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CONTENTS

TRIANGLE REVIEW Vol. 104 No. 1, Spring 2016 Published three times annually The TRIANGLE REVIEW is the official magazine of Triangle Fraternity, published since 1911 and currently distributed to over 18,000 actives and alumni.

COVER STORY

Articles in the TRIANGLE REVIEW represent the opinion of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of Triangle Fraternity, Triangle Education Foundation and Triangle Building & Housing Corporation.

CATALINA ISLAND.

Education Foundation Announces Capital Campaign Triangle embarks on several new programs thanks to the support of Judy and Larry Garatoni pur58

Publish Articles

Beaches, marine life, off-roading, zip-lines, and theaters. Build your own trip on Catalina Island. Triangle hosts the Catalina Island Getaway. Tickets start at just $25 per person. Friends and family welcome. For details visit www.triangle.org/events.

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Have an idea for an article and would like to submit it? We accept a variety of submissions, ranging from alumni and chapter updates to descriptions of events and highlights of successes. Please email article information and photographs to editor@triangle.org.

Update Contact Information Visit www.triangle.org/alumni to update mailing and other contact information. You may also call Triangle Fraternity Headquarters. Contact information provided below.

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Headquarters Information & Contacts Triangle Fraternity Headquarters 120 S Center Street Plainfield, IN 46168

Triangle’s New Programs We are excited to announce several new programs launched thanks to the help of several generous alumni

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm ET Fraternity Phone | (317) 837-9640 Foundation Phone | (317) 837-9641 Fax | (317) 837-9642 Web | www.triangle.org Facebook | facebook.com/trianglefraternity Twitter | @trianglehq

FEATURE STORY

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Meet Chris Hancock

Triangle Fraternity is a proud member of

A Q & A session with Triangle Fraternity’s New Executive Director Chris Hancock

Triangle Review Staff Editor H. Andrew Goss lou00

Hosted by the

Assistant Editor & Art Director Kent T. Hoffman ar07

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Editing Team Members Kevin Y. Fong ucla84, Marcos D. Stocco ok93, Culin Thompson kan13 Photographer Peter Reza hou10

4 National President Letter 9 Building & Housing Corp. Contest Winners

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Welcome New Education Foundation Board Members

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National Council Elections

13 TEF’s Scott Bova

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Chapter/Colony News Briefs

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Celebrates 15 Years

Remembering James “Jim” Hall Jones cin53

14 Triangle’s Newest

23 Chapter Eternal

Wall of Fame members

Triangle REVIEW |

3 | Spring 2016


Triangle REVIEW

Wh a t a r e y o u d o i n g

LABOR DAY WEEKEND? Join us on

CONTENTS

TRIANGLE REVIEW Vol. 104 No. 1, Spring 2016 Published three times annually The TRIANGLE REVIEW is the official magazine of Triangle Fraternity, published since 1911 and currently distributed to over 18,000 actives and alumni.

COVER STORY

Articles in the TRIANGLE REVIEW represent the opinion of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of Triangle Fraternity, Triangle Education Foundation and Triangle Building & Housing Corporation.

CATALINA ISLAND.

Education Foundation Announces Capital Campaign Triangle embarks on several new programs thanks to the support of Judy and Larry Garatoni pur58

Publish Articles

Beaches, marine life, off-roading, zip-lines, and theaters. Build your own trip on Catalina Island. Triangle hosts the Catalina Island Getaway. Tickets start at just $25 per person. Friends and family welcome. For details visit www.triangle.org/events.

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Have an idea for an article and would like to submit it? We accept a variety of submissions, ranging from alumni and chapter updates to descriptions of events and highlights of successes. Please email article information and photographs to editor@triangle.org.

Update Contact Information Visit www.triangle.org/alumni to update mailing and other contact information. You may also call Triangle Fraternity Headquarters. Contact information provided below.

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Headquarters Information & Contacts Triangle Fraternity Headquarters 120 S Center Street Plainfield, IN 46168

Triangle’s New Programs We are excited to announce several new programs launched thanks to the help of several generous alumni

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm ET Fraternity Phone | (317) 837-9640 Foundation Phone | (317) 837-9641 Fax | (317) 837-9642 Web | www.triangle.org Facebook | facebook.com/trianglefraternity Twitter | @trianglehq

FEATURE STORY

16

Meet Chris Hancock

Triangle Fraternity is a proud member of

A Q & A session with Triangle Fraternity’s New Executive Director Chris Hancock

Triangle Review Staff Editor H. Andrew Goss lou00

Hosted by the

Assistant Editor & Art Director Kent T. Hoffman ar07

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Editing Team Members Kevin Y. Fong ucla84, Marcos D. Stocco ok93, Culin Thompson kan13 Photographer Peter Reza hou10

4 National President Letter 9 Building & Housing Corp. Contest Winners

5

Welcome New Education Foundation Board Members

6

National Council Elections

13 TEF’s Scott Bova

19

Chapter/Colony News Briefs

22

Celebrates 15 Years

Remembering James “Jim” Hall Jones cin53

14 Triangle’s Newest

23 Chapter Eternal

Wall of Fame members

Triangle REVIEW |

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NATIONAL PRESIDENT`S LETTER

The overarching theme of the strategic plan is: ‘Build a cohesive organization of fifty high performing chapters composed of brothers for life who daily live the values of Triangle ‘ Let me repeat that: ‘Build a cohesive organization of fifty high performing chapters composed of brothers for life who daily live the values of Triangle ‘ . While there are close to 30 objectives in the plan, they all are aimed at achieving the above statement. There are two overriding goals of the plan. One is to achieve stability and sustainability of the national organization and of each chapter. To ensure that the fraternity survives for another 108 years and to provide the services needed and required by our chapters we need to be much larger than we have been for the last 40 years. We also have a great product that we need to share with many more men at additional outstanding engineering schools across the country. Likewise, our chapters need to grow to ensure stability and sustainability and to offer the Triangle experience to more men. When I joined Council it had already set the goal of an average chapter size of 50 men. I truly wondered if it was achievable. At the time the

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Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to introduce our newest members of the Board of Directors! Joining the Board for a three-year term are Lawrence “Larry” Garatoni pur58 and John Storm pur71. “The Triangle Education Foundation is fortunate to have Larry and John’s expertise on the Board of Directors!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation. “Their business acumen and love for Triangle make them a perfect addition to our Board. We look forward to learning from them and helping us achieve our long-term vision and goals.”

The other major component of the strategic plan is to help provide and deliver that richer experience to our brothers. It does this in a range of efforts. For alumni this involves providing more opportunities for life long engagement. For actives the key activities are improved educational offerings and chapter services. One of these is a four-year total member education program, The Journey,

Garatoni brings over 40 years as a CEO to the Triangle Education Foundation. Larry started his CEO career by opening a long term care facility. Over the years, Larry started and sold five companies under the Health Quest Group, that all focused on the service aspects of the health care industry. He then moved into purchasing and running software and internet sales companies, including Achieve Healthcare Technology, FurnitureFind.com, and Winesource.com. In 2007, Larry founded HQ Investments to manage investments in public equities, private equities, hedge funds, venture capital and angel investing.

which goes from the new member education program to life after college. In the spirit of Herb Scobie, we are working to build better men, who are men of character and integrity, who become livelong friends and brothers, and who live the values of our Ritual in their daily lives. Other programs announced at the National Convention were the Garatoni Building Better Men Program and two initiatives that focus on academic excellence – the Kahlert Academic Excellence Awards and the Gargani Academic U. Additionally, we have made significant enhancements to our chapter visitation program to provide increased help and assistance. As Daniel Burnham, the architect of the Chicago Plan said “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” Triangle is making no little plans, we are setting big audacious goals which stir my soul and which I hope stir yours and working together we will achieve them. I am excited to be your National President and look forward to working with you and seeing all that we can achieve as we daily live the values of F, S, C and T.

Randy Drew rose67 | National President

Inc. (CHI), a company he founded in 1986 to provide cost-effective heat treatment solutions. CHI developed an advanced computer controlled induction heating technology known and patented as the Micropulse™ Process, used on a majority of car and truck powertrains worldwide. Building on the CHI tradition of technological excellence, in 2003 an engineering development extension of his work with power take-off (PTO) gears, CHI developed the Real Power® line of PTO driven generator systems. These systems have helped people working in municipal, fire-rescue, construction, healthcare, mining, farming and many other vocations to perform work that was previously not possible. These systems can be found around the world.

New Foundation Board Members John Storm pur73 (top) and Larry Garatoni pur58 (bottom)

Storm adds his expertise as the CEO of Contour Hardening,

National President Randall E. Drew rose67

Vice President Brian K. Jarman pur01

Secretary Stuart J. Masuda uci07

Treasurer Gary N. Bodnar pur76

Immediate Past President Jeffrey T. Weikinger tol97

Active Advisor Culin A. Thompson kan13

Councilmen David H. Yick ps63 Kevin Y. Fong ucla84 Marcos D. Stocco ok93 John C. Cottage ps04 Joseph M. Cerrato os05

Council of Emerging Leaders A New Opportunity for Alumni

The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new alumni initiative, the Council of Emerging Leaders (CEL). The CEL will serve as an opportunity for alumni brothers who graduated within the past 20 years to expand their involvement with Triangle at local, regional and national levels. The purpose of the Council of Emerging Leaders is to increase alumni engagement, expand opportunities for more recent alumni to stay involved with Triangle over an extended period of time, and strengthen the ability of alumni to provide feedback on the direction of Triangle. Members of the the council will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of Triangle, receive invitations to VIP social events, network with prominent alumni leaders and represent Triangle at events. To become of a member of the CEL individuals make a $1000 annual gift ($84 monthly) to the Triangle Education Foundation ($600 yearly for those out of school less than five years). Recruitment for the 2016 class is underway. Interested in joining the Council of Emerging Leaders? Contact Foundation Vice President Aaron Girson at agirson@triangle.org.

Chairman

FOUNDING MEMBERS

When I became Vice President two years ago, I said that I didn’t really have an agenda for when I was President, but I began to prepare that day to be President. Now my agenda for my term as President is overflowing, but it is still focused on implementing our strategic plan. You’ve heard us begin to talk about that plan – “50/50 by 2020”. While it may seem from that title that National Council is focused only on expansion, that’s not the case.

Welcomes New Board Members

average chapter size was about 25, today it is approaching 40. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel – we will get to 50! One of the best lessons I learned in my career was that if you set big audacious goals, break them into small manageable pieces and engage and trust the team you can achieve much more than you ever expected you could. The purpose of having larger chapters is to offer a richer, more fulfilling experience of a brotherhood for life to more outstanding men.

NATIONAL COUNCIL

I am honored to be your National President. We have a lot of work to do and there will be a lot of change in the next two years. I promise to work on your behalf to make Triangle a fraternity that does an outstanding job building better men. My hope is that in two years, you will say job well done. Almost exactly 40 years ago, on August 16, 1975 I stood before the National Convention in Rolla, MO and took the oath of office as your National President. Little did I know that I would be involved in Triangle for all the years in between.

