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The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney recently initiated 24 members.
“Our new member class is a diverse group, with men from every area of the state, as well as from various parts of the region,” said R.J. Gildea, chapter president from Lincoln. “They are a great group of future leaders for our chapter and our university.”
Overall, the new Pike members accumulated nearly a 3.5 GPA in high school and bring leadership experience into their first year of membership. In addition, nearly one – third of the Pike new members are participants in UNK’s Honors program, and two are in the Chancellor’s Leadership Class.
“Pi Kappa Alpha international fraternity is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect and high moral character, and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience,” said Cody Sasek, Pi Kappa Alpha recruitment chair.
The fraternity, originally founded in 1868, has grown to more than 200,000 members, 200 chapters and 100 alumni associations. Pi Kappa Alpha has maintained the largest average chapter size of any international fraternity for most of the past 20 years, and through its members has donated millions of hours and dollars to philanthropic causes and community support organizations across North America.
Pi Kappa Alpha’s newest members, along with hometown and pledge class office, are:
Axtell – Eric Hinze, President
Clay Center – Michael Kinyoun
David City – Lukas Holoubek
Firth – Ryan Hagan
Fremont – Chris Fisher
Gibbon – Jordan Shinn
Gordon – Kurtis Winters
Kearney – Michael Norris, treasurer; Austin Potthoff, Skylar Hinrichs,
Lexington – Noah Lauby
Ogallala – John Olofson; Brady Pochon
Omaha – Kyle Brummet; C.J. Obradovich, secretary; Bryan Kocanda; Alex Ostblom,
pledge-at-large; Jake Alyward; Justin Onken
Overton – Wes Whitten, vice president
Valentine – Clay McPeak
Mt. Pleasant: Bill Hayward