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a Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Educational Foundation Publica tion THE PURPLE, GREEN & GOLD

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Campaign Investing in the

brotherhood and Securing

Our Future Charter Circle Conversation Society of Living Legacies Meet the Board of Directors

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On the Cover The Future Leaders Campaign impacts the lives of Lambda Chi Alpha undergraduates.

FROM t he Dear Brothers, As I travel across North America visiting our chapters, meeting with university presidents and administrators, and getting to know more of our alumni brothers, I have noticed that my “elevator speech” for selling today’s Lambda Chi really comes down to three key ingredients. 1. Associate Member Program The associate member program is celebrating 40 years; it was created as a response to help eliminate hazing. At a recent meeting among fraternity executives, hazing was a topic that was presented as a continuing major issue among fraternities. I believe associate membership has put Lambda Chi Alpha miles ahead in creating a culture that addresses and prevents hazing. Looking out across our landscape the associate member program is working and has worked and it’s something of which we should be very proud. 2. Volunteer Training This past January, we held our fourth annual Ronald A. Neville Advisor’s College in Indianapolis. A total of 70 alumni brothers, including High


Pis, house corporation members, and chapter advisors attended programs facilitated by a talented mix of the alumni themselves, as well as industry experts and professional staff members. Advisor’s College is Lambda Chi Alpha’s training program for alumni engaged in advising undergraduate chapters. Comprised of multiple tracks, Advisor’s College helps educate and prepare alumni to be successful in employing a wide range of teaching and mentoring skills, all grounded in the Fraternity’s values-based TRUE Brother Initiative and Learning Model. One industry expert, who is not a Lambda Chi, told me that this training was the best he’s ever witnessed in the fraternity world. 3. A  bility and Willingness to Change Lambda Chi Alpha was the first fraternity to do away with our pledge program. We were the first fraternity to add an undergraduate to our Board of Directors. We were the first fraternity to survey our undergraduates and measure their growth as leaders and as brothers. Lambda Chi provides an opportunity for young men to grow,

to have leadership experiences, to make mistakes, and to learn from those mistakes in a relatively safe environment. I believe we are head and shoulders above our peers and we are proving that with how positively universities are responding.

With these three strengths, the toughest challenge we face is fighting against the stereotypical public perception of a “frat guy.” To overcome this, we need all brothers to simply live out the values associated with Lambda Chi Alpha’s ritual. Together, we can combat the stereotype by the product we produce; the men that we produce; and what we offer on our college campuses. We wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2013.

Sincerely yours in ZAX,

William T. Farkas Chief Executive Officer Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity


a Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Educational Foundation Publication

Table of Contents


Future Leaders Campaign

The Foundation has chalked up a winning game plan

04 Giving Stories 05 By The Numbers 06 Charter Circle Call Recap 14 Snapshots of Lambda Chi Alpha 16 Young Alumni Update 20 Society of Living Legacies 23 Chapter News 28 Board of Directors 34 The Lamp

Clarity and Vision

Back Cover

Scott Pelo of the Zeta-Omicron chapter at the University of Oregon receives a snap during a university intramural championship last year.

SAVE-THE-DATE! Alumni brother reception schedule

The Purple, Green & Gold Credits CEO Fraternity Bill Farkas (Butler 1988) | CEO Educational Foundation Mark Bauer (Cal State-Fullerton 1979) | Editor: Tad Lichtenauer (Denison 1987) Co-Editor: Andrew Talevich (Washington State 2011) | Researcher: Jon Williamson (Maryland 1965) | Photographer: Walt Moser (Central Missouri 1968) Copyright Š 2013 Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. All rights reserved.

givingstories Dr. Scott Reikofski, (Northern Colorado)

Former Grand High Alpha Ed Leonard (William Jewell 1979) presents Reikofski with the Order of Merit Award at last year’s General Assembly.


Dr. Scott Reikofski is a higher education specialist, having been in the field for 30 years, including a heavy involvement in the interfraternal world, designing educational and developmental programs and keynoting at national and international fraternity and sorority conventions. He currently serves as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reikofski was the recent recipient of Lambda Chi Alpha’s Order of Merit Award and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors’ Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award. “I think that many of us want to be remembered and feel like our impact on the world goes beyond our presence and what we can give in terms of our time and talents. When I was planning how my life insurance benefits would be distributed, I tried to think, besides family, what different things had the biggest impact on my life. I also started to think of where I could donate that would carry on my own passions and work. Lambda Chi Alpha came to mind in both instances. My fraternity experience had a profound impact on the man that I would become, including how I would dedicate my professional life. I also feel very strongly about what our fraternity can do to encourage, shape and support young men of value and purpose. Investing in our children and young people is an investment in the future, which is always a good investment. While I am certainly not wealthy, I realized that by including Lambda Chi Alpha as a beneficiary through planned giving, it would indeed allow me to give something substantial after I am gone, and assure that Lambda Chi Alpha leadership and personal development programs will continue. Planned giving is a great way to assure that your legacy and support of the fraternity and young men in general will benefit others for years to come.”

Mike Witous,


(California-Los Angeles)

Mike Witous (right), president of the Epsilon-Sigma chapter of UCLA stands with Ryan Brown (left), president of the Tau chapter from Washington State.

Sophomore Mike Witous is the chapter president of Epsilon-Sigma Zeta at UCLA. He joined the Fraternity last year. He is also involved in the Undergraduate Business Society and Christian student community on his campus. In April, Witous will be going to Washington D.C. as a student lobbyist, representing Lambda Chi Alpha and the North American Interfraternity Conference, for the 2013 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits.

