EDINBORO, PENNSYLVANIA — Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international professional business fraternity, recently granted its 356th collegiate charter to the students of Edinboro University.
The installation of the newest chapter, known as the Chi Lambda Chapter, was directed by Fraternity Executive Vice President Kerri M. Dickson, Washington State ’02 – Life, with 42 new students initiated as members.
During the colonization period, the students hosted various professional, service-related, fundraising and social events. The colony’s professional events included a presentation by Dr. Melisa Zimmerman who spoke on the topic of leadership, and a business panel that offered feedback on résumé writing and interviewing.
The students’ commitment to strengthening the Edinboro community included participation in Bowling for Bleeding Disorders and Edinboro University’s annual Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.E).
In a letter of support for the group, Director of Campus Life and Leadership Development Michelle L. Barbich spoke on the positive impact Alpha Kappa Psi will provide for Edinboro University. “I believe that their presence at EUP will only allow for growth and development on campus,” said Barbich. “It will continue to challenge the current organizations to strive for excellence as well as support our campus and community philanthropic endeavors.”
The group is led by president, Amber Iams and supported by section director Courtney Ball, Buffalo ’12 – Life, and faculty advisors, Scott E. Miller, Gannon ’91 – Life, PhD, CPA, J.D. and Melissa Zimmerman, PhD. “As a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Psi, I am very supportive of the mission of Alpha Kappa Psi and feel that its benefits in developing leaders are a great opportunity for the School of Business,” said Miller who acts as the dean for the School of Business.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business. With more than 240,000 members world-wide, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has a presence on more than 220 collegiate chapters and 30 alumni chapters across four countries. Learn more about the oldest and largest co-educational professional business fraternity.