MEMPHIS, TN – Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is pleased to announce Austin Taylor (Alabama-Huntsville, Theta Pi ’18) as the September 2021 Pike of the Month. Pike of the Month award recipients demonstrate the True Pike ideals, working to improve themselves and having a positive impact on their chapters, campuses, and communities.
Taylor, a senior at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, was nominated for the years of wide-ranging service he has provided Epsilon Gamma Chapter, his intense dedication toward helping others, and his generosity.
Taylor has served Theta Pi as chapter president and health & safety officer. Throughout his time on the executive board, Taylor led the chapter to its third consecutive Robert Adger Smythe award, presented to the top 10% of all PIKE chapters. Under his leadership, the chapter raised over $44,000 for philantrophy for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The chapter also maintained an average 3.21 GPA. As health and safety officer, Taylor placed an emphasis on mental health, connecting with on-campus resources to provide members opportunities to discuss mental health with campus professionals. Taylor was recognized as the chapter’s scholar of the year in 2020.
Outside of the fraternity, Taylor is a member of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society. He is also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Taylor has worked as a finite element analysis intern for Mclaurin Aerospace and currently holds a similar position with MNT Machine. Additionally, Austin has performed research at the University of South Carolina in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He maintains a 4.0 GPA.
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