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June 2012 Issue


Chapter News

by Tad Lichtenauer

Alberta (Epsilon-Rho)

Chapter News

The chapter was named runner-up for the Campus Engagement Award.

The chapter completed more than twice the number of philanthropy hours than any other Greek organization on campus.

The chapter had brothers elected to the Student Council, Greek Honorary society, and Order of Omega.

Kevin Smith received the Greek of the Year Award, while Kyle Brant received the Honorable Mention. This honor is for excellence in community service, academics, and campus leadership.

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Angelo State (Beta-Alpha)

Chapter News

On April 21, 2012, the Beta Alpha Alumni Association co-sponsored the 2012 White Rose Formal for undergraduate and alumni brothers. The event consisted of dinner, an awards ceremony, and a grand brotherhood experience of new and old chapter brothers. The annual undergrad-versus-alumni softball game also took place in the morning, The alumni won for the second year in a row.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arizona State (Zeta-Psi)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and raised $3,000.

The chapter held a meeting to evaluate and discuss short- and long-term goals.

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Arkansas (Gamma-Chi)

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William R. Toller Sr. (1954) died December 19, 2011. After serving his country in the Korean War as a captain, he returned home and attended the University of Arkansas, earning his bachelor’s degree in economics. He served on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Walton School of Business and The Chancellor’s Advisory Board. He received the honor of Distinguished Alumnus in 1997 and is a recognized benefactor of the university. He began a long and successful career with Continental Oil Co. in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and retired as CEO – Chairman of the Board with Witco Chemical Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Arkansas State (Iota-Theta)

Chapter News

The chapter’s annual philanthropy, the Sandblast Volleyball Tournament, raised and donated $1,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Bloomsburg (Beta-Xi)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers participated in a fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Chapter of the American Red Cross. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, residents, as well of those in surrounding areas in Columbia and Montour counties, suffered devastating flooding last fall from Tropical Storm Lee. The chapter’s efforts helped raise more than $4,000.

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Boston Area Alumni Association

Alumni News

The Boston Area Alumni Association held an event on April 18, 2012, at the Meadhall in Cambridge.

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Butler (Alpha-Alpha)

Alumni News

Keith A. Bush (1992) has been promoted to senior vice president of finance for US Airways.

William R. Chip Keller (1993) was elected president of the Redevelopment Commission of Martinsville, Indiana.

J. Douglas Boles (1988) was named vice president of communications for Hulman & Company and its subsidiary, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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California Polytechnic (Phi-Sigma)

Chapter News

At the latest Initiation Ritual Exemplification the chapter initiated its 1,000th brother.

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California State – Fullerton (Phi-Epsilon)

Alumni News

A former educational leadership consultant, Joseph A. Hayes (1980), was named senior vice president California for First Bank in Palm Desert, California. He has successfully pursued a career in real estate development, finance, and banking services.

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Central Florida (Beta-Eta)

Alumni News

Co-founder and CEO Brian Fischbein’s company, Crescent Solutions is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business. With offices nationwide, Crescent Solutions is an award-winning professional IT (information technology) recruiting and staffing solutions company. The other founders of the company are also Lambda Chis: Mitch Balzer, Eric Strength, Brian Albano, Jeff Sarubbi, and Keith McDonald.

Phil Dalhausser, a professional beach volleyball player, placed second at the National Volleyball League in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 20, 2012. Dalhausser and teammate Todd Rogers will enter the Olympics in London this summer.

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Central Michigan (Lambda-Omega)

Alumni News

Allstate agency owner Michael Love (2004) was designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012. Bestowed upon less than one-third of Allstates agency force, the award was presented to Love for his commitment to putting the customer at the center of his agencys work. Love is a former chapter president.

 

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Colorado State – Pueblo (Delta-Omega)

Chapter News

Henry Willauer was elected and inaugurated into the Associated Student Government as senator of the College of Engineering and Professional Studies.

Josh Walsh was elected president of the Greek Council.

Jason Cowan, Doug Bell, Jared Michini-Kerr, and Henry Willauer were hired by CSU-Pueblo Department of Residence Life and Housing as resident assistants for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Delaware (Lambda-Beta)

Chapter News

The chapter placed fourth in the Greek Week competition that included events such as jousting, dodge ball, and air band.

