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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, IN ---- 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
  • Beta Xi, Virginia Tech
  • 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
  • Gamma Kappa, Oregon
  • 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
  • Beta Lambda, Washington State University
  • Beta Phi, Drake University
  • Beta Psi, Florida State University
  • Delta Nu, University of Dayton
  • Delta Tau, Canisius College
  • Delta Upsilon, Idaho State University
  • Epsilon, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • Epsilon Eta, Baylor University
  • Eta, University of Cincinnati
  • Eta Rho, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Eta Tau, Louisiana Tech University
  • Gamma Kappa, University of Portland
  • Gamma Lambda, California State University - Fresno
  • Gamma Mu, Michigan State University
  • Gamma Tau, Western Michigan University
  • Gamma Upsilon, Wichita State University
  • Gamma Zeta, University of Colorado
  • Iota Phi, Winthrop University
  • Iota Rho, Montclair State University
  • Iota Upsilon, Slippery Rock University
  • Kappa Lambda, Northwood University
  • Kappa Tau, Lamar University
  • Mu Nu, Oakland University
  • Mu Pi, Elon University
  • Mu Psi, Hofstra University
  • Mu Rho, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Nu Pi, Trinity University
  • Nu Rho, Colorado State University
  • Omega Kappa, Towson University
  • Omega Xi, Florida A&M University
  • Omicron Chi, Case Western Reserve University
  • Omicron Tau, Rutgers University
  • Pi Chi, Tulane University
  • Pi Rho, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Pi Sigma, George Mason University
  • Psi Lambda, Bentley University
  • Psi Rho, University of Connecticut
  • Psi Sigma, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Rho Upsilon, Missouri Western State University
  • Sigma Psi, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Tau Omega, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Tau Psi, University of Houston
  • Theta Iota, Gannon University
  • Theta Mu, Stetson University
  • Theta Psi, University of Memphis
  • Theta Sigma, Texas State University - San Marcos
  • Xi Omega, University of South Florida
  • Xi Rho, Ohio University
  • Xi Sigma, Florida International University
  • Zeta Rho, Marshall University

Chapter Performance Award – Membership Strength

Presented to chapters that have increased their year-end membership size by a minimum of 35% compared to the previous year.

  • Alpha Eta, University of Minnesota
  • Beta Psi, Florida State University
  • Delta Psi, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Delta Tau, Canisius College
  • Delta Upsilon, Idaho State University
  • Eta Tau, Louisiana Tech University
  • Gamma Kappa, University of Portland
  • Gamma Lambda, California State University - Fresno
  • Gamma Upsilon, Wichita State University
  • Iota Phi, Winthrop University
  • Kappa Lambda, Northwood University
  • Mu Rho, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Nu Pi, Trinity University
  • Pi Rho, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Pi Sigma, George Mason University
  • Psi Lambda, Bentley University
  • Rho Upsilon, Missouri Western State University
  • Theta Psi, University of Memphis
  • Xi Rho, Ohio University 

Outstanding Chapter Programming – Professional Development Award

Presented to the collegiate and alumni chapter that best demonstrates the professional aspect of Alpha Kappa Psi.

  • Rho, University of Washington
  • City of Festivals Alumni Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Programming– Philanthropy Award

Presented to the collegiate and alumni chapter that best demonstrates the true meaning of service through a selected philanthropic event.

  • Omega Alpha, University of Delaware
  • City of Festivals Alumni Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Programming – Recruitment Campaign Award

Presented to the collegiate and alumni chapter that best demonstrates creativity in marketing, resourcefulness and overall recruiting effectiveness.

  • Omega Rho, Nova Southeastern University
  • Atlanta Alumni Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Programming– Brotherhood and Social Development Award

Presented to the collegiate and alumni chapter that best demonstrates member dedication, loyalty and teamwork through a selected event.

  • Rho, University of Washington
  • Bay Area Alumni Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Programming – Alumni Outreach Award

Presented to the student chapter that best demonstrates the benefits of alumni and student interaction through a selected event.

  • Iota Upsilon, Slippery Rock University

Outstanding Chapter Programming – Student Chapter Outreach Award

Presented to the alumni chapter that best demonstrates the benefits of alumni and student interaction through a selected event.

  • Florida Gold Coast Alumni Chapter

Silver DSA, 2nd Degree

  • Andrea Nemeth

Career Achievement Award

  • Dr. Richard E. Sorensen, PhD, Dean, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, retired


GRAND BANQUET

Outstanding Chapter Leaders - Professional Development Award

Presented to the individual who best demonstrates the professional aspect of Alpha Kappa Psi.

  • Abhinav Sawhney, Epsilon Sigma, Georgia Tech University
  • Isha Mishra. Epsilon, University of Illinois

Outstanding Chapter Leaders - Service Award

Presented to the member who best demonstrates the value of service.

  • Kerry Zepeda, Epsilon, University of Illinois

Outstanding Chapter Leaders- Membership Recruitment Award

Presented to the individual who best demonstrates exceptional efforts in the area of recruitment.

  • Jacob Freeman, Phi, University of Michigan

Outstanding Chapter Leaders - Brotherhood and Social Development Award

Presented to the member who best demonstrates a commitment to building a positive and meaningful brotherhood experience.

  • Alyssa Schott, Delta, University of Pittsburgh

Outstanding Chapter Leader - Alumni Outreach Award

Presented to the individual who best demonstrates the benefits of alumni engagement.

  • Gregory Cohen, Alpha Phi, University of Florida

Outstanding Volunteer Leaders – Advisor of the Year Award

Presented to the chapter or faculty advisor who best demonstrates a positive impact on the development of Alpha Kappa Psi students.

  • Daniel Lantis, Zeta, University of Nebraska Advisor

Outstanding Volunteer Leaders – Section Director of the Year Award

Presented to the individual who best demonstrates operational success while providing guidance and support within a region.

  • Theresa M. DeCosta, Mideast Region Section Director

Outstanding Volunteer Leaders – Regional Manager of the Year Award

Presented to the individual who best demonstrates success when guiding chapters in areas such as membership, risk management, finance and alumni relations.

  • J. Christian Nuccio, Mideast Region Regional Manager

Gold DSA

  • Eileen L. Howell
  • David P. Wendroff
Diary honored with award
5/31/2013

Strengthening Organizational Governance

The article, “Strengthening Organizational Governance,” which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi, won second place in the Fraternity Communications Association’s annual competition in the Feature Article Layout category.

Bentley University’s Center for Business Ethics—an Alpha Kappa Psi strategic partner—authored the article and the layout was prepared by Diary Editor Jess LaNore.

Every year, FCA member organizations are honored for their outstanding efforts in a variety of writing, design and communication categories. FCA members include the fraternity world’s social and professional fraternities, and honor societies.

2013 Academy Fellows
5/29/2013

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is proud to announce the selection of the 2013 Academy Fellows. Seventeen 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 Academy participants 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.

 

2013 Fellows

 

Clariza Abrena, Boise State University ‘11

Brittney M. Brown, University of Toledo ‘11

Victoria E. Byerley, Missouri Western State University ‘12-Life

Mary K. Cashman, Drexel University ‘11

Aisha Davis, Georgia State University ‘12

Thomas J. Falcon, University of Alabama ‘12

Jadine S. Joseph, Howard University ‘11

Susanna C. Kang, Eastern Washington University ‘11

Juan F. Margitic, Loyola Marymount University ‘12

Edward Mei, Stony Brook University ‘11

Eleazar R. Orellana, Chapman University ‘10-Life

Katarina M. Quach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ‘12

David Quinones, Monmouth University ‘11

Breck Seitz, Illinois Wesleyan University ‘11

Jessica E. Sullivan, Santa Clara University ‘11

Ke Wei, Baruch College ‘11

Barbara L. Wyatt, Central Washington University ‘12

Mile High Alumni Chapter Installation
5/22/2013

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, the Mile High Alumni Chapter (MHAC) was reinstalled. This great group of young alumni has taken it upon themselves to re-establish one of our oldest alumni chapters as the MHAC was the seventh (7th) alumni chapter to ever install in the fraternity back in 1924. In the photo below you will see a picture of the members and in the very center on brother Mark Deschamp’s lap is the original 1924 charter. We are very excited for them and expect a lot of great stories to come out of Denver.

Chi Phi Chapter Installation - Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
5/20/2013

Brothers, this past Saturday marked a momentous occasion in Alpha Kappa Psi’s history. With the installation of a new chapter in China, the fraternity is now represented in four countries. Please join us in welcoming the 40 members of the newly installed Chi Phi Chapter at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.  Appreciation is extended to the volunteers involved with the installation and continued development of this chapter.  What difference will you make as a volunteer?

Nashville Alumni Chapter Installation
5/20/2013

On Saturday, May 18, we welcomed the newest alumni chapter into the fraternity with installation of the Nashville Alumni Chapter! We are excited for their accomplishment and future success. Thank you to the volunteers who were a part of the installation team. Each of these members made their mark on AKPsi as alumni, how will you make yours?

Foundation names 2013-14 scholarship recipients
5/20/2013

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 35 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. More than $28,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $400 to $1,750.

Congratulations to our 2013-14 scholarship recipients:

  1. Clariza Abrena, Boise State ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  2. David Baboolall, Carnegie Mellon ‘11 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  3. Kristen Ballou, Maryland ‘10 — Kenneth W. Hufford Scholarship
  4. Hannah Blenkush, Minnesota ‘12 — J.D. Sparks Scholarship
  5. Kelsey Boardsen, Missouri ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  6. Jenna Bresadola, Arizona ‘10 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  7. Brittney Brown, Toledo ‘11 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  8. Stefanie Callimanis, Indiana ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  9. Ava Chen, Buffalo ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  10. Litong Chen, Florida International ‘11 — Andrew P. Duli Scholarship
  11. Russell Copeland, Memphis ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  12. Amish Desai, Michigan ‘11 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  13. Jimmy Dowell, Butler ‘10 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  14. Taylor Eickenhorst, Texas ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  15. Mary Meg Gerbich, Dayton ‘11 — Fraternity Presidents
  16. Paige Godfrey, Cal Poly SLO ‘10 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  17. Leah Gonzalez, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  18. Rachel Heob, Arizona ‘12 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
  19. Derrick Higgins, Denver ‘10 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  20. Nick Jones, Virginia ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  21. Dhruv Kapur, Emory ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  22. Osman Khan, Penn State ‘12 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  23. Ryan Lee-Young, Maryland ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  24. Wesley Leung, Stanford ‘10 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  25. Stephanie Maxwell, Michigan ‘10 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  26. Manali Mehta, Illinois ‘12 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  27. Cody Mohler, Toledo ‘10 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  28. Adam Morgan, John Carroll '11 — William D. Reeves Scholarship
  29. Haley Nagel, Missouri State ‘10 — William E. Westerdahl Scholarship
  30. Hillary Pond, Cornell ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship
  31. Hank Strmac, Johns Hopkins ‘12 — Theodore G. Ehrsam Scholarship
  32. Alysse Swink, Elon ‘11 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
  33. Jonathan Tam, Syracuse ‘12 — Jesse H. Bert Scholarship
  34. Jordan Thomas, Butler ‘10 — Theodore G. Ehrsam Scholarship
  35. John Welland, Portland ‘11 — William E. Donnelly Scholarship

The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent countless hours reviewing 354 applications:

Selection Committee

  • Past Foundation Chairman Angela Brown, Adrian College ‘81-Life
  • Foundation Director Mark MacGibbon, Portland ‘96-Life
  • Past Fraternity Secretary Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
  • 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

  • Lawrence Ball, Howard '09-Life
  • Matt Canterbury, Washington State '03
  • Kellie Crist, Jacksonville '00
  • Dominique Drake, Florida A&M '06
  • Craig Fain, Virginia Tech '00-Life
  • Michael Chambers Heer, Towson '06-Life
  • William Hertlein, Colorado '07
  • Adam House, Southern Indiana '07-Life
  • Charles Kemp, Alabama State '00-Life
  • Dan Lantis, Nebraska '01-Life
  • Jessica McQueston, New Mexico '05-Life
  • Karl Sakas, William & Mary '01-Life
  • Stephanie Van Dellen, Oregon '08-Life
  • Liesel Weisling, Arizona State '04
Call for Nominations: Alpha Kappa Psi Southwest Regional Director
4/25/2013

Alpha Kappa Psi is seeking nominations for a volunteer to fill the position of Southwest Regional Director. Howard Chang, the current SW RD has resigned his position, effective May 31.

