Pi Kappa Phi member Jacob Van Der Schans has been selected as the 2015 University of Texas at Tyler homecoming king. This marks five consecutive years that a member of the Theta Pi Chapter has been named Mr. UT Tyler. The announcement came Saturday, October 10, 2015 during homecoming festivities.
The entire school votes for this highly touted opportunity to represent the university. “As a member of Pi Kappa Phi in conjunction with The University of Texas at Tyler I could not be more honored and proud to accept the award of Mr. UT Tyler,” Van Der Schans said. “Receiving this award gratifies my success as a student and furthermore enhances my development as a leader during the remainder of my undergraduate career and beyond.”
Van Der Schans currently serves as secretary of Pi Kappa Phi, student body vice president, and is a member of the UT Tyler Patriots tennis team.