Phil Levos President

My name is Phil Levos, and I am a junior Economics and Management major from Columbus, Nebraska. I am humbled to have been elected as the chapter’s president for 2017, and I am excited for the challenges and opportunities that the coming year has in store for PIKE. Before becoming president, I served as the Internal Vice President, which enabled me to empower the brothers in this fraternity to set and achieve goals. I also served as the Community Service Chairman my freshmen year because of my passion for philanthropic service leadership.

Upon coming to UNL, I wasn’t sure if joining a fraternity was right for me or even if I met the criteria of how fraternity men are stereotyped. Frankly, I wasn’t sure if my family and friends would be supportive of rushing a fraternity considering the trials and media that have placed a spotlight on Greek life. However, with some encouragement I decided to give Greek life a try and it was the best decision of my college experience. This fraternity has encouraged me to become more involved on campus, developed me both personally and professionally, allowed me to travel the country to attend various leadership conventions, and given me lifelong friends I would not have met otherwise. As president, I am excited to give back to the chapter that has made my college experience so rewarding.

Outside of PIKE, I am a member of the Korean War Veterans Youth Corps, an Eagle Scout, and an avid hiker. I am fortunate to have held an internship in Beijing, China where I tutored English to my host family. Currently, I work at the Nebraska State Capitol for the 105th Legislature. When I am not studying, working, or attending to my duties as president, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and spending time outdoors. If you have questions for me or wish to reach out to the chapter, feel free to send me an e-mail at plevos13@gmail.com and I will respond as quickly as possible.

In the bonds,
Phil, Gamma Beta President

Ben Searl Internal Vice President

My name is Ben Searl and I am a Sophomore Landscape Design Major. I was born and raised in Omaha, NE. I currently serve as the Internal Vice President of the Gamma Beta Chapter. Before being elected to this position, I served as the Brotherhood Chairman. Being involved in Pike has truly taught me more than I ever could have imagined. PIKE pushes me to my academic potential, helps me get involved inside and outside of the chapter, and has molded me into a gentleman. In addition to Pike, I serve on The Big Event Ops Staff. While college can be a time of self growth and development, I can proudly say that I am able to do it along side, and with the help of my brothers. Joining this fraternity has been the best decision of my college career.

Trent Hoppe External Vice President

My name is Trent Hoppe, and I am a sophomore Computer Science major from Papillion, Nebraska. I serve as our chapter’s External Vice President and oversee all of PIKE’s external chairs and operations. Before I was elected to this position, I served for one year as the chapter Secretary.

Outside of PIKE, I am a member of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, a multi-disciplinary honors program that emphasizes the blend of technology and business. I also serve on UNL Dance Marathon’s executive team as the Technology Director. Dance Marathon is UNL’s largest philanthropy that benefits the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. I’ve held internship positions as a Software Developer for Spreetail and at the Peter Kiewit Institute of Technology as a bioinformatics lab research assistant. This upcoming summer I will be doing Mobile Software Development for Mutual of Omaha. Outside of classes, work, and involvements, I like playing soccer, working out, and hanging with friends.

Joining PIKE is one of the best decisions I have ever made. PIKE has given me incredible lifelong friendships and too many stories to count. One of the things that I love most about our chapter is the constant battle for self-improvement. I take a lot of pride in the fact that PIKE never settles. We challenge each other to come up with original ideas and never stagnate. This dynamic attitude is electric and is what pushes us forward. Watching PIKE grow as a chapter every semester since I have been at Nebraska has been as humbling as it is exciting. Phi Phi.

Jacob Carter Treasurer

My name is Jacob Carter and I am a sophomore Actuarial Science student from Omaha, Nebraska. I am the current Treasurer of Pi Kappa Alpha. Even after less than two years in this chapter, I am confident in saying that joining PIKE has been the best decision that I have made during my time in college. This chapter has molded me into the man I am today and provided me with the resources and insight to be successful in every facet of life. Prior to being elected to this position, I served as the chapter’s Corresponding Secretary and helped develop the current draft-style academic incentive program. Outside of PIKE, I am involved in the Big Event, Teammates, and UNL’s Actuarial Science Club. Currently, I work at Pinnacle Bank and am extremely excited to intern for Lincoln Financial Group this coming summer.

