January 2017 Pike of the Month

Jon Messerschmidt (Boston, Lambda Nu ’14) - January 2017 Pike of the Month

MEMPHIS, TN - Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is pleased to announce Jonathon L. Messerschmidt (Boston, Lambda Nu ’14) as the January 2017 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.

Messerschmidt, a junior at Boston University, was nominated for his leadership skills in the chapter, on campus, and in the community.

He has maintained a 3.89 GPA while majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. In addition to his core studies, Messerschmidt is a pre-medical student, certified emergency medical technician, and published author who has successfully written a scientific review of immunotherapy.

Recognizing his achievement as one of Boston University’s top performing students, the university awarded Messerschmidt with the Beckman Scholarship, a research award given to only two students each year. Additionally, he is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2015, Messerschmidt was Vice President of the Premedical Society and appointed as the Physician’s Mentoring Program Director in December 2015.

In his spare time, Messerschmidt volunteers in the medical field. In 2014, he assisted in patient care at the Lankenau Medical Center while shadowing under an orthopedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and a surgical oncologist.

Messerschmidt credits his success to the Fraternity as he recognizes that joining the Lambda Nu Chapter has instilled time management and empowerment to help maintain his goal of becoming a physician.

"I can honestly say that what Pike taught me was much more than what most other fraternities promote. Moreover, I have been able to achieve far beyond my academic goals because of this Fraternity."

Do you know someone who should be Pike of the Month? Nominate him and you could see his name here in upcoming months.

For more information contact the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at (901) 748-1868 or pikeinfo@pikes.org.