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Presidential awards Banquet Saturday, August 4, 2012 Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Richmond The Grand Ballroom Richmond, VA


Master of Ceremonies

Jeffrey Buhler, C.K. International Executive Council President Jeff holds degrees in Religion and Psychology from the University of Florida and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College. Currently, Jeff serves as Sr. Vice President for Massey Services with 95 locations across the Southeast. Jeff served as Vice President of Operations for Middleton Lawn & Pest Control that was merged into Massey Services in 2010. Prior to Middleton, Jeff held several positions in the areas of long-range planning, annual capital programming, engineering operations and guest room services for Gaylord Entertainment and Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida College of Hospitality Management with a focus on Strategic Planning and Engineering and the Rollins College Business School in the areas of Operations Management and Organized Behavior. Jeff serves on several governing boards including the Orlando Science Center, the Florida Turf Grass Association, the Central Florida YMCA, the "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Central Florida and Camp Ridgecrest for Boys. Jeff is a ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church. On behalf of the Fraternity, he served as Chapter Advisor and House Corporation President for Florida Delta chapter. He has served Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity as Leadership Consultant, Director of Chapter Services and Assistant Executive Director. Additionally, for the Educational Foundation, he served as Director of Development. Jeff is married to Faith with two kids (Maya 7 and Jackson 3). Jackson received a new member pin on the day of his birth from Chuck Steinmetz , FL Delta alumnus and Big Pi recipient.


Program Anthems – Canada & United States Invocation • Recitation of Creed • Introduction of Guests • A Fraternal Toast • Dinner • Presentation of Gavel to House of Delegates Chairman • Educational Foundation Scholarship Presentations • Presentation of Undergraduate Awards Certificate of Recognition Scholarship Key Well-Developed Man Program Jack Buchheit Interchapter Travel Award Chapter Improvement Award Scholastic Award Isadore Halprin Memorial Scholarship Award William “Snap” Melniker Community Service Award 2012 Elimination of Prejudice Video Contest Winners Jules Lennard Elimination of Prejudice Award Rafer Johnson Upsilon Achievement Award Outstanding Chapter Operations Award George A. Beck Outstanding Chapter Award • Presentation of Alumni Awards Chapter Advisor of the Year Award Greek Life Director of the Year Certificate of Merit Gold Certificate of Merit Diamond Chip Council Key Edward Goldman Alumnus Achievement Award • Big Pi Presentations • Convocation • Singing of Fraternity Songs


Dinner Menu This evening’s dining experience includes:

Petite Fillet Mignon Starch Vegetables (Chef’s choice) Rolls

Alternative option: Vegetarian dinner

Beverage options:

Water Iced Tea Coffee Hot Tea

Dessert & Coffee to follow Dinner Bon Appétit!


Recognition Living Past Presidents

Joseph E. Bermant, C.K. ‘49 Harvey Burstein, C.K. ‘44 Malcolm Robert Goldstein, H.B. ‘47 Ronald M. Grossman, C.K. ‘61 Paul S. Kaufman, C.K. ‘73 Arthur L. Kimmelfield, C.K. ‘47 Stanley L. Klunder, H.B. ‘75 Alexander Kushner, H.B. ‘57 Barry Levien, C.K. ‘64 Stephan Peskin, H.B. ‘65 Daniel Scott, C.K. ‘89 Bennet H. Silverman, H.B. ‘59 Warren Weiss, H.B. ‘54


International Headquarters

George Beck, H.B. Executive Director Emeritus

Dave Heckathorn Expansion Coordinator

Patrick Spanner Programming Coordinator

Ian Lowe Director of Chapter Operations

Chris Susak Education Coordinator

Malcolm Kenyatta Expansion Counselor

Laura Patricio IHQ Administration


International Executive Council

Jeffrey Buhler, C.K. President

Jon Campbell Vice President

Marc Weppner, C.K. Treasurer

Chris Rakunas Secretary

Brad Morrison, C.K. Councilman

Bennet Silverman, H.B.. Councilman

Daniel Scott, C.K. Councilman

Lee Cohen Councilman

Brandon Taylor Councilman

Bill Sandre Councilman

Jim Good Councilman

Paul Griffin Councilman


Educational Foundation

Chip Luman, President

Brandon Taylor, Treasurer

Pat Daley, Secretary

Dave Fechtman, Trustee

Roger Orloff, Trustee

David Temple, Trustee

Chad Veen, Trustee


Past Undergraduate Council Representative Undergraduate International Executive Council Representative & Chairman of the House of Delegates Daniel Spishock

