OSU graduate receives national fraternity award
Monday, November 1, 2021
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Oklahoma State University graduate Maximum Waller has been named Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Scholar of the Year for 2020-21.
The award recognizes exceptional members of Sigma Nu Fraternity whose service and leadership exemplify the fraternity’s mission to develop ethical leaders. The Scholar of the Year Award is presented to the most academically excellent member each year and is chosen through a competitive process.
The major emphasis in the selection of the recipient is based on the member living an honorable life by upholding the ideals of Sigma Nu and influencing others to do the same.
The applicant’s academic excellence, extracurricular record, and demonstrated leadership for the fraternity, school, state, and nation are also taken into account.
Waller, a Tulsa native, graduated from Jenks High School in 2017 and OSU in 2021 with a 3.98 GPA majoring in finance and accounting. In addition to his achievements in the classroom, Waller accumulated a consistent record of service to OSU’s Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, including service on the Executive Committee and as two-year media chairman for the chapter’s signature philanthropy basketball tournament – the Temple Classic.
He contributed to the OSU community as a member of the President’s Leadership Council, as head content creator and marketing chairman of the OSU Speakers Board, member of the Business Student Council, and Presenter for Greek 100.
Waller was also an OSU Outstanding Senior and OSU Senior of Significance — the highest student honor achievable at OSU and designating him in the top 1 percent of students. He was selected to join Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society for top business students across the globe.
Alongside his brother and fellow OSU Sigma Nu member, Christian Waller, he co-founded and launched a software company, Tinstar Solutions, which manages foreclosure workflow processes for county sheriffs. Following graduation, he started work in Houston for Silvercliff Partners as an investment banking analyst.
Headquartered in Lexington, Virginia, Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.