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IN THIS ISSUE 6 LETTER FROM THE GRAND PRESIDENT Grand President Sean Shingler looks ahead to the 67th General Convention and congratulates our recent graduates.

12 DAY OF GIVING RECAP Thank you for all the support. Take a look at the impact made this past March on our second ever Day of Giving.

14 BROTHERS, BY BLOOD AND BY CHOICE

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Two brothers, separated by a few years and 100 miles, took the journey of a lifetime and helped start two chapters. See how Alex and Nick Sheehan played crucial roles in the founding of Ohio State and Cincinnati’s chapters and hear them reflect on their times as undergraduate brothers.

26 CHAPTER REPORTS: A LOOK AROUND THE COUNTRY Chapters from around the country share, in their own words, all they have accomplished over the past six months.

39 HAT TRICK »» p.26

Brother David Poile was recently inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame. Read about his journey to greatness and about his undergraduate life as a Phi Sig.

43 INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHAPTER CONSULTANTS Two new chapter consultants were recently brought on for the 2019-20 academic year. Get to know these brothers before they hit the road.

44 OUR HERITAGE In its earliest iterations, our General Conventions laid the groundwork for our Fraternity as we know it. Former Grand President and Historian Al Shonk takes a look at our first conventions and the effects they had on Phi Sigma Kappa. »» p.48

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We Own A Church! I bet you didn’t know that. Well, let me rephrase, our Gamma Tetarton chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., owns a former church.

Nick Zuniga Executive Director/COO

THE SIGNET PARENTS The Signet is being sent to your address while your student is an undergraduate. If your son is no longer in college or is no longer living at home, please send his new contact information to the email below. SUBMISSIONS All materials for consideration of publication should be submitted to the address below or online at the website phisigmakappa.org. EMAIL Communications@phisigmakappa.org SPECIAL THANKS

You see, back in 2011 the Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Association of Troy purchased the former St. Francis DeSales Roman Catholic Church and rectory as a replacement for an aging facility. Since then, our chapter has had safe, affordable, and quality housing. As part of the purchase agreement, Gamma Tetarton made the commitment to invest back into the community around its Congress Street chapter house in the Mt. Ida neighborhood. What started out as a $50,000 investment into a grant fund from the sale of the former fraternity house, has warped into the support of 47 local projects at $1,000 each. The 11, $1k projects handed out this year came straight from investment income. Some current and past projects include creation of an arboretum and restoration of gravesites in a local cemetery; a performing arts project; equipment for the local food pantry; and interior repair and façade improvements to buildings. I was in the crowd last month when the chapter leadership and alumni handed out checks and brought recipients up to the front of the church to talk about their programs. So much appreciation and respect for the chapter and their men. While sitting in that 160-year-old sanctuary, a feeling came over me like a warm blanket—this is the Golden Rule in action. This is what fraternity is all about. I hadn’t lost that feeling, but I hadn’t experienced it in some time. I know that each and every one of our chapters have Golden Rule moments like that. But we cannot all be there to see them. That’s why we rely on our alumni and undergraduate Brothers to submit Chapter News and why we publish it each issue. So that everyone can experience the Golden Rule in action.

The Signet publication staff thanks the various contributing writers for the articles found within this volume.

I’m disappointed that a handful of groups didn’t submit Chapter News this quarter. If you’re an alumnus of one of those chapters, give them a call and ask why and demand that they include news in the fall. If you need contact information, e-mail me and I’ll give it to you (nick@phisigmakappa.org)!

SIGNET PUBLISHING BOARD

Let’s keep these Golden Rule moments coming and shout our good news from the rooftops. Or, in this case, a steeple top.

Chair Albert D. Shonk, Jr. (Southern Cal ‘54) Board Members Christopher J. Hoye (Ferris State ‘91) Darren S. Azarian (Southern Cal ‘ 94) Tom Wright (Wisconsin/Milwaukee ‘92) Nicholas Zuniga (Ball State AI)

Fraternally,

SIGNET STAFF Nicholas Zuniga (Ball State AI) Joseph Kern (Radford ‘09) Daniel Kobren (Minnesota ‘17)

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VOL. CIX, NO. 1 GRAND COUNCIL Grand President Sean E. B. Shingler (George Mason ‘97) Directors Christopher J. Hoye (Ferris State ‘91) Douglas A. Diekow (Florida AI) Sean McGreevey (Henderson State ‘97) Atif Elkadi (Cal Poly ‘01) Darald Stubbs (Stetson ‘88) Jonathan Taylor (RIT AI) Undergraduate Representatives Will Kraemer (Stevens ‘20) David Leal (Fullerton ‘20) FOUNDATION BOARD President John Sheehan (Northern Illinois ‘82) First Vice President Jeff Liesendahl (Northern Illinois ‘87) Secretary Adam C. Carter (Hobart ‘90) Assistant Secretary Javad M. Khazaeli (Illinois ‘98) Treasurer Thomas Grunwald (Ferris State ‘91) Assistant Treasurer Matt Waltz (Marian ‘02) PROPERTIES BOARD President Shawn J. Shivnen (Eastern Michigan ‘00) Directors Peter J Anderson (Michigan ‘87) Himanshu Chand (Cal Poly ‘01) Blaine Browning (Cal Poly ‘10) Jim Wesley McGuigan (Wisconsin/Milwaukee AI) Michael Palm (Indiana ‘04) Brian Radke (Northern Illinois ‘05) Officers Jonathan Lowrey (NW Missouri ‘07) Shane McIntosh (Ohio State ‘79) Jacob Defassio (Valparasio ‘12) Leigh Lachine (Eastern Michigan ‘90)

Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter to follow my travels. I look forward to this journey, with you by my side. Nick Zuniga, Phi Sigma Kappa COO

PROFESSIONAL HEADQUARTERS STAFF Executive Director/COO Nicholas Zuniga (Ball State AI) Senior Director of Operations Kathy Cannady (Alpha Gamma Delta) Director of Advancement Joseph Kern (Radford ‘09) Director of Chapter Services Grant Carpenter (Northern Arizona ‘13) Director of Education Leslie Pedigo (Delta Gamma) Director of Expansion Erik Silvola (Lambda Chi Alpha) Associate Director of Communications Daniel Kobren (Minnesota ‘17) Financial Services Specialist Marsha Spears Administrative Assistant Karen Miller CHAPTER CONSULTANTS Chapter Consultant Trevor Hartley (Ferris State ‘19) Chapter Consultant Cody Lamana (Northern Illinois ‘19)

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Letter From The Grand President Hello Brothers!

Sean Shingler Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity Grand President

It’s an exciting time of the year for us. Our undergraduate Brothers are nearing the end of the semester. They’re likely looking to start/ return to summer jobs while studying for their final exams. Here’s wishing you success as you complete your studies. We’ll also have nearly 1,000 of these Brothers graduating. Congratulations to our newest alumni! Please connect with fellow Phi Sigs on LinkedIn and ask if any of us can help you. Speaking of our alumni, this is the time of the year when many of us are looking forward to time off, planning summer vacations, and wanting a break from work. Please consider attending our summer Convention in Dallas, TX on July 24 – 27. This is Phi Sigma Kappa’s biggest event, where every two years we gather to conduct fraternity business, provide leadership programming, and experience our Ritual of Initiation (where you’re nearly guaranteed to learn something new, which you’ve possibly forgotten!). I expect we will continue the conversation about substance-free or alcohol-free housing, as many universities have already moved this direction and expect great, candid dialogue. Our staff will also share how our various efforts are moving Phi Sig Forward including expansion efforts, alumni training and our new Brotherhood Development Program. As a reminder to our undergraduate chapters: Plan in advance. Who will you be sending to Convention? Please don’t wait until the last weeks to decide. Your leadership’s attendance is important to receive our programming, share best practices with other attendees/ chapters, and is a great networking opportunity to meet Phi Sigs from across the country. We look forward to celebrating with you. Each time I’ve attended Convention I come away inspired. When Brothers share what they’ve learned from conversations, listening to their passion on fundraising success, and learning of their yearly accomplishments – it’s easy to want to do more for our fraternity. I heard these sentiments from several of our Chapter Advisors during our President and Advisors’ Academy in January. I hope I see many of you again in Dallas. I’ll look forward to laughing, sharing, and challenging our Brothers for success in the new year. Here’s wishing us all timely and safe travel! Damn Proud!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE GROUPS ON HISTORIC MILESTONES!

Cornell Univ. Gamma

120 YEARS (2/26)

Stevens Institute of Technology Iota

110 YEARS (3/15)

Penn State Univ Kappa

110 YEARS (6/7)

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George Washington Univ. Lambda

110 YEARS (10/7)

Univ. of South Carolina Gamma Triton

Rutgers Univ. Nu Tetarton

60 YEARS (1/25)

Indiana Univ. Sigma Triton

90 YEARS (4/20)

60 YEARS (5/1)

UW-Milwaukee Epsilon Phi

Shippensburg Univ. Phi Theta

70 YEARS (5/28)

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:

BROTHER MATT GREGORY

WHAT WAYS ARE YOU CURRENTLY INVOLVED?

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO JOIN PHI SIG? I felt comfortable and valued by the brothers of Phi Sig. Many friends I knew from my hometown joined a large fraternity on campus. I heard stories that one of those members could walk across campus and see another brother wearing their letters and have no idea who that brother was. I wanted to know my brothers, to be a part of a family away from home. I met two of my future brothers when we all served as orientation leaders for freshman orientation during our sophomore year in college. They may not have set out to recruit me but they ended up recruiting me by becoming friends first. I was invited over to the chapter house just to hang out. I enjoyed every minute of the time spent with my friends at the Phi Sig house. Phi Sig felt authentic and I did not feel the Brothers were trying to put on a show in order to recruit me. I have shared this approach as advice to the chapters I have worked with over the years. By focusing on friendship and by showing genuine interest in others, we are making others feel valued and respected. It was this approach that made me join Phi Sig over the fraternity where I knew the most people.

I kept my eyes and ears open on the local and national level for opportunities to become more involved. I threw my name in that hat whenever I could. Another little lesson I learned is that rejection happens. At first, being turned down for an opportunity in Phi Sig or in other organizations was hard to handle. Outside of my undergraduate involvement, I got my first start as a District Governor. I saw something about several vacant District Governor positions and I jumped at the chance when I saw my state and surrounding territory was vacant. I only served for about two years when I moved to another state for a job. A couple years later, I had the chance to become a Chapter Advisor for my home chapter – Kappa Tetarton. The close day-to-day interaction with the men of the chapter is intrinsically rewarding and makes a tremendous difference as far as the experience of the undergraduate brothers. When Alumni Clubs began to emerge nationally, I had the opportunity to serve on the Southern Illinois Alumni Club Board of Directors. Now, I have the privilege of serving as the Club President. On the national level, I have had the honor of serving as a faculty member on the Zillgitt Leadership Institute that past few years. I am a speaker and tend to focus on topics surrounding sexual coercion on campuses. Through this experience, I have been given numerous opportunities to present on the regional and national level at Phi Sig gatherings. Lastly and more recently, I served as one of the members of the Education Team that focuses on all of our educational offerings nationally. Going from putting my name in the hat often to now having the honor to serve in a variety of capacities is a reminder to all of us that there is plenty of opportunity to remain involved and make an impact. Just keep applying or volunteering.

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PHI SIG MEMORY? My favorite Phi Sig memory has to be getting up early on weekends, heading over to the house, waking my fellow golfing brothers up, grabbing a quick breakfast of leftover pizza and heading to play a little round ball. Most of us were not good at golf. But, we all enjoyed the time we spent with each other talking about fraternity and life while we walked from hole to hole. I mean who had the money to pay for a golf cart?! It was during these rounds of golf we got to know each other on a more deep level and gained an appreciation for each other that persists even today. The togetherness and camaraderie of brotherhood was at its best as we played golf together. The focus was on who hit a better drive, who found the sand the most, and on us as brothers.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE? I started out wanting to go to medical school. Upon gaining admission, decided that was not the path for me. At the time, I was experiencing symptoms of depression like many of us probably do. For me, the depression was directly linked to not knowing what I wanted to do when I was less than a year from graduation. So, as any rational person would, I decided to pursue a masters in counseling and higher education. What I did not know at the time, is that the skillset I received from my counseling classes has been instrumental in my work in university administration. Daily, I help students who are in crisis or distress and are not sure where to turn. While I do not function as a counselor, the skillset has been the one sole factor that has helped to set me apart in my career and has helped me become an effective administrator. Other than, a six-year vacation in law enforcement on campus and eventually at the federal level, I have been a university administrator for the duration of my professional career. I have the honor and privilege of serving as the dean of students at Texas Tech and love every minute of my work helping students and supporting students.

