Congratulations to Kellie, Zaira, and Chris for being Actives of the Week 2/26! They did awesome with Graffiti Park Clean Up, and had a really good turn out!
Kellie is a third year, majoring in psychology and sociology. Her favorite thing about APO is the fact that there are always things to do, or people who are always willing to hang out. Zaira is a third year psych major, and her favorite thing about APO is the people and how they have helped her grow and become a better person. Chris is a third year, biology major with psych minor, and what he loves about APO is all the new people he got to meet and be friends with. It makes UT feel a lot smaller and more like a family to him.
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Congrats to Evan for earning Service Shovel of the Week!
Evan is a freshman accounting major who won the shovel for pulling 5 shopping carts and a chainsaw out of Waller creek during the creek clean up! What Evan loves about APO the most is how surprising it is to him how he can feel connected to each individual in this organization, despite APO being such a large group. Fun Fact: Evan also loves pugs.
She is a senior petroleum engineering major, and our longest current active! She did a lot of work for Merit Badge University as Registration Coordinator. Her favorite thing about APO is the Flag because it is awesome to be a part of Game days here at UT.
Claps for Melody!
Congratulations to this week’s pledge of the week, Alex Clayborn!
Alex is a first-year undecided student. However, he is interested in Architecture . His favorite memory from APO is MBU and MBU overnight. He is pledge of the week for being extremely active in service this past week and for his impact while cleaning up at the Creek!
Congrats to this week’s pledge of the week, Haley Tilley!
Haley is a second year Korean major and her favorite memory is going to pledge retreat, staying up until 5 in the morning, and meeting loads of new people. She is pledge of the week because she is super helpful with the pledges and was a great asset at MBU!
Congratulations to this week’s Officer of the Week, Andrew Thompson!
Andrew, our Merit Badge University Director, received Officer of the Week after orchestrating a hugely successful MBU, as well as several preparatory events in the week leading up to it. Andrew is a junior majoring in Exercise Science with a Business Foundations Certificate and a Pre-Allied Health Certificate. His favorite thing about APO is his personal opportunity to be a leader, as well as the opportunity APO provides to learn more about leadership and improve leadership skills.
Congratulations to this week’s Officers of the Week, Jessica Dai and Samuel Garcia, our Fundraising Co-Chairs!
Jessica and Samuel received Officer of the Week after several highly successful fundraisers, including Valentine’s Day Candy Grams and kicking of the Grilled Cheese Fundraiser. Jessica is a third-year International Relations and Global Studies Major. Her favorite thing about APO is all the people she’s grown close with, and all her ‘friends on deck.’ Samuel is a first-year student who is currently undeclared, but hopes to go into Communications. His favorite thing about APO is being a part of something bigger than himself and having a family.
Congrats to Rachel West for being Active of the Week 2/19!
Rachel is a first-year biology major, who likes to go sailing in her free time. She got Active of the Week for being first in leadership, and she also works behind-the-scenes in a couple of committees. Rachel loves APO because of all of the friendship and opportunities its given her.
Congrats to Farwa Hassan for receiving Pledge of the Week!
Farwa is currently a first year student studying Economics. Farwa received Pledge of the Week because she went outside of her comfort zone by initiating games and making an effort to learn everyone’s name at pledge retreat. Her favorite APO memory is pledge retreat because she got to meet so many awesome people.
Congratulations to this week’s Officers of the Week, Brian Ellis and Sarah Bayless!
Brian and Sarah served as Recruitment Co-Chairs and received Officers of the Week for completing a recruitment season that brought in over 100 pledges! Brian is a third-year computer science and music double major. His favorite thing about APO is the opportunities it provides to foster leadership skills and the encouragement for people to grow outside of their comfort zone. Sarah is a senior and is majoring in microbiology. She has a deep love for being a part of APO’s flag tradition.