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Georgia Southern ’79 District Attorney - Cobb County, GA
FANTASY FOOTBALL “NERD”
JEREMY DYKEN Page 6
BRUCE MOHS Page 8
NEW FOUNDER PROFILE
BOB HENDERSHOT Page 10
XXX In The Bond Inside The Quarterly Volume 110 Number 4 Winter 2014
In the Bond “A”s’ Academy Challenge Cover Story Jeremy Dyken Bruce Mohs Bob Hendershot Campus Scene NIC Award of Distinction Coast to Coast Convention Preview Keeping in Touch Our Brothers Who Serve Farewell & Parting
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Delta Chi – A “Lifelong Experience” What do you think of when you meet someone, strike up a conversation and eventually hear the phrase, “I was a member of “fill in fraternity or sorority name here”. What I always want to ask, but don’t, is “Why did you resign?” or “Were you expelled?”. Instead I ask what their Greek experience was like as an undergraduate. Almost always, they joined for the parties or were hazed as associate members or new members. As such, they have little respect or no interest in staying connected with their organization. What a tragedy. An initiated member, who at one time lived and breathed for the organization, now has no interest. How did this happen? I believe it all begins during recruitment, but it also has ties to one’s involvement as an undergraduate and alumnus. During recruitment it is vital to be recruiting prospective members who exemplify the values and ideals of our organization. The associate member “title” has two words in it. The second word is “member”. The more we can make our associate members feel like members, the more they will act like members and take seriously the responsibilities of fraternity membership. They will be more interested in helping to run and manage the Fraternity, instead of being concerned about activities that could be considered hazing and unproductive. This is the beginning of creating a positive lifelong experience for a member.
As student members of Delta Chi, there is a lot you can do to be involved: serve as an officer, volunteer on a committee, IFC meetings, join an intramural sports team, attend a philanthropy, as well as many other activities. It is important to remember that you will have a better fraternal experience the more you are involved with your chapter. You will get out of it what you put into it. As alumnus members of Delta Chi, it is important to realize the Fraternity needs you. Your days of being a Delta Chi are not over. In fact, they have just begun. You will be a brother of Delta Chi much longer as an alumnus member than as an undergraduate. Your skills, knowledge, and experience are priceless to a struggling chapter that needs help. Your ability to mentor, advise and teach undergraduate brothers may be the most rewarding thing you can do as a Delta Chi. Keeping Delta Chi in your life is your responsibility though. Stay involved. Join an alumni chapter. Attend a Regional Leadership Conference. Plan a trip to Convention. Volunteer to join an ABT. Or, serve as a “BB”. These activities and will help ensure that your lifelong experience is truly lifelong. Delta Chi has approximately 80,000 living alumni. Imagine what Delta Chi would be like if only half of these brothers were actively involved in some way. How many additional undergraduate chapters and alumni chapters would Delta Chi have? How many fewer struggling chapters would we have if more alumni were involved and helping them? How much better of an experience would our undergraduates have if more alumni were to be available to give advice and guidance? I will quote the Cornerstone: “Brotherhood is a two way street. If you accept its advantages, you must live up to its obligations.” I believe we are all obligated to make Delta Chi better for the brothers of tomorrow. We can do this together through a lifetime of involvement. Remember the 11th basic expectation: “I will sustain my commitment to and involvement with our fraternity throughout my lifetime.” Do you want to make your lifelong experience with Delta Chi better? Get involved!
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Miles Washburn “AA” Massachusetts ’87 52nd “AA” Life Loyal Member
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Georgia Southern ’79
To me, brotherhood is all about having the ability to reach out and help folks. The bond - that connection we have - doesn’t end the day you graduate. If anything, it probably means more as you grow older.
Vic Reynolds, Georgia Southern ’79, currently serves as the District Attorney for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit, which is just outside of Atlanta. A District Attorney represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses, and Reynolds was elected to serve as the highest officeholder in the legal department of his jurisdiction. In order to serve in this capacity, Reynolds had to win an election in a county with over 720,000 citizens. In fact, Cobb County is larger than 65% of the United States’ congressional districts. “We we fortunate in that we had a good campaign staff,” shared Reynolds. “We were blessed in that we raised a good bit of money for a local campaign. I figured that if we did the things we were capable of doing - ran the kind of campaign I thought we could - it would turn out fine. And it did.”
simply not true. The good press you get today will go away real quick. My wife, Holly, is a great campaigner. She’s one of the reasons we won this race. She would go out to places I couldn’t be and speak on my behalf.” Reynolds and his wife attended a total of 210 separate events during the final four months of his campaign. His two daughters also attended several campaign events.
Working to be the Best “I was fortunate here in that I inherited a good District Attorney’s office, and it has a great reputation,” said Reynolds. Since his election, Reynolds has worked to add focus within his department on an issue important to his constituents. “I’m very passionate about prosecuting those who commit elder abuse crime in this county,” said Reynolds. “In fact, we’ve developed a unit within the office, a white-collar unit, that is responsible for the prosecution of financial exploitation of the elderly because we’re seeing a lot of crime directed towards that group.” Reynolds also has leveraged his background in law enforcement to add an extra are of emphasis in his office.
When Reynolds spoke and said “We,” he was referring to he and his family members, as running for public office isn’t just something one does alone. Reynolds wholly acknowledged that his success is closely tied to his family’s hard work.
“One of the other things we’ve really worked on in the first nine months here is developing a much stronger working relationship with law enforcement agencies,” Reynolds shared. “So when there’s a homicide scene or a scene involving a police officer discharging his weapon, I want my people from the District Attorney’s office there to do what we need to do and make sure that case is handled correctly.”
“You’d better have a thick skin,” shared Reynolds. “Running a contested campaign in a county with a lot of ambitious people is difficult on your family. Some things said and done can be very hurtful, and many are
Just as Reynolds humbly attributes most of his campaign success to his team, he also acknowledges that he is but a small part of his office’s success thus far.
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Cover Story “I have a great staff. All the things that we’ve accomplished and will accomplish in this office have very, very little to do with me,” Reynolds explained. “I told everyone that my goal is relatively simple. I want this to be the best District Attorney’s Office in the state of Georgia. I think we’re well on our way to accomplishing that goal.”
“I always wanted to be a cop” Reynolds grew up in Rome, Georgia as the son of a textile mill worker in a mill-centric town of 410 households. He delivered newspapers during his childhood, which is why he can recall the exact number of houses in his town. “My father was the hardest working man I’ve ever met. He worked in the mill, and he would come home and begin doing carpentry work for people he knew. He instilled in me a very strong work ethic,” Reynolds remembered.
“To me, brotherhood is all about having the ability to reach out and help folks,” shared Reynolds. “The bond - that connection we have - doesn’t end the day you graduate. If anything, it probably means more as you grow older.” Reynolds shared that many brothers from Georgia Southern have ties to law enforcement, and he still keeps in touch with several of his brothers. In fact, Mike Sales, Georgia Southern ’79, assisted him in his campaign for District Attorney. “Obviously, law is one of the cornerstones of Delta Chi, and it means a great deal to our Fraternity,” Reynolds commented. “It was a strong part of our chapter at that time. We had several brothers who chose careers in law enforcement.”
Three Pieces of Advice
Reynolds’ fascination with law enforcement and public service, in fact, began at a young age.
When asked what he would share from his experience with his fellow brothers considering a career in law enforcement, Reynolds offered three insights.
“I always wanted to be a cop. I just thought it was the neatest profession.”
“First, always tell the truth,” said Reynolds. “If you do this, you’ll be fine 90% of the time and the other 10% will be fixable.”
With his passion discovered, Reynolds’ attributes his drive to seek higher education to his mother. He attended college at Georgia Southern for that purpose and returned to Rome, Georgia to serve within the Police Department. During his four years there, he married, which led to his next shift in career path. Reynolds applied and was accepted into the second class at the Georgia State Law School in Atlanta. After graduating from law school, Reynolds and his wife, Holly, made their home in Cobb County, Georgia. Reynolds began prosecuting in downtown Atlanta and later in Cobb County.
A Taste of Public Service “I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.” Reynolds had stumbled upon an opportunity to continue his passion for law enforcement in a new capacity. He was appointed to the bench of the Cobb County Drug Court at age 37. After his appointment in 1994, he had to participate in a contested election in 1996 to maintain his position. Reynolds was successful, and this gave him his first experience in politics. After six years of serving on the bench, Reynolds found himself at a crossroads. He knew that for his career to significantly move forward, he would need to either move into private practice or run for a higher seat. Reynolds ultimately chose to become a partner with an established lawyer in Cobb County, where he tried a number of high profile cases, many of which were featured on Court TV, Dateline, 20/20, and Snapped. After thirteen years in private practice, Reynolds had grown to miss public service. When he learned of the opening in the District Attorney seat, Reynolds found his opportunity to return to public service.
“Second, once you’re in a position where you’re working for somebody, if there’s a decision placed in front of you, make it,” said Reynolds. “This is true for law enforcement or any other type of job. One of the things that infuriated me about elected officials before I got back into public service was their inability to make decisions, particularly tough ones.” “Third, realize that you’re a human being and you’re going to make a mistake,” shared Reynolds. “If you mess up, fess up. I tell most of my young lawyers that most of the problems we run across are fixable if we know it early enough. The important thing is to always learn from it.”
Looking Ahead Even though Reynolds is still working to ensure his team members do fulfill his goal of operating the best District Attorney Office in Georgia, Reynolds does have visions for his future. “I could see myself retiring from this position. I love it that much,” Reynolds commented. “But I will tell you that I’m still ambitious. I think, as a public servant, if you do the job the way you’re supposed to do it and you go the extra mile, then if there’s another opportunity down the road, it’ll present itself.” Never shedding his mother’s inspiration, Reynolds also has another potential path for himself. “After I am done with this type of work, I’d like to teach. We’re fortunate here in that we have three great universities in Cobb County. I could definitely see myself eventually teaching.”
“It’s an honorable profession,” Reynolds added. “We need good, honest, decent, honorable folks with a lot of integrity in law and law enforcement. The reality is you’re probably not going to get rich soon, but you don’t do this for the money.”
