Celebrating Alpha Kappa Psi Brothers and Chapters

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

 

Chapter Congress Elects New Fraternity Officers

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.