Kyle has dedicated much of his spare time to help build a stronger community, both in the City of Edmonton and at the University of Alberta. His contributions as a member of the U of A Greek community are outstanding, though he has broadened his horizons in 2012, impacting Edmonton in much deeper ways.
Kyle recently served on the Board of Directors for the Edmonton Scarecrow Festival, which raises money for ABC Head Start that allows the organization to provide educational resources to special needs and low-income children in Edmonton. As well, Kyle volunteers with the Edmonton Humane Society, recently giving his time on Christmas Day to deliver newly-adopted animals to their new families. In October of 2012, Kyle organized a group of over 100 volunteers over five days to construct, decorate, and operate a haunted house for the Edmonton Scarecrow Festival. In three days of operations, the event brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, with the haunted house making a profit of approximately $10,000, all of which went to ABC Head Start, an organization that employs teachers, social workers, speech language pathologists, and home educators to low-income families and families that have children with special needs.
As a dedicated member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Kyle has made 2012 a stellar year. In addition to serving on his fraternity’s international board of directors (a role provided to only several students in North America), Kyle demonstrated steadfast leadership at the helm of the Interfraternity Council, representing the many fraternities at the U of A. In 2011, Kyle served as President of the fraternity, making Lambda Chi one of the most well-rounded Greek organizations on campus.
Kyle is a driven and highly-talented individual, but he connects with his peers in meaningful ways. Few U of A students are as adept as Kyle at transitioning between relaxation and working with an intense commitment to their craft. Kyle’s achievements in 2012 were stellar, and for this he is a deserving member of the Top 100.