In the spirit of lifelong brotherhood, Pi Kappa Phi members and their families gathered October 18-19, 2008 for the Fraternity’s annual Homecoming reunion. On Friday, October 18th, 2008, Pi Kapps lined Jefferson Street for the annual Homecoming Parade and pep rally. Purple pride and shouts of “Fork ‘em Demons” helped pump up the students and alumni.
The Rho Associate Class took home second place for their float in the parade. The associate members also won third place in the lip sync competition during homecoming week. Families later gathered at the Beta Omicron Chapter House for an evening social. Active and associate members mingled with alumni, sharing stories and a few laughs.
Saturday morning, The Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Housing Corporation held their annual homecoming meeting to discuss future projects of the group to benefit the chapter. A new slate was elected Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. The active chapter also presented the “Distinguished Alumni Award” to Doug Ireland and Dr. Mike Land. Member Britt Richey was presented with a $1,000 scholarship as a winner of Beta Omicron Chapter’s “Morgan Extra-Mile” Scholarship.
Following the meeting, the chapter enjoyed a large turn-out for tailgating at Turpin Stadium before the Homecoming Game. Members, their wives and children enjoyed barbecue and snacks before the football game. At Halftime, Pi Kappa Phi member Wil Adams was honored as part of the NSU Homecoming Honor Court for a second consecutive year.
Beta Omicron Chapter founding member Dr. Jerry Payne was also inducted into the NSU Hall of Distinguished Educators. Payne was recognized for his 45-year music education career, including a 4-year stint as NSU Director of Bands.
The weekend proved to be a big success, as the chapter’s future continues to look more promising each year.