The Beta Theta Pi - Spring 2022

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SPRING 2022 No Fraternity Is Untouchable | Humble Servant | Chapter Reports

ON THE FRONT LINES IN UKRAINE

An Interview With Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst, American ’16

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Chapter Reports Reported alongside a quantitative 2021-22 chapter performance review, all 136 chapters reflect on highlights from this academic year.

As fashion often comes full circle, Thushan Kulendran, Toronto ’23, sports a clean, new letterman jacket, showcasing his chapter’s unmatched Beta Spirit.

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contents inside this issue DEPARTMENTS 04 | Archives

historical throwback

06 | The Inbox

unfiltered feedback

08 | Newsworthy fraternity updates

26 | Cut and Polished refining men of principle

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Alumni News

From the Super Bowl to the Supreme Court, 14 alumni spotlights underscore Beta’s longstanding record of individual success.

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ON THE FRONT LINES IN UKRAINE

An Interview With Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst, American ’16

No Fraternity Is Untouchable Recounting his experience on the university’s conduct board, an anonymous Beta alumnus shares insights from behind closed doors.

On the Cover Fox News’ Trey Yingst in 2021 reporting on America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Beta Theta Pi Magazine The oldest continuously published college fraternity magazine, The Beta Theta Pi was founded on December 15, 1872, by Charles Duy Walker, VMI 1869.

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On the Front Lines in Ukraine

Beta conducts an extended interview with Fox News’ Trey Yingst, American ’16, who is reporting live from the war zone in Ukraine.

Publication Schedule Issue Deadline Mail Date Winter Jan. 15 Feb. 15 Spring April 15 May 15 Fall Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Who Receives the Beta Magazine? All Beta undergraduates and parents, current and former volunteers, Foundation donors, and anyone who requests to receive it in print. Update your subscription and contact info at my.beta.org, 800.800.BETA or officemanager@beta.org.

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Humble Servant

Recognized as the driving force behind the construction and staff culture of Beta’s grand Foundation and Administrative Office, Bob Cottrell, Miami ’54, is remembered as a true Beta Great.

How Does One Get Published? Content submissions and photos can be sent to beta@beta.org or: Beta Theta Pi Administrative Office 5134 Bonham Road Oxford, OH 45056 While space constraints make it difficult to include all submissions, a fair evaluation process is exercised to publish a variety of unique content. Want Instant Access to a Past Issue? All issues since 1872 can be accessed in Beta’s digital archive: magazine.beta.org.

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in loving memory

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48 | Chapter Eternal

The Beta Theta Pi, (USPS 052-000), official magazine of Beta Theta Pi, is owned by the Fraternity, edited and published under the direction and control of its Board of Trustees, and published winter, spring and fall for a $30 one-time, pre-paid subscription. Standard non-profit class postage paid at Oxford, Ohio, and additional points of entry. Canada Post International Publications Mail (Canadian Distribution) Sales Agreement No. 0397474. Copyright Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Produced in the USA.

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ARCHIVES

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archives historical throwback Beta's Bostwick First Brought DC Comics' Captain Marvel to Life in 1974

Zachary Levi reprises the role Bostwick made famous in 2022's "Shazam! Fury of the Gods."

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Any Beta worth his salt knows William “Adam West” Anderson, Whitman ’51, became the first brother to don a superhero cape on national television as the titular character in the 1960s series, “Batman.” Less than a decade later, in 1974, another Beta flew onto the small screen when Jackson Bostwick, Alabama ’65, (above) debuted as Captain Marvel in CBS’s popular Saturday morning show, “Shazam!” Bostwick suited up each week to help those in need, always ending the broadcast by delivering a moral lesson to the audience. Several of them, like doing what is right, lending a helping hand and staying in school, bore striking resemblance to the Fraternity’s own core values. The actor later earned credits in several films, including 1982’s “Tron.” The hero Bostwick once popularized returns to theaters later this year in “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” starring Zachary Levi.

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any within my Beta circle are aware, but I lost my father on February 19 after 93 days in the hospital following a roof fall and resulting traumatic brain injury. To say our lives have been turned upside down since November 19 would be an understatement. Ever since losing our "Superman," I find myself reflecting daily on things my dad would do and say as he and my mom raised two wily boys. I hope I never forget the tone and intent of his gentle voice. A farmer and construction worker by trade, he could've easily been a teacher, as he never tired of imparting wisdom – all to help my brother and me weather the trials and tribulations of life. As it relates to the Beta magazine, I would suggest my dad has had more of an impact than he likely ever knew. For it was his devoted posture toward objectivity that became an ingrained part of our family. (Although, as a teenager, it infuriated me that he rarely took my side on any number of "injustices" I incurred. To him, misfortune was uniformly my own doing.)

Editor | Chief Communication Officer

Creative Director

Sarah Shepherd sarah.shepherd@beta.org

Managing Editor | Graphic Designer Mike Roupas, Iowa ’10 mike.roupas@beta.org

Director of Media Relations | Senior Writer

Justin Warren, SMU ’10 justin.warren@beta.org

Director of Digital Media

Sutton Jacobs, Wittenberg ’18 sutton.jacobs@beta.org

Publication Printer

Royle Printing Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

That may be why, as part of Beta's editorial team, I've long felt it's important for us not to be afraid to feature content that demonstrates transparency and informs our readership of the challenges we face. No organization is perfect, and we are recalibrated by the humility that comes through disappointment and setback.

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So it is that this issue of the magazine focuses on three other truth-tellers we are fortunate to call Betas. Trey Yingst, American '16, has become the face of international coverage in Ukraine detailing a brutal, Russian-invoked war that is near-universally denounced. Bob Cottrell, Miami '54, led the General Fraternity into a new era focused on gaps in Beta values. And, recounting his experience on a university’s conduct board, an anonymous alumnus shares insights from behind closed doors.

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Martin Cobb, Eastern Kentucky ’96 martin.cobb@beta.org

I realize now objectivity was what anchored his humility, as he deplored individuals who were always right. Even worse, one who would justify the smallest of wrongs no matter the moral cost. As we included among the litany of his favorite sayings in his funeral program, "You can rationalize anything if you try hard enough."

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"As we included among the litany of his favorite sayings in his funeral program, 'You can rationalize anything if you try hard enough.'"

There's a common thread that runs through each of these features: Integrity is always more important than ego and pride. Thus, as Father's Day approaches with our family's "mighty oak" missing from the table, this issue is dedicated to the thoughtful truth-tellers who constantly pursue what is good and right. Here's to you, dad. Sincerely and yours in ___kai___,

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magazinefeedback “A great Beta tribute

to a great theatrical and musical artist!” — Benjamin Lupica, Bowling Green ’71

THE INBOX

“I look forward to

getting and reading our Beta magazine. I’m sure you all don’t get a lot of positive phone calls, but you deserve it. I particularly appreciate the transparency and truth-telling. The Fraternity is blessed to have the team in Oxford leading the charge in this important communication space. I hope y’all stick with it. We need you!”— John Garman, Columbia ’62

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life community produces a magazine with anywhere close to the quality of content and high-level design execution as The Beta Theta Pi Magazine.

“My heartfelt thanks for such a fine winter issue of the magazine! It is so well-written and inclusive of relevant reporting. I was particularly interested in the articles about brothers Chapman, Raley and Sondheim. Coincidentally, last evening we attended a local production of ‘Into the Woods.’” Yours in ___kai___, Gary Matson, Nebraska ’63

the inbox unfiltered feedback

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Your publication continues to discuss and frame intelligent conversations on the very relevant issues that are impacting our membership today, tomorrow and in the future (i.e. Cannabis). I consistently hear from my clients and peers: ‘We are too conservative to publish a story like that;’ ‘Our membership doesn’t want to read that;’ ‘We could never do that.’ But, Beta has proven for more than a decade — time and time again — that those tired tropes are false.

So many of our peers love to highlight the leaders their organizations produce (Beta does this, too, but not in the boring, member-nameas-headline, 1,200-wordresume method, but instead an actual ‘story’ with excellent design and images), then quickly run the other way when it comes to topics of substance and importance. Instead of speaking to our readers like the intelligent, college-educated men and women that they are, they are so often spoken to like fragile children — afraid of exposing them to real-world issues and impactful stories affecting our undergraduates and alumni. I’m not telling you what you don’t already know. What I’m interested in exploring is the qualitative and quantitative data to support a wider industry adoption of Beta’s ‘radical’ editorial process with our peers. Would you be willing to share data and/or partner in the creation of a casestudy? In the meantime, tell me what is necessary to receive The Beta Theta Pi Magazine. A donation to your Foundation? A paidsubscription? Just let me know. — Bruce Tria, Sigma Chi, Principal and Creative Director, Tria Designs, Inc.

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greatdissenter “I was incredibly

(See a spotlight of Canellos’ new biography on Justice Harlan, Centre 1850, on page 50 in the Beta magazine’s winter 2022 issue or view it online at beta.org/harlan.)

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tidbit. I am #447 of the Delta Theta Chapter at the University of Alabama and a graduate of Miami Palmetto High School. Doug Jones, also a ’Bama Beta, was our district chief when I was in school and Ketanji Brown Jackson was the valedictorian of my high school graduating class. I knew both of them.” — Kurt Wolfman, Alabama ’92 (Curious about the connection between former District Chief Doug Jones, Alabama ’76, and new Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson? See coverage of U.S. President Biden’s appointment of Jones as Jackson’s Senate guide on page 13.)

emailoutreach “Thank you for your

timely initiation anniversary email. I had forgotten the date, but I so recall the initiation dinner when we were in black tie and monkey suits. The next four years were wonderful. — Roland Underhill, UCLA ’59

was an exaggeration.’ – Mark Twain. I know Martin/the editor of the magazine may not have been pleased with my criticism a year or so ago, but I feel this was a bit too much of payback. But it may have advantages. I now have proof that I cannot pay 2021 taxes ... among other possible benefits. I’m loving it. Getting emails from all over the place. Can you tell me who/how you were told I had met my end?” — Ken Rawley, Penn State ’76 “Ha! Thanks for being such a good sport about it. Hopefully, it’s at least been nice to reconnect with some brothers – I’m sure they’re thrilled to hear you’re still with us.

Fortunately for Ken Rawley, Penn State ’76, news of his apparent demise was woefully incorrect. Nonetheless, donning his best Mark Twain attire, he had some fun with the Beta staff and his chapter brothers who were so concerned.

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I was blown away by the Betas, both by the seriousness with which they viewed Harlan and American history, and the fact that they have two framed oil paintings of the great justice hanging on the wall of their main room.” – Peter Canellos, author of “The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero,” in an email to Centre College’s trustees after speaking on campus as part of his national book tour.

“Here’s an interesting

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THE INBOX

honored to be able to visit John Marshall Harlan’s fraternity last night and got to see two oil paintings on the walls – one of Justice Harlan as a Civil War officer, and the other as a member of the Supreme Court.

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All we were able to see on our end was that the staff marked your record as deceased in mid-November. I just scanned the list we included in the winter issue for brothers who “also” died on July 24, 2021, and I see there’s a Ken Rowley from Ohio Wesleyan. So, that explains the mix-up.” — Managing Editor Mike Roupas, Iowa ’10

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newsworthy fraternity updates Gen. Sec. Expands Undergraduate Commissioner Influence

Believing student voices have become invaluable additions to all Trustee meetings, General Secretary Wayne Kay, Virginia Tech ’73, expanded the undergraduate commissioner role this year to also support Beta’s Foundation and General Fraternity House Corporation Boards. Appointed from a competitive pool of applicants, this year’s representatives include: Board of Trustees – 1) Tommy Nardiccio, Indiana ’22, and 2) Jeff Pioquinto, Iowa State ’22; Foundation Board – 3) Jack Corby, Elon ’22; 4) Alex Siegenthaler, Cornell ’22; and 5) Tyler Naughtrip, Iowa State ’22; General Fraternity House Corporation – 6) Garrett Anspach, Kentucky ’22, and 7) Nathan Satterfield, Michigan ’22.

“Failure To Thrive” Results in Closure of Three Chapters

Citing a variety of difficulties related to membership sustainability, this winter the Fraternity announced the disappointing closure of Beta’s new chapter at the University of New Mexico and two recently reestablished chapters at Oregon State University (Gamma Mu) and University of Toledo (Epsilon Tau), whose charters will remain in care of the Board of Trustees.

Expansions Confirmed for 2022-23

Beta’s expansion slate for next year is nearly complete, including reestablishments at Samford and San Diego State and new chapters at Illinois State and UNC Wilmington. Email taelor.mccarthy@beta.org to get involved.

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Spring Recruitment Beats Forecast; 2021-22 Ranks Third Best Year on Record

With 1,331 young men joining chapters across North America this spring, this academic year the Fraternity achieved its third best recruitment effort on record. Academic Year

New Members

2012-13

3,356

2013-14

3,719

2014-15

3,734 (5th)

2015-16

4,061 (1st)

2016-17

3,897 (2nd)

2017-18

3,781 (4th)

2018-19

3,645

2019-20

3,523

2020-21

2,681

2021-22

3,830 (3rd)

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betaevents

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June 2022 15-19 Wooden Institute Session 1 23-26 Wooden Institute Session 2 beta.org/wooden

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183rd General Convention Atlanta, Ga. beta.org/convention

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55th Annual Northeast Ohio Beta Steakout and Golf Outing Canton, Ohio betasteakout.com

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Fall Beta Magazine Published beta.org/magazine

Learn more at beta.org/calendar. Upcoming alumni event? Email specifics to beta@beta.org!

NEWSWORTHY

November 2022

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Humbly Honored by FCA Five Chapters Installed Across Beta’s Broad Domain

COVID-19 disrupted a litany of traditions the last two years, but this winter and spring marked a time-honored return of one of Beta’s most cherished protocols: the installation of chartered chapters approved by the General Convention. James Madison University, home of the 106-man Theta Gamma Chapter (above), roared into Beta-dom in fall 2018 and was installed February 25, 2022, by Vice President Aaron Kozuki, Washington in St. Louis ’05. Theta Eta Chapter at Florida Gulf Coast was installed March 26 by General Fraternity President Tom Cassady, Cincinnati ’76; Theta Beta Chapter at Sacred Heart in Connecticut was installed April 2 by Vice President Justin Foster, West Chester ’11; Beta Tau Chapter at Colorado was reinstalled April 9 by Regional Chief Nick Gilson, Utah ’03; and Beta Upsilon Chapter at MIT was installed April 30 by former General Treasurer Ben Swartz, Connecticut ’05, during the Trustees’ spring meeting in Boston.

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It was another banner year for the communication team in Oxford. Creative Director Sarah Shepherd was reelected to the Fraternity Communication Association’s board of directors, and Beta continued its streak of receiving the greatest number of awards (7) interfraternally. Not eligible to compete for Magazine of the Year until 2024 (having won it in 2016 and 2020), the Fraternity did earn FCA’s other top prize, the Levere Award for Total Communication, for “Unmasked! – The Secret Identities of Beta’s Most Iconic Catchphrases.”

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Photo: Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

alumni news lifelong brotherhood Mike Brown’s Bengals Win AFC; Garner Respect in Super Bowl Nail-Biter

Football has certainly been a family affair for the Browns. Beginning with Paul Brown, who in 1942 led the Ohio State Buckeyes to their first championship and later co-founded and coached the Cleveland Browns, his son and Beta Brother Mike Brown, Dartmouth ’57 (second from left), played quarterback in college before going on to Harvard Law School. Following his dad to Cincinnati as assistant general manager when elder Brown founded the Bengals in 1968, Mike assumed ownership for the franchise upon his dad’s death in 1991.

