are a great way to reaffirm commitment to your life-long affiliation to the fraternity. Not only do they allow you to share important bonds with your brothers, but also open up many opportunities for networking and involvement.

2. Attend events as an alumni

Convention and PBLI are just two of the many events alumni can attend. Events at the chapter level are a way for alumni to connect with current student, continue to learn, and help with networking. Take advantage of the opportunities by supporting your college chapter’s events. Many of their activities promote continued education of business principles and are usually free or low cost. If you happen to live farther away from your former chapter, regional events are another way to stay connected with Alpha Kappa Psi. Alumni chapter and regional activities are much like the college chapters; continued learning, networking and growth.

3. Donate

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation relies on donations (whether large or small) to fund the Academy, Case Competition, All-AKPsi Academic Team and the many scholarships. If you received a scholarship, participated in any event or activity, consider paying it forward to future AKPsi members by donating what you can and when you can. The donations help the continued improvement of programs. If you cannot afford a monetary contribution, consider offering your time as a volunteer instead. Volunteer opportunities range from being a speaker at an event, joining the regional management team, assisting the judiciary committee, and more. Volunteering is a great way to stay involved without having to empty your wallet.

4. Show your AKPsi pride

There are many ways to be prideful, from wearing your letters or hanging your membership certificate in your office, to joining the Alpha Kappa Psi LinkedIn group and following AKPsi's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Blog, Youtube) Being a member of Alpha Kappa Psi isn’t just a collegiate experience; it’s a lifelong journey. Share your knowledge and continue to grow. Give back to local chapters and show them what the Alpha Kappa Psi membership has taught you.

5. Send updates on your life

Send Alpha Kappa Psi your alumni news for the next issue of The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi. Alumni news and updates are published in the magazine by chapter and includes everything from marriages and children, to job changes and retirements. Alumni are always welcome to submit photos with their news. The Diary is published twice a year and is full of fraternity and foundation news and updates, alumni news, special features and more. In addition to alumni news, keep your contact info up-to-date with Alpha Kappa Psi whenever you move. This will enable Alpha Kappa Psi and other alumni to keep you updated wherever you are.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Announces 2016 Academy Fellows
5/25/2016

 

 

 2016 Academy Fellows Announced


INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2016) --In June, nineteen student members will attend an intensive leadership retreat designed to make even the best of Alpha Kappa Psi more impactful, value-based leaders. Through the generous support of Alpha Kappa Psi alumni and friends, the AKPsi Foundation pays all expenses for those attending the experience. 

The Academy was created in 2001 to provide participants with a solid grounding in self-awareness, leadership skills, teamwork, and a new perspective on change and systems thinking. Participants will learn how to become a leader who makes a visible difference and more positive force in their organization and profession.


“What excites me most about the Academy, is being able to return back to my chapter and give back. Give back the new knowledge, energy and ideas that I will obtain.”

- Joseph Adeoye, Towson '15

   


"Being a non-US Chapter puts Sigma Upsilon Phi in a unique position so the Academy will serve to be a learning experience, fostering an ecology of knowledge exchange and development."

- Moiz Ali, Manchester '16

"What excites me most about the Academy is the opportunity of surrounding myself with motivated individuals who are undoubtedly passionate about our Fraternity. From this unique experience, I hope to obtain the leadership skills that will help advance my Chapter, and allow me to be the best future business leader that I can be."

- Rachel Alvey, Drexel '13

   


"What excites me most about the academy is the opportunity to collaborate with brothers from other chapters. It will be fantastic to connect with such an accomplished group of brothers at The Academy!"

- Blake Dagenais, Central Michigan '13


“I am thrilled for this opportunity so that I can meet fellow brothers from other chapters who have the same goal in mind. I hope to gain a lot of leadership skills and knowledge to bring back to my chapter so that I can benefit it for years to come.”

- Cassidy Doohan, Eastern Washington '14 

   



"Alpha Kappa Psi is such a prestigious affiliation with so many accomplished individuals. I am honored to be in the Academy Class of 2016, and I am excited to network with some of the top members of the Fraternity."

- Scott Ho, Cal Poly SLO '15


"What excites me the most about the Academy is getting to meet and learn with a great group of Brothers from all across the country.”

- Kevin Hurt, Kansas State ' 15

   

"I’m most excited to meet and collaborate with brothers from around the world! I’m from the only Asian chapter - and one of the newest too; it will be very interesting to see how I could strengthen this brotherhood by imbibing the best practices, traditions and leadership styles of the various other chapters into ours."

- Varidhi Kejriwal, Hong Kong '15


“I am looking forward to meeting my fellow brothers from chapters around the world and building friendships that will last a lifetime. I am also excited for this amazing opportunity to grow as a professional and with what I learn not only better myself, but my chapter as well.“

- Nathan Leo, William Paterson '15

   


“I attended PBLI in Chicago in February and it was eye opening to meet other brothers from my region (Valley Crossroads), so I am really looking forward to meeting brothers from around the world and build meaningful connections and experiences with them and the Academy Facilitators.”

- Ryan Lesley, Butler '14


“This three day long leadership retreat presents a unique opportunity for me to further develop my leadership skills and learn how to work more efficiently in the fast-paced business world."

- Emma Li, Virginia '15

   


“I am mostly excited to meet new, get to know, and connect with brothers that I have never met before and would have probably never had the opportunity to meet if it wouldn't have been for this amazing opportunity!”

- Alyson Logel, Iowa State '15




"At the Academy I am excited to meet fellow brothers who share a passion to continuously improve themselves and others to serve to our best capabilities as a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi."

- Anne McCarty, Kentucky '14 

   




"I'm very honored to have this opportunity to interact and learn from some of the best leaders AKPsi has to offer from around the country. I'm also very excited to make some new friends as well, so I'm very much looking forward to The Academy in June!"

-  Blair Nelson, North Dakota '14


"What excites me the most about the Academy is that I get to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience and work with brothers from different chapters. I hope to improve myself by looking for new ways to become a better leader and new ways I can help better my chapter."

- Jessica Nguyen, Bentley '15

   


“I am excited to meet my fellow brothers from other chapters and I hope to gain a new perspective on leadership at this year's Academy.”

- Alyssa Nigh, Nebraska '15


"I am looking very much forward to taking my Fraternity experience to the next level and sharing the experience of The Academy with my Brothers from around the world!"

- Patrick Northcraft, Toledo '13-Life

   


"I am most excited to meet Brothers from near and far, from various backgrounds with varying outlooks and ideas.”

- Dabin Park, Western Washington '16


"More than anything, I am excited to gain different perspectives not only on leadership, but also on the brothers around me who are going through this experience with me. I hope to be able to take what I learn at The Academy and bring it back to my chapter and community."

- Gina Testa, New York '15

     

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Gamma Eta Hosts "Be-WISE-er" Event at University of Toledo
5/12/2016

 

 


Image from Gamma Eta Chapter Facebook

Chapter Brings Awareness to Substance Abuse 


TOLEDO (May 12, 2016) -- Called "Be-WISE-er", the Gamma Eta Chapter at The University of Toledo presented an event on April 5 designed to bring awareness and combat substance abuse.

As college students, the chapter members set high goals of continuing their education, graduating and landing their dream jobs. They noticed an alarming increase in substance abuse reports around their city and campus over the past year. Their goal, to bring awareness to the entire community. They wanted everyone in attendance to consider the possible implications and think, "is this one night worth the risk?" Globally, people are dying, especially college students because they are not taking the right precautions while going out and having "fun".

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hoeflinger and Team Recovery were invited as keynote speakers for the event. The Hoeflinger family spoke about their son that lost his life on February 2, 2013 in Ottawa Hills. Team Recovery is an organization striving to help addicts find help and resources to get sober and fight Toledo's heroin epidemic. The speakers hoped to share their experiences and try to show that their actions influence the lives of others.

In an interview with the University of Toledo, Natalie Zerucha of Gamma Eta said, “All it takes is one sip, one time and one night to end your world. We want all students to simply ‘be wiser’ about their choices.” 

From the success of "Be-WISE-er" and the coverage from university and local news alike, the Gamma Eta Chapter is excited to continue the event on an annual basis and build on their efforts. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

The Zeta Pi Chapter Hosts the Real World Series
5/11/2016

 

 

FHSU Chapter Hosts Real World Discussion


HAYS, KS (May 11, 2016) -- In early May, the Zeta Pi Chapter at Fort Hays State University hosted their third installment of the Real World series, Real World 103.

The program is designed give current students the opportunity to speak with recent FHSU graduates and ease their transition into the real world. Students of all disciplines were invited to come attend the program, ask questions, and participate in the discussion. The idea for the series began when members of the Hays Area Young Professionals proposed a discussion with current students about the potential issues they could face upon entering the real world. 

The panel of graduates that visited FHSU for the third installment focused on employee benefits and medical power of attorney. The graduates discussed the effect these topics would have on students during and post-college. The event brought together more than 60 students and members of the community.

“The main goal of Real World 103 was to ensure the success of students after graduation, allowing them to ask the questions that are not taught in the classroom, of community members and professionals who know what they’re going through as students getting ready to graduate from Fort Hays State University,” said Tandra Johnson, former president of Zeta Pi, during an interview with FHSU. With high hopes for additional installments, the chapter has plans to continue and expand the series into future semesters. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity. 

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Omega Theta Hosts Case Competition
5/6/2016

 

 

Image from Smith School of Business

Chapter Hosts High School Case Competition


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (May 6, 2016) -- In early April, members of the Omega Theta Chapter at the University of Maryland provided an opportunity for local high school students to participate in a case competition and use real business concepts.

“Prior to being given the case, students were divided into five groups for a quick learning session taught by Omega Theta members: accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain, and operations,” said Jiening Wu, Omega Theta member and the project’s lead. “After the overview of their focus area, the students came together and were presented the case, which was to create a strategy module for a new shoe brand.” Though the day was quick, it was filled with eager and excited students. They prepared their strategy and presentation in only 45 minutes, and then presented their cases by choosing 3-5 members from their school as representatives.

The competition brought nearly 100 students from five local high schools that were either in a business program or taking business courses. The purpose of the competition was to expand their knowledge and encourage development of business practices within the students. Though some of the students won’t pursue a business degree path once they enter college, the Omega Theta Chapter wanted to motivate the students to keep learning about these skills and concepts.

The Omega Theta chapter was incredibly excited to give back to the students and share their knowledge. They knew that providing an opportunity to work on a fast paced challenge with a group would be rewarding in the long run. Even though the purpose of the day was to get students acquainted to a real business experience, the chapter members gained an appreciation for teaching and inspiration with hopes of growing the program in years to come.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Three Members Elected to Fraternity Board of Directors
5/3/2016

 

 

Board of Directors Election Results


INDIANAPOLIS (May 3, 2016) -- Three members were appointed to the Fraternity Board of Directors, which resulted from an election process among the Chaper Congress. Their three year term will commence August 2016.

 Dan L. Stubblefield, 
Middle Tennessee '89-Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan has held the position of Corporate Controller for Pinnacle Financial Partners, an $8.5 billion bank holding company, since March 2003. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Pinnacle primarily focuses its efforts in all four of the large urban markets in Tennessee – Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. Pinnacle’s strategy is to provide superior service and advice to small and medium sized businesses, Commercial and Commercial Real Estate sectors, and the affluent, wealth management retail sector. As a member of the firm’s Leadership Team, Dan’s primary areas of responsibility include Asset/Liability Management, Strategic Planning, Corporate Budgeting, Corporate Forecasting, and the firm’s Investment Portfolio.

In 1989, Dan was initiated into the fraternity by the Zeta Psi Chapter at Middle Tennessee State University where he received a BS degree in Accounting. As a volunteer, he has held various positions such as chapter advisor, section director, regional director, and fraternity president. Dan has received the Chairman’s Award and the Silver Distinguished Service Awards First and Second degree.

He is married to Barbara and has one daughter Elizabeth and together they live in Brentwood, Tennessee. Dan enjoys traveling, golf, and the outdoors and is an avid cyclist, hiker, and racquetball player.

     

Dr. William Callarman, 
West Texas ‘62-Life

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Dr. Callarman (aka Dr. C) joined the fraternity in 1962 at West Texas State University (WTSU, now West Texas A&M University) and, through ROTC, was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the United States Army. He received an educational deferment from the military to pursue his MBA and Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Following the Ph.D. program Dr. C served 18 months on active duty exiting as a Captain. He immediately joined the faculty at Florida Technological University (now the University of Central Florida in January, 1972).

In 1992, Dr. C became the Faculty Advisor for Nu Chi chapter (a position he still holds even though he officially retired in 2005 - designated an Associate Professor Emeritus). Prior to his election to the Board of Directors, Dr. C served as Central Florida Sectional Director for two years. His father, who was Dean of the School of Business at WTSU, and his youngest brother Tom, who is on the faculty at the China European International Business School in Shanghai, are also Alpha Kappa Psi. Dr. C was awarded the Silver Distinguished Award – Second Degree in 2009.

His daughter and two granddaughters live in Myrtle Beach, SC and his son lives in the Orlando area.In addition to AKPsi, Dr. C serves on two other boards, coaches two youth soccer teams, is a youth counselor for the middle and high school youth of his church, and is an avid reader of at least two novels a week.

     

 Eileen L. Howell, 
Wisconsin ’78-Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, holding a Master in Tax. Eileen is the Director of Tax at Powell Industries Inc., an international electrical power equipment manufacturer headquartered in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, she spent six years with Paradigm, an international oil and gas software company starting as the VP of Tax and moving into the CFO position. Eileen spent the major part of her career, over 22 years, with Schlumberger, an international oilfield service company, holding numerous tax positions in the US, Singapore and the UK. She began her tax career in Milwaukee at Arthur Young and Company.

She joined Alpha Kappa Psi’s Delta Phi chapter at UWM in 1978 and eventually became it first female chapter president. She joined the AKY Foundation Board in 1987 where she became its first female president. Eileen was elected to the Fraternity Board of Directors in 2001 and served as Chairman of the Board during 2005 and 2006. She is a proud recipient of the Silver Distinguished Service Award and the Gold Distinguished Services Award, the highest honor bestowed on a member by the Fraternity.

Eileen currently resides in Missouri City, Texas with her husband. She is a fan of golf, college football but most of all, JJ Watt.

The Fraternity Board of Directors is composed of nine alumni members elected by the delegates from all chapters for terms of three years. The board then elects its officers who are the chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary. The responsibility of the board of directors is to set policies and procedures that will guide the fraternity into the future. It acts as the supreme governing body of the fraternity between meetings of the Chapter Congress.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Volunteers Traveled to Indianapolis for the Fraternity Advisor Conference
4/28/2016

 

 



INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2016) -- The spring Fraternity Advisor Conference (FAC) was held in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 8 – 10. Volunteers received an opportunity to share ideas, explore issues and current challenges, and discuss strategies to better relate to college students.

The FAC focuses on the concepts, skills, and values which advisors need to be effective in their roles as chapter and fraternity leaders. The conference is for volunteers who want to go further than the basics of advising and want to gain education on the "bigger picture” of working with successful chapters, maintaining a healthy Chapter Advisory Board, and be the best resource to the fraternity and the chapter.

Events during the spring conference included workshops on bridging the gap between volunteers and students, how to better understand the collegiate generation, re-visiting the importance of fraternity policies, and more.  “I really enjoyed learning about what else I can offer to the chapter I advise while getting to know my brothers from around the world. The FAC gave me the chance to recall some policies and practices that I hadn't thought about for a while and it gave me the opportunity to discuss those policies and how they come into play within various chapters and situations. Another aspect of the FAC that I really enjoyed was the career development portion of I, Inc. While giving more insight into today's students, this program also provided tips that I can use in my own professional life. I really enjoyed my time at the FAC and look forward to the next AKPsi event,” said Leeza Zhmurkin, Shippensburg ‘10-Life, chapter advisor for Gamma Epsilon.

Those who attended the conference were from various volunteer positions such as: CAB members, chapter or faculty advisors, regional managers, section directors and regional directors. As the conference progressed, attendees reflected on their shared experiences and what they hope to bring back to their students. “The Fraternity Advisor Conference provided insight to the many components of being a volunteer for Alpha Kappa Psi on several levels,” said Cheri Cannon, Southern Mississippi '09, Regional Manager of Recruitment for the Southern Delta Region. “I learned that we as advisors contribute heavily to the success of the fraternity, yet there is no cookie cutter plan to meet goals as a chapter or even as a region. However, hearing the experiences of different volunteers from diverse cultures and universities gave me tools that I can take and implement with my own role.” 

Presenters during the conference included Mike Callahan, author of “I Inc.”, Chrissy Vasquez, Fraternity Board of Directors Secretary, and staff: Steve Hartman, Brian Parker, Jason Pierce, Mackenzie Lauka, Cady Tabeling and Liz Vickers. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Max Demby Awarded Vice Presidential Coin of Courage
4/25/2016

 

 

From @CUBoulder Twitter(Photo: @CUBoulder Twitter)

AKPsi Member Labeled A Hero


BOULDER (April 25, 2016) -- Last spring, Max Demby, Colorado '11, a member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter at the University of Colorado - Boulder, intervened when he heard screams and saw a man pinning a woman against a wall.

Demby's actions became a major part of Vice President Biden's speech earlier this month at the University of Colorado, advocating for the end of sexual assault as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the It's On Us campaign.

Demby delivered a quick speech at the event, but without knowing, Biden brought him back on stage for a special honor. The vice president spoke about the courage it took to take action and praised him for intervening in that situation. If he had not stepped in, the situation could have been worse than it was. In addition to the excitement of being on stage and being spoken highly of by the vice president, Demby was awarded the Vice Presidential Coin of Courage.

For Demby, when you see someone in trouble you go to their aid. He firmly believes in the It's On Us campaign's call for men to help change the culture. And though he received the praise of Vice President Biden and the CU-Boulder Police chief calling him a hero, Demby continues to disagree saying, “I guess I don’t think of myself as a hero as much as someone who did the right thing.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Jump-Starting the Interview Process
4/21/2016

 

 

The Job Interview - Are You Prepared?


INDIANAPOLIS (April 21, 2016) -- The two of the most important aspects to think about when preparing for a job interview are: what will they ask and how will you respond.

The feature story of the most recent issue of the Diary (volume 105 no. 1) dives straight into interview preparation. The article, titled "Ten Potential Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them", breaks down possible questions asked during an interview. The questions range from those you will hear every interview "What are your strengths?" to some that are not as common, like "Are you a person who needs frequent breaks?". Answering these personal questions about performance require self reflection. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, and use them to show you have put time and effort into understanding how you work well.

The article also tackles the tough questions an interviewer might ask relating to your previous employers. The takeaway from these scenarios is simple; never lie and never gossip.  If you are likely to degrade your previous boss to an interviewer, you might not be a good fit for the company. Appropriateness during an interview shows that you are able to keep situations under control and can keep gossip in perspective.

While there are always other questions that come up, this article is helpful in jump-starting the preparation process. Reflect on your past performances, past employment and future goals. Remember, the interview is also a time to ask the interviewer questions about the company and their personal experience. After each interview, go back over the questions in the article and those you were asked to better prepare for your next. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Iota Chapter Re-Charters at the University of Utah
4/18/2016

 

SALT LAKE CITY (April 18, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently re-chartered the Alpha Iota Chapter at the University of Utah.

The re-chartering was directed by Charles D. Steffens, Portland '87-Life with 38 new students initiated as members. This revitalization marks efforts of the Alpha Iota Chapter which originally lasted 62 years after charterng in 1922.

During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career. The colony’s events included professional events such as a Brooks Brothers lecture and an entrepreneur Speaker Series. Along with professional workshops, the colony strengthened their ties with one another by holding a Suit and Tie brotherhood event and multiple service events working in grounds keeping for a local low-income school.

In a letter of support for the group, Western Great Plains Regional Director Chelsea E. Hardy, Denver ’10-Life spoke on the impact they will have at the University of Utah,” said Hardy. “They have been successful in forming connections with the president of the University of Utah, the dean of the business school, The Associated Students of the University of Utah, and members of the faculty. With their positive attitude and hard work, I believe those connections will thrive in the years to come. ”

The group is led by Chapter President, Jackson Murdock and supported by Area II Vice President Gregory Q. Patterson, Northwood '02, Regional Director Chelsea Hardy, Colony Advisor Lana S. Abuhudra, Central Washington '11, Section Director Heather D. Robinette, Kansas '09-Life, and Faculty Advisors Cole Holmes and Mark Parker.

“As their colony advisor, I have been able to interact with them and watch them show tremendous improvement over the past few weeks," said Abuhudra. "I have witnessed them grow as individuals and as a group and have been very impressed with their improvement and their growth.”

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City just below the Wasatch Mountains, is the leading institution of higher education in Utah. The University of Utah was founded in 1850, and it now has over 31,000 students enrolled from across the U.S. and the world. With close to 100 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law, medicine, and business, the university prepares students to live and strive in the global workplace. (Retrieved from utah.edu)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Seattle University Hosts Pacific Northwest Officer Training
4/15/2016

 

SEATTLE (April 15, 2016) -- Earlier this month, the Pacific Northwest Region gathered for their spring officer training at Seattle University.

With the help from many volunteers and the Gamma Omega Chapter who hosted the events, they held a weekend full of training and leadership activities.

The conference had an impressive turnout where officers from every chapter in the region were in attendance. In addition to the officers, many chapters had other individuals attend to learn as much as they could.

The days were full of conversations between the chapters; gathering information from activities and recruitment to the ACR. Workshops provided attendees with talks on leadership, competency skills and breakdowns of each position. Each volunteer gave their utmost support; answering as many questions as possible and giving the best direction they could provide.

During the weekend, a few special awards were presented to three volunteers.

Ashley Wolff, Regional Manager-Risk Management, awarded the Regional Manager of the Year for 2015-16 for the Pacific Northwest Region. 

   Erik Roeser, Omega Beta Chapter Advisor, awarded the Chapter Advisor of the Year for 2015-16 for the Pacific Northwest Region.   Lynae Williams, Oregon Section Director, awarded the Section Director of the Year for 2015-16 for the Pacific Northwest Region.

A special thanks goes out to all volunteers for the workshops who include: Ashley Wolff, Brooke Lavender, Chuck Steffens, David Wendroff, Kate Fifield, Mark MacGibbon, Scott Todd, Stephanie Van Dellen, Evie Eddins and Mackenzie Lauka.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Beta Omicron Chapter Re-Charters at Wayne State
4/12/2016

 

DETROIT (April 12, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently re-chartered the Beta Omicron Chapter at Wayne State University.

The re-chartering was directed by Area II Vice President Gregory Patterson, Northwood ’02 with 39 new students initiated as members. This revitalization marks efforts of the Beta Omicron Chapter which originally lasted 54 years after chartering in 1941.

During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career. The colony’s events included professional workshops on elevator pitches and multiple sessions on excel along with multiple events where they served the local community.

In a letter of support for the group, Western Great Lakes Regional Director Tonjie Reese, Grand Valley State ’10 spoke on the impact they will have at Wayne State and their forward focused determination. “I can confidently say that a chapter at the Wayne State University will be beneficial,” said Reese. “This fall they graciously hosted one of the Western Great Lakes Region Officer trainings and showed a hunger to become brothers and leaders in their school. Recruiting at a commuter school can be difficult, but the colonists have proven that they are capable of gaining continuous interest in our fraternity.”

The group is led by Chapter President, Pratik Patel and supported by Area II Vice President Gregory Patterson, Regional Director Tonjie Reese, Colony Advisor and Section Director Felicia Adamczyk, Michigan-Dearborn '14-Life and Faculty Advisors Deborah Habel, Oakland '85-Life and Gary Shields.

“As Beta Omicron’s colony advisor and section director of the Western Great Lakes Region, it has been exciting to watch the colony grow and achieve the milestones on the road to becoming a chapter,” said Adamczyk. “The colonists have worked diligently and have displayed their commitment to bringing Alpha Kappa Psi back to campus.”

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan. (Retrieved from wayne.edu)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Zeta Pi Chapter Holds Benefit Concert for Former Advisor
4/1/2016

HAYS, KS (April 1, 2016) – The Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Fort Hays State University will host a benefit concert for former advisor Joan Rumpel, '82-Faculty.

Last spring, the Zeta Pi chapter lost their long-time advisor to a long battle with cancer. The concert will be held in remembrance of Joan and will benefit the Cancer Council of Ellis County who educate the county on cancer related issues and topics.

The event will be held at Fire and Ice on Friday, April 15 with a performance from the Jared Daniels Band. The band has spent many days and nights playing National Festivals including Country Stampede, Wild West Festival, Dodge City Days, The Flatland’s Festival and opening up for many national acts such as, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Jerrod Niemann, Joe Nichols, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, Sawyer Brown, Charlie Daniels Band, Josh Abbott Band, Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen and many others.

Rumpel earned a master's degree in business administration from Fort Hays State and later achieved the rank of certified public accountant. In 1977 she joined the FHSU Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, where she taught accounting for 34 years. Rumpel was the advisor of the Zeta Pi chapter for more than 30 years and was initiated as a faculty member of Alpha Kappa Psi in 1982. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Position Opening for Chapter Educational Resource Coordinator
3/30/2016

Career Opportunity at Alpha Kappa Psi


INDIANAPOLIS (March 30, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi seeks a recent graduate or soon to be graduate to join the Heritage Center team as a chapter educational resource coordinator.

The entry-level position in the Student Services Department works closely with three other resource coordinators to collaborate on chapter operations across all areas.The individual will build and maintain positive working relationships with chapters, volunteers and regional management. Responsibilities include facilitating and assisting in assessing chapters’ health and matching needed resources/assistance. The goal is to assist and help grow each AKPsi chapter.

This position is based in Indianapolis with some limited travel. 

Applications are now being accepted.

Alumni Share Goals, Passions, and Expertise in Latest Diary Issue
3/29/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (March 29, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Psi alumni, no matter where they are or what they are doing, have a large impact on their communities. 

 

Tychanika Kimbrough, Texas State ’12, grew up in San Antonio where she was no stranger to hardship. Throughout her life, her grandmother made a difference in their local community but she realized how much more was needed. This inspired Kimbrough to not only pursue a law degree at Baylor University, but be a constant proponent for change and growth. Along with following a career path to politics, Tychanika volunteers as a mentor through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, an organization she was once a part of as a child and is beginning a low cost pageant called Elegant Divas to promote empowered confidence. She started Texas State’s first pre-law society with an undergraduate and was highly active in Alpha Kappa Psi. Through her connections in Alpha Kappa Psi, she was able to network with different attorneys, learning more and more about how to continue chasing her dream.

"My life has been full of opportunities to overcome violence and negativity, and I want to pay those opportunities forward.”

     

 

Alder Dehner, Central Florida ’09-Life, is surrounded by luxury cars on a daily basis. This unique opportunity presented itself through his involvement with Alpha Kappa Psi. During his undergraduate studies, Dehner found a job prospect at a luxury car dealership from a fellow pledge brother. After acquiring the director of business development position he worked on the company’s public image, positioning them into a competitive market. After two years, Dehner jumped on an open position as the inventory manager, managing an $8 million inventory of luxury vehicles. Alder credits his ability to maintain the company’s competitiveness in the industry to what he learned in Alpha Kappa Psi.

“Most of my coworkers are seasoned professionals, so it was important that I could play ball with them. AKPsi gave me the tools necessary to become the businessman I am today.” 

     

 

Thomas Tran, Penn State ’02-Life, took a leap of faith, journeying from working for someone else into the world of entrepreneurism. Tran is the founder of 1ME, LLC, which is committed to developing new concepts in communication. The latest idea is a social networking app called Waddle, connecting like Facebook, but breaking them down into private networks. The road to becoming an entrepreneur was long and hard, especially while working in various other positions, but eventually gave way to Waddle. Through his experience with Alpha Kappa Psi, Tran found opportunities for leadership. As an undergraduate he became more confident and took on many leadership positions. As an alumnus, the same holds true having volunteered in many capacities as chapter advisor, section director and regional director.

“After you take the first step to follow your dream, everything else seems easier. Now I’m more confident I can do what I’m doing, without the fear.”

     

 

Doug Croft, Western Carolina ’81-Life, has been a part of the not-for-profit world for 27 years. In 2015, Croft ended his term as president of North Carolina’s Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce. His entire career has been non-profit centered, giving him a unique view on how to assist struggling entrepreneurs and businesses. Croft is passionate about sharing his insights from the many years helping businesses understand the need for a good business plan, marketing efforts, and general business leadership. As an undergraduate, he took on the leadership role of president in Alpha Kappa Psi. Being chapter president became the gateway to his first career success and a valuable lesson in leadership for many years to come. Prior to joining the chamber of commerce in 1988, Croft was director of membership services and development at the Alpha Kappa Psi headquarters in Indianapolis.

“You’ve got to be all in, but have to be smart about it. I can’t tell you how many people came into my office having trouble because they didn’t have a good business plan, or weaknesses in their business plan got ignored because the dream was so strong.”

From the most recent graduate to the seasoned veteran, these alumni share their goals, passions, and expertise in the latest issue of the Diary. The full articles featuring these alumni are available in the Diary (volume 105 no. 1).

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

The Ins and Outs of a Smart Interviewer
3/24/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2016) – There are many articles, courses and lectures on being an interviewee, but the latest issue of the Diary will show you how to be the best interviewer possible.

Whether you have conducted hundreds of interviews in your lifetime or you are about to begin your first, your aim is to get the right person for the job. Two articles in the Dairy are specific to honing interviewing skills and becoming acquainted to the warning signs, “Smart Interviewing: Getting the Right Person” and “Crucial Signs You Should Take a Pass on a Job Interviewee”.

Do you know what characteristics will fit well with the team? Do you know how to probe for vital qualifications? Before the interview even begins, preparation of questions and the format need to be decided. It is up to the discretion of the supervisor, but if necessary, more than one interviewer might be considered useful. Interview training might also be useful if you lack the ability to make an interviewee comfortable and keeping questions relevant. Arbitrary questions are occasionally useful, but often-times wind up far from useful in finding the right candidate.

