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Φ∆Χ Alpha Upsilon Chapter

2006—2007


P h i D e l ta C h i ALPHA UPSILON 2006—2007


Alley Oop

Dedication

2006—2007

This year’s Alley Oop is dedicated to Dr. Robert McCurdy. For the past 10 years, Dr. McCurdy has served as our beloved advisor. He has seen our fraternity through the best of times and the worst of times, all the while providing stability, guidance, and an overwhelming amount of support. Words cannot express the gratitude that both active Brothers as well as alumni have for Dr. McCurdy. Although he will no longer serve as our advisor, we know that we will still be able to look to him for advice as we usher in a new era of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Phi Delta Chi.


Table of Contents Alley Oop 2006—2007

The Year at A Glance

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Officer, Committee, Sweetheart, and Advisor Reports

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Professional Projects

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Service Projects

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Fundraising Events

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Alumni Events

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Brotherhood Events

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Social Events

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New Additions

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Alumni Updates

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The Year at A Glance Alley Oop 2006—2007

September 2006 September 21- Greek Info Night September 24- Walk-Through of new fraternity house September 27- Formal Smoker at house September 29- Picnic with Kappa Epsilon and Bid Acceptance night September 30- Brotherhood Retreat

October 2006 October 10- Chapter website updated (www.phideltachi.us) October 14- Alumni BBQ Chicken Dinner at the house October 15- CE Program October 17- Credit Card Fundraiser, raising over $1,300 October 20- Wear t-shirts supporting ZTA “Breast Fest 06” for breast cancer awareness October 21- Professional Project at Kenton Wal-Mart: “Drugs are not Candy” October 22- Road cleanup October 23- Letter writing campaign to representatives for an immunization bill October 28- Justin Saunders and Jeremy Sakel help with “Safety City” October 29- Brotherhood football game

November 2006 November 1- Volunteer at soup kitchen in Lima November 2- Founder’s Day cookout November 8- Tutoring program at Ada High School begins

December 2006 December 8- Initiation of Fall pledges December 11- Alcohol awareness event held for campus December 17- Pizza party at the house

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Φ∆Χ

Alley Oop 2006—2007

January 2007 January 12-15- PDC trip to Gatlinburg, TN. Nine brothers attend. January 25- Brothers Brad Manning, Mick Bollenbacher, Shawn Fellows, and Dan Dragar win the “Most Popular” vote in the Pharmacy Council chili cookoff and have their winnings donated to the Ada food pantry.

February 2007 February 1- Brother Todd Sega elected Student Senate Vice President February 3- Brothers Rich Boyd and Kyle Melin get their heads shaved for Habitat for Humanity February 4- Super Bowl pizza party at the house February 6- Pasta- O- Rama, hosted by Brother Ed Chin and the Brotherhood, raises $2,135 February 8- Composite pictures February 16- Letter writing campaign to CMS about fixing AMP9

March 2007 March 9- Bid acceptance for Spring pledges

April 2007 April 13- Health screening held in conjunction with NCPA April 14- Formals held in Cincinnati, Ohio April 20- Pirate themed social event with Alpha Xi Deltas April 21- Yard cleanup and cookout at Dr. McCurdy’s house April 24-30- ONU Greek Week (PDC places 3rd overall) April 24- “Buy a Phi Delt” fundraiser April 27- PDC team participates in Relay for Life April 28- Smoking cessation booth at Ray’s Market in Lima

May 2007 May 1- Social event with Kappa Alpha Theta May 6- Road cleanup

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Alley Oop

Worthy Chief Counselor

Officer Reports

2006—2007

M ATT L IKOVICH Firstly, I would like to thank the brotherhood for giving me the opportunity to be president of Phi Delta Chi. After taking over the position of Worthy Chief Counselor, I knew there would be much work for me to do. I pledged fall of my freshman year, and since then, we have grown strongly in every way. After receiving numerous awards from everyone working together, I knew I would have my work cut out for me. My goals for my term were to increase alumni activity, increase the bonds between brothers, and increase activities across the campus. We were very involved in freshman welcome activities, and as a result, we had a great fall class. Meetings with officers and committees took place regularly, and this helped greatly with communication. Ideas were discussed and presented with what the officers thought would be best for the fraternity. Our biggest professional accomplishment this year was our glucose/lipid screening. This was a great success and this is something we will continue to do in the future. Fundraising also increased this year, and we stayed active with the professional pharmacy sorority on campus, KE. I would also like to thank all the brothers who helped me during my time in office, especially Shawn Fellows and Noah Sharp. I also appreciated all the officers’ great effort they put forth during the term. Without them, the past year would not have been nearly as successful as it was. I wish the best of luck to all the new officers, especially the new WCC, Shaun Moizuk. Matt with past WCC, Shawn Fellows AAAE, Matt Likovich

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Officer Reports

Worthy Vice Counselor

Alley Oop 2006—2007

S TUART D EAL This year during my time as Worthy vice counselor, my committee and I hosted and incorporated many rush programs to attract new members. One recruitment activity was a tutoring program for freshmen in Meyer Hall. This gave these new students the opportunity to come and receive assistance with classes and also get to meet some of our brothers. Anther of our other rush activities was a spaghetti dinner which was held at the house. The dinner was a great way for the prospective pledges to meet and bond with the brothers and learn more about the fraternity. Many times throughout the year, prospective pledges came over to the Phi Delta Chi house to watch sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the Ohio State. vs. Texas game. These were times when the prospective pledges could come over to the house, watch the game on the big screen, and enjoy themselves in a comfortable atmosphere. Another event we had was a poker night where many prospective pledges showed up to play some cards for the night. Many of the brothers were present for the event and played along, so there was great interaction between the brothers and the new guys. One or two nights a week, we would invite the prospective guys out to play some sports such as basketball or football. This year, we initiated ten new brothers in the fall and three new brothers in the spring. Serving as Worthy Vice counselor was a great experience for me. I learned much about myself as well as the other brothers. I would like to take the time to thank my committee and all those who have helped make my time as worthy vice counselor a successful and fun experience. AAAE, Stuart Deal (R to L): Stu with big Ben Tepfenhart and grand big Kyle Skidmore

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Worthy Keeper of Records & Seals

Officer Reports

2006—2007

D AN D RAGAR As the Worthy Keeper of Records & Seals, it is my job to basically keep an eye on all that is happening in our chapter. Each week, the minutes taken at brotherhood are the only written record we have of all that is going on in the fraternity. Essentially, it is my responsibility to keep the brothers informed. This includes everything from reminding them of important dates to ensuring that the constitution is properly followed. I do, however, have a number of brothers that help me with my responsibilities, specifically Worthy Brother Nate Evanoski, who is our public relations chair, and Worthy Brother Ed Chin, who takes charge of the website. Speaking of the website, it has recently been redesigned and can be seen at www.phideltachi.us. The entire brotherhood is incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication Ed has shown in putting the site together for us. In the future, we hope to use it as a tool to better interact with you, our alumni, as well as the national office. It is an exciting time for our fraternity, and we hope to continue our growth in the years to come. AAAE, Dan Dragar #537

