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Dispatches from the Legion of Honor

Chapter & Alumni News

Alabama in Huntsville

With the number of active members in chapter being at a low, recruitment for the summer and fall of 2017 has been a big focus for Mu Beta. So far, the chapter has planned and hosted three successful rush events, hiking and swimming at high falls, camping at Montesano, and the Tennessee River float trip. From these three events chapter has already added over 50 potential new members to the master prospect list. Each chapter member residing in Huntsville for the summer was assigned local PNMs and given their contact information to split up the responsibilities of rush more evenly between all of chapter. Due to this, the chapter has already been in contact with many local and some non-local PNMs, informing them about the events that have already been hosted in addition to the events that will be hosted throughout fall recruitment. The Mu Beta chapter is also happy to say that a brother has reaffiliated from the Lambda Epsilon Chapter (Texas Christian) to become a member of the Mu Beta Chapter. Tray Deng is also a founding father of the Lambda Epsilon Chapter and Mu Beta is excited to have him affiliate.

Appalachian State

This has been one of the best years in the history of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter. The biggest accomplishment was the chapter’s recognition as Appalachian State’s “Organization of the Year.” The chapter was chosen to be Organization of the Year over approximately 400 clubs and organizations. The chapter will be recognized in the fall semester by the administration. In addition to Organization of the Year, the Chapter was recognized as the “Fraternity of the Year” by The Appalachian. As for events, the chapter raised over $3,000 in their annual High Country to Haiti Volleyball Tournament. The proceeds from this event went to the Nehemiah Vision Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps with the rehabilitation of Haiti.

On an individual basis, members of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter experienced great success. Kappa Epsilon yielded three Student Ambassadors (Jason Pollock, Lee Koonce, and Jason Radulovich) for this school year. They also had two members that participated in the Walker Fellows (Isaiah Burroughs and Mason Garwood). These two members also participated in the Holland Fellow program, which sent them on a business trip to China in June. Sean Grune was accepted into the prestigious business organization call the Bowden Investment Group. Lastly, Alan Lee was elected as Student Body Vice-President in the spring. 

Arizona State

Spring 2017 was the first semester back, as a colony, from a 5 year hiatus and the demolition of the beloved chapter house at 601 Alpha Drive. Zeta Upsilon is a strong chapter with many assets and traditions, and it would take much more than the demolition of a structure to keep this chapter of the Legion of Honor down. 

Zeta Upsilon candidates being their journey to return the Legion of Honor to Arizona State.

In the spring semester of 2017, Sigma Nu Headquarters worked with the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office at Arizona State University and Zeta Upsilon Alumni, which resulted in an effort to bring Zeta Upsilon back to life at Arizona State University and the formation of a colony. The program that Headquarters put in place included boots on the ground in Tempe.  Preston Sam (Cal State Fullerton) and Alex Taylor (Huntingdon) worked tirelessly, extending bids to the new men of Zeta Upsilon.  The Colony installed 40 candidates during the semester.  By the end of the spring semester, the Colony had 31 candidates.  

During the Spring 2017 semester, Zeta Upsilon also created a new Alumni Chapter being presided by Dan Rodriguez.

This effort also led to the creation of a new House Corporation.  The first annual meeting of the House Corporation will be held in November. The Officers for the new House Corporation are President Dave Christian, Vice President Ron May, Recorder Dan Rodriguez, Treasurer Scott Rutledge and Member at Large Tim Brown.

The new House Corporation was needed to facilitate the chapter living on campus at the ASU Greek Leadership Village. Zeta Upsilon has committed to a 39-bed facility with a move in date of August, 2018.

To assist the Colony an Alumni Advisory Board has been created and is being presided by Scott Rutledge.  This group of alumni advisors includes Simon Chelebian, Grant Kingdon and Brandon Whited.

Fall 2017 at ASU is looking to be a great semester for the Zeta Upsilon Chapter as they develop a plan to re-charter by Fall 2018.

