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100 years of success for Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity is celebrating 100 years at the University of Oregon.

To celebrate its success, AKPsi hosted a three-day event with 145 alumni and current members from May 1-3.

Samantha Twardoch, former president and recent graduate of AKPsi, said that many alumni made it to the event including a member from 1985. In addition, the national fraternity chairman of the board Dan Stublefield was in attendance. Stublefield made the journey all the way from Minneapolis.

Current senior member Collin Samples said the planning for this event has been going on for about three years now. In order to pay for the event, the fraternity has raised over $7,500 in order to provide members and alumni an affordable weekend of fun.

The weekend included: a Spencer Butte hike at sunset, where members released Chinese lanterns, a barbeque, morning golf on May 9, a spring game tailgate, brewery tours at Ninkasi or Hop Valley Brewery and wine tasting hosted by Sweet Cheeks Winery. The main event on May 9 was a formal cocktail dinner with speakers and capsule writing.

The entire weekend was meant to celebrate the longevity of the chapter and not worry about work or networking. Samples said that only a handful of chapters in the nation have been on a campus for 100 consecutive years, so they are very proud of this accomplishment.

Current president Sara Chrisman said that she was most excited to see what everyone had accomplished since they left the fraternity.

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Lauren Garetto

Lauren Garetto