Triangle Education Foundation

Ryan Sunyak tol10

Vice Chairman Jake Hoppert msu10

Secretary Travis Gault lou02

Members Jon Eklund msoe99 Brian Jarman pur01 Eli ImMasche csu02 Matthew Barto ps05 Joe Cerrato os05 Matthew Kalkbrenner umbc08 David Petrone pitt08 Mark Lu cal09 Michael Mayer tol09 Matthew Gargani pitt10 Colin Williams pitt11

Triangle REVIEW |

5 | Spring 2016


NATIONAL PRESIDENT`S LETTER

The overarching theme of the strategic plan is: ‘Build a cohesive organization of fifty high performing chapters composed of brothers for life who daily live the values of Triangle ‘ Let me repeat that: ‘Build a cohesive organization of fifty high performing chapters composed of brothers for life who daily live the values of Triangle ‘ . While there are close to 30 objectives in the plan, they all are aimed at achieving the above statement. There are two overriding goals of the plan. One is to achieve stability and sustainability of the national organization and of each chapter. To ensure that the fraternity survives for another 108 years and to provide the services needed and required by our chapters we need to be much larger than we have been for the last 40 years. We also have a great product that we need to share with many more men at additional outstanding engineering schools across the country. Likewise, our chapters need to grow to ensure stability and sustainability and to offer the Triangle experience to more men. When I joined Council it had already set the goal of an average chapter size of 50 men. I truly wondered if it was achievable. At the time the

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Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to introduce our newest members of the Board of Directors! Joining the Board for a three-year term are Lawrence “Larry” Garatoni pur58 and John Storm pur71. “The Triangle Education Foundation is fortunate to have Larry and John’s expertise on the Board of Directors!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation. “Their business acumen and love for Triangle make them a perfect addition to our Board. We look forward to learning from them and helping us achieve our long-term vision and goals.”

The other major component of the strategic plan is to help provide and deliver that richer experience to our brothers. It does this in a range of efforts. For alumni this involves providing more opportunities for life long engagement. For actives the key activities are improved educational offerings and chapter services. One of these is a four-year total member education program, The Journey,

Garatoni brings over 40 years as a CEO to the Triangle Education Foundation. Larry started his CEO career by opening a long term care facility. Over the years, Larry started and sold five companies under the Health Quest Group, that all focused on the service aspects of the health care industry. He then moved into purchasing and running software and internet sales companies, including Achieve Healthcare Technology, FurnitureFind.com, and Winesource.com. In 2007, Larry founded HQ Investments to manage investments in public equities, private equities, hedge funds, venture capital and angel investing.

which goes from the new member education program to life after college. In the spirit of Herb Scobie, we are working to build better men, who are men of character and integrity, who become livelong friends and brothers, and who live the values of our Ritual in their daily lives. Other programs announced at the National Convention were the Garatoni Building Better Men Program and two initiatives that focus on academic excellence – the Kahlert Academic Excellence Awards and the Gargani Academic U. Additionally, we have made significant enhancements to our chapter visitation program to provide increased help and assistance. As Daniel Burnham, the architect of the Chicago Plan said “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” Triangle is making no little plans, we are setting big audacious goals which stir my soul and which I hope stir yours and working together we will achieve them. I am excited to be your National President and look forward to working with you and seeing all that we can achieve as we daily live the values of F, S, C and T.

Randy Drew rose67 | National President

Inc. (CHI), a company he founded in 1986 to provide cost-effective heat treatment solutions. CHI developed an advanced computer controlled induction heating technology known and patented as the Micropulse™ Process, used on a majority of car and truck powertrains worldwide. Building on the CHI tradition of technological excellence, in 2003 an engineering development extension of his work with power take-off (PTO) gears, CHI developed the Real Power® line of PTO driven generator systems. These systems have helped people working in municipal, fire-rescue, construction, healthcare, mining, farming and many other vocations to perform work that was previously not possible. These systems can be found around the world.

New Foundation Board Members John Storm pur73 (top) and Larry Garatoni pur58 (bottom)

Storm adds his expertise as the CEO of Contour Hardening,

National President Randall E. Drew rose67

Vice President Brian K. Jarman pur01

Secretary Stuart J. Masuda uci07

Treasurer Gary N. Bodnar pur76

Immediate Past President Jeffrey T. Weikinger tol97

Active Advisor Culin A. Thompson kan13

Councilmen David H. Yick ps63 Kevin Y. Fong ucla84 Marcos D. Stocco ok93 John C. Cottage ps04 Joseph M. Cerrato os05

Council of Emerging Leaders A New Opportunity for Alumni

The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new alumni initiative, the Council of Emerging Leaders (CEL). The CEL will serve as an opportunity for alumni brothers who graduated within the past 20 years to expand their involvement with Triangle at local, regional and national levels. The purpose of the Council of Emerging Leaders is to increase alumni engagement, expand opportunities for more recent alumni to stay involved with Triangle over an extended period of time, and strengthen the ability of alumni to provide feedback on the direction of Triangle. Members of the the council will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of Triangle, receive invitations to VIP social events, network with prominent alumni leaders and represent Triangle at events. To become of a member of the CEL individuals make a $1000 annual gift ($84 monthly) to the Triangle Education Foundation ($600 yearly for those out of school less than five years). Recruitment for the 2016 class is underway. Interested in joining the Council of Emerging Leaders? Contact Foundation Vice President Aaron Girson at agirson@triangle.org.

Chairman

FOUNDING MEMBERS

When I became Vice President two years ago, I said that I didn’t really have an agenda for when I was President, but I began to prepare that day to be President. Now my agenda for my term as President is overflowing, but it is still focused on implementing our strategic plan. You’ve heard us begin to talk about that plan – “50/50 by 2020”. While it may seem from that title that National Council is focused only on expansion, that’s not the case.

Welcomes New Board Members

average chapter size was about 25, today it is approaching 40. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel – we will get to 50! One of the best lessons I learned in my career was that if you set big audacious goals, break them into small manageable pieces and engage and trust the team you can achieve much more than you ever expected you could. The purpose of having larger chapters is to offer a richer, more fulfilling experience of a brotherhood for life to more outstanding men.

NATIONAL COUNCIL

I am honored to be your National President. We have a lot of work to do and there will be a lot of change in the next two years. I promise to work on your behalf to make Triangle a fraternity that does an outstanding job building better men. My hope is that in two years, you will say job well done. Almost exactly 40 years ago, on August 16, 1975 I stood before the National Convention in Rolla, MO and took the oath of office as your National President. Little did I know that I would be involved in Triangle for all the years in between.

Triangle Education Foundation

Ryan Sunyak tol10

Vice Chairman Jake Hoppert msu10

Secretary Travis Gault lou02

Members Jon Eklund msoe99 Brian Jarman pur01 Eli ImMasche csu02 Matthew Barto ps05 Joe Cerrato os05 Matthew Kalkbrenner umbc08 David Petrone pitt08 Mark Lu cal09 Michael Mayer tol09 Matthew Gargani pitt10 Colin Williams pitt11

Triangle REVIEW |

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NATIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Nominated for President | Randall Drew rose67

Who is up for re-election?

Education

National Council is Triangle’s all-volunteer board of directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, six Councilmen and the Immediate Past President. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are appointed annually. The President and Vice President are elected for one-year terms and three Councilmen are elected each year for two-year staggered terms.

Term Length of 1 year

B.S. Math - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern

Employer Commonwealth Edison 1968-2002

Nominated for Councilman | John Cottage ps04 Term Length of 2 years

Occupation Retired. Formerly Director of Information Planning, Sr. Procurement Specialist, Sr. Systems Analyst

Education

Goals for Triangle -

Penn State University

Begin implementation of the strategic plan to build upon our successes and to continue to propel Triangle forward as one of the leaders in the Greek World. Continue to grow the fraternity to 50 chapters and beyond to provide the Triangle Experience to more men and to ensure the stability of the fraternity for the future. Work to strengthen existing chapters in living our values daily and increasing the number of stable high performing chapters. Develop new chapter award and recognition system. Review and improve how we deliver chapter and alumni services. Ensure the successful implementation of the Everyman Journey, our four year educational program to build better men.

Nominated for Vice President | Brian Jarman pur01 Term Length of 1 year

Employer Bergen County Technical School

Occupation Network Engineer/Architect

Goals for Triangle -

Ensure that Triangle brothers have the opportunity to learn skills that will help them once they leave the college bubble. Increase the name recognition of Triangle through increased expansion. Increase the financial stability of the national organization. Continue to adapt to a governance model that can empower our staff to execute the strategic plan

Education

Nominated for Councilman | Jon Eklund msoe99

B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University JD - McKinney School of Law

Term Length of 2 years

Employer

Education

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

B.S. Computer Engineering - Milwaukee School of Engineering

Occupation

Employer

Patent Attorney

Motorola Mobility

Goals for Triangle -

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Talk like one Triangle. What we say influences how we think. Create communications and messages at all levels of the organization (chapter level, national fraternity, Triangle Education Foundation, and Triangle Building Housing Corporation) which reinforce our identity as one Triangle Fraternity with different backgrounds, talents, gifts, and goals. Think like one Triangle. Our identity as Triangle Fraternity members comes from our shared values as exemplified in the Ritual. We do this by creating and implementing expectations and standards for members and chapters to guide our thinking. Acting like one Triangle. What we do is evidence of what we believe. If we believe we’re one Triangle, we need to act as One Triangle. We do this through creating shared beliefs and experiences that are common among all our members.

Occupation Software Engineer

Goals for Triangle -

Improve Council’s responsiveness to the needs of small chapters. Increase communication/engagement/transparency/understanding with local organizations. Be able to clearly explain the “why” behind all actions and policies created and governed at the national level.

Triangle REVIEW |

7 | Spring 2016


NATIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Nominated for President | Randall Drew rose67

Who is up for re-election?

Education

National Council is Triangle’s all-volunteer board of directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, six Councilmen and the Immediate Past President. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are appointed annually. The President and Vice President are elected for one-year terms and three Councilmen are elected each year for two-year staggered terms.

Term Length of 1 year

B.S. Math - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern

Employer Commonwealth Edison 1968-2002

Nominated for Councilman | John Cottage ps04 Term Length of 2 years

Occupation Retired. Formerly Director of Information Planning, Sr. Procurement Specialist, Sr. Systems Analyst

Education

Goals for Triangle -

Penn State University

Begin implementation of the strategic plan to build upon our successes and to continue to propel Triangle forward as one of the leaders in the Greek World. Continue to grow the fraternity to 50 chapters and beyond to provide the Triangle Experience to more men and to ensure the stability of the fraternity for the future. Work to strengthen existing chapters in living our values daily and increasing the number of stable high performing chapters. Develop new chapter award and recognition system. Review and improve how we deliver chapter and alumni services. Ensure the successful implementation of the Everyman Journey, our four year educational program to build better men.

Nominated for Vice President | Brian Jarman pur01 Term Length of 1 year

Employer Bergen County Technical School

Occupation Network Engineer/Architect

Goals for Triangle -

Ensure that Triangle brothers have the opportunity to learn skills that will help them once they leave the college bubble. Increase the name recognition of Triangle through increased expansion. Increase the financial stability of the national organization. Continue to adapt to a governance model that can empower our staff to execute the strategic plan

Education

Nominated for Councilman | Jon Eklund msoe99

B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University JD - McKinney School of Law

Term Length of 2 years

Employer

Education

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

B.S. Computer Engineering - Milwaukee School of Engineering

Occupation

Employer

Patent Attorney

Motorola Mobility

Goals for Triangle -

-

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Talk like one Triangle. What we say influences how we think. Create communications and messages at all levels of the organization (chapter level, national fraternity, Triangle Education Foundation, and Triangle Building Housing Corporation) which reinforce our identity as one Triangle Fraternity with different backgrounds, talents, gifts, and goals. Think like one Triangle. Our identity as Triangle Fraternity members comes from our shared values as exemplified in the Ritual. We do this by creating and implementing expectations and standards for members and chapters to guide our thinking. Acting like one Triangle. What we do is evidence of what we believe. If we believe we’re one Triangle, we need to act as One Triangle. We do this through creating shared beliefs and experiences that are common among all our members.

