The Delta Chi Quarterly - Winter/Spring 2005

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Delta Chi

Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005

Tragedy in a Bottle

Tragedy in a Bottle O

n the evening of November 17, 2004, Steven Judd, New Mexico State ’06, prepared to go out with some friends, some of whom were Delta Chi brothers, to celebrate his turning 21 at midnight that night. Steven had been elected “A” of the Chapter just that month. He was, well, just read the letter from his father that is reprinted below.

Many traditions, rites, and rituals are an important aspect of fraternal life, but on November 18, 2004 the New Mexico State Chapter of Delta Chi had the misfortune of experiencing what can happen when common sense gives way to tradition, pride and ignorance. One of their traditions, which we have subsequently learned is fairly common, was to take out their brothers at 12 midnight on the eve of their 21st birthday and try to get them really drunk. On that fateful night they were very successful. My son, Steven David Judd, according to his brothers and the El Paso, Texas Coroner’s office, consumed over 15 mixed drinks in less than two hours. All these drinks were purchased by his Delta Chi brothers. When the bars closed at 2 AM they took him back to his room at the fraternity house and put him to bed. They even provided him with a “barf bucket” next to his bed and proceeded to watch him go unknowingly from a drunken state of euphoria to a stupor and eventually sleep. During this “sleeping it off” phase he eventually went into a coma and by morning had stopped breathing, all of this under the watchful eyes of his brothers who knew no better. Steven never woke up from his “big night on the town” and was pronounced dead on November 19 th, barely 24 hours after their celebration. Steven’s birthday, funeral, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year have now passed and we are still trying to pick up the pieces and make some sense of how this tragedy could have occurred and been prevented. Very few of you had the opportunity and pleasure to know Steven as an individual, but to those brothers who did, know how blessed you are. Steven David Judd was born November 18, 1983. Steven leaves behind his loving father Steve, mother Karen, sister Stephanie and too many friends and family to count. Steven was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. During his high school years he received a number of state and local awards in academics, science and computer programming and graduated with honors. Steven was a practitioner and teacher of Butokan Karate. Besides being enthralled with learning and computers, Steven loved traveling and camping. He had the fortune to be able to visit all 50 states in the US and many of the providences and states of Canada and Mexico. At the time of his death, Steven was a junior Crimson Scholar at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces majoring in computer science and recently had been invited to join Gamma Sigma Alpha (the National Greek Academic Honor Society). Steven had recently been elected president of the NMSU Delta Chi Chapter. Steven also worked at AICS in Las Cruces for the past three years as a computer programmer developing software which will be used in science and education to deliver talks and lectures to parts of the world lacking high speed Internet access. He, like many his age, had all kinds of dreams and aspirations to fulfill. Steven has left many family and friends who will be better off for knowing him and will be missed by all. We hope that people will remember Steven for all his accomplishments in his short life, in addition to the fact that his

Steven Judd, New Mexico State ’06

untimely death was the result of excess alcohol consumption on his 21st birthday. Life teaches us something if only we will listen. Regretfully, some people have to learn from their own mistakes. Even more regretfully, some mistakes are so tragic that both one’s life and potential are lost forever. We hope that all his brothers who read this will choose the former not the latter. We hope that the one positive thing that comes out of Steven’s untimely and unnecessary death will be that others will learn something about their own infallibility and will make the necessary changes in their lives. We do not want anyone else to put their friends and family through what our family and friends will have to endure the rest of our lives. We pray that Steven’s death will be a learning experience for others. Even GOOD kids can make stupid mistakes. This lesson has been the hardest for us to understand. Steven was an intelligent young man who knew better and somehow still made this tragic error in judgment. He had worked hard all week on his various computer and physics assignments in order to have a couple of hours of free time to celebrate his birthday after midnight. We had talked to him only a few hours before and told him to use his good judgment and to remember he had both school and work the next morning. What was going on or not going on in his alcohol induced mind we will never know. This tragedy might have been prevented had Steven or his brothers used good judgment and spent a few minutes learning about alcohol poisoning and its symptoms and preventions. His brothers, out of ignorance not malice, virtually did everything wrong according to the experts. He could be your son, daughter, brother, sister, or friend. Please take a few minutes and sit down with them and read this article together. We hope it will make a difference. It is the good that all who know him will remember forever, but if his real legacy is that others lived because he died, then maybe his loss will not be so wasted. We would like to challenge all of Steven’s Delta Chi brothers throughout the country to have at least one less drink each month this semester and to donate the money you would have spent on those drinks to the Steven David Judd Scholarship at New Mexico State University to help keep Steven’s memory alive. More importantly, when you pass on that last drink of the night, remember our son and your brother Steven Judd. Hopefully, no other Delta Chi chapters will have to endure the guilt and suffering that the NMSU chapter will have to endure forever. We are also challenging each of the Delta Chi chapters to take the lead on their own college campuses to educate their communities with regards to alcohol abuse and the tragic negative effects. With minimal effort you can find out all kinds of valuable information on the Internet and make a difference. Over 1400 college students are killed in alcohol related accidents each and every year. We are not trying to bring back the temperance movement, only moderation and common sense. Both of these often are ignored in “the moment.” – Steve Judd

Disclaimer: These are the thoughts and feelings of Steven’s father and they have been reprinted here at his request.

The Values of Delta Chi

As a former professional law fraternity, Delta Chi has always maintained as part of its core values, the respect for and observance of the law. When we went “General” in 1923, we broadened that out to “Justice for our fellow man.” Fundamentally, we believe in the betterment of mankind and, specifically, our members. Besides our policies aimed at curbing inappropriate behavior, we have developed a wide range of materials to show our members and our chapters what they can and should be doing. Besides the lessons taught in our Ritual and other ceremonies, in 1988 we adopted the Basic Expectations of a Delta Chi as a guide to assist our members in living up to their obligations not only as Delta Chis but as members of society at large.

Taken from Delta Chi’s Ten Basic Expectations of a Member: 3. 6. 8. 10.

I will protect the health and safety of all human beings. I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol. I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life. I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.

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A report released in 2002 by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism titled, “A Call To Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges,” revealed that drinking by college students age 18-24 contributed to an estimated 1,400 student deaths, 500,000 injuries, and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape each year. “The harm that college students do to themselves and others as a result of excessive drinking exceeds what many would have expected,” says lead author Ralph W. Hingson, SC.D., Professor of Social Behavioral Sciences and Associate Dean for Research at Boston University’s School of Public Health. “Our data clearly point to the need for better interventions against high-risk drinking in this population.” The NIAAA’s National Advisory Council convened a task force consisting of more than 36 college presidents, scientists and students to conduct a comprehensive review of research on college drinking and efforts to curb it. Its findings appear in the March 2005 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Among its discoveries is that most students drink moderately or even abstain, with the percent of non-drinkers rising from 15% to 19% between 1993 and 1999. But it also discovered that there has been a dramatic increase in the extreme forms of college drinking. There was evidence that something like 20% of college students consume 70% of all the alcohol consumed by college students. According to the Task Force research, “Drinking rates were highest among incoming freshmen, males, members of fraternities and sororities, and althletes.” The study then focused on prevention efforts to see what was and was not effective. The following were deemed to be effective: combining cognitivebehavior skills with norms clarification; brief motivational interventions, and altering students’ expectations about the effects of alcohol. Also found to be effective were enforcement of of minimum drinking age laws, restrictions on alcohol retail outlet density around campuses, and responsible beverage service policies. Promising steps listed included the reinstatement of Friday classes and exams, alcohol free living environments, “Safe Ride” programs, regulation of “happy hours,” and consistent enforcement for alcohol policy violations. The Task Force reported interventions that rely entirely on providing information about problems related to risks from drinking as “Ineffective.” The alcohol culture that pervades so many of our college campuses today is at the root of all too many tragedies. The assumption that excessive drinking is the “norm,” coupled with the sense of immortality and that nothing bad can happen to us when we are young, is a dangerous and, unfortunately, sometimes lethal mixture. Nationwide, Greeks represent about 8% of the student population and studies have shown that the majority of our members either drink responsibly or even abstain, but even good people can, on occasion, make bad choices. Those who do drink irresponsibly on a more regular basis are truly causing us great difficulty, not only in the reputation for drinking but in terms of the dysfunctional behavior that their drinking is causing. Vandalism, destruction of chapter property and the pain and suffering visited on the rest of the brotherhood and sisterhood are just some of the consequences of this behavior. It is past time for such behaviors to be confronted. There is an old saying that the world will never be in danger from those who do evil but, rather, from the good people who allow them to do it, even if those who are doing evil or simply making a bad choice are fraternity brothers or close friends and maybe especially if they are.

Risk Management and Fraternity Related Websites FIPG – FRATERNITY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING GROUP KIRKLIN & COMPANY, LLC DELTA CHI RISK MANAGEMENT RESOURCES Go to “Resources”, “Officer Reference Materials, “F”


Alcohol Assistance Resources 1-800-662-HELP (toll-free) or Pr oviding your geographical location over the phone or online will give you treatment options in your area. This helpline and website ear maintained by The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, a U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services agency. 1-800-ALCOHOL TheAlcohol Treatment Referral Hotline provides 24-hour help and referrals for people with concerns about alcohol or drug use.

To Find Self-Help and Support Groups 1-212-870-3400 or AlcoholicsAnonymous (AA) is for people who want to stop drinking. 1-800-344-2666 or Al-Anon can help you if you have a friend or elative r with a drinking problem. 1-310-534-1815 or Adult Childr en of Alcoholics can help you if you have a parent with a drinking problem.

To Find Information 1-800-487-4890 or The National Clearinghouse forAlcohol and Drug Information provides various information and resources. 1-800-438-6233 or Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) works to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking.

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am enjoying being Delta Chi’s 49th “AA”. In the six plus months since I was elected, I have been on the road visiting with chapters and alumni and representing the organization for official events. I thoroughly enjoyed being back in Manhattan, Kansas for the 10 th anniversary of the Kansas State Chapter ’s Chartering. As a young Director of Expansion, I helped to start that Chapter in 1992, and this was my first trip back there. I also was able to participate in the initiation of the Founding Father class at

his 21st birthday, and some reports said he did around 15 shots. This was just one of several alcohol-related deaths that occurred on college campuses last fall. A number of them involved members of the Greek system. When will college students learn that they are not indestructible? When will they learn that their choices can dramatically impact their lives and the lives of others? That realization simply MUST happen soon. If our undergraduate members had to place a phone call to the grieving parents of a lost

alumnus who thought closing the chapter was too severe an outcome for their ONE transgression. When I told him the Chapter had THREE transgressions during the fall semester, he was surprised. And he was on their ABT. Delta Chi had no choice. The drug raid a week later, after local authorities had been able to purchase marijuana in the house, confirmed our decision. Delta Chi is my favorite college fraternity, but it is not yet the BEST college fraternity. We are working on it. The Board of Regents is developing Steve Bossart, “AA”

It’s good (and bad) to be the “AA”

the Marshall Colony. That was a real treat for me. In addition, presenting the chartering proclamation to the new Georgia Southern Chapter was truly an honor. Working with the other board members and executive committee members as well as meeting alumni and undergraduate members – I am thrilled every day to be a leader in this great organization. I will tell you that it hasn’t all been rosy. On Saturday, November 21 st I placed a telephone call to Steven Judd’s father in El Paso, Texas. Steven, the “A”-elect of our New Mexico State Chapter, died the day before from alcohol poisoning. He and a group of friends went out to celebrate

brother, as our New Mexico State brothers did, I think the realization would hit them sooner rather than later. In addition, in the span of just a few weeks in January of this year, Delta Chi lost chapters at Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois, and Whitewater. These chapters closed for a variety of reasons, EACH of which can be traced back to the choices the members made. In every case, Delta Chi did all that it could do to keep these chapters open. We relied on the members to make good choices and to do what was necessary. But even good people can make bad choices. In the case of Whitewater, I talked to an

