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Award Winners - Trophies
August 15, 2022

 Phi Gamma Delta's Annual Award Winners for the 2021 Calendar Year

Each year, Phi Gamma Delta recognizes undergraduate chapters, graduate chapters and individuals through its annual awards. View the list of Annual Award winners for the 2021 calendar year

Pittsburgh Chapter - FIJI Open 2022 Group
August 5, 2022

 Pi Sigma at Pittsburgh Hosts Their Annual FIJI OPEN Golf Event

Brothers from the Pi Sigma Chapter at Pittsburgh continued their decades-long FIJI OPEN golf event tradition on July 30. Paul Leslie (1976), who was the original event coordinator in the late 1970’s, was this year’s Champion.

Pittsburgh Chapter - FIJI Open 2022 Champ
^ Pictured (L-R): Paul Leslie, this year's champion, with Ben Wallander (1989).

August 3, 2022

 Southern Methodist Brothers & Their Sons Gather for Fijis & Sons Event

In late July, six brothers from the Delta Tau Chapter at Southern Methodist, and their nine (future Fiji) sons, gathered at Cedar Creek Lake for their second annual Fijis and sons event.

Brothers pictured in the back row (L-R): Travis Hemphill (2007), Matt Barron (2007), Jeremy Maurer (2007), Chris Burton (2008), Jamie Stoehr (2007) and Dan Faulks (2007).

August 1, 2022

 John Emery (Wabash 1951) Receives Diamond Owl Certificate

John Emery (Wabash 1951) received his Diamond Owl certificate, celebrating 75 years as a Phi Gam.

June 28, 2022

 John Ruby (Northwestern 2000) Launches The Moving Spotlight Podcast

John Ruby (Northwestern 2000) (right) is a TV and film actor, acting teacher and, most recently, podcaster. In November 2021, John launched The Moving Spotlight Podcast with partner and co-host, Corbin Coyle. The podcast helps actors, artists and creators take control of their creative careers, and episodes are released weekly. For more information about the podcast, visit

Throughout his career, John has worked on TV shows such as CSI, Justified, For All Mankind, 2 Broke Girls, SWAT and Castle, and he has acted in movies and commercials. He spent over 10 years in casting, working on both TV shows and commercials. John left casting in 2017, to join The Storytellers Conservatory acting school, where he is an acting teacher and co-owner. 

June 23, 2022

 Cars Chandler Is Selected As Aurburn's Engineering Student Marshal

Robert "Cars" Carswell Chandler, IV (2022) was selected as a Student Marshal for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering (SGCE) during Auburn University's commencement ceremony in May. Each college selects a Student Marshal who has distinguished themselves through service and excellence to the college. To be considered, students must complete a minimum of four semesters with a 3.4+ GPA (graduating Cum Laude), and they must possess qualities of character, citizenship, leadership and professional promise. SGCE selected Cars as Student Marshall, because he excelled in the classroom, earned several scholarships, served as an engineering tutor and was involved on campus. Click here to read more about Cars.

Photo Credit: Auburn University

June 22, 2022

 Hanover Graduate Brothers Travel to Ireland for a Golf Trip

In June, three Hanover Phi Gams and one Sigma Chi traveled to the Southwest coast of Ireland to play golf at Waterville Golf Links.

^ Pictured (L-R): Sigma Chi Larry Cox, Eric Ballenger (1981), Rick Kenter (1981) and Kevin Keefe (1982).

June 15, 2022

 Paris Dong Breaks Several Records At Power Lifting Competition

Paris Dong (Colorado 2023) competed in a power lifting competition, where he broke one national record and eight Colorado state records. He also won overall best lifter.

May 25, 2022

 Kappa Omicron at Oregon State Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On May 21, Kappa Omicron at Oregon State celebrated their 100th anniversary with their first annual Pig Dinner since 2019. The Chapter originally chartered on December 30, 1921.

May 6, 2022

 Michael Mark Inducted into the Senior Skull Honor Society

Michael Mark (Maine 2023) was inducted into the Senior Skull Honor Society in April 2022. Michael was selected as an outstanding rising senior who exemplifies friendship, leadership, academics and UM spirit.

April 11, 2022

 Jim Tuman & Jimmy's Kids Receive the Congressional Award

Jim Tuman (Michigan State 1964) and Jimmy's Kids received the Congressional Award for their work on behalf of families in metro Detroit, Michigan. Jim founded Jimmy's Kids in 1988 when he was working as a youth advocate and motivational speaker. Jimmy's Kids servers thousands of children across the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area by partnering with local organizations and churches to set up gift-giving holiday parties. Jim and Jimmy's Kids were nominated for the award by Rashida Tlaib, U.S. representative for Michigan's 13th district.

Three Brothers Participate in Bradley's Big Ideas Competition
April 5, 2022

 Beta Pi Brothers Pitch Their Invention at Bradley's Big Idea Competition

Beta Pi Brothers McKeegan Curran (2024) (left), Jerad Grewe (2022) (middle) and Matthew La Haye (2023) (right) participated in Bradley's Big Idea Competition. This annual competition gives students an opportunity to pitch their new inventions and ideas to potential investors. During the year's competition, McKeegan, Jerad and Matthew proposed their idea for a new type of solar powered vending machine using compressed air to rapidly cool beverages on demand.


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