Occupation Software Engineer

Goals for Triangle -

Improve Council’s responsiveness to the needs of small chapters. Increase communication/engagement/transparency/understanding with local organizations. Be able to clearly explain the “why” behind all actions and policies created and governed at the national level.

Triangle REVIEW |

7 | Spring 2016


NATIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Nominated for Councilman | Ryan Sunyak tol10 Term Length of 2 years Education

Employer General Electric

Occupation Goals for Triangle Provide strategy to contemporize chapter services and improve cost-effectiveness. Develop services for alumni and advising the organization. Facilitate collegiate chapter stability by furthering the roll-out of the membership development board model. Improve alumni engagement through the development of a more complete alumni experience.

HOW TO

NATIONAL COUNCIL NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Elections for National Council and Triangle Building & Housing Corp. are now open! Visit www.triangle.org to view candidate bios and vote. Online voting is open between now and June 25, 2015. If you’d like to vote via paper ballot please contact Triangle Fraternity Headquarters at (317) 837-9640 or email lynnef@triangle.org.

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Contest Winners South Dakota Mines takes home a $1,200 check

The Purdue Chapter won in the category of Best Interior Improvement. Actives and Alumni of the chapter coordinated to paint the house’s dining room, chapter room, and main stairwell and replacing old, broken, outdated ballast lighting with LED strip lighting.

The TBHC is proud to announce South Dakota Mines, Cincinnati, Purdue, and UWM as Improvement Contest winners during the 2014-2015 contest year.

Engineer, New & Emerging Technologies

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Building & Housing Corp.

Four years ago the Triangle Building & Housing Corporation (TBHC), then known as the Building Loan Fund, created the Improvement Project Contest in an effort to encourage improvements to chapter/ colony housing and the surrounding community. To date the TBHC has awarded over $10,000 in cash prizes to various Triangle organizations.

BSEE - University of Toledo MSEE - Georgia Institute of Technology

South Dakota Mines took home the first place price, Best Overall Project, and a $1,200 check after completing various renovations to their chapter house including improved ADA accessibility, landscaping, exterior drainage, landscaping sprinkler repair, sidewalk replacement, and improving common areas. Cincinnati took first in the Best Exterior Improvement category. The Cincinnati Chapter drastically improved the outward appearance of their chapter house by adding a metal Delta-T to the side of the chapter house, installing a brick walkway, and making general landscaping improvements.

The Nominating Committee meets annually for the purpose of reviewing interested parties and their qualifications. It is chaired by the Immediate Past President unless he is unable to serve in which case another past President will serve as chair. Each year, the Nominating Committee selects candidates for President and Vice President for one-year terms as well as three candidates for Councilmen for two-year terms.

Brothers of the Purdue Chapter of Triangle fix up their chapter house for their TBHC contest entry.

UWM undertook a large landscaping project to win in the category of Best Green/Eco Improvement. The chapter began by re-grading their backyard to create a fire pit and gathering area. In the end the chapter improved exterior drainage by re-leveling their yard to naturally move water away from their property while simultaneously installing a solar powered sumppump system to improve basement drainage.

BUILDING & HOUSING CORP. ELECTIONS Nominated for Director | John Malmquist wis72 Term Length of 5 years

Committee Members

Education

Chair Jeff Weikinger tol97

BSCE, Structural - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology M.B.A. Production Management - University of Wisconsin

Vice Chair Joe Cerrato osu05

Employer

Secretary Stuart Masuda uci07

Occupation

Members Omar Hernandez nu75 Bryley Murphy ky12 Paul Boyle tsu87 Kurt Over pitt83 Jeff Cottrell mtu94 (ex-officio)

Is your chapter or colony planning a project to improve your physical plant to the surrounding community? Document your project and submit it to the TBHC Improvement Project. Visit www.triangle.org/tbhc.

MCC Wisconsin Inc.

Owner

Goals for the Triangle Building & Housing Corporation -

Undertake property ownership where those options are deemed appropriate by local alumni. Provide personal, relevant, experiential based assistance & guidance on housing, finance, construction, renovation, and management. Generate new avenues of income in order to better serve current and future clients of the Building and Housing Corp. Offer property management services to all Triangle Fraternity chapters with property.

Triangle REVIEW |

9 | Spring 2016


NATIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Nominated for Councilman | Ryan Sunyak tol10 Term Length of 2 years Education

Employer General Electric

Occupation Goals for Triangle Provide strategy to contemporize chapter services and improve cost-effectiveness. Develop services for alumni and advising the organization. Facilitate collegiate chapter stability by furthering the roll-out of the membership development board model. Improve alumni engagement through the development of a more complete alumni experience.

HOW TO

NATIONAL COUNCIL NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Elections for National Council and Triangle Building & Housing Corp. are now open! Visit www.triangle.org to view candidate bios and vote. Online voting is open between now and June 25, 2015. If you’d like to vote via paper ballot please contact Triangle Fraternity Headquarters at (317) 837-9640 or email lynnef@triangle.org.

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Contest Winners South Dakota Mines takes home a $1,200 check

The Purdue Chapter won in the category of Best Interior Improvement. Actives and Alumni of the chapter coordinated to paint the house’s dining room, chapter room, and main stairwell and replacing old, broken, outdated ballast lighting with LED strip lighting.

The TBHC is proud to announce South Dakota Mines, Cincinnati, Purdue, and UWM as Improvement Contest winners during the 2014-2015 contest year.

Engineer, New & Emerging Technologies

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Building & Housing Corp.

Four years ago the Triangle Building & Housing Corporation (TBHC), then known as the Building Loan Fund, created the Improvement Project Contest in an effort to encourage improvements to chapter/ colony housing and the surrounding community. To date the TBHC has awarded over $10,000 in cash prizes to various Triangle organizations.

BSEE - University of Toledo MSEE - Georgia Institute of Technology

South Dakota Mines took home the first place price, Best Overall Project, and a $1,200 check after completing various renovations to their chapter house including improved ADA accessibility, landscaping, exterior drainage, landscaping sprinkler repair, sidewalk replacement, and improving common areas. Cincinnati took first in the Best Exterior Improvement category. The Cincinnati Chapter drastically improved the outward appearance of their chapter house by adding a metal Delta-T to the side of the chapter house, installing a brick walkway, and making general landscaping improvements.

The Nominating Committee meets annually for the purpose of reviewing interested parties and their qualifications. It is chaired by the Immediate Past President unless he is unable to serve in which case another past President will serve as chair. Each year, the Nominating Committee selects candidates for President and Vice President for one-year terms as well as three candidates for Councilmen for two-year terms.

Brothers of the Purdue Chapter of Triangle fix up their chapter house for their TBHC contest entry.

UWM undertook a large landscaping project to win in the category of Best Green/Eco Improvement. The chapter began by re-grading their backyard to create a fire pit and gathering area. In the end the chapter improved exterior drainage by re-leveling their yard to naturally move water away from their property while simultaneously installing a solar powered sumppump system to improve basement drainage.

BUILDING & HOUSING CORP. ELECTIONS Nominated for Director | John Malmquist wis72 Term Length of 5 years

Committee Members

Education

Chair Jeff Weikinger tol97

BSCE, Structural - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology M.B.A. Production Management - University of Wisconsin

Vice Chair Joe Cerrato osu05

Employer

Secretary Stuart Masuda uci07

Occupation

Members Omar Hernandez nu75 Bryley Murphy ky12 Paul Boyle tsu87 Kurt Over pitt83 Jeff Cottrell mtu94 (ex-officio)

Is your chapter or colony planning a project to improve your physical plant to the surrounding community? Document your project and submit it to the TBHC Improvement Project. Visit www.triangle.org/tbhc.

MCC Wisconsin Inc.

Owner

Goals for the Triangle Building & Housing Corporation -

Undertake property ownership where those options are deemed appropriate by local alumni. Provide personal, relevant, experiential based assistance & guidance on housing, finance, construction, renovation, and management. Generate new avenues of income in order to better serve current and future clients of the Building and Housing Corp. Offer property management services to all Triangle Fraternity chapters with property.

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$7 mil. $6 mil.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN One Time Gift A one-time gift to the Foundation can be made payable by check, cash, credit card, stocks or publicly traded securities. Payments can be mailed to the Triangle Education Foundation at 120 S. Center Street, Plainfield, IN 46168 or made online at www.triangleef.org or by calling (317) 837-9641.

$5 mil. $4 mil.

Appreciated Publicly-Traded Securities can be transferred electronically or through documents filed to the Triangle Education Foundation, identifying the Triangle Education Foundation as the recipient. The donor may avoid capital gains tax while receiving an income tax deduction based on the security’s market value, subject to possible limitations that should be discussed with the donor’s tax return preparer.

$3 mil. $2 mil. $1 mil.

Recurring Gift A gift that is processed automatically on a schedule determined by the donor (i.e., monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.).

Pledge Pledged gifts are made over a time period of up to five years and may be made in the same manner as a one-time gift.

Gift from your IRA

Gifts as of April:

$5.9 mil.

Campaign for Triangle

Our goal:

$6.5 mil.

If you are 70 1/2 , you are able to make a gift to the Triangle Education Foundation and the Campaign for Triangle directly from your IRA. Giving this way is easy and can be accomplished in a few days.

Planned Gift Donors may choose to include the Triangle Education Foundation in their Estate Plan though a Bequest, Gift Annuity, Life Insurance or other planned giving vehicle. For more information on Planned Gifts and other giving methods contact Amy Buchheit at by abuchheit@traingle.org or by phone at (317) 203-7759 or Aaron Girson at agirson@triangle.org.

$6.5 Million Campaign is Triangle’s Most Ambitious Fund-Raising Effort

T

riangle Education Foundation Chairman Al Ver ar65 announced the $6.5 million capital campaign on July 18 at the closing banquet of Triangle’s National Convention in Tyson’s Corner, VA. At the public kickoff for the Campaign for Triangle, an event attended by more than 250 actives, alumni, and friends of Triangle; Chairman Ver highlighted the Foundation’s plans to help ensure Triangle remains the leading college fraternity for engineers, architects, and scientists.

Our Campaign

DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS Triangle is focused on providing opportunities for each member to become a better man; one who leads selflessly, with compassion, honor and conviction. This mission is not only one for Triangle, but for our greater community and a better world. In approaching the needs of today’s young men and to better prepare them for the changing world, the Fraternity has expanded and designed new programs that focus on the Mind, the Man and the World. Each piece combined will develop a well-balanced man of high moral character in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. The Foundation’s Campaign For Triangle will provide the resources to make these programs a reality.

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MIND

Endowment Goal: $1,250,000 Programs designed to challenge the mind, increase Triangle members’ academic performance, have them excel in the classroom, and improve their graduation rate, thus preparing them to be the best in their chosen career field.

