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October 2013 Issue


Chapter News

by Tad Lichtenauer (Denison)

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Akron (Gamma-Alpha)

Chapter News

At the Summit County (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame, Kenneth Thompson (1956) was awarded the Phil Dietrich Senior Athlete Award. At age 50, Thompson launched a career of running in marathons, ultra marathons, and other long-distance running events. Thompson has run in at least 180 marathons, including three in each of the 50 states, and on all seven continents.

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Arkansas (Gamma-Chi)

Chapter News

ArkansasArkansas2The chapter hosted its annual Watermelon Bust, raising more than over 140,000 canned goods to supply the food banks of North West Arkansas.

The chapter added 38 associate members with an average 27 ACT and 3.69 GPA.

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Arkansas State (Iota-Theta)

Chapter News

The chapter added 44 associate members during fall recruitment, the largest class on campus. Each of the new associate members had a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

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Dr. Donald Konold died September 20, 2013. A World War II veteran, he was stationed in France where he met his future wife of 59 years, Flore Dupuis. Upon his return, he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in history from the University of Missouri. He came to Arkansas State University in 1954 as a professor of history. In his 39 years of service at ASU he not only was a professor emeritus of history but served as History Department chairman, acting dean of Liberal Arts, acting vice president of academic affairs, and was faculty sponsor of Lambda Chi Fraternity. He was the author of many books and articles on American medical ethics and biographies.

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Auburn – Montgomery (Phi-Kappa)

Chapter News

The chapter added 18 new associate members and also held an Associate Member Ceremony for the colony at Huntingdon, which added 14 associate members. The chapter also held a golf swap with Alpha Gamma Delta.

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Baldwin-Wallace (Baldwin-Wallace Colony)

Chapter News

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Colony brothers held their second annual cookout to welcome the largest freshmen class on campus in 44 years, as well as all returning students. This free event included food, games, music, and fun. The cookout, held on August 29, 2013, was attended by roughly 475 students as well as several faculty members.

The colony added 10 associate members during fall recruitment.

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Ball State University (Iota-Alpha)

Chapter News

The chapter extended 19 bids to prospective associate members, with 10 acceptances. They held an Associate Member Ceremony for the first 10 and they plan to host another one in the coming days for the others.

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Bradley (Kappa-Upsilon)

Chapter News

BradleyChapter brothers hosted their annual Crescent Week philanthropy for the Peoria Area Food Bank, raising more than $2,700. After the scores were tallied, Katie of Sigma Kappa was crowned the new Crescent Girl.

 

 

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Col. Donald G. Robison (ret) (1959) died June 10, 2013. After graduating from Bradley University, he went into the U.S. Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. He was sent to Korea where he served in numerous command and staff assignments. He served in Vietnam in 1966 and 1970-71. He retired in 1979 after serving three years with the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a flying staff officer with the National Emergency Airborne Command Post. Robison holds the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Joint Service Combat Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Combat Air Crew Medal along with numerous campaign and service ribbons. He also was awarded the Order of Military Merit from the Republic of Korea for service with the Korean Marine Corps in Vietnam.

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Bucknell (Delta)

Chapter News

BucknellThe chapter added 17 associate members during fall recruitment.

 

 

 

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California-Berkeley (California-Berkeley)

Alumni News

John Gezelius (1978) was interviewed by National Public Radio regarding his intercontinental ballistic missile experience following graduation.

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California – Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma)

Alumni News

California - Los AngelesOrder of Merit recipient Tom Larson (1974) and his wife, Kathy, toured Parliament in London with alumnus brother Dr. Jim Schmitz (1974). Schmitz is a cardiologist who, at age 60, decided to enroll at the London Business School. He is the oldest person among his class of 60 Sloan Fellows. They were given a tour of Parliament by Richard Fuller who is a member of the House of Commons. Pictured from left to right are Schmitz, Fuller, Larson and his wife.

 

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California Polytechnic (Phi-Sigma)

Chapter News

California PolytechnicChapter brothers teamed up with SLO SafeRide to participate in the inagural SLO-ly but Surely philanthropy event at Woods Humane Society. The brothers who attended had a great time and performed approximately $1,500 worth of landscaping.

