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OF PHI KAPPA TAU | VOL. 104, ISSUE 2 | DECEMBER 2017

LIVE INTENTIONALLY BE OPTIMISTIC. BE HARD WORKING. BE ABNORMAL.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

BROTHERHOOD, FELLOWSHIP AND FRATERNITY

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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT


Past National President Ray Bichimer, Ohio State ’53, entered Chapter Eternal on Oct. 13, 2017, at the age of 83. Brother Bichimer’s name is predominate throughout the grand history of this Fraternity. Phi Kappa Tau is stronger because he chose to lead, in many ways, throughout the last six decades.

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good and loyal citizen. I shall try always to discharge the obligation to others which arises from the fact that I am a fraternity man. Phi Kappa Tau, by admitting me to membership, has conferred upon me a mark of distinction in which I take just pride. I believe in the spirit of brotherhood for which it stands. I shall strive to attain its ideals, and by so doing to bring to it honor and credit. I shall be loyal to my college and my chapter and shall keep strong my ties to them that I may ever retain the spirit of youth. I shall be a good and loyal citizen. I shall try always to discharge the obligation to others which arises from the fact that I am a fraternity man. Phi Kappa Tau, by admitting me to membership, has conferred upon me a mark of distinction in which I take just pride. I believe in the spirit of brotherhood for which it stands. I shall strive to attain its ideals, and by so doing to bring to it honor and credit. I shall be loyal to my college and my chapter and shall keep strong my ties to them that I may ever retain the spirit of youth. I shall be a good and loyal citizen. I shall try always to discharge the obligation to others which arises from the fact that I am a fraternity man.

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LIVE INTENTIONALLY Brothers, young and old, need to live intentionally in three ways: be optimistic, be hard working, and be abnormal.

FEATURES 5 THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH In his role as president and CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Judson Horras, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, addresses our existential question, "How do we fix Penn State’s fraternity culture?" 10 BROTHERHOOD, FELLOWSHIP AND FRATERNITY Discovered in the Phi Kappa Tau archives: An article by Jack L. Anson, Colgate ’47, which first appeared in the December 1965 issue of the Laurel, proves strikingly relevant to current times. 14 AND THE WINNER IS… During the 2017 Conclave, Phi Kappa Tau recognized chapters, brothers and volunteers with a set of prestigious awards. 26 FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is proud to present its annual report for fiscal year 2017 and recognize those loyal donors who made a financial commitment to develop men of character into men of distinction.

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Editor's Letter 6 | Expanding Our Mission 7 | Undergraduate of Distinction 9 | Alumnus of Distinction 12 | By the Numbers 13 | 5 Minutes With... 20 | Chapter News 22 | Laurels 25 | Chapter Eternal 42 | Sidelights


EDITOR'S LETTER

MAILBOX THE LAUREL IS INTENDED TO START A CONVERSATION with brothers and friends. Content is carefully selected to engage and excite our readers. It is our hope that stories you read start a conversation with those in your life. Any comments are appreciated. You can submit your feedback— positive or negative, we want it all—to phikapptau.org/ laurelfeedback/. ~

TWEETS FROM CONCLAVE Gamma Omicron Chapter @TheBarnPKT The year at Conclave, we explored the history of our founding fathers and met brothers from across the country! John Friend @JFriendTweets Sharing some amazing brotherhood!!! #PKTConclave Don Stansberry @odu_dos Brotherhood at its finest. Mike Dovilla @mikedovilla Alex Koehler mentors brothers on values-based recruitment during his small group session at #PKTConclave. Kyle Shepard @KyleShepard5 What an amazing weekend…I always love attending Phi Kappa Tau events! Katherine Carnell @carnelke SUPER PROUD of the men of @PKT_Epsilon as they bring the Maxwell back to @MountUnion! #ProudAdvisor

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EDITOR'S LETTER

THE CALL TO ACTION STARTS NOW

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resident Lyndon Johnson said it best: “Do it now. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Not later today. Now.” Action. It’s a simple word that often only the greatest can truly grasp. It is the ability to harness your basic principles, virtues and values into meaningful and transformational engagement. Positive action betters yourself, your family, and the world. Within our Fraternity, action is the fundamental foundation for fraternity. For without action—positive action that is meaningful and transformational—the bonds that bind all Phi Kappa Tau brothers together become threatened. The strength of the chapter is threatened. The health of the National Fraternity is threatened. How do we avoid these threats? We take positive action. Phi Tau’s call to action is to “Go Far!” It’s a challenge for undergraduates and alumni, alike.

Today, the call to action lives inherently in our undergraduates, officers, donors, chapters, leaders, staff and volunteers. Men and women, young and old, take action and give of their time, talent and treasure to ensure Phi Kappa Tau remains a positive driving force on campuses across the United States. Phi Kappa Tau has a unique and positive identity. We develop men of character into men of distinction. We are called to lead men, inspire hearts and serve others. We strive to always uphold our Cardinal Principles of Phi, Kappa and Tau. The foundation of our fraternal strength is ever present. It is now time to renew a commitment to action—meaningful, transformational action. #GoFar—The call to action starts now!

Go Far means taking action—not sitting idle.

Go Far is an invitation to be bold—not conforming to the status quo.

TYLER C. WASH EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

P.S. On the opposite page, we wanted to share with you an important letter from our interfraternal brother Judson

Go Far is pursing excellence in everything we do—not settling for average.

Horras, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He is the president and CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. In the aftermath of the tragic and shocking death of Timothy

The grand history of Phi Kappa Tau is filled with stories of men taking action, pursing excellence and not conforming to the status quo. That calling is in our DNA. It is who we are—from the establishment of the Non-Fraternity Association to the installation of our newest chapter, Zeta Xi at the University of South Carolina.

Piazza on the Penn State campus on Feb. 4 of the year, Horras calls all fraternity men to take a hard look at the current fraternity culture. These are indeed compelling words that we should take to heart in our quest to Go Far.


PERSPECTIVES

JUDSON HORRAS, BETA THETA PI FRATERNITY

THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

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ike so many, as I read the horrific details about the events surrounding Timothy Piazza’s death, I found myself completely shaken. As a father, I struggle to imagine how Tim’s parents must feel, especially since their loss was senseless and preventable. As an alumnus of Beta Theta Pi, I’m embarrassed and angry. In my role as president and CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, people are asking me, "How do we fix Penn State’s fraternity culture?" The reality is that substance abuse and hazing are not isolated to Penn State, and they are not isolated to fraternities. We must do something. But we must also recognize that many of the industry’s best prevention practices—substance-free housing, a live-in advisor, an anti-hazing policy, and strong educational programming—were already in place for this chapter at Penn State. Clearly parents, alumni, campus administrators and national fraternity organizations must continue to maintain strong expectations and provide education that fosters health and safety for all students. When it comes to accountability, we must immediately respond with strong action to ensure unacceptable behavior isn’t tolerated. Yet, the uncomfortable truth is that the inherent limitation of our interventions is that they attempt to influence student behavior from a position of external power. Time and time again, we are humbled by the fact that our efforts are shallow unless students are committed to doing the right thing in the moment. While so many outstanding students do rise to the challenge of leadership, others fall short of their responsibility to effectively govern. Therefore, we must pause to ask tough questions about the student experience before moving forward. • How do students embrace meaningful and safe rites of passage instead of dangerous “traditions,” which many seek no matter how many times we warn against them? • How do students craft positive experiences when they are so heavily influenced by popular media sources that glorify substance abuse and hazing?

• How do students pay attention to their gut to do what is right—in this case, call 9-1-1—rather than be overcome by desires to belong and avoid getting in trouble? • How do students work on long-term change initiatives that require hardiness and perseverance when they have grown up in a world of instant gratification? As parents, alumni, campus administrators and national fraternity organizations, we must also ask difficult questions of ourselves: • How do we work with students when their daily interactions are on technology platforms designed to disrupt traditional forms of authority and accountability? • How do we have authentic conversations with students about responsible drinking when so many see the legal drinking age as a speed bump to their fun? • How do we facilitate openness for students to seek help when they are constantly bombarded with declarations of zero tolerance with severe consequences? • How do we foster the necessary stakeholder buyin and collaboration toward significant change, requiring an investment of time, when society demands immediate results? Such deep reflection is an important step that lays the foundation for transformational change. At the core of fraternity is the notion that people united around a common purpose can do greater good together than on their own. This tragedy serves as a powerful call that we must redouble our commitment to work together to develop young men who are ready to lead their communities with empathy, respect and integrity. At the core of fraternity is the notion that people united around a common purpose can do greater good together than on their own. This tragedy serves as a powerful call that we must redouble our commitment to work together to develop young men who are ready to lead their communities with empathy, respect and integrity.

THE LAUREL OF PHI KAPPA TAU DECEMBER 2017 VOL. 104, NO. 2

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tyler Wash, Georgetown ’06 COPY EDITOR John Sayers, Bethany ’78 CONTRIBUTORS Mike Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’94 Judson Horras, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Tim Hudson, Truman State ’97 Travis Robinson, Eastern Kentucky ’96

UPCOMING EDITIONS Phi Kappa Tau publishes the Laurel three times a year. Each edition focuses on an aspect of the Phi Kappa Tau experience. The schedule below identifies upcoming delivery dates. Spring edition: March 2018; Summer edition: July 2018 ADDRESS CHANGES Visit phikappatau.org/address to update your current mailing information. LAUREL ARCHIVES Past Laurel publications can be found online at phikappatau.org/laurel. Individuals can browse and view all past editions that are available.

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EXPANDING OUR MISSION

SUCCESS MANAGERS

COLONIZATIONS

ALPHA NU COLONY

Iowa State University ALPHA RHO COLONY

Georgia Technological Institute ALPHA THETA COLONY

College of William & Mary ARIZONA STATE COLONY

Arizona State University BETA ZETA COLONY

New Mexico State University BOSTON COLONY

Boston University CHI COLONY

North Carolina State University Members of the Phi Kappa Tau Success Manager Team: (from left) Director of Chapter Services Tristan Conroy, Centre ’12, Success Manager Brandon Lewis, Middle Tennessee State ’15, Senior Success Manager Kyle Rutledge, Oklahoma State ’12, and Chief Operating Officer Travis Robinson, Eastern Kentucky ’98.

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hallenging the status quo is a passion for Phi Kappa Tau’s Success Management Team. Together, the fraternity’s Chief Operating Officer, Director of Chapter Services, and Success Managers provide expert support for Phi Kappa Tau’s undergraduates and volunteers. In order to accomplish this, the team focuses on providing three primary services:  Day to day customer service • • Resource allocation • Custom solutions through consulting and coaching Since the launch of this support model, new activity has been a constant. With monthly chapter president calls, the addition of a mid-year Borradaile Challenge review and an increased level of one-on-one engagement, change is happening throughout Phi Kappa Tau’s chapters.

COLUMBUS STATE COLONY

Columbus State University DELTA RHO COLONY

Eastern Kentucky University If you would like to volunteer with one of Phi Kappa Tau’s colonies, visit phikappatau.org/volunteer.

EXPANSIONS

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

Madison, Wisconsin UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles, California UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

Lawrence, Kansas If you know a young man attending school at one of the institutions, recommend him to Phi Kappa Tau by visiting phikappatau.org/join.

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UNDERGRADUATE OF DISTINCTION

AARON VANCE, LOUISVILLE ’14 FORMER STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE BLOOMINGTON, IND. During the 2017 Brotherhood Banquet, Aaron Vance, Louisville ’14, received the prestigious William H. Shideler Award. He exemplifies a man of character who developed into a true man of distinction throughout his time at the Beta Beta Chapter. Vance graduated magnum cum laude from the University of Louisville with a degree in political science, public policy and prelaw. He was named a McConnell Scholar, named for Sen. Mitch McConnell, Louisville ’61. Vance was elected student body president with a record-breaking 72 percent of the vote. During his tenure, he oversaw a $1.2 million budget and served as a member of the university’s board of trustees. Vance also served as director of governmental relations and political coordinator for the Student Government Association. In that role, he led the largest student advocacy team in Kentucky, Cards in Action, which lobbied state and federal legislators on university funding issues. As a member of Beta Beta Chapter, Vance served as vice president and attended Leadership Academy, two National Conventions and two Conclaves. He was a cabin counselor at Flying Horse Farms, a SeriousFun Camp in Ohio. Vance was a three-time recipient of Foundation scholarships and was a two-time recipient of Beta Beta’s Morton Walker Memorial Scholarship. This year, Vance entered Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law on a full scholarship.

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ALUMNUS OF DISTINCTION

DICK MICHAEL, MICHIGAN TECH ’70 CHAIRMAN, PHI KAPPA TAU FOUNDATION WESTLAKE, OHIO It all started when Dick Michael, Michigan Tech ’70, discovered a passion for Flying Horse Farms, a SeriousFun Camp in Ohio. With his passion for SeriousFun and working with young people on the rise, and with his connection to his chapter at Michigan Tech strong, Michael started to become interested in Phi Kappa Tau at a national level. That interest lead Michael to join the Foundation Board of Trustees in 2009. His hard work and dedication as a trustee was noticed, and he was eventually elected as its vice chairman. In 2015, the Board of Trustees elected Michael as the chairman of the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation. Michael’s tenure as chairman has seen a number of transformational advancements throughout all aspects of the Foundation. The key achievement was the creation and execution of the Foundation’s first comprehensive strategic plan. This plan focused the Foundation on alignment, relationships, engagement and communication. In addition to its strategic plan, the Foundation experienced record results in fundraising under Michael's tenure. The Foundation’s Brotherhood Fund (annual giving) grew steadily year after year and is now at an all-time high. During this time, the Foundation also launched intentional major gift and planned giving programs. Michael will retire as chairman of the Foundation Board on December 31. Through his keen leadership, friendly demeanor and professional focus, the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is bigger, stronger and more productive than ever before in its history. And, in the characteristic words of Brother Michael: “It is a great time to be a Phi Tau!”

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

JACK L. ANSON, COLGATE ‘47

BROTHERHOOD, FELLOWSHIP AND FRATERNITY (This article, which first appeared in the December 1965 issue of the Laurel, when Brother Anson was its editor, has a timelessness that speaks eloquently to contemporary issues.)

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n these times when the nation is in a state of change, when the academic evolvement is pointed decidedly toward scholastic achievement, when segments of some student bodies are demonstrating for or against political issues, it seems timely and important to examine once again Brotherhood, Fellowship and Fraternity. These intangibles are seldom actually defined. They are concepts groped for by many but verbalized by few. It is easier to give examples than it is to clearly define. Webster says Fraternity is “the state of being brothers, a body of men associated for their common interests… a brotherhood in American colleges, a student organization formed chiefly to promote friendship and welfare among the members…” Honored Founder William H. Shideler many years ago said: “The great purpose and ideal of fraternities is fraternity. This ideal, made up of many separate intangibles, is still intangible when its separate elements are combined. It cannot be analyzed and evaluated in mathematical terms and can be appraised only in comparative terms and in terms of personal experience.”

