McNeese Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members (from left) Jon Landry, Lafayette, Ross Conner, Grand Lake, Will Hetzel, Jennings, Deil LaLande, chapter president, Lake Charles, Collise Dupont, South Cameron, Ryan Rapp, Sulphur, Nicholas Dessauer, Lake Charles, chapter adviser Jimmy Grigus and Lance Horner, national Pi Kappa Alpha consultant, with the Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award at the recent international convention in Memphis, Tenn.
The McNeese State University Lambda Upsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity received the Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award - recognizing it as one of the top 40 chapters - at the recent Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention in Memphis, Tenn. There are currently 227 chapters of Pi Kappa Alpha in North America.
Pi Kappa Alpha has been an active part of Greek life at McNeese for three years and has been recognized as an official chapter for only 18 months, according to Deil LaLande, chapter president. LaLande said this makes McNeese's Lambda Upsilon chapter one of the youngest chapters to ever be presented the Raymond L. Orians Excellence Award.
Currently, there are 52 members in McNeese's Pi Kappa Alpha chapter. "Our chapter focuses on being the best men we can be, while serving our campus and community," said LaLande.