Parties interested in the position must be nominated by a student or alumni chapter, the fraternity president, a member of the fraternity board or the CEO. A nomination from a student or alumni chapter must be accompanied by the signatures of eight (8) members in good standing. Eligible candidates must be an alumni member in good standing.

Interested individuals should submit their intention for candidacy and submit a fraternal and professional resume on or before Thursday, May 23 to 7801 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256, jessica@akpsi.org or 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 and chapter advisors. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the chapters in Arizona, California and Nevada, currently 27 chapters.  Including ensuring deadlines are met and that policies are being followed;
  • Setting goals for the region in the areas of membership and fraternity event registration;
  • Conducting officer training;
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a Regional Management Team; and,
  • Maintaining communication with the Heritage Center staff, Management Team and the Southwest Region.

Alpha Kappa Psi extends its gratitude to Howard for his years of service to the Southwest Region.

 

In U-- and I--,

Jessica

Call for Nominations: Alpha Kappa Psi Southeast Regional Director
3/14/2013

Alpha Kappa Psi is seeking nominations for a volunteer to fill the position of Southeast Regional Director. Richard Ashbrook, the current SE RD has resigned his position, effective immediately.

Parties interested in the position must be nominated by a student or alumni chapter, the fraternity president, a member of the fraternity board or the CEO. A nomination from a student or alumni chapter must be accompanied by the signatures of eight (8) members in good standing. Eligible candidates must be an alumni member in good standing.

Interested individuals should submit their intention for candidacy and submit a fraternal and professional resume on or before Thursday, April 11 to 7801 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256, jessica@akpsi.org or 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 and chapter advisors. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the chapters in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, currently 22 chapters.  Including ensuring deadlines are met and that policies are being followed;
  • Setting goals for the region in the areas of membership and fraternity event registration;
  • Conducting officer training;
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a Regional Management Team; and,
  • Maintaining communication with the Heritage Center staff, Management Team and the Southeast Region.

Alpha Kappa Psi extends its gratitude to Richard for his years of service to the Southeast Region.

 

In U-- and I--,

Jessica

Congratulations to All-AKPsi Academic Team co-captains
1/28/2013

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to announce the eight team captains for this year’s All-AKPsi Academic Team. From the 408 juniors and seniors named to the team last month, these eight co-captains have been selected to represent the team and will each receive $250 educational grants from the foundation:

  • Daniella Anderson, Miami ‘09
  • Paige Godfrey, Cal Poly SLO ‘10
  • Margaret Hetrick, Cincinnati ‘12
  • Rebecca Laube, Central Florida ‘11
  • Larissa Lewis, Emory ‘12
  • Jacqueline Paplaczyk, Miami (Ohio) ‘10
  • Daniel Ruffley, Miami (Ohio) ‘10
  • Jared Steinmetz, Dayton ‘11

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. This year’s application deadline was in November and team members were announced in December (see December 5 news announcement for complete roster).

The foundation extends its gratitude to this year’s selection committee which had the monumental task of narrowing the list of 408 individuals down to eight team captains: Vicky Aldridge, Elon '04-Life; Nicole Ferguson, Tennessee-Chattanooga '06; Cheryl Hall, James Madison '03; Jessica Hill, Arizona State '95-Life; Matt Schorr, Hofstra '06; Nick Venditti, Wake Forest '06; Shane Wakerling, Cal Poly SLO '06; and Marci Zapian, Illinois-Chicago '07-Life.

Grab a Bar of Soap & Throw in the Towel
1/15/2013

Below is a letter from Jazna Stannard, Purdue '12, who is taking the core value of Service to heart and seeking help from other chapters. As she states below, "the effort is simple and the reward is great." You can contact her at jstanna@purdue.edu.


As we enter the New Year we reflect on the past. Last year’s Soap & Towel Campaign was very successful and we would like to thank everyone that participated. We have reached over 30 universities across the nation and our goal is to add another 30 by February!

As you recall the Soap & Towel Campaign collects and distributes desperately needed toiletries, towels, and bedding to local homeless shelters.  These shelters service thousands of individuals daily.  If you can imagine…one bar of soap is divided into sixths and towels are cut into thirds to barely meet their need!!!

This February, we will be presenting the results of the Soap & Towel Campaign at each regional PBLI conference including a list of universities that have participated.  For those of you who participated we would like to thank you very much for your donations and continued support.  To those of you who are still interested to participate, we encourage you to make a pledge to join this cause and start your donation program.  It’s not too late. Just one bar of soap changes 8 lives. So please consider joining this worthy cause, I want to see your name on this list!

So, …Grab a Bar of Soap & Throw in the Towel….we need your donations of shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, razors, cough drops, towels and bedding. Remember, the effort is simple and the reward is great. We have a start up package ready for you with flyers, ideas to campaign, and other organizations to rally with.

Help us, help others.

Sincerely Your Friends at the Pi Omega Chapter,

Austin Donovan
Pi Omega President

Jazna Stannard
 Pi Omega Service Head

Seeking nominations for service to the Fraternity Board of Directors
12/18/2012

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 leaders
  • Setting the minimum standards that all AKPsi student chapters must annually meet
  • Deciding on and overseeing the discipline process for those student chapters that fail to meet minimum standards
  • Determining 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 – Ken Hastey, Chuck Steffens and Dan Stubblefield– have terms that expire in August 2013. 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 Board of Directors Statement of Policy requires that all nominations for the Fraternity Board of Directors be received at the Heritage Center no later than January 15, 2013. 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 have all nominations to the Heritage Center no later than January 15. 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 Gary Epperson.

Notice is hereby given that the Fifty Seventh (57) Meeting of the Chapter Congress of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity will be called to order on Thursday, August 8, 2013.

The Chapter Congress meeting will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans.

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. Please forward all proposed legislation to the fraternity staff at the Heritage Center. The Committees will deliberate on all items submitted and make a report to the Chapter Congress on Thursday, August 8.

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 office at a regional meeting during PBLI or at the Chapter Congress Meeting. Candidates nominated at 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.  A member may be a candidate for only one (1) elected office at each Convention.

AKPsi announces our newest alumni chapter!
12/18/2012

Congratulations to the Baltimore Metro Alumni Chapter for being the latest alumni chapter to install in the fraternity on December 15, 2012. The BMAC joins the Capital Area Alumni (DC), Queen City Alumni (Charlotte), Triangle Alumni (Raleigh) and Hampton Roads (VA) as the fifth active alumni chapter in the Mideast Region. The BMAC will be able to support our chapters at John Hopkins (Rho Psi), Towson (Omega Kappa), Delaware (Omega Alpha) and Maryland (Omega Theta) with professional speakers and an alumni base to garner support.

News of congratulations can be sent to Chapter President Kinya Stewart at president@akpsibaltimoremetro.org.

Foundation announces 2012-13 All-AKPsi Academic Team
12/5/2012

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has officially named 408 students to its 2012-13 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 in January and receive educational grants from the foundation. This was the 14th year the foundation has sponsored the All-AKPsi Academic Team.

2012-13 All-AKPsi Academic Team Roster

CENTRAL
Clint Goebel, Fort Hays State ‘11
Traci Keyser, Fort Hays State ‘12
Katlin Senst, Fort Hays State ‘10
Melissa Aube, Kansas State ‘12
Rachael Jensen, Kansas State ‘10*
April Rust, Kansas State ‘11*
Lanae Flatness, Missouri State ‘10
Anel Tokayeva, Missouri State ‘11
Kelsey Samenus, Missouri Western ‘10*
Stacy Temple, Missouri Western ‘11
Leah Goodwin, Southeast Missouri ‘10*
Haley Turner, Southeast Missouri ‘11
Amanda Grzesiowski, Truman State ‘10
Sara Rasmussen, Truman State ‘11
Chelsea Reiter, Truman State ‘11
Chip Thien, Truman State ‘12
Lucas Vicars, Truman State ‘11
Kimmy Cash, Washington (St. Louis) ‘09
Sean Feng, Washington (St. Louis) ‘12
Carmen Ferraro, Washington (St. Louis) ‘11
Julianne Gagnon, Washington (St. Louis) ‘11
Shannon Hanko, Washington (St. Louis) ‘11*
Emily Hyson, Washington (St. Louis) ‘10
Drew Koch, Washington (St. Louis) ‘11
Andrew Lin, Washington (St. Louis) ‘11*
Brittany Marcus-Blank, Washington (St. Louis) ‘10
Kristy Okada, Washington (St. Louis) ‘11

EASTERN
Shuang Hou, Buffalo ‘11
David Baboolall, Carnegie Mellon ‘11
Brian Groudan, Carnegie Mellon ‘09
Amanda Ho Sang, Carnegie Mellon ‘10
Margo Johnson, Carnegie Mellon ‘11
Brenda Lee, Carnegie Mellon ‘10
Annaclaire Brodnick, Cornell ‘10
Roneal Desai, Cornell ‘11
Stephanie Lau, Cornell ‘10*
Matt Poveromo, Cornell ‘11*
Vinay Ramprasad, Cornell ‘12
Andrew Keaveney, Drexel ‘11
Lisa Chesko, Pittsburgh ‘10*
Ricky Ensslen, Pittsburgh ‘09
Brad Lalli, Pittsburgh ‘11
Shawn Wabrick, Pittsburgh ‘11
Jayson Baman, Rochester ‘11
Derek Shade, Shippensburg ‘10*
Rachel Diamond, Slippery Rock ‘10*

