AXO of the Year

Congratulations to the 2022-20232 Alpha Chi Omega of the Year, Bev Nichols!

Bev Nichols is no stranger to any Alpha Chi in the Kansas City area. She has been active in Mu Mu for over 20 years. She literally held us together during Covid, pushing for increased numbers and holding meetings via Zoom when other Panhellenic groups stepped back (and are currently struggling).

Her leadership, her commitment to AXO and our sisterhood has been demonstrated time and time again.

Following graduation, she careered at Hallmark Cards, but always made time for volunteering and serving MuMu in various roles and as a member of the Board. Her loyalty and service to the Alpha Nu collegiate chapter has been evident for many years. She has served on the LHC since graduation, serving as president multiple times, and most recently assisted with plans and preparations for their Centennial Celebration.

Bev Nichols is the quintessential AXO. Whether it’s big projects, maintenance issues, officer training, submitting reports — Bev does not back away from responsibility.  She works behind the scenes to keep our alumnae informed on “all communication from our National Headquarters, Rose Brooks Center and important milestones of every sister.”

Bev has opened her home to countless meetings, gatherings, even drop off points; and always makes time for phone calls, zoom meetings and deliveries of red carnations. Family time is a priority for Bev, caring for her mom who lives nearby at a senior community. And she’s always ready for a quick trip to Des Moines to see those precious grandchildren. Good thing she has other grandchildren nearby in DeSoto.

Bev is also an active member and officer in her P.E.O. chapter.

It is a privilege and an honor to recognize this special sister. Congratulations, Bev!

Past Mu Mu Women of the Year

2021-22 Whitney Schmale
2020-21   Stephanie Lower
2019-20   Janice Ryan
2018-19   Diane Blackwelder
2017-18   Amy Bartak
2016-17   Deb Taylor & Patti Yaktine
2015-16   Ashley Malone
2014-15   Mary Whitaker
2013-14   Laura Kaiser
2012-13   Ruth Britton
2011-12   Marty Hoffman
2010-11   Susan Ainsworth
2009-10   Nancy Ericson
2008-09   Kaci Brutto
2007-08   Fran Denton
2006-07   Nancy Neal
2005-06   Carolyn Young
2004-05   Bev Nichols
2003-04   Lisa Littrell
2002-03   Alice Hawk
2001-02   Beth Peer Koch
2000-01   Rosemary Schaumberg
1999-00   Jane Lohse
1998-99   Vonne Braun

Call for Nominations

The Mu Mu Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2023-2024 Alpha Chi Omega of the Year. Please nominate your Alpha Chi Omega sister that meets the following criteria by October 1, 2023:

  • Dues paying member
  • Support of Alpha Chi Omega –past and present
  • Active in the community

Please include the following information with your nomination/recommendation:

  • Name, Address, Phone Number, Chapter, and School
  • How she meets the above criteria
  • Please also include your name and phone number

All nominations should be sent to Bev Nichols at or Bev Nichols, 15019 Rhodes Circle Lenexa, KS 66215.