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HOW HAS PHI SIG IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? Phi Sig is at the core of my identity as an alumnus, a man, a father, and a brother. I would hear others say, “I used to be a member of XYZ fraternity” and I always wondered why they would say that. For me and for all of us, we took an oath to be a Phi Sig for life. Not an oath of convenience or for just the college years, an oath until the day I die. For this reason, I say, ‘I AM a Phi Sig’. This commitment is the reason I remain involved and the reason I actively seek ways to leave our fraternity better than when I joined. In regard to how Phi Sig has impacted my life, my fraternal connection has impacted me in ways far beyond what I initially had imagined. Like many of us, I thought my brothers would be there to support me in college, would be an immediate social outlet for me, and would be friends after graduation. This was only the tip of the iceberg. For me, I am beginning to see and appreciate more of the 90% of what Phi Sig has to offer all of us that is below the surface of the water. For example, the opportunity to impact current undergraduates in a positive and promising way as an alumnus. The opportunity to meet brothers from all over the country. The feeling of having an immediate familiarity with fellow brothers. A kinship and feeling of love and admiration that only can be compared to family members. Through my involvement and my lifelong commitment to Phi Sig, I have found I belong to a large network of family members – my Phi Sigma Kappa Brothers When I call one of our undergraduates, Brother, or one of my fellow alums, Brother, I mean it. This awareness that Phi Sig is greater than just me and I am a part of something larger than myself, is the gift Phi Sig has given me.

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Thank you

for pushing Phi Sig Foward during our second Day of Giving!

$44,375 DOLLARS RAISED

228 98 SUPPORTING CHAPTERS DONORS REPRESENTED

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SHONK ARCHIVE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER UPDATE

NEW WINDOWS

FRAMING OF NEW WALLS

We are excited to announce that the Albert D. Shonk Jr., Archive & Educational Center and renovations to International Headquarters are officially underway. This project would not be possible without the generous support of over 150 individual donors and dozens of alumni clubs, associations and undergraduate chapters. Walls have been torn down in the lower level and, before you know it, the Shonk Archive & Educational Center will be up and running. This is an important first step in our renovation process and in making the International Headquarters more than just an office. At its completion, the Shonk Archive & Educational Center will be a central location for our Fraternity’s history and traditions. It is going to be a phenomenal place for us to tell our story and a source of pride for all brothers. Construction will continue in the coming months and we will update you on our progress. This is only the first step in this exciting project in partnership with Penwal Industries (owned by Brother Chris Pennington) and CORE Home Solutions. We look forward to sharing many more milestones with you along the way!

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ALEX & NICK

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Alex and Nick Sheehan are closer than most brothers. Growing up, the two were homeschooled, meaning they spend nearly every hour of every day together until older brother, Nick, went to a public high school. While most would leave their little brother to fend for themselves after transitioning to a new school, Nick and his friends had a different approach with Alex.

“He kind of became everyone’s little brother. A lot of my friends were younger siblings. They didn’t have younger brothers and that is what drove a lot of that.” They shared almost everything throughout their lives, but the time came for Nick to go to Ohio State for college. Arriving in 2013, he did not have immediate connections, no clear vision of what he wanted to do in college and no desire to join a fraternity. But one thing was certain: he wanted to make an impact on other people. One day on campus, he ran into someone with an opportunity he could not pass up. “I was walking to class one day and I met someone who was talking about Phi Sig,” he said. “They said they were doing this fraternity and mentioned the things the fraternity stood for. I really liked the opportunity he was describing and the chance to do something a little more meaningful than probably the average college student would be able to do.”

OHIO STATE’S RECHARTERING (2014) His journey to build something bigger than himself began. Looking back, Nick is proud of his accomplishments with Pi Deuteron. The impact he and his fellow founding fathers made with the chapter stretches beyond his time as an undergraduate. “When I think of my Phi Sig experience, a lot of words come to my mind. But the big one is humility,” he said. “Everyone thinks that to change the world you have to come out here and have these crazy ideas and build huge companies. That really isn’t the case. That’s not really the right message. You change the world by doing the little things right. I am incredibly proud of the men we are developing. I am proud of my other founding fathers and what they have gone on to do. They truly are changing the world. I think being a part of that makes me grateful and humbled.”

Nick met some of the guys and was hooked immediately.

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CINCINNATI’S CHARTERING (2017) While he was still in high school, Alex watched his brother build something from the ground up. As a senior, he visited Nick in Columbus and met his Phi Sig brothers. Immediately, Alex knew he wanted friendships in college that only a fraternity could provide. “We had such an awesome experience when Alex came to Columbus to visit,” Nick said. “We hung out with everyone, and they encouraged him to join Phi Sig. We all wanted him to come to Ohio State and join Pi Deuteron.” “I think for me, hanging out with my brother was about having fun, but it was also to see what to expect in college and what do these high-quality relationships look like between different people,” Alex said. “I think he had great relationships with his fraternity brothers in college. Starting there primed my mind to wanting to seek that out in college.” Alex ended up attending the University of Cincinnati and searched for that same connection Nick had to his fraternity brothers. He went through recruitment and could not replicate the what he saw at Ohio State.

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“I remember during welcome week there was almost kind of a competition between kids in my dorm between what houses they got invited to,” Alex said. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘Well I know my brother is in a fraternity, I wonder if there is a chapter at UC.’ I looked it up and there was no chapter here.” At the end of the school’s recruitment cycle, Alex and his friends weighed their options, until Alex had an idea. He could not find the connections they wanted, so he created them himself and started a Phi Sig chapter at the University of Cincinnati. He called Nick, who got him in touch with International Headquarters and the expansion project was underway.

“From there, I just took to other people, I wouldn’t shut up about it in my dorm. Enough people hopped on board, we created a common vision and moved from there.”

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Alex had the outline to build a successful chapter, and he ran with it. He served as the chapter’s first President and guided them through their colonization and, eventually, their chartering. Fast forward to today, Cincinnati is a thriving chapter with leadership in place to maintain its success, thanks in large part to Alex. This past February, Alex achieved the Third Degree of Brotherhood and knows he can be proud of what he accomplished as an undergraduate. “The experience of starting from nothing and moving through the challenges of that was incredibly rewarding,” Alex said. “Getting support from International Headquarters and from the Ohio State chapter, that is what it has meant to me is to have these people who you go on this long and intense journey through college. It’s such an important time. Not only are you starting a new organization and meeting new people, you become an independent person. I was lucky to have this. Many of my best friends are Phi Sigs and when you overcome difficult challenges with other people who are going through the same thing you are, you are going to build a positive relationship with them. That’s something you just can’t get anywhere else.”

Two brothers, two years apart, more than 100 miles away, left two legacies that will be remembered at their respective chapters forever. But no one is prouder of Alex’s accomplishments than Nick, and no one is prouder of Nick’s accomplishments than Alex. “When Cincinnati chartered their chapter, seeing the way his peers talked about [Alex] and the way that they looked at him, you could tell that he made an impact on their lives,” Nick said. “When I am introduced to people in Nick’s life, they always give him this great deal of respect,” Alex said. “Every time Nick gets involved in something new, he really involves himself and applies himself. People value his opinion and he is tenacious. It makes me super proud to be his younger brother.” While the brothers continue into the next phase of their life, they will always share three distinct relationships: brothers by blood, fraternity brothers and best friends.

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PHI SIG HOSTS REVAMPED PRESIDENT AND ADVISER ACADEMY

PHI SIG HOSTS REVAMPED PRESIDENT & ADVISOR ACADEMY

BY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION LESLIE PEDIGO

In an effort to continue to push Phi Sig Forward, we have been listening more and more to our undergraduate members and local chapter advisors about what they need to succeed in their roles. Phi Sigma Kappa strives to adapt to the ever-changing needs of current college students and continued challenges of fraternities and sororities. In response to their feedback, we decided to try something different this year with our officer and advisor training events. In the past, chapters traveled to a Regional Conclave, a drive-in event for six members of their chapter to gather with other Phi Sigs in their area. This year, the Grand Chapter hosted the 2019 Conclave: President and Advisor Academy, a national event held in St. Louis, Missouri for all chapter presidents and a small group of chapter advisors. The event allowed chapter leaders and advisors to meet with similar size and type of chapters, not just those close to them geographically, as well as receive specific jobtraining and the expectations of them in their officer role.

attended the event to learn more about how to succeed as a representative of the Fraternity and as a leader on their campus. In addition, 21 chapter advisors joined their undergraduate advisees to learn information being shared with their presidents, as well as participate in chapter advisor-specific training. The weekend featured a variety of session types including general sessions for all participants, small group meetings with presidents of similar chapters, and an advisor track. General sessions were led by a mix of volunteers and International Headquarters professional staff. The agenda for the weekend was jam-packed with a mix of Phi Sigma Kappaspecific officer training and transferable skills.

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On Friday evening, Grand President Sean Shingler, Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation Board President John Sheehan, and COO/Executive Director Nicholas Zuniga welcomed everyone. Brothers met other participants during large group networking and were inspired by Keith Wenrich’s keynote session “Lead with Heart.” The evening concluded with the first small group meeting and advisor track session, where all participants had the opportunity to become more self-aware through the CliftonStrengths™ assessment, and how they can best utilize those strengths to lead and mentor effectively in their respective Phi Sigma Kappa role. Saturday morning provided tangible takeaways for presidents and advisors alike, sharing best practices for fulfilling the expectations of the Grand Chapter, handling issues that arise related to risk management, and leading a team. In the afternoon, all participants were invited to have an honest conversation regarding challenges that face fraternities. Common answers including hazing, alcohol use and abuse, sexual assault, and apathy or lack of motivation from members. Participants were asked to brainstorm ideas to combat these issues and create a culture of change within their chapters. A special segment was given by Interfraternity Council advisor at the University of Arkansas, Renee Dubois, on how to best partner with the campus and fraternity and sorority staff advisor to accomplish their goals. Presidents then gathered their small groups to put all they learned to practice in a multi-part case study. The case study had them think through challenges on event management, building relations with alumni brothers, and handling an incident with the university. Afterwards, undergraduate participants brainstormed ideas on how to fight apathy within their chapter—a common issue that occurs with all undergraduate fraternities. During this time, advisors completed selfevaluations of their advising effectiveness and learned about the Fraternity’s new initiative to build Alumni Advisory Boards for each local undergraduate chapter. They discussed ideas

THANK YOU TO OUR FACILITATORS!

