The Annual Sigma Phi Epsilon Founder's Day Dinner was highlighted Saturday

night, April 25, with the presentation of 29 awards ranging from $500 to

$5,000.

The scholarships were given to students based on academic achievement,

community involvement, fraternity participation, and campus leadership.

The awards are made possible through the Tennessee Alpha Scholarship Foundation,

which began in 1980.

Over $130,000 has been awarded in the past five years.

"Our alumni are leaders among UT and our national fraternity in

their efforts to support academic achievement and campus involvement,"

said Chapter President Dusty Stephens.

Over 250 undergraduates, alumni, and guests attended this year's event

held at the Radisson Hotel. Joe Caldwell, vice president of chapter programming,

said, "Our chapter is fortunate to have a foundation and alumni association

of this magnitude. The fund should reach $1 million this year."

This year's recipients included: Joe Caldwell, Matt Daniels, Aaron Hice,

Haynes Wilkes, Alan Hice, Jason Mount, Jake Iglehard, Paul Stechmesser,

Dusty Stephens, Andy Baggenstoss, Douglas Peek, Travis Foust, Leland Smith,

Michael Bowman, Sean Stephens, Jeff Waldo, Ryan Yanase, Jonathan Schmitt,

Steve Thompson, Brad Adams, Marty Price, Ryan Cleary, Scott Burton, Brad

Camp, Chris Thompson, Tim Spencer, Ryan Gregory, Jeremy Nelson and Garrick

Odum.

Sigma Phi Epsilon is the largest national fraternity with active membership

of more than 25,000.

The Tennessee Alpha Chapter at UT was founded in 1913.

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