Chemical engineering student awarded Phi Kappa Psi scholarship

Published: Sep 29, 2010 1:00:00 PM
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Daniel Pulliam

Daniel Pulliam, Birmingham native and junior in chemical engineering, was recently awarded the 2010 Phi Kappa Psi Jerry Nelson Scholarship. The award recognizes a member of the fraternity who has made significant contributions to his chapter, campus and community and has maintained high moral standards and excellence.

"I am honored to receive Brother Nelson's award. His accomplishments and perspective on life motivate me to further pursue my goals,” said Pulliam. “The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is based on the great joy of serving others. Through teaching, one provides the greatest service."

The award is named in honor of Jerry Nelson, a ’48 graduate of University of California-Los Angeles. He is well-known for establishing the chapter scholarship fund program and is also recognized as the founder of the American Leadership Academy. Nelson is president and founder of Pinnacle Peak Land Company and of Pinnacle Paradise Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz. He is a trustee of the Phi Psi Foundation.

Contributed by Elizabeth Mahaney