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Dan with brothers (L to R) Pat Dorian and Bobby Onder


Officer Reports

Worthy Keeper of Finance

Alley Oop 2006—2007

P ATRICK S YMMONDS For the past year I have had the honor of serving the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Phi Delta Chi as the Worthy Keeper of Finance. I was required to collect dues and record spending, propose the some changes within the brotherhood be made, and also develop a new system for keeping track of funds in the new house. This position required a great deal of work and responsibility, but I was “This position required a great able to gain a much deeper deal of work and responsibility, but understanding of the true I was able to gain a much deeper meaning of brotherhood understanding of the true meaning through it. of brotherhood through it.” As usual, collecting dues and tracking spending was an important part of this job. Fortunately this year, we had virtually no problems collecting dues, and I think that this is a testament to the respect that each of our brothers has to the fraternity. Each brother realizes that dues are an important part of the functioning of the brotherhood, so everyone paid them without trouble. The money collected through dues went to many important things including formals, the composite, production of this publication, fixing up our new house, and seed money for some of the fundraisers we had. At the end of the last school year, when I was doing the books, I realized that out chapter was not able to do all the activities that we had wanted to do last year, and we had started charging brothers for incidental items such as t-shirts because funds were running out. (Continued on next page…)

Patrick with friend Natalie Clark on Halloween as current ONUPresident Ken Baker and his wife, Toby.

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Officer Reports Alley Oop 2006—2007

Therefore, at the beginning of this year, I proposed to raise the dues from $200 to $250 per year to cover some of the costs of different things that we wanted to do. I was happy to see that the brotherhood agreed with me, and in accordance with the by-laws, the brothers voted to increase the dues, starting in the next school year. This year, the Fraternity rented a new off campus house and so I had the added but welcomed challenge of developing a strategy for collecting money and paying bills for the house. I opened a second bank account in addition to the one that we already had because I did not want people’s rent money for the house to be mixed up with the dues and funds of the fraternity. In addition to this I set up a payment plan for each brother that consisted of making a payment at the beginning of each quarter. Finally, we had bothers take the utilities in their names, and I would keep track of the utilities that were paid and made sure that each brother was properly reimbursed. The position of Worthy Keeper of Finance was very exciting this year as a lot of changes were made. Not the least of which were the new house and the increase of dues. As I mentioned previously, this position allowed me to see firsthand the brotherhood working together in order to get things accomplished. This is definite proof that being apart of a brotherhood brings people together to work together and solve problems with less conflicts and reach a more swift resolution. I wish the best of luck to next year’s Worthy Keeper of Finance Fred Campogni, I am sure he will find it as rewarding as I have. AAAE, Patrick Symmonds

Patrick enjoys formals after all of his hard work planning it with brothers (L to R) Zach Schrensky, Ryan Reeves, Jeremy Sakel, and Brandon Haas

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Officer Reports

Worthy Correspondent

Alley Oop 2006—2007

B OBBY O NDER It has been my honor to serve the brothers of Alpha Upsilon as the Worthy Correspondent for the past two years. In that time, I have grown as both a brother and as a person, and that is attributable to the leadership experience I have gained in the life of the Fraternity. I hope to serve the fraternity in a higher capacity as the Regional Correspondent shortly. While I was in office, we have received 100% Achievement in the Achievement Award program, which is an accomplishment that I am very proud of. I can not express how happy I am to have served the brothers of Alpha Upsilon and Phi Delta Chi. AAAE, Bobby Onder

Bobby with alumnus John Yohe in Jackson, Mississippi on a spring break trip for Habitat for Humanity

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Alley Oop

Worthy Alumni Liaison

Officer Reports

2006—2007

J EREMY S AKEL During the past year, I had the pleasure of serving all the alumni brothers as worthy alumni liaison. The position offers a dual challenge of coordinating the active brothers’ busy schedules with the schedules of our alumni’s 40-60 hour work weeks. I attempted this year to try to plan more events that both alumni and their families could attend, and while I did not hold as many events as I would have liked, I used this time as an opportunity to examine, along with the rest of the brotherhood, our alumni program and try to re-formulate it to include more of these ideas under the succeeding WAL. My year as WAL started with the planning of our annual CE program. This year we had Dr. Karen Kier and William McMillen present on Metabolic Syndrome and Jurisprudence Review, respectively. The event was well-attended with special thanks to Pfizer for providing a buffet lunch. Also, during homecoming weekend, we gathered at our new house for some brotherly fellowship over forty pounds “The best part of the day was the of grilled chicken breast prepared by Brothers Brad Manning time spent in the living room and and Nate Sterly. Many alumni attended this event including on the back porch swapping stories Dale Hawkins, Chet Kaczor, and many more. It also provided and learning the roots of some of a time for all of our p-6’s to gather back at the house and take a our most unique traditions.” break from their busy rotations. The best part of the day was definitely the time spent in the living room and on the back porch swapping stories and learning the roots of some of our most unique traditions. Later in the night, the active brothers and alumni headed to the Regal Beagle to quench their thirst and exchange even more wisdom late into the night. Following the CE event on Sunday, we invited our alumni back to the house for an old fashioned game of pigskin followed by a cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers. Special thanks for this weekend go out to brothers Dan Dragar and Brad Manning for their help and advice over the course of the weekend. (Continued on next page…)

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Officer Reports Alley Oop 2006—2007

Also this year, we attended and manned a booth at the Ohio Pharmacist Association annual meeting in Columbus. The booth was made possible thanks to Ernie Boyd, OPA Executive Director and Phi Dex Alumnus. The booth was manned by myself, Richard Boyd, Kyle Gustafson, Todd Sega, and Kyle Melin over the course of the Trade show. While working the booth, we had several alumni stop by including Chet Kaczor, Brent Kovalyak and even a few brothers from the ‘54 and ‘55 classes of the now deactivated Ohio State chapter. Jeremy playing a game of corn hole during a social with the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

I felt that this year was a good year for alumni relations, but I anticipate that it will grow much stronger in the future. I hope that through the next year, alumni relations will grow to new heights under our new Worthy Alumni Liaison. Special thanks this year to Ron Ward Jr. for his continued role in financial support and guidance of the chapter to a new height. I would also like to thank Dr. McCurdy for his ten years of service and guidance to the fraternity. May God bless all of you and your families,

At a brotherhood get-together with brothers (L to R) Justin Saunders and Matt Likovich

AAAE, Jeremy W. Sakel

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Worthy Prelate

Officer Reports

Alley Oop 2006—2007

K YLE M ELIN This last year has been an exciting time to be the Worthy Prelate for our brotherhood. Coming back last fall, it was great to get involved right away at planning the annual brotherhood retreat. We had a great turnout and really got the fraternity on track for the year. The professional projects that I was privileged to oversee as Prelate were very rewarding. In the fall, just before Halloween, we had several brothers handing out candy and brochures to children and their parents at Wal-mart. The brochures explained to parents the potential danger that medications can pose to children who may mistake them for candy and informed them how to keep their home safe for their kids. Throughout the year the entire brotherhood also took part in several letter writing campaigns to Ohio Legislators about Medicaid/Medicare bills as well as Pharmacist Immunization bills. We closed out this last spring with our biggest professional project of the year, the annual health screening held in conjunction with another student pharmacy organization, NCPA. All in all, serving as the brotherhood's Worthy Prelate has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. I hope to use the knowledge gained from filling this position to help plan and participate in future professional projects. Kyle with his little, Rich Boyd, before both brothers had their heads shaved for the fundraiser “Hairless for Habitat”

