Northwestern State University alumnus Matthew Whitaker of Winnfield, a Spring 2016 graduate, was named a finalist for the Robertson Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award during Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s bi-annual convention in New Orleans last week. This prestigious title is given to the top undergraduate in all of Pi Kappa Alpha for outstanding academic achievement, campus involvement, community and fraternal service. Whitaker is currently a graduate student at Northwestern State University and will obtain his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. As an undergraduate, Whitaker was Student Government Association president, a Freshman Connector, Mr. NSU and Homecoming King 2015. In addition to Pi Kappa Alpha, he was a member of Psi Chi Honor Society and Blue Key.