By Kahluna Bouchard – We have a lot of great programs on the hill, but the Alpha Phi Omega Chapter is not part of them. Well, that is about to change because The Nonprofit Leadership Association is restarting the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Chapter here at William Jewell in the coming year.
APO is a service organization and the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States. It has been around since 1925 and has more than 470, 000 members, spanning across 375 campuses. The mission of this organization is service, friendship and leadership.
“We are still in the midst of getting this Chapter up and going and will most likely be installed next semester,” stated Mikaela Papageorgiou, the current President of NLA. The idea to restart this chapter came from past presidents of NLA, Blair Sundhausen and Erin Cook, after touring APO in Kansas City for Nonprofit Shadow Day. Sundhausen and Cook believe a program like Alpha Phi Omega belongs at Jewell, a very service-based community. We have a lot of great leaders on the hill and this program would open up more opportunities for our students to create a larger impact.
For students who are looking to make a difference in the community, this is a good program to get involved in. By joining this program, you will learn how to be a leader and how to better serve the community.