Chapter News

Chapter News: October

Chapter News: October

The following are the submissions received for the month of October 2015. To submit chapter news, please email editor@lambdachi.org. Undergraduate officers can also report up-dates on their chapter by logging on to Officer Portal and accessing the “Submit Chapter News” form.

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Alabama (Alpha-Phi)

Chapter News

Ben Leake was elected SGA vice president of financial affairs.

The chapter has raised more than $15,000 for various charitable organizations, including The Wounded Warrior Project, Jimmy V Foundation, World Vision, Feeding America, and CAPS.


Arizona StateArizona State (Zeta-Psi)

Chapter News

On Sept. 28, chapter brothers volunteered with Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that distributes food to children in need all across the globe.




Arkansas State - Lambda_Chi_2015Arkansas State (Iota-Theta)

Chapter News

Alumni Chairman Brock Acebo implemented a senior mentor program as a part of the Senior Involvement Committee.

On Sept. 20, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 32 new members.

Carter Lee and Jared Dietz were selected to be members of the Homecoming Court.


Badwin WallaceBaldwin Wallace (Kappa-Phi)

Chapter News

On Sept. 27, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for five new members.


Ball State (Iota-Alpha)


Dr. Dale Kete Cockrell (1962) died Sept. 29, 2015. After graduating from Ball State, he attended Indiana University Medical School and graduated in 1967. In 1968, Kete then started his career as a family physician. He also became board certified in addictionology and became a member of American Society of Addiction Medicine. Kete served as the medical director at St. Vincent’s Stress Center for 10 years, served several terms as director of the Indiana Physicians Assistance program and the Indiana Nurses Assistance Program. He ended his career treating addicted patients.


Boston (Alpha)

Chapter News

The chapter added seven associate members.

Chapter members volunteered at a local Red Cross food drive.


Bradley (Kappa-Upsilon)

Chapter News

The chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for five new members.


Bucknell (Delta)

Chapter News

Several chapter members participated in volunteer week, helping with a variety of projects at the Lewisburg Community Garden.

Alumni News

Jeremy Weltman (2001) is a partner in the law firm of Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein LLP. He has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star list for the past two years.


Butler - Bust_houseButler (Alpha-Alpha)

Chapter News

The chapter held its annual Watermelon Bust, raising money for the local Gleaners Foodbank.

Alumni News

More than 100 alumni brothers attended a homecoming lunch hosted by the chapter.



California - Los AngelesCalifornia – Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma)

Chapter News

The chapter added 34 associate members. Recruitment Chairmen Mark Harris and Berkley Price organized a this fall’s successful recruitment process.




California – San Diego (Pi-Beta)

Alumni News

Sam Lit created a book about photography describing how the Jewish culture ended up impacting the world. He wrote this novel after traveling to more than 30 countries.


California State-ChicoCalifornia State – Chico Colony (Phi-Chi Colony)

Chapter News

Chapter brothers volunteered alongside another fraternity to help cleanup and collect trash from the streets of Chico, Calif.




CornellCornell (Omicron)

Chapter News

On Sept. 19, the chapter hosted more than 150 alumni and spouses return for the grand opening of Edgemoor, the 115-year-old renovated chapter house. The new building has nearly 50 percent more square footage, including a two-story Ashley reading room, a new electronic learning center, a new fitness center with exercise equipment, the updated Wilhelm Chapter Room, Omans kitchen and dining room, and new living quarters that can house 15 more brothers. Designed by Phil Prigmore (Cornell 1969), the renovated chapter house was completed through a $2.3 million funding campaign led by Sandy Gilbert (Cornell 1962), Doug Levens (Cornell 1992) and Ralph Wilhelm (Cornell 1967). Other attendees for the weekend came from classes as far back as 1948 through the new alumni in the 2000s. There also were at least six past chapter presidents. Representing the General Fraternity at the event was International Headquarters General Counsel Lynn Chipperfield (Drury).


DelawareDelaware (Lambda-Beta)

Chapter News

The chapter added 22 associate members.




Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa)

Chapter News

Recent chapter renovations included repainting the floors and adding new furniture to the chapter room.

On Oct. 16, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 20 new members.

During the summer, the chapter brothers won the intramural volleyball and softball championships.


EdinboroEdinboro (Beta-Delta)

Chapter News

The chapter added six associate members.

The chapter held a brotherhood event by attending the Erie Seawolves minor league baseball game.

From Oct. 1-3, the chapter held its annual food drive benefitting a local food bank.