 

 

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Denver (Alpha-Pi)

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Victor G. Dileo (1979) died May 19, 2012. He had a very successful career for over 30 years as a financial advisor, retiring from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 2011. He was a charter member and former president of Denver Active 20/30, board member of the American Red Cross, and a board member and Chairman of the Board of the Tennyson Center for Children.

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Depauw (Xi)

Alumni News

Dr. Gene C. Laker (1954) was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame. A three-year letterman in basketball, Laker was named to the all-Indiana Collegiate Conference team as a senior and, in the summer of 1954, he was honored by being selected to the Indiana College All Star team. In addition to serving two years with the U.S. Air Force, he worked as a physician with the Waynedale Family Physicians group. Today, Laker serves as a member of the Fort Wayne Quest Club and has previously served as a member of the Northwestern University National Alumni Board. In 1993, Laker was honored with the Outstanding Service Award from Northwestern University Medical School and was later selected as a representative of the Class of 1958 for Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Edinboro (Beta-Delta)

Alumni News

Frank Purrachio (1982) donated more than 300 cans of Ensure and Boost Nutritional drinks to the Edinboro Food Pantry for their Senior Citizens program. The donation was made in memory of brother John Ernst (1974) who died on September 2, 2010.

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Elon (Delta-Pi)

Alumni News

On March 31, 2012, Jamie Sclater (2002) received the university’s Top 10 Under 10 Award. A former chapter officer, he now serves as lead petty officer, hospital corpsman, and sniper in the U.S. Navy, that has included four deployments since 2006. Under his leadership his battalion experienced a killed-in-action ratio of less than a half a percent, and more than 30 of his junior sailors earned nominations for awards ranging from the Bronze Star to the Navy and Marine Corps commendation medals.

 

 

 

 

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Embry-Riddle (Sigma-Phi)

Chapter News

Austin Donohoe won the Greek Man of the Year Award.

Bret Louderback was named Cadet Commanding Officer of the Naval ROTC corps for school year 2012-2013. The corps consists of more than 150 midshipmen.

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Florida Tech (Beta-Nu)

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James E. Steinke (1977) died May 28, 2012. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service. While on active duty, Jim worked as a combat engineer officer in Germany, South Korea, the continental U.S. and other, classified locations around the world. Since his retirement from the Army he had been working for the Defense Intelligence Agency of the U.S. government as a senior project engineer. He was also affiliated with the Lambda-Pi chapter at Central Missouri for several years as an undergraduate.

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Franklin (Kappa-Gamma)

Chapter News

Logan Worley (2012), wing back for the varsity football team, won the GrizzliesTeam Player Award.

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Michael Hover (1962) died December 11, 2011. He played basketball and tennis for Franklin College and was also involved with IFC.

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George Washington (Delta-Xi)

Chapter News

Three chapter brothers received their commissions in the U.S. Marine Corps. The chapter holds the highest fraternity percentage of brothers in ROTC.

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Georgia Tech (Beta-Kappa)

Alumni News

The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine wrote a story about Mike “Taco” Lopez (1980) who died in a car wreck in 1984. The chapter room on campus is named in his honor.

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Hampden-Sydney College (Kappa-Eta)

Chapter News

At Final Convocation on April 26 2012, Austin M. Blackwell received the Cecil Richard Bowman ’67 M.D. Award, presented by Ms. Angela J. Way, Museum director/curator. This award is given in memory of Bowman through endowments to the museum given by his mother Mrs. Cecil C. Bowman. It recognizes outstanding student service to the Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum.

Thomas H. Weisel (2012) was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army on May 13, 2012, during commencement ceremonies marking the end of the 237th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College. Weisel was commissioned by Major Stephan Ruppel-Lee, assisted by Master Sergeant Jeff Suttle. Pinning his gold bars were his father, Eric Weisel of Saluda, and his mother, Kathleen King of Virginia Beach.

Edward Franklin Thomas III (2012), was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps on May 13, 2012, during commencement ceremonies marking the end of the 237th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College. Thomas was commissioned by Lieutenant General W. Gerald Boykin, assisted by Staff Sergeant Caleb Donnelly. Pinning his gold bars were his father, Ed Thomas, and his mother, Caroline Thomas of Birmingham.

