NAPA is looking for volunteers to help with specific projects! Please see project descriptions below. We expect each role to be fulfilled for the duration of the current calendar year (April 2022 to January 2023) with freedom and flexibility to work around your own schedule.
The National APIDA Panhellenic Association hosted its annual Standards of Excellence Awards at the close of the 2021 NAPA Annual Meeting. Like last year, the ceremony convened over Zoom as the annual meeting persisted through a virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Although we have had our ups and downs this year, 2021 has been a year to celebrate so many of our Association’s triumphs. We celebrate the end of this year looking back at all the incredible NAPA organizations and individual members who have made an impact in our communities,” says NAPA Chair Teri Chung. “The annual awards ceremony is an excellent time as we continue to move forward into 2022, and look forward to the many more accomplishments this Association will make.” 2021 Award Recipients Individual Recognition • Advisor of the Year: Mat Greer, FSL Temple University • Change Agent of the Year: Dr. Meenal McNary (ΔΚΔ) • Professional of the Year: David Kim (ΛΦΕ) • Undergraduate of the Year: Marilyn Korah (ΔΚΔ) • Volunteer of the Year: Suhani Shah (ΔΦΩ) Local Chapter Recognition • Outstanding Cultural Programming: ΛΦΕ at Baylor University • Outstanding Educational Programming: ΛΦΕ Noble Brother Program – Continuing Education • Outstanding Philanthropic Programming: ΣΨΖ at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis • Outstanding Recruitment Programming: ΛΦΕ at University of Minnesota • Outstanding University Council: Inter-Cultural Greek Council James Madison University • Outstanding Virtual Programming: ΛΦΕ International Women’s Day Keynote National Recognition • Alumni Initiative of the Year: ΑΦΓ Webinar Series • Foundation of the Year: Asian American Donor Program (ΛΦΕ) • Publication of the Year: ΔΚΔ Annual Report • Social Media Campaign of the Year: ΔΚΔ “Spread the Love” Campaign • Collaboration of the Year: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (ΔΕΨ & ΛΦΕ) 2021 Award Judges The 2021 application cycle received 73 submissions reviewed by 5 judges across the fraternal advising community. • L.C. Coghil, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Binghamton University • Brian Pearlman, Graduate Assistance Office at FSL at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville • Stacy Rowan, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UAB • Jake Bates, Associate Director of Student Involvement for FSL at Lafayette College • Nicki Rowlett, Senior Director of Leadership Programs at Triangle Fraternity “With 2021 being a rollercoaster of a year, one thing stayed true; the success and determination of our member organizations was unmatched. Through and through, our members and organizational leadership thought of new and innovative ideas to make a difference in society and the greater APIDA community,” says NAPA Director of Membership Ruchir Dixit. “The success of NAPA is nothing without the success of our member organizations and it truly showed when reviewing these award submissions.” ### About NAPA NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. Contact Teri Chung, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association email@example.com https://napahq.org/
NAPA organizations set the gold standard for APIDA fraternities and sororities. To continue fostering a spirit of excellence and growth, NAPA recognizes individuals, councils, and organizations who continue to advance NAPA’s mission and vision in its annual Standards of Excellence Awards Ceremony. Nominators may submit a maximum of 5 nominations per award category. Nominations should be based on achievements that occurred within one year leading up to the submission deadline. Submission deadline: October 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Find more information about each award category, visit https://www.napahq.org/programs/#award-categories. Winners will be announced at the upcoming NAPA Annual Meeting, held jointly with the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting in December 2020. Loading…
The NAPA Board welcomes four additional volunteers to advance the Association’s priorities for the 2019 calendar year! Aman Kundlas (ΣΒΡ), Project Managersummit@napa-online.org “My skills as a project manager in a federal consulting company will provide a lot of structure and needed support to continue the growth of the NAPA organization and help out with ad hoc initiatives. Additionally, after attending the NAPA Annual Meeting, I felt that it is paramount to help serve the umbrella organization and support them in this capacity.” Kristine Medina (ΔΦΛ), Webinar Managerprograms@napa-online.org “I believe that through forward-thinking initiatives and collaborative efforts, APIDA fraternal members can further strive to connect and represent their communities across colleges and universities not only in the United States but around the world. This work should play an integral role in holding and moving society to a higher standard for all.” Harini Morisetty (ΔΦΩ), Policy and Procedures Managerpolicy@napa-online.org “I believe NAPA can serve as an outlet to educate communities on relevant matters and be a voice for populations that may often be overlooked. My primary goal would be to create an easy to follow organizational method for any and all important NAPA documentation and make the necessary changes to documents specified by the NAPA Board.” Huma Khursheed (ΔΦΩ), Social Media Managercommunications@napa-online.org “I hope to grow our visibility and people’s awareness of our organizations and the role they play in their respective communities. I hope to highlight the service we do in our communities, and hopefully bring more awareness through the use of media and news outlets.” ### About NAPANAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. ContactHannah Seoh, ChairNational APIDA Panhellenic Associationchair@napa-online.orghttps://napahq.org/
