Horatio Student Is Phi Lambda Chi National Man of the Year (8/22/17)

MONTICELLO, AR — Zachery Birdsong of Horatio, a senior double major in political science and psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently named Phi Lambda Chi Man of the Year at the 77th annual Phi Lambda Chi National Convention in Irving, Tex.

            The award is based on academic performance, advancements and recognition brought to a local chapter, community service and campus leadership positions held outside the fraternity, according to Paul Smith, executive director of the Phi Lambda Chi National Fraternity.

            "Phi Lambda Chi Man of the Year is our highest individual undergraduate honor," said Smith. "We have had some outstanding individuals win this award and Zachery's selection certainly continues that trend. We encourage our members to be involved citizens of their campuses, and his commitment to that, as well as his leadership in making his chapter the highest-performing academic chapter on the UAM campus makes him an ideal recipient."

            A 2014 graduate of Horatio High School, Birdsong has been actively involved in a number of campus organizations at UAM. He is a former parliamentarian and vice president of the Student Government Association and is a former president of UAM's Phi Lambda Chi chapter. He currently serves as president of the Interfraternity Council and vice president of the Greek Council. Last spring he was named Greek of the Year by the Office of Student Programs and Activities.

            Birdsong will graduate in May and plans to attend graduate school.

            For more information, contact Jim Brewer, director of media services, at (870) 460-1274.


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