Chapter brothers participated in a clothing drive in which aprroximately $1,200 worth of clothes were donated to the local Goodwill.

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Cornell (Omicron)

Chapter News

CornellOn September 14, 2013, 14 chapter brothers participated in a friendly 5k Paint Run sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority at the Cornell University Plantations. The event helped raise funds for local charities.

 

 

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Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa)

Chapter News

On September 28, 2013, the chapter brothers began their Inner Circle implementation as a part of their ongoing fraternity education. The chapter hosted members of the International Headquarters staff to learn more about how to get started.

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Eastern Kentucky (Phi-Beta)

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Benjamin Fish died September 23, 2013.

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Elmhurst (Pi-Zeta)

Chapter News

ElmhurstThe chapter brothers hosted their annual Watermelon Bust, with 10 participating teams. The event raised $500 for different philanthropies.

Continuing an annual tradition, the chapter brothers drove to Lake Forest College to spend an afternoon at the beach with the Pi-Pi chapter brothers, along with Alpha Phis from Elmhurst and Lake Forest.

 

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Ferris State (Iota-Psi)

Alumni News

Jim Quick (1994), general assembly area manager at General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly, was promoted to executive. He began his career at General Motors in 1991, holding various positions inside of General Motors, most recently as Lansing regional quality manager, LGR Body Shop area manager, and an ISP position in Brazil as manufacturing integration manager and manager strategy and planning.

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Florida International (Pi-Phi)

Chapter News

Florida InternationalUndergraduate brother Matthew Reid is spending a semester abroad in Spain working with Disney and Tallink, a global shipping company.

 

 

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Florida Southern (Epsilon-Xi)

Chapter News

Florida SoutehrnFlorida Soutehrn2The chapter added 26 associate members during fall recruitment, the largest class in recent years.

 

 

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Florida Tech (Beta-Nu)

Chapter News

Florida TechFlorida Tech2The chapter added 17 associate members during fall recruitment.

The chapter brothers held their first road cleanup of the year to help clean the adopted section of road on South Babcock. The chapter collected 95 pounds of trash and performed a total of 72 hours community service.

A group of 20 chapter brothers helped support the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Central Florida in raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

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Georgetown (Kappa-Omega)

Alumni News

Paul Davis (1960) was named Illinoisan of the Year by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Davis, the son of Plaford and Zona B. Davis, began his broadcasting career in the 1950s at WCRA in Effingham, Illinois. He later went on to anchor the evening newscasts at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, and later anchored the nightly news at WGN-TV in Chicago. He has remained in the broadcast industry in recent years through documenting the history of broadcasting.

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George Washington (Delta-Xi)

Chapter News

George WashingtonGeorge Washington2The chapter added 12 associate members, the largest class in several years.

In September 2013, chapter brothers held a bake sale with Pi Beta Phi to raise money for children’s literacy.

 

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Georgia (Nu)

Alumni News

Don Harrison (1973) is the new president and CEO of Alliance Bank & Trust.

Reynold Jennings (1969) is the president and CEO of WellStar.

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Huntingdon (Huntingdon Colony)

Chapter News

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The new colony currently has 27 associate members.

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Illinois (Chi)

Chapter News

IllinoisChapter brothers held their annual Watermelon Bust philanthropy, raising more than $400 for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.

 

 

 

Alumni News

Alumnus brother Jerry Edwards, the chapter house’s chef for the past 22 years, was featured in the university’s newspaper.

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Indiana (Alpha-Omicron)

Chapter News

The chapter added 35 associates members during fall recruitment.

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Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon)

Chapter News

Indiana State2The chapter received two awards from the university: Highest average library hours per chapter member, and second-highest average service hours per chapter member.

The chapter brothers held an alumni cookout that was combined with a recruitment event.

On September 22, 2013, the colony held an Associate Member Ceremony for 13 new members. This brings the colony’s total to 43 members, achieving one of their chartering standards

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John Carroll Colony (John Carroll Colony)

Chapter News

John CarrollOn September 29, 2013, the colony held an Associate Member Ceremony for 12 new members, bringing the total number of colony members to 30.

The colony brothers plan to apply for their charter in the spring semester.

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Kansas (Zeta-Iota)

Chapter News

KansasThe chapter added 18 associate members during fall recruitment. The chapter has more than tripled in size since the fall of 2012, with a current membership of 46 brothers.