2011-2012 Committee Chairmen Banquet Committee—Jeffrey Buhler, C.K. Conclave Committee—Paul Kaufman, C.K. Convention Committee—Paul Griffin Elimination of Prejudice—Jeffrey Buhler, C.K. Expansion Committee—Andrew Golbert, H.B. Finance Committee—James Morris, C.K. Legal Committee—Jon Campbell Pi Lambda Phi University—Shawn Upchurch Ritual Committee—Karl Oestreich, H.B. Website Development Committee—Michael LaBelle Special Thanks Paul Griffin, NC Epsilon Kappa, for serving as the 2012 Convention Chairman for the third consecutive year.


Chapter Awards Scholastic Award Chapter having the highest grade point average on their respective campus. 2012 Recipients: NC Epsilon Kappa (North Carolina State) PA Kappa Eta (Widener University) VA Theta Xi (Radford University) WI Chi Upsilon (Carroll University) Isadore Halprin Memorial Scholarship Award Given to the chapter which has the highest scholastic rank of all Chapters, regardless of their rank on campus. 2012 Recipient: PA Epsilon Zeta (University of Pennsylvania) William “SNAP� Melniker Community Service Award The International Executive Council, at its April 18, 1978 Meeting, established the William "Snap" Melniker Community Service Award. This is to be an annual award to a Chapter for outstanding community service. A permanent plaque hon-oring the winning Chapters has been established at the International Headquarters. 2012 Recipient: NY Phi Lambda (Adelphi University) Jules Lennard Elimination of Prejudice Award The International Executive Council, at its March 28, 1996 Meeting, established the Jules Lennard Elimination of Prejudice Award. This is to be an annual award to an individual or chapter or colony for promoting elimination of prejudice. A permanent plaque honoring the winning Chapters has been established at the International Headquarters. 2012 Recipient: WI Chi Upsilon (Carroll University)


Chapter Awards Chapter Improvement Given to the chapters which have demonstrated the greatest amount of growth in operational functions over the past year. 2012 Recipients: FL Delta (University of Florida) NC Omega Zeta (Western Carolina University) PA Sigma Upsilon (Shippensburg University) Outstanding Chapter Operations Given to the chapters who had the top chapter operations of the past year. 2012 Recipients: NY Phi Lambda (Adelphi University) PA Alpha Delta (Temple


Chapter Awards Scholastic Award Chapter having the highest grade point average on their respective campus. 2012 Recipients: NC Epsilon Kappa (North Carolina State) PA Kappa Eta (Widener University) VA Theta Xi (Radford University) WI Chi Upsilon (Carroll University) Isadore Halprin Memorial Scholarship Award Given to the chapter which has the highest scholastic rank of all Chapters, regardless of their rank on campus. 2012 Recipient: PA Epsilon Zeta (University of Pennsylvania) William “SNAP� Melniker Community Service Award The International Executive Council, at its April 18, 1978 Meeting, established the William "Snap" Melniker Community Service Award. This is to be an annual award to a Chapter for outstanding community service. A permanent plaque hon-oring the winning Chapters has been established at the International Headquarters. 2012 Recipient: NY Phi Lambda (Adelphi University) Jules Lennard Elimination of Prejudice Award The International Executive Council, at its March 28, 1996 Meeting, established the Jules Lennard Elimination of Prejudice Award. This is to be an annual award to an individual or chapter or colony for promoting elimination of prejudice. A permanent plaque honoring the winning Chapters has been established at the International Headquarters. 2012 Recipient: WI Chi Upsilon (Carroll University)


Chapter Awards Chapter Improvement Award Given to the chapters which have demonstrated the greatest amount of growth in operational functions over the past year. 2012 Recipients: FL Delta (University of Florida) NC Omega Zeta (Western Carolina University) PA Sigma Upsilon (Shippensburg University) Outstanding Chapter Operations Award Given to the chapters who had the top chapter operations of the past year. 2012 Recipients: NY Phi Lambda (Adelphi University) PA Alpha Delta (Temple University) WI Omega (University of Wisconsin - Madison) George A. Beck Outstand Chapter Award Given to the chapter of Pi Lambda Phi which has the most outstanding chapter operations. 2012 Recipients: NY Phi Lambda (Adelphi University) Jack Buchheit Interchapter Travel Award Given to the chapter who traveled the most miles to visit other chapters during the previous year. 2012 Recipients: CA Tau (University of California - Berkeley)

