School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

UM student appointed to represent college students on national board

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by

Margaret Ann Morgan, a senior journalism major from McComb at the University of Mississippi, has been appointed as the student board member for the Order of Omega, a Greek leadership honor society that includes more than 450 chapters nationwide.

Each spring, the organization selects one student board member who is tasked with representing students across the country as well as communicating concerns that face members from the Interfraternity Council, National Panhellenic Conference and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Morgan’s campus involvement, fraternal contributions and leadership made her the perfect choice from the university’s Omega Theta chapter, said Jessica Goodson, director of membership and chapter services for the Order of Omega.

“Just looking at what she has done as far as overall involvement, her personality and drive, I can tell that she will bring a lot to the table.” Goodson said.

A 2009 graduate of McComb High School, Morgan also was recently elected Miss Ole Miss by her fellow students. She began her duties with Order of the Omega this summer, attending the honor society’s annual board meeting in Las Vegas. She will also attend the organization’s executive officers’ meeting in St. Louis in late November and will make a final presentation at the 2013 annual board meeting.
Morgan said it is an honor to represent not only the UM Omega Theta chapter, but every chapter across the nation.

“It’s been great to work with people who have so much Greek life experience, and it’s allowed me to focus on why we have Greek life,” Morgan said. “Sometimes we get so wrapped up in Derby Day and other events like that that we forget about the things that make Greek life so important and why we are on campus.”

Coulter Ward, assistant dean of students for student organizations, is pleased with Morgan’s selection to the Order of Omega board. After a short hiatus, Ward reinstated the Omega Theta chapter in the fall of 2010. With the help of graduate assistant Stace Sievert, the chapter has grown significantly, Ward said.

“Margaret Ann is just really involved on campus,” he said. “It was exciting to know that she was elected to the board, and I’m happy for her and Stace.”

For more information about the Order of Omega and the scholarships that Omega Theta chapter members may apply for, contact Sievert at 662-915-7609.

–Ryan M. Whittington