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Dispatches from The Legion of Honor

Chapter & Alumni News for the Winter 2022 Quarterly


In late November, Kappa Lambda Chapter hosted its annual Kornhole for the Kids cornhole tournament. Proceeds for the event were designated for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The chapter raised over $3,000 for the charity.

Kappa Lambda alumnus Jeremy Powell completed his fourth year of making dreams come true for the children of Eagle Elementary School in Akron, Ohio. Brother Powell started small. In 2019 he set a small goal of providing three children, who might otherwise not be able to afford them, with “the pair of shoes kids dream of taking off the rack in a shoe store.” Today, his goal and impact have grown, with Powell now providing the entire school shoes for the holidays. Last year, Powell was recognized for his impact on the Akron community with tickets to Super Bowl LVI provided by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns recognized Powell and three other fans for “exemplary actions around Northeast Ohio that aligned with the core values of Browns Give Back."


Alabama in Huntsville

Mu Beta Chapter recently concluded its annual philanthropy events, raising $5,173 for charity. The chapter raised $3,024 during its annual First Responder's Festival, with proceeds benefiting The First Responder's Children Foundation. The chapter also hosted a cornhole tournament, raising $215 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their annual candidate auction, which raised $1,934 for Crisis Services of North Alabama.


Appalachian State

Kappa Epsilon Chapter took to the streets in early December to pick up trash and litter from the roadway. The beautification project took place along Green Street in Boone, North Carolina.



Epsilon Alpha Chapter is building a culture of excellence at the University of Arizona. During the campus’ IFC Winter Banquet, the chapter was honored with the Scholarly Chapter Award. The chapter also furthered its continuity of representation on the campus Inter-Fraternity Council with Brother Greg Abraham elected as the new IFC President. Brother Abraham will build upon the legacy of Sigma Nu/IFC leadership put forward by fellow Brother José Hernández, who recently concluded two years serving the IFC as Vice President of Communications.


Arizona State

Early this October, the brothers of Zeta Upsilon Chapter hosted their annual fall philanthropy, “Sigma Boo.” This year’s Sigma Boo included bachelor auctions, a haunted house, a bike race, and the main event, “Dancing with the Snus.” Over the course of the week, the chapter raised an impressive $35,000 for their partners at Child Help, a national charity whose mission is to prevent child abuse.


Arkansas - Fort Smith

In late September, Nu Alpha Chapter partnered with Community Clearing House to host a food drive benefiting the most vulnerable in the Fort Smith, Arkansas community.



Beta Theta Chapter Advisor Sean Thomas worked with the collegiate chapter to organize a special conversation with Auburn Head Baseball Coach Butch Thompson. In early November, Coach Thompson stopped by the chapter to talk to the men about the baseball program, NIL, and Auburn athletics. He also spoke to the chapter about the importance of self-confidence, addressing life’s inevitable challenges from a position of preparedness and strength, and the value of having a “No Excuses” viewpoint on taking responsibility and holding yourself accountable.

On November 2, Beta Theta alumnus Mike Baker and his wife Karen hosted a 1980s-era alumni reunion and low country boil. The event follows a trend of generous and hospital Beta Theta alumni who have organized events in the Birmingham area for brothers to gather with their spouses for fellowship and opportunities to reminisce about past memories.


Ball State

On November 11, brothers from the Theta Nu Chapter got their hands dirty cleaning up trash and debris along their adopted stretch of highway. The chapter has partnered with Adopt-A-Highway to take care of a road near Muncie, Indiana.


Bowling Green State

In early November, Epsilon Chi Chapter alumni volunteers Mike Icenogle, Bob Gingras, and Trevor Wintermantel met with the collegiate chapter's newly elected executive officers to set goals and milestones for each aspect of chapter operations

From left to right: Alumni Association President Mike Icenogle, Co-Chapter Advisor Bob Gingras, Chaplain Bryce Long, Lt. Commander Ryan Schonter, Eminent Commander Riley Blankenship, immediate past Lt. Commander  Mason Yuzwa, Recruitment Chairman Matt Stock, Treasurer and Marshall Collin Oglesbee, Co-Chapter Advisor Trevor Wintermantel, and Recorder Zachery Huggins.



