Alpha Kappa Psi Awards for professional College Chapters

Announcing 2016-17 Award Catalogue Nominees

Every year, Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes the vast accomplishments of its members and those who impact its chapters — not only within AKPsi, but throughout universities and local communities as well. These are the current member and chapter nominees of the 2016-17 academic year.

Alpha Kappa Psi Brothers a professional business students in college

Alpha Kappa Psi’s 16th Annual Academy

This year at the Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Morgantown, Indiana, twenty brothers gathered to take part in the 2017 Academy. These hand-selected Academy fellows were provided an all-expenses paid leadership retreat, courtesy of the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation, to challenge and strengthen their skills as professional business leaders. The intensive leadership training separated fellows from their everyday lives and threw them into rigorous team building exercises where they learned to better handle leadership scenarios.

Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Foundation Names 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

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:

$5,000 Scholarships

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

$4,000 Scholarships

Anjani Agrawal, Georgia Tech ’15 — General Fund Scholarship
Jorge A. Fournier, Wake Forest ’15 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarships

Justin Deters, Indiana State ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Cosmin Dordea, Wayne State ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Matthew May,  Arkansas ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née 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

$500 Scholarships

Michelle Chan, Baruch ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Madeline E. Curry, Wyoming ’13-Life — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
A.J. C. DiRosa, High Point ’14 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Stephen DuBois, Delaware ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Melissa Fellman, Maryland ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Aparna Krishnaswamy, Denver ’14 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Nicoleen Lebita, Washington ’14— Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Gina M. Testa, New York ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship

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

Selection Committee:

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)