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Dispatches from the Legion of Honor

Chapter & Alumni News

Alabama in Huntsville

This fall, the Mu Beta Chapter initiated the first legacy of the chapter in the Gamma Epsilon pledge class, Luke Worley. Chapter members are also involved in many organizations on campus, including three SGA members: Chase Henderson, Danny Collins, and Drew Humphrey. Drew Humphrey and Blake East are also involved in the Student Ambassador Program for UAH. Brothers and Candidates participated in the 22nd Annual Margarita Ball, one of the largest philanthropy events in Huntsville which raised over $200,000 in toys and donations to help less fortunate children in North Alabama. The Chapter is also holding the first annual Boston Butts philanthropy event to help Young Life of North Alabama. The Brothers of the Mu Beta Chapter are also looking forward to working the races at Talladega Super Speedway. Members will camp out at the campgrounds and assist race fans in enjoying the event.

Appalachian State

The Chapter is excited to report another stellar fall 2017. The chapter had the highest GPA on campus at a 3.2 and the second highest new member GPA at a 3.04. In individual accomplishments, Sean Grune is a member of the Bowden Investment Group, a student run investment portfolio, Past Commander Brad Wolfe won Fraternity President of the Year, and Alan Lee won Greek Man of the Year.

Arkansas

The Gamma Upsilon Chapter celebrated Sigma Nu’s Founders Day with its own Founders Day Event held on January 13, 2017 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. Over 150 collegiate and alumni members attended. Special Guest Joseph Gilman (Morehead State/Georgia), Sigma Nu Educational Foundation President, spoke about the upcoming year of celebrations surrounding the Fraternity's 150th Anniversary. Several awards were presented to distinguished alumni. Tony Chacko was recognized as the 2018 Collegiate Member of the Year. A good time was had by all!

Auburn

Beta Theta Chapter has been excelling in campus and national leadership this year. Past Commander Ryan Bell serves as a Plainsman, representing Auburn as an ambassador for dignitaries and administrators. For Student Government Association (SGA), Griffin Osborne and David Beal have served this past year, Osborne as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Beal as Director of the Organizational Seating Program, and three brothers are running for the SGA Senate. For IFC, Carter Burleson has been elected Director of Risk Management. On a chapter level, November election results are Commander Scott Sturdivant, Lt. Commander William Kelley, Treasurer Griffin Osborne, Recorder David Beal, Chaplain Bennett Page, House Manager Christopher Majure, Risk Manager Carter Burleson, Social Chairman William Barr, and Alumni Chairman Thomas Birchfield.

Butler

The Epsilon Mu Chapter had a successful 2017 fall semester. One of the main highlights of this semester was the chapter’s philanthropic goals. The members of the Epsilon Mu Chapter work with the Indianapolis branch of the U.S. Dream Academy. Many of the members go once a week to mentor at-risk youth in the Indianapolis school system. In October, Epsilon Mu had a week of philanthropy activities that generated $11,150 that will go towards supporting a scholarship for the kids at the Dream Academy.

Epsilon Mu has also had some outstanding individual accomplishments. Drew Johnson, Josh Murdock, and Travis Freytag were all named as part of Butler University’s top 100. This program has honored those students who, through campus leadership, community involvement and academic performance are great assets to Butler University.

Andres Salerno interned on capitol hill over the summer. As a sophomore, Andres worked along side policy makers and their staff. Andres also is a credited author on a research paper about economic concentrations and it was used to help the launch of Family Farm Action.

Nolan Cardenas had the chance to compete in Butler University’s annual Concerto Competition. As a clarinetist, Nolan auditioned, competed, and was recognized as one of the top musicians at Butler University. As a result, Nolan gets the chance to perform a solo show in the spring.

