Brother Rosie Nelson honored for volunteer excellence by Deborah Bryant, the first lady of Mississippi.
Brother Rosie Nelson, Gamma Gamma '03, was selected by the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS), in coordination with the Office of the Govenor and First Lady Deborah Bryant, as a 2012 Govenor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award honoree.
Rosie was presented in the inaugural award for Outstanding Service by a National Service Participant at the GIVE Awards luncheon on April 16 at the Mississippi Museum of Art.The GIVE Awards celebrate ordinary people in Mississippi doing extraordinary things to improve lives and communities across the state.
Rosie Nelson joined Gamma Gamma Chapter at the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. She later transferred to the University of Mississippi where she revived Epsilon Omega Chapter. She continues to serve Epsilon Omega as an advisor. In addition, Rosie is a member of APO's Service Committee as the Region 7 Representative.
Outside of APO, Rosie serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the North Mississippi VISTA Project at the University of Mississippi. Her position helps the UM School Of Engineering to develop service-related initiatives and to provide support to faculty developing service-learning coursework. In addition to VISTA and Alpha Phi Omega, Rosie currently volunteers with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H in Lafayette County.
Congratulations Brother Nelson!