Beta Mu Initates 35 New Members

Beta Mu
AUSTIN, TX - Pi Kappa Alpha, a 97-year-old social fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin, initiated 35 new undergraduates into the brotherhood on December 10, 2017.

The 35 newly initiated members members, hometowns, and major fields of study are:

  • Andre Schillaci of Cypress - Business
  • Andrew Sutherland of Bridgeport - Petroleum Engineering
  • Austin Spingarn of Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Undergraduate Studies
  • Bardia Nikorazm of Frisco - Economics
  • Benjamin Northam of Texarkana - Buisness
  • Christian Gonzales of Houston - International Relations
  • Cooper Carlyle of Houston - Buisness
  • Corey Baker of Aurora, IL - Civil Engineering
  • Daxton McCormick of Celina - Government
  • Frederick Roberts of Winnetka, IL - Undergraduate Studies
  • Grayland Jackson of Comanche - Petroleum Engineering
  • Jeremy Arnold of Santa Monica, CA - Civil Engineering
  • Joseph Moutan of Lafayette, LA - Biomedical Engineering
  • John Lance of St. Louis Park, MN - Business
  • John Bush III of Austin - Government
  • John Gahn of Houston - Buisness
  • Jonathon VanDyke of Austin - Mechanical Engineering
  • Jordan Chandler of Spring - International Relations and Global Studies
  • Lucas Schlom of Winnetka, IL - Civil Engineering
  • Matthew Lambert of Allen - Mechanical Engineering
  • Maxwell McKinsey of Broomfield, CO - Biology
  • Nicholas Winborn of Austin - Business
  • Noah Lindley of Denton - Undergraduate Studies
  • Noah Wilson of Sheffield, MA - Psychology
  • Peyton Wolfcale of Austin - Health and Society
  • Rahul Menon of Plano - Business
  • Raymond Keller of Spring - Undergraduate Studies
  • Richard Sherwood of Whitehouse - Undergraduate Studies
  • Robert Wierschem of Dallas - Business
  • Scott Martin of Houston - Geosciences
  • Scott Randall of Barrington, IL - Mechanical Engineering
  • Thomas Hoeg of Mattituck, NY - Neuroscience
  • Thomas Waun of Chicago, IL - Biology
  • Walt Cory of Dallas - Plan II
  • William Thomason of Atlanta, GA - Radio, Television and Film
Known as "Pikes," the Fraternity was founded at the University of Virginia in 1868 and is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the country. The 35 new University of Texas initiates join more than 240,000 members initiated in the United States and Canada since 1868. The International Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity marks its 150th anniversary in 2018.

The University of Texas PIKE Fraternity places emphasis on academic performance, leadership, athletics, community service and gentlemanly conduct, preparing its members with life skills for successful personal and professional endeavors.

The University of Texas at Austin's Beta Mu Chapter was founded in 1920. Texas Pikes are one of 30 U.T. Interfraternity Council chartered men's fraternities. Beta Mu Chapter has 145 active members presently and has initiated more than 2,800 since its inception in Austin.

In addition to academic and social pursuits during the 2017-2018 academic year, Beta Mu will contribute more than 2,000 hours to community philanthropic service projects for organizations like Capital Area Food Bank, Boy Scouts of America, and TexasTHON, a student-run organization supporting pediatric cancer research.

About Pi Kappa Alpha's Beta Mu Chapter:
Pi Kappa Alpha's Beta Mu Chapter was founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 1920. Pikes have experienced years of tradition on the Austin campus as a social fraternity engaging in philanthropy, leadership activities and athletics while stressing academic achievement. As with other clubs and membership organizations in a large university setting, being a part of Pi Kappa Alpha enhances the undergraduate experience while building lifelong friendships. Texas Pikes current undergraduate membership is 145 students. The Beta Mu Chapter has initiated 2,800 members since 1920. The International Fraternity was founded in 1868 at The University of Virginia in 1868 and will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2018.

Contact: Nicolas Thompson, External Vice President

For more information contact the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation at (901) 748-1948 or