Alpha Beta Omega (ΑBO)

A GRCC student in graduation clothing near a GRCC flag

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 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 a positive and prosperous direction.

5. Citizenship

As a society of 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.

Program Components

ABO Mentors help ABO students design and develop personalized:

  1. College Learning Strategies
  2. Career Development Pathways
  3. Life Success Strategies

ABO students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through:

  1. Staff and Faculty Mentoring
  2. Internship Opportunities
  3. Research Fellowships
  4. Job Shadowing
  5. Community Mentoring
  6. Employment Preparation Job Placement
  7. Peer Mentoring
  8. Weekly Group Meetings
  9. Volunteer Opportunities

ABO students have daily access to:

  1. 1-on-1 Tutoring
  2. Study Tables
  3. Math and Writing Groups

 

For more information about the ABO Program, please contact:

Andre Fields, Ph.D.

ΑBO Founder and Director
(616) 234-4635
afields@grcc.edu

 

Chris Sain Jr. MSW     

ΑBO Success Coach
(616) 234-3428
csain@grcc.edu