Pi Kappa Phi congratulates Theta Kappa (Baylor) alumnus Eddie Labid as a recent recipient of the Order of Omega’s Outstanding Advisor Award. The award was presented to Labid during AFLV-Central’s annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana in January.
Labid was recognized with the Outstanding Advisor Award for his role in guiding the Order of Omega Chapter at the University of South Florida, and is just one of four people to receive this award out of more than 575 chapters nationwide.
The following is the full transcription for the presentation of the Outstanding Advisor Award at AFLV-Central in January:
Order of Omega has been recognizing outstanding leadership, academic achievement and service among fraternity and sorority men and women for over 60 years. This award was established in 2014 to acknowledge the dedication and leadership of the professional staff who work closely with our individual chapters, fraternity and sorority community and our national organization. Our 575+ chapters are divided into 4 regions and one individual has been selected in each region for this award.
The 2019 Outstanding Professional award recognizes a campus-based professional that has served the Fraternal Movement and been a mentor to his students, Fraternity/Sorority community and Order of Omega.
Our recipient has helped guide a fledgling chapter by giving the members and officers a sense of mission and purpose. The advisor helped his chapter increase their membership numbers, participation, campus presence, and overall engagement – something the chapter had been needing for a long while.
This advisor gave his chapter leadership the autonomy to grow but his guidance and presence were always there for them. His implementation of a solid set of internal operations procedures helped the chapter put together a successful canned food drive for the Thanksgiving holidays. In addition, this advisor helped to facilitate cross-Greek Council educational study sessions and mixers so that multicultural councils and IFC and Panhellenic were better integrated and got to know one another.
Said a nominator: “During his time with our chapter, I have seen our numbers increase exponentially, but more importantly, I have seen the engagement of our members increase. In my 3 years at my school, under this advisor’s guidance, I have seen the chapter experience more growth than ever before. His advising style and dedication to our chapter has really cemented member development and membership education, too.”
Order of Omega is pleased to present Eddie Labid from the University of South Florida with a check for $1,000.00 and our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all that he does for Order of Omega and the students that he mentors daily.