The Tau Beta Pi Michigan Gamma Chapter has been awarded the 2014 R.C. Matthews Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2013–2014 academic year. The award was conferred on October 4, 2014 at the 109th annual Convention, held in Spokane, WA.
Now named in honor of former Executive Director of Tau Beta Pi, Robert Clayton “Red” Matthews, the award was established by “[t]he 1956 Convention ... to encourage and recognize high-grade work by the chapters in both routine and special affairs. The award is based on how well chapter service projects fulfill the objectives of Tau Beta Pi and on the quality and promptness of chapter reports to the Headquarters.” This marks the 3rd time that the chapter has received this award (previously in 1978 and 1980) . Additionally the chapter has received an honorable mention 10 times (most recently in 2009).
The U of M chapter has been busy in Spokane, WA for the 2014 National Convention.
At this point, Michigan Gamma remains in the running for the R.C. Matthew's Most Oustanding Chapter Award, the R.H. Nagle Most Improved Chapter Award, and the J.D. Froula Most Improved Membership Award, which will be announced this evening.
The school year is now fully underway and hopefully classes, extracurriculars, and everything else are going well.
For TBP, the school year being back means a few things:
1. Book Swap. Come look for books to buy (or even to sell if you missed out on that), and don't forget to volunteer!
2. Meetings: The first meeting of the semester (First Actives) is Tuesday, 9 Sept at 6:30pm in 1013 Dow. As always food will be provided
3. Career Fair: The SWE/TBP Career Fair is right around the corner. Make sure to polish up your resume and to update it on the website. Also look for opportunities to volunteer for Career Fair soon.