AXO of the Year

Call for Nominations

The Mu Mu Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2022-2023 Alpha Chi Omega of the Year. Please nominate your Alpha Chi Omega sister that meets the following criteria by October 1, 2022:

  • 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.

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Alpha Chi Omega of the Year, Whitney Schmale!

Whitney Schmale has been active in Mu Mu for over 20 years, since before she was married. And now her oldest is in college! Her board positions have included:   Newsletter, Email/Web Design, VP Membership, President, Past President and VP Finance. When she was VP Membership, she assembled welcome bags for members new to Kansas City.  She volunteered for Mu Mu at Kaufman Stadium, has been a White Elephant auctioneer, as well as giving rides to meetings, opening her home, and visiting sick members.

Her loyalty to Alpha Chi shines through in her collection of memorabilia/ Lyres and the effort she makes to visit chapter houses when she visits a new city. She has photos! We can’t imagine how many recommendations she has written over the years, to ensure the best new recruits shine through during recruitment.

She touches the lives of many young people in her job as a high school counselor. She has a demanding career that doesn’t have the typical teacher calendar and hours. And she helped students survive the pandemic chaos in the schools. Her boys are very involved in Scouting—thus the whole family is.  Her boys are outstanding all the way around.  A wonderful tribute to both of their parents.

From volunteering for board positions to supporting her sisters, Whitney has spent countless hours serving our chapter. Despite being a mom with a demanding career, she continued to give of her time and talents for the good of the organization. Her contributions have undoubtedly benefitted our local community, the alumnae chapter, as well as her collegiate chapter. 

Congratulations and many thanks to Whitney Schmale!

Past Mu Mu Women of the Year


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