“The Educational Foundation exemplifies what makes Lambda Chi Alpha great. We are an organization that selects men of character and cultivates them into leaders who share their gifts and abilities with the rest of the world. The Foundation funded my trip to Phoenix this past summer to attend the General Assembly. As the delegate for EpsilonSigma, I saw first-hand sitting before the Grand High Zeta and among some of our most distinguished alumni, that we are truly part of an organization much greater than ourselves. Those few days at the General Assembly left a lasting impact on me. Listening to and meeting so many accomplished individuals inspired me. The experience prompted me to use my gifts and motivation to serve my fellow brothers and associate members, the UCLA community, and many generations of brothers yet to come. This is why I seized the opportunity to become president in my sophomore year of college. I want to begin giving back while building skills to perform and serve at a higher level upon graduation. Though my efforts may be directed heavily towards the welfare of brothers at present, I seek to one day share my gifts with many outside of the brotherhood. It is too early for me to tell exactly what my calling is or where I will be years from now; however, I know I will employ the skills I am building through Lambda Chi Alpha in whatever I pursue to make a positive impact on society.” 4

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Number of Regional Conclaves

The impact of Lambda Chi Alpha’s brotherhood can be felt far and wide. The following numbers are proof of the difference the Fraternity makes across North America.


million pounds

910,319 Amount of food collected during the 2012 North American Food Drive

Number of Traveling Consultants (ELCs)


Number of Chapters & Colonies

Undergraduate Membership

Spring 2013 Charterings North Carolina State (Gamma-Upsilon) North Carolina-Wilmington (Delta-Sigma)

Fall 2013 New Colonies

Methodist (Sigma-Theta)

Texas Tech (Sigma-Nu Colony)

Wisconsin-Whitewater (Lambda-Iota)

Fresno State (Iota-Gamma Colony) Wichita State (Colony 296) Boise State (Colony 297) South Dakota School of Mines (Colony 298)

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By: Andrew Talevich (Washington State)

Communication is Key In an effort to effectively reach out and communicate with Lambda Chi Alpha alumni brothers, Mark Hoag, Chairman of the Educational Foundation and Bill Farkas, Chief Executive Officer of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, hosted a conference call for Charter Circle members on Tuesday, January 28, 2013. Hoag started the call by thanking the Charter Circle members, individuals who have given $1,000 or more to the Educational Foundation’s Annual Loyalty Fund. Hoag also outlined the progress of the campaign. Farkas followed Hoag’s introduction with an optimistic overview about the state of Lambda Chi Alpha. He spoke openly about current statistics in regards to the Fraternity, the associate member program, the TRUE Brother Initiative, co-curricular partnerships and his greatest challenges in leading the Fraternity. In terms of where Lambda Chi Alpha stands among other national fraternities, Farkas said that Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated 275,000 brothers, third most among fraternities. However, he was quick to point out that the other two fraternities were established 50 years before Lambda Chi Alpha.

a comprehensive development plan for undergraduate brothers. Farkas referred to the TRUE Brother Initiative as a roadmap for how undergraduate brothers should recruit new members, train and educate brothers in their chapters and live the Fraternity’s ritual. The professional staff at Lambda Chi Alpha has been able to survey more than 5,000 collegiate members over the last five years to determine how the TRUE Brother Initiative has impacted their undergraduate experience. Five assessment components – empathy, altruism, selfawareness, self-esteem and intimacy – were measured. Based on these detailed surveys, chapters and individuals who have implemented the TRUE Brother Initiative within their chapters have developed higher levels of the five assessment components.

From 1909 to today, Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated more men into our Fraternity than any other fraternity. I think that really says something about the product that we are offering our young men.

“From 1909 to today, Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated more men into our Fraternity than any other fraternity. I think that really says something about the product that we are offering our young men,” he said. The second topic that Farkas discussed during the conference call was the role of the associate member program, Lambda Chi’s alternative to a pledge program. At a recent meeting among fraternity executives, hazing was a topic that was brought up as a major issue among fraternities. Farkas believes associate membership has put Lambda Chi Alpha ahead of the curve in creating a culture that prevents hazing. “Looking out across our landscape, the associate member program is working, and has worked, and it’s something that we should be very proud of,” Farkas said. Just as associate membership was a new and innovative idea more than 40 years ago, Lambda Chi Alpha continues to implement the TRUE Brother Initiative, 6

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“Those brothers with higher empathy; those that are more altruistic, those that have better self-awareness tend to make better husbands, better men, better workers, better employees,” Farkas said.

The information collected from the TRUE Brother Initiative has enabled Lambda Chi Alpha to form new partnerships with other institutions. These partnerships are part of Lambda Chi Alpha’s main focus of being a co-curricular organization. Farkas shared his experience at a recent meeting between five university presidents and five fraternity executives. One of the key points discussed between the two groups was the role that fraternities play on a college campus. Farkas stressed that these organizations are not a supplementary part of the college experience, but instead they play a central role in an undergraduate’s experience. “We provide an opportunity for young men to grow, to have leadership experiences, to make mistakes and to learn from those mistakes in a relatively safe

We provide an opportunity for young men to grow, to have leadership experiences, to make mistakes and to learn from those mistakes in a relatively safe environment. We are co-curricular and often times the men that are experiencing Lambda Chi, are learning more within their chapter environment than in the hallowed halls of higher education.

environment,” he said. “We are co-curricular and often times the men that are experiencing Lambda Chi, are learning more within their chapter environment than in the hallowed halls of higher education.” Additionally, there are over 120 trustees who are also Lambda Chi Alpha brothers on college campuses across North America and several college presidents and vice presidents. These individuals are some of the top decision-makers in their higher education communities, so it is important that Lambda Chi Alpha continues to form bonds with these individuals. “We need to do a better job at reaching out to those men and educating them so they can be advocates for what we’re doing,” Farkas said. Farkas spoke about one of the main difficulties of his job: having an organization overcome certain stereotypes associated with fraternities. He acknowledged that overcoming this perception was often difficult due to the negative media that is often associated with fraternities. “The toughest part is really fighting against the stereotypical public perception of what I would say is a frat guy,” he said.

His solution to this dilemma was for brothers to simply live out the values associated with Lambda Chi Alpha’s ritual. “We combat those stereotypes by the products we produce; the men that we produce; and what we offer on our college campuses. I think that we are head and shoulders above where our peers are at and we are seeing that in how universities are responding,” Farkas said. Farkas concluded the conference call by once again showing his appreciation to the Charter Circle members. “I do want to thank you all for your ongoing support of Lambda Chi Alpha. It is crucial to our mission and it is greatly appreciated. I know that we don’t thank you enough and we can’t thank you enough,” he said.

The educational foundation will be inviting Charter Circle members to another exclusive teleconference in the next few months.

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Entering the 4th quarter of the Investing in Future Leaders Campaign, the Educational Foundation has chalked up a winning game plan.

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Sche dule

July ’11 $12 Million

March ’13 $16 Million

June ’14 $20 Million

The Investing in Future Leaders Campaign was initially conceived in 2008, and planning for it began in 2009. The “season” began in mid-2009, and a “coaching staff”, the Campaign Leadership Cabinet, was assembled. A winning playbook was created with the purpose of establishing a bold campaign. The mission was clear… don’t simply play out the schedule… build a winner… create a dynasty. A goal to reach $20 million in gifts and pledges by 2014 was set. The team got off to a fast start, and when the campaign was officially announced, $12 million had already been committed. Now, through March 2013, $16 million has our team in the lead on the scoreboard.

