Beta Omicron Chapter honored at 52nd Pi Kappa Phi Supreme Chapter

Beta Omicron Chapter honored at 52nd Pi Kappa Phi Supreme ChapterFraternity members from across the nation convened at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for Pi Kappa Phi’s 52nd biennial Supreme Chapter on August 5 – 9, 2010.

The convention delegation from Beta Omicron chapter consisted of Archon Jon Lee, Treasurer Butch York, Push America chairman Cameron Moises, and alumni members  David Morgan, Sr.; Wes Breeden; and David Morgan, Jr.

Beta Omicron Chapter was recognized as one of the top chapters of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity for their commitment to service and for academic achievement.  Designated a Master Chapter for service to Push America, the chapter raised nearly $3,000 for people with disabilities. Members also hosted a first-ever “Miss Push America Pageant” helping raise disability awareness by involving the entire NSU student body. In addition to members participating in national projects such as the Journey of Hope and Gear Up Florida, local efforts exemplified a well-balanced Push America program. Several scaffold sit events, an empathy dinner, bike-a-thons, a volunteer relationship with the Natchitoches Association of Retarded Citizens highlighted campus efforts to raise awareness. Individual members’ efforts were so successful, they also received the Push America Gold Star Award. Master Chapter status was also awarded to the Beta Omicron Chapter for academic achievement.

Academic advisor Mike Land, PhD. spearheaded a major overhaul of the Chapter’s scholarship program. He implemented a new system of academic accountability and provided rewards for improved grades. Land also worked directly with students to identify specific academic and career advising needs. The chapter’s GPA exceeded the required 2.5 NIC and Pi Kappa Phi guideline. Members’ GPAs also exceeded the NSU all-male and all-fraternity averages. Archon Jon Lee said these achievements are the pinnacle of the chapter’s banner year. “The men of Beta Omicron have worked hard to be known as the premier fraternity at NSU, and we are honored to be one of the finest chapters of Pi Kappa Phi.”

Alumni Wes Breeden and David Morgan, Sr. participated in an induction for the Nu Phi Society, a special designation for members who exemplify a life-long commitment to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Breeden and Morgan are the only members of the Nu Phi Society from Beta Omicron chapter.

Morgan, a Pi Kappa Phi Properties board member, attended business meetings to plan the year’s goals to expand housing for Pi Kappa Phi chapters. He was also recognized as the 2006 Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame inductee, an honor bestowed upon only 29 men in the Fraternity’s 106-year history.

The Supreme Chapter is Pi Kappa Phi’s biennial legislative convention. It is also the premier alumni event for the fraternity. More than 760 attended, including 333 students, 275 alumni and 151 spouses and guests.