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Brotherhood, Fellowship and Fraternity go beyond activities of a worthwhile nature undertaken by chapter members— raising funds for a needy family, building a float together, etc. All activities and the experiences we have together play a part, but to find a meaning we must delve deeper into the concepts. Fraternity is understanding, it is recognition, it is a joining with men in common enterprises, it is acceptance of others, it is a willingness to share and to participate, it is discipline. It is selflessness. It is these things and many more— it is above all an attitude. In the days when colleges and universities were small institutions with a small number of students, the fraternity had its beginning. It was needed then because it satisfied man’s natural desire as a gregarious being to form close associations with his fellow man. The fact that a need existed and that fraternities met that need is clearly indicated by even a cursory examination of the history of fraternities in the United States. Today, fraternities are giving every indication of continuing to fill a void that would otherwise exist on the campus. No organization in existence today meets the needs of the student as does a fraternity. There is no realistic competition from a campus organization

for the Fellowship, the Brotherhood, the Fraternity that exists in chapters today. An ideal chapter has been defined in many ways. It is first a credit to the college in which it is located, second, a credit to the National Fraternity to which it is a part, and third, a credit to itself. To be a credit to the college, the chapter must uplift the social, moral, intellectual and religious life of the college. The ideal chapter is a harmonious brotherhood of college men working for the benefit of each other, the National Fraternity and institution in which it is located. The key to Brotherhood—that which makes us different from all other fraternities and different from simply a collec-


tion of men sharing living quarters—is the Ritual. In the ceremony of initiation into membership in the Fraternity are embodied the principles for which the Fraternity stands. It is on this foundation that the Fraternity had its beginning, its growth, and draws its strength. The truths contained in the Ritual have significance and meaning to our members. It is from this base that Fellowship, Brotherhood and Fraternity are taught, grow and become a part of the members’ existence. Without our common bonds of belief, the Fraternity would lose its significance in its role to build better men, to give them ideals, and to teach them understanding. Without truths the Fraternity would lose its meaning and purpose. Its very life would be dimmed. Fellowship, Fraternity and Brotherhood are not subjects that are consciously taught. They come into being through example, through desire and through attitude. In this day when fraternities are under criticism by the press, it is small satisfaction to complacently think that the writers don’t know what they are talking about, that they have taken the point out of context, that their information is erroneous. The mere fact they are writing–accurately or inaccurately—is indicative that fraternity men need to examine their organizations. When the usually friendly, pro-fraternity college administrator begins to question the importance of fraternities, then the time has long past

arrived to take stock. It is time to return to the altar where Fraternity, Fellowship and Brotherhood have their beginnings and re-examine those truths that unite us in common bonds. What do college officials expect of a fraternity chapter today? They expect it to be a credit to their campus, to make a contribution to the welfare of the students. They expect it to live up to its ideals and to operate efficiently with emphasis more on academic achievements than on the common social activities, more stress given to a cultural atmosphere than to an attitude of rowdiness mixed with hazing and based on an anti-intellectual framework. They want the chapters to join with the school in its program to help its members develop into competent, educated adults who are good citizens. In the Creed of Phi Kappa Tau, the Fraternity has outlined the significance of its ideals and briefly noted the obligations each member has to his Fraternity. By individually seeking to attain the ideals as embodied in the cardinal prin-

ciples of the Fraternity and making them a part of your life, by adhering to those principles, the door to Fellowship is opened. When Brotherhood is universal within the chapter, that chapter has within it the necessary ingredients to become an ideal chapter. When every chapter is an ideal chapter, the Fraternity will be truly outstanding among fraternities in the American fraternity system. When all chapters of all fraternities achieve the heights to which they can rise, the good they will accomplish, the acclaim they will receive, will go beyond measure. It all starts and ends with Brotherhood, Fellowship and Fraternity!

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BY THE NUMBERS

PHI KAPPA TAU BY THE NUMBERS Phi Kappa Tau continues to offer outstanding leadership opportunities and provide service for the greater good.

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5,000 MILLI

UNDERGRADUATE’S PARTICIPATED IN GREEKLIFEEDU

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CHAPTERS AND COLONIES

4,700

UNDERGRADUATE MEMBERS

1,200

MEN WERE INITIATED INTO PHI KAPPA TAU LAST YEAR

AVERAGE CHAPTER SIZE

100% 1,000 OF CHAPTERS PARTICIPATED IN NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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NEW MEMBERS ATTENDED A NATIONAL PROGRAM IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP


FIVE MINUTES WITH...

TRAVIS ROBINSON, EASTERN KENTUCKY ‘96

SHIFTING THE PARADIGM

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n 2016, Phi Kappa Tau announced a new strategic partnership with EverFi Inc. to offer online education through GreekLifeEdu. This program leverages trends and incorporates multiple evidence-based learning theories in order to achieve behavior change objectives and helps our members practice safer decision-making. What does this mean? Travis Robinson, Eastern Kentucky ‘96, Phi Kappa Tau’s Chief Operating Officer, explains and offers his perspective on how this partnership will change the landscape of Phi Kappa Tau. • Why is this important? I believe strongly in the value that a positive fraternity experience has on a young man’s growth and development. The implementation of GreekLifeEdu is the first of many initiatives aimed to shift our institutional thinking from “risk management” to “prevention and wellness” for Phi Kappa Tau. The shift in philosophy, including this new partnership, is the result of the work that has come out of our strategic plan, Phi Kappa Tau 2020. •  What needs to change in our culture? In helping our brothers grow into men of distinction, we need to give them the tools to not only be educated, but aware and empowered.

Phi Taus need to “own it”—own their behavior, own their actions, own their Phi Tau experience. Own their future. •  What topics does GreekLifeEdu address? GreekLifeEdu addresses the critical issues of alcohol awareness, sexual assault and hazing for fraternity and sorority members through a unique, confidential and personal experience. The program modules provide personalized feedback, interactive sections, and resources to apply the skills and knowledge gained through the process. •  How many students participated in the first year? More than 95 percent of Phi Tau undergraduates fully participated in the online program. •C  an we use GreekLifeEdu to better understand our brothers and their needs? We are able to collect cumulative data on our member’s attitudes towards healthy behavior and relationships. We can drill down into the data and further identify possible problem issues. This helps us to work proactively with chapters which might be slipping into a possibly negative culture, while better reinforcing the positive behavior of other chapters. Data collected will better inform our organizational strategies and allow us to target and customize solutions. • What is the overall goal? It’s simple. The goal is for all Phi Kappa

Tau brothers to have a positive fraternity experience. • What is the next step? Phi Kappa Tau is currently developing a “stoplight” system to help monitor chapter behavior. We will be hosting focus groups with undergraduate leaders and will pilot a series of new programs with individual chapters. • Any final thoughts? Phi Kappa Tau stands committed to providing its members with a fun, challenging and safe Fraternity experience. The Fraternity’s partnership with EverFi lets us focus on prevention and wellness. which will lead to thoughtful, sensible approaches to enhance the Fraternity experience for all members, guiding them on the path from excellence to distinction.

Travis Robinson, Eastern Kentucky ’96 Chief Operating Officer

EverFi is on the front lines of education’s evolution, connecting learning to the real world by equipping users with the skills they need for success beyond the classroom. The EverFi Education Network is powered by more than 3,300 partner organizations across all 50 states and Canada and annually reaches more than 6 million learners. Learn more at everfi.com.

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MINI FEATURE

AND THE WINNER IS...

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hi Kappa Tau take pride in recognizing those brothers who are truly distinguished and chapters that are excelling inside and outside of the classroom. The following awards were presented to undergraduates, alumni and volunteers at this summer’s Conclave in Oxford, Ohio.

on the basis of their performance in the previous calendar year. Epsilon Chapter, University of Mount Union Upsilon Chapter, Nebraska Wesleyan University Alpha Delta Chapter, Case Western Reserve University Beta Beta Chapter, University of Louisville

ROLAND MAXWELL TROPHY This trophy is presented to the most outstanding chapter in the country. The Roland Maxwell Trophy is the highest honor a chapter can receive. Epsilon Chapter, University of Mount Union (pictured) FOUNDERS FOUR CHAPTERS Founders Four-designated chapters are those selected by the awards committee to compete for the Roland Maxwell Trophy

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WILLIAM H. SHIDELER AWARD This award is presented to the most outstanding graduating senior in Phi Kappa Tau and is the highest undergraduate honor that the Fraternity bestows. Aaron Vance, Louisville ’14 HAROLD E. ANGELO AWARD This award is presented to the most improved chapter in the country. Beta Mu Chapter, Kent State University

TAYLOR A. BORRADAILE MEMORIAL AWARD This award is presented to an undergraduate member recognized for outstanding contribution to the chapter’s overall success, leadership by example and demonstration of a true understanding of brotherhood. Sam Stevens, Louisville ’15 PAUL NEWMAN AWARD This award is presented to the chapter that raises the greatest dollar amount to benefit the SeriousFun Children’s Network. Beta Beta Chapter, University of Louisville GEORGE V. VOINOVICH AWARD This award is presented to the chapter or colony which exhibits success in the area of community service defined as the chapter or colony with the highest average number of service hours per man. Epsilon Tau Chapter, University of Arizona


DWIGHT I. DOUGLASS AWARD This award is presented to chapter presidents for general administrative excellence and outstanding leadership.

JOHN M. GREEN AWARD This award is presented to an undergraduate member for outstanding interfraternal service to his Greek community.

Carlos Zamora, Case Western Reserve ’13 Tommy Wilczek, Texas ’14

William C. Rohaley, Mount Union ’14

CLINTON D. BOYD AWARD This award is presented to the individual who, as vice president for alumni relations, develops and implements the best alumni relations program in the country. Brandon Lucas, Mount Union ’14 JACK JAREO AWARD This award is presented to the chapter that produces the most outstanding newsletter(s) and overall alumni communications. Gamma Tau Chapter, Old Dominion University RICHARD MASSOCK AWARD This award is presented to the chapter that hosts the most outstanding alumni event. Beta Beta Chapter, University of Louisville SONNY STRANGE AWARD This award is presented to the chapter that initiates the most brothers and maintains a greater than 75 percent retention rate. Gamma Omicron Chapter, California State University, Fullerton OUTSTANDING NEW MEMBER AWARD This award is presented to a new member who has already demonstrated individual success and has made a significant donation to the overall success of the chapter or colony since joining the Fraternity. Will Luca, Mount Union ’16

MONROE MOOSNICK TROPHY This award is presented to the chapter that achieves the highest cumulative GPA. Alpha Tau Chapter, Cornell University DR. EDGAR EWING BRANDON AWARD This award is presented for outstanding service by chapter advisors who have served in the role for at least two years. Drew Canavan, Mount Union ’98 Edward Nyack, Maryland ’00 Trevor Sullivan, Chapman ’09

Allison Commings Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, University of Louisville Gabriela Kalil Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Southern Illinois University OUTSTANDING ADVISOR TO A CHAPTER This award is presented for outstanding service by advisors who have served in the role for at least two years. Heather Dykes Lambda Chapter Advisor, Purdue University THOMAS L. STENNIS II AWARD This award is presented to a domain director for most outstanding domain program. Phil Frandina, RIT ’08

ROSS E. ROEDER AWARD This award is presented to those Boards of Governors that have made outstanding contributions to their Resident Councils. Upsilon Chapter, Nebraska Wesleyan University OUTSTANDING HOUSING CORPORATION AWARD This award is presented to outstanding housing corporations. Gamma Alpha Chapter, Michigan Technological University OUTSTANDING GREEK ADVISOR AWARD This award is presented to fraternity or sorority life professionals who have gone above and beyond in hisor her duties to develop a strong Greek community on a campus where there is a Phi Kappa Tau chapter orcolony.

FREDERICK R. FLETEMEYER AWARD This award is presented to the Fraternity’s most outstanding colony. Zeta Chapter, University of Illinois GREG HOLLEN COLONY PRESIDENT AWARD This award is presented to a colony president for general administrative excellence and outstanding leadership. Marcus Edwards, Illinois ’16 OUTSTANDING COLONY ADVISOR AWARD This award is presented for outstanding service by a colony advisor. Dan Miller, Illinois ’78

Kate Butler Associate Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, The Ohio State University

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FEATURE

LIVE INTENTIONALLY Earlier this year, National President Mike Dovilla introduced Tuesday Tau Talks. Reminiscent of FDR’s fireside chats, this series of occasional videos posted on social media is one way our volunteer leadership is engaging in authentic communication and transparent dialogue with brothers across the country. One of Mike’s most recent Tuesday Day Talks encouraged brothers to challenge the status quo and live intentionally in three ways.

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ith the arrival of the year 2018, thousands of Phi Taus will be returning to more than 90 campuses across America, and hundreds of alumni volunteers—as well as our Executive Offices staff in Oxford, Ohio—are once again ready to provide the mentoring and other leadership resources you can use to be successful at your chapter. As we gear up for this new year, I’d like to challenge each of us to think differently about a few things as Men of Distinction.