Adam Bantz had the opportunity to attend the NASPA IV-East Regional Conference during the fall semester. Butler University's Vice President for Student Affairs, an alumnus of the Theta Nu Chapter (Ball State), nominated Brother Bantz for the Region IV-East Undergraduate Rising Star award, which recognizes an undergraduate student for achievement, involvement, and potential in the student affairs profession. Bantz was selected for the award and points to Sigma Nu as one of the major factors influencing his decision to pursue a career in student affairs.

Cole Geitner has recently been selected to be a part of the class of 2018 of the Orr Fellowship. The Orr Fellowship is a two-year program for young aspiring entrepreneurs. Approximately 50 recent graduates from around the country are chosen every year and are individually placed at one of the top startups in the Indianapolis area. He was among an initial candidate pool of over 2,000. He will be joining the marketing team at DemandJump, a technology startup that utilizes artificial intelligence to maximize other businesses’ marketing budgets and helps them discover their online competitive ecosystem. Cole owes much of his professional success to the life skills and networking he has gained from being in Sigma Nu.

Epsilon Mu also held elections for the 2018 calendar year. The newly elected team is comprised of Kyle Giebel (Commander), Blake Leonard (Lt. Commander), Connor Riley (Marshal), Logan Kesler (Recorder). Colin Cornacchia (Risk), Riley Strauss (Recruitment), and Mike Schneller (Treasurer)

Case Western Reserve

Centered around their weekly Nacho Tuesday tradition, the second-annual Super Nachos event featured a brother-cooked deluxe nacho bar, ice cream, performances from campus acapella groups, improv group, and even the “Sigma Nu Jazz Band.” The chapter raised $2,000 for families throughout Greater Cleveland.

Delta Alpha Brothers on a hike.

Within IFC, Dallas Eckman, VP of Social Responsibility, and Derek Tang, VP of Service & Philanthropy, move forward from their successful terms. Adrian Hattan has been appointed as the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for Greek Life. Of the three Greek honorary organizations, the chapter has two presidents, Andrew Moore of Gamma Sigma Alpha, Jeff Sagerer of Lambda Eta Mu, and ten members collectively. Prince Ghosh was re-elected as the Vice President of Academic Affairs of the Undergraduate Student Government.

Eight new brothers were welcomed into the chapter in the fall semester and were the second candidate class to go through the chapter’s restructured LEAD Phase I. The chapter’s new Auxiliary LEAD program has been an absolute hit, allowing brothers to give presentations on topics including personal finance, street medic support, and nutrition.

As a part of the Spartan Cup, the chapter won Greek Sing for the third year in a row and took first place in Banner, putting them in the running for another top-three finish. The chapter collaborated with Alpha Phi Sorority and organized a community-wide Mental Health First Aid Training resulting in six brothers becoming certified.

Colorado School of Mines

This year during the IFC award banquet, Brett Probst received “Outstanding New Member” and Jacob Hughes received the award for “Outstanding Fraternity Member.” Jacob Hughes is now serving as IFC President.

The chapter put on a very successful clothing drive event, receiving over 150 pounds of clothes which benefited the Denver Rescue Mission. The Chapter also paired with Sigma Kappa Sorority to pick up trash along the highway leading up Mt. Zion. During Homecoming the chapter partnered with Sigma Kappa Sorority to build a Golden Globe themed float.

Anthony Lillo, Logan Salewski, David Knittel and Collin Kinder all graduated in December and are moving forwards in their lives, pursuing great things as they explore their career opportunities in engineering.

Columbia

In the fall semester of 2018 the Delta Gamma Chapter initiated 16 new brothers, one of its largest candidate classes ever. The chapter also elected a new executive board, with William Ruff and Jack Smith serving as Commander and Lt. Commander, respectively. The chapter also had one of its brothers, Coby Zucker, elected as IFC Executive Board President. Another brother, Hayden McGovern, got the opportunity to do a semester abroad in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia. Finally, the chapter completed over 500 hours of community service and won three of the largest philanthropy event competitions hosted by the Greek community.

Columbus State

In December of 2017, the Mu Xi Chapter awarded their annual Michael Patrick Joyce Scholarship to William Duffield and Andrew Walsh. Each received a $1,500 scholarship to assist with tuition and books. The Scholarship was created by the Alumni Chapter in 2014 to honor the memory of Brother Michael Joyce who passed away in 2001 from Leukemia.  

East Carolina

This past year, the Eta Beta Chapter initiated 41 new brothers after it’s re-chartering in August. The chapter also competed in its first Homecoming week since 2005 and placed first in the canned food drive, raising over 3,270 pounds of food for the local community, second in the skit competition, second in the banner competition, and placed second overall. Israel Mendez was awarded ECU Homecoming King for 2017, and was accepted into the East Carolina PA School. The brotherhood also held a blood drive with Phi Mu Sorority and raised 36 units of blood with 44 donors adding up to over 108 lives saved. The Chapter held a gofundme, raising $1,000 for a local family whose son was undergoing kidney failure and was is dire need of surgery at Chapel Hill Hospital. The Chapter raised $879.80 towards the American Cancer Society with two different percentage nights at Chipotle and Outback Steakhouse. The brotherhood also paired with GEAR’DUP, another student organization, to host a fall festival for the youth community center in Greenville, N.C. The community center has asked for the festival to become an annual event in the future. 

Four brothers applied for the IFC board and three of them were awarded positions on the board. Rhys Collins as IFC President, Hudson Spain as VP of Finance and Noah Rogers as VP of Diversity. The chapter is currently standing in third out of 17 other fraternities competing in the intramural sports bracket. The brotherhood is pairing up with the club ice hockey team for a Greek night at their next home game in February against Appalachian State University, with a goal of over 1,000 students in attendance. Overall, the chapter had its most successful year since the beginning of the colony process back in the spring of 2016. 

Eastern Kentucky

Over the last year the Chapter welcomed new members and saw others transition to alumni. The chapter initiated four men in December while saying goodbye as four other initiates became alumni. After becoming an alumnus, Noah Shartzer became a licensed insurance agent and is currently working for Greater Lexington Insurance Agency. The chapter participated in many school events while holding some of their own. In September, the chapter setup a Jail-n-Bail stand for their Philanthropy Event. Fellow students placed a bounty on their favorite Sigma Nus, helping to raise more money. After the last day, over $1,600 had been raised for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hosital. 

Members of the Theta Theta Chapter have been actively involved in leadership positions throughout the University. Alex Barton was elected to take the office of Treasurer for the Student Government Association. Barton is now serving alongside fellow Sigma Nus Adam Ackermann and Ryan Wiggins in Student Government.

In December, the chapter held elections welcoming a new executive board. The new board is excited for the upcoming year and are planning big things for the Theta Theta Chapter.

Eastern Michigan

The Lambda Pi Chapter made tremendous strides last semester in strengthening relationships with other organizations on campus. More recently, the Multicultural Greek Council has established itself on Eastern Michigan’s campus this past year, so the chapter reached out to one of the three organizations in the MGC and held a social with Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority. The chapter continued to hold socials with many of the sororities on Eastern Michigan’s campus such as Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Nu Phi, Sigma Kappa, and even reached out to Greek life at other schools such as Phi Sigma from UM Dearborn and the Sigma Nus at Eta Mu Chapter (Kettering). This past fall semester the brothers participated in a “Normal St. Block Party” philanthropy event where chapters raised money for hurricane relief. Each fraternity or sorority housed on Normal Street hosted an event to raise money through carnival style tickets. The Chapter’s car smash was an especially popular attraction. Also, the Chapter continued the tradition of hosting “cleaning up Ypsi” which saw a marked increase in participation this year. It proved to be another event that helped the chapter get to know the community.

Tragically, in August of 2017 the Lambda Pi Chapter lost Noah Tash. After Noah’s passing the chapter wanted to do everything it could to help his family and held a fundraiser at Noodles & Company, which raised over $1,500. Noah’s mother, Jennifer Tash, ordered a brick to be placed at Headquarters with Noah’s name to carry on his legacy.

The Chapter is optimistic for the future as they continue to strengthen relationships with organizations on campus and become reconnected with alumni.

Eastern Washington

It's an exciting time for the Theta Lambda Chapter as we continue to grow and progress our chapter in a positive direction. We are thrilled to say that through alumni support, we have completed the initial endowment of our chapter scholarship. Allowing us to, starting next year, reward our chapter’s Scholar of the Year, with an educational scholarship through Sigma Nu. 

Florida

The Epsilon Zeta Chapter has made multiple improvements to their Chapter House over the past 6 months. The in-house gym has been renovated to include a full squat cage, cable machine, dumbbell and weight racks, and a variety of barbells. Also, with the help alumni donations, the Chapter was able to create a dedicated study area on the second floor with library style tables, chairs, a white board, and two televisions.

Jared Blackburn, our Commander for the 2016-2017 year, was the recipient of the IFC Buddy McKay Greek Person of the Year Award for 2017. This award is given to one member of the IFC Greek Community each year for their continued demonstration of leadership, integrity, and perseverance, as well as for their outstanding achievements not only in the Greek Community, but at the University of Florida. Jared was also tapped into Florida Blue Key, one of the most prestigious organizations on campus, joining the ranks of Florida Sigma Nu’s such as Marshall Criser, Bob Graham, and current Commander Harrison Magoutas.

Epsilon Zeta (Florida) house lit up for Christmas.

Matthew Richardson recently accepted a graduate assistantship from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and has received a $250,000 grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service for his assistantship project. His project focuses on monetizing the ecological benefits of wetlands that were constructed through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.

Morgan Evans recently became an alumnus to pursue internships with Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Missouri and with PepsiCo in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time with Anheuser-Busch he will be working in the Research Pilot Brewery focusing on the development and manufacturing process of new products. With PepsiCo, Morgan will be working in a supply chain position and coordinating transportation services for all PepsiCo products.

Georgia

The brothers of Mu Chapter celebrated a winning football season this year as the University of Georgia football team advanced to the National Championship for the first time since 1980. Collegians and Alumni gathered at The Chateau and Sanford Stadium to experience this truly electric season.

The G-Day game stands out as a special day for Mu Chapter Brothers. Along with the yearly tailgate and brunch, the Brothers of Mu Chapter had the honor to hold a special ceremony dedicating a bench in memory of Christina Semeria and Halle Scott, sister of Mu alumni Nick Semeria and Will Scott. The event exemplified the brotherhood of Sigma Nu and Mu Chapter would like to thank all who were present to honor these special young women.

Another special Saturday in Athens came as the Dawgs won big against Missouri to solidify their top 2 ranking. Meanwhile, Mu Chapter held its annual Parents and Alumni Weekend, and alumni Bill House and Tommy Walden continued their tradition of coming to Athens from Charlotte, N.C. to watch the Bulldogs play at home. Jerry Berland (Lafayette), Clay Milling (Vanderbilt), and Sean Keeney (Vanderbilt) made their first trips to the Chateau to visit their sons Jan Berland, Clay Milling, and Christian Keeney.

One of the biggest games of the season came along with the turn of the New Year when the Bulldogs took on the Oklahoma Sooners in Pasadena, California. One thing is for sure, when there is a big Dawg’s game the Brothers of Mu Chapter are sure to follow. So, alumni were welcomed in by brother Drake Ayres and made the trek to California, over 2,000 miles away, to root on the Junkyard Dawgs. Alumni that made the trip included: Brandon Gillig, Brandon Artigue, Matthew Mettler, Robert Davis, Andy Monk, Frank Sutton, Gunnar Kenney, Nathan Whitmire, Buck Dixon, Will McCorkle, Jason Goldman, John Hearn, Alan Pierce, and Joel Stern. Mu Chapter would like to thank these faithful brothers for making the Rose Bowl a little more red.

This season was a special one for Mu Chapter and the Dawgs, and is sure to be remembered for years to come.

Georgia Southern

For the fall 2017 semester, the Theta Kappa Chapter held a cornhole tournament at the chapter house to raise money for the Sarcoma Foundation. The philanthropy proved to be a success with the hard work of Philanthropy Chairman, John Sammons, we donated $7,500. The philanthropy, Battle of the Boards, consisted of food, fun, and lots of cornhole.

The Sarcoma Foundation of America advocates for sarcoma patients by raising funds for research and expanding awareness. One of the brothers of the Theta Kappa Chapter, Ethan Adams, inspired the philanthropy for Sarcoma by winning the battle against Sarcoma. Sarcoma is a type of cancer that forms tumors in the bones and soft tissue.

Battle of the Boards was held on a Tuesday night on November. Entry to the tournament was $20 per team (Doubles only) with a 1st place winning prize of $200 and a 2nd place prize of a $50 gift card to a local Statesboro restaurant, Gnats. For spectators, there was a $5 ticket which included food and drinks. Participation was not only from members of Sigma Nu but from all Greek life at Georgia Southern and even the local community which made the event such a success and a night of good entertainment.

Idaho

A successful bid day at Delta Omicron (Idaho).

This past fall the Delta Omicron Chapter decided to put on a coat drive to collect and distribute coats to those in need around the Moscow area. There were several bins placed around campus and local schools to collect 92 coats of all sizes. These were distributed through Gritman Hospital to families in need. The men also paired with the women of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and held a teeter totter marathon to raise awareness and support for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Over those 48 hours, the team helped raise $1,100 for children with life threatening diseases.

In the fall, the Chapter had two outstanding Recruitment Chairmen, Ben Stephenson and Bailey Blackstock. With the entire chapter involved, 28 new candidates were recruited, one of the largest candidate classes in chapter history.

The chapter had men in a variety of clubs and campus involvement groups. There were members that served and ran for elections in groups such as Associated Students University of Idaho, Interfraternity Council, University of Idaho Honors College, and Barker Capital Management and Trading Program, just to name a few. The chapter was also able to place third in intramurals for the semester and was even able to win a few championships.

Kentucky Wesleyan

Eta Epsilon (Kentucky Wesleyan) brothers assist a motorist on campus during a winter storm.

Lynchburg

Mu Chi has been very active on the Lynchburg College campus. Seiya Nomura and Samuel Wilkins serve as Lynchburg College’s IFC President and IFC Membership Development Chairman respectively. Seiya Nomura is also a First Year Engagement Coordinator. Michael Dunmyer serves as the President and founder of the Lynchburg College Sustainability Club, a club organized to promote sustainability efforts on the Lynchburg campus. Jeffrey Snow serves on Student Government Association. 

During the fall semester, Samuel Wilkins organized a philanthropic Car Bash event with another Greek Organization, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Wilkins did this to bring back an event the chapter had started 14 years prior. This event raised money for Mu Chi alumnus Christopher Flojo, who raises money for Mitochondria Research as his son passed away due to this condition.

This semester the Mu Chi chapter will be celebrating their 15th year as a chapter of Sigma Nu. A large amount of effort is being put into celebrating this accomplishment, and is being lead by Peter Conlon and Seiya Nomura.

Robert Nugent completed a study abroad trip to Italy over the winter break. Dudley “Kyle” Lawhorn, a senior, has begun his Grad School application process and has been accepted into a Theatre program in London. Samuel Wilkins received the Emerging Leader of the Year award last semester for his work in Sigma Nu and the Greek Community. Michael Dunmyer, Jeremy Blasiole, and Seiya Nomura participated in Saint Baldrick’s last semester raised $1,215.