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AAAE, Kyle Melin


Officer Reports

Worthy Master-atArms

Alley Oop 2006—2007

M IKE F LYNN I really enjoyed my first office as the Worthy-Master-at-Arms. I began the spring of my P-1 year with six phenomenal pledges, which included: Tim Danilov, Michael Keryeski, Ryan Mercer, Shaun Moizuk, Todd Sega, and Blayne Young. All of these men are now brothers of Phi Delta Chi at the Alpha Upsilon. I received a lot of help from my brothers, especially from my great grand big, Kyle Skidmore, who was also a WMA. This office is vital because of the ritual aspect of the office and because it instills the values, goals, and meaning of being a brother of Phi Delta Chi. My second pledge class, during the fall of 2006, pledged after the fraternity had just moved into our wonderful new house. I spent time organizing how our formal initiation would be run in the new residence. The fall pledge class started with 13 guys, but ten are now brothers in are fraternity, which includes: Fred Campogni, Kris Clarke, Paul Cyca, Dave Lang, Andrew Nelson, Zach Olds, Rob Reichenbach, JC Valentour, Chris Westrick, and Chris Woods. This office has helped me because I now better understand the information about the history of Phi Delta Chi, which reminds me of our objectives. The work and organization involved also prepared me for my new office as Worthy Vice Counselor. Thank you everyone for all of your help this year and congratulations to all the new brothers.

Mike and his little, brother Dave Lang, after bid acceptance night

AAAE, Michael P Flynn

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Worthy Inner Guard

Officer Reports

Alley Oop 2006—2007

S HAWN F ELLOWS I would like to start by thanking the brotherhood to again allow me to serve this great fraternity. Last year I was honored by being elected as our Worthy Chief Counselor, and this year I was able to further help lead the Alpha Upsilon Chapter as Worthy Inner Guard. Coming into the office I felt the two things that most needed to be improved upon from the past year were the amount of fundraisers held and enhancement of our current risk management policies to meet the University’s new policies. At our brotherhood retreat in the fall, our Worthy Chief Counselor held a meeting to discuss his goals for the upcoming year. As the Worthy Inner Guard I was expected to hold a successful fundraiser each quarter in order to raise sufficient funds to allow our chapter to expand both the number and quality of our professional projects. This was accomplished in the fall with a credit card sale. After many weeks of extensive planning with my committee, in one night, our brotherhood was able to raise over $1,300, of which %10 was donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. In the winter, we had our annual t-shirt sale. This year our shirts outlined the top ten reasons to date a pharmacist. Students were very receptive to these shirts and 190 shirts were sold making the fraternity and St. Jude’s approximately $600. As important as fundraising is to our fraternity, it was also crucial to address our outdated risk management policy. Throughout the entire year our Worthy Chief Counselor and I collaborated to update current guidelines and create new policies that would keep the Alpha Upsilon Chapter safe both now and in the future. Overall I am extremely happy with the success of my office over the past year. I would like to again extend thanks to the brotherhood for the support at fundraising events as well as support throughout the tough times of updating our risk management policies. In closing I would like to wish our current Worthy Inner Guard Danny Krall the best of luck over the next year and hope that he would find the same inner gratitude as I did serving the Alpha Upsilon Chapter as both an officer and a brother. AAAE , Representing the fraternity during Greek Week Shawn E. Fellows with fellow officers (L to R) Matt Likovich and

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Mike Flynn


Committee Reports

Service Committee Alley Oop 2006—2007

N OAH S HARP This year, Phi Delta Chi continued to serve our local community by maintaining our roadside cleanup on SR 235. Approximately 20 brothers helped on a very windy October to pick up trash on this Hardin County state route located outside Ada and into neighboring Alger. Another activity PDC was able to continue was an event in conjunction with ONU Pro Life, for two weeks in late April-May, brothers received plastic baby bottles in an effort to collect money to donate to the Women’s Shelter of Lima. This year Phi Delta Chi, along with Kappa Epsilon, had a unique opportunity to get more involved within the village of Ada. I, along with the current WCC Matt Likovich, met with Erinn Prater, guidance counselor at the Ada High School, to initiate a tutoring program for Ada high school students. The program which met all day on Wednesdays was designed to help both students who still needed to pass sections of the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) and any student who the school identified as currently not passing a class. Although we would have had more success with the program during an Brothers (L to R) Noah Sharp and Stuart Deal after school session, the school feared students would be help rake leaves from our advisor’s lawn inclined to not stay afterward to utilize our help. Instead, brothers of PDC and sisters of KE were available at various class periods during the day, so we could meet with volunteers during their study hall. This is an exciting opportunity that is scheduled to continue through the next academic year. Although the program ended early this year due to unforeseen health problems of HS principal Gary Ludwig, we are dedicated to providing a larger turnout in the future and to making next year an even greater overall success. AAAE, Noah Sharp #527

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Alley Oop

Scholarship Committee

Committee Reports

2006—2007

C LIFFORD S ANDERS Scholarship is one area in which the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Chi is always strong. We have maintained the highest GPA among all male organizations on campus for over the past 10 years and continue to hold this feat today. Among all organizations on campus, we are second in highest GPA. In order to obtain this we utilize study tables usually at least twice a week, a skip sheet to monitor attendance to classes, and drawings for prizes for earning A’s on tests and quizzes as incentive to excel. Outside of organized studying and encouragement to help keep the fraternity scholastically strong, we have many individual efforts as well. This year almost every night there were individuals as well as groups of brothers studying together in Heterick Library. We not only worry about our own studies, but truly live “It is astounding how sound the up to our motto of each needs the help of the other. This brotherhood is scholastically while exemplifies true brotherhood and why we are such a strong maintaining involvement in so fraternity. We have won the President’s award, which is given many other programs and organizations on campus and in to the fraternity with the highest GPA, 13 of the 14 past years. It is astounding how sound the brotherhood is scholastically the community.” while still maintaining involvement in so many other programs and organizations on campus and in the community. Congratulations to all the brothers for all of the hard work they put into the fraternity! Scholastically we are the best! AAAE, Clifford A Sanders

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Sweetheart Report

Sweetheart

Alley Oop 2006—2007

M ARINA J URATOVIC I’d like to thank all of you for choosing me to be sweetheart this year! It meant so much to me. I’ll never forget everyone calling me from the retreat, one after another, to tell me. Nor will I ever forget Rich repeatedly calling and just saying “Marina, guess what… you’re the new sweetheart!” Getting to know all of you better throughout the year has been awesome. I have so many good memories of Phi Delta Chi from hanging out at the house and formals to random trips to Lima (especially when Big Jer decides to fit 6 people in his corolla). Not to mention McDonald’s breakfast runs at With brothers (L to R) Ryan Reeves and Stu 4:00 AM. Deal at a bid acceptance party I honestly don’t know what I would do without all of you. Thank you so much for an amazing year and for letting me take part in this great organization. I love you guys and wish you the best of luck in all you do! Love, Marina Juratovic