Even before making decisions between interviewees, you must focus on identifying any red flags. By avoiding potential problems during the hiring stage, you are free to focus on developing the potential of individuals with qualities you admire.

More useful information for the interviewer is available in the full articles found in latest issue of the Diary (volume 105 no. 1).

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

15 Members of the Mu Chapter Named 2016 Pace Setters Recipients
3/21/2016

COLUMBUS (March 21, 2016) – Earlier this month, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University awarded 52 undergraduate students the esteemed Pace Setters Award, of which 15 of the recipients are current members of the Mu Chapter.

As the College’s top honor, the Pace Setter awards celebrate those students who excel both in and out of the classroom and who exemplify the purpose and passion that define Fisher students and graduates: they are juniors and seniors who rank among the top 2% of their class and demonstrate exemplary leadership and service to Fisher and the community. – Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

The annual award is given to the college’s top students, who are selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated leadership ability. Nominated and voted on by faculty, staff, and peers, these undergraduates receive certificates, pins, and scholarships at the spring ceremony.

Congratulations to the 2016 Pace Setters recipients of the Mu Chapter:

*2014-15 and 2015-16 All-AKPsi Academic Team Members

Senior Pace Setters:

Elyssa Helker '13*
Joseph Kaiser '13
Amjed Osman '13
Connor Turk '13
Elizabeth Yuan '13

Junior Pace Setters:

Barret L. Bender '13
Jeffrey Chen '14
Samuel J. Christman '14
Paul D’Hyver '13
Timothy P. Gill '14
Andrew P. Jasen '13
Michael McKune '14
Ellen Onders '14
Caroline A. Speice '13
Matthew K. Stewart '14

Along with the chapter's 15 newly named recipients, current members Emmi B. Banner '12, Christopher John '12*, Richard A. Loveland '13, John B. Renner '13*, and Matthew X. Shaver '13* were awarded in the previous year as Junior Pace Setters.

This remarkable accomplishment coincides with members John Renner and Caroline Spiece receiving the Robert E. Georges Senior Award and Walter M. Rudin Junior Award respectively. Renner was also named one of eight All-AKPsi Academic Team Captains and received the Outstanding Chapter Leader for Alumni Outreach during the 2015 Convention in Norfolk, VA.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Delta Upsilon Chapter Names Kent Oram 2016 Idaho Business Leader of the Year
3/18/2016

POCATELLO, IDAHO (March 18, 2016) -- The Delta Upsilon Chapter at Idaho State University named Kent Oram, CEO of Idaho Central Credit Union as the 2016 Idaho Business Leader of the Year and initiated him as an honorary member.

Oram holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Idaho State University as well as Certified Chief Executive and Certified Credit Union Executive designations from the Credit Union Executive Society. He was presented with the Credit Union Executive Society Rising 100 Award in 2006, was recognized as the Credit Union Executive Society Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and was inducted into the Credit Union Executive Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

The Alpha Kappa Psi Idaho Business Leader of the Year award annually recognizes an Idaho business leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and professional ethics while contributing significant support to worthwhile community, civic and educational activities.

“Each person nominated is then evaluated by the members of Alpha Kappa Psi on a number of criteria: recognition of the nominee’s stature as a business leader within the business community, involvement in community service, evidence of support for higher education, and the candidate’s reputation as an ethical businessperson and role model for our students.”

Awarded by the brothers of the Delta Upsilon Chapter since 1959, previous honorees have included a congressman, former governors, entrepreneurs, and leaders of some of Idaho’s largest companies. The recognition program is the longest-standing one of its kind in Idaho.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Establishes Colony at Loyola University Maryland
3/15/2016

BALTIMORE (March 15, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently established a colony at Loyola University Maryland.

During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career. The group is lead by colony president Theresa Patti.

The University inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. At Loyola, this means that the curriculum is rigorous and faculty expectations are high. With majors and minors in more than 40 academic fields, Loyola offers an undergraduate program grounded in the liberal arts, focused primarily on developing undergraduate students as well-rounded scholars and leaders who are distinctly prepared to succeed in every aspect of their lives. (Retrieved from loyola.edu)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Gamma Nu Chapter Granted Re-Charter at Babson College
3/10/2016

BABSON PARK, MASSACHUSETTS (March 10, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently re-chartered the Gamma Nu Chapter at Babson College.

The re-chartering was directed by Fraternity Executive Vice President Mike Dickerson, Virginia Tech ’04-Life, with 66 new students initiated as members. This revitalization shows great efforts in restoring the Gamma Nu Chapter which originally lasted 44 years after first chartering in 1953.

During the colonization period, the students hosted various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students developed skills that easily translated to their professional career. The colony’s professional events included a panel of investors featuring William LaPoint, co-founder of Halpern, Denny and Company, and Mark Altman, CEO and founder of MindsetGo. Additional events included an etiquette dinner and card making for Boston Children’s Hospital.

In a letter of support for the group, University President Kerry Healey spoke on the positive impact Alpha Kappa Psi will provide for Babson College. “The mission of Alpha Kappa Psi reflects the mission of Babson College,” said Healey. “Both strive to develop well-trained, ethical and experienced business leaders. Alpha Kappa Psi would complement our students’ education and strengthen the practical knowledge they need to succeed in our increasingly global and complex business environment.”

The group is led by president, Rada Ilieva and supported by Area Vice President Lisa Calandriello, American ’97-Life, Regional Director Jason Weinstein, McGill ’03-Life, Section Director MiCoya Grace Hutchins, Detroit (Day) ’87-Life and Colony Advisor Myca Ferrer, American ‘06. “In my time serving as their colony advisor, I have already witnessed their unwavering dedication to the success of the colony from the colonists and executive board alike,” said Ferrer. "This ability to harness such excitement and cultivate it into results will prove fruitful for each individual’s personal growth after their years at Babson College.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

2016 Principled Business Leadership Institute
3/8/2016


INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2016) -- Held in six different cities across the country, the 2016 Principled Business Leadership Institute (PBLI) offered programming focused on professional skill building at the individual level, while allowing for the opportunity to network with other members and business professionals.

During the opening sessions, attendees were given group challenges. One such challenge was “The Marshmallow Challenge”. The idea was to bring together members from different chapters in an attempt to create the tallest freestanding structure. Through constant communication, collaboration, trials and errors, teams were able to create soaring towers made only of spaghetti, string, tape and a marshmallow. This challenge is one of many throughout the events that taught attendees different ways of thinking and approaching problems.

Breakout sessions provided attendees ample opportunities to delve deeper by solving individual and chapter related problems, identifying personal branding strategies, accountability concepts and much more. Each discussion furthered the conversation centered on professional skill building while opening the door to networking opportunities. Find more information on breakout sessions and speakers at each location on the main PBLI page.

In addition to PBLI, Case Competition was held simultaneously at multiple locations. Teams competed for the top three spots and scholarships awarded by the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation from the William E. Donnelly Scholarship Fund.

Alpha Kappa Psi extends its gratitude to this year’s speakers who facilitated close-knit group conversations with chapters and individuals throughout the event.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Recognizes Winning Case Competition Teams
3/1/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2016) -- The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to recognize the winning Case Competition teams that competed during this year's Principled Business Leadership Institute.

All team members must have been Alpha Kappa Psi student members in good standing at the time of registration and the onsite competition. Teams consisted of two, three or four members and competitions were held at all locations excluding Oklahoma City, OK.

The teams will be recognized in the next issue of the Alpha Kappa Psi Diary.

2016 Case Competition - Alexandria:



Top: Rho Consulting (1st Place)
Left: (2nd Place)
Right: (3rd Place)

2016 Case Competition - Reno:


Top: AGS Consulting (1st Place)
Left: Big Picture Consulting (2nd Place)
Right: Iris My Case (3rd Place)

2016 Case Competition - Lexington:



Left: Wyoming Teams (1st and 3rd Place)
Right: Milwaukee Team (2nd Place)

2016 Case Competition - Orlando:


Top: (1st Place)
Left: (2nd Place)
Right: (3rd Place)

2016 Case Competition - Chicago:



Top Gun Marketing (1st Place)

Each year, up to three winning teams at each location are presented with scholarships from the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation’s William E. Donnelly Scholarship Fund to be divided equally between team members. Scholarship amounts are as follows:

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500

The foundation extends its gratitude to this year’s competition judges who had the task of evaluating all presentations at each location.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Pi Rho Hosts Second Annual Charity:Ball
2/25/2016

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (February 25, 2016) -- For the second year, the Pi Rho Chapter at Cal Poly delivered a successful Charity:Ball, raising money for Charity:Water and giving many people access to clean water.

Charity:Water, a nonprofit on a mission to bring clean drinking water to every person on the planet, supports events such as Charity:Ball and others by proving each donaton goes to their clean water efforts. Charity:Ball is a night where the chapter brought supporters together to let them know how big of a difference their contribution can make towards providing clean water. The night was full of performances, speakers, and exhibits centered on clean water resources and how attendees could make a difference.

David Ha, member of Pi Rho and project lead, was motivated “after seeing how much of a difference one person can make. It’s crazy how there are over 663 million people in the world that don’t have easy access to clean water. But what I find crazier is that I can help make a huge dent in that number with just a small contribution. I wanted to start this campaign because I could let people enjoy themselves while helping others in return. Nothing feels better than being able to help spread positivity and enjoy doing what you love at the same time.”

The team of members who put on the event were incredibly passionate for the cause from the get-go. Their passion deterred any struggles or conflicts between them and set their focus on a successful event. They continually set very large goals for themselves but were always positive that they could go above and beyond. Their efforts broke through their $7,500 goal and raised more than $8,400 for Charity:Water.

When asked what next year’s event would bring, Ha said he “hopes to have a more active involvement within our community. Most of our attendees were college students even though we were hoping to reach out to more parents, children, and families.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Eight Student Members Receive All-AKPsi Academic Team Co-Captain Designation
2/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (February 17, 2016) -- The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to announce the eight team captains for this year’s All-AKPsi Academic Team. From the 283 juniors and seniors named to the team in December, these eight co-captains have been selected to represent the team and will each receive $250 educational grants from the foundation:

2015-16 All-AKPsi Academic Team Co-Captains:

Jessica Campanilla, Virginia Commonwealth ‘14

Lauren Eng, Santa Clara ‘14


Samuel Gray, Drake ‘12

Carolyn Heger, Missouri ‘13

Michael Kaplan, Cornell ‘14


Celine Olcott, Wake Forest ‘14

John Renner, Ohio State ‘13


Wesley Sweigart, UNC-Charlotte ’14-Life

Each year, the All-AKPsi Academic Team honors individuals who balance academics with leadership in their chapters and communities. To apply, students need to be juniors or seniors and have GPAs of 3.50 or higher.

"I am a firm believer in Socrates' mantra, 'The unexamined life is not worth living,'" said Wesley Sweigart, recently named All-AKPsi Academic Team Co-Captain. "Therefore, every major pursuit of my college career has been examined and proven helpful to furthering my goals. Alpha Kappa Psi has been a crucial part of my collegiate achievements, and receiving the All-AKPsi Academic Team Scholarship is a great honor."

The foundation extends its gratitude to this year’s selection committee which had the monumental task of narrowing the list of 283 individuals down to eight team captains:

  • Danielle Fisch, Wyoming ’13-Life
  • Gio Fernandez, Florida International '01
  • Eliza Hernandez, UNC-Charlotte ‘09-Life
  • Paul Hershberger, Marshall ’10
  • Christopher Jenkins, South Carolina State ’03
  • Caitlin Lindenhovius, Buffalo ‘12-Life
  • Paula Elaine Minton-Givens, Western Kentucky ’04-Life
  • Christian Nuccio, UNC-Charlotte ‘09-Life
  • David Rodriguez, Pittsburgh ’02
  • Caleb Truitt, UNC-Charlotte ’02.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

The Psi Xi Chapter Holds Water Drive Aiding Flint, MI During Crisis
1/27/2016

 

FLINT, MI (January 27, 2016) – Members of the Psi Xi Chapter at Grand Valley State University, callaborated with P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organizations for Women Entering Reality), AIM International, NAACP, and NPHC on campus, in an attempt to help families of the water crisis by creating the Flint Water Drive.

The city of Flint is suffering from over leaded water, which stemmed from the people of the city transitioning away from water from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Jake Kendall, Nijah' McNeal, and other members of the Psi Xi Chapter were directly affected, which prompted them to create the Flint Water Drive on the GVSU campus. “I am actually from Flint, MI,” said Kendall. “I have lived there my whole life, as majority of my family is still residents of Flint. It really hurts to know that all of my friends and family have no clean water to use at home. So this drive to me is personal, I am just blessed to be surrounded by such a loyal and supportive organization.”

Due to McNeal also living close to Flint, she knows the crisis well and why this drive is needed. "The Flint Water Drive means a lot to me," said McNeal. "Particularly because my hometown is less than an hour away from Flint, I have friends who reside in Flint, and it is also like a second hometown for me. Jake Kendall and I came up with an idea for a Water Drive that we would have 5 days in a week (jan 25-29th) accepting water and monetary donations."

Through the efforts of Kendall and McNeal, the Psi Xi Chapter reached out to gain support for their endeavor through professors. They began asking professors to give extra credit to students who contributed to the water drive. In addition, members gave short presentations to their peers about the crisis, the drive and why it was so important.

Throughout the process, members of Psi Xi have been there to aid Kendall and the other organizations. The chapter provides guidance, service hours, and much more whenever they are asked. Kendall, also a member of a new organization on the GVSU campus said, “This project was the first service event that we put on (POWER & AIM - new organizations on campus), so there were a whole lot of things that we needed help and guidance with. Alpha Kappa Psi was there for me with whatever and whenever I needed them.”

McNeal and Kendall have both learned much from this experience and their chapter had been an integral part. "Alpha Kappa Psi has taught me that giving back to a community and providing service can have a great impact. My drive to help others who cannot help themselves is indescribable. Alpha Kappa Psi has shaped me into understanding myself, as well as others," said McNeal.

The organizations involved in the Flint Water Drive plan on personally delivering the donations to Flint Michigan on February 6. The original date of the drive has been extended to February 5, due to the increase of donations and coverage from local media. The organizations have made it obvious they are doing this from their hearts. They want to provide the people of Flint with a basic resource they have been without.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Accelerating Your Career Through "I Inc." by Mike Callahan
1/22/2016

 

INDIANAPOLIS (January 22, 2016) -- At each PBLI location, attendees will be given an opportunity to learn from career accelerating concepts outlined in “I Inc. Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship” written by Mike Callahan.

At PBLI, there will be an opportunity to learn from both overarching topics discussed in “I Inc.”, as well as a deeper look into the concepts. Four separate programs will be provided where individuals will build career guides and learn how to effectively compete in the professional environment. Speakers will be discussing various aspects of the book throughout PBLI and how to apply the methods to everyday situations.

Callahan believes that through the lessons in his book, "Instead of students simply putting their résumé out there and hoping someone will give them a job, we want the students to truly become entrepreneurs of their own careers and learn to market themselves effectively in today's competitive job market. We want to help them develop more of an entrepreneurial mindset and learn about their personal values and aspirations at a deeper level. We want them learn how to develop their personal brand, how to find undeserved opportunities and ultimately create a compelling personal value proposition. And then we want to help them tell their personal story to potential employers via oral, written and social media techniques."

Anyone interested in the program, or who want to learn more, will be given the chance to receive a copy of Callahan's book. This special edition book is branded with Alpha Kappa Psi and provided by the fraternity. Regardless if you are a lucky recipient of a free copy, all AKPsi members are automatically invited to participate in a seven (7) week online course to discuss and ask questions of the author, coaches, mentors, and more.

Mike Callahan is a lecturer in the College of Business and Director of the COB –Internship and Career Management Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In this role, he works with employers to develop challenging internship and job placement opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Business and then works with the students to help them develop the Skills and Knowledge, Track Record and Relationship skills necessary to help them launch viable careers. Before entering academia, Professor Callahan spent 25 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he was director of human resources for Latin America and held positions in account and regional management.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Jess LaNore Departs AKPsi's Professional Staff
1/19/2016


INDIANAPOLIS (January 19, 2016) -- Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity announced today that Jess LaNore, CAE, Purdue '00-Honorary/Life is leaving his position as managing director of alumni services to pursue other opportunities. The 18-year veteran of the fraternity’s professional staff will step down from full-time responsibilities on March 31, but as part of a transition process he’ll maintain limited duties through the end of September.

“Jess is in a league of his own,” says CEO Steven Hartman. “He is a trusted staff member who brings strong leadership, incredible intellect and a tremendous work ethic that is beyond compare. Working with Jess has been a pleasure and privilege; his expertise, sound judgment, compassionate leadership and good humor have been invaluable to me. The board and I are deeply grateful for all he has done for Alpha Kappa Psi.”

As managing director of alumni services, LaNore is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Alpha Kappa Psi’s educational foundation and for serving as editor of its magazine, The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi. During his tenure, annual donors to the foundation increased three-fold and the Diary became the first magazine of any professional fraternity to be recognized as “Magazine of the Year” by the Fraternity Communications Association. LaNore's other responsibilities include oversight of Alpha Kappa Psi’s trademark, merchandise and licensing programs. He is also Alpha Kappa Psi’s archivist and unofficial historian.

LaNore earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995 from Washington State University and has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 2009. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and Society of Indiana Archivists, and is a past president of the Fraternity Communications Association.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Bay Area Alumni Chapter Volunteers for Annual Holiday Drive
1/12/2016

MILPITAS, CA (January 12, 2016) -- Each year, the Bay Area Alumni Chapter (BAAC) signs up to host or sponsor children for Family Giving Tree's annual holiday drive. This year was no exception. The Alumni Chapter signed up for a Virtual Giving Tree.

The Family Giving Tree brings hope and joy to those in need. The Bay Area ranks as one of the world’s most affluent areas, yet more than 800,000 Bay Area residents are living at or below the poverty line and one out of every four children here lives in poverty. Since the organization’s creation just over 20 years ago, they have provided gifts or backpacks to more than 1.2 million children and counting.

Jessica Hill, organizer and leader of the toy drive, shares her experience with Family Giving Tree over the past few years. “BAAC has been volunteering annually at Family Giving Tree since 2007, helping sort and wrap gifts to be distributed to over 200 agencies in the SF Bay Area. Family Giving Tree is a local non-profit that engages support from the entire Bay Area through the generosity and support of companies, churches, schools, and organizations (i.e. BAAC). This organization has granted over 1 million children their exact wish for Christmas since its inception. The BAAC became a "host" group for Family Giving Tree beginning in 2010, where our members have the opportunity to sign up to donate gifts to the children. This year, our members helped provide gifts to 60 children.”

 

For the Bay Area’s volunteer event, they created two different segments. The first segment is to donate unwrapped new gifts for a child between $25-$40; the second, to sort and organize those gifts in the Family Giving Tree warehouse. This annual event occasionally struggles to engage the newer alumni members, but once they see the impact their alumni chapter makes, the next year they are quick to volunteer. The event itself goes off without a hitch every year, in part because the volunteers are in no rush to get in and out of the event. They come to contribute and make a difference. “Maybe it's because AKPsi brothers are generally superstars anyway, but I love to see how efficiently and collaboratively things come together,” says Mason Richman of the Bay Area Alumni Chapter.

“I can't say enough good things about AKPsi and how great all the members are. I had the opportunity to bring my whole family this year and the kids (ages 4 and 5) were included in the activity with open arms. Warms my heart to start volunteering at a young age and instill values as such a young age. Starting my future AKPsi-ers work ethic now!” - Beth McLean

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Psi Nu Chapter Visits Spotify, Tumblr and Google During Fall 2015
1/5/2016

INDIANAPOLIS (January 5, 2016) -- Brothers from the Psi Nu Chapter at Baruch College continued developing their real world business experiences by visiting Google’s Chelsea location, Tumblr and Spotify all within the fall 2015 semester.


The Psi Nu Chapter visit to Spotify


The Psi Nu Chapter visit to Tumblr 

The Psi Nu Chapter visit to Google (Chelsea Office)

The chapter wanted to gain a better understanding of each company’s culture and learn more about the general operations. During each of the visits, the chapter was able to get a behind the scenes look, learning about the inner workings from the passionate people who work there.

Google, Tumblr and Spotify’s offices all pride themselves on their company culture based on a relaxed and open work environment that stimulates productivity. The reduction of physical walls and the addition of “de-stressing” rooms allow for each company to create an atmosphere conducive to happier employees, who are excited to come to work and create new projects.

The three offices contain collaborative work spaces, shared eating areas, and a simple but fun look. They all bring in aspects from their respective companies into the work environment. Spotify contains a stage for bands to perform in the workspace, Tumblr has graffiti and artwork throughout the office created by Tumblr users, and Google provides their employees an abundance of interactive activities and even an around-the-clock IT bar.

Though each of these companies create different tools for consumers to use, their cultures are quite similar; to create a happy, collaborative, and productive workplace. Throughout the semester, the Psi Nu chapter enjoyed all of their excursions and after each visit, “left with a stronger sense of community”.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Foundation Names the 2015-16 All-AKPsi Academic Team
12/18/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (December 17, 2015) The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has officially named 283 students to its 2015-16 All-AKPsi Academic Team. The team honors students who maintain excellence in academic standing while making positive contributions to their campus and community.

From among the team members, eight outstanding individuals will be selected as team captains and receive educational grants from the foundation. This is the 18th year the foundation has sponsored the All-AKPsi Academic Team.

 

2015-16 All-AKPsi Academic Team Roster:

Kaitlyn Elgart, Alabama ‘14
Jessica Lee, Alabama ‘15
Samantha Rudelich, Alabama ‘15
John Schnatz, Alabama ‘13*
Amanda Wolosz, Alabama ‘12*
Eric Cardenas, Arizona ‘14
Samson Meyer, Arizona ‘13
Michael Galibov, Arizona State ‘14
Connor Murphy, Arizona State ‘14
Trevor Thompson, Arizona State ‘13*
Samantha Hua, Baruch College ‘13
Irene Lee, Baruch College ‘13
Vivian Wu, Baruch College ‘12*
Sanjay Achar, Binghamton ‘14
Tristan Chang, Binghamton ‘14
Keith Chong, Binghamton ‘14*
Mark DiBiase, Binghamton ‘13*
Laura Dwyer, Binghamton ‘14
Brian Hun, Binghamton ‘13*
Thomas Kirk, Binghamton ‘15
Molly Law, Binghamton ‘13*
Justine Lebedz, Binghamton ‘13*
Andrew Lehewych, Binghamton ‘14*
Esti Lodge, Binghamton ‘14
Ryan Logrieco, Binghamton ‘13*
Jake Oppenheim, Binghamton ‘14
Morgan Strzelczyk, Binghamton ‘13*
Cara Treidel, Binghamton ‘13
Sunshine Moore, Boise State ‘14-Life*
Jillian Lau, Boston ‘12
Nicholas Schrager, Buffalo ‘13-Life*
Nina Zou, Buffalo ‘15
Chelsea Boyce, Butler ‘15
Amanda Hong, California - Davis ‘15
Luis Gonzalez Haro, California - Merced ‘14*
Xinyi Gu, Case Western Reserve ‘14
Lisa Huang, Case Western Reserve ‘14
Tianxin Huang, Case Western Reserve ‘14
Aravind Nair, Case Western Reserve ‘13
Blake Dagenais, Central Michigan ‘13
Jordan Dragos, Central Michigan ‘14
Lindsey Mason, Central Michigan ‘12
Brian Nakoneczny, Central Michigan ‘14
Micah Ward, Central Michigan ‘14
Audrey Weber, Central Michigan ‘14
Arttu Fiva, Christopher Newport ‘15
Jacqueline Gaine, Christopher Newport ‘13
Jennifer Harvey, Christopher Newport ‘14
Shirley Feng, Columbia ‘14
Shrey Jasani, Columbia ‘13
Richin Kabra, Columbia ‘13*
Madeleine Steinberg, Columbia ‘15
Nicholas Aguilar, Connecticut ‘12*
Brooke Alix, Connecticut ‘14
Curtiss Johnson, Connecticut ‘15
Micaela Joyce, Connecticut ‘15
Kimberly Loughery, Connecticut ‘12
Lauren Marullo, Connecticut ‘15
David Rodriguez, Connecticut '15
Tomasz Siemaszko, Connecticut ‘12
Eric Bloom, Cornell ‘14
Jason Epstein, Cornell ‘13
Ian Harris, Cornell ‘13
Paulina Kang, Cornell
Michael Kaplan, Cornell ‘14
Alexander LaViolette, Cornell ‘14
Catherine McAnney, Cornell ‘13
Tess Munsie, Cornell ‘14
Abhinav Parakh, Cornell ‘14
Nicole Picket, Cornell ‘13
Surya Pochareddy, Cornell ‘15
Andrew Razman, Cornell ‘14*
Yuxiao Tan, Cornell ‘14
Mike West, Cornell ‘13
Samantha Wilhelm, Cornell ‘14
Olivia Curzi, Delaware ‘13
Navika Gangrade, Delaware ‘15
Katelyn Murray, Delaware ‘14
Jordan Peck, Delaware ‘14
Matthew Sobel, Delaware ‘14
Jesse Xiong, Delaware ‘14
Lucy Corbin, DePaul ‘15
Elliott Igunbor, DePaul ‘15
Josiah Baumann, Drake ‘14
Linnea Bellomo, Drake ‘15
Madeline Cohen, Drake ‘14
Morgan Dezenski, Drake ‘12-Life
Jeremy Fahling, Drake ‘12
Brittany Fortunato, Drake ‘13
Samuel Gray, Drake ‘12*
Sarah Grossman, Drake ‘13
Jeffrey Konrad, Drake ‘13*
Jenna Nelson, Drake ‘13
Hannah Ruszczyk, Drake ‘14
Michael Vigen, Drake ‘14
Jamie Zaine, Drake ‘14
Erin Barrett, Eastern Washington
Sonya Borgman, Eastern Washington ‘15
Cassandra Fogel, Eastern Washington ‘14
Alexander Cohen, Florida State ‘13
Maya Cook, George Mason ‘13
Alexandra Marsh, George Mason ‘12*
Shannon Sparks, Gonzaga ‘14
Samantha Entwistle, High Point ‘14
Liz Reichart, High Point ‘14
Kevin Doherty, IIlinois ‘13
Christine Fasano, Illinois '12
Brooke Heidewald, Illinois ‘15
Neil Hughes, Illinois ‘14
Karim Mohammadali, Illinois ‘13
Erin Morgan, Illinois ‘14
Madeline Siambekos, Illinois ‘13
Krishna Somayajula, Illinois ‘13*
Oriane Dalmeida, Illinois ‘15
Agnes Kowalski, Illinois State ‘14
Kyle Varble, Indiana State ‘13
Emily Ayres, Iowa ‘15
Rachel Langholz, Iowa ‘14
Katelyn Wheeldon, Iowa ‘12*
Tyler Bostedt, Iowa State ‘14
Collete Haag, Iowa State ‘13
Megan Grant, Lipscomb ‘14
Shannon Bissnette, Lock Haven ‘14
Colby Wagner, Lock Haven ‘14*
William Whale, Lock Haven ‘13*
Trent Davis, Louisiana State ‘15
Danielle Jasper, Louisiana State ‘14*
Mollie Richard, Loyola Marymount ‘13
Alayna Abel, Maryland ‘14
Sumit Dalsania, Maryland
Aashima Gupta, Maryland ‘13*
Sachi Khemka, Maryland ‘14
Jessica Ma, Maryland ‘13*
Allison Reid, Maryland ‘15
Derek Breese, Miami ‘13
Shamarsha Jordan, Middle Tennessee ‘14
Kaitlin Maxwell, Middle Tennessee ‘15
Mark Foley, Minnesota ‘12*

 

