J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award

This award was established in 1991 in order to recognize student leaders who have made outstanding contributions to college bands and the Fraternity. Dr. Burke served at Grand President from 1925-27 and was instrumental in drawing-up the first set of comprehensive by-laws and parliamentary procedures for Kappa Kappa Psi. Nominations for this award are accepted by the National Council by January 1 and July 1 of each year. Letters of nomination should include specific examples of the contributions this person has made.  Contributions can be made on the Chapter, District, or National level.

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Award Recipients

1991-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | 2020 – present

YearNameChapter
1991James H. DicksonZeta Chi
1992Dale CrostonAlpha
1992Tom C. HarosAlpha Iota
1992Michelle KincheloeAlpha Iota
1993Erin BurkeIota Pi
1993Jeffrey MayberryAlpha
1993Michael StoeberAlpha Eta
1993Edward WilliamsZeta Upsilon
1994David StanfieldBeta Beta
1995Kirk RandazzoZeta Chi
1996Stephen WrightEpsilon
1997Robert PutmanLambda
1997Anthony E. RoscoeAlpha Omega
1999Justin CouvillionAlpha Iota
1999Adam MewhorterGamma Theta
2000Russell Brett HulmeAlpha Omicron
2000Dave JustinDelta Sigma
2001Vicki LancasterOmicron
2001Amy MidyettAlpha Iota
2001Brandon ParsonsBeta Psi
2001Chris BussellZeta Chi
2001Beth SmithEta Omicron
2002Tanya BaxleyBeta Omicron
2002Adam CantleyOmicron
2002Melanie MuldrowKappa Beta
2002Brian DornKappa Delta
2002Denali AltEpsilon Psi
2003Rodney WhitemanAlpha Beta
2003Michael GreenEpsilon
2003Jonathan HamielKappa Lambda
2004Dusty BrownDelta Sigma
2004Christopher JohnsBeta
2004Jeffery McCrumbBeta
2004Jason MorrisIota Lambda
2004Katherine (Hoffman) BakerIota Kappa
2004Matthew RichardsonKappa Alpha
2005Jason KellisonDelta Sigma
2005Marco Krcatovich IINu
2005Sam RowleyDelta Iota
2005Phil RubinKappa Mu
2006Kate CummingsDelta Omicron
2006Ed SavoyEta Alpha / Eta Omicron
2006Daniel Villanueva, Jr.Alpha Omicron
2006Michelle WedsterEta Delta
2006Clinton WiedenAlpha
2007Lance CoochyoumaGamma Kappa / Omega
2007Holly TetreaultAlpha
2007Eric GilliamAlpha Beta
2007Karen NortonTheta Phi
2007Tesla HartsogOmicron
2008Nicholas AnnanZeta Chi
2008Adam BatesGamma XI
2008Brian CoffilDelta Omicron
2008Lauren EakinsOmicron
2008Jeremy HornerAlpha Beta
2008James LlamasPsi
2008Raina ReganZeta Epsilon
2008Emily RogersAlpha Theta
2008Nathan SmithTheta Alpha
2009Jack LeeDelta Sigma
2009Jason ReschkeAlpha Eta
2010Mallory LegmanDelta Omicron
2010Marc RenaudZeta Epsilon
2011Zebulon WatkinsAlpha Beta
2011Bret ZawilskiEta Alpha / Eta Omicron
2011Maggie GreenwoodEpsilon Psi
2011Todd HallingEpsilon Pi
2011Justin RothOmicron
2011Eric SnowdenEta
2011Megan PolisBeta Gamma
2011Tyson MisakDelta
2012LaTrondrick HunterZeta Eta
2012Charlene RonneLambda Alpha
2012Christopher CarpenterOmicron
2012Katherine BeverageOmicron
2013Jason MladyGamma Pi
2013Elissa AshleyEta Sigma
2013Corey KnapkeUpsilon
2013Kyle von NeumannEpsilon Xi
2013Marina PenaKappa Mu / Nu Alpha
2013Thomas Martin, Jr.Pi
2014Kyle SullivanAlpha Eta
2014James KangTheta Beta
2014Seth SacherBeta Chi
2014Carissa VinovskisEpsilon Omega
2014Allen Andrus, IIZeta Beta
2014Zacke NaughtonEta
2015Hannah MayBeta Rho
2015Katelyn R. DemyanOmicron
2015Brandon FisherZeta Kappa
2016Rebecca LeachOmicron
2016Ashley KohagenIota Omega
2016Graham DelafieldDelta
2016Kate RohrichMu Pi
2016Bailey RoseKappa Sigma
2016Michelle BanisIota Lambda
2016Bang CoAlpha Zeta
2016Adam PallasKappa Alpha
2016Anthony WalkerEta Phi
2017Alyssa TripiKappa Upsilon
2017Aaron AmmonsIota Zeta
2017Shi Ya NiGamma
2017Jeric TumangAlpha Zeta
2017Michael Bradford-CalhounIota Zeta
2017Joseph ChenBeta Sigma
2017Nathan CoronadoBeta Sigma
2017Zachary StoddardNu Alpha
2017Jason OrtizAlpha Eta
2018Kathleen KellyTheta Sigma
2018Miranda CookOmicron
2018Mitch MikuchonisIota Kappa
2018Tabitha KalinXi
2018Elizabeth PineiroGamma Phi
2018Makenzie DarbyAlpha
2018Frank MarzenIota
2018Jesse GranadosEpsilon Psi
2018Justice GermanyOmicron
2018Danielle FrancisLambda Tau
2019Eustaquio DonesIota Phi
2019Hannah CheesemanDelta
2019Thai-Tu NguyenZeta Kappa
2019Jason FilerAlpha Zeta
2019Zachary JosephEta
2019Nick IavagnilioGamma Pi
2019Jacob WelperIota Omega
2019Andrew KinseyIota Kappa
2019Aliyah QuallsBeta Omicron
2019Brianna McKinzieAlpha Eta
2019Justice GermanyOmicron
2019Dionicio CardenasAlpha Psi
2020Atia AroonsakulwongseAlpha Omega
2020EmaLee AlexanderNu Rho
2020Garret GardenhireLambda
2020Mali GlaisterXi
2020Spencer BajcarAlpha Iota
2020Luis BencomoAlpha Psi
2020Evan ChoyKappa Gamma
2020William JohnstonTheta Sigma
2020Hunter MurphyIota Alpha
2021Jacob CoughlinEpsilon Omega
2021Deena EreifejAlpha Omega
2021Anthony GoodinNu Nu
2021Jack GornickAlpha Zeta
2021Mia HarveyNu Zeta
2021Jake JanuaryAlpha
2021Ryan MalburgZeta Epsilon
2021Katrina MarekMu Delta
2021Laurente ObyNu Psi
2021Tar-Shae’ OdomZeta Eta
2021Ayleen SanchezAlpha Chi
2021Katie WatersZeta Chi
2022Kristen DavisNu Gamma
2022Madeline LeeEpsilon
2022Ben JonesZeta Eta
2022Cameren CalhounIota Zeta
2022Glenna FulitanoEpsilon Omega
2022Jay ChapaMu Kappa
2022Tyler StumpZeta Epsilon
2022Patrick CaraveoAlpha Chi
2022Enrrique CarrilloBeta Lambda
2022Logan DominguezIota Kappa
2022Amrutha MurthyXi Beta
2022Ari WrightNu