Alec Williams Secretary

My name is Alec Williams, and I am a junior Biological Sciences and Economics double major hailing from Omaha. While I did not initiate into this magnificent fraternity until my Sophomore year, it has bettered me as person in many, many ways. As the current Secretary of PIKE, I am tasked with recording and revising notes from our weekly meetings. Additionally, I regulate the chapter’s use of Robert’s Rules/Parliamentary Procedure and I keep our by-laws up to date with national standards. Before being appointed to my current position, I was fortunate to have served as the Scholarship Chairman. I have thoroughly enjoyed these positions, and the fruitful benefits they have produced in my on and off-campus endeavors. Outside of PIKE, I am involved in the University Honors Program as a Peer Mentor and Peer Mentor Leader. Beyond the Honors Program, I serve as a Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences in ASUN and on the Environmental Sustainability Committee. PIKE has been an utterly fantastic experience for me, and I look forward to my years to come in the fraternity.

Austin Hoffman Recruitment Chairman

My name is Austin Hoffman and I am the current Recruitment Chair for PIKE. I am a Sophomore at UNL from Elkhorn and last year I served as the Athletics Chairman for the chapter. I can honestly say that joining PIKE was the best decision I have made in college. Although I was skeptical of Greek Life at first, after meeting the men of PIKE I felt welcomed and knew this was a group of individuals who strived to better themselves and one another. Outside of PIKE I am a member of the College of Business Administration Honors Academy as well as on the Executive Team of The Big Event which plans a community service event in which thousands of students participate. In my short time at UNL, the chapter has opened the door for incredible opportunities and I look forward to what will be next.

Tanner McKerlie New Member Educator

My name is Tanner McKerlie and I’m an Actuarial Science major from Houston, Texas. In addition to serving as PIKE’s New Member Educator, I am currently the President of the University Program Council here at the University of Nebraska. This year New Member Education will be focusing on not only educating New Members on the values and ideals of PIKE, but also setting them up for success in their career at the University in general. I joined PIKE because I saw a fraternity that encouraged individuality, as well as a life of service and respect for others, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to guide new members to discover what PIKE has to offer.

Callaway Holt Health and Safety Officer

My name is Callaway Holt and I am a junior Finance major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I initially attended Creighton University before coming to the University of Nebraska and joining PIKE. I have been appointed to serve as Health and Safety Chairman. I look forward to working with members to build a culture that places emphasis on being mindful of the health and wellbeing of members, as well as the greater community. Outside of PIKE, I am involved with the CBA Student Advisory Board and the Big Red Investment Club. Aside from school, I have worked at the Nebraska Department of Sociology and interned with Northwestern Mutual. This summer I will be working at Spreetail as a Business Development Intern. I am confident in stating that I would not be where I am today if it were not for the relationships, values, and life skills that I have gained through my involvement in PIKE. I look forward to helping this fraternity continue to grow to its potential.

Hunter Traynor Sergeant-at-Arms

Hello, my name is Hunter Traynor and I will be serving as the Sergeant-at-Arms for 2017. I’m originally from Omaha, NE where I attended Elkhorn High School. As a sophomore at Lincoln, I study political science, human rights, and sociology with intentions of attending law school following my time as an undergraduate. Before coming to Lincoln, as the summer before my freshman year came to a close, I had little desire to join a fraternity. Being a student-athlete in high school, intensely focused on my grades, athletic commitments, and leadership involvements, I didn’t think Greek life was for me. I had bought into many of the stereotypes of fraternities and feared that joining a Greek organization would hamper my priorities and jeopardize my future. After some prompting from my parents, both of whom participated in Greek life, I decided to set aside my predispositions and explore the Greek community. I will say, that was one of the best pieces of advice my parents ever gave me. Joining PIKE has given me the opportunity to grow as a professional, as a leader, and as a man.

As the Sergeant-at-Arms, I’m entrusted with the responsibilities of overseeing the order of meeting, managing all things pertaining to ritual, and heading the Judicial Board. I’m especially excited to revitalize the chapter’s commitment to the sacred values laid forth in our ritual—not only in our new members, but in actives on the way out as well. Additionally, I believe wholeheartedly in the integrity, function, and importance of the Judicial Board and hope to continue growing its impact. Before taking on this position, I served last year as the chapter’s Recruitment Chairman and feel honored to have brought, throughout my entire tenure, 46 men into the chapter. Outside of PIKE, I have served as a member and as current director of the Freshman Campus Leadership Association, serve on the Government Liaison Committee for student government, and participate on staff for Dance Marathon. I’m incredibly thrilled to serve on the Executive Council for another year; even more so, I’m eager to see the heights PIKE reaches in 2017. Phi Phi.