NSU alumnus selected for Pi Kappa Phi’s ‘Thirty Under 30’ honor

NSU alumnus selected for Pi Kappa Phi's 'Thirty Under 30' honor (Chris Alley)Chris Alley, an alumnus of the Beta Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at Northwestern State University, has been named among the national fraternity’s most promising young alumni. Now in its sixth year, their ‘Thirty Under 30’ program recognizes young alumni for their achievement after their undergraduate careers have come to an end.

During his time as an undergraduate at Northwestern State, Alley initiated into the Beta Omicron chapter in 2008 and served as housing manager, vice archon, chief justice of the Standards Board, and Ability Experience chairman. Chris also served as a member of the Gear Up Florida team in 2011, cycling across the state of Florida to raise money and awareness for programs that support people with disabilities. He was also part of the chartering teams for Louisiana Tech University and Stephen F. Austin State University. While at NSU, he also served as a summer orientation leader — one of the most prestigious student leadership positions on campus, a Student Government Association senator, and vice president of the Interfraternity Council.

Since graduating Chris has continued his commitment to the fraternity by joining the Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter, where he was recently elected as a board member at homecoming 2018. Chris is also active with Pi Kapp alumni in the New Orleans area, where he lives and works. He has attended several alumni events, including the New Orleans Area Founders’ Day and pre-intitation activities for the Loyola University-New Orleans chapter. He, along with several Pi Kappa Phi alumni, is also a member of one of the oldest parading Mardi Gras krewes in New Orleans, the Krewe of Carrollton. He also volunteers his time with the local ARC.

Chris is very involved with his church, St. Catherine of Sienna, where he sings in the choir, is a member of the men’s club, and volunteers with many church functions and events, such as fairs, crawfish boils, and cook-offs to raise funds for the church and affiliated school. Chris also assisted with hurricane and storm relief efforts in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Houston, where he aided in fundraising and supply drives, while also helping load three 18-wheelers with supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

After graduating from NSU, he worked on a judge candidate’s campaign in Jefferson Parish, the largest parish in the state of Louisiana. He later began a successful career with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, where he worked his way up to assistant manager of the three brands (Enterprise, Alamo, and National) at New Orleans International Airport. He was then promoted to their car sales division, where he earned ‘Top Dog Award’ for selling 24 vehicles in one month in 2016.

In 2018 Chris was named as an Alumni Officer for the very prestigious Catholic boys preparatory school, Brother Martin in New Orleans. Chris uses his talents as a communicator, event coordinator, and fundraiser to work with a development team to host alumni events, reunions, and lead several high level fundraising efforts, including a $1.2 million capital campaign for facility enhancements at the distinguished 150-year-old school. He also maintains daily contact with alumni in order to facilitate continuing relationships with the school and sustained giving.

Alumni from 29 chapters of all sizes, locations and age are represented in the group of 30, painting a broad, yet distinguished, view of Pi Kappa Phi as a national organization. The recipients come from all types of backgrounds, and were nominated for all types of outstanding achievement: volunteerism, professional achievement, etc. While the qualifications of the honor can vary, all of the recipients have in common a commitment to fraternal values. These men are all outstanding examples of how to live out the values of Pi Kappa Phi long after leaving their college campus.

Fellow Beta Omicron chapter alumni Mark Springer, Nick Breaux, Shayne Creppel, Manny Augello, Lane Luckie and Wil Adams were previous recipients of the ‘Thirty Under 30’ honor.

Click here to read more about the 2019 ‘Thirty Under 30’ class: https://bit.ly/2plOUvC

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