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April 2011 . Issue 03

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ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIST Michael Holthouse, an alumni brother from Iota-Epsilon chapter at Indiana State University, is the founder of Lemonade Day. This year’s event on May 1, 2011, will encompass 31 cities, 120,000 lemonade stands, and 250,000 children. By Tad Lichtenauer (Denison)


FINAL 2010 GRAND HIGH ALPHA CHAPTER A salute to the Phi-Theta brothers North Carolina-Greensboro, an Inner Circle chapter and a four-peat winner of the university’s Fraternity of the Year Award. Chartered on March 26, 1983, the chapter has 33 undergraduate brothers and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. By Jon Williamson (Maryland)


FIVE FACULTY, ONE COMMON BOND Two brothers from Purdue, two from Richmond, and one from William & Mary work together in the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary. They share their reflections about how great it is to be a Lambda Chi. By Tad Lichtenauer (Denison)



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Chapter News

Chapter News Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death Akron (Gamma-Alpha)

Alberta (Epsilon-Rho)

The chapter brothers completed their spring food drive, raising almost 5,000 pounds of food in conjunction with the North American Food Drive.

Arizona State (Zeta-Psi)

Phil E. Wade (1959) died January 20, 2011.

Arkansas (Gamma-Chi)

The chapter was named Best Fraternity on Campus by the Arkansas Traveler, the University of Arkansas student newspaper.

At the annual Greek Leadership Awards Banquet, the chapter won Most Outstanding Campus/ Greek Involvement, Most Outstanding Member Development Programming, Most Outstanding Risk Management Program, the Edna, a Gainer Service Commitment Award, and the IFC Sportsmanship Award. In addition, the chapter received the 2010 Dean’s Cup for chapter excellence

Arkansas State (Iota-Theta)

Mark K. Aufderheide (1975) died February 19, 2011.

IFC President Preston Epling was given the Thomas J. Vukovich Award on behalf of the Order of Omega honorary society. He was also named the overall Outstanding Greek Man of the Year.

Auburn (Omega)

The chapter hosted the sixth annual Michael Allphin Memorial Golf Tournament on April 2, 2011, at Auburn Links Golf Course. The $10,000 proceeds from the event will be donated to Camp Smile-a-Mile, a summer camp for kids who have or have had cancer.

The chapter is planning its 39th Annual Bath Tub Pull philanthropy, benefiting the Rotary Camp for Special Children, a project of the Rotary Club of Akron.

Alabama (Alpha-Phi)

The chapter will be holding a Red Cross blood drive on April 9, 2011.

Taft Elliot spent his spring break helping the people of Honduras. He worked on behalf of the Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International at their Good Shepherd’s Children Home outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The home has about 130 kids who have been abused or abandoned. His work included conducting Bible clubs in neighboring communities, tutoring, playing games, and teaching lessons.

The chapter is participating in the Interstate 85 Adopta-Mile program. A mile of the interstate will be cleaned every six weeks by the chapter brothers and a sign near Exit 51 will credit the chapter for its efforts.


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Chapter News During the week-long event, brothers and associate members take turns, 24 hours a day, riding a giant 30 foot teeter-totter in front of the chapter house. During the week there will be many other events going on to help raise funds, including a dunk tank, live bands, carnival night, and more. In addition, the chapter is holding the silent-auction of a Kenny Chesney-autographed guitar on its event website (http:// to raise additional funds.

Boston (Alpha)

The chapter added nine associate members who are completing the Call to Brotherhood program prior to participating in the Ritual Exemplification.

The chapter brothers just completed a philanthropy event, a laser tag tournament, co-hosted with the women of Sigma Kappa sorority. All proceeds were split between the Sigma Kappa Foundation, which funds Alzheimer’s Research, and the Greater Boston Food Bank as a part of the Fraternity’s North American Food Drive.

California-Berkeley (Mu Colony)

On March 5, 2011, 11 chapter brothers helped with a campus beautification project. They worked at a community center and created a garden and cleaned the center.

Bowling Green State (Phi-Mu)

Anthony Snyder (1992) received a District Award of Merit from the Gathering Waters District of the Boy Scouts of America. Snyder serves as cubmaster for his two sons’ Cub Scout Pack in Appleton, Wisconsin, and served as the Gathering Waters District recruitment chair in Fall 2010. The award was presented to just six adult volunteers in March 2011.

On April 1-2, 2011, 12 chapter brothers participated in a dance marathon as a benefit for pediatric HIV/AIDs.

California-Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma)

On February 26, 2011, at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California,

Bradley (Kappa-Upsilon)

The chapter hosted the Midwest Conclave, which included brothers from 11 different chapters. With a goal of $2,500, the chapter has so far raised $500 for the North American Food Drive. More fundraisers are scheduled to help the chapter reach its goal. The chapter brothers completed and implemented a new Code of Conduct contract for all members that is intended to strengthen our bond in the future.

chapter brothers participated in the Special Olympics “Polar Plunge” alongside Coast Guard, police, fire department personnel, and about 100 other students and supporters. In addition to participating, the chapter brothers made a $100 donation to the Special Olympics Foundation.

William V. Chambers (1950) died.

Bucknell (Delta)

The chapter will hold its Chartering Banquet (http:// on April 16, 2011.

To give back to the community, the chapter brothers are serving as coaches for a YMCA Youth League. They meet with the team once a week for practice and once a week for games.

Central Florida Area Alumni Association

The chapter held several successful recruitment events, including a Bucknell men’s basketball game.

The Central Florida Area Alumni Association held its annual Day of Sports on March 26, 2011, at the Central Florida Rec and Wellness Center with the Beta-Eta brothers from the University of Central Florida. Events included basketball, bocce ball, ladder golf, corn hole, and more.

The chapter’s intramural softball team finished as runner-up, losing the championship game 8-6. The chapter’s intramural basketball team had a successful season but lost in the quarter finals of the league championship tournament.

The Central Florida Area Alumni Association will host its annual golf outing with the Beta-Eta chapter brothers on April 17, 2011. The event will start at noon at an East Orlando golf course. Check the Facebook page ( p?fbid=1401347679662&set=o.9125517621&theater.#!/group. php?gid=9125517621associations’s) for more information.

Butler (Alpha-Alpha)

During the week of March 27, 2011, the chapter held its annual Teeter-Totter Marathon benefiting the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, an Indianapolis hospital.


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Central Michigan (Lambda-Omega)

Michael Love (2004) received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for volunteering in the community. This award is presented by Allstate Insurance and includes a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to Junior Achievement of Central Michigan, where Love volunteers. Love’s other volunteer work includes being a member of the Michigan Foster Care Review Board, Christmas Outreach of Isabella County, a member of the Isabella County Community Emergency Response Team, Toys for Tots, National Weather Service Skywarn Storm Spotter for Midland and Isabella Counties, and Midland Community Foundation Academic Selection Committee member. A former chapter president, Love’s Allstate agency is based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Lee R. Mohr ( x868515008/Lee-R-Mohr) (1977) died March 1, 2011, of heart failure while waiting for a heart transplant at the University of Michigan hospital. Mohr was employed as a software engineer by Edwards Brothers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also served as a Raisin Township Trustee. He was an avid stock car enthusiast, driving his own car at Flat Rock Speedway for many years, and was on an ARCA REMAX team out of Ann Arbor until 2007.

