Members of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at NSU and their dates celebrated the accomplishments of the chapter and its members on December 6, 2020. A year-end banquet commemorated both Pi Kappa Phi Founders’ Day and the chapter’s annual Rose Ball formal, a long-cherished tradition which was not held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Held in the NSU Student Union ballroom, the evening began with welcoming remarks from student chapter Archon Jay Rogers. The invocation was delivered by outgoing chaplain Matthew Raybon, while the benediction was provided by 2021 Chaplain Joshua Wiggins.
Following a spaghetti dinner, several members were honored for their dedication over the last year. The chapter’s ‘Mister Pi Kappa Phi’ award was given to Nicholas Olivares for best exemplifying the values of the Fraternity. Jay Rogers was recognized for his dedication to chapter leadership with the Kroeg Award. Allen Ashley received the Mixson Award for excellence in campus involvement. The Fogarty Award for dedication to academic achievement went to James Prock.
Each year the Beta Omicron Chapter selects the fraternity sweetheart, known as the Rose Queen. This honorary title is bestowed upon one woman who embodies class, character, and elegance. Chloe Farrar was crowned the 2020 Beta Omicron chapter Rose Queen. Others named to the court include: Natalie Stephenson, Katelyn Dolan, Jaci Jones, and Olivia Bridges. Farrar was presented with a bouquet of red roses, the official flower of the fraternity, while members performed the traditional serenade, ‘The Rose of Pi Kappa Phi.’
Members who served as Big Brothers to associate members were also presented with customized traditional paddles.