The Iota Zeta chapter of Order of Omega at the University of Central Arkansas is proud to announce two scholarship recipients. John Patterson (pictured right), a member of Beta Upsilon Chi, has received the Parker F. Enright scholarship in the amount of $750. Jacob Wickliffe (left), a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, received the Patrick W. Halloran scholarship in the amount of $500. These scholarships are given to students with outstanding achievements in their organizations/councils, communities, and classroom.
John is a junior from Jonesboro, Arkansas and majors in Biology/Pre-Med. He is the President of Independent Greek Council, a member of the President’s Leadership Fellows, a UCA Presidential Scholar and currently conducts undergraduate biology research. In the past, he has been a member of IDEAL Freshman Leadership team, Student Government Association, and Student Orientation Staff.
Jacob is a junior from North Little Rock, Arkansas majoring in Business Management with an emphasis in supply chains. Currently, Jacob serves as the President of UCA’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and as Vice President of Public Relations for UCA’s spirit organization, The Bear Den. In the past, Jacob has served as both Executive Vice President of Recruitment and the Balanced Man Banquet/Scholarship Director within Sigma Phi Epsilon. He has also been a member of Student Orientation Staff, Student Government Association, and the Debate Club. During the spring semester of 2013, he was awarded the title of Greek Rookie of the Year.
Order of Omega is an honor society for men and women within the Greek community that show exemplary service to their organizations, council, and university. They are recognized for their service, inter-fraternity activities, and academic achievement. These men and women are part of the top three percent of the fraternity/sorority community on UCA’s campus. The Iota Zeta chapter was rechartered in spring 2014 and currently boasts 58 active members from all fraternity/sorority councils at UCA. Order of Omega plans to induct 15 more in during the spring 2015 semester. Applications are available now through February 20, 2015. Any sorority or fraternity member can apply that has a 3.0 or greater GPA, is an active member in their organization, and has completed at least 60 credit hours.
Story submitted by: Jaclyn Austin, Iota Zeta Chapter Advisor