The Line Up

Our point guard is VALUES. He handles the ball with a strong sense of Duty, Respect and Stewardship and Service. He always finds the open man just like Loyalty and Integrity. He moves boldly, displaying Honor and Personal Courage at all times.

Our big scorers are Lambda Chi Alpha Leadership Seminars and a Quality Chapter Experience at nearly 200 campuses. Like a great scorer, these are the delivery vehicles that take the VALUES to the hoop. When more than 600 men assemble each summer to learn about the Fraternity, three point shots rain in until each brother is saturated. In our chapters every day, our

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VALUES are using pick and rolls, and slashing to the hoop to run up the score of brotherhood. Our big men, who set screens, act as enforcers on the boards, and play an ever-vigilant roll of protecting our VALUES and assuring they are slammed home – with both hands – are our High Pis and Master Stewards, and a new, growing farm system of older Mentors. These brothers represent the finest coaching staff in the fraternity “league.” They have brought focus, toughness and discipline to the efforts all season long.


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This line up illustrates our winning game plan. It also illustrates where the coaching staff has placed the emphasis for strong future financial funding.

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Leadership Seminars

Advisors & Master Stewards Quality Chapter Experience Lambda Chi Alpha Values

We set a goal to seek $14.3 million, mostly to build the endowment “savings account” of the Educational Foundation. We have raised $11.5 million of this. We set a goal to seek $5.7 million, to cover programming and annual expenses over the five-year campaign, plus pay for the additional costs to raise the $14.3 million

noted above. We have raised $4.5 million of this. Additionally, $1.7 million was budgeted for costs related to the execution of the campaign. We are nowhere close to using up those budgeted funds, so even more dollars will go toward the values and our collegiate young men.

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Goal Where We Stand $5.3 Million $5 Million – $4 Million – $1.7 Million $4 Million –

– Values: R & D to get it right; Early staging $2,000,000 Delivery vehicles: Educate and activate the values $3,000,000 Bolt in the values (through future estate planned gifts) $6,500,000 – Expenses to raise the $14.3 million above (10%), plus  Short-term support for activities over the five-year campaign period $4,500,000 _______________ $16,000,000

We began play July 1, 2009. The chalkboard above shows the team’s initial goals, and where we stand today.

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Our game, the 5 years of the campaign, lasts 60 months. We are 3 ¾ years into the campaign, or 45 months. We stand at the end of the 3rd quarter, or 75% through. The scoreboard shows we have reached $16.5 million – 82.5% of the goal In 3 quarters of the game. We are leading on the score board!

But, a few anecdotes tell more about what we are really accomplishing… More than 600 men attended the 54th General Assembly and Leadership Seminar in July. Their feedback included:

“I have a whole new—and bigger— perspective of Lambda Chi Alpha” “The Ritual Exemplification was electrifying”

The formal program adjourned and the room erupted with enthusiasm and social interaction like I haven’t seen since I was a student and a sorority arrived at our house for a social! These were outstanding men brothers, stunningly committed to Lambda Chi Alpha. They are hungry to learn about the fraternity today and how they can improve the fraternal experience for our young undergraduates. More importantly, each was there because they share our focus on our core values.

“I met amazing alumni and other brothers in college like me” “Can’t wait to get my chapter started recruiting with the values” On January 10, I had the pleasure of attending the opening dinner for the Neville Advisors College, held in Indianapolis over that weekend, and I wish you could have been there. Attending the conference were approximately 70 alumni who are chapter advisors of all sorts – High Pis, advisory board members, house corporation officers, etc. I met one man who is 71 years-old and another man who just graduated in 2012. They are working with some of our largest chapters, with struggling chapters, and with new colonies. Three men were from Missouri State in Springfield, a chapter that is now inactive, but we will return there in the near future. They just want to be ready. Grand High Alpha Drew Hunter spoke to the group, but what happened afterwards is what I am sharing…


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Our Educational Foundation invested about $350 in each of these men in the form of funding for that weekend. These are the men who help lead our “future leaders.” (See “The Winning Play” on page 11). You couldn’t be there that night, but I want you to know your financial support enabled this successful weekend to happen.

our dedicated donors. With your help we can execute our goal of reaching the $20 million mark which will ensure that our collegiate and alumni brothers have the resources to protect our VALUES—and that’s a victory for us all.

So we are now heading into the 4th quarter. We are confident in our game plan but we need the support of


It’s time to leave it all on the floor. It’s time to support the Investing in Future Leaders Campaign.

Assisting our Undergraduate Brothers Travis Smith (Indiana)

With funding from the Educational Foundation, Zach Ambrose was given the necessary support to lead his young colony to success on the North Carolina-Wilmington campus. The Delta-Sigma colony was re-established in the fall of 2010 and will hold their chartering ceremony this spring due to the values-driven attitude of Zach and the members of the colony. In an interview with Zach, like many other brothers in Lambda Chi Alpha, he mentioned his disdain for participating in Greek life and that he did not feel it was for him. “Prior to my freshmen orientation, I was skeptical about Greek Life. I had seen and heard stories of hazing and binge drinking and I was pretty against it altogether,” he said. After meeting with the Lambda Chi Alpha representatives establishing the new colony, Zach quickly changed his mind. “I learned through a friend of a friend of a friend about Lambda Chi Alpha coming to campus and decided to give this Greek thing one more shot and am I glad I did,” Zach said. “They exemplified what I had learned at orientation. They were doing the right things and making the right decisions and so it was a very easy decision for me to join.” As a founding member of a colony, Zach faced many forms of adversity. The colony was struggling with recruitment. The president and vice president had stepped down in the middle of the semester and the colony was left with little guidance and leadership. With the sudden change of events, the colony turned to Zach and asked him to be president. They were confident he could lead them. “At first I was hesitant, but then I turned to our seven core values and one stood out to me at that point in time: duty,” he said. “I had a duty to our colony to hold us together and keep us unified; a duty to ensure that we finished our ultimate goal of chartering. From that point on, I owned the position and made it my own.”

