Friday, August 30, 2013

Honorary Inductions

Brothers Dr. Angela Long, Kristen Hadeed, and Steven Johnson
The Brothers of the Alpha Phi chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi would like to extend a warm welcome to two new honorary Brothers and a faculty brother into the fold of our fraternity! On Wednesday, August 28 of 2013, Dr. Angela Long, Kristen Hadeed, and Steven Johnson were formally inducted into the brotherhood. We are pleased and excited to include them into the brotherhood!

Brother Dr. Angela Long:
"Dr. Angela Long, Educational Researcher, Educator, and Author of the soon to be released book “Rebirth of a Dropout Nation” is the founder of the Pathways to Persistence Scholars program at Santa Fe College and currently serves as an Independent Researcher in partnership with individuals from the American Association of Community Colleges, the Council of Independent Colleges, and Research Allies for Lifelong Learning in Washington, D.C. She also serves as an online professor of Education for Northwest Christian University as part of their M.A.T. program. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Community College Leadership, a Master's of Education in School Counseling/Consultation, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She has published a national document entitled, “Community College Attrition of GED Certificate Holders and Regular High School Graduates: A Comparative Study Using National BPS Data” and speaks nationally on issu es relating to student retention at the college level. Dr. Long has been invited to three White House Summit meetings on the topic of Hispanic attrition and education and travels extensively working with colleges as she seeks to publish national data on what is making a lasting difference in Education."
Dr. Angela Long and Kristen Hadeed with Brother Greg Cohen

Brother Kristen Hadeed:
"Kristen Hadeed is a visionary for not only women, but all college students at the University of Florida and around the world. She began her company Student Maid at the age of 21 by herself while still in college. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance, Kristen developed her company into what it is today, employing over 350 college students with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Student Maid has donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars in services to local charities and employees and contributed over 5,000 hours of community service. For her accomplishments, Kristen was selected as one of Gainesville’s Most Interesting People in 2012, featured on ABC for entrepreneurial endeavors and awarded Leading Women’s Enterprise in both 2010 and 2011 by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Through this, our chapter has built a powerful connection with Kristen that echoes into the community. Kristen donates time and effort to over 30 community organizations, empowers students to become business leaders and strives to make a different in the world. For these reasons, we believe that Kristen would be an incredible candidate for honorary membership."

Brother Steven Johnson after his initiation ceremony.
Brother Steven Johnson: 
"Steve Johnson is a multimedia journalist and adjunct lecturer at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Specializing in backpack journalism, Johnson has worked some of the largest stories in the past decade including the 2012 London Olympics, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and a multitude of NCAA national championships. After receiving his bachelor of science in journalism from UF, he joined the staff at the College to develop his skills as a multimedia storyteller and lecturer. His work has been featured online and in newspapers and magazines throughout the world for some the largest news organizations including The New York Times, Reuters, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, The European Pressphoto Agency and The Miami Herald, and he speaks to more than 5,000 aspiring journalists and communications specialists a year. He continues to focus on better ways to tell a story through visuals while lecturing throughout the country hoping to inspire the next generation of great storytellers."

Contributing writers: Brother Greg Cohen and Brother Leanna Scachetti

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall Rush Week 2013

Welcome back to the Swamp, Gators!

Fall semester is already upon us and the Brothers of the Alpha Phi chapter of AKPsi are ready to begin Rush Week for the Fall of 2013!

All potential pledges are encouraged to attend as many events as they can throughout the week. The events are spread out in different locations at different times to accommodate schedules and classes. The Brothers are excited to meet all of the new Rushees and Potential Pledges! Be sure to look out for us very soon as we begin tabling near the Warrington College of Business Administration.

The schedule is listed below. Be sure to "Like" our Rush facebook page where you will receive updates with all the latest Rush information.

UF AKPsi Rush Fall 2013 Facebook PAge

Here is it - the Rush Events schedule!

**NOTE: All potential pledges are required to attend at least ONE of the events marked with an asterisk!

Tuesday 9/10 5pm-7pm: Meet and Greet, Beaty Towers TV Room

**Wednesday 9/11 7pm-9pm: Business Smoker, Grand Ballroom ** (Attire is business casual)

**Thursday 9/12 6pm-8pm: Internship/Study Abroad Panel, Arredondo Cafe**

Friday 9/13 6pm-8pm: Chips and Queso, Tijuana Flats

Saturday 9/14 5pm-7pm: BBQ, TBA

Sunday 9/15: Inductions, TBA

Hope to see you all there!