Quarterly Fall/Winter 2009
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Letter from the “AA”
2009 Founders’ Day Message Inside The Quarterly Volume 106 Number 3 Fall/Winter 2009
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From the “AA” The V Foundation Cover Story Donor List State of the Chapters Risk Management Chapter Situations Cover Story Continued Chapter Luminaries Delta Chis at War Keeping in Touch Farewell & Parting Call to Convention
Delta Chi Quarterly (USPS 152-660) Published quarterly in Iowa City, Iowa by The Delta Chi Fraternity Editorial and Business Office P.O. Box 1817, 314 Church Street Iowa City, IA 52244 Periodicals Postage paid at Iowa City, Iowa 52244 and at additional mailing offices Printed by The Ovid Bell Press, Inc. Fulton, MO. Three-year subscription $35 Five-year subscription $50 Address Changes Send all notices of address changes to: Delta Chi International Headquarters P.O. Box 1817, Iowa City, IA 52244-1817 319.337.4811 Fax: 319.337.5529 Editor: Raymond D. Galbreth, MO ’69 Assistant Editor: Zac Cole, NIU ’03 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our website at www.deltachi.org Layout and Design Drew Dallet, Kent State ’93 Boom Creative, Inc. E-mail: email@example.com www.boom-creative.com Please Help Delta Chi Save Money! If you would like to receive the Quarterly electronically instead of in paper format, email HQ@deltachi.org and let us know. This will save Delta Chi both printing and postage costs.
What a great time of year to celebrate the founding of Delta Chi! The cooler fall temperatures, football season and homecoming celebrations across the country are bringing our alumni back to campus. It is an opportunity to reflect on the year that will soon come to a close as we look forward to the coming year. I think about so many experiences we all have throughout our lives as Delta Chis, with some of the best memories being those late night talks with chapter brothers, when we realized they became more than our friends, they became family. Delta Chi celebrates 119 years since its founding in Ithaca, New York, and it is great to hear about so many Founders’ Day celebrations going on throughout the country. A few weeks ago I traveled to Montana for a Delta Chi brother’s wedding and found out I would be near the burial site of Founder Alphonse Derwin Stillman. Heading to Glacier National Park on an early morning with another brother who was also attending the wedding, we stopped at the cemetery to visit Founder Stillman’s grave. The view of the mountains in the background was a spectacular setting, and we reflected on how far Delta Chi has come since its founding. At some point this fall we will reach
our 100,000th initiate - a truly exciting and historic milestone. The fraternity continues to grow and is bringing the Delta Chi experience to campuses throughout the country. When I thought about the weekend and the life events experienced, I realized not one of the wedding guests was my chapter brother. They were brothers I met after graduation through my travels and involvement in the fraternity. It really put some perspective on how our brotherhood can impact our lives and how important these relationships can be after college life. Fraternity is still relevant today, and Delta Chi is working hard to meet the challenges in today’s ever changing world. Delta Chi remains true to our Founders’ principles of Friendship, Character, Justice and Education, and it is our responsibility to apply these principles in our daily lives. We must diligently teach the core values in our ritual to the current and next generation of brothers. The future of our brotherhood depends on it, and there are many to thank for their donations of time and money to the Fraternity and our Educational Foundation. I hope the coming year is one that affords every member the ability to consider an effort of support to Delta Chi in some way. As technology and social media continue to develop, it is opening up a whole new channel for Delta Chis to communicate. In fact you may have been alerted to this message from a Tweet or Facebook posting! Demographics are changing so rapidly that what was just recently for children or college students now engages multiple generations - an exciting development in connecting our brotherhood in ways we never imagined. I hope you will stay informed by checking our website, subscribing to the monthly In-Brief newsletter and other forms of communication as you adopt them. I hope you will consider joining your fellow brothers this spring at a Regional Leadership Conference, as well as making your plans for Convention in New Orleans in August 2010. Delta Chi is making a difference in our lives, and I wish every brother a Happy Founders’ Day! In the Bond,
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Tom Horowitz, “AA” Michigan State ’87 Life Loyal
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founders’ final places P of rest p ^0@206 by Aaron Otto • Kansas State ’98 & Regent for Region IV
It is amazing to think that after nearly 120 years of existence, Delta Chi did not know the exact location of each of our founding fathers’ final resting place. Surprisingly, eight of the 11 Founders did not move far from their collegiate stomping grounds of Cornell. In fact, nearly all of them are buried within three hours drive of Ithaca, New York. When one considers how less mobile society was during the late half of the 19th and early half of the 20th century – a time when airplanes, automobiles, and telephones were not yet utilized by the masses – it should not be terribly surprising that most of our Founders stayed close to their roots throughout their lives.
Albert Sullard Barnes
Thomas D. Watkins
Edward Richard O’Malley
Less than 1.5 hours drive southeast of Ithaca you can find Albert Sullard Barnes who died 17 July 1935 in Franklin, New York, at age 66 in the same house where he had been born. He was buried in the Floral Park cemetery, 104 Burbank Avenue, Johnson City, NY. He is in Section 3. Lot 29 (behind the mausoleum for the Elmer family). He is buried in his wife’s, Katharine Heermans; family plot.
Thomas D. Watkins is buried just 30 miles north of Crandall in the Forest Hill Cemetery, 2201 Oneida Street, Utica, NY. After a brief illness, Watkins died in his Utica home on 25 December 1912 at age forty-two. The local newspaper printed the following lines in tribute to Founder Watkins: “He was respected by all who knew him, for ‘Tom’ Watkins was a loyal friend, a zealous attorney for all clients, whether their cases were small or large, and a good citizen in the best sense of the word.”
Just under three hours northwest of Ithaca lie three historic Delta Chis. The first is Edward Richard O’Malley, who died 30 May 1935 in Buffalo, New York, at the age of seventy-two. He is buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, 800 Pine Ridge in Cheektowaga, NY in Section F lot 284. In tribute to O’Malley, former President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Mr. O’Malley is a mighty fine exhibit of good citizenship and has made a good record.” O’Malley’s tombstone is one of only two Founders that list some of his life accomplishments including his service as Justice of the New York Supreme Court. O’Malley’s younger brother, James, was also an International President of The Delta Chi Fraternity.
Myron McKee Crandall Approximately two hours east of Ithaca Myron McKee Crandall was laid to rest when he passed away on 25 August 1931, two days before his sixty-fourth birthday, in West Winfield. He was buried in the East Winfield cemetery located approximately two miles east of West Winfield. Leave West Winfield on main street heading east, then go over a set of railroad tracks, then through a four corner intersection, then after ½ a mile there are buildings on the right, and the East Winfield cemetery (city does not exist anymore) is approximately ¼ mile north of the highway. He is buried there in his family plot with his wife Majorie, his brother and parents. At Crandall’s funeral, Albert Sullard Barnes, another founder of Delta Chi, represented the fraternity as an honorary pallbearer.
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Also buried in Forest Hills Cemetery is Frank E. Thomas in his family plot. There is no marker for Frank, but the rest of his family is identified with a tombstone. According to some accounts, Thomas was actively involved in the inception of the Fraternity in the 1889-90 school year. The primary reason for denying him as a founder appears to be that he did not return to Cornell during the fall of 1890. North of those of Watkins and Thomas in Camden, NY, or approximately 2.5 hours north of Ithaca, one can find the final resting place of Albert T. Wilkinson. He is buried with his wife Arderlla May Brown in Forest Park Cemetery on highway 13 near Rome, NY. Enter the cemetery from the first (west) entrance on the left hand side of the road and follow the outer loop around to the North/Northeast corner. If the cemetery was a clock face then Wilkinson would be located on the 1 o’clock position on the outer edge (ring) of the cemetery. Wilkinson served as the first International Treasurer of the Delta Chi Fraternity.