This semester, Zeta Phi Chapter brothers positively impacted the Peoria, Illinois, community. The Chapter brothers partnered with the Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority to volunteer at the local “Dream Center” in downtown Peoria. The members painted, tore up flooring, and got space ready for a new indoor playground. At a separate event, the chapter helped rake leaves and cleaned up a yard for a local veteran, Reverend Julius DeLoatche.



Epsilon Mu Chapter concluded its annual week of philanthropy, Voodoo Week, with a record-setting performance. The chapter set a new personal fundraising record, raising over $26,500 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. During Voodoo Week, the chapter organized a series of events, including a banner contest, sidewalk painting, pumpkin carving, a dunk tank, a volleyball tournament, and a lip sync competition, which all contributed to the chapter’s fundraising total.


Cal State Fullerton

In October, the brothers of Lambda Upsilon Chapter put on their “magic boots” for their annual chapter brotherhood retreat. The members spent time growing closer through organized team builder activities and enjoyed time together eating burgers and camping in the San Bernardino National Forest.


Cal State LA

In preparation for Thanksgiving, Eta Phi Chapter got into the holiday spirit with service to their community. The chapter organized a food-making event preparing over 400 burritos to be given out in Skid Row, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.


Central Arkansas

Lambda Phi Chapter brother Ricardo Gonzalez Guevara was recognized as a Bear CLAWS recipient at the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees' December meeting. “CLAWS, an acronym for Celebrating the Lofty Achievements of our Wonderful Students, is awarded to one or more exceptional students or recognized student organizations during regularly scheduled board meetings.” Brother Guevara was recognized for his extensive campus leadership and community service.


Central Oklahoma

In mid-October, Mu Tau Chapter brothers connected with a local community food bank to make a positive impact in Edmond, Oklahoma. The brothers enjoyed the opportunity for service and connection with their community.



In late September, over 100 brothers and guests of Gamma Kappa Chapter at the University of Colorado traveled to Boulder, Colorado, to celebrate the chapter’s 120th anniversary. Brothers, friends, and family gathered around the chapter’s 750lb bronze buffalo, “Sluggo,” the centerpiece of the Buffalo Brothers Memorial. The memorial honors more than 40 brothers who have passed on to the Chapter Eternal.

In December, the chapter enjoyed an award-winning end to the fall semester. The chapter and its members were honored with several awards, including the IFC Philanthropy Chapter of the Year Award, Most Outstanding Senior for Jack Defrancesco, and Greek Man of the Year for Finn Moylan.



The Legion of Honor is set to return to the University of Delaware to reestablish the Delta Kappa Chapter during the Spring 2023 semester. General Fraternity staff will be on campus all spring. If you know a man who is attending Delaware and would be a good fit for the Fraternity, please fill out a prospective member questionnaire.



In late September, brothers from the Kappa Delta Chapter connected with the Pittsburgh community, helping out in the South Side cleanup.


East Carolina

In mid-October, alumni, collegiate members, and guests of the Eta Beta Chapter gathered together for the chapter’s 14th Annual Snake Reunion.


Eastern Illinois

Lambda Gamma Chapter had another successful year of fundraising with its White Rose Bowl philanthropy. The chapter hosted campus organizations in a flag football tournament, raising money for charity.


Eastern Kentucky

In early October, Theta Theta Chapter hosted its annual Jail-N-Bail philanthropy event. The successful fundraiser helped the chapter bring in over $2,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



In a September alumni profile, the Fraternity shared the story of the historic Florida Gators' win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1963. You can read more about how several Sigma Nus from the Epsilon Zeta Chapter, including quarterback Tom Shannon, receivers Hagood Clarke and Jerry Newcomer, and lineman Jack Katz, played a key role in one of college football's biggest upsets by clicking HERE.



