Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity’s brotherhood is growing in the state of Louisiana. On November 8, 2014 the Beta Omicron chapter at Northwestern State assisted in the chartering of the Iota Phi chapter at Loyola University- New Orleans.
The 42-member group first became a colony on campus in the Spring semester of 2013. Over the next three semesters, hard work and dedication allowed the chapter to develop into the successful group of founding fathers.
The chartering was executed by Pi Kappa Phi alumni Eric Almquist (Alpha Omicron, Iowa State) and Wes Breeden (Beta Omicron, Northwestern State), serving as Installation Officer and Assistant Installation Officer, respectively. The Pi Kapps from Northwestern State University also provided an initiation team of students and alumni, joined by another team from the Beta Mu chapter at McNeese State University.
In addition to its student members, the Iota Phi chapter was privileged to welcome an alumni initiate this weekend. During his undergraduate years, Mark Schneider was an associate member in the Alpha Theta chapter at Michigan State. In 1966, he left to serve our country in the Vietnam War before he could be initiated. Now a resident of Kenner, Louisiana, Schneider was recommended for alumni initiation by his friend Michael Allain, an initiate of the Beta Omicron chapter. After a nearly 50-year journey, Schneider was initiated into Pi Kappa Phi.
The Iota Phi chapter certainly has a lot to celebrate, and this group is destined to do great things on the Loyola- New Orleans campus into the future.
Loyola- New Orleans becomes the seventh Pi Kappa Phi flag planted in Louisiana. The fraternity’s current footprint also includes active chapters at Northwestern State, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Louisiana State, and dormant chapters at Nicholls State and Tulane.
[Portions of this article courtesy of http://www.pikapp.org ]