MAN

Endowment Goal: $4,750,000 Developing leaders that are prepared requires expanding potential leaders’ knowledge base along with their skills level. The goal is to educate Triangle Men to become leaders who will enrich their communities.

WORLD

Endowment Goal: $500,000 Life exists beyond the campus and chapter house walls. Preparing men for life beyone college comprises the final foundational side of the Campaign to develop a new generation of leaders.

The most ambitious fund raising campaign in Triangle’s 109year history aims to increase the Triangle Education Foundation’s ability to fund financial aid, educational, leadership, and scholarship programs. The Campaign For Triangle will increase the Foundation’s endowment to more than $10 million, eventually increasing annual educational funding by $250,000. In total the Campaign for Triangle - Developing the Next Generation of Leaders will raise $1.25 million in support of academic success and financial aid programs; $4.75 million for leadership development and educational programs, and $500,000 for programing to develop well rounded and community minded citizens. Chairman Ver shared how the generosity of alumni and friends of Triangle had allowed the Foundation to steadily increase its support but challenged the gathering to do more.

The men we are training today will be the ones that will solve our environmental problems, develop solutions to bring clean water to the thirsty, find ways to feed our ever growing world population, build necessary infrastructure and lead with ethics and integrity” Al Ver ar65, Triangle Education Foundaiton Chairman

Chairman Ver went on to say, “Triangle can and must continue to prepare young men to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The men we are training today will be the ones that will solve our environmental problems, develop solutions to bring clean water to the thirsty, find ways to feed our ever growing world population, build necessary infrastructure and lead with ethics and integrity.” In his remarks Chairman Ver shared that generous alumni and friends of Triangle had already committed gifts totaling $5.3 million and challenged alumni to give so that by the campaign’s conclusion in July 2017 the final total would surpass the $6.5 million goal. For more information on the Campaign For Triangle contact Aaron Girson, Vice President, at agirson@triangle.org.

Greg Kahlert (left) alongside Scott Bova (right) announce the creation of the Kahlert Foundation Aacdemic Excellence Awards

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP The campaign is led by a subcommittee of the Board called the Campaign Planning Committee. This committee reports to the Development Committee and the full Board. Members of the committee are Al Ver ar65, Jim McShane marq65, Steve Miller ill64, Gordon Mortin mich63, John Gargani pitt82. Foundation President Scott Bova, CFRE with support from Sr. Director of Development Amy Buchheit, CFRE and Vice President Aaron Girson provide staff support to the Campaign Planning Committee.

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$7 mil. $6 mil.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN One Time Gift A one-time gift to the Foundation can be made payable by check, cash, credit card, stocks or publicly traded securities. Payments can be mailed to the Triangle Education Foundation at 120 S. Center Street, Plainfield, IN 46168 or made online at www.triangleef.org or by calling (317) 837-9641.

$5 mil. $4 mil.

Appreciated Publicly-Traded Securities can be transferred electronically or through documents filed to the Triangle Education Foundation, identifying the Triangle Education Foundation as the recipient. The donor may avoid capital gains tax while receiving an income tax deduction based on the security’s market value, subject to possible limitations that should be discussed with the donor’s tax return preparer.

$3 mil. $2 mil. $1 mil.

Recurring Gift A gift that is processed automatically on a schedule determined by the donor (i.e., monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.).

Pledge Pledged gifts are made over a time period of up to five years and may be made in the same manner as a one-time gift.

Gift from your IRA

Gifts as of April:

$5.9 mil.

Campaign for Triangle

Our goal:

$6.5 mil.

If you are 70 1/2 , you are able to make a gift to the Triangle Education Foundation and the Campaign for Triangle directly from your IRA. Giving this way is easy and can be accomplished in a few days.

Planned Gift Donors may choose to include the Triangle Education Foundation in their Estate Plan though a Bequest, Gift Annuity, Life Insurance or other planned giving vehicle. For more information on Planned Gifts and other giving methods contact Amy Buchheit at by abuchheit@traingle.org or by phone at (317) 203-7759 or Aaron Girson at agirson@triangle.org.

$6.5 Million Campaign is Triangle’s Most Ambitious Fund-Raising Effort

T

riangle Education Foundation Chairman Al Ver ar65 announced the $6.5 million capital campaign on July 18 at the closing banquet of Triangle’s National Convention in Tyson’s Corner, VA. At the public kickoff for the Campaign for Triangle, an event attended by more than 250 actives, alumni, and friends of Triangle; Chairman Ver highlighted the Foundation’s plans to help ensure Triangle remains the leading college fraternity for engineers, architects, and scientists.

Our Campaign

DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS Triangle is focused on providing opportunities for each member to become a better man; one who leads selflessly, with compassion, honor and conviction. This mission is not only one for Triangle, but for our greater community and a better world. In approaching the needs of today’s young men and to better prepare them for the changing world, the Fraternity has expanded and designed new programs that focus on the Mind, the Man and the World. Each piece combined will develop a well-balanced man of high moral character in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. The Foundation’s Campaign For Triangle will provide the resources to make these programs a reality.

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MIND

Endowment Goal: $1,250,000 Programs designed to challenge the mind, increase Triangle members’ academic performance, have them excel in the classroom, and improve their graduation rate, thus preparing them to be the best in their chosen career field.

MAN

Endowment Goal: $4,750,000 Developing leaders that are prepared requires expanding potential leaders’ knowledge base along with their skills level. The goal is to educate Triangle Men to become leaders who will enrich their communities.

WORLD

Endowment Goal: $500,000 Life exists beyond the campus and chapter house walls. Preparing men for life beyone college comprises the final foundational side of the Campaign to develop a new generation of leaders.

The most ambitious fund raising campaign in Triangle’s 109year history aims to increase the Triangle Education Foundation’s ability to fund financial aid, educational, leadership, and scholarship programs. The Campaign For Triangle will increase the Foundation’s endowment to more than $10 million, eventually increasing annual educational funding by $250,000. In total the Campaign for Triangle - Developing the Next Generation of Leaders will raise $1.25 million in support of academic success and financial aid programs; $4.75 million for leadership development and educational programs, and $500,000 for programing to develop well rounded and community minded citizens. Chairman Ver shared how the generosity of alumni and friends of Triangle had allowed the Foundation to steadily increase its support but challenged the gathering to do more.

The men we are training today will be the ones that will solve our environmental problems, develop solutions to bring clean water to the thirsty, find ways to feed our ever growing world population, build necessary infrastructure and lead with ethics and integrity” Al Ver ar65, Triangle Education Foundaiton Chairman

Chairman Ver went on to say, “Triangle can and must continue to prepare young men to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The men we are training today will be the ones that will solve our environmental problems, develop solutions to bring clean water to the thirsty, find ways to feed our ever growing world population, build necessary infrastructure and lead with ethics and integrity.” In his remarks Chairman Ver shared that generous alumni and friends of Triangle had already committed gifts totaling $5.3 million and challenged alumni to give so that by the campaign’s conclusion in July 2017 the final total would surpass the $6.5 million goal. For more information on the Campaign For Triangle contact Aaron Girson, Vice President, at agirson@triangle.org.

Greg Kahlert (left) alongside Scott Bova (right) announce the creation of the Kahlert Foundation Aacdemic Excellence Awards

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP The campaign is led by a subcommittee of the Board called the Campaign Planning Committee. This committee reports to the Development Committee and the full Board. Members of the committee are Al Ver ar65, Jim McShane marq65, Steve Miller ill64, Gordon Mortin mich63, John Gargani pitt82. Foundation President Scott Bova, CFRE with support from Sr. Director of Development Amy Buchheit, CFRE and Vice President Aaron Girson provide staff support to the Campaign Planning Committee.

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New Opportunities & Educational Programs Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of three new academic and leadership programs for the 2015-2016 school year. The Gargani Academic U, Garatoni Building Better Men and the Academic Excellence Awards were formally unveiled at the Triangle Fraternity National Convention in July. “We are excited to finally be able to share these transformational programs with the Triangle and wider Interfraternal community!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation. “With With the addition of these programs, Triangle continues to lead the way with innovative programming to meet the needs of today’s under-

graduate members. These programs will provide tools to help chapters succeed both in the classroom and on campus as leaders in the fields of architecture, engineering and hard sciences. We are indebted to the Gargani, Garatoni and Kahlert families for their extraordinary generosity and unwavering confidence in the Education Foundation and our ability to create and deliver cutting-edge academic and leadership programming.” said Bova.

The first graduating class of the Melissa and John Gargani Academic U program pictured with John Gargani pitt82 (right).

Celebrating 15 Years

Scott Bova Scott E. Bova, CFRE currently serves as the President of the Triangle Education Foundation. Scott joined the Triangle Foundation staff in June of 2000. As President, Bova is responsible for the daily operations of the Foundation and all avenues of income. At the 2015 National Convention in Washington D.C., Triangle Education Foundation Chairman Al Ver ar65 recognized Scott’s 15 years of service. Below is a message from Al congratulating Scott for his hard work and extreme dedication to Triangle.

Triangle has had many loyal and dedicated staff members over the years who have given dedicated service to the organization. On behalf of the Triangle Education Foundation’s Board of Directors I want to thank all members of the Triangle staff past and present for their hard work promoting the organization’s success. In June of 2000, Scott Bova joined the Triangle Education Foundation staff, Scott’s tireless leadership the past 15 years have helped transform the Foundation and most importantly expanded our ability to support the Fraternity and its members. Under Scott’s stewardship the Triangle Education Foundation has: •

Grown assets from just over $1 million to $6.7 million

Expanded annual giving by more than 200% and completion of a successful $4 million capital campaign

Increased both scholarship/financial aid programs and grant funding for the Fraternity’s educational programs such as the Herb Scobie Leadership School and Leadership & Training Weekend

Grown from a staff of 1 (Scott) to a full-time staff of five

Last summer Scott was recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Foundation as the William Jenkins Outstanding Foundation Professional for his outstanding work in the industry. This is the highest honor given to a Fraternity Foundation professional. I want to publicly thank Scott for his outstanding service to the Triangle Education Foundation and present a small token recognizing his 15 years of service. Thank you Scott, we look forward to your continued service and helping Triangle achieve even greater heights. The Garatoni Building Better Men program is a truly innovative total-member chapter performance program. Designed to exemplify the values of Triangle Fraternity, the program recognizes that great chapters don’t just happen by the work of a few, but through the hard work and commitment of all. Building Better Men challenges chapters to excel based on Triangle’s values and standards. Chapters that are selected either the $100,000 or $25,000 award winners will have a chapter endowment fund created for their chapter.

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Melissa & John Gargani Academic U was created to give chapters the tools to improve their academic performance. The program will be delivered to members through the Regional Leadership Conferences held in the fall. Participants of Academic U will leave with the resources and tools to create a scholarship program and scholarship improvement plan within one semester of attending. Chapters that send representatives should see a 0.25 increase in the chapter GPA within three semesters of attendance.

The Kahlert Foundation Academic Excellence Awards will be given to chapters to recognize their academic achievements annually in two categories: Outstanding Academic Excellence and Most Improved Academic Excellence. These financial awards for Triangle active organizations recognize that the chapters have a myriad of membership responsibilities, but the most important responsibility is not only to Triangle, but to self, chapter and community through academic excellence.