Fraternal Ties Reynolds attended a junior college in Rome, Georgia before transferring to Georgia Southern University. Delta Chi was in the process of colonizing on campus when Reynolds arrived. “I didn’t know a great deal about Greek Life. When I got down to Southern, I met several of the guys who were involved in this new fraternity, and I hit it off with them,” Reynolds recalled. “One thing led to another, and I was in the group of men initiated with the help of the Florida Chapter.” Reynolds served as “B” and IFC Representative, and one of his fondest memories from his time as an undergraduate was celebrating with his brothers at their chartering banquet. WINTER 2014
XXX Dyken Jeremy
JEREMY DYKEN Jeremy Dyken, Oshkosh ’99, is, by all means, a regular guy in the Midwest. He has a full-time job, a wife, and a wonderful daughter. Like many, he found himself looking for any way to gain an edge in his fantasy football leagues. He found that it was cumbersome to click back and forth between browser tabs constantly while setting his lineup each week. So, he wrote a script that would fetch data from all the major analysts and websites, do some specific number crunching, and give him rankings and recommendations. When it actually worked, he realized that this was something that others might be interested in. Dyken’s algorithm seeks to provide end user rankings and scores through a crowdsource approach. The site pulls data from every major fantasy sports analyst and website, and then it calculates an aggregate ranking based on at least twelve different factors. “I had the advantage of being first to try something like this,” shared Dyken. In fact, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, 74% of fantasy sports players view information from at least four sources in making their draft picks and lineup choices. Dyken registered the domain, FantasyFootballNerd.com, and created a website where the general public could benefit from his algorithm. In his initial communications about the site, he signed his emails “J. Joseph Dyken.” His community began to respond to him as “Joe.” Dyken went with it, and “Joe” the Fantasy Football Nerd soon became a household name among fantasy players. The site was built, from the ground up, so that every fantasy football fan, 6
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Industry analysts have released a threeyear study of the prediction accuracies among league experts from 2010:, 2011:, and 2012:. Dyken’s algorithm actually ranks third among 119 industry expert analysts. 1. JOHN PAULSEN @ 4FOR4.COM 2010: 61.3% 2012: 62.1%
2011: 63.7% Multi-Year: 62.4%
2. DAVID DODDS @ FOOTBALLGUYS 2010: 60.4% 2012: 62.0%
2011: 62.1% Multi-Year: 61.5%
3. JOE DYKEN @ FANTASYFOOTBALLNERD.COM 2010: 59.8% 2012: 61.1%
2011: 62.9% Multi-Year: 61.3%
3. SCOTT PIANOWSKI @ YAHOO! SPORTS 2010: 59.1% 2012: 61.0%
2011: 63.7% Multi-Year: 61.3%
5. CHET GRESHAM @ THE FAKE FOOTBALL 2010: 59.7% 2012: 61.3%
2011: 62.6% Multi-Year: 61.2%
FantasyFootballNerd.com regardless of their mathematical prowess, could easily improve their game. “Most people don’t want to see what the standard deviation is,” said Dyken. “I tried to design the site so my grandma could use it.” Dyken chose to design the user interface as simply as possible, with easily explained numerical scores and color-coded analysis. Green is good; red is bad. As his community of users grew, they made many suggestions for improvement, and Dyken naturally worked to add more statistical factors to his algorithm to improve its accuracy. “It’s important to know how accurate the analysts are,” explained Dyken. “I want to know what the consensus is from the analysts who have a track record of correct predictions, not just all the analysts. And some analysts, for whatever reason, are better at predicting quarterbacks, while others have a knack for picking running backs. So I built an accuracy factor into the algorithm that accounts for each position independently from one another.”
“She has offered me valuable advice about different features of the site,” shared Dyken. Dyken and his wife do compete in a league together. When asked who does better, Dyken remarked, ”She’s an avid user of my algorithm, so I feel like I’m winning either way.” The real winner in all of this, though, is the NFL. Fantasy sports players, on average, consume 17.89 hours of sports each week and 8.67 of related fantasy content each week. Dyken predicts that there’s still plenty of room for growth in the fantasy sports industry. With 69.4% of all fantasy sports players listing football as their favorite, FantasyFootballNerd.com’s future is likely bright. Dyken currently serves as the ABT Secretary for the Oshkosh Colony. He lives with his wife in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
In 2008, Sara Holladay of the New York Times participated in seven fantasy football leagues and devoted one of those leagues to FantasyFootballNerd.com’s computed recommendations. She reported in December 2008 that, of all seven teams, the only one of her teams to make it to the playoffs was her team led by ‘The Nerd.’ In fact, earlier in the season, she reported that she “defied The Nerd” and it cost her a win. FantasyFootballNerd.com saw an influx of new users as more people confirmed ‘The Nerd’s’ uncanny accuracy. Among those users is Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish and avid fantasy football fan. Dyken shared that, for him and many of his fraternity brothers, fantasy football is a way to keep in touch and keep the brotherhood spirit alive. This is likely true for many Delta Chis. According to the Fraternity Sports Trade Association, there were 33,559,990 Americans and 3,100,000 Canadians playing fantasy sports, and 78.1% of those individuals had at least a college degree. Dyken especially notes that while 80% of fantasy sports players are male, the number of females joining leagues is growing rapidly. In fact, Dyken’s wife is an avid user of FantasyFootballNerd.com.
While the site does offer a paid premium service to generate revenue, Dyken finds his greatest joy in writing his annual ‘charity check.’ Each year, “Joe” sponsors a league where industry experts compete against each other, and “Joe,” for $500 to be donated in their name to the charity of their choice. Here’s this year’s league participants: JEREMY “JOE” DYKEN
The V Foundation
The Fantasy Football Librarian The Humane Society
Fantasy Editor, The Sports Network Susan G. Komen For The Cure
Managing Editor, TheFootballGirl.com Susan G. Komen For The Cure
Online Sports Editor, New York Daily News The Children’s Aid Society in New York
Host, Kellogg’s Komments - A Fantasy Sharks Production, The Wounded Warrior Project
Founder and Owner of Girls’ Guide: Sports Bidaewee
DAVE RICHARD Senior Fantasy Writer - CBSSports.com Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
KAY ADAMS Host - Livin’ the Fantasy on Sirius XM Radio, National Cervical Cancer Coalition
HAL SPIVACK Director of Product Development and Marketing at Fleaflicker, St. Jude Children’s Research
ALLIE FONTANA Managing Editor, Bruno Boys USA Football
JAMES ADLER About.com Football American Diabetes Association
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BRUCE MOHS Bruce Mohs, S.M.U. ’55, is an inventor, entrepreneur, pilot, devoted Rotarian, and so much more. A true believer in free enterprise, Mohs’ business career has spanned well over 50 years. His resume would include the following occupations and industries: Tobacconist, Grocery Store, Construction, Soda Pop, Soda Jerk, Pinsetter, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, General Merchant, Inventor, Motor Vehicle Manufacturer, Lawn Mowing, Hotel Recreation, Insurance, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Parts Manufacturer, Aircraft Paint Distributor, Hotelier, Restauranteur, Publisher, Fixed Base Operator, Commercial Pilot, Air Taxi Operator, Bicycle Equipment Manufacturer, Trailer Manufacturer, Manufacturer of Reflective Devices, and Motion Picture subject. Mohs has been described as a serial entrepreneur, colorful, and even eccentric at times. As an eight year old, young Mohs first tasted the entrepreneurial spirit by operating a “general store” out of his parents’ living room. He first learned the art of negotiation as he purchased goods from his local grocer in bulk for his operation. He found that he could easily earn pocket money by offering free delivery of groceries with his bicycle. Business boomed until rationing during World War II forced Mohs to fold. Mohs’ first major creative invention came to fruition during high school. There, fourteen-year-old Mohs invented a four-passenger scooter capable of traveling long distances and reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour. Besides using the scooter to drive friends to school, Mohs used his creation to take a road trip from Wisconsin to Kentucky. Always having a love of scooters, Mohs later invented an electric scooter with a 22-mile range and also a folding scooter that would fit inside a Cessna. In 1947, Mohs enrolled in R.O.T.C. and then the Air Force. He later attended Southern Methodist University where he studied Business. At S.M.U., Mohs learned valuable skills that complemented his other natural, creative talents. He also joined Delta Chi, Sigma Iota Epsilon (Business
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Honorary Society), and Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business Fraternity). Fresh out of college, Mohs returned to Madison, WI to assist his father in operating a brand new hotel, named the Ivy Inn, right near the UWMadison campus. The hotel featured 60 overnight rooms, a banquet hall which seated 225, a formal dining room, breakfast room, and cocktail lounge. Mohs recalls passing out over 48 dozen doughnuts and 20 gallons of cider during opening day to residents and guests as they toured Madison’s newest hotel. The hotel was to be his father’s retirement income, but, unfortunately, he only lived to see the hotel operate for three years. A still-young Mohs had to step into large shoes early in life as the Manager of the Ivy Inn, learning an uncountable number of life and business lessons. The Ivy Inn was a success for more than one reason, though, as this is where Mohs met his wife Jan. Mohs’ also operated the Mohs Seaplane Corporation, where he first offered a chartered seaplane service in and around Wisconsin. In doing this, he also provided free services to law enforcement agencies in transporting extradited criminals. This corporation would also serve as the basis for so many of his future inventions and products. As mentioned, Mohs’ true passion was inventing and creating. Mohs often found himself either improving an item with an invention or creating a completely new product to fill a need not met in the open market at the time. Whether it be a more durable bike pedal, gas-powered motorbike, detachable bicycle side-car, or a convertible conversion kit for trucks, Mohs used his creative mind to create many products that were ahead of their time. One of Mohs’ more widely popular inventions was, in fact, his bicycle sidecar. Mohs built consumer-oriented versions, and he also built sidecars for ice cream vendors, hot dog vendors, and interplant transportation. The sidecar was featured on “The Price Is Right,” “Say When,” and an Alfred Hitchcock film. Mohs’ most notable and personally gratifying inventions were within the automobile industry. Mohs set out to do what the vast majority of
Opera Sedan individuals would only dream of: creating automobiles, from scratch, exactly to one’s own tastes and sense of style. In fact, Mohs created his cars to show off certain creative designs and his many patents, just as today’s automobile makers do with their concept cars. While Mohs’ automobile inventions were never mass-produced, they do each have their own place in automobile history among auto fanatics. The Opera Sedan, Mohs’ first automobile, was built to show off over 30 unique-at-the-time safety features. Unmistakable in appearance, the vehicle has no doors. Instead, the driver and passenger enter through the rear. On the topic of the Opera Sedan, Mohs shared: “I gave it the name Ostentatienne, using ostentatious with a feminine French ending as GM did with Bonneville Pontiac produced in Canada. That became the Parisienne. That is all I borrowed from GM. It was either that or call it the Mohs Show Off. It was built to show off my patents in the automotive safety field as they existed in 1967, in caricature form, for special emphasis. Not too long after building the Opera Sedan, I brought it to Chicago. The reaction during the noon hour at the busiest pedestrian corner in the United States was, to say the least, traffic-stopping. Someone in the crowd yelled ‘Hey! Look at that car!’ Soon I was surrounded by people ten or twenty deep.” The SafariKar idea came to Mohs after a safari trip with Jan. The car, true to its name, has features optimal for someone on a safari. Mohs described the vehicle’s features: “Totally padded out [to reduce noise], easy to wipe off with a damp cloth, no polishing or waxing, a hunter’s seat for the hunt, linear shaft and bushing doors, swing and sway seats, vanity with built in refrigerator, fold-down seats to become beds, and all the features for a day and/or night on the veld. A schooner of the grasslands. Rugged and ready.”
The other automobile that Mohs created was a nine-passenger convertible. Mohs removed the spare tire and added Goodyear Captive-Air “flat-proof” tires. Then, he converted the trunk into an additional row of seating. Mohs had actually built a combination factory and museum in the rolling countryside outside of Madison, WI to host his ventures. In response to continuous IRS inquiries as to the nature of Mohs’ many business ventures, he actually opened an authentic German restaurant upstairs, named Der Deutsche Raum. “I was tired of driving to Milwaukee for good sauerbraten and salads with hot bacon dressing,” Mohs recalled. “Where else could people dine and see automobiles in production?”
“A fine restaurant in Madison normally has about a five year lifespan, and we lasted over eight years,” Mohs added. “The experience was valuable to Jan and I, and to our kids who worked at times doing museum tours, washing dishes, or filling in wherever needed. I had grown up in a restaurant, bowling alley, and soda fountain complex at the Lark in the 1940s, and, here, my kids had the same opportunity.” Today, Mohs resides with his wife, Jan, in Verona, WI at the site of their former automobile museum and Mohs’ ride in high school restaurant. He especially enjoys reminiscing about he and his wife’s many trips around the United States and world, and he also spends much of his time with his family.
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New Founder Profile: Bob Hendershot In many uncountable ways, Bob Hendershot answered the fraternity’s call on both the local and international levels. Delta Chi recognizes Hendershot as a New Founder of the Delta Chi Fraternity for his exceptional financial support. Hendershot also received a Meritorious Service Award for his service to the Fraternity.
Discovering a Band of Brothers Hendershot’s path to Delta Chi began about four weeks before classes started his freshman year. He came to Purdue to serve as Drum Major in the Purdue Marching Band.
The Purdue Chapter had been fortunate to have three alumni heavily involved in advising the Chapter from the 1950s through the late 1980s. Hendershot was asked by Nolan Walker, Purdue ‘28, to take on one of these roles, and, in 1988, Hendershot took over as ABT Treasurer. The task at hand was to decide what to do with the Chapter House, originally built in 1927: tear down and rebuild, renovate, or move and build. In 1990, Hendershot and others had reached a decision. “Because of parking limitations and the cost of land near us, the logical decision was to sell and build in the new Greek area that Purdue University was developing,” recalled Hendershot. “Purdue University wanted to buy our old home, and they would also sell us the new land.”
“Needless to say, I thought I was pretty smart stuff,” Hendershot shared.
With construction plans finalized and financing obtained, groundbreaking for the new facility occurred during the summer of 1992.
When grades arrived shortly after Christmas, Hendershot learned that he was not that good. He had, in fact, passed only one course: Russian. Neither the band department nor his parents were impressed.
“Within a few weeks, I received a call from an alumnus who asked if I had seen the Lafayette newspaper,” recalled Hendershot. “Our major donor had filed for bankruptcy! We learned crisis management rather quickly! We were able to stop the construction, but we had to use half of our cash to put the ground back as it was before the groundbreaking.”
During Spring Rush, another band member - Marv Bailey, Purdue ’70 - invited Hendershot to the house for a Rush function. “I received a bid later, and this was the best thing I could have done. I received the help I needed throughout pledgeship, and my grades improved. [Bailey] was the “A”, and he became my pledge pop and, later, my roommate. The Chapter made sure did not get any special treatment, but they also made sure I learned to become a good Delta Chi brother,” recalled Hendershot.
The Purdue Chapter initiated Hendershot in 1968. As an undergraduate, Hendershot served the Purdue Chapter as “D”, and he also served on several committees. “I have always felt that if it were not for my Delta Chi brothers, I would never have achieved the success I have,” added Hendershot.
Purdue Calls Bailey approached Hendershot again in the 1980s, this time as an alumnus. “I never hesitated to say ‘Yes’,” Hendershot recalled.
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Filling in the hole and sowing grass seed was not what Hendershot expected to see at the beginning of the fall semester. Because the old house was already sold, leaving the chapter effectively unhoused,
it was difficult to find support. “John Lockhart, Purdue ’80, called and suggested that he, Bill Humphrey, Purdue ’85, and I meet in Kokomo, IN for dinner and discussions,” recalled Hendershot. “By the end of the evening, the three of us pledges to do all we could to keep Delta Chi at Purdue a reality.” Within a week, Humphrey learned that the Alpha Delta Pi house, with beds for 80, was available. After convincing the Fraternity, Purdue Research Foundation and the Alpha Delta Pi National Foundation to participate in various loan terms, 23 young men of the Purdue Chapter moved into their new house in the fall of 1992. Over the years, the chapter house has seen many remodeling projects. Purdue Chapter alumni leaders have always agreed that the house must be kept alive and fresh.
“It should provide the best educational environment, and it should be one of the cleanest facilities at Purdue,” added Hendershot. While Hendershot took a lesser role in the chapter’s operations in 2004, others have since stepped in to assist Humphrey in providing high quality facilities for the Chapter.
Involvement on an International Scale In the early 1990s, Hendershot attended his first Board of Directors meeting for the Delta Chi Educational Foundation in Indianapolis. At the meeting, Doc Underwood, Kansas ’51, motioned Hendershot over to sit next to him and share his meeting agenda. “[Doc] was my mentor then and for many of the following years,” recalled Hendershot. Hendershot was elected to serve as a Director at that meeting, and his involvement with the Educational Foundation grew from that day. “I had seen some of the names in the Quarterly, but I had never been to a Convention to experience the depth of Delta Chi’s brotherhood,” said Hendershot. “In the next few years, I was learning more about Delta Chi’s history, the roles and responsibilities of a Board member, and the purpose of the Foundation and Fraternity on an International level.” Around 2000, Fred Hammert, Oklahoma ’60, and Michael Carroll, Auburn ’71, approached Hendershot about running for Treasurer of the Educational Foundation. Hendershot was elected, and he served
in that role for the next decade. During his tenure, he oversaw the creation of the Foundation’s “E-Chi” accounts (Educational Chapter Housing Initiatives - a term coined by John Tunila, Connecticut ’81). Because of the tax-advantaged fundraising opportunities now available to chapters for renovation projects, he attended ribboncutting ceremonies at the Illinois and Cornell Chapters. “I always hated to hear that a chapter had closed and the house had been sold,” shared Hendershot. “The sense of belonging to an organization is emotional, but the tangible property helps brothers reconnect to their pasts.”
Final Thoughts Hendershot notes that sufficient space would not be available to list the names of every Delta Chi who assisted in his growth and development. Some of the names that come to mind when asked, though, are Fred Hammert, Oklahoma ’60; George O’Bear, DePauw ’30; and Joe Lacchia, Michigan State ’64. Hendershot’s advice to his fellow brothers is simple. “Get involved and grow,” he shared. “Go to Alumni Chapter meetings, Foundation Alumni Receptions, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Convention. You will be surprised that the hand of brotherhood is so accepting.” Written by: Aaron Otto “DD”, Kansas State ’98 Publications Committee
XXX Campus Scene 000 Manpower, active members reported Fall 2013 (does not include associate members)
Andrew Turk ’16 “E” Our brothers worked hard this fall to raise funds in order to redo our back parking lot, the most prominent issue our chapter house currently faces. Construction began in January and will conclude by May. Our intramural basketball, soccer, softball, and ultimate frisbee teams continue to excel, and our brothers also maintained one of the top GPA’s on campus. We’re looking forward to a strong spring recruitment effort and our annual brotherhood retreat in Lake Tahoe.
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and Auburn’s football team in addition to Delta Chi. Our chapter also received the 2013 James E. Martin Small Fraternity Award for Athletics, Recruitment, and Risk Management. Our brothers also raised $2,000 for The V Foundation this semester.
Grayson LaHatte ’16 “E”
Mercedez Martinez ’16 “E” We held our “Beat Cancer” event, where we donated all proceeds to The V Foundation, and we also hosted a “Spike N’ Splash” philanthropy to promote Greek unity. Brothers also spent considerable time planning our chartering banquet. This fall also saw the initiation of our Alpha associate member class, which was an incredible experience for our newly chartered chapter.
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Italo Borrelli ’16 “E” This fall, we welcomed new members, transitioned to a new ABT, and prepared to congratulate new alumni in our brotherhood. Brothers participated in an “Alumni-Active” football game, where many years throughout our chapter’s history were represented. We’ve also focused on getting more involved with the Greek community and our IFC. Finally, we’re working to improve our members’ scholarly traits and leadership skills.
Brothers during our White Carnation formal
Our fourteen associate members this fall doubled our chapter size. We also celebrated our chapter’s 30th anniversary at our annual White Carnation Formal.
Michael Weymouth ’16 “E”
Noah Parrish ’15 “E” Our brothers were honored to meet Congressman John Mica, Florida ’67, during the Delta Chi Congressional Reception. Gregg Otten ’92 received the Advisor of the Year award, and Nicholas Samonas ’14 completed the Marine Corp Marathon in under three hours while also raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation. Our annual Brotherhood Auction also raised $1,020 towards our goal of raising $5,000 for The V Foundation.
Ryan Dennehy ’16 “E”
We welcomed 22 men into our brotherhood this fall, and we participated in several philanthropy events. Our Quarters for Cancer event helped bring our total money raised to The V Foundation to $1,000. We also helped organize a chili cook-off between fraternities on campus, and our brothers brought home the gold.
The Arizona Chapter closed on 2/19/14 due to various risk management policy violations. For questions or more information, please contact Kevin Madden at 319-341-3134 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Dowd ’15 “E” We initiated 21 men after a strong recruitment effort, and we’re looking forward to seeing these men take an active role in our chapter’s future. Our indoor basketball team won the championship, and our indoor soccer team made it to the championship game. We also held an alumni event this semester at a local restaurant, and we’re excited for even more alumni to attend our spring event.
Alex Townsley ’17 “E” We began the semester by welcoming 18 men as associate members. These men immediately involved themselves with the Freshman Leadership Program, Student Government Association, Auburn’s Honor College,
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Brothers and associate members pose for a photo
We welcomed five associate members this fall, and our brothers continued our chapter’s tradition of volunteering for His Shining Light’s 15th annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Brothers also coordinated an event for students on campus to create holiday cards for our soldiers overseas. Finally, we’re looking forward to our chapter’s 25th anniversary, and we’ve set many goals to improve our alumni relations efforts.
The Binghamton Chapter closed on 12/10/13 due to various risk management policy violations. For questions or more information, please contact Kevin Madden at 319-341-3134 or at email@example.com.
Chris Tsirigotis ’14 “E” Our brothers’ hard work paid off this fall. We welcomed the most associate members of any fraternity on campus. Our “A” was nominated for the “President of the Year” award, and one brother was nominated for “Greek Man of the Year.” Our “Dads’ Weekend” was also a huge hit. In planning for our future, our chapter raised over $7,000 towards our new house. We all are extremely excited for the challenges that lie ahead!
