Student Keeps Award-Winning Tradition Alive
Published: Monday, September 30, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 14:09
North Dakota State University’s very own Kyle Sebesta was the 2013 recipient of the Reginald E. F. Colley Award for Theta Chi Fraternity. The Colley Award is the highest honor an undergraduate student can receive recognizing superior achievement in academics, fraternity and the community.
From the beginning, Sebesta had his mind set on serving others. Throughout his time at NDSU, Sebesta has been extremely involved. Most notably was Sebesta’s participation and later leading of NDSU’s Summer Leadership Institute in 2010 and 2012. During this time, Sebesta helped new, incoming students and transfer students adjust and become successful in the college atmosphere.
Sebesta was also the founder of the NDSU-Fargo Lions Club, which has been an ongoing success. It is also one of the leading clubs on campus for serving the community and working with the North Dakota Association of the Blind.
The current president of Theta Chi and NDSU senior Daniel Kvasnicka said, “What amazes me is his work ethic with everything he does for the fraternity. He pushes himself, and his brothers to constantly be thinking of how the chapter can be better.”
As the 2013 recipient of the Colley Award Sebesta joins three other NDSU graduates who all have achieved the same prestigious honor: Roman E. Meyers—1934, Maj. Gen. Larry F. Tanberg—1941 and Cory Loveless—2011.
Reginald E. F. Colley, after whom the award was named, was also a graduate of NDSU’s class of 1915. After graduating, Colley went overseas to serve in the U.S. Army on the Western Front and later died at the age of 39 years.
Colley’s acclaimed reputation on campus as a community and civic leader led him to leave behind a revered legacy of servant leadership, which continues to inspire Theta Chi members around the country.