Nicholas Partie (Cincinnati, Alpha Xi '12) Earns Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award
Posted on Aug 10, 2017
MEMPHIS, TN - At the 2017 Academy, Nicholas Partie (Cincinnati, Alpha Xi ’12) was recognized with the Robertson Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award. The Robertson Award honors Pi Kappa Alpha’s outstanding graduating senior. Pi Kappa Alpha first recognized its outstanding graduating senior in 1926 with an award administered by the alumni chapter of Buffalo, New York, and the award’s first recipient was Howard Bell Arbuckle Jr. (Davidson, Beta ’25).
Partie graduated magna cum laude in April 2017 with a major in accounting and international business with a minor in business analytics. As a freshman, he was selected as one of 25 students to participate in the Lindner Honors PLUS Program and was invited to join honorary societies such as Sigma Sigma, Men of Metro, Phi Rho Chi and Order of Omega. Partie served as a campus ambassador, SGA senator and vice president, and was a member of the university’s Bicentennial Commission.
See Partie's acceptance speech from the 2017 Academy below.
Partie donated countless hours of community service supporting a variety of causes including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Isabella County Soup Kitchen, Matthew 25: Ministries, Cincinnati Dance Marathon, Casa Pro Kids, Cycle for Life, Relay for Life, Neurosurgery Fitzpatrick Chiari Foundation, Shriner’s, Karen Wellington Living with Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Red Cross, Into the Streets, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Give Back Cincinnati, Accounting for Kids, and Adopt-a-Family.
He served as a trip leader for Serve beyond Cincinnati where he led a team of seven on a journey to Nicaragua in efforts to provide running water to a small village in Managua. Partie also traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, rebuilding houses in the Lower Ninth Ward.
Fraternally, Partie served Alpha Xi Chapter in numerous leadership positions, including president and recruitment chairman. Partie was voted Pike of the Year and received the Cedric E. Vogle Award from the local College Education and Charitable Foundation. Nick was also named IFC President of the Year in 2016 as well as a member of Homecoming Court.
Partie is currently working for International Business Machines Corporation in New York City.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation is proud to honor Nicholas Partie with the 2017 Robertson Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award.