During the 2017 Brotherhood Banquet, Aaron Vance, Louisville ’14, received the prestigious William H. Shideler Award. He exemplifies a man of character who developed into a true man of distinction throughout his time at the Beta Beta Chapter.

Vance graduated magnum cum laude from the University of Louisville with a degree in political science, public policy and prelaw. He was named a McConnell Scholar, named for Sen. Mitch McConnell, Louisville ’61.

Vance was elected student body president with a record-breaking 72 percent of the vote. During his tenure, he oversaw a $1.2 million budget and served as a member of the university’s board of trustees. Vance also served as director of governmental relations and political coordinator for the Student Government Association. In that role, he led the largest student advocacy team in Kentucky, Cards in Action, which lobbied state and federal legislators on university funding issues.

As a member of Beta Beta Chapter, Vance served as vice president and attended Leadership Academy, two National Conventions and two Conclaves. He was a cabin counselor at Flying Horse Farms, a SeriousFun Camp in Ohio. Vance was a three-time recipient of Foundation scholarships and was a two-time recipient of Beta Beta’s Morton Walker Memorial Scholarship.

This year, Vance entered Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law on a full scholarship.

This article appears in the December 2017 issue of the Laurel, which can be viewed online, in its entirety, at phikappatau.org/laurel.