August 6, 2010
Pi Kappa Alpha continues national winning streak
Members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Pi Kappa Alpha chapter continued the longest current winning streak in Pi Kappa Alpha history as they captured their 12th consecutive Robert A. Smythe Award at the Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention.
The win marks their 17th Smythe award in the last 19 years of the convention.
Three ULM students, which included Pi Kappa Alpha President Nick Vinson, Vice President Trevor Hall and Phillip Carpenter, along with Advisory Board Members Adam Cossey, Joseph Beard, and Bob Elliott, joined Chapter Advisor Tommy Walpole during the five-day Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention held July 28-Aug. 1 in Austin, Texas.
Other highlights of the trip included:
Coordinator of Greek Life Keith Hembree noted that Pi Kappa Alpha, ULM’s largest fraternity, are first among campus fraternities in grade point averages for the 2009-2010 academic year and have won several “Chapter of the Year” awards at ULM.
“We congratulate Pi Kappa Alpha for their long line of successes,” said Hembree. “It is always an especially proud moment when one of our Greek organizations achieves positive attention at the national level.”