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A Report Card Keeping in Touch Farewell & Parting Directory

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skills learned, friendships made, and experiences had. We need you to be involved with a local chapter or alumni group. Don’t assume that things are fine at your chapter or at the chapter just down the road; go see for yourself. Your involvement just might help prevent what has been happening at all too many chapters like the three mentioned above. We also need you to support Delta Chi with annual gifts, and we need you to consider this organization in your future financial plans. Resources will help us become the best college fraternity in North America. We can’t do it without our members. It is good to be the “AA”. I was once told that the most important power a leader has is the power to ask for help. I am asking for all of our members to help us become the best college fraternity in North America. I am asking the alumni to get involved in a local chapter or colony. Spending time mentoring and advising young men has great rewards. To be the best will take some time, but Delta Chi will be better off for the effort. Please contact me at with your thoughts and suggestions.

action items as a result of a strategic planning process undertaken over the past few years. With the involvement of leaders from last year ’s President’s Cup chapters, we are working toward the implementation of an international service project that will be unveiled at the 2006 Convention. And a committee made up of board members and undergraduates is searching for ways to improve the Convention experience for all who participate. We look forward to sharing results with our members as we move forward. I was recently asked about our image as an organization. My response was that our image is our members – both undergraduate and alumni. If we are to become the best college fraternity in North America, it is going to take a concerted effort of our members to get us there. Undergraduates need to confront the inappropriate behavior of their peers. They need to fight against mediocrity and strive to be great. These are choices that Fraternally, must be made in order to run their chapters in a manner that breeds success. Alumni need to reflect on what this organization has meant to Steven P. Bossart, “AA” them in their lives in terms of Kent State ‘90

“Uphold me, O Lord, according to your promise, and I shall live and do not confound me in my expectation.” – Suscipe


n August 15, 2004, my lips uttered the scriptural verse known as the Suscipe quoted above. These words were a clear signal to the Benedictine monks of my community that I was professing monastic vows as they had all done before me, binding me to this particular monastery, its monks, and the Rule of Benedict that governs our lives. Following the pronouncement of these words, I laid down freely on the floor of the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln before the abbot and the community. I was covered with the funeral pall. The pall is the sign of Christian death. In my case, it was also a sign of dying that I might rise to this new life. The placement of the pall is a stark symbol that caught many of my family and friends witnessing the profession off guard, including a good number of my fraternity brothers. But it tells the story, in one way, of what I think about the importance of common beliefs among brothers. This time, the story was told with my monastic brothers. It was not unlike the previous time, with my fraternity brothers in 1995, and in the initiations after that. On this day, there were a number of people present at Saint Meinrad Archabbey where monks have been gathering for just over 150 years to do the Opus Dei, the work of God, the prayer of the Church for the Church and for the world. I often reply simply to my friends when they ask me what I do for a living. I could say, “I am a beekeeper, a retreat master, a spiritual director, a dishwasher, a breakfast cook, a snow remover, a philanthropist, a student, a teacher, a chaplain, a choir member, a confrere, a caretaker, a pastoral counselor.” Instead, I reply, “I pray for you before you’re out of bed in the morning. That’s my job.”

While a Delta Chi officer at Northwest Missouri State University, I had the great privilege for a number of years to give the last talk at our formal recruitment function. Sitting before me were the men we were inviting into our way of life to become part of the Bond of Delta Chi. “If you believe in something, you live it. Then you learn to love it. Then you can teach it. Live, love, and teach.” Live, love, and teach have been penned back to me from some of my fraternity brothers. I had no idea that I was helping them out or that they were hearing me. These words have come in the form of a scribbled thank you note, an email, a phone call, or a face-to-face visit when I have heard, “Do you remember when you said…?” Delta Chi challenged me to live in a particular way. I chose to incorporate our ten basic expectations in my style of leadership and in living with others who do not always share the same values and merit as Delta Chi. I learned to see how voices can mingle in a way that set our hearts aglow, bound together in a particular way as thousands have done before us in Delta Chi since October 13, 1890, as even more have done since the founding of the Flat Hat Club at the College of William and Mary in 1750, as Benedictine monks have done since around the year 540. Just as I mingled my voice with my brothers in the Bond, so I mingle my voice with my brother monks each day, praising God and commending the world, once again, to His divine mercy. As an undergraduate, I loved what I was doing in Delta Chi and what Delta Chi gave me the cour-

age to do in my own life, in my chapter, on campus, and for the international organization. People saw me living and loving what I was doing and often joined me in my zeal for our way of life. They trusted enough to join me in the adventures of the House Corporation, renovating a house, recruiting new members, re-recruiting old members, taking responsibility for finances, and making a name for our fraternity on campus and in the city. To teach, one must be a good student. Delta Chi assists in the acquisition of a sound education for those willing to do the work. For those not willing to do what it takes to finish the endeavor of a university education, no amount of assistance by a fraternity or anyone else will accomplish the goal for them. Time and again, I have witnessed how Delta Chi, especially at Northwest Missouri, has indeed done its share in forming educated leaders during their college years. Once graduated, at their best, these leaders take what they have been given in their undergraduate years and apply it in their careers and the organizations to which they belong as civic leaders. As a monk I continue to share in the lives of my fraternity brothers. This relationship, although I am far away from most of them, is unique. Our paths continue to cross as I hear about their joys and sorrows. Lately, a number of fraternity brothers have called to share the news that they are expecting their first child. They ask me for prayers. I congratulate them and add them to the list of people for whom I pray. Then I hang up the phone with a smile and wish I could have told him who else is expecting a first child

“As a monk I continue to share in the lives of my fraternity brothers.”

But, as with him, that news was told to me in confidence. So that’s not my place. Living the monastic way of life challenges me to live my life in a particular way, making my way “along the road, my heart expanding with the inexpressible delight of love” (Prologue, Rule of Saint Benedict). Some may think it is a radical way of living life; for me it is my vocation, my job. To live in a cloister has its challenges, as any way of life can. Persevering in a vocation is more than just doing the work. It is more than experience upon experience. Living life fully requires reflection on the experiences of our lives, to reflect on what seems to be ordinary and decide how your experience fits into the world’s experience. The Kingdom of God is at hand. We live in the Kingdom of God. Either we choose to believe in this, what some call God’s providence, or not. If we choose something greater than our own experience, the value of common bonds is ever more a radical understanding of experience. The first Christians understood this and lived this. Monks throughout the centuries have done this. Brothers in the Bond of Delta Chi continue to do this in a particular way. We understand how the events in our lives provide a connection so that we can see beyond the distractions that can take the place of what we are to be doing, of living reflectively in bonds of faith, hope, and charity.

Editor’s Note: At his chapter, Michael Vinson held the positions of “A”,”B”, AMC and was a Regional Conference Coordinator.

Above: Brother Anthony lies on the floor of the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, covered with the funeral pall, to represent his dying to his old life and rising to his new, monastic life. Left: Brother Anthony (Michael) Vinson, OSB, Northwest Missouri, ’98, and Father Patrick (Michael) Cooney, OSB, Purdue ’81, are both monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and members of Delta Chi. ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005 5

CAMPUS SCENE Editor’s Note: If a chapter or colony is not represented here then no Campus Scene material was received on its behalf for this issue. ALBERTA

We won this year ’s Delta Gamma Anchor Splash, improving on last year’s second place finish and ousting the previous six-time champions and placed second our first time in Kappa Alpha Theta’s ABC Head Start Run. New for us were the Alpha Gamma Delta’s Greek Games. We also defended our championship in the IFC Greek God and Goddess event. Our lead was established by an amazing dance number and secured by a multitalented band. To round out a near-complete Delta Chi dominance in interfraternal events, we still have to defend our championship in the Panhellenic Songfest later this year. We have also had success with our 7th annual We Want Your Pants clothing drive. We collected more clothes than last year, in large part due to the efforts of Stephan Cherwoniak and Chris Sandstra. Proceeds went to the George Spady Homeless Shelter. As always, success is driven by brotherhood, epitomized this year by our initiation of 14 members. Xi was the largest class since our Founding Fathers. Spearheaded by Kris Perlinski, their own philanthropy event raised an astounding $1,000 in only 16 hours! Called Wearing

Breasts for Cancer, the event had brothers wearing stuffed bras to support breast cancer research, bringing media attention to the issue in campus newspapers in Canada and the U.S. Our chapter has been revitalized by a move to a new chapter house that is almost twice as large as our previous one. The move has allowed more brothers and friends to enjoy the chapter and has helped in generating interest for rush. Social events held this semester included a Kappa Alpha Theta Halloween exchange, our second annual Shut Up and Grind party, and an informal Alpha Psi exchange held during rush.


We welcomed fifteen initiates, representing the largest fall class we have had in a few years. We have effectively doubled in size as a result of hard work over the past year. A few renovation projects have been completed on the house, and a few more are in progress. We also held our first annual Fall Cocktail on November 6th before the game vs. Mississippi State. This event was successful in raising funds for further renovations.


This year we placed in more events than any other fraternity on campus, completely dominating in intramurals, Homecoming, and Greek Week. We grabbed first place in the Homecoming float contest by building a twostory steamboat with a paddle

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Augusta brothers at their White Carnation Formal. and a smokestack that actually smoked. We also placed first in the Chi Omega softball tournament with an undefeated record and again came in first with the Greek Week flag football title by case of the slaughter rule. In the most respected competition on campus, “Greek Week Lip Sync,” we placed first in choreography and second overall. This year also marks a benchmark in fundraising due in large part to our fundraising chair J.P. Carlin’s new campaign. We also raised money from the annual alumni golf tournament and a poker competition run by our associates. As to social events, we are still having three to four mixers a semester with the sororities.


We’re wrapping up our first semester in our new on-campus housing at Adelphi II and continue to make improvements to our chapter room and common areas. This fall we initiated 25 of the 34 men who were offered bids and our intramural football team made the playoffs. In November, we held our first philanthropy since our reestablishment, “Delta X-Games, “ which was a phenomenal success. Proceeds benefited the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We would like to thank our “BB” Klayton Roark ’03 and Scott Davis ’94, as well as his staff at Tessio’s Pizza for their support.

We achieved the 3rd highest GPA amongst the fraternities and also received a top All-Sports award. We have been blessed with a great new housemother, Charlotte Danielson, who has already started making positive changes within our chapter. We held our annual Lake/ Rush party at the Newell family’s lake house and we had a huge turnout for our Halloween costume party. We also started a new tradition, our Sunday Skeet Shooting Club. Our turnout of alumni for football games has greatly increased this year, especially at homecoming. Also, we would like to thank the Newell family and Mike Carroll for their overwhelming support this semester.


This fall, we celebrated our first White Carnation since 2000. It was a great success! This semester we have 13 members with 10 associates. On Thanksgiving, we raised over $1,000 for the Augusta Rescue Mission. Now that the Chapter is multiplying, we are looking at bigger and better things in the future.


Early this semester we participated in an annual walk to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This consisted of setting up at 6 am and helping the walkers prepare. Our AUBURN 15th annual semi-formal in This year we have already downtown Erie was a huge sucparticipated in a blood drive and cess. In early November a small pumpkin painting with the group of brothers traveled to project uplift kids. Youngstown, OH to visit our

“BB” Paul Gruseck and House Corporation President Chuck Heid to set up for a RUSH Workshop in the spring. We have never held such an event and are hoping for the best results. On November 21st we volunteered our time and energy at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the community. This was a very rewarding experience for the brothers and the city of Erie. Our help was very much appreciated.