EASTCENTRAL
Shelly Chou, Case Western Reserve ‘11
Jeff Horning, Central Michigan ‘09*
Alexander Kanya, Central Michigan ‘11
Sabrina Shkreli, Central Michigan ‘11
David Tjalsma, Central Michigan ‘11
Monika Figura, Cincinnati ‘10
Margaret Hetrick, Cincinnati ‘12
Kyle Riley, Cincinnati ‘10
Matthew Deininger, Dayton ‘11
Mary Meg Gerbich, Dayton ‘11
Justin Gregory, Dayton ‘12
Jennifer Manfuso, Dayton ‘12
Jared Steinmetz, Dayton ‘11*
Sadie Wonders, Dayton ‘11
Elizabeth Blackley, John Carroll ‘11
Adam Morgan, John Carroll ‘11
John Armstrong, Miami ‘11
Wyatt Baker, Miami ‘12
Jason Brunn, Miami ‘10
Patrick Campbell, Miami ‘11
Christian Cook, Miami ‘11
Danielle Cugliari, Miami ‘11
Spencer Davis, Miami ‘12
Chris Doubell, Miami ‘10
Mounika Gutti, Miami ‘11*
Jordan Heigel, Miami ‘11
Christine Herald, Miami ‘10
Patrick Hill, Miami ‘11
LeeAnn Irwin, Miami ‘10
Joseph Jablonski, Miami ‘10*
Alexander Kotsovos, Miami ‘11*
Grace Metzger, Miami ‘10
Matraca Montavon, Miami ‘11
Jacki Paplaczyk, Miami ‘10*
Noah Perduk, Miami ‘11
Elizabeth Pettigrew, Miami ‘10
Christine Raley, Miami ‘10
Daniel Ruffley, Miami ‘10*
Alyssa Scheer, Miami ‘11
Corey Smith, Miami ‘09
Rachel Stewart, Miami ‘10
Evan Swhear, Miami ‘11
Tom Weseli, Miami ‘11
Brett Willson, Miami ‘09
Anna Wilson, Miami ‘12
Ryan Daar, Michigan ‘09*
Stephanie Maxwell, Michigan ‘10
Rebecca Pollick, Michigan ‘10
Reeya Shah, Michigan ‘11
Gina Park, Michigan State ‘12
Megan Petrous, Michigan State ‘10*
Greta Sommerfeld, Michigan State ‘11*
Evan VanBuhler, Michigan State ‘10
Jake Warnick, Michigan State ‘10*
Sam Haft, Ohio State ‘09
Stephen Marks, Ohio State ‘11
Aakanksha Marwah, Ohio State ‘10*
Jacob Pottschmidt, Ohio State ‘10
Drew Reder, Ohio State ‘12
Nate Roberto, Ohio State ‘12
Spencer Shewbridge, Ohio State ‘11*
Richard Voigt, Ohio State ‘12
Emily Warman, Ohio State ‘10
Alex Wittenberg, Ohio State ‘11
Todd Fry, Toledo ‘11
Marta Klemz, Toledo ‘10
Cody Mohler, Toledo ‘10
Zach Papadakis, Toledo ‘10*
Marina Schaberg, Toledo ‘09*
Kyle Schaefer, Toledo ‘11
Ashley Skibski, Toledo ‘09*
Patrick Spettel, Toledo ‘10

MIDEAST
Katharine Greubel, American ‘11
Kaitlyn Hoey, American ‘12
Andrew Lam, American ‘10
Eryn Leinoff, American ‘11
Ben Loeb, American ‘10
Anna Merkoulova, American ‘10*
Claire Moyer, American ‘11
Cecilia Nicolich, American ‘11
Erin O'Neil, American ‘12
Lesley Siu, American ‘10*
Alycia Stokes, American ‘11
Ellen Tripodi, American ‘11
Calle Demeter, Delaware ‘12
Anthony Falletta, George Mason ‘11
Jasmine Fields, Howard ‘12
Candace Hokett-Henely, Howard ‘11*
She'Neil Johnson, Howard ‘12
Danielle Lomax, Howard ‘12
Stephanie Rawlings, James Madison ‘11
Rachel Sturm, James Madison ‘11
Heather Terk, James Madison ‘10
Molly White, James Madison ‘10*
Tom Andreaci, Johns Hopkins ‘11
Lucas Kanter, Johns Hopkins ‘11
Miljan Martic, Manchester ‘12
Elliot Michaelson, Manchester ‘11
Vaughny Vaughan, Manchester ‘09
Kristen Ballou, Maryland ‘10
Shirley Han, Maryland ‘11*
Stephanie Johnson, Maryland ‘09*
Ryan Lee-Young, Maryland ‘11*
Steve Piskai, Maryland ‘11
Nikolas Nepomuceno, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘11
Jacquelyn Rodriguez, North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘11
Valeriya Ryabova, North Carolina - Charlotte ‘12
Meredith Lewis, North Carolina - Greensboro ‘11
Chase Alexander, North Carolina State ‘11
Ashley Everling, North Carolina State ‘10
Danielle Hennessy, North Carolina State ‘11
David Kearley, North Carolina State ‘11
Nabil Najeeb, North Carolina State ‘10*
Lauren Rakes, North Carolina State ‘11*
Candace Connolly, Roanoke College ‘10*
Sabrina Kramer, Virginia Tech ‘11
Robbie Newton, Virginia Tech ‘10*
Caleb Vaughan, Virginia Tech ‘10*
Brittany Wood, Virginia Tech ‘10
Sydnee Alms, Wake Forest ‘12
Madison Carroll, Wake Forest ‘11
Erika Jackson, Wake Forest ‘11

MIDWEST
Rebecca Luebcke, Ball State ‘12
Whitney Rodeffer, Ball State ‘12
Whitney Weir, Ball State ‘10
Blake Flota, Illinois ‘10*
Josh Yomtoob, Illinois ‘09
Nick Kenaga, Illinois Wesleyan ‘10
Jon Brown, Indiana ‘10*
Chelsea Abanathie, Indiana State ‘11
Kelly Baer, Indiana State ‘11
Stephen Borkowski, Indiana State ‘12
Michael Hickox, Indiana State ‘09
Jessica Weesner, Indiana State ‘10
Josh Cline, Kentucky ‘11
Philip Nee, Kentucky ‘11
Kelly Gore, Loyola ‘11*
Elizabeth Harb, Loyola ‘10
Joe Johnson, Loyola ‘11
Kristin Papierski, Loyola ‘10*
Christyne Stephenson, Loyola ‘12
Hannah Brauer, Murray State ‘
Jennifer Bae, Northwestern ‘11
Julia Bareiss, Northwestern ‘11
Brian Batten, Northwestern ‘11
Jenny Fang, Northwestern ‘10
Allen Zeng, Northwestern ‘11
Dabo Zhao, Northwestern ‘12
Brian Zhou, Northwestern ‘11
Daniel Zhou, Northwestern ‘11
Alice Bao, Purdue ‘10
Leah Shirley, Southern Illinois ‘10

NORTHCENTRAL
Kara Anderson, Drake ‘11
Brice Antons, Drake ‘10*
Lauren Arndorfer, Drake ‘10
Tara Baumgartner, Drake ‘10
Kari Budnik, Drake ‘10*
Amanda Charpentier, Drake ‘09*
Max Gappa, Drake ‘11
Sam Hellwege, Drake ‘10*
Keaton Hewitt, Drake ‘10
Andrew Meek, Drake ‘10
Natalie Pearson, Drake ‘10*
Megan Reiss, Drake ‘09
Keen Mun Siew, Drake ‘11*
Leah Torrison, Drake ‘10*
Ben Williams, Drake ‘12
Karly Holland, Iowa ‘12
Kayla Berg, Minnesota ‘10*
Lauren Bevington, Minnesota ‘09
Ben Hohl, Minnesota ‘10
Sarah Kudishevich, Minnesota ‘11
Alex Meyers, Minnesota ‘09*
Andrew Nordberg, Minnesota ‘11
Therese Olinger, Minnesota ‘09
Jackie Rice, Minnesota ‘10
Chris Van Doren, Minnesota ‘09*
Daniel Wesser, Minnesota ‘10
Ellie Brouillette, Nebraska ‘11
Jonathan Locarni, Nebraska ‘12

NORTHEAST
James Cheng, Baruch College ‘11
Benjamin Eng, Baruch College ‘11
George Kruchinina, Baruch College ‘11
Dustin Lee, Baruch College ‘11
Bryana Louie, Baruch College ‘12
Raisa Shnayder, Baruch College ‘11
Gerard Fischetti, Bentley ‘11
Robert Henault, Bentley ‘11
Molly Conway, Binghamton ‘11
Vincent Dao, Binghamton ‘10*
Kristin Dougherty, Binghamton ‘11*
Jaclyn Franklin, Binghamton ‘11
Lauren Gavin, Binghamton ‘10*
Bryan Gitto, Binghamton ‘11
Keith Marantz, Binghamton ‘12
Jacob Press, Binghamton ‘11
Melanie Rosenberg, Binghamton ‘11
Shreya Suri, Binghamton ‘11
Bryan Zakalik, Binghamton ‘12
Melanie Chu, Boston ‘11*
Cameron Gebhard, Boston ‘11
Zoe Kabelac, Boston ‘11
Andrew Sime, Boston ‘11*
Alex Yamamoto, Boston ‘10
Walid Ahmad, Columbia ‘12
Tanay Jaipuria, Columbia ‘12
Jason Bencivengo, Connecticut ‘10
Alyssa Ruggiero, Hofstra ‘11
Kimberly Konnoth, New York ‘11
Janita Sawh, New York ‘10
Vinay Shah, New York ‘11
Alexander Tus, New York ‘11
Lesley Chen, Rutgers ‘10*
Todd Wiener, Rutgers ‘11

NORTHWEST
Barbara Wyatt, Central Washington ‘12
Mariel Zupsic, Gonzaga ‘11
Philip Church, Oregon ‘11
Chad Wilbur, Oregon ‘11
Jessica Hua, Oregon State ‘12
Haley Thatcher, Oregon State ‘12
Ashley Wolff, Oregon State ‘10
John Welland, Portland ‘11
Eric Beekman, Seattle ‘11
MacKenzie Blake, Seattle ‘11
Ken Chen, Seattle ‘10
Arielle Newcomb, Seattle ‘10
Danielle Seymour, Western Washington ‘12
Eleni Watts, Western Washington ‘11

SOUTHCENTRAL
Kathryn Gandy, Arkansas ‘11*
Hillary Wallace, Baylor ‘11
Jared Greco, Louisiana State ‘09
Michael Hilton, Louisiana Tech ‘12
Elisa Rodriguez, Loyola New Orleans ‘10
Emily Smith, Southern Methodist ‘12
Kristen Calhoun, Texas ‘10
Olivia Chan, Texas ‘11
James Haecker, Texas ‘10
Zubin Shah, Texas ‘10*
Rachel Warren, Texas ‘11

