Alumnus Jeff Rupright (’05) was recently awarded special recognition from Congressman Jim Cooper for his four-year involvement with VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which helps prepare Federal Income Tax returns for low-income families in Middle Tennessee. Rupright accumulates 50-70 hours of volunteer service on Saturdays each year. “I got involved in VITA during my senior year at Belmont while taking a federal income tax class with Dr. Marilyn Young,” Rupright said. “She encouraged her class to volunteer their experience, and I loved it so much I came back every year since.”
Rupright remains active in the Zeta Alpha chapter of Phi Kappa Tau, which he helped form on Belmont’s campus several years ago. He was the chapter’s first president and initiated brother and now serves as a financial advisor to its Board of Governors.