PHI GAMMA DELTA Vol. 143 No. 1 | Fall 2021
How One Chapter Made Sexual Violence Prevention a Priority
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28 Making Sexual Violence Prevention a Priority
The Importance of Sexual Violence Prevention & How One Chapter Made Sexual Violence Prevention a Priority on Their Campus
12 On Campus 32 Graduate
10 Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
24 Fall 2021 Colonization Results & Spring 2022 Expansion Plans
25 Christopher Newport Chartering 26 Summer Events
Highlights from The Leadership Institute 2021 & The Summit 2021
43 Annual Award Winners
40 Spotlight 48 Foundation Focus
52 Ad Astra 55 Fraternally Speaking
On the Cover
For the 2020 calendar year
46 William A. Martin III Distinguished
Fiji Award Winners
Sigma Alpha at Texas San Antonio brothers with Brenda Tracy, the founder of Set the Expectation. North American Interfraternity Conference
Fraternity Communications Association
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t seems that every so often we are able to turn on the news and hear about unacceptable forms of behavior associated with a fraternity chapter. There is no doubt that these incidents result in debate questioning the value of Greek organizations to the collegiate experience. Whether or not such reports involve our chapters or those of other fraternities, these situations beg the questions: what is our purpose and what contributions are we making to our campus communities? Our mission (uniting men in enduring friendships, stimulating the pursuit of knowledge, building courageous leaders) is known to all of us. The practical application of our goals and aspirations for our undergraduate members continues to produce results, as illustrated by these examples of philanthropy and community service occurring among our chapters: • During this fall semester, the Arizona State Chapter completed 143 hours of community service dedicated to Feed My Starving Children, the Salvation Army and Project CURE. • Our Bucknell Chapter helped recognize the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by joining in a 9.11 mile run supporting the International Rescue Committee, Women for Afghan Women, the United Nations Refugee Committee and Doctors Without Borders. • Phi Gamma Delta men won the Michigan Mudbowl competition, supporting the Charles Woodson Fund, and they raised more than $10,000 benefitting the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. 4
These are just of a few of many such activities which included our members; we could name many more. All these acts of service are consistent with our long-held values. But the good news doesn’t stop with our undergraduates. Here is a sampling of good works performed by our graduate brothers: • On September 11, the Houston Graduate Chapter sent 16 brothers from seven chapters to participate in the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run and raised more money than any other team for the second year in a row. • Graduates of the Louisiana State Chapter banded together to raise money to pay off the mortgage of their long-time chapter house cook. The list continues, providing ample evidence that a life-long association with Phi Gamma Delta rewards our brothers for many years after their undergraduate days have ended. We are not alone in reaching this conclusion. Contemporary research concerning the benefits of membership in Greek organizations continues to support the thesis that fraternal involvement provides a positive impact upon the collegiate experience, one that continues later in life. The results of the study indicated that affiliated alumni (i.e., those who belong to Greek organizations) reported great college experiences, felt more prepared for life after college, and considered themselves more likely to be thriving in several aspects of their current well-being than nonaffiliated respondents. In fact, a clear majority of affiliated members related that they were thriving in several
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important areas: careers, community, financial success Nic Loiacono and social engage(Illinois 1974), ment. Similarly, Archon President another study found that affiliated students were more likely to have stronger interactions with professors and become more actively engaged on their campuses and communities. Furthermore, 84% of affiliated alumni said if they had to do it all over again, they would rejoin their fraternity or sorority. The Gallup research came on the heels of a study released last year by Professor Gary Pike of Indiana University School of Education. In his study, Professor Pike concluded that fraternity or sorority membership is associated with significantly higher levels of engagement and learning gains, perceptions of a supportive campus environment, and discussions with diverse others, including people from different races, ethnicity, economic backgrounds, religious beliefs and political views. Such are just some of the benefits of membership in our fraternity. At the same time, we must be mindful that the untoward acts of a few can serve to mask the many good things that are happening in Phi Gamma Delta. In other words, it has never been more important to live our values, be kind to our brothers but hold one another accountable to high expectations, and keep fighting the good fight. Fraternally,
Gamma Gram Neilson & Stoll Selected for Archonate J.C. Neilson (Akron 1991) was appointed Archon Councilor in July 2021 to a vacant position on the Archonate. He has served Phi Gamma Delta as a Section Chief, member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and Field Secretary. Professionally, J.C. has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and human capital in a variety of industries. Today, he serves as the managing partner, owner and founder of Driving People Operations (DPO), a boutique business coaching and human capital management (HCM) consulting firm. He is also passionate about serving his community, including as a board member of The Plus Collective – a giving program and foundation that awards grants to organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community while also cultivating partnerships with community allies. J.T. Stoll (Western Kentucky 2023) was appointed Archon Councilor in August 2021 to fill an expiring term. J.T. currently serves the Chi Eta Chapter as President, having previously served as Historian, Cups and Awards Chairman and Co-Recruitment Chairman. He attended the 172nd Ekklesia in 2020, and he is a member of Order of Omega. J.T. is pursuing a degree in accounting and sociology with a minor in criminology.
News, Events, Feedback
Headquarters Staff Updates
Joe Roth (Akron 2019) departed staff on June 25 after serving for over two years. He first joined staff as a Field Secretary in May 2019, serving for one year. Then he served as Director of Chapter Development from May - September 2020 and as Director of Chapter Services - East from September 2020 - June 2021.
Lahrman Bryan Hartzell (Western Kentucky 2014) left staff on June 30 after serving as Director of Chapter Services - West for over three years. In total, Bryan was a member of the staff for over seven years. He first joined as a Field Secretary in May 2014, traveling for three years before being appointed Director of Chapter Development in June 2017. Bryan now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he works in accounting. Also departing staff in June was Kitty Brown, who retired. Kitty first joined the staff in 1991, serving the Fraternity as receptionist for nearly 30 years and earning the informal title of “the voice of Phi Gamma Delta." Kitty continues to live in Lexington with her family. Additionally, Senior Director of Chapter Support Helen Lahrman left staff in August, having first joined in April 2020. Previously, Helen was Vice President of Campus Operations for the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). Helen now works for PwC in Dallas, Texas.
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Logan McLendon (Alabama Birmingham 2020) assumed the role of Director of Chapter Services - East in June. In this position, Logan serves chapters and colonies in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. He previously worked as a Field Secretary for one year, traveling the Southwest Region. Also in June, Tyler Fisk (Wayne State 2020) was named Director of Fraternal Growth. In this new role, Tyler oversees the Fraternity's expansion projects, manages recruitment resources and seeks opportunities to establish or re-establish chapters across North America. He first joined staff as a Field Secretary in May 2020. On July 1, Dionysis Protopapadakis (Appalachian State 2017) was appointed to the new position of Senior Director of Graduate Engagement. In this position, he manages the Fraternity's graduate dues program, assists graduate chapters and provides support to graduate volunteers. Dio also shares part of his time with the Educational Foundation, where he helps build relationships with current and potential donors and assists with direct fundraising. Previously, Dio served as Director of Graduate Engagement for over two years 6
and as Field Secretary for two years. Emily Sledd joined the Fraternity staff as the Director of Chapter Ritchie Services - West on August 2. In this role, Emily serves chapters and colonies in the Great Plains, Southwest and West regions. Before joining the staff, she worked at Ball State University as the IFC Advisor from August 2019 - May 2021 while earning her M.A. in student administration in higher education. Emily also worked at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in the Office of Student Life from 2016-19. She graduated from EKU in 2018 with a B.S. in psychology and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. On August 11, Tina Ritchie joined the staff in the role of Receptionist. Previously, she retired from her position as the Bourbon County Court Human Resources Manager & Assistant Treasurer after 22 years while working under three different County Judge Executives. Tina is a Kentucky native and resides on a horse farm in Bourbon County with her husband, Jeff.
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Kutscher Appointed Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging In September, the Archons named the Fraternity's newest Appointed General Officer, DeVere Kutscher (Davidson 1997), as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. In this new position, DeVere will advise the Archons and staff on the implementation of the Fraternity's DEI initiatives, and he will work on the development of DEI resources, partnerships and educational opportunities. Previously, DeVere served on the Fraternity's DEI Committee as a core member for nearly one year before his appointment. Outside of the Fraternity, DeVere is the Vice President of Training & Certification at BiasSync. He is an experienced professional in the arenas of small and minority business policy, as well as advocacy, communications, media, diversity & inclusion, and nonprofit-corporate engagement. Additionally, DeVere is a Fellow at the British American Project and serves as the publisher of Affinity Inc. Magazine, America’s leading LGBTQ business publication. He received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and his B.A. from Davidson College. www.phigam.org
Introducing Our 2021-22 Field Secretaries
2nd year Education: BA in marketing; Spanish minor Chapter Activities: Treasurer; Graduate Brother & Parent Relations Chair Other Activities: social media coordinator; utility player for MSU's club baseball team
1st year Education: BS in political science; pre-law & American politics minors Chapter Activities: President; Corresponding Secretary; Formal Chair Other Activities: IFC President; residence life Senator in the student government; member of the UA's competitive speech team
1st year Education: BA in education; human development Chapter Activities: Historian; Chief Justice, Judicial Board; Community Service Chair Other Activities: WMU's men's club soccer team; student ambassador and tour guide for the Office of Admissions
#211 Jarrett Keyton (Mississippi State 2020)
#212 Graham Hess (Akron 2021)
#213 Ethan Bresnay (Western Michigan 2020)
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1st year Education: BS in psychology Chapter Activities: President; Historian; Philanthropy & Service Chair Other Activities: played French horn in UI's advanced wind ensemble; member of Chi Alpha Rho study group
1st year Education: BA in advertising Chapter Activities: New Member Educator; member of the Judicial Board Other Activities: served as the comedy coordinator on the Campus Activities Board
1st year Education: BS in animal science; plant & soil sciences minor Chapter Activities: Corresponding Secretary; New Member Educator; member of the Judicial Board; Greek Week Chair Other Activities: member of the SHSU Orange Keys; Bearkat Camp lead staff member t
#214 Jackson Daugharty (Idaho 2020)
#215 Jeff Stinson (Western Michigan 2020)
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#216 Collin Clifford (Sam Houston 2021)
2022 Housing Conference
The Fraternity will be hosting its 2022 Housing Conference virtually on February 12, 2022. The Conference is open to all current and prospective house corporation members, other interested graduate volunteers, undergraduate officers and other brothers interested in supporting housing in Phi Gamma Delta. This conference will include scheduled speakers, programming and breakout sessions facilitated by content area experts.
For more information about the conference, visit: www.phigam.org/HousingConference.
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
n September 2020, the Archons established the Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with two primary goals: 1) to seek to understand the needs of our brothers of underrepresented identities, our chapters and our campuses; and 2) to make recommendations for actions which the Fraternity should consider for increasing diversity in our membership, and to better support equity, inclusion and respect for others within Phi Gamma Delta. The Committee, comprised of twelve graduate and undergraduate brothers, worked for eight months to analyze the Fraternity’s history, language and imagery; review the educational opportunities available to our brothers; understand similar efforts and opportunities within comparative organizations and at host institutions, and above all, gather deeper insights from our undergraduates and graduate brothers. The Committee’s work culminated with recommendations made to the Archons in May 2021 which seek to create opportunities for brothers to listen, speak, and raise their voices about the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts. The Committee also noted in its recommendations, and the Archons unequivocally agreed, that Phi Gamma Delta’s efforts to advance diversity must go beyond race and ethnicity. These efforts must focus on diversity in all forms, including sexual orientation, religion, class, physical and mental ability, and other differences that can impact one’s ability to thrive in our Fraternity and in professional, civic and other settings after graduation. While the Fraternity’s plan will continue to take shape in the coming months, based on recommendations from the DEI Committee, the Archons have set forth several key actions to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) efforts. 10
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Strategic Recommendations The Archons committed to elevating DEIB efforts into the Fraternity’s strategic objectives and have identified a strategic goal of increasing diversity within the Fraternity to better reflect our host institutions. Additionally, the Archons created a new Appointed General Officer position and appointed DeVere Kutscher (Davidson 1997) as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (see page 6), and approved the addition of a new staff position to focus on execution of DEIB initiatives. The Archons also committed to including a focus on DEIB into the selection and onboarding of new Archons.
Raise the Level of Accountability & Transparency A number of the Committee’s recommendations recognized the need for accountability and transparency in promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. Among the actions taken by the Archons, the Fraternity has committed to producing an annual report on DEIB efforts, expected to first be available in summer 2022. The Archons also committed to reviewing the systems and processes used to recruit and fill leadership positions across all graduate levels, including the Archons, Appointed General Officers, Section Chiefs and Purple Legionnaires. The Fraternity will soon conduct an audit of the Ritual, Constitution and Bylaws to identify references, including language and imagery, that are inconsistent with these efforts, and to understand barriers to membership which may necessitate changes to our laws and practices. The Archons
[Commitment to DEIB]
On May 22, 2021, members of the DEI Committee, Archons and staff members met at the Archons Meeting in Atlanta. also directed the Executive Director to consider how to best incorporate DEIB considerations into human resources practices at the International Headquarters. Consistent with these efforts, the Archons adopted a position statement (available at www.phigam.org/ DEIBposition) reiterating the Fraternity’s stance that Phi Gamma Delta does not and will not tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment by its members or chapters.