Al Ver ar65 Chairman, Triangle Education Foundation

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13 | Spring 2016


New Opportunities & Educational Programs Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of three new academic and leadership programs for the 2015-2016 school year. The Gargani Academic U, Garatoni Building Better Men and the Academic Excellence Awards were formally unveiled at the Triangle Fraternity National Convention in July. “We are excited to finally be able to share these transformational programs with the Triangle and wider Interfraternal community!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation. “With With the addition of these programs, Triangle continues to lead the way with innovative programming to meet the needs of today’s under-

graduate members. These programs will provide tools to help chapters succeed both in the classroom and on campus as leaders in the fields of architecture, engineering and hard sciences. We are indebted to the Gargani, Garatoni and Kahlert families for their extraordinary generosity and unwavering confidence in the Education Foundation and our ability to create and deliver cutting-edge academic and leadership programming.” said Bova.

The first graduating class of the Melissa and John Gargani Academic U program pictured with John Gargani pitt82 (right).

Celebrating 15 Years

Scott Bova Scott E. Bova, CFRE currently serves as the President of the Triangle Education Foundation. Scott joined the Triangle Foundation staff in June of 2000. As President, Bova is responsible for the daily operations of the Foundation and all avenues of income. At the 2015 National Convention in Washington D.C., Triangle Education Foundation Chairman Al Ver ar65 recognized Scott’s 15 years of service. Below is a message from Al congratulating Scott for his hard work and extreme dedication to Triangle.

Triangle has had many loyal and dedicated staff members over the years who have given dedicated service to the organization. On behalf of the Triangle Education Foundation’s Board of Directors I want to thank all members of the Triangle staff past and present for their hard work promoting the organization’s success. In June of 2000, Scott Bova joined the Triangle Education Foundation staff, Scott’s tireless leadership the past 15 years have helped transform the Foundation and most importantly expanded our ability to support the Fraternity and its members. Under Scott’s stewardship the Triangle Education Foundation has: •

Grown assets from just over $1 million to $6.7 million

Expanded annual giving by more than 200% and completion of a successful $4 million capital campaign

Increased both scholarship/financial aid programs and grant funding for the Fraternity’s educational programs such as the Herb Scobie Leadership School and Leadership & Training Weekend

Grown from a staff of 1 (Scott) to a full-time staff of five

Last summer Scott was recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Foundation as the William Jenkins Outstanding Foundation Professional for his outstanding work in the industry. This is the highest honor given to a Fraternity Foundation professional. I want to publicly thank Scott for his outstanding service to the Triangle Education Foundation and present a small token recognizing his 15 years of service. Thank you Scott, we look forward to your continued service and helping Triangle achieve even greater heights. The Garatoni Building Better Men program is a truly innovative total-member chapter performance program. Designed to exemplify the values of Triangle Fraternity, the program recognizes that great chapters don’t just happen by the work of a few, but through the hard work and commitment of all. Building Better Men challenges chapters to excel based on Triangle’s values and standards. Chapters that are selected either the $100,000 or $25,000 award winners will have a chapter endowment fund created for their chapter.

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Melissa & John Gargani Academic U was created to give chapters the tools to improve their academic performance. The program will be delivered to members through the Regional Leadership Conferences held in the fall. Participants of Academic U will leave with the resources and tools to create a scholarship program and scholarship improvement plan within one semester of attending. Chapters that send representatives should see a 0.25 increase in the chapter GPA within three semesters of attendance.

The Kahlert Foundation Academic Excellence Awards will be given to chapters to recognize their academic achievements annually in two categories: Outstanding Academic Excellence and Most Improved Academic Excellence. These financial awards for Triangle active organizations recognize that the chapters have a myriad of membership responsibilities, but the most important responsibility is not only to Triangle, but to self, chapter and community through academic excellence.

Al Ver ar65 Chairman, Triangle Education Foundation

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2014-2015 Wall of Fame Inductees In 1995, National Council established the Wall of Fame to recognize Triangle Fraternity brothers who have received widespread acknowledgment of success within their chosen fields. The Wall of Fame is intended to honor successful members and serve as a motivation for Triangle members to reach new highs in their respective fields. Triangle Fraternity is proud of the achievements of these brothers, and will continue to recognize and celebrate our members who are making significant contributions in their professional and private careers. Triangle Fraternity is excited to announce the induction of six new brothers into the Fraternity’s Wall of Fame.

Major General Earnest O. Robbins II (USAF Ret.) ky65

Robert B. Nagel pur57

Education

B.S. Industrial Economics, Purdue University M.B.A, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Education

B.S. Civil Eng., University of Kentucky M.S. Eng., Arizona State University Air War College Harvard University

Career Snapshot

Career Snapshot

Air Force Civil Engineer, Headquarters United States Air Force at the Pentagon, variety of Civil Engineer positions on various bases, Major Air Command and the Pentagon, Command Civil Engineer for Air Force Space Command, Executive at Parsons Corporation

Vice President, Marketing and R&D at Lily-Tulip Cup Corporation, Vice President and General Manager-East at Alliant , Vice President, Management and Organization Development, at Kraft General Foods, Principal at A.T. Kearney, Inc, President of Peapod

John P. Pritchard is82

Pierre E. Leroy mich67

Education

Education

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University M.C.I.S-Software Engineering, University of Denver

B.A. Poly Sci., University of Michigan M.B.A, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Career Snapshot

Career Snapshot Air Force Officer and Satellite Systems Analyst, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, IBM, Sterling Software, Co-Founder and CEO of Flatirons Solution

Goldman Sachs, Deere & Company - Director of Finance for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Treasurer, V.P. of Acquisitions, President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry and President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry, CEO, Executive Chairman of Vigilant Solutions, Founder of The Pierre Group LLC.

John M. Storm pur73

Paul T. Stecko ps64

Education

Education

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University

B.S. Metallurgy, Penn State University M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Career Snapshot

Career Snapshot

Metallurgist for Detroit Diesel Allison (division of General Motors), Founder, President and CEO of Contour Hardening Inc. (CHI)

R & D at Westinghouse’s Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Vice President, Coated, Bristols & Converting Papers at International Paper, CEO of Tenneco, Chairman of the Board of Packaging Corporation of America

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Rock out with a special Triangle Fraternity brother discount on auto insurance! Get your quote today to see how much you could save. Don’t forget that for every completed auto quote from a Triangle brother, GEICO gives back to the Fraternity. geico.com/greek/TriangleFraternity

GEICO contracts with various membership entities and other organizations, but these entities do not underwrite the offered insurance products. Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. GEICO may not be involved in a formal relationship with each organization; however, you still may qualify for a special discount based on your membership, employment or affiliation with those organizations. Triangle Fraternity is compensated for allowing GEICO to offer this auto insurance program to Triangle Fraternity members. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2015. © 2015 GEICO

Triangle REVIEW |

15 | Spring 2016


2014-2015 Wall of Fame Inductees In 1995, National Council established the Wall of Fame to recognize Triangle Fraternity brothers who have received widespread acknowledgment of success within their chosen fields. The Wall of Fame is intended to honor successful members and serve as a motivation for Triangle members to reach new highs in their respective fields. Triangle Fraternity is proud of the achievements of these brothers, and will continue to recognize and celebrate our members who are making significant contributions in their professional and private careers. Triangle Fraternity is excited to announce the induction of six new brothers into the Fraternity’s Wall of Fame.

Major General Earnest O. Robbins II (USAF Ret.) ky65

Robert B. Nagel pur57

Education

B.S. Industrial Economics, Purdue University M.B.A, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Education

B.S. Civil Eng., University of Kentucky M.S. Eng., Arizona State University Air War College Harvard University

Career Snapshot

Career Snapshot

Air Force Civil Engineer, Headquarters United States Air Force at the Pentagon, variety of Civil Engineer positions on various bases, Major Air Command and the Pentagon, Command Civil Engineer for Air Force Space Command, Executive at Parsons Corporation

Vice President, Marketing and R&D at Lily-Tulip Cup Corporation, Vice President and General Manager-East at Alliant , Vice President, Management and Organization Development, at Kraft General Foods, Principal at A.T. Kearney, Inc, President of Peapod

John P. Pritchard is82

Pierre E. Leroy mich67

Education

Education

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University M.C.I.S-Software Engineering, University of Denver

B.A. Poly Sci., University of Michigan M.B.A, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Career Snapshot

Career Snapshot Air Force Officer and Satellite Systems Analyst, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, IBM, Sterling Software, Co-Founder and CEO of Flatirons Solution

Goldman Sachs, Deere & Company - Director of Finance for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Treasurer, V.P. of Acquisitions, President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry and President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry, CEO, Executive Chairman of Vigilant Solutions, Founder of The Pierre Group LLC.

John M. Storm pur73

Paul T. Stecko ps64

Education

Education

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University

B.S. Metallurgy, Penn State University M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Career Snapshot

Career Snapshot

Metallurgist for Detroit Diesel Allison (division of General Motors), Founder, President and CEO of Contour Hardening Inc. (CHI)

R & D at Westinghouse’s Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Vice President, Coated, Bristols & Converting Papers at International Paper, CEO of Tenneco, Chairman of the Board of Packaging Corporation of America

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Rock out with a special Triangle Fraternity brother discount on auto insurance! Get your quote today to see how much you could save. Don’t forget that for every completed auto quote from a Triangle brother, GEICO gives back to the Fraternity. geico.com/greek/TriangleFraternity

GEICO contracts with various membership entities and other organizations, but these entities do not underwrite the offered insurance products. Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. GEICO may not be involved in a formal relationship with each organization; however, you still may qualify for a special discount based on your membership, employment or affiliation with those organizations. Triangle Fraternity is compensated for allowing GEICO to offer this auto insurance program to Triangle Fraternity members. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2015. © 2015 GEICO

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WELCOME A brief Q&A with Triangle Fraternity’s new Executive Director

In October Triangle Fraternity announced Christopher Hancock as its new Executive Director. Christopher Hancock brings a wealth of higher education knowledge and experience to the organization after holding several director positions at various universities. As Executive Director of Triangle Fraternity, Hancock will work collaboratively with the Triangle Education Foundation and Triangle Building and Housing Corporation, implement strategies and tactics of the Fraternity’s long-range plans, facilitate membership growth – both at existing chapters and expansion to new campuses – by working with campus officials and alumni, act as Triangle’s ambassador for all audiences, and supervise the Triangle Fraternity Headquarters staff.

What first drew you to Greek Life as an undergraduate student at Indiana State and then as an employee for Greek organizations?

Executive Director Chris Hancock takes the stage for the first time at Leadership and Training Weekend 2016.

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Education

Greek Affiliation

Indiana State University - Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Work History

Bicycling, sports (Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Cubs, Indiana State University Sycamores) and reading

Hobbies?

Executive Director of Career Development Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Executive Director of Indiana State University Alumni Association - Indiana State University Executive Director - Bicycle Indiana Inc Director of Educational Programs and Services, Regional Campaign Director, and Assistant Executive Director Region III - Sigma Alpha Epsilon

SNAPSHOT

EXPERIENCE

FRATERNITY NEWS If I had a Superhero power it would be . . . . Omni-linguist

In my personal time machine I’d want to travel back in time and meet . . . Jesus Christ

Morning or night person?

One useless random fact I know is . . . .

