The Northwest Region of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. gathered this past weekend in Pullman, WA for their annual Regional Conference. The Upsilon Chapter at Washington State University was on hand as hosts of the event. Lambda Chapter at the University of Washington, Upsilon Chapter at Washington State University, Alpha Theta Chapter at Oregon State University, Beta Gamma Chapter at Eastern Washington University, Beta Kappa Chapter at Western Oregon University, Beta Lambda Chapter at the University of Idaho, Beta Xi Chapter at Heritage University, and the Portland State University Colony were all in attendance.

Tony Pagliocco, National President, was on hand to present the State of Fraternity Affairs to the undergraduate membership of the Northwest Region. The weekend long conference was hosted by the Upsilon Chapter and Regional Director Gabriel Hernandez spearheaded the planning alongside the undergraduates at Washington State.

Neophyte Isaac Castaneda, activated last spring, was involved in the coordinating of the conference. He said that it was a learning experience to act accordingly and in a timely manner went taking on certain setbacks or when things didn’t go exactly as envisioned.

Alpha Nu alumnus Mario Enriquez served as the keynote speaker during the awards banquet, Enriquez was activated at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where he served in numerous leadership positions at the chapter. He would then go on to work for the National Council of La Raza and then return to school at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, his dream school.

Enriquez’s story of perseverance, hard work, and dedication, in fraternity life, in one’s personal life, and in one’s professional and educational life, resonated with the undergraduates. Enriquez was activated in the Spring of 200