Resources to Recruit & Retain a Diverse Brotherhood The Fraternity provides several programs and resources to assist and support our chapters and volunteers. Consistently, and though curriculum and delivery mechanisms are in development, the Archons have committed to the development of DEIB training and resources for all undergraduate members, graduate volunteers and Headquarters staff members. This includes integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into existing educational efforts and at International Fraternity events. In addition, recognizing that a number of undergraduate chapters have established DEIB (or similar) committees, the Archons directed the
development of resources to support these chapterlevel initiatives in generating and sustaining local community partnerships and in engaging parents. The Fraternity will also work to identify philanthropic opportunities and partnerships to support DEIB efforts and develop resources to assist chapters in making similar philanthropic connections.
Recognize Diversity in Phi Gamma Delta's Members A pillar of the Committee’s recommendations calls for the Fraternity to recognize the contributions, accomplishments and identities of its diverse brotherhood. As such, the Archons directed the Executive Director and staff to expand existing efforts to highlight and celebrate the diversity within Phi Gamma Delta and leverage the Fraternity’s award system to promote and celebrate chapter and individual efforts and successes in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This is only the beginning of this important work, which is based on the glorious precepts of Phi Gamma Delta, because a more diverse brotherhood which embraces equity, inclusion and belonging will strengthen our Fraternity for years to come. t
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Please keep in mind that news continues to come in, even when an issue has gone to press. While it may seem dated to include events from the previous semester or school year, the goal is to give credit to all our brothers, chapters and colonies.
ITALICS indicates Colony
| Akron, OH On September 7, Alpha Omicron hosted their annual Puppy Party supporting One-of-a-Kind Pet Rescue, a local animal shelter. The Chapter set up the event at the center of campus to ensure the most foot traffic. And shelter staff brought seven puppies to campus for students to play with for a donation to the shelter. The event was planned by Philanthropy
Chairman Jackson Grove (2024) and raised over $760.
| Edmonton, AB
6 On August 6-7, Epsilon Alpha (pictured) and Upsilon Chi at Calgary held their annual Run to Red Deer relay race to raise money and awareness for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). During the two-day event, brothers
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from each chapter ran 137 kilometers relay-style from their respective campuses in Edmonton and Calgary to Red Deer, Alberta. This year, approximately 20 brothers participated in the race, and the chapters raised over $6,000 for the CMHA.
Appalachian State | Boone, NC
6 Justin Marks (2021),
a sustainable development major with a concentration in community and global
During the first week of the fall 2021 semester, Marcus Bustamante (2022) and Cameron McDowell (2021) handed out free snow cones to University of Alberta students to welcome them to campus.
development, wants to save the world. In March, Justin appeared on an episode of Ellen DeGeneres's "Ellen's Game of Games" show. While on the show, Justin described himself as an "active citizen" - someone who strives to make their community better by volunteering, learning about the environment and social issues, and educating others about the community's needs. Justin has shown this by making community service a priority, serving as both Service and Philanthropy Chairman for the Chapter. He has also volunteered throughout the local community, winning the North Carolina Campus Compact's 2019 Community
Impact Student Award for Appalachian State. Additionally, Justin spent spring break 2019 in Puerto Rick volunteering for a sustainability forestry and rainforest enrichment project.
Arizona State | Tempe, AZ
During the spring 2021 semester, Alpha Sigma hosted FIJI Suicide Awareness Week, a social media fundraising campaign supporting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). Brothers shared graphics in their Instagram stories to drive donations through Venmo, and they raised $2,143 for the NSPL.
The Chapter also completed over 250 hours of community service projects for the Salvation Army, St. Mary's Food Bank and Feed My Starving Children, to name a few. During the spring 2021 semester, the Chapter also participated in the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity's Read Lead Achieve (RLA) philanthropy, which focuses on inspiring a lifelong love of reading to create a more literate society. Isaac Sanchez (2023) took the initiative by organizing a one-day car wash to support the cause. Fifteen brothers and new members volunteered for the car wash, raising over $1,000 for RLA.
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semester, the Chapter completed a total of 143 community service hours. They completed several projects with Feed My Starving Children, including two projects while partnered with the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Alpha Phi Sorority. They also completed projects with the Salvation Army Tempe Corps and Project CURE (pictured). Finally, the Chapter is planning a philanthropy week in honor of Jim Harris (1974), who passed away from Alzheimer's disease last year. Jim was a vice president at TGen, which has a Center for Rare Childhood Disorders,
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where the proceeds from the philanthropy week will go. The event will be called Phi Gam Bubble Jam & Shave to Save, with the rest of the details still being developed.
Gamma brothers were grateful for the opportunity to attend.
commemorated Remembrance Day for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a 9.11 mile run and fundraiser for those still affected by terrorism.
| Clarksville, TN The Alpha Psi Chapter received the University's Wyatt Award for outstanding school spirit for the third consecutive year.
| Lewisburg, PA
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Brothers, members of Greek life, students and others participated in the run. The event raised over $16,300 for the International Rescue Committee, Women for Afghan Women, UN Refugee Committee and Doctors Without Borders, and it gained a lot of support from the campus community.
Pictured (L-R): Jeffrey Perkins (2022), Jack Ticknor (2022), Santi Quintero (2022) and Nick Perry (2022).
| Calgary, AB On August 6-7, Epsilon Alpha at Alberta and Upsilon Chi held their annual Run to Red Deer relay race to raise money
| Bowling Green, OH
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the Beta Gamma Chapter are pictured with Archon President Nic Loiacono (Illinois 1974) (center) at Toledo's Pig Dinner, which was held the weekend of August 21. The Beta 14
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[On Campus] and awareness for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). During the two-day event, brothers from each chapter ran 137 kilometers relaystyle from their respective campuses in Edmonton and Calgary to Red Deer, Alberta. This year, approximately 20 brothers participated in the race, and the chapters raised over $6,000 for the CMHA.
California State Long Beach | Long Beach, CA
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few brotherhood events this semester, including a poker night (pictured) on September 21 and a bonfire at Bolsa Chica on September 29. The Chapter welcomed eight men to their fall new member class. As a part of their new member education, the new members
learn about Phi Gam history and read a chapter of the Purple Pilgrim every Monday with the Chapter President and New Member Educator.
Central Arkansas | Conway, AR
4 Ryan Taneja (2024) is
the first Indian and college student to be named in AY Magazine's "Best of 2021" list for the Nonprofit, Fundraiser and Person of the Year categories. He was chosen for these awards because of his activism and the Alpha Rho Chapter's support of his domestic violence survivor initiative called the Mini Taneja Purple Initiative, which is named after his mom. Pictured: Ryan (left) with his mom (center) and sister (right) for a photo shoot with AY Magazine. Ryan was also named as a finalist for Arkansas
Times Magazine's 2021 Best Arkansan, Best Philanthropist and Best Celebrity awards. And he was the first Indian and
teen named as a finalist for any of these "Best" awards.
| Chicago, IL Undergraduate brothers from the Chi Upsilon Chapter raised money from their graduate brothers to install a new turf backyard.
| Newport News, VA During fall 2021, Chi Nu welcomed their first new member class as a chapter with 15 new members.
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[On Campus] their fall recruitment season to demonstrate that Phi Gamma Delta is "Not for College Days Alone."
3 The Chapter also
Colorado State | Fort Collins, CO
After a year of isolation, Phi Kappa was thrilled to invite their graduate brothers to celebrate Pig Dinner on Founders Day, May 1. There were 80 brothers in attendance, including 50 undergraduates and 30 graduates. The highlight was keynote speaker and
recently created the Lambda Pi Chapter Awards to recognize the contributions of individual brothers. The highest honor is the Howard J. Schultz Excellence Award, which was named in honor of Purple Legionnaire Howard Schultz (California State Long Beach 1995), who is an inspiration to all the Lambda Pi brothers.
On September 22, Lambda Pi hosted a Graduate Brother Night as part of
Osvaldo Granados Santillan (2022) was named New Member of the Year by the University's FSL
distinguished naval historian Joseph Callo (Yale 1952), who received the Distinguished Fiji Award in 2010.
| Chicago, IL
Coordinator. This honor is bestowed upon one student whose contributions in less than one year from their initiation have aided in the growth of DePaul's Fraternity & Sorority Life Community.
| Daytona Beach, FL Epsilon Rho received the Dean Paul Bell Outstanding Chapter of the Year and Outstanding Campus Involvement awards from the University's 2021 Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards.
Georgia Tech | Atlanta, GA
Samuel Ellis (2022) was elected Student Body President in April.
3 JP McLean (2023)
spent his summer studying marine biology and volunteering in Africa. During the first part of the summer, JP studied shellfish pathology at North Carolina State University's Center for Marine Sciences & Technology. And for the second part of the summer, he traveled to Mombasa, Kenya, to volunteer and shadow at the Coast General Teaching & Referral Hospital. JP said this experience vastly broadened his perspective on medicine and healthcare, and he plans to continue to study East African 16
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medical techniques while at Georgia Tech.
| Moscow, ID Mu Iota was awarded Fraternity Excellence in Membership Development and Fraternity Excellence in Scholarship at the Greek Awards for the 2020-21 academic year. During the summer break, Recruitment Chairmen Xander Barigar (2023) and Lucien Lee (2024) spent countless hours meeting with potential new members and organizing recruitment events. This helped the Chapter form valuable connections before the fall semester
began, which ultimately paid off when they recruited 23 men, their largest new member class in over five year. Mu Iota brothers have continued to have fun brotherhood events while following COVID-19 guidelines by playing softball outside and hosting movie nights in the rec room. Additionally, this semester the Chapter participated in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority's philanthropy soccer event.
| Iowa City, IA Mu Deuteron won two Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards for the 202021 academic year, the
Outstanding Program Award and Highest GPA: Fall 2020. Additionally, Mason Miller (2023) won the Outstanding Community Service Award.
| Indianapolis, IN
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ers competed in IUPUI Regatta, a half-mile canoe relay involving teams of up to six IUPUI students, faculty, staff and alumni. This is the second consecutive year the Chapter's teams won the Regatta. Pictured: The Chapter with the winners: Blake Knock (2021), Alex LeDonne (2022), Blake Mersman
(2022), Mark Ronad (2022), Jack Stevens (2023) and Zach Woods (2023).
James Madison | Harrisonburg, VA
In September, Mu Chi hosted a food drive for the Patchwork Pantry, a local food pantry. Brothers set up several collection bins on campus for nonperishable foods, and they collected them until September 25. Later this semester, the Chapter will be raising money for Camp Kesem, which supports children impacted by a parent’s cancer, and will be hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross.
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[On Campus] Johns Hopkins | Baltimore, MD
Despite the limitations of an all-virtual fall semester, the Beta Mu Chapter still recruited 13 new members. During the spring 2021 semester, the Chapter achieved a 3.78 GPA, exceeding the all-men's and all-fraternity averages. Also during the spring semester, the Chapter hosted a career night with several graduate brothers as panelists, including John Dierkes (1977), Jim Schoettler (1978), Danny Organek (1994), Tom Bloomer (2002), Stephen Grambling (2005) and Danny Camous (2017). Marc Helou (2023) was the director of the University's HopHacks (HH) event this year. HH is a 36-hour hackathon, designed to encourage engineers, designers and entrepreneurs to explore new ideas and create new applications. The event was held virtually on Discord and Zoom on September 17-19, with over 300 people from over 20 universities participating. In August, John Strezewski (2023) started his term as IFC Recruitment Chair. In this role, John is responsible for developing the strategic plan for schoolwide fraternity recruiting for the academic year.
of Jim, who passed away in 2009.
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Additionally, the Chapter welcomed 16 men to the fall 2021 new member class.
| Manhattan, KS
held their 3rd annual Scholarship Luncheon, where members who achieved scholastically in the previous term were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the pursuit of knowledge. During the lunch, awards were given for beating the all-fraternity average, perfect GPA and Triple A Scholarships. During the summer, graduate and undergraduate brothers participated in the 12th annual Jim Kincaid (1985) Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. The tournament has raised thousands of dollars for undergraduate scholarships in memory
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| Lexington, KY Upsilon Kappa had a very successful fall recruitment. All 40 of their potential new members accepted bids during the pledging process to become new members.
| Galesburg, IL During the spring 2021 semester, Gamma Deuteron brothers celebrated the 100th anniversary of their chapter house, which is the oldest chapter house of any fraternity in the state of
Illinois. The house has been home to over 1,000 of the 1,700+ Phi Gams initiated into the Chapter.
Louisiana State | Baton Rouge, LA
After Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana in late August, brothers from the Beta Rho Chapter traveled throughout the state to help the communities impacted by the hurricane.
Mississippi State | Starkville, MS
Sigma Mu welcomed 52 men to the fall 2021 new member class.
Missouri State | Springfield, MO
Psi Mu raised over $2,500 for the USO through their www.phigam.org
[On Campus] spring 2021 philanthropy project. The Chapter also partnered with the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority for their annual Make-A-Wish BBQ philanthropy, which raised over $10,000.
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Chapter initiated 12 men during the spring 2021 semester, the largest spring class in chapter history.
| Montevallo, AL Manuel Munoz (2024) and Tyson Evans (2024) were hired as University Resident Assistants, and Chapter President Jacob Heath (2023) was promoted to Residence Hall Director.
