Alex Koehler Receives Phi Kappa Tau Award
August 27, 2009
Alex Koehler, a senior member of Phi Kappa Tau’s Epsilon chapter at Mount Union College was recently awarded the Fraternity’s Borradaile Undergraduate Award at Phi Kappa Tau’s Leadership Academy in Oxford, Ohio.
This award is the most prestigious award for an undergraduate because it honors a member that illustrates exemplary leadership and the spirit of brotherhood. A native of Grove City, Ohio, he was initiated into the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau at the College in the spring of 2007 and currently serves as president.
Koehler meets with brothers each week to offer assistance and provide advice. He has helped his chapter regain a prominent place on campus by taking part in the College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. community service day, hosting a charity poker tournament for the Hole in the Wall Camps and raising $4,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His leadership has helped the chapter win “Most Improved Chapter” at the most recent Greek Awards at Mount Union. Koehler has also served as a member of the Up ’Til Dawn planning team, Mount Union Interfraternity Council and has been initiated in to the National Order of Omega, the fraternal leadership honorary.
He also serves as a coordinator for all-Greek new member education and was recently selected as an intern for the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute, a program of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. At Mount Union he is double majoring in health and physical education and is double minoring in multiage education and exercise science.
Founded in 1906 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Phi Kappa Tau is a collegiate fraternity that fosters three core ideals within its membership: learning, leading and serving. The mission of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. The Epsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau was founded on the Mount Union campus in 1916.