Specifically, I want to encourage each of us to live intentionally in three ways: be optimistic; be hard working; and be abnormal. [ BE OPTIMISTIC ] A pair of leaders from World War II offer some great insights on this increasingly rare virtue. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill observed, “For myself I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use to be anything


else.” And General Dwight Eisenhower, who would go on to be our nation’s 34th president, commented, “Pessimism never won any battle.” Every man—and every chapter—must pass through moments of challenge. Both you and I have in the past and we certainly will in the future. A difficult class (for me, that would have been in anything related to math!), a brother who doesn’t pay his dues or participate in chapter activities, or perhaps a rivalry with another fraternity on your campus. One of the best ways to work through these situations is by applying optimism. Particularly as we look at recruitment, it becomes easy to focus on what the other fraternities are doing. That group “dirty rushes,” or this one cheats in some way. If I might share some advice a Navy captain offered in a leadership class I attended earlier this year: “Run your race.” Don’t worry about what they are doing. Plan your work, and then work your plan. Recruit the best and brightest men on your campus. Don’t lower our standards, and don’t accept “projects” you think you can reform. Take good men, and offer them the tools to be great men. All of this is informed by being optimistic in our approach to recruitment, other areas of chapter operations, and life in general. I know you can continue to grow our fraternity in a meaningful way, because we’ve seen the terrific

progress you have helped us make over the past few years. Will this be the year we eclipse that 5,000-undergraduate member goal I announced in January? I’m optimistic it will be! [ BE HARD WORKING ] In this time when it seems most folks are willing to accept being average or mediocre, I challenge you not to settle for that pale approach to your existence. Paint in bright colors and be bold in this new school year. What are you waiting for? President James Garfield, although he was assassinated about a quarter-century before our fraternity was founded, was someone who truly lived the values of Phi Kappa Tau: innate worth and advancement based on merit. He once remarked, “I can express my creed of life in one word: WORK. I believe in work.” Well, I do, too. It’s work that took us to 60,000 doors during my four campaigns for the state legislature. It’s work that took my struggling chapter in 1993 from eight members to 50 members in less than four years. And you'll need to put in work—hard work— if you want a life in which you don’t just exist but excel. [ BE ABNORMAL ] I want you to think back for a moment. Think back more than eleven decades to the campuses of Miami University,

Ohio University, and others across the Midwest where the original chapters of our fraternity were born. Those students could have chosen to be normal, to allow the status quo to be good enough. They didn’t. Instead, they chose to be abnormal—to contend that it wasn’t acceptable for other organizations to cheat and prevent perfectly qualified men—indeed, better men—from receiving the laurels they had earned in a track meet at Miami. So, they marched up the stairs of the Old Main Building and they started something new. And our brotherhood has been doing that ever since. Now, do we always get it right? Of course not. We stray off the path of being abnormal and distinct. We forget that we are Men of Distinction. We engage in behavior that is more frat boy than fraternity man. Have you seen this at your chapter? I have occasionally at mine over the years. Maybe you’ve even been a part of it, or refused to stand up when others were. We saw that recently at our Leadership Academy in Georgia, where clearly defined expectations and agreed-upon principles were blatantly violated. Where are such normal behaviors being developed rather than the abnormal behaviors our Cardinal Principles call us to live each day? Is it society as a whole? Then we must be better than society. Be abnormal. Is it our chapter cultures that

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have metastasized over the years? Then fix those behaviors. Remember why our founders started this organization. Like them, be abnormal. Is it our alumni, some of whom don’t get it and choose to pretend the raucous ways of the 1960s and 1970s are still acceptable today? Then ask them to leave. No one is entitled, simply due to his basic membership, to be involved as a leader in this organization, unless they will align with our mutually agreed-up-

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not in mortals to command success, but we’ll do more…we’ll deserve it.” Brothers, my wish is that you individually and your chapter brothers as a team will realize all the success you deserve in the coming year. Don’t take the easy way out—being pessimistic, lazy or normal. As Washington and his Army did, do more. Deserve success by being optimistic, hard working and abnormal—challenging the status quo as our Founders did.

WE CAN’T GUARANTEE SUCCESS, BUT WE CAN DO SOMETHING BETTER. WE CAN DESERVE IT.” – PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS on values in the Ritual, mission, vision and Creed. Be abnormal. Be abnormal and be a leader in a society—and too often, a fraternity system—of followers. [ DESERVE SUCCESS ] Lastly, my wish for you as you begin this new school year—one that is perhaps best illustrated with a brief story: Our Nation’s first president, George Washington, was known to be a follower of the Stoic philosophy. In fact, he was so enamored of its virtues that he had the tragic play, "Cato," based on the last days of the Roman stateman, performed for his troops at Valley Forge during one of the darkest points of the American Revolution. General Washington’s favorite line from the play was “’Tis

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I just know we’re going to have another terrific year, and it’s going to happen because you are going to lead—truly lead—on your campus. And it’s because you are going to live a deliberate, designed life that has purpose and meaning and adds value to the lives of others.

Brother Mike Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’94, is the former Ohio House Majority Whip, a commander (select) in the U.S. Navy, and principal of The Dovilla Group, a Cleveland-based strategic consulting firm. A loyal Phi Kappa Tau volunteer and donor for more than two decades, he serves today as the Fraternity’s 48th National President.


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CHAPTER NEWS

THE REVITALIZATION OF THE BORRADAILE CHALLENGE

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hi Kappa Tau is proud to announce a full slate of sweeping improvements to the Borradaile Challenge that will come into effect for the 2018 calendar year. These improvements will better assess a comprehensive spectrum of chapter interaction with its members, campus and community. Named in honor of Honored Founder Taylor A. Borradaile, the Borradaile Challenge is a standards and recognition program within the Fraternity wherein benchmarked criteria indicate a quality, and exceptional Phi Kappa Tau undergraduate experience. The Chapter Services Committee—a group of experienced alumni volunteers—originally drafted these standards at the 2004 National Convention in St. Louis. The process of updating the Borradaile Challenge started in February 2017 when members of the Executive Offices staff and Borradaile Challenge Committee Chairman Jacob Raderer, Centre ’07, reviewed how chapters performed during the 2016 calendar year. The men realized that he Borradaile Challenge in its current form was not assessing all aspects of what it is to be Men of Distinction and knew that the program needed an upgrade. The Phi Kappa Tau National Council unanimously endorsed the updated Borradaile Challenge during their recent meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. “In the spirit of Honored Founder Taylor Albert Borradaile, we challenge each man in our order to be his brother’s keeper: be the positive force on campuses; set the highest of standards in our communities; and give generously of their time and treasure to Phi Kappa Tau,” said National President Mike Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’95. “As our brothers across the United States meet and exceed these new chapter standards, we look forward to coming alongside them to offer the coaching and mentoring they deserve in developing from men of character into Men of Distinction.”

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The Borradaile Challenge is a tool used to assess the National expectations for our chapters and recognize those that exceed them. These coming improvements will further motivate our chapters to move beyond what has been average expectations.

Shawn Achor, in his 2011 Ted Talk, discusses how normal is merely performing at average. In a classroom setting, for example, this would lead to a class being tailored to the average performing student. Achor goes on to say what we should be doing is not just moving people up to the average but moving the entire average up. This is exactly what the upgraded Borradaile Challenge accomplishes. Taken from Shawn Achor’s “The Happy Secret to Better Work” TEDx Talk. Achor is a leading expert in positive psychology.


OUTSTANDING

EXCEEDS EXPECATIONS

MEETS EXPECATIONS

MEMBERSHIP

Top 15 percent of chapters ranked based on the ratio of chapter size to their campus average size.

Top 33 percent of chapters ranked based on the ratio of chapter size to their campus average size.

Chapter must reach 100 percent or more of campus average size.

RECRUITMENT

Top 15 percent of chapters ranked based on the ratio of members recruited and initiated to their chapter size.

Top 33 percent of chapters ranked based on the ratio of members recruited and initiated to their chapter size.

Chapter must recruit and initiate 33 percent of chapter size.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Chapter must host one Building Men of Character Retreat once every four years and have the following member attendance at the appropriate leadership development program: Regional Conference: six members, National Convention: two member OR Conclave: one member, Leadership Academy: two members, Presidents Academy: one member

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chapter must average 35 hours per man with a minimum of three SeriousFun volunteers.

Chapter must average 20 hours per man with a minimum of one SeriousFun volunteer.

Chapter must average 15 hours per man.

PHILANTHROPY

Chapter must average $130 raised per man to any philanthropy with a minimum of $2,500 contributed to SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Chapter must average $75 raised per man to any philanthropy.

Chapter must average $40 raised per man to any philanthropy.

ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

Chapter must produce four alumni publications (newsletters, thank you notes, etc.) and host four alumni events.

Chapter must produce three alumni publications and host three alumni events.

Chapter must produce two alumni publications and host two alumni events.

SCHOLARSHIP

Chapter GPA must be at or above 3.2 OR; Chapter GPA must be at or above 3.0 and .2 over campus average GPA. Chapter must have an approved scholarship program.

Chapter GPA must be at or above 3.0 OR; Chapter GPA must be at or above 2.85 and .1 over campus average GPA. Chapter must have an approved scholarship program.

Chapter GPA must be at or above 2.75 and at or above campus average GPA. Chapter must have an approved scholarship program.

FINANCES

Chapter must submit two annual budgets and the IRS-990 form. Chapter must remain in good financial standing throughout the calendar year.

RISK PREVENTION

Chapter must not have any risk management violations and all risk management seminars and reports must be submitted on time.

RETENTION

Chapter must have a 95 percent graduation rate. Chapter must have 95 percent associates recruited initiate per calendar year.

Chapter must have a 90 percent graduation rate. Chapter must have 90 percent associates recruited initiate per calendar year.

Chapter must have an 85 percent graduation rate. Chapter must have 80 percent associates recruited initiate per calendar year.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Chapter must host a Ritual Workshop and host or attend three additional personal/professional Development workshops.

Chapter must host a Ritual Workshop and host or attend two additional personal/professional Development workshops.

Chapter must host a Ritual Workshop and host or attend one additional personal/professional Development workshops.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

80 percent of chapter membership must be active members of another campus or community organization. 20 percent of chapter membership serve in a leadership position in another campus or community organization.

66 percent of chapter membership must be active members of another campus or community organization. 10 percent of chapter membership serve in a leadership position in another campus or community organization.

50 percent of chapter membership must be active members of another campus or community organization. A chapter member must serve in a leadership position in another campus or community organization.

COMMUNICATION

Chapter must create and post 12 original multimedia features on a chapter public social media account. Chapter must post a news story to national website. Chapter social media must be branding and style compliant.

Chapter must create and post nine original multi-media features on a chapter public social media account. Chapter must post a news story to national website. Chapter social media must be branding and style compliant.

Chapter must create and post six original multimedia features on a chapter public social media account. Chapter must post a news story to national website. Chapter social media must be branding and style compliant.

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LAURELS [1965] Jim Lahmann, Central Michigan, was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame. During his tenure, he coached football, both boys' and girls' basketball, softball and track. [1970] John Green, Nebraska Wesleyan, and wife Joan celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in August 2017.

~ MIKE ROSSER, COLORADO STATE ’61, co-authored the book, "A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dream." Rosser is a member of the School of Mortgage Banking Master Faculty for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He has served as president of the Colorado Mortgage Bankers Association, on the Colorado State Housing Board, and on the Colorado Foreclosure Prevention Task Force. He has received several awards from the Mortgage Bankers Association, including the Distinguished Service Award and Lifetime Achievement Award for his long commitment to industry education.

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[1971] Bill Francis, Louisville, was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. A retired anchor and business reporter at WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky, he served 42 years in journalism. [1973] Steve Nelson, Southern Mississippi, was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Greek Hall of Fame.

[1978] John Sayers, Bethany, was inducted into the inaugural class of the Bethany College Greek Hall of Fame. [1982] Jerry Deaton, Georgetown, wrote and narrated the film "Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage," which was featured on Kentucky Educational Television. [1983] Chris Berry, Bethany, was named principal of Tuscarora High School in Frederick, Maryland. [1993] Matt Parker, Evansville, received the Fraternity Advisor of the Year Award from the University of North Texas for his work with the Zeta Theta Chapter. [1994] Matt Otte, Michigan Tech, was named engineer/scientist for the Material Science Department at Michigan Technological University. [1996] Jeff Hilperts, Spring Hill, joined the fundraising consulting firm Bentz Whaley Flessner. [1998] Keith Thomson, Georgetown, married Caitlin Dean in June 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. [1999] Les Fugate, Centre, was named to the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives Board of Governors.


[1999] Wes Fugate, Centre, was named vice president for student life at Randolph College. Previously, Fugate was vice president and chief of staff, and secretary of the board at Randolph College. [1999] Anthony Spano, Youngstown, was inducted into the Howland Achievement Hall of Fame for his charitable work in the Youngstown community. [2000] Adolfo Bailon, Cal StateFullerton, was named town manager of Randolph, Vermont. [2000] Matt Johnson, Cal State-Fullerton, has joined Fox 11 Los Angeles as a reporter. Previously, Johnson was a news anchor at ABC-TV Portland and Morning Reporter at Fox 5 San Diego. [2002] Vinny Sandy, Ohio, was named undergraduate academic advisor and staff assistant for the Department of Mechanical and

Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. [2002] D.T. Wells, Georgetown, and wife Becca welcomed the birth of their daughter Emma Kate in May 2017.

JOHN CHRISTOPHER, KENTUCKY ’86, a founding partner of Fraternal Law Partners, received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Friend of Distinction Award. The award honors and recognizes non-members who support fraternity or sorority initiatives and are distinguished friends to Pi Beta Phi and the fraternity and sorority world. It was presented at Pi Beta Phi’s biennial convention. ~

Fugate is executive vice president at RunSwitch, a public relations agency headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

[2003] Josh Morgan, Central Michigan, married Sarah Schrader in July 2017 in Traverse City, Michigan. [2004] John Kaczynski, Central Michigan, married Martha Keller in June 2017 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. [2006] Levi Bishop, Oklahoma State, married Kelly Higham in October 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. [2006] Gabriel Mudd, Belmont, married Geoff Bleeker in August 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. [2006] Bill Mercke, Georgetown, and wife Taylor welcomed the birth of their twin children Kennedy Jean and William Lewis in May 2017. [2006] Josh Vieyra, Georgetown, and wife Andi celebrated the birth of their son Quinn in March 2017. [2007] Marty Dunning, Kentucky, joined Roundup River Ranch, a SeriousFun Camp in Avon, Colorado, as camper recruiter.

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~ MICHAEL GATES, MOUNT UNION ’12, AND CHARLIE GATES, MOUNT UNION ’12, were recognized as Special Olympics Ohio Coaches of the Year. The brothers have served as coaches for the past nine years.

[2008] Derrick Wildes, Southern Illinois, and wife Ellen celebrated the birth of their daughter Finley Ann in November 2017.

[2009] Jason Sweet, Saginaw Valley State, married Kiersten Anderson in Cadillac, Michigan, in September 2017.

[2009] Justin Johnson, Kentucky, was named assistant county attorney for Boyle County, Kentucky. Johnson received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky in 2017.

[2009] Andrew Switalski, Saginaw Valley State, was elected to the Saginaw Valley State Alumni Board of Directors.

[2009] Trevor Sullivan, Chapman, was named counsel at Advantage Solutions, a sales and marketing agency headquarters in Irvine, California.

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[2009] Phil Wallace, Baldwin Wallace, received the Father Phil Bowers Outstanding Advisor Award from Purdue University for his work with Lambda Chapter. [2014] Tyler France, Lynchburg, married Allison Fleig in May 2017 in Rustburg, Virginia.

[FRIEND] Ben Nicol, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, received the William D. Jenkins Outstanding Foundation Professional Award by the North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation. [FRIEND] Lane Baldwin, Phi Kappa Tau’s former communication coordinator, and husband Nathan welcomed the birth of their son Nolan James in April 2017.


CHAPTER ETERNAL

CHAPTER ETERNAL The following members were reported deceased to the Executive Offices between February 1 and October 31, 2017.

MIAMI Chauncey Beagle ’36 Dave Formo ’60 Charles Gerstenmaier ’53 Russ Griffith ’51 Frank Jones ’80 John Scherz ’71 Steve Sturdevant ’40 OHIO Paul Gordon ’52 J.C. Hapner ’66 William Stanchina ’57 Richard Williams ’59 OHIO STATE Ray Bichimer ’53 Brian Lewis ’51 Frank McNabb ’55 Conrad Rauch ’48 Bill Stalter ’60 CENTRE Robert Fisk ’60 MOUNT UNION Anthony Bianco ’53 Glenn Crow ’48 Andy Dordea ’43 George Gwin ’73 Allen Herdle ’58 Richard Reynolds ’49 Cliff Shields ’41 Walt Wichern ’40 ILLINOIS Chuck Bills ’56 Harry Lash ’49 MUHLENBERG Robert Deppe ’61 TRANSYLVANIA Richard Kasunic ’51 Nelson Morrow ’50 Mike Scruggs ’79

COE Robert Tweedie ’52 KENTUCKY Kevin Chitwood ’88 Danny Ross ’64 Gene Thornhill ’50 PURDUE Charles Andes ’48 Jay Simpson ’62 Jeff Zaniker ’86 LAWRENCE Walter Paulson ’46 Dutch Scholtz ’45 UC BERKELEY David Amesbury ’76 Darrall Imhoff ’58 Harley Wilbur ’47 PENN STATE Robert Murray ’54 Ray Walker ’33 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Shelley Berman ’05 John Newhouse ’76 Richard Swanson ’56 RENSSELAER Alan Williams ’52 Fred Zimmerli ’42 MICHIGAN Robert Alexander ’64 NEBRASKA WESLEYAN Tom Boatman ’63 Gordon Metzger ’54 Richard Nesmith ’47 BETHANY Fred Angelis ’47 Eugene Gress ’53 Paul Raub ’79 Charles Spragg ’59

NORTH CAROLINA STATE Rick Drum ’63

AKRON Alexander Arshinkoff ’74 Donald Varian ’64

WESTMINSTER Jonathan Smith ’99 Tom Tucker ’56

COLORADO Max Getts ’48

MISSISSIPPI STATE Allen Bryan ’63 Alvin Felts ’60 Tony Marucci ’58 Bob Sylverstein ’57 Larry Windham ’64

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Jerome Mileur ’53 Vito Rotello ’66 Sam Ziccarelli ’58

MICHIGAN STATE Joseph Powers ’63 NEW YORK Joseph Seccafico ’38 CASE WESTERN RESERVE Charles Wall ’62 KANSAS STATE John Montgomery ’50 WILLIAM & MARY Eddie Smith ’68 WASHINGTON STATE Richard Kuelpman ’50 AUBURN Bill Bittner ’42 James Carroll ’51 John Dougherty ’54 Louie Franklin ’46 Daniel Lindsey ’55 Lee Ozley ’58 OHIO WESLEYAN Harry Skillman ’48 IOWA STATE Bill Fox ’43 Jim Vollmer ’52 LAFAYETTE James Diaz ’51 GEORGIA TECH Jack Stover ’54

CAL STATE-CHICO Michael Becker ’87 Steven Mullins ’77

TEXAS-EL PASO Benjamin Crow ’50 Roy Hickman ’54

MICHIGAN TECH Albert Rickett ’60

TEXAS Bill Biddison ’43

BRADLEY William Kinsella ’77

LOUISVILLE John Brasch ’67 Stanley Crabb ’52 Ed Holloway ’54 Sonny Maynard ’58 Daniel Strubel ’82

EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Donald Kellogg ’66 NEBRASKA-KEARNEY Max Manes ’81

IDAHO Richard Kross ’81 Roger Swanstrom ’49

EMPORIA STATE Dennis Donahoo ’71

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Paul Adams ’65 James Brown ’67 McMeekin Korte ’78 Tom Mann ’83

CLEVELAND STATE Bruce Schwarz ’75

OKLAHOMA STATE Sammy Burchette ’73 Robert Shuman ’53

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE Detthikoun Sirikoun ’17

KENT STATE Edward Sulek ’56 BOWLING GREEN David Way ’85

MURRAY STATE Blake Bowell ’11

Correction: Brother Bill Surdock, Rochester ’88, is alive and well. We apologize for the misprint in the previous issue of the Laurel.

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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

MOST DOLLARS RAISED FOR A HOUSING CAMPAIGN

MOST DOLLARS EVER RAISED

ALPHA CHI CHAPTER MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

DELTA CHAPTER CENTRE COLLEGE

HIGHEST NUMBER OF ALUMNI DONORS FROM A COLONY

MOST DOLLARS RAISED BY A COLONY’S ALUMNI

DELTA RHO COLONY EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

ALPHA RHO CHAPTER, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

HIGHEST NUMBER OF ALUMNI DONORS

HIGHEST NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME DONORS

ALPHA CHAPTER MIAMI UNIVERSITY

IOTA CHAPTER COE COLLEGE

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HIGHEST NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE DONORS

MOST DOLLARS RAISED FOR A CORNERSTONE CAMPAIGN

UPSILON CHAPTER NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

BETA MU CHAPTER KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

2017 PHI KAPPA TAU FOUNDATION

MOST DOLLARS RAISED GAMMA ALPHA CHAPTER MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

HIGHEST NUMBER OF EWING T. BOLES SOCIETY MEMBERS BETA CHAPTER OHIO UNIVERSITY

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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

EWING T. BOLES SOCIETY

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hange agents lead by example. Ewing T. Boles, Centre ’14, recognized that to capitalize on the full potential of Phi Kappa Tau, the Fraternity needed committed, selfless leaders willing to support its mission. Brother Boles’ legacy encouraged generations of Phi Taus to lead by example through their philanthropic commitment to Phi Kappa Tau. The Ewing T. Boles Society recognizes brothers and friends who contributed $1,000 or more to the Foundation on an annual basis. The plus sign (+) represents those brothers who have entered Chapter Eternal.

CHAIRMAN LEVEL ($10,000+) Jim Bacon, Michigan Tech ’59 Harry Huge, Nebraska Wesleyan ’56 Tom Jeswald, Ohio ’63 Bill Jones, Mississippi State ’60 Tim Norris, Ohio ’92+ Charles Shaw, UC Berkeley ’49+

LAUREL WREATH LEVEL ($5,000+) Steve Chaddick, Georgia Tech ’70 Durward Dunn, Mississippi State ’72 Robert Gabler, Ohio ’45 Larry Huang, Georgia Tech ’70 John Johnson, Mississippi State ’64 William Lafferty, Delaware ’82 J.J. Lewis, Central Michigan ’04 William Loeb, Kent State ’50 Anthony Marucci, Mississippi State ’89

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Samuel Mayfield, Mississippi State ’60 George McGregor, Michigan State ’39+ Dale Miller, Ohio ’80 Mark Sheehy, Ohio ’82 Don Snyder, Cornell ’49+ John Stepowoy, Ohio ’03 Larry Tracy, Ohio ’77 Evan Vande Walle, Lawrence ’35+

RED CARNATION LEVEL ($2,500+) Nick Davatzes, St. John’s ’60 Jamie Day, Ohio State ’89 Richard Foote, Texas ’59 John Green, Nebraska Wesleyan ’60 Buzz Green, Ole Miss ’66 Brian Hardy, Westminster ’93 Jim Heilmeier, Kent State ’49 Greg Hollen, Maryland ’75 Rick Keltner, Sacramento State ’76 Roy King, New Mexico State ’73 Warren Mattox, Nebraska Wesleyan ’69 Sean McManus, East Carolina ’97 Dick Michael, Michigan Tech ’70 Cliff Shields, Mount Union ’41+ Dan Simonetti, Kansas State ’87

SOCIETY LEVEL ($1,000+) Charlie Ball, Miami ’82 Doug Bambeck, Kent State ’93 Ray Bichimer, Ohio State ’53 Brandon Bisig, Eastern Kentucky ’01 Josh Bleidt, Eastern Kentucky ’96 Bill Brasch, Louisville ’67 Bill Braund, Westminster ’54

Dave Britt, Kent State ’87 Norm Brown, Ohio State ’50 Ron Clutter, Mount Union ’77 Ray Cox, North Carolina State ’89 Cooch Cuturilo, North Carolina State ’73 Daniel Dauer, Old Dominion ’67 Bob DeMetz, Mississippi State ’88 Brent DeVore, Ohio ’61 John Donaldson, Ohio ’49 Michael Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’94 Steve Dunn, Colorado ’66 Larry Enterline, Case Western Reserve ’71 Scott Evans, Southern Mississippi ’79 Fred Fether, Bowling Green ’51 Bill Fisher, Miami ’80 Tom Freeman, Florida ’84 John Friend, Kent State ’87 Wes Fugate, Centre ’99 Mike Gabhart, Georgetown ’95 John Gray, Oklahoma State ’04 Joe Grimes, Kansas State ’59 Jim Hamilton, Ohio State ’63 Steve Hartman, Muskingum ’89 Jon Hays, Old Dominion ’07 Greg Heilmeier, Bethany ’86 Dale Holland, Kent State ’87 Tim Hudson, Truman State ’97 Thom Jackman, Nebraska Wesleyan ’82 Bill Jenkins, Bowling Green ’57 John Kaczynski, Central Michigan ’04 Chip King, Kent State ’11 Bob Kittredge, Cal State-Chico ’66 Gary Klingbergs, Cleveland State ’82 Dave Lapinski, Penn State ’74 Jim Lavelle, Case Western Reserve ’61 Ken Loewen, Colorado ’80 Michael Lummus, Belmont ’06 Bill Macak, Florida State ’73 Eugenio Macouzet, Georgia ’16 J.H. Mahaney, Bethany ’87


Members of the Ewing T. Boles Society at the annual Ewing T. Boles Dinner hosted July 15 in Oxford, Ohio.

Mac McKinley, Oklahoma State ’51 Richard and Donna McMullen Tom McWilliams, Colorado ’66 Franklin Mills, Nebraska Wesleyan ’52 Steve Moore, Rutgers ’99 Craig Noble, Bethany ’85 Joshua O’Brien, Cincinnati ’97 Tom Pape Kenneth Parent, Lawrence ’65 Eugene Peck, Nebraska Wesleyan ’59 David Perkins, UC Berkeley ’48 Don Phillips, Texas ’82 Bob Ragsdale, Georgia ’66

Rob Reese, Kent State ’87 Chris Rezek, Ohio State ’87 David Rice, Mississippi State ’72 Travis Robinson, Eastern Kentucky ’98 Ross Roeder, Michigan State ’58 Fon Rogers, Transylvania ’71 Mike Rosser, Colorado State ’61 BJ Ruckriegel, Eastern Kentucky ’96 Adam Samson, Old Dominion ’07 John Sayers, Bethany ’78 Bill Schlichtemeier, Nebraska Wesleyan ’67 Tom Skena, Bethany ’81 Tim Smith, Bowling Green ’62

Terry Stewart, Nebraska Wesleyan ’64 Ashley Sullivan, Eastern Kentucky ’95 Gabe Uebel, Eastern Kentucky ’95 Cliff Unger, Arizona ’98 Tyler Wash, Georgetown ’06 Byars Wells, Transylvania ’98 Chuck Whatley, Eastern Kentucky ’01 Robert White, Mississippi State ’63 Doug Williams, Southern Mississippi ’76

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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

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he Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is proud to present the Honor Roll of Donors. This list recognizes everyone who made a gift between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Each donor’s lifetime giving level, starting with the Tau Link at $2,500, is indicated with the numbers listed below. Members who made a gift in fiscal year 2017 are listed alphabetically by chapter. Ewing T. Boles Society members (donors who contributed $1,000 or more) are in bold. Gifts from nonmembers are included in the Friends of Phi Tau sections.

LIFETIME GIVING LEVELS (16) 1906 SOCIETY

$1 MILLION +

(15) ALPHA CIRCLE $750,000 + (14) BETA CIRCLE $500,000 + (13) GAMMA CIRCLE $250,000 + (12) DELTA CIRCLE $175,000 + (11) EPSILON CIRCLE $125,000 + (10) ZETA CIRCLE $100,000 + (9) BORRADAILE CIRCLE $75,000 + (8) SHIDELER CIRCLE $50,000 + (7) BOYD CIRCLE $30,000 + (6) DOUGLASS CIRCLE

$20,000 +

(5) PHRENOCON CIRCLE $15,000 + (4) OLD MAIN CIRCLE

$10,000 +

(3) PHI LINK $7,500 + (2) KAPPA LINK $5,000 + (1) TAU LINK $2,500 + • FIRST-TIME DONORS + DONORS WHO HAVE ENTERED CHAPTER ETERNAL

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ALPHA - MIAMI Frank Adams ’55 (3) Dain Akin ’71 • David Arnold ’56 David Ashby ’58 (1) Charlie Ball ’82 (4) Bo Black ’49 Terry Borchers ’65 Mark Boyd ’71 (1) Fred Breitling ’57 (1) Frank Buhler ’47 (3) C.J. Callahan ’02 Dino Caterini ’51 William Corkins ’57 Trevor Cost ’00 Jeff Day ’76 Tom DeJonge ’82 Tom Dinwiddie ’50 Norman Dohner ’41 Danny Duckham ’52 Curtis Dunseath ’85 Mitch Engel ’71 (3) James Ertel ’71 (1) Kevin Fiehrer ’78 Bill Fisher ’80 (4) Jim Fouss ’58 Louis Gabbard ’57 Patrick Galbreath ’99 Charles Gerstenmaier ’53 + Joe Glass ’54 (1) Sam Halter ’58 Steve Hart ’77 Norman Hoyt ’66 Robert Jackman ’50 Daniel Johnson ’74 Charles Keach ’53 Bill Landfair ’55 (1) Donald Lease ’50 James Leopold ’52 Jason Luring ’96 Bill MacDonald ’62 Robert Mang ’51 Bob Manning ’74 Kevin Martin ’81 Jim McClanahan ’71 David Morganti ’00

Charles Mueller ’65 Bruce Munn ’58 Rick Nosan ’63 Karl Novak ’54 James Overly ’53 Mark Pawlak ’76 Thomas Podwell ’58 Mark Potasiewicz ’88 David Preuninger ’67 Jonathan Rucker ’77 Paul Shade ’00 • Doug Sitzler ’06 Neil Smalley ’54 Jon Spahr ’58 David Stauffer ’61 Cory Stopka ’13 Thomas Swepston ’54 (2) James Tekavec ’63 David Tickel ’58 Joe Ungers ’05 • Tyler Whitmer ’56 Jim Witte ’74 • (1) BETA - OHIO Lowell Anderson ’51 Jim Bailey ’50 Paul Batchelder ’47 (6) Richard Borton ’63 Tim Bowie ’82 (1) Jack Brannen ’69 Brian Breittholz ’83 (1) David Budd ’56 Gary Clark ’57 Tim Cochran ’90 Donald Colasurd ’51 Brent DeVore ’61 (4) Jack Doller ’50 John Donaldson ’49 (4) George Drop ’57 Mike Dull ’63 Bill Ervin ’94 Robert Fitchko ’69 Jim Frey ’67 Robert Gabler ’45 (4) Chris Garber ’93 (1) Delbert Hahn ’57


