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Dispatches from The Legion of Honor

Chapter & Alumni News for the Winter 2023 Quarterly

Akron

In early November, brothers from Kappa Lambda Chapter partnered with the Ohio Iota Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi for a community cleanup. Men from the two Akron chapters picked up and bagged trash from around the community.

 

Alabama

Hardware & Building Inc., in Ashland, Alabama, was recognized by the Alabama Retail Association in early November. The Runyan family has operated Planters Hardware for five generations, 4 of which have been Sigma Nu initiates: Boyd Runyan (Samford), Joe Runyan (Alabama), Walt Runyan (Alabama), and Cole Runyan (Auburn). A profile of the retail association's recognition of the business and Planters Hardware’s history can be found HERE.

(Pictured: Walt Runyan, center, along with his mother, Pat, receive a Centennial Retailer award from Alabama Retail Association Chairman Jodie Stanfield)

 

Alabama in Huntsville

In late November, the Mu Beta Chapter volunteered with the Huntsville Margarita Society for the organization’s annual Margarita Ball. The event serves as a fundraiser and toy drive, providing a meaningful Christmas for underprivileged children of Northern Alabama. 5,020 toys were collected at this year’s event.

 

Albion

Gamma Gamma Chapter alumnus Mitch Klinger achieved his first marathon victory on October 15 at the 46th annual Detroit Free Press Marathon. Klinger crossed the finish line with an impressive 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 51 seconds, unseating the two-time defending champion by more than 3 minutes. Brother Klinger’s next significant race will be the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials in Orlando, FL, scheduled for February 3, 2024.

 

Appalachian State

To close out the fall semester, Kappa Epsilon Chapter participated in their annual street clean up, picking up and bagging trash from around the campus community. Brother George McDowell helped organize the volunteer outing.

In mid-November, the Fraternity saw a new and exciting achievement unlocked within its Pilgrimage Program. The Fraternity was able to host three separate chapters (Theta Theta – Eastern Kentucky, Kappa Epsilon – Appalachian State, and Nu Delta – High Point), totaling just over 90 members, for tours of the headquarters, W&L, VMI, LEAD Sessions, Initiations, and an Affirmation of Knighthood ceremony. The experience was made possible with the new Spears Family Epsilon Epsilon Center for Excellence, which has doubled the capacity of the Fraternity’s onsite lodging for chapters interested in visiting the site of the Fraternity’s founding.

 

Arizona

Epsilon Alpha Chapter was recognized by the University of Arizona’s Interfraternity Council for excellence in academic success with the 2023 Outstanding Academic Success Award. The award was presented during the 2023 IFC Banquet. Leaders from the collegiate chapter that were present for the banquet include Lieutenant Commander Ryan Raad, Treasurer Tucker Blanksma, Lieutenant Commander-Elect Will Hall, Chaplain-Elect Alec Stuteville, and Assistant VP of Membership for the IFC Caleb Mueller. The chapter prides itself on creating an environment where members can succeed academically and actively works to push members to perform to the best of their abilities.

 

Arizona State

A whopping 17 Zeta Upsilon Chapter Brothers were initiated into the Order of Omega on Nov 14, 2023. These brothers demonstrate commitment to their Greek ideals, community, and university. This is the largest class accepted in recent history into the Order of Omega at Arizona State. Additionally, this year, the organization's president is Zeta Upsilon Brother Ralph Ortiz.

This fall, the Zeta Upsilon Sigma Nu Chapter held its annual Philanthropy Week, culminating in its signature event, Dancing with the SNUs. The money raised is all donated to ChildHelp, a non-profit organization that helps children affected by child abuse. During the week, the chapter hosted a number of special events, including a costume race, ”Snatch a Snu,” a pumpkin toss, and a haunted house. Over the course of the week, the chapter raised over $70,000 and had over 2,000 people in attendance at the final event. The chapter extends a special shoutout to chapter officers Alex Arnold, Max Noe, and Nolan Needelman, who helped organize and execute the week.

 

Arkansas

On Sunday, October 22, 2023, sixteen Junior initiates from Gamma Upsilon Chapter were honored with $1,000 academic scholarships for outstanding academic achievement. The collective grade point average of this group was 3.885. From left to right, they are Dylan Flanagan, Davin McWilliams, Tyler Hawkins, Connor Lawson, Mathew Marchant, Brock Bewley, Bennett Upchurch, James Dunham, Coleman Mathews, Jaxon Harp, Jackson Rankin, Joseph Gladden, Andrew Wadsworth, Dakota Bogan, and Malachi Williamson. Not Pictured: Derek Horton.

The scholarships were provided by Gamma Upsilon alumni donors including Jim McClelland, Larry Lawson, Brian Rosenthal, Chuck Dicus, Kevin Faught, John Meador, Jim Darr, Randy Zook, George Faucette, Bruce Armstrong, Kenny Gibbs, Mike Moss, Jim Gaston, Mickey Miller, Tim Higginbotham, Mike Flynn, John White, Drake Hawkins, Bob Bryant, Jim French, and Gray Standridge.

On November 12, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette shared a fun story profiling how a chance connection between Gamma Upsilon Chapter alumnus David Bevans and Julie Winscott led to Julie saving David’s life and the start of a lasting marriage. Read more HERE.

 

Arkansas – Fort Smith

In early October, Nu Alpha Chapter enjoyed a special opportunity to hear from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Head Men’s Basketball Coach Zane Gibson. Gibson is a newly appointed Head Coach, taking over the team for the 2023-2024 season.

 

Auburn

“Be Better Than Yesterday” Following the passing of Brother Will Romanowski from a fatal car accident early this year, his words and motto have unexpectedly made their way to the Auburn football locker room, inspiring the team and community. Read more about this moving story of red and blue bracelets and the impact of Will’s legacy HERE.

Pictured are Tom Milldrum (Auburn), Jeff Lloyd (Auburn), and Charlie Regan. Tom received the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club Award for the freshman with the most donations solicited at $16,300. Jeff received the Charlie Regan Most Contributions Award at 49. Charlie is a past Captain of the Club and the father of immediate past Commander Charles Regan. Many Beta That Chapter alumni are in the Quarterback Club and do great work for the Club’s mission and purpose of helping children with health needs.