SOUTHEAST
Will Austill, Auburn ‘11*
Laura Barnett, Auburn ‘11*
Melissa Hedtke, Central Florida ‘11*
Rebecca Laube, Central Florida ‘11*
Matthew Meadows, Central Florida ‘10*
David Noel, Central Florida ‘10*
Jose Poon, Central Florida ‘11*
Bryan Segovia, Central Florida ‘11
Jason Sena, Central Florida ‘11
Larissa Lewis, Emory ‘12
Connor Leydecker, Emory ‘11
Ieesha Abdur-Rahman, Florida A&M ‘11
Levar Parkinson, Florida A&M ‘11
Paris Proctor, Florida A&M ‘10
Adrianne Smiley, Florida A&M ‘10
Lucas Au-Yeung-Rivest, Florida International ‘10
Melvin Brizuela, Florida International ‘09
Reginette Exume, Florida International ‘12
Leticia Romano, Florida International ‘11
Bridget Bambenek, Georgia ‘10
Jacob Newcomer, Georgia ‘10
Utkarsh Vaidya, Georgia Institute of Technology ‘11
Daniella Anderson, Miami ‘09
Lawrence Wong, Miami ‘11
Kevin Christner, South Carolina ‘10*
Matt Christopherson, South Carolina ‘10
Anne Evangelista, South Carolina ‘12
Megan Frank, South Carolina ‘11
Heather Golgart, South Carolina ‘11*
Rachel Heacox, South Carolina ‘11
Melissa Hirsch, South Carolina ‘11
Molly Nawalinski, South Carolina ‘12
Derek Osborne, South Carolina ‘12
Kory Pippin, South Carolina ‘10*
Katie Razick, South Carolina ‘10*
Krysta Singh, South Carolina ‘11
Thomas Whitmeyer-Weathers, South Carolina ‘12
Kent Zhen, South Carolina ‘11
Dale Seegobin, Stetson ‘10

SOUTHERN
Katie Dergunov, Alabama ‘09*
Jessica Dillon, Alabama ‘11
Christopher Issa, Alabama ‘12
London Jenkins, Alabama ‘11
Darya Makarenko, Alabama ‘11*
Melissa Moody, Alabama ‘12
Tre Nisi, Alabama ‘11
Amy Prucnal, Alabama ‘10*
Johnathan Crayton, Alabama Birmingham ‘11*
Jasmine Bentley, Jacksonville State ‘11
Tess Stratton, Lipscomb ‘11
Caleb Chung, Tennessee ‘11
Melissa Icenhour, Tennessee ‘11
Martin Leamon, Tennessee ‘11
Jessica Renfro, Tennessee ‘12
Jun Zhang, Tennessee ‘11

SOUTHWEST
Taylor Bilby, Arizona ‘09*
Jenna Bresadola, Arizona ‘10
Eric Dalton, Arizona ‘11
Joshua DiBiasi, Arizona ‘11
Rachel Heob, Arizona ‘12
Kent LeFevre, Arizona ‘12
Amanda Martinez, Arizona ‘11
Nicole Nehrbas, Arizona ‘10
Michelle Vock, Arizona ‘10*
Sarah Warmoth, Arizona ‘11
Garrett Austin, Arizona State ‘11
Gerld Carter, Arizona State ‘12
Bobby Castellani, Arizona State ‘10
Haipei Chang, Arizona State ‘09*
Austin Davis, Arizona State ‘12
Hannah Foletta, Arizona State ‘12
Nicole Frederick, Arizona State ‘11
Scott Gavin, Arizona State ‘11
Alex Hratko, Arizona State ‘11
Anny Jin, Arizona State ‘10
Chelsea Medbury, Arizona State ‘10
Kara Ribbe, Arizona State ‘10*
Chris Schott, Arizona State ‘12
Anca Tomoiaga, Arizona State ‘10*
Paige Godfrey, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ‘10
Rachel Chang, California ‘12
Stephanie Gunawan, California ‘10*
Felix Huang, California ‘11
Hee Jin Huh, California ‘11
Ryan Liu, California ‘11*
Kimberly Siu, California ‘11
Abhishek Khurana, California - Davis ‘11
Leslie Luo, California - Davis ‘11
William Morning, California - Merced ‘11
Lawrence Tagoe, California - Merced ‘10
Tricia Mou, California - San Diego ‘11
Elliot Allen, California - Santa Barbara ‘11*
Carol Huang, California - Santa Barbara ‘10
Andrew Jun, California - Santa Barbara ‘12
Kiana Bigelow, Chapman ‘12
Jordan Boyd, Chapman ‘10*
Hilary Campbell, Chapman ‘11
Maryanne Connell, Chapman ‘10*
Bryan Kay, Chapman ‘11
Brian Luu, Chapman ‘10
Ellen Miranda, Chapman ‘10*
Zar Orellana, Chapman ‘10-Life*
Holly Slevcove, Chapman ‘09
Raphael Tecucianu, Chapman ‘12
Amanda Vierthaler, Chapman ‘12
Rebecca Sullivan, CSU - Long Beach ‘12
Mariana Dimla, San Diego ‘11
Thomas Kremer, San Diego ‘11
Priya Gupta, San Francisco State ‘12
Steven Pamintuan, San Jose State ‘12
Reyn Araki, Santa Clara ‘11
Natasha Gupta, Santa Clara ‘09
Melanie Jacobs-Romero, Santa Clara ‘10
Andrew Reeves, Santa Clara ‘10
Kerbasi Ugarte, Santa Clara ‘12
Tiffany Wei, Southern California ‘10*
Amy Chen, Stanford ‘10
Janet Genser, Stanford ‘11
Xin Shan, Stanford ‘10*
John Yang-Sammataro, Stanford ‘11
Simon Zheng, Stanford ‘11

WESTCENTRAL
Emily Booth, Colorado ‘08*
Nicholas Lind, Colorado ‘11

* Also a member of the 2011-12 team.

Popeyes' CEO to receive AKPsi's Career Achievement Award
10/23/2012

In August, Cheryl Bachelder will be the recipient of Alpha Kappa Psi’s Career Achievement Award when the fraternity’s meets for its Convention in New Orleans.

Alpha Kappa Psi alumna Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, Inc.—the franchisor of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen restaurants—will receive AKPsi’s Career Achievement Award when the fraternity meets at its New Orleans Convention in August.

Cheryl is a passionate restaurant industry executive, known for her crisp strategic thinking, guest-focused operations, consistent financial performance and the development of outstanding leaders and teams. She joined AFC Enterprises in 2007 and brought with her more than 30 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management from companies including KFC, Domino's Pizza, RJR Nabisco, Gillette and Procter & Gamble.

The Indiana University graduate initiated in 1976—the first year women were allowed to join the fraternity. She will be featured along with astronaut F. Story Musgrave, Syracuse ‘58-Life, and world renowned economist Leo V. Ryan, Marquette ‘44-Life, in the autumn issue of The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi.

 

Not getting The Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi? Students receive the Diary in bundles sent to the chapters. For alumni, individual copies of the magazine are mailed to Life Loyal members and donors to the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation. Become a Life member or make a gift to the foundation of any size and get on the magazine's mailing list now. The fall issue will be mailed in late November. 

 

Autumn Diary Preview:
Cheryl A. Bachelder: Pride in being a brand-builder

Cheryl Bachelder, Indiana ‘76, isn’t one to stay totally in the comfort zone. Instead, she ventured into a business scene that had been inhabited primarily by men. And rather than sign on with an employer at the top of its game, she picked one where the numbers were headed in the wrong direction and challenged herself to make a positive change.

Bachelder is CEO of Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises, the franchisor for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants. Yes, among chicken chains it’s not as widely recognized as KFC, but she’s already been there and done that—and given the magic she’s working at Popeyes, you can bet the Colonel is paying attention.

When she arrived in November 2007 at Popeyes—named after Popeye Doyle of “The French Connection,” not Popeye the Sailor Man—the chain had recorded seven years of declining customer counts. “Now we have five years of increasing customer counts,” she says. With Bachelder at the helm, the company has met or exceeded expectations every year, and today it has roughly $2 billion in revenues, has grown to 2,050 restaurants in two dozen countries, and provides work for some 60,000 restaurant employees.

It’s all in a day’s work for Bachelder. “What I have focused on has been rejuvenating brands that have gotten a little off their game and become less relevant to their customers,” she explains. “I focus on bringing brands back to life, making them fresh and innovative. I’m impressed with the resilience of great brands.”

In the case of Popeyes, that’s meant reemphasizing its place as the only major chain where one can get Louisiana-style food fast. It has involved rolling out popular new concepts such as the spicy Wicked Chicken and the scoop-shaped Dip’n Chick’n. And it has meant ramping up the chain’s presence in national television advertising.

Prior to joining Popeyes, Bachelder held executive roles at KFC and Domino’s Pizza, where she achieved similarly positive results. Before moving to the restaurant business, she focused on a variety of brands at RJR Nabisco, Gillette and Procter & Gamble. She was drawn into foodservice by the critical role that people have in a company’s success. “People deliver the food and the smiles,” she says, and they represent a lot of opportunities for encouraging growth and leadership.

Bachelder earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business at Indiana University, through an honors program that had her starting MBA work as a junior. But she was originally drawn there by the university’s world-renowned music program. “I was a piano major as a freshman, but decided it was not very practical,” she recalls. So she switched to studying marketing and finance, thinking she would go into international business like her father, who was in the semiconductor industry.

“I am a joiner and a continuous learner,” she says, which explains why she joined Alpha Kappa Psi. But that was not a typical thing for a female student to do back in 1976—the fraternity had just become coed that year, so she was among the first women to join. As she points out, MBA programs were dominated by men at the time, so she was certainly blazing new trails.

For her, though, taking part in an organization such as AKPsi was a logical part of preparing for the future. “I was interested in leadership development,” says Bachelder, who was president of her sorority. “There are so many skills you can gain.”

Bachelder is excited about the role AKPsi, and business education in general, can play in building more responsible corporate executives. “The thing I’m most passionate about is developing a new kind of leader, who is competitive but also has strong character traits in leadership.”

She laments that news headlines in recent years have carried stories of less-than-principled leaders, and is determined to do her part to point the future in a better direction. That means nurturing leaders “with strong principles, who do the right thing,” she says, adding that AKPsi is in a great position to do just that. “This organization is developing leaders, and traits of strong leadership.”

2011-12 Award Winners
10/9/2012

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity achieved record-breaking numbers during the 2011-2012 Academic Year.  Student membership soared to new heights with 6,905 new members and nine new chapters. None of this could have been possible without the hard work and dedication to our core values by our chapters, members and volunteers. We recognize these individuals and groups for their outstanding service to the membership of Alpha Kappa Psi.

The following award recipients will be recognized at the 2013 Principled Business Leadership Institute.

 

FRATERNITY AWARDS - CHAPTER COMPETITION

Alpha Kappa Psi encourages its chapters to excel in everything they do.  From recruitment to pledge programming, from professional events to service projects; AKPsi chapters execute with excellence.  The Fraternity Chapter Awards are designed to recognize those chapters who stand out for their programming and events. 

