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Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
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nominatebutton1The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recognizes an outstanding Brother under the age of 30 who has exemplified the Ideals of Phi Kappa Theta in career success and service to the community. The award was established in 2013.

2017 Recipient: Sean Guardian (SDSU, '14)
2016 Recipient: Taylor Loutsis (ASU, '15) - Project Minembwe
2015 Recipient:
Paul Goodman (SDSU, '10) - Pura Vida Bracelet

2014 Recipient: Tom Moore (George Mason, '06) - ROCS


OYAABrother Guardian (SDSU, ‘14) has traveled around the globe working with Hurricane Yolanda victims in the Philippines; problem solving in the slums of Delhi, India; building homes in Nepal for victims of one of the largest earthquakes in its history, and plans to move on to Cambodia, teaching English and math to orphans in Phnom Penh.

Guardian said his time with the Fraternity was, without a doubt, the biggest single influence on his growth as an individual and a servant leader. Some of his roles in college included Vice President of Risk Management, Associate Member Educator, President and IFC President. He said his time there fostered a calling to the service of others and he was influenced by many members, including Brother Ryan Fowler (SDSU, ‘11), who is currently teaching in Colombia.

Guardian doesn’t view his own ups and downs as relevant. "Any discomfort I feel pales in comparison to what the people around me have gone through.”

"The fraternity has helped me develop the confidence and moral compass that led me to this life-changing journey. You’re helping people rebuild their lives not for personal gain, but because that’s what makes the world a better place.”


Watch the full Sean Guardian speech from #PKTDC17 online:


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