Nick Helgeson, Minnesota ‘12
Blake Olson, Minnesota ‘14
Katrina Vogelgesang, Minnesota ‘14*
Hayden Franklin, Mississippi ‘15
Lauren Rogers, Mississippi ‘14*
Lauren Alexander, Missouri ‘14
Tyler Becker, Missouri ‘12
Jared Dey, Missouri ‘14*
Anthony Duke, Missouri ‘14*
Katelyn Entzeroth, Missouri ‘15
Shruti Gulati, Missouri ‘15
Anna Guyette, Missouri ‘14*
Carolyn Heger, Missouri ‘13
Joe Heinzler, Missouri ‘13*
Kyle Holtzman, Missouri ‘13*
Lindsey Howard, Missouri ‘14
Ty Kapitzky, Missouri ‘14
Jeremy Myers, Missouri ‘13*
Shayna Painter, Missouri ‘13
Linda Steinhardt, Missouri ‘15
Tanner Stitzer, Missouri ‘13
Whitney Norton, Missouri Western ‘14
Joseph Talafous, Monmouth ‘13
Siddharth Das, New York ‘14
Ajay Kanuri, New York ‘13*
Dylan Qian, New York ‘14
Brian Song, New York ‘14
Clark Tang, New York ‘14
Ziqi Yao, New York ‘14
Catherine Ayres, North Carolina ‘12
Kevin Fitzgerald, North Carolina ‘14
Rachel Hammond, North Carolina ‘13
Ben Horlick, North Carolina ‘14
Ashley Lyons, North Carolina - Charlotte ‘15
Wesley Sweigart, North Carolina - Charlotte ‘14-Life
*Monica Brookie, North Carolina State ‘14
Cara Chabreck, North Carolina State ‘13*
Fabio Daiber, North Carolina State ‘14
Jenna DelSignore, North Carolina State ‘14
Vijay Kailash, North Carolina State ‘15
Tara Lucas, North Carolina State ‘13*
Karina Patel, North Carolina State ‘15
Asaf Ravid, North Carolina State ‘15
Shannah Henk, North Dakota ‘14
Kelsey Lee, North Dakota ‘14
Mindi Chen, Northeastern ‘14*
Kenneth Lau, Northeastern ‘14
Kai Yasutomi, Northeastern ‘14
Juju Miao, Northwestern ‘14
Chris Ren, Northwestern ‘13
Jacob Robinson, Northwestern ‘15
Lauren Wang, Northwestern ‘13
Michael Bacha, Ohio State ‘13
Barret Bender, Ohio State ‘13
Samuel Christman, Ohio State ‘14
Patrick Gill, Ohio State ‘14
Elyssa Helker, Ohio State ‘13*
Christopher John, Ohio State ‘12*
Jack Renner, Ohio State ‘13*
CC Salzman, Ohio State ‘14
Matthew Shaver, Ohio State ‘13*
Adam Moran, Oregon '13
Jiuyang Shao, Oregon ‘15
Josephine Widjaja, Oregon ‘15
Alicia De Leon Mendoza, Oregon State ‘15
Stephanie Krautscheid, Oregon State ‘14
Linh Nguyen, Oregon State ‘15
Sara Winick-Brown, Oregon State ‘14
Charlotte Dicharry, Portland State ‘14-Life*
John Riddell, Purdue ‘14*
Ryan Byrne, Sacred Heart ‘15
Kevin Creagh, Sacred Heart ‘15
Kristen Dalia, Sacred Heart ‘15
Audrey Saavedra, Sacred Heart
Shannon Smith, Sacred Heart 
Arun Coumar, Santa Clara ‘15
Ryan Daly, Santa Clara ‘14
Lauren Eng, Santa Clara ‘14
Michelle Fat, Santa Clara ‘13
Matt Katawicz, Santa Clara ‘14-Life
Natalie Neumann, Santa Clara ‘13
Roshan Rama, Santa Clara ‘13
Vivian Stoneking, Santa Clara ‘14*
Eric Wang, Santa Clara ‘15
Rachel Simmons, Shippensburg ‘14
Clairissa Boring, Slippery Rock ‘14
Kristen Check, Slippery Rock ‘14*
Kayla Fatica, Slippery Rock ‘13
Kalliopi Georgalos, Slippery Rock ‘14
Ashley McCollum, Slippery Rock ‘12*
Brandon Merry, Slippery Rock ‘14
Brice Merry, Slippery Rock ‘14
Shannon Mirarchi, Slippery Rock ‘12
Kristie Reynolds, Slippery Rock ‘13
Mariah Salas, Slippery Rock '15
Kingsley Sebastian, Slippery Rock ‘15
Kaitlyn Vangelo, Slippery Rock ‘12
Tanakrit Sermsuksan, Southern California ‘13*
Andrea Seifert, Southern Indiana ‘13
Sabrina Janski, Southern Methodist ‘13
Kai Jian Chua, Stanford ‘14
Rachel Lee, Stanford ‘14*
Nicole Cerullo, Stony Brook ‘14
Gabriella Bello, Syracuse ‘14
Diana Correia, Syracuse ‘14
Bamidele Idowu, Syracuse ‘14
Lindsey Ludlam, Syracuse ‘13
C'Ara McCrea, Syracuse ‘14
Ashanna McKenzie, Syracuse ‘15
Qirong Zheng, Syracuse ‘15
Nakiya Shamshudin, Temple ‘13
Erin Harris, Tennessee State ‘14
Anne Chang, Texas ‘13
Raynell Gao, Texas ‘13
Laura Garcia, Texas ‘13
Kenneth Hollinger, Texas ‘14
Adam Hood, Texas ‘14
Jacob Hood, Texas ‘14
Nicole Nagel, Texas ‘13
Prarthana Neotia, Texas ‘15
Luke Orlando, Texas ‘13
Niket Parikh, Texas ‘12
Armin Rahmani, Texas ‘14
Shelby Strohla, Texas ‘14
Amy Yong, Texas ‘12
Dana Breese, Toledo ‘14
Judith Brockman, Toledo ‘13
Trevor Cox, Toledo ‘12*
Natalie Gaynier, Toledo ‘14
Joanne Hosny, Toledo ‘15
Alysa Malcolm, Toledo ‘12
Patrick Northcraft, Toledo ‘13-Life
Dung Vu, Trinity ‘15
Jessica Campanilla, Virginia Commonwealth ‘14
Jennifer Zhu, Virginia Commonwealth ‘14
Celine Olcott, Wake Forest ‘14
Giuliana Savini, Wake Forest ‘15
Christina Dou, William & Mary ‘14
Yue Du, William & Mary ‘15
Elena Sakach, William & Mary ‘13
Ryan Colligan, Wisconsin ‘13*
Marlo Cordio, Wisconsin ‘13
Ceci Rogers, Wisconsin ‘14
Shannon Scully, Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‘14
Tyler Wenzel, Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‘14

* = also a member of the 2014-15 team.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

CSU-Monterey Bay Installs as Chi Kappa Chapter
12/8/2015

SEASIDE, CA (December 7, 2015) – The colony at California State University-Monterey Bay installed as the Chi Kappa Chapter this past Saturday.

The Chi Kappa Chapter installed with 42 founding members.

During the course of the colonization period for Chi Kappa, the members put on various events that brought together the campus, community and future brothers. The events have included fundraising for the Heritage Foundation, working with the Fairground of Monterey, potluck events to celebrate the bonds of brotherhood, a résumé workshop and bringing in a professional speaker. With each event, the members grew together in their personal professional development and as a chapter.

One of the group's philanthropic events was forming a team with another organization on campus for March of Dimes, whose mission is to provide a means for lifesaving research on premature births and to provide improved care for mothers and babies. The members decided together that this was a perfect opportunity to raise money and join together for the March of Dimes 5K walk.

In a chartering petition letter of support, Central Pacific Regional Director, Shane Wakerling, shared his perspective of the chapter’s involvement. “Their community service with the March of Dimes nonprofit organization has turned heads all around campus and they are planning on continuing this event every year. After working with the Interclub Council, they were named an official team for the school. They fundraised and completed a 5K as a colony. Overall, they raised the second highest amount of money on campus. [ …] Each colonist was cheering each other on and they were by far the most cohesive group there.”

The group is full of passionate members, ready to continue growing the chapter and presence on the CSU-Monterey Bay campus. From the bonds the chapter has already created, to the events that have brought their community together - they are focused on providing outstanding professional development through Alpha Kappa Psi. 

"As brothers, we are very excited to see this fraternity take off and grow. We push each other to become better students and individuals. [...] We are very proud of where we are now, and are very excited to see what the future holds for Alpha Kappa Psi here at California State University, Monterey Bay."

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alumni Chapter Sets Roots in Hong Kong
12/8/2015

HONG KONG (December 8, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted the 112th charter to the Hong Kong Alumni Chapter (HKAC). On December 5th, forty brothers came together for the installation of the third active international alumni chapter.

The members of the alumni chapter come from many different walks of life, but remain united through Alpha Kappa Psi. “Our founding members come from more than 10 different student chapters from USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Hong Kong, spanning decades of brotherhood and currently living in five different countries. We represent different career fields in business and come from different cultures, yet our bonds of brotherhood are very strong.”

 The chapter will help re-engage alumni by supporting future expansion efforts, hosting events, and serving as a local point of contact. They plan to support the student and alumni brothers that visit Hong Kong and connect all generations of AKPsi alumni in the area, who might have felt isolated. Throughout their journey, they remain excited for what lies ahead, re-kindling the lasting bonds of Alpha Kappa Psi.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 227 campus based chapters and 43 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Nominations Open for Fraternity Board Positions
12/4/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (December 4, 2015) – Three members of the board – William Callarman, Kenneth Hastey and Dan Stubblefield – have terms that expire in August 2016. The Chapter Congress, in accordance with the Constitution and Statutory Code, shall elect brothers to these three vacancies in accordance with the policies of the board of directors. The electionshall be held in April by email ballot sent to the president of each chapter.

Dr. William Callarman, 
West Texas A&M '62-Life

Kenneth B. Hastey,
Saint Louis '76-Life

Dan L. Stubblefield,
M
iddle Tennessee State '89-Life

The Fraternity Board of Directors is composed of nine alumni members elected by the delegates from all chapters for terms of three years. The board then elects its officers who are the chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary. The responsibility of the board of directors is to set policies and procedures that will guide the fraternity into the future. It acts as the supreme governing body of the fraternity between meetings of the Chapter Congress.

Much alike the board of a corporation, it is charged with, but not limited to:

  • Approving the fraternity budget and annual audit
  • Overseeing the performance of the chief executive officer
  • Granting charters to new chapters
  • Setting the minimum standards that all chapters must annually meet
  • Deciding on the strategic vision of the fraternity and ensuring annual goals are met

The Constitution requires that all nominations for the Fraternity Board of Directors be received at the Heritage Center no later than January 15, 2016.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Chapters Engage with Community Through Service, Awareness and Discussion
12/1/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2015) – Chapters throughout the fraternity have been engaging with their communities through service, awareness campaigns, and discussions.

 

 

Throughout the fall 2015 semester, chapters like the Chi Phi Chapter brought in business professionals, non-members and alumni alike to speak to the chapter and the community. In their mid-November event, the chapter invited Co-founders of am.azed, Constantine Spandagos and Anna Wong, and recruiter of Uber, Sho Takei to give a professional talk. These panel discussions provide a source for those on a job hunt, who want to learn more about a specific industry/cause, and learn about entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

Bringing awareness to their community, the Iota Upsilon Chapter provides another opportunity for members to be involved. The chapter built, decorated, and spent the night in a cardboard house. The event is an attempt to raise awareness of homelessness in the community, as well as around the world. This event brings light to a cause the chapter is passionate about, and demonstrates their commitment to educate the community on the issue.

 

 

 

 

The Seattle Alumni Chapter and other brother from around the area volunteered earlier this fall by banding together to unload four truck-loads of mulch in support of  Mountains to Sound Greenway The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. With help from their families and other alumni, the chapter gave back to their community in the pouring rain, all-the-while keeping service and brotherhood on their minds.

These chapters included their community in discussions, brought a new perspective through community awareness and involved the local community by improving the landscape. The events can be big with over 200 people involved, or they can be a small donation of time planting trees in a local area. Most importantly, it doesn’t matter the size of what they gave or how many people came to help, it’s the dedication they put in.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Chapters Give Thanks for Each Other and Give Back to Community
11/26/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (November 26, 2015) – With evenings of celebrating their appreciation for Alpha Kappa Psi, chapters around the country gave thanks from their members to others, wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Many chapters celebrated together before break, gathering to be thankful for one another. Some had potluck dinners, some celebrated with each other in different cities, and some donated their time to package meals on their break. No matter what they were doing, each chapter gave thanks for their opportunities and the many students and alumni that make up the network of Alpha Kappa Psi.

 

 

 

“This morning, our student and alumni brothers volunteered at First Presbyterian Church to package meals. Thank you to those who volunteered today and we hope you all have a phenomenal Thanksgiving holiday!”

 

“Happy Thanksgiving from the brothers of the Chi Mu chapter! Here are some of the Brothers enjoying "brothersgiving" this past Monday. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!”

Wherever you spend Thanksgiving, or who you spend it with, give thanks for all you have, give your service to those that need it, and be thankful for the support of your fellow brothers.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Certified Fraternity Volunteers, Masters of Excellent Resource Management
11/24/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (November 24, 2015) – A Certified Fraternity Volunteer (CFV) is one who possesses the essential knowledge of Alpha Kappa Psi's operations, ideals and values.

A CFV is an Alpha Kappa Psi volunteer that has successfully mastered the topics around good volunteer resource management. In order to be recognized as a CFV, volunteers must first become a Qualified Fraternity Volunteer and pass the certification exam. In order to receive the designation of being a Certified Fraternity Volunteer, the following four easy steps must be completed.

1. Become a Qualified Fraternity Volunteer (QFV)

2. Prepare for the Certified Fraternity Volunteer Exam

3. Take the Certified Fraternity Volunteer Exam

4. Receive benefits as a Certified Fraterity Volunteer

All volunteers are encouraged to become certified. In order to hold a position on the management team, fraternity or foundation board of directors, it may become a requirement that the CFV designation is achieved within one year of appointment to the volunteer role. Through the CFV program, volunteer principles are elevated while enhancing volunteer development and performance. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.No matter where you spend Thanksgiving, or who you spend it with, give thanks for all you have, give your service to those that need it, and be thankful for the support of your fellow brothers.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Member Accident Protection Program - Benefiting All Eligible Members
11/20/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (November 20, 2015) – As part of a risk management initiative, Alpha Kappa Psi incepted the Member Accident Protection Program, or MAPP, in 2009 and has been a benefit of membership ever since.

MAPP, which is a benefit within the fraternity insurance program, makes sure all eligible undergraduate members and pledges of the fraternity are insured for covered injuries which are incurred while the policy is in force and occur while in good standing with the fraternity.

This coverage is in effect 365 days a year at all times, and the injury does not have to be as a result of an Alpha Kappa Psi activity or event. For example, if a student falls while walking to class and breaks a leg, any out of pocket medical expenses can be covered under this policy, up to a maximum of $25,000.

To put this in perspective, here are a few recent reports (with any identifiable information removed):

  • A student member tore his ACL while playing intramural flag football and was reimbursed $4,300.
  • A student fell down stairs and broke his ankle resulting in a payment of $4,600.
  • A member slipped and fell on her way to class resulting in a payment of $1,100.

The insurance program of Alpha Kappa Psi is incredibly inclusive. Fraternity chapters and colonies, housing corporations, house holding corporations, alumni boards, alumni associations, board of advisors, executive board, parent clubs, officers, directors, volunteers, faculty advisors, members, pledges, and employees of the fraternity are all covered under the insurance policy. Making sure that members receive the most benefits out of their membership is imperative to the fraternity.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Omega Beta Volunteers for Annual Hands for Hope Gala
11/16/2015

FERNDALE, WA (November 16, 2015) – For the Omega Beta Chapter at Western Washington University, giving back to the community meant volunteering at this year’s 2015 Hands for Hope Gala.

The Hands for Hope Gala supports services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault provided by the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS). Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is a county-wide, volunteer based organization that serves individuals of all ages affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency provides client-centered, accessible services which promote empowerment, choice and safety.

In a letter addressing the success of the gala, Katie Rose, Community Engagement Specialist at DVSAS, said, “This year, we raised more than $93,000. That's a tremendous amount of money, but that's more than just dollars. That's a tremendous number of lives changed, changed because of you.”

The chapter has provided volunteers during each year of the gala, with the number of volunteers exceeding 20 members this year. Their role as volunteers was incredibly significant towards the outcome of this event’s success. They gave their services, not because of a requirement, or because they were told, but because they understand the impact their service would provide.

“Though this event is full of laugher and liveliness, the underlying cause is of a very serious nature and it's always important to take time to reflect. We are proud to work with such an influential organization within the Bellingham community.” - Omega Beta Chapter.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Veteran's Day 2015: Recognizing Veterans and Those Serving
11/11/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (November 11, 2015) --On this Veteran's Day, we say "Thank You" to all men and women who have served and currently serve our country.

Chi Omega Chapter (Kevin Chan, Anansa Monea, Reann Mcneary, Cindy Mariel)

Omega Tau Chapter

Pictured: (Top) Kevin Chan, Anasa Monea (Bottom) Reann McNeary, Cindy Mariel

Pictured: (Left) Tesa McArthur and (Right) Jenni Monroe

Alpha Kappa Psi members represent the five core values throughout their daily lives, not just during projects, events, or school. This especially holds true to those who have served or are currently serving.

Those members on active duty carry with them the core values of Alpha Kappa Psi every day. They understand what Alpha Kappa Psi stand for and how it translates over to their training and service.

  • Brotherhood: Trust, respect, cooperation, companionship and aid
  • Knowledge: Education and experience is emphasized and shared
  • Integrity: All actions, whether in business or in life, are guided by honesty, ethics and fairness
  • Service: Sharing of time, talent and treasure with society and with our fraternity is a priority
  • Unity: A common understanding of our vision and values that transcends chapter, generation and profession is utilized to anticipate and create the future

Through their brotherhood, they can trust those they are fighting alongside. They share their knowledge and experience learned in training with others. As the list goes on, these members portray each value within themsleves as they serve our country. We thank you all for your service as we honor your strength and commitment.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Pi Omega Supports A Fresh Start Through National Campaign
11/5/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2015) -- As a part of the Pi Omega Chapter’s 2015-16 “A Fresh Start Campaign”, they are raising awareness to benefit community Homeless Shelters throughout the country this November 9-10 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

A Fresh Start is a national non-profit organization benefiting homeless men, women, and children and was also founded by a brother of the Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Janza Stannard.

When Stannard began working on the idea for A Fresh Start, she was a freshman in high school and the idea was originally a local drive at her high school to collect toiletries for homeless shelters. Once starting school at Purdue University and joining Alpha Kappa Psi, she took the initiative and brought it nation wide. After many years of working on her personal mission and having a vision for seeing it grow, she continues to encourage universities and businesses to join the campaign and raise awareness.

The goal of their continued work is through collaboration with universities and businesses, to help improve the lifestyle of homeless individuals through hygiene, clothing, professional development, and teaching of personal financial stability.

Shelters throughout the country are in need of toiletries, towels and bedding to service the thousands of homeless seen each day. The Pi Omega Chapter, which supports the cause and campaign yearly, aims to connect the web of chapters across the nation to provide these needed essentials.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

SDSU Alpha Kappa Psi Continues Tradition of Community Engagement and Service
11/2/2015

SAN DIEGO (November 2, 2015) -- The fifth annual TEDxSDSU event,will be coming to the San Diego State University campus in the spring semester of 2016.

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. This program is self-organized by the Mu Sigma Chapter, with the goal to bring people together; generating conversation and connections at the local level. The speakers for the spring 2016 program have been selected, though a date has not been set at this time.

Among other involvements on and off the SDSU campus, the Mu Sigma Chapter is influential for high school students in the area, by assisting them in researching colleges, the process of applying and attending, and what they should expect. Continuing on their giving path, Mu Sigma also works with organizations such as Traveling Stories, providing books for underprivileged children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and many more.

Through their hard and dedicated service for their community, they stay true and continue to build upon the core values of Alpha Kappa Psi.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Principled Business Leadership Institute: New Cities, New Rates
10/29/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (October 29, 2015) -- Held in six different cities across the country, the 2016 Principled Business Leadership Institute (PBLI) offers programming focused on professional skill building at the individual level, while allowing for the opportunity to network with other members and business professionals.

 
 
ALEXANDRIA, VA

February 5-7 
 
 
 
Oklahoma City, OK

February 5-7
 
   
 
LEXINGTON, KY

February 12-14
 
 
             
 
 
RENO, NV

February 12-14
 
  
 
CHICAGO, IL

February 19-21
 
 
 
ORLANDO, FL

February 19-21
 
 

 

Attendees will participate in close-knit group conversation throughout the event as well as a curriculum grounded in the the fraternity’s learning modelcore values and guiding principles. Throughout the schedule of events, chapters and individuals will have the opportunity to discuss self-awareness, the values presented to employers, and how to continually grow business leadership skills.

PBLI registration rates have changed from previous years. No longer are rates discounted based on bulk registration tiers. Instead, rates are based on the date of registration; those who register early receive the better rates (the early bird deadline being November 1). 

As a way to provide chapters with first hand business situations, Case Competition is held in conjunction with PBLI. The competition is designed to stimulate students’ thinking by challenging their capabilities and preparing them for future managerial decision making. Teams will compete for the top three spots and scholarships awarded by the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation from the William E. Donnelly Scholarship Fund. The evaluation process for each team is through a panel of alumni judges, providing constructive criticism and advice, pulling from personal education and experience.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Discount Program Offers Members More
10/26/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (October 26, 2015) -- Through the lasting bonds of Alpha Kappa Psi, members are given the knowledge to continuously grow as a principled business leader.

When thinking about membership, the first thought might be about the core values, the professional and educational development and the invaluable professional network that is at your fingertips. What members might not know, is that Alpha Kappa Psi provides additional benefits through the Membership Discount Program.

Apparel

Educational Resources

Insurance & Finance

Travel & Lifestyle

Alpha Kappa Psi understands that as a business professionallife revolves around the every day, the personal, and the professional. AKPsi members can save on travel costs, stay at one of 25 hotels, and rent a car locally or abroad with the eight services offered. One of the most popular discounts is with apparel, where members recieve a 50% discount at Men's Wearhouse along with additional discounts at other providers.

The latest partner to join the ranks of the program is Nationwide Insurance, where members can save on policies including their home, rv, renters, and more. On the recreational side, discount golfing experiences are provided through the leisure discount, Play It Forward Golf. These and future resources are there for the benefit of all members whether it's to help them save money, look good, travel a little easier or just to enjoy themselves.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Michael Scott Examines Finding Your Passion Within New Economic Trends
10/22/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (October 22, 2015) -- The world is constantly changing, rapidly morphing into new and better versions of itself with more and more possibilities for career paths around every corner.

In the latest issue of the Diary, Michael P. Scott, Iowa ’93-Honorary shares how anyone can sift through the immense amount of economic information in our society and find a direction to pursue. “Regardless of where you may be living, it is incumbent upon you to connect the dots between emerging economic trends and cutting-edge job prospects. Once you’ve identified these, examine the ones that bring you energy while aligning with your talents, passions, gifts and interests.”  He gives this advice from the perspective of completely changing his lifestyle; from accepting what he is capable of, and taking the plunge into his passion. 

Scott, journalist and speaker, has a desire for providing economic market intelligence to individuals and organizations. From his past work in human resources, career services and now in investigative journalism, Scott has used these experiences to find exactly what he wanted to do with his life; focusing his time and work on economic and social freedom. 

Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi

The second portion of Scott’s article details emerging trends that savvy business individuals should keep an eye on. He focuses on six key areas: The Growth of Medical Tourism, The New Criminal Element, The Emergence of Big Data, The New Education Model, Geography of Career, and The Proliferation of Micro Businesses. Each area describes possible current and future prospects and shows how each fits within the ever growing economy. 

“Embracing today’s new economic landscape involves a willingness to entertain a change in mindset, one that embraces a series of radical career shifts over time versus a linear trajectory toward the end goal of retirement.”

Scott’s full article can be found in the newest issue of the Diary (volume 104 no. 2). 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Colonist Spotlight - Pratik Patel, Wayne State Colony President
10/19/2015

DETROIT (October 19, 2015) -- As one of Alpha Kappa Psi’s student colonies, Wayne State continues to charge ahead in its endeavor to become a chartered chapter. With a goal set for spring 2016, they are well on their way.

Pratik Patel, current colony president, didn’t think of himself as an individual who would join a social organization on his campus, but rather immediately started looking into professional business opportunities. He recounted the first mention of Alpha Kappa Psi came from “one of my sister’s friends from Chicago. "He told me about Alpha Kappa Psi and how he started it at his school and all that it helped him.” As time went on, he became increasingly intrigued, researching how he could bring AKPsi to Wayne State

Patel’s journey from thought to action has been “interesting and educational.” As with any large scale endeavor, he quickly realized that the hours weren’t always a regular business day’s work. However, those long days became consistently rewarding when fellow peers began joining him and he could see the impact Alpha Kappa Psi would have on the Wayne State community.

“It is a time dedication, it is not like a 9 to 5 job, you can be up until 2AM working on Alpha Kappa Psi, but it is also a very rewarding experience,” said Patel. “The amount of people ready to help you is baffling. There will be times that you feel like giving up, but remember what you want out of this fraternity and why you want to be a brother of the oldest and largest business fraternity. I can promise you when you accomplish that first event and it is a success the feeling is one I can’t even explain, it is something you have to experience for yourself.”

When Patel traveled to regional officer training, he met many brothers from difference colleges. He met many other individuals who were in the same place as him; trying to establish a colony. They were able to share ideas and work together to solve mutual hurdles, and it reminded him why he wanted to be a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi. He was reminded of the story his sister’s friend told him, “how this fraternity can turn a freshman coming into a college with a 2.5 and turn him into a great and exceptional leader.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Central Washington University Alumni Chapter Granted Charter
10/16/2015

ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON (October 16, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the Central Washington University (CWU) Alumni Chapter.

As the 111th alumni chapter to charter, efforts came from more than 30 members representing multiple generations of CWU alumni. In a chartering petition letter, Michael E. Dickson, Jr., Central Washington ‘02-Life shared how the "intent of the alumni chapter will be to strengthen the bonds between student membership and alumni membership. We are a dedicated group of alumni to our Central Washington University student member counterparts."

During the installation events, Dean Kathryn Martell of the Central Washington University College of Business was initiated as a faculty memeber of the Kappa Xi Chapter. Also present during the events, alumnus and colony member Alan Crain, Central Washington '85-Life was asked to be a speaker during the installation. Alan is a current member of the Washington Society of CPA's and a member fo the Advisory Board of the College of Business at Central Washington University. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Kappa Xi students and alumni participated in a kickball game where the alumni won 31 - 22.

Led by Chapter President Ashley C. Sweitzer, Central Washington '08, the group has plans to connect all generations of CWU Alumni and to continue supporting the development and educaitonal experiences of current Kappa Xi members. They will provide their members with an increased opportunity for chapter and leadership volunteers and re-engage alumni, in the area and worldwide.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 42 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

True Blue Founders' Day Challenge Concludes With 100 YRS Members
10/14/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (October 14, 2015) Last week, in honor of the fraternity’s founding 111 years ago, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation kicked off its Founders’ Day Challenge. By joining the Yellow Rose Society, 100 students honored the fraternity's founders with their gifts during the challenge.

The Yellow Rose Society is the foundation’s donor recognition club for students. These students join the fraternity alumni in providing financial support for educational initiatives such as the Principled Business Leadership Institute and the leadership Academy. Through these charitable contributions, the foundation helps offset program expenses so the fraternity can make educational opportunities accessible and affordable to as many students as possible.  

The Founders’ Day Challenge may be over, but students can still join the 2015-16 Yellow Rose Society through June 30. Students can join the YRS with a minimum gift of $10 or can join at the Phoenician Society level with a gift of $60 ($5/month). First time members receive the official AKPsi monogram button and all YRS members are recognized at fraternity events and in the foundation’s magazine, The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi.

Congratulations to the 100 2015-16 Yellow Rose Society members:

Joseph Adeoye, Towson

Alex Andronikos, Henderson State ‘14

Alex Arce, Henderson State ‘15-Life

Jamesia Banks, Southern Illinois ‘15 +

Kira Baum, Arizona ‘15

Chadrick Black, Southern Illinois ‘14

Caitlin Bowcock, South Florida ‘13-Life *

Anthony Brister, Henderson State ‘15

Natalie Brown, Illinois State ‘14

Taylor Brown, Washington State ‘13

Ashley Bryant, Henderson State ‘15

Marcus Burdyshaw, Oregon State ‘12

Victoria Burrow, Henderson State ‘15

Demetre Calhoun, Henderson State ‘15

Kevin Carballe, Florida International ‘12

Jake Chapman, Loyola New Orleans ‘12-Life

Anna Chekalkina, Christopher Newport ‘15

Sunny Chen, Baruch College ‘14 +

Bryan Chipman, Portland ‘13

Jennifer Chipman, Portland ‘13

Julie Cissell, Henderson State ‘14

Jen Cline, Northern Colorado ‘13-Life *

Maya Cook, George Mason ‘13

Allison Cooper, Stetson ‘14-Life *+

Madeline Curry, Wyoming ‘13 *

V'Lemia Curry, Southern Illinois ‘15

Daghar Daghar, Towson ‘14

A.J. DiRosa, High Point ‘14

Jennifer Donegan, Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‘14

Jacob Drees, Toledo ‘11-Life ***

Alyssa Eckert, Nevada ‘12 **

Karam El-Harami, San Diego ‘14

Emily Embick, Lock Haven ‘14

Logan Fisk, Henderson State ‘14

Andrew Fuller, Missouri Western ‘14-Life *+

Lisdye Garcia-Gonzales, Arizona ‘13

Michael Gil, Arizona ‘14

Maggie Goodall, Henderson State ‘15

Nick Green, Tennessee State ‘13

Brittny Harris, Grand Valley State ‘13

Steve Hibbard, Henderson State ‘14

Brendin Humrickhouse, Indiana State ‘13

Aaron Hunt, Henderson State ‘14

Fatima Javani, Southern Illinois ‘14

Elizabeth Johnson, Henderson State ‘14-Life

Joslyn Johnson, Henderson State ‘15

Kelly Jordan, Illinois State ‘13

Terrance Joyner, Tennessee State ‘14

Baback Khosroabadi, Southern Oregon ‘12 ***

Santiago Kloehr, Arizona ‘14

 

 

Agnes Kowalski, Illinois State ‘14 +

Stephanie Krautscheid, Oregon State ‘14

Nicholas Lam, Carnegie Mellon ‘13 **

Annemarie Lewandowski, Oregon State ‘14

Kaitlyn Lynch, Ramapo College ‘14

Alysa Malcolm, Toledo ‘12

Seth Marlow, Wyoming ‘14

Tiffany May, Henderson State ‘14

Christine Mbarga, Henderson State ‘14

Eugenia McElroy, Henderson State ‘14 *

Alec Morand, Loyola Marymount ‘13

Joe Myers, Indiana State ‘13 **

Marc Newborn, Henderson State ‘14

Amos Noyes, Henderson State ‘15

Katherine Oakes, Arizona State ‘14

Nicholas O'Donnell, Marshall ‘15

Fatimah Ogungbade, George Mason ‘14

Alec Paschke, Henderson State ‘14

Kaylan Patterson, Toledo ‘14 *

JaMesha Plummer, Henderson State ‘14

Chezley Polk, George Mason ‘13

Jenna Ravenscraft, Lock Haven ‘14

Benjamin Renfrow, Henderson State ‘14

Samantha Rice, Tennessee State ‘13

Jordan Richards, Washington State ‘14

Katie Richmond, Portland ‘14

Shae Rogers, Henderson State ‘15

Christopher Ruland, Carnegie Mellon ‘13

Katie Salaris, George Mason ‘12-Life

Aldrin Santamaria, Nevada ‘13 **

Nicholas Schrager, Buffalo ‘13-Life *

Mylee Scott, Henderson State ‘15

Moriah Shay, Oregon State ‘14

Emily Shonka, Washington State ‘13

Austin Shurtleff, Henderson State ‘14

Halina Siegel, Towson ‘14

Jasmine Spear, Henderson State ‘14

Erin Stephens, Portland ‘13 **

Kammer Strachan, Northwestern ‘13

Jamal Tate, Winthrop ‘11

Stefanie Taylor, Tennessee State ‘13

Serri Toyloy, Fresno State ‘15

Lillian Tyson, Lock Haven ‘13

Colby Wagner, Lock Haven ‘14

Hosea Walker, Henderson State ‘15

Amelia Watson Sheesley, Wyoming ‘14 **

Anthony Weisler, Florida ‘14

Nac Williams, Henderson State ‘14

Megan Winsor, Oregon State ‘12

Sasha Zavala, Henderson State ‘14

 

+ Also holds elite status as a member of the Phoenician Society

* YRS member since 2014-15 academic year

** YRS member since 2013-14 academic year

*** YRS member since 2011-12 academic year

 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Russ Terry Shares Entrepreneurial Story in Latest Diary Issue
10/8/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (October 8, 2015) – Entrepreneurship is becoming more and more appealing to the millennial generation.  With more and more opportunities being presented to the younger generation to explore their ideas, it’s no wonder they want to start their own careers.