North Carolina Wilmington | Wilmington, NC
5 On September 3, the Pi Chi Chapter hosted the Island Experience 2
philanthropy event supporting the Live Fearlessly Foundation (LFF), a Cystic Fibrosis charity. The event was held at SeaGate Bottle Shop's outdoor concert venue, given COVID-19 protocols, and it included live local bands, vendors, and a raffle to raise money for LFF. The event reached capacity, and hundreds of raffle tickets were sold. Additionally, each vendor donated a percentage of their earnings from the night to LFF. Overall, the Chapter helped raise over $2,200 for LFF, which will be used to help kids with Cystic Fibrosis. The Chapter also organized an island cleanup with the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. The cleanup was located at Shell Island, which is adjacent to Fort Fisher in Carolina Beach. Volunteers
paddled in kayaks (courtesy of Kayak Carolina) to Shell Island to collect and remove trash from the coastline.
| Columbus, OH Omicron Deuteron received the Outstanding House Corporation award from the Office of Student Life: Fraternity & Sorority Life. Several individuals also received Sorority & Fraternity Life awards: Samuel Robinson (2023) won the Greek Involvement award; Kevin Uth (2022) won Outstanding Citizen; and Scholarship Advisor Steven Mousetes won Outstanding Chapter Advocate and Outstanding Academic Mentor.
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[On Campus] Oregon
| Eugene, OR
Oklahoma State | Stillwater, OK
During the fall 2021 semester, Sigma Omicron partnered with the women of Kappa Delta Fraternity for Homecoming. The Chapter was excited about Homecoming this year because it was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Scotty Dunham (2022) was the head director of Homecoming, which was held on October 30.
5 The Chapter's new
member class defeated the Sigma Nu Fraternity class in a charity basketball game called Nuji. Both fraternities raised over $2,000 for Stillwater Public Schools.
Epsilon Omicron hosted Fiji Fight Against Cancer, a philanthropy event supporting Ricardo Garibay, a 13-year-old who has Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Ricardo was originally diagnosed in November 2019, but due to a recent relapse, his mother was forced to take a leave of absence from work to take care of Ricardo. The Chapter partnered with Doernbecher Children's Hospital to raise money for Ricardo's upcoming chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Through the event, the Chapter raised over $7,000.
| Philadelphia, PA
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ing a mental toll on people everywhere, brothers from the Beta Chapter decided to focus their philanthropic efforts on suicide awareness and prevention. In March 2021, the Chapter hosted a profit-share fundraiser with the campus Chipotle to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in Philadelphia. In just four hours, over 125 people dined for the cause, raising over $1,100 for AFSP. Following the tragedy in Georgia in which six women of Asian descent 20
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were killed, the Chapter decided to support the local Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The Chapter partnered with the Chi Omega Sorority by hosting a profit-share fundraiser on March 30 at the campus &Pizza restaurant. Over 127 people dined, raising $700 for the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, an organization that offers support to women and girls in the AAPI community through legislative propositions and on-the-group support.
5 Bryce Louie (2024),
representing Team USA, competed in the Men's Foil Doha, Qatar Grand Prix, the last Olympic fencing qualification event in April. Bryce prepared for the event for over a month, practicing six days a week. While in Qatar, Bryce followed very strict COVID procedures. A tracker was added to his phone, and he was not allowed to leave hotel. Bryce, who was one of the youngest competitors, finished his pool on
the first day with five wins and one loss. He came out victorious on the second day, winning 15-11, which positioned him to compete among the top 64 fencers in the world. He was one of only seven Americans to make it to the second day. Unfortunately, he lost his first direct elimination bout against a Russian who was a bronze medalist at the World Championships.
Rose-Hulman | Terre Haute, IN
In September, Rho Phi volunteered for the Farrington Grove Neighborhood Beautification project by
cleaning up the neighborhood around the main house.
5 Nearly the entire 2021
senior class gathered the last weekend of May to get
a picture at graduation. After being apart for most of 2020, they spent as much time together as possible during the spring semester.
| West Lafayette, IN During the spring 2021 semester, 38 Lambda Iota brothers made the Dean's List, and six brothers had 4.0 GPAs.
4 During this semester,
the Chapter recruited a 34-man new member class.
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Sam Houston State
support by serving food to the student and staff community.
6 During the Pantheon
| Huntsville, TX
2021: Greek Awards Showcase, Sigma Eta received the Most Philanthropic award and the Bearkat Cup, for outstanding performance in the intramural league.
| Tampa, FL
6 The Tau Beta Chapter was named Outstanding
Additionally, brothers participated in the 7th annual Kat Safety Bash, which celebrates the University Police Department. The Chapter showed their
Fraternity of the Year by the University at their annual Leadership Awards Night for the 2020-21 academic year. Pictured: Treasurer Jarrod Gaalswijk (2022) and President Riley Preiss (2023) holding the Chapter's award.
Tennessee Tech | Cookeville, TN
5 On September 14,
brothers from the Theta Tau Chapter participated in one of their regular roadside cleanups of 10th Street in Cookeville
Washington | Seattle, WA
For the Sigma Tau Chapter's 2020-21 annual philanthropy project, they decided to support Home Court, a local basketball nonprofit run by Purple Legionnaire Pat Scott (1994). Home Court uses
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the basketball experience as a vehicle to help kids develop winning habits that lead to success on and off the court. Home Court offers specific programs year-round for boys and girls of all ages. Thanks to guidance from Pat and Ron Crockett (1961), and the many donations from graduate brothers, the Chapter raised $110,000 for Home Court, which was the most the Chapter has raised for any annual philanthropy project. The Chapter initiated 29 men during the spring 2021 semester.
Washington & Lee | Lexington, VA
New Members Ned Newton, Jak Krouse and McCoy Patterson made a documentary about their experience building a boat and floating down the Red
and Mississippi Rivers from Shreveport to New Orleans. They built a pontoon raft, with 100 square feet of space, in San Antonio, Texas, in seven days and entered the Red River in Shreveport on June 8. They made a lot of friends along their way to New Orleans. When they docked in Alexandria, a police officer brought them two cases of bottled water and drove one of them to get gas at a gas station. When their motor broke down near Lettsworth, a fisherman towed them to shore. And strangers sent them DMs to offer to buy them dinner. The trip was 361 miles and ended on June 17.
Wayne State | Detroit, MI
During the 2021-21 academic year, Delta
Mu raised over $500 for COVID-19 relief through an e-sports tournament. The Chapter also collected and donated over 350 cans of food for the Gleaners Food Bank.
5 In August,
the Chapter's recruitment team helped clean up the campus before the start of the fall semester.
| Bowling Green, KY Chi Eta welcomed 17 new members during the fall semester.
donations still coming in.
| Worcester, MA On September 23, Pi Iota hosted their annual Dunka-Fiji event on the campus quad. During the event, students tried their luck at dunking a brother in the dunk tank for a small donation to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Currently, the Chapter has raised $450 for APDA, with
The Chapter also volunteered to help first-year students on Move-in Day at the beginning of the school year.
5 Additionally, the
Chapter re-painted the rock in front of their chapter house for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. t
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During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Fall 2021 Expansion Results During fall 2021, the Fraternity completed expansions at the University of Memphis and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Because of the pandemic, the expansion projects at Memphis and Texas A&M Corpus Christi began virtually during the 2020-21 academic year and were completed in person during the fall 2021 semester.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Timeline: Fall 2020 - Fall 2021 Staff: Field Secretaries Ethan Bresnay and Collin Clifford Fun Facts: • There are two military veterans in the Colony: President Hollis Abner and Thomas Thompson. • Three of the members are involved in the University's marching band.
Timeline: Fall 2020 - Fall 2021 Staff: Field Secretaries Graham Hess and Jarrett Keyton Fun Facts: • Members are involved in several campus organizations including the rugby team, fishing club and ROTC, to name a few. Their majors include electrical engineering, kinesiology, business and nursing. • The Founding Fathers have already participated in Greek Week and other local philanthropy/service events.
Eight of the Mu Tau Colony's Founding Fathers with Field Secretaries Collin Clifford (far left) and Ethan Bresnay (far right).
The Delta Colony's Founding Fathers with Field Secretary Graham Hess (second from right).
| Memphis, TN
| Corpus Christi, TX
Spring 2022 Colonization Plans At press time, Phi Gamma Delta has received an invitation to colonize at the George Washington University (GW), and the Archons approved it for colonization during spring 2022. Plans are always subject to change, and additions to our expansion schedule will be posted on www.phigam.org/ Expansion. If you know men at GW, please recommend them to us at www.phigam.org/ReferAFriend. t 24
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George Washington | Washington, DC Colonization Founded: 1821 Enrollment: 12,161 IFC Fraternities: 9
Chi Nu at Christopher Newport University Chartering
Date: May 2, 2021 Chapter President: Max Wilson (2022) Legate: Leon Brownlee (Mississippi State 1990) International Fraternity Delegation: Christopher Newport did not have a typical chartering due to the pandemic, so there was not a full, in-person Fraternity delegation.
• Headquarters Staff: Executive Director Rob Caudill (Akron 2004) and Director of Chapter Services East Joe Roth (Akron 2019) attended virtually. • Ritual Team: Section Chief Ralph Dewey (Old Dominion 1986), BCA Chairman Leon Brownlee and Archon Councilor Dana Hesse (Virginia Tech 1986, Western Kentucky GA 2016) comprised the inperson Ritual team.
Charter Members: 55
Noteworthy: • Brothers averaged 16 hours of community service each. • GPA above a 3.19 for three consecutive semesters; 3.4 in spring 2020 was the second highest GPA among all Greek organization. t
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Summer Events The Summit
By the Numbers: June 24-26, 2021
Undergrads from 28 Chapters
New Member Educators
ow in its third year, The Summit, Phi Gamma Delta's two-day intensive training for Recruitment Chairmen and New Member Educators, was held virtually on June 24-26, 2021. This year, The Summit focused on bouncing back after an unusual 2020. There were several general sessions for all attendees, including "Lessons Learned from Corporate Recruitment & Onboarding," hosted by Stephanie Baysinger, and a peer panel featuring George Masterson (Texas 2022) and Anthony Heavilin (Akron 2020), who discussed "Best Practices in a Virtual World." Next Tyler Fisk (Wayne State 2020) delivered "Brotherhood Matters Most," followed by "What We Can Learn from College Football Recruitment & Orientation: Why Fraternity May Have It Backwards," a conversation with Ryan O'Rourke, Executive Director of the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, and Helen Lahrman, former Senior Director of Chapter Support. Scan the QR code to watch the recording.4
Twenty Recruitment Chairmen attended the Recruitment Track, where they learned about the year-round dynamic recruitment system. With a focus on building a culture of positive relationships and belonging, participants designed a recruitment plan for the upcoming academic year. The New Member Education track kicked off by defining the traits and skills of an excellent New Member Educator before comparing positive mentorship and the Big Brother role. The 15 New Member Educators were then introduced to the "High 5 Roles of a Facilitator." The track wrapped up by discussing Big Brother selection criteria and designing a custom draft of a new member education calendar for implementing "Foundation of Courage," the Fraternity's new member experience.
How did participants describe The Summit in just three words? Here are some of their answers: • Fun, informative, interesting • I loved it! • Engaging, constructive, helpful • Networking, constructive, rewarding • Inspiring, values, reflection • Insightful, cooperative, engaging
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The Leadership Institute L
ike many things, The Leadership Institute 2021 looked a little different this year. Seventy-five undergraduate brothers identified as emerging leaders within their chapters attended the two-day virtual leadership development experience focusing on Building Courageous Leaders on July 16-17, 2021. This opportunity was offered free of charge to brothers, thanks to the generous support of graduate brothers and the Phi Gamma Delta Educational lding Courageous Leaders Foundation. The program prepares brothers to serve in leadership roles for their chapter, campus and community.
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By the Numbers: July 16-17, 2021
Undergrads from 72 Chapters
Thank You to Our Facilitation Team! Dr. Amelious Whyte (Minnesota Faculty), Erin Wendover, Mary Flora, Carson Lance (Ball State 2010), Andrew Depew (Kentucky 2010), McKenzie Sauer, Ryan Miller, Tim Ira (Alberta 2011), Bill Roberts (Arizona State 1975), Vicky Nucci, Katie Borza, Brad Johnson (Davidson 1994), Colin Bye (Davidson 2017), Abby McCollum, Mark Trenton (Western Ontario 1986), Marissa Buck, Simmone Horman and Dr. Jason Fitzer.
Large Group Facilitators: Director of Communications Lauren Leif, Former Senior Director of Chapter Support Helen Lahrman, Director of Chapter Services - East Logan McLendon, Director of Fraternal Growth Tyler Fisk, Field Secretary Graham t Hess and Field Secretary Ethan Bresnay.
After attending the Institute, 100% of participants: • Agree that attending gave them skills to be a more Courageous Leader • Believe the content was relevant and useful to them • Understand the issues that need to be confronted within their chapter or community • Feel empowered to change and confront issues within their chapter or community THE PHI GAMMA DELTA
Making Sexual Violence Prevention a Priority The Importance of Sexual Violence Prevention
By Becca Mattingly Lanham & Ariel Norvell
Culture That Perpetuates Sexual Violence
Becca Mattingly Lanham is the Groups Coordinator at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center (Ampersand), where she strives to connect survivors to one another and the movement to end sexual violence. Becca graduated from Murray State University with degrees in chemistry and agriculture, and she received a Master's in public health from the University of Kentucky. She is also a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Ariel Norvell is the Prevention Coordinator at Ampersand, where she advocates for survivors and fights rape culture. Ariel graduated from Transylvania University with a B.A. in sociology and is currently pursuing her Master’s in public health at the University of Florida’s College of Public Health & Health Professions. She is also a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. For more information about Ampersand, visit: ampersandky. org.