Only a 10-minute drive west of O’Malley’s gravesite lays Frederick Bagley who, on December 3, 1890, was the first person to go through the full initiation. His son, Roger, who was a Delta Chi from the Buffalo Chapter, claimed that his father felt that he should have been considered a Founder of the Fraternity as he was “there from the beginning.” Bagley was a law partner of Thomas A. J. Sullivan later in life. Bagley is buried in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY in Lot 537 Section 27 in his family plot with his wife Mary A. Strobel.
Frederick Moore Whitney Only about 30 miles to the east of O’Malley’s/ Bagley’s final resting
COVER STORY site lays Fredrick Moore Whitney. Whitney’s gravesite is located just a mile north of the Eastman Kodak World Headquarters in Rochester, NY. Whitney died 10 October 1942. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery, 2650 Lake Avenue, Lot 54 H2 107 in Rochester, on 13 October 1942, the fifty-second anniversary of the founding of Delta Chi.
Thomas A.J. Sullivan On your way back east from Whitney’s gravesite you can find Thomas A.J. Sullivan’s grave site in Fairport, NY, 1.5 hours north/northwest of Ithaca. After a brief illness, Sullivan died 26 October 1924 in Buffalo. He was buried in Fairport, NY at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery with his wife Mary, who passed on almost 20 years before Thomas. For directions to the cemetery contact the Assumption Church located on 20 East Avenue, Fairport, NY. It administers the cemetery.
Owen Lincoln Potter Owen Lincoln Potter’s burial site is located near the New York State Capitol in Albany, just a few hours east of Ithaca is the most eastern burial site in the States. After a long illness, Owen Lincoln Potter died in Albany on 11 May 1934; he was sixty-eight years of age. His death was reported on the front page of the local newspaper. He was buried in Lot 28 Section 116 of the Rural Cemetery of Albany, Route 32/Broadway, Albany, NY. Potter served as the first International President of the Delta Chi Fraternity.
Monroe Marsh Sweetland The Founder who is buried closest to where it all started at Cornell in 1890 is Monroe Marsh Sweetland. Aged eighty-three years, Sweetland died 12 February 1944 in
Ithaca and is buried with his wife Georgia at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY. During the 1990 centennial convention held in Syracuse and Ithaca, many of those attending visited Sweetland’s grave and placed a wreath of white carnations there. His tombstone reads, “Mason, K.T. I.O.O.F Monroe Marsh Sweetland, born in Dryden, son of George J. and Hannah Marsh Sweetland was county clerk, recorder, city judge, county judge, surrogate, United States commission, graduate of Union College, Albany Law School, and Cornell university, founder of the Delta Chi college fraternity, member of the American and New York State Bar Associations, Methodist church, Masonic Odd Fellows, and other fraternities. A supporter of the Constitution and the United States. A believer in the Christian religion and the noblest motive is the public good.” Sweetland often returned to alumni events hosted by the Cornell Chapter. He apparently was also a Founder of the local Delta Tau Delta Chapter at Cornell.
Peter Schermerhorn Johnson The only founding fathers not buried in New York State were Johnson, Stillman, and Gorham. Although he earned a law degree from Cornell in 1891, due to a severe hearing loss, Peter Schermerhorn Johnson chose business over the legal profession. After graduation, he formed a partnership with his father in an oil and gas business in Bolivar, New York. Johnson later moved to Woodfield, Oregon, where he was associated with Andrew Mellon in a natural gas business. He then operated a hardware business in Colorado. In 1908, Johnson moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, at about the time the commercial oil and gas business began to develop in that area. In 1914, Johnson married Clara von Gonten of Tulsa. They had no children. At age seventy-seven, Johnson, the last surviving Founder of Delta Chi, died 23 September 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery 1133 East 11th Street in Tulsa with his mother Gertrude Schermerhorn Johnson (1845 – 1914) and Joseph White Johnson (a Civil War veteran as a Lieutenant in the 7th New Jersey Infantry) in a family plot located in Section 3 Block 130 SE Quarter lot #2.
Alphonso Derwin Stillman Two years before he died, Alphonso Derwin Stillman suffered a severe stroke. He spent his last years under the care of his son Adee (named after the combination of his parent initials A.D. and E.E.). Previously he was active in Montana politics and agriculture. Adee Stillman, A.D.’s only child, married Mary in 1940. Adee served in World War II and died in 1978. His wife, Mary, was a pioneer in her own right. She was the first single woman to obtain a residential home loan on her own in the 1930s. During letter correspondence in 1997 and a personal interview in 2009, Mary said “A.D. lived his life with gusto, had some tough financial problems and died of pneumonia. His son loved and respected him. His handshake was a deal with him. His word was solid.” A.D. Stillman’s gravesite remained unmarked for several decades. Mary Stillman purchased a flat tombstone for A.D. following the death of her husband Adee. He is buried in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell, Montana in lot 22A section F grave 2 (flat tombstone next to marker 29a). Stillman’s first wife, Mimmie, never remarried. When she died she left her estate to the Pendleton Community Foundation. There is a small park called Stillman Park that exists today, and a permanent fund was established to maintain it. There is an impressive granite marker in the park.
John Milton Gorham The only Founder not buried in the United States is John Milton Gorham who was cremated in London, England in 1943. Gorham served as the first International Vice President of The Delta Chi Fraternity. For more information about Gorham please see the spring/summer 2008 issue of the Quarterly which can be found at www.deltachi.org/quarterly under “previous issues.” The Fraternity is truly indebted to M. Frank Gilbreath, Texas State alumnus, and Stephen Henson, LA Tech alumnus, for their research on the Founders. Continued on p.10
For more pictures of the founders’ final resting places, maps and other updated information please visit www.deltachi.org/history.
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Delta Chi Loyalty Fund Donors
2008-09 Delta Chi Loyalty Fund Donors
Please join the Loyal Delta Chis listed below who have stood up to be counted during the 2008-2009 school year with gifts to their Fraternity. ABRACADABRA
Lawrence Poundstone ’34
Jon Ginsberg . . . . . . . ’94 Gregory Otten . . . . . . . ’96 BRIAN SEELINGER . . .’98
Jack Lukemeyer . . . . . ’54 MIKE MOSKOS . . . . . . ’85
LM# Phillip Basciano . . . . . ’09 LM# Matthew Richardson . ’09 EAST CAROLINA
LM# Thomas Brown . . . . . . ’90 • Jonathan Stovall . . . . . ’02
Michael Nichols . . . . . ’93
Terry Chayra . . . . . . . . ’82 LM# Charlie Hong . . . . . . . . ’95
LM CARL BREHMER . . . . ’60 LM# Robert Dunn . . . . . . . . . . . L•• Chad Wolett . . . . . . . . ’94 AUBURN
L•• LM# LM# L••
Mike Carroll . . . . . . . . . Douglas Harding . . . . . Eric Kerstetter . . . . . . . Gary Monk . . . . . . . . . Cary F. Poole . . . . . . . .
’71 ’57 ’00 ’65 ’80
Leonard Manning . . . . ’81 Mark Smith . . . . . . . . . ’03
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PATRICK ALDERDICE Dick McKaig . . . . . . . . Mark Peterson . . . . . . Scott Van Zant . . . . . .
David Cloutier . . . . . . . ED FUSCO . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Gonchar . . . . . . Patrick Phelan . . . . . . . BILL TALLMAN . . . . . . Wally Tiedemann . . . .