Evansville (Iota-Mu)

Chapter News

On Sept. 18, the chapter held its annual Watermelon Bust philanthropy with more than 20 teams competing.


Florida Southern (Epsilon-Xi)

Chapter News

On Sept. 26, the chapter added 11 associate members.

Chapter members traveled to the University of Tampa to participate in Delta Zeta’s Hike for Hearing flag football tournament. They also met members from the new Tampa colony.


Florida Tech 2Florida Tech (Beta-Nu)

Chapter News

The chapter added six associate members.

Chapter members volunteered to clean-up Babcock Street.




GeorgetownGeorgetown (Kappa-Omega)

Chapter News

The chapter hosted an alumni chili dinner that included sharing of brotherhood stories and Lambda Chi experiences.

Chapter members contributed to a local food shelter by serving the visitors and guests homemade chili.

The chapter hosted its annual Watermelon Bust that included various activities and contests.


Gettysburg College (Theta-Pi)

Chapter News

The chapter completed its annual Jake’s Sake 5k run that raised more than $3,100 for the Ronald McDonald House at Hershey Medical Center. The run honors Jake Gurreri, the brother of an alumni brother who died from brain complications at the age of five.

The chapter has been working with alumni from the 1970s who have been helping the chapter acquire furniture and Adirondack chairs to honor the members who have died. On Oct. 17, the chapter held a cookout and dedication of the chairs.


HanoverHanover (Theta-Zeta)

Chapter News

On Sept. 27, the chapter at Hanover College hosted a Watermelon Bust benefiting Feeding America. The chapter raised more than $500 and 50 pounds of canned goods for Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis.


Illinois (Chi)

Chapter News

More than 200 members and guests attended a chapter alumni reunion. Many attendees made donations to help build the new chapter house that is scheduled to start in the beginning of 2016.


Indiana (Alpha-Omicron)Indiana 2

Chapter News

Chapter members participated in the inaugural Dropping the Puck on Cancer All Star Game.
Chapter and alumni members donated $650 to a local family in need. The funds were used to purchase food to supply the family for the coming months.



Alumni News

Danny Kibble was named as the executive director of alumni relations and engagement at Butler University. Previously, he has served the last 10 years as the director, alumni programs (recently named co-interim executive director) at IUPUI, directing the alumni engagement activities and communication for the IU Schools of Nursing and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.


Richard F. Joyce (1953) died Aug. 29, 2015. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force and served from 1953 to 1955 as intelligence and security officer in Charleston, South Carolina. He later graduated from law school at Indiana University. Joyce then became a partner in the Kizer & Neu law firm in Plymouth, Ind. He served in many capacities throughout his career. Previous appointments and memberships include serving as city attorney under the administrations of Ernie Bixel and Chuck Glaub, deputy prosecutor, town and school attorney for several local communities, and member of the Board of Directors for Indiana State Bar Association.


Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon)


Myron Hiatt died Sept. 28, 2015. He worked as a route salesman at Aramark. Hiatt served as chapter advisor for several years and was also the first treasurer of the newly formed Alumni Association. He was also instrumental in keeping the homecoming traditions alive while the chapter was inactive.


IowaIowa (Iota-Chi)

Chapter News

Alumni brother Tracy Sankot hosted a tailgate before our universities football game against Northern Iowa and several potential members were in attendance along with many younger alumni and friends.


On Sept. 19, 13 chapter brothers held a brotherhood event that included paintball and starting construction on a utility shed in the chapter parking lot.



James Madison (Phi-Eta)

Chapter News

The chapter added 25 new associate members. This is the largest group of associate members added since the recolonization in 2005.

The chapter participated in a bag drop to raise non-perishables for the Blue Ridge Area Food bank. Chapter members dropped off bags and flyers at 360 houses in the area.


John Carroll (Pi-Eta)

Chapter News

The chapter held its first Watermelon Bust that raised approximately $300 for Feeding America.


Johnson & Wales – Charlotte Colony

Chapter News

The chapter added three associate members.


Kent State (Pi-Gamma)

Chapter News

On Sept. 24, chapter members helped prepare 1,950 meals while volunteering at the Akron Canton Food.Kent State - AkronCanton


On Sept. 26, chapter members participated in Hike for Hearing, organized by the women of the Delta Zeta sorority chapter, as well as the Alpha Xi Delta 5K supporting Autism Speaks.





KetteringKettering – A (Lambda-Epsilon)

Chapter News

The chapter held a dinner with president of Kettering University.