 

Ball State

Brothers from the Theta Nu Chapter got into the Halloween spirit by volunteering in their local community. The chapter partnered with BSU’s Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter at the Muncie Children's Museum. The members spent time playing games with kids and dressing up in costumes.

Theta Nu Chapter alumnus Michael Earley stopped by the chapter house to talk with the collegiate brothers about the importance of networking. Brother Earley shared segments from his book, Connecting for Success: A Student’s Guide to Networking, and gave advice on how the men can improve how they present themselves and approach future employers.

 

Bowling Green State

You never know when you might see a Sigma Nu on NFL Sunday. On Sunday, Oct. 15, Epsilon Chi Chapter alumnus Tom Beery performed the National Anthem at the Bengals-Seahawks game. Tom is a Stage IV Esophageal Cancer survivor and was asked to perform as part of the NFL and Cincinnati Bengals “Crucial Catch” campaign. He is pictured with his wife, Michelle Beery. Brother Beery's performance can be seen HERE.

 

Butler

Epsilon Mu Chapter’s philanthropy week, ‘Voodoo Week,’ occurs every fall, the week before Halloween. The chapter raises awareness and money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in various ways, incentivizing community members to donate. During the week, the chapter has competitions amongst sororities to get all of campus engaged, and it is by far the most beloved week on campus. These activities include volleyball tournaments, dance competitions, banner painting contests, and our classic sidewalk painting contest, extending throughout our front lawn. Winners of contests can win points for their sororities as well as points through donating money. The winning sorority gets a special prize at the end of the week. The chapter also sells t-shirts and sweatshirts that correlate with the week's theme (Dr. ‘Snuess’ this past year). The chapter sold out of shirts for the first time this year, forcing them to order even more for people to buy. Reaching out to local and family businesses in hopes of sponsorships is also a big way the chapter raises money and spreads awareness for the cause to the public. This year, the chapter had ten sponsors, which immensely helped them break through their goal. The last way the chapter tries to fundraise is through silly activities with the brothers, like paying to throw balls at them in a dunk tank or throwing an egg at them (carefully). Each year, the chapter has a fundraising goal. Last year, in 2022, the chapter raised $26,500 with a $25,000 goal; this year, they raised just over $30,000, exceeding their goal once again. These were both record numbers raised by the chapter.

Supporting AFSP is personal for many members of the chapter, including Philanthropy Chairman Evan John. He stated, “This cause is significant to all of our chapter and especially to me, as I lost a best friend to suicide in 2019, as well as two family members earlier on in my childhood. Seeing hundreds of brothers and friends gather together to support a common cause is one of the most extraordinary things I have witnessed, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is why I joined Sigma Nu.”

 

Cal Poly Pomona

The Mile Square Park Family Picnic held on Saturday, October 14, was the first event of its kind the Kappa Gamma Alumni Chapter has held. The event, coordinated and executed by Brother Quang Dang, brought together more than 50 brothers, friends, spouses, and children for fun-in-the-sun activities, including a bounce house for kids, a taco truck, and cornhole. The event also served as an opportunity for prospective students interested in learning more about Kappa Gamma’s return to campus in Spring 2024.

 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

In early November, Kappa Pi Chapter hosted its biggest philanthropy event of the fall, Turn The Tables! 100% of the proceeds from the event support SAFER, Cal Poly’s prevention, education & confidential advocacy resource for sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and harassment.

 

Cal State Fresno

In late October, Zeta Kappa Chapter hosted an alumni tailgate for alumni, friends, and family. The event was an opportunity for alumni to return to the old fraternity house and reconnect with their fraternity brothers.

 

Cal State LA

In late September, Eta Phi Chapter hosted its inaugural Alumni Reunion event. The reunion celebrated the first 250 members of the chapter, whose initiations date back to the chapter’s chartering on May 20, 1966. The event was a great success, with many alumni, spouses, collegiate members, and friends of the chapter gathering in fellowship and the opportunity to tell old stories of their time in the collegiate chapter.

 

Central Arkansas

After hosting their annual Greek Pageant, “Greek Goddess,” the brothers of Lambda Phi Chapter ended up donating a total of $5,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The brothers presented a check to a representative from the hospital in late November.

 

Charleston

The brothers of Iota Rho Chapter were busy this semester providing volunteer service to the local community. The chapter collected over 120 canned and packaged goods for the Neighborhood Food Drive in October. Throughout the month of November, brothers from the chapter grew mustaches to raise awareness for the Movember Foundation. In mid-November, the chapter also spent time hanging out and grilling burgers with Best Buddies, an organization aiming to raise awareness about the stigmas of the special needs community. Finally, to close out the semester, the brothers participated in a community clean-up of the local beach.

 

Clemson

This fall, the brothers of Theta Zeta Chapter raised nearly $7,000 for Dabo Swinney’s All In Team Foundation through their annual powderpuff tournament and game ball run. The All In Team Foundation's mission is to raise awareness of critical education and health issues to change the lives of people across the state of South Carolina. The foundation supports breast cancer research, the ClemsonLIFE program, and countless other great causes and organizations.

 

Colorado

On December 6, Gamma Kappa Chapter was recognized during the IFC Greek Awards with three awards. Alumnus Brother Phil “Buffalo Phil” Caragol won the Outstanding Fraternity Alumni Award. Matt McCullough took home the Greek Man of the Year Award. Finally, Gamma Kappa Chapter was recognized with the Brothers and Cousins Award.

 

Colorado State

In early December, brothers from Delta Rho Chapter volunteered their time with Arc Thrift Store. The brothers helped organize the store. The non-profit thrift store’s mission is to support the local community and those with developmental disabilities.

 

Drury

Epsilon Beta Chapter utilizes the LEAD Program for all members of the collegiate chapter. On November 2, the chapter implemented LEAD Phase I: Session 3: Leadership & Working in Groups for the chapter’s Fall 2023 candidate class. The chapter focused on three different team-building exercises designed to help the candidate class improve their skills in teamwork, delegation, and communication.