Maryland

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Mercer

Eta Chapter had an excellent fall, opening the semester with a successful recruitment class, and ending the semester with the initiation of that whole class. The previous semester has garnered a high chapter morale and we look forward to encouraging sustained growth and the brotherhood to come this spring.

Minnesota State

A Lambda Delta (Minnesota State) Brother assists with some face-painting.

In October of 2017, the brothers of the Lambda Delta Chapter travelled to Clearwater Farm in Wisconsin for a weekend of brotherhood, camping, and service. Along with general farm work, the brothers assisted Clearwater Farm with their annual Halloween Spooktacular event for local children. Collectively, the chapter completed over 200 service hours over the weekend.

Missouri State

This year the Theta Sigma Chapter had two brothers elected as Senators to the Student Government Association, Jack Dow and Sam Dow. Austin Bond, Jack Dow and Sam Dow were delegates to IFC in the fall semester of 2017. Jack Dow and Sam Dow will be delegates to IFC again in spring of 2018 and brother Carter Williams will serve as Associate Chief Justice of IFC. Noah Duncan competed in an International Weight Lifting Competition and set the current American records for the squat and deadlift. Noah competed with his father William Edward Duncan (Missouri/Missouri State) who did not place but was proud to do something he loved with his son. The chapter also paired with Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority to have a joint philanthropy event to raise money for St. Jude’s and March of Dimes.

North Carolina

This past December, Carson Southard was elected to serve as the President of UNC’s Interfraternity Council for the 2018 calendar year. Carson previously served as the VP of Finance for the IFC. 

Colin Russell was selected as a recipient of the Sigma Nu Founders General Scholarship. Colin received a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation to be used for educational expenses in the Spring 2018 semester. Colin was one of just three individuals chosen for this scholarship.

In November, a group of Psi Chapter brothers won the Fall 2017 Intramural Championship for Men’s Soccer, out-matching all other student teams.

Throughout the past semester, Psi Chapter held a series of speaking events at the chapter house. Notably, the chapter hosted North Carolina Superior Court Judge and Psi Chapter alumnus Allen Baddour. Judge Baddour recently oversaw the proceedings of a prominent criminal case involving a UNC student that directly affected the community. The chapter also hosted Joseph Blount Cheshire V, a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney and Psi Chapter alumnus. Both speakers touched on the importance of good decision-making in the context of Greek Life and Fraternity Culture, and shared insights and experiences from their time in college and throughout their careers.

North Dakota State

Fall 2017 was a great semester for Eta Theta Chapter. The school year started out with three goals to meet: have a strong recruitment class, raise over $500 for our fall philanthropy, and get over a 3.15 initiate GPA. It started out with one of strongest recruitment classes in years, placing the chapter third in the Interfraternity Council in bids given out and accepted. The strong year continued by running its annual fall pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch was first conceived last year as a small three-day event, selling pumpkins to raise money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. This year the men of the Eta Theta Chapter added two extra days and a fall festival at the end with games, prizes, and most importantly, a dunk tank. The newly revamped pumpkin patch was a huge success and resulted in six hundred and fifty dollars raised for St. Jude’s Children Hospital and a successful base to make it even better next year by raising over $1,000. They also look forward to the spring philanthropy, Bark in the Park for the Homeward Animal Shelter. Finally, the Eta Theta Chapter had one goal to better themselves and the chapter, increase our GPA. With much dedication, the men of the Eta Theta chapter ended with a 3.25 collective GPA. The men of the Chapter look forward to a strong spring semester with their newly initiated brothers. Included in the high GPA was a strong involvement on campus. Bradley Foster became the president of the Young Americans for Liberty on campus with Hunter Bring as his secretary. Members of the Eta Theta Chapter openly joined and supported Foster and Bring by campaigning for them and showing their support by attending the debate that was held between them and the other political groups on campus. In their new roles, Foster hopes to encourage brothers and members of campus to get involved in their political views and fight for what they believe in.

