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Alpha Beta Omega (ΑBO)

World Leaders Society

Who Are We?

Alpha Beta Omega (ΑBO) is a unique and rewarding leadership development program for GRCC students. The purpose of ΑBO is to provide its members with a positive social network of students who have goals of becoming responsible community leaders.

Vision

The full and true realization of moral, intellectual, social and economic advancement for all ΑBO members.

Mission

ΑBO is a society dedicated to providing young scholars with relational, educational and cultural experiences that will instill the leadership qualities necessary to effectively serve our local, national and global community.

What We Believe

The five core principles of ΑBO are Fellowship, Scholarship, Ownership, Leadership and Citizenship.

1. Fellowship

As a society of young scholars, we will function in the spirit of love, respect and empowerment when communicating with one another.

2. Scholarship

As a society of young scholars, we are devoted and united in a shared pursuit towards obtaining the knowledge base and skill set necessary to function as relevant thinkers, culture shapers and world leaders.

3. Ownership

As a society of young scholars, it is our purpose, duty and responsibility to ensure the collective advancement of the human race.

4. Leadership

As a society of young scholars, we influence and direct our families, our culture, our country and our world in s positive and prosperous direction.

5. Citizenship

As a society of young scholars, we will use our intelligence, charisma and wisdom to passionately and relentlessly solve the world issues that challenge our generation.

The ΑBO Motto

Knowledge is power, we are power.

Today we choose to answer our calling.

Our fate is blessed, our destiny is sacred.

We are a people of passion, principal and purpose.

We were created with every ability necessary to perform our purpose.

Nothing outside of us can defeat us.

Knowledge is power, we are power.

 

3-Year Academic Performance Summary

The below student subgroup comparison data comes from GRCC Fall 2013 successful course completion data.

ALL Students

16,566

146,192

105,571

72%

Asian

594

5,587

4,315

77%

White

11,493

101,560

76,238

75%

Hispanic

1,383

11,877

8,102

68%

American Indian

158

1,413

880

62%

Black (All)

1,956

16,638

9,256

56%

Black (Male Only)

860

7,640

3,982

52%

ABO Fall 2012

16

153

105

69%

ABO Winter 2013 

30

295

183

62%

ABO Summer 2013

30

106

73

69%

ABO Fall 2013 

44

477

311

65%

ABO Winter 2014 

62

548

416

76%

ABO Summer 2014

34

238

186

78%

ABO Fall 2014

69

665

463

70%

 

Student Persistence Summary

Student Subgroup comparison data gathered by the GRCC Institutional Review Board.

Measure

ABO Members

Black Male Students

All GRCC Students

 

GRCC Fall14 GPA

 

2.34

 

1.85

 

2.60

 

GRCC Cum GPA

 

2.40

 

2.07

 

2.74

Fall-to-Winter Persistence (PT Students)

79%

63%

66%

Fall-to-Winter Persistence   (FT Students)

88%

77%

83%

Fall-to-Fall Persistence (PT Students)

52%

34%

41%

Fall-to-Fall Persistence (FT Students)

75%

38%

50%

 

ΑBO Video Links

ABO 2014 Pledges

ABO in the News

Interview w/ ABO Member Jonathon Jackson

ABO Member Todd Johnson Addresses th Foundation

Boyce Watkins Presentation "Cents and Sense"

ABO Convocation 2013-2014

ABO Convocation 2012-2013

Dr. Damon Arnold Motivational Speech