University of Nebraska at Kearney senior Sergio Ceja of Lexington has received international recognition for his work with fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha.
Ceja was named May 2016 Pike of the Month by Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity for his positive impact on the UNK chapter, campus and area communities.
He was nominated by chapter adviser Josh Schuman for his character, integrity and leadership.
Since joining Iota Gamma Chapter, Ceja has successfully balanced fraternity life with academics, volunteer work and campus leadership positions.
Within the chapter, he served as recruitment chairman, social chairman, public relations chairman and social media chairman. Through his leadership, the UNK chapter saw a 32 percent increase in initiations and 23 percent increase in member retention.
Additionally, Ceja organized the chapter’s first sorority appreciation week during which men helped clean sorority houses, washed members’ cars and baked cupcakes.
He is PIKEU Gold Certified, was named UNK homecoming king and is on the deans list, maintaining a 3.6 grade point average while majoring in elementary education.
Outside the classroom, Ceja was an in intern for UNK Athletics, heavily involved with student government, and a New Student Enrollment leader.
He also volunteers with Arc of Buffalo County, an area food bank, and as a tutor at an area elementary school. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Ceja plans to become a teacher and a coach, with aspirations of working as an athletic director or for a professional sports team.
Source: Megan K. Cook, Pi Kappa Alpha, 901-399-7384, firstname.lastname@example.org