Rafer Johnson - Upsilon Achievement Award The Rafer Johnson Upsilon Achievement Award (CA Upsilon '56) recognizes an undergraduate Brother who most nearly exemplifies the outstanding qualities of Olympian Rafer Johnson in the areas of athletics, scholarship, and service to the community, college and fraternity. 2012 Recipients: Christopher Fuentes - CA Tau (University of California - Berkeley) Malcolm Kenyatta - PA Alpha Delta (Temple University)


Certificates of Achievement Community Service Florida Delta at the University of Florida Indiana Epsilon Gamma at Vincennes University North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University New York Phi Lambda at Adelphi University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Virginia Omega Alpha at the University of Virginia Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Fraternalism Florida Delta at the University of Florida Minnesota Kappa Chi at Winona State University North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University New York Phi Lambda at Adelphi University Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Virginia Omega Alpha at the University of Virginia Virginia Omicron Zeta at Virginia Polytechnic Institute Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Philanthropy Florida Delta at the University of Florida Florida Epsilon Lambda at Florida State University Minnesota Kappa Chi at Winona State University North Carolina Epsilon Kappa at North Carolina State University North Carolina Omega Beta at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Pennsylvania Omega Gamma at Pennsylvania State University Washington Epsilon Alpha at Eastern Washington University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Recruitment Maryland Kappa Delta at Salisbury University Michigan Delta Beta at Ferris State University New York Phi Lambda at Adelphi University Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Risk Management Florida Delta at the University of Florida Michigan Delta Beta at Ferris State University New York Phi Lambda at Adelphi University Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Virginia Omicron Zeta at Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Theta Xi at Radford University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University


Certificates of Achievement Finances California Tau at the University of California - Berkeley Florida Delta at the University of Florida Massachusetts Theta at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Maryland Kappa Delta at Salisbury University Michigan Alpha Omega at Siena Heights University Minnesota Kappa Chi at Winona State University North Carolina Epsilon Kappa at North Carolina State University New York Kappa Tau at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Virginia Omega Alpha at the University of Virginia Virginia Omega Rho at Virginia Commonwealth University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ritual Florida Delta at the University of Florida Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Virginia Omega Alpha at the University of Virginia Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University

Alumni Relations Florida Delta at the University of Florida Michigan Delta Beta at Ferris State University Minnesota Kappa Chi at Winona State University North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Virginia Lambda Kappa at Roanoke College Virginia Omicron Zeta at Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Athletics Florida Delta at the University of Florida Florida Epsilon Lambda at Florida State University Michigan Delta Beta at Ferris State University North Carolina Epsilon Kappa at North Carolina State University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Virginia Omicron Zeta at Virginia Polytechnic Institute Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Campus Engagement Florida Delta at the University of Florida North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University New York Phi Lambda at Adelphi University Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University

Standards Enforcing Florida Delta at the University of Florida


Certificates of Achievement New Member Program New York Phi Lambda at Adelphi University Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Virginia Theta Xi at Radford University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University

Scholarship Florida Delta at the University of Florida North Carolina Epsilon Kappa at North Carolina State University North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University Ohio Beta Tau at Baldwin-Wallace College Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon at Carroll University Wisconsin Omega at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Housing Florida Delta at the University of Florida Minnesota Kappa Chi at Winona State University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta at Temple University WA Epsilon Alpha at Eastern Washington University

Membership Education North Carolina Omega Zeta at Western Carolina University Virginia Omega Alpha at the University of Virginia

Undergraduate - Certificate of Recognition Christopher Seguin University of Windsor Canada Kappa Kappa

Christopher Boogar University of Florida Florida Delta

Austin Wells University of Florida Florida Delta

Krithong Panmunin University of Florida Florida Delta

Steven Edouard University of Florida Florida Delta

Lucas Novaes University of Florida Florida Delta

Hunter Plumer University of Florida Florida Delta

William Knapper University of Florida Florida Delta

Taylor Plumer University of Florida Florida Delta

Brandon Moll Florida State University Florida Epsilon Lambda

Alexander Salamanca University of Florida Florida Delta

Michael Abate Florida State University Florida Epsilon Lambda

Daniel Caliari University of Florida Florida Delta

Taylor Farnham Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta


Undergraduate - Certificate of Recognition Shane Yeager Salisbury University Maryland Kappa Delta