Wayne Hamilton ’67 (6) Rick Harrison ’79 Donald Hudak ’59 Tom Jeswald ’63 (7) Frank Kamenar ’61 William Katholi ’58 David Koethe ’54 Brian Lawrence ’93 (1) Ronald Mazzeo ’59 Jim McAtee ’65 (6) Dale Miller ’80 (6) Richard Moffat ’61 Randall Murray ’58 (2) Tim Norris ’92 (4) Joe Ruby ’69 Vinny Sandy ’02 Mark Sheehy ’82 (4) John Shephard ’51 Mark Sproviero ’93 • Don Stansberry ’87 James Stephens ’58 John Stepowoy ’03 (2) David Stoller ’61 Bill Summers ’73 (1) Larry Tracy ’77 (2) FW Wagner ’57 William Weaver ’54

DELTA - CENTRE Allen Chelgren ’62 Tristan Conroy ’12 John Dodson ’68 Wes Fugate ’99 (4) David Goff ’65 Charles Hughes ’66 William Kirkland ’61 Matt Lally ’02 John Newman ’63 Geoffrey Pfeiffer ’69 David Royalty ’67 • Earle Stone ’50 William Wagner ’24 • + Philip Wiseman ’79 Kyle Young ’05

GAMMA - OHIO STATE Robert Andrews ’54 (2) John Hoagy Baker ’44 Ray Bichimer ’53 + (9) Norm Brown ’50 (12) Rea Buchanan ’67 Michael Byers ’72 Peter Cruser ’63 Jamie Day ’89 (1) Steve Dibert ’82 Scott Fawcett ’57 Jim Hamilton ’63 (9) Dan Huffer ’57 (1) Philip Jaeger ’58 Ron Kocher ’61 Dennis Kohn ’59 • Greg Lamping ’79 John Lescher ’92 Louis Lushina ’47 Russell Mamone ’51 Judson McIntire ’69 Larry Mottice ’58 Carl Okeson ’50

EPSILON MOUNT UNION Tom Alten ’81 Wayne Amos ’53 Ian Andrews ’01 (1) Robert Bragdon ’65 R.R. Denny Clunk ’48 • Roy Clunk ’75 Ron Clutter ’77 Roy Fischer ’57 Michael Gates ’12 Scott Gindlesberger ’84 Dan Hodge ’85 Joe Holliday ’55 • George Kellner ’53 Alex Koehler ’07 Greg Koman ’11 David Logan ’68 Roger Luca ’75 Brandon Lucas ’14 Dave McFarland ’41 Chris Monrad ’72 Arthur O'Neil ’55

Donald Phillips ’55 • Glenn Redick ’63 Chris Rezek ’87 (1) Mark Rucker ’65 David Ruckman ’62 (11) Jason Sabo ’91 Jack Soules ’46 (6) Tom Tibbitts ’51 Rex Tracht ’65 Rick Watson ’74 •

Burnel Pinkerton ’49 Cliff Shields ’41 + (5) Dennis Warstler ’68 Erick Zimmer ’95 ZETA - ILLINOIS Charles Alt ’58 Roger Bishop ’52 • Thomas Boldt ’81 Robert Fox ’50 Chuck Hammond ’49 John Herrin ’42 Robert Johns ’62 Craig Johnson ’54 Jeff Jones ’65 Dale Meller ’65 Robert Nejdl ’51 Robert Patterson ’62 (1) Cars Pedersen ’60 • Michael Petit ’78 (1) Thomas Stone ’77 Tom Thornton ’87 ETA - MUHLENBERG Jim Alderfer ’63 (2) Jeff Baird ’01 (2) Thomas Bennington ’71 Karl Bourdeau ’72 Thomas Crockett ’69 Richard Gutekunst ’47 Chuck Pyne ’78 Bruce Reitz ’67 Robert Vincent ’63 Rolf Wolfrom ’72 John Yingling ’68 Chris Zingaro ’89 THETA TRANSYLVANIA Charles Baird ’69 Jim Cox ’46 • Jack Dorsey ’53 Thomas Harlan ’66 David Richard ’84 Fon Rogers ’71 (4) Byars Wells ’98 (2) Garey White ’46

DEVELOPING LEADER SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Gamma CEG Fund • Anthony Andrews, Ohio State ’15 • Andrew Uhler, Ohio State ’15 EPSILON SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Epsilon CEG Fund • Greg Best, Mount Union ’13 • Alec McGinnis, Mount Union ’14 • Kyle Sheppard, Mount Union ’14 • Michael Sovak, Mount Union ’15 LAMBDA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Lambda CEG Fund • Maxwell Baum, Purdue ’13 • Tom Bruttomesso, Purdue ’14 • Nicholas Hauptmann, Purdue ’15 • Austin Shaw, Purdue ’13 • Ben Stegman, Purdue ’15 • Christopher Youngbrandt, Purdue ’14 UPSILON SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Upsilon CEG Fund • Connor Dethlefs, Nebraska Wesleyan ’12 • Kurtis Johnson, Nebraska Wesleyan ’12 • Garret Lorenzen, Nebraska Wesleyan ’13 • Daniel Wythers, Nebraska Wesleyan ’13 BETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Beta Kappa CEG Fund • Douglas Braches, Oklahoma State ’14 • Jesse Franklin, Oklahoma State ’13 • Joshua Hettinger, Oklahoma State ’13 • Preston Watson, Oklahoma State ’13 LEWIS I. GABY SCHOLARSHIP Provided by Beta Xi’s Lewis I. Gaby Fund • Hunter Whitfield, Georgia ’13 BETA OMICRON SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Beta Omicron CEG Fund • Anthony Mastendino, Maryland ’14 • Christopher Ricigliano, Maryland ’15

IOTA - COE Michael Beecher ’70 Daniel Chang ’10 •

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Chris Edwards ’11 Zach Gettes ’14 Thomas Granquist ’58 Joseph Hetland ’10 • Tyler Hetland ’09 Jordan Lord ’09 • Ryan McCleeary ’09 • Keenan McLaughlin ’11 • Joseph North ’10 • Bob Noyes ’54 Eric Ritter ’10 • Dale Shatzer ’53 Gerald Shott ’52 KAPPA - KENTUCKY John Anson ’58 (1) Jeffrey Beckman ’65 A. Bernarr Burke ’60 Delmon Carson ’49 Charles Cosenza ’50 Marty Dunning ’07 Douglas Hoffman ’77 Mike Huffman ’89 Stephen Kiene ’04 (1) Michael Mantooth ’70 • Mike Smith ’97 Jeff Steller ’06 Jerry Stricker ’59 Ralph Wesley ’65 Jerry Westerfield ’60 (1) Oscar Westerfield ’64 (1) LAMBDA - PURDUE Michael Baginski ’76 Richard Bowers ’49 Tim Burkhart ’95 Wayne DeLawter ’60 Gordon Graham ’43 Matt Hancher ’89 Kent Jackson ’78 Brad Joutras ’00 Jerrald Kuenn ’60 Stanley Kuenn ’64 William Larson ’65 • Mike Lennox ’79 (3) Jack Lienesch ’62 Ed Liesse ’55 Charles Madigan ’56 (1) Mac McCowan ’78 Albert Roberts ’42

Leroy Schuster ’60 (1) Tim Shaw ’83 Tim Sheehan ’64 John Shirey ’68 (1) William Wagner ’65 Mark Wilcox ’72 Mike Wise ’60 • Dave Wozniak ’71 (3) Richard Zieg ’71 MU - LAWRENCE Philip Alley ’50 Robert Dude ’61 John Fischer ’62 David Harrington ’94 Kenneth Parent ’65 (4) O.B. Parrish ’52 (1) Paul Rosenheimer ’49 Eugene Wilcox ’57 NU - UC BERKELEY Elliott Adams ’61 (2) Greg Anderson ’76 (2) Reginald Bayley ’56 (1) Pete Buhl ’83 Alan Dunham ’58 Chris Fikert ’98 Fred Gregory ’61 (2) Jack Gregory ’65 Rod Harl ’90 Lawrence Muzio ’63 • Lars Pedersen ’88 • David Perkins ’48 (4) Guy Petzold ’74 James Remick ’81 Maynard Rotermund ’49 Ira Salzman ’72 Rich Shurtz ’56 (1) Jack Tex ’50 • XI - FRANKLIN & MARSHALL John Clark ’59 Dave Costa ’85 Joseph Groff ’44 Curt Heinfelden ’66 Michael Mumma ’60 Michael Treister ’62 Joseph Weiss ’55

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OMICRON PENN STATE Michael Boyd ’66 Robert Byrd ’69 William Heath ’54 Terence Kirchner ’78 Dave Lapinski ’74 (5) Wayne Myers ’66 Charles Naginey ’51 Joseph Roman ’51 Edward Smarsh ’81 Howard Thompson ’54 Nelson Van Fleet ’56 Ray Walker ’33 + PI - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Frank Barbaro ’62 • Christopher Baumann ’86 Jordan Blair ’07 Gary Hancock ’55 Melvin Iizuka ’72 Robert Leach ’76 Duane Merrill ’70 (1) Todd Parker ’78 • William Penney ’72 Kirk Rogers ’78 Dean Vausbinder ’48 Rick Webb ’46 (1) RHO - RENSSELAER Don Appleby ’39 Andy Clark ’83 • Cecil Crews ’54 Jim Elmore ’46 Eugene Goleski ’74 Jack Hawley ’69 Richard Hulsker ’59 Ralph Schoeffer ’50 Edward Scofield ’49 John Shahdanian ’61 John Stewart ’63 Richard Wilkinson ’48 TAU - MICHIGAN Larry Carr ’61 Tom Christy ’89 Robert Currie ’56 Andy Gillman ’84 Robert James ’56

Harry Kotsis ’56 (4) John Pascoe ’65 Bill Powell ’55 (1) Robert Richter ’56 (1) Andy Schwartz ’84 • Gordon Wepfer ’52 Rex Youse ’54 UPSILON - NEBRASKA WESLEYAN Daniel Albin ’16 • Cristian Alcalde ’15 John Allen ’82 Eugene Anderson ’64 Mr Anderson ’66 Colin Arntz ’16 • Bob Bartle ’69 Caleb Baugous ’16 • Brian Baumert ’76 Ladd Bausch ’61 Kevin Boatright ’71 (4) Hale Breit ’14 Tyler Brisso ’16 • Mike Cameron ’93 Christian Cannon ’15 Franklin Colon ’56 Austin Coyle ’13 Spenser Dawdy ’16 • Aaron Decker ’16 • Don Dorr ’58 (1) Ron Dritlein ’64 Nick Drog ’98 George Edgar ’51 • Lowell Gaither ’58 Nabii Gatobu ’16 • John Green ’60 (9) CJ Harrison ’15 Colin Hensel ’16 • Steve Herfindahl ’02 Cal Hiner ’66 • Jim Horrocks ’70 (1) Phil Hovis ’76 (1) Harry Huge ’56 (9) James Hughes ’47 Grant Jackman ’14 Thom Jackman ’82 (1) Scott Johnston ’16 Jim Jorgenson ’57 Noah Kapustka ’15 Ben Kavan ’16 •

Chance Kennicutt ’16 • Alex Kerr ’16 • Burl Kreps ’51 Russell Langley ’16 • Rob Laughlin ’76 Garret Lorenzen ’13 Evan Marshall ’15 Warren Mattox ’69 (5) Robert Micheels ’15 Addison Miller ’14 Gary Miller ’66 Franklin Mills ’52 (4) Bob Morton ’61 Mike Munro ’81 • David Newlon ’63 Jack Nispel ’54 Andy Page ’15 Mason Perry ’15 Scott Rak ’16 • Todd Rave ’83 Trev Riekenberg ’15 Gary Riggs ’79 Gabriel Rivera ’15 Vonn Roberts ’71 (6) Bill Schlichtemeier ’67 (5) Creighton Schoening ’16 • Danylo Serednytsky ’15 Riley Shenk ’15 Sam Simpson ’16 • Gene Stewart ’56 Terry Stewart ’64 (1) Mitch Sundquist ’14 Erik Thomas ’02 Nathan Thomas ’15 Kyle Thorson ’13 Steve Timmons ’13 Grayson Vaughn ’14 Dan Walrath ’72 (3) Jason Walters ’87 Garrett Walvoord ’16 • Andrew White ’16 • Joshua Wild ’16 • Dan Wythers ’13 Max Zitek ’16 • PHI - BETHANY Bill Alexander ’86 Chris Berry ’83 Robert Carter ’73 (1) Sam Engel ’46


James Gerb ’74 Raymond Hart ’74 Greg Heilmeier ’86 (7) Roland Kamerer ’47 Kenneth Lawrence ’46 Burt Lindeman ’59 J.H. Mahaney ’87 (1) Harry Mainzer ’76 Craig Noble ’85 (3) Brent Reynolds ’94 John Sayers ’78 (4) Tom Skena ’81 (5) Scott Sunshine ’77 Greg Waite ’99 Pete Weber ’63 CHI - NORTH CAROLINA STATE Cecil Beumer ’57 Caleb Brown ’04 • Ray Cox ’89 (3) John Cuturilo ’73 (6) Bobby Ellis ’55 Brian Ezzelle ’87 Ross Gannon ’68 Robert Girard ’65 Thomas Long ’57 Steve Marbut ’71 Michael Patrick ’70 John Piaski ’64 Delmar Roberts ’55 Gavin Saldanha ’03 Kevin Scott ’98 • Harry Tune ’60 (1) Henry Turlington ’63 Dean Vincent ’77 Matt Webber ’00 George Williams ’57 (1) PSI - COLORADO James Berger ’53 (1) Richard Brolliar ’55 Thomas Cronin ’55 Steve Dunn ’66 (7) Bryce Frey ’53 Eric Kelly ’80 Clyde Kennedy ’40 Ken Loewen ’80 (5) Brian Long ’85 James Massey ’83

Michael McClelland ’60 (1) Tom McWilliams ’66 (2) Mark Motta ’83 David Oliver ’75 • Joseph Pitrofsky ’78 Scott Schell ’78 William Starr ’53 Rick Steineger ’66 Bob Witters ’50 ALPHA ALPHA MICHIGAN STATE Norman Anderson ’51 Brandon Baswell ’87 Norman Bondy ’61 Fred Cotter ’51 Donald Davis ’42 • Joseph Galvin ’61 (1) Richard Karpinski ’59 Jack Katosh ’67 George McGregor ’39 + (2) Ross Roeder ’58 (12) Allyn Shaw ’85 (2) Andy Smith ’89 Ernest Weigele ’58 ALPHA GAMMA DELAWARE Jeff Brittingham ’81 John Farnandez ’53 (1) Paul Harrison ’70 George Henisee ’65 (1) Bruce Jackson ’66 Edward Kimmel ’56 William Lafferty ’82 (4) Ross Lanius ’55 Ted Lynam ’60 Tom Preston ’64 (1) Allen Streett ’60 Donald Sumner ’62 Ray Whiteoak ’57 Ronald Wood ’61 Randy Young ’66 (1) ALPHA DELTA - CASE WESTERN RESERVE Jon Bartos ’62 Raymond Bender ’53 Larry Enterline (2)

