Beta Theta Pi Receives Chapter Awards, Professor Wins Advisor of the Year Award

The Truman chapter of Beta Theta Pi was recognized nationally this summer with several prestigious awards at the fraternity’s 166th General Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The chapter won the John Reily Knox Chapter Excellence award, the Francis H. Sisson award and Campus Involvement award.

The Zeta Xi chapter was one of nine chapters to earn the John Reily Knox Chapter Excellence award out of 123 chapters and colonies throughout the United States and Canada. The Knox award is the highest award a chapter can receive. The Sisson award recognizes responsible personal conduct and commitment to community, among other criteria. This is Truman’s second Knox award and its sixth Sisson award.

The Truman chapter earned a Campus Involvement award for outstanding involvement in campus life, student organizations and leadership positions.

In addition to the chapter awards, the Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity honored Robert Tigner, associate professor of psychology, with the fraternity’s Edward B. Taylor Advisor of the Year award. He received the award at an evening celebration in conjunction with the fraternity’s 166th General Convention on Aug. 4.

Tigner is the second non-Beta to receive the award, and he is only one of 22 chapter advisers across the United States and Canada to have received the award in its history.

He has served as the adviser to the Truman chapter for nine years. He has overseen the evolution of a newly formed colony into a nationally recognized chapter of excellence.
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