The newest initiated brothers are: Landon Dellenbaugh, Parker McMillan, Richie Noon, Kevin Scott, Nick Stadler, and Phillip Baiamonte.

The chapter’s annual distinguished alumni awards dinner will be held October 4, 2013, and the annual homecoming tailgate will be held October 5, 2013.

Chapter brothers are continuing to provide volunteer hours to the Heartland Community Health Center. This includes moving heavy furniture, transporting bread from Panera to the food pantry, and volunteering during fundraising events.

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Kentucky (Epsilon-Phi)

Alumni News

Gary D. Fairman (1974) is a district court judge for the 7th Judicial District in Eastern Nevada.

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Lycoming (Iota-Beta)

Chapter News

LycomingChapter brothers participated in Lycoming College’s first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes sexual crime awareness event.

The chapter added one associate member during fall recruitment.

The chapter established an Alumni Advisory Board.

 

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Mansfield (Beta-Omega)

Alumni News

Brig. Gen. Francis L. Hendricks (1979), who served for five years as commander and deputy commander of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in Dallas, was selected Wednesday by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to be the next president of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

After 10 years of service, Steve Hulbert (1966) has retired as president of Nicholls State University. His retirement was effective August 1, 2013.

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Michigan (Sigma)

Alumni News

Chuck Cole (1973) has attained fellowship status, the highest honor bestowed on a certificate holder by the American College of Healthcare Architects. Fellowship is granted to ACHA Board certified architects specializing in healthcare who have shown distinction in fulfilling an area of expertise as determined by the College’s Council of Fellows.

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Millersville (Delta-Tau)

Chapter News

On September 24, 2013, chapter brothers helped Delta Zeta with setup and cleanup for their Turtle Tug competition. All proceeds from the event benefited Paint a Turtle Camp.

The chapter added six associate members during fall recruitment.

Mace Grafton won the Millersville’s Alpha Xi Delta’s inaugural “Xi Man” competition. The money raised from the event went to help Alpha Xi Delta’s philanthropy, Autism Speaks.

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Millsaps (Theta-Eta)

Alumni News

Charles Lathem (1981) joined the Millsaps Board of Trustees. He joins at least three other alumni brothers on the board: Maurice Hall, Vaughan McRae, and Steven Smith.

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Missouri – Columbia (Gamma-Kappa)

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Raymond L. Culli Jr. (1964) died August 19, 2013. He sought a career as an employment recruiter and excelled in this field for the next 40 years. Upon retiring, Ray held the position of resident property manager for the Southwood Apartments in Clayton, Missouri.

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Nevada – Reno (Epsilon-Iota)

Alumni News

Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter (1980) was named the 2013 University of Nevada-Reno alumnus of the year.

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North Carolina – Charlotte (Beta-Upsilon)

Chapter News

The chapter hosted its annual Watermelon Bust to collect food donations for a local food bank.

Chapter brothers have volunteered to clean up a nearby stream. They also volunteered to distribute water at a recent Half-Ironman triathlon.

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North Carolina-Greensboro (Phi-Theta)

Chapter News

North Carolina - GreensboroChapter brothers held a Puppy Sit, raising more than $500 for the Alamance County Animal Shelter.

The chapter added six associate members during 2013 fall recruitment: Robert Hutwagner, Jake Werb, Max Hanuau, John Ornitto, Adrian Castillo, and Abdou Seck.

 

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North Carolina State (Gamma-Upsilon)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers adopted a two-mile stretch of highway in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, and conducted their first cleanup. The chapter plans to clean their stretch of highway four times a year for four years.

On September 29, 2013, chapter brothers kicked off their canned food fundraiser by placing bags at more than 350 houses, with an informative note about the recent partnership between Feeding America and Lambda Chi Alpha.

Brain Branch took a trip across the country this summer on his bike as part of a program called Bike and Build. During his experience, Branch helped build houses with Habitat for Humanity.

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North Carolina-Wilmington (Delta-Sigma)

Alumni News

North Carolina-WilmingtonMaj. Robert Rideout (1995), U.S. Army Reserves, was activated and is currently serving as the command judge advocate for the U.S. Forces Garrison Command, 4th Infantry Division (4ID), Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. This is his second combat deployment. He is a former chapter president.

