Charles “Mike” Callais (Louisiana State University, '84), has been chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Man of Achievement Award. The award, presented by the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation and established in 1984, recognizes brothers who have risen to prominence in their fields of endeavor. These Brothers not only serve to inspire our members but serve as a great source of pride for Phi Kappa Theta. Mike will receive this esteemed award at Impact 18, the Fraternity’s biannual conference this August in Orlando.

Brother Callais is currently serving on the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he was initiated into the Louisiana Xi Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta in 1980 and earned a Bachelor of Science in business management.  Callais acts as Chief Executive Officer of Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC in Cut Off, Louisiana. He is active in the Knights of Columbus and Rotary Club of Golden Meadow, as well as several boards (including United Community Bank, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Lady of the Sea General Hospital and Catholic  Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux). Brother Callais demonstrates the importance of taking an active role in his community – a value shared with Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Mr. Callais resides in Cut Off, Louisiana with his wife Blanche Bouvier Callais. They have four children and four grandchildren.

Impact 18 will be hosted in Orlando, Florida in August of this year and will be a 48-hour intensive development opportunity for collegiate and alumni members on harnessing the power to positively change the communities around them. The conference will be held August 2-5 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity is the result of the merging of two Fraternities: Phi Kappa (1889, Brown university) and Theta Kappa Phi (1919, Lehigh university). The merging took place on April 29, 1959 at The Ohio State University. Phi Kappa Theta is a national fraternity that fosters five areas of development within its membership: leadership, fraternal, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Currently, the Fraternity has 42 active chapters. The mission of Phi Kappa Theta is to actively develop men to be effective leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity and God.

 Brother Callais pictured with his wife, Blanche, at the 2017 Biennial Convention in Washington D.C..

Brother Callais pictured with his wife, Blanche, at the 2017 Biennial Convention in Washington D.C..