After a complete nomination process, The College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso chose Texas Tau Phi Taylor Harmon to represent the entire centennial graduating class based on his top ranked grade point average (4.0/4.0), community service, philanthropy and student leadership involvement. A large portion of Brother Harmon’s leadership involvement included the cultivation of Phi Delta Theta on campus. He has set a prime example for his chapter and community by becoming a True Blue Society member and an Iron Phi.
Brother Harmon is proud of the efforts that he and his chapter have put forth in creating the most successful philanthropic event at UTEP, the annual “Iron Turkey Run/Walk to End ALS,” which raises thousands of dollars every year for the ALS Association chapter in New Mexico. During his undergraduate career, Brother Harmon was awarded the prestigious Men and Women of Mines award (also honoring the top students), was a College Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives Scholar, a National Science Foundation Scholar under the PREM grant (Partnership for Research and Education in Materials), and a UPBiT Scholar (Undergraduate Participation in Bioinformatics Training). Collectively, Brother Harmon dedicated well over 2,500 hours towards undergraduate research, and looks forward to continuing his project in organic photovoltaic solar cells before he enters medical school next year.
Brother Harmon feels that his experience as a brother in Phi Delta Theta truly allowed him to understand the importance of Morrison’s Philosophy and “to do what out to be done” when working towards his future goals as an undergraduate. Most importantly, Brother Harmon values the fraternal bond shared between all of his brothers in the Texas Tau Chapter, which will always be his most memorable experiences in college.