The Phi Gamma Delta Magazine - Fall 2020

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2020 William A. Martin III

Distinguished Fiji Award The Archons established the Distinguished Fiji Award in 1964. It is presented annually to no more than six graduate brothers who shall be deserving of recognition for their faithful and unselfish service to Phi Gamma Delta or their special contribution to mankind and society at large. The award was renamed the William A. Martin III Distinguished Fiji Award in 2019, upon Bill's retirement. To date, 467 Phi Gams have been honored with the Distinguished Fiji Award.

William R. Bracewell (Georgia 1968) Brother Bracewell has had a distinguished career as an educator, both as a student affairs professional at the University of Georgia and as a volunteer in Phi Gamma Delta. Bill did his undergraduate studies at Emory University but did not join a fraternity. In 1965 he began a 34-year career on the student affairs staff at Georgia, where he was initiated into the Fraternity as a faculty initiate at the chartering of the Kappa Deuteron Chapter in March 1968. His service to the Fraternity has continued since that time. At Kappa Deuteron, he served for eight years as Purple Legionnaire and for many more years on the Board of Chapter Advisors. He has served the International Fraternity as a Section Chief, as an Archon from 1988-1992, and as Educational Director for a combined 24 years. In the latter role, he was a frequent speaker at the Fiji Academy and often worked one-on-one with chapters to improve their grades. He has served as Legate for three charterings, at the College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, and Clemson. In the 1990s he represented Phi Gamma Delta on the board of the North American Interfraternity Conference. In his professional career, Bill initiated the role of Director of Judicial Programs at UGA in 1971 and served in that position until his retirement in 1999.

Nelson Levy, MD, PhD (Yale 1963)

Brother Levy has over fifty years of achievement in academia, medicine, and business. Since 1993 he has been CEO and chairman of the board of CoreTechs Corporation. He also is a co-founder and 50


director of ChemBridge Corporation, a global provider of chemistry products and research services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. After graduating summa cum laude from Yale, he earned a medical degree from Columbia University, followed by two years of military service in the U.S. Public Health Service. He then earned a Ph.D. in immunology from Duke, followed by eight years at Duke Medical Center as professor of immunology and neurosurgery. From 1981-1984 he was vice president of pharmaceutical research at Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Levy has served on the boards of eight public companies and on the scientific advisory boards of four other public companies. His public service includes five years on the Illinois Governor's Task Force for Economic Development and 15 years as a commissioner of Lake County, IL. He has also been a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of the Treasury.

Major General William M. Matz, Jr. (Gettysburg 1961)

A decorated combat veteran with a distinguished military career, Brother Matz is the Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the government agency that administers U.S. military cemeteries, memorials, and monuments worldwide. As a company commander in Vietnam with the Army’s 9th Infantry Division, he was wounded in action in the 1968 Tet offensive. During a second tour, he served with the Navy/Marine Corps amphibious forces, and in 1989 he deployed with the 7th Infantry Division to Panama during Operation Just

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