Russ Terry, Connecticut ’14-Honorary, founder of Life Coach Radio Networks, made his passion come to life after hard work and plenty of advice. From working as a Certified Public Accountant, Sports Anchor and Reporter, Human resources Senior Management and Life Coach, Terry has used these experiences to find exactly what he wanted to do with his life; helping people.

Diary of Alpha Kappa PsiAs a self-employed business, life and career coach, Terry shares how anyone can become successful as an entrepreneur and a great leader. “I love being an entrepreneur! It’s an amazing life when YOU are in 100% control of what you do and when you do it. I didn’t find this path until later in life, but I’m a firm believer that a purpose can be found in everything and this was when the universe intended for me to experience this.” He gives advice from personal experiences and from what he was told by mentors, saying that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur.

Terry’s full article can be found in the newest issue of the Diary (volume 104 no. 2).

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 41 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alpha Kappa Psi Celebrates 111th Founders' Day
10/5/2015


INDIANAPOLIS (October 5, 2015) – 111 years ago today, Alpha Kappa Psi was brought about from the minds of a few highly ambitious men from New York University.

Before Alpha Kappa Psi was granted its charter of incorporation, a smaller group of four individuals known as the Brooklyn Four (George L. Bergen, Howard M. Jefferson, Nathan Lane Jr. and Frederic R. Leach) gathered together with shared values and held discussions of school and their goals.

Due to working during the day and attending night classes, the four only briefly met each week. After a while, they were eager to form a larger group of like-minded men, and with full support, Douglas, Duff, Lane, Leach, Bergen, Jefferson, William O. Tremaine, Irving L. Camp, Herbert M. Wright and Morris S. Rachmil began meeting and formed the idea of a fraternity.

Determined the group needed to appoint positions to act as president, secretary, treasurer and review the constitution, Douglas was elected president; Jefferson, secretary; Lane, treasurer; Tremaine, vice president; and Rachmil, financial secretary.

These men were convinced that higher education for businessmen was a vital need in America, and they were willing to dedicate themselves to assist in encouraging such college training. Their eventual meeting on October 5, 1904 marked the founding date of Alpha Kappa Psi, setting a path of brotherhood focused on professional business practices for more than 111 years and beyond. Learn more about the history of Alpha Kappa Psi.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 41 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Associate Director of Education Hired to Heritage Center Staff
10/2/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2015) – Alpha Kappa Psi recently hired Mackenzie A. Lauka, Toledo ’10-Life who will join the fraternity’s professional staff as associate director of education.

Lauka, an Academy Fellow, graduated from the University of Toledo in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and minors in business law and communication. “I'm really looking forward to being able to help brothers around the world and increase their education of the fraternity and the business world,” said Lauka. “Alpha Kappa Psi has so much to offer its members, and I look forward to continuing to enhance its value as well as making people aware of all the incredible programs and resources the fraternity already has to offer.”

The role of the associate director of education assists with the fraternity’s educational programs and initiatives through development of the fraternity’s resources and online educational programs. The associate director will oversee the expansion and enhancement of several programs and resources including the web-based educational programs and resources, officer training, and the Pledge Education Program to name a few. Lauka will report to the director of education, Jason Pierce.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 41 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Paradise Coast Alumni Becomes 110th Alumni Chapter to Charter
9/29/2015

NAPLES, FLORIDA (September 29, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the Paradise Coast Alumni.

The 110th alumni chapter to charter, efforts came from 15 alumni members representing a variety of collegiate chapters. The Paradise Coast Alumni Chapter, located in Naples, FL, became a part of the largest network of alumni chapters in any state.

In a chartering petition letter, Chapter President Judith Gachelin, Central Florida ‘09 stated how the alumni chapter “fosters a strong relationship of brothers with a diverse range of backgrounds, occupations, and generations.”

Led by Gachelin, the group has plans to serve as a central alumni chapter in the Southwest Florida area and seek to expand and establish collegiate chapters in the nearby colleges and universities. They will help re-engage alumni through supporting future expansion efforts, hosting events, and serving as a local point of contact.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 41 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Chapters Become Proponents for Change
9/25/2015

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (September 25, 2015) -- The Alpha Phi Chapter at the University of Florida is taking a stand against hazing by providing campus wide awareness from the leadership and experience of its chapter president, Rachel E. Bowden, Florida ’13.

On college campuses, many organizations have deep roots in their traditions. In some cases, a person might not see their actions as hazing or causing distress to their members simply because of the tradition behind the acts. Hazing can occur in many forms; from an intentional situation involving embarrassment, harassment or ridicule, to the unintentional emotional or physical harm. If you witness a situation that leaves you wondering if you were personally hazed or if you saw someone being hazed, speak up and ask for assistance in addressing the situation. Sometimes a simple question can make a large impact.

As a chapter officer, Bowden took it upon herself to make sure hazing had no place within her chapter and to educate the chapter members. “Our organization has taken a radical stance against hazing in our chapter. Many members of our chapter are also involved in other organizations, to which they are bringing these ideas,” says Bowden. Like most chapters of Alpha Kappa Psi, members are heavily involved in other activities, which provide an opportunity for them to spread their knowledge of hazing prevention to their peers. One of the best sources for encouragement and advice to end hazing comes from other students.

“From attending PBLI and Convention, it became clear that we weren’t the only chapter that struggles with getting a chapter to change its culture,” said Bowden. “It was empowering to see other student leaders, however, also fighting to eradicate hazing from their chapter culture. I met many other student leaders at Convention with which I shared my experiences in Alpha Phi, and learned how they were addressing the issue.” Along with the Alpha Phi Chapter, the Theta Sigma Chapter at Texas State (San Marcos) and the Iota Sigma Chapter at Sam Houston have taken incredible steps to improve chapter policies and bring awareness to the issues surrounding hazing.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Fraternity Advisor Conference Provides Invaluable Experiences
9/23/2015

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (September 23, 2015) -- The fall Fraternity Advisor Conference (FAC) was held in Irvine, California from September 11 - 13, and provided an opportunity for active fraternity advisors to share ideas, explore issues and current challenges, and gain strategies to better relate to college students.

The FAC focuses on the concepts, skills, and values which advisors need to be effective in their roles as chapter and fraternity leaders. The conference is for volunteers who want to go further than the basics of advising and want to gain education on the "bigger picture” of working with successful chapters, maintaining a healthy Chapter Advisory Board, and be the best resource to the fraternity and the chapter.

Events during the fall conference included workshops on understanding and working with today’s college students. As new generations enter college, advisors require different forms of communication to better understand these students. “The consistent need to learn and adapt your skills to effectively advise the ever changing needs of college students can be overwhelming. The Fraternity Advisor Conference makes this task a lot easier,” said Christopher Pye, Shippensburg '04-Life.

As the conference progressed, attendees reflected on their gained experiences and what they will truly take away from the FAC. “I left with a good foundation of support from fellow brothers who have the same heart for service to the fraternity and students as I do,” said Caroline Ray, Western Michigan ’13. “Many have offered to be a support for me that I have not had prior to now. The authentic conversation and sharing over that short weekend alone has been invaluable. The ability to get to know Heritage [Center] staff better was also greatly valued. The more I learn about AKPsi, the more committed I become.”

Another opportunity to attend the FAC is available in April 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. Registration for the conference is on a first-come first-served basis. Eligibility requires attendees must be a current, reported, CAB member, chapter or faculty advisor, regional manager, section director or regional director at the time of the conference.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Gamma Nu Colonizes at Babson College
9/21/2015

BABSON PARK, MASSACHUSETTS (September 21, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently established a colony at Babson College.

The colonization marks revitalization efforts of the Gamma Nu Chapter which originally lasted 44 years after chartering in 1953. During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career.

As the No. 1 leader in entrepreneurship for 22 consecutive years, Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, established in 1919. In the 2014–15 academic year, more than 2,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate students are attending Babson, representing more than 80 countries. (Retrieved from babson.edu)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Fraternity Observes National Hazing Prevention Week
9/17/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (September 17, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes the importance of bringing hazing awareness to its members.

HazingPrevention.Org organizes National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) during the last full week of September, which will be September 21-25 this year. NHPW raises awareness about the culture of hazing not only with college campuses, but with organizations, communities and individuals. The purpose of this week is to generate awareness so that hazing prevention can occur on a daily basis; not just during one week.

Throughout National Hazing Prevention Week, Alpha Kappa Psi will be posting various scenarios adapted from HazingPrevention.Org’s #40Answers campaign to promote dialogue between members on how they would react. In addition to online discussions, AKPsi will host a webinar “Traditions: Transmitting Cultural Norms One Student at a Time”, presented by Christian Nuccio (judiciary committee member), Brian Parker (managing director of operations), and Liz Vickers (chapter educational resource coordinator). Tradition is a strong word and typically evokes strong emotion. During the webinar, the presenters will explore the origins of “tradition” and how members can choose to stand up and step in to make powerful and impacting changes on their chapter.

By taking a proactive stance against hazing, the Judiciary Committee of Alpha Kappa Psi maintains resources and tools for chapters and volunteers to assist with the education of risk management issues. The function of the JC is to investigate the actions of chapters, members and guests that may have violated policies or be considered detrimental to the fraternity. By providing members with the proper education and awareness, hazing can be diminished and ultimately, prevented altogether.

Alpha Kappa Psi encourages its members to hold discussions, activities and events revolving around the discussion of hazing prevention. Bringing attention to the hazing culture is the first step in eliminating it from an organization. As said on HazingPrevention.Org’s website, “The ultimate goal is to prevent hazing. Strong education efforts, diligent policy development and reinforcement, and comprehensive planning and ongoing community efforts can do just that”.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

 

 

Alpha Kappa Psi Intern Joins Heritage Center Staff
9/16/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (September 16, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi recently hired Sean Kilgore as communication coordinator who will join the fraternity’s professional staff.

Kilgore, who began with Alpha Kappa Psi as a summer communication intern, is a recent graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration and a Strategic Communication minor. “I am excited to start working with Alpha Kappa Psi to showcase the many successes of our student members, alumni, and volunteers,” said Kilgore expressing his readiness to assist the communication department. “I am also excited to meet and get to know all types of people involved in the organization. I find it interesting to hear how members became involved in the organization and how AKPsi guided them to where they are today.”

The role of the communication coordinator includes researching and writing web features on topics such as prominent alumni, collegiate and alumni chapter successes and fraternity programs and events. Along with daily social media content and interaction, website updates, and digital archiving, Kilgore will assist with materials, operations and scheduling for probationary student chapters. Kilgore will report to the Director of Communication, Jennifer Adamany.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

 

 

Remembering Brothers Who Fell Victim on September 11
9/12/2015


NEW YORK CITY (September 12, 2015) – Yesterday marked the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001, which will be forever etched into history as a day of shock and tragedy.

Three brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi were lost during the attacks on September 11th, Thomas E. Burnett, Minnesota ’85, Jayceryll M. de Chavez, Rutgers ’98-Life and David H. Winton, Fordham ’91






















 

 

Burnett graduated from the University of Minnesota’s School of Management in 1985 where he joined the Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, giving back to his classmates and community. At 38 years of age, Burnett grew to become an accomplished business leader as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thoratec Corporation. Due to his position, he travelled often. Eager to return home to his family after completing a business trip in New York City, he changed his reservation to an earlier flight which ultimately led him to be a passenger of Flight 93. Deena Burnett, his wife, recalls the final moments of Flight 93 during an NBC interview with Maria Shriver, “Tom and the people of Flight 93 came very close to saving the plane. And of course we live with that every day, thinking ‘what if?’” Though their lives were lost, the courage and bravery of the passengers stopped what could have been another terrible tragedy.

The Thomas E. Burnett Jr. Foundation was created in his memory by his family to help empower the youth in becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi holds an annual golf charity event to contribute toward the Tom Burnett Jr. Scholarship Fund.
 






 


  

  

 

 

  De Chavez was just 24 years-old when Tower Two of the World Trade Center was hit. Graduating from Rutgers University in 1999, de Chavez had recently passed the first level examination to become a financial analyst. He was climbing the ladder of success and dedicatedly worked on the 96th floor of the World Trade Center. “He was so proud when he got that job. We were all very proud because it was his dream to work there,” said his sister Aizza de Chavez in an article published by The Star-Ledger. He was incredibly ambitious, making his plans well known of seeing his dreams come true by becoming a CEO of a prominent company one day.

AKPsi members and the de Chavez family pulled together to develop a scholarship fund with Alpha Kappa Psi’s Foundation. The Jayceryll de Chavez Memorial Scholarship is AKPsi Foundation’s third largest chapter scholarship.

 

 

  

 

  Winton, a 1994 graduate from Fordham University’s business school, was not only active in AKPsi during his undergraduate career, but was also an honor student, a member of the Globe Program and chief executive officer of the student-run Fordham Federal Credit Union. On a CNN memorial webpage, Mark A. Boyle, a childhood friend, recalls Winton as “a person of principle and impeccable moral character.” His sentiment echoes countless family and friends who remember Winton’s humble personality and noticeable leadership abilities. As a 29 year-old, David served as vice president at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods on the 89th floor in Tower Two of the World Trade Center and planned to wed his fiancée, Amy Elizabeth Lane later that November.

The David H. Winton Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Winton’s family and friends. The scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors. The foundation hosts an annual memorial golf tournament and dinner reception to help with the scholarship fund.

Though these remarkable members were taken too soon, their legacy continues to live on. Everyone touched by the memories of these men remembers them as “driven”, “motivated”, and “living life through faith, honor and integrity”. These individuals truly emulate what it means to be a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, pursuing one’s passion and keeping true to the fraternity’s core values: brotherhood, knowledge, integrity, service and unity.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

 

 

Delta Pi Member Creates Convenient On-Campus Service
9/8/2015

 


OMAHA, NEBRASKA (September 8, 2015) – In late August, Creighton University became home to a newly opened on-campus dry-cleaning solution for students, faculty, and staff. JayClean, the brainchild of Andrew Rogers, Creighton ’12, is the culmination of three years of hard work, partnerships with Max I. Walker and the Heider College of Business and the incredible support of fellow Alpha Kappa Psi members.

Rogers was initiated by the Delta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi in 2012, quickly taking roles as vice president of administration, and most recently president. Though he was involved heavily in other activities such as 3-day Startup, internships, coursework and other organizations, his professors and fellow members of Alpha Kappa Psi supported him through his many efforts.

JayClean is a fully automated system, allowing customers to select the items for drop off, bag their clothes, drop them down a laundry chute and then return for pick up. The automation of the store creates the opportunity for customer flexibility, keeping a smaller staff and shorter hours. The location is convenient for students, faculty and staff, allowing pick up and drop off on their way to and from classes or work. Furthering the experiences Rogers gained through starting this business, JayClean provides experiential learning for other ambitious entrepreneurs.

“The best part of my 3+ years in Alpha Kappa Psi have been spent building life long bonds with my brothers, the same brothers who helped me pin 500+ coupons to socks for a JayClean promotion, helped me hang the JayClean banner before we opened, and supported me throughout the ups and downs of starting a business. I am not sure I could point to one specific lesson I have learned from AKPsi, but I know that it has helped mold me into the leader I am today. AKPsi has taught me how to manage people and set attainable yet challenging standards and expectations for employees, co-workers and teams. As president of Delta Pi, I have had to learn how to manage not only our executive board, vice presidents and directors, but also our chapter of 100+ and our relationships with the university as a whole. The lessons I have learned on our executive board over the past two years have made me a much better leader in my business.”

Rogers recounted a message from one of his mentors, Professor Taylor Keen: "Anyone can say they are starting a business, few can say they started a business and even fewer can say they started a successful business." His drive and passion for developing JayClean comes from the many experiences in The Heider College of Business and Alpha Kappa Psi. The advice from mentors and friends resonates with him. Rogers gave a few words of advice for anyone with a drive for starting their own business, “The decision of what to do in your business is always yours, but when getting advice from others whether you agree or not try to humble yourself and take in all the advice you can then make your own decisions.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Jennings Elected Chairman of Foundation Board of Directors
9/3/2015

 


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (September 3, 2015) – Alison J. Jennings, Oakland ‘02, was recently elected as the Foundation Chairman, effective immediately.

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is “Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of futures business leaders.” It supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills. It also distributes grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. The foundation is guided by a nine-member volunteer board of directors.

Jennings, who succeeds Mark C. MacGibbon, Portland ’96-Life, is currently the Controller for SoapBox Soaps, a position that allows her to combine a love of numbers, with a company that's mission is focused on giving back. With a mix of industry and non-profit experience, she has found a company that allows for the best of both worlds. Originally from Michigan, Alison with initiated by the Mu Nu Chapter at Oakland University. Graduating with a degree in Finance, she went on to complete her MBA at the University of Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Foundation Board, Alison served as chapter advisor, regional manager of finance, and has been active in the Motor City, Chicago and Capital Area Alumni Chapters. 

In a statement, Jennings expressed her sentiments for the year ahead. “I am excited for the potential and challenge ahead for the foundation board. In taking on this new role, my goal is to increase not only the total foundation endowment, but also increase communication and awareness for the foundation. The current members of the Board bring diverse experiences and skills; I expect to learn something from each of them along the way. In the end, my hope to look back and say I left the foundation in a better overall position then when I started.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Stuff the Bus Campaign Presented More Than 16,000 Items to ForKids
9/1/2015

 


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (September 1, 2015) - During the 2015 Convention, Alpha Kappa Psi presented ForKids with more than 16,000 school items donated during the Stuff the Bus campaign which was distributed to students in their program.

ForKids provides housing, education and vital services for families who are experiencing or are at imminent risk of homelessness. Services include counseling, tutoring, field trips, summer camps, classes in life skills, parenting, budgeting, and case management. Additional education and outreach services are provided through the ForKids in Schools program and ForKids' Regional Housing Crisis Hotline.

Items were collected during PBLI and Convention to help ForKids fulfill their mission. Attendees donated these items to ensure so many children, who would not have otherwise, could start the school year with all the school supplies they needed to succeed. Thanks to their incredible generosity and support from additional community members, ForKids was able to provide back packs and supplies to 987 homeless or formerly homeless children in Hampton Roads as of their first day back to school.

Alpha Kappa Psi presented ForKids with the following:

  • 194 backpacks
  • 190 packs of loose leaf paper
  • 287 binders
  • 330 spiral notebooks
  • 161 pairs of scissors
  • 350 glue sticks
  • 49 hand sanitizers
  • 44 box of tissues
  • 980 highlighters
  • 24 combination locks
  • 57 jump drives
  • And 13,763 misc. supplies

The representatives from the Zeta Lambda Chapter (Tennessee) and the Garden State Alumni Chapter were brought on stage to reveal the donations to Senior Development Associate, Rachel Newman. Newman spoke briefly about the large impact the gift would have on the families they support. The amount of donations collected provided materials for all 175 families they currently assist.

ForKids, Inc. is a non-profit agency founded in 1988 with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children. Today, ForKids is the largest service provider for homeless families in the state of Virginia. ForKids currently serves up to 165 families on any given gay with over 350 children throughout South Hampton Roads.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alexander Sultan and Michael Dickerson Elected by 58th Chapter Congress
8/29/2015

 


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (August 29, 2015) – During the 2015 Convention, the 58th Chapter Congress, consisting of one delegate from each student and alumni chapter in good standing, held elections for fraternity president and executive vice president. Kerri Dickson, Washington State ’04-Life did not run for re-election; stepping down from her position as executive vice president and receiving the outgoing executive vice president medal.

Alexander Sultan, San Diego State ’93-Life and Gregory Q. Patterson, Northwood ‘02 were slated for the candidacy of fraternity president by the nominations committee. The candidates for executive vice president were Michael G. Dickerson, Virginia Tech ’04-Life and Hernan M. Mayol, Miami ’91. There were not any nominations from the floor for either election. After the individuals debated, the Chapter Congress re-elected Alexander Sultan for a third presidential term and elected Michael Dickerson as executive vice president.

 

 

 

      

Sultan joined Alpha Kappa Psi at San Diego State University in 1993. A Silver Distinguished Service Award recipient, he held various positions within his chapter, served as a former regional director and past executive vice president. His present employment is with KPMG LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm and is based out of the Washington, D.C. office. Prior to KPMG, Sultan worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, an international management and technology consulting firm. He was also a former part-time faculty member at San Diego State University, where he taught in their undergraduate and graduate Information Decision Systems department. He graduated from London Business School with his MBA in 2007 with an emphasis in strategy and emerging markets. 



 

Dickerson was initiated into the Beta Xi Chapter at Virginia Tech in 2004, where he graduated with degrees in business management and political science. A bronze and silver Distinguished Service Award recipient, Dickerson served as section director, regional director, and most recently, Area III vice president. Dickerson has been employed by Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm located in Northern Virginia, for more than a decade. As executive vice president, Dickerson will lead the Alumni Chapter Region.

 

Both began their two-year term on Saturday, August 1 following the officer induction ceremony held at the Grand Banquet.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

58th Chapter Congress Adopts Legislative Changes
8/28/2015

 


INDIANAPOLIS (August 28, 2015) – Several changes to the fraternity’s Constitution and Statutory Code were made during the 2015 Convention. The changes were made by the Chapter Congress which consists of one delegate from each student and alumni chapter in good standing. An updated version of the Constitution and Chapter Bylaws will be available by October 31; however, the changes summarized below goes into effect immediately.

Constitution Committee: 

  1. The term limit for members on the Board of Directors was extended from two (2) three-year terms to three (3) three-year terms. (Article V, Section 1)
  2. The position term limit for the chairman of the board was removed to allow for greater flexibility around long-term planning and collaboration with the CEO, Heritage Center, and senior volunteer positions. (Article VII, Section 1, Subsection C)

Finance Committee:

  1. A multi-year dues/fees schedule reflecting additional funding to further Alpha Kappa Psi’s Strategic Plan and to expand fraternity operations, programming, and systems and IT infrastructure.

Fraternal Operations Committee:

  1. Changes in verbiage to bring the Constitution in agreement with current fraternal operations as a result of the regional realignment that took effect July 1, 2014 regarding the removal of alumni chapters from geographical regions and into their own alumni chapter region. (Article IV, Section 1)
  2. Changes in verbiage to bring the Constitution in agreement with current fraternal operations as a result of the regional realignment that took effect July 1, 2014 regarding the addition of area vice presidents to the Management Team. (Article IV, Section 2)
  3. The Board of Directors may review the individual memberships of collegiate chapters closed for risk management violations without using the disciplinary trial procedure. (Caput VII, Section 5)

Membership Committee:

  1. The maximum length of the pledge period shall be eighteen (18) weeks. The process may be extended to six (6) months upon approval of the regional director. (Caput II, Section 6, Subsection A2)
  2. Chapter Congress endorsed a resolution requesting the Board of Directors perform a study on the pledge education process with input of student members.

Nominations Committee:

  1. Alexander T. Sultan, San Diego State ‘93–Life was re-elected as fraternity president.
  2. Michael G. Dickerson, Virginia Tech ’04–Life was elected as executive vice president.

All additional proposed legislation distributed prior to the Chapter Congress meeting at Convention was either removed from consideration by committee or failed on the floor.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alumna Will Compete for Title During 2016 Miss America Pageant
8/22/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (August 22, 2015) - Alpha Kappa Psi alumna and newly crowned Miss Wyoming 2015, Mikaela Shaw, Wyoming ’13, competes for the title during the 2016 Miss America Competition.

Shaw graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Wyoming where she was initiated by the Beta Nu Chapter in 2013. During her time at the University of Wyoming, she not only kept busy with Alpha kappa Psi, but was also a member of Chi Omega, the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the American Marketing Association and the Miss America Organization.

Currently competing for America’s Choice in the 2016 Miss America Competition, Shaw released a short clip detailing the voting process.

To vote: Post to your Twitter account or Facebook profile with the hashtag #MissAmericaVote and the state your favorite contestant represents. According to the official Miss America Organization Facebook page, each person is allowed one Twitter and Facebook vote per day until voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 10. The America’s Choice recipient receives and automatic semi-finals spot during the competition on September 13th. Follow her journey and tune in to ABC on Sunday, September 13 at 9p.m. EST for the live broadcast of the 2016 Miss America Competition.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Volunteers Receive Silver Distinguished Service Award
8/20/2015

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (August 20, 2015) – Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently awarded the Silver Distinguished Service Award (DSA) to four deserving individuals during the 2015 Convention. The Silver Distinguished Service Award is presented for the recipient’s service as an alumnus, faculty or honorary member.





  Naneen Christopher was initiated in 2005 by the Gamma Pi Chapter at Seton Hall University, where he graduated with degrees in marketing and finance. He also received his master in business administration from Excelsior College. Christopher works at Prudential Financial, within public fixed income under the portfolio administration group. As an alumnus, Christopher volunteered as chapter advisor, section director, regional director, and now serves on the fraternity’s board of directors. He helped charter multiple collegiate and alumni chapters and foster the development of volunteers in the region.






  Courtney C. Harrison joined Alpha Kappa Psi at the Kappa Tau Chapter at Lamar University in 2005. As a student member she served as pledge trainer, VP membership and VP administration. In 2007, Harrison graduated with a dual BBA in accounting and finance. That same year, she began volunteering her time as regional director. Harrison has time and time again volunteered for these roles and dedicated herself to the complexities of being a regional director. She resides in Winnie, Texas where she volunteers with her local church as a first and second grade Sunday school teacher and works at Prosperity Bank.

 






  Jennifer H. Kuhn was initiated by the Gamma Zeta Chapter at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999, where she earned her degree in Business Administration. She held the positions of chapter advisor, regional director, and served on the fraternity board of directors. Kuhn is currently working in her family’s business, Hamburg Overhead Door, Inc. – the largest garage door company in Western New York. She plans to take the business over one day for her parents. In addition to the volunteer work she does for AKPsi, Kuhn is also on the board of directors for the Southdown’s Builders Association and the Hamburg High School Finance Academy.

 





  John C. Werner was initiated in 1986 by the Alpha Gamma Chapter at the University of Virginia. Professionally, Werner relocated to the west coast, where he serves as Vice President and Manager of Union Bank’s Charitable Services and IRA. Werner remained active within Alpha Kappa Psi, serving on the foundation’s board of directors. He also served on the board of directors as the Vice President for the California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc., a unique, non-profit which provides warm water aqua-therapy and rehabilitation services to elderly, veterans and mobility-challenged youth in the Long Beach, California area.

 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Names 47th Gold Distinguished Service Award Recipient
8/15/2015

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (August 15, 2015) – Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently awarded Paul J. Brinker, Cincinnati ’84-Life, the most prestigious award conferred upon a member, the Gold Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The Gold Distinguished Service Award is presented for the recipient’s extensive service on the fraternity-wide level.

Brinker was initiated by the Eta Chapter at the University of Cincinnati in 1984. Following his graduation in 1985, he served the fraternity in a variety of roles: district director, regional director, two terms on the Board of Directors, and Foundation Director. 

(View the presentation video.)

Previously awarded a First and Second Degree Silver DSA for his service as an alumnus, Brinker was presented the Gold DSA by former Foundation Chairman Richard W. McVay, Texas Tech ’79-Life during the 2015 Convention. Past Gold DSA recipients present for the ceremony included Carol R. Carter, Gustavus Adolphus ’76-Life, Robert A. Davenport, Old Dominion ’86-Life, Kenneth B. Hastey, Saint Louis ’76-Life, Eileen L. Howell, Wisconsin – Milwaukee ’78-Life, Robert A. Spansky, Detroit (Day) ’62-Life, David P. Wendroff, Portland ’79-Life, and Wendy A. Wendroff, Tri-State ’80-Life. Brinker’s acceptance speech resonated with many as he spoke on the lifelong friendships he’s formed and the value of being an involved alumni member.

(Watch Brinker's acceptance speech.)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Appoints Area III Vice President
8/14/2015

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (August 14, 2015) – Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently appointed Lisa A. Calandriello, American ’97-Life, as the Area III Vice President, effective immediately.

Calandriello, who succeeds Michael G. Dickerson, Virginia Tech ’04-Life after being elected as executive vice president, was initiated by the Lambda Nu Chapter at American University in 1997, where she graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy. As an undergraduate, she served her chapter as treasurer for two terms. Post-graduation as an alumna volunteer, Calandriello served Alpha Kappa Psi as chapter advisor, Foundation Director, and as chair of the Fraternity and Foundation Audit Committee. A Silver Distinguished Service Award recipient, Calandriello was also named an Outstanding Volunteer Leader as the 2013-14 Chapter Advisor of the Year. Calandriello is a certified public accountant working in auditing standard setting and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. When she’s not volunteering or teaching yoga, Calandriello can be found at Washington Nationals baseball games, exploring creative activities, or spending time with friends and family.

In a statement, Calandriello expressed her enthusiasm for this new volunteer opportunity, “After serving in a variety of volunteer roles, I am excited to be joining the Management Team and working with this talented group of volunteers to help implement the Board's strategic vision. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to continue to give back to the fraternity and help shape the experiences of our student members.”

