Remembering our roots: Pi Kappa Phi celebrates Founders’ Day

Remembering our roots- Pi Kappa Phi celebrates Founders' DayPi Kappa Phi Fraternity was founded in Charleston, South Carolina on December 10, 1904. The Beta Omicron Chapter celebrated that enduring brotherhood with a banquet on Saturday, December 13, 2008.

Alumni, actives and associate members gathered in historic Russell Hall on Northwestern State’s campus to share a meal in honor of the friendship of the seven Pi Kappa Phi founders.  Several alumni and faculty members, friends of the Fraternity, and NSU President Dr. Randall Webb were in attendance.

Alumni Director of Events, Kie Boyett gave the opening remarks, calling to mind the importance of every member honoring their lifelong commitment to brotherhood. Alumnus Dion Boyett gave the invocation. Chaplain Shayne Creppel, organized the event.  He said,”The Founders of Pi Kappa Phi would be proud to know that their dream has grown to be America’s Leading Fraternity. We’re leading by example here at NSU.”  He also presented a special ceremony to honor the founding fathers.

Alumni Director of Communications Lane Luckie recognized graduating senior Matthew Darby for his contributions to Pi Kappa Phi.

Chapter Advisor Doug Ireland introduced the newest member of Pi Kappa Phi, alumni initiate Joe Sampite, the former mayor of Natchitoches.

The Rho associate class also presented their big brothers with a hand-made paddle in appreciation of their guidance.