Sean McGreevey (Henderson St. ‘97) Grand Council Director for the Fraternity

Darald Stubbs (Stetson ‘88) Grand Council Director for the Fraternity

Matt Gregory (Southern Illinois ‘95), employed by Texas Tech University

Keith Wenrich (Susquehanna ‘91) employed by University of Georgia

Christian Williams (FIU ‘12) employed by the University of Delaware

Alicia Delaney (Alpha Chi Omega), employed by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women Headquarters

Renee Dubois (Gamma Phi Beta) employed by the University of Arkansas

Marcus Kelly (Lambda Chi Alpha), employed by the University of Illinois

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POST-PAA SURVEY

97%

113

OF PRESIDENTS SAID THEY HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR ROLE*

TOTAL ATTENDEES

61% PRESIDENTS 19% ADVISERS 20% OTHERS

95%

OF PRESIDENTS SAID THEY WERE MORE PREPARED FOR THEIR TERM AS A RESULT OF THE CONFERENCE*

100% OF PRESIDENTS MADE CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER PRESIDENTS* UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR ROLE*

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*IHQ SENT A SURVEY TO ALL ATTENDEES, 42 PRESIDENTS RESPONDED.


on how to recruit additional volunteer advisors, train alumni brothers on their advisor roles, and retain them for years to come. Saturday evening provided the undergraduate participants an opportunity to visit the City Museum, an “adult playground” in St. Louis whose exhibits consist largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects and that features a 10-story slide. Advisors had the opportunity to meet with Nick Zuniga about the legal responsibilities of serving as a chapter advisor and participate in a Q&A session regarding the expectations for them when challenging incidents occur. Sunday morning focused on action planning so that presidents and advisors could set goals for when they returned to campus and their hometowns. The first general session went in-depth on the Four Areas of Brotherhood, based on the data of fraternity and sorority research firm, Dyad Strategies. Phi Sigma Kappa is partnering with Dyad on the new associate brother education program, launching at the 67th General Convention. This session provided participants a “sneak peek” of what is to come with the new program as well as provide tips and tricks on how to tangibly improve their chapter’s brotherhood. The 2019 Conclave: President & Advisor Academy saw great success in that participants felt more confident in their roles, built stronger relationships with the Grand Chapter and International Headquarters professional staff, and gained a

better understanding of the expectations of them as presidents and advisors. One of the major takeaways for all participants was networking with other brothers from all over the country to share ideas from those who come from similar chapters. One participant said of his experience, “I left knowing that we all face the same problems for the most part and that everyone struggles to find a solution. I learned that, to an extent, all of us doubt our abilities to be an effective president, but realistically all we have to do is acknowledge our flaws/shortcomings and find the right people to surround ourselves with in order to compensate for those.” The Grand Chapter hopes to continue to revamp educational opportunities and resources for the leaders in our organization to be successful. Future plans include creating more online materials to be available throughout the year and providing opportunities for officers and advisors to engage electronically. Additionally, the Grand Chapter plans to host another national in-person conference for select officers and/or advisors in January 2020 as well as focused curriculum for leaders at the Shonk Undergraduate Leadership School 2020. With new challenges for fraternities and sororities presenting themselves on an almost-daily basis, it is necessary for Phi Sigma Kappa to change and evolve to remain a leader in the fraternal industry. We hope the continued focus on leadership and educational opportunities for all members will best equip our leaders to succeed in their chapters, on their campuses, and in their professions. For one advisor participant, the most beneficial part of the Conclave was “the recognition of difficulties that face our organization. I’m glad there are forward-thinkers trying something different.”

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FROM THE DESK OF THE FOUNDATION In 1873 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, six college men banded together to create fraternal organizations dedicated to making better men while providing for a lifetime of Brotherhood. Thirty-seven years later, seven similarly driven men independently started another organization with parallel goals at Emporia State University. Each group independently chose the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, as their founding principle – a lofty precept that is a core teaching of every major religion in the world. Today, the descendants of these 13 visionaries are joined under the umbrella of a single organization. Unlike some other fraternal organizations premised on loyalty to the group, our founders wanted the greater goal of their Brotherhood to be the betterment of the individual, and through him, society at large. By investing in the Character and Conduct of our undergraduate Brothers, we continue to train and mentor men to become better spouses, fathers, brothers, and ethical business and organizational leaders. Those outside the circle of our Fraternity have witnessed these traits and benefitted through the daily acts and leadership of our alumni Brothers. Imagine the challenges our 13 founders faced at the precipice of our journey. Those men would be pleased to see how Phi Sig today supports our 3,000+ undergraduates through: •

Dedicated chapter advisors who mentor today’s undergraduate Phi Sigs and who (for the first time this year) received formal training from the Grand Chapter’s professional educators.

Engaged alumni associations and housing corps that support their chapter houses and financial management needs.

Phi Sig’s dedicated professional staff and volunteers, who this year created and introduced a new Brotherhood Education Program that provides member education during undergraduate years.

The Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation, which provides vital educational funding to the Grand Chapter and local Chapters, helping make all the educational programs and building projects of the Fraternity possible.

Phi Sigma Kappa Properties, our national housing corporation, which supports all Chapters seeking guidance and funding with housing improvements, along with chapter financial, and alumni association operations.

Brothers – let us work together to address the challenges of today and strive to create and maintain great chapters of men that the Grand Chapter, our host universities, communities, and all of society can look upon with pride and appreciation.

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To Our Undergraduates – Strive for Excellence: Many of your undergraduate Brothers will be with you through all of life’s joys and sorrows, up to the end of your time. Take care of your Brothers at all times. Always protect your Brothers’ life and limb and good name, as well as your own. Remember to hold yourself and your Brothers accountable to the lofty principles of Phi Sig. Cherish and nurture those relationships. Recruit good men to join us, and help them to become better men. Be an example and always treat your future and current Brothers according to the Golden Rule. Further, help your Alumni Association, or if need be, create one, to support the chapter and to provide its undergraduates excellent facilities to live and meet in. Be committed to living in your chapter house, keeping it maintained and fully occupied. Set Chapter policies and practices that ensure its financial and physical longevity. Recognize that housing and Chapter operations cost money and be prepared to do your part.

To Our Alumni Associations – Enjoy One Another and Support Your Chapter: Alumni associations, legally, are social organizations that have a significant role in supporting the chapter, its financial management and its chapter house (often through a separate Housing Corporation). They are the communication and social arm of the alumni to the local chapter, and host events such as golf outings, dinner dances, and homecoming celebrations. Recognize that by your group providing enduring support, your chapter will realize its fullest potential. Opening a Chapter Educational Fund (CEF) through the Phi Sig Foundation supports your local chapter and funds expenses to attend national educational events. It is only with a steady guiding hand from a properly organized and financially managed alumni association that is aligned with the chapter advisor that a chapter can navigate all the challenges it will face.

To Our Chapter Advisors – Be a Positive Influence on the Men you Mentor: In many ways, you have the most important, and challenging, volunteer job within our Fraternity. Because of this, it can be the most personally rewarding position. Use a steady hand. Do not rush to judgment, but also do not waver in your commitment to the principles, rituals, and policies of our Fraternity. At times, only your thoughtful judgment and actions, along with some of its members, will maintain the group on a proper path. Always remember, you are National Officers of Phi Sigma Kappa, possessing the authority of the Grand Chapter - use it wisely.

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To All Our Alumni Brothers – Reengage with Phi Sigma Kappa: Become active with your Chapter’s alumni association. If one doesn’t exist, lead the charge in creating one. Serve in one of the Fraternity’s many volunteer positions. Come to Convention and enjoy Brotherhood from across the nation. Support our young collegiate Brothers every way you can; they face many different challenges today than you may be familiar with: • • • •

Exorbitant college costs lead to the average student graduating with tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars of debt. Constant connectivity breeds self-doubt and perceived inadequacies. Increasingly contentious campus environments (often well-deserved) for Greek organizations. Mounting mental strife that should be the burden no college man.

Join us today in supporting our National Fraternity through the Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation. We have a goal to raise an additional $50,000 by June 30th to enhance the programming our undergraduate men will receive at this year’s Shonk Leadership School. As generations before us have done, let us work together for the betterment of our Fraternity. Our undergraduate Brothers NEED YOU. It is only through the annual financial support of alumni Brothers like us that Phi Sigma Kappa can provide transformational leadership education programming to our undergraduate Brothers, enabling them to become better Phi Sigs, and better men. By These Things We Stand.

Your Foundation Board of Trustees John Sheehan (Northern Illinois University) Jeff Liesendahl (Northern Illinois University) Adam Carter (Hobart and William Smith College) Javad Khazaeli (University of Illinois) Thomas Grunwald (Ferris State University) Matt Waltz (Marian University) Darren Azarian (University of Southern California) Jack Barry (Northern Illinois University) Sean Eaves (Midwestern State University) Richard Hall (University of Houston) Sean Hamilton (Stetson University) Charles Idol (University of Houston) Scott Jacobson (California Polytechnic State University) Colby Leathers (University of Alabama) T Scott Lyons (University of Alabama)

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Jon May (Ferris State University) James McNamara (University of Central Missouri) David McNaught (Indiana University) Kenneth Merkt (University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee) Pat Murphy (Northern Illinois University) Hunter Pachman (Young Harris College) Robert Pritchett (University of Tennessee) Glenn Roby (Northern Illinois University) Tyler Rowland (Ohio State University) Greg Stack (University of Kentucky) Bennett Williams (Indiana University) Thomas Wright (University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee)

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CHAPTER REPORTS Chapter reports give us a chance to share how chapters around the country are doing. Chapter reported by the chapters directly to international headquarters. To submit news for the spring Signet, email communications@phisigmakappa.org.

ADELPHI Phi Septaton Garden City, N.Y. 3.14

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APPALACHIAN STATE Delta Octaton Boone, N.C. 36

The Phi Septaton Chapter introduced eight new members to the brotherhood during the Spring Semester. In the upcoming summer, they have three brothers who will be orientation leaders, two of which are returning and one who was just selected while serving our country overseas in Cuba in support of operation enduring freedom. In addition, the chapter hosted our second annual rUNDEAD event in support of the Special Olympics in the fall semester, which continues to gain more and more support and participation from the community. Lastly, Brother Jesse Day will be the President of the InterFraternity Council this coming year. AMERICAN Epsilon Triton Washington D.C. 2.99

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On March 30th, Epsilon Triton held their 83rd Annual Founders’ Day Softball Game and Varbecue, inviting all alumni back for a day of fun and brotherhood. Before the game, there was a ceremony honoring brother Dick Taylor, American University baseball hall of fame pitcher, by naming the American University softball stadium Dick Taylor Diamond. On March 31st, the chapter held their 10th annual DFKDC wing bowl, working with Dreams For Kids DC. This year, the chapter was able to raise the most amount in wing bowl history . The chapter also received two awards from the American University’s Frat and Sorority Life Council, winning awards in both philanthropy and alumni relations.

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The Delta Octaton Chapter helped the Appalachian State Police Department raise over $4,000 for the Special Olympics with the annual Polar Plunge. They also hosted their first ever flag football tournament for April 27th as a second fundraiser this semester. AUBURN Omega Septaton Auburn, Ala. N/A

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The Epsilon Tau brothers at Ball State University have had an exciting and productive Spring semester. With the help of their 22 newly initiated brothers, the chapter has been funding and completing house renovations to improve upon their historical house. These new brothers were some of the first ones to participate in the new Brotherhood Education Program that will launch this upcoming fall. In February, they raised a record-shattering $21,692 for the Special Olympics of Indiana at their annual polar plunge. They were also honored by Ball State’s Office of Greek Life for their outstanding operations and were named Ball State University’s IFC 2018 Chapter of the Year. The chapter has been busy ramping up their community service and working to involve alumni with the active brothers.

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Omega Septaton has added two new members for the spring, both of which have molded well into the brotherhood and campus community. The chapter’s members continue to serve in leadership capacity for a number of on campus organizations, including the Student Government Association, the BIG Event, several national honor societies, and many others. The house chapter room has been recently renovated, and improvements have been made to all 24 of the brother bedrooms. Philanthropically, the members of Omega Septaton participated in Habitat for Humanity and have continued to take part in various events organized by other Greek organizations. The chapter is also planning a fundraising campaign for the Special Olympics of Auburn that will take place in the fall semester.

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CAL POLY Eta Septaton San Luis Obispo, Calif. 2.97

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The Eta Septaton Chapter added a total of 26 new members from the fall and winter classes, with 17 from the fall and 9 from the winter. They recently made the switch to the calendar year terms for exec board and the new board is excited for the next couple of quarters to come. They have been working extremely hard to improve on the Three Cardinal Principles that bind us together as a fraternity. Regarding their improved associate process, they have integrated new ways to enhance their principles such as their Professionalism Week where they spend a full week working with the associate members on their resumes, interview skills, and finding internship and job opportunities for the future. The chapter at Cal Poly has also done very well with our Philanthropy events recently as our Save or Shave event raised over $5,000 for the Special Olympics.


CLEMSON Upsilon Septaton Clemson, S.C.

CAL STATE FULLERTON Iota Pentaton Fullerton, Calif. 2.63

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The Iota Pentaton Chapter initiated 18 members in the fall. The chapter has focused on improving the house and relations on campus. For the last year, multiple members represented the chapter on the Inter-Fraternal Council. The chapter had yet another successful philanthropy event raising over $2,000 for Special Olympics. This spring, eight associates will be initiated and the chapter is excited to continue doing great work.