For fall we were proud to have 27 associates join the Bond. This was the largest fraternity class on campus! Many wanted to join, due to our being first in grades last spring. We held our third semi-formal in Windsor, Ontario. Many brothers and their dates enjoyed a great evening at Patrick O’ Ryan’s. Another impressive social event was our first annual Del-Tiki with Delta Gamma. Much time and energy was spent to create the Tiki atmosphere. Our house was decorated with everything from palm trees to grass skirts. This fall we made the rounds of campus as we had events with almost all of the sororities. We also continued to improve our house as we purchased brand new black leather couches and a new entertainment center for our living room. Future plans involve painting our coat of arms in the dining room, as well as painting bedrooms. In November we welcomed parents and alumni for an open house and football game. Finally, we had a major community service event, as many brothers participated in an event called Halloween Funfest. The kids enjoyed the candy and the exciting costumes that we wore.

well as a new sorority on campus, Delta Delta Delta, which had its first social function here with us.


Our Executive Board has done a great job of rebuilding and strengthening our chapter. Our relationships with the university and the community have never been stronger. Thanks to our annual fundraising trip to Cedar Point, we were able to pay off half of our debt to Delta Chi. With much help from two of our alumni, Terry Taylor and Rich Marshal, we were able to establish an ABT and House Corporation. Our 12-man fall 2004 class is the largest class any of us can remember.


Thanks to Tom Ketterman and Paul Neimann for their generous donations towards our TV room and chapter room renovations. The chapter received three overstuffed black leather couches and three overstuffed cloth couches for the TV room. We also bought a 64" HDTV. Congratulations to our 11 new brothers! We also held our annual philanthropy by raising money for the American Cancer Society.


Central Missouri’s chapter room has new look. members are motivated to meet DENISON the next semester head on as we The year’s philanthropy efstrive to become a full chapter. fort was kick-started by a second place finish in Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash that aided the DAVIS COLONY We took several weeks to plan Service for Sight division of prior to the start of school, and Newark, Ohio. The week was much success came from that. capped off by an entertaining and We went to our first playoff excellent effort in the synchroin intramural sports. “B” Joel nized swimming portion of the DePaoli organized our first ex- event in which the brothers change with Sigma Alpha Epsi- donned Speedos, top hats, and lon Pi, with several others in the dresses for a Sex in the City theme. works. Our ABT has been es- We next focused our efforts on tablished, and ABT President our annual tutoring project with Chase Armer, Sacramento ’00, Conrad Elementary School. The has been working hard to help project, which serves as part of the ensure our success. fall associate member program, Under the direction of our AMC, Ross Gunther, and Broth- brings aid to what remains the erhood Chairs, Ricky Frischer poorest school per capita in Ohio. Additional events of note inand Matt Smith, we have an Alcluded a fundraising car bash pha Class of six associates. With the guidance of our Re- and a scholarship dinner. The gent and “BB” Eric Woolfitt, Cal First Annual Steak and Hot Dog Poly ’03, and the dedication of the Scholarship dinner was not only brothers, we look forward to 2005, a fun night but was an excellent committed to recruiting quality reminder of our increasing acabrothers and making an enduring demic excellence. The evening presence at our campus. was concluded with an intrigu-

This fall we initiated our largest pledge class ever. Along with our new initiates, we were successful in running a supplemental rush. With our new initiates and our new associates, our numbers have reached an all-time high. Our members have also been very active on campus and in the community. Brothers helped both sides of the presidential campaign in the days before the election by going door-to-door and encouraging voter turnout. Alumni also got involved with CAL POLY our community service by This year we started off by partnering with current members having a black tie affair for our for the occasion. annual Founders’ Day Ball to We have begun working and celebrate the 15th anniversary planning to reach our goal of of our rechartering. Over 30 chartering within a year. Many alumni attended as well as of our requirements are in place, “CC” Tom Horowitz, who pre- and future events will help get sented us with an award to everything accomplished. We are currently the Greek sponsor of honor the occasion. On April 23, 2005 we will be the American Cancer Society’s having our annual Alumni Week- Relay for Life annual event. This end and golf tournament at Black event will go a long way towards Lake Golf Course. Last year this helping to raise money for canevent saw over 50 participants cer research. We are also and 100 dinner attendees. We partnered with the American have been busy socially, holding Cancer Society for our Mudfest functions with sororities such as philanthropy next semester. The Denison brothers with their Delta Gamma Anchor Splash Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, as new executive board and all the Coaches prior to the synchronized swimming competition.

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city after a big homecoming guished alumnus and renowned Mark weekend and the only fraternity neuro-psychologist to volunteer in running and op- Mapstone back to the house for erating the most recent blood a reception in his honor. In the drive held at our university. We presence of his friends, family, a are currently organizing a Dean of Hobart College and his women’s self-defense seminar to fraternity brothers, Mark was ofbe held on campus as well. We ficially presented the Distinhave cleared ourselves of all out- guished Alumnus award that he standing debt and are now on the won at the Convention this year. right track to progress. There are The Hobart Chapter of Delta Chi more accomplishments such as is extremely proud of Mark and these; however, we feel that one the work that he continues to do of the most impressive is our re- at the University of Rochester’s cent victory in the intramural Alzheimer’s Disease Center. flag football season. We continue to develop and For the first time in almost encourage active involvement Frostburg’s championship flag football team shortly after winning three years, Delta Chi was able with all of our alumni. On Oct to knock out the three-year un- 2nd brothers met in NYC at a their final game. defeated champions to capture party hosted by former “BB” ing talk from former “AA” Paul raised over $1,500 for the Arthri- the championship for ourselves. Brian Bender ’94. Justin Brown Bohlman, Ohio State ’70, in tis Foundation, the official phi- It was a very tough season, but, ’06 gave an update of the chapin the end, we finished as cham- ter while Michael Fudzinski ’96 which he stressed the importance lanthropy of Greek Week. The Third Annual Can the of academics and fraternal skills and how they can be applied to Van was also a success, thanks to the help of Justin Maffei. An old the business world. We held an alumni cookout van was placed on campus and during the university’s home- filled with canned goods that we coming weekend, at which a donated to the Brashear Society number of alumni enthusiasti- before Thanksgiving. The First Annual Red/Buff cally returned to visit with the current brothers and meet the Football game between the associate members. We would Duquesne Chapter and the Pittsalso like to thank Dustin Phiff, burgh Colony was a great time. Denison ’03, and Daniel R. We won the first game and are exDaigneault, father of Evan cited for the rematch. We also Daigneault, for their donations. welcomed five new men into the Most importantly, we wish to Bond this fall and are excited for thank our “BB”, Monte Johnson, Carnival in the spring. Ohio State ’69, for his excellent guidance and support. FROSTBURG Our annual “Delta Chi Lip Illinois Homecoming Float Heads Joe Marino and Mike DUQUESNE Sync” competition is the biggest Mahoney with some of the women of Alpha Delta Pi. We have regained the title of social event held on campus. We Greek Week Champions by win- were able to raise over a thou- pions, playing our semi-final and and Tim Martin gave an update ning the Trivia, Greek God, and sand dollars in that one night. In final game back to back. from the ABT. The event was Greek Sing competitions. Con- community service, we have conwell-attended by a variety of gratulations to the new Greek sistently been on the front lines GEORGIA TECH brothers including: Steve God, Bob Spisak, and thanks to of Greek involvement. We were New members, a new house, Johansen and Bob Brunner from the sisters of Alpha Phi, our part- the only full fraternity to partici- and an incredible homecoming the class of ’64; Mitchel Alegre ners for Greek Sing. We also pate in the cleanup of our little performance have our morale at ’73; Michael Fudzinski, “BB”, an all-time high. This fall we and Dave Bozzutto from the gained 21 associates and initiated class of ’96; and Tim Martin and eleven brothers. Work on our Frank Fellone from the class of new house is progressing excep- ’04. Special thanks should be given tionally well, and there are 27 to Bender for hosting this event. brothers looking forward to livA scholarship also is being ing there this spring in its inauformed in memory of Alberto gural semester. We have also Del Rosal ’93. Anyone wishing been blessed with a surge of alumni involvement and were to contribute to the scholarship proud to have many of our broth- should contact Matt Robbins ’94 ers return for Homecoming to at hear the half time announcements that Paul Supawanich would be HUNTSVILLE Our 17-member class was the crowned Mr. Georgia Tech and that our chapter had achieved its largest on campus! We would like to show great appreciation to first Homecoming victory. alumnus Troy Skinner ‘99, for doing an outstanding job heading HOBART Hobart brothers pose with Mark Mapstone ’89 and his On the evening of November up both the spring and fall semes19th 2004, we welcomed distin- ter associate member classes. Distinguished Delta Chi Award. 8 ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005

We are in the midst of a capital funds campaign to raise money for a spot scheduled for construction in 2006 on the new Greek row. Over fifty alumni and active Huntsville brothers, including founding fathers Fernando Arias ’79, John Ormby ’81, and Randy King ‘78, escorted their dates to our 2004 Founders’ Day Banquet.


This semester is the first time in over eighty years that we have not had a house in which to live. As many of you know, our house is undergoing a full renovation that will repair the exterior of the house and renovate the entire interior. Despite not having a house, our active members have continued our philanthropy contributions, brotherhood events and campus presence. We have participated in numerous philanthropy events including Delta Gamma Anchor Splash, Alpha Gamma Delta Water Wars, Camp Alpha Chi and a charity golf outing hosted by Gamma Phi Beta. We have also continued our relationship with the Swann Special School Center. Some of our activities with the Swann School include taking the children bowling, playing sports and games, and helping with their weekend church services. For many of the events, we invited sororities to come and help, such as Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Chi, and Alpha Delta Gamma. We have also had some great brotherhood events this season. Early in the semester we had a group tubing event at the Kikapoo River and a camping trip at a nearby campground. We hosted a large homecoming gathering in the front yard of our house for our alumni following the game. On that Friday,

paired with the women of Alpha Delta, we entered a float in the Homecoming parade. This fall we were especially proud to have John Fakhoury elected President of IFC, and Charlie Bollinger was elected Vice President of Risk Management. The entire renovation of the house exterior has been completed, and the interior renovation is just now beginning. Our active members are very excited for the completion of our house next year and appreciative of our alumni’s continuing support.


We started out this year with a bang and hosted a beach party and gathered food to benefit the Johnstown food bank the first weekend of school. Once again, on homecoming we had our annual pig roast with the alumni. We also are continually improving our financial status and plan to be out of debt in the coming months. We are proud to declare that we won Greek week for the third year in a row and are determined to make it a fourth, next semester.


We hosted our annual Christmas Party with the women of Gamma Phi Beta for the children of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. By providing gifts to the children we made a holiday that might not have been otherwise possible for them. We are also making preparations to host our 2nd Annual Kaw River Carnival. Expectations are high, and we plan to improve upon the success of last year’s inaugural event. All proceeds from the carnival will be donated to our philanthropy, The Brook Creek Learning Center. We also participated in the Pre-Holiday Intramural Basketball Tournament. Another

Johnstown brothers at their beach party fundraiser for the local food bank. achievement being trumpeted by the Chapter is our 2 nd place finish in the annual Homecoming Float Parade. Alumni relations have also remained strong. Mark Mitchell ’74 spearheaded an effort to hold a thirty-year reunion for the members of his class on November 13 th . Also invited were alumni from the classes of ’72 through ’76. After brunch and conversing with the undergraduates, they joined us in attending the KU vs. Texas football game. Finally as the semester closed, we held one of our most anticipated brotherhood events, the “Secret Santa” gift exchange.

