Alpha Phi Omega Section 94

Maine | New Hampshire | Vermont

In the News

If your chapter has been in the news or just done something you'd like to share, send us the info, file, or a link to share with the rest of the section. We want to know about the good things you are doing! Email Lisa at section.94.chair@apo.org

Awards & Recognition

2015 Awards: 

   2015 Section 94 Friend of the Year - Alicia Gusan - Alpha Gamma Eta - University of Vermont

   2015 Section 94 Leader of the Year - Laura Felone - Alpha Gamma Eta - University of Vermont

2014 Awards:

   2014 John Mack Scholarship - Vivian Pham - Theta Zeta

   2013-2014 National Youth Service Grant -  Alpha Gamma Pi - UMaine at Farmington

   Section 94 National Convention Grant - Colleen Kelly - Theta Zeta

   Section 94 National Convention Grant - Haley Eckert - Phi Epsilon 

   H. Roe Bartle Award - Alpha Gamma Pi - UMaine at Farmington

   H. Roe Bartle Award - Theta Zeta - University of New Hampshire

   Most Improved Chapter -Alpha Gamma Eta - University of Vermont

   Section 94 Leader of the Year - Patricia Akrivoulis - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

   Section 94 Friend of the Year - Colleen Kelly - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

   Section 94 Service Program of the Year - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

2013 Awards:

   Joe Scanlon National Certificate of Merit - Maine Maritime Academy

   Joe Scanlon National Certificate of Merit - University of New Hampshire

   Joe Scanlon National Certificate of Merit - St. Anselm's College

   Chapter Distinguished Service Key - Brianna Peters - Alpha Gamma Pi/UMaine at Farmington

   Chapter Distinguished Service Key - Nate Falkenberg - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

   Section 94 Distinguished Service Key - Ashlee Iber - Theta Zeta Alumna

   Chapter Distinguished Service Key - Patrick Worcester - Alpha Zeta Zeta/Husson

   Chapter Distinguished Service Key - Sarah Hudson - Phi Epsilon/Maine Maritime Academy

   Most Improved Chapter - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

   Section 94 Leader of the Year - Brianna Peters - Alpha Gamma Pi/UMaine Farmington

   Section 94 Friend of the Year - Samantha Hall - Alpha Gamma Pi/UMaine Farmington

   Section 94 Service Program of the Year - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

   Section 94 Chapter of the Year - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

2012 Awards:

    John Mack Scholarship - Jordan Ciaraldi - Theta Zeta/University of New Hampshire

    University of Vermont - Joe Scanlon National Certificate of Merit

    University of New Hampshire - Joe Scanlon National Certificate of Merit

    Maine Maritime Academy - Joe Scanlon National Certificate of Merit

2011 Awards:

     Robert J Hilliard Award of Dedication - Katherine Kent- Alpha Gamma Pi/UMaine Farmington

     Pledge Program of Excellence (Diamond Level) - Alpha Gamma Eta/University of Vermont

 

Section Grants

At the 2014 Spring Conclave at UNH, the chapters of Section 94 voted on their 2014-2015 budget. This includes two grants to be awarded to active brothers, to be used for registration to various National Fraternity events. 

This year we will be awarding one Membership Academy/University Scholarship and one National Convention Grant. The applications for these are included below. Please download the .pdf and return to your Section Chair. Applications may be submitted in writing or electronically. Contact Section.94.Chair@apo.org for mailing information.

Membership Academy and Membership University:

The nearest Membership Academy will be held in Portsmouth, NH from July 10-12, 2015.

The nearest Membership University (75+ Brothers in your Chapter) will be held in South Brunswick, NJ from July 17-19, 2015.

This grant covers the $35 registration cost which includes the course and the hotel. Brothers are responsible for travel arrangements.

Applications must be submitted by April 15th and winners will be announced on or before May 1st.

Click here for the application

Section 94 Awards

In addition to the awards distributed by the National Fraternity and Region 1, we love to recognize our brothers for the amazing work that they do on a regular basis. Section 94 is pleased to offer a number of awards to our brothers and our chapters.

 

 

Most Improved Chapter

The Most Improved Chapter award is presented to the Chapter that has made the greatest strides in improvement in the last year.
Nominations for this award should describe in detail how this Chapter has improved, based on the three Cardinal Principles and include details on the following criteria and any other improvements that they have obtained:
• Significant increase in membership (include numbers, if possible);
• Significant increase in membership retention &/or activation rate;
• Achievement and/or increased criteria towards a National Chapters of Excellence Award;
• Improvement in quality and quantity of service projects;
• Increased involvement in Sectional, Regional, &/or National events.