Kutztown (Sigma-Gamma)

Chapter News

In coordination with the local Rotary Club, chapter members helped organize the Potato Project. This is a one-day event that raised Kutztownmore than 23,000 pounds of food for Greater Berks County. The event coordinators work closely with local farmers who allow the Potato Project to plant potatoes on their land.





Lake Forest (Pi-Pi)

Chapter News

The chapter held its recruitment week.


Lycoming (Iota-Beta)

Chapter News

The chapter added three associate members.


MariettaMarietta (Kappa-Alpha)

Chapter News

On Sept.15-17, the brothers at Marietta College (Kappa-Alpha) assisted the Education Department with their hosting Operation Respect workshops for local teachers. The brothers were able to complete several hours of community service while interacting and participating in the programming with Molly McCloskey, CEO of Operation Respect. On Sept. 17, legendary musician, songwriter and activist Peter Yarrow from “Peter, Paul and Mary,” performed a benefit concert at Marietta College. The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha escorted Mr. Yarrow around campus with the PuffMobile, a glorified golf cart.


Maryland - Baltimore CountyMaryland – Baltimore County (Phi-Delta)

Chapter News

The chapter added six associate members: Austin Baltimore, Pablo Guerrero, Sam Kallab, Igor Kuzmin, Nick Lambert, and Brendon Scalchunes.




Millersville (Delta-Tau)Millersville

Chapter News

On Sept. 26, the chapter hosted its second annual canned castle event. Participating teams included three sororities, the Black Student Union, and the Peer Health Educators. The teams collected cans and made brilliant structures. The president of the university stopped by and talked to the brothers and praised the campaign and event. The event raised more than $700 and two big barrels of non-perishable food for local food shelters.


Minnesota State


Minnesota State (Lambda-Delta)

Chapter News

On Sept. 20, chapter members cleaned up trash along the highway.


On Sept. 21, chapter brothers held a brotherhood event that included a poker tournament.


Missouri Science and Technology (Alpha-Delta)

Chapter News

The chapter earned third place in Greek Week.Missouri Science and Technology 2

Ryan Cunningham has filled the vacant role of treasurer for the fall 2015 semester after Nick Oden accepted a co-op for the duration of the semester.

The chapter added 17 associate members.



Murray StateMurray State (Lambda-Eta)

Chapter News

Chapter members dropped donated more than 8,000 pounds of food for the local food pantry, Needline of Murray.


New Hampshire (Alpha-Xi)

Chapter News

The chapter started a Tilt fundraising page that is dedicated to raising funds for Feeding America.


New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha)

Chapter News

The chapter created a Watermelon Bust promotion video to explain the event to sorority women and local businesses


New York University (Theta-Upsilon)

The chapter added 13 new associate members.New York University

Chapter members held a brotherhood event to discuss how they can work to improve their character and social interaction using constructive criticism.


North Carolina – Greensboro (Phi-Theta)

Chapter News

Chapter members participated in a puppy sit, raising more than $500 for the Alamance County Animal Shelter.

The chapter held an Associate Members Ceremony for 18 new members, more than doubling the size of the chapter.


North Dakota 2North Dakota (Epsilon-Zeta)

Chapter News

The chapter added 12 associate members.

The chapter held two brotherhood events. One involved taking a bus to Fargo, North Dakota to watch a semi-pro hockey game. The other was a floor hockey tournament at the University of North Dakota Wellness Center.

Alumni News

The House Corporation purchased a Friday dinner meal for chapter members.

On Oct. 10, more than 75 alumni brothers attended the chapter’s 50th anniversary event


Bobby Hooper died Sept. 13, 2015.




Northern Colorado (Sigma-Omega)

Chapter NewsNorthern Colorado

The chapter added nine new associate members.

The chapter held a brotherhood event that consisted of learning how to swing dance.

Chapter members participated in Take Back the Night, a campus-wide event that allows students to take a stand against sexual assault, rape and domestic abuse.


Ohio (Alpha-Omega)

Chapter News

The chapter added 25 associate members, raising the total chapter size to 61 members.

The chapter added new office furniture to expand/improve the study space in the basement.

The chapter held its first cookout and canned food collection philanthropy event in which they gave away free hot dogs and hamburgers in exchange for non-perishable food donations. The event collected more than 250 items.


Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho)


James C. Bass died Sept. 26, 2015. He was an attorney who practiced in El Reno, Oklahoma for nearly 50 years. He was a founder of American Heritage Bank, served as vice president of the Oklahoma Bar Association and was on the boards of directors of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Oklahoma City University.


