Despite challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington Alpha has found ways to recruit high-achieving new members while still abiding by public health guidelines that keep the community safe.
Since the beginning of the semester, Washington Alpha has recruited 6 new members to its 2020 member class including freshmen Jackson Kembel, Chase McReynolds, Jake Lofrese, Kaedn Daling, Gavin Cherveny, and sophomore transfer student Kjelt Visser.
Jackson Kembel is from Snoqualmie, WA, and graduated from Mount Si High School in 2020. He played football for his high school team all four years, enjoys outdoor activities, and is studying Accounting at WSU.
Chase McReynolds is from Gig Harbor, WA, and graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 2020. He enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and is studying both Psychology and Criminology at WSU.
Jake Lofrese is from Danville, CA, and went to Monte Vista High School. He played football in high school and is a Pre-med Neuroscience major at WSU.
Kaedn Daling graduated from Okanogan High School in 2020. He grew up playing football, running track, and wakeboarding in the summer. Like Jackson, Kaedn is studying Accounting at WSU.
Gavin Cherveny graduated from San Marcos High School in San Diego, CA, in 2020. A member of the Honors College at WSU, Gavin is studying Kinesiology and enjoys exercising and playing sports.
Kjelt Visser graduated from Redmond High School in 2019. He is a sophomore transfer from the University of Arizona where he was a SigEp, played club soccer growing up, and is an avid skier and mountain climber. Kjelt is studying marketing at WSU.
These new members, similar to the remainder of their member class, assure that the future looks bright for Washington Alpha.
Recruitment tactics for these members also have looked different than normal as new recruitment tactics have been implemented to promote safety among the COVID pandemic.
Tactics to recruit have included zoom meetings, increased use of social media that advertise zoom meetings and include zoom meeting IDs, and safety precautions in the event that a potential new member visits the house.
These recruitment methods have been carried out by newly elected recruitment chair Brian Patrick (pictured), who is ambitious in his new role.
Brian has been proactive in his new role and continues to look for new ways to recruit safely and efficiently. In addition to recruitment, he is focused on releasing the Balanced Man Scholarship and his candidacy for ASWSU President.
The new members of Washington Alpha and the new methods that have been taken to recruit them have given the chapter a strong start to the semester and a positive outlook going forward. With this much success so far, Washington Alpha is optimistic about what lies ahead.
The future looks bright for Washington Alpha.