Jonathan Daddario Widener University Pennsylvania Kappa Eta

Nathan Kelly Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Jacob Werner Shippensburg University Pennsylvania Sigma Upsilon

T. Douglas Bridges Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Vincent Pennix Roanoke College Virginia Lambda Kappa

Dustin Tucker Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Travis DeGrazier Roanoke College Virginia Lambda Kappa

William Baker Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Graham Quadland Roanoke College Virginia Lambda Kappa

Dylan Pellom Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Nicolas Marro University of Virginia Virginia Omega Alpha

Joseph Verance Adelphi University New York Phi Lambda

Milad Soufastai Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Omicron Zeta

Victor Furtick Adelphi University New York Phi Lambda

Daniel Paterson Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Omicron Zeta

Malcolm Kenyatta Temple University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta

Lucas Bennewitz Carroll University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon

Bryan Mann Temple University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta

Michael Zanotelli Carroll University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon

Jacob Atar Temple University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta

Gregg May University of Wisconsin - Madison Wisconsin Omega

Nathaniel Moore Temple University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta

Kyle Krahn University of Wisconsin - Madison Wisconsin Omega

Tue Ho Temple University Pennsylvania Alpha Delta

Malachi Willey University of Wisconsin - Madison Wisconsin Omega

Well-Developed Man Program Thomas Douglas Bridges Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Michael Smith Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Omicron Zeta


Scholarship Keys Jacob Leddy Vincennes University Indiana Epsilon Gamma

Keegan Cole Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute New York Kappa Tau

James Silva Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Victor Furtick Adelphi University New York Phi Lambda

Vamsi Aribindi Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Marc-Angelo Zalun Adelphi University New York Phi Lambda

Peter Tia Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Jordan Randolph University of Virginia at Wise Virginia Delta Chi

Sungki Hong Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Lance Mutter University of Virginia at Wise Virginia Delta Chi

Nathan Peterson Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

John Wilkinson University of Virginia Virginia Omega Alpha

Di Wu Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Nicolas Marro University of Virginia Virginia Omega Alpha

Haitao Mao Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Tsun Kiu Wu University of Virginia Virginia Omega Alpha

Sammy Khalifa Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Theta

Michael Smith Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Omicron Zeta

Eric Cohen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Omega Beta

Milad Soufastai Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Omicron Zeta

Jonas Dewald University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Omega Beta

Daniel Madden Virginia Polytechnic Institute Virginia Omicron Zeta

James Morro University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Omega Beta

Timothy Kennedy Radford University Virginia Theta Xi

Thomas Mazzawi University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Omega Beta

Patrick Spanner Eastern Washington University Washington Epsilon Alpha

Samuel Jacobson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Omega Beta

Richard Arquette Eastern Washington University Washington Epsilon Alpha

Thomas Bridges Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta

Lucas Bennewitz Carroll University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon


Alumni Honors and Awards Edward Goldman Alumnus Achievement Award

Daniel Scott, CK ‘86 University of Illinois Illinois Tau Delta Diamond Chip Council Key Recipient

Karl Oestreich ‘76 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute New York Kappa Tau Alumni - Gold Certificates of Merit

Joseph Pitt ‘64 College of William and Mary Virginia Psi Alumni - Certificates of Merit

Anthony Rodriguez ‘04 University of California Berkeley CA Tau Jason Wallace ‘90 University of California Berkley CA Tau Bob Rubin ‘61 University of California Los Angeles CA Upsilon Romano Muniz ‘05 University of Florida FL Delta Phil Spence ‘05 University of Florida FL Delta

Dennis Theis ‘87 Ferris State University Michigan Delta Beta Frederick Hatty ‘88 Ferris State University Michigan Delta Beta Al Calvo ‘95 North Carolina State University North Carolina Epsilon Kappa Aaron Isbell ‘04 North Carolina State University North Carolina Epsilon Kappa

Scott Russell ‘92 Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta James Yelton ‘92 Western Carolina University North Carolina Omega Zeta Joseph Dujmovic ‘10 Adelphi University New York Phi Lambda Kristofer Reiber ‘03 Baldwin Wallace University Ohio Beta Tau Mark Kandel ‘82 East Stroudsburg University Pennsylvania Beta Upsilon Kevin Trigonis ‘11 Carroll University Wisconsin Chi Upsilon


