Zack Cockerham, an initiate of the Beta Omicron Chapter at Northwestern State University, has been hired by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity to serve as a leadership consultant for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Cockerham graduated in May with a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in History and will now hit the road as a front-line staff member of the fraternity.
Each semester, leadership consultants travel the country, visiting up to 20 chapters, leading expansion efforts, and serving as the primary liaison between the National Headquarters and undergraduate chapters.
Cockerham says he hopes to help other members have a life changing experience, similar to his own.
“I think too often these young men don’t realize or perhaps don’t appreciate all the opportunities this fraternity can provided them. It will change your life for the better if you allow it to, and I hope to drive more young men to seek out those opportunities so they can continue to grow and develop into better individuals.”
This elite group of men promote positive change and continued success within chapters, develop a professional network, and improve their leadership and communication skills.
During his time as an undergraduate, he served as chapter secretary and chaplain. Cockerham worked closely with the fraternity’s philanthropy, The Ability Experience, which raises funds and awareness for projects that improve life for people with disabilities.
In 2015, he served as a crew member for Gear Up Florida, the organization’s cycling trek across the Sunshine State. He is also a 2013 graduate of Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders, the fraternity’s highly selective leadership institute. Cockerham was a recipient of the Beta Omicron Chapter’s David D. Morgan ‘Extra Mile’ scholarship.
Cockerham says Pi Kappa Phi has had a lasting impact on his life.
“It has given me life changing opportunities through involvement with the national organization and the Ability Experience. The values and skills that I have been taught by this fraternity have made me into the man I am today, and I know that Pi Kappa Phi will continue to play a prominent role in continuously developing my character for the rest of my life.”