Brothers of the Kappa Chi Chapter closed out the semester with service. The members connected with Habitat for Humanity to assist a local Habitat Restore.



On October 7, the Mu Chapter at the University of Georgia hosted its annual Jam for Cam charity concert, raising over $154,500. The event was created to honor and celebrate the life of Cameron Fearon, a Mu Chapter brother who passed in 2018 after a long battle with metastatic melanoma. Jam for Cam raises money and awareness for the Melanoma Research Foundation, Camp Carolina, and other charities local to Athens, Georgia.


Georgia Southern

Past General Fraternity staff members Evan Winebarger (Georgia Southern) and Rhys Collins (East Carolina) competed in the 2022 Chicago Marathon on October 9. Evan and Rhys ran in partnership with UPS for DownS, raising support and advocacy for the Down Syndrome Community. In total, the men raised over $5,000 for the cause.


Georgia State

In a November alumni profile, the Fraternity interviewed Eta Gamma Chapter alumnus David Nour on his Sigma Nu story and journey to becoming a best-selling author and executive leadership advisor to companies across the globe. Read more about Brother Nour and why relationships are key to company success by clicking HERE.


Georgia Tech

In a December alumni profile, the Fraternity shared the story of alumni from Gamma Alpha Chapter who formed strong bonds of brotherhood in response to a tragedy that struck the chapter. Read more about how the alumni created the Gathering of Old Snakes and committed themselves to lifelong fellowship and dedication to the collegiate chapter and Fraternity by clicking HERE.



The Zeta Sigma Chapter spent two weekends in November working with the Adams County Conservation District to plant trees. The organization’s mission is to promote voluntary conservation and good stewardship of Adams County’s natural resources.


Greater Ozarks Alumni Club

On Saturday, December 17, the Greater Ozarks Alumni Club hosted the 76th Annual Christmas Party in Springfield,  Missouri. The party featured good food, fellowship, and special reports from the Theta Sigma Chapter (Missouri State), Epsilon Beta Chapter (Drury), Division Commander Chris Foeste (Southeast Missouri State), and Past Regent Mike Long (Drury).



Eta Pi Chapter closed out its semester strong with service. The chapter partnered with H-SC Tiger Serve to participate in several service events, including monthly commitments to the FeedMore Market, raising funds for H-SC Coach Zeke Taylor in his battle against liver disease, and picking up litter with Adopt-a-Highway.


High Point

In November, Nu Delta Chapter held its Innaugural Matt McLaughlin Memorial Golf Outing. The event was an opportunity for the chapter to celebrate Matt McLaughlin with his family, friends, collegiate brothers, and alumni. Proceeds from the event were raised in support of men’s mental health awareness efforts.



In early December, Executive Committee officers from the Nu Beta Chapter spent the morning volunteering. The brothers partnered with Friendship Mission, Inc., an emergency shelter program for the homeless.



During the first weekend of December, brothers from the Delta Omicron Chapter spent their morning collecting food and canned goods for Palouse Cares. Palouse Cares is a non-profit charity focused on ensuring children on the Palouse are fed, educated, cared for, and supported.


Illinois State

Brothers from the Theta Rho Chapter got ready for the Halloween season with pumpkin carving. The event also doubled as a fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



On December 7, the Beta Eta Chapter hosted its winter philanthropy program, a Winter Art Showcase presented by artist Adam Long. The showcase featured auction pieces by Adam, telling the story of Bloomington, Indiana. Proceeds from the event supported the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.


Jacksonville State

On November 13, alumni and collegiate brothers came together for the chapter’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. The event is always a meaningful time for the collegiate chapter, alumni, friends, and families to spend time together.