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Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon Colony)

Chapter News

Several brothers recently visited the International Headquarters in Indianapolis and enjoyed spending time with the Professional Staff.

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Iowa State (Alpha-Tau)

Chapter News

On April 20-21, 2012, alumni and undergraduate brothers enjoyed the annual VEISHEA celebration on campus. Activities included an alumni and spouse gathering at a local restaurant and sharing brotherhood at the chapter house on Saturday. Another highlight was the presentation of the Gregg and Ann Behrens Endowed Scholarship, presented annually to an undergraduate with outstanding grades, financial needs, and who shows leadership and exemplifies our Core Values. This year’s winner was Joshua Adams.

 

 

 

 

Alumni News

Larry Wentz (1977), who recently underwent a liver transplant, was surprised when the Iowa State Tailgate Tour visited his house. Basketball coaches Fred Hoiberg and Bill Fennelly were on hand along with football coach Paul Rhoades, volleyball coach Christy Johnson Lynch, and wrestling head man Kevin Jackson. Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard presented Larry with a Cyclones flag bearing the signatures of all five.

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Lake Forest (Pi-Pi)

Chapter News

The chapter won the Outstanding Program of the Year Award for the Mocktail Night event that was co-sponsored with Delta Gamma sorority.

The chapter had three of its rising seniors named to the Senior 25, a recognition given to those seniors who have been the greatest leaders and made the largest contributions to our campus.

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Lehigh (Gamma-Psi)

Chapter News

The chapter earned the fourth highest fraternity GPA on campus, which included 16 brothers on the Dean’s List.

Chapter Advisor Joe Gurreri was named Alumni Adviser of the Year.

The chapter partnered with the Micro Finance Club for the Micro Finance exposition.

The chapter had two members earn representation on the Dreyfus and Rights Portfolio. These portfolios manage more than $100,000 through various financial instruments.

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Louisville (Zeta-Sigma)

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Jeffrey L. Fulkerson (1990) died October 16, 2011. An Eagle Scout, he loved the outdoors, hiking, gardening, and helping others.

John B. Peck (1952) died April 11, 2012. An Eagle Scout, he served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. During his career John worked for the Hart Furnace Co. and enjoyed a number of years working at the University of Louisville Alumni Office.

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Massachusetts (Gamma)

Alumni News

Bob “Squeaky” Horn (1956) was inducted into the George “Trigger” Burke University of Massachusetts Athletic Hall of Fame. He and five other legends were honored on February 17, 2012, at the Campus Center Auditorium. One of the all-time UMass greats in cross-country and track & field, Horn was a major part of the Redmen’s success in the early and mid 1950s.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lambda)

Chapter News

A team of chapter brothers won the MIT Habitat for Humanity’s Beaver Dash 5K relay race.

 

 

 

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Miami-FL (Epsilon-Omega)

Alumni News

Darren Dupriest’s company, Validity Screening Solutions, was named as one of the Top 10 Small Business companies in the Greater Kansas City area. Companies from across the Kansas City region submitted applications for the award and an independent panel of judges selected the top ten. All the nominees are judged on growth, sustainability, community service, and employee relations.

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Montevallo (Sigma-Epsilon)

Alumni News

Former SAC member, Brandt Montgomery, was named to Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostle Church on May 27, 2012. His aspirations began at St. Peters Episcopal Day School and led him to later study and work in New York City and Philadelphia. Starting July 1, 2012, he will serve as associate rector at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Montgomery will serve as a deacon before realizing his goal of becoming an ordained priest.

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Nevada – Reno (Epsilon-Iota)

Chapter News

The chapter held a charity event, Our Big Show, which is a mock beauty pageant/talent show among the sororities on campus. The event raised more than $2,000 for The Note-Ables, a local organization that helps mentally challenged people of all ages to play music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Hampshire (Alpha-Xi)

Chapter News

On May 21, 2012, the chapter brothers moved into their new fraternity house on campus. Some of the chapter brothers will spend the summer making repairs and getting it ready for fall occupancy.

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New Mexico State (Zeta-Gamma)

Chapter News

On April 27-28, 2012, the chapter brothers participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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North Alabama (Sigma-Delta)

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William M. Orman (1960) died April 8, 2012. A veteran, he was a state vocational rehabilitation counselor for 36 years and received many honors throughout his career. In retirement he assisted his wife at Cold Water Antiques in Tuscumbia and continued helping others as a marriage and family counselor for Agape.