KANSAS STATE Over 60 brothers and their dates attended the celebration of our ten-year anniversary at our Founder ’s Day banquet. We hosted Sorority Woman of the Year, an annual philanthropy that

honors Jim Komatz, who passed away from leukemia during his last semester. We were honored to have numerous guests including: Steve Bossart, the current “AA”, Jason Butler, the Region IV Regent, “BB” Emeritus Dr. Alan Brightman, Former Housing Corps Treasurer Tom Hunter, House Mom Marsha Collins, House Cook Joann Breault, Warren Mcleod, Aaron Otto “BB”, alumnus of the year/ABT Vice President Justin Knopf, House Corp. President Mike Dichiser, and Director of Chapter Services Matt Killingsworth in attendance. We also made it to the semi-finals in intramural soccer for the first time in the chapter’s existence.


We will be celebrating our 15th Anniversary during our spring formal. We will be welcoming members of the International Executive Board to help us make this a very special occasion. For the second consecutive year, one of our brothers has been elected to the Undergraduate Student Senate. Adam Croweak was elected Student Relations Senator and has become an integral part of a student senate that is mostly Greek. Croweak has helped to establish Student Legal Services.


Kansas State brothers with “AA” Steve Bossart and Regent Jason Butler at their Founders’ Day Banquet.

The committee heads planned exciting events over the summer quarter, and the time to carry them out finally arrived. Notable among those events was the “steak dinner,” which has historically been the most successful of all rush tools. Additionally, two ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005 9

Brothers and alumni of the Kettering-B Chapter during retreat after the football game. men were initiated as brothers. Furthermore, several young and worthy men, who had been spotted as prospective associate members, were handed out bids. Alpha Sigma Alpha joined us for a social get together after the Hay Ride had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Nevertheless, they had a great time cooking marshmallows and making hot chocolate, along with indoor games of “Texas Hold’em” and “Truth and Dare Jenga.” We won the highest GPA with an average of 89% this year. Finally, the hard work and sincere effort that our brothers had collectively put in had borne fruit. New scholarship-related projects regarding study sessions at the house are currently being discussed. Our chapter retreat held at Camp Holaka in Lapeer, MI was also attended by some of our alumni. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn’t on our side, and it rained heavily during the first night. From then on, card games and setting up the fireplace were the two most occupying tasks.

The following day the brothers set out to explore the woods and, as expected, were lost. Finding the way back was an adventure in itself. The football game between the alumni and the brothers was, as usual, a treat to watch.

LIVINGSTON Even though our chapter is small in numbers, we still pack a very big punch in our school and our community. In October we held our annual “Delta Chi Haunted House,” with proceeds going to benefit the Sunshine Kids Mentoring Program. During the haunted house, the fraternity property is turned into a very scary place through all of the work that the brothers and associates do during the month of October. We also held a softball tournament to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Every semester the fraternity works at the Talladega. The trip is always a great time with many great bonding experiences. We currently hold the championship for Tug-of-War and

Marquette brothers at their annual alumni/active football game. 10 ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005

won many smaller events held throughout the year. During intramurals, Delta Chi Team 2 went to the championship game after defeating all of the top teams during the regular season. Their record was 7-3. During the past year, several renovations have been made to the house. These include a fresh coat of paint on the inside walls, a new deck, a new volleyball court, a new meeting table for the conference room, and, after Hurricane Ivan’s wrath, new doors for the front of the house. Indian Party is coming up in April, along with the Alumni versus Active softball game held every Saturday during the weekend-long celebration that is full of lots of food and fun for everyone.


We recently inducted 14 new members. These new members helped to kick off our premiere community service project for the year involving “The Ruston, Louisiana Council on Aging.” An alumnus set up this project to help teach many local elderly persons simple computer knowledge and skills. The program began by acquiring donations of hardware and software to assemble six computers. Since then, Delta Chi brothers have taught two-hour lessons on email use and general computer skills each Wednesday evening. The project has definitely helped improve the quality of life of some local senior citizens, and their response has been wonderful.


Through our Delta Chi Dollar Days and with the help of our Vice Regent Mark Schramka’s “Cuts for Cancer” program, we have raised nearly $1,000 for cancer research this semester. All proceeds from our philanthropy this semester will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On November 20th we held our annual alumni/active football game in which the alumni edged the brothers for the win. It was an amazing time of brotherhood, as we experienced one of the best turnouts in years. It was followed up by an incredibly productive ABT meeting with the chapter’s new executive board. This is just one of the many signs that our alumni are now taking a more active role in our development as a chapter.

Several major projects that we are now working on with our ABT include a professionally designed web site at, steal rod iron letters for our chapter house and getting the ball rolling financially with completing our chapter room.


On behalf of the 35 Founding Fathers at Marshall University, we would like to say that it is our honor to join the “Bond of Delta Chi”. In just a few short weeks we gathered an interest group that grew to be the third largest fraternity on campus. We have already carried out community service projects such as raking leaves around town and running a local blood drive. We foresee a bright and promising future here at Marshall, and we promise to do our best to spread the characteristics that make Delta Chi a successful fraternity. We are all proud to be brothers of Delta Chi!


We were chartered in 1990, and throughout our 15-year history the brothers have lived in five fraternity houses and apartment complexes. Unlike most chapters, we have faced the adversity and difficulty of running a chapter without a steady central location. We are currently in our third year of renting an offcampus fraternity house that is in a good location but in very poor condition. Despite the poor condition of the house and a limited budget, our chapter boasts many accomplishments. In February 2004 we hosted the largest Region IX Conference in Delta Chi history and won an outstanding Regional Conference Award. Since then we have doubled the size of our House Corporation, increased alumni involvement and donations by 50%, and paid off a debt of over $10,000 to Delta Chi a week before the 54th International Convention in Washington, D.C. This fall, Nicholas Spiwak received the IFC outstanding Executive Board member award. The outstanding Executive Board member is one of three Fraternity awards given at the Leadership Ball, representing individuals in the University of Maryland Greek system who stand out among the rest because of their excellence in dedication and leadership.

of our teams made the playo ff s , i n c l u d i n g o u r u n d e feated football team. Just a reminder: Golf Outing is coming up in the spring; for more information send e-mails to Daniel Guest at


Marshall Colony Founding Fathers with Leadership Consultant Steven Meyer (front, right). On March 2nd, 2003 Benjamin Petty passed away from a rare blood disease his junior year. The brothers and alumni inducted his father, Philip Petty. Following his induction, the brothers, along with Ben’s family and friends, created the nonprofit group called the “Friends of Ben Foundation.” Last year, along with the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha, we held the first “Bowling for Benji” duckpin bowling fundraiser for “Friends of Ben.” We raised over $1,000, and the money was donated to the Edmondson –Westview Recreation Council in Baltimore County in Ben’s honor. By the end of the spring 2005 semester, the brothers and the foundation hope to hold the first annual golf tournament in Ben’s name. We are also planning a Greek dodgeball tournament to raise money. Money raised from both events will be donated to Johns Hopkins Medical Research Center for research on Hemophagocytic Syndrome, the disease that resulted in Ben’s death. With our goals set and our minds focused on improving the chapter, we expect to grow in size and spirit. We thank all of our dedicated alumni and our “BB” Jose Rodas for their donations and their support.

MIAMI We are proud to report that even after winning fourteen awards at the Delta Chi International Convention, our drive to improve ourselves and our house has not slowed down but, instead, accelerated. Even though we were overjoyed and honored by the awards, our goal is to always improve on what we have.

Last semester we placed first out of over 25 fraternities by donating 52 hours of community service through various activities, but this semester we improved with 106 hours of community service. Our philanthropy, The Delta Chi Broomball Invitational 2004, was a huge success as a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity charity, and we also participated in eight other philanthropies for charity. Scholarship continues to be one of our strongest points, as another one of our members was honored by being invited to join the Order of Omega. After placing first in our division in intramural sports last semester, we are in the midst of another great season. Our Parents’ Weekend and Homecoming weekend had the largest turnout we’ve seen, and we’d like to thank all who attended and also all those who donated. From alumni donations alone we have enough money to put up a commercial grade flagpole in remembrance of our former housemother, Evelyn. To improve the look of our house, one of our projects was to remove the carpet from the high traffic area of our front common room. We installed tile, which really brightens up the look of our house at the entrance. With our letters outside and new spotlights placed on them and after having our house repainted, we are ready for rush to begin as we anticipate another great group of quality gentlemen joining the brotherhood of a lifetime.

Our house has gone through some major changes in recent months. The exterior of the house was given a fresh coat of paint, and a rock garden is being built on the side of the house. The interior of the house was not left out, as every room has been repainted, and Wiley Moseley and Lyle Deepe redid the basement floor. We also installed new lighting and ceiling fans in the main room. The house looks great, and we are excited to show it off to anyone who wants to stop by.

MISSOURI We have been very busy lately, participating in everything that comes our way. The annual Homecoming traditions of pomping house decorations, building a signature float and providing service to the community once again became important to the chapter. We had an extravagant experience spending time with the other two chapters that were involved in our triad. We are in the process of revamping the MO-KAN philanthropy that existed between ourselves and the Kansas Chapter not too long ago. The main idea of the MO-KAN process is to run the game ball from the visiting stadium to the home stadium, in either Lawrence or Co-

lumbia, and raise money for each mile that we cover. The house has seen renovations to the basement to make it more appealing, and we re-carpeted the entire house thanks to donations that were collected from the parents of every member. We also have had some elegant sofas donated to the upstairs lounge by one of the active members in the house. We look to continue building on to the Missouri Chapter of Delta Chi.

NEW HAVEN Our Associate Class is bringing with it 12 new brothers, doubling our numbers. The Red Cross Blood Drive, which we sponsor each semester on campus, has been a continuing success. We once again exceeded the projected goal of usable pints with the support of our fellow students and faculty. This was our first year participating in the Penguin Plunge to aid and support the Special Olympics of Connecticut. The freezing cold water was not enough to stop us, nor lessen the feeling of satisfaction of helping those less fortunate. This year was our 23rd Annual White Carnation semi-formal dance, which was held at The Inn at Villa Bianca. Over 60 brothers, associates and guests were present to celebrate with us to make it a night to remember.

NEW MEXICO STATE This semester we initiated 14 members of our Phi class. Homecoming with our partners, the ladies of Chi Omega, was great. We placed fourth overall, with Jonathan Nichols

MICHIGAN STATE We have the largest associate class on campus, led by VP of Rush Sanel Kostic. All

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Missouri brothers display their hospitality. being honored as the second attendant of this year ’s Homecoming court. Intramurals went well, with our volleyball team placing second. Also, during its first year in existence, our dodgeball team placed second. Both the football and soccer teams also did well, with both making the playoffs. Continuing with our tradition of community service, community service chair Anthony Madrid did a great job organizing and coordinating our Road Cleanups, River Cleanups, and Halloween fair for an elementary school. The Annual Families and Youth, Inc. dinner was again a success. Finally, the Fraternity is saddened by the recent passing of our brother, Steven Judd. Steven was our newly elected “A” and had a great passion for Delta Chi. He will be dearly missed and forever loved.


This semester we have not only seen the addition of five new brothers to the Bond but also placed second overall in Homecoming, expanded our social functions, and incorporated a huge new philanthropic event into campus’ Family Day. Through our new “Community on the Quad,” we collected do-

nations from local businesses that were then raffled off for donations during a concert put on by bands from all over Missouri. Thanks in part to this event, CASA, an organization designed to assist abused and neglected children, will soon be able to establish itself here in Adair County. When combining these accomplishments with the current new house fundraising drive being pushed by our ABT, House Corp., and many other caring alumni, it truly is an exciting time to be a Delta Chi at Truman State University!