 

Chapter of the Year

Gamma Iota, Loyola University Chicago

 

Best Professional Event

Gamma Chi, Miami University - Ohio

 

Best Charity Fundraiser

Delta, University of Pittsburgh

 

Best Alumni Event

Delta Nu, University of Dayton

 

Best Philanthropy

Mu, Ohio State University

 

FRATERNITY AWARDS - COLLEGIATE COMPETITION

Alpha Kappa Psi not only encourages its chapters to excel but also promotes advancement for its members.  Some of the best student leaders on today’s campuses are in Alpha Kappa Psi.  The collegiate awards are designed to recognize those members who are outstanding in their own chapter, on their campus, and in the community. 

 

Alpha Award

Eric Hornung, Ohio State ‘10

 

Kappa Award

Lauren Sobel, Georgia ‘09

 

Psi Award

Mia Isaacson, Oregon State ‘08

 

Innovator of the Year

Susanna Kang, Eastern Washington ‘11

 

Brother of the Year (True Blue)

Melissa Waud, Oregon State ‘10

 

Helping Hand Award

Elise Diehl, Georgia ‘09

 

Member of the Year

Kate Houghton, Georgia ‘09

 


FRATERNITY AWARDS - ALUMNI CHAPTERS, INDIVIDUALS & VOLUNTEERS

Alpha Kappa Psi alumni and volunteers are vital to the overall success of not only local chapters but also the Fraternity.  Every year AKPsi alumni give of their time, talent, and treasure and should be recognized for their critical contributions.

 

Chapter Advisor of the Year

Felix Cordova, Arizona State West ‘06

 

Brooklyn Bridge Award

Jody South, Old Dominion ’08 – Life

 

Friend of AKPsi

Deborah Wellumson

Nominated by the Iota Pi Chapter at Christopher Newport University

 

Volunteer of the Year

Sashwata Goswami, Maryland '07

Nominated by the Mideast Region

 

ACR AWARDS

The following awards will be awarded at the 2013 Principled Business Leadership Institute and are based on a chapter’s score on the Annual Chapter Report (ACR).  Each chapter is required to submit the ACR to theHeritageCenter at the end of each fiscal year.

 

1st Place Fraternity Standing

Awarded to chapters achieving 100,000 points (or higher) on the ACR.

 

Alpha Rho, University of Alabama

Chi Psi, Tennessee State University

Iota Tau, University of San Diego

Kappa, University of Oregon

Theta, Oregon State University

Zeta Phi, Austin Peay State University

Zeta Upsilon, Tennessee Tech University

 

1st Place Regional Standing

Awarded to the chapter in the region with the highest point total on the ACR (in a region without any 100,000 point chapters).

 

Alpha Xi, University of Iowa

Beta Phi, Drake University

Beta Upsilon, University of South Carolina

Chi Omega, University of North Texas

Gamma Delta, Wake Forest University

Gamma Epsilon, Pennsylvania State University

Gamma Iota, Loyola University

Mu, Ohio State University

Omicron Tau, Rutgers University

Psi, University of Kansas

Theta Omicron, Boise State University

Xi Tau, Shippensburg University

 

Outstanding Chapter

Awarded to any chapter achieving 95,000-99,999 points on the ACR.

 

Beta Upsilon, University of South Carolina

Eta Omega, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Gamma Delta, Wake Forest University

Gamma Iota, Loyola University

Kappa Xi, Central Washington University

Pi, Georgia State University

Psi, University of Kansas

 


Certificate of Improvement

Awarded to any chapter achieving at least a 20,000 point increase on the ACR over the previous year.

 

Alpha Upsilon, University of California – Los Angeles

Beta Rho, West Virginia State University

Beta Sigma, St. John’s University

Chi Psi, Tennessee State University

Delta Kappa, Lipscomb University

Delta Mu, John Carroll University

Delta Psi, Illinois Wesleyan University

Delta Upsilon, Idaho State University

Delta Zeta, University of Richmond

Epsilon Rho, University of Pennsylvania

Eta Phi, Eastern Washington University

Gamma Delta, Wake Forest University

Gamma Epsilon, Pennsylvania State University

Iota, University of Texas

Kappa, University of Oregon

Lambda Mu, Texas Lutheran University

Lambda Rho, Missouri State University

Mu, Ohio State University

Nu Pi, Trinity University

Omega Gamma, University of British Columbia

Omega Kappa, Towson University

Omicron Sigma, Radford University

Omicron Upsilon, Cornell University

Psi, University of Kansas

Psi Omega, Santa Clara University

Psi Upsilon, University of California – Merced

Psi Xi, Grand Valley State University

Rho Chi, Chapman University

Rho Psi, Johns Hopkins University

Rho Sigma, College of Charleston

Tau Omega, University of Southern Mississippi

Zeta Chi, University of Tennessee – Martin

Zeta Rho, Marshall University

Zeta Upsilon, Tennessee Tech University

 

Circle of Achievement

Awarded to any chapter initiating at least 40 members during the academic year.

 

Alpha Chi, Emory University

Alpha Epsilon, University of Georgia

Alpha Lambda, Washington University – St. Louis

Alpha Mu, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Alpha Nu, University of Arizona

Alpha Omega, Kansas State University

Alpha Phi, University of Florida

Alpha Pi, Southern Methodist University

Alpha Rho, University of Alabama

Alpha Xi, University of Iowa

Alpha Zeta, University of Southern California

Beta Chi, Louisiana State University

Beta Eta, Duke University

Beta Gamma, Indiana University

Beta Pi, University of Miami

Beta Psi, Florida State University

Beta Rho, West Virginia State University

Beta Upsilon, University of South Carolina

Beta Xi, Virginia Tech University

Chi, Columbia University

Delta, University of Pittsburgh

Delta Mu, John Carroll University

Delta Omicron, California State University – Long Beach

Delta Pi, Creighton University

Delta Zeta, University of Richmond

Eta Omega, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Gamma Chi, Miami University (Ohio)

Gamma Eta, University of Toledo

Gamma Zeta, University of Colorado

Iota, University of Texas

Iota Xi, Arizona State University

Kappa, University of Oregon

Kappa Upsilon, South Carolina State University

Lambda Nu, American University

Lambda Rho, Missouri State University

Lambda Upsilon, Butler University

Mu, Ohio State University

Mu Omega, Auburn University

Mu Sigma, San Diego State University

Nu Chi, University of Central Florida

Nu Phi, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Nu Psi, James Madison University

Nu Xi, University of California – San Diego

Omega Alpha, University of Delaware

Omega Lambda, Georgetown University

Omega Theta, University of Maryland

Phi, University of Michigan

Pi Chi, Tulane University

Psi Epsilon, Loyola Marymount University

Psi Iota, Monmouth University

Psi Theta, Southern Oregon University

Psi Zeta, Coastal Carolina University

Rho Chi, Chapman University

Rho Tau, University of Mississippi

Sigma Upsilon Phi, University of Manchester

Upsilon, University of Missouri

Xi Omega, University of South Florida

Xi Sigma, Florida International University

Zeta ,University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Zeta Lambda, University of Tennessee

 

Circle of Excellence

Awarded to those chapters that have increased initiates at least 25% over the previous year.

 

Alpha Gamma, University of Virginia

Alpha Omega, Kansas State University

Alpha Phi, University of Florida

Alpha Pi, Southern Methodist University

Alpha Xi, University of Iowa

Beta Chi, Louisiana State University

Beta Eta, Duke University

Beta Gamma, Indiana University

Beta Iota, State University of New York - Buffalo

Beta Pi, University Miami

Beta Rho, West Virginia University

Beta Sigma, St. John’s University

Beta Zeta, University of Arkansas

Chi Omega, University of North Texas

Chi Psi, Tennessee State University

Delta Kappa, Lipscomb University

Delta Mu, John Carroll University

Delta Phi, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Delta Pi, Creighton University

Delta Sigma, Saint Louis University

Delta Tau, Canisius College

Epsilon Kappa, Southern Illinois University

Epsilon Sigma, Georgia Tech University

Eta Phi, Eastern Washington University

Gamma Delta, Wake Forest University

Gamma Epsilon, Pennsylvania State University

Gamma Eta, University of Toledo

Gamma Iota, Loyola University Chicago

Kappa Tau, Lamar University

Kappa Upsilon, South Carolina State University

Kappa Xi, Central Washington University

Lambda Rho, Missouri State University

Mu, Ohio State University

Mu Omega, Auburn University

Mu Omicron, Indiana State University

Mu Phi, California State University – Northridge

Nu Chi, University of Central Florida

Nu Omega, Wesleyan College

Nu Phi, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Nu Pi, Trinity University

Nu Tau, Roanoke College

Nu Xi, University of California – San Diego

Omega Alpha, University Delaware

Omega Beta, Western Washington University

Omega Phi, San Jose State University

Omicron Omega, University of California – Santa Barbara

Pi Upsilon, California State University – San Marcos

Psi, University of Kansas

Psi Xi, Grand Valley State University

Rho Chi, Chapman University

Rho Psi, John Hopkins University

Rho Sigma, College of Charleston

Rho Tau, University of Mississippi

Tau Upsilon, Truman State University

Theta, Oregon State University

Theta Omicron, Boise State University

Theta Kappa, Michigan Tech University

Theta Phi, University of Southern Indiana

Upsilon Psi, University of California – Davis

Xi Omega, University of South Florida

Xi Phi, University of Northern Colorado

Xi Pi, Lock Haven University

Zeta, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Zeta Chi, University of Tennessee – Martin

Zeta Rho, Marshall University

Zeta Upsilon, Tennessee Technological University

Call for Nominations: Alpha Kappa Psi Westcentral Regional Director
9/5/2012

Alpha Kappa Psi is seeking nominations for a volunteer to fill the position of Westcentral Regional Director. Jessica McQueston, the current WC RD has resigned her position, effective immediately.

Parties interested in the position must be nominated by a student or alumni chapter, the fraternity president, a member of the fraternity board or the CEO. A nomination from a student or alumni chapter must be accompanied by the signatures of eight (8) members in good standing. Eligible candidates must be an alumni member in good standing.

Interested individuals should submit their intention for candidacy and submit a fraternal and professional resume on or before Thursday, October 4 to my attention at 7801 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256, jessica@akpsi.org or fax 317-872-1567. 

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 and chapter advisors. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the chapters in Colorado, Southern Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, currently 7 chapters.  Including ensuring deadlines are met and that policies are being followed;
  • Setting goals for the region in the areas of membership and fraternity event registration;
  • Conducting officer training;
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a Regional Management Team; and,
  • Maintaining communication with the Heritage Center staff, Management Team and the Westcentral Region.

Alpha Kappa Psi extends its gratitude to Jessica for her years of service to the Westcentral Region.

Congratulations to the Academy Class of 2012
5/21/2012

2012 Academy Fellows

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is proud to announce the selection of the 2012 Academy Fellows. Eighteen 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 Academy participants 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.