Denison (Gamma-Iota)

Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa Colony)

The colony added three associate members during winter recruitment, bringing the chapter roster to 33. As a part of its chartering requirements, the colony has set several academic, philanthropic, and community service goals to improve the colony’s overall standing in the Greek community. The annual meeting of the Alumni Corporation will take place at 2 PM on Saturday May 7, 2011 at the fraternity house located at 3401 Powelton Avenue. All alumni are asked to watch their mail for a letter regarding voting, which will be sent out towards the end of March. An all-Greek Alumni BBQ will be held the same day at 4PM at the TOT lot next to TKE. Registration for the event can be completed by utilizing the Drexel web site. John G. Sweigert ( Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStoryPrint&PersonID=1490361 89) (1951) died March 1, 2011. Prior to college he served as a U.S. Army sergeant for five years during World War II, serving in Italy and North America as a reconnaissance photographer. Sweigert was an accountant at the former William G. Leininger Knitting Mill in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. After retirement, he began working as a car salesman for Savage and County Chrysler Dealerships. He later worked as a barber at Berks Heim elderly community, retiring at the age of 85.

Eastern Iowa Alumni Association

The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for nine new brothers, increasing the chapter membership to 40 brothers.

The Eastern Iowa Area Alumni Association (http://www. held its second event of 2011. Twenty-five brothers from east central Iowa (the metro Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area) gathered along with their spouses or significant others at an establishment owned by a Lambda Chi alumnus from Iowa State University. The event, scheduled for two hours, was a success - both in number of attendees and the fact that the majority of attendees stayed for three hours.

The chapter brothers held an alumni weekend, during which alumni attended a special dinner and participated in the Ritual. Two chapter brothers were selected to the IFC executive board.

Denver (Alpha-Pi)

Chapter brothers participated in Ski for National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) by fundraising individually for the event. In addition, the chapter hosted an annual fundraising event, Mustache Bash, and they are donating the money from ticket sales. Last year this event brought in close to $20,000 and they are expecting the same for this year.

Eastern Kentucky (Phi-Beta)

The chapter dominated the campus Greek awards on February 27, 2011, winning seven out of the 13 total awards including: Greek Sing Champs, MVP of Greek Week (Will Sutherland), Best New Member (Aaron Warren), Adviser of the Year (Scott

Criswell Fiordalis has completed and posted a time-lapse video ( showing the construction of the chapter house.

Hal P. Pfeifer ( obituary.aspx?n=harold-pfeifer&pid=147963340) (1950) died January 18, 2011. He was an educator and coach with Denver Public Schools for 25 years.


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Florida Tech (Beta-Nu)

Jackson), Greek Man of the Year (Joe Snyder), Best Educational Event (Driving Drunk Awareness Week), and an award to undergraduate Jared May for joining the Order of Omega.

On March 16, 2011, chapter brothers participated in an alcohol awareness event on campus, which included trivia games and distributing wristbands in the community. On March 18-20, 2011, the chapter held a Founder’s Weekend, which included brothers from the Gamma-Gamma chapter at the University of Cincinnati. A dinner was held on Friday night, an undergraduate versus alumni football game and a pig roast was held on Saturday, followed by a brunch on Sunday. Chapter brothers, along with other organizations, participated in Relay for Life, raising more than $24,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Ferris State (Iota-Psi)

The chapter is preparing to hold a Ritual Exemplification for six associate members.

Franklin (Kappa-Gamma)

The chapter participated in both inter-Greek and coed volleyball. Three brothers attended a beach-themed party hosted by Delta Zeta sorority to promote alcohol awareness.

The chapter participated in the following events: Lambda Chi Alpha Blood Drive on March 1, 2011, and Greek Day of Service on March 5, 2011.

The chapter started a monthly bowling event to promote Greek unity.

The chapter held its formal on March 12, 2011, and a charity beauty pageant competition on March 21, 2011.

Florida (Epsilon-Mu)

Georgia (Nu)

The chapter conducted an Initiation Ritual Exemplification on March 26, 2011.

The chapter held its Parents’ Weekend during the week of March 21, 2011.

The chapter raised $5,753 during a charity dance marathon. The chapter brothers participated in Greek Week community service projects, including rebuilding a local elementary school.

Idaho (Epsilon-Gamma)

During spring break a group of chapter brothers traveled to visit the Epsilon-Rho chapter at the University of Alberta, an annual tradition.

The chapter hosted the Peninsular Conclave, with 53 brothers in attendance from area chapters. Douglas Calder (1989) was promoted to senior vice president of the biotechnology company Biovest International, Inc. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Biovest has successfully completed a Phase III clinical trial for its personalized cancer vaccine and is now preparing to seek FDA approval for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an often fatal cancer of the blood system. Calder manages business development and capital markets responsibilities for the publicly-traded biotech.

Iowa State (Alpha-Tau)

The chapter brothers thank ELC Bobby Collins for his assistance and input with creating the goals for chapter officers. The chapter is participating in Greek Week and formal recruitment.

Walter Van Munster (1937) died December 1, 2009.


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Georgia Tech (Beta-Kappa)

Louisiana-Lafayette (Iota-Omega)

O. Steed Tyson Jr. ( obituary.aspx?n=overton-tyson&pid=149387564) (1957) died February 27, 2011. A former chapter president, he was employed with NASA until he retired in 1978.

The chapter hosted its 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 1-2, 2011. Special guests included Executive Vice President Emeritus George Spasyk (Michigan 1949). The two-day celebration includes campus tours, a Friday night Ritual Exemplification, a Saturday lunch, and a Saturday night banquet. The chapter brothers teamed with the Order of Omega organization to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity.

High Point (Iota-Phi)

The chapter completed its annual Rock-a-Thon philanthropy event, as well as their second annual pig roast fundraiser.

Louisville (Zeta-Sigma) Illinois (Chi)

The chapter is planning its 100-year celebration and will be sending out information to alumni brothers in the near future. As a fundraising event, chapter Vice President Jono Davern completed Project Goodwill, a month-long period where the only liquid he drank was water. The proceeds are being contributed to help provide fresh drinking water wells in Africa. To donate, contact Davern via email:

Indiana (Alpha-Omicron)

Ralph Velasco (1985) has developed a new application for the iPhone/iPod called My Shot Lists for Travel (http://www. Perfect for photographers of all skill levels, My Shot Lists for Travel is a unique photography app that is the ideal tool for developing and tracking a well-rounded collection of images that convey the cultural portrait of a place.

The chapter brothers participated in the 74th Annual Fryberger Greek Sing Competition with a performance entitled, Lamb-Chop-Suey. Three chapter brothers participated in Sigma Phi Epsilon’s philanthropy, Cam Slam Home Run Derby, which raises money for Cameron Eldridge who was diagnosed with cancer. Brother Aaron Corley won the event and received an autographed baseball bat from David Eckstein, used during his 2006 MVP season.

Kansas (Zeta-Iota)

The chapter held a Ritual Exemplification for seven new brothers: Daniel Knox, AJ Prizzi, Alex Schaul, Aric Scott, Sean Steppe, Matt Swaback, and Rueben Worthington.

The chapter held a professor appreciation cookout for the staff of the university. Former chapter President Michael Oghia contributed an article to the The Louisville Cardinal (http://www. student newspaper about his graduate work at the

Kansas State (Gamma-Xi)

The chapter brothers led a neighborhood cleanup along with two other fraternities. Together, the group cleaned the lawns of several neighbors and collected more than 100 bags of leaves.

American University of Beirut, AUB, in Lebanon.

Loyola-Marymount (Delta-Psi)

Kettering (Lambda-Epsilon A)

The chapter held its first Alumni/Actives Golf Tournament. The event was well attended and the chapter hopes to make this an annual gathering.