Mike Brown, Dartmouth ’57, wasn’t the only Beta VIP at the 2022 Super Bowl. NFL Referee Bryan Neale, Indiana ’92, “called ‘em as he saw ‘em.”

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Recognizing some 30 years that never seemed to fall the team’s way, the 2021-22 season proved particularly gratifying for the ever loyal Cincinnati fan base. In just his second season as team leader, Heisman Trophy winner, LSU championship-winning quarterback and Ohio native Joe Burrow led the Bengals to the AFC Championship and Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams. In a back and forth battle that came up just short given the Rams’ successful drive in the closing two minutes of the game, Brown’s Bengals earned major props this season with every indication a new era of football is in store for Who Dey Nation.

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alumninews A | McCasland Gifts $1.75MM for Men’s and Women’s Sports

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B | ”A Forgotten Life” Short Film Gets Nod From Cannes

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An incredibly talented creative, Founding Father Matt Komorous, Chapman ’15, wanted to document his grandfather’s upbringing and love story, especially in the face of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. “But life kept getting in the way,” he said. After a fall that advanced the disease on his family’s beloved patriarch, however, “Komo” got to work and spent two years writing, directing and editing the self-funded short film, “A Forgotten Life.” Produced in between his chaotic schedule on the commercial photography and video circuit for Justin Bieber, GoPro and more, the memorial to his grandfather received two “Official Selections” by Cannes World Film Festival last fall.

ALUMNI NEWS

In late March, the University of Oklahoma announced a $1.75 million gift from the McCasland Foundation, funding $1.25 million in renovations to McCasland Field House, home of men’s gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling, as well as $500,000 for the forthcoming Love’s Field, a brand new facility for women’s softball. Bearing the name of a loyal, three-generation Beta family, the Foundation has gifted $11 million to academic, arts and athletic programs since 1970.

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When House Corporation Treasurer Marcel Bonnewit, Michigan ’90, and Jim Gery ’90, passed in 2019, their brothers wanted to honor their memory. Through a vigorous fundraising effort, memorial scholarships were established and the chapter house’s landmark balcony overlooking the campus he so loved was renamed for Bonnewit.

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alumninews H | They Call Him “Coach”

Assistant coach of the 2020 national championship University of Kentucky women’s volleyball team, Nathan Matthews, Wittenberg ’19, has been hired as head coach of his alma mater’s men’s volleyball team.

I | Sklar Fights Antisemitism

ALUMNI NEWS

The Holocaust Museum in Washington now features prominent recognition of David Sklar, Maine ’63, at the entrance to its meeting and dining rooms given his philanthropic support to fight antisemitism worldwide.

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The Carnegie Medal, North America’s highest honor for civilian heroism, has been awarded to Kim McGrady, Auburn ’89, after he drowned saving multiple vacationers from a riptide off Miramar Beach in Florida last April.

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D | Duffield Gifts $12 Million for Animal Institute at Cornell Through their charitable foundation, Cheryl and David Duffield, Cornell ’62, recently gifted $12 million to Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine to launch the new Duffield Institute for Animal Behavior, endow a professorship and help address the nationwide shortage of trainers and dogs to assist veterans and others in need.

E | Toder Runs for U.S. Senate

Wooden Institute graduate, Saint Louis University Advisor and current House Corporation President Spencer Toder, Washington in St. Louis ’09, has launched his campaign for the open U.S. Senate seat in the great state of Missouri. A Democrat, check out his platform at spencertoder.com.

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F | NYT Spotlights Comedian

Wall Street banker turned comedian Shaun Eli Breidbart, Pennsylvania ’83, received critical acclaim in December by The New York Times. Characterized as a “clean comedian,” his philosophy on life isn’t hard to admire: “I get paid to make people happy. What could be better than that?”

G | Murderers Plead Guilty

Following years of procedural delays to avoid the death penalty, three men responsible for the 2015 robbery-murder of Jon Krueger, Kentucky ’16, pleaded guilty March 31. Occurring as Krueger and Aaron Gillette ’14, were walking home after being out with Beta brothers, Gillette miraculously escaped the shooting. The men were sentenced to 20-35 years in prison for Krueger’s death.

K | Filling the Void

After the local paper in Niceville, Florida, shuttered last year, former TV reporter Christopher Saul, SMU ’15, launched midbaynews.com to ensure the 45,000-person community stays in tune with all aspects of public interest.

L | Emory Honors Top Doc

A pioneering forensic dentist who helped lead to the conviction of serial killer Ted Bundy, Dr. Richard Souviron, Emory ’58, has been honored with The Emory Medal, the university’s top alumni award.

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President Biden Taps Jones to Guide Historic Nominee Former U.S. Attorney and Senator Doug Jones, Alabama ’76, was appointed by President Biden to guide Supreme Court nominee Kentanji Brown Jackson through her nomination process. Known for his civil rights record convicting Ku Klux Klan members in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham that killed four Black schoolgirls, Jones is a former district chief and advocate for Beta’s Men of Principle initiative. Jackson was approved by the Senate in April, becoming the first Black woman to serve on America’s highest court. Photo: ZUMA Press, Inc.

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UNTOUCHABLE Recounting his experience serving on the university’s conduct board, an anonymous Beta alumnus shares insight from behind closed doors.

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"Because of how connected we were, we saw ourselves as having a unique understanding of the way things worked. We believed if an issue arose, we could see it coming and knew how to respond based on institutional knowledge and our relationships across campus ... With the added benefit of hindsight, though, I’ve come to learn we couldn’t have been more wrong." No Fraternity is Untouchable | Spring 2022 | 15

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"On my campus, it had been rumored for years that one of these chapters could never be suspended because of a wealthy alumnus after whom buildings on campus were named. That rumor, as well as my own understanding of how things worked, were equally incorrect. In reality, no fraternity is 'untouchable' — not even the good guys."

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n 2022, fraternities continue to face challenges from inside and outside their own organizations, and from inside and outside their own communities. Sometimes, for good reason. Beta Theta Pi knows all too well that, oftentimes, the unfortunate actions of a few can dramatically outweigh the good deeds of many. Fair or not, fraternities are frequently depicted negatively and, as a result, many continue to question whether Greek life serves a valuable purpose on college campuses and in the world. To say the least, many attitudes toward Greek life remain hostile.

Of course, on-campus hostility usually doesn’t come without warning. At most institutions, conduct boards serve as quasijudicial entities that enforce codes of conduct against individuals and organizations. If an organization runs into trouble, that trouble almost certainly begins with a conduct board. To be clear, these boards serve important purposes. They protect students from each other, and they’re integral to combating issues like hazing and

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substance abuse – not to mention a litany of issues that are much less nefarious but still warrant accountability as part of the student development process. However, conduct boards aren’t courts. Oftentimes, they proceed in secret, without formal public records, due process or burdens of proof. A university’s administration frequently has the final say in what goes and what doesn’t. Unlike in a court of law, the opportunity to defend or refute allegations can be little more than a charade. That’s why it’s more important now than ever that Beta chapters heed our organization’s call to govern and conduct themselves in accordance with our values and, in turn, avoid disciplinary action altogether. My own experiences as a Beta and as an anonymous university conduct board member have made this very clear. As an undergraduate, I served on the executive council of my Beta chapter. We were a large, well-connected bunch – my chapter prided itself on having men involved in student government, on the

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interfraternity council and in various other student leadership positions on campus. We believed we were the “good guys,” and for the most part we were. I know that quality isn’t unique to my chapter alone. Because of how connected we were, we saw ourselves as having a unique understanding of the way things worked. We believed if an issue arose, we could see it coming and knew how to respond based on institutional knowledge and our relationships across campus. With the added benefit of hindsight, though, I’ve come to learn we couldn’t have been more wrong. The truth is that no amount of institutional knowledge and no amount of history can insulate an organization from what goes on behind closed doors. During graduate school, I was behind those closed doors, as I served as a student representative on the university's conduct board. That board oversaw the removal of several large, prominent fraternity chapters from my campus that were once seen as “untouchable.” On my campus, it had been rumored for years that one of these chapters could never be suspended because of a wealthy alumnus after whom buildings on campus were named. That rumor, as well as my own understanding of how things worked, were equally incorrect. In reality, no fraternity is “untouchable” – not even the good guys. While serving on the university’s conduct board, I learned that donors, accolades, accomplished and well-connected alumni, and large amounts of money cannot and will not save an organization from reckoning with the consequences of its members' actions. Specifically, I witnessed the removal of three large chapters. Each time, the chapter attempted to argue that the actions of “a few bad apples” should not affect the status of their larger organization, including the majority of their active members and alumni. Each time, that argument was summarily rejected because the members and the chapter culture that

fostered and tolerated such actions are the fraternity. As for the bad apples, they also faced their own individual consequences. I saw some of these fraternities spend vast amounts of money on outside consultants. These were third-party professionals brought in from across the continent, who spent time with the chapter and formulated a lengthy action plan on how to change its culture. Students would testify about these action plans and professional reports, arguing they clearly showed an intent to self-govern and make meaningful change – if only they could get (yet another) “second chance.” I saw staff members from fraternity headquarters make the same pleas, both in person and on organizational letterhead. I read emotional letters from alumni that spoke about the impact the organization had on their lives. Others were more to the point, threatening to withdraw future donations to the university. None of these things mattered at all to the university and those in charge. Nor should they have.

Every effort these chapters made was too little and too late. As it turned out, even the untouchable chapters weren’t immune from accountability. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. After witnessing all of this, I reached out to the few connections I still had with the active members of my chapter and shared with them what I had learned about how things work. I told them that

it is an unfortunate but absolute truth that the actions of (potentially a few) fraternity men not only reflect on themselves, but on their entire chapter, their alumni, their inter/national organizations and their brothers across the world. In the day and age in which we currently live, fraternities are under increasing scrutiny, and it’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to ensure not only that our organization is successful in the future, but also that it remains to exist for generations to come. Here's the good news for us as Betas: Our organization’s values, almost 200 years old, provide us with a framework to preserve Beta’s future and set a better example for fraternities everywhere. The hard part – defining what we stand for – has been done for us. We only have to actually stand for our core values of mutual assistance, cultivation of the intellect, trust, responsible conduct and integrity. Integrity calls us to have the courage to stand up to one’s friends and brothers, doing what is right even when it may not be popular. Responsible conduct calls us to self-govern, to take responsibility for our actions, to uphold what it means to be a man of principle, and to hold each other accountable. Mutual assistance calls us to protect Beta and preserve its culture for the sake of not only our undergraduate brothers, but also for our alumni, and for future Betas who have yet to come. Preserving our organization is an endeavor our values call upon us to undertake, and it’s an endeavor we should not take for granted. In short, this is what I’ve learned: If and when an organization’s actions, by one or 100 of its members, rise to the level of an intervention by a conduct board, it’s likely too late, and that organization has failed its values and its duty to self-govern. No fraternity is untouchable, not even the good guys. 

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ON THE FRONT LINES IN UKRAINE

An Interview With Fox News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst, American ’16 by Justin Warren, SMU ’10 designed by Mike Roupas, Iowa ’10

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s Russian artillery shells began raining down on Ukraine in February, one Beta brother, Trey Yingst, American ’16, wasn’t running away from the war – he was running to it. The Fox News foreign correspondent, frequently gracing television screens donning his press vest and blue safety helmet, has led the network’s coverage of the conflict ever since. Over the sounds of air raid sirens and distant explosions, Yingst, 28, has brought the brutal realities of war into millions of American households. This is not the young reporter’s first time in a danger zone, but rather the most recent in a long series of assignments where he confronts disaster and violence. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a founding father of the Eta Pi Chapter at American University, Yingst’s journalism career launched before he had even received his diploma. As a cofounder of news media outlet News2Share in 2014, he balanced his schoolwork with onthe-ground assignments in places like Gaza, Ukraine, Rwanda, Uganda and Ferguson, Missouri. He became a recognized name soon after graduating when he became chief White House correspondent for One America News Network in 2016. In 2018, he joined Fox New in his current role based out of Jerusalem. He was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” media list and Adweek’s “Young Influentials” list in 2019. As quickly as Yingst’s career has skyrocketed, so too has his reputation. He has sparred with White House press secretaries, ridden in the back of a pickup truck with the Taliban, conducted interviews with presidential advisors and broke stories that led to government action against bad actors. In short, he has won the admiration of the public and his peers in just a short few years. Though he returned to Ukraine shortly thereafter, The Beta Theta Pi magazine secured an interview with Yingst in April when he was home in the United States for a brief respite. With support from his network and no topic off-the-table, he discussed his time abroad and how Beta influences his life and work. Editorial note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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What was it that drew you to attend American University? My aunt and uncle live in Washington, D.C., so I grew up attending Washington Wizards games in the district. If you want to go to school there, you normally look at Georgetown, George Washington or American. I knew the city well, wanted to work in international relations or do something that involved learning more about the world, and I was already familiar with AU’s campus because my dad is an alumnus. Everything I thought about Washington turned out to be true – it is a place to meet people from all around the world and get a taste of where things are happening. American University is where things are happening.

"We’re often there for the worst day of someone’s life, and it absolutely affects you. You wouldn’t be human if it didn’t."

Did you always want to study journalism? No. I first went to school interested in international relations. I joined the school TV station, though, and from there started a company called News2Share. Basically, we were a media aggregator and a “stringer service,” traveling around the world covering conflict, current events and foreign policy. So, I got into broadcast by early

sophomore year and made it my major. I ended up really focusing most of my time on journalism while at school. When did Beta arrive on American’s campus and what drew you to becoming a member? I'm a nerd when it comes to school. I really enjoy learning and already had a great group of friends my freshman year, so I just wasn't interested in Greek life at first. A good friend of mine was involved in bringing Beta to AU my sophomore year. I was always resistant to fraternities because I didn't have the time or desire to go through any sort of prolonged new member process. With Beta, there was certainly still a process – learning about the Fraternity and those types of things – but it still allowed me to focus on my studies while becoming a part of something that was new. How did you ultimately decide you wanted Beta to be part of your college experience? I was resistant to joining Greek life in general because of the stereotypes. However, my friend gave me a pamphlet

TREY YINGST

From student reporter to the international face of Fox News

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News2Share As a student, Yingst cofounds News2Share, reporting from Gaza, Rwanda and more.

One America News After graduating in spring 2016, Yingst is named chief White House correspondent at OAN.

Fox News Yingst joins Fox News’ international team based out of Jerusalem, quickly becoming a network mainstay.

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about Beta, and although I was still hesitant at first, the core values of the Fraternity were things that I was personally interested in not only practicing in my own life but also learning more about. Specifically, intellectual growth. As I said, I'm very into studying and learning about what's going on in the world, which is an important part of what I do in my job today. Also, trust is very important to me. It was ingrained in me by my parents growing up and it’s an integral part of my career. I want to trust the people that I’m around. My friend said, “Why don’t you at least meet the guys who came to the university to start Beta, and if you think it’s something you’d be interested in, you can get involved?” And from there, I got involved. As an undergraduate, you were extremely busy diving head-first into your journalistic endeavors. How did you make the most of your Beta membership given your hectic schedule? I would say I probably still had a very traditional experience. I would attend chapter meetings on the weekends

Yingst in October 2018: "Heavy clashes along the Israel/Gaza border today. One person was killed across from where my crew and I were set up. Five others killed in locations along the strip. Some demonstrators threw pipe bombs, while Israelis fired live ammunition and tear gas."

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Year of Accolades Yingst is recognized as a Forbes "30 Under 30" and Adweek “Young Influential;" invited to White House Correspondents Dinner.