Crew,” and Children’s Miracle Network Dodgeball tournament, as well as highway and cemetery cleanup efforts. Brothers also helped by setting up for events such as the inter-cultural campus Pow-Wow, and Winter Wonderland in the park. On November 6th we held an Alumni Tailgating event for the annual “Fall Classic” at Arrowhead Stadium. Actives and alumni shared great food and memories as we cheered on the Northwest football team. A special thanks goes out to Vince Evola ’80 and Tim McGinnis ’79 for coordinating the event. Alumni can find out more about upcoming events at We find it particularly important to honor those brothers and community members who have served in armed conflict as well as those currently serving in the


Fall started off with the addition of another strong associate class. When Homecoming rolled around, our success continued as we paired up with the ladies of Phi Mu to win “Overall Parade Supremacy.” The chapter has dominated in intramurals, taking first place in cross country, first in softball for the second year in a row and winning the football championship for the past three years. Our outstanding philanthropic efforts earned us the IFC “Gavel Award” for contributing over 250 hours of community service in the first three months of school. These activities included raking leaves for the elderly, “Cat

Northwest Missouri brothers in front of “The House.” military. Therefore, the chapter held a Veteran’s Day dinner at “The House” for the local V.F.W. Post 442. Alumni and current members of the Chapter are active in many different branches of the military. Scott Griffin, also known as Corporal Griffin in the U.S. Marines, is returning to active duty and will depart for the Middle East in mid-January. Following his departure, Alan Hargreaves will also leave for his second tour overseas. We pray for the safe return home of all Delta Chi brothers serving abroad.


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Our first annual Mayhem in May philanthropy went extremely well. Organized by Philanthropy Chair Richard Sohler, it was a week-long event in which fraternities and sororities competed to raise the greatest amount of coins, clothes and food. The climax of the week was a Monster Ball tournament. Congratulations to FIJI and Alpha Xi Delta for winning the men’s and women’s leagues respectively. In the end, we were able to donate about 500 lbs. of food, 500 articles of clothing, and $500 to the local Linn-Benton County Food Share. In May we held a spring Alumni Day, and local alumnus Jeremiah Bishop put together an Alumni Ceremony for our graduating seniors and older alumni who had not yet been through the ceremony. Our alumni reunion event for Homecoming was also a lot of

Our colony is almost two years old and having a great time. So far we have initiated three classes of AMs, and the fourth is due for initiation in February.

fun. We were treated to stories from World War II-era a l u m n i . We a w a rd e d t h e Alumnus of the Year Award to John Rogers, while our “BB”, Brian McFarlane, won the local colony’s E.B. Lemmon Top Academic Scholar Award for having the highest GPA in the past school year.

OSHKOSH Many brothers took part in UW-Oshkosh’s New Voters Project. The non-partisan group registered voters and gave them objective information about candidates. In addition, our “BB”, Ron Montgomery, who held elective office for 12 years, offered us non-partisan discussions about all of the Presidential candidates’ views and plans in order to help increase student-voter turnout.

Oregon State brothers gather at the house. PURDUE

We have accomplished so much this year already. However, our greatest accomplishment so far is our fourth place ranking in the intramural sports standings. Our soccer team led the way to our ranking. We played ten games and won them all. Our last game was against Phi Delta Theta and we won five to one. Our team ranked first. We hope to keep the good news coming and are looking forward to a great spring semester.


We got an early start on recruitment by helping freshmen move into their dorms and participating in IFC-sponsored Greek rush events, in addition to our own events, such as bowling and an afternoon barbecue. We are excited to welcome the twelve members of our third associate class into the Bond of Delta Chi. In October, we participated in the Greek-wide Philanthropy Week to raise money for breast cancer research. We took part in the Family Feud, date auction, RADFORD bowling tournament, Penny In November, we hosted the Wars, and clothing drive in a second annual Miss Radford Pag- combined effort with our teameant in hopes of raising money to mates, the sisters of Alpha Phi. support the Cystic Fibrosis Foun- We improved our scholastic dation in loving memory of a lost standing, rising from seventh to brother – Jon C. Capps. Cystic fourth. The move continues a Fibrosis is a fatal disease that trend that saw us go from elevtakes the lives of many people enth to seventh the previous seeach year. It is rare for some- mester. In intramurals, we reone with this disease to make ceived the Greek Intramural Sports Trophy as the best fraterit past his teens. Since we started this event, we nity for our combined success in have raised just under $1,400 in football, soccer, and floor hockey. We also sent nearly thirty donations. The ladies of the brothers to a Boston Celtics game Greek Community were kind to end the semester with a great enough to participate as pageant brotherhood event. We have contestants and as a part of the plans in place for the spring for audience. Each contestant was recruitment and to have our first escorted by a brother. alumni initiates as a colony. This year, Mary Berger, Jon’s mother, was invited to the PagSOUTHEAST MISSOURI eant and was asked to sit on our After a successfully planned panel of judges. She was kind fall rush our Chapter was able to enough to participate and drove double its size. We initiated ten 520 miles in one afternoon to men in October, and an equal show her support. Mary was number are ready to become very proud of us and left in Delta Chis in January. Plans for high spirits. For those of us spring rush are already in effect, who never met Jon, this gave us and we have many more men a glimpse into his life and showing interest due to the hard brought him that much closer work of the Chapter and its new to our family here at Radford. members. These men have the

potential to grow the Chapter and make Delta Chi one of the strongest chapters on campus. Homecoming was a total success. With the help of our “BB”, Jim McCausland, and many others, we were able to have one of the best alumni turnouts in many years. There were many new faces to go along with the ones we had been used to seeing every year. Everyone had a great time building the float, watching the parade, barbecuing in the park, and attending the formal Homecoming dance. There seems to be a newfound energy within our Chapter. Seeing everyone come together to share old stories and develop a stronger Brotherhood made this Homecoming one to remember.


Last fall, the Southwest Missouri State Colony experienced its largest event to date, our chartering banquet. After being recolonized at SMS two years ago, the hard work has finally paid off. With representatives from Delta Chi in attendance, alumni from the old and new chapters, parents and friends all witnessed the banquet with feelings of joy. The 50 chartering members that had helped rebuild Delta Chi at SMS were even more surprised as Raymond Galbreth, Executive Director, presented our “BB”, Mark Sluss, with the old chapter’s charter. Notable attendees at the banquet were former Region IV Regent Hamilton Henderson, current Region IV Regent Jason N. Butler, and Di-

rector of Expansion and Colony Operations J. Reed Davis. Since our return to SMS, we have won numerous Striving for Excellence Awards from the Greek Life Office, as well as placing 1st in Greek Jam, 2nd in Homecoming, and taking numerous first place trophies in intramural sports, not to mention having the 2nd highest GPA out of all fraternities. Along with a new charter, the chapter signed a lease for our first house, held our annual Powder Puff Football Philanthropy Tournament that raised over $1,000 for the local Boys and Girls Club and offered an alcohol awareness program for the Greek Community. With a storied past at the university and a fast start to success, the Southwest Missouri State Chapter keeps its goals big and its list of accomplishments long.


We were hoping to have as much success this fall as we had in 2003, and with the third largest rush on campus of 17 guys, 15 of whom we now proudly call brothers, we are satisfied with our accomplishments. We are now a 53-man strong chapter, making us the third largest on campus. Going on our seventh year at USF, we are becoming a force to reckon with. We are moving into the spring semester with new ideas and a greater sense of the direction in which we would like to take our chapter.


The fall proved to be an exciting one, as brothers participated

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Austin University, an elegant Founders’ Day date party, a brotherhood trip to New Braunfels, Texas to float the Guadalupe River, Trick or Treating for canned goods on Halloween for Project H.O.P.E. with Delta Zeta and the establishment of a new, promising Executive Board. It has been a great year, and it just keeps getting better.


Radford brothers with Miss Radford Pageant participants. in numerous events both on and off campus. We helped Alpha Chi Omega raise money for its philanthropy by participating in its annual “Mr. Fling” event. In addition, we finished second in Phi Sigma Sigma’s philanthropy. We also volunteered for “Dome Donation Days,” an event that helps the Salvation Army collect food for the needy across central New York. We are continuing to establish ourselves on campus, especially with the help of our “BB”, Tom Decker, and the tireless work of Eric Jacobsen and Chad Davis, former “A” and our current Public Relations chair. Davis also became the first Delta Chi at Syracuse to be elected to the executive board of the IFC as the new Vice President of Internal Affairs. We also elected new officers for our ABT, with Joe DeFazio, Fredonia ’92, becoming the new president. This semester will no doubt be equally as busy as we plan to hold our second annual “Chi

Kicks” Kickball Tournament to help raise money for underprivileged school children. We will also be hosting the 2005 Region VII Leadership Conference here in the spring and have been busy preparing for that.

This fall we have contributed greatly to our community here in San Marcos. We have volunteered over one hundred fifty community service hours to Students with Alternative Transportation. This October, we celebrated Founders’ Day with a

great success with alumni support. After dinner we celebrated with our alumni, dates, and friends. We are hoping to get even more involvement for our future philanthropy events.

TEXAS TECH COLONY This semester has been a great one for Delta Chi at Texas Tech. We have over 20 members in our Beta class this fall and are continually recruiting more. Intramurals have proven to be a great tool in recruiting new members. The success of each of our teams shows that we are an organization to be recognized at Tech. Homecoming this year proved to be a great time. With the help of the ladies of Fashion Board, we

TARLETON We initiated the first spring class since 2000, remodeled several rooms in our house, initiated 14 Associates this November and received cash awards from the University for school spirit during Homecoming. This year we joined with Delta Zeta for Homecoming and had a great time. Their alumnae and our alumni had a great time at a fun tailgate party and a gathering at our house after the game. The lovely ladies of Delta Zeta have once again reaffirmed themselves as our favorites on campus. Other activities this semester included a Toga theme party, a brotherhood trip to Stephen F.

The Southeast Missouri Chapter celebrates Homecoming 2004 with alumni and chapter sweetheart. dinner at Saltlick in Driftwood. We have been celebrating our Founders’ Day at Saltlick for over four years, and more alumni show up every year. It was a

built our first float and won second place in the Homecoming parade. After the parade we held a tailgate party and an after party for the Fashion Board women.

Chartering Members and alumni of the Southwest Missouri State Chapter gather to show off their old and brand new charters. 14 ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005

Texas Tech brothers and members of the Beta class at fall pinning. Our alumni tailgate in October had an excellent turnout and gave many of the brothers a chance to meet and get to know our alumni. We are all looking forward to the spring alumni golf tournament. Our reputation continues to grow better and better with each event in which we participate. Our “Decades” party drew over 400, and everyone is excited to go to the White Carnation Formal with the brothers of New Mexico State.


Piro, we placed in the top five in two of them and won Alpha Xi Delta’s “Xi Man” competition. We also were named co-champions of Homecoming, led by our Chair, Jeremy McNatt. Soon it will be time for our annual Philanthropy event, King’s Crown. Since 2002, King’s Crown has raised over $100,000 for the Boys and Girls Club.


house. We are in full swing with renovations and improvements to our house. We would like to thank our alumni for all their assistance this semester. They helped tremendously with financial support in making this year a success. Special thanks go to Bruce Gould, who was fundraising chair, and also, Danny Scalise, our new ABT President, for all the advice and support he has given us. We also have a new website, which we welcome all to visit. ( We were fortunate this year to be able to celebrate Founders’ Day with Leadership Consultant Steven Meyer with a nice dinner. We were also joined by our new ABT President; our “BB”, Bill Arnold; and House Corporation Chair Joe Richards. Our intramural football team, ranked 4th going into the playoffs, is still alive. We beat our rival, Sigma Pi, 71-0.

friends, Pi Lambda Phi. It was the first time in years in which a fraternity has co-hosted a party with another fraternity; the turnout was beyond amazing. We also joined the whole Greek Com- WESTERN MICHIGAN munity in the 16th annual HallowThis semester we initiated 13 een Watch, in which groups pa- men, helping make us one of the trolled Richmond’s Fan District largest chapters on campus and allowing us to reach the pinnacle and monitored trick-or-treaters. of 1,000 initiated men in our history. We have been doing well in inWEST GEORGIA COLONY We had our best semester to tramural sports so far this year. We date. We successful competed in did very well in intramural footFlag Football, only to lose in the ball, and we are also expecting to playoffs. We have also had much do well in both basketball and volsuccess when it comes to socials leyball this upcoming semester. We have been actively particiand date nights. This semester pating in philanthropy events alone we have had three socials around the community, includand three date nights. We had an ing the St. Jude Children’s Reexcellent visit from Brian Brown, search Hospital. Our chapter’s who taught us a lot in our quest academic improvement has us on for our charter. pace for the Standards of Excellence academic award. We are WEST VIRGINIA TECH looking forward to an exciting After initiating six men in the spring in which we are hosting fall, we are alive and well. We the Region VI Conference, our have been working hard all term 13th annual powder-puff tournato improve upon many aspects of ment, and beginning the celebrathe Fraternity in and out of the tion of fifty years on campus.