2012 Fellows

Kimberly P. Arntz Slippery Rock ‘10

Jane A. Azzinaro Maryland ‘10

Eric Barber Indiana State ‘11

Tiffany N. Bohannon Texas State - San Marcos ‘11

Amanda H. Charpentier Drake ‘09

Lisa Chesko Pittsburgh ‘10

Katerina Dergunov Alabama ‘09

Mason D. Grittman Kansas State ‘10

Jadine S. Joseph Howard ‘11

Cleavon R. Joseph Drexel ‘09

Shreya Lodha Calgary ‘10

Poya Osgouei Chapman ‘10

Michael V. Otis Wake Forest ‘10

Zachary A. Papadakis Toledo ‘10

Corey Pronman Florida Atlantic ‘09

Carolyn E. Stobbe Miami (OH) ‘11

Brittany M. Wood Virginia Tech ‘10

John Yang-Sammataro Stanford ‘11

Foundation names 2012-13 scholarship recipients
5/15/2012

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 33 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2012-13 academic year. More than $27,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $400 to $1,500.

Congratulations to our 2012-13 scholarship recipients:

1. Nathan Adler, Maryland ‘11 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
2. Tara Batty, Indiana ‘11 -- Theodore G. Ehrsam Scholarship
3. Andrew Bertorelli, Hofstra ‘11 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
4. Cori Boyce, Miami (Ohio) ‘09 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
5. Amanda Charpentier, Drake ‘09 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
6. Alice Cope, Cornell ‘11 -- Theodore G. Ehrsam Scholarship
7. Emily Duffel, Binghamton ‘09 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
8. Elizabeth Eckstein, Dayton ‘11 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
9. Taylor Eickenhorst, Texas ‘11 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
10. Kelly Fanick, Texas Lutheran ‘11 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
11. Erin Gotterbarm, Clemson ‘10 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
12. Mason Grittman, Kansas State ‘10 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
13. Nan Hu, George Washington ‘11 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
14. Robin Ji, California - Los Angeles ‘11 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
15. Benjamin Kayser, Southeast Missouri ‘10 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
16. Matthew Knutson, Dayton ‘11 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
17. Douglas Kurtz, Colorado ‘09 -- William E. Westerdahl Scholarship
18. Zi Lin Liang, Syracuse University ‘10 -- Andrew P. Duli Scholarship
19. Brianna Lozito, Florida ‘09 -- J.D. Sparks Scholarship
20. Cameron McAliley, East Carolina ‘10 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
21. Adam Morgan, John Carroll ‘11 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
22. Jessica Noonan, American ‘09 -- William D. Reeves Scholarship
23. Kaitlyn Oxendine, Iowa ‘09 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
24. Rebecca Pollick, Michigan ‘10 -- Kenneth W. Hufford Scholarship
25. Gabriela Radanova, Illinois State ‘11 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
26. Rachel Ruderman, Michigan ‘10 -- John S. and Jennie J. Palkon Née Lis Scholarship
27. Daniel Ruffley, Miami (Ohio) ‘10 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
28. Leilani Soto, Florida International ‘08 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
29. Heather Stos, Kansas State ‘09 -- Jesse H. Bert Scholarship
30. Nicole Van Velzor, Florida ‘11 -- Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
31. Caleb Vaughan, Virginia Tech ‘10 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship
32. Joseph Viviano, Kansas ‘10 -- Fraternity Presidents Scholarship
33. Natalie Weinstein, Central Florida ‘09 -- William E. Donnelly Scholarship

The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent many hours reviewing 300 applications:

Selection Committee

Past Foundation Chairman Angela Brown, Adrian College ‘81-Life
Mark MacGibbon, Portland ‘96-Life
Past Fraternity Secretary Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
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

Pre-Screening Committee

Mary Cox, Pittsburgh ‘07
Kathy Dimoff, Western Carolina ‘02
Cody Fuller, Texas Lutheran ‘06
Justin Guerra, Chapman ‘01
Bum Soo Kim, Florida ‘07
Nyesha Newton, South Carolina State ‘99
Eric Tang, Southern California ’02-Life
Rob Welch, Wichita State ’06-Life
Carrie Wiant, Ball State ‘02

Congratulations to our new Fraternity Board Members
5/1/2012

Alpha Kappa Psi is proud to announce the election of the following brothers to three-year terms, beginning August 2012, to the Fraternity Board of Directors:

  • John M. LeVering, Boise State ’95-Life
  • Chad E. Smith, Montclair State ‘93
  • Chrissy M. Vasquez, Arizona State ’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.

Eastern Region holds Fifth Annual Gauntlet
4/2/2012
  

 

On March 24th, 2012, the Eastern Region held their 5th Annual Gauntlet Games, an inter-chapter event, at Slippery Rock University. The competition pits chapters against each other in 3 rounds of games: Marketing, Athletic, and Jeopardy. The marketing piece consists of teams creating a product and selling it to “potential investors” through the 5 P’s of marketing. In the next round, teams compete in sports games and activities. This year, they competed in the hula hoop race, Oreo race, egg toss, toilet paper mummy, cherry on a string, and pie eating contest. In the final round, the teams tested their knowledge of AKPsi information and current events in a head to head Jeopardy style game. The winner becomes the regional Gauntlet Champion receiving the coveted Gauntlet Paddle and the honor to host next year’s games.

This year the games had over 30 brothers from 7 chapters in attendance! Thank you to the host, Slippery Rock University, and Gannon, Lock Haven, West Virginia, Pitt-Johnstown, Pittsburgh, and Carnegie brothers for participating! Congrats to the newest Gauntlet Champion team: Pittsburgh and Carnegie!

 

  
Internships are a problem of the past! Alpha Kappa Psi announces their newest partner, YouTern!
1/30/2012

Alpha Kappa Psi is thrilled to announce our partnership with YouTern – where college students and recent graduates connect to high-impact, mentor-based internships. Through quality experiential education, and by steering clear of “fetch coffee and make copies” internships, YouTern enables young professionals to gain the confidence and skills necessary to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.

Through YouTern, today’s students become far more employable in today’s challenging job market!

Expert career advice though YouTern’s blog, The Savvy Intern, and searching for internship opportunities are free for all students. As a member benefit, AKPsi alumni will receive a 15% discount on all YouTern products and services. It is worth your time, whether a student or alumni, to check out YouTern today. 

Two historic items added to Heritage Center display
1/27/2012

The Douglas M. Halka Library at the Heritage Center features two display cases devoted to historic items from the fraternity's past. Recently, two new items have been put on display, both from the 1920s:

MINIATURE BADGE
A miniature badge set with sapphires was available for purchase beginning in the 1920s, although it is a mystery as to why this one was set with pearls. While jewelry ads published in the Diary at that time stated that the miniature badge was “recommended for use as a sister pin,” these badges could have easily been used as sweetheart pins as well.

CHARM
The only thing known about this unusual charm is that it belonged to Walter E. Noss, Pittsburgh ‘24. His initials are engraved on the back, along with the Greek letter for ‘delta.’ Of note, the design of the coat of arms is the version that was in use before the current version was introduced in 1930.

Both items are on loan from the collection of Jeffrey E. Frank, Eastern Michigan ‘86-Life.

Congratulations to this year's All-AKPsi Academic Team co-captains
1/12/2012

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to announce the eight team captains for this year’s All-AKPsi Academic Team. From the 505 juniors and seniors named to the team last month, these eight co-captains have been selected to represent the team and will each receive $250 educational grants from the foundation:

  • Cori Boyce, Miami (Ohio) ’09
  • Jessica Ferrucci, Binghamton ’09
  • Truitt Jeter, South Carolina ’10
  • Hannah Miles, Missouri ’09
  • Kari Notton, Illinois ’09
  • Benjamin Rascoe, Miami (Ohio) ’08
  • Allison Schelble, Washington (St. Louis) ‘10
  • Joe Viviano, Kansas ‘10

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. This year’s application deadline was in November and team members were announced in December.

The 2011-12 roster of 505 members (scroll down to see the December 16 announcement) is an all-time record, breaking the previous record of 275 which was set last year.

The foundation extends its gratitude to this year’s selection committee of past regional directors who had the monumental task of narrowing the list of 505 individuals down to eight team captains: Jessica Hill, Arizona State ’96-Life; Derek Hunter, Murray State ’01-Life; LaTonya Jackson, Alabama State ’03; Pam Miksell, Iowa ’96-Life; Yakov Shenkman, Pennsylvania ’03; Brendan Sherry, Virginia Tech ’97-Life; Melissa Stowe, Iowa State ’98-Life; and Vonda Willis, Texas State ’89-Life.

Treasured 1927 fraternity relic restored
12/22/2011

 

1927 Gamma BibleAfter being lost for more than 40 years, the Holy Bible originally used by the Gamma Chapter (Northwestern University) was recently restored by Alpha Kappa Psi and is on display at the Heritage Center in Indianapolis.

The bible was presented to the Gamma Chapter in 1927 by Fraternity President Everett Lord in appreciation of the chapter hosting the Convention that year in Chicago. The bible was used continuously by the chapter for rituals until the chapter closed in the late 1960s when the university discontinued its undergraduate school of business.

Stored away for decades, the bible was hidden in a trunk of items once belonging to the chapter. The widow of a former chapter president found the trunk in her garage and had it delivered to the Heritage Center for safekeeping.

1927 Gamma Bible before restoration

BEFORE 

All-AKPsi Academic Team announced
12/16/2011

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has officially named 505 students to its 2011-12 All-AKPsi Academic Team — an all-time record. The team honors students who maintain excellence in academic standing while making positive contributions to their campus and community. Last year, 275 students were named to the team.

From among the team members, eight outstanding individuals will be selected as team captains in January and will receive educational grants from the foundation. This was the 13th year the foundation has sponsored the All-AKPsi Academic Team.

