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.
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.
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 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
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:
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.