The semester started off great with one of the biggest rush turnouts we have seen in years. Rush Chairs Ramsay Lanier and Fernando Gomez worked hard and eventually pinned seventeen associate members of the Alpha Zeta class. On October 17 we held the second annual Founders’ Day Banquet, which interested Founding Father Scott Bayers to fly in from San Francisco, California just for the event. He said that reuniting with the guys who he hasn’t seen in a while was the best thing to ever happen to him, and to, “…always keep brotherhood ahead of anything.” In intramurals we are once again the flag football champions, UNLV In spring 2004, we were named after defeating Theta Chi in overIntramural Rebel Cup Champi- time with a “Hail Mary” pass into ons. Then, during fall recruitment the end zone for the win. It was we were honored with best over- the classic battle for the rest of the all rush and outstanding Rush year on the field that night. The Chairs, Kris Smith and D’Andre brothers also were semi-finalist in Douglas. Together they helped us indoor soccer, falling short to the Ethiopian team for a loss. There is bring in 19 associates. To keep the winning streak we an alumni vs. brothers soccer were on going, we also partici- game and flag football game pated in three philanthropy planned soon for next semester. We ended the year with a events. Due to the guidance of our Philanthropy Chair, John huge party with our Greek Western Michigan celebrates the initiation of the fall 2004 class. The fall started off on a good note, with the Chapter’s members returning to the news of our sixth consecutive President’s Cup. Then, due to some changes in University policy, our rush program had to be completely revamped. The chapter has been very busy with public relations ranging from “Highway Cleanup” to “Rock the Vote” to even helping a local camp close up for the winter. The chapter has also been active in intramurals and is on the way to a winning season in basketball. Currently the Chapter is looking forward to our winter formal, which is set for Dec. 4.

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A Report Card on Basic Expectations Chapter Accounts Payable to Delta Chi

Update on Risk Management Probation Chapters that are still operating.

As of February 24, 2005, 100 of Delta Chi’s 121 operating Chapters and Colonies were current on their financial obligations with the Fraternity! Those groups and their support alumni are to be commended. The remaining 21 groups and their delinquencies are listed below.

For a comparison listing as well as an explanation of the various levels of probation, please see page 17 of the Fall/Winter ‘04 Quarterly. Out of 121 Chapters/Colonies, only 12 are currently on Risk Management Probation. Delta Chi commends those groups and individuals who are enjoying the Fraternity experience without putting it and those involved with it at risk.

Augusta Central Michigan* Chico* Davis DePauw Fullerton Gorham State* Jacksonville State* James Madison Livingston Long Beach* Montevallo New Mexico State Northern Arizona* Penn State Reno Rutgers Tarleton Valdosta* West Virginia Tech* Western Ontario

$1,041.10 $3,364.60 $15,178.82 $4,796.58 $742.20 $1,625.66 $4,924.71 $4,174.43 $180 $4,322.30 $5,528 $4,381.59 $3,718.58 $23,872.58 $6,421.60 $239.55 $1,706.57 $3,850 $13,010.39 $1,151.10 $1,033.30

Chapter/Colony Appalachian State Central Missouri Colorado State Illinois Lake Forest Marquette Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Northwest Missouri Rowan Valdosta

Violation Alcohol Alcohol/Hazing Alcohol Alcohol Hazing Alcohol Alcohol Hazing Hazing Alcohol/Hazing Alcohol Alcohol/Hazing


Release Date 12/31/05 12/31/05 5/1/05 5/31/06 4/1/05 5/1/05 12/31/05 5/31/06 12/31/05 12/31/05 5/31/05 12/31/05

*Currently an additional three (3) chapters/colonies and one of the chapters above are awaiting adjudication due to additional alleged violations of the Fraternity’s Risk Management Policy.

Housing Fund Loans Chapter Arizona Chico DePauw Florida Southern California

(as of February 28, 2005) Months Delinquent 21 2 24 33 47

Total Delinquent $54,600.00 $2,340.00 $20,260.86 $58,606.35 $43,851

*Is in violation of payment contract with Delta Chi.

Loans to the following House Corporations are current: Auburn, Behrend, Cornell, Fullerton, Iowa (2), Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, New Mexico State (2), Northwest Missouri, Oregon State (2), South Florida, and Texas A&M. Delta Chi appreciates your efforts!

Go to and click on “Conferences” to learn more!

North Coast Harbor Skyline Cleveland’s breathtaking skyline as viewed from North Coast Harbor features The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Steamship William G. Mather Maritime Museum, the U.S.S. Cod and Cleveland Browns Stadium.

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On October 2, 2004, eighteen area Delta Chi brothers met in Fayetteville, North Carolina and formed the Cape Fear Area Alumni Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. As the brothers met and got to know one another one thing was clear, their love for Delta Chi has never left and is still strong. Elections were held and all offices filled: “A” Miles Washburn, MA ’87, “B” Jitan

Patel, N. Carolina State ’99, “C” Jonathan Hassler, E. Carolina ’03, “D” Jason Wade, E. Carolina ’03, “E” Thomas Alcock, E. Carolina ’99, “F” John Johnson, Penn State ’61. Our webmaster is John Stamey, Clemson ’01. He is developing a web site for our chapter. In November we participated in the initiation of new Northeast Ohio petitioning group gathers for Founders’ Day. brothers into the Coastal Caro- Please contact either Justin Donnelly at or lina Colony in South Carolina. Steve Bossart at for information.

KEEPING IN TOUCH ALABAMA Captain Jay Atwood ’93, is a military attorney at Camp Shelby, MS. His Army reserve unit has been mobilized for possible deployment. ALBERTA Doug McLean ’98, is the IFC and Panhellenic Advisor at Alberta. Richard Schwabe ’00, married to Vanessa Seifner on August 23, 2003. (correction) Jason Gladue ’01, has achieved CPGA Class A Certification. Born to Brother and Mrs. Johnny Anderson ’04, a daughter, Katie Jean-Marie, on June 23, 2004. APPALACHIAN STATE Kevin Lee Dioquino ’93, married to Kathryn Claire Richards on October 9, 2004. ARIZONA Ed Hannah, Sr. ’48 was named 2004 Senior of the Year as part of the Young at Heart Festival in Columbus, OH. “The object is to give special attention to those who are active in their community, active in their lifestyle and who set an example for other seniors to follow,” says Jim Toms, publisher of the Suburban News Publications, which sponsors the festival. Hannah says, “Volunteering keeps me young.” Ed is a Pearl Harbor survivor and a former field secretary of the Fraternity from 1948. CLEMSON Born to Brother and Mrs. Christopher Diak ’94, a son, Keegan John, on July 14, 2004.

CORNELL Roy Payne ’52, was honored by Cornell President Lehman as a Foremost Benefactor of Cornell University on October 16, 2004 with a luncheon and a presentation. This expression of Cornell’s thanks is not a giving club. It is authorized only by a vote of the Cornell Board of Trustees.

Cornell President Jeffrey Lehman (left) with Roy R. Payne, Jr. ’52. DEPAUW Born to Brother and Mrs. Adam Yoder ’97, a son, Henry David, on October 19, 2004. EMBRY-RIDDLE Born to Brother and Mrs. Chris Hildebrandt ’95, a son, Connor James, on November 27, 2004. FERRIS STATE KoeKen C. Ong ’99, married to Rosa McNamara on October 9, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. Steven Harrington ’01, a daughter, Kathryn Nicole, on October 28, 2004. FLORIDA STATE Born to Brother and Mrs. Stewart Ebaugh ’88, a son, Ian Christian, on September 21, 2004.

FREDONIA Millington Lockwood ’91, married to Jill Walters on May 29, 2004. Robert Rogers, II ’91, married to Victoria B. Zaccagnino on June 26, 2004. Chris Loss ’94 recently won the 2004 Radio Megablast Award for the “Country Label Promotions Executive” part of the Radio Music Awards. Chris is the Director of Regional Promotion/West Coast for Disney's Lyric Street Records. He represents Rascal Flatts, SHeDAISY, Josh Gracin, Brian McComas and Aaron Tippin. GEORGIA TECH Born to Brother and Mrs. Jason D’Arcy ’93, a son, Daniel Gregory, on February 10, 2004. David S. Chellgren ’99, married to Kathryn Anne Eyler on July 17, 2004. HAYWARD Born to Brother and Mrs. Michael Solis ’03, a daughter, Alyssa Morgan, on November 18, 2004. HUNTSVILLE Born to Brother and Mrs. Julius Miller ’99, a son, Duncan Keith, on September 29, 2004. INDIANA Tim N. Trudell ’00, married to Laureen Martinez, on October 9, 2004. JACKSONVILLE STATE David Hale ‘70, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CancerVax Corp. since October 2000 and as a

member of its Board of Directors since December 2000. CancerVax is a biotechnology company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel biological products for the treatment and control of cancer. Its objective is to establish a position as a leader in the development and marketing of specific active immunotherapy and other biological products for the treatment and control of cancer. KANSAS STATE Born to Brother and Mrs. Dustin Baxter ’95, a son, Samuel Kelvin, on December 8, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. Jake Arnett ’98, a son, Owen Jacob, on August 9, 2004 Ryan Gedney ’99, married to Jennifer Rassette on November 6, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. Matt Charvat ’99, a son, Mason, on December 2, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. Chuck Harriman ’99, a daugher, Regan Josephine, on December 3, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. Justin Ricke ’01, a son, Jared William, on December 10, 2004. Lucas Bucl ‘03, married to Lindsay James on November 23, 2004. Todd Kohman ‘03 ,married to Leslie Perrin on November 6, 2004. KENT STATE Daniel Russell ’03, married to Missy Ruckman on July 17, 2004. ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005 17

Livingston residents traveling east from the corner of Highways 11 and 28 towards Highway 80 now have a new way to appreciate one of their most beloved couples. On June 7, 2004, the intersection was dedicated the Betty and Asa Green Highway. The dedication ceremony was held before a crowd of 50 of the Greens’ closest friends, former and current UWA faculty and staff members, UWA students and alumni and other Sumter County residents wishing to pay their respects to the Greens in the Webb Hall Parlor. Dr. Green spoke before the crowd, thanking Pierce Boyd, who set the events in motion, Gov. Bob Riley, Ad Boyd, Terry Bunn, Louise Nolen, Alex Saad and all who attended to support the memory of his wife, Betty, who passed away in November 2003.