’92 ’66 ’77 ’80
LM# Stephen Bickerton . . . ’08 LM# Patrick Dehnart . . . . . . ’09 L•• Jim Marascio . . . . . . . ’93
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Russ Driscoll . . . . . . . . Mike Geary . . . . . . . . . David Mica . . . . . . . . . Kori Padron . . . . . . . . . John Seeberger . . . . .
CHUCK MANCUSO . . . ’84
Benjamin Carkey . . . . . ’07
LM# Theodore Vergis . . . . . ’09 CALIFORNIA UNIV-PA
Dino DiBernardi . . . . . ’76
LM# Paul Nagrant . . . . . . . . ’09 CENTRAL MISSOURI
Steve Gallo . . . . . . . . . ’04
L CHAD BRUE . . . . . . . . ’95 LM# Garrett Truax . . . . . . . . ’96 COLORADO STATE
Tim Ulrich . . . . . . . . . . ’04
Steven Goldberg . . . . . ’89 Andrew Ouimet . . . . . . ’09 Paul Picciani . . . . . . . . ’89 Ronald Topping . . . . . .’58 John Tunila . . . . . . . . . ’81
LM# Kyle Salzberger . . . . . . ’09 CREIGHTON
Jason Fleury . . . . . . . . 00
Jack Klosterman . . . . . ’98
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LM# Scott Day . . . . . . . . . . . ’04 • Christopher Diak . . . . . ’94 •• David Steinberg . . . . . ’92
LM# Kevin Caffrey . . . . . . . . ’06 • Jason Smith . . . . . . . . ’04
Tom Mullaney . . . . . . . ’96
Michael Greedy . . . . . . ’67 Michael Morrissey . . . ’82 Thomas Restelli . . . . . ’72
Paul Bazan . . . . . . . . . ’90
’57 ’90 ’77 ’10 ’81
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Rusty Williams . . . . . . ’05
Shaun Black . . . . . . . . Glenn Sarigumba . . . . Drewman Smith . . . . . Lyle Sprinkle . . . . . . . .
’04 ’96 ’94 ’96
Patrick Constantine . . .’76
LM# Brendan Csaposs . . . . ’09 L DUANE MEYER . . . . . .’58 HUNTSVILLE
LM# Jesse Dougherty . . . . . ’09 LM# George Preussel . . . . . ’09 IDAHO
John Tate . . . . . . . . . . . ’64
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Mark Borelli . . . . . . . . . Raymond Borelli . . . . . Lynn Dueser . . . . . . . . Frank Voris . . . . . . . . .
’81 ’58 ’63 ’61
LM# Jared Broderick . . . . . . ’05 LM# Justin Broderick
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Warren Etcheson . . . . Kirk Hansen . . . . . . . . . Marc Solondz . . . . . . . Gene Tanner . . . . . . . .
’42 ’77 ’87 ’55
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MARQUEZ BROWN . . Doug Galbreth . . . . . . . Bob Hamlin . . . . . . . . . James Kunik . . . . . . . . Mark Law . . . . . . . . . .
’10 ’04 ’86 ’88 ’97
Scott Schaefer . . . . . . ’85
Robert Elliott . . . . . . . . ’64 MIKE WOOLBRIGHT . ’86
LM# Robert Clark . . . . . . . . ’89 L# Stephen Henson L# John Ziegler . . . . . . . . ’10 LOUISVILLE
Eddy Beavers . . . . . . . ’85
L# Mike Davy . . . . . . . . . . ’10 LM# Brian Oftedahl . . . . . . . ’05 MARQUETTE
LM# Sean Allen . . . . . . . . . . ’08 LM# Justin DeLockery . . . . ’09
LM# Gary Coleman LM# Quinn Eddins . . . . . . . ’94 L• Michael Spica . . . . . . . ’00
Shawn Johnson . . . . . ’08
L• Steven Meyer . . . . . . . ’04 LM# Chris Miller . . . . . . . . . ’84 L•• Jim Underwood . . . . . ’51 KANSAS STATE
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TOM HANEY . . . . . . . . MATT KILLINGSWORTH Tony McClain . . . . . . . AARON OTTO . . . . . . .
’70 ’02 ’00 ’98
LM# Mark Hoerrner . . . . . . ’10 KENT STATE
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Dwight Barnhart Steve Bossart . . . . . . . ’90 Darren Talbert . . . . . . . ’91
Matthew Juszczyk . . . ’06 Paul Phillips . . . . . . . . ’03
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Bruce Adams . . . . . . . Christopher Gray . . . . Grant Herrin . . . . . . . . David LaCour . . . . . . . Glenn Weiss . . . . . . . .
’07 ’93 ’07 ’91 ’84
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• Joshua Fisher . . . . . . . ’10 LM# Adam Quigley . . . . . . . ’11
’92 ’73 ’09 ’72 ’95 ’77
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Russell Griffin . . . . . . . ’67 DWIGHT KENSIL . . . . ’80 Thomas Kochevar . . . .’90
LM# Michael Deseno . . . . . ’97 LM# Scott Jones . . . . . . . . . ’94 LIVINGSTON
Rodney Harris . . . . . . . ’69
Erik Stein . . . . . . . . . . . ’92
Thomas Simpson . . . . ’68 MILES WASHBURN . . ’87
Anthony Cosentino . . . ’83
L•• Jeff Schoenherr . . . . . ’91 LM# Charles Wineland . . . . ’09 •• Barry Wood . . . . . . . . ’61 MICHIGAN STATE
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David Bennett . . . . . . . ’82 GREG HAUSER . . . . . . ’75 Tom Horowitz . . . . . . . ’87
Douglas Gillespie . . . . ’63
L# Ray Galbreth . . . . . . . . ’69 LM# Mark Sexton . . . . . . . . ’93 MISSOURI STATE
Mark Sluss . . . . . . . . . ’87 Matthew Wolniewicz . ’88
Stephen Bianchi . . . . . ’79
Adam Jones . . . . . . . . ’08
Zachary Cole . . . . . . . . ’03 T. J. McGinnis . . . . . . . ’07
Jeffrey Austin . . . . . . . ’10 MARK SCHRAMKA
PAUL BOHLMAN . . . . ’70 Monte Johnson . . . . . .’69 Coleman Menyhert . . . ’49
LM# Eric Woodworth . . . . . ’94 OREGON STATE
• Corwin Hardy . . . . . . . ’08 L•• Mark Landstrom . . . . . ’83 LM# Kyle Waletich . . . . . . . ’08 OSHKOSH
MIKE MORIARTY . . . . ’71
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R. C. Damle . . . . . . . . . Frank Graves . . . . . . . . Curtis Hayes Brent McGill . . . . . . . . Timothy Poe . . . . . . . . Brendan Puthoff . . . . .
Marcus Salinas . . . . . . ’89
TEXAS TECH TRI-STATE
LM# Donald Stripling . . . . . ’70 L•• Trent Unterbrink . . . . . ’98 TRUMAN STATE
Phillip Busick . . . . . . . ’10 Larry Nothnagel . . . . . ’79
Michael D. Rimer . . . . ’86 Scott Turer . . . . . . . . . ’89
Mark Kimball . . . . . . . . ’85
LM# John R. Helter II . . . . . ’06 LM# Matthew Hemmerly . . ’09
Robert Bayers . . . . . . . ’91
LM# Christopher Marshall . ’09
LM# Peter Kroner . . . . . . . . ’09 • Christian Turner . . . . . ’03
Paul Cox . . . . . . . . . . . ’87 CHRIS DOUVILLE . . . . ’86
LM# Albert Becker . . . . . . . . ’09 LM# James Anderson . . . . . ’64 •• David Holm WAYNE STATE
LM# Ryan Bushey . . . . . . . . ’07 LM# William Zeranski . . . . . ’07
Peter Henderson . . . . . ’04
Alan Harrison . . . . . . . ’03
Thomas Viola . . . . . . . ’82
NEW MEXICO STATE
Travis Covey . . . . . . . . ’03 Jeffrey McAdoo . . . . . ’00
LM# L•• LM# L•• L•• LM#
Eric Schalk . . . . . . . . . ’94 Joseph Ireland . . . . . . Don LaPlante Joseph Paris . . . . . . . . Jack Mel Rider . . . . . . Bradley Stone . . . . . . . Jack A. Thoner . . . . . .