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Northwestern (Alpha-Iota)

Chapter News

The chapter hosted a Watermelon Bust which raised more than $1,000 for the local women’s shelter.

 

 

 

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Oregon (Zeta-Omicron)

Chapter News

The chapter captured its first intramural title in nearly 10 years with University Championships in both football and basketball. The chapter also reached the final rounds for softball and soccer. Chapter brothers achieved their first 3.0 accumulative GPA while having brothers placed in several Honors Colleges as well as one Ford Scholar. Chapter brothers captured the last major sorority philanthropy of the Spring Quarter by winning Alpha Chi Omegas Diamond Days. In addition, the chapter has increased membership by 50 percent in 12 months. The chapter advisor received the Advisor of the Year Award and the chapter doubled its attendance at General Fraternity events the past three years.

Alumni News

The chapter held its 2nd Annual Spring Celebration in Portland on April 14, 2012, with more than 100 alumni, undergraduate brothers, and their guests in attendance. The event raises funds for the chapter’s Educational Foundation as well as recognizing outstanding undergraduate brothers. Individual undergraduate awards and scholarships were given for the highest GPA, Brother of the Year, and Brother with Most Community Service Hours. This past year the Foundation awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that the Education Foundation was established only two years ago, by Tim Clevenger, House Corp president and Rick Peterson, Education Foundation president. To learn more, please contact Rick Peterson at rick.peterson@wacom.com or Tim Clevenger at tim.r.clevenger@gmail.com.

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Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

Chapter News

The chapter earned a 3.12 GPA, the highest of all fraternities on campus. Twenty-eight men earned a 3.0 GPA or higher, including three with a 4.0 GPA.

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Rensselaer (Epsilon-Eta)

Chapter News

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the annual Greek Awards Ceremony took place on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Epsilon-Eta chapter won the following awards: Stephen Provost, Greek Man of the Year; J.P, Trasatti, Executive Leader of the Year; Brian Orecchio, Order of Omega Man of the Year; and Geoff Seber, Greek Advisor of the Year. The chapter also received recognition with the Housing Award for the beautification work put into the house. Finally, the chapter earned Five Star Status, given to Greek organizations that continue to provide excellence to the Rensselaer community. The chapter has been recognized with Five Star status since the evaluation system was created.

Alumni News

Alumni brothers from the classes of 1966 to 1969 held a reunion in Las Vegas. Activities included hiking, golf, gambling, and, mostly, remembering great times.

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Rollins (Theta-Gamma Colony)

Chapter News

Kory Eylmann graduated with honors and was chosen as a Fulbright scholar to study in Germany.

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Rose-Hulman (Theta-Kappa)

Chapter News

During this year’s charity event, Run For Kids’ Sake, the chapter raised nearly $3,000. These funds benefit the Big Brother Big Sisters of Vigo County. Run For Kids Sake has been a charity event of the chapter for the past 41 years, and this year included a 3K/5K/ and walk/run events.

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San Diego (Delta-Kappa)

Chapter News

During the spring semester the chapter added 37 new brothers.

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Shippensburg (Phi-Tau)

Alumni News

Jason Lenox and his business partners have published a full-length comic book, UGLI Studios: Presents.

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South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma)

Chapter News

The chapter earned a 3.09 GPA for the spring semester.

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Southeast Missouri State (Delta-Phi)

Chapter News

On May 25, 2012, Benny Dorris began a nine-day road trip with two other undergraduate brothers to visit 16 graduate school campuses across the United States. They’ve networked with alumni brothers from around the Midwest and Northeast to find places to stay each night.

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Southern Methodist (Gamma-Sigma)

Chapter News

The chapter earned the second highest GPA of the 10 fraternities on campus.

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St. Mary’s (Sigma-Beta)

Chapter News

Jesus Gurola (2012) traveled to Guatemala with Shared Beats to provide medical assistance. In addition he taught the local people of Guatemala simple health care. In the fall he will start graduate school at the University of Texas at San Antonio to study bio-chemistry and to assist with local research at the university.

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Tarleton State (Phi-Rho)

Chapter News

For the second consecutive semester the chapter earned the highest GPA of all IFC fraternities. The chapter’s GPA surpassed the all-fraternity, all-sorority, all-men’s, and all-campus averages.

