Beta Omicron chapter celebrates 50 anniversary of chartering

Beta Omicron chapter celebrates 50 anniversary of charteringOn Saturday, October 28, 2006, more than 200 alumni, students and guests convened in Natchitoches, Louisiana, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Beta Omicron chapter at Northwestern State University.

The weekend was the culmination of months of planning by a small group of alumni and students and began with optional golf outings for alumni on Friday afternoon. Later in the afternoon, alumni joined Northwestern State University officials to dedicate a clock donated as a gift to the university in commemoration of Beta Omicron’s 50 years on campus. The alumni chapter raised over $13,000 for the gift.

On Saturday alumni held their housing corporation and alumni chapter meetings, before tailgating and attending the Homecoming football game.

Beta Omicron chapter founding archon Jack McCain, Jr. addresses those gathered at the banquet.

Later in the evening, a celebration banquet was hosted to recognize the special traditions of brotherhood that have existed at Beta Omicron for half a century. Keynoting the banquet was National Treasurer Mark F. Jacobs, Delta Psi (Texas-Arlington). Calling on his experience as a Senior Vice President of GE Capital, Jacobs challenged the student leaders of Beta Omicron to deliver a Pi Kappa Phi experience that matches what others read about when they see the fraternity. Joining Jacobs at the event were Foundation Chairman Allen Woody, Xi (Roanoke); fellow trustee and celebration coordinator, David Morgan, Beta Omicron (Northwestern State); NSU President Dr. Randy Webb and mayor of Natchitoches, Wayne McCullen.

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