*The deadline for the PFA award submissions is this Friday, April 27*.
Please finish up your applications and submit them *electronically* to me
at (*rkwilh...@gmail.com*). Like I said before, we have done well to grab
some of these awards in the past, and I hope to have a repeat performance
again this year! We are blessed to have a large, proud, and active
brotherhood, and receiving these awards really reflects positively on our
fraternity and shows off the awesomeness that is Kappa Psi to the rest of
the world! If you haven't started filling out an application yet, there is
still time for you to get it done. I would rather have too many
applications to submit than not enough. I am attaching my original email
below that explains each award and the history of the PFA. Please feel free
to contact me if you have any questions!
Proud to be your brother,
For those of you that I haven't met yet, my name is Rick Wilhoit and I am
your Public Relations Committee Chairperson.
Do you know of any outstanding brothers who have gone above-and-beyond in
their commitment to our brotherhood?
Has our fraternity implemented a professional project or program of merit?
Has your chapter done any outstanding community service projects?
Does your Kappa Psi faculty advisor have an exemplary relationship with the
Is there an **active brother who deserves recognition for nationally or
internationally renowned career achievements? *
These are questions we should all be considering! I imagine many of you
answered yes to at least some of these questions, and if so, I highly
encourage you to nominate that brother or chapter for a *Professional
Fraternity Association (PFA) award*! We have done well to grab some of
these awards in the past, and I hope to have a repeat performance again
this year! We are blessed to have a large, proud, and active brotherhood,
and receiving these awards really reflects positively on our fraternity and
shows off the awesomeness that is Kappa Psi to the rest of the world!
****Last year Brother Eric Gupta received the Outstanding Volunteer of the
Year Award, and Epsilon Gamma received the Outstanding Professional Program
There is plenty of time to get these award applications together, and I
will be sending out reminders as we approach the nomination deadline. The
application packets need to be completed and submitted *electronically* to
me (*rkwilh...@gmail.com*) by *April 27, 2012.* Please follow the
application instructions exactly as described to be considered for an
award. The nominations will be reviewed by the PR committee, the Executive
Director, and the Grand Regent, and then we will submit them to the PFA by
their required deadline.
I am posting below a description of each award, the appropriate links, and
some more information on the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA). If
you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will get back to
you as soon as possible!
Proud to be your brother,
Rick Wilhoit, PharmD
Public Relations Chairperson
*Description of awards and the link for the applications...*
Outstanding Professional Program-*
Recognizes a PFA member fraternity for the administration of a meritorious
professional program or project. The program or project may be
or individual chapter focused.
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award-*
Honors an individual member of a PFA member group deserving of recognition
for exceptional service or extraordinary commitment to the fraternity or
during the preceding year.
Outstanding Community Service-*
Recognizes a PFA member group CHAPTER that has dedicated personal and
financial support for the betterment of that chapterís community.
Faculty Advisor Award of Excellence-*
Recognizes a current faculty advisor, for a campus affiliated chapter of a
member organization, who has achieved an exemplary relationship with the
students. The award recipient must agree to address the current yearís
*Career Achievement Award-*
Honors a distinguished full member of the fraternity, in good standing, and
participating actively on a regular or continuing basis. The nominee
typically is of
national or international renown, and actively engaged in the fraternityís
The award recipient must agree to attend and address the current yearís
*The applications on the website are the acrobat (PDF) versions. If you
need an MS Word version of a form, please contact the PFA Headquarters at
About the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA)...*
The Professional Fraternity Association was created in 1978 via the merger
of the Professional Interfraternity Conference and Professional Panhellenic
Association. The PIC (professional menís fraternities) and PPA
(professional womenís sororities) were each founded in the 1920ís.
Membership in PFA is by fraternal organization and associated businesses.
Business members are referred to as Associate Members.
Supports professional fraternity and sorority member groups to preserve
high standards on campus and in professional practice
Maintains about 30 fraternal member groups and about 40 associate members
Represents over 100,000 undergraduate and graduate students on over 1,000
college campuses across the nation
Has a combined economic impact of tens of millions of dollars annually
Operate related charitable (501c3) organizations to more fully serve the
scholastic, leadership, professional development, and charitble goals and
mission of the fraternal organizations
Membersí groups have initiated 2.5 million members in professional fields
such as agriculture, business, engineering, law, medicine, music, nursing,
pharmacy, and more
The oldest PFA member was founded in 1869, and most have celebrated their
Rick Wilhoit, PharmD