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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.

 
February 24, 2022

 Phi Gamma Delta Is Celebrating Black History Month

Phi Gamma Delta is celebrating this year’s Black History Month by sharing the achievements of some of our Black brothers over the past year: 

  1. Jordan Neely (Embry-Riddle 2018) graduated from the Air Force pilot training in 2021. Jordan said, “it was a very rewarding feeling to see all my hard work pay off, and I feel I owe it to FIJI for setting me up for success." 
  2. Update from George (Idaho 2020) and Patrick Ngalamulume (Idaho 2017), who were featured in the spring 2017 magazine cover story:
    George was elected president of the University of Idaho (UI) Black Student Union, interned at law firm in Boise post-graduation and is now in his first year at the University of Idaho College of Law. He is following in the footsteps of his brother, Patrick, who passed the Idaho State Bar in 2020 and now works as an associate attorney at Parsons, Behle & Latimer.
  3. Tremayne Smith (East Carolina 2011) has had a successful career working as a staffer in both chambers of Congress and at JPMorgan Chase, where he currently serves as business management association for the Global Office of Diversity & Inclusion. He is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in social justice at Harvard University. Additionally, Tremayne is a national speaker for The Jewish National Fund, a nonprofit organization that works towards building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
    To learn more about Tremayne, read the spring 2021 magazine "Spotlight" section. 
 
February 18, 2022

 Richard Pan (Wabash 2024) Wins 1st-Generation College Student Scholarship

Richard Pan (Wabash 2024) was awarded the "Realizing the Dream" scholarship from the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI). He was one of 28 first-generation college students selected from a private, nonprofit college/university in the state of Indiana. Richard who is a philosophy, politics and economics major, received a $3,000 scholarship from ICI.

Click here to learn more about Richard's story.

 
February 14, 2022

 The British Columbia Chapter Holds Wreck Beach Cleanup Service Event

Brothers from the Pi Chapter at British Columbia held their Wreck Beach Cleanup community service event on February 12. The event was held in partnership with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Project and the City of Vancouver and the local parks board. Brothers, with the help of friends from the UBC sororities, spent the day cleaning up the beach to help keep their city beautiful.

 
February 7, 2022

 Six Knox Brothers Shave Their Heads to Raise Money for St. Baldrick's

Gamma Deuteron at Knox once again hosted their annual St. Baldrick's philanthropy event. This year, six brothers shaved their heads, raising $2,504 for the event. The Chapter donated an additional $1,500, bringing their total to $4,004 donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which will fund childhood cancer research.

 
January 15, 2022

 Cincinnati Brothers Attend Bruce Ziegler's (1971) Wedding in Florida

On January 9, Bruce Ziegler (1971), Chi Omicron at Cincinnati's first Colony President, got married at Burnt Shore Marina in Punta Gorda, Florida. Several founding fathers of the Chapter also attended the wedding, where they were pleasantly surprised to receive their Gold Owl pins, which celebrate 50 years of membership.

Pictured (L-R): Marvin Larry Sprague (1971), Bruce Ziegler, Chuck DeWitt (1972), Robert Lamar (1971), Dan Adovasio (1971), Bill Dowdney (1971) and Steve Crowe (1972)

 

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