The chapter brothers completed their final exams and then left to work at co-op jobs for the next three months. The brothers will return to campus in July 2011.


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Maine (Beta)

Georgia, before serving as the disbursing officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex that cruised the world for 11 1/2 months, the longest peacetime cruise up to that time. In 1959 Rupp purchased his father’s interest in the Rupp Furniture Co. in Archbold, Ohio. In 2008 the company celebrated its 100th anniversary. During his career as a successful entrepreneur he was also involved in various manufacturing and real estate investments. He served on the boards of the National Bank of Fulton County and First National/Sky Bank.

This spring, the chapter brothers held an Associate Member Ceremony for five new members. Over the summer significant repairs have been made to the chapter house’s foundation and there are plans for more repairs this summer. The chapter is actively involved in the North American Food Drive and has been volunteering at a local museum.

Dale E. Cashman (1958) died December 1, 2010.

Willard Sawyer (1949) died December 7, 2010.

Edward A. MacBeth (1947) died February 7, 2011.

Memphis (Zeta-Theta)

Chapter brothers placed third in Pi Phi Karaoke, Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropy night.

Millsaps (Theta-Eta)

The chapter celebrated Founders Day and were joined by a number of alumni brothers. Ten chapter brothers completed the first evolution of the Inner Circle, which was conducted by alumni brothers.

Methodist (Sigma-Theta Colony) The chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for three associate members.

Missouri (Gamma-Kappa)

Miami-FL (Epsilon-Omega)

Paired with the women of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the chapter brothers volunteered at the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Emerson M. Kastenholz ( palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=emerson-michael-kastenholz& pid=149133561&fhid=5127) died March 5, 2011. He recently graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Chemistry, and a minor in Sports Medicine. While at Miami, he made the Dean’s List, Provost’s Honor Roll, and received the Henry King Stanford Scholarship. He also served as an English tutor, and served on the Harm Reduction Committee, Hurricanes help the Hometown, Locks of Love, Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program, and Gandhi Day.

Missouri S&T (Alpha-Delta)

Richard Gasaway has written and published a new book, “An Inconvenient Purpose- Linking Godly Stewardship and Alternative Energy (http://www.aninconvenientpurpose. com/). Having worked in the power generation industry for 20 years, he sees a great need to develop cleaner and more diverse energy supplies, especially given the continuing unrest in the Middle East along with rising fuel prices.

Miami-OH (Zeta-Upsilon)

Jim Pfeiffer (1989) owns Turtle Run Winery (http://, which is located south of I-64 and just west of Corydon, in southern Indiana.

New Hampshire (Alpha-Xi)

On March 22, 2011, the chapter hosted “A Case of Liberty” along with Young Americans for Liberty and College Republicans. One of the guest speakers was alumni brother and U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (Gettysburg 1957).

Michael Golubic (2002) joined The Townsend Group in 2003. His current responsibilities include evaluating and selecting investment managers, working with fee models and contracts, and reviewing and selecting pooled funds. Golubic participates in the underwriting of open-end core commingled funds and also maintains primary responsibility for the firm’s expertise with regard to Latin American real estate and global infrastructure opportunities. William G. Rupp (1957) died November 27, 2010. After graduation he attended the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens,


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New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha)

Patrick Ryan and Matthew Nash were two of nine men given the Big Men on Campus Award.

The chapter hosted the Gulf Coast Conclave on April 1-2, 2011.

Michael Nash was selected as the gold medalist for the Letzeiser Honor List, the highest award bestowed upon students.

North Carolina-Greensboro (Phi-Theta) Chapter brothers participated in Polar Plunge, raising more than $1,500 for the Special Olympics.

Chapter brothers teamed with the women of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority to win third place in the Sooner Scandals competition, a 13-minute-long musical. Holden Barnes was named Best Male Lead for the third consecutive year.

Isaac Miller was elected SGA vice president.

North Dakota (Epsilon-Zeta)

Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta)

Five brothers attended the Great Plains Conclave hosted at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The chapter received two out of the four awards presented, one for the best attendance and the other for the most man-miles traveled.

On March 22, 2011, alumni brother Stan Sewell hosted a the third annual Founders Day dinner at the Waterford Hotel. Guest speakers included Dan Hartmann representing the International Headquarters staff, Grand High Delta Rodger Lalli, and undergraduate and past chapter president Josh Attaway (who also now serves as a student representative on the Fraternity Board). Attendees also included one alumni Crescent Girl, Deanna Pendelton. Following the dinner, the chapter held a closed Senior Ceremony at the chapter house. Alumni brothers in attendance were welcomed at the house by Alumni Chairman Ethan Sartain and other undergraduate brothers.

Northern Michigan (Lambda-Upsilon) The chapter has been removed from probation by the General Fraternity.

The chapter will hold a Ritual Exemplification in April for five associate members. The chapter will hold its formal on April 8-10, 2011. The chapter added three associate members during spring recruitment.

After more than 30 years, Mike de la Garza (http://www. id=10876) (1968) announced he is stepping down as head basketball coach at Edmond, now Edmond Memorial High School, in Edmond, Oklahoma. In 1993 he won a state championship and was recently added to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The chapter held a mixer with the women of Alpha Gamma Delta, Kappa Beta Gamma, and Phi Sigma Sigma. Two chapter brothers attended the Kappa Beta Gamma Formal and were voted Kappa Knight.

Northwestern (Alpha-Iota)

Charles Muller received a $500 scholarship from the Order of Omega.

Oklahoma State (Alpha-Eta)

On March 9, 2011, the chapter hosted its 34th annual Miss Sorority Pledge Pageant. This philanthropy is a beauty pageant where each sorority house from Oklahoma State is represented by a new member. The pageant began with an opening number choreographed by last year’s winner and the chapter vice president, followed by a casual wear portion where the girls strutted their stuff to an upbeat song. There was also a talent portion, which included dancing, singing, and even yodeling. After the talent events there was an evening gown portion where each girl appeared, wearing a gorgeous dress. Finally, the girls were asked a simple question on stage about Oklahoma State. The judges included the Lambda Chi Alpha house mother as well as Miss Oklahoma. The philanthropy

Ohio (Alpha-Omega)

Jeffrey Van Etten (1984) was named a partner at the law firm of Kral, Clerkin, Redmond, Ryan, Perry, and Van Etten, LLP in Melville, New York.

Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho)

The chapter placed second in the President’s Trophy, a competition to determine the most involved fraternity on campus. Chris Ray was named one of 12 outstanding sophomores by the university.


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Rollins (Theta-Gamma Colony)

for which the pageant was created is the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Money was raised by selling tickets and t-shirts. This year the Pledge Pageant raised over $6,000.

Chapter brothers participated in Greek Week with the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, placing second overall.

Oregon (Zeta-Omicron)

Rose-Hulman (Theta-Kappa)

Betty Larson died September 30, 2010. The chapter’s housemother during the 1960s and ‘70s, she was remembered fondly as a good cook, a positive influence, a lot of fun, and someone who held the brothers together during difficult times.

Andrew Reedy, Andy Chen, Zach Dunbar, and Scott Kucharski attended the Midwest Conclave held at Bradley University. Marty Wessler’s (1988) company, Wessler Engineering, Inc., was presented an Honor Award at the 23rd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards, sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana. The award was in conjunction with Wessler Engineering’s design of a trenchless rehabilitation system for the Merrill Street Combined Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

Oregon State (Alpha-Lambda)

The chapter earned a cumulative 2.94 GPA, above the all-men’s average and the all-Greek average, and third highest of all fraternities. The freshmen earned a 3.23 GPA, highest of all fraternities.