The area vice presidents are tasked with the administrative oversight of specific regions and regional directors. They also partner with the fraternity staff in executing the tactical direction of fraternity operations based on strategic guidance from the Board of Directors.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Celebrates Chapters' and Members' Accomplishments
8/8/2015


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (August 8, 2015) – Each year, Alpha Kappa Psi esteems itself in recognizing the accomplishments of its members and those who impact its chapters — not only within AKPsi, but throughout universities and local communities as well. These members and chapters of the 2014-15 academic year, were recognized for their outstanding achievements and dedication during this past Convention.

The Chapter Performance Awards are presented to collegiate chapters who excel in various ways on the Annual Chapter Report. Whereas the Convention Competition, recognizes chapters primarily based on their participation at Convention. Recipients of both categories are automatically considered for these awards. View which chapters were recognized as the 2014-15 recipients in the following categories:

 Chapter Performance Awards:

Chapters of the Year
First Place Regional Standing
Significant Point Improvement
Membership Growth
Membership Strength

Convention Participation Awards:

Regional Attendance
Travel
Unity
Blue and Gold

Fraternity Designated Awards:

Number One Region

The Student and Alumni Awards Catalog was developed to recognize individuals and chapters that achieve excellence while demonstrating the fraternity’s core values of brotherhood, unity, knowledge, service and integrity. These awards are chapter driven, as chapters must nominate themselves or individual members for awards. The following individuals and chapters were presented as the 2014-15 recipients during Convention:

Outstanding Chapter Programming:

Collegiate Chapters
• Professional Development – Omega Zeta, Binghamton University
• Philanthropy – Pi Rho, California Polytechnic State
• Recruitment Campaign – Alpha, New York University
• Brotherhood and Social Development – Xi Omega, University of South Florida
• Alumni Outreach – Alpha, New York University

Alumni Chapters
• Professional Development – Atlanta Alumni
• Philanthropy – Florida Gold Coast Alumni
• Recruitment Campaign – Florida Gold Coast Alumni
• Brotherhood and Social Development – Florida Gold Coast Alumni
• Student Chapter Outreach – City of Festivals

Outstanding Chapter Leaders:

• Professional Development – Kyle Dymanus, Georgia Tech ‘12
• Service – Laura E. Duncan, Ohio State ‘14
• Membership Recruitment – Megan E. Winsor, Oregon State ‘12
• Brotherhood and Social Development – Ashish Bhandari, New York ‘12
• Alumni Outreach – Jack B. Renner, Ohio State ‘13 

Outstanding Volunteer Leaders:

• Advisor of the Year – Carl Corns, Northern Colorado ’05 – Life
• Section Director of the Year – Jasmine Chery, Central Florida ’09 – Life
• Regional Manager of the Year – Kate Wortman, Portland ’10 – Life 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Student Member Uses Entrepreneurship to Fight Food Hunger
8/7/2015

ST. LOUIS (August 7, 2015) – The presence of young, successful entrepreneurs in the media has made creating a startup company extremely attractive to college students. Andrew Glantz, Washington ’14 is a prime example of an up-and-coming entrepreneur that has had many accomplishments during his time at Washington University.

Andrew began his journey with Alpha Kappa Psi during the fall of 2014. Along with Alpha Kappa Psi, Glantz kept busy with six courses, being vice president of Washington University’s Sports Management organization, owning the Trading Post (a storefront on campus), and beginning FoodShare, his latest business with co-founder Aiden Folbe.

FoodShare is a socially conscious app in which a user dines at one of 40 partnered restaurants, and FoodShare donates a meal through their current partnership with Operation Food Search. Users can also donate additional meals by sharing their experience on Facebook. FoodShare will donate yet another meal through a friend referral program. This app is a great way for visitors and members of the St. Louis community to give back and help a local charity provide food to those in need.

Glantz attributes Alpha Kappa Psi’s Alpha Lambda Chapter as a guiding and influential part in his endeavor. Two members helped FoodShare directly, by creating the website and managing the social media pages. Through discussions and workshops, Glantz accredited, “being around other talented individuals in my chapter pushed me to want to make the most of this opportunity with FoodShare. Everyone in Alpha Kappa Psi is so passionate about what they do and they work hard to make their dreams a reality. I emulated much of my leadership style from others that I saw in my chapter.”

Glantz originally thought balancing school and FoodShare would be nearly impossible. However, after being in the classroom, he found that he could directly link the courses he was taking to his business experience with FoodShare. Ultimately, he began to discuss his business outside of the classroom with professors who have become mentors in his venture and provided many words of wisdom.

“In the summer of 2014, Aidan Folbe and I were both interns at Navitas Capital, a venture capital firm in Los Angeles. We were sitting down at a restaurant during our lunch break and noticed that though the food was great, the restaurant did not have many customers.” Glantz realized that there was a service he could provide to the community while also helping local restaurants with their marketing efforts. “We started to bounce ideas back and forth for creative marketing techniques, and eventually came up with the preliminary ideas for FoodShare. We performed two months of market research and spoke with restaurant owners to get feedback on the business model. Next, we hired an app development company to design and program the app. We launched FoodShare on the App Store in April 2015.”

Glantz recently began a Kickstarter campaign to help fund FoodShare’s new business model. The app is free for users and there are no ads to detract from the experience. Currently, the restaurants are on free trials, so anything FoodShare provides to Operation Food Search is out-of-pocket. FoodShare has raised nearly $5,700, which is 285% of their initial funding goal. Any donations to their campaign would make a large difference in sustaining their current plans and future expansion.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Recognizes Newest Life Members
7/25/2015
INDIANAPOLIS (July 25, 2015) – During the 2014-15 year, Alpha Kappa Psi welcomed nearly 100 new Life Loyal Members. The idea of Life Membership in Alpha Kappa Psi is one that dates as far back as 1929, and still remains the oldest active program of the fraternity.

Life Loyal Members are a part of an exclusive level of membership within Alpha Kappa Psi. They join the company of founding members such as George L. Bergen, Nathan Lane Jr., Frederic R. Leach and Robert S. Douglas. Douglas’ Life Membership certificate (right) is displayed at the Heritage Center.

Alpha Kappa Psi maintains itself as an organization of a lifelong brotherhood. Life Membership is designed to allow members to demonstrate their dedication and loyalty to the fraternity while becoming a part of its legacy. Members benefit from a lifetime subscription to the award-winning magazine, The Diary, special alumni discounts, official merchandise and more. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Appoints Atlantic Metro Regional Director
7/21/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently appointed Patrick J. O’Shaughnessy, Maine ‘05, as the Atlantic Metro Regional Director which takes effect immediately.

O’Shaughnessy, who succeeds Naneen Christopher, Seton Hall ’05 - Life, was initiated by the Omega Pi Chapter at the University of Maine in 2005, where he graduated with his B.S., in International Business and Marketing. A founding member of the Omega Pi Chapter, he served his chapter as vice president of administration and master of rituals during his undergraduate career. As an alumnus, Patrick has been an active volunteer with Alpha Kappa Psi as a chapter and colony advisor in the Atlantic Metro Region. Patrick is currently employed by PPG Industries, the largest paint & coatings company worldwide, as a Business Development Manager and Regional Field Sales Trainer. 

In a statement, O’Shaughnessy expressed his sentiments about volunteering in this new capacity, “I’m really excited about taking on the responsibility of regional director of the Atlantic Metro Region. My goals for the region are improving chapter health, increase brotherhood, working with the chapters to ensure they’re successful and exceeding their potential."

The regional director is a volunteer position that is charged with the specific responsibility of ensuring a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. Working in conjunction with appointed section directors, the regional director is the first line supervisor of chapters, chapter officers and chapter advisors in a specific geographical area.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Releases 2014-15 Annual Chapter Report Results
7/17/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (July 19, 2015) – Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity recently released the official results of each collegiate chapter’s 2014-15 Annual Chapter Report (ACR). The ACR is designed to act as a planning and evaluation tool for chapters working to create a successful and dynamic chapter.

On an annual basis, collegiate chapters strive to attain goals they set out for themselves in areas of membership, training, events, funding and more. After chapters submit their ACR, the fraternity verifies the information and determines the total number of points each chapter receives based on the percentage of each goal attained.

With the highest achievement of 100,000 points, any chapter that receives a perfect score is recognized as a “Chapter of the Year.” This year, with a fraternity ACR average of 82,182 points, 15 collegiate chapters received such a distinction. These chapters, along with other chapters that performed well on the ACR, will be recognized during the upcoming Convention in Norfolk, VA. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus-based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan-based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

2014-15 Expansion Gives Fraternity Reason to Celebrate
7/16/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (July 16, 2015) -- The 2014-15 fiscal year marked another successful year of expansion for Alpha Kappa Psi. Efforts resulted in the installations of two collegiate chapters and six alumni chapters. Most notably, the fraternity further expanded its global presence. Within exactly 71 days of each other, Alpha Kappa Psi chartered its first two international alumni chapters in fraternal history. Three student colonies and five alumni colonies were also established this past year.

“It’s an exciting time for Alpha Kappa Psi,” said Jeff Hughes, Director of Alumni Development. “We have two new international chapters in areas where Alpha Kappa Psi really hasn’t had an official presence before. Beyond that, the State of Florida now hosts the greatest amount of our alumni chapters, and we re-chartered one of our oldest chapters in Pittsburgh.”

To recap, below are the new chapters and colonies from the 2014-15 year:

Student Chapters:
Chi Mu (Sacred Heart)
Chi Lambda (Edinboro)

Alumni Chapters:
ASEAN Alumni (Singapore)
London Alumni
Bluegrass Alumni (Louisville/Lexington)
Dallas/Fort Worth Alumni
First Coast Alumni (Jacksonville, FL)
Golden Triangle Alumni (Pittsburgh)

Student Colonies:
Beta Omicron (Wayne State)
Alpha Iota (Utah)
University of Tampa

Alumni Colonies:
Boston Alumni
Columbus Alumni
Florida Treasure Coast Alumni (West Palm Beach)
Northeast Ohio Alumni (Cleveland)
Paradise Coast Alumni (Naples, FL)

Founding a chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is an exciting venture for those who accept the call of starting a new organization. There are many benefits in starting an organization, including leadership opportunities, shaping an organization, and gaining valuable experience that translates well in the workplace.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alpha Kappa Psi to Recognize 2014-15 Award Recipients at Convention
7/9/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (July 9, 2015) -- The 2014-15 recipients of Alpha Kappa Psi’s awards program have been selected by the fraternity’s awards committee. The majority of AKPsi’s awards are chapter-driven, as chapters must nominate themselves or individual members for an award. For each of these prestigious awards, only one winner is selected as the award winner.

The following chapters and members will be presented with their award at the 2015 Convention in Norfolk, VA:

Alpha (New York)
Omega Zeta (Binghamton)
Pi Rho (Cal Poly SLO)
Xi Omega (South Florida)
Atlanta Alumni 
City of Festivals Alumni

Florida Gold Coast Alumni
Ahish Bhandari, New York '12
Laura E. Duncan, Ohio State '14
Kyle Dymanus, Georgia Tech '12
John B. Renner, Ohio State '13 
Megan E. Winsor, Oregon State '12

The Student and Alumni Awards Catalog was developed to recognize individuals and chapters that achieve excellence while demonstrating the fraternity’s core values of brotherhood, unity, knowledge, service and integrity.

Additional awards based on membership numbers or the chapter’s performance on the Annual Chapter Report will also be recognized during Convention. All collegiate chapters are automatically considered for those awards as there is no application process. Convention registration ends Friday, July 10.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alpha Kappa Psi Hosts 14th Annual Academy
7/7/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (July 7, 2015) -- In late-June, the twenty brothers selected as the 2015 Academy Fellows traveled to Morgantown, Indiana for an intensive, distraction free, leadership retreat. The secluded setting of the Academy allowed for their unhindered growth, as they opened themselves up to new ideas and experiences. 

“It’s a time to grow and a time to learn, as long as you keep an open mind” said Megan E. Taylor, Austin Peay State ’13. “It’s a group of amazing individuals who all come together for the same purpose – to better themselves and to better their chapters.” The participants enjoyed the separation from everyday life while hitting the ground running from day one, learning leadership skills, teamwork, and a new perspective on change and systems thinking.

Funded by the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation, the Academy is an all-expenses paid fellowship to a customized, hands-on, leadership experience designed to make even the best of Alpha Kappa Psi more impactful, value-based leaders. Michael Cusanza, Louisiana State ’13, described the Academy as “the best leadership conference training AKPsi has to offer. It is a way for me to enhance my abilities as a leader and to push the envelope, to get new tools – and then go back to my chapter and use them for the benefit of the chapter.” The Academy is facilitated by professionals and provides the students the opportunity to evaluate their leadership styles, values, ethics, knowledge, and integrity.

During the upcoming 2015 Convention in Norfolk, previous Academy Fellows are able to come together once again. The newest Fellows will be able to meet those who attended in past years. The Academy creates a new-found self-awareness in the Fellows. They will all be able to reminisce about their experiences and what the Academy taught them as leaders of AKPsi.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Hires New Chapter Educational Resource Coordinators
6/22/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (June 22, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi recently hired two chapter educational resource coordinators to the Heritage Center’s staff, Evie Eddins, Florida State ’13 and Kortney D. Petry, Ball State ‘11.

Evie Eddins, as a recent graduate with Bachelor of Arts in History, will serve as the new Area I resource coordinator. Eddins recognizes the significance of paying it forward beyond the collegiate experience, “It is a common discussion amongst my chapter how we will give back to AKPsi once we are alumni. The thing I am most excited about is that I will be able to give back in a more direct manner since I will be working for the Heritage Center. I am looking forward to giving back to the fraternity that has given me so much.”

Kortney Petry is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Sports Studies minor. “I am eager to start working with Alpha Kappa Psi to assist chapters in bettering themselves so that the members get the best experiences possible,” said Petry expressing her readiness to serve the fraternity as the new resource coordinator for Area III. “I am also excited to meet and get to know all types of people involved in the organization ranging from our student members, to our volunteers, to members of the Board of Directors.”

The role of the resource coordinator includes matching resources to fit the needs of collegiate chapters. These individuals serve as a chapter liaison to provide support to chapter development and operations and collaborate with regional volunteers as an additional layer of support.

The chapter educational resource coordinators are a part of the Student Services department. Eddins and Petry will work closely with Cady E. Tabeling, Southern Indiana ’11 - Life and Liz Vickers, Stetson ‘11 who currently serve as the resource coordinators for Areas II and IV respectively.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alumni Chapter Re-Sparked in the Lone Star State
6/7/2015

DALLAS (June 7, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the re-established Dallas/Fort Worth Alumni.

Originally the 22nd alumni chapter to charter in 1949, revitalization efforts came from nearly 20 alumni members representing various collegiate chapters. The alumni group held a number of recruitment, networking and socialization events.

Realizing the gap that came with the disappearance of the original chapter, the group fostered a renewed interest and dedication to providing a mechanism for members to stay engaged beyond their collegiate years. In a chartering petition letter, Chapter President Tyrone Welch, Alabama State ‘07 - Life stated how the alumni chapter strives “to strengthen the bond amongst the alumni brothers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through professional networking and service projects.”
Led by Welch, the group has plans to provide professional guidance to not only members of Alpha Kappa Psi, but to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area as well. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 40 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Expands International Presence with Latest Alumni Chapter Installation
6/6/2015

SINGAPORE (June 6, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The 109th alumni chapter to charter, efforts came from nearly 65 alumni members representing 51 collegiate chapters and nine countries of residence. The ASEAN Alumni Chapter’s primary operational area consists of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

In a chartering petition letter, chapter president Stephen Smith, Florida ‘86 - Life stated how the alumni chapter “represents different career fields in business and come from different cultures, yet our bonds of brotherhood are very strong.” As the second international alumni chapter to charter in fraternal history, the melting pot of members in a new global territory will help further advance the fraternity’s vision for years to come. 
Led by Smith, the group has plans to serve as a connection for all members that visit or live in the region. They will help re-engage alumni who were once isolated by their geographic location through supporting future expansion efforts, hosting events, and serving as a local point of contact.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 39 predominately metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Fraternity Appoints Valley Crossroads Regional Director
6/5/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (June 5, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently appointed Jonathon T. Pritt, CFV, Marshall ’11 – Life, as the Valley Crossroads Regional Director which takes effect immediately.

Pritt, who succeeds Brandon D. Phelps, Purdue ’02, was initiated by the Zeta Rho Chapter at Marshall University in 2011, where he graduated with his B.S., in Business Management. As an undergraduate, he served his chapter as vice president of administration and chapter president. In 2013, he was named President of the Year by Marshall University for his role with Alpha Kappa Psi. Post-graduation as an alumnus volunteer, Jonathon was appointed as a chapter advisor and later as a section director in the former Eastern Region.  In 2015, he received his Master's in Health Care Administration from Marshall University. Jonathon is currently the Supervisor in Perioperative Services (Surgery) at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

In a statement, Pritt expressed his sentiments about volunteering in this new capacity, “I’m overjoyed by having this opportunity to serve as the regional director of the Valley Crossroads Region. It is exciting to be able to work with the future leaders and amazing volunteers in this great organization.”

The regional director is a volunteer position that is charged with the specific responsibility of ensuring a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. Working in conjunction with appointed section directors, the regional director is the first line supervisor of chapters, chapter officers and chapter advisors in a specific geographical area.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 38 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Alumni Chapter Established in the Bluegrass State
6/1/2015

LOUISVILLE (May 30, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the Bluegrass Alumni in the Louisville area.

The 108th alumni chapter to charter, efforts came from more than 20 alumni members representing a variety of collegiate chapters. The alumni group held a number of recruitment, networking and socialization events.

Referencing the first four lines of Alpha Kappa Psi’s creed, the alumni chapter’s executive board expressed its resonance with the group’s objectives and goals. In a chartering petition letter, they stated how “these three lines of the creed are simple words that our colony has used to shape the experience we wish to offer brothers in the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky area.”

Led by chapter president Diane Haag, Boston ’07 - Life, the group has plans to eventually grow enough in size that the group can split itself to better accommodate members in both the Louisville and Lexington areas. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 38 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Foundation Announces 2015 Academy Fellows
5/21/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (May 21, 2015) --The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation announced the selection of the 2015 Academy Fellows. In June, twenty student members will attend the intensive leadership retreat designed to make even the best of Alpha Kappa Psi more impactful, value-based leaders. Through the generous support of Alpha Kappa Psi alumni and friends, the AKPsi Foundation pays all expenses for those attending the experience. 

The Academy was created in 2001 to provide participants with a solid grounding in self-awareness, leadership skills, teamwork, and a new perspective on change and systems thinking. Participants will learn how to become a leader who makes a visible difference and more positive force in their organization and profession. 

2015 Academy Fellows
Drew D. Berry, Christopher Newport ‘13
Mindi Chen, Northeastern ‘14
Michael Cusanza, Louisiana State ‘13
Charlotte R. Dicharry, Portland State ’14-Life
Eleanor L. Dinnes, Manchester ‘14
Jacob S. Drees, Toledo ’11-Life
Luis F. Gonzalez Haro, California - Merced ‘14
Brian A. Higgins, Central Florida ‘14
Sachi Khemka, Maryland ‘14
Agnieszka K. Kowalski, Illinois State ‘14
Juju Miao, Northwestern ‘14
Matthew E. Moore, Boise State ‘14
Zachary Morrissey, San Francisco State ‘12
Silvino G. Resendiz, Shenandoah ‘13
Nakiya S. Shamshudin, Temple ‘13
Patrick W. St.Clair, Towson ‘13
Megan E. Taylor, Austin Peay State ‘13
Brandon S. Taylor, Fort Hays State ‘13
Trevor N. Thompson, Arizona State ‘13
Sara Winick-Brown, Oregon State ‘14

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Alumni Members Revive the First Coast Alumni Chapter
5/15/2015

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (May 15, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the re-established First Coast Alumni in the Jacksonville area. With its resurgence, the State of Florida now hosts the greatest amount of alumni chapters in the fraternity.

Originally the thirty-sixth chartered alumni chapter in 1959, revitalization efforts came from more than 20 alumni members representing a variety of collegiate chapters. The group engaged in various events, more recently including Relay for Life.

In a chartering petition letter, chapter president Russel J. Bryan, South Florida ‘06, shared the group’s intention is to build a strong local alumni base.  Benefiting more than just local collegiate and alumni members, “we intend to develop working relationships with our community [and] our local Chamber of Commerce,” said Bryan.

The alumni chapter has plans for a beach day this summer and a fall event with a local collegiate chapter to celebrate the fraternity’s anniversary.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 37 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Golden Triangle Alumni Chapter Re-Installs
5/14/2015

PITTSBURGH (May 14, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the re-established Golden Triangle Alumni in the Pittsburgh area.

Originally the fourth chartered alumni chapter, revitalization efforts came from nearly 20 alumni members representing a variety of collegiate chapters. Since its re-formation in December 2014, the alumni group held a number of recruitment, networking and socialization events.  

In a chartering petition letter, the alumni chapter’s executive board stated how its objective and goals  are aligned with Alpha Kappa Psi founding purpose, “We intend to carry out our mission by embracing the Alpha Kappa Psi brotherhood that has carried us through to our alumni years, and continuing to united alumni brothers for years to come.”

Led by chapter president William (Bill) Winkeler, Pittsburgh ’11, the group has plans for co - sponsored professional and social events with local collegiate chapters in the upcoming months.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 37 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Foundation Names 2015-16 Scholarship Recipients
5/12/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2015) --The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 41 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. More than $35,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,900.

 Congratulations to the 2015-16 scholarship recipients:

  • Kristine Aprile, Pittsburgh ‘13 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Briana Bills, South Carolina ‘14 -- Fraternity Presidents Scholarship
  • Luke Buffington, Creighton ‘12 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Anne Burback, Wyoming ‘12 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Nick Ciabattone, Drexel ‘12 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Tori Coneglio, Cincinnati ‘12 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Paul d'Hyver, Ohio State ‘13 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Charlotte Dicharry, Portland State ‘14-Life -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Dietzler, Wisconsin-Milwaukee ‘13 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Alejandra Figueroa, Columbia ‘14 – Jesse H. Bert Scholarship
  • Lindsey Forbes, Nevada ‘11-Life -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Michael Galibov, Arizona State ‘14 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Luis Gonzalez Haro, California-Merced ‘14 – Jeffery L. Vander Waal Scholarship
  • Kyle Hoeing, Southern Indiana ‘13 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Hattie Holm, Minnesota ‘13 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Emily Hudson, Miami ‘12 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Julia James, Indiana ‘12 -- Theodore G. Ehrsam Scholarship
  • Dana Kisenwether, Binghamton ‘13 -- DNTW-Montreal Scholarship
  • Agnes Kowalski, Illinois State ‘14 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Catherine Krigbaum, Arizona ‘14 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Sara Levine, Cornell ‘14 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Mackenzie Lloyd, Marshall ‘14 -- William E. Westerdahl Scholarship
  • Jasper Luong, California - Davis ‘13 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Pavan Mahtani, NYU ‘14 -- Kenneth W. Hufford Scholarship
  • Alonso Mojica, San Diego State ‘12 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Thomas Molloy, Missouri Western ‘14 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Alex Nanchanatt, Monmouth ‘13 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Ryan O'Toole, Illinois Wesleyan ‘14 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Darshana Panchal, Creighton ‘12 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Samantha Perlman, Emory ‘14 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Ryan Pollowitz, Miami ‘12 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Gabriela Reichert, Miami ‘12 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Jack Renner, Ohio State ‘13 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Aspen Ruane, Wyoming ‘13 -- Andrew P. Duli Scholarship
  • Elena Sakach, William & Mary ‘13 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Matthew Shaver, Ohio State ‘13 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Leah Simkoff, Ohio State ‘13 -- Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
  • Trevor Thompson, Arizona State ‘13 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Katherine Toldy, Denver ‘13 -- William D. Reeves Scholarship
  • Peter Tozzi, Illinois State ‘13 -- Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Kyle Varble, Indiana State ‘13 -- J.D. Sparks Scholarship

The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent countless hours reviewing 236 applications:

Selection:

  • Past Foundation Chairman Angela Brown, Adrian College ‘81-Life
  • Past Fraternity President and Past Fraternity Chairman Robert Davenport, Old Dominion '86-Life
  • Past Fraternity Director Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
  • Past Foundation Chairman Richard McVay, Texas Tech '79-Life
  • Foundation Director and Past Fraternity President Andrea Nemeth, Montclair State ‘91-Life
  • Past Foundation Chairman Cynthia Washington, Saint Louis ‘82-Life
  • Foundation Director John Werner, Virginia ‘84-Life (Committee Chair)

Pre-Screening:

  • Eric Bodman, Creighton '04-Life
  • Ernest Hammond, Florida '08
  • Doug Heitkamp, Saint Louis '05
  • Matthew Heymann, George Washington '08
  • Valerie Matena, Vanderbilt '06
  • Ethan Oblonsky, Toledo '04
  • Nicole Seray, Alabama State '02
  • Natalie Simon, Stetson '07
  • Steven Such, North Carolina State '06-Life

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

Beta Omicron Colonizes at Wayne State University
5/4/2015

DETROIT (May 2, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently established a colony at Wayne State University. 

The colonization marks revitalization efforts of the Beta Omicron Chapter which originally lasted 54 years after chartering in 1941. During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career.

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan. (Retrieved from wayne.edu)

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has 226 campus based chapters and 36 metropolitan based alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. 

Alpha Kappa Psi Announces Board of Directors Election Results
5/1/2015

INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2015) -- Three members were elected to serve on the Fraternity Board of Directors which resulted from an election process among delegates from each collegiate and alumni chapter. The three year term will commence this August during the 2015 Convention in Norfolk, Virginia.

Naneen Christopher was initiated in 2005 by the Gamma Pi Chapter at Seton Hall University, where he graduated with degrees in marketing and finance. He also received his master in business administration from Excelsior College. As an undergraduate, he served the Gamma Pi Chapter as vice president of alumni relations, treasurer, and inter-chapter relations. A Life Loyal Member, Naneen has served Alpha Kappa Psi starting in various volunteer roles including chapter advisor, section director, and most recently as regional director. Naneen works at Prudential Financial, within public fixed income under the portfolio administration group.

John M. Levering, re-elected for a second term, was initiated in 1995 by the Theta Omicron Chapter at Boise State University, where he graduated with a degree in International Business. He also received his master in business administration from the University of Maryland. A Life Loyal Member, he served the Theta Omicron Chapter as vice president of membership and president before becoming a chapter advisor as an alumnus. In 2000, John received a commission as an officer in the US Navy as a Supply Officer.  Following a successful tour as a Supply Department Head he was selected to serve at Naval Reactors Headquarters. Now a federal employee, his current responsibilities include serving as the Lead Business Manager for Aircraft Carrier procurement, repair, and inactivation. A successful entrepreneur, he started Patriotic AdVANtures, LLC, one of the fastest growing vanpool commuting service providers in the DC area. 

Chrissy M. Vasquez, re-elected for a second term, was initiated in 1998 by the Iota Xi Chapter at Arizona State University, where she graduated with a degree in marketing. She also received her master in business administration in marketing from Indiana University. As an undergraduate, she served the Iota Xi Chapter in many executive positions including president and master of rituals. A Life Loyal member, she received the Distinguished Service Award - Bronze (first and second degrees) and Silver. Chrissy is the executive director of Back on My Feet Indianapolis; a non-profit that addresses the social and emotional side of homelessness by utilizing a running program to build confidence and discipline to help members work toward self-sufficiency in housing and employment. Chrissy has experience in non-profit management and fund development and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

The Fraternity Board of Directors is composed of nine alumni members who are responsible for Alpha Kappa Psi's governance and oversight, strategic planning, policy establishment, budget approval and supervision of the Heritage Center (via the executive committee). It also serves as the supreme executive, legislative and judicial body of the fraternity during the interim between meetings of the Chapter Congress.
The Chi Lambda Chapter Installs at Edinboro University
4/27/2015

EDINBORO, PENNSYLVANIA (April 25, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted its 356th collegiate charter to the students of Edinboro University.  

The installation of the newest chapter, known as the Chi Lambda Chapter, was directed by Fraternity Executive Vice President Kerri M. Dickson, Washington State ’02 – Life, with 42 new students initiated as members.

During the colonization period, the students hosted various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. The colony’s professional events included a presentation by Dr. Melisa Zimmerman who spoke on the topic of leadership, and a business panel that offered feedback on résumé writing and interviewing.

The students’ commitment to strengthening the Edinboro community included participation in Bowling for Bleeding Disorders and Edinboro University’s annual Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.E).

In a letter of support for the group, Director of Campus Life and Leadership Development Michelle L. Barbich spoke on the positive impact Alpha Kappa Psi will provide for Edinboro University.  “I believe that their presence at EUP will only allow for growth and development on campus,” said Barbich. “It will continue to challenge the current organizations to strive for excellence as well as support our campus and community philanthropic endeavors.”

The group is led by president, Amber Iams and supported by section director Courtney Ball, Buffalo ’12 – Life, and faculty advisors, Scott E. Miller, Gannon ’91 – Life, PhD, CPA, J.D. and Melissa Zimmerman, PhD. “As a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Psi, I am very supportive of the mission of Alpha Kappa Psi and feel that its benefits in developing leaders are a great opportunity for the School of Business,” said Miller who acts as the dean for the School of Business. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has a presence on more than 220 collegiate chapters and 30 alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

The Chi Mu Chapter Installs at Sacred Heart University
4/20/2015

FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT (April 18, 2015) -- Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted its 355th collegiate charter to the students of Sacred Heart University.

The installation was directed by Fraternity President Alexander T. Sultan, San Diego State ’93 – Life, with 56 new students initiated into membership. 