Management in Houston, Texas. The company manages ships under contract to the U.S. Navy. Born to Brother and Mrs. Michael Woolbright ’86, twins, a son, Michael James, and a daughter, Madeline Kate, on November 14, 2004. Mike is a former “CC”, “DD” and Regent. MARQUETTE Michael Bolger ’00, married to Stacy Eldridge on November 6, 2004. MARYLAND Alan Heitz ’93, booked an episode of the USA television show, “MONK.” Filming began October 1, 2004. The episode aired in January. Heitz has also been seen on, “Frasier,” “Grounded for Life,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “King of Queens,” “America’s Most Wanted,” and will play the role of a police photographer in the upcoming film “Lemony Snickets” starring Jim Carrey.

Dr. Asa Green, his stepson, Steve Ross and Pierce Boyd display the new sign indicating the Betty and Asa Green Highway. Richard Wilson ’04, married to Anne Pinto on September 3, 2004. KETTERING-A Born to Brother and Mrs. Mark Kenworthy ’00, a daughter, Katherine Marie, on December 7, 2004. LIVINGSTON Alex Saad ’72, was elected President of the Board of Trustees for the University of West Alabama. Born to Brother and Mrs. Joe Sprague ’97, a son, Jakob Kimble, on September 1, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. James Butler ’98, a daughter, Mary Beth, on January 12, 2004. William Cassidy ’00, married to Casey McKenzie on October 23, 2004. LOUISIANA TECH Born to Brother and Mrs. Jesse Reich ’99, a son, William Martin, on September 24, 2004. Nathan Draper ’98, married to Amber Freeman on May 14, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. Michael Harris ’98, a daughter, Aubrey Reanna, on May, 10 2004. LONG BEACH James P. McGregor ’75, is President and COO of Ocean Ship 18 ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005

A “Tail” of Brothers

MICHIGAN George Stalk ’73, was recently featured on the front cover of

Nearly nine years later, Celebrity Fish Talk (Sports Publishing LLC, April 2005, $19.95) has become a reality with stories from the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Actor Kevin Costner, Ful- Andy Garcia, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, lerton ’77, and Dave Strege, Tiger Woods, Ted Williams, Gen. Fullerton ’77, shared more Norman Schwarzkopf, Bobby than the common bond of Knight and, of course, Costner. b ro t h e r h o o d a s m e m b e r s from the Fullerton Chapter. Little did either know that they would hook up again 20 years later on a project that would mix fishing and celebrities and that Costner would be one of the 100 or so celebrities. Strege, a sportswriter turned outdoors writer for the O r a n g e C o u n t y R e g i s t e r, came up with an idea about a book featuring celebrity fishing stories and ran the concept past Costner in 1996. The award-winning actor/ director didn’t hesitate. He embraced the idea and cast Costner provides a poetic Strege among his peers. description of fishing in the Strege attended celebrity book’s foreword, and in one functions –- mainly pro-am golf story talks about surviving his tournaments like the Bob Hope own Perfect Storm when he Classic and the AT&T at Pebble worked as a commercial fisherBeach — and started collecting man off Northern California one fishing stories from the stars. summer during his college days.

Fast Company, a magazine of business gurus that referred to him as the “World’s Best Strategist.” George’s newest book is Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? written with Rob Lachenaer. He has also written Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition Is Reshaping Global Markets. MICHIGAN STATE Jason M. Pociask ’03, married to Lindsay E. Lamb on June 19, 2004. MISSISSIPPI STATE Born to Brother and Mrs. Robert K. Hubbard, III ’88, a son, Robert Kellis Hubbard, IV, on March 7, 2004. Fishing means a great deal to Costner, and it’s not just about catching fish. For Costner, a day on the water fishing means getting closer to nature, closer to God. ”I feel badly for somebody who says, `I just don’t get what fishing is about,’” Costner says. “I guess you’ve had to grow up with it or something.” Strege writes narrative lead-ins to introduce the various chapters. He talks about Brad Pitt and the making of A River Runs Through It, a shark attack, funny game warden stories, fishing presidents, practical jokes in fishing and the one that got away. The tremendous support from his famous fraternity brother is not lost on Strege. ”Kevin really gave me the push I needed to pursue this one-of-a-kind book,” Strege says. “Kevin obviously took great pride and detail in making Dances with Wolves. You might say Celebrity Fish Talk is my equivalent, though on a much smaller scale.”

MONTCLAIR Born to Brother and Mrs. Don Gratale ’92, twin daughters, Eve Mae and Alexandrea Faye, on September 22, 2004. NORTH TEXAS James Lumpkin ’99, married to Ashley Bailey on November 20, 2004.

FAREWELL & PARTING These men have lived amongst us for a time, and we have been honored to call them Brothers. Now they are gone and we bid them a fond farewell at this parting. ABRACADABRA



Lewis B. Sherrill ’27, December 17, 2003

Richard F. Parrish ’31, December 7, 2004 Fred Grawe ’40, August 25, 2003 Albert A. Larsen ‘95

Robert C. Loiland ’51, December 11, 2003 Charles Palmer ’69, June 22, 2003


NORTHERN IOWA Born to Brother and Mr. Daniel Kruse ’90, a daughter, Brooklyn Danielle, on November 14, 2004.

Willard Hartley ’51, May 10, 2004 James Page ’53, November 17, 2004


John W. Thompson ‘54


Clark Allen ’40, January 22, 2004 William H. Boust ’48


OKLAHOMA STATE Fred Minnick ’01, was recently promoted to Staff Sergeant while he continues to serve in the Army in Iraq.

Allen H. Rechtermann ’74, May 29, 2003

Walter Levi ’48, April 25, 2004

PURDUE Born to Brother and Mrs. Kyle Klimek ’00, a son, Kaleb Joshua, on October 13, 2004. ROWAN Born to Brother and Mrs. Russell Berger ’96, a daughter, Kaitlyn Marie, on September 30, 2004. RUTGERS Born to Brother and Mrs. Damon Perry ’99, a son, Joshua, on August 31, 2004. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI James Allen ’94, married to Kari Briggs on October 16, 2004. Born to Brother and Mrs. James Prater ’01, a son, Alexander Aaron, on October 7, 2004. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Born to Brother and Mrs. David M. Smith ’95, a son, Cooper Michael, on December 9, 2004. TRI STATE Born to Brother and Mrs. Thad Greiner ’01, a son, Noah William, on October 17, 2004. TROY STATE Born to Brother and Mrs. Matthew Vier ’95, a daughter, Ansley Beth, on Sept. 24, 2004. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH Born to Brother and Mrs. Sean Manette ’92, a daughter, Rachel Anne, on May 30, 2004. WESTERN ONTARIO Born to Brother and Mrs. Jeffery McCarthy ’84, a daughter, Brooklyn, on August 26, 2004. WYOMING Born to Brother and Mrs. James Kagie ’97, a son, Jared James, on July 23, 2004.

Nils A. Jansen ’42, June 1, 2004


Larry A. Doss ’66, June 17, 2004

Charles W. Babcock ‘35 Lyle O. Amberg ’38, January 9, 2004 Alan M. Ptacek ’82, December 16, 2003




Don Ingram ’88, January 1, 2003

COLUMBIA William Colavolpe ’34, October 7, 2003

CORNELL Walter Schall, Jr. ‘41, May 17, 1998

DEPAUW Earl W. Wolf ’33, April 15, 2003 Dr. G. Frederick Lambert ’40, May 18, 2004

FLORIDA Rodrigo F. Barroso ’90

FULLERTON Gregory S. Janssen ’77, August 31, 2003

GEORGETOWN Clanence H. Churchman ’21, November 15, 2004 Kenneth D. Jordan ’43, January 10, 2003

GEORGIA SOUTHERN Ronald B. Ginn, January 6, 2005

GEORGIA TECH Raymond D. Moon

HOBART Alberto T. del Rosal ’93

HOUSTON Michael H. Rodriguez ’76, September 1, 2003

IDAHO Merlin L. Geddes ’33, January 6, 2003

ILLINOIS Ronald E. Larson ’62, December 14, 2004 Dennis C. Helton ’69, December 17, 2003

INDIANA Tom Gilliam ’41, May 21, 2004

Andrew F. Chaky ‘47, November 6, 1998 Cleo Schemp ’50, November 8, 2004

MICHIGAN Don C. Flowers ’51, August 31, 2004 Dennis King ’59, July 12, 2004 Charles Waite ’59, June 13, 2004


PENN STATE Charles W. Schlotter ’50, October 26, 2004

PURDUE Clyde S. Lyle ’29, September 28, 2004 Ross B. Lehman ’42, December 12, 2003

ROLLINS Sterling W. Hubbard ’71

S.M.U. John Williams ’59, May 21, 2004

MICHIGAN STATE George T. McCollough ’43, August 27, 2003 Richard A. Sterner ’52, March 27, 2003 Raymond J. Symons ’52, July 6, 2004 David Mandell ’54, December 26, 2004

SAN DIEGO William H. Forestelle ’42, June 25, 2003

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Merrill Rosenthal ’63, May 19, 2004

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI MISSISSIPPI STATE Michael C. Hardy ’75, October 21, 2003

James White ’95, January 2004

STANFORD James Woods ’50, March 2, 2003

MISSOURI Larry E. Cleaver ’76, November 17, 2004

NEBRASKA Robert W. Hird ‘34, September 23, 2001

NEW MEXICO STATE Steven Judd ’06, “A”, November 19, 2004 Rollie Wright, December 10, 2004

OHIO STATE Walter Craw ’43, October 22, 2004 Walter Barrington ‘51, April 11, 2002 Alan D. Sweet ‘80, June 19, 2004

OKLAHOMA Roy M. Long ’31, June 9, 1994 Theodore A. Armstrong ’40, January 23, 2003 John A. Stewart ’43, November 21, 2004 J. Delbert Brown ’48, November 11, 2004 James Elder ‘51, January 22, 2003

TEXAS Gerald S. Walker ’52, April 25, 2003 Frank J. Montalbano ’55, October 01, 2004

UNION Harry G. Markle ’33, December 9, 2003 Edwin Trefzger ’55, April 6, 2004

WASHINGTON Philip C. Canup ’53, September 22, 2004

WASHINGTON STATE Lewis Burden ’56, May 6, 2004

WESTERN MICHIGAN Terry Baylis ’83, October 4, 2004 Our sincerest apologies to: Curtis Camp, Parsons ’68 who we incorrectly listed in Farewell & Parting in the Winter/Spring 2002 Quarterly. ∆X Quarterly Winter/Spring 2005 19