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With many older active leaders of the Omega Tetarton Chapter graduating, it became the responsibility of the younger active members to quickly grasp how to run the chapter in a professional and successful manner. They focused on philanthropy events, some of which included putting together 200+ lunches for the homeless in Skid Row, Los Angeles; and volunteering to present at local schools and inspire the youth in potential career paths and the importance of joining organizations in high school and in college. Omega Tetarton built a house gym in the garage in order to promote healthy living and fitness. They won the Intramural Flag-Football championship on campus, an exciting achievement they had been pursuing for years. Omega Tetarton strives to build an excellent public image on campus, with many more community and fun social events for students inside and outside of our brotherhood to enjoy.

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The Gamma Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa has had a successful semester. The chapter experienced a successful rush process, garnering a new member class of 12. Additionally, the Gamma Chapter was able to raise over $1,500 for the Special Olympics of New York, and participated in numerous other volunteer activities across Ithaca. EAST STROUDSBURG Beta Pentaton East Stroudsburg, Pa. N/A

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Beta Pentaton has five new members this spring. These new members have worked with the chapter to increase our involvement with the local community. This summer, they look forward to getting our driveway re-paved by an Alumni member from the 1980’s. EASTERN MICHIGAN Epsilon Lambda Ypsilanti, Mich. N/A

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Eastern Michigan did not submit chapter news. They currently have 23 members. EMPORIA STATE Alpha Epsilon Emporia, Kan. 2.70

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The Upsilon Septaton Chapter at Clemson University just initiated a five person spring associate class that greatly demonstrates the values of Phi Sigma Kappa. In their philanthropic efforts, they were able to raise over $16,000 for the Special Olympics of South Carolina through their Polar Plunge Event. They also raised over $1,500 for the American Cancer Society through a Relay for Life Event organized with Tri Delta. The chapter also contributed around the community by continuing their monthly cleanups of the highway they sponsor as well as helping out with Clemson Downs and Clemson Boys and Girls Club. They look to further their community outreach through these philanthropy and community service events coming in the next semester. The chapter has also been working on an strenuous risk management plan that they wish to roll out in the coming semester to accompany the social events they have planned. The brothers of the Upsilon Septaton Chapter look to develop their Greek and Clemson community relations and build upon their previous accomplishments.

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FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON Upsilon Hexaton Teaneck, N.J. 3.08

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Upsilon Hexaton did not submit chapter news. They gained six members to bring their total to 13 and posted a 3.08 GPA. FERRIS STATE Sigma Epsilon Big Rapids, Mich. 2.75

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Spring 2019 saw Sigma Epsilon focusing on the internal working of their chapter. The chapter decided to tackle their GPA issue this past semester. The chapter has implemented a new point system that every member, regardless of GPA, must follow to maintain a good standing. Along with also doing renovations to the chapter house, they are working with the President’s Office of Ferris State on creating events for Disability Awareness Month in October of 2019.

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Xi Septaton did not submit chapter news. They have 18 members.

Along with doing renovations to the chapter house, Sigma Epsilon are working with the President’s Office of Ferris State on creating events for Disability Awareness Month in October of 2019.

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This semester the Lambda Chapter at George Washington has been hard at work recruiting and improving the chapter house. They’ve been busy getting out and serving the community by participating in Phi Sigma Sigma and Kappa Phi Lambda’s philanthropies. Also, the chapter has planned a Puppy Party Philanthropy in order to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Lastly, the chapter is planning to celebrate their 120th year on campus during Alumni Weekend. GEORGIA TECH Kappa Deuteron Atlanta, Ga. N/A

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Kappa Deuteron is proud to have added four new members this spring. This semester, the Georgia Tech chapter has been strongly pursuing mental health initiatives in an effort to make their brotherhood stronger. Additionally, their annual Pig Jig barbecue for the Special Olympics recently occurred and raised funds for the Special Olympics. The Brothers have also been active in other philanthropies in and around Atlanta such as Campus Kitchens and the Humane Society. Many of their brothers are graduating this spring.

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Chi Septaton Chapter has had quite a successful few months. For the fifth consecutive year, the chapter won Greek Week at Georgia Southern, raising over $250 in spare change for the Georgia Southern Eagles For Eagles Scholarship Fund, and over 250 canned goods for the local Statesboro Food Bank. Aside from this, Chi Septaton achieved the third highest GPA among all 17 IFC Chapters, with several Brothers achieving Dean’s List merits for their individually colleges and departments. Finally, Chi Septaton finished off the Fall Semester by donating a total surpassing $2,250 to Special Olympics of Georgia. HENDERSON STATE Epsilon Rho Colony Arkadelphia, Ark. N/A

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“This semester, the Georgia Tech chapter has been strongly pursuing mental health initiatives in an effort to make their brotherhood stronger.”

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The Tau Septaton Chapter initiated 20 new members this semester, who helped the chapter raise $11,656 in its philanthropic efforts. They participated in a 24-hour “Dance Marathon” that is held through Hope College, which helps raise money for kids at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. These initiates were supported by the chapter’s older members, who gave them morale in three separate shifts. The associates also plunged into icy-cold water at Holland Elks Club to raise money for Special Olympics. This spring, the chapter is privileged to finally reach 200 members, and bring together its alumni with these new members at our 15th annual Golf Outing. INDIANA Sigma Triton Bloomington, Ind. N/A

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In January Brother Noah Schwartz attended the PRIME Summit for IFC Presidents in Kentucky, President Matt Breno attended the PSK President’s Conclave with Chapter Advisor Deric Schmidt. Both brought valuable and effective ideas back to the chapter and the Greek community. On February 19th, they associated eight amazing members, and on April 13th, they initiated seven Brothers! On February 23rd, the chapter sent nine brothers to take the Plunge for the Special Olympics in Pittsburgh. On March 30th, they hosted our annual Pancake Breakfast with Alpha Sigma Alpha, raising over $1,300 for Special Olympics. They also received an award from the University President for 100% participation in the Help-aHawk initiative, while Brother Dave Laughead received an individual award for his outstanding help in university philanthropy. They also participated in Take Back the Night, which raises awareness and support for victims of sexual assault and violence.

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The Beta Tetarton chapter recently added three new members into our brotherhood. Showing them what it means embody our cardinal principles. The Beta Tetarton chapter participated in all Greek life sponsored events over this past year. The chapter at Kent State was able to take wins in Delta Zetas’ Hounds for Hearing, Delta Chi’s Jimmy 5k, and Chi Omega’s Wiffle for Wishes. Recently, brother Cam DiFranco was voted in as Alpha Phi’s choice in their “King of Hearts” Philanthropy. On April 27th, the Beta Tetarton will be trying out a new philanthropy to raise money for the Special Olympics called Miss Phi-Significant. Chapters will send one representative to showcase the all the wonderful women that make up our community. LEHIGH Nu Bethlehem, Penn. N/A

On April 11th, Nu hosted their second annual Blue Light Ball, which raised about $7,700 for the Clery Foundation in honor of Jeanne Clery. They also raised over $1,000 for Lehigh’s Relay for Life, and over $500 for the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics.

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It has been an exciting semester for the Nu Chapter at Lehigh University. On April 11th, they hosted their second annual Blue Light Ball, which raised about $7,700 for the Clery Foundation in honor of Jeanne Clery. They also raised over $1,000 for Lehigh’s Relay for Life, and over $500 for the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics. Nu also served their local community, volunteering with South Side Cleans, Second Harvest Food Bank, Victory House Homeless Shelter, and the Bethlehem Special Olympics. Lastly, they added six upstanding new individuals to the chapter.

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The Pi Tetarton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa at Long Island University Post added three new members into their brotherhood throughout the Spring 2019 semester, bringing their membership total to 19. The chapter hosted its first ever Founder’s Day Brunch to celebrate the founding of Phi Sigma Kappa and to educate their brother’s families and friends about the great things that Phi Sigma Kappa has done for them to develop them into great leaders on and off of campus. Their brothers have also implemented “Triple T Thursday’s” in which the brothers meet on Thursday’s to either have dinner, hit the gym or just to hang out to promote and increase their bond of brotherhood. MANSFIELD Phi Nu Mansfield, Pa. 2.42

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The Brothers of Epsilon Epsilon took the Polar Plunge on Feb. 23rd and were awarded NSU’s Top Polar Plunge Fundraiser, raising $800. Brothers visited alumni David Dick, who holds the chapter’s original Phi Sigma Epsilon Charter. The chapter won the Interfraternal Excellence award at the 2019 Greek Awards. Brother Brayson Laney was awarded the Outstanding Greek Male, The chapter will be in the Red Fern Festival, Northeast Oklahoma’s largest outdoor festival, where they will partner with a local business and have a Dunk Tank that will be in support of Special Olympics Oklahoma. NORTHERN ARIZONA Rho Hexaton Flagstaff, Ariz.

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Alpha Octaton welcomed Xi class this semester, adding 6 new Brothers to the their chapter. The chapter is helping them get involved in both the Greek and school community. The brothers hosted a “Know Your Rights” presentation with assistance from the campus police and another fraternity. Brothers completed over 250+ philanthropy hours this semester, raising money for several causes. Their annual P5K, a race to support the Special Olympics, raised over $3,000 in donations. Outside of the P5K, they also helped raise money for the Special Olympics by participating in a plane pull at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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The Rho Hexaton Chapter initiated 16 new members in the Fall of 2018 and have integrated them into the chapter and broader NAU Greek life community. The chapter continues to work closely with the Shadows Foundation, a local charitable group who supports families in financial need stemming from the terminal illness of a family member. As part of this partnership, the chapter has helped put on a color run to support cardiac screening for first responders. Furthermore, the chapter volunteered time to support events like a food truck night, The Flagstaff Chocolate Walk, and the Flagstaff Ranch Invitational Golf Tournament. They hosted their culminating philanthropy event for the year, an EDM show called Rumble in the Jungle in mid-April.

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The Omicron Chapter welcomed 16 new Brothers this year. The new associate class of 2022 includes a diverse group of multiple nationalities and many different interests, including many sports such as baseball and rowing, research in neuroscience and machine learning, and pursuits in music and arts. The chapter has been undertaking philanthropy efforts such as Relay for Life, Charles River Cleanup Effort, and local partnerships with fellow Greek organizations. The chapter has continued to cheer on the success of our 25 varsity athletes and of many others who compete in club and intramural sports.

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NORTHEASTERN STATE Epsilon Epsilon Tahlequah, Okla.

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Pi Pentaton did not submit chapter news. They have 74 members. OHIO STATE Pi Deuteron Columbus, Ohio. N/A

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The men of Pi Deuteron are proud to have raised over $6,000 in the past year for the Special Olympics of Gahanna between their annual 5k race and a couple of individual fundraisers. Additionally, the men received the “Outstanding Program” award from Ohio State’s Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life for their Ally to Women program. This award is granted to the one sorority or fraternity on campus (out of more than 50) with the most outstanding program. The program included a bylaw change which states that an association with Phi Sig is a simultaneous commitment to being an ally to women, as well as several changes to improve the safety and comfort of the women who attend their events. The men have also made several improvements to their house, including painting two of the main rooms. PENN STATE Kappa State College, Pa. 3.18

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Beta Epsilon initiated two new members in the spring of 2019 and they have been acclimating to the environment of Phi Sigma Kappa quite well. In the spring, the chapter at Pittsburg State participated in Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kansas. They held our Dad’s day on April 6th. They are planning a philanthropy called Trampoline-a-thon in the fall which benefits Special Olympics Kansas. PURDUE Delta Triton West Lafayette, Ind. N/A

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This semester, Delta Triton added eleven new members and successfully brought them through the education and initiation process. Additionally, the brothers have continued to settle into their brand-new house and have finally finished construction on our basement. It is complete with a large amount of custom controlled lights and speakers through a system designed by the brothers as well as help from Dave Franzman. In terms of Philanthropy, they were able to be the third largest fundraiser on Purdue’s campus for Special Olympics Indiana by raising over $4,500 dollars for charity.

“Gamma Hexaton nearly doubled their brotherhood last semester, going from a chapter of 14 brothers, now to 27! The new brothers have taken a huge initiative to help promote our Three Cardinal Principles.”