Auburn

The Beta Theta Chapter had 10 brothers join Campus Crusades on a mission trip to Haiti, where they distributed water filters to several villages. Those that went include Hunter Johnson, John David Hart, Thomas Capps, Chase Lovell, Scott Sturdivant, Brandt Miller, Max Hopkins, William Kelly, Zach Swearingen, and Will Jones. They also had a very successful summer recruitment, recruiting 51 new candidates, 14 of which are from outside the state. Commander Ryan Bell was chosen to be a part of the Auburn Plainsmen, a prestigious organization who serve as ambassadors for Auburn University. Three brothers were selected to serve on Auburn’s IFC: Ben Waddell (who serves as the Vice President of Risk Management), William Kelly, and Scott Sturdivant. Also, Beta Theta has five brothers serving in SGA: Jack Fruin, Griffin Osborne, John Murray McLaughlin, Carter Burleson, and David Beal. 24 of their new candidates were selected to Auburn’s new Emerge Program, an organization that strives to shape leaders out of the Freshman Class.

Butler

The Epsilon Mu Chapter had several students participate in a leadership program in London, England this summer. Michael Grim, Adam Bantz and Dave Mizsak took part in this exclusive study abroad opportunity. While there, they participated in discussion based classes, learning various leadership strategies and techniques. After their morning classes they took in the beautiful city of London, experiencing all it has to offer. They were also able to travel to other European cities such as Lake Geneva in Switzerland and Barcelona. They left the experience with new leadership skills and wonderful memories with their brothers.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

This past year Kappa Pi has seen incredible growth and development in the chapter and amongst its members. Most notably are the achievements in academics, philanthropy, and on/off-campus involvement. Kappa Pi scored the highest GPA in IFC the past three quarters, with over 25% of the brothers making Dean’s Lists each of those times. Kappa Pi was recognized for having the second highest philanthropic donations amongst all IFC chapters, and won the following philanthropies put on by Cal Poly sororities: Gamma Phi Beta’s Flags for Frances, Alpha Phi’s Alpha FIFA, Alpha Omicron Pi’s Mr. Fraternity, and Alpha Chi Omega’s SLO Bowl.

Additionally, Kappa Pi would like to spotlight Brett Raffish on his individual involvement on/off campus. Brother Raffish was chosen to serve as a Humans Relations Commissioner for the City of San Luis Obispo and was appointed Student Government’s Chief of Staff. Raffish shared why he has involved himself on/off campus, “I want to see that Cal Poly students are being properly represented and that every student’s scholastic, academic, and collegiate life at Cal Poly is the greatest it possibly can be.” Beyond the achievements the chapter and brothers have earned throughout the year, Kappa Pi also had a very impactful Spring Quarter.

Kappa Pi's "Turn the Tables" philanthropy event to raise funds and awareness for sexual assault prevention.

This past Spring, Kappa Pi saw enormous improvement in their brotherhood. Much of this improvement came from the constant events held each weekend, starting off with the chapter’s annual spring brotherhood retreat at Bass Lake. During the retreat, Kappa Pi incorporated LEAD events along with other bonding activities that demonstrated the strengths brothers have independently, and as a team. At "Turn the Tables," Kappa Pi’s spring philanthropy, each sorority was invited to Sigma Nu’s chapter house to compete in a table painting competition with the proceeds benefiting Cal Poly SAFER, an advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual assault and misconduct. Kappa Pi also held its first Senior Week, consisting of events that congratulated and commemorated all graduating brothers on the work they’ve put into Sigma Nu and their collegiate careers. Put on by juniors Greg Hadley and Luke Brown, Senior Week was an overwhelming success and will be a tradition Kappa Pi will carry out in the future.

Lastly, Kappa Pi’s largest achievement this past year was being voted “Best Fraternity on Campus” by PolyPicks for the second year in a row! This award was published in Mustang News and demonstrated to the San Luis Obispo community that Kappa Pi has stayed true to its mission of “Excelling with Honor.”