’09 ’83 ’51 ’09 ’55
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Wayne Phillips . . . . . . ’68 JIM ENGLISH . . . . . . . ’94 Barry Peters . . . . . . . . ’89 STEVEN SPARLING . . ’89
Matthew Curley . . . . . . ’88 Piero Fioravanti . . . . . . ’10 Nathaniel Thomas . . . . ’92
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LM# Timothy Friedlieb . . . . ’06
L•• Chad Davis . . . . . . . . . ’05 LM# Joseph Romeo . . . . . . ’09
LM# Kenneth Sooter . . . . . . ’04
L# Brad Cole . . . . . . . . . . . ’93 LM# Irwin N Kellen . . . . . . . ’77 • George Schau . . . . . . . ’76
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14 20 11 20 34 0 25 24 11 8 6 5 9 35 9 20 13 0 20 22 26 7 24 15 22 25 17 12 24 14 22 11 40 14 3 28 11 17 11 30 8 4 1 3 13 24 21 19 19 8 18 10 34 ** 8 12 2 11 11 12 13 4 20 19 6 0 18 8 7 6
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100 100 100 9 100 129 100 103 97 100 108 100 98 100 100 100 100 81 99 100 91 123 100 100 100 100 100 97 100 99 100 104 100 93 90 96 100 101 94 100 96 170 100 100 102 100 83 100 100 96 100 138 100 100 98 99 103 104 100 99 102 80 101 101 100 116 100 100 100 100
1951 2002 1990 1972 1981 1959 1984 1971 1893 2003 1969 1929 1976 1927 1994 2003 1992 1999 2002 2000 1977 1910 2003 1999 2001 1988 1907 1988 1991 1983 1969 1966 1978 1996 1968 1991 2005 1908 1943 2002 1983 1955 2002 1971
609 520 276 551 338 731 459 1123 372 948 557 1735 194 1657 238 135 229 219 149 265 572 1353 1078 143 362 320 903 388 249 563 447 819 610 303 770 308 53 2024 675 109 336 1061 70 419
17 18 13 23 8 29 19 25 20 14 14 25 24 64 22 21 15 20 19 41 22 28 28 11 9 2 14 10 3 31 27 43 16 16 11 48 5 29 15 16 11 28 22 17
0 18 2 0 13 20 7 0 35 5 9 14 28 47 10 28 21 38 17 24 16 16 16 0 16 3 4 10 3 19 17 0 19 13 8 0 12 20 24 0 0 13 5 13
19 40 26 30 19 30 22 38 47 23 28 80 48 119 31 42 27 54 43 49 38 53 36 15 33 15 33 32 8 62 35 29 31 35 20 51 19 33 61 30 12 15 28 21
90 100 110 127 102 100 102 106 100 102 115 100 99 112 100 37 91 100 91 98 100 100 100 98 100 61 41 100 41 99 97 110 100 83 66 100 100 102 65 52 100 149 100 78
COLONIES Founded Total 2008-09 2007-08 2008-09 % of Initiates Initiates Initiates Average Bills Enrolled Enrolled Enrolled Membership* Paid† Albany Cincinnati Corpus Christi East Stroudsburg Eastern Illinois Eastern Washington Hamilton Indiana Kennesaw Lehigh Livingston Massachusetts North Alabama Ohio State Oklahoma Slippery Rock USP West Chester Whitewater Wilmington
2008 2006 2007 2006 2008 2006 2009 1925 2007 2009 2009 2008 2006 1902 1927 2008 2007 2008 2008 2006
87 52 46 57 1023 203 44 1564 29 662 485 469 53 1419 777 23 21 207 608 47
24 20 28 8 22 1 44 48 12 34 8 22 14 23 16 6 4 15 21 15
** 7 18 22 ** 6 ** 33 17 ** ** 25 12 12 6 17 17 ** ** 14
21 36 30 36 12 19 ** 63 19 ** ** ** 30 23 24 15 11 23 22 30
100 100 95 100 100 102 100 100 97 107 100 96 100 106 100 113 100 100 100 100
* Does not include associate members. † Groups with over 100% reduced a debt from prior years.
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risk management policy
FIPG, INC.* Risk Management Policy Revised 07/08 The Risk Management Policy of FIPG, Inc. includes the provisions, which follow and shall apply to all fraternity entities and all levels of fraternity membership. ALCOHOL & Drugs 1. The possession, sale, use or consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city and institution of higher education, and must comply with either the BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines. 2. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of the same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source(s) of alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited. 3. PARTIES, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity, without specific invitation, where alcohol is present, are prohibited. 4. No members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e., those under legal “drinking age”).
attend or participate in a function at which alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups or organizations. 8. All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will be non-alcoholic. No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in conjunction with a tavern or alcohol distributor as defined in this policy. 9. No member or pledge, associate/new member or novice shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in “drinking games.” The definition of drinking games includes but is not limited to the consumption of shots of alcohol, liquor or alcoholic beverages, the practice of consuming shots equating to one’s age, “beer pong,” “century club,” “dares” or any other activity involving the consumption of alcohol which involves duress or encouragement related to the consumption of alcohol. 10. No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/ associate member/new member/novice program, activity or ritual of the chapter. This includes but is not limited to activities associated with “bid night,” “big brother - little brother” events or activities, / “big sister - little sister” events or activities, “family” events or activities and initiation.
5. The possession, sale or use of any ILLEGAL DRUGS or CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event or at any event that an observer would associate with the fraternity is strictly prohibited.
6. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) at which alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. This includes any event held in, at or on the property of a tavern as defined above for purposes of fundraising. However, a chapter may rent or use a room or area in a tavern as defined above for a closed event held within the provisions of this policy, including the use of a third party vendor and guest list. An event at which alcohol is present may be conducted or co-sponsored with a charitable organization if the event is held within the provisions of this policy.
“Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol, paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shocks, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and
7. No chapter may co-sponsor, co-finance or 8 Delta Chi | Quarterly | Fall/Winter 2009
No chapter, colony, student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense. Hazing activities are defined as:
policies of the educational institution or applicable state law.”
SEXUAL ABUSE The fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexist or sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional. This is to include any actions, activities or events, whether on chapter premises or an off-site location which are demeaning to women or men, including but not limited to verbal harassment, sexual assault by individuals or members acting together. The employment or use of strippers, exotic dancers or similar, whether professional or amateur, at a fraternity event as defined in this policy is prohibited.
FIRE, HEALTH AND SAFETY 1. All chapter houses should meet all local fire and health codes and standards. 2. All chapters should post by common phones and in other locations emergency numbers for fire, police and ambulance and should have posted evacuation routes on the back of the door of each sleeping room. 3. All chapters should comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the insurance company or municipal authorities. 4. The possession and/or use of firearms or explosive or incendiary devices of any kind within the confines and premises of the chapter house is prohibited. 5. Candles should not be used in chapter houses or individual rooms except under controlled circumstances such as initiation.
