Forty-Two Fraters Graduate The 2023 William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy
The William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy graduated forty-two Fraters last weekend (June 8-10). Volunteers from around the TKE Nation participated in presentations, asked questions, learned trends within the Fraternal world, grew their leadership skills, and networked during their time at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. Named for Frater William V. Muse (Epsilon-Upsilon, Northwestern State University), esteemed Frater and former President of Auburn University, the AVA focuses on alumni skill development. The program champions the "Fraternity for Life" motto, as it challenges attendees to not only drive TKE chapters to excellence, but to evolve engagement and participation of our alumni Fraters that number over 240,000 around the world.
Director of Fraternal Services Frater Mike Peck (Upsilon-Delta, Saginaw Valley State) said, "Getting the opportunity to spend two days collaborating with our key leaders was not only tremendously impactful, but is going to be critical as we continue to advance our mission. Ensuring the Professional Staff and our Volunteers are aligned will not only enhance the experience of our members, but allow us to work together, as one team, creating championship chapters."
The curriculum encompassed a variety of topics such as facilitation skills, elevating the standards and expectations within the Fraternity, utilizing online resources at tke.org and edu.tke.org, service and philanthropic partnerships in TKE, and cultivating an effective relationship with campus professionals.
"Our TKE alumni volunteers are critical to maintaining, enhancing and growing the performance and experience of our collegiate chapters," said TKE CEO Frater Donald E. Aldrich (Rho-Upsilon, Franklin). "The Alumni Volunteer Academy was an outstanding opportunity to deepen relationships, educate and plan for the next year alongside our dedicated and talented alumni leaders."
The AVA aims to cultivate and develop emerging alumni leaders within the Fraternity. The multi-faceted training program allows participants to learn from presenters and their peers in how they can effectively impact excellence in the chapters they serve.
Frater Muse once said, "There is nothing on a university campus that presents as significant an opportunity for leadership development, character formation, and the cultivation of skills that will be important in career advancement as does membership and active participation in college fraternal organizations. When experienced to its fullest, there is hardly any better preparation for the challenges of life after graduation."Learn more on the AVA experience by speaking with your Regional Director and stay tuned for exciting updates about future AVA programs.
For more information, please contact:Tom M. McAninch
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