Outstanding Tau Chapter Leaders Recognized for Accomplishments 
George Sarvadi ’16 and Grayson Coker ’16 Chosen
for 2019 Philip Moore Award
George Sarvadi , an economics major from Houston, is one of this year's Philip Moore Award honorees. He has served the Tau Chapter as Grand Master of Ceremonies and House Manager. He is on track to earn a Master of Science in finance from the McCombs School of Business in 2021. 
Grayson Coker, a government major with a minor in philosophy, is one of this year's Philip Moore Award honorees. He has served the Tau Chapter as Social Chair, Head Pledge Trainer, Head of Rush, and Build Coordinator. He is a native of Dallas.
Philip Moore  was known for his outstanding leadership, service and loyalty to his Tau brothers. A legacy who pledged with the Tau Chapter in 1966, he died in a car accident at age 29. The Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation honors his memory each year by presenting the Philip Moore award to a senior who shares the high qualities of leadership, service and brotherhood for which Philip Moore is remembered. 
Brandon Chi ’16 Awarded
the Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship
Brandon Chi , a mechanical engineering major with a minor in entrepreneurship, has been awarded the 2019 Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship. Brandon has served the Tau Chapter as Risk Manager, Grand Master of Ceremonies, and Pledge Class Social Chair, and has served on the philanthropy committee. Brandon, a Houston native, was previously awarded the Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship in 2017. 
Walt Schoenvogel   passed away in 2017 at the age of 63. Those who live in his hometown of Brenham knew him as a successful businessman, community leader, and philanthropist, but he is remembered by his Kappa Sig brothers as an exceptional athlete whose prowess helped bring intramural glory to Tau Chapter, and a loyal friend whose great sense of humor brought much happiness to those around him. To honor his memory, the Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship has been established to benefit a deserving Tau Chapter active each year who aspires to meet the high standards and principles of brotherhood, community service and philanthropy by which Walt himself lived.
Jake Kinnear ’17 and Marco Dizon ’17 Awarded
Richard Miller Foundation Scholarships 
Jake Kinnear , from Collierville, TN, is one of this year’s recipients of the Miller Foundation Scholarship. Jake currently serves the Tau Chapter as Grand Treasurer and previously served as Rush Chair. He is a business honors and finance major in the McCombs School of Business. 
Marco Dizon ’17, an energy finance Major, is one of this year’s recipients of the Miller Foundation Scholarship. Marco, a Dallas native, currently serves the Tau Chapter as Grand Master of Ceremonies. 
Richard Miller  recognized the development of leadership skills as the most important ingredient of success for any person or organization. Miller served as Tau Chapter Grand Master in 1939, was decorated for service in two wars, built a distinguished career as a businessman in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, served as Worthy Grand Master of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the national level and was honored as Tau Man of the Year in 1990. In 2006, the Richard G. Miller Memorial Foundation made a commitment to honor his memory each year through a scholarship to benefit outstanding leaders within the Tau Chapter.
Garrison Taska ’18 Chosen for Gabe Higgins Award

Newly elected Tau Chapter Grand Master Garrison Taska is the 2019 recipient of the Gabe Higgins Award. He has also served the Chapter as Tailgate Coordinator and Rush Captain and served last year on the Interfraternity Council executive board as Vice President of Recruitment. Garrison is majoring in sports management and minoring in business. A native of Kingwood, Texas, he played baseball at San Jacinto before transferring to UT Austin his sophomore year. 
Gabe Higgins  is remembered for his calm and unassuming demeanor, his ready willingness to help a brother in need, and his good character. The Gabe Higgins award is given annually by the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation to a Tau Chapter junior who shares the good qualities for which Gabe Higgins was known. 
Jacob Roschmann ’15 Selected for
Michael O’Connor Award 
Jacob Roschmann, a civil engineering major from Kerrville, Texas, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael O’Connor Award. He has served the Tau Chapter as Grand Master, Rush Chairman, and Build Coordinator. He was chosen for the Gabe Higgins Award in 2017. 
Michael "Mickey" O'Connor was an early 50s Tau Chapter initiate who passed away from an illness during his college years. His contemporaries established The Michael O'Connor Award to honor the senior who has best exemplified Mickey's joy of life and spirit of Kappa Sigma brotherhood throughout his years as a Tau Chapter active.
Jim Pritchett ’71 Chosen for Frank Erwin Award

Tau Chapter actives selected Jim Pritchett as this year’s recipient of the Frank Erwin Award. This honor is presented annually to an alumnus who has provided exceptional support and leadership to the Chapter. 

Jim served as Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation’s Board Chairman from 2011 through 2018. He was honored as Kappa Sigma Tau Man of the Year in 2013 and was previously chosen for the Frank Erwin Award in 2011. Earlier this year he was honored with the Supreme Executive Committee Distinguished Service Award at the 150th Anniversary Conclave in Charlottesville, VA.

As a Kappa Sigma undergraduate, he served the Tau Chapter in numerous roles, including Grand Master in 1974. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1974, he earned an MBA in marketing from the McCombs School of Business in 1976. 

He has held key leadership positions in multiple start-up/turnaround high-tech companies in the oil and gas, aerospace and healthcare industries. He served as Chairman and CEO of Petris Technology, a global leader in enterprise software for technical data management in the upstream oil and gas industry, until the company was sold to Halliburton in 2012. 

He now has a consulting business for high-tech companies.

He lives in Houston with his wife, Mick. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. 
Frank Erwin,  Chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents from 1966 to 1971, was a devoted Kappa Sig who served as an alumnus advisor and a founding trustee of the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation. He was honored as Tau Man of the Year in 1965 and again in 1980.