 

Eastern Illinois

In late October, the fraternity and sorority community at Eastern Illinois University came together to show support for one of their own. The community, which now organizes an annual Greek Kart racing event, chose to direct this year’s money toward Michael Roman, a brother of Phi Kappa Theta, who was diagnosed with cancer. Lambda Gamma Chapter Brother Hunter Kidwell led the way in organizing and executing the event. Brother Kidwell was recognized in the Spring 2023 term with the university’s RSO Program of the Year Award for his work in launching the “Greek Kart-Karting for a Cause” for the EIU Interfraternity Council last year.

 

Eastern Kentucky

On September 24th, Theta Theta Chapter hosted a philanthropy soccer tournament that included four different Greek organizations. The money made from this philanthropy was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. EKU’s Beta Theta Pi chapter won the men's tournament, and the EKU Alpha Gamma Delta chapter won the women's soccer tournament.

Theta Theta Chapter Brother Carson England has been named the 2023 Eastern Kentucky University Homecoming King. Following his coronation, the university profiled Carson for a student profile in EKU Stories. Read more HERE to learn how Carson commits to community and leadership at EKU.

 

Eastern Washington

Theta Lambda Chapter Alumnus Jeff Burlingame has announced the launch of his new book, George Varnell: The Life and Times of a Pioneering Sportsman. Released by Gray Bear Books in March 2023, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers. The book tells the story of George Varnell, groundbreaking Gonzaga University basketball coach, record-setting Rose Bowl referee, renowned sports writer, and dedicated family man. Brother Jeff Burlingame is a winner of an NAACP Image Award for Best Literary Work and a two-time Image Award nominee. He has written more than thirty books and is the recipient of a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

 

Florida

In early October, Epsilon Zeta Chapter hosted its annual alumni weekend. Alumni were able to interact with active brothers and were given an update on the current state of the chapter from Commander Zachary Holland.

Also, in early October, Brother Danny Hevia (Back Row, Center Right) went to the HSF Finance Conference. The HSF Finance Conference is an event hosted by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Each year, around 120 Hispanic scholars from around the country (and sometimes outside) are selected to participate in the conference in the financial district of New York City. Over the 4-day event, he networked with mentors and fellow scholars, learned more about the finance sector, and gained insight into summer internship opportunities.

 

Furman

In mid-November, brothers from Kappa Chi Chapter volunteered for the Friends of Bald Rock, helping clean up Bald Rock and preserve other parts of the park.

In a recent feature for their alumni magazine, Furman University profiled Kappa Chi Chapter alumnus Lane Erwin to talk about his career as a stunt performer. After graduating from Furman in 2015, Erwin has had an exciting career in the film and television industry, appearing in several hit series such as NCIS: New Orleans, L.A.’s Finest, FOX’s 9-1-1, and Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Read more from Brother Erwin’s profile HERE.

 

Georgia

On Friday, November 10, 2023, Mu Chapter hosted its fifth annual Jam for Cam charity concert, raising just under $268,508. Jam for Cam was created in the fall of 2018 to establish a fundraiser honoring Brother Cameron Fearon, who passed away from metastatic melanoma in August of that same year.

Money raised from the event goes toward the Melanoma Research Foundation and Camp Carolina, which is a summer camp Fearon attended, and a third charity selected by the chapter.

This year, the third charity is the Samuel L. Asbury Foundation in honor of Sam Asbury, a member of Sigma Chi who took his own life. His sister, Grace Asbury, was the opening act.

Other performances from the event include the Eli Young Band, whose band members Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones, and Chris Thompson are Zeta Omicron Chapter (North Texas) alumni, Uncle Kracker, The Vegabonds, and AFTM.

On November 10, Brother Wells Ellenberg was recognized with the 2023 Blue Key Young Alumnus Award during the University of Georgia’s annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Alumni Banquet. Brother Ellenberg is Director of Governmental Affairs for Southern Company and currently serves on the UGA School of Public and International Affairs Board of Visitors. (Wells is pictured above delivering a keynote speech during Sigma Nu’s 2023 College of Chapters, the Fraternity’s award-winning leadership development program for incoming collegiate chapter Commanders.)

 

Georgia Southern

Theta Kappa Chapter hosted its second annual White Rose Week in mid-September, raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). During the week, the chapter hosted several events, including “Fetch a Slice, “Pie a Brother,” and a Greek community kickball tournament to raise $19,108 for the cause. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss. 

During Georgia Southern University’s 2023 Fraternity & Sorority Life Excellence Awards, Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor Bill Geddy was awarded Outstanding Fraternity Advisor of the Year.

 

Gettysburg

The brothers of Zeta Sigma Chapter volunteered at The National Apple Harvest Festival. Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, The National Apple Harvest Festival celebrates the fall season with beautiful handmade crafts, delicious food, and jam-packed entertainment.

 

Hampden-Sydney

The Eta Pi Chapter returned to the top of the podium with the college’s holiday decoration competition. The chapters have been a perennial contender, winning in 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2023.

 

High Point

Last year, the Nu Delta Chapter launched the inaugural Matt McLaughlin Memorial Golf Outing. This event was created in honor of late Brother Matt McLaughlin. The golf outing is a special way the chapter remembers Matt. It reflects his love for being together, making memories, and enjoying friendly competition. It's more than just a golf event; it's become a place where the chapter can enjoy each other’s presence and share comradery. All proceeds from this event go to men’s mental health foundations to help further educate and fight against men’s mental health struggles. The chapter also recognized Brother Sheamus Mann with the first Matt McLaughlin Award.

 

Houston

Over the weekend of November 4, brothers from Zeta Chi Chapter capped off their philanthropy week with their "Trek For Troops" bike relay, a charity event where members biked 230 miles from Houston to Waco, Texas. During the relay, the brothers carried a ceremonial game ball to be used in the football game between the Houston Cougars and the Baylor Bears. The brothers aimed to bring awareness to and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project through the event. The chapter raised over $5,000 for the charity.

 

Illinois

Hi Rickety and congratulations to a Sigma Nu brother who has recently been launched into interdimensional and multiversal adventures. Gamma Mu Chapter alumnus Harry Belden is the new voice of Morty Smith for Season 7 of the popular animated sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty. Brother Belden’s voice role follows previous work in television, including appearances on Proven Innocent, Chicago Med, and Joe Pera Talks with You. More information on Brother Belden’s casting as Morty can be found HERE.

 

Illinois State

Last month, the Theta Rho Chapter Alumni Board established the Theta Rho Hall of Honor to recognize alumni brothers who have excelled in their communities and careers and in support of the Fraternity and University.

