Man of Achievement

2017 Man of Achievement Paul Allen Washington State University, ‘75 Brother Paul Allen (Washington State University, ‘75) will be honored as Man of Achievement at the 2017 Biennial Convention this July. Brother Paul Allen, American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, alongside Bill Gates. He is also co-founder of the Seattle Sounders and owns two professional sports teams—the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL and the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.Brother Allen is the founder of Vulcan Inc., the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Institute for Cell Science.

2017 Man of Achievement
Paul Allen
Washington State University, ‘75

Brother Paul Allen (Washington State University, ‘75) will be honored as Man of Achievement at the 2017 Biennial Convention this July.

Brother Paul Allen, American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, alongside Bill Gates. He is also co-founder of the Seattle Sounders and owns two professional sports teams—the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL and the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.Brother Allen is the founder of Vulcan Inc., the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Institute for Cell Science.

2017 Man of Achievement Boysie Bollinger University of Louisiana at Lafayette, ‘71 Brother Boysie Bollinger (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, ‘71) will be honored as Man of Achievement at the 2017 Biennial Convention this July. Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger is President and CEO of Bollinger Enterprises, formerly with Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., providing construction, repair and conversion products and services to the military and commercial marine industries. Brother Bollinger is involved with the United States Coast Guard Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the United Way, and the Boy Scouts of America, among other nonprofits. He is also Chairman of the Nicholls State University Foundation. More on Brother Bollinger HERE.

2017 Man of Achievement
Boysie Bollinger

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, ‘71

Brother Boysie Bollinger (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, ‘71) will be honored as Man of Achievement at the 2017 Biennial Convention this July.

Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger is President and CEO of Bollinger Enterprises, formerly with Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., providing construction, repair and conversion products and services to the military and commercial marine industries. Brother Bollinger is involved with the United States Coast Guard Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the United Way, and the Boy Scouts of America, among other nonprofits. He is also Chairman of the Nicholls State University Foundation.

More on Brother Bollinger HERE.


John F. Kennedy Award

2017 John F. Kennedy Award Recipient Sean Stephenson DePaul University, '01 Brother Sean Stephenson (DePaul University, '01) will be honored with The John F. Kennedy Award at the 2017 Biennial Convention this July. When Sean was born, doctors predicted he would not survive more than 24 hours because of a rare bone disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. Despite the challenges he faced, he’s taken a stand for a quality of life that has reached millions of people around the world including Sir Richard Branson, President Clinton, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to online videos with hundreds of millions of views. The Biography Channel did an hour feature on his life called Three Foot Giant. His message has been heard at live events in over 16 countries and 48 states in the past 23 years. Sean’s latest book, Get Off Your But, has swept the US and been released in almost a dozen languages around the world. As a board certified therapist, Sean uses humor and compassion to develop a fun environment where individuals open their hearts and minds for lasting empowerment to occur. Brother Stephenson has spoken at numerous Phi Kappa Theta events in the past and we are honored to present him with this award!

2017 John F. Kennedy Award Recipient
Sean Stephenson

DePaul University, '01

Brother Sean Stephenson (DePaul University, '01) will be honored with The John F. Kennedy Award at the 2017 Biennial Convention this July.

When Sean was born, doctors predicted he would not survive more than 24 hours because of a rare bone disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. Despite the challenges he faced, he’s taken a stand for a quality of life that has reached millions of people around the world including Sir Richard Branson, President Clinton, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to online videos with hundreds of millions of views. The Biography Channel did an hour feature on his life called Three Foot Giant.

His message has been heard at live events in over 16 countries and 48 states in the past 23 years. Sean’s latest book, Get Off Your But, has swept the US and been released in almost a dozen languages around the world.

As a board certified therapist, Sean uses humor and compassion to develop a fun environment where individuals open their hearts and minds for lasting empowerment to occur.

Brother Stephenson has spoken at numerous Phi Kappa Theta events in the past and we are honored to present him with this award!

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Recipient Brother Sean Guardian SDSU, '14 This July we will be honoring Brother Sean Guardian (SDSU, '14) as our 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus at a special Luncheon. The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recognizes an outstanding Brother under the age of 30 who has exemplified the Ideals of Phi Kappa Theta in career success and service to the community. The award was established in 2013. Brother Guardian has traveled around the globe working with Hurricane Yolanda victims in the Philippines; problem solving in the slums of Delhi, India; building homes in Nepal for victims of one of the largest earthquakes in its history, and plans to move on to Cambodia, teaching English and math to orphans in Phnom Penh. Guardian said his time with the Fraternity was, without a doubt, the biggest single influence on his growth as an individual and a servant leader. Some of his roles in college included Vice President of Risk Management, Associate Member Educator, President and IFC President. He said his time there fostered a calling to the service of others and he was influenced by many members, including Brother Ryan Fowler (SDSU, '11), who is currently teaching in Colombia. Guardian doesn’t view his own ups and downs as relevant. “Any discomfort I feel pales in comparison to what the people around me have gone through.” “The fraternity has helped me develop the confidence and moral compass that led me to this life-changing journey. You’re helping people rebuild their lives not for personal gain, but because that’s what makes the world a better place.” - Sean Guardian

2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Recipient
Brother Sean Guardian

SDSU, '14

This July we will be honoring Brother Sean Guardian (SDSU, '14) as our 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus at a special Luncheon.

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recognizes an outstanding Brother under the age of 30 who has exemplified the Ideals of Phi Kappa Theta in career success and service to the community. The award was established in 2013.

Brother Guardian has traveled around the globe working with Hurricane Yolanda victims in the Philippines; problem solving in the slums of Delhi, India; building homes in Nepal for victims of one of the largest earthquakes in its history, and plans to move on to Cambodia, teaching English and math to orphans in Phnom Penh.

Guardian said his time with the Fraternity was, without a doubt, the biggest single influence on his growth as an individual and a servant leader. Some of his roles in college included Vice President of Risk Management, Associate Member Educator, President and IFC President. He said his time there fostered a calling to the service of others and he was influenced by many members, including Brother Ryan Fowler (SDSU, '11), who is currently teaching in Colombia.

Guardian doesn’t view his own ups and downs as relevant. “Any discomfort I feel pales in comparison to what the people around me have gone through.”

“The fraternity has helped me develop the confidence and moral compass that led me to this life-changing journey. You’re helping people rebuild their lives not for personal gain, but because that’s what makes the world a better place.”

- Sean Guardian


All of the Honorees are being recognized through the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation.