Alpha Phi Omega
The world’s largest co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega has been a constant in my life. Based on the core principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service, APO has contributed to my development as an effective communicator.
In the Fall of 2010, I was initiated into the Beta Psi chapter at Southeast Missouri State University. Through leadership positions in the organization, I learned the skills needed to execute large events. For the 2011-2012 academic year, I was the Scouting Chair for the Beta Psi chapter and as such was the chair of the chapter’s Merit Badge University. Catering to the Boy Scouts of America, specifically in the Greater St. Louis Area Council, the entire process of developing the event up until the day the scouts arrived on the Southeast Campus involved 1100 individuals.
While chairing Merit Badge University, I helped lead the efforts in the 2012 Section 49 Conference hosted by the Beta Psi chapter. The event caters to the 10 chapters in Section 49, an event that unites roughly 230 brothers to immerse themselves in brotherhood while taking leadership seminars, a variety of workshops, and networking.
Since April of 2012, I was a member of the St. Louis Bid Committee which represented the city in an attempt to bring the 2014 National Convention to our hometown. A near 9 month process concluded in December at the 2012 National Convention in Anaheim. Although St. Louis did not win the bid, a core of leaders emerged who have collectively set a vision of fellowship between the universities in St. Louis connected to Alpha Phi Omega.
As I transferred to Lindenwood University, after the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year, I also transferred my membership to the LU chapter, Alpha Delta Sigma. Currently, I serve the chapter as Secretary and in my spare time I develop region wide fellowship events.