The inaugural celebration took place on October 13th during homecoming weekend at the ISU student union. Each honoree was introduced by a close brother who detailed their accomplishments and shared stories of their success. The evening was full of laughs, relived memories, and brotherly spirit. Honorees were presented with a crystal trophy emblazoned with the Sigma Nu crest and their badge number. The event was well supported by the active and alumni chapters, friends, family, and university leadership.

The fun continued Saturday as alumni brothers joined the actives for tailgating before the Homecoming football game win over Indiana State.

The inaugural class of alumni inducted into the chapter’s Hall of Honor includes Brothers Jay Graves, Greg Johnson, George “Joe” Lange, Jim Mounier, and Joe Loss.

 

Indiana

The weekend of November 11 was all about giving back for the brothers of Beta Eta Chapter. The men came together with a mission to support their local animal sanctuary. Sixty brothers strong, the chapter cleaned, built, and left a positive impact at WildCare, Inc., which provides care to sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife so that they may be returned to the wild.

 

Jacksonville State

Iota Lambda Chapter alumnus Jamey Johnson was awarded an honorary doctorate at Jacksonville State University, where he is launching a new annual series designed to bring cultural and educational opportunities to students at his alma mater.

He also served as the commencement speaker during Friday’s graduation ceremony at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed that Dec. 15 would henceforth be known as Jamey Johnson Day in Alabama, the state in which he was born and raised.

 

James Madison

This fall, during James Madison University’s Homecoming weekend, members of the JMU community gathered to celebrate and participate in the official dedication of Holland Yates Hall, which serves as the "gateway to JMU, passport to the world" through the Office of Admissions and The Center for Global Engagement. Holland Yates Hall is named in honor of Iota Delta Chapter alumnus Paul Holland and his wife, Linda Yates. Brother Holland is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and documentary producer. During the ceremony, Brother Holland was able to celebrate the building dedication surrounded by his Sigma Nu fraternity brothers. “I recognized the power of many as a result of my association with Sigma Nu,” Holland said in his remarks. “I love these guys, and I’m so grateful to have them in my life for 40 years.”

 

Jefferson

On Saturday, December 2, Mu Pi Chapter celebrated its second annual Commander’s Brunch gathering with over 80 collegiate members, alumni, and parents in attendance at the Kanbar Student Center. The brothers celebrated four honorees this year, including Grand Treasurer Dr. Jason Lyons and fellow Alumni Brothers Matthew Cavalier and Matthew Shafran – all former Eminent Commanders from the chapter. Additionally, the chapter recognized the outgoing Eminent Commander Michael Tudda, Jr. Representatives from the University’s Alumni Office welcomed the group. Also in attendance were Mu Pi Chapter Founders Dr. Sean P. Killion and Sean M. Flanagan. Dr. Killion also serves as the Division Commander for the Northeast Beta region.

 

Kansas

On Saturday, October 21, Nu Chapter volunteered for The Big Event. This philanthropic effort brings together student volunteers from across KU’s campus for community service. Chapter members helped with a number of different projects to help transform Lawrence, Kan.

 

Kennesaw State

In early November, collegiate chapter members and alumni from Iota Pi Chapter joined together for the chapter’s semesterly alumni softball game. The series between the two groups is now tied 1-1.

 

Kent State

Members of the Zeta Gamma Colony at Kent State University made a pilgrimage to The Rock to visit the Fraternity’s headquarters over the weekend of November 17-19. While in Lexington, the men were treated to a number of tours in the founding location of the Legion of Honor, including tours of Headquarters, Washington and Lee University, and a cadet-led tour of VMI.

 

Kentucky

Gamma Iota Chapter had a massive week of philanthropy. On Friday, October 27th, we hosted singer Tyra Madison live in concert benefiting the Pi Beta Phi Foundation and the chapter’s house mother, Chasity. On Monday, October 30th, the chapter partnered with the UK chapter of Alpha Phi to host a haunted house and a fall festival at the chapter’s house. Over the course of the week, the chapter raised over $10,000 for charity.

 

Kentucky Wesleyan

Eta Epsilon Chapter got into the Halloween spirit this fall, participating in Kentucky Wesleyan College’s 8th annual Trunk-or-Treat. The chapter dressed up in the theme of Jurassic Park, all while providing a safe environment for kids and the community to participate in trick-or-treating.

 

Knox

Delta Theta Chapter alumnus Vir Das has won an International Emmy for Best Comedy Series for his Netflix comedy special, Vir Das: Landing. In Landing, Vir Das “dives deep into his childhood in India, the perils of outrage and finding his feet in the world for his fourth Netflix stand-up special.” A profile of Brother Das’ win and his previous work as a comedian has been created by Delta Theta alumnus Jim Saranteas. You can read the profile HERE.

 

Lamar

In late October, brothers from Zeta Psi Chapter volunteered with Nutrition & Services for Seniors (NSS) during their baked potato sale fundraiser. Proceeds from the event benefitted the non-profit’s Meals on Wheels program, providing food for homebound neighbors in the community.

 

Louisiana at Lafayette

On October 2-5, Eta Nu Chapter hosted its inaugural philanthropy week, White Rose Week. The philanthropy week was structured as a competition between campus sororities competing in different events. All proceeds were split toward the Faith House of Acadiana and the winning sorority’s philanthropy. White Rose Week events included a proceeds night, a service day, a campus coin drive, a car wash, and a field day. In total, the chapter raised over $10,000 over the course of the week.

 

Louisiana State

The Phi Chapter 2023 Golf Tournament went off without a hitch on November 17, 23. The weather was great, and the chapter had good attendance. There were 70 participating golfers (26 actives & 44 alumni) and a number of alumni driving around in golf carts visiting and, in the chapter’s words, offering unsolicited (and unneeded) advice.  All had a good time.

Thanks to the contributions of very generous alumni, the chapter alumni were also able to present St. Lillian Academy with a check for $5,000.  It was genuinely appreciated, and the chapter alumni were assured the money would be put to good use. 