Through values-based education and guidance from dedicated local alumni, Zach was able to effectively lead his colony and gain the respect of the officers. Zach explains that one of his biggest struggles as president was dealing with acceptance on the UNCW campus as a new student organization. When asked what he wants the world to know about Delta-Sigma as a colony, Zach said: “We aren’t afraid to be different. We faced a rather harsh welcome from the Greek community, but not once have we faltered in our beliefs and in our faith to Lambda Chi Alpha. We understand that change is difficult for everyone, but we are willing to be the catalysts for that change.” This colony embraced the values of Lambda Chi Alpha and used them to integrate themselves into the Greek community and lead by example. The colony has reached the fourth quarter and is ready to proudly be leaders in the Wilmington community. Zach and the members of Delta-Sigma colony have learned a lot during this journey. “I’ve learned that being a Lambda Chi is more than just about yourself, but is about something much bigger than that. It’s about going to your brother’s wedding and being there for him when he loses a loved one. It’s about celebrating the ‘A’ in Anatomy he worked for all semester and being there when he just needs a shoulder to cry on. Ultimately, being a Lambda Chi is about being a man and wanting to become a better man which is something that I’m proud to say our brotherhood has never lost sight of,” Zach said.

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Hut, Hut, Hike Scott Pelo of the Zeta-Omicron chapter at the University of Oregon receives a snap from Angel Landin. The men won the university football intramural championship last year.


Protecting our Freedom Bryant Vogt (Ferris State) an infantryman in the U.S. Army served in Afghanistan from March 2011 to March 2012. This photo overlooks the Pech River Valley in Afghanistan.


4 Collecting Cans The brothers of Alpha-Iota chapter at Northwestern collect cans for the North American Food Drive. Last year the chapter collected 700 pounds of food.


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Relaxed and In ZAX Max Sawa (Bradley) shows his Lambda Chi Alpha pride during a trip to Costa Rica with brothers from his chapter.


A Winning Tradition Members of the Gamma-Rho chapter at the University of Oklahoma after winning an intramural flag football tournament.


Celebrating Brotherhood Grand High Pi Fletcher McElreath (Mercer) with brothers on stage at last summer’s General Assembly celebration after the final banquet.

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graduating seniors:

the next stage of membership By:Travis Smith (Indiana)


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Connect. Get Involved. Give Back. These three phrases sum up the alumni experience after graduation. In an effort to continue the Lambda Chi Alpha Experience after graduation, the Young Alumni Council and the staff at the Educational Foundation have worked diligently to identify key moments in the alumni lifecycle, and find ways in which the Fraternity and its values can be a benefit outside of the collegiate walls. Some of these include social and professional networking This spring provides numerous opportunities for opportunities, community service functions and general graduating seniors to take that next step in their lives. fellowship. Regional Alumni Associations provide a With these opportunities come decisions that will valuable experience that reflects the fellowship that drastically change the life of a brother. Many of these you had as an opportunities, undergraduate and like moving yield successful to a new city, networking starting a opportunities higher level of The Young Alumni Council believes in fostering and cultivating a as you advance education, or culture of giving among young alumni between the ages of 25-35. through life. At this starting a new point, regardless of network, As young men graduate from institutions across the country, it is where you are in can be important to instill in them the importance the Fraternity has played your career, taking intimidating in their lives. By actively engaging young alumni across the country, part in a Regional and tough to and providing meaningful programs and communication, the Alumni Association cope with. So is a great way to to help with Young Alumni Council serves as a driving force to actively maintain continue to live this, we have their involvement. the values of our identified a Fraternity and few key ways give back to the that will help community. make this transition a bit easier. Remember, no matter where you are Finally, once you have gotten acquainted with the Lambda in your life, there will always be a brother nearby. Chi Alpha Experience in your new area, it is time to start thinking of ways you can give back. One of the most The first step in staying engaged is to receive the meaningful ways to give back on a personal level is to “Graduating Senior Email”– authored by the Young Alumni become a mentor and take part in the Joseph T. Charles Council – and to provide the Fraternity with an updated Mentor Leadership Program. The goal of this program is contact listing. This is the most important step to match collegians and alumni together to continue to in staying engaged with the Fraternity after you graduate. live the values of our Fraternity and provide a network By providing your updated contact information, you of opportunity for our brothers. Regardless of age, will receive timely communications from the Foundation being a mentor for another brother is a great way to and the Young Alumni Council that will provide leadership make an impact locally and enhance the mission of opportunities to help stay engaged and be ahead of the our great Fraternity. game. Before you step off campus, be sure to attend one of the Educational Foundation’s The Fraternity exists to help develop men into leaders regional alumni receptions to meet alumni that span through an experience that is rooted in values and numerous generations and represent chapters from meaningful experiences. There is no reason that these across North America. experiences should stop after the collegiate experience has ended. The Foundation is dedicated to providing The next step as an alumnus is to reach out to the local a meaningful alumni experience that will help you to Regional Alumni Association and its chairman to become continue to grow in our great teachings. So remember, it’s acquainted with the area. The reasons for participating never too late to Connect, Get Involved and Give Back. in a Regional Alumni Association are often similar to the reason for joining Lambda Chi Alpha as an undergraduate. 

Young Alumni Council’s Mission

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youngalumniupdate Recap of Regional Alumni Receptions Philadelphia Alumni Reception

Indianapolis Alumni Reception

On October 25, 2012, the Educational Foundation hosted an alumni brother reception at The Union League in downtown Philadelphia. The purpose of this event was for brothers in the Philadelphia-metro area to come together, enjoy fellowship, and have a conversation with the President & CEO of the Foundation, Mark Bauer, and the Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Travis Smith about the future of Foundation programming.

On November 28, 2012, the Educational Foundation hosted its first alumni reception at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. The Central Indiana Alumni Association worked hard to provide this experience and their hard work paid off. The night provided 50 brothers from various chapters across the country the opportunity to get an update on the Fraternity, as well as hear a keynote speech from the chairman of the Central Indiana Alumni Association, Scott Eggers (Wabash 1986), on how to stay involved and be active alumnus. We are very excited about the new leadership in Indianapolis and the exciting things to come.

Approximately 55 brothers were in attendance and took part in a discussion on the Joseph T. Charles Mentor Leadership Program and the possibilities for the future. Feedback on how to enhance the program was valuable and necessary as the Foundation is nearing the end of its “Investing in Future Leaders” capital campaign. Dollars given to the campaign will go to enhance mentoring and educational opportunities for collegians and alumni across North America. We would like to thank all of the brothers in attendance for their valuable feedback and a night full of fellowship.

to get in contact with the chairman of your Regional Alumni Association visit:

Alumni Reception Schedule

The fall provided an opportunity for us to reach over 250 brothers in 4 cities. To continue this experience, below are the upcoming spring 2013 alumni receptions. • • • •


April 25 – Nashville Alumni Reception May 7 – Richmond Lunch Reception May 8 – New York City Breakfast Reception May 16 – Cincinnati Alumni Reception

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For more information on alumni receptions in your area visit:

The reasons for participating in a Regional Alumni Association are often similar to the reason for joining Lambda Chi Alpha as an undergraduate. Some of these include social and professional networking opportunities, community service functions and general fellowship. Regional Alumni Associations provide a valuable experience that reflects the fellowship that you had as an undergraduate and yield successful networking opportunities as you advance through life.

