The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin

Welcome to PBKAAGA!

The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin (PΒΚAAGA) was organized in 1998 to bring Phi Beta Kappans together and to promote the academic values of the society in keeping with our Mission Statement.  We program social and intellectual events and fund a number of scholarships for students about to enter college and those in baccalaureate degree programs.

We welcome all ΦΒΚ members in the Greater Austin area to membership.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so dues and contributions are tax-deductible.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin is to promote the liberal arts and sciences as essential elements of a productive and fulfilling life, to support excellence in education, and to raise the profile of Phi Beta Kappa in the community. 

We promote these goals by offering scholarships, mentoring, and other opportunities to area students and by providing programs and events which foster fellowship and life-long learning for our members. 

What's Happening in PBKAAGA?

Save these dates - see the Events tab for more information

Key Connections Gathering
to welcome recent PBK inductees
and young professionals.
Sunday, September 10, 3-5 PM
at Deep Eddy Cabaret

2315 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

 Fall 2017 General Meeting
Sunday, November 5, at 3 P.M.
at the Alkek Library at Texas State University
601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666

Dr. David Coleman, Director and Curator of the Wittliff Collection will host our Fall General Meeting and provide information about the collection.

Refreshments will be served


On May 7, 2017, at our Spring General Meeting, we honored four remarkable students.

Thanks to our scholarship committee and congratulations to our winners!

To read more about them and their impressive accomplishments, please click here.

We hope you enjoy our featured stories below. For the complete texts of these stories, and to read older "News," please click here.

Congratulations to our former PBKAAGA scholarship recipient, Joshua Riehl. His documentary about water in Haiti won the "Most Viewed Award" from PBS with over 25,000 views. Well done, Josh!

"Digging for Water” follows a Haitian community’s difficulty in obtaining a clean water source. Its director, investigative journalist Joshua Riehl, filmed the documentary during three trips to Haiti that took place over 18 months. 

The PBKAAGA wants to take a moment to recognize our members, and especially our donors, for what they make possible:  support for some of the finest students in the area. Every membership makes a difference.  Thank you, donors! 


Upcoming events

10 Sep 2017 3:00 PM • Deep Eddy Cabaret, 2315 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
05 Nov 2017 3:00 PM • Texas State University Alkek Library, 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Officers and Board Members

Suzon Kemp, President

Pam Autrey, 1st Vice-President
Bill Schleuse 2nd Vice-President

Scott Morse, Treasurer
Joyce Pulich, Secretary

Robert Bridges, Past President

Board Members:
Gemma Marangoni Ainslie
Michelle Berger
Noble Doss
Catherine Jaffe
Michael Palumbo
Yashvinder Sabharwal
Ann Schwartz
Joyce Statz
Alice Virginia White

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