Big Pi Recipient - W. Samuel Sadler

W. Samuel (“Sam”) Sadler holds two degrees from William and Mary, a BA in Government and a masters degree in Educational Administration. After a brief stint in the public health field, he worked at the College of William and Mary from 1967 until 2008 when he retired. His tenure included service as Assistant Dean of Admissions, Dean of Men, Dean of Students, Dean of Student Affairs and, for the last 19 years of his 41 year career, Vice President for Student Affairs. He has also taught in the graduate programs of both William and Mary and George Washington University, held national and regional offices in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, coordinated the Admissions Clearinghouse for Virginia, served as a member of the Educational Testing Service’s Computer-Based Institutional Center Task Force, been a member of the board of the College Venture Program at Brown University, was the founder/ director of the College’s Washington Program, and a member of the Governor’s Commission on the Reduction of Sexual Assault Victimization in Virginia and the Attorney General’s Task Force on Drinking by Students. His service, leadership, and accomplishments have been recognized by the College of William and Mary, its Alumni Association and by his profession. From William and Mary, he is the recipient of its prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award and the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award, the Thatcher Award for Academic Excellence and the Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award and Alumni Medallion. His Virginia colleagues named him as their Outstanding Professional and in 2003, he was selected to receive the John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance As A Senior Student Affairs Offer by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators – Region III. He is most proud of having been selected by the senior classes of the College on 23 occasions to be the speaker at their graduation candlelight ceremony. On the occasion of his retirement in 2008, the Board of Visitors of the College renamed the College’s student center in his honor. Sam has also been active with a number of community organizations and his church. He and his wife, Mary Liz, met in college and have been married for 47 years. They have two daughters, Dr. Leslie Sadler Meyerhoff of Ithaca, NY, and Erin Kershner of Charlottesville, VA and two grandchildren, Miles (8) and Zoe (5) Kershner.


Big Pi Recipient - Mitch Liss

Mitch Liss is the current President of Edsal Manufacturing Company based in Chicago. Edsal is a worldwide manufacturing company which produces steel shelving, lockers and other related commercial steel products. Under Mitch’s guidance, Edsal has expanded its enormous market presence and is one of the leaders in its industry. Many times when trying to reach Mitch, he is in China hopefully reducing the U.S. deficit. Prior to Edsal, Mitch was involved in starting Currenex, an online currency trading business where he served as Vice President, Treasurer and CFO. His most impressive accomplishment was when he became assistant Treasurer of General Instruments at the age of 32 and then served as Vice President. Mitch is not just about business though. He is a major contributor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and he and his wife Karyn have spent a great deal of their time helping the organization. He is a dedicated husband and father of four. He was a member of the IL Tau Delta Chapter at the University of Illinois where he graduated with an Electrical Engineering Degree and then went on to earn his MBA from the University of Chicago.


Big Pi Recipient - David Temple

David Temple has devoted his career to bringing equity to education and workforce development skills to disabled populations, welfare recipients, and intellectually curious K-20 potential science and engineering students. Born and schooled in post WWII lawfully segregated Richmond VA, David devoted much of his late high-school years to public accommodations desegregation activities. In 1969 he earned a baccalaureate degree in psychology and later a M.Ed. in special education respectively from the University of Virginia (UVA). Along with a determined group of white friends, they desegregated UVA’s fraternity system, in so doing returning the dormant VA Omega Alpha Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi, Inc. and its anti-discrimination, non-sectarian Creed to Founder Thomas Jefferson’s campus. An engaged alumnus, he was a charter director in the late 1980s to found the university’s Walter Ridley Scholarship Fund. Named for the university’s first African-American graduate, the Fund’s mission is to ensure that UVA’s African American students who excel academically will always have access to essential financial support when or if needed. David served as a Fairfax County, Virginia public school principal and teacher of students with special educational needs, and later led the county-wide creation of that region’s first ever multi-special needs workforce skills training program for high school aged students. During this period, the county board of supervisors appointed him to the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission, where he served for several years as its Vice Chair. He was appointed in 1986 by Virginia Governor Gerald L. Baliles to serve as his Deputy Secretary of Education. In the 1990s, David served two cabinet posts from D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, including Executive Director, Mayor’s Youth Initiatives. Later, he served the US Commerce Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations at the Economic Development Administration (EDA), and earlier as Senior Advisor directing the secretary's Welfare-to-Work Initiative. In 2005 David served as an education Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). There, he directed a multi-year NSF-NASA partnership that succeeded in developing six replicable national post-secondary models in the recruitment, retention, graduation of underrepresented minorities in higher education science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Additionally, he directed and managed the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, a Bill Clinton originated presidential recognition program that honors STEM-faculty, teachers, scientists and organizations who have demonstrated a five years minimum of sustained excellence in mentoring underrepresented K-20 minority, women and disabled students to the professoriate ranks, the STEM industry, or the science and technology workforce. He also chaired the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Education and Workforce Development subcommittee. The Center for the Study of the Presidency and the Congress requested his engagement on policy advisor cohorts: the initiative on Strengthening America’s Future; and subsequently, the Center’s STEM Workforce Advisory Team. He also serves as a member of the Business and Industry STEM Education Council (BISEC). Virginia governors appointed him to state boards and commissions: Corrections Board (Governor Chuck Robb); Juvenile Justice Vice Chair (Governors Baliles, and L. Douglas Wilder); and, the Governors' P-16 Education Council (Mark Warner and Tim Kaine). And served also as Vice Chair and Charter Director of the statewide non-profit Voices for Virginia's Children. He was elected and served for many years on the Democratic State Central Committee, was nominated three times in southern Fairfax County to the state House of Delegates (less than 1% African American electorate), and managed other political campaigns, including then state Senator Wilder's Lt Governor NoVA campaign, an American history-making event. He is a recipient of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Silver Medal for superior contributions to workforce development, as well as Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award for Excellence in Government Reinvention. He was awarded the Jeannie P. Baliles Award for leadership in conceiving and developing the statewide Virginia Literacy (adult) Initiative. He is Vice President and baritone section leader at the 208 years-old Alfred Street Baptist Church's Senior Choir.