Sexual violence is not something new. Sexual violence on college campuses is not new. However, in the last few years, survivors’ voices are finally being elevated and the truth of the prevalence of sexual violence is becoming known. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and has reported that college women between the ages of 18-24 are three times more likely to experience sexual violence than the general public. There is a culture on college campuses that perpetuates sexual violence. It is the same culture that perpetuates sexual violence outside of college campuses. We call this culture rape culture. It can be defined as the social acceptance and normalization of sexual violence. Rape culture will not be
There is a culture on college campuses that perpetuates sexual violence... We call this culture rape culture. It can be defined as the social acceptance and normalization of sexual violence.
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fixed overnight but there is a lot we can do to start changing the culture. Culture is made of our collective beliefs and actions – this means we all have a part to play.
Creating a Culture of Change Those who commit violence must be held accountable for their actions. The systems that are in place that perpetuate violence must be held accountable for their impact and compliance. Most importantly, we are all responsible for changing the culture. Culture change can seem like a daunting challenge, but each of us already contributes to the cultural norms and changes around us every day. Through our individual attitudes and behaviors, we can initiate those cultural changes that ultimately prevent this violence from happening in the first place. Everyone can influence on the cultural norms around them, in both positive and negative ways. The way we choose to use that influence is what can make a difference. While necessary, culture change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time for the impact of our individual attitudes and behaviors www.phigam.org
[Sexual Violence Prevention] to reach the level of institutional change, but we can start by setting the example today. Think about your everyday behavior: the way we respond to a sexist joke carries the power to either perpetuate or interrupt the normalization of sexual assault.
Bystander Intervention It’s not always easy or comfortable to confront these behaviors, especially if it’s coming from a close friend. More than half of women who have reported experiencing sexual assault are victimized by an intimate partner - that is, someone they have some kind of close relationship with.1 It’s likely that we are bystanders to harm taking place right in front of us. A bystander has the unique opportunity to disrupt instances of violence and patterns of harm, or to do nothing. “Bystander Intervention” refers to the process of equipping individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to feel empowered to take action to prevent an act of violence from occurring or escalating.2 As a
prevention strategy, research demonstrates bystander intervention has been effective in promoting social norms that make it less likely for violence to occur. Intervening as a bystander can be as simple as just checking in with someone you’re worried about, or as serious as interrupting an escalating conflict. No matter how comfortable someone is with intervention, there are actions they can take to help keep their peers safe. Reacting to these ‘red flag’ situations is one way to prevent sexual violence, but there are also ways to be proactive in contributing to a safer social culture. Making it clear to those around you where you stand on the issue of sexual violence and setting the model of acceptable behavior has a profound impact. It’s the choices and actions we all take every day that, over time, result in a collectively changed perspective of sexual violence and ultimately prevent this harm from ever having the opportunity to
Phi Gamma Delta's Sexual Violence Prevention Education Social Strengths: Topics include consent, safe social environments and bystander intervention, to name a few. Taking on Testing Points: This program focuses on healthy relationships and sexual violence prevention. For more information, visit www.phigam.org/SVPreventionEd. occur. Sexual violence is not inevitable. Everyone has a role to play in its prevention, and a responsibility to contribute to a safe social culture intolerant of sexual violence. 1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Oct. 2021 rev., Intimate Partner Violence retrieved from: https://www.cdc. gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/index.html. 2. New York State Department of Health, Stop Sexual Violence: A Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Toolkit retrieved from: https://www.health.ny.gov/ publications/2040.
How the Sigma Alpha Chapter Made Sexual Violence Prevention a Priority By Erica Carlson Erica Carlson is Phi Gamma Delta's Director of Communications. She also volunteers at Ampersand as a crisis counselor, answering their 24/7 support line.
n October 5, I met virtually with Sigma Alpha at Texas San Antonio’s Corresponding Secretary Tameron Duran (2021), Philanthropy Chairman RJ Hoffman (2024) and former Philanthropy Chairman Paolo Martinez to discuss their work with Set the Expectation and its founder, Brenda Tracy, since spring 2019. Set the Expectation (STE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sexual and interpersonal violence through prevention work with men, advocacy, and engagement with agencies serving survivors and their families. STE has hosted over 500 events, and over 52,000 people have signed STE’s pledge. THE PHI GAMMA DELTA
[Sexual Violence Prevention] (Interviewer’s Note: The following transcript has been lightly edited to improve clarity.) Q: How did you learn about STE? TD (Tameron Duran): In spring 2019, the University of Texas San Antonio's (UTSA) IFC required a minimum number of fraternity members to attend a two-hour workshop with Brenda Tracy, STE’s founder. The entire Sigma Alpha Colony attended the event, including Paolo Martinez and President Justin Rodriguez (2020). At the time of the event, the STE pledge was written only for athletes. Q: What inspired you to work with STE to help prevent sexual assault? Why did you want to create a Greek life pledge? PM (Paolo Martinez): After the workshop, we realized how important Brenda’s message and organization are. We realized there was a really great opportunity for our chapter to plan to work with STE. After the workshop, Justin and I talked to Brenda, and we got the ball rolling on our own STE event. We planned a whole week around it. Q: How long did it take to develop the pledge? PM: I don't remember the exact time it took to write the Greek life pledge with Brenda. We ended up taking the template she had for
About Set the Expectation To learn more about STE, visit www.settheexpectation.org. Download STE's Greek Life Pledge at www.phigam.org/ STEGreekPledge.
the athlete’s pledge and worked with the document to edit and tailor it specifically for Greek life. And we came up with a whole detailed plan for a philanthropy week beyond taking the pledge.
Q: Does the Chapter continue to work with STE every year? TD: When we table on campus before recruitment, we let our potential new members know that if they want to be part of the Chapter, they must memorize the STE Greek life pledge and sign it. If a potential new member is not going to memorize and sign the pledge, they are telling us that they are not the type of person that shares our values. Also, during new member education (NMEd), we make sure we have at least one day where the STE pledge is discussed. Q: Do you expect all new members to learn about and sign the STE pledge during NMEd? TD: Yes. This usually happens in the new members’ first semester. It's an informative session. We teach them the signs of sexual assault, what they should and shouldn't do, how to identify situations for prevention, and how to act on them. RH (RJ Hoffman): During NMEd, we bring up STE and share Brenda’s story. Then our new members sign the pledge. Q: Do you provide any education on consent or other sexual assault prevention when you share the STE pledge? RH: Absolutely. I address these topics with one-on-one
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conversation. For instance, after an interaction at a STE event, a new member might ask me about various hypothetical situations. We discuss how they might respond. I remind them that, ultimately, it’s up to their judgment. But it's always better to stop than to continue going and find out they were wrong.
Q: What goals do you have for the STE Greek life pledge? PM: Our original goal was to start with UTSA and get our chapter on board with the idea. There were a few times we talked about trying to get the International Headquarters involved. The only problem is I know Brenda focuses more on athletes than she does Greek life. I believe that if UTSA isn’t the only school, then we are one of only a few schools that have incorporated STE with their Greek life. I’m sure it would be great to have this program on a regional or national level, but there would need to be a conversation with Brenda about it. TD: I think at one point, we talked to somebody at IHQ about trying to get Brenda to come to an event like Academy. And then of course, COVID happened, so we put the idea on the back burner. Q: Why do you think it is so important that fraternity men take an active role in sexual violence prevention? PM: While far from the majority, some fraternity men have been perpetrators of sexual violence. That's something that is very real and has happened in the past. For the overwhelming majority who www.phigam.org
[Sexual Violence Prevention]
On September 9, 2021, the Sigma Alpha Chapter held a STE pledge signing event on UTSA's campus from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, and 110 people signed the pledge. aren't the perpetrators, we need to do our part to keep everybody in check. We need to make sure that we're doing our best to make comfortable, safe spaces for everyone. Brenda has done a great job of instilling the desire for safety and respect, speaking up, calling things out and being vigilant.
RH: I think at some universities there are some fraternities that have a reputation for sexual violence. Being able to reach out to Greek life in some way can help raise awareness and lower the number of sexual assault incidents. My drive in taking part in the STE event was to reach more people than just our chapter. TD: Fraternities have their own stereotypes regarding sexual assault. As soon as we started the STE pledge program, we saw a change on campus. Other people on campus were more comfortable with our chapter. They would come up and ask about the pledge, which is a good sign
that what we are doing is working. Of course, we've reached out to other fraternities on campus to make sure they know about it, because we want to reduce those fraternity stereotypes at UTSA.
Q: Do you have any advice for other chapters that want to make sexual violence prevention a priority on their campus? TD: It's important to bring up what is bothering you when you have concerns about it. You should never feel like you can't say anything. Often, men want to say or do something, but then they worry what others will think. Whether you start big or small, get the idea out there. It'll probably reach 25-50% of the chapter if they have an open mind. And that's how it starts, until nobody is afraid to act anymore. RJ: For me, it’s being alert and looking out for situations like a woman stumbling through a neighborhood. It’s paying
attention to the cues; she could be in danger. It's being there to stop that and recognizing the signs. One of the most important steps is not being the bystander who let something bad happen.
PM: Keep each other accountable. While it sounds cliche, it’s one of the most important things you can do. Prevention situations can be so nuanced, and it can be very difficult for a person to navigate. With NMEd, it is important to have dedicated days, where you talk about sexual assault prevention, including more conversations about consent. For change to happen, you need to have these types of conversations that are uncomfortable. Holding people accountable is the biggest thing you can do. It is the bare minimum all chapters should be doing at this point. t Keep each other accountable. While it sounds cliche, it's one of the most important things you can do. THE PHI GAMMA DELTA
Graduate Almanac Baylor
gathered for a reunion during Christmas 2020.
A leading publication has named Jeffery Price (1992) one of the 250 advisors on the Forbes "America’s Top Wealth Advisors" list in 2021. This is the second consecutive year Jeffery has been named to this list.
Emmett Loverde's (1989) comedy feature film "Girl's Night In" is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Xfinity and RCN. Emmett wrote and directed the film.
| Waco, TX
California Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA
6 Brothers from the classes of 1950-1959
Case Western Reserve | Cleveland, OH
Donald Foster (1950) received his Diamond Owl certificate, celebrating 75
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years as a brother of Phi Gamma Delta.
| Orange, CA Jordan Cheng (2013) was the head coach of the USA Olympics women's volleyball team.
| Boulder, CO
4 Douglas E. Nelson
(1949) received his Diamond Owl certificate,
which celebrates 75 years of membership.
After a year of isolation, the Phi Kappa Chapter was thrilled to invite their graduate brothers to celebrate Pig Dinner on Founders Day, May 1. There were 80 brothers in attendance, including 30 graduate brothers and 50 undergraduates. The highlight at this year's event was keynote speaker Joseph Callo (Yale 1952). Joseph is a distinguished naval historian and a recipient of the Distinguished Fiji Award in 2010.
On June 29, Roger Crossland (1970) released his third book, The Abalone Ukulele: A Tale of Far Eastern Intrigue. It is a historical novel set in 1913 Shanghai, where four cultures are about to collide. The point of collision is three tons of Japanese gold ingots meant to undermine an already collapsing China. Roger has 35 years of service, active and reserve, as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer (two hot wars, one cold). Captain Crossland has written internationally on maritime unconventional
| Fort Collins, CO
| New York, NY
warfare and includes U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings and The New York Times among his writing credits. For more information about Roger and his books, visit www.dreadnaughtsbluejackets.com.
Connecticut | Storrs, CT
5 On June 27, Colin
Treanor (2014), former Director of Growth and Field Secretary, married Alison Burke, Assistant Director for Greek Affairs at the University of Rhode Island and past Leadership Institute facilitator. Many brothers attended the wedding, including current
and former staff and Field Secretaries. On July 3, former Director of Expansion and Field Secretary Matt Farrell (2013) was married in Chicago. Many brothers, including current and former staff and Field Secretaries, also attended his wedding.
| Greencastle, IN Rob Johnson (1990) recently featured Dave Kimbell (1989) on his communication-centric podcast, "Can You Hear Me." Dave was recently selected the CEO of Ulta Beauty. You can find a recording of this 4
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[Graduate Almanac] Greater Germany Houston Graduate Chapter Graduate Chapter
episode at https://Can-YouHear-Me.simplecast.com.
Engagement at the United Way of Central Indiana.
Peter Hanscom (2010) was named to Indianapolis Business Journal's "2021 Forty Under 40" list. Peter is the Vice President, Marketing & Digital
The Honors College at the University of Georgia will be named for Jere Morehead (1988), who currently serves UGA as President.
| Evansville, IN
| Athens, GA
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| Houston, TX
3 Victor Schliwa
6 On September 11, 16
(Memphis 2010) created the first European graduate chapter, which held its first virtual gathering in September. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Maximilian Friedle (Case Western Reserve 2011), Victor Schliwa Howard Eyth (Cornell 1963) and Aniket Mitra (RPI 2013). The next virtual gathering will be held November 14, and they plan to meet in-person somewhere in central Germany at a Christmas market sometime in December.
brothers from the Houston Graduate Chapter and four friends participated in the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run, a 5k charity run. This was the second year the Graduate Chapter participated in the run. The team raised $6,782.83 (about 30% of the event's fundraising total), making the Graduate Chapter the number one fundraising team for two years running. The team included brothers from the Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, New Mexico, Sam Houston, Texas Christian and Texas San Antonio chapters.
| Moscow, ID
5 Mu Iota hosted its 101st Pig Dinner on campus on June 12, the first chapter event since the pandemic began in March 2020. The event featured the Chapter's first rewrite of "An Exile's Toast," which was delivered by Ken Nuhn (1975). Other highlights included the Centennial Celebration documentary by Michael Lejardi (2020), a preview of the 300+-page chapter history by Don Shelton (1976), and undergraduate keynote address by Connor Abajian (2021). Pictured: Ken Nuhn delivering the Exile's Toast at Pig Dinner.
