The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) recognized several of Pi Kappa Phi’s outstanding students, chapters and alumni for their exemplification of leadership, service and education in the fraternal community with the 2020 Awards of Distinction.
Both Chandler Crean, Delta Lambda (UNC-Charlotte) and Nathan Longo, Omega (Purdue) received the Undergraduate Award of Distinction, recognizing fraternity men who have found their experience as an outlet for developing both as a leader and a better man. Longo, who received the Phillip M. Summers Student of the Year Award in 2019, and Crean, who received the Howard H. Baker Leadership Award in 2019, were selected for their embodiment of their fraternity’s values and their expectations of those whom they associate with. Both men also served together on the 2018-2019 Council of Archons.
The Delta Lambda Chapter was also recognized collectively with the Chapter Award of Distinction, recognizing chapters that function well, seek to educate others about the benefits of a values-based fraternity experience, and work to maintain a healthy relationship with the national organization. The chapter was previously recognized as a Champion Master Chapter for their performance in the Seven Objectives of Chapter Excellence in 2019.
The NIC also recognized Jeremy Inabinet, Gamma Rho (Lander) for his commitment to Pi Kappa Phi as an alumnus and his service to the betterment of the fraternity. Inabinet, who was recognized in 2019 as Pi Kappa Phi’s Volunteer of the Year, has served as a lead faculty member at Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders, a facilitator for Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers and as the chair to the Individual and Chapter Conduct Committee.