James Madison

“’Everyone knows him,’ Jack Barbour said. ‘He’s the captain of the lacrosse team. He’s the president of our Fraternity. Mason’s the man... I’m 100% sure if I were in his position, he’d be sitting right here doing this for me.’”

The Iota Delta Chapter came together earlier this semester to support their Commander, Mason Walczak, who was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The chapter members received news coverage from local station WHSV 3 about their effort to raise money for their brother.



In mid-October, brothers from the Mu Pi Chapter hit the road to clean up trash, litter, and debris as a part of the chapter’s ongoing partnership with Adopt-A-Highway.



December 7 marked the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17, the final mission of NASA’s Apollo program, and the last time humans have set foot on the Moon or traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Brother Ronald Evans served as a Command Module Pilot and was one of the three-man crew for that historic mission.


Kennesaw State

The Iota Pi Chapter wrapped this semester up with a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. The chapter made a donation of $1,921 as well as over 500 canned goods!


Kent State

In late September, Kent State Assistant Director of Events and Operations and Division Commander Dennis Campbell (Akron) met with Zeta Gamma Colony members for LEAD and colony development. Brother Campbell worked with the new members to set goals and expectations and learn about what it means to be a fraternity member.


Kentucky Wesleyan

The Eta Epsilon Chapter had a lot to celebrate in early October. Collegiate brothers kicked off the month with a Build-a-Bed event in partnership with Campus Ministries. The brothers designed and constructed a bed frame for their recipient Brianna, who is a fan of the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Following the event, the chapter attended Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner, where three chapter alumni were inducted. Inductees included Brothers Dr. Randall Capps, David Ashburn, and Wesley Whistle. Finally, collegiate chapter Commander Kelton Boyland was selected as the college’s Homecoming King.



Brothers from the Delta Theta Chapter got their hands dirty in October, volunteering with a local farm.



In November, Zeta Psi Chapter heard a special presentation from professional speaker Delaney McGuire about the effects and signs of hazing and importance of hazing prevention.



A few months ago, a group of Pi Chapter alumni gathered in the Poconos for a reunion and celebration of 50 years of brotherhood. This reunion marked a return to a cherished tradition among these brothers after an extended delay from the pandemic. Previous alumni gatherings have included annual reunions at Lehigh for a football weekend, a white-water rafting trip down the Colorado River, another white-water rafting trip in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, a hiking trip through Maui and Kauai, sailing on a private charter up the Pacific Northwest coast from Vancouver, and a schooner charter through the Virgin Islands.

At this most recent reunion, the twenty brothers and their partners spent four days and three nights catching up, reminiscing, and reliving the “good all days. “

Pictured in the Photo from left to right (top row): Terry Faul, Bill Conner, Rick Nolte, Howard Polsky, Jim Butt, George Sabol, Mike Zavoda, Doug Pike, Mike Pavlides, Tom Luntz, Bob Watkins, Ed Gillespie, Owen “Pete“ Jones, Bob Kendig, and Steve Glickstein.

Bottom row left to right: Dave Ingram, Wayne Montgomery, Bruce Kiefer, Drew Brown, and Reggie Guy.



Brothers from the Mu Phi Chapter at Longwood University got into the Halloween spirit with service. Brothers from the chapter volunteered to pass out candy to the trick or treaters of Farmville, Virginia for the Main Street Parade.


Louisiana at Lafayette

In early November, the Eta Nu Chapter brothers participated in a can food drive hosted by a local community business. The chapter brought in over 200 canned goods for the less fortunate.


Louisiana State

This semester, the Phi Chapter Fall 2022 candidate class organized a service project benefitting the Al Copeland Foundation. The service project featured a dunk tank and a powderpuff football tournament. The service project resulted in over $2,500 being donated to the Al Copeland Foundation.


