By Lane Luckie
Shayne Creppel, an alumnus of the Beta Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at Northwestern State University was named among the national fraternity’s ‘Thirty Under 30,’ which recognizes young alumni for their achievement after their undergraduate careers end.
As director of Greek Life at NSU, Creppel advises 15 fraternity and sorority chapters, in addition to coordinating the activities of the NSU Interfraternity Council, College Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Order of Omega. He also develops and implements educational programming on risk management, sexual assault prevention, anti-hazing, and alcohol safety, and oversees recruitment and intake activities for the Office of Greek Life.
A key figure in the Department of Student Life, Creppel advises the Student Government Association (SGA), aids student body elections and serves as Budget Unit Head for the organization, the SGA Speaker Fee, Organizational Relief Fund and Student Trust Fund.
Shayne earned a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Service from NSU in 2013 and a Bachelor or Science degree in Hospitality Management & Tourism in 2010. He is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration.
As an alumnus, Shayne has assisted in the leadership development of Pi Kappa Phi members by serving as a past Ritual Advisor and New Member Education Advisor. He is also a past board member of the Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter and currently serves as a national volunteer with the Ladder of Risk program.
Creppel is involved in the Natchitoches community. As the youngest member of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation board of directors, he served as Christmas Tour of Homes Chairman in 2014-2015 and was honored as Board Member of the Year in 2015.
“The brothers of the Beta Omicron Chapter have been some of the most incredible individuals I have ever had the honor know in this life,” said Creppel. “I have also had some amazing alumni to look up to like David Morgan, Robert Crew, Shawn Daily, and Joe Sampite just to name a few.”
Alumni of 27 different chapters are represented in the group of 30, painting a broad view of Pi Kappa Phi as a national organization. Fellow Beta Omicron chapter alumni Manny Augello, Lane Luckie and Wil Adams were previous recipients of the ‘Thirty Under 30’ honor.