Alpha Phi Omega Wins National Award

The Truman State University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) received the Chapter of Excellence Award at the coed service fraternity’s national convention.

The local APO chapter sent 35 of its members to Louisville, Ky., for the convention during the week of Dec. 26. There, the chapter was recognized for its excellence in leadership, friendship and service, the fraternity’s three cardinal principles. This award was given to only 21 of more than 200 APO chapters in attendance.

2007 marks the 80th year that Alpha Phi Omega, Epsilon Chapter, has been on Truman’s campus. During this time, the fraternity has completed many service projects on campus as well as throughout the Kirksville community.

The group has an extensive volunteer résumé. They sponsored the first American Red Cross blood drive on campus in 1941 and the first Big Event day of service in 2001. Currently Alpha Phi Omega members regularly play “Uno” with residents of Twin Pines Nursing Home, tutor after school at Ray Miller Elementary School and complete thousands of additional hours of service.

The organization’s spring rush begins at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in Violette Hall 1010.
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