Louisiana Tech

The Eta Zeta Chapter has had a busy semester with service. Brothers in the chapter have kept themselves active with several volunteer opportunities, including collecting coat donations for the Coats for Kids drive, selling donuts in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, collecting food donations for the Christian Community Action food drive, donating to the Louisiana Tech SGA recycling drive, and serving the community at the Ruston Fall Festival.



Delta Phi Chapter closed out the fall semester with its annual Santacon fundraiser. The chapter raised money to support the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by selling Santa hats and t-shirts.



On October 26, brothers from the Eta Chapter hosted a table at the university’s annual Harvest Fest. Brothers spent time handing out candy and engaging with local kids in costume for Halloween.


Michigan State

Epsilon Rho Chapter embraced the spirit of the holiday season with recent service to the Lansing, Michigan, community. The chapter partnered with the Cristo Rey Community Center to donate 410 cans of food. Cristo Rey Community Center is a non-profit basic-needs provider serving the vulnerable populations within the Lansing community, emphasizing access to medical care, mental health services, food, and financial counseling.



Gamma Tau Chapter Brother Devin Hunt has his eyes on the prize for USA Powerlifting. In December, Brother Hunt earned first place at the Battle of the Frozen Tundra!


Minnesota State

For Halloween, the Lambda Delta Chapter organized a haunted house philanthropy event. The event was a great success, with the chapter raising $1,675 for Habitat for Humanity. The chapter collaborated with the Minnesota State chapter of Sigma Chi to set up and execute the event.



This semester the Epsilon Xi Chapter gave $25,000 to the Thomas Hayes Mayo Lab Fund at the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing that pays tribute to the life of Thomas Mayo, who died in April. Pictured here are Epsilon Xi alumni and collegiate members, front row, left to right, Clark Trout, Stewart McCullough and John Green; middle row, Gray Phillips, Will Dedmon, and Stone Tosh; and back row, Don Frugé, Archie Miller, Tucker Sala, Zach Little, and Will Fletcher.

Brother McCullough, the Epsilon Xi Commander, said, “Sigma Nu believes it is important to support the Thomas Hayes Mayo Lab Fund because its purpose is aimed to help those battling substance misuse. The presence of substance misuse and addiction is growing at an exponential rate, especially on college campuses in America, and we want to help ensure Ole Miss is in a position to combat this growing issue in our local community.”



In late September, the Rho Chapter organized a philanthropy concert at The Blue Note, raising $24,268 for Welcome Home, a homeless veterans’ facility in Columbia, Missouri.

The Executive Director of Welcome Home commented, “This effort reflects every bit of Sigma Nu’s core values and unwavering passion to give back to the community. We are beyond grateful for the continued partnership and support from Sigma Nu and The Blue Note. We can’t thank Sigma Nu enough for finding Welcome Home’s mission worthy again this year and joining forces to end Veteran homelessness.” Further, Welcome Home named a veteran room in honor of Sigma Nu and gifted an American flag flown at one of their facilities.


Missouri State

On December 3, Theta Sigma Chapter celebrated its 50th chartering anniversary. Over 110 alumni, collegiate chapter members, and guests enjoyed time together during a Friday night happy hour, Saturday lunch, and Saturday night Founder’s Dinner. Theta Sigma Chapter was officially chartered at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) on December 3, 1972.


Montana State

In mid-October, Zeta Nu Chapter hosted its semesterly candidate class retreat. The retreat is a three-day-long experience where the chapter candidates learn about the organization of the chapter, camp, and deepen their class relationships.


Mount Union

On December 3, the Beta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu attended Christmas in the Park, a community holiday event sponsored by the University of Mount Union Regula Center, the Alliance Parks Department, and surrounding Alliance businesses. The event was open to all community members and offered holiday crafts, gifts, and food to families at no cost. The brothers helped make food and hot chocolate, creating crafts, organizing games, and assisting Santa by handing out free books.