Legacy of Evil, which is also the sequel to his first novel, Legacy of War. A printed edition is available as well a Kindle version.
| Champaign-Urbana, IL
6 In May, five Chi Iota
brothers gathered in Chicago for the wedding of Mike Gow's (1975) daughter. Pictured (L-R): Mike Curran (1977), Jim Hickey (1975), Mike Gow, Craig Johnson (1975) and Roy Robinson (1975). Ted Himes (Illinois 1950) received his Diamond Owl
award, which recognizes 75 years of membership. Ted is the sire of a Fiji son, Doug (Southern Methodist 1980).
Indiana State | Terre Haute, IN
William "Bill" Niederer (1985) retired in June 2021
Ed Marohn (1968) recently released his second novel,
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after 35 years of public school teaching in Iowa and Indiana.
| Lawrence, KS
5 On June 20, Doug
Draper (1992) (second from left) joined the Bike4Alz bike riders for a 75-mile ride as they were passing through the greater Denver, Colorado area. Bike4Alz is Chi Eta at Western Kentucky's annual 3,600-mile cross-country bike ride, which supports Alzheimer's research. Doug decided to get involved in the Bike4Alz ride this year after meeting two of the Bike4Alz founders, Tyler Jury (Western Kentucky 2012) and Chaz Vittitow (Western Kentucky 2011), while hosting them on the 36
Fraternity's On the Banks podcast.
in his library next to his pledge paddle.
In June, Mike Dolson (1986), Dave Mitchell (1986), Joel Austin (1986) and Jake Ieuter (1986) traveled to the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, for a two-day golf trip.
6 Jim Madara (1950)
| Easton, PA
received his Diamond Owl certificate, celebrating 75 years as a Phi Gam. Jim was excited to receive his certificate, which he is going to frame and hang
| Oxford, OH Former Archon Councilor Lee Schmitt (1963) celebrated his 80th birthday in
Kansas State | Manhattan, KS
During the summer, Chi Deuteron graduate and undergraduate brothers participated in the 12th annual Jim Kincaid (1985) Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. The tournament has raised thousands of dollars for undergraduate scholarships in memory of Jim, who passed ad astra in 2009.
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[Graduate Almanac] Palm Springs on Memorial Day weekend. He was joined by Dr. James Early (Wabash 1969) and Peter Gray (Oregon 1980), a former Field Secretary.
Michigan State | East Lansing, MI
On June 4, Dave Martin (1988) received a lifechanging gift from his chapter brother, Dave Christie (1989), who donated one of his kidneys. Both brothers made it out of surgery successfully and are doing well.
In December 2020 Tony found out he was a match and did not hesitate to make this life-saving liver donation.
In September, several graduate brothers gathered for lunch at Mayslack's before the University of Minnesota vs. Ohio State football game. The brothers included: Steve Grosshans (1976), Robert McCollum (1972), Creighten Murphy (1972), David Moser (1972), Tom Bienemann (1971) and David Smith (1970).
Caleb Hearon (2017) was cast as a series regular in TBS's pilot Space, a romantic comedy. Filming will begin in June in Portland, Oregon. Caleb is a comedian, writer and actor who is currently writing for the Netflix animated series Human Resources.
| Minneapolis, MN
| Columbia, MO Tony Creed (1995) gave a living donor transplant to his one-year-old daughter, Tessa. Tessa was born with biliary atresia, a disease where bile ducts become inflamed and blocked. In most cases, a liver transplant is the only cure.
| Springfield, MO
| New York, NY At the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, A. J. Catoline (1992) received the award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series for "The Hope That Kills You" episode of Ted Lasso. Ted Lasso also won six additional 2021 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series.
North Star Graduate Chapter
(Texas Arlington 1972) met for golf and fellowship in Austin, Texas.
5 On July 24, the North
Pittsburgh & Omicron Graduate Chapter
| Minneapolis, MN
Star Graduate Chapter held their first in-person event after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. The event was held at Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Fifteen brothers from the Mu Sigma Chapter, classes of 19712016, attended the event.
| Columbus, OH John E. Criss, Jr. (1950) received his Diamond Owl certificate, celebrating 75 years of membership. John is the sire of two Phi Gam sons, Scott (1991) and Jeff (1980), and the grandsire of John S. Criss (2009).
| Norman, OK In July, Jerry Shelton (1975) and Kirk Walden
| Pittsburgh, PA The Pi Sigma Chapter and the Omicron (Pittsburgh) Graduate Chapter hosted their annual FIJI Open golf outing on July 24. Forty brothers from five decades attended the golf tournament and/or dinners.
| West Lafayette, IN On June 11, the Purdue University trustees announced the naming of the Morgan and Kate Burke Southwest Entrance of Mackey Arena. The naming honors Morgan Burke (1973), who was Purdue’s director of intercollegiate athletics for 23 years, and his wife, Kate.
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[Graduate Almanac] 4 On September 25, the
Lambda Iota Chapter held reunions for the classes of 1962 and 1981 (pictured). Graduate brothers enjoyed a cookout, pictures, sharing memories, meeting undergraduate brothers and a Purdue football win.
Rose-Hulman | Terre Haute, IN
Michael Dockins (2002) has filed nearly 150 trademarks for professional wrestlers since late 2018, earning him the nickname "Gimmick Attorney." Gimmick is what wrestlers call their in-ring persona, and one of Michael's legal specialties is trademarking those gimmicks. This past summer, Kevin Kling (2020) and Matt Robinson (2020) summitted Mt. Hood in Oregon.
| New Brunswick, NJ Nu Beta graduate brothers from the class of 1968 held
a virtual reunion in May. On August 6-8, 40 Nu Beta graduate brothers from the classes of 1969-80 held their 19th golf reunion in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The reunion was organized by founders Dale Gregorin (1969), Robert Stonebreaker (1970), Allen Darwin (1970) and Sam Phillips (1972). Brothers golfed at Valley Country Club and Blue Ridge Trails. On Saturday, they attended a ceremonial Pig Dinner, where they renewed their fraternal bonds and traded stories of their times in the undergraduate chapter. They
also paid homage to Alan D'Elia (1969), Dennis Cole (1969) and William Nigh (1971), who passed ad astra last year. Andrew Kendall (1952) received his Diamond Owl certificate, celebrating 75 years as an initiated brother. Andrew is the sire of a Phi Gam son, Drew (Miami 1977). AJ Galloway (1949) was in good spirits when his son, Rich (1986), presented him with his Diamond Owl award, which recognizes 75 years of membership.
Southern Methodist | Dallas, TX
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ate brothers traveled to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas, for a fun weekend with their sons. Their wives did not believe they could survive an entire weekend with eight boys, ages 5-9. But the brothers believe their persistence got them through. 38
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Brothers pictured (back row, L-R): Travis Hemphill (2007), Matt Barron (2007), Jeremy Maurer (2007), Chris Burton (2008), Daniel Faulks (2007) and Chris Hines (2007).
Texas Arlington | Arlington, TX
In July, Jerry Shelton (Oklahoma 1975) and Kirk Walden (1972) met for golf and fellowship in Austin, Texas.
Texas Christian | Fort Worth, TX
Dan Eggers (1997) was named CFO of Constellation Energy, one of the largest energy retailers in the country.
Utah State | Logan, UT
Robert Reid (1972) shared an article from the Telluride Magazine about brother Jud Wiebe (1970), who passed ad astra in 1986 after battling cancer www.phigam.org
[Graduate Almanac] for many years: https:// telluridemagazine.com/ buttermilk-on-river-right/. During the 1980s, Jud helped design the USDA Forest Service hiking trail mentioned in the article. Later this trail, which is near Telluride, Colorado, was named the Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail. Robert said the trail is on his bucket list.
| Burlington, VT Beta Upsilon graduate brothers gathered in Chatham, Massachusetts, on June 24-26 for the 20th Annual FijiFest. Through the years, brothers have
been getting together to golf, fish and celebrate their families and careers.
William Jewell | Liberty, MO
Jack Still (2021) won William Jewell College's Faculty Award, the College's highest academic award. Finalists must hold a GPA of 3.7 or higher, and the winner is selected by a faculty committee on the basis of academic achievement and exemplification of the ideals of a liberal arts education. Jack also received the Colonel Alexander Doniphan Award, which recognizes the senior man voted most
likely to succeed by their classmates.
| Worcester, MA
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classes of 1988-94 visited the Pi Iota chapter house one last time. The house is about to be torn down to make way for a new chapter house. t
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Tim G. Glowa
Christopher Colletta (Vanderbilt 2013) was awarded a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to work with seniorlevel policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading thinks tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC. Christopher is working at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit, nonpartisan global security organization focused on reducing nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity. He attended Vanderbilt under a full Army ROTC scholarship, graduating in May 2013 with a B.A. in European History and Asian Studies. Upon graduation he commissioned as an Armor Officer and was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Between 2013 and 2018, he twice deployed to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. Leaving the Army in 2018, he earned his M.A. in International Security at the Paris School of International Affairs, concentrating in Chinese & East Asian Studies and Diplomacy. During this time, he interned with the U.S. Department of State in the economics section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
Tim Glowa (Calgary 1993) has joined Grant Thornton LLP, a leading audit, tax, and advisory firm, as a principal and leader of the firm’s employee listening and human capital services offerings. In this role, Tim will expand Grant Thornton’s human capital offerings by helping clients define their total rewards packages to make better business decisions about their most critical asset, their people. A published author and recognized thought leader in preference measurement and total rewards strategy, Tim specializes in customer and employee research, quantitative and qualitative market research, human capital analytics, marketing science, conjoint, database mining, customer segmentation, concept testing, big data, marketing analytics, and total rewards optimization. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he served as managing director at Ernst & Young. A resident of the Houston, Texas area, Tim received an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Calgary.
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David M. Kraebber (Georgia 1977)
Dr. David Kraebber (Georgia 1977) became the 86th President of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association (SESAUA) in April 2021. He previously served as Treasurer of SESAUA from 2017 to 2020. The Southeastern Section is the largest in the American Urological Association, comprising nine states with over 2,000 members. David is past President of the North Carolina Urological Association and continues to serve on their board of directors. He is also past President of the Southern Society of Urological Surgeons and served six years on the board of directors of UROPAC, the political action committee sponsored by the American Association of Clinical Urologists. He received a B.S. in zoology from the University of Georgia in 1977 and an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981. He is currently Urology Division Chief at Wilmington Health, a 200-provider multispecialty clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina.
William G. Paul
(Oklahoma 1952) Bill Paul (Oklahoma 1952) received an honorary degree from the University of Oklahoma on May 14, 2021, in recognition of his extraordinary achievements and generous service to others. An attorney in Oklahoma City, Bill has spent most of
his legal career with the firm of Crowe & Dunlevy, which he first joined in 1957 and currently serves as of counsel. From 1985 to 1995, he worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. as senior vice president and general counsel. His leadership in the legal profession is highlighted by his term as president of the American Bar Association from 1999-2000, in which he initiated programs to increase diversity in the legal system. He also served as president of the American Bar Endowment, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and the National Conference of Bar Association Presidents. Bill has served his alma mater as a trustee of the OU Foundation, a life member and past president of the OU Alumni Association, and a board member for the College of Arts and Sciences, Bizzell Memorial Library, the Business Dean’s Council, and the College of Law. He was previously recognized with the OU Regents’ Alumni Award. Bill was named a Distinguished Fiji in 2015.
David E. Rapp (Virginia 1996)
Dr. David Rapp (Virginia 1996) is the founder and president of Global Surgical Expedition (GSE), a charity founded in 2012 to deliver surgical care to those in need while changing lives in helping the disadvantaged and poverty-stricken. Each year GSE sends multiple surgical teams to Central America and Africa. To date David and his
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team have presided over 350 surgeries. He participated in his first medical mission to Honduras in 2000 and has been traveling on medical mission work since. David earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in surgery and urology at the University of Chicago. He is an Associate Professor of Urology in the University of Virginia School of Medicine and has authored over 100 publications, as well as several book chapters, in his specialty. His hobbies include running and mountaineering, and he recently completed the ascent of North America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley, in support of GSE.
many of his comrades with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, he was inspired to become a therapist after his military service and earned a master’s in clinical psychology from Chapman University in 2011. C. R. volunteers his time with several nonprofits in the Middle Georgia area, many of which provide assistance to veterans. As recipient of the award, C.R. was able to designate a charity to receive a $5,000 donation from HCA Healthcare. He chose Comfort Farms in Milledgeville, Georgia, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans adjust to civilian life and assists those who struggle with PTSD. t
C. R. Sabathne
(Wisconsin Eau Claire 2002) On July 20, C. R. Sabathne, CIB, LMFT (Wisconsin Eau Claire 2002) received the 2021 National Frist Humanitarian Award, HCA Healthcare's most distinguished honor. The award recognizes one HCA Healthcare employee, out of 275,000 worldwide, who exemplifies professionalism along with selfless acts of volunteer service aimed at making their communities better. C. R. is a trauma psychotherapist at Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health in Macon, Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for over 10 years and deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2006. Having witnessed firsthand the struggles of
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Annual Awards Individual Awards
For the 2020 Calendar Year Coulter Cup
Awarded for service to an undergraduate chapter other than as Purple Legionnaire.
Presented to the most outstanding faculty advisor.
Presented to the most outstanding Purple Legionnaire.
W: David Ortendahl (WPI 2019) - WPI Distinguished Service: • Ahmed Abounassif Tennessee Tech
W: Pat Scott (Washington 1994) - Washington Distinguished Service: • Matthew Otto (Florida 2002) - Tampa • Chris Tankersley (Akron 2002) - Akron • David Willens (WPI 2009) - WPI
W: Mitch Sonnen (Idaho 1986) - Idaho Distinguished Service: • Harry Dadds (Kentucky 1971) - Kentucky • John O'Neill (Akron 1987) - Akron
Haynes Award Presented to the most outstanding Section Chief.
Wilkinson Award Presented to the most outstanding senior.
W: Liam Bettez (Purdue 2021)
W: Bradley Whiting (Washington 1980) Distinguished Service: • Brent Ellis (Tennessee Tech 1999)
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Graduate Chapter Awards
Undergraduate Chapter Awards
Awarded for the greatest all-around efficiency in scholarship, relationships and collegiate activities.
Awarded for religious, ethical and social service activities.
Presented to the most outstanding graduate chapters.
More Than 75 Members: 1: Seattle Washington Graduate Chapter 2: Houston Texas Graduate Chapter 3: Ontario Fiji Network Graduate Chapter (Toronto, ON) HM: National Capital Fijis Graduate Chapter (Washington, DC) Fewer Than 75 Members: 1: Alberta Graduate Chapter (Edmonton, Alberta) 2: Utah Graduate Chapter (Salt Lake City, UT) 3: Southwest Florida Graduate Chapter (Naples, FL)
1: Zeta at Indiana 2: Sigma Tau at Washington 3: Pi Gamma at British Columbia SP: • Alpha Omicron at Akron • Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech • Mu Iota at Idaho
Coon Plaque Awarded for the best chapter publications.
1: Mu Iota at Idaho 2: Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech 3: Pi Gamma at British Columbia SP: • Pi Deuteron at Kansas • Lambda Iota at Purdue • Kappa Tau at Tennessee • Zeta Phi at William Jewell
1: Sigma Tau at Washington 2: Zeta at Indiana 3: Kappa Deuteron at Georgia SP: • Pi Gamma at British Columbia • Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech
Jordan Bowl Awarded for the highest scholarship among undergraduate chapters.
1: Epsilon Iota at Evansville 2: Zeta at Indiana 3: Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech SP: • Epsilon Rho at Embry-Riddle • Nu Eta at Northeastern • Sigma Tau at Washington
Brightman Trophy Awarded for the best demonstration of "Not for College Days Alone."
1: Sigma Tau at Washington 2: Kappa Deuteron at Georgia 3: Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech SP: • Alpha Omicron at Akron • Mu Iota at Idaho • Chi Deuteron at Kansas State
Owen Cup Awarded for the greatest improvement in scholarship.
1: Pi Gamma at British Columbia 2: Epsilon Omicron at Oregon 3: Alpha Omicron at Akron SP: • Chi Alpha at Clemson • Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech • Mu Iota at Idaho
Condon Cup Awarded for the greatest overall improvement.
1: Kappa Deuteron at Georgia 2: Pi Gamma at British Columbia Psi at Wabash 3: Zeta Phi at William Jewell Pi Iota at WPI SP: • Alpha Omicron at Akron • Alpha Sigma at Arizona State
Zerman Trophy Awarded for involvement in student government, campus newspaper and extracurricular activities.
1: Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech 2: Zeta at Indiana 3: Kappa Deuteron at Georgia Sigma Tau at Washington SP: • Epsilon Iota at Evansville • Mu Iota at Idaho
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Undergraduate Chapter Awards
[Annual Awards] Certificate of Superior Academic Achievement Awarded for exceeding the all-men's average of its fostering institution for the past 5+ consecutive years.
• Alpha Omicron at Akron 5 • Alpha Beta at Alabama Birmingham 6 • Pi at Allegheny 8 • Alpha Upsilon at Auburn 60 • Beta Sigma at Ball State 18 • Kappa at Baylor 6 • Chi Alpha at Clemson 5 • Delta Kappa at Davidson 9 • Epsilon Rho at Embry-Riddle 9 • Epsilon Iota at Evansville 8 • Kappa Deuteron at Georgia 52 • Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech 38 • Tau at Hanover 5 • Mu Iota at Idaho 8 • Chi Iota at Illinois 16 • Zeta at Indiana 62 • Mu Deuteron at Iowa 9 • Pi Deuteron at Kansas 6 • Sigma Mu at Mississippi State 7 • Psi Mu at Missouri State 6 • Epsilon at North Carolina 7 • Omicron Deuteron at Ohio State 17 • Theta Deuteron at Ohio Wesleyan 8 • Sigma Deuteron at Oklahoma State 32 • Lambda Iota at Purdue 21 • Gamma Sigma at Sewanee 11 • Tau Deuteron at Texas 7 • Rho Alpha at Virginia Tech 10 • Psi at Wabash 58 • Sigma Tau at Washington 62 • Chi Eta at Western Kentucky 12 • Kappa Mu at Western Michigan 7 • Mu at Wisconsin 7
Certificate of Academic Achievement Awarded for exceeding the allmen's average of its fostering institution.
• Alpha Psi at Austin Peay • Mu Beta at Coastal Carolina • Chi Rho at California of PA • Phi Sigma at Florida State • Chi Deuteron at Kansas State • Kappa Upsilon Colony at Kent State • Upsilon Kappa at Kentucky • Omega Mu at Maine • Mu Upsilon at Miami • Epsilon Lambda at Michigan State • Mu Sigma at Minnesota • Nu Sigma at NC State • Omega Deuteron at Old Dominion • Epsilon Omicron at Oregon • Pi Sigma at Pittsburgh • Rho Chi at Richmond • Nu Beta at Rutgers • Alpha Pi at San Diego • Tau Beta at Tampa • Tau Delta at Texas Dallas • Rho Tau at William & Mary
John Templeton McCarty Chapter Proficiency Award Awarded to the chapters that demonstrate efficiency in operations, adhere to Fraternity Laws and promote the high standards of Phi Gamma Delta.
• Alpha Omicron at Akron 4 • Alpha Beta at Alabama Birmingham 1 • Alpha Upsilon at Auburn 1 • Alpha Psi at Austin Peay 1 • Beta Sigma at Ball State 20 • Chi Alpha at Clemson 1 • Mu Beta at Coastal Carolina 1 • Chi Rho at California of PA 1
• Delta Kappa at Davidson 5 • Epsilon Rho at Embry-Riddle 1 • Epsilon Iota at Evansville 5 • Phi Sigma at Florida State 1 • Kappa Deuteron at Georgia 28 • Gamma Tau at Georgia Tech 34 • Tau at Hanover 1 • Mu Iota at Idaho 3 • Chi Iota at Illinois 3 • Zeta at Indiana 4 • Mu Deuteron at Iowa 1 • Pi Deuteron at Kansas 5 • Chi Deuteron at Kansas State 1 • Kappa Upsilon Colony at Kent State 1 • Upsilon Kappa at Kentucky 1 • Omega Mu at Maine 1 • Mu Upsilon at Miami 1 • Epsilon Lambda at Michigan State 1 • Mu Sigma at Minnesota 2 • Sigma Mu at Mississippi State 5 • Psi Mu at Missouri State 14 • Epsilon at North Carolina 4 • Nu Sigma at NC State 1 • Omicron Deuteron at Ohio State 7 • Theta Deuteron at Ohio Wesleyan 3 • Sigma Deuteron at Oklahoma State 18 • Omega Deuteron at Old Dominion 1 • Epsilon Omicron at Oregon 1 • Pi Sigma at Pittsburgh 1 • Lambda Iota at Purdue 1 • Rho Chi at Richmond 1 • Nu Beta at Rutgers 1 • Alpha Pi at San Diego 1 • Gamma Sigma at Sewanee 1 • Tau Beta at Tampa 1 • Tau Deuteron at Texas 1 • Tau Delta at Texas Dallas 1 • Rho Alpha at Virginia Tech 1 • Sigma Tau at Washington 37 • Chi Eta at Western Kentucky 5 • Kappa Mu at Western Michigan 1 • Rho Tau at William & Mary 2 • Mu at Wisconsin 8
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2021 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 as Executive Director. To date, 467 Phi Gams have been honored with the Distinguished Fiji Award.
Christopher B. Burke (Purdue 1977) Brother Burke is the founder and CEO of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL), a consulting engineering and surveying firm with $100 million in annual revenue based in Rosemont, Illinois. He also created The Burke Group, a consortium of engineering consulting companies with more than 400 employees in offices across Illinois and Indiana. Chris earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue, as well as receiving an Honorary Doctorate. Earlier this year, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions an engineer can achieve. He also has served as a professor of engineering practice at the University of Illinois Chicago for 20 years. In service to his alma mater, he has chaired the President’s Council, the Civil Engineering Advisory Council, and the Ever True capital campaign that raised over $2.5 billion. He also has served the Lambda Iota Chapter at Purdue as House Corporation President for six years.
Paul H. Macklin (Western Ontario 1967) Brother Macklin was twice elected to the Parliament of Canada, first in 2000, and served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General and on numerous parliamentary committees. In addition to practicing law for almost 50 years, he has owned and managed several businesses, including a construction firm in his hometown of Cobourg, Ontario. His extensive civic involvement includes leadership roles with the Northumberland 46
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County United Way, Northumberland Hills Hospital, Rotary International, West Northumberland Economic Development Council, the United Church of Canada, and Durham College. Paul has been honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Diamond Jubilee Medal and as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a colony founder at Western Ontario in 1965 and a charter member of the Lambda Omega Chapter in 1968. More recently, he served as Rechartering Committee Chairman when Lambda Omega was rechartered in 2011.
Gordon J. Smith (Iowa State 1961)
Brother Smith’s lifetime of support to the Alpha Iota Chapter at Iowa State includes 11 years on the House Corporation and two terms as House Corporation President. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Delta Iota Chapter at Drake University in Des Moines in the early 1990s and later served the Chapter as Purple Legionnaire. Gordon’s professional career in financial services spanned over 40 years, beginning with Merrill Lynch, and included leading the Des Moines office of securities broker-dealer A. G. Edwards & Sons. He has served on the vestries of two Episcopal churches in the Des Moines area, Saint Luke’s and Saint Timothy’s, and is a longtime supporter of the Des Moines Zoo, the Des Moines Art Center, and Whiterock Conservancy. With a special interest in history and preservation, in 2017 Gordon made a major gift to the West Des Moines Historical Society, a portion of which funded improvements to the Jordan House, a historic home in West Des Moines that served as a stopover on the Underground www.phigam.org
Railroad. A train enthusiast, he takes special pride in having operated the train ride at the Riverview Amusement Park in Des Moines in the 1970s.
Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. (Georgia 1978)
Brother Stelling is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Synovus Financial, a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $56 billion in assets. He began his banking career in his hometown of Augusta and later worked for three community banks in the Atlanta metro area before joining Synovus in March 2006. He was named President and CEO in October 2010 and became Chairman of the Board in January 2012. Upon his retirement as CEO in April 2021, he became Executive Chairman. Kessel is a former Chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia Power, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Historical Society. He has been recognized with the Leadership Character Award from the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, the Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. From 2007 to 2011, he served as House Corporation President for the Kappa Deuteron Chapter at Georgia, and he is the sire of two Fiji sons from his chapter, Chris (2007) and Drew (2010).
George C. Stevens, Jr. (Occidental 1953) Brother Stevens is a writer, author, playwright, director, and producer. He founded the American Film Institute in 1967 and created the AFI Life
Achievement Award in 1973. In 1977, he created the Kennedy Center Honors, which he produced until 2014. He has made award-winning films and miniseries and served as chairman of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under President Barack Obama. Over his professional career, he has earned 17 Emmys, eight Writers Guild Awards, two Peabody Awards, an Honorary Academy Award, and the Humanitas Prize, which recognizes film and television writing intended to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he also served as Director of the U.S. Information Agency’s Motion Picture Service in the 1960s, supervising over 1,500 films.
Alfred J. Verrecchia (Rhode Island 1967) Brother Verrecchia had a 50-year career with Hasbro, Inc., the publicly held toy and board game company headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Starting as an intern in 1965, he advanced to serve as CEO from 2003 to 2008 and chairman from 2008 to 2015. Since 2013, he has been independent chairman of Iron Mountain Inc., a global business dedicated to storing, protecting, and managing information and assets. He is a former member of the board of CVS Health, FGX International, Bacou USA, and Old Stone Corporation. He also served as chairman of Lifespan Healthcare System of Rhode Island and of the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital in East Providence. His dedication to alma mater is reflected in current service as chairman of the board of URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement and on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, as well as generous gifts to the College of Business. URI awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 2004.t THE PHI GAMMA DELTA
Foundation Focus Brothers Join Foundation Board Donald M. Heinrich (Chicago 1974) received a BA in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. His business career included 12 years in investment banking as a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers and 17 years in the senior management of industrial businesses as a senior vice president of A. O. Smith Corporation and president of two of its subsidiaries. Following retirement in 2013, Don’s emphasis has been on family, friends, and contributing to his local community. A highlight of his life was receiving the Wilkinson Award in 1974 as the outstanding senior in Phi Gamma Delta.
John O’Neill (Akron 1987) is the former president of PCC Airfoils, Inc. after serving 21 years with the company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a non-practicing CPA. Before joining PCC, he worked for Price Waterhouse in the Cleveland, Ohio office. John has served his chapter in various capacities and currently is President of the Akron House Corporation.