Clemson

This past year the Theta Zeta Chapter grew in both size and character through an incredible spring and summer. In the spring the chapter graduated 11 seniors and of those seniors was Matthew Churitch who is now beginning his first year at the Greenville Health System Medical School. However, Churitch is not the only future doctor that the Theta Zeta chapter has nurtured as recent alumnus Andrew Cole is also in his second year at the Medical University of South Carolina. Broadening the chapter’s philanthropy, volunteers and donations from our chapter flooded to Generations, a foster home for sexually abused boys. The brothers spent time with the children on a sunny Sunday afternoon playing football and were able to see the facilities their donations would be improving in an experience that can only be summed up as truly life-changing. The chapter wrapped up this spring by raising the chapter GPA and taking on busy summers for all. During this past summer, many brothers took to internships such as Zander Unterzaucher who worked with Dallmayr in Munich to strengthen his business prowess and improve his native tongue of German. Also in Germany is notable alumni, Alexander Holba who was just recently stationed in the country side as an engineer in the United States Air Force. In addition to these two individuals, many other brothers were also hard at work such as Jack Ford who worked with a medical sales company or Collin Cooper who worked with OTO in Spartanburg, S.C. developing properties. Furthermore, Chase Matthews spent his summer selflessly interning for a public speaker who specializes in suicide awareness and prevention. Additionally, Christopher Bondura spent his summer in Columbia, S.C. where he worked with the local SLED law enforcement in their daily operations such as training their canines and being on call.

Colorado School of Mines

Gamma Eta Chapter at the Colorado School of Mines had many notable achievements over the past six months. Over the 2017 summer, Collin Kinder and Griffin Metz completed mechanical engineering and computer science internships at Lockheed Martin, and both resulted in full time offers upon graduation. Patrick Meyers completed a mechanical engineering internship in Springfield, Va. at Raytheon in their Cybersecurity and Special Missions department. Jacob Hughes and Carson Van Ausdall both completed business and engineering internships at AT&T this summer and have successfully been invited back for next summer. In August of 2017, Kamren Wong completed Blue Bench training to bring more awareness to sexual assault on college campuses. Collin Kinder and Patrick Meyers both earned a 4.0 GPA for the Spring 2017 semester, and Collin Kinder officially earned Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor) graduation honors for having a 4.0 cumulative GPA. There chapter has three brothers graduating in December 2017, Anthony Lillo, Logan Salewski, and Collin Kinder, thus officially completing their tenure at Mines. The Gamma Eta chapter had a strong presence at the Freshman Move-In event and held a station at the annual M-Climb to welcome and support the new freshman for the Fall 2017 semester. Lastly, Collin Kinder hosted a meeting with CSM president, Paul C. Johnson to discuss Fraternity and Sorority life on campus and campus culture, academics, and Mines life in general. Overall, it has been a very successful six months for the Gamma Eta Chapter and they are excited for what is to come.

Florida

This summer, Lt. Commander Harrison Magoutas completed an internship with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Magoutas was also appointed and confirmed by UF Student Government to serve as its Agency Head of Gator Innovators.

Commander Jared Blackburn spent his summer abroad with an internship in Ottawa, Canada. His work portfolio consisted of analyzing Canadian Indigenous Affairs and assisting on developing a multiagency strategic plan of action to handle potential issues from when Canada legalizes marijuana. The focus of his analysis on Canadian Indigenous Affairs was to assess how well the Trudeau government has been able to meet their campaign promises to the First Nation, Métis and Inuit indigenous communities. On a regular basis, Blackburn contributed written pieces to the daily cable that comes out of the Embassy called the “Ottawa Outlook.” Additionally, Blackburn had the privilege to work closely with Senior members of the U.S. Foreign Service. Zach Brodersen also had an internship this summer in D.C. with Siemens in Government Affairs. Michael Romero spent the first half of his summer as the marketing intern for RPM advertising. For his internship he assisted in retrieving car footage, helped organize testimonials for car brands in the Jacksonville-area, and worked with general managers of car dealerships on their advertisements. Alexander Goforth had a mechanical engineering internship with Corning Incorporated. He worked in the pharmaceutical division on strength testing of glass. Cory Hansen is currently working as a technology Co-Op for GE appliances in Louisville, Kentucky for the fall semester. He is specifically working in the filtration department on the next generation shower filters that are to hit the stores in the upcoming months. Hansen's main roles are filter testing, design alterations, chemical analysis, and designing fixtures for filtration tests. Alex Melvin is now a double gator starting his first year at the UF Levin College of Law. Being close to the brothers of Sigma Nu was one of the major factors in his selection of an in-state school. He hopes to be an asset for any current or future brothers to contact considering the legal profession.