Earlier in the semester on October 8, the Beta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu celebrated the 130th Anniversary of the Beta Iota Chapter along with fellow alumni. The weekend kicked off with a tailgate prior to the football game and followed with a dinner held at Aeonian Brewery. It was an evening full of stories, laughs, and brotherhood. Longtime Chapter Advisor Dr. Mark Himmelein, awarded the George Weimer Memorial Award to senior member Brandon Mazzei. The award is given to a member of the Beta Iota Chapter who exemplifies great leadership and represents Truth, Love, and Honor every day. Mazzei is currently serving his second term as Commander. Senior brothers Bob Boyer and Jarek Leonard were also awarded with the Jim Williams Service Award. The Award is given to those within the Beta Iota Chapter who exemplify great dedication to service and go above and beyond their respective positions in the Chapter. Bob Boyer currently serves as Lt. Commander and Jarek Leonard currently serves as Treasurer, Alumni Chairman, and the Public Relations representative.


New Hampshire

Over the weekend of November 19, the Iota Sigma Chapter brothers positively impacted the Durham, New Hampshire, community by volunteering to help remodel Saint Thomas More Parish.


North Dakota State

In early October, collegiate brothers and alumni from the Eta Theta Chapter at North Dakota State University gathered in Fargo, North Dakota, for homecoming and an anniversary formal. The chapter is celebrating 60 years at NDSU this year. The chapter received its official charter from the Fraternity on December 8, 1962.


North Georgia

Kappa Chapter had another great turnout for their annual “Sigma Nu-Ts” event. The chapter sold peanuts to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer prevention.



The Delta Epsilon Chapter was hard at work in the month of October for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Brothers helped pack 8,790 meals for those in the greater Oklahoma City community.


Oklahoma State

The Epsilon Epsilon Chapter delivered an impressive performance at the university’s annual Freshman Follies competition. The chapter and partner, the Tau Beta Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority, took home the prize for Most Entertaining performance. Brother Drew Williams was also recognized with the award for Best Male Director.


Old Dominion

In late September, the Eta Chi Chapter partnered with the ODU Men’s Golf team and the Epsilon Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority to assist the Larchmont United Methodist Church in unloading pumpkins for the church’s annual Halloween fundraiser.


Oregon State

In late October, Delta Tau Chapter partnered with the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Delta Omega and Corvallis Parks and Recreation for a clean up and beautification project in Willamette Park in Corvallis, Oregon.



During the first weekend of October, brothers from the Beta Zeta Chapter came together for the chapter’s annual Brotherhood Retreat. The brothers enjoyed a weekend full of team building activities, games, food, and stories. The chapter also had deep conversations strategic planning and how they hoped to improve the chapter’s operations over the next year.



Beta Upsilon Chapter brothers and members of the Rose-Hulman Fightin’ Engineers football team Justin Pierson, Kenny Gipson, and Pete Cross were named First Team All-HCAC (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) for their performance this season.



Congratulations is in order for the Iota Chapter at Samford University. The Samford Bulldogs defeated the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs to become the 2022 Southern Conference Champions. The Iota Chapter is well represented on the team, with 18 players who are members of the Fraternity.

The chapter also has reason to celebrate on the alumni side. Samford University selected alumni brothers Lynn Boggs and Chad Trull as alumni of the year. Brother Boggs was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year, while Brother Trull was recognized as the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year.


Southeast Missouri State

Mu Kappa Chapter was impressively well represented for the university’s Man of the Year award presentation at this year’s Homecoming. For the first time in chapter history,  three of the five finalists nominated for the award were Mu Kappa brothers. The brothers nominated were Roman Holloway, Joel Philpott, and Elliot Siekmann (pictured in order), with Brother Siekmann taking home the award.

On the chapter side, in mid-November, the chapter hosted its annual SNUperbowl philanthropy event, with proceeds donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. At the conclusion of the event, the chapter had raised $7,025 for the semester.