Thomas Haig ’41 Peter Harbath ’58 Bryan Hickman ’03 Robert Johnson ’44 Gary Johnston ’69 Kermit Kuhl ’54 Jim Lavelle ’61 (1) Philip Orbanes ’66 Paul Plank ’69 Chan Preston ’53 Bruce Raimy ’60 (1) Dale Richmond ’67 Edmund Rybicki ’60 Allan Schurr ’41 John Seferian ’69 Joe Sulc ’74 Irland Tashima ’67 Edward Tatman ’68 Colin Williams ’10 John Zamojski ’05 ALPHA EPSILON KANSAS STATE Paul Chaffee ’71 Kevin Finson ’71 Joe Grimes ’59 (7) David Huebner ’54 Tom Huecker ’63 (2) Eric Hummell ’82 (2) Dan Simonetti ’87 (6) ALPHA ZETA OREGON STATE Elmo Bowman ’50 Paul Jarvis ’60 Charles McKee ’74 (2) Sante Valpiani ’68 ALPHA ETA - FLORIDA William Andrews ’56 Guilford Bartlett ’57 George Biegler ’62 Maurice Coleman ’56 Jerry Curington ’69 (4) Don Daniel ’61 (1) Gordon Dykes ’47 David Falstad ’78 Tom Freeman ’84 (5) Bill Goacher ’58 Arthur Hanson ’49

GAMMA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Gamma Alpha CEG Fund • Nathan Ackerman, Michigan Tech ’14 • Matt Anderson, Michigan Tech ’15 • Braeton Ardell, Michigan Tech ’15 • Carter Edmondson, Michigan Tech ’15 • Sulgee Haynesworth, Michigan Tech ’12 • Jon Iafrate, Michigan Tech ’13 • Gunnar Johnson, Michigan Tech ’12 • Jake Jurkowski, Michigan Tech ’14 • Spencer Lacy, Michigan Tech ’15 • Andrew LeSage, Michigan Tech ’12 • Ryan Lester, Michigan Tech ’16 • Alexander Oliver, Michigan Tech ’16 • Kyle Pinozek, Michigan Tech ’13 • Clark Reisch, Michigan Tech ’15 • Max Tollefson, Michigan Tech ’13 • Aaron Townley, Michigan Tech ’14 • Evan Turney, Michigan Tech ’14 • Jacob Wood, Michigan Tech ’12 WERNKE AWARD Provided by the Gamma Beta CEG Fund • Nate Wilson, Cincinnati ’12 GAMMA BETA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Gamma Beta CEG Fund • Joe Gallo, Cincinnati ’14 • Chase Goodman, Cincinnati ’15 • Kasra Karamlou, Cincinnati ’15 • Mitch Keadle, Cincinnati ’13 • Braden Stautberg, Cincinnati ’15 GAMMA ETA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Gamma Eta CEG Fund • Brian Adams, East Carolina ’15 • Jack Kaplan, East Carolina ’14 DELTA NU SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Delta Nu CEG Fund • Baxter Foskuhl, Wright State ’16 • Nick Kovar, Wright State ’13 • Riley Mace-Hoban, Wright State ’16 • JaQuan Williams, Wright State ’14

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Walt Hardenstine ’68 John Harkness ’64 (4) Gary Jaffe ’83 Ronald Lyman ’83 Leonard Lyons ’58 Tom McGurk ’83 (1) Karl Morris ’57 Solon O'Neal ’50 (1) Reed Rollins ’49 (1) Victor Smith ’63 (2) George Trotter ’54 Tom Zaydon ’70 Barrett True ’56 ALPHA THETA WILLIAM & MARY David Belew ’50 Baxter Bell ’47 Andrew Cremedas ’60 Stephen Goodwin ’78 Douglas Jones ’74 Jeffrey King ’73 Roy Lorenz ’48 Michael Sola ’88 ALPHA KAPPA WASHINGTON STATE Douglas Frederick ’70 • John Jackson ’60 Robert McMillan ’68 (2) Laurence Morse ’40 Gottlieb Ribary ’53 ALPHA LAMBDA AUBURN Boyce Cook ’57 (2) John Drew ’01 (1) Buck Feltman ’59 (3) Preston Hassler ’56 (1) Michael Henry ’88 (1) Charles Jager ’53 Eugene Jones ’55 Mark Leslie ’80 Matt Morrison ’91 (1) Hugh Nicholson ’51 (1) Bob Pirkle ’60 (3) Faron Presley ’00 • Lyndon Ramey ’68 Chuck Smith ’69 James Smith ’65

Donald Toole ’60 Milton Watts ’62 (4) ALPHA MU OHIO WESLEYAN Wayne Buxton ’56 Joseph Shipman ’53 ALPHA NU IOWA STATE Lewis Allen ’67 (1) Robert Brainard ’59 Todd Little ’78 Steven Palmquist ’67 Larry Travis ’56 Galen Zumbach ’73 ALPHA OMICRON LAFAYETTE Steve Cunerd ’61 Andrew Ferenschak ’62 Bill Keck ’59 Ralph Moulton ’59 Norbert Smith ’59 Donald White ’59 ALPHA PI WASHINGTON Rod Chisholm ’56 Theodore Redman ’63 Art Sorenson ’46 ALPHA RHO GEORGIA TECH Kenneth Amann ’64 (1) Brad Beczkalo ’74 Steve Chaddick ’70 (10) Dean Drinkard ’67 (3) Allan Glover ’69 Larry Huang ’70 (3) Richard Hunder ’56 • Mike Maffett ’65 Don Nordal ’52 (1) Rich Rabe ’53 Rich Wang ’95 (3) Daniel Weir ’78 Matthew Wiechart ’93 Bud Williams ’51

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ALPHA SIGMA COLORADO STATE Edwin Arnold ’61 (3) Wilder Bancroft ’62 Brad Blockhus ’88 John Gaarde ’63 Tyron Godwin ’81 Allan Howard ’66 Robert Johnson ’65 Jonesy Jones ’63 (1) Jan Lommele ’68 Charles McConnell ’60 Mike Rosser ’61 (3) David Stout ’67 James Turner ’57 • Gary Wagner ’61 (2) ALPHA TAU - CORNELL Scott Conroe ’01 Ralph Fields ’57 • David Gatti ’51 Warren Jones ’61 • Thomas Lentz ’58 Patrick Madden ’85 (1) Henry Marshall ’15 • Tom McNamee ’66 Paul Orshansky ’14 • Glenn Peterson ’72 (1) John Scarangello ’69 Don Snyder ’49 + (8) Jack Zinn ’86 (3) ALPHA UPSILON COLGATE Lloyd Johnson ’63 Ronald Schongar ’51 • ALPHA PHI - AKRON David Cabell ’63 Jerrold Callen ’66 Elton Coleman ’45 Donald Cort ’46 Donald Coughlin ’61 Robert Croye ’54 Jerry Glinsek ’59 (1) John Haas ’65 Ray Kelly ’69 (1) Bob Leatherman ’60 (6) Tim Norman ’76 Terry Renninger ’61 (1) John Roe ’64

Blin Scatterday ’48 Charles Sear ’63 Willard Spicer ’61 Forrest Westfall ’71 John Wyler ’61 ALPHA CHI MISSISSIPPI STATE Anthony Acosta ’71 • Kelvin Blade ’16 • Durward Dunn ’72 (4) Roy Harris ’62 John Johnson ’64 (4) Bill Jones ’60 (11) Anthony Marucci ’89 (5) Samuel Mayfield ’60 (2) Malcolm Outlaw ’67 Joseph Schneider ’64 Todd Stennis ’91 Oliver Waggener ’72 • (4) Willard Welborn ’62 Robert White ’63 Stephen Wilson ’66 Lee Wyatt ’67 ALPHA PSI TEXAS-EL PASO Brian Cobb ’85 Bill Goodman ’64 • Larry Langberg ’63 Vic Pena ’58 Benny Vanecek ’65 Neil Weinbrenner ’56 John Wilson ’68 ALPHA OMEGA BALDWIN WALLACE Michael Dovilla ’94 (4) Ryan Gajdos ’13 • Phil Jerauld ’65 Jeff Keller ’99 Thomas Konkoly ’65 Logan Lukacs ’10 Glenn McCrea ’64 Richard Neptune ’69 Daniel Papke ’17 • Allan Reinhardt ’48 Ryan Stover ’10 John Tolley ’54

BETA ALPHA - TEXAS James Akkerman ’57 • John Anderson ’51 Bob Cantrell ’80 Richard Foote ’59 (2) Allen Johnson ’56 Fritz Kronberger ’59 Paul Midkiff ’80 (2) Don Phillips ’82 (8) Eric Weig ’83 (1) John Williams ’80 BETA BETA LOUISVILLE Rudy Beavin ’57 Bill Brasch ’67 (3) John Burckle ’58 Gary Caufield ’50 Joseph Cohen ’64 John Davis ’60 Jim Deddens ’49 • John Ellis ’70 Ernie Groves ’63 Jerry Harrell ’53 Chris Hass ’91 Curry Horak ’67 Jack Huber ’55 John Martin ’57 Donald McIntosh ’78 Jack Norris ’65 (4) Grover Potts ’63 David Robinson ’52 Billy Roby ’91 Don Romans ’50 Ed Schroering ’48 Jeffrey Sellins ’64 (1) Tom Shaughnessy ’70 James Steltenpohl ’71 Sam Stevens ’15 • Stephen Swan ’04 Joe Thomas ’69 Brian Triplett ’79 Richard Wheatley ’59 BETA GAMMA - IDAHO Bob Acock ’48 Dennis Dines ’68 Doug Hammond ’73 Parker Haymans ’15 • Scott Kunau ’82 Keven Prather ’81


BETA EPSILON— SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Millburne Cassady ’65 Ron Day ’69 (2) Scott Evans ’79 John Howard ’65 Buddy Klein ’49 Jay Marion ’14 • Rick Osswald ’72 Ralph Smith ’50 Rick Villarreal ’76 • Elliott Voivedich ’85 Doug Williams ’76 BETA ZETA - NEW MEXICO STATE William Barr ’56 • Heinz Gehlhaar ’56 • Dick Gilbert ’53 Roy King ’73 (4) Norman Marley ’54 Robert Medler ’69 Jeff Meyers ’69 Ray Reid ’83 Stephen Roberts ’70 • + John Scruggs ’60 Bob Tobey ’71 (1) David White ’00 Wick Wickstrom ’57 BETA THETA - KANSAS Jason Abnos ’12 Kerry Lindenbaum ’71 (1) William Martin ’57 Stephen Martino ’91 David Myers ’68 Steven Roth ’66 Robert Rudrauff ’48 (1) Kent Schell ’67 (2) BETA IOTA FLORIDA STATE Ricky Bailey ’03 Edward Campbell ’46 Richard Coleman ’68 • Robert Ford ’57 Walter Garrard ’68 James Kidd ’86 Les Kushner ’76 Andy Macak ’03 (4)

Michael Macak ’72 Bill Macak ’73 (6) Harry Mullikin ’49 (1) Gary Roberts ’65 Ryan Simpson ’11 • Tony Umer ’89 Don Wilczynski ’88 BETA KAPPA OKLAHOMA STATE Eric Campbell ’72 (1) Gary Crawford ’66 • Preston Cullison ’14 Aaron Curry ’91 Bill Emerson ’61 David Fulton ’67 (2) Jeff Gaden ’91 • John Gray ’04 (4) Timothy Harper ’81 Allen Jones ’77 Michael Kinnison ’81 Richard Kugler ’54 Mac McKinley ’51 (6) Kenneth McKinnis ’56 David Miller ’89 Kyle Rutledge ’12 Randall Schuermann ’67 (1) Steven Shoemaker ’81 Ray Smith ’70 (1) David Tanner ’67 Chris Ward ’78 Bob Zoeller ’79 BETA LAMBDA INDIANA Zach Benezra ’15 • James Carter ’56 Rafe Cloe ’54 William Hammack ’68 Jordan Loeb ’06 (1) Thomas Marshall ’52 Paul Moeller ’05 Glenn Moore ’62 Denis Stillman ’80 Scott Vanderpoel ’05 • Rick Wilson ’81 (3) BETA MU - KENT STATE Doug Bambeck ’93 (1) Garrath Blucker ’87

Mike Bowie ’91 Dave Britt ’87 (2) Raymond Conley ’87 Bill Fesler ’49 Michael French ’88 (2) John Friend ’87 (2) Richard Harrison ’65 • Jim Heilmeier ’49 (7) Terry Hilson ’60 Dale Holland ’87 (4) Chip King ’11 (1) William Loeb ’50 (3) Dave Prior ’58 Jason Reckard ’87 Rob Reese ’87 (5) David Renninger ’61 (1) John Sechrist ’64 Edward Sulek ’56 + Nick Zurcher ’15 • BETA XI - GEORGIA Dale Bartlett ’63 Lennart Bjerken ’52 Henry Bohn ’56 Peter Bohn ’59 Robert Derrick ’67 Victor Grose ’68 Steve Huppert ’66 Mickey Hyams ’86 Eugenio Macouzet ’16 • Carroll Padgett ’67 Bob Ragsdale ’66 (1) David Ryan ’94 • Charles Van Rysselberge ’67 (1) Paul Vivian ’69 BETA OMICRON MARYLAND Chuck Andres ’77 Chuck Belanger ’69 Charles Blackman ’67 Gerald Bloom ’55 Allan Etridge ’64 Ray Ferranti ’69 Rich Fischer ’81 Rod Frederick ’62 Greg Hollen ’75 (8) Nick Keck ’56 (2) Mattew Maschler ’91 (5)

EPSILON THETA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Epsilon Theta CEG Fund • Brian Banifatemi, San Francisco Sate ’13 • Nick Francis, San Francisco Sate ’14 • James Gaddi, San Francisco Sate ’14 • Mark Saur, San Francisco Sate ’13 • Liam Sidebottom, San Francisco Sate ’15 • Jonathan Torres, San Francisco Sate ’13 ELFERS OMEGA SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Elfers Omega Scholarship Fund • Bam Akomolafe, Old Dominion ’14 • Aaron DuVall, Louisville ’14 • Sam Polk, Rochester ’14 • Jeff Steller, Kentucky ’06 • Aden Tessman, Cal Poly-Pomona ’14 • Brandon Wojtasik, Baldwin Wallace ’09 EWING T. BOLES SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Ryan Gajdos, Baldwin Wallace ’13 ERNEST H. VOLWILER SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Eric Helm, Illinois AM J. FRANKLIN S. MCMULLAN SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Will Stahovec, Florida ’14 JACK L. ANSON SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Chase Riddle, Louisville ’10 J. OLIVER AMOS SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Josh Freda, Virginia Tech ’11 PAUL A. ELFERS SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Mike Pokorny, Purdue ’13 REA A. & LELA AXLINE SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Paul Artis, Illinois-Springfield ’15

