This year’s Senior Banquet, hosted by Jamie Encarnacion, ’16, included a farewell message to the graduates by WCC John Conty, a message to the Chapter by graduate Kevin Chan, and the presentation of three Senior Awards by Jim Santa, Chair of the Fundraising and Stewardship Committee. (more information on individual scholarship information can be found under the Scholarships tab)
The MAX Scholarship $500
2019 Recipient: Dr. Kristen Lau
The Rick Friedmann Memorial Senior Achievement Scholarship $500
2019 Recipient: Dr. Mitchell Kozono
The Ivan W. Rowland Memorial Outstanding Senior Scholarship $1,000
2019 Recipient: Dr. Kevin Chan
The Helen Rowland/Phi Delta Chi Memorial Scholarship $500
2019 Recipient: Dr. Brandon Nguyen Le
Read Brandon’s thank you note here
Below are the pledge amounts from our newest alumni. Thank you for your continued contributions!
Kevin Chan $1500
Katrina Cheng $1000
Michelle Chinn $1000
Danielle Gladstone $1000
Dan Ho $2500
Mitchell Kozono $1000
Kristen Lau $1000
Kevin Miller $2500
Kevin Nguyen $1000
Janet Nhan $1000
Joseph Rosales $1000
Navpreet Kaur Samra $1000
Andrew Su $1000
Tia Tang $1000
Catherine Trinh $1000
The Alpha Psi Foundation’s Actives Leadership Sub-Committee (Logan Brodnansky,’17; Michelle Ito,’17; and Gabrielle Reyes,’17) facilitated the yearly Leadership 101 Workshop for the current candidate class. The four-hour workshop included topics covering both individual and team leadership through modules with a major focus in group-based discussions.
By designing a workshop that provided more interaction, the class was able to better understand their fellow candidates’ strengths and thought processes. Candidates fully participated in the group discussions to optimize their learning opportunities.
Additions to this year’s workshop included involvement of active brothers and updated workshop content. Second-year pharmacy brothers were recruited to help facilitate select modules and discussions. The brothers that were chosen were a diverse group of leaders both within the Alpha Psi chapter and the School of Pharmacy. Updated leadership modules were selected based on activities the subcommittee wanted the candidates to be able to apply during the candidacy period and to their daily lives.
One of the most liked modules was a new section called “Strengths” where candidates were asked to identify strengths for themselves as well as their fellow candidates. Using the responses, candidates discussed how they are able to leverage their strengths and reflect on areas of improvement. One candidate commented, “I liked learning more about my personality and strengths so I can be a better collaborator with my class.”
The overall satisfaction and rated value of the workshop during the candidacy period was 4.48/5. “I appreciate that the alumni came back to share their experiences and facilitate the leadership workshop. I hope to one day we’ll do the same!,” reflected one candidate. Using the feedback from Leadership 101, the Actives Leadership Sub-Committee looks forward to preparing for the next workshop, Leadership 102, for the active brothers in the Fall.
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