Previous Winners

2017—Gabby Struckell

Gabby is a fourth-year Neuroscience Major, Dance Minor from Dallas, TX. She enjoys seeking out opportunities of combining her interest in the neuroscience field with her passion for dance and creativity. She loves engaging with the Charlottesville community and has truly found a home at UVA. Gabby is also a proud member of the Virginia Epsilon Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

After joining Pi Phi in the Spring of 2015, Gabby knew that she wanted to be involved in shaping the future of the chapter. She was elected Vice President of Fraternity Development in the Spring of 2016. As VPFD, Gabby enjoyed planning initiation for the new members, and educating the chapter about fraternity heritage, spreading a passion for ceremony and ritual. In the Spring of 2017, Gabby was elected Chapter President and since has enjoyed the position thoroughly. Her favorite part of the job is connecting with chapter members and hearing their ideas to make the chapter a comfortable place for everyone. She also enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with other chapter presidents in the ISC, IFC, MGC, and the NPHC. Gabby was very excited to hear that she was awarded this scholarship, and is so thankful to the selection committee.

2016—Joe Sweeney

Joe SweeneyWith unanimous selection, we are honored to present the 2016 Quent Alcorn Scholarship to Joe Sweeney.

Joe is a third-year Systems Engineering student from Evergreen, CO, and a brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

As a brother of TKE, Joe has served as brotherhood chairman, president, treasurer and philanthropy chair. He joined TKE, a relatively new fraternity on Grounds, because he knew he “could be a part of something great and offer his time and abilities to better the fraternity”. For his outstanding dedication and selfless-service towards his fraternity, Joe received the regions “Best New Member” award from TKE national headquarters and the “Emerging Leader” award from the Interfraternity Council at UVA.