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By: John W. Harris (Duke 1965)

Plenty of Choices We frequently say “too many choices!” when we go shopping, and yet have you ever stopped to think of the array of choices (in addition to your checkbook) that are available to you when contemplating a current or “planned” gift to our Fraternity’s charitable arm, the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation? Our brothers in Indianapolis have asked me to pull some ideas together about the many ways in which a contribution benefiting the Foundation and the Fraternity can be made. Current Gifts I’ve already mentioned the checkbook, as of course this is the first thing most of us think of when considering a contribution. It’s easy, quick and relatively inexpensive. Also, there is no question in your mind of the amount you are giving. But let’s take a step beyond that to another well-known vehicle for current charitable giving—namely, gifts of appreciated securities. Most of you are familiar with how this works and how advantageous it has been, especially under prior tax laws. The idea is fairly simple: instead of cash, you make a gift to the Foundation of a certain number of shares of your favorite highly-appreciated stock. The Foundation sells the stock on the open market when it is received, and your deduction (which the Foundation office will properly document for you) is the market value of the stock on the day it was received. As compared with a cash gift, there are one or two additional steps involved, but in these days of email, the forms and instructions which your broker may require are very easy (and cheaper than a first class stamp).

Again, this is a very powerful giving technique, and I see it used frequently by my clients who are fortunate enough to have a supply of one or more securities whose values are many times the amount originally paid. I have one client who uses this technique so routinely that they never even consider writing a check for a contribution of $500 or more; they always use some of their large supply of one particular stock as their “checkbook” when making larger contributions. Another piece of good news from the Fiscal Cliff legislation is that one of my very favorite giving techniques has been extended through 2013 —the IRA Charitable Rollover. Simply stated, it applies to those of us over the age 70 ½ of who are required to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from our IRA or other retirement accounts. It allows for such RMDs (up to $100,000 per year) to be paid directly to one or more charities, and thus not included at all in our Adjusted Gross Income in the year of the rollover. This may prove to be helpful to our higher-income brothers who are in the age group above, because it may help them avoid the scale-back of either itemized deductions or personal exemptions (or both). Both of these limitations were revived provisions courtesy of the Fiscal Cliff legislation.

In my view, the use of planned giving is too often overlooked, particularly by those of us who have been charitably inclined during our lifetimes and who, in many cases, just have simply never thought of the idea of making a further charitable gift upon our demise.

Above, I referred to “prior” tax laws when I mentioned this type of gift. Happily, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (aka, the Fiscal Cliff legislation) made no changes to the availability of this technique, and may have made it more attractive to some of our higherbracket brothers because of the rise in the income tax rates.


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Life Income Gifts This area is really a combination of current (lifetime) giving and planned giving (i.e., gifts taking effect on the donor’s death). The basic idea is that one makes a gift (hopefully of appreciated property, rather than cash), in exchange for either a contractual or a trustee agreement with the recipient charity, or charities, to pay a stream of

income back to the donor for a period of time, usually the donor’s lifetime. The most common arrangements are known as the Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) and the Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA). Although the two arrangements differ slightly with each other in their technical requirements, a feature of both is that the donor receives a current income tax deduction, based on the actuarial value of the remainder interest being left to charity. In addition, of course, the charity or charities receive the remainder of what is in the fund at the time of the donor’s death (or other defined term of the arrangement). Further details about these techniques are beyond the scope of this article, and I should tell you that the Foundation does not currently serve as the trustee of CRUTs or as the contracting party of CGAs. However, it is typical in these arrangements for a number of charities to be named, so quite likely another charity can be the “leader” for such an arrangement, and the Foundation can be one of the other beneficiaries.

Planned Gifts The term “planned gifts” generally refers to a gift taking effect at the donor’s death. However, as pointed out above in the discussion on “Life Income Gifts,” certain arrangements can really be viewed as both a current gift and a planned gift. Let’s look at some of the other methods of planned giving, because there are many more besides those previously mentioned. In my view, the use of planned giving is too often overlooked, particularly by those of us who have been charitably inclined during our lifetimes and who, in many cases, just have simply never thought of the idea of making a further charitable gift upon our demise. My question to those brothers is: If you were inclined to benefit the Foundation (or your church or other charity) during your lifetime on a regular basis, why would you not also do so at the end of your (and your spouse’s) life, when you have no further need for the assets you have accumulated during your lifetime? Of course, one first thinks of a planned gift as being a provision in a brother’s will that upon his death (and his spouse’s death, if applicable) a certain portion (either a dollar amount or a percentage of his estate) passes to one or more designated charities, and we certainly should consider including the Foundation in that group of charities. The brother’s executor (or other personal representative) has the job of liquidating the estate sufficiently to satisfy the gifts, or of delivering specific property if the bequest is made out that way.

Another vehicle for planned giving involves life insurance. Depending on your particular situation, you may have life insurance, which you don’t really need or want, for its original purpose (your family’s security) any more. Perhaps the policy is even fully paid up at this time. What a perfect vehicle to contribute to the Foundation. Again, the ways in which life insurance can benefit the Foundation are numerous. For example, if you simply make the Foundation the beneficiary of that “unneeded” policy, then of course its proceeds will be paid to the Foundation upon your death. If, on the other hand, you take a couple of simple steps to transfer ownership to the Foundation now, you can obtain a current tax deduction for the policy’s current value (approximately its cash surrender value), and then the Foundation has the choice of either cashing in the policy now, or holding it until your death and collecting the full death benefit. Another variation involves similarly “unneeded” policies which are not fully paid up, and on which you are continuing to pay premiums for reasons which you ask yourself each year when you write the premium check. By transferring the ownership of the policy to the Foundation, but with you continuing to pay the premium, you will obtain a current charitable deduction for the amount of premium paid, since its owner (and new beneficiary) is the Foundation. Again, you have accomplished a combination of currently benefiting the Foundation with your premium gifts, and of later benefiting it upon your demise. One important note: The Fraternity has asked me to remind you to be prepared to continue to pay the premiums (and perhaps check with the Foundation office) before making this kind of transfer. Sorry, but the Foundation is not really interested in paying your life insurance premiums! There are a number of other techniques for charitable giving to the Foundation, whether current giving, life income gifts, or planned giving. However, this introduction hopefully has allowed you to see a few methods that you had never thought of, and to have spotted a couple which are particularly applicable to your assets and your situation. Harris is an attorney at the Dallas law firm Snell, Wylie and Tibbals. After earning his law degree from Harvard University School of Law, Harris was a partner at Arthur Young & Co. (now part of Ernst & Young, LLP) then entered private law practice. His expertise is in trusts and estates, estate planning, probate and taxation.

