A local university fraternity is basking in the glow of winning several national awards.

The Tau Chapter of Phi Lambda Chi at Texas A&M University-Texarkana won three national awards at the Phi Lambda Chi National Fraternity Conference July 17-19 in Dallas. The A&M-Texarkana chapter won the Campus Involvement Award for participation and student leadership on campus and was one of three recipients of the Chapter Excellence Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a chapter.

Kim Ganado, a senior from Hope, Ark., was named National Brother of the Year for 2014-15. Kris London of Longview, Texas, a recent graduate, was elected vice president of finance for the Phi Lambda Chi National Executive Board. Keith Beason, chapter adviser and activities and orientation specialist at the university, was elected vice president of alumni relations.

“The awards were a great accomplishment for this young chapter, considering that it was chartered in September of 2013,” Beason said.

“Overall it was an exciting week for our chapter,” Beason said. “Our members’ hard work has really paid off.”