The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin (PBKAAGA) was formed by members of PBK, those elected at the Alpha of Texas and throughout the country, to promote the academic values of the society in Austin and the surrounding region. In addition to organizing social and intellectual events, including a lecture and reception twice a year, PBKAAGA has created endowments to fund scholarships for local high school students who will soon enter college and for adult students who are returning to college to complete their B.A. or B.S. degrees. PBKAAGA welcomes any PBK member living in the Greater Austin area to join.
Thanks to all who joined us for our fall meeting on November 22nd!
Our Guest Speaker was Thomas G. Mason, who is board president of the Texas Water Foundation and has served on the Texas Advisory Board of the Environmental Defense Fund for over 25 years. His topic was “The Future of Water in Texas – Will We Have Enough?”
The event took place at the Austin
History Center, 810
Guadalupe St., Austin,
Tx 78701. To view more details please click here. To download the invitation, please click here.
Meet the recipients of our 2015 PBKAAGA Scholarships!
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.
As the academic year ends, 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 make a difference. Thank you, donors!