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Nick Nicholas ’49 Mike Novak ’75 Edward Obraitis ’51 + (7) Tim Simon ’76 (4) John Sisson ’65 Mark Staver ’75 Paul Walker ’81 • BETA RHO - UCLA Robert Eichel ’48 Joseph Errico ’50 George Ohanian ’49 BETA TAU BOWLING GREEN William Ault ’80 (1) Richard Barber ’56 Ernest Bouyack ’59 Richard Crandall ’59 Gary Fernwood ’52 Fred Fether ’51 (6) James George ’57 Gareth Glaser ’50 Richard Henningsen ’55 Bill Jenkins ’57 (4) Rick Johnson ’61 Steven Jones ’91 (1) Ed Kime ’51 Ron Konkle ’51 Chris Loucks ’03 Thomas Minarcin ’56 Jon Nicholson ’63 (2) Matt Palmer ’90 Tom Pemberton ’57 Robert Pfohl ’60 Brian Phillips ’63 Dick Ritchie ’58 (1) Donald Ross ’59 + (1) Warren Ruggles ’57 Jay Salvage ’69 Tim Smith ’62 (7) Larry Sparks ’61 Jim Steward ’63 BETA UPSILON HOBART Ken Kreinheder ’58 John Reinheimer ’56

BETA PHI WESTMINSTER Bill Braund ’54 (11) David Dean ’06 • Raymond Dunham ’62 Brian Hardy ’93 (4) Wayne Haskell ’63 Doug Henderson ’60 Hugh Kells ’60 Brian Kocian ’00 Bill Maurer ’50 (2) Phil Petraglia ’80 Donald Scott ’56 John Stoyle ’55 Bruce Thalmann ’85 BETA CHI SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Brad Baird ’68 (2) Don Ballestro ’73 Tony Butkus ’68 Guillermo Flores ’08 Andy Fruth ’08 Dan Holder ’57 Terry Miller ’66 Edward Priester ’16 • Gary Roberts ’64 Dan Serritella ’64 Ray Sophie ’08 Robert Taflinger ’53 Thomas Wehrle ’53 (1) Jerry West ’53 BETA PSI - CAL STATE-LONG BEACH Eugene Borgna ’58 Dhar Carman ’61 (1) Randy Messenger ’77 Dan Miller ’64 Pat Milligan ’59 David Puzio ’07 James Reed ’63 Jerry Ross ’68 Laurence Simpson ’69 Gene Takashima ’91 BETA OMEGA CAL STATE-CHICO Jim Allgaier ’58 James Brown ’58

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Ronald Fear ’58 Doug Hall ’64 Bob Kittredge ’66 (2) Bruce Pentland ’67 Walt Thorpe ’58 GAMMA ALPHA MICHIGAN TECH Harry Askin ’60 Jim Bacon ’59 (8) Bob Bunce ’62 Denis Condon ’62 Jim Doman ’67 Pat Gallagher ’86 Harry Glidden ’63 Ernie Griff ’58 John Keagle ’60 (2) Terry Kinzel ’68 Tom Kunse ’90 (3) Scott La Beau ’76 Jack Labo ’60 Dick Michael ’70 (7) Bryan Morris ’61 • Thomas Morrison ’63 Jerry Myers ’64 Rick Nielsen ’76 Matthew Otte ’94 Nate Peterson ’13 Charles Rennwald ’89 Marty Schendel ’81 (1) Alan Sipinen ’79 (1) GAMMA BETA CINCINNATI Alan Ackenhausen ’60 Harry Addison ’57 Harry Archer ’64 Scott Beck ’82 Paul Belo ’66 Ed Campbell ’67 (4) Tom Carmazzi ’75 Steve Fitzer ’70 (3) Roderick Huff ’66 Joe Huseman ’69 Raymond Loase ’61 Chris Majestic ’93 (1) Joshua O'Brien ’97 (4) Matthew Pedroza ’08 • Michael Plett ’62 (1) Larry Proctor ’66

Nick Rachford ’64 (4) Eddie Rauen ’98 (3) James Rudd ’63 Tom Schaefer ’08 • Mark Seta ’06 • Don Weiss ’67 Tyler Winkelman ’11 • GAMMA GAMMA ST. JOHN’S Jack Alvenus ’89 (6) Nick Davatze ’60 (4) Ray Evans ’63 Glenn Gray ’67 Frank Hauptman ’66 • Larry Pettit ’62 Tommy Ryan ’60 GAMMA DELTA NORTHERN MICHIGAN Kevin Anderson ’80 Jeff Duberville ’86 James French ’62 Mike Fried ’67 John Hale ’69 (1) Steve Koch ’87 GAMMA ZETA CONNECTICUT Howard Crossman ’63 Frank Maresca ’62 John Paganoni ’61 Chuck Raymond ’60 Ken Vonasek ’67 GAMMA ETA EAST CAROLINA Steve O'Geary ’78 Marty Rooker ’71 • Al Separk ’63 (3) Barney West ’60 GAMMA THETA WESTERN MICHIGAN Douglas Barry ’70 William Hansen ’62 James Madaus ’62 (1) John Sabol ’94 David Shankland ’62

GAMMA IOTA SACRAMENTO STATE Wally Borland ’71 Jim Halderman ’63 Lawrence Johnson ’67 Rick Keltner ’76 (6) John Ousley ’76 Paul Sax ’63 (1) John Thompson ’68 (1) Daniel Turner ’66 GAMMA KAPPA C.W. POST Ruben Rodriguez ’92 Nat Tartamella ’64 GAMMA LAMBDA CENTRAL MICHIGAN Nick Bruewer ’12 Mike Greene ’10 John Kaczynski ’04 (3) Jim Lahmann ’65 J.J. Lewis ’04 (5) Wayne Maybaugh ’77 Grady Nouis ’03 Kenneth Rice ’70 Jeff Rivard ’65 (5) Craig Russell ’95 • Kurt Schulze ’70 Adam Shook ’14 Robert Smith ’87 Carl Sproul ’99 Brock Thatcher ’09 Bill White ’67 GAMMA MU - BRADLEY Bill Blum ’68 Jim Davis ’69 (1) Anthony De Persia ’67 Mike Loden ’80 Robert McLaren ’65 Perry Miller ’65 Jason Moderi ’92 Scott Nass ’93 Jeremy Ruck ’89 Andy Sondgeroth ’97 Russell Wayne ’71 Gary Wright ’62


GAMMA NU - RIT Tom Baxley ’10 PJ Best ’04 Tall Paul Darragh ’12 Thomas Davis ’67 Pete Drexel ’68 Phil Frandina ’08 Peter Gabrail ’83 Brian McMahon ’71 Tim Moonan ’82 Dave Panish ’04 Douglas Perkins ’70 Gary Proud ’66 Eugene Toth ’78 Jerry York ’70

GAMMA TAU OLD DOMINION Thomas Burrell ’71 Daniel Dauer ’67 (4) Jon Hays ’07 (3) Nick Popejoy ’11 • Adam Samson ’07 (3) Darryl Thompson ’14 Fred Tugas ’11

GAMMA XI - EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Gardner Burton ’89 Michael Greene ’88 John Roniger ’14 Alan Ross ’71 Clifton Sikes ’66

GAMMA PHI DELTA STATE Tom Barron ’68 Charles Nelson ’90

GAMMA OMICRON CAL STATE-FULLERTON Eric Bayani ’88 Tristan Hilpert ’03 Lee Huffman ’94 Tim O'Connell ’73 • Dominic Recchia ’68 Michael Stieger ’67 Tom Tinker ’97 Bob Wohlers ’67 Carlos Zamora ’88 • GAMMA PI YOUNGSTOWN Grey Glover ’68 John Grzebieniak ’68 John Scoff ’67 GAMMA RHO NEBRASKA-KEARNEY Lloyd Lipska ’66 Scott Stewart ’69 (11) GAMMA SIGMA UC-DAVIS Ronald Franceschi ’67 • Donald Wolfe ’67 •

GAMMA UPSILON SPRING HILL Jeff Hilperts ’96 Matthew Ryan ’78 George Simmerman ’78 (1)

GAMMA PSI TEXAS STATE Mark Armstrong ’69 Jack Gatlin ’68 Larry Herring ’70 • Rick Siddall ’68 DELTA BETA EVANSVILLE Ken Donaldson ’86 Jamison Heard ’12 Scott Linneweber ’89 Kenneth Miller ’69 • Alvin Roettger ’68 Whit Tice ’99 Brandon VanWaeyenberghe ’01 • Gary Willis ’68 DELTA GAMMA OLE MISS Rip Collins ’69 Buzz Green ’66 (4) Randall Jones ’70 Allan Kean ’74 • Chuck Leemon ’69 (6) Daniel Miller ’76 Michael Smith ’70 Chuck Woodall ’79 (2)

DELTA DELTA - BRYANT Ramon Ohara ’69 DELTA EPSILON ST. CLOUD Shawn Nelson ’03 • Jon Olson ’16 • DELTA ZETA EMPORIA STATE Dennis Donahoo ’71 + (1) DELTA ETA - MARSHALL James Kegley ’70 DELTA THETA GEORGETOWN Dustin Brown ’05 Ralph Cox ’81 Mike Gabhart ’95 (3) Corey Goad ’15 Dave Huffman ’76 (4) Larry Mayne ’70 William McCarthy ’82 Joey Raymond ’98 (2) Scott Robertson ’90 Dan Schlipf ’07 Keith Thomson ’98 Tyler Wash ’06 (3) DELTA KAPPA TENNESSEE Dick Hodgdon ’75 Jordan Marshall ’01 James Pemberton ’71 Gary Rose ’83 (4) David Tonahill ’98 Nathan Wilburn ’80 DELTA LAMBDA MUSKINGUM David Cepek ’91 Tim Coss ’84 Steve Hartman ’89 (4) Brockton Hefflin ’81 Chuck Johnson ’71 James Moore ’71 Shawn Smith ’84 Michael Thomin ’71

E. THOMAS BOLES JR. SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Alex Fruth, Illinois-Springfield ’14 PARENTS FUND SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Parents Scholarship Fund • Jason Freedman, Cornell ’15 • Austin Shaw, Purdue ’13 GREGORY D. HOLLEN SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Gregory D. Hollen Fund • Aaron Vance, Louisville ’14 HAROLD H. SHORT SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation • Tue Vu, San Jose ’14 CHARLES M. SHAW SCHOLARSHIP Provided by the Charles M. Shaw Fund • Tim Anderson, Mount Union ’13 • Marcus Edwards, Illinois ’16 • Donnie Gibbons, Colorado ’13 • Bryan Medema, Indiana ’08 • Dietz Meyer, Louisville ’16 • Casey Norton, St. Cloud ’12 • Michael Rosenberger, Illinois-Springfield ’14 • Clint Simmons, Mount Union ’14 • Sam Stevens, Louisville ’15 • Carlos Zamora, Case Western Reserve ’13

DELTA OMICRON PAN AMERICAN Manuel Gonzalez ’84 Arturo Perez ’74

DELTA NU WRIGHT STATE Chad Clark ’02 Zac Ganger ’12 • Rod Guthrie ’89 (4) Chris Hoff ’94 KJ Jordan ’74 (5) Todd Lucas ’94 Brian Todd ’91

DELTA PI MURRAY STATE John Gruccio ’13 •

DELTA MU CLEVELAND STATE Gary Klingbergs ’82 (4) John Neubert ’78

DELTA RHO EASTERN KENTUCKY Brandon Bisig ’01 (1) Josh Bleidt ’96 (4) Josh Ford ’01

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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

Travis Robinson ’98 (2) BJ Ruckriegel ’96 Ashley Sullivan ’95 • Gabe Uebel ’95 (2) Chuck Whatley ’01

EPSILON GAMMA COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY Chris DuMont ’89 Timmy Gallagher ’86 Jeff Lewis ’97 (2) Dennis Morgan ’91 (1) Rick Worrell ’87

EPSILON NU CLEMSON Adam Goetz ’95 (1) Chris Braciszewski ’00

ZETA THETA NORTH TEXAS Tawfiq Shah ’15 Michael Soto ’15 •

EPSILON OMICRON FROSTBURG STATE Greg Hughes ’96

EPSILON DELTA VIRGINIA WESLEYAN Charles Westphal ’92

EPSILON PI - NORTHERN KENTUCKY Jim Clark ’04

ZETA LAMBDA MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE Evan Dunne ’15 • Brandon Lewis ’15 •

EPSILON SIGMA CHAPMAN John Resurreccion ’02 (1)

DELTA PSI - RIDER Stefan Karlson ’89 Tony Leazzo ’90 Mark Scher ’85 (1)

EPSILON EPSILON WILLIAM PATTERSON Eddie Baldofsky ’13 Andy Gutierrez ’16 • Joshua Hall ’13 • Justin Levin ’13 Matt Mullins ’16 •

DELTA OMEGA TRUMAN STATE Ralph Cupelli ’94 Tim Hudson ’97 (3) Stephen Williams ’98 (1)

EPSILON ETA OSWEGO STATE Russ Byer ’90 (1) Dave Monk ’89 (2) Stephen Rupprecht ’91 (3)

EPSILON ALPHA TEXAS A&M Mark Artlip ’88 Jason Leone ’91

EPSILON THETA - SAN FRANCISCO STATE Peter Aughney ’90 Jose Cortez ’03 •

EPSILON BETA WEST VIRGINIA TECH James Cavezza ’93 • Nat Eisenberg ’08 Dave Estep ’97 Wilden Harbour ’94 Mike Jones ’01 • Benjamin Keenan ’94 • Derick Meadows ’90 Rich Robinson ’94

EPSILON KAPPA RUTGERS Bill Aprea ’91 Sasha Kanevsky ’05 Steve Moore ’99 (5) Yogesh Patel ’01 •

DELTA SIGMA - WEBBER John Logsdon ’88 DELTA TAU - CAL POLY-POMONA Jeremy Botica ’06 Gregory Brown ’02 • Tony Sciarra ’99 Daryl Walker ’89

EPSILON LAMBDA LONGWOOD Robert Harrell ’94 Scott Knaggs ’96 EPSILON MU UNC-PEMBROKE Ryan Revier ’03

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EPSILON TAU ARIZONA Ken Bonebreak ’98 Andre Esquer-Ruiz ’13 Doug Harrington ’03 Miles Marymor ’13 Cliff Unger ’98 (5) EPSILON OMEGA SHEPHERD David Hoffman ’04 • ZETA ALPHA BELMONT Michael Lummus (1) ZETA GAMMA SAN JOSE Brian Yip ’14 • ZETA EPSILON LYNCHBURG Jordan Ricci ’16 • ZETA ZETA - ILLINOISSPRINGFIELD Alex Fruth ’14 Terry Fruth ’14

FRIENDS OF PHI TAU Lisa Adams Cass Apple Veronica Atkins Marquez Brown David Callahan Jay Chafetz Margot Chafetz Alan Coats Kathleen Dole-Airoldi Matt Fingeret Ann Foust Jamie Geise Tina Goodman Maria Gugerty Kevin Jackson Carol Jackson Jon Lucas Emily McCann (2) David McClevish Laurie McClevish Cecilie McGhehey Judith McGinnis Tim McGuire Karen McMullen Richard McMullen Donna McMullen Jeff McNaul Debbie McNaul John Mohr Cindy Morgan Tom Pape (1) David Pugh Ted Puzio Stasia Puzio Mary Lou Reisbick

Courtney Roggenkamp Jess Schauble Todd Shelton Rebecca Shier Viebrock Rochelle Sibbo Joseph Stemmle John Tartaglia Jane Foote Tartaglia Angie Van Winkle The Children's Heart Foundation

In Case of Error Every attempt has been made to ensure the Honor Roll is accurate. If you feel the information is incorrect, please contact the Foundation Office at foundation@phikappatau.org or call (800) PKT-1906.


