UCF graduate Tammy Geerling of Casselberry was recently recognized with Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s national Young Alumna Achievement Award.

Geerling, an administrative manager at Donald W. McIntosh Associates, was chosen for her success in recruiting new members and program planning.

The Young Alumnae Achievement Award is presented annually to someone who graduated from college within the last 15 years and has demonstrated lifelong commitment through involvement with a Pi Beta Phi organization or other community leadership.

Geerling graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s in psychology. She was a Pi Phi leader during her undergraduate years at UCF and continues to serve the organization in her alumna life. Following commencement, she took on a role on the chapter’s alumnae advisory committee, including serving as chairman. She has mentored collegiate women, recruited new AAC members and supported the chapter while attending graduate school. She now serves as president of the Greater Orlando Area Alumnae Club and her leadership has helped the club grow.

In addition to her Pi Phi activities, Geerling runs in numerous community charity races each year, and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America, Martin County Fire Rescue, Martin County Humane Society and the Gives the Kids the World Village, a resort where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong vacations.

“Tammy is not only a leader among her Pi Phi sisters, but also provides crucial support to many wonderful philanthropic projects in the Central Florida community,” said Pi Beta Phi president Mary Tatum.

Pi Beta Phi has more than 130 collegiate chapters and more than 300 alumnae organizations worldwide.