EDUCATION Each fraternity shall annually instruct its students and alumni/alumnae in the Risk Management Policy of FIPG, Inc. Additionally, all students and key volunteers shall annually receive a copy of the Risk Management Policy and a copy of the policy shall be available on the fraternity website.
THIRD PARTY VENDOR CRITERIA THE VENDOR MUST 1. Be properly licensed by the appropriate local and state authority. This may involve both a liquor license and a temporary license to sell on the premises where the function is to be held. 2. Be properly insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 of general liability insurance,
chapter situations What follows is a list of chapters that are on Corrective Action for violation of the Risk Management Policy as of March 1, 2010. That is not to say the chapters on the following list are “bad” chapters. Likewise, it is unrealistic to assume that chapters that are not on this list are complying with every policy. The bottom line of this issue is that members of the Fraternity are engaging in dangerous activities and taking unnecessary risks with their future and the future of Delta Chi, because they believe this will help fill voids where their needs are not being met. Whatever the case, the solution remains the same. Each and every chapter needs the involvement of mature alumni who can help the Fraternity’s student members discover that there are alternatives that can meet both their long and short-term needs. Finally, each and every member of Delta Chi needs to periodically reflect on Delta Chi’s values as contained in our Preamble: Promote Friendship, Develop Character, Advance Justice, and Assist in the Acquisition of a Sound Education.
evidenced by a properly completed certificate of insurance prepared by the insurance provided. 3. The certificate of insurance must also show evidence that the vendor has, as a part of his/her insurance coverage, “off premises liquor liability coverage and non-owned and hired auto coverage.” 4. Named insureds included on the certificate of insurance must as a minimum include the local chapter hiring the vendor as well as the international fraternity that the local chapter is affiliated with. 5. Agree in writing to cash sales only, collected by the vendor during the function. 6. Assume in writing all the responsibilities that any other purveyor of alcoholic beverages would assume in the normal course of business, including but not limited to: a. Checking identification cards upon entry; b. Not serving minors; c. Not serving individuals that appear to be intoxicated; d. Maintaining absolute control of ALL alcoholic containers present; e. Collecting all remaining alcohol at the end of a function (no excess alcohol – opened or unopened – is to be given, sold or furnished to the chapter). f. Removing all alcohol from the premises.
POLICY GUIDELINES According to FIPG 1. Closed parties (meaning those events with alcohol present) should have a guest list prepared at least 24 hours in advance. A ratio of two guests per member (or fire code capacity, whichever is smaller) is suggested. 2. “Non-alcoholic” keg beer is not permitted because it can contain up to .05 percent alcohol. Therefore, serving it would be a violation of our policy.
According to the Delta Chi Risk Management Manual 1. At chapter social events, signs should be posted that indicate the chapter complies with and enforces the laws and policies with respect to alcohol, illegal drugs, and controlled substances. 2. All persons present should not be allowed access to alcohol if they are intoxicated, regardless of age. 3. Alcohol should only be used as an adjunct to the event rather than its focus. 4. The use of alcohol on the premises should be stopped at least one hour before the end of the function. 5. Plenty of non-salty foods and nonalcoholic alternative beverages should be provided. 6. Adequate professional security should be provided to deal with uninvited guests and monitor any other potential problems. 7. Trained party monitors should be present to respond to situations. A ratio of one party monitor for every 20 attendees is suggested. Party monitors should agree to the following: a. Not to consume alcohol, and remain sober for the duration of the event. b. Make sure the party starts and ends on time and that the bar opens and closes on time. c. Wear distinctive clothing to identify themselves at all times. 8. Buses, taxis, phone numbers, etc. should be provided for any event to promote the safe return of members and guests. 9. “Hard” liquor (alcohol rated by proof rather than percentage) should be prohibited from all parties. For “bring your own” parties, a six pack of beer (or the alcoholic equivalent), or less, per person is allowed. 10. Glass bottles of any sort should not be allowed. Restrict consumption of any beverages to cans and plastic cups.
Corrective Action Levels Level 1 – Level 1 Corrective Action shall include, but is not limited to, ordering that the Chapter cease and desist from the conduct in the future and be in accordance with the requirements of Delta Chi Law and the Risk Management Policy of the Fraternity. The Chapter shall be required to submit to the Executive Director a written statement that all prohibited conduct has been stopped. The statement shall be signed by the “A”, “BB” and such other members of the Chapter, as specified in the report, who were involved with or had supervision over the conduct in the violation. Level 2 – Level 2 Corrective Action shall include, but is not limited to, all provisions of Level 1, plus the Chapter shall submit a written plan of procedures and/or activities that comply with the Fraternity’s Risk Management Policy covering the activities in the violation. The plan shall be updated at least twice per year for the period of corrective action. Level 3 – Level 3 Corrective Action shall include, but is not limited to, all provisions of Level 1 and 2, plus supervision of the activities of the Chapter that were involved in the violation by a person or persons acceptable to the Executive Director. Level 4 – Level 4 Corrective Action shall include, but is not limited to, all provisions of Levels 1, 2 and 3, plus the charter of the Chapter shall be suspended for the period of time of the corrective action. Chapters under Level 4 Corrective Action shall either be placed in conservatorship, as provided in Delta Chi Law, or shall operate under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Level 5 – Level 5 Corrective Action shall require the suspension of the charter and the cessation of operation of the Chapter as it then exists. Reestablishment of the Chapter shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Board of Regents after a minimum one-year period.
Chapters on Corrective Action for violation of the Risk Management Policy As of March 1, 2010
Appalachian State Bowling Green Cal Poly Clemson Cortland Fredonia Illinois State Missouri State Montevallo Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Oshkosh Windsor
Hazing Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol/Drugs Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol
IV II II II II I II III I III III III III
* Currently ten (10) chapters/colonies are awaiting adjudication due to alleged violations of the Fraternity’s Risk Management Policy.
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cover story continued
Buried in a very prominent cemetery in Albany, NY
Crandall House in West Winfield, NY 10 Delta Chi | Quarterly | Fall/Winter 2009
cover story continued Johnson was the last founder to die. He is buried with his family in Tulsa, OK.
Gorham Resting Place in England
Just outside of Ithaca is the final resting spot of Sweetland.