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Texas – Austin (Alpha-Mu)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers helped plant trees at the Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The chapter’s application for the Adopt-A-Street program was approved. It grants the chapter the responsibility of maintaining a section of roadway near the University of Texas campus.

 

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Texas State – San Marcos (Lambda-Phi)

Alumni News

Powers Boothe (1970) was one of the featured actors in the just-concluded TV program, Hatfields and McCoys, that set a record for viewership during the three-day run of the series on the History Channel.

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Texas Wesleyan (Sigma-Zeta)

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Zachary Tucker (1976) died May 1, 2012. He worked with activities and organizations at the University of North Texas-Denton and the University of Texas at Arlington. He spent the past years in the banking industry in Denton and was an active member of many local organizations.

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Toronto (Epsilon-Epsilon)

Alumni News

Steven Parker, Chris von Rosenbach, and Craig Gonsalves are organizing a dance to be held at the Pilot Tavern in Toronto at 8 p.m. on September 15, 2012. Parker’s band, the Rockin’ Dawgs, will be playing hits from the 60s and 70s. All alumni brothers and guests are encouraged to attend. Please contact Chris von Rosenbach at vrosenbach@dentalhealthgroup.ca for more information.

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Union (Lambda-Zeta)

Chapter News

The chapter hosted a corn hole tournament to benefit Relay for Life during Greek Week. More than 100 people participated in the event, which raised $450.

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Washington (Alpha-Psi)

Chapter News

Approximately 85 brothers attended the Founders Day celebration on April 13, 2012. At this year’s annual event Steve Pelluer, former professional quarterback for the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Kansas City Chiefs was the keynote speaker. The highlight of the program was a celebration of the Order of Merit, awarded to Don Hart for his 66 years of continuous service to the chapter since his initiation in 1946. Presentations included letters from Fraternity Board Chairman Drew Hunter and Fraternity Board Vice Chairman Greg Smith. Endowed Scholarships were presented to Arnold Rosario, Nick Potter, and Chris Karns.

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Carsten Lien (1948) died April 7, 2012. A World War II veteran, he was a vice president at Washington Mutual and at REI. His lifelong love was the wild Olympics. He was an Eagle scout, an advocate and author, and also served as president of The Mountaineers in 1988. Lien spent 30 years researching “Olympic Battleground,” a landmark book on the forests of Olympic National Park and the fight to save them from logging.

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Western Kentucky (Lambda-Lambda)

Chapter News

Chapter Advisor Johnny Douglas is resigning after six years of service to the chapter. The chapter is searching for a replacement.

The chapter sends out a regular newsletter with updates and information for alumni brothers. If you would like to receive a copy, please send an email to WKU.LXA@gmail.com

 

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William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)

Alumni News

Anthony Shop’s company, Social Driver, won the Small Business Champion of the Year Award presented by the Washington, D.C. Chamber of Commerce. A co-founder and managing director, Shop and his team of developers, designers, and marketers help companies launch mobile apps, websites, and social media campaigns.

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Wilmington College (Pi-Delta)

Chapter News

The chapter won the Most Outstanding Greek Organization of the Year Award. In addition the chapter won awards for highest fraternity GPA and most philanthropy hours. Chapter Vice President Matthew Bates received the Most Outstanding Greek Senior of the Year Award and Chapter Advisor Mike Allbright received the Most Outstanding Greek Advisor of the Year Award.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Pi)

Alumni News

Robert Wolff (1958) retired from the Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander. He previously served as the CEO of the New England Power Pool. This is where the alumni news for Worcester Polytechnic Institute goes.

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  • Chris Keeley (1599)

    Establishing a chapter house marks a milestone for our brothers at the University of New Hampshire. Our chapter has experienced extensive rebuilding and over the past 5-8 years, and this marks the beginning of a new era. Well done brothers past and present!

  • Bderylo

    Sure would be nice to see mention of Zeta-Upsilon (ZY 171

  • Don Willis (ZP 457)

    Zeta Pi closed but the Brothers still exist here.  How do we hear news about them?

  • Nhskinut

    Colorado State Univ. Gamma pi  Zeta chapter has closed, but it would be nice to hear news about fellow Brothers.

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