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Mu Hexaton did not submit chapter news. They added six members to bring their total to 23 and posted a 2.64 GPA. RENSSELAER Gamma Tetarton Troy, N.Y. 2.85

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Gamma Tetarton did not submit chapter news. They added three members to bring their total to 15 and posted a 2.85 GPA. **Go check out page 4 to hear about Executive Director Nick Zuniga’s visit to the members of RPI. **

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Gamma Hexaton nearly doubled their brotherhood last semester, going from a chapter of 14 brothers, now to 27! The new brothers have taken a huge initiative to help promote our Three Cardinal Principles, making them the best they have been in recent years. During the spring, they held their Annual MDA Gala for our late Brother, Marco Giovengo. During this emotional event, the chapter helped to raised over $2,500 for the advancement of MDA research. They have also held many community service events involving the local food pantry, recreational department, and homeless shelters. With the addition of countless brotherhood activities, such as going to a Pirates Game, numerous sport watch parties, gaming nights, and cookouts, they have grown closer together than ever before.

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RIT Upsilon Tetarton Rochester, N.Y. 3.02

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Kappa Hexaton expanded its philanthropic outreach this year through the Unbound program, which provides aid to children in need in the form of monthly donations. They now support a young Bolivian boy named Americo with chapter funds to help his family pay for housing and education. Kappa Hexaton also received the Healing Award during Stetson University’s Hatterthon, which raises money for Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital and their efforts to fund cancer research. The Healing Award is given to the Fraternity that raises the most money prior to the event.

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Eta Triton gained five new members this spring and are currently incorporating them into the brotherhood and Greek Community. They also participated in a philanthropy event at the University of Akron called “Zippython” where they raised 800 dollars for Akron Children Hospital for the For the Kids Foundation. They will also be holding a tug-of-war to raise money for the Special Olympics. They also obtained a 3.04 GPA, which was fourth compared to all of the other fraternities on campus. SIU Kappa Tetarton Carbondale, Ill.

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Phi Hexaton added five new members in the fall and just added 4 new members this spring. These members have been successful in joining our chapter and the Greek community here at Towson University. They successfully raised money for the Special Olympics by participating in the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge this past January. Support was also given to the Children’s Miracle Network at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center by raising money for and participating in Towson University’s Tigerthon.

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This spring, the Iota Chapter welcomed 20 new members. The new class is very diverse ranging in majors from physics to naval engineering and in age from freshmen to junior year. Iota has worked hard to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.32. In terms of philanthropy, they are looking forward to hosting their twice annual mac and cheese night as well as a tandem Girl Scout cookie fundraiser with the Weehawkin Girl Scouts of America Troop.

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Kappa Tetarton earned second place in intramural flag football and has been working towards winning championships. Additionally, they had a few registered social events with sororities and are looking forward to working with them for the fall 2019 homecoming. When it comes to philanthropy success, the Kappa Tetarton chapter was one of the top fraternities in donating for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.


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The Omicron Deuteron chapter added 31 new members in the fall with an additional 5 new members in the spring, bringing a total of 36 great men into the brotherhood. They had 35 brothers make the Dean’s List and plan to increase this number through a regulated studyhall system. Our brothers have also left a lasting impact on our campus through extra-curricular involvement. Some examples of their outstanding brothers include Justin Cenname who was accepted into the Anderson Society, a group that consists of the top 24 Juniors who contributed the most to our campus. Another example is Michael Hincker, a current committee head in the Culverhouse Investment Management Group, a student fund managing $600,000 of the universities endowment. The chapter also hosted two main philanthropy events, the first being “Dogs for Dogs” in cooperation with Gamma Phi Beta to benefit the local Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter. While the second was a fundraiser for the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon that benefited the Special Olympics Organization. CENTRAL ARKANSAS Epsilon Mu Conway, Ark. 2.37

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ILLINOIS Alpha Deuteron Champaign, Ill.

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Epsilon Octaton has had a busy spring semester at the University of Cincinnati! While preparing to move into their new house this coming fall, they have enjoyed an out of town formal in Chicago, a date party, our first annual Mom’s Day, new relationships with two sororities, many brotherhood events including their annual Brotherhood retreat in Tennessee. Despite all of these things, what they are most proud of this semester is winning the Relay for Life Outstanding Greek Participation Award and raising over $6,000 for the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge. The Special Olympics of Kentucky and Ohio have recently approached their chapter after noticing our continued support and enthusiasm for the annual Polar Plunge. They asked the chapter to market next year’s plunge to help boost student participation as well as making the plunge more of a memorable experience for those attending. DAYTON Eta Hexaton Dayton, Ohio N/A

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Alpha Deuteron Chapter added 30 brothers during the fall semester, and they have proven to be an excellent addition to this brotherhood. They have seen a major increase in academic performance due to these new additions. The chapter went from being ranked 13th overall amongst all fraternity organizations to sixth within one year. Regarding house operations, they just renovated their weight room, basement and two study rooms to make them more efficient and used more often. Thanks to one of their Brothers, Alex Michaud, they received enough furniture to refurnish both study rooms as well as our solarium and common room. Overall, the chapter is starting to climb more than ever thanks to their recruiting efforts and membership development, and they are very eager to see what the future members will bring to this chapter.

“Epsilon Octaton are most proud of this semester is winning the Relay for Life Outstanding Greek Participation Award and raising over $6,000 for the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge. The Special Olympics of Kentucky and Ohio have recently approached their chapter after noticing our continued support and enthusiasm for the annual Polar Plunge. “

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MASSACHUSETTS Alpha Amherst, Mass.

KENTUCKY Phi Deuteron Lexington, Ky. N/A

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This semester the Phi Deuteron Chapter at Kentucky, alongside its associates and alumni, celebrated its seventh annual Founder’s Day at the Races event at the Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington. The event was a success and many alumni as well as several members of the Grand Council were in attendance. Phi Deuteron also initiated eight new members in the spring and are looking forward to seeing them grow within the chapter in the years to come. The chapter also hosted their Polar Plunge philanthropy event and as a chapter raised over $13,000. That money is donated to Special Olympics Kentucky. The Brothers were also excited to celebrate several intramural championships including a win in the inner tube water polo tournament. Additionally, the chapter won the Most Improved award and Chapter Advisor Greg Stack was recognized as Advisor of the Year by Kentucky’s IFC. MARYLAND Eta College Park, Md. N/A

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The Eta Chapter at University of Maryland has experienced a year of growth in our Three Cardinal Principles. Thanks to consecutive successful recruitments in the Fall and Spring, they will have 81 brothers by the end of this year, a greater number than the chapter has reached in many years. They have improved their academic performance this year as well and now rank near the top of fraternities at Maryland in average GPA. Finally, to cap off a year of philanthropy in which they have participated in numerous other Greek organizations’ charity events, Eta is hosted its second annual Beach Games in support of Special Olympics at the end of April.

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Alpha Chapter added 18 new associate members who have integrated themselves into the chapter quickly and shown promise as future leaders. This semester, they focused on fundraising to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital. Brothers and new associates combined to raise over $12,800 for this years ‘For The Kids’ Dance Marathon. Their dedicated alumni have been working to strengthen and grow our active alumni network. They had their annual gathering in early May to welcome back the alumni and develop plans for the continued improvement of our house. MICHIGAN Delta Deuteron Ann Arbor, Mich. 3.00

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The Beta Deuteron Chapter has enjoyed another fulfilling and rewarding semester; one of continued growth, philanthropy, and celebration. They are proud to welcome another eight members into their brotherhood this spring, continuing their resounding fall recruitment success. Together, their brothers, both old and new, continued giving back to the greater community through their work with the Kids In Need Foundation, providing young students across Minnesota with the supplies they need, and, more importantly, the opportunities they deserve. They celebrate their achievements over the last year, as well as just how far they have come collectively as a chapter at their 109th Founder’s Day, a celebration of everything Phi Sig, held at the nearby charming Surly Brewing Company.

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VIRGINIA Psi Charlottesville, Va.

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Omega Deuteron initiated 19 new brothers in March. The addition of Omicron class brings their undergraduate member total to 133, the highest number since their recharter in 2011.The chapter had also received two awards from USC’s Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Development group. Omega Deuteron’s growth and recruitment strategies were recognized with the Recruitment / Intake & Retention Innovation Award. Phi Sig also helped us receive the Leadership Engagement Award. Our Brothers hold positions in several outside organizations. These two awards are their first in five years. Our Brothers have also been able to enjoy social, brotherhood, and philanthropy events. Their philanthropy dodgeball occurred in April and all proceeds went towards Special Olympics. They have also participated in other philanthropies on the row such as Kappa Alpha Theta’s KAT at Bat, Alpha Delta Pi’s Row Cup, and Alpha Phi’s Phi Ball. Their chapter continues to demonstrate growth and leadership with our engagement within Phi Sig, within the Greek community, and within the USC community. They hope to continue this progress and create future leaders that will achieve everything they hope to accomplish.

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Phi Deuteron Chapter at the University of Kentucky helped to initiate thirteen members into the Tau Tetarton Chapter at The University of Tennessee at Martin towards the beginning of the spring semester. They plan to initiate seven new members at the end of the spring semester. They expect to have close to 20 members going into the fall. Brothers Kip Tilghman and Terry Bingham attended the 2019 SEIFC Conference in Atlanta. Terry is the Vice President of Scholarship for the IFC at Martin. Kip is one of the Vice Presidents of Recruitment for the IFC. The chapter won second place overall in Quad City at the end of homecoming week in the Fall of 2019 semester and second place in a trivia night during Greek Week and the beginning of the Spring semester.

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TENNESSEE MARTIN Tau Tetarton Martin, Tenn.

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VALPARAISO Phi Upsilon Valparaiso, Ind. N/A

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The Phi Upsilon chapter initiated a class of nine new members this spring. Over half the new class have already gotten involved in the Fraternity, taking up multiple chair positions as well as two members elected to the junior IFC. They also had multiple brothers take on leadership roles in the IFC here at Valparaiso. Sam Markovich is on the IFC executive board and Eric Chibe is the president of IFC The Brothers have spent numerous hours volunteering over the last semester, which include multiple trips to Lakeshore Paws, a local animal shelter, as well as helping to set up and run the Bunny Breakfast put on by the Salvation Army. The chapter was also tasked with running the Polar Plunge, which raised over $40,000 for the Special Olympics.

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Epsilon Phi recruited nine new members this spring and is eager for what this next fall brings with recruitment. This spring they focused on philanthropy raising over $1,800 at the Polar Plunge and prepared a dinner for the families staying at the near by Ronald McDonald House.

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The Omicron Septaton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa at Villanova University has initiated 20 new Brothers this spring, totaling our total brother count to 94 members. The Fraternity also raised over $10,000 for NovaDance, which is an organization that aids the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. Below is a photo of the Omicron Septaton brothers at the 6th annual Zilly Jam, one of the philanthropy events they put on in honor of our fallen brother of Omicron Septaton, William Zimmermann.

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After being named Chapter of the Year in 2018, the Epsilon Hexaton Chapter has been busy in the new year. In February, the chapter extended prospective new member bids to twenty individuals, boasting the second highest bid acceptance retention in the Interfraternity Council. In March, the chapter concluded their annual Bracket Challenge philanthropy, raising over $35,000 for Special Olympics. Lastly, in April, several brothers were recognized at this year’s Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards. Connor Mullin was named Outstanding Community Leader, Samuel Oxley was named Outstanding President of the Year and Jake Gaddis was named Outstanding Fraternity Man of the Year.

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WEST VIRGINIA Delta Morgantown, W.V. The Omicron Septaton chapter.

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Gamma Octaton added two new members this spring. The chapter hosted a sustainability panel on campus to help raise awareness about unsustainable habits. They have also been partnering with a local organization to restore the banks along a local river. They are planning to host a few philanthropy events near the end of semester including a garage sale, a pancake dinner partnering with the local church, and Crack a Sig.

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Throughout the 2018-2019 school year Chi Tetarton initiated 30 associates into their brotherhood. 23 in Fall ‘18 and 6 in Spring ’19. Chi Tetarton held their philanthropy week during Spring ’19 and raised roughly $700 for Kalamazoo Special Olympics. Chi Tetarton finished Fall ’18 with a 2.85 GPA.