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By: Tad Lichtenauer (Denison)

Below is a selection of current chapter news released in recent issues of the Cross & Crescent magazine. Additional chapter news, alumni news and omegas can be found at

Akron (Gamma-Alpha) The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for eight new brothers, as well as for four brothers from Colony 293 at John Carroll University.

Arkansas State (Iota-Theta) The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 26 associate members, raising the chapter’s total undergraduate initiated brothers to 77.

The students helped the Ithaca community with various cleanup efforts around the town. The Omicron brothers focused on providing maintenance and cleanup work at a nearby cemetery. The chapter won the Flag Football Championship by outscoring their opponents in the league playoffs 154-6, and by winning the championship game by the score of 28-0.

Caleb Garrett was presented with the James W. Lundberg Award as the top associate member.

Cal Poly (Phi-Sigma) At the Cal Poly Greek Awards Banquet the chapter received top honors, including: Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Academic Success, Outstanding Community Service, Outstanding Philanthropy, Outstanding Alumni Relations, Outstanding Risk Management, Outstanding New Member Development and Alumni Advisor of the Year (Matt Mokhtarian).

Clemson (Delta-Omicron) The chapter offered 20 associate member bids and held an Associate Member Ceremony on February 1, 2013. Phil Carson was elected IFC vice president of finance.

Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa) The chapter added 20 associate members, their most successful recruitment effort since recolonizing in 2009.

Drury (Theta-Sigma) California-Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma) The chapter ranked No. 1 in GPA with the highest campus grades for the second quarter in a row.

Cornell (Omicron) Chapter brothers participated in the university’s campuswide “Into the Streets” Greek philanthropy project.

For the 10th consecutive year, the chapter awarded the Patrick Quentin Barrett Scholarship to a qualified incoming male freshman. Winners are selected by the consensus of the chapter faculty advisor, alumni advisor, and a member of the Drury staff. The scholarship is named in memory of Patrick Quentin Barrett, a former chapter president and campus leader, who died in a car accident in 1963.

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chapternews Elmhurst (Pi-Zeta)

Mercer (Zeta-Omega)

The chapter conducted its 21st Initiation Ritual Exemplification at Lake Forest College with the Pi-Pi chapter brothers from Lake Forest College.

Chapter Treasurer Cody Moore was elected IFC president.

The chapter conducted a Bag Drop fundraising event as part of the North American Food Drive. With more than 300 homes in Macon, Georgia, participating they raised more than 5,000 pounds of food for the Middle Georgia Food Bank.

Alan Sayil, the chapter’s representative, was elected chairman of the Fraternity and Sorority Life Standards Board.

Miami-OH (Zeta-Upsilon)

Embry-Riddle (Sigma-Phi)

Florida Tech (Beta-Nu) The chapter had the highest fall semester GPA of all fraternities, with a 2.87, and the highest cumulative GPA of all fraternities, with a 2.92 GPA. They also had the highest new member GPA with a 2.93.


(Lambda-Epsilon A) As a part of the associate member education about Service & Stewardship, the chapter brothers volunteered as the valet staff for a local charity event that raised money for a local hospital.

Louisiana-Lafayette (Iota-Omega) The chapter earned second place in the Homecoming parade for their Pac-Man float. The chapter held its annual Watermelon Bust, collecting more than 100,000 pounds of food.

Memphis (Zeta-Theta) The chapter co-sponsored a blood drive with the University of Memphis. The drive exceeded expectations with 125 donors per day and collecting a total of 367 units of blood. According to Jennifer Gladstone, Lifeblood’s head of public relations, this will be sufficient to help 1,101 patients in local hospitals.


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The chapter placed third in the North American Food Drive, collecting 105,000 pounds of food. The chapter added 20 associate members during fall recruitment. Leading these successful recruitment efforts were former chapter President Alek Lucke, new chapter President Rob Hadley, Vice President Peter Siegfried, former Recruitment Chairman Ryan Drusekis and new Recruitment Chairman Britt Prescott.

Michigan (Sigma) The chapter added six associate members during winter recruitment, and two more in December. Associate Member Eli Gerber recently won the Hopwood Award for Underclassmen Non-fiction. His essay was an oral history of the life and passing of his brother, Sam, 15 years ago. Kevin Manta is attending the cheerleading nationals for the fourth and final time this year as a part of the University of Michigan Cheer Team.

Missouri S&T (Alpha-Delta) The chapter held Alumni Work-Day on January 19, 2013. Breakfast was served and several projects were accomplished including fixing railings, installing new lights, working on the deck, painting our Greek letters in the yard and on the house, and adding a new basketball goal to the deck.

Montevallo (Sigma-Epsilon)

Rensselaer (Epsilon-Eta)

Nearly 75 undergraduate and alumni brothers gathered to celebrate the chapter’s 40th anniversary at the Hog Room in Pelham, Alabama.

On December 2, 2012, the chapter added 12 associate members. Once these new members are initiated the chapter will surpass 1,300 initiated brothers of Epsilon-Eta. To raise awareness and support for leukemia research, the chapter held a dodgeball tournament and sold orange wristbands reading “No One FIGHTS Alone!” The events raised more than $500 for the American Cancer Society. A close friend of one of the brothers is currently battling leukemia.

Rose-Hulman (Theta-Kappa)

Murray State (Lambda-Eta) With the help of the women from Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, chapter brothers collected an estimated 7,000 pounds of food for the North American Food Drive.

North Carolina State

(Gamma-Upsilon Colony) Chapter Secretary Joe Furstenburg was hired as the intern coordinator for the newly-elected lieutenant governor of North Carolina, Dan Forest. He is responsible for hiring and managing all the interns. The photo shows Furstenburg (second from left) and his family with the Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (far right).

Nevada-Las Vegas (Delta-Lambda) Partnered with the women of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, the chapter won the 2012 Homecoming Trophy. Kevin McCabe was selected as 2012 Homecoming King.