Michael Schultes interned at Lockheed Rotary Mission Systems working on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Database team as a software engineer. Schultes also won the robotics competition between interns at his site, coming in first with a robot he programmed and assembled for autonomous and user controlled modes. Aman Singh interned at Siemens Energy this summer. Under the process and controls group, he helped design power plant controls and communications.

Mahdi Kassam visited Israel this summer as part of a sponsored program for non-Jews to better advocate for a strong U.S-Israel relationship. The program and trip was sponsored by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. More improvements have been made to the Epsilon Zeta Chapter house as brothers return for the fall. Most of the in-house rooms have been renovated by the brothers living there, and a new roof was installed just this summer.

Georgia

The Mu Chapter at the University of Georgia enjoyed another successful fall rush, selecting 40 candidates for the fall 2017 candidate class. The Chapter added to its diversity with candidates hailing from Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky.

On October 14th, Mu Chapter will host its annual Parent’s Weekend where all proceeds go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS). Raising awareness about MS is an important issue for Mu Chapter because several brothers have family members impacted by the disease. Last year, the Chapter raised over $9,000 and hopes to exceed that amount this fall.

In addition to the historical partnerships with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Brooklyn Cemetery, and Adopt-a-Highway, the men of Mu Chapter recently started a volunteer program with ESP (Extra Special People) where brothers distribute nutritious snacks to the participants of its after school program. Mu Chapter brothers continue to lead on campus, holding numerous leadership positions in IFC, UGA HEROs, Student Ambassadors, Terry Student Consulting, and SGA.

The candidates of "Mother Mu" begin their obligation to excellence.

Many Brothers studied abroad during the summer semester in places such as Austria, Italy, Germany, and Spain. Johnny Whatley spent his summer studying abroad in Austria and Germany, where he enjoyed learning about the differences in European consumers compared to American consumers in a Corporate Risk Management and International Business class.

Allen Bagwell will conclude his final term as IFC President. Allen is the first IFC president from Mu Chapter since the chapter was revitalized. The Brothers of Mu Chapter also participated in diverse internship opportunities over the summer with organizations like Carter’s, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Georgia State Government, Smith & Howard, UGA Athletics, and Genuine Parts Company.

The 3rd annual Sigma Nu Classic City Bowl took place last April and was a huge success. The brothers of Mu Chapter faced brothers from Kappa Alpha Order for the 2nd year in a row in a grueling high school style football game. While Sigma Nu fell short on the field in a tough loss, the Chapter raised over $17,000 where the attendees voted to determine which sorority charity the proceeds would support. This year, the Chapter donated money to Children’s Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, and Breast Cancer Awareness. The Chapter looks forward to continuing the success of the event in this upcoming year.

Another successful Classic City Bowl between Mu Chapter and the men of Kappa Alpha Order.

Last spring held a special day for Mu Chapter as collegians and alumni gathered to dedicate a bench and plaque in memory of Christina Semeria and Halle Scott, two UGA students taken by a fatal car wreck and the sisters of Nick Semeria and Will Scott. It was a special moment for Mu Chapter as it truly reflected the strong brotherhood of Sigma Nu.