Rutgers (Phi)

Michael Cernigliaro (1960) died January 27, 2011.

Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

The new addition to the chapter house is completed, making it the largest on campus.

Samford (Theta-Alpha)

The chapter participated in two different community service projects; Hargis Retreat and Homewood Relay for Life.

Simpson (Theta-Lambda)

Jack C. Keeton (1950) died November 16, 2010.

South Carolina (Epsilon-Psi)

The spring 2011 edition of the Pittsburg State University magazine features Dr. Rob Hefley ( stories/ (1976) and his sports game invention called Hefley Ball or H-Ball for short. Hefley is a professor in the Department of Health, Human Resources, and Recreation at Pittsburg State University. The game he developed and introduced has attracted a growing following. Student teachers whom he has taught have taken it to their schools where youngsters pick it up quickly. Hefley thinks people like the game because it is fast-paced, easy to learn, and adaptable to people of a wide variety of ages and physical abilities.

The chapter enjoyed a great brotherhood retreat in Tennessee. Thanks to all who put in the effort to make it worthwhile. Epsilon-Psi raised $340 for Ducks Unlimited, a world leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation. Congratulations to Brother Emmett Nolan for the April 1st Grand Opening of his new restaurant called “Stingers” in Columbia, South Carolina.

Richmond (Alpha-Chi Colony)

The undergraduate brothers would like to thank the alumni brothers for their generous contribution of four white rocking chairs to the Edward F. Nolan chapter house. The alumni brothers also made improvements to the chapter house by installing new locks on all the doors as well as providing lawn and yard maintenance.

With key milestones having been accomplished, the colony is planning to submit its request for chartering next fall. The colony hosted its first White Rose Formal.


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Southern Methodist (Gamma-Sigma)

Victor S. Decker ( obituary.aspx?n=victor-decker&pid=148886868) (1950) died February 17, 2010. In 1939 he joined the U.S. Navy and served for three years in the South Pacific aboard the light cruiser U.S.S. Honolulu. During the attack on Pearl Harbor he was injured but continued to man his post as a fire controlman second class. In 1943 Decker was selected for V-12 Officer Training. He earned the Navy Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and American Campaign Medal. After graduating from Southern Methodist he was employed as a sales representative with Owens Corning Fiberglass in Tampa, Florida. In 1953 he began a career that would last for more than 30 years, first as a field estimator and then as a statistical engineer in the general headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco.

South Carolina-Aiken (Pi-Alpha)

The Pi Alpha chapter at the University of South Carolina, Aiken, has added three new associate members to the chapter; Eric Walker, Ricardo Cervantes, and Graeme Dawe. Our annual stationary bike ride was held March 1st and 2nd and raised over four hundred dollars for Camp Kemo, a summer camp in Batesburg, SC., for young kids with cancer. Boswell ball, our annual alumni formal, was a huge success and brought in alumni donations towards our philanthropy. Our semester has been very successful so far.

South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma)

The chapter recently received an award at the Great Plains Conclave for having the highest cumulative GPA of 3.25 for the fall semester of 2010. The chapter is planning $50,000 worth of renovations to the chapter house within the next year.

Texas A&M-Kingsville (Beta-Epsilon)

On March 1, 2011, the chapter brothers co-hosted a reception for ABC News Anchor/Correspondent John Quinones (St. Mary’s), who was invited to the campus as part of the University Lectureship Series (http://www.tamuk. edu/news/2011/02/ quinones.html). During his time with the brothers, Quinones spoke about his time as a member of the Sigma-Beta chapter St. Mary’s University. The picture with Quinones includes: J.D. Solis, Arturo Leal, Walter Faught, Jesse Alvarado, Jorge Ponce, Bryan Almaraz, Joe W. Alvarez, and Steven Esparza. An Order of Achievement recipient, Quinones’ entitled his remarks for the event, “A 20/20 Vision of Hispanic America.”

Southern Indiana (Phi-Xi)

The chapter is holding its 19th annual Teeter Totter-a-Thon from April 1-3, 2011.

South Florida (Lambda-Mu)

Former International Headquarters staff member Matt Eibling is an account executive with Florida Communications Group in Tampa, Florida.

Southeast Missouri State (Delta-Phi)

In February the chapter joined with the women of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and spent a Sunday afternoon playing bingo with residents of a local retirement home. The residents enjoyed the company of the fraternity men and the sorority women. The chapter is looking to do more events at the retirement home in the future.

Texas Christian (Iota-Pi)

Scott K. McNeil died December 27, 2010.

On February 26, 2011, five chapter brothers participated in the 5th annual Southeast Dance Marathon benefiting Children’s Miracle Network.

Texas-El Paso (Zeta-Epsilon)

Logan Wagoner was accepted into the St. Louis University School of Law.

The chapter brothers raised funds to donate phone cards to deployed military troops. Chapter brothers helped the women of Alpha Xi Delta sorority raise money for their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks.

Southern California (Zeta-Delta) Donald Harvey (1963) died July 5, 2010.

The undergraduate brothers hosted an alumni softball game and barbecue.


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William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)

Chapter brothers helped the university raise funds in support of Japanese disaster relief.

In conjunction with the North American Food Drive, the chapter held its annual Date Auction raising nearly $650 for “Harvesters - The Community Food Network.”

Union (Lambda-Zeta)

F. E. “Sam” Guthrie Jr. ( obituaries/jacksonsun/obituary.aspx?n=f-e-guthriesam&pid=149197708&fhid=6024) died March 10, 2011. He retired from Gleason High School in 2006 after devoting his life to teaching and coaching.

Vanderbilt (Gamma-Delta)

The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 16 brothers. Adam Meyer was elected SGA president.

Wittenberg (Nu-Zeta)

The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for six brothers.

Washington (Alpha-Psi)

The chapter sent six brothers to the Great Lakes Conclave; Matt Nelson, Brandon Nesiba, Hannes Toewe, Ben Dotson, Gordon Li, and Albert Lee.

Richard Shideler ( bellinghamherald/obituary.aspx?n=richard-k-shideler&pid=144 855275#ixzz1HRMnUGRu) (1956) died August 20, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, spending four years in Skagway, Alaska, while working for the Alaska Communication System as a teletype operator. He was honorably discharged from service in 1958. Shideler taught art in the Everett School District for 30 years. During that time he created, developed, and coached the Everett/Cascade Rowing program. He retired in 1990.

Alex Rickels, John Meszaros, Michael DeCourcy, and Matt Williams were inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha honor society on March 29, 2011.

Justen Lorko and Michael DeCourcy will be inducted into the Order of Omega on April 6, 2011.

Washington State (Tau)

The chapter held its annual philanthropy event, Furr Ball, in collaboration with the Whitman County Humane Society. Through the combined efforts of the Pullman community, Whitman County Humane Society, and the chapter brothers the event raised more than $42,000 for the Humane Society.

Worcester (Pi)

On March 1, 2011. the chapter held a Ritual Exemplification for 24 new brothers. The chapter obtained the Goat’s Head Trophy, a solid bronze miniature statue of Gompei, one of Worcester’s mascots and part of a university tradition.

The chapter brothers participated in numerous other philanthropic events in conjunction with the sororities including a dodgeball tournament held by Sigma Kappa sorority. A five-man chapter team took first place, edging out numerous teams from the other sororities and fraternities. Tanner Nakasone and Alex McNeill participated in the Associate Member Ceremony held at the chapter house.

