Recent NSU grads hired as Pi Kappa Phi leadership consultants

Dedrick Lewis and Thomas Marlbrough, both initiates of the Beta Omicron Chapter at Northwestern State University, have been hired by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity to serve as leadership consultants for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Lewis and Marlbrough graduated in May with degrees in Business Administration and History, respectively. They 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.

This elite group of men promote positive change and continued success within chapters, develop a professional network, and improve their leadership and communication skills.

“I’m looking forward to working with students across the United States and connecting them with the uncommon opportunities that our fraternity has to offer,” Marlbrough said. “Most importantly, I’ll help develop them into the servant leaders our world so desperately needs.”

Lewis and Marlbrough offer impressive leadership experience, after successful undergraduate careers.

A native of Gonzales, Louisiana, Lewis served as Beta Omicron Chapter’s Warden, scholarship chair, recruitment chair, and social chair. Dedrick was selected for Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders and Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers. Dedrick was also part of the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, a senator for the Student Government Association, the President’s Leadership Program, treasurer of the men’s lacrosse club, and served as NSU’s Interfraternity Council vice president of programming. He was also a recipient of the David D. Morgan ‘Extra Mile’ Scholarship and was named to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity’s Ad Astra Society, which recognizes the top one percent of student leaders nationally. Dedrick was named to the NSU Homecoming Honor Court his senior year.

Marlbrough, who grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana, served the Beta Omicron Chapter as archon, vice archon, and secretary. He was named a Pi Kappa Phi Scholar, the oldest and most prestigious scholarship in Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, in addition to being selected for the inaugural class of the fraternity’s Ad Astra Society. He previously held high-profile roles with the national fraternity, serving on the Council of Archons and was the student representative to the Ability Experience Board of Directors. In 2016, he was named NSU ‘Greek Man of the Year’ after serving as Interfraternity Council president and vice president of judicial affairs. In 2016, Thomas also cycled across the country as part of the Journey of Hope, which raises funds and awareness for projects that support people with disabilities through Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy, The Ability Experience. In 2015, he was was awarded the he Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) scholarship by the North American Inter-Fraternity Conference and received Pi Kappa Phi’s David D. Morgan ‘Extra Mile’ scholarship multiple semesters. Marlbrough was also involved in Northwestern State’s ROTC program, Student Government Association, Phi Alpha Theta, President’s Leadership Program, and served as a Freshman Connector.

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