A.D. Stillman with his son, Adee Stillman
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Chapter Luminaries ABRACADABRA
Kalpit Shah ’10
John Granstaff ’09
Chapter: “D”, Brotherhood Chair, Historian Chair
Chapter: “B”, Philanthropy Chair, Recruitment Chair, Scholastics Chair
Organizations: Engineering Honor Society Treasurer, Biology Scholar Program Tutor, UC Berkeley Health Worker, Cal Event Management Assistant Director
Organizations: IFC President, IFC Vice President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Student Funding Cmt, Student Government Senator
Major: Engineering and Pre-Med
Major: Criminal Justice
Honors: National Honor Society
Minor: International Studies
Varsity Athletics: Crew of Lightweight Rowing Team
Honors: Who’s Who at UCM, Charno Award Finalist, Outstanding Criminal Justice Senior Award, Greek Man of the Year, Dean’s List, President’s List, Delta Chi Scholarship
Tom Janiszewski ’08 Chapter: “B”, AMC, RC, “BB” Organizations: Lister Hall Floor Coordinator, Students Union Councilor Major: Environmental Engineering Honors: Dean’s Research Award, Jason Lang Scholarship
Brandon Krapf ’10 Chapter: “A”, “B”, “E” Organizations: Founder of American University’s Student Veterans of America, Army Reserve Major: International Studies, Middle Eastern Area Studies
Nicholas Wilkinson ’10 Chapter: “B” Organizations: Student Government Association Major: Pre-Law Honors: Dean’s List
Adrian Cottman ’10 Chapter: “”A”, AMC, Social Chair/Intramurals Organizations: IFC VP of Internal Affairs Major: BIS Concentration Business and Communications Minor: Mass Communications & PR
Artie Starner ’08 Chapter: “D”, AMC Organizations: Public Relations Student Society of America, University Honors Program, Club Track Major: Journalism/Public Relations Minor: Marketing Honors: Dean’s List
Tanner Bennett ’10 Chapter: “A”, “B”, “C”
Organizations: Pol Reps University Ambassador, Cal Poly Ski Club, Associated Students Inc, Society of
Major: Civil Engineering Honors: Twice recipient of the Marge Lee Outstanding “C” Award
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Carnival and Greek Sing Organizations: President Pro Tempore of the Student Government Senate, Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Committee, Constitution Chair of the Black Student Union, Multicultural Student Advisory Council, President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, President’s Advisory Council, President of G.A.M.M.A, Captain of the Civic Argumentation and Debate Team Major: School Counseling, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish Minor: Intercultural Studies and Art History Honors: Order of Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Tau Delta, Psi Chi and Alpha Kappa Delta
Michael Kelly ’09
Troy Lipp ’09
Chapter: “A”, “F”
Chapter: ”A”, “E”, RC, Philanthropy Chair and Formal Chair
Organizations: Secretary & Treasurer of Sociology Club
Organizations: Order of Omega, IFC Representative, Campus Tour Guide, Greek Leadership Course Instructor, University of Connecticut Citizen Police Academy, and Huskython Coordinator Major: Political Science Minor: English Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List, Sigma Alpha Nu and Greek Senior of the Year
Gilbert Morales ’09 Chapter: “D”, Colony Philanthropy Chair, Chairman of the first Annual Jimmy V Music Festival Organizations: President Honors Student Association, President of Islander Democrats and Student Government Association Major: History Minor: Political Science Honors: Kennedy Memorial Scholar, Honors Officer Scholar, Community Outreach Scholar, Selected to introduce both former Senator Barack Obama and Senator Edward Kennedy during 2008 Democratic campaign.
Major: Criminal Justice Sociology Honor: Dean’s List, Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society, National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and member of Student Advisory Committee for the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
EASTERN WASHINGTON Jared De Leeuw ’10
Chapter: “B”, Recruitment Chair and By-Laws Chair Major: Computer Science Minor: Mathematics
Lyman Cunningham ’09 Chapter: “A”, “D”, AMC and Fundraising Organizations: Honors program and 4x4 Club Major: Aviation Business Administration Minor: General Management Honors: Dean’s List, Honor Role, Academic Scholarship, Greg Nelli Academic Scholarship
Daniel Thompson ’10
Chapter: “A”, “B”, Community Service Chair, Fundraising Chair, Public Relations Chair
Chapter: “C”, “D”, AMC, Campus Involvement Chairman, Region VIII Regional Leadership Conference Chairman
Ed Reiser ’09
Major: Physical Education Varsity Athletics: Lacrosse Honors: Dean’s List, Greek Convocation
Organizations: Florida Blue Key, Student Government Election Commission, Student Government Assistant Supervisor of Elections, Blue Key Speakers Bureau Major: Political Science
Minor: Communication Studies, Leadership Studies
Chapter: AMC, RC, G.E.A.R. Representative, House Manager
Honors: President’s Honor Role, Top 5% GPA in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Congressman John Mica Scholarship Recipient, Dean’s List
Jarrod Johnson ’08
Organizations: Intervarsity Bible Study Leader, World Wide Discipleship Assn., Edge outreach Partnership Lesion Major: Psychology Honors: Dean’s List, Holton Memorial Scholarship
Andrew D. May ’09 Chapter: “A”, “AMC”, Scholarship Chair, IFC Representative, G.A.M.M.A. Representative and Director of
Michael Seelhorst ’09 Chapter: ”B”, “D” and Campus Involvement Chair Major: Aerospace Engineering Honors: E. Joe Baker Outstanding President’s Scholar, George Wingfield Semmes Scholarship and Sigma Gamma Tau
Chapter Luminaries GORHAM STATE
Casey Mountain ’09
Kevin Madden ’11
Chapter: Academic Committee, Established Academic Chair (resulting in highest) Fraternity GPA , Social Chair, Recruitment Committee,
Chapter: “D”, Scholarship Chair, PR Chair
Chapter: Rush Chair, Pledge Class Leader, Brotherhood Chair and Reverend
Organizations: Leaders in Kennesaw Member, China Trip Budget Coordinator
Organizations: Pack Leader for Student Orientation, Tutor for Mentally and Educationally Challenged Program
Scott Thach ’09
Chapter: “C”, Philanthropy Chair, Social Chair, AMC, Semi-Formal Chair and Correspondence Secretary
Minor: Business Varsity Athletics: Lacrosse
John Shirts ’09 Chapter: Recruitment Chair, Brotherhood Chair, Ritual Chair and Homecoming Chair Organizations: ASUI Senator, ASUI Rules and Regulations Committee Chair, Vandal Entertainment and Student Recreation Board Member, Distinguished Sophomore Business Club Member, ASUI Finance Committee Member, Young Republicans Club Member and USAC Study Abroad Program Participant Major: Political Science Honors: Lofthouse Foundation Scholarship, U of I Achievement Scholarship, Florence Summers Hollada Scholarship, Idaho Opportunity Scholarship, Dean’s List, Sophomore Academic Competitiveness Grant, Intermountain Community Bank Scholarship, Idaho Academic Scholarship, International Experience Grant, Robert Lee Promise Scholarship and CBE Study Abroad Scholarship
Organizations: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Chapter of Asian American Association, Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and Society of Hispanic Engineers Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Biomechanical Honors: Dean’s List and Gamma Sigma Alpha
Allen Hutchison ’09 Chapter: “E”, Rush Chair, Social Chair and Public Relations Chair Organizations: Off Road Club and Firebirds Car Club Major: Mechanical Engineering Honors: Dean’s List and Professional Leadership Honor Society
LAKE FOREST COLLEGE
Justin E. Stenger ’10 Chapter: “A”, “E”, Newsletter Editor, Philanthropy Chair, Member of Anchor Splash ’08 Team, Pep Squad ’08, Relay for Life ’09 and Intramural Soccer
Varsity Athletics: Football and Wrestling
David McNance ’09 Chapter: “F”, Webmaster and Parents Club Chair Organizations: Hawkeye Football Hosts, Public Relations Student Society of America, Students to Assist Recruitment, Iowa Olympic Ambassadors Project for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Society of Professional Journalists Major: Journalism and Sports Studies Minor: Business Administration Honors: Dean’s List
Drew Lindsey ’09 Chapter: “B”, “D”, AMC
Organizations: Freshman Orientation and Ambassador Major: Education Honors: Order of Omega, President’s List and Dean’s List
Tyler Mertel ’09 Chapter: “B”, Recruitment Chair, Social Chair, Brotherhood Chair and New Member Educator
Will Baker ’10
Charles Wineland III ’09 Chapter: “C” and “E” Organizations: College of Engineering Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator, American Society of Engineers Webmaster Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Mathematics Honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (Officer), Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (Officer), Dean’s List, University Honors, AOSS Department REU Grant, Eli Lilly Scholarship, Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Electee Award, ASME Active Member Award, BP Engineering Scholarship, MESLB Outstanding Service Award, Borelli Family Outstanding Service Award
Patrick L. Rawsthorne ’09 Chapter: “A”, Rush Chair, Games Chair, Songs Chair and Social Chair Organizations: NRA and German Club Major: International Relations Minor: Infant and Development Studies