Lebanon Among his many assignments, Yingst reports live amidst unrest in Beirut.

Afghanistan Fox News sends Yingst to cover the aftermath of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Ukraine Yingst spends months reporting on the Russian assault against Ukraine.

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"There's no class on how to become a good leader or act as a good representative for your organization. Those were things I learned in Beta."

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whenever I was in town, and at one point I even ended up living with a few of my brothers. One thing that really stood out for me was our experience with fundraising. It was another one of the Fraternity’s core values – this idea of mutual assistance. I thought it was cool that this group of guys that I became friends and brothers with wanted to help out in the community.

When we would have fundraising events like a flag football tournament, for example, the money we raised would go to Nora’s Home. That meant a lot to me. I thought it was very symbolic of these guys I remain brothers with today that they identified something that was important to me and then wanted to make sure our philanthropy efforts went to this organization.

My mother has kidney transplants, so my entire life she's had health issues. There is a charity called Nora's Home in Houston that serves the families of people with such conditions, and it's a place we stayed at sometimes when my mother received medical treatment.

How has your time as a Beta helped you as a reporter today? In Beta, I learned a lot about problem solving, dealing with differing opinions and how to communicate with and understand diverse groups of people. Those are all things that are applicable to what I do today.

Something I’ll never forget is that the Fraternity made that their charity.

It’s not a given that you learn these things in a university. There's no

class on how to become a good leader or act as a good representative for your organization. Those were things I learned in Beta. You mentioned your work as a founder of News2Share, but right after graduating college you became a chief White House correspondent. Now you’re with Fox based out of Jerusalem. What from your experience has best prepared you for your current role? Probably my work at News2Share, which had me traveling around the world to places like Ukraine and Gaza as far back as 2014. It's interesting looking back because those are a lot of the places I still cover today at Fox. What's changed for me is the amount of resources I have to tell those stories. And certainly the audience. I mean, Fox is number one, and you see it not only in the numbers but I think also in the quality of our reporting. I'm really proud to be part of that team. Each and every day when I'm in the field I see the focus this company has on news and getting the stories out there, not only from Ukraine but from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, all these places I've been sent on assignment. It's a reminder of how lucky I am to have this opportunity. You’ve ridden in truck beds with the Taliban and reported from some of the most dangerous places on earth. Do you ever get scared? Um, no. People ask me this question a lot and I'm rarely scared, but I'm always prepared. I think that's critical going into global war zones. You have to constantly be preparing and up-todate about what's happening.

Left: Yingst in Ukraine. Above: Yingst and late Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski (far left), who was killed on assignment in Ukraine in 2022, ride through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, with members of the Taliban in 2021.

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and I need when facing dangerous situation. It's important for me to be levelheaded and make decisions to the best of my ability based on the information we have. Those decisions often are not editorial ones. They're not, “Let’s get this interview to air,” but rather, “OK, let's move here because we could take incoming fire.” They must be made very clearly and efficiently. You’ll see sometimes I must make them live on air. There were several times last year, before the war between Israel and Gaza, for example, where there were these

massive flashes in Jerusalem. On air I might have to say, “Alright guys, listen to me, we need to move.” I have to be calculated and I have to be precise. You’re Beta’s eyes on the ground during this current conflict in Ukraine. What are you seeing there that we can’t fully grasp from the comforts of our own homes? I think it's the decisions that people have to make, which are often misunderstood simply because they are so massive on an individual scale. We talk about numbers like 4 million Ukrainians who have fled the country

since the invasion began, but that's 4 million individuals who had to make probably the most difficult decision of their lives to either leave their entire home and sometimes family behind to get to safety or to stay and risk being killed. I think often we don't grasp how hard that individual’s choice must be. That’s partly why, in our reporting from Ukraine, we try to find individuals who represent a larger problem or a larger issue. I can tell you 4 million people fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, but how do I make you care about that number? How do I make you understand what that really

Yingst in Irpin, Ukraine, as many of the city's 60,000 residents evacuate following Russian shelling and gunfire in March 2022. "They are leaving their entire lives behind," Yingst said. "They understand this war is getting closer and closer to their hometown, and they have to get out of the way." 24 | The Beta Theta Pi | On the Front Lines in Ukraine

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means? Part of my job as a journalist on the ground is to talk to people and make sure our viewers can relate to them and really understand just how dire their situations really are. Is there a particular Ukrainian's story that has stuck with you? There was one woman we met on a bridge as she was fleeing the suburbs of Kiev where Russian forces had committed a number of real atrocities against the civilian population. Her name is Evgenia Antonenko and she was escaping the town of Irpin, which is right next to Bucha outside of Kiev. The way that she described her journey and her situation in life will stick with me forever. She said, “It's like your life is broken forever and you have no hope." She was with her young daughter, and she told me how she shielded the eyes of this girl from bodies in the streets of their hometown. When you look into the eyes of a mother who has gone through so much, you understand really just how horrible an experience like that can be for a human. She wants to do everything she can to protect her daughter, but it's very difficult when Russians are targeting these civilian areas and people are trying to simply get to safety. As we were talking to her, there were incoming Russian rounds on either side of this bridge. You could tell she was trying to stay strong for her daughter, but if you looked into her eyes you realized she was terrified and just trying to do everything she could to protect her little girl. It must take a toll on you when you’re constantly surrounded by devastation, chaos, violence and sadness. How do you stay centered? We’re often there for the worst day of someone’s life, and it absolutely affects

you. You wouldn’t be human if it didn’t. It can be a little challenging to reintegrate into a normal life when I come back from these places, but I have a routine where I meditate, go to the gym, run and generally make time to prioritize my own physical and mental health. Do you see yourself ever taking a calmer, more predictable beat? I think my parents would be happy if I did that, but I love this job. Really. It’s part of who I am and it consumes me each and every day. And I love the place that I work. So, right now I'm happy living in the moment and I feel very present. That dream I had when I was a student at American University, when I joined Beta, is what I'm currently living. As you look back on your time at AU, in Beta and as a reporter, what’s your advice to brothers out there? First, nothing replaces hard work. If you have a goal in mind, work hard each day to get there. Stay focused on the mission and on your goal. Second, you're only as good as the people around you. It's critical to surround yourself with people who lift you up, want you to succeed and would do anything for you.

BETAS IN THE NEWS Trey Yingst is one of many Betas who have made a name for themselves in journalism 1 | Howard Fineman, Colgate ’70 Oxford Cup recipient, current global editorial director for HuffPost and news analyst for NBC News, and former Newsweek senior editor

2 | Steve Fox, Dartmouth ’70 Enjoyed a 30-year journalism career, including as correspondent for ABC News' "Good Morning America"

3 | Dan Springer, Michigan State ’87 Emmy Award-winning Fox News correspondent based in Seattle, Washington

4 | Barney Calame, Missouri ’61 Oxford Cup recipient who served as deputy managing editor for The Wall Street Journal and public editor of The New York Times

5 | Karl Inderfurth, North Carolina ’68 Diplomat and Emmy-winning ABC News national security correspondent

6 | Mike Taibbi, Rutgers ’71 Worked at ABC, CBS and NBC News, and is a recipient of an Emmy Award and four Edward R. Murrow Awards

7 | David Martin, Yale ’65 Frequents "60 Minutes;" Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent since 1993, primarily covering the Pentagon and State Department

And third, on the road to success you are going to fail more than you succeed. Don’t let that discourage you. Keep moving forward. Learning to fail well is a very important thing. 

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STEP 1 | ASSEMBLE YOUR TOOLKIT • An old towel • A horsehair shoe brush • An old cotton cloth, T-shirt or (clean) underwear • Leather conditioner • Shoe cream or wax polish that closely matches the color of your shoes • Sole edge dressing

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STEP 2 | PREP THE AREA Look, this can get a little messy. Lay out your towel and place your shoes on top. See, this isn’t so hard, is it?

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bestfootforward It’s springtime, and Betas everywhere are pulling out their Sunday best in preparation for wedding season, job interviews and the postpandemic return to the office. (Say sayonara to those work-from-home sweatpants. It was fun while it lasted.)

STEP 3 | BRUSH With your horsehair brush and light pressure, use a back-andforth motion to remove dirt and grime from the shoe’s leather and welt (where the upper meets the sole).

STEP 5 | POLISH Add a nickel-sized dab of cream or wax to a fresh area of the cotton cloth and rub into the shoe. The result will appear uneven or dull, but that’s alright for now.

STEP 6 | NOW WE WAIT It takes time for the conditioner and polish to work their magic, so hands off! Take a muchdeserved break and come back in 10 minutes. STEP 7 | TIME TO SHINE Next, buff the shoes with a dry, soft cloth using gentle back-andforth motions. The shiny, goodas-new look should be apparent almost immediately.

Shirts cleaned? Check. Slacks pressed? Check. Shoes shined? Probably not. Whether you’re hoping to woo a prospective employer or a future Beta Sweetheart, nothing can make or break your look more than a wellmaintained pair of Oxfords. (At Beta, we’re partial to a good “Oxford”). Thankfully, doing so only takes about 15 minutes.

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STEP 4 | CLEAN AND CONDITION Grab your cotton cloth, shirt or skivvies, and dab a small amount of conditioner all over the leather. We put our shoes through a lot: rain, snow, dirt, grease, rocks. The conditioner helps them stay flexible, resist cracks and improves overall longevity.

STEP 8 | WORK THE EDGES You’re nearly there! No doubt, by this point the leather looks great. What about the visible part of the sole, though? Most notable, the heels and edges. Cover scuffs by applying edge dressing and, voila, you’re dressed to impress.

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Above: Ferd Del Pizzo, Washington in St. Louis ’58, and Justin Camp, Saint Louis ’18

“OLDER MEN CAN LEAD, DIRECT, ENCOURAGE, CORRECT AND INSPIRE YOUNGER MEN. LIKEWISE, YOUNG MEN CAN GIVE OLDER MEN STRENGTH, COURAGE, FAITH AND ADD 'FUTURE TO THEIR MINDS.' THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HAND OF AGE GRIPS THE HAND OF YOUTH.” Dr. Seth R. Brooks, St. Lawrence '22 Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity President and General Secretary

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HUMBLE SERVANT

SAYING GOODBYE TO BETA GREAT BOB COTTRELL, MIAMI ’54 by Martin Cobb, Eastern Kentucky ’96, and Sutton Jacobs, Wittenberg ’18 designed by Mike Roupas, Iowa ’10

“I have always thought that hiring Bob Cottrell was the most important decision the Board of Trustees made while I was General Secretary. He brought calm, forceful leadership and a perspective that people respected and followed. Bob is probably best known for his attention to detail in building Beta’s new Administrative Office, but the way he changed the culture of the office to a professional, consultative, collaborative group of talented people was even more lasting and more important to our Great and Good Fraternity.” — Tom Cassady, Cincinnati ’76 General Fraternity President

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he Fraternity owes much to Robert L. “Bob” Cottrell, Miami ’54. Serving nearly 10 years as administrative secretary, including director of the Beta Foundation, he is one of just six Betas to ever receive both of the Fraternity’s top alumni honors, the Oxford Cup (2001) and Shepardson Award (2003). Bob passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, at age 89. An Oxford native, Brother Cottrell bagged groceries at Kroger when he was a young boy. After graduating summa cum laude in economics from Miami University, he served in the Air Force flying single-engine jets before working his way up the ladder and into the executive suite of the Cincinnati-based grocery company. By the time he left Kroger in 1988, Bob had served in a multitude of vice presidential roles, including store operations, corporate procurement and trade relations, distribution administration, and wholesaling. After his 31-year career concluded, he established his own management consulting firm, Cottrell & Associates, and served on an interim basis as senior vice president for Circle K Corporation. Bob’s dedication to Beta Theta Pi certainly did not end upon completion of his term as president of the Alpha Chapter. Most notably, after years as district chief and a term as vice president on the General Fraternity Board of Trustees, Brother Cottrell answered the call to serve his beloved Fraternity as administrative secretary in 1991. Upon assuming Beta’s staff reins, he instituted a level of professionalism and warmth that has become a hallmark of the Fraternity’s Administrative Office culture, and set the greatest example encouraging high standards, constant improvement and, maybe most importantly, kindness. Scores of young chapter consultants recall the wise teachings of Bob during the book club he instituted and led once a week at 7:30 a.m. in the basement of the Administrative Office. Making himself available

to even the greenest of young professionals and sharing thoughts on leadership and character were of prime importance to Bob, a consummate lifelong learner. He was never at a loss when it came to offering a soft, human touch – no matter the conversation, no matter the problem needing solved. To the core, he was a gentleman’s gentleman. Bob single-handedly drove the early ’90s site selection, design, fundraising and construction of Beta’s inspiring eight-acre, 17,000 square feet, $3.2 million Foundation and Administrative Office at 5134 Bonham Road in Oxford. He also worked tirelessly for the Upon These Principles capital campaign that raised more than $20 million for the Beta Foundation and award-winning Men of Principle initiative — an interfraternity record at that time. A lifelong resident of southwest Ohio, Bob continued to support the community that raised him. In retirement, he oversaw a $400,000 renovation of the Alpha Chapter house and completed two terms as house corporation president. He also served as an advisory member on several boards at Miami University, as well as the Ft. Hamilton-Hughes Hospital and Hamilton Presbyterian Church. In 1989, Miami honored Brother Cottrell with the Dolibois Alumni Award for service to the university — an honor not surprisingly also named for a loyal Beta, Ambassador John E. Dolibois, Miami ’42. Of course, among his many passions in life which included Beta Theta Pi at the very top, as well as landscaping and fly-fishing, he was devoted to his Beta Sweetheart Nancy, Kappa Kappa Gamma, his three Beta sons and two Beta grandsons, and all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

BOB’S FAVORITE ADVICE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE STAFF “As we pursue important change in the Fraternity, we have to remember, ‘The problem for pioneers is that they always take arrows in the back.’” “You can’t run this place on ticky-tack!” “You’ll be judged more by how you made the record than the record you made.” “As General Treasurer, Fraternity President and Beta’s first Administrative Secretary Ralph Fey would often say, ‘Remember, it’s the boys’ money we’re spending.’”

A Beta Great among Beta Greats, may Brother Bob Cottrell, Miami ’54, Roll No. 983 on the official roll of the Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, rest in peace. 

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2021-22 All-Beta Chapter

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chapter reports

Each chapter’s individual performance is listed in its chapter report and matches this key’s color coding:

your alma mater

3.34

Reported alongside a quantitative 2021-22 chapter performance review of academics, leadership, recruitment and advisor support, all 136 chapters reflect on highlights from this academic year.

All-Chapter GPA Campus AMA: 3.20

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Leadership Program Graduates 3-Year Avg: 12

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New Men Pledged/ Chapter Size 3-Year Avg: 24

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Advisory Team Members 3-Year Avg: 6

NR = Campus or chapter did not report as of 5/5/22 NA = Chapter re/established within last three years * = Chapter only reported GPA for one term The all-chapter GPA represents 45% of chapters who reported grades for all terms as of 5/5/22. Leadership program graduate counts are lower due to canceled programs because of the pandemic.

Alabama

Baylor

| Tuscaloosa, Ala. | Est. 1965 Logan Dramer ’24 lmdramer@crimson.ua.edu

CHAPTER REPORTS

3.02* | NR

1 | 9

50/165 | 49

9 | 7

The Delta Theta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi had an overall GPA of 3.1 in the fall semester. We are on track this spring semester to have a 3.4 GPA, so off to a good start this year. This fall we initiated 44 new members.

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3.14 | NR

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8 | 4

The Eta Pi Chapter has had some amazing accomplishments this semester. First, we recruited a large spring new member class of 10 and were happy to initiate them all this semester. Additionally, we had two new members join the IFC executive board as executive vice president and vice president of programming.

2.90* | NR

7 | 7

This year, the Eta Mu Chapter is getting back to its roots at the University of Arkansas. We hosted a successful “Row” – a large concert put on individually by each fraternity with artist Desiigner – and a formal on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Serenades have also come back and the chapter received the “Award of Excellence” for the second-straight year.

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3 | 11

20/37 | 13

7 | 7

This year the chapter has done very well recruiting 13 new members this spring and 5 more in the fall. The chapter’s cumulative GPA was a 2.97 this spring, which was second among fraternities on campus. This fall, we plan to have the highest GPA.

5 | 11

44/36 | NA

9 | NA

We held our first recruitment and brought in 10 new guys. The first initiation and retreat run by chapter members was also a major success. We raised a little over $2,000 during philanthropy week. A parent/alumni newsletter is being drafted. Brother Kincaid Schmitt ’23, was honored as both Fraternity President and Fraternity Man of the Year.

1/7 | 7

6 | 6

British Columbia

ΓΟ | Vancouver, B.C. | Est. 1936 Nate Robinson ’24 naterobinson737@gmail.com

3.41* | NR

2 | 7

25/47 | 17

6 | 6

The Gamma Omicron Chapter focused its efforts this year toward recruitment, philanthropy and housing improvements. Through rush we almost doubled our chapter size, and we raised over $50,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association by hosting our annual Drop the Puck for Mental Health philanthropy event.

Butler

New Chapter | Boise, Idaho Kincaid schmitt ’23 kincaidschmitt.beta@gmail.com 3.12 | 3.08

6 | NA

We’ve had brothers begin to take up leadership positions in our community. Though we have had a rough year in terms of recruitment, we have started a positive trend nearing the spring 2022 semester and are preparing for a productive year ahead.

Boise State

| Fayetteville, Ark. | Est. 2016 John Moran ’23 uarkbetapresident@gmail.com 85/172 | 45

3.52 | 3.27

| Bethany, W.Va. | Est. 1860 Caleb King ’23 calebk183@gmail.com

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7 | 12

6 | 4

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Arkansas

3.31 | NR

17/43 | 17

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Bethany

| Washington, D.C. | Est. 2017 Joseph Smieya ’23 js2370a@student.american.edu 15/29 | 9

4 | 20

The Delta Psi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi reestablished its love for service this term, regularly volunteering with various organizations to support the Waco Community. Furthermore, our men are rigorously preparing to participate in Baylor’s annual Homecoming Parade, as well as All-University Sing.

5 | 9

| Bowling Green, Ohio | Est. 1962 Evan Huelskamp ’24 ehuelsk@bgsu.edu

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American

3.74* | NR

Bowling Green

| Waco, Texas | Est. 1980 Ethan Bond ’23 ethan_bond1@baylor.edu

ΔΘ

| Indianapolis, Ind. | Est. 1878 Vaughn Ernst ’23 vernst@butler.edu

3.51 | 3.27

6 | 18

23/53 | 16

8 | 10

We were able to recruit our largest class since our founding fathers this spring with a total of 19 new members. It is only fitting that we traveled to Oxford, Ohio, to initiate these new brothers. In addition, we hosted our first ever philanthropy week.

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Straight Up Heat

It was a personal best, school record and a new NCAA Division III standard. Derrick Jackson, Knox ’22, chased down a time of 10.17 seconds in the 100-meter dash, topping a 39-year collegiate record. “The moment they shot the gun, I finally got the start I’ve been working on,” Jackson said. “I knew it was some heat, but 10.17? Woah.” Photo: Carla Wehmeyer / Knox Communications Office

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Cal Poly

Central Michigan

| San Luis Obispo, Calif. | Est. 1986 Rylan Rogers ’23 rylantrogers@gmail.com

3.19 | 3.17

5 | 10

56/104 | 29

5 | 5

CHAPTER REPORTS

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12/34 | 17

8 | 6

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8 | 9

13 | 11

33/57 | 36

7 | 4

In spring of 2022, the Eta Theta Chapter was actively involved in the community. Daniel Eyal, our community service chair, led a beach clean-up through the Orange County Coastkeeper nonprofit organization. In partnership with Delta Gamma, we had around 100 members of the Greek community cleaning up our local beaches!

| Hamilton, N.Y. | Est. 1880 Evan Ketchabaw ’23 eketchabaw@colgate.edu

3.42 | NR

Each chapter’s individual performance is listed in its chapter report and matches this key’s color coding:

3.34

All-Chapter GPA Campus AMA: 3.20

4

Leadership Program Graduates 3-Year Avg: 12

28/71

New Men Pledged/ Chapter Size 3-Year Avg: 24

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Advisory Team Members 3-Year Avg: 6

2 | 16

41/128 | 37

6 | 4

We held a great philanthropy week and established a new philanthropy week in general. We set up a speaker to come talk next semester to all of IFC about consent. We also raised a ton of money for the new housing renovation.

8 | 8

ΒΤ | Boulder, Colo. | Est. 1900 Joseph Colton ’23 jsamcolton@gmail.com

3.14* | 3.09

5 | 11

19/41 | 19

8 | 7

Here at Beta, we have increased the size of our band to 40 members. We have raised over $8,000 in funds for the Blue Bench Foundation to stop sexual assault. We are also pleased to announce that, as of April 9, our chapter’s charter has finally been installed.

Colorado Mines

| Cincinnati, Ohio | Est. 1840 Benjamin Wenner ’24 bmwenner11@gmail.com

3.50 | 3.34

19/51 | 16

Colorado

| Golden, Colo. | Est. 1908 David Ochoumare ’23 dochoumare123@gmail.com

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performanceaverage

2 | 13

Throughout the semester, the brothers have been very involved around the community and succeeding while doing so. We hosted a very successful Trivia Night for philanthropy, as well as taking home the championship in intramural basketball! We also hosted two alumni panels that have been very informing and rewarding!

Cincinnati

2021-22 All-Beta Chapter

4 | 6

ΒΘ

| Orange, Calif. | Est. 2015 Noah Linder ’23 nlinder@chapman.edu 4 | 10

28/102 | 33

Colgate

3.23 | 3.32

This semester, we made our journey back to the Hall of Chapters for our Initiation Ceremony – the first time in six years. We also hosted our first formal since spring 2019 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Our chapter is excited for the next years to come.

28/81 | 21

2 | 11

We just initiated 11 new members, capping a very successful spring rush. We’ve been participating in a number of sorority philanthropy events. In addition, a number of our guys have been actively involved with service projects with the Clemson Life program and multicultural Greek organizations on campus.

Chapman

| Cleveland, Ohio | Est. 1979 Cameron Goodwin-Schoen ’24 ckg33@case.edu 9/24 | 7

7 | 14

Our chapter currently has the highest number of active members since reestablishment. Members have also participated in everything on campus from intramural football, to raising money for local children’s organizations and serving our community by removing invasive species from wildlife preserves.

ΛΚ-Β

5 | 10

3.26* | NR

| Danville, Ky. | Est. 1848 Andrew Huff ’24 andrew.huff@centre.edu

Case Western Reserve

3.48 | 3.51

9 | 8

Ε

3.46 | 3.09

Inspired by the perseverance our brother Andy Hinchliffe showed in his victorious battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, we directed our efforts toward our philanthropic goals. With the help of alumni, friends and fellow Canadian Beta chapters, we raised $3,230 for cancer treatment research. We shall continue this practice of excellence.

33/75 | 27

ΔΝ

Centre

| Ottawa, Ont. | Est. 1991 Shanik Wickremasinghe ’23 shanikwickremasinghe@gmail.com ΕΥ

6 | 8

5 | 13

This was a very successful spring semester for our chapter in terms of recruitment. We are currently working toward initiating 14 new members into our brotherhood. Additionally, we defeated the other fraternities on our campus in a charity hockey tournament. Finally, we are currently preparing for our own philanthropy week.

Carleton

NR | NR

| Clemson, S.C. | Est. 1970 Anderson Plyler ’25 ajplyle@clemson.edu

ΕΓ

3.08* | 2.84

In our winter quarter, we initiated 18 new members into our brotherhood, which is our largest winter class in local chapter history! Additionally, our chapter’s GPA has risen above the campus all-fraternity average due to our emphasis on academic development amongst brothers.

Clemson

| Mount Pleasant, Mich. | Est. 1985 Caleb Yaw ’23 cy1520@hotmail.com

ΕΔ

ΒΦ

3.20* | 3.23

2 | 11

25/89 | 34

7 | 7

We were able to initiate a new member class of 22 and are really excited for the process. Not being able to rush in the fall gave us more time to prepare and really get a group of guys that we felt hold the Beta values.

NR = Campus or chapter did not report as of 5/5/22 NA = Chapter re/established within last three years * = Chapter only reported GPA for one term The all-chapter GPA represents 45% of chapters who reported grades for all terms as of 5/5/22. Leadership program graduate counts are lower due to canceled programs because of the pandemic.

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betastars | carleton university Ringing the Bell | Diagnosed with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Sep-

tember 2021, Andrew Hinchliffe, Carleton ’23, moved back home to begin a long fight. After 12 rounds of chemotherapy, he rang the bell on March 28 to mark his victory, thanks to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Although a physical distance existed, he never lost the support of his chapter brothers. Eta Upsilon raised over $3,000 for cancer research to honor him and his recovery.

Columbia

Creighton

| New York, N.Y. | Est. 1881 Kevin Nouri ’23 kcn2114@columbia.edu 4 | 6

26/61 | 16

6 | 4

This spring, the brothers of Alpha Alpha Chapter have been very active on campus. We had one of our most successful brotherhood events when brothers attended a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden together. We’ve also hosted events with other Greek organizations and welcomed a strong new member class.

3.57 | 3.37

5 | 4

One of the greater highlights from this semester was that our chapter was honored with the Arete Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement. We value academics as part of our identity, so it means a lot to us to be recognized by the school.

3.33 | 3.22

12 | 10

After nearly two years of the pandemic, the Beta Delta Chapter is back and more lively than ever! We added 14 new members this past year and set a chapter record in the fall for philanthropy.

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14/46 | 17

6 | 6

We raised over $3,500 for the chapter during our Dad’s Weekend. We organized two service events for the chapter to support Dayton communities. We raised over $700 for Shoes for the Shoeless philanthropy. We also brought back our alumni newsletter.

3.51 | 3.39

23/64 | 26

8 | 7

This semester, we’ve been able to raise over $700 for our main philanthropy, YWCA SARC (Sexual Assault Response Center). Furthermore, we are looking forward to our 5k fundraiser in May that we are hosting on campus with the Garret Cares Foundation!

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6 | 14

38/101 | 34

7 | 6

We have had an excellent term full of great events! Date dashes, Rockies games, movie premieres, a spring Parents Weekend and more! Additionally, we played frisbee golf to support our philanthropy, the Gabby Krause Foundation. Finally, we plan to end off our term at our spring formal in Aspen, Colorado.

DePauw

| Newark, Del. | Est. 2021 Will Wallace ’23 willwall@udel.edu

5 | 18

2 | 3

AZ | Denver, Colo. | Est. 1889 Cap Kelly ’23 capck19@gmail.com

| Greencastle, Ind. | Est. 1845 Duncan Hughes ’23 duncanhughes_2023@depauw.edu

ΘA

3.28 | 3.14

11/34 | 12

Denver

Delaware

| Ithaca, N.Y. | Est. 1879 Andrew Mackin ’23 ajm536@cornell.edu 14/51 | 17

6 | 12

5 | 9

Brothers have held the student body president and IFC president positions for two consecutive years. In the fall, our chapter hosted its first annual Mental Health Gala to raise money for local mental health organizations. Brothers led three varsity athletic teams to conference championships.

| Dayton, Ohio | Est. 2009 Jack Miller ’24 millerj84@udayton.edu

ΒΔ

2 | 13

3.42* | NR

Cornell

3.60 | 3.53

8 | 8

SPRING 2022 | BETA.ORG

23/57 | 21

31/88 | 25

AH

Dayton

ΖΧ | Storrs, Conn. | Est. 2004 Brian Turgeon ’22 brian.turgeon@uconn.edu

4 | 12

6 | 16

In February, we hosted a Parents’ Weekend, which was great to connect families with one another. We put on a successful philanthropy event in April, Pizza and Pups, where dogs from the Nebraska Humane Society were featured. Additionally, we were pleased to be named Chapter of the Year and add two new Beta Sweethearts to our chapter.

Connecticut

NR | NR

| Granville, Ohio | Est. 1868 Daniel Seely ’23 seely_d1@denison.edu

HI

CHAPTER REPORTS

3.74* | NR

Denison

| Omaha, Neb. | Est. 2015 Jack Mumm ’23 jbm65110@creighton.edu

ΑΑ

Δ

3.27* | 3.19

4 | 11

16/57 | 19

4 | 2

The Delta Chapter continues to be the home of academic, extracurricular and athletic leaders, not only on campus but throughout our respective communities. As we progress into the summer and next semester, the house is eager to celebrate our 177th anniversary in October alongside our alumni.

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Perfect Shot, Big Check Kansas basketball may have made an impressive run in March but, with $19,000 on the line, it was Beta’s own Connor Loney, Kansas ’25, who brought the ESPN College Gameday crowd to their feet when he drained a half-court shot. Check it out at beta.org/bigbucket. Photo: Chance Parker

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Drexel

Elon

| Philadelphia, Pa. | Est. 2017 Petyo Manev ’24 pdm79@drexel.edu

3.52* | 3.19

3 | 10

7/31 | 10

6 | 6

Our chapter has been actively working to make full use of the new guidelines allowing us to have in-person events. We had a variety of brotherhood and recruitment events, ranging from Super Bowl night to “grill and chill” with the brothers.

3.46 | 3.15

In the fall 2021 semester, our chapter recruited 21 new members – the largest recruited class in our chapter’s history. This has almost doubled our chapter size. Our chapter officially paid off past debt of over $19,000 as of March 2022.

3.28 | 3.20

8 | 9

This spring we boasted a 3.1 overall GPA which put us second in all of Greek life. Additionally to that, with 228 attendees, we celebrated 50 years of the Delta Xi Chapter where we gathered all alumni dating back to 1968 graduates. We also initiated five new members into our chapter this semester.

3.44* | 3.66

11 | 7

We recently added six new men to our chapter. Various house improvements have been made throughout the winter months such as new kitchen appliances. Our GPA as a house reached a 2.88 this term and made good standing with the university.

1 | 9

11/27 | 9

5 | 7

This semester has been a great success for our chapter in general. Recruitment yielded more than seven new members and GPA is steadily rising. Events this semester have also been great. Formal, brotherhood meetings and dinners, and initiation have brought all of our members closer together.

| Fort Myers, Fla. | Est. 2022 Michael Patella ’23 mvpatella8506@eagle.fgcu.edu

ΘH

2.86 | 2.84

3 | 13

12/31 | 25

6 | 8

The Theta Eta Chapter had an excellent semester full of exciting events, fulfilling service work and meaningful philanthropy. A highlight is the partnership we maintain between our chapter and the Jamaica Bay Veterans Association. Together our organizations work hard to clean up a mobile home community here in Fort Myers!

Florida International

| Miami, Fla. | Est. 2010 Arian Monzon ’22 fiubeta.president@gmail.com

ΗΓ

NR | NR

5 | 13

46/84 | 28

5 | 5

The 2021-22 year has been great for the Eta Gamma Chapter at Florida International. Eight of our brothers were selected to serve in our school’s student government, and we initiated our largest new member class in recent memory this fall with 25 new brothers. “Be Better, Be Beta.”

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Florida

| Cheney, Wash. | Est. 1993 Blake Webb ’22 bwebb6@ewu.edu 8/17 | 7

8 | 5

6 | NA

Florida Gulf Coast

ΓΥ | Atlanta, Ga. | Est. 1948 Daniel Valencia ’23 daniel.valencia@emory.edu

| Gainesville, Fla. | Est. 1930 Ross Perry ’23 rossperry@ufl.edu

ΕΩ

4 | 10

15/28 | NA

42/33 | NA

This first semester for our chapter couldn’t have gone better! Some highlights were raising $7,500 for our Best Buddies philanthropy, placing second in Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy and OwlThon. We had 10 new members added to our chapter this spring, bringing our numbers up to 33. We’re very excited!

Emory

Eastern Washington

2.72 | 3.02

1 | NA

SPRING 2022 | BETA.ORG

20/32 | 17

6 | 12

We are having a philanthropy week for Team Seas to raise money for cleaning the oceans and a campus wide beach clean-up. We will be raffling off a cooler and a car smash. We hope to raise at least $2,000!

ΔΞ | Richmond, Ky. | Est. 1971 Dylan Moore ’24 dylan_moore135@mymail.eku.edu

0 | 10

2.97 | 2.91

New Chapter | Daytona Beach, Fla. John-Patrick Mueller ’22 Johnmueller909@gmail.com

Eastern Kentucky

NR | NR

5 | 5

CHAPTER REPORTS

13 | 4

32/102 | 28

Embry-Riddle

| Greenville, N.C. | Est. 1983 Nicholas Holmes ’23 holmesn20@students.ecu.edu 29/54 | 13

5 | 16

The Eta Upsilon Chapter thrived this term! We recruited 13 new members for our fall 2021 class, and 19 new men for spring 2022. We also ranked first in overall GPA for all IFC fraternities on campus. For our philanthropy, we raised over $10,000 among new member classes for NAMI!

ΕΑ

2 | 7

ΖΔ | Boca Raton, Fla. | Est. 1995 Kade Born ’23 kborn2020@fau.edu

East Carolina

NR | NR

Florida Atlantic

| Elon, N.C. | Est. 2019 Jamison Skelley ’23 jskelley2@elon.edu

HO

ΓΞ

3.31* | 3.40

2 | 14

67/200 | 53

8 | 4

Our chapter has had an incredibly successful year. Our annual philanthropy event, Beta Bring It On, gave more than $7,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Also, we hosted a PB& J drive and a clothing fundraiser to further benefit the community. In December, former chapter president Jack Lewis ’22, was named IFC President of the Year.

2021-22 All-Beta Chapter

performanceaverage Each chapter’s individual performance is listed in its chapter report and matches this key’s color coding:

3.34

All-Chapter GPA Campus AMA: 3.20

4

Leadership Program Graduates 3-Year Avg: 12

28/71

New Men Pledged/ Chapter Size 3-Year Avg: 24

7

Advisory Team Members 3-Year Avg: 6

NR = Campus or chapter did not report as of 5/5/22 NA = Chapter re/established within last three years * = Chapter only reported GPA for one term The all-chapter GPA represents 45% of chapters who reported grades for all terms as of 5/5/22. Leadership program graduate counts are lower due to canceled programs because of the pandemic.

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Florida State

George Washington

| Tallahassee, Fla. | Est. 1969 Hal Beardall IV ’22 beardallh1018@gmail.com

3.42* | 3.15

1 | 18

39/102 | 38

4 | 3

We raised $24,000 for FSU’s Counseling Center and $216,000 for the student union, Unconquered Scholars program and CVA. Over 50 brothers are involved in campus leadership positions, and Brother Suarez ’23 was installed as senior class president. We earned three chapter awards and three individual awards (Wallace ’22, Lovegren ’22, and O’Malley ’25).

3.60* | NR

CHAPTER REPORTS

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2 | 3

THE BETA THETA PI

8 | 7

40/128 | 34

3 | 5

30/118 | 29

10 | 9

The Gamma Eta Chapter has made strides in improving the experience of its members. From member-led scholarship funds to alumni networking events and even the creation of an innovative academic assistance plan, we have created an affordable and helpful experience for our active members and alumni.

| Champaign, Ill. | Est. 1902 Collin Sexton ’23 csexton3@illinois.edu

ΣP

NR | NR

Each chapter’s individual performance is listed in its chapter report and matches this key’s color coding:

3.34

All-Chapter GPA Campus AMA: 3.20

4

Leadership Program Graduates 3-Year Avg: 12

28/71

New Men Pledged/ Chapter Size 3-Year Avg: 24

7

Advisory Team Members 3-Year Avg: 6

NR = Campus or chapter did not report as of 5/5/22 NA = Chapter re/established within last three years * = Chapter only reported GPA for one term

4 | 14

30/77 | 24

6 | 5

We as a chapter have accomplished many goals this semester, importantly including forming strong relationships with other Greek organizations. We have done this through philanthropy events to help others while also building a sense of community within our campus.

7 | NA

| Bloomington, Ind. | Est. 1845 Robert Tal ’24 robtal@iu.edu

Π

3.50* | 3.18

7 | 12

58/177 | 47

5 | 3

The Pi Chapter at Indiana University raised an all-time high of over $15,000 for our philanthropy of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Additionally, over 10 brothers shaved their heads in support of cancer awareness. This is the most amount of money raised in the last five years from Pi Chapter.

Iowa

| High Point, N.C. | Est. 2017 Nicolas Martin ’23 nmartin@highpoint.edu 3.16* | 3.02

16/16 | NA

Indiana

ΑΒ | Iowa City, Iowa | Est. 1866 Mitch Clements ’23 mitchell-clements@uiowa.edu

performanceaverage

1 | NA

The Sigma Rho Chapter is excited to be back on the University of Illinois campus with 12 initiated brothers and a three-man new member class! The new house on campus is making great progress and is on track to be completed by spring 2023.

High Point

2021-22 All-Beta Chapter

5 | 4

Illinois

| Atlanta, Ga. | Est. 1917 Brandon Sherrard ’23 brandon.sherrard@gtbeta.org 6 | 16

25/61 | 22

For the second year in a row, the chapter initiated 100% of new members that accepted a bid to the house in the fall. The chapter built a food bank on campus that now serves any student in need at the University of Idaho.

ΓΗ

3.66 | 3.52

Our semester started off with recruiting six new members into our chapter. After six weeks of education, we were able to initiate them on April 9. We went to Lake Anna for our first overnight brotherhood retreat and hosted an alumni event at the end of the semester.

5 | 13

Georgia Tech

| Fairfax, Va. | Est. 1989 Bryson Long ’23 blong22@gmu.edu 21/48 | 17

0 | 11

This spring semester, the University of Georgia’s Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi hosted its first annual “BBQ with Beta,” which raised $11,024 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Betas at UGA are excited for their future raising money for such an important philanthropy!

EM

4 | 13

3.11* | NR

| Athens, Ga. | Est. 1987 Hunter Rutledge ’23 hunter.rutledge20@gmail.com

George Mason

3.42* | 3.24

6 | 8

ΕΕ

3.40* | 3.34

After suffering a huge decline in undergraduate men rushing fraternities on our campus, the Zeta Lambda Chapter made a strong push in recruitment this year. We focused on students who showed strong character and leadership traits. Now we are proud to announce our largest new member class in four years!

50/104 | 30

Georgia

| Greenville, S.C. | Est. 1998 Jonathan Lopez ’23 jonathan.lopez@furman.edu 10/18 | 7

3 | 10

This semester has been very positive for the Zeta Nu Chapter. We were able to bring in 18 new members through informal recruitment, which was the highest amount ever brought in. We hosted a successful philanthropy event in mid-April to benefit NAMI that brought together the GW community.

ΖΛ

3 | 9

ΓΓ | Moscow, Idaho | Est. 1914 Peyton Rossi ’23 rossi.peyton8@gmail.com

ΖΝ

Furman

3.31* | 3.19

Idaho

| Washington, D.C. | Est. 1997 MacAlister Steckler ’23 macsteckler24@gmail.com

ΔΛ

2.92 | 3.04

1 | 11

28/69 | 27

8 | 6

We have made great strides in improving our chapter structure and overall GPA. We are also greatly improving our chapter operations and our relationships with Alpha Beta alumni. We successfully hosted two philanthropies and four community service events this spring.

The all-chapter GPA represents 45% of chapters who reported grades for all terms as of 5/5/22. Leadership program graduate counts are lower due to canceled programs because of the pandemic.

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betastars | george washington university Cultivating International Intellect | As part of a Hillel International program known as Building Bridges, George Washington Brothers Patrick Burland ’22, and Dov Factor ’25, traveled to Israel and Palestine during spring break. They heard from government officials on both sides, as well as Jewish settlers and Druze to understand how the ongoing conflict impacts those in the local communities. Iowa State

Johns Hopkins

| Ames, Iowa | Est. 1905 Brandon Kamstra ’24 bkamstra@iastate.edu

7 | 16

25/85 | 30

8 | 8

Tau Sigma has put a lot of work into promoting members’ mental health and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Two committees were formed to create solutions and facilitate discussion on those topics. We also held two philanthropies: a joint one with PKPSI and Beta Bowties, both benefiting Special Olympics Iowa.

3.85* | 3.79

7 | 7

This past year, the newly chartered Theta Gamma Chapter gained 35 new members, established our alumni network and raised over $10,000 for our local philanthropy. Theta Gamma’s mantra is that “Everything Matters” as we continue to grow, establish ourselves on campus and continue to strive to be the best.

3.51 | NR

10 | 7

We had a successful philanthropy fundraiser in April for our partnered organization, The Power of Will. The chapter participated in John Carroll University’s annual Greek Week, with victories in intramural sports and swimming games, and second place for lip sync.

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25/96 | 25

10 | 8

Our chapter won two awards at the annual Rock Chalk Revue philanthropic variety show this year. While partnering with Kappa Alpha Theta in our show titled “Set in Stone,” we were awarded Best Original Song and Best Male Ensemblist, earned by junior Jackson Blizzard.

| Lexington, Ky. | Est. 1990 Mason Hewlett ’24 mphe235@uky.edu

3.45 | 3.08

28/66 | 24

7 | 6

Here at Gamma Epsilon we have had a very exciting semester, ending with a 3.41 GPA and having held a very successful philanthropy week where we raised over $2,000 for Habitat for Humanity. We are excited to be receiving our first expansion in over three decades this coming fall.

3 | 13

47/148 | 49

3 | 5

Our chapter partnered with Chi Omega to host the largest philanthropy on campus, Greek Sing, raising $178,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In early April, we held our first Moms Weekend in more than five years. We also incorporated a house system to increase brotherhood and participation, and Andrew Laws ’23, was elected student body president.

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Kenyon

| Manhattan, Kan. | Est. 1914 Quinn Stambaugh ’24 quinnstambaugh@gmail.com 5 | 13

6 | NA

EO

ΒΑ | Gambier, Ohio | Est. 1879 Andrew Schnarre ’23 schnarre1@kenyon.edu

ΓΕ

3.51* | 3.13

20/16 | NA

Kentucky

Kansas State

| University Heights, Ohio | Est. 2010 Christopher Fovozzo ’23 cfovozzo23@jcu.edu 13/31 | 12

2 | 10

5 | NA

This term, the founding fathers initiated our Alpha Class with the help of other Beta chapters in the area. We successfully hosted our first philanthropy week benefiting an important organization in our community, KSU Cares. Furthermore, we have built a strong brotherhood hosting many events, with more to come.

| Lawrence, Kan. | Est. 1873 Jack Anderson ’23 jackfa312@gmail.com

ΗΕ

6 | 11

2.97 | 2.79

ΑΝ

John Carroll

3.27 | 3.06

5 | 5

SPRING 2022 | BETA.ORG

38/107 | 42

28/56 | 12

Kansas

ΘΓ | Harrisonburg, Va. | Est. 2022 Jacob Brickner ’24 bricknjm@dukes.jmu.edu

3 | 12

3 | 8

What an incredible semester for the Alpha Chi Chapter! We raised money to support B-360 Baltimore and Cornerstone Community Housing, completed over 200 service hours during our yearly community service retreat with Scouts of America, and worked with Friends of Wyman Park Dell to improve the city’s public spaces.

James Madison

3.09 | 2.89

New Chapter | Kennesaw, Ga. Christian Downer ’23 psachris0530@gmail.com

ΑΧ

CHAPTER REPORTS

3.12 | 3.05

Kennesaw State

| Baltimore, Md. | Est. 1877 Gabriel Insler ’24 gabe@insler.us

ΤΣ

NR | NR

5 | 10

10/46 | 15

1 | 3

The Beta Alpha Chapter at Kenyon College has engaged in successful campus-wide contributions such as our annual Super Bowl watch party in February. Also, our philanthropy event, “Beta Theta Pie in the Face,” brought in the most donations for charity out of all other organizations at the philanthropy fair.

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Kettering A

Louisville

| Flint, Mich. | Est. 1964 Denver Campbell ’22 camp7995@kettering.edu

3.24* | 3.25

6 | 13

1/9 | 4

9 | 9

The Kettering A chapter sold pies for Pi Day in March to raise money for the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms. Also, in the winter term we hosted our annual semi-formal, which this year was space themed.

3.11 | 2.69

CHAPTER REPORTS

12 | 10

This term, we performed our Initiation Ceremony in the Hall of Chapters for the first time in over two years. We are happy to have seven new brothers that are excited, enthusiastic and ready to get involved with Beta. We look forward to seeing the changes they implement within our chapter!

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3.43 | 3.28

THE BETA THETA PI

6 | 8

We will be hosting our first alumni event since our college restrictions have been lifted. We are allowed to show alumni our chapter house which was renovated in 2019. This could be the first time our alumni will see the new renovations to the house.

3.50 | 3.30

6 | 5

One highlight from this past term was helping Lawrence’s Black Student Union host events surrounding their annual Black Excellence Ball in February. Along with two other campus fraternities, we also organized a philanthropy event to raise money for the building of a school in the Sierra Leone.

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1 | 11

21/71 | 29

3 | 4

Our chapter once again led all IFC chapters in GPA for the previous term. We also had a successful philanthropy month and were able to raise over $800 for sexual assault and misconduct awareness. Our chapter has also been able to execute several brotherhood events.

| College Park, Md. | Est. 1982 Jack Wyman ’23 jackwyman33@gmail.com

NR | NR

7/21 | 10

5 | 6

After being the only unhoused chapter on campus, we have finally gotten the conversation started and will hopefully be moving into one closer to the start of the fall semester. On top of this, we hosted a philanthropy event with Sigma Alpha and raised over $1,000 for an animal shelter.

75/73 | 8

9 | 7

Miami

A | Oxford, Ohio | Est. 1839 Ethan Kraus ’23 kraused3@miamioh.edu

3.46 | 3.09

7 | 18

38/115 | 34

7 | 10

This semester, the Alpha Chapter took in a new member class of 28 students. We’ve extensive community involvement, helping low-income families through SELF. For April’s Alumni Weekend, we welcomed Alpha Betas from all over the country. We were also recognized with Miami’s Chapter Excellence Award for the third straight year.

Miami (Fla.)

New Chapter | Baton Rouge, La. Ian Thompson ’22 ithomp7@lsu.edu 5 | 8

4 | 6

The chapter’s highlights this year include successfully getting a new member class of more than 50 guys and saving our house, all while forming a robust brotherhood along the way. Everyone stayed motivated and driven to make this chapter successful, and the work is finally starting to pay off.

LSU

2.78* | 3.06

10 | 8

ΔΩ

| Los Angeles, Calif. | Est. 2007 Nelson Davis ’23 nelson6400@gmail.com

| Appleton, Wis. | Est. 1936 Liam Traynor ’23 liam.m.traynor@lawrence.edu 11/30 | 10

7 | 5

16/52 | 17

Maryland

ΗΑ

ΓΠ

4 | 11

10/36 | 18

2 | 11

The Beta Eta Chapter has had one of its most successful years and continues to prosper onward. With the continuation of our annual philanthropy event on April 8, we raised over $5,000 for Rape Response Services. Our chapter has also collected a total of over 600 philanthropy hours this year.

Loyola Marymount

Lawrence

3.38* | 3.33

5 | 13

We welcomed multiple new members in spring 2022 and maintained our status as one of the top GPA chapters on campus. Outside the classroom, we fought valiantly in many intramurals and hosted our first semi-formal in over two years, in addition to our spring philanthropy event!

| Galesburg, Ill. | Est. 1855 Jacob Lesus ’24 jacoblesus@gmail.com 11/26 | 8

3.27* | 3.29

| Chicago, Ill. | Est. 2020 Salvatore Carcagno ’24 salcarcagno@gmail.com

Ξ

4 | 9

10 | 8

ΗΩ

Knox

3.08* | 3.13

24/73 | 31

BH

Loyola Chicago

| Flint, Mich. | Est. 1964 Terry L Mcdonald ’23 mcdo6529@kettering.edu 7/32 | 8

5 | 15

This semester, we welcomed 18 newly initiated brothers and four members into our chapter fold. We are also currently ranked fourth on campus in terms of intramural points and had two successful philanthropy campaigns this semester with our signature Cards Against Sexual Assault.

ΔΗ

6 | 16

| Orono, Maine | Est. 1879 Jacob Del Signore ’24 jacob.del@maine.edu

ΔΠ

Kettering B

3.63 | 3.34

Maine

| Louisville, Ky. | Est. 1971 Jakob Sherrard ’23 jssher04@louisville.edu

ΔΗ

| Miami, Fla. | Est. 2009 Corey Pisapia ’24 cjp12485@miami.edu

HB

NR | NR

1 | 5

51/123 | 32

6 | 5

This term, we started getting our brotherhood back on track after the effects of COVID-19. We were finally able to hold brotherhood events and do rituals the correct way. These are things that the chapter has not experienced in almost two years, and it was great to bring things back.

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Taking Charge Becoming the second Beta in the last six years to hold the highest post on campus, Andrew Laws, Kentucky ’23, has been elected student body president. Alongside him, Brothers Taylor VanderToolen, Utah ’23, and Tanner McClain, Idaho ’24, also received the gavel on their respective campuses for the upcoming academic year.

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Michigan

Mississippi

| Ann Arbor, Mich. | Est. 1845 Justin Kahn ’23 justinka@umich.edu

NR | NR

7 | 12

10/44 | 18

6 | 6

CHAPTER REPORTS

40

35/88 | 32

6 | 8

During the spring semester of 2022, the Gamma Psi Chapter at Michigan State University was able to pursue and accomplish many achievements and goals. Our main focus included recruitment, brotherhood and ritual. We are very excited to move into our first-ever permanent home this August, 330 Harrison Road!

3.42* | 3.13

THE BETA THETA PI

9 | 8

4 | 17

39/138 | 38

6 | 7

| Chapel Hill, N.C. | Est. 1852 Kaelan Amin ’23 kaelan215@gmail.com

H

3.54* | NR

4 | 8

7 | 5

Our chapter got involved in the community this term with a series of volunteer efforts and social events, including food and clothing drives, volunteering at the Boston Marathon and an MIT-wide crepe event. We were also recognized as Chapter of the Year. Finally, we are proud to have had the charter reinstated during our Installation Ceremony on April 30.

ΓΚ | Grand Forks, N.D. | Est. 1922 Ethan McGregor ’23 mcgregorethan716@gmail.com

NR | NR

3 | 13

Each chapter’s individual performance is listed in its chapter report and matches this key’s color coding:

3.34

All-Chapter GPA Campus AMA: 3.20

4

Leadership Program Graduates 3-Year Avg: 12

28/71

New Men Pledged/ Chapter Size 3-Year Avg: 24

7

Advisory Team Members 3-Year Avg: 6

NR = Campus or chapter did not report as of 5/5/22 NA = Chapter re/established within last three years * = Chapter only reported GPA for one term

4 | 13

34/108 | 32

13 | 10

We hosted our annual Backpack in Black Greek concert philanthropy and raised $14,700 ($3,600 individually) for Bryan Health Center. We also hosted Burger Bash at our chapter house and raised $1,000 for Lighthouse after-school program, and held our Riverboat formal in Omaha, taking two boats down the Missouri River.

6 | 7

Northeastern

| Lincoln, Neb. | Est. 1888 Kyle Auman ’24 kyleauman01@gmail.com

3.40 | 3.14

13/40 | 17

Our chapter still has a lot planned for this semester. On April 13, we are having our Parents’ Formal. Then, on April 29 we are having our largest philanthropy in years, Betapalooza. It is a music concert featuring three local bands, The Dank, Runaway Ricochet, and Silver Warehouse.

| Boston, Mass. | Est. 2013 Tony Calderone ’23 tcalderone2@gmail.com

AT

performanceaverage

3 | 5

North Dakota

Nebraska

2021-22 All-Beta Chapter

26/74 | 18

Our chapter had a very successful fall recruitment period, adding 26 new members to the chapter. Most recently, we were able to celebrate the success of UNC’s basketball team. We are looking forward to hosting our biggest annual philanthropy event in the coming weeks.

| Boston, Mass. | Est. 1913 Ivan Marshall ’23 imars23@mit.edu 18/48 | 12

10 | 9

North Carolina

BY

5 | 16

26/65 | 21

At the New Jersey chapter, we have made strides to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We completed a successful week of philanthropy events for Make-A-Wish. Furthermore, we held several local events where alumni and active brothers could meet for the first time to connect since 2020.

MIT

3.66 | NR

The Beta Pi Chapter has been influential in philanthropic efforts toward the Aurora Center for Sexual Violence on campus by raising $6,000 in the past year. The chapter has been steadfast in brotherhood by holding semesterly bonding weekends and has supported the wider community by participating in campus-wide Greek events.

4 | 6

Our chapter paired up with Alpha Tau Omega in a philanthropy hockey game. By selling tickets, we raised over $10,000 for the BeStrong29 Foundation that supports young athletes with severe spinal cord injuries. We are extremely proud of our members for rallying together to support a great cause.

| Minneapolis, Minn. | Est. 1889 Wesley Lideen ’23 lidee004@umn.edu 19/50 | 20

3.38 | 3.17

| Columbia, Mo. | Est. 1890 Alex Venturella ’24 alex.venturella@missouribeta.com

ΒΠ

4 | 15

8 | 6

Minnesota

3.60 | 3.36

84/184 | 61

Missouri

| East Lansing, Mich. | Est. 1950 Samuel Parliament ’23 parliam3@msu.edu

ΓΨ

6 | 11

5 | 14

The Beta Beta Chapter has had a very successful spring semester. The chapter took our annual trip to New Orleans for a weekend, hosted artists MadeinTYO and Swae Lee, and raised $85,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We were presented six awards by the university including the Chancellor’s Cup for being the Fraternity of the Year.

Michigan State

3.40* | 3.32

ΗΨ | Ewing, N.J. | Est. 2021 Janaka Seneviratne ’23 senevij1@tcnj.edu

BB

3.01* | NR

The brothers enjoyed Super Bowl and March Madness watch parties, brotherhood dinner outings, games of snow football, a trivia night for charity and our formal on a luxury boat in Chicago! Jasper Scheiber ’22, was named the chapter’s fourth consecutive IFC Man of the Year and Nathan Satterfield ’23, became our second straight IFC President of the Year.

New Jersey

| University, Miss. | Est. 1879 Will Bounds ’23 wbounds2@gmail.com

Λ

ΗΖ

3.60* | 3.46

5 | 13

28/82 | 22

7 | 7

With a new member class of 15, the Eta Zeta Chapter tied its record for the largest spring class ever with the induction of Omega class. Brothers enjoyed our annual Beta Cook-Off where families competed to determine the best cooks in the chapter. We were proudly recognized as Chapter of the Year for our risk management and member development.

The all-chapter GPA represents 45% of chapters who reported grades for all terms as of 5/5/22. Leadership program graduate counts are lower due to canceled programs because of the pandemic.

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betastars | university of michigan Serving Abroad | To fulfill his duty as a South Korean citizen, Danny Kim, Michigan ’25, returned to his home country to serve his required service in the military. It will be a little more than a year until he returns to Ann Arbor to reunite with his Beta brothers.

Ohio

Oklahoma State

| Athens, Ohio | Est. 1841 Tripp Willis ’23 tw523818@ohio.edu 2 | 6

33/89 | 33

8 | 7

Beta Theta Pi at Ohio University made voluminous achievements this year. We started out by initiating 29 new members. We were also awarded outstanding member development and outstanding health and safety from Ohio University. We held many philanthropic events such as The Wounded Warrior Project and much more.

3.62 | 3.11

5 | 5

We recently initiated our largest pledge class (32) since we returned to campus which has also led to our largest active chapter size. We raised over $3,500 for our philanthropy this term, and recently had an amazing active/ alumni roundup with guest speaker, Coach Ryan Day.

3.21 | 3.17

15 | 11

Recently, we held a book drive to benefit Read OKC on the Go! We have planned other philanthropy events to benefit local charities in Norman throughout the semester. We are currently participating in the fraternity intramural basketball league and are joining the softball league later in the semester.

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27/59 | NA

11 | 8

15/34 | 14

5 | 3

We were able to experiment with having an open bidding process this semester, which is something that we have never done before. Because of this, we were able to recruit more members than what would have normally been possible for us to achieve.

7 | 5

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HN | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Est. 2016 Seth Kornbau ’22 sek162@pitt.edu

3.48 | 3.24

7 | 11

14/45 | 20

6 | 6

Our chapter continued our streak of earning highest IFC cumulative GPA this year. We also hosted several successful philanthropy events benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, including our annual Beta Mystery event and a Field Day event with Alpha Delta Pi, and won campus chapter awards for civic engagement and academics.

Puget Sound

| Stockton, Calif. | Est. 2015 Shervin Morattab ’22 s_morattab@u.pacific.edu 6 | 9

25/59 | 13

Pittsburgh

ΔΕ | Tacoma, Wash. | Est. 1962 Gabriel Medallada ’22 gmedallada18@seaburyhall.org

HK

3.25* | NR

2 | 9

Our chapter’s biggest highlight was our recruitment class of 21 new members. Furthermore, the Phi Chapter strengthened the bonds of our brotherhood through numerous alumni events and chapter development. We look forward to continuing the progress we made in the fall of 2022.

Pacific

| Norman, Okla. | Est. 1907 Ethan Foley ’24 Evfoley@ou.edu 65/217 | 61

3 | NA

We ranked first in GPA among the 16 fraternities on campus during the winter quarter. The brotherhood strengthens bonds and makes a difference through service in our community. We’re stoked to continue our efforts and growth this spring and look forward to seeing everyone at Convention in Atlanta!

ΓΦ

2 | 12

3.77* | 3.56

BP | Eugene, Ore. | Est. 1909 Jairo Becerra ’19 jairob@uoregon.edu

Oklahoma

3.42 | NR

10 | 9

SPRING 2022 | BETA.ORG

| Columbus, Ohio | Est. 1885 Nathaniel Daugherty ’24 daugherty.430@osu.edu 53/146 | 46

59/170 | 54

Oregon

ΘΔ

5 | 11

4 | 13

After winning all individual and team awards in Freshman Follies, followed by the same sweeps in Varsity Revue and Spring Sing, not to mention additional championships in intramural softball, basketball and even ultimate frisbee, it’s safe to say the Gamma Lambdas are on a winning streak and looking forward to fall.

Ohio State

3.38* | NR

Φ | Philadelphia, Pa. | Est. 1880 Preston Brailer ’23 preston@brailer-rhoa.com

ΓΛ

CHAPTER REPORTS

3.15* | 3.12

Pennsylvania

| Stillwater, Okla. | Est. 1923 David Buskirk ’24 david.c.buskirk@gmail.com

BK

3.36 | 3.04

6 | 8

10/20 | 10

10 | 4

The Delta Epsilon Chapter was in a difficult place in early November. Now almost half a year later, brothers are back on track and working toward building a stronger chapter through close brotherhood and self-motivation. We look forward to seeing their continued success.

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For One of Their Own Ole Miss brothers set a record for dollars raised at their philanthropy gala a year ago. At their third annual Parent-Alumni Gala this year, they set the bar even higher, and by night’s end, the chapter raised $80,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Of particular note? The men of Beta Beta did it for one of their own, Brother Frankie Tamborino ’23, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at two weeks old. Photo: Jackson Ridgeway

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Purdue

Sacred Heart

| West Lafayette, Ind. | Est. 1903 Eli Everson ’24 edeverso@purdue.edu 3.34 | 3.15

5 | 12

35/121 | 37

10 | 6

The highlight of the Beta Mu Chapter’s year was raising over $45,000 for cancer research through the Buzz-a-Beta philanthropy, which was matched by the Purdue Center for Cancer Research for a total of $90,000, and 60 brothers shaving their heads for the cause. As a result, we received Chapter of the Year and Philanthropy of the Year.

NR | NR

This semester, the Eta Sigma Chapter raised over $4,500 for the St. Baldrick’s charity and grew in its relationship with the Hamden community. This year, the Eta Sigma Chapter also won seven awards during the Quinnipiac interfraternity council award ceremony.

NR | NR

After almost two years, the Beta brothers from the Rochester chapter were able to co-sponsor a charity soccer tournament at the University of Rochester hosted by the Alpha Phi sorority. Brothers at the Eta Chi Chapter are always on the top of all college activities and are proud Betas.

NR | NR

1/9 | 4

4 | 5

Eta Phi was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and limited operations. The chapter members, volunteers and Administrative Office staff are actively coordinating recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the chapter’s long-term success. Alumni interested in getting involved should contact Director of Chapter Development Jacob Tidwell at jacob.tidwell@beta.org.

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3.37 | 3.02

3 | 14

24/80 | 29

10 | 7

Through weekly tutoring and an impactful letter drive at Perkins Elementary, a successful Parents’ and Alumni Weekend, and continual 365 recruiting, we at Zeta Omega are continuing to show our San Diego and university communities what it means to be men of principle.

3.13 | 3.14

5 | 6

This spring semester has been a healthy one for our chapter. The recruitment process yielded five new members, all eager to initiate. On top of recruitment, our programming efforts have been rewarded by socials with all PHC chapters. We have participated in two philanthropies and have ours in the fall.

43

1 | 15

25/59 | 28

10 | 8

Moving back to a more normal school year, we have found significant success both on campus and with our alumni relations. Our chapter received top fraternity on campus, and through the overwhelming support of our alumni we will have major updates to both the exterior and interior of the house.