End of Year Gifts Give Appreciated Stock, Avoid Capital Gains Giving of appreciated stock to the Foundation may be more beneficial to you than giving cash. You can avoid paying capital gains by gifting stock to the Foundation and receiving a tax-deduction for the market value of the stock on the day you gift it. Contact Ben Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Transferring the stock to the Foundation can be as easy as notifying your broker.
Have a Charitable Gift Fund? The Foundation can receive gifts from CGFs. You will need our EIN# 52-6036185.
Make a Gift Directly from Your IRA If you are 70.5 years or older, you can gift up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to the Foundation. You still pay no taxes on the distribution.
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Giving Is Easy Want to support the Fraternity’s leadership programs, alcohol education, mental health programs and academic endeavors?
Give securely online at: phigam.org/Donate.
Send a check made payable to Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation using the enclosed envelope.
Visit phigam.org/Canada to give to the Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible in the United States.
White Star Legacy Society The White Star Legacy Society recognizes those brothers and families who have chosen to leave a legacy and help shape the future of Phi Gamma Delta through their will or estate plans.
Top Three Ways to Join the White Star Legacy Society: #1 Give a charitable bequest (a percentage or dollar amount)
in your will or living trust to the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation.
#2 Name Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation as a beneficiary of your assets such as your 401K or other retirement plans upon your passing.
#3 Open a life insurance policy with the Phi Gamma Delta
Educational Foundation as the policy owner and cover annual premiums with gifts to the Annual Fund.
Chip McClimans (Western Michigan 1979) Chip McClimans has included the Educational Foundation in his estate plans. “I have benefited so much from my fraternity experience and have the best friends in the world whom I call brothers.”
Leave a TaxDeductible Gift to the Foundation To leave a tax-deductible gift to the Educational Foundation, consider the following: “I leave and bequeath unto the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation, Inc. the sum of $___, or ___% of estate (or specific securities or other property). Said Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation (Federal ID # 52-6036185), organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with administrative offices at 1201 Red Mile Rd, P.O. Box 4599, Lexington, KY 405444599. This gift is unrestricted for general Foundation purposes.” For estate gift questions and restrictions, please contact Executive Director Ben Robinson, at brobinson@ phigam.org or 859-255-1848 ext. 133.
Chip (far left) with his family.
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2020-21: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
Chapters & Colonies
Number of Undergraduates
Average Chapter GPA
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Gamma Delta Members Are Satisfied – Despite the pandemic that significantly altered the on-campus fraternity experience, Phi Gamma Delta members are incredibly satisfied with their fraternity experience. Phi Gamma Delta maintains one of the highest satisfaction Net Promoter Scores (NPS) among fraternities in a survey group. Data tells us that our undergraduates have an NPS over 45. Research on NPS suggests that any score over 40 is an excellent indication of customer satisfaction.
of fraternity men feel a strong connection to the campus and are more satisfied with their experience versus non-fraternity men.
of fraternity men report excellent to good mental health and well-being compared to non-fraternity men.
of fraternity men report their confidence in their leadership skills increased because of their membership.
Total Granted for All Programs in 2021
(scholarship, leadership, alcohol, mental health, hazing and housing)
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Giving Day 2021
Giving Day 2022
859 Brothers Donated $148,647 on May 1, 2021
Save the Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
The impact of these gifts upon the Educational Foundation and Fraternity allows both to increase their educational programs for all chapters and members. As a result, the Foundation can fund best-in-class programming for the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP), GreekLifeEDU, Hazing Prevention, Behind Happy Faces Mental Health Programming, sexual assault prevention & healthy relationships and Building Courageous Leaders. The effectiveness of these programs is measured through annual surveys and feedback from participants.
Join us again in 2022 as we honor our Phi Gamma Delta experience and provide for future experiences for undergraduates. As an Ambassador for Giving Day, you can play a key role by first giving yourself and then encouraging other brothers to do so using social media and sending emails. If you serve as an Ambassador, we can help you do both. If you are interested, contact Senior Director of Graduate Engagement Dionysis Protopapadakis at email@example.com or 859-255-1848, ext. 113.
Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada Awards William H. Gear Scholarships In October, the Foundation of Canada awarded 53 undergraduate scholarships and four graduate fellowships to brothers. The selection criteria consist of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a letter of recommendation, and activity in the chapter, on campus and in the community. The awards are $1,000 each. All
chapters in Canada were represented in the scholarship awards this year. The scholarship grants are provided through the generosity of brothers who donate to the Foundation, including a generous gift from the William H. Gear (McGill 1956) Trust. t
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Ad Astra John K. Gram (Oregon 1952) passed ad astra on
April 26, 2021. A lifelong supporter of the Epsilon Omicron Chapter, including service as house corporation president, John was awarded the Fraternity’s Coulter Cup in 1985 for his efforts on behalf of the Chapter. During the 1970s, John founded and was president of Forest Utilization, Inc. and was CEO of Gram Lumber Co. in Kalama, Washington. During the 1980s, he was president of the Public Timber Purchasers Group, followed by five years as executive director of Oregon Tax Research. He was Oregon State Co-Chairman of the Reagan-Bush campaigns in 1980 and 1984 and was a delegate to two Republican National Conventions. An active supporter of Oregon athletics, he also served two terms on the board of the Oregon Alumni Association. John was the second of four generations of Epsilon Omicron brothers in the Gram family, including his father, Harlan (1924), son Chris (1986), and grandson Jacob (2016).
Joseph M. Gratto (Lehigh 1958) passed
ad astra on April 8, 2021. An elite wrestler while at Lehigh, he won a NCAA championship and was later named to the Lehigh Athletic Hall of Fame. Following graduation, he served in the Marines and fought in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor, among many commendations, and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1979. After earning a Ph.D. from Emory University in 1983, he served as a dean of the DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta and then was president of Potomac State College in Keyser, West Virginia, from 1987 to 1994. He also served on the board of trustees of Davis & Elkins College and received the Distinguished West Virginian Award. 52
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Fratres Qui Fuerunt Sed Nunc Ad Astra Alabama
John H. Schoppert, Jr. (1961), 4/10/2021 Donald J. Sides (1966), 8/31/2021
Micheal G. Harris (1987), 9/15/2021
Robert B. Mason (1953), 9/17/2021 Charles E. Nettrour (1954), 8/31/2021 David G. Todd (1961), 9/6/2021
Charles W. Cochran (1968), 7/3/2021 Thomas R. Ecker (1959), 8/20/2021 Francis E. Hawke (1944), 6/27/2021 John R. Welch, MD (1961), 9/21/2021
Robert R. Meikle (1970), 9/4/2021
Carl W. Chorba (1970), 9/5/2021 Fredrick J. Costello , Jr. (1982), 7/2/2021
Henry L. Harvey, Jr. (1958), 8/9/2021
Robert W. Porter (1962), 9/13/2021 William F. Strait, III (1949), 6/23/2021
James H. Brophy (1955), 8/4/2021 L. James Gordon, Jr. (1950), 6/17/2021 Ben H. Gregg, Jr. (1950), 7/31/2021 John W. MacDonell (1955), 8/24/2021 J. Wayne Mixson (1947), 7/8/2020 Cary S. Sheldon (1949), 10/15/2020 Barry J. Tuttle (1956), 5/3/2020
Collin Duquet (2021), 8/15/2021
Matthew L. Goodfellow (1989), 9/24/2021
Douglas L. Brown (1969), 7/10/2021 C. Daniel Woodfin (1964), 9/30/2021
Bowling Green State
Steven D. Lewis (1987), 6/27/2021
Ronald S. Reisner (1987), 6/29/2021
Phillip R. Jones (1948), 7/26/2021
Stuart K. Bean (1955), 8/1/2020 Enus A. Burigana (1950), 5/22/2021 Kerry T. Snow (1977), 9/2/2021 T. Robert Woodward (1954), 8/22/2021
Brandon L. White (2023), 5/1/2021 John R. Bonner (1949), 7/15/2021 John F. Davis, Jr. (1949), 5/18/2021 George T. Lewis (1960), 4/17/2021 William L. Summers (1973), 7/9/2021 Allen Trovillion (1949), 12/12/2020 Leland F. Williams (1974), 7/31/2021 Sam P. Young, Jr. (1950), 6/10/2021
David P. McDonald (1971), 7/29/2021 W. Donald Tomlinson (1971), 7/9/2021
James E. Bell (1953), 6/15/2021 Frederick I. Boone (1966), 8/1/2021
Ronald G. Gymer (1961), 8/23/2021
Joseph J. Egresitz, Jr. (1967), 9/7/2021 Stuart T. O’Neal , Jr. (1968), 9/27/2021 Robert L. Smith (1950), 4/22/2020 William H. Weaver (1950), 10/8/2021 Charles G. Williams (1975), 5/24/2021
California Los Angeles
Gordon T. Sutton (1959), 2/7/2021
Case Western Reserve
James E. Bryan (1946), 8/29/2021 Alfred G. Jamison (1959), 5/1/2021 Montgomery M. Spindler, Jr. (1949), 8/18/2021
Stanley C. Harwood (1960), 5/19/2021 Frank Rosenmayr (1956), 8/28/2021
Gary L. Smith (1984), 8/9/2021
Howard A. Pelham (1951), 8/27/2021 Harry T. Denton (1966), 8/22/2021
John B. Kuney, III (1970), 5/14/2021 Michael A. Schlueter (1963), 4/18/2020
John D. Zwanzig (1956), 6/1/2021
[Ad Astra] Indiana
James T. Bean, III (1966), 9/9/2021 Andrew S. Hipskind (1995), 9/18/2021 Sherman D. McMurray, MD (1981), 6/6/2021
Kevin R. Fleetwood (1995), 7/11/2021
Jerry L. Bellmer (1957), 5/22/2021
Lee G. Andreas (1957), 7/10/2021 Fred R. Oehlerking (1980), 8/12/2021
Kyle J. Chamberlain (2021), 4/28/2021
D. Tom Jones (1950), 8/31/2021 Glenn E. Nyberg (1979), 4/20/2021
Craig E. Conner (1988), 8/3/2021
Gary A. Cox (1976), 9/24/2021
Joseph B. Curry (1964), 5/1/2021 Ralph G. Dunbar (1960), 11/7/2020 David L. Jaquith (1966), 4/19/2021
Christopher J. LaPietra (1989), 6/14/2021
Terry D. Eckert (1960), 9/23/2021 Joseph M. Gratto (1958), 4/8/2021 William A. Snadecki (1954), 7/4/2021
Gary C. Smyth (1972), 8/9/2021 A. Lloyd Stoessell (1962), 9/29/2021 Vernon M. Sylvest (1961), 6/21/2021
Robert J. Mulligan (1977), 6/20/2021 Frank L. Trippett (1973), 4/29/2021
J. David Gattman (1974), 8/11/2021 J. Michael White (1985), 6/15/2021
William C. Covington, Jr. (1954), 5/3/2021 Walter E. Titchner, II (1974), 9/4/2021 Richard W. Wood (1968), 5/13/2021 John B. Woods (1956), 5/12/2021
Charles J. Griffin (1975), 5/25/2021 Harold J. Slagter (1947), 6/3/2021
Robert E. Williams (1947), 1/9/2021
Stephen E. Auch (1952), 7/7/2021 James F. Dickerson (1965), 9/24/2021 Frank T. McCormish, DDS (1955), 9/22/2021 Richard D. Moles (1950), 8/30/2021 Harry R. Scott, Jr. (1955), 7/24/2021
Harry L. Dowler, Jr. (1954), 10/6/2021 Harry N. Faulkner (1963), 5/29/2021 Robert M. Gardner, Sr. (1951), 8/20/2021 Edward J. Judge (1988), 2/28/2021 Douglas M. Kennedy (1977), 8/14/2021 William S. McAfee (1956), 9/9/2021 Edward C. Reinkoester III (1981), 9/5/2021 D. James Smith (1951), 5/25/2021 Robert W. Warren (1961), 8/12/2021
Alfred G. Jamison (Colgate 1959)
David M. Herritt (1979), 7/28/2021 Alvin H. Smith (1961), 4/27/2021 F. Eugene Wyrrick, Sr. (1959), 7/2/2021
John K. Gram (1952), 4/26/2021
Frederick L. Bowden (1948), 4/9/2021
William A. O’Brien, III (1977), 6/3/2021
Timothy J. Ash (1970), 4/30/2021 Guy F. Bush (1957), 5/5/2021 Wyman B. Kenagy, Jr. (1957), 4/17/2021 Scott K. Levey (1974), 5/8/2021
Carder M. Vaughn (1969), 5/16/2021
John A. Difulgentis (1971), 7/11/2021 Richard A. Eckert, Sr. (1954), 1/12/2021
Edward J. R. Jackman (Toronto 1962) passed
Cristian Caamano (2022), 9/18/2021
George J. Koch, III (1957), 6/10/2021 Andrew R. Sackin (1973), 8/24/2021 James N. Smith (1954), 7/14/2021
astra on September 18, 2021. Andy received the Wilkinson Award in 1995 as Phi Gamma Delta’s most outstanding senior. As an undergraduate at IU, he was a four-year letter winner in track and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the IU School of Medicine. In 2003, he joined the staff of Indiana University Athletics as Director of Sports Medicine and the football team physician. Since 2014, he had served as Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance as well as IU Athletics’ first Chief Medical Officer. Earlier this year he became just the 45th recipient of the Indiana University Distinguished Service Medal, which recognized his exceptional professional service to IU Athletics and the entire university community.
ad astra on June 18, 2021. “Father Ed” was ordained into the Catholic priesthood in 1971 and became a member of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans). He became active in the historical community, joining several societies dedicated to the study of Christian history. From 1980 to 1982, he served as president of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association and continued in the position of Secretary General up until his death. He also served as historian for the Archdiocese of Toronto into the 1990s. An ardent supporter of a variety of other faiths and Christian philanthropic endeavors, he participated in a major study of the history of the Methodist Church in Canada and was a member and benefactor of the Canadian Methodist Historical Society. He was the brother of Henry N. R. Jackman (Toronto 1953).