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EXPANSION UPDATE

The 2018-2019 academic year was a foundational one for growth within Phi Sigma Kappa. Along with the creation of our Phi Sig Forward strategic plan, we created our expansion strategy for our great organization. Expansion and recruitment is the lifeblood of our organization and we must deploy a well thought and executed strategy for continued growth. This strategy includes a running list of 100+ institutions across the country which we have researched to be great matches with Phi Sigma Kappa. Throughout this academic year, we have also re-established our presence at two institutions – University of Tennessee – Martin (Tau Tetarton) and Henderson State University (Epsilon Rho). All three of our Chapter Consultants (Dezie Gude, Cam Clark, and Taylor McDougal) played a significant role in executing these projects. From the initial recruitment of potential new members to training these Colony’s first set of officers, we could not succeed without the great work of our Chapter Consultants. We look forward to working with these two new colonies as they work towards becoming fully chartered chapters again. It is an exciting time of growth for Phi Sig. With our expansion strategy along with the existing colonies, we have challenging yet rewarding work ahead of us.

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BROTHER. MENTOR. LEGEND.

FROM COLLEGE TO THE PROS, NASHVILLE PREDATORS GM BROTHER DAVID POILE’S (NORTHEASTERN ‘71) JOURNE Y HAS BEEN UNUSUAL, BU T INCREDIBLY REWARDING.

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CAREER AT NORTHEASTERN

AN UNFAMILIAR PLACE Long before Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile stood in front of his peers and took his spot in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, he was a freshman hockey player in an unfamiliar place. Sure, he had moved around the country with his father his entire life because of his career in hockey, but enrolling at Northeastern was a new chapter of Poile’s life. He had his hockey teammates to lean on, but he wanted to branch out and make more friends. David decided to join the Delta Pentaton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa.

“It was unusual,” Poile said. “All the hockey players usually congregated together. I guess I was an outlier in that I joined the fraternity.” College-aged Poile would not regret his decision, expanding his social circle and gaining valuable experience he calls back to today. “Obviously, I was very glad I did that. I was just trying to get more balance in my life and all my experiences at college. It worked out really well for me.” Soon after joining Phi Sig, Poile moved into the fraternity house, an unprecedented move considering most hockey players lived together. Living with his brothers expanded on his opportunities within the house, allowing him to participate in intramurals and take on leadership positions. Poile learned skills living in the fraternity that he still uses today. Balancing being a student-athlete and a Brother is no easy feat. But Poile pulled his weight at the fraternity and on the hockey team. Poile was an active brother in the house throughout his college years and his numbers as a player on the Northeastern hockey team were stellar. The centerman finished his NU career as the second all-time leading scorer, tallying 82 goals in three varsity seasons. He also served as captain of the Huskies his final two seasons in college.

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TWO-TIME TEAM MVP MOVING TO THE PROS Poile’s career in an NHL front office began as early as it could. After one year of minor league hockey, he was given a role with the expansion Atlanta Flames. He would work his way to becoming the assistant general manager before being offered his first general manager job in 1982. The young general manager took control of the Washington Capitals, a team that had not reached the Stanley Cup playoffs in its history. Poile quickly made his mark on the organization, making his first trade only a week into his new job. In the trade, Poile acquired future-Hall of Fame defenseman Rod Langway. He spent the next 15 years of his career in Washington and gave the franchise its first ever playoff birth. The Capitals would make the playoffs 14 times under Poile.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS GENERAL MANAGER 1982-95

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THREE TIME GENERAL MANAGER

At a crossroads in his career, Poile was presented with a unique opportunity he could not pass up. In 1998, Poile took the helm of the NHL’s newest expansion franchise, the Nashville Predators. More than 1,000 wins later, Poile has cemented his legacy among the best NHL general managers in history. He led the Predators to their first ever Stanley Cup Final in 2017, a feat that earned him the General Manager of the Year award. In February 2018, Poile earned his 1,320th victory as a GM, the most in NHL history. Outside of the NHL, Poile has served as the GM for USA Hockey, where his goal has been to grow the game inside the United States and build the country into a hockey powerhouse. For his work growing hockey in the United States, Poile was inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame in December 2018. With his induction into the Hall of Fame, all his victories in the NHL and his many other accomplishments, Poile believes the best moment of his career is still ahead of him.

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ADVICE FOR THE F U TURE

Success did not just happen for Poile. His work ethic, his competitive nature, and his ability to plan ahead helped him earn all his accolades.

“You have to be as consistent as possible,” he said. “As a manager, you need to be a planner, you need to have some foresight into the future. The game that we played last night was the most important thing. But that is in the past. I have to have a plan for the rest of the season, the next couple season, both from a player standpoint, financially, our development process, all those things. You have to be as consistent as possible which goes back to your work ethic. The worst thing you could ever say to me would be that I got outworked by somebody. I don’t want to be outworked by anybody.” When Poile looks at the next generation of professionals, he believes the key to success is keeping an open mind, earning your opportunities and taking advantage of the situation presented to you.

they move around from one job to another, which is different than my generation. I have been in the same line of work. You have to set your own work ethic. From a communication standpoint, when somebody reaches out to you, you get back to them as soon as possible. If you are going to have relationships and work in an industry like I work in, you have to have relationships. It’s a work ethic. When I worked for my boss, I always got in before him every day and then I stayed after he left. He recognized that and gave me opportunities that other people just weren’t getting because they just weren’t available all the time.”

“So, to me, it is just simple things that helped me be successful.”

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MEET THE 2019-2020 CHAPTER CONSULTANTS Trevor Hartley and Cody Lamana will be visiting chapters around the country next year. Get to know Your consultants before they hit the road!

Trevor Hartley Ferris State ‘19

Cody Lamana Northern Illinois ‘19

WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR IN COLLEGE? Facilities Management

WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR IN COLLEGE? Psychology

WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A CHAPTER CONSULTANT? I have always enjoyed traveling and meeting new brothers across the nation. When the opportunity arose to travel to a wide variety of chapters and make a positive impact on our fraternity nationally, I could not pass the opportunity up.

WHY DID YOU WANT TO BECOME A CHAPTER CONSULTANT? I wanted the opportunity to give back to my brothers and my fraternity by helping them meet their goals for the future as well as their growth and development.

WHAT SHOULD CHAPTERS EXPECT ON YOUR VISITS? Chapters should expect me to be very personable and outgoing, I thoroughly enjoy sitting down and learning about the brothers and the chapter as a whole.

WHAT SHOULD CHAPTERS EXPECT ON YOUR VISITS? Thoroughness, good communication, and a positive attitude. My goal is to have a good relationship and rapport with chapters and in my previous experience I feel that those three qualities are pillars to facilitate an overall effective team.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PHI SIG MEMORY AS AN UNDERGRADUATE? 2018 Shonk Leadership School was a great experience because I got to meet so many brothers from across the nation. I especially enjoyed being able to share some of my experiences and learn more about other chapters.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PHI SIG MEMORY AS AN UNDERGRADUATE? I had the amazing opportunity to celebrate my chapter’s 50th anniversary on campus last year, it was an overall amazing experience getting to meet our alumni and brothers from other chapters who came to celebrate with us.

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OUR HERITAGE The First Conventions

By Albert D. Shonk Jr. Court of Honor member, Phi Sigma Kappa Historian

As we approach our 67th General Convention, it is interesting to look back at several of the early Conventions, which were responsible for adopting our constitution and early rituals, as well as our insignia. The first General Convention was held in Amherst, June 18, 1888, just a few months after our second chapter, Alden March (later renamed Beta)* was inducted. The General Convention was called to order by Grand President Joseph Barrett, Founder. Both Chapters Pi (later renamed Alpha)** and Alden March were represented. The pin, which had been designed by Richard E. Duncan (U. Mass. 1886), was adopted as official, but not necessarily the exclusive emblem of the Fraternity. It was proposed, but not agreed, that each chapter was allowed to choose its own emblem as long as it contained the Triple Ts engraved upon it. The Alden March Chapter was authorized to prepare a ritual for submission at the next Convention. A new constitution was considered but not adopted. The second Convention was held March 22, 1889 in the Old Grand Union Hotel in New York, and was attended by Gamma Chapter*** which had just been inducted at Cornell the month before. The Convention authorized the executive committee to adopt designs for certificates of membership, certificates for charters and for the grand seal of the Fraternity. The main business was the adoption of the constitution, used temporarily, until another Convention was ready to adopt a permanent constitution. Three undergraduate delegates were present, one from each chapter. The third Convention was held October 25 at the same place and the principal business was again the constitution, which was finally adopted. It called for Conventions to be called at the will of the executive committee, or upon the request of one half of the chapters and clubs. Chapters and clubs were each allowed one vote at Conventions. The ritual was also discussed at this Convention. A special Convention was held in Amherst June 16-17, 1890 and only delegates from Alpha attended. This Convention made some minor changes in the constitution, but it also helped fuel some dissatisfaction among the member of Alden March and Gamma, because of the way it was handled. The chapter secretary of Alden March, Walter Conley (1891), who years later was to serve as grand president (1914-22) wrote to the executive committee requesting, “that a general convention be held in Albany the first week in February for the purpose of revising the Grand Chapter constitution, the constitution of Alden March Chapter, also to adopt rituals, signs and other secret work, and any other business that may come before said Convention.” At first the executive committee refused to honor Alden March’s request, but later relented after Gamma joined with Alden March in the request. At first there was much maneuvering and conflict at this Convention, but finally everyone settled down, and made some changes in the constitution and adopted the rituals as proposed by Alden March. This

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GENERAL CONVENTION HAS GROWN EXPONENTIALLY OVER OUR RICH HISTORY (THE 66TH GENERAL CONVENTION) included the initiation ritual (used until 1938), opening and closing of chapter meeting ritual (much as we know it today), and the final obligation as is still used. Everyone was pleased with the ritual and the Convention ended harmoniously. The Convention adjourned to what Brother John A. Cutter (U. Mass. 1882) called, “one gorgeous banquet with a pippin of a punch”. The fifth, sixth, and seventh Conventions continued the improvement of the constitution and some adjustments to the ritual. At the fifth Convention in Albany a tradition was originated which was to continue for many years. It was a “snake (war) dance” following each banquet, which was led by “Big Chief” Barrett. It is reported that on his deathbed some visiting brothers heard him whisper, “If I could only get my breath, I’d like to lead another war dance”. Our formative period was finally concluded as far as the rituals, our symbols and constitution at the seventh convention, June 22, 1894, in New Haven, Connecticut. By that time we had added two more chapters—Delta at West Virginia and Epsilon at Yale. Having attended all but three since 1952 I can testify that each Convention over the years has had its own personality and highlights, as will the Convention this summer at Dallas. Our proud traditions continue to develop as we meet together to plan our Fraternity’s future, to learn and to choose our leaders.

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*Alden March was the founder of Albany Medical School, which was the location of our second Chapter. AMS is owned by Union College. **Pi is the f irst letter of the word “f irst” in Greek, thus the name of our f irst Chapter at MAC. ***The Chapter at Cornell asked to be the Gamma Chapter. Shortly thereafter Pi became Alpha and Alden March became Beta.