Southern Methodist

The Iota Theta Chapter celebrated a huge success on October 23 with Σets & Nets, a philanthropy sand volleyball tournament supporting Mental Health America. The event was hosted in partnership with the SMU chapter of IfYoureReadingThis.org, a mental health resource organization that hosts letters of support from students, faculty, and alumni. The chapter raised over $8,500 for the charity.


Southern Mississippi

The brothers from the Theta Gamma Chapter participated in a service swap with the Beta Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta on the morning of November 4. The brothers helped Christian Services prepare and deliver hot meals to those in need throughout the community.


Southern Utah

The Fraternity would like to congratulate and extend a hearty Hi Rickety to Lambda Iota Chapter Brother Noah Borton, who was recently elected president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA). AFA is the professional development association for individuals within the fraternity/sorority profession, such as campus-based and headquarters staff and vendors committed to enhancing the fraternity/sorority experience. Noah’s election as president of the association continues his career of distinguished service to the association, including time spent on the board of directors and as co-editor of AFA’s Perspectives magazine. In 2013, Noah received the association’s Shelley Sutherland Outstanding Volunteer Award, and in 2017, AFA honored him with a Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award. Noah is a past staff member of the General Fraternity, a past Division Commander, and currently serves as the Senior Director of Educational Programs for Delta Upsilon International Fraternity.


St. Louis Alumni Club

On December 3, brothers from the greater St. Louis area gathered for brotherhood and festive fellowship at the 74th Annual St. Louis Sigma Nu Alumni Association 2022 Holiday Party. Over 80 alumni and collegiate members from 12 chapters were present for the event. The event is always held on the first Saturday of December at The Racquet Club in St. Louis.



Epsilon Eta Chapter brother and outgoing Commander Jack Shelton was recognized for his exceptional leadership at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Interfraternity Council Pillar Awards. Jack was honored with the Growth through Leadership Award.


Texas Christian

In Mid-November, Lambda Epsilon Chapter hosted a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, raising money at the chapter’s Sigma Zoo philanthropy event.

On September 25, Brother Michael Manoogian demonstrated that the Lambda Epsilon men are built different after completing IRONMAN Chattanooga. Brother Manoogian achieved an impressive time of 13 hours, 26 mins, conquering a 2.4-mile swim, 116-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run.



After dedicating 46 years of his life to public service, the Honorable Lynn Ellison, 81st District Judge in Texas and Beta Phi Chapter alumnus, is retiring.

“And so, a distinguished 46-year career as a public servant and politician will come to an end. Judge Ellison is quite aware of the stigma placed on politicians by the media and the public these days, but it doesn’t bother him. He said, ‘In my opinion, being a politician is a compliment – not something negative, because politics is the art of governing and ensuring that, in a democracy, the will of the people is first and foremost.’ He doesn’t have any singular political hero that has inspired him. Still, he is a student of history and has great respect for many politicians who, in times of peril or conflict, made difficult political decisions based upon what was best for the people they serve, without regard to their own self-interests.”

A profile of Brother Ellison’s honorable service can be read HERE.



Over the weekend of November 12, the Fraternity was pleased to celebrate the official return of the Zeta Lambda Chapter Charter and the formal installation of the collegiate chapter at the University of Tulsa. The weekend began with the initiation of 40 men made Knights of the Legion of Honor. An additional 40 alumni, representing 12 different chapters, were in attendance during the Initiation Ceremony. Regent Tim Huffmyer (Michigan State) participated in the dubbing of 38 of the newly initiated Knights, with the remaining two members having the special privilege of being dubbed by their fathers. The newly initiated members were treated with a special gift to commemorate the occasion; a copy of The Story of Sigma Nu with a handwritten message from Past Regent Joe Francis (Oklahoma State).

