Ed Pease Honored with Pi Kappa Alpha Loyalty Award

Edward A. Pease Receives Loyalty Award from Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity
Pease receives award from Bobango and Askew

Edward Pease accepts his Loyalty Award from past International Presidents John Bobango (L) and Jerry Askew (R).

MEMPHIS, TN -Edward A. Pease (Indiana, Delta Xi '71) was recognized with Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity’s Loyalty Award for his service to the Fraternity, his community, and the nation. Established in 1969, the Loyalty Award was created to annually recognize an alumnus who has displayed significant support to the Fraternity at either the local or international level.

Pease has served the Fraternity for 42 years in multiple roles including national president, national vice president, Foundation trustee, Midwest Regional President, chapter advisor to both Theta Omicron and Delta Xi Chapters. Additionally, Pease was a founding member of two alumni associations, and worked as director of alumni affairs with the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. He currently serves on the alumni advisory board and house corporation for Theta Omicron Chapter.

Pease with Delta Xi brothers at the 2016 PIKE Convention

Pease pictured with Theta Omicron Chapter brothers at the 2016 PIKE Convention.

Pease’s engagement in the community is extensive, holding positions on the governing boards of a number of local, state, and national not-for-profit organizations, including the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the National Interfraternity Conference (NIC), and the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana. He has received numerous awards including the Pi Kappa Alpha Distinguished Achievement Award, Order of the Arrow National Distinguished Service Award, the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth, and the NIC gold and silver medals. Pease is also a member of the PIKE Foundation’s prestigious Order of West Range.

Pease’s involvement with the Boy Scouts began more than five decades ago. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1965 and has served in numerous local and national capacities since that time. Prior to his selection as the Boy Scouts of America Alumnus of the Year in 2015, Pease served the organization as chairman of the national organization, on the national Order of the Arrow committee, and on the advisory council, among other roles. He has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Antelope, and Silver Beaver awards recognizing his extraordinary volunteer service.

Pease with Theta Omicron brothers

Pease pictured with Delta Xi Chapter brothers at the 2016 PIKE Convention.

Pease began his political career in 1980 as an Indiana State Senator. Between 1980-92, Pease served as chairman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Indiana Commission on Trial Courts, and the Indiana Code Revision committee. He was also a member of the natural resource committee, the environmental and consumer affairs committee, and the Indiana criminal law study commission.

Following a position as vice president for university advancement at Indiana State University, Pease was elected to represent Indiana’s 7th District in U.S. Congress, where he served from 1997-2001. During his term in Congress, he served on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the House Small Business Committee. He also served as Assistant Majority Whip with extensive service as Speaker Pro Tempore.

After leaving Congress, Pease joined Rolls-Royce North America in 2001 as senior vice president of government relations.

For his extensive service to the Fraternity, his significant impact on his community, and his commitment to our nation, the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is proud to honor Edward A. Pease with the 2016 Loyalty Award.

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The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was founded at the University of Virginia in 1868 and has grown to an international brotherhood composed of more than 270,000 members, 220 chapters and 150 alumni associations. Pi Kappa Alpha has maintained the largest average chapter size of any inter/national fraternity for most of the past 20 years, and through its members has donated millions of hours and dollars to philanthropic causes and community organizations across North America. Pi Kappa Alpha’s mission is to “develop men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.”

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