NAPA is proud of its recent growth and how NAPA has been able to provide the best experience for students and alumni across the globe. Our 18 fraternities and sororities desire to excel in the field. This past year, we hit a milestone by hosting our first ever Undergraduate Leadership Academy. We hope to continue to plan, budget, and forecast accordingly to continue to build up our reserves. Through our monthly calls, we were able to provide education to our members on developing the next generation of leaders. Our volunteer Board works hard to ensure that NAPA continues to be excellent. We know that our work is never done. We hope to be good stewards of the fraternal movement and continue to build and maintain partnerships with all our interfraternal partners. Thank you for taking time to read through our Annual Report. Thank you for taking time to read through our Annual Report. We are very proud of our accomplishments and look forward to sharing even more successes with you in the future. Thanks, Hannah SeohChair, 2016-18
NAPA announces the appointment of Cindy Loata as its new Director of Communications. In this role, Loata will serve as the point-of-contact for media inquiries and provide training for NAPA member organizations on public relations and social media best practices. “As a passionate leader with over ten years of experience in sales, I enjoy building relationships and helping others grow both professionally and personally,” says Loata. “I have gained a deep appreciation and understanding with what individuals need to succeed. I have positively impacted those who I’ve connected and coached with and want to spend more time serving our community.” Loata is a Fall 2008 initiate of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority at Rutgers University. She contributes over a decade’s worth of experience in sales, business development, and customer service with brands such as Estee Lauder, Mac Cosmetics, and L’Oreal. Envisioning a collaborative year ahead for NAPA, Loata aims “to increase involvement with undergraduates and alumni to improve civic engagement within our communities. You can only accomplish so much when you do things alone, but when you have the support from a group of peers, the magnitude of making a difference is beyond measurable.” According to NAPA Chair Hannah Seoh, “We are excited to have Cindy join the team. She will be able to bridge her professional experience with her passion for improving fraternal experiences in the APIDA community, and NAPA is lucky to have her.” ### About NAPA NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA. Contact Hannah Seoh, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to NAPA
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 — The National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) is excited to announce the appointment of its 2017 officers. “I am so thrilled to be working alongside this group of talented leaders that push me and NAPA to be the best it can be,” says Chair, Hannah Seoh. “With their tireless dedication and passion for advancing the fraternal movement, I’m confident that we will be able to achieve the goals we have set forth for this year.” Executive Board • Chair: Hannah Seoh, ΔΦΛ • Vice Chair: Vigor Lam, ΠΔΨ • Secretary: Teri Chung, ΚΦΛ • Treasurer: Alison Kao, ΔΦΛ • Consultant: Mary Peterson, ΑΦ, ΣΛΒ, ΣΛΓ Headquarters Staff • Director of Administration: Prashant Kher, ΒΧΘ • Director of Communications: Angela Ju, αΚΔΦ • Director of Membership: Bryan Dosono, ΛΦΕ • Director of Operations: Bilal Badruddin, ΔΕΨ • Director of Programs: Kristine Medina, ΔΦΛ At-Large Volunteers • Graphic Design Coordinator: Andrew Cristiani, ΛΦΕ • Higher Education Coordinator: Taylor Phoumivong, ΑΤΩ • LGBT Initiatives Coordinator: Toubee Yang, ΛΦΕ • Risk Management Coordinator: Brian Gee, ΠΑΦ The Executive Board oversees the long-term strategic planning for NAPA, whereas Headquarters Staff manage the day-to-day operations of the Association. At-large volunteers advance initiatives of key issue areas relevant to NAPA and the APIDA community. While the NAPA Leadership comprises mostly of returning officers, Kristine Medina joins NAPA leadership in her new role as Director of Programs. “As I transition from being a NAPA volunteer to a position on the association’s executive board, my goal is to create a space to enhance the synergy between its member organizations. Being a part of my sorority, Delta Phi Lambda, has always been about serving others, and I look forward to continue doing the same for our entire fraternal community.” Officers serving on the Executive Board express their commitment to continued service. “It has been more than a decade since NAPA’s founding, and I am excited to continue the work with our new and returning national volunteers. With each new year and board, I am excited to utilize our volunteers and their passion to further the mission of NAPA, while providing support to our member organizations,” says Vice Chair Vigor Lam. ### About NAPA The National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association shares a commitment to fraternal unity and assisting our membership in advancing the fraternal experience. Formally organized in 2006, NAPA currently comprises of 18 culturally-based member organizations. Contact Hannah Seoh, Chair National APIDA Panhellenic Association email@example.com https://napahq.org/