 

Friend of the Year

The Friend of the Year award is presented to an active brother who made the most significant contribution toward the Cardinal Principle of Friendship.
Nominations for this award should describe the Brother's effort at making friends and welcoming new members and include details on the following criteria and other information:
• Openly welcomes new members;
• Socializes with all Brothers (is not exclusive) and has a genuine interest in maintaining friendships;
• Puts forth an effort to meet previously unknown Brothers from other Chapters;
• How long this brother has been in APO, including pledging.

 

Leader of the Year

The Leader of the Year award is presented to an active brother who made the most significant contribution toward the Cardinal Principle of Leadership.
Nominations for this award should describe the Brother’s efforts at being a leader and include details on the following criteria and other information about his/her leadership roles:
• Examples of leadership, including positions and length if applicable, within Alpha Phi Omega including during pledging
• Examples of leadership, including positions and length if applicable, outside of Alpha Phi Omega(group names may be withheld)
• Helps get others involved (both within and outside of Alpha Phi Omega) so they can learn to become leaders;
• Service on committees or as a voting delegate at the Sectional, Regional, or National level;
• The Brother’s service on chapter committees and as a supporting member of the chapter in general.

 

Service Program of the Year:

The Service Program of the Year award is presented to the chapter who made the most significant contribution toward the Cardinal Principle of Service.
Nominations for this award should describe the chapter’s efforts at developing a well-rounded program of service and include details on the following criteria and any other notable contributions that they have made to the Cardinal Principle of Service.
1. The Chapter has conducted at least one project in each of the four areas of service:

  • Chapter - to the members of the fraternity;
  • Campus - to the student body and faculty;
  • Community - to the community as a whole;
  • Country - to the nation as participating citizens;

2. The chapter has participated in National Service Week and has reported their project to the National Office.
3. The chapter has participated in Spring Youth Service Day and has reported their project to the National Office.
4. The chapter has conducted at least one project related to the National Program of emphasis.
5. Incorporation of alumni or brothers of other chapters in service opportunities
6. The percentage of active participation in the chapter's service program is considered in the selection.

Chapter of the Year

The Chapter of the Year award is meant to showcase the extra efforts put forth by a chapter in the fields of the three Cardinal Principles, the four areas of service, within the local chapter, as well as their interaction with the Fraternity as a whole. The chapter receiving this award should exemplify everything that it means to be a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega.

Nominations for this award should describe in detail the program of the Chapter in regards to the three Cardinal Principles. Explain activities and communications with other Chapters in the Section, and also include the number of actives/pledges in the Chapter and average attendance at meetings/projects. The following criteria and examples of other outstanding aspects of the chapter should be included in the nomination:
• Involvement with other Chapters, especially but not necessarily solely those within Section 94;
• Methods of communication utilized by the chapter to communicate with other chapters;
• Involvement at Sectional, Regional, and/or National events;
• Programs exemplifying the three Cardinal Principles;
• A high percentage of attendance at Chapter event.

 

Sectional Distinguished Service Key

The Sectional Distinguished Service Key is awarded to an individual or individuals who has/have given outstanding service at the Sectional level. Take careful consideration in preparing the nomination, as the Distinguished Service Key is one of the highest awards an Alpha Phi Omega member can receive. This award may be presented to an active brother or an alumni brother. This Brother should fulfill the three Cardinal Principles as a member of Alpha Phi Omega.

A nominee for this award requires a three-fourths vote (3/4) to receive the award.

Nominations for this award should describe how this Brother has exemplified the three Cardinal Principles and include details on the following criteria and other information:
·         Distinguished service on a sectional basis; that is, making an outstanding and unique contribution to the welfare of the entire section.
·         Exemplifying and furthering in demonstrable ways the principles of leadership, friendship, and service.
·         Making a sustained contribution in a leadership role over a period of time.
·         Overall commitment to the success of the chapters in the section
·         Reliability and availability
·         Quality and quantity of service;
·         Enthusiasm for all section events
·         Unselfish giving of time, service, and resources
·         Outstanding differences made in the Section
·         Past and present efforts and accomplishments for a consistent period (at least one academic year)
·         How long this Brother has been in Alpha Phi Omega, including pledging.

Any questions about the awards available in Section 94 should be directed to Jaime Patel, Awards Coordinator.