Exchanging head gear with brother Kris Clarke

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Advisor

Advisor Report

2006—2007

D R . R OBERT M C C URDY TEN YEARS: Lessons Learned I have just stepped down as Advisor to Phi Delta Chi after ten years. I am into my fifth decade as a brother and will continue to serve as an alum while continuing my responsibilities in the College of Pharmacy. During this time, I have watched Phi Delta Chi grow to become the largest fraternity at ONU – can you believe it! – and continue its strong record of leading the fraternities in scholarship each quarter. I have also seen three different Phi Delta Chi houses in Ada and, thankfully, never slept in any of them – intentionally or otherwise! Pharmacy organizations at ONU are strong and Phi Delta Chi is one of those professional groups, which strives to provide a social opportunity while existing as an affinity of men dedicated to advancement of the pharmacy profession. Usually the balance is there, but sometimes we have needed a course correction. Since the departure (temporary, I hope) of Kappa Psi from the campus three years ago, PDC has had a clear advantage in attracting some of the best and brightest who attend ONU as freshmen. This has made rush a bit easier than it should be, but has certainly assured a strong membership base for Alpha Upsilon. In addition, the campus has also seen the demise of Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Kappa Theta, so the number of Greek organizations has declined significantly – not a good sign. (Continued on next page…)

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Advisor Report Alley Oop 2006—2007

Fraternities continue to serve a number of important missions: 1) increased interest in your alma mater upon graduation because of the close ties you have established through fraternal membership; 2) contribution to the maturity and development of young men through responsible actions and leadership opportunities; 3) mutual support for challenges and opportunities – both personal and academic; 4) advancement of the profession through programs that promote pharmacy and the idea that organizations can do much to advance the many causes of the profession and healthcare in general. Challenges for Alpha Upsilon continue to be no different than when you were a member. How do we lead responsibly and keep ourselves out of trouble with the University? Bigger is not always better in this regard. Developing a close knit brotherhood is the result of intentional hard work and dedication. With the majority of the brothers living outside the house, it is easy to develop cliques which are not healthy in any organization. Finally, the brothers must realize that they are part of a legacy that goes back many years and represents the efforts of many men who worked hard to position PDC for the future. My ten years has been a wonderful experience during which I have had the opportunity to watch many young men grow, develop, mature, and finally enter the profession as pharmacists that we are all proud of. This is the joy of being in education, and I have appreciated the opportunity. Best wishes for the future, Bob McCurdy ‘65

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Health Screening

Professional Projects

Alley Oop 2006—2007

The largest professional project our chapter holds every year is an annual health screening in conjunction with the National Community Pharmacists Association. The screening is held in Ohio Northern's student center and is open and free to anyone. From students to faculty to many Ada community members, we see around 200 patients throughout the course of the day. At the screening patients have their heart rate, blood pressure, glucose, lipids, and peak respiratory flow rate measured by upper level pharmacy students. Some of our younger brothers also helped by calculating the Framingham Risk Assessment for a cardiovascular event, demonstrating the proper use of several different inhaler medications, and helping out with registration. The Academy of Student Pharmacists' Operation Diabetes also Brother Pat Dorian checks blood pressure came and set up a table to demonstrate to patients about how difference glucose meters work. This year we were able to see even a few more patients than our last clinic. Also, Bobby Onder and myself were able to construct a Policies and Procedures guide to running the clinic so that future planners will have a more solidified plan and timeline for getting the next screening off the ground. In fact, we're even thinking of doing a second screening next fall, perhaps off campus for the Lima community. AAAE, Kyle Melin

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Professional Projects

Smoking Cessation Project at Rite-Aid

Alley Oop 2006—2007

One of the best things about being health professionals is meeting people and patients and helping them improve their lives through improving their health. Four Brothers had the opportunity to do this by having a smoking cessation poster in a Rite Aid in Lima, Ohio. The point of the poster was to raise awareness about different treatment option for quitting smoking and the health benefits that can be achieved. The brothers who presented the poster included myself, Rich Boyd , Ed Chin, and Mike Keryeski. We set up the poster in the waiting room of the Rite Aid pharmacy and invited patients to come talk with us as they waited for their prescriptions to be filled. The types of people who talked to us included smokes and non-smokers and age ranges from teenagers to seniors. Hopefully, we were able to give people new ideas about how to stop smoking and maybe raise awareness of the health benefits of doing so. We plan to do the event next year, and maybe even expand it to other locations in the future. AAAE, Patrick Symmonds

(L to R) Brothers Patrick Symmonds, Ed Chin, Mike Keryeski, and Rich Boyd

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Drug Safety Project at Wal-Mart

Professional Projects

2006—2007

For this particular professional project brothers Mike Keryeski, Kyle Melin and I drove to the Wal-Mart located in Kenton, Ohio. The main goal of this project was to make family households more aware of drug safety in their own homes. This project was conducted during a “safety day” which was held at the Wal-Mart by the administration there. During the project we handed out various sorts of candy to children while giving the fliers to their parents. The fliers detailed problems that could arise from having drugs in the home and children associating various medications with candy and other edible substances. There was a detailed picture which compared various candies, such as M & Ms, to different tablets to show how similar they actually appeared. Also located within the fliers was a list of ways to prevent children from obtaining various prescription medications in the home as well as a list of warning signs of drug poisoning and drug overdosing in children. Overall I feel that the whole process went very well. Not only did we work together as a brotherhood to get the fliers together and to get the various resources required to work on this particular professional project, but we also worked together to do something good for our community. I know I feel proud to be a brother of Phi Delta Chi when the brothers help others around us through professional projects and other methods of service to our community. Not only does doing a project such as this help out the community, but it also brings us closer as a brotherhood. The project was a great success, and it should be repeated given the chance again. AAAE, Shaun Moizuk

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Professional Projects

Letters to Congress Alley Oop 2006—2007

Medicare Part D is really breaking the bank for many pharmacies across America, especially those which are independently owned. Cash flow is becoming an ultimate concern for many pharmacies, and the fact that most Medicare reimbursements are not satisfied for over two months isn't helping. In February 2007, new legislation had begun circulating in Congress that would cut Medicare reimbursements for pharmacists by nearly half, adding to the already staggering impact on many pharmacies who are already struggling financially due to the lack of Medicare reimbursement. In response, our chapter organized a professional project that involved sending letters of concern to representatives in Congress. Each Phi Delta Chi brother wrote a letter to a representative explaining how the proposed legislation would negatively affect the pharmacies where they are employed or pharmacies in general. Many brothers received responses from the representatives who understood and considered their concerns. AAAE, Michael Keryeski

Letters were sent to representatives in Congress in Washington D.C.