Georgia State

The Eta Gamma Chapter has been hard at work on the constant improvement of the chapter. Over the last year, the Chapter has accumulated many accolades and accomplishments, including; IFC Chapter of the Year, All IFC Sports Winner, IFC New Member of the Year (Michael Pate), and Greek Person of the Year (Juan Patino). Individually, the chapter had two Men of the Year, with Billy Nam being named Alpha Xi Delta’s Man of the Year and Martice McClure winning Zeta Tau Alpha’s Man of the Year. In philanthropy, the chapter had a strong year as well with alumni participating in droves. A special thank you to Thomas Hails, for his generous contribution of $2,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Outside of chapter functions, Tevin Shaw graduated from Marine Officer Candidate School, and he is excited to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, following completion of his undergraduate degree in the Spring. Lastly, the chapter would like to extend its highest regards to recent graduate and past Commander, Juan Patino, who has received the honor of being an Alpha Affiliate. The Eta Gamma chapter wishes him the best of luck at Emory Law. Eta Gamma looks forward to continuing this tradition of excellence and achievement as the chapter continues to thrive here at Georgia State University.

High Point

Alumnus Connor McKemey was hired as Director of Operations for High Point University’s men’s lacrosse program. "We are incredibly excited to welcome Connor back to the program as our Director of Operations," head coach Jon Torpey said. "Connor is one of the most amazing young men I have ever had the opportunity to coach in this profession. Connor is the consummate example of a leader and winner and his knowledge of the game at a young age is remarkable. Connor will be a great asset to the University and our program."

Iowa

Beta Mu alumni from 1970-1974 get together for a reunion.

Kennesaw State

This Spring, the Iota Pi Chapter focused on providing a more fulfilling fraternal experience by implementing a reinforced emphasis on brother development. In March, brothers set out on a pilgrimage to Lexington, Va. Those attending had expectations of a strictly informative visit. Contrary to their original belief, they now attest this journey was inspirational. The trip yielded each brother the opportunity to grasp a mental hold on where Sigma Nu began, and how it has since developed into the remarkable brotherhood which continues to lead the Greek community.

In April, the Chapter, in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer Institute, hosted the Teal Cup Golf Tournament. Since the Tournament’s founding 3 years ago, over $40,000.00 has been raised to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Institute in Atlanta, Ga. This year alone, a staggering $52,000.00 was collected thanks to community outreach, generous sponsors, the collaborative work of the Chapter and O.C. Institute, and the leadership of alumnus Dana Whitlow. The gentlemen of Iota Pi look forward to the continuation of this cherished relationship with the OCI. Through these efforts, the partnership shares the vision that one day the tournament will be but a celebration acknowledging the end of Ovarian Cancer.

The Chapter is often reminded that the first priority of a Sigma Nu is the pursuit of excellence through education. Iota Pi has been attentive to their academic performance by continuously seeking to improve their GPA. Recently, there has been evidence of their progress. The Chapter’s GPA increased from a 2.55 in the fall of 2015, to a 2.97 this past spring.

Iota Pi brings home some serious hardware from Kennesaw State's FSL awards banquet.

Though the year provided remarkable moments, perhaps the most outstanding occurred during KSU’s Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s (FSL) awards banquet held on April 23rd. At this ceremony, the Chapter was presented with its 12th consecutive Greek Week win, acknowledged for having KSU’s Educational Program of the Year, and honored as Chapter of the Year amongst the 30 Greek chapters at KSU. Their award nomination included the Chapter’s 1st place finish during KSU’s FSL Homecoming competitions, information regarding their LEAD Day Conference, and the organization’s collaborative efforts with the Department of Student Life to host “Sigma Nu at KSU’s Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire” benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cartersville, GA.

Iota Pi has encountered notable success as an organization, but they have also paid witness to excellence at the individual level. Dylan Annis, was recognized as KSU’s New Member of the Year.  Commander Andrew Benjamin, who recently became KSU’s Order of Omega President, was honored as the University’s Fraternity Man of the Year. Chuck McConville, a student athlete on KSU’s Track and Field team, placed 1st in shot-put and 2nd in hammer at the ASUN Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field competitions. Thomas Young claimed first place at KSU’s intramural free throw contest. Zeke Johnston, completed his 2nd summer of Marine Officer Candidate School finishing top of his class. Hats off to these gentlemen and their incredible accomplishments!