 

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Northern Colorado (Sigma-Omega)

Chapter News

IFC and chapter President Robbie Cummings made an information and awareness presentation to freshmen living in the dorms.

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Ohio (Alpha-Omega)

Alumni News

OhioSteve Kline (1962) visited International Headquarters in Indianapolis to present Educational Foundation CEO Mark Bauer (Cal State-Fullerton) with a generous donation. In the photo, Bauer is pictured on the left and Kline is on the right.

 

 

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Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta)

Chapter News

The chapter added 13 associate members during 2013 fall recruitment.

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Oklahoma State (Alpha-Eta)

Chapter News

Oklahoma StateOklahoma State2As a result of the chapter’s 9th annual Watermelon Bust philanthropy, the chapter donated more than 11,000 pounds of food this year to the local Stillwater area. The donation will feed the Payne County area for an entire year. The week-long event included participation by all 12 sororities on campus. Alpha Chi Omega won the Watermelon Bust for the third year in a row.

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Pennsylvania (Epsilon)

Chapter News

Chapter brother Lewis Ellis was one of the organizers for the University of Pennsylvania’s biannual hackathon, PennApps. This fall, one of the largest student-run hackathons drew in a crowd of more than 1,000 students. PennApps gives students the opportunity to eat, sleep, and live hacking, allowing them to form teams to design a project in which they compete for prizes. Mentors from software companies also visit to provide guidance for the hackers. Lewis was involved in the planning and organizing of the event, which involved accommodating the sheer number of visiting students and setting up food which included midnight meal runs. At the event, Lewis oversaw the event, making sure things moved smoothly and as planned. He also helped lead the project presentations at the end of the Hackathon (see picture).

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Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

Chapter News

The chapter added 17 associate members during fall recruitment.

Chapter brothers hosted the 2013 Watermelon Fest and collected 1,508 cans of food for donation to a local food bank.

At the Pittsburg State College of Technology Career Day, four companies were represented by Lambda Chi Alpha alumni, including Zach Whitehurst, Rene Martinez, Nick Doffing, and John Barnes.

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Rensselaer (Epsilon-Eta)

Chapter News

On September 21, 2013, chapter brothers held their 9th annual Watermelon Bash. Teams from four sororities and four fraternities participated in the event, which raised money for the Unity House in Troy, New York.

The chapter added 20 associate members during fall recruitment, the largest fall class in five years.

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Richmond (Alpha-Chi)

Alumni News

RichmondThe chapter added four associate members, all sophomores, during 2013 fall recruitment: Connor Kelly, Oliver Lee, Danny Fiddelman, and Andy Rothman.

The chapter is also busy planning for Clay’s Day, a golf outing benefiting the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA) Foundation. Clay is the son of brother JD Derderian (1985). The event will take place on November 1, 2013, at Providence Golf Club in Richmond, Virginia. The cost is $150 and includes a round of golf, cart, driving range, lunch, and drinks. In addition, there will be a pre-game tailgate for the Homecoming game on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the fraternity lodge.

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Southern California (Zeta-Delta)

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Douglas. J. McMillan (1983) died September 22, 2013. He was instrumental in the 1980 chapter reorganization. is is where the Omega for Southern California goes.

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South Carolina (Epsilon-Psi)

Chapter News

South CarolinaSouth Carolina2The chapter added 26 associate members during fall recruitment, nearly doubling the size of the chapter.

Chapter brothers volunteered at Columbia’a annual Greek Festival, cooking up gyros while completing 350 service hours.

The chapter held its third consecutive scholarship dinner for brothers with high scholastic achievement. Ten brothers honored had GPAs over 3.8 for the last term.

Chapter brothers participated in National Hazing Prevention Week by attending events and seminars hosted by the university and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

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South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma)

Chapter News

The chapter added 15 associate members during fall recruitment.

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Southeast Missouri State (Delta-Phi)

Chapter News

The chapter added 20 associate members during fall recruitment.

The chapter’s soccer team placed third in Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy.

The chapter hosted the Heroes Softball Tournament with many local organizations coming out to show support for local charities.

