FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation awarded $26,500 in scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. There was an increase in applications this year compared to the previous year. Scholarship recipients were carefully chosen based on their academic success, commitment to the ideals of Phi Kappa Tau, and service to their campus, community and Fraternity. Financial assistance is provided to qualifying students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. “It really is an impressive group across the board in terms of excellence,” Scholarship Chairman Rick Harrison, Ohio ’79, said. “They are excelling in the classroom, excelling outside the classroom, participating in a myriad of community-service initiatives and providing leadership to their chapters and colonies. We definitely had to make some very difficult decisions based on the quality of the applicants.” Harrison said the scholarships are an import aspect of Phi Kappa Tau’s dedication to academics. “They can be used as a recruitment tool and as a way to let parents, faculty, colleges and universities know that we appreciate good scholarship and academics,” he said. “Too often greek organizations get labeled with taking grades down, and I think with the kind of quality we saw in the applicants, it is the exact opposite. The complete list of recipients of this year’s Foundation scholarships can be found at www.phikappatau.org and will be published in the 2012 Annual Report. LEARNING. LEADING. SERVING.
FOUNDATION BOARD ANNOUNCES TWO NEW TRUSTEES Phi Kappa Tau Foundation Chairman David Ruckman, Ohio State ’62, announces that the Foundation Board of Trustees elected Jeff Rivard, Central Michigan ’65, and Greg Heilmeier, Bethany ’86, as trustees. The election of Rivard and Heilmeier took place during the May 11 meeting in Louisville, Ky.
JEFF RIVARD, CENTRAL MICHIGAN ’65 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA GOLF ASSOCIATION
GREG HEILMEIER, BETHANY ’86 OWNER, TASTY PURE FOOD CO.
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Published on Dec 18, 2012