Thanking Brother George A. Beck, H.B.

Since his initiation into our Virginia Omega Alpha chapter at the University of Virginia in 1940, Brother George A. Beck, H.B. has graciously given his time, money, and hard work to Pi Lambda Phi. For many brothers, Brother Beck symbolizes the greatness of Pi Lambda Phi. After following in the footsteps of his brother , Sigmund Beck ‘35 and founding member of Virginia Omega Alpha, he joined Pi Lambda Phi, George served as House Manager, KOE and Rex. He was involved in the purchase and furnishing of the first Pilam house which was then the Hillel House and their current chapter house at 504 Rugby Road in Charlottesville, Virginia. George then served close to 40 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring as a Captain. Prior to joining the professional staff, he was the President of the Pi Lambda Phi Endowment Fund and long term member of the International Executive Council. During this time spent as a Councilman and President of the Endowment Fund, George worked with many of the “Grand Old Men - The Legends” of the Fraternity of whom many we still honor today by annual undergraduate and alumni achievement awards. In 1965 George was awarded the Diamond Chip Council Key, the highest alumni award given by the Fraternity. The following year he became Executive Secretary (Executive Director) of the professional staff. During his tenure on staff, George was instrumental and headed up the founding of close to 60 chapters. Some of his most notable achievements included the 1972 merger with Beta Sigma Rho, and the re-activation of his chapter at the University of Virginia. After retiring in 1992, George stayed very active with the Fraternity and within the National inter-fraternity community. He established and personally funds the Annual George A. Beck and Dorothy Beck Educational Scholarship Awards and served as a Trustee for the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation. George also was involved with the Fraternity Executive Association and the North-American Inter-Fraternity Conference for many years. He is the recipient of Theta Chi’s Chapman Alter Award for Inter-Fraternal Excellence and he proudly wears the North-American Inter-Fraternity Conference’s Gold Medal, the NIC’s highest award of which he was a former Director. Brother George A. Beck, H.B. has impacted the lives of countless men within and outside of Pilam. He is a shining example of what it means “Not Four Years, But a Lifetime.” Brother Beck, thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do for Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.


Scholarship Recipients 2012 George A. Beck, H.B. Scholar Award $2,500 Pedro Hipolito-Albarran, NY Phi Lambda at Adelphi University The George A. Beck, H.B. Outstanding Scholar Award is offered annually and is open to all brothers of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity who attend college or university where we have an active chapter. The criteria for this scholarship includes Campus Involvement as well as Fraternal and Community Service. Considered above all else though is the candidate’s academic standing.

Dorothy Beck Virginia Omega Alpha Scholarship Award $2,500 Kamal Charlard, VA Omega Alpha at the University of Virginia With the hope of helping yet another Pilam reach his own personal goals and in honor of his first wife, Dorothy, who passes away several years ago, Brother Beck offers an annual scholarship through the Dorothy Beck Virginia Omega Scholarship Program. This scholarship is restricted to brothers of his chapter and awarded to deserving brothers who have shown excellence in Scholarship, Fraternity Involvement and Sprit along with Community Service.

