Professional fraternity awarded for spirit, high attendance at conference

April 22, 2016 | News, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Lindsay Mahaney

They’ve got spirit, yes they do — and they took home an award to prove it.

The University of Toledo’s Alpha Kappa Psi showed its spirit at the annual regional Principled Business Leadership Institute conference in Chicago in February taking home two awards: Most Attendance and Most Spirited Chapter.

“We’re very proud of ourselves,” said Alysa Malcolm, the organization’s president. “We bring a lot of energy and passion with everything we do, and it was great to be able to show that at the conference.”

The conference was a two-day experience that 58 members, including Malcolm, attended — nearly doubling the previous year’s attendance. Two small groups from the chapter also participated in the conference’s Case Study Competition. One group received an honorary mention prize.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed professional business fraternity that promotes education and professional development. The UT Gamma Eta chapter participates in community and campus events to develop both business and personal skills.

“We do a lot to develop not only the skill you need before you get the job — resumé and interview skills — but how to act after you have the job,” said Kaylan Patterson, the organization’s audit chair.

The fraternity accepts new members once a semester, and it is always looking for new people. If interested in joining, individuals should contact Malcolm at

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