The Phi Delta Theta Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1994 to recognize members of the Fraternity for excellence in career accomplishments, leadership, and character. On Saturday, February 2 in front of the volunteer leadership of Phi Delta Theta at the General Officers Conference in San Diego, California, Senator Dennis DeConcini was given this award for his lifelong career in public service.
Brother DeConcini served as Pima County Attorney from January 1972 until mid-1976 when he ran for the US Senate. Brother DeConcini served in the United States Senate for three terms as a Senator from Arizona. During that time, he served on the Appropriations Committee, Select Committee on Intelligence, Judiciary Committee, the Commission on Security and the Helsinki Commission for Cooperation in Europe. Brother DeConcini attended the University of Arizona where he was initiated into the Arizona Alpha Chapter in 1956 and received his B.A. in 1959 and his law degree in 1963. Brother DeConcini is a member of the Arizona Board of Regents, the State Bar of Arizona, Pima County Bar Association, American Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the International Center.
In picture (left to right) – President of the General Council, Chris Lapple and Senator Dennis DeConcini.