On October 6, 2012, the chapter held a Pumpkin Bash that consisted of team-based events like pumpkin toss, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin carving, a bake sale and other pumpkin-themed events. The event raised $450 for the Soggy Donuts Fund, a charity that provides assistance to law enforcement officials displaced by natural disasters. As a part of the North American Food Drive, the chapter collected more than 2,100 pounds of food for a local food pantry. In December the chapter brothers held their annual Christmas party for the children of Ryves Hall. During the party they played games, did crafts and gave the children presents. The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 14 brothers on January 25, 2013. Many of the brothers from the Iota-Epsilon Colony at Indiana State University also attended the Ritual.

South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma) The House Corporation and several other alumni brothers helped remodel the third floor bathroom. JP Dempsey was elected IFC scholarship chair.

The chapter hosted its annual Watermelon Bash and raised more than $2,500.

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Texas Christian (Iota-Pi)

On November 16, 2013, the chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 10 brothers. The chapter thanks the Beta-Upsilon brothers from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte for helping to conduct the ceremony.

Chapter brothers partnered with members of Christ Chapel Bible Church to restore a local home.

The chapter added 11 associate members.

South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma) The 9th Annual Pi Beta Phi and Lambda Chi Alpha Haunted House raised around $1,600 for each organization’s respective charities. The chapter raised 22,950 pounds of food for the North American Food Drive.

Southeast Missouri State (Delta-Phi) The chapter hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive that included more than 150 student participants. Nick Maddock was elected IFC president and Patrick Vining was elected IFC vice president. Chapter brothers helped to distribute bags and pick up cans to help the Boy Scouts of America’s canned-food drive. The chapter held its annual Dad’s Day that included a barbeque, softball and movies.

Tarleton State (Phi-Rho) Chapter brothers participated in the NIC’s IMPACT program, a campus-based leadership institute designed to foster improved relationships among campus leaders through an intensive, interactive two and one half day program. Chapter brothers participated in a brotherhood bonding trip to the Mineral Wells State Park for rock climbing and a cookout. Chapter brothers volunteered in a highway clean-up in Bluff Dale, Texas.


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Chapter brothers volunteered at Café Manna, the local soup kitchen.

Virginia Commonwealth (Colony 294) Chapter brothers volunteered for Stop Hunger Now by helping to prepare 10,000 meals in three hours. David Huffine (North Carolina-Greensboro 1984), a former Lambda Chi Professional Staff member and current colony advisor, attended his first Fraternity Board meeting.

Wabash (Alpha-Kappa) The chapter held its third annual ‘’TRUE’’ Brotherhood Dinner on October 27, 2012, at the Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis. The event honored the induction of Dr. Melissa Butler into the chapter’s Hall of Fame. Overall, nearly 100 alumni, undergraduates and guests attended the event. Former Grand High Alpha Ted Grossnickle gave a state of the Fraternity address as well as a chapter update. The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 18 brothers. Chapter brothers won the intramural football championship.

Wake Forest (Theta-Tau)

Western Ontario (Delta-Eta)

On January 24, 2013, the chapter added 15 associate members.

The chapter raised 15,250 pounds of food for the North American Food Drive, filling two trucks in the process and breaking last year’s record of 15,002 pounds.

The chapter was presented with its fifth consecutive award for highest GPA for a Greek organization on campus.

Following an intensive selection process involving more than 300 student applicants, five chapter brothers were selected to serve as summer transition mentors. They will work during Orientation, Duck Camp (freshman camp at Tarleton) and Transition Week.

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The mission of the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation is to provide the funding to continue and expand leadership development and educational programs for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and its related constituencies, and to perpetuate the existence of these programs for future generations of young men as a complement to the experience of higher education. The Educational Foundation is governed by the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation Board of Directors who are responsible for the management and oversight of the Foundation. These volunteers serve three-year terms and meet four times a year either by phone or in person. They serve on committees, manage assets and financially support the mission of the Foundation.

E x ec u t i ve C o mm i ttee

Mark A. Hoag

Michigan State ’72 – Chairman Mark is president of United Corporate Furnishings, Inc, the Steelcase distributor for the Sacramento valley area of central California. Mark served his chapter, Gamma-Omicron, as High Alpha.

Karl J. Krapek

Kettering ’72 – Vice-Chairman Karl retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies Corporation, after serving for 20 years in various management positions. Following retirement, Karl became co-founder of The Keystone Companies, concentrating on residential and commercial real estate development. He currently serves as Campaign Cabinet Chairman for the Foundation’s Investing in Future Leaders campaign.

Kevin R. Vasquez

Western Carolina ’78 – Secretary Kevin is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Butler Schein Animal Health, which provides healthcare supplies to veterinarians. He holds a BSBA in Marketing from Western Carolina University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Business from Central Michigan University.

Brian Heckler

Shippensburg ’84 – Treasurer Brian is a partner at KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm located in Chicago. As Treasurer, he serves as Chairman of the Foundation Board’s Finance Committee.


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Jerre L. Stead

Iowa ’65 – Past-Chair Jerre is Chairman and CEO of IHS, Inc, in Denver, Colorado. He was formerly the Chairman and CEO of Ingram Micro and has previously been CEO of five publicly traded companies. Jerre serves as Chairman of the Board for the Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University.

Christopher M. Meyer Akron ’89 – At-Large

Chris is Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer for Fund Evaluation Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of the CFA Society of Cincinnati and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In additional to serving on the Executive Committee, Chris is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Foundation.

Jeff Stuerman

Culver-Stockton ’82 – At-Large Jeff is the Chairman, President and CEO of Edwards Jones Trust Company. He serves as Treasurer of the Culver-Stockton College board of Trustees, and serves Lambda Chi Alpha as Chairman of the Board Development Committee, in addition to his service on the Executive Committee.

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Gregg D. Behrens Iowa State ’74

Greg retired as Executive Vice President for The Northern Trust Company as Head of Asia Pacific Region. He served the Foundation Board as Chairman from 2006-2008, and currently serves as Treasurer on the Fraternity Board (Grand High Zeta).

Jack O. Bovender, Jr. Duke ’67

Jack retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hospital Corporation of America, (HCA), the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Jack received the Fraternity’s Order of Achievement Award in 2002.

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boardofdirectors John L. Brechin, III Texas – Austin ’80

John retired as Global Process Leader for IBM, driving worldwide and geographic process transformation across all lines of IBM’s business portfolio. He is a competitive amateur golfer and is a USGA Course Rater for the Texas Golf Association.