South Florida

| San Jose, Calif. | Est. 1995 Marco Del Real ’24 marcodelreal2@gmail.com 21/38 | 15

4 | 4

ΓΑ | Vermillion, S.D. | Est. 1912 Trenton Hoekstra ’23 trenton.hoekstra@coyotes.usd.edu

ZΒ | Tampa, Fla. | Est. 1994 Alek Hernandez ’23 alekzayasher@usf.edu

ΖΗ

4 | 9

42/145 | 40

South Dakota

San Jose State

NR | NR

4 | 9

The Upsilon Chapter has enjoyed its annual basketball tournament and had several brothers shave their heads to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research. We also had a fantastic weekend in Daytona for our formal and were classified as a chapter who “exceeded expectations” by our IFC.

| San Diego, Calif. | Est. 2007 Landon Hill ’23 landonhill@sandiego.edu

| Kansas City, Mo. | Est. 2021

0 | 13

Y | Columbia, S.C. | Est. 1858 Mark Smith ’24 mesjr2000@gmail.com

ΖΩ

3.50 | 3.22

5 | 5

South Carolina

San Diego

Rockhurst ΗΦ

4 | 3

50/152 | 42

SPRING 2022 | BETA.ORG

7 | 7

47/120 | 35

The Zeta Tau Chapter had a tremendous spring semester as we welcomed 15 new members into our chapter of now 120, had a successful annual Walk a Mile to benefit Women’s Safe House in St. Louis and ended the semester with an awesome trip to downtown Chicago for spring formal.

| Rochester, N.Y. | Est. 2020 Miraz Sadi ’24 msadi@u.rochester.edu 20/31 | 12

5 | 10

5 | 16

Gamma Omega has reached its largest chapter size since its founding. We also took home this year’s football and basketball intramural championships. We hosted a very successful Parents’ Weekend in April and hope to continue to have more events for our parents.

| St. Louis, Mo. | Est. 2003 Alex Iorfida ’23 alex.iorfida@slu.edu

ΗΧ

1 | 13

NR | NR

ZT

Rochester

3.38* | 3.08

11 | 9

CHAPTER REPORTS

5 | 4

24/83 | 29

ΓΩ

Saint Louis

| Wallingford, Conn. | Est. 2018 Andrew Lemire ’22 Andrew.Lemire@quinnipiac.edu 16/40 | 16

4 | 12

Our chapter had quite an eventful semester. We recruited a strong group of new members this spring, were crowned Greek Week champions, created a volleyball tournament as a new philanthropy event and had a very successful Chapter Installation Ceremony on April 2. On top of that, we claimed our fourth-straight Fraternity of the Year Award.

4 | 15

| Dallas, Texas | Est. 1951 Brandon Lindvall ’23 blindvall@smu.edu

ΘB

Quinnipiac

3.52* | 3.23

SMU

| Fairfield, Conn. | Est. 2022 Bryce Durney ’22 bwdurney@gmail.com

BM

NR | NR

1 | NA

22/46 | NA

7 | 7

Our chapter had an overall GPA above 3.5. We won two philanthropies and raised over $2,000 for our closest sorority, Chi Omega, to build relations and support Make-A-Wish. We also raised over $500 for Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy to benefit breast cancer education and awareness.

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Southern California

TCU

| Los Angeles, Calif. | Est. 1947 John Athan Zarate ’23 Jazarate@usc.edu NR | NR

4 | NA

32/26 | NA

4 | NA

Despite the pause in activities for IFC members at USC in late fall 2021 through spring 2022, the Gamma Tau Chapter successfully recruited, inducted and initiated 26 founding fathers. Most recently, the chapter helped to organize the 41st Swim With Mike charity event, raising $1.5 million for physically challenged student athletes.

3.60 | 3.27

CHAPTER REPORTS

5 | 6

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10 | 6

8 | 5

34/103 | 34

7 | 7

We hosted a wonderful Casino Night in benefit of CCMK! Our chapter would like to give a huge thank you to all the families, alumni and Friends of Beta who could attend. Thanks to your support we were able to impact the community in a meaningful way.

| Lubbock, Texas | Est. 1970 Hayden Frick ’23 hayden.a.frick@gmail.com

2.89 | 2.92

Each chapter’s individual performance is listed in its chapter report and matches this key’s color coding:

3.34

All-Chapter GPA Campus AMA: 3.20

4

Leadership Program Graduates 3-Year Avg: 12

28/71

New Men Pledged/ Chapter Size 3-Year Avg: 24

7

Advisory Team Members 3-Year Avg: 6

NR = Campus or chapter did not report as of 5/5/22 NA = Chapter re/established within last three years * = Chapter only reported GPA for one term

2 | 13

47/145 | 44

11 | 7

The Epsilon Eta Chapter at Texas A&M has had a great spring semester. April was a great month for us, as we hosted our annual philanthropy event, the Aggie Cowboy Cookoff, which benefits Disabled Outdoorsman, a group that creates an inclusive hunting program for people with disabilities.

7 | 7

| Toronto, Ont. | Est. 1906 Michael Baric ’24 michaelbaric01@gmail.com ΘZ

NR | NR

5 | 6

12/18 | 8

8 | 7

Our fall new member class was spectacular and fit right into the active chapter, taking leadership positions from the start. We had an amazing ski trip during February break, which was a great opportunity for the brothers to deepen their bonds with each other!

Truman State

| College Station, Texas | Est. 1987 Gentry Dikin ’23 Gentry@dikin.com

3.34* | 3.12

42/156 | 55

Toronto

| Kirksville, Mo. | Est. 1997 Conrad Tibesar ’23 cbt3472@truman.edu

EH

performanceaverage

4 | 14

This semester, the Delta Mu Chapter made significant progress in reestablishing its values as men of principle. Improved commitments to classroom performance and chapter involvement are setting the chapter up to succeed in the future. Thank you to everyone who has helped build our newly re-chartered (September 2021) chapter!

Texas A&M

2021-22 All-Beta Chapter

5 | 6

ΔM

| Austin, Texas | Est. 1866 Matthew Donohue ’23 matthew.donohue@utexas.edu 5 | 13

8/15 | 8

Texas Tech

BO

3.54 | 3.46

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have done a great deal of work renovating our chapter house with three completely redone rooms, current renovation projects on both our Brother’s and Baird rooms, and more. Additionally, we raised over three grand for charity in a singular 4-hour event this semester!

60/120 | 24

4 | 13

The chapter volunteered 63 hours in the month of April alone and we’ve maintained a strong brotherhood during what seems to be a round of suspensions of other chapters from our F&SL. Our level of volunteering is more than all of 2020 and 2021 combined.

Texas

| Hoboken, N.J. | Est. 1879 Eric Lyons ’23 elyons@stevens.edu 31/64 | 12

2 | 12

The Delta Kappa Chapter has excelled in recruitment this year, initiating 39 men in the fall semester and 16 in the spring. Our chapter is now up to 112 active brothers, which is the largest in Delta Kappa history. The chapter has also excelled in academics this year.

Σ

3 | 13

3.18 | NR

| Knoxville, Tenn. | Est. 1967 Nolan Phillips ’23 nphill20@vols.utk.edu

Stevens

NR | NR

5 | 8

ΔΚ

3.20 | 3.15

We hosted a successful philanthropy event in late March. The son of a Beta alumnus tragically passed away in a hockey game in January. We hosted a 3-on-3 hockey tournament in his memory. We raised $4,600 and donated it to the Black Bear Youth Hockey Foundation.

44/154 | 45

Tennessee

| Canton, N.Y. | Est. 1879 John Scotnicki ’23 jpscot19@stlawu.edu 29/83 | 28

6 | 13

We were awarded both Chapter of the Year and Excellence in Academics by our IFC this spring. We had a 3.61 chapter GPA, with our new member class achieving a 3.72 GPA. We raised $15,000 to send a TCU group to the Special Olympics Games in Orlando this June.

ΒZ

2 | 8

ΔP | Arlington, Texas | Est. 1971 Jordan Nash ’23 Jordan.nash2@mavs.uta.edu

HH

St. Lawrence

3.15* | 3.14

Texas at Arlington

| Fort Worth, Texas | Est. 2014 Bennett Dykstra ’24 Bennett.dykstra@tcu.edu

ΓΤ

3.35 | 3.17

3 | 15

17/52 | 16

5 | 5

This has been a busy semester for Zeta Xi here at Truman State! We began the semester with a solid recruitment, adding eight young men, and held a successful charity concert in April to support the I Think I Can Foundation in Kirksville. It was nice having a normal semester!

The all-chapter GPA represents 45% of chapters who reported grades for all terms as of 5/5/22. Leadership program graduate counts are lower due to canceled programs because of the pandemic.

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betastars | university of texas Exploring Beta Roots | The Beta Omicron Chapter at Texas grew by nine

members this spring, bringing the total chapter size to 99. As a group, the newly initiated class took the opportunity to further immerse themselves in Beta lore, pictured here at the grave site of Founder John Holt Duncan, Miami 1840, at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

UC Irvine ΔΣ

0 | 7

1/3 | 7

3.54 | 3.23

4 | 4

Delta Sigma has been under a state of current revitalization since spring 2020. Administrative Office staff and volunteers are working to ensure the chapter remains open and active at UCI. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Assistant Director of Fraternity Growth Patrick Osner at patrick.osner@beta.org.

10 | 8

Our chapter has dealt with the difficulties of a post-COVID world and come out even stronger – building a great new member class, running a successful philanthropy to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and hosting events for our brothers to meet their alumni.

3.48 | 3.49

2 | 4

We hosted a successful philanthropy event during the fall quarter showcasing the art of one of our members, as well as a couple other students. The money raised was donated to Inner City Arts in Los Angeles, which provides quality arts instruction for students from underserved communities.

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3.58* | 3.50

22/15 | NA

8 | NA

57/113 | 31

6 | 6

Our chapter did an amazing job at coming together to help make our culture something that we’re really proud to be a part of. From our success in philanthropy, recruitment process, alumni engagement and increased support for men’s mental health, we are honored to call this place our home.

5 | 5

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| Blacksburg, Va. | Est. 1877 Dalton Taylor ’23 daltont19@vt.edu

3.44 | 3.19

5 | 12

53/136 | 34

7 | 6

This term, we have continued our successes in the classroom and achieved the highest GPA out of all fraternities and were recognized for Excellence in Member Development. Outside of the classroom we continue to win multiple intramurals, including our seventh straight football championship.

Wabash

| Villanova, Pa. | Est. 1995 Drew Bakey ’23 abakey1@villanova.edu 5 | 9

23/84 | 23

Virginia Tech

T | Crawfordsville, Ind. | Est. 1846 Nicholas Drehs ’23 nsdrehs23@wabash.edu

ΖΕ

3.55 | NR

5 | 10

This term has been a very successful one for our chapter. We held our spring (and primary) recruitment at the beginning of the term and got 22 fine men to join our chapter. We are happy to report that all 22 are now initiated!

Villanova

| Los Angeles, Calif. | Est. 1926 Andrew Freitas ’23 afreitas284@gmail.com 42/84 | 27

1 | NA

The Beta Lambda Chapter was proud to initiate accomplished young men from our Alpha class this semester. Highlights from the semester include a weekly Beta Breakfast at the house on Thursday mornings, Friday barbecue cookouts and installing a net and lights on our basketball court for late-night games.

ΓΝ

4 | 10

8 | 8

BΛ | Nashville, Tenn. | Est. 1884 Ryan McLaughlin ’23 ryan.j.mclaughlin@vanderbilt.edu

UCLA

3.64* | 3.61

41/121 | 43

SPRING 2022 | BETA.ORG

30/47 | 26

O | Charlottesville, Va. | Est. 1855 Nick Glovsky ’23 nick.glovsky@gmail.com

Vanderbilt

ΖΓ | La Jolla, Calif. | Est. 1995 Clayton Allen ’23 c5allen@ucsd.edu

4 | 11

4 | 9

Our chapter received the Outstanding Membership Development and Outstanding Retention & Growth Awards, and our previous president received the Greek Man of the Year distinction from our university’s Greek office. We also renovated our chapter house with generous donations from an engaged and enthusiastic alumni association.

UC San Diego

3.49* | 3.39

Virginia

| Salt Lake City, Utah | Est. 1913 Henry Nibley ’24 henrynibley1@gmail.com ΓB

CHAPTER REPORTS

NR | NR

Utah

| Irvine, Calif. | Est. 1975

NR | NR

6 | 12

15/62 | 20

8 | 8

So far, our recruitment levels are increasing for next fall and we hope to achieve a class of 25 freshmen. Leadership is at an all-time high in the house. We had a successful philanthropy event with great participation from the brotherhood. We competed in the championship for basketball intramurals.

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Washington

Westminster

| Seattle, Wash. | Est. 1901 Sahil Randhawa ’24 sahilr1@uw.edu

NR | NR

5 | 13

31/110 | 31

8 | 7

This term, our executive team was able to convince nearly 50 individuals to participate in intramural sports. From basketball to flag football, bowling, baseball and soccer, our Betas have been competing all around! We had two teams competing for a championship title and nearly won.

3.02 | 2.93

CHAPTER REPORTS

5 | 5

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NR | NR

0 | 6

8/8 | 24

6 | 3

2.96 | 2.97

8 | 10

One highlight of our term was our annual Movie on the Lawn philanthropy. This year, we hosted it at our house with Gamma Phi Beta, which made for an impressive turnout. Our house’s athletic prowess was also showcased this term when our intramural soccer team took home the championship trophy.

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4 | 14

23/46 | 11

7 | 6

In 2021, the chapter saw the most members initiated into the chapter since 2016. This class of new brothers took up leadership positions almost immediately. One is working hard at restarting our philanthropic efforts and another is hard at work recruiting the next class of Betas.

3.06* | 3.06

5 | 4

Coming off a difficult 2020-21 academic year amidst the pandemic, the Zeta Upsilon Chapter has doubled in size since August. This semester, we conducted a March Madness philanthropy event to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and nearly 40% of our brothers made the Dean’s List.

6 | 6

ΑΓ | Springfield, Ohio | Est. 1867 Caleb Severance ’22 severancec@wittenberg.edu

3.38 | 2.90

5 | 10

10/18 | 8

6 | 6

The Alpha Gamma Chapter has had a challenging couple semesters, but we have been able to overcome and hold successful campus and brotherhood events to provide a safe, fun environment for all students. We also continue to have one of the highest GPAs among campus fraternities.

WPI

| Williamsburg, Va. | Est. 1876 Andrew Borse ’23 andrewborse@gmail.com 22/39 | 8

9/20 | 7

Wittenberg

| Worcester, Mass. | Est. 2019 Casey Frommer ’24 crfrommer@wpi.edu

ZY

4 | 6

4 | 14

It has been a little bit of an adjustment getting back to life post-pandemic. With that being said, it is very nice getting to see brothers again all the time and doing activities that we use to do, whether that be going to sporting events or having cookouts.

William & Mary

3.11 | 3.41

3 | 5

ZZ | Oshkosh, Wis. | Est. 1995 Sawyer Breselow ’23 breses07@uwosh.edu

| Wichita, Kan. | Est. 1959 Jason Baldwin ’23 jasonbaldwin5521@gmail.com

| Pullman, Wash. | Est. 1920 Ryan Bean ’23 ryan.bean@wsu.edu 32/83 | 26

6 | 5

48/166 | 47

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

ΔΓ

ΓΘ

3 | 14

13/30 | 13

3 | 12

The Alpha Pi Chapter is continuing to grow as we successfully initiated the largest spring class to date. Additionally, we have enjoyed numerous alumni events and hosted multiple philanthropy events to benefit a local foundation aimed at supporting children in the surrounding Madison area.

