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AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY VISION
The American Leadership Academy’s vision is to develop a community of leaders to strengthen America. PHILOSOPHY
The American college experience is arguably the best academic preparation in the world. However, the teaching of the values of service, citizenship, and free enterprise has become increasingly rare. Practical leadership training, too, is essentially unavailable at universities. These skills and values are vital to the success of individuals and to our nation. As future leaders, college students need and deserve programs that supplement the academic experience. A successful program should teach students values and practical skills. It should encourage them to define their dreams. The program should challenge them to set more difficult goals. It should inform them of their responsibilities. The programs also should provide access to people who have incorporated these skills and values successfully into their own lives.
The American Leadership Academy has been established to provide these opportunities. IMPLEMENTATION
The ALA puts seasoned, accomplished leaders together with undergraduates for a week of presentations, workshops, and small-group discussions. Our goal is to give students a vision of what they could become, as well as the tools to achieve their goals. We challenge them to push beyond what they previously thought was possible, to define their goals, and to create actionable plans to achieve them. Our graduates leave the week with clearer values and goals, greater confidence in pursuing leadership positions, and with several new mentor contacts to help them succeed. Our speakers also benefit from these interactions by sharing their wisdom and by learning more about the challenges of the younger generation. The ALA programs take place over several weeks a year in a spectacular beach front retreat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Smaller regional events are held throughout the year in locations throughout the U.S.A. CHARITABLE STATUS
The American Leadership Academy (EIN: 81-0625000) is designated a 501(c)3 charitable foundation by the Internal Revenue Service. All gifts are deductible to the full extent of the law.
OUR PROGRAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brent Monroe, Chairman of the Board
University of Oregon
Brent Monroe is the import/export manager of MJB Wood Group, Inc. Brent is on the Board of the Phi Kappa Psi Oregon Alpha Housing Corporation and led the campaign to rebuild the Oregon Phi Psi fraternity house. Brent received his BS from University of Oregon in 1992.
Anthony Milano
University of Rhode Island
Anthony is a Principal at Crown Architecture and Consulting, D.P.C. in New York City. Crown launched in 2008, days before the great recession, and has aggressively grown annually. Anthony accredits many of his achievements to his active undergraduate experience at the University of Rhode Island.
Wolf Hanschen, Vice-Chairman
University of Texas
Wolf Hanschen is the National Accounts Manager at Noble Royalties, Inc. Wolf serves various philanthropies in Dallas, TX where he resides in Dallas with his wife Beth. Wolf received his BBA from the University of Texas, Austin where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Silver Spurs.
Greg Wittstock
Ohio State University
Greg Wittstock, aka The Pond Guy™, is the founder of Aquascape, Inc., America’s leader in outdoor pond designs and equipment. Aquascape was on Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing companies for five years in a row. Greg is very active in his local community serving various charities and his church. Greg graduated from Ohio State University where he received his BA
John Zieglemeyer, Treasurer of the Board
University of Kansas
John Ziegelmeyer is the Senior Vice President at Pennington & Co, a national fundraising consultancy focused on fraternities and sororities. John also serves as the President of the Cannonsburg Corporation. John received his BS from the University of Kansas.
Jeremy Tillman
UCLA
Jeremy Tillman is the President of Tillman Marketing, a co-founder of Dapper Goat Social Media, and a founding board member of the CV Repertory Theatre. He also serves on the committee that is rebuilding the UCLA Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house. Jeremy received his BA from UCLA and his MBA from UCLA/Anderson.
Dick Starr, Director Emeritus
The Ohio State University
Dick Starr is chairman of Financial Institutions Group, Inc. and is a consultant to financial services companies. He is a Trustee of PKP Permanent Fund. He has been active in fund raising for rebuilding the chapter house at Ohio Delta. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in 1967.
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The American Leadership Academy is excited to provide a special program for annual support!

 

Through our agreement with NEON Donor Management System, you can make a monthly gift to invest in ALA programs, without having to write or mail a check, and with full control over gift management.

 

The ALA underwrites student participants in the amount of approximately $600 each. That includes six nights shared hotel suite, three full meals a day, ground transportation to and from airport, nightly transportation downtown, and educational materials.  With your support, the cost to students is only $170, plus airfare. Compared to other campus leadership programs, our cost to students is outstanding…

 

It takes only a moment to register with NEON and make your gift. NEON will forward the funds to the ALA and you’ll be able to track your gifts from your online account.

 

The American Leadership Academy is one of the most unique and inspirational programs for teaching college students how to lead. To be a part of the success, call or E-mail us, or click on the DONATE button.

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    Congratulations to the 2015 Season Interns! January Only Interns:
Johnny Bartlet, DePauw University
Austin Wilkens, Univ. of Iowa Full Season Interns:
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  • NO BAD DAYS SCHOLARSHIP

    Brothers,

     

    On behalf of the No Bad Days (NBD) Board, we are excited to announce the second annual opportunity for you to offset your costs for attending the American Leadership Academy (ALA). We understand that rising airfare and uncertain economic conditions has become financially onerous on many of our Brothers, and with your feedback many have taken action and started the NDB Scholarship.

    As many of you know, the ALA is held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, created by entrepreneur Jerry Nelson, to give Phi Kappa Psi undergraduates the option of bettering themselves during their school breaks, while enjoying an amazing destination. During ALA seminars, Phi Psi’s hear from successful and dynamic leaders in business, law, science & technology, public service, sports and education. These are not lecturers; these are men and women who have built successful organizations and teams. They are respected for their knowledge and achievements. Our Brothers not only learn from proven leaders, but get to interact with them, cultivate relationships and gain mentors. I have seen and experienced this personally.

     

    I believe it’s important to understand what this fund means to me, the NBD Board, and what it can mean to YOU. I was fortunate enough to turn my life on the right path due to the responsibilities I was entrusted with as a freshman in college by leading the Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Rhode Island. Working with university and community officials at a young age gave me great confidence, governance and interpersonal skills. It wasn’t until my attendance at the ALA that I learned how much I still had to learn. During my week at the academy, watching so many give so much back to Brothers they never met, made me realize I wanted to be a part of this movement and that I was only starting my education in life, from a boy to a man. I wasn’t shy to ensure I left Cabo with an opportunity of employment for Jerry and Marbella Suites en la Playa. During my tenure in Cabo I learned priceless business skills, made lifelong friends and was able to raise startup capital from my mentors, Jerry Nelson and Scott Noble, to make my own goals a reality.

    This year we lost a great asset to the Brotherhood. Brother Jeff Plevan entered Chapter Eternal far too soon in his life at the age of 36. In his name we have created an annual scholarship to be awarded annually to an undergraduate attending the American Leadership Academy who has exemplified the creed of the Brotherhood in his daily life, as Jeff did. The application has a section to apply for an additional $400 in addition to our regular scholarship.

     

    This year we will be giving out 10 scholarship of $600.00. We invite you to fill out the attached application. Please note to be in full compliance with the IRS, recipients will receive their scholarships after attending the ALA and upholding ALA rules and regulations.

    Something constantly repeated during the ALA is, “If it is to be, It is up to ME!”, and it is up to you to ensure your hard work as an undergrad is rewarded by applying for The NBD Scholarship.

     

    NBD Scholarship Application 2014

     

    On Behalf of the NBD Board,

    Anthony Milano…

    RI Beta ‘02

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Addison, TX 75001 PHONE
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