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Adopt-a-Highway Road Cleanup and Relay for Life

Service Projects

2006—2007

Again, this year Phi Delta Chi took part in ODOT’s adopt-a-highway program for St Route 235 just outside of Alger. On May 6th over 20 brothers gave up their time to go and walk along 2 miles of Highway picking up all sorts of trash from alongside the road. As a group we collected over 15 bags of garbage from 235 and help to contribute to a cleaner environment here in Hardin County. While it is great that we are able to help the community, service opportunities like this one enable us to get out and work side by side with our brothers. Through the time that we spend working with each other we are able to grow as friends and as a brotherhood. AAAE, Kyle Gustafson

Phi Delta Chi participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on April 27-28. Before the event, our fraternity raised $100 by asking for donations and by selling tickets for a chicken dinner sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event kicked off in the early evening as we, along with a handful of other sororities and fraternities on campus, set foot on the track. The walk lasted well into the afternoon of the following day, for a total of 24 hours. At least one representative of Phi Delta Chi remained on the track at all times in an effort to support the event by raising money to benefit cancer research. The money we raised will go to help prevent cancer, save lives, and reduce suffering from the disease. We also raised awareness of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and patient support. Overall, the Relay for Life was a great success. The event was a great success and raised a total of over $20,000 for the fund. AAAE, Michael Keryeski

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Even with the heavy rain, many people showed up to support the cause (brother Fred Campogni can be seen in the yellow t-shirt)

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Fundraising Events

Phi Delt Auction and T-Shirt Sale

Alley Oop 2006—2007

On April 24th, 2007, the brothers of Alpha Upsilon chapter held an auction in the new pharmacy building at Ohio Northern University. What were the valuables that were auctioned off you may ask? The brothers themselves! Almost twenty brothers participated in auctioning themselves off for different tasks. Bidders could win home cooked dinners, laundry services, dates with a brother, house cleaning and other forms of manual labor. The largest bid was made for Brother Michael “Big Jerr” Holt (who was also made Alpha Xi Delta sweetheart this year) for over sixty dollars. Other brothers who went for the big bucks included Brothers Jeremy Sakel, Ryan Mercer, Rich Boyd, Zach Olds, Mikey Anderson, Justin Saunders and many others. The fast talking auctioneers were Brothers Robert Onder and Dan Dragar. After the hour long bid session, the fraternity raised over $500 dollars in services. Although this was the first year such a fundraiser was done, the success of it could make the auction an annual ordeal. AAAE, Michael Flynn

The above t-shirt was sold to nearly 200 students this spring, raising approximately $600 for the fraternity and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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Alley Oop

Homecoming

Alumni Events

2006—2007

On the weekend of October 13th to the 15th, Ohio Northern had our homecoming. During this weekend, we had multiple alumni events. The first was that we made a small float for the Homecoming parade down Main Street and handed candy out to the waiting spectators. After the parade, brothers Brad Manning and Nate Sterley started grilling the 75 pounds of chicken that we had bought for the alumni dinner later that day. Brad also contributed his culinary skills by making two full pans of potato salad, and two enormous pots of baked beans. I originally thought that Brad was crazy for getting this much food but alumni and brothers kept showing up to the house for the food. We had an outstanding attendance at this event with over 15 alumni brothers and 10 p-6’s returning for this feast of food and brotherhood. Worthy brothers Jake Zimmerman and Kevin Fuschetto traveled the longest distance for this event flying back from Vermont for it. It is always a pleasure when so many alumni brothers return and this was no exception. The wisdom and experience that alumni bring back to our chapter is always invaluable and appreciated. The following day we had an alumni and brothers football game that was in the words of Brother Bobby Bjurstrom “It was one of the best games of football I have ever played in.” Following the game, Brother Ryan Reeves manned the grill and made 30 hamburgers and 40 hotdogs for all the alumni and brothers who worked up a large appetite playing football. This weekend helped us to grow closer to our alumni, and it allowed us time to discuss ideas with them about how the fraternity is currently being run and how it was ran in the past. AAAE, Ryan Mercer

Brothers, both active and alumni, fill the house to discuss the fraternity over lunch

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Alumni Events

Continuing Education Alley Oop 2006—2007

Our annual Continuing Education Program was held on October 15th in McIntosh Ballroom. Every year, our program, held on Homecoming weekend, draws ONU pharmacy alumni from all over the state of Ohio back to Northern. In total, we send out 3000 invitations. This year the speakers were Dr. Karen Kier, a teacher at Ohio Northern and a Drug Information specialist and Mr. Bill McMillen, Licensing Administrator from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. Dr. Kier spoke on the challenges of Metabolic Syndrome for one hour, which many of those in attendance found very informative and interesting. Pfizer provided a buffet lunch for those in attendance, which was very much appreciated and enjoyed. I would like to thank Laura Manzey and Shelby Heckel from Pfizer for providing this. Mr. McMillen provided a two-hour lecture on jurisprudence review that was very popular with the attendees. Also, the attendees had time at the end of Mr. McMillen’s lecture to ask questions about situation they were experiencing in practice like the new over-the-counter status of plan B. The brothers received many positive comments pertaining to this year’s program ranging from Dr. Kier’s interesting lecture to the delicious lunch buffet, and even on Mr. McMillen’s jurisprudence lecture. The Continuing Education Program serves many purposes within our fraternity, and provides many benefits to the alumni who attend it. Not only does the program allow Phi Delta Chi to promote professionalism within our college and in our profession, but it is also a fundraiser that allows us to further our philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. This year we raised over $650 dollars of which 25% ($162.50) was donated to St. Jude’s. In addition, the rest of the funds will go into obtaining a booth at the annual OPA conference in Columbus. Also the program allows us to see the importance that CE hours play in keeping the pharmacists out in practice up to date on the most current developments in the field. I would like to thank Dr. Kier and Mr. McMillen for donating their Sunday morning and afternoon. I would also like to thank Ms. Shelby L. Heckel from Pfizer for donating her time and for paying for lunch. I would also like to thank Dr. McCurdy for his wise advice and for helping us to have the funds to be able to send out all of our letters to alumni. In addition, I would also like all the pharmacists in attendance for participating and for supporting Phi Delta Chi. In closing, I would like to thank all the brothers who helped me organize and run this year’s program. Without everyone’s time and hard work, this program could never have been a success that it was. AAAE, Jeremy Sakel

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Brotherhood Retreat

Brotherhood Events

Alley Oop 2006—2007

On Friday September 29, the brothers of the Alpha Upsilon made an exodus to Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, OH. They were all looking forward to a weekend filled with relaxation, bonding, and fun. Friday night we sat around the camp fire and just hung out with one another. It was a good bonding experience and a chance for brothers who hadn’t talked to each other in a while to catch up and make s’mores. Early Saturday morning, the officers met and discussed their plans for the upcoming year. They also discussed what they Brothers bond with a game of football wanted to change in their office and continue doing in the coming year. This gave the officers a true plan for the Fraternity and a chance to formulate specific goals. After the officer’s meeting and lunch, the brothers broke off and enjoyed their days. Some brothers went and enjoyed a game of football and some others went and enjoyed Springfield, especially Pat Dorian who can not stay away from TGI Friday’s for too long. After enjoying some dogs on the grill cooked by Nate Sterley, we had the Brotherhood meeting. Here the officer’s reported the results of their meeting that morning, and Matt Likovitch talked about his experience at the LDS convention that summer. We also had a review of Risk Management policies. Then, it was time for the tradition of giving Diamonds and Stones. Each brother go the chance to say one strength of the Fraternity and one aspect he sees as a weakness. This gives us a chance for constructive criticism, and gives some a chance to vent their frustrations in a non-confrontational and non-judgmental manner. After the brotherhood meeting, some brothers had to return to Ada, but for the brothers who stayed was another memorable evening of bonding and good times. We sincerely hope that Brothers (L to R) Stu Deal, Ryan Reeves, and Justin these Brotherhood retreats at Buck Creek State Park Saunders enjoy the cabins at Buck Creek State Park will continue long into the future. AAAE, Bobby Onder