Wichita State

Washington State

3.04* | 2.98

1 | 8

The Gamma Zeta chapter house is undergoing a reconstruction project to refurbish the entire house. Thanks to generous donations from alumni, our first floor and foyer are finished, and the third floor is on track to completion. The upgraded living arrangements are sure to be a highlight during formal recruitment.

| St. Louis, Mo. | Est. 1869

Alpha Iota was severely impacted by the local abolish Greek Life movement. During the spring term, volunteers and Administrative Office staff ensured the chapter remains viable by educating and initiating nine new members. Alumni interested in getting involved should contact Director of Chapter Development Jacob Tidwell at jacob.tidwell@beta.org.

3.44* | NR

| Walla Walla, Wash. | Est. 1916 Ravishanker Narayan ’23 narayar2@whitman.edu

Washington in St. Louis AI

2 | 4

ΓΖ

NR | NR

Almost every single brother has been actively involved in varsity sports and various clubs and organizations while maintaining excellent grades. The chapter has placed an extra importance this term on building closer relationships between brothers and emphasizing the importance of brotherhood.

21/27 | 12

Whitman

| Washington, Pa. | Est. 1842 Caine Dusza ’23 cainedusza@gmail.com 8/33 | 11

1 | 10

Less than a month into our semester our house flooded, and we had to move into a hotel. After staying there for exactly one month we were finally able to move back. Now we are working hard to make the house look as good as we know it can.

Γ

2 | 8

| Madison, Wis. | Est. 1873 Charlie Wied ’24 cwied@wisc.edu

ΑΔ

Washington & Jefferson

NR | NR

Wisconsin

| Fulton, Mo. | Est. 1868 James Parsons ’23 jparsons.23@westminster-mo.edu

3.45* | NR

2 | 14

15/36 | 11

11 | 7

This spring semester has been wonderful at WPI. We were able to initiate two new member classes that added over 15 new brothers to our roll, and have been able to bring our brotherhood back together following reduced COVID-19 restrictions and our second year in our new house.

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Strength of a Brotherhood Eighty brothers at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut rallied together and finished off the year on a high note, taking the crown at Greek Week. It was one of the many highlights of the spring — next to being named Fraternity of the Year for the fourth year in a row and being installed on April 2 as the Theta Beta Chapter, of course.

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chapterineternal loving memory

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Forever Remembered Notices of Beta brothers and Sweethearts who passed within the last two years and were reported to the Administrative Office between January 25 and April 20 are included in this listing. Report a Beta’s Death Please contact the Beta receptionist at 800.800.BETA or officemanager@beta.org to report a death.

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Donate to the Archives Ask loved ones to donate your Beta badge and important Beta artifacts to the Fraternity’s Archives and Museum in Oxford. Memorial Gifts The Fraternity is often asked how to memorialize a dearly departed Beta. Memorial gifts can be made at beta.org/gift or with Director of Development Laura Lednik at 800.800.BETA. In lieu of flowers, consider naming the Beta Leadership Fund in your own obituary.

Flags indicate Betas who served in the United States or Canadian armed forces.

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Friends of Beta

Pauline Augustian, Dec. 11, 2020 Margaret L. Castendyck, Jan. 2, 2021 Gordon Cobb, Feb. 19 Ginny Mahan, April 16, 2021 Mary H. Meech, Jan. 21, 2020

Alabama

William S. Browder ’78, March 13 c Richard G. Majure Jr. ’83, Feb. 9 Richard A. Weems ’73, March 4 c

Amherst

John G. Kuniholm ’50, Jan. 24 c

Beloit

David K. Abt ’72, Dec. 3, 2021

Bowdoin

Robert S. Linnell ’53, Feb. 8 c

Brown

Rudolph H. King ’56, Feb. 8 Robert A. Kulason ’50, Sept. 14, 2021 James T. Scott ’51, March 28 c

Carnegie Mellon

Paul D. Carmichael ’55, Feb. 27 John A. McKelvey ’70, April 12

Case

Dean A. Couch ’50, Dec. 11, 2021 Robert C. Fuehr ’69, March 7, 2021

Centre

Thomas T. Hancock ’53, Feb. 20 c John S. Hannah ’50, Aug. 10, 2020 Stephen T. McMurtry ’60, March 28

Cincinnati

Paul V. Gosiger ’58, April 7 Dallas L. Pennington ’57, March 9 Daniel K. Winstead ’64, Aug. 10, 2021 c

Ginny Mahan Alpha Chi Omega April 16, 2021 Longtime General Convention veteran and beloved Beta Sweetheart of Fraternity Vice President Loyd Mahan, Whitman ’51, Ginny dedicated her life to breast cancer research and running the family’s funeral home in Walla Walla, Washington.

Clemson

Harry G. Moore Jr. ’70, Feb. 8 c

Colgate

J. E. Mitinger Jr. ’57, Jan. 22

Colorado College

Emory

Walton H. Owens Jr. ’55, March 23 c

Florida

Douglas W. Speed ’57, Feb. 8

David P. Hughes Jr. ’50, Oct. 14, 2021

Florida State

Cornell

Hanover

Dartmouth

Idaho

Denison

Indiana

Denver

Iowa State

Lawrence I. Heller ’69, March 20

Bruce H. Henry ’69, Dec. 31, 2021 Charles E. Baker Jr. ’59, March 20 Donald P. Kipp Jr. ’59, Dec. 15, 2020 Fred C. Lord Jr. ’60, Jan. 20, 2021 George M. Roudebush III ’49, March 4, 2021 c John T. Wilcox ’51, Sept. 30, 2021 c

DePauw

C. S. Herke ’51, March 2 c Robert I. Johnson ’56, Jan. 17 c Erik R. Lumbert ’00, Oct. 23, 2021

Dickinson

Robert S. Harlowe ’62, March 12 Peter J. Schweizer ’68, Sept. 10, 2021 c

Duke

Walter A. Reynolds III ’60, March 29, 2021 c

East Carolina

Tyler Brown ’19, March 11

Randy J. Kaven ’76, Aug. 26, 2021 Donald W. Baker DDS ’62, March 8

Robert L. Hansen ’60, April 8 Terry P. Ginthner ’74, May 25, 2021 Thomas S. Potts ’64, March 20 Thomas G. Rake ’75, March 29 David J. Schooley ’58, Feb. 18 William S. Zaring ’47, April 16, 2020

James A. Curtis ’50, March 1 Courtland W. Manns ’75, Feb. 28

Kansas

Dale E. Darnell MD ’55, Feb. 6 c Richard L. Dreher ’45, Sept. 7, 2021 c George E. Nettels Jr. ’50, March 5 Sidney C. Walker Jr. ’45, May 19, 2021 c Neal Woodruff Jr. ’46, Jan. 14, 2021

Kansas State

W. L. Atzenweiler ’58, Feb. 24 c Roland M. Gunn ’68, Feb. 10 Richard M. Hartwell ’49, Nov. 22, 2021 c LeRoy E. Pickard III ’64, Feb. 12 c

Kenyon

Ronald C. Weingrad ’67, March 10

John McKelvey Carnegie Mellon ’70 April 12, 2022 A career civil engineer who loved sports of all types, as well as the Pittsburgh Symphony, McKelvey was a loyal supporter of Beta Theta Pi. He served as house corporation president for his Gamma Iota Chapter from 1985-2005.

Harry Moore Clemson ’70 Feb. 8, 2022 A retired lt. colonel who spent 20 years as a marketing executive, Moore was a founding member of Sigma Kappa Epsilon local fraternity that was installed in 1970 as Beta’s Delta Nu Chapter. He served as house corporation secretary and president from 2013-2022.

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Oklahoma State

Laurence S. Chadwick ’53, Feb. 17 Karl F. Gengler ’50, Oct. 29, 2021 c Robert C. McAllister ’58, April 12, 2020 c Francis M. Small Jr. ’54, Feb. 8

Gene L. Estes ’59, Sept. 29, 2021 c

Lawrence

Penn State

Donald R. Neau ’64, April 24, 2020 Arthur H. Stromberg ’53, Feb. 2, 2020

Michael G. Miller ’64, Jan. 30 John T. Stafford ’67, April 6

Oregon

Washington

Danny L. Evans ’65, Jan. 29 Arthur M. Pederson ’57, Oct. 8, 2021 James R. Walker ’55, March 21 c

Washington and Lee

E. J. Dinkel III ’61, Feb. 6

Washington in St. Louis

Guy D. Perham ’50, Feb. 23 c

Maine

Pennsylvania

Weber State

Miami

Purdue

Wesleyan

Michigan

Rutgers

Lehigh

John C. Laban ’65, Jan. 25 c Robert L. Cottrell ’54, Jan. 31 c John L. Walther Jr. ’74, July 14, 2021 Wayne B. Peacock ’61, March 21

Mississippi

Kirby K. Bryant Jr. ’52, Sept. 20, 2020

Missouri

Nebraska

Richard K. Bell ’45, Feb. 10 James M. Burdic ’70, Jan. 24 Michael D. Welsh ’60, April 11 William F. Wiese ’50, Jan. 21 c

North Carolina

Arthur A. Neller Jr. ’59, April 2 c

North Dakota

Leonard E. Wogsland ’75, July 17, 2021

Ohio

Robert E. Evard ’72, Feb. 25 James H. Witter ’56, Feb. 23 Stanley E. Barton ’49, April 15, 2020 Victor Lomakin ’56, March 29 Frederick O. Pasternack ’49, Aug. 27, 2021 Samuel H. Reck III ’53, Aug. 1, 2020 Daniel Safford Jr. ’46, Oct. 24, 2020

Frank T. Becker ’70, April 15, 2021 c Henry H. Chinn Jr. ’53, April 3 George E. Davis ’53, July 27, 2020

Western Ontario

Mark S. Burt ’83, March 16

Western Reserve

SMU

Whitman

C. E. Lancaster ’60, April 3

South Dakota

Roger L. Evans ’54, Sept. 24, 2020 c

Wichita State

J. A. Swanson ’66, Dec. 10, 2021 Anton F. Wegner ’59, Aug. 6, 2021

Andrew Ingram ’18, March 13

St. Lawrence

Stuart H. Compton ’48, Jan. 12

Jan V. Knost ’56, Aug. 22, 2021 Andrew E. Nevin ’61, March 26 Richard Tuzzolo ’71, Feb. 2 William E. Vogel ’45, April 6, 2020 c

Texas

UC Berkeley

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West Virginia

John H. Haggard ’50, Feb. 21, 2021

Ohio Wesleyan

Paul A. Bering ’59, March 2 William E. McDaniel ’59, March 12 c Robert P. Osborne ’59, Jan. 12 John F. White ’67, March 12 c

Daniel W. Moger III ’03, March 13

James R. Flynn ’47, Feb. 25 Eugene J. Weigel Jr. ’55, March 22 c

Anselmo G. Longoria ’68, March 3

Oklahoma

Boyd A. Badali ’87, Feb. 15 c

Sewanee

Mitchell Gillam ’61, March 1 William V. Szalay ’47, March 13, 2021 Barry W. Haas ’59, Feb. 22 c James E. Hess ’49, Aug. 12, 2021 c

Washington State

Stephen B. Herrick ’60, Feb. 6 Earl S. Johnson ’62, Feb. 28 c Charles A. McPhee Jr. ’67, Dec. 1, 2021 Henry A. Musto ’62, Dec. 21, 2021 c William A. Simkins ’51, June 4, 2020

Wabash

David W. Givens ’56, Jan. 27 c

Willamette Wisconsin

David G. Hansen ’66, Feb. 13

Wittenberg

Timothy R. Smock ’73, Feb. 11

Yale

Courtney E. Peterson ’55, Dec. 26, 2021

Larry Chadwick Knox ’53 Feb. 17, 2022 A retired optometrist, Chadwick served for years as chapter counselor. A charter inductee into Xi Chapter’s Hall of Fame, a room in the chapter house was also named in his honor. Bob Cottrell Miami ’54 January 31, 2022 Beta’s 10th administrative secretary credited with the fundraising and building of the Fraternity’s grand Administrative Office. See pages 28-29 for an extended tribute. Guy Perham Washington State ’50 Feb. 23, 2022 Retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, Perham served in the Korean War and flew more than 200 missions in Vietnam. He served as General Fraternity President, 1999-2002.

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Peter F. Cortelyou ’69, Feb. 11 David B. Neptune ’66, April 7

John W. Crosby ’60, March 16 c

Bradley W. Ems ’82, March 18 Steven C. Harman Jr. ’63, Jan. 16 c

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Stephen J. Burt ’82, March 16

Charles A. Davenport ’57, Dec. 27, 2021 Richard L. DeWalt ’66, Aug. 25, 2021 c Harry H. Higgins III ’63, Feb. 27 Robert H. Schalm ’62, April 12 c Harold A. Thomson Jr. ’59, Jan. 21

Walt Owens, PhD Emory ’55 March 23, 2022 A retired political science professor, Owens helped found the Delta Nu Chapter at Clemson University. He also served as district chief for the Carolinas from 1975-79.

Dan Moger Wesleyan ’03 March 13, 2022 A respected Treasury Department official who joined the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes after graduation, Moger spoke five languages and was often thought of as “the smartest guy in the room.” He had recently moved to Hong Kong to become Citibank’s Asia Pacific sanctions director.

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BETA EPONYMS

50 THE BETA THETA PI Photos: The NASA Library / Alamy

beta eponyms worldwide tributes Warner Hall Named in Honor of U.S. Navy Secretary and Legendary Senator

Sen. Warner, a Republican, was long admired for his bipartisanship and independence.

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On March 3, 2022, the University of Virginia renamed its Naval ROTC building in honor of John W. Warner Jr., Washington and Lee ’49. Self-described as “a sailor who ended as a senator,” Warner never officially received his high school diploma – choosing instead at 17 to enlist in the Navy, which led to service in World War II and the Korean War. Followed by law school at UVA, which included initiation onto the Omicron Chapter Roll, Warner was appointed secretary of the Navy from 1972-74, and then elected to a distinguished five-term Senate career. Extended the Board of Trustees’ Oxford Cup invitation on the floor of the U.S. Senate by good friend and loyal Beta Brother Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Denison ’54, Warner chose to hold the April 15, 2008, celebratory dinner in the chambers of the Senate Armed Services Committee he presided over as chairman.

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JOIN US / 183RD GENERAL CONVENTION

AUGUST 4-7, 2022

THE WESTIN PEACHTREE PLAZA — ATLANTA, GEORGIA SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY lauded Nashville singer-songwriter Rivers Rutherford, Mississippi ’89, (above) whose award-winning work with country music giants like Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Dolly Parton will earn him the Fraternity’s 87th Oxford Cup. ATTENDEES WILL EXPERIENCE the College Football Hall of Fame and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Plus, after decades of volunteer service to the Fraternity and Foundation, Beta’s first Black initiate, Bill Lowry, Kenyon ’56, will accept the 29th Francis W. Shepardson Award.

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CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF

THE BE TA THE TA PI MAG A ZINE ”A L E R E F L A M M A M ”

On December 15, 1872, a spirited young Charles Duy Walker, VMI 1869, came good on a Beta aspiration that had been talked about since 1842. The oldest fraternity publication in continuous existence has come a long way since its humble beginnings. With celebratory planning underway to memorialize its historic, 150-year contribution, and guided by its Latin masthead, “Alere Flammam,” The Beta Theta Pi continues to “fan the flame” of a Great and Good Fraternity.

beta.org/magazine

Beta Theta Pi Foundation and Administrative Office | Brennan Hall | 5134 Bonham Road | Oxford, OH 45056 | 800.800.BETA

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