Northwestern State University alumnus Wes Breeden has been named Pi Kappa Phi’s ‘Outstanding Volunteer of the Year’ for 2017.
The annual award recognizes the fraternity’s overall most outstanding volunteer. The recipient goes above and beyond the call of duty in their role as a volunteer, and has displayed a lifelong commitment to the fraternity and excellence as a volunteer for Pi Kappa Phi.
A 2004 graduate of NSU, Wes is a regional vice president of AMBA, which provides solutions to associations and member benefits to their members.
Wes has spent countless hours working with chapters around the country as a facilitator for the fraternity’s Ladder of Risk and Ultimate Respect in Action programs and volunteers as a Member Education Specialist.
For several years, he has served as lead faculty for Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders, the fraternity’s week-long emerging leaders institute held at the University of South Carolina. He is also a regular volunteer for the fraternity’s annual leadership conference, Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers.
He serves on the board of directors for the Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter, working closely with student leaders at Northwestern State University and also volunteers as an advisor for the Iota Phi chapter at Loyola-New Orleans. Each year, Wes is involved in planning the well-attended New Orleans area Founders’ Day gathering.
Wes’ impact on others isn’t limited to face-to-face communication. Wes connects with impressionable young leaders on campuses around the country through social media. His popular @WesThePiKapp Twitter handle features advice, motivation tips, and inspirational quotes.
The award was presented by National Historian James Aspinwall and National Chancellor James Smith on January 13, 2018 at Pi Kapp College in Birmingham, AL.