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Western New England University Students and Faculty Assume National Leadership Positions

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 - 9:09 AM All News , Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Front: Bellarum Nicole Silengo, Second Sub-Directorum Tiffany Janajreh, Directorum Lauren Judson, First Sub-Directorum Katelyn Parsons Back: Associate Undergraduate Representative Luke Neumann, Associate Signare Nick Woodard, Signare Nicole Saracino, Excheque Jonathan McLachlan, Undergraduate Representative Stephanie Niman, Associate Undergraduate Representative Shom Ganguly

Two students one faculty member from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, were recently elected to positions on the national executive board of Alpha Zeta Omega, a prestigious pharmaceutical fraternal organization.

Stephanie Niman of the class of 2019 was elected to the position of Supreme Undergraduate Representative, where she will be responsible for maintaining communication between Supreme and all of the undergraduate chapters across the country, and representing all undergraduates on a national level. Nicole Silengo of the class of 2018, who served as the Supreme Associate Undergraduate Representative for this past fraternal year, was elected to the position of Supreme Bellarum, where she will be responsible for keeping order at national meetings and maintaining all ceremonial materials. Katelyn Parsons, Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and faculty advisor of the Delta Tau Chapter of Alpha Zeta Omega, was also elected to the position of Supreme First Sub-Directorum, or first vice president of the fraternity.

The objectives of the fraternity are to promote the profession of pharmacy, develop high standards of scholarship and fellowship amongst all of its members, engage in service to others, and build within the fraternity a strong environment of peace, friendship, and brotherly love.

The Delta Tau Chapter of Alpha Zeta Omega at Western New England University, has grown to 100 active fraters and strives to promote the profession of pharmacy, along with hosting several professional and philanthropic activities.

When Alpha Zeta Omega was established in 1919 at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. It was know as the Dead Men’s Club and considered a secret club as it began its work under a shroud of mystery, because of strenuous opposition to the formation of new organizations by older fraternities and clubs.  Read more about the colorful origins of this highly respected organization at http://www.azo.org/history.