APO Endowment honors Jack McKenzie

Jack McKenzie ’76

Jack McKenzie ’76

Clemson’s Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity marked its 75th anniversary by establishing a $50,000 endowment to benefit student leadership in honor of Mullins native Jack A. McKenzie ’76, a long-serving member and adviser of APO since the early 1970s. McKenzie is also program manager for Clemson’s Office of Stewardship and Events.

The chapter surprised McKenzie by announcing the endowment at its 75th anniversary banquet with National President John K. Ottenad and National Executive Director Robert J. London in attendance. The room, filled with Gamma Lambda Chapter members both young and old, erupted into prolonged applause as McKenzie’s fellow Gamma Lambda brother Larry Keese ’81 made the announcement.

To contribute to the endowment, go to Your gifts will count toward the $1 billion Will to Lead for Clemson campaign.