Lamar

Justin Segura proudly displays the flag in Rome.

Louisiana Tech

Eta Zeta alumni Charles Chadbourn III and Lt. Raymond Alley at the U.S. Naval War College Class of 2017 graduation in Newport, Rhode Island.

Lynchburg

Gabriel Barbieri represents the serpent and stripes in Peru over the summer.

Nevada

In the Chapter and Alumni News segment of the Summer 2016 issue of The Delta, the alumni of Delta Xi Chapter reported on the 100th and 101st birthdays of alumnus Oliver “Ollie” Aymar. Ollie was gratified to be featured in The Delta, celebrating 82 years as a Sigma Nu. Unfortunately, he died soon afterward.  Ollie was born in Auburn, Calif. on April 15, 1915 and died in Reno, Nevada on October 4, 2016.

Ollie will be remembered for his success as a father and a husband: wife Ellen Louise (Mornston), two sons, Edward and Robert and their wives, his grandchildren and one great grandson. He will be remembered for a successful business career and service to his community as a member of Reno Rotary Club for more than sixty years.  We are all indebted to him for his service to his country including: the U.S. diplomatic corps in China prior to World War II, active duty with the Army Air Corps during the War and then again, active duty during the Korean War.  Finally, Brother Ollie remained closely linked to his Fraternity and his brothers in Sigma Nu until his death.

Missouri State

Luke Wiesboeck accepts the award for Missouri State's Fraternity President of the Year.

Oklahoma

Delta Epsilon's brand new 30,000-square foot home.

This year the chapter moved into their brand-new chapter house making it the newest house on campus. It is a 30,000-square foot facility with 46 single person bedrooms, a built-in sky patio, two movie theaters with surround sound, and an outdoor kitchen. This past semester Alec Armer was elected Campus Activities Council President. This past December for the second year in a row the chapter paired with the Norman Police department to leave a positive impact in the local community. Instead of getting pulled over and receiving a ticket people were given gift cards to places so that they may buy stuff for the holiday season. In the spring semester, the chapter hosted its first philanthropy in the new chapter house called Sigma Nu Petting Zoo, where the chapter had a petting zoo operating out of the back of the house. All proceeds from the event were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This past year the chapter received the annual Arbor Day award given to the most well-kept land on campus. While there was a lot accomplished this past year, the Delta Epsilon Chapter has big things planned for this upcoming school year.

Old Dominion

The Eta Chi Chapter celebrated 50 years on campus this past summer with an anniversary celebration in Norfolk, Va.  More than 150 brothers, sweethearts, and friends of the Fraternity traveled from around the country for this special occasion.

The Eta Chi Alumni Chapter hosted a party at Harbor Park on July 14th, where approximately 50 brothers attended a picnic on the private party deck.  This was the first time many brothers had seen each other in decades.  It was a memorable sight to see so many friendships lasting the decades and new bonds forming across the generations.

Eta Chi alumni celebrate their chapter's 50th Anniversary.

A formal dinner and dance was organized for July 15th at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel for the formal recognition of the Chartering of the Eta Chi Chapter in 1967. 12 Founding Brothers were presented with the 50-year anniversary certificate by Past Regent and current President of the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, Joe Gilman (Morehead State).

The Alumni were honored to have Brother Gilman present this certificate and were pleased that he could be present to honor the brother who recruited him, a remarkable alumnus of the Eta Chi Chapter, Watt Jones.  Brother Watt Jones played an integral part in the founding of the Eta Chi Chapter.  He later went to work on expansion efforts for Sigma Nu, was unrelenting in his recruitment of Brother Gilman at Morehead State University, and has selflessly served the Eta Chi Chapter as an advisor for more than three decades.

Special thanks to the Alumni Chapter Committee, led by Worthy Commander Frank Webster, for organizing this event. 

Pennsylvania

The Beta Rho Chapter enjoyed a successful conclusion to the 2016-2017 academic year. The chapter received a “Chapter of Promise” award at the University’s end-of-year Greek Awards.