Michael Aisenberg ’14 “E” This fall, we held a special ceremony to celebrate our chapter’s second President’s Cup. We welcomed many alumni back for Homecoming and our memorial golf tournament. At the event, we presented a memorial paddle to our deceased brother’s parents. We’re also looking forward to our annual cigar bar fundraiser and our chapter’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Brothers pose for a photo during Anchor Splash
Brothers pose for a photo with their President’s Cup
Zachary Ernat ’14 “E”
We welcomed nine associate members through a mid-semester recruitment effort, and we’re determined to recruit 20 additional quality men throughout the spring semester. Our date auction also raised over $600 towards our goal of $2,000 for The V Foundation. The Central Michigan Chapter is not currently recognized by the University of Central Michigan. The Chapter is in good standing with Delta Chi. Questions should be directed to Kevin Madden, Director of Risk Management (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jordan Lippincott ’14 “E”
Brandon Cannon ’16 “E”
Brothers show their support for The V Foundation by wearing blue during a chapter meeting
Our brothers participated in a blue shirt event to raise funds for The V Foundation. Alumni donated for each blue shirt photo they witnessed as a profile picture on Facebook. Our brothers also won several athletic events including the Gamma Phiesta carnival competition, IFC softball, and Alpha Phifa.
California Univ. – PA
Eric Myers ’15 “E”
Both of our indoor soccer teams finished first, and our brothers finished in the top three in flag football, softball, softball, and volleyball. We repainted the front porch, and our associate members added a barbecue and grill station. Our scholarship chairman created a new program for our brothers, which has increased accountability and helped us better prepare for both our courses and finals.
James Curley ’14 “X” Our brothers participated in a “Slime for a Dime” event with Zeta Epsilon Chi, the newest sorority on campus. Several brothers and sisters volunteered to have their faces on the front of buckets. Students donated to see one Delta Chi brother and one Zeta Epsilon Chi sister slimed at a Halloween event held on campus. This event raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and The V Foundation.
The Cincinnati Chapter voted to close on 12/11/13 due to lack of membership. For questions or more information, please contact Kevin Madden at 319-341-3134 or at email@example.com.
Joe DelVescio ’16 “E”
Brothers around our derby car
We welcomed two new gentlemen into our brotherhood, and we placed second overall for the President’s Award and third during Homecoming. We raised over $300 for The V Foundation through our annual Pie-A-Chi event, fundraising tables in the Student Union, and the donation of a derby car.
Case Western Reserve
Hyung Chul Kim ’15 “E”
We welcomed six new members who are each actively involved on campus as Resident Assistants or members of other student organizations. We hosted a scholarship banquet with two sororities, and we hosted a “Walking Taco” event to raise funds and awareness for The V Foundation. Brothers placed second during the synchronized swimming event during Anchor Splash and second place at Phi Mu’s Hoop-A-Palooza.
Our Homecoming float
After initiating seven brothers last spring and a strong recruitment effort this fall, our manpower topped 70. Our brothers teamed up with Kappa Sigma and Alpha Chi Omega for the Homecoming float contest. Working with the theme of “Paw Prints in the Sand,” we included a large boat on a WINTER 2014
XXX Campus Scene backdrop of Clemson and Lake Hartwell, and we named the boat “Marcia,” after the First Lady of the University. Our “Jimmy V Fall Classic” featured a two-day soccer and basketball tournament, and the event raised nearly $1,000 for The V Foundation. Brothers also enjoyed our annual Mountain Weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This spring, we’re looking forward to a great alumni event as we celebrate our chapter’s 25th anniversary.
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Jeffrey LoDuca ’15 “E” We welcomed 12 new brothers into our chapter this fall. Our brothers brought home third place at Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash, and we finished first in Sigma Lambda Gamma’s kickball tournament. Many brothers embarked on a two-day conning and camping trip in central Ohio, and we also hosted a cookout for alumni and our families during Homecoming. We’re looking forward to our first annual chili cook-off philanthropy event this spring.
Daniel Rivkees ’16 We raised $1,350 for The V Foundation and other charities this semester, and we’re actively preparing for our “I Got Snagged By Jimmy V” event this spring. Tommy Moreno ’14 and Attila Mihalik ’14 will finish this school year as IFC President and SGA President, respectively.
Noah Tulsky ’16 “E”
William Ball ’16, “B”
Delta Chi and FIJI combined Movember team at the beginning of the month before they started growing mustaches.
After a successful recruitment effort brought us 15 associate members, our brothers sought to improve other aspects of our chapter’s operations. With the help of the women of Phi Mu, we hosted a “Holiday Skate” event where we rented a skating rink in Greenville. Over 300 students attended, and the event raised $1,300 for The V Foundation. We hope to double the impact of this event next year. Our brothers also focused their efforts on creating new connections within the Greek community through formal mixers and participation in various events. Our brothers share the goals of becoming more involved in campus organizations, increase the Chapter’s philanthropic efforts, and to host a successful alumni golf tournament.
East Stroudsburg Throughout the fall semester, the brothers of the Cornell Chapter renewed their commitment to philanthropic work with a special focus on the needs of the surrounding Ithaca community. This winter, through the Elf Project, we pledged to sponsor Christmas gifts for three area children whose families lack the means to provide them with many essential clothing items, let alone Christmas presents. We provided supported for three children: an eleven-year old girl and two boys of six and two. Brothers contributed over $450 so that each will receive clothing items necessary for staying warm in the Ithaca winter in addition to toys and games. Brothers also participated in Movember, a month-long event in which brothers forgo shaving and grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. Our brothers teamed up with Phi Gamma Delta to form a 25-man team that, through various campus events, raised money for the cause. We are also looking forward to collaborating with the Cornell Public Service Center this spring.
Kenny Chou ’13 “E”
Robert Rinehart ’15 “E”
This year, we have raised a substantial amount of money for The V Foundation through our annual “Pie-A-Chi” event and a Texas Roadhouse donation night. Brothers also worked security, judged events, and helped participants during the Special Olympics. We teamed up with Sigma Pi to work at MetLife Stadium in order to raise money for our respective chapters. Our new “BB” Mark Zygmunt ’12 has assisting in expanding our ABT and improving communication between our student members and alumni.
Sean Durkin ’14 “E
Many alumni attended our chartering banquet this fall, and we’re extremely grateful for their assistance in rebuilding our chapter’s presence on campus. Our recruitment efforts yielded five new initiates. We also hosted “Carving Out Cancer,” a pumpkin carving contest between sororities on campus that benefitted The V Foundation.
Twelve men joined our brotherhood as part of the Mu associate member class this semester, and we’re looking forward to their potential as future leaders and role models within our chapter. We hosted a backyard pool and barbecue mixer with Delta Delta Delta and a speed dating mixer with Gamma Phi Beta. We raised over $100 for The V Foundation during our “Pie a Delta Chi” event, and our annual “Don’t Drop the Ball” event raised over $4300. Our brothers participated in several community service events, including a community haunted house event and hanging Christmas decorations for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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Suraj Pindoria ’14 “E” Continuing on the successes of our previous philanthropic efforts, we raised $700 at our “Pie a Delta Chi” event, which raised half of our pledged donations for The V Foundation. We held two alumni events this quarter: a Founders’ Day dinner and a Thanksgiving Day softball game. Our brothers are working hard to improve our chapter’s GPA while simultaneously increasing our campus involvement efforts. 14
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Aaron Jones ’15 “E”
Our brothers focused our efforts this fall on recruitment and academic performance. We recruited 13 men during the fall quarter and have five men ready to join in the winter quarter. Our brothers’ grades are also steadily improving. Our chapter is also working with Ed Worthen ’86 and our ABT on our housing campaign.
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Taylor McKeel ’15 “E” We welcomed 58 associate members at the beginning of the semester. John Rausch ’13 and Wes Dickerson were tapped to join Florida Blue Key. Our chapter received the President’s Cup in intramurals this year, and we teamed up with Alpha Epsilon Phi for Homecoming. Brothers participated in a Greek blood drive and a highway cleanup, and we attended the All Florida Founders’ Day event in Daytona. We’re looking forward to Earthball in the spring and our house renovation plans. Go Gators!
We welcomed 12 men into our brotherhood this fall, the most in a single semester since our recolonization on campus. Alpha Gamma Delta selected Jake Tomlin ’15 as their “Gentleman of the Double Rose.” Tomlin and Gregg Jacobs ’14 were initiated into Order of Omega, and Spencer Plotnick ’15 was accepted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. We’re looking forward to celebrating our chartering banquet this spring. 38
Hunter Mitchell ’14 “E”
Stephen Fenech ’14 “E”
performance. Brothers are working hard in preparation for hosting Region VIII’s RLC in Savannah, GA this spring. Over 30 alumni attended our Homecoming activities, and our 17-member ABT currently meets monthly. A fund has been established with monthly donations to support leadership development at conferences, Convention, and other training opportunities. We’ve also embarked on a journey with our Housing Initiative Steering Committee “to determine the appropriate path of launching a capital fundraising campaign and constructing and a permanent housing facility…in a prominent location at Georgia Southern University.” For more information about this initiative, contact Bryan Davis ’06 (bryan@ hendleyproperties.com). We’re looking forward to the Blue and White football game and our alumni weekend this spring.
Brandon Washburn ’15 “E”
We kicked off the fall semester by welcoming 21 associate members into our brotherhood. As we cheered on an up-and-down Yellow Jackets season, our brothers hosted and participated in a number of events. We held our bi-annual brotherhood retreat in F.D.R. State Park, which consisted of goal setting and a brotherhood football game. Brothers traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee for our semi-formal, planned by Matt Gilkenson ’15. Our annual “Wreck the Deck” social event was a huge success also. Our biggest achievement, though, was winning Homecoming, led by co-chairs Nick Zambetti ’16 and Jack Crawford ’16. We’ve now won Homecoming four of the past five years.
Michael McLaughlin ’16 “E” We worked towards the goal of aggressively growing our manpower this fall, and we’ve been successful thus far. We have also recently started renovation projects to our house. Brothers also volunteered at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen, and we’re actively planning an event to benefit The V Foundation this spring.
Brothers pose for a photo during Operation Breakfast Rescuemustaches
We extended 22 bids this fall, and we welcomed 18 men into our brotherhood on November 16th. Later that evening, our brothers and guests attended our formal banquet at the White Inn Hotel. We also held our annual Miss Delta Chi pageant, which raised over $1,000 for The V Foundation. Our brothers also participated in community service events, including Fall Sweep, Miracle on Main Street, and Operation Breakfast Rescue. We’re looking forward to making more of an impact on campus and within our community this spring.
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Spencer Knowles ’16 “E” We held brotherhood events each week throughout the fall, and we also hosted several mixers with sororities. Brothers also hosted a “Pie A Delta Chi” event where the proceeds benefitted The V Foundation.
Matthew Rolph ’14 “E” Our house is looking better than ever after we painted the parlor. We initiated 15 men this fall, and we’re looking forward to a spring recruitment effort in the spring. We would also like to thank “AA” Miles Washburn, Massachusetts ’87 for his visit - it’s always a pleasure!