Recent Phi Chapter Alumnus and 2023 Alpha Affiliate Harper Doerr has been named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. He is the first LSU graduate to receive the award and distinction. Doerr and the other 149 Schwarzman Scholars, representing 43 countries and 114 universities from around the world, will receive the opportunity to attend a one-year, fully-funded master’s degree program in global affairs at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

On November 29th, Brother Major Robert P. Hodges was appointed the 27th Louisiana State Police Superintendent and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services by Louisiana Governor-Elect Jeff Landry. Major Hodges is a 28-year veteran with the Louisiana State Police. He began his career in 1995 as a Patrol Trooper in Troop B (Kenner) and has held various assignments throughout his LSP career in Patrol and Investigations. Major Hodges, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Brother Martin High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University. He previously served as an Intelligence Officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard Reserve. His appointment to Louisiana State Police Superintendent will be effective on January 8, 2024.

 

Louisiana Tech

Closing out the Fall 2023 semester, the brothers of Eta Zeta Chapter came together during the first week of December to donate toys to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home. The effort is a continuation of an annual tradition for the chapter.

 

Lynchburg

On December 2, the brothers of Mu Chi Chapter volunteered their time to help pick up trash along Timberlake Road in Lynchburg, Va. The brothers were joined by the LU chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon to help with the clean-up effort.  

 

Maryland

On Tuesday, November 14th, Delta Phi Chapter and the UMD chapter of Tri Delta partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for a Black-Tie Gala fundraiser. Through the fundraising effort, the two chapters were able to raise over $5,700 for the charity. The gala follows an in-person visit the chapter made earlier this year (pictured) to the charity’s offices to learn more about the cause. NCMEC’s goal is to help locate and reconnect missing children with their families through facial progression software, police investigation, and the help of the public.

 

Mercer

On October 30, brothers from Eta Chapter hosted a table at the university’s annual Harvest Fest put on by the Mercer Panhellenic Association. Brothers spent time handing out candy and engaging with local kids in costume for Halloween.

 

Minnesota

On December 2, Gamma Tau Chapter launched its inaugural Mr. Sigma Nu talent show to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. The event was a huge success, with the chapter raising over $1,200 for the cause.

 

Minnesota State

In honor of Veterans Day, brothers from Lambda Delta Chapter traveled to Fort Snelling National Cemetery to help place wreaths on the headstones of the veterans buried there.

 

Mississippi

Over the weekend of October 14, 88 members of Epsilon Xi Chapter traveled over 700 miles from Oxford, Miss., to Lexington, Va., for the chapter's annual pilgrimage to The Rock as part of their candidate education program. Candidates received tours of the Fraternity’s Headquarters and VMI as they learned about the Fraternity’s founding. During the trip, the members also had the opportunity to grab a meal at VMI’s dining hall, Crozet Hall.

A special feature of this year’s trip was the opportunity for the 79 candidates and 9 collegiate chapter officers to stay in the new Spears Family Epsilon Epsilon Center for Excellence. In the past, the Fraternity lacked the capacity to lodge a chapter of Epsilon Xi’s size. The chapter’s pilgrimage had to be constructed as a “day trip,” with the chapter traveling 12 hours overnight to arrive in Lexington for a day of activities, only to make the 12-hour return trip home a few hours later.

Bill Courtney, Epsilon Xi Chapter Alumnus and Coach from the Oscar-winning documentary “Undefeated,” appeared yesterday on the Kelly Clarkson Show to share lessons he’s learned to promote positive change with his “Don’t Be A Turkey Person” Campaign. Brother Courtney talked with Kelly about his early days coaching the Manassas High School football team and how he’s now working to inspire community action through his podcast, “An Army of Normal Folks.” A recording of Brother Courtney’s interview is available above, and new episodes of his podcast are released every Tuesday.

 

Missouri

On September 14, Rho Chapter organized a philanthropy concert at The Blue Note, raising $10,738 for Welcome Home, a homeless veterans’ facility in Columbia. The members sold tickets to the Mizzou community on campus in Speaker’s Circle by visiting sorority houses, through social media, and personal networking. Chapter members underwrote the cost of the event so that all ticket sales benefited Welcome Home. Rho Chapter has raised over $55,000 for Welcome Home in the past three years.

 

Missouri S&T

On the weekend of October 28, Gamma Xi Chapter celebrated its 120th anniversary with its annual homecoming. Over the course of this celebration, over 120 alumni returned to Rolla, Mo., to show their support for the chapter.

During the two-day event, the chapter hosted a golf tournament and wine tasting at a local winery, ensuring that there was something for everyone to enjoy and offering time for brothers to catch up and reminisce about their college days.

Saturday night, the chapter convened for a formal dinner with a keynote address by Chancellor Mo Dehghani. The chapter then presented several awards to outstanding alumni and actives.

The Gamma Xi Chapter was chartered at Missouri University of Science and Technology (then Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy) on January 23, 1903. 

Gamma Xi Chapter alumnus Mike Geisel (pictured center right) was recognized as a Progress 64 West 2023 Award winner during Progress West’s 35th Excellence in Community Development Awards banquet. Brother Geisel, who is the Chesterfield City Administrator, earned the honor through his years of championing, managing, and protecting the city and its citizens’ best interests.

 

Missouri State

In early October, Theta Sigma Chapter was honored to have Past Regent Mike Long (Missouri State/Drury) present to the chapter on the operations of the General Fraternity and Sigma Nu Educational Foundation. Brother Long spoke with the collegiate brothers for over an hour about Sigma Nu's history, the fraternity's inner workings, and the structure of the national organization. Br. Long also shared with the chapter his advice for current and new members and sent the chapter off feeling motivated and inspired.

 

Missouri Valley

In mid-October, Missouri Valley College honored two alumni of the Beta Gamma Chapter during the college’s Homecoming Weekend. Derek Lark was honored as one of four Missouri Valley alumni recognized with an Outstanding Alumni award. Mark Soto was inducted into the Missouri Valley Athletic Hall of Fame. Mark played football for the Missouri Valley Vikings.

During the homecoming weekend, the Beta Gamma Alumni Chapter had 35 alumni show up in support of Derek and Mark. The Alumni Chapter also hosted its annual meeting. 

 

Montana

In October, Gamma Phi Chapter brothers volunteered their time raking leaves for community members and neighbors in need.