Brothers also had a fantastic and busy summer. Dylan Adelman’s investment pitch won the Sohn Conference, the world’s largest and most prestigious investment conference held in New York each year. Dylan went on to complete a summer internship at Goldman Sachs. Justin Bean successfully finished the Marine Corps' 6-week Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. Carter Coudriet’s internship at Forbes had him working on the annual release of the media organization’s heralded college rankings, while newly initiated Ezaan Mangalji traveled to San Francisco for the summer and interned for Uber. Lastly, Arman Murphy worked with New Student Orientation at Penn, continuing a tradition of Beta Rho coordinators.

The Chapter’s Executive Board held a retreat and road-tripped to Hilton Head Island, S.C. The entire chapter also recently went on a LEAD-focused retreat at Seaside Heights, NJ to prepare for the start of the academic year.

Puget Sound

Zeta Alpha alumni hold their annual summer reunion.

RIT

The Mu Zeta Chapter had over 180 attendees, including brothers, dates, and guests, at their 25th Anniversary White Rose weekend! Over the weekend, the Mu Zeta Alumni Association (MZAA) had their biannual election with Andrew Stadnicki, Sean Furman, Thomas Ansill, and David Putz elected to leadership roles. The alumni brothers also selected Timothy Sanger II to serve as the next Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) Chairman.

The Chapter achieved an overall GPA of 3.107--an increase of 0.037 points from the fall semester’s overall GPA.

The newly initiated (what class?) candidate class for the spring semester consisted of two new brothers: Michael Hokanson and Joseph Ruggieri.

The chapter’s annual philanthropy event, St. Baldrick’s, was held in May. It was an incredible event, as many members of the campus community attended. The event raised a total of $4,487 for children with cancer. Many community members shaved their heads to show their support for a great cause.

At the end of the spring semester the chapter had eleven graduating brothers: Alton Markel, Arber Deski, Asher Kirschbaum, Derek Bules, Dillon Curren, James Brunner, Jonathan Eames, Mathew Mills, Thomas Ansill, Thomas Chappell, and Vladimir Slavov. The Mu Zeta Chapter is thankful for your hard work, commitment, and wishes you the best for all your future endeavors!

South Florida

Paul Wagner showing the black, white, and gold in Cuba.

Southeast Missouri State

Mu Kappa brothers get their hands dirty at a Habitat for Humanity build.

Southern California

Brother Monte “Pat” Mott passed into Chapter Eternal on July 1, 2017, after a long battle with Cancer. Pat was initiated into Epsilon Omicron in 1975, and was a fun-loving and spirited brother who could always be counted on for a good time…and his inimitable laugh could be heard throughout the house.

Pat was best known inside and outside of the fraternity house as the ultimate Trojan Drum Major. He changed and modernized the outfit worn on the field, searching in unique shops throughout the LA basin to find just the right elements to wear. Patterned after portrayals of Trojan warriors from movies filmed in nearby Hollywood, Pat led the Trojan Marching Band through a national championship football season in 1976 and two Rose Bowls. Most notably, he was the first of any mascot across the nation to drive his sword into the turf at midfield, with great fanfare. He swore it was a spur of the moment thing – but it is copied across the land to this day.

After college, Pat became an award-winning writer for the Los Angeles Times and several other publications, and for the last two decades of his life he edited the publications of the Orange County Diocese of the Catholic Church and hosted programs on their radio station. A number of Pat’s Sigma Nu brothers gathered at his memorial mass to say farewell. His ever-present laugh was present in clear spirit as we shared some wonderful memories and stories and toasted our departed but not forgotten brother.

Stevens

This past year the chapter had many members participate in some of our school’s newest clubs and activities – the biggest of which was an all-night dance event known as THON. Johnny Callaghan served as a member of the THON executive board throughout the spring and over the summer the group received the award for best new dance marathon from their national organization. Within the athletic arena, William Persson, Danny Polk, and Michael Feldman were all recently named captains of the tennis team in the spring. In addition, Will received player of the year and tournament MVP for the Empire 8 conference.

