DETROIT (April 12, 2016) — Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently re-chartered the Beta Omicron Chapter at Wayne State University.
The re-chartering was directed by Area II Vice President Gregory Patterson, Northwood ’02 with 39 new students initiated as members. This revitalization marks efforts of the Beta Omicron Chapter which originally lasted 54 years after chartering in 1941.
During the colonization period, the students will host various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. Through their experience, the students will develop skills that will easily translate to their professional career. The colony’s events included professional workshops on elevator pitches and multiple sessions on excel along with multiple events where they served the local community.
In a letter of support for the group, Western Great Lakes Regional Director Tonjie Reese, Grand Valley State ’10 spoke on the impact they will have at Wayne State and their forward focused determination. “I can confidently say that a chapter at the Wayne State University will be beneficial,” said Reese. “This fall they graciously hosted one of the Western Great Lakes Region Officer trainings and showed a hunger to become brothers and leaders in their school. Recruiting at a commuter school can be difficult, but the colonists have proven that they are capable of gaining continuous interest in our fraternity.”
The group is led by Chapter President, Pratik Patel and supported by Area II Vice President Gregory Patterson, Regional Director Tonjie Reese, Colony Advisor and Section Director Felicia Adamczyk, Michigan-Dearborn ’14-Life and Faculty Advisors Deborah Habel, Oakland ’85-Life and Gary Shields.
“As Beta Omicron’s colony advisor and section director of the Western Great Lakes Region, it has been exciting to watch the colony grow and achieve the milestones on the road to becoming a chapter,” said Adamczyk. “The colonists have worked diligently and have displayed their commitment to bringing Alpha Kappa Psi back to campus.”
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan. (Retrieved from wayne.edu)