The chapter hosted its annual Watermelon Bust, raising $350 dollars for Feeding America. The winning sororities were Alpha Xi Delta, Gamma Sigma Sigma, and Alpha Delta Pi.

Alex Dunn has been cast to be in the movie “Gone Girl” being filmed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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St. Joseph’s (Phi-Lambda)

Chapter News

The chapter moved up to second place in the university’s Fraternity GPA ranking, falling short of first place by the narrowest margin of 0.01 points. The chapter’s associate member GPA surpassed the other fraternities by 0.1.

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San Diego Regional Alumni Association

Alumni News
On October 26, 2013, the alumni association will host its 4th annual Lambda Chi Alpha Homecoming Tailgate party. The event includes 100 tickets for the San Diego State University versus Fresno State football game. The cost for a game ticket and the tailgate party is $20 per person. The alumni association will supply food and non-alcoholic beverages. The tailgate will start two hours before kickoff so plan to meet in F3 in the parking lot at Qualcomm stadium. Please send your checks, made out to Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association, to Allan Koljonen, 7441 Neptune Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011. Include with your check the number of tickets and names of those in your party.

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Tennessee – Chattanooga (Zeta-Phi)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers celebrated Matt Priest’s return home from a tour in Afghanistan. Upon his return, he honored the chapter with an American flag that was flown over his base. The chapter is honored to have members like Priest serve as role models for other brothers. In addition, the chapter said farewell to a younger brother, Cole Kemper, who recently left for his deployment.

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Union (Lambda-Zeta)

Chapter News

Using an extra bid they had from last year’s rush, the chapter added Daniel Mathis as the newest associate member.

The chapter raised a total of $3,700 for Relay for Life in May and a total of 5,500 pounds of food for RIFA so far this semester.

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Villanova (Beta-Iota)

Chapter News

Undergraduate brother Charlie Dolan cofounded Pittsburgh-based Sequoia Waste Solutions two years ago and helped create the proprietary technology that helps clients efficiently manage trash disposal. He has won the regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition in Washington, D.C., and is competing in the finals Nov. 20 and 22 in Washington for $150,000 in cash and business services. The contest is held by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network. Dolan will be up against 41 other student entrepreneurs who have founded, and are running, revenue-generating businesses.

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Virginia Tech (Sigma-Lambda)

Alumni News

Virginia TechAlumni brothers hosted a Virginia Tech 55th anniversary barbeque where they presented Mike Whaley with a Brotherhood Achievement Award.

 

 

 

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Wake Forest (Theta-Tau)

Chapter News

The chapter added eight associate members during 2013 fall recruitment.

The chapter has a redesigned website that lists upcoming events and chapter information.

On September 28, 2013, chapter brothers hosted a successful Watermelon Bash benefiting a local food bank. The competition included 11 teams representing seven sororities.

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Western Kentucky (Lambda-Lambda)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers held a weeklong fundraiser to benefit Hope Harbor, a sexual abuse trauma recovery center for men and women. The non-profit crisis counseling center relies on grants, state funding, and national funding to cover their expenses.

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William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)

Alumni News

Anthony Shop is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Social Driver, a full service digital agency based in Washington, D.C. Social Driver was recently named the 7th fastest growing agency in the United States and No. 1 fastest growing in the mid-Atlantic region by The Agency Post’s 2013 Agency 100. Social Driver has also received recognition from The International Academy of Visual Arts, The D.C. Chamber of Commerce and The George Washington University.

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Dr. J. Glen Doran (1966) died August 15, 2013. An Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow, Glen received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences in 1979. In addition, he was a data processor at McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, St. Louis; and a real estate broker in Kansas City. As an undergraduate brother, he served as the chapter’s treasurer.

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Wilmington College (Pi-Delta)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers participated in a Greek street event where incoming freshmen can visit and learn more about Lambda Chi Alpha.

Chapter brothers moved into their first chapter house.

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Wittenberg (Nu-Zeta)

Chapter News

The chapter has a new partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank. The brothers will volunteer monthly at the warehouse to prepare boxes of food and other items to be shipped to the needy and elderly.

Chapter President Alec Biehl is helping to launch a Greek 101 program to supplement the education of new members within each Greek organization.

The chapter added two associate members.

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