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W&L Alumna Honored by Pi Beta Phi

Shiri Yadlin, who graduated from Washington and Lee this past June, has received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Amy Burnham Onken Award.

The award honors a Pi Phi in her senior year of college who has best lived the organization’s qualities of excellent scholarship and outstanding campus participation and community service during her collegiate career. The award honors past Pi Beta Phi Grand President Amy Burnham Onken.

Shiri, of Irvine, Calif., received a U.S. teaching assistantship to Austria following graduation. She majored in politics and religion and minored in poverty and human capability studies.

The Pi Beta Phi award recognized, among other activities, the time that Shiri devoted to the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee. Altogether, she completed more than 1,300 hours of community service.

“Pi Beta Phi is privileged to be able to recognize collegiate members who do such remarkable work in their local community,” said Grand President Mary Loy Tatum. “We applaud Shiri for her commitment to the Washington and Lee community. Her four years of selfless service are a true reflection of her passion for philanthropic service to others.”

Founded at Monmouth College, in Illinois, in 1867, Pi Beta Phi has 135 chapters and more than 300 alumnae organizations worldwide.