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Tau Alpha Pi Colorado Gamma Chapter

   Logo for the Colorado Gamma Chapter of the Tau Alpha Pi at Metro State

Membership is by invitation only!

The Colorado Gamma Chapter (originally the Rho Gamma Chapter) of Tau Alpha Pi was established in 1977 at MSU Denver by Dr. Verne C. Kennedy, Jr., Dean of the then School of Engineering Technology and Mr. James Bestervelt, then Chair, Electrical Engineering Technology. Mr. Howard L. Paynter (MET) was the second faculty advisor assuming  the role in 1978 when Mr. James Bestervelt became Dean of the School of Engineering Technology.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Zsuzsa (Susan) Balogh (Primary Advisor, and CET), Professor Duane Swigert  (EET), Dr. Mingli He (MET).

For MSU Denver Graduation cords and other information on Tau Alpha Pi contact: Dr. Zsuzsa (Susan) Balogh

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Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates.


Tau Alpha Pi Colorado Gamma Chapter
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 29
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

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