 

Montana State

With Gus Turner’s recent initiation into Zeta Nu Chapter, the Turner Family Sigma Nu connection in the state of Montana has intensified. Brother Jon Turner (Montana), a former Commander of Gamma Phi Chapter, proudly saw each of his sons become his brothers in the Legion of Honor. Gus is the most recent Turner son to join the Zeta Nu Chapter. His older brothers, Logan and Ethan, are the current and past Commanders of Zeta Nu Chapter.

 

Nebraska

In early November, Delta Eta Chapter partnered with the UNL chapter of Phi Mu for Cheesin’ for Children’s, a grilled cheese philanthropy event. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

New Hampshire

Over the Thanksgiving break, brothers from Iota Sigma Chapter participated in a neighborhood cleanup. The members cleaned up over 75 bags of leaves and raised over $400 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

 

North Carolina State

Beta Tau Chapter Commander Jack Rothacker recently launched Perseverancia, a nonprofit organization currently dedicated to raising $21,000 to fund further infrastructure and educational resources of the Juan Calvino School in Soyapango, El Salvador. Through partnerships with his local church and a chapter-led soccer tournament, he is well on his way to achieving his fundraising goal. More information on Brother Rothacker’s efforts was covered in a recent article from NC State’s Technician newspaper.

Beta Tau Alumni have a long-standing tradition of monthly alumni lunches at the Players’ Retreat on Oberlin Road, just east of the Memorial Belltower. Organized by Brother Buz Phillips, the lunches take place on the first Thursday of each month. Pictured in the photo above are some alumni from a recent gathering (Left to right: Bill Carver, Mike Olive, Kearney Davis, Spencer Harrell, Art McGraw, David Novak, Jeff Swain, Bryan Benton, David Basnight, Steve Goss, Braxton Smith, Rick Meadows, and Rick Tate.)

 

North Dakota

Over the weekend of October 7, Epsilon Kappa Chapter celebrated its 100th chartering anniversary. The anniversary event featured several events to memorialize the centennial, including a reception and social evening with alumni and the collegiate chapter. Regent Maury Gaston (Auburn) was in attendance to present the chapter with its 100th Anniversary certificate. The event was also marked by the dedication of the David Kane Alumni Room in the chapter facility. The Epsilon Kappa Chapter was officially chartered on June 13, 1923.

 

North Dakota State

On October 20th, Eta Theta Chapter partnered with the NDSU Men’s Club Hockey Team to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The brothers sold tickets and chuck-a-duck prizes, all proceeds going toward the charity.

 

North Georgia

During the weekend of September 30th, Kappa Chapter hosted its annual Snakebite tournament with brothers and alumni.

Snakebite is the chapter’s annual alumni philanthropic golf tournament, where they raise money to benefit the Armed Forces Mission and the Sigma Nu Scholarship Fund. The chapter raised this money through ticketed admittance to play in the tournament and collecting donations throughout.

The Armed Forces Mission is a philanthropy group that raises money and awareness for veteran and first responder suicide awareness.

The chapter also raised money for their Sigma Nu Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to one Corp member and one Civilian member of Kappa Chapter at UNG each year.

North Texas

In early November, the brothers of Zeta Omicron Chapter partnered with the UNT chapter of Chi Omega for a community clean-up. The two chapters focused their efforts on Denton Square, working to beautify the area.

 

Northwestern

Gamma Beta Chapter’s Sigma Nu Alumni Association hosted the chapter's 125th Anniversary during Northwestern University's Homecoming Weekend on October 6-8, 2023. Brothers from around the US gathered at a reception on Friday night, followed by a tailgate on Saturday and an open house at the chapter house hosted by the brothers. Former Lt. Commander Ethan Ellsweig accepted the Gallaher Cup award from Chapter Advisor Ben Buettell at the Friday night reception on behalf of the chapter. Sixty alumni attended the various weekend events along with the Gamma Beta brothers from the active chapter. Gamma Beta Chapter was chartered on January 21, 1898.

 

Northwestern State

Mu Rho Chapter hosted a haunted house for Halloween, raising $1,100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Brothers got into character, serving as scarers/actors for the frightening philanthropy.

 

Oklahoma State

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter extends a huge thank you to the Cavett Kids Foundation for allowing them to partner with the chapter as their 2023 chapter philanthropy recipient. This year, the chapter raised over $24,000 for the charity. These funds ensure that 26 kids (ages 8-12) will have an unforgettable time at Camp Cavett.

Situated at New Life Ranch’s Frontier Cove, this camp caters to children and teens (ages 8-18) battling chronic illnesses, offering a variety of classic summer activities—from archery and horseback riding to fishing, bb gun shooting, boating, tubing, and a swimming pool.

This fall, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter celebrated eight newly initiated members of the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Order of Omega. From left to right, Brothers Bryler Nichols, Chris Bogie, Tyson Vernon, Nate Edwards, Ben Bombardier, Sam Walker, Mason Smith, and Luke Finn were recognized as a part of the top 5% of Greek students at Oklahoma State University.

 

Old Dominion

On September 24th, Eta Chi Chapter had the pleasure of helping Larchmont United Methodist Church unload approximately 2,500 pumpkins for their 20th anniversary pumpkin patch! The event brought in over $10,000 in profit for the Church’s Mission Program where food is donated to hungry families in need overseas.

 

Oregon

Gamma Zeta Chapter’s Fall 2023 Candidate Class volunteered their time with Food for Lane County at GrassRoots Garden. The candidates helped rake and wheelbarrow leaves, assisting with the garden's operations, which creates community access to fresh, locally grown food.

 

Oregon State

In late September, brothers from Delta Tau Chapter volunteered with First Baptist Church of Corvallis. The men helped clean up the property and spruce up landscaping.

 

Presbyterian

In early November, Zeta Theta Chapter spent time volunteering with a soup kitchen ministry at the William L. Arthur Center with the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, S.C. The chapter was connected with the opportunity through Zeta Theta Chapter alumnus and 2020 Alpha Affiliate Will Delaney (pictured far left).

 

Puget Sound

On October 7th, the Zeta Alpha Alumni Chapter celebrated the chapter’s 75th chartering anniversary. General Fraternity staff member Fred Dobry (Indiana State) was in attendance to present the alumni with a framed certificate commemorating the milestone anniversary. Zeta Alpha Chapter at the University of Puget Sound was officially chartered on April 24, 1948.

