INDIANAPOLIS — The 2014-15 fiscal year marked another successful year of expansion for Alpha Kappa Psi. Efforts resulted in the installations of two collegiate chapters and six alumni chapters. Most notably, the fraternity further expanded its global presence. Within exactly 71 days of each other, Alpha Kappa Psi chartered its first two international alumni chapters in fraternal history. Three student colonies and five alumni colonies were also established this past year.
INDIANAPOLIS — The 2014-15 recipients of Alpha Kappa Psi’s awards program have been selected by the fraternity’s awards committee. The majority of AKPsi’s awards are chapter-driven, as chapters must nominate themselves or individual members for an award. For each of these prestigious awards, only one winner is selected as the award winner.
INDIANAPOLIS — In late-June, the twenty brothers selected as the 2015 Academy Fellows traveled to Morgantown, Indiana for an intensive, distraction free, leadership retreat. The secluded setting of the Academy allowed for their unhindered growth, as they opened themselves up to new ideas and experiences.
SINGAPORE — Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted an alumni charter to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The 109th alumni chapter to charter, efforts came from nearly 65 alumni members representing 51 collegiate chapters and nine countries of residence. The ASEAN Alumni Chapter’s primary operational area consists of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In a chartering petition letter, chapter president Stephen Smith, Florida ‘86 – Life stated how the alumni chapter “represents different career fields in business and come from different cultures, yet our bonds of brotherhood are very strong.” As the second international alumni chapter to charter in fraternal history, the melting pot of members in a new global territory will help further advance the fraternity’s vision for years to come.
Led by Smith, the group has plans to serve as a connection for all members that visit or live in the region. They will help re-engage alumni who were once isolated by their geographic location through supporting future expansion efforts, hosting events, and serving as a local point of contact.
INDIANAPOLIS — Alpha Kappa Psi recently hired two chapter educational resource coordinators to the Heritage Center’s staff, Evie Eddins, Florida State ’13 and Kortney D. Petry, Ball State ‘11.
Evie Eddins, as a recent graduate with Bachelor of Arts in History, will serve as the new Area I resource coordinator. Eddins recognizes the significance of paying it forward beyond the collegiate experience, “It is a common discussion amongst my chapter how we will give back to AKPsi once we are alumni. The thing I am most excited about is that I will be able to give back in a more direct manner since I will be working for the Heritage Center. I am looking forward to giving back to the fraternity that has given me so much.”
Kortney Petry is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Sports Studies minor. “I am eager to start working with Alpha Kappa Psi to assist chapters in bettering themselves so that the members get the best experiences possible,” said Petry expressing her readiness to serve the fraternity as the new resource coordinator for Area III. “I am also excited to meet and get to know all types of people involved in the organization ranging from our student members, to our volunteers, to members of the Board of Directors.”
The role of the resource coordinator includes matching resources to fit the needs of collegiate chapters. These individuals serve as a chapter liaison to provide support to chapter development and operations and collaborate with regional volunteers as an additional layer of support.
The chapter educational resource coordinators are a part of the Student Services department. Eddins and Petry will work closely with Cady E. Tabeling, Southern Indiana ’11 – Life and Liz Vickers, Stetson ‘11 who currently serve as the resource coordinators for Areas II and IV respectively.