2011-12 All-AKPsi Academic Team Roster

CENTRAL REGION
Phillip Bastow, Kansas
Edward Machen, Kansas
Jack Shuss, Kansas
Joseph Viviano, Kansas
Michael Benike, Kansas State
Caitlin Estes, Kansas State
Jessie French, Kansas State
Rachael Jensen, Kansas State
Alison Manthei, Kansas State
April Rust, Kansas State
Heather Stos, Kansas State
Stephanie Babka, Missouri
Kelsey Butler, Missouri
Sarah Ely, Missouri
Michelle Horan, Missouri
Meghan Jones, Missouri
Jordan Mannix, Missouri
Michael McNulty, Missouri
Hannah Miles, Missouri
Patrick Miller, Missouri
Aaron Peterman, Missouri
Taylor Reger, Missouri
Kathryn Schmidt, Missouri
Allison Sicking, Missouri
Amanda Keeling, Missouri Western
Kelsey Samenus, Missouri Western
Brittany Ferguson, Southeast Missouri
Leah Goodwin, Southeast Missouri
Amanda Hardwick, Southeast Missouri
Abigail Lillge, Southeast Missouri
Levi Moore, Truman State
Sara Rasmussen, Truman State
Duncan Reynolds, Truman State
Anna Tramelli, Truman State
Nick Valleroy, Truman State
Jessica Chen, Washington (St. Louis)
Benjamin Furtick, Washington (St. Louis)
Andrew Lin, Washington (St. Louis)
Malik Nabulsi, Washington (St. Louis)
Elizabeth Owens, Washington (St. Louis)
Allison Schelble, Washington (St. Louis)

EASTCENTRAL REGION
Erin Dye, Central Michigan
Jeff Horning, Central Michigan
Brittany Melvin, Central Michigan
Chad Penny, Cincinnati
Xi Wang, Cincinnati
Tricia Wolford, Cincinnati
Matthew Knutson, Dayton
Jared Steinmetz, Dayton
Sewell Strifler, Dayton
Samantha Filar, John Carroll
Ryan Gross, John Carroll
Julie Blackhall, Miami
Cori Boyce, Miami
Cecile Cosby, Miami
Mounika Gutti, Miami
Joseph Jablonski, Miami
Madeleine Kete, Miami
Alexander Kotsovos, Miami
Marcus Monte, Miami
Annie Mumpower, Miami
Jacqueline Paplaczyk, Miami
Benjamin Rascoe, Miami
Daniel Ruffley, Miami
Kristi Sherman, Miami
Melanie Smith, Miami
Katerina Stungys, Miami
Ryan Daar, Michigan
Jake Freeman, Michigan
Lukas Garske, Michigan
Eileen Giudice, Michigan
Marcia Hamelin, Michigan
Erich Heise, Michigan
Erin Kastelz, Michigan
Jina Kim, Michigan
Abigail Longhurst, Michigan
Sabrina Mancini, Michigan
Kristen Marotta, Michigan
Becca Portney, Michigan
Raquel Sizeland, Michigan
Blaine Turner, Michigan
Alec Arthur, Michigan State
Amy Nelsen, Michigan State
Megan Petrous, Michigan State
Matthew Podelnyk, Michigan State
Michelle Sadler, Michigan State
Greta Sommerfeld, Michigan State
Charles Stavoe, Michigan State
Evan VanBuhler, Michigan State
Jacob Warnick, Michigan State
Dan Winn, Michigan State
Michael Yassay, Michigan State
Melissa Willman, Oakland
Zachary Papadakis, Ohio
Matthew Darah, Ohio State
Nicholas Eyer, Ohio State
Andrew Greene, Ohio State
Katherine Hamerly, Ohio State
Eric Hornun, Ohio State
Kaitlyn Kisiday, Ohio State
Cara Laviola, Ohio State
Aakanksha Marwah, Ohio State
Eric McQuillin, Ohio State
Kelly O'Conner, Ohio State
Kelsey Pizza, Ohio State
Roland Reeb, Ohio State
Spencer Schaffer, Ohio State
Spencer Shewbridge, Ohio State
Sarah Vosler, Ohio State
John Williams, Ohio State
Kelly Dagilis, Toledo
Benjamin Griffis, Toledo
McKenna Klemz, Toledo
Marina Schaberg, Toledo
Ashley Skibski, Toledo

EASTERN REGION
Stefanie Chan, Carnegie Mellon
Julia Choicer, Carnegie Mellon
Min Kim, Carnegie Mellon
Meghan Nahass, Carnegie Mellon
Umang Patel, Carnegie Mellon
Dipika Shrihari, Carnegie Mellon
Elsa Wu, Carnegie Mellon
Jesse Bendit, Cornell
Alice Cope, Cornell
Charles Funderburk, Cornell
Stephanie Lau, Cornell
Sathish Nagappan, Cornell
Matthew Poveromo, Cornell
Derek Schreiner, Cornell
Adrienne Alquiros, Drexel
Hiren Patel, Drexel
Rachel Alberts, Penn State
Stephen Ciarrocchi, Penn State
Christopher Conforti, Penn State
Steven Hitchan, Penn State
Joseph Knittel, Penn State
Lauren Lahann, Penn State
James Millsop, Penn State
Catherine Robertson, Penn State
Elizabeth Smith, Penn State
Kyle Straub, Penn State
Leah Tunney, Penn State
Lisa Chesko, Pittsburgh
Megan Creahan, Pittsburgh
Cassandra Palmer, Pittsburgh
Paul Spencer, Pittsburgh
Alex Andrussier, Shippensburg
Leslie Danley, Shippensburg
Ben Fetrow, Shippensburg
Isabel Scott, Shippensburg
Derek Shade, Shippensburg
Rachel Diamond, Slippery Rock
Alex Rienzie, SUNY - Geneseo
Joyce Lee, Syracuse
Julia Asel, West Virginia

MIDEAST REGION
Elizabeth Castle, American
Alexander Germany-Wald, American
Anna Merkoulova, American
Eric Pan, American
Lesley Siu, American
Christopher Beach, Christopher Newport
Rebecca Davis, Christopher Newport
David Dawes, Delaware
Kelly Froelich, Duke
Yangyang Guo, Duke
Kevin Hogan, Duke
Judy Jow, Duke
Jordan Karen, Duke
David Martorana, Duke
Adam Talpalar, Duke
Alison Lichtenstein, George Washington
Huixia Zhang, George Washington
Erin Fenton, Georgetown
Karly Buckner, Howard
Candace Hokett- Henley, Howard
Gregory Taylor, Howard
Jessica Hendrick, James Madison
Matthew Phillips, James Madison
Alexis Vlasho, James Madison
Molly White, James Madison
Kameron TRUE, James Madison
Sanford Ames, Maryland
Eric Brown, Maryland
Brett Cullen, Maryland
Viraj Desai, Maryland
Lisa Dunn, Maryland
Aaron Fagan, Maryland
Rohan Gandhi, Maryland
Max Gross, Maryland
Shirley Han, Maryland
Leigh Harney, Maryland
Stephanie Johnson, Maryland
Ryan Lee-Young, Maryland
Michael Lu, Maryland
Kishore Radhakrishnan, Maryland
Jeff Williamowsky, Maryland
Louis Rossi, North Carolina - Charlotte
Kurt Shackelford, North Carolina - Charlotte
Alex Andrason, North Carolina State
Kathryn Daniel, North Carolina State
Derek McLamb, North Carolina State
Nabil Najeeb, North Carolina State
Nicholas Parkin, North Carolina State
Meredith Purcell, North Carolina State
Lauren Rakes, North Carolina State
William Yeatts, North Carolina State
Chengjian Zheng, North Carolina State
Anne Tomsky, Richmond
Candace Connolly, Roanoke College
Zhengwei Liang, Virginia
Robert Newton, Virginia Tech
Caleb Vaughan, Virginia Tech
Diana Woods, Virginia Tech
Conor Mills, Wake Forest

MIDWEST REGION
Courtney Girt, Ball State
Blake Flota, Illinois
Kelsey Isaacson, Illinois
Heidi Mott, Illinois
Kari Notton, Illinois
Mark Glasser, Illinois - Chicago
Sonya Luthra, Illinois - Chicago
Jamie Olds, Illinois - Chicago
Sasha Schnurr, Illinois - Chicago
jamie shah, Illinois - Chicago
Djatou Traore, Illinois - Chicago
Daniel Turkewitz, Illinois - Chicago
Chris Valkov, Illinois - Chicago
Jonathan Brown, Indiana
Jack Davis, Indiana
Ashley Dunn, Kentucky
Jennifer Harvey, Kentucky
Leigh Kaufman, Kentucky
Kevin Mosley, Kentucky
Abdel-Sater Shalash, Kentucky
Amy Walsh, Kentucky
Kristen Wathen, Kentucky
Jennifer Ydoate, Kentucky
Audrey Yung, Kentucky
Luke Culley, Loyola Chicago
Kelly Gore, Loyola Chicago
Jeff Michel, Loyola Chicago
Ana Claudia Michelini, Loyola Chicago
Michael Moffat, Loyola Chicago
Kristin Papierski, Loyola Chicago
Kimberly Franklin, Murray State
Ross Caton, Northwestern
Alexandra Dobkin, Northwestern
Bailey Sill, Northwestern
Alexis Heard, Western Kentucky
Joseph Paskov, Wisconsin - Madison

NORTHCENTRAL REGION
Brice Antons, Drake
Amra Beganovic, Drake
Kari Budnik, Drake
Amanda Charpentier, Drake
Thayne Griffin, Drake
Sam Hellwege, Drake
Kjersten Krantz-Odendahl, Drake
Jonathan Lai, Drake
Reynold Lim, Drake
Spencer Look, Drake
Oleksiy Maltsev, Drake
Megan Nielsen, Drake
Natalie Pearson, Drake
Christophe Sabourin, Drake
Keen Mun Siew, Drake
Sophia Song, Drake
Steven Theisen, Drake
Leah Torrison, Drake
Tess Wicks, Drake
Victoria Hernandez, Iowa
Kaila Krum, Iowa
Patrick Meyer, Iowa
Lindsey Morris, Iowa
Wenran Xie, Iowa
Ashley Truman, Iowa State
Kayla Berg, Minnesota
Alex Meyers, Minnesota
kyle seeman, Minnesota
Zachary Thompson, Minnesota
James Thorson, Minnesota
Chris Van Doren, Minnesota
Brianna Zilles, Minnesota

NORTHEAST REGION
Alex Shklyar, Baruch College
Yoko Boschetti Sacco, Bentley
Madeleine Dorflinger, Bentley
Iris Wang, Bentley
Janine Bautista, Binghamton
Vincent Dao, Binghamton
Erik De Monte, Binghamton
Kristin Dougherty, Binghamton
Emily Duffel, Binghamton
Jessica Ferrucci, Binghamton
Lauren Gavin, Binghamton
Christian Hall, Binghamton
Erica Peters, Binghamton
Rodney Rebello, Binghamton
Matt Trau, Binghamton
Jacky Xu, Binghamton
Victoria Chang, Boston
Melanie Chu, Boston
David Lavieri, Boston
Connie Lu, Boston
Andrew Sime, Boston
Emily Pakstis, Connecticut
Richard Laucella, Hofstra
Jeffrey Ho, New York
Anokhee Mepani, New York
Michelle Zighelboim, New York
Lesley Chen, Rutgers
Kristen Coval, Rutgers
Courtney Davis, Rutgers
Nicholas Fung, Rutgers
Shashank Gupta, Rutgers
Derek Ho, Rutgers
Daniel Huk Lim, Rutgers
Michele Yu, Rutgers
Kay Ezeh, Seton Hall
janaki sekaran, St. John's
Jennifer Tennant, St. John's

NORTHWEST REGION
Brian Chan, British Columbia
Erica Brindza, Eastern Washington
Kevin Herrera, Eastern Washington
Jenn Johnston, Eastern Washington
Melissa Israel, Oregon
Jeremy Johnson, Oregon
Lucas Raab, Oregon
Keturah Taylor, Oregon State
Zachary Shulkin, Washington State