Definitely morning

90% of the Worlds popcorn comes from Indiana

CHRIS HANCOCK Outside of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, I was fortunate to have an incredible group of mentors at Indiana State who encouraged me to pursue a professional staff role. These men were all heavily involved with their own fraternities and in the larger interfraternal movement.

When you saw an opening for the Executive Director position of Triangle Fraternity, what drew you to this opportunity? The opportunity to work for a first-class organization that cares about its active and alumni members, chapters and is a positive contributor on-campus, in the classroom and in our larger communities.

What excites you about this job the most?

Initially, I was drawn to Greek Life by a campus bicycle race in which fraternities competed. After pledging, getting involved in my chapter/on-campus and meeting other campus leaders I was influenced by the True Gentleman (Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s creed), our ritual and the opportunity to be a part of and contribute to something far greater than myself.

The opportunity to build on the foundation of the past while seeking new opportunities to positively impact our active members, alumni, chapters and communities for the future.

I was drawn to the professional staff side by two ELC’s that visited our chapter and by alumni who recognized my desire to share my experiences to help others grow outside of my own chapter.

Currently the Triangle Fraternity is the largest it has ever been and there are plans to continue this growth trend. Some may call this situation uncharted waters for the

organization. What do you think is key to developing a sustainable method of builing upon and maintaining this success? First, we have to be intentional in our growth strategy. While adding new chapters will be an important part of our plan, we also need to continue to provide growth support for existing chapters as well. We want to encourage our members and chapters to focus on basic recruitment concepts of developing relationships, setting and communicating our expectations for membership and developing brand identity. Additionally, our professional staff will provide on-going program support for recruitment efforts on a consistent basis outside of our regular training opportunities like Leadership Training Weekend and Scobie Leadership School, etc. Finally, we are redeveloping internal processes and infrastructure with technology to support all of our growth initiatives.

Are there any big changes on the horizon our membership should be on the lookout for? Yes, our strategic plan will provide the framework for some new and exciting initiatives. Overall, we want to provide the best services possible. Triangle REVIEW |

17 | Spring 2016


WELCOME A brief Q&A with Triangle Fraternity’s new Executive Director

In October Triangle Fraternity announced Christopher Hancock as its new Executive Director. Christopher Hancock brings a wealth of higher education knowledge and experience to the organization after holding several director positions at various universities. As Executive Director of Triangle Fraternity, Hancock will work collaboratively with the Triangle Education Foundation and Triangle Building and Housing Corporation, implement strategies and tactics of the Fraternity’s long-range plans, facilitate membership growth – both at existing chapters and expansion to new campuses – by working with campus officials and alumni, act as Triangle’s ambassador for all audiences, and supervise the Triangle Fraternity Headquarters staff.

What first drew you to Greek Life as an undergraduate student at Indiana State and then as an employee for Greek organizations?

Executive Director Chris Hancock takes the stage for the first time at Leadership and Training Weekend 2016.

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Education

Greek Affiliation

Indiana State University - Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Work History

Bicycling, sports (Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Cubs, Indiana State University Sycamores) and reading

Hobbies?

Executive Director of Career Development Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Executive Director of Indiana State University Alumni Association - Indiana State University Executive Director - Bicycle Indiana Inc Director of Educational Programs and Services, Regional Campaign Director, and Assistant Executive Director Region III - Sigma Alpha Epsilon

SNAPSHOT

EXPERIENCE

FRATERNITY NEWS If I had a Superhero power it would be . . . . Omni-linguist

In my personal time machine I’d want to travel back in time and meet . . . Jesus Christ

Morning or night person?

One useless random fact I know is . . . .

Definitely morning

90% of the Worlds popcorn comes from Indiana

CHRIS HANCOCK Outside of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, I was fortunate to have an incredible group of mentors at Indiana State who encouraged me to pursue a professional staff role. These men were all heavily involved with their own fraternities and in the larger interfraternal movement.

When you saw an opening for the Executive Director position of Triangle Fraternity, what drew you to this opportunity? The opportunity to work for a first-class organization that cares about its active and alumni members, chapters and is a positive contributor on-campus, in the classroom and in our larger communities.

What excites you about this job the most?

Initially, I was drawn to Greek Life by a campus bicycle race in which fraternities competed. After pledging, getting involved in my chapter/on-campus and meeting other campus leaders I was influenced by the True Gentleman (Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s creed), our ritual and the opportunity to be a part of and contribute to something far greater than myself.

The opportunity to build on the foundation of the past while seeking new opportunities to positively impact our active members, alumni, chapters and communities for the future.

I was drawn to the professional staff side by two ELC’s that visited our chapter and by alumni who recognized my desire to share my experiences to help others grow outside of my own chapter.

Currently the Triangle Fraternity is the largest it has ever been and there are plans to continue this growth trend. Some may call this situation uncharted waters for the

organization. What do you think is key to developing a sustainable method of builing upon and maintaining this success? First, we have to be intentional in our growth strategy. While adding new chapters will be an important part of our plan, we also need to continue to provide growth support for existing chapters as well. We want to encourage our members and chapters to focus on basic recruitment concepts of developing relationships, setting and communicating our expectations for membership and developing brand identity. Additionally, our professional staff will provide on-going program support for recruitment efforts on a consistent basis outside of our regular training opportunities like Leadership Training Weekend and Scobie Leadership School, etc. Finally, we are redeveloping internal processes and infrastructure with technology to support all of our growth initiatives.

Are there any big changes on the horizon our membership should be on the lookout for? Yes, our strategic plan will provide the framework for some new and exciting initiatives. Overall, we want to provide the best services possible. Triangle REVIEW |

17 | Spring 2016


COMMUNICATIONS

Have you visited www.triangle.org? Stay up to date with Triangle news and announcements Have you visited www.triangle.org lately? Triangle Fraternity’s homepage is updated weekly with news and various resources developed to inform alumni and assist our undergraduate members. Don’t forget to visit the Active & Alumni sections for specific news and resources for each specific audience. If you haven’t visited www.triangle.org we encourage you to do so. With many Spring events just around the corner and Herbert Scobie Leadership School in July 2016 lots of news and information will posted and updated.

CURRENTLY ONLINE . . .

News Briefs Cal Poly’s Spirit Week Sorority members, the Cal Poly Triangle Chapter, and volunteers pose for a formal photo during the chapter’s first ever Spirit Week. engage nine sororities, two student organizations, and over 400 students to raise $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Additionally 300 lbs. of food and 200 articles of clothing were donated for INSAN for humanity. But what was the biggest factor in the key to their success? The Cal Poly Pomona Chapter is no stranger to organizing campus events. Just a few quarters ago the chapter had made it their goal to host a social event with every Panhellenic sorority on campus. Once again the chapter has been up to community engagement, but this time through service and philanthropy. For the fall 2015 quarter the Cal Poly Chapter decided to host its first ever Spirit Week. The chapter first had the idea in 2013 when they noticed a few of the other organizations

around campus being involved in their own Spirit Weeks. “They did an amazing job in raising money for their national philanthropy and I made it my goal to do the same with our chapter. I also noticed how much work it required from all the individuals in each organization and I knew it would be very difficult for our chapter considering how small we are in comparison.” Through the event the chapter was able to

“The biggest thing that helped go a long way was planning and not waiting until the last minute. We came up with the idea in 2013 and started working on developing a plan in 2014. A lot of planning was done in the summer of 2015, just before fall quarter when it was held, making sure everything was organized and thought of prior to the big week. It took a lot of hours coming up with the rules and schedule because we were starting from scratch but it was well worth it.”

A Growing Tradition: Welcome Week Hot Dogs Triangle Day at the Track Watch the Indianapolis Grand Prix Race in a beautiful Turn 2 Suite on May 14, 2016 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This event is not limited to attendance by Triangles. Tickets may be purchased for guests over the age of 14. Hosted by Mary Ann & John Storm pur73.

Constitution & Ritual Ratification This past summer, delegates to the National Convention approved a change to Triangle’s National Constitution and a change to the Ritual. According to the Constitution, these changes must be ratified by the chapters.

Be the next Active Advisor to Council Applications are now being accepted for the position of 2016-17 Active Advisor. This position will be held by an active member of Triangle who will advise National Council and help represent the active membership at the highest level of the Fraternity.

For more information visit

For more information visit

www.triangle.org/events

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www.triangle.org/news

For more information visit

www.triangle.org/news

What started as a simple giveaway is now a part of the University of Cincinnati’s official Welcome Weekend calendar. For the past two years the Cincinnati Chapter has kicked off freshmen move in with a bottled water and hot dog giveaway to introduce themselves to incoming students. How did this idea come about? Cincinnati President Max Inniger cin13 explains. “Our house is positioned on one of the main roads next to campus and is between several other fraternity houses that throw Welcome Weekend parties. The chapter knew we needed to have a Welcome Weekend event, but we

did not agree with using parties to recruit, so in order to best represent our values we decided to host an event to make sure party-goers would have some food in their stomach and water to stay hydrated and keep them safe.” Year after year the event has continued to grow as the Cincinnati Chapter has identified its importance in not only helping the community but kick-start recruitment. Additionally, the chapter has taken on sponsors and partnerships with additional student organizations to continue the success. This year the Welcome Weekend event was supported by the University of Cincinnati Title IX department.

Top to Bottom: The brothers of the Cincinnati Chapter prepare for a busy night. University of Cincinnati students line up for a bite to eat. Triangle REVIEW |

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COMMUNICATIONS

Have you visited www.triangle.org? Stay up to date with Triangle news and announcements Have you visited www.triangle.org lately? Triangle Fraternity’s homepage is updated weekly with news and various resources developed to inform alumni and assist our undergraduate members. Don’t forget to visit the Active & Alumni sections for specific news and resources for each specific audience. If you haven’t visited www.triangle.org we encourage you to do so. With many Spring events just around the corner and Herbert Scobie Leadership School in July 2016 lots of news and information will posted and updated.

CURRENTLY ONLINE . . .

News Briefs Cal Poly’s Spirit Week Sorority members, the Cal Poly Triangle Chapter, and volunteers pose for a formal photo during the chapter’s first ever Spirit Week. engage nine sororities, two student organizations, and over 400 students to raise $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Additionally 300 lbs. of food and 200 articles of clothing were donated for INSAN for humanity. But what was the biggest factor in the key to their success? The Cal Poly Pomona Chapter is no stranger to organizing campus events. Just a few quarters ago the chapter had made it their goal to host a social event with every Panhellenic sorority on campus. Once again the chapter has been up to community engagement, but this time through service and philanthropy. For the fall 2015 quarter the Cal Poly Chapter decided to host its first ever Spirit Week. The chapter first had the idea in 2013 when they noticed a few of the other organizations

around campus being involved in their own Spirit Weeks. “They did an amazing job in raising money for their national philanthropy and I made it my goal to do the same with our chapter. I also noticed how much work it required from all the individuals in each organization and I knew it would be very difficult for our chapter considering how small we are in comparison.” Through the event the chapter was able to

“The biggest thing that helped go a long way was planning and not waiting until the last minute. We came up with the idea in 2013 and started working on developing a plan in 2014. A lot of planning was done in the summer of 2015, just before fall quarter when it was held, making sure everything was organized and thought of prior to the big week. It took a lot of hours coming up with the rules and schedule because we were starting from scratch but it was well worth it.”

