MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER / by Bryan Leach

SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - UDANCE

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - AKPsi Fundraiser at Panera in Newark

Monday, April 6, 2015 - Midcourt 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - First Annual Golf Outing 

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Initiation

CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected executive board for 2015!

Jessi Lafferty, President

Jake Zucker, Executive Vice President

Talia Jarmus, Vice President of Operations

Tyler DiValerio, Vice President of Communication

Jochelle Dasent, Vice President of Education

Jake Wainwright, Vice President of Membership

Jordan Peck, Vice President of Accounting 

Melissa Cannon, Vice President of Finance

Manhar Arora, Vice President of Professional Development

Pat Vroman, Vice President of Alumni Relations

Joanna Lemons, Master of Rituals

PRINCIPLED BUSINESS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2015

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The Omega Alpha Chapter attended PBLI 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6th and 7th to better understand common practices and network with other chapters. The Omega Alpha Case Competition Team took 2nd Place in the Event, and we were also recognized for having the best Membership Strength of all chapters in our region

 

AKPsi Abroad

This winter, many of our brothers escaped the cold and traveled abroad to gain global perspective, while earning UD credits! Locations included Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, France, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Welcome lambdas

On November 22, 2014, the Omega Alpha chapter initiated 27 new brothers after their 6-week education process. We welcome them into our brotherhood and are honored to help develop such great business leaders!

Benjamin Aman, Tina Barricelli, Kristine Battle, Samuel Bebout, Jacob Brown, Jessica Brown,    Hannah Chan, Alessandro Chiodo, Valerie Choy. Stephanie Cillo. Nicole Constantino,                Michael D’Amico, Jonathan Eagle. Thomas Esposito, Victoria Fusco, Allison Gan,                           Frank Haendel-Gonzalez, Matthew Hahn, Jonathan Kitsock, Kyle Lojek, Tyler Mardian, William Millius, Christopher Mule, Jill Palmieri, Ally Siegel, Linda Wijaya, Jesse Xiong

first annual omega alpha golf outing

This Spring, the brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi are hosting an Alumni Golf Outing for all Omega Alpha Chapter alumni!

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When: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Where: DelCastle Golf Club

801 McKennan’s Church Rd,

Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Price: $35 per person* ($20 just for BBQ)

*price includes facilities use, carts, scorecards, and BBQ

Networking BBQ to follow with games, prizes, and plenty of food & drinks!

Interested in attending? Please RSVP to Pat Vroman by April 6th, udelakpsi.vpar@gmail.com

brother spotlight

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For our inaugural Brotherhood Spotlight, we will be featuring junior Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management major Catie Wolff of the Eta Pledge Class of the Fall 2012 Semester. When asked why she rushed AKPsi, she said “I was having a hard time transitioning from my 600 person high school to 16,000 people at Delaware. I wanted to get more involved in the business school and I figured I would see what AKPsi was all about.”

Catie names her leadership roles within the chapter as her greatest success with Alpha Kappa Psi. She also attributes finding the courage to advance into her role as Executive Vice President from a helpful upperclassman, stating “I never expected to run for EVP as a sophomore and I’m so glad [they] told me they believed in me.” Catie enjoyed her time on the executive board and working with her fellow members “to inspire positive growth for Omega Alpha.”

Now, Catie is gearing up for a new journey as an intern at the Renaissance Tuscany Ciccio Marriott Resort and Spa in Italy from September 2015 until December 2015! She will have her hands full as she will be working roughly 50 hours per week within front office operations and guest services, but she is hoping to work in a few trips around Europe whenever possible.

When asked where she sees herself in 5 years, Catie hopes to delve into the management and business administration side of hospitality. “I hope to be in an administration or management position within a large hospital or healthcare facility where I work to improve the quality of service patients receive as well as the overall experience for the patient and their families. As an HRIM major most people expect a hotel manager or restaurant operator as dream careers,” she continues, “HRIM is so much more than that.” Good luck, Catie!

Alumni Spotlight

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Alumni Jeff Asuncion graduated with a double major in Finance and Management as well as a double minor in Economics and International Business with a concentration in Spanish Studies. He is currently working at Deloitte Consulting as a Business Technology Analyst.

As a part of our first ever Alumni Spotlight, we decided to ask him what role Alpha Kappa Psi played in getting him to where he is today. “AKPsi taught me the importance of being able to network and really helped me work on my interaction skills. AKPsi also prepared me to hold leadership positions, which are essential when working for a consulting firm” said Asuncion. When asked about his favorite part of AKPsi, he reflected on how much he enjoys seeing the amount of which Omega Alpha chapter has flourished since he first became a brother. “Throughout my last three years in AKPsi, we had grown exponentially, with each member benefitting in both a social and business sense” he said.

As for where he sees himself in 5 years? “I see myself continuing to be in consulting, but possibly moving into Strategy and Operations or Human Capital consulting.” We wish him all the best in his endeavors!

looking to stay involved? join an aKpsi alumni chapter near you today

Greater Philadelphia Alumni Chapter - Ryan Nissan, akpsiphillyalumni@gmail.com

Baltimore Metro Alumni Chapter - president@akpsibaltimore.org

Capital Area Alumni Chapter - Kim Franklin, president@akpsicaa.org

Garden State Alumni Chapter - Chad Smith, GRussell79@aol.com

New York City Alumni Chapter - nycakpsi.president@gmail.com