Pennsylvania

The Beta Rho Chapter enjoyed a successful fall semester. David Akst was elected President of the Daily Pennsylvanian newspaper, succeeding Carter Coudriet. The chapter congratulates Coudriet on an impressive year at the helm, and wishes David Akst the best of luck as he commences his leadership.

Arjun Malik recently started the Philadelphia Bail Fund, a non-profit community bail fund dedicated to ending bail injustice in Philadelphia. The organization just finished its fundraising phase, raising over $60,000 in only a few months. Malik is excited to begin the bailouts very soon.

Justin Bean returned from a semester abroad in Amman, Jordan. He was elected President of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education while he was away. The Chapter is looking forward to witnessing his success.

Shravan Balaji secured a summer internship at Goldman Sachs, and Carter Coudriet returned to Forbes for a spring internship.

Purdue

The candidates of Beta Zeta (Purdue) Colony begin their journey towards rechartering.

Fall 2017 was the first semester for Beta Zeta’s return to Purdue's campus after a 2 ½ year absence. Preston Sam (Cal State Fullerton) and Alex Retzloff (Washington and Lee) from the Headquarters staff led a hardworking group of Leadership Consultants in recruiting and training the new colony. The colony is off to a promising start with 37 new colony members. There is more work to be done as the colony strives to continue to grow and meet high quality standards. With the support of alumni and the Headquarters staff, the Beta Zeta colony is confident that it will succeed and become chartered again in the near future.

RIT

In the fall semester of 2017, the chapter initiated eleven new brothers from the Omicron candidate class: Colton Bailiff, Nicholas Bialka, Kendell Charles, Dax Courtright, Christian Flemming, Brandon Holte, Tanner Ketchum, Caleb Pendley, Mark Shepard, Darius Toney, and Adil Yousuf.

Thomas Chappell, Asher Kirschbaum, Perseus McDaniel, and Adil Yousuf completed their last academic semester as undergraduate students at RIT.

The start of 2018, means a change to the Executive Board. The newly elected Eminent Commander is Marshall Hurst; Lieutenant Commander is Matthew Freeberg; Treasurer is Joseph Ruggieri; Recorder is Keith Ericksen, Jr.; Marshal is James Trusock III; Recruitment Chairman is Noah Blankenship; LEAD Chairman is Christian Flemming.

The Mu Zeta Alumni Association is also excited for the new year! The Mu Zeta Alumni Association is at an all-time high of number of Gold members at 49. The Mu Zeta Alumni Association has several big goals to achieve in 2018. One of them is to collect $60,000 for two endowment scholarships. More information on endowment scholarships can be found at www.mzscholarship.org.

The Chapter will have its 26th White Rose at the Burgundy Basin on April 20 to 22, 2018. Please contact White Rose Chairperson Matthew Freeberg at mjf6999@rit.edu for more information.

San Diego State

This year, the chapter hosted a successful Raffle Rally to raise awareness and donations for the Wounded Warrior Project. Each brother collected donations which allowed the chapter to surpass their fundraising goal. Some other popular philanthropic events the chapter enjoyed were Good Neighbor Clean Ups and monitoring the 2017 Boulevard Boo! Parade, San Diego’s only Halloween Parade.

The chapter had Eduardo Adame, Sergio Magadan, and Javier Quintanilla hired as Ambassadors as well as Jack Dentzman and Shawn Manouchehry hired as Resident Advisors. Shawn Manouchehry also was enrolled in the National Residence Hall Honorary. Giovanni Montes was elected Secretary of ALFPA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) and Jacob Veritas works as a Media Producer and Academic Mentor for DAESA (Division of Academic & Student Achievement).

