International Historian Notice
Posted on Apr 6, 2018
Pi Kappa Alpha is pleased to announce the appointment of F. Anderson Morse (William & Mary, Gamma ’76) to the position of international historian. This position was created at the 1902 Norfolk Convention with the charge to document, collect, and preserve Pi Kappa Alpha’s history and artifacts. Brother Morse has served as assistant historian since 2004, and he is the 11th alumnus to serve as international historian. He brings a wealth of professional experience to this role following 10 years with George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens as the senior director for development. In January 2018, Brother Morse accepted the position of senior director of major gifts at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. which will open to the public in fall 2018.
Brother Morse has previously served Pi Kappa Alpha as international president, international vice president, president of the risk awareness foundation, founders regional president, and Gamma Chapter advisor. He is currently vice chairman of the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation’s Heritage Committee.
At the historic 150th anniversary Founders Day event in Charlottesville, Virginia, on March 1, 2018, Dr. Jerome V. Reel Jr. (Tulane, Eta ‘57) was recognized as international historian Emeritus following 48 years of volunteer service to Pi Kappa Alpha, including service as international historian since 1976. Brother Reel achieved much during his tenure including the publication of The Oak: A History of Pi Kappa Alpha in 1980 which has subsequently gone through six editions and two revisions through 2015. At the Richmond Convention in July 2018, Pi Kappa Alpha will recognize and celebrate Brother Reel’s unparalleled service and devotion to the Fraternity.