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)

Wearing Letters - Alpha Kappa Psi

You Are Always Wearing Your Letters

“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.

Fraternity Celebrates Chapter and Individual Service

INDIANAPOLIS (August 30, 2016) – The Awards Catalogue provides recognition opportunities for those individuals who demonstrate outstanding service to Alpha Kappa Psi. It was developed to recognize individuals and chapters that achieve excellence while demonstrating the fraternity’s core values of brotherhood, unity, knowledge, service and integrity.

The Fraternity Awards are divided into three categories: Outstanding Chapter ProgrammingOutstanding Chapter Leaders and Outstanding Volunteer Leaders. These awards are chapter driven, as chapters must nominate themselves or individual members for awards.