The chapter was awarded with the IFC Most Improved Chapter Award in 2017 and aims to be recognized in more ways this year. In addition, Jack Dentzman was declared Diamond Stud of Delta Zeta Sorority in May 2017.

Eta Kappa (San Diego State) receives their campus' Most Improved Chapter Award.

Along with the new year, comes a new Executive Board. The chapter’s newly elected Executive Board includes Micah Kessler, Gareth Turri, Daryl Iverson, Jack Dentzman, Jonathon Heng, Adrien Martinez, Jonah Zimmer, Sergio Magadan, Joseph Peters, David Liao, Antonio Ramirez, Ryan Lowry, David Blaire, Shawn Manouchehry, and Brandon Ofiana.

Southeast Missouri State

The Mu Kappa Alumni Chapter and Housing Corporation proudly presented dues reimbursement checks totaling $3,705 to Candidates and Brothers for scholastic achievement during the Fall 2017 semester. 

Candidates Grant Brown, Samuel Dirnberger, Lucas Helwege, Daniel Wallace, Noah Arnzen, Bryce Graham, Eric Mielke, Jacob Oppenborn, and Justin Suits all made above a 3.25 GPA. Candidates Justin Jacobs and James Morse along with Brothers Kyle Denk, Josh Derrington, Austin Dial, Eain Roberts, and Kevin Yaeger all had a 4.0 GPA for the semester. The candidates, as a class, had a semester GPA of 3.17, while the overall chapter’s semester GPA was 3.062, which is an increase of .228 over the spring semester.

The scholastic achievement program which, rewards candidates with above a 3.25 GPA and Brothers with a 4.0 GPA, continues to be an effective tool in recruiting and initiating the highest caliber of potential new members.

On January 13, 2017, the Mu Kappa Chapter welcomed back fourteen alumni to witness the initiation of twenty six members into the Legion of Honor. This class size was the largest in Mu Kappa’s history, outside of its chartering founding fathers. At the same initiation, Rho Chapter (Missouri) Advisor John Stringer (Missouri/Missouri State), had the privilege of pinning his son, Jake Stringer, during his initiation.  

Stetson

Through the diligence of the 2017 Recruitment Chairman, Shane Rand, the Delta Mu chapter welcomes one of the largest candidate classes the chapter has ever seen. 2017 Community Service Chairman, Brandon Gunter, organized several unique community service events, such as a Tiger Sanctuary clean up, in order to widen our reach into the community.

Stevens

This year the chapter had Houston Migdon elected to the Student Government Association as Vice President of the Treasury. Grant Burden has also been elected President to the IFC Executive Board. The chapter also paired with the Alpha Phi, Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Phi Epsilon, Sigma Delta Tau, and Theta Phi Alpha sororities in our week-long philanthropy event lead by Philanthropy Chairman Norman Ross. In one week, the chapter raised over $8,000 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

The chapter also has several brothers involved in Varsity Sports including Men's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Men's Golf, Men's Wrestling, and Men's Track and Field. Brother Gregory Arabagian was Steven's Track and Field Runner of the Year.

The chapter also volunteers in the city of Hoboken, New Jersey. Pasquale Gencarelli Jr. volunteered at the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp. as an Emergency Medical Technician. In addition, the chapter joined with Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and made over 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. The chapter accumulated 752.5 hours of community service in the fall of 2017 at various locations and events throughout the city.

Tennessee

The chapter had another successful fall semester academically, with a 3.08 semester GPA. A group of alumni have created the Tindall & Curtis Memorial Scholarship. They raised $12,000 during the fall semester and awarded four $3,000 scholarships in November. This was the second year of the scholarship. UT sponsored the Greek Challenge in November as a part of the one-day BigOrangeGive. Sigma Nu finished second among IFC and Panhellenic organizations with 329 donors for the day.

UNC Asheville

Mu Eta (UNC Asheville) brothers pose with Rocky the Bulldog.

Virginia

Members of the Beta (Virginia) Colony visit Headquarters.

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