Western Kentucky (Lambda-Lambda)

Newton P. Robinson (2004) died February 16, 2011.


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Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Michael Holthouse, an alumni brother from Iota-Epsilon chapter at Indiana State University, is the founder of Lemonade Day. This year’s event on May 1, 2011, will encompass 31 cities, 120,000 lemonade stands, and 250,000 children. By Tad Lichtenauer (Denison)

Michael Holthouse (Indiana State 1980) may be best known in the business world as founder and president of Paranet, Inc., a computer network services company. As an INC. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year and a two-time “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company” winner, Holthouse grew Paranet in six years to 27 offices, 1,600 employees and revenues in excess of $100 million. In 1997, he sold the company to Sprint for a reported $375 million. Since then he has focused on philanthropy, investments, and a variety of business interests. His family foundation, Holthouse Foundation For Kids, focuses proactively on at-risk youths. His philanthropic venture, Prepared 4 Life, prepares middle school youths for life through fun, proactive and experiential after-school programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship.


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His newest venture, Lemonade Day, is a community-wide what they’re not being taught are the importance of life education event teaching youths how to start, own, and skills, and values and morals, and having a vision for the operate their very own “Lemonade Business.” future and the notion that they can control their future if they only know how.”


By starting Prepared for Life, Holthouse says our job as a society is to help youths become prepared to be happy, healthy, contributing members of society.

After Holthouse sold Paranet to Sprint, he found that he was the very fortunate position of having the financial means to do anything he wanted.

“Where they take ownership of themselves, ownership of He decided to take “a learning journey” around the country their families, and teach all of their family and their youths and their kids how to become successful and give back to and kept coming back to focusing on at-risk children. the world,” he says. “Parents can’t teach what they don’t know,” he says. “Although the youths are getting an academic education... Prepared for Life began conducting after-school programs and teaching and having a great impact. Then one Saturday


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afternoon about five years ago his daughter asked if she “We started getting phone calls from all over the world... could have a turtle. She decided to operate a lemonade from Bogata, from India, from Azerbaijan. So we decided stand to earn the money to buy one. we’d take it and try it in another city. We chose Austin and they did it better than we did in Houston. So we went from The next thing, as Holthouse remembers, he and his one city, to 14 cities last year, and this year to 31 cities daughter ended up on a street in Houston. What Holthouse across America. We will do over 120,000 stands with over hadn’t realized was there was a direct correlation between a quarter of a million kids...and a caring adult with every the lemonade stand and the turtle. single child that does it.” “This was one of the greatest days my daughter and I have ever had,” he says. “The lessons that we learned and talked about that day were just unbelievable. Before you knew it we’re talking about how the ice chest is part of the capital equipment of the corporation; that we’re selling perishable goods and there are fixed costs and variable costs...she asking all these questions and we’re having a very real conversation about entrepreneurship because it’s affected her directly.”

The life lessons from running a lemonade stand are incredible. “You know what you’ve taught me is that I can set a goal, I can make a plan, work that plan, and accomplish anything that I want to accomplish,” he says. “So how come nobody ever told me that before? And maybe people did, but the fact that it’s experiential makes it part of their life story. It changes the way the see the world forever. So a lot of these at-risk kids see that they can master their own destiny, they can make their own money, and they can become whatever they want to become.”

The experience was life changing for Holthouse. “Before you know it we’re back doing a balance sheet on the day on the kitchen table with a big cheap tablet and a crayon,” he says. “And this flash just came in front of I am, arguably a pretty successful entrepreneur, and I’ve never sat down and explained to my daughter how businesses work? It just dawned on me, every kid in American needs to do a lemonade stand. Because all of the lessons of how to be successful in life are right there in this silly little lemonade stand.”

Lemonade stands have been around for hundreds of years. What Holthouse did was formalize the experience. “We put some structure and learning around it,” he says. “And created a way that cities can celebrate the future of youth and the future of business. What makes America great? It’s free enterprise. It’s the ability for all kids to be able to accomplish whatever they want to accomplish.”

Holthouse decided to start an annual Lemonade Day in Houston. They had a goal of doing 2,000 lemonade stands “We’re going to revitalize America one lemonade stand at a in the first year and ended up doing 2,600. The next year time,” he says. they did 11,000, then 26,000, then 38,000...and this year they will have 50,000 lemonade stands in just Houston.


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Lambda Chi’s Impact

of life skills and character that determines life success way more than what academics do.” Holthouse grew up in Richmond, Indiana, and Holthouse’s Lambda Chi experience opened his eyes about was recruited to Indiana how to contribute, when to be a team player, and when you State to be a member of need to be a team leader. the swim team. “When I look back at my experience at Indiana State, yes I Holthouse’s father got a fine education, but the education I got out of fraternity was Greek at DePauw life is what allowed me to become the level of success that University, so he had some I’ve had,” he says, “I don’t know how much stronger I could knowledge of how the state...I attribute Lambda Chi and my growth largely to this Greek system operated but second half of learning.” he wasn’t aware of Lambda Chi until his freshmen year.

Return of Iota-Epsilon

Founded in May 31, 1952, the Iota-Epsilon chapter at “Like all other freshmen, I think the thing that really stood Indiana State has 1,557 initiated brothers. The chapter was out was the quality of the members of Lambda Chi,” he declared inactive by the Fraternity Board in 2002. says. “Their involvement in school, their fellowship, what they stood for....” Over the last two years, Holthouse has been very active with the activities surrounding the possible return of the IotaAt Indiana State, Holthouse’s accomplishments included Epsilon chapter to Indiana State. being a Blue Beret, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and Outstanding Young Men in America. He “It just blows me away that we lost our chapter and shame ran the campus-wide fraternal program, Campus Review, on us as alumni for letting that happen,” he says. “I am was an IFC member, and served as the chapter’s ritualist. absolutely a part of bringing that back.” “I think fraternity life materially had the greatest to do with my success in life,” he says. “When most of us think about learning we think about reading, writing, math, science... we think about academics. And there’s no question that that’s important. But what I’ve discovered is that success in life has more to do with the second set of learning than it does about academics. Now that second set is about morals and integrity and having a vision for your future and having a moral compass to guide you. It’s about hard work and determination. It’s about choosing your friends and who aren’t your friends. It’s about leadership. It’s about working in teams and leading teams. It’s this social and emotional set

Holthouse wants to help find the undergraduate campus leaders who will help make Iota-Epsilon great again. “We’re getting the brothers back thinking about reinvesting and doing the right things to make it come true,” he says.


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Final 2010 Grand High Alpha Chapter

A salute to the Phi-Theta brothers North Carolina-Greensboro, an Inner Circle chapter and a four-peat winner of the university’s Fraternity of the Year Award. . by Jon Williamson (Maryland)

During the past few months we have introduced you to the brothers of two of our outstanding chapters that received the Grand High Alpha Award in 2010. This award is presented to chapters who have maintained superior operations and fraternal spirit for a minimum of three consecutive years and are recognized for sustained excellence.

in 2010. The chapter was chartered on March 26, 1983. I spoke with Charles Metts, the current chapter president. “The chapter currently has 27 actives and six associate members. We don’t have a chapter house, but our Interfraternity Council (IFC) is working on developing a Greek community with fraternity housing. We hold our chapter meetings on campus and Dr. Cliff Lowery, a Master Steward, has allowed us to hold our rituals in his church of which he is the pastor.”