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
Kathryn Gandy, Arkansas
Demarcus Prophet, Lamar
Ashley Wilson, Lamar
Marcia Raphael, North Texas
Richard Raizes, Southern Methodist
Brynn Bossart, Texas
Kara de Wet, Texas
Daniel Doll, Texas
Cristina Nguyen, Texas
Zubin Shah, Texas
Nathan Gigee, Texas Lutheran
Cassandra Gonzales, Texas Lutheran
Amanda Betancur, Texas Tech
Miroslav Getov, Trinity
Megan Russell, Trinity

SOUTHEAST REGION
Maria Garcia, Central Florida
Michelle Garcia, Central Florida
Darian Hands, Central Florida
Melissa Hedtke, Central Florida
Shayna Kaufman, Central Florida
Rebecca Laube, Central Florida
Janey Martin, Central Florida
Krystle McCoy, Central Florida
Matthew Meadows, Central Florida
David Noel, Central Florida
Jose Poon, Central Florida
Adam Straka, Central Florida
Madeline Viera, Central Florida
Natalie Weinstein, Central Florida
Jordan Brustein, Emory
Nicolette Kraska, Emory
Willie Reaves Jr., Emory
Michelle Haunert, Florida
Darwin Lopez, Florida
Masekela Mandela, Florida A&M
Paris Proctor, Florida A&M
Cody Ash, Florida State
Kate Houghton, Georgia
Kendall Johnson, Georgia State
Neha Gilja, Georgia Tech
Sydney Mobley, Georgia Tech
Sangjun Oh, Georgia Tech
Darren DelSignore, Miami
Monica Gerstner, Miami
Jarrett Lane, Miami
Liam Munzenmaier, Miami
Roshni Patel, Miami
Kirstine Rust, Nova Southeastern
Kevin Christner, South Carolina
Lauren Davis, South Carolina
Heather Golgart, South Carolina
Rena Ichinowatari, South Carolina
Truitt Jeter, South Carolina
David Moody, South Carolina
Ben Muller, South Carolina
John Nance, South Carolina
Kyle Neumann, South Carolina
Kory Pippin, South Carolina
Sandra Pulec, South Carolina
Katie Razick, South Carolina
Kirby Robbins, South Carolina
Michael Vereen, South Carolina
Charlie Cook, Stetson
Jillian Masucci, Stetson

SOUTHERN REGION
Kaiya Arroyo, Alabama
Tyler Connor, Alabama
Katerina Dergunov, Alabama
Mark Lail, Alabama
Lisa Ledbetter, Alabama
Darya Makarenko, Alabama
Amy Prucnal, Alabama
Rebekah Vickery, Alabama
Nicholas White, Alabama
Nichole Wolf, Alabama
Johnathan Crayton, Alabama - Birmingham
Shemeeka Gentry, Alabama State
William Austill, Auburn
Gabriella Bailin, Auburn
Laura Barnett, Auburn
Mayra De Caba, Austin Peay
Sean Kihara, Austin Peay
April Odom, Austin Peay
Cara Brenner, Jacksonville State
Ninma Sheshi, Jacksonville State
Akudo Amadi, Tennessee State
Aaron Walton, Tennessee State
Hervie Clemons, Tennessee Tech

SOUTHWEST REGION
Taylor Bilby, Arizona
Lianne Brancky, Arizona
Chloe Broenen, Arizona
Austin Byrne, Arizona
Tessa Carter, Arizona
Xin Cheng, Arizona
Russell Garner, Arizona
Curtis Graham, Arizona
Katarina Kolesikova, Arizona
Lauren Kuehner, Arizona
Janea Laudick, Arizona
Andrea Lawson, Arizona
Alyssa Martinez, Arizona
Brian Mistler, Arizona
melissa porter, Arizona
Xin Shen, Arizona
Allison Stein, Arizona
Miriam Tischler, Arizona
Michelle Vock, Arizona
Austin Welborn, Arizona
Haipei Chang, Arizona State
Beth Crumrine, Arizona State
Kelsey Dixon, Arizona State
Chris Dunker, Arizona State
Susan Eckman, Arizona State
Brittany Lee, Arizona State
Kayla McAlpin, Arizona State
Kelly O'Brien, Arizona State
Kara Ribbe, Arizona State
Brianne Tomasson, Arizona State
Anca Tomoiaga, Arizona State
Robert Waer, Arizona State
Tavian Aung, Cal Poly SLO
Lyndsay Brown, Cal Poly SLO
Heber Cruz, Cal Poly SLO
Ian Goh, California - Berkeley
Stephanie Gunawan, California - Berkeley
Ryan Liu, California - Berkeley
michael miao, California - Berkeley
Vineet Pandey, California - Berkeley
Natschja Ratanaprayul, California - Berkeley
Jae Ryu, California - Berkeley
MinJung Suh, California - Berkeley
Calvin Xu, California - Berkeley
Hiroyoshi Suzuki, California - Davis
Emily Nguyen, California - Los Angeles
Benjamin Pham, California - Merced
Elliot Allen, California - Santa Barbara
Thomas Dawson, California - Santa Barbara
Brandon Fu, California - Santa Barbara
Jinjing Shen, California - Santa Barbara
Jordan Tanner, California - Santa Barbara
Elizabeth Tokunaga, California - Santa Barbara
Cory Wheeler, California - Santa Barbara
Bestina Mounenalath, California State - Fresno
Alexis Pollard, California State - San Marcos
Jessica Angiuoni, Chapman
Jordan Boyd, Chapman
Maryanne Connell, Chapman
Kathryn Emery, Chapman
Erin Jenkins, Chapman
Justin Juarez, Chapman
Jacquelyn Kuehler, Chapman
Khine Thit Lwin, Chapman
Ellen Miranda, Chapman
Eleazar Orellana, Chapman
Alin Roman, Chapman
Laura Shigeoka, Chapman
Cassandra Williams, Chapman
Aimee Kang, San Diego
Diana Rodriguez Agiss, San Diego
Constance Summar, San Diego
Colleen Temple, San Diego
Christina Moran, San Diego State
Antonio Olea Jr, San Diego State
Leslie Lam, San Jose State
Trang Nguyen, San Jose State
Joyce Yu, San Jose State
Tiffany Wei, Southern California
Bryan Cheng, Stanford
Aaron Garg, Stanford
Yen Kuok, Stanford
Stephen Quinonez, Stanford
Xin Shan, Stanford

WESTCENTRAL REGION
Emily Booth, Colorado
Ryan Brauchler, Colorado
Christopher Milinazzo, Colorado
Sophie Lane-Wierzba, Colorado State
Chloe Petersen, Colorado State
Julie Williams, Colorado State
Kellsie Nienhuser, Wyoming
Jennifer Welsh, Wyoming


 

Psi Iota Installation Announcement
12/12/2011

Alpha Kappa Psi is pleased to announce the installation of the Psi Iota Chapter at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.  On December 3, Past Fraternity President Andrea Nemeth CFV, Montclair ’91 – Life, proudly served as chief installing officer where 40 student brothers and one faculty brother were initiated into the Northeast Region’s 17th active collegiate chapter. This marks the 337th chartering of an Alpha Kappa Psi chapter. The founding members of the Psi Iota Chapter include:

Christopher D. Adcock ‘11
Mandy J. Anderson ‘11
Jenna R. Bartley ‘11
Jill T. Biega ‘11
Mariana S. Bonato ‘11
Jorge V. Branco ‘11
Lauren A. Cane ‘11
Rory J. Chirmside ‘11
Michael D. Cunningham ‘11
Marissa N. Cusanelli ‘11
Nicolas P. De Tommaso ‘11
David J. Eisenberg ‘11
Andrew D. Fedder ‘11
Christopher K. Ford ‘11
Micah Freedman ‘11
Andrea L. Gilroy ‘11
William Gorman ’11 – Faculty
Jennyrose H. Halupka ‘11
Nicholas E. Harvat ‘11
Kristen A. Harz ‘11
Megan C. Holt ‘11
Alan G. Jean ‘11
Christian J. Klein ‘11
Andrew J. Lawler ‘11
Michael Lopes ‘11
Joshua D. Mann ‘11
Daniel Pearson ‘11
Michael Pearson, Jr.
Jamie L. Petraglia ‘11
Jonathan L. Porcello ‘11
David Quinones ‘11
Jennifer M. Quirk ‘11
Leah M. Russo ‘11
Oscar M. Sanchez, Jr. ‘11
Alexander Slade ‘11
Raymond A. Slamb ‘11
Erin E. Smith ‘11
Nikolas Trenchi ‘11
Katelyn M. Walsh ‘11
Louis Yuliano ‘11


Special thanks to the installation team which consisted of: 

John J. Von Achen, Upsala ’74 – Life

Past Foundation Chairman

Winston Edwards, Montclair ’00

Alexa Grueiro CFV, Montclair ’99

Section Director - Northeast Region

Ibrahim K. Masri, Seton Hall ’06

Chapter Advisor - Monmouth University

Andrea Nemeth CFV, Montclair ’91 – Life

Past Fraternity President

Gregory J. Russell, Montclair ’00

Peter R. Salem, Montclair ’03

Vadim Shleyfman, Towson ’09 – Honorary

Chad E. Smith CFV, Montclair ’93

Past Northeast Regional Director



Notes of congratulations and welcome can be sent to Psi Iota President Jenna Bartley and Chapter Advisor Ibrahim Masri.

Volunteer Position Available
10/28/2011

Alpha Kappa Psi is seeking nominations for a volunteer to fill the position of Midwest Regional Director. Jeff Hughes, the current MW RD has accepted the full-time director of alumni development position with the fraternity.

Interested individuals should submit their intention for candidacy and submit a fraternal and professional resume on or before Wednesday, November 23, or until the position has been filled, to my attention at 7801 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256, jessica@akpsi.org or fax 317-872-1567.

Parties interested in the position must be nominated by a student or alumni chapter, the fraternity president, a member of the fraternity board or the CEO. A nomination from a student or alumni chapter must be accompanied by the signatures of eight (8) members in good standing. Eligible candidates must be an alumni member in good standing.

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 and chapter advisors.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the chapters in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin, currently 20 chapters.  Including ensuring deadlines are met and that policies are being followed;
  • Setting goals for the region in the areas of membership and fraternity event registration;
  • Conducting officer training;
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a Regional Management Team; and,
  • Maintaining communication with the Heritage Center, Management Team and the Midwest Region
Fraternity welcomes new director of alumni development
10/9/2011

Jeff Hughes, South Florida ‘00, is joining the fraternity's professional staff. As the director of alumni development, Jeff will provide support for the fraternity's alumni chapters and while overseeing various programs that promote the alumni experience.

Jeff graduated from University of Redlands in 1995, and received masters in both business and management information systems from South Florida in 2002.

Since joining the fraternity, Jeff has been a long-time leader and volunteer for the organization. He’s a past president of the Greater Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter and has served the Southeast Region as parliamentarian, section director and regional director. As RD, he led the Southeast Region from eighth place to earning the Number One Region Award in 2009-10. He currently lives in Indianapolis where he serves Alpha Kappa Psi as the Midwest RD.

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