Clubs & Organizations
APO Celebrates 50 Years
Alpha Phi Omega fraternity celebrates anniversary, hosts regional chapters.
In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, MMA’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter, Phi Epsilon, hosted this year’s annual regional chapter leadership conference, Conclave, on March 29-30. In typical MMA fashion, it was lauded by participants as one of the best Conclave conferences held in the region.
Projects the MMA Chapter currently coordinates include Red Cross Blood Drives, the Boy Scout Klondike Derby, Girl Scout GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science), helping elderly community citizens, working to support the needs of the Castine community, and more. This spring will be the 49th Annual Klondike Derby held on MMA’s campus.
The national headquarters reports MMA has 462 APO alumni members. Many had the pleasure of knowing Phyllis Tenney, the founder of the campus APO chapter. “Mrs. T” personified the values of APO as a dedicated advisor for more than 40 years, creating the MMA “Dining In” etiquette program and participating in 25 training cruises as Social Director.
Because of her distinguished volunteerism, the national APO fraternity created the Phyllis Churchill Tenney Excellence in Advising Award, presented annually to recognize exemplary service of a chapter advisor over a substantial period of time.
Alpha Phi Omega is the most omnipresent co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States. More than 470,000 members on some 360 campuses provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.█