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How would you characterize the past year?

What type of alumni support does the chapter receive?

“It has been excellent. For the past two semesters we have led all other fraternities with a 3.01 GPA and we have won Fraternity of the Year for each of the past four years. In addition, we received the award for the best harm reduction program for six consecutive years which included the implementation of CPR certification with over 50 percent of the chapter brothers now being certified. We continue to have excellent philanthropic projects that include Boulder Days which last a week with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross. During this week, all sororities compete in five events: Greek trivia, banner competition, volleyball competition, a relay race and a pumpkin bash with a tug-of-war taking place on a tarp where the pumpkins were bashed. This year we raised more than $1,400. In addition, we have a philanthropy called Puppy Sit during which time the brothers adopt puppies for three days and take care of them; last year we raised about $700 which was donated to the Guilford County Animal Shelter.”

“The chapter has been very fortunate in having a number of our alumni come to our aid. Matt Keiser was elected High Alpha the year after he was initiated and he laid the foundation for much of the chapter’s current success. He implemented Robert’s Rules of Order and gave us structure of organization, established an annual retreat and began several of the philanthropies. Joel Fingerhut is our High Pi and always comes to our meeting and chapter events and gives us a great balance between keeping us true to National standards and yet allowing us to grow and run our chapter. Justin Fisher, an educational leadership consultant and our president two years ago, was a great leader in the chapter and continues to call us to see how we are doing. He gave us the motto by which we strive: ‘Do what is best for the Fraternity and not what is best for you.’”

Tell me about some of the brothers in the chapter. “The chief justice of the IFC is Dylan Brown; Eric Hounchel is public relations chairman and an executive committee member; John Johnston (former chapter president and current ritualist) and Caleb Patterson are SGA Senators; Isaac Miller is vice president of the SGA; Chris McCracken is involved with SGA; and I serve as vice wing commander in Air Force ROTC. Many of our brothers assist in setting up campus-wide events, contributing to the good name of our fraternity. Every brother is involved in at least one other organization on campus.”


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What does your recruitment look like?

were shocked when we won. I thought to myself, ‘I guess I better get my suit jacket on since I was just sitting there and relaxing.’ There was a pause while it sank in. Jeremy Forshee, a Master Steward who works in the Anthropology Department at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro was sitting with us. After receiving the award we realized that this award was due to the hard work and diligence of the alumni who had preceded us. I called Keiser and a couple of past presidents and they became as excited as we were.”

“We recruit men on the Core Values of Lambda Chi Alpha and men who will uphold those Core Values. The chapter holds one another accountable for GPA and we do not accept dysfunctional behavior or failure to pay bills. We have a large pool of men from whom to choose, usually 15 to 20. We don’t pitch Lambda Chi at the beginning; instead we make friends and invite them to an event such as ‘wing night’ with all of the brothers and prospects attending. We don’t use alcohol, all recruitment events being totally dry. ‘Beer monkeys’ don’t make it through our process since we are so much more than party guys.”

So where does the chapter go from here?

At the General Assembly, what were you thinking when your chapter was named a Grand High Alpha recipient?

“The brothers are working to avoid complacency and our goal is to earn it again in 2013 and keep getting better. The crescent is pure, high and ever growing...our goal. Our brotherhood is already stronger this year with camping trips and brotherhood projects and we are working to raise money for Special Olympics and our goal for the NorthAmerican Food Drive this year is 50,000 pounds.”

“I joined Lambda Chi Alpha in the spring of ’09. The chapter never aimed for the Grand High Alpha Award. We don’t do things for awards; we do things because it is the right thing to do. A number of us were sitting at the table and we


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Five Faculty, One Common Bond Two brothers from Purdue, two from Richmond, and one from William & Mary work together in the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary. By Tad Lichtenauer (Denison)

Five Lambda Chis serve as members of the faculty at the College of William & Mary’s Mason School of Business in Virginia. The school, named after alumni and founder of Legg Mason, Raymond A. “Chip” Mason, in 2005, is ranked in the top 20 MBA programs and the top 10 undergraduate programs among public universities.

The five Lambda Chi Alpha alumni brothers teaching at the Mason School of Business are:

James Hewitt (Richmond 1970) At the Mason School of Business, Hewitt is the current director of the field consultancy program and responsible for student team development, client solicitation and program development/ completion. He is an adjunct professor and teaches classes on Leadership in the MBA and BBA programs. Formerly, he served in senior executive positions in corporate finance for Caltex Corp., a joint venture between Chevron and Texaco corporations, whose operations are all in the international arena. At Caltex, he gained 25 years of experience, of which 20 years were overseas and included assignments in Japan as director of finance, as chief financial officer for Caltex Oil Hong Kong and Caltex Oil Thailand, director of finance for start-up refinery in Thailand (Star Petroleum Refining), and regional coordinator in Dallas for Caltex’s operations in Japan and Korea. He earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Richmond and an MBA in finance from the University of Virginia.

different types of sports. It was fun. We still find ourselves running into each other. We lost our spot on campus several years ago, but have regained to for the better. We could have given up but no and now things are getting in the right track.”

L.D. Metcalf (Richmond 1967) Metcalf is an adjunct professor of marketing at the Mason School of Business and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing, brand management, and B2B. Prior to coming to the Mason School, LD taught at the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Before that, he spent 32 years with Whirlpool Corp. in various areas of marketing to include sales, product development, merchandising, research and development, and strategic global alliances and planning. He holds four patents. Metcalf earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the University of Richmond, and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.

Why it’s great to be a Lambda Chi

Why it’s great to be a Lambda Chi

“When I think about Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity I remember good times, brotherhood and togetherness. Sitting around the lodge and watching football and basketball games Sunday afternoons....Hurry up and finish your assignments so you can claim a seat in front of the TV. Lambda Chi catered to a variety of membership, not only football players, doctors, and lawyers but a well rounded mix of members. This is why I chose Lambda Chi. It was not just a “jock” house but included all types of students. We were good at intramurals, grades, and

“Although I joined Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Richmond mainly for the social opportunities, I gained much more from the fraternity life. I was able to play in intramural sports that I could never have done without Lambda Chi.... Being elected treasurer was great experience, not only in financial responsibility, but also from the relationship and interpersonal skills aspects. But the most important and long lasting was “the brotherhood.” A group of young men from different family lives, with different


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abilities, different economic backgrounds, ethnic heritage, and life philosophies, all bound together by a common belief in an organization. That feeling of oneness gave us a sense of responsibility not only for ourselves, for each other. I learned a lot from this hodgepodge of fellows, some of whom I have kept up with, and visit with, for over 40 years. I would not trade my Lambda Chi experience for anything.”

Ronald J. Monark (William & Mary 1960) Monark is managing director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center and teaches entrepreneurship courses at the Mason School of Business of the College of William & Mary. He has 25 years of experience as CEO or chief operating officer in information [Mitchell International and KLM Automotive Publishing], transportation [ATE International], and manufacturing [Morgan Yacht] companies. He has also participated in five new business startups. Monark’s initial business experience was with McKinsey & Co. He has also taught entrepreneurship and business strategy courses at the University of San Diego-California for 12 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from William & Mary and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Why it’s great to be a Lambda Chi “Lambda Chi was very important while a student. The brothers were all very active, which motivated me to participate in a wide range of activities, and there was a focus on grades, which helped me achieve some significant academic objectives. Although I was out of touch for many years, the brothers of my time have reemerged as lifelong friends and continue to provide inspiration and motivation to continue to give back to my alma mater and worthy causes.”