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Brotherhood Events

Trip to Gatlinburg Alley Oop 2006—2007

This year the brothers of Alpha Upsilon were presented with a new opportunity: to travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee over Martin Luther King Day weekend, for an informal gathering of Phi Delta Chi brothers from around the country. Nine brothers jumped at the chance, and undertook the scenic drive to Tennessee, not knowing what was in store for them. Brothers Zack Schrensky, Ryan Reeves, Justin (L to R) Justin Saunders and Mike Flynn Saunders, Brandon Haas, and Stuart Deal got an early start on Brothers excited about touring Pigeon Forge the seven-hour drive, and were already mingling with other chapters when brothers Ryan Mercer, Mike Flynn, Edmond Chin, and Rich Boyd arrived. An amazing time was had by all during the weekend, and many new friendships were forged between the Alley Oops and their Southern brothers. In attendance were brothers of Beta Beta, Alpha Epsilon, Omega, Beta Phi, Alpha Theta, Chi, and Alpha Iota chapters. National officers were also in attendance, including Grand President Song You and our personal friend Tony Chaffee. Brothers (L to R) Mike Flynn, Rich Boyd, Brandon Haas, and Ryan Mercer sharing a late-night snack with At the end of the weekend, the brother Justin Scalfano (center) of the ΒB chapter brothers of Alpha Upsilon returned to Ada with a new perspective on life. For one weekend in January, they had been allowed to escape the dreary Ohio winter and spend time in the warm, beautiful mountains of Tennessee, all while making new friends. The friendships formed during the weekend were so strong that plans began to develop immediately of visiting the Alpha Epsilon chapter down in Mississippi. When the Gatlinburg trip was discussed at the next meeting of the brotherhood, there were only good things to be said. One thing was for sure: Alpha Upsilon would be back Brother Ryan Mercer shakes hands with Grand President Song You in Gatlinburg next year, and in greater numbers! AAAE, Rich Boyd

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Alley Oop

Intramurals

Brotherhood Events

2006—2007

The 2006-2007 academic year marked another successful season of Phi Delta Chi intramural participation and competitiveness. In the fall, our flag football team finished runner-up in the post-season tournament that fielded teams from groups across our campus. We also fielded a highly competitive softball team enthusiastically managed by worthy brother Patrick Dorian. In the winter the focus of intramurals turned to basketball, where participation was so high in our chapter that we needed to field two separate teams. Both of our squads were a fine representation of our organization with each posting a victory in the opening round of the post-season tournament. When the weather finally cooperated and spring was in the air, we fielded teams in softball, flag football, and soccer. Again our teams were very competitive in all sports, most notably in flag football where we again finished as runnersup in the post-season tournament. Several brothers of Phi Delta Chi play intramural basketball in the winter. Intramural sports provide a tremendous opportunity for growth of brotherhood and cohesiveness among our organization. Our chapter will sorely miss the athletic talents of brothers Adam Schumann, Andy Kill, Kent Shipley, and Patrick Dorian who will be leaving campus for rotations. It was a great year for intramural sports in Phi Delta Chi and we look forward to continuing the fun in the 07-08 academic year. AAAE, Brandon Hardin

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Brotherhood Events

Greek Week

Alley Oop 2006—2007

“I T ’ S A LL G REEK

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In a clever play on words, the Greek community established this year’s Greek Week theme as “It’s All Greek to Me!” The theme was designed to show that each chapter is unique, but in the end we share a common bond through our search for Brotherhood or Sisterhood. Each fraternity and sorority chose their own, individual theme that worked into the larger theme of “It’s All Greek to Me.” Phi Delta Chi opted for an Island theme, because we felt that our Brotherly love and demeanor were closely related to the love and laidback nature of tropical island dwellers. The purpose of Greek Week was to bring fraternities and sororities together in a display of unity, and that certainly happened with the Brothers of Phi Delta Chi. The week began with the Greek Sing and Greek God competitions held on Tuesday night. Our first year Brothers put on their letters (and sunglasses) for the singing competition, and belted out their rendition of “I Like Being Greek and I Cannot Lie” (a parody of “Baby Got Back”). Brother Ryan Mercer was the Phi Delt’s entrant in the Greek God competition, and took the name “Rasta Mercer” for the evening. He gave a fine speech about Brotherly love relating to island love, and finished his presentation by taking off his shirt to reveal the letters Phi, Delta, and Chi shaved into his chest hair. The audience reaction was loud, and you can “Rasta Mercer” speaks probably guess that we were very proud of him. about brotherly love Wednesday’s event was Greek chapel. Reverend Vern LaSala of Ohio Northern University delivered a sermon that included all of the themes of the individual fraternities and sororities, and tied them together under the “It’s All Greek to Me” theme. It was an inspirational day, to say the least. On Thursday, Brothers Chris Woods, Justin Saunders, Chris Westrick, and pledge Geoff Mospan competed in the Greek Bowling competition. Despite aging lanes and many technical difficulties they ended up placing second overall, and pushed Phi Delta Chi further up the ranks and closer to first place. Relay for Life was the focus of Friday. Worthy Prelate Mike Keryeski headed up a relay team for the event, and through his efforts Phi Delta Chi was one of the only individual fraternities to have a team. The night included free food, live music, and provided a way for Brothers to come closer together through their dedication to a good cause. (Continued on next page…)

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Brotherhood Events Alley Oop 2006—2007

Greek Olympics, the highlight of the week, occurred Saturday afternoon. Brother Andy Nelson served as a judge during the event, and many Brothers participated during the day to help Phi Delta Chi tie for first place in the overall competition. Some highlights of the day were the Greek Chariot Race, the egg and spoon race, and the fill-the-sponges competition. On Sunday was the volleyball tournament. With the aid Preparing for the six-legged race of the new sand-volleyball court at the house, the Brothers had plenty of opportunity to practice beforehand. It really showed during the competition, and the only downfall of the team was that the courts of the tournament were 4 feet shorter on each side than the house court. Balls kept landing just long of the out of bounds line, and Phi Delta Chi still lost despite their possession of superior volleyball skills. The week concluded on Monday night with the Greek Shaun Moizuk rides in the chariot race, pulled by brothers (L to R) Mike Keryeski and Paul Cyca Awards Banquet. Members of all the fraternities and sororities gathered in the MacIntosh Ballroom to hear the results of Greek Week, and the winners of the year’s Greek Awards. Phi Delta Chi received third place overall in Greek Week, and received the Outstanding Recruitment and Retention award, the Outstanding Advisor award, and the Outstanding Faculty Member award. Alpha Upsilon chapter also received the President’s award for obtaining the highest fraternity GPA on campus. At the end of the week, the Brothers of Alpha Upsilon felt relieved after all of their hard work. It had all paid off in the form of awards, but more importantly in the form of stronger bonds of Brotherhood between members. Greek Olympics was a great friendship building opportunity, and we are already looking forward to next year. AAAE, Kris Clarke climbs to the top of the Phi Delt pyramid Rich Boyd