2012 Stanley L Klunder, H.B. Leadership Scholarship $1,000 Richard Teel, OH Beta Tau at Baldwin Wallace University This award is named for and in honor of, Brother Stanley Klunder, H.B. who was both Past President of the Fraternity and the Educational Foundation,. Brother Klunder has truly exemplified “Not Four Years, But a Lifetime” through his 36 years of service to our Fraternity. This award is determined based on both on Fraternity and Community Service, Academic Achievement and Financial Need. However, this Scholarship additionally weights the Leadership Quality and Talents of the individual and how well he has utilized them. The above scholarship awards are applicable to the recipient’s academic expenses for the upcoming Fall 2012 semester.


Elimination of Prejudice The Elimination of Prejudice creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people that prevent progress. By setting the conditions for sensitive societal conversations to take place, the Elimination of Prejudice promotes a better understanding between people.

Success Story: WI Chi Upsilon What began as a small event to promote a better understanding between people through small discussions on Carroll University’s campus quickly became something much more. On Monday, April 16, 2012, after months of planning and working with the university, the WI Chi Upsilon chapter of Pi Lambda Phi revealed their philanthropy event, “The Wall of Prejudice” (the Wall). The Wall was simply a temporary wall, made of wood built in a public place, where people can write every derogatory term they have been called. A few days later, the people who wrote the hateful words, which had negatively impacted their lives, would have the opportunity to tear them and the Wall down. The purpose of the event is to bring traditionally unspoken topics, such as the impact of prejudicial terms, to the forefront of discussion. Reactions from this event ranged greatly from those moved to tears as they reflected upon personal experiences and saw words either used against or by themselves written on the wall to those who felt this demonstration was both inappropriate and would fail to make a lasting difference in the way people treated one another. Although the concept of the event is simple, write words on a wall and then tear it down, the impact of this event was anything but simple. Students, campus administration and faculty, members of the community and even the local and state media took notice as a group of college Fraternity Men stood up against the negative impact prejudice plays in the lives of millions of people. Local Talk Radio Host, Charlie Sykes was one of the first to publically comment about this event. Conversations about this event continued to grow and eventually gained recognition and airtime on Fox6News Milwaukee. Fox6News reported on the Wall twice, once prior to tearing down the Wall and once again reporting on the tearing down of the Wall. Although opinions varied on whether this event was appropriate or would lead to the elimination of prejudice, it did accomplish its primary goal. This goal was to simply fulfill the mission of the Elimination of Prejudice: “creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people that prevent progress. By setting the conditions for sensitive societal conversations to take place, the Elimination of Prejudice promotes a better understanding between people.”


Pi Lambda Phi University In order to stay relevant and up to date with the 21st century, Pilam continues to grow and evolve with the times while staying true to same mission and purpose our founders established in 1895. Pi Lambda Phi University is our Fraternity’s New Member Education program and it sets us firmly ahead of the curve when it comes to providing services for our Brothers. Using the most up to date, relevant materials, PLPU is an online learning experience that strives to educate our New Members and Brothers in a fun, interactive, and technologically-savvy way. PLPU will not only continue to ensure that each New Member builds a strong foundation of Pilam knowledge before initiation, but it will also makes the entire process more convenient and accessible for everyone involved. Today’s college students are busier than ever before with jobs, internships, and membership in multiple campus organizations consuming their time. PLPU educational content is organized into natural 18-22 minute chunks leaving each New Member free to divide the week’s material into the number and length of sessions that most easily fits his own schedule. This way he can spend more of his time building bonds with his Brothers and Local Chapter instead of buried in a book or rearranging his entire schedule every week. Think of the possibilities as New Member Meetings can be specifically tailored to each unique class in the most meaningful ways: Group Discussions, Brotherhood and Service activities, as well as the Local Traditions and Customs of their chapter become the focus of New Member Education rather than making it through every page of purple new member manuals. In this way PLPU also eases the programming burden on our New Member Educators. Instead of reinventing the wheel every semester, sifting through crammed binders and overflowing milk crates of papers, or having nothing at all passed down from previous leadership, New Member Educators have all the essential educational materials constantly at their fingertips. They can then act as act as facilitators for their New Member Classes, interacting with each class’ unique personality and addressing their specific needs as they move through the program. Rather than spending all his time writing and organizing lessons, quizzes, and meeting agendas, the New Member Educator is now free to focus instead on welcoming New Members into Pilam and helping them develop relationships with the unique culture, traditions, and Brothers that make up their chapter.