A Growing Tradition: Welcome Week Hot Dogs Triangle Day at the Track Watch the Indianapolis Grand Prix Race in a beautiful Turn 2 Suite on May 14, 2016 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This event is not limited to attendance by Triangles. Tickets may be purchased for guests over the age of 14. Hosted by Mary Ann & John Storm pur73.

Constitution & Ritual Ratification This past summer, delegates to the National Convention approved a change to Triangle’s National Constitution and a change to the Ritual. According to the Constitution, these changes must be ratified by the chapters.

Be the next Active Advisor to Council Applications are now being accepted for the position of 2016-17 Active Advisor. This position will be held by an active member of Triangle who will advise National Council and help represent the active membership at the highest level of the Fraternity.

For more information visit

For more information visit

www.triangle.org/events

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www.triangle.org/news

For more information visit

www.triangle.org/news

What started as a simple giveaway is now a part of the University of Cincinnati’s official Welcome Weekend calendar. For the past two years the Cincinnati Chapter has kicked off freshmen move in with a bottled water and hot dog giveaway to introduce themselves to incoming students. How did this idea come about? Cincinnati President Max Inniger cin13 explains. “Our house is positioned on one of the main roads next to campus and is between several other fraternity houses that throw Welcome Weekend parties. The chapter knew we needed to have a Welcome Weekend event, but we

did not agree with using parties to recruit, so in order to best represent our values we decided to host an event to make sure party-goers would have some food in their stomach and water to stay hydrated and keep them safe.” Year after year the event has continued to grow as the Cincinnati Chapter has identified its importance in not only helping the community but kick-start recruitment. Additionally, the chapter has taken on sponsors and partnerships with additional student organizations to continue the success. This year the Welcome Weekend event was supported by the University of Cincinnati Title IX department.

Top to Bottom: The brothers of the Cincinnati Chapter prepare for a busy night. University of Cincinnati students line up for a bite to eat. Triangle REVIEW |

19 | Spring 2016


NEWS BRIEFS Houston Brother Wins Research Award

Majid Latif hou10, a Ph.D. candidate in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab at UH, recently won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research award. This unique research opportunity aims to advance Latif’s overall doctoral thesis while providing him with access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. Latif will spend the 2016 spring semester at the Sandia National Laboratories site in Livermore, CA developing algorithms to predict gene regulation.

At the Sandia National Labs, Latif will be working with Bert Debussecher, a highly regarded computational scientist and former colleague of Latif’s faculty advisor Elebeoba May, biomedical engineering professor and director of the MIDAS Lab.

Despite the challenges of generating novel data and developing new mathematical frameworks, the novelty of this research project and the potential to break new ground are exciting and inspirational for both Latif and May.

“I couldn’t be happier about Majid working with Debusschere because he’s a great colleague and Majid will benefit from the experience,” said May.

“As a computational scientist, I’m interested in doing foundational work. I can make a difference in [biological research] by defining and describing something that really hasn’t been done before,” said Latif.

Latif unearthed his passion for machine learning and algorithm development while working on his master’s degree. He said he was drawn to the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering program because biological systems, which are inherently chaotic, provided a unique challenge to him.

Latif also said he hopes that his modeling protocols will have a life beyond his research and will serve as tools for future scientists and researchers. Ultimately, he would like to generate an accessible “toolbox” containing cataloged modeling protocols that will serve as an evolving scientific resource.

During the event Kyle O’Brien lou16 was quoted giving these words of wisdom; “We must mourn for the victims and their families… We remind ourselves that this is reality, these people weren’t just a dream…We must never forget these tragedies no matter how much it may hurt to speak.”

Within a week of the attacks, the Louisville brothers coordinated a memorial service. A late night candle-lit vigil was held in front of the university’s Speed School of Engineering

In the end the Louisville Chapter wanted to demonstrate that no matter how large or small, a light among the darkness can mean all the difference.

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purchase of new computer chairs and tables would have been out of our budget if it wasn’t for the CEF assistance,” adds Paul.

“The old study room had dated furniture which limited its use,” said Austin Paul marq14. “The end goal of the renovation was to make an environment in the study room where brothers would want to go to study.”

To go the extra mile the chapter also gave the walls a fresh coat of paint and replaced the aging carpet. The result was a study room brothers once again wanted to use. And while the Chapter Endowment Fund made this goal possible, the biggest factor was the chapter’s motivation to improve their chapter house. Looking to do a similar project in your chapter? Paul offers these simple words of wisdom;

Through the assistance of CEF donations the chapter was able to purchase new chairs, conference room tables, and a whiteboard. “The

“Find what you know you would like to see change in your chapter personally and see if others are interested as well.”

Top to Bottom: The Marquette Chapter study room before renovations. The study room after all the work is completed. Brothers making good use of the newly renovated space.

The South Dakota Mines Chapter has always been involved with the local and campus community through philanthropy and community service. Recently, the chapter came up with an idea to assist community members in a more unique way.

to remember those affected by the attacks. Several students attended alongside chapter members. A donation box was also set up to allow individuals to contribute to the Red Cross in the relief effort.

We heard about this unfortunate tragedy at a Triangle event and immediately banded together and began planning a ceremony,” said Wathen Young lou15. “Our chapter felt so many emotions that we channeled it into honoring the victims.”

Several Triangle chapters have Chapter Endowment Funds (CEF) established by generous alumni giving through the Triangle Education Foundation. But how are these CEFs used? The Marquette Chapter recently demonstrated a fantastic use of CEF dollars by overhauling their dated study room.

Chapter Endowment Fund + Ingenuity = Genius

In Time of Tragedy Comes Support The atrocities of Paris and Beirut were felt around the world. Many of us watched in horror as news of the events overseas broke. However, instead of sitting idly by and simply watching the news break, the Louisville Chapter developed a plan to support the victims.

A Brand New Study Space

Brothers of the Louisville Chapter thank students for coming out to the candle light vigil.

With the increase of sexual and physical assaults on college campuses brothers of the SDM Chapter brainstormed ways they could act as a change agent against this trend. Using a 3D printer purchased through the chapter’s endowment fund set up through the Triangle Education Foundation, brothers began to design a product similar to Cat Keychains, also dubbed Rape Kittens. These devices are metal objects sculpted to look like an ordinary object, however an ergonomic

grip along with protruding sharp points allow the keychain decoration to function as a self-defense weapon in a worst case scenario.

on campus and accept donations that will then be given to Working Against Violence Inc.” states Dunn.

“We saw that some women on campus had similar items on their key chains and we realized we could easily create our own design on SolidWorks and 3D print them,” said Dustin Dunn sdm13. “The design only took a couple of us and there are a few members in the house that know how to run the printer really well.”

As a national organization, Triangle Fraternity applauds the South Dakota Mines chapters for using ingenuity to address a growing societal problem and we can’t wait to see the finished product.

While the product is currently in the design phase, a plan to create and distribute these self-defense items are already in the works. “While a few brothers will head up the printing process, the rest of the chapter will assist in the distribution process. We plan to distribute them

Does your organization have news to publish in the next issue of the Triangle REVIEW? Tell us about it! Email editor@triangle.org.

Triangle REVIEW |

21 | Spring 2016


NEWS BRIEFS Houston Brother Wins Research Award

Majid Latif hou10, a Ph.D. candidate in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab at UH, recently won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research award. This unique research opportunity aims to advance Latif’s overall doctoral thesis while providing him with access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. Latif will spend the 2016 spring semester at the Sandia National Laboratories site in Livermore, CA developing algorithms to predict gene regulation.

At the Sandia National Labs, Latif will be working with Bert Debussecher, a highly regarded computational scientist and former colleague of Latif’s faculty advisor Elebeoba May, biomedical engineering professor and director of the MIDAS Lab.

Despite the challenges of generating novel data and developing new mathematical frameworks, the novelty of this research project and the potential to break new ground are exciting and inspirational for both Latif and May.

“I couldn’t be happier about Majid working with Debusschere because he’s a great colleague and Majid will benefit from the experience,” said May.

“As a computational scientist, I’m interested in doing foundational work. I can make a difference in [biological research] by defining and describing something that really hasn’t been done before,” said Latif.

Latif unearthed his passion for machine learning and algorithm development while working on his master’s degree. He said he was drawn to the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering program because biological systems, which are inherently chaotic, provided a unique challenge to him.

Latif also said he hopes that his modeling protocols will have a life beyond his research and will serve as tools for future scientists and researchers. Ultimately, he would like to generate an accessible “toolbox” containing cataloged modeling protocols that will serve as an evolving scientific resource.

During the event Kyle O’Brien lou16 was quoted giving these words of wisdom; “We must mourn for the victims and their families… We remind ourselves that this is reality, these people weren’t just a dream…We must never forget these tragedies no matter how much it may hurt to speak.”

Within a week of the attacks, the Louisville brothers coordinated a memorial service. A late night candle-lit vigil was held in front of the university’s Speed School of Engineering

In the end the Louisville Chapter wanted to demonstrate that no matter how large or small, a light among the darkness can mean all the difference.

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purchase of new computer chairs and tables would have been out of our budget if it wasn’t for the CEF assistance,” adds Paul.

“The old study room had dated furniture which limited its use,” said Austin Paul marq14. “The end goal of the renovation was to make an environment in the study room where brothers would want to go to study.”

To go the extra mile the chapter also gave the walls a fresh coat of paint and replaced the aging carpet. The result was a study room brothers once again wanted to use. And while the Chapter Endowment Fund made this goal possible, the biggest factor was the chapter’s motivation to improve their chapter house. Looking to do a similar project in your chapter? Paul offers these simple words of wisdom;

Through the assistance of CEF donations the chapter was able to purchase new chairs, conference room tables, and a whiteboard. “The

“Find what you know you would like to see change in your chapter personally and see if others are interested as well.”

Top to Bottom: The Marquette Chapter study room before renovations. The study room after all the work is completed. Brothers making good use of the newly renovated space.

The South Dakota Mines Chapter has always been involved with the local and campus community through philanthropy and community service. Recently, the chapter came up with an idea to assist community members in a more unique way.

to remember those affected by the attacks. Several students attended alongside chapter members. A donation box was also set up to allow individuals to contribute to the Red Cross in the relief effort.

We heard about this unfortunate tragedy at a Triangle event and immediately banded together and began planning a ceremony,” said Wathen Young lou15. “Our chapter felt so many emotions that we channeled it into honoring the victims.”

Several Triangle chapters have Chapter Endowment Funds (CEF) established by generous alumni giving through the Triangle Education Foundation. But how are these CEFs used? The Marquette Chapter recently demonstrated a fantastic use of CEF dollars by overhauling their dated study room.

Chapter Endowment Fund + Ingenuity = Genius

In Time of Tragedy Comes Support The atrocities of Paris and Beirut were felt around the world. Many of us watched in horror as news of the events overseas broke. However, instead of sitting idly by and simply watching the news break, the Louisville Chapter developed a plan to support the victims.

A Brand New Study Space

Brothers of the Louisville Chapter thank students for coming out to the candle light vigil.

With the increase of sexual and physical assaults on college campuses brothers of the SDM Chapter brainstormed ways they could act as a change agent against this trend. Using a 3D printer purchased through the chapter’s endowment fund set up through the Triangle Education Foundation, brothers began to design a product similar to Cat Keychains, also dubbed Rape Kittens. These devices are metal objects sculpted to look like an ordinary object, however an ergonomic

grip along with protruding sharp points allow the keychain decoration to function as a self-defense weapon in a worst case scenario.

on campus and accept donations that will then be given to Working Against Violence Inc.” states Dunn.

