Michael Bumbry ’07 receives national honor from Pi Kappa Phi
Recognized for his contributions to higher education, Bumbry has been named to the fraternity’s first class of Thirty Under 30 honorees.
An accomplished Elon University young alumnus received national recognition this summer from his fraternity as one of the first recipients of Pi Kappa Phi's "Thirty Under 30" award.
Michael Bumbry '07 is featured on a list recognizing Pi Kappa Phi young alumni who uphold the fraternity’s values after their undergraduate careers. Winners will be honored in August at the fraternity’s national convention in Atlanta.
Founded in 1904 at the College of Charleston, Pi Kappa Phi has 160 initiated chapters and 17 associate chapters across 43 states, according to the fraternity's website. It today counts more than 100,000 members.
Nominated by fellow Pi Kappa Phi brother Chase Rumley ’09, Bumbry received the honor based on his work in the field of higher education. The announcement of the award lists several of Bumbry’s accomplishments, including developing new leadership curriculum for Greek students and forming a counseling group for gay fraternity men at Duke University, co-chairing the Mid-Atlantic College and University Housing Officers’ Student and Staff Live-in conference at Temple University, creating a student affairs interest organization at North Carolina State University, and designing curriculum for aspiring student affairs professionals at Loyola University Chicago.
Bumbry has also been a dedicated volunteer as an Elon alumnus. He is currently vice president of Elon’s LGBTQIA alumni network, and he has served as president of the university’s Young Alumni Council.
In 2009, Bumbry earned a master’s degree in higher education from North Carolina State University and he is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher education at Loyola University Chicago. Bumbry now works at the University of Chicago as the Assistant Director of Reunions and Class Giving.