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MOVING ? Send your mailing label with new address to: The Delta Chi Fraternity, International Headquarters P.O. Box 1817, Iowa City, IA 52244-1817 Phone: (319) 337-4811 FAX: ( 319) 337-5529 CHAPTERS ABRACADABRA-Univ of Calif-Berkeley-2721 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 ALABAMA -Univ of Alabama-Tuscaloosa-PO Box 11127, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 ALBERTA -Univ. of Alberta -Box 165 SUB, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7 AMERICAN -American Univ. -4400 Mass Ave. NW, Box 18, Washington, D.C. 20016 APPALACHIAN STATE -Appalachian State Univ. -Box 9084, Boone, NC 28607 ARIZONA -U. of Ariz. ARIZONA STATE-Arizona St Univ.-Sun Devil Inv. Ctr, PO Box 873001, Tempe, AZ 85287 AUBURN -Auburn U. -530 Biggio Dr., Auburn, AL 36830 AUGUSTA -Augusta Col. -2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904 BEHREND -Behrend Col. -3316 Buffalo Rd, Erie, PA 16510 BOWLING GREEN-Bowling Green St. Univ-1217 E Wooster, Bowling Green, OH 43403 BRYANT -Bryant Col-Box 3289, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 CAL POLY -Cal. Polytechnic State Univ. -PO Box 15633, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 CALIFORNIA UNIV.-PA -California Univ. of PA-PO Box 516, California, PA 15419-0516 CENTRAL MICHIGAN -Central Michigan Univ. - -1007 S. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 CENTRAL MISSOURI -Missouri State Univ. -Unit D Fraternity Complex, Warrensburg, MO 64093 CHICO -California State Univ. - Chico -PO Box 4932, Chico, CA 95927-4932 CLEMSON -Clemson Univ. -10174 Univ. Station, Clemson, SC 29632 COLORADO STATE-Colorado St. Univ-321 Myrtle St., Ft. Collins, CO 80521 CONNECTICUT -Univ. of Conn -Husky Village Bldg. #1A, Storrs, CT 06269 CORNELL - Cornell Univ. - % Brian Strahine, 536 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 DENISON -Denison Univ. -P.O. Box 0594, Granville, OH 43023 DEPAUW -DePauw U. -912 S Locust St., Greencastle,IN 46135 DUQUESNE -Duquesne University -600 Forbes Ave.,Pittsburgh, PA 15282 EAST CAROLINA - East Carolina Univ-422 Martin Luther King Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 EASTERN ILLINOIS EMBRY-RIDDLE -Embry-Riddle Aeron. Univ.-538 S Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 FERRIS STATE -Ferris State Univ. -805 Campus Dr.,Rankin Ctr. Rm 233, Box 155, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2226 FREDONIA -SUNY-Fredonia -SA Office Stu Ctr - SUNY, Fredonia, NY 14063 FROSTBURG -Frostburg St. Univ-Box 213 LaneCtr., FSU, Frostburg, MD 21532 FULLERTON -California State Univ.- Fullerton 2100 Associated Rd., Fullerton, CA 92631 GANNON – Gannon U. – 510 Myrtle St., Erie, PA 16501 GEORGIA -Univ. of Georgia -677 S Milledge Ave.,Athens, GA 30605 GEORGIA SOUTHERN-Georgia Southern University-1601 Chandler Rd., Statesboro, GA 30458 GEORGIA TECH -Georgia Institute of Tech-170 Fifth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-2512 GORHAM STATE -Univ. of Southern Maine -23 Preble St., Gorham, ME 04038 HAYWARD -California St. Univ.-Hayward -25036 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542 HOBART -Hobart Col. -574 S Main, Geneva, NY 14456 HUNTSVILLE -Univ. of AL-Huntsville -606 C John Wright Dr., Huntsville, AL 35805 IDAHO -Univ. of Idaho -PO Box 3076, Moscow, ID 83843 ILLINOIS -Univ. of IL -%Brian Medina, 903 S. First St., Apt. 212, Champaign, IL 61820 IOWA -Univ. of Iowa -309 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246 JACKSONVILLE STATE - Jacksonville State Univ.-PO Box 3062 JSU, Jacksonville, AL 36265 JAMES MADISON-James Madison Univ-MSC 3518, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 JOHNSTOWN -Univ. of Pittsburgh -Johnstown — Box 0288, UPJ, Johnstown, PA 15907 KANSAS -Univ. of Kansas -1245 W Campus Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044 KANSAS STATE -Kansas St. Univ. -508 Sunset, Manhattan, KS 66502 KENT STATE -Kent St. U. -312 E Main., Kent, OH 44240 KETTERING A-Kettering Univ-1700 W 3rd Ave., Flint,MI 48504 KETTERING B -Kettering Univ. -1700 W. 3rd Ave., Flint, MI 48504 LAKE FOREST -Lake Forest College -555 N Sheridan Rd., Box D1, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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LIVINGSTON -Univ. of West Alabama -Drawer CC, Livingston, AL 35470 LONG BEACH -CSU-Long Beach -1067 Grand Ave. #1, Long Beach, CA 90804 LOUISIANA TECH -LA Tech Univ. -201 Everett St., Ruston, LA 71270 MANKATO -Minnesota State Univ. -Mankato -1300 Warren St., Mankato, MN 56001 MARQUETTE -Marquette Univ. 845 N. 16th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 MARYLAND -Univ. of Maryland -4603 College Ave, College Park, MD 20740 MIAMI -Miami U. -131 E Withrow, Oxford, OH 45056 MICHIGAN STATE -Michigan St. Univ. -101 Woodmere Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823 MINNESOTA -Univ. of Minnesota -1601 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 MISSISSIPPI STATE -Mississippi State Univ. -Drawer GK, Mississippi State, MS 39762 MISSOURI -Univ. of Missouri -111 E Stewart Rd.,Columbia, MO 65203 MONTCLAIR -Montclair State Univ. -Stu Ctr Box 103 SGA Off, Upper Montclair, N.J. 07043 MONTEVALLO -Univ. of Montevallo -Drawer AC, Montevallo, Al 35115 NEW HAVEN -Univ. of New Haven -PO Box 8937, West Haven, CT 06532 NEW MEXICO STATE-New Mexico St. Univ.-PO Box 3893, Las Cruces, NM 88003 NORTH CAROLINA STATE -North Carolina St. Univ. NORTHEAST MISSOURI -Truman State Univ. -904 S First St., Kirksville, MO 63501 NORTHERN ARIZONA-Northern Arizona Univ. -318 S Humphreys, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 NORTHERN COLORADO -Univ. of No. Colorado -1803 10th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631 NORTHERN ILLINOIS -Northern Illinois Univ. -1114 Blackhawk, De Kalb, IL 60115 NORTHWEST MISSOURI -Northwest Missouri State Univ.— 219 W Second St., Maryville, MO 64468 NORTHWESTERN-Northwestern Univ-619 Colfax Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 OSHKOSH -Univ. of WI at Oshkosh -911 Wisconsin St., Oshkosh, WI 54901 PENN STATE-Penn State Univ. -424 E Fairmount Ave., State College, PA 16801-5714 PURDUE-Purdue Univ. -501 Russell St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 RADFORD-Radford University- Box 6898 Radford Univ., Radford, VA 24142 RENO – U. of NV - Reno – 15570 Pinion, Reno, NV 89521 ROWAN -Rowan University -5 Eben St., Glassboro, NJ 08028 RUTGERS-Rutgers University-15 Bartlett St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE - South Dakota St. Univ. -USU 065 Box 2815, Brookings, SD 57007 SOUTH FLORIDA- South Florida University-CTR 2432, 4202 E Fowler Ave. GKY 4072, Tampa, FL 33620 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI -Southeast Missouri State Univ-330 N Pacific, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-Univ. of Southern California -920 W 28th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007 SYRACUSE-Syracuse Univ-303 University Pl., 228E Schine Ctr., Syracuse, NY 13244 TEXAS STATE -Texas State Univ. -PO Box 2500, San Marcos, TX 78666 STEPHEN F AUSTIN-Stephen F Austin Univ. -Stu. Act. Box 13021 SGA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3021 TARLETON -Tarleton State Univ. -Box T-1557, Tarleton Station, TX 76402 TEXAS - U. of Texas - 2641 Rio Grande, Austin,TX78705 TEXAS A&M -Texas A&M Univ. -11490 Walnut Rd., College Station, TX 77845 TRI-STATE – Tri-State U. – 112 S Darling, Angola, IN 46703 TROY STATE -Troy State Univ. -PO Box 820633 TSU, Troy, AL 36082 UNLV-Univ. Las Vegas-Box 452008, 4505 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154-2008 VALDOSTA -Valdosta State Col. -PO Box 1142, Valdosta, GA 31603-1142 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH -VA Commonwealth Univ3423 Kensington Ave. Apt. 2, Richmond, VA 23221 VIRGINIA TECH -Virginia Polytech. Inst. and St. Univ. -560 Cinnabar Rd, Christiansburg, VA 20473 WASHINGTON -Univ. of WA -1819 NE 47th St., Seattle, WA 98105 WASHINGTON STATE -Washington St Univ.- 800 NE Monroe St., Pullman, WA 99163 WEST CHESTER-West Chester Univ-202 Sykes Union Bldg., West Chester, PA 19383 WEST VIRGINIA TECH -West Virginia Inst. of Tech.-621 First Ave., Montgomery, WV 25136

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WESTERN CAROLINA -Western Carolina Univ.-PO Box 1215, Cullowhee, NC 28723 WESTERN ILLINOIS WESTERN MICHIGAN -Western Michigan Univ. -1503 Fraternity Village Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 WHITEWATER -Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater -PO Box 115, Whitewater, WI 53190 WINDSOR -Univ. of Windsor -408 Indian Rd., Windsor, ON, Canada N9C 2M4 COLONIES BINGHAMTON-Binghamton Univ of SUNY-%DanMeyer, BU Box 6689, PO Box 6006, Binghamton, NY 13902 COASTAL CAROLINA-Coastal Carolina Univ-PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054 COLORADO-Univ. of Colorado-1135 11th St.,Boulder,CO 80302 DAVIS-Univ of California-Davis-PO Box 72432, Davis,CA 95617 HOFSTRA-Hosfstra University-260 Stu. Ctr., 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000 ILLINOIS STATE-Illinois State Univ.-P.O. Box 323, Normal, IL 61761 IOWA STATE - Iowa State Univ. - c/o Greek Affairs Office, B-6 Memorial Union, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50014 KENTUCKY-Univ. of Kentucky-PO Box 741, Georgetown, KY 40324 L.S.U. - Louisiana State Univ. - Office of Greek Affairs, 137 Johnston Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 MARSHALL-Marshall University-Student Act., MSC Ste. 2W38, One John Marshall Dr., Huntington, WV 25755 MICHIGAN-Univ. of Michigan-1705 Hill St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 OHIO STATE -Ohio State Univ. -Ohio Union #314, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210 OKLAHOMA-Univ of Oklahoma-PO Box 2722, Norman, OK 73070 OKLAHOMA STATE-Oklahoma State Univ., PO Box 722, Stillwater, OK 74076 OREGON STATE-Oregon State Univ.-203 NW 13th St., Corvallis, OR 97331 PITTSBURGH-Univ. of Pittsburgh-255 Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 RHODE ISLAND-Univ. of Rhode Island-PO Box 1941, Kingston, RI 02881 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-Southern Illinois Univ-502 Freeman St., Carbondale, IL 62901 SOUTHWEST MISSOURI-Southwest Missouri St-901 S National, Off. Stu. Act., Springfield, MO 65806 TEXAS TECH-Box 42031-146, Lubbock, TX 79409-2031 WEST GEORGIA-St. Univ of West Georgia-1616 Maple St., Carrollton, GA 30117 WESTERN ONTARIO -Univ. of Western Ontario-% Matthew Balaban, 73 Meridene Crescent West, London, ON N5X 2M2 Canada WILLIAM & MARY-College of William & Mary-%James Goodwin, CSU 1908, PO Box 8793, Williamsburg, VA 23186 ALUMNI CHAPTERS ARIZONA VALLEY-Pres. Russ Gunther, IAST ’89, BLUEGRASS -Pres. Stephen Meyer, Jr., Louisville ’92, CAPE FEAR AREA-Pres. Miles Washburn, Mass '87, CAPITAL AREA-Pres. Michael Magri, John ’84, CHARLOTTE AREA-Pres. Bobby L. Dewrell, Troy St.’95, COLUMBUS -Pres. Paul Bohlman, Ohio State ’70, DALLAS/FORT WORTH-Pres. John Gioffredi, IA St. ’78, GREAT LAKES-Pres. Barry Aronson, NW AL, 289 Tanager Ct.,Deerfield, IL 60015 ILLINOIS -Pres. Ray Mathews, IL ’76, LOS ANGELES -Pres. Michael Woolbright, LB ’86, SACRAMENTO AREA-Pres. John Shelby, Sac '86, TAMPA BAY-Michael Shelton, FL ’98, SOUTH FLORIDA -Pres. Michael Agnello, Mich. St. ’81, THREE RIVERS-Pres. Tom Horowitz, Mich. St. ’87, TORONTO-Pres. John Dean OsgH ’66,

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