THE ALUMNI NEWSLETTER OF PI KAPPA PHI AT NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
B.O. ALUMNI BLAST 1
Clockwise from left: 1) Extra Mile Scholars are pictured with alumnus David D. Morgan. From LEFT to RIGHT: DJ Klucznik, Collin McKnight, David D. Morgan, Adam Upshaw, Chad Hancock. 2) Alumni visit before the start of the banquet. From LEFT to RIGHT: Chapter Advisor Shawn Daily, David D. Morgan, Bill Morrison, and Housing Corporation Vice President Robert Broadwell. 3) Jack McCain, Beta Omicron No. 1, welcomes students and guests on behalf of the City of Natchitoches.
Scholars Program seeks to inspire certain student outcomes based on academic performance, service to Pi Kappa Phi, and service to Northwestern State University, all while holding down part-time employment. It’s the intent of the program to reward students who find success while giving of themselves and going that extra mile in life. The application process was divided into three parts. Students first completed a general biographical section and submitted their transcript for evaluation. The second part included several essay questions designed to illuminate their future goals and aspirations and to define their understanding of success. The third and final part of the application included completion of a “points worksheet” whereby applicants would accrue points in the four aforementioned categories of academics, leadership in Pi Kappa Phi, service through a campus organization and part-time employment. Lastly, applicants submitted their paperwork to the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation’s Distribution and Stewardship Committee for review and evaluation.
Student Leaders go the ‘Extra Mile’ Last April’s Inaugural Scholarship Banquet, at which four Beta Omicron student leaders were recognized through the David Morgan ‘Extra Mile’ Scholars Program, made a lasting impression on parents, the University and on Pi Kappa Phi. On Thursday night, April 17, more than 70 Pi Kappa Phi students, dates, alumni, parents and administrators from Northwestern State University gathered at Merci Beaucoup for an evening in celebration of the chapter’s academic accomplishments, and to recognize four outstanding students for going the ‘extra mile.’ “This was a great evening for our four winners and for Beta Omicron,” remarked Tom Atwood, Beta Eta (Florida State), executive director of the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation and the evening’s emcee. Working with the chapter’s executive council, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation helped host the inaugural scholarship banquet. Supporting the chapter in this endeavor were several Northwestern
State University notables including President Dr. Randy Webb, Dean of Students Dr. Chris Maggio, Vice President Jerry Pierce, Executive Assistant to the President Robert Crew and Director of Student Programs Retha Cox as well as a number of other faculty and staff members. The banquet began with a warm welcome from the chapter on behalf of Archon Britt Richey. In addition, a ‘welcome home to Natchitoches,’ for those alumni who attended was offered by founding Archon and City Councilman Jack McCain. The highlight of the evening came when the chapter and the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation recognized four talented and dedicated leaders through the David Morgan ‘Extra Mile’ Program. Each student came away with a grant between $400 and $1000 depending on the quality of their application. The scholarship winners for the sprintg 2008 semester were DJ Klucznik, Collin McKnight, Adam Upshaw and Chad Hancock. Designed to challenge and motivate students to ‘go the extra mile’, the David Morgan ‘Extra Mile’
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Beta Omicron - Spring 2008 Newsletter