Oregon (Zeta-Omicron)

Chapter News

The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for three new members.


Pittsburg StatePittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

Chapter News

On Sept. 19, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 23 new members. Parents were welcomed by Chapter Advisor Chad Nolan and the mothers were invited to start the chapter’s first Mother’s Day event to be lead by Donna Ibenthal.


Purdue (Psi)

Chapter News

A Centennial Celebration of our chapter’s founding will be held Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at Shively Club in Ross-Ade Stadium. The day’s events will begin with lunch at the Chapter House at noon, followed by tours of the house and campus. The evening celebrations will begin at 5:30 with a reception featuring a cash bar and a silent auction. Accommodations have been arranged at the Union Club Hotel. Rooms are limited so early reservations are recommended. Please contact the Union Club directly at 800/320-6291. Photos and items of memorabilia are requested for the silent auction. Please send all photos to Grant Peterson, grantskates16@yahoo.com. Please send all items of memorabilia and related questions to Nick Marlow, michigan444@comcast.net. Tickets for the event are $75 per person. Please make your requests by November 15th through this website. If you have any questions about the Centennial Celebration, please contact the Alumni Chairman, Sam Belliel at sbelliel@purdue.edu. Please join with us for this historic occasion.


Richmond (Alpha-Chi)

Chapter NewsRichmond

The chapter held its annual Watermelon Bash philanthropy event, raising more than $1,400 for Feed More. Twenty-two teams from various student organizations, both Greek and non Greek, competed in a variety of events. Thank you to alumni brother Josh Dare for donating the watermelons.


Rollins (Theta-Gamma)

Chapter News

Four chapter members were elected to student government.

The chapter added eight associate members.

South Carolina


South Carolina (Epsilon-Psi)

Chapter News

The chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 29 new members.


Southeastern Oklahoma


Southeastern Oklahoma (Pi-Sigma)

Chapter News

Chapter members volunteered at the St.Catherine’s Food Bank. They were joined by Jessica Hayes, the chapter’s white rose, and university Greek Advisor Michelle Hornbeak. Together, the volunteers bagged enough food to feed the food insecure people of Bryan County for two weeks.


Southern Methodist (Gamma-Sigma)

Chapter News

At the Sept. 28 chapter meeting, chapter members recognized faculty member Dee Powell for her outstanding service to the students at Southern Methodist University over the past 33 years. Her recognition is part of a new program where brothers can nominate a professor who has had a significant positive impact on their education.

The chapter as created a new program called the Scholars Dinner. Members with the highest GPA and the most improved GPA are recognized at a dinner at a local restaurant.




Stetson Colony

Chapter News

The colony added nine associate members.


Tampa Colony

Chapter News

On Oct. 4, the colony held its first Associate Members Ceremony for the founding members.


TroyTroy (Sigma-Tau)

Chapter News

Chapter President Pierce Godwin, a senior communications major, has joined one of the four National Public Radio stations in Alabama.

Chapter Vice President Tony Chavez, a senior computer science major, was selected as a Trojan ambassador to give tours for incoming students interested in the university.

The chapter’s Cram the Van philanthropy event raised 1,366 pounds for food for the Montgomery Area Food Banks


Union (Lambda-Zeta)

Chapter News

The chapter added 28 associate members.


Villanova (Beta-Iota)

Alumni News

Dan Sanders (Bradley) and John Constantine (Villanova), along with 30 other brothers, attended the 101st celebration of the Mu chapter chartering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Virginia Commonwealth (Pi-Tau)

Chapter News

The chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 12 associate members.


Virginia Tech (Sigma-Lambda)

Chapter News

The chapter added 24 new associate members.

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Western Michigan (Lambda-Tau)

Chapter News

On Sept. 25, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 15 new members. This raises the total number of undergraduate chapter members to 52.



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Wichita State Colony

Chapter News

The colony held an Associate Member Ceremony for 14 new members.

Several colony members participated in the Empty Bowls volunteer event to create handmade pottery to be used throughout Wichita for Hunger Awareness


Wisconsin – Whitewater (Lambda-Iota)


Clifford Vogt (1950) died Aug. 12, 2015.


Wittenberg (Nu-Zeta)

Chapter News

The chapter added three associate members.

The chapter received the Most Improved Chapter Award from university for contributions to the Greek community and overall chapter improvement.


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