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Matthew Swinkin ’14 “E”
Brad Szopo ’15 “E” We hosted our fourth annual Jimmy V volleyball tournament, held in the recreation center for the first time. Eight co-ed teams participated in the event, and we bought pizza and drinks to sell during the tournament. We’d like to thank Bill Williams ’83 for his sponsorship of and assistance throughout the event. In all, the event raised over $600 for The V Foundation.
Brian Rumble ’16 “E” A strong recruitment effort yielded us 19 initiates. We held a salsa dancing mixer with Chi Omega and hosted a “2k Race to Kill Cancer.” The race raised over $1,300 for The V Foundation, and we’re looking forward to improving the event next year!
Our brothers and alumni on the back of our Homecoming float
Peter Lane ’07, ABT President This fall, we celebrated the largest manpower number in our chapter’s history, and the Chapter is consistently ranked in the top 10 for academic
We welcomed two new members this fall, and we raised money for The V Foundation and our chapter through a Yankee Candle fundraiser. We saw many alumni visit and show their support during Homecoming as well. WINTER 2014
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Jeff Calhoun ’16 “E” Each year, we compete in a Christmas light decorating contest among all fraternities on campus. Our brothers worked to make our house stand out. This year’s decorations were especially great with the addition of Delta Chi letters high above the ground and winter festivities illuminated in our front room.
Our brothers danced for 36 hours and raised over $9,000 for Dance Marathon, which benefitted the Riley Children’s Hospital. Ryan Descamp ’15 helped start the Greek Safety and Medical Training Initiative, a program that allows Greek students to take American Heart Association CPR and first-aid certification courses.
Josh Engel ’15 “E”
Holiday decorations at the chapter house
Brothers during cleanup efforts after the Washington, IL tornado in November
Michael Bovino ’14 “E” We welcomed 26 associate members this fall, and over 30 alumni visited for Homecoming. We teamed up with Alpha Xi Delta to raise $1,500 for The V Foundation at our “Chill by the Grill” philanthropic barbecue event. A group of active members traveled to Washington, Illinois over Thanksgiving break to assist in cleanup efforts from the massive tornado that destroyed many homes, including a brother’s home, earlier that month.
Iowa State Brothers pose for a photo after our Upsilon associate member class initiation
We initiated 30 associate members this fall, bringing our manpower to 113 - the largest in our chapter’s history. We raised $1500 from a volleyball tournament we co-hosted with Alpha Delta Pi, and our brothers also won the flag football intramural championship. We are also proud to announce that we officially purchased our chapter house, added a permanent sign in the front yard, and renovated the first floor of our chapter house.
John Kraus ’15 “E” We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve received our charter and are now the Iowa State Chapter. We raised over $800 for The V Foundation during our “Sign the V” event. We’re proud of our accomplishments, and we’re looking forward to the future of Delta Chi at Iowa State University.
Tyler Napier ’15 “E”
Jason Katz ’13 “E”
Brothers and associate members during Dance Marathon
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We were deeply saddened by the loss of our brother, Tyler Bojo ’15, who was a vital part of our brotherhood. A memorial scholarship has been created, and other actions will be taken to ensure his name will never be forgotten. We also welcomed eight men into our brotherhood through our recruitment efforts this fall.
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Cory Campano ’13 “E” We initiated four men this fall through our recruitment efforts, and our brothers raised $500 for The Wounded Warrior Project. Brothers also participated in the Phi Sigma Sigma walk for Alzheimer’s research, and we also volunteered at a local hockey game to support cancer awareness for the Conemaugh Hospital.
Luke Reber ’16 “E” Our redesigned associate member program, which still emphasizes Delta Chi’s four values and 11 Basic Expectations, has assisted in guiding our newest members on a path to success. Just like last year, we placed 2,996 flags on our front lawn to honor each life lost on September 11th twelve years ago. We’ve also focused our efforts on building our alumni relations program by holding more events during home football game weekends.
Christian Pavkovich ’17 “E” We initiated three members during our winter term, and we have 12 associate members for the upcoming term. Brothers traveled to Camp Tapico in Kalkaska for a brotherhood retreat. We were also able to renovate much of our chapter house due to hard work by our brothers and alumni. Brothers also raised $350 for The V Foundation during Relay for Life, and we built a table for Habitat for Humanity. Because of our philanthropic efforts, our chapter received the Philanthropic Award given by our Greek community.
Joseph Andrew ’16 “E” We extended 10 bids this term and recently held an initiation for a new brother. Brothers participated in several social events around campus, and we held our second annual semi-formal. We also participated in several philanthropic events and hosted our own event to benefit The V Foundation.
Bradley Guin ’16 “A”
Michael Kennedy ’14 “E” In 2010, Delta Chi returned to Kansas State University as an unhoused fraternity with 21 members. This fall, we initiated 18 men, bringing our manpower to 51. We also celebrated our chartering with a banquet attended by over 170 brothers, alumni, and guests. At the banquet, House Corporation President Mike Dichiser ’95 took the stage to announce the purchase of a chapter house at 1904 Grandview Drive. The house is adjacent to a number of other Greek houses, and it will house four of our brothers.
Brothers and members of Delta Zeta during their “Turtle Tug” philanthropy
We hosted a successful series of events in celebration of Founders’ Day this year. We held a special reception for alumni during the L.S.U. - Florida football game, and we initiated new members and performed the alumni ceremony on Founders’ Day. Brothers also participated in the “Trick or Clean with College Council” community service project, and we also assisted in cleaning the L.S.U. Lakes and sorority row. We teamed up with Kappa Delta and brought home second place during the Homecoming Lawn Decorating Contest. Finally, we received a “gold” evaluation from the Greek Assessment Program, an annual evaluation of fraternity and sorority chapters on campus in the areas of academics, member education, and chapter operations.
Lake Forest Kennesaw
Kyle Scott ’12 “E”
Richard Fordwor ’16 “E” We initiated seven associate members this fall, and our chapter is gaining influence on campus, as brothers occupy top positions in student government and other campus organizations. We won most Greek Life competitions on campus, and our brothers are much closer this fall.
Alex Valentino ’16 “E” Our brothers sat down with ABT members to build a vision for our chapter. We developed a clear set of values - diversity, respect, and responsibility - to focus on and instill in our new members. We’ve also revamped our recruitment process, taking a much more personal, one-on-one approach.
Livingston Brothers pose for a photo with their letters on campus
Our brothers have been focused on strengthening our relationships on campus this fall. We hosted several barbecues to promote our organization and build friendships. Austin Harrell ’13 represented our chapter as a member of the Homecoming Court. We’re looking forward to a calendar full of events and activities in the spring.
Charles Caudle ’14 “E” We held several events leading up to Homecoming this fall, including events during home football games and several small brotherhood events for our brothers and associate members to get to know one another. The night before homecoming, we planned a bonfire for our brothers and alumni. The next day, we hosted a large get-together, attended the home football game, and held a gathering after the game. On Sunday, we also held a cook out for all those still in town. We had a great turnout, and we’re looking forward to seeing more alumni come back to visit next year! WINTER 2014
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games this fall. We raised nearly $300 for The V Foundation at our “Pie A D-Chi” event at our Delta Chi Carnival. Izzak Bloch ’17 currently serves as the Vice President of Community Service and Philanthropy for the IFC.
Rain Gregorio ’15 “E”
Karan Zutshi ’15 “A” We initiated 14 men this fall. Two brothers currently serve as Vice President of Scholarship & Service and Vice President of Programming for the IFC.
Jeffrey Dickerson ’15 “E” We recovered from a large graduating class last spring by recruiting nine associate members this fall. Our fourth annual spaghetti dinner, organized by Nick Frye ’16, raised over $500 for The V Foundation. Our Homecoming events saw a larger attendance and participation, and we’re looking forward to our winter alumni retreat.
Brothers participating in the Garden Clean-up
We closed out 2013 by initiating 14 men and participating in a garden cleanup, which was covered in the Press Telegram. Our brothers also traveled to Las Vegas this fall for an exciting formal. In an effort to increase our reach, we challenged brothers to get involved by holding a position in another campus organization on campus. Birane Ndiaye ’15 was elected to IFC and the Associated Students, Inc. Our annual “Del-Tiki” DanceOff was very successful in raising money for The V Foundation, and the event saw participation from each sorority. Our associate members also participated in and invited their friends to the event, which brought even more participants.
Brian Schuppert ‘15 “B”
Joseph Scarpati ’14 “E” This fall, Greek Life turned 100 on our campus. Ben Lipper ’15 and Tyler Denk ’16 led our recruitment efforts, and Spencer Wyatt ’16 served as AMC, educating the nine men of our Beta Zeta associate member class. Our brothers won the overall Centennial Homecoming competition, flag football championship, and softball league championship. Daniel Schweitzer ’14 brought home the championship in badminton singles. Our Movers program continued this fall, and we raised $1,600 for The V Foundation. 26
Matthew Cronican ’14 “E” We experienced a phenomenal chartering banquet with nearly 120 brothers, alumni and guests in attendance. “AA” Miles Washburn ’87 returned to his alma mater to speak at the banquet. We also initiated 11 men this fall.
Joe Shapiro ’15 “E”
Our 2013-14 Executive Board following Fall elections
We welcomed 34 associate members into our brotherhood after the most successful formal recruitment effort in our chapter’s history. Our brothers’ hard work led to Delta Chi possessing the highest GPA among fraternities on campus for the third consecutive quarter. We also won the intramural soccer championship, and our brothers will be participating in the state soccer intramural championships this spring. Our brothers are actively planning our spring 5k, which will benefit The V Foundation.
Kole Dudley ’15 “E”
We have completely renovated our chapter house in preparation for this year’s associate member class. In addition, our brothers completed nearly 1,000 community service hours and raised $500 during our fall philanthropy. We saw many alumni return to campus for Homecoming, and we’re looking forward to our annual Kimball Classic Weekend, to be held May 3-4, 2014.
Garrett Stephens ’14 “E” We welcomed 15 men into our chapter this fall, and we’re excited to see the impact these men will have over the coming years. Our annual pumpkin carving carving event, which benefitted The V Foundation, was a great success. We also had a large alumni reunion for brothers from the 1960s and 1970s in September, and our brothers learned a lot about our chapter’s rich history. We’re looking forward to more recruitment success in the spring and continuing our growth as a chapter.
JT Kahr ’16 “E”
Family Weekend 2013 Brothers pose for a photo with Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Izzo
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Our house underwent some great renovations this summer in preparation for the fall semester. We welcomed 14 associate members through our
Campus Scene recruitment efforts, and we hosted our annual car smash philanthropy during the Michigan State vs. Michigan football game. The event raised over $580 for The V Foundation. We’re looking forward to the spring, where we will renovate a staircase in the house and continue to improve our philanthropic efforts.
Bryce Holstad ’14 “E”
our brothers sold and delivered quesadillas and hot chocolate to students on campus. We also made a 4 A.M. journey to pick up Krispy Kreme doughnuts from their one location in Connecticut in order to have 1200 hot, fresh doughnuts ready to sell on campus at 8 A.M. Brothers wore letters and our flag flew high as the doughnuts sold like wildfire. Our brothers also created care packages, with bottled water and cookies, to deliver to students studying in the library during finals week.