Mike Picardi (Purdue 1958) For the last eight years prior to retirement, Picardi served as an entrepreneurial owner/operator of MDP Group, a mergers and acquisition office and as part of a nationwide organization, with an office in the San Francisco Bay Area. His previous 30 years were in the

defense electronics sector, serving as a vice president of program management, all with profit and loss responsibilities, for such companies as Loral, Dalmo Victor of General Instruments, and in director level management capacities with other companies such as Kaiser Electronics, Perkin-Elmer Aerospace. His experience was in the high technology development and pilot production of sophisticated military defense systems for armed services of our country as well as international governmental agencies of the UK, the then Federal Republic of Germany, and Israel. He earned a bachelor of science from Purdue University.

Why it’s great to be a Lambda Chi “I always have been proud to be a Lambda Chi and feel very fortunate to have been part of Brothers of the Bond, class of ‘58. To this day, many of our class routinely email each other, and every few years we gather for a three to four day reunion in one of the Brother’s city. We rejoice in our good fortune, catch up on each others lives, and pray for those brothers no longer available to join us. I can’t imagine what my college days or retirement would have been like without these great Lambda Chis of Purdue.”

Dr. Lawrence Ring (Purdue 1971) Ring is chancellor professor of business administration and the executive MBA alumni professor, at the Mason School of Business. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management, a Master of Science degree in management degree, and a doctorate in industrial administration degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He was the founder and first director of William & Mary’s Executive MBA Program and also served the business school as associate dean for academic affairs. He has previously held academic appointments at the University of Toronto, the University of Virginia, and Purdue University, as well as seminar appointments at Nijenrode University (Netherlands), the International Management Institute (Switzerland), Monash University (Australia), Trinity College (Dublin), IAE (Argentina), and the Singapore Retail Institute. He has received various MBA Program Outstanding Teaching Awards seven times at William & Mary and once at the University of Toronto.


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2011 Stead Leadership Seminar

Iowa State summer event includes inaugural Conclave competition by Tad Lichtenauer (Denison 1987)

The three-day Stead Leadership Seminar for undergraduate and alumni brothers will take place from July 28-31, 2011, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. UNDERGRADUATES: Registration fee is $299

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in July! Schedule of Events

ALUMNI: Double rooms start at $325; Single rooms are $350; adding a guest is $155; adding Wednesday night is an additional $46 for a single and $35 for a double. Register at: aspx?EventID=936226

2011 Stead Leadership Seminar Overview Iowa State University July 28-31, 2011

Each chapter is invited to bring several undergraduate representatives of their chapter to the Stead Leadership Seminar. Registration and full payment must be completed no later than May 1, 2011.

THURSDAY, JULY 28 • Morning – Arrival & Registration • 2:00 p.m. – Kickoff & Welcome • 3:00 p.m. – Education Session • 4:30 p.m. – Cole Recruitment • 4:45 p.m. – Education Session • 6:30 p.m. – Cole Recruitment • 7:15 p.m. – Opening Night Dinner • 9:00 p.m. – Initiation Ritual Exemplification

All chapters and colonies must have a representative present at Leadership Seminar or be subject to a $1,000 fine. Registering now and booking your flight helps you avoid the fine and ensures that you get the best available transportation prices. Undergraduate brothers with questions or needing registration assistance, please contact Tina Waldrop-Barnett at twaldrop@


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FRIDAY, JULY 29 • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast • 8:30 a.m. – Morning Convocation • 9:45 a.m. – Education Session • 1:45 p.m. – Call to Brotherhood + Inner Circle Programming • 11:00 a.m. – Lunch • 2:00 p.m. – Education Session • 4:30 p.m.– Exoteric Mysteries + Inner Circle Programming • 5:30 p.m. – Exciting Announcement • 6:30 p.m. – Outdoor BBQ Dinner • 8:30 p.m. – Conclave Competition • 8:30 p.m. – Ritual Session SATURDAY, JULY 30 • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast • 8:30 a.m. – Morning Convocation • 9:30 a.m. – Conclave Champions Crowned • 9:45 a.m. – Education Session • 11:00 a.m. – Lunch • 2:00 p.m. – Education Session • 4:00 p.m. – Education Session • 5:15 p.m. – Education Session • 6:30 p.m. – Education Session • 7:45 p.m. – Closing Banquet & Dinner • 9:45 p.m. – Meet Your ELC & Master Steward Sunday, JULY 31 • Morning – Departure


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Naught without Labor

Reflections from our Theta-Chi chapter adviser at Eureka College. By Leif Hadden (Eureka)

Brothers, I hope all is well in all of your lives. I know that over the past few months we have lost some brothers with whom we were very close. Of course the loss of a brother, whether it be from our own chapter or another, still hits home. Recently there have been many tragedies within active chapters which have become alarming issues as well. I do not want to go into heavy detail, but as many of you know it still hits the heart.

I had previous experience with The TRUE Brother Initiative from packets of information from headquarters, left by the High Pi before me, but seeing the initiative truly defined was simply amazing. It truly brought me back to why I joined the fraternity in the first place. These are things that are not taught in the classroom. Many of you have heard the phrase “It’s not four years, it’s for life.” If you read your newsletter you know it has been displayed there before. This initiative sheds light on why it’s not just four years of your life. I titled this article Χαλεπα Τα Καλα for the very reason that none of the TRUE Brother Initiative would work without labor. It is a motto I live my life by every day and now, matching it with TRUE Brother, it makes for a very exciting time in Lambda Chi Alpha.

Fraternities across the continent are taking a bad rap due to the wrong choices of a few individuals; and sometimes by individuals who are not even a part of the house. Since the 1980’s the fraternity image has been portrayed to our culture in every aspect you could imagine. Because of movies such as Animal House and Old School, fraternities are thought of by outsiders as nothing more than locations for partying and drinking. How many of you have ever seen something in the news about a fraternity that has done something positive? I am still fairly young; however, I can not recall ever seeing any national news related to good fraternity actions. At the National level, Lambda Chi Alpha does the North American Food Drive every year, which has been said to be the largest single-day fraternity philanthropic event on record. Does it receive the media attention that a fraternity party gone wrong receives? Not a chance.

I encourage all of you to log on to the website and read a little bit about this. The program teaches us about the oaths that we all took during initiation, teaches us the path to self-righteousness, and focuses on our Seven Core Values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honesty, Integrity, and Personal Courage). Lambda Chi Alpha is closely studying how applying TRUE Brother to its processes changes psychological behavior within its members by studying different components of each brother, before and after his associate member process and again before graduation.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not bashing fraternities. In fact, I am obviously one of their biggest supporters since I am a High Pi. Brothers, with that said, I want to shed a little light on what the true meaning of brotherhood is to Lambda Chi Alpha. I spent the last weekend of January in Memphis, Tennessee, for a conference with our International Headquarters presenting The TRUE Brother Initiative to a select few alumni advisors; something that to me was a real eye-opener.

Brothers, it is truly remarkable what our International Headquarters is attempting to do. In a nation where fraternity life has one of the worst images imaginable our International Headquarters is trying to prove we are different. It takes us to show them we are. We won’t have help from the media, or really anyone but ourselves. Are you up to the challenge?

In ZAX, Leif Hadden High Pi, Theta-Chi Zeta Eureka College


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Lost & Found An Amazing rollodex of brothers from the Pi chapter at Worcester By Jon Williamson (Maryland) Polytechnic Institute.