During the colonization period, the group worked in conjunction with Sacred Heart’s John F. Welch College of Business, to host a variety of activities, including events headlined by managers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance. One such event included a PricewaterhouseCoopers representative, who not only presented on the company and its internship opportunities, but also provided training on the utilization of Excel in the business world. This topic coincided with preparation for an Excel certification course that the John F. Welch College of Business offers. A similar event was held with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services. Attendees learned about Northwestern’s day to day operations and internship possibilities. 

In a chartering petition letter in support of the students, Sacred Heart University President John Petillo attributed similar missions between Alpha Kappa Psi and the John F. Welch College of Business, “Both strive to develop well-trained, ethical and experienced business leaders. Alpha Kappa Psi would complement our students’ education and strengthen the practical knowledge they need to succeed in our increasingly global and complex business environment.” 

The group is led by president, Luca Partesano and supported by chapter advisor Stephanie J. Letkowski, Connecticut ’10, and faculty advisors Julie A. Mujic, PhD, Indiana ’98, and Stephen A. Scarpati, CPA, CLU, CHFC.  “I look forward to seeing what they do as a chapter in the years to come,” said Mujic. “My time with AKPsi meant so much to me, and I hope to watch many more college students grow and thrive within the fraternity as I did.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has a presence on more than 220 collegiate chapters and 30 alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.

New Employment Opportunity with Alpha Kappa Psi
4/6/2015

Alpha Kappa Psi is looking to hire two full-time salaried employees. The Chapter Educational Resource Coordinator is an entry-level position that facilitates the chapter health assessment process in managing plans and matching resources to fit needs for an Area of Alpha Kappa Psi. 

This position will be located onsite in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is not eligible for telecommuting. Learn more about the position and how to apply.

Alpha Kappa Psi's Statement Regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
3/31/2015

As an organization focused on developing principled business leaders, Alpha Kappa Psi has joined other Indiana-based businesses and organizations to voice concern over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

It was indeed our expectation that Governor Pence would provide an explanation on the intention of the law during his press conference earlier today; however, his remarks only indicated he would seek “to clarify” the law. In contrast, Alpha Kappa Psi is clear on its stance regarding discrimination:

“No individual shall be denied membership on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or disability.” - Alpha Kappa Psi Constitution, Article II, Section 1.

We remain an organization focused on education and professional development, and we remain committed to fostering a culture of understanding, respect, and appreciation within our organization and in our community.

Further, because we are an Indiana-based organization, operate chapters at several colleges and universities in Indiana, conduct business in Indiana, and employ residents of Indiana, we will continue to encourage our state and local leaders to exhibit the leadership Indiana needs to remain open and vibrant regarding sound business practices and equality.

Call for Regional Director Nominations
3/30/2015

Alpha Kappa Psi is seeking nominations for a volunteer to fill the position of Valley Crossroads Regional Director (VC RD). Brandon Phelps, the current VC RD, has resigned his position, effective June 30.  

Parties interested in the position must be nominated by a student or alumni chapter, the fraternity president or the CEO. A nomination from a student or alumni chapter must be accompanied by the signatures of eight (8) members in good standing, excluding a member of the Fraternity Board of Directors. Eligible candidates must be an alumni member in good standing. 

Interested individuals should submit their intention for candidacy, the necessary signatures, and submit a fraternal and professional résumé on or before Wednesday, April 29, 2015 via one of the following options:

  • Mail: 7801 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256
  • Email: jessica@akpsi.org
  • Fax: 317-872-1567; attn: Jessica Seitz

The regional director is charged with the specific responsibility of ensuring a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. The regional director is the first line supervisor of chapters, chapter officers, chapter advisors and section directors.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the chapters in the region.  Including ensuring deadlines are met and policies are followed;
  • Setting goals for the region in the areas of membership and fraternity event registration;
  • Conducting officer training;
  • Ensuring the financial stability of chapters within the region;
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a Regional Management Team; and,
  • Maintaining communication with the Heritage Center staff, Management Team and the Valley Crossroads Region.

Upon nomination, qualified candidates will participate in an interview process with Area II Vice President Greg Patterson. Upon recommendation of the Area VP, the fraternity president and/or CEO will nominate a candidate to the Fraternity Board for appointment. Upon appointment, the RD-elect will shadow the current RD until taking office on July 1, 2015. 

Alpha Kappa Psi extends its gratitude to Brandon for his service to the Valley Crossroads Region.

Alpha Kappa Psi Welcomes Honorary Member Secretary Wyman
3/10/2015

WASHINGTON -- The Omega Beta Chapter at Western Washington University recently initiated Washington's Secretary of State Kim Wyman as an honorary member. 

Washington’s 15th Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, is currently serving her first term. Elected in 2012, she is the second female Secretary of State in Washington history and the only woman currently holding statewide executive office.

Prior to being sworn into this office, Kim served as the Thurston County Elections Director and was elected County Auditor in 2001.  During her tenure, the Thurston County Auditor's Office won many awards for innovation in county government. Kim actively participates in multiple state and national workgroups, which has helped make Washington State a national leader.

Secretary Wyman leads one of the most diverse offices in state government.  She promotes civility and civic engagement and is committed to connecting people with their government. Kim enjoys mentoring students and participates in leadership development organizations.  She is an advocate for our military service members, veterans, and their families.

Kim is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University.  She is a member of the Lacey Rotary Club, serves on the boards of the Washington State Historical Society and TVW, and takes part in numerous civic activities.

Kim and her husband John came to Washington when he was assigned to the 2/75th Ranger Battalion at (then) Ft. Lewis after being stationed in Ansbach, Germany. The Wymans reside in Thurston County with their two children.

An honorary member is an individual who is granted membership as an honor and distinction by a college chapter or alumni chapter. Honorary membership is conferred to persons who have demonstrated commitment to the fraternity on a fraternal, regional or chapter level and/or have gained prominence as a business leader and represents the fraternity’s core values. Learn more about the application process for initiating honorary members. 

Congratulations to All-AKPsi Academic Team Co-Captains
2/16/2015

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to announce the eight team captains for this year’s All-AKPsi Academic Team. From the 370 juniors and seniors named to the team in December, these eight co-captains have been selected to represent the team and will each receive $250 educational grants from the foundation:

  • Aashima Gupta, Maryland ‘13
  • Marisa Kallenberger, Northeastern ‘14
  • Andrew Keaveney, Drexel ‘11
  • Cassidy Leventhal, Columbia ‘13
  • Madeline Mills, Loyola ‘13
  • Matthew Shaver, Ohio State ‘13
  • Amanda Wolosz, Alabama ‘12
  • Sarah Yoder, North Carolina–Charlotte ‘12

Each year the All-AKPsi Academic Team honors individuals who balance academics with leadership in their chapters and communities. To apply, students need to be juniors or seniors and have GPAs of 3.50 or higher.

The foundation extends its gratitude to this year’s selection committee which had the monumental task of narrowing the list of 370 individuals down to eight team captains: Liz Akert, Nebraska ‘08; Elise Andrews, Southern Indiana ‘07; Kyle Bunch, Western Kentucky ’02-Life; Paul Calderon, Florida International ‘08; Jason Eggert, Wisconsin-Milwaukee ‘08; Kelly Fineman, Murray State ‘04; Cassie Reeder, UTSA ‘04; Alan Siktberg, Ball State '02-Life; Carley Stieg, Drake ‘08; and Tim Tanis, Northern Michigan ’02-Life.

Alpha Kappa Psi CEO Announces Organizational Changes
1/12/2015

INDIANAPOLIS –- An announcement was recently made to volunteers and student chapter officers regarding changes within the organization and how they benefit student members and chapters.

During the past eight years, Alpha Kappa Psi has grown significantly as a whole.  Student chapter members are currently a part of a 14,000-student AKPsi network representing members in nearly 230 student chapters. These numbers represent a 50% increase in membership and a 25% increase in chapters from 2006.

“There are so many more opportunities that arise from strength in numbers,“ said Steve Hartman, CEO of Alpha Kappa Psi. “In order to reach that potential, and to meet some of these opportunities, we have approached improving chapter and student services from three directions.” 

The three directions Hartman refers to are:

  1. Increased volunteer support - Last fall, a new volunteer structure was rolled out that decreased the ratio of chapters per regional director and increased the number of regions and regional directors from 13 to 16.

  2. Better technology platforms - Many students and volunteers have been contacted by a systems integration expert who is gathering feedback in order to help design online tools and applications. The tools are intended to assist chapters with membership management, communication, recruitment, events and finance. The first phase of these tools is expected to be available in the fall.

  3. Heritage Center staff support - As of January 1, a department dedicated to chapter development and assistance was created. The role of the Student Services department is to help student chapter officers and volunteers identify chapter needs, and to identify the resources and programs that will best address those needs. The Student Services department will be initially staffed with three staff positions:

Melinda Rosenthall, Associate Director of Student Services
Leads the department and is responsible for tracking and assisting chapters in minimum standards, ACR, and overall chapter achievement. Reports to the Managing Director of Student Services, Jessica Seitz.

Cady Tabeling, Resource Coordinator
Liz Vickers, Resource Coordinator 
Facilitates the chapter health assessment process to assist in managing chapter health plans and matching resources to fit needs for an Area of Alpha Kappa Psi. Reports to the Associate Director of Student Services.

In addition to these staffing changes, Jennifer Adamany has accepted a new role as the Director of Communication (reporting to the Chief Executive Officer). A new position has also been posted for the associate director of education that will report to Jason Pierce, Director of Education. In total, this Heritage Center staff restructure represents better alignment with the fraternity’s new Strategic Plan.

Alpha Kappa Psi is hiring!
1/6/2015

Alpha Kappa Psi is hiring! A newly created position, Associate Director of Education, is an entry-level position which assists the Director of Education with the Fraternity’s educational programs and initiatives through development of the Fraternity’s resources and online educational programs. The Associate Director will oversee the expansion and enhancement of several programs and resources including the web-based educational programs and resources, officer training, and the pledge education program to name a few. This position will be located onsite in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, and is not eligible for telecommuting. Click here to learn more about the position.

Alumni Directory Project
12/23/2014

Starting in late December, Alpha Kappa Psi launched a new Alumni Directory project with in partnership with Publishing Concepts (PCI). This campaign will be working throughout 2015 and end in a beautiful hardbound volume of our alumni members. All alumni should expect to receive a post card (at a minimum) announcing this project and gives you an opportunity to verify your information as well as purchase one of the new directories when it is published should you choose to do so. Any information or updates that you provide is held confidential and used to update the fraternity database. 

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Jeff Hughes, Director of Alumni Development at 317-872-1553.

Foundation announces 2014-15 All-AKPsi Academic Team
12/17/2014

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has officially named 370 students to its 2014-15 All-AKPsi Academic Team. The team honors students who maintain excellence in academic standing while making positive contributions to their campus and community.

From among the team members, eight outstanding individuals will be selected as team captains and receive educational grants from the foundation. This was the 16th year the foundation has sponsored the All-AKPsi Academic Team.

2014-15 All-AKPsi Academic Team Roster:

AREA I

Central Pacific
Matthew Goldman, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ‘12
Courtney Jacobson, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ‘13
Ben Chon, California - Berkeley ‘12
Winnie Lau, California - Berkeley ‘13
Jessica Lim, California - Berkeley ‘13
Patricia Zhang, California - Berkeley ‘13
Luis Gonzalez Haro, California - Merced ‘14
Constantinos Spandagos, Hong Kong Science and Technology ‘13
Isabella Houston, Nevada ‘14
Lennon Zimmerman, Nevada ‘13*
Kirendeep Malhi, San Francisco State ‘14
Cuong Tang, San Francisco State ‘14
Oriana Oanh Hua, San Jose State ‘13
Heli Patel, San Jose State ‘13
Cindy Ta, San Jose State ‘13
Jennifer Thom, San Jose State ‘14
Nishad Joshi, Santa Clara ‘11*
Vivian Stoneking, Santa Clara ‘14
Raymond Whelan, Santa Clara ‘14
Nicole Cuenca, Stanford ‘13
Evelyn Xue, Stanford ‘14

Desert Southwest
Delaney Rader, Arizona ‘13
Preethika Chithapuram, Arizona State ‘12*
Erica Jorgenson, Arizona State ‘12
Erica MacKenzie, Arizona State ‘12*
Sebastian Navarro, Arizona State ‘12*
Christopher Stuller, Arizona State ‘12*
Trevor Thompson, Arizona State ‘13
Kevin Jao, California - Santa Barbara ‘13
Kristy Kay, California State - San Marcos ‘14
Kelvin Han, Chapman ‘11*
Jasmine Liew, Chapman ‘12
Bryan Luciano, Chapman ‘12*
Casper Sermsuksan, Southern California ‘13

Northern Rio Grande
Tychanika Kimbrough, Texas State ‘12

Pacifc Northwest
Matthew Moore, Boise State ‘14
Jackie Treat, Eastern Washington ‘14
Evan Ellefsen, Gonzaga ‘12
Erin Gracyalny, Gonzaga ‘13
Joseph Peanasky, Gonzaga ‘13
Justin Rasmussen, Gonzaga ‘13
Kelly Strader, Gonzaga ‘12
Sara Chrisman, Oregon ‘13
Sam Twardoch, Oregon ‘12
Jared Brownson, Oregon State ‘14
Annemarie Lewandowski, Oregon State ‘14
Yuhan Wang, Oregon State ‘14
Kat Snow, Portland ‘12*
Charlotte Dicharry, Portland State ‘14
Justin McClure, Portland State ‘14
Cody Smith, Seattle ‘12
James Wagner, Southern Oregon ‘13*
Kathy Chang, Washington ‘12*
Ali Guttridge, Washington ‘12
Evan Hindes, Washington ‘12*
Samantha Hindes, Washington ‘13
Samuel Isenberg, Washington ‘14
Ellen Kaushansky, Washington ‘12
Caroline Leffert, Washington ‘12
Blake Nachman, Washington ‘12*
Sophie Revere, Washington ‘13
Prema Roberts-Gaddipati, Washington ‘14
Dane Austreng, Western Washington ‘13

AREA II

Eastern Great Plains
Dongyue Li, Chicago ‘12
Kelly Wood, Chicago ‘12
Pam Yu, Chicago ‘12
Leonard Lacson, DePaul ‘14
Kelsey Beyer, Drake ‘13
Julie Bolda, Drake ‘12*
Aaron Cheong, Drake ‘12
Samuel Gray, Drake ‘12
Michael Halsey, Drake ‘11*
Jeff Konrad, Drake ‘13
Jennifer Konrad, Drake ‘12*
Nina Liu, Drake ‘13*
Jessica O'Donnell, Drake ‘12*
Kok Kuan Ong, Drake ‘12*
Courtney Seeke, Drake ‘13*
Claire Van Treeck, Drake ‘13
Erin Brennan, Illinois ‘11
Steve Ditman, Illinois ‘12
Eric Frey, Illinois ‘13
Matt Harris, Illinois ‘12
Peter Ninchich, Illinois ‘11
John Pease, Illinois ‘13
Krishna Somayajula, Illinois ‘13
Grace Walsh, Illinois ‘11
Kody Barnes, Illinois State ‘12
Lindsay Brightwell, Illinois State ‘12
Vincent Carbone, Illinois State ‘12
Peter Tozzi, Illinois State ‘13
Matthew Mardis, Illinois Wesleyan ‘14
Dave McGrath, Illinois Wesleyan ‘12
Emily Brannon, Iowa ‘11*
Haley Madsen, Iowa ‘12
Katelyn Wheeldon, Iowa ‘12
Maddie Mills, Loyola ‘13
Kelsey Boardsen, Missouri ‘12
Luke Carden, Missouri ‘12
Jared Dey, Missouri ‘14
Anthony Duke, Missouri ‘14
Anna Guyette, Missouri ‘14
Joe Heinzler, Missouri ‘13
Kyle Holtzman, Missouri ‘13
Hannah McCausland, Missouri ‘14
Jeremy Myers, Missouri ‘13
Julia Nichols, Missouri ‘14
Kelsey Bagwill, Missouri State ‘12*
Christina Zhang, Northwestern ‘13

Valley Crossroads
Matthew Avril, Case Western Reserve ‘12*
Janis Cava, Case Western Reserve ‘13
Hillary Steber, Indiana State ‘11*
Carol Good, Marshall ‘11*
Adam Barnhard, Miami ‘11
Aaron Curth, Miami ‘11
Lauren Curtis, Miami ‘12
Niki Fisher, Miami ‘11*
Dennis Kontorovich, Miami ‘13*
Alyssa Scheer, Miami ‘11*
Emmi Banner, Ohio State ‘12
Louis Gideon, Ohio State ‘12
Elyssa Helker, Ohio State ‘13
Christopher John, Ohio State ‘12
Jack Renner, Ohio State ‘13
Matthew Shaver, Ohio State ‘13
Elizabeth Yuan, Ohio State ‘13
Devon Buechler, Purdue ‘13
Shengze Li, Purdue ‘13
Patrick Melnick, Purdue ‘14
John Riddell, Purdue ‘14
Jing Su, Purdue ‘13
Amy Wong, Purdue ‘13

Western Great Lakes
Laurel Branstrom, Central Michigan ‘13
Shayna Derby, Central Michigan ‘12
Ethan Hoffman, Michigan State ‘12
Andrew Johnson, Michigan State ‘11*
Alec Latta, Michigan State ‘13
Nolan MacMaster, Michigan State ‘12
Trevor Page, Michigan State ‘13
Derek Pascoe, Michigan State ‘13
Gregory Slawson, Michigan State ‘13*
Devon Spaulding, Michigan State ‘12*
Hannah Blenkush, Minnesota ‘12
Mark Foley, Minnesota ‘12
Claire Gillis, Minnesota ‘13
Ian Goodwin, Minnesota ‘12*
Wendy Hui, Minnesota ‘13
Brooke Laven, Minnesota ‘11
Adam Peters, Minnesota ‘13
Elizabeth Rieke, Minnesota ‘13
David Sabel, Minnesota ‘11*
Ben Stelman, Minnesota ‘13
Nikola Trukov, Minnesota ‘13*
Lauren VanLerberghe, Minnesota ‘12
Katrina Vogelgesang, Minnesota ‘14
Jordan Speare, North Dakota ‘14
Ruikun Sun, North Dakota ‘14
Trevor Cox, Toledo ‘12
Heather Dietrick, Toledo ‘12
Ryan Colligan, Wisconsin ‘13
Nicole Nolan, Wisconsin ‘12
Kelly O'Neill, Wisconsin ‘12
Sabrina Schaefer, Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‘14
Tim Wiencek, Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‘13

Western Great Plains
Clara Jace, Creighton ‘13
Nam Vu, Creighton ‘12
Tandra Johnson, Fort Hays State ’12-Life
Cody Scheck, Fort Hays State ‘13
Tom Molloy, Missouri Western ‘14
Nicholas Jones, Wichita State ’12-Life
Anne Burback, Wyoming ‘12

AREA III

Atlantic Metro
Rishi Ajmera, Baruch College ‘12
Kelly Chan, Baruch College ‘12
Megan Chiu, Baruch College ‘11*
Vivian Wu, Baruch College ‘12
Ryan Bae, Columbia ‘14
Richin Kabra, Columbia ‘13
Cassidy Leventhal, Columbia ‘13
Tyler DiValerio, Delaware ‘12
Victoria McErlean, Delaware ‘14
Andrew Richman, Delaware ‘14
Catherine Wolff, Delaware ‘12
Nick Ciabattone, Drexel ‘12*
Jocelyn Joseph, Drexel ‘12
Andrew Keaveney, Drexel ‘11*
Jody Lo, Drexel ‘13
Jillian Alexander, Monmouth ‘13
Alex Nanchanatt, Monmouth ‘13
Arsh Amin, New York ‘12
Ashish Bhandari, New York ‘12*
Yash Bhansali, New York ‘13
Mrinalini Bhutoria, New York ‘12
Byron Hutchison, New York ‘13
Peter Kang, New York ‘13
Ajay Kanuri, New York ‘13
Elaine Kwak, New York ‘12
McKinsey Lux, New York ‘13
Nisha Modi, New York ‘12*
Nilay Shah, New York ‘12
Alexander Shropshire, New York ‘12
Maggie Shun, New York ‘12*
Grace Son, New York ‘13
Shivani Verma, New York ‘12
Emily Yan, New York ‘12
Julia Zhu, New York ‘13
Catherine He, Rutgers ‘13
Pal Hellum, Rutgers ‘12
Sheetal Sharma, Rutgers ‘12*
Bridget Smith, Rutgers ‘13*
Chris Xia, Rutgers ‘14
Amanda Speed, Seton Hall ‘13
Akshay Asok, Stony Brook ‘11
Christopher Voytek, Stony Brook ‘14

Central Atlantic
Sara Furr, George Mason ‘12*
Heather Gonyeau, George Mason ‘14
Manuel Gonzalez, George Mason ‘12
Alexandra Marsh, George Mason ‘12
Jelicia Diggs, Howard ‘13
Tasia Hawkins-Lyles, Howard ‘13
Monica Rex, Johns Hopkins ‘14
Jess Teng, Johns Hopkins ‘12*
Brandon Azzi, Maryland ‘14
Surendra Fernando, Maryland ‘13
Aashima Gupta, Maryland ‘13
Connie Li, Maryland ‘12
Jessica Ma, Maryland ‘13
Snigdha Rao, Maryland ‘13
Avinash Satish, Maryland ‘13
Karan Singh, Maryland ‘13
Jonathan Eary, Roanoke College ‘13
Benjamin Cunningham, Virginia ‘13
Olivier Fiorini, Virginia ‘13
Amolak Kahlon, Virginia ‘13
Kevin Zhao, Virginia ‘13

Eastern Great Lakes
Nicholas Helmick, Buffalo ‘14
Maggie Lam, Buffalo ‘12*
Nick Robin, Buffalo ‘12
Nicholas Schrager, Buffalo ‘13
Vicky Zheng, Buffalo ‘14
Karthik Annaamalai, Carnegie Mellon ‘11
Ajit Bopalkar, Carnegie Mellon ‘12
Eric Jin, Carnegie Mellon ‘13
Donna Lee, Carnegie Mellon ‘13
Phoebe Ng, Carnegie Mellon ‘12
Leslie Lorefice, Lock Haven ‘12
Colby Wagner, Lock Haven ‘14
William Whale, Lock Haven ‘13
Nika Simonson, Pittsburgh ‘13*
Michaela Kerem, Rochester ‘13
Diane Klapatch, Shippensburg ‘13
Amanda Segner, Shippensburg ‘12
Megan Shaw, Shippensburg ‘13
Christopher Boggs, Slippery Rock ‘13*
Kristen Check, Slippery Rock ‘14
Brittany Foertsch, Slippery Rock ‘13
Jordan Matulevich, Slippery Rock ‘14
Elizabeth Mazzocco, Slippery Rock ‘13
Ashley McCollum, Slippery Rock ‘12

Northern Atlantic
Keith Chong, Binghamton ‘14
Meghan Collins, Binghamton ‘12*
Mark DiBiase, Binghamton ‘13
Brian Hun, Binghamton ‘13
Dana Kisenwether, Binghamton ‘13
Molly Law, Binghamton ‘13
Justine Lebedz, Binghamton ‘13
Andrew Lehewych, Binghamton ‘14
Melissa Levin, Binghamton ‘13
Ryan Logrieco, Binghamton ‘13
Kathleen Mavrommatis, Binghamton ‘13
Sneha Mehta, Binghamton ‘14
Matthew Moulin, Binghamton ‘13*
Konner Smith, Binghamton ‘14
Morgan Strzelczyk, Binghamton ‘13
Jake Weiss, Binghamton ‘13
Alec Dalton, Boston ‘11*
Rebecca Giden, Boston ‘12*
Austin Hymes, Boston ‘12*
Nicholas Aguilar, Connecticut ‘12
Christopher Bortolan, Connecticut ‘12
Stefanie Zheng, Connecticut ‘12
Ben Dreier, Cornell ‘12
Andrew Razman, Cornell ‘14
Patrick Walsh, New Hampshire ‘13
Kelly Chen, Northeastern ‘14
Mindi Chen, Northeastern ‘14
Marisa Kallenberger, Northeastern ‘14
Hailey Pirovich, Northeastern ‘14

AREA IV

Atlantic Gulf Coast
Shelby Birch, Central Florida ‘13
Janeil Morgan, Central Florida ‘14
Simeon Revales, Central Florida ‘14
Anthony Surico, Central Florida ‘13*
Dhananjay Somani, Emory ‘13
Amy Bearison, Florida ‘13*
Michael Cuello, Florida ‘12
Ian Shuker, Florida ‘14
Brianna Baker, Florida A&M ‘12*
Robert Parker, Florida State ‘14
Anly Renda, Florida State ‘14
Jocelyn Travis, Florida State ‘14
Amit Garg, Georgia Tech ‘13
Ryan Pollowitz, Miami ‘12
Tiffany Smith, Nova Southeastern ‘14

Carolina Coastal
Brittany Bonato, High Point ‘14
Corey Dalton, High Point ‘14
Katherine Miller, High Point ‘14
Derek Goodwin, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘13
Chad Gunton, North Carolina - Charlotte ‘14
Wesley Sweigart, North Carolina - Charlotte ‘14
Sarah Yoder, North Carolina - Charlotte ‘12
Kristy Brader, North Carolina State ‘13
Cara Chabreck, North Carolina State ‘13
Barry Griffith, North Carolina State ‘13
Anna Evelina Lechter, North Carolina State ‘12
Tara Lucas, North Carolina State ‘13
Matthew Oehm, North Carolina State ‘13
Anja Reiner, North Carolina State ‘14
Katherine Beach, South Carolina ‘12
Connor Deason, South Carolina ‘12
Cassandra Frow, South Carolina ‘13
Dylan Kriz, South Carolina ‘12
Anthony Lubrano, South Carolina ‘14
Jason Malamut, South Carolina ‘12
Anthony Millimaci, South Carolina ‘12
Katie Murphy, South Carolina ‘12
Ann-Marie Nunziata, South Carolina ‘12
Kelley Weaver, South Carolina ‘14
Bailey Wilhelm, South Carolina ‘12
Richard Wojan, South Carolina ‘12
Kelly Youngstrom, South Carolina ‘14
Dawnn Flowers, South Carolina State ‘13
Cameron Brenson, Wake Forest ‘12

Southern Bluegrass
Daria Cannon, Austin Peay ‘13
amany elraheb, Austin Peay ‘12*
Kymsasha Harris, Austin Peay ‘14
Dounia Marzouk, Austin Peay ‘14
Alexa Riley, Austin Peay ‘14
Latasha Wright, Austin Peay ‘14
Rachel Izydorek, Kentucky ‘14
Stevi Morgan, Kentucky ‘14
Natalie Gilbert, Lipscomb ‘13
Trevor Gormley, Lipscomb ‘13
Christina Nagy, Lipscomb ‘14
Nika Payne, Murray State ‘13
Zach Aldredge, Tennessee ‘14
Adam Blix, Tennessee ‘13
Andrew Currey, Tennessee ‘12
Rebecca Elias, Tennessee ‘13
Shaun Hough, Tennessee ‘13
Katrina Laemmerhirt, Tennessee ‘13
Nathaniel Massey, Tennessee ‘11*
Dora McPeak, Tennessee ‘14
Grayson Niehaus, Tennessee ‘14
Alesha Phelps, Tennessee ‘13
Justin Walpole, Tennessee ‘14

Southern Delta
Kirstin Balavender, Alabama ‘12
Michael Ciulla, Alabama ‘12
Aaron Fenton, Alabama ‘13
Scott Huisinga, Alabama ‘13
Kourtney Kellen, Alabama ‘13
Madison Milburn, Alabama ‘13
Mandi Miller, Alabama ‘13
John Schnatz, Alabama ‘13
Victoria Wang, Alabama ‘14
Amanda Wolosz, Alabama ‘12
Eleni Alleman, Louisiana State ‘13
Danielle Jasper, Louisiana State ‘14
Matthew Ledet, Louisiana State ‘13*
Spencer Garrison, Louisiana Tech ‘13
Shanice Yorke, Loyola New Orleans ‘13
Lauren Rogers, Mississippi ‘14

* = also a member of the 2013-14 team.

Alpha Kappa Psi Introduces Inaugural Fraternity Ritual Team
12/12/2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly 40 members met in Indianapolis on December 6 for the Fraternity Ritual Team training. The inaugural Fraternity Ritual Team members were certified to manage, educate and execute fraternity rituals in compliance with risk management policies and in keeping with traditions.

The Fraternity Ritual Team was developed with the express intent of presenting the fraternity's honored and cherished rituals in a uniform manner so all chapters of Alpha Kappa Psi could be directed by complete formatted presentations, setup instructions, role descriptions, and specific dialogue, blending both modern and traditional symbolism and speech.

“The common identity is a really interesting thing for us to consider,” said Steve Hartman, CEO of Alpha Kappa Psi. “For us, that challenge is so great because we have such a disperse population, generations, geography; all these things that make it really difficult for us to have a common culture through the organization. The only way we can really do that is with common language, common rituals and common practices that we can all employ. That’s why it’s so important that we do it consistently and do it well.”

