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August 9, 2006

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity sweeps international awards

A delegation from ULM’s Pi Kappa Alpha “Pike” Fraternity won national recognition at their International Convention, which was held in Orlando Aug. 2-6.

In the area of programming, the ULM Pikes Pledge Education Program was named the fraternity’s most outstanding New Member Program and the chapter’s Financial Management Program was a finalist. The Pikes also won two International Workday Programming Awards, including the one for having the most alumni support at the event.

The ULM Pikes were one of 15 chapters to have 100 percent of its membership donate to the fraternity’s Educational Foundation. Steven Douglas, chapter president, was invited to sit at the head table during the Educational Foundation’s banquet.

The Pikes won their twentieth consecutive Chapter of Excellence Award for an excellent rating in overall chapter proficiency.

In the area of Alumni Relations, the Pike Alumni Association was named as the William R. Nester Award winner, recognizing it as the best alumni association in Pi Kappa Alpha. This was their ninth consecutive win. The Pikes advisory board, consisting of Chairman Tommy Walpole, Cade Reynolds, Jeremy Moore, Jimmy Touchet, and Barry Weaver, was named as the fraternity’s most outstanding alumni advisory board.

The Pikes concluded the conference by winning their eighth consecutive Robert A. Smythe Award, recognizing them as the fraternity’s most outstanding Pike chapter. This is the ULM Pikes’ thirteenth Smythe win in the last 15 years and puts them in Pi Kappa Alpha’s top class, the Dynasty Class.

In 2006, the Pikes were also named as ULM’s Greek Organization of the Year and as ULM’s Organization of the Year for the fourth time in the 5-year history of that award.

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