“We saw that some women on campus had similar items on their key chains and we realized we could easily create our own design on SolidWorks and 3D print them,” said Dustin Dunn sdm13. “The design only took a couple of us and there are a few members in the house that know how to run the printer really well.”

As a national organization, Triangle Fraternity applauds the South Dakota Mines chapters for using ingenuity to address a growing societal problem and we can’t wait to see the finished product.

While the product is currently in the design phase, a plan to create and distribute these self-defense items are already in the works. “While a few brothers will head up the printing process, the rest of the chapter will assist in the distribution process. We plan to distribute them

Does your organization have news to publish in the next issue of the Triangle REVIEW? Tell us about it! Email editor@triangle.org.

Triangle REVIEW |

21 | Spring 2016


IN MEMORIAM

James “Jim” Hall Jones cin53

CHAPTER ETERNAL

Accomplished Architect, Building Loan Fund Director of 30+ Years Armour

His father was a Baptist minister. His brothers returned from World War II to become clergymen. One brother was a Baptist minister and the other brother became a Roman Catholic priest. Religion and philosophy were a family tradition.

James “Jim” Hall Jones passed peacefully Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at the age of 82. Jim was an accomplished architect who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1957. While there, he joined the Triangle Fraternity and was initiated in 1953. During his college years, he met and married the love of his life, Martha “Myke” Jones (née. Doench) and went on to have five beautiful girls.

Jim was very fond of the song “How Great Thou Art”. It was written in the late 1800’s and made into a Russian and an English hymn. Billy Graham made it famous in the United States. The song was generally featured before each of his sermons. Jim’s advice to future generations was love God, help your fellow man, and pursue your passion. On the day he passed away Jim demonstrated his faith and thanked God as he wrote in his diary, “It’s been a great life-God has blessed me immensely. Great Family. Great Career. Great Life.”

During his tenure as an undergraduate Jim met fellow Triangle Ed Wedbush cin50 who would later go on to found Webbush Securities Inc. Ed started his career of investing in college and through their friendship Jim loved the stock market thanks to Ed’s influnce. Shortly after his graduation, Jim ran a successful architectural practice in Cincinnati focusing on commercial and later residential properties. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and held an architecture license in six states. Jim received the Triangle Fraternity Service Key for his work with the Triangle Building Loan Fund. He was a Trustee for the fund for more than three decades. His architectural and financial experience enabled projects to build or remodel Triangle fraternity houses across the country.

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Jim was a good listener. He was kind. He was a character, and he had real character. He advised his grandchildren to find their passion and pursue it. He considered the fraternity to be an integral part of college life. He always wanted a Dixieland Band at his funeral. His wish was granted. Participants in his Memorial Service marched out of the church after the service while the band played “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

Brother James “Jim” Hall Jones through the years from his time as an undergraduate Triangle brother, to his service on the Building & Loan Fund (now Triangle Building and Housing Corporation) board.

Jim was known for his “outside the box” thinking for financing fraternity house building, purchasing, or remodeling. His unofficial title among the BLF Trustees was “Mountaintop Prophet” Richard Beaubien mich64 Chairman, Triangle Building & Housing Corp.

BLF meetings won’t be the same without Jim. He always had a “story” to remind us all how Triangle has played an important role in our lives through the years.”

Henry H. Koci ar44 August 10, 2015 Thomas J. Dolan ar49 September 25, 2015

Cincinnati

James Hall Jones cin53 August 13, 2015 Byron W. Meyer cin53 December 22, 2015

Cornell

Rhaeto A. Pfister cor54 October 20, 2015

Missouri Mines

Lawrence J. Jamboretz mom43 May 17, 2015

MSOE

William Hilgendorf msoe68 August 28, 2015

Northwestern Stanton R. Cook nu48 September 3, 2015

Thaddeus N. DeWolf nu38 September 15, 2015

Ohio State

South Dakota Mines Paul E. Besselievre sdm60 May 21, 2015

UCLA

Lee C. Sutherland ucla61 2015

VCU

Chris Ducic vcu13 October 31, 2015

Wisconsin

Ned W. Breuer wis49 January 3, 2015

David C. Bixler os41 April 09, 2015

Edward R. Drott wis42 March 8, 2015

John Thimesch kan48 2015

Larry L. Hench os57 December 15, 2015

Darin R. Kohles wis88 2015

Kentucky

Penn State

Richard A. Moll wis72 July 30, 2015

Kansas

Frederick G. Davis ky63 April 10, 2015

Jan W. Leonard ps66 August 26, 2015

Marquette

John T. O’Hara ps53 August 24, 2015

Wilfred J. Lepeska marq52 November 21, 2015

James E. Beehler pur42 September 25, 2015

John D. Santi marq50 August 29, 2015

Harold D. Neptune pur62 June 01, 2015

Michigan

George A. Shwab pur57 June 10, 2015

Joel L. Gauthier mich62 July 17, 2015

Samuel F. Hulbert rose04 January 29, 2016

James S. Nakama mich78 June 06, 2015

Douglas W. Meyer rose70 March 25, 2015

James C. Adamson marq58 November 04, 2015

Robert W. Bishop mich38 June 10, 2015

Purdue

Rose Tech

CHAPTER ETERNAL NOTIFICATIONS Are you aware of a Triangle brother who has recently passed away and entered Chapter Eternal? If so, please send Chapter Eternal notices including date of death, news, and photos to Triangle National Headquarters or contact the Director of Membership at lynnef@triangle.org.

James Marshall pur65 Director, Triangle Building & Housing Corp. Triangle REVIEW |

23 | Spring 2016


IN MEMORIAM

James “Jim” Hall Jones cin53

CHAPTER ETERNAL

Accomplished Architect, Building Loan Fund Director of 30+ Years Armour

His father was a Baptist minister. His brothers returned from World War II to become clergymen. One brother was a Baptist minister and the other brother became a Roman Catholic priest. Religion and philosophy were a family tradition.

James “Jim” Hall Jones passed peacefully Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at the age of 82. Jim was an accomplished architect who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1957. While there, he joined the Triangle Fraternity and was initiated in 1953. During his college years, he met and married the love of his life, Martha “Myke” Jones (née. Doench) and went on to have five beautiful girls.

Jim was very fond of the song “How Great Thou Art”. It was written in the late 1800’s and made into a Russian and an English hymn. Billy Graham made it famous in the United States. The song was generally featured before each of his sermons. Jim’s advice to future generations was love God, help your fellow man, and pursue your passion. On the day he passed away Jim demonstrated his faith and thanked God as he wrote in his diary, “It’s been a great life-God has blessed me immensely. Great Family. Great Career. Great Life.”

During his tenure as an undergraduate Jim met fellow Triangle Ed Wedbush cin50 who would later go on to found Webbush Securities Inc. Ed started his career of investing in college and through their friendship Jim loved the stock market thanks to Ed’s influnce. Shortly after his graduation, Jim ran a successful architectural practice in Cincinnati focusing on commercial and later residential properties. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and held an architecture license in six states. Jim received the Triangle Fraternity Service Key for his work with the Triangle Building Loan Fund. He was a Trustee for the fund for more than three decades. His architectural and financial experience enabled projects to build or remodel Triangle fraternity houses across the country.

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Jim was a good listener. He was kind. He was a character, and he had real character. He advised his grandchildren to find their passion and pursue it. He considered the fraternity to be an integral part of college life. He always wanted a Dixieland Band at his funeral. His wish was granted. Participants in his Memorial Service marched out of the church after the service while the band played “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

Brother James “Jim” Hall Jones through the years from his time as an undergraduate Triangle brother, to his service on the Building & Loan Fund (now Triangle Building and Housing Corporation) board.

Jim was known for his “outside the box” thinking for financing fraternity house building, purchasing, or remodeling. His unofficial title among the BLF Trustees was “Mountaintop Prophet” Richard Beaubien mich64 Chairman, Triangle Building & Housing Corp.

BLF meetings won’t be the same without Jim. He always had a “story” to remind us all how Triangle has played an important role in our lives through the years.”

Henry H. Koci ar44 August 10, 2015 Thomas J. Dolan ar49 September 25, 2015

Cincinnati

James Hall Jones cin53 August 13, 2015 Byron W. Meyer cin53 December 22, 2015

Cornell

Rhaeto A. Pfister cor54 October 20, 2015

Missouri Mines

Lawrence J. Jamboretz mom43 May 17, 2015

MSOE

William Hilgendorf msoe68 August 28, 2015

Northwestern Stanton R. Cook nu48 September 3, 2015

Thaddeus N. DeWolf nu38 September 15, 2015

Ohio State

South Dakota Mines Paul E. Besselievre sdm60 May 21, 2015

UCLA

Lee C. Sutherland ucla61 2015

VCU

Chris Ducic vcu13 October 31, 2015

Wisconsin

Ned W. Breuer wis49 January 3, 2015

David C. Bixler os41 April 09, 2015

Edward R. Drott wis42 March 8, 2015

John Thimesch kan48 2015

Larry L. Hench os57 December 15, 2015

Darin R. Kohles wis88 2015

Kentucky

Penn State

Richard A. Moll wis72 July 30, 2015

Kansas

Frederick G. Davis ky63 April 10, 2015

Jan W. Leonard ps66 August 26, 2015

Marquette

John T. O’Hara ps53 August 24, 2015

Wilfred J. Lepeska marq52 November 21, 2015

James E. Beehler pur42 September 25, 2015

John D. Santi marq50 August 29, 2015

Harold D. Neptune pur62 June 01, 2015

Michigan

George A. Shwab pur57 June 10, 2015

Joel L. Gauthier mich62 July 17, 2015

Samuel F. Hulbert rose04 January 29, 2016

James S. Nakama mich78 June 06, 2015

Douglas W. Meyer rose70 March 25, 2015

James C. Adamson marq58 November 04, 2015

Robert W. Bishop mich38 June 10, 2015

Purdue

Rose Tech

CHAPTER ETERNAL NOTIFICATIONS Are you aware of a Triangle brother who has recently passed away and entered Chapter Eternal? If so, please send Chapter Eternal notices including date of death, news, and photos to Triangle National Headquarters or contact the Director of Membership at lynnef@triangle.org.

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“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others, lives on.” - Howie Darbo wis29 Alfred “Al” Jones mich53, was a husband, father, grandfather, pilot, veteran and teacher. He joined Triangle at University of Michigan, happy to have found a group of like-minded men. His time at Triangle Fraternity was the building block for his successful careers in the Navy and in education. The fellowship and brotherly bonds were important to him as he was an only child. It definitely molded his character for life with integrity, leadership, dedication, and loyalty. He fought for his country, fought for better education, and fought the cancer which ended his life in 2014. “I believe Al was motivated by a Triangle REVIEW from fall 2008, with Howie Darbo’s photo on the cover and his “leaving a legacy” story inside. I found that magazine by his chair after he passed. It was as though he wanted me to find this message and pass it on! I did just that by including it in Al’s memorial service and by making a donation to the Triangle Education Foundation in Al’s honor,” said his wife Virginia Jones.

For more on honor and legacy giving, please contact the Triangle Education Foundation at (317) 837-9641 or visit us at www.triangleef.org

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