Brock Scoville ’15 “E”
Brothers at our Founders’ Day celebration
Our chapter continues to grow, as we initiated 13 men this fall. Our manpower is, again, the largest in our chapter’s history. Aaron Johnson ’16 and Matthew Greenfield ’16 are hard at work to revamp our scholarship and philanthropy programs. Our goal is to improve our members’ average GPA to 3.3 by 2016 and also host numerous philanthropic endeavors on campus and across the Twin Cities area.
James Weems A.M. “E” Our 15 brothers welcomed 11 new initiates this fall, bringing our manpower to 26. We’re hard at work to surpass the 30-member mark and also work towards rebuilding the 80-man chapter that used to be here at Mississippi State.
We initiated 30 men into the bond of a lifetime this fall. During the Homecoming talent competition, we teamed up with Sigma Kappa and Phi Gamma Delta and brought home second place. Our a cappella group, “B Frat Major,” placed third overall in the InBetween Acts (IBA) competition, and Andrew Scherping ’17 was part of the group that placed first. We started a new philanthropy event this semester, held the weekend of the Mizzou vs. Florida football game. The Delta Chi Gator Dunk benefits local children who otherwise would not have been able to afford Christmas gifts. Participants were offered a chance to dunk members of Delta Chi dressed in a Florida Gator costume. Alex Dyer ’14 transitioned from “A” to IFC President as the semester ended. Every semester, Mizzou’s Office of Greek Life presents various awards to fraternities and sororities recognizing their achievements in all areas of operation. At this ceremony, our chapter received the highest award available to a fraternity: the Overall IFC Excellence Award. The amount of hard work and dedication that went into this award makes us very proud of how far we have come. Thank you to all the alumni who came before us that were able to make this award possible; we couldn’t have done it without your help.
Bryce Crewse ’15 “E” We successfully doubled our chapter size while hardly spending a dime from our recruitment budget. Our manpower is now the largest it has been in over five years. During Jimmy V Week, our brothers camped outside the Student Union to raise money and sell Jimmy V Week gear. We raised over $2,000 for The V Foundation through this event and our annual powder puff football game.
Steven Kutniewski A.M. “E” Montclair State Greek Life decided to suspend recruitment for the fall semester to allow for a restructuring effort. This afforded us an opportunity to focus on our philanthropic and community service efforts. We hosted our first 5k for The V Foundation, and the event was a great success. We also held our White Carnation event this fall. We already have a large group of interested men looking forward to spring recruitment.
Brothers with our Overall IFC Excellence Award
Austin Price ’17 “E”
Adam Tyson ’13 “E” Brothers and associate members after bid day this fall
Brothers participating in the Garden Clean-up
We had several successful fundraising efforts this fall. On two occasions,
This fall, we hosted a basketball tournament on campus and also hosted a paintball booth where students could pay to shoot brothers with paintball guns. These events raised over $700 for The V Foundation. Brothers also organized a pumpkin carving contest and an ornament and wreath decorating competition. We also had a trip to the river for bid day, and we held a thanksgiving dinner, complete with a bacon-wrapped turkey. We initiated ten new brothers this fall, and we already have five associate members for the spring.
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a driving force behind “Greeks Against Homelessness and Hunger.” He was also asked to emcee “Take Back the Night,” an event held for the Coalition Against Violence. Cameron Madsen ’13 emceed the Northwest Dance Company show. Ten brothers performed a medley of songs during Sigma Sigma Sigma’s “Rockin’ for Robbie” Lip Sync, which raised money for children’s play therapy for hospitalized children. Kyle King ’15 was our chapter’s representative for Homeless Awareness Month. In order to again exceed our pledge for The V Foundation, we sold our Fall shirts and also have planned a “Cuttin’ Hair Because We Care” event, where every brother will shave his head once enough donations are received.
Kenten King ’15 “E”
Dylan Kraslow ’15 “E” Brothers pose for a photo during Earth Ball
Our house was completely full this fall, which included remodeling our office to house one additional brother. We successfully initiated 25 new members, and we’re excited to see these men grow and contribute to our chapter. Our first Earth Ball event raised $1,000 for The V Foundation. We held several brotherhood events, including a football tournament, barbecue, and base-ketball. Brothers also brought home first place finishes in intramural dodgeball and handball. Our brothers with the Founding Fathers of the Wisconsin Chapter
Konstantin Sandler ’16 “E” We are pleased to announce that the Chapter received approval to be recognized as a University of Northern Colorado fraternity organization and member of IFC this fall. We would like to thank all the alumni that have donated both time and money to the Chapter. We would specifically like to thank the Alumni Board of Trustees, Housing Corporation, and our chapter “BB” Gage Osthoff ’07 for helping us regain recognition. We have initiated two new members and have two associate members already for the sprin. Also, Alex Wojick ’15 was elected IFC Vice President of Scholastics.
During Homecoming, we welcomed alumni back to campus. Although Northwestern lost the football game, our alumni luncheon was a tremendous success. We also sent twelve brothers to Madison, WI to assist in initiating the Founding Fathers of the Wisconsin Colony. The weekend was a fantastic way for our brothers to connect with new brothers from a different University.
Michael Keating ’14 “E”
Rene Ruiz ’14 “E”
Brothers and alumni during summer house improvements
Some members of our Eta Class pose for a photo
Our Eta associate member class consisted of sixteen men. We celebrated Homecoming with the women of Delta Gamma, and gave them flowers and paddles to celebrate. Our brothers also formed an a cappella group and invited them over for a serenade. We helped with move-in day on campus, and many brothers participated in Dance Marathon, which raised $34,761.26 overall for the Children’s Miracle Network. Our first semiformal was also a huge hit this fall.
Conor Middleton ’15 “E”
Caleb Watson ’14 organized and emceed an alcohol awareness event held in the Bearcat arena, and he was invited to emcee the Zeus and Hera event on campus. Trevor Johnson ’14 served as IFC President and was
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Throughout the entire summer, brothers and numerous alumni worked on landscaping and general improvement projects around the house in order to prepare for the fall. The house was complete for Homecoming, where alumni from all over the country returned to the chapter house to celebrate years past. Drew Triplett ’14 organized a dodgeball tournament where the proceeds were donated to The V Foundation.
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Fredrik Winsnes ’16 “E” After a hectic summer with a burst water pipe, our house underwent major repairs and renovations, including new hardwood flooring and refurbished bathroom, living room, library, guest room, and basement. We’re also working with our ABT to plan additional future repairs. We welcomed 16 associate members this fall, and we will initiate them the second week of our winter term. Sung Baek ’09 began service as our House Dad, and has already developed strong relationships with our brothers.
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over 20 alumni returned to campus. Brandon Benjamin ’15 currently serves as IFC President and as a member of the Student Government Board.
Adam Zucker ’16 “E”
Brian Holcombe ’17 “E” We welcomed 40 associate members this fall, and 28 men joined our beloved brotherhood. Through a golf outing and DonorPlay participation, where brothers play games on their phones to raise money, we’ve raised almost $4,000 for The V Foundation.
Philip Lataille ’15 “E” We initiated six men into our chapter, bringing our manpower to 45 during the fall semester. Our “Little Miss Radford” event raised nearly $1,000 for cystic fibrosis research. Brothers organized a campout and a Thanksgiving potluck event, and we’ve focused our efforts on improving the house. Fundraising for Thon with Kappa Kappa Gamma in Times Square
Matthew Carvalho ’15 “E” We welcomed 31 associate members this fall, one of our largest groups of new members in our chapter’s history. Many alumni returned to campus for Homecoming to witness Penn State’s four-overtime victory over Michigan. We participated in “Greek or Treat” and a meet and greet with the State College Bureau. Our brothers are also practicing for our Greek Sing performance with Kappa Delta and Beta Sigma Beta, and we hope to top last year’s third place finish. We’re also looking forward to topping last year’s THON fundraising total, preparing for the intramural basketball championship, and improving our chapter’s cumulative GPA.
Our “Powder Puff” football game raised $300 for The V Foundation during Homecoming weekend. We’d also like to thank our alumni who visited during Homecoming. We also initiated eight men into our brotherhood this fall.
Lawrence Olivadoti ’14 “E”
Nicholas Molencupp ’15 “E” Our chartering banquet was a complete and total success. It was held at the historic Mission Inn & Spa in downtown Riverside, and we had 90 brothers, alumni, and guests in attendance. This fall, we also participated in Phi Kappa Sigma’s dodgeball tournament,, Alpha Chi Omega’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, and several other events. We raffled off sets of fraternity and sorority letters with the proceeds going toward The V Foundation. Our brothers also sported pink ribbons during the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness.
Brothers with the Unity Cup
Our focus this fall was on our recruitment efforts and campus presence. We extended fifteen bids this semester including ‘rolling’ bids. Our brothers brought home the Unity Cup during Greek Week. A week later, over 50 alumni and their wives visited during Homecoming.
Steven Gomez ’13 “E” We initiated 20 men this fall, the largest associate member class since our founding, and we’ll enter the spring semester with close to 60 members. We hosted our first Earth Ball event to raise money for The V Foundation, and it was a success. One of our brothers was also recently elected as IFC President.
Joe Molisani ’15 “E”
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Led by Brandon Barndt ’14 and Brock Stein ’14, we recruited and initiated 22 men this fall. With our new brothers, our chapter is quickly becoming one of the largest fraternities on campus. We set a goal to raise $2500 for The V Foundation before the 2014 Convention, and we’ve already raised over $4500. Brothers participated in Pitt Make A Difference Day, volunteered for our Adopt-A-Block cleanup, and have continued to be an integral part of the Shadyside Boys and Girls Club. During Homecoming,
We proudly initiated 11 men into the bonds of brotherhood this fall. Three of these men already hold leadership positions within the fraternity on the executive board. Our continued commitment to personal development and passion for community service has allowed our members to have an impact on campus and in the community. We’re looking forward to our winter camping trip and Polar Plunge.
Nathaniel Cacy ’16 “E”
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Robert Ladner ’16 “E”
Brothers after initiation
Krysthian Ramos ’13 “E”
Out Homecoming gathering
We participated in Greek Sing for the first time in four years. During our performance, we performed a medley of traditional Delta Chi songs. The active chapter introduced themselves with “Viva la Delta Chi.” Our 14 associate members then performed “The Bond of Delta Chi.” We then announced our sweethearts, Delta Zeta’s Danielle Decroix and Tori Nosovitsky, and sang “Delta Chi Sweetheart.” Our brothers received the “Best Newcomer” trophy for their performances. We also brought home second place in the small float category during the Homecoming Parade. Brothers and alumni also enjoyed a gathering before the Homecoming game, courtesy of Forrest Fairall ’81. We finished the day with a Homecoming and Founders’ Day dinner on the lawn of our chapter house.
