Alexander Uryga, Valparaiso ’15, was initiated into the Indiana Iota Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Valparaiso University in the fall of 2013. During his time as an undergraduate, he served as scholarship chairman and was a member of Order of Omega. In addition, Alexander was president of the Student Body on Student Senate, and he was an intern on Capitol Hill for a United States senator. In 2015, Alexander graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts in political science and history and as a Christ College, The Honors College, Scholar. After graduation, he worked at a government relations firm and then at a not-for-profit, and also served in AmeriCorps at a learning center.
Alexander currently works in the field of education. He holds a master of education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has completed additional studies from Columbia, Notre Dame, Northeastern, Georgetown, and Purdue. He has been recognized over the years—in 2016 as a James Madison Fellow; in 2017 with the William R. Richardson Fellowship and Robert J. Miller Leadership Award from the Phi Delta Theta Foundation; in 2019 for making the Michiana (Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana) Forty Under 40 list from the South Bend Regional Chamber; in 2021 with the Carolyn & Peter Lynch Award from the Lynch Foundation; and in 2022 with the Richard Aieta Promising Teacher Award from the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies.
“I took Phi Delta Theta’s Cardinal Principle of Sound Learning very seriously, and in doing so, it has made me the leader I am today in the field of education.”