Gregory A. Castanias Wabash ’87

Greg is a partner with Jones Day Law Firm and is an appellate and intellectual property litigator with extensive Supreme Court and Federal Circuit advocacy experience. He heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice. Greg has authored or coauthored several books and articles and speaks on legal subjects, including property, constitutional law, and appellate practice. He received Lambda Chi Alpha’s Graduate Fellowship in 1987.

Chad E. Cline Texas Christian ’81

Chad is President, Principal shareholder and Founder of Tarrant Technology Partners, LLC, and information technology consulting firm serving clients in Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas. He has served as Chairman for the Division of Overseas Ministries Board with the Disciples of Christ Church.

Charles W. Cole, Jr. Michigan ’73

Chuck is Managing Principal and President for Hunton Brady Architects based in Orlando, Florida. He is one of only seven ACHA Board certified architects in Florida after passing the American College of Healthcare Architect’s (ACHA) exam. He was a recipient of a Lambda Chi Alpha Graduate Fellowship in 1973.

The Rev. S. George Dirghalli (Doc) Florida ’50

Doc retired as Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York. He served on staff for the General Fraternity from 1951-1961. Doc was a member of the Grand High Zeta from 1968-1982, and served as Grand High Alpha from 1978-1982.


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John Durham Georgetown ’73

John is the CEO and Managing General Partner for Catalyst S+F, a strategy firm for digital start-ups and early funding companies headquartered in San Francisco. He was founder of Pericles Communication, a political digital firm that helped advocacy and political groups tap into interactive marketing. John also teaches advertising in the MBA program at the University of San Francisco.

Maurice H. Hall Millsaps ’67

Maurice is President and CEO of Halltree, Inc. and is affiliated with several timber related businesses operating as Hall Timberlands. He has served as a member of Millsaps College Board of Trustees since 1984, serving as board chair from 2002-2010. Maurice is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Mississippi and Lauderdale County Bar Association.

Mark G. Hulit Richmond ’81

Mark retired as Global Head of Strategy & Planning reporting to the Chief Executive, for British American Tobacco. Over the 29 years of his career, he worked and lived in New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Sydney, London and Rio. He currently serves the Foundation as the Chairman of the Development Task Force.

Charles W. Jones, III Sam Houston State ’81

Charles has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was inducted into the Sam Houston State College of Business Hall of Honor in 2012. He is an active member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Dallas/Ft. Worth Alumni Association, and serves the Foundation on the campaign cabinet.

Wayne G. Klasing Bradley ’64

Wayne retired as President and CEO from Klasing Industries, a manufacturer of railway car hand brakes. He serves on the Bradley University Board of Trustees and previously served as President of the Joliet Junior College Foundation Board.

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boardofdirectors H. Dean Sellers Florida State ’66

Dean is an independent consultant assisting companies with process change, profitability, analysis, and project management. He retired as partner with Deloitte & Touche. Dean served as the Foundation Board Chairman from 2008-2010.

Donald N. Sherman (Don) Oklahoma ’57

Don is the CEO of McClain Bank and has been a banking professional for 45 years. He previously served as Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.

Martin L. Smith (Marty) Valparaiso ’75

Marty is Senior Vice President, Investments for Raymond James & Associates, Inc. He has served as president of the Woodstock Rotary Club, chairman of the United Methodist Church of Woodstock, and as a member of the United Way Allocation Committee. Marty is an Eagle Scout and director of the Blackhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts Association.

Mark Templeton

North Carolina State ’74 Mark is President and CEO of Citrix Systems, Inc., an international provider of application servers and portal software. He has spent more than 20 years in senior marketing and executive management for several other top technology firms. Mark received the Order of Achievement Award in 2002.

Clint Wheelock

Washington & Lee ’92 Clint is Managing Director at Navigant. He has an extensive background in market intelligence focused on emerging technologies, most recently as founder of Pike Research, which was acquired by Navigant in 2012. Clint served Lambda Chi Alpha on the Student Advisory Committee (1991-1992) and as an Educational Leadership Consultant from 1992-1994.


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By: Mark Bauer (Cal State-Fullerton)

Wherever They May Be Great and merciful God, our Heavenly Father, in reverent spirit we approach Thee to invoke Thy blessings on this assembly. Forgive our transgressions, and cleanse our hearts of all unrighteousness. Grant Thy wisdom to our leaders, and guide us in all our deliberations and transactions that the true spirit of brotherhood may be manifested in our every thought, word and deed. Bless the brothers of our bond wherever they may be, and deepen our love for each other, and quicken our sense of duty to Thee. To Thee, our Lord and God, be all honor, praise and glory, forever and ever. Amen


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This prayer may be vaguely familiar to you if your chapter ever used it as part of the Ritual for opening a formal Lambda Chi Alpha meeting. Today, I invite you to focus on that highlighted phrase: “…wherever they may be….” Indeed, today we have Lambda Chi Alpha brothers throughout the world, in every continent and in every major city. You are one of them, and this prayer is asking God to bless you. Because you are reading this and have been an interested partner and contributor to the Lambda Chi Alpha enterprise, you are returning that blessing to our brotherhood. Today, I ask you to contemplate another meaning of “wherever they may be.” I ask you to contemplate that Lambda Chi Alpha is not limited to the men you pledged or associated with. It is not limited to the men in your chapter when you were in school. It is not even limited to your entire chapter and its history. Lambda Chi Alpha is an international brotherhood centered on relationships built on the personal growth of men… wherever they may be. Today, that means more than 10,000 collegiate members on 200 campuses. How many of those young men do you think benefit from strengthening relationships?

Our Annual Loyalty Fund (our yearly fundraising effort to which you give) raises money to support our Lambda Chi Alpha experience that enables these rich relationships for students. And, in Lambda Chi Alpha there is only one student that matters, and that man is every student. Yes, this means we use your money to help your own chapter and men in school there, if your chapter is active. However, it also means we use it to support the new relationships among men at our colony in Boise, Idaho – a place where Lambda Chi Alpha has never existed. Lambda Chi Alpha is BIG. Your financial support is HUGE in this equation. THANK YOU. Now, please, I invite you to return to the beginning of this article and read that prayer one more time. Would you like to give to the annual fund? Contact Mark Bauer at or 317-803-7329.

Lambda Chi Alpha is an international brotherhood centered on relationships built on the personal growth of men…wherever they may be.

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Alumni Reception Schedule SAVE-THE-DATE! Mark your calendar for the following spring alumni brother receptions. Invitations will be sent six weeks prior to the event date.

April 25

May 8

May 7

May 16

Nashville Alumni Reception

Richmond Lunch Reception

New York City Breakfast Reception

Cincinnati Alumni Reception

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