Serving on the Fraternity Ritual Team is a vital volunteer position in the fraternity. A successful, efficient and professional ritual is a key determinant of whether a chapter will properly execute rituals in the future. The Fraternity Ritual Team is divided into four Area Ritual Teams, which are responsible for the installations and ritual education in its respective area. The members of the Fraternity Ritual Team include:

Area I

Area II

Area III

Area IV

Ernest B. Hammond III,
Florida ’08

Matthew A. Hartmann,
Central Washington ’08

David Hsu,
California – Merced ’09 - Life

Randy J. Johnson,
Texas State – San Marcos ’78-Life

Andrew H. Lee,
Washington ‘04

J. Christian Nuccio,
UNC – Charlotte ’09-Life

Donna Prideaux,
Portland ‘89

Heather D. Robinette,
Kansas State ‘09

Charles D. Steffens,
Portland ’87-Life

Suzanne M. Ward,
Drake ’92-Life

David P. Wendroff,
Portland ’79-Life

Jonathan Yang,
California State – San Marcos ‘11

Joseph D. Allen,
Missouri Western State ’12-Life

Mariann L. Fenton,
Missouri ’88-Life

Cherie A. Harshman,
Illinois-Chicago ’08-Life

Derek W. Hunter,
Murray State ’01-Life

Jessica M. Kerns,
Wisconsin – Milwaukee ’05-Life

Carol C. Kim,
Carnegie Mellon ’11

Daniel D. Mendoza,
Miami ’99-Life

Egbar J. Ozenkoski,
Southeast Missouri State ’09-Life

Jonathon T. Pritt,
Marshall ‘11

Lane N. Velayo,
Cincinnati ’00-Life

Stephan T. Austria,
James Madison ’08-Life

Christina M. Ayers,
Washington State ‘04

Theresa M. DeCosta,
East Carolina ’10-Life

Mike G. Dickerson,
Virginia Tech ’04-Life

Michael C. Heer,
Towson ’06-Life

MiCoya G. Hutchins,
Detroit - Mercy ‘87

Victor Lee,
Florida Atlantic ‘02

Andrea Nemeth,
Monclair ’91-Life

Ravi H. Patel,
Drexel ’08-Life

John J. Von Achen,
Upsala ’74-Life

Randall K. Williams,
Central Florida ’09-Life

Elizaveta Zhmurkin, Shippensburg ‘10

Melissa Blair,
South Florida ‘01

Regina R. Cheers,
Tennessee – Martin ‘02

Andres Correa,
Florida International ‘07

Terry M. Darring-Rogers,
South Alabama ‘86

Santee R. Ezell,
Southern Mississippi ‘08

Brittany L. Folds,
Western Carolina ‘06

Christopher M. Folds, Western Carolina ’03-Life

Kimberly Y. Lewis,
South Florida ‘08

Taylor A. Morgan,
Samford ‘08

TeNikka Roberts,
Alabama – Birmingham ‘11



Call for Nominations for BOD
12/9/2014

The Fraternity Board of Directors is composed of nine alumni members elected by the delegates from all chapters for terms of three years. The board then elects its officers who are the chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary. The responsibility of the board of directors is to set policies and procedures that will guide the fraternity into the future. It acts as the supreme governing body of the fraternity between meetings of the Chapter Congress.

Much alike the board of a corporation, it is charged with:

  • Approving the fraternity budget and annual audit to ensure that the organization is being fiscally responsible
  • Ensuring the annual goals of the fraternity are met
  • Overseeing the performance of the chief executive officer
  • Granting charters to new chapters allowing AKPsi to further its vision of being recognized as the premiere developer of principled business leadersSetting the minimum standards that all AKPsi student chapters must annually meetDeciding on and overseeing the discipline process for those student chapters that fail to meet minimum standardsDetermining the budget formula for use at the regional level
  • Deciding on and overseeing the discipline process for AKPsi members
  • Deciding on the strategic vision of the fraternity

Three member of the board – John Levering, Chad Smith and Chrissy Vasquez – have terms that expire in August 2015. The Chapter Congress, in accordance with the Constitution and Statutory Code, shall elect brothers to these three vacancies in accordance with the policies of the board of directors. The election shall be held in April by email ballot sent to the president of each chapter.

The Constitution requires that all nominations for the Fraternity Board of Directors be received at the Heritage Center no later than January 15, 2014. Candidates for director shall be nominated:

  • In writing by eight (8) members in good standing, or
  • In writing by three (3) members of the Management Team, or
  • In writing by a member of the board of directors.

The nominees shall verify their acceptance of the nomination in writing prior to the vote. The CEO shall send such biographical information regarding the nominees to the voting members of the Chapter Congress as the board of directors may direct.

In order to nominate an individual, the candidate must:

  • Be a member of the fraternity in good standing
  • Have served the fraternity at least one year in a post graduate volunteer capacity
  • Not be employed by the fraternity or the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation
  • Never have been removed from an office of the fraternity for cause.

Should you wish to nominate someone in accordance with the outlined procedures, as stated above, please send all nominations to the Heritage Center no later than January 15 (not postmarked by). Nominations must be received by the Chief Executive Officer in writing via email or USPS. Nominations will be considered closed as of the close of business, Eastern Standard Time, on January 15.

For questions about the board of directors’ nomination and/or election process please contact CEO Steve Hartman, CAE.

Virginia Tech Chapter is Closed for Hazing
12/2/2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Alpha Kappa Psi Board of Directors voted to suspend the charter of the Beta Xi Chapter at Virginia Tech. The board’s decision was based upon an investigation which revealed physical and psychological hazing of new members.

This is the second investigation in the past several months which has led to the closure of a chapter. Earlier this year, the Nu Xi Chapter at the University of California-San Diego was also closed by the Board of Directors following an investigation of hazing and alcohol-related activities. Both chapters will be closed for a minimum of three years.

“The board is becoming more resolute in eradicating hazing activities and the alcohol-related activities that push the boundaries of good judgment,” said Mariel Reynolds, chair of the AKPsi Judiciary Committee. “With the closing of these chapters, and particularly when alcohol is involved in new member activities, the board is confirming its zero-tolerance position. I'm hopeful that chapter officers will begin having meaningful discussions with their members regarding how their actions reflect the values of Alpha Kappa Psi.”

In September, the fraternity implemented a pilot program for risk management education with 43 chapters. This program includes educational material that can be delivered to local chapters and is intended to raise awareness of the hazing and alcohol-related problems they may face and provide chapters with strategies to address these issues.

In addition, the fraternity offers ‘bystander’ training and risk management education through the Pledge Education Program, online webinars and elearning modules, and at national and regional events such as Officer Training, the College of Leadership and the Principled Business Leaders Institute (PBLI).

Fifty Eighth Meeting of the Chapter Congress to be held in Norfolk, VA
11/25/2014

Notice is hereby given that the Fifty Eighth (58) Meeting of the Chapter Congress of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity will be called to order on Thursday, July 30. The Chapter Congress will be held at Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.

At this meeting of the Chapter Congress, amendments to the Constitution and Statutory Code will be considered and voted upon by the delegates present. In order for an amendment to be considered, it must be submitted to a standing or appointed committee no later than March 1, 2015. The committees will deliberate on all items submitted and make a report to the Chapter Congress on Thursday, July 30.

In addition, there will be an election for the Fraternity President and Executive Vice President at the Chapter Congress Meeting. An individual may be nominated for Fraternity office at a Regional Meeting or at the Chapter Congress Meeting. Candidates nominated by a Regional Meeting must submit a biography including an outline of fraternal and professional accomplishments and experience to the Chief Executive Officer by March 15, 2015. A member may be a candidate for only one (1) elected office at each Biennial Convention.

 

Dennis Hour, Chapman '04, to be on this season of The Amazing Race
9/19/2014

It's with great pleasure that we share with you an alumnus of Alpha Kappa Psi, Dennis Hour, Chapman ‘04, and his girlfriend Isabelle Du will be on the 25th season of the Emmy award winning show THE AMAZING RACE! Tune in to watch them race around the world for one million dollars as the premiere airs on Friday, September 26th on CBS.


Dennis is currently a financial planner for Los Angeles-based e-commerce company OneStop.  They represent brands such as Juicy Couture, Frye Boots, rag & bone, Coffee Bean, 7 for All Mankind, JBrand, and Paul Frank to just name a few.  Prior to OneStop, he worked for top national public accounting firm McGladrey for 7 years right after he had graduated.

When asked about his experiences as an AKPsi, he stated, "What made me rush for AKPsi was knowing I could make lifelong friendships with individuals that had similar goals as mine; which was gaining experience on how to network for real life situations. It was a time where I could practice professionalism.  And it wasn’t all business; it was also building strong friendships where we would rely on each other"

His Amazing Race partner Isabelle, is an international model and Vietnamese soap opera actress with some of her past work with Tresemme, Wet Seal, Mossimo, Coffee Bean, Elle Magazine, FHM Magazine and Cosmopolitan. 

These two met while attending Chapman University in Orange, CA and were friends for 8 years before they finally got together.  They've been together for 2.5 years now and CBS has dubbed them as #TheDatingCouple. 

The hashtag couldn't be more perfect as the two also co-blog a fashion blog called MY BOYFRIEND'S CLOTHES
 where you will find side-by-side juxtaposed photos of them wearing his clothing but in his and her style. 

You can get to know them a little bit by watching their CBS interview
, reading their official bios, and checking out their official website which has more detailed stories.  

And following them on social media:

Instagram: @dennishour@isa_belle_du
Facebook
www.facebook.com/dennishour    www.facebook.com/officialisabelledu

We wish them well and safe journey's throughout the season.

 

Congratulations to the 2013-14 Chapter Performance Award Recipients
8/22/2014

The Chapter Performance Awards* are based on chapter accomplishments of the previous academic year. Alpha Kappa Psi would like to recognize the following chapters for their accomplishments during the 2013-14 year. These awards will be presented at the 2015 Principled Business Leadership Institute. 

*Chapters that are under investigation or on probation for risk management related reasons are ineligible to receive fraternity awards.

Chapters of the Year

Presented to chapters that achieved 100,000 points on the Annual Chapter Report

  • Zeta Pi, Fort Hays State
  • Iota Upsilon, Slippery Rock
  • Omega Zeta, Binghamton
  • Psi Rho, Connecticut
  • Epsilon Omega, Portland State
  • Beta Chi, Louisiana State
  • Alpha Phi, Florida
  • Alpha Rho, Alabama
  • Zeta Phi, Austin Peay State

 

Award of Achievement: 1st Place Regional Standing

Presented to chapters with highest number of points within their region, for those without 100,000 point chapters

  • Eastcentral: Gamma Chi, Miami (Ohio)
  • Midwest: Gamma Iota, Loyola – Chicago
  • Northcentral: Delta Pi, Creighton
  • Southwest: Rho Chi, Chapman
  • Westcentral: Beta Nu, Wyoming

 

Certificate of Improvement: Significant Point Improvement

Presented to chapters with a 20,000 point increase on the Annual Chapter Report compared to the previous year

  • Alpha Lambda, Washington – St. Louis
  • Alpha Mu, Wisconsin - Madison
  • Alpha Pi, Southern Methodist
  • Alpha Rho, Alabama
  • Alpha Upsilon, California – Los Angeles
  • Alpha Xi, Iowa
  • Beta Nu, Wyoming
  • Beta Pi, Miami
  • Beta Xi, Virginia Tech
  • Beta, Denver
  • Delta Omega, Iowa State
  • Delta Omicron, California State – Long Beach
  • Delta Phi, Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Epsilon, Illinois
  • Eta Omicron, East Carolina
  • Eta Tau, Louisiana Tech
  • Gamma Eta, Toledo
  • Gamma Lambda, California State - Fresno
  • Gamma Mu, Michigan State
  • Gamma, Northwestern
  • Iota Pi, Christopher Newport
  • Iota Tau, San Diego
  • Iota Upsilon, Slippery Rock
  • Kappa Tau, Lamar
  • Lambda Nu, American
  • Lambda Omicron, North Carolina State
  • Mu Omicron, Indiana State
  • Nu Chi, Central Florida
  • Nu Pi, Trinity
  • Nu Tau, Roanoke
  • Omega Chi, Calgary
  • Omega Gamma, British Columbia
  • Omega Lambda, Georgetown
  • Omega Nu, Vanderbilt
  • Omega Tau, Alabama - Birmingham
  • Omega Upsilon, Clemson
  • Omicron Psi, Kentucky
  • Omicron Upsilon, Cornell
  • Pi Chi, Tulane
  • Pi Sigma, George Mason
  • Pi Upsilon, California State – San Marcos
  • Psi Delta, Shenandoah
  • Psi Rho, Connecticut
  • Psi Theta, Southern Oregon
  • Psi Xi, Grand Valley State
  • Psi, Kansas
  • Rho Chi, Chapman
  • Sigma Psi, Loyola – New Orleans
  • Tau Chi, DePaul
  • Tau Upsilon, Truman State
  • Tau, Oklahoma State
  • Theta Mu, Stetson
  • Theta Phi, Southern Indiana
  • Upsilon Chi, Ball State
  • Upsilon Psi, California - Davis
  • Upsilon, Missouri
  • Xi Psi, Illinois State
  • Zeta Omicron, Southeast Missouri State
  • Zeta Pi, Fort Hays State
  • Zeta Upsilon, Tennessee Technological

Membership Growth

Presented to chapters for increasing initiates by a minimum of 25% compared to the previous year

  • Alpha Omega, Kansas State
  • Alpha Pi, Southern Methodist
  • Alpha Rho, Alabama
  • Beta Chi, Louisiana State
  • Beta Mu, George Washington
  • Beta Nu, Wyoming
  • Beta Psi, Florida State
  • Beta Sigma, St. John’s
  • Beta, Denver
  • Delta Kappa, Lipscomb
  • Delta Phi, Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Delta Zeta, Richmond
  • Eta Omega, North Carolina – Charlotte
  • Eta Psi, Drexel
  • Iota Phi, Winthrop
  • Iota Pi, Christopher Newport
  • Iota Tau, San Diego
  • Lambda Nu, American
  • Lambda Upsilon, Butler
  • Mu Omicron, Indiana State
  • Nu, Boston
  • Omega Chi, Calgary
  • Omega Psi, Carnegie Mellon
  • Omega Rho, Nova Southeastern
  • Omega Zeta, Binghamton
  • Omicron Psi, Kentucky
  • Omicron Tau, Rutgers
  • Psi Chi, Jacksonville State
  • Psi Eta, Temple
  • Psi Lambda, Bentley
  • Psi Mu, Rochester
  • Psi Phi,  Nevada - Reno
  • Psi Pi, Stony Brook
  • Psi Rho, Connecticut
  • Psi Sigma, North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Psi Xi, Grand Valley State
  • Psi Zeta, Coastal Carolina
  • Rho Chi, Chapman
  • Rho Phi, California - Riverside
  • Rho, Washington
  • Sigma Omega, Florida Atlantic
  • Tau Chi, DePaul
  • Tau Upsilon, Truman State
  • Theta Mu, Stetson
  • Upsilon Chi, Ball State
  • Xi Psi, Illinois State
  • Zeta Lambda, Tennessee
  • Zeta Phi, Austin Peay State
  • Zeta Upsilon, Tennessee Tech 

Membership Strength

Presented to chapters for increasing their year-end membership size by a minimum of 35% compared to the previous year

  • Alpha Lambda, Washington – St. Louis
  • Alpha Pi, Southern Methodist
  • Alpha Rho, Alabama
  • Alpha Tau, North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Alpha Upsilon, California – Los Angeles
  • Alpha, New York
  • Beta Lambda, Washington State
  • Beta Nu, Wyoming
  • Delta Kappa, Lipscomb
  • Epsilon Omega,                 Portland State
  • Eta Omega, North Carolina – Charlotte
  • Eta Omicron, East Carolina
  • Eta Phi, Eastern Washington
  • Eta Tau, Louisiana Tech
  • Gamma Epsilon, Pennsylvania State
  • Gamma Mu, Michigan State
  • Iota Phi, Winthrop
  • Kappa,  Oregon
  • Lambda Upsilon, Butler
  • Mu Pi, Elon
  • Mu Psi,Hofstra
  • Mu Rho, Texas - Dallas
  • Nu Psi, James Madison
  • Omega Alpha, Delaware
  • Omega Epsilon, Pepperdine
  • Omega Rho, Nova Southeastern
  • Omega Theta, Maryland
  • Omega Upsilon, Clemson
  • Omicron Chi, Case Western Reserve
  • Phi Omega, Gonzaga
  • Psi Phi,  Nevada - Reno
  • Psi Sigma, North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Psi Tau, Howard
  • Psi Xi, Grand Valley State
  • Sigma Omega, Florida Atlantic
  • Xi Omega, South Florida
  • Zeta Psi, Middle Tennessee State
  • Zeta Rho, Marshall
Sidney Thompson, VP Membership, Zeta Rho, Receives Spring 2014 Marshall University Leadership & Service Outstanding New Member Award
8/7/2014

According to Leadership & Service Award application, the student receiving this award is a new member to a student organization who has contributed outstanding ideas and service to that organization and has had a positive influence on the group. This individual will have a demonstrated dedication to organizing events/activities and has actively worked to improve Marshall University and or the greater Huntington community.

Crystal Stewart, a nominator, wrote the following:

“Sidney Thompson has held the position as Vice President of Membership in Alpha Kappa Psi for the Spring semester. Sidney pledged the fraternity in the Spring of 2013, but studied abroad during the Fall. She, however, came back ready to work and has done an outstanding job in her first full semester as a member. She even took on the responsibility of an officer position. Her dedication and commitment to the chapter has paid off in reaching the AKPsi national minimum standard for members for our chapter. In my three years as the advisor for this chapter, this is the first time this standard has been met. Sidney successfully managed recruitment events and educating the incoming members and their pledging process. Sidney demonstrates potential as a future business leader and is well deserving of the Outstanding New Member Award. Congratulations, Sidney!”

On behalf of Alpha Kappa Psi, congratulations, Sidney! Thank you for advancing our values and guiding principles.

Florida alumna is not your typical CPA
5/21/2014

Laura Switlyk

Larysa Switlyk’s family didn’t know what to make of her. The University of Florida graduate (Alpha Phi ‘04) had zipped through bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting in four years, earned her CPA, fulfilled her dream of living and working in New York City by interning there with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her future in the business world seemed bright.

But then she took some time off and traveled to New Zealand. “I fell in love with hunting,” she says. She loved the lifestyle, and found that though she had never shot a rifle before, she was good at it. Her accounting career seemed to lose some of its luster, and life as a city girl seemed less appealing. “My family and friends thought something was wrong with me,” she recalls, adding that they started to come around after she brought them some elk meat and demonstrated that she was making good use of the animals she hunted.

Switlyk got an accounting job in Sarasota, Fla., but her mind was on hunting and fishing and the outdoors. She traveled to South Africa to explore her passion further and learn more about hunting. “I wanted to see how I could turn my passion for the outdoors into a career,” she says, and from that a new dream was born: Create and star in a television show about hunting. Just as hunting was new for her, Switlyk had no experience in television production. “I wanted to learn it before jumping into it.”

Problem was, it wasn’t easy holding down an accounting job while building a knowledge of both hunting and show business. She needed to travel to trade shows and make connections in the TV business, and she also had faraway places she wanted to go hunting and fishing. “I quit my job as an accountant and got my real-estate license so I could have more freedom to travel and go hunting.”

Switlyk’s determination has made the TV show a reality. Last year, “Larysa Unleashed” aired on the NBC Sports Network and now airs on the Sportsman Channel, taking viewers along as she travels to exotic places to hunt and fish. In less than six years since first shooting a rifle, she’s hunting every week on national television.

Making a career out of hunting may have been an initial motivator for launching her show, but Switlyk has other goals, too. “The whole purpose of the show is to try to explain to the general public why we hunt and fish, and to get kids off video games and get them fishing,” she says. “I’m trying to get more females and children in the outdoors.”

It’s certainly an unusual career for someone who studied accounting and was active in Alpha Kappa Psi. It all fits together, though. “AKPsi helped me develop a lot of business skills,” Switlyk explains. “It taught me how to network—it’s not something you’re born with. It’s kind of a foundation of what I do now.”

By Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble. This article originally appeared in the spring issue of The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi

 

Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation announces 2014 Academy Fellows
5/20/2014

 

 

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is proud to announce the selection of the 2014 Academy Fellows. Nineteen brothers accepted an invitation to attend the intensive leadership retreat in June. Through the generous support of Alpha Kappa Psi alumni and friends, the AKPsi Foundation pays all expenses for those attending the experience.

 

While at the Academyparticipants will participant in a number of activities custom designed to:

 

  • Clarify personal values and understand how to act with integrity;
  • Understand leadership styles, strengths and areas of development;
  • Build an awareness of the influence of assumptions and bias in leadership;
  • Understand the change process;
  • Work in a team to apply knowledge;
  • Reflect on experience and develop personal action steps; and
  • Strengthen relationships with other members.

 

 

2014 Fellows

 

  • Fiona Bai, Oregon State University ‘12
  • Hannah A. Elledge, Central Washington University ‘10
  • Evan Ellefsen, Gonzaga University ‘12
  • Juan Martin Freile, University of British Columbia ‘13
  • Shannah G. Henk, University of North Dakota ‘14
  • Courtney Jacobson, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ‘13
  • Christine S. Kim, Pepperdine University ‘12
  • Mackenzie A. Lauka, University of Toledo ‘10-Life
  • Leslie M. Lorefice, Lock Haven University ‘12
  • Ming Luo, University of Calgary ‘13
  • David L. McGrath, Illinois Wesleyan University ‘12
  • Tom R. Molloy, Missouri Western State University ‘14
  • Jesse D. Moore, Henderson State University ‘13
  • Dana C. Nissel, Christopher Newport University ‘13
  • Ashley M. Orlando, Ramapo College of New Jersey ‘13
  • Bunyamin Ozdemir, Monmouth University ‘12
  • Yvette M. Pate, Virginia Commonwealth University ‘14
  • Kaienat Zainulabdin, Purdue University ‘13
  • Simon Zheng, Stanford University ‘11

 

 

 

 

 

AKPsi announces new members of the 2014-15 Fraternity Board of Directors and Management Team
5/7/2014

Alpha Kappa Psi is proud to announce the election of the following brothers to three-year terms, beginning August 2014, to the Fraternity Board of Directors:

  • Richard V. Battle, Texas ‘70-Life
  • Nancy A. Huebner, Iowa ‘89-Life  
  • Scott R. Stampflmeier, Toledo ‘98-Life

The fraternity's board of directors is responsible for Alpha Kappa Psi's governance and oversight, strategic planning, policy establishment, budget approval and supervision of the Heritage Center (via the Executive Committee). It also serves as the supreme executive, legislative and judicial body of the fraternity during the interim between meetings of the Chapter Congress.

On July 1, Alpha Kappa Psi will finalize the transition to a new chapter service structure resulting in 16 regions divided into four areas. The fraternity is proud to announce the appointment of the following individuals that will be serving as regional directors:

Area I                   

  • Pacific Northwest - Wendy A. Wendroff, Tri-State ‘80-Life           
  • Central Pacific - Shane M. Wakerling, Cal Poly – SLO ‘06 
  • Desert Southwest – Michael J. Schmidt, Chapman ‘00-Life          
  • Northern Rio Grande - Courtney C. Harrison, Lamar ‘05-Life        

Area II                  

  • Valley Crossroads - Brandon D. Phelps, Purdue ‘02          
  • Western Great Lakes – Tonjie R. Reese, Grand Valley State ‘10 
  • Eastern Great Plains - Darin F. Schuld, St. Louis ‘94-Life
  • Western Great Plains – Chelsea E. Hardy, Denver ‘09-Life

Area III                

  • Northern Atlantic - Jason D. Weinstein, McGill ‘03-Life
  • Atlantic Metro - Naneen Christopher, Seton Hall ‘05-Life
  • Eastern Great Lakes - Alyssa B. Rosenblum, Penn State ‘06-Life 
  • Central Atlantic - Sashwata Goswami, Maryland ‘07        

Area IV                

  • Southern Delta - P. David Soliman, Loyola-New Orleans ‘01-Life
  • Carolina Coastal - Carla R. Goodson, Charleston ‘04-Life
  • Atlantic Gulf Coast - Jacqueline M. Ginarte, Florida International ‘04
  • Southern Bluegrass - Eric R. Fletcher, Middle Tennessee ‘04

The regional director is charged with the specific responsibility of ensuring a quality student experience through effective chapter operations. The regional director is the first-line supervisor of section directors, regional managers and other regional-based volunteers.

Foundation names 2014-15 scholarship recipients
5/7/2014

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 40 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year. More than $37,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $450 to $2,000.

Congratulations to our 2014-15 scholarship recipients:

  • Alexander Alm-Pandeya, Johns Hopkins ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Kelsey Boardsen, Missouri ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Ajit Bopalkar, Carnegie Mellon ‘12 — William D. Reeves Scholarship
  • Allison Chang, California - Berkeley ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Atara Charnoff, Columbia ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Helen Chen, Pennsylvania ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Emma Cohen, Georgetown ‘12 — Theodore G. Ehrsam Scholarship
  • Carrie Condino, Indiana ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Adam Crompton, Arizona ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Shelby DeHaven, Shenandoah ‘13 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Jonathan Eary, Roanoke College ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Jacqueline Fillmore, Central Michigan ‘13 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Shelley Foo, Calgary ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Mary Gehrig, Dayton ‘13 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Jessica Godek, Florida State ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Isaac Gritz, George Washington ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Aashima Gupta, Maryland ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Magin Hall, Arizona ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Courtney Jacobson, Cal Poly SLO ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Tandra Johnson, Fort Hays State ’12-Life — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Jilian Keller, Penn State ‘12 — William E. Westerdahl Scholarship
  • Tiffany Kelly, Nova Southeastern ‘13 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Bekah Kornblum, Creighton ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Kevin Krautscheid, Santa Clara ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Andy Lamoreaux, Miami ‘11 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Jialu Li, Illinois Wesleyan ‘13 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  • Victoria Liu, Michigan ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Rick Loveland, Ohio State ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Audrey Miciano, San Diego ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Madeleine Moeller, Wisconsin ‘12 — J.D. Sparks Scholarship
  • Dana Nissel, Christopher Newport ‘13 — Fraternity Presidents Scholarship
  • Jessica O'Donnell, Drake ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Sean Oliver, Northwestern ‘13 — Andrew P. Duli Scholarship
  • Jesse Peterson, Virginia ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Alyssa Ruggiero, Hofstra ‘11 — Jesse H. Bert Scholarship
  • Zoe Scheve, Iowa State ‘13 — Kenneth W. Hufford Scholarship
  • Matthew Shaver, Ohio State ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • John Stewart, UNC - Chapel Hill ‘13 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  • Camille Su, UCLA ‘13 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  • Lexie Yslas, Missouri ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship


The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent countless hours reviewing 188 applications:

Scholarship Committee

  • Past Foundation Chairman Angela Brown, Adrian College ‘81-Life
  • Foundation Chairman Mark MacGibbon, Portland ‘96-Life
  • Past Fraternity Secretary Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
  • Foundation Director and Past Fraternity President Andrea Nemeth, Montclair State ‘91-Life
  • Past Foundation Chairman Cynthia Washington, Saint Louis ‘82-Life
  • Foundation Director John Werner, Virginia ‘84-Life (Committee Chair)

Pre-Screening Committee

  • Jason Eggert, Wisconsin-Milwaukee ‘08
  • Michael Chambers Heer, Towson '06-Life
  • Jason Hawk, Missouri State ‘00
  • Brett Herand, Arizona State ‘00-Life
  • Catie McCarthy, Creighton ‘05
  • Cassandra Schuster, Missouri Western ‘05
  • Brian Work, Nova Southeastern ‘07

 

Just-In-Time Learning: Trio of AKPsi Brothers Dive into ABC’s Shark Tank on Friday, March. 21, 2014
3/19/2014

Why buy the whole book, when all you need is one chapter?  Remember the days when you would have to buy a whole CD (album, 8-track, tape?) just to own one great song that we heard on the radio?  Then came iTunes and everything changed.  Soon, we were able to just buy the song we wanted without the commitment, financial and otherwise, to buying the whole CD.

If you are as “commitment averse” to text books as you are to music, then three Alpha Kappa Psi brothers have a great deal for you.  Nick Currier, Kasey Gandham, and Mike Shannon, are the founders of Packback, a service that allows for 24-hour rentals of textbooks that can be read, highlighted, and bookmarked on a tablet.  They have already secured hundreds of thousands in funding and now they are preparing their best pitch for the Shark Tank, which will be aired on Friday, March 21, on ABC.

 The trio has a history of “founding” things, including the Xi Psi AKPsi chapter at Illinois State University.  While helping build the AKPsi colony into a chapter, they worked together on a presentation for the AKPsi Case Competition, where students are asked to analyze a business case and then present their recommendations to a panel of judges.  They competed in Chicago at the AKPsi Principled Business Leadership Institute in 2011 and finished in 2nd place out of 25 teams.  The Case Competition experience brought the team together and forged their business and personal friendships.

 “Before we founded our company, we founded our chapter of AKPsi our freshman/sophomore years, built it from the ground up, and grew it to be one of the most prominent organizations on campus.  AKPsi set the tone for our work ethic in and out of school, and most importantly did something special in bringing us together as a team. As a result of what we learned, we thrived in our internships, started winning business case competitions, and ultimately started Packback in our junior and senior years.” – Kasey Gandham

Currier, Gandham, and Shannon are looking forward to showcasing Packback in front of a national audience and believe that they can provide a service that works for everyone, from the student to the big publisher.  Of AKPsi bringing the trio together, Gandham states, “This is a big milestone for our startup; but most importantly for the fraternity, it is a great testament to the capability and success the brotherhood of AKPsi can bring to its members.

 Tune in to see Brothers Currier, Gandham, and Shannon on Shark Tank, 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Chairman announces a new chapter services structure
1/31/2014

Dear brothers,

In 2012, AKPsi created a task force to identify opportunities for organizational improvement, particularly to address the significant growth in student initiates, student members and student chapters over the last ten years. Our organizational structure had not changed for several decades and is now inadequate to support our exploding growth. The task force designed a solution to ensure we continue to provide outstanding services and advice to our current members and to allow for future growth.

It was determined that a regional realignment was in order to smooth out the size and chapter imbalance throughout the organization. To do this, we wanted a much smaller span of control throughout the organizational structure – a span of four.  Four new “areas” have been created, each led by an area vice president.  Each area will contain four regions. Therefore, the new structure will move from 13 regions to 16 in order to provide a more effective means of servicing, advising, and supporting our members and chapters. The realignment will take effect July 1, 2014, in order to be implemented for the new academic and fiscal years.

 The fraternity is pleased to announce the new area vice presidents who will take office on July 1, 2014:

  • Area I - Mike Dickson, Central Washington ‘02-Life
  • Area II - Greg Patterson, Northwood ‘02
  • Area III - Mike Dickerson, Virginia Tech ‘04-Life
  • Area IV - Chris Bucknam, Virginia Tech ‘95-Life

For a more in-depth look at the regional realignment, please view this informational video:

Additional information can also be found online.