Jazz Rucker ’11 Chapter: “A”, “C”, Philanthropy Chair and Interfraternity Council Delegate
Organizations: Roberts Hall Member of Student Government, Junior Class Student Senator, Advisory Board to the President, Director of Public Safety Search Committee, Greek Council, Greek Life All Men’s Council, Habitat for Humanity and Student Alumni Association
Organizations: Add 9 Director, National Residence Hall Honorary, Residential Life-Community Advisor and Training Leader
Major: Politics and American Studies
Major: Music Education
Danny Pape ’10
Honors: President Scholarship
Chapter: “A”, “C”, Social Chair, Intramural Chair and Programming Committee Head
Varsity Athletics: Swim and Diving Team
Justin Downes ’10 Chapter: “B”, “C”, Social Chair, Housing Chair, Fundraising Chair, Junior IFC Delegate, Public Relations Chair, Marketing Chair, Rush Chair, Vice President of Pledge Class and Voted Most Athletic Delta Chi Organizations: Executive Vice President of Inter Fraternity Council, Team Leader of The American Cancer Association, Western Region Greek Association Leadership Conference, CSU Alcohol Advisory Council and Department of Communications Member
Organizations: Interfraternity Council Director of Administration Major: Business- Finance Honors: 3.2 GPA, Order of Omega and National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Ahmet Tamkoc ’08 Chapter: “F” Organizations: International Student Organization Major: Accounting
Major: Communications Studies
Organizations: IFC Vice President of Recruitment, IFC Recruitment Guide, Advertising Club, PRSSA and KU Student Ambassador Major: Journalism Honors: Dean’s Honor Roll
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Chapter Luminaries NORTHWESTERN
Chapter: Acting “A”, “B”, “E”, RC, Region V RLC Attendee, National Convention Attendee, IM Football Team Captain, IM Basketball Team Captain
Chapter: “A”, Community Service Chair Organizations: Rutgers University Student Assembly Chair, Rutgers Man of the Year, Appointed by the Governor to Commission on Higher Education Major: Political Science Minor: Journalism and Media Studies Honors: Edgar Bacon Scholarship, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Cap and Skull
Chapter: ”C”, AMC Organizations: Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs, Student Government Senator Major: Political Science Honors: Honors College, 3.5 GPA
Richard Oleszczuk ’09
Organizations: Varsity Marching Band Drum line Captain, Northwestern University Club Golf Team Major: Industrial Engineering and Economics Honors: 3.75 GPA, Dean’s List and Ford Dean’s Scholar
Preston Seaburg ’11 Chapter: “B” and Community Service Chairman Organizations: Pre-Med Club Member, National Society for Collegiate Scholars Member, Big Brothers/Big Sister “Big” and Full Circle Senior Adult Day Care Volunteer Major: Physics/Pre-Med Minor: Spanish Honors: Member of the Oklahoma Academic All State Class of 2007, Oklahoma Regent Scholar
Patrick Ostrom ’09 Chapter: “A”, “F”, Philanthropy and Recruitment Organizations: OSU Sports Marketing, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity Major: Business
Robert Gaunt ’09 Chapter: “E”, Philanthropy Chair, Scholarship Chair and Housing Chair Organizations: Men’s Club Soccer President and Business Manager, Pre-Veterinary Club and National Society of Collegiate Scholars Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry and Classics Honors: Dean’s List
Gerald Michael Sims ’10 Chapter: “A”, “F”, Brotherhood Chairman, Favors Chairman, BSD Chairman, “A”s’ Academy, Convention Delegate Organizations: Purdue Foundation Student Board, President of School of Management Employers Forum, University Ambassador, IFC, Old Masters Major: Business Management Honors: Dean’s List, Greek Senior of the Year, Krannert School of Business Outstanding Senior Scholarship, Barbara Doster Positive Attitude Scholarship
Phil Bowers ’09 Chapter: “A”, “E”, Philanthropy Chairman, Recruitment Chairman, IFC Representative, Special Events Chairman Organizations: President of Inter Fraternity Council, URI Alumni Association Student Homecoming Chair, IFC Student Involvement Chair, Order of Omega Vice-President, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student Body Representative for URI and Narragansett Coalition Major: Communication Studies Honors: Dean’s List
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Christopher Keating ’09
John Howell ’09
Chapter: Greek Week Chair, Homecoming Co-Chair and Family Relations Chair Organizations: Agriculture Future of America, AFA Student Advisory Team and Monroe County Beef Chairman Major: Agriculture Business Minor: Animal Science Honors: Dean’s List
Brian Detweiler ’09 Chapter: “A”, “B”, “C”, AMC, Assistant AMC, Banquet, Chaplain and Steward Organizations: Secretary of IFC, VP membership of Order of Omega, VP programming of Order of Omega and Undergraduate Representative on Ritual Committee Major: Social Studies Education Honors: Alpha Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, PI Lambda Theta, President’s List, Golden Key, Who’s Who and Skull and Bones
Mathew Wright ’09 Chapter: “E”, AMC, Website Chair and Brotherhood Chair Organizations: President of Rotaract, Alumni Relations Chair of Alpha Chi Sigma and American Chemical Society Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry
Omer Bokhari ’09
Chapter: “A”, “B”, Social Chairman, Philanthropy Chairman, Fundraising Chairman and Monster Energy Drink Representative (Fraternity Sponsor) Organizations: VCU Pre-Law Society, Afghan Student Association, Campus Tutoring, Habitat for Humanity, IFC Representative and IFC Judicial Board Representative Major: Political Science Minor: Religious Studies Honors: Dean’s List, Honor Society, Order of Omega, Multiple Language Exemption
Frank Malatesta ’09
Chris Marshall ’09 Chapter: “C” and “E” Organizations: Campus Activities Board (Marketing and Varieties Director), Washburn Review sports editor and Society of Collegiate Journalists Major: Mass Media with an emphasis in media writing and publishing Minor: Art Honors: Dean’s List, President’s List and Who’s Who of College Students
WESTERN MICHIGAN Joey Cekola ’10
Chapter: “E”, House Manager, Brotherhood Chair and Recruitment Chair Organizations: President and Standards of Excellence Chair of the Order of Omega Major: Business Management Minor: General Business Honors: Dean’s List
WILLIAM & MARY
Jonathan DeLong ’09 Chapter: “A”. “C”, AMC and Philanthropy Chair Organizations: President Health Careers Club, Medical Outreach, Membership Co-Chair Mortar Board Honor Society, Peru International service trip Team Member, Emergency Department Scribe, Free Clinic Volunteer, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at Medical College of Wisconsin, Orientation Aide, Counselor at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp and GermanFest Milwaukee VIP Attendant. Major: Government Minor: Biochemistry-Pre Medicine emphasis Honors: Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Dean’s List, and Early Acceptance to Eastern Virginia Medical School
Eric Sneeden ’09 Chapter: AMC, Philanthropy Chair and AM Class “C” Organizations: Orientation Leader, Seahawk Link and Building Manager, Orientation Office Manager Major: Communication Studies Minor: Leadership Honors: Campus Life Employee of the Year
Michael Tome ’10 Chapter: “B”, Awards Committee, Spring Rush Committee, AMC, Social Chairman and House Manager Organizations: Inter Greek Council Representative, History Club and Anthropology Club Major: History Minor: Anthropology
DElta chis at war According to Raymond F. Borelli, Illinois ’58, Life Loyal Member, Delta Chi currently has over 190 brothers at war.* Here is a list of brothers who we have not yet mentioned in the Quarterly: Jermaine Allan James Anderson Timothy Barrett Bisonnette Lcdr Joe Blair, West Liberty ’92 Brent Byars Justin Chae, Penn State ’07 Navy CPT Michael Dickerson, Arizona ’78 Kia Seth Dvorn, Rutgers Kylor Euster, Radford ’07 Ryan Fowler, Gannon ’06 Michael Goodman, Embry-Riddle ’05 Kenneht Griffith, Augusta ’10
Lance Hester, Oklahoma ’06 Army Henry Hosman, Illinois Tim Hughes 1 Lt Jospeh Jankovich, Geo. Mason ’07 Mike Jevons, Kansas Daniel Lang, Marshall Jordan Lester, Radford ’06 Ryan Scott Livingston, SE Missouri ’03 Jonathan Martin, Kansas City ’04 Cpt Christopher Masson, Gannon ’00 William Millet, Lsu ’97 Cpt Chad Walter Moore, Lsu ’94
Cpl John J Moran, Southern Illinois ’09 Robert Morey, New Haven ’00 Jonathan Myers ,Southern Illinois ’07 Kyle Olsen Cpt Carmen Paglio, West Virginia ’00 Rudy Placencia, Southern California ’02 William Seskey, Penn State ’06 1Lt Matthew Shaw, New Haven ’08 Steven Skurfar Col (Retired) Richard Sperling, Western Michigan ’65 Eric Standberg
Ian Swensen, Bryant ’04 Anthony Truette, Huntsville ’99 James Wagner Kia Stephan West 1lt Luke Wimmer, Embry-Riddle ’05 Mike Winters If anyone knows of a brother at war, please send his name and email address to: Raymond F. Borelli, firstname.lastname@example.org * This is not a complete list of the Delta Chi men at war. As we receive updates, we include names of men who have not been published in previous editions of the Quarterly.