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Brotherhood Events

Formals

Alley Oop 2006—2007

This year’s Formal was probably one of the most fun ones our chapter has had in recent memory. It was held in Cincinnati at the Mike Fink riverboat restaurant. The Brotherhood and all of our dates had the whole Second Floor of the restaurant to ourselves to eat, drink, and have a great time. The dinner was served first and brothers had a choice of Salmon, Chicken or Prime Rib, all of which were cooked to everyone’s liking. The dinner was followed by dessert and the annual awards ceremony. The awards were presented by past president and P5 Noah Sharp, who made everyone laugh with his wit and humor. Jake Zimmerman, P6, and longtime girl friend Ashley Moore, were voted P6s (L to R) Dan Sidwell, Jake Zimmerman, Kevin Fuschetto, couple most likely to get married. Rich Boyd, and Chris Paxos enjoy their last formals before graduation P2, was voted Most Professional Brother and Brother of the Year. The awards were followed by dancing and socializing. The brotherhood stayed up late partying into the night and we were the last people to leave the boat at the end of the night. The night was a great success and a fun time was had by all. Congratulations to all the brothers who received awards this year. AAAE, Patrick Symmonds Last picture on the riverboat before heading back to the hotel

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KE and KAΘ Picnics

Social Events

Alley Oop 2006—2007

On September 29th, 2006, the brothers of alpha upsilon and over 70 sisters of Kappa Epsilon, a female professional pharmacy fraternity, gathered for our annual picnic. This year, the picnic was held at the newly christened fraternity house on 125 S. Gilbert. The event gave us a chance to show off our new digs, introducing the house to many of the sisters who had not yet stopped by. The grill was manned by Zack Schrensky and Mike Flynn, and according to KE sister Kelley Sullivan, “The food this year wasn’t as bad as it usually is!” This is a pretty good accomplishment considering the incredibly poor quality of the “meat.” Fun was had by all on the new volleyball court, but the event also served a greater purpose. Officers of both organizations discussed their plans for the new school year, and we also discussed possible future events that could be done together. The event was a huge success, and hopefully it will continue to be in the future. AAAE, Dan Dragar

On May 1, 2007, we were able to open our house to the sisters of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Over 50 ladies came to play volleyball, grill out, and discuss future projects that Brother Bobby Bjurstrom plays volleyball with both of our Greek organizations could hold together. The several sorority members weather was beautiful, so it was a great day to enjoy the outdoors and our new volleyball court. Before the picnic was even over, plans were made to cosponsor a philanthropic event in the coming year. AAAE, Danny Krall

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Social Events

AΞ∆ Pirate Party Alley Oop 2006—2007

On April 20, 2007, the brothers of Phi Delta Chi hosted a pirate-themed picnic with the sisters of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Many members went all out in finding the best pirate themed outfit, which was not easy to do in the middle of April. The weather was great, permitting us to use our new volleyball court and play other games outdoors, (L to R) Brothers Rob Reichenbach, Chad Rounds, while grilling a and Jeremy Sakel enjoying the paarrrty ton of food. The decorations really made the event unique and exciting, including lobsters in the volleyball court, and inflatable parrot balloons, and we finally had a good reason to fly Mikey Anderson’s skull and crossbones flag. Everyone had a great time, and the event will most likely be continued in the future. AAAE, Danny Krall Current WCC Shaun Moizuk makes a convincing pirate for the event

Eye patches made authentic-looking pirates out of otherwise friendly Alpha Xis

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Alley Oop

New Brothers

New Additions

2006—2007

F ALL ‘06 P LEDGE C LASS R EPORT There are many events in one’s life that shape that person completely. Attaining one’s driver’s license, graduating from high school, and being accepted to college are just a few of these events that can change one’s life. These are examples of simple milestone events. There are also other types of factors that shape a person’s life. These other factors are the intangible things in life. Love, Friendship, and above all, brotherhood, are all things that change lives forever. Fourteen young men set out on their own to begin their lives as college students. Anxiety, nervousness, and fear were just a few of the emotions that filled their minds and hearts. We began this journey through several rush events that were hosted by our school, Ohio Northern University. As we talked to the older brothers of the fraternity, we were all drawn to the same thing, the connection of brotherhood that all of them shared. We wanted that same bond that all of the brothers had. These same fourteen men made a decision that they wanted to be a part of something that would bring them closer to many different people. These fourteen men are the Phi Delta Chi pledge class of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of fall 2006. Correction, WE are the Phi Delta Chi pledge class of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of fall 2006. Throughout the pledging process, many events occurred that not only brought all of us closer together, but also reminded us that the decision we made to join Phi Delta Chi was the correct one. All of us were completely different people with entirely different interests, and yet it was completely irrelevant. The fact that we were all going through the same process together bonded us closer than even most families can share. As we drew closer to the end of our journey to becoming a brother, four of our pledge brothers were driven to leave because of personal reasons that are unknown to us. We all felt as if our family was being torn apart. We still talk to these four men very often; however, the stories and bonds shared between our true pledge class seem as though they have grown distant to the other four young men. We were being torn apart, but we had to hold on. We grew deeper and deeper into the pledging process, spending more time together and repairing the brotherly feeling that was torn. The motto Alterum Alterius Auxilio Eget: Each Needs The Help of The Other suddenly struck in almost a surreal manner. It was though the motto had been written for our pledge class specifically. We began to force ourselves to be with each other even more. We walked together, ate together, and played sports together in an attempt to become closer to one another. (Continued on next page…)

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New Additions Alley Oop 2006—2007

Finally, everything clicked. It felt as though we had known each other forever. Overcoming the loss of the previous four pledge brothers actually brought us closer together than we were before. If any problems arose between us, they were instantly fixed without any further problems. When one of our brothers was having a problem, the whole class was there for them. We grew together and became a family. This feeling that we all shared made us realize that the motto of Phi Delta Chi is truly vital if a class is to make it through pledging. We realized that no matter what the pledge process threw at us, we could overcome it if we banded together and never left a brother behind. We finally achieved that feeling that we envied since first talking to the brothers. We had that same bond that all of them shared, and there was absolutely nothing that could break it apart. We continued with the pledge process, not once feeling as though we would not make it. And that brings us here. The last day of the pledging process, awaiting the next step of our journey. Most classes probably find themselves completely nervous and scared of what is to come. However, every person in our pledge class knows that no matter what happens, nine other guys will be there to carry them through the pledging process of Phi Delta Chi. AAAE, Fred Campogni Kris Clarke Paul Cyca Dave Lang Andrew Nelson Zach Olds Rob Reichenbach JC Valentour Chris Westrick Chris Woods