Brothers after Chi Omega’s rodeo
During our second annual Jimmy V Week, we raised over $300 for The V Foundation. We brought home first place for the fourth time during the Homecoming competition. We placed second in performance during Sigma Delta Tau’s “Putting on the Hits” lip sync competition. At Chi Omega’s rodeo, we placed first in performance and third overall. We also received first place at the “Trick or Treat Greek” event.
Marc Erlanger ’15 “E”
We initiated 13 men from our Gamma Delta associate member class on December 7th. Matt James ’14 and Josh Faller ’14 received Lance Corporals in the 3rd Battalion 23 Marines. After serving their country in the Marines, each plans on pursuing a career in government law enforcement.
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Justin Ikpo ’13 “E”
We welcomed our Alpha Delta associate member class this fall, and we also initiated R.E. Davis, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin University. We traveled to Houston, TX for the Battle of the Pineywoods Game against rival school Sam Houston State University. We had a huge alumni turnout, and everyone enjoyed the game. We’re looking forward to our upcoming spring alumni golf outing.
Nikolay Rodionov ’16 “E”
Timothy Sorrells ’16 “E”
Our fourth annual Sorority Shootout basketball tournament raised over $3,250 for The V Foundation. We participated in Homecoming with the help of the women of Alpha Chi Omega. At the end of the semester, we initiated 15 associate members. We’re preparing for a $1.5 million renovation of our chapter house next summer, which will include completely new floors, paint, and major work on the bathrooms and all of the sleeping rooms. Our House Corporation will also contribute new furniture throughout the common areas of the house. Brothers and new members at the Crunch hockey game
Stephen Nash ’16 “E” We held our chartering banquet on November 22nd, and over 70 brothers, alumni, friends and guests attended the event. “CC” Keith Shriver, Florida ’79, and Regent Chris Kilroy, Huntsvile ’99, presented our charter and spoke during the banquet. Later this semester, we initiated two brothers through informal recruitment efforts. We also raised $500 for The V Foundation from our Earth Ball event.
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We initiated our Alpha Alpha associate member class this fall. Our brothers had a great time getting to know this spring’s potential new members at the Crunch hockey game. Stephen Terzolo ’08 helped us increase our community involvement through his urban revitalization organization, Believe in Syracuse. Additionally, the Chapter coordinated Syracuse University’s largest donation drive, which collected more than 35 tons of goods and helped than 3,000 local families last year. We are extremely excited to host our new annual Kan Jam Philanthropy for The V Foundation in February.
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Ryan Bradley ’14 “E”
Zach Harvey ’16 “E” We began the school year with a full house, and we then recruited 24 men to join our brotherhood. For the first time in our 47 year history, all of our Delta Chi Sweethearts gathered together to remember and celebrate their time with Delta Chi.
Chris Gross ’15 “E”
Our brothers pose for a photo
After a successful recruitment effort, our brothers brought home first place with our Homecoming float. We’re looking forward to hosting our brothers from Region III for the RLC this spring. We’re also preparing for a new alumni event, a softball tournament, to be held this spring in Stephenville at City Park.
Thomas Dao ’16 “E” We had the honor of initiating 10 men into our fraternity this fall. Our entire chapter participated in Movember as part of an IFC effort, and our chapter was in the top five for most money raised among fraternities. We also participated in Recycling Awareness Day, where brothers built a gigantic BEVO head out of recycled materials along side with various organizations around campus. Our brothers witnessed the Longhorns bring home a victory for the ages when we traveled to Dallas for the Red River Rivalry game. We also added a new television to our house, and we’ve begun working on acquiring a new fence around our property.
Chase Yull ’15 “E” We welcomed 24 men as associate members this fall. Our annual capture the flag tournament raised almost $1,000 for The V Foundation. Our brothers remain very active in our community, and we’re looking forward to our Earth Ball event in the spring.
Our first Hoops for Hope philanthropy event
Jacob Williams ’14 “E”
We teamed up with Tau Lambda Sigma to host “Hoops for Hope,” a 3v3 basketball tournament. The event, organized by Grant Orr ’16, raised money for The V Foundation and the American Cancer Society. We hope Hoops for Hope will continue to be a campus-wide event that encourages friendly competition between organizations on campus, while also raising awareness for The V Foundation.
Matt Taxin ’17 “E” We initiated two men into our chapter this fall. We also raised $700 during our “Jimmy V Week.” Our brothers were very active in our community, as we volunteered to clean up many of the inner city parks around our campus. Brothers also brought home first place at Kappa Epsilon and Delta Epsilon Psi’s dodgeball tournament this semester.
Jon Headley ’14 “E” We initiated six men into the brotherhood this semester, and one of our brothers brought home first place at Zeta Tau Alpha’s Big Man on Campus event. We held our Jimmy V Week with all 90s themed events, including a trivia night, ice cream eating contest, dunk tank contest, and a chili cook-off. Throughout the week, we hosted a penny wars competition to raise money for The V Foundation.
Steven Williams ’15 “E”
Brothers pose for a photo with the Trine University President’s Cup during the 2013 Homecoming Football game Brothers pose for a photo after winning the intramural soccer championship
This year’s Jimmy Vk was much different than in the past. We teamed up with Trine University to create a much larger 5k called “Storm’s Challenge.” We also held our annual Homecoming & Parents’ Weekend BBQ. During the Homecoming game, our chapter received its fifth consecutive President’s Cup - the highest honor a fraternity or sorority can receive from the University. Our brothers also sponsored two blood drives with the American Red Cross, and we helped Camp Arcadia in Arcadia, MI close down for the winter.
Twenty-two men made up our Beta Alpha associate member class this fall. We saw many alumni return to campus to celebrate Founders’ Day the weekend of October 13th. Our brothers brought home the intramural football and soccer championships after undefeated seasons in the Greek league. Brothers held a coat drive to collect coats for local homeless shelters. Many brothers also participated in the Richmond Walk for Autism at the Richmond Raceway Complex. WINTER 2014
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catered dinner at the Hyatt hotel. Our brothers and guests enjoyed a great dinner and dancing afterwards. We also raised $500 for The V Foundation from participating in many campus events.
Ivan Moya ’14 “E” Starting on November 13th, the Washburn Chapter partnered with other student organizations to assist in the relief efforts related to the typhoon in the Philippines. Different fraternities, sororities and student organizations contributed in volunteer hours and in donations for the cause. Food, clothing, and monetary donations were collected. At the time of the decision to spearhead the project, the Chapter realized that 2,000 people were already confirmed dead. We knew that Washburn was a unique place where a difference could be made. The relief efforts continued until November 20th and donations were accepted until the end of the month. In coordination with the Red Cross and UNICEF, the Washburn Chapter set up mock cots and survival kits at the University Student Commons to add a visual element for the donation project. Faculty, greek chapters, other student organizations, and Topeka media outlets contributed to the event.
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Andrew Johnson ’14 “E” During Homecoming, we won the variety show for the fifth consecutive year. Our brothers participated in Delta Zeta’s golf outing and Sigma Sigma Sigma’s “Sigma Stacks.” Brothers volunteered at a local elementary school and at a wheelchair basketball tournament. Our brothers also raised money for the Chapter by working security during every Wisconsin Badgers football game.
William & Mary
Spencer Pigg ’15 “E”
After moving into our new house and welcoming an amazing group of associate members, we worked hard to continue building our reputation on campus and in the community. We created a new academic incentives program to encourage brothers to strive for better grades, and our brothers teamed up with Kappa Delta for Homecoming. We brought home intramural championships in soccer, floor hockey, and football. We also held a Mothers’ Weekend, where several dozen members’ mothers came to campus and spent time getting to know our brothers.
Wilmington Connor England ’16 next to our hand-painted sign
This fall we have welcomed 24 associate members, with 21 of them residing in the chapter house. Our Founder’s Night Dinner was attended by nearly 100 brothers, half of which were alumni from the greater Seattle area. We opened the event to alumni from all chapters and saw multiple chapters across the country represented. One brother was elected the IFC VP of Recruitment for the next year and more alumni are getting involved with our ABT. 26
Max Miranda ’15 “E”
During the summer months, our brothers and parents assisted with renovations to our chapter house. We added new appliances and furniture, and we replaced all flooring and carpet throughout the house. Through our recruitment efforts, we welcomed 15 associate members into our brotherhood. We hosted a brunch and auction during our Fathers’ Weekend. Our second annual comedy show to benefit The V Foundation was also a big success. 51
Shawn Kurnik ’15 “E” Our brotherhood grew with the addition of 17 new brothers and a newer, larger house. On October 29th, we held our first annual Delta Chi Haunted Mansion. Brothers and friends of the fraternity dressed up and scared residents of the West Chester area for a great cause. Through our efforts we were able to raise $1200 for The V Foundation. We also held our annual alumni football game, where we were able to invite our alumni to play football and enjoy some burgers afterwards.
Peter Cortese ’14 “E” We initiated 21 men into our chapter this fall. Our brothers traveled to Savannah, GA for our formal. After a full day at the beach, we enjoyed a 24
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Ryker Oldenbrug ’15 “E”
We focused our efforts this fall on brotherhood events, community service involvement, philanthropic opportunities, and alumni relations. We’re also looking forward to our spring philanthropy event, a “Coaches vs. Cancer” basketball game to benefit The V Foundation.
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Jonathan Barsness ’16 “E” Delta Chi has a rich and storied history with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1921, back when it was strictly a law fraternity, Delta Chi founded its thirtieth chapter in Madison. The chapter was forced to dissolve after World War II and was reestablished briefly in the mid ‘80s only to find a struggling Greek community that wasn’t able to support another fraternity. This time around, staff members Evan Lieb, Rick Conti, Nick Stitt and Andrew Brugman have worked hard to lay the foundations of what we hope will soon be the top fraternity on campus. Before the first 26 members were even initiated on November 2nd, we were hard at work getting involved in the Greek community and planning brotherhood events. In mid October, Delta Chi helped host a Greek community volunteering event ‘Trick or Treat with the Greeks,” providing a fun Halloween experience for kids in the Boys and Girls Club of Madison. We also participated in Chi Sigma Tau’s date auction to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Looking forward, our colony has big plans set in motion. We intend to pin in ten more associate members before spring rush is even held. We are excitedly anticipating our overnight brotherhood retreat to the Wisconsin Dells and our philanthropy events planned for the spring semester. These include a partnered event with Buffalo Wild Wings, a ‘Pie Delta Chi’ event and possibly an Earth Ball event. With an executive board and appointed chairmen consisting of almost exclusively underclassmen, we are looking forward to a strong start and a bright future for one of the newest colonies of Delta Chi.
NIC Award of Distinction
GEORGIA TECH FRATERNITY RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF DISTINCTION
The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce that the Delta Chi Chapter at Georgia Tech is a recipient of the 2014 Chapter Award of Distinction. The award was presented at the NIC Annual Meeting on April 6, 2014, in Atlanta, GA.
place, and on their brotherhood and commitments to one another. I realized that the reason I love this chapter so much is that they really seem to be doing things the right way and in the right spirit. I feel that every brother that moves through this chapter definitely comes out a better man at graduation and beyond.” NIC President and CEO, Pete Smithhisler commended all of this year’s award recipients saying, “The Awards of Distinction allow the NIC to recognize outstanding achievement and to publicize best practices among its members. This year, we had many qualified nominations and we are proud to honor these individuals and chapters for their accomplishments.”
