Good Afternoon Brothers,

We just want to thank all the brothers who attended National Conference in Milwaukee. We also want to thank the planning committee, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, and the AZ Chapter for their hardwork, dedication, and execution of this past weekend.

For those who didn’t attend, this year’s conference had a new, vibrant, and detailed look. Events such as the Omega Ceremony received its proper impact with brothers giving emotional testimonies on behalf of our fallen brothers. In addition, our partners such as City Year, Teach For America, and Geico all made their presence known at #ODPhi2013. Unconventional to previous conferences, the undergraduates got some exercise with the “Art of Stepping” workshop led by Jessica Remo.

National Conference was also the time to congratulate our brothers and entities for all they accomplished. Here’s a list of awards given at the banquet on Saturday:

Entities Awarded Chapter Status:
Eastern Washington University, Beta Gamma Chapter
University of Nevada-Reno, Beta Delta Chapter
Texas Christian University, Beta Epsilon Chapter
University of Utah, Beta Zeta Chapter

Knights of The Round Table:
Jose Lazala (North Texas Region)
Zach Dominguez (Central Region)
Armando Prado (Central Texas Region)
Kyle Thomas (Midwest Region)
Juan Cardenas (Pacific Region)
Chris Navan (Northwest Region)
Jorge Zendejas (Southwest Region)
Roman Quintana (East Coast Region)
Rodrick McGrew (East Texas Region)

Scholarship Awards:
Carlos E. Contreas Award ($500) Michael Belmonte,Northwestern, Alpha Alpha Chapter
Men of Vision Scholarship ($500) Jesus Meza, University of Texas, Chi Chapter
DFW Untouchable Knight Scholarship ($1000) Raymond Perez, University of Texas, Chi Chapter

Academic Excellence:
Universty of Texas at El Paso, Beta Chapter (Fall 2012)
Texas A&M University at Sat Colony (Spring 2013)

Philanthropic Excellence:
University of Texas, Chi Chapter

Delta Award:
University of Oklahoma, Xi Chapter

Region Of Year:
Southwest Region

Most Improved Entity:
New Mexico State University, Kappa Chapter

Too Hype Award:
University of Utah, Beta Zeta Chapter

ODPhi Appreciation Awards:
Jennifer Villareal
Paula Parras Macon

Regional Director of the Year
Guillermo Morales, Central Region

National Director of the Year
Lateef Ipaye, Director of Marketing

Entity of the Year
Universty of New Mexico, Alpha Eta Chapter

Once again we would like to thank everyone who attended #ODPhi2013 in Milwaukee.
Be on lookout for a video recap of #ODPhi2013 and the National Recruitment video coming in Mid August.
We will be having NUC Conference (#NUC2014) at Gamma Chapter, University of Arizona in Tuscon during
MLK Weekend. Enjoy your day.

Best Regards,

Lateef Ipaye
Director of Marketing
Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc.
Omega Ceremony

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