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.

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Award Recipients

1991

James H. Dickson, Zeta Chi

1992

Dale Croston, Alpha
Tom C. Haros, Alpha Iota
Michelle Kincheloe, Alpha Iota

1993

Erin Burke, Iota Pi
Jeffrey Mayberry, Alpha
Michael Stoeber, Alpha Eta
Edward Williams, Zeta Upsilon

1994

David Stanfield, Beta Beta

1995

Kirk Randazzo, Zeta Chi

1996

Stephen Wright, Epsilon

1997

Robert Putman, Lambda
Anthony E. Roscoe, Alpha Omega

1999

Justin Couvillion, Alpha Iota
Adam Mewhorter, Gamma Theta

2000

Russell Brett Hulme, Alpha Omicron
Dave Justin, Delta Sigma

2001

Vicki Lancaster, Omicron
Amy Midyett, Alpha Iota
Brandon Parsons, Beta Psi
Chris Bussell, Zeta Chi
Beth Smith, Eta Omicron

2002

Tanya Baxley, Beta Omicron
Adam Cantley, Omicron
Melanie Muldrow, Kappa Beta
Brian Dorn, Kappa Delta
Denali Alt, Epsilon Psi

2003

Rodney Whiteman, Alpha Beta
Michael Green, Epsilon
Jonathan Hamiel, Kappa Lambda

2004

Dusty Brown, Delta Sigma
Christopher Johns, Beta
Jeffery McCrumb, Beta
Jason Morris, Iota Lambda
Katherine (Hoffman) Baker, Iota Kappa
Matthew Richardson, Kappa Alpha

2005

Jason Kellison, Delta Sigma
Marco Krcatovich II, Nu
Sam Rowley, Delta Iota
Phil Rubin, Kappa Mu

2006

Kate Cummings, Delta Omicron
Ed Savoy, Eta Alpha & Eta Omicron
Daniel Villanueva, Jr., Alpha Omicron
Michelle Wedster, Eta Delta
Clinton Wieden, Alpha

2007

Lance Coochyouma, Gamma Kappa & Omega
Holly Tetreault, Alpha
Eric Gilliam, Alpha Beta
Karen Norton, Theta Phi
Tesla Hartsog, Omicron

2008

Nicholas Annan, Zeta Chi
Adam Bates, Gamma Xi
Brian Coffil, Delta Omicron
Lauren Eakins, Omicron
Jeremy Horner, Alpha Beta
James Llamas, Psi
Raina Regan, Zeta Epsilon
Emily Rogers, Alpha Theta
Nathan Smith, Theta Alpha

2009

Jack Lee, Delta Sigma
Jason Reschke, Alpha Eta

2010

Mallory Legman, Delta Omicron
Marc Renaud, Zeta Epsilon

2011

Zebulon Watkins, Alpha Beta
Bret Zawilski, Eta Alpha / Eta Omicron
Maggie Greenwood, Epsilon Psi
Todd Halling, Epsilon Pi
Justin Roth, Omicron
Eric Snowden, Eta
Megan Polis, Beta Gamma
Tyson Misak, Delta

2012

LaTrondrick Hunter, Zeta Eta
Charlene Ronne, Lambda Alpha
Christopher Carpenter, Omicron
Katherine Beverage, Omicron

2013

Jason Mlady, Gamma Pi
Elissa Ashley, Eta Sigma
Corey Knapke, Upsilon
Kyle von Neumann, Epsilon Xi
Marina Pena, Kappa Mu & Nu Alpha
Thomas Martin, Jr., Pi

2014

Kyle Sullivan, Alpha Eta
James Kang, Theta Beta
Seth Sacher, Beta Chi
Carissa Vinovskis, Epsilon Omega
Allen Andrus, II, Zeta Beta
Zacke Naughton, Eta

2015

Hannah May, Beta Rho
Katelyn R. Demyan, Omicron
Brandon Fisher, Zeta Kappa

2016

Rebecca Leach, Omicron
Ashley Kohagen, Iota Omega
Graham Delafield, Delta
Kate Rohrich, Mu Pi
Bailey Rose, Kappa Sigma
Michelle Banis, Iota Lambda
Bang Co, Alpha Zeta
Adam Pallas, Kappa Alpha
Anthony Walker, Eta Phi

2017

Alyssa Tripi, Kappa Upsilon
Aaron Ammons, Iota Zeta
Shi Ya Ni, Gamma
Jeric Tumang, Alpha Zeta
Michael Bradford-Calhoun, Iota Zeta
Joseph Chen, Beta Sigma
Nathan Coronado, Beta Sigma
Zachary Stoddard, Nu Alpha
Jason Ortiz, Alpha Eta

2018

Kathleen Kelly, Theta Sigma
Miranda Cook, Omicron
Mitch Mikuchonis, Iota Kappa
Tabitha Kalin, Xi
Elizabeth Pineiro, Gamma Phi
Makenzie Darby, Alpha
Frank Marzen, Iota
Jesse Granados, Epsilon Psi
Justice Germany, Omicron
Danielle Francis, Lambda Tau

2019

Eustaquio Dones, Iota Phi
Hannah Cheeseman, Delta
Thai-Tu Nguyen, Zeta Kappa
Jason Filer, Alpha Zeta
Zachary Joseph, Eta
Nick Iavagnilio, Gamma Pi
Jacob Welper, Iota Omega
Andrew Kinsey, Iota Kappa
Aliyah Qualls, Beta Omicron