 

Purdue

This fall, Beta Zeta Chapter at Purdue University hosted its "Skate Night" philanthropy event, where the chapter rents out an ice rink and skates for charity. The chapter co-hosted this event with the Purdue chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. Together, the two groups managed to raise over $1,400 for the Villages of Indiana, a nonprofit organization that helps displaced children find homes with a focus on giving kids a "forever family."

 

Rose-Hulman

On December 2, brothers from Beta Upsilon Chapter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology joined other fraternities within the community to participate in the Chances and Services for Youth's Bikes for Tykes Community Service Project. More than 200 bikes were assembled during the event and passed out to Wabash Valley families for the holidays. Coverage of the community service project can be found HERE.

 

Samford

Iota Chapter Alumnus Devlin Hodges was recently announced as a 2024 inductee for Samford Athletics’ Hall of Fame. According to the University, Brother Hodges left Samford as the most decorated football player in program history. He was a three-time Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, three-time All-American and he won the 2018 Walter Payton Award, which goes to the top offensive player in the nation at the FCS level. More on his impressive accomplishments and football career can be read HERE.

 

San Jose State

Sigma Nu members at San Jose State University volunteered with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. The members helped sort 8,415 pounds of food, making a significant impact in the fight against hunger in their community.

Second Harvest is a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating food insecurity in Silicon Valley. The organization distributes food through a network of nearly 400 partners at more than 900 sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Sigma Nu returned to the San Jose State University campus this fall. The members are currently working on earning the charter for a full return of the Zeta Iota Chapter.

 

Southeast Missouri State

On October 28th, Mu Kappa Chapter hosted its inaugural SNU Fest, a charity concert benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This was a huge effort to bring the community in for a good cause and to spread suicide awareness. Highlighting SNU Fest were performances by Logan Clough and headliner Native State. Native State is an alternative rock band out of O’Fallon, Mo. Brian Hampton, a Mu Kappa alumnus, was crucial in helping put on and execute the event. 326 people attended SNU Fest, and the chapter raised over $4,000 for AFSP through the event. Mu Kappa Chapter’s Philanthropy Chairman, Matt Wilde, stated, “I wanted to provide a unique and thrilling philanthropy event that has never been done on our campus before. I was heavily inspired by a fellow Sigma Nu from Illinois State, Ryan Lanier, to put on this event as he explained how much fun and successful it was at his college, and I figured I could pull off something similar here at SEMO.” Wilde continued, “Reaching out to other Sigma Nus at different colleges was step one on figuring out what to do, getting their insight was the first step to getting a grasp of the beast of an event I was attempting to throw. I reached out to several Sigma Nu’s at ISU and Auburn to see how they ran concerts. I then developed a plan in order of operation; I needed to find a date for the concert, a venue, a band, security, and extra vendors such as a food truck vendor. The chapter's goal moving forward is to continue to grow this event into a more and more successful event with the hope to one day outgrow our parking lot venue.

 

Southern Methodist

On October 14, Iota Theta Chapter at Southern Methodist University hosted its second annual Sets & Nets Volleyball tournament. Proceeds from the philanthropy tournament are directed toward Mental Health America, the nation's leading national nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention. The event was also hosted in partnership with If You’re Reading This @ SMU, a campus organization providing a space for SMU students to share about mental health and encourage their peers. The event and philanthropy have a personal connection to the chapter. The event is hosted in memory of Brother Mitchell Berry, who lost a battle with his mental health in May 2022. In total, the chapter raised over $8,500 for charity through the tournament.

 

St. Louis Area Alumni Club

On December 2, 2023, Sigma Nu alumni gathered for the St. Louis Area Alumni Club’s 75th Annual Holiday Luncheon. Over 70 alumni representing 13 different chapters attended the event held at The Racquet Club in St. Louis, Mo. In addition to holiday festivities, food, and fellowship, the attending alumni also conducted the business of the club, including the election of club officers, recognizing Brother Chris Foeste (Southeast Missouri State) as the club’s Man of the Year, and honoring the memory of Brother Doug Hacker (Missouri), who entered Chapter Eternal this past October. Brother Hacker was a long-time board member of the club, a long-time president of the Rho Chapter House Corporation, and a key figure in the construction of the new Rho Chapter house.

Per tradition, the club meets on the first Saturday of every December. Next year’s event is already scheduled for December 7, 2024.

(Chapters Represented: Beta Epsilon (Coe), Beta Gamma (Missouri Valley), Beta Kappa (Kansas State), Epsilon Beta (Drury), Epsilon Rho (Michigan State), Gamma Omicron (Washington in St. Louis), Gamma Xi (Missouri S&T), Lambda Epsilon (Texas Christian), Mu Kappa (Southeast Missouri State), Nu (Kansas), Rho (Missouri), Theta Sigma (Missouri State), Zeta Lambda (Tulsa))

 

Stephen F. Austin State

In early December, Mu Upsilon Chapter and the Mu Upsilon Alumni Chapter celebrated the chapter’s 20th chartering anniversary. In addition to the opportunity to reconnect and celebrate life-long friendships, the returning alumni also had the opportunity to participate in the initiation of Mu Upsilon #300. The alumni chapter also awarded the inaugural “Active Brother of the Year Award” to Brother Harrison Haines (pictured far left). The award celebrates a member of the collegiate chapter who has contributed the most to building relationships between the collegiate and alumni chapter.

 

Stevens

In early December, Gamma Delta Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology collaborated with  Stevens PD to raise awareness on the Stop the Bleed Campaign, which seeks to educate individuals on the proper ways to administer first aid in the event of traumatic bleeding, as well as highlighting the importance of CPR and Narcan. The chapter extends a shoutout to Brother Steven Zederbaum for helping organize this event and to Delta Phi Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha, Sigma Delta Tau, and Lodge for attending.

 

Texas Christian

Throughout the month of November, the brothers from Lambda Epsilon Chapter raised a massive $26,448 for the Movember Foundation, setting a standard for this year’s campaign with the most money raised among fraternities nationwide. This year’s effort is a continuation of support for the Foundation that focuses its resources on raising awareness for men’s health, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention. During the month, the brothers committed themselves to growing mustaches, inviting opportunities to raise awareness for the Foundation.

