Established in 2003, the Judiciary Committee (JC)’s primary function is to help protect the reputation of the fraternity through use of the risk management policies. After many years of hard work and dedication, Jeff E. Frank, Eastern Michigan ‘86-Life is stepping down from his position on the Judiciary Committee.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 20 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. More than $40,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000. Foundation scholarships are established by chapters and individuals and endowments are used to support the annual scholarships. Some scholarships are available to all AKPsi students, while others focus on those majoring in specific fields.
Congratulations to the 2017-18 scholarship recipients:
Christopher T. France, Michigan State ’14 — William A. Donnelly Scholarship
Alexandra Goodnough, Syracuse ’15 – Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
Mahmoud Saleh, Wayne State ’16 — Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
Aubrey M. Weber, Central Michigan ’14 – William A. Donnelly Scholarship
Tyler M. Werland, Texas – San Antonio ’16— William A. Donnelly Scholarship
Anjani Agrawal, Georgia Tech ’15 — General Fund Scholarship
Jorge A. Fournier, Wake Forest ’15 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship
Justin Deters, Indiana State ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Cosmin Dordea, Wayne State ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Matthew May, Arkansas ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon nee Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Bailey Thompson, Kansas ’16 — Kenneth W. Hufford Accounting Scholarship
Isabella Yang, Texas – Dallas ’15 — Jeffery L. Vander Waal Healthcare Scholarship
Michelle Chan, Baruch ’15 — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Madeline E. Curry, Wyoming ’13-Life — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
A.J. C. DiRosa, High Point ’14 — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Stephen DuBois, Delaware ’16 — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Melissa Fellman, Maryland ’16 — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Aparna Krishnaswamy, Denver ’14 — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Nicoleen Lebita, Washington ’14— Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
Gina M. Testa, New York ’15 — Jennie Pakon née Lis and John Palkon Scholarship
The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent countless hours reviewing applications:
Annette C. Anderson, Virginia ’85-Life
Stacey M. Gimbert, Virginia ’86
Michelle Grichuk, Lamar ’08-Life
Ted S. Hollifield, Virginia ’87
Past Fraternity Director Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
Melissa A. Nortz, Virginia ’85
Vadim Shleyfman, Towson ’09
Past Foundation Director Chad E. Smith, Montclair State ’93
Past Foundation Chairman Cynthia Washington, Saint Louis ‘82-Life
Past Foundation Director John Werner, Virginia ‘84-Life (Committee Chair)
Few people can say that they have worked for Alpha Kappa Psi for nearly two decades and helped thousands of members, but Debby Orff certainly can. Debby has been a hard-working, driven and enthusiastic member of the Alpha Kappa Psi staff for 17 years, but has decided it’s her time to retire.
The 59th AKPsi Convention is less than two months away and what’s better than exploring around Las Vegas with fellow members? During Convention, excursion opportunities are available for alumni, student members and guests. Spots are being filled quickly, so make sure to register for Convention and any additional events before online registration ends July 19!
“You are always wearing your letters” is something all members should take to heart. It’s not saying members are always wearing a t-shirt or hat with “AKPsi” displayed. This phrase references how Alpha Kappa Psi is represented through any actions said or done. Anything and everything (both the good and the bad) represents a chapter, other members, and the fraternity as a whole; especially during the summer.