NSU Pikes earn Newell Award

The Mu Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) International Fraternity at Northwestern State University was awarded the Harvey T. Newell Award, which recognizes the chapter that has made the most significant improvement in a 12-month time period. The chapter was recognized during fraternity’s virtual awards program earlier in August.

The chapter was recognized for its emphasis on programs that have been lacking, specifically athletics and recruitment, and its 40 percent increase in community service hours and a nearly 300 percent increase in philanthropic donations.

“We are so excited to receive an International Award and for it to be in our first six years on campus at NSU,” said Chapter President Kyler Burns. “Our chapter is proud of the efforts made in New Member Education, Health and Safety and most importantly, philanthropic endeavors. Seeing our efforts culminate with this award has truly been a great experience and I am proud of our chapter and its members.”

In addition to the Harvey T. Newell Award, Mu Kappa Chapter was a finalist for the Most Improved Health & Safety Award and received the New Member Education Award.