On December 5, 1912, seven juniors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute organized a local fraternity, Zeta Sigma Tau. In the spring of 1913, Lambda Chi Alpha founder Warren Cole asked the men of Zeta Sigma Tau to petition to join our Fraternity. On May 28, 1913, the men submitted their petition and on June 5, 1913, the petition was granted and the local fraternity became the Pi chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Laboratories, where he eventually became director of research. In 1945, he was one of the 200 top U.S. scientists chosen by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to study conditions in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries in Europe after World War II.

Frederick A. Farrar (1931) Farrar was the founder of a Keene, New Hampshire, company that repaired electric motors and is credited with developing the first dimmer for car headlights.

Over the next 98 years, the Pi chapter initiated more than 1,700 men into our bond. The following brothers are some of the notable ones we may not know about. In addition, the ones listed in the sidebar are ones we may already know but need to never forget. James H. Williams (1929)

Russell G. Whittemore (1927)

Williams was one of the developers of sulpha drugs and Aureomycin (the name he gave the antibiotic chlortetracycline), among other lifesaving products. After working in the patent department of Allied Chemical Corp., he joined the research laboratories of American Cyanamid Co. He later transferred to American Cyanamid’s Lederle

During his 43-year career at Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Whittemore was instrumental in the development of laminated safety glass, an invention that led to modern laminated glass windshields. During World War II he was a consultant to the military on the needs of the aircraft glass industry and was consulted


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by Howard Hughes during the construction of his famous flying boat, Spruce Goose. After the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, Whittemore advised the government on the safety glass requirements of a new presidential limousine.

Other Notable Pi Brothers • Bruce Angelis (1987), managing director of technology and integrated systems at Itron in Spokane, Washington • Bramwell B. Arnold (1976), commercial airline pilot • Theodore A. Balaska (1946), former president of Insulated Power Cable Services, Inc., past chairman of Insulated Conductors Committee and recipient of their 1990 Distinguished Service Award • Bruce J. Carbone (1985), member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame, marketing manager of ADE Corporation • CASUALTIES of War: David M. Gaskill (WWI), Edward M, Bates (WWII), David G. Howard Jr. (WWII), and George E. Pierce (WWII). • James L. Daily (1963), former COO and executive vice president of Lucent • Thomas A. Davenport (1968), vice president of PW6000 Programs at Pratt & Whitney, Vernon Rockville, Connecticut • James A. Doran (1988), commercial airlines pilot • William J. Dowd (1964), President and COO of Fleming Companies, 1999 recipient of WPI’s Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement • Gregg A. Fiddes (1985), Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships at Quickoffice, member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame • Donald H. Foley (1966), executive vice president of Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), 1996 recipient of WPI’s Hobart Newell Award, 2001 recipient of WPI’s Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement • Domenic Forcella (1969), director of environmental health & safety at Central Connecticut State University • Prescott E. Grout (1944), retired pastor of the United Church of Christ • Dr. Robert D. Groves (1996), doctor of optometry with the U.S. Air Force • Steven C. Halstedt (1968), member of the WPI Board of Trustees, 1998 recipient of the Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement from WPI, philanthropist, businessman and financier, founder of multiple corporations as well as member of multiple boards of directors • Dr. Chester E. Holmlund (1943), retired professor of chemistry at the University of Maryland • Dr. Donald Howe (1938), retired professor of electrical engineering at WPI • Sherwood Howes (1938), retired Game Warden of the State of Maine • James Johnson (1958), retired vice president of Bell Atlantic-New Jersey • Carlton B. Klein (1978), chief credit officer at Citigroup Alternative Investments, New York City • Edward C. Lafortune III (1990), president Wachusett Brewing Co., Westminster, Massachusetts • Dr. Carlton Lane (1948), professor of mathematics at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida

Halbert E. Pierce Jr. (1929) Another electric power pioneer based in New England, Pierce was an expert on the reliability of interconnected power systems. As the first director of NEPLAN, the planning arm of the New England Power Pool, he studied reliability issues associated with linking power systems in New England and New York. After his retirement in 1972, he served on the National Electric Reliability Commission for five years, running reliability studies for the entire nation.

James A. Lane (1936) Lane was one of the first power engineers in the United States to recognize the commercial potential of nuclear energy. A design engineer with the Manhattan Project, he became a top staff member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and was largely responsible for establishing the lab as a center for nuclear research after the war. For a time, he was chief of the reactor evaluation staff at the Atomic Energy Commission. He returned to Oak Ridge in 1953 as director of the Reactor Experimental Division and led teams that developed nuclear programs in Brazil, Egypt, Israel, and Pakistan. K. Blair Benson (1941) A technical achievement by another WPI graduate won him the highest honor in the field of television arts and sciences. In 1956 Benson, then an electronics engineer with CBS Television, was part of a team that won an Emmy for the best engineering and technical achievement of the year - the development of videotape. The following year, the CBS program ‘Douglas Edwards and the News’ became the first program to be broadcast on tape delay. During Benson’s long career with CBS, where he led the network’s New York design team, he was involved in a number of other advances in broadcasting. A fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, he was a member of the society’s Color TV Standards Committee and contributed to the improved fidelity of color TV broadcasts and the development of the VIR (vertical interval reference) signal, which provides each television with its own color phase reference. He edited the 1,500 page Audio Engineering Handbook for McGraw-Hill in 1986 and the 1,000 page Television Engineering Handbook in 1988. An early advocate of high-definition television, he had just completed HDTV: Advance Television for the 1990s before his death in 1990.”


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• Lt. Gen. William S. Lawton – West Point (1922), present at the attack on Pearl Harbor, served as Comptroller of the U.S. Army in 1957, decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star, received the Order of Achievement from Lambda Chi Alpha • John R. Loonie (1987), member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame, director of software development for Demandware • Dr. John A. Minasian (1972), former chapter adviser, former member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Board, currently vice president and dean of Rensselaer Hartford Campus • Howard I. Mosher (1968), former president of Land Rover North America, executive with multiple automotive corporations • Andrew Murch (1973), member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame, deputy commissioner of the City of Worcester, Massachusetts • Terry W. Penner (1975), former president of C.S. Woods Co., Inc. in Manchester, New Hampshire • John C. Petrillo (1971), president of business communications services at AT&T, 1996 recipient of WPI’s Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement • Russell R. Philpot (1983), sales executive and holder of U.S. Patent, member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame • J. Philip Pierce (1931), member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame • David Pryor (1972), former CEO and president of Radiac Abrasives, Inc. • Donald Putnam (1933), member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame • Leonard E. Redon (1973), vice president of western operations of Paychex Inc. • Dr. William J. Rieger (1964), dentist in New Hartford, Connecticut • Dr. Robert K. Rosenberg (1957), dentist in McLean, Virginia • Frederick Roys (1979), commercial airlines pilot and retired Lt. Colonel in U.S. Air Force Reserve • Frederic A. Stevens (1961), 1986 recipient of WPI’s Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement • Donald Taylor (1949), principal with Sullivan Associates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1976 recipient of WPI’s Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement • Paul S. Tilton (1985), director of public works and town engineer, Sandwich, Massachusetts • Dr. Salvatore J. Vella Jr. (1981), doctor of internal medicine and family practice in Worcester, Massachusetts • Richard Wheeler (1977), member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame, president of ABA-PGT Inc. in Manchester, Connecticut • Michael Zarrilli (1971), member of the WPI Board of Trustees, Managing Director of the Chase Manhattan Bank


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