Later in the evening on Saturday, the chapter hosted a celebratory banquet, which around 130 alumni and guests attended. The event was emceed by Honor initiate Sam Schulman, and the chapter’s own “Sinfonic Serpents” performed some of the Fraternity’s traditional songs, ending with a rousing rendition of “Fraternity Man.” Division Commander Chris Graham (Lamar) delivered a captivating recitation of the Preamble of The Creed. The event concluded with speeches from current and past collegiate officers, Chapter Advisor Marc Nelson, Division Commander Jeremy Edwards, and Regent Huffmyer, who presented the chapter with its official charter.


UC Davis

For the first time in 3 years, the Zeta Xi Chapter held its trekking fundraiser. The chapter raised $5,715 in support of the Northern California VA in Martinez, CA, which specializes in post-deployment medical care for veterans. The brothers scaled Mt. Whitney, the tallest point in the continental US, over the course of the 100-mile trip.


UNC Asheville

On November 11, Mu Eta Chapter at UNC Asheville got their hands dirty volunteering with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity in Asheville, North Carolina.



Over the weekend of October 22, the Beta Chapter at the University of Virginia celebrated its 150th anniversary as a chartered chapter of the Legion of Honor. Expansion of the Fraternity to the University of Virginia began in 1870 after the graduation of the Founders from VMI. Beta Chapter marks the first of the Fraternity’s single-letter designation chapters to cross the sesquicentennial milestone.

The chapter kicked off the weekend’s festivities with a Friday night cocktail reception followed by a Saturday barbeque and an open house at their historic chapter home at 189 Culbreth Road. The celebration culminated in a 150th Anniversary Banquet hosted at the Colonnade Club. During the banquet, brothers and guests heard from alumni speakers who chronicled the chapter’s history, including Brothers Nick Koziolek, Stuart Munson, Albert Bracht, and Nelson Yarbrough. Regent Tim Huffmyer (Michigan State) concluded the event by presenting the chapter’s 150th Anniversary Certificate.


Virginia Tech

In mid-November, the brothers of the Theta Xi Chapter positively impacted their Blacksburg, Virginia, community by assisting a local community church with a clean-up of their facility. The volunteer effort came shortly after the chapter’s Haunted House fundraiser, which raised money for the local animal shelter.


Virginia Wesleyan

In the early morning of November 19, brothers of the Iota Beta Chapter partnered with Haygood United Methodist Church members to help repair a deck with the H.A.R.K (Haygood Acts of Random Kindness) team.



Brothers from the Gamma Chi Chapter swept the University of Washington’s IFC Greek Awards, with several chapter members taking home top honors. Andrew Hengstler was recognized as IFC Greek Member of the Year. Elijah Pollack was recognized as New Member of the Year. Tyrel Duckworth was recognized as Chapter Officer of the Year. (Pictured in Order)  


Washington State

On the weekend of November 5, brothers from the Delta Iota Chapter partnered with the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) to help restore trails at the PCEI Nature Center and make a positive impact on their local community. PCEI is a local conservation organization with the goal of encouraging sustainable living, providing experiential learning, and offering opportunities for serving in their community, while actively protecting and restoring natural resources.


West Texas A&M

The Eta Delta Chapter partnered with 5 Star Nutrition of Amarillo in early October on the chapter’s Homecoming bench press competition. The chapter raised over $800 for The Wounded Warrior Project through the event. 


Western Kentucky

Brothers from the Eta Rho Chapter got into the holiday spirit with service. The brothers had a great time wrapping presents for their local Angel Tree child.



The Eta Omicron Chapter partnered with the Gamma Psi Chapter of Tri Delta in late October for a luau benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event marked another successful philanthropic partnership for the chapter, including a partnership with New Ground Music Festival to raise money for XHunger.



In early November, two Epsilon Delta Chapter candidates, Jayson Barry and Keanan Anderson, attended the university’s Basecamp program, a new member experience to learn about fraternity and the campus Greek-letter community. Brother Grant Huber, IFC VP of Education, joined the chapter candidates at the program.

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