Beta Mu Chapter Recognized at Summer 2017 National Pike Conference
Bi-annually the International Pike Fraternity hosts “The Academy” in Memphis as part of its Pike University leadership training for undergraduates. The Beta Mu Chapter delegation attending the July 2017 academy included SMC Zack Wagner ’14, Angus Brooks ’16 and Matt Stewart ’17, joining more than 500 other undergraduates Pikes from around the U.S. and Canada.
Beta Mu received numerous recognition awards at the conference including — for the fourth successive year — the Raymond L. Orians Excellence Award, granted to the top 20 percent of chapters for excellent overall operations. The chapter also received the Scholarship Award recognizing overall GPA of 3.2 for the 8th successive year, as well as the Recruitment Level 2 Award. Our alumni advisory board was named, for the fourth successive year, Alumni Board of the Year, granted to fewer than eight percent of chapters.
SMC Zack Wagner ’14 said, “Beta Mu has been participating in Pike University events now for a decade. We are a high performing chapter but there is always room for improvement. We try to send several younger, newer members each year to learn about the national fraternity, to better understand the Pike brotherhood, and see best practices from other chapters. We greatly appreciate the Alumni Fund’s travel support providing the opportunity for our men to attend these conferences. Texas Pikes are very proud of the awards we brought back to Austin.”
In July 2018 Pi K A hosts its 150th Anniversary Convention in Richmond, VA, near the fraternity’s founding at the University of Virginia.