 

UC Berkeley

Beta Psi Chapter Alumni George Passantino and Kevin Borgh couldn’t find a coffee drink that provided a caffeine boost without the crash. So, they created their own product. Today, Quokka Brew is carving out a unique space in the beverage business. In the latest alumni profile, the Fraternity interviewed George and Kevin to learn more about the launch of their business and how Sigma Nu has played a major role in the success of their startup. Read more HERE.

 

UC Davis

For the 10th year, Zeta Xi Chapter has summited Mt. Whitney in the name of the Wounded Warriors Project. Trekking for the Troops is an annual philanthropy from Zeta Xi Chapter that began in 2012 to bring awareness to the struggles that many post-combat troops face returning to civilian life.

Brothers Connor Lewis, Joe Lenning, Trent Adler (alumnus), Luca LaMolinara, Matt Schwartz, and Dylan Eastmond backpacked 100 miles of the John Muir Trail from Bishop to the summit of Mt. Whitney to show solidarity for the physical duress that soldiers endure as well as symbolize the long, arduous journey of returning home.
 
This year, the chapter will donate $3,775 to the Wounded Warrior project. All the money raised will go towards providing care and independence to the nation’s wounded veterans. This program provides mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care to veterans in need. Earlier this year, the Fraternity profiled the Zeta Xi Chapter to learn more about the chapter’s Trekking for the Troops event. Read HERE to learn more.

 

UCLA

Epsilon Pi Chapter new member Noah Campuzano had a great time at the ACC Championship. Campuzano competed in the Dr. Pepper Halftime Challenge, earning himself a victory. On behalf of Dr. Pepper, Campuzano earned $100,000 in scholarships he’ll be able to use toward his degree in Education.

 

UNC Asheville

On November 5, Mu Eta Chapter participated in the FSL Service Project. The chapter, along with other members of the UNCA FSL community, joined together to help pick up trash along the Greenway.

 

Utah

Over the week of Halloween, Epsilon Lambda Chapter held its annual “Ranch Week.” This week is dedicated to supporting the chapter’s philanthropic partner, Project Embrace. Their mission is to provide underprivileged communities with functional and life-changing medical equipment. Project Embrace takes equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches and refurbishes, cleans, and distributes them all across the world.

The chapter raised over $10,000 to fund Project Embrace’s support for these communities. The chapter also donated more than $5,000 worth of medical devices and health products, which Project Embrace will distribute to the Navajo reservation at the start of 2024.

 

Villanova

In the lead-up to Halloween, Kappa Zeta Chapter at Villanova hosted its annual trick-or-treating for canned goods philanthropy event. The chapter raised over 450 canned goods for the Wayne Food Pantry.

 

Virginia Tech

Theta Xi Chapter got into the Halloween spirit with their 3rd Annual Sigma Nu’s Nightmare on Progress Street fundraiser. The chapter transformed their chapter home into a haunted house, with the chapter and friends dressing up to provide scares for brave visitors. The event was a big success, with the chapter raising over $4,200 for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.

 

Washington State

In early November, the gentlemen of Delta Iota Chapter hosted the women of the Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi for their annual etiquette dinner. Delta Iota Chapter alumnus Dick Mitchell facilitated the event, providing instruction and advice on proper etiquette.

 

West Georgia

During the winter break, brothers from Theta Pi Chapter spent their time assisting the Carrollton Empty Stocking Fund shop and wrap Christmas presents for over 40 children in need. The chapter partnered with the West Georgia chapter of Alpha Xi Delta to knock out the gift wrapping.

 

West Virginia

Hi Rickety and congratulations to Brother Jack Thompson, who was selected for West Virginia University Student Life’s 2023 Outstanding Achievement Award. Brother Thompson is a longtime volunteer for the Gamma Pi Chapter, serving as Chapter Advisor since 2011. The University noted Thompson as a caring and accessible mentor highlighting how he has welcomed chapter members snowed in during the University winter break to his home to celebrate Christmas with his family and made late-night pizza deliveries to students in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Division of Student Life will recognize Brother Thompson during a ceremony on Monday, Oct. 9. More information on Brother Thompson’s career and service to WVU and the Gamma Pi Chapter can be found HERE.

The Arizona Diamondbacks made it to the World Series after an upset of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series. Diamondbacks principle owner and managing general partner Ken Kendrick (West Virginia) (center) and CEO Derrick Hall (Arizona State) (left) were present to celebrate with the team as they secured their second World Series appearance.

In the latest issue of The Delta, the Fraternity interviewed Brother Hall to learn more about his career in the MLB. You can find a digital version of that article HERE. Ken Kendrick was inducted into Sigma Nu’s Hall of Fame in 2014

 

Western Illinois

Kappa Alpha Chapter alumnus Roy Albiani was recently honored with the prestigious WIU Alumni Achievement Award. The distinction is reserved for individuals who exemplify the excellence and impact WIU alumni continue to make in their respective fields. Brother Albiani is the Director of Global Brand Protection for Johnson & Johnson. He was a charter member and former Commander for the Kappa Alpha Chapter. More on his honor can be found at HERE.

 

Wittenberg

In the November episode of the Gavel Podcast, the podcast team interviewed Iota Phi Chapter alumnus Chef John Steiding, Owner and Executive Private Chef at Chef To You. Since 2020, Chef John has hosted several webinar cooking classes for many Sigma Nu brothers and their families. During the episode, Adam, Christopher, and John discuss John’s cooking career and how working in a kitchen can provide good lessons for developing leaders. He also shares a few pieces of advice on how to wow your guests during big holiday meals. Listen to this and other episodes of The Gavel Podcast at https://the-gavel-podcast.simplecast.com or on your favorite podcast streaming platform.

 

Wofford

This Fall, the brothers of Eta Omicron Chapter hosted a percent night, hot wing competition, and carnival to raise money for Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. The chapter raised $3,725 to donate to the soup kitchen. The chapter would like to thank Brother Ben Campbell for organizing these events and everyone who donated and attended the events.

 

Wyoming

In late October, just in time for Halloween, Epsilon Delta Chapter hosted its annual pumpkin carving event with the Wyoming chapters of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Sigma Rho. The chapter hopes to continue this annual tradition for years to come.

 

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