Outstanding Tau Chapter Leaders Recognized for Accomplishments 
Tiernan Schindel ’18 Chosen for
2020 Philip Moore Award
Tiernan Schindel, a finance major in the McCombs School of Business, is this year’s Philip Moore Award honoree. Tiernan has served the Tau Chapter as a Social Chair and as 2020 State Rush Captain, helping sign a pledge class of more than 60 new members. He is from Round Rock, Texas. 
Philip Moore was known for his outstanding leadership, service and loyalty to his Tau brothers. A legacy who pledged with the Tau Chapter in 1966, he died in a car accident at age 29. The Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation honors his memory each year by presenting the Philip Moore award to an upper classman who shares the high qualities of leadership, service and brotherhood for which Philip Moore is remembered. 
Matthew Flaherty '19 Awarded
Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship 
Matthew Flaherty, an economics major, was chosen for this year’s Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship. Matthew served as Vice President of Recruitment for UT's Interfraternity Council (IFC). He has served the Tau Chapter as Alumni Chair and on the Social and Rush Committees. He helped raise almost $60,000 for rush and helped sign the largest pledge class ever for Tau Chapter.

Matthew has contributed to the community in multiple ways, including delivering meals and fundraising for EMS Relief Fund last spring. He is from Houston/Kingwood, Texas.
Walt Schoenvogel  passed away in 2017 at the age of 63. Those who live in his hometown of Brenham knew him as a successful businessman, community leader, and philanthropist, but he is remembered by his Kappa Sig brothers as an exceptional athlete whose prowess helped bring intramural glory to Tau Chapter, and a loyal friend whose great sense of humor brought much happiness to those around him. To honor his memory, the Walt Schoenvogel Scholarship has been established to benefit a deserving Tau Chapter active each year who aspires to meet the high standards and principles of brotherhood, community service and philanthropy by which Walt himself lived.
Garrison Taska ’18 and Ethan Craft ’18 Awarded 
Richard G. Miller Memorial Foundation Scholarships
Garrison Taska, a sports management major, was selected as a recipient of the Richard G. Miller Memorial Foundation Scholarship. Garrison just completed the 2020 term as Tau Chapter Grand Master, and has previously served as Tailgate Coordinator and Rush Captain. He was the Gabe Higgins Award honoree in 2019 and was this year recognized by the Tau Trustees for outstanding leadership in service to the Tau Chapter. He is from Kingwood, Texas. 
Ethan Craft, a corporate finance major in the McCombs School of Business, was chosen as a recipient of the Richard G. Miller Memorial Foundation Scholarship. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Tau Chapter and is a Houston native. 
Richard Miller recognized the development of leadership skills as the most important ingredient of success for any person or organization. Miller served as Tau Chapter Grand Master in 1939, was decorated for service in two wars, built a distinguished career as a businessman in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, served as Worthy Grand Master of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the national level and was honored as Tau Man of the Year in 1990. In 2006, the Richard G. Miller Memorial Foundation made a commitment to honor his memory each year through a scholarship to benefit outstanding leaders within the Tau Chapter.
Grayson Coker ’16 Selected for Michael O’Connor Award
Grayson Coker, a Dallas native, was chosen for the Michael O’Connor Award, presented in April 2020. Grayson graduated in May, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He has served the Tau Chapter as Social Chair, Head Conductor (Pledge Trainer), Head of Rush, and Build Coordinator. In 2019, he was chosen for the Philip Moore Award.
Michael "Mickey" O'Connor was an early 50s Tau Chapter initiate who passed away from an illness during his college years. His contemporaries established The Michael O'Connor Award to honor the senior who has best exemplified Mickey's joy of life and spirit of Kappa Sigma brotherhood throughout his years as a Tau Chapter active.
Garrison Taska ’18 Recognized for Outstanding Leadership 
The Tau Trustees awarded outgoing Tau Chapter Grand Master Garrison Taska with a special honor at this year’s alumni celebration for his exceptional leadership and exemplary service. 

“I’ve worked with many Tau Chapter officers over a dozen years, and I don’t remember anyone who did a better job of communicating (returning every single phone call) or accomplishing what needed to be done,” said Mike Sharpe ’79, TKSEF Executive Director. “When others dropped the ball, Garrison would pick it up and see the task through to completion. It’s no wonder that a record pledge class was signed in spite of a global pandemic, and that the Chapter has made great strides with respect to ritual proficiency and fiscal accountability.” 
Before serving as Grand Master, Garrison served the Chapter as Tailgate Coordinator and Rush Captain. He served on the Interfraternity Council executive board as Vice President of Recruitment in 2018, was the Gabe Higgins Award honoree in 2019, and one of two Richard G. Miller Memorial Foundation Scholarship winners in 2020.

Garrison is majoring in sports management and minoring in business. A native of Kingwood, Texas, he played baseball at San Jacinto before transferring to UT Austin his sophomore year. 
Bill Zwiener ’73 Chosen for Frank Erwin Award 

Tau Chapter actives selected TKSEF Chairman Bill Zwiener as this year’s recipient of the Frank Erwin Award. This honor is presented annually to an alumnus who has provided exceptional support and leadership to the Chapter. 

“Bill has given more to the Chapter than anyone could ask for,” said Tau Chapter Grand Master Garrison Taska. "From the day I was elected Grand Master, Bill has been here for all of us. He gives countless hours of time to the Chapter and has helped us out financially on several occasions. He's opened his home and ranch to us, inviting us for crawfish boils and pool gatherings -- good times together that have made us closer as a fraternity. Bill has been a wonderful role model for us as well. He's a devoted husband and father who has raised four highly successful sons with his beautiful wife, Jeanie. It was an honor to present to him the Frank Erwin Award.” 

Bill is one of three generations of Tau Kappa Sigs, along with his father, Lonny (1925 - 2005), and his son, Russell. A Tau Trustee for the past 17 years, Bill has served on both the Trustee Executive Committee and the Nominating Committee. As an active, he served as Grand Master of Ceremonies, Grand Procurator, and was a Silver Spur. He graduated from UT Austin with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management in 1977. 

Bill is co-owner of Jones & Zwiener, Inc., one of the premier land management companies in Texas. Founded in 1987 to provide comprehensive land services to the oil and gas industry, Jones & Zwiener's reputation for integrity and performance is among the best in the industry.

He and his wife, Jeanie, have four sons: Russell, a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Orleans, Zach, head brewer for Community Brewing Company in Dallas, and Shane and Garrett, both Los Angeles-based actors. Russell and his wife, Jaime, have three daughters, Emmie, age 8, Molly, age 5, and CeCe, six months old.
Frank Erwin, Chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents from 1966 to 1971, was a devoted Kappa Sig who served as an alumnus advisor and a founding trustee of the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation. He was honored as Tau Man of the Year in 1965 and again in 1980.