keeping in touch APPALACHIAN STATE Matthew Harris ’07, married to Heather Pollock on October 3, 2009.
Hayward Born to Brother and Mrs. Paul Grazzini ’98, a son, PJ, on September 26, 2008.
BOWLING GREEN Born to Brother and Mrs. John McNamara ’07, a daughter, Ella Rilee on August 20th, 2009.
Born to Brother and Mrs. John Mendonza ’00, a son, Carson, on January 29, 2008.
CONNECTICUT Brother Jeffrey I.D. Lewis ’83 has been elected as the Second Vice President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Embry-Riddle Born to Brother and Mrs. Beau Dunnivant ’95, a son, Jacob Edwards, on April 30, 2009. FLORIDA STATE David Scammell ’91, awarded the IT Hero of the Year award for 2009 from Spiceworks.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Corey Burks ’01, a son, Kyle, on June 13, 2008. Kyle joins sisters Katelyn, born on September 25, 2002, and Michaela, born on December 7, 2005. illinois state Dennis M. Brtva, O.D. ’81 was sworn in as the Illinois Optometric Association President. iowa Doug Galbreth ’04, married to Sarah Schlipf on July 10, 2009. Doug is currently a Marine 1Lt stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC.
KANSAS STATE Thomas Haney ’70, appointed by Attorney General Steve Six to serve on the Senior Consumer Protection Advisory Council. Kettering-A Timothy McGookey ’08, married to Katherine Ditzler on June 20, 2009. livingston Born to Brother Lynn Pace, ’00, a daughter, Sydney on December 7, 2009. louisiana tech Jeremy Walker ‘07, married to Abby Finn on May 23, 2009. Massachusetts Bob Berns ’86, married to Tracy Petit on February 28, 2009.
mississippi state John Hatmaker P.E., ’79, has been elected to the board of directors of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and has been elected President-Elect of the Central/Southwest Chapter of OSPE. New Haven Tom Viola ’82, officiated the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in Florence, Alabama, played live on ESPN2 on 12/13/2008. Born to Brother and Mrs. Brian Severs ‘03, a son, Chace Logan on September 10, 2009. New Mexico State Born to Brother and Mrs. Chris Schwartz ’99, a son, Cole Robert, on January 11, 2009.
Syracuse Born to Brother and Mrs. Brandon Savage ’04, a son, Jack David, on April 17, 2009. Brandon Savage ‘04, married to Brooke Baldwin on November 1, 2008. UNLV Born to Brother and Mrs. Andrew Wilt ’03, a son, Emmett Anderson, on March 1, 2009. Virginia Commonwealth Born to Brother and Mrs. Kenny Low ’03, a son, Mason Richard, on May 22, 2009.
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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. ALABAMA H. Nelson Camp ’52, April 22, 2008 J. Denver Ragland ’51, January 20, 2009 CORNELL Robert W Lodder ’63, March 11, 2009 Albert H. Lawrence ’36, July 3, 1993 DEPAUW Otis G. Phillips ’31, December 29, 1995 William E. Solomon ’50, January 15, 1998 Jonas C. Hall ’25, December 3, 1998 Charles W. Faust Faculty, September 5, 2004 Harry R. Watts ’34, January 2, 2005 Raymond J. Jozwiak ’61, August 19, 2005 Edgar E. Hurst ’50, December 27, 2005 George N. Bedell ’44, May 1, 2007 James S. Sweet ’40, May 5, 2007 Rober D. Smith ’50, May 23, 2007
DEPAUW Continued Russell P. Althus ’37, August 25, 2007 Glen O. Eckelman ’51, August 28, 2007 George H. Slough ’52, October 15, 2007 Sal F. Marino ’42, November 21, 2007 Dr. Benson C. Duff, DDS ’75, March 27, 2008 Thomas Goldsberry ’35, May 14, 2008 Jack H. Heck ’40, October 29, 2008 Robert I. Wickersham ’61, February 7, 2009 Jack W. Lukemeyer ’54, March 16, 2009 Edwin Wainscott ’75, March 28, 2009 IDAHO Don Duane Vogler ’60, December 17, 2008 INDIANA William Robert Gale ’46, October 28, 2001 IOWA Richard J. Simmonds ’44, June 12, 1994
KANSAS CITY Bruce Felman ’81, August 3, 2008 LEHIGH Kevin B. Hutchinson ’86, March 9, 2009 OHIO STATE Robert Grove ’47, June 22, 1999 Robert Lambert ’25, November 17, 2008 OKLAHOMA John Alan Hord ’40, May 11, 2008 Robert S. Ferry ’57, March 26, 2009 PURDUE James Holiman ’45, February 9, 2009 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Vaughan Stewart ’40, November 24, 2003 Gavin M. Craig ’33, August 22, 2006 Terry Lynn Flowers ’68, June 6, 2007 Delta Chi | Quarterly | Fall/Winter 2009 15
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Call to the 57th International Convention To the Men of The Delta Chi Fraternity, alumni members, alumni chapters, student members and associate members of the undergraduate chapters and colonies.
As the Fiftieth “AA”, I do hereby proclaim that the fifty-seventh International Convention will convene at the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street in the City of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana at eight-thirty in the morning, Thursday, the twelfth of August, Two Thousand Ten. Said Convention shall continue through scheduled adjournment on the fifteenth day of August.
the board of regents is hereby called into session starting at nine o’clock in the morning, Tuesday, the tenth of August, Two Thousand Ten at the same location.
in witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of The Delta Chi Fraternity to be affixed.
done at the city of iowa city, the twelfth day of March in the year Two Thousand Ten and in the one hundred twentieth year since the founding of the The Delta Chi Fraternity.
By the “AA”
Attested by the “CC”
Tom Horowitz Michigan State ’87
Miles Washburn Massachusetts ’87
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