This fall, the North Carolina Beta Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed 23 new members into their 2013 Fall pledge class. The class is very diverse, coming from six different states and eight different cities within the state of North Carolina. The class contains young men on three different varsity sports and two club sports. There is a member on the Clef Hangers (a renowned a cappella group on campus) and members involved in student government and numerous other clubs on campus. The class brags three legacies and owners of the Blanchard Scholarship, National Merit Corporate Scholarship and the Covenant Scholarship. It is a class of 23 tremendous young men who will continue to exemplify what it means to be a Phi for years to come.
Brother William Gray Lindsey of Durham, North Carolina, a senior, has been awarded a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship for his academic, leadership and public service accomplishments. He is one of 62 Truman Scholars who were selected from among 629 candidates nominated by 293 colleges and universities. Lindsey is majoring in history and political science with a minor in entrepreneurship and has studied abroad in Oxford and London through Honors Carolina. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in support for graduate school toward a public service-related degree. Lindsey, who plans to pursue a joint-degree program in law and public administration, is the 30th winner from UNC since the program began in 1977. Brother Lindsey was also endorsed by the University for the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.
On campus, Lindsey is the chair of the Carolina Advocacy Committee, a student group that lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly. He served as vice president of the Interfraternity Council, chair of the Greek Judicial Board and as a finance committee member of Student Congress.