The Shane Yates Fellowship
The Shane Yates Fellowship Fund was established in 2016 following the passing of Brother Shane Yates Ashland ’97, who for more than a decade had passionately served the leadership development needs of Phi Psi brothers.
Following his graduation from Ashland University in 1997, Brother Yates worked tirelessly as a Phi Psi Educational Leadership Consultant. He served as Director of Leadership Development for 10 years, then turned his attention to assisting individual chapters. His influential legacy as a positive role model, friend, and advisor echoes in the lives of thousands of young brothers.
The Terry Harper Fellowship
The Terrence “Terry” G. Harper Fellowship Fund was established in honor and memory of Terrence G. Harper, Oklahoma ’85. Brother Harper was introduced to Phi Kappa Psi at Oklahoma State while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and lent his efforts to the reorganization of the Oklahoma Beta Chapter. He later became the Chapter’s first President along with holding numerous leadership roles during his undergraduate years including Alumni Relations Committee Chairman and Correspondent to The Shield. For his work on The Shield, Brother Harper was awarded the Edgar Fahs Smith Award at the 1986 Grand Arch Council.
Brother Harper began his 13 years on staff in 1986 as an Educational Leadership Consultant. After holding positions as the Director of Publications and Director of Chapter Services and Risk Management, he became the Fraternity’s fourth Executive Director, a position he held for nine years. He was instrumental in creating programs such as the Presidents Leadership Academy and the Leadership Experience.
Following his service on the professional staff, Brother Harper remained active with the Fraternity in a volunteer capacity serving as a Permanent Fund Trustee, Treasurer of the Indianapolis Alumni Association, member of the Order of the SC, and as symposiarch for the 2008 Grand Arch Council’s closing banquet. Outside of Phi Kappa Psi, Terry served as the Executive Director of the Society of Professional Journalists for seven years.