Members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity were recognized with top honors at the University of Texas at Tyler Student Leadership and Service Awards banquet on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Theta Pi chapter Archon Chase Miller was named Fraternity Man of the Year, the third consecutive year the honor has been awarded to a member of Pi Kappa Phi. Criteria for the recipient include: being an active member of an Interfraternity Council (IFC) member fraternity recognized by the Office of Student Life and Leadership; must exemplify his fraternity’s founding principles and demonstrate them in his everyday life; have contributed to the advancement of his fraternity and Greek Life and UT Tyler; and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Member Ryan Strotheide was honored with the ‘Student Veteran Leadership Award,’ given by the UT Tyler Veterans Resource Center. Criteria for the recipient, include: being a current UT Tyler student veteran that demonstrates leadership, excellence, noble character and meet the criteria: have completed at least 24 undergraduate or 9 graduate hours at UT Tyler; demonstrated leadership at UT Tyler through several of the following: student organization leadership, community/campus service and/or committee involvement, and be of overall high moral character; have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or graduate GPA of 3.0: and have a least two years of honorable service in any branch of the US military or have a medical discharge for injuries received during deployment to a combat zone both as defined by the military.
UT Tyler students, faculty and staff submitted nominees, and a selection committee consisting of faculty and staff chose winners. The UT Tyler Department of Student Life and Leadership sponsored the awards reception, which is in its eleventh year.