HERITAGE SOCIETY The Phi Kappa Tau Heritage Society was established to honor and recognize alumni and friends who have made provisions for future generation of brother though a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance and other planned gifts. The plus sign (+) represents those brothers who have entered Chapter Eternal. Their legacy continues to live on through their gift to the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation.

Jack Alvenus, St. John’s ’89 Eldon Baber, Cal State-Long Beach ’79 Kent Bailey, Arkansas ’89 Charlie Ball, Miami ’82 Robert Bartheld, Iowa State ’49 William Bateman, Colorado ’70+ Rhett Bentley, Auburn ’74 Josh Bleidt, Eastern Kentucky ’96 Roscoe Blyler, Penn State ’41+ Kevin Boatright, Nebraska Wesleyan ’71 Ewing Boles, Centre ’14+ Bill Boles, Kentucky ’49+ Mark Boyd, Miami ’71 Casey Britt, Transylvania ’35+ Steve Brothers, UC Berkeley ’66 Norm Brown, Ohio State ’50 William Budd, Illinois ’31+ Jerry Carlton, Ohio ’58 David Cathcart, Delaware ’24+ Ray Clarke, Bowling Green ’51+ Bob Cook, Florida State ’81 John Cosgrove, Florida ’68+ Lewis Culver, Colorado ’24+ Tom Cunningham, Nebraska Wesleyan ’60+ Jay Davis, Webber ’82+ Mel Dettra, Ohio State ‘45+ Michael Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’94 Alan Dunn, San Francisco State ’78+ Mike Ecton, Georgetown ’00 Paul Elfers, Wisconsin ’24+ Jerry Feezel, Kent State ’49+ Gary Fernwood, Bowling Green ’52 Fred Fether, Bowling Green ’51 Larry Fisher, Ohio State ’60 Alfred Fong, Cal State-Fullerton ’67 Phil Ford, Webber ’81+ George Gamble, Ohio ’65 Dan Garcia, Cal Poly-Pomona ’97+ Bill Goacher, Florida ’58

Adam Goetz, Clemson ’95 John Good, Ohio ’47+ Curtis Greeley, Florida ’55+ John Green, Nebraska Wesleyan ’60 Buzz Green, Ole Miss ’66 Jim Hamilton, Ohio State ’63 Steve Hartman, Muskingum ’89 Jon Hays, Old Dominion ’07 Haze Hazelton, Coe ’75 Donald Henry, Illinois ’35+ Greg Hollen, Maryland ’75 Chris Hornbrook, Bradley ’80+ Dan Houck, North Carolina State ’97 Victor Hudy, Michigan Tech ’84 Dan Huffer, Ohio State ’57 Roger Humphrey, Ohio ’34+ Elmer Hunter, Colorado State ’40+ Bill Jenkins, Bowling Green ’57 Ken Jordan, Wright State ’74 Bob Kaiser, Penn State ’74 Jeff Karpiak, Florida ’69 Rick Keltner, Sacramento State ’76 Bob Kennedy, Southern California ’47+ Cal Klumb, Miami ’58 Dave Lapinski, Penn State ’74 Harry Lash, Illinois ’49 Jeff Lawton, Oswego State ’90+ Bob Leatherman, Akron ’60 Steve Lerer, Rutgers ’02+ J.J. Lewis, Central Michigan ’04 Jeff Lewis, College of New Jersey ’97 Steve Lilly, Evansville ’80 Ken Loewen, Colorado ’80 Todd Lucas, Wright State ’94 Michael Lummus, Belmont ’06 John Mankopf, Coe ’65 Anthony Marucci, Mississippi State ’89 Roland Maxwell, Southern California ’22+

Jim McAtee, Ohio ’65 Jay McCann, Spring Hill ’74+ Tom McCleave, Bowling Green ’50 Derick Meadows, West Virginia Tech ’90 Dick Michael, Michigan Tech ’70 Joel Miller, Auburn ’69 Paul Mook, Bowling Green ’50+ J.T. Muncey, Kentucky ’37+ Todd Napier, Evansville ’83 Ben Nelson, Transylvania ’78 Randy Nichols, Ole Miss ’72+ Gary Nixon, Akron ’61 Edward Obraitis, Maryland ’51+ David Ozag, East Carolina ’05+ David Paganucci, Sacramento State ’69+ Matt Parker, Evansville ’93 Kent Parr, Evansville ’76 Howard Pieper, Texas ’48+ Gary Proud, RIT ’66 Bob Ragsdale, Georgia ’66 Jim Rawn, Florida ’67 Paul Raymond, Coe ’23+ Joey Raymond, Georgetown ’98 Jason Reckard, Kent State ’87 Jeff Rivard, Central Michigan ’65 Ross Roeder, Michigan State ’58 Mike Rosser, Colorado State ’61 John Sabol, Western Michigan ’94 Brent Seelmeyer, Tennessee ’94 Charles Shaw, UC Berkeley ’49+ Allyn Shaw, Michigan State ’85 Tim Simon, Maryland ’76 Randolph Smallwood, Franklin & Marshall ’53+ Ray Smith, Oklahoma State ’70 Don Snyder, Cornell ’49+ Allen Soderberg, Purdue ’49 Tom Tatham, Florida ’31+ Lee Turk, Louisville ’66

Lewis Waddington, Colorado ’36+ Darrell Wells, Longwood ’94 George Wenzel, Florida ’40+ Victor Williams, Texas ’51+ Rick Wilson, Indiana ’81 Arthur Wilson, Longwood ’94 Kees Woudenberg, Cal StateLong Beach ’01 Tom Young, Mount Union ’34+

There are many different methods of making planned gifts, but all donations to the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation are deductible for estate tac purposes. If you wish to make such a gift to Phi Kappa Tau, please contact Director of Philanthropy Charlie Ball, Miami ’82, at cball@phikappatau.org.

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FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

FOUNDATION BY THE NUMBERS

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

$357,772 $371,710 $418,053

2014 2015 2016

19 NATIONAL-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

>1,400 TOTAL DONORS

$201,106 TOTAL CEG DISBURSEMENTS

12 MILLION

69 60% 3 IN ASSETS [$12,130,574 TOTAL]

CHAPTER-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

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INCREASE FROM 2015 GIFTS [$799,372 TOTAL]

ALUMNI RELATIONS & THE LAUREL 2014 2015 2016

$142,075 $124,033 $87,303

MANAGEMENT & GENERAL

$276,854 $319,509 $360,096

2014 2015 2016

FUNDRAISING & MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 2014 2015 2016

$78,510 $119,992 $152,277 TOTALS

2014 2015 2016

$855,211 $935,244 $1,017,729


WAYS TO GIVE Giving back to Phi Kappa Tau is one of the finest traditions of our Fraternity. The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation offers several methods of giving to suit your specific interests and needs. The Foundation offers a number of vehicles providing donors the chance to make an immediate difference or plan a long-term gift. All of these options offer great tax benefits. We invite you to consider the many opportunities available.

ONLINE

goals. Planned gifts include, but are not limited to, cash, bonds,

An online gift is a quick and secure way to make a contribution to

stock securities, personal property, retirement plan assets and

the Foundation. By visiting our giving site, you can make a one-time

insurance policies.

gift or establish a recurring monthly gift. The Foundation accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

LIFE INSURANCE The gift of life insurance can make a remarkable difference for a

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relatively small dollar investment in premium payments by you during

You can mail a check or credit card gift to the Foundation.

your lifetime. You can name the Foundation as owner of a policy, and

Send all correspondence to:

as such, the premiums you pay will qualify as a tax-deductible gift. Or,

Phi Kappa Tau Foundation

you can name the Foundation as the beneficiary on an existing policy.

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Benefits paid from such policies not only generate a substantial gift to

5221 Morning Sun Road

the Foundation, but are not taxable as a part of your estate.

Oxford, Ohio 45056 IRA ROLLOVER PHONE

The Charitable IRA Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older

Call (800) PKT-1906 and ask to speak to a member of the

to make direct transfers of up to $100,000 per year from individual

Foundation staff.

retirement accounts to qualified charities without having to count the transfers as income for federal tax purposes. Since no tax is

AUTOMATIC FUND TRANSFERS

incurred on the withdrawal, gifts do not qualify for a charitable

Regular automatic monthly bank or credit card drafts make giving to

deduction, but may be counted toward an individual’s minimum

the Foundation more convenient to meet your philanthropic goals.

required distribution.

APPRECIATED STOCK/SECURITIES

PLEDGED GIFTS

Gifts of stock or appreciated securities offer a cash alternative to

If you do not have the cash or assets to make an outright gift to

giving with great tax benefits to the donor.

the Foundation, you can sign a pledge. This agreement allows you to make a philanthropic commitment to the Foundation and pay the gift

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS

over a certain period of time. Foundation policy states that pledge

Many companies match their employee’s personal charitable contribu-

must be for more than $5,000 and for no more than five years.

tions. Ask your employer if your company participates in a matching gift program and make the Foundation your non-profit of choice.

The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation

PLANNED GIFTS

are deductible under section 170 of the code. The Foundation acknowledges

The Foundation will work with you and your estate planner to

that donors will not receive goods or services in exchange for donations. All

design a planned gift that meets your short- and long-term financial

contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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SIDELIGHTS

SIDELIGHTS LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Phi Kappa Tau 2020: Focusing Our Vision is Phi Kappa Tau’s strategic plan. Created by the National Council and Executive Offices staff, the plan was ratified in 2016 by the 62nd National Convention in Sacramento, Calif. The plan focuses the organization on five strategic imperatives.

GOVERNANCE RECRUITMENT/RETENTION EDUCATION LEADERSHIP SERVICE Giving back to Phi Kappa Tau is one of the finest traditions of our Fraternity. With strong strategic plans in place for both the Fraternity and Foundation, it is an exciting time to be a Phi Tau. Support the mission, vision and strategic direction of our Fraternity by donating today. You will be glad you did!

HAVE THE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

W

e’ve had a lot of successes this past year in Phi Kappa Tau. But among the most important of these to me has been the number of young men who participated in leadership or educational programing sponsored by our Fraternity and our Foundation. These programs are designed to educate young men in leadership styles, helping them identify strengths and areas for improvement, teaching how to work as a team to accomplish goals, empowering them to challenge their membership, and leading us on a path consistent with being Men of Distinction. Our Presidents Academy, Regional Conferences and Leadership Academies are focused on the undergraduate leader. During Session III of this year's Leadership Academies, a number of undergraduates decided to disregard the known expectations of the program. These men made a choice to acquire and consume alcohol on site during the Academy. Alcohol is not only banned from this program—and has been for more than 20 years—but also was prohibited at the facility hosting the Academy. To be fair, some of the participants were not involved nor aware of the actions. Others were aware and decided to look the other way. Unfortunately, a large number of men breached the policy. When the problem was discovered, we made the decision to cancel the event and send the men home.

phikappatau.org/2020 Was this an unprecedented move within our Fraternity programming? Yes. Is it regrettable that these Leadership Academy attendees missed a valuable leadership development experience? Indeed, it was. Was it a moment that called for tough decision-making and provided an opportunity to demonstrate accountability to our membership? Absolutely.

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DIRECTORY

Each participant was required to participate in an investigation led by his local alumni Board of Governors. Reports of involvement and accountability measures were reported to the Fraternity staff and shared with the National Council. This incident, while unfortunate and isolated in our history, provided us a moment for reflection, tested the resolve of leadership to hold its membership accountable, and provided an opportunity for each young man present to learn a lesson about understanding expectations and accepting responsibility for his actions and those of his brothers. I am grateful for the honest approach taken by our members and the seriousness with which our volunteers have addressed individual concerns. I expect that all our members—undergraduates and alumni alike—will have those difficult conversations about setting expectations for their brothers and holding each other accountable. It’s the only way we will go far in achieving Phi, Kappa and Tau.

WM. TIM HUDSON CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Presidents Academy Dallas, Texas [Jan. 5-7 2018]

63rd National Convention Cleveland, Ohio [July 11-15, 2018]

Volunteer Development Institute Dallas, Texas [Jan. 5-7 2018]

Ewing T. Boles Society Dinner Cleveland, Ohio [July 13, 2018]

Regional Conferences Various Locations [Feb. 2018]

If your chapter is hosting an anniversary celebration, alumni event or other major event, submit the event to communications@phikappatau.org for publication

Leadership Academy Ohio, Calif., Ga. [June 2018]

in the Laurel or website.

NATIONAL PRESIDENT Michael Dovilla Baldwin Wallace ’94 mdovilla@phikappatau.org NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT Bill Brasch Louisville ’67 bbrasch@phikappatau.org FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN Dick Michael Michigan Tech ’70 dmichael@phikappatau.org FOUNDATION VICE CHAIRMAN Greg Heilmeier Bethany ’86 gheilmeier@phikappatau.org CEO Tim Hudson Truman State ’97 thudson@phikappatau.org FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tyler Wash Georgetown ’06 twash@phikappatau.org COO Travis Robinson Eastern Kentucky ’98 trobinson@phikappatau.org

Contact information for the Executive Offices Staff, Fraternity National Council, Foundation Board of Trustees, National Advisors, Domain Directors and Educational Deans can be found online at phikappatau.org/connect.

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