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CHAPTER ETERNAL American International College Edward Gronostalski Jr. ‘70 James H O’Grady ‘68 American University Peter Bockman ‘59 Woodrow H Hawbecker ‘64 Naran S Ivanchukov ‘60 John Richard Kreger ‘53 Peter F Sauer ‘77 Stephen M Serepca ‘63 Arizona State University Charles A Brown Jr. ‘52 Theodore J Colo ‘75 Richard L Crouch ‘59 William R Davis ‘57 Michael W Dewey ‘72 Walter David Grassie ‘57 Brian J. Simpson ‘67 James P Sperger ‘56 James K Wellington ‘56 Mark W Zimmerman ‘68 Baldwin‑Wallace College Jack A Kitko ‘52 Ball State University Herbert O Bittinger ‘77 Keith W Dafforn ‘63 Sidney Lee Fennig ‘68 Dallas G Hunter ‘55 Wilmer E Latta ‘50 Dan A Mallas ‘51 Richard W Papp ‘89 Cliffton D Warner ‘54 Boston University Harry S Crossett Jr ‘53 Walter F Mularski Jr ‘52 James W Owen ‘50 Joseph L Weider ‘47 Cal State Northridge Noel S Olshan ‘64 Fred D. Radmacher ‘66 California Polytechnic State University Clayton H Lantz ‘92 California State University/Fullerton Harlen K Chambers ‘67 California State University/LA Kenneth D. Howell ‘62 R David Odekirk ‘66 Central Michigan University Joseph J Boulay ‘92 James G Roy ‘59 David J Sabol Chadron State College D L Deselms ‘00 City College of New York Paul E Haronian ‘46 Vito A. Visconti USAF (Ret.) ‘43

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Clarion University Andrew J Zajac ‘67 Clinch Valley College Robert M Stoss ‘88 Cornell University Ronald R Brown ‘87 Stephen S Hall ‘56 Howard W Lamorte ‘43 James K Mann ‘45 Daniel A Panshin ‘60 John W Pearson ‘68 Leon Peltz Stanley R Thorne ‘42 Dartmouth College Frederick G Brown ‘57 Drexel University Glen P Fetterman Jr. ‘70 Richard K. Haupt ‘75 Joseph A Sims ‘66 East Stroudsburg University Frank Anthony Pullo ‘72 East Tennessee State University Calvin B Garland ‘62 Joseph P McCormick, Jr. ‘61 Albert D Parent ‘60 David H Taylor ‘56 Eastern Illinois University Jim Acklin ‘54 Jack H Anderson ‘41 Larry R Freeman ‘64 Richard K Hutton ‘39 Elmer J Jamnik ‘50 Loren E Jenne ‘40 Clark H. Leden ‘56 Daniel N Sherrick ‘56 W. D. Trulock ‘38 Eastern Michigan University Michael T. Booth ‘87 Thomas M Bradley ‘55 Jeffrey M Nawrocki ‘72 Coll E. Robertson USN (Ret.) ‘52 Harold C Todd ‘49 Eastern Washington State College John J Anker ‘51 John R. Pullen ‘50 Emporia State University WF F Barber ‘44 Richard C Fitch ‘67 NeVoy G. Hettenbach ‘54 Robert L Jack ‘67 Thomas M Johnson ‘42 Richard Macha ‘54 Jimmie E Neal ‘59 Delmar R Pfortmiller ‘58 Ronald M Ray ‘59 Calvin L Reimer ‘53 William R Scales ‘59 Charles A. Simkins ‘45 Donald Stern ‘50 R J Walker ‘57

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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison James B. Graver ‘04 Ferris State University Robert L Bourque ‘70 Wayne T Brigee ‘71 Damien DeMarco ‘05 Florida International University Claudio O Rosario Florida Southern College C W Adams ‘66 Alberto Blanco ‘53 James L Brubaker ‘63 Donald T Geiger ‘50 Dwight I Pugh ‘70 Fort Hays State University Melvin W Brandenburg ‘42 Don W Earley ‘58 Leland H. Runft ‘59 Roland W Schelgel ‘50 Franklin & Marshall College Robert A Best ‘52 Raymond L Dandrea ‘47 James J Dolan ‘42 Donald E Hanway Jr ‘58 Jacob T Hoover Jr ‘61 Kenneth R Schmidt ‘50 William B. Shugars iii ‘54 Peter F Wright ‘53 Fresno State College Douglas P Burton ‘51 Donald E Murphy ‘58 Elmer J. Robinson, Jr. ‘55 George Washington University Alfred Burkert Jr. (Ret.) ‘49 L. Dayton Coe II ‘54 P M. De Macedo ‘60 William F Dennis Jr ‘62 Ethan P Holmes ‘95 Douglas E Lindsay ‘50 Joseph L Phillips ‘43 Jose R Prieto ‘48 Eldon K Scott ‘42 Georgia Institute of Technology Roger K Borkenhagen ‘62 Edward L Carron ‘59 Lamor A Lester ‘53 Richard I Lowndes Jr ‘58 Alexander H MacDonell, Jr ‘40 Harry E. Phipps ‘55 John J. Rehder ‘70 Gettysburg College Bruce Beuchler ‘63 Hubert A Brandenburg ‘48 Russell D Charles ‘53 C A Coeyman ‘57 Allen K Crawford ‘60 Salvatore D Marziale ‘56 Hartwick College R R Chant ‘53


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Henderson State University Paul Shepherd ‘60 Thomas C Wilkerson ‘56 Hobart and William Smith College John J Basso ‘75 L. Eugene Williams ‘50 Idaho State University Alfred I. Burden ‘53 Jack L Clark ‘61 C Leroy Cottom ‘54 Howard Leon Harms ‘52 Robert D. Rounds ‘55 Indiana University Frederick C. Faulkner ‘52 Joseph G Gilchrist ‘72 David L Slater ‘59 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Harold L Walters ‘70 Johnson & Wales University William J. Lucey ‘91 Kent State University S V Pockar ‘52 Richard A White ‘80 Knox College Robert E Bartz ‘44 Lehigh University George Brooks Jr. ‘55 Robert P. Kalmey ‘58 H Edgar Lore Jr ‘69 Clinton Schmieg Jr ‘54 Robert H Sterne Jr ‘60 William L Talbert ‘57 Linfield College Winslow F Waite ‘50 Long Island University C.W. Post Stephen J Composto ‘63 Ralph A Ovalle ‘64 Loyola Marymount University Robert A Dell‑Imagine ‘59 Rev. Robert A Taylor, S.J. Mansfield University Vic D Bontempo Jr ‘67 Albert J Neumeyer Jr ‘65 Marian University Kenneth Kirkland ‘06

Massachusetts Institute of Technology William C Bartow Jr ‘54 Jeffrey W Carter ‘62 Daniel Chen ‘17 Bill Choisser ‘68 George P Edmonds Jr ‘55 Robert M. Green ‘52 Richard T Gregg ‘47 Donald Jenkins Jr. ‘48 Robert C Kingsnorth ‘67 George F. Luthringer III ‘56 Carl R Meurk ‘42

Northwest Missouri State University Donald G Anderson ‘60 Herbert R Dieterich ‘00 Mike Hershberger ‘97 Larry J Hilsabeck ‘61 Andy M Jones ‘64 Max H Miller ‘53 Jay S Roberts James A. Roll ‘57 Lester D Wooten ‘57 Gerry Wurster Walter G Wurster ‘57

Midwestern State University Donald G Jarvis ‘71 Gary R May ‘64 Charles J Small ‘65

Ohio State University Robert C Bernard ‘61 Richard A Borders ‘56 Robert L Diener ‘50 Thomas A Driscoll ‘70 Frank L Hunter ‘60 Gilbert Kostelec ‘54 Raymond M Morris ‘70

Minnesota State University‑Moorhead James B. Corwin ‘72 Lynn R Hein ‘70 Kenneth Krekelberg ‘74 Montana State University Merlin E Brockway ‘60 Nicholls State University Joseph A Miranda ‘76 Northeastern State University Ron Gilbert ‘57 John Henderson ‘68 J T McKinney Jr George H Morgan ‘56 Northeastern University Jerome P Morin ‘64 Northern Illinois University Michael P Alongi ‘73 Lavern A Armstrong ‘71 James R Benson ‘62 John C DaValt ‘57 Richard Diesner ‘54 Arnie A Downs ‘59 Michael L Fatta ‘82 Curtis A Geen ‘74 David Kaufman ‘64 William R Lewis ‘67 Andrew Maggio ‘52 Steven M Mahoney ‘76 David Pettiford ‘02 Sheldon L Shepherd ‘54 Howard Stapleton ‘48 Northland College Alfred W Hurlbutt ‘64 Melvin Johnson ‘63 Jon Zielsdorf ‘63

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Oregon State University Gerald R Brooks ‘61 Howard R Delano ‘39 Glen E Patton Jr ‘52 Gary L Schroeder ‘60 James A Shelton ‘53 Leroy L Stubberfield ‘50 Ernest T Tuchek ‘56 Marvin L Woolf ‘54 Parsons College Marvin D. Hite ‘63 Pennsylvania State University Roger P Barton ‘69 Roy P Hothan ‘44 Stewart M Moore ‘55 Edward L. Trabold ‘49 Robert E Windhorst ‘64 Pennsylvania State University at Altoona Edward D. Lucas ‘01 Pittsburg State University David J Geiger ‘71 Robert Haderlein ‘44 Chalmers E Harris ‘56 Jorge P Jianas ‘72 George McVey ‘71 Cameron D Moore ‘61 David E Pinkelman ‘63 Jerry L. Quintard, Sr. ‘57 Purdue University Horace W Hays ‘51 Kirk B Hoggatt ‘66 Larry L Leone ‘67 Walter A Lynch ‘46 Donald R McCormick ‘52 Robert A. Phillabaum USA (Ret.) ‘58 David W Piper ‘68 Thomas L Wilson ‘62

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CHAPTER ETERNAL Purdue/Calumet University Joe E Gogolak ‘70 Wayne T Planer ‘84 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Donald W. Brewer ‘51 Douglas C Dennison ‘53 Walter S Liggett ‘61 Richard A Momberger ‘57 John N Simon ‘57 Raymond E Wilser ‘53 Rider University Lawrence H Chammings ‘61 James Covert ‘51 Mario A Florio ‘62 William Hazzard ‘59 Eugene T Maslinski ‘60 Arnold Sposato ‘67 George W Voorhees ‘62 Doug C. Widenor ‘58 Richard E Ziegler ‘00 Rochester Institute of Technology Garry T Cutlip ‘69 John A Eick ‘72 Chris F. Nilsen PhD, PE ‘58 Douglas F Rose ‘66 Gerard P Sahlin Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Leonard A. Grossman MD ‘72 Martin J Grumet ‘72 Stan Johnson ‘66 Salem College Thomas E Gnagey ‘70 San Jose State University Clarence G Dake ‘51 Don C Edwards ‘54 Timothy E Frank ‘69 Jack H Jensen ‘52 Jose Sarria ‘52 Theodore G Terzakis ‘58 Shepherd College Lee E Keebler ‘60 Shippensburg University Richard P. March II ‘71 Kenneth L Shildt ‘61 Fred J Straffe ‘63 Daniel C Wilbert ‘62 Slippery Rock University Gary Bergstand Louis J Clemente ‘76 Richard L Flick ‘72 Michael J Weinerth ‘89 Southeast Missouri State University Richard E French ‘70 Jim Hausner ‘00 Thomas A Kruep ‘69 Harrell Dean Stark Jr ‘79

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Edward Gilbert Whitchurch ‘73

William T Bradow ‘73 William J Seager ‘72

Southern Illinois University Kevin A Flynn ‘86 Joseph M Kistner ‘62 Thomas F Tatarczuch ‘67 Roger L Turner ‘63

Truman State University Chester L Boren ‘54 Charles R Fitzgerald ‘58 John C Jeffries ‘58 William Lang ‘49 T R McArtor ‘29 Frank A Melvin ‘54 Roland F Nagel ‘43 Frank Sims ‘72 Floyd A Walker ‘49

Southwest Missouri State University Thomas W McIntyre ‘74 St. Cloud State University Jerome H Stark ‘00 St. John’s College Dinwiddie Lampton Jr ‘38 St. Lawrence University Curtis W Barker ‘50 Robert J Brandon ‘50 James W Campbell Jr. ‘57 Bruce J. Carter ‘58 James M Fisher ‘36 Dick H Gaudion ‘50 Allen S Hunt ‘51 Theodore G Koven ‘57 Ward E. Meehan III ‘02 Charles L Opitz ‘47 Robert D Ormiston ‘55 Richard S Robie Jr. ‘54 William R Wilkinson ‘53 Stanford University Robert N Blackburn ‘53 Jack D Mast ‘48 Theodore P Pappas ‘43 Kenneth I Schwartz ‘51 Gerald L. Severin ‘59 Lloyd M Westphal ‘51 Stetson University William R McBride ‘87 Stevens Institute of Technology John M Mazzilli ‘60 Albert N Molinari ‘57 Charles W Mosher ‘46 John A Motusesky ‘60 Richard A Nolan ‘51 Steven J Tripka ‘66 Themis S. Tsasussis PE ‘51 Swarthmore College Robert T Colyer ‘49 Erwin H Ephron ‘54 Olin K Wiland ‘47 Tennessee Wesleyan College Joseph A Bowden ‘63 Foster A Jones III ‘72 Francis M Maddox ‘61 Gary L Morris ‘79 James Parris ‘58 Kenneth A Wilburn ‘60