In March, a call for nominations for regional directors will be sent to the brotherhood in accordance with our governing documents.

I hope you share my excitement as Alpha Kappa Psi continues to evolve in order to remain the premier developer of principled business leaders for decades to come.  

In U-- & I--,

Dan L. Stubblefield
Middle Tennessee ‘89-Life
Chairman

Fraternity mourns passing of Past President William C. Himstreet
1/30/2014

Dr. William C. Himstreet

Long-time fraternity leader and Gold Distinguished Service Award recipient, Dr. William C. Himstreet, Southern California ‘54-Life, entered Audit Eternal on January 16. He was 91 years old.

The beloved scholar, teacher, author, and mentor served as the fraternity’s 25th president from 1962-65, having previously served as a vice president (1959-62) and Southwest regional director (1956-59). He went on to serve as a director of the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation (1968-75, 1979-85), holding the title of chairman from 1979-83. In addition, while meeting the demands of regional and fraternity offices, Bill managed to serve—officially and unofficially—as an advisor to the Alpha Zeta Chapter at USC.

“Dr. Himstreet was a great American and fine brother,” recalls Past Fraternity President Elliott Cunningham, Texas State ’76-Life. “He had an impact on my early years as a student member, was a valuable mentor in my developing years in leadership all the way through my tenure as president and chairman of the board. He was instrumental in getting AKPsi involved with the business communications professors and represented the finest of our objectives.”

In 1965, Bill became only the 23rd individual to receive the fraternity’s highest honor, the Gold Distinguished Service Award. He previously received the silver degree in 1957, which was presented by the Alpha Zeta Chapter.

Bill’s career at USC was long and distinguished. During his 30 years on campus (1952-82), he served as an assistant professor; associate professor and chairman, Department of Office Administration and Business Education; associate dean, School of Business; associate dean, Graduate School of Business Administration; associate vice president of Student Affairs; and as a professor of business communication. The emeritus professor of business received the university’s Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. A classroom at USC’s Jane Hoffman and J. Kristoffer Popovich Hall bears his name—his students raised the funds to redesignate the room, a testament to his popularity as both a professor and an administrator.

In addition to his dedication to USC and to AKPsi, Bill made time to participate and be active in numerous civic and professional associations. He served as president of the Pacific-8 Athletic Conference; a director of Delta Pi Epsilon Research Foundation; a fellow of the Association of Business Communication, and as a speaker on business, education, and communication topics at hundreds of professional society, industry, association and corporate meetings. He authored more than 20 books and monographs, and other articles—too numerous to mention—published in local and national publications.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Maxine. He is survived by his daughter, Sue Johnson, her husband Roger and three grandchildren.

 

Dr. Himstreet in 1972, at the presentation of an honorary membership to Dr. John R. Hubbard, president of the University of Southern California, joined by Paul Michelson, president of the Alpha Zeta Chapter.

Congratulations to All-AKPsi Academic Team co-captains
1/28/2014

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to announce the eight team captains for this year’s All-AKPsi Academic Team. From the 341 juniors and seniors named to the team earlier this month, these eight co-captains have been selected to represent the team and will each receive $250 educational grants from the foundation:

  • Veronika Alex, Rochester ‘11
  • David Baboolall, Carnegie Mellon ‘11
  • Gregory Cohen, Florida ‘12
  • Amish Desai, Michigan ‘11
  • Kevin Krautscheid, Santa Clara ‘11
  • Cara Mannion, Florida ‘12
  • Wade TenHaken, Arizona ‘13
  • Joshua Wong, Long Beach State ‘12

Each year the All-AKPsi Academic Team honors individuals who balance academics with leadership in their chapters and communities. To apply, students need to be juniors or seniors and have GPAs of 3.50 or higher.

The foundation extends its gratitude to this year’s selection committee which had the monumental task of narrowing the list of 341 individuals down to eight team captains: Elliot Brown, CSU-Fullerton ’02; Nathan Cape, Northern Colorado ’05-Life; Brittany Folds, Western Carolina ’06; Kacey Marr, Kentucky ’07; Thomas McMillian, Texas Tech ’01; Yakov Shenkman, Pennsylvania ’03; Joshua Silberman, American ’04; and Katie Tompkins, Alabama ’06-Life.

Foundation announces 2013-14 All-AKPsi Academic Team
1/8/2014

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has officially named 341 students to its 2013-14 All-AKPsi Academic Team. The team honors students who maintain excellence in academic standing while making positive contributions to their campus and community.

From among the team members, eight outstanding individuals will be selected as team captains later this month and receive educational grants from the foundation. This was the 15th year the foundation has sponsored the All-AKPsi Academic Team.

2013-14 All-AKPsi Academic Team Roster:

CENTRAL
Kelsey Bagwill, Missouri State ‘12
Lanae Flatness, Missouri State ‘10*
Victoria Byerley, Missouri Western ‘12-Life
Amanda Mavel, Missouri Western ‘10
Teddi Serna, Missouri Western ‘13
Haley Turner, Southeast Missouri ‘11*
Christine Gooch, Truman State ‘13
Chelsea Reiter, Truman State ‘11*
Kathy Chang, Washington ‘12
Sean Feng, Washington ‘12*
Marc Gruenhut, Washington ‘12
Shannon Hanko, Washington ‘11*
Evan Hindes, Washington ‘12
Oliver Krengel, Washington ‘12
Melissa Milbrandt, Washington ‘12
Blake Nachman, Washington ‘12

EASTERN
Ava Chen, Buffalo ‘11
Maggie Lam, Buffalo ‘12
Andrew Leung, Buffalo ‘11
Weijie (Gary) Lin, Buffalo ‘13
David Murphy-Longhini, Buffalo ‘10
Abhiram Rao, Buffalo ‘10
Zhi Hao Teo, Buffalo ‘13
Chang Zeng, Buffalo ‘11
David Baboolall, Carnegie Mellon ‘11*
Margo Johnson, Carnegie Mellon ‘11*
Noah Liff, Cornell ‘12
Hillary Pond, Cornell ‘11
Vinay Ramprasad, Cornell ‘12*
Nick Ciabattone, Drexel ‘12
Andrew Keaveney, Drexel ‘11*
Ronald Bowen, Marshall ‘13
Carol Good, Marshall ‘11
Neel Shah, Penn State ‘11
Emily Zheng, Penn State ‘12
Shuzhe Feng, Pennsylvania ‘11
Allison Fleming, Pittsburgh ‘11
Brad Lalli, Pittsburgh ‘11*
Nika Simonson, Pittsburgh ‘13
Veronika Alex, Rochester ‘11
Christopher Boggs, Slippery Rock ‘13
Andrea Byrd, Slippery Rock ‘10
Kristen Kissel, Slippery Rock ‘12
Taylor Shenberger, Slippery Rock ‘12
Wen Tai Chang, Syracuse ‘12
Danielle Kline, Syracuse ‘13
Chelsea Allaband, West Virginia ‘12
Michael Garcia, West Virginia ‘12
Dominic Mirto, West Virginia ‘12
Megan Pulliam, West Virginia ‘12
Keith Wiseman, West Virginia ‘11
Asia-Bryanne Greenleaf, West Virginia State ‘12

EASTCENTRAL
Matthew Avril, Case Western Reserve ‘12
Celena Kopinski, Case Western Reserve ‘13
Kyle Riley, Cincinnati ‘10*
Hannah Schott, Cincinnati ‘12
Rachel Seiler, Cincinnati ‘12
Mary Meg Gerbich, Dayton ‘11*
Derek Breese, Miami ‘13
Jason Brunn, Miami ‘10*
Patrick Campbell, Miami ‘11*
Christian Cook, Miami ‘11*
Danielle Cugliari, Miami ‘11*
Niki Fisher, Miami ‘11
Jordan Heigel, Miami ‘11*
LeeAnn Irwin, Miami ‘10*
Dennis Kontorovich, Miami ‘13
Matraca Montavon, Miami ‘11*
Shruti Nanda, Miami ‘12
Alyssa Scheer, Miami ‘11*
Libby South, Miami ‘12
Carolyn Stobbe, Miami ‘11
Evan Swhear, Miami ‘11*
Tom Weseli, Miami ‘11*
John York, Miami ‘12
Jaime Cameron, Michigan ‘11
Amish Desai, Michigan ‘11
Becca Pollick, Michigan ‘10*
David Belt, Michigan State ‘12
Rachel Horton, Michigan State ‘12
Andrew Johnson, Michigan State ‘11
Gina Park, Michigan State ‘12*
Gregory Slawson, Michigan State ‘13
Greta Sommerfeld, Michigan State ‘11*
Devon Spaulding, Michigan State ‘12
Nate Roberto, Ohio State ‘12*
Alex Wittenberg, Ohio State ‘11*
Mackenzie Lauka, Toledo ‘10

MIDEAST
Calle Demeter, Delaware ‘12*
Logan Marks, Delaware ‘12
Sara Furr, George Mason ‘12
Zawadi Dismuke, Howard ‘12
Taylor Washington, Howard ‘12
Jess Teng, Johns Hopkins ‘12
Nathan Adler, Maryland ‘11
Kristen Ballou, Maryland ‘10*
Matthew Chin, Maryland ‘13
Paulina Grajewski, Maryland ‘13
Shirley Han, Maryland ‘11*
Ryan Lee-Young, Maryland ‘11*
Steve Piskai, Maryland ‘11*
Karen Sendner, Maryland ‘11
Kushaan Shah, Maryland ‘12
Sarah Cheever, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘13
Hannah Choueke, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘12
Brendon Gallagher, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘12
Dakota Koenigsberg, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘12
Angela Schmith, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘12
Paul Atkins, North Carolina State ‘13
Callen Farringer, North Carolina State ‘12
Forrest Hester, North Carolina State ‘11
Katie Olrich, North Carolina State ‘13
Ursule Essangabela, Towson ‘13
Yimeng Wang, William & Mary ‘13

MIDWEST
Dillon Cory, Chicago ‘12
Frank Qian, Chicago ‘12
Christopher Lee, Illinois - Chicago ‘13
Jeffery Moy, Illinois - Chicago ‘13
Jialu Li, Illinois Wesleyan ‘13
Derek Lindgren, Illinois Wesleyan ‘11
Liz Liubicich, Illinois Wesleyan ‘11
Kristin Wharton, Illinois Wesleyan ‘11
Natalie Witter, Illinois Wesleyan ‘11
Michael Golodner, Indiana ‘12
Eric Barber, Indiana State ‘11
Daniel Ferguson, Indiana State ‘12
Hillary Steber, Indiana State ‘11
Liz Harb, Loyola ‘10*
Joe Johnson, Loyola ‘11*
Adam Stoeppler, Loyola ‘12
Daniel Zhou, Northwestern ‘11*
Kaienat Zainulabdin, Purdue ‘13

NORTHCENTRAL
Austin Edwards, Creighton ‘12
Bekah Kornblum, Creighton ‘11
Matthew McNary, Creighton ‘11
Tara Baumgartner, Drake ‘10*
Ben Berger, Drake ‘11
Julie Bolda, Drake ‘12
Rachel Choe, Drake ‘12
Tse Yuen Chuah, Drake ‘13
Max Gappa, Drake ‘11*
Michael Halsey, Drake ‘11
Alex Hilton, Drake ‘10
Chase Hoff, Drake ‘13
Zach Keller, Drake ‘11
Jennifer Konrad, Drake ‘12
Nina Liu, Drake ‘13
Jessica Mathes, Drake ‘12
Andrew Meek, Drake ‘10*
Jessica O'Donnell, Drake ‘12
Kok Kuan Ong, Drake ‘12
Courtney Seeke, Drake ‘13
Carlos Velastegui, Drake ‘11
Caleb Warso, Drake ‘12
Mollie Wheeler, Drake ‘12
Ben Williams, Drake ‘12*
Emily Brannon, Iowa ‘11
Avery Hunter, Iowa State ‘12
Becca Czerniak, Minnesota ‘11
Ian Goodwin, Minnesota ‘12
Courteney Krausert, Minnesota ‘11
Sarah Kudishevich, Minnesota ‘11*
Ryan Mundon, Minnesota ‘10
Andrew Nordberg, Minnesota ‘11*
Jackie Rice, Minnesota ‘10*
David Sabel, Minnesota ‘11
Joe Stelman, Minnesota ‘12
Nikola Trukov, Minnesota ‘13

NORTHEAST
Christopher Chang, Baruch College ‘11
Megan Chiu, Baruch College ‘11
Derek Ku, Baruch College ‘11
Yang Lin, Baruch College ‘12
Daniel Allen, Bentley ‘11
Gerard Fischetti, Bentley ‘11*
Andy Yau, Bentley ‘12
Meghan Collins, Binghamton ‘12
Molly Conway, Binghamton ‘11*
Dorothy Binbin Du, Binghamton ‘13
Jaclyn Franklin, Binghamton ‘11*
Bryan Gitto, Binghamton ‘11*
Ji Hoon Kiim, Binghamton ‘11
Nicole Ly, Binghamton ‘11
Keith Marantz, Binghamton ‘12*
Kaitlin Morris, Binghamton ‘12
Matthew Moulin, Binghamton ‘13
Jason Pang, Binghamton ‘12
Jacob Press, Binghamton ‘11*
Trenton Stafford, Binghamton ‘13
Bryan Zakalik, Binghamton ‘12*
Benedict Andaya, Boston ‘12
Alec Dalton, Boston ‘11
Cameron Gebhard, Boston ‘11*
Rebecca Giden, Boston ‘12
Austin Hymes, Boston ‘12
Zoe Kabelac, Boston ‘11*
Marina Mehrtens, Boston ‘13
Samantha Moravec, Boston ‘11
Alex Yamamoto, Boston ‘10*
Walid Ahmad, Columbia ‘12*
Joel Camacho, Columbia ‘12
Cristal James, Columbia ‘12
Michael Atamunk, Connecticut ‘12
Aamir Aziz, Connecticut ‘11
Danielle Gordon, Connecticut ‘11
David Greenberg, Connecticut ‘11
Becky Smith, Connecticut ‘10
Caitlin Taylor, Connecticut ‘11
Khoi Vo, Connecticut ‘11
Brian St Hubert, Hofstra ‘12
Ashish Bhandari, New York ‘12
Emil Chen, New York ‘11
Michael Hui, New York ‘12
Megha Jain, New York ‘12
Wesley Jia, New York ‘12
Kimberly Konnoth, New York ‘11*
Nisha Modi, New York ‘12
Kevin Qi, New York ‘12
Vinay Shah, New York ‘11*
Maggie Shun, New York ‘12
Alexander Tus, New York ‘11*
Andrew Wu, New York ‘11
Josephine Lee, Rutgers ‘12
Chalita Pochanatwong, Rutgers ‘12
Olivia Saad, Rutgers ‘11
Sheetal Sharma, Rutgers ‘12
Bridget Smith, Rutgers ‘13

NORTHWEST
Rebecca Brucker, Central Washington ‘13
Alexis Kruse, Central Washington ‘12-Life
Chelsie McNabb, Central Washington ‘13
Barbara Wyatt, Central Washington ‘12*
Bowen Chen, Oregon ‘12
Philip Church, Oregon ‘11*
Michael Kawamoto, Oregon ‘13
Jing Li, Oregon ‘13
Wei Miao, Oregon ‘13
Hanna Herrin, Portland ‘13
Alex Lazo, Portland ‘10
Linnea Pinto, Portland ‘12
Katherine Snow, Portland ‘12
John Welland, Portland ‘11*
James Wagner, Southern Oregon ‘13
Eleni Watts, Western Washington ‘11*

SOUTHCENTRAL
Matthew Ledet, Louisiana State ‘13
Annelise Mann, Louisiana State ‘12
Zachary Hobbs, Louisiana Tech ‘13
Anette Costa, Loyola New Orleans ‘12-Life
Kamaria Monmouth, Loyola New Orleans ‘13
Kristen Calhoun, Texas ‘10*
Taylor Eickenhorst, Texas ‘11
Jack Hachem, Texas - San Antonio ‘10
Eddie Kolbinskie, Trinity ‘12
Jacqueline Jing, Tulane ‘12
Avi Schneider, Tulane ‘12
Caitlin Sperling, Tulane ‘10

SOUTHEAST
Anthony Surico, Central Florida ‘13
Larissa Lewis, Emory ‘12*
Amy Bearison, Florida ‘13
Gregory Cohen, Florida ‘12
Brian Flaxman, Florida ‘12
Cara Mannion, Florida ‘12
Brianna Baker, Florida A&M ‘12
Jasmine Lullen, Florida A&M ‘12
Reginette Exume, Florida International ‘12*
Enzo Galindo, Florida International ‘12
Samantha Joseph, Florida International ‘13
Maggie Nahmens, Florida International ‘13
Leticia Romano, Florida International ‘11*
Barbara Ruiz, Florida International ‘12
Erna Fefe, Florida State ‘13
Chris Mihokovich, Florida State ‘12
Alyssa Ravazzi Nelson, Florida State ‘11
Kristin Sharp, Florida State ‘12
Bridget Bambenek, Georgia ‘10*
Caroline Zahnow, Georgia ‘12
Pulkit Agarwal, Georgia Tech ‘12
Rachel Monane, Miami ‘11
Daria Suvorova, Miami ‘12
Matt Christopherson, South Carolina ‘10*
Brooke Kurtzman, South Carolina ‘11
Brian Mehalick, South Carolina ‘12
Molly Nawalinski, South Carolina ‘12*
Kent Zhen, South Carolina ‘11*

SOUTHERN
Zach Barnhill, Alabama ‘11
Thomas Falcon, Alabama ‘12
Kyle Gallagher, Alabama ‘13
Katharine Hamilton, Alabama ‘11
Catherine Hudgins, Alabama ‘13
Matthew Issa, Alabama ‘13
Bret Malone, Alabama ‘11
Tre Nisi, Alabama ‘11*
William Priester, Alabama ‘13
Sarah Salava, Alabama ‘12
Samuel Scheidler, Alabama ‘13
Jacqueline Yu, Alabama ‘13
Amany Elraheb, Austin Peay ‘12
Elizabeth Kimbrough, Austin Peay ‘13
Coya Massey, Austin Peay ‘13
Russell Copeland, Memphis ‘12
Christopher Davis, Missouri ‘12
Nathaniel Massey, Tennessee ‘11
Geoffrey King, Vanderbilt ‘12

SOUTHWEST
Lindsay Blaire, Arizona ‘13
Jenna Bresadola, Arizona ‘10*
Kyle Downey, Arizona ‘13
Rachel Heob, Arizona ‘12*
Amanda Martinez, Arizona ‘11*
Alexandra Rodriguez, Arizona ‘12
Wade TenHaken, Arizona ‘13
Michael Vicidomini, Arizona ‘12
Sarah Warmoth, Arizona ‘11*
Garrett Austin, Arizona State ‘11*
Preethika Chithapuram, Arizona State ‘12
Hannah Foletta, Arizona State ‘12*
Erica MacKenzie, Arizona State ‘12
Matthew McLaughlin, Arizona State ‘12
Michael Mefford, Arizona State ‘12
Sebastian Navarro, Arizona State ‘12
Nick Schmitzer, Arizona State ‘11
Christopher Stuller, Arizona State ‘12
Taylor Thorn, Arizona State ‘12
Leslie Luo, California - Davis ‘11*
Bailu Zhan, California - Los Angeles ‘11
Kelvin Han, Chapman ‘11
Dylan Licciardo, Chapman ‘12
Bryan Luciano, Chapman ‘12
Katie Regner, Chapman ‘12
Rebecca Sullivan, CSU-Long Beach ‘12*
Joshua Wong, CSU-Long Beach ‘12
Bethany Pennington, Nevada - Reno ‘12
Aldrin Santamaria, Nevada - Reno ‘13
Lennon Zimmerman, Nevada - Reno ‘13
Mariana Dimla, San Diego ‘11*
Steve Lee, San Francisco State ‘11
Meera Narayanan, San Jose State ‘12
Steven Pamintuan, San Jose State ‘12*
Reyn Araki, Santa Clara ‘11*
Parya Behrouzian, Santa Clara ‘13
Nishad Joshi, Santa Clara ‘11
Kevin Krautscheid, Santa Clara ‘11

WESTCENTRAL
Kate Gray, Denver ‘11
Stephen Klein, Northern Colorado ‘11

* Also a member of the 2012-13 team.

ALPHA KAPPA PSI NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ANNOUNCED: STEVE HARTMAN
9/10/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2013

ALPHA KAPPA PSI NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ANNOUNCED: STEVE HARTMAN

INDIANAPOLIS -- Alpha Kappa Psi announced today that Steve Hartman, CAE, will become the fifth full-time CEO of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity and Foundation. Hartman comes to AKPsi from Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, headquartered in Oxford, Ohio.

Hartman, who has served as Phi Kappa Tau CEO for more than 11 years, has led the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Foundation through many changes. In addition to significant progress in volunteer support, chapter achievement and undergraduate leadership programming, the fraternity celebrated its centennial and completed a $6.5 million capital campaign during Hartman's tenure as chief executive. He is also heavily involved with the interfraternal community serving as Fraternal Information and Programming Group (FIPG) president, Fraternity Risk Management Trust (FRMT) director and Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) new member orientation co-lead.

Hartman succeeds current CEO, Gary L. Epperson, CAE, who is retiring after 21-plus years of service.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, Alumni, and Students, we welcome Steve into our family,” said Fraternity Chairman Dan Stubblefield, Middle Tennessee State ’89-Life. “We are excited to work alongside Steve as we enter the next era of our fraternity. He has a great deal of experience in the fraternity and association arenas with an extensive array of accomplishments throughout his career. He is extremely versed in strategic planning, fundraising, capital campaigns, financial management, organizational design and development, process improvement, and leadership of staff and volunteers.”

Alpha Kappa Psi is a coed, professional business fraternity with more than 250 student and alumni chapters and colonies in the United States, Canada, China and United Kingdom. It was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business, and to further the individual welfare of its members during college and beyond.

Click here to view the official press release.

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AKPsi Hosts a Successful “Do the Write Thing” Campaign
8/19/2013

A sampling of the more than 106,000 pencils collected for CIS.

In keeping with our core value of service, Alpha Kappa Psi partnered with Communities in School of Greater New Orleans to provide pencils to the children in the area. Why pencils? This is the #1 need of the children enrolled in the schools supported by CIS.

Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans serves 5000 students across 12 New Orleans public schools; both charter and Recovery School District operated schools. CIS provides resources to students in public schools to empower them to achieve in life.  Every pencil collected will go to a student that is getting after school help and needs a pencil to do their work.  

During the Saturday Awards Luncheon on August 10, AKPsi presented CIS president Sara Massey with more than 106,000 pencils. What began as a goal to collect 14,000 pencils, or one per student member, became a friendly competition between student and alumni chapters alike. For having collected 7,888 pencils, the student members from the Eta Lambda Chapter at UNLV and for having collected 17,511 pencils, the members of the Capital Area Alumni Chapter joined fraternity president Alexander Sultan for the presentation.

Brothers from the Eta Lambda at UNLV and Capital Area Alumni with CIS President Sara Massey.

 

UPDATE 9/20/13: After Convention, pencils continued to pour into Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans. After a final tally was conducted it was determined that AKPsi donated 113,743 pencils through the "Do the WRITE Thing" Campaign.

Chapter Congress Elects New Fraternity Officers
8/19/2013

During the 2013 Convention in New Orleans, elections were held for fraternity officer positions. The Chapter Congress elected Alexander Sultan, San Diego State ‘93-Life to a two-year term as fraternity president. Kerri Dickson, Washington State ‘04-Life was elected to a two-year term as executive vice president. Alexander and Kerri began their terms on Saturday, August 10 following the officer induction ceremony held during the banquet. The Chapter Congress is made up on one delegate from each student and alumni chapter in good standing.

Celebrating Alpha Kappa Psi Brothers and Chapters
8/15/2013

During the 2013 Convention the fraternity and foundation honored those chapters and individual brothers for their service and dedication to Alpha Kappa Psi. Below is a list of the awards presented in New Orleans.

THURSDAY

CHAPTER CONGRESS MEETING

Silver DSA, 3rd Degree

  • William R. Wehmeyer

FRIDAY

AWARDS LUNCHEON

Travel Award

Presented to the student chapter that travels the most member miles.

  • Beta Lambda, Washington State University

Unity Award

Presented to the region that has the highest percentage of student chapters with two or more representatives in attendance at Convention. Each of the following had 100% of student chapters registered.

  • Central Region, Darin Schuld
  • Mideast Region, Mike Dickerson
  • Northcentral Region, Jen Dobel
  • Northwest Region, Mike Dickson
  • Southeast Region, Jacqueline Ginarte
  • Westcentral Region, Chelsea Hardy

Regional Attendance Award*

Presented to the chapter in each region with the highest percentage of registrations to chapter size.
*Note: Chapter may not receive both regional attendance and Blue and Gold Spirit Awards.

  • Central Region – Rho Upsilon, Missouri Western State University
  • Eastcentral Region – Eta, University of Cincinnati
  • Eastern Region – Eta Psi, Drexel University
  • Mideast Region – Pi Sigma, George Mason University
  • Midwest Region – Delta Phi, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Northcentral Region – Delta Pi, Creighton University
  • Northeast Region – Alpha, New York University
  • Northwest Region – Beta Lambda, Washington State University
  • Southern Region – Tau Omega, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Southwest Region – Gamma Lambda, California State University – Fesno
  • Westcentral Region – Xi Phi, University of Northern Colorado

Blue and Gold Spirit Award

Presented to the student chapter, regardless of size, with the most members in attendance at Convention.

  • Nu Chi, University of Central Florida (26 registered attendees)

Chapter Performance Award - Significant Point Improvement

Presented to chapters for achieving a minimum 20,000-point increase on the Annual Chapter Report, compared to the previous year.

  • Alpha Beta, University of California Berkeley
  • Alpha Eta, University of Minnesota
  • Alpha Lambda, Washington University
  • Alpha Omicron, Syracuse University
  • Beta Zeta, University of Arkansas
  • Delta Chi, Clarkson University
  • Delta Pi, Creighton University
  • Epsilon Eta, Baylor University
  • Epsilon Kappa, Southern Illinois University
  • Eta Rho, University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Eta Tau, Louisiana Tech University
  • Gamma Kappa, University of Portland
  • Gamma Pi, Seton Hall University
  • Gamma Upsilon, Wichita State University
  • Iota Phi, Winthrop University
  • Iota Rho, Montclair State College
  • Iota Upsilon, Slippery Rock University
  • Kappa Lambda, Northwood University
  • Kappa Tau, Lamar University
  • Mu Nu, Oakland University
  • Mu Psi, Hofstra University
  • Mu Rho, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Nu Tau, Roanoke College
  • Omega Epsilon, Pepperdine University
  • Omega Upsilon, Clemson University
  • Omicron Chi, Case Western Reserve University
  • Pi Chi, Tulane University
  • Pi Omega, Purdue University
  • Pi Sigma, George Mason University
  • Pi Tau, Stanford University
  • Psi Kappa, San Francisco State University
  • Psi Lambda, Bentley University
  • Psi Rho, University of Connecticut
  • Psi Sigma, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Psi Tau, Howard University
  • Psi Xi, Grand Valley State University
  • Rho Tau, University of Mississippi
  • Rho Upsilon, Missouri State University
  • Rho, University of Washington
  • Sigma Psi, Loyola University - New Orleans
  • Sigma Upsilon Phi, University of Manchester
  • Tau, Oklahoma State University
  • Tau Psi, University of Houston
  • Tau Upsilon, Truman State University
  • Theta Psi, University of Memphis
  • Xi Omicron, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Xi Phi, University of Northern Colorado
  • Xi Psi, Illinois State University
  • Zeta Rho, Marshall University

Chapter Performance Award – First Place Regional Standing

Presented to chapters with the highest point total on the Annual Chapter Report in a region without any 100,000-point chapters.

  • Central - Lambda Rho, Missouri State University               
  • Eastcentral - Delta Mu, John Carroll University   
  • Eastern - Alpha Omicron, Syracuse University    
  • Mideast - Psi Tau, Howard University     
  • Midwest - Pi Omega, Purdue University               
  • Northcentral - Delta Pi, Creighton University      
  • Northeast - Omega Zeta, Binghamton University             
  • Northwest - Beta Lambda Washington State University
  • Southcentral - Xi Omicron, University of Texas - San Antonio      
  • Southeast - Omega Xi, Florida A&M University  
  • Southern - Zeta Phi, Austin Peay State University            
  • Southwest - Psi Phi, University of Nevada - Reno             
  • Westcentral - Theta Omicron, Boise State University      

#1 Region Award

  • Northcentral Region, Regional Director Jennifer Dobel

Invest in You Campaign

3rd Place

  • Brotherhood group – Upsilon, University of Missouri
  • Knowledge group – Beta Lambda, Washington State University
  • Integrity group – Zeta Psi, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Service group – Gamma Kappa, University of Portland
  • Unity group – Mu Rho, University of Texas at Dallas

2nd Place

  • Brotherhood group – Beta Psi, Florida State University
  • Knowledge group – Eta, University of Cincinnati
  • Integrity group – Delta Pi, Creighton University
  • Service group – Pi Sigma, George Mason University
  • Unity group – Gamma Lambda, California State University – Fresno

1st Place

  • Brotherhood group – Alpha Phi, University of Florida
  • Knowledge group – Xi Omega, University of South Florida
  • Integrity group – Xi Rho, Ohio University
  • Service group – Eta Rho, University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Unity group – Theta Psi, University of Memphis

Silver DSA, 2nd Degree

  • Stephen E. Smith

Silver DSA, 1st Degree

  • Paul R. Bailey, III

Career Achievement Award

  • Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO, AFC Enterprises, Inc.


SATURDAY

AWARDS LUNCHEON

Chapter Performance Award – Membership Growth

Presented to chapters that increased initiates by a minimum of 25% compared to the previous year.

  • Alpha Tau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Beta, University of Denver<