Leaders within the Greek community at William Woods University recently were initiated into the Order of Omega, a Greek honor society that recognizes students who have attained a high standard of leadership in sorority and fraternity activities.
Members are rewarded for their achievement and encouraged to continue, while inspiring others to strive for similar attainment. They serve the role of molding the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate affairs.
To be eligible for Order of Omega, students must be juniors or seniors, with a grade-point average at or above the all-Greek average.
Order of Omega members promote Greek service projects on campus and in the Fulton community, and recognize outstanding Greeks at an awards ceremony.
New initiates are: Megan Andrews of Valley Center, California; Ashley Bauer of Warrenton, Missouri; Hayley Bowler of St. Charles, Missouri; Kimberly Dreher of Columbia, Missouri; Shelby Hammel of Green Valley, Illinois; Andrew Housewright of St. Louis, Missouri; Alaina Leverenz of Centralia, Missouri; Kiersten Lockman of Kannapolis, North Carolina; Alyssa McManus of Belleville, Illinois; Jordan McNamara of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Benjamin Struemph of Jefferson City, Missouri; Kelly Suntrup of St. Louis, Missouri; Melissa Vandersteen of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Samantha Welcher of Wentzville, Missouri; and Melissa-Diane Williams of St. Louis, Missouri.
Brandy Reagan, a junior from Montgomery City, Missouri, and a member of Alpha Chi Omega, is president of Order of Omega.
“An honorary society that allows Greeks to continue to work together, no matter their chapter affiliation, toward creating values and helping the campus maintain a prestigious Greek community,” Reagan said.
She explained that it is important to bring together student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities to work effectively with faculty and alumni to set positive examples and solidify excellence.
“Order of Omega is an honor,” Reagan said, “because only 3 percent of the total Greek population can be invited for induction each year. Those accepted into the organization are chosen based on their campus and community involvement, how they have benefited the overall Greek community, and how these individuals have maintained a grade-point average above the all-campus Greek average.”
The adviser for Order of Omega is Lacey Sweeten Randall.