The University of Memphis

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Tufts University Arthur T Campbell ‘61 Michael P Evon ‘68 Stephen P Stone ‘63 Union College Warren O Kamm ‘45 Kenneth L. Pratt MD ‘53 Albert C Salvato ‘57 Thomas M Strong ‘50 Marshall J Welch ‘56 University of Akron John E Anderson Jr. ‘53 Arthur G Beall Jr. ‘79 Robert R. Brown ‘43 Carroll V Dean ‘51 John W Griebling ‘52 Walter H Hay ‘53 William B Haeylock ‘50 Karl D Hiss ‘56 Richard P Jameson ‘50 T J Johnson ‘57 Guido Listella ‘49 Terry Ryan ‘80 William J Shelton ‘58 John A Trecaso ‘49 University of Alabama Richard J Buske ‘86 Thomas W Diamond ‘58 James Edwin Haver ‘60 Matthew W. Makemson ‘08 Michael D Pedalino ‘53 Thomas “Tommy” Harold Plunkett ‘66 University of Arizona Gary R Wackerly ‘69 University of California/Berkeley William M Dally ‘30 Richard D Gorman ‘52 Donald L. Kirkpatrick ‘50 Robert N Kirkpatrick ‘52 Paul A. Knox, Sr. ‘26 Richard E Roxburgh ‘46


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University of California/Davis Norman F Baker ‘48 Leonard A Berg ‘62 Philip N Cummings ‘69 Darrell J Dettling ‘55 Michael E. Jewett ‘62 Robert B Logan ‘58 Thomas H Olson ‘50 Donald A Pauli ‘70 Dr. Marvin E Turner ‘61 Jerry Witt ‘49 University of California/Santa Barbara Thomas F Chaffin ‘79 David J Saul ‘82 Joseph H Walton ‘89 University of Central Arkansas Lavon L Bridges ‘58 Robert E. O’Bannon Jr. ‘39 Billy R Pate ‘50 University of Central Missouri Carl H Almond MD ‘49 Jon M Gates ‘68 Lonnie B Harper ‘61 Rolla C Hill ‘49 R Farris Huff ‘46 William P Livingston ‘49 Robert M Merritt ‘57 Gordon D. Ogilvie, Jr. ‘65 Sam E Overfelt ‘51 Charles E. Robison ‘50 Noland R Stewart ‘51 University of Connecticut Louis J Matson Jr ‘50 Norman T Rivard Jr ‘69 Nicholas E. Sachuk ‘64 Gerald N. Stevens ‘64 Dr. Peter Vouras Jr. ‘53 University of Detroit Bernard C Braeuner ‘60 J E Comeau Ralph O Jones University of Florida Earl V Wade ‘61 John A Yungen ‘60 University of Houston Terry B Greer ‘68 Larry D Quast ‘71 University of Illinois David M Alongi ‘85 Christopher Braun ‘76 Jerry D Gard ‘63 John M Humes ‘55 William S Molthop ‘81 Allen G Nibbelin ‘49 David G. Powless CPA ‘75 Richard C Price ‘50 Don R. Smith ‘52 Donald C Zalesky ‘58

University of Kentucky Jesse S Borders ‘73 William C Crouch ‘63 Forrest V Dean ‘55 Lynn W. Hill USA (Ret.) ‘58 Carl F Hyde Jr. ‘78 Grover C Moberley III ‘74 Charles L Negley Jr ‘54 Donald P Wechsler ‘53 Michael E Whitfill ‘48

University of Montana John P Cooney ‘25 John P Eidel ‘43 Michael A Oke ‘65 Jimmy L Prosser ‘54 Gary K Seitz ‘57

University of Maryland Giles L Chapin ‘44 William H Fisher ‘50 Richard L Lutz ‘36 J Kenneth Thiessen ‘89 Stephen Francis Vojtasko

University of Nevada/Reno Jeffrey C Collins ‘71 William H Dennett ‘56 Joseph Frade ‘53 George W Waltenspiel ‘52

University of Massachusetts Vance G Blake ‘53 Richard W Cressy ‘42 Kenneth A Cutting ‘51 John Debs ‘83 Malcom T Payne ‘51 Peter B Popenoe ‘90 Peter W Tierney ‘57 Michael Travi ‘95 University of Michigan Norman E Decker ‘52 Henry J Eckfeld ‘54 John F Fennig ‘64 Paul J Fogliatti ‘77 Carson C. Grunewald ‘44 William B Hillig ‘44 Richard W Lapidos ‘45 James E Lovett ‘62 Richard C Metzler ‘59 Allan L Poellet ‘60 Arthur C Richards ‘50 John P. Schenkel ‘52 Chester S Sledzik ‘52 Edwin B. Stason Jr. ‘46 Jack L Wallace ‘64 University of Minnesota Stuart J Anderson ‘49 Gordon C Bassett ‘55 Richard J Bormes ‘59 Kevin L Heck ‘77 Henry R Herrian ‘58 Leslie D Kampschror ‘56 Robert S Krause ‘50 Burton J Lindahl ‘50 James H Martin ‘51 Dean A Myhran ‘50 Dr. John H Peterson ‘32 Robert A. Ries ‘49 Cris A. Stang ‘50 Charles S Tenney ‘50 John Ward Jr. ‘24 Leonard V Watten ‘50

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University of Nebraska Dean L Scheele ‘41 Allen B Ward ‘22

University of Northern Iowa William D Lee ‘55 Melvin E Locke ‘50 Duane O. Newton ‘55 David A Pitz ‘60 Marion A Ruebel ‘58 Robert C Stevens ‘63 Duane C Thayer ‘52 University of Oregon Arthur M Compton Jr ‘34 Robert Ransom Enright ‘54 Douglas L. Fetsch ‘48 Estley D Schick ‘41 Marvin A Tims ‘42 University of Pennsylvania Ross E Cooper ‘55 Thomas F. Donohoe III ‘54 Robert B. Gigliotti ‘50 Paul Kelso ‘59 John M Krochka ‘50 Paul T O’Brien ‘53 David Montgomery ‘62 Franklin T Reese Jr ‘51 William L Richards ‘44 James A Vanhorn Jr ‘44 University of Rhode Island Alan G Hunter ‘55 Edward P Shalvey ‘64 William H Smith Jr ‘63 Robert H Sproul ‘62 University of South Carolina Sam W Allen ‘45 Henry A Botkins ‘47 Thomas J Mahoney Jr. ‘58 R C Rickenbacker ‘62 University of Southern California Albert L Green ‘43 Kenneth F Klein ‘45 Charles E McClure ‘54 Gerald L McMahon ‘56 Mark B Pascoo ‘73 James A Schafer ‘56

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CHAPTER ETERNAL University of Tennessee/Knoxville Walter L Arthur Jr. ‘43 Bruce A. Baber MD ‘53 Robert W Balthrop ‘46 Glen A Gunderman ‘68 Wm R. Hurst ‘55 John E Penn ‘62 Herman L Reviere ‘56 William R Walton ‘66 Donald L Wescott ‘55 University of Tennessee/Martin Gordon H Gee ‘73 Richard D Harrison ‘62 William E Statler ‘94 University of Texas, Austin Walter L Geyer Jr ‘56 Mr. F. Pat Henry ‘61 Vernon Kelly ‘49 Ray D. Laurentz ‘50 Curtis L Scott ‘48 Nelson L Scurlock ‘55 University of Texas/ Pan American George R Belcher ‘64 Noel J Gummerson ‘77 University of The Pacific Ronald J Simons ‘64 Louis C Thanas ‘54 University of Virginia Tery L Barr ‘60 Kendrick H Burner ‘95 David M Bushey ‘76 J Stuart Freeman ‘56 Richard A Mussey ‘56 Kennith N. Rathjen Jr. ‘63 Dr James H Siske ‘56 Thomas C Weymouth Jr. ‘57 University of Washington Thomas J Driscoll ‘54 Stevens P. Tucker, Sr. ‘54 University of Wisconsin William N. Kurtzweg ‘56 Carl R Marschke ‘63 James A Peachy ‘18

University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire Ronald Ulesich ‘61 University of Wisconsin/LaCrosse Art Brownell Gary Hardy ‘84 University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee Paul R Skarie ‘56 Clarence W Wudi ‘50 University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh Kurt Thiel ‘50 University of Wisconsin/Platteville Hugh G Deery ‘00 Fred S Eberlein ‘55 R W Gearing ‘84 Gene E Schnaare Jr ‘71 University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point Robert Baebenroth ‘42 Alan Bowers ‘51 Jim F Goetz ‘53 George J Greathouse ‘52 Len E Henderson ‘60 Donald Kott ‘54 Thomas J Leo ‘62 Charles T Nomady ‘58 University of Wisconsin/Stout Ralph Antes ‘00 Robert P Boldt ‘54 Bernard J De Rubeis ‘60 David P Johnson ‘66 Douglas R Pagel ‘57 University of Wisconsin/Superior Walter W Barker Dan Christus James Greathouse ‘68 William B McMullen University of Wisconsin/Whitewater Randolph Martin ‘67 Valparaiso University William I Grimm ‘65

INFORMATION AS OF APRIL 15, 2019

The Signet publishes Chapter Eternal to recognize and honor the passing of members. The Grand Chapter relies on our members for the deceased notices and obituaries. Please help to honor these brothers. We have recently begun a sweeping update to our database via the Lost Alumni Updater, some of these brothers may

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute Myron L Adams ‘88 Wagner College Barry I Faden ‘65 Washington State University Wm L Dietrich ‘50 James Dunn ‘86 Daniel D Huntingford ‘74 Leo S Jensen ‘48 Richard L Lehn ‘54 Robert C Mc Coy ‘50 David W McKeen ‘50 Herbert R Nunn ‘46 Philip A Rude ‘63 Warren K Smith ‘43 Wayne State College Ronald P Larson ‘72 Wesleyan University Joel D Finegan ‘54 West Virginia University William P Blake ‘63 Coulter M Bracken ‘93 Richard A Brindley ‘49 Paul R Errington ‘59 Albert H Glenn IV ‘74 Donald L Siegrist ‘52 John M Sphar ‘60 Chas L Taylor ‘39 Paul H Witting ‘56 West Virginia Wesleyan College Frederick M. Hart ‘60 Western Illinois University Charles B Beck ‘51 Cline L. Brillhart ‘59 Clarence J Browning ‘45 Merlin F Hopper ‘52 Alva H Jared ‘55 Andy J Ondrof ‘57 Duane G. Pike ‘90 Glenn Turnbull ‘44 Wayne S Zumwalt ‘44

have passed at an earlier date. If you would like more information you can contact the headquarters staff to request how we learned about the above brothers. Also due to this circumstance some of the data above may be held over from issue to issue to inform our brotherhood. Some information may have also been

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CHAPTER ETERNAL

Western Michigan University Bernard E Arendt Jr. ‘65 Earl F Burt Mark R Dekleva ‘81 Rhys M Dervan ‘81 Timothy Fenderbosch ‘69 Eugene C Jakubiak ‘57 Wayne F Krueger ‘59 Gregory T. Longpre ‘71 Walter J McWhorter Stan D Mizak ‘81 Lawrence A Monicatti ‘58 Phillip G Moulton ‘61 Steven E Perkins ‘69 Ransom S Townsend

In 2018/2019 a updated membership directory initiative was launched. Many of the names listed in this issue were reported through that initiative.

David Montgomery (Penn ‘62) Montgomery committed his professional career to the Phillies and served as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997 until his passing, working his way up from being a ticket office employee in 1971 shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.

Williams College George A Donely ‘56 Worcester Polytechnic Institute John M Cahill Jr ‘91 Edwin C Campbell ‘43 Gary C Coram ‘64 Thomas J. Downs ‘59 Robert M Drew ‘45 Carroll D Forristall ‘25 Robert C Ganley ‘89 Earle A Hallstrom ‘50 Jeffrey Havill ‘14 Richard C Kee ‘55 Stanley W Kimball ‘42 Donald A Knowlton ‘51 Orren B McKnight Jr ‘53 Edward W Pepyne ‘49 Robert O Robson ‘49 Edwin Shivell ‘54 Youngstown State University Gary K Drum ‘63 William K Dusch ‘60 Ronald M Latcheran ‘63 Lucian L. Marchio, Jr. ‘61

Two former staff members, Dr. James Siske (Virginia ‘56) and Roger P. Barton (Penn State ‘69) have passed away. They served as field staff in the 1960s and 1970s.

excluded at the request of the family. You can also check and provide information on brothers through our website at www.phisigmakappa.org, where you can report “Lost Alumni”.

Please send notices by email or mail to: Daniel Kobren at Daniel@phisigmakappa.org Phi Sigma Kappa Headquarters Attn: Daniel Kobren 2925 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240

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