Richard M. Bixler (1951), 5/5/2021 Raymond L. McCorkle (1979), 10/12/2020
Frederick E. Hagen (1968), 4/17/2021
Andrew S. Hipskind (Indiana 1995) passed ad
Winfred R. Boyer (1962), 6/16/2021 Frank M. Caroselli (1967), 6/13/2021 Peter C. Fishburn (1958), 6/10/2021 Michael F. Leisey (1974), 6/13/2021 Harold H. Wilson, Jr. (1951), 8/19/2021
Jerome B. Bean, Jr. (1964), 6/2/2021 William E. Sherbrooke, Jr. (1957), 4/17/2021
Richard I. Millar (1954), 9/21/2021
James A. Cales, Jr. (1964), 4/23/2021
passed ad astra on May 1, 2021. He was a starting offensive tackle for the Houston
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[Ad Astra] Oilers in their first three years of existence, 1960 through 1962, until a back injury ended his career. The Oilers were champions of the American Football League in 1960 and 1961, and Al earned All-AFL honors all three years that he played. Following retirement from football, he was a sports talk radio personality in Houston and had a career in the construction equipment business until 1996. Two years later, he was elected county judge in Colorado County, Texas, and served for 12 years. He also served on the board of Champion Valley Boys & Girls Clubs in Columbus, Texas.
William A. O’Brien III (MIT 1977) passed ad astra on June
3, 2021. Bill was an accomplished physician-scientist with a distinguished career as both a researcher and clinician helping patients with serious infections. He made several advances in HIV pathogenesis and treatment and led research groups in molecular virology as well as in clinical trials for over 20 years. After leaving academic medicine in 2008, he worked for several companies involved in medical research. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in molecular biology from MIT and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. To his Mu Iota Chapter brothers, Bill proudly claimed to be the missing link in turning the Chapter’s intramural basketball team into A-League champions.
Charles D. “Dan” Woodfin (Auburn 1964) passed ad
astra on September 30, 2021. Dan practiced and taught architecture for over 50 years, including 47 years on the faculty at Ball State University. During his tenure at Ball State, he was the Architectural Internship Director in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) for over 30 years and was Vice-Chairman of the University Senate. In 2002, he received the Sappenfield Award for Teaching Excellence from CAP. Dan served the Beta Sigma Chapter at Ball State as Purple Legionnaire and was the Faculty Advisor for almost 20 years.t 54
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Ellis M. Dunkum (1959), 7/29/2021 Travis T. DuPriest, Jr. (1966), 9/16/2021 James F. Morano, Jr. (1964), 8/5/2021 Robert D. Whitehurst (1962), 5/16/2021
Luis A. Pettengill (2007), 7/9/2021
Dennis R. Cole (1969), 7/16/2020 Alan E. D’Elia (1969), 11/3/2020 Robert R. Mosher, III (1954), 9/11/2021 William H. Nigh (1971), 12/18/2020 James H. Strimple (1944), 4/9/2021 James D. Toal (1967), 7/10/2020
J. H. Harrison Jr. (1965), 9/16/2021
William H. Crowhurst (1974), 5/17/2021
Bruce C. Henderson (1976), 10/6/2021
Park L. Loughlin (1948), 4/19/2021
M. Donald Low, Jr. (1951), 7/12/2021 Alan C. More (1969), 9/26/2020 Gordon A. Peterson (1950), 7/4/2021 Gary W. Pickard (1968), 9/18/2020 Bradley J. Strait (1954), 5/6/2021
William K. Alexander (1950), 4/25/2021 Allen D. Boyd (1950), 7/18/2021 William T. Bozeman (1969), 12/18/2020 David P. Harrill (1963), 6/1/2021 Robert S. Moore (1958), 7/13/2021 Joseph W. Reed (1976), 7/30/2021
Maurice L. Allred (1964), 5/30/2021 Robert W. Barnes (1972), 1/25/2021 Robert R. Bridges (1943), 6/20/2021 Robert F. Coffee (1956), 6/3/2021 Jacob M. Ehlinger (2023), 5/6/2021 Charles S. Plummer, Jr. (1975), 5/31/2021 W. Kurt Potter (1990), 8/13/2021 Paul A. Schweizer (1989), 6/14/2021 Kenneth N. Tarlton (1969), 4/11/2021
Texas A & M
William A. Hughes (2013), 7/24/2021 William L. Raba (1984), 8/13/2021
Willis D. Brown (1953), 5/12/2021
Hardy S. Clemons (1954), 7/1/2020 Owen W. McWhorter, Jr. (1967), 9/6/2021 John T. Mellinger, Jr. (1955), 10/30/2020 Kenneth W. Whittington, MD (1956), 8/5/2021
Edward J. Jackman (1962), 6/18/2021
Thomas R. Kershner (1971), 6/19/2021
Neal D. Marks (1957), 9/21/2021
David J. Korb (1950), 9/6/2021 Thomas B. Shearman (1949), 8/30/2021
Warren J. Gilbert, Jr. (1951), 8/2/2021 Donald M. Peek (1950), 8/25/2021 Robert R. Redman (1950), 9/6/2021
Washington & Jefferson
Timothy D. Calvin (1943), 7/10/2021 Larry W. Fifer (1967), 2/28/2021
Washington & Lee
E. Worth Higgins, Jr. (1958), 9/7/2020 John J. Popular , II (1956), 6/14/2021
David L. Porter (1963), 3/27/2021
James R. Holt, Jr. (1979), 9/9/2021
Norman G. Barfoot (1961), 4/3/2021 Edward J. Meyer, Jr. (1951), 4/25/2021 Michael J. Morrow (1960), 1/13/2021 Byron D. Myers (1957), 7/12/2021
Paul R. Dye (1952), 8/20/2021 James C. Ferrill (1955), 7/11/2021 Anthony J. Haen, Jr. (1957), 9/17/2021 John M. Perrigo (1958), 9/8/2021 Alton R. Schmitt (1958), 5/6/2021
James G. Huntington (1960), 6/10/2021 Walter A. Rumbarger, Jr. (1950), 5/13/2021
Oliver B. Kilroy (1949), 7/22/2021 Alden B. Richardson, III (1949), 5/27/2021
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Fraternally Speaking W hen chartering a new chapter, we work to impress upon our newest brothers several significant lessons and messages. One relates to lessons learned through our 173-year history. There are many threats and opportunities that the Fraternity has faced through the decades. External threats – those things we cannot control such as wars, depressions and pandemics – are few and minor in terms of long-term impact on Phi Gamma Delta compared to the threats we impose upon ourselves. The eras where the Fraternity has suffered most were driven by behavior and a reluctance to adapt. That is a difficult but necessary lesson to understand. Another lesson is that the day of your Initiation into the Fraternity is often thought of as one of the most memorable in a Phi Gamma Delta’s lifetime. For me, that day was May 19, 2001. Feeling a bit nostalgic and curious, I looked back to the summer 2001 Phi Gamma Delta magazine to better understand what was happening in the International Fraternity during that time. Much like reading newspaper headlines from the day you were born, it was both enlightening and familiar. In that edition, an undergraduate wrote a letter thanking brothers, some of whom he had never met, who showed him support when he faced the unimaginable and needed it most – his father had committed suicide. That support from his chapter brothers reversed his decision to leave school, and he instead persisted to get his degree. Also in the summer 2001 magazine was a spotlight on Dr. Ken Blanchard (Cornell 1961), leadership guru and author, who provided many lessons on leadership and shared, “Fraternity was fun, but it was also a good teacher.” Having gotten to know Ken, I can attest
Rob Caudill, to his insistence that Executive Director his fraternity experience helped to shape his thinking around leadership and working with people. There was even a column which spoke of a “media-rich, information age, where news...travels via computer to every corner of every state and province of North America and beyond.” There was also a telling reminder of the importance of graduates in our Fraternity. As Dr. James Caswell (SMU 1963) said in his Archon President’s message, “graduate volunteers [are] the key to our success.” It is true, regardless the era, that fraternity chapters are at their best, and enjoy success and longevity, when graduates are involved and show that they care. Graduate involvement began to take shape in the Fraternity with the establishment of Section Chiefs in the 1880s, and Archon President Orion Cheney’s call upon the “Purple Legion” of graduates to preserve our chapters and houses during World War I. While roles, responsibilities and even titles may have changed over time, our steadfast belief that Phi Gamma Delta is not for college days alone remains. I challenge each graduate to think back to your undergraduate days – those lessons learned from your fraternity experience and your mentors in those formative years. How did graduate brothers impact your experience? Where could you or your chapter have benefited from greater graduate involvement? Are you willing to provide influence and advice to undergraduates today to help them have the same (if not greater) positive fraternity experience? If so, there are more than 9,000 undergraduate men today who would benefit from your involvement and showing that you care.t
Founded at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 1848, by John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts & Naaman Fletcher.
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta
1201 Red Mile Rd, PO Box 4599, Lexington, KY 405444599 | (859) 255-1848 | email@example.com
• President: Nic Loiacono (Illinois 1974) • Vice Pres: Bill Hunnicutt (Texas Arlington 1981) • Treasurer: Don Herman (Calgary 1984) • Secretary: Ed Gabe (Hanover 1990) • Councilor: Tom Waldon (Iowa State 1979) • Councilor: Tim Kilduff (Kent State 1968) • Councilor: J.C. Neilson (Akron 1991) • Councilor: Jack Foley (Ohio Wesleyan 2022) • Councilor: J.T. Stoll (Western Kentucky 2023)
• Executive Director: Rob Caudill (Akron 2004) • Asst Executive Director: Todd Rotgers (Minnesota 2011) • CFO: Will Shier (DePauw 1988) • Sr Dir of Graduate Engagement: Dionysis Protopapadakis (Appalachian State 2017) • Dir of Chapter Services-East: Logan McLendon (Alabama Birmingham 2020) • Dir of Chapter Services-West: Emily Sledd • Dir of Communications: Erica Carlson • Dir of Education: Lauren Leif • Dir of Fraternity Growth: Tyler Fisk (Wayne State 2020) • Dir of Membership & Operations: Amy Watson • Asst Dir of Education: Andrew Depew (Kentucky 2010) • Coordinator of Communications: Tayler McCrabb • Senior Executive Assistant: Taren Robin • Administrative Assistant: Mahogany Dobbins • Receptionist: Tina Ritchie • Field Secretaries: Jarrett Keyton (Mississippi State 2020); Graham Hess (Akron 2021); Ethan Bresnay (Western Michigan 2020); Jackson Daugharty (Idaho 2020); Jeff Stinson (Western Michigan 2020); Collin Clifford (Sam Houston 2021)
Appointed General Officers
• Curator of Archives: Joe Weist (Rose-Hulman 1987) • Dir of DEIB: DeVere Kutscher (Davidson 1997) • Educational Dir: Amelious Whyte (Minnesota Faculty) • General Counsel: Jim Boyers (Hanover 1994) • Historian: Towner Blackstock (Davidson 1994) • PR Dir: Mike Sacks (James Madison 2004) • Ritualist: Justin Burns (Ohio State 2007)
Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation 1201 Red Mile Rd, PO Box 4599, Lexington, KY 405444599 Board Members • Chairman: Matthew Amend (Iowa 1987) • Vice Chairman: Glenn Moor (Texas Tech 1984) • Finance Comm Chairman: Kevin Haga (Jacksonville 1992) • Board Secretary: Bill Brand (RPI 1987) • Executive Comm: Kevin Hopper (Cincinnati 1973) • Directors: Michael Ainsworth (British Columbia 1987); Carl Gibson (Oklahoma 1981); Donald Heinrich (Chicago 1974); Mitchell Henn (Case Western 1972); Mike Lucas (Bradley 1983); Scott Mowrer (Washington 1971); John O'Neill (Akron 1987); Michael Stewart (Penn State 1972); Rob Wunderlich (DePauw 1988)
Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada
20 Raintree Path, Etobicoke, ON M9C 5A9, Canada Board Members • President: Michael Ainsworth (British Columbia 1987) • Treasurer: Norman Dundas (McGill 1963) • Secretary: Murray Coulter (Western Ontario 1972) • Directors: Erez Bahar (British Columbia 2001); John Carswell (Alberta 1976); Donald Herman (Calgary 1985); Ashley O’Kurley (Alberta 1994); Tristan Patterson (Alberta 2010); Frank Smeenk (Western Ontario 1971); Rob Witchel (Toronto 1987) • Trustee Emeritus: Cameron Murray (Alberta 1972)
US & Canadian Foundations Staff
• Executive Director: Ben Robinson (HampdenSydney 1986) • COO/CFO: Will Shier (DePauw 1988) • Sr Dir of Graduate Engagement: Dionysis Protopapadakis (Appalachian State 2017)
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On August 6-8, Nu Beta at Rutgers graduate brothers from the classes of 1969-80 held their 19th golf reunion in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Brothers golfed at Valley Country Club and Blue Ridge Trails. On Saturday, they attended a ceremonial Pig Dinner, where they renewed their fraternal bonds and traded stories of their times in the undergraduate chapter.