Three NSU Pi Kappa Phi members selected for emerging leaders institute


Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity believes that leadership isn’t positional; it can come from anywhere in the organization. In that spirit, three younger members of the Beta Omicron chapter at Northwestern State University are now prepared to utilize that potential lead on campus.

Sophomores Noah Baudoin, Joseph Magnan and Dedrick Lewis are among 100 of nearly 12,000 undergraduate members selected for Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders, an intensive, six-day leadership development experience that challenges and inspires better leaders and better men. The week included group discussion, education sessions, a challenge course, unique subordinate rituals and history.

Baudoin was elected chapter vice president in May, leading the Beta Omicron’s recruitment efforts. His first year at NSU, he joined the Student Activities Board, the NSU Rowing team and KNWD Radio.

“This week was phenomenal,” he said. “Bonding with other fraternity brothers and diving deep into what our values truly mean to me was a meaningful experience. I can now bring this back to NSU and implement change in an effective way. I have truly begun to learn what lifelong brotherhood feels like!”

Magnan has also had a taste of leadership since arriving at NSU, joining the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band and serving on the NSU Interfraternity Council Executive Board. He was elected treasurer of the Beta Omicron Chapter in May.

An emerging leader on campus, Lewis joined the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, IFC, SAB, IFC, NSU Crew, and the lacrosse team.

“I can honestly say I am a different person from the first day of Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders to today,” he said. “This experience is incomparable to any other fraternal experience. Pi Kappa Phi was founded on the basis of leadership, chivalry, and honesty. And it’s my duty as a loyal brother of Pi Kappa Phi to uphold those standards and to encourage not only brothers, but my peers and community as well.”