Tech's chapter of Pi Beta Phi receives Balfour Cup - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tech's chapter of Pi Beta Phi receives Balfour Cup

Texas Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women (Source: Texas Tech Twitter) Texas Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women (Source: Texas Tech Twitter)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech's Texas Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women has received the Balfour Cup for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Texas Gamma, along with 10 other chapters, was named a Chapter of Excellence prior to receiving the award, according to a Tech news release. Among those 11 chapters, Texas Gamma was named the winner of the cup.

“Winning the Balfour Cup was a goal our chapter made from the beginning,” Laura Ragsdale, Texas Gamma chapter of Pi Beta Phi president and senior journalism major from Dallas, said in the release. “So, when they called our name, it was crazy. We could not help but cry tears of joy because we were so excited our dream had come true.”

Texas Gamma served a total of 3,000 hours of community service this academic year and raised more than $14,000 for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation. 

“Texas Gamma embraces the Pi Phi member experience while also seeking to make a difference in its local Panhellenic and campus community,” Paula Shepherd, president of Pi Beta Phi, said in the release. “We also are proud of the chapter’s efforts to extend its philanthropic work beyond the Texas Tech campus to make the world we live in a better place.”

Copyright 2017 KCBD. All rights reserved. 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

    Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:20:06 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:33:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    Standing alongside Putin, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last week's federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.

    Standing alongside Putin, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last week's federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.

  • Mennonite community thriving in Seminole

    Mennonite community thriving in Seminole

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:30:26 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The Mennonite community is thriving in Seminole, since coming here in the late 1970s. However, it wasn't without a lot of hardship, and a lot of help.

    The Mennonite community is thriving in Seminole, since coming here in the late 1970s. However, it wasn't without a lot of hardship, and a lot of help.

  • Seminole: Big time artist likes small town living

    Seminole: Big time artist likes small town living

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:18:33 GMT
    Jammey Huggins (Source: KCBD Video)Jammey Huggins (Source: KCBD Video)
    Jammey Huggins (Source: KCBD Video)Jammey Huggins (Source: KCBD Video)

    Jammey Huggins calls herself 'small town', but you'll see her bronze sculptures in galleries all across the southwest from Tucson, Arizona, to the Texas Hill Country.

    Jammey Huggins calls herself 'small town', but you'll see her bronze sculptures in galleries all across the southwest from Tucson, Arizona, to the Texas Hill Country.

Powered by Frankly