During the summer brothers of the Gamma Delta chapter were very active outside of work – with PJ Gencarelli and Brett Weiss serving as part-time ocean lifeguards. They competed in a local competition and won first place in the 1000m row! Sticking with water sports, Gerad Ross went back to his roots in Sarasota, Florida and joined the Ski-A-Rees waterskiing team. In July, the group traveled to Rockford, Illinois for a D1 national waterskiing competition and placed first for best team.

Tennessee

This past summer proved to be an exciting and beneficial time for the men of Epsilon Eta Chapter. Brothers had internships and travel experiences across the country and the globe. Zach Long and Michael Bowers had analytics internships with Clayton Homes. Andrew Testerman interned with Mondelez International in their Fort Worth, Texas distribution center, while Michael Zheng interned with Southwestern Advantage in sales in Oklahoma. Rhett Stacey and Will Payne interned for Northwestern Mutual and Performance Contracting, Inc., respectively. Major Morgan interned with Hereford Dooley Architecture Firm, and Luke Daley interned with Poolcorp in a distribution center, as well. Chas Resides finished a semester long co-op with Disney. Brothers Gavin Handler and Mitch Moskowitz spent extended time in Israel, while Caleb Carr and Cole Hester traveled to Tanzania and hiked Mount Kilimanjaro.

Texas Christian

A successful bid day for Lambda Epsilon.

Tulsa

Zeta Lambda alumni and colony candidates get together for their traditional alumni/active football game.

UC Davis

The philanthropic attitude of the Zeta Xi Chapter has continued to exceed expectations— this September, fifteen brothers will participate in the yearly chapter tradition of Trekking for the Troops. In a fundraising effort for The Pathway Home, an organization that helps returning veterans be reintegrated with civilian life, our brothers will negotiate a 110-mile trail over a span of nine days, summiting Mount Whitney and each pledging at least $750 of donations.

One brother, John Dolan, a current Executive Board member and Marshal for the Zeta Xi Chapter, has been elected the Co-Director of Camp Kesem at UC Davis. Dolan will be entering his fifth year double majoring in History and International Relations. Camp Kesem is a non-profit organization run by college students that creates an annual camp for children whose parents have cancer— completely free of charge. As the leader of the organization, he’s tasked with sending 240 children to camp for free— a feat that involves raising over $200,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. John credits Zeta Xi alumni for introducing him to Kesem, and his experience as Marshal has set himself as a successful leader and a positive role model.

John Dolan was recently elected Co-Director for Camp Kesem at UC Davis.

The Zeta Xi Chapter continues to achieve a top GPA and maintain a strong presence on campus. This year, the chapter was awarded IFC’s “Aggie Pride Award” for excellence in support of UC Davis collegiate athletics— an award created for the first time in response to the chapter’s passion for UC Davis Aggie pride.

Vanderbilt

Alumnus and 2011 Talent of the Year Patrick Thomas released his debut album in September, 2017. The self-titled record was produced by Grammy Award-Winner Mark Bright who has also worked with Carrier Underwood and Rascal Flatts.

Washington

Gamma Chi's Centennial celebration.

The Gamma Chi Chapter celebrated it’s 100th birthday with a big bash!  On April 27th, at the University of Washington HUB ball room, 180 alumni and the full active chapter spent the evening getting reacquainted, perusing old composites and trophies and hearing updates from the alumni associates and actives.  The keynote speaker was Damon Huard, a former Husky standout quarterback, who now serves as their community relations point man.  He went over the Husky football team’s chances for a back to back appearance in the college football playoff and it’s looking really, really good!  Tom Broznowski was the first alumnus to receive Gamma Chi’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for his accomplishments in cycling as an amateur national champion and in the professional ranks as well. When everything was over, the crew left well fed, well entertained and ready for another 100 years

Wyoming

Epsilon Delta brothers and alumni enjoy a Sunday dinner with University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols.

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