The Chapter Award of Distinction recognizes the undergraduate chapter which is highly functioning, in compliance with NIC Standards, seeks to educate others about the benefits of a values based fraternity experience, and works to maintain a healthy relationship with their inter/national organization. This Delta Chi chapter shines above the rest, both on their campus and throughout the nation, having been recognized 18 times in the past 23 years with Delta Chi’s President’s Cup. The chapter demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence with the highest GPA on campus, community service, and philanthropic giving. The chapter is an example of what a fraternity should be in the 21st century.
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According to Tanner Marcantel, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Greek Life, “They are hands-down one of the best groups of fraternity men that I have professionally encountered.” Another nominator added, “Georgia Tech’s Delta Chi changed my life. I learned so much about what the fraternity experience is actually supposed to be about. I saw a group of men supporting one another and leading each other to excellence. They were focused on their academics, on making Georgia Tech, Atlanta, and the world a better
Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is the trade association representing 74 international and national men’s fraternities. Through advocacy, collaboration, and education the NIC works to ensure that fraternities can operate in an environment conducive to their success.
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Brother Edward Schmitt ’95 married to Heather Vitale on October 26, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Matthew Harris ’07, a son, Henry Chatham, on April 23, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Charlie Hong ’95, a daughter, Caryn Taylor, on May 25, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Christopher Prokes ’06, a son, Zachary Jacobs, on November 1, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Justin Gonzalez ’11, a son, Chris Lee on December 2, 2013.
Brother Bryan Tuck ’00 married to Jennifer Clark on December 12, 2009. Born to Brother and Mrs. Bryan Tuck ’00, a daughter, Julia Charlotte, on September 12, 2013.
Brother Harry Musser ’11 married to Margielyn Buzzard on September 3, 2013.
Mark Dame ’84 has been appointed a professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX.
Brother Steven Meyer ’04 married to Marissa Manring on September 14, 2013.
Brother Paul Phillips ’03 married to Diana Thompson on November 27, 2013.
Brother Nathaniel Mosher ’12 married to Emily Perkins-Harbin on November 2, 2013. Brother Jacob Yonker ’13 married to Gina Thole on November 2, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Connor Beech ’10, a son, Eli Henry, on August 28, 2013.
Brother Hans Okerstrom ’92 married to Molly Granse on September 21, 2013. Born to Brother and Mrs. Thomas Lukanen ’98, a son, Arthur Tomlins, on October 2, 2013.
Oregon State Born to Brother and Mrs. Jeremy Bishop ’99, a son, William Lee, on January 13, 2014. Born to Brother and Mrs. Patrick Ostrom ’09, a daughter, Brooklyn Rose, on November 17, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Joseph Gualtieri ’09, a daughter, Lily Catherine, on November 22, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. James Risley ’93, a son, Harrison James, on May 10, 2013. Born to Brother and Mrs. Erik Johnson ’02, a son, Crosby Anthony, on October 22, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Jonathan Wilson ’05, a daughter, Maci Reed, on February 13, 2013.
Brother Keenan Weiss ’12 married to Maggie Ratliff on September 28, 2013.
Charles Durante ’73, elected “Rookie Teacher of the Year” for his work at Lake Technical Center.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Eric Euteneuer ’01, a daughter, Erika, on December 20, 2013.
Brother Tyler Boscoe ’13, married to Kristeena Sarver on September 21, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Christopher Lybeck ’08, a son, Deacon, on October 10, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Justin Terp ’04, a son, Alex and, a daughter, Mira, on February 25, 2013.
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Born to Brother and Mrs. Matthew Raney ’09, a daughter, Peyton Leanne, on June 1, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Ryan Hannay ’05, a son, Colin Douglas, on October 12, 2013
Born to Brother and Mrs. John Rodican ’01, a son, Justin Charles, on August 30, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Gary Crosby Alumnus, a son, Walker, on December 11, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Kevin Clayson ’03, a son, Brody, on October 5, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Fred Jessup ’05, a son, Franklin on October 5, 2013.
Born to Brother Stephen Halkowycz ’11, two sons, Alex, on January 8, 2011, and William, on October 18, 2013.
Kyle DiGiacomo ’09, married to Jaime Hunt on November 3, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Joel Morgan ’00, a son, Andrew Joseph, on November 19, 2013. Born to Brother and Mrs. Michael Parker ’03, a son, Westin Pearson, on August 28, 2013. Born to Brother and Mrs. Kevin Hirai ’04, a son, Jake, on October 19, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Robin Jacobi ’98, a son, Joshua Anthony, on September 16, 2013.
Brother Michael Araj ’01 married to Elana Fisher on November 13, 2013. Brother Daniel Shriver ’09 married to Austin Haas on November 3, 2013. Brother Osman Ali ’11 married to Amna Mazin on May 31, 2013.
Brother Rick Riccardi married to Mary Kate Hinds on October 26, 2013. Brother Kyle Foy ’00 married to Kendra Williams on September 23, 2013. Born to Brother and Mrs. Bryan Thomason ’07, a son, Grady Christopher, on October 6, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Andrew Johnson ’03, a son, Grayden, on October 15, 2013.
Brother Ryan Cook ’08 married to Chelsea Bryant on October 12, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Justin Goetz ’07, a son, Rowan, on October 8, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Black Rogers ’08, a daughter, Claire Olivia, on September 23, 2013.
Brother Daniel Roberts ’12 married to Allison Lutterman on August 10, 2013. Brother Thomas Erickson ’13 married to Courtney Walker on August 10, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Trent Winchester ’08, a son, Colin Alexander, on October 1, 2013.
Christopher Boyle ’13 has graduated from the New Haven Police Academy.
Brother Perry Olson ’02 married to Rhiannon Baladez on August 10, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Jeff Livengood ’10, a son, Everett George, on August 24, 2013.
Brandon Gogue ’09, married to Tanya Albert on October 10, 2013.
Brother Ryan Zinn ’96 married to Marie Coleman on September 14, 2013. Born to Brother and Mrs. William Walker ’99, a daughter, Theodora Ainsley, on November 8, 2013. Cory McBride ’03 married to Morgan Gallagher on November 8, 2013.
Born to Brother and Mrs. Bill Zeranski, a daughter, Aubrie Marie, on November 23, 2013.
Adrian Phan ’10, married to Maggie Philbin on October 19, 2013.
Joe Zimmer ’67 honored as Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. Brother Christopher Pope married to Jennifer Haswell on September 22, 2013.
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Our Brothers Who Serve. We Salute You! Behrend Bryan Muscia ’04 has enlisted in the Army and began basic training in November.
New Haven Collin Aiello ’16 has completed Basic Training for the United States Marine Corp.
Northern Arizona Dare O’Ravitz ’08 served with the 1-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment (1BCT, 82nd Airborne Division) in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an Infantry Officer and is currently a Captain stationed at Ft. Benning, GA.
Pittsburgh James Updegraff ’17 served three tours overseas: Iraq in ’06; Afghanistan in ’08; and Kuwait in ’13.
University in 2009, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2012. He married Jamie Lynn Pursel from Yerington, Nev., in 2001, and they lived together wherever the Army sent them before relocating to South Korea in 2012. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in field artillery in 2000, and earned the rank of major in 2010. Maj. Hanson served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
Wayne State Peter Henderson ’68 served as a combat forward observer with the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1968-1969.
Southern California US Army Major Evans Alexander Hanson, 35, of Houston, died Nov. 21, 2013, in Dongducheon, South Korea. He was born April 8, 1978, to David Andrew Hanson and Anne Lytle Parker.
West Virginia Tech
Mr. Hanson graduated from Lamar High School in 1996, received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Southern California in 2000, a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Georgetown
Jondavid DuVall ’92 has retired from the Air Force after 15 assignments, numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star and Air Force Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters.
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.
Samuel Wells ’55, November 28, 2013 Daniel Saltsman ’56, October 7, 2013
Theodore Thuma ’43, April 17, 2013
Joseph Harper ’09, September 30, 2013
Thomas Kelly AM, November 5, 2013
Jamie Murphy ’98, October 11, 2013 Steven Larimore ’04, November 15, 2013
William Hoff ’43, July 20, 2012
Karl Anderson ’51, June 25, 2013 R. Eric Falk ’51, November 4, 2013 Thomas Stevens ’52, September 14, 2013 James Tayler ’56, February 23, 2013 Larry Tibbetts ’56, October 25, 2013 Gayle Byers ’59, August 4, 2013
Kirk Arnett ’68, December 19, 2013
John Bureta ’51, May 10, 2013 George Mooers ’51, July 24, 2013 Jack Clementson ’68 December 28, 2013
Jack Ballew ’68, October 24, 2013 Timothy Fennell Alumnus, August 20, 2013 John David Cay ’72, August 14, 2013 Rechard Rowell ’05, August 31, 2013 Max Mohler ’60, May 30, 2012 Charley Wise ’48, September 18, 2013 Daniel Kucera ’78, June 4, 2013
James White ’59, May 19, 2013
Tyler Bojo ’15, October 24, 2013
Michael Barna Alumnus, Sept. 27, 2012
Rowland Kerr Alumnus, March 23, 2013 Charles Timberlake ’54, June 2, 2011 Raymond Navarra ’60, September 21, 2013
Thomas Ellis ’84, November 19, 2013 Michael Eisner Alumnus, October 22, 2013
David Wright ’63, January 23, 2013 Harry Holman ’57, September 22, 2013 Evans Hanson ’00, November 20, 2013
Jason Kealy ’14, September 22, 2013 Joseph Hernandez ’01, August 11, 2013 Alex Pickering ’07, August 21, 2013
Roger Kurzen ’39, April 23, 2011 James Egger ’46, August 15, 2013 Paul Borowski ’53, June 6, 2013 Arthur Deininger ’55, April 30, 2013
Lawrence Fisher ’62, August, 27, 2013
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CALL TO THE 59TH
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 FIFTY-SECOND “AA”, I do hereby proclaim that the fifty-ninth International Convention will convene at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch Hotel in the City of Scottsdale in the State of Arizona at eight-thirty in the morning, Thursday the 31st of July, Two Thousand Fourteen. Said Convention shall continue through scheduled adjournment on the third day of August.
THE BOARD OF REGENTS IS HEREBY CALLED INTO SESSION starting at nine o’clock in the morning, Tuesday, the Twenty-Ninth of July, Two Thousand Fourteen 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 first day of January in the year Two Thousand Fourteen and in the one hundred twenty-fourth year since the founding of The Delta Chi Fraternity.
By the “AA”
Attested by the “CC”
Miles C. Washburn Massachusetts ’87
Keith Shriver Florida ’79
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