Congratulations to all the new brothers from the fall ‘06 pledge class

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Alley Oop

New Brothers

New Additions

2006—2007

S PRING ‘07 P LEDGE C LASS R EPORT During pledging, one of Ohio Northern University’s recent graduates and Phi Delta Chi Brothers, instilled a more mature sense of brotherhood in us. He spoke about how he was struggling on a rotation and felt that he would not be able to succeed until a fellow Brother stepped up and helped him get through the rotation. Without this Brother’s help he possibly would not have graduated. This is only one instance of true Brotherhood. While we all have friends from varying backgrounds and fields of study, Brotherhood in the fraternity gives us each a special bond—as we have all gone through the same pledging experience, shared many of the same memories, and learned to rely on each other. Through this, we have become true Brothers. Without Brotherhood in Phi Delta Chi, those in our recent pledge class would likely not have even met. Throughout the pledging process, we have learned how much we actually have in common and have become friends. Along with making friends in our pledge class, we have established a second family both at Ohio Northern University and throughout all the chapters of Phi Delta Chi across the country. Through this communal fraternal bond we share, we are able to truly empathize with each other on social, academic, and professional levels. At times when school becomes unbearable, Brotherhood offers a comfort similar to that of what we feel with our own families. We have a unique place to escape everyday stress, a means of staying active, both mentally and physically, and having a group of people to talk to who can relate to each situation. When meeting with Brothers, their eclectic personalities, opinions, and values all vary, yet each supports and encourages the others. This again is true Brotherhood. Brotherhood offers many benefits and each recent pledge took something slightly different out of it. The benefits of Brotherhood we feel include: wisdom of those who are ahead of us, reliability of true Brothers, and availability of support and encouragement. Brothers are friends, mentors, and family, Phi Delta Chi offers all of this. AAAE, Kyle Bertram Geoff Mospan Chad Rounds

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Congratulations to all the new brothers from the spring ‘07 pledge class

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New Additions

New House

Alley Oop 2006—2007

This year, the brothers of the Alpha Upsilon chapter were lucky enough to move into a new house, off campus. Our old house had served us well, but because of our continual growth as a chapter, a move was greatly needed. Containing eleven bedrooms, in contrast to the five in the old house, the new house is a certain upgrade, to say the least. There are also two kitchens and five bathrooms, easily accommodating New House from the back, revealing our letters the fourteen brothers that are able to live there. We were also able to put in a sand volleyball court, as the backyard is much larger in comparison to the old. Not only has the chapter changed its housing, but the university as well is in the process of changing rules regarding fraternity living arrangements. The chapter has been working with the school to meet these new regulations, and the landlord has been very understanding and helpful with keeping the house up to date with the newly set policy. The larger size of the house has allowed the brotherhood to hold more brothers during ritual and social events with less crowding, as the first floor has much more open space for standing and sitting. In the old house, the brotherhood was spread throughout the entire floor, in the kitchen and laundry room. A large group of the brothers were not even able to see what was going at the moment, let alone play a part. The larger living room has eliminated that problem completely, and allowed all to actively participate in ritual, bringing us closer as a brotherhood. AAAE, New house from the front, on the corner of Lincoln and Gilbert Ryan Reeves

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Alley Oop

Always-Changing Ada

Alumni Updates

2006—2007

(Above): New Rite Aid opened where Hardees used to be located (Top Left): 3 Brothers Pizza now open where Southside pizza was (Bottom Left): Curves fitness center for women and Sun Seekers Tanning Salon are open next to 302 (Below): According to the Ada village council, McDonald’s is planning to build a restaurant soon

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Alumni Updates

What’s New at ONU Alley Oop 2006—2007

(Top Right): New Stadium View apartments for third year students (Top Left): New Affinity Village contains a commons building and four theme houses for Honors, Women’s Wellness, Delta Zeta, and Kappa Alpha Theta (Left): Thanks to donations by alumni, the campus now has many new benches outside buildings and along walkways (Lower Left): White Bear Inn has been remodeled to contain several new dining selections such as Pete’s Arena Pizza, Rappz, Grill 155°, and Smart Market (Bottom Left): The Hakes-Pierstorf Pharmacy Education Center is now open featuring an auditorium that holds 250 students, classrooms, faculty offices, and several research laboratories. (Bottom Right): Dr. Jon E. Sprague has filled the position of dean of the college of pharmacy

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Coming Soon to ONU

Alumni Updates

Alley Oop 2006—2007

University Hotel Plans are already in place for the construction of an on-campus hotel. The hotel will have between 36 to 40 rooms and will be owned by the university. The hotel will be built where the University Place Apartments (the older brown apartments) currently stand. The purpose of the hotel is to offer living amenities to professionals who desire something different than those offered by campus housing. This is desired by those staying at ONU for continuing education courses, certification classes, one-week specialty classes, summer classes, and seminars.

Admissions Addition (Left): Artist rendering of new admissions building (Bottom Left): Construction on the front of existing admissions building (Bottom Right): New addition to the admissions building

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Alumni Updates

Newest Alumni Alley Oop 2006—2007

W HAT

RECENT GRADUATES ARE DOING NOW

Steve Conner

Dave Eliser

Steve is seeking a job as pharmacist in the Akron area

Dave is working at CVS/pharmacy in the Cleveland area.

Kevin Fuschetto

Brian Haynes

Kevin is working at Giant Eagle pharmacy near Youngstown, Ohio.

Brian is doing a hospital residency in Troy, Ohio.

Chris Paxos

Shane Paxson

Chris is doing a residency in psychiatry at West Virginia University in Morgan Town, West Virginia.

Shane is working at CVS/pharmacy in Hickory, North Carolina.

Marc Pupillo

Dan Sidwell

Marc is working at Walgreens in Seven Hills, Ohio.

Dan is working at Davis Drug in Caldwell, Ohio.

Grant Walliser

Jake Zimmerman

Grant is doing a residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Jake is doing a residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio.

Lose touch with your brothers? Contact Worthy Alumni Liaison Andy Nelson at a-nelson@onu.edu Get in contact with old friends and join the e-mail list to receive weekly minutes to keep up to date with brotherhood events. Phi Delta Chi, Alpha Upsilon Chapter, 2006—2007

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Alley Oop

Thanks...

Editor’s Reflection

2006—2007

It wasn’t until I began putting together this edition of The Alley Oop that I truly realized how active we are as a fraternity. We consistently accomplish, achieve, and participate in more than most of the other organizations on campus. We put in a lot of work every year, as our forefathers did in the past; it is due largely to the work done before us that we are as large and as accomplished as we are now. Thus, I would like to thank all of the alumni for the hard work you’ve put in that has allowed us to achieve so much as a chapter. Further, I would like to thank brothers Rich Boyd and Dan Dragar for assistance in putting together this year’s edition of The Alley Oop. AAAE, Danny Krall #557

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