Fall 2012 Regional Recruitment Conferences September 29th & 30th: *Philadelphia, PA MA Theta, MD Kappa Delta, NY Kappa Tau, NY Omicron Rho, NY Phi Lambda, PA Kappa Eta, PA Alpha Delta, PA Epsilon Zeta, PA Phi Sigma *Salem, VA NC Epsilon Kappa, NC Omega Beta, NC Omega Zeta, VA Lambda Kappa, VA Delta Chi, VA Omega Alpha, VA Omega Rho, VA Omicron Zeta, VA Theta Xi *Gainesville, FL FL Delta, FL Delta Upsilon, FL Epsilon Lambda

October 6th & 7th: *Berkeley, CA CA Tau, WA Epsilon Alpha *Ann Arbor, MI CN Kappa Kappa, IN Epsilon Gamma, MI Alpha Omega, MI Delta Beta, MI Epsilon, OH Beta Tau 13th & 14th: *Madison, WI IL Tau Delta, MN Kappa Chi, WI Chi Upsilon, WI Omega *State College, PA NY Omega Epsilon, PA Beta Gamma, PA Gamma Psi, PA Gamma Sigma, PA Omega Gamma, PA Sigma Upsilon


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Songs of Pi Lambda Phi Jolly Laddies To the Tune of There’s a Tavern in the Town We are Jolly Laddies, Jolly Laddies we, And firm united is our com-a-ra-de-rie, So we’ll all join in, to make the wel-kin ring, While to Pi Lambda Phi we sing. So let’s join in jolly chorus, While our Youth is still before us, Let us ev-er joy-ous be. Pi Lamb-da Phi inscribed in ev’ry loy-al heart, Fra-ter-nal friendship till in death we all do part. So we’ll all join in, to make the wel-kin ring, While to Pi Lambda Phi we sing! Brother Mine Forever Words by Jack Yellen, MI Epsilon ‘13 Past Supreme Rex To the chorus of “Keep the Home Fires Burning” Brother mine forever, We are bound together, By a bond that stronger grows As years roll by. Mystic words unspoken, Holy vows unbroken Holds us faithful to the tie, Of Pi Lambda Phi. When the days are dreary, When the heart grows weary; Tho the dark clouds of despair, May hide the sky, I shall ne'er be friendless, For our love is endless; Even death can't break the tie, Of Pi Lambda Phi. The Purple and The Gold Words by Warren P. Green To the tune of “Coast Guard Marching Song” Hail to the Purple and the Gold; Long may her colors wave. Them emblem of Pi Lambda PhiA symbol of her brave Mighty in loyalty are we; No other love so true. We stand for mightFor all that’s right. Hail Pi Lambda Phi Hail Pi Lambda Phi Hail Pi Lambda Phi to you.


National Anthems Canada O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

United States of America Oh, say can you see, By the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, Through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly streaming And the rockets' red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there. O, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave


THE CREED OF PI LAMBDA PHI

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HAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED FREE AND EQUAL.

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HAT NO SOCIETY OF MEN CAN FLOURISH UNLESS MEMBERS OF THAT SOCIETY ARE ENDOWED WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF FREEDOM.

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HAT FREEDOM IMPLIES THE ELIMINATION OF PREJUDICE – THAT THE ELIMINATION OF PREJUDICE MEANS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ‘TWIXT MEN.

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HAT IT IS INCUMBENT UPON ME TO FIGHT FOR SUCH FREEDOM EVEN WITH MY LIFE.

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HAT IT IS INCUMBENT UPON ME IN MY PERSONAL LIFE TO BE DEVOTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF HONESTY AND JUSTICE.

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HAT BECAUSE MY COUNTRY IS DEDICATED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL MEN OF ALL CREEDS, I HEREBY PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO MY COUNTRY, AND TO ITS NATIONAL SYMBOL.

2012 Presidential Awards Banquet  

Presidential Awards Banquet at the 117th Annual Pi Lambda Phi Leadership Convention

2012 Presidential Awards Banquet  

Presidential Awards Banquet at the 117th Annual Pi Lambda Phi Leadership Convention

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