South Alabama Phi Xi
Mobile, AL 36608
Charter Date October 26, 1985
Chapter No. 135
Advisor Dr. Kuang-Ting Hsiao
The University of South Alabama was established by an Act of the Alabama State legislature in May 1963. The Mechanical Engineering Program received ABET accreditation in 1983, and at the time plans were made to establish a Pi Tau Sigma Chapter. In the fall of 1985, fifteen Mechanical Engineering students, under the direction of Department Chairman Dr. George W. Douglas, petitioned the National Council for a chapter to be established at the University of South Alabama.
The Phi Xi Chapter was formally installed on October 26, 1985, by National President Hudy Hewitt, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer Edwin Griggs, and Vice-President Bill Cottingham.
The Phi Xi Chapter will occupy a leadership position within the Mechanical Engineering Department, and service to the profession will be promoted.
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